Islamist Governments Say One Thing in Arabic, Another Thing in English

During his days of peace and terror, Arafat was often accused of saying one thing in Arabic to his people and another thing entirely to the Western media. This brand of doubletalk is common enough in the Middle East, but these days Islamists are discovering that the internet can expose their doubletalk almost as fast as both sides of their mouths can move.

When the Muslim Brotherhood called for protests against the US Embassy in Arabic while sending a reassuring message on Twitter in English, the US Embassy in Cairo boldly called them on it.



Now the ruling Tunisian Islamists are getting called on their own doubletalk. (Via Religion of Peace)

Ever since the attacks on the US Embassy on Sept. 14, Ennahda leader Rachid Ghannouchi has been increasing his media appearances.

The Tunisian leader has slightly modified his statements on jihadists while addressing the public. Jihadists “pose a threat to Tunisia,” he told Agence France Presse. However, in an interview with the Tunisian television channel Al Watania 1, Ghannouchi said: “My statements have been misrepresented — we have no intention of fighting a religious movement.”

He did not even contact the AFP journalist who quoted him as stating that “jihadists pose a threat to Tunisia,” in order to object to the publication of his statement. This indicates that Ghannouchi is playing the game.

Stunts like these are supposed to convince the US and Europe that the Salafists in power are more moderate than the ones in the streets, when they are actually two sides of the same coin.

Ennahda has taken no action against the Salafists, for the same reason that their Muslim Brotherhood friends in Egypt have kept their hands off, because there is more that unites them than divides them.

Obama can try and pretend that the Brotherhood or Ennahda are a barrier against the truly bad extremists, but the facts show otherwise, while the rest is just doubletalk.

  • marios

    Our Barak Hussein Obama as Muslim use the same double talk tactic. His demagoguery and lies during campaign don't stop riches of rich as Nazis collaborator from financing him despite the fact that BHO play card "rich are against poor", "rich don't pay fair share", etc. Rich who are his supporters are exclusion from that card game with gullible or just ignorant people. All what he did and does are always dubious, double standard, double talk…. Obama care is for most of people but he, his family as well Congress, Government, many Unions members are exclusion. He is kind of Eastern dictator (Islamic style) who manipulated by his own citizens.

    • idiotshater

      Try not to use online translator because many times they don't work well, especially when translating from say…Russian to English. Secondly, I don't know how is this gibberish talk…."Obama is as a Muslim"…."rich against poor"…"Obamacare", "Islamic style dictator????" is relevant to to the article. I think you ought to turn the mirror around before pointing out who is ignorant and gullible. If you think you can know more about the man running for the U.S. presidency then the CIA, NSA and FBI; then you are also a moran.

      • Jordan Ariel

        hater… if you are going to go out of your way to portray the person you are replying to as being less intelligent than yourself… you might want to make sure you spell the word "moron" correctly. It makes you look like one.


        • idiotshater

          Point is well taken

      • Greg

        How do you know this guy is a Moran? What do you have against the Irish??

  • Marvin Fox

    Everyone should read:
    An Explanatory Memorandum
    On the General strategic goal for the Group
    In North America.

    The above is the title of the Muslim Brotherhood's plan to conquer North America.
    Bate #ISE-SW 1B10/0000418
    (4- Understanding the role of the Muslim Brotherhood in North America:
    The process of settlement is a "Civilization-Jihadist Process" with all the word means.)
    I can not believe President Obama is not aware of this document and its contents. However, If you can believe it, he remained in the same church for twenty years without hearing the pastor say anything agains White People, Jews, or our United States, not even when the pastor said, "God damn America."
    Marvin Fox

  • sheik Yer Bhouti

    People see what they want to see.

    Don't let the facts get in the way.