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Radical Jihadists gaining power in Lybia.

Portraits of people killed in the uprising hang in a mosque in Darnah,Lybia. Jihadists wants power.- Photo Credit to Nicole Tung for the New York Times

The West, wants that the so called Arab Spring (including Lybia), will convert former hardliner jihadists into civilized politicians, replacing guns by the ballots.  The West expects that this new kind of political participation could neutralize the militant strand of Islam that has called thousands to fight and die in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

If they succeed, the new political system will very much look like the iranian theocratic model.

That hope for democracy, however, is now imperiled by lawlessness in Libya, signs of sectarian war in Syria and military rule in Egypt. In Egypt, especially, the generals’ attempts to thwart an Islamist electoral victory could validate militant arguments about the futility of democratic reform. READ MORE HERE