Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Egypt Threatening To Execute American Citizens For 'Blasphemy'
President Obama's appeasement and enabling of the Muslim Brotherhood continues to bear fruit.As I mentioned , seeing Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the Egyptian Coptic Christian allegedly behind the film 'The Innocence of Muslims' rounded up in the dead of night and taken in for questioning by police has a very different connotation for Islamists, and it has only encouraged them to press harder.
Egypt has now issued international arrest warrants for eight Americans—seven of them Coptic Christians from Egypt—who are allegedly involved with the 'Innocence of Muslims' video. The eighth one was for Pastor Terry Jones, the Qu'ran burner. Under Egypt's sharia based laws, if arrested and convicted, they're liable for the death penalty.
Needless to say, there's no reaction by the Obama to a foreign government seeking to arrest American citizens for blasphemy against Islam. Now there's a surprise...not.
Look for this to be the basis of more fatwas against westerners being critical of Islam in any way. And murders, as Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh found out.
Figures like writer Salmon Rushdie, the artists behind the Mohammed cartoons and Dutch politicians and authors like Ayaan Hirsch Ali and Geert Wilders still have a price on their heads and live with 24 hour protection.
Michael Totten writes:
Mahmoud Salem (aka “Sandmonkey”) was interviewed on CNN yesterday. He says the new Muslim Brotherhood government is much more oppressive than the Mubarak regime. That should have been obvious to everyone in advance, though astonishingly it was not. And Mahmoud is hardly a Mubarak apologist. He was one of the most outspoken critics of the ancien régime in the world, and he was arrested and beaten for it.
He also says explicitly that Egypt’s government isn’t an ally and that “if the United States wants to cut the aid [money], please, do it…The majority of the aid goes to the military anyway. We don’t see it.”
Actually, 'Sandmonkey' was all for the Muslim Brotherhood regime until, like the rest of the small contingent of FaceBook liberals, he realized it wasn't just severing the Israeli peace treaty wasn't the only change they had in mind. President Obama walked back his slip about Egypt no longer being an ally of the U.S., but watch what happens. Anyone can see it.