The rule of the Muslim Brotherhood has ended in Egypt. The new revolutionary wave swept everything with it this time – the state authoritarianism of the Mubarak era, as well as Islamist attempts to monopolize power and impose their agenda on the country.
It was a revolt against a deafening failure to manage the affairs of the people, the continued suppression of individual and collective rights, not to mention an inability to introduce anything new that would prompt reconsideration of Egypt’s role in the Arab and Islamic worlds. (...)
Today, Egypt enters a new era, be it a transitional period in which the whole system of governance is revised, or a period of bloody infighting that leads to direct military rule. It is therefore important for those who care about Egypt’s future not to get ahead of themselves in a rush to see all their hopes for the country be fulfilled, something that may not correspond to the calculations of the rebellious Egyptian masses.
Ibrahim al-Amin / Al-Akhbar.