Explosion in Rafah, Egypt

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    BBC Global News is tweeting

    http://twitter.com/BBCWORLD
     
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    If Fundamentalists seize control in Egypt the Middle East is in trouble.
     
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    i know. it would be very sad.
     
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    Power to the people.
    If the dictatorship of Mubarak were to fall, it would lead to free&fair elections after a small period of interim government.
    I think, that everyone in the world is sympathizing with the Arabs standing up against their regimes. Except for Washington-Americans and Israelis who would be forced to re-negotiate arrangements with a truly democratic government-system establishing itself in those countries.

    'Pacta sunt servanda' not really, if those arrangements were formed by a dictatorship, which is being bombed out of power by its own people.

    P.S:
    BBC Twitter is old, the incident happened on January 25th.
     
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    yeah, let egypt turn into fundie lunatic bin like iran, right?

    thanks... i'll take BBC and breaking news' word for it. it was tweeted an hour ago.
     
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    But at the tweet stands #Jan25, and I have reported it also on Jan27 in another thread.

    To the rest:
    Let Egyptians decide what they want to make out of their country. It is them who live their and finance it via their taxes.
     
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    Vox Populi in Egypt—Caliphate Dreams and Strict Sharia

    January 28th, 2011 by Andrew Bostom

    A sobering reminder—based upon hard data—from an essay of mine published in April, 2007:American Thinker: The Muslim Mainstream and the New Caliphate

    In a rigorously conducted face-to-face University of Maryland/ WorldPublicOpinion.org interview survey of 1000 Egyptian Muslims conducted between December 9, 2006 and February 15, 2007, 67% of those interviewed-more than 2/3, hardly a “fringe minority”-desired this outcome (i.e., “To unify all Islamic countries into a single Islamic state or Caliphate”).

    The internal validity of these data about the present longing for a Caliphate is strongly suggested by a concordant result: 74% of this Muslim sample approved the proposition “To require a strict [emphasis added] application of Shari’a law in every Islamic country.”
     
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    actually, my quote had it date-stamped at jan 25th, but it was just re-tweeted.

    you just like this because you think it screws the US and Israel. And it might... but the world isn't a better place if a bunch of islamoterrorists take control of egypt.

    and it isn't just egypt...it's yemen, too. (not that yemen isn't already a terrorist loony bin). but this is the danger in places where the poor are kept poor and ignorant.

    http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2011/01/29/135492.html
     
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    He also fails to consider the fact that if Fundamentalist seize power in Egypt and Yemen and want a Caliphate that INCLUDES Turkey.
     

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