Islamists on the March

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[audio:|titles=Sha’i ben-Tekoa]
…Yeah, these weeks, now months of upheaval in Araby do not bode well for us here on this island of civilization in a sea of barbarism. All around us the putatively secular regimes are being replaced by Islamist regimes.

Last week, Matthew Levitt at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy on their site gave out some information on the background of who is likely to replace Ali Abdallah Saleh in Yemen: his half-brother Gen. Ali Moshen al-Ahmar. That last name, by the way, is really his tribal identification. This man has a history as the most powerful general in the Yemeni army; of relationships with Islamist terrorists and possibly even training them. In the 1980s, during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan the resistance there to it, Ali Moshen al-Ahmar went to Afghanistan to meet with Osama bin Ladin. And when the volunteers from the Arab League states who had gone to Afghanistan to fight the Soviets, when it was over, wanted to come home, some of their home countries wouldn’t let them, for their radical Islamist beliefs and their training in weapons and explosives. So Gen. Ali Moshen al-Ahmar in Yemen gave them asylum there and supported them with a grant of 20 million dollars given him for that purpose by Osama bin Ladin.

In a nutshell, US military personnel engaged with al-Qaeda in Yemen are now likely to have far less cooperation from the government in Sanaa if he takes over.

And then there was a piece in the British Telegraph yesterday about the Libyan rebel commander Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi who is leading gunmen who fought with Al-Qaeda in Iraq against American Allied forces. This character is said to be a member of the LIFG, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group which in 1995 and ‘96 already killed dozens of Libyan army troop in Derna and Benghazi.

In other words, this clash between Gaddafi and these rebels has a history. And I add it is the history of Islam. In every generation there have been tyrants at the heads of governments; that is all these Hamites have known. And when circumstances enable a rebellion to break out, it is always in the name of Islam at war with a corrupt leader, who is a bad Muslim for the abuse of his subjects, like looting their treasure.

The word out of Washington, as previously webcast, is that US support for these rebels in Libya has been at the urging of the three weird sisters, Lady Macbeth Clinton, Dr. Susan Rice, PhD and Dr. Samantha Power, PhD, a known antiJewess but also probably many of other diplomats, other ignoramuses when it comes to the Middle East.

The best case interpretation as an explanation for US behavior, and European behavior is ignorance of the region and the culture.

The worst case analysis for what the United States is doing in Libya is that Imam Barack Hussein, unlike the women, has enough smarts to see the rise of the Islamists and smiles at the prospect…