It seems I left Egypt at just the right time. The governing military junta, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, is getting increasingly paranoid and belligerent. It’s ramping up its hysterical campaign against “spies and saboteurs” and “foreign infiltrators,” and it’s sending goon squads of “volunteers” out into the streets to kidnap foreigners and deliver them to police stations for interrogation.
It would have made an interesting story had this happened to me, but I’m nevertheless relieved that it did not.
I have another dispatch that I expect to publish later today, so don’t go away. This one is a profile of former Muslim Brotherhood members who recently quit. They told me what goes on in that organization when Western reporters, gullible or otherwise, are not in the room. You won’t want to miss it.