“It is not a good feeling when you worry about being arrested every day. This is worse than Mubarak. It’s like 1954 when in one night, they arrested 18,000 Brotherhood members,” he said…

As the Brother spoke, he glanced at news on his smartphone of an attack on Brothers in the city of Zagazig, north of Cairo. He said gangs were chasing Brotherhood supporters in the street. “There was a massacre tonight,” he said…

The Brother knew that a restoration of power to the Brotherhood was not likely to come soon. The party had a secret plan for their followers to disrupt the nation’s capital with demonstrations Friday, but he believed it would be a long war for the Brotherhood to get justice. But they could absorb the crackdown by the military.

“This is how we have lived under Mubarak, before Mubarak and under the king,” he said. “We can wait a year or two years. Our millions will not fly away. There will be a payback.”