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Monokultur » Ægyptens forår


Ægyptens forår

Diverse — Drokles on June 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Det Muslimske Broderskabs nye demonstrationer på Tahrir-pladsen i Cairo, som svar på militærets midlertidige ophævelse af parlamentet stiller det arabiske forår i Ægypten i et ulideligt klart lys; alternativet til militæret er ikke en ung, viril, vestligt orienteret, friheds- og lighedsbevidst demokratisk moderne befolkning. Dette billede fra Tahrir-pladsen ledsagede en artikel i Politiken om demonstrationerne mod militæret. Alle bedende og alle mænd.

Det Muslimske Broderskab står i denne krise som det eneste magtalternativ til tomrummet efter Mubarak. Og så betyder det mindre om de rent faktisk vandt valget, som de hævder for, som Raymond Ibrahim noterer

Left unquoted by the Western media are the many Egyptian analysts that have a different tale to tell—that the secular candidate, Ahmed Shafiq, has won.

But what does the Muslim Brotherhood have to benefit by claiming victory now, if official results might prove otherwise on June 21, a mere three days from now? Simple: they will be able to scream foul play—and gain the world’s sympathy. For days the world will have been inundated with news that the Brotherhood won, so that, when and if it hears that Shafiq won, it will naturally conclude electoral fraud—which best serves the Islamists’ interests.

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Knowing the Brotherhood’s deceptive tactics—”War is deceit” declared their prophet—there is good reason to think that they may have planned a propaganda victory well before the elections. They could claim victory, won fair and square; they could have their Islamist and Western media supporters trumpet it; they could embed it in everyone’s mind over the course of three days before the results are formally announced—all to set the playing field to their advantage.

Then, if Shafiq wins, everyone—from militant Islamists in Egypt to a grandstanding U.S. Secretary of State—will shout, “foul play!” thereby exonerating the long promised civil war Egypt’s Islamists vowed to wage if the election did not go their way—a rebellion that would then be portrayed in the West as a result of “grievance.”

Daniel Pipes argumenterer for at generalerne har kuppet Hosni Mubarak ved at spille sekularister og islamister ud mod hinanden. Så det eneste relevante spørgsmål er om militæret i sidste ende har forregnet sig.

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