The enemedia gets it all wrong, all of the time. Its almost as if they’re doing it deliberately:
The majority of Egyptians prefer Saudi Arabia over Turkey as a model for the role of religion in governance, a poll says. Six out of ten want Shariah while secular figures are paradoxically still most favored by society
- Â Egyptian Islamists Call upon Soldiers to Shoot Their Commanders, Threaten to Slaughter SCAF Members
- Â Egyptian Cleric Safwat Higazi Launches MB Candidate Muhammad Mursi’s Campaign: Mursi Will Restore the “United States of the Arabs” with Jerusalem as Its Capital
Secular Egyptian Presidential Candidate Hamadeen Sabahi: Kidnapping or Slaughtering Americans in Iraq is Good; I Support Al-Qaeda when It Kills American Soldiers
Islamist Egyptian Presidential Candidate Abd Al-Mun’im Abu Al-Futouh: I Personally Hope to Bear Arms to Confront the US Occupation in Iraq
Hamadein Sabahi, a former journalist, helped found the Al-Karama party, and was elected to parliament in the 2000 and 2005 elections. Â HeÂ statedÂ in 2005:
“When a weapon is pointed at the Americans, it is good. Any weapon that kills an American is good. Any gun pointed at the Marines is good. Any kidnapping or slaughtering of an American in Iraq is good . . . One must salute this organization [Al-Qaeda] when it kills any American soldiers â€“ a soldier, not a civilian. The presence of Al-Qaeda in Iraq as part of the resistance is a positive phenomenon that should be supported. I support Al-Qaeda when it kills Americans.”
This is the face of the Arab Spring. And this is the face of the “legitimate” Islam
ism that the Obama State Department wants to embrace.
Over at FrontPage Mag (viaÂ RaymondIbrahim.com), I examine the significance of last week’s blatant jihad against the Egyptian military.
Considering Egypt’s presidential elections take place later this month, last weekend’s Islamist clash with the military could not have come at a worse time.
First, the story: due to overall impatienceâ€”and rage that the Salafi presidential candidate, Abu Ismail, was disqualified (several secular candidates were also disqualified)â€”emboldened Islamists began to gather around the Defense Ministry in Abbassia, Cairo, late last week, chanting jihadi slogans, and preparing for a “million man” protest for Friday, May 4th.
As Egypt’s Al Ahram put it, “Major Egyptian Islamist parties and groupsâ€”including the Muslim Brotherhood, the Salafist Calling and Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiyaâ€”have issued calls for a Tahrir Square demonstration on Friday under the banner of ‘Saving the revolution.’ … Several non-Islamist revolutionary groups, meanwhile, have expressed their refusal to participate in the event.” In other words, last Friday was largely an Islamist protest (even though some in the Western media still portray it as a “general” demonstration).
There, in front of the Defense Ministry, the Islamists exposed their true faceâ€”exposed their hunger for power, their unpatriotic motivations, and their political ineptitude. For starters, among those leading the protests was none other than Muhammad al-Zawahiri, a brother of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, and a seasoned jihadi in his own right, who was only recently acquitted and released from prison, where, since 1998, he was incarcerated “on charges of undergoing military training in Albania and planning military operations in Egypt.”
Before the Friday protest, Zawahiri appeared “at the head of hundreds of protesters,” including “dozens of jihadis,” demonstrating in front of the Defense Ministry.” They waved banners that read, “Victory or Death” and chanted “Jihad! Jihad!”â€”all punctuated by cries of “Allahu Akbar!” Likewise, Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiyaâ€”the group responsible for slaughtering some 60 European tourists in the 1997 Luxor Massacreâ€”was at the protests. Even the so-called “moderate” Muslim Brotherhood participated.
Two lessons emerge here: 1) an Islamist is an Islamist is an Islamist: when it comes down to ideology, they are one; 2) Violence and more calls to jihad are the fruits of clemencyâ€”the thanks Egypt’s Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) gets for releasing such Islamists imprisoned during ousted President Hosni Mubarak’s tenure.
As for the actual protests (which, as one might expect from the quality of its participants, quickly turned savage) this Egyptian news clip shows bearded Salafis wreaking havoc and screaming jihadi slogans as they try to break into the Defense Ministry, homemade bombs waiting to be used, and a girl in black hijab savagely tearing down a security barbed-wireâ€”the hallmarks of a jihadi takeover.
More tellingly, jihadis in the nearby Nour Mosque opened fire on the military from the windows of the minaret; and when the military stormed the mosque, apprehending the snipers, all the Muslim Brotherhood had to say was: “We also condemn the aggression [from the military] against the house of God (Nour Mosque) and the arrest of people from within”â€”without bothering to denounce the terror such people were committing from within ‘the house of God.”…