Egypt: Caliphate Dreams and Strict Sharia

Tiny minority of excremists update: the muslim brotherhood will be the only winner, because no ‘democratic socialists’ can be found to compete……

What Do the Egyptian Crowds Want? Caliphate Dreams and Strict Sharia

Andrew G. Bostom (Big Peace on a tip from TT)

A sobering reminder—based upon hard data—from an essay of mine published in April, 2007:

In a rigorously conducted face-to-face University of Maryland/ interview survey of 1000 Egyptian Muslims conducted between December 9, 2006 and February 15, 2007, 67% of those interviewed-more than 2/3, hardly a “fringe minority”-desired this outcome (i.e., “To unify all Islamic countries into a single Islamic state or Caliphate”). The internal validity of these data about the present longing for a Caliphate is strongly suggested by a concordant result: 74% of this Muslim sample approved the proposition “To require a strict [emphasis added] application of Shari’a law in every Islamic country.”

Yesterday Brigitte Gabriel said it on Hannity/Fox. Unfortunately I couldn’t locate the video, but I’m certain if we had a poll today the numbers would be even higher.

Brigitte Gabriel:

67 % of Egyptians are backing an Islamic caliphate, 74 %   back a full blown sharia state.

Is it any wonder that America’s Muslim POTUS backs “free and fair elections, pluralism and human rights” when the outcome is guaranteed?

The Muslim Sisterhood also likes a piece of the action

Other news:

Muslim Brotherhood: Arabs Will Topple Leaders Allied With the US (GWP)

Well, that was the plan all along.

Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei called the U.S. position on the Egyptian crisis “a disappointment” and condemned Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s early Saturday morning speech as “almost an insult to the intelligence of the Egyptian people.” Elbaradei is a friend of the Muslim Brotherhood.

About time to blame da Jooozzzz:

“Mubarak has been very dedicated to Israeli security more even than to his own people’s security or the national interests”

The Iranian media organ PressTV interviews a Cairo lawyer to assert that the Egyptians want Mubarak out because of his ties to the United States and relatively non-belligerent stance toward Israel. If accurate, this would be another indication of the influence of Islamic supremacists in the Egyptian uprising, since they’re the ones most fanatically invested in Islamic antisemitism and the demonization of Israel.

“Why are Egyptians so upset?,” from PressTV, January 29 via JW

Iranian leaders hoping for Islamic republic in Egypt

Spreading Islam? But of course! Even the Shiite rafidite dogs unite with Sunni’s to spread Muhammad’s ideology……

9 thoughts on “Egypt: Caliphate Dreams and Strict Sharia”

  1. It is all falling into place before our very eyes. The Caliphate beast is coming together in unexpectedly swift motion. Egypt and Turkey are probably the two most powerful Islamic nations that rejected fundamentalist Islamic rule. My, my how fast things can change. Both of them are getting primed and ready to turn into real Islamic theocracies. The Caliphate needed these two nations in order to give the beast some real teeth. Witness the mechanics of Bible prophecy being manifest. Remember the beast system comes first, then out of it arises the Mahdi/Antichrist…via Revelation chapter 13.

  2. Lebanon a few days ago lost to the Shiite backed Hezbollah … now the American-backed Egypt, Jordan and the Saudi regimes looking shaky.
    What a coup if the Russians/Chinese/Iranians can destroy the American-sunni alliance.
    What price fuel in the West then?
    And nowhere to drill in the U.S. thanks to the environmentalists/communists and Obama’s oil- drilling moratorium
    Yep, all the pieces are falling into place nicely for Obama and his dark overlords … and WW3.

  3. “The Muslim Sisterhood also likes a piece of the action”

    Judging by that photograph, worshipping the devil drives women crazy, too, just as it does to men.

  4. @ AuntieMadder, that s ironic and funny! i have read an article that women are more active and eager to show their rage against regime.

    @revparadigm, turkey is not an islamic nation. moreover, turkey is a divided nation. Division on ethnicity: Turks, Kurds, Arabs, Cerkessians, Lazs, etc. Division on religion: Sunnite, Alevite, Shiite, Christians, seculars. Division on politics: conservatives, nationalists, seperatists, social democrats. Some of them may desire Caliphate, but majority doesnt. surely doesnt.

  5. Dear eauseren,

    thanks for reminding us of the great ‘mosaic’ that Islam produces. Last time we checked Turkey was 99% Islamic.

    It is remarkable that you find it necessary to tell us that the majority of Turkey does not desire a caliphate, when you have a gov’t that openly works towards it.

    Just a question: it took the Turks 400 years to wipe out the Christians. Why did it take so long?

  6. “A just & fair sharia state”

    “Increasingly, Egyptian political elites are uneasy about the rising popular resonance of Salafis”

    I tried to tell you. Salafis, in case the term is unfamiliar to you, are pro-Sharia Islamic hardliners. “Egypt’s hard-line Islamists speak up, creating unease,” by Hannah Allam for the McClatchy Newspapers, April 13:

    […] “Increasingly, Egyptian political elites are uneasy about the rising popular resonance of Salafis, concerned that, although the Egyptian groups do not currently advocate violence, their extreme interpretation of Islam creates an environment where susceptibility to radicalism and jihadi ideas is heightened,” a U.S. diplomat wrote in a cable to the State Department that’s among the cache obtained by the WikiLeaks website.
    Until the movement that toppled Mubarak, Salafis assiduously avoided involvement in the world of secular politics. But as the anti-Mubarak demonstrations unfolded, young Salafis, with their bushy beards and full facial veils, became conspicuous among other activists in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, despite the reluctance of their clerics to support the protests.

    Then last month, a Salafi umbrella group in Alexandria, a stronghold of Islamists from all ideologies, sent shockwaves throughout Egypt with the announcement that Salafis would enter the political arena – an abrupt reversal of the faction’s longtime stance of boycotting elections to focus on religious outreach.

    Some critics argue that the Salafis are too intolerant and politically immature to pose much of a threat at the polls, but other Egyptian activists fear that the Salafis are aligning themselves with the more moderate Muslim Brotherhood, and that that alliance will steamroll the disorganized youth groups and liberals in fall parliamentary elections, resulting in an Islamist victory.

    That’s the U.S. government’s nightmare scenario: an Islamist-dominated government ruling the Arab world’s most populous nation, one that is a neighbor and peace partner to Israel and the keeper of the strategically vital Suez Canal.

    It’s one that alarms pro-democracy activists in Cairo, too.

    They point to the results of the recent referendum on revising the constitution of what can happen in an “Islamists vs. Everyone Else” political climate.

    The Salafis campaigned in tandem with the Muslim Brotherhood in poor neighborhoods with religious populations, pitching a “yes” vote for hastily drafted constitutional amendments that the pro-democracy movement opposed.

    The amendments passed with 77 percent of the vote – a victory that one popular Salafi sheikh controversially gloated about as a “conquest of the ballot boxes.”

    The YouTube video of Sheikh Mohamed Hussein Yaqoub’s remarks went viral, setting off online battles between the cleric’s Salafi supporters and Egyptian moderates who took the video as proof that Islamists were trying to take over Egypt.

    One of Yaqoub’s students, Sheikh Ali Nasr, said a Saudi-style theocracy isn’t the goal. He challenged critics to listen to Salafi preachers, promising they’d hear nothing about violence or forcing their austere brand of Islam on other Egyptians.

    “We shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves and say that we want a religious state, but I do call for a president that respects religious freedom and, more importantly, I want the president to respect and protect our resources and confront corruption,” Nasr said.

    “Islam is in the souls of the people and will be here before and after elections, so we’re not looking for a religious state as much as a just and fair state.”…

    I.e., a Sharia state.

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