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  •  You could be right (4+ / 0-)

    but I'm hoping we don't get there and the signs I see are that this is staying secular. I think that the protesters are so determined right now and the momentum they have will carry them along the trajectory they're on now. I think they're going to keep pushing until Mubarak and the old guard are gone, that a committee representing the breadth of the opposition is in caretaker mode and election are called. At least that's my scenario.

    Inshallah.

    "I have a vision of our rights as indigenous people. We didn't migrate to Israel; it is Israel that migrated to us." Haneen Zoabi, interview in the New Stateman

    by Fire bad tree pretty on Mon Jan 31, 2011 at 03:12:41 PM PST

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    •  If the regime (6+ / 0-)

      the whole of the US backed filth doesn't fall, we are in for the long-haul
      first as a democratic secular revolution (as it is now) and eventually should people become desperate as a revolution lead from the mosque.

      people want freedom, people want democracy, people want the end of US colonialism, people want to change the whole regime.

      but if forced into desperation, there is of course freedom that emanates  from the mosque

      BTW Inshallah is something that god wrote at high school :-)
      In sha' allah is our wish:-)

      been hanging around brotherhood forums for way too long:-)

      Previously I posted under the user name palestinian professor, which is now deprecated. I now post under my late grandfather's name simone daud.

      by simone daud on Mon Jan 31, 2011 at 03:24:08 PM PST

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      •  shukran ya ustaz (5+ / 0-)

        for correcting my transliteration. Please forgive me for using colloquial rather than formal Arabic! I have been hanging around some of the arabic-language forums and on facebook but too many of my Lebanese friends put up Lebanese forces propaganda. (okay, only 3 of them but that's still too many).

        I just think Egypt is not Iran. The MB doesn't have the support or infrastructure in place for taking over and I don't see the Egyptians right now allowing anyone to steal their revolution from them.

        Contrast what soy went through a year ago in  Midan Tahrir on the Gaza Freedom March with what is happening now. There's a fundamental change, the people have lost their fear and I don't think that Egyptians are going to submit to dictators whether secular or Islamic.

        "I have a vision of our rights as indigenous people. We didn't migrate to Israel; it is Israel that migrated to us." Haneen Zoabi, interview in the New Stateman

        by Fire bad tree pretty on Mon Jan 31, 2011 at 03:47:48 PM PST

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      •  The US creates its enemies but I hope not now (1+ / 0-)
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        IMHO - and I really do mean humble since I know so little about the Arab world -I think and hope that the Mubarak regime will be replaced by a more democratically elected government.  Certainly there will be an Islamist component to that government.  To expect otherwise would be the same as expecting fundamentalist christians not be part of the US government.  I think that a new Egyptian government will hear the US out, listen to our propodals for alliance, and our countries will work together at a reasonably cooperative level. It will not be what it has been, but it will be nothing America is not used to.  I expect Israel will find a way to survive as well.  After all, Saigon fell and the USA didn't miss a beat.  The US and Egypt will find a way to work together in the world on those interests that overlap.

        Liberal, Democrat, Atheist, Socialist, Communist, and Fascist. I'm the whole package.

        by docterry on Mon Jan 31, 2011 at 04:35:29 PM PST

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