This is being reported by the AP today:
Mustafa Hegazy, a political adviser to interim President Adly Mansour, told a press conference Saturday that […] Egyptians took to the streets on June 30 – the day that led to Morsi’s ouster – to revolt against “religious fascism.”
I concur. The Muslim Brotherhood cult in Egypt today is akin to the Nazi cult in 1930s and 1940s Germany. It should now be outlawed in Egypt exactly as Nazism was outlawed in Germany after the war. It has ruined the country, and it cannot be brought back into a governing coalition–ever.
Egypt’s population consist of 10% Christians, many in Alexandria, a city of four million people. The Christians are in mortal peril should The Brotherhood ever claw its way back to power.
This is a lesson in the separation of religion and state. Ideas matter. Reason matters. Cosmopolitan openness to the world matters. Had Alexandria, for example, somehow remained within the domain of Western–not Islamic–civilization over the past 1500 years, who can doubt it would today be a rival to the world’s great cities–a Paris on the Mediterranean?
Now it’s a backwater.
The following quote comes from Middle East analyst Theodore May, and appeared as part of an opinion piece at CNN’s website last year:
[A] Muslim Brotherhood-led government – because of the widespread mistrust Islamists engender around the world – will inherently deter the international community from engaging Egypt on a business level.
He, of course, was correct, and it’s now the tragic and necessary duty of the military–allied with secularists, moderate Muslims, and Christians–to keep the Muslim Brotherhood from ever returning to power.
May Egypt’s future belong to this twelve-year-old Thomas Jefferson and not the religious fascists: