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Cairo protesters erupt in celebration (Now comes the hard part of re-forming a government)
CNN Politics ^ | 02/11/2011

Posted on 02/11/2011 9:06:46 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Demonstrations that began with quiet determination on the Internet more than three weeks ago erupted into riotous jubilation Friday evening, moments after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced he would step aside.

Protesters swarmed army tanks that had been deployed to keep order, banged drums, blew whistles and frantically waved the Egyptian flag in celebration. They danced in circles and chanted.

Two men dropped to their knees and began to pray as soon as the news was announced.

"Freedom!" crowds chanted outside the white carved walls of the presidential palace.

"God is great," they shouted in Tahrir Square.

The reaction was quick to pour in across some of the same social networking sites that Egyptians used to help organize the historic protests.

"Egypt -- you are a shining light," one Twitter user posted in congratulations.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cairo; egypt; mubarak; resignation
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1 posted on 02/11/2011 9:06:51 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 02/11/2011 9:07:54 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: SeekAndFind

Now comes the Muslum Brotherhood and their sharia law, all because Ozombie wants it that way.

barf


3 posted on 02/11/2011 9:08:19 AM PST by TruthConquers ( Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Freedom!" crowds chanted outside the white carved walls of the presidential palace.

You'd better be ready to fight for it, then.

Because similar situations in other countries in the region certainly haven't exactly resulted in "freedom."

4 posted on 02/11/2011 9:09:28 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: BenLurkin

Obama is going to make a statement sure to encourage the same elsewhere.


5 posted on 02/11/2011 9:10:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Allegra

I don’t think sharia law would sit well with the Egyptian youth. Lets not get carried away here.


6 posted on 02/11/2011 9:11:36 AM PST by WisemanRAX
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To: SeekAndFind
""""Demonstrations that began with quiet determination"""

Wonder if this would work for us to get Obama to step down?

To think the Liberal Dems and Media think the demonstrations in Egypt was OK, but they object to Quiet, Tame, grass roots American Tea Party. Unbelievable, no, sadly it is believable.

7 posted on 02/11/2011 9:13:48 AM PST by annieokie
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To: TruthConquers

Obama and the IMF will be there soon with aid for the Obama Brotherhood.


8 posted on 02/11/2011 9:14:06 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: TruthConquers

Obama and the IMF will be there soon with aid for the Obama Brotherhood.


9 posted on 02/11/2011 9:14:22 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: TruthConquers

Obama and the IMF will be there soon with aid for the Obama Brotherhood.


10 posted on 02/11/2011 9:14:22 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: TruthConquers

Obama and the IMF will be there soon with aid for the Obama Brotherhood.


11 posted on 02/11/2011 9:14:35 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Allegra

If I was a betting man,I would bet that after the dust settles that the muslim brotherhood will be in charge. It may take 6 months or it may take a while longer.


12 posted on 02/11/2011 9:15:21 AM PST by sport
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To: TruthConquers
I am afraid that you are right, the Muslim Brotherhood is the best organized. All the useful idiots think that they are working to form a democracy, but in the end the Brotherhood will steal Egypt and form an Islamic Dictatorship. The irony is that in 5 years the masses will long for the Mubarak regime.
13 posted on 02/11/2011 9:15:28 AM PST by 2001convSVT (That Beck guy was right about gold, too.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Freedom don’t come easy. Ask the Founding Father’s of this country or better yet the people of Iraq.


14 posted on 02/11/2011 9:15:55 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: WisemanRAX
I don’t think sharia law would sit well with the Egyptian youth.

It doesn't sell well with the Iranian youth, either.

Why are you getting carried away? Are you going drama queen about something? Calm down. You're probably much farther from it than I am.

15 posted on 02/11/2011 9:16:07 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: annieokie
Wonder if this would work for us to get Obama to step down?

Patience my friend. The reason why the USA is not like most other countries is we have a way of making someone like Obama step down without having to go the Egyptian or Arab route -- IT's CALLED THE CONSTITUTION and it worked for us for over 230 years.
16 posted on 02/11/2011 9:16:14 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: screaminsunshine

Obama and the IMF will be there soon with aid for the Obama Brotherhood.


For sure.


17 posted on 02/11/2011 9:16:41 AM PST by unkus
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To: Allegra

...I got a hunch that that within a couple of years they’ll be wishing they had Mubarak back.


18 posted on 02/11/2011 9:18:58 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: sport
If I was a betting man,I would bet that after the dust settles that the muslim brotherhood will be in charge. It may take 6 months or it may take a while longer.

Judging by relatively recent history in the region, I'd say that's a pretty valid bet.

19 posted on 02/11/2011 9:19:02 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: WisemanRAX

The latest poll shows 71% of Egyptians want Sharia law.


20 posted on 02/11/2011 9:19:50 AM PST by Benchim
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To: screaminsunshine

I hate that when that happen!!!


21 posted on 02/11/2011 9:19:50 AM PST by TruthConquers ( Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: 2001convSVT

The real question is “When will Ozombie try to do this here?”

Before 2012?
He must be stopped.


22 posted on 02/11/2011 9:21:26 AM PST by TruthConquers ( Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: SeekAndFind

So, the Muslim Brotherhood/Obama-engineered coup d’etat has succeeded.

What a shameful day for America.

I’m sure other allies are scared spitless.

Or, maybe they should be referred to henceforth as “former allies.”

Maybe now we’re allied with Iran and Syria. Part of the new, much more potent Axis of Evil.


23 posted on 02/11/2011 9:22:44 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Ban abortion NOW.)
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To: Benchim

Can you give a link to your source citing that poll including the number of people polled?


24 posted on 02/11/2011 9:24:43 AM PST by WisemanRAX
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To: SeekAndFind

True enough.

The constitution can be a pain in the ass sometimes but I’m not willing to sacrifice it to get rid of Obama.


25 posted on 02/11/2011 9:25:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Maybe we can give 0bama to Egypt?


26 posted on 02/11/2011 9:30:01 AM PST by bicyclerepair ( Ft. Lauderdale Florida)
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To: SeekAndFind

They’re ringing the bells now ... they’ll be wringing their hands soon enough.


27 posted on 02/11/2011 9:36:07 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey, what can go wrong? After all, the new military leader of Egypt and our own President have the same middle name! :)


28 posted on 02/11/2011 9:36:53 AM PST by TonyInOhio ( Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A secular Ahmed Zewail for President of Egypt .. not that incompetent fool Mohamed El Baradei!!


29 posted on 02/11/2011 9:37:06 AM PST by warpvector
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To: SeekAndFind
After it's all said and done the people there could find themselves with a Muslim Theocracy which would make them worse off than they were.
The Clerics would certainly attempt to turn the clock back to the 6th Century with their barbaric interpretation of the Koran.
Now if that happens what will U.S. Policy be????????????/
30 posted on 02/11/2011 9:40:35 AM PST by Captain Peter Blood (.)
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To: WisemanRAX

“”I don’t think sharia law would sit well with the Egyptian youth. Lets not get carried away here.””

Due to the nature of Islamist movements and taking into consideration what Allegra actually said...your point is what? They damn well better be ready to shed blood becaus the MB is ready to.


31 posted on 02/11/2011 9:41:35 AM PST by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Benchim

I wonder what the polling methodology is in a country like Egypt? Is it even accurate? It’s not like here where you have a phone book, lots of land line phones and polling data that is fairly reliable.


32 posted on 02/11/2011 9:44:07 AM PST by Captain Peter Blood (.)
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To: WisemanRAX

I don’t think sharia law would sit well with the Egyptian youth. Lets not get carried away here.


A recent poll by Pew Research Center showed some 85% of muslims in Egypt want sharia as the law of the land. And they’re going to get it.


33 posted on 02/11/2011 9:44:40 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: ScottinVA

How many people were polled?


34 posted on 02/11/2011 9:48:02 AM PST by WisemanRAX
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To: ScottinVA

People tend to think that ‘freedom’ doesn’t mean the freedom to choose sharia. If they use ‘freedom’ to choose slavery and servitude , what then?


35 posted on 02/11/2011 9:51:53 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Are you sure that the video isn’t file footage of celebrations after the twin towers fell?


36 posted on 02/11/2011 10:06:58 AM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
We will see tens of thousands die... radical islam will seize power and sharia law implemented... it may play out in time but it will happen.

LLS

37 posted on 02/11/2011 10:07:44 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: WisemanRAX; Allegra

You need to educate yourself... Rush read a new pew poll of Egyptians... 82% hate America... they want sharia law... just find it and read it.

LLS


38 posted on 02/11/2011 10:09:16 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: Benchim

82% hate America.

LLS


39 posted on 02/11/2011 10:14:11 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

You need to understand that showing percentages means nothing in poll. We need to know how many people were polled in order for it to be statistically significant. For instance if a clinical trial of a drug for a disease was conducted on 10 patients and 8 of them were cured can you really then say that this drug will help 80% of the time people use it? You should take statistics.


40 posted on 02/11/2011 10:15:39 AM PST by WisemanRAX
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SOURCE: http://thewestislamandsharia.blogspot.com/2011/02/pew-poll-whats-coming-to-egypt-islam.html

Many of us, who treasure liberty and democracy, are thrilled by the ongoing people’s revolution on the streets of Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen and other Middle Eastern nations, headed by dictatorial regimes that are friendly toward the infidel world (in Iran and Gaza, no such protests).

The following facts, gathered by a Pew Survey, should worry us as much as thrilled are the revolutionaries.

According to a recent Pew survey (April - May 2010) reported by Reuters:

20% percent had a favourable view of Al-Qaeda
18% had confidence in Osama bin Laden (though it has fallen from 27% a few years ago
Also,

49% are favorable of Hamas
30% are favorable of Hezbollah
On Islamic punishments:

54% wants segregation of men and women in workplace
82% wants adulterers be stoned
84% wants death penalty for apostates from Islam
77% favors flogging or amputation of the hands of thieves
On the preferred system of governance:

59% preferred democracy to any other kind of government.
22% said a non-democratic system be preferable in certain circumstances.

Above facts may give us an inkling to at least a part of the people’s discontent against the reigning dictators, who tries to maintain friendly relations with infidel nations and even show their inclination toward recognizing Israel.

People certainly wants democracy, and they will probably get it -— in terms of putting the next government in power.

What would come subsequently remains to be seen, although it seems all too clear already to the discerning mind.


41 posted on 02/11/2011 10:16:55 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: WisemanRAX

RUSH LIMBAUGH, PEW POLLING and the below link referencing this new Pew Poll:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/02/10/muslim-brotherhood-win/


42 posted on 02/11/2011 10:17:01 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I don’t see the number of people that were polled.


43 posted on 02/11/2011 10:19:50 AM PST by WisemanRAX
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To: WisemanRAX

Educate yourself

“Rul... 11 FebPosted by
Joe Rock

Category PoliticsReligion
Egyptians Hate America and Want Islamic Rule

In July of last year, the University of Maryland commissioned Zogby to poll the people of Egypt. Here are a few of their findings:

•85% of Egyptians hold an unfavorable attitude toward the U.S.
•87% of Egyptians have no confidence in the U.S.
•92% of Egyptians believe the U.S. is one of two nations that is the greatest threat to them (the other nation the Egyptian people hate is Israel)
•52% of Egyptians hold an unfavorable opinion of American people
•65% of Egyptians believe that Islamic clergy must play a greater role in the Egyptian political system
•79% percent of Egyptians believe that it would be positive if Iran is able to acquire nuclear weapons
The Zogby poll results back up a similar project conducted by Pew in April and May of last year. Among Egyptian Muslims polled, 85% felt that Islam’s role in politics was a positive one. In a struggle between modernizers and Islamist fundamentalists, 59% of Egyptians who foresaw such a conflict stated they would side with the Islamists, while only 27% stated that they would side with the modernizers.

Another Pew poll last June revealed that only 17% of Egyptians hold a favorable view of the United States, while 20% hold a favorable view of suicide bombing. Yes dear readers, Egyptians like suicide bombing more than they like you.

Pew also revealed that 82% of Egyptian Muslims support stoning human beings to death for having sex outside of marriage and that 77% of Egyptian Muslims support public whippings and cutting people’s hands off for theft. In addition, a terrifying 84% of Egyptian Muslims support the death penalty for anyone who has the good sense to leave the religion of Islam.

As much as we may not like Hosni Mubarak, there are many worse people who could be in power in Egypt — and they are very likely to be in power before the end of the year. We would all like to believe that the protesters in the streets of Egypt are all fighting for freedom — but that is not what they say about themselves. By their own admission, they prefer Islamic fundamentalism to modern civilization by more than 2 to 1. They don’t want a modern democracy; they do want to murder people for having sex outside of marriage. They don’t want freedom of religion — in fact 84% of them want to establish the death penalty for it.

What does this sound like? It sounds a whole lot like Iran in 1979. Westerners with common sense should be leaving Egypt as quickly as possible, with no plans to ever return. We would like to hope for the best, but we must plan for the worst.”

http://www.fortliberty.org/egyptians-hate-america-and-want-islamic-rule.html

LLS


44 posted on 02/11/2011 10:21:51 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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You need to educate yourself... Rush read a new pew poll of Egyptians... 82% hate America... they want sharia law... just find it and read it.

WisemanRAX was so anxious to come across as an internet tough guy that he really didn't even respond to what my post really said.

I guess "Wiseman" thinks once you remove a ruler, freedom just drops from the sky.

You're right, LLS...he needs to educate himself before he gets carried away. It only takes a passing knowledge of the general culture in the region and a look at similar events over the past few decades to be able to make a fairly safe assessment.

There's only one nation in the Middle East that has attained "freedom" in the past few years, and that ain't set in stone yet.

45 posted on 02/11/2011 10:36:57 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: WisemanRAX

I searched ALL of Pew Research’s web site... I can find plenty of stats but no numbers... I suggest YOU email them at info@pewglobal.org

LLS


46 posted on 02/11/2011 10:42:11 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: Allegra; WisemanRAX

Allegra is THE AUTHORITY... she has been in Iraq since right after the invasion... she knows first hand... she is the authority on that part of the world... here on FR. I’d believe anything that Allegra says without question... TRUST is earned... and she has earned hers in spades!

LLS


47 posted on 02/11/2011 10:48:44 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: WisemanRAX
You are delusional... your worship of math is coloring your perceptions... islam cannot be explained by stats... they are a death cult based on evil, deception, mysticism and satan. You can “figure” all you want... we all know that liars can figure and figures can lie... but then we do have the statements from the rioters in Egypt... and not one has been pro western... and "freedom" to any muslim is freedom to be controlled and dominated by islam. Turkey is a prime example... 13 centuries warring with these demons has taught us nothing... because people like you still want to believe that muslims are just like us... they are not... and they will NEVER be like us... they hate everything we are and stand for... including LIBERTY! Their koran and haddith demand that.

LLS

48 posted on 02/11/2011 10:59:59 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Thanks, FRiend. :)

I don't know that I'm an authority, but I do call 'em like I see 'em.

I'm not on the 50-yardline for this one, but I'm still in the stadium.

49 posted on 02/11/2011 11:13:31 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I know that freedom doesn’t fall from the sky but I would like to point out that when polling, sample size is very important because if you poll 12 people, it’s not really significant. However, if you poll 12000, well that would be a great statistics and you can make an assumption from that. It’s not worshipping math, but just using it to say something about the world. This is the problem with polls, they never give sample sizes since they know that once people see how many in total were polled, people might become skeptical.

As far statements from rioters, it does not mean much to me as news sources (whether right or left) can selectively take out statements to form an opinion that they would like to hear and others to believe. Constantly saying that a significant amount of Egyptians hate us is not going to help your case.

Also I made a mistake when I replied to Allegra in my first post, the reply was meant towards TruthConquers.

Muslims are people like us but most who fight against us don’t understand what it means for them to be Muslim, they are constantly bombarded with propaganda about hating anything Western by clerics with an agenda that molds the minds of these people. Unfortunately, that is the way it is.


50 posted on 02/12/2011 5:38:04 AM PST by WisemanRAX
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