Video: Egyptian Prez Calls for Religious Reformation in Islam – Why Isn’t the MSM Covering This?

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has called for religious reformation of the Muslim faith. “We need to revolutionize our religion,” he proclaimed to the applause of an audience of Muslim clerics and scholars.

This is a HUGE story that is being ignored by the mainstream media.

People in the West often say that “moderate Muslims” need to speak out more to condemn the violent jihad being waged against non Muslims by their co-religionists. But when they do – they are too often ignored.

In a speech on New Year’s day,  al-Sisi called for a renewed vision of Islam which he said “is being destroyed” and “lost by our own hands.”

Via The Washington Free Beacon:

“Is it possible that 1.6 billion people (Muslims worldwide) should want to kill the rest of the world’s population—that is, 7 billion people—so that they themselves may live?” he asked. “Impossible.”

Speaking to an audience of religious scholars celebrating the birth of Islam’s prophet, Mohammed, he called on the religious establishment to lead the fight for moderation in the Muslim world. “You imams (prayer leaders) are responsible before Allah. The entire world—I say it again, the entire world—is waiting for your next move because this umma (a word that can refer either to the Egyptian nation or the entire Muslim world) is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost—and it is being lost by our own hands.”

He was speaking in Al-Azhar University in Cairo, widely regarded as the leading world center for Islamic learning.

“The corpus of texts and ideas that we have made sacred over the years, to the point that departing from them has become almost impossible, is antagonizing the entire world. You cannot feel it if you remain trapped within this mindset. You must step outside yourselves and reflect on it from a more enlightened perspective.”

Al-Sisi is the general appointed by President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, who later went on to lead the “coup” against Morsi. (Which the Obama administration opposed.)   Sisi not only ousted Morsi from power, he  brought charges against him and his cohorts, and banned (the Obama supported) Muslim Brotherhood which is the ideological forebear of Hamas and al Qaeda, supports Shari’a law, and approves of terrorism against Israel and the West.

These actions were proven to be highly popular. As The WFB reports,  “when new elections were held last May, Sisi, now a civilian, won a resounding victory.”

Meanwhile in Qatar, via Hot Air, “it “looks like the diplomatic efforts of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi may have paid off.”  Khaled Mashaal, who ran the recent Hamas war on Israel from the safety of Doha where he has long kept his organization’s worldwide headquarters, got kicked out of Qatar altogether — along with the Muslim Brotherhood. CNN reports that the expelled officials will likely end up in Turkey.

Of course, Obama’s dear friend in Turkey comes to the rescue.

In his speech on New Years Day, Sisi specifically referred to the “corpus of texts and ideas” that are “antagonizing the entire world.” That doesn’t square at all with the PC pablum we constantly hear from the left – most notably from the Lecturer-in-Chief who is an authority on all things – including Islam.

“Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic,” Obama said in a prime time speech on September 10, 2014. “No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.”

In a speech before the UN on September 25, he called on Muslims to denounce extremist ideology, saying a lethal group of terrorists “have perverted one of the world’s great religions.”

But the problem with Islam is the destructive ideology that comes from the texts themselves, as Sisi noted.

For example, here are a few that are highly problematic. These are pretty straightforward.

Quran (2:191-193)“And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief] is worse than killing…

but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful.   And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone.  But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun (the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)

Quran (2:216)Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.”  Not only does this verse establish that violence can be virtuous, but it also contradicts the myth that fighting is intended only in self-defense, since the audience was obviously not under attack at the time.  From the Hadith, we know that this verse was narrated at a time that Muhammad was actually trying to motivate his people into raiding merchant caravans for loot.

Quran (3:151)“Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers, for that they joined companions with Allah, for which He had sent no authority”. 

Repeating over and over that Islam is a “religion of peace” doesn’t make it peaceful. When “extremists” like members of ISIS  “kill them (non-Muslims) wherever they find them), they are not distorting anything. They are taking the Koran at its word. A world-wide reformation of Islam is sorely needed.

Hugh Hewitt at Townhall wonders “why this isn’t a front page story in all of the major American papers and across all of the American networks?”

I read the Beacon’s coverage of the speech to my audience today, emphasizing how extraordinary it was, and how the Islamist radicals would try to do to al Sisi what they did to Sadat. Investor’s Business Daily covered the speech, as did PJ Media’s Roger L. Simon, but what about The New York Times and The Washington Post? The latter had blogger and law prof Eugene Volokh cover it (that’s it as of midnight Monday EST) and the former had nothing. Remarkable.

Sisi has taken an important first step and has placed a giant target on his back in doing so. He needs all the encouragement he can get – so why the silence from the MSM?


Ben Barrack, Shoebat: Five Years After Obama Speech in Cairo, Egypt’s Muslim President Gives Speech at same University To UNDO the Damage:

In 2009, Barack Obama kicked off his pro-Muslim Brotherhood agenda with a speech at al-Azhar University in Cairo. More than five years later, that country’s Muslim president Gen. Abdel Fatah el-Sisi spoke at that University and in many ways attempted to undo the damage. The irony is that the Muslim President of Egypt sounded far less like a Muslim fundamentalist than the President of the United States did, speaking at the same exact University.

If you had to name a university in the world that is ground zero for Islamic fundamentalist teaching, Al-Azhar University in Egypt would certainly qualify. Regardless of one’s views on Islam, Egyptian President Gen. Abdel Fatah el-Sisi demonstrated a tremendous amount of guts when he spoke in front of the University’s top Islamic scholars recently.





The New War On Terror In Obamerica

Suspected Domestic Terrorists:



Heads up, bitter clingers: The Department of Homeland Security is keeping an eye on your anti-Obama activities

Suspected “man-made disasters”:


Whatever they did…I’m sure it was our fault.

A few weeks ago, the Obama administration was signaling that the War On Terror was over. We weren’t using those words anymore to describe our fight against Islamic terrorism. “Overseas contingency operations” has taken its place out of respect for the sensibilities of our sworn enemies.

But it turns out, the War On Terror isn’t over after all. It’s just shifted focus.

A new report has been issued from from the Dept. of Homeland Security to be passed out to Police and Sheriff’s offices all across America. According to Obama’s DHS, those of us who don’t appreciate abortion, or illegal immigration, or high taxes, or the the gross expansion of government, and believe in the bill of rights, are potential “right wing extremists”.

Michelle Malkin opines:

In Obama land, there are no coincidences. It is no coincidence that this report echoes Tea Party-bashing left-wing blogs (check this one out comparing the Tea Party movement to the Weather Underground!) and demonizes the very Americans who will be protesting in the thousands on Wednesday for the nationwide Tax Day Tea Party.

A PDF of the DHS report, here.

Ed Morrissey at Hot Air doesn’t mince words:

…I looked at the DHS report on “right-wing extremism” myself, and it’s every bit as bad as she says, and as Roger Hedgecock and the Liberty Papers first reported.  The DHS fails to provide any specifics at all, preferring instead to smear half of the country or more as kooks for criticizing the government’s handling of the economy.  As Eli Lake reports, the DHS has all but declared war on federalism, which used to be the founding concept of our republic…

The timing of this report is no doubt meant to depress turnout of the tea parties, but something tells me it will have the opposite effect.

Also blogging about this:

American Power

The American Thinker

Anti-Idiotarian Rotweiller

Gabe at AoSHQ

Atlas Shrugs

Gateway Pundit

Flopping Aces


Red State

The Jawa Report

Legal Insurrection

The Anchoress

Talk radio is all over it, this morning, too. Laura Ingraham centered her whole show on it, and now Rush,  (the Obama administration’s public enemy #1), who is positively pissed!.


This Ain’t Hell reports that the American Legion is not amused:

A friend of ours in the deep southland sends us the letter that the American Legion national commander, David K. Rehbein sent to Department of Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano in response to the report that TSO wrote about yesterday which expressed an unwarranted fear of us right-wing veterans.

Check it out.


And now Ace weighs in, too, over at AoSHQ:

Just Checking: Are the various black-masked anarchists who periodically shut down cities and throw heavy rocks at police “leftwing extremists”?


Funny how the inconvenient members of the left are never included in the ranks of the left. They’re just “nuts,” apparently, without any general political sympathies towards one more-respectable branch of political thinking.

Unlike skinheads and survival fantasists, who are definitely “rightwing.”


Mark Tapscott at the DC Examiner has an urgant warning for loyal citizens of King Obama.

Oh no….here’s one of them extremists, right now!:


The Dept. of Homeland Security’s worst nightmare!


For free “I am a right-wing extremist” graphics for posters, see who has many different designs to choose from.


Muslims Against Sharia Supports Islamofascism Awareness Week

In an incredibly politically incorrect move, Muslims Against Sharia have offered their support of David Horowitz’s Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week:

Muslims Against Sharia congratulate David Horowitz FREEDOM CENTER and Mike Adams, Tammy Bruce, Phyllis Chesler, Ann Coulter, Nonie Darwish, Greg Davis, Stephen Gale, David Horowitz, Joe Kaufman, Michael Ledeen, Michael Medved, Alan Nathan, Cyrus Nowrasteh, Daphne Patai, Daniel Pipes, Dennis Prager, Luana Saghieh, Rick Santorum, Jonathan Schanzer, Christina Sommers, Robert Spencer, Brian Sussman, Ed Turzanski, Ibn Warraq and other speakers on the success of the Islamofascism Awareness Week.

They Awarded their 1st annual Dhimmi Award to the disruptive students/faculty of the University of California, Berkeley:

As a part of “Islamofascism Awareness Week”, Nonie Darwish spoke at U.C. Berkeley on October 22. As usual, Islamofascists and their Dhimmi supporters have shown their unwavering resolve to crush any type of dissent. One the members of the “Students for Justice in Palestine” claimed that the purpose of the “Islamofascism Awareness Week” is to reinvigorate anti-Muslim and anti-Arab campaign. Given the fact that the speaker, Nonie Darwish, is both Muslim by birth and Arab it truly shows the depth of brainwashing on campus.

You go, Muslims against Sharia!


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