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Double standards in Egypt

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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:43 AM
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An Egyptian court sentenced 12 Christians to life in prison and acquitted eight Muslims on Monday in a case set off by religious tensions in the country's south.


Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's estimated 80 million people, complain that the courts and police often turn a blind eye to discrimination or violence against them. Some fear the surge of ultraconservative Islamists to power after Hosni Mubarak's overthrow last year could further curtail their rights.


news.yahoo.com...

All story in the article , is this the fruits of Arab spring i ask myself? Christians in Egypt are discriminated on daily bases after the elections and now the courts are joining the muslim brotherhood in that discrimination. Bad times are coming for Egypt.
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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 04:30 AM
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The Egyptian Muslim brotherhood have recently thrown off their pretence that they are anything but Islamic hardliners.


In the year since its revolution, Egypt’s Islamist politicians have presented themselves as moderates who can be friends with the West and tolerate non-Muslims at home.

But before the country’s first free presidential election on Wednesday, the two main Islamist candidates have moved to the right, attacking western decadence, threatening the country’s alcohol industry and demanding closer implementation of Sharia law.

The Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohammed Morsi, an American-educated professor of engineering, this weekend called for the release of Omar Abdulrahman, the Egyptian so-called “blind Sheikh” jailed for life in America for incitement to terrorism.

The Telegraph


As the Muslim Brotherhood have gained in strength, they have become much more openly Islamic fundamentalist. They are demanding the release of a convicted terrorist, attacking the decadence of the West, intend to ban alcohol and plan to implement Sharia law.


At a rally in the Nile Delta Mr Aboul Fotouh devoted much of his speech to conservative views of the role of women.

Western countries had “neglected” family life, he said. “They have opened up society to commit all sins – sex, drink, everything,” he said.

“We are all soldiers in the project of Islam,” he went on to say.

Mr Aboul Fotouh’s shift began about the time he won the endorsement of the ultraconservative Salafi movement, which took more than 20 per cent of the vote in December’s parliamentary elections

The Telegraph


'Soldiers of Islam' from their own mouths.

Note that almost all Islamic terrorists come from the hardline Salafi or Wahhabi schools of Islam.

Essentially, the Salafi and Wahhabi want everyone to live their life in the manner that the prophet Muhammad did. Whether they want to or not.



edit on 22-5-2012 by ollncasino because: formatting



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 04:44 AM
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I guess they were all for hope and change.

Hmm.

When the Muslim Brotherhood assassinated Sadat in 1981, they created the oppourtunity for Mubarak to rise to power.

This is just, in their mind, a justification and a backlash for the 32 years that they were held back.

Just my humble opinion/interpretation though.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 11:50 AM
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So....

What is being proposed here? Anything?
As far as those candidates go I see, hear and read rhetoric being spewed by many people around the globe. Some extreme, some idiotic. I say let the people decide for themselves.

But, Stay aware of the situation and possible implications while keeping an eye on those involved.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 11:54 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
When the Muslim Brotherhood assassinated Sadat in 1981, they created the oppourtunity for Mubarak to rise to power.

Ehwhat?

The Muslim Brotherhood didn't assassinate Anwar Sadat. I think you are confusing them with the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, a completely unrelated group. The EIJ is mixed up with Al-Qaeda and makes no pretense at all about wanting to join the government. They want to destroy it.



posted on May, 22 2012 @ 01:40 PM
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Originally posted by babloyi

Originally posted by beezzer
When the Muslim Brotherhood assassinated Sadat in 1981, they created the oppourtunity for Mubarak to rise to power.

Ehwhat?

The Muslim Brotherhood didn't assassinate Anwar Sadat. I think you are confusing them with the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, a completely unrelated group. The EIJ is mixed up with Al-Qaeda and makes no pretense at all about wanting to join the government. They want to destroy it.


Surely the Islamic Jihad that killed Sadat has no relation to Al-Qaeda.

Al-Qaeda was an American instrument in its proxy war with the Soviet Union while Islamic Jihad was principally dealing with the Zionist problem and Israel.

I understand why zionists wish to merge the Al-Qaeda of today with Islamic Jihad because they seek to take advantage on the "War on Terror" to wrap up the mess they have harvested with their occupation and suppression of Palestine.

Islamic Jihad is strictly an Israeli problem and it would over the dead bodies of American citizen if Israel pins that mess on the US.

As for the Egyptian Coptics, they are a minority and treated a Hell of a lot better than Christian Americans treat their on compatriots who happen to be Muslims.


Recently, Wired magazine in the US reported that a military officer and lecturer in a US prestigious military college taught a class of “commanders, lieutenant colonels, captains and colonels” that a “total war” against Islam “would be necessary to protect America from Islamic terrorists.”

Dooley put forward a “Counter-Jihad” operation model that planned for an assault on the Muslim world unconstrained by “Geneva Convention IV 1949 standards of armed conflict”, an operation that would involve taking war “to a civilian population wherever necessary”, citing the “historical precedents of Tokyo, Dresden, Hiroshima, Nagasaki”. In his model, Dooley proposes the “starvation of Saudi Arabia” and the bombing of Mecca and Medina, the two holiest cities in the Muslim world.
blogs.independent.co.uk...


This sort of deviancy is found in all quarters in the US from the FBI, local police forces, Gitmo, churches, in prisons, in the media and in language.

The US has entered a fascist pre-nazi phase and it is constantly being budged by Israel into entering a world war against ordinary people because of their faith.

Israel is stuck with nearly 2 billion people hostile to it so by hook and by crook it is mobilising the US into a world war.

Egypt is one of the areas were Israel is fomenting a fifth column in a country recognised by all Arabs as their leader. It was during Mubarak, a traitor and criminal, was ruling he helped the zionist sow sectarian strife.

Israel has a permanent presence in Egypt and it does all it can to rot it from inside using various psychological and terrorist techniques and part of this destabilisation includes the agitation of Coptic Egyptians.



The above photo is of Ilan Grapel described by Israel as an "American Student" who was arrested while agitating Egyptians in Tahrir Square at a time when people were dying in melees and police shootings in the square.

The ex-Israeli officer and his mother in Israel claimed that he was an ordinary American student and was unfairly arrested while studying the Egyptian revolution as it was happening.

In the video below, "American hero" Ilan Grapel is welcomed home to Israel by Netanyahu. Was this reported in the US?



Has a leader of a country ever waited for an ordinary student in a room to thank him?

This is what the Egyptian say of Captain Grapel;


Egypt and Israel have agreed to swap an Israeli-American detained in Cairo for a group of Egyptian prisoners held in Israel, Egypt's state media said on Saturday.

The deal would see Ilan Grapel, a 27-year-old arrested on spying allegations in Cairo in June, exchanged for 25 Egyptian adults and three children.

www.rohama.org...


So exactly where is this "double standard"?


By the way, why is Captain Grapel trying to agitate the crowd against Obama when they are in the fight of their lives against Mubarak?

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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 08:04 PM
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Originally posted by xavi1000
An Egyptian court sentenced 12 Christians to life in prison and acquitted eight Muslims on Monday in a case set off by religious tensions in the country's south.


Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's estimated 80 million people, complain that the courts and police often turn a blind eye to discrimination or violence against them. Some fear the surge of ultraconservative Islamists to power after Hosni Mubarak's overthrow last year could further curtail their rights.


news.yahoo.com...

All story in the article , is this the fruits of Arab spring i ask myself? Christians in Egypt are discriminated on daily bases after the elections and now the courts are joining the muslim brotherhood in that discrimination. Bad times are coming for Egypt.
edit on 22-5-2012 by xavi1000 because: (no reason given)


Do you really believe all that fluff about muslim not hating christians? According to the Quran we're just as bad as jews. Actions speak louder than words. BTW here's what Sharia Law has to say about the matter.


1- Jihad defined as “to war against all non-Muslims to establish the religion” is the duty of every Muslim and Muslim head of state (Caliph). Muslim Caliphs who refuse jihad are in violation of Sharia and unfit to rule.
2- A Caliph can hold office through seizure of power meaning through force.
3- The head of an Islamic State (Caliph) cannot be charged, let alone be punished for serious crimes such as murder, adultery, robbery, theft, drinking and in some cases of rape (Hudood cases) - Codified Islamic Law Vol 3 # 914C of and page 188 of Hedaya the Hanafi manual.
4- A percentage of Zakat (alms) must go towards jihad.
5- It is obligatory to obey the commands of the Caliph, even if he is unjust.
6- A caliph must be a Muslim, a non-slave and a male.
7- The Muslim public must remove the Caliph in one case, if he rejects Islam.
8- A Muslim who leaves Islam (apostate) must be killed immediately.
9- A Muslim will be forgiven for murder of : a) an apostasy b) an adulterer c) a highway robber. Making vigilante street justice and honor killing acceptable.
10- A Muslim will not get the death penalty if he kills a non-Muslim.
11- Sharia never abolished slavery and sexual slavery and highly regulates it. A master will not be punished for killing his slave. Slavery still exists amongst Arab Muslims
12- Sharia dictates death by stoning, beheading, for sins like killing, adultery, prostitutions; and other Quranic corporal punishments like: amputation of limbs (chopping hands and feet), floggings, beatings and other forms of cruel and unusual punishments even for the sins like: stealing, sexual promiscuity, robbery, burglary etc.
13- Non-Muslims are not equal to Muslims and must comply to Sharia (pay Zizzya: poll tax) if they are to remain safe. They are forbidden to marry Muslim women, publicly display wine or pork, recite their own religious scriptures, or openly celebrate their religious holidays or funerals. They are forbidden from building new churches or building them higher than mosques. They may not enter a mosque without permission. A non-Muslim is no longer protected if he commits adultery with a Muslim woman or if he leads a Muslim away from Islam.
14- It is a crime for a non-Muslim to sell weapons to someone who will use them against Muslims. Non-Muslims cannot curse a Muslim, say anything derogatory about Allah, the Prophet, or Islam, or expose the weak points of Muslims. However, Muslims can curse, criticize or say anything derogatory they like to the religions of others.
15- A non-Muslim cannot inherit from a Muslim.
16- Banks must be Sharia compliant and interest is not allowed.
17- No testimony in court is acceptable from people of low-level jobs, such as street sweepers or a bathhouse attendant. Women in such low level jobs such as professional funeral mourners cannot keep custody of their children in case of divorce.
18- A non-Muslim cannot rule even over a non-Muslims minority.
19- Homosexuality is punishable by death. (18 January 2011, 5:26pm) - Two young men who filmed themselves having sex with a 17-year-old have been sentenced to death by stoning in Iran (click on image for full story)
20- There is no age limit for marriage of girls under Sharia. The marriage contract can take place anytime after birth and consummated at age 8 or 9.
21- Rebelliousness on the part of the wife nullifies the husband’s obligation to support her, gives him permission to beat her and keep her from leaving the home.
22- Divorce is only in the hands of the husband and is as easy as saying: “I divorce you” and becomes effective even if the husband did not intend it.
23- There is no common property between husband and wife and the husband’s property does not automatically go to the wife after his death.
24- A woman inherits half what a man inherits. Sister gets half of what brother gets.
25- A man has the right to have up to 4 wives and wife has no right to divorce him even if he is polygamous.
26- The dowry is given in exchange for the woman’s sexual organs.
27- A man is allowed to have sex with slave women and also with women captured in battle (concubines), and if the enslaved woman is married her marriage is annulled.
28- The testimony of a woman in court is half the value of a man; that is, two women equal to one man.
29- A woman looses custody if she remarries.
30- A rapist may only be required to pay the bride-money (dowry) without marrying the rape victim.
31- A Muslim woman must cover every inch of her body which is considered “Awrah,” a sexual organ. Some schools of Sharia allow the face and some don’t.
32- A Muslim man is forgiven if he kills his wife caught in the act of adultery. However, the opposite is not true for women since he “could be married to the woman he was caught with.”
33-It is obligatory for a Muslim to lie if the purpose is obligatory and is known as Taqiyya (Islamic Deception). That means that for the sake of abiding with Islam’s commandments, such as jihad, a Muslim is obliged to lie and should not have any feelings of guilt or shame associated with this kind of lying.
The above are clear-cut laws in Islam decided by great Imams after years of examination and interpretation of the Quran, Hadith and Mohammed’s life.

34. The perpetrators of genocide, mass rape and plunder will not be punished if they repent - Codified Islamic Law Vol 1 # 13.
35. To prove rape, a woman must have 4 male witnesses. Women’s testimony is not accepted - Pakistan’s Hudood ordnance 7 of 1979 amended by 8B of 1980. Thousands of raped women and girls in many countries have been charged with Zena (physical relations outside marriage) and punished by Sharia courts for want of witnesses.
36. All modern music including sexually explicit music of any kind is strictly prohibited and punishable by Islamic Sharia code of justice. Only Islamic songs are allowed.


Source

Can you say HYPOCRISY?
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posted on May, 23 2012 @ 01:12 AM
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Originally posted by lonewolf19792000
Can you say HYPOCRISY?

Can you say complete and utter nonsense? It is amazing that every single thing except perhaps the bit in bold you quoted is absolutely and completely false.
"According to the Quran...."?! It is evident you've never looked at the Quran except through the quotes provided by anti-islam websites and their "listicles", trying to drown out any opposition by inflating dozens and dozens of points.

01- Absolutely false. What an absurd definition.
02- False.
03- False.
04- False.
05- Wait, so it is obligatory to obey the Caliph, but if the Caliph doesn't agree to Jihad, he is unfit to rule (as stated by nonsense #1) and in violation of Sharia? Not only is this false, but it is also contradictory.
06- Not only False, but historically disproven.
07- Dunno about this one, no scriptural instructions as such, but it makes sense.
08- False (and again, scripturally incorrect).
09- Absolutely False.
10- False.
11- Yes, Islam never abolished slavery (but then again, neither did Christianity nor Judaism). Interestingly, Islam is the only religion that actively encourages muslims to free slaves (and not just slaves of the same religion who are enslaved by those of another religion, as Judaism encourages). The rest is false.
12- Yes, Islam allows for corporeal punishment (I won't address your specific list of punishments and crimes, as they seem to have been intentionally made vague to back out when required). So do many other religions, and many non-muslim countries.
13- A Non-muslim is not equal to a muslim? What does that even mean? Do your scriptures say that Christian (or a follower of Christ) is equal to a non-Christian? Don't you believe that non-christians will be going to hell? Yeah, they pay the jizyah tax if the country they are in is at war (but they don't have to join the fighting, and they don't pay zakat). And yes, most schools of fiqh say that non-muslim men cannot marry muslim women, but there are schools that disagree. The rest is all nonsense- False.
14- A crime to sell weapons to someone who will use them against you? REALLY?! I've never heard this law, but WOW! How horrible! The rest again, is all nonsense, and also historically disproven.
15- False, and historically disproven again.
16- False, historically and contemporarily disproven as well. Muslims are, of course islamically not allowed to take interest or give interest, yes, and most muslims would therefore go for a bank that is interest-free.
17- Absolutely false.
18- Errr....false? Why would there even be such a law in place? How would it be enforced, even?
19- Not according to Islamic scripture, no.
20- There is no age limit for marriage in any religion I know of. Islam, however, requires the consent of both parties, and they both must be post-pubescent.
21- False (or at the very least, deceitfully worded).
22- False.
23- False.
24- "Automatically"? If there are other heirs and relations, then yes, it doesn't. You claiming it should?
25- False.
26- ...What? Where do you get this nonsense?
27- False.
28- Only in one specific case. In others it is equal (and in some cases, testimony of the woman is worth more).
29- False.
30- Rapist marrying the rape victim? What is this? Judaism?
31- Women must cover their sexual organs? Oh no! So must men...
32- False.
33- False again (and I thought I already told you this multiple times. Still bringing up "taqiyya"? REALLY?)
34- False.
35- Yes, the plight of many such women is deplorable. Dunno why you bring up Pakistan, though...they repealed that law ages ago, because (and this is coming to the relevant point), it has nothing to do with Islam.
36- Sure, offensive and sexually explicit would not be allowed by Islam. But what on earth does "punishable by Islamic Sharia code of justice" mean? There is absolutely no scriptural punishment for "listening to bad music". The idea is absurd.

Now if you are going to argue these points by telling me "Yeah? Well provide references!", then I must ask you to do the same. And something more trustworthy than a website with an obvious (and obviously deceitful...I wonder if they're practising Taqiyyah
), anti-islam agenda. Which brings me to my final point: page 188 of Al-Burhan Al-Din's Al-Hedaya (which I assume you were talking about, as there is no other) is about rights and behaviours in Alliances and Coalitions. Nothing about Caliphs.



posted on May, 23 2012 @ 01:58 AM
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It is about time you stop using Islam baiting websites to mug up on your target religion. You come across as an asinine and superficial individual when you bandy about falsehoods prepared by others.

By abusing Islam it does not help your faith in anyway. A person of real faith understands how important the faith of others is to them. Either you are not intelligent enough to realise this or you are in fact without faith and lying to yourself about your religiosity.

You bait and regurgitate appalling falsehoods about Islam. There are organisations as well as elements in the US government lead by fascists stimulating religious bigotry to stampede creatures like you to target others and you have fallen for it hook, line and sinker.

You remind me of those Germans who went along with Hitler and learned to regret it very quickly once he started losing the war.


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