The following was left in the comment section to a Tundra Tabloids’ post, which speaks legions on the mindset of the people currently walking the streets of Egypt. Mubarak was keeping the lid on the mayhem that was bubbling below the surface, perhaps he could have done a better job but keeping Islam bottled up is no easy task, you would need a Soviet style regime to control the Mohammedans, which clearly the authoritarian regime of Mubarak was not. KGS
From the comments:
AKW: Whether they would actually start a war or not, they WILL ally with other groups to attack Israel. These numbers are shocking!
Favorable view of Hamas 49%
Favorable view of Hezbollah 30%
Favorable view of al-Qaeda 20%
Favorable view of bin Laden 19%
48% of Muslims say Islam plays a large role in Egypt’s political life and 49% say it plays only a small role.
In Egypt majorities of Muslims who say Islam is playing a large role in politics see this as a good thing, while majorities of those who say Islam is playing only a small role say this is bad for their country.
In Egypt 85% consider Islamic influence over political life to be a positive thing for their country.
Many Muslims see a struggle between those who want to modernize their country and Islamic fundamentalists. Only in Jordan and Egypt do majorities say there is no such struggle in their countries (72% and 61%, respectively).
In Egypt 59% of Muslims who see a struggle in their countries say they identify with Islamic fundamentalists.
Muslims in Egypt say they would favor making each of the following the law in their countries:
stoning people who commit adultery, (82%)
whippings and cutting off of hands for crimes like theft and robbery (77%)
the death penalty for those who leave the Muslim religion. (84%)
54% of Muslims in Egypt support making gender segregation the law in their country.
59% of Muslims in Egypt say democracy is preferable to any other kind of government.
20% of Muslims in Egypt offer support for suicide bombing in defense of Islam. 46% of Muslims in Egypt reject suicide bombings.
In Egypt 61% are at least somewhat concerned about Islamic extremism in their country.
Ahmad says in the comments:
If you have a muslim country, it really does not matter what the people do or try to do. It is always doomed to failure. Their problem is Islam and Islam can only produce failure. So what every leader, ruler or elite they think to improve with will just fail, as they have continually done so for 1400 years. The appeasers and enablers of Islam must hate prosperity. Because Islam has never produced it and never will. Muslim nations will Always be at unrest. Islamic society is structurally flawed. It has a tendency to head towards Islam. The dictators who run these societies understand this tendency. They use whatever means they can to keep the Islamists at bay. The only successful methods include repression
David says in the comments:
Another war with Israel is immenent if the moslem brotherhood takes control of egypt. They might say they’re for democracy, but the islamist track record has shown us otherwise, time and time again. Let’s face it, with the current state of affairs, including tunisia and jordan, we’re headed for an atrocious calamity in the middle east. They unite under the banner of islam and look for guidance from their koran, against the ‘great satans’, namely Israel and the United States. In the words of Briton William Gladstone : “As long as there’s this book (the koran), the world will never know peace.”