Remember nine or ten months ago when the Egyptian revolution first began with the blessings and encouragement of our dear president Barack Obama? Remember all the commentary that the fall of Hosni Mubarek would lead to the Islamification of Egypt and a ruling class of militants would rise to fill the void and impose Sharia law?
Remember when the warnings of the Muslim brotherhood were put forth and the rebuttals were offered that it could never happen, as the people only wanted democracy?
Well it looks like the people of Egypt are about to get their democracy.
Only the version they are getting is spelled "Sharia" and it will be led by that group who never had a prayer of attaining power, "the Muslim brotherhood."
Islamist parties win the majority
Judges overseeing the vote count in Egypt's parliamentary elections say Islamist parties have won a majority of the contested seats in the first round. The judges spoke on condition of anonymity because official results are expected to be released later Thursday.PS. the logo at the top of the page? Crossed swords with a Koran in the center? Nice touch for the Muslim brotherhood as their symbol.
They say the Muslim Brotherhood could take 45 percent of the seats up for grabs. The liberal Egyptian bloc coalition and the ultra-fundamentalist Nour party are competing for second place.
Together, Islamist parties are expected to control a majority of parliamentary seats by March. This week's vote was the first of six stages of parliamentary elections that will last until then.
Continued success by Islamists will allow them to give Cairo's government and constitution a decidedly Islamist character. It could also lead Cairo to shift away from the West towards the Iranian axis.
It will also diminish the influence of Cairo’s caretaker junta, which has sought to maintain the Mubarak-era status quo and keep US foreign aid dollars – running into the billions per annum – flowing.