Economic demands of the revolution haven’t been addressed. Local leaders know and are getting specific in their campaigns.
It may be one of the few remaining ways to register dissent in Egypt.
In last Wednesday’s New York Times, David Kirkpatrick wrote that recent events in the Middle East suggest that violent extremist interpretations of politicized Islam are threatening to replace electoral Islamism. “Moderate” is employed to describe Islamists who contest politics through official electoral institutions, while “radical” is used to describe jihadi groups that seek to overthrow existing status quo governments through extra-political and violent means.