by Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi
The American Spectator
November 9, 2011
Amid all the debate as to what lies in store for Libya, it is becoming increasingly apparent that Islamism will be the dominant political force in the country.
Indeed, this trend should already have been clear in the treatment of David Gerbi, a Libyan Jew residing in Italy who returned to his ancestral homeland in the summer to fight alongside the rebels against Gaddafi. Yet when he tried to rebuild and reopen the abandoned and desolate synagogue in Tripoli, he faced death threats, intimidation and protests, such that he was eventually deported. The National Transitional Council (NTC) dismissed this matter as one of no importance. Continue reading Libya Heading Towards Islamism
by Raymond Ibrahim
October 27, 2011
Tunisia, where the 2011 Arab uprisings began, remains an ominous model for where these uprisings will end.
The nation’s first round of elections are in, and, as expected, the Islamist party, al-Nahda, won by a landslide, gaining over 40% of the seats in the national constituent assembly. As usual, the mainstream media, interpreting events exclusively through a Western paradigm, portrayed this largely as a positive development.
Thus, a Washington Post editorial, “Tunisia again points the way for Arab democracy,” asserts how “the country’s leading Islamic party claimed victory—and that, too, could prove a positive example.” Other reports, perfunctorily prefixing the word “moderate” to “Islamist”—an oxymoron to common sense, an orthodoxy to the MSM—gush and hail “democracy.” Continue reading Tunisian Elections and the Road to the Caliphate
It’s official (or “half-official,” in the US at least, now that the nice third “Arab Spring” job is almost done):
“A [US] defense official familiar with jihadist strategy said Islamists likely will emerge in power from the turmoil expected after the demise of the Gadhafi regime and the West will be partly to blame.
“We’re helping pave the way for them” through NATO airstrikes and other support, he said.
About 1,000 jihadists are operating covertly in Libya, Noman Benotman, a former Libyan al Qaeda member, told The Washington Times in March.”**
“Celebration, man!” Another war victory against the US with much help from the US itself (Kosovo style)!
Btw, does anyone remember which state promoted the UN Security Council resolution for a “no-fly zone” in Libya in the beginning? I think I do: Lebanon. The unofficial province of Iran. In other words, Hezbollah (the Lebanese “Party of God”).
*) http://daphnecaruanagalizia.com/2011/02/25/free-libya-from-gaddafi-and-malta-too-while-were-at-it/ (25/2/2011)
**) Washington Times, 4/9/2011.