Is Egypt the next Algeria? Unlikely.

While some radical Islamists in Egypt may try to use violence and terrorism as a tactic, the magnitude of this phenomenon is likely to be miniscule compared to the situation in Algeria in the 1990s.

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August 26, 2013 14:00
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Algerian riot police prevent a 2001 demonstration

Algerian riot police prevent a demonstration 370 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)

 
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Many fear that banning the Muslim Brotherhood group will result in the use of violence, similar to what happened in Algeria during the 1990s. When the Algerian people refused to give the radical Islamists - who later won the elections - political power, Algeria endured the blood shed of 100,000 innocent people, over a ten year period.

The possibility that Egypt will follow Algeria, in a similar outcome, is highly unlikely due to the following reasons.

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