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article imageOp-Ed: Egyptian elections threaten Israeli peace treaty

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By Eliot Elwar     May 26, 2012 in Politics
Egyptians recently completed voting in the first round of the presidential election that will select a leader for the nation. Egypt’s future leader could end its historic peace treaty with Israel.
The polling indicates the Muslim candidates will do well, though with a number of candidates in the field, a runoff election in June is likely before the final winner is declared. The Egyptian elections are of serious concern to the Israeli government, because the candidates have either implied or explicitly indicated that they seek to “review” Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel.
This treaty, the Camp David Accords, was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Begin and Egyptian President Sadat. Two years later Sadat was assassinated by the Muslim Brotherhood, the same group that controls the new Egyptian parliament and may well install one of their own as president of Egypt. Heightened tension between Israel and Egypt poses a real threat for the Jewish State.
According to front page magazine, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, an authoritative cleric in the Muslim world, called on all Egyptians to vote for one of three Muslim candidates; he mentioned particularly Muhammad Mursi, Abd al-Mun’im Abu al-Futuh, and Muhammad al-Salim al-Awwa. Qaradawi said they are best for Egypt and they will apply the Islamic Sharia Law to achieve justice. A few Mideast analysts recognize these three candidates as being anti-Israel and anti-West.
Analysis
Today, many Islamic militants are no longer attempting to hide their plans for turning Egypt into a caliphate government under Sharia law. A few Mideast analysts believe the Obama administration will find ways to support the Muslim Brotherhood’s power. Obama is not trying to create a western style Muslim democracy in the Mideast because he knows that an Islamic democracy is an oxymoron. Obama is really attempting to establish pro-Western pseudo-democratic governments throughout the Mideast under the developing caliphate system. By abandoning Israel, Obama hopes to make the new Mideast regimes friendly to the U.S. and the West.
Additionally, when Egypt is under the Brotherhood’s control, the rest of the Arab nations will collapse rapidly. Recently, the Muslim Brotherhood won control of the legislature. When it wins the presidency, it will set the stage to become a caliphate, and lead many Muslim nations into its planned war against Israel.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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