''Arab Spring'' Egypt

ANDREW BOSTOM: THE EGYPTIANS WANT CALIPHATE AND STRICT SHARIA……..

What Do the Egyptian Crowds Want? Caliphate Dreams and Strict Sharia

BIG PEACE: Posted by Andrew G. Bostom Jan 29th 2011 at 8:34 am in Islam, Islamic extremism, Middle East | Comments (10)

A sobering reminder—based upon hard data—from an essay of mine published in April, 2007:

In a rigorously conducted face-to-face University of Maryland/ WorldPublicOpinion.org interview survey of 1000 Egyptian Muslims conducted between December 9, 2006 and February 15, 2007, 67% of those interviewed-more than 2/3, hardly a “fringe minority”-desired this outcome (i.e., “To unify all Islamic countries into a single Islamic state or Caliphate”). The internal validity of these data about the present longing for a Caliphate is strongly suggested by a concordant result: 74% of this Muslim sample approved the proposition “To require a strict [emphasis added] application of Shari’a law in every Islamic country.”

NOTE: The TT believes that to be the case. Liberty and freedom do not immediately come to mind in any of the spontaneous revolts happening in the ME. The fundamuslims are pouring into the country as we speak, and if the military caves to Elbaradei and like ilk…with mubarak gone…. a new age of regional war with Israel has arrived.

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  1. I believe that to be the case. Liberty and freedom do not immediately come to mind in any of the spontaneous revolts happening in the ME. The fundamuslims are pouring into the country as we speak, and if the military caves to Elbaradei and like ilk…with mubarak gone…. a new age of regional war with Israel has arrived.

  2. The only message from the West are warnings to Mubarek to be “easy on the protesters”. How myopic! The radicals’ seizure of power will of course take the West completely by surprise. How come we laymen can see 10 miles away what our ruling elites refuse to see in front of their noses?

    Democratic egalitarian states NEVER have spontaneously evolved from chaos. Tyrants have always been there to secure power. That such a majority actually desire radical tyranny over them is a tremendously troubling prospect.

    Israel is going to face it from all sides now, and the reluctant peace with Egypt will soon become a memory. The recent (since Obama’s election) firestorm of rhetoric against Israel from even Egypt will be nothing compared to what is on the horizon. When Israel’s neighbors play for all or nothing this time, and Israel unfortunately will not be able to afford to hold back like in recent incidents in Lebanon and Gaza.

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