The parable of those who take [beings or forces] other than God for their protectors is that of the spider which makes for itself a house: for behold, the frailest of all houses is the spider's house. If only they understood this! (Quran 29:41)
17 April 2011
New York Times on Mubarak democracy
"When it ran candidates for office, they almost always won. In local council elections in 2008, 99 percent of the seats nationwide went to the party. In elections in 2010, opposition parties won fewer than 20 of the 518 seats in the lower house." Yeah, not that those elections were rigged or anything...