|Employment and tourism have all but disappeared|
What has most surprised Lynch is the incompetence of the Brotherhood since the parliamentary election that gave them the most seats. It has presided over an economic tailspin while they wasted their energies investigating a comedian that allegedly insulted the President Morsi. It has failed to make the painful but necessary economic reforms. He is also alarmed by the Brotherhood's attempt to place restraints on human rights groups illustrating the tension between their liberal aspirations and illiberal inclinations that exists within the Brotherhood. At this point, the electoral support for the Brotherhood has dipped to about twenty-five percent of the electorate, down substantially since the election. Lynch's conclusion in The Arab Uprising carries much greater weight now: "Long term Muslim Brotherhood domination is far from a certainty, any more than was eternal military rule."
|Homicide rates have tripled since 2011|