November 16, 2012
Arab Spring! Egyptians Really Are Intolerant
I'm not sure why this is so shocking, I mean anti-Semitism was invented in Egypt long before Mohammad perfected it.
A new poll taken to gauge the views of the Egyptian people shows a telling -- and chilling view – of the Egyptian population post-revolution. For those who envisioned the Arab Spring bringing with it a favorable view democracy in the Arab world, with its values of peace and tolerance, the results of this recent survey prove that view dead wrong.I'm sure this is just a result of oversampling Egyptian Islamic Jihad members.
A dramatic change in the Egyptian population’s view of Israel was also prominent in the results of the poll. Just three years ago, less than 25 percent of Egyptians favored breaking Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel. Now, 77 percent agreed that "The peace treaty with Israel is no longer useful and should be dissolved."
On a final note, despite U.S. President Barak Obama’s policy of outreach to the Muslim world, which he started at the beginning of his administration with his speech in Cairo (where the president insisted that representatives from the Muslim Brotherhood, at the time an outlawed organization in Egypt, be present), 60 percent of Egyptians think that the Obama administration has been a “negative thing” for the Arab world.