The neocons, the Zionists and their Western allies insist that if there is to be change in Egypt then a future Egyptian government adopts a secular system of democracy that is not dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood. Their insistence on a moderate democratic Egyptian government is borne out of one simple consideration; Israel.
An Egyptian government dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood is unlikely to allow the continued isolation of the Gaza Strip and would likely discard the treaties that Israel had agreed with the Sadat-led, and later Mubarak-led, Egyptian government which has been in place for more than thirty years. It is this that Israel and the West fear most.
However, in insisting on a moderate democratic Egyptian government they ignore several essential facts that will likely upset the West’s aspirations for a future democratic Egypt free of Islamic influence.
First off, the wishes of the neocons, the Zionists and their Western allies do not correspond with the wishes of the Egyptian people. After all, it has been the Zionists and their Western allies, especially the US, which has stifled the wishes of the Egyptian people by supporting the Sadat-Mubarak dictatorship and its accompanying suppression and violation of the human rights of the Egyptian people. While the neocons have screeched about ‘democracy’ as part of their rhetoric, they too have quietly hoped that real democracy never takes root in the Islamic nations of the Middle East.
The neocons, Zionists and their Western allies also have their head in the sand over one other obvious fact which will just not go away and that is that Egypt is a nation where some 90% of the Egyptian people that are currently calling for democracy are Muslims with the vast majority of them being Sunni Muslims. Furthermore, while the current Egyptian constitution bans religious political parties that have a religious agenda, that same constitution does insist that future legislation conforms to Islamic law. If, though, the revolution is successful, it would likely see that the constitution is changed to included religious parties. The revolution, as Mohamed ElBaradei, a potential leader of a new Egypt, has already indicated, may even discard the old constitution and rewrite a new one entirely.
The fact is, the Islamic world is far more devout about their religion than the Western Christian-Judeao world is. Islam influences every corner of all Muslim society and life. The only reason Islam is excluded from Egyptian politics is by virtue of the support the dictators have received from the US and their allies.
That, if the revolution gets its way, will change.
It will be impossible to have a truly democratic Egypt without the strong influence of Islam being a part of it. If Israel wants to continue peace with a new democratic Egypt heavily influenced by Islam, then it must reconsider its stance with the Palestinian people particularly those that live in the Gaza Strip.
The West needs to get used to the idea that Islam is an important aspect of government within Muslim nations. The only way to peace in the Middle East is through a resolution to the conflict between the Zionists and the Palestinian peoples.
The only solution, regardless of how impossible it may seem now, is for the Jewish and Arab people to live freely as equals in one egalitarian state. The alternative will be an endless war that the Israelis will never be able to win.