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Forum Post: Egypt Islamists claim most seats in election runoff

Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 8, 2011, 8:44 a.m. EST by TheMaster (63)
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[-] 2 points by D33 (48) from Seattle, WA 10 years ago

Nah, Muslim Brotherhood moved away from radicalism in their platform to broaden their appeal, and that is why they won. This will continue to marginalize the appeal of radical groups, and is not good news for terrorists.

[-] 1 points by ARod1993 (2420) 10 years ago

That's the thing; we're talking about the Muslim Brotherhood vs. the al-Nour Salafi crowd. As far as social issues and foreign policy I'd figure they'd land about midway between our current two parties (center-right but not that far out of the mainstream) and despite their official religious orientation they'd probably still be reasonable people open to building a modern semisecular democratic society.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 10 years ago

We will see in January. It isn't over.

[-] 1 points by gregb325 (133) from Scranton, PA 10 years ago

Its how democracy works. While we, you or I may not like the results of the election, its the peoples will. They voted.

[-] 0 points by fandango (241) 10 years ago

What they will now have is a totalitarian theocracy.

[-] 1 points by gregb325 (133) from Scranton, PA 10 years ago

it appears to be headed that way

[-] 0 points by fandango (241) 10 years ago

That was the entire purpose of occupy tahir square. The outcome was never in question. NEVER.

[-] 1 points by gregb325 (133) from Scranton, PA 10 years ago

Not so sure about that, but the elections were monitored, and it is the will of the people regardless of what we think about it and its repercussions for the entire middle east.

[-] 0 points by fandango (241) 10 years ago

Monitored by who? Will of the people? What people in particular? Another group of useful idiots.

[-] 1 points by gregb325 (133) from Scranton, PA 10 years ago

The United Nations I believe.....LOL......IDK about useful, but agree with the idiot part. Oh well, it was monitored none the less....hmmm....

[-] 0 points by fandango (241) 10 years ago

The totally worthless U.N. Useful because as soon as the objective is attained the idiots have served their purpose and are discarded.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 10 years ago

I heard that established religion organized people into voting blocks

[-] 1 points by hamalmang (722) from Lebanon, PA 10 years ago

What is a terrorist?

[-] 1 points by ohmygoodness (158) 10 years ago

Ignorance and false propaganda.