Not even after death do we part

The Arab Spring in Egypt is over.  The revolution managed to oust President Hosni Mubarak and transform the Muslim Brotherhood into a political force so strong they control nearly "half the seats in Egypt's newly elected parliament." Although the Brotherhood is attempting to attain political credibility, according to the Jewish Virtual Library, the radical Islamic group gaining political power in Egypt "opposes secular tendencies of Islamic nations and wants a return to the precepts of the Qur'an, and rejection of Western influences." The slogan of the Muslim Brotherhood is is: "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope." In light of that level of religious zealotry, concerns extend to "Egypt's secularists as well as U.S. officials." The fear? The "Islamist group could remake the country, threatening the rights of women and religious minorities. Such fears were only exacerbated by the...(Read Full Post)