“This is Islam”—Muslims know it, democracy-promoting Westerners refuse to know it
Raymond Ibrahim writes at Jihad Watch:
Egyptian Presidential Candidate Says No Freedom in IslamSee Ibrahim’s excerpt from the interview, in which Ismail explains that if a person is born into Islam, he has no choice but to obey the Islamic law, including the veil for women, which Ismail pledges to impose if he is elected president. And unlike Mitt Romneycare’s pledge to repeal Obamacare, Ismail’s pledge to place Egyptian women under the dehumanizing Islamic head and body cover is one on which we can have absolute certainty.
Now go over to Commentary and the Weekly Standard and the New York Times—all full-throated supporters of Obama’s act one year ago of pushing Mubarak out of power for the sake of “democracy”—and see if they have anything on presidential candidate Ismail. Actually, the liberal Times is more likely to have something on him, since over the last several months they’ve been covering the growth of “Islamist” (i.e. Islamic) power in Egypt, while conveniently neglecting to mention that the toppling of the Mubarak regime, which they cheered, had anything to do with it. The neocons, by contrast, have turned their heads away from Egypt. They walked down the street, the houses fell down behind them,—as always happens when neocons walk through a neighborhood—and now they’ve moved on to the next neighborhood.
Correction: Commentary has had occasional, angry blog posts (see this) about the ascendancy of Islamic power in Egypt, but, even more than the Times, has dropped into the memory hole the Arab Spring which by giving the Egyptians freedom gave them the freedom to choose Islamic rule. Those houses lying in ruins have nothing to do with us!