Egyptian Universities as Incubators of Unrest, writes Reem Leila

“Emad Gad, a political analyst at Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies said the Muslim Brotherhood has been decapitated, especially after most of its leaders were arrested. Gad believes that universities mirror society as they are part and parcel of it. “Throughout history, Islamists have been unable to change their strategy. They are doing the same thing that was done during King Farouk and Nasser’s era, which is violent attacks on the country’s vital entities,” said Gad, adding that the protests are “alienating the majority of Egyptians”.
According to Gad, Islamists have lost control. “They lost what they were known for — the most organised group. Their protests and riots are more similar to flash mobs than to coordinated marches,” said Gad.”


About angelajoya

Assistant Professor, Middle East Political Economy, at the University of Oregon. Currently writing on the Egyptian revolution and the Syrian crisis.
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