Egypt is Burning

The Progressive Cynic

© Josh Sager – August 2013

 

Over the past week, the civil unrest in Egypt has taken a turn for the worst, developing into extreme violence. While the exact death toll is unknown, reports estimate that approximately 800 protesters have been killed and many more injured in the last week alone.

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Videos and reports from the conflict show Muslim Brotherhood members and the military personnel engaging in open gun-battles in the street; in addition to these battles, the military has fired upon completely unarmed protesters—including first responders, reporters, and obvious non-combatants—and the Muslim Brotherhood has targeted the Egyptian Christian population under the assumption that they side with the military.

Personally, I have great sympathy for the Egyptian people and think that something needs to be done to stop this crisis immediately. Even if one disagrees with the Muslim Brotherhood in virtually every issue (as I do), they have the…

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