A Sign of Things to Come

TUNIS — Synagogue burned while police stands by, does nothing  (AFP)

Arsonists set fire to a synagogue in the southern Gabes region of Tunisia, a leader of the local Jewish community said Tuesday. (Right after the Islamic headbanger in chief returned from Londonistan, where he found refuge for the last 20 years. What a coincidence…!)

Ghriba synagogue in Djerba, southern Tunisia

“Someone set fire to the synagogue on Monday night and the Torah scrolls were burned,” Trabelsi Perez told AFP, criticising the lack of action by the security services to stop the attack.

“What astonished me was that there were police not far from the synagogue,” added Perez, who is also head of the Ghriba synagogue on the island of Djerba, the oldest synagogue in Africa.

Twenty-one people were killed, including 16 European tourists, when Al-Qaeda bombers attacked Ghriba in April 2002.

“Peaceful” Cairo Mob Hangs Mubarak in Effigy (GWP)

And what are they calling for?

The protesters are chanting, “Oh America and Israel … you people of evil.”

Iranian state-owned news agency IRNA reported the Israeli embassy in Cairo was attacked by armed men in the morning of Feb. 1. According to eyewitnesses cited by IRNA, an Egyptian officer who was guarding the embassy was killed. The attackers reportedly withdrew from the embassy following clashes with the Egyptian forces around the embassy. (Stratfor)

An effigy depicting President Hosni Mubarak is seen hanging on a traffic light as Anti-government demonstrate in Tahrir square in downtown Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian authorities battled to save President Hosni Mubarak’s regime with a series of concessions and promises to protesters, but realities on the streets of Cairo may be outrunning his capacity for change. (Emierates 24-7 via ROP)

“Nothing to do with religion”- right?

People pray on Tahrir, or Liberation Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday Jan. 31, 2011

Mubarak’s grip on Egypt looked increasingly tenuous on Tuesday after the army pledged not to confront protesters who converged in Cairo in their tens of thousands to demand an end to his 30-year rule.

Women demonstrate in Tahrir or Liberation Square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. More than a quarter-million people flooded into the heart of Cairo Tuesday, filling the city’s main square in by far the largest demonstration in a week of unceasing demands for President Hosni Mubarak to leave after nearly 30 years in power

“30 years of devastation and treason?” Only? Wait and see what Egypt looks like under the Muslim Brotherhood: in less than 10 years they’ll be running out of sand!

Khaled Abu Toameh still has hope for the Arabs:  Arab Dictators Have not Learned the Lesson

Spengler: Even Islamists have to eat.

3 thoughts on “A Sign of Things to Come”

  1. Israeli embassy attacked in Cairo.

    The Islamic world is in turmoil, in the main because our interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan is a festering sore in the body of Islam.

    The entire Muslim world, including Muslims in the West, have been under immense pressure since 9/11. 9/11 itself was very satisfying to Muslims, but since then we have invaded Iraq and Afghanistan, and imposed our rule on them. For Islam, victory in war is the only measure of success, as that was the example of Mohammed, and the blessing of allah. What Muslims see now is the absolute nonchalant ease with which we rout the forces of Islam. The defeated Muslims kowtow to us begging for our favour, money and food. To Muslims this so galling that it causes dissonance in the mind. Their leaders, Bashir in Sudan , Mubarek etc , know though that there is no choice – dhimmi or bite the dust. That is why Bashir the genocidal Islamist agreed to let Christians in Sudan have a referendum for independence-this against all Islamic teaching. Such was his fear what Pres Bush would do if he did not get what he “requested”.

    This is the main reason why our interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan are so galling to Muslims here and in Islamic nations, and is leading to turmoil.

    It is also the main reason that these interventions are causing political earthquakes in the ME. Pakistan is also being de-stabilised as a consequence.

    The question is, are these aftershocks the result of calculated policy of our interventions? I believe there are more to come. The independence of south Sudan is going to set off more explosions, and will be the primary cause of a major terrorist attack on the West, just as 9/11 was a consequence of East Timor being wrenched away from dar ul islam by Western armed might.

  2. Oh, and what’s all this I keep hearing about Muslim tolerance?
    In the Middle Ages?
    Yeah right. It’s all a lie.

  3. Ammunition found two steps away from Israeli Embassy in Paris on Tuesday morning

    It was en employee at the Mayor’s in the VIII arrondissement of Paris, France, who accidentally came across some forty cartridges of .22 ammunition for long rifle in a garden urn at 1 Rue Rabelais, only a few metres/feet from one of the most guarded premises in Paris


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