Sunday, January 22, 2012

Egypt: it's all over but the sharia

The Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafists have garnered 75% of the vote, putting them in charge of assembling the new constitution.  All the distractions and obfuscation from those firmly believing in the coming of the second democracy are now shown to be for naught, while the hand of Islam is shining bright.

For those who still hold out hope that Egypt really will be the excellent example of an Islamic democracy, my apologies for your loss, but I told you so.  Sorry to have to use such a trite phrase, but you deserve to hear it.  The future of Egypt is now firmly in the hands of those who want Israel gone and America reduced to insignificance.

Wait for it...

From My Way January 21 by Aya Batrawy

Egypt's Islamists win 75 percent of parliament

CAIRO (AP) - Final results on Saturday showed that Islamist parties won nearly three-quarters of the seats in parliament in Egypt's first elections since the ouster of authoritarian president Hosni Mubarak, according to election officials and political groups.
The Islamist domination of Egypt's parliament has worried liberals and even some conservatives about the religious tone of the new legislature, which will be tasked with forming a committee to write a new constitution. It remains unclear whether the constitution will be written while the generals who took power after Mubarak's fall are still in charge, or rather after presidential elections this summer.
In the vote for the lower house of parliament, a coalition led by the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood won 47 percent, or 235 seats in the 498-seat parliament. The ultraconservative Al-Nour Party was second with 25 percent, or 125 seats.
The Salafi Al-Nour, which was initially the biggest surprise of the vote, wants to impose strict Islamic law in Egypt, while the more moderate Brotherhood, the country's best-known and organized party, has said publicly that it does not seek to force its views about an appropriate Islamic lifestyle on Egyptians.
The two parties are unlikely to join forces because of ideological differences, but both have a long history of charity work in Egypt's vast poverty-stricken neighborhoods and villages, giving them a degree of legitimacy and popularity across the country in areas where newer liberal parties have yet to get a foothold.
Muslim Brotherhood lawmaker Mohammed el-Beltagi said the new parliament represents "the wish of the Egyptian people."
Yet we are continuously told by the MSM and Islamic apologists that the people want democracy and freedom.  So what is the wish of the Egyptian people?  With the MB and Salafists at 75%, then the wish is for a traditional Islamic society with sharia as the only law, and Islam as the only religion.  And this is democracy from the West's POV.  
Egypt's elections commission acknowledged that there were voting irregularities, but the vote has been hailed as the country's freest and fairest in living memory.
The liberals who spearheaded the revolt that toppled Mubarak struggled to organize and connect with a broader public in the vote, and did not fair as well as the Islamists.
The Egyptian bloc, which is headed by a party founded by Christian telecom tycoon Naguib Sawiris, said it won 9 percent of the seats in parliament. Egypt's oldest secular party, the Wafd, also won around 9 percent.
Newer parties, such as the liberal Revolution Continues Party won 2 percent, as did the Islamist Center Party, which had been banned from politics under Mubarak.
The results leave the liberal groups with little ability to maneuver in parliament, unless they choose to mobilize the street in protests or work on key issues with the dominant Islamist groups, said Mohamed Abu-Hamed, the deputy leader of the liberal Free Egyptians Party.
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