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Comments: The myth of religious
violence

Dec. 21, p. 6

Watching and reading news on the current political dispute in Egypt, we might simply conclude that it is because of religion. The unrest has been blamed on the political decisions of the Muslim Brotherhood after it won the national election.

With their inclination to the right of the Islamic spectrum, Muslim Brotherhood figures in the government and legislature have been accused of manipulating many things, especially sharia-oriented policies and the upward political mobility of its leading figures.

Your comments:

Religion and politics are both powerful ways to control people and always have been.

Educated Egyptians and the Coptic minority want nothing to do with a sharia state for good reason. It will ruin the country. Learn from Indonesia! Nothing good comes from mixing radical religion with politics.

Nate

What it should show is that when certain religious parties get into control, under the illusion of supporting democracy, they end up attempting to be bigger tyrants than any monarch or military despot.

They do it in the form of “protecting the moral character” of the nation. They should be fought at every turn as their aim isn’t a forum of equality but an arena where we follow their rules.

Deddy K

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