Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Islam; can it work anywhere?
'The real strength of the Nationalist movement in Egypt…lay not with these Levantines of the café but with the mass of practically unchanged bigoted Moslems to whom the movement meant driving out the foreigner, plundering and slaying the local Christian, and a return to all the violence and corruption which festered under the old-style Moslem rule, whether Asiatic or African.'
Theodore Roosevelt penned these remarkably prescient words in a 1911 letter to his longtime correspondent and friend, Sir George Otto Trevelyan, reflecting upon Roosevelt’s post-presidency visit to Cairo, Egypt, the previous year.
I found that fascinating.............here we are with Egypt becoming a despotic Islamist state when everyone was so excited about their supposed freedoms being restored after Mubarek.
Be careful what you ask for, I guess.
What do you think the future is for the Western world and Islamists?