12/21/12

Stealing elections in a civilized society and in a barbaric culture. Either way, evil triumphed once again.

By: Nelson Abdullah
Conscience of a Conservative

Egypt and the United States just recently had two fairly close elections in which evil triumphed both at home and abroad. In modern times we often feel in our hearts that in the end good will triumph over evil but in today’s world that does not always happen. But it is interesting to see a comparison between the civilized process in America that allows for elections to be stolen and the barbaric methods used in Egypt that allowed evil to triumph. Edmund Burke once said that “the only thing necessary for evil to triumph was for good men to do nothing”. But evil also wins when they stack the deck.

The evil that won in Egypt was the narrow approval of the new Sharia compliant Islamic constitution heavily promoted by Islamic terrorist-supporting group called The Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt is an ancient country with a popular 6000-year old history that involved the Pharaohs, the pyramids, Anthony and Cleopatra and the story of Moses. It is because of Egypt’s popularity in Europe and the West that it has flourished with tourism and has evolved well through modern times into a diverse, multicultural nation. Its population consists of two major Muslim sects and a large number of Coptic Christians. Until recently, Egypt was ruled by a hard-line military dictator Hosni Mubarak for almost 30-years but following an Islamic revolution called the Arab Spring, that was supported by America’s Muslim-in-Chief Barack Hussein Obama, Mubarak was ousted and a Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi was elected president. Almost immediately, Morsi proclaimed dictatorial powers for himself and pushed for a new constitution based on Islamic Sharia law. Thousands of Egyptians reacted with violent protests. The latest news indicates that the new Islamic constitution was narrowly approved by the voters but recently has details emerged that tell how that approval was accomplished with widespread voter intimidation.

In America, we recently had our own election in which the Democrat candidate, Barack Hussein Obama, himself a would-be Muslim and notably a confirmed Marxist/Socialist with life-long ties to the communist party, was reelected by a devout following of ignorant, uninformed, greedy mass of voters. This, coming after four years of an unprecedented, disastrous attack on the U.S. economy in which Obama looted our Treasury, borrowed trillions of dollars to squander upon his supporters who, in turn, made heavy contributions to his political campaign. No one ever expected Barack Hussein Obama to win the election because his popularity had been well below 50% for most of his first term. With a four year record of unemployment of greater than 8% and totals exceeding 15-20% that included the hopelessly unemployed, with a housing crisis involving millions of foreclosures and a disastrous foreign policy of appeasement and bowing before foreign leaders, Obama was considered the worst leader of America even more so than Jimmy Carter. Yet, in spite of also declaring virtual dictatorial powers just like Mohamad Morsi in Egypt, Obama was reelected. And in spite of the documented cases of fraud the Republicans were prevented from contesting the election results because of a decade old consent agreement with the Justice Dept.

In America our elections here were stolen through a combination that ranged from slight-of-hand technology, to brute force, to fraud, to intimidation and through misinformation spread by a conspiratorial enterprise of corrupt journalism and a one-sided, biased news media who couldn’t tell the difference between propaganda and truth. Hundreds of cases have been reported of voter turnout in counties that was greater than the number of registered voters, illegal immigrant voters, undocumented absentee ballots being counted without the presence of unbiased bipartisan witnesses, rigged voting machines that reversed the selected vote to that of the Democrat candidate Obama and where polling places had intimidating members of the Black Panthers making threats to voters. In America we also had a sizable number of Christians who stayed away from the polls on election day because they had been convinced by a combination of stupid articles published on right-wing Christian web sites to similarly biased articles published on left-wing web sites that the Moron religion of the Republican candidate was against their hard-line Christian beliefs. But most of all it was the unprecedented bias against the Republicans by the totally controlled leftist news media that spewed hatred and lies about Republicans on a daily basis. A degree of bias so blatant that some so-called journalists were seen reading scripts from left-wing web sites during broadcasts. So it is interesting to compare how the election process in America was different from a less civilized country.

I have read several stories from Egypt about some of the outright violence to intimidate the minority Christian voters to stay home and not participate on the constitutional referendum. Had they not been subjected to violence and intimidation the votes of the Christian population would certainly have tipped the results to the other direction. Since a large portion of the voters in Egypt who voted against the new constitution were themselves Muslim it is proof that only the most extreme Muslim factions support Islamic Sharia law. Three interesting stories were reported at Jihad Watch and Pamela Geller’s Atlas Shrugs that show how just successful the voter intimidation was.

Egypt: 50,000 Muslims led by sword-wielding men march through Christian areas, chanting that country would be “Islamic, Islamic, despite the Christians”

And making sure the Christians didn’t vote in the referendum.

More on this this story. “Fear keeps Egypt’s Christians away from polls,” by Hamza Hendawi for the Associated Press, December 18 (thanks to Betsy):

ASSIUT, Egypt (AP) – A campaign of intimidation by Islamists left most Christians in this southern Egyptian province too afraid to participate in last week’s referendum on an Islamist-drafted constitution they deeply oppose, residents say. The disenfranchisement is hiking Christians’ worries over their future under empowered Muslim conservatives. Around a week before the vote, some 50,000 Islamists marched through the provincial capital, Assiut, chanting that Egypt will be “Islamic, Islamic, despite the Christians.” At their head rode several bearded men on horseback with swords in scabbards on their hips, evoking images of early Muslims conquering Christian Egypt in the 7th Century.

They made sure to go through mainly Christian districts of the city, where residents, fearing attacks, shuttered down their stores and stayed in their homes, witnesses said.

The day of the voting itself on Saturday, Christian voting was minimal – as low as seven percent in some areas, according to church officials. Some of those who did try to head to polling stations in some villages were pelted by stones, forcing them to turn back without casting ballots, Christian activists and residents told The Associated Press this week.

Egypt: Christian voters turned away from referendum vote

Because it was known that they would vote against the Sharia constitution. More on this story. “Egypt Islamists claim majority in referendum,” from AP, December 15 (thanks to Kenneth):

CAIRO A narrow majority of Egyptians who voted in the first round of a referendum on a proposed Islamist-backed constitution have approved the document, according to unofficial tallies compiled by the Muslim Brotherhood and released early Sunday. An official tweet by the Brotherhood, Egypt’s most powerful political group, said its tallies showed nearly 57 percent of voters said “yes” to the disputed charter, while about 43 percent voted “no.” The vote was held on Saturday in 10 of the country’s 27 provinces, including Cairo and the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, Egypt’s second largest city.

Voting in the remaining provinces will be held Dec. 22….
The violations reported by monitors included polling centers collecting votes without judges to oversee the process, civil employees illegally replacing the judges, ballot papers not officially stamped as per regulations, campaigning inside polling stations and Christian voters being turned away.

Sunday, December 16, 2012 (ATLAS SHRUGS)
Women without Hijabs were prevented from voting in Egypt

Is it any wonder the sharia constitution passed?
More of Obama’s progress in Egypt. And American women supported that prig.

The greatest fear among many Americans has been that should Barack Hussein Obama have the opportunity to rule our nation for four more years we would loose every right guaranteed in our own Constitution. A similar fear expressed by a large number of Egyptians for the future of their country. And truth be known, even before his second term has begun, Barack Hussein Obama has made plans to disarm the citizens of America as every other dictator has done throughout history. In the name of public safety, an overused term favored by mindless liberals, Obama has bowed once again to the ACLU-created events perpetrated by mentally ill sociopaths who felt a need to commit mass murder. Following the unconscionably faulty logic of liberal academics who habitually spread fear and paranoia about guns in schools that has resulted in leaving them all totally defenseless to attack by mentally ill psychopaths like Adam Lanza in Connecticut, the liberal news media has been handed a new campaign to help convince the population to a need to disarm our nation. It is no wonder that gun sales in America have soared in the last four years. With the expected fall of our society and pending civil war, those millions of Americans who always clung to their guns and bibles plan on being among the survivors or at least to die trying. And the one argument you won’t hear in the left-wing controlled debates over the Second Amendment is the Founding Fathers belief that an armed population was the best threat against government tyranny. And you can bet on it that tyranny is galloping full speed ahead on the Four Horses of the Apocalypse.

My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides.

12/21/12

An opinion on gun control

By: Larry Correia
Monster Hunter International

I didn’t want to post about this, because frankly, it is exhausting. I’ve been having this exact same argument for my entire adult life. It is not an exaggeration when I say that I know pretty much exactly every single thing an anti-gun person can say. I’ve heard it over and over, the same old tired stuff, trotted out every single time there is a tragedy on the news that can be milked. Yet, I got sucked in, and I’ve spent the last few days arguing with people who either mean well but are uninformed about gun laws and how guns actually work (who I don’t mind at all), or the willfully ignorant (who I do mind), or the obnoxiously stupid who are completely incapable of any critical thinking deeper than a Facebook meme (them, I can’t stand).

Today’s blog post is going to be aimed at the first group. I am going to try to go through everything I’ve heard over the last few days, and try to break it down from my perspective. My goal tonight is to write something that my regular readers will be able to share with their friends who may not be as familiar with how mass shootings or gun control laws work.

A little background for those of you who don’t know me, and this is going to be extensive so feel free to skip the next few paragraphs, but I need to establish the fact that I know what I am talking with, because I am sick and tired of my opinion having the same weight as a person who learned everything they know about guns and violence from watching TV.

I am now a professional novelist. However, before that I owned a gun store. We were a Title 7 SOT, which means we worked with legal machineguns, suppresors, and pretty much everything except for explosives. We did law enforcement sales and worked with equipment that is unavailable from most dealers, but that means lots and lots of government inspections and compliance paperwork. This means that I had to be exceedingly familiar with federal gun laws, and there are a lot of them. I worked with many companies in the gun industry and still have many friends and contacts at various manufacturers. When I hear people tell me the gun industry is unregulated, I have to resist the urge to laugh in their face.

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