Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Apparently, Morsi's first demand, in his first public speech as President of Egypt, that the United States government free the Blind Sheikh and send him to Egypt, did not make an impression.
Morsi's attempts to crush his opponents,and to arrogate to himself dictatorial powers (which he then backed down from) was not enough.
Morsi's declaring, on more than one occasion, back in 2010 before he had to worry about hiding what he thought, that hatred of Jews, those "sons of apes and pigs," was a sacred duty, and Musilms should understand they had a duty to inculcate such hatred in their children.
Morsi's malign indifference to the terror now openly experienced by Copts -- the true descendants of the original Egyptians, who did not, like those who became islamized, become fully arabized even if they use Arabic -- at the hands of Muslims, and especially at the hands of members of the Ikhwan, the Muslim Brotherhood to which Morsi so unswervingly belongs.
So what about -- -after that business about "Seneca Falls and Selma and Stonewall" -- the persecution of homosexuals in Egypt, now apparently far worse than it was under the less-Islamic regime of Mubarak? Will that get Obama's attention? The Obama administration, which clearly attempted to hide, until it could hide no longer -- because MEMRITV put them out urbi et orbi, and then even the New York Times was shamed into publishing a story about them, those Der-Stuermer rants by Morsi against Jews -- now will have a problem. Is it going to keep supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, with its Islam-prompted oppression of women, its anti-black racism that is such a notable feature not only of Egypt but of the rest of North Africa and the Arabian peninsula (the Arab supremacism that shows indifference to the mass killing of black Africans, even Muslim black Africans, in the Sudan), and finially, Stonewall?
Posted on 01/23/2013 9:51 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
23 Jan 2013
Yes, Obama will support Egypt through thick and thin. Obama's cabinet picks show that he may appear African-American, but his thinking is otherwise. Hagel, for example, is an older, prejudiced, clueless, white midwesterner reminiscent of the pre-WWII isolationists from that region.
Lower Manhattan may have voted for Obama, but they are deluding themselves if they think he is one of them.