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Must Islamists Be Autocratic?

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Submitted by Judith (United States), Jul 20, 2013 at 02:51

Learning that 20 journalists just left Al- Jazeera because their news service put out biased coverage of the revolution in Egypt, and demanded they openly support Morsi, gives me some hope that a younger generation is serious about wanting some diversity and a more secular government, and not the old guard of the autocratic domination of a people.

There are still the Shari'a crazed ones at all ages, but there may be some light at the end of the dark Islamic tunnel if enough Middle Easterner's can keep their courage, and I look to Turkey as a possible good influence upon Egypt if indeed new more moderate leaders are emerging. Even the old guard is beginning to understand that most of their people are a younger generation and they don't all want to eat people.

What a mess! However, I am more hopeful for the people of Egypt, Syria and Turkey than for us at the moment. Sadly, the democracy many want there, our own Administration seems to want to throw away. For the sake of the good people, I wish them well! Also, for the sake of Israel and the free world, what is left of it!

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