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Well all from bad to her worse and Egypt right now violence is raging in Cairo look at these pictures that we've just gotten -- and now Reuters is reporting that petrol bombs.
Are being thrown by rival demonstrators outside the Presidential Palace this comes Egypt's vice president -- -- that a referendum on a controversial draft constitution is gonna go ahead.
Despite all the crowds.
Joining us right now the author of spring fever the illusion of Islamic democracy is senior fellow at the foundation for defense of democracies.
If you McCarthy you've written extensively in the national review about what you're seeing -- Egypt and you say.
That this is the Islamic Renaissance in the Muslim brother had a gonna get exactly.
What they want well they say it's an Islamic Renaissance they've been saying -- all along but I believe they will.
And I believe that because we've looked at polling over the last decade or so.
And elections that we've now had about four times going back a little over year.
In the original elections.
The Islamist parties -- Muslim Brotherhood in the south this groups which are.
Even more rapid for sure -- change then the brother that is wouldn't have won by margins of about four to one.
BMC barely got elected in the wasn't like there was a huge referendum when he came to power in jail while but remember more feet first of -- some of the Islamist vote split.
He still won 52 to 48 he was an after thought they slid in at the last minute when the main brotherhood candidate got pushed aside right and he didn't run against the secular Democrat he ran against the regime Roland what does mean for the United States what does this mean for Israel.
And the border that they share -- the Muslim Brotherhood and the islamists mass movement that it represents our our irrevocably.
Opposed to the west into the United States in effect.
The Justice Department proved in court.
A couple years back.
That the brotherhood says its mission in the United States is to eliminate and destroy western civilization right that -- -- It makes the world much more dangerous for of the united we kind of funding -- that's I think the big thing why does in the United States commenting cut off the funding.
As I -- the simplest what you certainly should cut off the funding my sense is the reason they don't is they feel they'll have no leverage in the equation if they cut the funding off.
And that's again because we're dealing with people who -- enemies of the United States the only way.
I guess they think.
That we have a prayer of getting them to do anything along the lines of what we'd like is if we continue to pay for Andrew McCarthy fascinating article again -- the national beyond -- thank you very much -- appreciate it I appreciate it.
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