Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Egypt's ElBaradei: Liberals 'decimated' in vote
Associated Press ^ | Dec. 5, 2011 | SARAH EL DEEB and MARJORIE OLSTER

Posted on 12/04/2011 10:37:04 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's top reformist leader said Sunday the liberal youth behind the country's uprising have been "decimated" in parliamentary elections dominated by Islamists and expressed concern about the rise of hard-line religious elements advocating extremist ideas such as banning women from driving.

Mohamed ElBaradei, a Nobel Prize laureate and possible presidential candidate, said he hopes moderate Islamists will rein in the extremists and send a reassuring message to the world that Egypt will not go down an ultraconservative religious path.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arabspring; arabwinter; egypt; mohammedanism; mohammedans; moslems; moslemtheocracy; sharia

1 posted on 12/04/2011 10:37:09 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Arab Spring my hind end.

This will turn out badly.

Thanks, Obama.


2 posted on 12/04/2011 10:45:04 PM PST by berdie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
The only thing ElBaradei is sore about is him not being the leader of Egypt now. It's so funny that the IAEA suddenly is worried about Iran after his departure, yes? There are no moderates in Egypt, and ElBaradei knows this—and he's showed his own true jihadist colors more than once.
3 posted on 12/04/2011 10:56:50 PM PST by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
the liberal youth behind the country's uprising have been "decimated" in parliamentary elections dominated by Islamists

"Young fools...only now, at the end, do you understand"


4 posted on 12/04/2011 11:22:08 PM PST by montag813
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

ElBaradei sounds like Baghdad Bob. It’s over, thanks, Obambi.


5 posted on 12/05/2011 12:08:32 AM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Useful idiots aren’t that useful anymore.


6 posted on 12/05/2011 12:47:44 AM PST by cunning_fish
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

ElBaradei is a stooge for Iran.


7 posted on 12/05/2011 12:51:26 AM PST by Mr. Peabody
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY; cableguymn; nutmeg; Kaslin; Fred; Paleo Conservative; Kevmo; 2ndDivisionVet; ...
Often in our self-perceived vocation as the torch-bearers of freedom and democracy, we tend to lose sight not only of the limited power of politically engineered change in an Islamic country such as Egypt, but of that simple truism that no society can ever live outside the parameters of its basic ideology.

If we truly wished to free these oppressed people then we would need to defeat that very thing that enslaves them.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

8 posted on 12/05/2011 1:14:42 AM PST by expatguy (The Expat Needs Beer Money - Cough Up!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
To El Baradei:

You sowed it.

Now reap it.

And by the way, Go to Hell.

9 posted on 12/05/2011 1:54:00 AM PST by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: expatguy

While I haven’t stayed up-to-date with Ann Coulter lately I did like her comment back in 2001. Something to the effect of “Invade their countries, kill the leaders, convert them to Christianity”.


10 posted on 12/05/2011 2:05:22 AM PST by 21twelve
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY
he hopes moderate Islamists will rein in the extremists and send a reassuring message to the world that Egypt will not go down an ultraconservative religious path

Good luck with that.

11 posted on 12/05/2011 2:38:06 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 21twelve

“Something to the effect of “Invade their countries, kill the leaders, convert them to Christianity”.”

Sounded like a plan at the time, but since then we’ve let millions more of them into our country while they’ve stayed in the 7th century. Oddly enough, our first targets in the War On Islam were the moderates (Saddam Hussein, Quaddafi, Mubarak) while we defend the worst Islamists (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait).


12 posted on 12/05/2011 2:51:50 AM PST by kearnyirish2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Was it not enough that el Baradei gave Iran
nuclear weapons through the IAEA?

Now the IAEA will give the el Baradei nuclear weapon
to Egypt and Ikhwan.


13 posted on 12/05/2011 4:03:19 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Egypt’s economy will collapse completely within 6 months.

‘Collapse’ meaning no bread and no grain products available at any price to 70% of the population.

Between now and the collapse, the military and intelligence apparatus are actively looting the remaining stores of wealth in the country, and sending their families overseas.

Egypt will cease to exist as a modern state once the current infrastructure crumbles.

And that is the end of this story barring some Great Revival of the lost generations of Egypt’s poor and displaced.


14 posted on 12/05/2011 4:13:03 AM PST by JerseyHighlander
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Considering the large numbers of stupid and ignorant people in most mid-east Islamic countries, the events are no surprise. Or shouldn’t be a surprise.


15 posted on 12/05/2011 8:25:10 AM PST by driftless2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson