There is a reason why Jimmy Carter is thought of as the worst president in modern times (until Obama). There is a reason why Iran was able to jerk Jimmy's chain for so long. The reason is simple, Jimmy Carter is a complete and unabashed jackass.
Not even ten seconds after saying that the Muslim Brotherhood has ties to some of the worst terrorist groups in the world, he says we have nothing to worry about. He is completely wrong with his idea that Egyptians are these modern day secularist. Recent polling shows they have very strong beliefs in Islam, the so called "Religion of Peace".
From recent polling of Egyptians we find:
Reuters [emphasis mine]:
59%: Say democracy is preferable to any other form of government.
22%: Say a non-democratic system can be preferable in certain circumstances
Islam in politics
95%: Say it’s good that Islam plays a large role in politics
85%: Say Islam’s influence on politics is good
48%: Say Islam currently play a large role in Egyptian politics
80%: Think suicide bombings are never or rarely justified.
20%: Think suicide bombings are sometimes or often justified
70%: Are concerned or very concerned about Islamist extremism in the world
61%: Are concerned or very concerned about Islamist extremism in the Egypt
Traditional Muslim practices
54%: Believe men and women should be segregated in the workplace
82%: Believe adulterers should be stoned
84%: Believe apostates from Islam should face the death penalty
77%: Believe thieves should be flogged or have their hands cut off
Sorry but those numbers don't look very secular to me. Thank God Jimmy is out of the White House. Now if we can only get through the next two years of his psychedelic soul brother.
Video h/t: The Right Scoop