Friday, 25 May 2012

Egypt - a sense of foreboding

So this is the outcome of the so-called 'Arab Spring' - a run-off in Egypt's presidential election between an Islamist and a member of the former authoritarian  regime. Meanwhile, for Egypt's Christians the future looks increasingly uncertain [see here and here].
One wonders whether the West and its liberal media's quasi-mystical belief in the universal exportability of democracy is entirely justified. Elections and majority rule are one thing: it is far more difficult to establish a equally 'democratic' respect for the legal and social rights of minorities.
Report here  from The Telegraph 

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