Though recent political developments in Egypt have given cause for many to celebrate, there is ample concern about the context in which the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi is happening. Whether the North African country is experiencing a military coup or whether these latest events are just the sequel to Egypt’s 2011 revolution is clearly up for debate — especially when considering the massive protests that preceded it. However, what the Egyptian people want is not always what they’re going to get, and it’s becoming increasingly clear that there are more insidious hands than those of the protesters at play. Just yesterday, following Morsi’s resignation, Egypt’s hardline Salafist Party, Hizb Al Nour, made statements indicating they are apart of the constitutional roadmap that pushed Morsi out of power. According to the Global Times:

A spokesman of Egypt’s Salafist Al- Nour Party said on Wednesday night that his party has taken part in the draft of the transition roadmap, State-run Ahram online reported.

Al-Nour Party’s spokesman Nader Bakkar said on his official Twitter account that his party has taken part in setting the roadmap, which effectively ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday night.

Al-Nour Party, a former ally of Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood, has kept its distance from them in recent months. In response to Bakkar’s comments, Islam Abdel-Fattah, a leading member of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), called the Salafist party “traitors,” according to Ahram online.

The Al-Nour Party is also calling for new presidential elections as soon as possible. Not only does their role in Morsi’s ouster bolster their voice in writing the new constitution, it also provides them with ample chance to take the Muslim Brotherhood’s place. With their competitors out of the way, the Al-Nour Salafists have an opportunity to step forward as Egypt’s leading Islamist party.

From the outpouring of dissent Egypt has seen in the last week, what is clear is that Egyptians are not willing to swap one evil for another. The last constitution — which was, in part, drafted by the Al-Nour Party — did not even recognize religions beyond the major three Abrahamic faiths. Under article 8, only members of those three faiths — Islam, Christianity and Judaism — were granted the freedom of worship. The refusal to recognize Egypt’s substantial Baha’i population made it difficult for them to apply for basic identity documents, like ID cards and driver’s licenses. Blasphemy laws were exploited to arrest, charge and imprison Baha’is and members of other unrecognized faiths.

Will the Salafitst push for more of the same in Egypt’s second draft? Their intolerance towards Christians, Jews and Baha’is in past history indicates that that’s likely the case. Unless faced with extreme pressure, the Al-Nour Party will be expected to disregard the rights of Baha’is entirely. Religious freedom has never been a big item on their agenda.

Whether Egyptians will put up with it a second time around is less clear. Though these protests have resulted in plenty of interfaith solidarity, the real test for Egypt’s democratic values will be how they respond to any transgressions of minority religious rights. Egypt has demonstrated the real power of majority people’s protests to the world. What’s¬†importance, however, is whether they harness that power for the benefit of their¬†minorities.