By Steve Morgan
As Molokai deals with its own issues ranging from windmills, to GMOs, not to mention the dire economy that surrounds us, the outside world is hardly without its share of issues.
One of these issues is the “Arab Spring,” the substance of which is impossible to ignore. Despite its appearance in headlines over the last year, much of what we receive in the news is in short, edited form and often soft-peddled to make it palatable from an American perspective.
Despite our geographic distance, this is an issue that even affects us here on Molokai. The price of energy, the tourist economy, and even our security are issues affected by what goes on in the Middle East.
For those unfamiliar with the word “caliphate,” it refers to a united Islam operating under the constitution of Sharia law.
Rather than give my own opinion, I encourage readers to watch the following short video clip from the recent presidential campaign in Egypt in which the representative for the Muslim Brotherhood “Mohamed Morsi” was elected.
You decide, sword rattling or a new caliphate?
Video — Campaign for the new Egyptian president — http://youtu.be/QI3wG3loKlA