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The future of Egypt?

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Apr 26, 2011 at 13:28

Thank you Dr. Pipes for a great article and like i wrote before, yes the Egyptian army is full of ikhwaniyeen but the army is in charge just like in 1952 and there is no reason for them to give the political power to al-ikhwan al-muslimeen or to anyone else just like in 1952. so plus ca change plus c'est la meme chose

So we still have to wait for this dark horse from the army that we be the next president and notice the following:

1. As I wrote before al-ikhwan al-muslimeen are not well organized and they have no clear platform (with too may chiefs and not many Indians) but what is most amazing about them is that the youth wing is very detached from the old leadership and making a living and not violence is what is on the mind of the youth and most interesting is that many educated and young Muslims shun membership in this fascist organiztion

2. al-salafiyeen? I suspect that who ever is going to be in charge of Egypt will jail them and no one will miss them as they have made many enemies including women and Copts and Shi3a and Sufi Muslims and secularists and those that love arts and alcohol and movies and theater! Did i miss anyone?

3. The aspirations and ideals of the secular youth has to wait for now until Egypt has organized political parties and organizations that would be a real challange for the islamists

4. The future leader of Egypt will be an army officer and he will be in charge for 30-40 more years and more of the same! So who is he? we just have to wait and see

And I enjoyed reading Cynthia Farahat's article but I very much disagree that Gamal Abd al-Nasser was ever an ikhwani and if he was indeed ikhwani then we do not have the evidence as there is no reason for us to believe Kahled Muhyeedeen. Nasser was a nobody when Hasan el-Bana was killed in the late 1940's and he was still not important even after the 1952 July revolution. But he was the dark horse that came to power for reasons that are still unclear to me. So I still have to see more credible evidence that he was indeed ikhwani (memeber of al-ikhwan al-muslimeen)

So who is going to be the next Nasser? We just have to wait.

As for the Copts i do believe that they should have a muhafaza (state/province) be it Qena ('Ena in E Arabic and it is really the heart of Coptic Egypt) or even Alexandria (which is the heart of the Greco-Roman period) where they are in control until Islam in Egypt is tamed


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