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Waiting for a new Nasser

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Apr 10, 2011 at 08:12

It seems that the military leaders in Egypt are back to their old tricks and this past Friday two Egyptians were killed in Midan el-Tahrir and a large peaceful gathering was dispressed by force.

In the meantime the Muslim Brotherhood or el-Ikhwan are too busy telling anyone who is listening that they have discovered democracy and they have their little love fest with the Copts including awarding one of their followers a majesteer (Masters Degree) for writing a book that is titled el-Aqbat el-Aryoseeyeen. And the story goes as follows: At the end of last year a Coptic priest reminded Muslims that Egypt is the country of the Copts and their land which it is, and that the Muslims are only visitors and they are more than welcome to stay. And to add insult to injury Prof el-Qimini who is a secularist kept telling who ever is listening that the Arabs invaded Egypt which is a fact.

So el-Ikhwan had to respond as their legitimacy and that of islam and of the Arabization of Egypt were under attack. So one of their leaders el-Shiekh el-Awaa told al-Jazeera in an interview that the copts are hording guns in Churches and that they plan to have an independent state in Egypt. But this did not work either, and this is why we have this book that in actual fact Arius of Alexandria (he lived in late antique Alexandria and he was a Libyan) had many followers who were Copts and that today's Muslims in Egypt are really his followers and that those Copts up until the time of the Arab invasion used to utter: La ilaha ila allah el-maseeh rasul allah or There is no god but Allah and Jesus in his messenger!

Yes it is all stupid but el-Ikhwan are desperate to prove that they are blue blood Egyptians (the Copts are called 3adma zar'a or blue bone and read this as the real Egyptian blue blood) . Oh and how about what is really their platform or what would Egypt be like under their leadership? and what is really an Islamic state? As I wrote before you will get the yes and the no and the only God knows for any issue or question

Another challenge that is facing el-ikhwan and its leadership and it was well explained by a young Muslim man who lived in Quebec, Canada (and has witnessed the disconnect between the old guard of the Parti Quebecois and the young members that do not believe and do not want to see an independent Quebec) that there is a disconnect between the older leadership of el-ikhwan and the young members and many of the young memembers are very well educated but they want real democracy and are not interested in the violence of the old guard.

And yes there are too many Ikhwaneyeen (members of the Muslim brotherhood) in the military but it is very clear that the military leaders want to be in charge and not el-ikhwan or el-salafiyeen or el-3elmaniyeen or the secularists

How about el-salafiyeen or the salafists? I do not see them having a chance as Egypt has a very large middle class that is very well educated and many share aspirations for real democracy and freedoms with the secularists and they appreciate and many share the European and Western values of democracy and would like to live a better and more prosperous life than their parents did and they are the people that vote so I do not see any real support for the salafists

So back to the military and we all have to wait for is the new Nasser

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