Egypt protest highlights divide between Islamists and secularists


via Egypt protest highlights divide between Islamists and secularists – latimes.com.

“The demonstration in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, one of the largest since President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in February, reaffirmed the power of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist organizations that amassed tens of thousands of supporters. It comes as weeks of protests have convulsed the country and polarized political parties whose true agendas are emerging.

“The people want an Islamic state,” Islamists chanted while outnumbered secular demonstrators watched from the sidelines in a square streaked with religious banners and echoing with loudspeakers.”

But the leftist media told us the revolution was for democracy and that Muslim Brotherhood was secularist and peaceful.

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