Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Feb.16, 2011, A Day Of 'Rolling Protests' In Islamic World

Islamic fundamentalists throughout the mideast spent the day in shrill protest, calling for jihad and the ouster of dictators in a “Day Of Rage” imitating that of Egypt's last week.

In public demonstrations, on the internet, radio broadcasts, Facebook and Twitter invectives, Islamic fundamentalists in Algeria, Libya, Yemen, and Iran, as well as the tiny Persian Gulf emirate Bahrain called for a day of Islamic rage in which a longing for a more pristine form of the Mohammedan faith in the one God, Allah, would rid their nations of dictators – most of whom have been in power for three or more decades – and replace them in theocracies based on their religious creed.

Political pundits from one end of the spectrum to the other all agreed that the outpouring of fervent emotion is very similar to the rant found on websites espousing the doctrines of the Muslim Brotherhood, an outlawed international Islamic organization founded in Cairo during the 20's and chiefly responsible for the abdication of King Farouk, the militray-backed administrations of Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anwar Sadat and Hosni Mubarak.

The demands voiced by revolutionists in one dictatorship after another on Wednesday echo the doctrine of the brotherhood in its central religious and political tenets and Sharia philosophy of carrying Islam throughout the world with the Qaran in one hand and the sword in the other. The chief demand is that infidel accept the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed or accept a death penalty, second class citizenship known as dhimmitude, or banishment from their native nations.

The international religious revolution would upset a balance of power carefully worked out in a pax Americana following the collapse of the Soviet Union in which a coalition between Egypt and Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf emirates and principalities supplies petroleum and natural gas to Western Europe and North America and relies upon American naval, air and infantry power to fend off more radical Islamic states such as Iran, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Though traders caution that no real indicators are in place to cause a panic following the day's 2.5% uptick in the price of international petroleum futures for March delivery, investors are poised to take advantage of profit taking that would become possible should there be any such movement on the part of the states that have previously been considered moderate members of an OPEC cartel which self regulates such matters as production and availability of petroleum products for mutual advantage.

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