Arabs Finally Adopting Equal Gender Rights?

12 06 2009

Jerusalem Post says:

A Palestinian family has killed its 15-year-old son in the West Bank after accusing him of “collaboration” with Israel.



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I Beg Your Pardon, Mr. President.

4 06 2009

How did that sound guys? I was kinda gunning for an Olbermann effect.

Here’s the reason for the indignation:

Back on December 5th, OOTB linked to a NYT story that Obama would deliver a major speech from an Islamic capital. Knowing that Obama would never mention honor killings and gay stonings, or remind Muslims that American blood and treasure had been recently and frequently spent in their favor, I wasn’t planning on saying anything about it.

I was prepared for placating platitudes about our aggressions and their humiliations, our selfishness and their pain.  I was willing to go along for the ride in the attempt to, win hearts and minds by exaggerating the population of Muslims in America and down-playing our very obvious differences.

I didn’t even care if he credited Islam with the Renaissance (which he did).

In fact, I was totally willing to give Obama a shot at serving up some of his refined taqiyya to the throngs of non-drinkers.

But then he had to go and say this:

America’s strong bonds with Israel are well known. This bond is unbreakable. It is based upon cultural and historical ties, and the recognition that the aspiration for a Jewish homeland is rooted in a tragic history that cannot be denied.

No.  A$$hole.

The aspiration for a Jewish homeland is rooted in history, PERIOD.

It’s discussed in the Bible and fortified by archeological evidence.

Attributing the existence of a Jewish state to the infamous tragedies of the Jews, no matter how eloquently put, plays into the hands of the anti-Zionists who can henceforth relate the Holocaust to Palestinian suffering.

It is weak-minded and lazy moral relativism and I loathe it like nothing else.

  • It begs the question of, why Arabs pay the price for European/Russian crimes.
  • It validates the presumption that the Palestinians are native to the land, while perpetuating the notion of Jews as pathetic nomads.
  • It cheapens the word, “holocaust” to the degree that Muslims believe the Jews deserve a real holocaust for imposing one and faking another.  And ultimately, it does not address the issue that Islam is by nature, anti-Semitic.
  • It reinforces conspiracy theorizing eugenicists like Nazis and Nation of Islamers/Black Liberation Theos, that modern Jews are fake Jews who stole Judaism.

So thanks for nothing Mr. Prez.

Related:

Atlas, who informs us that the despicable “Muslim Brotherhood” invited Obama to Egypt, has a pretty extensive post about the speech and it’s worth a look. She also has interesting news about how Obama’s keeping us safe in her highly readable stories about Eric Holder giving special protection to Muslims in America, and Obama ordering law enforcement agencies to back off counterterror investigations of Muslim-American converts.

American Thinker has an interesting ditty about one of the Quran verses that Obama quoted and the convenient omission of the subsequent verse.

Ed Morrissey at Hotair.com was pleasantly surprised and has solid links!

Instapundit with a classic one-liner:

They told me that if I voted for McCain, we’d get a President whose speeches on Islam were praised at Hot Air and criticized at the HuffPo. And they were right!

The Daily Beast has a column that teaches you how to write your own Obama speech.  Check this excoriating **** OUT!

And here’s a nice video with instructions on how to properly boycott Israel should you desire, brought to you by, Islam in Action:





Clash Of Civilizations Greatly Exaggerated?

7 05 2009

Social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter have exploded on the scene in the Western world over the past several years and enhanced our lives by exponentially increasing connectivity and resourcefulness.  Similarly, mobile phones have evolved into hand-sized computers which can be used to instantaneously transmit messages of all types.

Simply put, we’re so immersed in the Information Age, we take it completely for granted.

So, when I heard that Facebook was growing in popularity in the Muslim world and that they were using text messaging for something other than detonating explosives, I had to admit I was filled with hope. 

Maybe we’re not that different after all. 

Here are some interesting ways the East and West are integrating these new technologies into their worlds.

Western Civilization:

Worker fired for Facebook status.

Hungover worker caught by Facebook updates.

Muslim “Civilization”:

Saudi man divorces wife by text message.

Malaysian Sharia law allows divorce on Facebook.

Background:

According to a controversial practice called the talaq or “triple-talaq,”  a husband may say to his wife at anytime she is not menstruating, “I divorce you, I divorce you, I divorce you,” and this effectively throws her out on the street.

Crazy!

Isn’t that sorta how you get Beetlejuice and The Candyman to suddenly appear in your house?

Related:

Saudi 8 year old, gets divorced from her 47 year old rapist hubby.





Sharia Loans In MN And Sharia Law In Somalia

3 03 2009

There’s no link though. It’s just a coincidence.

Somalia’s “moderate Islamist” leader, Sheikh Sharif agreed to bring Islamic Sharia law to Somalia in a recent truce with non-moderates.

I’m outraged and frightened for the remaining moderate political refugees in the Horn of Africa.  We Minnesotans need to rescue the entirety of the innocent population and bring them to the land of 10,000 lakes.  Immediately.

And in completely unrelated news, MPR has a story about Minnesota’s first Islamic loan applicants, a Somali family who, “just couldn’t go against their beliefs, (paying interest) even if it meant giving up their dream of owning a home.”

If you’re wondering how the Koran-ok’d loans work, they follow a common pattern of Islam.  Meaning they make little sense, don’t groove with our culture, and they demand brain contortions to be rationalized as proper behavior…

The deal is identical to a thirty-year fixed-rate loan, except there’s no additional interest, because the higher up front price factors in payments that would have been made over the life of a traditional mortgage.

UPDATE: Hot air is onto it.

UPDATE: Creeping Sharia points to Shariah Finance Watch.  A blog that states the IRS does indeed allow an interest deduction on tax returns of sharia compliant murabaha loans that supposedly do not charge interest. To do so, the bank issuing the sharia loan must provide a statement to the home owner detailing interest paid. The homeowner then reports it to the IRS (possibly on IRS Form 1098).

UPDATE: John at Powerline, picks up what I was putting down..

So the interest is included in the sale price and paid over time according to a standard amortization schedule, thereby allowing the home purchaser the fiction that he is not paying interest. What is striking to me is how easily this particular Koranic stricture can be rationalized and circumvented. No such painless solutions have been apparent in the controversies over handling of bacon by sales clerks, transporting of taxicab customers who are carrying alcohol, the need to leave assembly lines for periodic prayers, and so on. One wonders whether a different set of motives is at work in those cases.





England: Screwed Ten Ways Till Sunday

2 02 2009

Look at you…thinking six was more than enough!

New census data shows the Muslim population has ‘risen 10X faster than rest of society,’ and consistent polling suggests at least half of them want England to abide by Sharia Law.

3rdworldtrainThis train may or may not be headed to England, but does that really matter these days?

From TimesOnline

The Muslim population in Britain has grown by more than 500,000 to 2.4 million in just four years, according to official research collated for The Times.  In the same period the number of Christians in the country fell by more than 2 million.  The biggest Christian population is among over-70s bracket, for Muslims it is the under-4s.

Wicked, bru!

Ceri Peach, Professor of Social Geography at Manchester University, said “the groups with the strongest belief in the family and cohesion are those such as the Pakistanis and Bangladeshis. They have got extremely strong family values but it goes together with the sort of honour society and other kinds of attributes which people object to.”

For Democrats and others who can’t wade through moral equivalating mishmash, a little translation is in order.  When Peach says “honour society,” he specifically means the worldwide mass murder of Islam’s daughters by Zionist agents Muslim men and many readers will remember, 75% of Pakistani Britons are married to their 1st cousins!

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Cheerio mates!





How many 10yr Old Girls Can YOU Marry?

14 01 2009

Now I know lots of you might think this is disgusting and so therefore, it must come from Mormonism, but anyone wanna guess which religion/culture brings this to us?

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Here’s more hints:

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YouTube – Clerics Sanction Sex with Infant Girls
(http://www.youtube.com/watch… ) Sorry, link removed by you know, evil Google.

Try this one instead.

Quotation from Ayatollah Khomeini:

“A man can have sexual pleasure from a child as young as a baby. However he should not penetrate, sodomising the child is OK. If the man penetrates and damages the child then he should be responsible for her subsistence all her life. This girl, however does not count as one of his four permanent wives. The man will not be eligible to marry the girls sister.”

Islam permits marriage to girls as young as 9

Iraqi Expert on Islamic Law Calls to Allow Young Girls to Get Married: In Islamic Countries, Girls Get Their Periods at the Age of 8-10.

Dr. Abd Al-Hamid Al-‘Ubeidi: “There is no minimum marriage age for either men or women in Islamic law. The law in many countries permits girls to marry only from the age of 18. This is arbitrary legislation, not Islamic law. Why? Because there might be cases in which it is impossible to keep the girl [single] until the age of maturity.”

There is no argument on this point among Islamic authorities whether Shia or Sunni. They all agree that a Muslim man can have sex with baby girl.

(Quran 65.4) “If you divorce your (child) wife before she reaches menstruation age her idda is three months”.

Prophet Muhammad and pre-pubescent girls. See “thighing.”

Ibn Ishaq: Suhayli, 2.79: In the riwaya of Yunus Ibn Ishaq recorded that the apostle saw Ummu’l-Fadl hen she was baby crawling before him and said,’If she grows up and I am still alive I will marry her.'( p. 311)

Muhammad saw Um Habiba the daughter of Abbas while she was fatim (age of nursing) and he said, “If she grows up while I am still alive, I will marry her.” (Musnad Ahmad, Number 25636)

BABY AISHA

Prophet Muhammad fell in love with Baby Aisha when she was shown by Allah to him in his dreams when she still an infant.  He married her between the ages 6-8.

Bukhari , Volume 7, Book 62, Number 15:

COURTSHIP WITH AISHA

Whenever Prophet Muhammad visited Abu Bakr house he made Aisha sit in his lap and played with her.

Prophet Muhammad: “…Now a Muslim can marry even a day old infant girl.”

It’s all good. Chill out.

I think it’s time we all exhibit a little bit of religious tolerance.  America was founded on freedom of religion and, who are we to judge that our way is better since America has teen pregnancy too!  Besides,”all religions have extremists!

UPDATE: John Hawkins makes some excellent points that must be checked out.

There are a few things that I, as a conservative, believe about culture.

1) All cultures are not equal.
2) American culture, despite its flaws, is the best of them.
3) When other people come here to live, they need to drop their old culture and adopt ours.

Many people, particularly liberals, don’t believe those things. Instead, they believe that,

1) All cultures are equal.
2) Despite #1, American culture is inferior to those in most other countries.
3) When people come to our country, they should retain as much as possible of their old culture.

Okay.

Now, let’s take those two sets of beliefs and run them through a real world filter, shall we?

Here’s what Saudi Arabia’s most senior cleric believes. He undoubtedly speaks for tens, if not hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world, some of whom will be emigrating to this country,

“Ten-year-old girls are ready for marriage, according to Saudi Arabia’s most senior cleric.Sheikh Abdul-Aziz Al Sheikh, the country’s grand mufti, told Al Hayat newspaper that those saying ten or 12-year-old girls are too young to marry are being ‘unfair’ to them.

…Responding to a question about parents who force their underage daughters to marry, the mufti said: ‘We hear a lot about the marriage of underage girls in the media, and we should know that Islamic law has not brought injustice to women.’

The mufti said a good upbringing will make a girl capable of carrying out her duties as a wife and that those who say women should not marry before the age of 25 are following a ‘bad path’.

‘Our mothers and before them, our grandmothers, married when they were barely 12,’ said Al Sheikh, according to the Al-Hayat newspaper.”

So, if Sheikh Abdul-Aziz Al Sheikh and his adherents — or the large percentage of people across the world who believe similarly odious things — come to the United States, do you want the conservative or the liberal approach to culture in place?





Ellison’s Hajj Funded By Unsavory Types

20 12 2008

In this case, “unsavory types” means the indicted, terrorist enabling, Muslim Brotherhood.

Basically, the Jihad paid for him to go, and “forget he’s an American.”

Don’t hold your breath waiting for the Muslim Democrat to argue on behalf of gays or women to the largely bigoted Islamic world.

As reported at Powerline:

Ellison’s relationship with the Muslim American Society of Minnesota should be troubling. The MAS Minnesota stands at the center of many of the religiously inspired controversies that have roiled the Twin Cities. It was the MAS Minnesota’s own fatwa, for example, that prompted Muslim taxi drivers at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to refuse to transport passengers carrying liquor or accompanied by guide dogs. It is the MAS Minnesota that houses the Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy, the Muslim charter school operating in violation of the First Amendment. (Both of these stories were broken by my friend Katherine Kersten in her discontinued Star Tribune column.)

The Muslim American Society that is the parent of MAS Minnesota is a story in itself. The MAS was founded as the American offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood is the radical Islamist organization that originated in Egypt that has put down roots in Europe and elsewhere. See Lorenz Vidino’s excellent Middle East Quaterly essay on the MAS’s efforts to Islamize Europe and Daniel Pipes’s discussion of the MAS’s American efforts.

Then, Powerline channels OutOfTheBlu

Keith Ellison embodies the American left’s weird alliance with radical Islam. How Ellison reconciles his Islamic faith with the Democratic Party’s devout belief in homosexual rights, leftist feminism, abortion rights and every other element of the party’s most radical agenda is a subject that the Minnesota media have somehow left unexplored, along with several others raised by Mitch Anderson in his two Star Tribune puff pieces on Ellison’s Hajj.