To profess loving Israel in a Muslim country is enough to get one arrested, or much worse. An Egyptian man, known as the "Israel lover," has been arrested for having a star of David tattoo on his arm. The 24-year old Egyptian, who was spotted in public with the tattoo, was arrested and charged with contacting Israelis via Facebook. What do Muslim Egyptian authorities consider making contact with Israelis? Clicking "like" on Mossad's Facebook page. The vile anti-Semitic thugs in the Muslim world show no mercy for any person who dares to admire Israel or who openly display a Star of David tattoo. To love Israel is to pose a direct threat to Islam. Even if it is as simple as clicking the "like" button on social media. The Jerusalem Post reports:
A 24-year-old Egyptian has been arrested by authorities in Egypt for allegedly committing the crime of "loving Israel."
National media outlets in our neighbor to the southwest have already given the "suspect" the moniker "Israel-lover," after he was spotted with a tattoo of the Star of David on his arm.
In Muslim Egypt, the next logical step is to arrest a man sporting a Star of David tattoo. This star serves as a constant reminder of the Holocaust, the massacre of over 6 million Jews, not to mention how close the world is to another Jewish genocide.
According to authorities, the man "made contact with Israelis through his Facebook page, and he clicked 'like' on the Mossad's Facebook page."
Authorities also allege that the man, who is currently unemployed, made contact with the Israeli and South Sudanese embassies in Cairo. He is also reported to have posted critical comments of the Egyptian government on his Facebook page.
So what exactly was his crime? He "liked" Mossad's Facebook page, but more than that, he spoke out against the Egyptian government. Liking a Facebook page and posting on social media is hardly making "contact" with the enemy, Israel. But in totalitarian Muslim Egypt, this is enough to get someone locked up. A star of David Tattoo and social media activity make for disaster. While this looks like it is an isolated event in the Middle East and couldn't happen anywhere else, the truth is that anti-Semitism is spiking globally. Anyone with a Star of David tattoo could be subject to scrutiny or arrest, and not just in Muslim countries.
While Israel and Egypt have had full diplomatic relations for 35 years, civilian contacts between Egyptians and Israelis are considered taboo in Egypt, the largest Arab country in the Middle East. In the first 30 years of Israel's existence, it fought four large-scale wars with Egypt, two of which ended in decisive victory for Israel.
In his online contacts with Israelis, the Egyptian was said to have professed his admiration for the Jewish state. He is also believed to have attempted to reach Israel through Sudan.
While Egypt has a "diplomatic" relationship with Israel that is where it ends. Civilians are not to express admiration for Israel. This would contradict everything the Muslim world stands for. There might be a "civil" relationship, but that's it. Someone, especially an Arab, possessing a Star of David tattoo is going to stick out like a sore thumb. To express love for Israel is taboo, something unthinkable.
Authorities who investigated his Facebook page and his personal computer discovered that he clicked "like" on the Mossad's page as well as that of the IDF Spokesperson and other Israeli pages. He was also found to have downloaded pictures of Israeli soldiers and officers as well as other figures waving the Israeli flag.
Liking Israel will get an Egyptian put in prison. The idea that someone could simply have a Star of David tattoo and "like" Israeli Facebook pages, and then be subject to incarceration is deplorable. But it is what is on the horizon that should cause the world to shudder. A star of David tattoo today, something much worse tomorrow. Another Holocaust looms on the horizon.