Muslim Brotherhood Egypt Israel Peace Treaty: How Democracy-Loving are Egyptians Really? People to Decide on Peace or Not

When is it ever acceptable for a Nation’s leaders to hold a vote on whether or not to extinguish another Nation? That is what Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is doing. The Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty was signed in in 1979, after which Israel gave back to Egypt, the Sinai Peninsula, after Egypt’s humiliating defeat in the Six Days War – which they and other surrounding countries waged against the only Democracy in the Middle East. If public opinion is taken seriously, which is doubtful, we will now find out how democracy-loving the Egyptian people really are.

Rashad Bayoumi

(For a chuckle and for insight into Bayoumi, take a look at Weasel Zippers’ tag on the photo above and quotes)

The Muslim Brotherhood’s “deputy Supreme Leader,” Rashad Bayoumi says, no matter what the people want, the “Brotherhood” will never “sit down” with Israel. “We will not deal with Israelis by any means,” he said.

Israel National News:

The Muslim Brotherhood won approximately 40 percent in the first rounds of voting for the next Egyptian legislature, giving it a plurality. The next popular party is the even more radical Salafi al-Nour party, which won nearly 30 percent of the vote.

Salon writer Laura Miller is giddy about the further enslaving of Egyptians and the further assaults on the families of those who lost loved ones during the “revolution,” AND compares it to the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Egypt’s revolution heralds the coming obsolescence of the late-20th-century-style militarized pseudo-democracy in the Middle East, and its influence has extended as far as Wall Street’s Zuccotti Park. Future generations will surely study Tahrir Square and what happened there intensively, but anyone in search of an expert account today need look no further than Ashraf Khalil’s “Liberation Square: Inside the Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation.”

The link directly above takes you to Barnes and Nobel with a photo of the book. Note the “Rebirth of a Nation” in the title. No doubt the Muslim Brotherhood believes the billions in aid from the U.S. over the years has them now in a position to take on Israel without losing land and honor.

I haven’t read the book and am not denigrating it in any way, but am pointing out that the “rebirth” has been and will continue to be painful because…Egypt is a Muslim country.

Do we want to believe the Arab Spring was about democracy or domination? Are you honest enough to admit the people long for freedom but will never have it in a Muslim country?

Here’s the short history of the Sinai:

“In 1956, French, British, and Israeli forces engaged Egypt in response to its nationalization of the Suez Canal and blockade of the Straits of Tiran. Israeli forces withdrew in March 1957, after the United Nations established the UN Emergency Force (UNEF) in the Gaza Strip and Sinai.”

“Gamel Abdul Nasser [Egyptian President] asked the United Nations to withdraw the forces which had been stationed on the frontier with Israel since the Suez war of 1956, and when this was done he closed the straits of Aqaba [Tiran] to Israeli shipping…As tension mounted, Jordan and Syria made military agreements with Egypt.”
Albert Hourani, A History of the Arab Peoples, 1991

“On 5 June Israel attacked Egypt and destroyed its air force; and in the next few days of fighting the Israelis occupied Sinai as far as the Suez Canal, Jerusalem and the Palestinian part of Jordan, and part of southern Syria (Golan Heights), before a cease-fire agreed on at the United Nations [June 10] ended the fighting.”
Albert Hourani, A History of the Arab Peoples, 1991

The Global Jihad is healthy, very much alive, and more violently perpetrated against Muslims than “infidels.”

Many thanks to new Twitter friend dee lucas @dee6162

Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook