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That was my point too

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Submitted by sara (United States), Jul 8, 2013 at 19:56

I am convinced that the price of bread and deteriorating economy is what brought people out on the streets to protest, not reaction to the Islamist government.

This is not a referendum on Islamism despite what the west wants to believe, nor was it anti-Muslim Brotherhood per se, they just want food and the rest, they could care less about. Still, the fact that all factions are now fighting each other is indicative of the culture and the sectarian triablism that has always been present but camouflaged with a facade of faux democracy.

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