Tunisia, Egypt & our very own

Pix from http://www.globefordarfur.org/darfur.html

Did you know that Tunisia ranked 186 in the Freedom of the Press index 2010? That’s really scraping the bottom of the barrel.

Egypt placed a dismal 130th in the Freedom House survey last year. Another country feeling the heat from the civil unrest, Jordan, ranked worse at 140.

In terms of press freedom, democratic freedom and freedom from corruption, the Arab countries are the pits.

Even among the best of the lot only rate a lowly No. 115 — Kuwait and Lebanon — in press freedom.

Among the worst in the world is Libya at 193 (below it is Myanmar and Turkmenistan, with North Korea at the last rung, 196).

The Palestinian Territories rated a very poor 181th spot with its Hamas-fettered or ‘unfree’ media. Israel has a ‘free’ media at No.63. See table below on other selected Middle East/Arab countries.

For comparison, the Top 10 countries with the most press freedom feature the usual suspects: Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, Andorra, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. They are generally all located in northern Europe.

The rule of the Sheikhs, Sultans and military strongmen in the Middle East is oppressive. Many of the Muslim countries are absolute monarchies and dictatorships. None of them are model countries. Some are failed states. Others are rogue states.

Christians and animists in South Sudan heaved a sigh of relief with their vote to secede. Sudanese President of the Muslim north, Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir,  is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity for the atrocities committed in Darfur.

The countries named on this page are floundering in press and other freedoms, their people living under tyrannies.

Looking at this trend, Penang’s Umar Lim is yet so strangely keen to emulate a caliphate?

Algeria 141
Bahrain 153
Djibouti 159
Iraq 144
Morocco 146
Oman 153
Qatar 146
Saudi Arabia 178
Somalia 181
Sudan 165
Syria 178
UAE 153
Yemen 173
5 Responses to “Tunisia, Egypt & our very own”
  1. Katharina Sri (ex Noor Aza) says:

    As usual, the Muslim fanatics of PR are behind this so-called ‘Democracy/Freedom’ protest! All these so-called “people’s revolution” in the Mid-East and North Africa, is about promoting SUPREMACY of Islam – and that’s the truth! Anwar and his Muslim fanatic goons are part of the Islamic Nazi Muslim Brotherhood thus Anwar’s hatred of Israel/Jews! Any non-Muslim SLAVES who support PAS and Anwar , are betraying Muslims who don’t want be SLAVES to Islamic rule – but it’s no concern to these selfish ones since Islamic rule doesn’t touch them really! Here’s the real truth about the Muslim Brotherhood – the Muslim Brotherhood since its foundation by Hassan al-Banna, together with the Palestinian Mufti of Jerusalem, and the Turkish Ottomans were among or main Hitler/Nazi’s biggest collaborators or advisers. And that the evil Nazi tradition under Islam continues with the Qatar/Al-Jazeera based top Arab-Egyptian Muslim cleric, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a follower of Hasan al-Banna and a longtime spiritual adviser to the Muslim Brotherhood, who made this evil call to mass murder the Jews, recently: See – http://europenews.dk/en ; In – http://www.investigativeproject.org/2315/moderate-qaradawi-defends-hitler-and-nuclear

    “Moderate” Qaradawi Defends Hitler and Nuclear Terror
    IPT News
    November 9, 2010

    ….According to excerpts of a speech that aired on Al-Jazeera in January 2009, Qaradawi called on Muslims to put Jews in “their place” as Hitler had done, in revenge for Israeli military operations in Gaza several weeks earlier. “Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption,” he said. “The last punishment was carried out by Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them – even though they exaggerated this issue – he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hands of the believers.” At a January 2009 “Gaza Victory Rally” in Doha, Qatar, Qaradawi prayed for the opportunity to kill a Jew before his death. “The only thing that I hope for is that as my life approaches its end, Allah will give me an opportunity to go to the land of Jihad and resistance, even if in a wheelchair. I will shoot Allah’s enemies, the Jews, and they will throw a bomb at me, and thus, I will seal my life with martyrdom. Praise be to Allah.”……

  2. Serious Shepherd says:

    Wonder who is funding those militants, I mean dictators in the form of annual financial aid and military training.

  3. anak_perelih says:

    Serious Shepherd: U.S. of A… USA, USA, USA….

  4. gsk says:

    dont forget to mention China, Vietnam and Paki….

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  1. […] Tunisia, Egypt & our very own “ By hartalmsm Pix from http://www.globefordarfur.org/darfur.html. Did you know that Tunisia ranked 186 in the Freedom of the Press index 2010? That’s really scraping the bottom of the barrel. Egypt placed a dismal 130th in the Freedom House survey … hartalmsm.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/tunisia-egypt-our-very-own/ […]

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