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Last week, I was in Egypt, a country presently moved by an optimism that reflects a high state of political consciousness.
WORDSUntil the US, Israel and other"western" powers come to grips withrecognizing and negotiating withthe large Muslim "majorities"in the Middle East, it will make"getting it" an impossibility, precluded by policy.Our attitudes are defined by "words" we are fed.It must be recognized that theMuslim factions will not functionsmoothly in all cases. It mustalso be accepted that they willnot always agree with us or withother "minorities".It must also be recognized thatthe US, Israel and others are theterrorists, the terror-states.Muslim political parties have beenbanned, tortured for decades.There is no suggestion that Muslimsare always and inexorably "right".Neither are "copts". Neither arethe apartheid, theocratic Israelis.Central in the efforts of the USis that a government without majorinput (control not just "advice")is not a primary factor is nosolution or resolution at all.Rantings about killings, violence a bit suspect to say the least. There seems little attention to attacks,slaughters, oppression by imperial forces in Muslim lands.For my part, I will feel much relieved when Muslim factors haveshouldered their responsibilites in governance. This may be a "new"experience for copts. If so theymust adjust to it.As an example, note the develop-ment of HAMAS after their electionin GAZA in 2006. They have consistently impressed with their leadership and statesmanship.And this has been despite the mosthorrendous opposition by the US& Israel (eg "Operation Cast Lead",seiges,blockades, occupations, and much more, allactions which the US refuses toacknowledge as in the veto ofthe proposal in the UN SecurityCouncil of February 18, 2011---supported by every OTHER CouncilMember.)We must find ways to define andredefine the many situations asthese are developed in Mid-Easternnations.email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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