Kevin Myers, 27 May 2011, on "the "Arab Spring" meme.
This delusion is based on the rather interesting notion that you can place the template of the Prague Spring of 1968 upon the Arab world.
That NATO is now aligned behind what history will probably reveal as the armed vanguard of an Islamicist revolution is,
in its own short-lived way, grimly funny."
I hope he's wrong, but he could be right.
Norman Tebbit, 30 May 2011, says the Middle East is "more like 16th, than 18th or 19th, century England. ...
I am profoundly sceptical that whatever replaces Gaddafi or Mubarak or even the Emir of Bahrein will bring great benefit
to the Libyan, Egyptian or Bahreini people."
Kevin Myers, 28 Oct 2011:
"We should by now have learnt to dread revolutions of any kind, after the misery that they have brought to Cambodia, Iran and Afghanistan ... What new Napoleon, Trotsky or Lenin is not now practising his bloodthirsty speeches before a cracked mirror in Cairo or Tripoli or Tunis, as he dreams of imposing his vision upon the hapless peoples of the region?"
Enemies of freedom agree with the sceptics (that this is bad news):
Robert Fisk, 23 Aug 2011, thinks (hopes) that the Arab Spring will be a threat to Israel. (He may be right.)
After the fall of Libyan thug Gaddafi, he writes that:
"The remaining Arab potentates and tyrants have spent a second sleepless night. How soon will the liberators of Tripoli metamorphose into the liberators of Damascus and Aleppo and Homs? Or of Amman? Or Jerusalem? Or of Bahrain or Riyadh?"
Fanatic Irish Islamist site
agrees, 28 Nov 2011, that the Arab Spring is an Islamist Spring. (But thinks that is good.)
And more, 23 Dec 2011:
"From Egypt, to Libya, from Tunisia to the very gates of Europe resurgence has begun".
Osama Bin Laden, 26 April 2011
(shortly before he was killed)
says the Arab Spring is a glorious Islamist Spring:
want to talk about the most important point in our modern
history, the point of launching the nation's revolution against
the tyrants, and for which I ask Allah to make a start for
reviving the dignity of the religion and its glory.
What we are witnessing these days of consecutive revolutions is
a great and glorious event, and it is most probable, according
to reality and history, that it will encompass the majority of
the Islamic world
with the will of Allah, and thanks to Allah
These events are the most important events that the nation has
witnessed for centuries".
Now that Afghanistan has been (somewhat) changed,
Saudi Arabia is probably the worst religious fascist state in the world.
Jews and atheists cannot exist there,
Christians cannot practice,
in this disgusting apartheid state.
A Russian church for a Saudi mosque?, December 3, 2008.
Russia agrees to allow a new mosque in Moscow
if and only if a Christian church is allowed in Saudi Arabia.
Technically, I don't agree with any restrictions like this on freedom of religion.
But you have to laugh at this being stuck to the obnoxious Saudis.
If everyone did this, maybe Saudi Arabia would be forced to change.
Saudis shred Bibles at Customs:
"if you have a Bible at customs when you enter the airport,
and if they find the Bible, that the Bible is taken and put in the shredder.
If you have more than one Bible you will be taken into custody, and if you have a quantity of Bibles you will be given 70 lashes for sure - you could even be executed."
All women must have a
who controls their life
and is allowed to beat them.
A 42 year old female doctor cannot escape her father.
She needs his permission to marry.
He won't give it, so he remains her "guardian".
She is not allowed receive her salary herself. Instead it goes to him, as her "guardian".
"A Saudi woman can't even buy a phone without the guardian's permission".
Women are even sent to prison for "disobeying" their guardian.
Saudi "Anti-Witchcraft" Unit.
Not only does the Saudi state believe in witchcraft,
it even has a division hunting witches
and trying hard to "break" their spells.
"The unit is charged with apprehending sorcerers and reversing the detrimental effects of their spells.
In the case of the wolf's head, the Anti-Witchcraft Unit in Tabouk was able to break the spell.
The Anti-Witchcraft Unit was created in order to educate the public about the danger of sorcerers
and "combat manifestations of polytheism and reliance on other Gods"".
Obviously all other Gods are ridiculous.
It was even worse than ingratitude.
Saving Saudi Arabia from Saddam
was in a way the "cause" of 9/11,
carried out by religious fanatic Saudis furious at infidel troops on their soil.
(Even though they were there to save them!)
Of course, any "cause" will do for hallucinatory fanatics like Bin Laden.
If not "troops on the soil" it would be some other made-up reason.
How a British jihadi saw the light, April 21, 2007
- "Ed Hussain, once a proponent of radical Islam in London,
tells how his time as a teacher in Saudi Arabia led him to turn against extremism".
"Standing in Karantina that day, I reminisced and marvelled over what I previously considered as wrong: mixed-race, mixed-religion marriages. The students to whom I described life in modern multi-ethnic Britain could not comprehend that such a world of freedom, away from "normal" Saudi racism, could exist.
Racism was an integral part of Saudi society. My students often used the word "nigger" to describe black people. Even dark-skinned Arabs were considered inferior to their lighter-skinned cousins."
Fawning over the Saudis - Stephen Pollard, 1 Nov 2007, disgusted by the Saudi state visit to Britain.
"The notion that Saudi Arabia is somehow our ally is sickeningly misguided. The House of Saudi might, in some strange theoretical world, be less bad than an alternative Saudi regime. But in the here and now, the Saudi government is a cancer on liberty and freedom."
The Shame Of Groveling For $100 Oil, January 15, 2008.
Bush still tries to pretend that Saudi Arabia is an "ally".
Bush has completely failed to confront Saudi Arabia since 9/11.
"Despite rhetoric about our so-called ally's cooperation in the war on terror, it's still teaching anti-Western hatred in its textbooks and schools, still spreading radical Wahhabism to our shores, still freeing terrorists, still giving immunity to al-Qaida financiers ... and still allowing clerics to rally Saudi's sons to join the al-Qaida insurgents in Iraq.
In fact, Saudi nationals account for the largest share of foreign al-Qaida fighters in Iraq ... Of the foreign terrorists entering Iraq ... 41% were Saudi citizens ...
Not much has changed in Saudi Arabia over the past six years.
Only now, it's richer than ever, flush with petrodollars that are helping finance the jihad."
The Islamic Middle East won the
the discovery of oil.
They won vast amounts of undeserved wealth,
and had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reform their backward societies
and join the modern world.
Sadly, much of the Islamic Middle East has squandered this opportunity,
instead deciding to use the money to export
their primitive medieval ideas
to the more advanced countries
(the ones who invented oil discovery
and all its technological uses).
What a shame that oil was found here, of all places.
What a shame that such a primitive medieval society
and could therefore spread its philosophy worldwide.
Hopefully, this is just a phase. This is jihad's moment,
which will soon be lost.
In a few decades, we will all switch to
and other technologies,
and the Middle East will sink back into poverty and obscurity.
It will be sad for them, but it will be a much safer world.
- Massive gas deposits now exploitable in US.
The sooner Saudi Arabia becomes irrelevant again, the better for the world.
"Blood for Oil",
by Cox and Forkum,
sums up the real blood sacrifice that western countries make to get Middle Eastern oil.
What a shame that oil was found here, of all places.
A great idea:
is trying to give us choice at the pumps - so we can buy Saudi-free oil.
I would happily pay more to buy my petrol from a free country like
Canada or Norway,
if I could avoid financing oppressive Islamic states like Saudi Arabia.
I would love to have the choice at the pumps.
I would love to be able to boycott Saudi oil.
In Feb 2012, young Saudi
issued various tweets about the Prophet Muhammad
that seem harmless to western eyes,
but earned him calls for the death sentence in the primitive state of Saudi Arabia.
He tried to flee to safety in New Zealand,
arrested him en route
and deported him back to Saudi Arabia to face possible death.
He was not executed, but rather jailed for over 1 year, released in Oct 2013.
The tweets that got
arrested by "moderate" Islamic state Malaysia in Feb 2012, and deported back to Saudi Arabia to face possible death.
They are addressed to the Prophet Muhammad on his birthday:
"On your birthday, I will say that I have loved the rebel in you, that you’ve always been a source of inspiration to me, and that I do not like the halos of divinity around you. I shall not pray for you.
On your birthday, I find you wherever I turn. I will say that I have loved aspects of you, hated others, and could not understand many more.
On your birthday, I shall not bow to you. I shall not kiss your hand. Rather, I shall shake it as equals do, and smile at you as you smile at me. I shall speak to you as a friend, no more."
What is shocking is that he still admires the Prophet Muhammad, who would certainly kill him for saying this.
I fail to see how any "liberal" could admire the Prophet Muhammad,
but I wish liberal Muslims like this all the best anyway, in their struggle to define a new type of faith
that is peaceful rather than violent.
United Arab Emirates
is ranked the worst level
by Freedom House:
"Citizens of the UAE cannot change their government democratically.
The UAE has never held an election.
Laws prohibit criticism of the government, ruling families, and friendly governments"
Freedom of religion in the UAE.
"The [UAE] sometimes blocked websites containing religious information. These sites included information on the Bahá'í faith, Judaism, negative critiques of Islam, and testimonies of former Muslims who converted to Christianity. The Government's Information and Privacy Law provides penalties for using the Internet to oppose Islam".
Briton jailed for 4 years in Dubai
after customs (allegedly) find microscopic speck of cannabis stuck to the bottom of his shoe.
Campaign group Fair Trials International advised visitors to Dubai and Abu Dhabi to "take extreme caution".
They kidnap two German nurses, a South Korean teacher,
a British man,
a German doctor, his wife and their
three children under the age of 6.
"Shepherds found the mutilated bodies on Monday of two German nurses and a South Korean teacher who were kidnapped while picnicking in an area of Yemen known as a hideout for al-Qaida.
They all worked for World Wide Services Foundation, a Dutch aid group helping with medical care in the province."
Yemenis march to protest at hostage killings, 17 June 2009.
"Thousands of Yemenis marched on Wednesday in protest at the killing of three foreign hostages
Groups of students, clerics, politicians, tribesmen and state employees carried banners".
A Muslim protest at the killing of non-Muslims.
Great to see. An all too rare sight in the Islamic world.
and his followers the Dervishes.
The Mahdi established fundamentalist Islamic rule in Sudan in 1885.
exterminated the Mahdi's army in a massive victory at the
Battle of Omdurman
The jihadis were no match for the
Maxim machine gun
(the first self-powered machine gun, invented 1884).
The Mahdi's regime was destroyed.
The Mahdi's tomb had been a place of Islamic pilgrimage.
Kitchener destroyed it
and had his bones scattered.
The leading Sudanese Islamofascist
Hassan al Turabi
was educated in London and Paris,
yet learnt nothing of liberal values.
Instead he helped impose medieval fascism on Sudan,
leading to the suffering and death of millions.
He was a friend and protector of the butcher
Osama bin Laden.
He helped carry out the racist genocide of the blacks of
Mark Steyn on the Sudan genocide, July 26, 2004
- "I see the next decade's "Never again" story is here. Just as we all agreed the
1994 Rwandan genocide should never be allowed to happen again, so - in a year or two -
we'll all be agreed that another 2004 Sudanese genocide
should never be allowed to happen again."
Why doesn't the west simply attack Sudan militarily to stop the genocide?
Are the "anti-war" left
proud that they have made such an attack now impossible and unthinkable?
Bizarrely, many leftists are concerned about Sudan,
and want intervention there rather than in Iraq (or Iran).
Don't they realise Sudan is an Islamist jihadi state?
Don't they realise confronting Sudan would mean supporting part of the War on Islamism?
on leftists' ignorance of the root cause of the bloodshed
in Sudan: Islamism.
Victor Davis Hanson
criticises leftists who opposed the Iraq effort but want a new intervention in Darfur:
"Ditto those who now cry for action in Darfur.
They were some of the harshest critics of trying to help Iraq,
and apparently think we could intervene in the Sudan without the sort of mess
that is intrinsic anywhere Westerners must fight jihadists and Islamicists on the ground.
Saddam killed just as many innocents as the Muslims did in Darfur,
and it would be just as messy in righting that wrong there as it was in Iraq."
True liberals like Victor Davis Hanson and myself
support action in both places.
It is the left that has made that impossible.
It is the left, by their hysterical opposition to the Iraq effort,
that has made saving Darfur politically impossible.
There was certainly a case for Algerian independence,
but the end result of this revolution
was the ethnic cleansing by Islamic rebels
of the Europeans
and the Jews
And even today, Algeria is not a democracy.
In the 1990s, the Islamofascist
Armed Islamic Group
raped, tortured, mutilated, cut the throats of,
hacked to death, cut the heads off,
and burnt entire families,
including children, toddlers and babies.
They would slaughter entire villages, hacking pregnant women and their fetuses to death
and carrying away other women to rape as sex slaves.
All fairly normal Islamist warfare.
Omar Dakhane, Algerian,
"a secular Muslim Arab",
pro-American, pro-secular state.
Translator for the great Daniel Pipes.
"I work on fighting hate and lies against the United States in the Middle East and the World."
On how the Middle East is ignorant of the world:
"The delusional bubble in which Muslims are living today, thinking they are the best and the only people entitled to rule the world, must be burst because it’s standing as a barrier between Muslims and the rest of the world, and enforces their feeling of superiority even though they are at the bottom rank of the human race, if we are still on the chart in the first place.
Most of these people have never left their cities, and even when the world came to them in the form of the Internet, they chose not to use it and not to look into other nations and learn more about them. Instead they’ve used the Internet to spread the same myths and clichés they’ve been repeating since childhood, and continue to reject the West, even though they live in the luxury of utilizing their medications and technology."
"Gao, a city of 100,000 people, has become a lifeless place since the Islamists took over. It was once a stopping point for tourists traveling to Timbuktu, but now the roadside stands have disappeared, bars and restaurants are boarded up and music is banned. ... garbage collection has been suspended, leaving waste to rot in the streets at temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius ... Around 400,000 people have already fled the Islamists. Most who have left represent the better-educated parts of the work force, like the engineers who kept the power plant and waterworks in operation. ...
"Gao is a dead city," says Allassane Amadou Touré, a mechanic, as he drinks tea in the shade. He is unemployed, like many in the city, and says that Gao's economic output has "declined by 85 percent" since the spring."
As I have said many times:
Jihad causes poverty and famine.
Sharia causes poverty and famine.
The French bombing brings hope at last to Mali, article, 19 Jan 2013.
Timbuktu’s former mayor said:
"The French military intervention has finally brought us some hope."
On the jihadist scum destroying his city's ancient heritage:
"The day they leave, we can rebuild".
The former mayor of the northern city of Gao said:
"When the French attacked last week, I felt alive for the first time since last year."
Timbuktu is liberated by France, Jan 2013, but the departing jihadi scum burn Timbuktu's libraries before they flee.
Sickening. Islamism is pure evil.
French troops liberate Mali from the jihadist scum, Jan 2013. Vive la France!
France ignored the UN, invaded, and were welcomed as liberators.
See also Sky News.
The Jasmine Revolution, 2010-11.
We've been burned so many times
- Iran, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan -
it's hard to believe in the Islamic street any more.
Will this revolution actually lead to a liberal state?
There are worrying signs:
Many Islamists, far leftists and West-haters are excited about the Tunisia revolution.
Lauren Booth and the Stop the War people:
"Tears and sobs, songs, chants and cries of 'Allahu Akbar' and we were in Tunisia 2011."
"The cries of 'Allahu Akbar' reverberating around the hall give goose bumps."
(She is a West-hating Islamic convert, and is actually excited, rather than terrified, by these cries.)
The interim President of Tunisia,
is an alleged "human rights activist".
What kind of "human rights activist"?
Why, one who
supports jail for insulting Islam!
His office said:
"attacks on the sacred symbols of Muslims and Islam cannot be considered part of freedom of expression".
What a strange kind of "human rights activist"!
He co-founded the Israel hating
Arab Commission for "Human Rights".
Remind me what the point of the Tunisian revolution was again?
Maldives passes bill to ban all non-Muslim houses of worship, Nov 2009.
President now has to sign it.
"Most MPs said laws were needed to seal off all avenues to freedom of religion
being established in the Maldives."
One of the bill's supporters said:
"I believe the bill is essential because the constitution does not forbid building places of worship".
Yes they really talk like this.
The "Civil Society Coalition", an Orwellian pressure group,
"“plots” to legalize apostasy and allow freedom of religion."
The Maldives holds an underwater Cabinet meeting, Oct 2009, to highlight the alleged threat of
global warming and rising sea levels
to the low-lying island nation.
Left unanswered is the question of whether we should care
if this Islamic tyranny disappears.
A tropical paradise, settled by humans since around 300 BC.
Sadly, in the 12th century AD,
an Arab desert religion arrives
to oppress them.
In the modern era, they tolerate undressed infidel tourists for their money.
But they continue to oppress their own people.
Shame they cannot learn from the tourists.
Shame they cannot learn why the infidels are rich and free.
Nigerian Christian pastors beheaded by Boko Haram, July 2009:
"They .. cut their heads one after the other and thereafter, shouted allah akbar in wild celebration
An eye witness .. gave us details of how the pastor was killed. He told us they were persuading him to accept Islam and he said over his dead body. He was even said to have preached Christ to Mohammed Yusuf and that reportedly angered the sect leader who then .. ordered that the pastor and others be killed immediately".
"male captives were given a choice between conversion to Islam or death
... Boko Haram leader, Yusuf Mohammed, personally oversaw the forcible Islamisation of hostages, and the execution of anyone who refused to convert."
Re-organised Boko Haram
threatens to enslave all of Nigeria and kill all its Christians:
"the Southern states, especially the infidel Yoruba, Igbon and Ijaw infidels will be our immediate target.
We will teach Nigeria a lesson, a very bitter one.
from the Month of August, we shall carry out series of bombing in Southern and Northern Nigerian cities, beginning with Lagos, Ibadan, Enugu and Port Harcourt. The bombing will not stop until .. Western Civilisation is wiped off from Nigeria.
We will not stop until these evil cities are turned into ashes.
We call on all Northerners [to] join the struggle for Islamic Society
that will be corruption free, Sodom free, where security will be guaranteed and
there will be peace under Islam.
ITS EITHER YOU ARE FOR US OR AGAINST US".
Well, that's a hard one.
Boko Haram burns a Christian orphanage, Jan 2012, leaving the orphans homeless.
A comment wonders about the infected minds of the Mujahideen, that they can celebrate attacking orphans:
"A mentality that sees such heartless deeds in heroic or godly terms is simply diseased."
Boko Haram calls for jihad against schools, July 2013:
"Teachers who teach western education? We will kill them! We will kill them in front of their students, and tell the students to henceforth study the Qur'an."
Typical Islamist warfare:
No morality. No honour.
French family, including 4 children, kidnapped by Boko Haram in Cameroon, Feb 2013.
Taken across border into Nigeria.
The children are aged 5, 8, 10 and 12.
Aren't they the big brave men, holding frightened children at gunpoint
threats to kill the children:
"Implement our demands. If you leave out even one, we will kill these people."
Image from video here.
Boko Haram is the same satanic evil as Al Qaeda.
The appeal of evil and cruelty and violence to some humans is eternal.
The existence of either group is a stain on humanity.
The ingratitude of Kuwait.
America saved Kuwait from extinction,
but it counts for nothing with them or the rest of the Islamic world.
They will despise the West
no matter what it does.
They hate Israel and the West not for what they do,
because they are not Muslims.
The lesson of Kuwait
is that America should not care about the good opinion
of the Arab street.
America should not care
if people in Pakistan, Egypt and Kuwait
They will hate it anyway, no matter what it does.
They will not have reasonable opinions
in these countries until
they have democracy, freedom of speech,
and a free press.
Until then, America should ignore them.
America must pursue policy in its own self-interest,
and in the interest of the free and democratic countries
of the world.
Whether non-democratic peoples like it or not
should not trouble anybody.
Tragedy Of The Arabs
by Ralph Peters
- Ignore the hate-filled Arab media.
Ignore the Arab street.
Concentrate on doing what has to be done.
Morocco deports large number of foreign Christians (including aid workers) for "proselytizing", 2010.
Proselytizing is illegal in Morocco.
"The largest incident took place at an orphanage for 33 abandoned children .. Moroccan police showed up .. and separated orphans from their adoptive parents before delivering a grim piece of news: the Moroccan authorities had accused the volunteers of spreading Christianity - a crime in this overwhelmingly Muslim nation.
Witnesses described an anguished scene as Dutch, British, Kiwi, and American volunteers hastily emptied households under stormy skies and hugged weeping Moroccan kids for the last time."
The cruelty of Islam.
Aceh shuts down 17 Christian churches, May 2012.
The Islamic state decides how many churches the Christians are allowed to have:
"The authorities insist that only one church and four [chapels] may be built in the entire district".
Alexander Aan arrested in Jan 2012 simply for declaring that God/Allah does not exist.
atheism is illegal in Indonesia.
This doesn't sound like a "Free" country to me.
I think Freedom House needs to re-visit this one.
While the innocent atheist is arrested,
threaten his life with impunity.
He is beaten by a mob.
He was arrested for simply saying that God does not exist.
But when they dug in his computer they laid new charges.
He gets 2 and a half years
for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
Apparently it is illegal
to mention Muhammad
having sex with his slave
and his daughter in law.
The Indonesian news article says he was convicted of an offence against
"Lo! those who malign Allah and His messenger, Allah hath cursed them in the world and the Hereafter, and hath prepared for them the doom of the disdained.
And those who malign believing men and believing women undeservedly, they bear the guilt of slander and manifest sin."
Sounds like Freedom House has got the ranking of this country wrong.
Minister of Communication and Information,
quotes Hitler approvingly on Twitter, 8 Apr 2010.
He's not quoting him saying kill the Jews.
He is just casually and approvingly quoting him about something harmless,
which is almost worse.
Minister of Justice and Human Rights,
saying in June 2010 that jihad attacks are wrong in Indonesia,
but fine in Israel.
Pilger and Chomsky are appalled at the idea
that Islamofascist killings may be revenge for
the liberation of East Timor that they supported.
Oliver Kamm, The Times, September 20, 2006:
"Osama bin Laden declares the now independent Timor
"part of the Islamic world" and rightly Indonesia's.
By his own perverse logic, Pilger - who indecently asserted that
"the bombs of July 7 were Blair's bombs",
on account of the Iraq war -
ought to admit responsibility for provoking Islamist terror."
Jose Ramos Horta
breaks with Pilger and Chomsky
to support the US war on Islamism under Bush.
As I say,
people who have experienced tyranny
support the US.
Sometimes, a War Saves People,
by Jose Ramos-Horta, May 13, 2004.
He supported the military toppling, without UN approval,
of Pol Pot, Idi Amin,
Bokassa and Milosevic.
"It is always easier to say no to war, even at the price of appeasement. But being politically correct
means leaving the innocent to suffer the world over, from Phnom Penh to Baghdad.
And that is what those who would cut and run from Iraq risk doing."
(Left) Woman in the free world.
(Right) Women in the unfree world.
want to turn all scenes like those on the left
into scenes like those on the right.
Frankly, a man would have to be a sexual pervert to want to do that.
To want to cover up the beauty of women.
What is wrong with a man who wants to do that?
There are millions of such male sexual perverts in the Middle East,
and they run entire countries, such as
They may claim it is their "culture".
To which the answer is simple: Get a new culture.
After all, your "culture" hasn't been around forever.
Like everything else human, it was just invented
at some stage by your ancestors.
If Europe hadn't changed its culture since medieval times
where would we be?
So abandon the culture of your ancestors,
as we have,
and embrace freedom instead.
"There are 50 million Arabs.
What does it matter if we lose 10 million people to kill all the Jews?
The price is worth it."
- The unelected thug
King Ibn Saud
of Saudi Arabia
calling for a genocide of the Jews
when Israel was declared a state, 1947.
Luckily, the Muslims failed to carry out their genocide.