On 22nd June 2011, Time Magazine published an article which is worth analysing. The title – clean and telling – was “Why the Muslim Brotherhood Are Egypt’s Best Democrats”. The article’s thesis was the following: “Of all political groups to have emerged since the fall of Hosni Mubarak – including the myriad youth movements, secular parties, leftists and remnants of the old National Democratic Party – the Muslim Brotherhood seems to have the best understanding of how democracy works.”
After 25th January 2011, 19th March could become an historical date to remember for Egyptians. For the first time after Mubarak's fall, as matter of fact for the first time in modern history, Egyptians have the opportunity to give their opinion on whether to vote "Yes" and amend their constitution, or to vote "No" and abolish it in favour of a completely new one.
According to an interview with German newspaper the "JÃ¼dische Allgemeine," Wahied Wahdat-Hagh says that the Iranian regime will not be toppled as easy as in Egypt. Noting the broader political spectrum amongst the Iranian opposition, as well as the effects of police repression and imprisoning intellectuals, he notes that the two scenarios are very different.
Appearing on MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan Show, European Foundation for Democracy Senior Fellow Irshad Manji highlighted protestor's fears that once having left street demonstrations the secret police might make them "disappear," as well as the possibility of Egypt becoming a "military state."
Kamal Al-Halbavi, a high-ranking member of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, is harbouring the hope that one day Egypt will have a President who is as good as Ahmadinejad.
Iranian News agencies are celebrating the Egyptian revolution, hoping that Iran's islamic revolution could also be successfully repeated in Egypt. Iranian leaders are citing Khomeini, who called the 1979 revolution "an explosion of beams of light."