The Islamic State threatens to conquer Italy and murder gays with pizza, or something. … Remember, your genius President says they have ‘legitimate grievances,’ unlike those wingnut Tea Partier
Within the Islamic State (which according to the Obama Regime is neither Islamic nor a state) exercised its authority within the defined geographical over which it has complete legal authority (i.e. a state) in support of Sharia (i.e. the Islamic law the Islamic State claims as the basis of its authority) and committed the following acts.
- Brutally executed 13 teenagers for watching a soccer game (an activity deemed “Non-Islamic”)
- Sentenced musicians to 90 public lashes and destroyed their instruments (as directed by the Quran)
- Murdered 3 men and arrested 12 more for raising pigeons (an activity deemed “Non-Islamic”)
And the number of people murdered by Organized Christian Forces for not following Biblical Law remains at 0.
Also, the Saudi government police chopped off a woman’s head in the middle of Islam’s Holiest City. No word from the Obama Regime on whether that was True Islam or not.
You could write about how hard it is to come to an opinion on Islam, and whether Islam itself is responsible for the terror committed in its name. Or, is it true what the politicians say, and Islam itself is a “religion of peace” hijacked by radicals. I am going to try to jam a lot of thoughts into a post without making it TLDR, and hopefully provoke some contentious, internets-worthy debate.
It’s easy to take a knee-jerk position on Islam and terror. The knee-jerk progressive left tree hugger special snowflake position is that “Islam has nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism, and to think so is racist against millions of Islamics who haven’t directly committed an act of terror.” Because, you know, no one knows better than secular Western leftists what the True Spirit of Islam is.
It’s easy to want to believe this take, because Gen X and each succeeding generation have been indoctrinated in multiculturalism and taught that, literally, the worst sin a person could commit is being a racist, worse than murder or rape, or even child-rape. Roman Polanski raped a 13 year old girl, Victor Salva raped an 11 year old boy and both are respected in the show business world. Paula Deen used a racial slur 25 years ago and her show business career is over. So, being racist carries more social stigma than child rape and it’s pretty easy to just go along with the notion that it’s unfair to try and think there’s something wrong with Islam. But on the other hand, we confront the nagging reality that Buddhists, Hindus, Taoists, and Presbyterians aren’t blowing up people every day in the name of religion.
And we *want* to believe that Islam is a religion of peace, not just because of the indoctrination we’ve been getting since childhood, but because it offends the rational part of our brain to write off an entire culture of people. The rational part of our brain also recognizes that however many Mohammedans there are in the world, it’s obvious that a vast majority of them are not committing terrorist acts. We can accept the idea that it’s just a fringe group of whackjobs. (Granted, even if that fringe is only 10% of Muslims, that’s still over 100M people we have to worry about. That’s a problem.)
I have a bone to pick with the way some media outlets have been referring to Muhammed as ‘The Prophet’ in order to gain favor with the Islamists they admire and with the Emperor who has stated that “The Future Must Not Belong To Those Who Slander The Prophet of Islam.”
Just can it, already. First of all, everybody can spot your faux-Cosmopolitan affectation; it’s as phony as going out of the way to pronounce Spanish names with an exaggerated Hispanic accent, or the way the Emperor says ‘Pah-Kee-Stahn.’ Second, I belong to a church that is led by a living Prophet. Sucking up to the Mohammedans by acting as though their “prophet” is the only one is disrespectful and insulting, not just to my religion, but also to Christians and Jews who revere Biblical Prophets such as Isaiah, Elijah, Elisha, Jeremiah… and so forth.
It also tells us much that the only religion you even feign respect for is the one that will kill you if you don’t.
Some News Items for your consideration
- Emperor Obama has fulfilled the Democrat-Left’s fifty-year dream of normalizing relations the brutal Communist Government of Cuba. The same people who were upset that three terrorists got waterboarded under GWB are now thrilled that the USA is embracing a Government that has systematically tortured and slaughtered thousands of political dissidents and their families and sent gays to concentration camps.
- A Christmas Miracle: Republican wins election recount. Martha McSally wins Gabby Giffords’ Congressional seat. I guess whatever Democrat was in charge of “finding” votes in the trunks of cars was too busy blocking traffic at an #(Only)BlackLivesMatter protest.
- Because slaughtering 130 children just wasn’t enough, Mohammedans went on to slaughter 150 women and girls for refusing to submit to forced marriage. Hillary thinks we should “empathize” with these… creatures.
- ICYMI, Kim Jong-Un is now the biggest player in Hollywood.
- Why Democrats want Amnesty: Illegal immigrant single mother demands $15-an-hour for making french fries and messing up your Drive-Thru order.
A Mohammedan beheaded a female co-worker in Oklahoma last week in an act the Obama Regime is labeling “workplace violence.” Another Mohammedan has committed a series of killings of Americans in order to “avenge” the deaths of his fellow Mohammedans, but it is not being investigated as Islamist terror.
The Government of the United States is pathologically averse to labeling acts of violence committed by Mohammedans for the purpose of waging jihad as “Islamic terror.” Here are some examples.
- Fort Hood Mass Shooting - Islamist Army Major Nadal Hassan shot and killed 13 people while shouting “Allahu Akhbar!” (Note, a Clinton Era policy requires American military personnel to be disarmed while on base; which is why no one was able to stop the shooting.) The Obama Administration has officially labeled this an act of “workplace violence,” not Islamic Terror.
- Trolley Square Shootings – February 12, 2007, A Muslim immigrant goes on a shooting rampage at a mall, targeting people buying Valentine’s Day cards at a gift shop, shouting “Allahu Akhbar!” Five people were killed, four injured. Not an act of terrorism according to the FBI, who claim it is impossible to discern any motive behind the attack.
- The Beltway Sniper Attacks of 2002 – John Allen Muhammed — a member of the Nation of Islam and jihadist — killed 10 people one-by-one in a terror campaigned accompanied by his catamite, Lee Boyd Malvo. Muhemmed was charged and tried as a terrorist… by the State of Virginia, not by the Federal Government. The Federal Government does not regard the Beltway shootings as Islamic Terror.
- Egyptair Flight 990 – In October 1999, a radicalized Egyptian pilot seized the controls of a Transatlantic jet and plunged it into the ocean shouting, “I rely on Allah.” 217 people were killed, including 100 Americans. The destruction of Flight 990 is not considered an act of terror by the US Government.
- Any Act of Savagery Committed by the Islamic State – According to the Obama Administration, the Islamic State is not really Islamic (despite their state goal of establishing an, um, Islamic State). Ipso facto, nothing they do constitutes Islamic Terrorism.
You may draw your own conclusions about why the United States Government is so reluctant to address these incidents as terroristic violence motivated by jihad. [And maybe terrorism isn't quite the right word for when Mohammedans kill people they hate for not being Mohammedans, but there should be such a word, yes?]
Update: In addition to denying that Islamic Terrorist exists, the Obama Administration is also apparently making up fake Islamic terror groups so they can launch pretend attacks against pretend groups and pretend to look tough before the election.
Obama gave a speech at the UN today and, as he takes great pains to do, repeated the progressive mantra that Islam is peaceful, and Muslims are peaceful, the massive amount of global violence committed by Mohammadans is some weird aberration committed by Muslims who apparently don’t know what it means to be Muslim.
The ideology of ISIL or al Qaeda or Boko Haram will wilt and die if it is consistently exposed, confronted, and refuted in the light of day. Look at the new Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies – Sheikh bin Bayyah described its purpose: “We must declare war on war, so the outcome will be peace upon peace.”
That latter quote seems to come from a Saudi Sheikh who issued a fatwa calling for the deaths of Jews and American soldiers, but putting that aside…
First thing, understand that the intended audience for the Great Islamic Scholar Barack Obama’s lecture was not the Mohammedan terrorists who… oh, by the way… sawed off another infidel’s head today. His words about the peaceful peacefulness that is Islam weren’t directed at the millions of Mohammedan terrorists around the world; and for that matter, neither were George W. Bush’s similar assurances. No, his words were intended to be heard by the bitter clingers in flyover country who might get “war fever” and start dragging every brown person with a foreign-sounding name behind their pick-up trucks. Because in Obama’s mind, that’s what every sister-lovin’ redneck hick in the mid-country (which is everybody outside NYC, DC, and San Francisco to these people) would do if not constantly warned not to by their social superiors.
But apart from that, imagine if Obama were instead pontificating about other religions. What if he said, “Roman Catholicism is a religion of choice, and real Roman Catholics reject the notion that the Pope is infallible and they support abortion.” What if he said, “Every real Jew knows the Orthodox Jews are a fanatical fringe and reject their literal obedience to the Talmud.” People might question his qualifications to make such judgments about religions.
When it comes to religion, the progressive left has two thoughts. 1. All religions are pretty much equal, but Christianity is less equal and 2. All religions are bullsh-t. And the progressive mind can’t move outside that box, and can’t conceive of Islam being other than what progressivism thinks Islam should be; another bullsh-t religion just with browner people and different food. A progressive cannot ask the question “Is there something about Islam that makes it more violent and oppressive than other religions?” This question cannot be asked on the left. It doesn’t compute. It’s like asking a normal person “What does purple smell like?”
The answer to the question about whether Islam is inherently violent and oppressive is actually quite important. I don’t know what the answer is, but I know that formulating an effective, long-term answer to the problem of Mohammedan terrorism depends on answering it correctly. Choosing an answer just because it suits our prejudices is not only intellectually dishonest, it could be fatal.
Just one link today and no lengthy comment for it. All I can say is: This is what happens when America wills itself to be led by a president who truly, deep down, does not understand or believe in America.
She’s the Minneapolis police chief who “married” one of her female sergeants. (Try doing that in Teheran or Riyadh.) Now, she’s one of several city officials in Minneapolis who wore Islamic Hijabs to show their Solidarity with the people who perform clitorectomies and stone gay people to death.
According to a Facebook post, Somali staffers that work at Minneapolis City Hall declared February 28 “Hijab Day” at City Hall and convinced the police chief and female city council reps to wear hijabs on the job.
Pictures include: Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau (who recently married her favorite female sergeant – not very hijab like), city council members Elizabeth Glidden and Lisa Bender as well as other staffers.
The ACLU, American Atheists, and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State have been silent on the issue of public officials endorsing one religion over others (as best a brief Google search could determine.) The self-loathing nuts at Tikkun are completely on-board.
So, a Mohammedan walks into a gay bar… and instead of doing something hilarious, he pours a can of gasoline down the stairs and sets the place on fire with hundreds of people inside. If there’s a punchline to this joke, it’s that the arsonist/would be mass-murderer was appointed by Hillary Clinton’s State Department as an “Arab Cultural Ambassador.”
The arson thing happened on New Year’s Day, but this is the first I heard about it. I feel like, if it had been a devout Christian, I would have heard about this before now. In fact, I probably would have heard of little else. But Islam commands a unique position of privilege on the progressive left.
Korans are distributed to Mohammedan prisoners at taxpayer expense, and treated with the utmost reverence by representatives of the national government, and the ACLU does not raise a peep. Mohammedan students in public schools are allowed to pray with the ACLU nodding in approval.
The American Media, which delights in attacking Christianity and mocking Christians treats the Mohammedan religion with the utmost deference. The director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration proclaimed that the top priority of his agency was outreach to Mohammedans.
A Christian who kills an abortionist is a blight on his whole faith, but every Mohammedan who commits an atrocity acts only for himself, thanks to the unique cultural privilege Islam enjoys on the progressive left.
Arab Americans comprise more than 40 percent of Dearborn’s population, which according to a 2010 U.S. Census report was 98,153.
Two Arabs from Dearborn said in parts of Beirut, Lebanon it can be less difficult for an Arab to be openly gay than it’s here. Lebanon is one of the few Arab countries on the forefront of organizing for LBGT rights…
Ryan ["a 23-year-old gay Arab from Dearborn"] says people who support gay Arabs often fear speaking in support of them publicly because conservative Arabs and Muslims will commit hate crimes, or incite riots against them…
Ramozotti ["the executive director of Al-Gamea"] has been threatened because of his sexual orientation…
The article is mainly about gay Arabs in Dearborn – but Arab or white, I don’t care (plus, I doubt that white gays have extra safety there). By the way, guess what Middle Eastern country is even more gay-progressive than Lebanon? Israel.
UMM, RELATED? Newtown, CT (Sandy Hook) residents have been applying for gun permits in record numbers. How could that be related? Simply this: An armed populace is a polite populace. To let law-abiding people have guns (which wrong-doers are going to have anyway) is to let law-abiding people defend themselves from violence. Newtown or Dearborn doesn’t matter. Neither does straight or gay or lesbian.
A Yahoo! current lead article, from the Associated Press:
Maj. Nidal Hasan has been convicted of premeditated murder for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood…
Military jurors found the Army psychiatrist guilty on Friday for the attack that killed 13 people and injured more than 30 others at the Texas military base.
Hasan shouted “Allahu akbar!” before attacking and showed other signs that his motive was Islamic jihad. But only us rightie wingnuts (/sarc) will call his actions either jihad, or terrorism, or (since he fought the Army and nation that he was sworn to serve) treason. The AP article avoids the J- and T-words, and instead says delicately:
Through media leaks and statements to the judge, the American-born Muslim signaled that he believed the attack was justified as a way to protect Islamic and Taliban leaders from U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Others have discussed how the judge in Hasan’s trial sanitized the evidence of Hasan’s real motive, as did the Obama administration when they labeled his actions “workplace violence”.
Please feel free to correct this post, by commenting with links to Establishment media reports that use either ‘jihad’, ‘terrorism’ or ‘treason’ honestly to describe Hasan’s murder spree.
They’re 15 anti-Obama signs/banners, that seem to be placed prominently among the protestors. Now, I don’t know what that means for the protestors’ (or the Egyptians’) overall feelings about Obama. But if you can find a countervailing link – say, 15 pro-Obama banners from the protestors, or current Egyptian poll results where they love him – please post it in the comments.
UPDATE: From Cairo’s Tora prison, Ousted Mubarak says Mursi should resign to ‘save lives’.
UPDATE: Obama against Egyptian street protestors? The key phrases in his otherwise flowery statement about his love of Egyptian democracy:
I now call on the Egyptian military…to avoid any arbitrary arrests of President Morsi and his supporters. Given today’s developments, I have also directed the relevant departments and agencies to review the implications under U.S. law for our assistance to the government of Egypt.
In other words: Obama may cut off aid to Egypt if the Egyptian military dares to crack down on the Islamo-fascists within their midst, the Muslim Brotherhood. From Wiki’s description of them:
The Brotherhood’s stated goal is to instill the Qur’an and Sunnah as the “sole reference point for …ordering the life of the Muslim family, individual, community … and state.”The movement is known for engaging in political violence, claiming responsibility for the installment of Hamas, a U.S. designated terrorist organization…Muslim Brotherhood members are suspected to have assassinated political opponents like Egyptian Prime Minister Mahmoud an-Nukrashi Pasha…
But, not to fear: Obama left himself room to wriggle in the other direction. He can still say that he only wanted to avoid “arbitrary” arrests (as opposed to, say, arrests necessary to prevent a civil war) and that he only called for a “review” of U.S. aid.
UPDATE: Did you know that Obama was getting ready to deploy U.S. troops to support Morsi against the Egyptian street protestors? (KCEN-TV report, via The New American.) I had missed it.
Perhaps that is part of what precipitated the Egyptian military’s move against Morsi. That, and Morsi’s plans to intervene in Syria for “the rebels”, the Syrian al Qaeda bunch that Obama also supports.
UPDATE: CNN acknowledges that the Egyptian protests were anti-Obama. (Via Zero Hedge.) So, we cynics were wrong on that point: the U.S. official media has indeed admitted it.
Ever since I first heard of Yousef Nadarkhani, the Iranian Christian pastor held captive in that horrible subnormal nation by its rulers for the crime of apostasy, I’ve had as my homepage at work the American Center for Law and Justice website which had been counting the days of his incarceration.
That count has ended.
While I was out of town this weekend with my partner and away from the news, Pastor Nadarkhani was released by the court that had originally sentenced him to death. The charge of apostasy has been reduced to that of evangelizing, and his punishment to time served.
There is so much to say that if I did would look like gift-horse material. For now, let’s all just say a prayer of thanksgiving that he has been delivered from these savages and is currently back in the embrace of his family.
Let’s also further pray that now that he’s out of jail he will find safety. All to often in places like Iran, prisoners of conscience are released from official bondage only to be torn apart by the mobs that populate such backward countries.
If you’d like to know more about Pastor Nadarkhani and his trials, check out the link to the ACLJ above.
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from HHQ)
A disturbing trial came to a close this week in London, England, after three men were convicted of distributing pamphlets that called for gays and lesbians to be murdered. The hateful fliers were disturbing at best. One of them, titled, “Death Penalty?,” showed a mannequin that was hanging from a noose and said that gays should be sent to hell.
“The death sentence is the only way this immoral crime can be erased from corrupting society and act as a deterrent for any other ill person who is remotely inclined in this bent way.”
The leaflet continues: “The only dispute amongst the classical authorities was the method employed in carrying out the penal code.”
It goes on to offer burning, being flung from a high point such as a mountain or building, or being stoned to death as suitable methods.
It’s okay, the real threat to gays (according to American gay leftist/progressive types) is Rick Santorum.
Move along, nothing to see here. Except the truth.
YAY Arab Spring!!!!
Judges overseeing the vote count in Egypt’s parliamentary elections say Islamist parties have won a majority of the contested seats in the first round. The judges spoke on condition of anonymity because official results are expected to be released later Thursday.
They say the Muslim Brotherhood could take 45 percent of the seats up for grabs. The liberal Egyptian bloc coalition and the ultra-fundamentalist Nour party are competing for second place.
Together, Islamist parties are expected to control a majority of parliamentary seats by March. This week’s vote was the first of six stages of parliamentary elections that will last until then.
Obama = FAIL.
Today, ten years after the terror attacks on America, I once again dedicate this space to my lost friend, James Joe Ferguson, who was killed aboard American Airlines Flight 77 when that plane was used as a weapon and crashed into the Pentagon. This posting goes up at the exact time that plane was flown into the Pentagon ten years ago.
We miss you, Joe.
-Bruce and John
Addendum: Most folks on 9/11 naturally think of the thousands who died in the WTC, or in the Pentagon or on Flight 93. When I reflect on this day, I immediately think of Joe and his fellow passengers on Flight 77. In some ways, they are the forgotten victims. “Truthers” insist no plane hit the Pentagon. The families of those who died on Flight 77 would beg to differ. In any case, Flight 77 illustrates how ruthless Islamic terrorists are. Imagine sitting in your seat as your plane accelerates to 500 mph but you see the ground coming up fast and you know you are going to die. That folks, is the definition of “terror”.
The last time we had dinner, Joe told my partner John and I about how much he was looking forward to being a part of the bicentennial of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Typically, I found myself jealous of him. In his role as Director of Geographic Education at the National Geographic Society, Joe had one of the most unique and rewarding jobs I can ever imagine having.
He traveled around the world, bringing American school children face-to-face with the natural wonders of our Earth. He was not only a teacher but also provided a critical turning point for these kids, many of whom had never before left their own neighborhoods. Joe provided the path for these students to experience things that many of us never will in our entire lives.
In addition, he got to travel to the four corners of the globe. How rewarding that must have been. How do I sign up for that job?
I got an email from Joe on Thursday, September 6, 2001. “Hi cutie” it started — typical opening line for Joe to any of his friends. He had just returned from Alaska and wanted to tell show me all the pictures, but the following week he said he was headed to California for another work trip. I printed out and kept that email for many months in my briefcase as a way to keep Joe alive.
As dawn broke on September 11, 2001, Joe called his Mom in Mississippi to give her a wake up call as he always did when he traveled. He said to her, “I’ll call you when I get to California. Have a good day.” He was that kind of person. The kind of person, who, no matter where he was and how busy he was, dropped a postcard to his friends so we could share a part of his experiences throughout the world.
At Dulles International Airport, Joe stood with his group traveling to California and took some last minute photos. He and another colleague were scheduled passengers on American Airlines Flight 77, accompanying three D.C. public school teachers and three students on a National Geographic-sponsored field trip to the Channel Islands off Santa Barbara, Calif. After the photos were taken, they bid farewell to the children’s parents and proceeded to their gate.
At 9:37AM, Joe lost his life at the young age of thirty-nine when terrorists slammed the plane into the side of the Pentagon at 500 mph. A teacher and positive role model to young Americans was taken from the world in an act of sheer violence and viciousness.
As I was dealing with the many emotions of the events of September 11, a thought crossed my mind the next day. Gosh, I thought, Joe had said he was traveling and now he’s stuck somewhere until the airlines are allowed to fly again. So I called his work number in DC and left a message. After I heard his voice for the last time, I said “Give me a call if you are checking messages.” “I hope you make it home soon,” I concluded. When I called that day, I had no idea.
It wasn’t until Friday, September 14 that I found out that one of my dearest friends had become a casualty of the attacks on America. Suddenly, this war was personal — it had hit home. I wasn’t expecting to have to go to two memorial services and walk around in a state of numbness for many weeks.
At Joe’s memorial service, there were lots of tears and lots of laughs as well. One of Joe’s friends told the gathering that Joe had this way of making you feel as if you were his best friend in the world. I knew exactly what he meant. I saw Joe every once in a while. We would have lunch, or more likely trade emails or phone calls. But every time we talked, I felt like Joe’s best friend. Joe still has a lot of best friends all around the world.
Perhaps Joe’s death hit me so hard because it was the first death of someone close to me that I had experienced as an adult. I am still surprised by the impact that his death has had, and in many ways continues to have, on my life.
In fact, I did a lot of personal reflecting in the months following 9/11. I questioned how important my job and even my life were in a time of war where terrorists could invade your workplace or your school and slaughter you with no remorse. I questioned what value and worth my own career had in comparison with a man who had chosen to teach and change the lives of young people. I felt trapped in a good job that was giving me no personal satisfaction.
All I could remember was how happy Joe always was and how that cheer was infectious to all of his friends and colleagues. I would miss that cheerful influence on me. Joe had made the choice to live life to the fullest extent possible. He was the model of the optimistic American who knows no frontiers and no bounds. He was doing more than his fair share of contributing to a better society.
My partner John and I took a trip to the American West in the summer of 2003 and followed some of the Lewis & Clark Trail. I know Joe would have loved the scenery and spirit of America that lives and breathes in the land of Montana and Wyoming. The IMAX film about the “Corps of Discovery” produced by the National Geographic Society — Lewis & Clark: The Great Journey West — was dedicated to the memory of Joe Ferguson. It is available on DVD and I strongly recommend watching it.
One day in early 2002, I heard a song on the radio that I don’t remember hearing before 9/11/2001. I didn’t even know it was LeeAnn Womack’s voice, because the words are the soul and essence of Joe Ferguson. The words are an expression of his personal passion and love of life. And the words are also an inspiration for all of us to get through the many trying days of our post-9/11 world.
I hope you never lose your sense of wonder.
Get your fill to eat, but always keep that hunger.
May you never take one single breath for granted.
God forbid love ever leave you empty-handed.
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean.
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens.
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance.
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
I hope you dance.
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance.
Never settle for the path of least resistance.
Livin’ might mean takin’ chances, but they’re worth takin.
Lovin’ might be a mistake, but its worth makin.
Don’t let some hell bent heart leave you bitter.
When you come close to sellin’ out, reconsider.
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance.
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
I hope you dance.
It is pretty self-explanatory.
Open question for the evening:
How is a Florida church burning the Koran on 9/11 any different than an Islamist-inspired mosque being built in the Ground Zero debris zone?
My answer: None. Both have the right to do it. But it isn’t the right thing to do.
QUESTION FROM DAN: Bruce, have you been advising Sarah Palin? Catch this on her Facebook page:
Book burning is antithetical to American ideals. People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to, but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation – much like building a mosque at Ground Zero.
Or maybe, she just reads GayPatriot.