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Reader comment on item: Intricacies of Egypt's Coup d'├ętat Explained

Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Jul 7, 2013 at 22:58

I guess the current situation in Egypt reflects a stark situation in which the Muslim world finds itself.

On one hand are the pro-West urban secular liberal youth in Turkey , Egypt and Iran who still view the West as the ultimate model (these people are oblivious to the fact that the West is in death thores when it comes to economy since 2008 recession) and she can hardly be called as democratic as Mr. Snowden reveals.

On the other hand are the vast multitudes of supporters from leaders like Erdogan , Ahmedinajad and Morsi who hope to come up with a model which is distinct to the Western model and is much more suited in general to the prevalent socio-cultural tendencies of the Muslim world.

My money is on the second model to win in the long turn as it has already happened in Iran and continues to happen in Turkey and would eventually happen in Egypt.

What is your view dear Dr. Pipes ?

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The vast multitudes in Egypt were clearly against Morsi in 30. I would not write them off. And even if the liberal elements are few, they are our friends and the future hope for the region. We should unequivocally and permanently support them.

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