At the time of this writing, the Egyptian government ordered a digital crackdown in an effort to quell rebellious-against-pro-Israel-authority, purportedly-"pro-democracy," anti-Mubarak, Cairo protesters.... shutting down internet access and cellphone services, but some Egyptians are still finding ways to connect with others.

Various countries monitor and filter their citizens' communications and online activities. But Egypt's decision to simply cut its people off from the internet in an attempt to keep protesters from organizing underlines how worried some governments are about the threat the internet and social media can pose to them.

The king of Nepal disabled all internet and phone connections in 2005 to prevent rebellious movements from organizing against him, for example.

Similarly, during the 2007 Burmese election, access to the internet was cut in an attempt to limit information regarding pro-democracy protests.

Researchers have found that approximately 90 per cent of Egyptian networks have been disabled, and the remaining ones are responding to remote connection tests. Savvy Egyptians, however, are using rudimentary dial-up connections to access these networks through old, unused ports to maintain an online presence.

Activists have also begun smuggling satellite phones into the country and have gone so far as to establish an independent interconnected mesh of connections, forming "an essentially an autonomous internet, not routed through the Egyptian network."

International online support has been quick to mobilize in recent incidents in which free speech was threatened.

Recently in Iran, remote proxy servers — including some in Canada — were established that mask users’ locations to help Iranian citizens bypass an internet block during last year’s elections, for example.

Proxy technology is used to thwart web censorship and specific site blockages independent of a government-system infrastructure blackout. The severity of the situation in Egypt is what has pushed protesters and international supporters to come up with creative solutions.

“Proxies work best when a government blocks some websites but not all of them,” said – a website that provides filter circumvention technology and information.

Behind an official wall of silence, Israel watched nervously Saturday as anti-government unrest worsened in Egypt, fearful that the violent and growing street protests could topple Egypt's Mubarak government, Israel's most important ally in the Arab world, which supplies about 50% of Israel's natural gas, according to Charles Krauthammer.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his government to remain relatively silent about the situation in Egypt. But in a clear reflection of Israel's concerns, Sun D'Or, a subsidiary of Israel's national airline, El Al, whisked dozens of Israelis, including diplomats' families, out of Egypt on an emergency flight. The government also urged Israelis to avoid travel to Egypt.

The stability of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's regime is of crucial interest for Israel.

Egypt was the first Arab country to make a conditional peace treaty with Israel, and since the assassinated Anwar Sadat in the wake of a historic peace treaty three decades ago, Mubarak has steadfastly honored the agreement.

While relations have distanced, Mubarak has remained a vital bridge to the Arab world, frequently mediating between Israel and the so-called "palestinians" (a term of alleged legality originating from an early antisemitic roman emporer attempting establishment of a concocted revisionist territorial-ownership name relating to the "Philistines" - one of Israel's ancient enemies).

Mubarak also has cooperated with Israel in containing and restraining the militantly antisemitic Hamas group, which infests the Gaza Strip, a coastal strip that borders both Israel and Egypt.

Israeli officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, expressed grave concerns about Mubarak's tenuous grip on power. Some said they feared the violence could spread to neighboring Jordan, the only other Arab country with a peace deal with Israel.

On Saturday, Mubarak named Omar Suleiman, his powerful intelligence chief, as vice president, the first time someone has held that position since he became president in 1981. It was unclear whether the move, which followed promises of reform and a new government after the proposed September 2011 election, would be enough to calm the trouble-inciting uncivilly-disobedient protestors....mindlessly devoid of typical love, fellowship, kindness, joy, brotherhood, cooperation, peace, and unity functioning in diplomatic and respectful orderliness like that prevalent during Sunday-morning church services and during televangelist stadium crusades in America (or even during stadium football and baseball sporting events).

There was no immediate official reaction from Israel, but the appointment could somewhat calm nerves in Israel, where Suleiman is a frequent visitor and has good working relations with his Israeli counterparts.

Abbas is backed by the West, while his Islamic militant rivals draw their support from Iran, Syria and Hezbollah. Hamas is the Gaza branch of the virulently-antisemitic Muslim brotherhood, and could gain strength if their Egyptian subversives-in-arms rise to power....with Barack Hussein Omaha engaging in no Bush-deterrent-in-Iraq-reminiscent opposition whatsoever.

In Gaza, Gazite residents rushed to buy extra gasoline, concerned that fuel supplies would run out. In the past few years, the majority of Gaza's fuel has come from Egypt through underground smuggling tunnels on the Gaza-Egypt border.

Gazite smugglers who work in the tunnels said Saturday that there were fewer fuel supplies available from Egypt, but that they were continuing to smuggle Egyptian fuel into Gaza. The Hamas-run National Economic Ministry, which oversees fuel supplies, said there were currently no fuel shortages in Gaza.

Obama, who had previously met Iranian President Ahmadenijad, reportedly sent a secret message to notorious Islamist terror outfit, Hamas.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit had told Nile TV: "The American President told me in confidence that he is a Muslim."

The minister told during a round-table-show that he had had a one-on-one meeting with Obama, who swore to him that he was a Moslem, the son of a Moslem father and step-son of Moslem step-father, that his half-brothers in Kenya were Moslems, and that he was loyal to the Moslem agenda. He asked that the Moslem world show patience. Obama promised that once he overcame some domestic American problems [Healthcare], that he would show the Moslem world what he would do with Israel.

The Saudis and Libyans were both saying for years in many broadcasts prior to 2004 that in 2008, there would be a Moslem president in the White House. There is no debate about the fact that his biological father and step-father were Sunni Moslems. But there are controversies as to whether Obama attended Islamic schools and mosques in Islamic Indonesia. Obama's white mother belonged to the anti-Christian left.

It is repeated over and over again in the Saudi media that: "Either America is our ally or it is not. If it is, it must deal first with Iran and the Shiites and then afterward with Israel and the Jews. If it is not our ally, we will withdraw our support from the US economy and deny them our money and oil."

Can anyone explain as to why Obama has instructed that the term "Islamic extremism" no longer be used in official government documents and statements? Furthermore, the Obama administration is now accusing Israel of harming American interests in the Middle East. General David Petraeus, the head of America Central Command, said Israel's intransigence on resolving the conflict with the Palestinians is endangering U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Even the US Congress considers Obama's behavior toward Netanyahu humiliating.

"Obama is a real problem for Israel," a senior official told told Yediot. "He is Israel's biggest strategic catastrophe." The newspaper also quoted another official who believes that for the first time Washington has switched sides. "The Obama White House is - unacceptably - putting pressure only on Israel but does not expect anything from "palestinians."

Many may still argue asking 'Is Obama a Muslim'? Is there any doubt?

It became all too clear after Obama's election how proud he was of his Muslim name, background and family. He made this plain when he gave his very first interview to Muslim media and boasted of these things.

Bear in mind, it was verboten to speak of such things during the presidential campaign. That was the level of deceit and obfuscation and Taqiya - deception or lies to advance Islam.

Here are some of the actions taken by Obama right after he was elected as the President of United States:

[1] March 2009, Obama declares the "war on terror" is over despite a dramatic increase in jihad war ops.

[2] March 2009, he floats the idea that he will talk to violent, genocidal Hamas.

[3] March 2009, he demands, recruits and insists that more Muslim Americans work in the Obama administration.

[4] April 2009, Obama tells Europe to admit Islamic Turkey into EU, much to the consternation of the Europeans.

[5] April 2009, Obama demands non-Muslims respect Islam in a speech in Turkey.

[6] April 2009, Obama in a speech from Turkey: "We are not a Christian nation."

[7] April 2009, Dalia Mogahed, the first hijab-clad senior adviser to Obama on Muslim affairs says in an interview with terrorist - and jihad-supporting Sheik Yusuf Qaradawi's website, "Many have claimed that terrorists have 'hijacked Islam'. I disagree. I think Islam is safe and thriving in the lives of Muslims around the world. What the terrorists have been allowed to take over are Muslim grievances."

[8] In April 2009, Obama lays groundwork for a partnership with Hamas.

[9] May 2009, Obama promises to offer his "personal commitment" to Muslims.

[10] May 2009, Obama calls America "one of the largest Muslim countries on the planet."

[11] June 2009, Obama invites the Muslim Brotherhood, violent global jihadist group whose sole objective is a universal caliphate, to his speech to the Ummah [Muslim community] in Cairo.

[12] June 2009, Obama makes a stunning speech to the Muslim world from Al Azhar University in Cairo. It defies explanation.

[13] July 2009, Obama creates a new office at the State department, Outreach to the Worldwide Muslim community, reporting directly to Hillary Clinton.

[14] October 2009, Obama offers millions in Muslim technology fund.

[15] May 2010, Obama's Counterterrorism Advisor calls Jihad "Legitimate Tenet of Islam".

Internationally acclaimed scholar and esteemed writer Dr. Daniel Pipes did extensive investigation into the matter to find the plain fact as to whether Barack Obama was a Muslim and found "Obama was born a Muslim to a non-practicing Muslim father and for some years had a reasonably Muslim upbringing under the auspices of his Indonesian step-father."

In one of his articles, Dr. Pipes wrote, "Interviews with dozens of former classmates, teachers, neighbors and friends show that Obama was not a regular practicing Muslim when he was in Indonesia, despite being listed as a Muslim on the registration form for the Catholic school, Strada Asisia, where he attended 1st through 3rd grades. At the time, the school most likely registered children based on the religion of their fathers, said [Israella Pareira] Darmawan, Obama's former [1st-grade] teacher. Because Soetoro was a Muslim, Obama was listed as a Muslim, she said.

"Obama was an irregularly practicing Muslim who rarely or occasionally prayed with his step-father in a mosque. This precisely substantiates my statement that he "for some years had a reasonably Muslim upbringing under the auspices of his Indonesian step-father."

In January 2008 Jon Christian Ryter, which is the pseudonym of a former newspaper reporter with the Parkersburg, WV Sentinel, commenting on Obama wrote: "On Dec. 22 at the Smoky Row Coffee Shop in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the locals asked Obama about his Muslim roots. He said: "My father was from Kenya. A lot of people in his village were Muslim. He didn't practice Islam. Truth is, he wasn't very religious." That was a lie.

Obama's father and stepfather were devout Islamics. Both faithfully practiced their religion. His stepfather, who had a much greater impact on Obama's upbringing, was a radical Wahabbi Muslim. "My mother was a Christian from Kansas." That was also a lie.

Obama's mother, his material grandmother and grandfather were all atheists.

"They married and then divorced. I was raised by my mother. So, I've always been a Christian. The only connection I've had to Islam is that my grandfather on my father's side came from that country. But I've never practiced Islam...For a while I lived in Indonesia because my mother was teaching there. And that's a Muslim country. And I went to school—but I didn't practice Islam." Another lie.

Obama's mother married Lolo Soetoro, a Wahabbi extremist who lived in Indonesia. When Obama's mother moved to Indonesia—before she married her second Muslim husband—she enrolled her son in Francis Assisis Catholic School. He was enrolled as a Muslim because he was a Muslim. The enrollment form required each student to choose one of five state-sanctioned religions when enrolling: Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Muslim, or Protestant. Had he been a lifelong Christian, or even a recent convert, he—or his mother—would have circled Protestant."

"When confronted with this information, Obama said he couldn't understand how such an error could have happened. Los Angeles Times reporter Paul Watson, who dug into Obama's allegation of error, said "...his former Roman Catholic and Muslim teachers, along with two people who were identified by Obama's grade school teacher as childhood friends, says Obama was registered by his family as a Muslim at both schools he attended. The registration meant that during the third and fourth grades, Obama learned about Islam for two hours each week in religion classes. The childhood friends say Obama sometimes went to Friday prayers at the local mosque."

Scores of controversies and arguments are available on the net about religious identity of the American president. But, to my personal opinion, best way to find the truth is to carefully scrutinize his activities being the most powerful President in today's world. Just lately, he gave support towards construction of the devil mosque project within Ground Zero area. Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf of Cordova Center in New York City should be extremely delighted at such support of the Us President.

In his latest effort to find common ground with Republicans in Congress, President Barack Obama said today that he was willing to agree that he is a Muslim.

Differences over his religious orientation have been a sore point between the President and his Republican foes for the past two years, but in agreeing that he is a Muslim Mr. Obama is sending a clear signal that he is trying to find consensus.

“The American people do not want to see us fighting in Washington,” Mr. Obama told reporters at the White House. “They want to see us working together to improve their lives, and Allah willing, we will.”

But Mr. Obama’s willingness to back down on his claim of being a Christian does not seem to have satisfied his Republican opposition, as GOP leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) today insisted that the President must also agree that he was born in Kenya.

While Mr. Obama did not immediately agree to Rep. Bohener’s demand, he hinted that yet another compromise might be in the offing: “My place of birth has been, and will always be, negotiable.

Did the Lord originally intend that men and women, boys and girls (of any and every age and race) roam around NUDE publicly?

After all, He DID create Adam and Eve TOTALLY naked (Genesis 2:25). Moreover, He did not - at that time - give them the Sacred-66 HOLY BIBLE to inform them how wickedly naughty is was to appear publicly pornographic without any clothes on (whether for "doctor's exam," nude-dance-stripping exhibitionism, sunbathing, swimming, gymnastics, or whatever).

The one act of disobedience (relating to eating that forbidden fruit from "that tree") indeed brought death - both initial and more permanent - contrary to the Serpent's irrationalized lie. Part of that "death" involved a separation away from and innocent perception of public human nudity.

It is difficult for this author to imagine what it would have been like had Eve and Adam (in THAT GENDER order, by the way, per First Timothy 2:14), not sinned. I myself (like other humans) - in all honesty and frankness - react erotically (covertly and overtly) when encountering the naked opposite sex.

Apparently, however, the word "naked" was, at first, perhaps never intended to be a part of human vocabulary. God asked forbidden-fruit-filled Adam: "Who told you that you were naked?" (Genesis chapter 3)

Furthermore, as the Lord intended (by Genesis 1:28 command) for humans to "be fruitful and multiply" (i.e. have sexual connections and reproduce offspring), one wonders if there wasn't some pre-Fall factor which was involved with some at least temporary and occasional "desire" or state of mind resulting in temporary and occasional sexual conjugation among those who would have always been casually nude publicly.

Whatever there was, disobedience-caused 'death' of a most misfortunate kind completely obliterated that. Since then, up to now, and to the ages of the ages, public nudity was, is, and eternally will be either erotically enticing or pornographic repulsive, dirty, and expensive (think about the myriad pricey fashions and styles for all sorts of clothes....and with the harsh climactic weather changes since the Garden of Eden, some clothes are vital for survival).

After Adam and Eve transgressed, they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves "aprons" (Genesis 3:7). Go ahead and guess what body parts of theirs were still exposed for shame by such primative insufficiency!

When the Lord saw them and their genital underwear, did He reprimand them and promptly demand that they remove such needlessness to once again go totally naked? He did NOT, but instead "made for [them] garments of skins, and clothed them" (Genesis 3:21).

[ Incidently, for you spiritist and vegetarian animal worshippers: "skins" of WHAT ]?

Following all that, God gave general-public humans the Holy Bible - which is in complete and understandable accord with the shame-about-being-publicly-naked mentality of everyone from our ancestral parents to us modern folk on....along with Scriptural inferences and insinuations to desire and need to completely (but in private) temporally and occasionally expose our entire bodies to certain ones of the opposite sex we are presently married with, for all sorts of sexual positioning and copulation. But gone forever is PUBLICLY-displayed innocent, wholesome, healthy, benign, general-public-view display of sensual phenomena such as:

(1) LOOSE long hair (Numbers 5:18, Song 7:5, I Cor. 11:14)
(2) naked ARMS (II Samuel 13:18 - RSV and NASV)
(3) bare BACK and BREASTS (Proverbs 5:19 - NASV, not RSV)
(4) bare CROTCH (Isaiah 3:16-17 - KJV and RSV, not NASV)
(5) bare BUTTOCKS (Isaiah 20:4)
(6) nude THIGHS and LEGS (Isaiah 47:1-4 - KJV and NASV)
(7) bare FEET (Jeremiah 2:25 - not NIV nor TEV)

A host of Scripture verses reiterate the un-acceptability (not "non"-acceptability, in this case) of public nudity (e.g. Leviticus 18, Ezekiel 16 and 23, Jeremiah 2, Hosea 1, 1st Timothy 2:8-9, and many more).

Yet, non-pictoral (i.e. non-illustrated) plus non-obscenely-titillating descriptions and legitimate poetically-graphic admiration of private spousal body-parts beauty are profusely and righteously portrayed in the (again, NON-lewd and NON-licentuous) Old-Testament Song of Solomon..... which is appropriate reading to and for ALL ages of human beings -- as is the remainder of the entire HOLY BIBLE.

Compromising errant mis-translations of Scripture exacerbate the problem of especially Christian women and girls presuming that loose-long-haired "mopheadedness" is [ supposedly ] 'acceptable' public hairstyle in heterosexual (mixed-gender) view....and heretic mis-renditions of the Bible complicate conveyance of the solution of mandating general-public (and consistent!) wearing of (decent) interwoven back-of-head ponytail or bun/pug chignon hairstyle.

For example, the King James Version (KJV) and some other recent translations MIS-state Song of Solomon 7:5. In that Canticles passages, is the husband merely sensuously describing and longing for his bride's "hair" -- or is he instead alluding to the [sensuous] "flowing locks" of her hair as being as beautiful as 'Carmel' and 'purple' with which 'the king' is 'captivated?'

Strong's Word# 1803 for the previously-mentioned word in question within the inerrant ben-Asher Hebrew Received Text of the Old Testament is defined as:

(1) "locks hanging down," by The Gesenius Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon of the Old Testament.....
(2) "hair hanging down" by The New Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew/English Lexicon....
(3) "unbound hair" by The William Holladay Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament.
All this, of course, quite understandably correlates with modern pop and rock songs which suggest to gals preparing for sexual activity to "kick off their shoes and let their hair down." Literally! [But NO pictorial descriptions are needed now for elaboration!]