How Would Apostates, Adulterers, And Thieves Fare In A Democratic Egypt?

Razib Kahn has a most disturbing chart: Kahn explains the above: On the x-axis you see the proportion who accept that adulterers should be stoned. On the y-axis you see the responses to amputation and apostasy. The red points are the proportion who agree with the death penalty for apostates, and the navy points those [Read More...]

Fear Of Middle Eastern Democracy

Watching this video, I’m starting to fear those who have seemingly no belief in either the intrinsic value or potential effectiveness of democracy as much as I fear Islamism: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

“Today, There Is Joy.”

Will Wilkinson gives an eloquent defense of the joy in Egypt today: I admit that I am more than a little tempted to rain on the parade and note that Mr Mubarak’s departure guarantees nothing and that it is not unreasonable to fear a turn for the worse. There’s a tiny, stability-loving Burke on my [Read More...]

Muslim Mob Burns Churches, Demands Death Penalty Over Christian Man’s Leaflets “Insulting” Islam

The usual outrageous outrage: A Muslim mob burned churches and clashed with police in Indonesia on Tuesday as they demanded the death penalty for a Christian man convicted of blaspheming against Islam, police said. Two days after a Muslim lynch mob killed three members of a minority Islamic sect, crowds of furious Muslims set two [Read More...]

Not Bad For Political-Message Comedy

Jamie Kilstein: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Footage Of Attack On Anderson Cooper in Cairo

This really gives you the sense of the brutal, scary situation on the ground: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

A Plain-Clothes Mubarak Crackdown?

An upsetting and infuriating inference from Nicholas Kristof: Today President Mubarak seems to have decided to crack down on the democracy movement, using not police or army troops but rather mobs of hoodlums and thugs. I’ve been spending hours on Tahrir today, and it is absurd to think of this as simply “clashes” between two [Read More...]

Real vs. Fake Democratic Revolutions: A Pictorial Representation

via The Daily Dish (whose Egypt coverage all-day, everyday is must read) and whatstherumpus.) Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Should We Fear An Influential Muslim Brotherhood Would Push Authoritarian Islamic Policies?

Nathan Brown is a political science professor at George Washington University and director of the school’s Institute for Middle East Studies.  He gives an overview of the Muslim Brotherhood’s evolution from their found through to today, explains how their renunciation of violent means came to pass decades ago, why al-Qaeda sees them as sell outs, [Read More...]


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