A whiff of common sense here. People are beginning to wake up from their slumbers. Surely, the tide must be beginning to turn. It must turn if the West is to be won.
This viewpoint from The Telegraph is refreshing indeed; yet it doesn’t go far enough. Radical Islamism is a symptom of a fanatic belief in Islam. In many ways, it is the true belief of a Muslim, one who, in their eyes, submits to the will of Allah, but who in anyone else’s eyes can only be thought of submitting to the ideology of a death cult: Islam.
If we are to win this war being waged against the West, otherwise known as the Jihad – an intermittent war which has been waged against the “infidel West” since Islam’s inception – then we have to come to the realization that Islam is not a religion per se, but a religio-political system which recognizes NO SEPARATION OF POLITICS AND RELIGION. The separation of politics and religion is the sine qua non of democracy. No democracy can exist without it. Islam is the true enemy of democracy and freedom. No true democracy will ever exist where Islam is the dominant ideology. This is so not only because Islam recognizes no separation of mosque and state, but also because Islam recognizes no diversity. None whatsoever! Islam recognizes one religion – Islam, and one way of life – the Islamic way of life. In an age of multiculturalism and diversity, it is incredible that we should tolerate such an intolerant ideology in our midst, for truly, if Islam gets the upper hand here in the West – and it is looking increasingly likely in the long- or medium-term, then there will be no diversity. There will be only Islam. Apostates will be killed, as will homosexuals. It will then be a case of convert, die, or pay the jizyah, the special tax levied on the infidel in return for some measure of protection. Remember this: Multiculturalism and diversity are anathema to Islam!
Westerners have faffed around, played around with our language for far, far too long. We have come up with all kinds of weird and wonderful expressions, euphemisms all, and all thought-up and devised so as not to appear Islamophobic, so as not to point the finger at a religion and thereby appear religiously bigotted, and to keep the peace at any price. The euphemisms are well-known to all by now: Islamism, radical Islamism (as though there could ever be a non-radical Islamism!), radical Jihadism (again, as though there could ever be a benign, non-radical Jihadism), and so on and so forth. There are but three words that we need in our vocabulary: Islam, Muslim, and the Jihad. An Islamist is a devout follower of the faith of Islam. A believer that dots the ‘i’s’ and crosses the ‘t’s’. Contrary to popular Western myth, he is not one who has perverted his faith; rather, he is the real thing. Just as much the real thing as Coke is to cola.
The Muslims considered by the West as being peaceful and law-abiding are actually people who do not follow central aspects of their faith such as the Jihad, the killing of apostates, honour killings, and other repugnant tenets of that faith.
That The Telegraph has now had the courage to liken ‘Islamism’ to Nazism is to be lauded. It should be noted, however, that this fact has been pointed out on this website since the website was started. Naturally, it was also pointed out in my book. Having taken this bold step forward, The Telegraph now needs to take the next step and call a spade a spade.– © Mark
THE TELEGRAPH: Telegraph View: Jihadist Islamism is comparable to Nazism in many respects. The British public realises this; so do the intelligence services.
Friday's attempt to blow up a transatlantic airliner by a British-educated Islamist was foiled by the bravery of its passengers and crew. We cannot assume that we will be lucky next time. And the indications are that there will be a next time. According to police sources, 25 British-born Muslims are currently in Yemen being trained in the art of bombing planes. But most of these terrorists did not acquire their crazed beliefs in the Islamic world: they were indoctrinated in Britain. Indeed, thousands of young British Muslims support the use of violence to further the Islamist cause – and this despite millions of pounds poured by the Government into projects designed to prevent Islamic extremism.
Is it time for a fundamental rethink of Britain's attitude towards domestic Islamism? Consider this analogy. Suppose that, in several London universities, Right‑wing student societies were allowed to invite neo-Nazi speakers to address teenagers. Meanwhile, churches in poor white neighbourhoods handed over their pulpits to Jew-hating admirers of Adolf Hitler, called for the execution of homosexuals, preached the intellectual inferiority of women, and blessed the murder of civilians. What would the Government do? It would bring the full might of the criminal law against activists indoctrinating young Britons with an inhuman Nazi ideology – and the authorities that let them. Any public servants complicit in this evil would be hounded from their jobs. >>> | Tuesday, December 29, 2009
THE TELEGRAPH: Obama tries to find new words to fight terrorism: Barack Obama has launched a new offensive against jihadi terrorism – which is to say, a new rhetorical offensive. Having discovered that the earlier Obama doctrine of “reaching out” to the Islamic fundamentalist enemies of western democracy has made no difference whatever to their determination to blow innocent people out of the sky (or, in the case of Iran, to build a nuclear bomb), he is opening another verbal front. >>> Janet Daley | Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
A whiff of common sense here. People are beginning to wake up from their slumbers. Surely, the tide must be beginning to turn. It must turn if the West is to be won.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Happy holidays from the Enemies of Islam here at PI! Let's see what the members of the 'Religion of Peace' have been up to this holiday season so far.
A Muslim hailing from a rich banking family in Nigeria (not to be confused with the rich Nigerians who always email you and offer to split $15 million) suddenly becomes 'radicalized'--in other words, he internalized the teachings of the Quran. And on December 25th, the same perp tries to blow up an Airbus with 300 people on board. The only reason the devout Muslim failed in his quest for martyrdom is because of a faulty detonator, and because the security system of last resort on board the aircraft--i.e. the passengers--reacted with their usual aplomb and speed. After all, if you're a passenger and it's your own ass on the line, you'd react pretty fast, too.
Meanwhile, in that little corner of hell on earth otherwise known as the 'Islamic Republic of Iran', the police have started firing live ammunition on the ever-growing crowds who are protesting that despicable regime's existence. The body count is rising--no one can really say how many have died so far, and of course, the Mullahs will deny that they have killed anyone, no matter how high the pile of bodies gets.
The Iranian resistance, who go toe to toe daily empty-handed against gun-wielding thugs, is pleading for help from the outside. Don't worry, my Iranian friends-- Obama is on the case! He has already issued a strongly-worded statement 'deploring' the increasing violence while he keeps playing golf on vacation in Hawaii. That'll learn 'em!
Muslims outside of Iran, of course, can't be bothered with all the violence inside Iran. Not their problem! Who cares about a bunch of heretical Shiites, anyway? It's only news if Jews, Crusaders and Zionists kill Muslims (or can be reasonably or unreasonably accused of doing so).
And the brainless buffoon of a bureaucrat in charge of 'Homeland Security' in the USA is drum-beating a senselessly upbeat message about how the 'system worked' and no flights got blown up on Christmas. Excuse me? How did someone on a terror 'watch list' board an international flight with high explosives? Airport security, where were you and what were you doing? And what the hell does 'watch list' mean anyway? It means we watch the bad guys (who are generally Muslims) get on planes unmolested, lest we somehow needlessly trample on their human rights, yes?
Thanks to Muslims, we haven't been able to carry water bottles into airports for years. And we cannot meet our friends or relatives at the gate anymore, thanks to the 'martyrs' of 9-11. Now, thanks to another devout slave of Allah, we'll all be forced to do without pillows and blankets during long flights, be confined to our seats for part of the flight like we're little kids in kindergarten, and have to abide by whatever other stupid security rules the useless bureaucrats can dream up. You gotta love the government. They can't catch Muslims on terror watch lists, but they can punish the innocent afterward.
With another ten years of Jihad against the airlines, at this rate, we'll end up having to fly naked by the end of the next decade--that is, if we're able to fly at all.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
First of all, Merry Christmas to everyone!
I was in Moscow day before yesterday (yup, the once enemy territory). The city is so beautiful with its grand architecture (specifically the Red Square) and its Ladas, the car that runs no matter what the weather conditions. On top of all that, all the snow around made the beauty of the city even more impressive.
On the other hand, the people of Moscow are some of the rudest people I have come across. But then, that might have something to do with them being under Communism for such a long time. Where all their lives were dedicated (or supposed to be) to the State and nothing else. All they lived and died for was the State and over a period of less than 3 years, that was gone. All of a sudden these people find themselves in the world of Capitalism (or some form of it) and they have to start all over again.
People in Moscow, as some might assume, weren't really poor at all. I actually saw more Maybachs in one night in Moscow than I have seen in Dubai since I have been here. The streets were filled with expensive cars that I won't (and can't) even dream of buying. People in Moscow are rich and they make sure to spend money wherever they go (they have many monday-thursday 24 hour "night clubs"). They are not happy though. Any store you go, the people behind the counter look at you like the enemy has entered. You speak in English and you are their worst customer. They don't care whether you buy something or not. Well, actually not only if you're a foreigner but they don't even care if their own people buy something or not. They probably still have the old mentality...that people will come and buy no matter how they're treated because the supplies are scarce. Although that is not the case anymore as the stores have regular supplies but the mentality of the people will take time to change!
Another thing, I can actually count on my finger-tips how many people I saw in Moscow actually smiling. Its not like they are ugly people or anything, I think they're very beautiful people but they don't know how to smile. They look depressed. It makes you sad to look at them. A frown and rudeness is a common thing in Moscow it seems...its a way of life.
I also noticed, with the old technology around, that Russians are very intelligent. But because, again, they had been State-focused for such a long time that now that they're somewhat free to think for themselves and on their own, they have no idea what's going on. If you notice their behavior around things that are post 1992 for example, you might think they have never been out of their caves (which of course is not the case). What I think is, that their genius has been constrained, and as a result drained for the time being, by the State that never let them think about anything but the betterment of the "fatherland".
My walk down Moscow's streets left me thinking...if Russia had, from the beginning, concepts of liberty, justice and pursuit of happiness embedded in its constitution--they wouldn't have any problem being as great as the United States is today. And vice versa. If these concepts are taken away from the United States, and the government control is expanded over all facets of American life (the process seems to be underway), it won't be long before I write something similar about the American people...that Americans are very intelligent people but their genius has been drained by the State and I find them to be the most unhappy and rude people on earth.
On a positive note though: While people in Moscow still reminisce about the past and sometimes wish the State control would come back, Americans still are very much in control of their own destiny and the government control is still very limited. We'll see what happens in the coming years though.
(I will put up pictures of Moscow soon).
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
This video was inspired by the real life goof-ups of the One. No one else is making fun of him so I thought I'd do the honors. Hope you guys enjoy:
Sunday, December 20, 2009
This is something that Americans should be reminded of over and over. This is something that happened in history that people seldom know about anymore.
Watch and learn:
Watch the rest of the videos by this vlogger on "Islamic Crusades" here.
This battle may have saved Europe from becoming Muslim. This battle may have saved our civilization. This is another battle we have forgotten about.
Not wanting to flood the page with all the video postings, I will just provide a link to my website (still under construction) where you can watch all the parts of this video.
To watch follow this link: Unpopular Opinion
Friday, December 18, 2009
Recently, a follower of ‘allah’s last prophet’ (lower case intentional) emerged from one of the cracks in cyberspace to defend that peculiar ‘religion’ of his, Islam. I wanted to rebut this Muslim’s arguments at length. So have a look at the following—the Muslim’s remarks are in italics (including his spelling and grammatical mistakes), with my rebuttals immediately thereafter.
Making an empirical, negative factual observation (i.e. Islam is not a religion) is somehow ‘hateful’ and ‘defamatory’. Of course, when Muslims themselves or their own ‘holy’ texts lambaste Christians and Jews, or other belief systems, cursing them as evil and wicked, on their own TV channels and inside their mosques every Friday…well, those actions are never ‘defamatory’. It’s only defamatory when you criticize Islam, never other belief systems. Got that, everyone?
By this logic, Hitler never killed anyone either.
BBC: Amr Khaled's unique brand of Muslim preaching has made him one of the most popular preachers in the world.
Such is his appeal, he was recently named the 13th most influential person in the world by Time Magazine.
In Cairo, his DVDs stand on the top shelves reserved for best sellers in the Virgin record store, next to Bruce Willis and Charlie Chaplin.
His controversial style, comparable to the almost rock star approach of some of America's Christian evangelists, has drawn criticism from the religious establishment and he has moved away from his native Egypt.
Ironically, thanks to the proliferation of satellite channels, he is now able to reach far greater numbers than he could have ever done had his message remained within the confines of a mosque or a lecture hall.
Now, following on from his hugely successful TV shows - which are watched by millions across the world - Mr Khaled plans to launch his own version of the reality television show The Apprentice.
"The aim of it is not to make money, but to make the youth ready to support the society," he told the BBC. >>> Magdi Abdelhadi, Arab Affairs Analyst, BBC World Service | Thursday, December 17, 2009
Amr Khaled’s English homepage >>>
Listen to Magdi Abdelhadi’s full documentary, Muslim Televangelists >>>
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Pedestrian Infidel would like to wish our Jewish readers and friends a "Chag Chanukah sameach" or very happy Chanukah. It's important to point out that Muslims would prefer that this holiday, like all other non Muslim holy days, be obliterated in the name of their "perfect and final religion" (which is of course, none of the above).
As Robert Spencer has said, "...strike a blow for Western civilization! Wish someone a Happy Chanukah!" We couldn't agree with him more.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Inspired by videos about Guantanamo Bay (GITMO), US Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, US flag and Americans all over the world who have sacrificed their comfort, their homes, their money, their freedoms and above all, their lives to make this world a better place.
Sunday, December 06, 2009
We have finally been blocked by the UAE internet controlling authorities. Well, as I mentioned yesterday, my last post was our 1500th post. I guess we are considered a "threat" now. Oh well, can't go wrong there.
So it turns out, I can't really stay away from blogging. Even though I am not spending any time researching new stuff, I am making videos about things I have observed in the past. Here is another video that deals with some conspiracy theories. Let me know what you think. (Oh by the way, this is our 1500th post!!)
Who Controls The World?
The following was forwarded to me by email. I cannot vouch for the veracity of this letter, but it's worth restating here regardless. It speaks real truth to power, truths that most Malaysians either are only dimly aware of or dare not talk about.
I am a female Chinese Malaysian, living in the Washington DC area in the United States . I have read many of the letters that often talk about foreign countries when the writers have no real knowledge of actually living in those countries.
Many draw conclusions about what those countries are like after hearing it from someone else or by reading and hearing about them in the media or after four years in a college town in those countries.
I finished STPM (a standardized Malaysian test taken by all 18 year old Malaysian students- ed) with outstanding results from the prestigious St George's Girls School in Penang . Did I get a university place from the Malaysian government? Nothing. With near perfect scores, I had nothing, while my Malay friends were getting offers to go overseas.
Even those with 2As got into university. I was so depressed. I was my parent's last hope for getting the family out of poverty and at 18, I thought I had failed my parents.
Today, I understand it was the Malaysian Government that had failed me and my family because of its discriminatory policies.
Fortunately, I did not give up and immediately did research at the Malaysian American Commission on Education Exchange (MACEE) to find a university in the US that would accept me and provide all the finances. My family and friends thought I was crazy, being the youngest of nine children of a very poor carpenter. Anything that required a fee was out of our reach.
Based on merit and my extracurricular activities of community service in secondary school, I received full tuition scholarship, work study, and grants to cover the four years at a highly competitive US university.
Often, I took 21 credits each semester, 15 credits each term while working 20 hours each week and maintaining a 3.5 CGPA. A couple of semesters, I also received division scholarships and worked as a TA (teaching assistant) on top of everything else.
For the work study, I worked as a custodian (yes, cleaning toilets), carpet layer, computer lab assistant, grounds keeping, librarian, painter, tour guide, etc. If you understand the US credit system, you will understand this is a heavy load.
Why did I do it? This is because I learnt as a young child from my parents that hard work is an opportunity, to give my best in everything, and to take pride in the work I do. I walked away with a double major and a minor with honours but most of all a great lesson in humility and a great respect for those who are forced to labour in so-called `blue collar' positions.
Those of you who think you know all about Australia , US, or the West, think again. Unless you have really lived in these countries, i.e. paid a mortgage, paid taxes, taken part in elections, you do not understand the level of commitment and hard work it takes to be successful in these countries, not just for immigrants but for people who have lived here for generations.
These people are where they are today because of hard work. (Of course, I am not saying everyone in the US is hardworking.. There is always the lazy lot which lives off of someone else's hard work. Fortunately, they are the minority..)
Every single person, anywhere, should have the opportunity to succeed if they want to put in the effort and be accountable for their own actions. In the end, they should be able to reap what they sow.
It is bearable that opportunities are limited depending on how well-off financially one's family is but when higher education opportunities are race-based, like it is in Malaysia ; it is downright cruel for those who see education as the only way out of poverty.
If you want to say discrimination is here in the US , yes, of course it is.Can you name a country where it doesn't happen? But let me tell you one thing - if you go looking for it, you will find it. But in Malaysia , you don't have to go look for it because it seeks you out, slaps you in your face every which way you turn, and is sanctioned by law!
Here in the US , my children have the same opportunity to go to school and learn just like their black, white, and immigrant friends. At school, they eat the same food, play the same games, are taught the same classes and when they are 18, they will still have the same opportunities. would I want to bring my children back to Malaysia ? So they can suffer the state-sanctioned discrimination as the non-malays have for over 50 years?
The injustice the non-Malay have to suffer in frightening silence is the most damaging problem one has to face throughout one's life. You just have to look at the mighty govt structures which completely favours only one race, the Umno Malay. The Chinese and Indians are treated no better than the illegal Indonesians. Racism and corruption are openly practised by the Malay politicians everywhere, Courts, schools/Uni, police, govt offices, contracts, GLC, NEP, ISA, local govt.
It's so powerful and intimidating that you walk with fear and keep your mouth shut on anything and everything political. Religion is taboo unless you talk good about Islam. As for being a slave in the foreign country, I am a happy 'slave' earning a good income as an IT project manager.
I work five days a week; can talk bad about the president when I want to; argue about politics, race and religion openly; gather with more than 50 friends and family when I want (no permit needed) and I don't worry about the police pulling me over because they say I ran the light when I didn't.
Have we seen the light at the end of the tunnel yet (Anwar Ibrahim)? Or is it the head light of an oncoming Umno train ? Lets hope its the former for the sake of all fair minded Malaysians.
The dream of a Malaysian 'race' in the future is nowhere in sight with the present BN govt. Where is Negara-Ku???
Saturday, December 05, 2009
This is a video I made during my "break from blogging". It is just a video inspired by the silly state of the world. I was just having fun with it and thought I'd share it with you guys also.
A Terrorizing Muslim Who Is Not A "Muslim Terrorist":
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
As I write this, its my 4th (or 5th) consecutive night with partial insomnia. My work load is on the increase and there is so much going on in the world that I feel incapable of giving my brain some rest.
Climategate, Dubai financial crisis, Swiss minarets, Copenhagen, Iranian nukes, etc etc etc. There is a lot on my mind and I really think I need sort of a "vacation".
On top of catching up on sleep and getting some peace of mind, I would also like to spend some quality time with my fiance.
So keeping all of this in mind, I have decided to not blog for a week or 2. Those of you who are constantly blogging about how crazy the world has become, I think, can relate to what I am going through right now.
I am scared of my insomnia and "constant thinking" getting out of control so I would request people here to pray for my health and those that don't believe in God, well, just wish me luck.
See ya guys in a couple of weeks. Happy blogging.
With the referendum to ban minarets passing with 57% of the population in favor of it, the whole of the West has gone crazy.
"What are Muslims going to think?", "How can we do this to Muslims? Muslims are not going to be happy about this." "We are Europeans and this is against European values." Blah blah blah.
What about the responsibility of Muslims as citizens of Switzerland? Why is everyone so bent on making Muslims happy? How about Muslims compromise for a change?
These Muslims say they are citizens of Switzerland and so should be given equal rights (which they are). Now, because they are citizens of Switzerland, technically, they are Europeans and as Europeans they should respect the decision of the majority of the people in that country.
This is the time for Muslims in Switzerland to prove that they are Swiss and have European values, that they have assimilated. Muslims have a chance here to prove it loud and clear that they are moderate Muslims who have come to Europe to become Europeans and not to make Europe Muslim. Muslims need to shut up and accept this democratic decision. Muslims have to prove that their loyalty is to Europe and European idea of democracy, rather than to the long dead and awaited Islamic caliphate and Shariah law.
My eyes are on Muslims. Let's see how they react to this. They can prove me wrong this time by just shutting up and accepting this decision respectfully. I think they are going to make a fuss about it. I think they will complain. I think they will whine but if they don't then I will accept that there are moderate Muslims that we can count on while we fight Islamic terrorism. Right now, I think there isn't a single Muslim that I would be able to trust.
I hope they change my opinion. I am not very confident about it though.
Monday, November 30, 2009
- I think if its okay to crack jokes about white people then it should be okay to crack jokes about black people as well
- I don't think all Muslims are the same race
- I think its okay to criticize Islam and I also think Islam is not a race
- I don't think there is anything wrong with calling people of African descent "black" just like there is nothing wrong with calling Caucasian people "white"
- I think the non-white population of the world should get over the past and stop blaming the white population for all their problems.
- I think non-whites are racist when they have negative generalizations about white people
I believe all that, I must be racist!
Please help me understand how racist I am by mentioning more facts like that.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Well, I am back from my very long trip to Australia and New Zealand. I intend to write about some conversations that I had over there in separate articles but here, I just wanted to share some pictures (click on each image for a better, enlarged view) and thoughts from Melbourne (and maybe Auckland) that I thought were of interest.
I found Melbourne to be very patriotic and unapologetic of its Christian roots. It is a city that tells you the local population is proud and happy and they are not going to apologize for who they are to anyone. This was the feeling I got not only from my conversations but just by looking at the city.
The picture above is of "the golden mile" which takes you to different parts of the city that still have its history preserved in old churches and buildings. Most of these buildings date from the 19th century but they are beautiful to look at, especially because they are presented with a sense of pride and not as a sign of apology to anyone.
It was refreshing to see so many religious symbols spread all over the city. Many of the old churches were refurbished for worship services. There were 14 plaques spread all over the city containing the story of Jesus' final moments leading to his death and the best part was that those plaques were placed there by the financial help of the government of Victoria (Melbourne is in the state of Victoria). Oh and no, they are not debating whether to take them down in the name of secularism and to appease Muslims or not. These images are there tall and proud whether Muslims and leftists like it or not.
[Sorry, some images are sideways. I am still playing around with my first ever camera and have no time or software to fix the images]
The city officials have made sure to include the history of all of the important buildings, whether they be churches or hotels or statues of the "founding fathers" (oh and even though statues are not allowed in Islam, Australia isn't tearing them down--at least I didn't see appeasement on the streets of Melbourne like I do in European cities).
I was walking around the city center and I only saw one Halal store.
What's funny about this picture is that that store is right next to the police precinct--I guess they know who they have to keep an eye on.
This is where I had lunch--(A note to terrorists: Don't blow it up, I ain't there anymore).
All in all, Melbourne is a beautiful city. Beautiful parks and nice architecture. Out of all the things Melbourne had to offer, I especially liked that the people were not apologetic about being patriotic and I could see that on every corner of the street.
Here are a few random pictures of Melbourne:
I had heard a lot about Australians being racists but I found them to be very welcoming once they knew I wasn't there to blow them up or rape their women (remember the Lebanese on the beach?) I guess when the Australian men stood up against those moronic Lebanese who were Muslims, the rest of the world considered that action to be racist because, of course any action against a Muslim, whether he be a criminal or not, is racism!
Finally, on a bad note, I did find a piece of evidence of Australian racism.
They only allowed WHITE bikers that had a red stick going through them...bastards!
Anyway, this article is getting too long I think, so I will close with a Melbourne sunset.
If anyone here wants to reuse these pictures, feel free to do so and I have 650 more pictures of both New Zealand and Australia, if you're interested, I can send them to you. It might take time for me to do it, but I will send them.
I talked to a couple of people there about the state of things. I will be writing articles about those conversations in the same fashion as my "interview" with the cabin crew that I posted before. I am real busy these days so it is going to take me a while to put all of the stuff up that I gathered on my trip.
Friday, November 27, 2009
This went over so well with the Muslims last year, that I thought this deserved an encore performance. Don't you agree?
In case you cannot or don't want to watch/listen to the video, here is the video transcript:
The 5th Pillar of Islam wastes more money and effort and time and lives than any other single journey in human history.
Muslims from all around the world - many of them excessively poor - devote a significant proportion of their income to complying with the demand of the Qur'an that they should visit the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia at least once in their miserable lives.
I find this a disgusting and lamentable superstition. Not only this, but some of the poorest families in the some of the poorest Muslim countries in the world save all their lives to send their children to wander around a tomb to a long dead deluded bloke called Mohammad - a self-appointed prophet who raised himself above the status of all other humans and still from the ashes reaches out and financially ruins people's lives to this very day by having insisted that all his deluded followers should pop in to his birth town.
You couldn't write more insane fiction than this if you tried. If you saw this on the pages of George Orwell, you would think it would never happen. But it does. And I am sickened by it.
Allah does not exist. Mohammad was just a normal man - now dead for over 1300 years. There is no spiritual realm. Every single Muslim who makes this journey is diverting money and energy away from making this world a better place - building better nations, developing education, science, technology, politics, medicine and so forth. Each Muslim who makes this lamentable journey is guilty of squandering money in as wasteful a way as those people that they criticise for spending on alcohol that they piss down the drain. In some ways, even worse. At least some boozed-up bloke who struggles off to work the next morning with a hangover knows that he has overdone it. Muslims NEVER think they have overdone it and will simply pass on this world-wide destruction of potential to their poor children.
The greatest aim of all Muslims is to take part in the Hajj? No wonder Islam makes its victims less successful in the real world of the 21st Century: their aspirations are so pathetically low.
If Islam is so great, what makes these Slaves of Allah so insecure? All emphasis below is solely my own:
ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia -- Iranian hajj pilgrims carried out a peaceful protest without incident on Thursday as millions of Muslims amassed for the peak of the world's largest annual pilgrimage.
Ignoring Saudi warnings against political activity, the Iranians chanted for Muslim unity and against the "enemies" of the faith in their camp at Arafat outside of Mecca.
"Death to America, death to Israel," thousands of Iranians chanted inside a huge tent on the Arafat plain.
No Saudi security forces were evident as Ayatollah Muhammed Rishari, the representative of Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, led the Iranian delegation.
"We need to be purified from our wrongdoings in this hajj," he said in a statement.
"We need all Muslims, Sunni and Shiite, to be unified and focus on important issues: Al-Aqsa (mosque in Jerusalem), the occupation of Palestine, the problems in Iraq, the Afghan occupation, and the fighting between brothers in Yemen. We need be purified from all infidels."
Sounds so peaceful, doesn't it?
And how are Muslims here in Malaysia going to respond to this? The way they usually do at these sort of things...be silent, or silently agree with their fellow Muhammadans.
All these wonderful Muslims must be tragic misunderstanders of Islam, the (ahem) "Religion of Peace, Nonviolence and Tolerance". Yeah, right!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
I have been wanting to interview people, regular people that are still only concerned with partying and having a good time and nothing else—just like a lot of the anti-Jihad bloggers were before 9/11—to see what their thoughts on Islam are and how they respond to questions about politics and whether they realize that the world is in a mess because of Islam or not.
In the interest of my crazy idea to interview random people, I thought I would first try to interview one of my colleagues. Now, some of you might be thinking, “How does that count? Your colleagues are not “random” people!” Well, the truth is, my colleagues are as random as meeting someone on the street that I have never met before. Whenever I fly, I fly with a different set of crew and rarely do I get to fly with the same people I have flown with before.
What I have in mind, of course, isn’t like your typical interview—I ask a question, the other person replies and then I put that down on paper in a question/answer layout. It is a very casual sort of interview (if you can call it that) and whenever I do something like this, it will accompany my commentary (sorry, no escaping my loathsome writing skills).
Anywho…onto the interview.
About The Interviewee:
This 20-something girl’s from Australia; she is tired of Dubai and wants to go back home. She misses Australia and is actually proud to be an Australian. She says she has a good life in Australia and she just came to Dubai to work for this airline because she wanted to see the world. Now that she has seen enough, there is nothing else left for her to do in Dubai. She will resign in a month or so and move back, not really knowing what lies ahead.
The Interview (39,000 ft above ground level):
In my hotel room before I left for the flight I had scribbled a set of questions to ask on a piece of paper. I safely put the paper in my suitcase and left for the flight…not realizing that I won’t be able to get a hold of those questions during the flight as they were put away in a very cold place called the “cargo hole”.
“Crap!” I thought to myself and then followed that by, “Oh well…” and proceeded to think of questions in my head. To begin with, I asked her if she knew anything about politics in general. Her very quick response was, “I know enough about politics.” The girl wasn’t rude but for some reason her reply sounded more like, “what the heck’s the matter with you?!” I prepared myself to run to the nearest exit in case she looked like she was about to blow up…she didn’t blow up and I mustered up enough courage to proceed with the interview.
I wanted to know if there was anything about her government’s policies that she was specifically not happy with. That was a stupid question for me to ask; not because it was a bad question but because the girl was confused. At first she said she was fine with all the government policies, then she told me she wasn’t happy with the strict immigration laws of Australia, then she went ahead and said that she supports the immigration policy to some extent because it preserves their heritage and she is proud of that.
At this point, I started searching for my non-existent Magnum .44 to shoot my brains out but the fake journalist inside of me slapped me and brought me to my senses. I asked her to elaborate and she said, “The immigration policies are not good in the sense that a lot of poor people go through a lot of dangers to get to Australia to have a better life and when they do get to the borders alive, they are arrested and put in detention centers. However, what’s good about the strict immigration policies is that it keeps Australia safe and preserves the culture. So to me it’s sort of a catch-22 situation. I want these illegal immigrants to have a good life but I also want Australia to be safer.”
She started to make sense; I almost saw a light bulb go off above her head (but my sources cannot confirm that report just yet).
I wanted to know what she thought about Islam (because I don’t give a rat’s butt whether she is proud of her heritage or not, I don’t even know what her heritage is…I bet she doesn’t even know). I asked her what she knew about Islam. She was honest and told me, “I have minimal knowledge of Islam; it’s mostly based on what I have heard and seen. Before I came to Dubai, I had a negative impression of Islam. There is a lot of stereotyping of Muslims in Australia.”
I asked her, “Has your perception of Islam changed since you have come to Dubai…do you see Islam in a more positive light now?” Her answer was a straight, “Yes.” I thought, “We’re onto something here.” So I asked her (in these exact words) to tell me specifically what she thought was negative about Islam that had now come and bitten her in the butt in a positive way. She thought for a moment and said, “I can’t tell you anything specifically, I can’t put my finger on anything.” And then followed the nervous laughter. It was awkward; mission accomplished.
I decided to move on. I asked her to tell me the first thing that comes to her mind when I say, “Shariah law.” She said, “terrorists!” I thought, “yay!” and asked her why she said what she said. She told me, “This perception of mine is only based on what I’ve seen around me and in the newspapers. It is not based on any research or any facts. That is just the first thing I think of. I have never had any personal problem with either the Shariah law or Islam. Even though there are a lot of Muslims in Australia, we live with them peacefully.” She wasn’t making me happy but then it was what she thought and how she thought was what I was after anyway.
I asked her, “Let’s take a hypothetical situation. Let’s say Australia imposes Shariah law on all its citizens. What would you do? 1. Convert to Islam 2. Accept it and live as a second class citizen 3. Not accept it and rebel quietly 4 Band up with other rebels and overthrow the government?” She said, “I will accept it…um, I will not accept it and rebel quietly. I will not overthrow the government. I might convert, I don’t know. I just don’t think it is ever going to happen. Australia has never done anything against Muslim countries so they will never bring Shariah to Australia.”
At this point, she had stopped making sense, the light bulb had burst! I gave her a huge lecture on Islam and Jihad after the interview but I won’t include that here because that’s not the point of all of this. I should mention, however, that she added, “I think the terrorists have hijacked Islam. Islam is a religion of peace. Terrorists just twist Quranic verses.” This was coming from a girl that had just told me less than half an hour ago that she knew next to nothing about Islam and had never read the Quran.
To finish the interview, I asked her if she would like to say something to her fellow Australians. She said, “Read up on Islam to form an informed opinion.” I loved her advice. I thanked her for the interview and we shook hands.
What I wanted to get from this interview was the view of a lay person. A person that doesn’t constantly eat, breathe and drink anti-Jihad. The reason being, when the time comes and the world goes completely crazy, we are not only going to have to know Islam and Muslims like the back of our hands but we are going to have to know what to expect from our neighbors who never cared about all of this. These sort of interviews, I think, will also give us an idea about how surprised the regular populace will be when faced with another attack from Islam, what their first perception will be and how close they are to understanding the threat of Islam among other things.
I understand that interviewing a cabin crew is probably not the best thing and putting one person’s opinions up does not give a fair representation of the majority of the population but this was just a test interview. I am going to Australia in a couple of days and I will try to interview people on the streets if at all possible. So, I would really appreciate feedback on this. Just let me know what you thought about it. I could use a lot of constructive criticism because, in all honesty, I am not really a journalist. I don’t even know how to spell “journalist”. I know I am doing a lot of things wrong and if you can tell me what they are, I’d really appreciate it.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The video that I am going to put up with this blog post shows how prostitution and slavery rackets operate in Dubai. How some women come here to work in the "business" willingly and some are forced into it. I must remind the reader and the viewer that this is but the tip of the iceberg.
Although the following video is from 2004, not much has changed except that the situation here has gotten worse.
Dubai, "the pearl of the Persian Gulf", not only allows prostitution and slavery but makes sure the business runs smoothly for all the PIMPS and BOSSES involved.
The video is about 50 minutes long; it is in Armenian with English subtitles and is worth the watch.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I will be the first to admit that I slandered Bush in one of my articles here not so long ago. What I said was based on Bush's policies about Israel. His presidency has come and gone and I might disagree with the way he handled the situation in the Middle East but what the former president of America, George W. Bush, did right after Fort Hood is admirable.
Obama could never match the courage of Bush in a 100 years to come. The way Bush stood tall and proud--stood up straight for his country, believing and knowing his country to be the best...I don't even want to know what Obama would have done if he were there that day as the President of the US.
I am sure what I am saying has been said on a lot of different blogs but the best piece that I have read so far comes from a pro-Hillary liberal blog--please take the time to read it all, it's worth it:
"We know absolutely no one in Bush family circles and have never met former President George W. Bush or his wife Laura.
If you have been reading us for any length of time, you know that we used to make fun of “Dubya” nearly every day…parroting the same comedic bits we heard in our Democrat circles, where Bush is still, to this day, lampooned as a chimp, a bumbling idiot, and a poor, clumsy public speaker.
Oh, how we RAILED against Bush in 2000…and how we RAILED against the surge in support Bush received post-9/11 when he went to Ground Zero and stood there with his bullhorn in the ruins on that hideous day.
We were convinced that ANYONE who was president would have done what Bush did, and would have set that right tone of leadership in the wake of that disaster. President Gore, President Perot, President Nader, you name it. ANYONE, we assumed, would have filled that role perfectly.
Well, we told you before how much the current president, Dr. Utopia, made us realize just how wrong we were about Bush. We shudder to think what Dr. Utopia would have done post-9/11. He would have not gone there with a bullhorn and struck that right tone. More likely than not, he would have been his usual fey, apologetic self and waxed professorially about how evil America is and how justified Muslims are for attacking us, with a sidebar on how good the attacks were because they would humble us.
Honestly, we don’t think President Gore would have been much better that day. The world needed George W. Bush, his bullhorn, and his indominable spirit that day…and we will forever be grateful to this man for that.
As we will always be grateful for what George and Laura Bush did this week, with no media attention, when they very quietly went to Ft. Hood and met personally with the families of the victims of this terrorist attack.
The Bushes went and met privately with these families for HOURS, hugging them, holding them, comforting them.
If there are any of you out there with any connection at all to the Bushes, we implore you to give them our thanks…you tell them that a bunch of gay Hillary guys in Boystown, Chicago were wrong about the Bushes…and are deeply, deeply sorry for any jokes we told about them in the past, any bad thoughts we had about these good, good people.
You may be as surprised by this as we are ourselves, but from this day forward George W. and Laura Bush are now on the same list for us as the Clintons, Geraldine Ferraro, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, and the other political figures we keep in our hearts and never allow anyone to badmouth.
Criticize their policies academically and intelligently and discuss the Bush presidency in historical and political terms…but you mess with the Bushes personally and, from this day forward, you’ll answer to us.
We hope someday to be able to thank George W. and Laura in person for all they’ve done, and continue to do. They didn’t have to head to Ft. Hood. That was not their responsibility.
The Obamas should have done that.
Thank goodness George W. is still on his watch, with wonderful Laura at his side.
We are blessed as a nation to have these two out there…just as we are blessed to have the Clintons on the job, traveling the world doing the good they do.
And we are blessed to have Dick Cheney, wherever he is, keeping tabs on all that’s going on and speaking out when the current administration does anything too reckless and dangerous.
Cheney’s someone else we villainized and maligned in the past who we were also wrong about. There has never been a Vice President, including Gore, Biden, or Mondale, who was more supportive of gay rights than “Darth Cheney”. There has never been a Vice President more spot-on right about the dangers facing this country from Islamic terrorism.
We live in strange, strange times indeed.
We are now officially committed fans of George W. and Laura Bush. We are fans of Dick Cheney. Our gratitude for them makes us newly protective of them, and the continued role they play in this country.
After the primary battle of 2008, we never thought we’d go back to Texas for anything, but sometime in 2010 we want to find some event in Dallas the Bushes will be at so at least one of us can go up to them, tell them we are deeply sorry for ever thinking ill of them, and thank them from the bottom of our hearts for their service to America.
We’re sure they will just stare at us and wonder why these gay Chicagoans are crying, but we don’t think we can get through a meeting with them without being emotional.
What they did at Ft. Hood for those families humbles us. Every day, the Bushes are most likely doing something just like it behind the scenes.
We hope if any of you encounter them you will let them know this is deeply appreciated beyond partisan lines.
We will never look at the Bushes, the Bush presidencies, or their legacies the same again…and someday when his presidential library is built, we will be so proud to visit there and tell anyone will listen about November 10th, 2009, the day we finally appreciated former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura.
Thank you for your service, Mr. President. We’re sorry we didn’t appreciate you while you were in office, but we thank Heaven we’ve wised up and can see the good you are out there doing, under the radar, today."
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
"Many Christians have taken the stance of pacifism because of the above mentioned commandments. We are quick when it comes to turning the other cheek. We are slow at taking revenge and we are forgiving (for the most part). I do not contend that those are actions less admirable than the opposite. I do, however, think that we have taken all of it too far.Read the rest HERE.
I can understand us making the decision to forgive or forget when someone does us wrong but should we also decide to forgive and forget if the wrong is done to our fellow human?"
This is how a CBSnews.com article started:
“A religious Christian in Florida tried to send Fort Hood massacre suspect Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan a bouquet of flowers and a note that calls him a "hero," but the man got a knock on his door from the FBI instead, according to a Florida television station.”
It was very easy for them to add this man’s religion in the news. I am sure they didn’t even have to think twice. No one cared about the “backlash” against Christians and no one asked Christians whether they thought this man was following Christ or not. The media has shown time and again that it is quite alright for them to say anything they wish about Christians but saying anything about Islam that is short of glorifying Allah and Mohammed is just unacceptable.
The article continues thus:
“With a Bible close by, a declaration of his Christian beliefs and a website outlining his visits by an angel, Ross said in a television interview that he believes we should all love our enemies.”
Whether what Ross believes is right nor not is a matter that can be debated in another article, however, notice the media bias here. When Muslim terrorists quote Quranic verse after Quranic verse proving that when they kill infidels in the name of Allah, they do so in accordance with Quranic commandment of Jihad—the media decides those Muslims are wrong, Islam is a religion of peace and hence CAIR must be right when they say that we should all respect Muslim values and not listen to what the terrorists are saying. However, for this man, all they had to see was a declaration of his Christian beliefs, his visions and a Bible next to him and conclude, “Yup, a religious Christian!” Imagine if the first thing someone had said was “Ah, a religious Muslim” when Nidal the Muslim terrorist massacred the 13 soldiers…the media would be all over that person like flies on crap calling him/her “racist!” But no, not with Christians that doesn’t happen.
On top of all of this, whenever a Muslim commits a terrorist act or says something stupid, they call CAIR or other Muslim organization to get their opinion and teach us all what Islam really says but when a Christian says something stupid or does something wrong, it is already proven that he is a religious Christian who is following Christianity to the letter. And that “fact” is proven how? He’s got a Bible; he says he’s had visions of angels and he has a statement of faith.
Monday, November 09, 2009
TIMES ONLINE: The army psychiatrist suspected of shooting dead 13 soldiers on a US army base in Texas has regained consciousness and is able to speak, a hospital official said today.
Major Nidal Hasan was shot four times at the end of the gun rampage at Fort Hood in Texas in which 13 people, including a pregnant women soldier, were shot dead and 29 more were wounded, seven of them very seriously.
He survived and is being treated in a military hospital in San Antonio, where he was earlier today said to be in a critical but stable condition. He is able to breathe unaided after being removed from a ventilator on Saturday.
“He is talking. He is conversing with the medical staff,” said Maria Gellegos, spokeswoman for the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.
When he is well enough to speak to investigators, Major Hasan will discover that he is suspected of links with Islamic extremism. FBI agents are investigating his connection with a radical preacher at a mosque where at least two of the September 11 hijackers worshipped just five months before the 9/11 attacks.
It has emerged that Major Hasan and his family attended the Dar al Hijrah Islamic Centre in Falls Church, Virginia, and that the funeral of his mother, Hanan, was held there on May 31 2001.
At that time the imam of the mosque was Anwar al-Awlaki, a Muslim radical who sees Islam and America as enemies.
Today Mr Awlaki made a posting on his blog titled: "Nidal Hasan Did The Right Thing". >>> Jenny Booth | Monday, November 09, 2009
Here is the posting:
Nidal Hassan Did the Right Thing
ANWAR AL AWLAKI ON-LINE: Nidal Hassan is a hero. He is a man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people. This is a contradiction that many Muslims brush aside and just pretend that it doesn’t exist. Any decent Muslim cannot live, understanding properly his duties towards his Creator and his fellow Muslims, and yet serve as a US soldier. The US is leading the war against terrorism which in reality is a war against Islam. Its army is directly invading two Muslim countries and indirectly occupying the rest through its stooges.
Nidal opened fire on soldiers who were on their way to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. How can there be any dispute about the virtue of what he has done? In fact the only way a Muslim could Islamically justify serving as a soldier in the US army is if his intention is to follow the footsteps of men like Nidal.
The heroic act of brother Nidal also shows the dilemma of the Muslim American community. Increasingly they are being cornered into taking stances that would either make them betray Islam or betray their nation. Many amongst them are choosing the former. The Muslim organizations in America came out in a pitiful chorus condemning Nidal’s operation.
The fact that fighting against the US army is an Islamic duty today cannot be disputed. No scholar with a grain of Islamic knowledge can defy the clear cut proofs that Muslims today have the right -rather the duty- to fight against American tyranny. Nidal has killed soldiers who were about to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in order to kill Muslims. The American Muslims who condemned his actions have committed treason against the Muslim Ummah and have fallen into hypocrisy.
Allah(swt) says: Give tidings to the hypocrites that there is for them a painful punishment – Those who take disbelievers as allies instead of the believers. Do they seek with them honor [through power]? But indeed, honor belongs to Allah entirely. (al-Nisa 136-137)
The inconsistency of being a Muslim today and living in America and the West in general reveals the wisdom behind the opinions that call for migration from the West. It is becoming more and more difficult to hold on to Islam in an environment that is becoming more hostile towards Muslims.
May Allah grant our brother Nidal patience, perseverance and steadfastness and we ask Allah to accept from him his great heroic act. Ameen [Source: Imam Anwar’s Blog] | Monday, November 09, 2009
Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Robert Spencer, the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of nine books on Islam and Jihad, a weekly columnist for Human Events and Frontpagemag.com, and has led numerous seminars for the U.S. military and intelligence communities. He is the author of the new book, The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran.
FP: Robert Spencer, welcome to Frontpage Interview.
What do we now know about the Fort Hood shooting and what conclusions can we make?
Spencer: Jamie, we now know from the testimony of various eyewitnesses that this act was carefully planned. Nidal Malik Hasan some time ago told his landlord he would not be renewing the lease on his apartment. He gave away his furniture along with copies of the Qur’an on the morning of the day he committed mass murder. This indicates that he thought he was going to die – in other words, that he was planning a suicide attack. As he began firing, he shouted “Allahu Akbar.”
We also know that he was disciplined for proselytizing for Islam during his stint at the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences. Law enforcement officials flagged Internet postings written by a man named “Nidal Hasan” and he was praising suicide attacks, but they couldn’t be sure that he was the man who had written them. Still, it was in character: one of his colleagues recalled that he had said that Muslims must rise up against the U.S. military, and had spoken approvingly of Sgt. Hasan Akbar, a Muslim soldier in the U.S. military who lobbed a grenade at American troops, killing two, several years ago.
And we know that during a lecture he was supposed to be giving on a medical topic, he instead preached Islam, warning the assembled unbelievers of hellfire in such lurid Koranic terms that some left the hall wondering if he might end up shooting someone someday.
FP: Why does the media and liberal-Left so reflexively deny and ignore these conclusions?
Spencer: They reflexively deny and ignore these conclusions because they are completely sold out to the idea that Muslims, as non-white, non-Christian, non-Westerners, cannot possibly be anything but victims. (The facts that there are white Muslims, and that the jihad doctrine and Islamic supremacism are not racial issues, but constitute an ideological and societal challenge, are completely lost on them. Likewise the non-white victims of the jihad matter nothing to them.) We can see from the avalanche of “backlash” stories in the mainstream media – even in the absence of any actual backlash – that it is simply impossible for these people to conceive of a paradigm in which Muslims can perpetrate any kind of evil at all. In the lenses through which they view the world, only white Judeo-Christian Westerners can do anything wrong.
FP: What does this massacre, and the media response, indicate about what is coming down the line for our country?
Spencer: The more we remain in denial about how these things happen, and from what wellsprings they come, the more we will see of attacks like this. Why? Because nothing is being done to prevent them. Instead of the endless stories about backlash that we are seeing, we should be seeing stories about authorities calling the American Muslim community to account. We should be seeing stories about authorities demanding transparent, inspectable programs in American mosques and Islamic schools, teaching against the Islamic doctrines that inspired Nidal Hasan. This is not a religious freedom issue – these are political doctrines with a lethal edge, as Nidal Hasan illustrated. It is an entirely Constitutional matter of self-protection to move to restrict it.
But that won’t happen. Political correctness has the media and government in a stranglehold. That will only ensure that nothing will be done to address this problem at its root, and we will see many more Nidal Hasans.
FP: Robert Spencer, thank you for joining us.
Sunday, November 08, 2009
THE TELEGRAPH: Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the gunman who killed 13 at America's Fort Hood military base, once gave a lecture to other doctors in which he said non-believers should be beheaded and have boiling oil poured down their throats.
He also told colleagues at America's top military hospital that non-Muslims were infidels condemned to hell who should be set on fire. The outburst came during an hour-long talk Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, gave on the Koran in front of dozens of other doctors at Walter Reed Army Medical Centre in Washington DC, where he worked for six years before arriving at Fort Hood in July.
Colleagues had expected a discussion on a medical issue but were instead given an extremist interpretation of the Koran, which Hasan appeared to believe. >>> Nick Allen in Fort Hood | Sunday, November 08, 2009
"This is a thorny issue. Major Nadal was a devout Muslim, he praised attacks against fellow Americans, his loyalty was to Islam first and then America, he distributed copies of Quran before he left and he yelled "Allah-u-Akbar" before he started shooting, however, it is still politically incorrect to speculate that he was a Muslim fundamentalist driven by Islamic ideology in one form or another. It is a travesty to suggest or even speculate that. It is no less than the worst form of racism.
Isn't it racism to think all Muslims are one and the same race?
Not a lot of people are asking why it is so wrong to speculate that. After all, aren't most Muslims peaceful? Aren't we careful enough in the media already as to separate Radical from Peaceful Islam?"
Read the whole article at HERE.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
THE GUARDIAN: Church insists it is not like the US right, but many fear growth of a political force
As the piano strikes up, the congregation sways, palms to the ceiling, fists in the air, murmurs of hallelujah punctuating the music. Pastor Franck Lefillatre, besuited and bathed in the spotlight on his podium, intones into a microphone.
"Let out the words that are in your heart," he urges. His whispers crescendo to booming rhetoric. Behind him, emblazoned in gold lettering, are the words: "Jesus Christ: the same yesterday, today, eternally."
As evangelical services go, this gathering on a rainy Sunday afternoon is nothing unusual. In countless churches around the United States and many other countries it would be a staple means of Christian worship.
But this is not the American Bible belt. It is the Church of Paris-Bastille, and this congregation is just one of a growing number of evangelical communities spreading through France and prospering in spite of its staunchly secular – and Catholic – traditions.
From a postwar population of around 50,000, French evangelicals are now estimated to number between 450,000 and 500,000. According to the Evangelical Federation of France (FEF), the number of churches has risen from 800 in 1970 to over 2,200 today.
This week the boom made headlines when thousands of evangelicals – who are estimated to make up two-thirds of the country's practising Protestants – descended on Strasbourg to turn the 500th anniversary of Calvin's birth into a mass, media-covered event. It was not something even the most hopeful of believers could have prayed for. >>> Lizzy Davies in Paris | Friday, November 06, 2009
He distributed copies of the Quran before he went on his killing spree.
He yelled Allah-u-Akbar which means “Allah is greater” (not great, CNN and others should get their translations straight) while shooting the soldiers.
He was about to be deployed to Afghanistan as part of behavioral health support.
He’d been wanting to get out of the military since 2001.
He was a pious, devout and observant Muslim.
He praised the shooting at Little Rock recruitment station because he believed that Muslims should stand up against “the aggressor”.
I am sure there are many more facts out there like the ones mentioned above but still The Islamic Information Center has the audacity to say the following:
"While several news reports have cited one of the gunmen to be Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, IIC strongly emphasizes that this attack and its perpetrator are in no way representative of the Muslim people or the peace-loving religion of Islam," the statement said.”
My questions to IIC: Which part of the Quran condemns killing infidels? Can you please quote it? Why do you assume that infidels are just dumb people that should take your statements on face value? Why don’t you provide us with evidence that whatever this man or any other Muslim terrorist did or does is not representative of “the peace-loving” religion of Islam? And, why don’t you tell us how you came to the conclusion that Islam is a peace-loving religion? On top of all that, why is it that Muslims are the only religious (political) group that has to explain, after every terrorist carried out for Islam and Allah, that it is against their religion that it was done? When are you going to stop playing these games and actually accept the truth? When are you going to accept that the world doesn’t revolve around you and wouldn’t care about you if only you stopped blowing peoples to bits?
My questions to American media and those that say he was just loopy: If he was “loopy”, the Army was just about to deploy a loopy man to Afghanistan as part of behavioral health support? How does that make sense? He was loopy but careful and prepared enough to clean out his apartment and distribute Qurans before he left? He carefully picked his target and carried out his mission, he was so loopy! And the American media does not know the motive behind this killing when he is, again, distributing Qurans and yelling Allah is greater; when he spoke of his support for terrorist attacks against the aggressor? The Muslims were quick in knowing that it was one of their people that had struck and they praised his actions as “Allahu akbar insha Allah he be shaheed, what a brave mujahid...”, so then why do you want to be politically correct and say we need to be careful in what we say?
I hope we all wake up soon. It seems to me that it is going to take many more of these sorts of attacks from Muslims and a non-Muslim (Hussein Obama supports Muslims like he’s one of them) US president for a lot of the politicians in the West to acknowledge what’s going on. I know it’s horrible to even think about it but I don’t see it happening otherwise.