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“A Victory?…for Democracy?”…Muslim Brotherhood Wins Egyption Presidency June 17, 2012

Posted by Chris Mark in News, terrorism.
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It was just announced that the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammad Morsi was leading and expected to win the Egyption presidency in the first election since the removal of Hasni Mubarak from the Egyptian presidency.  Egypt was one of the countries that revolted in the Arab Spring of 2012.  Interestingly, Mr. Morsi is being elected in a democratic election.  What is the significance?  Many in the US have labored under the belief that if given the choice ALL people would choose a government similar to the US.  In 2003, at the National Endowment of Democracy, President George Bush said:

“This freedom deficit … has terrible consequences for people in the Middle East and for the world. In many Middle Eastern countries, poverty is deep and it is spreading. Women lack rights and are denied schooling, whole economies remains stagnant while the world moves ahead,” Bush said.  

“These are not the failures of a culture or a religion, these are the failures of political and economic doctrines,”

Interestingly, when given the choice, it appears that the Egyptians choose a candidate that as far removed from the ideals of American Democracy as one could imagine.  While this blog post is too short to discuss the various aspects of the MB, FBI Director Robert Mueller stated in 2011 that they support terrorism and their fundamental Salafi beliefs are the foundation of Al Qeada and other extremist organizations.

 

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1. charliejacobs - June 18, 2012
Chris Mark - June 18, 2012

Charlie,
I normally don’t post just links but I think your blog has some interesting insight for my own readers. Thanks for posting.

Chris

charliejacobs - June 18, 2012

Thank you Chris,

What al-Qaeda, at least aspects of, want from the Arab Spring is a step towards Islamic rule, even if it does not fit fully with their idea of Islamic rule. For them, it would seem this is a step in the right direction, as it will allow their voice to spread throughout society with more ease.

Chris Mark - June 18, 2012

Great insight. If you have interest in posting an article to the blog, please let me know. I like good guest bloggers. Thanks again.

2. Stephen Taylor - June 19, 2012

“When faced with the pains of freedom, men beg for their shackles.” -Gerry Spence
Although not necessarily always true, it seems that in this case, the people of Egypt will get the government they deserve.


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