Thursday, February 17, 2011


First, from Nina Shea:
Muslim Brotherhood’s Qaradawi to Preach in Tahrir Square on Friday
In a move eerily reminiscent of Ayatollah Khomeini’s return to Iran after the 1979 revolution, the Muslim Brotherhood’s internationally influential spiritual director Sheik Qaradawi plans to return to Egypt and preach in Cairo’s Tahrir Square for the Friday prayer service tomorrow. Qaradawi is banned from the U.S. He lives in Qatar, where he has a weekly al-Jazeera television broadcast on sharia. He is infamous for calling on Muslims to acquire nuclear weapons “to terrorize their enemies,” issuing fatwas stating that “blows are not effective with every woman, but they are helpful with some,” and asserting “the right of Palestinian women to blow themselves up.”

Next, from Jim Hoft, we have a story that [in addition to the silly "Assault on Women" ad from that I alluded to in this post] shows our fiscally deluded President using amazingly similar language to describe what's going on in Wisconsin:
“Some of what I’ve heard coming out of Wisconsin, where you’re just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally, seems like more of an assault on unions,” President Obama told TMJ4 in Milwaukee.

An "assault on women" and an "assault on unions"?? Don't we deserve better from the President of the United States and his party (who have apparently skipped town and state in order to avoid having to vote on the Wisconsin issue). This is pathetic.
Where are the grown-ups in the Democratic party?

In Egypt they demonstrated and hoped for freedom; they are more likely to get sharia and the Muslim Brotherhood. In Madison they are angrily demonstrating for entitlements, more government, more debt for the State and its citizens.

In both cases, freedom and individual liberty are the issues at stake. Can this nation--or any nation--long endure the combination of religious and/or secular thuggery and desire for power over others that masquerades sometimes as the outraged and aggressive victimhood mentality of the entitlement crowds?

Both of these events describe how the politically deluded intend to bend reality to their whim.

I have it on good authority, however, that reality does not intend to listen--at least for very long. The Muslim Brotherhood may indeed achieve the power they lust after in the near future; just as the unions can pretend that their entitlements will go on forever. Both are in for a shock.

We are in for a very wild ride, both here and abroad for the next few months....

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