Things More Worrisome than AGW: “Arab Spring”
“Arab Spring” in Egypt: Where’s the “Democracy” Here?
The cynically-named “Arab Spring” continues in Egypt with direct threats to Israel this weekend.
Read all of this from the Canadian-Israel Committee: “Egypt Opens Border With Gaza – Time to Cancel the Flotilla, Right?”
A new Nazi party is announced for Egypt, the “new democracy!”
(JPost) — A group of Egyptian political activists have announced plans to set up a local version “of the Nazi party,” an Egyptian newspaper reported on Thursday.
Citing a leftist Egyptian news portal, the Al-Masry Al-Youm daily said that “the party’s founding deputy is a former military official,” and that the party would be aimed at bringing “together prominent figures from the Egyptian society.”
The report cited founding member Emad Abdel Sattar as saying that party “believes in vesting all powers in the president after selecting him or her carefully,” and that “preparations are underway to choose the most competent person to represent the party.”
Al-Masry Al-Youm added that an Egyptian Nazi party “operated secretly under former President Hosni Mubarak, whose regime prevented party leaders from carrying out their activities freely.”
The Muslim Brotherhood has no plans for “democracy” in Egypt once it takes over. Did Barack and Hillary not get this memo either?
(Al-Masry) — The Muslim Brotherhood would apply Islamic sharia if it came to power, said leading Brotherhood figure Sobhi Saleh, adding that sharia protects non-Muslim citizens.
“Terms like civil or secular state are misleading,” he said. “Islamic sharia is the best system for Muslims and non-Muslims.”
Saleh apologized for his earlier statements that the Muslim Brotherhood could not recognize liberals or communists as Muslims, and that he disapproved of Muslims marrying outside the group.
A Christian couple and their baby were stabbed today in Egypt for converting from Islam. Here’s one “non-Muslim” from Egypt who is damn glad to be in the U.S.:
(Al-Masry) — “The Administrative Judicial Court on Sunday ordered the withdrawal of Egyptian nationality from Morris Sadek, a Coptic Christian lawyer living in the United States, and banned him from entering the country.
The action was taken against Sadek for a number of alleged crimes, including calls for war against Egypt.
A lawyer leading the case against Sadek said he had insulted Islam, showed allegiance to Judaism, called for the killing of Arabs and requested the United States and Israel to interfere in Egypt’s domestic affairs.
“I will not appeal the verdict,” Sadek said. “I will use it to show the world how the Islamists control the Egyptian judiciary.”
Meanwhile in Yemen: The “Arab Spring” is chasing Americans out of the country.
(IPT) — “With Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) growing in strength, Washington is preparing to evacuate its ambassador from Yemen, the London Telegraph reported Wednesday. The British Embassy and many other Western missions have drastically reduced their presence in the capital Sana’a because of the danger of attack.
“Yemen is standing on the edge of a precipice,” a Western source said. “The rule of law has almost totally collapsed and AQAP can maneuver with unimpeded and unprecedented freedom. The current risk is as high as it could be.”
More than 40 people have died since Sunday in fighting between troops loyal to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has ruled Yemen for 32 years, and Sadiq al-Ahmar, one of the president’s most bitter tribal opponents.”