Things do not look good for Egypt as President Mohammed Morsi said on Sunday that he was forced to take steps in order to “protect his nation”. The statement is being received as a threat by the opposition forces in the country who now dread a crackdown.
A spokesman for the National Salvation Front (NSF), an alliance of non-Islamist parties formed late last year to oppose Morsi, Khaled Dawoud said that the comments were really “scary” and that the “language was suggesting suppressive measures”, which ultimately means that there would be more riots and even more chaos in Egypt than before.
Morsi’s opponents accuse him and his association, the Muslim Brotherhood, of trying to take over the country to impose their undemocratic laws. They see him as the new ‘pharaoh’ who wants to dominate Egypt just like Hosni Mubarak, only with stricter Islamist policies.
The Muslim Brotherhood is already notorious for organizing violent demonstrations/abuse against the opposition forces to stop them from raising their voice against Morsi’s rule.
The Brotherhood, on the other hand, accuses the opposition forces of manipulating the Egyptian public and forcing them to stand against the president.
The blame game has resulted in utter chaos. If the opposition’s fear of a crackdown turns out to be correct, then the state of Egypt may go from bad to worse, maybe way beyond worse. On Friday, dozens of people got injured in a fight between anti and pro Muslim Brotherhood people. This is but just a glimpse of how ugly things can get in near future.