What now Obama? Early Results in Egypt Show a Mandate for Islamists

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  1. ScreamingEagle
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    Obama's eagerness to show Mubarak the door is resulting in a country more opposed to the US than before...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/01/world/middleeast/voting-in-egypt-shows-mandate-for-islamists.html

    CAIRO — Islamists claimed a decisive victory on Wednesday as early election results put them on track to win a dominant majority in Egypt’s first Parliament since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, the most significant step yet in the religious movement’s rise since the start of the Arab Spring.

    The party formed by the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s mainstream Islamist group, appeared to have taken about 40 percent of the vote, as expected. But a big surprise was the strong showing of ultraconservative Islamists, called Salafis, many of whom see most popular entertainment as sinful and reject women’s participation in voting or public life.

    Analysts in the state-run news media said early returns indicated that Salafi groups could take as much as a quarter of the vote, giving the two groups of Islamists combined control of nearly 65 percent of the parliamentary seats.

    That victory came at the expense of the liberal parties and youth activists who set off the revolution...
     
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    Where you expecting a mandate for Christians?
     
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    We let them run their own country the way they want too.

    Self determination.

    A radical notion.
     
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    So what should Obama have done? Sent troops to prop up Mubarak?
     
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    no....but wasn't Obama....? or at least one for the liberals? :eusa_whistle:

    good luck to the remaining Christians....hopefully they won't be killed....
     
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    that probably would have been a better alternative to the one we have now....
     
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    Good luck to the women.

    Hope they live to vote again.
     
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    love that democracy in action
     
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    ITS WHAT AMERICAN'S WANTED......A FREE VOTE>>>>>ITS CALLED DEMOCRACY:eusa_shhh:
     
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    Another nation belonging to the hardcore islamists... Fabulous.
     

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