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.


Bubba's Pravda said...

When are people going to realize the issue is bigger than they want to admit. The Islamic Movement is not about a separate state for the Palestinian people. The Islamic Movement is about domination. Google the word "dhimmi" and "jizyah". You will begin to understand. Jerusalem and all of Israel has no place in the Islamic world view. They are occupiers. Interlopers.

50,000 Muslims in attendance at the Islamic Movement's 11th Annual Rally. It is one obscure Islamic rally. A key speaker states that Jerusalem will be the center of the coming Islamic Caliphate. I find it amusing that people across the world see and hear the Islamist people of the world reacting to various events with immense fervour. Many times with outright death and mayhem threats to the non-muslim world. Liberals say that the West should abandon Israel and all will be well. Really? Liberals say that extremists in the Islamic world are small in number. Really? Liberals claim that extremist Islamists are no real threat. Hmmm? Box Cutters and a vision proved this theory wrong. Imagine Ahmadinejad with nuclear weapons. Peace and Justice Mr. Ahmadinejad?

These views, hopes, and aspirations are shared throughout the entire Islamic world. If you doubt, research the mindset of "Joe Islamist". It is there for you to see. As a worldwide community, they are very open regarding their beliefs and desires. When confronted on blogs or in conversation, Islamists will obfuscate immediately. Remember the Wizard of Oz scene, "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"? Look up the term, al-Taqiyya.

The west is being conquered slowly. We are subjecting out of ignorance and fear. Read the following articles: describes five year old UK girl's passport photo being banned because it might offend Muslims, descibes the Islamification of Europe, NPR has no clue what we are up against, and article by Dr. Muqtedar Khan regarding religion, life and politics are irrevocably intertwined.

Remember: Peace can only follow Victory.

Bubba's Pravda

John Sobieski said...

"Muslim in Space" That's a riot. Could be a great comody show.

VadimM said...

I wonder how they will be turning towards Mecca when praying...that would be a lovely spin - round and round, upside down

religion of pieces said...

If they come across a meteorite bigger than the one in the Kaba, will allah have to take second place?

Blogger said...

What a blog. You all seems anti muslim. If you do something good, people will never see it. If you do something bad, people will dig to find it and make it sensasional.

Something to remind:
Who bomb hiroshima & nagasaki? Are they muslims?

Why do israel attack lubnan? is there no other way to solve problem rather than war?

Why bush administration attack Iraq? No reason at all!!

Why US always backed Israel thought Israel has committed many war crime?

Why muslims are so angry when their children, women & men were killed for no reason?

What make it right to torture prisoner & humiliate them?

Who killed Jews during holocaust? Is it muslims?

Who threaten others most of the time?

Why Blair is not liked by their own countrymen?

What muslims have done that u hate them so much?

What are afraid of? Urself? Muslims country don't have superior weapons like US, Israel, Taiwan, Japan, Canada. Atomic bomb? Just notice who has the most, isn;t it the US & Israel. Instead, most of them is just on the line of living.

What have you done to make things better? Or did you just stir the cloudy water and make things worst?

Promoting hatered amongst others is a very bad thing to do. Remember what your mother have taught you. We should find peace among human, no matter what religion we are, not provoking and make thing worst.

European Kafir said...


my problem with islam is: i can dig and dig and dig... and so far.. i never found anything good about islam.

i am judging a religion according to the actions of its followers and all i can see coming from muslims is looks evil to me.

and yes.. as long as i don`t see anything good coming from islam.. i am anti-muslim!!!

this is what freedom is mind is about, but i guess you would not know much about that kind of freedom.


Anonymous said...

They condemn idols of non monotheists and the icons of Christianity like the most brain dead of iconoclasts yet fell flat for that uncompromising DIRECTIONAL icon of their faith. Dogmatic people renown for their irony and hypocrisy can only disgrace themselves at every turn.


Anonymous said...

Thank God that there is one place in the Universe where Muslaims will not rush to take over.
You gotta laugh.

Anonymous said...

Deuteronomy 6:4
Hear Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one.

The Anti-Jihadist said...

"By their fruits ye shall know them"

Islam only produces violence, intolerance, aggression, and murder.

Shinto said...


How far back do we have to look why muslims think they are victims? when they are renowned for blaming the victims for there own problems (in extension to that you blame women for being raped for how they dress, while not taking responsibility for the rape itself) bush didn't kill your brothers, your brothers are killing themselves daily. bush is not the one killing unless Bush controls the Sunni's and Shiite? even before Bush became into Power Muslims are killing Muslims. Muslims are killing Christians, and Muslims killing other Non believers.

We will never BELIEVE a muslim. Your Al-taqiyya is tired. Its a fact that MUSLIMS DO NOT CARE ABOUT THERE CHILDREN. And it's a FACT that muslims teach there kids to HATE Jews and Americans (we will not ignore these solid facts until the entire muslim world Apologize for 1400 years of atrocities) Return all the land you stole from the kafir and we might consider. Muslims have no birth right to any country. Return Mecca and Medina to the Jews, Return Constantinople to the Copts and Armenians, Return Iran to the Persians. And go back to where Mohammed came from where he created his false religion, In some dank dark CAVE. You may want to read up on history (not some lies perpetuated by the least respectable religious leaders) why your people are in such a rotten predicament. Take responsibility for the actions and ideas perpetuated by the Religion of submission! Even in your Quran it says that Israel Belongs to the Jews. MUSLIMS HAVE NO RIGHT TO ANY LAND ANYWHERE. and if Conquests makes right. Israel still wins, The Brittish still wins, and America still wins. Muslims are losers and thats what they are today. JELOUS LOSERS with a STAGNATING AND FAILING CIVILIZATIONS. Muslims should be blamed for there faults not us.

Anonymous said...

Let me ask you, what good has ever come out of the islamic world? Any inventions, any discoveries that serve humanity, any medical breakthroughs, any charities? you live off the inventions of the West, use and abuse them like abusing the internet. The people of a religion are the true representatives of that religion and I have only seen violence hatred and bloodeshed from the islamic world, nothing that serves humanity. When funny cartoons called muhamet, a terrorist and islam a violent religion you people went on a violent rampage across the world proving it right. Wake up moslems and be advised to know that Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation and eternal life. The sooner you learn it, the better it is for you!