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The Bigoted 'Infidels winter' (AKA Arab Spring)

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Submitted by Maria (United States), May 25, 2012 at 15:45

The so-called 'Arab Spring' (2011-2012) - More Islamization = more intolerance for the 'other.' Ethnic and religious gaps widen.

The Intolerant Arab Spring,[1] has been dubbed the Christian Winter.[2][3][4] The Arab Spring is turning out to be not only a winter for women, but also a winter for Christians.[5]

As scholar wrote, in an article titled 'Minorities and the Arab Spring: The great divide,' that "the two main tenets of these constitutions - Arab unity as a goal and Islam as state religion, did not leave much hope to non-Arab and non-Muslim minorities."[6] Even a pro-Arabist liberal writer wrote that the "Arab Spring has washed the region's appalling racism out of the news." Focusing on widespread racism in the Arab world, including blacks, Asian "maids" who are in fact slaves.[7]

Venomous Anti-Semitism, only grew with Islamists taking hold in the "Arab Spring." For example, a Muslim Brotherhood rally called to 'kill all Jews;'[8] there was a shocking massive rally under a banner "one nation under a new Hololcaust" in on a sports field in Cairo;[9] a Yemenite Jewish leader was stabbed to death.[10]

Rights group decried: "Minorities at risk following Arab Spring." Such as blacks, Christians in Syrian and in Egypt, al-Akhdam indigenous protesting against racism in Yemen, and the gaps between Sunni and Shia, Muslims and non-Muslims, Arabs and non-Arabs.[11]

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NOTES:

^ "Intolerant Arab Spring," Newsweek, Oct 16, 2011. http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/10/16/violence-against-egypt-s-copts-in-an-intolerant-arab-spring.html

^ "'Arab Spring,' Christian Winter," IBD Editorials, May 20, 2011. http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/572936/201105201846/Arab-Spring-Christian-Winter.htm

^ "Copts fear Arab Spring is a Christian winter." Sydney Morning Herald, Oct 12, 2011. http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/copts-fear-arab-spring-is-a-christian-winter-20111011-1lj18.html

^ "Egypt: Arab Spring....Christian Winter?" France 24, Oct. 14, 2011. http://www.france24.com/en/20111014-week-middle-east-egypt-demonstrations-christians-israel-palestinian-authority-gilad-shalit-israeli-settlements

^ "Arab Spring, Winter for Christians?" Liberty Unbound, April 5, 2012. http://libertyunbound.com/node/780

^ Zvi Mazel: "Minorities and the Arab Spring: The great divide." JPost, December 24, 2011. http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=250786

^ The Independent, May 7, 2012. http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-arab-spring-has-washed-the-regions-appalling-racism-out-of-the-news-7718707.html

^ "Muslim Brotherhood Calls For Day To 'Kill Jews,' Israeli Reporter Says." JTA, November 28, 2011. http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/breaking_news/muslim_brotherhood_calls_day_kill_jews_israeli_reporter_says

^ 'Antisemitic Banner Raised at Egyptian Soccer Game: "One Nation for New Holocaust."' The Internet, April 6, 2011. http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/3248.htm. Uploaded by MEMRITV Jan 6, 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkNZjDM_FQI. Shoebat.com - One Nation Under a New Holocaust. http://www.shoebat.com/videos/newHolocaust.html

^ "Jewish leader's murder sparks fear in Yemenite community." Ynetnews, May 23, 2012. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4233047,00.html

^ "Minorities at risk following Arab Spring - rights group." Reuters AlertNet, May 24, 2012. http://trust.org/alertnet/news/minorities-at-risk-following-arab-spring-rights-group

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