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Egyptian government orders Internet blackout amid protests

By Julio Franco
Jan 28, 2011
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  1. Zecias

    Zecias TS Booster Posts: 202

    when the russians took over afghanistani wasn't about religion either. people just wanted to be free from the russians and were happy that the taliban took over; until they started religious genocide.
  2. aj_the_kidd

    aj_the_kidd TS Rookie Posts: 555

    Its stories like this which makes me grateful that I live in Australia. Democracy may not be perfect but its working pretty good here, even with all the booze, sports, and sex & entertainment :)
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,684   +882

    Huh....? I thought that booze, sports, sex and entertainment are the very essence of democracy....!
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,684   +882

    Update; I resurrected this thread to illustrate what I've been saying all along, extremist groups are fanning the flames in Egypt from the shadows.

    If any of you are still harboring idealistic or (IMHO) naive ideas that these people aren't being caused to "stampede", as it were, then you should have a look at this BBC News page.

    It appears the "Muslim Brotherhood" (a banned Muslim extremist group), is going to "condescend" (translation, "do everybody a big favor),by stepping in to "negotiate" the removal of the Mubarak government.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12375426

    And the attempt to force the creation of another Islamic theocracy, has possibly begun.
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    I was afraid that the Muslim Brotherhood would fill the power vacuum; they're practically another version of the Iranian fascist state and Egypt's been their seat of power for years.

    I'm a Muslim, but I hate governments like Iran and especially Saudi Arabia, that claim to espouse Islamic ideals, but run a police state with their own agenda in mind. Islam does not preach intolerance, contrary to what may be portrayed otherwise.

    On the flipside, is dial-up still the only way to get online in Egypt?
  6. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,575   +47

    They had the second in command of the Muslim Brotherhood on the UK daily politics show a few days back...Very cool customer if you ask me (cool as in answering the questions very well).

    It does look sad for Egypt at the minute, i hope the US gets involved more before it's too late.


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