Visiting scholar remarks on ridiculing of civilian politics in Egypt

Egypt Yannis Behrakis web

In a recent piece in Jadaliyya Magazine, Program on Arab Reform and Democracy Visiting Scholar Amr Hamzawy comments on the growing social discontent with failtures of the military-backed regime in Egypt. Hamzawy states that aside from silencing dissident voices, the regime is also implementing a powerful strategy of 'ridiculing politics' where civilian communities are rendered incompetent and inferior to the current generals running the country. Hamzawy was elected to serve in Egypt’s first parliament after the outset of the January 25 Revolution before it was dissolved in the summer of 2012.