Egypt: popular protests expose government corruption, but open doors for Islamic militants
February 09, 2011
Continuing demonstrations in Cairo have had a healthy effect of focusing attention on corruption in the government and massive inequalities in Egyptian society, a priest on the scene reports.
However, the popular uprisings are also opening the door for manipulation by extremists. “You can see more and more fundamentalists in the streets,” an eyewitness tells the AsiaNews service, referring to Islamic militants. Pamphlets produced by the Iranian government, calling for Islamic revolution, are now being circulated.
- An important breakthrough: “now the press highlights the corruption of the regime,” Fr Verdoscia tells Fides (Fides)
- Demonstrations without leadership favour Muslim extremists (AsiaNews)
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