Cancun killings linked to cartels: Body of Brigadier General found near Cancun

Cancun killings linked to cartels

The bodies of a retired brigadier general and two other men have been found near the Mexican resort of Cancun after a suspected drug cartel killing

The three, who were found dead in the back of a truck, were part of a protection team for Cancun’s mayor.

Authorities say they think the men were intercepted on a road near Cancun, then taken to a remote forest, tortured, and killed with a shot to the head.

Drug-related violence claimed more than 5,000 lives in Mexico last year.

Brig Gen Mauro Enrique Tello had only just become a security consultant, having retired from the army on 1 January.

The investigation is ongoing, but Cancun’s local prosecutor has already said that the nature of the murders and the

The funeral of Brig. Gen. Mauro Enrique Tello Quiñones

 identity of the victims points to a contract killing by a drug cartel, the BBC’s Stephen Gibbs reports from Mexico City.

The Mexican government, which depends on tourism income, will be determined to ensure that this is an isolated case, he says.

Drug-related violence in Mexico is soaring, as criminal gangs fight both each other and federal forces as they battle to control the immensely lucrative routes trafficking cocaine and other drugs from Colombia to the US.

But most of the violence has been to date been concentrated in Mexico’s Northern border cities.

Cancun, which attracts millions of tourists every year, has largely been spared.

President Felipe Calderon has vowed to destroy the cartels that make billions of dollars trafficking cocaine and other drugs to the United States.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7868853.stm

Warrior in Drug Fight Soon Becomes a Victim

Mexican General Seized, Slain in Cancun

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The funeral of Brig. Gen. Mauro Enrique Tello Quiñones
The general didn’t get much time. After a long, controversial career, Brig. Gen. Mauro Enrique Tello Quiñones retired from active duty last month and moved to this Caribbean playground to work for the Cancun mayor and fight the drug cartels that have penetrated much of Mexican society. He lasted a week.

Tello, 63, along with his bodyguard and a driver, were kidnapped in downtown Cancun last Monday evening, taken to a hidden location, methodically tortured, then driven out to the jungle and shot in the head. Their bodies were found Tuesday in the cab of a pickup truck on the side of a highway leading out of town. An autopsy revealed that both the general’s arms and legs had been broken.

The audacious kidnapping and killing of one of the highest-ranking military officers in Mexico drew immediate expressions of outrage from the top echelons of the Mexican government, which pledged to continue the fight against organized crime that took the lives of more than 5,300 people last year. Military leaders, who are increasingly at the front lines of the war against the cartels, vowed not to let Tello’s death go unsolved or unpunished.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/08/AR2009020802388.html

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Mexican drug cartel violence threatens Acapulco

Mexican drug cartel violence threatens Acapulco

 

Acapulco January 8, 2011 - 14 Decapitated Cartel Victims

With violent murders escalating in the port of Acapulco, tourists are staying away, threatening the once-thriving destinationDaniel Reams and his wife Pamela moved from Virginia ten years ago to run a beach-side hotel in Acapulco. They have 22 rooms. But on this weekend, only four are booked. They estimate their business is off by 60 percent, reports CBS News correspondent Terry McCarthy.

 “We are making a living, sort of – but it is way down from what we were,” said Daniel.

 The problem, they say, is that the deadly drug war has been creeping closer to tourist areas.

 “The violence in the news has killed us,” said Daniel. [McAuleys World Comment: Not the violence in the streets?]  

The port of Acapulco has become a bloody battleground between rival drug cartels. Just this past weekend nearly 30 men were killed, including 12 taxi drivers shot in their vehicles. Four other men were thrown to their deaths from a

Saturday Feb. 19, 2011. A spate of attacks on taxis in Acapulco has left 12 taxi drivers or passengers dead, police said Sunday Feb. 20, 2011, a slain Taxi driver is found just hours before the start of the Mexican Open tennis tournament.

 bridge. And last month, 15 decapitated men were dumped at a shopping center, all in the shadow of lucrative tourist areas. 

The decapitated bodies were found on the sidewalk. The drug cartels haven’t directly targeted foreign tourists, but the hotels are just 10 minutes away from here. For many Americans, that’s way too close. 

Now tourists see truckloads of police everywhere. Two cruise lines have just canceled their Acapulco stops taking their 5,000 passengers with them. And the city is no longer among the top 100 destinations for Americans.

“You are here! You feel safe? It’s safe!” answered Guerrero Governor Zeferino Toreblanca when asked if it was safe for American tourists in Acapulco. 

Acapulco’s governor downplays the violence, saying they expect 9 million visitors this year. But looking around – the town is eerily empty. 

“I was walking down the beach this morning and every hotel here is empty on the beach side,” said American tourist Garth Mark. “There was no one.” 

Another victim of the Drug Cartels

On the main tourist strip, nightclubs — the staple of spring breakers — are struggling. On one recent Saturday night one club only had about 20 people in it. 

“You can see it right over here, it is a hard situation now,” said a nightclub worker, gesturing to an empty line. 

As violence creeps ever closer, many fear the tourists will stay further away.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/02/21/eveningnews/main20034538.shtml

Conflict in The Middle East – The difference between Islamic Shura and Western Democracy

EGYPT: The citizens of the Middle East are not talking about a “western democracy” in Egypt, Saudi Arabia or anywhere else in the Islamic Middle East … In Saudi Arabia they are “in conflict” over two different types of “shura” or “Islamic consultation”…. The Islamic word “shura” does not translate into the English word “democracy” as the AP and the American Politicians seem to think…. 

The “King”, “Prime Minister” or “President” or whatever title you want to use in an Islamic State, it doesn’t really matter because the real “bosses” in an Islamic State, like Iran, Saudi Arabia or Egypt in two weeks, are the “Religious Elders” or “Islamic Jurists”, not the people, Royals or the Politicians. 

An Islamic State doesn’t consult “with the people” … unless those people are appointed by the “Islamic Jurists”… an Islamic State consults with God, not the people … 

In Saudi Arabia the Sunni form of “shura” is the “Ulema” … the Shia protesters in Saudi Arabia want the “consultations” to take place with the Mullahs in Iran …. not the “religious elders” in Saudi Arabia … that is hardly a shift to a democratic form of government… 

The Egyptian people see the “Islamic Elders” in Egypt as being less corrupt than Mubarak’s regime, but that doesn’t translate to the “elders” being more “democratic”.

THE REVOLUTION IN EGYPT WAS NOT ABOUT EXPANDING WESTERN DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT – IT WAS ABOUT RETURNING EGYPT TO AN ISLAMIC STATE WITH ISLAMIC CONTROL OF THE GOVERNMENT – ABOUT ENDING SECULARISM IN EGYPT…

A secularism, that according to Islam, is inherently corrupt, because the Government’s decisions were not being authorized by Islam or the Islamic Elders … that the Government was corrupt because it was corrupting Islam… 

THE PROTESTERS IN SAUDI ARABIA AND EGYPT ARE NOT PROTESTING AGAINST ISLAM … THEY ARE NOT PROTESTING TO END THE ISLAMIC SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT IN SAUDI ARABIA OR TO LIMIT ISLAMIC GOVERNMENT IN EGYPT.

IN SAUDI ARABIA THE DISPUTE IS OVER WHICH GROUP OF “RELIGIOUS ELDERS” WILL OVERSEE RELIGIOUS DOCTRINE… THE RELIGIOUS ELDERS OF SAUDI ARABIA OR IRAN. 

and the American Press and Politicians are jumping up and down shouting about democracy ….. FOOLS … 

THE ISLAMIC WORD SHURA DOES NOT TRANSLATE TO THE ENGLISH WORD DEMOCRACY… 

SHURA MEANS THAT EVERY GOVERNMENTAL DECISION MUST BE MADE IN A MANNER THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH FUNDAMENTALIST ISLAMIC LAW … SHURA DOES NOT MEAN “IN CONSULTATION WITH THE PEOPLE”… 

SHURA MEANS “IN CONSULTATION” WITH THE “RELIGIOUS ELDERS” … THAT BEFORE THE GOVERNMENT ACTS, IT MUST OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM THE ISLAMIC SCHOLARS OR JURISTS … not the common Egyptian, Saudi or Iranian…  

In Egypt the upper house of the Parliament, what is called the Senate in the United States or the House of Lords in Britain, was called the SHURA … but the Egyptian Shura did not consult with the Islamic Elders, it did not seek permission from the “Islamic Elders” it was a “SECULAR GOVERNING BODY” and as such it was an affront to Islam … a corruption.

Saudi Arabia: Government, Religion the Mid East Conflict and why the Liberal Western Press has no clue …

The KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA has a Monarch (how surprising – a Kingdom with a King). 

Saudi Arabia’s form of Government is an ABSOULTE ISLAMIC MONARCHY – The Country’s Constitution is the Quran…. 

The Country of Saudi Arabia is ruled by SUNNI SHARIA LAW … not civil law. 

THE SAUDI ARABIAN GOVERNMENT IS NOT A SECULAR GOVERNMENT. 

There are no elections or political parties in Saudi Arabia…. the King, however, rules in consultation with the members of the Ulema (Islamic religious scholars)…. Similar to what we will have in Egypt in two weeks time … 

The Saudi King is known as the “Defender of the Islamic faith” and two of the principle sites of Islam are located within the Country…

Because Saudi Arabia is an Islamic state, “it is … inevitable that the Ulema should play a key role within the Kingdom. They play an influential part in [a number of] fields of government”. These include the judicial system (the Ulema being the interpreters and dispensers of Sharia law), education and scientific research (through control of the education system and the Ministry of Education) … 

The Ulema, the religious and clerical leadership, are led by the Al ash-Sheikh, the descendants of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, founder of the dominant Wahhabi form of SUNNI ISLAM in Saudi Arabia. The alliance between the Al-Saud (the royal family) and the Al ash-Sheikh has existed since the First Saudi State and is based on a power-sharing understanding whereby the Al-Saud have political predominance but will support and propagate the Al ash-Sheikh’s Wahhabism while the Al ash-Sheikh have predominance in religious matters but will support the Al-Saud’s rule. 

THE PROTESTERS IN SAUDI ARBAIA ARE NOT CALLING FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF A WESTERN SYLTED DEMOCRACY…. THEY ARE CALLING FOR AN EXPANSION OF RIGHTS FOR THE COMPETING SHIA’ BRANCH OF FUNDAMENTALIST ISLAM… 

The Shia’ have their own form of Sharia Law, based on their interpretation of Islam… 

IRAN IS SPONSORING THE SHIA’ PROTESTERS IN SAUDI ARABIA… 

The protests are not about “Civil Rights” or “Politics” or “Democracy” but about two competing forms of Fundamentalist Islam … one SUNNI and one SHIA’ 

No one, on either side, is proposing a western styled democracy for Saudi Arabia… 

ACCORDING TO SAUDI ARBIA’S LAWS AND CONSTITUTION THE SHIA’ PROTESTS ARE, IN FACT, ILLEGAL… 

PROTESTS AGAINST THE MONARCHY ALLEGING A VIOLATION OF SUNNI ISLAMIC LAW WOULD BE TOLERATED UNDER SAUDI LAW… But those protests would be organized by the Ulema in Saudi Arabia, not by the Iranians in Tehran … 

The Saudi Monarchy would actually have a “duty” to stamp out the Shia’ protests under the Sunni Sharia Law … it would be an imperative in order to protect and defend the Saudi Constitution (based on the Quran and Sunni Sharia Law) and to defend the Sunni faith against an incursion of the Shi’ ite from Iran… 

The “strong arm” that rules Saudi Arabia is SUNNI ISLAM and the Ulema; the SWORD they wield in defense of Sunni Islam is the Saudi Monarchy and their Military … the issue in Saudi Arabia is not democracy but who (Sunni or Shia’) gets to wield the sword … 

The King of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Royal Family and the Military serve the Ulema and Sunni Islam in Saudi Arabia … very much like the “government” and “military” in Iran serves the Mullahs and Shia’ Islam  …. 

If you are looking for a clue as to what will happen to the “protesters” on March 11, 2011 in Saudi Arabia, look to Tehran not Cairo … The “Shia clerics” who fostered the “protests” in Cairo have no footing in Saudi Arabia … unless the Ulema grant them one … 

THE ULEMA HAVE A SAY IN EVERY FACET OF DAILY LIFE IN SAUDI ARABIA… from the building of highways to how much oil gets produced … even the decision as to whether American Troops are allowed on Saudi soil …

ONCE AGAIN, THINGS ARE NOT AS CLEAR AS THE PRESS WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE…

The “conflict” in Saudi Arabia is a religious one … the Shia’ are trying to wrestle control of RELIGIOUS not SECULAR affairs from the Ulema …

Egypt Moves Closer To Islamic Rule While Al Qaeda’s #2 Calls for Islamic State in Egypt

Egypt’s new PM vows to meet protesters’ demands  

“a referendum on constitutional changes to allow for competitive parliamentary and presidential elections will be held on March 19” … 

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/03/04/ap/middleeast/main20039200.shtml

Wow, two whole weeks to read and debate before the final referendum on the “NEW EGYPTIAN CONSTITUTION”; a constitution written by the Brotherhood’s Islamic Scholars …

I wonder who is going to win this “free & fair referendum” … 

It is this referendum, not the Presidential Election to be scheduled in the fall which will determine Egypt’s future … this referendum will install Islamic Rule rather than Secular Government in Egypt … 

IRAN REDUX …. Egypt is actually ahead of schedule … Khomeini returned to Iran on the 1st of February 1979. Iran didn’t adopt its new Constitution, the Constitution that created the Islamic Republic of Iran, until June 14 of that year, 4 1/2 months after Khomeini’s return. Egypt’s Islamic Revolution started a little over 1 month ago … the vote on the new Islamic Constitution for Egypt is two weeks away… a little over 6 weeks from start to finish… 

Isn’t that FACEBOOK and TWITTER amazing… 

and the answer is NO – Iran’s Government does not meet the definition of a “Republic”, no matter what the name implies … 

Al-Qaida No. 2 calls for Islamic rule in Egypt  

CAIRO – Osama bin Laden’s deputy is urging fellow Egyptians to establish Islamic rule after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. 

In an Internet audio message, Ayman al-Zawahri warns the “honest and free people” of Egypt and Tunisia not to allow America and others steal the fruits of their uprisings by allowing them to install puppet regimes. 

It’s Al-Zawahri’s fourth message since the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. The 28-minute recording was posted on a militant website Friday. 

He also urged Yemenis to continue their struggle to topple President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s regime, which he said turned Yemen into an American spy base. Yemen is home to an al-Qaida offshoot. 

Before becoming deputy al-Qaida leader, the Egyptian al-Zawahri headed the Al-Jihad extremist group (an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood) that battled Mubarak’s regime.

ALSO SEE: https://mcauleysworld.wordpress.com/2011/03/07/egypt%e2%80%99s-islamic-revolution-ending-the-myth-of-a-secular-student-uprising/

As Violence Sweeps Middle East Obama Adminstration Flip Flops on Iran’s Role

FROM: “THE DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT” DEPARTMENT: 

Iran contacting Arab opposition movements in Egypt: Clinton  

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that Iran is directly or indirectly communicating with opposition groups in Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen in a bid to shape events there. 

It was the first time that Clinton detailed alleged efforts by Iran to meddle in the three-month wave of Arab revolts that has toppled presidents in Tunisia and Egypt, convulsed Libya and shaken Yemen, Bahrain and Oman. 

“They are doing everything they can to influence the outcomes in these places,” Clinton told the Senate Appropriations Committee. 

“They are using Hezbollah… to communicate with counterparts… in (the Palestinian movement) Hamas who then in turn communicate with counterparts in Egypt,” the chief US diplomat said. 

“We know that they are reaching out to the opposition in Bahrain. We know that the Iranians are very much involved in the opposition movements in Yemen,” she said. 

“So either directly or through proxies, they are constantly trying to influence events. They have a very active diplomatic foreign policy outreach,” she added. 

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iAPeQ5TXpjqKZuPapL-F49WA4gNg?docId=CNG.4103fec93a330f1c195d92e86c2ce8c3.b91 

Say, Hillary, Barry – Isn’t it a bit late to try and shut this barn door you opened, the horse is long gone ….

 AND FROM THE, “OH, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN” Department: 

Egypt proposes competitive presidential elections  

“Islam Lotfi, a leading youth activist and a member of Egypt’s most organized political movement, the Muslim Brotherhood…. says rewriting the Constitution meets one of the protesters biggest demands  …” 

THIS STATEMENT MARKS THE FIRST TIME THE WESTERN PRESS HAS ACKNOWLEDGED THE OBVIOUS … STUDENT PROTESTERS IN EGYPT ARE MEMBERS OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD…

The article goes on to note: 

“”Tahany el-Gibali, the deputy head of Egypt’s Constitutional Court (Chief Justice of Egypt’s Supreme Court), said the amendments (to Egypt’s Constitution) show a “serious shortcoming” in managing the transitional period by rushing toward elections without allowing new political players the time to form. “This denies the new forces on the ground the right to organize and form new parties to run in those elections,” el-Gibali said. “This will make the elections exclusive to the old powers, such as the Muslim Brotherhood…”” 

“Déjà vu” Carter and Iran … The Fundamentalist takeover of Egypt is a “fait accompli” … we will see how much more of the Middle East will be plunged into darkness… 

Question: What is Egypt’s “largest active political party” today? Answer: The Muslim Brotherhood. The “Brotherhood” held 20% of the seats in Egypt’s Parliament (88 seats). The only political party in Egypt to hold more seats in Egypt’s Parliament was Mubarak’s Party and that party has been outlawed and dissolved…. 

Search: Muslim Brotherhood 88 seats Egypt Parliament

See:

EGYPT’S ISLAMIC REVOLUTION – ENDING THE MYTH OF A SECULAR STUDENT UPRISING

EGYPT’S ISLAMIC REVOLUTION – ENDING THE MYTH OF A SECULAR STUDENT UPRISING

EGYPT’S ISLAMIC REVOLUTION -ENDING THE MYTH OF A SECULAR STUDENT UPRISING:  

Myth #1:  EGYPT’S ISLAMIC REVOLUTION WAS LED BY A GROUP OF SECULAR STUDENT REFORMERS

You might recognize the narrative below, note however, the article was authored 4 months before the start of the “revolution”.

 September 16, 2010: EGYPT’S YOUTH BUILD A NEW OPPOSITION MOVEMENT, CALL FOR DEMOCRATIC REFORM  

“Inside a small apartment tucked away in a middle class Cairo neighborhood, a trainer teaches a dozen volunteers of a budding opposition movement the basics of political organization, communication,  recruiting and gathering signatures.” (Who is this trainer? Where did they come from?)

“Over the past six months, about 15,000 OF THESE VOLUTEERS have formed the kernel of a burgeoning YOUTH OPPOSITION MOVEMENT in Egypt who are pinning their hopes for leadership on Mohamed ElBaradei  …”

“We need an overarching dream to MAKE US FEEL A PART OF SOMETHING,” said 18-YEAR-OLD Abdul-Rahman Salah, who was among volunteers receiving training in political organization. (Who was providing this training?) “People are starting to CHANGE”.  (This from an 18 year old who wants to , “FEEL A PART OF SOMETHING”).

“But coordinators say they intend their new campaign, managed from the small office in Cairo’s Mohandiseen neighborhood, to one day be at THE HEART OF A CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE MOVEMENT that will take on the Mubarak regime. (Planning for civil disobedience in September 2010? Four months before the beginning of the “spontaneous revolution”?).

“So far, they have focused on gathering signatures online for a petition ElBaradei launched four months ago. The aim is to show the extent of public support behind his call for … constitutional amendments”

The MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD “IS HELPING” in the campaign, though it and ElBaradei’s supporters may seem like strange bedfellows.” 

“So far, the petition has collected 800,000 signatures, nearly 700,000 of them secured through the BROTHERHOODS WEBSITE, A SIGN OF HOW ITS NETWORK DWARFS THAT OF THE NASCENT GROUP IN THIS COUNTRY OF NEARLY 80 MILLION.”  (THE BROTHERHOOD’S WEBSITE?)

“Critics warn that the alliance with the Brotherhood may drown liberal voices and drive away potential supporters wary of Islamist ideology. But the campaign organizers appear unfazed. “No one faction can ORGANIZE CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE ALONE,” he said.

(I’m surprised that this “slip of the tongue” made it into print – so the intent, right from the start, was not “reform” but “CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE”).

(IT TOOK THE ESTMATED 15,000 DEMOCRATIC STUDENTS 4 MONTHS TO COLLECT AN ESTIMATED 70,000 SIGNATURES. MANY OF WHICH WERE SUPPLIED BY MEMBERS OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.

THE BROTHERHOOD GATHERED AN ADDITIONAL 700,000 SIGNATURES IN JUST 3 WEEKS.)

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/75374

 Do you know the Muslim Brotherhood’s campaign slogan? “Islam is the solution”.

MYTH #2:  Secular student organizers the driving force behind Egypt’s Islamic Revolution. 

When did Mohamed ElBaradei return home to lead the “leftist students” of the “Secular Revolution?”

 It wasn’t in January 2011 as has been so frequently claimed. 

02/19/2010 Supporters give Mohamed ElBaradei hero’s welcome at Cairo airport: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704511304575075492707307592.html  

ElBaradei arrived in Egypt 11 months “before” the revolution to start planning the “CIVIL DISOBIEDENCE” with the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD. ElBaradei’s petition drive “to change the Egyptian Constitution” began in March 2010. 

LA TIMES : EGYPT 07/10/2010: Muslim Brotherhood secures tens of thousands of signatures for ElBaradei’s petition 

“The number of Egyptians who have signed a petition for … potential presidential candidate Mohamed ElBaradei HAS DOUBLED OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS after the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD posted the document on one of its AFFLIATED WEB SITES.” 

(THE BROTHERHOOD HAS WEBSITES? NO THE BROTHERHOOD CAN’T HAVE WEB SITES. THE TRUE DEFINITION OF ISLAMOPHOBIA: The Liberal American Press and the Obama Administration’s insistence that members of the Muslim Brotherhood are not intelligent enough to use the Net, Twitter or Face Book to achieve their desired political ends. ISLAMOPOHOBIA: The belief that only liberal, western “students” or 60-plus-year old retreads from America’s 1960’s “revolution now man” scene are capable of “blogging”). 

“Since launching tawkatonline ON JULY 7, 2010 nearly 70,000 followers of Egypt’s largest opposition group signed the petition, taking the total to 145,000 signatures since the petition was first proposed by ElBaradei’s NATIONAL FRONT FOR CHANGE in April.” (Note this LA Times article is dated 07/10/2010 – The Brotherhood obtained 70,000 signatures in 72 hours, the “Secular Student Movement” took 5 months to obtain 70,000 “signatures”, many from Muslim Brotherhood members). 

“Signatures on petition for change increasing steadily. There’s no going back. Youth are Egypt’s hope for a better future,” Elbaradei said on his TWITTER ACCOUNT.  (THE BROTHERHOOD HAS TWITTER ACCOUNTS? NEXT YOU’LL BE TELLING ME THE BROTHERHOOD POSTS ON FACEBBOOK OR THAT THERE ARE “MUSLIM” PAGES ON FACE BOOK).

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2010/07/egypt-brotherhood-secures-thousands-of-signatures-for-elbaradeis-petition.html

The English version of AL Jazeera reported this on 11/21/10, just weeks prior to Egypt’s last elections and two months before the “start of the “revolution”: 

Al Jazeera 11/21/10:  THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IN FLUX  

“Egypt is on the cusp of dramatic change. For the first time in three decades, the country will soon have a new president, either through election in 2011 – which would be unprecedented in Egyptian history – or through the death of the ailing 82-year-old president Hosni Mubarak, an event that has the potential to set off the most significant civil unrest in the Middle East since the 1979 revolution in Iran.” 

(Did I just read a comparison to Iran?) 

“The key to any roadblock on the path to such “republarchy” lies with the Muslim Brotherhood, the world’s most influential Islamist movement and far and away the largest and best-organized counterweight to Mubarak’s National Democratic Party (NDP).” 

“Change in Egypt, for better or worse, does not materialize without the Brothers.” 

(So, the discussion in the Middle East in November 2010 wasn’t really about bringing Mubarak’s reign to an immediate end, it was about the opposing groups getting positioned to replace Mubarak after he died or retired. Is that the story the American Press brought to you?).

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/2010/11/2010111681527837704.html 

AL JEZEERA HAS KNOWN WHO THE PLAYERS IN EGYPT’S REVOLUITION WERE RIGHT FROM THE START … 

AL JAZEERA REPORTED THE “EGYPT’S ISLAMIC REVOLUTION” ACCURATELY …

From the Al Jazeera article, “When … Mohamed ElBaradei – THE GREAT HOPE OF EGYPT’S SECULAR LEFTISTS – RETURNED HOME THIS YEAR (2010) and launched a petition drive… his NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CHANGE gathered 106,661 signatures in support by early September ( a period of 7 months – February 2010 until September 2010 – 70,000 of which were actually obtained by the Muslim Brotherhood)). The Muslim Brotherhood came up with more than 650,000 signatures in just under 3 weeks.” 

“Long repressed by authorities and still technically outlawed, the group is coming off a landmark five-year term in which it served as the largest-ever minority bloc in Egypt’s short multi-party political history and the loudest critic of Mubarak’s 30-year authoritarian rule.” 

(The small group of “secular leftists” who believe they are driving the Islamic Revolution in Egypt, simply fail or refuse to acknowledge that the “tail is not wagging the “dog” … that the “dog” is simply allowing the “tail” to follow along). 

But Abdelrahman Ayyash, a 21-year-old Brotherhood blogger and a “secular leftist”, said that choosing to participate in the election this year (The Brotherhood participated in the 2010 elections, the “secular leftists” did not) was a mistake that has created a schism between the Brotherhood and reform leaders such as ElBaradei and Ayman Nour, (DID I JUST READ, “21-YEAR-OLD BROTHERHOOD BLOGGER” – oh my gosh he had me fooled – I thought he was a “new age” Secular Egyptian Reformer – now I find out he is a PAID, Brotherhood blogger … A 21-YEAR -OLD BLOGGER at that.  Gee and I really wanted to believe in the FACE BOOK and Twitter Revolution … can’t I just ignore this) 

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood –THE ORGANIZATION 

It is conservatively estimated that there are 16 to 18 million “supporters “of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. (20% of the population) It is also estimated that the “secular leftist” students who claim to be “leading” the Egyptian Islamic Revolution, number, in the most generous estimates, something under 50,000. 

In a 11/10/2010 article titled. “THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IN FLUX”, an article published before Egypt’s Nov. 2010 elections, Al Jazeera noted,  

“Working in the Brotherhood’s favor, however, is its structure and elections system … As Hamid describes it, each member belongs to a local osra, or family. With around 10 to 20 other members, they meet every week and SHARE AN ISLAMIC EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM. Fifty families make up a sha’aba, or branch, and 10 branches make up a district. Multiple districts comprise governorates, which do not necessarily correspond to the 29 that make up the official Egyptian state.” 

“Since 2004, the Brotherhood has held leadership elections at every level of its organization, Hamid said.” 

“The Brotherhood’s parliament is similarly elected, though there have been allegations that supposedly secret ballots were compromised when members have visited others at home to apply pressure to vote a certain way.”  “2 million members of the Muslim Brotherhood voted in the last “Brotherhood” election” 

THE BROTHERHOOD HAS HAD, FOR DECADES, ITS OWN SHADOW GOVERNMENT AND PARLIAMENT IN EGYPT. Unless, of course, you believe AL Jazeera is a Zionist/American, Jew loving, front organization, dedicated to propagating lies about the BROTHERHOOD and ISLAM , as I am sure someone will post here… you can take this as fact ….

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/2010/11/2010111681527837704.html 

EGYPT: A REPEAT OF THE IRANIAN REVOLUTION? 

THE HEART OF THE ISSUE: WHO WILL DECIDE WHAT TYPE OF ISLAMIC GOVERNMENT EGYPT WILL ADOPT, A SMALL GROUP OF “SECULAR LEFTIST” STUDENTS AND INTELLECTUALS, AS AL  JAZEERA CALLS THEM, A GROUP WHO NUMBER SOMETHING UNDER 50,000 IN A COUNTRYT OF 84 MILLION or THE MILLIONS OF MEMBERS OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD AND THE ISLAMIC ELDERS TO WHICH THEY TURN FOR ISLAMIC GUIDANCE? 

Let’s examine the comments of one of the “student organizers” or “secular leftist liberals”,  

“We won’t be another Iran,” Ayyash insisted, “The Islamists in general are trying to find the way between the LIBERAL VALUES OF EQUALITY AND CITIZENSHIP AND TO PUT THEM INTO ACTION, BUT FROM THE ISLAMIC ASPECT.” 

“I believe that MODERATE ISLAMISTS WILL GIVE THE FREEDOM FOR PARTIES TO FORM even if these parties are fighting their ideology,” Ayyash said. “If the people say YES TO HOMOSEXUALITY , FOR INSTANCE, IF I WERE IN POWER I THINK THAT I WOULD LEAVE POWER… and I’ll be in the opposition to try to convince people THAT IT IS WRONG”  “But,” he added, “I THINK EGYTPTIANS AT THIS MOMENT WILL REFUSE THAT BECAUSE IT IS AGAINST THE QURAN”. 

For those of you who still don’t understand … Egypt will no longer be a secular state, it will be an Islamic State, with Sharia Courts, not Civil Courts. The final arbiters of Egyptian society will be the “Islamic Jurists”, not “Administrative Politicians”. 

YES AYYASH. The Quran will rule Egypt … and Ayyash, you maybe what passes for a secular liberal In Egypt, but you would not be considered a “liberal” or “secular” in any western democracy. 

AYYASH, another Iran is exactly what you will be. 

Al Jazeera went on to note: “The role of women and members of other religions, especially whether a woman or a Coptic Christian, for instance, should be allowed to assume an elected position of power, remains a source of HEATED DEBATE within the Brotherhood, Dunne said. The same goes for homosexuality, sexual liberty and drug and alcohol use….. “

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/2010/11/2010111681527837704.html 

WELL LETS BE HIONEST ABOUT “THE HEATED DEBATE” …. The “heated debate” is not taking place in the Mosques or between Egypt’s Islamic Jurists, the “heated debate”, if you can call it that, is taking place between the dreamy eyed college students they call “secular leftists” in the coffee houses of Cairo. The “debate” takes this form, “Do you think Islam will tolerate drugs, alcohol or homosexuality anytime in the next 100 years …. Of course not, what was I thinking … I was just kidding; don’t tell the Imam before prayers today. OK, you know I was just kidding. I didn’t mean it; I really didn’t mean it …. Don’t tell, if you tell I’ll get another beating”. 

Conclusion: In less than two weeks Egypt will adopt an Islamic Constitution, the vote has been scheduled and Egypt will cease to be a secular state.  Egypt’s Islamic revolution was never about “secular reform”, not in the same context that we understand “democracy” here in the west. The extremely small minority of “secular leftist students” who were allowed to front as puppets for the Brotherhood will be forgotten. They won’t “be crushed” because their numbers are so small they are irrelevant to Egypt’s future. If, however, their lifestyles continue to run afoul of Egypt’s new Sharia Law, they will be executed, but not for political reasons, but religious ones. 

The American Press, the Obama Administration and the U.S. State Department were willing accomplices in this “Revolution”. Day in and day out they repeated the tripe about a “secular student movement” while making irresponsible claims about FACE BOOK and Twitter “making the revolution”   Wasn’t Major Hassan (Fort Hood) radicalized over the NET? 

Did you know that the Muslim Brotherhood has sponsored over 100,000 web sites, a quarter of a million twitter accounts and something in excess of 150,000 Face Book pages?

There are 75 million Muslims in Egypt, 1 billion Muslim’s worldwide. How is it the “enlightened liberal western press” is so “Islamophobic” about Islam’s use of 21st century technology?

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