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Islamist Group Is Rising Force in a New Egypt
NY Times ^ | March 24, 2011 | Michael Slackman

Posted on 03/24/2011 9:01:59 PM PDT by americanophile

CAIRO — In post-revolutionary Egypt, where hope and confusion collide in the daily struggle to build a new nation, religion has emerged as a powerful political force, following an uprising that was based on secular ideals. The Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group once banned by the state, is at the forefront, transformed into a tacit partner with the military government that many fear will thwart fundamental changes.

It is also clear that the young, educated secular activists who initially propelled the nonideological revolution are no longer the driving political force — at least not at the moment.

As the best organized and most extensive opposition movement in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood was expected to have an edge in the contest for influence. But what surprises many is its link to a military that vilified it.

“There is evidence the Brotherhood struck some kind of a deal with the military early on,” said Elijah Zarwan, a senior analyst with the International Crisis Group. “It makes sense if you are the military — you want stability and people off the street. The Brotherhood is one address where you can go to get 100,000 people off the street.”

There is a battle consuming Egypt about the direction of its revolution, and the military council that is now running the country is sending contradictory signals. On Wednesday, the council endorsed a plan to outlaw demonstrations and sit-ins. Then, a few hours later, the public prosecutor announced that the former interior minister and other security officials would be charged in the killings of hundreds during the protests.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: barrysepicfail; crushislam; egypt; islam; islamism; islamization; islamofascism; muslimbrotherhood; obamafail
As predicted...

"“We are all worried,” said Amr Koura, 55, a television producer, reflecting the opinions of the secular minority. “The young people have no control of the revolution anymore. It was evident in the last few weeks when you saw a lot of bearded people taking charge. The youth are gone.”

1 posted on 03/24/2011 9:02:06 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: americanophile; Islaminaction; Kolokotronis; annalex; MahatmaGandu; NYer; La Lydia; AnalogReigns; ..
Islamization Ping list:


2 posted on 03/24/2011 9:02:59 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: americanophile
Same thing's about to happen next door in Libya, I'm afraid. Only worse.

Everything Obama touches

3 posted on 03/24/2011 9:03:39 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: tsowellfan

Yep.


4 posted on 03/24/2011 9:04:58 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: tsowellfan

Obama is a fecal King Midas - everything he touches turns to dung.


5 posted on 03/24/2011 9:07:44 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: americanophile
As predicted...

We here on FR knew this would happen weeks ago,

6 posted on 03/24/2011 9:07:58 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: americanophile

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.


7 posted on 03/24/2011 9:07:58 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Yep.


8 posted on 03/24/2011 9:14:39 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: americanophile
Actually I think I know what is fueling ME revolts. It's not dictators, religion, jews, or shia / sunni conflicts.

It's rising food costs and inflation. Wheat, corn, soybeans, cooking oil, and fuel have seen 300 to 400 percent rises in cost.

These are soon to be food riots and people in power are jockeying for position.

9 posted on 03/24/2011 9:15:28 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Army Air Corps

Such a perfect description of our homosexual, muzzie, marxist king.


10 posted on 03/24/2011 9:20:55 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: americanophile

“As predicted...”

The wise among us did predict that. The others were living a dream.

From the story: “The young people have no control of the revolution anymore. It was evident in the last few weeks when you saw a lot of bearded people taking charge. The youth are gone.”

Almost EXACTLY what Kadaffi said when he blamed Libya’s protests on the “bearded ones”...anyone expecting a Thomas Jefferson-Ali to emerge from all this is DREAMING.


11 posted on 03/24/2011 9:21:44 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: BobL
"One day you'll wake up and you will find out that you were supporting the wrong people"

-Saif al-Islam Qaddafi

12 posted on 03/24/2011 9:23:54 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

Most of us knew that most of middle east will be consumed and resemble Iran. Israel will fall and America may not be far behind. King Obama is destroy our military and our economy. King Obama is a traitor.


13 posted on 03/24/2011 9:30:36 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: americanophile
The Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group once banned by the state, is at the forefront, transformed into a tacit partner with the military government that many fear will thwart fundamental changes.

What a surprise! Who knew? No one could have predicted! I'm shocked...dumbfounded even! There was no way to know! Totally unexpected. Couldn't have guessed. An unforeseen turn of events...unprecedented...

14 posted on 03/24/2011 9:31:15 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: americanophile

The “young people” never had control of anything. They were the controllee not the controller.

This is one message that needs to get out to the “young people”.

They’re young, they potentially could live a long life; they need to be reminded that for them, America=life, islam=death.


15 posted on 03/24/2011 9:37:26 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (Huguenot)
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To: americanophile

Shocker!


16 posted on 03/24/2011 9:37:41 PM PDT by Just A Nobody
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To: americanophile
Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Bahrain, Algeria, Pakistan = MB Caliphate surrounding Israel.

Obama, Russia, China = Communists surrounding us.

UN on our soil = Anti-American New World Order bunch.

Soros' Open Society groups and fronts, CPUSA, SEIU, ACORN, ACLU, Union thugs (Trumka, Stern, Lerner) and all the One Nation groups = The Enemy Within.

We need to elect a very conservative President and Congress on November 6, 2012 if our Sacred Republic is going to survive. Even then, it's going to be a long fight.

17 posted on 03/24/2011 9:57:28 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Art in Idaho

Yep!


18 posted on 03/24/2011 9:59:34 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

ping


19 posted on 03/24/2011 10:01:30 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: americanophile
Clearly, when an enemy secretly lays out its strategic plans as to how it intends to defeat us, and we learn of the tactics it will use before they can be employed, it provides us with an enormous opportunity to deny that enemy success by countering its strategy.

The Muslim Brotherhood explained in an internal memorandum that their work in the United States was as a 'grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within.' The Brotherhood said its tactic would be 'sabotage.'

The 1991 memorandum elaborates that every city should have an 'axis' and 'perimeter' from which this jihad-by-sabotage strategy is headquartered. That axis will be known as 'the Islamic Center.' Islamic centers are to become 'the 'base' for our rise, the memo says. They are to be the focal point of education, preparation, and the 'supply of our battalions.' Battalions are small cells of fighters. In Muslim Brotherhood ideology it is assumed that, at a certain mature point, when Muslim forces are strong enough, violent jihad will be effective. And Islamists prepare for it. Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, the spiritual guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, has proclaimed that 'dawa', the stealth form of jihad, is the method by which Islam will 'conquer America' and 'conquer Europe.'

The Saudis have been underwriting the Brotherhood's dawa efforts for decades.

Barry must be thrilled.

Where is Waldo-2sm
A National Embarrassment

20 posted on 03/24/2011 10:08:33 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: americanophile
Where have all the flowers gone?

Long time passing

Where have all the flowers gone?

Long time ago

Where have all the flowers gone?

Girls have picked them every one

When will they ever learn?

When will they ever learn?

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE

words and music by Pete Seeger

21 posted on 03/24/2011 10:22:31 PM PDT by Heuristic Hiker
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To: BobP

True.


22 posted on 03/24/2011 10:26:32 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

Only to NYSlimes is this news or a surprise!!

Anyone with half a brain saw this coming. And the same will happen to Libya and Yemen and elsewhere these so-called “democratic” revolutions are taking place.


23 posted on 03/24/2011 11:07:07 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: americanophile
We are all worried,” said Amr Koura, 55, a television producer, reflecting the opinions of the secular minority.

So the secular minority is worried, the Coptic Christians are worried, but Obama knew what he was doing to toss Mubarak under the bus?

Obama's sure we're backing the right people in Libya, right? Gaddafi's son says we'll regret having backed the wrong side if the rebels win. We've seen the press talk to Libyan rebels who went to Iraq to attack the Americans. My confidence in this president's handling of foreign policy has reached a new low.

24 posted on 03/25/2011 12:24:36 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: americanophile

"Do I really have to say it?"

25 posted on 03/25/2011 12:28:57 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (It's good to know by removing the effects of food and fuel inflation, my paycheck won't suffer.../s)
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To: americanophile

I guess the NYSlimes has this under “ Breaking News’

They are shocked! Shocked! that Islamization is going on in Egypt. Wait ‘til they get the news about Tunisia, Libya, Syria etc. Looks like their mythic Arab Spring was rained out by old men in beards.


26 posted on 03/25/2011 12:35:26 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Heuristic Hiker

Pete Seeger the lifelong Commie who glorifies Castro, Soviet Russia, Chavez and Obama? Not to mention Arafat & the “Palestinians”


27 posted on 03/25/2011 12:43:30 AM PDT by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: americanophile

Wow, this is so unexpected.


28 posted on 03/25/2011 12:52:42 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: tsowellfan

Think about it, he won’t lift a finger for the middle east, but bring the African continent into it and . . . .


29 posted on 03/25/2011 3:25:01 AM PDT by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: Logical me

Why do people seem to always discount Israel?


30 posted on 03/25/2011 3:27:21 AM PDT by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: Art in Idaho
"We need to elect a very conservative President and Congress on November 6, 2012 if our Sacred Republic is going to survive. Even then, it's going to be a long fight."

I honestly don't think we have that long before it all blows up. It has taken what, three months for the power base of North Africa to flip?

31 posted on 03/25/2011 3:30:15 AM PDT by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: americanophile

The West is guilty of willful blindness and or abject stupidity.

Either way Egypt is heading for Islamist hell.


32 posted on 03/25/2011 7:48:07 AM PDT by dervish (“They consulted the Arab League and the UN. They did not consult the United States Congress")
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To: mazda77
I honestly don't think we have that long before it all blows up. It has taken what, three months for the power base of North Africa to flip?

Yes, and now Beck had the video of this Lerner guy talking about an uproar here in May. November 6, 2012 seems a long way off. . .

33 posted on 03/25/2011 8:01:12 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Art in Idaho

Art,

By the grace of God, we found out about this Lerner character and can deal with him in whatever means he hopes to pull of his mad-hatter scheme. What has my antenna tingling is what is happening in and around the Med. Yamamoto knew the folly of trying to take on this country in a shooting war.

Isn’t it amazing leftists are so emboldened by the Post Turtle attaining office that their arrogance will be their undoing, not by the government, but by the good people all over this country. Only liberals and progressives believe the economy is a zero-sum game. Let them have their game, we are not playing on the same board.


34 posted on 03/25/2011 8:55:43 AM PDT by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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Isn’t it amazing leftists are so emboldened by the Post Turtle attaining office that their arrogance will be their undoing, not by the government, but by the good people all over this country.

The sleeping giant is indeed awake.

Check this out: A New Dawn Rises

35 posted on 03/25/2011 9:49:54 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: americanophile

Wonder what happens with the large amount of foreign aid we have sent and continue to send to fund the army.


36 posted on 03/25/2011 9:50:43 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: americanophile
The NYT wakes up to the fact that it's not a Facebook revolution anymore.

The “world's best journalists” finally notice.

Also notice that the editors of the Times can't quite bring themselves to name the Muslim Brotherhood in the title of the article.

That really would be asking too much.

The smug stupidity of these people is really astonishing.

37 posted on 03/25/2011 10:17:49 AM PDT by mojito
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To: OB1kNOb

;)


38 posted on 03/25/2011 12:04:30 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: Art in Idaho

Excellent, thanks. Just forwarded it on to the First Coast Tea Party.


39 posted on 03/25/2011 2:18:11 PM PDT by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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