None of this would be happening if it weren’t for Egypt’s newfound “democracy.” With that in mind, I feel like being politically incorrect. Borderline offensive. I feel like making you reevaluate your most cherished beliefs about democracy, human rights, religion, violence, and most of all, this undeservedly sacred “revolution.”
What I find most interesting is Egyptians' reactions to all this. On the one hand, there are those who are voluntarily and prematurely Saudifying themselves. I can't tell you how many women are now sporting ninja suits, and how many men have grown their beards in the past few months. And now that Morsi's in, they're getting a little pushy. It hasn't even been two weeks since Morsi "won" the presidency, and people are already boldly exerting pressure on women to cover up and act more Islamic.
On the other hand are those Egyptians who voted for Shafiq. Their reaction is most intriguing. The same Muslims and Christians who were deathly afraid of a Brotherhood victory are now telling me I'm crazy to think anything bad will happen. What?!? How does that work? How do you go from being rightly terrified before the election, to being totally at ease after it? Did Morsi's speech on tolerance and inclusion fool you? Did it allay your very logical fears? Or are you all subconsciously converting your fear into optimistic denial, because your tired souls can't take anymore reality? Do you really believe you can go back to Tahrir and get rid of the Brotherhood the way you think you got rid of Mubarak? Has your Pharaonic hubris gotten the better of you? Do you not realize that Islamists have a talent for sticking? And that the only way to get them out of power is to have a foreign country like the U.S. physically expunge them? ...(after she puts them in, of course.):
I don’t usually play the blame game, but I’m going to play it this time. And I’ll start by pointing my finger at the so-called “liberals” who just jeopardized the welfare of an entire nation.