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Egyptians Hate America and Want Islamic Rule (Zogby, Pew Polling Data)
Fort Liberty ^ | Joe Rock

Posted on 02/11/2011 2:41:09 PM PST by Responsibility2nd

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

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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egypt; pollingdata
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To: Responsibility2nd

Hatred of America - It looks like the Egyptians have something in common with obama voters.

It will be interesting - in the chinese curse “may your live in interesting times” sense of the word, to see which way the Egyptian army breaks.


51 posted on 02/11/2011 3:52:16 PM PST by Big Bronson
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To: terycarl

one more thing....if Israel is ever physically threatened by Egypt...the Suez Canal and the Nile basin wouldn’t be able to handle a row boat and maybe, following the example set by the taliban blowing up those statues in Afghanistan, the sphynx and the pyramids would become so much demolition debris....sad but possible....people are fighting for their existance here


52 posted on 02/11/2011 3:58:13 PM PST by terycarl (4)
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To: Responsibility2nd

And they are mostly stupid. If America is gone the world falls into crap.


53 posted on 02/11/2011 4:05:31 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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54 posted on 02/11/2011 4:48:57 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: terycarl

one more thing....if Israel is ever physically threatened by Egypt...the Suez Canal and the Nile basin wouldn’t be able to handle a row boat and maybe, following the example set by the taliban blowing up those statues in Afghanistan, the sphynx and the pyramids would become so much demolition debris....sad but possible....people are fighting for their existance here


55 posted on 02/11/2011 4:59:09 PM PST by terycarl (4)
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To: terycarl

whoops...double posted somehow


56 posted on 02/11/2011 5:17:04 PM PST by terycarl (4)
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To: re_nortex

I wasn’t polled. I demand a recount.


57 posted on 02/11/2011 5:41:07 PM PST by HushTX (If the best defense is a good offense, it's a good thing I'm really offensive.)
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To: worst-case scenario
You don't need that many. a couple for EMP, hit major population centers and distribution networks and its game over. Lack of fuel, food, and supplies take over for those accustomed to a more modern way of living whether they know they are sustained by it or not. Only problem is that this method would work on us or any other country at this point. The more complex the system, the more fragile it becomes when the right methods are employed against it.
58 posted on 02/11/2011 6:09:10 PM PST by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: worst-case scenario
You don't need that many. A couple for EMP, hit major population centers and distribution networks and its game over. Lack of fuel, food, and supplies take over for those accustomed to a more modern way of living whether they know they are sustained by it or not. Only problem is that this method would work on us or any other country at this point. The more complex the system, the more fragile it becomes when the right methods are employed against it.
59 posted on 02/11/2011 6:09:46 PM PST by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: DarkWaters

Probably be smarter just to fry the cellphone and wireless networks, send in a couple of botnets, and end their power to communicate with anybody *anywhere.*

A bunch of guys with AK-47s, or even Stingers, aren’t going to be able to foment much “worldwide jihad” when they are stuck in caves or tents with no electricity.


60 posted on 02/11/2011 9:03:56 PM PST by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Thanks for the thread. Incredible numbers.

I’ve been looking ove an article by memri which discusses anti-us views during these events:

The columnists also criticized the U.S.’s confused reaction to Egyptian protests, saying that although America’s goal had been to win favor with the protesters and to keep Egypt in the U.S. camp, its reaction had achieved the opposite effect: it had enraged the Egyptians and caused America to lose its allies.

http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/4995.htm


61 posted on 02/12/2011 2:51:00 PM PST by HollyB
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“The American administration should not have been confounded by the intifada of the Egyptian youth. One would expect a [country] that has been the sole power in the world since the fall of the Soviet Union... to be capable of gauging the sentiment of the Egyptian public and of following the political trends in the most important country in the region... where it has numerous strategic and [other] essential interests... A country of this caliber should not have [demonstrated] such bewilderment. The American president should not have lost his head and cheered Dr. ElBaradei, who, after being absent from Egypt for many years, returned from Vienna in haste with the dream of being the Khomeini of the Egyptian revolution...

“Some assess that... the American president, who is striving to improve his standing ahead of the next elections... wanted to prove himself to the American voters by presenting himself as a hero [capable of] bringing reforms and democracy to the Arab Middle East without tanks and wars, and without shedding [even] a single drop of American blood, as opposed to George Bush...

“Perhaps the American president… did not anticipate that his populist, inciting statements and declarations would yield the opposite result [of what he intended]... His hasty statements did not win the favor of Egypt or its people, [but, on the contrary,] enraged them and led them to reject [his words] and all outside intervention in their domestic affairs... In light of all this, there is nothing left to say to the Americans but what ‘Abd Al-Rahman Al-Dakhil [founder of the Umayyad Emirate of Córdoba in Andalusia in eighth century CE], said when asked why the Umayyad [empire] had collapsed: ‘You abandoned your friends and lost them; you tried to curry favor with your enemies but failed to win them over.’ Naturally, at the top of the [U.S.’s] list of enemies are the Muslim Brotherhood and all those who have good, strong relations with Iran.”[4]


62 posted on 02/12/2011 2:56:17 PM PST by HollyB
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