Protests Then, Protests Now

About a year ago in Egypt, brave young men and women rushed into the streets of Cairo in order to fight for human rights. They risked life, they risked bodily harm, but the cause for which they struggled was important to the people of their homeland. Today, when the same protesters enter Tahrir Square in order to denounce actions of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, they are met, not merely with soldiers and police, but with members of the Muslim Brotherhood who stand by the government because they won a majority in  Parliament. As they  tell former comrades in arms: “the people chose Muslim Brotherhood MPs.’

During a recent demonstration, Muslim Brotherhood supporters physically attacked women who last year were their fellow comrades. In many respects the Muslim  Brotherhood has become an arm of the same police they opposed several months ago.  Ah, the high one feels when sipping the cup of power!