Egypt in Turmoil

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As Egypt approaches its first post-revolution elections on November 28th, Tahrir Square is on fire again.

Violent clashes erupted as protesters demand the Military Council step down and hand over authority to a civilian body. Feeling the revolution has gone sour, protestors want to see some change.

Arab Spring revolutions have already granted power to Islamists across the Middle East. It made the Muslim Brotherhood the main political force in Tunisia, Egypt, and now in Syria.  After years of focusing on charity and social work, the Muslim Brotherhood senses that it is the right time to go into politics and is acting accordingly.

Years of experience give the radical Muslim Brotherhood an edge. Access to devoted religious crowds is yet another advantage. But as these are the first free elections in Egypt, no one knows how the Egyptians will behave.

The people’s frustration from the slow pace of change in Egypt is the burning fuel, and the Brotherhood only had to light one match to blow everything up. The Brotherhood has been busy overseeing one last effort to convince people to go out and vote. The campaign includes evening prayers, a ready crowd, religious fanatics’ chants and marches.

With the military council controlling Egypt, little reform was achieved after the removal of Mubarak. The evident rift between the Military Council and the people of Tahrir Square cannot be ignored. Religious tensions and clashes add to the feeling that the revolution has gone off track.

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  • StephenD

    Egypt will get what it deserves. The same for the "Palestinians" who freely choose to align themselves with nefarious groups like Hamas. We stuck our foot in it deep with Hillary spewing how she "looks forward to working with the Muslim Brotherhood." If we would only call it like it is, that the M.B. is as guilty as Hamas in the propagation of Terror (in fact, they are one in the same). If we would only treat them as they deserve and cut all aid and take a hard line stand, maybe we could hold a little hope for the Egyptian people. But when we pretty much sanction the M.B. we may as well have handed them the keys and said "if you need anything, let us know."

  • Asher

    Millions of us who did not vote for Obama knew his plans for the Middle East. He hasn't created Democracy, he has created chaos and destabilization. The Brother Hood will win in Egypt which is not good news for Israel. Egypt's geography… location to Israel makes it a huge factor in the next war, if the relationship represents a Foe to Israel.

  • jacob

    Looks like the Egyptian military establishment, watching the way the beards of their
    Turkish colleagues are burning, decided to put theirs into soakage and therefore,
    are handling the protestors the right way, knowing what's and who is behind them

    Now lets hear what our President and his Secretary of State have to say about
    since to them, seems that Mother Theresa is a sinner compared to the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD cutthroats….

  • FriendofGaryCooper

    And Israel must stop the red carpet treatment of terrorists in Israeli jails; and stop
    negotiating with Hamas.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Americans should observe well what is happening in these chaotic Nations of
    the Middle East and how the evil Muslim Brotherhood takes control over all
    of the various governments. Sharia slavery will ensue and Democracy being
    a joke in slave societies reminds me of Communist elections, a total farce.
    Right thinking people may have given up, Hillary Clinton pushing the Muslim
    Brotherhood, she is sold out her and Bill, millions for subversives. Obama a
    Muslim in chief laughing all the way to the Mosque. Chaos and destruction is
    what is on the way here gratis the leftist curse, what can Israel expect, fight
    or die, give in inch by inch and die slowly and in agonizind despair. Someone
    with backbone may come on the scene and call and end to the insanity but
    it seems unlikely. The future in America, more clap trap and government
    regulation which will in truth be oppression…………………………William

    • Stephen_Brady

      William, I couldn't agree more …