Friday, March 25, 2011

New York Times Finds (Surprise!) Muslim Brotherhood Taking Lead In Post-Mubarak Egypt

On January 28th, after noting that the Muslim Brotherhood was taking a big part in the Egyptian uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak, I wondered if Egypt might become to Obama what Iran became to Jimmy Carter.

But when you listened to the lapdog media, and even some in the conservative movement, this was being called a "pro-Democracy" movement.

Now, The New York Slimes has discovered that, to their surprise, the Muslim Brotherhood is taking the lead in the new Egypt.
In post-revolutionary Egypt, where hope and confusion collide in the daily struggle to build a new nation, religion has emerged as a powerful political force, following an uprising that was based on secular ideals. The Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group once banned by the state, is at the forefront, transformed into a tacit partner with the military government that many fear will thwart fundamental changes.

It is also clear that the young, educated secular activists who initially propelled the nonideological revolution are no longer the driving political force — at least not at the moment.
So is it too early for me to say "told ya so?"

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