naked lunch

Mohamad Morsi. Not the sharpest pencil in the box,  or simply another Islamic demagogue, cum weirdo, cum cargo cult prophet of the deprived? Hard to tell, despite all efforts to pander to the choir who know the tune by heart. This idea that one cannot go to America without being chased and hounded by hordes of women places Morsi in the Elvis category. Morsi: he ain’t nothing but a hound dog, or rather Morsi and a few close brethren like the Beatles being chased by hysterical women. It makes no sense. Unless Morsi was invited by Hugh Hefner to a private private club for supper, there is no chance of naked restaurants as convenient as liquor stores and gun shops.

You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant
You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant
Walk right in it’s around the back
Just a half a mile from the railroad track
You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant

Now it all started two Thanksgivings ago, was on – two years ago on
Thanksgiving, when my friend and I went up to visit Alice at the
restaurant, but Alice doesn’t live in the restaurant, she lives in the
church nearby the restaurant,…

Lou Reed. 1974—When it came to culture, Qutb denounced the primitive jazz music and loud clothing, the obsession with body image and perfection, and the bald sexuality. The American female was naturally a temptress, acting her part in a sexual system Qutb described as “biological”:
“The American girl is well acquainted with her body’s seductive capacity. She knows it lies in the face, and in expressive eyes, and thirsty lips. She knows seductiveness lies in the round breasts, the full buttocks, and in the shapely thighs, sleek legs — and she shows all this and does not hide it.”
Even an innocent dance in a church basement is proof of animalistic American sexuality:
“They danced to the tunes of the gramophone, and the dance floor was replete with tapping feet, enticing legs, arms wrapped around waists, lips pressed to lips, and chests pressed to chests. The atmosphere was full of desire…”
To Qutb, women were vixens,…Read More:

Religious wild men, Islamic snake oil salesmen, clearly fantasize or see what they want in a Western society. Sexual harrassment by women being the norm. Wild Amazons settling the Wild West. Morsi continues the tradition: maybe there are naked servers in KFC…. Wet t-shirts, skimpy car washes, Hooters; is there a pic of Morsi in Hooters? Did he go there of his own volition, or was he dragged there creaming and resisting by members of a girl rock band. Maybe it snuck into the Michelin guide that undressing before entering is considered respect to the culture…

—AFP – A police helicopter and 60 riot police deployed Saturday in central Marseille to prevent any protests about anti-Islam cartoons, but only a single demonstrator turned out.
Around 30 journalists were also on hand to witness the man’s attempt to defy an official ban on protests about a French magazine that published cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammed.
“I may be the only one today but I am the spokesman of a silent majority,” Omar Djellil, whose request to hold a legal demo was turned down by police, told reporters as he harangued passers-by from atop a concrete block.
Djellil proceeded to stick posters on nearby walls in the southern port city that read “Hebdo Pigs” and “French Muslims don’t need authorisation to defend their rights”.—Read More:

(see link at end)…He repeatedly vowed to uphold equal citizenship rights of all Egyptians, regardless of religion, sex or class. But he stood by the religious arguments he once made as a Brotherhood leader that neither a woman nor a Christian would be a suitable president.

“We are talking about values, beliefs, cultures, history, reality,” he said. He said the Islamic position on presidential eligibility was a matter for Muslim scholars to decide, not him. But regardless of his own views or the Brotherhood’s, he said, civil law was another matter.

“I will not prevent a woman from being nominated as a candidate for the presidential campaign,” he said. “This is not in the Constitution. This is not in the law. But if you want to ask me if I will vote for her or not, that is something else, that is different.”…

—Mr Barak said it would be preferable to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians, but that after four years of deadlock, Israel had to “take practical steps to start a separation”.
He told Israel Hayom that his plan for unilateral disengagement would see the dismantling of dozens of isolated settlements, but the retention of the settlement blocs of Etzion, Maale Adumim and Ariel, where 80% to 90% of the settler population lives.
“It will be a big achievement if we manage to keep them inside Israel’s permanent borders,” he said.—Read More:

He was also eager to reminisce about his taste of American culture as a graduate student at the University of Southern California. “Go, Trojans!” he said, and he remembered learning about the world from Barbara Walters in the morning

Walter Cronkite at night. “And that’s the way it is!” Mr. Morsi said with a smile.

But he also displayed some ambivalence. He effused about his admiration for American work habits, punctuality and time management. But when an interpreter said that Mr. Morsi had “learned a lot” in the United States, he quickly interjected a qualifier in English: “Scientifically!”…

—“It is very difficult for the Brotherhood to make such a rapid switch from criticizing and attacking American policy in the region to being a close friend of the United States,” said Deyaa Rashwan, an analyst at Al Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies.
The fractious episode, and the Brotherhood’s muddled and contradictory response, also put in sharp focus an emergent rift within the group’s leadership over how to stay true to its Islamist roots yet survive in a world where a close economic relationship with the U.S. appears necessary.
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He was troubled by the gangs and street of violence of Los Angeles, he said, and dismayed by the West’s looser sexual mores, mentioning couples living together out of wedlock and what he called “naked restaurants,” like Hooters. Read More:


(see link at end)…In 1948, Qutb was sent to the United States on a scholarship, ostensibly to study the educational system and possibly because the authorities wanted him out of Egypt. He studyied at what was then Colorado State College of Education (now the University of Northern Colorado) in Greeley, Colorado. Qutb’s stay in the United States was marked by culture shock evidently, though the ground must’ve been prepared beforehand. The town of Greeley was stern and conservative, but Qutb saw sin everywhere, and his memories of that period are peppered with misogynist and racist observations. He claimed that the United States had sent a female “agent” to seduce him while he was on the boat traveling from the United States. He was shocked by dancing between men and women, by Jazz music, democratic institutions and just about everything he saw in America.

Qutb never married, because, he claimed, he could not find a woman pure enough to fit his ideal, and willing to satisfy his notions of the subservient place of women in Islam. His obsession with sexual purity, the fact that he never married and apparently had no sexual contacts, hint at repressed homosexuality or a psychosexual disorder that colored his thinking. Read More:

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