Take, for example, the cease-fire between Israel and the Brotherhood's Palestinian franchise - the designated terrorist organization, Hamas. Mohamed Morsi, the man the Muslim Brotherhood selected to replace Mubarak as president of Egypt, brokered the deal and...
good historical counter! But in the 11th century the differences between tribes and locations were not so great as today. Look at the spectrum of behavior regarding women today compared to then. Aside from Baghdad and Damascus the intellectual, social and economic differences were not as marked. One cannot compare the differences in revenue due to oil and spices. I would say that the at the boundaries the Islamic state was no more secure than the Roman state in Britain.
During the so-called "Arab Spring," the Obama administration insisted that the United States risked being on the "wrong side of history" if it remained aligned with secular despots like Egypt's Hosni Mubarak. Recent events have made clear that there is a wrong side for freedom in the Mideast all right and, thanks to Team Obama's embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood, we're on it.
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