The Egyptian People Stand Up
by Omar Shtewi
You know good things are happening in the Arab world when Pamela Geller and the goons at Jihad Watch (Marisol Seibold this time – see an example of her work here) collapse into psychotic episodes of mindless ramblings about the coming Islamo-Fascist apocalypse.
Al Jazeera reports that Egyptian citizens have torn down part of the recently-erected wall that surrounds the Israeli embassy in Cairo, breaking in to the building and throwing documents out of the windows.
Israel’s embassy in Cairo has been stormed by protesters who tore down one of the outer embassy walls and threw thousands of documents from the embassy’s windows.
The angry Egyptians also replaced the neighbouring country’s flag with their own after breaking in on Friday night.
In response, the Egyptian prime minister summoned the cabinet crisis team to discuss the situation, and the interior ministry declared a state of alert late on Friday night.
The group that swarmed the embassy had left a mass rally at nearbyTahrir Square, where organised protesters called for reforms by the military, which now governsEgypt.
“Thousands of documents were being thrown out of the windows, but it’s unclear which floor they were coming from,” our correspondent Sherine Tadros said.
“Indications are that it’s pretty much a chaotic situation. Protesters set on fire two police vehicles.”
What is happening here, dear reader, is that for decades under the despotic and humiliating rule of the latter-day Pharaoh Mubarak, the Egyptian people now have a chance to express their anger at the disgraceful infringement on the sovereignty of their state that is popularly known as the ‘peace’ treaty with Israel. Additionally, they now have the opportunity to express their anger at Israel’s continuing degradation of the Palestinian people. I applaud the Arabs of Egypt. They demand dignity and indeed they shall have it.
Some, though, struggle with the idea of Arab (or wider Muslim) empowerment. They try to misrepresent it as some sort of savagery in blithe disregard of the fact that the primary savages in the Middle East are those who march under the flag of Israel and commit war crimes in Gaza and aboard the Mavi Marmara.
Geller blogs about the embassy incident under the heading
EGYPT: BLOODTHIRSTY MUSLIMS TEAR DOWN WALL PROTECTING ISRAEL EMBASSY IN CAIRO
Geller is correct about very little, but it is true that Egypt is a majority-Muslim country. The relevance of this is not immediately clear to me, though. However, since Geller has made a career of attacking all Muslims everywhere whether or not their faith is relevant, this bizarre headline comes as no surprise to me.
In addition, it is her style, so to speak, to cast any attack on Israel or its interests as a racist attack against all Jews everywhere. And so, we have this from the armchair Likudnik safely ensconced in her New York condo:
The free world stands at the precipice of catastrophic consquence [sic, sic and sic again!].
Here again the reality of Obama’s pro-Muslim Brotherhood foreign policy bears rancid, poisonous fruit. On Tuesday, the Obama supported Islamic Spring [what?] necessitated the building of a wall around the Israeli embassy in Cairo as the cries for Jewish blood [what?] rose among the newly empowered Islamic supremacist annihilationists [what, what and what?]. The Muslim Brotherhood coup [what?] sanctioned and supported by the Obama administration has led to direct rocket attacks on Israel from Egypt (for the first time in the now fragile 30 year peace.)
The wall had been painted withEgypt’s national colors: black, white and red [good for them].
Pamela Geller is the only person who calls the Arab Spring the Islamic Spring. As far as she is concerned, there is no such thing as an Arab. They have no political mind. No concept of their own suffering. They are simply religious zealots.
Also, see her reference to cries for Jewish blood. I don’t think so. If they were crying for Jewish blood, they could extract it quite easily from the Israeli tourists who are to be found in the resorts of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Their safety is testament to the civility of the Egyptian people – they do not blame the average Jew for the Israeli state’s wild behaviour. Bad luck, Pam.
I surely don’t need to belabour the obvious in regard to the through-the-looking-glass reference to newly empowered Islamic supremacist annihilationists.
I DO take issue, however, with the outlandish notion that the Egyptian Revolution that ousted a blood-soaked despot was somehow a Muslim Brotherhood coup. The Muslim Brotherhood is not the government of Egypt. It is a political party and it is not even in government. The Egyptian army rules the country in a transition period – so they say – that will lead to elections.
The fact that Pamela Geller knows nothing about anything is obvious to anyone. The danger, of course, is that many Americans take her seriously. She is invited on to news programmes where she peddles her incredible fictions to the semi-conscious American masses. She publishes books. People buy them.
These attacks are a rehearsal and a testing of the waters for an attempt at a full-blown re-enactment of the seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran. That is the eventuality the Israelis there face if Egyptian authorities continue let the protesters do as they please. Alternatively, the embassy may close, at which point it is equally likely to be overrun.
I’m not even going to bother.
Who needs books and actual information when you have the right-ring Transatlantic bloggers stirring the pot like crazed witches?