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Muslim Brotherhood heading for surprise victory in first round of Egyptian election
The Telegraph ^ | 25 May 2012 | Richard Spencer

Posted on 05/24/2012 7:03:19 PM PDT by markomalley

First results after polls closed at 9pm last night showed Mohammed Morsi, the leader of the Brotherhood's political front, the Freedom and Justice Party, taking an early lead, seemingly confirming the group's own earlier exit polls.

Analysts stressed that the count would be long and difficult, with a formal result only due on Tuesday. But other campaigns, including that of Amr Moussa, the former Arab League secretary-general long considered the front-runner, also said Mr Morsi was ahead and at least likely to gain one of the two spots in next month's run-off.

Whether he will go on to win that run-off, and cement the Brotherhood's control of Egypt's political institutions following the FJP's victory in parliamentary elections in January, will depend on who he faces.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ayers; bhomiddleeast; codepink; dnc4ikhwan; dncintifada; dohrn; egypt; egyptmb; ikhwan; israel; mohammedmorsi; muslimbrotherhood; muslimworld; obama4ikhwan; obamaintifada; unexpected; waronterror
Gee, I am so utterly shocked at the result! Of course, THE WON had no idea this was going to happen, did he?
1 posted on 05/24/2012 7:03:23 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Surprise? I guess the penguins in Antarctica were surprised....


2 posted on 05/24/2012 7:05:22 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: markomalley

Surprise? I guess the penguins in Antarctica were surprised....


3 posted on 05/24/2012 7:05:53 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: markomalley

4 posted on 05/24/2012 7:24:59 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: markomalley

... “Unexpected”...


5 posted on 05/24/2012 7:27:23 PM PDT by fluorescence
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To: markomalley

6 posted on 05/24/2012 7:31:49 PM PDT by Right Brother
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To: markomalley

My cat could’ve predicted this outcome. Why would anyone be surprised?

If I were a Coptic Christian in Egypt, I wouls be praying that my martyrdom be quick and painless.


7 posted on 05/24/2012 7:45:20 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: markomalley

Evidently Muslim psephology has become another area like economics where the left and the media (even the British Tory media) are going to be perpetually surprised by things all FReepers expect.


8 posted on 05/24/2012 7:49:03 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: markomalley

Must have been written by the same headline writer that’s always surprised at the lack of job growth... :P


9 posted on 05/24/2012 7:54:48 PM PDT by mbennett203 ("Bulrog, a tough brute ninja who has dedicated his life to eradicating the world from hippies.")
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To: markomalley

Surpise?

Gee, we ALL saw that coming.


10 posted on 05/24/2012 7:58:59 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: markomalley

Egypt may well be Carter’s Iran.

In this case, the Military may not let the Muslim Brotherhood take power. If I recall correctly, the Egyptian Army said they would not recognize a Muslim Brotherhood government.


11 posted on 05/24/2012 7:59:50 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: markomalley

Brother Barack is totally floored with the news! He and Hitlery are wringing the paws.


12 posted on 05/24/2012 8:18:24 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Shadowstrike

Glenn Beck predicted this revived Caliphate over a year ago.

The propaganda pundits mocked him.


13 posted on 05/24/2012 8:22:44 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: markomalley

Who is surprised by this?

The first time in recorded history that the Egyptians can vote and they vote for new tyrants.....


14 posted on 05/24/2012 8:33:42 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: markomalley
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED, BARACK OBAMA!
15 posted on 05/24/2012 9:51:50 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3

16 posted on 05/24/2012 9:54:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks markomalley.


17 posted on 05/24/2012 9:54:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: markomalley

If the media said ‘as expected’ that would make Obama look bad, so.. It’s got to be a surprise that even Obama’s surprised about. /hurl


18 posted on 05/24/2012 9:54:57 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: markomalley

What’s the next headline?

Mitt Romney headed for surprise victory in UT GOP primary?

Harlem Globetrotters headed for surprise victory over Washington Generals?


19 posted on 05/24/2012 10:41:52 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: SunkenCiv

A transcript of a rally Morsi held in Cairo on May 1st:

Following are excerpts from an address made by Egyptian cleric Safwat Higazi at a rally in which he launched the presidential elections campaign for Muslim Brotherhood candidate Muhammad Mursi. The rally aired on Al-Nas TV on May 1, 2012.

Safwat Higazi : We can see how the dream of the Islamic Caliphate is being realized, Allah willing, by Dr. Muhammad Mursi and his brothers, his supporters, and his political party. We can see how the great dream, shared by us all - that of the United States of the Arabs... The United States of the Arabs will be restored, Allah willing. The United States of the Arabs will be restored by this man and his supporters.

The capital of the Caliphate - the capital of the United States of the Arabs - will be Jerusalem, Allah willing.

[...]

Ceremony leader : Mursi will liberate Gaza tomorrow.

Crowds : Mursi will liberate Gaza tomorrow.

Ceremony leader : I am an Egyptian and proud of it.

Crowds : I am an Egyptian and proud of it.

Ceremony leader : Mursi will liberate Gaza tomorrow.

Crowds : Mursi will liberate Gaza tomorrow.

Ceremony leader : Mursi will liberate Gaza tomorrow.

Crowds : Mursi will liberate Gaza tomorrow.

Ceremony leader : Say: “Allah Akbar.”

Crowds : Allah Akbar.

Ceremony leader : Say: “Allah Akbar.”

Crowds : Allah Akbar.

Ceremony leader : Say: “Allah Akbar.”

Allah Akbar.

Safwat Higazi : Our capital shall not be Cairo, Mecca, or Medina. It shall be Jerusalem, Allah willing. Our cry shall be: “Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem.” Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem.

Crowds : Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem.

Crowds : Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem.

Safwat Higazi : Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem.

Crowds : Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem.

Ceremony leader : Banish the sleep from the eyes of all Jews.

Come on, you lovers of martyrdom, you are all Hamas.

From the eyes of all Jews...

Come on, you lovers of martyrdom, you are all Hamas.

Banish the sleep from the eyes of all Jews.

Come on, you lovers of martyrdom, you are all Hamas.

Forget about the whole world, forget about all the conferences.

Brandish your weapons... Say your prayers...

Brandish your weapons... Say your prayers...

And pray to the Lord.

From the eyes of all Jews...

Come on, you lovers of martyrdom...

Banish the sleep from the eyes of all Jews.

Come on, you lovers of martyrdom, you are all Hamas.

Safwat Higazi : Indeed, all the lovers of martyrdom are Hamas. I say from this podium, from Al-Mahalla, from the heart of the Delta, the heart of Egypt, so that the whole world may hear.

We say it loud and clear: Yes, Jerusalem is our goal. We shall pray in Jerusalem, or else we shall die as martyrs on its threshold.

Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem.

Crowds : Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem.

As W would say “Heckuva job, there, Obama”

http://www.memri.org/clip_transcript/en/3431.htm


20 posted on 05/24/2012 10:49:40 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: Yehuda

Thanks Yehuda.


22 posted on 05/25/2012 4:58:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Yehuda

I’m shocked that they’re shocked. Do these people even know enough to sit down before taking a squat? What did they expect?


23 posted on 05/25/2012 7:04:11 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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