|Originally posted by Nrg2Nfinit |
Who are leading it? I don't think you know how secular egypt is and how it has been, for the past 60 years or so, the lead arab country in westernization. Mubarak did a good job to quell the islamists back in 1981 after the sadat assassination and egypt has grown exponentially westernized since then. The religious are moderates for the majority and the rest are secular, atheists, christians and jews. Just looking at how organized the protests were and how peaceful they were overall (besides the police entising and inciting violence on the people, and perhaps letting prisoners out) one can see that this isn`t a people who will be easily swayed by islamist propaganda.
If they are really the most moderate of the arab countries, then I don't even want to think about how bad it is in other countries. Wasn't there a massive church bombing in Egypt a few weeks ago? It's easy to build a mosque in Egypt, how about if the same rights were afforded to the Copts? Would you like to know how many Egyptian Copts I know that have had to flee Egypt because they are too afraid to practice their religion in their homeland? Because they are abused, discriminated against and treated like shit?
Sorry but that doesn't sound too "westernized" or "moderate" to me.
Yea Mubarak might have been a piece of shit, fine, have someone else replace him and by someone else I mean not some other islamo-fascist swine like we have already in Pakistan / Iran / Afghanistan (it'll happen as soon as the allied forces leave) that will revert any chance of progress that may have happened in Egypt.
Personally, my money is on some fundamentalists taking over, which in turn will invariably lead to more butchering of anything not related to Islam. Like in Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan etc ... which is very sad.