Egyptians will have to choose between the former regime and Islamists in the runoff presidential election. Between a rock and a hard place. But are Islamists really not part of the former regime?
Formed in the twenties, the Muslim Brotherhood has always had ties with the ruling regimes, one time enemies, other times allies. Yes they were the most prominent opposition but they always defended the interests of the group and never have they stood for Egypt's favor. Their history has witnessed assassinations, bombings and racism all in the name god, like men of god always do.
Now they are trying to appeal to Egyptians to forget all that and stand by their side to defend the revolution. The revolution they did not take part in from the beginning and abandoned it and its goals once their demands have been secured through a deal with the ruling Generals.
Through a feeble and exploitive representation in the parliament they have attempted to marginalize the Supreme Court and legalize marrying off thirteen-year-old girls without their consent; revealing the true nature of their authoritarian and misogynistic ideology.
The Muslim Brotherhood is the other face of the removed regime in Egypt; fascist, suppressive and hypocritical but empowered with the word of god.