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Let Mubarak Stand Naked As Dictator He Is!

American presidents invariably display Egypt as a western leaning Muslim nation that opposes terrorism as the model for what can be achieved in the Middle East. Rarely, do American leaders tell the truth about President Mubarak who is basically a petty dictator over a crumbling disorganized nation that is unable to offer employment to its bright college graduates, or to the working class. Former UN Nuclear director, Mohamed ElBaradei has returned home to his native Egypt in hope of offering people a democratic alternative to the current semi-dictatorship. He has been meeting with opposition parties in order to create a new mass movement. Ibrahim Nawar of the National Front said he ElBaradei told his party to boycott the upcoming parliament election and “Let them(Mubarak followers) be exposed naked before the whole world as manipulators of voting.

It is good news that a Muslim leader is attempting to challenge the power of non-violence and passive resistance in order to achieve aims rather than resorting to violence. The use of indiscriminate bombing and shooting has gone nowhere, let’s try a little love.

How To Have A Free Election In Egypt

The history of modern Egypt is a constant series of strong men who rule, die naturally or under violent conditions and simply pass the baton on to the next strong man. President Mubarak has been around for nearly 20 years and standing in the wings is his son ready to become the next strong man. Mohamed ElBaradei, a former key UN leader, has returned home to campaign for the presidency but insists there be guarantees it will be a free election. Among his demands are: lifting of the emergency law, reinstating judicial overview of elections, and election monitoring buy local and international NGOs. In addition he wants equal time on television for those running for the presidency. Among the key issues raised by ElBaradei is removal of the right of government to decide who can or cannot run for public office.

Even as he spoke in favor of free elections, a lawyer filed a lawsuit calling for the arrest of ElBaradei on grounds he was “spreading chaos and shaking the confidence of Egyptians in their leaders.” How about this lawyer visiting America if he wants to see in action opposition candidates who blast the president and try stirring up anger against government officials!