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'Pharaoh' Morsi

By Cal Thomas · Nov. 27, 2012

The diplomatic hosannas for Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi following his brokering of the recent ceasefire between Hamas and Israel were still being heard even as the former head of the Muslim Brotherhood started behaving like a pharaoh. Morsi “temporarily” seized new powers that, among other things, forbid judicial review of his policies.

What ought to amaze us is how many times Western and especially U.S. diplomats have gone to the Arab-Muslim well, believing they will find something different at the bottom. Egypt, Hamas and even Iran string us along like a cad with a bevy of women in his orbit because we refuse to acknowledge their true intent.

In a recent radio interview I tried to explain to the host that the Muslim Brotherhood and other enemies of Israel mean what they say. “Those are just words,” he said. How do you break through such willful ignorance?

We are engaged in a clash of civilizations between Western democracies and Islamic fundamentalism. Whether we admit it, or not, this is an indisputable fact. History proves it. As with most dictatorships, Egypt had an election and it could be its last “free” one. Morsi's government is now about the business of suppressing dissent, a familiar practice among dictators. Protests over Morsi's power grab have again enlivened Cairo's Tahrir Square and produced a rebellion by Egyptian judges who have been denied judicial review by their new “pharaoh.”

New generations of Muslim children are taught to hate all things Western, including Jews, Christians and other “infidels.” Israel is pressured to sign off on a ceasefire agreement with Hamas, so that the West can get back to holiday shopping. Hamas and their terrorist brothers use ceasefires to rearm. According to The Sunday Times, citing Israeli officials, “Israeli intelligence satellites have spied the loading of rockets and other material believed to be destined for the Gaza Strip.”

It's not only the West with which Arab-Muslin nations and terrorist groups break agreements. As former Israeli diplomat Yoram Ettinger writes in “The Israel-Hamas Clash of Civilizations,” “the culture of compliance is foreign in the Middle East, which has not experienced intra-Muslim compliance with most intra-Muslim agreements for the last 1,400 years. It is a culture that reveres the 7th century (and) Muhammad's treaty of Hudaybiyya, stipulating that treaties are not in perpetuity. Treaties may be violated – in order to achieve the overriding goal of bringing enemies to submission – upon amassing sufficient power to overcome the enemy.” This is likely why there is talk about Egypt vacating its 1979 peace treaty with Israel.

The only hope of maintaining a sense of stability in the region is for Israel to remain strong and to have unequivocal support from the West. President Obama's endorsement of Israel's right to defend itself against missiles launched from Gaza was helpful. It would be even more helpful if the United States would stop believing the fiction that the goal of the Palestinians is their own state after which they will live together peacefully with the rest of the world. It won't happen. It can't happen, given the beliefs and practices of Arab-Muslim nations.

Israel's enemies understand strength and resolve. They are encouraged by weakness and vacillation. That is why they feel emboldened, not only to move missiles that were likely provided by Iran into Gaza, but also why other terrorists attacked the U.S. mission in Benghazi, killing four Americans. They pay little or no price for doing so while we argue over whether words were taken out of intelligence documents before U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice appeared on five Sunday talk shows.

No nation has done a better job fighting terrorism than Israel. It remains America's strongest ally in the region and a necessary counterforce to attempts by Hamas and PLO sympathizers Russia, China and North Korea to penetrate deeper into the Middle East.

If more people would take the time to read the pronouncements and goals of Morsi when he headed the Muslim Brotherhood and also his latest speeches, they would understand what the endgame is and why disbelief by the West is also part of their strategy for world domination.

© 2012 TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.

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8 Comments

wjm in Colorado said:

New generations of Muslim children are taught to hate all things Western, including Jews, Christians and other "infidels."
In other words, their are no "civilians" when Israel retaliates. Every last living breathing thing in Gaza is an enemy of Israel. Wake up people. Israel needs to wipe out the area, kill them all, and take back the territory. Eradicate the savages, that is the only way to achieve peace.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA said:

Can't understand how anyone could think of Islam as a "peaceful" religion. Centuries of conflict with the West should be enough to make most people grasp the idea they want to dominate the world. However, over half of all Americans have bought into the idiocy that you can negotiate with these fanatics. Israel will never know peace as long as the Western nations give in to the Arabs.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Brian in Newport News said:

After his election, Morsi gave a Hitler-style speech claiming their captial would be Jerusalem. What more needs to be said?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 11:51 AM

KnoxvilleAJ in Knoxville, TN said:

God will intervene in His timing. Meanwhile, we need to help Israel turn the Gaza into a sea of glass.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

I seem to remember another Pharaoh who was involved with enslaving Jews. It did not turn out too good for him. Morsi v Moses, anyone want to bet who will win?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 12:40 PM

billy396 in ohio replied:

Yes, we very much need to help Israel in every way possible, but this administration will only talk a line of BS and hope the Muslims win everything.
Obozo and his crowd of Chicago con men will destroy this country in the next 4 years, and it may well NEVER recover. We have a mass media that's willing to openly lie about these people and most Americans, unfortunately, are either completely asleep at the switch or they're willing to believe all of the pie in the sky stories to get "free stuff". After what just happened on Nov. 6, I'm NOT convinced that this country can be saved. There are simply too many Americans who have become fat, lazy, and, in many cases, just plain stupid. Unfortunately, we now need an armed rebellion, as that's the only thing that could get our freedom back. That will never happen. Refer to the previous sentence above regarding the state of this country.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Capt. Call in New Mexico said:

Re: Mideast terrorists
"Kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out!" This well-worn phrase sounds extreme to many; but notice that this is exactly what the Islamists mean to do to us, with the only difference being that they chose their pagan moon-god allah to do the sorting! God's name is Yahweh, not allah. Yahshua, Jesus, never fails, but that pagan allah will fail you always.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Trudy in Alabama said:

We have our own Pharaoh right here in the USA--let me be very clear: So let it be written, so let it be done! in an executive order. And the people said baah.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 5:35 PM