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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Brittle Culture of Islam


In Human Events today I discuss implications of the Muhammad Teddy Bear Madness.

Mothers, cover your childrens’ eyes: Gillian Gibbons, a 54-year-old British schoolteacher working in Sudan, has allowed the children in her class to name a teddy bear…Muhammad. The Sudanese government’s reaction teaches us a lesson about the weapon we most neglect in the ideological war with the global jihad.

Gibbons’ blasphemy couldn’t go unpunished. She was sentenced to fifteen days in prison and deportation, but mobs in Khartoum wanted more: on Friday they burned photos of Gibbons and called for her blood while chanting, “Shame, shame on the UK”; “No tolerance -- execution”; and “Kill her, kill her by firing squad.”

Yes, shame on the UK. Shame on the West. Isn’t it time we learned? Manya Brachear, writing at the Chicago Tribune blog The Seeker, thinks so: “Should all have been forgiven or does the teacher’s sentence send a fair message that foreigners should be more sensitive when it comes to religion?” And Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd on ABC’s "The View" scolded Gibbons for not being sensitive to Sudanese customs.

It’s time we get serious about being culturally sensitive. The penalty for blasphemy in Islamic law isn’t fifteen days in prison -- it’s death. What better message of accommodation, then, could we send to the Islamic world in these days of Islamophobia than to hand Gibbons over to the mobs? After all, if she isn’t executed, it will send a signal that blasphemy against Muhammad is just fine -- and what will come next? Blasphemous…cartoons of Muhammad?

Oh, wait, we already had those. And the reaction was frenzy, rage, riots, and -- in that case -- murders of innocent people. It should be clear: the Islamic culture is at this point extremely brittle and insecure. Would Gibbons be pardoned if her “offense” were to have brought a puppy to class? premeditated? Probably not. She might have had to join Salman Rushdie in the elite category of those condemned to death -- irrevocably -- for disrespect to Islam. Amidst the black humor, there is an important point.

The insightful Flemish journalist Paul Belien observed last year, when Muslims were rioting over the Pope’s quoting the 600-year-old words of an obscure emperor: “If a person is incapable of tolerating criticism, including mild criticism, and especially if he perceives criticism where there is none, this is often a sign of this person’s deep psychological insecurity. Rude aggression and wild rage, too, are usually not the normal behaviour of a self-confident person, but rather of someone who knows that he will lose an argument unless he can bully others into silence….It looks as if Muslims cannot cope with an open society and the modern globalized world.”

Even Muslims in the West who condemned the arrest and sentencing of Gibbons did so in disquieting terms. A delegation of British Muslims -- having met with the Sudanese -- apparently expects her to be pardoned. But Muhammad Abdul Bari of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “There was clearly no intention on the part of the teacher to deliberately insult the Islamic faith.” But what if there had been? If Gibbons had named the teddy bear Muhammad in order to mock the Muslim prophet, would Muhammad Abdul Bari have approved of her being arrested, imprisoned, lashed or even executed?

It’s madness, mind-boggling madness: what Bush, Brown, Blair, Rice and the rest keep calling a “great religion” brought to its knees by a teddy bear. But this should be a point for strategists. Years ago, at the height of French Chiracism, William F. Buckley, Jr. pointed out that the French were most vulnerable in their national ego: puncture their balloon and the whole of France zipped around the room, falling flat in a corner. The same would be true if we used humor – and apt insults – against the jihadis.

Many have said that we are in is as much an ideological war as a shooting war. In so many ways, words can be as effective as bullets and bombs. So how do we win the war of ideas against the jihadists? By remembering the Will Rogers Rule.

The great Depression-era comedian was a huge political force because he understood that you can do more political damage by hanging a good joke on someone than by calling him names. And that’s what we need to do in the defense against the global jihad and Islamic supremacism. Our greatest weapons can be humor and ridicule.

Sure, the jihadists look lethally formidable now, but if they can be undone by a stuffed animal, let’s beam Jackie Mason and Dennis Miller behind the Qur’anic curtain, and end this thing once and for all.

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Al Qaeda and Islam- Strong As Ever

Submitted by admin on Sat, 2007-12-01 12:32.

"The Qur’an is merely a sales pamphlet for murder and treachery against God and his people, fabricated by a pedophile and salesman named Mohammed. Mohammed was not a prophet, he was a con artist. Obviously pretty good at it too." --Randy Taylor

By Randy Taylor, Independent Analyst

1 December 2007: I’m quite amused by some people who recently, even as recently as yesterday claiming that al Qaeda is near defeat. I find these statements to be ridiculous as al Qaeda is only one of multiple terrorist entities perpetuating Islamic hatred through violence and Islam itself is no where near defeat. Would I like to be able to say that al Qaeda is near defeat? Absolutely but one must face the hard truth and that is that Islam isn’t going away anytime soon.

That’s the problem with most people as they are looking for a quick, easy fix and reality is that there is not a quick fix for this problem. They think killing and capturing a few terrorist leaders will discourage the rest of the jihadist movement and the rest will lay down their weapons and suddenly become peaceful. This ridiculous thinking is not only haphazard, it is dangerous. It is dangerous because it gives a false hope and merely sets us up for further terrorist attacks as this poison moves in and infiltrates our society and our very way of life. These western religious leaders of late that coddle and embrace Islam and want to draw imaginary comparisons between Christianity and this Islamic filth are misleading the people. Go ahead and classify them in with the false prophets spoken of in the Bible as they are not much more than soothsayers and idiots. You cannot serve two masters.

The war between Islam and Christianity is a clash of religious faiths, cultures and political systems that was foretold many, many centuries ago. There is no way to intermingle the two as they differ completely and the divide will only become larger as time passes. We, as many western nations however ignore the religious implications and claim that the Islamic terrorists are but a few disgruntled, wayward souls that hijacked a “peaceful” religion. This in itself is our biggest downfall. We are losing to the enemy because we as a nation refuse to identify the enemy. The enemy is Islam. Islam is the enemy of all mankind not just Jews and Christians. The focus of Islam is Jews and Christians as we are the only thing standing between them and the destruction of mankind as a whole.

Christians support the Jewish people while Islam seeks the annihilation of Israel as well as the Christians that support them. The Jewish people are God’s chosen people and the people of Islam can only at best, wish they were the chosen ones. As the Muslims are clearly jealous of the favoritism shown to Israel by God, their sole mission is to destroy Israel and this can probably be traced down to anger and pure resentment. I find it quite ironic that the Muslims wish to eliminate a race of people chosen by the Lord God himself as his own, while claiming to be serving God. This clearly indicates the illegitimacy of this farce called Islam and rather pointedly proves that it is nothing more than a death cult, a Nazi like following of murderous savages seeking to destroy everyone and everything that isn’t Islam. The Muslim faith is a mockery of God himself, nothing more. The Qur’an is merely a sales pamphlet for murder and treachery against God and his people, fabricated by a pedophile and salesman named Mohammed. Mohammed was not a prophet, he was a con artist. Obviously pretty good at it too.

The Bible indicates that man is allowed free will in his religious decisions and will be accountable for his decisions regarding the same to God, not to man. The Qur’an makes man accountable to man instead of God and doesn’t allow for religious free will. Their twisted version of religion demands that you be murdered or destroyed if are not a Muslim. No choice, no variance, no quarter. I guess they must feel that they are higher than God in the food chain and the decision lies solely with them as men. This self appointed position alone indicates the imbalance in any logical thinking on their part and clearly indicates just how twisted the Islamic faith is overall. Islam is purely of Satan himself and God understood way back in the beginning of time that Satan would seek to destroy his creation and his people. There are detailed teaching as to the end of the world and who the two sides will be. Are there other players involved in the end? Yes, but they will fall on one side or the other, whether based on religious beliefs, economics or survival remains to be seen. It boils down to the final conflict between Gods chosen people and those that are not. Draw the lines on the map wherever you wish but the two categories remain the same.

If there is a hope, a prayer for this nation of ours to be a part of the grand design and fall into the right side of the conflict at the end, we had better start cleaning house right here, right now in preparation as we are currently headed down a very dangerous path which takes us as a nation well outside of being on Gods team in the end.

Personally, I prefer to be on the winning team. Somehow though as time passes on and Islam infiltrates and poisons this great team of ours called the United States, I am worried about our coaching staff and team owners as they are not acting in the best interest of our team.

Be safe and stay vigilant.

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Sunday, December 02, 2007


PHOENIX, AZ —The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC) call into question the propriety of interference in the 2008 U.S. presidential election cycle by Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who has chosen to criticize American political discourse and debate regarding border security, immigration issues and the illegal immigration crisis. Calderon complained that our nation is treating illegal immigrants as “thematic hostages.” The Mexican President, who recently was quoted as saying “Mexico doesn’t end at its borders,” is planning to launch a media campaign to influence U.S. presidential candidates from both major parties in order to diminish support for illegal immigration controls in our country. Increased border security and no amnesty legislation for illegal aliens is presently the clear, expressed will of voters nationwide.

“Mr. Calderon should spend more time educating his own politicians about job creation and the rule of law, before he begins interfering in our elections and pointing his finger at U.S. politicians and the American electorate. U.S. citizen taxpayers are fed up with the illegal alien invasion and wide open border lawlessness along our Southern frontier, and they demand that our sovereign American territory be secured and our immigration laws enforced,” states MCDC Executive Director Al Garza. “It is disrespectful for the Mexican President to expect our citizens and their elected officials to bear the burden of responsibility for eradicating poverty in Mexico, when his solution is to encourage Mexican citizens to illegally enter the United States, take jobs and send money back to Mexico without regard for the sovereignty of our country.”

The Mexican government has a well documented history of encouraging its citizens to enter the United States illegally, by providing maps to those making the journey and leaving water in the desert for the illegal entrants. Moreover, Mexico, whose gross national product is primarily based on the drug trade, has on numerous occasions demanded the U.S. government punish our federal border patrol agents for stopping drug smugglers. The Mexican economy benefits greatly by wholesale violation of American law—receiving billions of dollars annually from illegal immigrants who wire money from the U.S. to their families in Mexico.

In response to Calderon’s presumptuous and inappropriate interference in America’s internal affairs, the Minutemen will specifically dedicate this month’s regular musters to confirming the principle that “Mexico DOES stop at its borders.” MCDC will continue to stand watch on the U.S-Mexico border in order to deter illegal crossings, drug running and sex trafficking by Mexican-based and other international criminal enterprises. The results of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps border watch for illegal alien activities including the most recent month-long October Muster include:

  • Border Sightings – over 31,000

  • Confirmed with U.S. Border Patrol – over 13,834 alien intruder apprehensions from 26 foreign countries
  • Rescues – 310 saved from dying in the desert

  • Five 30-day operations in five states totaling 780 days on Watch
  • Seventy-two monthly weekend operations totaling 246 days on Watch
  • Total days of Minutemen on Watch at the border 996 days

  • 100 local chapters created in 50 states
  • Minutemen on rolling Watch in local communities 365 days a year 24x7
  • Defeating Amnesty Legislation in Washington, DC
  • Leading the Charge and making the Illegal Alien Invasion and Border Security a National Issue
  • Unlike the U.S. government, the Minutemen have already been implementing a plan for border security that is more than “virtual” and that includes an effective material barrier—by volunteering their time, energy and personal funds in order to build highly effective demonstration security fencing on private ranch land, expensed through private donations obtained from thousands of citizens nationally. To educate the public and force federal government attention to the realities of border security, Minuteman volunteers have taken steps to build this fence along the border designed to utilize state of the art technology with the fiber optic mesh produced by FOMGuard, USA, also currently in use on U.S. military installations, the DMZ in Korea and the West Bank in Israel, and recently featured in National Geographic magazine.

    Garza concludes, “For years we have warned U.S. citizens that our national security, public safety, our prosperity and very sovereignty are imperiled—that our country is being illegally colonized and given away to lawbreakers and alien criminals by the politicians we’ve elected to protect us. The statement by President Calderon verifies our concerns over his unwillingness to stem the tide of illegal intruders from Mexico into our country. We therefore call upon our Washington lawmakers to heed the warning of it citizens, and respect the needs of law-abiding Americans over the political ambitions of the Mexican President—and build a fence on our Southern Border.”

    2007-11-29 08:56:28


    What was agreed to at Annapolis will destroy Israel

    Ted Belman explains at Israpundit "Why I hate Annapolis":

    Let me count the ways;

    1. Israel consented to being castrated. [That says it all but I’ll continue anyway.]
    2. The Bush administration agreed to physically separate the Jews from the Arabs at the Annapolis conference in a manner that aligns with the apartheid policies of the Arab world which prohibit Israelis from setting foot on Arab soil.
    3. In accordance with Saudi demands, the Americans prohibited Israeli representatives from entering the hall through the same door as the Arabs.
    4. Israel gave up all protection afforded by the Roadmap including
    a) agreed to discuss final status issues (core issues) before Arab compliance with
    Stage I of Roadmap
    b) agreed to accept US rulings as to performance by Israel and the PA
    5. Olmert retreated from his promise that he would never agree to any document that would not recognize Israel, first and foremost, as a Jewish state.
    6. Israel agreed to negotiate even though Arabs insisted on “right of return”
    7. Israel agreed to accept a narrow limits for negotiation such as ‘67 borders and sharing of Jerusalem
    8. Israel compromised their fight against terror by agreeing to additional “gestures”
    9. Israel put off indefinitely their anti-terror operation in Gaza leaving Sderot exposed.
    10 Israel closed a deal with a Palestinian partner that cannot deliver
    25 As a result of Annapolis, Israel is no longer a sovereign nation.

    There are 25 points. Read it all.

    December 2, 2007