I predicted 18 months ago here and here that the so-called Arab Spring in Egypt was going to result in the ascendancy of the Muslim Brotherhood, and it looks like that prediction was right on the money. It was easy to see this coming and I never understood all the pundits who thought otherwise. Polls in Egypt have shown for years that Egyptians want an Islamic theocracy, and they do not want democracy. It was plain for anyone to see, given that democracy is the hardest type of government to create, it certainly will not happen unless a lot of people want it bad enough to fight for it.
So that’s that. Allen West says, “the Arab spring is nothing more than a radical Islamic nightmare” and calls on Obama to cut off aid to Egypt and to repudiate the Muslim Brotherhood in the wake of the elections. There is no chance that Obama will do anything of the sort. Maybe Romney will.
Here is Allen West’s statement from his facebook page:
A year ago there were those of us who warned the Obama Administration of a Muslim Brotherhood takeover in Egypt. We were castigated as alarmists and loose cannons. Today our predictions have come to reality and the ominous specter reminding us of the Iranian revolution is evident. The Muslim Brotherhood claimed they would not run a presidential candidate. Clearly the Arab Spring is nothing more than a radical Islamic nightmare. Now we need to unequivocally reiterate our support to the Coptic Christians and Israel. What an incredible foreign policy faux pas by the second coming of President Jimmy Carter, the Obama Administration. I call upon President Barack Obama to cut off American foreign aid to Egypt, denounce the results of this election, repudiate the Muslim Brotherhood, and all radical Islamist political entities.
There won’t be many more elections in Egypt’s future. Now that the majority of Egyptians are pretty much guaranteed the Islamic theocratic state with sharia law they want so badly there’s probably no need for elections. Some of them, maybe lots of them, are going to find out they should have been careful what they wished for.
Mark Steyn said this about a year ago: “We can’t do anything about the disposition of the Egyptian electorate, but we could at least stop deluding ourselves.”