It is one thing to talk cheaply on a poll and quite another thing to actually get what you want. You may not like it, not when it truthfully is a
damocles sword hanging over their head, as it had been for decades for the west.
To understand why the Egyptian masses, or a few of them as in the polls behaved as they did, you need to study the history of modern Egypt.
To cut it short, simple and brief - 2 forces - Mubarak and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Mubarak is a greedy pig and overstayed his welcome in power. Not only that, he supressed his dissenters, none other than the Muslim Brotherhood
brutally. It is only natural the MB fights back, and of course, their rather fundamentalist concepts of Islam is not much accepted by the rulers then,
and majority of masses equally now.
To survive, the MB had to have funds and support. Mainly it came from Iran, whom are more than happy to sow discord amongst the Sunni. As such, MB,
like Hamas, were favourable to their masters. Afterall, one does not bite the hand that feeds him, but lick the master's boots.
They bought into many of the persian apostate infidel leader's BS, and hoodwinked into believing that he was for the extermination of Israel, when the
reality was that the apostate intention had been the Holy City Mecca all along. Israel was but a sideshow to distract attention and gain support,
forgetting the shia-sunni conflict.
Thus the indoctrination by MB to their followers, which were many amongst the masses, whom had been sidelined by the greedy Mubarak. And hatred is far
more easily sowed than building up society.
But now, MB has gained power in Egypt as the rulers. They can no longer shoot in the dark as they did before, and have to be responsible for the
larger issues facing the nation - social, political and economic issues.
In the past, egyptians feed themselves and did not expect MB to take care of them as they are not the rulers. But now that they are, the masses
expectations are higher. You can't live on theology alone, more so theology of the 7th century meant for uncivilised uneducated nomards, and most
certainly not for a growing urbanised civilised and educated population with many needs for progress and evolution
MB will have its hands full if it wishes to seek for credibility. If they fail, they will have to either become like dictator Mubarak and be booted
out, or be replaced by another credible team at the egyptian polls.
Egyptians are of the more civilised and educated folks amongst the arabs. Their docility had been due to fear in their upbringing, but that will
change as democracy grows. They are rational folks. If a referendum is taken now, the damocles sword of nuke weapons will not be on their want list,
just as similar as the common Iran folks .
Times a' changing. More so when the more radical elements within MB realizes that they cannot take care of the nation with just idealogy and 7th
century doctrines alone.
True Islam is never about Tyranny, but democracy,for the prophet Muhammad had left no heir nor appointed any mortal to lead. The intention was to pave
the way for arabs' self rule, by the community/nation by consensus for moral and ethical progress and evolution.
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