Jul 30 2011
“We are all Osama bin Laden.” At a huge rally in Tahrir Square, it became apparent that Islamic radicals had hijacked the revolution from the liberal pro-Democracy contingent.
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Friday was meant to symbolize a day of unity in Egypt’s Tahrir Square. Instead, it turned into a show of disunity between the country’s Islamic fundamentalists and secularists. Liberals opted out of the protests, accusing the Islamic parties of betrayal, and of hijacking their revolution. While the speeches in Tahrir Square talked of solidarity, the views of the crowd were far from moderate, according to reports from al-Jazeera.