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"The American Factor" is a myth that everyone loves

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in response to reader comment: Is there an American factor in Morsi's rise?

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Nov 27, 2012 at 00:01

Dear Dr Pipes:

Is there an American factor in Morsi's rise in Egypt? Islamic world never takes responsibility for its plight. There is one and only one reason why after Arab spring more and more Arab states are falling back in the hands of extremists. And that reason is that these countries do not possess political or cultural will to create free and peaceful societies. Freedom comes with a cost and Islamic fundamentalists are afraid of that cost. Islamic fundamentalism (Sharia etc) is a failed system of governance and Islamic societies are refusing to accept this simple truth.

In this context, "american factor" is a myth that everyone loves. First and foremost, Islamists love it because when eventually Morsi's rule will also fail in corruption and violence, they will, once again, blame America. The apologists also like it because they do not want to face and speak the truth. Finally, American extreme right likes it because it allows them to blame president Obama for Obama's perceived connection with Islamic Brotherhood.

The fact remains that if Islamic societies were matured, American factor would fail to survive even if America wanted to create it.

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