Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Unpleasant Choices: Islamists vs. the Corrupt

Nowadays the West is facing a very unpleasant decision concerning support for Middle Eastern and Moslem regimes world wide.  The choice is whether to support a full democratic electoral process knowing radical Islamists will come to power or to back corrupt pro-Western secular rulers who at best allow for partially rigged elections but assure their own continued terms in office.  The most prominent example is Egypt where Hosni Mubarak won the recent contest and parliamentary vote but it is an open secret that the Moslem Brotherhood (despite certain gains) would have polled a much better outcome provided the elections had been totally honest.
Thomas Braun, Lima, Peru

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