This is the fourth essay in a series about the maneuvering and intrigue crouching behind the arras of the current crisis in the Middle East. Previously: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
The Long Hot Arab Summer began in Cairo on September 11, 2012, with a demonstration in front of the American embassy. Over the next few days numerous other cities across the world — not just in Islamic countries, but in Europe, Canada, Australia, and even Japan — followed suit.
The OIC and the media would have us believe that those Islamic days of rage were a spontaneous outburst of Muslim indignation over a blasphemous movie about Mohammed. Yet this battlefield had actually been prepared well in advance.
The current form of the conflict began to take shape in late 2005 (that crucial year!) and early 2006, during the Mohammed cartoon crisis. The Muslim world did not spontaneously combust the moment the “Turban Bomb” was first published inJyllands-Posten, but waited four months before taking to the streets to loot, burn, bomb, and murder. The mayhem was carefully instigated by a pair of Danish imams, who added three fake cartoons — more incendiary than the real ones — to the original twelve, and went on a tour of the Middle East with their portfolio to stir up the righteous indignation of faithful Muslims. The results are well-known.
The Danish cartoon affair was a great success from a Muslim standpoint. Western leaders fell all over themselves to deplore the cartoons. Most of them condemned the artists and the newspaper for their “abuse” of free speech. Although the cartoons spread virally on the internet, only a few major media outlets were willing to display the drawings that caused all the commotion. Newspapers and TV networks in the United States — which is supposedly a model for the world’s free press — were particularly craven in this regard. Thus, the Muslim Brotherhood got its wish: “defamation” of Islam was effectively suppressed.
Five terrorists have been caught apparently plotting an attack on British tourists in an Egyptian resort in the lead-up to Christmas.
The suspected jihadists were arrested by Egyptian counter terror police as they collected rocket-propelled grenades, rifles and pistols in an attempt believed to be similar to the Mumbai attacks in India which killed 166 people in November 2008.#
Authorities claimed that the gang planned to attack the ‘softer target of British tourists’ holidaying at the idyllic beachside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on the Red Sea.
Terrorist target: Beachside resort Sharm el-Sheikh (pictured) is thought to have been the target of five Muslim terrorists who were arrested by Egyptian counter terror police
The arrests come after al-Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri called for a new wave of violence, appealing to jihadists around the world to attack and kidnap westerners.
Salafist crowd demands sharia state for Egypt (Vlad Tepes)
Egyptian women are sexually harassed at every level of society- video
Whether rich or poor, religious or secular, men in Egyptian society routinely harass women – and the attacks are often violent and rarely punished, says Mona Eltahawy, a journalist and speaker on Arab and Muslim issues. She describes her own battle to win justice after an assault in Cairo, and calls for reform to Egyptian laws and attitudes to sexual harassment.
The good news is that the draft Egyptian constitution legally enshrines the superiority of men over women, so at least now when men sexually harrass women they won’t be breaking any laws.
In his interview with MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Obama claimed to take offense at, “The suggestion that in any way, we haven’t tried to make sure that the American people knew as the information was coming in what we believed.”
That sentence is not only incredibly convoluted, shifting the blame not just to the intel, but to the perception of that intel held by some vague group of “We’s” who may include anyone in the administration. But it’s a ridiculous finger wagging moment from a man who repeatedly blamed the video for a heavily armed assault on an American consulate.
The man who only told the American people about the Libyan War several days after it began, who has lied about Fast and Furious, who even in the language of his own media supporters runs the least transparent administration since King George III has no right to act offended when he is challenged for putting out gross misinformation and locking up a filmmaker based on that misinformation.
“Mansour reportedly said that nothing would induce him to leave his home, adding that, if he met the rebels, ‘He would remind them about the Ten Commandments and the Holy Scriptures.'”
Muslims will tell you that Qur’an:8:7 “Allah wished to confirm the truth by His words: ‘Wipe the infidels out to the last” doesn’t mean what it says. But here in Syria, as in so many other places, genocide speaks louder than taqiyya:
“Syria: Last Christian in Homs Killed,” from ANSAmed, October 31 (thanks to JW)
Obama for the third time (after bin Laden and al-Awlaki) has discovered some Islamic jihadists he doesn’t like: he has an election to win. “U.S. yanks support for Syrian opposition group, warns of extremist takeover of uprising,” by Anne Gearan for theWashington Post, October 31 (thanks to JW):
ZAGREB, Croatia — The Obama administration on Wednesday renounced the proclaimed leaders of the Syrian political opposition and said any group seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad must reject attempts by extremists to “hijack” a legitimate revolution.
Syrian rebels blame West for “extremism”
The West’s lack of support causes it, somehow:
… Reacting after Washington urged Syria’s rebels to reject extremism, the head of the main opposition Syrian National Council said the West and its partners were to blame for rising radicalisation.
‘The international community is responsible, through its lack of support for the Syrian people, for the growth of extremism in Syria,’ SNC director Abdel Basset Saida told AFP.
-More fantasy at SkyNews Friday November 2, 2012 via Mullah
Because the west is causing all this “extremism”, the believers can’t help themselves and murder Christians:
Peaceful Christians are caught between the Sunni and Shia factions in yet another Muslim civil war. In the civil war, they have tried to stay neutral. But despite this, many are now facing persecution and death
‘We left Homs because they were trying to kill us’
Pelosi with Hamas-linked Awad, looking like he just swallowed the canary
How corrupt and compromised are our nation’s leaders? This corrupt and compromised. “Pelosi holds secret fundraiser with Islamists, Hamas-linked groups,” by Neil Munro at The Daily Caller, November 2 via JW:
Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi headlined a high-dollar fundraiser in May that was attended by U.S.-based Islamist groups and individuals linked by the U.S. government to the Hamas jihad group and to the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood movement.
A man corrupt blowhard investigating a jihad terror attack wants “strong efforts” against those who tell the truth about Islam and jihad. “Benghazi Investigator Slams America and ‘Islamophobes,’” by Matthew Vadum at FrontPage, November 2:
America is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion, according to the Obama administration’s lead investigator into the Benghazi atrocities.
So sayeth Ambassador Pickering, Hillary Clinton’s appointee to head the “Accountability Review Board.” Ambassador Pickering is tasked with getting the facts straight (after the election) about what happened in Benghazi and where accountability resides.
According to Ambassador Pickering, in remarks he made during an Oct. 23 panel discussion at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., America is a seething hotbed of “Islamophobia,” filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the benign Muslim religion. Of course, he couched his message in diplomatese. “Ignorant rubes,” in diplomatese, becomes “[d]ata shows that those Americans who do not know Muslims, who do not know much about Islam, are the ones who harbor the greatest feelings of prejudice.”
So we can see that Hillary appointed a man who comes into the investigation with an open mind and without preconceived scapegoats.
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Last December I posted here about Professor Paul Derengowski, who was dismissed from Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas for annoying Muslim students by quoting from Islamic texts. I have just received this message from him:
For the past year I’ve been living under a dark cloud. A cloud that was created one night (November 8, 2011) during a class I was teaching on Islam at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas. Two Muslim students who did not like me answering their questions about their beloved Muhammad and the sources I used to do it, namely the Koran and a Muslim scholar, set forth a campaign orchestrated long before that night ever arrived, to smear me as a person and force me out as a professor. For those interested, you can read more about that night here, as well as indulge yourself with all the firsthand documents, some of which produced by TCC which only contribute to the defamation due to their dubious nature.