April 29, 2008

'An Anatomy of Surrender'

Motivated by fear and multiculturalism, too many Westerners are acquiescing to creeping sharia.

An excerpt:

Western legislatures and courts have reinforced the “spirit of appeasement.” In 2005, Norway’s parliament, with virtually no public discussion or media coverage, criminalized religious insults (and placed the burden of proof on the defendant). Last year, that country’s most celebrated lawyer, Tor Erling Staff, argued that the punishment for honor killing should be less than for other murders, because it’s arrogant for us to expect Muslim men to conform to our society’s norms. Also in 2007, in one of several instances in which magistrates sworn to uphold German law have followed sharia instead, a Frankfurt judge rejected a Muslim woman’s request for a quick divorce from her brutally abusive husband; after all, under the Koran he had the right to beat her.

Those who dare to defy the West’s new sharia-based strictures and speak their minds now risk prosecution in some countries. In 2006, legendary author Oriana Fallaci, dying of cancer, went on trial in Italy for slurring Islam; three years earlier, she had defended herself in a French court against a similar charge. (Fallaci was ultimately found not guilty in both cases.) More recently, Canadian provinces ordered publisher Ezra Levant and journalist Mark Steyn to face human rights tribunals, the former for reprinting the Jyllands-Posten cartoons, the latter for writing critically about Islam in Maclean’s.

Even as Western authorities have hassled Islam’s critics, they’ve honored jihadists and their supporters. In 2005, Queen Elizabeth knighted Iqbal Sacranie of the Muslim Council of Britain, a man who had called for the death of Salman Rushdie. Also that year, London mayor Ken Livingstone ludicrously praised Qaradawi as “progressive”—and, in response to gay activists who pointed out that Qaradawi had defended the death penalty for homosexuals, issued a dissertation-length dossier whitewashing the Sunni scholar and trying to blacken the activists’ reputations. Of all the West’s leaders, however, few can hold a candle to Piet Hein Donner, who in 2006, as Dutch minister of justice, said that if voters wanted to bring sharia to the Netherlands—where Muslims will soon be a majority in major cities—“it would be a disgrace to say, ‘This is not permitted!’ ”

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February 12, 2008

'The Saudi Woman is Always Guilty'

In December 2007, the Saudi English-language daily Arab News published an op-ed by Dania Al-Ghalib titled "The Saudi Woman is Always Guilty." In it, the author describes the condition of the Saudi woman, depicting her as born unwanted and held accountable for everything that happens to her in life - even though she is always the chattel of a man and has no control over anything.

The following is the article as it appeared in the Arab News.

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February 11, 2008

"Has the Archbishop gone bonkers?"

Forgive the stark clarity of my headline, but sometimes when writing about the Archbishop of Canterbury, clarity is what is needed.

A few weeks ago, I was chatting to a woman who works in an advocacy role for Muslim women in an area that, quite independently of the Bishop of Rochester, she described as a 'no-go area' for non-Muslims. Her clients were women in the process of being sectioned into mental health units in the NHS. This woman, who for obvious reasons begged not to be identified, told me: 'The men get tired of their wives. Or bored. Or maybe the wife objects to her daughter being forced into a marriage she doesn't want. Or maybe she starts wearing western clothes.There can be many reasons. The women are sent for assessment to a hospital. The GP referring them is Muslim. The psychiatrist assessing them is Muslim and male. I have sat in these assessments where the psychiatrist will not look the woman patient in the eye because she is a woman. Can you imagine! A psychiatrist refusing to look his patient in the eye? The woman speaks little or no English. She is sectioned. She is divorced. There are lots of these women in there, locked up in these hospitals. Why don't you people write about this?'

My interlocuter went very red and almost started to cry. Instead, she began shouting at me. I was a member of the press. 'You must write about this,' she begged.

'I can't,' I said. 'Not unless you become a whistle-blower. Or give me some evidence. Or something.'

She shook her head. 'I can't be identified,' she said. 'I would be killed. And so would the women.'

So there you have it. After weeks of wondering what to do, inspired by the Archbishop, I've taken her word that she is telling the truth, respected her anonymity, and written it anyway.

Via KC Anathema

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January 21, 2008

December 7, 2007

Epistle to the Muslims

Christian leaders abase themselves before Islam.

My must read for the day.

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August 27, 2007

Lacking in Intestinal Fortitude

You can always count on the MSM to take a stand [cough] [sputter] Check out the comic strip they wouldn't run for fear of offending that wacky 'religion of peace'.

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July 6, 2007

What Passes For Women's Rights in Iran

Iranian woman to get lashes and prison

An Iranian court has sentenced a women's rights activist to almost three years in prison and 10 lashes for attending a banned rally, her lawyer said Tuesday.

Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh said Delaram Ali, 24, was her fourth client to be convicted over the protest in favor of rights for women in the conservative Islamic state. Scores of people were detained at the June 2006 demonstration.

"The women's movement is expanding and it worries the government," Sotoudeh said.

She said that the sentence handed down Monday by a court in the capital would be appealed, and that Ali was free on bail of about $21,000.

Ali was given 34 months on charges of participating in an illegal gathering, propaganda activities against the system, and disruption of public order and peace.

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June 22, 2007

Just Walking Home From School

A group of girls returning home from school in Afghanistan's Logar province recently did not for a moment expect what lay ahead.

As they walked down a dirt track, insurgents sprang out of the parched farms and began firing on them.

Some of them fled into the farm, but two girls, one aged 13, the other 10, were killed in the ambush. Three of their friends were wounded.

The whole article here.

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June 21, 2007

Offended

Irshad Manji: The irrational response to Salman Rushdie's knighthood is sadly typical

... As a Muslim, you better believe I'm offended - by these absurd reactions.

I'm offended that it is not the first time honours from the West have met with vitriol and violence. In 1979, Pakistani physicist Abdus Salam became the first Muslim to win the Nobel Prize in science. He began his acceptance speech with a verse from the Koran.

Salam's country ought to have celebrated him. Instead, rioters tried to prevent him from re-entering the country. Parliament even declared him a non-Muslim because he belonged to a religious minority. His name continues to be controversial, invoked by state authorities in hushed tones.

I'm offended that every year, there are more women killed in Pakistan for allegedly violating their family's honour than there are detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

Muslims have rightly denounced the mistreatment of Gitmo prisoners. But where's our outrage over the murder of many more Muslims at the hands of our own?

I'm offended that in April, mullahs at an extreme mosque in Pakistan issued a fatwa against hugging.

The country's female tourism minister had embraced - or, depending on the account you follow, accepted a congratulatory pat from - her skydiving instructor after she successfully jumped in a French fundraiser for the victims of the 2005 Pakistan earthquake. Clerics announced her act of touching another man to be "a great sin" and demanded she be fired.

I'm offended by their fatwa proclaiming that women should stay at home and remain covered at all times.

I'm offended that they've bullied music store owners and video vendors into closing up shop.

I'm offended that the Government tiptoes around their craziness because these clerics threaten suicide attacks if confronted.

I'm offended that on Sunday, at least 35 Muslims in Kabul were blown to bits by other Muslims and on Tuesday, 80 more in Baghdad by Islamic "insurgents", with no official statement from Pakistan to deplore these assaults on fellow believers.

I'm offended that amid the internecine carnage, a professed atheist named Salman Rushdie tops the to-do list.

Above all, I'm offended that so many other Muslims are not offended enough to demonstrate widely against God's self-appointed ambassadors. We complain to the world that Islam is being exploited by fundamentalists, yet when reckoning with the opportunity to resist their clamour en masse, we fall curiously silent.

Read it all.

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May 30, 2007

One More

One more story to add to the ever growing list, seemingly neverending list.

Michelle Malkin reports on a woman in Malaysia who converted to Christianity, and was taken to court over it. She lost.

Can you imagine the outrage if it were reversed and it had been a Christian woman who had wanted to covert to Islam? Yeah, me too. But since it's not, I assume the silence from the usual suspects will once again be deafening.

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April 30, 2007

Waiting For Western Feminist Outrage

Yeah, I know, I'll be waiting a long time. After all, it's not as though it's something important, like being able to play golf at a country club. But hey, I guess the Gloria Steinem crowd needs to have its priorities!

IRAN: 150,000 WOMEN DETAINED FOR BREAKING DRESS CODE

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April 19, 2007

Iran Exonerates Six Who Killed in Islam’s Name

Iran Exonerates Six Who Killed in Islam’s Name

By NAZILA FATHI

TEHRAN, April 18 — The Iranian Supreme Court has overturned the murder convictions of six members of a prestigious state militia who killed five people they considered “morally corrupt.”

The reversal, in an infamous five-year-old case from Kerman, in central Iran, has produced anger and controversy, with lawyers calling it corrupt and newspapers giving it prominence.

“The psychological consequences of this case in the city have been great, and a lot of people have lost their confidence in the judicial system,” Nemat Ahmadi, a lawyer associated with the case, said in a telephone interview.

Three lower court rulings found all the men guilty of murder. Their cases had been appealed to the Supreme Court, which overturned the guilty verdicts. The latest decision, made public this week, reaffirms that reversal.

“The objection by the relatives of the victims is dismissed, and the ruling of this court is confirmed,” the court said in a one-page verdict.

The ruling may still not be final, however, because a lower court in Kerman can appeal the decision to the full membership of the Supreme Court. More than 50 Supreme Court judges would then take part in the final decision.

According to the Supreme Court’s earlier decision, the killers, who are members of the Basiji Force, volunteer vigilantes favored by the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, considered their victims morally corrupt and, according to Islamic teachings and Iran’s Islamic penal code, their blood could therefore be shed.

The last victims, for example, were a young couple engaged to be married who the killers claimed were walking together in public.

Via The Corner

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February 22, 2007

Ass Backwards

This was said in regards to the Egyptian blogger who has been imprisoned and now convicted:

"I was hoping that he would get a harsher sentence because he presented to the world a bad image of Egypt. There are things that one should not talk about, like religion and politics. He should have got a 10-year sentence," said lawyer Nizar Habib, who attended the trial as a member of the public.

No, you moron, Egypt has a bad image because he was arrested in the first place! Never mind brought to trial and actually convicted!

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June 23, 2006

The Story of Samaira Nazir

No Honour

Samairas parents had chosen a husband for her in Pakistan, but she had fallen in love with an Afghan. According to her parents, this man was from a lower caste, and anyhow what did love have to do with it? The family honor was at stake. Strong-willed was the adjective they chose for this young woman who thought to fulfil herself in her own way. So they took her back to Pakistan, and there her father, her brother, and a cousin used four knives to stab her and cut her throat. When she fought for her life, her father told anxious neighbors that she was having a fit. Her mother watched and it seems that Samairas nieces, aged four and two, were also obliged to witness this murder, to warn them what they could expect one day. As she was dying, Samaira was heard to shout to her mother, You arent my mother any more.
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March 10, 2006

The Joys Of Being an Iranian Woman

Some items on the International Women's Day protest in Tehran.

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October 29, 2005

Tell Me More About "The Holy Month of Ramadan"

[you have to read the post title with dripping sarcasm]

Three Blasts Rock New Delhi; 58 Die

Three Schoolgirls Beheaded in Indonesia

Iraq Car Bomb Kills 26

Yeah, Religion of Peace.

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October 5, 2005

Free Piglet!

There's now a Free Piglet! campaign. Show your support for Pooh's best buddy before it's too late.

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For more on the subject, go here and keep scrolling.

And check out Lost Budgie too

My prior porcine peril posts here & here.

Via Andrea Harris

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Porcine Peril

We were talking about it yesterday, now there's this:

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I'm sure Goofy and Scooby Doo are next. And I assume that the new Charlotte's Web movie will be banned in Britain as well.

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October 4, 2005

What The Hell??

I'd already read about the guards that were banned from wearing St. Goerge's Cross flag pins, and the office workers who had their pig type things siezed -- including Piglet, for goodness sake -- but it gets even more insane!


Police here in central England seized a collection of porcelain pigs from a house's window sill after Muslims complained that they were offensive.

"I just couldn't believe it, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry," Mrs Nancy Bennett, the owner of the 17 miniature pigs, told the Sun tabloid newspaper.

The porcelain figures were held at the local police station, while Mrs Bennett was threatened with prosecution if she replaces the collection. Her house is located in the same street as the city's main mosque, meaning that Muslim worshippers often passed by her front window where the pig figurines were on display.

"Muslims find pigs highly offensive," explained police officer David Griffiths. "That is why the complaints were made".

It reads like some bizarre comedy sketch. What happened to the England of my grandparents? It outrages me and makes me incredibly sad. There will always be an Enlgand? Not if the Muslims and their appeasers have anything to say about it.

Via the always excellent MCJ


Next Day: I hunted around to see if I could find some other reference to this, and came up with one link. It seems it did really happen, but back in 1999 -- at least that's the year the article is dated.

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June 2, 2005

Just Remember, It's the "Religion of Peace"

Just a refresher course on how women are treated in the "RoP". I'm sure we can expect NOW to be right on it. They'll be protesting any minute!

Sexually Assaulted in Cairo

Religion of Peace Watch

Just makes you want to don a burka and convert, doesn't it?

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May 20, 2005

Not All Holy Book Are Created Equal

Via The Corner, this link to an op-ed in the WSJ today:

As a Muslim, I am able to purchase copies of the Quran in any bookstore in any American city, and study its contents in countless American universities. American museums spend millions to exhibit and celebrate Muslim arts and heritage. On the other hand, my Christian and other non-Muslim brothers and sisters in Saudi Arabia -- where I come from -- are not even allowed to own a copy of their holy books. Indeed, the Saudi government desecrates and burns Bibles that its security forces confiscate at immigration points into the kingdom or during raids on Christian expatriates worshiping privately.

Soon after Newsweek published an account, later retracted, of an American soldier flushing a copy of the Quran down the toilet, the Saudi government voiced its strenuous disapproval. More specifically, the Saudi Embassy in Washington expressed "great concern" and urged the U.S. to "conduct a quick investigation."

Although considered as holy in Islam and mentioned in the Quran dozens of times, the Bible is banned in Saudi Arabia. This would seem curious to most people because of the fact that to most Muslims, the Bible is a holy book. But when it comes to Saudi Arabia we are not talking about most Muslims, but a tiny minority of hard-liners who constitute the Wahhabi Sect.

The Bible in Saudi Arabia may get a person killed, arrested, or deported. In September 1993, Sadeq Mallallah, 23, was beheaded in Qateef on a charge of apostasy for owning a Bible. The State Department's annual human rights reports detail the arrest and deportation of many Christian worshipers every year. Just days before Crown Prince Abdullah met President Bush last month, two Christian gatherings were stormed in Riyadh. Bibles and crosses were confiscated, and will be incinerated. (The Saudi government does not even spare the Quran from desecration. On Oct. 14, 2004, dozens of Saudi men and women carried copies of the Quran as they protested in support of reformers in the capital, Riyadh. Although they carried the Qurans in part to protect themselves from assault by police, they were charged by hundreds of riot police, who stepped on the books with their shoes, according to one of the protesters.)

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May 15, 2005

"The Whore Lived Like A German"

A timely reminder of just what passes for love and care of family in the "Religion of Peace".

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January 28, 2005

Spreading Hate

Rod Dreher posts this link to a report from Freedom House on how the Saudis are systematically spreading hate in this country.

Freedom House has found that mosques around the country are distributing Saudi-produced literature urging Muslims to hate Christians, Jews, Americans and even moderate Muslims. One document allegedly picked up in a Houston mosque directs Muslims to quietly prepare for jihad that will install an Islamic regime in the United States.
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August 20, 2004

Yet Another Example

Carrying on with what seems to be my theme this week, comes this article from Allah on a sixteen year old girl who was executed in Iran for 'having a sharp tongue'.

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May 2, 2004

Not Holding My Breath

Governor Ahmed Sani of Zamfara State, has ordered the demolition of all churches in the state, as he launched the second phase of his Sharia project yesterday.

Speaking at the launch in Gusau, the state capital, Governor Sani disclosed that time was ripe for full implementation of the programme as enshrined in the Holy Quran.

He added that his government would soon embark on demolition of all places of worship of unbelievers in the state, in line with Islamic injunction to fight them wherever they are found.

Somehow, I doubt we'll see a whole lot of outrage in the Western press.

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March 20, 2004

A Little More Action

This is something I've thought should have happened long ago. Now, it looks like there might be some movement in banning countries that don't allow women on their teams from the Olympics. South Africa was banned for all those years, and I see no reason that the same rules shouldn't apply to Muslim countries as well.

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February 10, 2004

Who Are They Kidding?

Europe: beacon of all that is good and right in the world. Yeeesh! Not bloody likely! Next time some misguided soul tries to extoll the virtues of European culture over ours, make them read this. Of course, the sad thing is, they probably won't understand your point.

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October 26, 2003

But They're Peacful!

This came down on an Anglican email list I'm on:

Egypt arrests 22 converts from Islam to Christianity and searches for 80 more.

Washington D.C (10/23/03) -U.S. Copts Association received several phone
calls from families and friends of over 20 Egyptian secret converts from
Islam to Christianity who have been detained by the Egyptian police since
October 20th.

The assault started with the arrest of a husband and wife who secretly
converted from Islam to Christianity. Yousef Samuel Makari Suliman, whose
former Muslim name was Muhammad Ahmad Imam al-Kurdi and his wife Mariam Girgis Makar formerly Saher El-Sayid Abd al-Kani and their two daughters, Sarah and Marina (formerly Sarah and Shaymaa) all had secretly converted to Christianity and had been living as Christians in hiding. The couple was arrested by Colonel Taha Afify from the Criminal Investigative Research unit in the civilian affairs department of Alexandria police. Lawyers who were able to visit the couple report that Mariam Girgis has been the
subject of sexual assault and attempted rape by police officers. In addition, she and her husband were beaten and physically abused. An investigation was opened by police in the Al-Muski police station of Cairo (case no 3793 for the year 2003) after the couple was transferred from Alexandria.

Following the arrest of Yousef and Mariam, the police arrested individuals
who helped them secure new ID cards with new Christian names. Under severe
torture; the police was able to extract the names of some 100 other
converts who secured new ID cards with Christian names. Immediately,
thereafter, 20 more converts were arrested in Alexandria alone.

Officially the 22 arrested converts being charged "with falsifying ID
papers," because they obtained new ID cards with their Christian
names. Initial reports indicated that lawyers were able to negotiate the
release of Yousef from police custody; however, we are told this
information is inaccurate. Both Yousef and Mariam are still in prison while
their children are with friends.

U.S. Copts Association is concerned that the Egyptian police maybe
targeting at least 100 converts from Islam to be arrested in the upcoming
days. "It is ironic that while the Egyptian constitution guarantees the
individuals' freedom to change his or her religion, the Egyptian government
repeatedly violates the constitution by harassing, torturing, raping, and
holding converts indefinitely to pressure them to leave their new faith. In
addition the government does not legally recognize conversion from Islam to
Christianity and, as a result, converts lose all their rights, inheritance
and all positions" said Michael Meunier, president of U.S. Copts Association.

The U.S. Copts Association will be leading a congressional campaign in the
U.S. Congress to ensure that this repeated violation of individuals' rights
and freedom by the Egyptian government is exposed.

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The U.S. Copts Association, founded in 1996 and based in Washington D.C.,
advocates for democracy, religious freedom, and human rights in Egypt. The
Association represents over 700,000 Egyptian Christians in the United States.

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August 27, 2003

We Were All Wrong

See what happens when you jump to conclusions? It was Martians all along. My apologies to any Islamofascists I may have offended by my premature presumption.

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August 19, 2003

Toxic Hair Rays

That guy, whose name shall not be mentioned, has an illuminating post on the origin of the hijab and what a crock the whole Muslim tradition is. A small snippet:

Muslim women could easily check the fraudulent nature of the neo-Islamist hijab by leafing through their family albums. They will not find the picture of a single female ancestor of theirs who wore the cursed headgear now marketed as an absolute "must" of Islam.

This fake Islamic hijab is nothing but a political prop, a weapon of visual terrorism. It is the symbol of a totalitarian ideology inspired more by Nazism and Communism than by Islam. It is as symbolic of Islam as the Mao uniform was of Chinese civilization.

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August 15, 2003

Religion Of Peace Strikes Again

Remind me again how terribly we misjudge "The Religion Of Peace"?

Muslim Convert Killed In Holy Land

The body of a Muslim convert to Christianity who went missing in mid-July, has been returned to his family, slaughtered and cut into four pieces by Islamic extremists, according to a report from the Barnabas Fund which monitored the incident.

The man left his friends and family almost two weeks ago heading into a mountainous region of the Palestinian Authority area. He took Christian materials including cassettes, videos and Bibles with him.

After approximately ten days, during which his friends and family received no word from him, his body was returned to them. He had been brutally killed and his body carved into four pieces as a warning to other converts. He leaves behind a wife and two small children. The names and further details of those involved are being withheld by Barnabas Fund for their own safety.

Local Christians in this part of the Holy Land have been involved in supporting converts from a Muslim background who suffer persecution from Islamic extremists in the Palestinian Authority areas. Some of them have also been the target of attacks.

Last year one such Christian received a phone call telling him that a Muslim convert was in a serious condition in hospital; in response he immediately set off in his car. On the way his vehicle was deliberately driven off the road by another car. The phone call proved to be a hoax designed to lead him into trap.

Local Christians working to support converts from Islam report that Islamic militants in the Palestinian Authority area deliberately target converts. Hamas in particular reportedly receives funding from Iran specifically for this purpose.

According to sharia (Islamic law) any Muslim male who leaves Islam (apostasies) faces the death penalty.


Via Midwest Conservative Journal

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July 9, 2003

Crusades Circa 2003

Paul J has a trio of wonderful posts on the opening of a Grand Mosque in Alhambra, Spain that are well worth reading. Here's the first one, the second one, and the third one.

As bizarre as it seems to us, the Islamists are obsessed with the Crusades, and their Leftist apologists use the Crusades to justify the Islamofascists. Get over it! We have. It would be like us still holding a grudge against Britain -- or them us -- for the Revolution. Or still being enemies of Japan. That being said, since they're obsessed, we need to be informed. Know thy enemy and all that. This book, "A Concise History of the Crusades" is on my "to read" list. From what I've heard about it, the book presents a more realistic view of the Crusdades and the Crusaders than the PC, Christians are evil, the West is corrupt, POV we are usually taught in school and that permeates our culture.

This is a war, as much as the Left wants to deny it. This is a war, that it seems, our enemies have never really stoped fighting. 12th century or 21st, it's all the same to them.

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June 24, 2003

More on Sarah Saga

Laughing Wolf has an excellent post on the Sarah Saga story.

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June 10, 2003

This Comes As A Surprise...

BBC spy drama 'incites racial hatred'

The BBC has received nearly 1,000 complaints after broadcasting an episode of a spy drama showing a Muslim leader training a young suicide bomber.

The episode of Spooks, a series about MI5 shown on BBC1 last night, featured a radical cleric in a fictional Birmingham mosque who recruited young Muslims to become terrorists.

It was aired despite appeals for it to be pulled and viewers flooded the BBC with calls, making it the most complained about programme of the year.

[...]

Inayat Bunglawala, an MCB spokesman, said: "The images the viewer was left with was of a young boy strapping himself with explosives and walking into a yard full of children; students shouting 'death to America' and 'death to infidels'; and a sinister imam.

Hmmmm, I'm beginning to think that maybe it's only the BBC's news divisions that are thoroughly infiltrated by Fifth Columnists...

"We are very worried about the consequences. We believe this is inciting religious hatred."

Yes, Heaven forefend that the BBC might portray anything resembling the reality of radical Islam, that would just be wrong.

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June 1, 2003

Wahhabi Watch

From The Corner comes this snippet from The Economist:

Not even Cambodias obscure Muslim community has escaped the zealots attention. The Cambodian Islamic Development Council, a Muslim NGO, estimates that at least 10% of local Muslims now follow the puritanical Wahhabi sect, thanks to aggressive Saudi Arabian proselytizing. On May 28th, Cambodian authorities charged an Egyptian and two Thais with plotting terrorist attacks in Phnom Penh for Jamaah Islamiah.

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May 25, 2003

Just Another Day In The "Religion Of Peace"

Misha reports on a 9 year old Christian girl who was raped in Pakistan.

Can you imagine if things like this, which happen all the time in Islamic countries (And happens in Western countries with large Muslim populations. Like Australia, where there's been reports of gangs of Muslim men gang raping Australian -- read "Infidels" -- women.), were reveresed, and it was Muslim women being raped and brutalized by organized Christianity? It would be reported by every network, newspaper, magazine, and radio show. But that doesn't happen when it's "the religion of peace" that makes this sort of thing a pastime.

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April 8, 2003

Making It All Better

A little heat and boy do they back pedal! This guy, who is apparently the leading iman in Canada, spouted off on TV over the weekend, saying "he supported calls by religious leaders for Iraqis to wage holy war against the United States in the Middle East." So know, his citizenship status is being looked into.

Now, he's trying to make it better:

Under questioning by reporters yesterday, the imam took pains to stress his remarks apply strictly to the Middle East, and he is not encouraging Muslims in Canada to engage in violence against the United States.

Yeah, that makes it all okay!

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March 30, 2003

In Our Backyard

LGF has a post up on what's being taught in American Islamic schools.

Some pretty scary stuff.

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March 18, 2003

*Gag Me*

Let's face it. What right does the pope have to tell Dubya shite about going to war? This is a man who needs to take care of cleaning up the ass chunks in his own backyard. Said ass chunks being those pedophilic child molester sod poofs.

But the pope is going to condone some ass ratchets STEALING big arse airplanes and flying them into big arse buildings and killing people. (Why golly gee, how many commandments in the koran and/or the bible does that break?)

But Dubya calling for justice to be done over this is wrong? Doesn't it talk about an eye for an eye sort of thing in that book that King James took it upon himself to have rewritten? Yeah, I think it does! *g*

HELLO?

Is this another case of another mere mortal human who's allowed to overlook what is convenient for them because they want to and decide to be delusional and not want to recognize what is right? Why again, golly gee, it sure does look like it. *g*

I'll go off to my corner and wait until there is something newsworthy that I deem worthy of my commentary on. *g*

Happy freaking Tuesday!

Kel

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Gag Me

So who died and made the people who abducted Liz Smart god? Evidently they are delusional and of the opinion that they are above everyone else. Fine--give them ropes, let them hang themselves and they will be. *gag* Get over it, you fucktards. You live here, you abide by the same frapping laws. You wanna abide by 'god's' laws, go live with him, not us down here. We have more than enough to contend with from assratchets who decide to take over planes and fly them into big, tall buildings.

Happy frapping Tuesday. *g*

Kel

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February 11, 2003

In My Travels

I was reading the always nifty "Little Green Footballs", and in the comments discussing this post about the Muslim pilgrims who were trampled to death while they were doing their "pilgrim thing" was this comment:

And as for those in the Middle East who saw the space shuttle Columbia disaster as a "sign from God," what does this mean to you when twice as many believers are killed during an act of piety than the infidels lost going into space?

Excellent question! You know, some blogs have the best comments.

Posted by Ith at 6:20 PM | Comments (1)

January 24, 2003

Enemies Amongst Us

Plot to Poison Food of British Troops Is Suspected

Islamic militants arrested in Britain this month may have been plotting to lace the food supply on at least one British military base with the poison ricin, according to American government officials. The revelations raised concerns in Britain and the United States about the security of allied forces as war preparations continue.

I wonder how many of these plotters are in our own country?

Shortly after midnight on Monday, a team of 150 police officers used battering rams in a raid on a mosque in the Finsbury Park section of London, where seven men were arrested.

Terrorists in a mosque!?!?!? Surely not! After all Islam is a religion of peace! Tsk Tsk.

I have yet to hear any sort of outcry from 'moderate' Muslims, condemning those that use their places of worship to plot murder. I guess I won't hold my breath.

"Supposing they were able to kill instead of 3,000 people, 30,000 people," Mr. Blair said. "Does anyone doubt that they would do it?"

Not me.

Posted by Ith at 7:25 AM