Egyptians want democracy, but is their country turning into Iran?
Like Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood president, Mohammed Morsi, says his powers are divinely blessed.
A similar pattern of behaviour was evident in Iran following the overthrow of the Shah, when Ayatollah Khomeini, the founding father of Islamic Republic, succeeded in imposing a new constitution on the Iranian people which was based more on the will of God than the rule of law. At a stroke, the pro-democracy aspirations of ordinary Iranians were crushed by the creation of an Islamic theocracy. As Khomeini himself warned secularists when the new constitution was drawn up: “Revolt against God’s government is a revolt against God, and a revolt against God is blasphemy.”
...But now that Mr Morsi can claim divine guidance in his attempts to forge a new constitution, secularists will face an uphill struggle if they are to prevent Egypt turning from a military dictatorship into a theocracy.
God help the Egyptians. Ugh. "Divine"!
We're dealing here with intractable mental disease.
A medieval mindset.
I had a feeling this would happen. My pessimistic side. I hoped I was wrong. This is bad.
Egypt is a great country which has the capacity of being secular like Turkey, but Morsi with his Islamic ideology is taking Egypt down the drain
This was bound to happen. The MB had been reined in by Egyptian authorities since the late 1940s. It grew steadily and now, vengeful and (seemingly) triumphant, it will do the customary thing: crush all the non-supporters. Egyptians having driven out any meaningful Jewish population from their midst, turn to the hapless Christians. "Blasphemy" may be defined as anything not Islamic and unbelievers will be extirpated from their society if no one tales a stand. I'm glad I'm here in the USA.
SB, you have a talent for understatement. Someone call 60 Minutes, send them the link to that video, and have them arrange for an interview with Mr. Mosri. I think a reckoning is due here.
Glad to know I have a talent :) Thank you.
Morsi's speech for a bunch of extremists reminds me of Adolf Hitler at Nuremberg
Godwin's listening, Sayed ... LOL!
This blessed bozo is no laughing matter. He looks good in his Western clothing but he's undoubtedly brewing a "traditional" Near Eastern cultural war with his cronies. Not too long from now he'll be brandishing a sword.
Morsi is playing to type, no doubt about it.