Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Arab Spring? This is turning into the winter of Islamic jihad

Here's an unblinking and accurate assessment of the coming to power of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. In the long run even the Egyptian military will not be able to stop the takeover by the Brotherhood. Egypt will lead the Arab world into the darkness of a most repressive form of Islam, equaled only by the fanatical Mullahs of Iran.

Eventually, the North African states will fall into an alliance to the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood and we will then see a power struggle of epic proportions with an alliance of Shia Iran and probably, Iraq, Syria and possibly Jordan for domination of the Mid Eastern Caliphate. Saudi and some of the other smaller Islamic kingdoms may form a weaker third alliance of self defence.

Whatever transpires, blood baths among the various Muslim factions will occur with regularity and genocidal ethnical clensing of all minorities not seen since WW II will occur.


Arab Spring? This is turning into the winter of Islamic jihad

By John Bradley

Last updated at 8:25 AM on 22nd November 2011

The Arab Spring is rapidly turning into a winter of chaos and oppression.

As protests grip the Egyptian capital of Cairo, and Islamic fundamentalists gain in confidence there and elsewhere across the region, the hopes of Western leaders for a new era of democracy across the Middle East have been exposed as hopelessly naïve.

For far from paving the way for freedom and pluralism, the uprisings have led only to more intolerance, authoritarianism and division.

The sense of darkening crisis in Egypt this week is a disturbing example of this trend.

In February, the mass demonstrations in Tahrir Square were hailed by many gullible commentators and politicians as an inspirational outbreak of people power — the Arab equivalent of the Berlin Wall’s collapse.

But in the period that has followed the downfall of President Hosni Mubarak, the prospects for Egypt have become grim.

The economy is worsening. Unemployment is rising, and living standards are plummeting.

Initially, in the wake of the revolution, the Army pledged to give up political control within six months.

Now, sparking the current Cairo protests, the Egyptian Army — which co-operated in the overthrow of Mubarak’s despotism — has cynically strengthened its stranglehold on power and demanded that the proposed new parliament will have no oversight on the military’s affairs.

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