Among the Washington area’s Egyptian Americans, the Muslim Brotherhood has aroused a mixture of suspicion and hope. The well-educated community includes many democracy activists as well as several thousand Coptic Christians, a religious minority that has long been persecuted.
Sharif Mansour is shown at his family's home in Fairfax. His wife’s family is exiled from Shiite-ruled Iran, and his father was forced to flee Egypt a decade ago for his moderate Muslim teachings. Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post Buy Photo