Mideast Egypt Assassination Fears

February 9, 2013 - 4:30 PM
FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 file photo, Egyptian relatives of Mohammed el-Gindy, a 28-year-old activist, who died of wounds sustained during clashes near the presidential palace, display his picture as they shout anti-president Morsi slogans during his funeral procession in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. Arabic reads "my name is Mohammed and I did not deserve to die this way." Watching the events in Tunisia, where a leading anti-Islamist politician was recently assassinated, members of Egypt's liberal opposition are fearfully asking, Could it happen here too? There are reasons for concern: hardline clerics have called for the killing of opposition leaders, and activists say there are worrying signs that show the ruling Islamists are targeting their ranks _ disappearances of activists from protests and telephone death threats. With Islamists convinced the opposition is trying to overthrow President Mohammed Morsi, there is fertile ground for violence. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)