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Muhammad, the young tourism professional responds. “Imagine you want to take a northbound train from Cairo to Alexandria. You suddenly realize that you are on the wrong train, heading south to Luxor. Do you stay on that train, all the way to Luxor, or do you get off as soon as you can and start heading in the other direction?”

On Sunday, Egyptians will tell the world how much longer they wish to remain aboard the Muslim Brothers’ Express.

Deroy Murdock is a columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service and a media fellow with Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.