Well shiver me timbers!
"Vijay Kumar, an émigré from India who is seeking the Republican nomination in a Tennessee primary Congressional race set for August. He is running on an anti-Sharia platform. Visit his website at kumarforcongress.com.
The main focus of my campaign is the War on Terror. What so many politicians do not seem to realize is that our struggle is against more than just “terror.” Terrorism is simply a method, not an end itself. Terrorism is just one tactic being used by Islamic extremists in their effort to force their way of life on the rest of the world. Ultimately, then, this is a struggle over whether the nations of this world will be ruled under Sharia law or not. As Omar Ahmad, founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said: “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant.”"
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Toddlers who turn their noses up at spicy food from overseas could be branded racists by a Government-sponsored agency.
The National Children’s Bureau, which receives £12 million a year, mainly from Government funded organisations, has issued guidance to play leaders and nursery teachers advising them to be alert for racist incidents among youngsters in their care.
This could include a child of as young as three who says “yuk” in response to being served unfamiliar foreign food.
In related news:
Norman Finkelstein Memoir: "Gefilte fish always made me gag..."
Monday, July 7, 2008
Police: Arranged marriage led father to kill daughter
Melanie Phillips in the Daily Mail today: Giving Succor to Extremists
Abu Qatada pictured at his London home. The cleric once described as Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in Europe was freed on bail hours after the Prime Minister vowed to protect citizens' security and liberty.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
But of course it's not really the bitching and moaning that has stirred the hearts of sensitive Britons: It's fear. Kill filmmaker in Holland who offends you, riot and burn cars for a weeks days in France [who doesn't hate the Citron, anyway?], Riot all over the world because about some stupid cartoons, and your bitching and moaning gains some traction, right? Granted Peugeots DO suck, but I wouldn't go so far as to burn one--unless I was in France : )
*Fun fact: The more mom caves to the kid, the longer and harder the kid will whine and tantrum the next time he's denied anything he wants. And if the kid whines for, say an hour, and mom gives in, guess what? Next time the kid will bitch at least that long before he quits, making it even harder not to give in. Taken in context, how do you think this bodes for the The Religion of Perpetual Outrage?
But don't forget the old standby from this past February:
Friday, July 4, 2008
[BTW, you didn't see Catholics going out and blowing up buildings, burning cars, or even threatening the "artist" for what was certainly very offensive to them. And putting the cross in urine does seem alot worse than those cartoons of mohammed....]
Anyway the NYT was really hard on Helmes--downright nasty, considering he just died. Check out the article and caption under the picture. So, just for a lark, I decided to compare how the newspaper of record covered the death of a really bad man, Yassir Arafat in 2004 to how they covered death of Jesse Helmes today. Don't forget that Arafat was a terrorist in the truest sense: and was responsible for hundreds, if not thousands of Israeli civilian deaths. Take a look and get back to me. I can wait.
Well, as you can see, Arafat's death was covered as tho it was the death of a king, and Helmes' like he was just some..some bigoted dick not worth spit. Now, Helmes might have been a bigoted dick, but he was not a mass murderer [even teddy only killed one girl!]. How can this rag justify this kind of coverage? Just b/c Helmes was staunch conservative with whom they disagreed? They actually liked Ass-o-Fat more. They apparently liked him a lot. I read it the Arafat piece quickly, but I didn't see anything negative in there at all. With Helmes they spent several paragraphs deriding the guy, and then threw in a couple of things at the end about his being nice to teenagers or something. [I'm sure that was a last resort, after they dug to see if he'd been porking them too.]
Absolutely unreal. Terrorist and murder treated like a hero, conservative senator treated like a criminal. I'm never surprised anymore. It's like the Daily Show except without the comic genious. And the desk.
Oh, before I forget, the NYT has still not breathed a word about promotion of Sharia Law in England, the subject of my annoyingly long entry yesterday. What else did you expect?
Thursday, July 3, 2008
[sorry, kids, this went waaay too long. Maybe I'll break it up into more digestible bite-sized chunks. If you don't wanna suffer thru my blathering, just got to the link below and check out some of the other links I've placed "in-blather."]
Here's the headline in the Daily Mail . There's a similar one in the Telegraph. I strongly urge you to take a read. Also there are a couple of interesting links in the article which are quite telling: Please check them out too. One questions whether England has become Islamophobic--which is bullshit--in the sense that it is not unfair to Muslims. However, as to being Islamophobic in the literal sense, being afraid of Isalm? Boy, I hope so.
Sure there are "moderate" Muslims, but how many actually speak out and condemn the violence advocated an committed in the name of their religion? Only two well-known ones off the top of my head Walid Phares, and Irshad Manji. Also, Noni Darwish is a Egyptian born Muslim apostate and daughter a key Fayadeen general under former Egyptian president, Gabdal Nasser. (Fun fact: Under Sharia Law, apostates are to be killed. Nice. Very peace loving) T That's about it for well known "moderates." Here are a few lesser known brave souls. I'm sure there are others, but compare this to the vast number of violent and outspoken hate mongers who advocate slaughter in the name of Islam. BTW, last I heard, Manji had to install bullet proof glass in her car and home d/t numerous death threats. She's a Lesbian, another capital offense under Sharia Law.
I asked a Muslim acquaintance of mine--a regular guy--if he heard the vitriolic condemnation of " the infidel" and support for, or defense off, acts of violence committed in the name of his religion. He kind of looked away and and replied, "sometimes." I asked if anybody spoke out against it or if he did. His response,"I don't want any trouble, you know?" Meaning he didn't want to get his ass kicked or probably worse. So much for the religion of peace.
Anyway other article link in the Daily mail article is titled something like," We Muslims are the new Jews." Yes, absolutely. Except that it's a bunch of crap. Nobody's slaughtering Muslims, and I think they let them into the nice country clubs. And don't forget, the Jews haven't done shit to anyone. (Don't even go to the Palestinian thing--Even the UN says every nation has the right to defend itself, So there.)
Ok, once. One crazy act of Jew-on-Muslim vilence: Remember that Israeli guy who killed a whole bunch of Muslims praying in an Israeli mosque about 10 years ago? You probably do, because it's one of very, very few such incidents. Point is, there have been a bazillion acts of terrorism against in the name of Islam--so many that you almost don't even notice them anymore (except the really biggies, the Munich Olympics, 9/11, 7/7, the train thing in Spain, Khobar towers, US embassy in Kenya, the USS Cole in Kenya--hey that's a bunch right there. Damn. ) They happen almost every day. Even I yawn when I read about rocket fire into sderot and your run-of the mill pizza parlor or dance club bombings.
Back to the article. Coupla things: Although ostensibly Sharia would only be used within the bounds of English Law, you can totally see how, the wife beating, rape, and all the other goodies, would end up sliding by: Remember good 'ol battered women syndrome? Right. That'd neeever happen. These women would go right to the police and report it.
And lest we think this is only England, it's all over the place in Europe. (Disclaimer: The forgoing link is to a right-wing website, and the pic, well, I don't know. You be the judge--but you can find info all over the place, too.) Here's lovely tale from Germany.
In terms of Love, American Style don't forget that altho Obama is now a Christian, many of his family were Muslim and he was educated in a madrassa in Indonesia. The man's gotta at least have a lot of sympathy for Islamic causes. And consider all the beauties he hangs out with. So, yes, I'm Islamophobic.
Oh, all of the authors I've mentioned above have written excellent books on their experiences. (you can google them, I am tired of making links!) Melanie Philips, writer for the Telegraph I believe, wrote a very well documented book on the rise of militant Islam in England. It's appropriately titled, Londonistan.
In the Mail article, it's mentioned that "Orthodox Jews can use the Beth Din rabbinical courts to decide on matters including divorce. " I'll look into Beth Din and exactly how it is used.
Finally, paper I love to hate, the New York Times (online), predictably did not cover this huge story, even in the international section--at least not yet (but I'm not holding my breath).