Dissecting The Egyptian Division in Cairo & the United States

Friday, August 16, 2013

Egyptian protesting in El-Etehadeya district during "June 30" protests against Mohamed Morsi. (George Nazmi Bebawi/Shutterstock)

The world reacted to the violence in Egypt yesterday, with President Obama condemning the bloodshed and canceling joint military exercises, though he made no mention of any changes to aid.

“The Egyptian people deserve better than what we've seen over the last several days," the president said Thursday. "And to the Egyptian people, let me say the cycle of violence and escalation needs to stop.”

In the wake of escalating violence, it is unclear how the two sides will reconcile their differences in order to move forward as a unified country. Today leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood are looking to regain momentum, calling on supporters to take to the streets for a day of “rage.”

Michael Wahid Hanna is a senior fellow at the Century Foundation who is on the ground in Cairo. He joins us to discuss what's next for each side in the ongoing conflict. 

is Nancy Yousef, Egyptian-American professor of English at Baruch College… and Sarah McGowan, 27-year-old Egyptian-American who was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio

The events in Egypt are not just affecting those in the nation—Egyptians living in the United States are also reacting to the conflict. Nancy Yousef is an Egyptian-American professor of English at Baruch College, and Sarah McGowan is a 27-year-old Egyptian-American who was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. They join us to give their impression of the violence, and how they view a U.S. position as Egyptian-Americans.



Michael Wahid Hanna

Produced by:

Ellen Frankman


T.J. Raphael

Comments [1]


After the ratification of the US Constitution there was a conflict between the slave states and abolitionist movement?
Try a conflict between the Democratic Party and the Republican Party?
A little too much factual history there while we are making fatuous comparisons between the US and Egypt?

Go back and review the sanguine and dumb "progressive" predictions for the MB in Egypt just a couple of years ago.

Aug. 16 2013 09:17 AM

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