Originally Posted by Aries Walker
Yeah, but this is a lot more secular, and totally home-grown, in one of the big three historical powers of the middle east. This couldn't be better news.
All because of one twentysomething fruit merchant in a tiny village in a third-world African country decided he'd had enough. It's amazing that it can all be traced back to one guy's one desperate, final act, which wasn't to shoot a place or blow up a national landmark somewhere. Mind-boggling.
Regardless of whether this had admirable aims to begin with, radical elements exist and will attempt to gain control. The people of Egypt have crossed the Rubicon, the die is cast. They must ensure that this turns out to have been good. If they allow the Muslim Brotherhood or similar to take over, matters are worse than before. This is only one step in a long journey that requires vigilance.