Booting Morsi a Step Towards True Democracy
Like many others concerned about Koranic Literalism (a/k/a Islamic Jihad) here in America, your humble blogger has been watching the on-going drama in Egypt with some measure of concern. To be clear, the drama I refer to began at least with the election of Morsi as President in a purported “democratic” election. (Can any electoral process involving the Muslim Brotherhood truly be labeled “democratic?”) Since Morsi’s purported involuntary exit, a good many pundits are concerned with whether the military’s removal of this Muslim Brotherhood puppet somehow taints the good name of “democracy” in Islamic countries. I posit that the Egyptian military’s action in removing Morsi at the very least shows that true democracy has not been beheaded in Egypt by Koranic Literalists.
Let us examine how an apparent Muslim Brotherhood supporter (appeaser?) argues that the removal of Morsi is a bad thing. (block quotes excerpted from “The Price of Terminating Democracy in Egypt” By Behzad Yaghmaian WSJ 7/7/13)
The military intervention and crackdown on the organization that Mr. Morsi represents, the Muslim Brotherhood, may force the group underground. Once out of public life and regarded as renegades, the Brotherhood would be more likely to pursue radical jihadist aims.
Question: When did the Muslim Brotherhood renounce “radical jihadist aims”?
Even people who are not Brotherhood supporters may be compelled to admit some day that this was not the best way to deal with an unpopular politician and his party.
Note how the writer sees Jihadist Morsi as merely an “unpopular politician”.
Once in power, however, the Brotherhood overestimated the support of the Egyptian masses. It became increasingly authoritarian, without a concession to pluralism.
Small footnote here: the Koran does not accept “pluralism” in the electoral sense, nor in any other sense.
To avoid further radicalization, Mr. Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood should remain a part of the solution to the political crisis in Egypt. Efforts must be made to neutralize, and not radicalize, them.
“Further radicalization”? This is the Muslim Brotherhood we are talking about; how could they be further radicalized? They are Koranic Literalists plain and simple. If anyone believes the Koran allows for true democracy, other than as a temporary subterfuge towards achieving a Jihadi goal, they are sadly mistaken. The Muslim Brotherhood will forever be an impediment to democratic politics. By “Grizzly Joe”