Egypt Elections to Begin November 28

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The first of three rounds of elections will begin in Egypt on November 28. Secularists are complaining that they were not given enough time to organize. The military regime has changed the election law after the opposition parties threatened a boycott, arguing that it was designed to bring back members of Mubarak’s party. The willingness of the ruling council to give up power is coming into question.

Elections for the lower house of parliament are scheduled for November 28, but many parties threatened to not participate. They were enraged at election laws passed by the ruling military council that would’ve helped bring back members of former President Hosni Mubarak’s political party. Originally, the council ruled that half of the seats would be from party lists and the other half would be from independent candidates. With Mubarak’s party now outlawed, its members can run as independents. The army council changed the election rules so that two-thirds will be from party lists and then gave in completely. The opposition may have won this bout, but the incident is being interpreted as a sign that the military council intends to hold onto power.

Many experts like Dr. Daniel Pipes have been skeptical about whether the ruling military council will genuinely transfer power to an elected civilian government. Large protests have occurred in response to the regime’s human rights abuses. The Deputy Defense Minister said in May that “Egypt will not be ruled by another Khomeini” and that it “will not allow extremist factions to control Egypt.”

The key question is whether the council views the Muslim Brotherhood-Salafist coalition as one of those “extremist factions” it must stop from taking over. The military council reinstated the emergency laws after the September 9 attack on the Israeli embassy and is delaying presidential elections until no earlier than September 2012. It also banned the use of religious slogans in campaigns, forcing the Muslim Brotherhood to change its slogan of, “Islam is the solution.” Those who fail to provide a good reason for not voting can now be punished with a fine, making it more difficult for the parties to carry out boycotts. It is very possible that the council will use laws banning religion-based political parties to further curb the power of the Islamists that challenge its power.

The Brotherhood is generally projected to win about 25% of the seats, though it is aiming for 40%. Polls of Egyptian opinion regarding political parties show that the Brotherhood does face competition from secularists. One poll showed the secular Wafd Party with 23% support and the Brotherhood with 12%. Another poll showed the Brotherhood leading the Wafd 15 to 9. Polls have shown a significant hostility among Egyptians to Hamas and Iran, and 65% say that a cleric’s endorsement of a candidate would not influence their own choice. These are encouraging findings, but keep in mind that even the secular Wafd Party is ferociously anti-Semitic and anti-American and there is huge support for courts determining punishments based on Sharia, including executing those who leave Islam.

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  • Larry

    It will be one man, one vote, one time as a final effect.

    The only way they will recognize democracy is when a democracy shoves its fist down their throat and rips out their liver.

  • maturin20

    Another sad vestige of the colonial project.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    At the same time, a group of Islamic clerics, including over 20 scholars from the “moderate” Al-Azhar University, have formed the Reform Rights Authority. They are writing a draft constitution based on Sharia Law and they will endorse those “who advocate the application of Islamic law in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.” Those who oppose them will be branded as apostates. “Those who are against the Islamists rising to power are infidels who do not believe in God,” they declared.

    Uhm….a “moderate” Al-Azhar University? Give me a break? And one no less that is writing a draft constitution based on Sharia Law, which would in effect make any state that implements that constitution a Sharia state? Like the governments of Afghanistan and Iraq we are stupidly propping up are also Sharia states because thanks to US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, a non-violent stealth and deceptive jihadist that penetrated our State Department, their respective constitutions are based on Sharia. Indeed, when I read that lunacy about Al-Azhar University being “moderate” I said to myself, “wait a minute, who is writing this unhinged garbage?” Then I looked up and saw who the writer was, rolled my eyes and said to myself, “oh, no wonder.”

    Al-Azhar University, which is as close to the Vatican as there is in Islam, may be a so-called “moderate” university, but it is in no way a “moderate” university.

    • Muslim

      well Al-Azhar University doesn't allow women to peform porn, so no they are not moderate. you western people don't know God, you all are living in states without God and his law and you want Muslim nations to be same, but they never will, they will never divide state and religion. we are all proud of being anti-Semitic.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        I hate to rain on your idiotic Islamic parade, but American universities also don't allow women to perform porn either. By the way, according to Google statistics, there are far more people visiting porno websites from the Islamic world by far than from anywhere else in the world. Apparently, you must be one of them.

        In addition, men in the West don't rape or accost females like males in the Islamic world routinely do. Further, we don't sell our daughters into child sexual slavery, force our daughters to undergo female genital mutilation, or murder them in honor killings either. Come to think of it Allah's messenger, Muhammad (PBUH), was not only a pedophile, but he also routinely raped the wives and daughters of the kafir infidels he had ordered to be slaughtered. Hence, no wonder you Muslims abuse females and non-Muslims living in the Islamic world as second-class dhimmis worse than animals, you all emulate Muhammad who was not only a lowlife pedophile, but also a blood thirsty barbarian. Yet, you want to convert us to Islam via the sword so that we can submit to your fake God's draconian laws Give me a break.

        With all due respect, we Westerners are doing just fine living in Jahiliyyah. In fact, if Islam is so superior, then please explain how just one tiny Jewish state of less than 6 million Jews can produce Nobel Prize winners at a rate of over 100 to 1 relative to the entire Islamic world consisting of more than 1.6 billion backward assed Muslims? Indeed, what has Islamic civilization contributed to the world other than jihad, murder, rape, mayhem, and tons and tons of misery? As a matter of fact, without the West, you guys would all still be herding goats in the desert today

        Regarding being proud of your anti-Semitism, you aren't exactly informing me of anything I don't already know.

        • Muslim

          "in the West don't rape or accost females like males in the Islamic world routinely do." hahaha are you kidding me, even your churches rape little children, I mean YOUR CHURCH!! THE ONE SUPPOSED TO TEACH THE WORDS OF GOD, YOUR CHURCH SEXUALLY ABUSES YOUNG CHILDREN!! IN MUSLIM WORLD, IT'S DEATH PENALTY IF YOU RAPE WOMEN! In Western world men or women nobody is safe everyone is raped. DISGUSTING!!!
          I RECOMMEND YOU TO DO SOME RESEARCHERS BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE. KNOW WHAT THE HELL IS GOING THE NATION YOU ARE LIVE IN! I did for you here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_statistics spe
          Muslim women have better and happy life than your women, I mean our women don't have to under go the knife to be loved nor do they have 1000 boxes of make up to be accepted in public. Pluss we have least suicide rates around the world!! Have fun with your "HAPPY" LIFE. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by

          P.S I love Oprah Show! http://www.oprah.com/showinfo/A-Two-Day-Oprah-Sho

          I hope you are not one of those men. LOL

          bye bye

          • ObamaYoMoma

            IN MUSLIM WORLD, IT'S DEATH PENALTY IF YOU RAPE WOMEN!

            That's hilarious. In the Islamic world, rape is impossible to prove because it takes 4 male witnesses to testify on the behalf of the female. Thus, female rape victims get convicted of fornication and sentenced to lashing or worse, they get stoned to death.

            I mean YOUR CHURCH!! THE ONE SUPPOSED TO TEACH THE WORDS OF GOD, YOUR CHURCH SEXUALLY ABUSES YOUNG CHILDREN!!

            Not my church. I'm agnostic. Nevertheless, a small percentage of Catholic priests molested young boys, which is probably a perverted manifestation of the Catholic Church's practice of celibacy. Nevertheless, they did it outside the bounds of Catholicism and moreover they are being punished for it by Western society. Indeed, unlike Muhammad, Jesus Christ wasn't a pedophile, a rapist, a thief, and a cold blooded murderer, and he also certainly didn't advocate it. In addition, Catholicism is only one branch of Christianity. Thus, don't paint all of Christianity with such a wide brush because of what only a small percentage of Catholic priest did.

            Meanwhile pederasty in the Islamic world is almost universal, as practically all young Muslim boys are are raped by adult male Muslims including virtually all Imams. Indeed, you were probably subjected to the practice when you were a young boy and in all probability you are probably also raping young boys in turn yourself. In addition, part of the reward for martyrdom in Islam is not only 72 wide eyed virgins, but also 72 young boys. Hence, pederasty is even sanctioned by Islam, which explains why pederasty isn't punished in the Islamic world, while it is punished throughout the West. Of course, above a certain age it becomes homosexuality, and all Muslims openly practicing homosexuality are thrown off of high buildings, stoned to death, or hanged. But below a certain age, it's hunting season on young boys. Hence, don't point your finger when it can be so easily pointed back and at far worse.

            IN MUSLIM WORLD, IT'S DEATH PENALTY IF YOU RAPE WOMEN!

            That's a damn lie. A Muslim female accuser must produce at least 4 male witnesses that can attest that the rape occurred, otherwise those Muslim female accusers are convicted of fornication or worse. In other words, while the punishment for rape in Islam may be death, the bar is set so conveniently high that the crime of rape is impossible to prove. Thus, because rape is impossible to prove in a Sharia court and because rape victims are routinely convicted of fornication instead and then lashed or worse, stoned to death, the result is most rape victims remain silent. Further, in the event a Muslim female is found guilty of fornication for her public accusations of rape and escapes being stoned to death, she subsequently suffers honor killings at the hands of her own family. Thus, no wonder the vast overwhelming majority of rape victims keep silent.

            Indeed, a society that sanctions the sale of their own prepubescent daughters into sexual slavery to men old enough to be their daughter's great grandfather, isn't going to punish the crime of rape. Moreover, millions of females throughout the Islamic world today suffer from chronic female problems stemming from being forced to have sex with adult males before their bodies were mature enough and also from having to endure childbirth before their bodies were physically mature.

            In Western world men or women nobody is safe everyone is raped. DISGUSTING!!!

            In stark contrast to the Islamic world, rape is a felony crime in the West and is punished accordingly, and unlike in the Islamic world, pederasty in the West is child molestation and a very perverted form of pedophile homosexuality. So consequently it is also harshly punished in the West. Meanwhile rape victims in the West aren't lashed or stoned to death or otherwise murdered in honor by their families, and all rape victims whether female, male, or children of both persuasions are provided counseling and support by society. Finally, homosexuals in the West also share equal rights with heterosexuals, and aren't tossed off of high buildings, hung, or stoned to death.

            I RECOMMEND YOU TO DO SOME RESEARCHERS BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE. KNOW WHAT THE HELL IS GOING THE NATION YOU ARE LIVE IN!

            I recommend you follow your own advise.

            –continued

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Muslim women have better and happy life than your women, I mean our women don't have to under go the knife to be loved nor do they have 1000 boxes of make up to be accepted in public. Pluss we have least suicide rates around the world!! Have fun with your "HAPPY" LIFE.

            In the West all females are treated as equals to men. In the Islamic world a female can't leave the home unless she is escorted by a close male relative, and if she doesn't follow that dictate and wanders out alone unescorted, she usually ends up being ganged raped, and I already laid out the consequences of being a victim of rape in the Islamic world.

            In addition, millions of Muslim females are sold into child sex slavery by their fathers often to Muslim males old enough to be their great grandfathers, where they will be used as child sex slaves and suffer numerous chronic female problems for the rest of their lives because of it. They can't marry non-Muslim males, they must always remain covered or they will be raped, their testimony is worth half that of a male's testimony, their inheritance is worth half that of a male's inheritance, they can be legally beaten by their husbands, they can be legally raped by their husbands, they are forced to endure the indignity of polygamy, they can be divorced at the whim of their husbands, plus much, much more. In other words, Muslim females are treated worse than animals in the Islamic world and you must be smoking crack or meth.

            P.S I love Oprah Show! http://www.oprah.com/showinfo/A-Two-Day-Oprah-Sho….

            Excuse me but I never bore myself by watching Oprah. Never have and never will. So get loss!

        • Muslim

          "you want to convert us to Islam via the sword so that we can submit to your fake God's draconian laws Give me a break."

          NO MY FRIEND, ISLAM DOES NOT NEED YOU, YOU NEED ISLAM.

          By the way you're being so abusive to my beloved prophet Muhammed, I would never ever abuse Jesus, Moses, Ibrahim and all other Prophets becouse I love them all and I am so proud of accepting their message like a gift they gave to me. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophets_of_Islam

          • ObamaYoMoma

            NO MY FRIEND, ISLAM DOES NOT NEED YOU, YOU NEED ISLAM.

            Actually, that is a damn lie (taqiyya), as the fundamental purpose and main goal of Islam is to subjugate the world into very draconian Islamic totalitarianism via the imposition of Sharia to make Islam supreme. Indeed, Muslims are migrating to the West in mass not to assimilate and integrate and become contributing and productive Westerners, but instead, they are migration to the West to eventually dominate and subjugate in order to make Islam supreme via demographic conquest. Which is why we see in country after country and anywhere and everywhere mass Muslim immigration is occurring today, the vast overwhelming majority of Muslim immigrants like clockwork flat out refusing to assimilate and integrate and instead forming segregated Muslim no-go zones ruled by Sharia as fifth columns and in direct contravention to the laws of the states in which they reside.

            By the way you're being so abusive to my beloved prophet Muhammed, I would never ever abuse Jesus, Moses, Ibrahim and all other Prophets becouse I love them all and I am so proud of accepting their message like a gift they gave to me. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophets_of_Islam

            In reality, Jesus Christ, Moses, and Abraham were not Muslims. Indeed, that is a heresy perpetrated by that cold-blooded murderer, pedophile, rapist, torturer, thief, and shyster you useful idiot Muslims are stupid enough to believe is a prophet.

        • Muslim

          "if Islam is so superior, then please explain how just one tiny Jewish state of less than 6 million Jews can produce Nobel Prize winners at a rate of over 100 to 1 relative to the entire Islamic world consisting of more than 1.6 billion backward assed Muslims?"

          Jews or other people winning Nobel Prize for what Muslims already had introduced, Muslims were first civilization to introduce both math-Algebra and Medicine when EU was in dark age. About now Muslim nations, did they even had a chance, I mean you western nations disabled Muslim nations either putting up puppet dictators or bombing them 24/7 have you ask yourself why all recently western world developed when Muslim nations are either being bombed or having dictators?? name one nation that is/was successful under dictatorship?? there are none!

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Jews or other people winning Nobel Prize for what Muslims already had introduced, Muslims were first civilization to introduce both math-Algebra and Medicine when EU was in dark age. About now Muslim nations, did they even had a chance, I mean you western nations disabled Muslim nations either putting up puppet dictators or bombing them 24/7 have you ask yourself why all recently western world developed when Muslim nations are either being bombed or having dictators?? name one nation that is/was successful under dictatorship?? there are none!

            Actually, most of what the Islamic world falsely claims credit for contributing today were actually the products of the non-Muslim unbelievers conquered by Islam and forced into harsh and degrading dhimmitude, and to the degree that some Muslims did make some minor contributions, those Muslims that did the contributing were Muslim in name only that somehow managed to escape death for apostasy, which explains their enlightenment and ability to contribute. Devout Muslims, on the other hand, like morons like you are only capable of contributing backwardness, draconian barbarity, cruelty, brutality, hatred, jihad, totalitarianism, torture, rape, plunder, cold-blooded murder, and tons and tons of misery.

            With respect to Muslim nations not having a chance, with all due respect that is complete and utter BS, as Islamic civilization is the most imperialistic civilization that ever existed on the planet. Indeed, in less than a century after the death of Muhammad, Muslims had already conquered most of the known world from Portugal to India rendering hundreds of millions of non-Muslim Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, Hindus, and Buddhists into harsh and degrading dhimmitude in the process.

            In addition, at the same time Muslims ran the slave trade and in fact rendered more White Europeans into slavery from the 1500s to about 1780 than Black Africans. As a matter of fact, the English word for the Slavic people evolved from the Muslim's practice of raiding those people for slaves. Further, approximately 270 million non-Muslim unbelievers died as a direct result of Islamic imperialism. Indeed, it was only after Christendom had evolved into Western civilization, which is an astronomically far more advanced civilization relative to Islamic civilization, when the Islamic world's imperialism and slave trade were finally brought to a halt via Western colonialism.

            Nevertheless, jihad doesn't emanate from from alleged ancient grievances resulting from Western colonialism and imperialism or because Muslim nations are bombed 24/7, which is ludicrous as no one kills more Muslims than other Muslims. It emanates because the sixth and most important pillar of Islam makes it an obligatory duty for EVERY MUSLIM to fight jihad in the cause of Allah against non-Muslim unbelievers to make Islam supreme. No exceptions, and indeed it is the main goal, sole purpose, and fundamental mission of Islam.

          • another leftist

            WOW! looks like someone had watched a lot of Fox News.
            while he talks about rape and slavery @ObamaYoMoma, just deleted the word "Christians" to replace "Muslims." And he has no evidence to support his words. Shame. Congratulations @Muslim you had won my applause. No need to argue dirty people like @ObamaYoMoma. My advice – avoid them!

          • ObamaYoMoma

            WOW! looks like someone had watched a lot of Fox News.

            Actually, Fox is just as bad at adhering to the false political correct paradigm as the lamestream media. In fact, Fox is conveniently partly owned by the Saudis. Nevertheless, because you only watch leftwing propaganda for what you call news, you, of course, wouldn't know this.

            while he talks about rape and slavery @ObamaYoMoma, just deleted the word "Christians" to replace "Muslims."

            With all due respect, only an unhinged moron would be dumb and gullible enough to morally equate Islam to Christianity or for that matter to any other faith-based religions. Thus, go buy a clue you Leftard!

            And he has no evidence to support his words. Shame. Congratulations @Muslim you had won my applause. No need to argue dirty people like @ObamaYoMoma. My advice – avoid them!

            Yeah right I made all of it all up out of osmosis and also because I am a very creative person, and you obviously like most self-hating delusional Leftards are a perpetual walking/talking useful idiot. Indeed, may I ask why you are not protesting against capitalism and defecating on police cars on Wall Street today with your fellow unhinged Leftard brothers?

          • WilliamJamesWard

            Another leftist zomboid showing the depth of idiocy infecting
            our Nation, product of socialist education and anti-American
            hate, self loathing with a clarion call to self-destruction.
            William

  • steven l

    13 centuries of one way brainwashing (xenophobia, mysogenia, ignorance, poverty and illiteracy) will not change as long as their claim of superiority is in contradiction with the facts.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    March 13th 1775 Patrick Henry set the standard for most Americans which
    is a pillar of our National consciousness "give me liberty or give me death".
    Liberty loving Americans want men and women to be free, with freedom
    comes responsibility which leftists have undermined and scorned with false
    ideas and examples of living that are low, crude and dishonest which is akin
    to the Muslim soul, pious on the outside and rotten in the core. There may be
    one third of America left with a true understanding of who they are and that
    third is infinitely more powerful when united and directed against it's enemies
    foreign and domestic. It is time for a National cleansing, it is on and thinking
    of cleaning house will necessitate draconian action and determination. The
    choice of Americans is to disappear into a vile future or not……….William