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unbiased (or hell, biased if you want) opinions on the muslim brotherhood

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That's ok, with pracitce, I am sure you can do better.

Derp!

Anyhow, it's okay. I realize that you realize how you were wrong now.

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Derp!

Anyhow, it's okay. I realize that you realize how you were wrong now.

Herp befrore Derp

Concentrate man, you can get this if you really try.

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Interesting that you don't have a problem with the ( "conservtives think this" and "those conservatives are ruining that" scattered all over vitriolic facebook (and tinderbox) posts. ) which are jsut as prevalent.

I personally hate both, would rather see specifics discussed, than ideologies.

He said he has a problem with political stratification, which is classifying people into groups, which absolutely implies that conservatism is included. You've made yourself look like a complete idiot in this thread.

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He said he has a problem with political stratification, which is classifying people into groups, which absolutely implies that conservatism is included. You've made yourself look like a complete idiot in this thread.

I love it when the name calling starts,

When you begin listing specifics, things not listed are generally considered to not be included.

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That's ok, with pracitce, I am sure you can do better.

Herp befrore Derp

Concentrate man, you can get this if you really try.

I love it when the name calling starts,

lol look at this guy going with all out condescension and then acting above the fray when it's pointed out he's an idiot.

Not Tinderbox material tbh.

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lol look at this guy going with all out condescension and then acting above the fray when it's pointed out he's an idiot.

Not Tinderbox material tbh.

I realize I am no where near your level of condescension and snarkyness, but I figure with a little practice I can get close.

Seeing as tenderbox material is generally considered the lowest of the lowes, that is probably a good thing.

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Interesting that you don't have a problem with the ( "conservtives think this" and "those conservatives are ruining that" scattered all over vitriolic facebook (and tinderbox) posts. ) which are jsut as prevalent.

I personally hate both, would rather see specifics discussed, than ideologies.

i do have a problem with it. but in my experience (which is admittedly a terribly small sample size upon which to draw a conclusion) the former is far more prevalent than the latter, and thus worth noting.

ideologies are themselves constructed of specifics; what i am speaking out against is the inane categorization of all worldviews into Ideology X if they do not fit Ideology Y. it makes demonization of Ideology X and political mobilization against it much easier for Ideology Y. ignorance and lazy pseudo-intellectualism are the tools of dictators who recognize how easy it is to manipulate and exploit such individuals.

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i do have a problem with it. but in my experience (which is admittedly a terribly small sample size upon which to draw a conclusion) the former is far more prevalent than the latter, and thus worth noting.

ideologies are themselves constructed of specifics; what i am speaking out against is the inane categorization of all worldviews into Ideology X if they do not fit Ideology Y. it makes demonization of Ideology X and political mobilization against it much easier for Ideology Y. ignorance and lazy pseudo-intellectualism are the tools of dictators who recognize how easy it is to manipulate and exploit such individuals.

Thank you.

I knew the person I actually asked the question of, would most likely come back with a resonable answer.

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my parents are massive glenn beck fans (they also hate mexicans and socialists and gays, so it's no real surprise.) my mother posted the following link to facebook:

http://www.glennbeck...im-brotherhood/

while i personally cannot stand beck, and i think bachmann is completely insane, this article brought up a legitimate question (indirectly; they did not bring it up, but it occurred to me) regarding the muslim brotherhood, their geopolitical relevance, and whether or not they are as radical as beck and bachmann seem to think. are they just fearmongering for votes (business as usual) or do they actually have a point on this one?

Back to the original question.

The truth is probably nuanced. The MB likely contains elements of hardliners and relative moderates much like a Western political party (although to us the moderates might seem to be hardliners). I don't think they are going to turn Egypt into another Iran or Saudi Arabia. Not all of them want that, and their hold on power is to tenous anyway. They also have to worry about the potential of a military coup is they go to far. But they are almost certainly going to take a harder line towards Israel and the United States. Just how hard of a line they will take is the real question.

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