Egyptian citizen sentenced to 3 years in prison for "insulting Islam".
The massive uprising protests in Egypt that led to the ouster of Hosni Mubarak have not resulted in the freedom and democracy much touted by media pundits and outside political observers.
Islam and real democracy are at odds with each other.
"Do the protestors want democracy?"-Andy McCarthy from Feb. 2011.
A key excerpt:
"...many Egyptians are not terribly upset about Mubarak’s police-state tactics. That doesn’t mean they approve of these practices in the abstract. It means they have a better memory than we apparently do of the jihadist atrocities that provoked and sustained the state of emergency."
" Moreover, because they are forced to grapple with the Islamist ideology that is all around them, they don’t buy the Western psychobabble about how Mubarak’s iron fist is the principal cause of Islamist rage."
"They remember that the Islamists were raging long before there was a Mubarak — and know that Islamist ideology will have them raging long after he’s gone."-McCarthy
["...and know that Islamist ideology will have them raging long after he's gone".]
Islamist ideology is the cause of Middle East dictorships as well as imperialistic Islam's global jihad.
The problem is Islam regardless of who the leaders are.
The "secular leaders" when in control find themselves having to impose restrictions on the public contrary to democratic principles in order to keep the Islamists in check.
The way Sadam Hussein did in Iraq to keep the Shia Islamists at bay. In the aftermath of the Hussein regime's removal from power, the Islamists have become much more assertive and emboldened.
More minority Christians have been persecuted and forced to leave Iraq than at anytime before the downfall of Hussein.
Islam's Holy War on Christians-Abbey Roads
"Is all the unrest we are witnessing in Islamic countries the beginning of WWIII? After all, it isn't just happening in one little country. Perhaps I come off rather alarmist, but it is very disturbing considering how Christians are inevitably attacked after every Middle Eastern regime falls."
["Christians are inevitably attacked after every Middle Eastern regime falls"-a very astute observation.]
"It actually began in Iraq after Saddam. This onslaught against Christians reminds me of the Nazi harrassment of Jews before the WWII."
"Yet so many contemporary religious and political leaders in the West appear to be in some sort of denial, constantly trying to persuade us that Islam is a religion of peace."
"They claim it is only Islamic extremists and terrorists causing all of the problems. Oddly enough - that is exactly what Gadhafi has been telling his people, hoping to explain away the rebellion happening in Lybia."
"What follows are a few recent news stories otherwise ignored by mainstream media:
Ethiopia: Muslims shouting "Allahu akbar" burn five churches...
read the rest at Abbey Roads.