Amid renewed protests, Egypt is again teetering
Egypt’s nascent democracy is at grave risk because of the actions of both the victors and the vanquished.
Islamists and liberal secularists claim to champion and cherish democracy but not enough to actually practise it.
Many of the Islamists who helped to narrowly elect Mohammed Morsi as president this year believe that their triumph gave them a broad writ to impose their conservative religious and cultural views on the entire country. They have marginalized the losers by acting as if they don’t exist.