We So Deserve an MB Government!
That's why I am really furious that somebody like Mahdy Akef, the MB Supreme Guide (that's one wacky title by the way) can get away with saying something like "Toz Fe Misr" (Screw Egypt!).
Some of you might claim that he didn't get away and that the government newspapers and TV stations are all over him for that. Granted. But what about people? Do you see anybody going all ballistic about this? I can't see anybody going to the streets with banners like "Screw you, Akef" or even "Shame on you". Nothing! It is as if nobody cares about the country.
Well, in fact, what I think happened is that some people rationalized the thing this way: "He said Toz Fe Misr because he thought that having an Islamic Caliph is more important...you know what, it makes sense...Toz Fe Misr"
If somebody can get away with insulting the whole country on tape, he can get away with anything. This is the accountability problem I was talking about.
And that is Fascism in the worst kind of way!
update: here is a link to the transcript of the interview (Arabic). Here is also a very well balanced rebuttal in Goumhoria (government newspaper, so the well balanced part is quite surprising)(Arabic also). It asks a very simple question; Mahdy Akef thinks that it is ok for any Muslim to rule a country like Egypt, yet the MB never had a supreme guide who is not Egyptian (and they have a lot of affiliate organizations everywhere)! How is that for hypocrisy?!