A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Friday, September 18, 2009

Of Course They Do

Egypt: Ruling Party Welcomes Coptic Candidate: Say Sign of Freedom. Well, of course they welcome him. The NDP is going to win anyway, so he's a useful symbol of tolerance, democracy, diversity, and other Good Things. (More on Coptic candidate Mamduh Ramzy here.)

Now, the real dog-bites-man headline will be when we see "Ruling Party Welcomes Muslim Brotherhood Candidate." Be sure to let me know when that happens.

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