Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A million Egyptians in Tahrir Square chant "To Jerusalem we are heading, Martyrs in the millions."



Briefly, this morning, let us consider this inspiring video as millions of Egyptians return to Tahrir Square and sing the praises (and religio-political objectives) of their newly-won freedoms.

74 Comments:

Anonymous Boohanna said...

This is merely a manifestation of a cultural difference and hence to only be celebrated.

Anyone who says otherwise simply has to be, by definition, an islamophobic racist nazi.

23 February 2011 at 09:32  
Blogger Terry White said...

@ Boohanna,
One hopes you are right and that the reall meaning of the chant is metaphysical rather than intentional.
For if not, Boohana, that would make you and the million or so people in the video, and to use your own words: 'by definition, Judaism-aphobic racist Nazis'.
Wouldn't it!

23 February 2011 at 09:41  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Well then, let’s have a good dose of Judaeo-Christian ‘culture’:

13 O my God, make them like the whirling dust,
Like the chaff before the wind!
14 As the fire burns the woods,
And as the flame sets the mountains on fire,
15 So pursue them with Your tempest,
And frighten them with Your storm.
16 Fill their faces with shame,
That they may seek Your name, O LORD.
17 Let them be confounded and dismayed forever;
Yes, let them be put to shame and perish,
18 That they may know that You, whose name alone is the LORD,
Are the Most High over all the earth.

Psalm 83

Remember lads - say it out loud and proud!

Amen.

23 February 2011 at 10:02  
Anonymous boohanna said...

Apologies Terry


Should have put 'sarc' after my comment.

23 February 2011 at 10:33  
Blogger Maturecheese said...

All this revolution in the Middle East is worrying because if it intensifies the Judeo/Christian - Islamic conflict into a full scale war, our own country is extremely susceptible to internal carnage thanks to our stupid immigration policies. How many potential martyrs have we nurtured? I just hope I am wrong and maybe suffering from paranoia.

23 February 2011 at 10:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does any one remember Enoch Powel?

It is beginning to look as if he may have been correct!

Now let us see which way the new emerging Caliphate will move and
at what cost to the social engineering fools who would like to dismiss
the social and economical advancements gained through Christian
values over the past few thousand years.

23 February 2011 at 11:09  
Anonymous Ernst Stavro Blofeld said...

Bluedog my faithful hound said 22 February 2011 20:04


"We can only applaud the courage of these educated young Muslims who are rejecting tribalism and medieval theocracy for a Western political future."
Bluedog, my sweet boy, I think you will find that all the 7/7 'disenfranchised' suicide bombers who were educated and nurtured at british taxpayer expense, were similar to those same 'educated young Muslims' you are now praising..Where is the discernment? as wishful thinking has never 'won the day' in anything.

Old Ernst is ALWAYS proved right, my delightfully coloured mutt.

Next you'll be telling me 'they are only singing the egyptian equivalent of the 'Blaydon Races' to the geordies.

"We went to Tahrir Square
Twas on the twentythird of February
Two Thousand and Ten
On a winter's afternoon
We took the bus from Ghiza
And she was heavy laden
Away we went along Nasser Street
That's on the Road to Cairo
"

The mob joins in;

Oh me martyrs, you should've seen us gannin
Passing the journalists along the road
And all of them were starin'
All the lads and lasses there
They all had smilin' faces
Gannin along the Naquib Road
To shout ,we are the Muslim Racists"

Might get to number one on Radio Sawa?

Ernst

23 February 2011 at 11:25  
Blogger Josh VB said...

Re: Dr. Singh -

"Well then, let’s have a good dose of Judaeo-Christian ‘culture’:

13 O my God, make them like the whirling dust,
Like the chaff before the wind!
14 As the fire burns the woods,
And as the flame sets the mountains on fire,
15 So pursue them with Your tempest,
And frighten them with Your storm.
16 Fill their faces with shame,
That they may seek Your name, O LORD.
17 Let them be confounded and dismayed forever;
Yes, let them be put to shame and perish,
18 That they may know that You, whose name alone is the LORD,
Are the Most High over all the earth.

Psalm 83

Remember lads - say it out loud and proud!"


It makes me very proud. Along with verses like: "Never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, 'Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord'"

Praying to God for him to destroy your enemy, and sitting back to allow him to do so, is far different from someone who follows an impotant allah who relies on men and women strapping on suicide vests in order to get anything done.

23 February 2011 at 11:28  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

Is it just me who immediately wants to check whether this is actually what it claims to be?

23 February 2011 at 11:29  
Anonymous Ernst Stavro Blofeld said...

Josh VB said 23 February 2011 11:28

Hate to be a fuddy old nitpicker but;

"Praying to God for him to destroy your enemy (Shouldn't it be because they are HIS enemies and not yours, they are only yours because you agree with the 'Almighty', old boy)., and sitting back to allow him to do so, is far different from someone who follows an impotant allah who relies on men and women strapping on suicide vests in order to get anything done." Yes, an unfortunate delusion of those who believe HE 'rubberstamps' everything we do, irrespective!

A little bit of the 'Wisdom of Ernst', Josh VB, my dear fellow.

Ernst

Ps

Operative DanJO ;-) 1010 La Rue, you sweet cynical boy..Forever doubting and the reason why you are sooo valuable to Ernst and SPECTRE.

As Blair would have said in Cranmer's place..'It is exactly what is says on the tin'

Your Supreme Leader

23 February 2011 at 11:41  
Blogger D. Singh said...

‘Shouldn't it be because they are HIS enemies and not yours, they are only yours because you agree with the 'Almighty', old boy…’

That also helps explain why God forgives (when they ask) those who have wronged their victims: without God asking the victim for permission.

It’s as if when the wrong-doer wronged the victim: he first wronged God.

23 February 2011 at 11:55  
Anonymous Ernst Stavro Blofeld said...

DanJo said 23 February 2011 11:29

Operative DanJO ;-) 1010 La Rue, you sweet cynical boy..

If you had grown a beard and had any compunction to be a 'Lawrence of Arabia' type and accept the SPECTRE mission offered to you, then and only then, might you be able to understand the lingo.

Calling Cranmer a deceitful old codger is pretty reprobate, even for you, young man.

Your disappopinted leader

Ernst

ps

D Singh..please remove any implied reference to Ernst agreeing with your take on his clear understanding of why anyone should be referring to the Almighty and only why!!!

23 February 2011 at 11:59  
Blogger D. Singh said...

'What I have written, I have written.'

Pontius Pilate, Prefect of Judea

23 February 2011 at 12:06  
Anonymous Ernst Stavro Blofeld said...

Operative DanJO ;-) 1010 La Rue 23 February 2011 11:29

Young Man, you are infuriating me so much I am making spelling mistakes that people might infer means I am really Not A Machine.

Desist from upsetting me further as Irma is on standby should I press the green button (your demise) rather than the brown button (Fatty Latte, with demarara, one cube).

Blofeld

23 February 2011 at 12:11  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

"Calling Cranmer a deceitful old codger is pretty reprobate, even for you, young man."

I'm not. I'm merely saying it may be that he's seeing what he, and his accolytes, expect to see and perhaps even want to see.

Has anyone actually checked the primary source and verified the content? I'm betting this is on all sorts of special interest websites now.

23 February 2011 at 12:32  
Blogger The Gray Monk said...

It was inevitable as soon as Mr Livingstone's favourite terrorist supporting Mullah landed there!

23 February 2011 at 12:53  
Anonymous Ernst Stavro Blofeld said...

Operative DanJO ;-) 1010 La Rue 23 February 2011 12:32

"I'm not. I'm merely saying..blah, blah, blah, blah, blah = Cranmer is a deceitful old codger.

"Has anyone actually checked the primary source and verified the content?" Call me a foolish old meglomaniac but I think the old windbag's reputation might be slightly damaged if they are really singing...!'To Jerusalem we are heading, To worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob."

Stop being unnecessarily suspicious, as you keep claiming regarding this superstitious lot that frequent this blog or ask Yasmin Alibhai-Brown@ independent.co.uk!

Your Supreme Leader

23 February 2011 at 12:56  
Anonymous six day war said...

'Martyrs in the millions?'...Muppets in the millions, more like.

23 February 2011 at 13:02  
Anonymous Ernst Stavro Blofeld said...

Operative DanJO ;-) 1010 La Rue 23 February 2011 12:32


A 'word to the wise' my impulsive young operative.

We have a nice little stand-off here, between The bearded old windbag and his communicants and Ernst and his, including yourself, G Davis and others. Works nicely, does it not? Let's keep it that way.

Maintain the unstated Status Quo (No, not that bunch of long haired, lager drinking louts), young man as there are Blog's you would'nt want to be seen dead on..Pun not intended for you, Cranny, old boy.

I trust we have an understanding, Operative DanJO ;-) 1010 La Rue?!

Your Supreme Leader

23 February 2011 at 13:17  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

@ DanJ0 (11:29)—I can pick out two of the four words being chanted: al-Quds (Jerusalem), and shuhada’ (martyrs).

23 February 2011 at 13:40  
Blogger Windsor Tripehound said...

A question YG. Are the "Ernst Stavro Blofeld" comments incomprehensible or is it just me?

If it is the former, please do us all a favour and delete them. I'd hate to see this blog go the same way as Guido's, i.e. usually sensible and often important postings being diminished by nonsensical comments from trolls and egomaniacs.

23 February 2011 at 13:41  
Anonymous Ernst Stavro Blofeld said...

Operative DanJO ;-) 1010 La Rue 23 February 2011 12:32

To make my point;

Only the other day I was seriously considering sending you to Birmingham.

Standing outside Birminham Central Mosque and shouting 'Gok Wan Akhbar, Gok Wan Akhbar' whilst selling bacon butties is not the sort of mission any Meglomaniacal Genius should be considering sending an 'Impulsive Operative' for a bit of 'Ethnic Chastisement'.

Please remember who pays to keep you in the hedonistic lifestyle you currently enjoy.

Blofeld

Johnny Boy said 23 February 2011 13:40

Well stated...I like the Easter Bonnet, very becoming! Sir

Windsor Tripehound whined 23 February 2011 13:41

"Are the "Ernst Stavro Blofeld" comments incomprehensible or is it just me?. It is just you!"
..egomaniacs. Meglomaniac if you please. There is method within the madness except you are too simple to appreciate it, my foolish hound!

What is the problem? Can you not take an opinion other than your own shallow one..How very revealing!

23 February 2011 at 13:51  
Blogger Archbishop Cranmer said...

Mr Windsor Triphound,

The short answer is 'yes'.

Alas, His Grace simply does not have the time either to filter comments or systematically delete them. Guido operates a full-time outfit, but still doesn't do that.

23 February 2011 at 13:52  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

@ Windsor Tripehound (13:41)—As Henry Blofeld’s father has praised my headgear (though all praise should really be directed at Donatello for his David), I feel I ought to return the favour and say that I find nuggets of wisdom among his lightheartedness. At least, I think they’re nuggets of wisdom...

23 February 2011 at 14:14  
Blogger thestreetman said...

But the BBC (well at least 3,987 of their correspondents currently in Egypt) say that the Muslim Brotherhood are gentle, moderate, kindly, multiculti sort of chaps....!

Now they can't be wrong, can they?

23 February 2011 at 14:18  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Your Grace

I agree with Mr Rottenborough. Although I would say the number of Blofeld's posts are 'excessive'.

Nevertheless, I do find he is speaking to those well-versed in the Bible and the works of Ian Fleming. His posts are peppered with quotes from the fictional character Blofeld.

I suspect he is not against us but for us.

23 February 2011 at 14:20  
Anonymous Ernst Stavro Blofeld said...

Your grace

Ernst is equally humbled and chastened by your comments.

'Alas, His Grace simply does not have the time either to filter comments or systematically delete them. Guido operates a full-time outfit, but still doesn't do that.' Phew!

Johnny Rottenborough 23 February 2011 14:14

At last, someone who can see what 'Ernst' is trying to accomplish via lightheartedness, bless you dear boy!
Some people appear to have had a humour bypass on this blog, Johnny .

D Singh 23 February 2011 14:20

Sshhhh. I have my reputation to consider!

Your humbled communicant and most secret admirer,Cranmer, which I would deny most vigorously if pressed.

Blofeld

23 February 2011 at 14:24  
Anonymous non mouse said...

I respond to Blofeld rather as I do to Margaret Beaufort. That is to say, with considerable interest in their accomplishments; however, I'm not sure how any of us would get on, if we met face to face...

:)

23 February 2011 at 14:40  
Anonymous non mouse said...

As to the seething masses in what the franco-germans call the "Orient" -- I wonder why they're all erupting at the same time.

Is it just an episode of dermatitis in response to 'incitement', or is the rash a symptom of a deeper systemic disorder/infection? Can we expect them to march on Jerusalem instanter, or do they just want their pictures in the papers?

And, as one or two commentators have broached the topic --- how long before the 'pandemic' reaches our own shores?

23 February 2011 at 14:55  
Anonymous Ernst Stavro Blofeld said...

"I respond to Blofeld rather as I do to Margaret Beaufort."
Do you infer to, Lady Margaret Beaufort, the mother of King Henry VII and grandmother of King Henry VIII of England?.
"however, I'm not sure how any of us would get on, if we met face to face... "

I am the pleasant character brilliantly portrayed and captured by the actor Charles Gray (my personal favourite as expressed to Chubby and Larry) and mean you no harm unless crossed!

:o)

Ernst

23 February 2011 at 14:55  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

An opinion poll of Egyptians conducted by the Pew Research Centre found that:

● 95% approved of Islam playing a large rôle in politics
● 54% favoured segregation of the sexes at work
● 82% favoured the stoning of adulterers
● 84% favoured death for apostates from Islam
● 77% favoured flogging or amputation for theft

Add the chant of the crowd in Tahrir Square and David Cameron’s remark in Kuwait looks surprisingly well-informed: ‘Across the Arab world, aspirations are stirring which have lain dormant.’

23 February 2011 at 15:03  
Anonymous non mouse said...

Indeed, Mr. Blofeld, I refer that very historical character. Of your own - well, I always wonder what the cat is thinking (while keeping an eye on the cat's 'father,' of course).

23 February 2011 at 15:13  
Anonymous non mouse said...

'to that....'

23 February 2011 at 15:14  
Anonymous Ernst Stavro Blofeld said...

Non mouse said 23 February 2011 15:13

'Of your own - well, I always wonder what the cat is thinking'.
Tiddle's tell me 'Daddy, purrlease may I have a piece of the soon to be defunct SPECTRE operative.

'to that....'

Hmm, a wise observation and I really must remember to keep an eye on you, non mouse!
There is more to you than meets the eye.

Blofeld

23 February 2011 at 15:48  
Anonymous Michal said...

Oh it says so in the title? I suppose we can trust this unknown uploader with telling us the truth.

People in the comments say they're actually chanting "To the palace we go" which is fairly different from "To Jerusalem we go."

I haven't found this story in any major media, so it best be approached with prejudice.

23 February 2011 at 16:08  
Anonymous Ernst Stavro Blofeld said...

Michal said 23 February 2011 16:08

From the muslim blogger on youtube called 'woundsofummah' who states;

This should be translated as:

"To Alquds we're going as Shuhada' in millions!"

Easily discovered, my foolish young man.

If we secularists must revert to solely lying and not deception (SPECTRE's prime Raison d'être ) then all is lost..

Do your homework next time, there's a good chap!

Blofeld

23 February 2011 at 16:25  
Anonymous Michal said...

Ernest you of course assume that there are no salafist or wahhabists elements who would be willing to take advantage of an unintelligible chanting Arabic crowd. I bet there's thousands of "muslim bloggers" who are absolutely ecstatic over anything that hints of Jihad, unfortunately I can't just take them at their word because I'm sure there's ten times as many muslim bloggers of a completely different persuasion.

It'd be best heard from mouth of a trained expert on Arabic, rather than Taliban-like Anglican blogger or a random unknown "muslim" blogger.

I'll believe it when I'll read it in the Telegraph, or when it will be on CNN or somesuch network.

23 February 2011 at 16:33  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

DanJ0 said...
"Is it just me who immediately wants to check whether this is actually what it claims to be?"

Finally Danjo a comment we can agree on, I came across this very same video a couple of days back and some comments beneath it claimed they are saying to the palace we will go!

Any interpreters in the house?

23 February 2011 at 16:37  
Anonymous Ernst Stavro Blofeld said...

Michal further said 23 February 2011 16:33

Dear boy

I think you will agree on visiting the individual's section on Youtube, that this is a sincerely 'disenfranchised' person in dire need of your wise words of support.

http://www.youtube.com/user/WoundsOfUmmah

Happy viewing.

I am certain you will agree, Ernst is rarely duped.

Bredinthebone also said 23 February 2011 16:37

Follow the link, Agent Hobgoblin Scaramouche 0666, Ernst never steers a 'Wrong un'.

Always sceptically yours

Blofeld

23 February 2011 at 16:47  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uXhx0Mc_pA

Coming to a shit creek near you

23 February 2011 at 17:07  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

@ Michal (16:08)—The chant transliterates as lil-quds raiheen shuhada’ bil-malayeen: ‘To Jerusalem we go martyrs by the millions’.

23 February 2011 at 17:52  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

"Finally Danjo a comment we can agree on, I came across this very same video a couple of days back and some comments beneath it claimed they are saying to the palace we will go! Any interpreters in the house?"

With my ears, "to the palace" sounds a bit like "ee al alcous" and "to Jerusalem" sounds a bit like "ee al qud oos". I think I am hearing the first one in the chants.

I work with a native Arabic speaker who is back in my workplace tomorrow. I'll get him to listen too.

Searching the Net, I can't find a single reputable site that is carrying this, they're all wacko End of Days, or conspiracy theory, or extremist, or alarmist sites. And boy are there lots of those, everyone is terribly excited by it.

23 February 2011 at 18:03  
Anonymous Sir Oswald said...

Better they go to Jerusalem than come to Europe. We could send them reinforcements from among out own diverse population. In fact we could reinforce both sides.

23 February 2011 at 18:16  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

@ DanJ0 (18:03)—‘Palace’ in Arabic is qasr. The crowd is chanting lil-quds, ‘to Jerusalem’.

23 February 2011 at 18:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

danjo said 23 February 2011 18:03

With my ears, "to the palace" sounds a bit like "ee al alcous (ee bi goum)" and "to Jerusalem" sounds a bit like "ee al qud oos (ee eis machi it oup". I think I am hearing the first one in the chants. (I am hearing neither but then we hear what we want to hear).

I work with a native Arabic speaker who is back in my workplace tomorrow. I'll get him to listen too.
How fortuitous that one is there.

We leave the lying to the secularists!

23 February 2011 at 18:34  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

I cut a bit off "cous-sarr" which is probably the same as "qasr" in your version. As I said, I'm not hearing the "qudoos" sound at all. It's softer, like "cous". But hey, that's crowds for you. You're one of those certainty people whereas I'm not so I suppose it's all very clear to you and you can say definitely: "The crowd is chanting ...". I'd like some context to all this and I can't find it.

23 February 2011 at 18:37  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

"How fortuitous that one is there. We leave the lying to the secularists!"

It's astonishing, isn't it? I work for an international company based in the Midlands: an area well-known for its multi-ethnic inhabitants. Who would have thought I could ask an Arabic speaker? How bizarre of me to come up with that! Next, I'll be claiming I can ask for language advice from someone who can speak Urdu or Gujarati. Or even Cantonese/Mandarin. Perhaps Farsi, too. How do I do this without even blushing? You've certainly caught me out there, my anonymous stalker. Well done.

23 February 2011 at 18:49  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

@ DanJ0 (18:37)—If you can read Arabic, have a look at the title of the original video. It begins with للقدس lil-quds, ‘to Jerusalem’.

23 February 2011 at 19:01  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

The title entered by the uploader of the video?

By the way, have you checked out any of the other footage of this event for concordance?

23 February 2011 at 19:24  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

@ DanJ0 (19:24)—You win. The crowd is chanting: ‘They’re changing guard at Buckingham Palace and Islam bears the Jews no malice.’

23 February 2011 at 19:36  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

Am I right in saying that the clip is showing Al Jazeera footage from 18th February? The 'march of victory' celebration? It looks like their logo. The stored footage I can find of it looks very benign on the Al Jazeera website so far. Speeches, patriotic music, very happy people, and lots of flag waving.

It's interesting that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad can make a statement about Israel that has everyone, news channels, diplomats, and so on, pouring over his precise meaning and yet a crowd of 2 million people supposedly chanting "To Jerusalem, we are heading, Martyrs in the millions", and broadcast by Al Jazeera if I'm right, just goes viral through youtube and various special interest websites without hitting the national and international media.

I wonder if it's in any way possible that, say, the 'march of victory' celebration footage was overlaid with loud but difficult to interpret chanting from a previous demonstration when Mubarak was deposed after protestors marched on the palace? Footage and chanting steered a bit in interpretation by some text? Radical thinking, I know, but I'm a bit like that sometimes.

23 February 2011 at 20:21  
Blogger Windsor Tripehound said...

Archbishop Cranmer said...
Mr Windsor Triphound,The short answer is 'yes'.


YG, thank you for taking the trouble to reply.

It's depressing that such an important and disturbing matter as resurgent Islam is being treated so lightly.

I recommend anyone interested in these things to read JFC Fuller's opinion of the importance of Charles Martel's victory at Tours and Don John of Austria's victory at Lepanto.

If you're in a more apocalyptic frame of mind you could also try Daniel 9:20-27 and Sir Robert Anderson's interpretation of that passage.

23 February 2011 at 20:35  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

Sir Oswald said...
"Better they go to Jerusalem than come to Europe. We could send them reinforcements from among out own diverse population. In fact we could reinforce both sides."

I have little sympathy for Israel considering what Zionist politics has done for the west either.

DanJ0 said..."Searching the Net, I can't find a single reputable site that is carrying this, they're all wacko End of Days, or conspiracy theory, or extremist, or alarmist sites. And boy are there lots of those, everyone is terribly excited by it."

Thats the reason I gave it a miss when I happened across the thing, marching on the palace better fits the scenario unfolding.

Extremists or not, like the rest of us they are sick and tired with Zionist usurpers.

23 February 2011 at 21:41  
Anonymous Petronius said...

While the (supposed??) audio content of this video is concerning, I find myself (surprisingly) agreeing with DanJo in his call for some context here.
The recent events in the Middle East have been a bit of an eye-opener for me, I have to admit. You see, I had always gone along with the theory that "Muslim people don't want democracy and can't handle it, etc". But recent events are making me reconsider my view. From what I can gather re the Egyptian uprising, it looks like a case of ordinary citizens simply desiring political change and an end to despotic, tyrannical government.
In that context, is it possible that the people in this video are simply "drunk on euphoria" (from having evicted a tyrant) and that they are simply singing a traditional folklore song, or something like that?

I remember watching Gordon Brown leave Downing Street last May, and I was jumping for joy to be rid of the grotty Labour gargoyle. My neighbours must have thought I was having some sort of siezure, judging by the noises I was making, and perhaps they wondered whether to call an ambulance. If someone had started up a rendition of "Jerusalem" at that moment, I would have sung my merry heart out, but this would not automatically mean that I wanted to establish the Israeli State in London. See what I mean? It would be just a song, a shout of exclamation and patriotic jubilation.
I do not mean to deny that there are radical Islamist jihadists who certainly DO want to march upon Jerusalem with violent intent, of course. We all know that to be the case. I'm just thinking, perhaps we need not read too much into this particular video, given the circumstances.

23 February 2011 at 22:17  
Anonymous bluedog said...

Mr Petronius @ 22.17, I would very much like to believe that you are right, because I share your optimism. My assumption about all this Arab democracy has been that if they accept the will of the people they are implicitly rejecting the will of allah and adopting Western political values.

However one has to allow for the possibility that the Arab street is/are too stupid to understand what it/they is/are doing and that the pessimists are right.

23 February 2011 at 22:41  
Blogger Terry White said...

Haven't read all the comments but this one stands out:
@Ernst Stavro Blofeld - 'my delightfully coloured mutt'.
Are you serious Sir/ I would not wish to associate myself with anything like that thank you.
Here is where I shall be cast out by the godly, whomever they may be, and whichever god they profess to follow:
There is only one God. People call Him by different names. It is Man's folly, being a tribal species like so many others, that he resorts to taking sides and calling another's name for God false.
Let's not get into the arguments which are legion.
I hope the throng in Tahir Square are chanting metaphorically. In this they would be no different than other religions.
Fpr my part I am delighted that they have been so brave as to demand what is rightfully theirs and as long as it is peacefully intended I wish them well.

24 February 2011 at 01:21  
Anonymous Sage said...

They will never take Jerusalem. If the Egyptians were mad enough to attack Israel they'd be far more likely to lose their own land than to take Jerusalem.

24 February 2011 at 05:12  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Mr Windsor Tripehound

The situation certainly does require a serious analysis.

In my view theocracies and not democracies are about to be established.

It is quite possible that they will cut of the West's oil supply (by selling it to the 'Kings of the East').

Nearly everything we touch is either directly or indirectly made from oil: 'Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!"'


The West may come to the brink of collapse.

US and EU annexation is likely. (The map will look like the Roman Empire.) This will undoubtedly attract intervention from the 'Kings of the East'.

24 February 2011 at 08:19  
Anonymous len said...

The enemies of Israel(and God) are gathering.
Although this is be played out on Earth the real battle is in the Heavenlies.It is a Spiritual battle.
The spirit that would come against Israel is as old as time itself. This spirit has passed through many peoples and Nations and will work through any who open themselves up to it.It has even used 'christian religions'.It presents itself as hatred of the Jew and ultimately wishes to destroy the purposes of the God of Abraham ,Isaac,and Jacob.

24 February 2011 at 08:22  
Anonymous DanJ0 said...

Well, I'm all but convinced now that this is a mash-up of the video feed from the day of celebration with some audio from one of the main demonstrations while Mubarak was still in power.

The words in the chanting are not clear at all even to a native Arabic speaker. I hid the video from view and asked what the chanting in a pair of headphones said. It's only when you suggest words that it coalesces into one or the other.

Stepping back, the actual context and reporting are all important. That is, this was a day celebrating liberation from Mubarak. and it has not been reported by the main media unlike, say, the famous words of Ahmadinejad.

24 February 2011 at 10:02  
Anonymous Ernst Stavro Blofeld said...

A whining canine whimpers 23 February 2011 20:35

"YG, thank you for taking the trouble to reply." You bad dog, naughty dog!

"It's depressing that such an important and disturbing matter as resurgent Islam is being treated so lightly."
Ernst Stavro Blofeld would NEVER treat this lightly but he may occasionally stick his tongue 'firmly in his cheek' at the foolish 'I see good, I see good' conclusions implied by the ignorant despite the bleeding obvious'.

"I recommend anyone interested in these things to read JFC Fuller's opinion of the importance of Charles Martel's victory at Tours and Don John of Austria's victory at Lepanto."
Sounds to me like you can't differentiate between a futurist or an amillenialist position'

"If you're in a more apocalyptic frame of mind you could also try Daniel 9:20-27 and Sir Robert Anderson's interpretation of that passage."

Have you even read the brilliant works of the assistant commissioner of The Metropolitan Police? Read 'Human Destiny, have you'? Old Ernst was reading him whilst you were a mere pup!

I take it then you are a lover of L R Shelton?

'Half human, half labrador, totally barking' Could not agree more!

Be a good little pup and behave yourself. There's a good boy.

Ernst 'The Realist' Blofeld

Ps I find Felinae more to my liking.

24 February 2011 at 12:42  
Anonymous Ernst Stavro Blofeld said...

Terry White blubbed 24 February 2011 01:21

"Haven't read all the comments but this one stands out:
@Ernst Stavro Blofeld - 'my delightfully coloured mutt'."

Read it again, you of half a wit and you will see I have a fondness for the brightly coloured old hound but he/she deludes themselves, whilst Ernst is forever the 'Realist'. Actions, old chap, actions.

"Are you serious Sir/ I would not wish to associate myself with anything like that thank you."

Merely because you have neither the wit nor the intellect.

"There is only one God. People call Him by different names. It is Man's folly, being a tribal species like so many others, that he resorts to taking sides and calling another's name for God false."

You would think the 'Almighty' might have the means and wherewithall to correct this misunderstanding.
Which God IS God or has He already stated and shown it in history, old chap.

"Let's not get into the arguments which are legion." Hello Legion.

"I hope the throng in Tahir Square are chanting metaphorically." Oh Bless You, old boy.

"In this they would be no different than other religions." Did I miss the student protesters (must have been a few christians in the bedraggled lot) in London chanting they were off to some distant, exotic place, martyrs in large numbers! Silly old Ernst.

Try not to antagonise, there's a jolly fellow.

Blofeld

24 February 2011 at 12:59  
Blogger D. Singh said...

Well Blofeld I knew my gut feeling was right about you:

'Have you even read the brilliant works of the assistant commissioner of The Metropolitan Police? Read 'Human Destiny, have you'? Old Ernst was reading him whilst you were a mere pup!'

Not only do you have a razor sharp intellect but widely read too.

Good to have you on board - welcome to your Band of Brothers!

24 February 2011 at 14:51  
Anonymous Ernst Stavro Blofeld said...

D Singh said 24 February 2011 14:51


"Not only do you have a razor sharp intellect but widely read too."

Thank you, dear chap.

Being locked up for weeks in a fully armed and operational crater with nothing to do except contemplate one's eternal destiny can have profound effects, even upon a meglomaniacal genius.

Being widely read is one of Ernst's '5 a day'.

"Good to have you on board - welcome to your Band of Brothers!"

Sssshhhhhhhhh, old fellow, my operatives are everywhere and I would so hate to disappoint Irma.

Being the constant sidekick to 'yours truly' is a big plus on for her as I am a bit tight on the wages.


*%$#@

24 February 2011 at 15:28  
Blogger Terry White said...

@ Ernst Stavro Blofeld

Funny how mad megalomaniacs always regard their own work as pithy/insightful/hilarious/relevant/legitimate/just ... etc.

Knock yourself out. Old chap.

24 February 2011 at 16:33  
Anonymous Ernst Stavro Blofeld said...

Terry White pathetically retorted 24 February 2011 16:33

"Funny how mad megalomaniacs always regard their own work as pithy/insightful/hilarious/relevant/legitimate/just ... etc."

What a highly discerning fellow you are!

"Knock yourself out. Old chap." Ditto, old boy.

Ernst

24 February 2011 at 17:19  
Blogger Windsor Tripehound said...

@Terry White

Gresham's Law applies to blogs too; bad comments force out the good

24 February 2011 at 19:26  
Anonymous Fran W said...

Whatever the crowd were chanting in this video, there's no doubt that several people in the vox pop interviews in the days leading up to Mubarak's resignation were angry with him because he maintained the peace treaty with Israel and were looking forward to ending it. They were speaking in English.

This is hardly surprising considering the welcome fugutive Nazis received in Egypt and the part they played in advising Egyptian leaders from that time on.

Nor is it surprising in view of diet of anti-semitism routinely churned out by Egyptian TV.

Have you viewed this video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESKXSh7CXY4

Perhaps the Arabic speakers you know could confirm whether Al Qaradawi is saying what the subtitles suggest. The crown is certainly responding with "Amin" (Amen)

24 February 2011 at 22:54  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSONsQ9ZCl0

One for the gay tories zionists

24 February 2011 at 23:19  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

@ Fran W (22:54)—The translation on the video in your link has been done by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) so it will be accurate.

24 February 2011 at 23:20  
Anonymous Michal said...

Well, Johnny, actually...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_East_Media_Research_Institute#Translation_inaccuracy

25 February 2011 at 00:52  
Blogger Johnny Rottenborough said...

@ Michal (00:52)—Crikey.

25 February 2011 at 01:02  
Anonymous Michal said...

Ah I see the end of the URL got cut off. It should predictably finish off with "inaccuracy."

25 February 2011 at 01:22  
Anonymous Ernst Stavro Blofeld said...

The Windsor Woof-Woof said 24 February 2011 19:26

"Gresham's Law applies to blogs too; bad comments force out the good"

Except in your case, my cheeky little whelp, where they kinda linga, like a smelly old plop done under the stairs.

Bad dog, naughty dog! Go and lie down.

Blofeld

25 February 2011 at 16:56  

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