The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Egypt's ruthless logic

Political scientist Emad Shahin, quoted in a good Reuters piece on the narrowing room for moderates in Egypt:

"If you're against the coup, then you're with the Brotherhood. If you're with the Brotherhood, then you're a terrorist. And if you are for democracy, then you are a fifth columnist. That is how it's calculated."

Pretty spot on.