The result of the trial is likely to entrench the polarization between Egyptians for some time to come.
Since the downfall of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Salafism has been struggling to maintain its image as a sacred ideology.
The religious pluralism that now prevails in the United States took hundreds of years to emerge, and it is still tested by bigotry and discrimination.
The fact that Morsi won could be a sign that something was changing in the political culture of Egyptians. Perhaps they are becoming more open to experimenting and risk taking.
Despite the sentiment among citizens that they are equal regardless of religion, oppression of minority religions is enshrined in Egyptian law.
Interfaith in an interconnected age
What do we, the living, owe the dead?
I will never again read of Israel’s toil in the desert without profound empathy. And I had bottled water.
While there is ample room to get lost in the deserts of Egypt, there is no place to hide. The fragility of life, and the inevitability of death are the constant backdrop.