Only those unacquainted with the fanaticism that permeates Egyptian society—where rumors of churches being built or just repaired often prompt mass upheavals and violent riots—will deem such a scenario as farfetched.
Hamas, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, was supposed to create an alternative religious nationalist ethos in contrast to the secular nationalism led by various Arab organizations. It failed abysmally to do so.
The arguments, explanations and even justifications of terror attacks provided by different commentators and experts distort the truth. And as the ‘circles of progress’ become jihad’s allies, Muslims keep paying the price.