December 21st, 2011
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Eugene Rogan, author of “The Arabs: A history” told CNN the world was seeing a new era of Islamic politics with their voice moving from the oppressed to the legitimate.

He said they are finding common ground with secular groups and he expected them to build business-friendly, pro-tourism agendas.

He added the new Islamic politics was open for business.



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  1. eggs benediction

    my god...is this a joke?

    December 21, 2011 at 9:53 pm |
  2. islamicPork

    islam the religion of peace, and its 500 lashes or a beheading if you think otherwise.

    December 21, 2011 at 11:04 pm |
  3. ibn

    If there are no opperessive governments mainly supported by the US and other Western powers, one will clearly see ISLAMIC governments in Muslim countries. And this is what is coming in the future. People should speak for themselves. ISLAM is a solution for Humanity. Mind you I am saying it is a solution for Humanity, it is not a solution for people who aspire to make the world a worse place to live in! The future is for ISLAM!!!!

    December 21, 2011 at 11:27 pm |
  4. TheOldOne

    You cannot base the future of the world on a lie.

    December 22, 2011 at 3:52 am |
  5. Qutubuddin

    What is Arab Spring?
    1. Genuine Arab democracy revolution.
    2. US-CIA – Mossad backed uprising to remove unfriendly Arab dictators.
    3. Islamic revolution
    4. Communist Revolution.

    December 22, 2011 at 4:19 am |
  6. al-Yamani

    Don't come to conclusions about Islam before you read it please... Fundementasits are giving Islam a bad name just like Pope and Catholic Church is doing so for Christianity...

    December 22, 2011 at 5:32 am |
  7. Michael

    Oh my goodness!

    I'm a Coptic Christian who lives–of course–in Egypt. This is one of the most deceptive and harebrained videos I've ever seen. Islam is a crazy, barbaric, totalitarian ideology coated with religion. Its objective is conquering the whole world, raping children, enslaving women, forcing al-jizya (the tax paid by "non-believers") upon all of humanity, making Muslims masters and everybody else slaves, creating a nightmarish reality where you hear and see Islamic symbols 24/7, changing history, erasing history, abolishing technology (save for "Islamic-based" technology) ... in other words, ending humanity, freedom, civilization ... making you crave for death without finding it.

    Those people occupied our country for 1400 years so far. They enslaved our brethren, converted them by force to Islam, forced al-jizya and dhimmitude upon our fathers, assassinated life itself.

    And now they are reviving and even expanding into the West.

    Your Left is abetting them.

    Do you want to live as dhimmis?

    What was this demented video talking about, for God's sake!!!!!

    December 22, 2011 at 8:47 am |
  8. T1Brit

    Yes there will be real economic vitality when the Islamists start putting one half of all people in the country behind face masks and lock them up at home won't it – just like Saudi Arabia.
    The universities will be real centers of excellence once the Mullahs take charge of what is taught there.
    The media and arts will flourish once it becomes clear that the wrong statement can get you beheaded.
    Yes what an improvement is coming for those people. They have voted for hell on Earth. They just don't know it yet.

    December 22, 2011 at 9:46 am |
  9. a

    @Michael

    you are one of the devil's little minions aren't you :)
    the worst people are the ones who know the truth but are hiding it from the other people. now – go for your jew money

    December 22, 2011 at 11:34 am |
  10. HugoCorv

    Islamist supremacists like the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist jihadists like the Salafists or Al Qaeda are not that different. They share the same goals, but employ different means.

    Both want to subjugate non-Muslims, take away their religious freedoms and reduce them to an inferior "dhimmi" status.

    The difference is that Islamist supremacists use democratic means to oppress the minority, whereas Islamist jihadists favor war and terror. The end result is the same – an inferior "dhimmi" status for all non-Muslims.

    December 22, 2011 at 3:36 pm |
  11. Ronnie

    I beleive is respecting all religions. Negatively focusing on Islam has made things worst. Facts on the ground is that it Islam is here and here to stay. If you like it or not it will keep spreeding. You need to learn live with it. Just writing few line for blog might release your pressure stream but actually you are increasing your blood pressure, cosuming some of time which you can use for something better but practically it is of no use. Sorry for that but fact is fact.

    December 22, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  12. Attila the Hun

    @John Defterios
    Your talk about Hungary's S&P downgrade today at 1600 GMT was absolutely biased with asking only a not re-elected person of a non-reelected party (Matyas Eorsi) and that person suggesting that the only "solution" from the current situation would be if MPs of his own Fidesz-KDNP alliance will stage a "crew" and fire him as a prime minister.

    Moreover that was not only an innocent talk by both of you but a clear message from those forces behind you for whom nothing is left just to dream of Orban's replacement ASAP.

    My suggestion is forget about those dreams! Sooner the forces behind you will experience a whole series of defeats in coming years throughout the world than have the Fidesz-KDNP alliance and Orban in particular experience a defeat here in Hungary.

    With no regards
    Attila

    December 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm |
  13. hothead

    If islam was spread by muslims by force in EGYPT how was christianity spread in America, Australia, Africa, Asia was it by voluteeily conversion or by force, genocide, brutality, rape, plunder, looting, mass murders in the name of their God, Jesus & their kings.

    December 22, 2011 at 7:03 pm |
  14. fred bazzeeda

    @ib: what is this vile you speak of? it is NOT any sort of a solution for humanity. it needs to go to the wayside like all of the rest of man's made up fairytales.
    peace, love and unity.
    not hate and lies.
    fred

    December 22, 2011 at 8:13 pm |
  15. Durendal

    @Michael As long as the Islamists respect property rights and do not go overboard with their foreign policy then I think it would be perfectly acceptable look at Saudi Arabia can't get more Islamic then that and we do business hell they are even allies. Human rights and democracy be damned.

    December 22, 2011 at 9:13 pm |
  16. andrew

    It doesn't matter whether Islam is open for business or not, it is still fiction like all other religions. I really can't believe that after all that we have learned, all of our discoveries, that people still believe in such silliness as gods, miracles and there being any "truth" in religion. WOW!

    December 22, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  17. Michael

    @Durendal

    Yeah. Latest business deal with Saudi Arabia was on September 11, 2001. Nice try.

    Remember Hitler? Go back to the records. You'll find similar propaganda preaching that Nazism was peaceful, etc. Just like what we are witnessing now with Islam. You don't want to be at war with Islam, I guess that's obvious in your case. But guess what? Islam IS AT WAR WITH YOU. So, are you going to fight, or capitulate?

    Goodbye Western mind!

    December 22, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  18. Truth

    Dont feat Islam, its source is the same as that of the Bible. All the sever aspects that you think it has have not been invented by the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) these were already in the Bible. Women to cover head, capital punishment for adultry, gays etc all in Bible even today. Allah says this book (Quran) confirms what was sent before . If we nee to fear something that we all need to fear the misuse of power religious or secular both.

    We need to fear all equally, like the World war 1 world war 2 , cold war where Islam was not the reason but secular governments did. Plz look into Islamic history what these people are trying to revive. Thanks

    I know you hate Islam, bur brothers

    December 22, 2011 at 11:24 pm |
  19. Truth

    @Durendal
    You are so so correct. No country can get more Islamic than them, I dont see it. Infact in the process of securig the Kingship they have invented harder and harsher rules than what Allah tells us. I have seen people quoting verses of the Quran that came to the Peophet 15 years of agony and life loss that to fifht the opressors whether they be the people of the book or other all are same on the battle field etc. Same waht we see how Moses has commanded to fight in the Bible etc. People dont see what the huge lengths and extent that Allahs stresses to establish peace and justice.

    Think about. How can a believer beliver that God the creator wants us to go and kill His other creations, can a creator say that? and it is believable?? A factor manufacturers cars and then manufacturers other cars to destroy them!! neer happens. Allah says all nations were one but people disputed amongst each other and he send messengers to unite them but and Allah only does not hasten to even order a fight against an oppresser.

    Do please search subject, Islamic contributions to Medieval Europe. May Allah revive the tur Islam, the tur path of Moses, Jesus and Muhammad peace upon them all

    December 22, 2011 at 11:59 pm |
  20. Qutubuddin

    WHY DOES US EXECUTE so many people in USA? Answer: TO MAINTAIN LAW AND ORDER, so US LAW is more civilized than ISLAMIC??

    December 23, 2011 at 1:08 am |
  21. abel

    ronnie your the most mature one here. thank you

    December 24, 2011 at 4:36 am |
  22. abel

    and so are you qutubuddin your also very mature

    December 24, 2011 at 4:37 am |
  23. abel

    yeah actually michael get your facts right. latest business with saudi arabia was buying patrol from them. "nice try" fella

    December 24, 2011 at 4:39 am |
  24. theology_pure

    Islam + democracy = impossible. Here is why:
    Islam as it stands today is a huge collection of interpretations that, for the most part, contradict the Muslim holy book, the Quran. Islam, for the most part, is arab traditions first and misinterpreted Islamic laws second. All muslims violate the Quran to obey Mohammed and I'm not going to respect anyone who says that Mohammed's teachings complement the Quran because the Quran is complicated or lacks the absolute clarity needed to make the average human understand while in fact the Quran clearly says that it is simple, clear and perfect. Now since no Muslim has the democratic right to debate the above argument without being stoned to death for rejecting Islam then Islamic democracy is nothing but a joke and not because of what Islam is, it is because of how muslims have become.

    December 25, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
  25. Abuhassan

    Michael
    [my part two of response about the Jizya [the tax on non Muslim citizens of the Islamic Government when it was ruling ]

    Mr Michael , the Jizya , if you had nay knowledge which you obviously lack of knowledge about the economic doctoral of Islam,you would have known that the Jizya [the Tax on Non Muslim citizens who lived in the ERA of the Ruling of Islam on the Islamic world ,you would have known that the amount of that tax is only few dollars in today equivalent values in return for enjoying the protections and benefits of being a citizens of the Islamic ruling Government as acfull citizen who has the right like all Muslims citizens if not more ,little do you know that in the events when the Islamic territories was attacked by the outsiders like the lovely rapist and killers the so called the Crusaders the Muslims Government and the Muslims citizens has the Obligations o defends those non Muslims citizens and that the non Muslims can stay home while the Muslims are obligated to risk their lives to defends the territories and all the non Muslims residents that what is the issue of Jizya is all about , instead your ignorant mind spreads lies about Islam and its laws and its how it ruled ,instead of you and billions of others in this world paying almost 28% in taxes as most of the world citizens pay now ,and according to the Economics rulings of Islam [please distinguish between that and the current status that is now existing in the Islamic world due to the lack of implementing those laws , there is no income tax on their citizens ,and there is no disparity between the filthy rich who made their fortunes by taking advantage of the loop wholes in the existing unjust tax laws who's now in use in the whole world without exceptions ,little do u know that under Islamic rule ,the Government is responsible for the well being of its citizens ,and that it should provide their housing and medical needs and provide free Educations in Schools and colleges and universities,unlike how it is now in this lovely sad state of economics ruins ,thanks to the corrupted existing laws and tax systems that enables the rich to be richer and the middle income class of citizens to become part of those below poverty levels ,all that happening because we have Giant corporations like Exxon and Chevron and Shell and BP and Total and not to forget the Saudi Aramco and the lovely Kuwaitis oil co,and the kind Qatar oil and Gas co, to name few [LETS NOT FORGET THE LOVELY ECO FRIENDLY BP ]who are getting richer from their explorations of natural resources as if God put all those rich resources on our planet earth for them to take from public lands in return for paying nominal amount of fees to the treasury , isn't sad that here in the USA and around the world as well the Oil Giants pay less taxes than the average family does ,i mean how fair can that be , isn't amazing how the local state Governments here in the USA,tax the average citizens right and left and yet they will not impose heavy taxes on the Beer and Liquor Industry ,who happen to be responsible along with those who drinks and loose control over how much is too much to drink [if there is ever really a good excuse to drink ] so they have no problems with taking away benefits from the poor instead of taxing the rich and their products that i cause so much illness and sickness as in the careless chemical company lack of danger of their products and in so many thousand of cases death all over the world ,and yet none of corrupted politicians dare tax them as they should be ,

    Michael,

    Under Islamic economics laws ,the citizens are partners in the mots important natural resources in the planet Earth ,mall the minerals that comes from undergrounds and the waterways and beaches and islands and the Airways ,and those resources and the income arousing from extracting it are the property of all the citizens not the property of just the few corrupted international corporations [including those of the entire Islamic world ]who their greed is going to be their undoing when the peoples will see that enough is enough as it is the case now in the Occupies Wall street and London and all over the USA cities and in Moscow now ,the average humans are having a hard time suffering while big corporations getting richer and pay less taxes than poor people ,and that Michael is never allowed under the Islamic economics laws ,although there no permanent taxes in Islam,but when the treasury needs money to spend on essentials projects it taps from the bucket of those who have ,no have not as it is the case these days all over this corrupted world,the Big Banks have destroyed the world economy with their greed as it was the case with Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs who made Greece look so strong financially ,when Greece was drowning in debts . ,and instead of you paying attentions to those issues ,your hate for Islam is blinding your eyes , as Ronnie said Islam is here to stay ,so like it or not get use to it or be silent and keeps your hatred mind and thoughts to your self.i hope you can see the light one day and stop hating Islam and the Muslims as we will never hate you ,however we will never tolerate your kind of hatred toward Muslims and Islam ,God Help your heart to see the truth

    December 25, 2011 at 11:05 pm |
  26. Big Bush

    But we have given up on them, and would rather spend our money in places which are not so violent, and where they don't burn churches. And where we don't have to cover our heads and toes.

    December 26, 2011 at 4:00 am |
  27. Abu-Alhassan

    to Mr Big Bush and Hugo Crov and t1brit.and not to forget the amazingly full of Hate against anything Muslims and Islamic Mr Koopty Michel and all those who share his blind hate and lack of any knowledge of what true Islam is all about.

    first of all lets start with Michael.

    how is it you Claim that the Muslims and the Islamic ERA OF RULING [THE KHILAPHA] from the Th century to the 21st century as you claim [actually the last day the Islamic rule was in power in 1923 AD ],how is it that after all that oppression and forcefulness conversions of Koopty followers to Islam ,how is then that there is almost 10 to 14 millions Koopty still in Egypt ,SO ONE OF 2 THINGS CAN ONLY BE THE TRUTH , Either they have don a terrible job forcing Koopty to II SLAM ,WHICH WILL MAKE YOU WONDER HOW BAD CAN THEY BE IF THEY KEPT DOING IT FOR 1400 YEARS AS YOU FALSELY CLAIMS ,
    OR AND THIS WILL BE THE BIG SHOCKER TO ALL THOSE WHO HATES ISLAMS AND MUSLIMS TO THE POINT THEY WILL BELIEVE ANYTHING they hear or read ,and that is Mr Michael you are simply lying ,well it is apparent you must be ,if you read the history well you would have known that the Lovely Queen Catherine of Spain in the 16th century when they regained control of the Southern Spanish territories.maybe you have forgotten how the Dark Era OF Inquisitions when your lovely Spanish Queen ordered the opening of the Muslims and Jws Hearts to see if they have the Qouraan or the Torah in them.do you think any dictator ship have ever been so civilized like your lovely Queen Catherine whom the pope Paul the ND was going to name hr as Saint ,if it wasn't for the fierce oppositions of Jewish Rabies and Muslim clergy from all over the world and not to forget the American Indians and south America Tribes who were killed by the Millions in the name of converting them to Christianity Queen Catherine style through the relentless efforts of the ever popular the lovely Christopher Columbus who have orchestrated the biggest mass murder campaign against millions of Indians both in the south and North American continent ,or did you all forgot the shameful campaign of the CRUSADERS in the Th and Th Centuries were hundreds of thousands or Muslims and Arabs Christians who there only faults was for being in their ways as they were Marching to liberate JERUSALEM from the Islamic Khilapha who have been Ruling Palestine and All of the Middle East for since the 7Th century and whom all the Christians citizens lived in Harmony and peace with their Muslim Brethren,how else would you explain how DID CHRISTIANITY SURVIVED IN THE Islamic WORLD IF THEY WHERE BEING PERSECUTED AND HUNTED AND FORCED TO CONVERT Islam ,if we where to Use the Christopher Columbus work as an example ,there wouldn't have been one single Christians soul left in the whole Islamic WORLD.
    as for Big Bush .
    Do you seriously believe THOSE WHO BURN CHURCHES ARE AT ALL PEOPLE OF FAITH OF ANY KIND ,ONLY MURDERESS AND KILLERS WHO HAVE NO FAITH ARE CAPABLE OF DOING SUCH A SENSELESS AND UN-GODLY THING ,NO MUSLIM WITH A GOOD HEART WILL EVER DO OR CONDOLE ANY ONE WHO IS DOING THOSE ACTS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST ANY HOUSE OF WORSHIP NO MATTER WHAT RELIGIONS THEY BELONG TO ,AND EVERY TEACHINGS IN ISLAM FORBID ANY SUCH ACTS ,SO DON'T BLAME ISLAMS FOR THE ACTS OF SUM MUSLIMS WHO ARE SO MISTAKENLY THINK THAT VIOLENCE ACTS IS THE CORRECT WAYS TO SENT A MESSAGE ,IF THESE PEOPLE KNEW TRUE ISLAMIC TEACHINGS ,THEY WOULD NEVER HURT A HUMAN BEING ,

    PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD AR STARTING TO LEARN ABOUT ISLAMS MORE THAN ANY OTHER TIMES BEFORE ,SOME WILL UNDERSTAND IT LIKE RONNIE DID AND MOST WILL THINK OF IT WHATEVER THEY BEEN TOLD TO THINK OF IT THANKS TO THE MANIPULATING MEDIA LIKE FOX NEWS AND THE 700 CLUB,AND MANY OTHER HATE SPREADING MEDIA THAT ITS SOLE EXISTING IS DEPENDING ON SCARING PROPEL OF ISLAM AND MUSLIMS ,HOW SAD THIS IS .
    AS FOR THOSE COUNTRY WHO CLAIMS TO BE RULING ACCORDING TO ISLAMIC TEACHINGS L;IKE SAUDI ARABIA AND IRAN AND SOME RADICALS STATES WHO HAVE GAVE ISLAM BAD RAP,THESE GOVERNMENT ARE THE FARTHEST THING FROM ISLAM ,THESE DICTATORS ARE MISTREATING THEIR CITIZENS ESPECIALLY THE WOMEN ,IF ANYONE BOTHERED TO STUDY ISLAM ,THEY WOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT ISLAM WOULD NEVER ACCEPT SUCH TREATMENT AGAINST WOMEN,ISLAM IS THE FIRST RELIGIONS WHO GAVE WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE BEFORE ANY WESTERN FREEDOM LOVING STATES AS THEY CLAIMS SO FREQUENTLY ,ALTHOUGH THEY SEEM TO FORGET THAT WOMEN ONLY HAD THE RIGHT TO VOTE IN THE USA AND EUROPE JUST RECENTLY,WHEN ISLAM DID THAT 1432 YEARS AGO,THE FIRST SOCIAL SECURITY ACT WAS ENACTED IN THE 7Th CENTURY WHEN IT WAS ONLY ENACTED IN THE USA IN 1950',ISLAM IS WHAT GAVE THE WORLD SCIENCE AND ALGEBRA AND THE ADVANCEMENTS IN MEDICINE,NUT GOD FORBID WOULD THE WESTERN WORLD OR THE EASTERN RUSSIA AND EUROPE WILL EVER ADMIT.DID YOU ALL FORGET THE BIGGEST MASS MURDERS WAS COMMITTED BY PEOPLE OF TH WEST , QUEEN CATHERINE OF SPAIN IS ON THE TOP OF THAT LISTS ,FOLLOWED BY HITLER AND AND STALIN AND ALL OF LOVELY DICTATORS OF THE EUROPEANS CONTINENTS LEADERS AND THE COMMUNIST COUNTRIES ,ISN'T AMAZING THAT COMMUNIST CHINA ECONOMY IS THRIVING ON THE BACK OF WORKERS IN THE WESTERN SOCIETIES,AS THE PRICE THE WESTERN GOVERNMENTS IS WILLING TO PAY TO KEEP CHINA FROM GETTING INVOLVED IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS ,EVEN IF THAT'S MEANS MILLIONS OF UNEMPLOYED WORKERS IN THE USA AND EUROPE,IN THEIR EYES THAT IS A SMALL PRICE TO PAY FOR THE SAKE OF THE BIG CORPORATIONS MANIPULATING THE GLOBAL MARKETS IN THE 3RD WORLD WITHOUT FEARING CHINA INTERFERENCE ,SO FOR THE SAKE OF FEW BIG CORPORATIONS ,MILLIONS OF THE UNEMPLOYED AND THEIR SUFFERING FAMILIES,WHO GIVES A DAMN ABOUT THOSE FAMILIES ,I DON'T SEE THE POPE SAYING ANYTHING IN BEHALF OF THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING THE MOST FROM THE GREED OF THE BIG CORPORATIONS AND THE HEARTLESS AND GODLESS POLITICIANS.MORE TO COME

    December 26, 2011 at 11:01 pm |
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