"WHAT'S WRONG WITH PETER SUPPORTING ME?
...most of Egypt did!"
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Peter Greste, Qatari's Al-Jazeera journalist-at-large has been languishing in jail for many months under the order of an Egyptian Court. During Mohammed Morsi's (pictured) brief stint as President of The Muslim Brotherhood Government it was found Greste had supported his terrorist regime.
Greste was last week granted a Walkley Award from the Australian Journalists Union, presumably for simply being in jail. But what exactly was this Wahhabi sponsored journalist jailed for?
Qatar, a corrupt gas-rich Persian Gulf State of two million people, recently bribed its way to a FIFA World Cup venue. So much money had already changed hands that it was decided to go ahead with the venue anyway. Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd spent $40m in return for one single vote.
But there’s much more to Peter Greste and Qatar’s Al-Jazeera support for Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, which is a declared terrorist organisation with a bloody history... you know, the organisation President Obama said was "moderate" and we had "nothing to fear from"?
During the brief reign of the Brotherhood under Morsi, and under the literary encouragement of Greste, numerous Fatwas (Islamic religious rulings) were issued.
One Fatwa noted the Arab word for "sea" is masculine, therefore, if seawater comes into contact with a married woman's pelvic area, she has literally committed adultery.
According to this Fatwa, she immediately becomes an “adulteress” and must be punished. The standard Sharia Law punishment for female adultery is to be buried upright, chest deep and stoned to death by anyone willing to chuck rocks at her head... and there’s never a shortage of willing participants.
“India Today” reported: "According to the report, the Fatwas issued by the Muslim Brotherhood regard women as strange creatures who are created solely for sex. They consider the voices of women, their looks and presence outside the walls of their homes an 'offence', suggesting women as a whole were offensive."
Other officially issued Fatwas of note included:
• A prohibition on women "eating certain vegetables or even touching cucumbers or bananas", due to their phallic imagery which could sexually tempt them.
• Women were ordered to "turn off air conditioners at home in the absence of their husbands as this could indicate to a neighbour that the woman is at home alone and any of them could commit adultery with her."
• Upon reaching the age of 10, girls should be married "to prevent them from deviating from the right path."
• A marriage would be annulled if a married couple engages in sexual intercourse unclothed.
• In order to bypass the Islamic law that women shouldn't be in public with males they aren't related to, it was ruled that women could "breastfeed male ‘acquaintances’ thereby making them relatives and justifying this mixed company".
• Numerous Fatwas were authorised to use women as human shields during moments of violence.
• Seen as pagan images, Fatwas were issued that "advocated the destruction of the pyramids and the sphinx."
• The execution of anyone who protested against the then-President Mohammed Morsi.
• Officially forbade Muslims from greeting any Christians.
Al-Jazeera (Arabic) supports all that is extremist Wahhabi Islam while Al-Jazeera (English) is heavily sanitised and is even broadcast through Australia’s ABC.
No surprises there because, along with Greste, the ABC also figured prominently in this year’s Walkley Awards.
Maybe Greste should also spend some time in jail here, considering what he was supporting through his employer, the Qatari owned and operated, Al-Jazeera.