Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei took over as Egypt’s interim prime minister a day after 36 people were killed in clashes involving Islamist supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi and his opponents.
Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei returned to Cairo and said he will join demonstrators in the capital tomorrow in a fourth day of anti-government protests inspired by the revolt that toppled Tunisia’s leader.
Egypt’s interim premier will begin talks on forming a cabinet that will have to heal political rifts and revive a crumbling economy if it’s to end the crisis that engulfed the nation following the ouster of Mohamed Mursi.
This time, international expressions of concern and calls for restraint will not suffice. The Egyptian military’s brutal clearance this morning of Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in Cairo demands the same outrage that would follow if secular protesters were killed by an Islamist government.