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Anyone with the slightest awareness of those little tell-tale signs of which Muslims are most zealous in emulating the "prophet" will have noted the "zabibah" (prayer bump) on this guy's forehead. Ayman al-Zawahiri has one http://tioharimrtie.blogspot.com/2011/01/ayman-al-zawahiri-vice-president-of-al.html , as do the Muslim Brotherhood leaders of the "Arab Spring" in Egypt http://www.egyptfinancials.com/2011/07/02/muslim-brotherhood-undergoing-generational-rift-in-egypt/ and http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2009/1221/Egypt-s-Muslim-Brotherhood-widening-split-between-young-and-old . The zabibah is physical evidence of a devout Muslim who has banged his head on the ground so often that one would suspect accompanying brain damage, although he will wear it with pride as a badge of honor. For the rest of us, it is a sign that one must be wary of them and extremely cautious in dealing with them. A good rule of thumb is, if one encounters someone wearing a zabibah think of it as similar to encountering a Hell's Angel sporting a swastika tatoo, and act accordingly.
Not that Israel will need this advice, but they should tell Egypt to stuff it -- and gear up to re-take the Sinai (or at least the entire coastal region bordering the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba, from Eilat all the way down to Sharm el Sheikh) when the crazies in Egypt overplay their hand, as they are bound to do.
"Truth" (I put your presumptuous handle in quotes on purpose), you make the same error that many people do when describing "democracy." Popular voting is part of it, the mechanism by which popular sentiment is registered, but it is not the only part. Other aspects of stable functioning democracies include a mechanism that allows for the peaceful change in the political order from time to time in response to the popular vote. A good operational definition of a stable democracy is that the government has peacefully changed hands at least three times in succession, with the losing side of an election standing aside gracefully and striving to do better in the next election. You may have heard of "one vote, one time?" The signs are appearing that this is what's shaping up for the fate of Egypt, that once it goes the way of a theocracy in response to a popular there will be no further democratic elections that could lead to a change of government. And I won't even get into the issues of human rights violations that are looming on the horizon once the Salafists are in power and are free to pursue without restraint their traditional anti-Semitic and anti-Christian agendas. Of course, this is the most fervent wish of all good Muslims, to live in a Shariah-bound state. But don't blather on about the meaning of democracy when clearly you don't have the foggiest idea about what it means.
"I expect extremists Brian Williams, Anderson Cooper, the NY Times, LA Times, IHT, CNN, BBC,and all members of the mainstream meda et al, to be just as rabidly obsessed and consumed with investigating their role in cheerleading for the overthrow and downfall of the US allied Mubarak government." It would be nice if these ignoramuses would come forth and offer such mea culpae. But of course you know they won't. Instead, when Egypt finally goes fully Shariah compliant, when the persecution of Christians and other religious minorities begins in earnest, and especially when Egypt under the Muslim Brotherhood resumes its aggression toward Israel, these Leftist friends of Islam who have bought into the "Religion of Peace" propaganda will double down and back the new regime they helped to install. They are like the American supporters of the National Socialists when they came to power in Germany in the 1930s, or supporters of Stalinism in the Soviet Union during the twenties and thirties. One suspects it is likely to end equally as badly as did the rise of Nazism and Communism in the early Twentieth Century. When the full horror of the consequences of MB control of Egypt unfolds and becomes apparent to even the most dim-witted observer, Brian Williams, Anderson Cooper and numerous other MSM journalists who helped legitimize their ascent to power will plead "innocent" in the roles they played as complicit cheer leaders.
Happy Birthday, Pamela. You are one of my heroes. And for a 29 year old, you ain't bad looking, either. ;)
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2011 on Flag Day: Happy Birthday, Old Glory! at Atlas Shrugs
Algeria has so far managed to escape being swept up in the "Arab Spring." However, it is to be presumed that in due time they, too, will want to get aboard with the others. They share the underlying pathology of the others, as this story demonstrates.
Choi above has it right. Flip a coin to see whether Delta Force or SEAL Team 6 gets to interview Gadahn. The loser gets al-Awlaki.
Send her home to Saudi Arabia. Make sure she is prevented from ever returning.
Toggle Commented May 17, 2011 on Spit Jihad at Atlas Shrugs
I, too, noticed the black motif of the DOJ web site. Your comment prompted me to send them the following email. Others might want to consider doing the same. ------------------------------------------------------------ To: U.S. Department of Justice Re: Web site color scheme To Whom It May Concern: I am writing to comment on the color scheme used by the usdoj.gov web site. I feel the black background color is inappropriate for a government agency, especially one so tightly associated with the foundations of the United States. Black evinces no patriotism; indeed, from time immemorial black has been the color associated with anarchy and piracy. What's wrong with some variant of red-white-blue? I urge you to redo the DOJ web site to eliminate the black motif, and instead replace it with traditional patriotic symbols of America, such as flags or Washington monuments or similar themes using a red-white-blue motif. Respectfully yours, xxx
I posted this on "Snapshots of Iranian Women" but will add it here, too. These women are absolutely magnificent! They remind me in some ways of Latin women - outspoken, not infected by the Leftist disease that has scrambled the brains of so many in the West over the issue of gender identity, and possessing great, if as yet untapped, power. Their prominent emergence in this fray came as a complete surprise to many in the West, indicating that our perception of the dynamics of Iranian society has been faulty. I say they deserve our support in every way. If I'm gonna have to arm wrestle with anyone over there, I'd much rather do it with these women than the bearded misogynists currently in charge.
These women are absolutely magnificent! They remind me in some ways of Latin women - outspoken, not infected by the Leftist disease that has scrambled the brains of so many in the West over the issue of gender identity, and possessing great, if as yet untapped, power. Their prominent emergence in this fray came as a complete surprise to many in the West, indicating that our perception of the dynamics of Iranian society has been faulty. I say they deserve our support in every way. If I'm gonna have to arm wrestle with anyone over there, I'd much rather do it with these women than the bearded misogynists currently in charge.
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2009 on Those Lips, Those Eyes! at Atlas Shrugs
Oops, my mistake about (mis)assignment of commenter handles to their posts. The "Posted by:" follows the comment and is separated by a dashed line.
Heh. Go get'em Sarah! As someone who lives in Alaska and has watched in utter amazement as time and again she took down the good old boys, I was not surprised one bit by this move. Although law suits aren't usually the best way to win elections, in Sarah's case a high profile slapdown of the self-selected elites who have been relentlessly tearing her apart would earn her even more respect in the heartland than she already enjoys. My only concern is that those she is taking on have, effectively, an infinite amount of money and the legal resources that would buy. By what means will she be able to push these defamation suits, no matter how justified they might be? There is a small band of conservatives in Hollywood. Maybe this would be a good cause for them to champion.
Hmmm... "Eastview" here. I posted the comment above about the (mis)usage of "allegedly" under my own log-in account name. But TypePad mysteriously attributed it to "Warren". If the present comment is similarly misattributed, then there is something wrong with the commenting system here. Anyone else having this problem?
Hope JW is back up soon Robert. It's great of Pamela to let us hang out here until you are. "Man allegedly doused wife with petrol..." -- from the article. What's with the use of the word "allegedly"? It sounds as if there is doubt the events took place at all. This is a a blatant misuse of language. Dictionary.com has a very nice note about how this word is misused which applies perfectly here. From Dictionary.com's definition: al·leged (ə-lějd', ə-lěj'ĭd) adj. Represented as existing or as being as described but not so proved; supposed. al·leg'ed·ly (ə-lěj'ĭd-lē) adv. "Usage Note: An alleged burglar is someone who has been accused of being a burglar but against whom no charges have been proved. An alleged incident is an event that is said to have taken place but has not yet been verified. In their zeal to protect the rights of the accused, newspapers and law enforcement officials sometimes misuse alleged. [my emphasis] Someone arrested for murder may be only an alleged murderer, for example, but is a real, not an alleged, suspect in that his or her status as a suspect is not in doubt. Similarly, if the money from a safe is known to have been stolen and not merely mislaid, then we may safely speak of a theft without having to qualify our description with alleged."