Romancing the Brotherhood
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  • Kenny

    John McCain — never fails to play the fool.

  • Kris

    Playing realpolitik and cooperating with the enemy of our enemy is all very fine, as long as we aren’t breathtakingly stupid enough to delude ourselves that the Muslim Brotherhood is in any way a friend.

  • The Brotherhood is the organization that created modern Islamism. It was clearly a reaction against colonialism. But compare the American revolt again British colonialism in 1776 with the Egyptian revolt in the early 20th century. One was based on post reformation enlightenment values, the other on a militant revival of absolutist theocratic values. As different as chalk and cheese and unlikely to end well.

  • Kris

    “As different as chalk and cheese”

    One educates and the other stinks after a short while.

  • EvilBuzzard

    When you have an electorate where greater than 50% of the people support beheading people who convert away from Islam, you are not going to elect very many legislators from The Peace and Freedom Party.

    If there is any lesson to be learned from The Arab Spring it would be this. Grow the (bleep) up. Casaully exporting Democracy and expeting Thomas Jefferson in power six months later is really pretty stupid and unrealistic.

    Insult the Muslim Brotherhood all you want, but they are who Egyptians really are as human beings. People elect representatives who reflect their personal values. That is what Democracy is.

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