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Mona Eltahawy is no Subway Mona Lisa


A guest post by AKUS

As by now many will know, the anti-Israeli Egyptian-American Mona Eltahawy was arrested for defacing public property and assaulting a woman who tried to prevent her from painting over a sign condemning jihadis in the New York Subway:

Here is the video of her taken by Pamela Hall, the woman assaulted:

And, here is the video taken by another videographer of the assault:

This is (a partially defaced) picture of the poster Eltahawy savagely attacked (she tweeted at #proudsavage for any who object to my use of the word “savagely” in this context). Note where the sticker on this poster is placed if you have any doubts about at least one of the objections to the poster:


Eltahawy and her supporters (see her twitter account) made the following leap of false logic:

Savages are not civilized men

Jihadis are savages

Jihadis, as she knows, are, by definition, Muslims.

Therefore, what the poster is saying, in her mind, is that all Muslims are savages.

Now, she may interpret it thus – and her twitter account shows she has a few dozen who approve of her actions and, evidently, her logic – but that is not what the poster said.

Perhaps the poster’s purpose was to demonstrate how easily some Muslim ‘activists’ (like Eltahawy) can be made to react to what they perceive as the slightest insult, but the poster does not reference Muslims by name or as a group.

Eltahawy, in her rage at a poster (remember those Mohammed cartoons?) and Pamela Hall (who she initially mistook in her blind rage for Pamela Geller), a woman trying to protect her court-authorized right to have that poster displayed, provided a perfect example of the “outrage industry” practiced by extremists. When they see something they do not like, they attack and destroy. 

(If I may digress for a moment to the comment threads of the Guardian, the following false syllogism is frequently presented:

“A Jewish group committed acts of terror during the period of the British Mandate

Therefore, all Israelis are terrorists and Israel is a terrorist state.”

I have yet to see an example of this type of comment removed or refuted by a Guardian source.)

Eltahawy was dragged away by the subway police, to the jeers of a crowd. She wrapped  herself in a figurative American flag (in NY she is American; in Cairo, Egyptian) by screaming that she was merely exercising her right to free speech by attempting to paint over something that offended her and assaulting someone who she could have blinded. She should, by the way, also be charged with resisting arrest – watch the video when the police appear on the scene.

Also, she apparently had a good time in jail:

For some reason she was allowed the use of her smart phone while in jail and her numerous tweets demonstrate a level of hysteria and use of expletives that is quite astonishing. One of her numerous tweets (she must have fingers of titanium to send out the number of tweets she does) says she will be charged with a misdemeanor.

Jewish Hamas supporting attorney Stanley Cohen has offered to represent her when she comes to trial.

Pamela Hall, the woman she attacked, will apparently sue her for assault.

The Guardian, of course,  rushed to Eltahawy’s defence.  

However, they were to be disappointed by the very first comment beneath the line:

Naturally, having lost a round, they followed up with another article asking if she has proved her point.

The comment, beneath the line, captured below is fairly representative and follows the same false reasoning as Eltahawy. It calls for New Yorkers to prevent the expression of anti–Islamic views (and remember, that poster actually referred to Jihadis, not Islam or Muslims as a group):

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But to wrap this up, and demonstrate again the prevalence of this Islamist outrage industry – the ability to summon up extreme outrage on the flimsiest of pretexts – the comment below surely takes the cake – or, should I say, takes the 6 inch Sub:

No doubt we will now have to have a cringing response from the Subway company explaining that there is no need to burn down their stores in the Middle East as they are not affiliated with the New York subway system.

And finally, you may have had a flashback to an earlier, better time:

To the tune of the Mona Lisa Song by Nat King Cole

Mona Elta, Mona Elta, the police have arraigned you

You’re so unlike the lady with the mystic smile

Is it only ’cause you’re lonely, they have blamed you

For that Mona Elta strangeness in your smile?

 

Do you smear posters to tempt a lover, Mona Elta?

Or is this your way to hide a broken heart?

Many dreams of destroying Israel have been brought to your doorstep

They just lie there and they die there

 

Are you warm, are you real, Mona Elta?

Or just a cold and lonely, unlovely piece of work?

Do you snarl to tempt a lover, Mona Elta?

Or is this your way to hide a broken heart?

 

Many dreams of revenge have been brought to your doorstep

They just lie there and they die there

Are you warm, are you real, Mona Elta?

Or just a cold and lonely, unlovely work of art?

Mona Elta, Mona Elta.

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  1. The Same Mona Eltahawy who was attacked by “beasts”:

    ..Mona Eltahawy was sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square in Egypt during the so called ‘freedom’ protests in 2011. In the video above, with her arm in a cast, she gives her weepy testimony to the assault she experienced and calls her Muslim sex assaulter’s [sic] “wild beasts finding their prey… I was called a whore…. nonstop whore. That’s what I was called” and states that sexual violence (amongst Muslims in Egypt) comes from police and from non-police and they need a revolution of mind. But Eltahawy accuses Pamela Geller of racism for calling brutal Jihad savagery. Jihad and the call to slaughter innocent people is not savagery? How humanitarian of Eltahawy. She sure has priorities to her staged human rights ideals, and free speech is clearly only permitted by herself but not permitted from non-Muslims….

    Now stands up for “savages”!

    What is about these people that they cannot see right from wrong? It truly is an upside down world (Melanie Phillips)

    Clicky!

      • Pamela Geller’s ‘Stop The Islamization of America’ is labeled as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League.

        Fritz, do you support a hate group which has been condemned by the ADL?

    • Could be, Fritz, but like so many of her ilk she’s gone OTT and lost whatever dignity she might have possessed.

      Hers is the classic default reaction of the self-entitled who is crossed or thwarted – she does the equivalent of throwing a tantrum, except that an adult with a toddler’s demeanour, its lack of self control or capability to reflect on cause and effect can be dangerous.

      Hers is an one-person version of the en masse lunatic Muslim reaction to the YouTube video about the Muslim prophet

      • ‘Stop The Islamization of America’ is labeled as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League.

        Do you stand for hate groups condemned by the ADL?

    • The US press reports that there’s not a single one of Pamela Geller’s racist billboards up in New York City that hasn’t been defaced. Seems that Mona is not the only American citizen to take a stand against racism and Pamela geller’s hate group, as the Anti-Defamation League called her sect.

      But wait… is CIF Watch defending a hate group condemned by the ADL?

    • She must have thought she was in Egypt where she’d be given an award. Eltahawy obviously believes deeply in jihad as long as it’s expressed as “jew”had.

      • Pamela Geller’s ‘Stop The Islamization of America’ is labeled as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League.

        Jeff, do you support a hate group which has been condemned by the ADL?

  2. What’s with these Egyptians? One makes a video defaming Islam and another is defacing public property and defending jihad. Obviously they’re behind all the world’s troubles.

    • katharina40,

      My comment was tongue-in-cheek.
      Suggeston: Please re-read and see if you get the joke this time.
      (hint: it’s a commentary on certain current social/political trends.)

      • I sense that the katharina40 is not into jokes. Like so many other bigots here, they’re a tad on the thick side.

  3. Of course, any reputable publication would now be distancing itself from such and act of vandalism from a journalist, and condemning this episode of adolescent acting out against the principles of free speech.

    • Any reputable publication will praise a journalist that peacefully protested against a hate poster placated by a hate organization – ‘Stop The Islamization of America’ is labeled as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League.

      Do you stand for hate groups condemned by the ADL?

  4. its a classic case of ” Yes but no, but yes but no, but yes but no, but yes .” Mona must appriciate the fact that the NYPD did not take her into a subway service room and break her hands and arms.

  5. Great song AKUS. Duvidl has another below. Maybe we should work together on “Moaner: The Opera,” coming to Broadway soon and then the silver screen. Here goes:

    Don’t spray-paint the Subway, Moaner

    to the tune of “Don’t Sleep in the Subway, Darling.”
    (Hat tip: Petula Clark, Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent.)

    Chorus: Don’t spray paint the subway, Moaner.
    Don’t squirt in the pouring rain.
    Don’t deface the subway posters.
    Law’s arm is long.
    Forget Islamism.
    It’s so wrong.
    You’ll be arrested again.

    DS Al Coda

      • Oh come on AKUS., We could work wonders, you and me . Here’s a taste of the love song from “Moaner: The Opera.”:

        Paint-Drops Keep Falling on Her Head

        to the tune of “Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head”
        (Hat tip: the late Hal David)

        Paint drops keep falling on her head.
        That’s coz poor Moaner wants the Zionists all dead;
        Paint the subway pink, but
        She’s never gonna stop the truth from shining
        Code Pink whining.
        There’s one thing we know.
        Pink paint won’t defeat us.
        Nor her tweet fuss.
        etc.

        DS Al Coda

  6. The brilliance of Pamela Geller with these ads shines through.. These ads truly bring forth the maggots under the stone they lift.

    Anybody understanding the English language sees what the ads say. That Jihad is savagery. Not Islam, not Muslims, not Arabs. Or they re supposed to mean that by the very media narrative we are spoon fed daily. That only a few fanatics malign this otherwise tolerant and peaceful faith.

    Yet the ads show that most Muslims see themselves targeted by this. Because they are bent on destroying Israel and justifying morbid crimes against her.
    The ads bring these two faced liars forth. The ads unmask them.
    This is why Mona also came forth as a savage Jihadi hater. Now she retained a Hamas supporting lawyer who s most famous client is the blind Sheik responsible for the 93 WTC attacks.
    The Muslim Brotherhood announced that they will “monitor” the Eltahawi case and “moderate NY Muslims” are already demanding that the judge who ruled in favor of these ads under the 1st Amendment be removed from the bench

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2012/09/islamic-supremacists-demands-free-speech-judges-removal.html

    The veil has been lifted and another ugly face of Islam is for all of us to see.

    • With a bit luck the UN will put its member states back to the good old Soviet system when the people were completely free to say what the Party allowed/required them to say. This kind of proposition probably will get a majority and will become a UN resolution.

    • Pamela Geller’s ‘Stop The Islamization of America’ is labeled as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League.

      Armaros, do you support hate groups which have been condemned by the ADL?

  7. This fascist Arabic woman mona whatever, should be ashamed of herself! Pamela was talking about MUSLIM jihadist terrorists who hate the Jew/israel and civilized world – so what is thsi mona problem? So she obviously support the jihadists whilst claimng to be a so-called feminist to the naive fools, who are now glorifying her, includng her beloved double-face Muslim Brotherhood jihadist president, that morsi! Now, morsi is on her side – what a joke! Wait till this mona get back to Egypt and wear the sexy modern clothes without the veil! Or she should try and return to saudi arabia not wearing the veil, the country that she loves so much! Further, instead of attacking CIVILIZED Western values such as free speech, she should be attacking SAVAGE Arabic values, especially PREDATORY evil such as the racist, supremacist, sexist and violent Arabic-created Islam that is causing so much injustice and violence especially Ethnic/Cultural/Gender Genocide especially towards non-Arab of both Muslim/non-Muslim minorities and women/girls, in order to go on raping, robbing, sexually enslaving, torturing and murdering them – including the NON-ARAB Egyptian Coptic Christian minority groups ? The SAVAGES who are against free speech will not win – and I will go on speaking the truths! Amen to that!

    • Pamela Geller’s ‘Stop The Islamization of America’ is labeled as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League.

      Katharina, do you support a hate group which has been condemned by the ADL?

  8. CORRECTION: This fascist Arabic woman Mona whatever, should be ashamed of herself! The REAL and brilliant feminist,Pamela Geller, was talking about MUSLIM jihadist terrorists who hate the Jew/israel and civilized world – so what is this mona’s problem? So she obviously support the jihadists whilst claiming to be a so-called feminist to the naive fools, who are now glorifying her, includng her beloved double-face Muslim Brotherhood jihadist president, that Morsi! Now, morsi is on her side – what a joke! Wait till this mona get back to Egypt and wear the sexy modern clothes without the veil! Or Mona should try and return to Saudi Arabia not wearing the veil, the country that she loves so much! Further, instead of attacking CIVILIZED Western values such as free speech, she should be attacking SAVAGE Arabic values, especially PREDATORY evil such as the racist, supremacist, sexist and violent Arabic-created Islam that is causing so much injustice and violence especially Ethnic/Cultural/Gender Genocide especially towards non-Arab of both Muslim/non-Muslim minorities and women/girls, in order to go on raping, robbing, sexually enslaving, torturing and murdering them – including the NON-ARAB Egyptian Coptic Christian minority groups! The SAVAGES who are against free speech will not win – and I will go on speaking the truths! Amen to that!

  9. Update:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/metro-ordered-to-display-pro-israel-ads-that-it-worried-might-incite-violence/2012/10/05/639f1efa-0f2d-11e2-bb5e-492c0d30bff6_story.html?hpid=z3

    A federal judge has ordered Metro to begin displaying controversial advertisements on Monday, even though the transit agency has worried the ads might incite violence.

    The decision came Friday in a one-page order granting an injunction to a pro-Israel group that sought to force Metro to display provocative posters in four stations. The posters, purchased by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), will say: “In Any War Between the Civilized Man and the Savage, Support the Civilized Man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”


    Metro’s lawyers argued in court papers that displaying the posters would endanger the public. “Faced with the choice between endangering the public by displaying the AFDI Ad when it was likely to cause violence on Metrorail, or delaying the display to avoid the danger to passengers and without impinging on AFDI’s freedom of expression, WMATA chose delay.”

    But U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer disagreed and in a one-page ruling ordered the transit agency to run the advertisements. The judge said an opinion explaining her reasoning would follow.

  10. However:

    “A Jewish group committed acts of terror during the period of the British Mandate

    Therefore, all Israelis are terrorists and Israel is a terrorist state.”

    I have yet to see an example of this type of comment removed or refuted by a Guardian source.)

    I have yet to see an example of this type of comment posted at all at CiF!

    Plenty of equivalent comment re. Muslims here BTL, however.
    Strange how AKUS never takes issues with that kind of bigotry.