Saturday, July 6, 2013
Muslim Brotherhood Takes a Leaf Out of Mubarak's Book !
The current demonstrations against the Mohammed Morsi's government were on tack to become the most serious since the Arab Spring uprising of early 2011 that brought down the Mubarack government. They reflect not just the frustration by Morsi's Christian, secular and liberal opponents over trampling of democratic rights and attempts to advance an Islamist agenda, but also the hopelessness by the Egyptian masses over the country's dire economic problems. Thankfully the army stepped in to avoid the unrest escalating into a civil war, between the illiterate, ignorant country people who have been ''bought'' by the Muslim Brotherhood's welfare programs and the young, educated democracy-inspired citizens of the major cities.
Police reported violent clashes between supporters of the president and the opposition protesters. Thankfully, only 20 people were killed in the massive four day protest which saw close to a million people occupy Tahrir Square but shockingly, 91 women were raped during the demonstrations. More than 20 million had signed a petition calling for Morsi to step down because they soon realized that he was putting the Muslim Brotherhood ahead of the interests of the country, and that his economic policies have hurt Egyptians. They were also demonstrating against what they call Morsi's authoritarian actions and brutal repression of opposition protesters in past protests. Morsi showed himself to be an old school politician with dictatorial tendencies which included torture.
The revelations that the torture chambers once utilized by the Hosni Mubarak regime to down protesters were being put to the same, if not greater use by the country's new, self-proclaimed dictator Mohammed Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood thugs. This disturbing revelation came to light when an al-Masry al-Youm reporter, with the help of a Brotherhood-owned and operated television station, was given an exclusive tour of the torture chambers. While one might think the decision to grant such access as counter-intuitive, it made perfect sense to the power-mad Brotherhood elite. After all, what could possibly ever serve as better warning for those thinking of resisting Morsi's push for a totalitarian regime based on sharia law than to know what will happen to them if they do?
The reporter explained that ''protestors suspected of working against the Brotherhood are tortured and beaten with the knowledge of the police before being handed over for formal detention. He goes on to describe the scene; The torture process starts once a demonstrator is arrested in the clashes by the Central Security Forces (CSF) and brought into the central torture chamber that's located near the Ittihadiya Palace, just opposite the gates facing the Omar Ibn Abdel Aziz Mosque. Fifteen men, distinguished by their strong bodies, are supervised by three bearded well-dressed men. This group trade off punching, kicking and beating the protester with a stick on the face and all over his body. They tear off his clothes and take him to the secondary chamber to whip his back and feet to get him to confess to being a thug and being paid money to demonstrate against the government.''
Marking the UN's International Day in Support of Victims of Torture released a report just before the June demonstrations started detailing the number of torture victims since Egypt's Presidential inauguration. The El-Nadim Center for the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims counted 359 cases of torture and 217 deaths related to torture, in the twelve months since the election of Mohamed Morsi at the helm of the Egyptian government. The victims of both sexes had ages between 6 and 53 years, and largely residing in Cairo and Giza. The tortures took place in victim's homes or in police stations, in the offices of the CSF, in prisons, at the place mentioned above and the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Moqattam. Understandably, this report added fuel to the already fired up anti-Morsi citizens and lifted their rage.
Their rage was also directed at America. The Obama government certainly has popularity problems -- despite spending billions of dollars -- among the nations in the Middle East and north Africa, but it this uprising , in which a Muslim Brotherhood-linked president being taken down, to reveal the full extant of dislike of Barack Obama. Banners were held high in Egypt's major mob-filled cities declaring, ''Wake Up America...Obama backs up a Fascist Regime!'' and ''Obama you Jerk. Muslim Brotherhood is killing Egyptians.!' as well as ''Hey Obama, your deal with Morsi was unsuccessful!'' The U.S. and Egypt long had been on friendly terms under Hosni Mubarack how kept radical Islamics out of power. Then with the Arab Spring movement building, he was ousted at Obama's encouragement and the radicals Brotherhood usurped the democratic will of the people.
The Way I See It.....opposition to President Morsi has been growing since late last year when he issued dictates to increase his power and his Muslim Brotherhood deadshits forced through a new constitution at elevated him above the law. In January and February riots his decision to adopt police tactics similar to those used by former President Mubarack enraged many of his opponents. These tactics included the beating of a naked man during protests in Cairo on February 1 that was posted to YouTube. While perhaps not shocking to those who have long known of the Brotherhood's penchant for violence and history as the parent of all major Islamic extremist groups (including al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, et al), the accounts of torture are heartrending nonetheless.
The Obama administration is adrift when it comes to policy in the Middle East. Against many congressmen's advice Obama decided to throw an ally under the Arab Spring bus and back Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood. What did that mean? These scum were anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, anti-women since their inception, and one year after Morsi won ''his election'' and all the millions of dollars Team Obama badly wasted on this government, the people have risen up and said: ''No, you have failed us. We want you out. We want a secular democracy.'' Obama couldn't see that giving money to someone who's a thug and wishing and hoping and praying that they are going to turn into a Jeffersonian Democrat is not only wrongheaded but plain stupid. It's never worked and it's proven again with Egypt.