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Egyptian-Americans Split Over Morsi Coup

The Egyptian-American community is divided and frustrated over US policy toward Egypt.
Activists from the Egyptian-Americans for Democracy and Human Rights organization protest outside the Egypt embassy in Washington August 19, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTX12R5T

For the second time this summer, Muhammed Shoubir rode from New York City to Washington, DC, to protest what he calls the “anti-democratic military coup” that on July 3 ousted former president and Muslim Brotherhood member Mohammed Morsi.

With glasses and a trimmed beard and mustache, Shoubir, originally from Tanta, bears a striking resemblance to Morsi, whose Islamist party he says he supports, though he is not a member. In the 2011 Egyptian presidential elections, he voted from abroad for the independent Islamist Abdul Moneim Aboul Fotouh, and then for Morsi in the runoff.

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