Egypt’s current situation can be summed up by one jokey quote doing the rounds just now:
“Nasser, Sadat and Mubarak all tried to get rid of the Muslim Brotherhood. Only Morsi succeeded.”
UPDATE: Yesterday, the army gave President Morsi 48 hours to resolve the crisis before they would “take responsibility.” They later denied this would amount to a coup, but it has been speculated that it would involve removing Morsi from power – perhaps replacing him with a technocratic government before holding new elections. It’s a fair bet to say that the Muslim Brotherhood would find their popularity diminished in such hypothetical elections. These protests have been seen as a setback for – and perhaps even a rejection of – political Islamism in the region. Either way, the next day will be crucial for determining the direction of Egypt’s future.
You can see a live stream of Tahrir Square, the focus point of Egypt’s protests, here.