If you think that the Muslim Brotherhood is actually in favor of the mothers of young children working outside of the home then you’ve been given some extremely inaccurate information about them.
When it comes to the role of women in society, they think Phyllis Schlafly is dangerously liberal.
If you read up on Sayyid Qutb who’s was their leading theologian when they exploded in popularity, he lived in the US in the 1940s and he found that society to be appallingly wanton. In fact, he was utterly horrified when observing a square dance which to him was as bad as an orgy.
Well, there is Keith Ellison a Congressman from Minnesota and a few others. Now, you’re correct being an “atheist” or a “pagan” would be a problem running for office in the US, but it’s a far bigger problem in a country like Egypt where all citizens have their religious affiliation stamped on their ID cards and you’re not allowed to put down either “pagan” or “atheist” particularly since being one of those would, depending on the mood of the Egyptian government at the time, be illegal and a quick way to get thrown in prison and tortured.
Denying the existence of God will certainly cause some issues but you don’t have to worry about getting murdered or locked up for that whereas those are definite possibilities in Egypt.
Also, you certainly don’t have to be Christian to get elected to high office in the US. I think about 10-13% of the US Senate is Jewish despite the fact that Jews only make up about 2% of the country.
I’m sorry, but you’re comparing apples and oranges.
Since you mention the Westboro Baptist Church I’m sure you’re aware that aside from family members of Fred Phelps, you could probably count the members of that church on two hands.
That’s hardly true of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Moreover, while I strongly suspect that you would find many of the “moderate” clerics unpalatable when it come to their views on a number of social issues.
For example, until his recent death Sheikh Tantawi was the head of the Al Azhar University and the Chief Imam of Egypt’s largest Mosque. He was long praised as moderate for speaking out against suicide bombers(including those who targeted Israelis), opposing female genital mutilation, and for pushing to have women prohibited from wearing the Niqab.
However, he’s also the same man who proclaimed Jews to be “the enemies of Allah, the descendants of apes and pigs.”
Well, I certainly don’t know what “categories” you fall into, but I’m not sure what “categories” you’d fall into where you’d have as much to fear in a society run by the Tea Party as the Muslim Brotherhood.
Are you an atheist? Well, members of the Tea Party are categorized by lots of things, but hatred of Ayn Rand, who was one of the most outspoken atheists of the 20th Century, isn’t one of them. In fact, it’s common for them to quote from her and to hawk her books.
Also, while I could certainly understand gays in America thinking that the Tea Party is hostile to them, as far as I know, the worst they’re ever guilty of is not letting gays get married or serve openly in the military.
By contrast in Egypt under Mubarak, to appease Muslim radicals, the police periodically will arrest large numbers of gays and throw them in jail on trumped up charges of prostitution, rape, insulting Islam, or something similar. Yes, being gay is technically not illegal in Egypt, but the days of the 60s and the 70s when Egypt was arguably more gay friendly than the US is long gone and as far as the Muslim Brotherhood is concerned, it’s still way too liberal.
I don’t think the Tea Party wants people locked up for being gay much less executed.