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Muslim Brotherhood candidate elected President of Egypt

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 10:35am 6/24/2012 at 10:35am

Results just announced.  51.73% to 48.27.

You can watch Al-Jazeera English live stream.  You also can follow the #Egypt hastag on Twitter.

Now we’ll find out if they still plan on marching on Jerusalem.

Remember, when the protests against Mubarak broke out in January 2011, the Muslim Brotherhood said it would not run a...

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How bad will it get in Egypt?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 2:00pm 6/23/2012 at 2:00pm

Via Times of Israel:

Egypt will release results from disputed presidential elections Sunday, the country’s top elections commission official said — an announcement that will put an end to the country’s nerve-wracking uncertainty about who is the official winner, but promises no end to the power struggles between Islamists, the military and...

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“We” never believed them, only “you” did

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 11:10am 4/14/2012 at 11:10am

Joel Brinkley, currently a Professor at Stanford who spent most of his career as a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, has a column in the San Francisco Chronicle titled Islamists in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia not democratic.

The thesis of the column is that Westerners who took Islamists at their word that they...

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It’s getting hard to tell good from bad news in Egypt

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 2:30pm 4/8/2012 at 2:30pm

The Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate in Egypt may not be the most anti-Israel of the candidates running:

Last weekend’s announcement by Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood that it will field a presidential candidate, Khairat Shater, has drastically impacted the run-up to May’s elections. But his position on Israel is not significantly different than that...

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Tony Blankley

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 3:46pm 1/14/2012 at 3:46pm

Tony passed away a week ago today.  This clip from the McLaughlin group is a good testiment to him.

Tony’s commentary on Egypt was right on target:

 
 
 

Good news / bad news in Egypt second round elections

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 2:59pm 12/18/2011 at 2:59pm

The good news?  The Islamists did not do significantly better than in the first round of elections.

The bad news? The Islamists did not do significantly worse than in the first round of elections.

They’re still running at about 70%:

The Muslim Brotherhood party secured 39 percent of the vote, while the Salafi Al...

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The delusion continues

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 5, 2011 at 1:17pm 12/5/2011 at 1:17pm

I previously have highlighted the treatment of the “Arab Street” by NY Times columnist Roger Cohen in the midst of the Arab Spring protests, many of which revealed an open and ugly anti-Semitic side:

In the Middle East you expect the worst. But having watched Egypt’s extraordinary civic achievement in building the coalition that...

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“The idea that we could have controlled that process is absurd”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 11:03am 12/1/2011 at 11:03am

That’s Doug Mataconis pushing back against my post We know who lost Egypt and similar arguments by others.

The push back misses the point.  Whether or not we could have controlled the situation — and whether or not we should have tried — the fact is that we threw Mubarack overboard in just one week without...

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We know who lost Egypt

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 10:57pm 11/30/2011 at 10:57pm

Obama’s foolish policy of forcing Mubarak out of office precipitously without giving non-Islamist parties time to organize has resulted in Islamists achieving a sweeping victory in the first round of parliamentary elections.  Strength by the Muslim Brotherhood was expected, but the extremely hard line Salafists had a very strong showing.

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Egyptian Imam The NY Times called “moderate” holds “kill all the Jews” mass rally

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 9:52am 11/26/2011 at 9:52am

The NY Times has whitewashed the anti-Semitic aspects of the Arab Spring in Egypt since the beginning of the protests last January.  NY Times’ columnists like Roger Cohen have sought to glamorize and glorify the so-called “Arab Street” and Nicholas Kristof has waxed poetic about Islamist forces in the Middle East.

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It could happen anywhere, but it keeps happening there

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 25, 2011 at 2:50pm 11/25/2011 at 2:50pm

First it was Lara Logan.  Then other female journalists:

The press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders on Friday cautioned  news outlets on sending female reporters to Cairo’s...

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Dust off the maps of Sinai

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 3:35pm 11/23/2011 at 3:35pm

One of the key supposed foreign policy achievements of the Obama administration is turning into a disaster.

Egypt is quickly devolving into chaos with only bad likely outcomes, as Barry Rubin writes:

Only days before parliamentary elections, Egypt is in a huge crisis whose outcome will determine the future of almost 80 million people...

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Allen West on Libya, Egypt, etc.

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 3:00pm 8/24/2011 at 3:00pm

It’s not often I thank Think Progress, but thanks for this video interview of Allen West on the issue of Obama foreign policy in Libya and the Middle East.  Think Progress, with its videographer following West on his trip to Israel, figured they’d get good sound bites.  And they did!

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The Region In Which Israel Lives

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 9:46am 5/31/2011 at 9:46am

Call the U.N. Human Rights Council to condemn Israel, because obviously this was a Zionist plot to discredit the Egyptian Spring, Egyptian general admits ‘virginity checks’ conducted on protesters:

A senior Egyptian general admits that “virginity checks” were performed on women arrested at a demonstration this spring, the first such admission after...

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