Feb 10, 2011   |  

God, Egypt, and the Fear of Freedom

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I’m watching Cairo with mixed feelings. For the most part, I find it all exhilarating. Who couldn’t cheer the downfall of a lawless, autocratic regime such as that of Hosni Mubarak? But, on the other hand, I know why President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton so carefully parsed their words at the beginning of the uprising. What if the fall of the dictator simply leads to a terrorist theocracy?