Saturday, September 15, 2012

Special Report: the two faces of Islam

This is a textbook example of the duplicitous nature of Islam and why we must look beyond our own narrow view of what we desperately want the Middle East to be.  Egyptian President Morsi practices the fine art of taqiyya, or lying in this article.  Muhammad said "War is deceit" and Morsi is a good student.

From Newser September 14 by John Johnson

US Embassy Zings Egypt, Via Twitter
(NEWSER) – The US embassy in Cairo caught the ruling Muslim Brotherhood being two-faced as the protests were under way earlier this week, reports the Hill. The Egypt group's Arabic feed praised the protests, while its American feed expressed support for American staffers:
  • Brotherhood's tweet in Arabic: "Egyptians rise to defend the prophet."
  • Brotherhood's tweet in English: "We r relieved none of @USEmbassyCairo staff were harmed & hope US-Eg relations will sustain turbulence of Tuesday's events"
  • US response to the latter: "Thanks. By the way, have you checked out your own Arabic feeds? I hope you know we read those too."

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