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Middle East specialist: Egypt's revolution continues and the coup will soon fall

February 11, 2014 at 12:32 pm

The Voice of Russia recently aired an interview with Hugh Miles, an investigative journalist specialising in Middle East affairs who argues that while Egypt is currently experiencing a state of instability as the revolution continues to unfold, there is still a possibility to defeat the military coup and return life to normal in Egypt.

Miles thinks that the Muslim Brotherhood is likely to return to power despite the crackdown by the state, the army, the media and the judiciary and despite the efforts of General Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi, who has openly murdered and imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood members. Miles also noted that the Muslim Brotherhood has wide support among the Egyptian people, winning every election following the 25 January revolution, and thus presents a considerable challenge to the state. Therefore, it is inevitable that the state will have to reconcile with them and hold those responsible for the murders of its supporters.

According to Miles, “there is a possibility of a second military coup against General Al-Sisi, because of the bloodshed that followed ousting President Mohammed Morsi.” He pointed out that eventually “the army may change its allegiance just like during the Iranian revolution when the people thought the army was loyal to the Shah.”