Thursday, 3 March 2011

Same Story, Different Country

In this terrific piece over at National Review, Andrew C McCarthy exposes the shallowness of the mainstream media's continual hysterical delusions about the "pro-democracy" protests now raging in Libya. McCarthy notes:

Yes, yes, I know: We are not supposed to look at Libyans now as they appeared the last time we took notice: a cheering throng greeting Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie terrorist, whom the Obama administration was cajoled into ignoring when the Brits orchestrated his release from jail to appease our spot-shorn leopard. Nor are we supposed to register that Qaddafi’s main opponents in this 97 percent Muslim country are Islamists who have about as much use for us as they do for Colonel Crazy.

Aside from this, however, McCarthy does not mention the crazed antisemitism that has been on display during the unrest. Take for example, this representative example of many banners held up by protestors:

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Note the Star of David on Gaddafi's forehead. And note that we saw the exact same thing on banners of Mubarak during the demonstrations of the "secular pro-democracy reformers" in Egypt. The pattern is clear: in the Muslim world, if you want to demonise someone and portray them as evil incarnate, depict them as a Jew. This is in line with the teachings of the Qur'an: “Strongest among men in enmity to the believers wilt thou find the Jews..." (5:82) Reprehensible, of course. But apparently acceptable to some as long as the people support the institutionalisation of antisemitic values via democratic elections.

Anyway, McCarthy goes on to provide a little history lesson, explaining the Bush administration's hopeless attempts to turn Colonel Gaddafi into a "reformed" character and an ally, which were of course doomed to failure. It seems our leaders noticed too late what anyone with eyes should have been able to see long ago: that Gaddafi is and always will remain a despot who can never be trusted and should in fact have been destroyed long ago.

But whatever happens in the coming days, whether Gaddafi is deposed or not, let's have no more of this "democracy" claptrap. When the values of the people are informed by Islam, there can be no democracy in the fullest sense. End of story.

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