Is Egypt Goin’ to be the Next Islamic Republic of Iran?
Everybody’s hoping that the ongoing protests in Egypt would yield some positive result. However, it looks that a number Egyptian protesters never really learned their lesson, as hateful calls against Israel and the United States, which is being accused as President Hosni Mubarak’s coddler, continue to resonate in the nation’s post-modern political revolt. A number of video reports on YouTube show Egyptian protesters begin to turn their anti-Mubarak protests into anti-Israel and anti-America hate-fest.
What makes the Egyptian revolution very much disappointing is the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood is becoming more and more influential among anti-government demonstrators. This grim development has all the stench and signs of the 1979 Iranian revolution, which was successfully hijacked by Muslim extremists who deceived the Iranian people and the mindless intellectuals in the West and turned Iran into what it is today, a country of bloodshed, economic crisis, graft and corruption, high inflation, unemployment, and great misery.
Thirty-two years ago U.S. President Jimmy Carter, a mindless democrat, saw the rise of the Islamic dictatorship in Iran. Today, another communist-democrat White House occupant, President Barack Obama, is likely to witness the rise of a new Islamic dictatorship- this time Egypt. If Carter’s -and his predecessor’s (Ronald Reagan)- policy of appeasement put America to global shame, it now appears that Obama’s policy of appeasement and self-sacrifice could finally bring America to its knees.
What the Egyptian protesters and the mainstream media failed to understand is that there’s a totalitarian political ideology that is lurking in the dark and intends to hijack the anti-Mubarak protests for political gain. The deliberate destruction of Egypt’s historic treasures is one of the major signs that the religion of Islam is becoming a dominant force behind the anti-government demonstrations.
One of the anti-terrorism experts who expressed disappointment over the Egyptian revolution is former PLO Terrorist Walid Shoebat who said that the Muslim Brotherhood,which is behind Hamas and many terrorist Islamic organizations in the United States, is the evil spirit that seeks to turn today’s semi-secular government of Egypt into a Islamic Republic. Shoebat offered a grim prediction on the possible post-revolution fate of Egypt, saying two remaining factions- the leftists and the Muslim Brotherhood- would compete for political power once Mubarak is ousted.
In fact even the Islamic dictatorship of Iran is actively encouraging what it calls a “freedom seeking” movement in Egypt to help create its dream of a fundamentalist Islamic Middle East. Iranian officials, for the first time, said Tuesday they are offering support to the protesters in Egypt. Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on state television, “With the knowledge that I have of the great revolutionary and history making people of Egypt, I am sure they will play their role in creating an Islamic Middle East for all freedom, justice and independence seekers.”
The current situation in Egypt actually makes former US President George W. Bush sound like a clairvoyant with his statement about the state of freedom in the Arab world. He asked: “Are the peoples of the Middle East somehow beyond the reach of liberty? Are millions of men and women and children condemned by history or culture to live in despotism? Are they alone never to know freedom and never even to have a choice in the matter?”
Now I’d like to share this Iranian exiles’ message to Egypt written by Dr. Arash Irandoost.
The Iranian revolution 32 years ago was hijacked by Muslim extremists who deceived the Iranian people and turned Iran to what it is today, a country of misery, corruption, high inflation, unemployment, human trafficking, drugs, prostitution, rape, torture, hunger, poverty, hangings and murder.
Thirty-two years ago, President Carter turned its back on the United State’s long- time ally and sided with Khomeini. Carter, in his naiveté, thought that Khomeini would bring democracy and freedom to the Iranian people, even though he called Iran the island “of stability in the region
Now, Iranians yearn for the freedoms they once had, not to mention the democracy to which they aspired.
Rulers of Iran have indeed taken the country back to the medieval times. Boys and girls cannot hold hands while walking on the streets. Islamic dress code is strictly enforced. All forms of entertainment and joyfulness are prohibited. Women are treated like second class citizens. They are hanged or stoned for having sexual relationships with the opposite sex, even though in some cases their male partners might have been the culprit. Political freedoms are taken away. Corruption runs rampant. Independent newspapers are shut down. Religious minorities are persecuted. Many political activists, who helped bring this regime to power, are killed or forced out of the country and their latest’s “son of revolution”, Dr. Ibrahim Yazdi, is now rotting in the regime’s jail.
Second to China, Iran is the worst violator of human rights in the world
And President Obama, unfortunately, is in bed with both.
Right after, the Shah of Iran left Iran, Islamists headed by hate-filled and arrogant Khomeini, forgot all the promises made to the Iranian people and started a reign of terror, cultural and human genocide that is continuing to this day.
As Iranians, we are much worried about you and the future of Egypt. The situation at hand has much in common with what took place in Iran 32 years ago. Your future does not look promising and your options are much limited, after Hosni Mubarak’s departure. Do not repeat our mistakes and take lessons from our experience.
On one hand, there is El Baradei, with questionable ties to the Iranian regime, who is promising a secular democracy for Egypt. Frankly, he lacks the charisma and political savvy. His questionable past, as the head of IAEA, who stood by and allowed the regime to continue its nuclear program, and his current affiliations with Iran leaves much to be desired. He might be a short-term fix but not a long-term answer to what lies ahead for Egypt.
On the other hand, there is the Muslim Brotherhood. They are much akin to Khomeini who promised us reform but never delivered. Iranian lobbyists and organizations such as CAIR are serving as the mouthpiece for them to convince the world that they are the only option to bring democracy and stability to the region, much as Marxists and the Tudeh Party served as the mouthpiece for Khomeini with similar message. They are intentionally quiet and the liberal-leaning Western media is not talking about them, since the ordinary freedom fighting Egyptians are doing their dirty work for them, for now. But soon, their ugly head will rear itself. President Obama’s measured speech, reiterated by Secretary Clinton and Senator John Kerry clearly show which side they are on. Wikileaks shows that they may be behind the riots.
PDMI, as a real Iranian opposition body, appreciates and supports your quest for freedom and democracy in Egypt and hopefully the greater Middle East. But as the saying goes: It is not what it seems. Muslim Brotherhood, funded by Iran and aided by Hezbollah and Hamas, is much in control of the uprising and if not careful, will lead Egypt toward the future Islamic Republic of Egypt. If you indeed have followed events of 32 years in Iran and have witnessed the brutality Iranians have suffered under the dictatorship of Islamic Republic, you would stay alert. History has shown that, mixing religion with state is not the solution to complicated social, political and economic problems of a country. Despite its oil revenues of $80 Billion annually, Iran has been set back almost a century under the corrupt Iranian theocratic regime. Is that what Egyptians want for Egypt?