"CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood more than doubled its strength in parliament in the early stages of legislative elections, showing its weight with two thirds of places still to be contested, the group said on Wednesday.
Two thirds of the vote has not been cast or counted and the Society of the Muslim Brothers (MB) has doubled its representation.
The US opposes the MB, correctly recognizing it as the "ancestor" of much of the terrorist activity in the Sunni World, including Egypt, which is overwhelmingly Sunni. Nevertheless, it is true that US pressure on the Egyptian government is progressively tearing down the internal barriers there to ever increasing political participation of such groups.
The Bush Administration believes in the transformative power of elections. It believes that there must be open and fair elections for democracy to work its magic of creating modern and "just" societies.
In Egypt the masses have a different idea of what would be a "just" society. We are beginning to see it now in these election results.