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Egyptian Government's Goal Is to Eradicate Dissent

A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, wearing a headband with a Mursi picture that reads "We all are Rabaa," takes part in a protest against the military and interior ministry, in front of Al Rayyan mosque after Friday prayers in the southern suburb of Maadi, on the outskirts of Cairo, December 27, 2013. (REUTERS/Amr Abdallah)

In an interview on NPR today about Egypt's widening crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and now journalists, Shadi Hamid, a fellow and director of research for the Brookings Doha Center, told host Renee Montagne that:

we're not just seeing a return to the old Mubarak era, we're seeing something considerably worse. The goal here isn't to restrict dissent, it's to eradicate dissent.

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