- Posted August 12, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Protests in Egypt: Your experiences
Muslims Brotherhood violence.
What do you do when you have thousands of maniacs roaming Egyptian streets terrorizing people? They claim it’s peaceful but in reality they are raising Al Qeada flags next to Morsi’s pictures.
Western policy makers and intellectuals for too long have refused to see that "radical" and "moderate" Islamism, while not equally violent, both produce tyranny. In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, the West feared that writing off Islamism entirely would mean alienating the Muslim world. But the resulting approach, which attempted to boost "moderate" Islamists over the "radicals," wasn't just an exercise in self-delusion: It meant missing opportunities to support anti-Islamist Muslims when they rose up against Islamist dictators, as we have seen this year in Egypt and Turkey. Eric Trager, Wall Street Journal July 18, 2013