In the next couple of hours North Queensland will be hit by the biggest cyclone ever. We’ll be blogging until the electricity goes….
The emblem of the Muslim Brotherood shows two swords and the Â words “make ready”, or “prepare”, based on the Koran:
chapter Al-Anfaal: “….make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery) to threaten the enemy of Allaah and your enemy, and others besides whom, you may not know but whom Allaah does know. And whatever you shall spend in the Cause of Allaah shall be repaid unto you, and you shall not be treated unjusty.}[8:59-60].
Who gets such crazy ideas? People who believe jihad is inner struggle?
“People picture Muslims with a Quran in one hand and a sword in the other,” Naseem Mahdi, vice president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, said.
Michael Ledeen has some eerie – really eerie – parallels betweenÂ Iran 1979 and Egypt 2011.
How can you explain it? The leader of the Brotherhood calls for Jihad on America and destroying all US influence in the region and then the media says they are moderates!
Here’s my (satirical) theory: Being againstÂ revolutionary Islamists seizing power in any country has now been declared to be Islamophobic. (Barry Rubin)
This is not a Muslim revolt in Egypt, it’s about basic dignity and rights
Peter Khalil is a former security adviser to the KRudd government and Associate Professor at Sydney University’s Centre for International SecurityÂ Studies.Â He was born in Australia after his parents migrated from Egypt and has just returned from visiting family there. Read it and weep>>>
Am I the Only One Troubled By Cairo Street Scenes?
For days now, the mainstream and leftstream media have been telling us that the Muslim Brotherhood isnot dangerous,Â not radically Islamistâ€”but that even if theyÂ are Islamist that they are popular amongst the people. Western leftists view the Brothers as engaged in a Hamas-like form of soup kitchen social work/theocratic totalitarianism, but who nevertheless have earned the right to be democratically voted into power by the people.
Short-sightedly, they claim that if we are serious about standing for democracy and the vote, that we have no choice but to support what may turn out to be an even worse tyranny than that of Mubarak’s.
Such journalists also claim thatÂ the EgyptianÂ people in the streets are not “political,” that they are impoverished, broken, barefoot warriors who have heroically risen up for jobs, food, and an end to corruption and tyranny. Indeed, the people may not be “political”â€”but their heroism may end up benefiting those who, unlike themselves, are already organized militarily, economically, and ideologicallyâ€”like theÂ Muslim Brotherhood. Â (Source)