Ellis Goldberg’s column (“On Jews and Egypt: Dispatches from the front lines,” Feb. 11) was informative.
It is important that the new government that eventually emerges in Egypt be truly democratic and honors the peace treaty it signed with Israel in 1977. Also that there be an orderly and peaceful transition to democracy after the resignation of Mubarak’s autocratic regime. Mubarak did not renounce the peace treaty with Israel that had gotten his predecessor Anwar Sadat assassinated by members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
If the Brotherhood has its way, Egypt will become a Sunni theocracy modeled on Iran. The terror group Hamas is “the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood.” Egypt’s transition to democracy should not be hijacked by the Brotherhood, which could use violence, deception and rigged elections to seize power. It has been reported they intend to call for a referendum to rescind the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Their goal is to turn the world into an Islamist empire, which would have catastrophic consequences to the U.S. and Western civilization.
Egypt needs enough time to allow opposition parties to form and reform its constitution to make democratic voting credible and protect minorities. An orderly transition that does not result in a fundamentalist Islamic regime would be in the best interest of Egypt and the civilized world. Why are some in the media seeing this global jihadist group, banned in Egypt for decades, as moderate?