Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 28, 2013, 6:43 a.m. EST by GirlFriday
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Alber Saber was arrested in August 2012 on charges of contempt of religion. Saber’s mother called the police asking for protection as a mob surrounded the house. An outspoken blogger who posted many videos critical of religion, Saber was sentenced to three years in prison in December and appealed the decision. He was released for the first time in four months and left Egypt on 26 January, the day of his appeal session.
Will Muslim Brotherhood rule lead to a religious state in Egypt or will it backfire and lead to the people rejecting religious rule and forming a secular state?
I think this has already started. As soon as the Brotherhood appeared openly on the political scene they needed allies such as the Salafis, Al-Jama’a Al-Islamiya, and jihadist groups. They all allied because they speak in the name of religion.
These allies started making a lot of mistakes due to their political inexperience. The people started to reject their domination and move towards secularism. The people are now much more critical of religious leaders and feel that they no longer have a monopoly on religion.
This will lead to a secular state without the people even calling it that.
What about figures and groups that claim to be “moderate Islamists” such as Abdel Moniem Aboul Fotouh and Al-Wasat Party?
They are hypocrites. It’s like saying choose between someone who will curse and beat you or someone who will just curse you. They are one and the same as all other Islamists but they are just the “light” version.