Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’

We mustn’t offend the Muslims

Posted by Troy on 11th September 2012 in Current Events

Oh, Heaven forbid!  We mustn’t offend the Muslims.  Egyptians stormed the US embassy and tore up our flag.  Why?  Because someone has decided to make an anti-Mohammed movie.  How did we respond?  We issued the following statement:

“The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”

Wow!  That’s really standing our ground isn’t it?  This reminds me so much of when the political cartoon of Mohammed walking around with a bomb in his turban made Muslims so mad they started suicide bombing places–obviously not understanding the concept of irony.  When they did that, Bush issued a statement saying that it was irresponsible of the cartoonist to draw that cartoon.  My God!  We are the United States of America.  We are supposed to stand up for the Freedom of Speech, but I guess it’s only the Freedom of Speech as long as it doesn’t offend a Muslim.  We mustn’t offend a Muslim!  Oh, Heavens no!  I wonder if the US government will demand The Book of Mormon return their awards.  They made fun of Mormons, but I guess Romney is a Mormon, and Mormons aren’t Muslims, so I guess it’s cool.  Right?

Here’s how we should have handled the storming of the embassy.  ”Praise A-” BLAM!  ”Great Sa-” BLAM!

Storming a US Embassy is an act of war.  That is US soil.  We should immediately cut all aid to Egypt and let them deal with the consequences for their actions.  If we are concerned about the well-being of our diplomats, we should bring them all home so we don’t have another Iran hostage crisis.

So much for the Arab Spring, huh?

Long Live the Constitution!

Little Egypt

Posted by Troy on 1st February 2011 in Current Events

The events in Egypt should be viewed with concern.  First, all the protesters appear to be young males.  This is a key group for fascists and extremists.  The question becomes then: who is behind the upheaval?  Our rebellion was lead by mature men, not children.  If the participants are any indication of where this is headed, we could be in big trouble.  Should the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical groups be behind this movement, you can bet that Israel will be in their sights, which leads us to the second issue.  Egypt borders Israel.  If Muslim extremists gain power there, you can be sure their first order of business will be to try to annihilate Israel.  I have always been a strong critic of the current administration for how they handle Israel.  I do not believe it is because Obama is a Muslim or is anti-Semitic in general.  No, I believe it is because he is a big picture kind of guy.  He probably thinks that it would be best, in the long run, if Israel ceased to exist–that their existance is the reason why the Middle East is such a mess.  I do believe this is misguided.

In the end, I shall hope for Democracy to take root in Egypt.  Even if extremists take power through elections, I would find Democracy preferable.  If a Democracy declares war on you, you don’t feel quite as bad about blowing them off the face of the Earth as they chose their own destiny.  You do feel a little bad about doing so when they are ruled by a Dictator as they have no choices.  I highly recommend The Case for Democracy by Nathan Sharansky.  His experiences in communist Russia will give you a new outlook on the issue.