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JRH 5/29/11 (Hat Tip: Facebook 1683 AD)
John R. Houk
© February 2011
Pamela Gellar takes William Kristol to task because of his defense of Democracy that could lead to a Muslim Brotherhood Islamic dictatorship. I have noted before that the MB could gain power democratically in Egypt and then chip away at the democratic rule of law to form an Islamic Sharia State. I have used the examples of Hitler abolishing the Weimar Republic of Germany by slowly replacing the German Constitution with Nazi Supremacism. I also used the Iranian Revolution as an example even though Khomeini was not exactly elected but was popular as a perceived Islamic Savior he instituted a Shia Twelver Islamic Republic based on the Shia strain of Sharia Law. I could have also used the MB proxy in Gaza known as Hamas who won election by the popular Gaza vote only to take full control by violently ridding Gaza of the more secular yet more politically corrupt Palestinian Authority.
Gellar also takes Neocons like Kristol and Krauthammer to task for their criticism of Glen Beck who has spent a considerable amount of FOX News time in exposing the nature of the Muslim Brotherhood as compared by Leftist, Muslim Apologists and those Republicans who have been duped to believe the Muslim Brotherhood is a nonviolent Islamist movement. The words “nonviolent” and “Islamist” used as equals in the same sentence is definitely an oxymoron.
I must add a full disclosure moment: I consider myself a bit of a Neocon; however on the issue of the MB I whole heartedly disagree with Kristol and Krauthammer on the nature of the MB’s political aspirations. Now if Kristol is saying that the MB might be a political player that the US might be forced to deal with, then that is a realistic geopolitical outcome that might indeed need some diplomatic give and take to keep Egypt out of Iran’s orbit. The Sunni Muslim Brotherhood and the Shia Twelvers of Iran are natural enemies. Most Islamist Sunnis consider Shias a heretical version of Islam. There has been much Muslim blood spilled between Sunnis and Shias similar to Christianity’s Reformation days when Catholics and Protestants went at each other in religious wars. The difference in inter-religious war among Muslims is that Shia actually represents only about 10% of all Muslims. The other 90% are Sunnis. The percentage disparity is not so large between Catholics and Protestants. For percentage purposes, the ratio between Catholics and Protestants in 2011 (excluding Orthodox and other Christian sects) is 56% Catholic and 44% Protestant (if you group Anglicans with Protestants).
America has been pretty good with the short term strategy of playing rivals against each other to the benefit of American National Interests. In the decade of the 1980s America pitted Saddam Hussein’s Iraq against Iran just fresh off holding American diplomats hostage for about a year.
Unfortunately American clandestine favor toward Iraq probably set the stage for two American wars with Iraq that resulted ultimately in the deposing of Saddam Hussein as well as the Iraqi novice government’s execution of the overthrown dictator. The weakening of Iraq reinvigorated regional the aspirations of Iran.
The direction of Egypt’s future is also important to American National Interests. The American government will be involved with some difficult choices in trying to influence Egypt’s future to the benefit of American National Interests. We do not have a good track record in supporting the correct despots in long term stratagems in the Middle East. Yes I said despot in relation to Egypt. Even with free elections in Egypt, no matter who wins will ultimately shore up their political victory into the eventual central control of the Egyptian government. That central control will be despotic regardless of who wins unless the Egyptian military manages to be the balance of power keeping the politics inline. Turkey is an example of this form of Islamic democracy. However, even in Turkey, Islamists have been effective in placing their adherents into the Turkish Military. There is the actual possibility Turkey may enter the realm of Islamist despotism with the aid of Islamists in the Turkish Military.
I understand the Egyptian Military is willing to play that Turkey Military style balance of power, but it begs the question. How many Islamists – meaning the MB – are in the rank and file of the Egyptian military? Wrong American choices can come back to bite America’s butt which clearly would threaten Israel’s existence which possibly could be another stepping stone to another World War.
JRH 2/11/11 (Hat Tip: Tony Newbill)
It is beginning to look like New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg not only believes the Ground Zero Mosque is an issue of Religious Freedom but also performed some unethical political arm twisting to assure that Imam Rauf received the proper approval to build the Mosque in the shadow of what once the Twin Towers. Is that evil or what?
John R. Houk
© November 2010
I had been following the plight of Rifqa Bary. Bary became an apostate Muslim converting to Christianity as a young teen age girl. Bary’s problem is that her dad was attending a Mosque in Ohio that has a Salafist affinity. Salafi means dad interprets the Quran in the way that Islam’s founder meant for the religion to be interpreted. Mohammed and the following Caliphs politicized their religion to make sure adherents force or voluntary never left Islam. Among all the harsh punishments involved in literal Islam is that apostates from Islam should die.
Rifqa claims her dad threatened to kill her and physically harmed her after dad discovered her conversion to Christianity. She packed up and fled to a Florida Church she had been in contact with via the Internet. Unfortunately for Rifqa, Salafi Islam which means dad as well, were very adept at Taqiyya. Investigators could not discover evidence corroborating Rifqa’s claim nor could investigators find evidence disproving her claims. Evidently with the lack of evidence it is a minor’s word against the word of an adult. State governments and Courts of Ohio and Florida leaned to the concept that the adult word carries more weight than a panic stricken fearing for her life teenage girl.
The entire she said/he said legal arguments became moot when Rifqa became the age of majority at 18. Rifqa managed to acquire legal residency in America at the age of 18 effectively ending legal rights to her dad meddling in her life decisions. I am certain that drove the Salafi Muslims of dad’s Mosque nuts as well as the Muslim relatives back at Sri Lanka in which the Rifqa family came to America.
How can I make this educated guess? The guess is based on the number of honor killings that occur in Muslim nations and among Muslims living in the West even in America.
The lawyer representing Rifqa’s dad is showing his fury of losing the battle to acquire Rifqa and probably send her back to Sri Lanka and certain death by suing the most avid public supporter of Rifqa Bary during her exile protected by a Florida Church and then her near incarceration in some-kind of juvenile facility in Ohio. That lawyer’s name is Omar Tarazi. That Rifqa supporter is Pamela Geller (Oshry) of Atlas Shrugs and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA).
Omar Tarazi is exacting Islamic Supremacist anger on Geller with Lawfare (Legal Jihad) civil suit against Geller for the tune of $10 MILLION. This is a common practice by Salafi/Wahhabi/MB/Hamas Muslims to silence critics into legal debt. Lawfare is an instrument utilized both globally and in America. Robert Spencer has the story on Omar Tarazi’s vendetta to punish Geller for daring to insult Islam by resisting the ideology. Evidently Tarazi is specifically upset with Geller associated him with Hamas and CAIR.