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Fikra Forum interviews Anti-islamist Egyptians;they call for changes to U.S. policy

Egyptians Question U.S. Policy, Call for Change | Fikra Forum http://fikraforum.org/?p=2914 ….”At this critical time in Egypt’s transition, Fikra Forum felt it important to gauge the reaction of the non -Islamist Egyptian opposition to current U.S. policy. We are happy to present the opinions of well-established democracy and human rights activists on the ground, in addition to expert analysts and observers. We offer gratitude to our contributors, Hafez Abu Saeda, Basil El-Dabh, Dina Guirguis, Hany Nasr, Bassem Samir, Josh Shahryar, and Dalia Ziada, for their valuable insight. “….. More at the link.

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Virginia schoolteacher charged with allegedly injuring schoolgirl while forcing her to perform Islamic Hand Sign

October 18,2012

Tara Harris Charged With Assault After Stephanie Bennett Says Daughter Cut Hand in ‘Islami Hand Sign’ Drill | TheBlaze.com

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/virginia-teacher-charged-with-assault-girls-hand-cut-in-forced-islamic-hand-sign-drill/

RRD: Today The Blaze,( Glenn Beck’s publication) reported that Tara Harris ,a schoolteacher at the Butts Road Intermediate School in Chesapeake Virginia, was charged with simple assault for causing a student to cut her hand while forcing the student to perform a Muslim Hand gesture. According to the Blaze,Stephanie Bennett,the mother of the ten year old girl told them that:

…”Harris has a disturbing trend of “indoctrinating
students with Islamic teachings.” She also said the teacher openly campaigns for President Barack Obama in the classroom and that:

…“The teacher was going over Islamic hand signs with the children — she stayed on this issue for two days straight during their reading and math class,” she said.”…

RRD: According to Bennett when her daughter–who has a learning disability–was unable to perform the hand sign correctly after two days, Harris:

… “went over and yanked her hand out of her desk and my daughter’s hand got hung up on the metal wire on her file folder and the skin got caught on it” ….

…..“The other children saw my daughter’s hand dripping with blood after the teacher had gotten so mad that she went to twist my daughter’s hand into an Islamic sign.”…

Bennett also told The Blaze that Harris prays to Allah five times a day & seeks to persuade students that Islam is superior to other religions. Bennett claims that other parents share her concerns,and  according to The Blaze :

…”One of those parents, Nita Redditt, told TheBlaze that her young son confirmed Bennett’s story. The boy said he was “scared” to go back to school the next day after she found out, she added. “I think he was intimidated,” Redditt said. “I couldn’t believe what was going on in the classroom in regards to this teacher praying to Allah and having them pray with her.”…

Bennett also complained that she was not informed that another parent had complained to school officials about :

…”Harris campaigning for Obama in the classroom and bashing Republican GOP nominee Mitt Romney.”…

The Virginian Pilot partially confirmed the story:

Teacher charged with assault; mom says lesson involved Islam | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/10/teacher-charged-assault-mom-says-lesson-involved-islam

…”Police Spokeswoman Kelly O’Sullivan confirmed that Tara Harris has been charged for an Oct. 2 incident at the school. She would not say, however, what happened to warrant the charges. O’Sullivan did say an investigator looked into the matter.”

[Stephanie Bennett,the mother]

…”Reached by The Virginian-Pilot, she said she wanted to speak with a lawyer before doing other interviews. She did say she thought the story would “go global.”…

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John Mccain: useful idiot of the Muslim Brotherhood

RRD: I am posting this both because it needs posting to document the bi-partisan idiocy on Egypt and because it is my answer to those who say:”Surely you don’t think that a Mccain presidency could have been as bad as a Obama one” and  also to those who say ”at least the Republicans are strong on Foreign Policy”.
Some may be but that is not a given anymore.

McCain & Graham [Heart] the Muslim Brotherhood – By Andrew C. McCarthy – The Corner – National Review Online

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/291694/mccain-graham-heart-muslim-brotherhood-andrew-c-mccarthy

February 13,2012

Senator John McCain: An unlikely Brotherhood ally | GlobalPost

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-middle-east/john-mccain-sean-hannity-muslim-brotherhood

“First of all, Islamic extremists are not in power. The power is still being wielded by the military junta [RRD:Not anymore see Rubin below] that took over,by the way who are, they and the last vestiges of the Mubarak regime, keeping Americans in a situation where they have to go to the US embassy. So, it’s not the Muslim Brotherhood who’s doing this, it’s the remains of the Mubarak regime.”

”In the case of Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood is split. They have not obtained power yet. There are groups of them that want to have good relations with us. They may be an Islamic country, Israel is a Jewish state. So let’s wait and see”

Sen John McCain schools Sean Hannity on Egypt and Arab Spring Feb 13 2012 – YouTube

RRD: You see Egypt is a ” Islamic Country”, just as Israel is a ” Jewish State”;so what’s the difference?Other than the Muslim Brotherhood’s rabid anti-semitism,rabid misogyny,hostility to freedom and Christians,and commitment to a global Islamic theocracy which murders apostates and stones adulterers,well,not much.
And besides didn’t Israel once forbid public buses from running on Saturday?

This is a speech by Mohammed Morsi,now president of Egypt.

Morsi during Elections Campaign: Jihad Is Our Path, Death for the Sake of Allah Is Our Aspiration – YouTube

RRD:Now Robert you’re scaremongering,after all,don’t our own Presidential candidates say that death for God is their goal…Oh wait!They don’t.Indeed to find the closest Western equivalent you have to look to fascist and totalitarian movements.

More on both Morsi & the Brotherhood in general:

Rubin Reports » Egypt: There Goes the Army; There Goes the Free Media; There Goes Egypt

http://pjmedia.com/barryrubin/2012/08/11/egypt-there-goes-the-free-media/?singlepage=true

Top Egyptian presidential candidate doubts al Qaeda role in 9/11 – Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/31/egyptian-candidate-doubts-al-qaeda-role-9-11/

The Makeover of Mohammed Morsi | FrontPage Magazine

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/ryan-mauro/the-makeover-of-mohammed-morsi/

Morsi Promises to Free ‘Blind Sheik’ from U.S. Prison – WSJ.com

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303561504577497053026356034.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Jerusalem to become Egypt’s capital under Mursi’s rule, says Muslim cleric[at Mursi campaign event]

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/06/07/219272.html

‘Every aspect of life is to be Islamicized [under Morsi]JPost – Middle East

http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=265583

Meet your presidential candidate: Mohamed Morsy,the substitute | Egypt Independent

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/meet-your-presidential-candidate-mohamed-morsy-substitute

Meet your president: Mohamed Morsy | Egypt Independent

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/meet-your-president-mohamed-morsy

Muslim Brotherhood leader:We must raise “a jihadi generation that pursues death just as the enemies pursue life .” #egypt #Jan25 | Glory to man in the highest

https://gloryofman.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/muslim-brotherhood-leaderwe-must-raise-a-jihadi-generation-that-pursues-death-just-as-the-enemies-pursue-life-egypt-jan25/

Polls of Egyptians showing that 82% of them support stoning adulterers
& 84% support killing apostates.

Muslim Publics Divided on Hamas and Hezbollah | Pew Global Attitudes Project

http://www.pewglobal.org/2010/12/02/muslims-around-the-world-divided-on-hamas-and-hezbollah/

Muslim Brotherhood plan to “eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within” t – Americans for Freedom in Iran

http://americansforfreedominiran.posterous.com/muslim-brotherhood-plan-to-eliminating-and-de

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Egyptian President Morsi fires generals imposes censorship

RRD:When the “Arab Spring” began, I & several others who support freedom in the Middle-East warned that a rush to elections would prove disastrous since only the Muslim Brotherhood was prepared to win said elections (fn1).I also pointed to actual polling taken of the Egyptians by the Pew Center showing that a large majority of those polled supported the stoning of adulterers,the killing of apostates & other harsh punishments derived from Sharia law (fn2).

The response?

We were either ignored,or mocked, or attacked as ”racists”(even though there is ample precedent for failed revolutions in the West ,such as the French Revolution).
We were told that the revolution was not initiated by the Muslim Brotherhood(which was true),and that the Muslim Brotherhood would not gain power(obviously not true).
When it became apparent that the Muslim Brotherhood would win elections(and even before then, in some cases) we were told of a new phobia,invented by the Muslim Brotherhood and their apologists and useful idiots in the West:Ikhwanophobia;meaning a supposedly unreasonable fear of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Oddly these same people never speak of KKKophobia, or BNPophobia,or  FPOophobia, or Jobbikophobia, or FrontNationalophobia, or GoldenDawnophobia (fn3)., but then perhaps those hit too close to home,unlike  the Muslim Brotherhood,whom we are never supposed to “demonize” by applying the same standards to them as we do  to ourselves.
After the Muslim Brotherhood won the elecions they were not supposed to win,we were then told that we had nothing to fear since the Egyptian Military would act as a check on them.
Well now “striking another blow for freedom” Morsi has replaced the Generals in charge of the military.He was handed a justification for this, by the alleged ineptitude displayed by Military in the Sinai debacle.He is also taking over the government run newspapers and persecuting his critics:

Rubin Reports » Egypt: There Goes the Army; There Goes the Free Media; There Goes Egypt

http://pjmedia.com/barryrubin/2012/08/11/egypt-there-goes-the-free-media/?singlepage=true

…”Muslim Brotherhood President al-Mursi has just removed the two commanding generals of the Egyptian military. Does he have a right to do this? Who knows?There’s no constitution. That means all we were told about not having to worry because the generals would restrain the Brotherhood was false. Moreover, the idea that the army, and hence the government, may fear to act lest they lose U.S. aid will also be false. There is no parliament at present He is now the democratically elected dictator of Egypt. True, he picked another career officer but he has now put forward the principle: he decides who runs the army. The generals can still advise Mursi. He can choose to listen to them or not. But there is no more dual power in Egypt but only one leader. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces which has run Egypt since February 2011 is gone. Only Mursi remains and Egypt is now at his mercy.

Behind the scenes note: Would Mursi dared have done this if he thought Obama would come down on him like a ton of bricks? Would the army give up if they thought America was behind it? No on both counts.

This is a coup. Mursi is bound by no constitution. He can do as he pleases unless someone is going to stop him. And the only candidate–the military–is fading fast, far faster than even we pessimists would have predicted.

Muslim Brotherhood President al-Mursi has also just named the editors of the top Egyptian newspaper and other media outlets. They are state-owned, you know, and there are a half-dozen good little independent newspapers.

But one of them, al-Destour (ironically meaning “The Constitution”), has just had a full issue seized on charges of “fueling sedition” and “harming the president through phrases and wording punishable by law.” We know this through a report in the Middle East News Agency, the state-owned monopoly.

And what was the inflammatory report? That the Brotherhood was going to seize power and that liberals and the army should join together to stop the country from being turned into an Islamist regime.”…

….”Other columnists are charging that the Brotherhood is trying to turn their newspapers into reliable house organs rather than let them be free.”…

This is what the “Arab Spring” has wrought:
A anti-semitic,misogynistic,anti-Christian,anti-gay ,anti-Liberty band of reactionary Neo-Medievalist Islamists,has taken over
a former quasi-pan-arabist dictatorship,(which our tax dollars have armed and equipped with M1 Abrams tanks and F-16 fighter jets since the Camp David Accords.)
Women,”Apostates”,& Coptic Christians & Gays,all get tossed under the bus,along with the Camp David Accords(sooner or later).

Footnotes:

fn1

A brief comment on my stance on the January 25th revolution:Political Islam is not the answer. | Glory to man in the highest

https://gloryofman.wordpress.com/a-brief-comment-on-my-stance-on-the-january-25th-revolutionpolitical-islam-is-not-the-answer/

fn2

Muslim Publics Divided on Hamas and Hezbollah | Pew Global Attitudes Project

http://www.pewglobal.org/2010/12/02/muslims-around-the-world-divided-on-hamas-and-hezbollah/

fn3.

The far right is on the march again: the rise of Fascism in Austria | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1160972/The-far-right-march-rise-Fascism-Austria.html

Meet Europe’s New Fascists, Hungary’s Far-Right Jobbik Party – Tablet Magazine

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/96716/meet-europes-new-fascists?all=1

Marine Le Pen’s 17.9% is not a breakthrough for the far right | World news | guardian.co.uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/french-election-blog-2012/2012/apr/25/marine-le-pen-french-elections-2012

Far right on rise in Europe

http://www.theage.com.au/world/far-right-on-rise-in-europe-20120803-23kw0.html

Rise of neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party leads to spate of immigrant attacks in Greece – Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/greece/9330223/Rise-of-neo-Nazi-Golden-Dawn-party-leads-to-spate-of-immigrant-attacks-in-Greece.html

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DOJ official Tom Perez, his meetings with Islamists & his refusal to explicitly denounce blasphemy laws

DoJ official refuses to denounce demands for Saudi-style blasphemy law | The Daily Caller http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/27/doj-official-refuses-to-denounce-demands-for-saudi-style-blasphemy-law/ RRD:According to the Daily Caller Tom Perez a DOJ official refused to denounce blasphemy laws.This took place at hearings convened because of a Daily Caller article published in October of 2011 ,on a meeting Perez had with members of the Islamist group ISNA (a unindicted conspirator in the Holy Land case) most notably Mohamed Magid,along with others. (To my knowledge Magid himself was not named in the case) …”At the end of the public meeting, Perez called more meetings with the Islamists, even though he had watched while Magid called for legal punishment of people who criticize Islamic texts that call for violence against non -Muslims and for the subordination of women to men.”… …”During the meeting, Perez also complimented the Islamists for lobbying against airline security measures. Perez also listened while another Islamist called for the Justice Department to redefine religious free speech as illegal discrimination. The department’s “civil rights lawyers are top of the line — I say this with utter honesty — I know they can come up with a way” to redefine criticism as discrimination, said Sahar Aziz, a female Egyptian -American lawyer who spoke at the event. “I’d be willing to give a shot at it,” said Aziz, who spoke for the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding, a Michigan -based advocacy group. “We must continue to have the open and honest and critical dialogue that you saw in the robust debate,” Perez said just a few minutes after Aziz made her demand for Saudi-style blasphemy laws.”….

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Don’t let it go unheard #objectivist ( #aynrand )podcast:DOD bans criticism of Islam while Egytian pres. wants to conquer Jerusalem #tcot #jcot

Don’t Let It Go Unheard 06/24 by amypeikoff | Blog Talk Radio

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/amypeikoff/2012/06/25/dont-let-it-go-unheard

….”PLANNED TOPICS: Just as a Muslim Brotherhood candidate wins the Egyptian Presidency, and his supporters call for a renewed drive to establish an Islamic Caliphate with Jerusalem as its capital, here in the U.S. our Department of Defense suspends a military instructor for including, in a course, material that crticizes Islam. Why you should vote for me (or yourself) instead of Gary Johnson. Disturbing evidence of Obama’s desperation to win. And more.”….

Disclaimer:Reposting does not imply agreement.(Nor does it constitute a political endorsement of Mitt Romney).

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Dean of Koranic Studies at the Islamic University of Gaza vows to Conquer Andalusia & the Vatican

RRD:Odd,I thought if ”we left them alone,they would leave us alone”.

MEMRI: Dr. Subhi Al-Yaziji, Dean of Koranic Studies at the Islamic University of Gaza: We Hope to Conquer Andalusia and the Vatican

http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/3450.htm

http://www.memritv.org/clip_transcript/en/3450.htm

”Subhi Al-Yaziji: The conquest of Andalusia is an old dream, something Muslims proudly hope for and will continue to hope for in the future.

[…]

We place our hopes in Allah and trust that the day will come when our triumph will not be restricted to Palestine. Our hopes go beyond that – to raise the banner of the Caliphate over the Vatican, the “Rome” of today, in accordance with the hadith of the Prophet Muhammad: “Constantinople shall be conquered and then Rome.”

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Egyptian Government may pass laws #Womensrights & permitting Necrophilia #humanrights #tcot

Egypt’s women urge MPs not to pass early marriage, sex-after-death laws: report

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/04/25/210198.html

RRD:Previously I warned that there was a very real risk that Islamists could come to power in Egypt.(fn1).
Now the Egyptian Government is seriously considering legislation that would lower the age of marriage to 14,curtail a woman’s right to divorce & her right to get a education and–bizarrely even for Islamists–permit a husband to perform sex acts upon his wife’s corpse.

Local Women’s Rights groups are protesting and it remains to be seen whether this insanity will become law.

Footnotes:

fn1.
A brief comment on my stance on the January 25th revolution:Political Islam is not the answer. | Glory to man in the highest

https://gloryofman.wordpress.com/a-brief-comment-on-my-stance-on-the-january-25th-revolutionpolitical-islam-is-not-the-answer/

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New York Review of Books Writer Blames Israeli-Palestinian Conflict for Anti-Semitic Toulouse Murders – Tablet Magazine

http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/95545/no-israel-isnt-to-blame-for-toulouse/

I do not agree with the Tablet author’s demented view that Israel should perhaps take anti-semitic attacks into account,but I don’t have time to write a response either to Tablet or the Dearborn Independent…er…I mean the New York Review of Books,I’ll link to a better story when one becomes available,in the meantime I wanted to get the story out.

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Senoir scholar at leading Islamic University:”Jews “Cannot Be Freed [of Their Faults] Except by Cutting Their Hearts Out”

Senior Al-Azhar Scholar: The Jews Are ‘A Source of Evil and Harm in All Human Societies’

http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/6086.htm

”Dr. Isma’il ‘Ali Muhammad, head of the Department of Islamic Preaching and Culture at Al-Azhar University, published a series of six articles on the website of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood describing “the Jewish character” and explaining the role of the Bible and Talmud in shaping it. Stating that cruelty, dishonesty and bloodlust are inherent to the Jewish character because they are part of the Jews’ culture and scriptures, he supports his argument with quotations from Jewish sources, some of them distorted. He also repeats the well-known libel that the Jews use the blood of non-Jews to prepare Passover matzah, refers to The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and quotes from the virulently antisemitic book Jewish Society by Coptic Egyptian writer Zaki Shenouda.”..

”October 20, 2011, Muhammad describes the “Jewish character”: “A prominent [fact] is that the Jewish personality, wherever it is found, is never free of deviancy and corruption, and is always striving to perpetrate corruption upon the earth. It is a personality that is unable to coexist in peace and equality with others or to form good relations with them. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say that this personality is always a source of evil and harm in all human societies… and is completely unable to live in harmony in any human society.

” In the early Islamic period, there were Jews who lived under the rule of the best of men, the Prophet Muhammad. They were treated well, yet despite this their deviant character immediately became apparent. Breaching their treaties with the Muslims and betraying them, they lead the infidel front [against them], strayed from the path of Allah and His Messenger, and harmed the Muslims. The punishment of being expelled from Medina by the Muslims was warranted by their [acts of] deceit and betrayal.”.

….”The deviancy and corruption inherent to the Jewish personality are neither incidental nor temporary, and are not confined to [specific] situations, individuals or circumstances. They stem from the ideological roots of the Jewish essence, mind and spirit, and are based on a powerful conceptual system that permeates the Jewish soul like blood flowing through veins. ”….

….”Coptic Egyptian writer] Zaki Shenouda wrote [in his book Jewish Society]:[4] ‘A horrific barbarity flows in the veins of the Jews and percolates to the very depth of their essence and soul. This barbarity has been one of their most prominent characteristics since they first appeared, and has been an inalienable part of them throughout their history and in all domains of life. They are always ruled by a violent and frightening tendency to insane cruelty, and by a demonic craving to kill, murder, hang, burn, stone, abuse and torture [people], to cut off their limbs and perpetrate genocide, to burn down cities and sow destruction in any place that is under their control. They know no mercy. No [human] feeling, religion, faith, or conscience dissuade them from doing these things. They are like ravening wolves, rabid dogs, or mad swine who sink their teeth and claws into any animal that crosses their path. Only blood, and the sight of dead bodies and remains strewn about them, can satisfy their lust [for killing]…’

…..”The Jews’ rabbis allow them to kill or butcher certain people, distill their blood, and use it to make the matzah that is eaten on Passover and on other holidays. One of the most famous incidents of this sort was the murder of father Thomas and his servant Ibrahim ‘Amara in Beirut [sic] in 1840.[5] Those involved in this incident, and especially the rabbis who ordered to butcher the two and distill their blood, admitted that it had been done out of religious motives, and that the blood had been used for making matzah…”

……”The last two articles, from October 24 and 25, “According to the Jewish ideological and religious heritage, the Jew does not have to honor any alliance with, or commitment to, a non-Jew. Hence, we see that the Jewish personality rarely stops cheating and betraying the other in negotiations. When the Jew has an opportunity to evade his commitments to a non-Jew, he unfortunately does so immediately… These traits are rooted in their nature, flow like blood through their veins, and rule their hearts. They cannot be freed [of them] except by cutting their hearts out.” [7]”….

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