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“It’s not over until the fat lady sings.”

Reuters reports that Egyptian security forces arrested the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday, in a crackdown against the Islamist movement after the army ousted the country’s first democratically elected president.

“The dramatic exit of President Mohamed Mursi was greeted with delight by millions of jubilant people on the streets of Cairo and other cities overnight, but there was simmering resentment among Egyptians who opposed military intervention.”

First of all let’s make it clear that Morsi was not democratically elected any more than Hussein Obama was democratically elected. Ballot boxes were stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey and vote rigging was almost as obvious in Cairo as it was in Chicago (but not quite).

While ordinary Egyptians are not much interested in Islam they are interested in freedom and an environment that will allow them to go to work and earn a meager living. Hosni Mubarak gave them that environment for 30 year after the murder of Sadat by the Muslim Brotherhood. While it is unlikely that 85 year old Mubarak could summon the strength to bring back order we must pray that a strong leader like him will emerge very soon to bring back order out of the chaos that always follows a Muslim takeover.

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