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Reader comment on item: Evidence that Morsi Actually Lost the Egyptian Presidency

Submitted by Dave (Canada), Aug 19, 2013 at 20:18

This does sound plausible, but I'm skeptical.

First, PEW polls have shown very deep support among Egyptians for Sharia, making solid MB electoral support quite plausible.

I also don't trust Beilin as he was one of the people associated with the disastrous Oslo fiasco.

Furthermore, if Shafik had really won, I find it hard to believe that the military would have scuttled him in favor of someone belonging to a rival power like the MB, just to avoid street demos.

Rather, the story sounds like a good excuse for Western liberals to back the military, despite their having lost the election.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
second choice [190 words]jeromeAug 21, 2013 19:29209147
Proof.. [43 words]Jerry ZazulakAug 21, 2013 18:19209144
Evicence that Morsi actually lost the Egyptian Presidency. Dictatorial regimes don't represent democracy. [54 words]AnneAug 21, 2013 08:40209133
Morsi not a democratic elected president [54 words]sawsanAug 20, 2013 13:20209115
1Morsi is a criminal [429 words]dhimmi no moreAug 21, 2013 06:38209115
1Shadi Hamid is paid by the despicable Qatarees who are supporting the MB [221 words]dhimmi no moreAug 20, 2013 10:49209110
Morsi was a president and now he is not... [5 words]NuritGAug 20, 2013 02:11209096
1Why I'm Skeptical [101 words]DaveAug 19, 2013 20:18209091
1Morsi is a criminal and so is the MB [135 words]dhimmi no moreAug 19, 2013 19:11209087
Bad faith regardless [213 words]J. GilbertAug 19, 2013 13:58209080
another point [73 words]peyamiAug 19, 2013 13:03209078
2Obama may not have won the election either [20 words]GamalielAug 19, 2013 12:46209077

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