Over 75% of Egyptian Americans Voted For Islamist

Nonie Darwish is the author of The Devil We Don’t Know; The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East and President of FormerMuslimsUnited.org.


While Egyptians inside Egypt were split in their vote in their recent election, Egyptians living in the West were overwhelmingly in support of the Islamist candidate. Indeed, many Egyptian Americans who have dual citizenship and are living in America voted at Egyptian consulates throughout the United States. They did so both in the primary Egyptian elections, which occurred a few weeks ago, and now in the recent final elections for president of Egypt between the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Mursi and the former Prime Minister, Ahmed Shafiq.

Both Alarabiya TV and Egyptian national TV reported that Egyptian immigrants voted 75% in favor of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate in the primary. Now in the final elections, again Egyptian immigrants voted over 75% for Mursi. If we consider the Christian Egyptian Americans who voted for the former prime minister of Egypt, the percentage of Muslim Egyptian Americans who voted for Islamists could have reached over 95%.

While voters inside Egypt are almost equally split 50/50 between Sharia and no-Sharia, we find the votes of American Egyptian Muslims reflecting an unprecedented level of radicalization that surpasses most Muslim countries. This should be very troubling to Americans, especially to those who care about Homeland Security.

Over the last 3 or 4 decades, American Islamic groups and mosques have managed to radicalize a large number of Muslim Americans, especially those who attend mosques. While they publicly tell us they are “moderate” and that there is nothing to fear from Islamic law, they turn around in private and hold the banner of jihad and Sharia and command Muslim Americans not to assimilate in America.

Muslim immigrants to the West have, in general, rejected taking the hard role of positively changing their countries of origin and inspiring them with new ideas of freedom, democracy and human rights. Instead, Muslims in America have focused on building mosques with aid from Saudi Arabia rather than protesting against Iran’s execution of apostates and stoning of women. They have focused on defending and lying about Sharia in America rather than teaching values of life liberty and pursuit of happiness to their countrymen. They have focused on a message of anti-Semitism, blaming America and holding Israel apartheid weeks, rather than on assimilating in America, initiating peace dialogue or holding an olive branch out to Jewish students.

Contrary to logic and to the brotherhood of all humans and cultures, American Muslim groups have maintained the same high levels of hate, anger and victim mentality that exists in many areas of the Muslim world. And now Muslim Egyptians in the West have not only ignored the welfare of the 50% Egyptians who do not want to live under Sharia, but have also ignored the reasonable fears from Islam by the American public and instead insulted them as racists and “Islamophobes.”

The situation in Egypt is very grim with forces of radical Islam now coming down on anti-Sharia Egyptians from every direction, even from Egyptians in the West. There are reports that many businessmen with their families are already leaving the country on their private planes from Cairo Airport. A couple of friends of mine in Egypt are begging over the phone and by email to get them out of Egypt, as though I have the authority.

With all the internal problems of Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood appears to be itching for a confrontation with Israel. It has been reported that the Brotherhood has encouraged missile attacks on Israel from Gaza in coordination with Hamas. Consider that in addition to the missiles striking the Israeli Red Sea city of Ilat last April from the Egyptian Sinai. Furthermore, the Egyptian authorities seized a large number of artillery from civilians in the governorate of Bahariya in the Egyptian Delta.

America must register the fact that American Muslims are more radical than Muslims in many Muslim countries and that this radicalization must be exposed and its source stopped. The U.S. must fight to stop Sharia legally, socially and culturally before we get a demand for Sharia by the growing Muslim population in America. The West must understand that Sharia is rejected and feared by many Muslims in the Middle East and that wherever Sharia is practiced, freedom and democracy cannot exist. The example of Egypt today should be clear as to what America must do to fight Sharia and Islamists and never allow them to flourish. America must never leave the job of fighting Sharia to our children and grandchildren to fight it when it is too late in the streets of America.

What is happening in Egypt today should be a lesson to the West as to what can happen to a once-upon-a-time great civilization that flirted with Sharia.

  • dina

    most muslems are curious to see how far & where this will take them. the time is right cuz of all the money floating in/around the world. we can feel the raising expectations & see the Non-reactions when christians are abused/killed, or churches burned.(like when jews were attacked by hitler).the biggest target is the vatican! & rule over 1billion catholics.the world would then hand them jerusalem on a silver platter!

  • jacob

    Take any Muslim even a PhD and somehow, scrape off the varnish of education he might have acquired
    through all his schooling and I date bet you tou'll fin underneath the same pejudiced, fanatic, superstitious
    human as the average ignorant fellah of their countries….

    Therefore, was there anything else to expect from Egyptian Muslim Americans ???
    I was surprised it wasn't 110% for the Brotherhood……

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      And how intolerant of you.

    • http://www.mailmagazine24.com Bright Knight

      unfortunately, jacob is right! 99.9% of the Muslims have the "Islam inside"-chip (the 0.01% are not "real" Muslims, they just haven't "officially" left this ideology) and the question is just, at which level this thing gets activated..

  • Abba sanda

    Any religion in this world apart from Islam is fake, and therefore no matter how much you hate Islam and Muslims in this world will be in vein. Sharia must be the only law in whole weither you like it not! I swear to Almighty Allah it must happen. Ashhadu'an la ilah ha illah wa' ash hadu anna Muhammadan rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wasalam. Islam 4eva.

    • Tanstaafl jw

      I would rather die a free man than live as a slave of Allah.

    • KarshiKhanabad

      So make it happen, Achmed or whoever you are. Only remember this is America, not Egypt or Pakistan. Here, the "infidels" have weapons, too.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      You are so sad, just another hate filled bigot.

      And allah prefers little girls if you ask Mohammed.

    • d Henry

      piss off you swine

    • deprogrammer

      Wow, can't anyone here recognize a troll when they see one? The dip sh!t couldn't even spell: "Ashhadu'an la ilah ha illah wa' ash hadu anna Muhammadan rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wasalam" correctly. A copy/paste into google revealed that. Then their is the whole "their is to be no compulsion in religion" instructions that he's ignoring.
      The whole post just perfectly feeds into the paranoid delusions of good FPMers a little to perfectly.

    • Lauren

      You can take your sharia and shove it up your ***. If it's not the U.S. Constitution, I won't follow it

      • Asher

        Trying to Force Americans into complying with Sharia or Islamic tradition is not going to be the same as forcing people in the Middle East…You don't know what you're dealing with, but you are going to find out!

    • USA ALL THE WAY

      Anybody who wants the live in the USA (Greatest County in the World) must live by its laws. You want to come here and live by the Islam Faith, That’s fine and you have that right here. But you don’t have to right to come to our country and tell us we must live by Sharia Law. You want to live by Sharia Law? Then get out of the USA to some place the uses Sharia Law. We are not going to ever.

    • Lan Astaslem

      stay in your third world cesspool, you backward, 7th century sand monkey! Lan Astaslem – I will not submit to islam!

    • A_Nonny_Mouse

      Sorry but your alla-walla big-scumballa is (was) Mohammed’s way to get (1) sex and (2) loot and (3) power over a group-of-stupids willing to kill and die for him. The proper name for your “illah” is NOT “allah”; it’s Moloch. And he always, ALWAYS loses (but not without causing lots of misery first).

      Ask yourself: why did Mohammed “marry” a 6-year-old? Answer: He felt unnatural lusts for little girls. He later went on to tell the father of a different little girl (she was a baby, not even walking yet) that if he lived long enough, he would marry her, too. (Fortunately, he DIDN’T live long enough, the pig.)

      Ask yourself: why is Mohammed the ONLY prophet of the major religions to have “mistaken” the voice of the devil for a revelation from god? (Look up “The Satanic Verses” –and I don’t mean Salman Rushdie’s book– if you’re unfamiliar with this little incident from the “prophet”‘s life.) Additionally, ask yourself how the Eternal, All-Knowing and Perfect Creator of the Universe can “reveal” truth to his prophet and then later, “reveal” a conflicting “truth”? People asked Mohammed how his “holy revelations” could conflict with each other, and all the old bozo could manage to come up with was “Sometimes god thinks of a better thing, so he reveals the new verse to me and abrogates the old verse”. Yup, the Eternal, All-Knowing and Perfect god-of-Islam changes his mind every so often… no biggie, right?

      So you and your “we love death more than you love life” co-religionists can go ahead and worship the god of murder, tyranny, and terror. The rest of us know who that “god” is (and he’s got nothing at all in common with the One God of Abraham).

      PS- The “fake” religion you’re talking about is the one Mohammed invented to justify indulging his basest impulses. You can “swear by allah” until you’re out of breath that some great Islamic conquest “must happen” … but of course allah is just another name for The Great Deceiver; and of course he’s lying to you poor inbred idiots.

      Again.

      And you still refuse to see.

    • KarshiKhanabad

      So make it happen and bring on the Khalifate, ol' Abba Dabba Doo! This is America, not Egypt, and your hated "infidels" are numerous & armed. Kufi caps make a great aiming point, n'est-ce pas?

      "If we invade America, there will be a rifle behind every blade of grass."

    • TruthWFree

      Islam is the fake religion/ideology. Muhammad performed not one witnessed miracle. Muhammad (supposedly allah) in the Quran says that he has no sons and that Jesus did not die on the cross. Both of these are lies written 700 years after the Gospels written by eye witnesses of Jesus miracles including raising three people from the dead and then being crucified and Ressurected on the third day. Your Muhammad taught that it was okay to lie to further Islam (taqiyya). In the Gospels, Jesus said that Satan is the father of lies. Allah is Satan. I can come to no other conclusion. Leave your evil hate filled religion/ideology and read the Gospels and come to the light of Christ.

    • Asher

      I would be embarassed to have the pediphile pervert prophet Mohammed as a leader. Marrying and having sex with very young girls is sick and debased and Sharia law is totally unfair to all women.

  • http://www.thereligionofpeace.com Porky's2istan

    Abba zaba said, "Any religion in this world apart from Islam is fake".
    http://www.prophetofdoom.net/

    I would posit that every religion on earth is closer to true than islam, even vodoo. Even atheists (like me) know that it is wrong to kill innocents, enslave, rape, steal, commit genocide, terrorize people, restrict free speech, abuse women and so much more that is islam. Islam destroys the natural goodness in people and creates psychopaths. Thank 'notgod' that most muslims are too lazy and/or too decent, to actually read (or do) what is commanded in the Quran.

    • TruthWFree

      Good to see an atheist being able to see the evil in this Islamic ideology. Ali Sina (www.faithfreedom.org) is another atheist that has come to the same conclusion and I have an atheist friend that sees the evil in Islam's Teachings. I'd like to ask you to read the Gospels if you have not and come to believe as I do that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and through belief in Him you will have eternal life.

  • montlasky

    We still don’t get it do we! We,the Infidels are the traget of annihilation by these Muslim fanatics. Did anyone really believe that the Muslim BrotherHOOD would not take over the “Arab Spring: to foist shria law on the world at large and the USA in particular. America has given their Muslims a freedom and taste of true democracy they will never experiance again. They don’t want it. They want the slavery over humanity that Sharia law demands. The thanks for giving them a chance at living as democrats? Kill and convert the infidels. Those beyond conversion will be targeted for death. It says so in their Koran. The war has been waging for sometime and the Jihadists are winning it. Will a change of administration in the White House make the difference? If not, leave the current commander in chief where he is and the battle will be short lived in Muslim favour. Besides the wish for death and martyrdom what do they have to offer humankind? Why is the philosophy of death and martyrdom so appealing to so many-1.6 billion and growing.! We can only fight “dirty” to stop this big black cloud covering the earth with Jihadist darkness. Wake up in the back there!!!!!

  • koran kid

    And the cynic in me says Barry did his focus group work well before he determined to embark on a foreign policy that would attract that 75%? of support from US egyptian domiciled muslims to his campaigns. It's all getting the vote in to him. And I bet close to 100% of that tribe gaming the US culture, with Eric Holders help, will be straining every sharia loving sinew to vote Barry back in come the autumn, from the safety of America's tolerant soil. Maybe he is the 12th immam. In which case, we are truly blessed. Allah Akba!

  • delores

    In the islamic countries it is either run by a "strongman" or it is chaos.They have this tribal primitive attitude in islam that really cannot work in a democracy. Democracy, as one muslim leader said is nothing but "GREEK CRAP".

    They DO NOT want anything but their silly dangerous sharia law….so they CAN all go and live someplace where that is their system….and leave the rest of world to have Democracy and freedom of choice.

  • Ghostwriter

    I doubt "The Nation" is going to cover THAT in their latest issue.

  • Nadia

    Egyptian Americans are only reflecting what President Obama's feelings towards the Muslim Brotherhood…
    we are in trouble

  • Diann

    all those American Egyptians who voted for the Islamist party need to return to Egypt and live under the Islamist system – they should live under the Islamist dictator for whom they voted and NOT benefit from western freedom and democracy, which they obviously reject for their loved ones in Egypt.

  • Kkkk

    Any egyptian living in America who loves the Muslim brotherhood should move back to egypt asp.