“The radical Muslim Brotherhood inevitably will come to power in Egypt and other Arab states — resulting in a “very grim” future for Christians and other minorities,” Judith Miller tells Newsmax.
By Jim Meyers and John Bachman
2/2/2012 Middle East (Newsmax) – Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Judith Miller tells Newsmax that the radical Muslim Brotherhood inevitably will come to power in Egypt and other Arab states — resulting in a “very grim” future for Christians and other minorities.
The national security expert also warns that Egypt could face a total economic meltdown and says the option of a military strike on Iran is being weighed against the ultimate goal of a regime change in the Islamic republic.
Miller, who left The New York Times Washington bureau in 2005, now is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a Newsmax contributor.
She recently wrote in Newsmax about a culture of corruption and repression against reformers in Egypt. In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, she was asked why other media outlets are not covering that situation more.
“I think there is a reluctance to turn our backs on the revolutions that took place throughout the Arab world during the Arab spring uprisings,” she says.
“There is a reluctance to acknowledge what is happening, which is that these revolutionary movements that were spearheaded largely by secular, liberal young people have been taken over by Islamist forces, and there is an unwillingness to come to grips with the direction in which these revolutionary movements are moving.
“The United States now faces a region that is going to be increasingly Islamic, increasingly intolerant to minorities, particularly Christians, and to alternative secular points of view.”
As to how much of an influence the Muslim Brotherhood is having on this intolerance, Miller says: “It’s a large factor.
“I think overall the prospects for Christians and other minorities are looking very grim if they come to power. And they seem poised inevitably to come to power, at least in Egypt but also other Sunni Arab states that have had these uprisings.”