Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Incredible Christmas Light Display

It really is worth watching in full screen.

If you really enjoy watching these displays, there is a much longer version here.

Below is a different display dedicated to our military. The same person who did the display above helped design it.

(Also posted at The Jawa Report)

Monday, November 7, 2011

IQ Al Rassooli On Israel National News Radio

A fantastic interview with IQ al Rassooli. Click this link to go to Israel National News radio, click "Live" under radio tab, then select "Prepare for Armageddon" in the new window.

The radio program will begin automatically. IQ's interview begins 46 minutes into the show.

IQ al Rassooli is the author of the two volume book series, "Lifting the Veil: The True Faces of Muhammad and Islam."

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

What A Wonderful World

A beautiful, time-lapse video recorded by the International Space Station. Makes all our violence and unrest on earth seem so insignificant and petty.

From Durham Kelly (Youtube uploader):
We begin over the Pacific Ocean and fly over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the Amazon.

The white flashes are thunder storms!

Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line) and the stars of our galaxy.

(Hat Tip: IHateTheMedia)

(Cross-posted at The Jawa Report)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Political Correctness Be Damned!

Congressman LTC Allen West once again states the uncomfortable, politically incorrect truth (all emphasis mine):

West said the political correctness intimidates people from saying what he believes is true about Islam.

"If we continue down this road, as I call it multiculturalism on steroids, then we're going to present a gap by which we can get exploited time and time again. So I think that we have to start kind of like in baseball the umpire calls a ball a ball and a strike as strike and it's time that we start calling some strikes out there."

"I am not sitting up here and condemning people who call themselves Muslims," West said. "Now is the time we have to challenge this ideology. If we are to peacefully coexist they have to come into the 21st Century and push aside a lot of these 7th Century ideas they still hold."

West said he thinks that makes Islam a particular threat.

"We have to understand that the major religions of the world, Judaism and Christianity did go through reformations. Now when you look at this next major religion, I call it a theocratic political construct ideology, they need to go through a reform of the process as well.

"Ever since Muhammad left Mecca and took his Hijrah to Medina there was a violent turn to this faith that is called Islam. And we must confront that and we must understand that….

The last paragraph touches on what I wrote in comments under Howie’s post about the Taliban.

There are peaceful verses in the quran, and there are violent verses, as there are in other Holy Books. Muslims are free to select which of those verses they choose to embrace. But the quran has one distinguishing feature that other holy texts don’t have – the quran states which of those conflicting verses are valid and which are abrogated. One only needs to do simple research about the chronological order of the quran to understand how certain verses have become more relevant than others.

Are there peaceful Muslims who choose to only embrace the peaceful aspects of Islam and dismiss the violent aspects? Certainly. A majority do. But we cannot, in good conscience, ignore the truth that Islamic extremists do have religious justification to commit the atrocities they commit.

This is something Muslims, as a whole, need to address. They should be the first to challenge radical ideology of Islamic extremists. Since it would be impossible to dispute justification the quran (and Muhammad's own example) supports, West correctly states, there is a necessity for reformation.

But in the absence of their collective condemnation and reformation, it is imperative that all people who recognize the barbarity and inhumanity of terrorism to stand up for the truth. Knowledge is the greatest weapon of all. And as long as there is a brave few willing to speak out truthfully, however politically incorrect, there is hope.

"Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil."
~Thomas Mann

(Hat Tip: Jihad Watch)

Cross-posted at The Jawa Report

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Concept of "Inner" Jihad (Bumped)

My friend Kitman at Kitman TV makes a very interesting observation about the difference between the 'inner' and 'outer' struggle in Jihad:

Roughly speaking Aziz argues that God is only happy if you are doing it for him alone. You should fight in the path of God so that his words will be the highest. God is not only upset if his slaves flirt with other Abrahamic faiths, he also tend to get very unhappy if they think too much of the earthly riches especially the war booty, or even their heavenly counterparts. Falling short on these issues could seriously damage the ability of an otherwise successful killing spree to heap up postmortem delights

Don´t think about:

- a share of the spoils of war
- having your own sex-slaves
- improving your career opportunities
- the pleasures of paradise
- bettering the chances for your family in the after life
- other distractions from the pure cause

Keeping an eye on all these things, while fighting the unbelievers makes jihad a very difficult exercise, physically as well as mentally - hence the classic distinction between the small and the grand jihad - the inner and outer struggle. It is thus important to remember, that Jihad really is a small inner struggle, in which you constantly remind yourself that you kill for God alone and in a manner he prefers. All the while treating the war booty as something irrelevant.

In short, 'inner' Jihad, as Muslims often attempt to tell us, is not necessarily a struggle to do good over evil (like the followers of Islam ever succeed in that struggle...) but rather ensuring the mindset that 'outer' Jihad (terrorism against non-Muslims) is being committed for Allah, and not for personal gain such as fame, wealth, or an elevated status.

Read the rest at Kitman TV

Kitman TV lists, embeds, and links some of the best anti-Jihad videos you'll find on the web. It also includes the Jihad Dossier - a library of Islamic PDFs. This is a must-bookmark site for any blogging Crusader!

Referenced PDF - "Jihad and the Effects of Intention Upon It"
(You can right-click and 'save link' to download)

(Cross-posted at The Jawa Report, SnappedShot.com and Avid Editor's Insights)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dearborn Law Enforcement Covering Up "Honor Killings"?

Shocking but not surprising if true.

A civil rights lawsuit filed by Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) on behalf of four Christians wrongfully arrested for proselytizing at an Arab Festival, alleges that Dearborn police and the local level government may be enforcing Sharia law - including covering up "honor killing" murders.

The four Christians, who are members of Acts 17 Apologetics Ministries, make this claim on their Answering Muslims website:

On a horrifying note, one of the police officers in the jail told us that there are honor killings in Dearborn but that they get covered up by the police department. He said that he had walked into houses where girls had been beheaded or had had their throats slit. (But check the local newspapers. You won't find any mention of these crimes.) The officer told us that some of the officers in the department support what we're doing.

I wouldn't be surprised if the Dearborn media was complicit in helping to cover up these crimes as well.

These allegations are included in the 96 page complaint filed by TMLC.

A full account of the events that led up to the arrest and, ultimately, filing the lawsuit can be read at Answering Muslims. But not only can you read the full account, most of it is documented with video, which is also available at the link.

Read the complaint:

Complaint Acts17vDearborn Filed

(Cross-posted at The Jawa Report)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Cat vs Printer

(Hat Tip: Carol's Blog!)

(Cross-posted at The Jawa Report)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nigerian Government Orders Military: "Shoot To Kill"

This order came down after a Muslim mob killed a Christian:

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Soldiers patrolling Nigeria's volatile central region received shoot-to-kill orders after a Christian mob killed a Muslim election worker and set his body on fire, an army spokesman said Tuesday.

Oh, wait! it was a Christian mob that killed ONE Muslim!

As Kenny Solomon points out in his email to me, we never see such orders after Muslim mobs kill Christians. In fact, after Muslim mobs have killed dozens - even HUNDREDS - of Christian civilians, the most we hear from the Nigerian government is a call "to remain peaceful":
Jonathan, who became acting head of state in February while President Umaru Yar'Adua recovers from illness, called for calm.

"He calls on all Nigerians to remain peaceful and law abiding since violence only begets further violence," the release said.

But this is Islam - one set of rules and laws for Muslims and another set of rules and laws for non-Muslims. Equality under Islam only applies to male Muslims. All other humans are considered inferior.

Something to look forward to if we continue on this same path of appeasement.

(Hat Tip: Kenny)

Friday, December 31, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas 2010

A few of my favorites. I'll be adding throughout Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Enjoy!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Robert Spencer On Islam & The Crusades

This is a bit old, but the information contained is timeless.

This fascinating interview took place shortly after Robert Spencer released his book, "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)". The host is Bill Handel at KFI AM 640.

(Cross-posted at The Jawa Report)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Family's Grief, The Patriot Guard, And A "Thank You"

Join the Patriot Guard. Membership is free and you don't need to have a motorcycle:

The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation. We have one thing in common besides motorcycles. We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security. If you share this respect, please join us.

Visit http://www.patriotguard.org/ to find out what you can do to help honor those who paid the ultimate price.

(Cross-posted at The Jawa Report)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Tribute To Valor

The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
~G. K. Chesterton

AllahSHakchew did a great tribute to the military earlier. This is my contribution.

(In alphabetical order)

Air Force




(Cross-posted at The Jawa Report)

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Journey Through Islam

The most mind-boggling thing about converts to Islam, to me anyway, is why any good person would choose to follow such a cruel, misogynistic, murderer like Muhammad. Even Muslim converts have no real answers, as their excuses are always vague and often misinformed.

Another problem I have with Islam is that its followers too often ignore atrocities committed by other Muslims, but are quick to rise up in outrage over the slightest perceived insult against Muhammad or the Quran.

Why would a good person turn to Islam? Why don't good Muslims denounce Islamic terrorism and condemn terrorist groups like HAMAS?

I found the answer to both questions in this article, "Journey Through Islam" by Abdul-Quddus. It's long, but well worth the read.

The excerpt below is the answer to one of the questions above.

By striving to not conform with the kuffaar, we duly had to be ignorant by circumnavigating anything unislamic. We believed, if a Muslim concealed the faults of another in this world, his own faults would be concealed by Allaah on the Day (i.e., Day of Resurrection). One revert declared that Usama bin Laden was better than “a million George Bushes” and “a thousand Tony Blairs” simply because he’s a “Muslim”. Arrogantly speaking, we Muslims were “the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind.” (3:110) So when an atrocity occurred that was obviously committed by Muslims in the name of Allaah, my fellow brothers and sisters were complacent. We obsequiously forsook the human rights violations in Muslim countries, even when the victims were Muslims. The conspiracy theories widespread in my Muslim society were outright delusion. Not even the moderate Muslims, who neglected salaat and committed zinaa (illegal sex; fornication, adultery, etc.), could accept the Muslim identities of the 9/11 pilots. As my Afghani classmate remarked, “It was the Jews!” When the opportunity arose for self-criticism, inevitably, we instead blamed the Jews, our favourite scapegoat.

Read the rest HERE.

(Cross-posted at The Jawa Report)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

War Porn

Thanks to Howie's earlier War Porn, I stumbled across this sweet video. Enjoy.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Blogging The Qur'an

Below is Robert Spencer's complete series "Blogging the Qur'an." This is a must read for any person with a sincere interest in learning more about the Quran and how it inspires Islamic terrorists into committing atrocities against other human beings.

Read what the Muslim holy book really says about women, non-Muslims, Jews, slavery, peace, war, and everything else our PC Government and Islamic apologists don't want you to know. For easy reference, you might want to have a Quran nearby to crosscheck. I recommend THIS one, which has three different popular translations. You can also download a Quran at Scribd.com.

As Robert writes in the introduction:

To understand the motives and goals of Islamic jihad terrorists, one good place to start might be to explore what they themselves say about why they’re doing what they’re doing, and what they want. That in turn will lead you to the Qur’an (or Koran), the Islamic holy book. The jihadists quote it frequently and portray themselves as those who are following “pure Islam,” the genuine article as it is taught in the Qur’an and Islamic tradition. So in the course of my work explaining the jihadists’ objectives, I’ve quoted the Qur’an a great deal – and hardly a day goes by without my being accused of “cherry-picking” violent passages, and quoting them “out of context.” Meanwhile, the Council on American Islamic Relations and other Muslim groups say that in order to understand the true, peaceful Islam, we should read the Qur’an.

So over the course of the next few months, I’m going to read it, and discuss it in a series of columns. All of it. Not “cherry-picked” or “out of context.” The whole thing, beginning to end.

Download it, read it, and share it. Knowledge is power.

[UPDATE] You can download the pdf HERE or HERE. If you can host the file anywhere, please do and please send me a link!

Blogging the Quran by Robert Spencer

(Cross posted at The Jawa report)


[UPDATE] Apparently, I jumped the gun based on an earlier headline at Jihad Watch. The Prosecutors have stated Geert Wilders is not guilty, however, the Judge may still rule against Geert. So keep him in your prayers.

Score a point for free speech!

Robert at Jihad Watch has more.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


From Bosch Fawstin. Be sure to order the book "PROPIGANDA" featuring some of Bosch Fawstin's best artwork.

(Cross-posted at The Jawa Report)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Diversity Starts With The Truth

Honoring The Fallen Of The Ford Hood Massacre

This event is an outstanding opportunity to pay your respects to the victims of Ft. Hood and to our men and women who serve the nation to protect our freedom. It is also an opportunity to hear speakers of extraordinary courage and knowledge, who can explain the real threat, which we currently are not hearing in the media because of political correctness. Click here for speaker bios.

Our leaders and our media are not telling us the truth about the threat we face. We dishonor our troops by not speaking the truth about the true nature of the enemy. How can we as a nation ask our brave young men and women to risk their lives if we as a nation are afraid to speak the truth?

Join us on November 21st to make a statement to our leaders and for freedom. Click here for tickets.

Sponsored by The Forum For Middle Eastern Understanding

(Cross Posted from The Jawa Report and SnappedShot.com)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

President Hypocrite Speaketh

"Do not stand idly by when dissidents everywhere are imprisoned and protesters are beaten. Because part of the price of our own freedom is standing up for the freedom of others."

~President Barack Hussein Obama during U.N. speech, September 23, 2010

This from the President who stood idly by while Iranian dissidents were brutally beaten and slaughtered in the streets of Iran.

One dissident Obama ignored:

"The Iranian people are trying to have a debate about their future."
~President Barack Hussein Obama
Press Briefing, June 23, 2009

"I'm burning, I'm burning."
~Neda Agha Soltan
Her Final Debate, June 20, 2009

(Cross-posted at SnappedShot.com)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Judge Blocks Arranged Marriage

Well, it's happening in the West now. A 14 year old girl (13 when marriage was arranged) has been spared from a forced marriage (all emphasis mine):

The Melbourne teenager is one of a number of Australian girls forced into arranged marriages overseas each year.

Her plight came to light when child protection officers received a report in June that the then-13-year-old had been taken out of school ahead of her intended marriage.

In a landmark decision published on Monday, the Family Court barred the girl, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, from travelling abroad until she turns 18.

Federal Police were ordered to place the girl's name alongside the names of accused serious criminals and tax cheats on the official Watch List at departure points around the nation.

Her family, who are believed to be Muslims from the former Yugolsav Republic of Macedonia, has had to surrender the girl's passport and cannot apply for a new one.

The money quote:

"According to Islamic law a woman must give her consent to marriage without any form of collusion," [Islamic Council of Victoria vice-president Sherene Hassan] said yesterday.

"Sadly there are some Muslims that fail to discern [the difference] between culture and religion."

Failed to 'discern' between culture and religion? Gee, forced marriages to underage, non-consenting girls wouldn't have anything to do with THIS, would it?

Narrated Aisha:
The Prophet engaged me when I was a girl of six (years). We went to Medina and stayed at the home of Bani-al-Harith bin Khazraj. Then I got ill and my hair fell down. Later on my hair grew (again) and my mother, Um Ruman, came to me while I was playing in a swing with some of my girl friends. She called me, and I went to her, not knowing what she wanted to do to me. She caught me by the hand and made me stand at the door of the house. I was breathless then, and when my breathing became Allright, she took some water and rubbed my face and head with it. Then she took me into the house. There in the house I saw some Ansari women who said, "Best wishes and Allah's Blessing and a good luck." Then she entrusted me to them and they prepared me (for the marriage). Unexpectedly Allah's Apostle came to me in the forenoon and my mother handed me over to him, and at that time I was a girl of nine years of age.

[Sahih Bukhari 5.234]

Apparently, 'culture' only influences Muslims when it is a backward, 7th century culture. Anything more modern or humane would be un-Islamic.

(Cross-posted at SnappedShot.com)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Geert Wilders Speech At Ground Zero

Recorded on September 11, 2010.

Geert Wilders speaks about the proposed victory Mosque at Ground Zero. This is the SIOA event held yesterday in New York.Tens of thousands showed up to protest the Mosque, but the media has been virtually silent about it.

For full coverage of the event, visit Jihad Watch, Atlas Shrugs, or the Urban Infidel (which has a great gallery of images).

Special thanks to Kitman TV.

"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."
~Abraham Lincoln

The text of Geert's speech:

Dear friends,

May I ask you to be silent for ten seconds? Just be silent and listen. Ten seconds. And listen...

What we hear are the sounds of life in the greatest city on earth. No place in the world, no place in human history, is as richly varied and vibrant and dynamic as New York City.

You hear the cars, you hear the people, you hear them rushing to their various destinations, you hear the sounds of business and of pleasure, you hear the cheers, you hear the cries, the buzzing sounds of human activity. And that is how it should be. Always.

Now close your eyes - I know it's a beautiful day, but close your eyes. I have been told that this day nine years ago was just such a beautiful day -- and remember, or try to remember, or try to imagine the sounds which were heard here on this spot under this same blue sky exactly nine years ago.

The sound of shock, the sound of destruction, the sound of panic, the sound of pain, the sound of terror.

Did New York deserve this? Did America deserve this? Did the West deserve this?

What, my friends, would you say to people who argue that New York, that America, that the West had itself to blame for those horrible sounds? There are people in this city who argue this. And they are angry because we are gathered here today to commemorate, to make a stand, to draw the line.

My friends, I have come from the other side of the Atlantic to share your grief for those who died here nine years ago.

I have not forgotten how I felt that day.

The scenes are imprinted on my soul, as they are on yours.

But our hearts were not broken in the same way as the hearts of the relatives and friends of those who lost their lives here. Many relatives of the victims are here in our midst today. I wish to take this opportunity to express my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to them and to all of the people of New York and America.

Humbly, I stand here before you as a Dutchman and a European.

I, too, however, cannot forget.

How can anyone forget?

Let me remind you of the words from Darryl Worley's 9/11 song.

Have you forgotten how it felt that day?

To see your homeland under fire

And her people blown away

Have you forgotten when those towers fell?

We had neighbors still inside going thru a living hell

Worley's response is our response: No, we will NEVER forget.

We are here today because we have not forgotten all the loved ones that were lost and those left to carry on. And neither has the world.

When the forces of Jihad attacked New York, they attacked the world.

Among those lost were people from 55 nations, people of every religion and every persuasion. No place on earth had a more multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and multi-lingual workforce than New York's proud towers.

That is exactly why they were targeted. They constituted an insult to those who hold that there can be no peaceful cooperation among people and nations without submission to Sharia; to those who wish to impose the legal system of Islam on the rest of us.

But New York and Sharia are incompatible. New York stands for freedom, openness and tolerance.

New York's Mayor recently said that New York is "rooted in Dutch tolerance." Those are true words. New York is not intolerant. How can it be? New York is open to the world.

Suppose New York were intolerant. Suppose it only allowed people of one persuasion within its walls.

Then it would be like Mecca, a city without freedom.

Whatever your religion, persuasion or gender is, in New York you will find a home. In Mecca, if your religion isn't Islam, you are not welcome.

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf claims the right to build a mosque, a house of Sharia here - on this hallowed ground.

But, friends, I have not forgotten and neither have you. That is why we are here today. To draw the line. Here, on this sacred spot. We are here in the spirit of America's founding fathers. We are here in the spirit of freedom. We are here in the spirit of Abraham Lincoln, the President who freed the slaves.

President Lincoln said: "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves."

These words are the key to our survival. The tolerance that is crucial to our freedom requires a line of defense.

Mayor Bloomberg uses tolerance as an argument to allow Imam Rauf and his sponsors to build their so-called Cordoba Mosque.

Mayor Bloomberg forgets, however, that openness cannot be open-ended. A tolerant society is not a suicidal society.

It must defend itself against the powers of darkness, the force of hatred and the blight of ignorance. It cannot tolerate the intolerant - and survive.

This means that we must not give a free hand to those who want to subjugate us.

An overwhelming majority of Americans is opposed to building this mosque. So is an overwhelming majority everywhere in the non-Islamic world.

Because we all realize what is at stake here. We know what this so-called Cordoba mosque really means.

Imam Rauf maintains that American secular law and Sharia law are based on the same principles. He refuses to condemn terrorists because he says terrorism is "a very complex question".

He says America is "an accessory to the crime that happened on 9/11." "In fact," he literally said, "in the most direct sense, Osama bin Laden is made in the USA."

He also says that "terrorism will only end when the West acknowledges the harm it has done to Muslims."

That is why this man should not play the game he has in mind here in Manhattan. His "Blame the West, Blame America"-message is an insult. Americans - and by extension, all of us whose civilization was also attacked on 9/11/2001 - are not to blame for what happened here nine years ago today.

Osama bin Laden is not made in the USA. The West never "harmed" Islam before it harmed us.

Most Americans do not want this so-called Cordoba Mosque to be built here. They understand that it is both a provocation and a humiliation. They understand the triumphant narrative of a mosque named after the Great Mosque of Cordoba which was constructed where a Christian cathedral stood before the land was conquered by Islam.

An overwhelming majority of Americans is opposed to building an Islamic cultural center close to Ground Zero. There is no lack of mosques in New York. There are dozens of buildings in which Muslims can pray. It isn't about a lack of space for prayers. It's about the symbolic meaning.

We who have come to speak today, object to this mosque project because its promoter and his wealthy sponsors have never suggested building a center to promote tolerance and interfaith understanding where it is really needed: In Mecca - a town where non-Muslims are not even allowed to enter, let alone build churches, synagogues, temples or community centers.

Ordinary Americans object to the mosque project because currently no fewer than ten major multi-million dollar mosque projects are being planned in the United States as well as dozens in Europe, while not a single church is allowed in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, while Jews are not even allowed to move their lips in prayer on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, while the oldest Christians in the world, the Copts, are not free to renovate their churches, let alone to build one in Egypt.

My friends, that is why we are here today. What happens in New York must be seen in the perspective of the world. The events nine years ago made an enormous impact everywhere. Most people shared your pain, but, unfortunately, some did not.

Nine years ago, when the news of the terrible atrocity in New York reached Europe, Muslim youths danced in the streets. In a poll, two thirds of the Muslim immigrants in the Netherlands expressed partial or full understanding for the 9/11 terrorists.

If a mosque were built here on Ground Zero such people would feel triumphant.

But we, we will not betray those who died on 9/11.

For their sakes we cannot tolerate a mosque on or near Ground Zero.

For their sakes loud and clear we say: No mosque here!

For their sakes, we must draw the line.

So that New York, rooted in Dutch tolerance, will never become New Mecca.

But, let us also express our gratitude for the heroes of 9/11, those who went down in that Pennsylvania field, those who were standing freedom's watch at the Pentagon, and those who were here in New York nine years ago to risk and lose their lives for the victims.

Friends, in honor of these victims, these heroes and their families, I believe that the words of Ronald Reagan, spoken in Normandy on the 40th anniversary of D-Day, resonate with new purpose on this hallowed spot. President Reagan said: "We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free."

And, we, too, will always remember the victims of 9/11 and their loved ones who were left behind;

We, too, will always be proud of the heroes;

We will always defend liberty, democracy and human dignity;

In the name of freedom: No mosque here!

(Cross-posted at SnappedShot.com)

Friday, September 10, 2010

You Never Can Win With A Bigot

A few years ago, Mad Magazine had a section called "You Can Never Win With a Bigot". The first scene of each cartoon showed a common, stereotypical, bigoted rant, and when confronted with a contradictory behavior, the bigot would shrug it off with another ignorant comment.

The cartoon above is one example. Another example: A waiter tells another waiter that a table of "lousy, penny-pinching" Jews will stiff him on the tip. But when the Jews leave a very generous tip, the first complains, "Why shouldn't they? They got all the money in the world!"

I was reminded of these Mad Magazine cartoons while reading this NewsBusters article about Chris Matthews. For days, Matthews has been complaining that Republicans have been too quiet on the Quran burning issue.

But after Sarah Palin does speak out against the Quran burning yet defending the Church's Constitutional Right to do so, Matthews complained:

I think it`s incredible that she would be so soft -- taking such a soft line on this guy burning the Koran, because you never attack to the right when you`re on the right. That's what I think is going on here.

He later accuses Palin of aiding in the Quran burning by linking it to the Ground Zero Mosque.

As Mad Magazine noted more than 30 years ago, you can never win with a bigot.

For the record, this is what Sarah Palin had to say about the Quran burning:

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.

I would hope that Pastor Terry Jones and his supporters will consider the ramifications of their planned book-burning event. It will feed the fire of caustic rhetoric and appear as nothing more than mean-spirited religious intolerance. Don't feed that fire. If your ultimate point is to prove that the Christian teachings of mercy, justice, freedom, and equality provide the foundation on which our country stands, then your tactic to prove this point is totally counter-productive.

Our nation was founded in part by those fleeing religious persecution. Freedom of religion is integral to our charters of liberty. We don't need to agree with each other on theological matters, but tolerating each other without unnecessarily provoking strife is how we ensure a civil society. In this as in all things, we should remember the Golden Rule. Isn't that what the Ground Zero mosque debate has been about?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Under Sharia Law

Commenter Andreas K. at the Gateway Pundit wrote this in comments. I couldn't agree more:

Under Sharia law:

· There is no freedom of religion

· There is no freedom of speech

· There is no freedom of thought

· There is no freedom of artistic expression

· There is no freedom of the press

· There is no equality of peoples-a non-Muslim, a Kafir, is never equal to a Muslim

· There are no equal rights for women

· Women can be beaten

· A non-Muslim cannot bear arms

· There is no equal protection under Sharia for different classes of people. Justice is dualistic, with one set of laws for Muslim males and different laws for women and non-Muslims.

· Our Constitution is a man-made document of ignorance, jahiliyah, that must submit to Sharia

· There is no democracy, since that means that a non-Muslim is equal to a Muslim

· Non-Muslims are dhimmis, third-class citizens

· There is no Golden Rule

· There is no critical thought

· All governments must be ruled by Sharia law

Unlike common law, Sharia is not interpretive, nor can it be changed

UPDATE: Andreas K. informs me this is an excerpt from Bill Warner's Sharia Law For Non-Muslims, Chapter 1.

You can read the rest of chapter 1 and find links to the other chapters HERE.

You can read the entire book in .PDF HERE.

(Cross-posted at SnappedShot.com)