Friday, July 05, 2013

Arabs Angry, Confused.

Via Elder of Ziyon, news of another cunning Zionist plot. Or not:
A number of Arabic media are saying that the new interim president of Egypt, Adli Mansour, is actually a Jew!  
They get this little factoid from a Facebook post by Ahmed Mansour (presumably no relation,) an Al Jazeera reporter who is clearly a fan of Mosri. 
According to the post, Adli Mansour is really a Seventh-Day Adventist. This means, according to this well-informed journalist, that Adli is really Jewish. 
If that isn't evidence enough of Adli's guilt, Ahmed says that Adli approached the Coptic pope for baptism and was turned down. I'm sure that's relevant. 
Ahmed Mansour ends off his post by saying "Congratulations, [Egypt], you are now ruled by Jews and Christians."
Looking around the Middle East, they could do a lot worse...

As we speak the Egyptians are demonstrating Democracy, Arab Style. Step one - win an election. Step two - kill your opponents.

Algemeiner calls out idiots (including the Guardian) who believe that a simple election makes a democracy. Worth a read.


Anonymous Greek Fire said...

Fareed Zakaria has some interesting views on the nature of democracy:

"Democratically elected regimes, often ones that have been reelected or reaffirmed through referenda, are routinely ignoring constitutional limits on their power and depriving their citizens of basic rights and freedoms. From Peru to the Palestinian Authority, from Sierra Leone to Slovakia, from Pakistan to the Philippines, we see the rise of a disturbing phenomenon in international life -- illiberal democracy.

It has been difficult to recognize this problem because for almost a century in the West, democracy has meant liberal democracy -- a political system marked not only by free and fair elections, but also by the rule of law, a separation of powers, and the protection of basic liberties of speech, assembly, religion, and property."

Another way of looking at the issue is to view democracy as more than just a matter of popular elections.

Mere popular voting in a deeply religious country like Egypt is not likely going to produce a free and democratic society. For that there must also be constitutional protections to stop the tyranny of the majority and to guarantee individual rights and liberites.

Egypt has a long way to go in terms of becoming a democratic society. Given that 90% of Egyptian females have been genitally mutilated, did anyone really believe that the same people who tolerate such religiously sanctioned practices are going to vote for government that will implement a truly democratic society?

3:10 PM  

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