The protests in Egypt are very inspiring, Christians and Muslims side by side

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    Weren't the Christians getting their asses handed to them before these protests started in Egypt? I wouldn't buy into this whole koombaya thing in Egypt, the Muslims will be chasing the Christians out of the country if an Islamic government is put in place.
     
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    Yeah I'm not really talking about the future, but just this happening even for a short period of time is a great thing to see.

    How many countries would you ever see this happen in?
     
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    I'm totally unimpressed, sorry.
     
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    Meaningless. The people there are taking out their dictator. That is all we need to know. It is nice to see this but the rights conundrum with supporting Mubarak is asinine. It is the RIGHT of the people to dispose of their government, a right the conservatives in this nation are quite fond of protecting. This kind of double standard is poison and absolute crap. I understand that we need to protect our interests but those interests are not protected when we ignore the rights of the nation in question. We should preparing to foster a new relationship with Egypt's new government and pressing the issue that we still need peace to exists between Egypt and Israel.

    Sorry, this may be a bit tangential to the topic you were getting at but I am getting incensed at the constant focus we are hearing from the right on the Muslim brotherhoods involvement in the movement when the involvement is NOT the issue here but the rights of the people are.
     
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    Maybe Egypt is where the missing million from Iraq went.

    Seems before we started bombing Iraq there were a million Christians more than there are now. No one seems to be sure where they went. Only we know they didn't come here. It's possible they weren't the right "kind" of Christians. Maybe too "brown"? Who knows why they weren't welcome in this country.

    Now this is what's truly hilarious. Every time the US pushes for elections in the Middle East, radical Muslims are elected.

    Haven't right wing Americans figured out by now that those in the Middle East aren't us and don't want to be like us? If they did, we would see "America Appreciation Day" in Iraq and with the Palestinians. Instead, we get "Death to America". Seems that would "clue them in". Guess not.
     
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    I doubt they went there, Christians in Egypt were getting their asses handed to them before this whole thing happened, probably why their out on the street because they are glad the focus is off them for now.
     
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    The fate of Egypt will be decided by the people of Egypt.

    We can only hope that the Jihadists don't gain control.

    We sure don't need another Iran.

    Don't think there is a whole lot anyone can do to control things in Egypt.
     
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    I think we need a ton more Irans. Independent countries that aren't receiving US taxpayer dollars.

    I'm not glorifying the Iranian gov't, it's garbage, but money from my paycheck isn't used to buy off Iranians like it is the Israeli, Palestinian, Egyptian, Saudi Arabian governments etc etc etc.
     

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