The Egyptian army have removed the Muslim Brotherhood from power after they consistently attempted to carry out their manifesto.
Legitimate democratic elections in the country, for the first time ever, were expected to lead to a government that the people could be proud of after decades of tyrannical rule under Hosni Mubarak, but the Brotherhood’s unexpected conduct has left a bad taste in the mouth of the ordinary Egyptian.
Mohammed Aziz, a butcher from Maadi, was outraged by their behaviour: “We didn’t expect this at all - politicians are supposed to make empty promises and lie. How could we possibly have foreseen they would actually live up to their name?”
The Muslim Brotherhood have, as they laid out in their manifesto and all public speeches, carried out an intense process of Islamification since coming to power during the Arab Spring, but this method of governance has been incredibly controversial.
Interim president Adly Mansour was critical of the regime saying: “The Egyptian people have been raised on decades of watching democratically elected politicians in the westen world lie, scam, and cheat their way through parliament. This is our time now and we deserve the same as them.”
“When we went to the polls and saw the name ‘Muslim Brotherhood’, with their promises to reinforce Islamic traditions and ceremony, we thought we’d be getting a liberal, atheist government who would not care one iota for religion. That’s what would have happened in the UK; I mean look at the Liberal Democrats - there can’t be a much less liberal and much less democratically elected party in power in the whole of Europe!”
Thousands of protestors gathered in Tahrir Square, furious that they were allowed to do so. “Where is the rash policing, tear gas, and kettling,” complained one exasperated market trader, “do they even understand politics?”
It is not yet known how the army and President Mansour plan to fix the problems currently rife in Egyptian politics. Privately they are admitting it could take several more elections, uprisings, and coups before the army get their man into power legitimately.