I woke today to find that 63.8% of the Egyptian electorate approved a very Islamist-biased new constitution, formulated by the Muslim Brotherhood. I have become increasingly fearful of the events now unfolding in the Middle East: A steady shift of power from corrupt pan-Arab nationalist leaders to Islamist extremists. These Islamist thugs taking power don’t represent an expression of democracy just because they’ve been elected. Egypt’s voters are by-and-large uneducated and/or illiterate, basing their decisions more on what their extremist imams preach every Friday in their sermons; basing their voting decisions much less, if any, on news, education, history, social media — the things that Westerners take for granted. Unfortunately, many Westerners equate an election with democracy, forgetting that Hitler was elected.
Islamists are extremely violent, misogynistic, anti-Western, anti-democratic, and intolerant thugs. They will do and say anything to achieve their ultimate goal, that of absolute power and total domination of the Earth under Islam. According to Raymond Ibrahim of the Middle East Quarterly, deceit is one of the primary tactics of Islamic extremists:
… This, then, is the dilemma: Islamic law unambiguously splits the world into two perpetually warring halves—the Islamic world versus the non-Islamic—and holds it to be God’s will for the former to subsume the latter. Yet if war with the infidel is a perpetual affair, if war is deceit, and if deeds are justified by intentions—any number of Muslims will naturally conclude that they have a divinely sanctioned right to deceive, so long as they believe their deception serves to aid Islam “until all chaos ceases, and all religion belongs to God.” Such deception will further be seen as a means to an altruistic end. Muslim overtures for peace, dialogue, or even temporary truces must be seen in this light, evoking the practical observations of philosopher James Lorimer, uttered over a century ago: “So long as Islam endures, the reconciliation of its adherents, even with Jews and Christians, and still more with the rest of mankind, must continue to be an insoluble problem.” …
I keep hearing the words of an old Who song, “Won’t get fooled again,” going through my head: