The Egypt Riots And The 1979 Iranian Revolution, A Note Of Warning And Encouragement | The New Republic (1) Like Murbarak the Shah ran his country in a relatively secular manner. (2) They used brutal, yet NECESSARY tactics, to suppress the radical and irrational elements of Islamofacists in this country. (3) They both rejected democracy (4) Unemployment, rising food prices fueled the revolt. (5) In Iran, just as what will happen in Egypt, it started out as a secular revoltion, that was hijacked by the Islamofacists. (6) Weak naive American Presidents that condemned a great allie while facilitating the Islamic Revolution/ (7) The Islamofacists will hijack the movement by disguising themselves as pro-Democracy advocates. Once they get to power, they will stab the secularist, who started the revolution in the back and develop a government where the unelected Islamic Clerics and Supreme Leader rule over everything and have final say on everything. (8) Egypt, like Iran, will be worst off! The problems the secularist and young called for regime change will still be there, but now they will be under a more repressive Islamic Government that is antiwestern! (9) Egypt goes into confrontation with the USA!