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December 27, 2011
Your recent editorial regarding Egypt ("The revolution betrayed," Dec. 22) refers to "the moderately Islamist Muslim Brotherhood," biggest winner so far in Egypt's parliamentary voting, and to the country's "weak secular and liberal parties. " The secular and liberal parties are weak, if not uniformly secular or liberal, and they evidence strong anti-capitalist and anti-Semitic influences. But what is moderate about the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party so far could be campaign and coalition tactics, not strategy.
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NEWS
March 31, 2014
If there were any doubt that Egypt's fragile transition to democracy is being undermined by powerful forces bent on re-establishing the authoritarian rule of former military strongman Hosni Mubarak before his ouster in 2011, two incidents last week show the disturbing direction in which events there are drifting. On Monday, a court in the Upper Egyptian city of Minya handed down death sentences to 529 defendants accused of murdering a policeman last year. The charges were obviously fabricated to target Muslim Brotherhood supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi, who was overthrown by a military coup last year, as well as secular opponents of the regime and intellectuals.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | February 14, 2006
CAIRO, Egypt --President Hosni Mubarak has moved to postpone for two years local elections that had been scheduled for April, turning away from a promise made during his recent presidential race to promote democratic practices, Egyptian analysts and political leaders said yesterday. Thousands of local council positions were to be on the ballot. The move was widely seen as an effort to preserve the governing National Democratic Party's monopoly on power as its grip has begun to falter. It was also seen as an effort to block the banned Muslim Brotherhood, which made unprecedented gains in recent parliamentary elections, from promoting an independent candidate for president in 2011.
NEWS
February 26, 2014
I have been working in Egypt on various development projects for more than 15 years now and have been present here for seven to eight months in each of the past three years. I have personally witnessed every significant sociopolitical event here over that time and am in constant conversation about those events with my Egyptian project staff who are themselves politically diverse. My opinion is that much of the western media reporting over the past three years has been very superficial - often lop-sided - and often simply wrong.
EXPLORE
September 4, 2013
Editor: While our politicians both Democratic and Republican decry the removal of Mohamad Morsi from office by the Egyptian military, the point is lost that when an elected leader becomes a power grabbing tyrant he must be removed. The Muslim Brotherhood is the sworn enemy of the United States, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the other gulf states. The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist origination period. They assassinated Anwar Sadat because he signed the Camp David peace treaty with Israel.
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By Joel Brinkley | July 8, 2013
Mohamed Morsi holds a singular distinction. While president of Egypt, he was the world's only democratically elected leader to motivate more than 20 million of his people, one-quarter of the population, to sign a petition calling for his ouster. Millions of these people began showing up at angry, sometimes violent demonstrations in Cairo and other cities a week ago, the one-year anniversary of his rule. They're irate about Mr. Morsi's blatant leadership failures. Egypt is riven with enervating economic, political and social problems of the sort it has never experienced before.
NEWS
March 31, 2014
If there were any doubt that Egypt's fragile transition to democracy is being undermined by powerful forces bent on re-establishing the authoritarian rule of former military strongman Hosni Mubarak before his ouster in 2011, two incidents last week show the disturbing direction in which events there are drifting. On Monday, a court in the Upper Egyptian city of Minya handed down death sentences to 529 defendants accused of murdering a policeman last year. The charges were obviously fabricated to target Muslim Brotherhood supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi, who was overthrown by a military coup last year, as well as secular opponents of the regime and intellectuals.
NEWS
By LOS ANGELES TIMES | December 9, 2005
CAIRO, Egypt -- Nobody, not even the Muslim Brotherhood's members, expected the semi-underground Islamist group to emerge so powerfully in this fall's Egyptian parliamentary elections. The organization announced yesterday that its candidates had won 88 seats in Parliament, nearly 20 percent of the body's 454 seats, after weeks-long balloting. The victories, which make the Brotherhood a serious force in the legislature, came despite widespread complaints that supporters were attacked with tear gas, bullied and barred from voting.
NEWS
September 5, 2013
It can now be said that President Barack Obama was instrumental and outspoken in causing the ouster of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, even though Egypt had been a friend of the United States and had kept general peace in the Middle East for some 30 years, especially between Egypt and Israel. President Obama, in calling for a democracy in Egypt and new elections, had to know that there was only one well organized political party in Egypt at the time, the Muslim Brotherhood. Sure enough, Mohammed Morsi, the head of the Muslim Brotherhood, became president of Egypt.
NEWS
June 27, 2012
Since it has been determined to be absolutely necessary to overthrow the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, even though Egypt and Israel had managed to co-exist for several decades, the results are now a tragedy ("Islamist wins Egypt presidency," June 25). President Barack Obama was instrumental in supporting this and used the might of theU.S. military to help achieve it. He had to know that the vacuum created would be eventually filled by the Muslim Brotherhood, a virulent anti-Semitic organization, whose stated chief goal is the eradication of Israel and the Jewish people.
NEWS
October 10, 2013
On Wednesday the U.S. announced that President Barack Obama had suspended hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Egypt in response to the military government's bloody crackdown that has left more than 1,000 protesters dead and thousands more jailed or forced into hiding. Aides to the president say the suspension of aid is temporary and aimed at demonstrating American displeasure with the generals' attempt to abort the fledgling democracy Egyptians were trying to construct after the fall of former strongman Hosni Mubarak two years ago. But while the U.S. may wish to leverage the aid it gives Egypt's military to nudge its current leaders toward returning power to an elected civilian government, there's been little sign the generals are listening or, if they are, that the prospect of a suspension of U.S. aid will do much to alter their behavior.
NEWS
September 5, 2013
It can now be said that President Barack Obama was instrumental and outspoken in causing the ouster of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, even though Egypt had been a friend of the United States and had kept general peace in the Middle East for some 30 years, especially between Egypt and Israel. President Obama, in calling for a democracy in Egypt and new elections, had to know that there was only one well organized political party in Egypt at the time, the Muslim Brotherhood. Sure enough, Mohammed Morsi, the head of the Muslim Brotherhood, became president of Egypt.
EXPLORE
September 4, 2013
Editor: While our politicians both Democratic and Republican decry the removal of Mohamad Morsi from office by the Egyptian military, the point is lost that when an elected leader becomes a power grabbing tyrant he must be removed. The Muslim Brotherhood is the sworn enemy of the United States, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the other gulf states. The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist origination period. They assassinated Anwar Sadat because he signed the Camp David peace treaty with Israel.
NEWS
By Jonah Goldberg | August 19, 2013
Maybe everyone is misreading America's views on foreign policy? Among Republicans, there's a big argument between the so-called isolationist wing of the party and the ostensibly interventionist wing. On the left, there's a similar debate (though liberals are never described as isolationists no matter how isolationist they might be). Among Democrats, the dividing lines are murkier if for no other reason than the Democratic Party takes its lead from President Barack Obama, and his own views are murky, to put it charitably.
NEWS
By Joel Brinkley | July 21, 2013
From the start, it was a world-class piece of political theater. The recent massive demonstrations involving millions of Egyptians are said to have persuaded the Egyptian military to throw President Mohammed Morsi out of office. Actually, however, military and opposition leaders along with government and business officials appear to have planned all of it in advance. What better evidence could there be than the sudden, overnight resolution of several major problems that infuriated millions of Egyptians, prompting them to demonstrate?
NEWS
By Joel Brinkley | July 8, 2013
Mohamed Morsi holds a singular distinction. While president of Egypt, he was the world's only democratically elected leader to motivate more than 20 million of his people, one-quarter of the population, to sign a petition calling for his ouster. Millions of these people began showing up at angry, sometimes violent demonstrations in Cairo and other cities a week ago, the one-year anniversary of his rule. They're irate about Mr. Morsi's blatant leadership failures. Egypt is riven with enervating economic, political and social problems of the sort it has never experienced before.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | July 28, 2012
Like the ghosts of Shakespeare's Banquo or Dickens' Jacob Marley, the specter of the late commie-hunting congressman from Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy, will always be with us. It is summoned up today, by some on the left, who use it as a tool to thwart legitimate questions about people and ideologies that seek to destroy America. According to many commentators, the McCarthy spirit has inhabited Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann. In several letters to high-ranking government officials, Ms. Bachmann has raised questions about Huma Abedin, a Muslim-American, who is deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
NEWS
December 13, 2005
The last round of Egypt's parliamentary elections exposed the hollowness of President Hosni Mubarak's pledge to democratically reform the Arab world's most populous country. Last Wednesday, the final day of voting, eight people were killed in skirmishes with police. During voting, which took place over the past month, turnout was a dismal 26 percent. In some areas of the country, police firing rubber bullets or swinging batons met Egyptians who tried to vote. Election observers reported many voting irregularities, and Ayman Nour, a vocal opposition figure who challenged Mr. Mubarak for the presidency, was stuck in jail on dubious charges.
NEWS
July 3, 2013
Egyptian army tanks are rumbling through the streets of Cairo in an ominous show of force that leaves little doubt that the country's fledgling experiment in democracy has been seriously disrupted. The whereabouts of President Mohamed Morsi, the country's first democratically elected leader, are unknown, and the generals directing what the president's advisors have condemned as a "military coup" have yet to fully explain their intentions. The political situation is still very much in flux.
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