As protesters take to the streets across the Muslim world, Western governments watch and wait - hopeful that democratic government may be taking hold, but fearful that such moments can be seized upon by radical Islamic forces who have long sought an opportunity to rise up and impose their will on entire nations.
Radical Islamic movements throughout the world have long been funded and armed by Iran, which the United States has consistently described as "the most active state sponsor of terrorism." Iranian government officials are not only publicly supporting the protests in Egypt; the Islamic Republic is taking credit for them. "The Revolution of the people of Tunisia and Egypt is modeled after Iran's Islamic Revolution," said Iranian Brigadier General Yahya Rahim-Safavi.
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said, "Popular protests and movements in North African countries, including in Egypt, show necessity of an overhaul in the region and putting an end to dictatorial rules." These Iranians have no problem brutally silencing a popular uprising on their own soil while seeking to capitalize on similar protests from afar. These assertions would be comical if they were not pointing to something so dangerous. Iran's real intentions have nothing to do with democracy, and everything to do with their quest for power on the world stage.
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