Fun on Friday: Beauty and Hope in Egypt

When you think of the Middle East, you don’t think about pictures like the one below, but rather violence, the rising threat of ISIS, and the possibility of a nuclear armed Iran.  However, there is another story going in Egypt we don’t hear much about.

Today, I want to give you some beautiful pictures to look at, but also give you a place to go for hope in that part of the world.

Egypt

51 Reasons To Fall In Love With Egypt

I’m fascinated by other cultures and found the pictures here stunning.

The Bigger Story:  Where Radical Islam Was Defeated

I ran across this blog that gives a perspective on what has gone on in the country over the past few years.  Our western press hasn’t covered it much, but when it has it has painted the events there as overthrowing a democratically elected government which is true, but not the whole story.

They have gone through two major changes of governments. The first was the first democratic election that brought the Muslim Brotherhood to power.

The 2nd one is the one that is most fascinating in that 30 million protestors overthrew a democratically elected government that didn’t live up to its promises.

Think about that for a second. Egypt has a population of about 86 million people.

If we translated that to the United States, a similar protest would involve over 100 million people or about 1 in 3 people.

Amazing… In their own way, they had a Boston Tea Party on steroids.

(Light at the End of the Tunnel)

Have a good weekend, I’ll be back next week with some posts on accounting.

Dave

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