Sharif Abdel Kouddous, of Democracy Now, returns to Cairo to report on the religious tensions rising in Imbaba, and the across-the-board outrage against the military trials of protesters:
What’s heartening for me about this situation, dire as it may seem, is how much unity there is among the young Egyptian revolutionaries (and also, between them and their counterparts in other countries in revolutionary ferment, such as Tunisia). They want civilian trials, fairness, impartiality and an end to religious persecution of any kind. They are resisting the efforts of the counterrevolutionary factions to drive sectarian wedges between them. They are Christians and Muslims working for peace, freedom and democracy together. As long as they maintain that unity, there is no shortage of hope, no matter what else may be lacking. Egypt will, I think, be the proving ground for the truth of the slogan: The people, united, will never be defeated!