Skip to comments.Obama and the Culture of Death
Posted on 07/04/2014 4:13:33 AM PDT by kingattax
By its own admission, the Arab world loves death more than it loves life.
Consider that "during all periods of their history, the ancient Egyptians seem to have spent much of their time thinking of death and making provisions for their afterlife. The vast size ... and the ubiquity of their funerary monuments bear testimony to this obsession."
Consider that the Palestinian world teaches its children to embrace shahid, or martyrdom. It is an aberrant culture where parents celebrate their own children's deaths by the promotion of suicide terrorism.
Consider that these suicide/homicide bombers are taught that death will bring them sexual pleasure. Thus, "[s]hahada or death for Allah mandates Muslims to aspire to die in combat for Islam ... where the most prominent reward are the '72 dark-eyed virgins in Paradise.'"
Consider the partying and exuberance of the Palestinian world when hearing of the 9-11 attacks and the deaths of 3,000 Americans of all races and religions.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
She lost me when she conflated ancient Egyptians with Arabs.
Not simply Arabs, but Islam as a whole. The Islamic Creed might as well be, "Death to life."
Ancient Egypt was part of black Africa. The obsession with death really started with one man, the pharaoh, and trickled down becoming part of their religion over the course of time. That civilization lasted 3,000 years and the Arabs came from outside the same as the Persians and Greeks did in their time.
My point exactly.
Christians have their eye on eternal life.
Everyone else on the planet worships Death. It’s not an Egyptian thing, not an Arab thing, not a Black thing. It’s an anti-Judeo-Christian thing.
If nothing else, the author sent Google some business as I headed down that rabbit hole to find the various views on the question of does Egyptian = Arab? It seems the best answer is that Egyptians are linguistic Arabs but not so much when considering ancestry and ancient culture.
Decent article. But the “ancient Egyptians” were genetically and culturally very different from the arab Muslim invaders who wiped out the “ancient Egyptians” and replaced them. There are few descendants of the Egyptians who built the pyramids alive today.
Yes, if they go full muslim and implement sharia law, they will wipe out the remaining Christians and destroy the Sphinx and pyramids.
This is what muslims do.
True. However, there is little if any cultural continuity from ancient Egypt to today's Arab world or even Egypt.
To the extent there is any, it's to Coptic Christian Egyptians, not to Muslim Egyptians.
Nope. The Egyptians were much more closely connected to the Middle East and Mediterranean worlds, genetically and culturally, than to sub-Saharan Africa.
Inaccurate. As with most conquests, the Arab invaders imposed themselves as a tiny ruling clique at the top. The vast majority of Egyptians alive today are largely the descendants of the ancient Egyptians.
Genetically speaking, that is. Culturally and linguistically there is almost zero continuity, as the Muslims gradually assimilated the Egyptians.
Arabia is and always has been sparsely populated. There is simply no way that they could ever have conquered and displaced, physically speaking, the inhabitants of such far more heavily populated lands as Syria and Egypt.
“Obama and the Culture of Death”
I thought the article was about abortion.
Sorry. You have to specify which dynasties you are talking about. The early dynasties were set up in a classic black African matriarchal mode. The Middle Kingdom later came as a result of southerners from the deep south conquering the north.
The Hyksos definitely were from outside but they were thrown out again by southerners.
We were slaves there and got a lot of DNA admixture. The name of Phinehas, the high priest, means Negro. It’s from the Egyptian word meaning Nubian. How did that happen if they were white guys?
Quite right. Any period covering several thousand years sees a lot of variation.
Nubians were common in ancient Egypt throughout its history, mostly as slaves and mercenaries. AFAIK, however, there is only one unambiguously Nubian or "black" dynasty, the 25th, which ruled for about a century.
This is as compared to the Hyksos, who ruled much or all of Egypt for 200 years, and Libyan dynasties, who also ruled for about two centuries, immediately before the Nubians.
In all these cases, the dynasties were not massive invasions that displaced the natives physically, they were tiny groups of military aristocrats who took over the government. Very little effect on the DNA of the inhabitants.
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