Is Egypt the new Iran?

robert38-55robert38-55 Senior MemberPosts: 3,621 Senior Member
I saw on the news yesterday that Egypt held elections. In a quote from Guards commander Major General Qassem Soleimani he said that "Egypt is the new Iran." Speaking to a crowd of 50,000 Basij forces to paraphrase he basically said:

Egypt is the new Iran, along with Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, Mali, Yemen and Bahrain, plus London, Paris and many other places.He went on to say that [These] "great nations will stand together against the threat" of western powers. And by western powers I will take that to mean the USA.



http://israelsurvivalupdates.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/egypt-is-the-new-iran/#more-5561
"It is what it is":usa:

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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,197 Senior Member
    Glenn Beck was right.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,788 Senior Member
    Wait you mean that a country with free elections has a faction that is deeply conservative, driven by religious fundamentalists, interested in restricting certain individual liberties in the name of religion, and focused on making enemies of all who do not agree with their way of life?
    "Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
    -DoctorWho
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,197 Senior Member
    Wait you mean that a country with free elections has a faction that is deeply conservative, driven by religious fundamentalists, interested in restricting certain individual liberties in the name of religion, and focused on making enemies of all who do not agree with their way of life?
    If you are trying to make a comparison between Al Queda, the Muslim Brotherhood and American Conservatives, you really are delusional. The above scenario you talk about sounds more like your Progresso-lib friends on the left. As a matter of fact, the muslim fanatics over there are aligning themselves with commies and socialists right now.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • robert38-55robert38-55 Senior Member Posts: 3,621 Senior Member
    Wait you mean that a country with free elections has a faction that is deeply conservative, driven by religious fundamentalists, interested in restricting certain individual liberties in the name of religion, and focused on making enemies of all who do not agree with their way of life?


    Egypt Muslim Brotherhood may be satisfied with the Parliamentary poll, but you can bet there is a " Bad moon on the rise" The Muslim Brotherhood was officially banned since the 1950's now they call themselfs the Guidance Council. Understand that Egypt was ruled for 6 decades by the military as an authoritarian secular state. The Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist movement is going to win a stronger role in the country. Now the way I reckon, they will entrench Sharia Law into Egypt, making criminal law unchangeable and at the mercy of their high priests (Muftis). Understand that many economic practices are controlled by Sharia, so actually its only like 1/4 democracy. Pretty pathetic, really. All their doing in a nutshell as far as I am concerned is trading a Pharoah with a Mufti. Big difference!
    "It is what it is":usa:
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,788 Senior Member
    The big test will be their constitutional convention which is set to occur early next year. If they can draft a constitution that strongly protects individual freedom then they should be ok, but if not you're probably right. If they leave out the part about "no law respecting an establishment of religion" they're probably screwed.
    "Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
    -DoctorWho
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    The big test will be their constitutional convention which is set to occur early next year. If they can draft a constitution that strongly protects individual freedom then they should be ok, but if not you're probably right. If they leave out the part about "no law respecting an establishment of religion" they're probably screwed.

    Do you ever do a reality check comparing past history?
    Do you really think that is even possible in that part of the world ?
    They are screwed, always have been, always will be !

    Theirs is a culture in love with fanaticism, hatred of anyone not Muslim and love of dying, perhaps they need help to achieve that goal, a smoking hole in the ground.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 7,099 Senior Member
    Wait you mean that a country with free elections has a faction that is deeply conservative, driven by religious fundamentalists, interested in restricting certain individual liberties in the name of religion, and focused on making enemies of all who do not agree with their way of life?

    :win: Sometimes the little socialist makes a good point. Mohammed doesn't hold a controlling share on the world's freaks.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    " Mohammed doesn't hold a controlling share on the world's freaks."

    No, but they sure constitute as a major influence on the freakazoid terrorist population.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
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