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-- -- its first democratically elected president many Egypt are saying we're witnessing.
Egypt's second revolution.
That even though -- -- ouster was clearly a blow to the goals of the highly controversial Muslim Brotherhood doesn't mean as colonel hunt just pointed out.
They're not going down without a fight.
Joining us now with some perspective the president of the American Islamic forum for democracy and the author of the book.
A battle for the soul of Islam and American -- patriots fight to save his face.
Doctor -- -- for joining us now thank you so much sir for joining us.
It's great to do the -- thanks for having me.
You know the fact that it is military move fairly quickly against the Muslim Brotherhood by arresting key leaders and silencing -- communication outlets do you think.
It's a catalyst for more serious trouble ahead.
Well I think it's a course correction for the revolution all revolutions take years to settle in and this is a voice of the people there were tens of millions that went to the streets -- -- month.
Ten times more than went against Mubarak.
And this all started back in November when more -- took the mandate of of the election which really wasn't much of a mandate and Fiat and end -- placing elimination of the lower parliament.
He made himself immune from judicial -- -- he put into place a constitution that border.
Marginalized Christians and other minorities and women's groups so he became looked upon as a dictator and all they're doing now is course correcting it -- in some ways obviously it's a coup.
But in many ways.
It's the voice of the people and where our intelligence has failed Obama.
Is that we didn't see revolution one point now and again we didn't see 2.0 because we keep going under this policy that somehow.
Muslims in Egypt RDR -- Don't want either and we need a new policy to start to listen to the voice of the people.
He -- so much of the constitution that -- to put together tried abortion real -- Egyptian society there at the cost of political reforms and economic growth.
What impact could this have on those who support and Islam is bad government.
Well what happened was those who support they -- brotherhood.
-- thought that well maybe we can sneak this and people were learning as the brotherhood really only was good at being grievance mongers being victims and martyrs.
And and claiming victim on but then when they get -- control it is do with your Fiat and an ought autocratic -- and they don't really know how to deal with coalitions and and deal -- bringing in other group so that's what really fueled.
That old saying now is an -- said that Mubarak weren't able to get rid of the brotherhood but -- was which is now I think it's important for President Obama to leave and say you know what if you really want to continue to defeat the brotherhood.
Give them the public space don't put them in jail and make the martyrs again and fuel their movement which they're really good at.
Being underground and let them have the space as long as there is -- violence.
They also break your concern of the fact that extremist Islamic groups gained lots of freedom to operate during worst year in office in addition of the brotherhood.
Who's to say and they won't join forces now with the Muslim Brotherhood to reinforce the chaos in the streets.
Well some of that we're not seeing -- -- -- party actually has separated and in many ways -- placated -- has said there against the brotherhood.
The jamaat Islami -- you're right they have come behind the brotherhood why because they were given a few choice governorship which really fueled.
The revolution in the past few weeks where they put in locks -- for example one of the heads of the terrorist group jamaat this Omnia.
Which the people said are you kidding you're putting terrorists and -- running governorships that's why our tourism is tanking that's fire societies feeling and they then revolted so.
You know I think the brotherhood has made you deal with the double domestically and with Hamas and Iran.
In foreign policy and the people again rose against that -- numbers unseen in the Middle East and really quickly are you optimistic about the future.
For what we're seeing as the second revolution.
I'm optimistic if we can get a liberty -- -- -- president can begin to lead and help them put back NGOs to guide them how to build a secular democracy.
Was real principles of liberty if we continue to be asleep.
I'm afraid the chaos will continue to.
-- -- there.
Without investor were so grateful to your pitching you for joining us with your insight today we really appreciate it thank you very much into.
Thank you much appreciated.
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