The PJ Tatler

Egypt's new leadership closer to the Brotherhood?

Have been watching massive Coptic Christian rallies in Egypt on Arabic satellite TV for the last two days. In light of recent attacks on Copts–most significantly the burning down of a church–thousands of angry Copts are protesting, especially on two themes: 1) the media, especially Arab media, continues to ignore their situation; and 2) that they get along with most Muslims, but that Muhammad Hussein Tantawi, Egypt’s top military man and de facto ruler, has close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, exacerbating the Copts’ plight. For what it’s worth, Tantawi has long been known as one of the few top Egyptian figures whose wife wears the hijab.