The Backlash after the Demise: The Brothers and the Copts

Published on 12 August 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood may have underestimated the large numbers that responded to Tamarod’s plea to take to the streets on June 30 to call for early presidential elections, but they did bet correctly on the Coptic contingent.

A few days before the protests and throughout the week of demonstrations, media sympathetic to the Brotherhood launched a campaign that represented the protests as a Christian conspiracy against Islam.

The campaign was staged with an intensity that was sufficient to catalyze bloody sectarian clashes.


Mariz Tadros

Director (CREID)

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