Sunday, January 30, 2011

On the Egyptian Revolution


More on this later, but Marko’s post deserves all the attention it can get.
"Rather than being paralysed by fear, we should anticipate what the democratic transformation in Egypt could mean. It could mean that a regime that has been generating Islamist terrorism will be replaced by one that will act as a catalyst for democratic transformation throughout the Arab world and the Middle East. It could mean a decisive shift in the balance between democracy and dictatorship within the Muslim world globally. Of course, this is not pre-ordained, and things could go very badly wrong in Egypt. But let us in the West keep our eyes on the prize, and do everything we can to assist our Egyptian sisters and brothers in their struggle against tyranny. Obama and Cameron should begin by telling Mubarak that it’s time to go.

Let the tyrants tremble – victory to the Egyptian revolution!"
I agree completely. If the Muslim Brotherhood finds a way to leach of this popular uprising, then we will fight them as we would any theocratic organization or state. But the Egyptian people deserve the opportunity to build a secular and free society, and I support their efforts.

3 comments:

James Bloodworth said...

Indeed. I am disappointed by the fear-mongering on the right over the potential coming to power of the Brotherhood; as well as those on the left who are friendly to the Brotherhood simply because of their anti-Americanism. (I had an interesting exchange with one of these last week: http://bloodworthweb.blogspot.com/2011/01/short-exchange-on-muslim-brotherhood.html)

Workers for a secular Egypt!

Solidarity,
James

SnoopyTheGoon said...

"If the Muslim Brotherhood finds a way to leach of this popular uprising, then we will fight them as we would any theocratic organization or state."

How precisely? So far the history didn't show any spectacular successes in the Western fight against theocracies.

And, as James said, it may be fear-mongering, but if I were a betting man, I will bet some on Brotherhood coming out on top eventually. Be glad to be mistaken, though...

scott huminski said...

U.S.A. State Sponsored Terror (rock music video) Released

Anti U.S. Police State Musician/activist releases his 5th rock video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXbojImKNlI

Television interview at:

http://www.youtube.com/user/RTAmerica#p/u/1/2KxmgZRUOnU