Stunner. Radical Islamist Groups Are Gaining Stranglehold in Egypt

What a complete shock.
The radical Islamists are taking over in Egypt.

Kamal al-Halbavi, a senior member of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, told reporters in February he hoped that Egypt would have a “a good government, like the Iranian government, and a good president like Mr. Ahmadinejad, who is very brave.”

Kamal al-Halbavi (Kamal Helbawi) also told Iranian news in February that the Khomeini revolution in Iran over three decades ago set an example for others to follow today.

Now the Islamists are already taking control of Egypt.

The Telegraph
reported:

The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest Islamic movement and the founder of Hamas, has set up a network of political parties around the country that eclipse the following of the middle class activists that overthrew the regime. On the extreme fringe of the Brotherhood, Islamic groups linked to al-Qeada are organising from the mosques to fill the vacuum left by the collapse of the dictatorship.

The military-led government already faces accusations that it is bowing to the surge in support for the Muslim movements, something that David Cameron warned of in February when he said Egyptian democracy would be strongly Islamic.

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, warned on Sunday that the direction of Egyptian politics was anti-Israeli. He told diplomats last week that Egyptian officials – including Nabil al-Arabi, the foreign minister – were pandering to political militants by branding Israel as the “enemy”.

“I am very concerned over some of the voices we’ve been hearing from Egypt recently,” Mr Netanyahu said. “I’m especially concerned over the current Egyptian foreign minster’s statements.”

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