So now that the MuBro's rule Egypt, should we be concerned?

Of course not, sez Peanut Khadr:

Morsi wins Egypt, but don’t worry: Jimmy Carter approves (Elder of Ziyon)

 Carter said he knows the Western-educated Morsi “quite well” and that he appears committed to women’s rights and the Egypt-Israel peace agreement.
Khadr must be living in an alternative universe:
In case you missed it: the Muslim Brotherhood Islamist candidate won the presidential election in Egypt. If the military allows him to take power, there will never be elections again:

There is no end to the celebrations:
In a celebratory mood over the Muslim Brotherhood victory in Egypt, Hamas resumes its murderous jihad against Israel. “Rocket Attacks Resume on Southern Israel,” by Chana Ya’ar for Israel National News, June 24 (thanks to Voice of the Copts (JW)

The Muslim Brotherhood’s presidential candidate, Mohamed Mursi, has been named the fifth president of Egypt after narrowly beating off competition from rival, Ahmed Shafiq, in the hotly-contested presidential elections’ runoffs.

So now that Egypt has the Islamist Brotherhood in control of the presidency and in possible control of the Parliament after the legal issues are sorted through, should we be worried about freedom in Egypt?

Of course not! Jimmy Carter personally vouches for Morsi:

Carter said he knows the Western-educated Morsi “quite well” and that he appears committed to women’s rights and the Egypt-Israel peace agreement.

“I’ve crossed-examined him in my own private way very thoroughly about adherence to the terms of a peace treaty for instance between Israel and Egypt that I happened to negotiate back in 1979. He assured me that he honored those terms and he’s been quite an outspoken champion I would say of the basic four freedoms that should relate to any country,” said Carter.There ya have it!

And Jimmy’s not alone in being happy at Morsi’s win. His pals in Hamas are ecstatic as well, as is Islamic Jihad,  as are most Gazans.

(UPDATE) They are shooting in the air in joy. And so far, at least one has been killed and ten injured from all the happiness.

Transcript for the MEMRI clip above:

So much for the Arab Spring’s flowering of democracy: Egypt’s first elected president will likely be its last — opposing him will be “un-Islamic.” Or is Rif’at Al-Said just a greasy Islamophobe?

I tried to tell you: “Leader of the Egyptian Al-Tagammu’ Party Rif’at Al-Said: The Muslim Brotherhood Will Never Relinquish the Presidency,” from MEMRI, June 6:

Following are excerpts from an interview with Rif’at Al-Said, leader of the Egyptian Al-Tagammu’ Party, which aired on Dream 2 TV on June 6, 2012.Rif’at Al-Said: The danger in the Freedom and Justice Party [of the Muslim Brotherhood] lies in its being a Salafi organization, which relies upon peddling in religion. They believe that if their candidate becomes president, Islam itself will have come to power, and will serve as an umbrella for the rule.

Therefore, if Muhammad Mursi, the Freedom and Justice Party’s candidate, is elected, any opposition to him will be considered opposition to the Islamic enterprise, to the rule of Islam, and to the implementation of the shari’a.

If he takes the seat of power, he will never get up again. What advocate of political Islam has ever relinquished power? The ayatollahs in Iran came to power, and will remain in power until Judgment Day. When Omar Al-Bashir came to power, he talked about free elections, and so on. Meanwhile, Sudan has disintegrated in his hands, and the economy is dead, but he remains in power, and will continue to do so, even if all that remains is the single square meter on which his throne is located. With Hamas, the loyal disciples of the Muslim Brotherhood, it is the same story.

Interviewer: If you object to Muhammad [Mursi], you can remove him from power after four years.

Rif’at Al-Said: That will never happen. I can tell you that right now.

2 thoughts on “So now that the MuBro's rule Egypt, should we be concerned?”

  1. Egypt is a mess.

    The Egyptian Military Are The Egyptian Patriots (Hugh Fitzgerald)

    It has three times as many people as it can handle. it cannot count on any aid from the fabulously rich Arabs — and those rich Arabs of the Gulf, though they will do what they can to promote the spread of Islam, are not about to share their wealth. The greatest enemies of the idea of the world-wide caliphate are, in fact, the rich Arabs. But this is not yet understood by the poorer Arabs and Muslims. They keep thinking that all True Believers want that caliphate. What happens when they realize that the Saudis, the Kuwaitis, the Emiratis, the Qataris, have no intention of ever belonging to a grouping that would force them to share their wealth with Egypt, with Yemen, or still worse, with such non-Arab states as Pakistan and Bangladesh. That’s one reason the world-wide caliphate is an absurdity — but it’s not too early to start letting the poorer Muslims aware that the rich Muslims have no intention of helping them out, save with a few crumbs just to keep them quiet.

    Egypt is overpopulated, and becoming more so every day. No matter who becomes president, that problem remains, and so does the greater problem that Ataturk tried to tackle: it is Islam itself that explains the political, economic, social, intellectual, and moral failures of Islamic states and societies, and explain the failures of Egypt. Can Islam be constrained? If so, it will take a military man, like Ataturk, or a group of strongmen, a junta of true believers in constraining Islam. Nasser, Naguib, and those other colonels were stuck on pan-Arabism. What Egypt needs is some Egypt-firsters, some sympathetic readers of Taha Hussein, some believers in Pharaonism, that is the notion that Egypt has nothing to gain, and a lot to lose, by counting on, by having much to do with, other Arab or Muslim countries. Through most of the 20th century, most Egyptians did not even think of themselves as Arabs, but as Egyptians. The transformation started under Nasser, and it can be undone, so that Egyptians will again think of themselves not as Arabs, but as Egyptians. It’s the military, with some intelligent secularists — the real and not the fake liberals, like “that Google guy” who so impressed Barack Obama, but who has turned out to be naive, and a simpleton, willing to take the side of the Ikhwan against the military.

    The only side to take, for an Egyptian patriot, is that of the army, for at least the army does not believe in pan-Islam or, after three defeats (1956, 1967, 1973) in going to war again, and again losing, and this time losing, and for the third time, and therefore permanently, the Sinai. Whatever one says about the army, it knows that the Ikhwan will try to start trouble with Israel, will do what it can to start a war, because the members of the Muslim Brotherhood are not Egyptian Patriots, and not even pan-Arabists, like Nasser (as long as he was going to be the head of that movement, and after the 1967 defeat he had been so humiliated that that was no longer possible), but pan-Islamists. That is why one of the most important of the demands made by the army, one that has received not a single comment in the entire Western press, is that it be given the authority not to declare war, but to veto a declaration of war. That is to prevent the Muslims who take Islam to heart from stirring up trouble in the Sinai and Gaza, and then declaring war. Ahmed Shafiq, and Omar Soleiman, and others in the officer corps know exactly what they have to worry about. They don’t have to worry about Israel, as long as the Egyptian military keeps reasonable control of the Sinai Bedouin, and does what it can to isolate the Gazan Arabs.

    Morsi the troglodyte — his outward aspect makes that clear — heads an organization, the Ikhwan, the Muslim Brotherhood, that consists of the primitives in Egypt, those who take Islam most to heart. They are not Egyptian patriots. They have bigger fish to fry. Today, Egypt, tomorrow the world will be made safe for the Muslim Brotherhood and Sharia.

    There is no contest here. There is no choice.

    You have to hope that the army, in what is announced in a few hours in Cairo, will have shown itself to have remained intelligently ruthless, intelligently patriotic, and will have ignored the crazed bleatings from the West and, especially, from Washington.

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