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Islamists dominate demonstrations across Egypt

Islamists are holding onto the upper hand in demonstrations across the nation

Ahram Online, Friday 29 Jul 2011
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Apart from mass protests in Cairo and Alexandria, other Egyptian cities witnessed smaller ‎demonstrations, where the Islamists are keeping the upper hand across the nation.‎

In Suez, thousands took to the street. Salafists rallied in the January 25 Square, while ‎secularists calling for the fulfillment of the revolution demands gathered in El-Arbaeen ‎Square before deciding to walk out because the “Islamists did not live up to their word" i.e., not ‎to chant religious slogans.‎

There was an agreement among many political forces not to chant Islamic or partisan ‎‎slogans and call for unity, however, pro-Islamic slogans were common in all protests.‎

Tens of Salafists in Qena, Upper Egypt, chanted pro-Islam slogans and held banners and placards with ‎anti-secularist statements.

In Assiout, thousands from across the political spectrum went out to protest, but the Islamists’ ‎presence was quite felt.

Disagreements broke out in Mansoura among hundreds of protesters over the chants of ‎the Islamists and lack of unity.‎

Pro-Islam slogans were frequently repeated in Zagazig governorate's Tahrir Square and Fayom, ‎including the widely chanted “Islamic, Islamic.”

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Victor Purinton
30-07-2011 04:39pm
The revolution and the downfall of Mubarak was done by the masses, who want democracy and a minimal role of Sharia in the legal system. But Islamists will have none of that. Now that there is a power vacuum and a change of leadership is in store, they are beginning to intimidate. There will be bloodshed over this issue. Islamists do not tolerate any opposition. Fear for Egypt.
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