Egyptian Democracy - through the window!

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by castlereagh, Dec 5, 2005.

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  1. Considering the Egyptian government in the final round of elections locked the doors of many a polling station so that voters would not vote for the Islamic Brotherhood (albeit reformed 8O ) The people in contravention of the governemnt action got round the police by using ladders to to vote!


    Is it time that we in the west, opened dialogue with Islamists such as IB in Egypt?
    Considering the collapse or near collapse of the secular opposition in places such as Syria and Egypt. The West may have to deal with a Middle East run by politcial Islamists as the western backed regimes of countries like Egypt cannot last, especially if they keep on denying the 'will' of the people.