|Apparently these guys aren't so|
I got shit on a bit for supporting the revolution, chiefly because it was being spear-headed by the Muslim Brotherhood. I don’t know much about them, except that they are now fracturing in
. They seem to be fracturing because of the very thing they fought for: religious freedom. Egypt
So why should we give a shit about
being all ridiculous? Well, Egypt Egypt is an experiment and an example for the rest of the Middle East.
|Why can't Egypt just go back to being like this?|
Something tells me Yule Brenner would not
stand for this bullshit.
there’s been a lot of dialogue between religious leaders, and it seems to be a positive thing. For one, they’ve come to the conclusion that they’re not always going to agree on everything, but that disagreement doesn’t mean they have to start blowing up school busses. Egypt
Yes, there are some serious nut-jobs there, but as time goes on, I think the nut-jobs will be properly marginalized. I know some of you might say that radical Islam is a Middle Eastern societal ill that cannot be cured, but we have to look at radical Muslim countries before we make such arguments. How many Middle Eastern countries that we would consider to nationally practice radical Islam are democratic societies in which religious freedom is a reality? What happens if you’re a Saudi national and you try to convert to a religion other than Islam? Well, I rightly don’t know, because my guess is that trying to leave Islam in
is akin to suicide. Saudi Arabia
Radical Muslim nations are despotic in nature, so the people have no choice but to be as radical as the government says they need to be. It could be that with religious freedom they may all fracture into a bunch of little groups that hate
and everything not-Muslim, but it’s certainly their prerogative to be that way, isn’t it? So long as they’re not hurting anyone, they’re allowed to hate whomever they wish. America
So we’ll have to see how this pans out. Could religious freedom make them realize that it’s better to just get along, or will it just increase the violence? We should all be watching to see what happens when a Middle Eastern country undergoes a revolt by the people and starts to dabble in religious freedom.