Thursday, July 4, 2013
Worst Case Egypt
Morsi leading Egypt meant Islamist triumphalism as national policy. Al-Qaeda, with its nihilistic aggression, is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood from which Morsi also sprung. The Muslim Brothers are pragmatists though who practice taqiyya to gain and hold power and to try to boost their international standing. This in no way makes the Brothers a force for good, but an even more evil force is simmering in Egypt and could grow in power. This force is the Salafi movement which wants to return the Islamic world to a seventh century world of literal Koranic law where modernism is essentially proscribed and no compromise can be made with the infidel. Morsi is bad for the Egyptian people and the world, but Salafists would be even worse.