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ANALYSIS: Egypt's Elections: A Struggle Between Secularism and Political Islam -- and How It May Transform the Middle Eas

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The upcoming Egyptian elections have the potential to not only change Egypt, but the entire Middle East. There's a strong possibility that decades of American policy in the region can be overturned. The elections have huge implications for the United Sta


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pam w (139)
Tuesday May 22, 2012, 4:16 pm
And what will happen to the treasures of Egypt in a heavily secular society? You know the ones I mean...the ones which fundamentalists consider obscene and "unIslamic?"

Carol H (229)
Tuesday May 22, 2012, 4:22 pm
noted, thank you Cal

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 22, 2012, 5:04 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Tuesday May 22, 2012, 6:36 pm
I am going to try to go and visit my Egyption/American friends this weekend and see what they think of all of this..I wish I could talk with them this evening, since the election is tomorrow and the next day!...thankyou for posting this Cal!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 3:39 am
thank you for article

Jay S (116)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 6:59 am
Here's a good article about the Arab 'liberals' lamenting how Obama and western leaders and media have supported the Islamists in taking over the so-called 'Arab Spring' revolutions and installing backward, intolerant Sharia law making these countries more repressive than under the dictators they replaced with women oppressed, gays persecuted and Christians, Jews and Baha'is being ehtnically cleansed.

Now Obama is still pushing to help the Muslim Brotherhood with its backers al Qaeda and Saudi Arabia to overthrow the Assad regime in Syria where minority religions have been treated better than in most Islamic ruled lands, but look to be ethnically cleansed when/if the Islamists take control. Other western leaders have seen the writing on the wall and stopped backing this Islamist takeover. Not Obama, the Muslim Brotherhood's best western friend. Whose side is this guy on?

Beth S (330)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 11:39 am
Do you want to see the TRUTH about Egypt and the Arab world in general?

An Algerian author says it like it is! And after that long, horrendous, bloody Islamic war in Algeria, the Algerians voted for NON-Islamist candidates in the most recent elections. THEY KNOW ISLAM IS A DISASTER. THEY LIVED IT. Now any Islamist winning in Egypt will be a disaster.

Watch this Arab author talk about the Arab culture/mindset. I applaud him for his absolute, truthful, and painful sizing up of the Arabs and even Egypt. It was true when he said it in 2009, and I believe it still is true now.

#2063 - Algerian Author Anwar Malek: The Arabs Have Lost Their Worth, Their Humanity, and Their Culture
Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar) - March 3, 2009 - 04:54


Beth S (330)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 12:58 pm
Very interesting, more in depth analysis by Prof. Barry Rubin, who has called it right in the Middle East on the Arab Spring, while the Western media has been in denial.

"Egypt: If Thereís No Danger of Radicalism and Islamism Why Canít You Provide Evidence?"



. (0)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 3:41 pm
The odds of this election being legitimate is anyone's guess. A candidate free from the Brotherhood winning would be a stunning win. With Obama backing the Brotherhood candidates says a lot about him, America and Egypt's future.

Ken S. (3)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 10:03 pm
The only hope for a democratic and peaceful Egypt is a secular government. Islamic movements have a well documentedi history of intolerance towards other religions so an Islamic government would create and cause dissension among the Christian minority, and oppose liberal democacies, such as the US.

Alexander Werner (53)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 10:10 am
May be the fervor of the Islamic Extremism is like an illness many Muslim nations have to pass as kids overpass children sicknesses. When tired of starving and blaming all their troubles on West and Israel, finally people come to senses and embrace the modernity.
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