The administration is scrambling to explain why immediately after the deadly 9/11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that took the lives of four Americans, administration officials rushed to blame the attack and the protests in the middle east at U.S. embassies on an obscure online anti-Muslim film trailer. According to CBS News:
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Most in the Western World would consider drinking the urine of any animal to be not only taboo, but downright nauseating.
Despite the best efforts of a nationally televised Egyptian doctor, it turns out that more than a few Muslims share the same sentiments as Westerners.
As published in Front Page Magazine, writer and academic Raymond Ibrahim translated a recent Egyptian television segment (video, lower left), in which Dr. Zaghlul al-Naggar, “a prominent Islamic thinker and Chairman ofEgypt’s Committee of Scientific Notions in the Quran” discussed the notion “of drinking camel urine as a form of therapy — first proposed in the 7th century by Muslimprophet Muhammad.”
Coptic Christians were warned it they protested against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi during his visit to the U.S., they would suffer, reports from Egypt said.
The speech is over, but the retaliation is happening anyway.
Egyptian human rights activist and journalist Wagih Yacoub says protests or not, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is acting on those threats.
In a refreshing departure from the almost uniform blaming of the filmmaker for the violent reaction to the infamous “Innocence of Islam” film, the Wall street journal widened the discussion in an article by Brett Stephens asking “Why is it OK to mock one religion but not another?”
Stephens wrote; “No matter. The film, the administration says, is “hateful and offensive” (Susan Rice), “reprehensible and disgusting” (Jay Carney) and, in a twist, “disgusting and reprehensible” (Hillary Clinton). Mr. Carney, the White House spokesman, also lays sole blame on the film for inciting the riots that have swept the Muslim world and claimed the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three of his staff in Libya.
Of all the things being written on the subject of the Innocence of Muslims film and the reactions to it in the Islamic world calling for anti-blasphemy laws to be imposed all over the globe, the one I found most impressive and illuminating is that of Islam and Arabic scholar Raymond Ibrahim.
It is so self-evident that it’s incredible no-one else has thought about it. And by revealing either Islam’s internal contradictions or (more likely) Muslim lies, it offers the solution to the current conundrum and predicament. Those strategic, deceptive Muslim claims of wishing to protect all religions provide a clear way out.
by Raymond Ibrahim • Sep 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm Cross-posted from Jihad Watch Following news that Egypt’s President Morsi is threatening the Coptic Church if Copts demonstrate against him during his UN speech tomorrow, Coptic Solidarity has just issued a press release calling “upon all those who do not want Egypt to turn into another Iran to join in [...]
CBN just released a short but interesting documentary on the Siege of Vienna—a pivotal moment in history, when the invading and seemingly invincible Muslim hordes of the Ottoman Empire were finally stopped at the gates of Vienna. Narrated by Gordon Robertson, the documentary features the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s Raymond Ibrahim, an Islamic history expert, whose credentials include writing an MA thesis examining one of the earliest military engagements between Christians and Muslims, the Battle of Yarmuk.
A YouTube video of an Egyptian man ripping pages from the Quran, the Muslim holy book, and denouncing it as “the source of all evil,” has angered conservative Muslims in the Islamic nation, with many calling for his death.
“There it is, Allah’s book; this is the basic catastrophe. I don’t know what day it is of this disgusting month of Ramadan. You are making the tearing of the Quran such a big and dangerous thing… it is instinctive to tear up this book, those sons of [profanity] think they can threaten me and challenge me not to tear up the Quran, but I want to prove to them that they are nothing, and what is the big deal in tearing up this book?!” the unidentified man begins, in a translated excerpt provided by the Gatestone Institute.
How radical is the new Egypt? This radical: Critics of the Islamist president are being stripped naked and crucified on trees outside the presidential palace.
Not even two years ago, Egypt was an ally of the West, ruled by a man who banned the Muslim Brotherhood and suppressed political Islam. The nation’s transformation into an Iranian-aligned fundamentalist Islamic state has been blindingly fast.
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