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Egypt's revolution has entered a new phase – the war of symbols. On the one hand, you have Egypt’s current custodian, General al-Sisi. His face has been painted on chocolate. If you don't go for sweets, there's a sandwich named after him – the Sisi mix. In fact, there’s an entire Tumbler site dedicated to spotting images of Sisi.
Now, on the other hand (literally), a hand has become the other side of the story. This four fingered salute is being considered the symbol of defiance against military rule. It’s a reference to the Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque where Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed recently with the army. Rabaa means “four”. Hence the symbol. And the message is spreading outside of Egypt. Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan has done the four finger salute in support of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Behind these symbols lie the two great unresolved issues in Egypt today. Will General al-Sisi cede power to a democratically elected government eventually? And will the Muslim Brotherhood be allowed to participate if there are elections?