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There, You've Got The Presidency -- Take It
Cairo (CNN) -- Mohamed Morsi was declared the new president of Egypt on Sunday, following the first democratic election in Egypt's history.
Now let the Muslim Brotherhood rule, and misrule, and make a mess of things, without the Western world, and the ever-miscalculating Americans, sending billions to help it. Let all Western aid be withdrawn, and let the Egyptians, and other Arabs and Muslims, have a chance to see whether or not "Islam is the solution" or whether, in fact, it is Islam, its teachings, its attitudes, its atmospherics, that explain the political, economic, social, intellectual and moral failures of Muslim states and Muslim societies.
No one in the non-Muslim world should do a thing to rescue the Muslim Brotherhood,and the troglodytic Morsi (or whoever may be manipulating, or think he is going to manipulate, Morsi), that stolid and dull and primitive man.
His years in America did not cause him to think, apparently, about the effect of Islam on the wellbeing of Egyptians. His American experience only made his pre-existing deep believe in Islam even stronger. He engaged in mediocre studies, he wrote a mediocre thesis of the most mechanical and third-rate kind. And the .ressentiment he surely felt during his American stay, where at every step his own mediocrity was made apparent (not least in that he had no shining career here awaiting him, and he had to return to Egypt) caused him to seek solace even more in the Islam he always carried with him, and to believe that "Islam is the answer."
It's a repetition of the Iranian revolution, with the same naive people on the left -- remember Abolhassan Bani-Sadr? remember Ghotbzadeh? -- thinking that anything, anything, was better than the Shah.
One hopes that the Egyptian military will simply watch, and wait for the Muslim Brotherhood to make a mess, and the quicker and more complete that mess, the better. And then it will be a time for a military rescue, and ideally for a junta of officers who, unlike the demagogue Nasser, will understand that the enemy for Egypt is represented not by a bogeyman West, but by the ideology of Islam itself, which must be csystematically constrained, and undermined relentlessly by being exposed to critical scrutiny, for everything it does, and has done, for a millennium, to limit the possibliities, in every direction, for people who live in societies where Islam dominates, and Muslims rule.