Democratic Egypt to Ban Bikinis, Beer and King Tut
by Doug Giles
â€œ…reporters selling us that smack during the outset of the Arab Spring: â€œRevolutionaries,â€ they called the Egyptian dissidentsâ€”veritable â€œmutineers from Mubarakâ€™s mayhem, sick of servitude and longing for liberty, just like Paul Revere!â€
â€¦telling us that Egyptian â€œfreedom fightersâ€ were getting rid of that old meanie Mubarak and were headed for a â€œdemocracyâ€ in the land of Pharaoh…
â€¦ the Muslim Brotherhood started popping up all over the place, gaining control over the â€œsecularâ€ Egyptian military.
â€¦after Mubarak got deposed, the â€œnew democracyâ€ reestablished relations with Iran and Hamas and officially told Israel to blank off.
â€¦ this past week the â€œfreedom folksâ€ in Egypt have put forth their liberty legislation that includes:
– bans on bikinis,
– bans on mixed bathing on beaches,
– bans on drinking beer in public
– getting rid of the Sphinx, the pyramids, and other ancient Egyptian archaeological wonders.
Call me weird, but that doesnâ€™t sound like liberty to me.
Radicals hijacked Egypt, and the Egyptians who truly long for freedomâ€”at least as defined by sane standardsâ€”are now more SOL than they were under Hosniâ€™s boot.