Islamists take lead in elections in Egypt.

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Islamists take lead in elections in Egypt.

Postby bigduke6 » 02 Dec 2011, 21:35

http://edition.CNN.com/2011/12/02/world ... index.html

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Re: Islamists take lead in elections in Egypt.

Postby cake » 03 Dec 2011, 10:51

This has been on the cards since the beginning of the 'Arab spring'

Only a myopic fool would think a western style shambolic excuse for democracy (allowing a few hundred lobbyists to decide how the country is ran) would result.
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Re: Islamists take lead in elections in Egypt.

Postby REPLICANT » 03 Dec 2011, 18:02

cake wrote:Only a myopic fool would think a western style shambolic excuse for democracy (allowing a few hundred lobbyists to decide how the country is ran) would result.


Well then its no different to the US house of reps and the Senate then. If they want to have Sharia law I am all for it.
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Re: Islamists take lead in elections in Egypt.

Postby Got To Be Kidding » 05 Dec 2011, 02:47

REPLICANT wrote:
cake wrote:Only a myopic fool would think a western style shambolic excuse for democracy (allowing a few hundred lobbyists to decide how the country is ran) would result.


Well then its no different to the US house of reps and the Senate then. If they want to have Sharia law I am all for it.


Even if they treat women like dirt and persecute homosexuals and Christians?

...and then feel that it's their right to conquer their neighbors?
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Re: Islamists take lead in elections in Egypt.

Postby ChewDawg » 05 Dec 2011, 03:00

Got To Be Kidding wrote:
REPLICANT wrote:
cake wrote:Only a myopic fool would think a western style shambolic excuse for democracy (allowing a few hundred lobbyists to decide how the country is ran) would result.


Well then its no different to the US house of reps and the Senate then. If they want to have Sharia law I am all for it.


Even if they treat women like dirt and persecute homosexuals and Christians?

...and then feel that it's their right to conquer their neighbors?


Copts were persecuted just as much by Nasser and his free officers, by Sadat and by Mubarak. While I'm displeased by the strong showing of Salafists and the Muslim Brotherhood, I think the threat of the Salafists gaining more representation in the upcoming elections in the Southern regions will moderate the MB into coalition building with the moderate and liberal parties. After all, they are more moderate than the Salafist party and more pragmatic.
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Re: Islamists take lead in elections in Egypt.

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 05 Dec 2011, 08:33

That's a bit of a clayton's choice though. "Well, I'm going to chop off your finger. The other guy wants to chop of your whole arm."
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Re: Islamists take lead in elections in Egypt.

Postby Zla'od » 05 Dec 2011, 09:04

I see that there are TWO Islamic parties, one of them apparently more fundamentalist than the other. Does this suggest the existence of nuances unsuspected by the Jewish and Christian right...perhaps even room for negotiation...? (Think of Turkey's AKP.)
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Re: Islamists take lead in elections in Egypt.

Postby Got To Be Kidding » 06 Dec 2011, 01:08

Zla'od wrote:I see that there are TWO Islamic parties, one of them apparently more fundamentalist than the other. Does this suggest the existence of nuances unsuspected by the Jewish and Christian right...perhaps even room for negotiation...? (Think of Turkey's AKP.)


No.

Everyone understands the differences between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists - as in the difference between disaster and catastrophe.

And NO. You CANNOT compare either of them to the AKP.

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Re: Islamists take lead in elections in Egypt.

Postby quid_nunc » 10 Dec 2011, 04:08

Caroline Glick in the JPost, as usual, makes some strong points:
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists ... ?id=248256
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Re: Islamists take lead in elections in Egypt.

Postby Tigerman » 05 Apr 2012, 21:01

Rocket fired from Egypt hits Israeli city of Eilat

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Fortunately, no casualties or damage.
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