Unrealistic expectations for Egypts new President

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    New Leader: Egyptians Search for Superman

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    1. 84 percent of Egyptians favor the death penalty for people who leave the Muslim religion.

    2. When asked which side they would take in a struggle between "groups who want to modernize the country [and] Islamic fundamentalists," 59 percent of Egyptians picked the fundamentalists, while 27 percent picked the modernizers.

    3. just 32 percent believe in civilian control of the military.

    4. 54 percent, support making segregation of men and women in the workplace the law throughout Egypt.

    5. When asked whether suicide bombing can ever be justified, 54 percent said yes

    6. Eighty-two percent supported stoning for those who commit adultery.

    7. 82 percent of Egyptians hold an unfavorable view of the United States. That's higher than in Pakistan, higher than in Jordan, higher than 18 other nations Pew surveyed.
    Egypt's conflicting views of democracy and religion | Washington Examiner


    8. Hamas receives relatively positive ratings in Jordan (56% favorable) and Egypt (52%).

    9. favorable view of Hezbollah, [in] Egypt (43%)
    Mixed Views of Hamas and Hezbollah in Largely Muslim Nations - Pew Research Center

    10. Eighty two percent of Egyptians support executing adulterers by stoning, 77% support whipping and cutting the hands off thieves. 84% support executing any Muslim who changes his religion.
    ...the U.S. has failed to identify strategic interests in Egypt— and questions what the next move will be if the Muslim Brotherhood becomes "the power behind the throne of the next regime."
    Caroline Glick: U.S. Adopting Harmful Egypt Policy | Neon Tommy
     
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    Well I already knew most Egyptians dislike the United States, thats not a secret to anyone whos been around Egyptians to see what they are like. The Islamic faith is a big part in their lives its not only a religion Islam is a political system in itself, if this is the kind of shit the Egyptians really want they can have it but I don't want anymore of our cash and Military training going to those assholes.
     
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    Egypt Elections 2012: Run-Off Set Between Muslim Brotherhood, Mubarak's Last Prime Minister

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    Let's start by saying how wonderful it is that for the first time in their history, Egyptians have a free and democratic election.

    For all the voices here (rightly) complaining about the lack of democracy in the Middle East, it is a shame no one wants to acknowledge democracy when it arrives.

    The new administration might be good or they might be no better than the last guy - but an election is a good start.
     
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    Look at the guys winning the elections though, Muslim Brotherhood people and ex Mubarak guys.
     
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    Egypt's Presidential Choices: The Trouble with Democracy

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    The majority of the Egyptian people want their laws based on some form of Sharia.

    And the only viable political party able to provide that type of leadership would be the Muslim Brotherhood.

    The U.S. and Israeli governments hate that reality.

    But hey, welcome to Democracy. :eusa_angel:
     
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    I don't know about that Sunni, one of the top leading candidates was a former Mubarak guy, apparently there is a segment of the Egyptian population that never wanted this revolution.
     
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    They are in the minority.

    If they were the majority; the revolution would not have succeeded. :cool:
     

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