Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The Coup Against Egyptian Democracy is Bad for the World, No Matter How Unpopular President Moursi Was

The military 'suspension' of Egypt's one and only elected government is a bad thing.  Even if the elected president is unpopular and doing some things that are scary for religious minorities, he should not be ousted by mobs or generals. 

The Arab Spring is still one of the most promising developments in the world.  The Arab Muslim countries were the last holdouts against even attempting to create democratic societies. If there are ever to be stable, peaceful relations in the Middle East, the Arab nations have to establish real democracies.  And nowhere is this more important than in Egypt.


7 comments:

Nancy Botwin said...

It's good for everyone except Muslim extremists and or our president. We can thank GWB for the Arab spring.

bill said...

Was it bad for the world when we over threw the British?

gruntled said...

The American colonists were denied a share in the representative government that existed at that time. And that government was still one in with the hereditary monarch had the upper hand. That is quite different from the elected government of Egypt.

patti hearst... said...

As long as Muslim countries don't guarantee the rights of minorities they will never have a true democracy. The Brotherhood learned this the hard way.

Bubba said...

A religious democracy is an oxymoron.

gruntled said...

That is a strange claim, Bubba, considering that I (and you, I expect) live in one.

Anonymous said...

Correct. Muslim democracy is an oxymoron...