I just had dinner at a Nile-side restaurant with two Egyptian officials and a businessman, and one of them quoted one of his children as asking: “Could something like this ever happen in Egypt?” And the answer from everyone at the table was, of course, “no.” It couldn’t happen anywhere in this region. Could a Copt become president of Egypt? Not a chance. Could a Shiite become the leader of Saudi Arabia? Not in a hundred years. A Bahai president of Iran? In your dreams. Here, the past always buries the future, not the other way around.
OBAMA IS NOT A MUSLIM!
If a Shiite cannot become the leader of Saudi Arabia than a Muslim cannot lead United States either. Okay? Do you have a functional brain??
Friedman’s hilariously painful column is – as usual – full of inanities but two points are worth yelling out aloud about. 1. American exceptionalism 2. American exceptionalism.
Thanks to Lapata for telling me not to read today’s Friedman.