Posted: September 16th, 2012 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Standout, That Human Condition, They Said What | Tags: Amroh Mamoni, Arab Spring, Egypt, Islam, Islamaphobia, Islamic Muslim extremists, Libya, London Muslim Protest, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, Sydney Australia, Sydney Islamic Protest, Sydney Muslim Protest, The Innocence of Islam, US Embassy | Comments Off
As Verity Penfold penned her summation of the latest Islamic uprising – Arab Spring Turns to Islamic Winter as Muslims Prove Unruly Ways – Sydney Muslims geared up for what was meant to be a peaceful protest. Several hundred protesters gathered in central Sydney with the intention of marching to the US Consulate.
OPINION! …Islamic community leaders need to GET A GRIP! remove the RADICAL elements, CUT the rhetoric and calm the rest of us with a little unity and LEADERSHIP! The truth is always averagely simple! The Australian Public watches the news nightly on their tv sets, sat there with the kids, possibly gnawing away at dinner. Three nights in a row each and every tv station is running news on the escalating violence, destruction of property, the anti US protests in the middle east. On the fourth night the Australian public watches the tv news and that same fracas is occurring in it’s own city!?
UPDATE! Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister – and former Premier of New South Wales – Bob Carr has waded into the discussion over Sydney’s Muslim riot, urging the Australian public not to blame the broader Muslim community for the behaviour of what he called a “Telephone Box Minority” Australia’s Immigration Minister, Chris Bowen has also chirped into the criticism and indicated he may cancel the visas of any “non-citizens” charged after the weekend’s violent protests in Sydney ::
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Posted: September 15th, 2012 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Standout | Tags: Arab Spring, Egypt, Islam, Islamic Muslim extremists, Libya, London Muslim Protest, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, Sydney Islamic Protest, Sydney Muslim Protest, The Innocence of Islam, US Embassy, WARNING VIDEO CONTENT MAY BE OFFENSIVE | Comments Off
UPDATE! As this post is being penned news is coming in via wires and Reuters that there has been an explosion of protests around the globe, including protests in London and Sydney. The theme of the protests is similar to those occurring in the middle east.
Reuters has quoted a protester in London as saying that he doesn’t believe in freedom of speech, that no one is allowed to criticise his prophet. Oh the irony… When asked if he understood that he was exercising his right to free speech, he responded that he did, “but he wasn’t criticising Mohamed.”
It’s hard to believe, less than 2 years the world celebrated the Islamic worlds uprising for justice, a fight to right the many wrongs imposed upon it by corrupt and brutal regimes. The Arab spring that kicked of in mid December 2010 has smouldered on to what can now only be viewed as a brawl without a good cause.
While Syrians continue their territorial to-and-fro – displacing hundreds of thousands of refugees to bordering nations, and displacing millions of citizens within the war torn country - the rest of the Arab world is busy bashing down any symbol of westernisation.
Kicking off in Cairo on Tuesday, crowds of angry muslim protestors vented their anger over an anti-Islamic film released on youtube.com, the initial Cairo protest has been reported as consisting mostly of hardline Islamists, supporters of the Salafist movement.
The protests have now moved to Tunisa – the original Arab Spring - Sudan, Lebanon, Yemen, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq, as well as continuing in Egypt and Libya WARNING VIDEO CONTENT MAY BE OFFENSIVE :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 31st, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: News, News Update, News Update!, Revolute | Tags: Arab League, Arab Spring, President Bashar al-Assad, Syria, The Crawl to Freedom Square | Comments Off
Large-scale violent anti-government protests unfolded across Syria as tens of thousands of demonstrators converged on public squares to protest the al-Assad regime – nationwide rallies dubbed “The Crawl to Freedom Square.”
Once again Syria has seen deadly clashes as tens of thousands filled the streets to demonstrate against the government of president Bashar al-Assad and make their voices heard to Arab League monitors.
The protests coincide with reports of increased violence against demonstrators by President Bashar al-Assad’s security forces, even as an Arab League fact-finding mission works to determine whether the Syrian government is abiding by a peace agreement to end a brutal crackdown on protesters.
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Posted: December 17th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Revolute, Standout, That Human Condition | Tags: Arab Awakening, Arab Spring, Basboosa, Chinese Land Dissidents, Mohamad Bouazizi, The Occupy Movement, Twelve Months of Protest | Comments Off
A year to the day, Mohamed - Basboosa – Bouazizi’s self-immolation in the sleepy Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid kicked off a year of global revolt, the convulsions have spread further than Basboosa could ever have been imagined. The Arab Spring was born. A simple street seller, Basboosa had his vegetable cart confiscated by local officials and in protest set himself on fire. His actions ignited a string of anti-government demonstrations that have transformed the Arab world.
Within days of Basboosa‘s tragic protest, thousands of Tunisians lined the streets with a new found instant courage, demanding an end to the 23-year dictatorship of president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
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