15. Politicians see religious mobilization as a threat to democracy

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In response to Saturday’s referendum, several politicians and political experts identified religious mobilization as a threat to Egypt’s democratic development. They criticized that the referendum was frequently turned into a sectarian affair, with the Muslim Brotherhood, Salafīsts and Christians mobilizing voters along religious lines.

Warning that religion might determine people’s political opinion at the expense of political and ethical responsibilities towards society, they called for a separation of religion and politics.

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