Egypt Goes Sour

Yesterday The Lede, the blog at the New York Times, reported on a rally in Tahrir Square that was supposed to be a protest against the current military government.  

The article reported:

“But the turnout was lopsided, dominated by members of religious movements, ranging from the most conservative, the Salafists, to the relatively moderate Muslim Brotherhood.” 

The first thing to understand here is that there is nothing moderate about the Muslim Brotherhood.  The goal of the Muslim Brotherhood is a world-wide caliphate under Sharia Law.  That is stated in their charter and was reaffirmed in the documents uncovered in the Holy Land Foundation Case in Texas. They have no intentions of allowing a western-style democracy to take place anywhere in the Middle East–particularly in Egypt, which has in the past been an ally of the United States. 

The article further reported:

According to The Associated Press, instead of chanting “The people want to topple the regime,” a slogan heard at protests across the Arab world this year, from Tahrir Square to Tunisia, demonstrators called out, “The people want to implement Sharia,” a strict code of Islamic law.”

Sharie law is not compatible with democracy.  Egypt is only the beginning of the Arab Spring’s turning from what appeared to be a bridge to freedom to a bridge to a caliphate.