Friday, March 09, 2007

The Law of Unforeseen Consequences

This jumped out at me from a very interesting survey of Egypt's population with an accent on attitudes to a proposed change to a constitutional provision that "Islamic Shariy'a as the main source of legislation in Egypt."

The reason behind the explosion of religiousness in Egypt is simple; the government has shutdown any form of political gathering for so long! The only available network for indoctrination became the mosque or the church! You don't have to be educated; you don't have to commute for large distances; you just walk to the house of worship even at the university where political activities are banned. University mosques have been used over and over again in political mobilization by what used to be known as the Islamic Front students.

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