Sharia Supremacists Take First and Third Place in Egypt's Presidential Elections

Reports from the NY Times and Reuters confirm that the Muslim Brotherhood's late entry  "replacement" candidate, Mohammed Morsi, and a rival Muslim Brotherhood member candidate, Aboul Fotouh, garnered first and third place, 25% and 20% of the vote tally, respectively, during the first round of voting in the Egyptian Presidential elections. Second place went to another late entry in the contest.  Ahmed Shafik, a former Air Force general who briefly served as Mr. Mubarak's last prime minister, and received 23% of the vote. Morsi and Shafik will face each other in a final run-off election on June 16th and 17th Touting himself as the most "authentic" Sharia supremacist in the race, Mohammed Morsi, an American-educated engineer, and the leading vote getter in this initial round, re-affirmed  his firm commitment to implementing Islamic law in Egypt, consistent with full re-Islamization designs of the Muslim Brotherhood's 80 pp. manifesto, the "renaissance project." According...(Read Full Post)