Thursday, 10 February 2011

Egypt on the brink...?

Egypt on the brink of a change of regime, if not a revolution. Report from Reuters here
Or not? Latest report here This could run for a while yet.
I'm sorry to bang on about this, but the western media almost always overlook the plight of Christians in the Middle East.
We hold the Copts and all Egyptian Christians in our prayers this evening.
For them, and for the whole world, the best outcome would be a strong and resolutely secular democratic government.
Bearing in mind the 1979 Iranian 'Revolution,' the worst possible outcome would be a weak interim administration menaced by a groundswell of Islamist opinion - unlikely in modern Egypt, but not out of the question given the volatility of the situation.
It would seem, too, that the well-meaning interventions of liberal western governments in the politics of the Middle East are almost always doomed to failure.
Don't the cynics say that the only thing we learn from history is that we don't learn anything from history?

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