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Thanks, Gideon, for another one of your excellent articles. Just for the records re women participation: Izra' Abdel Fattah, a young woman, is one of the leaders of the revolution. The fact that the cameras didn't focus too much on the women doesn’t mean they were not present in big numbers - veiled and unveiled. In traditional clothes and in jeans. This aside I think one very important fact needs to be emphasized: During the almost 3 weeks of absence of the police there was not ONE single "sectarian" incident and this in light of the fact that no church and no synagogue were guarded by the security forces. There was just no one who had the time to issue governmental orders to wreak havoc among the different religious communities in order to stay in power ... the thugs were needed on Tahrir Sq to go against the peaceful demonstrators. Isn't this great? We saw people holding up the cross and the Qur'an. Improvised signs with the crescent and the cross interwoven, sharing their food with each other, sleeping together under the same blanket and protecting each other while praying. THIS is the Egyptian society and not what was portrayed and peddled by all interested parties over the last decades. Let’s hope that the wounds which were intentionally inflicted can be healed. The way I got to know the people … the healing has started on the 25th of January and the clock can not be turned back. This does not mean the denial of the existence of fundamentalist – but we should not forget that they exist in all three religions as well as in all ideologies. Their fight is a different story.