Skip to comments.How Sisi plotted to become Egypt’s president—even while Hosni Mubarak was in power
Posted on 06/01/2014 10:06:23 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Egypts new strongman drew up a blueprint for the army to seize power in case of a revolution against ex-president Hosni Mubarak as long ago as 2010, senior advisers have revealed.
Abdulfattah el-Sisi, who won 97 percent of the vote in last weeks presidential election, was little known to either Egyptians or the outside world before his swift rise to power. [ ]
Mr. Sisi was seen as Mr. (Mohammed) Morsis choice because of his well-documented religious piety. No Brotherhood supporter could have risen so high in the army, but a thesis that Mr. Sisi wrote in 2006 while on secondment to the US War College contained strongly Islamist themes, arguing that the ideal state was a pan-Islamic Caliphate, rather than a Western-style democracy.
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Al-Sisi sounds like a more charming version of Morsi. Egypt could just as easily go full Shariah under al-Sisi as anyone else.
He apparently thinks the correct form of Islam hasn’t been tried yet. Out with the bearded mullahs & MB, in with clean shaven & Shariah Lite. Status of women TBD.
Above all, smile & show the world that Arab Muslims aren’t a bunch of inbred desert savages; spare parts for your M-60 tanks come from but a single source.
If al-Sisi shakes hands with Netanyahu, then we’ll know something’s up.
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