Comments on: Why Egypt’s crackdown on Islamists will lead to bloodshed http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/01/why-egypts-crackdown-on-islamists-will-lead-to-bloodshed/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: etchjune http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/01/why-egypts-crackdown-on-islamists-will-lead-to-bloodshed/#comment-1086338 Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:47:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41702#comment-1086338 Wow! What a one sided assessment. It completely ignores the LOATHING that the man on the street in Egypt feel towards all political Islam. Public figures in Egypt are distancing themselves from the brotherhood the same way politicians here in the U.S. distance themselves from scandal.

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By: yba http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/01/why-egypts-crackdown-on-islamists-will-lead-to-bloodshed/#comment-1076985 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:43:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41702#comment-1076985 The Muslim Brotherhood never expressed any interested in democracy, so the “dangerous signal” metaphor isn’t relevant. There have been plenty of examples of anti-democratic movements, communist usually but also movements such as Hamas in Gaza, winning elections and then dismantling the democratic processes and eliminating the freedom of expression that brought them to power. What indication is there that the Muslim Brotherhood would behave differently? Would that have been a more acceptable outcome? It’s clear from the recent clashes between the Egyptian army and ISIS in the Sinai peninsula that Egypt in for a period of bloodshed, but respect for democracy is hardly the issue for either ISIS or the Brotherhood. The “cycle of state repression” isn’t the cause of Islamic radicalization and violence. There is plenty of Islamic radicalization and violence in western democracies, even without repression.

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By: FBasili http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/01/why-egypts-crackdown-on-islamists-will-lead-to-bloodshed/#comment-1076977 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 18:40:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41702#comment-1076977 All what Mr. Bazzi does here is repeat the mantras of the Moslem Brothers and their allies of the garden varieties of Islamist Jihadist terrorist organizations causing rampant destructions to countries and societies throughout the Arab world today.
He insists on refereeing to the second Egyptian revolution of June 30, 2013 as a “coup”, ignoring the fact that more than twenty million Egyptians took to the streets demanding the ousting of Morsi and his dictatorial Moslem Brothers’ rule.

He also ignores the other fact that Al Sisi has won his presidential election with mover 95% of the votes in the election that followed that second revolution. Only the Muslim Brothers and the jihadist continue to refer to all this as a coup today.

Mr Bazzi also ignores the long bloody history of the Moslem Brothers and the entire Islamist movement in Egypt, as they time and time again resort to violence and assassinations of Egyptian political, religious, and cultural leaders, from the nineteen forties till today. Although Egypt has always had a variety of vibrant political organizations and movement, from the extreme right to the extreme left, only the Moslem Brothers has resorted and continues to resort to mass violence and assassination as a means for achieving its backward goal of re-establishing the defunct Islamic caliphate and the imposing of Sharia’ Law on the people of the region.

The Egyptian people have learned the lesson that Mr. Bazzi fails to learn, that these Islamist Jihadists who came from under the wings of the Moslem Brothers can bring only destruction and backwardness to their society, and that there is no progress and civilization in the Middle East if their terrorist ideology is allowed to exist.

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By: Ashdodi http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/01/why-egypts-crackdown-on-islamists-will-lead-to-bloodshed/#comment-1075315 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:02:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41702#comment-1075315 Amazing you can fit so many errors into one article. So let’s look at Morsi. Yes, he was democratically elected, but he then proceeded to fire judges who disagreed with him, arrested journalists and was about to illegally change the constitution to eliminate legal opposition. In effect, once in office he committed a coup d’etat. So stop the nonsense about being democratically elected. Second, as the author well knows, Arabs have a habit of solving political differences by assassination and murder–look no further than Lebanon(the authors home country), Syria or Iraq for proof. So there really is no choice for “democracy” there, the only choice is which dictator will be in power.

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By: evilhippo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/01/why-egypts-crackdown-on-islamists-will-lead-to-bloodshed/#comment-1075056 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 21:03:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41702#comment-1075056 If they crack down on the Islamists, there will be blood. If they do not, there will be blood.

I think we are long past the point where worrying about demonizing them is something that can be worried about. The point of no return is long gone, and not just in Egypt.

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By: eliekheder http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/07/01/why-egypts-crackdown-on-islamists-will-lead-to-bloodshed/#comment-1074789 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:05:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=41702#comment-1074789 I think Mohammad Bazzi tends to be a little bias toward the MB.

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