Political Islam and Secular Forces: The Struggle for Survival in Egypt

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies

Author(s): Michael Wahid Hanna

Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/political-islam-and-secular-forces-struggle-survival-egypt-27506

In the aftermath of Egypt’s July 2013 coup that ousted the Muslim Brotherhood President, Mohamed Morsi, and set the stage for the country’s current military-led political order, the regime of President ‘Abd Fattah al-Sisi has single-mindedly and ruthlessly sought to eliminate independent political life in Egypt. While the initial focus of the al-Sisi regime was the repression and eradication of the Muslim Brotherhood, the security establishment quickly pivoted to a much broader course of repression to include any and all independent civilian political actors or parties. The al-Sisi regime sought not only to destroy organized political life as it existed at the time of their ascension to power, but also sought to cripple the possibility of future political organization and activity.

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