Saturday, January 29, 2011

Egypt's Current Crisis: Nothing good can come of this...Replacing one tyrant with another does not solve the problem of tyranny.

Islamic Revolution: Undesirable Change!

An egg farmer went to his hen house, to the nest of his best layer, and discovered that instead of an egg, the nest contained a quarter, a dime, a nickel and a few pennies. He took the change and the chicken to the vet and told his tale. The vet answered " Its not a big deal, she's just going through her change.".
    Not all change is improvement. Our elected leaders need to learn the difference between the two concepts, they are not identical.  Replacing one tyrant with another does not solve the problem of tyranny.  Replacing a monarch with an autocrat is not an improvement.  Replacing the Mubarak regime with the Muslim Brotherhood will not improve the lot of the mill run of Egyptians.   What good did replacing the Shah with an Ayatollah do for Iranians?
        Rioting peaks on Friday afternoons. That is not a coincidence; the riots result from the sermons preached at Jumah Salat. It is an Islamic movement, not a democratic movement.
    If the believers succeed in overthrowing Mubarak & Hussain, there will be consequences. The peace treaties with Israel will be abrogated and a new war will result in the near term future, likely resulting in widespread death and destruction.  The economies of Egypt & Jordan will decline, resulting in starvation for many on the lowest rungs of the economic ladder. 
    If those revolts succeed, more will follow against other regimes. The price of oil will escalate, resulting in damage to our economy. It is a matter of momentum.  If the rioters think they can get away with it; if Mubarak does not use sufficient force to quell them, then all is lost. If he cracks down, his regime will lose face. If not, he will lose his sinecure. 
    Shutting off the internet and cell phone communication is vitally necessary to interrupting the revolution's command, control, coordination & intelligence functions. To us, it appears to be an outrage. To the regime, it is a basic necessity for survival.
    To Muslims, success is a function of obedient submission to Allah in all details. They perceive failure & suffering to be the fruits of disobedience to Allah. Reimposing strict enforcement of Shari'ah is their proposed solution.  The Qur'an & sunnah condemn revolution against a just ruler who enforces Shari'ah.  To rationalize revolt, they must commit takfir, declaring the regime to be un-Islamic.  Nothing good can come of this in the short run.
Posted by Ben at Take Our Country Back

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