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NYT: Surprisingly, the Muslim Brotherhood appears to have seized the Egyptian revolution
HotAir ^ | March 25, 2011 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 03/25/2011 1:09:46 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

You don’t say! This must come as quite a shock to certain experts who assured us that the Ikhwan was a mostly secular movement. Even some hard-nosed realists might find themselves a bit surprised at how quickly the nature of the Egyptian revolution changed after Hosni Mubarak fled:

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.


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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egypt; ikhwan; islamism; jihad; muslimbrotherhood; sharia; unexpected
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1 posted on 03/25/2011 1:09:48 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

bump


2 posted on 03/25/2011 1:11:08 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m shocked.


3 posted on 03/25/2011 1:11:13 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: lacrew

Thank God I was sitting down when I read that.

/s


4 posted on 03/25/2011 1:12:35 PM PDT by Salamander (I think I need some rest......but sleepin' don't come very easy in a straight white vest.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Man that is so racist!


5 posted on 03/25/2011 1:12:42 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Two Million Egyptians Chant Death to Israel

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/02/23/two-million-egyptians-chant-death-to-israel/


6 posted on 03/25/2011 1:12:48 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Now Obama has his very own Iran, and he did it in two years.

I’d say it was the height of incompetence, except for I have the nasty feeling he planned it that way. After all, now America “doesn’t matter anymore”.

The libs in this country have no idea what hell is coming their way. They’ve cried havoc and let loose the dogs of war.


7 posted on 03/25/2011 1:13:19 PM 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: rightwingintelligentsia

No way!

Say it isn’t so! That was simply “unpredictable!”


8 posted on 03/25/2011 1:13:22 PM PDT by Red6
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

America has got a new enemy. Unions have got a new friend. It’s a “solidarity” thing with the “brotherhoods”.


9 posted on 03/25/2011 1:13:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The problem with America is that not many Americans live here anymore.)
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To: F15Eagle

***Forever Mired in islam Alert***


10 posted on 03/25/2011 1:13:58 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Hey majority rules in a democracy. Puppets are in danger.


11 posted on 03/25/2011 1:14:38 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

How many FReepers saw this coming from the very beginning?

Most of us.


12 posted on 03/25/2011 1:15:05 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This was crystal-clear from the beginning.
Only those who support islamism — like Barack Hussein — would have ever denied or wondered otherwise.


13 posted on 03/25/2011 1:15:10 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: Red6

Don’t worry. They don’t know how to drive Abrams Tanks. /s


14 posted on 03/25/2011 1:15:14 PM PDT by donozark ("Never wound a King." Machiavelli)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/obamaegypt.htm


15 posted on 03/25/2011 1:15:27 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
So wait, this isn't considered a GOOD military coup any more?
16 posted on 03/25/2011 1:16:15 PM PDT by jpf (phillies)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Muslim Brotherhood Hijacking of Egyptian Revolt, UNEXPECTED!!



LOL!


17 posted on 03/25/2011 1:17:04 PM PDT by haywoodwebb (The "Manchurian Candidate's" agenda is right on schedule . . . Black & Humble)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The Military-MB government has now banned protests I understand??


18 posted on 03/25/2011 1:17:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A new Islamic republic is born - Just F Great.


19 posted on 03/25/2011 1:18:19 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Obastard won’t quit until all the Muslim nations are ruled by Islamofascists.


20 posted on 03/25/2011 1:20:20 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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21 posted on 03/25/2011 1:21:14 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: haywoodwebb

NYT - And in other news, water unexpectedly wet!


22 posted on 03/25/2011 1:21:14 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers - Good to the last drop!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
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.

And it is ever thus.

And these "secular activists" will soon be lining up at the US Embassy, begging for their one-way visas before they are shot or put in jail. I say no - you guys started it, now you have to stay and finish it.

23 posted on 03/25/2011 1:21:14 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Inconceivable!


24 posted on 03/25/2011 1:21:18 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Wonder how long before the Cairo museum burns down.
25 posted on 03/25/2011 1:21:37 PM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yeah. Surprisingly. Not.


26 posted on 03/25/2011 1:21:58 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Salamander

Well I guess Samantha Powers is going to have her mega army to invade Israel now.
Way to go Obama,I guess Glenn Beck is the only one who has made the connection,you can see this happening right in front of your eyes. I doubt we will even have an election in 2012


27 posted on 03/25/2011 1:23:50 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Republic of Texas

28 posted on 03/25/2011 1:27:47 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

make it obamas an the democrats, seamless. this will go bad and it has to be theirs. on their watch, same with QA an libia


29 posted on 03/25/2011 1:28:13 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Surely you must be joking


30 posted on 03/25/2011 1:28:19 PM PDT by LivingNet
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

They’re surprised.

Circulation down.

I’m not surprised.


31 posted on 03/25/2011 1:29:01 PM PDT by cld51860
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Isn’t this what NATO is promoting right now in Libya — Muslim Brotherhood over Daffy? Non-Muslims fighting to spread Islam just like in the Balkans.


32 posted on 03/25/2011 1:32:38 PM PDT by 353FMG (The M1911 is mightier than the sword.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Unexpected!

Everything that happens on The Wan's watch is Unexpected.

33 posted on 03/25/2011 1:44:14 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Liberals face each dawn as if it were the beginning of the first day in human history. It never occurs to them that the reason past administrations left certain unesthetic leaders in power is that those guys were better than the alternative. So... great... now we got the alternative that administrations for decades have been able to avoid.


34 posted on 03/25/2011 1:47:54 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

and they did it without US air support. Think how much easier they will have it in Libya


35 posted on 03/25/2011 1:51:57 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Relax. Inside every al Qaeda supporter is an American struggling to get out. Democracy will turn them into a veritable assembly of George Washingtons. Or something like that...

Neo-conservatism - the triumph of hope over experience (but only in minds of neo-conservatives - in reality, experience continues to thrash hope like a red-headed stepchild).

36 posted on 03/25/2011 2:09:50 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: lacrew
"I’m shocked."

Me too. Who could have seen this coming?

37 posted on 03/25/2011 2:19:04 PM PDT by StAnDeliver ("Are you better off than you were four years ago...")
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To: Salamander

Within 8 years this planet will be involved in all out, open warfare with islam and those Countrys that are ruled by it.
islam is slaughtering Christians openly now all over the planet.
Christians will soon have to face the fact that islam seeks to destroy them and the Jews and WILL NEVER STOP.
Time for the CRUSADES to begin again


38 posted on 03/25/2011 2:23:03 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Exactly as Mubarkek predicted.


39 posted on 03/25/2011 2:25:33 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Exactly as Mubarek predicted.


40 posted on 03/25/2011 2:25:42 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

No!

You mean Muslim extremists have taken advantage of the chaos?

But DailyKos told me this wouldn’t happen!


41 posted on 03/25/2011 2:30:10 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Whats the % of Mid-Eastern Muslims who hate us? 50? 60? And the rest are too afraid to say anything for fear of execution by granite.
Why are we not distancing ourselves from every Musl!m country in the world makes absolutely no sense to me.


42 posted on 03/25/2011 2:35:08 PM PDT by No_More_Harkin
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Can’t be. The administration told us they were secular. I saw it on You Tube.


43 posted on 03/25/2011 2:35:52 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

No worries, we were reassured the Muslim Brotherhood is a largely secular organization.


44 posted on 03/25/2011 2:53:19 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Can we turn off the money spigot now?


45 posted on 03/25/2011 2:53:53 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m as shocked as a virgin in church.


46 posted on 03/25/2011 2:57:05 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (When all you have is bolt cutters & vodka everything looks like the lock on Wolf Blitzer's boathouse)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

NOBODY EXPECTS THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD!


47 posted on 03/25/2011 2:57:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
OK. I know the NYT is inhabited by leftist ideologues, but they can't, possibly, be this stupid.

Right?

I mean... am I having a bona fide, 1950s, "no sh*t Sherlock" moment?

48 posted on 03/25/2011 3:04:14 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Anyone that didn’t predict or see this coming is a fool. Same for the rest of that region, except for maybe Syria and even that’s questionable.


49 posted on 03/25/2011 3:43:04 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...never vote for the Ivy League candidate.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The alliance of islamofascism and communism falling into place. Israel and America next on the list. Wake up America!
50 posted on 03/25/2011 3:46:13 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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