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Egyptian Imam The NY Times called “moderate” holds “kill all the Jews” mass rally

Egyptian Imam The NY Times called “moderate” holds “kill all the Jews” mass rally

The NY Times has whitewashed the anti-Semitic aspects of the Arab Spring in Egypt since the beginning of the protests last January.  NY Times’ columnists like Roger Cohen have sought to glamorize and glorify the so-called “Arab Street” and Nicholas Kristof has waxed poetic about Islamist forces in the Middle East.

So it is no surprise that in September The Times had an article portraying a new liberal Islamist movement, In Egypt, Islamists Reach Out to Wary Secularists.  One of the featured moderate clerics was Sheik Ahmed el-Tayeb

Egypt, a fecund breeding ground for Arab and Islamic ideologies, is witnessing the birth of yet another: Islamic liberalism….

Less conservative Islamic players have entered the fray as well.

Sheik Ahmed el-Tayeb, the grand imam of Al Azhar, the bastion of Sunni Islam scholarship that prides itself on a moderate form of Egyptian Islam, issued a document that seeks to marry secular attitudes with conservative theories.

The Azhar Charter, drafted in August, declares that a civil state governed by law will not contradict Islam and that individual liberties should be guaranteed in the future constitution and laws….

There is a much darker side to Sheik el-Tayeb about which The Times did not tell its readers, as evidenced by a mass rally Sheik el-Tayeb held recently calling for the destruction of Israel and the killing of all Jews:

Spiritual leader Dr. Ahmed al-Tayeb charged in his speech that to this day Jews everywhere in the world are seeking to prevent Islamic and Egyptian unity.

“In order to build Egypt, we must be one. Politics is insufficient. Faith in Allah is the basis for everything,” he said. “The al-Aqsa Mosque is currently under an offensive by the Jews…we shall not allow the Zionists to Judaize al-Quds (Jerusalem.) We are telling Israel and Europe that we shall not allow even one stone to be moved there.”

Muslim Brotherhood spokesmen, as well as Palestinian guest speakers, made explicit calls for Jihad and for liberating the whole of Palestine. Time and again, a Koran quote vowing that “one day we shall kill all the Jews” was uttered at the site. Meanwhile, businessmen in the crowd were urged to invest funds in Jerusalem in order to prevent the acquisition of land and homes by Jews.

This is not the first time The Times has sanitized anti-Semitic Egyptian clerics.  When Sheik Yusuf al-Qaradawi returned to Egypt in February The Times portrayed him as a moderate when in fact he seeks the destruction of Israel and called on a million people who attended his homecoming rally to march on Jerusalem.

The NY Times cannot be trusted, once again.


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The NYT is and has always been a corrupt arm of the left. The middle east is a den of snakes hell bent on the destruction of Israel and all that is good and just in the world. I know we should all pray for these poor misguided souls, but for me, I think we should just make the whole middle east a beautiful glass bowl – if you get my drift.

From Ynet:
Speaking to Ynet outside the mosque following the prayer, elementary school teacher Ala al-Din said that “all Egyptian Muslims are willing to embark on Jihad for the sake of Palestine.”

“Why is the US losing in Afghanistan? Because the other side is willing and wants to die. We have a different mentality than that of the Americans and Jews,” he said.

Eldad Beck is reporting from Cairo on behalf of Ynet and Yedioth Ahronoth

They have a reporter in Cairo. I’m amazed. I’d guess he doesn’t identify himself as Israeli and speaks perfect arabic.
Talk about being in the belly of the beast.

Even more than the NYT are the Feminazis who have no comment about Islam’s treatment of women. Not even about FGM. I suspect the left is silent because Islam is the enemy of their enemy, specifically, those who uphold public morality. The left’s non-negotiables are abortion and sodomy. In their warped minds, they imagine that they’ll let Islam slaughter Jews and Christians and then the left can contain Islam. It’s a death wish, I think.

Maybe off-topic, but unless we’re willing to prevent any further growth of Islam, we’re toast. Ask my Catholic ancestors in Europe.

    JerryB in reply to JerryB. | November 26, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    I do have to hand it to the Times for their oxymoronic concoction of “Islamic liberalism.” It brings back memories of Dubya’s “religion of peace.”

Nice to see that the NYT is continuing in the grand tradition of Walter Duranty, covering up for evil.

If only the Israelis would stop the disproportionate pinkwashing … then all would be well.

Just like with OWS, the NY Times and its ilk don’t avert their eyes when the elephant in the room starts squashing all the guests. They go ostrich and bury their heads.

A few follow-up stories? “We don’t need no follow-up stories.”

LukeHandCool (who generally avoids animalistic anthropomorphic urges of analogy … but ostriches and baby elephants are sooo cute).

Zelsdorf Ragshaft III | November 26, 2011 at 5:12 pm

How many times has Egypt tried to push the Jews into the sea? How well has that worked before. Maybe this time the Israeli’s will go all the way to Cairo. I notice Israel does not plan the destruction of Islam, it is Islam that plots the destruction of Israel. History is littered with nations that tried.