Sunday, 23 December 2012
Egypt Adopts a Sharia Constitution- Americans Can Prevent it from Happening Here

Egyptian Constitution Referendum vote counting

Source: Reuters

The inevitable occurred in the second round of the Constitutional referendum – two thirds of Egyptians voting approved the adoption of a Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist revision of the 1971 Constitution.  Egypt, as Andy Bostom noted in an American Thinker piece, has “quenched its thirst for Sharia”:

. . . on December 15, 2012, Hesham Darwish, from Cairo's Hadayeq al-Qobba district, summarized the views of those who planned to vote "yes," and affirm the charter:

People are thirsty for Sharia. [emphasis added] We do not support the president for who he is, but rather for the Islamic project he promises.

Saturday, during the second round of voting, Hesham Darwish's mindset held sway overwhelmingly in two Upper Egypt governorates on both sides of the Nile. Eighty-three percent . . .  voted "yes" in Minya approximately 150 miles south of Cairo on the western bank of the Nile River, which flows north through the city), while in Qena, situated on the east bank of the Nile, some 300 miles south of Cairo, 84.7% affirmed the charter, according to unofficial final tallies published by Al-Ahram.

When pooled with the first round of voting, a total of 64.0% including 67.5% of Egyptian expatriates, approved Egypt's recently drafted, more Sharia-compliant constitution.

 Within hours of the announcement, the Islamic Republic of Iran offered its congratulations.  What passes for the opposition in Egypt has cried foul claiming voting irregularities.  Official Washington is preoccupied with diverseness on a possible fiscal cliff scenario that might occur early in 2013 and what to do to about containing future mass murders like the one that has dimmed the lights of Christmas in Newtown, Connecticut.

The ghosts of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al Banna and al Qaeda ideologue Sayyid Qtub now stalk this ancient land.  Their followers may  begin a massive sectarian assault on the civil and human rights of  Christian Copts, the descendents of  the original Egyptians and founders of one of the earliest branches of Christendom. Others affected by the referendum results include women, gays and apostates.  Thus completing the task of Islamic Jihad cleansing the last vestiges of infidels from this conquered land.  Egypt under Sharia  would thus become the largest Sunni Supremacist Islamic Republic in the Muslim Arab world.   Not unlike the Taliban in Afghanistan who destroyed ancient Buddhist statues, the archeological vestiges of Ancient Egypt, be they the pyramids in Giza or Temples in Luxor, could be destroyed. This may occur notwithstanding the wails of protests from UNESCO in Paris.  Soon enough the desert could swallow up what was once a cradle of civilization in the ancient world.

Thus, the prediction of the Muslim Brotherhood that the Jeffersonian model of democracy would expire has eventuated: one election, one man, and one time.  

The Bush and Obama Administrations played their part in the  referendum results.  The Bush Administration sought free elections in what passed for the Palestinian territories. The lead to the election of the first Muslim Brotherhood parliament in Gaza in 2006 giving Hamas control that virtually defenestrated the PLO-Fatah there in 2007.  President Obama’s June 2009 Muslim outreach speech at Cairo University emboldened the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists to seize control from the secularists in the February 2011 rebellion.  That lead to the removal of former strongman Hosni Mubarak. In the run up to the Egyptian parliamentary elections that followed in October- November 2011, both the Congressionally-chartered Democrat and Republican International Institutes conducted training of Muslim Brotherhood candidates.

 The decades long quest for control of Egypt by the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists culminated in the Presidential victory of Mohammed Morsi of the Freedom and Justice party in June 2012.  Morsi then proceeded to cleanse Egypt’s military leadership.  Morsi’s November 2012 dictatorial seizure of power from the country’s independent judiciary was capped by this referendum approving a constitution  drafted by the dominant Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist members of the constitutional assembly.  Thus, a secular dictatorship in Egypt has morphed into a theocratic Islamic dictatorship.  Lest we forget Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood founder al Banna was an acolyte of Herr Hitler.

Morsi’s  Sharia achievement in less than six months is breathtaking.

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood head, Mohammed Badie, commented in a Voice of America  account “the first time in Egyptian history that a constitution was approved by popular vote. When Egyptians speak, everyone else shuts up.” The Egyptian opposition in the National Salvation Front cried foul requesting investigation of irregularities.  Fouad Ajani of the Stanford University   Hoover Institution opined: “the ballot is not infallible, but it's better than the alternatives.”  He also blamed Egypt's liberals and secular activists for “the disarray in their own ranks.” He characterized Egypt as racked by “cultural dualism reflected in the referendum.”   He observed “countries don't live in constitutions.” The old constitution, “offered no protection against tyranny.”

Americans should take no comfort that our Constitution is a bulwark against stealth Sharia taking root in our legal system. One only has to look at the Istanbul Process Second Round held at the US State Department in December 2011 sponsored by outgoing Secretary of State Clinton and the recent Third Round in London December 2012 that purported to “combat religious intolerance”. That is a euphemism for adoption of Blasphemy codes sought by the 57 member Organization of Islamic Cooperation abetted by the March 2011 UN Human Rights Council Resolution 16/18.  Nina Shea, a US International Religious Freedom Commission member, commented in a December 2012 NRO-The Corner op- ed, “America Again Submits to the Istanbul Process” :

. . . the point of the Istanbul Process is for the governments of the developed West to give an accounting to the governments of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan, Qatar, and other key Muslim states on measures taken to stop American and other Western citizens from disparaging Islam.

In a July 26, 2012 hearing, Arizona US Representative Trent Franks demanded answers from Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Thomas E. Perez about whether the Obama Administration was suborning Constitutional guarantees of free speech to criticize religion.   Watch this You Tube video of the exchange between Franks and Perez at those hearings. A Daily Caller article, “DoJ official refuses to denounce demands for Saudi-style blasphemy law,” noted:

Tom Perez, the progressive who runs the Justice Department’s civil rights office, refused to answer the questions posed by Franks.

“Will you tell us… that this administration’s Department of Justice will never entertain or advance a proposal that criminalizes speech against any religion?” Frank asked four times.

Perez refused to answer, saying “it is a hard question, in the sense that when you make threats against someone.” Perez then suggested he would respond to draft legislation from the committee, but again refused to answer Frank’s question about free speech rights.

Franks’ questions were prompted by an October 2011 Daily Caller report, which described a D.C. meeting between Perez and hardcore Islamists, including Mohamed Magid, the Sudan-born, Saudi-trained head of the Islamic Society of North America.

At the end of the public meeting, Perez called for more meetings with the Islamists, even though he had watched while Magid called for legal punishment of people who criticize Islamic texts that call for violence against non-Muslims and for the subordination of women to men.

Here is what Americans can do to stop Assistant US Attorney General Perez and other advocates of adoption of OIC Blasphemy Codes here.    We can get behind the movement to pass the American Law for American Courts (ALAC) state legislation that has been enacted in Rep. Franks’ home state of Arizona, as well as in Louisiana, Tennessee and Kansas. The 2012 Republican Convention adopted an anti-Sharia ALAC plank sponsored by Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach.  The American Public Policy Alliance website contains background information on the model law developed by David Yerushalmi, Esq. The website notes the purpose of ALAC:

ALAC was crafted to protect American citizens’ constitutional rights against the infiltration and incursion of foreign laws and foreign legal doctrines, especially Islamic Shariah Law.

We need to make a New Year’s resolution to form a grass roots movement to enact ALAC in as many states as possible.  Here in Florida, we nearly achieved that in the 2012 legislative session in Tallahassee, when the ALAC legislation, which passed the House resoundingly, failed to be brought up for a final vote by outgoing Florida Senate President, Mike Haridopolos. Incoming Senate President Don Gaetz had indicated his support for ALAC in the last session. The objective in the 2013  session will be to seek Senator Gaetz’s and  Florida House Speaker, Will  Weatherford’s commitment  to  press for passage of  ALAC.  We need to enlist Floridians and others to meet with State Senators and Representatives seeking their support informing  them that  Florida’s legal system needs the protections of ALAC to stop insinuation of Sharia and  bolster Constitutional First Amendment Free Speech guarantees.

Posted on 12/23/2012 8:58 PM by Jerry Gordon
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