Headbanger Watch

Muslim Brotherhood Leader: “We’re Ready to Send 10,000 Fighters to Palestine”….

* The dark spot on the foreheads of the believers are marks of religious fervor, often seen on particularly pious adherents of the prophet, from banging the forehead on the floor during prayers.

* The story behind the stain 


(IsraelNN.com) The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Muhammad Mahdi Akef, and Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command Ayman Al-Zawahiri both recently addressed the Palestinian Authority (PA) and its campaign against Israel. Akef pledged 10,000 fighters. Al-Zawahiri called on Hamas to cut ties with the PA’s Mahmoud Abbas and to fight for an international jihad movement.

Brotherhood ‘Must Support All the Forces of Resistance’

In a November 30 interview with the United Kingdom’s Al-Hiwar television, translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Akef was asked, “During the Israeli aggression against Lebanon, you said that the Muslim Brotherhood was prepared to arm 10,000 young men, and to send them to Lebanon in order to support the resistance. Does this apply to Palestine too?
Akef replied, “This applies to any country under occupation. One of the principles of the Muslim Brotherhood is to rid the Arab and Islamic nation of any foreign rule. The Muslim Brotherhood must support all the forces of resistance in the Arab and Islamic world.”


Fashion and Faith Meet, on Foreheads of the Pious 


A man reading the Koran has a zebibah, seen as a sign of piety in Egypt.

CAIRO — There is a strong undercurrent of competition in Egypt these days, an unstated contest among people eager to prove just how religious they are. The field of battle is the street and the focus tends to be on appearance, as opposed to conviction.

It is not that the two are mutually exclusive, but they are not necessarily linked. As Egyptians increasingly emphasize Islam as the cornerstone of identity, there has been a growing emphasis on public displays of piety.

For women, that has rapidly translated into the nearly universal adoption of the hijab, a scarf fitted over the hair and ears and wrapped around the neck. For men, it is more and more popular to have a zebibah.

The zebibah, Arabic for raisin, is a dark circle of callused skin, or in some cases a protruding bump, between the hairline and the eyebrows. It emerges on the spot where worshipers press their foreheads into the ground during their daily prayers.

It may sometimes look like a painful wound, but in Egypt it is worn proudly, the way American professionals in the 1980s felt good about the dark circles under their eyes as a sign of long work hours and little sleep.

Two decades ago, Egypt was a Muslim country with a relatively secular style. Nationalism and Arabism had alternated places as the main element of identity. But today, Egypt, like much of the Arab Middle East, is experiencing the rise of Islam as the ideology of the day.

With that, religious symbols have become the fashion.

“The zebibah is a way to show how important religion is for us,” said Muhammad al-Bikali, a hairstylist in Cairo, in an interview last month. Mr. Bikali had a well-trimmed mustache and an ever-so-subtle brown spot just beneath his hairline. “It shows how religious we are. It is a mark from God.”

* Good heavens! Read it all 


Turkey Watch:

Islamist Columnist: The Jew Is a Curse

Fahri Guven of the antisemitic Islamist Turkish daily Milli Gazete quoted in his column the following excerpts from a recently published book by M. Ertugrul Duzdag and Ali Ulvi Kurucu presenting them as historical truths that every Muslim must take into account:

“The Jew is a curse. If you enter a war against the Jew you end up fighting powerful nations behind him. If you try to make peace, years pass with no result. He lies 70 lies. It is not surprising that America supports Israel. It is because America is a province of Israel! Last century it was god-damned Britain that was under [Jew’s] command, this century they made the U.S. their servant…

Don’t forget the Russian revolution. The only non-Jew was Stalin but his wife was Jewish. Karl Marks was a Jewish psychopath. Behind the Free Mason’s that played a role in every revolution is Jewish power and intelligence. The Jew wants to rule the world, and step by step, he is advancing towards his goal of destroying faith, respect, love, honor, family values in the world.

“The Zionist organization, exaggerated what was done to the Jews at the time of Hitler; created a genocide balloon; blew into it hard enough so it could fly. He blew it to ten, fifty, hundred times more than what it really was. Then they [Jews] made this the subject of thousands of novels, plays and films.

“Who would have believed a hundred years ago? But here it is now; a Jewish state in the midst of Muslims like an abscess.”

Look at Armenia. This too will become tomorrow’s Israel. It was built by Christians to severe the ties between Turkey and the Muslim Turkish world and it will grow. It will be the roadblock between Turkey and Azarbaycan and the rest of the Turkic world.”

Source: Milli Gazete, Turkey, December 15, 2007

6 thoughts on “Headbanger Watch”

  1. All that head banging not only causes bruised foreheads but brain damage-we see the results of that every day.

    One really has to wonder about Islamania-here again we have some fool whining about how the Jews are always backed by powerful interests. The Koranists must be stupid to keep opposing them for all these centuries. Wouldn’t it be easier to finally make peace and benefit from such a powerful group? I guess all that head banging from prayer comes into the equation at this point.

  2. * The dark spot on the foreheads of the believers …

    … while not the mark of the beast, certainly results from following a false prophet (aka Mo).

  3. * “The Zionist organization, exaggerated …”

    What, swarmed through Vienna, Warsaw and Berlin with placards reading “Death to those who insult Zion”?, or burnt thousands of cars because one of them died after committing a crime …

    * “Who would have believed a hundred years ago? But here it is now; a Jewish state in the midst of Muslims like an abscess.”

    Not an abscess, but a cup of trembling (Zechariah 12:2). Drink at your peril, followers of Mo.

  4. [Zebibah] “… is a mark from God”

    It is a mark, but definitely not from God.

    * The zebibah, Arabic for raisin [used in making fruit cakes?]

  5. It seems to me that all these people are being led around by the noses by there religious leaders, wheather it be Muslim or Catholic or whom ever. The religion of today is untrustworthy. Anything left in the hands of man for 2000 years is untrustworthy. Left in the hands of man it has to be corrupt because power corrupts man, undeniably. The original message from the past was peace on earth, but the religious leaders on this planet have been fighting there own battle between themselves in private for thousands of years. They hate each other and today don’t even know why. So would they allow us to think any differently. All we ever know is what we are told. and there the ones telling us. They use Religion against us as a means of control and power and wealth. The time to put an end to this Idiotic Ideaolige is now. Were all smart enough to realize that when the pope says that ” If you are not Catholic then you will not enter heaven” this is hogwash and who the hell does he think he is. I do not know Islam at all but I would bet that there religious leaders say some pretty strange things also. Take these Religious leaders out of the equation and you have alot of good people of all color and creed but you also have a whole bunch of just bad people. We all need to stop the segregation and pray for integrationat on a globle scale never seen before, or we are doomed by our ancestral beliefs that may not really pertain to this day and age. I’m not against religion I’m against the business of religion for that is what is profitably keeping us all apart. Enough for now. Peace And Happy Holidays to one and All.

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