Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’

Obsession is the new sanity

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Let’s see now:

The mad-dog regime of North Korea detonates an underground nuclear device in direct contravention of global opinion – while extorting food aid from the nations of the world. Yawn from the UN and EU.

The brutal regime of Assad has breached the 100,000 mark in the number of Syrian citizens murdered by the Syrian government, and a million Syrians are now refugees. Yawn from the UN and EU.

The murderous regime of the Iranian ayatollahs routinely hangs pickpockets, thieves, gays and political opponents from construction cranes in Tehran city centre. Yawn from the UN and EU.

The racist government of Lebanon continues to deny Palestinian Arabs citizenship or even the right to own property or engage in certain professions (now why do these draconian measures sound so very familiar from, let’s say Nazi-era Germany?). Yawn from the UN and EU.

The Moslem Brotherhood regime of Egypt drowns (yes, drowns) Gaza Arabs in underground tunnels. Yawn from the UN and EU.

But Moshe from Jerusalem wants to extend his kitchen and put fresh wallpaper on his bedroom walls, and the entire world erupts into a frenzy of UN Security Council condemnations, EU boycott calls, Islamist denunciations of “colonialism” and Hamas accusations that the Zionist Imperialist Colonialist power is forcing the people of Gaza to buy high-quality goods at reasonable prices when there is always the option of buying poor-quality tat smuggled in at exorbitant prices from Egypt via Hamas tunnels.

We truly live in a deranged world.

There’s the truth. And then there’s the mainstream media.

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

At some stage in our Western civilisation, we are simply going to have to acknowledge the elephant in the room: that Islamism is per definition irreconcilable with democracy. 

Yes, this will immediately elicit howls of protest from PC “liberals” who, in the comfort of numbers, will band together to subvert the truth. But the fact is that it is not Arab nature, nor Arab society, nor Arab culture, that from time immemorial has persisted in the uncouth dhimmi maltreatment of non-Muslims as a sub-normal species. Rather, it is the Islamic religion that ordains this blatantly racist approach. It is not Arab culture that causes Tunisian allies Morsi in Cairo, Haniyeh in Gaza City, Abbas in Ramallah, or Ahmadinejad in Tehran to call for ridding the world of the Jewish state and indeed the Jews – it is their fanatical interpretation of the religion of Islam. On another, albeit intimately related, level is the question of just how much daylight there is between Islam the religion, and Islamism the violent political movement whose sole aim is world domination via the shari’a.

To read the rest of the article, click on this link to The Times of Israel where this piece was originally published on January 6, 2013.

Egypt’s Dilemma

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Until a week ago, the question in everyone’s mind bearing in mind Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions was “When will Israel attack Iran?”

Well, Iran surprised everyone by instead attacking Israel, using Iranian rockets assembled in Gaza and fired by Hamas.

Now the question is what is Israel’s most powerful neighbour, Egypt, likely to do?
To answer that question, read Zvi Mazel’s piece entitled “Arab World: Morsi’s Dilemma“.

Zvi Mazel served as Israel’s ambassador to Egypt and is in a unique position to deliver some acute insight.