Reader comment on item: Making Sense of the Egyptian Presidential Election
Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jul 2, 2012 at 07:37
I spent the last few days listening to Mohamed Morsi's interviews and speeches and I'm not really impressed so here are a few gems
1. He admits that he is a "truther" and that the 9/11 atrocity is "an inside job" but he does not explain the why and what comes out here is the old Middle East "conspiracy theories" and always blame el-yahood (the Jews) and el-CIA but it is really bizarre when you hear this nonsense from a very educated man.
2. He tells us that he wants to have not one but two vice presidents one is a woman and the other is a Copt or may be a woman who is a Copt and only Allahu a3lam
3. He wants to have a saying in the hiring and firing of top journalists in various Egyptian media and the aim is very obvious so he can control what is being written about him and his government but in the process he is not realizing that with the internet the rule of the print media is becoming marginal at best and there is indeed a very vibrant on line community in Egypt that so I'm sure what the next step would be and how to control such community
4. He is very dull and very different from the very colorful rulers of Egypt be it King Farouq, Gamal abd el-Nasser, Anwar el-Sadat and Husni Mubarak
5. In regard to israel he tells us that he will respect the treaties signed by Egypt but he also makes it clear that he is not a friend of Israel and that Jerusalem and no Mecca or Cairo will be "our capital"
6. In regard to women he says that women must wear hijabs but he also says that women do not have to wear hijab and as usual only Allahu a3lam
7. In regard to the very large Christian community be it the Copts or the various sects of Christianity he met with their leaders. He says that he was elected to be the leader of all Egyptians Copts included so time will tell
8. He is silent about Egyptian Shi3a who are under attack in religious TV channels that are financed by the Saudis. The most interesting fact here is that he is really silent about Iran but there has always been a great concern in Sunni Egypt about Iran and its intentions in that part of the world
9. He is also silent about the large Sufi community which is regarded by Sunni Muslims as strange, un Egyptian and no more than a bunch of heretics
10. in regard to tourism he welcomes tourists but what is absent now is that he is not saying that female tourists should not wear revealing dresses or bathing suits and in regard to the consumption of alcohol and gambling it is OK as long as it is done behind closed doors
11. In regard to how to deal with Muslims that convert to Christianity which is a problem he has no answers
12. As for SCAF and the killing of many innocent Egyptians since 1/25/2011 he seems to realize that this is a very important issue to the young people that ignited the revolution but he also understands that SCAF would want to have a blanket immunity from any legal action against their members
13. He also realizes that what would make or break his presidency would be the economy and with SCAF still in charge he is very aware that if the economy does not recover he can blame SCAF. Not bad !
I guess plus ca change plus c'est la meme chose
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