I told ya so. A year ago this week, I told ya so:
Muslim Brotherhood tops Egypt poll results. Obama, this is your legacy. Al Jizz (the Muslim Brotherhood mouthpiece) reports:
World 'Islamists' Secure Nearly Three-Quarters of Egyptian Parliament
Egypt‘s election commission and political groups say final results from the country’s first elections since the Arab spring show that Islamist parties won nearly three-quarters of the seats in parliament.
The Associated Press reports that an alliance led by the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood won 47 percent of the spots in the 498-seat parliament, while the ultraconservative Al-Nour Party clinched 25 percent. The two parties are not likely to join forces because of ideological differences.
Liberal New Waftd and Egyptian Bloc parties finished third and fourth respectively, according to Reuters. Reuters also notes that the Revolution Continues coalition, which is dominated by youth groups at the forefront of the protests that toppled Mubarak, attracted less than a million votes and took only seven of the 498 seats up for grabs in the lower house.
Only one woman was among the 10 parliamentary seats appointed by the ruling military council which took over for Hosni Mubarak last February. Mubarak had traditionally used the quota to boost the representation of women and Coptic Christians.
The new parliament is set to convene for the first time Monday.
Flashback January 2011:
As I predicted by Atlas inJanuary 2011, the Islamic supremacist killers have swept the elections in Egypt. Even then theEgyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader was ululating"Prepare for War with Israel"
How the left was deriding me for questioning big media's narrative of freedom lovers and democracy (here, too).