The recent referendum was not a triumph of Egypt’s nascent democracy — which is the way it was played in the media — but a rigged enterprise designed to give the advantage to the Muslim Brotherhood. The Ikhwan is the only political force that is well-organized and ruthless enough to fill the current power vacuum, provided that elections are held quickly. Thanks to the referendum scam, Egyptians will vote in September, which should be soon enough for the Brotherhood’s purposes.
Egyptian Copts understand very well that “democracy” in Egypt does not bode well for the Christian minority. The majority of Egyptians favor sharia, which means that Christians are likely to face persecution — democratic persecution.