Growing up I remember the sights, sounds, and smells of Egypt well, and always enjoy my time there. Sure the streets are dirty, there are a lot of poor, and there are more mosques than people but there is something cozy about Cairo that always makes me feel at home. The culture is all about food, avoiding work and responsibility, and sleeping in very late. Nothing there is convenient or legitimate, as everyone avoids responsibility and everyone takes a bribe. Despite it's third world tendencies it was folksy and charming and I loved it. I just came back a couple weeks ago, for what I fear will be my last visit in a long time. If the Muslim brotherhood (Republican Muslims) take over I am fairly certain the country will fall under strict Islamic rule. Terrorist activities against foreigners will increase, women will be forced to cover, and alcohol will become illegal. I remember living there a few years ago and hearing about crackpot schemes the Muslim brotherhood were trying to hatch against non-Muslims. At one point they had planned to put HIV infected needles on the seats of movie theaters because "Movies were haram (against Islam)". These are the caliber of people that are probably going to take over my beloved country and triumphantly send it back to the bronze age. I miss Egypt already.