Democratic uprisings used to advance Islamist agenda; how do Israel and American leaders see it?

Mosab "Son of Hamas" Hasan Yousef  whistleblows to Rabbi David Eliezre
that Islamic supremacism is at the core of populist movements
Muslim and Jewish insiders reveal  the true intentions of the Islamic revolution against the West - and how Israeli and American leaders, respectively, are inclined to respond to it.

(All video from DemoCast and JooTube, courtesy AvidEditor.Wordpress.com)
Segments include:
  1. Nonie Darwish (Former Muslims United) and Manu Bakh (EscapingIslam.com);
  2. Author Salman Rushdie expressing pessimism about reforming Islam;
  3. Dr. Tawfik Hamid explaining how Jew-hatred underlies the movement for Palestinian statehood;
  4. A pro-Palestinian politcal demonstration against the Israeli Navy's flotilla blockade in L.A. in June. Arab-Americans set-upon a 16-year old waving an Israeli flag with chants of "Allahu akhbar- Allah is the greater God."
  5. Israeli Knesset Member Dr. Arye Eldad responds to Iran's exploiting the Islamic uprisings to flex its muscles against Israel, the US, and Saudi Arabia. And he cautions the US Administration against considering serving-up Israel as a rationale for retaliation against an Iranian-proxy war against the Jewish State.
  6. First-Lady Michelle Obama's cousin, Hebrew-Israelite converted Rabbi Capers Funnye of Chicago denies knowledge of what effect 20-years of immersion under the anti-Zionist, Nation of Islam-feting, tutelage of Rev. Jeremiah Wright had on the First-Couple's regard for Israel. (Authorization to use the video is shown because he contested having given authorization and had YouTube remove the video).
  7. Finally, for Westerners seeking an simple resolution to the Arab-"Israeli" conflict, the great thinker, historian, and clairvoyant- the Amazing Kreskin - reminds us that religious wars are typically the longest wars in history.


Why did CBS withhold news of Egypt's Jew-hating mob's sexual assault of Lara Logan?

What did the Egyptian "democracy" rally'ers do to CBS News reporter Lara Logan, 39, that CBS withheld reporting about it four four days?

Diana West, writing in TownHall's Egyptians Shouted "Jew! Jew!" As They Assaulted Logan, asks:

"Did Logan, flown out of Cairo by a network-chartered jet to a U.S. hospital hours after the attack, request secrecy as a brutalized victim?

Were news executives, or even Logan herself, concerned that the bombshell news of the assault, which took place almost exactly as Hosni Mubarak was relinquishing all powers, would detract from the "jubilant" crowd's "democracy" drama?

Inthis singular Logan case we've seen both. First, only after news queries indicated the story was breaking did CBS on Tuesday release a brief rap sheet on the Friday crime. We were told of Logan's accidental separation from her crew in the crowd. The prolonged assault by over 200 people "whipped into a frenzy." The rescue by a group of women and 20 soldiers. What CBS didn't mention -- what was later attributed to an unnamed network source -- was that as the thugs assaulted the 39-year-old journalist and mother of two, they shouted, "Jew! Jew!"

This essential piece of the story, this clue to the hysterical, obsessive anti-Semitism of the Islamic world including Egypt, was broken by the New York Post. It has sparked little comment, which in itself is worth comment. Imagine, again, if a tea party mob were implicated in such an assault, and, as if in answer to fervent leftist fantasy, it came out that 200 Constitution-loving thugs had been yelling racial slurs.

But Islam, even with its Koranically enjoined anti-Semitism and misogyny, isn't considered a factor here. Islam might as well not exist. Islamic misogyny might as well not exist. Islamic anti-Semitism might as well not exist. But imagine further if the foundational documents of the tea party movement, its official leaders and heroes, were steeped in equivalent hatred and misogyny. There would be no instinctive reaction in the MSM to universalize the attack and strip away all possible cultural or (considering those shouts of "Jew! Jew!" in the Logan case) religious context.

But that's exactly what happened here. It took a tweet from a movie critic even to broach the misogyny topic in the MSM when Roger Ebert wrote, "The attack on Lara Logan brings Middle East attitudes toward women into sad focus." (Given that Israel is in the otherwise Islamically dominated "Middle East," Ebert is employing the quasi-accepted euphemism for Muslim.) Those few reports that even discuss the anti-Semitic angle do so without comment, or let it go slack, as when Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen, noting the "undertones of pogromist anti-Semitism," only concluded that "not everyone in Tahrir Square that night had democracy on their mind." (The light might have dawnethed more brightly had the MSM actually reported on the widespread anti-Semitic iconography visible in the demonstrations, as amply archived by John Rosenthal at Pajamas Media.)


What's next for Egypt? Physician and Muslim reformer, Dr. Tawfik Hamid speaks and answers viewer questions C-Span TV

Dr. Tawfik Hamid, is an Islamic thinker and reformer, and one time Islamic extremist from Egypt. He was a member of a terrorist Islamic organization, J.I. with Dr. Ayman Al-Zawaherri who became later on the second in command of Al-Qaeda. Some twenty-five years ago, he recognized the threat of Radical Islam and the need for a reformation based upon modern peaceful interpretations of classical Islamic core texts.

In this video, Dr. Hamid talks about what could be next for Egypt, including identifying the competing political forces inside that country, and what kind of repercussions the Egyptian revolution could have on other Arab countries. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Current political cartoons were shown at the end of the program.


Obama bungles Mubarak crisis, "shatters the mystique of America's superpower status"; Iran sails warships Red Sea to oppose Egypt & Israel

Two excellent columns about the Obama Administration's bungling Mubarak's crisis:
As the lies come crashing down by Caroline Glick
The Obama administration's decision to ban relevant language from the official US policy discourse was ideologically motivated. And in choosing ideology over reality, the Obama administration has induced a situation where rather than construct policies to deal with reality, at all levels, US officials have been charged with constructing policies to deny and ignore reality.

Against this backdrop it becomes fairly clear why the Obama administration's handling of the political turmoil in Egypt has been so incompetent.

Upon entering office, Obama made a determined effort to ignore the political instability percolating under the surface throughout the authoritarian Arab world. US government officials were instructed to curtail programs aimed at developing liberal alternatives to authoritarianism and the Muslim Brotherhood. The justification for this behavior was again ideological.

The Obama administration's ideologically driven strategic ineptitude is evident everywhere.

From its slavish devotion to appeasing Iran, its single-minded insistence on withdrawing from Iraq, its announced commitment to withdrawing from Afghanistan, to its tolerance of Hugo Chavez, and its infantile reset button diplomacy towards Russia, the Obama administration's foreign policy is on a collision course with reality.

But nowhere is its premeditated incompetence more evident than in its obsession with the establishment of a Palestinian state west of the Jordan River.

Our leaders are doubtlessly tempted to simply take the path of least resistance and join Obama and his merry band of blind men as they move from lie to lie to defend their ideology from reality. ...

But doing so will not protect us when the dangers sown by the US's strategic dementia provoke the next conflagration.

Israel's best option is to simply tell the truth as loudly and forcefully as it can and base our policies on it. While doing so will win Israel no friends in the Obama administration or in Europe, it will prepare us for the day when the wall of lies they are building from Islamabad to Cairo to Ramallah come crashing down.
Egyptian women supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood demonstrate in this Tahrir Square video against Pres. Hosni Mubarak as a supporter Israel and America, the "infidel" states they've been inculcated to hate.
(Video courtesy NTEB2012)

Prof. Barry Rubin, back from the Herzliya Policy Conference around his office at the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel, returns to analyze: "Egypt: Mubarak's not the one who should resign."
... The quality of the American leadership has grown worse.

There has been an attempt to spin President Husni Mubarak’s speech as some type of victory for the Obama Administration. Yet within hours this effort collapsed. The nation’s highest intelligence officials showed they had no idea what the Muslim Brotherhood represents, joked that they didn’t know any more than did CNN, and provided completely inaccurate information on the course of events in Egypt.

It was the Egyptian army that decided that Mubarak had to go in order to preserve its own power and privileges.

When the New York Times can write,

"American officials said Mr. Panetta was basing his statement not on secret intelligence but on media broadcasts,” It seems that Panetta—not Mubarak--should resign not so much for getting the story wrong but for not understanding what his job is supposed to be.

The president of the United States leapt into an issue he didn’t understand, put forward a bad policy, showed he didn’t comprehend the most basic principles of statecraft and diplomacy, publicly celebrated as if he were making a campaign speech projected events in Egypt that didn’t happen, and then admitted that he had no idea what was going on.

Even some of his biggest left-wing fans had to admit this was a debacle. "The mystique of America's superpower status has been shattered," said Steve Clemons, of the New America Foundation.

From the Middle East itself, the reviews are indeed shattering. The Saudis, just about the most cautious and conservative government there is in the world, publicly rebuked President Obama on his strategy. This is not primarily an issue concerning Israel. It’s an issue affecting anyone in the Middle East who opposes revolutionary Islamism and looks to the United States as a protector.

Iran's destroyer docks in Jeddah opposite Israel & Egypt
Prof. Rubin adds the news that:  two Islamic Republic of Iran warships just visited the Saudi port of Jeddah in the Red Sea. No, that wasn't a misprint, I said "Red Sea," and not "Persian Gulf." This is the first time Iranian warships have been in the Red Sea, just down the coast from Israel and just across from Egypt.

Not only is this a strategic alarm bell for the United States and Israel but also for the Saudis themselves. Bereft now of their last significant Arab ally and feeling unable to depend on the United States, the Saudis are facing their worst strategic situation since the 1950s at a time when Iran is spreading its influence and racing toward nuclear weapons.


Obama's public-abandoning of longtime US ally Mubarak to a street uprising shakes confidence of oil-producing regimes toward Islamist-global-dominating, Iranian camp

Israeli press advocate, Dr. Ra'anan Gissin
Dr. Ra'anan Gissin, spokesman to Israeli Prime Ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert, worked with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to develop Egypt's agricultural production to feed its impoverished population. The Islamist-ideologue Muslim Brotherhood then assasinated Sadat for enacting peace with Jewish Israel (which got Egypt the entire Sinai peninsula and billions of dollars in U.S. aid).

Now a political analyst, Dr. Gissin met with concerned citizens in Los Angeles last week (courtesy of the Israeli Consulate and Iranian-American cultural group, 30 Years After) to interpret the events in Egypt. In this DemoCast exclusive video interview, he explains the ramifications of Obama's public abandonment of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

(Click to watch exclusive DemoCast.TV video)

Dr. Gissin feels that the encouragement of public uprisings in countries without cultures to sustain true freedom will let Arab regimes become more repressive- even Islamist- which represses women and freedom of conscience- pushing the middle-east back into the Middle Ages.

Ra'anan. Gissin discusses Egypt and Israel with 30 Years After

Dr. Gissin believes Pres. Obama's public abandonment of long-time ally Mubarak to a popular uprising sends a cautioning message to Arab oil producing regimes frightened of Iran's growing military power - that their political allying with the U.S. will not provide them protection from a menacing, soon to be nuclear, militant Iran.

The U.S. needs Arab oil-producers as allies to fend-off enemy Iran from manipulating oil-production to damage the global economy- particularly Western civilization. With it's growing hegemony over those oil-producers, Iran could manipulate US support away from Israel and towards Iran/OIC countries, who could ally for a pan-Muslim siege to conquer Jerusalem and Israel.

Furthermore, the threat of an Islamist oil-war against Western economies, would advance Islamist encroachment within Western societies, politics, and culture.

The conflict between individualism and Islamism would feed the Hojjatieh apocalyptic Islamist sect within Iran's mullah-cracy - which seeks global conflict to expedite their messiah, the 12-Imam's, arrival which they believe would secure Muslims' status in the hereafter.


Shlomo Avineri gives pessimistic assessments of democracy for Egypt and a final-status solution with Palestinians

In a presentation at the 2011 Herzliya Policy Conference, Israel's former Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Shlomo Avineri, a Socialism-scholar, opines why democracy is unlikely in Egypt. He also argues for Israel to cease the blockade around Gaza, and to build institutions within Palestine.


Apocalyptic Iran-exposing documentary, "Iranium," U.S.-premieres tonight; watch FREE preview today on DemoCast.TV

Fox News interviews Iranium contributor Cliff May (Foundation for Defense of Democracies) and shows this documentary trailer.

Producer Raphael Shore (Relentless, Obsession, The Third Jihad) chose director Alex Traiman instead of director of his 3-prior films, Wayne Kopping, to make Iranium.

Today, Tuesday, is the final day you may watch the entire movie, free, on DemoCast.

Check for tonight's cities and screenings times on Iranium: The Movie website.


Danish cartoonist, Kurt Westergaard's Muslim attacker sentenced to 9-years' prison, followed by deportation

A Danish court on Friday sentenced a Muslim immigrant to Denmark to nine years in prison followed by expulsion for trying to kill a cartoonist whose 2005 drawing of the prophet Mohammed provoked Muslim outrage around the world.
The court in the city of Aarhus sentenced Muhudiin Mohamed Geele to be expelled from Denmark and banned from the country for life after serving his sentence, a police official said.

Geele, 29, broke into the home of cartoonist Kurt Westergaard with an axe and a sharp knife on New Year's Day last year. He was convicted on Thursday of an attempted act of terrorism and attempted manslaughter.

The court said in a statement the attack was an attempt to frighten the population and destabilise society and thus constituted an act of terror.  (Courtesy Sdamatt2)

Obama's liberal foreign-policies mocked as "clueless" in hilarious music video from Israel's LatmaTV

Israeli satire troupe, LatmaTV, sends-up another hilarious musical parody of leftist culture and politics. Using music from "Fiddler on the Roof" they transform "If I Were a Rich Man" into "If I Wasn't Clueless" to remind us how Obama's foreign policies should be assuring global stability, instead of fomenting political instability.

(Audio switches from captions to English language at 1:44)

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