Skip to comments.ME protests: the hardline 'tele-Islamist' who brought anti-Islam film to Muslim world's attention
Posted on 09/16/2012 12:48:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
His inflammatory chat show on satellite television has long prided itself on baiting liberals, Christians and Jews, but last week saw Sheikh Khalid Abdullah stage the broadcasting controversy of a lifetime.
The rabble-rousing Egyptian tele-Islamist knew he had found a ratings-grabber when he found an obscure, badly-made film on the internet called the Innocence of Muslims.
It had actually been online since July, but nobody had paid attention to its crude libels against the Prophet Mohammed until Mr Abdullah's show broadcast clips from it last weekend, calling for the film-makers to be executed.
Within hours the hardline Salafi Islamists who watch his programme, and who have been growing in strength since last year's revolution, were demonstrating in Cairo's Tahrir Square and outside the US embassy, which they stormed on Tuesday, burning the US flag.
..........."I don't have a bad conscience about it, I did not call for violence," Mr Abdullah told The Sunday Telegraph yesterday in an interview at his home in a middle-class Cairo suburb. "It's not like I made this film. I only transmitted the news. It is funny that people in the West imagine that showing only two and a half minutes of the film on my channel was responsible for this whole crisis."
Mr Abdullah, 47, whose "New Egypt" talk show started last year, exemplifies the way the Arab Spring movement of the past 18 months has unleashed two vocal and diametrically opposed forces within the Muslim world.
One is that of the "Facebook Generation" who initially led the protests in the likes of Tahrir Square, who are generally liberal, educated and secular.
The other is that of conservative, voraciously anti-Western Islamists who were likewise viciously suppressed by dictators like Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, and who are also now exercising their freedom of speech.....
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The UK media having fun at the expense of the delinquent, if not negligent, US media.
Thanks very much, CW.
The Marxist Muslim bragging that he put Jerusalem back in the demonic-rat platform must have also resonated in Egypt too.
That vote was the talk of the Middle East, not just in Israel.
Everyone, it would seem, has a player (or an opinion and/or quote) in this on-going situation.
funny that they call them “conservative” instead of “radical” which would be more truthful.
That clearly is not an explanation for these warnings then.
I wonder if Al Sharpton is friends with this guy.
“...to its crude libels against the Prophet Mohammed...”
Not funny at all.
The first one I saw was the 13-min version. That was actually posted on April 1.
Here is a re-post of the 13:51 that has been apparently been taken down.
Here's the inbred mutant. That mark on his forehead is from bumping his head while groveling to his false god and is a big deal in the Muslim world if you have cultivated one, it shows hoiw pious you are.
Ayman al-Zawahiri also has one
X=”Fallible and uninspired men have assumed dominion over the faith of others...”
I’m reading it. I will admit I never heard of this before from Thomas Jefferson the Renaissance man like Ben Franklin
Sheikh Khalid Abdullah was the one who reported on this film on Egyptian TV. No one objected to airing it? For the film, the blame rests on the Egyptians. Looks like they’re trying to cover their butts by blaming Nakoula. Still, I’d like to know more about the creation of this film, who funded it and who had their hands on it before Abdullah aired it. Thanks for posting this.
There are thousands of other videos out there he could have chosen from.
What are they going to do, take them all down?
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