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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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Latest roundup news/opinion on the Islamic Fascistic Oppression Republic of Iran (June 29, 2009)

June 29, 2009

Latest roundup news/opinion on the Islamic Fascistic Oppression Republic of Iran (June 29, 2009)
The Arabs watch Iran with forlorn envy – Jun 24, 2009
Others in the Arab world see Iran’s Islamic Revolution as a nasty export commodity that has only spelled trouble for Arab societies. …
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=5&article_id=103371

Top cleric calls for “merciless” treatment of Iran protesters
WashingtonTV – Jun 26, 2009
Under Iran’s Islamic law, punishment for people convicted as mohareb is execution. Khatami went on to say that “European, American and English” media
http://televisionwashington.com/floater_article1.aspx?lang=en&t=1&id=11625

Cleric calls for execution of some Iranian protesters Washington Times
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jun/27/cleric-calls-for-execution-of-some-protesters/

The Green Revolution(s)
New York Times – Thomas L. Friedman – Jun 23, 2009
End our addiction to the oil that funds Iran’s Islamic dictatorship. Launching a real Green Revolution in America would be the best way to support the …
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/24/opinion/24friedman.html?ref=opinion

Israeli President’s Azerbaijan Trip Breaks New Ground RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
http://www.rferl.org/content/Israeli_Presidents_Azerbaijan_Trip_Breaks_New_Ground/1764106.html

Iranian women’s long struggle for their rights
http://www.iranian.com/main/node/70225

Slain woman’s story said much about life in Iran Kansas City Star
http://www.kansascity.com/277/story/1282694.html

Burka & women’s liberation
DAWN.com – Huma Yusuf – Jun 29, 2009
Denying women the option to veil themselves may provide France with a vision of a progressive Islam, but it will compromise the reality of …
http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/world/16-burka-and-womens-liberation-hs-02

On Religion For Bahais, a Crackdown Is Old News
New York Times – Samuel G. Freedman – ‎Jun 26, 2009‎
Even after 30 years of official oppression of Bahais, Mr. Hosseiny repeats a mantra that mullahs plainly do not hear: that Bahaism is a religion of peace, …
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/27/us/27religion.html?ref=global-home

Their Jail Is Islam . . .”
Right Side News – Diana West – Jun 29, 2009
Their jail is Islam and changing the warden from one thug to another will not set them free. Soaring line. King goes on to address the “women of Iran. …
http://www.rightsidenews.com/200906295291/global-terrorism/qtheir-jail-is-islamq.html

A Royal ‘We Shall Overcome’ for Iran Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/22/AR2009062202625.html

Iranian Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo Speaks Out Loudly …
Huffington Post – Jun 28, 2009
Jackbooted by the Islamic laws put into place after the Ayatollah Khomeini’s “revolution” deposed one dictatorship and imposed another in 1979, …
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brad-balfour/iranian-actress-shohreh-a_b_221992.html

Iran’s battle with Britain escalates
Globe and Mail – Jun 28, 2009
The debate unleashed the biggest street protests since the 1979 Islamic Revolution: At least 25 have died and more than 2000 have been arrested. …
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/irans-battle-with-britain-escalates-as-eu-blasts-embassy-arrests/article1200160/

Iranian Police Clash With 3000 Protesters CBS News
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/06/28/world/main5119813.shtml

EGYPT: Calls for action against Iran over elections Los Angeles Times
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2009/06/egypt-egypts-calls-for-action-in-iran-can-backlash-on-the-regime.html

Iranians hold park vigil for slain protesters CharlotteObserver.com
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/local/story/803699.html

Mullahs Cannot Stop the Persian Reawakening American Thinker
http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/06/mullahs_cannot_stop_the_persia.html

Solidarity With People Of Iran Santa Barbara Edhat
http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?id=1400&nid=20700

Founder of Network Promoting Positive Muslim Image Arrested — For Beheading Wife

February 16, 2009

Founder of Network Promoting Positive Muslim Image Arrested — For Beheading Wife

The Muslim founder of BridgesTV, a cable network whose slogan is “connecting people through understanding” and which tried to “improve the image of Muslims in the United States,” was arrested on Thursday, for allegedly killing his estranged wife in a manner normally associated with Islamist terrorists — chopping off her head.

Greg Mitchell, editor of Editor & Publisher, reported on Friday that Muzzammil Hassan, “a prominent Buffalo area businessman who founded the BridgesTV network to improve the image of Muslims in the U.S.,” had been charged with second-degree murder in the beheading death of his wife Aasiya Z. Hassan. Mitchell quoted from the network’s website, which described Mrs. Hassan’s “instrumental role in the creation of BridgesTV since she came up with the idea for the network.” The picture of the couple is still up on the website.

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Later in his article, Mitchell noted that programs on the network “include kids shows, ‘American Muslim Teen Talk,’ Amy Goodman’s ‘Democracy Now’ and an interview show with James Zogby” (a Muslim network aired a left-wing anti-war program?). He also mentioned that NPR’s All Things Considered program had profiled the Hassans in 2004.

BridgesTV might have had the aim of trying to improve the image of Muslims, but over two years ago, Steve Stalinsky of MEMRI outlined in the now-defunct New York Sun that the network featured Wahhabi anti-Christian and anti-Jewish sermons from Saudi TV broadcasts, including English subtitles. Stalinsky also noted that Donald Conover, one of the main hosts on the network, discussed “the power of the ‘Jewish lobby’” and urged Muslims to vote for Democrats during an interview with a Saudi newspaper in 2006.

You might say some of the network’s past actions, culminating with this latest news, has done nothing to improve the image of Muslims in the U.S., but has only reenforced the strongest imagery about the most publicized sectors of the Islamic world.

Islamofascism: A threat to basic freedom has opened a new front in the war on terror

February 8, 2009
    Islamofascism: A threat to basic freedom has opened a new front in the war on terror
    ibdeditorials ^ | January 22, 2009

    Hate-Free Speech

    Islamofascism: A threat to basic freedom has opened a new front in the war on terror. Dutch filmmaker and politician Geert Wilders is finding out what it means to yell “truth!” in a crowded theater.

    Wilders is a leader in the Dutch Freedom Party and a thorn in the side of politically correct Europeans who’ve been cowered by their increasing Muslim populations into accepting the creeping Islamicization of Europe — or Eurabia, as we and others have dubbed it.

    In March 2008, Wilders posted “Fitna,” a film about the Koran, on the Internet. It equates Islam with violence and the Koran with Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” at least in its advocacy of obscene violence against humanity and as a blueprint of things to come.

    The opening scenes of “Fitna,” a Koranic term sometimes translated as “strife,” shows a copy of the Koran followed by footage of the attacks on the U.S. on 9-11, then London in July 2005 and then Madrid in March 2004. Subtle he is not. But neither is he a criminal.

    It did not help that Wilders included in the film a scene showing Muslim protesters holding signs reading “God Bless Hitler.” This would tend to lend credence to Wilders’ thesis. Mention of Hitler and Nazism in any context is still a touchy subject in Europe to this day, as is criticism of anything Muslim.

    (Excerpt) Read more at ibdeditorials.com

Former Muslims speak out against jihad violence

December 23, 2008

Former Muslims speak out against jihad violence
Indianapolis Star, United States [Dec. 23, 2008]
Islamic regimes have brutally violated the human rights of non-Muslims and women (the Saudi Arabian and Iranian Islamic regimes would be good examples). …
http://www.indystar.com/article/20081223/OPINION01/812230323/1002/OPINION

‘Infidel’ sharpens critique of Islam

December 23, 2008

‘Infidel’ sharpens critique of Islam
Centre Daily Times, PA – Dec 3, 2008
“Why does my country turn religious believers into killers? We owe the world and the victims of terror honest answers,” … These laws, she said, call for violence against nonbelievers in a world where “no government is Muslim enough and only the tyrannical governments survive. …
http://europenews.dk/en/node/16925

Bazooka or Burka – fear of criticizing Islamofascism oppression

October 28, 2008

Bazooka or Burka & fear of criticizing Islamofascism oppression…
thesun.co.uk — Many people are scared to criticise the worst excesses of Islamofascism while being hysterically sensitive to the perceived wrongs of our own culture, especially when it comes to the oppression of females.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/article1790803.ece

Technorati –

European reaction to Islamification

May 30, 2008

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Muslim Gang Rapes and the Left Blames Usand those who answer Christian, are gang raped before having their breasts cut off. This phenomenon of Islamic sexual violence against women…
http://www.sullivan-county.com/wcva/muslim_gang_rapes.htm
 
Gang rapes Jewish women as “revenge” for Israeli military ops
 
UK: Rapist Protected By Mosque Members
http://westminsterjournal.com/content/view/129/40/
 
 
 
A WOMAN who was trafficked across the border from Pakistan with her son, 3, was handed to an Afghan who raped her, then beat the toddler to death as she watched
 
Remembering Charlene Downes [victim of three Arab Muslim rapists]
http://tottenhamlad.blogspot.com/2006/10/remembering-charlene-downes.html
 
Racist rapes: Finally the truth comes out
 
Muslim Rape Epidemic in Sweden and Norway – Authorities Look the Other Way
 
Saudi gang rape victim is jailed

BANGLADESH: PASTOR’S 13-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER GANG-RAPED Area Muslims bent on driving Christian expansion from northern part of country. [Thursday May 08, 2008]

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