Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Forbidden Op-eds In Europe - A Must Read

As you may have heard, there are two exceptional op-eds that were published in Europe exposing Islam for what it is. No apologies, no deception. The truth hurts, or should I say, 'gets you killed.?' Of course, death threats follow and these brave men are now in hiding.

From Michelle Malkin's website:

The forbidden op-eds
By Michelle Malkin · September 29, 2006 01:09 PM

Will Europe be brave and stand up for Redeker and Flaig, or throw them to the Muslim wolves?

Some quotes from their articles:

The Koran is a book of unparalleled violence. Maxime Rodinson states, in Encyclopedia Universalis, some truths that in France are as significant as they are taboo. On one hand: “Mohammed revealed in Medina unsuspected qualities as political leader and military chief (…) He resorted to private war, by then a prevalent custom in Arabia (….) Mohammed soon sent small groups of partisans to attack the Meccan caravans, thus punishing his unbelieving compatriots and simultaneously acquiring the booty of a wealthy man.”

Since the beginning of the classical period between the ninth and the eleventh century Islamic jurists have divided the world into two parts, namely the "House of Islam" and the "House of War". This dichotomy is independent of where Muslims live in large numbers, or even form the majority, but depends on where Islam rules supreme - by applying Shariah - or where it does not rule. So, this dichotomy is not religious in nature, but political. Between these two parts of the world naturally exists a state of war, until the House of War is no more and Islam rules the world (Sura 8, 39 and 9, 41). Thus, according to classical teaching, for the Muslim community there is a duty to wage war against the disbelievers, until those either convert, or submit. This war is called jihad.

Friday, September 29, 2006

A Marine's Eye-View from Al-Anbar

There's a war on, in case you forgot. And if nothing else, I have profound respect and admiration for the US Military, the men and women who are waging it, protecting Civilization, every day. A thankless job, usually done out of sight of the media...unless there's bad news, scandal and/or dirty laundry to be shown, but that is 'another story'.

Here's a better reminder of that war than most--an email making the rounds written by an anonymous Marine in Al-Anbar Province, Iraq--Iraq's very own "Wild West", and by far the most violent place in that country (and maybe the whole planet). This email is too long to reproduce here in entirety, so here's an excerpt:

Subject: A Marine's Eye-View of Fallujah (Unclassified)

All: I haven't written very much from Iraq. There's really not much to write about. More exactly, there's not much I can write about because practically everything I do, read or hear is classified military information or is depressing to the point that I'd rather just forget about it, never mind write about it. The gaps in between all of that are filled with the pure tedium of daily life in an armed camp. So it's a bit of a struggle to think of anything to put into a letter that's worth reading. Worse, this place just consumes you. I work 18-20-hour days, every day. The quest to draw a clear picture of what the insurgents are up to never ends. Problems and frictions crop up faster than solutions. Every challenge demands a response. It's like this every day. Before I know it, I can't see straight, because it's 0400 and I've been at work for twenty hours straight, somehow missing dinner again in the process. And once again I haven't written to anyone. It starts all over again four hours later. It's not really like Ground Hog Day, it's more like a level from Dante's Inferno.

Rather than attempting to sum up the last seven months, I figured I'd just hit the record setting highlights of 2006 in Iraq. These are among the events and experiences I'll remember best.

Worst Case of Deja Vu - I thought I was familiar with the feeling of deja vu until I arrived back here in Fallujah in February. The moment I stepped off of the helicopter, just as dawn broke, and saw the camp just as I had left it ten months before - that was deja vu. Kind of unnerving. It was as if I had never left. Same work area, same busted desk, same chair, same computer, same room, same creaky rack, same . . . everything. Same everything for the next year. It was like entering a parallel universe. Home wasn't 10,000 miles away, it was a different lifetime.

Most Surreal Moment - Watching Marines arrive at my detention facility and unload a truck load of flex-cuffed midgets. 26 to be exact. I had put the word out earlier in the day to the Marines in Fallujah that we were looking for Bad Guy X, who was described as a midget. Little did I know that Fallujah was home to a small community of midgets, who banded together for support since they were considered as social outcasts. The Marines were anxious to get back to the midget colony to bring in the rest of the midget suspects, but I called off the search, figuring Bad Guy X was long gone on his short legs after seeing his companions rounded up by the giant infidels.

Go read the rest here.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

This is no way to win a war! Weakness, cowardice, and damn lies from the leader of the free world!

"I send greetings to the many Muslims observing Ramadan in America and around the world.

Ramadan is the holiest time of the Muslim year and an important holiday when Muslims take time for prayer, fasting, and personal sacrifice. According to Islamic teachings, this month represents when God delivered His word to the prophet Muhammad in the form of the Qur'an. Ramadan is also an opportunity to gather with friends and family and show thanks for God's blessings through works of charity.

Ramadan and the upcoming holiday seasons are a good time to remember the common values that bind us together. Our society is enriched by our Muslim citizens whose commitment to faith reminds us of the gift of religious freedom in our country.

Laura and I send our best wishes for a blessed Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak."
Surely, I cannot be the only one sickened by these goodwill wishes to the Muslim Ummah in the US and throughout the world? Not only do I find this message sickening, but also I find it weak and cowardly! It is also offensive, because such goodwill messages are never reciprocated. Has the West already become the slave of the Islamic world?

With each passing day, President George W Bush shows himself to be weak and growing ever weaker; indeed, in my opinion, he is too weak to be the leader of the free world at this critical time. After 9/11, he gave the impression that he was going to be the political ‘saviour’ of the free and democratic West, for he talked tough. But as the years have passed, we have seen that he has grown weaker rather than stronger.

Can you imagine Churchill issuing such a statement of goodwill to the Nazis during the Second World War? Imagine it! It would have been unthinkable! Winston Churchill was strong, and he had principle. He was no pussycat. He fought the Second World War with one thing in mind: Victory!
“I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this government: I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.

We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I can say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. Let that be realized …
(To listen to the speech in all its glory, click HERE)
This, Mr Bush, is the way to win wars! Not by sending wishes of goodwill to our enemy!

Doesn’t the President of the United States of America realize that the West is engaged in a war to the death? Doesn’t he realize that such messages of goodwill, especially when they are never reciprocated, will do nothing but appease and embolden the enemy? Doesn’t he realize the nature of the enemy he is dealing with? Doesn’t he realize that Muslims, and Arabs in particular, view such gestures of goodwill as a sign of great weakness? Doesn’t he realize that the war cannot be won this way?

Click here to listen to how Churchill might have reacted:

This was their finest hour

To start with, let him tell us how “our society is enriched by our Muslim citizens whose commitment to faith reminds us of the gift of religious freedom in our country”. What the hell is he talking about? How do these people enrich our society? As far as I can see, all they do is impoverish it! Only in the past days, it has come to light that an opera, Mozart’s Idomeneo, has been cancelled in Berlin because it might offend Muslims. Two weeks ago, Pope Benedict XVI came under fire for his quotation of the emperor Palaeologos. Earlier in the year, we saw the furore caused by Muslims throughout the world when a few measly cartoons were published in Denmark. And you, Mr President, have got the unmitigated gall to say that Muslims enrich life here in the West. This is a lie. A damn lie, too! They do nothing but impoverish it! And the longer they stay in the West, and the stronger they become, the more impoverished life will be for us all. Moreover, how the hell do you think that Muslims living in the West can possibly remind us of the gift of religious freedom in the US? Of all people, Muslims do not understand the concept of religious freedom. In Muslim countries, people are put to death for converting out of the faith of Islam. Where’s the commitment to religious freedom in that? Don’t you realize that in each and every country that Islam has ever entered, and where it has been allowed to put down roots, that it has eventually taken over, and snuffed out all vestiges of freedom. Look at the evidence: Egypt, Libya, the Lebanon, Syria - these were all once Christian countries! The ultimate aim of all Muslims, Mr President, is not democracy and freedom, but theocracy and totalitarianism.

From what I can see, these goodwill wishes are an exercise in A-licking! Brown-nosing! Call it what you will! With such utterances, you show the Muslim world, and the rest of us, just how weak you are! Weak and craven and cowardly!

You seem to believe with your sophistry that you will somehow be able to change the nature of Muslims and Islam. You seem to believe that you will tame the lion by calling the lion 'a good boy'. You won’t. Be sure of that! The roaring lion that is Islam has never been tamed, and nor will it ever be. This lion can only be slain!

You, Mr President, made a fatal error of judgment the day after 9/11. Probably out of cowardice, you failed to identify the enemy to the citizens of the USA and the world. You had your chance, and you blew it. You should have stated that while, hitherto, America had not been at war with Islam, it is clear now that Islam is at war with your country. That, Mr President, was your first grave error. You should then have asked the citizens of your fine nation for their co-operation and unity. You should have stated that in order to win this war being waged against your country, you would need everyone to pull all the stops out, and to be prepared to sacrifice for the cause of eventual victory.

Further, you should have drawn together all sides in Congress, the right, the centre, and the left, in order to build a government of national unity. In time war, there is no room for divisions between left and right. War is the time when the people need to put aside their political differences in the cause of the war effort.

Furthermore, the people should have been asked to tighten their belts, and war bonds should have been issued to help finance the war ahead. No war was ever won without the sacrifice of the people. This sacrifice also includes the sacrifice of rights such as the right to sue others because of criticism. All those things, manifestations of life in a free and peaceful world, should have been suspended for the duration of the war.

During World War II, Japanese people living in the US at that time were interned. Likewise, Muslim people living in the US post-9/11 should have also been interned. You cannot wage a war with a fifth column spread across the nation. It is just not possible. You, Mr President, might say that it is not just to punish the majority for the sins of the extreme minority. I would say to you, Mr President, that it is always the case in this life that the majority has to pay for the sins of the minority. This is the nature of life, as unfair as it may be.

Because of the way you have tried to wage this war, because you have tried to wage this war on the defensive, Islam in the West has actually gained in strength since the attack on 9/11. Now the average person in the street doesn’t know what to believe. Their leaders are stating that Islam is really a “religion of peace” which has been “distorted” by the likes of the members of Al-Qaeda which, of course, is balderdash; and yet the news, despite the concealing distemper painted on it by the MSM, shows them that Islam is belligerent and malign, and that it is growing apace here in the West. Naturally, this disturbs many, many people.

All this has come about because you, Mr President, and your incompetent administration, have refused to look truth in the face. This is no way to wage a war, Mr President. This is no way to win this war, Mr President. This is no way to victory, Mr President! You are engaged in mendacity, prevarication, and sophistry. Historians will not be kind to you for enabling the enemy to take away our freedom and democracy. Shame on you!

©Mark Alexander*

*All rights reserved

From Switzerland - "US Deepened Islam-West Mistrust"- Tariq Ramadan

Tuesday 12 September 2006 4:57:08 pm
by & News Agencies

BERN — The US administration has proved untrustworthy following the September 11 attacks and its response to the terror act has deepened a gap of mistrust between the Muslim world and the West, a prominent Swiss Muslim scholar said Tuesday, September 12.

EK: As usual... it`s not their fault that they only know the language of the sword

"I think the great majority of Muslim people around the world expressed their condemnation of what happened. The feeling is that it was not Islamic and was against our values," Tariq Ramadan told swissinfo in an interview.

EK: I don`t recall hearing the "great majority of Muslim people" condemning that crime. All I heard was them blaming it on the Jews.

"But there is a very deep lack of trust because of what happened afterwards at a global level," said Ramadan, who is currently working as a senior research fellow at St Anthony's College, Oxford University, and at the Lokahi Foundation in London.
Ramadan, who published more than 200 books on Islam, added that overall perception of the consequences of 9/11 is quite negative with Muslims in the United States and the West feeling under siege.

EK: " Muslims feeling under siege" in the USA and Europa... are they not free to RETURN to where they come from or where they feel welcome?

"Over the past five years there have been many people saying we need more mutual understanding, but since September 11 events around the world have conspired against this," he said.

EK: "Mutual understanding" to them means: us bending to Islamic rules.

"There is still this perception in the West that Islam is a potential threat, not only the extremists and radicals but Muslims in general," lamented Ramadan, who was appointed to a British government task force set up to combat radicalization and extremism in the wake of the London bombings.

EK: yes, I feel threatened by their constant terror attacks, their violence and their unwillingness to separate religion and politics.

He said anti-terror laws in the West and the US global war on terror with news about rendition flights and torture of terror suspects have added insult to injury.
The US Senate Office Of Research has said that the Arab Americans and the Muslim community have taken the brunt of the Patriot Act and other federal powers applied in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
Amnesty International also repeatedly said that racial profiling by US law enforcement agencies had grown dramatically in the wake of the terrorist attacks.

EK: AI has always been showing blindness when it came to oppression, torture, killings, rape etc. in Islamic countries. Therefore I can`t take for serious any statement made by Amnesty International.

Ramadan himself experienced racial profiling when he was denied a US visa to teach Islamic philosophy and ethics at Indiana's Notre Dame University's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

EK: I am sure every Islamic country is granting visas to whoever has expressed his/her feelings against Islam and invites all of us to teach Christian, Jewish, Hindu..etc. philosophy at any University..... not!

The US State Department revoked his visa in July 2004 on the recommendation of officials in the Department of Homeland Security.
A US federal judge criticized last April the Bush administration for being inconsistent in its handling the visa application of Ramadan.
Ramadan said the US administration has proved untrustworthy.
"The current US administration under [George W. Bush] is perceived as untrustworthy and merely acting in favor of specific interests."

EK: I am not GWB supporter at all... but I would always trust him more than any Muslim imam or politician....or most Muslims.

He continued: "Muslims hear the West talking about democracy and human rights, yet they see that intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan has not brought democracy and that people are not being treated in a dignified way."
Ramadan said Muslims and Arabs pinned high hopes on a unified Europe to counterweight the US hegemony, but woke up to a European Union following in the footsteps of Washington.
"Europe is seen as having the potential to be different but instead follows the lead set by the US," he said.

EK: If only the last statement was true, then I would feel happier to be European.

"After [their opposition to] the war in Iraq, there had been hope that European governments might show another face. But the war in Lebanon showed that little can be expected from Europe and that it is not courageous enough to take a stand on the Arab side."
Europe's heavyweights were reluctant to call for an immediate ceasefire in the latest Israeli war on Lebanon, echoing a US stance.
Thirty-three days of massive Israeli air strikes and bombardment killed up 1, 200 people, nearly all civilians, and left the country's hard-won infrastructure in tatters.
"Muslim countries believe Israel was effectively given the green light to kill civilians in Lebanon for more than five weeks," said Ramadan.

EK: I remember the over 3000 Katjusha rockets fired at Israeli civilians... and I remember the kidnapping of the 3 Israeli soldiers, I remember the constant suicide attacks coming from Gaza etc.... who gave them green light???

I DON`T remember Israel targeting civilians.

Ramadan, who was named by Time magazine as one of 100 innovators of the 21st Century for his work on creating an independent European Islam, said the West has to be "consistence" should it want to turn a new leaf with the Muslim world.

EK: Time magazine has "honored" many unworthy people before...

"You cannot say on the one hand that you are promoting democracy when on the other you are dealing with dictatorships," in the Middle East, he said.

EK: The only dictatorships we really have to "deal" with...are the ones of Islamic countries.

"Also this continuous discourse on the impossibility of integration is pushing Muslims to the margins of society. In Europe and the United States we still present Islam as something that is alien, as if we don't have shared values and cannot live together," he noted.

EK: Excuse me please, Mr. Ramadan, but I can`t find any "value" that I wish to share with you as long as you keep giving me proof that your "values" are based on violence.


Wednesday, September 27, 2006

A Christian emails our Apostate

We recently received an email here at PI from a Christian in the USA who had some questions after reading Avenging Apostate’s testimony. We are posting his email followed by Apostate’s reply to his questions.

Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 14:23:42 -0400
Subject: Welcome to the Family.

Dear PI,

I read your testimony on your Blog with interest and will pray for you.I will appreciate your answering a few questions:

Do you KNOW for sure you will go to Heaven some day? If "Yes," how do you know for sure?
You mentioned Baptism -- do you think Baptism is necessary for salvation.
Do believe there is any way you can lose eternal life promised by Christ?
Why did you not mention believing in Jesus Christ in your testimony?
What do you think is necessary for a person to do in order to become a Christian?

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you in your spiritual journey as a Christian. God bless you.

And here’s Apostate’s reply to his questions.

Thank you for your e-mail and your prayers. I am sorry for the late reply; my college reopened after summer vacations, so I was busy with my studies. You asked some questions, I will try my best to answer these questions but forgive my inability to quote scripture in detail as I live with my Muslim family and having a bible in my home isn't allowed.

You asked,

Do you KNOW for sure you will go to Heaven some day? If "Yes," how do you know for sure?

Yes, I know for sure that I will go to heaven because I believe in Christ and whatever he taught. John 3.16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

You asked,

You mentioned Baptism -- do you think Baptism is necessary for salvation.

Although symbolically very important—I don't think it's necessary for salvation. In the Gospel according to Luke when one of the thieves rebukes the other one for mocking Christ and then asks Christ to remember him in the Kingdom to come—Christ doesn't tell him to get baptized but that he will be with him in paradise.

You asked,

Do believe there is any way you can lose eternal life promised by Christ?

The only passage from the scripture that I can recall that addresses this issue is in 1 Corinthians—Paul says something to the effect of 'You're saved by this gospel if you hold firmly to the words I have preached—if you don't, you have believed in vain.' And while talking about the end times Jesus says that there will be many who'll turn away from faith.

You asked,

Why did you not mention believing in Jesus Christ in your testimony?

Because the purpose of my testimony is not to preach how I converted to Christianity but why and how I left Islam. Our blog doesn't just have the Christian audience but also the Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Scientologist, Deist, Atheist, Agnostic, Zoroastrian, etc. I am sure you noticed that almost all of my testimony talks about why I left Islam. I did talk about the Gospel in general, though. My purpose for blogging is that people be aware of the dangers of Islam (same is true for other PI members). Thomas Jefferson, a great leader, said, "But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." Adding to that quote, I say that I am only concerned if my neighbor is a Muslim. It is Islam I am fighting against right now, and we are all in it together.

You asked,

What do you think is necessary for a person to do in order to become a Christian?

Believe that we're sinful and that Christ died for our sins and was raised from the dead the third day. That Christ sacrificed his life on our behalf. That we are unable to wash ourselves from our sins without Christ. Christ is the mediator between us and the Father and as Christ said, 'I am the way, the truth, and the light. No one comes to the Father except through me.' And submit ourselves to His service.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Psychology Behind Islamic Suicide Bombings

On July 15, 2005, MSNBC's "Connected" program discussed the July 7th London attacks. One of the guests was Pierre Rehov, a French documentary filmmaker who has filmed six documentaries on the intifada by going undercover in the Palestinian areas. Pierre's upcoming film, "Suicide Killers," is based on interviews that he conducted with the families of suicide bombers and would-be bombers in an attempt to find out why they do it. Pierre agreed to a request for a Q&A interview here about his work on the new film. (Any emphasis below is purely my own--Editor)

Q - What inspired you to produce "Suicide Killers," your seventh film?

A - I started working with victims of suicide attacks to make a film on PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) when I became fascinated with the personalities of those who had committed those crimes, as they were described again and again by their victims. Especially the fact that suicide bombers are all smiling one second before they blow themselves up.

Q - Why is this film especially important?

A - People don't understand the devastating culture behind this unbelievable phenomenon. My film is not politically correct because it addresses the real problem, showing the real face of Islam. It points the finger against a culture of hatred in which the uneducated are brainwashed to a level where their only solution in life becomes to kill themselves and kill others in the name of a God whose word, as transmitted by other men, has become their only certitude.

Q - What insights did you gain from making this film? What do you know that other experts do not know?

A - I came to the conclusion that we are facing a neurosis at the level of an entire civilization. Most neuroses have in common a dramatic event, generally linked to an unacceptable sexual behavior. In this case, we are talking of kids living all their lives in pure frustration, with no opportunity to experience sex, love, tenderness or even understanding from the opposite sex. The separation between men and women in Islam is absolute. So is contempt toward women, who are totally dominated by men. This leads to a situation of pure anxiety, in which normal behavior is not possible. It is no coincidence that suicide killers are mostly young men dominated subconsciously by an overwhelming libido that they not only cannot satisfy but are afraid of, as if it is the work of the devil. Since Islam describes heaven as a place where everything on Earth will finally be allowed, and promises 72 virgins to those frustrated kids, killing others and killing themselves to reach this redemption becomes their only solution.

Q - What was it like to interview would-be suicide bombers, their families and survivors of suicide bombings?

A - It was a fascinating and a terrifying experience. You are dealing with seemingly normal people with very nice manners who have their own logic, which to a certain extent can make sense since they are so convinced that what they say is true. It is like dealing with pure craziness, like interviewing people in an asylum, since what they say, is for them, the absolute truth. I hear a mother saying "Thank God, my son is dead." Her son had became a shaheed, a martyr, which for her was a greater source of pride than if he had became an engineer, a doctor or a winner of the Nobel Prize. This system of values works completely backwards since their interpretation of Islam worships death much more than life. You are facing people whose only dream, only achievement goal is to fulfill what they believe to be their destiny, namely to be a Shaheed or the family of a shaheed. They (Muslims) don't see the innocent being killed, they only see the impure that they have to destroy.

Q - You say suicide bombers experience a moment of absolute power, beyond punishment. Is death the ultimate power?

A - Not death as an end, but death as a door opener to the after life. They are seeking the reward that God has promised them. They work for God, the ultimate authority, above all human laws. They therefore experience this single delusional second of absolute power, where nothing bad can ever happen to them, since they become God's sword.

Q - Is there a suicide bomber personality profile? Describe the psychopathology.

A - Generally kids between 15 and 25 bearing a lot of complexes, generally inferiority complexes. They must have been fed with religion. They usually have a lack of developed personality. Usually they are impressionable idealists. In the western world they would easily have become drug addicts, but not criminals. Interestingly, they are not criminals since they don't see good and evil the same way that we do. If they had been raised in an Occidental culture, they would have hated violence. But they constantly battle against their own death anxiety. The only solution to this deep-seated pathology is to be willing to die and be rewarded in the afterlife in Paradise.

Q - Are suicide bombers principally motivated by religious conviction?

A - Yes, it is their only conviction. They don't act to gain a territory or to find freedom or even dignity. They only follow Allah, the supreme judge, and what He tells them to do.

Q - Do all Muslims interpret jihad and martyrdom in the same way?

A - All Muslim believers believe that, ultimately, Islam will prevail on earth. They believe this is the only true religion and there is no room, in their mind, for interpretation. The main difference between moderate Muslims and extremists is that moderate Muslims don't think they will see the absolute victory of Islam during their lifetime, therefore they respect other beliefs. The extremists believe that the fulfillment of the Prophecy of Islam and ruling the entire world as described in the Koran, is for today. Each victory of Bin Laden convinces 20 million moderate Muslims to become extremists.

Q - Describe the culture that manufactures suicide bombers.

A - Oppression, lack of freedom, brain washing, organized poverty, placing God in charge of daily life, total separation between men and women, forbidding sex, giving women no power whatsoever, and placing men in charge of family honor, which is mainly connected to their women's behavior.

Q - What socio-economic forces support the perpetuation of suicide bombings?

A - Muslim charity is usually a cover for supporting terrorist organizations. But one has also to look at countries like Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Iran, which are also supporting the same organizations through different networks. The ironic thing in the case of Palestinian suicide bombers is that most of the money comes through financial support from the Occidental world, donated to a culture that utterly hates and rejects the West (mainly symbolized by Israel).

Q - Is there a financial support network for the families of the suicide bombers? If so, who is paying them and how does that affect the decision?

A - There used to be a financial incentive in the days of Saddam Hussein ($25,000 per family) and Yasser Arafat (smaller amounts), but these days are gone. It is a mistake to believe that these families would sacrifice their children for money. Although, the children themselves who are very attached to their families, might find in this financial support another reason to become suicide bombers. It is like buying a life insurance policy and then committing suicide.

Q - Why are so many suicide bombers young men?

A - As discussed above, libido is paramount. Also ego, because this is a sure way to become a hero. The shaheeds are the cowboys or the firemen of Islam. Shaheed is a positively reinforced value in this culture. And what kid has never dreamed of becoming a cowboy or a fireman?

Q - What role does the U.N. play in the terrorist equation?

A - The U.N. is in the hands of Arab countries and third world or ex-communist countries. Their hands are tied. The U.N. has condemned Israel more than any other country in the world, including the regime of Castro, Idi Amin or Kaddahfi. By behaving this way, the U.N. leaves a door open by not openly condemning terrorist organizations. In addition, through UNRWA, the U.N. is directly tied to terror organizations such as Hamas, representing 65 percent of their apparatus in the so-called Palestinian refugee camps. As a support to Arab countries, the U.N. has maintained Palestinians in camps with the hope to "return" into Israel for more than 50 years, therefore making it impossible to settle those populations, which still live in deplorable conditions. Four hundred million dollars are spent every year, mainly financed by U.S. taxes, to support 23,000 employees of UNRWA, many of whom belong to terrorist organizations (see Congressman Eric Cantor on this subject, and in my film "Hostages of Hatred").

Q - You say that a suicide bomber is a 'stupid bomb and a smart bomb' simultaneously. Explain what you mean.

A - Unlike an electronic device, a suicide killer has until the last second the capacity to change his mind. In reality, he is nothing but a platform representing interests which are not his, but he doesn't know it.

Q - How can we put an end to the madness of suicide bombings and terrorism in general?

A - Stop being politically correct and stop believing that this culture is a victim of ours. Radical Islamism today is nothing but a new form of Naziism. Nobody was trying to justify or excuse Hitler in the 1930s. We had to defeat him in order to make peace one day with the German people.

Q - Are these men traveling outside their native areas in large numbers? Based on your research, would you predict that we are beginning to see a new wave of suicide bombings outside the Middle East?

A - Every successful terror attack is considered a victory by the radical Islamists. Everywhere Islam expands there is regional conflict. Right now, there are thousands of candidates for martyrdom lining up in training camps in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Inside Europe, hundreds of illegal mosques are preparing the next step of brain washing to lost young men who cannot find a satisfying identity in the Occidental world. Israel is much more prepared for this than the rest of the world will ever be. Yes, there will be more suicide killings in Europe and the U.S. Sadly, this is only the beginning.

Parts is parts

Monday, September 25, 2006

I salute thee…

To the country that has played a big part in keeping my hopes alive, the country known to many around me as “The Great Satan”—United States of America, I salute thee!

When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains, and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect. Adlai Stevenson

If you take advantage of everything America has to offer, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish. Geraldine Ferraro

Of all the supervised conditions for life offered man, those under U S A's constitution have proved the best. Wherefore, be sure when you start modifying, corrupting or abrogating it. Martin H. Fischer

We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls. Robert J. McCracken

Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea. John Gunther

If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace. Hamilton Fish

Only Americans can hurt America. Dwight D. Eisenhower

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln

The leftists should think about the above two quotes.

I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Francis Bellamy, The Youth's Companion, 8 September 1892

Sunday, September 24, 2006

PM Singh - No Link Between Terrorism and Islam

Not another clueless dhimmi? Looks that way. What is interesting is this passage about 'Muslim alienation.':

They have registered lower educational levels and, as a consequence, higher unemployment rates than the majority Hindus and other minorities like Christians and Sikhs.

Now the Christians and the Sikhs are 'other minorities', so this implies Christians and Sikhs, who are also 'discriminated against.' have higher educational levels resulting in lower unemployment rates. Now why would that be? Many Muslims of India are of similar ancestral heritage, there is no 'race' distinction. So Islam, as a shaper of the Muslim, impedes educational levels.

Anyway, PM Singh babbles on in that oh so familiar dhimmi way.

NAINITAL, India — Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urged regional leaders on Saturday, September 23, to recruit more Muslims into police and intelligence agencies to counter the growing insecurity and alienation among the Muslim minority.

Addressing a conference of heads of 14 states ruled by his Congress party, the premier said there was an underlying sense of insecurity among Muslims due to what he called erroneous links made by the West between terrorist attacks and Islam, leading to the entire community being tarnished, Reuters reported.

"Perhaps there is now a strong case for augmenting the number of personnel from minority communities in police forces and in the intelligence apparatus," Singh told the meeting, referring to Muslims.

"We can at least try and redeploy capable officers belonging to the minority communities to sensitive areas in large numbers."

India is home to an estimated Muslim population of 140 million, the world's largest Muslim population after Indonesia and Pakistan.

Hindus account for more than 80 percent of the country's 1.1 billion population while Muslims make up about 13 percent.

Although India's secular constitution promises equal rights and opportunities to all communities, Muslims have suffered decades of social and economic neglect and oppression.

Indian Muslims are also grossly under-represented in public sector jobs and in the army, police and other security agencies.

They have registered lower educational levels and, as a consequence, higher unemployment rates than the majority Hindus and other minorities like Christians and Sikhs.

They account for less than seven percent of public service employees, only five percent of railways workers and around four percent of banking employees.

Erroneous Association

Singh said Indian Muslims were increasingly feeling insecure due to the West's erroneous association between Islam and terrorism.

Crackdowns by Indian security agencies on Muslims while investigating attacks in Mumbai train bombings have fueled the feeling of insecurity among the Indian Muslims, he added.

"I think it reflects a great weakness of the law-enforcing mechanism when it lines up the entire population of a locality for questioning," Singh said.

At least 186 people were killed in a series of bombs on commuter trains in Mumbai on July 11.

The attacks, blamed but not claimed by Muslim groups, prompted police raids on Muslims in the city and the detention of hundreds, fuelling the sense of alienation and persecution among the sizable minority.

Singh warned that the sense of insecurity among Indian Muslims could have "terrible consequences for the country's polity", calling for pro-active efforts to erase it.

The Indian premier has underlined the urgent need to counter the sense of alienation among the Muslim minority and championed a pro-active policy to ensure that the whole minority would not pay for the actions of a few extremists.

Indian Muslims have complained of increased harassment since the Mumbai attacks.

At least 37 Indian Muslims were killed and nearly 300 injured after three bombs exploded outside a mosque on September 9.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Our Enemy Gathers . . . .

Check out this lovefest for Nasrallah. Our enemy gathers, they can taste the victory and the infidels will be humiliated and destroyed. Why are we letting Muslims into our country? Why?

Vast Lebanon Throng Hails Hezbollah Chief, Who Calls the Militia Stronger

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 22 — Hundreds of thousands of people stood Friday and chanted “God, God, protect Nasrallah.” It was the moment they had waited for: Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, in person, declaring that his militia was stronger than ever and that no army in the world could force it to disarm.

Lynsey Addario for The New York Times
At the rally, the leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, declared that the militia had emerged stronger from its recent war with Israel. "Not a single army in the world will be able to dismantle our resistance," he said, and asserted that Hezbollah still had 20,000 missiles in its arsenal. It was Sheik Nasrallah's first public appearance since the war with Isarel started in July. More Photos »
This was Sheik Nasrallah’s first public appearance since the war with Israel started in July, and it was steeped in defiance: at Israel, the United States, Arab heads of state and those political forces in Lebanon aiming to clip Hezbollah’s political and military power. . . .

Friday, September 22, 2006

Shana Tova

To our Jewish readers, PI happily wishes you all a Happy New Year. Sundown tonight marks the beginning of the year 5767 as marked on the Jewish Calendar.

May the New Year bring many blessings for Israel and for Jews everywhere.

Back to School

My college classes started for me again today, after four months of vacation. I was excited to see my friends after such a long time. I thought we’d get together and talk about what we did during those four months; that we will share things like normal friends. I happily met with them all again, shook hands and then we headed for the food court, our normal hangout.

We sat there and started talking. Everyone started eagerly talking about what they did on vacation, how they felt about their grades, how they planned this party, how they had fun at that party, all the exciting places they went to, or the girls they met along the way. They were talking about things anyone would expect someone in their early 20s to talk about—it was plainly obvious that they were living “normal” lives.

When it was my turn to tell them about my life during vacation, I looked at them and said nothing. I was thinking ‘what should I tell them?’ While they were back in their homeland (most of them are from India) having the best time of their lives, I was in my family home in Dubai, just a few kilometers away, worrying about how Muslims might further oppress, injure or slaughter non-Muslims. Should I tell them that? Or should I tell them that my mom said it’s important that people like me, i.e. apostates from Islam, be killed? Or should I tell them about the many sleepless nights I had thinking about my situation, the times I felt alone—because I was feeling like a stranger among my own family, in my own home. Should I tell them that I, not once, went out to party or on a long drive just for the heck of it? Should I?

A friend of mine interrupted me while I was thinking through all this and asked, “Why are you so serious today? Is everything alright?” I wanted to scream out loud, ‘No! Everything is upside down! I have been a Christian for about three years now, long before I met any of you guys—to hell with Islam and to hell with my former life’.

But I merely ended up saying, “I have a headache, I don’t want to talk.” Leaving them all, I abruptly got up and went off by myself, not to party or enjoy anything, but to a secluded place so I could think about my plight all over again!

Being a secret apostate in the land of Islamia is such a crushing burden, one I would not wish on anyone. It affects absolutely everything in my life, even supposedly happy things like reunions with school chums. And a life lived in constant terror of being discovered, or having to conceal my every thought from everyone around me, isn’t much of a life at all, is it?

Thursday, September 21, 2006

(Even more) Big lies at the UN

Malaysian quiet jihadist Abdullah rolls out the Official Party Line at the Ummah Nations (UN) at Turtle Bay.

Be warned, you are now entering the Cognitive Dissonance Zone:

Calling for more honest dialogues, he said: “Any dialogue would certainly fail if it is already predetermined that certain states are ‘rogues’ or that certain countries are necessarily ‘evil’.”

He explained that Islam was not the source of intolerance between peoples of different faiths.

The “perverse words and evil deeds” of extremists from the fringes of Muslim societies must not be confused as a reflection of Islamic culture, he stressed.

“The demonisation of Islam must be stopped and Islamophobia must be removed,” he said.

The suppression of Palestine, the invasion of Afghanistan and the destruction of Lebanon, among others, were carried out in the name of the war against terrorism, he said, but the Muslim world would view these actions as a complicity to humiliate Muslim countries.

“The fact is that the sense of humiliation felt by the Muslim world is the root cause for the loss of trust between the Muslim world and the Judeo-Christian civilisation.”

OK, let's recap.

'You kuffirs have got to stop keeping us Muslims down', check.

'We're misunderstood and it's all your fault', check.

'Islam is tolerant, don't check the Koran on that, just trust me', check.

'Judge us by my words, not by our actions or deeds', check.

"A big lie, told often enough, is more believable than a small one." -A. Hitler

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Mum’s the word

Years ago, I was in my Islamic Studies class in Pakistan, a compulsory subject in all schools in that nation. One day, the teacher was telling us about the reward for doing good and the punishment for doing bad. After teaching us how being good could benefit Muslims, he told us a very interesting thing—namely, he said that while Muslims are rewarded beautifully when they do good, it is counted as sin for non Muslims even if they’re doing good, because they’re not Muslims, and hence, their good works don’t count.

I don’t know how true the claim of their good works being counted as sin is, but what I do know is that Islam teaches that no matter how good the non Muslims are, they’re going to hell anyway.

At the time my teacher said that, I was in a process of (secretly of course) studying Christianity—I had just started it, actually. So, I disagreed with the teacher—not out loud, I didn’t dare do that. I think, though, that was when I learned how to disagree and not express my feelings. So, I chose to be quiet, and I didn’t say how I felt. If the teacher had asked me, ‘What do you think?’ all I would have said was, ‘yes sir!’ and nothing more.

I continue that to this day. I don’t have the option of openly disagreeing with Islam, and I will never feel right about it. It’s hard to continue living this way, but when you have the option between keeping quiet, and getting killed for openly disagreeing, one learns quickly to forget about principles.

To me ‘Mum’s the word’ makes all the more sense since that day. I am not proud of what I do, but I never forget why I must do it. And if non Muslims don’t fight for their God-given right to openly disagree with the “Religion of Peace”, someday we will all be feared or cowed into silence.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The quiet jihadist and the dhimmi-in-chief

Malaysia's PM met Dubya today in New York for some quiet one-on-one time. The topic? Ahem, among other things, it was "the importance of respect between religions." Yeah, no kidding.

Hey Dubya, try coming here to Malaysia and building one of your evangelical churches that you're so fond of. To wit, it took one local Malaysian Christian group a lawsuit and 28 years to build their church, which ended up being put in an industrial park, of all places. That's not an unusual case. You can try to get official government permission for years and you might literally die waiting. Any chance your supposed 'friend' Abdullah there told you that little fact?

Doubt it.

When are we going to give up the fable, myth and mirage of Islam being respecting of anything other than itself? When are we going to stop worrying about keeping our so-called "Muslim Allies" happy?

Islam won't, I repeat, won't be truly happy until every human on this planet is a Muslim, a dhimmi or just dead.

Too bad Dubya the Dhimmi is seemingly incapable of learning (let alone acting on) this simple fact.

Monday, September 18, 2006

And The Dhimmitude Devolvement Begins . . .

When does a Western nation reach another milestone in its devolvement into dhimmitude and slavery to Islam? Well, I do believe when the Churches of a Western country go on high alert for arson and murderous bomb attacks, a milestone has been reached. Yes, and each milestone reminds me of one of my favorite 'sayings' - when you are in a hole, quit digging.

Well the West continues to dig furiously in the broadest of ways. First, a Western country insists there is no valid history of Islam as a murderous aggressor. We were just as bad. Right? Second, 'lieing eyes syndrome' is pervasive. Third, they keep letting them in. The US just allowed 100,000 Muslim immigrants in this past year alone. Who knows how many come on visitor and student visas and never leave. Fourth, by refusing to recognize dhimmitude, they choose to not blame Islam for the protection the non-Muslims and their non-Muslim institutions, like a church. After all before the Muslims came, we were just as bad. Remember in the 50's and 60's when Christians were blowing up all non-Christian houses of worship.

Dig, dig, dig. Sing a song.

Dig, dig, dig.
Refuse to see,
our lives in jeopardy.

Police patrols at churches stepped up in Pope row
By John Steele and Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent

(Filed: 19/09/2006)

Police patrols have been increased around hundreds of churches and mosques because of fears that the Pope's comments about Islam could provoke violence.

Clergy in the London area have been visited by officers or have been asked to contact their local stations urgently to discuss security. They have been given numbers to call if their churches are attacked.

A Palestinian boy looks at the damage following an attack on the Roman Catholic church in Tulkarm
In what Scotland Yard described as a "reassurance" exercise, it decided at the weekend to act quickly to increase security around churches and mosques. ......

How Switzerland is dealing with Muslims

I am a Swiss citizen and as you know, rather concerned about what Islam means to our world, way of life and.... freedom.

Below you will find an extract of a paper given by the Swiss Federal Comission against Racism. If you are in interested in reading the whole paper then please go to: (Summary: The majority and the Muslim minority in Switzerland) you might find it just as "hilarious" as I do.

Switzerland does have a population of 7 Million people and as you will see below there are
340 000 Muslims.
We are so very good citizens, we want to make them feel as comfortable as possible. Let them take advantage of all we have to offer (freedeom, wealth, clean streets, health-system, education etc.) And of course we also want to let them practise their way of life, the way they are used to, and whenever possible we are asked to change our own lifestyle in order to please them.

After having finished reading this post please go and read Avenging Apostates article about his life in UAE and what he is going to face when he will tell his family, friends, fellow-students, society, authorities about him having left the peaceful religion of Islam.


1.2. Facts on the Muslim population of Switzerland are important – but they can easily be used in a manipulative way. The estimated figure for Muslims living in Switzerland today is 340,000 (310,807 according to the 2000 census). This represents a massive increase on the 1970 figure of 16,353. The Muslims living in Switzerland come from around 105 different countries and belong to a variety of Muslim faith communities. The differences between nationalities are sometimes more marked than the religion that they share to a greater or lesser degree. The biggest group is made up of Sunni Muslims, while other groups include Shi'ites, Alawites, etc. The majority originates from former Yugoslavia and Albania, followed by Turkey and Arab and North African countries. Just under 12% of Muslims are now Swiss citizens. According to the EKA study, only 10-15% of those belonging to the Muslim faith are practising believers. For the great majority of Muslims, the younger generations in particular, religion today is more of a tradition from the parental home and less of a practice that forms part of their daily lives. Swiss Muslims are organized into around 300 organizations, most of which are private clubs and associations. The following organizations are active at national level: Ligue des Musulmans de Suisse (LMS), Fondation culturelle islamique, Muslims of Switzerland (MMS) the Coordinating Body of Islamic Organizations (KIOS) and, since the spring of 2006, the Federation of Islamic Umbrella Organizations in Switzerland (FIDS).

4. The FCR's (Swiss Federal Commission against Racism)

To counter the discrimination found and the maligning of Muslims, the FCR is making recommendations to civil society in general but in particular to decision-makers, politicians and leaders of political parties, media professionals, education authorities and schools. The FCR points to its Five-Point Programme "Towards a common policy against racism", as presented on the occasion of its tenth anniversary, referring to the UN World Conference against Racism held in Durban in 2001:

1. The combating of racism and discrimination is an ongoing task of society as a whole.
2. The legal instruments to protect victims must be strengthened;
3. More easily accessible sources of help, such as ombudsmen and advisory and dispute settlement bodies are required to protect those affected;
4. Racism and xenophobia in politics and stereotyping in the media must be combated.
5. The combating of racism and discrimination must be part of a comprehensive human rights policy pursued by the Swiss Confederation, cantons and communes.

These five points must also be implemented in relation to the Muslim minority living in Switzerland. To achieve this we have to recognize the extent to which all that is spoken and
written about people of the Muslim faith in our country is laced with stereotypes and prejudices and how this actually results in discrimination and racist lapses.
Recognizing the pluralist and multi-faith reality of our country; believing that mutual respect and tolerance of all people makes a shared future possible and simplifies coexistence;

considering that social exclusion is contrary to the concept of a democratic state, the FCR makes the following recommendations:

to the members of the civil society:

1. Prejudices should be gradually eliminated through respectful encounters and through contact at school, at work, during leisure time and among neighbours. A range of suitable programmes is available from a variety of providers.
2. It is not what divides us, as so often stressed in the public debate, but what we have in common and mutual understanding that should be at the forefront of all contact.
3. Joint participation in existing social and political entities will create mutual trust.

to the federal authorities:

4. Freedom of belief and the ban on discrimination as laid down in the Swiss constitution should be respected and the anti-discrimination provisions of all UN human rights conventions and the Council of Europe should be observed.
5. Any acts of discrimination and exclusion mechanisms that affect Muslims must be countered more actively by the authorities and politicians. The areas in which religious affiliation should be irrelevant also include accommodation and the workplace.
6. The war against terrorism should not result in the erosion of human and basic rights and the equation of Muslims with terrorists.
7. Based on the concept of equal treatment of all faiths and their institutions in Switzerland, suitable legal principles should be adopted to ensure recognition in law of Muslim faith communities in the cantons.
8. The term "national religious minority" in accordance with the International Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities should be applied to the Muslim community.

9. Practising Muslims should be guaranteed a supply of ritually slaughtered meat (Halal meat).
to the cantonal and communal executives:

10. Building and zoning regulations should be interpreted more flexibly to allow the construction of religious centres and cultural buildings. The authorities should not give in to populist pressure to deny Muslims equal treatment.
11. Cantonal and, where appropriate, communal burial regulations should be amended so that funerals according to Muslim rites can be held in public cemeteries. This opening of cemeteries to other religious minorities should be debated.

to employers and trade unions:

12. Models and ethical guidelines should be used in businesses to foster a climate of equal respect for all employees irrespective of their religious affiliation.
13. These guidelines should be incorporated into collective employment agreements.
14. Businesses should guarantee that employees are free to practise their religion and suitable measures should be taken to make this possible.
15. Religious affiliation should not be considered a negative criterion when employing staff.
16. Internal contact points should be created where instances of victimization, exclusion and discrimination can be reported.

to those responsible for education:

17. Chairs of Islamic religious studies should be established at public universities.
18. Teaching in schools should reflect the religious diversity of today's classes. This can affect the organization of the school, teaching and curriculums as well as teaching aids and the design of subjects (e.g. the new subject known as "Religion and Culture" introduced in the Canton of Zurich).
19. Infrastructure should be provided on school premises to allow the discrimination-free support of religious guidance.
20. All religions should be treated equally in the granting of exemptions and the implementation of holiday arrangements.
to the media:
21. In accordance with the Declaration of the Duties and Rights of a Journalist, care should be taken that Muslims are not stereotyped in text, headlines or pictures.
22. Members of minorities living in Switzerland should not be blamed for events in other parts of the world. Statements that reflect a generalized suspicion must be avoided.
23. Discuss matters with people of the Muslim faith and do not talk/write about minorities but with them.

I am shaking my head in disbelief!!!

Life Imitating Art - "The Camp of the Saints' Strikes Again

Asian migrants arrive at Tenerife

[Asian is code for Muslims, and the North African Muslims are invading in droves. Now the mostly Muslim refugees will demand under some 'universal human right' that they must be allowed to stay and live off the West.

Some of the Asians needed medical treatment Almost 200 migrants believed to be from Pakistan and Sri Lanka have reached Spain's Canary Islands by boat.
They were found to be tightly packed in the hold of the large steel vessel. {In Camp of the Saints, they were tightly packed from the bottom to the top, and in the many thousands on several ships. I think it was more than 50 thousand.}

Eighteen of them were allowed off the boat for medical reasons. Some said they had been without food or drink for five days. [Ditto. In Camp of the Saints, these packed huge ships anchored off the French coast were dumping hundreds of dead rotting bodies into the bay. It was so bad, the guv'mint had to have workers fulltime collecting the floating carcasses washing ashore. And the leftists...well, you can just imagine.}

Spain plans to repatriate the migrants, who are the first Asians among more than 24,000 migrants to arrive on the Canary Islands from Africa this year. [Canary Islands has a population of less than 2 million. The US has 300 million, and the equivalent refugees showing up by boat would be about 3 MILLION! Can you imagine! And while Europe burns, the EU elite fiddle.]

The boat was boarded by Spanish police on Thursday when it anchored 3km (two miles) south of Tenerife island.

There was no one on the bridge and the people who had acted as crew were hiding among the rest of the passengers [The same thing happened in Camp of the Saints.]

The steel-hulled vessel, described by an official as "half-fishing boat, half freighter", was escorted into the port of Santa Cruz on Friday.



The Asians were tightly packed into the hold of the boat. A regional official, Jose Segura, said the conditions aboard were "indescribable". [It just goes on and on.]

It is not clear where the migrants had started their sea journey and what their final destination was. The crew had mixed with the migrants on board. The boat was not flying a flag when the naval patrol went on board. [Yep.]

"There was no one on the bridge and the people who had acted as crew were hiding among the rest of the passengers," Mr Segura said.

Spain's El Pais newspaper says Pakistanis had flown to Dakar, the capital of Senegal, and were paying $500 (£266) each to Senegalese traffickers in the hope of continuing their journey by sea to Greece.

The Asians arrived as Spain resumed repatriation of Senegalese illegal migrants from the Canary Islands. The island authorities say the influx of Africans is a humanitarian crisis.

A special ministerial committee was set up to deal with the arrival of the Asian migrants. Deputy Prime Minister Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega said the government was going to negotiate a fast repatriation of the new arrivals. [right, right, to where?]

Sunday, September 17, 2006

From the House of Family Jihad

I knew all along that the decision that I have made—converting to Christianity from Islam—would have undesirable consequences. I knew the path I chose wasn’t a walk in the park. But I guess I, somehow, managed to deny this truth for quite awhile. Somewhere in my mind, I thought I was living in a perfect world, that somehow (however illogical it might sound to those who know about my situation) it was all going to be alright.

Recently, I found out how wrong I really was. I had my fears realized and that realization for me has been earth-shaking and profound. The world has taken on different, frightening dimensions, and I don’t think it will ever be the same.

Sometime last month, my parents and I were sitting at our dinner table here in Dubai, discussing the war between Israel and Lebanon which had just recently been concluded in a ceasefire. My father, as usual, declared his opposition to the “Israeli barbarity” and that he knew that “Israel wants to wipe the Muslims off the face of the earth”. Discussions at my house are always like this and this was nothing new or different.

However, the conversation this time took a different path. That’s because, for the first time, I openly tried to defend Israel in my own home. I started by reminding my father that “it was Hezbollah that started that war by kidnapping IDF soldiers and raining rockets on innocent Israeli civilians”. But my father replied in a somewhat aggressive manner that “this” was “the Zionist propaganda” I was mindlessly “repeating”. In my father’s scheme of things, I had been following the “lies of the Zionists”, and he told me that I “should always side with the Muslims because Allah is with Muslims”.

I was quiet for a time, angry—I wanted to scream—but I didn’t. Calming myself down, I asked him, “If Muslims always do right, then why did the Mutawwas (the Saudi religious police) let several young girls burn to death just because they weren’t wearing a burqa? That counts as murder and murder is prohibited in Islam.” I thought that he would try to explain away that crime somehow. But all he did was look at me angrily, and retorted fiercely, “That’s impossible, that can never happen in Saudi Arabia, they’re real Muslims, you get your news from Zionist sources and you’re wrong!

Shocked by his response, I told him that even some Saudi newspapers reported that news—I asked whether they were written by Zionists too and his answer, again very simple, was, “Yes!” Without another word, he got up and left the house to go to work.

All this time, my mother was just listening to us talk. I turned to my mother and just said, “What I said there about girls in Mecca is true, it actually happened.” She said, “You should show your father the Saudi newspaper that said that.” But I asked, “Why won’t he believe me? I am his son!” She didn’t say anything to that even though she knew I was hurt.

Since I had opened the discussion about Muslims committing crimes and not being perfect, and dad wasn’t around anymore, I said to my mom, “Muslims do bad things all the time—recently, in Afghanistan, they wanted to murder a person (Abdul Rahman) just because he had converted to Christianity from Islam.” She asked me again what he’d done and I told her, “He was born a Muslim but then 16 years ago he converted to Christianity, and they wanted to kill him for that. But they couldn’t because of international pressure, so now he’s in Italy as a refugee.

Without thinking about it for even a second, she replied, “They should have killed him for that, he deserves to die. He committed a crime and that’s the punishment for it; anyone who leaves his religion should die.

Silence filled the room. I was shaking and looking at my mom while she appeared very peaceful and normal. She wasn’t even looking at me; she was not paying any attention to me at all. I was looking at her though, and thought not a word came from my lips. I wanted to ask her, “Should the Christians who convert to Islam be murdered too?” But I didn’t, because I already knew the answer to that question.

That day, for the first time, I heard from my mother’s mouth all that I had feared—my own family hated who I was, my own mother despised me. I knew that their love for me will cease on the day they come to know the truth about me. What my mother said felt like someone had just forced a dagger into my chest, and instead of dying, I was left with that pain forever.

I got up from my chair and went to my room, overwhelmed by an empty feeling that I am in this dreadful situation totally alone, abandoned to my fate. Almost everything that has happened in the past six years, everything that I have contemplated, came back to me flashing like a movie being played in the theater over and over. I was horrified, losing hope. My head was spinning and I almost lost control. “Why did my mom say what she said? If she knew the truth about me, would she still say the same? What if she does?” I was asking myself all these questions.

I was afraid, not so much because death seemed not so far away, but because I thought that now I would die “as a slave”—that now I will never get to see and experience the freedom I am fighting and hoping to have for so long. To me, it seemed like the end of the world.

Since that day, I have started spending most of the time in my room away from my whole family. I’ve been lucky my parents haven’t ‘yet’ brought this up again, but I don’t know how I will face it if they do. I fought against almost everything for six years, but that one sentence from my mom broke me. I feel weak and tired.

I don’t regret the decisions I have made, not at all. I don’t regret being in my family. What I do regret is that I am unable to show what I know to be true to my folks. I regret that I live in a world where, even though I know the truth, I can’t experience it freely. I can’t share it because I am afraid. I regret that I haven’t been able to overcome my fears, but then, if I had—I would be six feet under by now.

To be honest, I count myself a failure. While it is true that I have found the light, I have lost almost everything I had—my family, my youth and my hope of attaining freedom. All I have left now is my two best friends (who’ve always been there for me), but who are so far away that I can talk to them only through the internet. And there’s God who too, it sometimes feels, has turned His back on me. It hurts!

I don’t know how long I will be able to stand before I collapse but I am firm on one thing—I am never going back to Islam, no matter what the price.

That Hysterical N.A.M. Party!

What a ridiculous hate club. So the IOC and the NAM will become allies to destroy the USA? Is that the plan? I am disappointed that India's Prime Minister went to this hatefest of despots and dictators. And over there is Kofi holding court, the court jester, yucking it up with the Ali Baba's and that midget Ahmadjihadi and the next Security Council member Chavez. Please tell me why we even allow that parasitic tapeworm the U.N. to be on our shores. Or why we are letting thousands of Muslims to immigrate here to ensure our destruction. Of course condemning Israel is high on the agenda and trashing America. It is time to pull up the gates and understand the war for our lives and countries is upon us.

Nonaligned nations condemn Israel attack on Lebanon
Havana, Sept. 17 (AP): Representatives of 118 nations agreed Saturday to condemn Israel's attacks on Lebanon, support a peaceful resolution to the U.S.-Iran nuclear dispute and defend the right of Venezuela and other countries to determine their own forms of government.

The final declarations also include a broad condemnation of terrorism _ with exceptions for self-determination movements and battles against foreign occupiers. And while declaring democracy to be a universal value, they say that no one country or region should define it for the whole world.

The statements, many of which contain veiled criticisms of the U.S., were to be approved by unanimous consent after another round of speeches Saturday night by leaders of the Nonaligned Movement.

``No one in the Nonaligned Movement thinks that the United States is responsible for all the problems, but many think that it is for some,'' Cuba's Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque said, summing up days of speeches complaining about the dominant U.S. role in global affairs.

An ailing Fidel Castro was named president of the movement, but he stayed home in his pajamas on doctors' orders while Acting Cuban President Raul Castro presided over the meeting of two-thirds of the world's nations.

Raul joined numerous U.S. foes who said a bellicose America had made the world more dangerous.

``The United States spends one billion dollars a year in weapons and soldiers,'' he said. ``To think that a social and economic order that has proven unsustainable could be maintained by force is simply an absurd idea.'' [Juan, one? And whose economy is unsustainable? Ever notice how our enemy believes their own lies?]

Many demanded that the United Nations take action against U.S. veto power in the security council.

``The U.S. is turning the security council into a base for imposing its politics,'' Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad complained. ``Why should people live under the nuclear threat of the U.S.?'' [Stop Ahmad! My sides hurt.]

Some leaders tried to resolve disputes with their neighbors: Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh agreed Saturday to resume peace talks, and Bolivian President Evo Morales tried to reassure Brazilians angered by tough energy negotiations.

Others held onto hardline positions: North Korea defended its nuclear weapons program, Sudan's leader rejected a U.N. peacekeeping mission for Darfur and Ahmadinejad insisted on Iran's right to develop nuclear energy. The document supports Iran's position while encouraging Iran to continue cooperating with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

North Korea Parliament leader Kim Yong Nam claimed his communist nation ``would not need even a single nuclear weapon if there no longer existed a U.S. threat,'' and said U.S. financial sanctions have ``driven the situation into an unpredictable phase.''

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan agreed that the security council must be more responsive to less powerful countries. [ So, Kofi, weak, i.e., corrupt, incompetent countries should make all the decisions and the rich, competent countries should pay? Is that it?]

``The Security Council must reform _ for the sake of the developing world, and for the sake of the United Nations itself,'' Annan told the Nonaligned leaders. ``The perception of a narrow power-base risks leading to an erosion of the U.N.'s authority and legitimacy _ even, some would argue, its neutrality and independence. I have in the past described this as a democracy deficit.'' [Stop Kofi! You are a riot.]

The Nonaligned Movement was formed in 1961 to establish a neutral third path in a world divided by the United States and the Soviet Union. Cuba last hosted the group in Havana 27 years ago.

The world has changed dramatically since then, but Annan said its collective mission is more relevant than ever: promoting democracy, protecting human rights and developing civil societies.

Many leaders said their group will be stronger with Fidel Castro as the movement's president, but it's unclear whether the 80-year-old Castro will recover enough from intestinal surgery to guide the group for the next three years until Egypt takes over.

The ailing rebel icon met in his home with a handful of leaders including Annan and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. And while Raul provided the world with its first glimpse of how he operates as a statesman _ Chavez repeatedly asserted himself as the natural heir to Castro, who remains a hero to leftists around the world.

``To be radical is not to be insane, it's to go to our roots. Let's go to our roots, let's be truly radical,'' Chavez declared, concluding one speech with a favorite Castro rallying cry: ``Patria o Muerte!'' _ ``Fatherland or Death!'' [It is hysterical. I can't laugh anymore.]

Chavez also met with dozens of leaders on the summit's sidelines in advance of next week's U.N. General Assembly session in New York, where secret balloting next month will determine whether Venezuela or U.S.-backed Guatemala secures the next rotating security council seat for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Why there are no Muslims in space

The 9-11 week is always difficult for me--it is equal parts heartbreaking and enraging. The excellent docu-drama "The Flight that Fought Back" was showing here in Malaysia this week, although the words "ALLAHU AKBAR" were silenced out by the Malaysian government censors every time the terrorists yelled or screamed it out. Watching such reenactments (as well as seeing Malaysia's censorship of the Islamic inclinations of the 9-11 bad guys) makes me very angry.

So for a welcome change of pace, I bring to you the following (I believe fictional) anecdote (hat tip Planck's Constant):

The Iranian Ambassador to the UN had just finished giving a speech, and walked out into the lobby where he met President Bush.

They shook hands, and as they walked the Iranian said, "You know, I have just one question about what I have seen in America."

President Bush said, "Well, anything I can do to help you, I will."

The Iranian whispered "My son watches this show 'Star Trek' and in it there is Chekhov who is Russian, Scotty who is Scottish, and Sulu who is Japanese, but no Muslims. My son is very upset and doesn't understand why there aren't any Muslims on Star Trek."

President Bush laughed, leaned toward the Iranian ambassador, and whispered back, "It's because it takes place in the future."

On a related, more serious note about Muslims in space:

When you're in orbit, which way is Mecca?

Malaysia's National Space Agency is trying to determine how its astronaut candidates will practice Islam in space. Three of its four astronaut candidates are Muslim, and two will be selected for a future Russian space flight.

Once in their orbiting spacecraft, they will circle the Earth once every 90 minutes. Traditionally, Muslims pray five times per day, at times connected to the position of the Sun in the sky. This will make prayer observance a challenge if they accept a "day" as being just 90 minutes long.

The "Malaysian Space Program" is a joke. It's a source of major local pride, but it's really nothing more than an empty shell. The only thing Malaysian about it is the nationality of the people that happen to be hitching a ride on a Russian rocket. The Russians themselves provide all the necessities--the training facilities, expertise, hardware, and the ride to orbit and back. There's nothing Malaysian about it at all.

In reality, the so-called "Malaysian Space Programme" is just a program to transfer hard currency from Malaysian coffers to Russian ones. The Russians get their money, and the Malaysians have something to feel proud about, something that is essentially meaningless.

So, that frees up the presumed Malaysian astronauts to worry about the really important issues, like about how to be a pious Muslim in space. How to pray in space, how to obtain halal food, keeping the genders properly separate, and all the other pointless petty rules that is Islam. Practical engineering or science? Forget that, it's been outsourced to the infidels.

It's not rocket science to figure this out--if everybody was a Muslim, humanity would never have gotten off the ground to begin with, let alone to space.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Oriana Fallaci 1929-2006

The counter-jihad movement today has suffered a blow.

Oriana Fallaci, the anti-Islamic cassandra of Europe, freedom fighter against the Nazis and fascists of WW2, defender of Civilization, is no more.

Report: Italian writer Oriana Fallaci has died
Journalist known for her abrasive interviews, provocative stances was 76

ROME (AP) - Veteran journalist and writer Oriana Fallaci, a former war correspondent best known for her abrasive interviews and provocative stances, has died, Italian news reports said Friday. She was 76.

Fallaci, who had been diagnosed with cancer years ago, died in a Florence hospital, the Italian agencies ANSA and Apcom said. The reports said that she had been hospitalized for days.

Fallaci, a former Resistance fighter and war corespondent who was hardly seen in public, had lived in New York for years.

During her journalistic career she became known for uncompromising interviews with such world leaders as former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

Her recent publications — including the best-selling book “The Rage and The Pride,” which came out weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001 — drew accusations of inciting hatred against Muslims.

No thanks to the AP for hurtling that outrageous charge on a woman on the day of her death. To the blathering idiotarians at AP, there's no difference between "inciting hatred against Muslims" and "telling the truth about Islam."

May this courageous woman's spirit rest in peace. It is incumbent on us to carry on her mission and her legacy.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

And the debate goes on

Six years after the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, the free world was celebrating victory! Five years after the heinous crime of 9/11, the debate goes on and on and on: We haven't even come to a definitive decision as to what we are fighting yet!

Of course, there are differences in the nature of the war we are fighting now from the one we fought between 1939 and 1945. But there are also similarities. Then, as we are doing now, we were fighting against dark forces, fighting against tyranny, fighting against a people who had no respect for freedom, fighting against an implacable enemy, an enemy hell-bent on dominating the world.

After a period of appeasement, it became increasingly clear to all right-thinking people that the enemy would have to be confronted if the free world was to remain in tact. People then, though, were not in the grip of the disease of political correctness. As a result, they could see clearly who their enemy was, and there grew a determination to defeat that enemy: National Socialism.

At the present time, we are still in a period of appeasement similar to the lead up to 1939 when war broke out. There prevails a feeling that if we make concessions to the enemies, then they will come around, and let us live in peace. They won’t! Appeasement, by its very nature, is weakness. If there is one thing that Muslims despise, it’s weakness. The Islamic world is patriarchal. They have no time for weakness. Concessions, to them, equate with weakness. They only embolden them in their struggle to dominate the world.

There is another important similarity between then and now. At that time, we were fighting a political dogma: Nazism. At this time, we are also fighting a political dogma: Islam. Unfortunately, this political dogma is clothed in a deity. It comes complete with ‘Allah’s words’ and ‘Allah’s messenger’! But do not be fooled! Islam is a ‘religion’ like no other! It is nothing short of a total political system, with its very own laws and legal structures, the Shari’ah.

To complicate matters further, all Muslims are taught that the world is divided into two: Dar ul Islam, or the ‘House of Islam’, and Dar ul Harb, or the ‘House of War’. Muslims believe it is their God-given duty to fight in the way of their Lord, Allah, Rub al‘ameen, ‘Lord of the Worlds’, until the ‘House of War’, the home of the infidels, has been incorporated into the ‘House of Islam’. The fight will not be given up. At best there can be respites.

What is actually happening is clear to see; yet there is a great reluctance on the part of our leaders to admit to what is truly happening. The fact of the matter should be obvious to all: the Muslim world is fighting the jihad, or holy war, in order to conquer the world for Allah. America, seen as it is as the archenemy of Islamic values, has become the main enemy of Muslims worldwide. Hence, the United States is known as the ‘Great Satan’, and they call for its death. ‘Death to America’ is the cry from many a mosque throughout the world, and from many a street corner, too.

The problem for us is made more complicated because the Islamic world, dominated as it is by the Middle East in general, and Saudi Arabia in particular, is the home of Islam. It is also home to the one commodity the West needs in great abundance: oil.

Westerners show little desire to do without this commodity. It is, after all, one of the engines of our economies. Out of a lack of vision and short-sightedness, the West has wasted nearly forty years of research time to find a viable alternative source of energy. Where alternatives are available, Western leaders are reluctant to further their use.

This leaves us dependent in no small measure on Middle Easterners. The trillions of dollars that have made the Middle East rich beyond anyone’s wildest dreams enable our Saudi ‘friends’ to spend billions of dollars worldwide to buy influence in the West. They buy up our businesses, build mosques, build schools, build Islamic propagation centres, and fund university chairs. Of course, Saudi Arabia, being the home of the pernicious brand of Islam known as Wahhabism promotes that extreme brand of Islam in the West.

Fact is, in short, we are funding the jihad against ourselves!

Muslims despise America and are intent on destroying its influence in the world. Why do Muslims hate America so much? Well, there are many reasons too numerous to mention. But here are some: America is seen as the home of capitalism, with all its evil, debauched, hedonistic, godless, fun-seeking, entertainment-obsessed ways. Muslims see Americans as choosing the enjoyment of life over piety.

Moreover, America is successful economically in a way that Muslims in most parts of the world could only dream of. Muslims in the Middle East are rich by happenstance: oil has made them rich. They happen to have it in abundance. They have not become rich by working for their wealth; rather, they have become rich simply because they have this natural resource aplenty. Americans, by contrast, have become rich through intelligence, progress, resourcefulness, creativity, and sheer business acumen. This is an enviable state of affairs.

Then there’s the concept of freedom. America espouses freedom for all. Freedom is anathema to Muslims. To Muslims, the only part of freedom they understand is the freedom to worship Allah and his messenger! That’s the only freedom they are interested in!

In addition, there are two very important matters. America supports and stands up for Israel, and Muslims hate Israel with a vengeance. Muslims, as we all know, are anti-Semitic in the extreme. They despise the fact that the US, with all its power, could have the temerity to stand up for the Jews.

To complicate matters still further, the jihadis hate the fact that America keeps the Saudi royal family in power. Many devout Muslims see the Saudi royal family as apostates, people who have left Islam, for they view them as debauched, and see that their home country is run as a private business, very much as Nicolae Ceausescu ran Romania up until 1989. They despise the Americans for its support of a rotten régime. The Islamists are even more determined to Islamize America to be able to change its political course.

In order for America to be victorious in this battle of cultures, it needs a volte-face in its foreign policy. Not one to appease the Muslims, but one to ensure the West’s ultimate victory over its enemy: Islam.

To do this, we need strong leadership: strong leadership in the US, in Europe, and in the rest of the free world. We also need leaders with vision, determination, courage, and conviction. Leaders with the will to win, and leaders prepared to take the uncomfortable decisions necessary to drive these dark forces back into the desert sands, where they truly belong.

President Bush may have done his best. But his best is not yet good enough. I would suggest that in his remaining years in office that he come to recognize the forces working against his country. The enemy needs to be called by its proper name. This war of the twenty-first century is a war between Western and Islamic culture. Furthermore, he needs to get tougher on the enemy, for it is only strength our enemy understands.

To allow unfettered access to the West for Islam is something that will only complicate matters still further. After all, could Nazism be propagated in the United Kingdom during World War II? Could communism be propagated in the US in the post-War years? Certainly not! It would have been unthinkable to allow these ideologies to be propagated! Yet Islam has been allowed to grow apace in the West post-9/11!

It helps us not one jot to say that Islam is a religion, and we have freedom of religion in the West. Let’s have freedom of religion, by all means. But in Islam, we have a religion like no other: Islam is, first and foremost, a political ideology. The kind of religion that the founders of the US had in mind when the Constitution was drawn up was something quite different. They were referring to religions that are personal and spiritual in natural. Islam is not. Islam is communal and political and trans-national. Are we really being sensible in allowing a 'religion' to grow and grow in the West which has as its main goal the supplanting of our political system with a totally different set of laws based on a totally different ideology?

To add insult to injury, Christianity, and all other religions, are disallowed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and their practice is severely restricted in most other Islamic countries, too. Moreover, Muslims have no shame in disallowing other religions to be propagated, either. This is asymmetry if ever I recognized it!

The debate needs to stop. The time has come to take off our kid gloves. The time to fight the good fight is HERE and it is NOW. We have no time to waste. We really do not have the luxury of time.

In addition, people need to start preparing for the enormous struggle that lies ahead of them. They must be prepared to relinquish many comforts, and many liberties hitherto taken for granted; and they need to be prepared to sacrifice. For truly, no war was ever won without sacrifice!

Ladies and gentlemen, previous generations have sacrificed so much for the freedoms you and I enjoy today. They sacrificed for the sake of their children, and for the sake of their children’s children. The time has come for you and me to do the same for our children! Start preparing to sacrifice now. The debating needs to stop.

©Mark Alexander