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The military's role in post-revolutionary Egypt is being scrutinized as backers and foes of the country's Islamist president are organizing massive rallies for Tuesday.
Tensions heightened in advance of massive anti-government protests scheduled for Friday and Saturday after an Islamist-controlled panel hurriedly approved Thursday a final draft of Egypt's constitution that, among its new dictates, would grant Muslim clerics a role in interpreting some legal matters — angering critics and worrying minorities in this secular Islamic nation.
Mr. Sadek said he thinks those concessions were part of an understanding between Mr. Morsi and the military.
"I think everything that the military wanted, they got," said political sociology professor Said Sadek of the American University in Cairo. "A lot of concessions were given to the military, and that is why they did not withdraw from the Constituent Assembly."