With Egypt in turmoil, this September 2010 profile of its rightful ruler is worth re-reading. I am no apologist for the Egyptian regime (itself the heir of the 1952 revolution against King Farouk), but doubt that its fall would lead to anything better. Unfortunately, in a country where 84% of the public reportedly believe in executing converts from Islam to Christianity, "Democracy" may be more likely to lead to an Islamic theocracy than a restoration of the monarchy. However, one can always hope...long live King Fuad II!
Meanwhile, in a response to similar protests in Jordan, King Abdullah II has dismissed the prime minister and appointed a new one. So far there appears to be little opposition to the Jordanian monarchy itself, but it is an uncertain time throughout the Middle East, even more so than usual.
The current wave of protests began in Tunisia, which like Egypt abolished its monarchy in the 1950s, as if more proof were needed that revolutions only lead to more problems. With the American government continuing to trumpet "Democracy" as the solution to all ills, it seems that neither the West nor the peoples of the Middle East have learned anything from history. Past upheavals like the 1979 Iranian Revolution didn't exactly turn out well for "Human Rights." Tunisia should restore King Mohammed X and Egypt King Fuad II, but that would be far too sensible. Apparently the world would rather babble about "Democracy" while radical Islam surges ahead.