Skip to comments.Morsi's Maneuver
Posted on 12/02/2012 6:25:53 AM PST by Servant of the Cross
Phase II of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsis declaration of sweeping dictatorial powers was completed on Thursday night. That is when the constituent assembly hastily completed a draft constitution that would enshrine sharia principles as fundamental law.
Morsi grabbed the reins with a shrewd caveat: His dictatorship would end once the draft constitution was approved by Egyptians in a national referendum which is to say, once the dictatorship had served its purpose. Nearly three months ago, in my e-book Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy (which is about to be published in paperback), I explained that Morsis agglomeration of power which was already underway only weeks after his election was just a placeholder. He is an Islamic-supremacist hardliner whose ultimate goal has always been to impose sharia, the real dictatorship.
Remember the Brotherhoods notorious motto, which includes the proclamation the Koran is our law. It is about to be. In effect, Morsi has used the Wests democracy fetish to put a gun to his populations head: Either democratically approve anti-democratic sharia or accept the sharia-compliant rule of your democratically elected Islamist despot. Some choice.
Naturally, secularists and religious minorities are grousing. This has the Western media, once again, in full spring-fever flush. For our intelligentsia, the Middle East is a wonderland where Islamists are imagined to be moderate (even largely secular!) and to hedge their bets, on the off chance that the Islamists turn out to be, well, Islamists the population is imagined to be teeming with freedom-loving Jamal al-Madisons who crave American-style civil rights. In reality, supremacist Islam is the predominant ideology of the region. The Muslim Brotherhood is strong because it is the avant-garde of the Islamic masses. Non-Islamist democrats are a decided minority.
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And 0bama approves.
Ping. Andy McCarthy joins Pat Condell in educating the world on putting the word “Islamophobia” out of its misery and replacing it with the proper word “Islamization”.
I wonder if he had an equivalent to the ‘Cornhusker Kickback’.
We’re going to find out, sooner or later, if Abdul will pray, to a glowing crater.
Excellent article by McCarthy (Cliff notes below).
With the trillion-plus dollars U.S. taxpayers have expended to promote Islamic democracy and its companion fantasy that elections equal democracy...In effect, Morsi has used the Wests democracy fetish to put a gun to his populations head: Either democratically approve anti-democratic sharia or accept the sharia-compliant rule of your democratically elected Islamist despot. Some choice....
While Morsi basks in the spotlight, you should know that Shater [Khairat al_Shater] is the power behind the throne because he is the avatar of sharia. He is the author of the Brotherhoods announced Islamic Renaissance plan, which the Western media continue to ignore. As Spring Fever recounts, however, here is how Shater proclaimed the Brotherhoods objective in April 2011, right after the Islamist victory in the amendments referendum:
You all know that our main and overall mission as Muslim Brothers is to empower Gods religion on earth, to organize our life and the lives of the people on the basis of Islam, to establish the Nahda [i.e., the Renaissance] of the ummah [i.e., the notional global Muslim nation] and its civilization on the basis of Islam, and to subjugate people to God on earth.
Morsi was a constant presence at his side, introduced at rallies as an architect of Shaters Renaissance plan. His principal task as president has been to get a new sharia constitution across the finish line. That is why he claimed dictatorial powers last week: not to aggrandize himself further but to shield the constituent assembly from being de-commissioned by judges.
Sure, it provides that principles of sharia are the main source of legislation, but that, the report crowed, is the same thing the Mubarak-era constitution said the Islamists did not alter it. You are supposed to conclude from this that principles of sharia are not as repressive as plain old sharia (the formulation preferred by Salafists) would have been.
Yet, the new constitution actually goes much farther. Not only does it add provisions that make clear principles of sharia means sharia; it also installs the scholars of al-Azhar University as official expert consultants on all sharia-related matters a longtime Morsi goal. Egypt thus becomes the Sunni version of Irans totalitarian regime, in which Shiite mullahs exercise ultimate authority.
And how exactly is sharia interpreted by the scholars of al-Azhar, whose alumni include such jihadist eminences as Sheikh Qaradawi and the Blind Sheikh? Not to wear you out with Spring Fever [The Illusion of Islamic Democracy], but as it outlines (with citations to the Azhar-approved, Brotherhood-certified sharia manual, Reliance of the Traveller), they interpret it to call for:
* death to apostates from Islam;
* charitable contributions to those fighting jihad (expressly defined as war against non-Muslims);
* discrimination against women;
* discrimination against non-Muslims;
* death to homosexuals;
* death to those who spy against Muslims;
* death by stoning for adulterers; and so on.
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Has a nice ring to it, let's see if they can feed themselves first. Over 80 million people, no tourists and not enough agriculture without massive imports...and IMF Loans. Unless of course the US intends to support them all.
After unrest erupted in January 2011, the Egyptian Government drastically increased social spending to address public dissatisfaction, but political uncertainty at the same time caused economic growth to slow significantly, reducing the government’s revenues. Tourism, manufacturing, and construction are among the hardest hit sectors of the Egyptian economy, and economic growth is likely to remain slow at least through 2012. The government is utilizing foreign exchange reserves to support the Egyptian pound and Egypt may seek a loan from the International Monetary Fund.
$27.91 billion (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 68
$25.02 billion (2010 est.)
Exports - commodities:
crude oil and petroleum products, cotton, textiles, metal products, chemicals, processed food
Exports - partners:
Italy 8.7%, India 7.3%, Saudi Arabia 6.1%, US 5.2%, Turkey 4.9%, Spain 4.2%, France 4.2% (2011)
$55.07 billion (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 51
$52.7 billion (2010 est.)
1. Is President Obama, like most liberals, simply misled as to the nature of Morsi's Islamist revolution?
2. Or is President Obama fully cognizant of Morsi's motives and totally supports them?
Either is conceivable. Both are bad for the USA. One is borne of the standard liberal naivete, which would be a costly mistake. But the other is borne of evil intent and constitutes not only a serious security problem for both the U.S. and Israel -- but subversion at the highest level.
Clearly, the President is not acting in the best interests of the United States.
I would answer yes to both questions.
And who is she "controlling" in behalf of her employer(s)?
Do the Saudis own this administration's foreign policy, lock, stock and barrel? Meanwhile, the Chicago network owns the domestic policy.
Again, I would say that Hillary is who she controls.
I would say yes.
I would say that Huma Abedin is definitely on the payroll of, if not the Saudi government, at least Saudi families who are supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood (i.e., radical Islamism).
And I would agree that Huma is, essentially, Hillary's controller in this regard. I wonder, also, if Obama is not fully aware of this relationship and is not affected by it, too.
Is Huma Abedin the Obama administration's conduit to the Saudis and its radical Islamic supporters, as Valerie Jarrett is the Obama administration's conduit to the Chicago Network?
Do the Saudis control our foreign policy, while Chicago controls our domestic policy?
I must read this tomorrow.