How severe will be the consequences of having to deal with an Egyptian parliament which now consists of 76% Islamists?
January 21, 2012
“The party of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has won a sweeping victory in the country’s parliamentary election, taking 47 percent of the seats in the new assembly. The Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) won 235 of the 498 seats in the People’s Assembly, including a 108 in the first-past-the-post constituency votes. The hardline Islamist Al-Nour party is the assembly’s second largest bloc, with 29 percent of the seats won on party lists.”
The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) is an Islamist political party in Egypt. The Freedom and Justice Party will be based on Islamic law, “but will be acceptable to a wide segment of the population,” said leading member Essam al-Arian. The Al-Nour Party is an ultra-conservative Islamist party maintaining a strict version of Islam which is the same as the one official interpretation in Saudi Arabia.
What will be the outcome of this situation?
Is this the beginning of the end of American military cooperation with Egypt? Including the funding of the Egyptian military?
What does this mean for the future of Egypt? Only thousands of tourists instead of millions? Which company will invest in a country run by a large majority of Islamists?
What will it mean for the Christian Copts in Egypt?
What will it mean for Israel?
I am very worried.
What began as a peaceful revolution driven by moderate Muslims could end up as a total disaster.
How worried are you?
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