I guess it was inevitable, really. It isn’t surprising, even if it is utterly dismaying. Give a predominantly muslim population a brief moment of real democracy, and they will use it to get rid of it as soon as possible. Look at Egypt.
Islamists claimed a decisive victory on Wednesday as early election results put them on track to win a dominant majority in Egypt’s first Parliament since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, the most significant step yet in the religious movement’s rise since the start of the Arab Spring.
The party formed by the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s mainstream Islamist group, appeared to have taken about 40 percent of the vote, as expected. But a big surprise was the strong showing of ultraconservative Islamists, called Salafis, many of whom see most popular entertainment as sinful and reject women’s participation in voting or public life.
Analysts in the state-run news media said early returns indicated that Salafi groups could take as much as a quarter of the vote, giving the two groups of Islamists combined control of nearly 65 percent of the parliamentary seats.
Back when this all started we were a bit uneasy about the consequences. Even as our own MSM treated it as a rerun of those heady days in the early nineties, when communist regimes fell like dominoes. It wasn’t and it isn’t.
Just last week Tunisia chose for itself the ‘sixth caliphate’. Egypt is set to join them. The enemies of the West, the enemies of civilization and freedom, have gained a couple of useful new allies.
And to those fools that started that pointless little war earlier this year: Any guesses what will happen in Lybia?