Ongoing Turmoil Long history of political turmoil Great conflict between Islamic extremists and the government Protests in 2011 ousted Hosni Mubarak Repressive rule under Mubarak - Security forces used brutal force - Many unexplained “disappearances” - Political dissent silenced
The Neighbours Next Door Tunisian uprisings in December 2010 encouraged mass protests in the region, including Egypt (Arab Spring) February 11, 2011 Mubarak “stepped down” – Fled Cairo - Sentenced to life in prison THEN WHAT? Military ruled for about a year, unrest continued Increased polarization between Islamists parties and more liberal and secular parties After elections, Islamists parties in the lead
Morsi Morsi elected at end of 2012 – Islamist Brotherhood His assembly approved a constitution that many secular groups claim violate women’s rights and freedom of expression Anti-government protesters took to the street en mass once again Violent repression continues…
Causes and Implications Quick Recap 5 types of issues? Identify an example of an issue that can fit into more than one category? Causes and Implications Social, cultural, economic, political and/or environmental causes and implications (real and/or potential)
Article Analysis Use the organizer to help you identify the causes and implications (real and predicted) of the latest uprising in Egypt You will also want to consider adding information to your organizer from the background article you read for homework Work with 1-2 of your peers to complete this task. Compare your findings, discuss them and assess how you did with this task.