Mideast Egypt

August 24, 2012 - 2:40 PM
In this Tuesday Aug. 7, 2012 photo, Tawfiq Okasha holding some plants, 2nd left, rallies his supporters against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood at the funeral of 16 Egyptian soldiers killed in the Egyptian border town of Rafah on Aug 5, 2012. He emerged as one of the most popular television personalities of post-revolution Egypt by railing against the revolution, a bombastic conservative who every night mocked the country’s “enemies” --everyone from leftists and Islamists to Freemasons and Zionists-- with rants full of abuse and earthy humor. Now Tawfiq Okasha presents himself as the country’s champion against a takeover by the Muslim Brotherhood, calling protests that took place Friday. (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell)