In Egypt, avoid repeat of history

 

If the Muslim Brotherhood regains power in Egypt, it could take the country back several thousand years and create an Islamic state far worse than the existing situation. A similar situation happened 34 years ago when President Jimmy Carter backed off the support of the shah of Iran, resulting in Ayatollah Khomeini taking the country back to an Islamic power.

Al-Qaida, under the leadership of Egyptian doctor Ayman al-Zawahiri, could use Egypt as another terrorist haven against the United States, similar to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Therefore, even though the current situation isn’t a picnic under the military, I would support continuing the $1.5 billion of American aid to Egypt in order to have some influence in helping it prevent a repeat of history, which would be far worse for the Egyptian people, the region and the entire world.

Kenneth Karger, Miami

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