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Monday, December 5, 2011

Liberal Youth Behind Revolution 'Decimated' in Free Egyptian Elections

Duh! did anyone really think that the hardline extremists in Egypt would let the young people that started the whole protest and uprising, have a say in any of Egypts future?

If you haven't traveled to Egypt to see the Pyramids or whatever, you may never do it now.


Egypt's top reformist leader has said the liberal youth behind the country's uprising have been "decimated" in parliamentary elections dominated by Islamists and expressed concern about the rise of hard-line religious elements advocating extremist ideas such as banning women from driving.
Mohamed ElBaradei, a Nobel Prize laureate and possible presidential candidate, said Sunday he hopes moderate Islamists will rein in the extremists and send a reassuring message to the world that Egypt will not go down an ultraconservative religious path.

"The youth feel let down. They don't feel that any of the revolution's goals have been achieved," ElBaradei told The Associated Press in an interview on the same day electoral authorities announced that Islamist parties captured an overwhelming majority of votes in the first round of elections last week. "They got decimated," he said, adding the youth failed to unify and form "one essential critical mass."

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