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Egypt Erupts: Ayatollah Khomeini’s Sermons Are Now On Twitter

WHAT next for Egypt? With President Hosni Mubarak ousted, the people would be free to be heard and live without fear.

From Cairo, the BBC’s Yolande Knell writes:

Ordinary Egyptians appear to be losing their fear of direct confrontation with the security forces. There have been bloody and drawn out clashes all over Cairo and in some of Egypt’s main cities.

Or:

“In my opinion, the Islamic Republic of Iran should see these events without exception in a positive light,” said Mohammad-Javad Larijani, secretary general of the Iranian High Council for Human Rights and one of the most outspoken figures among Iran’s traditional conservatives.

He made it clear that he hoped that the “anti-Islamic” government of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, who was ousted in Tunisia, would be replaced by a “people’s government,” meaning one in which conservative Islamic forces would gain the upper hand, as they did when Iranian people overthrew Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, establishing a quasi-theocracy.

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Posted: 29th, January 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment