Saturday, June 7, 2008


After listening to the fourth lecture in Scott Powell's course, I am getting a sense that it will get worse as we go along. The theme is that an Islamist undercurrent movement is growing stronger and stronger. The outlook for Egypt is not bright. It could end up as the target for the Muslim Brotherhood and the ignition and battleground of a new Islamist jihad. When Anwar Sadat said that he was going right, he was turning left. He instituted a law of shame that said it was illegal to criticize the government. It has been a state of emergency since Hosni Mubarak took over in 1981.