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Islamofascism, the Internet, and the liberty contagion

February 23, 2011

Islamofascism, the Internet, and the liberty contagion | Richmond Times-Dispatch

By ROSS MACKENZIE
Published: February 20, 2011

On Egypt et al. let us be very clear.

Joy at the expansion of liberty — maybe even of democracy — is the only defensible sentiment. Any policy based on regime stability alone (as American foreign policy has been based too long) and thereby sanctioning tyranny, autocracy, one-party rule — is based on a premise not only indefensible but false.

The American left went bonkers over George W. Bush’s “Freedom Agenda,” which morphed into a “Freedom Doctrine.” Much of the left never accepted Bush as a legitimate president following the Supreme Court’s ruling about the Florida count in the 2000 election — and so the left could not accept anything he did. Yet it was he who insisted on encouraging democracy to germinate and grow in Iraq, in the hope it might spread throughout the Middle East.

So here we are, with freedom demonstrations from the southern Mediterranean littoral to beyond the Persian Gulf in, even, Iran. Is this apparent contagion a consequence — in a paradigmatic Internet hour — of infectious liberty, and correspondingly eloquent testimony to the fragility of autocratic regimes both Arab and Persian? At almost light-speed, the Internet may have disassembled fascist mullah rule across the Muslim world. Can you not hear — in the streets from Algiers to Tehran — liberty’s alluring song?

Maybe. And maybe not.

Islamofascism is our century’s Soviet communism. It seeks worldwide rule (a global caliphate) achieved and sustained through terror. In Iran, during the Carter administration, the shah fell. Freedom was thick in the air. Then Khomeini took over. Today freedom lies crushed, al-Qaida and the Taliban have sprouted, and Iran has satellized first Gaza (through Hamas) and now Lebanon (through Hezbollah). Syria remains in Iran’s orbit, and Turkey nudges seemingly ever closer.

Now in Egypt, during an Obama administration boasting a foreign policy no less befuddled, ideological, and incompetent than Carter’s, Mubarak is out. Were the Tahrir Square demonstrations genuinely spontaneous? Did his fall just happen, the demonstrators emboldened and enabled by the Internet? Or were those at Tahrir mere marionettes manipulated by an Islamofascist Muslim Brotherhood?

The ‘Hood traces back to a late 1920s founding and to early training by Nazi goons. Many of its alumni are — or were — al-Qaida stars. It helped establish Hamas, which it and Iran still sustain. The ‘Hood’s Supreme Guide, one Mohamed Badi, insists his group will “continue to raise the banner of jihad” against Jews — in his words the ‘Hood’s “first and foremost enemies.” He hates America, signifies for targeting U.S. troops, deplores “Zio-American arrogance and tyranny,” and seeks for Egypt creation of an Islamist state.

Such lovelies could have arranged the demonstrations in Cairo and across the Muslim world. Or they may have been as surprised by those demonstrations as the Obamians were. In either case, as Egypt’s most efficient, disciplined, and stabilizing (there’s that word again) force besides the military, the Muslim Brotherhood may be perfectly positioned to satellize Egypt — thereby advancing the Islamist territorial imperative, not to mention the Iranian dream.

Perhaps it’s true: The Internet may be a liberating tool unimagined just a generation ago. In its face, possibly not even the most ruthless of regimes can survive. Or perhaps in liberating a people subjugated in poverty (at $6,200 per year, per-capita Egyptian income ranks behind Bosnia, Jamaica and Cuba), the Internet liberates only to invite more terrifying subjugation by Islamist cut-throats — as with communist cadres — waiting to rush from the shadows into the corridors of power.

Liberty is of course the ultimate cause. Always. Before our eyes, we may be seeing it blossom — so greatly fertilized by the Internet — throughout the Muslim world. Then again, terrorizing Islamists may move in and capture these revolutions, converting them at the muzzles of guns, Maoist-like, into perversions of democracy that allow one man one vote — once.

That would be the worst sort of outcome. Still, it would enable a blame-mongering American left to unload once again on George Bush, its perceived illegitimate president who planted freedom in the Muslim world, for the perverted, illegitimate democracy his “Freedom Agenda” ultimately wrought.
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/feb/20/tdopin02-islamofascism-the-internet-and-the-libert-ar-853882/

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Countries, people attacked by the Islamic Republic of Iran around the world (and CAIR’s spin)

October 26, 2010

How many countries did Islamic Republic of Iran attack in the last 30 Years? (Today Oct/25/10 on Fox’s ‘The Factor,’ CAIR’S lies)

Today, Mr. Rehab of CAIR (Council of American Islamic Relation) asked spinned Bill O’reilly “How many countries did Iran attack in the last 30 Years…?”

Action by its government directly and/or via its armed -Hezbollah- wing:

  • 1979, Iran’s Islamic revolutionary guards hijack Americans at the U.S. embassy in Tehran.[1][2]
  • Attacking US Marine Barracks in Oct. 1983, killing 241 Americans and 58 French soldiers.[3][1][4] Marking a milestone in global terror – massacres tactics, with Hezbollah’s introduction of the ‘massive bombing’ by suicide, by the ‘truck bomb.’[5] Under the “spiritual” guidance of Sheik Fadlallah.’[6][7]
  • The 1983 attacks on US and French embassies in Kuwait. Six people (including the bomber) killed, more than 80 injured.[1][8][9] This time, the Iran backed terror group using an alias name “the call.”[10]
  • Hijacking of Kuwaiti airlines in 1984 – flight 221, four passengers are murdered,[11] in 1988 – Flight 422.[12][13]
  • In 1984 Iran attacked Kuwaiti and Saudi oil tankers.[14][15]
  • 1984-6 Kidnap, torture and murder of Lebanese Jews.[27]
  • Bombing of US embassy in Lebanon in April 18, 1983, killing 63.[28][1]
  • Sept. 20, 1984, Hezbollah bombs the U.S. embassy annex in Beirut, killing 24.[29][30]
  • Bombings in Paris, France, in 1985 and 1986, 13 killed, hundreds injured.[12]
  • April 12, 1985 bombing of a restaurant in Madrid, Spain, 18 Spaniards killed, 15 Americans injured, Hezbollah claimed responsibilty under its “Islamic Jihad” alias.[31][32]
  • Hijacking of TWA flight in 1985 en route to Rome from Athens.[33][34] Robert Dean Stethem was brutally beaten by the Hezbollah before being executed.[35]
  • Attacking Israel via Hezbollah and Hamas[36][37] terror “freedom fighting” Jihadi organizations.[38][39][25] More noticeably – Iranian equipped[40] and technoligally supported[41] – missile attacks by the Hezbollah on residents beginning in mid 1993,[42] continuing after the IDF pulled out of Lebanon[43] and in the war of 2006. Hamas’ massacres targeting Israeli civilans have caused great havoc, heavy casualties, especially during the height of the “intifadas,” it rose since 2000.[44] At times the two terror groups joined in attack.[45]
  • Downing of a French airline in October 1989 (Palestinian-Hezbollah linked operation).[46]
  • Unsuccessful attempt to carry out attacks in Cyprus in 1988; a plot, foiled by Spanish police, to carry out attacks against Jewish targets in Europe in 1989; an unsuccessful attempt to detonate a car bomb outside a Jewish community building in Romania in 1992; and a planned 1996 attack, also foiled by police, on an Israeli institution in Paris.[47]
  • 1992 Bombing of Israeli embassy in Argentina. Killed 29.[48][49]
  • 1994 Bombing of AMIA Jewish community building in Argentina, killed 85 and wounded 300, both, Iran and Hezbollah were charged.[50][51]
  • July 19, 1994 bombing of Panamanian airline. Kills everyone (21) on board.[52][53]
  • July 26, 1994, Israeli embassy bombing in London, injuring 14.[54]
  • 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, 19 American servicemen killed, over 500 people injured in the apartment complex. Iran is linked.[55][31]
  • Killing of many American and British soldiers in Iraq (its trainers and weapons found there).[56][57][58] Dating at least since November 24, 2003 as reported then by the New York Times.[59] The Iranian/Hezbollah involvement includes training Iraqis how to kidnap Americans.[60][61]
  • Killing of many of US, NATO soldiers in Afghanistan (backing Taliban).[62][63][64]
  • Hezbollah “activities” in Somalia (as accused by United Nations monitors) helping the terrorists Islamists.[65][66]
  • Many (Christian and moderate, pro-western) Lebanese citizens fell victims to the terrorizing Hezbollah mob.[67][68][69]
  • In 2009, Hezbollah plotted attacks on Egyptian targets.[74][75]
References

  1. a b c d e http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/target/etc/cron.html
  2. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/4/newsid_3910000/3910627.stm
  3. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/10/23/world/main579638.shtml
  4. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,330525,00.html
  5. http://books.google.com/books?id=lJwIhKrx0FAC&pg=PA169
  6. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/concoughlin/100046096/sheikh-falallah-was-the-terrorist-mastermind-behind-the-lebanon-hostage-crisis/
  7. http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2001716,00.html
  8. http://books.google.com/books?id=4kGIpMI5HC0C&pg=PA92
  9. Congressional Record – Page 26327
  10. http://books.google.com/books?id=6Oq1kGlMMXwC&pg=PT61
  11. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/158854/imad-mugniyah-iran-and-al-qaeda/andy-mccarthy
  12. a b http://books.google.com/books?id=lJwIhKrx0FAC&pg=PA149
  13. http://books.google.com/books?id=UPUUL2HgwooC&pg=PA191
  14. http://books.google.com/books?id=YQb1Ilj2U7EC&pg=PA60
  15. http://books.google.com/books?id=bekED50mOJAC&pg=PA562
  16. http://www.michaeltotten.com/archives/2009/03/hezbollah-scout.php
  17. Newsweek: Volume 109 1987, p. 117
  18. http://books.google.com/books?id=b8k4rEPvq_8C&pg=PA130
  19. http://books.google.com/books?id=vHrQGZ8lUgIC&pg=PA73
  20. http://books.google.com/books?id=HNyv0N8cVE0C&pg=PA85
  21. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/162295/re-hezbollah-america/andy-mccarthy
  22. http://books.google.com/books?id=m_ktBrZfuUYC&pg=PA118
  23. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article708342.ece
  24. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/myths/mf11.html
  25. a b Congressional Record – Page 112
  26. http://books.google.com/books?id=WMZdR8XPzQoC&pg=PA129
  27. http://books.google.com/books?id=NgDks1hUjhMC&pg=PA609
  28. Congressional Record – Page 386
  29. http://books.google.com/books?id=l8jlj2oYtgsC&pg=PA48
  30. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/para/hizballah.htm
  31. a b “The new Iranian leadership: Ahmadinejad, terrorism, nuclear ambition, and the Middle East,” Praeger Security International Series , authors: Yonah Alexander, Milton M. Hoenig, publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008 p. 82
  32. http://www.ajc.org/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=ijITI2PHKoG&b=1323269&ct=4490703
  33. Congressional Record – Page 26327
  34. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Terrorism/usvictims.html
  35. http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/rdstethe.htm
  36. http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/crt/2007/103711.htm
  37. http://www.cfr.org/publication/8968/hamas.html
  38. http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/71845.pdf
  39. http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/html/iran_e007.htm
  40. http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/9058.pdf
  41. http://books.google.com/books?id=ZzSW2-KXpg0C&pg=PA95
  42. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/para/hizballah-rockets.htm
  43. http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Terrorism-%20Obstacle%20to%20Peace/Terrorism%20from%20Lebanon-%20Hizbullah/Incidents%20along%20Israel-Lebanon%20border%20since%20May%202000
  44. http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Terrorism-+Obstacle+to+Peace/Palestinian+terror+since+2000/Victims+of+Palestinian+Violence+and+Terrorism+sinc.htm
  45. http://www.haaretz.com/news/palestinians-hamas-hezbollah-cooperated-on-jerusalem-terror-attack-1.240945
  46. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1989-11-01/news/8911013269_1_hezbollah-bomb-police-in-paris
  47. Hizballah – Iran’s tool, CNS
  48. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Terrorism/argentina.html
  49. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7242383.stm
  50. http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/English/eng_n/html/argentina_amia_e.htm
  51. Congressional Record – Page 17187
  52. http://books.google.com/books?id=dj_UiuHRT1IC&pg=PA385
  53. http://www.adl.org/main_Terrorism/hezbollah_overview.htm?Multi_page_sections=sHeading_5
  54. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/july/26/newsid_2499000/2499619.stm
  55. “The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis,” Alireza Jafarzadeh, 2008 p. 72
  56. http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/110358.pdf
  57. http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/IJ27Ak05.html
  58. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/23/world/middleeast/23iran.html
  59. A NATION AT WAR: INTELLIGENCE REPORTS; Syria Harbors Iraqis and Grants Transit to Hezbollah, U.S. Asserts, New York Times, published: April 15, 2003
  60. http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=192465
  61. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3973570,00.html
  62. http://www.cfr.org/publication/9362/state_sponsors.html
  63. http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2010-07-22-iran-taliban_N.htm
  64. http://www.rferl.org/content/NATO_Commander_In_Afghanistan_Says_Iran_Helping_Taliban/2057300.html
  65. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6493083
  66. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/15/world/middleeast/15nations.html
  67. http://books.google.com/books?id=0VmN2dqhkkQC&pg=PA590
  68. http://www.thedavidproject.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=97&Itemid=93
  69. http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,626412,00.html
  70. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=7314
  71. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/arabs/hiz/part1.pdf
  72. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2006/jul/30/20060730-093558-9976r/
  73. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/special-reports/photos-that-damn-hezbollah/story-e6frf7r6-1111112144002
  74. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/14/world/middleeast/14egypt.html
  75. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3701677,00.html

Hezbollah’s criminal activities streches from “blood diamonds” in Africa to Latin Amerca’s drug trafficking.

I’d say that attacking: US, France, Kuwait, Britain, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Lebanon, Egypt; its global criminal financial activities; its oppression and constant crimes against humanity on its own -millions of Iranian- citizens, and even moreso on its minorities; threatening ‘Death to US’ – the “big Satan;” planning a nuclear attack for genocide on 6,000,000 Jews in Israel (with an introduction of denying the Holocaust); threatening its immediate neighbours, Europe; Ahmadinejad’s dreaming of becoming the “Mahdi” to dominate the world under a theocratic Islamic totalitarian system run by the mullahs, constitute a serious threat, Don’t you?

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