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Eric Walberg: Another view of events in Egypt

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 Guest: Eric Walberg, author of the forthcoming From Postmodernism to Postsecularism: Re-emerging Islamic Civilization Eric is also the author of an excellent new article on the coup d’état against President Morsi: Egypt’s revolution betrayed: Fuel for al-Qaeda fires

  “During the past few months, dozens of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood (MB) members have been murdered and their offices sacked and burned. The police openly refuse to protect them. Rather than ordering the opposition to drop their demand that Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, resign, and negotiate reasonably with his government, the army gave him a Hobson’s Choice: resign or be ousted. As General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi announced the army’s coup Wednesday, President Mohammed Morsi released a video on the president’s website denouncing the ouster. ‘I am the elected president of Egypt. The revolution is being stolen from us.’ Minutes later, the website was shut down, the video disappeared, and the president and 300 MB leaders were put under arrest, including the Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie, a step that not even Mubarak dared to take.”

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  1. Dear Kevin,
    Today marks the first day of Ramadan in Iran.
    Happy Ramadan to you.

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