George Clooney’s fairy-tale marriage to Amal Alamuddin may be a match made in Hollywood heaven, but his bride’s unblushing ties to oppressive Islam are not divine, raising a red flag about influential types with skewed agendas joining forces.
Alamuddin is a Lebanese Druze, an elusive Islamic sect that does not recognize converts, forbids interfaith marriages, and allows only specially designated believers called “knowers” to access its scriptures. She is also a high-profile lawyer with the West-hostile United Nations, and an advisor to the King of Bahrain — a country with a “continuing policy of systematic torture,” notes its own human rights agency.
Alamuddin makes no bones about defending thuggy Muslims. The legal eagle stood in court in May to fight for Libyan lout Abdullah al Senussi, charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity, including torture, assassinations, and town-square hangings, as henchman for now-dead dictator Moammar Khaddafy. That pervert got his jollies raping kids and inflicting agony on countless innocent people, including thrashing the soles of their feet, hanging them by their wrists from a ceiling, electric shocks, burning them with cigarettes, and unleashing mad dogs on them. Many Libyans blame Senussi for the 1996 massacre of 1,200 inmates at Tripoli’s Abu Salem prison, a Paris court convicted him in absentia for bombing a French jet in 1989, and Scottish police want to question him over allegations of masterminding the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. None of it has moved Alamuddin to kick him to the curb.
Her mother’s boss is just as disgusting. Pan-Arab newspaper “Al-Hayat” employs Baria Alamuddin as a foreign editor and has grown rich off the western world, but it is not above mocking the suffering of 9-11 victims with innumerable callous cartoons. A 2007 “Al-Hayat” sketch depicted Osama bin Laden grinning while making the “V” for victory sign with two fingers formed like the blazing Twin Towers. A 2002 cartoon showed legs shaped like an “11” chasing Uncle Sam and captioned “September.” Another caricature showed a Muslim praying for the death of Americans. The prayer was portrayed as missiles, reading “Allah scatter them!” “Turn their wives into widows!” “Turn their children into orphans!”
Oxford-educated Alamuddin has not used her clout to address these human rights violations against the western ideals that made her career and marriage possible, or speak up against the atrocities in her native Lebanon — yet another Muslim nation rife with torture, homophobia, curtailed free speech, and abominable women’s rights. Her limousine-liberal hubby, meanwhile, has used his celebrity to promote his own views, calling free speech “unfortunate” — really, George? — broiling George W. Bush, and coming to near-blows with President Obama’s critics. Clooney was more believable when he confessed, “I’m not smart enough and I don’t know enough about what’s going on.”
His nuptials to Amal prove he still hasn’t a clue.
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