The Salafist Nour Party objects to an article in the draft constitution which defines equality between men and women, Salah Abdel-Maaboud said on Monday.
A 50-member committee is amending the constitution drafted by an Islamist-dominated constituent assembly in 2012, of which the Nour Party was a leading representative.
In a statement on Monday, Abdel-Maaboud said the subcommittee finalising articles on the basic elements of the state had agreed on ten out of 11 articles, but disagreed on the one related to gender equality.
Article 11 states: “The State is committed to achieving equality between women and men in all the rights stated in this constitution. The State is obliged to take the necessary measures to ensure the appropriate and balanced representation of women in parliaments and local units, as organised by the law, and enable them to reconcile the duties of family and work, and protect them from all forms of violence. The State is committed to providing special care for motherhood and childhood and women who are poorest and most in need.”
However, Abdel-Maaboud said his party objected to the phrasing as it would open the door for a women’s quota in parliament, which it is against.
Remember this the next time you hear some Feminut screeching about the GOP’s “war on women”
Looks like Morsi is out as TMMFIC of Egypt, or at least under house arrest, and the military is taking over. As has been well documented, the Unite States has dished over 1.3 billion in aid so far in 2013. That does not include tanks and planes. I was reading over on Ace’s blog and noted this:
I read a piece a few weeks ago — before this revolution actually became a full revolution — that stated that no one in Egypt’s government had any experience governing or had any idea what the hell they were doing. Basically the government consisted of people who had done nothing but read the Koran all day long all their lives.
I wonder if the military’s statement that a “technocrat, capable” government is a code for “We’re not allowing firebrand clerics to hold positions of responsibility over finance and trade, for God’s sake.” – Ace at Ace of Spades HQ
Ok, so if they have no idea how to govern or deal with finances, who decided how to divvy up 1.3 billion? And who in their right minds thought it was a grand idea to give $1.3 BILLION to a bunch of newbie inexperienced terrorist loving jihadist? Good job Obama, bet we could have used some of those fun tokens here in the good ole US of A.
Every time I hear Democrats talk about spending cuts, all I hear is “we cannot cut that”, or “children will starve” or some other nonsensical clap trap. I especially loathe when these politicians say, that cutting small amounts will do nothing `to reduce the deficit. Really? If you do enough of them it will. How about starting with slicing aid to nations that hate us, or governments run by Islamists like Egypt? How about not giving military aid to these same nations? How about cutting subsidies, and corporate welfare? How about that? How about having sane tax policies? Policies with far fewer exemptions, flat rates, and lower rates. Take away the incentive and the means to cheat on taxes. Hell then we could CUT BACK the IRS, saving even more money. How about repealing ObamaCare? How about eliminating or cutting back on any number of government agencies like the EPA, Departments of Education, Commerce, Energy, and Labor? The fact is this, cutting spending is not hard, well except for politicians who use tax dollars to buy votes or to push their personal agendas.
As our colleagues David Kirkpatrick, Kareem Fahim and Ben Hubbard report, the head of the Egyptian military, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, gave President Mohamed Morsi 48 hours “to respond to the people’s demands” or the armed forces would move to impose its “own road map for the future.”
Reaction to the general’s warning, in a statement read aloud on state television, was swift, both online and on the streets of the capital, Cairo, where supporters and opponents of the president were still massed, one day after huge protests.
History is happening, I would love to see the Muslim Brotherhood out, and a Constitutional Republic established, we will see what the military does. More at Blazing Cat Fur
Mohamed Morsi’s regime has indicated that it will not give in to the threat of a military coup, just hours after the Egyptian army gave it 48 hours to placate the millions who have taken to the streets calling for the president’sdeparture.
Egypt’s Brotherhood is panicking, Western capitals are confused
Saudi Arabia’s religious police raided a party at a well known hotel where nearly 100 girls participated in a contest for the most beautiful ‘tomboy’.
Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, backed by police, raided the party at the hotel in the eastern port of Khobar and arrested most of the participants, Sabq Arabic language daily said.
Police also seized a large quantity of energy drinks, “Satanist” items and a crown to be awarded to the winner in the contest, it said.
“The party was staged under the cover of a graduation ceremony. A man and a woman who organised the party were arrested,” it said, adding that most of the girls were later handed over to their parents who had not known it involved tomboys.
Energy drinks are evil now? Gee wonder what other “Satanic” items were found
Last Friday the Daily Telegraph, Britain’s most widely read broadsheet newspaper, issued an online poll asking members of the public which proposal they would like to see introduced as a Private Members’ Bill in the UK’s Parliament.
Private Members’ Bills are introduced by Members of Parliament or Peers who are not government ministers.
The choices include term limits for Prime Ministers, a flat tax, a law to encourage the ‘greening’ of public spaces and the repealing of Britain’s hand gun ban.
While the poll continues, so far over 80 percent of the 11,000+ respondents have told the Telegraph that they want to see the handgun ban repealed. The news comes as America contemplates its own new laws on gun ownership, with British talk show host Piers Morgan claiming to back a UK-style ban for the United States.
But statistics from the United States show that guns are used by citizens to defend themselves around eighty times more often than they are used to take a life. A recent study published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy concluded that there is a negative correlation between gun ownership and violent crime in countries internationally, that is, “where firearms are most dense violent crime rates are lowest, and where guns are least dense violent crime rates are highest.”
Funny how a public beheading will change your view of gun control. Is there any doubt that the two Islamists that beheaded that British soldier did so with no fear of being confronted? Any doubt that they would have had very different thoughts doing so in public streets in Texas or Florida, or Arizona?
A man with blood-soaked hands holding what appeared to be a meat cleaver and a machete spoke out at the gruesome scene of a suspected terror attack that left one man dead in broad daylight in London on Wednesday, telling a cameraman, “you people will never be safe.”
According to reports, two men attacked and killed a third man near a London military barracks,shouting “Allahu Akbar.” The London Daily Telegraph characterized the attack as “Islamist terror.” Unconfirmed reports stated the man killed was a soldier. Two U.K. government officials told the Associated Press the attack seemed to be motivated by radical Islam.
“We swear by Almighty Allah, we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone. The only reasons we killed this man is because Muslims are dying daily. This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,” the man with bloodied hands told a camera, as the victim’s body lay nearby. ” I apologize that women had to witness this today, but in our land, our women have to see the same! You people will never be safe. Remove your government, they don’t care about you!”
A British soldier was reportedly murdered near an Army barracks by two men who beheaded him while shouting “Allahu Akbar!” Eyewitnesses told reporters they saw the victim — believed to be a soldier stationed at the Royal Artillery Barracks — being “hacked to bits” Wednesday on a street in the South London area of Woolwich by two men with large knives variously described as “meat cleavers” or “machetes.” One witness said the two attackers appeared to be attempting to record video of their butchery of the victim. . . . The BBC confirms the British government is treating the incident as terrorism . . . One witness, identified only as James, said two men had attacked another man, aged about 20, who was wearing a T-shirt of military charity Help for Heroes. “These two guys were crazed. They were just animals. They dragged him from the pavement and dumped his body in the middle of the road and left his body there,” he told LBC radio. He said after the “horrendous” attack, the two men, who were also in their 20s, stood around, waving knives and a gun, and asked people to take pictures of them “as if they wanted to be on TV or something”. “They were oblivious to anything, they were more worried about having their photo taken, running up and down the road,” he said.
While partisans try to diminish the role radical Islam plays in fueling global terrorism, a new report released by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) finds that “The most prolific religious terrorist groups are almost exclusively Islamic.”
The IEP’s 2012 Global Terrorism Index rates 158 countries related to terrorism from 2001-11 using data from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD), which is collected and collated by the University of Maryland’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).
“The rise of religious extremism is well-documented,” the report says, with Islamic groups being the most prolific. It notes a decrease in attacks from nationalist/separatist groups since 2008, but adds that some Islamist groups like “the Taliban or Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) have nationalist/ separatist aspirations.”
The nationalist characteristics of such Islamic terror groups do not, however, negate their violent Islamist nature.
For such Islamist/nationalist groups, “‘True’ Islam only exists when it is the primary source of governance, manifest today by the implementation of a fundamentalist interpretation of Islamic law,” the report says. “It supersedes tribe, or nationality today, it is to be defended everywhere it exists, and when it exists it is an ascendant force. According to this logic, in the current moment of extended crisis Muslims are duty-bound to follow the example of the Prophet and emigrate from places of persecution to a place where they can fight on behalf of ‘true’ Islam. If they cannot make that journey, they are to fight where they live.”
In other words those that follow “true” Islam are barbarians.
“Men with atavistic minds seeking to replace western civilization with lslam and Islamic law, Sharia, are the biggest single threat there is to the survival of the western world…to the survival of freedom, democracy, secularism, pluralism and everything else westerners value and hold dear…to the survival of every western country there is…to the survival of non-Islamists everywhere, especially Christians and Jews.
I say men with atavistic minds because under Islam women aren’t permitted to have minds, atavistic or otherwise…“
Intense debate on personal freedoms renewed recently in Morocco after a young woman wearing a short modern dress in a Rabat market was assaulted by people described as Salafists.
Witnesses told Magharebia the girl was stoned and beaten because she was wearing clothes that were too revealing in the eyes of the assailants.
Human rights and women’s organisations issued statements denouncing the assault on the Moroccan girl, during which she was stripped of her clothes entirely. Young Moroccan men and women turned to Facebook and online groups to call for protection of individual freedoms in Morocco, including the group “Débardeur and I am fine.”
“Though this incident appeared in the media and gained wider attention, that does not mean it is not repeated on an almost regular or semi-daily basis in all the alleys and streets of our cities. It may not end in stripping the girl of her clothing, but the verbal and physical harassment that women may experience is sometimes more heinous and horrible,” said Nora Al-Fuari, an activist journalist at the Al-Sabah daily and a member of the Facebook group.
“From here came the idea of creating this page on Facebook, which we made open to everyone, including those in hijab or niqab, or the ‘coarse’ males who share the same vision with us. The selection of Débardeur is just a symbol, in reference to freedom—the freedom of women to wear what they want. Débardeur was mother of the ‘short skirt’,” she added. “In the end, the body is her body and no one has the right to confiscate it.”
Well I am glad that some, including the prime minister of Morocco Abdelilah Benkirane are speaking out against such depraved attacks upon personal liberties.
“I believe in freedom, God created us free,” the prime minister said. “Who is Benkirane to tell Moroccans to shave your beards or to impose the hijab? Individual liberties are sacred and are not to be touched,”
Well said. Now I hope the government of Morocco will put a stop to such barbarities. Feminists in America might have spoken out except they are far too busy addressing “real” threats to women like ultrasounds and a lack of free birth control.
Two Egyptian presidential candidates have endorsed jihad against the United States and one of them even supports al Qaeda. MEMRI TV (the Middle East Media Research Institute) has released archival footage of Al-Mun’im Abu Al-Futouh and Hamadein Sabahi from 2004 and 2005 which show them stating their hatred of the United States in absolutely unequivocal terms.
Abd Al-Mun’im Abu Al-Futouh, who is calling himself a “Moderate” Islamist, was a leader in the Muslim Brotherhood. He co-founded the Al-Nahda party, which sees Islam as central to Egypt. Supported by Salafi Islamists, Gama’a Islamiyya, the Islamist group Wasat, and Google executive Wael Ghonim, he said in 2004:
“Like all members of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and around the world, I personally hope to have a chance to bear arms to confront the U.S. occupation in Iraq. . . This is a matter of religion, not of politics. When a Muslim land is occupied, jihad becomes an individual duty”
Well, I guess Mubarak does not look that bad in hindsight does he? Another point that should be made, while Obama embraces the Muslim Brotherhood, Mitt Romney has described them as our enemy!
KANO, Nigeria — Bomb blasts have rocked northeastern Nigerian cities under a state of emergency as an ultimatum from Islamists for Christians living in the area to leave expired, officials said on Thursday.
No casualties were reported after the attacks in Maiduguri and Damaturu late Wednesday, claimed by the same purported spokesman for Islamist group Boko Haram who on Sunday issued a three-day ultimatum for Christians living in Nigeria’s mainly Muslim north to leave.
One of the bombs in Maiduguri, Boko Haram’s stronghold, destroyed a house near a customs barracks, according to a customs source and resident. The Damaturu blast occurred at an open-air pub.
In a separate incident, two civilians were shot dead on the outskirts of Damaturu, a hospital source said.
The attacks were the first in the area since President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency last weekend in parts of the country hard hit by violence blamed on the Boko Haram, a nebulous and shadowy Islamist group.
Again how many times do Christians, Hindus, Buddhists. or Jews commit such acts of barbarism? How often do these religions butcher innocents simply for believing differently? Face it, Islam has an inherent problem. Too many of its adherents are living in the 7th century. And it is Muslims, the many good, decent Muslims, who have to bear the burden of changing that.
Observe the Radical Muslims, the swine who burn our flag, and mock our nation, a nation that gives to Muslims the freedom of religion these bastards will never give to any religion except their evil version of Islam.
Radical Muslim clericAnjem Choudary led the protest against the United States today in London. He is the spokesman for the groupIslam4UK. He has spoken out in support of the 9-11 terrorists.
As I said this is for those Leftists who refuse to remove their heads from the sand and recognize that radical Islam IS and HAS BEEN at war with us for a long time. And understand this, these vermin are as much the mortal enemy of Liberals as they are the mortal enemies of Conservatives. The 19 jackals that killed 3,000 of us ten years ago? They did not attack Republicans, or Democrats, Black or White, they attacked Americans!
And understand this, you Leftists who are“ashamed” of America. Thousands of these vile creatures have been killed by our armed forces since 9-11, and make no mistake, that is a great thing. And Hell yes, I am proud of the fact that our military has obliged these bastards wish to “meet Allah”.
Sadly though, you Leftists cannot see past your deep-seated hatred for America to see what evil really is.
(AHN) — Sunbathing in Alexandria may soon be a thing of the past, at least if some Egyptian Islamist politicians have their way.
Egypt’s tourism industry has suffered a severe blow since the outburst of anti-regime demonstrations in January. But that did not stop the Freedom and Justice Party, the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, from demanding stricter regulations over what tourists can do and wear while visiting the country. The party is urging officials to ban skimpy swimwear and the consumption of alcohol on Egyptian streets.
“Beach tourism must take the values and norms of our society into account,” Muhammad Saad Al-Katatny, secretary-general of Freedom and Justice, told Egyptian tourism officials on Monday. “We must place regulations on tourists wishing to visit Egypt, which we will announce in advance.”
The call for new strictures on tourists comes as Egypt debates the role of Islam in the post-Mubarak era. Freedom and Justice is competing in elections scheduled for this autumn for parliament and opinion polls show a majority of Egyptians favor a greater use of Islamic law and mores. But a vocal minority worries that Egypt risks becoming an Islamic republic.
“This is how things began in Iran,” Hani Henry, a psychology professor at the American University in Cairo, told The Media Line. “The moderate youth wanted to implement changes, but the mullah’s hijacked the revolution. The same thing is now happening here in Egypt with the Muslim Brotherhood. It makes me sick to my stomach.”
Just imagine what a great country Egypt COULD BE. If it only embraced liberty. Instead it might be sliding into the tyranny of Sharia, the Egyptian people deserve better.
(Reuters) — Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal said on Monday the United States had no right to kill Osama bin Laden but said this did not mean the Palestinian Islamist group supported al Qaeda’s attacks on civilians.
Speaking on France 24 television, the Damascus-based Meshaal also said there should be more freedom in Syria, where President Bashar al-Assad has deployed his armed forces to crush a seven-week-old revolt against his authoritarian rule.
“Concerning bin Laden everyone knows Hamas has differences from al Qaeda . . . especially (its) operations targeting civilians, but all this doesn’t give the U.S. the right to kill as they please without any regard for the law and to assassinate Arabs and Muslims, blaming everything on them and accusing them of terrorism,” Meshaal said in the France 24 interview.
During the height of a Palestinian uprising between 2000 and 2005, Hamas carried out dozens of suicide bombings in Israeli towns and it is classified by the United States and the European Union as a terrorist group.
Hamas is just a terror group, and should be eradicated frankly
Myself, I’m an advocate of what I’ll call the Beck Doctrine, since it was Billy who first codified it: pulverize any nation that foments, supports, trains, equips, or finances terrorists and points them our way, with or without international “support” and useless coalitions of the unwilling. Then have the last American soldier leaving the smoking debris field put up a big sign amidst the rubble: Don’t make us come back here again.
To hell with nation-building for ingrate savages who lack the ability to understand what freedom really is; who actually oppose it with every fiber of their being; and are going to hate us no matter what we do, because we have no intention of embracing their hateful totalitarian system masquerading as a “religion.” And to hell with starry-eyed Western adolescents whose hopeful delusions about a phony “Arab Spring” preclude them from seeing the Islamist monster standing behind the protests and rebellion in the Middle East, ready to rip any attempt at real modernization of their dysfunctional, atavistic societies to bloody tatters.
Like I have said before, my foreign policy would be “Speak softly, have the biggest stick, and when you use the stick, use it with such devastating force that no nation would ever even wish to contemplate screwing with America or our allies!!
According to the D.O.J., it is radical Islamists! SHOCKER!
More than 80 percent of all convictions tied to international terrorist groups and homegrown terrorism since 9/11 involve defendants driven by a radical Islamist agenda, a review of Department of Justice statistics shows. Though Muslims represent about 1 percent of the American population, they constitute defendants in 186 of the 228 cases DOJ lists.
On Thursday, the House Homeland Security Committee holds its first hearing into radicalization among Muslim Americans. Critics have taken issue with the focus on one religious minority, but the DOJ list shows that radical Islamists are disproportionately involved in terror-related crimes.
Al-Qaida is involved in the largest number of prosecutions, representing 30 percent of the 228 terror cases involving an identified group. Hizballah-affiliated defendants are involved in 10.5 percent of the cases and Hamas is part of 9 percent. Pakistani-based Lashkar-e-Tayyiba was involved in 6.5 percent of the cases.
The Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka and the Colombian FARC lead the non-Islamist terrorist groups, combining for 14 percent of the total.
Someone might want to share this news with Eric Holder, and President Obama!
It would seem that he ain’t so moderate after all. Here is Steve Emersonon the Bill Bennet Show talking about how radical Radical Rauf is! Pam Gellar at Atlas Shrugs has MUCH more that you had better read! This is not a prediction of when, or if, Islamists and terror cells would come to America, it is not at all. They are already here!