How Morsy will gain total control over Egypt

An analysis of the Egyptian president's moves in creating an Islamic state.

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August 27, 2012 14:21
Morsy swears in new Defence Minister

Morsy swears in Minister (R370). (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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The sudden move of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsy to oust the senior leadership of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) came as a surprise to many analysts. The move was celebrated by Islamists because it advances their cause of making Egypt an Islamic state. Relief was also felt by many ordinary Egyptians who were growing increasingly frustrated by the ongoing power struggle between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military. The move even pleased certain liberals who harbor ill feelings of paranoia with regards to the military. Most liberals, however, felt that this move ended any hope of preventing Egypt from becoming an Islamic state since the military plays a role in protecting the country’s secularism.

This move can be analysed on several different levels.

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