Monday, February 27, 2006

POPE SAYS TERRORISTS FACE GOD'S WRATH

http://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=65270

POPE SAYS TERRORISTS FACE GOD'S WRATH

Vatican, Feb. 27 (CWNews.com) - Terrorists who kill in the name of religious faith will receive a stern judgment from God, Pope Benedict XVI warned during a public audience on Sunday, February 26.

Responding to a new spate of religious violence in Iraq and in Nigeria, the Pope said: "God, the Creator and Father of all, will be severe in his judgment of those who shed their brothers' blood invoking His name."

With the season of lent approaching, the Pope suggested that Christians should fast and pray for an end to bloodshed, particularly in the nations where religious conflicts are now flaring.

The Pontiff referred first to the attacks on mosques in Iraq, in a conflict between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims. These attacks, he said, "spread mourning, nourish hatred, and interfere with the already difficult job of reconstruction in that country."

He also noted the religious conflicts in Nigeria, where several days of confrontation between Christians and Muslims have caused many deaths and the destruction of several churches and mosques. Such violence deserves "firm condemnation" by all responsible religious leaders, he said.

Violence and bloodshed are not authentic products of religious faith, the Holy Father said. True faith, he said, produces "not destructive conflict, but the spirit of brotherhood and cooperation for the common good."


 
How many times do I have to tell you to get out and stay out! Posted by Picasa
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Saturday, February 25, 2006

The unknown, unstable future of middle east governments

 

Feeding the crocodile so it will eat you last

The unknown, unstable future of middle east governments Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Australia is insisting on assimilation

Australia is insisting on assimilation. Non assimilation leads to alienation. The problem is never ever money. The underlying problem is non assimilation. Muslims who have fled their hellhole countries to the West would be far more happy if assimilated and part of the Western culture.

http://dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story/0,20281,18248906-5001028,00.html

Go elsewhere for sharia law: Costello

ANYONE who believes Islamic sharia law can co-exist with Australian law should move to a country where they feel more comfortable, Treasurer Peter Costello said today.

All Australian citizens must adhere to the framework in society which maintains tolerance and protects the rights and liberties of all, he said. It is a pre-condition for citizenship of Australia.

Mr Costello was giving a speech on the meaning of Australian citizenship to the Sydney Institute.

"There is one law we are all expected to abide by," Mr Costello said.

"It is the law enacted by the Parliament under the Australian Constitution.






"If you can't accept that, then you don't accept the fundamentals of what Australia is and what it stands for."Mr Costello, the son of a Methodist lay preacher and who was raised a Baptist, emphasised that Australia is a secular state under which the freedom of all religions is protected.

"But there is not a separate stream of law derived from religious sources that competes with or supplants Australian law in governing our civil society," he said.

"The source of our law is the democratically elected legislature.

"There are countries that apply religious or sharia law – Saudi Arabia and Iran come to mind.

"If a person wants to live under sharia law these are countries where they might feel at ease.

"But not Australia."

Mr Costello said there were some beliefs and values which were so central to Australian society that those who refused to accept them refused to accept the nature of Australian society.

"If someone cannot honestly make the citizenship pledge, they cannot honestly take out citizenship," he said.

"If they have taken it out already they should not be able to keep it where they have citizenship in some other country."

It was more difficult for those born in Australia or who had no dual citizenship, Mr Costello said.

"In these cases, we have on our hands citizens who are apparently so alienated that they do not support what their country stands for," he said.

"Such alienation could become a threat to the rights and liberties of others.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

These children are probably forbidden singing, dancing, music, drama.

 

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The Art of Compromise



Higher Ground Academy grappled with a quandary: How do we teach art to Muslim students who can't create human images? The school found a solution.

BY DOUG BELDENPioneer PressAs violent protests over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad continue around the world, a St. Paul charter school is quietly negotiating the delicate question of how to teach art to Muslims.

Any depiction of God and his prophets is considered offensive under Islam, and disrespectful representations are even worse, as the recent worldwide outrage over the Danish cartoons has shown. But some Muslims also refrain from producing images of ordinary human beings and animals, citing Islamic teaching.

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These children are probably forbidden singing, dancing, music, drama. Should taxpayers be funding such repression and stifling of creativity? Posted by Picasa

Where are the so called moderates?

 

http://www.asiamedia.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=39412




LIBYA: Libya blames Italy for deadly cartoon protest



Ten die in deadly protest against cartoons in Benghazi

The Daily Star
Sunday, February 19, 2006

Tripoli --- Libya yesterday blamed Italy for a deadly riot that left 10 people dead and Rome's consulate in the city of Benghazi ablaze, the deadliest protest yet against the cartoons of Prophet Hazrat Mohammed (SM).

Police threw teargas grenades and opened fire with live ammunition on the 1,000 demonstrators, some of whom had overwhelmed security forces to storm the consulate building and set it ablaze.

Television pictures showed angry demonstrators setting fire to the Italian flag and throwing stones while thick clouds of black smoke billowed into sky from the consulate building in the eastern coastal city.

The Kadhafi foundation, headed by the reform-minded son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi Seif el-Islam, issued a statement blaming the riot on the "provocative and outrageous" actions of a controversial Italian minister.

Reform Minister Roberto Calderoli aroused uproar by vowing to sport T-shirts displaying the cartoons of Mohammed that were first published by a Danish newspaper and then reprinted elsewhere in Europe.

These people are unbelievable. Where are the so called moderates? Where are the "peacefuls"? Terrified and hiding in their mouse holes? Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

 

Most of the so called palestinians settled in the Holy Land of the Christians and Jews in the 1800s and 1900s:

http://jihadwatch.org/dhimmiwatch/

Most of the local Arabs, far from being some kind of since-time-immemorial peasantry, in fact arrived between 1920 and 1940. They came mostly from Iraq and Egypt. Others are descended from troops of Mehmet Ali or of Abd el-Kader; they arrived in the 19th century. Still others are Muslims who were transplanted by the Ottoman government from Europe when the Ottomans left Bulgaria in the 1880s.

The Land belonged to the Christians and Jews since the beginning. Posted by Picasa

Monday, February 20, 2006

I want my money

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Right woman at the right time

 


http://www.townhall.com/popups/pop_oa_signup.html

Right woman at the right time

A conversation with Iraqi National Assemblywoman Tanya Gilly-Khailany

Iraqi National Assemblywoman Tanya Gilly-Khailany is witnessing a transformation of her country she has dreamt of all her life: Men and women are working. Boys and girls are going to school. Millions have been immunized against polio and other life-threatening diseases. Construction is on the rise, as are new business startups. And the Iraqi gross domestic product has grown from $18.9 billion in 2002 to $33.1 billion in 2005. More importantly, fear throughout the country is dissipating.

It’s a far cry from the country Gilly-Khailany was forced to flee as a little girl in 1981. She was then only seven-years-old, a member of a Kurdish family from the city of Kirkuk, and agents of Saddam Hussein had made two attempts against her father’s life.

Growing up in the United States, Gilly-Khailany embraced American culture, but she never lost her identity, her pride in being Kurdish, and her commitment to a new, free Iraq. Prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, she worked with various Iraqi exile groups opposed to Saddam's regime. She has since worked with – ultimately becoming director of democracy programs at – the Washington, D.C.-based Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD).


On December 15, 2005, exactly two months after voting on a draft constitution, Iraqis cast ballots for a new National Assembly. Gilly-Khailany, who was on the Kurdish Alliance list, was elected to represent Kirkuk.

“Tanya has long believed that Iraq can be a free, democratic, pluralistic society. […] Now she will have the opportunity to help shape Iraq's future from the inside,” said FDD president Clifford D. May in a prepared statement. In a personal conversation, last week, he added, Gilly-Khailany believes “the Middle East can become part of the Free World.” Posted by Picasa

1400 years of this is enough already

 

http://www.aina.org/news/20060219174802.htm


Islam's March Against the West

The west has been wallowing in a state of ignorance and denial for thirty years as Muslim extremist perpetrated evil against innocent victims in the name of Allah.

I was ten years old when my home exploded around me burying me under the rebel drinking my blood to survive as the perpetrators shouted Allah Akbar. My only crime was that I was a Christian living in a Christian town. I learned at 10 years old the meaning of the word "infidel." I had a crash course in survival not in girl scouts, but in a bomb shelter where I lived for seven years in pitch darkness, freezing cold, drinking stale water and eating grass to live. At the age of thirteen I dressed in my burial clothes going to bed at night waiting to be slaughtered and by the age of 20 I had buried most of my friends who were killed by Muslims. We were not Americans living in New York, or Britons in London, we were Arab Christians living in Lebanon.

As a victim of Islamic terror, I was amazed when I saw Americans waking up on September 12th 2001 asking themselves "Why do they hate us?" The psychoanalyst experts were coming up with all sort of excuses as to what did we do to offend the Muslim World? If America and the west were paying attention to the Middle East they would not have had to even ask the question. Simply put, they hate me and you because we are defined in their eyes by one simple word, "infidels."

Under the banner of Islam "la, ilaha illa allah, muhammad rasoulu allah," there is no God but Allah, Muhammad is his prophet, they murdered Jewish children in Israel, massacred Christians in Lebanon, killed Copts in Egypt, Assyrians in Syria, Hindus in India, and expelled almost 900,000 Jews out of Muslim lands. We Middle Eastern infidels paid the price then and for their indifference and shortsightedness infidels worldwide are paying the price now.

Tolerating evil is a crime. Appeasing murderers doesn't buy protection, it earns disrespect and loathing in the enemy's eyes. Apathy is the weapon by which the west is committing suicide. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Iran’s rulers amass fortunes through corruption

 

Exclusive: Iran’s rulers amass fortunes through corruption

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The image of “rich ayatollahs driving around in bullet-proof Mercedes” has become the butt of many jokes and the cause of much resentment in a country where, according to World Bank figures, the per capital income has fallen to a fifth of its 1970s value. ........... Posted by Picasa

Friday, February 17, 2006

Tolerating Islamist intolerance

 

http://www.dailypioneer.com/indexn12.asp?main_variable=EDITS&file_name=edit3%2Etxt&counter_img=3


Tolerating Islamist intolerance


A great deal has been written on the 'cartoon controversy', but it is far from enough. The current storm of orchestrated violence and intimidatory protests across the world is symbolic of a deep and sustained intolerance among Muslims, and of rising levels of tolerance of Muslim intolerance, that jointly undermine the possibility of freedom in large parts of the world.

Crucially, it is precisely this tolerance of intolerance that has allowed vocal and violent radicalised Islamist minorities to silence Muslim majorities and to transform the global image of Islam into the grotesque parody of the faith that the Danish cartoons sought - perhaps indelicately - to reflect.

Offensive though these cartoons may have been - and they were not offensive to at least some Muslims, who saw in them, not an insult to the Prophet or the faith, but rather a critique of the unrelenting violence that has become the defining character of much of the Muslim world - the criminal incitement and calls to 'butcher/kill/behead those who insult Islam' have only reinforced the images the cartoons reflected, "allowing mass hysteria to define Islam's message".

What dishonours Islam more? A few irreverent cartoons? Or the acts of remorseless murder, of relentless violence against people of other faiths, of the intimidation and abuse of all other faiths and communities, which the Islamists - including states adhering to the Islamist ideology, such as Pakistan - routinely engage in? Why, then, does the Muslim world not rise up in rage against these fanatics and political opportunists who are bringing disgrace and disrepute to their faith? Why are the voices of criticism against extremist Islam and Islamist terrorism so muted?

Indeed, why is it that all occasional and invariably qualified criticism of these terrorists is accompanied by vague justifications of the need to 'understand root causes' and the 'hurt' caused to the 'Muslim psyche'? Is the 'Muslim psyche' uniquely susceptible to injury?

Venomous characterisations of Hindus, Jews, Christians and, generally, all kafirs, are the stock-in-trade of the discourse in some Muslim countries, often communicated through official media, such as national television channels. The ideologies of hatred against other faiths are systematically propagated in so many Muslim states - we in India are familiar with the Pakistani case, where school curricula routinely demonise non-Muslims.

And do the words or pictures or caricatures by non-Muslims do more injury to the 'Islamic world' than the hideous acts of terrorism that Islamists have been inflicting on non-Muslims - and, indeed, on so many Muslims - all over the world? Worse, after so many Muslim-majority states have simply wiped out their own minorities, or are, even today, in the process of doing so, these very states go shrieking around about 'hurting the sentiments of minorities' when something is said against Muslims or Islam.

Indeed, 'Islamic' states oppress even their own sectarian minorities - be they non-Wahabbi Sunnis in some cases, or Shia, Ismaili, Ahmadiya, or Sufi, in others - not only through systematic denial of elementary religious rights to these sects, but, as in the case of Pakistan, through state sponsored terrorist movements against such minorities - recall that the Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan was set up by General Zia-ul-Haq to target Shias in the wake of the Iranian revolution, and continued to enjoy the support of the state under successor regimes, till it got mixed up with the Al Qaeda and anti-US terrorism, and lost its status as a sarkari (state supported) jihadi organisation.

Many 'Islamic' countries have institutionalised this intolerance, outlawing the public practice of any other Faith, and made the possession of any religious icon, other than Muslim, a punishable offence. Non-Muslim minorities live in abject terror of blasphemy laws in Pakistan, as in many other Muslim countries.

The truth is, the state lies behind much of the Islamist extremism and frenzy that we are witnessing today. To return to the case of the Danish cartoons, there was no 'spontaneous outburst' of popular sentiment; it was only after the Organisation of Islamic Countries decided to whip up emotions around the issue, and states like Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Saudi Arabia began to incite the rabble through official statements and actions, or statements by religious leaders tied to the regimes there, disseminated through official media, that the violent street protests commenced.

In Pakistan, the protests and the violence have principally been led by the Jamaat-ud-Dawa - the reincarnation of the purportedly 'banned' Lashkar-e-Toiba - which has flourished under state patronage, and that was cast by the Musharraf administration into a 'leadership' role recently in the relief operations after the earthquake that devastated parts of Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

But the 'cartoon crisis' is not unique. Even while this controversy was raging across the world, Shia minorities were being attacked by Sunni terrorists in Pakistan; in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir, a case was registered against the local chapter of the Bible Society of India for the 'grievous crime' of distributing "gas cylinders, three water bottles, audio cassettes and a copy of the New Testament in Urdu" to earthquake victims in a village in Uri.

In Ladakh, riots were engineered between Muslims and Buddhists because some torn pages of the Quran were recovered, leading to allegations of sacrilege. In the Aligarh Muslim University, a young girl was being threatened with collective rape for daring to protest against a diktat against wearing jeans and a T-shirt. These are only a few current and proximate examples of a remorseless oppression over the decades.

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There is an American Indian saying: 'it takes an entire village to raise a single child'. Similarly, it takes a very large community, often entire nations, to raise a single suicide bomber. For far too long, extremist Muslim discourse has been tolerated - to the point of incitement to murder - in the belief that acts of terrorism are distinct from such ideologies of hatred. But it is the wide acceptance within large sections of Muslim communities in many countries of these ideologies of hatred that produce the environment within which groups can mobilise, recruit motivate, train and deploy terrorists and suicide bombers.  Posted by Picasa

more cartoons will come

 

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,18165591^1702,00.html

Editor unrepentant over cartoons

When asked whether he regretted his decision to publish the Mohammed cartoons, in light of the firestorm they unleashed in the Islamic world and threats against him, Flemming said it was like asking a rape victim whether she regretted wearing a short skirt. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

A silent cry for help behind the burkas?

 

http://themilpitaspost.com/todaysletters/ci_3492468

A silent cry for help behind the burkas?

Pakistani viewpoint
Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

I was saddened to read the letter of Javed Altaf in the Milpitas Post dated Feb 2, "Text clashes extremist, moderate Hindus." As a woman from Pakistan who immigrated to the United States, I would like to tell everyone that there are people in Pakistan who do not show such hatred toward others.

I grew up in Pakistan and we were always taught to hate India, Israel and America. Our school books described Christians, Jews and Hindus as evil people, and unfortunately most Pakistanis exhibit a lot of hatred because of this. I was ashamed when Pakistanis celebrated on the streets after innocent people were killed in the Sept. 11 attacks. Even when I got my passport, I had to sign a statement on the application form that I consider the leader of Qadiani group of Muslims to be an imposter and his followers to be non-Muslim. I felt uncomfortable signing it as I somehow thought it is a hateful thing to do. To all Qadiani brothers and sisters, I wish to apologize on behalf of Pakistanis and say I am truly sorry I signed the statement.

Fortunately, I had the chance to leave Pakistan and find freedom in America. Now, I do not have to cover myself with a burqa.

I learned that one can be a good person even without being a Muslim and I got the confidence to question Islam. Islam is an artificial religion of medieval Arabs. Why should I accept any religion that forces me to wear a burqa and prevents my education?

Mr. Altaf's letter talks about caste system in India. I want to point out that the caste system is alive and well in Pakistan as well. It is hypocritical of Pakistanis to talk of a caste system.

The people of Pakistan are no different from the people of India except that we are born into Islam. This unfortunate difference gave birth to Pakistan, which has the dishonor of being created as the world's first religion-based country. We should never have left India because forming a country based on religion tells the world that we are hateful people. Please tell your readers that not all Pakistanis are hateful people.

Ironically, my own life has been one where the differences between Indians and Pakistanis have been buried. After leaving Islam, I searched for spiritual peace and met a wonderful man who is a Hindu from India. Today, he is my husband and I find that I have a lot of freedom. Women in Islam do not have any freedom and four women are considered to be equal to one man. I realize that I would not have had the opportunity to meet my husband had I not come to America and got my freedom. There are many women like me who long for freedom. I sincerely wish I could do something for my sisters or that America would liberate my sisters but without hurting the people.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

just the beginning

 



http://media.fastclick.net/w/pc.cgi?mid=83208&sid=18589

Ontario Set To Pass Anti-Sharia Law To Protect Muslim Women

The Ontario Legislature returned to work today - and one of the pieces of law set to pass within the next three weeks is Bill 27, the "Family Statute Law Amendment Act."

What is unique about this law is that it is being introduced for one purpose only: to prevent Muslims from participating in a successful arbitration process that sanctions arbitration of custodial and marital disputes by religious tribunals. Toronto Star Article here.

Although Christians and Jews have quietly and successfully run religion-based arbitration tribuals for a decade, they will now lose this legal right in the name of "fairness" as Ontario cannot legally exclude one religious group and allow others to continue.

Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty had previously been prepared to recognize "parts" of Muslim Sharia law, but did a 180 degree turn in the face of massive public opposition: much of which came from Muslim women.

Alia Hogben, executive director of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women summed it up by saying, "We don't want to be ghettoized. We're Canadian women."

The problem, of course, is the brutal and barbaric nature of Muslim Sharia law as widely practiced - which includes such provisions as...
Wife Hitting as Religiously Sanctioned Family Discipline

Wife as Husband's Property

Children as Husband's Property

Sanctioned Polygamy

Child brides for older men.

Stonings for Adultery

Amputations as Punishment.

Eye Gouging as Punishment.

The Muslim view of "Human Rights" as illustrated by the actual decisions of Sharia Law Tribunals throughout the Muslim world is hardly a model that should be incorporated into Canadian jurisprudence in any form.

For supporters of Sharia in Western societies, the devil IS in the details of how Sharia is really practiced when implemented. It must be a tough sell when the system you want to implement here includes rape of daughters and wives as punishment for a man's lawbreaking.

Yes, you read that correctly - Muslim Sharia Tribunals still call for rape of women family members as punishment many times a year. Sure, many Muslim scholars will argue that this is not "correct" Sharia - but the truth of any value system is not illustrated in what people say, but in the actions of the people who profess to share that value system.
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there is no real honor in islam

 


http://www.faithfreedom.org/oped/DenisSchulz60214.htm

There Is No Honor In Islam

.....The less honor reposing in a person or a group, the more angry and violent the response to any challenge, real or imagined, by said person or group.

Let it be said: There is no honor in cutting the hands off thieves; there is no honor in the murder of a wife or sister or daughter because of the sexual incompetence of some braying jackass; there is no honor in collapsing or even talking about collapsing buildings on gays and lesbians; there is no honor in locking women up in houses and clothing them in garbage bags so some maladjusted sexist chauvinist pig can feel superior to someone; there is no honor in screaming ‘Death to Israel,’ and ‘Death to America; there is no honor…no honor…no honor…

The mobs rampaging through the streets of Damascus , Tehran and Beirut should serve as a warning to the West. These are not the kind of people a sane person would want living next door. They are mean, nasty, ugly. Satan would have been proud of them; bearded, wild-eyed, irrational…men, youths; mere boys, exuding hatred with every breath. Everywhere one looked one saw men, men…men. Where were the women? The only thing that could possibly ameliorate the savageness of these low-life cretins would have been the presence of women—a lot of them. The higher the percentage of women in a given crowd, the less the propensity of said crowd to engage in violence.

Is it possible that 12 cartoon depictions of the Prophet could turn normal everyday men into raving rampaging lunatics—a sort of spontaneous combustion? Not likely. The kind of hatred exhibited in the streets of Tehran and elsewhere in the Muslim world does not come from the tooth fairy. It has a long gestation period. It has to be imbibed with a mother’s milk. Brainwashing is an art—it takes a long time to put even a small load through the spin cycle.

And where did the mobs come from so quickly, so spontaneously, so expeditiously? Did they come out of thin air? Didn’t any of those rascals have jobs? Some of them must have been employed somewhere. Did they vacate the counting house, the forge, and the furnace to riot? No wonder the economies of some Muslim countries rival that of Lower Slobbovia!

The truth: Muslims cannot be trusted. They practice taquiya instead of honesty; dissimulation trumps frankness; power relationships replace cooperation. They are not like us, they have never been like us, and, chances are, they never will be. It is time to put a halt to Muslim immigration to the United States . Islam has nothing to do with freedom and democracy; it has everything to do with slavery and oppression. If Muslims want acceptance let them publicly renounce the sharia. If the vast majority of the world’s 1.2 billion so-called peace loving Muslims can’t rid Islam of a handful of Jihadists it’s because they don’t want to. A Muslim is no more likely to join America in its war on terrorism than a Nazi in the 1930s would have been to oppose Adolph Hitler.

Now it is Mohammed’s turn. A mass murderer, the man responsible for the destruction of the Syriac, Egyptiac and Persian civilizations among others, and for the oppression of more human beings than communism and fascism combined, he deserves it. Posted by Picasa

beheaded because islam doesn't want young girls educated

 


Beheaded young Christian schoolgirl in Indonesia.

She was beheaded because islam doesn't want young girls educated!

What kind of religion would brainwash it's vulnerable youth into committing such atrocities? No religion would do such a thing.

Actions of a death cult. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Brought up on hate

We were brought up to hate - and we do

The controversy regarding the Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed completely misses the point. Of course, the cartoons are offensive to Muslims, but newspaper cartoons do not warrant the burning of buildings and the killing of innocent people. The cartoons did not cause the disease of hate that we are seeing in the Muslim world on our television screens at night - they are only a symptom of a far greater disease.

I was born and raised as a Muslim in Cairo, Egypt and in the Gaza Strip. In the 1950s, my father was sent by Egypt's President, Gamal Abdel Nasser, to head the Egyptian military intelligence in Gaza and the Sinai where he founded the Palestinian Fedayeen, or "armed resistance". They made cross-border attacks into Israel, killing 400 Israelis and wounding more than 900 others.

My father was killed as a result of the Fedayeen operations when I was eight years old. He was hailed by Nasser as a national hero and was considered a shaheed, or martyr. In his speech announcing the nationalisation of the Suez Canal, Nasser vowed that all of Egypt would take revenge for my father's death. My siblings and I were asked by Nasser: "Which one of you will avenge your father's death by killing Jews?" We looked at each other speechless, unable to answer.

In school in Gaza, I learned hate, vengeance and retaliation. Peace was never an option, as it was considered a sign of defeat and weakness. At school we sang songs with verses calling Jews "dogs" (in Arab culture, dogs are considered unclean).

Criticism and questioning were forbidden. When I did either of these, I was told: "Muslims cannot love the enemies of God, and those who do will get no mercy in hell." As a young woman, I visited a Christian friend in Cairo during Friday prayers, and we both heard the verbal attacks on Christians and Jews from the loudspeakers outside the mosque. They said: "May God destroy the infidels and the Jews, the enemies of God. We are not to befriend them or make treaties with them." We heard worshippers respond "Amen".

My friend looked scared; I was ashamed. That was when I first realised that something was very wrong in the way my religion was taught and practised. Sadly, the way I was raised was not unique. Hundreds of millions of other Muslims also have been raised with the same hatred of the West and Israel as a way to distract from the failings of their leaders. Things have not changed since I was a little girl in the 1950s.

Palestinian television extols terrorists, and textbooks still deny the existence of Israel. More than 300 Palestinians schools are named after shaheeds, including my father. Roads in both Egypt and Gaza still bear his name - as they do of other "martyrs". What sort of message does that send about the role of terrorists? That they are heroes. Leaders who signed peace treaties, such as President Anwar Sadat, have been assassinated. Today, the Islamo-fascist president of Iran uses nuclear dreams, Holocaust denials and threats to "wipe Israel off the map" as a way to maintain control of his divided country.

Indeed, with Denmark set to assume the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council, the flames of the cartoon controversy have been fanned by Iran and Syria. This is critical since the International Atomic Energy Agency is expected to refer Iran to the Security Council and demand sanctions. At the same time, Syria is under scrutiny for its actions in Lebanon. Both Iran and Syria cynically want to embarrass the Danes to achieve their dangerous goals.

But the rallies and riots come from a public ripe with rage. From my childhood in Gaza until today, blaming Israel and the West has been an industry in the Muslim world. Whenever peace seemed attainable, Palestinian leaders found groups who would do everything to sabotage it. They allowed their people to be used as the front line of Arab jihad. Dictators in countries surrounding the Palestinians were only too happy to exploit the Palestinians as a diversion from problems in their own backyards. The only voice outside of government control in these areas has been the mosques, and these places of worship have been filled with talk of jihad.

Is it any surprise that after decades of indoctrination in a culture of hate, that people actually do hate? Arab society has created a system of relying on fear of a common enemy. It's a system that has brought them much-needed unity, cohesion and compliance in a region ravaged by tribal feuds, instability, violence, and selfish corruption. So Arab leaders blame Jews and Christians rather than provide good schools, roads, hospitals, housing, jobs, or hope to their people.

For 30 years I lived inside this war zone of oppressive dictatorships and police states. Citizens competed to appease and glorify their dictators, but they looked the other way when Muslims tortured and terrorised other Muslims. I witnessed honour killings of girls, oppression of women, female genital mutilation, polygamy and its devastating effect on family relations. All of this is destroying the Muslim faith from within.

It's time for Arabs and Muslims to stand up for their families. We must stop allowing our leaders to use the West and Israel as an excuse to distract from their own failed leadership and their citizens' lack of freedoms. It's time to stop allowing Arab leaders to complain about cartoons while turning a blind eye to people who defame Islam by holding Korans in one hand while murdering innocent people with the other.

Muslims need jobs - not jihad. Apologies about cartoons will not solve the problems. What is needed is hope and not hate. Unless we recognise that the culture of hate is the true root of the riots surrounding this cartoon controversy, this violent overreaction will only be the start of a clash of civilis-ations that the world cannot bear.

Living in hell

 


Iranian Women Provide Catalyst for Change

Ms. Abasalti and the other Iranian female expatriates I interviewed for this piece advocate openly for the overthrow of the regime… …

… Roya Teimouri…an Iranian woman…was returning from a Brussels conference called Referendum for a Free Iran where Iranian expatriates from around the world gathered to begin the process of forming a new parliament outside Iran. …

…Ghazal Omid…her new book about her life in and escape from Iran…Appropriately titled “Living in Hell,”…

…I began to intensely study Islam…have come to belief that the faith inspires aggression toward not only the non-Muslim free world but, as symptomatic, its own female population… …

…experienced by females from Indonesia to Morocco…how is it that such cruelty, visited upon its own subjugated female population, is so universal in Islamic lands?
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Why is the world's most violent religion violent?

Why is the world's most violent religion violent?
From the Toronto Sun by Salim Mansur

The world, perhaps, is exhausted with trying to understand what malady torments some Muslims to behave insanely. And with their propensity to violence as in the latest saga over the Danish cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

How does one explain how cartoons -- however objectionable to religious sensibility -- can spark violence in the name of Islam, which means peace?

Or, for that matter, why the late Iranian clerical leader Ayatollah Khomeini, in February 1989, pronounced a death sentence on Salman Rushdie for his novel, The Satanic Verses, that alluded allegorically to the Prophet Mohammed.

Experts have engaged for some time in explaining contemporary Muslim politics, as the historian Bernard Lewis does in his book, What Went Wrong? Such efforts continue in the hope of making sense of this behaviour that bewilders non-Muslims.

But even as Muslims insist their faith-tradition is one of peace, the conduct of at least a considerable segment of the Muslim population contradicts their public faith.

Some writers such as Ibn Warraq, a pseudonym, suggest the problem with Muslim conduct is inherent in Islam.

They contend Muslim violence is symptomatic of an intolerant religion.

But the Koran, Islam's sacred text, calls upon its readers to engage in introspection. Muslims who engage in what the Koran invites them to do would eschew violence as a requisite of their faith.

Why, then, is there such a disconnect between what Muslims insist their faith represents and the conduct of some Muslims, as we witness it in recent times?

For a plausible figurative explanation consider the following: Chronologically speaking Islam is in its 15th century, Christianity in its 21st and Judaism in its 58th.

We might express the ages of these three faith-traditions in terms of human life span, with Islam being in its adolescent years, Christianity having entered into its adult years and Judaism being well past its middle age.

Several centuries ago when Christianity was about the same age as Islam is today, it too often showed characteristics of adolescents lacking in introspection, readily prone to committing violence and in taking offence, behaving uncharitably toward others and being self-righteous.

The remarkable achievement of Judaism, from the perspective of its relatively long life, is survival against terrible odds.

This has provided Judaism with the wisdom of respectful coexistence with other faith traditions.

What we view in the behaviour of radical Muslims as bewildering -- people who have, for instance, dynamited the Buddha statues of Bamiyan in Afghanistan, gutted churches, repeatedly insulted people of other faiths -- is consistent with the conduct of an adolescent, yet to grow up and understand that actions have consequences.

Not all Muslims are adolescents, or engage in violence and reprehensible behaviour. But it is undeniable that Muslims who indulge in violence, irrespective of the reasons they offer, have not been effectively repudiated and checked by the Muslim majority.

The majority then, troubled and saddened as it is with watching its faith-tradition wrecked by its religious compatriots, is not entirely blameless.

This explanation of mentality in terms of age would suggest that many Muslims are yet to mature and grasp the precepts of their own faith-tradition.

Those who did -- for example the little-known Sufis who seek the hidden treasure of Islam within their hearts and minds -- were often abused by fanatics, reflecting the mindlessness of adolescents.

This also suggests the world must find the means to adequately deal with those Muslims who behave as destructive adolescents, until they grow up and become responsible.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Muslims are the only people who kill anyone who calls them violent.

Muslims may be the only people who kill anyone who calls them violent.

Perfect fit

 
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Change will only come from within

The only ones who can bring reformation and enlightment to islam are the entire world of muslims themselves. No one else can do it. Not our great president, our brave soldiers, tons of money being thrown at ingrates......

Khatami: Islamic World Ready for Change
Associated Press By VIJAY JOSHI


KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Islamic world is fed up with violence and extremism in the name of religion and is ready for an era of progressive, democratic Muslim governments, former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami said Friday.

Khatami said current conflicts between the West and Islam have created a situation that "can only see ever-escalating violence, whether in the form of war and occupation and repression, or in the form of terror and destruction."

"After about two centuries of dispute between tradition and modernity in the world of Islam (there is) a high level of mental preparation for the acceptance of a major transformation in the mind and lives of Muslims," Khatami said in a speech at an international conference on Islam and the West.

Khatami is a noted Islamic scholar whose moderate policies in religion and politics, especially his view of the U.S., were opposed by hard-liners in Iran. He was Iran's leader from 1997 until June, when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, an ultraconservative, became president.

Khatami also cautioned that imposing sanctions on his country because of its nuclear program would also hit the West hard by pushing oil prices higher.

"The first effect on sanctions against Iran is that this high price will go even higher ... and the impact on the industrialized world will be very serious. I hope all sides of the issue will act prudently," he said.

There is widespread concern in the West that Iran's civilian nuclear program is aimed at producing nuclear weapons. Last Saturday, the International Atomic Energy Agency decided to report Iran to the U.N. Security Council, saying it lacked confidence in Tehran's nuclear intentions and accusing Iran of violating the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

Khatami said "Iran neither has nuclear weapons nor is developing weapons. Thus the pressure on Iran to relinquish its nuclear technology is unfair and unjust."

He noted that a number of countries in Middle East and Asia have nuclear weapons.

" Israel has at least 200 nuclear war heads. It would have been very good if the international community especially Europe and the IAEA focused on creating a nuclear free region in the Middle East instead of focusing on their efforts on Iran."

The conference in Kuala Lumpur comes at a time when the Muslim world and the West are polarized following the publication of caricatures of Islam's Prophet Muhammad by mostly European newspapers.

Khatami did not refer to the controversy in his speech, focusing instead on reforms in Islam and conflicts with the West.

He said a transformation in the Muslim world could pave the way for setting up "democratic governments that pursue national interests and create the grounds for achieving greater science and technology."

He said he envisioned "a new world that wants to understand and utilize religion in a way that it is not incompatible with freedom and progress."

Islam must choose between the Creator and the Destroyer

 


Islam must choose

...........it took Danish Imam Abu Laban and a handful of other inciters five months to foment the riots. Laban began touring the Middle East last fall, bearing a dozen cartoons — many of which were sloppy and amateurish — first published in a Danish paper. They contained unflattering depictions of Muhammad.


Nobody cared.


So then Laban and company got creative. First, they grabbed a photograph taken at a French hog-calling contest, and claimed the fellow wearing a plastic snout and ears actually was posing as a porcine Prophet. They tossed in another bad drawing of a character saying, "I'm a pedophile," along with a photo-shopped tableau of a dog having its way with a Muslim bent in prayer.


Then they put together a list of fake charges against the dastardly Danes. They accused Danish papers of publishing 120 anti-Muslim cartoons and photos. They warned Danes were planning a movie that mocked Muhammad. They charged the Danish government with burning, desecrating and banning the Quran, prohibiting the construction of mosques and outlawing Islam.


It took a lot of effort — aided and abetted by Syria, Iran and al Jazeera — but the lie-mongering finally worked. Mobs in Lebanon and Syria set fire to Danish embassies. Riots broke out elsewhere, claiming more than a dozen lives. Iran organized an international boycott of Denmark and renamed Danish pastries, "Muhammad pastries."


The ringleader, Abu Laban, is affiliated with the Egyptian terror group the Islamic Brotherhood. He told Western reporters he never desired to see Denmark hurt, but then crowed in Arabic to al Jazeera that the boycott was working!


Yet, the central "crime" — the mere depiction of Muhammad — is neither a crime nor an anomaly. It has been commonplace in parts of the Muslim world for centuries. Indeed, a prominent Egyptian newspaper published the offending cartoons a week after their original appearance in Denmark. Nobody uttered of word of complaint at the time.


The episode reveals the weakness of hotheads who pursue mayhem in the name of Islam. Laban's quest to conjure fire took months to produce results and managed mainly to make the rioters look foolish or, in selected cases, dead.


An enterprising shopkeep in Gaza told Reuters that he saw an opportunity for commercial geld the instant the story broke. He bought Danish flags from a Taiwanese vendor and sold them at a premium. He knew locals would want pennants to burn. The man counted on his neighbors to behave like emotional fools.


Equally telling has been the weakness of those who always capitulate pre-emptively when hotheads kvetch. Jordan fired and arrested two newspaper editors for publishing a couple of the controversial cartoons. A Dubai university fired American-born Professor Claudia Keyboars for showing students what the fuss was about. Virtually every newspaper in the United States declined to publish the cartoons for fear of giving "offense."


Abu Laban is to Islam what David Duke is to Christianity: a bigoted joke. He appeals to the ignorant and dispossessed, and mistakes pointless rage for righteous passion.


And yet, his moment of "glory" teaches valuable lessons. Guys like him fail utterly in places where people have hope and prospects — like the United States.


Furthermore, the most reliable vaccine against idiotic rage is faith — the soulful conviction that the Creator is not the Destroyer; that religion directs us not toward the torch, but toward charity; and that G-d is not petty, vain, small-minded or humorless. He leaves that to the likes of Abu Laban.


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Friday, February 10, 2006

The Satanic beginnings of the world's most violent religion

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Glimpse into the psychotic cultural sexual behavior of islamic males

Glimpse into the psychotic cultural sexual behavior of islamic elite males

Raped by Osama bin Laden
The Post Journal ^ | Febuary 8 2006

The author of six books published in eight countries, Kola Boof is not only Sudan's top selling novelist, but in 1996, was the mistress of Osama Bin Laden.....a fact that jeopardized her American citizenship four years ago, until Morocco's Prince Fabrizzio Ruspolli confirmed Boof's claim that she had been held against her will by Bin Laden at Ruspoli's estate for sexual purposes.

KOLA BOOF: We met in a restaurant in Marrakech. I was there with my date and Osama came in with his men and ordered me over to his table. They escorted my date out of the restaurant and I never saw him again. Osama chatted with me for a few minutes, and then later that night, he came to my hotel room with his men and he raped me very violently. And then a few days after that, his men arrived again at my hotel...only this time to fetch me and my belongings. They took me to the Medina, La Maison Arabe, and I was kept there in the Winston Churchill room for six months. Osama came to the estate off and on, about four out of those six months total. He had sex with me and I accompanied him and his men on hunting expeditions and fishing trips. I got to know a lot of his friends, such as his doctor Ayman al-Zawahiri.


Not only do women have to be brutally subjugated, but the islamic male elites must dispose of young males while hiding behind religion.

girls must be deprogrammed

Feminist's writings on Islam cause a stir

In her new book, "The Death of Feminism" (Palgrave Macmillan, $24.95), feminist pioneer Phyllis Chesler describes her disastrous 1961 marriage to her college boyfriend, a Muslim from Afghanistan.

When they returned to his homeland, she says, she was segregated from men, given inedible food and placed under virtual house arrest.

By the time her father-in-law allowed her to return to the U.S., she was pregnant, had hepatitis and weighed 90 pounds.

It's a dramatic story, and one that figures prominently in the rest of the book, an extensive but mostly anecdotal argument that Islam, as it is currently practiced, harshly oppresses women.

It's also perhaps the least inflammatory part of a book in which Chesler, 65, the author of the 1972 best seller "Women and Madness," criticizes her fellow feminists, who have largely refrained from condemning Muslim practices, as "cowardly herd animals."
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"The barbaric nature of Islamic woman-hatred is impossible to overstate," Chesler writes.
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• There's still a difference between being educated and deprogrammed. Deprogrammed sounds like you're coming out of a cult.

• Chesler: You're right. But to the extent that Islam has not evolved as a theology and given that it's been hijacked by the most reactionary of fundamentalists with little resistance from the moderate Muslims so far, it is a closed system.

They only get one opinion, and they get pretty much molded to obey authority and not depart from what is the conformist or authority opinion. So it's like a cult.

• In your book you say that there's an epidemic of men sexually abusing boys in Afghanistan and other Muslim countries, and you imply that domestic violence is higher in Muslim and Arab countries than it is in other places. Do you have statistics to support that?

• Chesler: It's not possible to have the kind of statistics that we have in the West. ... In a culture where some of my interviewees described how, if they argued against wife-beating, they would be beaten twice as hard, I doubt that it would be easy to do a study, to come in with a tape recorder and a pen and a pad of paper and say, "OK, we'd like to find out how many of you are (having sex with) your male children. Uh, any hands?"

• What do you want American feminists to do for Muslim women?

• Chesler: I wouldn't say just American feminists. I would say the American government, and I would like the American government to start building into every peace treaty and every trade treaty a series of clauses having to do with women's rights in that country.

If you want this amount of money, then you don't practice female genital mutilation. If you want this kind of hydroelectric power dam, if you want American aid and human resources, then we want the girls to go to school.

Danish soldiers shot at as they tried to help the children

 


Danish soldiers on patrol in southern Iraq came under attack but escaped unharmed, the Danish military headquarters said.

Iraqis shot at the patrol on Sunday as the Danish soldiers gave first aid to a group of children injured in a traffic accident south of Al-Qurnah, it said.

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Taliban say 100 enlist for suicide attacks over cartoons

 


 


Taliban say 100 enlist for suicide attacks over cartoons
AFP


KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AFP) - One hundred militants have enlisted to become suicide bombers in Afghanistan since the appearance of "blasphemous" cartoons of Prophet Mohammed, a top Taliban commander said. Mullah Dadullah, one of the Taliban's most senior military commanders, said Thursday that his Islamic extremist group had also offered a reward of 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of gold to anyone who killed people responsible for the drawings. Posted by Picasa

Why banning religious garb would have such a major effect

Why banning religious garb would have such a major effect: Also, the vital importance of assimilating the youth by requiring them to attend public schools:


Pupil refused to wear uniform of 'non-believers'

A Muslim schoolgirl refused to wear school uniform because she was not prepared to dress in the same clothes as "non-believers", Britain's highest civil court was told yesterday.

Five law lords were hearing an appeal by Denbigh High School, Luton, against an earlier ruling that Shabina Begum, 17, had been denied the right to manifest her religion under Article 9 of the Human Rights Convention.

She was sent home in September 2002 when she insisted on wearing a jilbab, a full-length Islamic gown that hides the shape of a woman's arms and legs. At that time, nearly 80 per cent of the school's pupils were Muslim.

Richard McManus, QC, representing the school, told the law lords: "Apart from the Muslim pupils, there were also Hindus and Sikhs and the school wished to be inclusive and attend to the needs of this diverse community."

Mr McManus said that, to try to accommodate all faiths, the school had adopted the shalwar kameez, a sleeveless, smock-like dress worn with tapered trousers and a sweater or shirt to cover the arms. This was worn by Hindus and Sikhs as well as Muslims. A headscarf could also be worn by Muslim girls. "An important attraction for the school was that the kameez was worn by different faith groups and it hoped that would minimise the differences between them," Mr McManus said.

"Unfortunately, the reason for its appeal to the school is the same as one of the objections raised by Miss Begum's advisers, in that it is a dress worn by non-believers and not suitable for that reason."

At the time, she was represented by the solicitors Neves. Miss Begum is now represented by the Children's Legal Centre, which has briefed Cherie Booth, QC. She intervened at this point to say that minimising differences between pupils was not the reason Miss Begum had objected to the school uniform. "It is because it is not modest enough," Miss Booth explained.

Mr McManus told the law lords that when Miss Begum began school there had been no suggestion that the kameez did not meet the requirements of modesty.

"For two years she wore it without complaint," he said.

But she turned up for the start of a new academic year in September 2002 wearing a jilbab and was sent home to change.

When Mr Moore telephoned Miss Begum's home, her brother told him that he was not prepared to let her attend school unless she wore the jilbab, said Mr McManus.

The case continues.


Her BROTHER obviously was threatening her. These young women need assimilation

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Muslims butchering teachers of young girls again

Teachers in Southern Thailand refuse to go to work

Teachers at 250 primary schools in Yala are refusing to go to work for one week because of fears for their safety after five colleagues were attacked on Friday (Feb 3).

The atmosphere in the area is very tense and the teachers were not prepared to go to work, said Yala Teachers Federation adviser Prasit Meksuwan, who is a member of the National Reconciliation Commission (NRC).

Prasit said Education Ministry officials in Yala's education region 1, which includes Muang, Raman and Krong Pinang districts, agreed to close all 250 primary schools for one week while the security situation is reassessed.


Muslims butchering the teachers of young girls again?

Monday, February 06, 2006

Palestinian youth stabs 5 mostly elderly people

STILL ALWAYS BLAME OTHERS NO MATTER WHAT

An apology?

WE ARE SORRY NORWAY DENMARK - Moderate Muslims Offer An Apology For Cartoon Wars.
Sorry Norway Denmark

In the middle of all the mayhem surrounding the Danish cartoons controversy, a group of Arab and Muslim youth have set up this website to express their honest opinion, as a small attempt to show the world that the images shown of Arab and Muslim anger around the world are not representative of the opinions of all Arabs. We whole-heartedly apologize to the people of Denmark, Norway and all the European Union over the actions of a few, and we completely condemn all forms of vandalism and incitement to violence that the Arab and Muslim world have witnessed. We hope that this sad episode will not tarnish the great friendship that our peoples have fostered over decades.

The problem with media representation of such issues tends to be that the media only picks up the loudest voices, ignoring the rational ones that do not generate as much noise. Voices that seek tolerance, dialogue and understanding are always drowned out by the more sensationalist loud calls, giving viewers the impression that these views are representative of all the Arab public’s view......


"problem with media representation of such issues tends to be that the media only picks up the loudest voices," NOTE THAT IT'S ALL THE MEDIA'S FAULT. CAN ONE SINGLE MUSLIM EVERY ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY WITHOUT BLAMING SOMEONE ELSE? JUST ONCE? WHINE, SNIVEL, BLAME OTHERS NO MATTER WHAT IS THE SIGN OF IMMATURITY AT THE LEAST.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

A MESSAGE FOR MUSLIMS

A MESSAGE FOR MUSLIMS

from an email:

For 1,000 years, 632-1683, militant Islam spread from Arabia through Spain and into France, where they were defeated in 732 at Tours, and toward China, where they were stopped by the Mongols, and then to Vienna (twice), where they were defeated finally in 1683. They also made it into India and Indonesia, where they remain today, although most left India for West Pakistan and East Pakistan (Bangladesh) in 1947.

Islam since 1683 failed to take any land from others, and failed to make any significant advances in science, medicine, literature. music, architecture or art. Almost all their advances, such as they were, occurred before the 1600s. Their countries were unable to manufacture the simplest machines. Their agricultural practices were medieval. Only the discovery of oil gave them any wealth, and they still can't operate their oilfields without the West.

Since WWII, many Muslims have fled repressive regimes ruled by the Mullahs to find a better life in the West. Unfortunately for them - and for us - they brought with them the cause of their failure - their religion. Now, as their birth rates soar, and they gain in numbers and political strength, they are beginning to demand that the West conform to their customs, traditions, and religious law, all of which contradict with the customs, traditions, and laws of the West.

Many in the West now preach tolerance, and ask us to submit to the demands of the Muslims. To appease them. They are wrong.

NOW IS THE TIME TO SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE TO THE MUSLIMS IN THE WEST.

"You came to our countries because you were fleeing repression and a medieval culture which prevented you from enjoying the advances of the West.

"Now, some of your number are beginning to demand that we conform to your customs, traditions, and laws.

"We refuse. We will not to conform, and instead demand that you conform to our customs, traditions, and laws, or leave.

"You may practice your religion, and your customs and traditions, but only within our laws, and only to the extent that they do not conflict with our laws. Sharia is forbidden in our countries.

"You are forbidden to engage in bigamy or slavery. You are forbidden to deny our rights to your women.

"You will conform. You will swear allegiance to our countries, or you will be deported to any land that will accept you.

"Our demands are not negotiable. Lawbreakers will be imprisoned until deported."

NOW IS THE TIME. IF WE VALUE OUR FREEDOM, WE HAD BETTER DEMAND THAT THE MUSLIMS IN OUR COUNTRIES ASSIMILATE, OR LEAVE. NOW.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Misplaced outrage

OUTRAGED MUSLIMS! OH MY!

We wake up this morning to see video on CNN showing rampaging Muslims around the world. In Europe, the Middle East, the Pacific Rim ... Muslim Mobs spreading mayhem. It seems that these mighty mad Muslims are rioting and firing their ever-present AK-47s into the air because of cartoons. Yup ... this latest epidemic of Muslim outrage comes to us because some newspapers in Norway and Denmark published some cartoons depicting Mohammed. In fact ... here is one of my favorites!

Admit it, this turban/bomb thing could be the next big fashion hit on the Muslim street!

Muslim outrage huh. OK ... let's do a little historical review. Just some lowlights:


Muslims fly commercial airliners into buildings in New York City. No Muslim outrage.
Muslim officials block the exit where school girls are trying to escape a burning building because their faces were exposed. No Muslim outrage.
Muslims cut off the heads of three teenaged girls on their way to school in Indonesia. A Christian school. No Muslim outrage.
Muslims murder teachers trying to teach Muslim children in Iraq. No Muslim outrage.
Muslims murder over 80 tourists with car bombs outside cafes and hotels in Egypt. No Muslim outrage.
A Muslim attacks a missionary children's school in India. Kills six. No Muslim outrage.
Muslims slaughter hundreds of children and teachers in Beslan, Russia. Muslims shoot children in the back. No Muslim outrage.
Let's go way back. Muslims kidnap and kill athletes at the Munich Summer Olympics. No Muslim outrage.
Muslims fire rocket-propelled grenades into schools full of children in Israel. No Muslim outrage.
Muslims murder more than 50 commuters in attacks on London subways and busses. Over 700 are injured. No Muslim outrage.
Muslims massacre dozens of innocents at a Passover Seder. No Muslim outrage.
Muslims murder innocent vacationers in Bali. No Muslim outrage.
Muslim newspapers publish anti-Semitic cartoons. No Muslim outrage
Muslims are involved, on one side or the other, in almost every one of the 125+ shooting wars around the world. No Muslim outrage.
Muslims beat the charred bodies of Western civilians with their shoes, then hang them from a bridge. No Muslim outrage.
Newspapers in Denmark and Norway publish cartoons depicting Mohammed. Muslims are outraged. Dead children. Dead tourists. Dead teachers. Dead doctors and nurses. Death, destruction and mayhem around the world at the hands of Muslims .. no Muslim outrage ... but publish a cartoon depicting Mohammed with a bomb in his turban and all hell breaks loose.

Come on, is this really about cartoons? They're rampaging and burning flags. They're looking for Europeans to kidnap. They're threatening innkeepers and generally raising holy Muslim hell not because of any outrage over a cartoon. They're outraged because it is part of the Islamic jihadist culture to be outraged. You don't really need a reason. You just need an excuse. Wandering around, destroying property, murdering children, firing guns into the air and feigning outrage over the slightest perceived insult is to a jihadist what tailgating is to a Steeler's fan.

I know and understand that these bloodthirsty murderers do not represent the majority of the world's Muslims. When, though, do they become outraged? When do they take to the streets to express their outrage at the radicals who are making their religion the object of worldwide hatred and ridicule? Islamic writer Salman Rushdie wrote of these silent Muslims in a New York Times article three years ago. "As their ancient, deeply civilized culture of love, art and philosophical reflection is hijacked by paranoiacs, racists, liars, male supremacists, tyrants, fanatics and violence junkies, why are they not screaming?"

Indeed. Why not?

Actions of vacant eyed brainwashed zombies or grown men?

Actions of vacant eyed brainwashed zombies or grown men?

From the Brussels Journal:

“The War is On”


Mullah KrekarYesterday (Thursday) Mullah Krekar, the alleged leader of the Islamist group Ansar al-Islam who has been living in Norway as a refugee since 1991, said that the publication of the Muhammad cartoons was a declaration of war. “The war has begun,” he told Norwegian journalists. Mr Krekar said Muslims in Norway are preparing to fight. “It does not matter if the governments of Norway and Denmark apologize, the war is on.”

Islamist organizations all over the world are issuing threats towards Europeans. The Islamist terrorist group Hizbollah announced that it is preparing suicide attacks in Denmark and Norway. A senior imam in Kuwait, Nazem al-Masbah, said that those who have published cartoons of Muhammad should be murdered. He also threatened all citizens of the countries where the twelve Danish cartoons [see them all here, halfway down the page] have been published with death.

GROWN MEN RUN AMOK



GROWN MEN RUN AMOK

Iraq Christians on edge as cartoon row escalates

By Ahmed Rasheed

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Christians are bracing for attacks on their ancient community, fearful that deadly bombings of their churches last month were linked to Muslim fury over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad published in Europe.

"The church blasts were a reaction to the cartoons published in European papers. But Christians are not responsible for what is published in Europe," Louis Sako, the Chaldean archbishop of Kirkuk, told Reuters in the northern city.

"Innocent people were killed because of these cartoons ... this is terror," he said, referring to car bombings at several churches last month that killed three people and wounded 17.

VACANT EYED GROWN MEN EMBARRASS THEMSELVES AND THEIR BELIEF SYSTEM

 


VACANT EYED GROWN MEN EMBARRASS THEMSELVES AND THEIR BELIEF SYSTEM BY ACTING LIKE TEEN AGE GANG MEMBERS. Where's the leadership? How much silence? Where's the moderates? Where's a brain?

Muslims attack Danish embassy building in Jakarta
Fri Feb 3, 2006 2:27 AM ET


JAKARTA (Reuters) - Up to 300 militant Indonesian Muslims went on a rampage inside the lobby of a Jakarta building housing the Danish embassy on Friday in protest over cartoons that Muslims say insult Islam and the Prophet Mohammad.

Shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest), the white-clad protesters from the hardline Islamic Defender's Front (FPI) smashed lamps with bamboo sticks and threw chairs around in anger at cartoons originally published by a Danish daily.

They threw rotten eggs and tomatoes at the Danish embassy symbol and tore up a Danish national flag. The embassy is on the 25th floor of the building and protesters were unable to get past police inside the lobby, a Reuters photographer said. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Money for murder is worse than murder

 
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