Novelist Ahdaf Soueif: By Ignoring Egypt's Majority, Morsi Begat the Uprising

Joining Democracy Now! from Cairo's Tahrir Square, Egyptian writer and activist Ahdaf Soueif says the refusal by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood to run an inclusive government has sparked the massive uprising now seen in the streets. “[Morsi] was not governing Egypt in the interests of Egypt,” Soueif says. “He was not even seeing the Egyptian people or their demands and he lost an amazing opportunity to actually have a government that actually worked for the majority of the people.” Soueif is the author of a number of books including The Map of Love and most recently, Cairo: My City, Our Revolution.