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‘Huffpo’ gives Dershowitz a platform to say tyranny is just fine for ‘the average Egyptian’

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The Israel lobby has got its talking points down and they are: RADICAL ISLAM#[email protected]! I think this strategy is bound to fail. The American Jewish community has to like what it’s seeing in Egypt. First, Caroline Glick smears the protesters

if the regime falls, the successor regime will not be a liberal democracy. Mubarak’s military authoritarianism will be replaced by Islamic totalitarianism. The US’s greatest Arab ally will become its greatest enemy.

Then Alan Dershowitz, positioning himself in the Marty Peretz spot, as human cannonball. Look at the sickening last lines. He calls himself a liberal? Oh my god. And this is at Huffington Post

ElBaradei is their perfect stalking horse — well respected, moderate and compliant. He will put together a government in which the Brotherhood begins as kingmaker and ends up as king.

…The second casualty will be religious freedom for Egyptians, particularly Christians, but also secularists.

I have visited Egypt on several occasions, most recently a few months ago. Compared to other repressive dictatorships I have visited over the years, it was a 5 or 6 on a scale of 10 for the average Egyptian. 

Philip Weiss

Philip Weiss is senior editor of and founded the site in 2005-06.

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