Jane Galt has a great piece about the possibility of Islamofascists winning democratic elections in the Mideast. It’s not as bad as it sounds.
Posted by Karol at 01:32 AM
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In the past, Islofascists have taken over the governments of Afghanistan and Iran. In both cases, the results have been disasters for the world and for their people-especially women.
For Jane Galt to hint that the Islofascists would be about the same as the present government of Egypt shows her total ignorance of Middle East history.
I don’t know. I like the idea of holding the people in these countries responsible for who they elect and I also like her thoughts that they’ll be too busy dealing with actual problems, with the hope of getting re-elected, that they’ll be too busy for jihad. The concern is, of course, that once they get elected they’ll do away with elections. We’ll have to keep an eye on that.
It is a moot point. The Islofascists have always taken over using violence.
Egypt has only one industry-tourism. Al Qaida has been blowing up tourists and tourists sites for at least 8 years. This has devastated the tourist industry and put the economy into a tailspin.
It is inconceivable that the Egyptians would vote them in and that is why Al Qaida continues to set off bombs.
It may be noteworthy to mention that, although not Muslim, the countries of Israel, South Africa and the Northern Irish province have all had people formerly regarded as ‘terrorists’ elected to office.