Monday, June 25, 2012

MEET THE NEW PHARAOH

“The Koran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader, jihad is our path and death in the name of Allah is our goal,”
-Mohamed Morsi, new president of Egypt

In a move that is completely unexpected and unpredictable, the Islamic Brotherhood candidate won the presidency in Egypt. They also controlled the largest group of legislators in the parliament before the military junta in control of Egypt dissolved it.

No one could possibly have predicted this outcome, it is simply inconceivable... well other than many of us on the right who said this was the danger from the very start of the "Facebook revolution" that the media focused on in Egypt.

The problem with Egypt is that Hosni Mubarak was a dictator, too. He was a bad guy, who did bad stuff. He jailed people who disagreed with him, silenced dissent, controlled the news, and so on. And now we have a different dictator, who'll jail people who disagree with him, silence dissent, and control the news, plus he'll impose radical Islamic law, persecute Jews and Christians even more than they were under Mubarak, and could potentially go to war with Israel.

In other words, its an even worse choice than Mubarak remaining in power. The only difference between the two governments is that Mubarak was friendly toward the US and kept the radical Muslims more or less under control, and the new guy hates the US and is a radical Muslim.

Yet the left still desperately clings to the "glorious revolution" dream and thinks about those young college students and twitter rather than the reality on the ground. There were maybe 10,000 or so of those young people, and that's not even a large neighborhood in Cairo. They got it started, but they weren't ready to take over and were too few to even control the revolt.

Want a sign of the times in Egypt? A man beat his wife to death for not voting for Morsi. She was pregnant at the time. But Democracy! Twitter! College Students! Revolution!

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