Page 5 of 10 FirstFirst ... 34567 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 50 of 98

Thread: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

  1. #41
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Last Seen
    03-24-18 @ 04:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Liberal
    Posts
    15,253

    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    You would be amazed at how little the Arabs think about Israel unless there is an attack on Lebanon or some new abuse of the Palestinians.

    Who is ignorant???
    The Arab Street is incredibly ignorant. That isn't even debatable.

  2. #42
    Professor
    Kane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Last Seen
    05-31-18 @ 08:21 AM
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    1,669

    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    The Arab Spring is just a new name for the war on terror. John McCain boasts about the endgame. Obama is nothing except a NeoCon in sheeps clothing.

    "US Senator John McCain, chairmen of the International Republican Institute, an organization dedicated to fomenting extraterritorial seditious unrest and revolution throughout the world, openly said of the unrest his IRI had helped fund starting in Egypt, ravaging Libya, and now consuming Syria, "I would be a little less cocky in the Kremlin with my KGB cronies today if I were Vladimir Putin. I would be a little less secure in the seaside resort [of] President Hu and a few men who govern and decide the fate of 1.3 billion people."

    Land Destroyer: JP Blabs Truth About Western Stance Toward Syria: To Weaken Iran
    Last edited by Kane; 02-11-12 at 08:32 PM.

  3. #43
    Sage
    j-mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 03:45 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    33,529

    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by Inclop4.5 View Post
    I am half Egyptian and I visited Cairo a few weeks ago. I had the opportunity to have a great insight in the way the people there think, and especially what's going on there... My dad voted for the Liberty Party, and so did many people in his neighbourhood. The truth is, the Muslim Brotherhood has most support in the countryside, where the people aren't as educated, and think of elections as an opportunity to get payed to vote for a certain party. The second Mubarak left, the MB went to these "poor" farmers and started advertising their party as being the right way forward for Egypt. As the MB is the only party that has been around for hundreds of years and has a lot of charity work, the people are already accustomed to them. This results in people voting for what they know... You can't expect people to vote for something that's only been around for a few months. As i was driving through Cairo's chaotic traffic, i saw a modern-looking shop with a great lot of people inside. I asked the driver what it was, and he said it was a new shop the MB had established that sells items extra-cheap, bought of local Egyptian producers. This is the reason why the MB is so successful, it responds to the basic needs of the people which is cheap clothing items etc. In my opinion, it will take approximately 8 years until the entire country is educated on democracy, and true democratic votes can be held.
    The Liberty Party my dad voted for, obtained approximately 8.9%. This in my opinion, is good, as now nothing can be kept secrete from the public or at least nothing that happens in parliament.

    Man, that is truly a shame, I am sorry for your father having to go through this. But isn't it amazing, that the way the MB 'buy's' votes there, by targeting the poor, uneducated, and plying them with freebies, and promises of better things to come, sound strikingly familiar to that of democrat/progressives over here....I guess minds like that think alike.


    j-mac
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  4. #44
    Sage
    AdamT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    02-13-13 @ 03:09 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    17,773

    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Just out of curiousity, what does being 'moderate by Middle East standards' actually mean? That they'd rather bleed Israel to death with terrorist attacks and rocket launches than actually engage in all out war?
    In a nutshell: The Moderate Muslim Brotherhood | Foreign Affairs

  5. #45
    Sage
    j-mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 03:45 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    33,529

    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post

    Oh yes, they are so moderate....They only want caliphate....

    Muslim Brotherhood text reveals scope of r... JPost - Middle East


    j-mac
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  6. #46
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    08-09-13 @ 07:14 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    11,600

    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    The Arab Street is incredibly ignorant. That isn't even debatable.
    What is your experience concerning the Arab street?

  7. #47
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    08-09-13 @ 07:14 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    11,600

    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh yes, they are so moderate....They only want caliphate....

    Muslim Brotherhood text reveals scope of r... JPost - Middle East


    j-mac
    There will never be another Caliphate unless it is an honorarium.. The Arab states each have their own interests.. Its not a problem that you should worry about.

  8. #48
    Sage
    j-mac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 03:45 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    33,529

    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    There will never be another Caliphate unless it is an honorarium.. The Arab states each have their own interests.. Its not a problem that you should worry about.
    And your background to make such a statement is?


    j-mac
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

    Alexis de Tocqueville

  9. #49
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    08-09-13 @ 07:14 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    11,600

    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    And your background to make such a statement is?


    j-mac
    Decades of experience in the Arab world and a long memory..

    The last guy who declared himself Caliph was chased off the Arabian Peninsula two weeks later.

  10. #50
    User
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Marbella, Spain
    Last Seen
    08-21-14 @ 04:50 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    46

    Re: Egypt's Brotherhood says it should govern

    My father lives in Germany and as he is a doctor, he is actually right now sending medical aid to protestors in Tahrir square. Funnily enough, a minor political party actually asked him if he wanted to run for presidency. He and most Egyptians look incredibly optimistic into the future. When the curfews were in power, my grandfather had no idea what they were about (he is 96) and he went out the house past 9 p.m. The police threatened to beat him if he didnt go back inside, he was very confused untill a group of young men came and helped him along. They escorted him to his appartment, whilst engaging in a fight with the police. I think the Egyptians accomplished something amazing, and the feeling of national unity is greater than ever before. As i said, in 8 years or so the people will know that they are free and that they have nothing more to fear. Untill then, the people wont let themselves be repressed furhter, for they learnt one thing... Even the most ruthless leaders can be overthrown.
    "An empty stomach is not a good political adviser."
    Albert Einstein

Page 5 of 10 FirstFirst ... 34567 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •