Over the past several weeks, developments in Egypt have proven just as those of us who urged caution had warned. Of course, we all want to see democracy pullulate, but the lesson of Egypt is that democracy doesn't always mean democracy. In fact, any opinion of the uprising is apt to be uninformed if one hasn't studied Islamism. 1. There was the warning that, sans the 'tyrant' Mubarak, was ripe for being taken over by the Muslim Brotherhood. "The Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group once banned by the state, is at the forefront,.." http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/25/world/middleeast/25egypt.html?_r=3 a. "the young, educated secular activists who initially propelled the nonideological revolution are no longer the driving political force..."Ibid. b. "“There is evidence the Brotherhood struck some kind of a deal with the military early on,” Ibid. 2. In fact, several of the individuals assigned to write a new constitution were, in fact, members of the Muslim Brotherhood. " A Brotherhood member was also appointed to the committee that drafted amendments to the Constitution. NYTimes, op.cit. a. "the Muslim Brotherhood in a square in Alexandria instructed voters that it was their “religious duty” to vote “yes” on the amendments. In the end, 77.2 percent of those who voted said yes." NYTImes, Ibid. b. There are representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood in the group that is writing a constitution for Egypt…and their input will produce an Islamist document.Egypt’s Writing of A New Constitution Holds Little or No Room for Egyptian Chrisitans and Women | Chandler's Watch 3. Iranian ships were allowed through the Suez Canal. Egypt banks, pyramids open, some protest in Cairo - The West Australian 4. In an ominous sign of things to come in Egypt, Christians were called upon during Friday’s service held in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, to bow down and submit to Allah….the words can only mean one thing; that Christians must bow down and submit to Allah and eventually live under Sharia rule. Tahrir Square a. "rise and the overpowering force of Islam." NYTimes, op.cit. b. In a Friday sermon delivered by Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, perhaps the leading current intellectual force behind the Muslim Brotherhood, the imam delivered a blistering diatribe to an estimated crowd of 1M gathered at Tahrir Square, Cairo, urging war with Israel and conquest of Jerusalem. Sheikh Al-Qaradawi, Friday Prayers In Tahrir Square - Sheikh Al-Qaradawi, Friday Prayers In Tahrir Square - "Pray-by PipeLineNews.org c. Two important things happened during Qaradawi’s appearance in Cairo. First, his handlers refused to allow Google’s Egyptian Internet revolutionary Wael Ghonim to join the cleric on the dais. For anyone willing to notice, Qaradawi’s message in spurning Ghonim was indisputable. As far as the jihadists are concerned, Ghonim and his fellow Internet activists are the present day equivalent of Lenin’s useful idiots. Caroline B. Glick: Egypt's Useful Idiots - Israel Insider 5. Thousands of prisoners have been freed from Egyptian prisons, many of them...you guessed it, Muslim Brootherhood members.Egypt releases political prisoners, as Tahrir shuns pop star - Channel 4 News 6. "Egypt resumed supplying Israel with natural gas after a six-week interruption" Egypt resumes supply of gas to Israel | j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California 7. Arab League chief Amr Moussa said that he plans to run for president in his native Egypt , supported the Libyan intervention, but when bombing began, he protested "bombing, Oh, no...I didn't mean that..." Egypt News - Arab League chief Musa to run for Egypt president and Ronju01: Only Amr Musa is against the bombing and he'll run 8. Look closely at the uprisings throughout the region...and watch for green flags, the color of Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. With a weak and ideologically imbued - and inconsistent- President, the United States should be very careful as to which side we jump to, and how firmly we jump.