Egypt, continuing coverage – Day 16

Posted on February 9, 2011


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Anti-government protesters demonstrate in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday. Protesters appear to have settled in for a long standoff, turning Tahrir Square into a makeshift village with tens of thousands coming every day, with some sleeping in tents made of blankets and plastic sheeting. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Democracy Becoming ‘Kosher’ for Muslims

While the enormous crowds clamoring for democracy in Cairo have taken Western intelligence agencies by surprise and upended a generation of so-called “truths” about the Middle East, a small group of conservative experts on the region are saying, “We told you so.” Democracy, they have been arguing for years, is becoming “halal” – the Islamic equivalent of kosher. It’s just that now it’s going viral.
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