Reaction to the horrific, premeditated murder by Islamist fanatical jihadists was predictable. Our politically correct government politician walk on eggshells saying how barbaric the this attack was and we mustn’t confuse their action (which the two jihadists shouted they carried in name of Islam) and Islam as there is ‘nothing in Islam justifies this murder’ like what the Prime Minister David Cameron said (and give him credit for his measured reaction compared to Tony Blair who might have tried to capitalise on it). Then the self-appointed leaders of the ‘Muslim Community’ (and for years I have been struggling to understand what does it actually mean). As expected, they rolled out stock of the pre-prepared old rhetoric condemning the barbaric savage act, cursing the two individuals in question and insisting that there is nothing in Islam to support this action. However , we are unlikely to hear from those described as ‘moderate’ or respected Islamic clergy, a clear fatwa forbidding such acts or saying something to the effect that targeting an off duty soldier, or forcing your interpretation of Islam on others or engaging ( or promoting) acts of violence as jihad ( which actually means self control and holy mission of discipline to tread the correct path as an individual) is forbidden under Islamic teaching; a fatwa issued with the same zeal and strength as those fatwas we hear banning films, or condemning books, cartoons or works of art they claim offend Muslims sensibility and often lead to mob-lynching and violence . The third predictable reaction usually comes was from the British left trying to justify (they would say they try to explain or understand the motives) such nonsense by falsifying history linking this acts of extreme mad violence with British or ‘western foreign policy’ (they mean American policy since the left is anti-American).
The mad wave of protests targeting not just American embassies and business, but also western diplomatic missions, is getting nastier by the day, while elected Islamists leaders in Cairo openly ask western democracies to change the law to criminalise expressions they see as critical of their interpretation of Islam.
As American embassies in North Africa, The Middle East and some Muslim countries come under attacks by what seems to various protests by angry mobs unfortunately some fellow hacks take a superficial view saying Muslims were incensed by a film insulting the founder of Islam prophet Mohammed. By doing so they ignore basic facts about the motives of those orchestrating the protest and the timing of it.
Shame, many British hacks failed readers/listeners reporting Egypt.
Is British media (with very few exceptions) confusing or misleading readers, viewers and listeners on the situation in Egypt? Sadly the answer is yes.I might (largely but not entirely) disagree with several Egyptian commentators who accuse British media of deliberate bias, or at least being selective in not showing the entire picture.
The Supreme Constitutional Court in Egypt (SCC) ruling Thursday (14 June) on the legality of a newly passed act of parliament and on the legality of the parliamentarian elections themselves today polarised Egyptian revolutionaries whose 18 days protest last year toppled former president Hosni Mubarak. Continue reading
There is more than what meets the eye in the CIA Saudi joint operation exposing al-Qaeda use of undetectable under-pants bomb to blow up an airliner which was prevented by a devout Muslim taking pride in cooperating with non-Muslim Americans to eliminate fellow Muslims he saw as ‘evil’.