21 January 2013
This House believes Egypt is becoming dangerously
divided and intolerant
Since the revolution, the Islamist parties have won every
referendum and every election. But how much of the country actually
supports them - and where are the faultlines between different
sections of society? This debate was held for the first time in
Alexandria, which has seen its own share of demonstrations and
unrest. Is President Morsi a leader for all Egypt or a politician
intent on maximising the power and influence of his own movement.
Two years after Egypt's revolution began an overwhelming majority
at a free speech forum here said the country was sinking under the
weight of deepening political and religious divisions.