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Egyptian voters head to the polls today in the first election since President Mubarak was ousted about nine months ago it's unclear who will come into -- Now the United States gives Egypt about two billion dollars a year in hey that's a live shot you're looking at parts of Cairo as we speak.
If what happens is it what what what happens if them.
An opponent of America and Islamist party wins this election -- what happens to be still.
Fox News contributor Judith -- is here -- welcome back.
Nice to be back story.
It is entirely possible that an Islamist parties -- fruitful straight told wanna have a an Islamist party will in the just the winner in this election.
Do we continue to pay -- two billion a year.
Well Newt Gingrich is already said that if he is it becomes president he's going to revisit this issue of -- -- -- -- -- I think for a long -- from that.
Because these elections which are just for the parliamentary.
Side of the equation at this point go on until January.
We're not going to even.
Contemplate presidential elections until June of next year so we don't know who's going to rule Egypt what we do know.
Is that right now the military is ruling Egypt and running it into the ground but up.
As they are everywhere now in the Middle East emerging through this Arab Spring process.
We've seen the outcome in Morocco and Tunisia quote moderate Islamic parties.
They are the new new with the would you speculate on whether or not we will continue to pay if an Islamist -- party wins look I think that our investment is not in a particular party or person in Egypt our investment is in the Arab Israeli peace.
And we have paid roughly five billion dollars a year since these two countries made peace with one another Egypt and Israel.
82 to three billion dollar investment to Egypt much of which comes home to America.
Because the egyptians buy American arms and American weapons an American food.
That's a good investment -- United States if it helps avoid a war.
You're saying that we fought them off in the past and we -- probably continue to buy -- off in the future.
Well if me Muslim Brotherhood is as moderate as we hope it is yes that'll be the deal -- you think it's Margaret.
You know I think we don't know because they have always been in the shadows for so long.
They are deeply split within themselves we don't know what's going to happen could be another round of goodness and the Ayatollah -- to listen to these you know I don't think that anybody except this -- office and that's a very tiny portion at this point in the Islamist movement.
Echoes those kinds of views of call me that's just not what we see what we hear again and again is this demand for social justice the problems story.
Is that right now the economy is plummeting -- this this is a country where -- you just have.
A run on the Egyptian pound they are buying dollars like crazy to stop the pound from utterly collapsing.
If that happens if the growth continues to just absolutely come to a stand still.
GM just announced that it was going to invest money in Egypt.
Which is amazing because normal investors now wouldn't put put their money in a falafel stand it is a government run.
-- down adjunct of America's foreign policy.
They have been invested heavily in Egypt since 1985.
So I would say this is consistent with there he's -- ten seconds it.
You mentioned a moderate Islam and I don't want to offend anyone but a pew research showed that in Islamic countries 7080%.
Of the population agrees.
With the death penalty for anyone who leaves the faith agrees with stoning women for adultery is there any such thing as moderate.
Islam we're going to find out because we just haven't seen them in power.
What I know from having lived in Egypt and having visited every single year since I left there.
Is that egyptians are not violent and not extremist I think there and they really want what most of us want which is to -- on with life.
And to Begin living on more than two dollars a day which is what 40%.
Of egyptians live on right now -- reporting about the times I think I was agent -- when -- when you do.
I did that in the eighties and I went back yet every -- every year I was back last year I was -- during the Arab Spring.
And I was very hopeful because I would not have imagined.
That egyptians secularist.
Which is who who was out -- that street.
Who was out in -- square could say look and ends to dictatorship.
-- end to repression and pension being told.
That we're going to adopt really retro -- -- policies these people want progress and if they can only get their political act together.
Unfortunately that seems to be the problem right now the Muslim Brotherhood is very well organized they are not Judith -- a pleasure thanks so much for joining us you.
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