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Western Michigan University Professor says Egypt's journey to democracy will be long and bumpy

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Dr. Mohammed Sultan is the chair of the WMU Department of Geosciences.
Dr. Mohammed Sultan is the chair of the WMU Department of Geosciences.

KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- The military in Egypt continues to tighten the crackdown on the Islamic Brotherhood, deciding over the weekend to to try three of its leaders for inciting violence.

Dr. Mohamed Sultan, a native of Egypt says while many Americans blame the army for the carnage, there is plenty of blame to go around.

But he says while the administration of former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi may have been inept and failed to meet some pretty high expectations, what the Army has done during the crackdown has been criminal.

He says the army may deny it, but they are calling the shots. The publicly approved constitution is being rewritten.

He says the hopes of a peaceful transition from an Arab spring to a prosperous and democratic future have been dashed and the road back to democratic control may be a long and already bloody one.

 

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