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Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Monday, March 27, 2006
Is it just me?
Hat tip to Uriasposten (Danish blog)
The liberal talk show hosy Neal Boortz asks: Is it just me? (18.5.2005).
“… or are some of the rest of you getting just a little bit tired of all of the butt kissing we’re delivering to disgruntled Muslims out there. This whole flap over the faulty Newsweek story is starting to get under several different patches of my skin.
Reuters is reporting from Islamabad that the Pakistani government remains unhappy with Newsweek. Well, don’t feel pregnant, Pakistan. But Pakistani Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad pushes things just a bit with his statement that we need to work harder at understanding the sensitivities of the Islamic people. He says “The apology and retraction are not enough. “They (Newsweek) should understand the sentiments of Muslims and think 101 times before publishing news which hurt feelings of Muslims.”
Sorry, pal. I’m not buying it. I getting just a bit beyond the point where I’m all bent out of shape trying to understand Islamic sensitivities. If there is something about your religion that should make me feel badly about poor Muslims getting their feelings hurt, you had better get it out there on the table now. All I see is a religion that seems to take great pleasure in passing condemnations and “death sentences” on various people around the world for all sorts of meaningless infractions of some great system of Islamic law.
I’m just not going to get all worked up worrying about the sensitivities of devotees of a religion that will stone a woman to death for adultery, while letting the man go unpunished.
Sensitivity would not be the word to describe how I feel about a religion that is in some way involved in more than 95% of the actual shooting conflicts and wars around the world.
Muslims shoot school children in the back! Remember Chechnya? They brag about bombs in schools in Israel! Tell me again about how I need to be sensitive?
The daughter of a devout Muslim gets violently raped. The devout Muslim takes a knife and, in front of the entire family, cuts his daughter’s throat because she has dishonored her family …. by being a rape victim. Yeah, sport. Let me just pour out my sensitivities to this practitioner of the religion of peace.
There’s a school on fire outside Riyadh. It’s a girls school. The girls are trying to escape! But wait! Their faces aren’t covered! It’s the Islamic defenders of the faith to the rescue! They block the doors to keep the young Muslim girls from escaping … from a burning building. The dignity of the great and wonderful religion of peace must be protected, even if young women burn to death! Yeah … my respect for your sensitivities is on the way.
Those insurgents who are killing innocent civilians in Iraq? The suicide bombers in their cars and trucks? Haven’t you heard? Most of them are from Saudi Arabia. They’re crossing borders to kill innocent women and children because they don’t like the idea of people being able to chose those who will rule them. I’m feeling so sensitive to that.
Tell you what: When you stop killing your own daughters; when you stop trying to lock young girls into burning buildings; when you eschew shooting school children in the back; and when I can look in a newspaper and read that Muslims are NOT involved in one way or another in revolts, insurrections and hot wars around the world — and when you’re not working so hard to kill American civilians — and when you start to show some tolerance and respect for the world’s other religions.. then maybe I’ll feel a bit more worm and fuzzy toward your incredible religion of peace.“
Saturday, March 25, 2006
The Last Drawing
Friday, March 24, 2006
The beliefs shared by Muslims
From Wikipedia I got this:
There are six basic beliefs shared by all Muslims:
- Belief in God (Allah), the one and only one worthy of all worship (tawhid).
- Belief in the Angels (mala'ika).
- Belief in the books (kutub) sent by God:
- Belief in all the prophets (nabi) and messengers (rasul) sent by God (see Prophets of Islam).
- Belief in the Day of Judgement (qiyama) and in life after death - heaven (jannah) and hell (jahannam).
- Belief in Fate (qadar).
The Muslim creed in English:
- "I testify that there is no god but God Almighty, Who is One (and only One) and there is no associate with Him; and I testify that Muhammad (peace and blessings of God be upon him), is His Messenger."
- "I believe in God; and in His Angels; and in His Scriptures; and in His Messengers; and in The Final Day; and in Fate, that All things are from God, and Resurrection after death be Truth."
The Injil is the 4 gospels from the new testament. But Muslims believe it has been tainted, undergone tahrif, by man.
Of the books, the Quran is held over all the others. The Muslims believe that the Qur'ān is the literal word of God in Arabic and the culmination of God's revelation to mankind, revealed to Muhammad, the final prophet of humanity, over a period of 23 years through the angel Gabriel. By many this is considered one of the reasons why the Muslim world has not had a period of enlightenment.
When reading the Quran you need a guide to read it, as it is a rather rambling text with chapters ordered by size. It contains contradictions which can only make sense if you take into consideration their place in a chronology. Wikipedia again can be a starting point.
The Quran contains messages of peace but it also unlike the new Testament contains much harsh writing that in my opinion overwhelms the message of peace. Here are some examples:
Read more at FaithFreedom.org.
We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they set up with Allah that for which He has sent down no authority, and their abode is the fire, and evil is the abode of the unjust.
And prepare against them what force you can and horses tied at the frontier, to terrorize thereby the enemy of Allah...
I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.
Moreover Allah says of those who reject him. Because, Allah has already sentenced them to death.
2:191, And slay them wherever ye catch them
2:193, And fight them on until there is no more Tumult or oppression
2:216, Fighting is prescribed for you, and ye dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you
3:28, Let not the believers Take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah
4:48 “Allah forgiveth not that partners should be set up with Him; but He forgiveth anything else, to whom He pleaseth; to set up partners with Allah is to devise a sin Most heinous indeed.”
4:84, Then fight in Allah’s cause - Thou art held responsible only for thyself - and rouse the believers. It may be that Allah will restrain the fury of the Unbelievers; for Allah is the strongest in might and in punishment.
4:141, And never will Allah grant to the unbelievers a way (to triumphs) over the believers
5:33, The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter;
8:12, I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them
5:38 Cut off the hands of thieves, whether they are male or female, as punishment for what they have done—a deterrent from God: God is almighty and wise.
I do not consider Islam my enemy. But I do consider Islamofascism one. Supposedly the Vatican has the largest collection of Marxist writings in the world. Why, one would ask? It is important to know your enemy.
Undoubtedly, that is true.
Here are a number of links to the Quran for Westerners to peruse. Do not believe Muslim claims you must read the Quran in classical Arab to understand. I do realize some of these link to highly critical reviews of the Quran, but they are the ones I found. I shall add any other links with descriptions, if Moderate Muslims ask me to.
The earliest biography of Muhammad, by ibn Ishaq
Find answers to tenants of Islam
Discussion and information about Islam
The Origins of the Koran
The Noble Qur'an
Three translation of the Quran into English
The Skeptic's Annotated Quran
Prophet of Doom
Islam's terrorist dogma in Mohammed's own words
BTW you can get a free Qaran here if you live in the US.
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Apostasy in Islam - Ridda - Irtidad
Classical orthodox Islam regards leaving Islam, apostasy (ridda) with great seriousness. According to the Quran for whom leaves Islam the only punishment to be expected for the apostate (murtadd) is by God at doomsday. The Hadith - traditions relating to the sayings and doings of the Islamic prophet Mohammed - proscribes a more serious earthly punishment for apostates. According to current interpretations (all classical versions of Sharia "juridical" practices) there is punishment of death for men and lifelong incarceration for women found guilty of apostasy. There is however a possibility to avoid punishment by returning to Islam. Modern liberal interpreters of Islam look at the statements in the Quran, that claim there can be no religion by force (Sura 2,257) and thus reject the punishment for apostasy. Read more here.
By law most Muslim countries do not punish apostasy by death, but it is still carried out in Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan, to name a few. In the other countries, civilians can and sometimes do take Islamic law into their own hands and kill the apostate and get little to no punishment for it.
What is worrisome is that most Muslim leaders in the West do not distance themselves to the classical punishment of apostasy. In doing so they foster an environment of religious intolerance and confrontation. What is beyond comprehension is that most Western political leaders do not dare to criticize the practice of punishment for apostasy. And when some few do dare - it is always in light and careful terms.
Here are some examples of recent cases (hat tip to Angantyr, blog in Danish):
Doctors in a Cairo mental hospital are holding an Egyptian Christian against his will, telling the man he'll be a permanent resident there until he recants his faith and returns to Islam, reports a leading monitor of Christian persecution.I do not care to share planet with perpetrators of this another example of Islamic madness. It is an abomination that practices comparable to the Spanish Inquisition take place in the twenty first century.
Zakho (AsiaNews/MEC) – A Christian convert from Islam was killed for his faith. Ziwar Muhammad Isma’il, who worked as a taxi driver in Zakho in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, was shot dead by Abd al-Karim Abd al-Salam at a taxi station early on the morning of February 17.
Abd al-Salam approached Ziwar and told him to return to Islam. When Ziwar refused he opened fire with an automatic rifle.
Ask Samer and Abeer. Last September Jordanian security police connected to the country's Mukhabarat, or intelligence agency, showed up at the couple's home unannounced. They arrested Samer and detained him overnight. Samer's crime: coming to faith in Jesus Christ 14 years ago. Originally a Muslim, Samer over the years since his conversion has been questioned several times by security police but never detained.
This time, the police turned him over to the Islamic courts. The judges convicted Samer of apostasy. In a Nov. 23 decision the court decreed that his identification papers must be changed from "Muslim" to "no religion;" that he had forfeited any inheritance; that his marriage to Abeer is now illegal and therefore he is not entitled to custody of his son.
IRAN - Christians in Iran have expressed great fears for the life of pastor Hamid Pourmand, a lay leader in a church and a convert from Islam, who will appear before an Islamic court next week to face charges of apostasy. If found guilty he is likely to face the death penalty.
Also in Malaysia (the current example of well functioning Muslim democracy) Muslims can be punished to leave Islam:
In July when the Sharia court sentenced four Kelantan Malays to 20 months jail for apostasy, the rights of Muslims to quit Islam has come under intense discussion over the Internet.
ANOTHER six Christians have been arrested in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia as part of a new crackdown
On August 19, three other Eritrean Christians were arrested, known only bytheir first names of Gabayu, Kebrom and Mesfin. There are reports of more arrests, but these have not been confirmed.
There is particular concern for Mr Buliamin, a Christian whose passport say she is a Muslim. This means he could face the charge of apostasy from Islam, the penalty for which is death under Sharia law.
Danish troops to liberate Afghan Christian?
From Jyllandsposten, the Danish newspaper that published the cartoons, there is this article from yesterday on Danish political reactions to the news on the brave Afghan apostate, Mr. Abdul Rahman. Translation follows:
Demands for Danish action of liberationWhat is really interesting here is that the "Radikale Venstre" a small left to center party, long time supporter of the left wing, and an extreme proponent of political correctness - in this matter is asking for military intervention! This gives me the hope, that when the abuses on human rights reaches a sufficient level, the support against the Islamists is bigger than what has seemed the case so far.
By KRISTOFFER PINHOLT
The government must avoid, that a 41 year old Afghan convert is condemned to death by a court in the Afghan capital, Kabul. It will take a political majority over the government.
»The government must act on this issue and show that Denmark is at the forefront in the fight for human rights and an international community of law. That is why we are in Afghanistan. If necessary the Danish troops in the country must liberate Abdul Rahman, and Denmark should offer him asylum. This matter underlines the necessity of fighting Sharia law, wherever you find it«, says political spokesman on foreign affairs, Naser Khader, of the "Radikale Venstre" party (left to center wing).
Abdul Rahman was arrested a month ago, after having been reported by his family, all orthodox Muslims. If he is convicted the Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, must sign the sentence of death.
"Dansk Folkeparti" (right wing) threatens Afghan President
»I could not care less about the country's laws and rules. In a certain manner we are an authority in Afghanistan, and the President must avoid an execution, or we promise trouble. If not the Americans, English and Danes were in the country, President Hamid Karzai would within 5 minutes lie maltreated by a road side. I have no doubts he knows what this is about, and he has no choice but to obey orders from the allies on this issue«, says political spokesman on foreign affairs, Søren Espersen.
Head of "Socialistisk Folkeparti" (socialists), Villy Søvndal, condemns the trial against Abdul Rahman and has stated in a letter to foreign minister, Per Stig Møller (conservatives), that if the execution is fulfilled Denmark should withdraw its military forces from the country."Venstre" (right wing liberals, the main government party) desires to see how the matter develops, before the party will decide whether the Danish soldiers shall stay in Afghanistan.
BTW, Mr Naser Khader is a moderate Muslim to be admired, that has been outspoken in his criticism of the Islamist during the entire Khartoon crisis and has indeed started an organisation of Muslim moderates to prove that only a rather small percentage of Danish Muslims support the Imams in Denmark in their quest to have Denmark condemned.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
The UN withdraws "commercial"
The UN has decided to withdraw this poster from its buildings and websites. This after a Danish complaint to the UN High Comissioner for Refugees. The removal is happening at this moment.
One can but note that the UN in this case has surpassed itself. The message of this poster is clear. I know Lego has complained - hopefully they will take the UN to court.
The organisation is of this moment of absolutely no value. It should either be closed or drastically redone. I have earlier written about the UN's blatant Muslim viewpoint:
Why does the point of view of Muslims receive so much attention?
See also this: There's something rotten at the U.N.
What is the UN doing about the situation in Sudan? Nothing!
What has the U.N. said or done about the Abdul Rahman case? Nothing!
Hat tip to Michelle Malkin for this answer to the UN:
Reader James Draper e-mails an alternate poster for the U.N., which he also sent to the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights:
Thanks to reader kepiblanc (from comments): Here is the Danish version of the UN scam :
The hypocrites say "Hands off Iran"
Another very great drawing from Cox & Forkum. They are incredible!
I am sorry for the long absence. It was due to a big workload while traveling. But now I am back and look forward to continue blogging as the world has not improved much since I last wrote something. And yet....
The Slithering Treacherous Pusillanimous Dhimmi once known as Laila Freivalds, Swedish foreign minister (proof of dhimmitude) has resigned.
Maybe there is still hope for Sweden. She yesterday admitted she knew the Swedish Foreign Ministry contacted the ISP, Levonline, of the right wing party, Sverigedemokraterne, to have the party's website closed down as the party had shown a Mohammed drawing on its website. Laila Freivalds had until now rejected any knowledge of the issue.
According to her own statement, she relalizes she has become a problem for the party and has decided to resign.
About time I say. Not only is she a liar - she is a threat to democracy and even has shown incompetence at more than one occasion - not the least of them being the tsunami in Indonesia, where 500 Swedes died.
I hope she will bring down the whole government as they deserve! Because I do not for one moment believe she acted on her own to get the secret police (SÄPO) to talk to the ISP. Many more government officials were involved. Sweden has a rotten democracy where free speech has been severely limited.
Read older postings on the matter: War on Freedom,
The Swedish are political correct, One track mind,and Swedish Politicians defending Islamists by all means?
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Sorry for the hiatus. I have been out travelling and combined with a heavy work load, I have had no possibility of blogging. It is cold in Northern Europe, so I am glad to be back here in Lisbon. Next week I go to Denmark for 5 days. They promise down to 15 degrees centigrade below.
Lots of interesting stuff going on. In Denmark the rail road authority no longer permits commercials about books about Islam to be posted at rail road stations. The book in question is a dhimmi book written by the worst Danish dhimmi university professor - a so called expert on Muslim affairs. He has been unbearable on TV, where he has been invited more than anybody else. Ironic that his book can not be promoted. The ban did not last more than six hours, whereafter the government lifted it. The freedom of expression had to be protected. But it just shows how the Battle of Khartoon has limited freedom. After all government employees with the responsibility for safety at railroads now can not be too careful, they believe.
Also from the Danish news: In Germany the Quran is being taken to court:
A broad alliance of grass-roots movements have gone to the prosecutors of several states to hinder the dissemination of the Quran. According to the indictment, the Quran is not just a religious and historic book, but also a political book, which is incompatible with the constiution.Indeed. Read about it at Agora (hat tip!).
More from Agora: In a statement to The Guardian today, The British Home Secretary criticises Anders Fogh Rasmussen of not responding to a letter sent by the Ambassadors to protest the Muhammed cartoons. Read more about the dhimmi minister here.
Muslims are asking the French to cancel 1741 play by Voltaire:
Read more at Pia Causa (hat tip!).
"A municipal cultural center here on France's border with Switzerland organized a reading of a 265-year-old play by Voltaire, whose writings helped lay the foundations of modern Europe's commitment to secularism. The play, "Fanaticism, or Mahomet the Prophet," uses the founder of Islam to lampoon all forms of religious frenzy and intolerance.
PC is rampant in the US and at El Beep (Brotherhood's Broadcast Corporation). The terrorist attacks in US, albeit small, deserve to be mentioned. Read here at Michelle Malkin's blog about how the facts are hidden from the Public. Read the MSM and stay ignorant.
Also at the Infidel Bloggers Alliance, (hat tip to jonz) describes how the BBC now has added to its PC dictionary compared to what I had described in an earlier post (BBC by dictate calls terrorists for bombers or misguided criminals):
Read more here
Newsflash! The BBC knows Who Was Behind The India Bomb Attack: Militants!
Ok well if you scroll down it does mention Lashkar-e-Toiba which the BBC is in great pains to avoid describe as Islamic. It does say "in the past such attacks have been blamed on Islamic groups, particularly those fighting Indian rule in Kashmir". So from that article I still don't know what Lashkar-e-Toiba's political or religious affiliations are!
Finally a must watch video. I found this at the Anti Dhimmi blog (big hat tip to freedom)
Continues here"Jihad" Training Inside the U.S.:
Interview with Former TerroristsHere's another video you don't want to miss. Click here.
(17.8 MB, .wmv format)
The interview was aired on 16 February 2006 on US TV Channel CN8. The name of the program is "Your Morning" and Greg Coy is the host.
Three former terrorists speak out about among other things, the systematic instillation of hatred in kids all across the Islamic world. One of them, Walid Shoebat, says that Islamism poses the world a threat that needs to be dealt with as firmly as with Nazism. And remember: an ex-terrorist is saying this!
Do check out my fellow Infidel Bloggers Alliance member Epaminondas blog Villagers with torches. The articles are as usual to a point being brilliant, funny and full of justified indignation.
Monday, March 06, 2006
Oh, The Humanity!
Thousands of innocent dead people do not face the followers of the religion of death. At most it is an excuse for infamous rejoice. But try to make a caricature criticizing the Islamist fanatic's violence and all Muslims, even the moderates, are deadly offended. I ask the moderates: Why did you not let your righteous anger show when people plunged to death in desperation from the Twin Towers, not to mention the dead school children, babes!, from Beslan - all killed in the name of your precious religion? Why did you not demonstrate then?
Crossposted at The Ultimate Insult.
An ultimate insult
The ultimate insult to an Islamofascist. A "Danish". Or as they now are called in Muslim countries: "Roses of the Prophet Mohammed" since the boycott of Denmark started. An Iranian baker said about the new name: "This is a punishment for those who start misusing freedom of expression to insult the sanctities of Islam". (I wish my baker was this eloquent).
Hmmh. I think this is rather insulting to Mo and me. Mo surely does not want his name to be misused associated to all kinds of products? What about "Wrath of the Prophet Mohammed" for insect killers. Or "Sweet breath of Mo" for mouthrinse?
And I would choke everytime I were to eat a "Rose of Mo the Prof".
Crossposted at The Ultimate Insult. A new blog for Islamist ultimate insults. We will ridicule until they give up!! Let me know if you would like to post on The Ultimate Insult.
The Bloody Borders Project
Over at the most excellent blog Gates of Vienna a new kind of project has been created: The Bloody Borders Project. It is well worth a visit!
Excerpts from the background of the project
Back in December, the Baron wrote a post in which he mentioned Samuel Huntington’s well-known quote about Islam’s “bloody borders”. The imagery was graphic and startling. In my ignorance, I asked the Baron if he could draw a simple map delineating these boundaries. I wanted to be able to see these “fault lines”. I wanted to see if a pictorial representation would help me better to understand the reach and the destruction of what the Islamofascists have wrought.Read more here
The Baron reminded me that no such map could be made. Islamic terrorism takes place among, between, and inside many countries. The constant, vicious, lethal storm of Islamist violence stretches from equatorial Africa and the Barbary coast, across the Holy Land and the Arabian heartland, snaking through the mountains and plains of South Asia, making its way along the littoral of Indochina and the Indian Ocean, and ending in the archipelagos of the Pacific Rim.
The Baron explained the difficulties inherent in making any map encompassing what I wanted to see. To be accurate, his cartography would have to include the ongoing quotidian massacres that have occurred and continue behind the screen erected by the legacy media, the screen on which they display the bread and circuses meant to trivialize and distract. What does it matter that thirty Hindus died in Kashmir today, or that 350 women were raped in Darfur, when there is the serious matter of Paris Hilton videos to be considered?
As Providence would have it, late in December the Baron discovered a series of tables at The Religion of Peace (TROP) showing the location and casualties for every Islamic terrorist attack since September 11th. “All you have to do,” I told the Baron, “is put those little numbers on a map.” He didn’t say anything for a long time. Now I understand his silence; in fact, I find it rather admirable. As it turned out, what I wanted took him well over a hundred hours of his spare time to complete… The things we do for love…
Petition for Manifesto
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Yet, another brave Arab woman and with no less than a childhood in Gaza. Mrs. Nonie Darwish is now American.
Read this article to understand her. But be warned - it is forceful, convincing and to the soul. All the other articles on her homepage are also worth reading. Look at the archives section where most of the articles are found.
I remember going to a Palestinian preschool and kindergarten and the word "Jew" instilled terror and dread into the core of my very being. A Jewish person was portrayed like less than human, a dog, an evil alien from outer space who was about to destroy the world. Jews, they said, had no home because they were cursed by God and the main mission of Islam was to get rid of Jews. As a small child I remember once, at a Palestinian school, asking "why?" The response was that I was a traitor for asking this question and would go to hell, and for the rest of the day the girls in the school did not talk to me. The education was mainly political, teaching kids the hatred of Israel. Arabic poetry was recited daily, with tears in Palestinian children's eyes, on how Palestine was taken from them and how they will retaliate and even die to get it back.More Mrs. Darwish:
Hat tip to Raw Data for the comment and the blog Kesher Talk. At Kesher talk there is this must read fine posting on the film, "Paradise Now", a glorification of two suicide bombers. Mrs. Darwish delivers a strong critique. It just might win an Oscar tonight - in which case I shall never watch anything to do with the Oscars ever again.
Nonie Darwish harshly criticized the Palestinian film about two suicide bombers for "putting a human face on the murderers of children."
She warned that if Paradise Now, one of five nominees in the best foreign film category, wins an Oscar at Sunday evening's ceremony, "it will send a message to young Arabs that we are accepted in the West and we have won."
Another video by a Muslim woman
Maryam Namazie is one of the 12 co-signers of the Manifesto. She is born in Iran and fled in 1980 with her family. She was educated in the US and now lives in the UK. A declared communist, she criticizes Islam for a living. Another Muslim woman with balls.
If you want to watch the video, the clip with Ms. Namazie starts 60 seconds inside this Danish reportage. Also watch the other videos from her homepage. She even has a blog. Now, mind you. I am no great lover of communists, but I will make an exception for this brave lady.
Ms. Namazie among other points state:
Islamism is one of the great dangers of the world today. [...] It is wrecking havoc. It decapitates people and it still stones women to death in the 21st century. It imposes sexual apartheid wherever it rules. [...] The Cartoon Crisis is just another wake-up call for Europe, that needs to stand up to this movement.
The clip only lasts a couple of minutes and the reportage turns Danish again. There is then a small debate by two Danish experts in Islamist studies.
The pretty girl is a collaborator of another co-signatory, Mehdi Mozaffari, to the manifesto, who lives in Denmark. She has made a comparison of Islamism and fascism and sees many points of similarity and the same danger. She also mentions that Mussolini created a law to prohibit hurting religious feelings. According to Mussolini to create moderation and dialogue.
To counter the standpoint of the danger of Islamism is the black shirt dhimmi in the studio. He teaches at the Copenhagen university. According to him Islamism is most of all a democratic and social movement. Terrorism is mainly caused by the secular Muslim regimes keeping Islamism suppressed. He does of course not see any similarity to fascism.
I sent this e-mail to Ms. Namazie:
From: Peter von Schlichtningen
Date: Mar 5, 2006 9:46 PM
Subject: Your debate on Danish TV, DR1, 5.3.2006
To: firstname.lastname@example.orgMs. Namazie,
I saw the small Interview on Danish TV and I have read some articles on your website and your blog. Of course I have also read the Manifesto.
I congratulate you on your viewpoints and your bravery and eloquency in speaking up against Islamofascism. Bravo!
People like you will one day be a principal cause of freedom and justice for all people in the world no matter their gender, sexual preference, religious or political conviction.
Mehdi Mozaffari, professor from iranian origin and exiled in Denmark, is the author of several articles and books on islam and islamism such as : Authority in Islam: From Muhammad to Khomeini, Fatwa: Violence and Discourtesy and Glaobalization and Civilizations.
Writer, TV International English producer; Director of the Worker-communist Party of Iran's International Relations; and 2005 winner of the National Secular Society's Secularist of the Year award.
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Cartoonist daughter to be kidnapped?
See new posting at Agora (hat tip)
Something fishy is going on...
Mr. Rohde is now apologizing for his statement, but there still have been no clear indications of what happenened. Most probably it was just a childrens prank.
I would like to know whether Mr. Rohde lied or not. He says he misunderstood.
Mr. Rohde has made a big mistake here and has lost political credibility. This was extremely stupid in this important hour.
If it can teach us anything, that is, we must check our facts, and when we have no facts, we must clearly state so.
Unfortunately I am no longer sure about the veracity of this story. After all the 12 men might have been children of around 11 years old. They might even have been girls and might not have been more than 6-8. Please see the comments. Hat tip to Freedom for the comments with links. (have a look at her nice blog Anti-Dhimmi also).
Even if this event as I hope proves false, it still does not change the fact that the 12 Motoonist all have a death sentence hanging over their heads. They are in hiding and have protection, but they may possibly never have normal lives again. To describe the degree of dhimmitude in Denmark, I can inform, that they even have little work. This is shameful.
Also the Motoonists ask to have as little attention about themselves as possible. They then hope the whole thing will be forgotten. This is the advice of the Danish authorities. I think they are wrong. Mr. Rushdie still has a death sentence hanging over him. They are all better served by standing up and lead the fight against the Islamist.
I will stay on top of the story. So stay tuned.
In this article in Jyllandsposten, we learn 12 Muslim men appeared at cartoonist's daughters school to get hold of the daughter. The cartoonist is one of the 12, who originally drew Mohammed.
Fortunately the daughther was not in school that day. The police secret intelligence has no comment. All the cartoonist are living in hiding.
And so it continues. The barbarians have judged and sentenced with no trial. The judges (*) live in their respectice Muslim countries and have not been prosecuted.
It is INADMISSABLE. We must stand together in the West and do something about this!
(*) I am talking about the clergy members issuing fatwas and the people offering prizes for the killing.
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Arab women have balls
MUST SEE VIDEO
If you are like me, then you wonder why no moderate Muslims speak up? There have been very few. If they really are the majority - then we should hear more. Either the press is not giving attention to the moderates or the Arab women got all the balls.
A small while ago I made a posting on this must see video by an Arab woman in Bahrain telling the local men her devastating opinion. She talks about the bad treatment of women and pedophilia.
And now this must see video from February 21, 2006 on Al-Jazeera, An Arab-American psychologist, Mrs. Wafa Sultan. A few excerpts:
The clash we are witnessing around the world is not a clash of religions, or a clash of civilizations. It is a clash between two opposites, between two eras. It is a clash between a mentality that belongs to the Middle Ages and another mentality that belongs to the 21st century. It is a clash between civilization and backwardness, between the civilized and the primitive, between barbarity and rationality. It is a clash between freedom and oppression, between democracy and dictatorship. It is a clash between human rights, on the one hand, and the violation of these rights, on other hand. It is a clash between those who treat women like beasts, and those who treat them like human beings. What we see today is not a clash of civilizations. Civilizations do not clash, but compete.I admire Mrs. Wafa Sultan. Here is and older story from Dhimmi Watch.
[...] My colleague has said that he never offends other people's beliefs. What civilization on the face of this earth allows him to call other people by names that they did not choose for themselves? Once, he calls them Ahl Al-Dhimma, another time he calls them the "People of the Book," and yet another time he compares them to apes and pigs, or he calls the Christians "those who incur Allah's wrath." Who told you that they are "People of the Book"? They are not the People of the Book, they are people of many books. All the useful scientific books that you have today are theirs, the fruit of their free and creative thinking. What gives you the right to call them "those who incur Allah's wrath," or "those who have gone astray," and then come here and say that your religion commands you to refrain from offending the beliefs of others?
[...] Brother, you can believe in stones, as long as you don't throw them at me. You are free to worship whoever you want, but other people's beliefs are not your concern, whether they believe that the Messiah is God, son of Mary, or that Satan is God, son of Mary. Let people have their beliefs.
[...] The Jews have came from the tragedy (of the Holocaust), and forced the world to respect them, with their knowledge, not with their terror, with their work, not their crying and yelling. Humanity owes most of the discoveries and science of the 19th and 20th centuries to Jewish scientists. 15 million people, scattered throughout the world, united and won their rights through work and knowledge. We have not seen a single Jew blow himself up in a German restaurant. We have not seen a single Jew destroy a church. We have not seen a single Jew protest by killing people. The Muslims have turned three Buddha statues into rubble. We have not seen a single Buddhist burn down a Mosque, kill a Muslim, or burn down an embassy. Only the Muslims defend their beliefs by burning down churches, killing people, and destroying embassies. This path will not yield any results. The Muslims must ask themselves what they can do for humankind, before they demand that humankind respect them.
Answer to Mr. Paul Belien
I mostly agree with the eloquent and thoughtful Paul Belien at the Brussel Journal. The quality of all their postings is amazing.
But I do not entirely agree with his latest article: Anti-Jihad Manifesto Misses the Point
He talks of the Manifesto I posted below this posting.
[...]While Islamism can be considered the perversion of religion, the three scourges of the 20th century – Fascism, Nazism (National-Socialism) and Stalinism – were secular ideologies. Neither Adolf Hitler nor Joseph Stalin were theocrats. It takes “French intellectuals” to use mankind’s experience with National-Socialism and Stalinism as motivation for a rallying cry to oppose “religious totalitarianism” and a call for “secular values,” which they hold to be “universal values.”
There is no doubt that Islamism is a threat to freedom and human dignity. However, as we have warned before, some people – undoubtedly brave, but nevertheless mistaken – are prepared to destroy certain basic freedoms, such as freedom of education, in their fight against Islam and religion in general. The question has already been put here:Is Islam dangerous because it is a religion? Do Muslim values differ from European values because the latter are rooted in Christianity or because they are secular? These questions are at the heart of the debate in Europe today.
In our opinion, man is a religious being. Secularism destroyed the Christian roots of Europe and, in doing so, created the religious vacuum that is now being filled by Islam. The manifesto warns against[...]The Islamists and the secularists (including the priests and bishops among them) have more in common than the Islamists and the Christians (including the agnostics among them), because the latter acknowledge that at the heart of Christianity is the individual with his individual responsibility before God. Without Christianity, individual responsibility would not have become the centre of European civilization. It was the French Revolution that jeopardized this tradition and that became the root of collectivism, with its socialist, fascist, national-socialist and communist excesses. From this perspective even Jihadism is more a child of secularism than of religion.
Thank you, Mr. Belien, for another thought provoking article.
As an agnostic liberal-conservative I can certainly subscribe to the "second group is prepared to acknowledge the importance of the cultural traditions of the West, rooted in the Judeo-Christian values without which classical-liberalism could never have evolved."
I must admit - except for the super-natural parts - the bible is the basis for all my moral values. The general teachings of Jesus are obviously right. But so are other similar teachings. I am a man of not just the book, but books. I understand when you, Mr. Belien, theorize about the secular societies having no point of moral reference and a secular human being have no purpose in life. This would be true for an amoral human being.
But, frankly, as far as I can tell, the more religious a society appears - the more violent it is. Maybe this can be proven scientifically? I have no doubt that the creation of secular law has been an essential development in our civilization.
Truly religious people in my experience do live according to their faith. It is a personal and deep feeling. I respect such people as they often show remarkable qualities. They will not try to spread their faith by force but by example. But I do not find religion positive, when it is used an escapism or rejects all rational thought.
I would like to believe the human evolution goes towards atheists, agnostics and the enlightened religious - bound together by deeply felt moral values and philosophical thinking. As of course many atheists and agnostics also can find and create value in a meaningful life. By empiric evidence more so when compared to many so called religious people of our time and especially of the past. The atheists and agnostics I know are far more likely to be let into a hypothetic paradise than hypocrites preaching religion but not living religion. Of course moral codexes are of the outmost importance. Our secular societies fail miserably to teach our young even the most basic values. But did not the religious societies of yesterday fail as well? People of moral standing will agree moral formation starts in the family and that a broad education is essential.
Instead I think fanatism is the real current problem. Fanatic religion is based on the same as communism or fascism. A total blindness and conviction of the absolute truth. It is nothing but a vessel for the power-hungry to satisfy their sick needs - it is evil at play. It is something that has been repeated time and time again in history. This time a double whammy. Religious fascism or as we call it, Islamofascism.