Most of us watch television on one program or another and most of those that watch television probably do not realize what the future will bring insofar as their personal lives are concerned. Today on the “tube” is an unfolding drama of biblical proportion and the cast is for the most part shielded from scrutiny. Peoples of the United States are regarding the events from thousands of miles away and are under the impression that we are safe by that very aloofness. We select from a myriad of stations and for the most part are unaware of the point of view that is presented to us. The point of view that I reference is not the one that is presented because that point of view consists of a Christian understanding and the current media will not acknowledge that “bias” in their secular understanding of the unfolding events. Yes . . . secular or left (liberal) of the center if that is more likable to the masses.
From what I have been able to discern, the media is speaking out of concern for the Egyptian people who for the most part will require some form of leadership while Mubarak is at his Mediterranean retreat. In so far as the Vice President Omar Sulieman has been given “almost” all of the president’s authority, he is still not the unified leader until the elections are counted this fall. Currently the people of Egypt have very insignificant freedoms and it has been this way for some time. They have no free press, no free elections, no candidate to represent the (FREE) perspective and no freedoms for education, women or business. They are a dictatorship and have been since before the Ottoman Empire ie . . . Pharaohs. Currently, they have Sulieman and the Muslim Brotherhood so far . . . that besides the Army. It is therefore in this light that the media is lacking because the media lacks the perspective necessary to be enlightened to the reality of the Middle East. The Media is concerned about another theocracy like Iran or a dictatorship similar to Mubarak as well as our commercial interests, Suez Canal, Strait of Hermes, etcetera. The media simply do not realize the argument of contrast facing the Egyptian people. The Egyptian people do not realize the argument because they are denied those particular courses of understanding in their lives. What is this argument?
The Middle East has been an extremely ridged place to live. The Middle East is Islam. Sunni or Sharia, take your pick. One being Sharia is most ridged and the other Sunni is just as dystopian except it is still Islam but a more benignant gestapo style regime. The populous know no different because the Imams like it that way. So we come to the crux of the headache for the Egyptian people. Therefore, in the bluntness of facts, if they want freedom than they must accept another way of living. They must embrace Christianity. But they are Islam. Christianity is not acceptable because it represents the Great Satan. But it is the Islamic treatment of their people that is a cruel master and suppresses the human creation to be its best. Certainly the Imams do not want freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of education, freedom of thought because those freedoms bring questions regarding the repression of that very human enlightenment and as a result, they would become more of what Christ would want for the people not what the Imams or the Theocratic Masters in Iran want for the people.
Islam worships not the God of the Hebrews. Did you know that and they believe that the crucifiction was staged (Surah 4:157). Because Islam teaches that all creations come from God, any government is ok because there is no difference and it is specified by the ruling theocracy. Because freedoms come from man (constitution) and because all in the Middle East under Islam have no freedoms, it would be God’s will that the Islamic religion governs without freedom to the people unless specified by Mohammad. Understand that this would go unchallenged. The Imams will make sure of that during prayers. In this regard any standpoint between good, evil and brutality is moot. Islam possesses no faith because Islam does not establish faith as a creed (Hamilton: 2008,60) in the same way as established through Christ. There is no love in the same context as with Christ. God is not considered a father. That implies a mother and Allah is One. The Islamic father is severe and not with the love toward “man” that we understand love to be. Therefore, having freedom as we in the west, is not allowed for that would imply some likenesses to us and we are Christians. That is the argument. They in my opinion cannot be comparable and can at no time be like us in the west. We are kind to others and respect all. We understand the moral treatment of humanity and realize the evil that surrounds us. They would only understand and respect the Islam interpreted for them by the Imam and not realize that evil has other guises. They will not permit any Christian governmental concepts that abrogate their Imam and Islamic understanding. They will not permit education for all or a more inclusive government than what they have had for the last 20 centuries. No matter what happens to the people, it will be God’s Will and so stated. Their leadership will be Islam and there can never be a separation between that belief system and a more moderate leadership in a western way. So . . . whatever will happen will be in accordance with the hard and possibly more repressive reality of Islam but Islam nevertheless and the west and media will just keep wondering why.
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Hamilton. Michael S.The Paradise of the Damned. Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Dorrance Press, 2008.