that the Muslim Brotherhood is the only organized opposition force in Egypt today, Mubarak having effectively silence the seculars. This is the problem in many Middle Eastern countries. Authoritarianrulers find it easy to quell political opposition by using religion as a safety valve. The result is what happened in Iran.
Egypt says verdict in Al-Jazeera case expected Saturday (AP)
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