The Looming Dark Ages in Egypt That Obama Helped Foster
Pharaoh Morsi has taken a dictator's throne in his recent power-grab. This understandably has alarmed Egyptians, and once again they have taken to the streets in protest, fearful of decades ahead under the Muslim Brotherhood's rule of Sharia Law...
This is also a warning, they claim, of what may happen across the Middle East. The era of the Muslim Brotherhood appears to have arrived. President Obama has hailed the Brotherhood's President Mohammed Morsi as a pragmatist who helped end the Gaza crisis. Egyptians here think the Brotherhood has conned Washington, just like it conned them.
"President Obama is supporting a terrorist," a man told me amid chants of "Leave! Leave!" in Tahrir Square and "Down, down with the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader." Before, it was "Down, down with Mubarak."
So what to do about those unsightly angry Egyptians shouting in the face of this newly elected democracy? Well, the Pharaoh's party, the Muslim Brotherhood, is reportedly paying gangs to rape the female demonstrators and beat the males in the street.
For awhile the Egyptian military held a stand-off like support for the protests, but it appears the Islamist Pharaoh has struck a deal with the military in an hasty draft of a new constitution based in Sharia Law...
Yesterday, Obama-approved Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi declared that he would have a referendum on December 15 to greenlight the newly rammed-through draft constitution that enshrines Shariah law in Egypt. Morsi has bought the support of the military via the new constitution, which prevents the military from having any civilian oversight, and allows the military to prosecute civilians.
Now Muslim Brotherhood protesters have shut down the Egyptian Supreme Court, forcing them to postpone their ruling on the legitimacy of the constitutional assembly that originally ratified the new constitution.
The Egypt judges are refusing to oversee the Morsi referendum.
And then there is this from Andrew G. Bostom at American Thinker...
Theodore Roosevelt penned these remarkably prescient words in a 1911 letter to his longtime correspondent and friend, Sir George Otto Trevelyan, reflecting upon Roosevelt's post-presidency visit to Cairo, Egypt, the previous year.
The real strength of the Nationalist movement in Egypt ... lay not with these Levantines of the café but with the mass of practically unchanged bigoted Moslems to whom the movement meant driving out the foreigner, plundering and slaying the local Christian, and a return to all the violence and corruption which festered under the old-style Moslem rule, whether Asiatic or African.
Roosevelt's concerns about the recrudescence of "old-style Moslem rule" -- that is, a totalitarian sharia (Islamic law) not reshaped or constrained by Western law, may now be fully realized a century later.
Less than two years after the forced abdication of Egyptian President Mubarak, we appear to be witnessing the ultimate triumph of the electoral ascendancy of vox populi, mainstream Egyptian Islamic parties -- and most prominently, the Muslim Brotherhood. Muhammad Morsi, the Brotherhood's freely elected presidential candidate, has successfully outmaneuvered a minority coalition of secular-leaning Muslims, and Christians, to orchestrate the passage of a more robustly sharia-complaint Egyptian constitution.
Given President Obama's repeated admonitions (as reported here and here) that Mubarak relinquish power, immediately, during early February 2011, this prior Tuesday, May 19, 2009 confidential assessment of Mubarak by then-U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Margaret Scobey raises profound questions about U.S. actions which facilitated his removal, and the subsequent triumph of Egypt's sharia supremacists.
So, while we have been told, for the better part of the last twelve years, that the radical Islamists are a small minority within the Muslim population around the world, we now see that minority is taking a strong foothold in the Middle East and the Arab region over the Muslim populations therein, especially in what had been a decent ally in Egypt. The Obama administration has done everything it could to erase the face and name of the enemy threat that attacked us, and that still exists. We are appeasing and apologizing. Just look at how painstakingly hard this administration has, and is, fighting the admission that the attack on our embassy in Benghazi that resulted in the first death of an American ambassador in over thirty years, and three other Americans, was a terror attack. The question is, "Why?"