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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Sunday, December 11, 2005

I never thought the day would come..

But I actually, more or less, totally agreed with this post by MaGdee on the MB. I think he is 100% correct! You read that right. I found nothing to disagree with him on. Oh boy.. The apocalypse must be nigh...


At 12/11/2005 08:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I disagree, I thought it was oversimplistic on many points. Maybe most importantly on the "Brotherhood being a good force for the opposition." Who is the available opposition present on the current political scene? The other boogeyman who the government has been using to terrify us, besides the MB, as the only other alternative if the government goes? They are the Nasserists, who are no less fascist in ideology than the MB. In fact I would argue, that while the MB would screw us over domestically in terms of stripping us of our available liberties, they would probably shy away from great external adventures just to keep their seat on power...while the Nasserists, not really having much to add domestically in terms of our civil liberties, will have only the international arena to prove their bravado. And this will result in much more permanent damage than the things we can fix in restoring liberties stripped away by the Brotherhood. What I despise the most about the "opposition" is their flirtation with the MB for this stated argument, which I think on their part is selfish for political gain and more importantly, short-sighted.

I do agree that we should listen to what the MB have to say, rather than physically fight them (which is incredibly stupid), because they will only bring themselves down this way when they share with us their brilliant ideas.

And I disagree with saying that Al Azhar is some nemesis to the Brotherhood, which is definitely untrue. Who lobbies for, and imposes, the banning of books? Who has the real religious power over censorship of works and their authors? It's the Azhar, not the MB...they're not really opposites. Maybe one guy at the top follows the government, but so what?

I'll just sign it as X until I get a blogger name:-)

At 12/11/2005 08:38:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the past weeks, the Muslim Brotherhood success in the Egyptian parliamentary proved to the Egyptians and the rest of the World, that they are a massive power in the local politics scene that should be taken much more seriously.

It's the lemming gene SM, runs in every race and culture.


At 12/11/2005 08:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give people an inch and they will take a mile. I dont think the MB should be encouraged in any way.

At 12/11/2005 07:06:00 PM, Blogger Papa Ray said...

As long as the MB are the only ones really paying attention to the poor or disadvantaged, they will have the public support.

Public support has a lot to do with votes, don't you think?

Papa Ray
West Texas


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