Fareed Zakaria discusses Egypt’s political crisis with Harvard University’s Tarek Masoud and the Council on Foreign Relations' Steven Cook.
When you look at the struggle, is it essentially the Islamists versus the secularists? And is it fair to say, as everybody does, while the Islamists have greater appeal, they're better organized, they're going to win this?
Well, I think it is, right now - there are basically three groups here that are contending for the loyalties of the great undifferentiated mass of Egyptian people. The one group are the Islamists. The other group are the revolutionaries, the kinds of photogenic people that we remember from Tahrir Square a couple of years ago. And then the third group are the Mubarak loyalists. And during the revolution of 2011, it was really the Islamists and the young revolutionaries against the Mubarak loyalists.
Now, because the Islamists have been so heavy-handed in the way that they've governed the transitions, particularly since Mohamed Morsy's election, it's now really the revolutionaries finding themselves uneasy allies with these Mubarak loyalists. And their big grievance is this constitution, which they find to be very retrograde. It takes Egypt a significant step more toward an Islamic polity.
Watch the full panel on "Fareed Zakaria GPS" this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET.