Egyptian Democracy Hijacked?
An energized Sean Hannity took the Wednesday airwaves and described an interview he saw on Eliot Spitzer’s television show last night. Spitzer interviewed radical Muslim activist Imam Adjem Choudary who said the revolution in Egypt “has all the flavors of an Islamic uprising.” Yet for some reason, Spitzer insisted the chaos was a Democratic movement. “Spitzer is too stupid to listen to [Choudary]. I believe whatever Democratic revolution started this has been hijacked by radicals and my great fear is as we look around at Yemen, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia and Jordan that you have the potential of real mass destruction.” The Muslim Brotherhood is seeking political legitimacy and has generated support by protesters in Egypt. But just what is the Muslim Brotherhood? Catherine Herridge from FoxNews.com explains HERE.
Muslim Brotherhood Debate
Sean welcomed Brigitte Gabriel, founder of the American Congress For Truth, and Naeem Baig, Vice President of the Islamic Circle of North America to the second hour of the program. Sean started the interview by grilling Mr. Baig on his Muslim beliefs. When asked if he supported Sharia law Baig's response was inaudible. Sean continued to press Baig and asked if he supported Hamas. Naeem Baig mumbled and then claimed he had no knowledge of any violence from Hamas. Baig continued to duck and dodge Sean’s questions throughout the interview. Sean seized on the opportunity and proceeded to run circles around Baig – ultimately making him look quite foolish. Gabriel, on the other hand, had no qualms about calling The Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. “It is the oldest terrorist organization in the world, founded in 1928, and since that has established 70 offshoot Islamic organizations around the world that includes Al Qaeda and Hamas,” Gabri el explained.
Daniel Hannan On Crisis In Egypt
Daniel Hannan, the outspoken British politician and Member of the European Parliament, joined Sean to discuss the crisis in Egypt. Hannan agreed with Sean’s fear that the end result of all the unrest in Egypt could be a radical Islamic state. “Nobody wants to see the emergence of any kind of anti-Democratic or authoritarian regime,” Hannan told Sean. The question now, Hannan explained, is if the chaos occurring in Egypt now will lead to such a radical, anti-Democratic state. “My own view is that the West has made a mistake,” Hannan described. “We were so scared at the prospect of some of these Muslims taking over that we ended up propping up some terrible, terrible strong men. There are some really nasty dictatorships around that region,” said Hannan. The end result is that we’ve ultimately created the thing we’ve been trying to avoid. “Fundamentalism thrives on persecution. The policy of backing secular strongmen has failed in its own terms, as well as being morally objectionable. It’s time to try Democracy. Our inclination, other things being equal, should be towards representative government. We have, after all, made the same mistake before. In Iran, we lined up behind a brutal autocracy because the alternative was thought to be Islamic fundamentalism. As Sarah Palin might put it, ‘How’s that workin’ out for ya?’” Hannan concluded.