Comments on: Jon Stewart v. Muslim Brotherhood http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/04/05/jon-stewart-v-muslim-brotherhood/ Fri, 31 Jul 2015 03:37:49 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: paintcan http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/04/05/jon-stewart-v-muslim-brotherhood/#comment-2622 Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:55:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1644#comment-2622 Bringing “freedom” to some places on earth is like pulling all the damping rods out of a nuclear reactor all at once. It will become overheated and possibly explode.

All societies seem to live with some traces of dogma and they aren’t restricted to religions. Dogmatic opinions are as common as dirt. The poor like them because they save time and a lot of mental effort. They have to survive some way or another and freedom of thought and action seems to correlate with leisure and freedom from want. None of that seems to be in great abundance in Egypt now.

Voltaire – like Nurgle mentions -is almost common sense and remember what happened. It’s also debatable what side of the revolution he may have actually supported. He was fortunate to die before the Revolution and could enjoy the status of patron saint. Otherwise he might have gone to the scaffold too. If he survived the terror he might have been at risk of loosing some of his luster. He was loved by many of the aristocracy and even the likes of Frederick the Great and Catherine II of Russia. He had the wrong friends.

@CDN_rebel: I never heard a better description of tyranny.

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By: SayHey http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/04/05/jon-stewart-v-muslim-brotherhood/#comment-2620 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:34:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1644#comment-2620 @CDN_Rebel – this story states that Egypt is the most populous Arab country – which is correct.

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By: usagadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/04/05/jon-stewart-v-muslim-brotherhood/#comment-2619 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:53:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1644#comment-2619 How is this incident not a simple continuation of Jew vs Muslim that has been going on in the Middle East since 1948? The US is clearly on the side of Israel no matter what the situation, so why is anyone surprised with the behavior of either side? This is a red herring.

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By: armyboy http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/04/05/jon-stewart-v-muslim-brotherhood/#comment-2618 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 16:45:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1644#comment-2618 In response to “rebel”. Tryannies do not happen over night. They start by taking one right or freedom away at a time. Sometimes it happens so slowly that the people do not know it because they still trust those in power to have their interests and safety at heart. Luckily for us here in the US we have a Consitution and Bill of Rights that allows us to tell the political class to back off. That is if we are brave and serious enough to do that. That is what the Tea Party did and was there while Obama was still playing the race card on Clinton. Have you ever used the term tea-bagger to someones face or only in an anonymous post? Another tough guy.

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By: Crash866 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/04/05/jon-stewart-v-muslim-brotherhood/#comment-2617 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:31:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1644#comment-2617 How is that Arab Spring brought to you by FB & Twitter working out…tick tock…

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By: RGee http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/04/05/jon-stewart-v-muslim-brotherhood/#comment-2615 Sun, 07 Apr 2013 17:29:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1644#comment-2615 A good starting point for anyone wanting to get a better understanding of the Muslim Brotherhood’s core beliefs would be the writings of Sayyid Qutb. Any search engine will bring up the basics.

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By: wmiller55428 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/04/05/jon-stewart-v-muslim-brotherhood/#comment-2614 Sun, 07 Apr 2013 14:37:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1644#comment-2614 Well,
This is a complete masturbatory homage to a so-so comedian. Are you going to send him flowers as well?

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/04/05/jon-stewart-v-muslim-brotherhood/#comment-2613 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 17:54:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1644#comment-2613 America has little choice but to watch this pot as it boils over. Perhaps, like Bond’s martini, it must be shaken and not stirred?

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By: CDN_Rebel http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/04/05/jon-stewart-v-muslim-brotherhood/#comment-2612 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 17:40:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1644#comment-2612 Also, there are more muslims in India, Pakistan, and Indonesia, than in Egypt – why do reporters keep saying it is the most populous muslim country? If you mean in the Middle East or Africa then say so because it certainly is NOT in the world.

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By: CDN_Rebel http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2013/04/05/jon-stewart-v-muslim-brotherhood/#comment-2611 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 17:38:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1644#comment-2611 Freedom of speech is absolutely necessary for democracy – deny it and embrace tyranny (and not the silly tea-bagger nonsense they call tyranny – I mean brutal crushing wanton avaricious capricious totalitarian rule, not light social reforms). Which is one of the main dictate of Islam, the unchallengable dictatorship based on ‘laws’ written over 1400 years ago by a peasant turned warlord. If they can complain of western influence/interference than we can complain about their lack of freedoms and human rights.

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