Comment at end
16th March 2010
In all the Middle East hand-holding seen as necessary by the American President since his arrival at the White House, where he HASN’T been is an easy one –
I S R A E L
(Just so you know)
Not that Obama became a “hostage to fortune” when he accepted this. His name had been added to the prospective candidates list almost before he’d got his feet under the White House table, far less DONE anything.
Oh my… oh my.
Daniel Kurtzer, a former US ambassador to Egypt and Israel, said there was unhappiness among some Israelis that Obama had found time to visit three Muslim countries — Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey — but not yet Israel.
“He should find a way to get there soon. It’s not going to make up for the year of all this griping, but still it will put this issue somewhat behind us”, Kurtzer said.
The atmosphere that this odd omission has created has some asking this about the ‘AWOL’ president –
The Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir has been organizing protests in Indonesian cities against Obama’s pending trip to their country.
The group’s roots go far beyond Indonesia to an international network and Hizb ut-Tahrir members loudly advocate a belief that Muslims should unite in a single global state governed by Islamic (Sharia) law.
Yet the mainstream media brand Hizb ut-Tahrir a “conservative Islamic group” holding “peaceful demonstrations”.
Am I the only one who wonders where is the American President in this moment of international crisis in the Israeli/Palestinian issue?
Leaving it to Hillary Clinton and Tony Blair to take the flak? Now, whatever makes me wonder that?
A good article by Bruce Anderson at the Independent – “Obama has failed to bring peace to the Middle East”. His remarks on Palestine statehood concur with those of Tony Blair. Of course Mr Anderson doesn’t refer to that meeting of minds.
- “The gap between the US and Israel” (after May 18th meeting in Washington)
- BBC report on Obama’s Middle East visits – Excerpt:
“On 11 May (2009), King Abdullah of Jordan said the US was working on a “57-state solution” including the 57-member Organisation of The Islamic Conference to recognise Israel in return for a halt in construction and expansion of settlements, and its agreement to withdraw from land seized in 1967.”
Hizb ut-Tahrir is banned throughout the world, in many Muslim and non-Muslim lands, but not yet here in Britain. London seems content to continue to be its world centre. Free speech an’ all that.
Far from being “conservative” HuT tries to inflitrate democracy in order to destroy it.
- HuT – banned by which countries?
- HuT recruits Midlands youth to “liberate” British soldiers permanently in Afghanistan
I seem to have mentioned this crowd of “conservatives” many times at this blog. Can’t imagine why.
Hizb ut-Tahrir in Britain
- October 2007: To Islamists – Some Plain Talking
- July 2008: ISLAMISTS – Accept democracy in western lands or GO! Just GO!
- July 2008: YouGov, Students radicalised: ‘Islam on Campus’ blames Hizb ut Tahrir
- July 2008: Hizb ut-Tahrir & the Caliphate Fantasy
- January 2009: Would YOU die, or kill for religion?
- January 2009: Lord Ahmed THREATENS to mobilise 10,000 so Wilders visit OFF!
- March 2009: How many Jihadist websites shut down in Britain? You’ll be surprised – Or maybe not
- March 2009: Pajamas TV OUTS the Sharia/Islam project: Frank Gaffney video
- March 2009: Blair, Philippines – the ‘battle about Islam’ uppermost for peace
- March 2009: Why is the “Quiet Muslim revolution” so “Quiet”?
- March 2009: Arrest Super-Jihadist Anjem Choudary (Part 2)
- April 2009: Sharia Downing Street petition: Brown says “no but… yeah, but”
- April 2009: Hizb ut-Tahrir – The ‘Liberation’ party – on Blair’s ‘Change’ calls
- April 2009: We now have ‘12 Sharia Courts’ in Britain. Thanks Gordon.
- April 2009: Obama: We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation
- April 2009: “Born a Muslim”? NOT in MY name! I reject it. ALL of it
- April 2009: Islamists behead little girls – graphic video
- May 2009: Brown: Don’t say terrorists are Muslims
- May 2009: Muslims in Britain have ZERO tolerance of homosexuals
- May 2009: BBC pays out £30,000 to upset Muslim (MCB leader)!!!!!
- May 2009: Radical British Muslims Guilty of Bomb Plot on Publisher of Mohammed book
- June 2009: As we SCREAM about corrupt politicians, THIS goes on unnoticed in London
- June 2009: Court: Self-proclaimed leader of Al Qaeda in Britain accused of inciting assassination of Blair and Brown
- June 2009: Calling All Men – Ban the intimidating insulting burka
Something must have really got to me this year!
- July 2009: Hizb ut-Tahrir in Londonistan – a Cumulation of Caliphate Creeps
- July 2009: Honour? These Islamist cowards don’t know the meaning of the word. Kick ‘em out!
- July 2009: Quran & “kaffar”. Martin Bright is “speechless”. WHY? Is he stupid?
- July 2009: Videos – HuT in USA. “spread Islam or die trying”. OK, if you insist
- July 2009: 10% of European Muslims believe attacks against civilians “morally justified”
- July 2009: British NON-Muslims turning to Sharia law
- July 2009: Scotland’s Nationalists reach out to Sharia Finance
- Aug 2009: PC Oz: Who’s afraid of mentioning Islamist terrorists?