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Spring Fever: Brotherhood Pours It On in Round II Of ‘Slim’ Landslide



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Last week, we noted the sadly hilarious attempt of the Western media to portray the emerging landslide victory of Egypt’s new sharia constitution as a “slim vote win.” As observed here at the time:

Cases of spring fever abound in the West, but this one is clearly terminal. The sharia constitution is not winning by a slim margin. It is winning in a landslide. At the moment, the vote stands at about 56.5% to 43.5% against the “opposition” — which is called the “opposition” rather than the “supporters of democracy” in order to avoid the embarrassing reminder of what is being so soundly thrashed.

The referendum is already a rout for Islamic supremacists, but there is more. As noted here last week, Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader Egyptians freely elected to be their president, bifurcated the referendum. Only about half the country voted, the rest will vote next Saturday — after being fired up by pro-constitution imams in the mosques on Friday. Understand that of the two halves, the one that already voted this past weekend was expected to have the larger number of “opposition” votes. When all is said and done, the final tally will be closer to a 2-to-1 romp for the Islamists.

Well, the Round II tally is coming in and, as predicted, it was even more of a rout for the Brotherhood — looks like about 71 to 29 percent. Cumulatively, that means sharia wins by about 64 to 36 percent — i.e., close to a 2-to-1 romp for the Islamists.

If you’ve been following along for the last few years, you heard it here first.



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