“If Egypt fails, so does the Arab Spring”, skriver Foreign Policy i en artikel, der er svagt optimistisk. Den optimisme deles ikke af iagttagere, der har fingeren på pulsen:
Running for Their Lives
by Raymond Ibrahim – September 28, 2011
Historically, non-Muslims whose lands were seized by the jihad had three choices: conversion, dhimmitude, or death. Today, however, they have a fourth option largely unavailable to their forbears: quit their lands of origin—emigrate—the latest testimony to the nature of Islam.
A recent report indicates that unprecedented numbers of Copts, Egypt’s indigenous Christian population, are emigrating from their homeland in response to the so-called “Arab spring”:
Mere HER hos Middle East Forum. Kan også læses her hos Jihad Watch. Mere om kristnes vilkår:
Caliphate made of garbage, to turn Europe, America, Canada and Australia into towering trash dumps consisting of Islamic radicals and Muslim immigrants
The Trash of Islam
Daniel Greenfield – September 28, 2011
Two years ago the Egyptian city of Cairo, the largest city in the Arab world and the “timeless city” of Obama’s Cairo speech, the heart of the Arab Spring, was suffering from a garbage crisis. The crisis had a very simple cause, the pigs that used to eat the garbage were killed to prevent the spread of Swine Flu.
The pigs living in “Garbage City” had served as both organic garbage disposals and food sources for the Zabaleen, families of marginalized Christian Copts who made a living by collecting the garbage, reselling the inorganic garbage and feeding the organic garbage to pigs. The system worked fine so long as there were pigs, but without the pigs, Cairo’s streets are filled with giant mounds of rotting garbage.
Mere HER hos Canada Free Press. The Free Republic her.
Saudization of Egypt
by Ali Alyami – October 3, 2011
The Saudization of Egypt has begun with the intent of derailing democratic transition or preventing it from taking roots for years to come. According to Al Arabiya,120 new Saudi companies have been established since the Egyptian Revolution on Jan. 25, 2011. Saudis are investing in every sector of the Egyptian economy where many poverty stricken Egyptians will be hired to make living , an investment that is understandable and that can be appreciated. The major problem with this is that wherever Saudi money goes, Wahhabism “follows and swallows.”
Mere HER hos Hudson New York.
What Is Egypt’s Revolution Really All About?
Signs point to the creation of a government even more repressive than the previous one
September 25, 2011 – by Raymond Stock
The stirring, iconic scenes of courage and national unity, sacrifice and magnanimity, have long since faded, like a discarded bouquet of lotus and jasmine.
They have been replaced with endless strikes; attacks on churches; countless, sometimes bloody, demonstrations in Cairo’s Tahrir (Liberation) Square; growing radical Islamist (Salafi) control of Sinai; cross-border attacks on Israel (and Israel’s inevitable response); and, finally, the sacking of a sovereign embassy with the ruling military’s apparent complicity. For the first time in Egypt’s five thousand years of Pharaonic-style rule, the people have put the top man on trial, but the exercise somehow seems cheap and tawdry.
Mere HER hos Pajamas Media. Daniel Pipes har lavet en analyse af angrebet på Israels ambassade i Egypten:
Angrebet på Israels ambassade i Cairo
af Daniel Pipes – 28. September 2011
Vestlige diplomater og journalister faldt for Stalins skueprocesser, men lærte efterhånden ikke at tage udviklinger i Sovjetunionen for pålydende. I Sovjetunionens senere år ville man være gået ud fra, at en menneskemængdes angreb på en udenlandsk ambassade var statsligt godkendt.
Andre autokrater benytter lignende tricks og illusioner. Faktisk er det ofte nyttigt at tænke på U.S.S.R., hvis man vil prøve at forstå tyrannier. Dette var især tilfældet ved begivenhederne den 9. sep., hvor en pøbel angreb den israelske ambassade i Cairo.
Mere HER hos Daniel Pipes. Den engelske version kan læses her på Daniel Pipes hjemmeside eller her hos National Review Online. Og så slutter vi af med et eksempel på den meget muslimske taqiyya:
Egypt declares Camp David accords with Israel ‘not a sacred thing’
Egypt’s prime minister triggered angry consternation in Israel on Thursday after declaring that the historic Camp David accords underpinning peace between the two countries were “not a sacred thing”.
By Adrian Blomfield – 15 Sep 2011
Dramatically heightening tensions during an increasingly volatile time in Israel’s relations with the Arab world, Essam Sharaf’s suggestions that the 32-year treaty could be revised prompted disbelief in the Jewish state.
“The Camp David agreement is not a sacred thing and is always open to discussion with what would benefit the region and the case of fair peace,” Mr Sharaf told Turkish television. “We could make a change if needed.”
Mere HER i The Telegraph. Forkortet version i Edmonton Journal her.
AP Interview: Egypt’s foreign minister says peace treaty with Israel stands
Egypt’s foreign minister said Monday his country will always respect its landmark peace treaty with Israel and is seeking ways to strengthen its “strategic relationship” with the United States.
Mere HER i The Washington Post. Kan også læses hos ABC News her - The Blaze her. Se også denne artikel i The New York Times:
Andre kilder: The New York Post, Hudson New York, Hudson New York, Middle East Forum, Pajamas Media, Al-Masry Al-Youm, AINA, The National Post, Foreign Policy, Maikel Nabil,
Opdatering 6. oktober 2011:
Egypt’s Copts Start Sit-in in Cairo to Protest Attacks on Churches
By Sherif Tarek – October 4, 2011
Hundreds of Egyptian Copts and supporters organised an angry protest and started a sit-in Tuesday night to voice fury over their renewed feeling of persecution and injustice in the wake of last month’s sectarian tensions in Aswan, Upper Egypt.
Egypt’s minority Coptic population has been fuming since 30 September after a group of Muslims in Merinab village in Aswan attempted to block renovations underway at a christian church in the majority Muslim village, charging that the building was actually a ‘guesthouse’ that cannot be turned into a church.
Coptic protesters congregated in the main square in Cairo’s neighborhood of Shubra, which is home to a large concentration of Egyptian Christians.
Mere HER hos AINA. Kan også læses her hos Ahram Online.
Opdatering: Den egyptiske militærjunta satte hæren ind for at opløse demonstrationen. Der meldes om mange sårede koptere, skriver Ahram Online.
Opdatering 9. oktober 2011 – kopterne har standset deres aktion pga. af frygt for repressalier, skriver Al-Masry Al-Youm.
Egyptian military sets dates for elections, and the reaction is dismay
By Mohannad Sabry | September 27, 2011
Egypt’s ruling military council on Tuesday announced a long-awaited schedule for selecting a new civilian government that foresees parliament holding its first session on March 17, 2012, more than a year after the toppling of former President Hosni Mubarak.
But while many in Egypt are eager to see an end to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces’ rule by decree, the immediate reaction to the announcement was dismay — a sign of how badly tarnished the military’s reputation has become in the seven months it has ruled the country.
Mere HER hos McClatchy. Se eventuelt også Barry Rubin i Pajamas Media: