Current situation in Egypt is the same dilemma that was there in the spring

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  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    Nov. 28, 2012 11:23 a.m.

    Now with regards to Morsi. Yes, he overplayed his hand. He thought that he had the right and he was wrong.

    I spoke today with an Egpytian friend who is a devout Moslem. I consider him to be a Moslem saint. He even went on the equivalent to a Moslem mission to Chad. We have had a lot of religious discussions. He looks back fondly on the Caliphate, the first few decades after Mohammed when Islam had something like a utopia. He tells me that the judges had nothing to do because the people were so good. The Caliphate ended when the Caliphs began to rule for themselves rather than for the people. For Morsi and the Moslem Brotherhood, they made the same mistake as the later caliphs who ruled for themselves. It always ends that way.

    In conclusion I told my friend that although there is no caliphate, we should live as if there was, i.e. we are to do good to others and not live for ourselves.

  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    Nov. 28, 2012 11:18 a.m.

    I am glad that the Mubarak was gone. Even if he is replaced by someone who is less friendly. The reason is that one of our principles is democracy. That means if they elect someone that we don't like we accept it rather than trying to get a dictatorial puppet. We are the United States of America, not the Soviet Union. We are the good guys.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    Nov. 28, 2012 9:36 a.m.

    This is what you can expect from radical Muslims.

  • mohokat Ogden, UT
    Nov. 28, 2012 9:27 a.m.

    Way to go Mountainman. Obamas famous Arab spring seems to be imploding in his face. I guess we should welcome back the bad guys he helped depose. They were sure better for the U.S. than what we now have.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Nov. 28, 2012 7:45 a.m.

    Another dictator is born, enabled by the Obama administration! Now hold on Obama supporters! If this had happened under the Bush administration, would you not blame him? Didn't we see and hear Hillary over in Egypt cheering on the "Arab Spring" and calling for the resignation of Mubarak? Also, isn't this what you liberals love: all powerful, big government control? Interesting dilemma you face isn't it? Can't have it both ways; can't have big, powerful governments without dictatorships! The history of the world is full of examples and now we have yet another! This is precisely why liberalism is dangerous and the enemy of free people everywhere!