Back democracy, not Mubarak; US must help spur change

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Author(s) The Boston Globe editorial board
Source The Boston Globe
Date February 1, 2011
Quotes-start.png Once a terrorist organization, the Muslim Brotherhood has moderated its position in recent years, accepting the principle of democracy. Nonetheless, its inclusion in a new Egyptian government would arouse substantial concern in the United States and especially Israel, given its support for the Palestinian militant group Hamas. But the answer to fears of the Brotherhood should be to encourage the rise of secular parties. Any more heavy-handed attempt to produce a favorable result for the United States in an Egyptian election is bound to backfire. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Hosni Mubarak should step down on the topic 2011 Egyptian protests.