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el-Sisi v Nasser and the regressive left and "Virtue Signaling"!

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Sep 19, 2018 at 18:19

Dr Pipes

My response to two of your questions on twitter

1. "Why the pious apology by @C2Education for Muhammad's treatment of women"?

I believe that it is virtue signaling by the authors. And let us not forget that with "identity politics" Muslims are at the top of the scale of "victim-hood'

Or it could be that the authors are reading a different Qur'an, Ahadith and Sira! (I'm being sarcastic)

Or Dario Fernandez-Morera (Myth of The Andalusian Paradise) is correct. He believes that there are multiple reasons why many historians in academia have no regard for telling their readers the truth and about what really happened. More so when it comes to Islam.

2. In another tweet you asked a question: Is el-Sisi an anti-Muslim Brotherhood, Islamist, or is he a Nasserist?

I think el-Sisi is some where in between. I suspect that Gamal 'Abd el-Nasser will fit nicely in our today's academia where our universities are infested with socialists and communist. el-Sisi is not a socialist or a communist either. However, both Nasser and el-Sisi are first and foremost Egyptian nationalists. Both of them are pious Muslims And both of them detest the Muslim Brotherhood and believe that it is a terrorist group. Both of them believe in the old Egyptian saying by Saad Zaghloul الدين لله والوطن للجميع Or The religion is for Allah and the nation (Egypt) is for all. This means that both Nasser and el-Sisi "tolerate" Egypt's minorities be it the Copts, the Shi'a or the Sufis

However, el-Sisi has an advantage: The rate of illiteracy as well as maternal, infant morbidity and mortality have markedly declined. What is most amazing is GDP PPP per capita is about $10,550 and as per International Monetary Fund it is $12,994 (Rank 92/187), and I suspect that it would improve when more tourists visit Egypt

https://tradingeconomics.com/egypt/gdp-per-capita-ppp

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)_per_capita


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Daniel Pipes replies:

Thanks for your thoughts on Sisi. It sounds like you consider him a Nasserist.

Still pondering the matter here.

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