And more good news from that survey that proves democracy is the solution to Islamic radicalization…
Three years ago, 41 % of Egyptians said they wanted their country to acquire a nuclear bomb. Now, 87% of Egyptians said they “would be happy” if Egypt acquired the bomb.
Even though Shi’ite Muslims are viewed unfavorably by Egypt’s Sunni Muslims (68% according this poll), 62% of Egyptians said that “Iran and its president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, are friends of Egypt,” despite Iran’s hard-line Shi’ite affiliation. In addition, 65% expressed a desire to restore diplomatic relations with Iran, and 61% supported the Iranian nuclear program.
A dramatic change in the Egyptian population’s view of Israel was also prominent in the results of the poll. Just three years ago, less than 25 percent of Egyptians favored breaking Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel. Now, 77 percent agreed that “The peace treaty with Israel is no longer useful and should be dissolved.”
Although Cairo’s ambassador to Israel told Israel’s president last week that Egypt is committed to the peace treaty, Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood have ratcheted up their anti-Israel rhetoric to unprecedented degrees. Both have spoken against the peace treaty.
So yes, Egypt is on a pathway to becoming a Sunni Iran. Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood constantly charge opponents with betraying the Jan 25 Revolution, which they have endowed with the overtones of an Islamic revolution, and Egyptians, never moderate or friendly to Israel, are turning in a warlike direction.
The Arab Spring may have doomed any hope for freedom in the Middle East and made a regional war, whether between Israel and its newly Islamist neighbors, or between Sunni and Shiite Islamists over Syria, inevitable.