Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fox 8 Morning News-this link probably won't last :P

My faculty sponsor from Loyola gave an interview on Fox 8 this morning :)

Anchorwoman: "The rising tensions in Egypt could end up taking a toll on our nation's economy and...possibly...our security."

The last question:

"Dr. Moazami, do you think that the US security situation will be better off, or worse off? Mubarak, of course we have our issues with him, but he's also been an ally on certain you think we could end up with a more radical leader or do you think Egypt will put in a democracy and a pro-Western leader?"

"Actually, democratic leader does not mean to be pro-Western at the same time. People are fearful of the possibility of the rise of the Muslim Brotherhoood, but I don't think that's the right understanding of what's going on in Egypt. In any case the Muslim Brotherhood is going to be a part of the political landscape of Egypt, there's no doubt about it, but they're not the dominant force. They are a part of it. They've shown throughout their history that they're committed to the democratic process. In fact, in the last parliament they had 20 members in Mubarak's governmet. The fear is that there would be some type of Islamist, extremism as we do see for example, in Iran, to take power, but we have to know that the democratic order in Egypt and elsewhere the Middle East will not be so friendly to the United States....because of the policies of the United States."

"Well, thank you, Dr. Moazami for your time...we'll be checking in with you as the situation continues to develop..."