Egypt’s Military to MB: Don’t Forget Who’s In Charge
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  • Corlyss

    It would be a relief to see some adults/pragmatists intervene in the Arab Springs everywhere.
    What’s interesting to me is the fact that we were told the MB is dangerous because they are the only faction organized and capable of actually doing the complex job of governing, therefore in a much better position to move into positions of power where mobs take down governments. Appears not to be the case.

  • ljgude

    THE MB was never moderate – it is the founding organization of Islamism – political power centered Islam that was founded in the 30s at the time that modern mass movements like fascism and communism seemed like the way of the future. It is as thoroughgoing in its ideological orientation and totalitarianism as the movements it imitates. That it should turn out to be as incompetent at governing as, say North Korea, without the dead hand of Marxism holding it under water is a great blessing.

  • bpuharic

    Why haven’t Muslims taken the lead in characterizing the failures of their religion, and the consequences for belief? Has it never occurred to Muslim scholars, theologians, intellectuals, etc., that the widespread, almost universal failure of Islam to BE the ‘religion of peace’ means the very nature of the religion must be questioned? Why do Muslims keep repeating their mistakes in country after country?

    In many places in the Muslim world it’s a capital offense merely to question whether the Qura’n IS the ‘word of God’. There are so many questions, about religious freedom, the place of women, unbelief, scriptures, etc., that are being totally ignored, buried under assertions that Islam is the perfect revelation from God.

    Christianity’s equally bizarre contentions have, at least, been brought into question across the world. But Islam as a political theology seems above question. It is the failure of Islam’s leaders that is most striking.

    • rheddles

      “Why haven’t Muslims taken the lead in characterizing the failures of their religion, and the consequences for belief?”

      Because they don’t perceive them to be failures. And so far they are getting away with it. The Muslims are like adolescents who push, push at all boundaries until they reach resistance. That is why I expect them to push more and more until they provoke a Shermanesque response from the Anglo Saxon powers.

      • Pete

        “That is why I expect them [Muslims] to push more and more until they provoke a Shermanesque response from the Anglo Saxon powers.”

        Exactly right, Brother.

  • Pete

    I don’t know, Mead. You’re hypersensitive to racial stereotyping, but here you post a picture of the Egyptian general looking like a sly, swarthy, decadent Arab dressed up as a solider whispering backstabbing deceit into the ear of one of his stooges.

    And check out that watch he’s wearing. Did he get it from a Times Square hustler on his last trip to the United Nations thinking it might make him look manly?

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