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Islamist Parties Had A Serious Flaw

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Submitted by Tim Upham (United States), Jul 19, 2013 at 23:56

The Islamist parties had a serious flaw. They practiced the Five Pillars of Islam with social charity, which won them hearts and votes. But once elected and into office, they could not run a nation-state. Mohammed Morsi could not get the desperately needed U.S. $4.8 billion dollars from the International Monetary Fund, so he was overthrown. Bilateral aid came in afterwards from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. But for him, it was too little, too late.

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