The fissures between between Egypt’s interim government and the Muslim Brotherhood party it replaced in power continue to widen. This week, Egyptian soldiers opened fire on supporters of the deposed president Mohammed Morsi. While there has been no accountability for perpetrators within the military, Egypt’s top prosecutor has ordered the arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and other top officials on charges of inciting violence. Meanwhile, the Brotherhood continues to reject the legitimacy of the new government.
Nation contributor Sharif Abdel Kouddous joins Democracy Now! to discuss the evolving political crisis and the failure of Egyptian media to hold the army to account.
Read Sharif Abdel Kouddous’s latest article on what led to Morsi’s ouster.