Israel Survival Updates --- 15 February 2011 --- The Muslim Brotherhood, Gaza, Apples, 'Unusual Events' And Bahrain.

Surprise !…… Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Seeks Political Party Status.

Cairo, Egypt (CNN) — Egypt’s banned Muslim Brotherhood will apply to become a political party, it announced Tuesday.

Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson Mohammed el-Merci.

The Brotherhood “envisions the establishment of a democratic, civil state that draws on universal measures of freedom and justice, with central Islamic values serving all Egyptians regardless of colour, creed, political trend or religion,” it said in the statement.

I’ll offer something in plain-speak so there’s no misunderstanding*:  There is no ‘Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood’, just as there is no ‘Iranian Muslim Brotherhood’ and there is no ‘American Muslim Brotherhood’…… There is only The Muslim Brotherhood.

The same goes for Islam:  There is only Islam.  Your choices:  Convert, submit, or die.

Radical Islamists ?…… Those are Muslims who want no part of the killing, violence and subjugation of others that’s laid out in their holy book.

*Misunderstanding.   Somebody mentioned that in a speech a while back.

“We seek broader engagement based on mutual interest and mutual respect. We will listen carefully, we will bridge misunderstandings, and we will seek common ground. We will be respectful, even when we do not agree. We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”

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Israeli Goods Banned In Gaza.

A new set of restrictions on importing Israeli-manufactured goods into Gaza was announced on Sunday by Gaza’s Ministry of the National Economy.

Israeli-made clothing may no longer be brought into Gaza, and other items will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The measures will be in effect “until further notice.”

Entrance To The Gaza Mall (NBC Photo).

The Hamas government’s ban on Israeli clothing is apparently the result of high demand among Gazan consumers; when a luxury mall in Gaza City held its grand opening last July, prominent among the featured goods on sale was made-in-Israel men’s clothing.

Inside The Gaza Mall (Ynet News Photo).

Question:  Why would Israel sell anything to Gaza ?

Answer:  “Cant we all just get along ?”

Comment: That’s a major part of the mindset of liberals in power, media and education – If Jews are nice to Muslims who are hell-bent on genocide, the peace lovers will actually become peace lovers.  Yes, it’s that simple of an explanation.

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An apple a day keeps the jihad away.

Israel Exports ‘Bumper Crop’ Of Apples To Syria.

For the sixth year, Israel has authorized the export of apples grown on the Golan Heights to markets in Syria. This year’s “crop,” at 12,000 tons, marks the largest amount of apples that have crossed the border at Kuneitra.

The apples are grown by Druze farmers in the Golan, many of whom have taken Israeli citizenship – but the apple story is more about taste than politics. Syrian consumers have long considered Golan apples to be delicacies, and as a result, a deal was worked out between farmers and fruit wholesalers to export the apples from Israel to Syria. This is currently the only commercial venture between the two neighbors. Israeli officials have heartily approved the deals, while Syria, bucking to consumer demand, has turned a blind eye.

Take my comments from the previous news item and replace “Gaza” with “Syria”.

One thing though.  Syria has not ‘turned a blind eye’.  They’re laughing loudly while opening their wallets to receive the jizya from all sides.

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So that’s what they’re calling it now.

Because of “a number of unusual events”, Israeli Embassies are increasing security and four may be closed.

Foreign Ministry officials on Tuesday reported that security at four Israeli embassies abroad has been increased to the maximum level following “a number of unusual events against Israeli locations.”  In addition, the Foreign Ministry said that the four embassies were at risk of being closed due to the threats aimed at them.

The ministry did not specify which embassies it was referring to but representatives in Jerusalem said they have contacted the necessary officials throughout the world.  “At this point we estimate that a threat exists against the [four] locations and it is being dealt with,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “The relevant Israeli authorities are in contact with the relevant authorities in the countries in question.”

Why do I get the sinking feeling our own administration is gonna co-opt the term and make it official…… “Unusual Events”.  That’ll be the designation between “Man-Caused Disaster” and “It’s Bush’s Fault”.

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Bahrain’s Day Of Rage becomes two days and there’s at least two deaths.

Thousands of protesters in Bahrain are filling a main square in the Gulf nation’s capital as Egypt-inspired demonstrations gripped the country for a second day.

Bahrain protesters take control of main square.

Security forces appeared to hold back as the crowds poured into Pearl Square in Manama. The dramatic move Tuesday comes just hours after a second protester died in clashes with police in the strategic island kingdom, which is home to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet.

Just another isolated incident…… Nothing to see here !

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Kenny Solomon
South Florida

Everything I need to know about Islam I learned at the age of thirteen on September 5th 1972.