Ah, the powerful sulphuric stench off the fetid blossoms of the Islamic spring.
And here we have more poisonous fruit from the mainstream media's pounding propaganda campaign that paved the way for an Islamic sharia state in Egypt. The media couldn't help themselves. Endlessly blathering on Liberty! Democracy! Jihad! Sharia! (Though it hardly rolled off the tongue, more like they choked on it.) And still no mea culpa by the media. They suffered a sort of tourette syndrome even throwing their female journalists (ie Lara Logan.)
And now this.
We await same intense and extensive mainstream media coverage and obsession that we witnessed immediately after and in the ensuing days of the Norway massacre to determine those responsible for the call for a brutal and oppression Islamic state in Egypt. We await the same intense and extensive mainstream media coverage and deep investigative reporting on the ideology that commands the sharia. We await the same intense and extensive mainstream media coverage and intense investigation of the ideology that incites jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilations, gender apartheid and enslavements.
I expect extremists Brian Williams, Anderson Cooper, the NY Times, LA Times, IHT, CNN, BBC, and all members of the mainstream meda et al, to be just as rabidly obsessed and consumed with investigating their role in cheerleading for the overthrow and downfall of the US-allied Mubarak government.
We await the apologies from the mainstream media for a Muslim Brotherhood Egypt. Brian Williams, you and your fellow travelers are cowards. Dangerous cowards.
Where are the wall-to-wall reports on the evil global agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood and their stated goal of establishing a universal caliphate? Where are the probing investigative news reports on what a universal caliphate means or what living under the sharia is like for women, minorities, and non-Muslims?
Cairo protesters call for an Islamic state in Egypt Globe and Mail
Calls for an Islamic state have taken over Cairo’s Tahrir Square as the largest demonstration since February has been mobilized by the country’s Islamist organizations.
They have come in a show of force to demand that the country’s caretaker authority, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, cease its plans to present a set of principles that will form a framework for a new constitution.
Islamist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, the former terrorist organization Gamaa Islamiya and disparate Salafist bodies argue that only God’s word is greater than a constitution and that only a parliament chosen by free election can set the terms for a constitution.
The groups believe that they will poll enough support to dominate such a parliament and thereby set the terms.
They fear that a kind of bill of rights could close off the possibility of a state run by Islamic laws.
The secular youths who once dominated this central Cairo square are in a distinct minority these days, and especially today, dominated as it is by Islamists.
Leaders of the original secular groups such as the April 6 Movement have agreed with Islamist leaders that neither side will confront the other today.
In the past 24 hours, the secularists won agreement from the Islamists that the day would be known as the Day of Unity, rather than the Day of Sharia as called for by the Islamists.
No one, however, appears to have told the hundreds of thousands of Islamist supporters packed together in Tahrir Square in the midday sun.
“I fear there will be violence,” said Hisham Kassem, former editor of the independent al Masry al Youm newspaper, and former vice-president of the liberal Ghad Party.
“This effort is beginning to show the deep divide in the protesters,” Mr. Kassem said.
“They no longer are united to opposition to a dictator, and are seriously conflicted about the way ahead.”
UPDATE: More bad news, Mubarak will stand trial. When will Qaradawi stand trial and Nasrallah, Assad, or any of the thousands of Muslim leaders and imams inciting to genocide?
Mubarak declared fit to stand trial
CAIRO: The toppled Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, his two sons and several others charged with plotting to kill hundreds of anti-government demonstrators would face a very public trial in Cairo beginning next Wednesday, a senior Egyptian official said.
The announcement on Thursday came after the Egyptian Health Minister, Amr Helmy, reported that Mr Mubarak's health was stable enough for him to be transported to Cairo.
This allayed fears among Egyptians that the 83-year-old former president would escape a trial or that it would be postponed - which probably would have fuelled massive protests.