Monday, 12 November 2012

Ghostly Echoes - Kumbaya, or else - It's good to remember

    The observation about Obama being stupid, deceptive, disingenuous, or outright mendacious by saying to the American public that we need to build bridges to the Muslim community takes on more and more relevance.   It is the opinion of El Gringo Viejo that Obama is not stupid.  Neither is he remotely either as intelligent or well studied as his Kool - Aid Chorale believes.

     There are several points to ponder by their publication of the article included below.   They have an interview with a fellow who admits to blowing up the Cliff Buddhas in Afghanistan.  He was harrassed by various Arab authorities and wounded in combat of some sort of against the Americans.  He is a veritable hero of the Sharia Law, World Caliphate crowd.
      Obama is interested in only one objective.   He wants America as it should be.  In many ways this means to be destroyed and refounded as essentially something akin to rural Red China.   A destitute place with a ruling elite, presiding over prisoners of war who, in his opinion, had previously enslaved a planet for the profit of a few while the many starved.   That is the mission of all marxists and acolytes of Alinsky.
     Obama, and his handlers, will make alliance with anyone who is moved by hatred for  Americans and America.   Whosoever dispises America and the Americans and is willing to kill them and work to destroy America is an ally for the moment.   With this deranged America hater pictured below, Obama picks up a two-for because this fellow is  totally committed to the idea of destroying all religions and philosophies that do not mesh with his own peculiar interpretation of one set of religious books.   Blow up the Cliff Buddhas, destroy the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx and a few hundred thousand artifacts of the Pharaonic Episode, and what a happier place the world will be.
     Next blow up America and then all the problems will be solved.  Finally the rich will have been made to pay their fair share.   Or something.   Let's go blow something else up.
The following article appears is Al Arabiya, this date.

‘Destroy the idols,’ Egyptian jihadist calls for removal of Sphinx, Pyramids

Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such “idols.”  (Courtesy: Dream TV)
Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such “idols.” (Courtesy: Dream TV)
     An Egyptian jihad leader, with self-professed links to the Taliban, called for the “destruction of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids in Egypt,” drawing ties between the Egyptian relics and Buddha statues, local media reported this week.  Murgan Salem al-Gohary, an Islamist leader twice-sentenced under former President Hosni Mubarak for advocating violence, called on Muslims to remove such “idols.”

     “All Muslims are charged with applying the teachings of Islam to remove such idols, as we did in Afghanistan when we destroyed the Buddha statues,” he said on Saturday during a television interview on an Egyptian private channel, widely watched by Egyptian and Arab audiences. 
“God ordered Prophet Mohammed to destroy idols,” he added. “When I was with the Taliban we destroyed the statue of Buddha, something the government failed to do.”

      His comments came a day after thousands of ultraconservative Islamists gathered in Tahrir Square to call for the strict application of Sharia law in the new constitution.  But in retaliation to Gohary’s remarks, the vice president of Tunisia’s Ennahda party, Sheikh Abdel Fattah Moro, called the live program and told Gohary that famous historic military commander Amr ibn al-Aas did not destroy statues when he conquered Egypt.  “So who are you to do it?” he wondered. “The Prophet destroyed the idols because people worshiped them, but the Sphinx and the Pyramids are not worshiped.”

     Gohary, 50, is well-known in Egypt for his advocacy of violence, Egypt Independent reported.
“He was sentenced twice, one of the two sentences being life imprisonment. He subsequently fled Egypt to Afghanistan, where he was badly injured in the American invasion. In 2007, he traveled from Pakistan to Syria, which then handed him over to Egypt. After Mubarak's fall in early 2011, he was released from prison by a judicial ruling,” the newspaper added.

     In recent months, fears have surfaced that the ultra-conservative Salafi political powers may soon wish to debate new guidelines over Egyptian antiquities.   Islamists have swept the recent presidential and parliamentary elections in the country’s post-revolutionary stage, with the Muslim Brotherhood and the ultra-conservative Salafi Islamists rising to political power.

     “The fundamental Salafis have demanded to cover Pharaonic statues, because they regard them to be idols,” Egyptian author on ancient history Ahmed Osman told Al Arabiya English, explaining that Salafi Muslims follow conservative religious principles which view statues and sculptures as prohibited in Islam.

      “But so far the government has done nothing to indicate what is the future of Egyptian antiquities,” adds Osman.

     Many hope that Egypt’s new President Mohammed Mursi will help usher better preservation of Egypt’s proud cultural heritage. Egyptian officials have recently announced the country will reveal more of its ancient buried treasures.  The tomb of Queen Meresankh III, the granddaughter of Khufu, of Great Pyramid fame, is set to be opened to tourists later this year, with the last resting places of five high priests also slated to be put on show.  Officials are also believed to be reopening the underground Serapeum temple at Sakkara, to the south of Cairo.
      There are various people still at Al Arabiya who know God and/or know the gamut of philosophies and religions that deal in the spiritual, super-natural, humano-cosmic and other real but unseen things.   It is probably best that this particular article did not have an author. We appreciate the "just the facts, Ma'am" approach that they have exercised.    We are not as optimistic that there is anything like an even chance that the great monuments of Egyptian antiquity will  be dealt with in any respectful manner.
     At least the English, American, German, French and other archeologists, both real and charlatan, the items pilfered or hauled to the museums, held a certain reverence for the articles, at least for academic value.   The Muslim Brotherhood is a corrupt mafia, so as they cement power, they will begin to fight among themselves over various bits and pieces of the grandeur of the Pharaohs.   There will be be blamed on Copts and Bedouins or Jews...and turf wars for a while, and then there will be a demolition of the iconic structures that were old when Moses was found in the bullrushes.
     The Muslim Brotherhood leaders, like Fidel, like Daniel, like Hugo, like Mao, like the entire panoply of the Saints of Satan will take and turn to cash and/or bullion gold and silver for their own possession during their few remaining days on this plane of existence.   And then, like the Bolsheviks, will gradually destroy whatever is left, still for their own personal gain.
     Good Obama....and Good (Sir Edmund) Hillary, and all those fine people, for approving the idea that somehow is it better to have the Muslim Brotherhood running the country next to Israel than to have Mubarek.   It's only fair that we begin to build bridges, because after all, doesn't everybody want peace?

     El Gringo Viejo kicks this back, not in fraternity but as an accusation.   Not even a challenge, because Salem al-Bohary is beneath a challenge.  He is a flea on a dog.
El Gringo Viejo