The Egyptian people are fighting a war that all Americans should easily recognize as absolutely essential: the right to live a life that assures the well-being of ourselves and our loved ones. Egyptians are now willing to die to recover those critical rights from a recently elected president who has openly dismissed their human needs and well-being for the sake of religious extremism. Most every action Mohamed Morsi took in his position as president was to do all that he could to turn back the clock on virtually all enlightenment and return Egypt to the repressive rule by cleric, dark ages of the past.
They are dying because too many naive first-time Egyptian voters didn't recognize that their beloved religion has the same weaknesses of any past or present religions, no matter how beloved. For better or for worse, most all religions have historically been the very means commonly used to take power and abusively control the lives of the people.
Religion was the driving force for the incredible feat of building the pyramids, but it also was the driving force for the many "holy" crusades in history that now can be correctly recognized as religion-justified genocide.