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Egypt Under Al-Sisi: An Interview with Raymond Stock
by Jerry Gordon (February 2015)
When Mohammed Morsi became the elected President of Egypt in June 2012, one of his first acts was to replace Marshall Tantawi, as Defense Minister with Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leaders had been jailed under long term strongman President Mubarak but escaped during the turmoil of the Arab Spring in January 2011. Morsi and the MB leaders saw an opening when Mubarak caved to the requests of the US Administration and left office in the face of daily demands by masses convening in Tahrir square with scenes of hundreds shot by the Egyptian military and security forces. The hope was that elections of a new President might result in an Egypt under more secular leadership of a reformist bent. Instead, Morsi’s election in June 2012 went in the opposite direction...more>>>