From Egypt to Tunisia, from Algeria to Morocco, Islamist and democratic hopes alike have been dashed, or crashed. Time to reflect on how that could happen.
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- Many people hailed the July 3rd ouster of Mohammed Morsi as the second revolution in Egypt in the span of two years. The controversy, however, still continues in the intellectual circles among those who consider what happened a revolution and those who consider it a coup. Each group advances its reasons to legitimize its position and defend its take on the crisis. Any objective analyst, however, would call it what it was; a coup d’état supported by large throngs of protesters under the banner of a wide and well organized opposition, Jabhat al Inqadh Al Watany (National Salvation Front), dissatisfied with the Muslim Brotherhood.