Sunday, December 9, 2012

Egypt may remain more Islamist in its democracy; Zakaria: Things are actually better in the Middle East


Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi has pulled back from his power decree and is pressing for a referendum. But it seems as though the outcome is likely to be a constitution that follows more conservative aspects of Sharia and Islamic law and will not give equal rights in many areas, as to women.

The latest detailed CNN story, by Reza Sayah is here.   

Time has an account here

Here is Fareed Zakaria’s take on how the Middle East has changed since the 1980s


Yes, it’s better, he says.  It’s more democratic, and the worst elements are contained. This all sound like evaluating a chess position, about to move to the endgame.  

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