Archive for November, 2006

WOE To The Bad Muslims!

November 25, 2006

I couldn’t sleep. I have been thinking about my opinions on Egypt, Copts, Islam, Religion, and many other things.

What got me started was a mass of comments on this video, and every comment said something to the effect of “Islam isn’t the problem, Muslims are.”

So I have revised my theory of what’s wrong with the world.

It is NOT Islam that is wrong, it is the mis-interpretation of so many Muslims to think that Islam teaches death and destruction.

So “Good Muslims” like Faisal and dear Blacklander must be what the prophet had in mind.

The people who translated the Kor’an to make it seem as though women are subjugated are wrong, and the women who veil are wrong. (Non-natively-Arabic-speaking) People like Amina Wadud and Irshad Manji (who proclaim the gender equality of Islam) are in the right and 99% of imams are wrong.

The prophet and Allah would never come up with a plot to keep women down, to keep non-muslims down, and it’s ridiculous for people like Osama Bin Laden and the Egyptian Government to promote such ideals.

Dear God, I hope that You bless us with Your heavenly wisdom.. before we all kill each other “in Your name..”

Moratorium–I’ve Had It

November 13, 2006

Some of you may have heard about “something” (THE famous conversation) that I had very recently. For those of you that haven’t, you haven’t missed much, and the only reason the people in the last sentence even know about it is because they either witnessed it or partook in the debate.

In any case: as the title above states, I’ve well and truly HAD IT with people’s cruelty, duplicity, sense of entitlement and hypocrisy, and am therefore putting a moratorium on any writings (from me) highlighting politics, events, or the Coptic Cause.

This might change in 8 hours, but it might be forever. I don’t know how long it will last, nor do I currently care to ponder this burning question, but I do know that my decision will please certain people to no end (you had nothing to do with this, by the way), and cause others to think I’m grandstanding, which I am SO not.

I just, in plain English, “Zehe2t.”

May God un-zaha2ny soon, but if He doesn’t, I won’t rail on about it.

I don’t know if I’m going to rename “A New Egypt” but if I do, I’ll make sure to let you all know.

Thanks to everyone who’s been so kind and supportive these past few months. May God make His face to shine upon you.

I guess that’s all for now.

See yaz..

G

Unequally Yoked: The Kidnapping of Rita Salib

November 8, 2006

Rita Salib

 


Egypt has been turned into a playing field for Saudi terrorism, now that the Shia minority has bought up
Egypt.

 

Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah was considering a move to
Egypt, and got his brother Khaleel Nasrallah to buy farms in a small part of
Giza known as Nobareya el Gededa, in order to give his money laundering scheme (involving drugs and terrorism) a home base.

 

It is clear that Nasrallah takes seriously the verse that says “slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush,” (Koran 9:5)

 

Today’s story begins on the 25th of March, 1980.

 

A Muslim young lady called Magda Ibrahim Elshoury relocated to
Lebanon to escape her bad reputation in
Alexandria. There, she met up with a man called Mounir Kouttour, the son of a well-known Christian family in
Lebanon. He married her, because the Lebanese law allows interfaith marriages. The child was called Ramy Mounir Kouttour.

 

When Magda returned to
Egypt, she presented her marriage license (from the non-Church wedding) to the Egyptians. Her parents found out that she had married a Christian, and took her son from her, in order to raised him in an Islamic environment. And in the company of their relatives, Shia sheikhs Abbass, Mohammed, and Essam Ibrahim Elshoury.

Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah promised to get papers for young Ramy from
Lebanon, Papers that would “prove” that he was Muslim.

 

Fast forward two decades and we find Ramy rallying his Muslim friends around the “Anti-Israel” cause.

 

To avoid being picked up by national security, he began a movement in
Egypt, particularly
Alexandria, specially designed to kidnap girls

 

Ramy’s Mode of operation was to attend catholic churches in
Alexandria, claiming to be a Christian Lebanese.

 

He proposed to a girl called Rita Naseem Salib, still under the guise of being a lebanese christian.

 

Rita’s family, however, discovered that he didn’t have the proper papers to stay in
Egypt, and that he lived with his Muslim SHIA family.

 

And then, on 1 November,  2006, Rita disappeared. Her dad filed a missing persons report, accusing Ramy of the kidnapping.

 

The police said ‘we will have her for you in a few hours’ but despite this same message given every few hours, the cops never did.

 

The man at the other end of the phone was Abdel Ghaffar Aldeeb, who plays a big role in the kidnappings of Christian underage girls.

 

The biggest case he was involved with was that of Sally George, 16, who escaped and told everyone of the role Aldeeb played.

 

Unfortunately, her warning did not stop the many kidnappings that succeeded hers.

 

 

Abdelkareem Video

November 8, 2006

Hot off the Compaq! About Egyptian blogger Kareem (www.freekareem.org ) who was unjustly imprisoned. (Anyone to support his interrogation should be thrown into the 17th Century. Or 7th..)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld0q3mXiQnA 

Egyptian Blogger Abdelkareem Nabil Soliman IMPRISONED For Anti-Islamic Comments

November 7, 2006

Anyone who knows about the wonderful freedoms today’s Islamic Egypt affords her citizens will be surprised to hear that a harmless 22-year-old blogger who wrote an anti-Islamic essay was thrown into jail recently. 

Abdelkareem Nabil Soliman, 21 at the time, actually saw late 2005’s  Moharam Bey riots firsthand, and then wrote about them on his blog. He also labeled the religion of his birth, Islam,  a “dirty religion” and spoke of its dangers. Shortly thereafter, he was taken in for questioning and detained for several days. Fast forward to the start of this year, and he was actually expelled from Islamic university Al Azhar. (Read this http://www.annaqed.com/english/under/expelled_from_al_azhar_for_exposing_the_truth.html  article for background and a translation of his inflammatory blog posting.)

All was well for a while, but then the trouble began again. Abdelkareem was profiled on an Al Jazeera documentary about bloggers, making his face—which had previously appeared on his blog and on the first “Free Kareem” campaign—even more famous.

While many Moderate Muslims (some of them bloggers) defended him despite his defamation of their religion (and keep in mind that he himself was born Muslim), many of the people Abdelkareem daily came into contact with began to treat him differently. For example, one source tells me that several businesses took him aside and kindly asked him to stay away from their shops until the hubbub died down. Other shopkeepers were not so kind in their requests.

And let’s not forget the time Abdelkareem went to Al Azhar to collect his papers and documents, and ended up being attacked by security officials and others, most of whom were armed. (He managed to escape in a taxi, thankfully.)

Now, however, Abdelkareem faces a new problem (read http://ahmedsalib.wordpress.com/2006/10/30/from-speaking-his-mind-to-expulsion-from-al-azhar-abdelkareem-nabil-solimans-new-dilemma/  for a closer look). He was thrown into jail for continuing to speak what was in his mind and heart, two parts of him that worked (and work) in concert with one another (a rarity in this day and age), existing solely to bring about utter human rights and equality for everyone.

Many of you may remember blogger Alaa’s (www.manalaa.net) similar imprisonment earlier this year, as well as the arrests and detentions of several other Muslim Egyptian activist/bloggers.

You may also remember the goings-on revolving Coptic blogger Hala el Masry (

https://saraghorab.wordpress.com/2006/06/25/hala-masreya/  ) who has been in and out of the presence of State Security.

Point being, Egypt hasn’t shown much mercy to pro-Islamic bloggers (Alaa, Malek X, etc.), or to anti-State Security bloggers (perhaps not so much ANTI as “Telling it like it is”), and so I worry about Abdelkareem. I worry about the hired thugs—I mean “policemen” who will be “tending” him. And no, I’m not worried about the safety of the thugs, but Abdelkareem’s safety as he is “tended” by them. (Have a look at this video for a glimpse at one of the things the “tender” tenders are famous for: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLawR1gKGSg ) 

The question now is “WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP KAREEM AND EGYPTIANS?”.

The answer is this: Take a few minutes to read up about Abdelkareem, tell as many people as you know about his case, and consider signing a petition. (http://www.freekareem.org/  and  http://www.hamsaweb.com/c2/home.php?id=Kareem )

Basically, we need Egypt to know that we’re watching them.

We need the thugs and idiots who allow this type of thing to go on (and I’m not necessarily talking about Mubarak here) to FEEL the wrath that normal, non-sociopathic people feel when they see fellow humans being beaten or tortured or attacked or killed—just because their opinion isn’t a popular one.

Or because their opinion isn’t popular with the people in power.

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