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  •  Romney is confusing Islamist with Islamic and (3+ / 0-)

    what makes you think Egypt is "Islamist"

    and

    What is your definition of Islamist.

    BTW: If you say "Sharia Law"
    then: Saudi Arabia would be Islamist and Egypt would not be.

    •  Good Lord. (2+ / 0-)
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      Many, many comments in this trainwreck have explained that.

      Are you aware that Egypt just changed leader?  Do you know who Mohamed Morsi is?

      My comment explaining the distinction.

      "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

      by auron renouille on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 12:31:45 PM PDT

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      •  cc asked what YOUR (2+ / 0-)
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        definition of Islamist is -- not what other people's definitions are.

        The link to your comment does not answer cc's question.

        As for Mohamed Morsi -- as the Diarist wrote above the jury is still out on Egypt as it is far too early to know what direction Egypt will take as they have not yet even finalized their government or laws yet.

        I think it's pretty outrageous for anyone to claim they know what laws Egypt will impose at this point.

        •  There is a definition of (0+ / 0-)

          Islamist and Islamism as a political philosophy.  It isn't about what auron's definition is.  The one he lays out in the comment he linked to is a good definition of contemporary Islamism.

          There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

          by AoT on Sat Jul 28, 2012 at 02:17:11 PM PDT

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        •  Agreed, Egypt is still uncertain at this point (1+ / 0-)
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          We have no clue where Egypt is going yet, so incorrect to label Egypt as Islamist even if Islamic. Again the words are similar, confusing & bigoted by their confusion.

      •  Many have explained Egypt is still in transition (1+ / 0-)
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        So not a sure thing what regime they'll end up with.

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