reply to post by 1947flxible
Last month, I had a great opportunity to meet this very nice, well spoken Egyptian (Calling her Ati for privacy reasons) lady at Starbucks here in the
States. She had moved to the United States in the midst of the Arab Spring last year. She had never stepped foot on U.S. until then, and spoke fluent
English with little to no accent at all.
Ati and I started with small talk, asking where she was from and what-not. She was born and lived in Cairo her whole life up until the Arab Spring, in
which she had an opportunity to come to the States and leave the mess in the Middle East. As we continued talking for a bit, I was very curious onto
what her opinion was on the whole revolution - and I asked the big question.
"What is the Muslim Brotherhood and is it a political body or a front for something else?"
As to be expected, she was very nice and was more than a happy to talk about it. From what she said, the Muslim Brotherhood has been around for quite
a while as a political party, but never really had an opportunity to have their ideals take hold of the Egyptian government. They had small roles in
the past, but nothing really came out of the party. During the Arab Spring, the Muslim Brotherhood ideals were starting to gain attention with the
general public and had the opportunity to run as a main political party after the revolution. During the removal of Hosni Mubarak and the subsequent
election thereafter, the population was basically forced to choose between two candidates - one from the the Muslim Brotherhood and one from the
National Democratic Party.
Ati never stated who she would have voted for, but she mentioned the mentality of the people was this - "Do we vote for someone who was in the same
party of Hosni, or do we try something new with the Muslim Brotherhood?"
So in essence, this whole New World Order thing is kinda far fetched in my opinion (Remember it's only an opinion based on this conversation). Ati
explained that the Muslim Brotherhood is both a political party AND a "tool" to use as an ideal.
Ati did not talk about Islam in general, but she was to be considered one of the progressives. She had nothing but great things to say about the U.S.,
and thoroughly enjoyed the lifestyle here versus Egypt. Not once has she been given nasty looks, rude comments or any other degrading bigotry. I hope
this little conversation can shed a little light as to what was going on, and as to what the Muslim Brotherhood's purpose.
Granted, there's probably a lot of other factors that caused the Muslim Brotherhood to spread throughout the Middle East. But like I said, I believe
the Muslim Brotherhood to be more of a social movement than our typical ATS elite NWO takeover that we discuss a lot here.
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