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Crisis in Egypt hitting close to home

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Friday the violence escalated and two were killed as the change in leadership unfolds.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Raouf Tadros was expecting it but he hopes it ends quickly. His biggest fear this becomes a religious war amongst the Christians and Muslims of Egypt.

The Egyptian revolt didn't surprise Tadros when President Mohammed Morsi declared himself supreme ruler with no oversight in November, Tadros, who was born in Egypt saw the handwriting.

“He picked his top Muslim brothers and put them in very sensitive positions to control the country and that was his biggest mistake.”

Morsi is the first democratic elected president. But he's a Muslim with possible ties to the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

A military coup helped overthrew Morsi who is under house arrest.
Morsi's followers, Muslims are revolting and overnight it turned deadly with two deaths.


“I was expecting that but I was hoping it would be under control. It will be a wait and see situation. Hopefully it will not get too much spread,” Tadros said.

Tadros who emigrated to the U.S. many years ago, runs a restaurant in Holladay and keeps in touch with relatives in Egypt.

He says jobs are scarce and tourism which is a main source of revenue is down because of the country's instability.

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