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ME protests: the hardline 'tele-Islamist' who brought anti-Islam film to Muslim world's attention
Telegraph - UK ^ | September 15, 2012 | Nick Meo, Cairo, Colin Freeman, Richard Spencer in Cairo and Ruth Sherlock in Beirut

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.....

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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......Mr Abdullah, the Egyptian broadcaster, lays the blame for the violence on Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the California-based Egyptian Coptic Christian who apparently made the film, and who is now under US police protection at his suburban home in Los Angeles for fear of reprisals......

Smoking Gun: Producer Of Anti-Islam Film Was Fed Snitch - cooperating since 2009 fraud bust

1 posted on 09/16/2012 12:48:51 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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The UK media having fun at the expense of the delinquent, if not negligent, US media.


2 posted on 09/16/2012 12:54:45 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

For later.

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.


3 posted on 09/16/2012 12:56:59 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Gene Eric

Everyone, it would seem, has a player (or an opinion and/or quote) in this on-going situation.


4 posted on 09/16/2012 1:02:53 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

funny that they call them “conservative” instead of “radical” which would be more truthful.


5 posted on 09/16/2012 1:16:02 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
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.

That clearly is not an explanation for these warnings then.

Egypt intelligence warns (on Sept 4th) of attacks on Israel, US embassies

Congress was warned about Libya last month

6 posted on 09/16/2012 1:27:02 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
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.

I wonder if Al Sharpton is friends with this guy.

7 posted on 09/16/2012 2:34:42 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: TigersEye

“...to its crude libels against the Prophet Mohammed...”

Libels?


8 posted on 09/16/2012 4:11:05 AM PDT by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: GeronL

Not funny at all.

Intentional.


9 posted on 09/16/2012 5:38:21 AM PDT by sauropod (Only two of God's creatures can employ the term "we": newspaper editors and men with tapeworms-Hayes)
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To: sauropod

Yes, obviously


10 posted on 09/16/2012 5:41:28 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The first one I saw was the 13-min version. That was actually posted on April 1.


11 posted on 09/16/2012 6:54:55 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Here is a re-post of the 13:51 that has been apparently been taken down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBOtbfQRGbQ


12 posted on 09/16/2012 7:32:26 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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

13 posted on 09/16/2012 7:37:56 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: dennisw

X=”Fallible and uninspired men have assumed dominion over the faith of others...”
http://religiousfreedom.lib.virginia.edu/sacred/vaact.html


14 posted on 09/16/2012 7:48:45 AM PDT by TArcher
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To: TArcher

I’m reading it. I will admit I never heard of this before from Thomas Jefferson the Renaissance man like Ben Franklin


15 posted on 09/16/2012 8:03:23 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


16 posted on 09/16/2012 9:15:36 AM PDT by virgil
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There are thousands of other videos out there he could have chosen from.

What are they going to do, take them all down?


17 posted on 09/16/2012 9:17:47 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: onyx; virgil

You’re welcome.


18 posted on 09/16/2012 9:19:34 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: John Valentine
libels

  li·bel

   [lahy-buhl] Show IPA noun, verb, li·beled, li·bel·ing or ( especially British ) li·belled, li·bel·ling. noun

1. Law .
a. defamation by written or printed words, pictures, or in any form other than by spoken words or gestures.
b. the act or crime of publishing it.
c. a formal written declaration or statement, as one containing the allegations of a plaintiff or the grounds of a charge.

2. anything that is defamatory or that maliciously or damagingly misrepresents.

19 posted on 09/16/2012 10:54:12 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: dennisw; EternalVigilance
The thoughts articulated by Jefferson and others in the Virginia Act for the Establishment of Religious Freedom seem to be a significant factor in that which became the 1st amendment — with its prohibition against government establishments of religions (like sharia law) and the protection of the individual’s right to criticize and debate the same.

Apparently the American Founders believed in self-evident Truth manifested in minds Created FREE by the Almighty.

20 posted on 09/18/2012 5:46:09 AM PDT by TArcher
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To: TArcher

Amen. And THANK YOU for the ping.


21 posted on 09/18/2012 5:54:10 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ("The opposite of compromise is character." -- Frederick Douglass)
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