The Wall Street Journal has a good article here that provides perspective into the machinations that have taken place between the Islamists, the secular revolutionaries, and the Egyptian military. At the moment it seems that the military leaders were underestimated by both the Islamists and the secular.
Here is an analysis from the Washington Post with a letter as follows, that draws a parallel to Hamas: “The modern youth generation who made the twitter revolution already lost it. The ‘moderate’ Muslim Brotherhood who laid a groundwork over years of community service (similar to Hamas) began to dominate. By democratic standards, they should get the power. The only people afraid of this scenario were Copts, businessmen, the army, women and secular men. ” Islamic democracy’ is a contradiction in terms. Army control in Egypt, for the time being, may not be the worst outcome.”