Does the Muslim Brotherhood hold the majority in Egypt?

07 Feb

The President, various elected politicians and a majority of the antique media keep asserting that they do not, some saying that they represent between 10 and 20% of the vote.

Buried in an article in Reuters, however, is this little factoid…

In such a disfigured political environment it is impossible to judge the real popularity of the Brotherhood. In parliamentary elections in 2005, the first stages of which were relatively fair, the Brotherhood won 88 of the 165 seats they contested. In the latter stages police stopped people voting.

That’s 53%, which sounds like a majority to me.

Why all the denial and obfuscation? If Egypt turns into another Iran before the next election that really doesn’t look good for the President.

1 Comment

Posted by on February 7, 2011 in politics


One response to “Does the Muslim Brotherhood hold the majority in Egypt?

  1. Saddlesore

    February 9, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Quite frankly, I think Obama is pleased that Egypt may become an Islamic state. Since becoming President, Obama has been consistently alienating our allies and caving to our enemies. Did you hear the latest on how we sold out the Brits by giving the Russians data on British nuclear missles to induce the Russians to approve the latest treaty?

    I won’t say what I am really thinking about Obama and what he is intending for this country. Suffice it to say, he seems to do everything he can to weaken the US and embolden our enemies. Unless, of course, the US is the enemy to Obama and he really wants our actual enemies to prevail over us. You decide.


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