Originally Posted by mohamedwa
Iam an egyptian myself and am not a fan of the muslim brotherhood but saying that they are terrorists/extremists...etc is simply absurd...clearly none of u have read about the brotherhood....ever since it was founded in 1928 the brotherhood has mainly abandoned violence to achieve its goals but rather prefered politics ( mainly by gaining popularity among the egyptian public )....the brotherhood is quite large and global...here in egypt for example u wud expect the brotherhood to be composed of extremists and etc...on the contrary its composed MAINLY of well-educated people ( doctors engineers university professors etc) ...the reason they ceased control of the egyptian parliamant is because they are the STRONGEST and most POPULAR political organization in Egypt....again i say i do not support them but they ARE NOT TERRORISTS/EXTREMISTS....they use FAIR ways in achieving their goals.....as for how they want to rule the country or how they want the country to be like...well all i gonna say is that the majority of the egyptians voted for them ( they alone have 49 percent of the parliamant seats ) so i guess that its the people of egypt's choice ...so ruled by islamic sharia or not is simply none of other countries' business........ ( no offense )
I don't like the Brotherhood but one must give them a chance to proof themselves. It's as you say, a majority voted for them. One must respect that. But the problem is : sharia law is contradictory to democracy. Sharia law is religios law and in a democracy you cannot enforce Islamic laws on people who practice another religion. When a person wants to live according to Sharia law, it's Ok but he may not enforce it upon others.