August 28 - Dampening a Policeman's Ardour
If you’re wearing a hijab, be wary of RCMP recruitment drive ... More than 400 women are involved in a lawsuit against the RCMP for allegedly ignoring rampant sexual harassment.
Shireen Ahmed Special to the Globe and Mail, August 26
For the Prophet and his out-of-this-world Patron, the sight of a single strand of a woman’s hair could cause a man to experience a Pavlovian-like reaction, an uncontrollable urge to hump the owner of the stray curl then and there, which is why He imposed such a severe, uncompromising dress-code on women*.
Hijab wearing women may be just what the doctor ordered for the allegedly easily aroused male officers of the RCMP.
* An argument could be made that the veil was meant to conceal a woman's identity when answering the call of nature in nature – for privacy, not piety.
August 27 - Burkini Buzz: For the Love of a Religion that Hates Them
The burkini is not an indictment of Islam, but of women. Not the burkini-clad women who caused that kerfuffle in Corsica. They had no choice; they were being herded to water like some stallion's prized mares. No, it's an indictment of women who wear the burkini because of their love of a religion that hates them.
Women, who, because of their love of a religion that hates them, have answered the call of clerics and scholars like Tariq Ramadan to invade the public space dressed in traditional Islamic garbs as a way of promoting the religion that hates them everywhere.
August 26 - Burkini Buzz: Freedom from Religion Denied
Top French court makes initial ruling to overturn burkini ban
Reuters August 25
The impact of this ruling for France will not be unlike what came after the decision in Ontario Human Rights Commission and Theresa O'Malley vs. Simpsons-Sears.
Expect more rulings which discriminate against secularists. The Fragile Exception has just gotten a lot more brittle!
August 25 - Burkini Buzz: The Battle on the Beaches Moves to the Court Room
France's Human Rights League (LDH) and the anti-Islamophobia association (CCIF), after failing to convince a court in Nice to overturn a ban at a beach (not Cannes) near the city, have asked France's highest administrative court, the Council of State (Conseil d'Etat) to rule on the matter.
A decision is expected within days.
In a major survey, 64% of citizens polled agreed with the bans which, at this writing covered (no pun intended) 26 beaches, most of them on the French Riviera.
Whatever the court decides, Nicolas Sarkozy, in an interview with Le Figaro said that, "not to do anything about the Burkini" would mean "another reversal for the Republic."
Sarkozy's argument is not unlike the one I made yesterday.
August 24 - Burkini Buzz: Marketing Your God
Aheda Zanetti, who claims the trademark on the name burkini and burqini, said online sales were up by 200% ... She said the design was partially inspired by reports of France banning the hijab in schools to discourage the growth of Islam.
BBC News Aug 2016
It's all about promoting your religion as Ms. Zanetti, who added a hood to the venerable pantsuit and called it swimwear, makes clear.
As with the hijab, non-Muslim women are volunteering to also become billboards for a religion which considers them stupid and evil, having swallowed whole the canard that it is about freedom-of-choice.
The burkini is not unlike a provocative advertisement. And, like all promotions on public property, even if it is one for a faith which bills itself as The Religion of Peace in spite of evidence to the contrary, it can and should be subject to regulations.
Burkini Buzz: Corsica, Cannes, Marseille
August 23 - Blasphemies in Jeopardy
Islamic radical pleads guilty in historic war-crimes case of cultural destruction ... Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, a former Islamist leader in northern Mali and the first jihadi to be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court, stood in a courtroom in The Hague on Monday and apologized for falling under the influence of “deviant” and “evil” people in extremist groups such as al-Qaeda.
Globe and Mail Aug 22, 2016
Why the apparent senseless destruction?
Related: Cultural Genocide - March 2
August 22 - Dancing Too Close To A Mosque
Unlike dancing too close to ISIS, dancing next to a mosque in a progressive jurisdiction like Malaysia will only get you two years in prison if convicted.
Malaysian singer Namewee held for 'insulting Islam'
The offending video, for his song Oh My God, was first released in July and features him rapping in front of places of worship around Malaysia.
[In the video] the singer makes several religious references, using terms such as "Allah" and "Hallelujah".
Namewee and three others also appear to sing and dance in front of Buddhist and Taoist temples, inside a church and outside a mosque.
Namewee insists that Oh My God was intended to promote religious harmony. But on Monday, Malaysian police remanded the 33-year-old singer in custody for four days to investigate him for "defiling a place of worship with intention to insult religion".
The charge carries a jail term of up to two years.
BBC News, August 22, 2016
Unlike women and girls, men are allowed to dance and sing in public, therefore the offence is dancing in front of a mosque. Like Katy Perry did, when accused of insulting the Prophet in a video, the offending scene has been removed.
It's another made-up petty offence for which Islam is famous; the clerics and scholars taking their cue from a god and a prophet obsessed with controlling every aspect of a believer’s existence.
Of course, what I consider petty preoccupations, a believer might expect no less from a deity, even if such worldly concerns and attention to the minutia of daily life leave very little room for spiritual or intellectual growth.
Allah fastidiousness is even more pronounced in His Messenger. For example, don't perform the prayers exactly as he demonstrated*, and the least of your worries will be spending time in jail.
Narrated Abdullah bin Masud:
The Prophet recited Suratan-Najm at Mecca and prostrated while reciting it and those who were with him did the same except an old man who took a handful of small stones or earth and lifted it to his forehead and said, "This is sufficient for me."
Later on, I saw him killed as a non-believer.
* Doing the prayers exactly as the Prophet demonstrated and at the prescribed time is of such importance in Islam, that, under Sharia law, a believer is authorized to used deadly force to stop anyone from interfering with his devotions. You have been warned.
August 21 - Dancing Too Close To ISIS
The death toll in the attack in the southern city of Gaziantep has now risen to 50, the local governor's office said, with almost 100 wounded.
A suspected suicide bomber targeted guests at a Kurdish wedding as they danced in the street.
Gaziantep, near the Syrian border, is known to have several IS cells.
"The suicide bomber who attacked the party was a child between the ages of 12 and 14," President Tayyip Erdogan said.
BBC News Aug 21
24:31 And tell the believing women to cast down their eyes and guard their private parts and not show their finery, except the outward part of it. And let them drape their bosoms with their veils ...
Let them, also, not stamp their feet, so that what they have concealed of their finery might be known. Repent to Allah, all of you, O believers, that perchance you may prosper.
Witnesses said that women and children were among the dead. If the women among the dancers were moving their feet in a way that would have revealed their finery e.g. breasts, then this is HADD offence and this is without taking into account the not insignificant sin of khalwat.
From a holy warrior's perspective their murder would have been justified even if men and children had to be killed to get to the women sinners.
Do not assume that the boy's age means he was not familiar with the Koran and what is a HADD offence.
There is a very common ceremony practiced throughout most of the Muslim world called Khatmi-Qur’an. It is the ceremony to recognize and celebrate a child’s first full reading of the Koranic text in Arabic.
Most children complete the first full reading of the Holy Book between the age of four and seven*.
(See also Transforming Children into Mass-Murderers, April 13, for another way of transforming children into mass-murderers using sayings of the Prophet.)
The bomber's age may be an indication of desperation for Islamic State to ignore the example of the Prophet who set 15 as the age a boy could participate in hostilities.
As to the killing of the innocent, in one instance, the Koran justifies their murder in the much referenced exploits of Khidr, a holy man who sinks a ship belonging "to some poor fellows" to deprive a king of his prize.
18:79 “As for the ship, it belonged to some poor fellows who worked upon the sea. I wanted to damage it, because, on their trail, there was a king, who was seizing every ship by force.
* Mosques around the world have the equivalent of Sunday school classes for children to assist parents in indoctrinating their progeny into the Koran and getting them ready for the Khatmi-Qur’an.
Unlike children learning what Allah reminds the believers are distortions of what He revealed to the Jews, the reason for sending His final instructions for mankind via the greatest communicator of them all, an illiterate Arab merchant He could trust with telling the truth, children attending classes in Koranic studies are not shielded from the nasty bits.
This is not only because the Bible, the King James version contains ten times the number of words, but what is in the Koran is not meant to be reflected upon, but memorized with the memorizers expected to do or not do what they have committed to memory.
What Were They Thinking?
August 20 - Moderates as Adversaries
In looking to stem the tide of radicalization at home, Western countries must inevitably look to the Muslim community for their miracle worker; non-Muslims, Christians in particular, being mostly clueless or notoriously misinformed about Islamic scriptures.
In any event, why would young men determined on doing God's dirty work listen to perverts.
Moderation means different things to different people as Canada's vaunted police force discovered when it gave its support, then distanced itself from the final product of the Islamic Social Services Association and the National Council of Canadian Muslims "a handbook aimed at stopping young Canadians from being recruited by extremist groups, saying parts of the booklet have an 'adversarial tone.'"
Based on the RCMP's experience, transparency must be the watchword at The Office of Community Outreach and Counter-radicalization; an open-book policy which includes keeping and making available to the general public transcripts of conversations with prospective holy warriors aimed at dissuading them from their career choice.
August 19 - Reaching a Radical
Following the fatal police shooting of would-be suicide bomber Aaron Driver, Canada’s Public Safety Minister says the Liberals will “up our game” in the fight against terrorism by imminently hiring a deradicalization adviser.
Globe and Mail, August 18, 2016
The best a deradicalization expert can to do to stop a young person bent on death and destruction is to convince them to wait; to convince them that killing a whole bunch of people here or going to Syria or some other god-forsaken place to kill people there on Allah's behalf will, at this time, do more harm than good and hope that they will outgrow their bloodlust.
To demand more from someone who knows their Koran and/or is familiar with the sayings of the Prophet is to ask them to abandon their faith (read The Real Distinction between a Moderate and an Extremist, July 1, 2016).
August 18 - It was never about the religion!
An analysis of thousands of leaked Islamic State documents reveals most of its recruits from its earliest days came only with the most basic knowledge of Islam.
The Associated Press, August 16
It was never about the religion, not then and not now. It is the booty and a licence to kill which makes Islam so attractive to so many young men who answer the call to do God's dirty work.
Can't get a date, join Islamic State and fight and kill for Allah and help yourself to what the Koran says is rightfully yours: the property of the unbelievers you kill including their wives and daughters which you can force to marry you or keep as sex-slaves to rape at your leisure.
When men are put to death en masse, it's up to the leader of the holy warriors who participated in the slaughter, as demonstrated by the Prophet after the massacre of the Jews of the Banu Qurayzah, to ensure everyone gets their fair share of the dead men's wives and children as Islamic State has been doing.
Narrated Ibn Umar:
Bani An-Nadir and Bani Quraiza fought (against the Prophet violating their peace treaty), so the Prophet exiled Bani An-Nadir and allowed Bani Quraiza to remain at their places (in Medina) taking nothing from them till they fought against the Prophet again).
He then killed their men and distributed their women, children and property among the Muslims, but some of them came to the Prophet and he granted them safety, and they embraced Islam.
For the pathetically gullible who are into instant gratification and don't care to put in the effort, the suicide bomber route is just the ticket to a supersized materialistic hedonistic life-style. One second you are here, and the next second you are there with houris and blushing maidens at your beck and call. How cool is that?
Another timely reminder about what some young people are dying for.
August 17 - The Man Who Made the Murder of Priests and Monks a Priority
The Muslim 100 - The Lives, Thoughts and Achievements of the Most Influential Muslims in History by Muhammad Mojlum Khan is a well-written, deceptively amateurish, powerful convincing argument to convert to Islam.
The author, an Imam to Her Majesty’s Prison Service, in the following excerpt from his panegyric lauds Ibn Taymiyyah (b. 1263 - d.1328) as "the Muslim world's greatest thinker, ideologue and warrior... continue
August 16 - Burkini Buzz: Corsica
A village mayor in Corsica has banned full-body swimsuits known as "burkinis" after a beach brawl between families of North African descent and local youths...
Witnesses say hatchets and harpoons were used in the Sisco beach brawl.
Witnesses say the brawl began after the Muslim families objected to photos being taken by a tourist. When a local teenager, with a group of friends on the beach, also took a photo the brawl erupted ....
BBC News, August 15, 2016
A Ferengi-like moment where real-life is stranger than the fiction of extra-terrestrials being turned on by fully-dressed females and therefore insist that they be buck naked at all times unless intimacy is in the offing.
According to Le Figaro newspaper, older men who were herding their burkini clad women and came prepared to defend their dignity attacked the teenagers with hatchets.
This is getting so weird that the weirdness may be the straw that breaks the proverbial camel's back; that will see imposing rational limits on accommodating the irrational becoming the norm.
Then again, it could go the other way, especially if pitiless violence is threatened if the irrational is not fully accommodated by the rational.
August 15 - Making It All Worthwhile
We need to step up efforts to stem Muslim youth radicalization
Sheema Khan, Globe and Mail, Aug. 14, 2016
Yes we need to, and it's urgent.
Sheema Khan is a semi-regular columnist and apologist at Canada's newspaper of record and the daily with the largest weekly readership. Unfortunately, Ms. Khan, as she tends to do, even when making observations about which we can all agree, can't resist blaming the West for the "bad things" done in the name of her God and His Messenger.
I am a regular contributor to the comment section of the Globe and Mail. More often than not my remarks about Islam will not make it pass their censor; especially if I offer a relevant, if notorious verse of the Koran and/or a saying of the Prophet.
Perhaps surprisingly, my response to Ms. Khan's accusation that it is mostly our fault if young people are attracted to terrorism, they let pass.
At Boreal, we strive to explain the ostensibly complicated in terms we can all understand. It is our motto. Maybe we are reaching you based on the praise showered on Boreal Books' rebuttal of Sheema Khan. That is encouraging.
August 14 - The New Politics
Western Democracies are undergoing fundamental changes which only those who have read the Book can fully appreciate. One of those changes will impact on how ostensibly secular democracies function, if .... continue
August 13 - The Avoidable Trials of Charlie Hebdo
France investigates threats against Charlie Hebdo newspaper
The Associated Press Aug. 12, 2016
If the Western democracies had told the homicidal protesters to stuff it and published the cartoons in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo and in defence of freedom of expression, we would not still be reading about threats against the magazine and no cartoonists need have died at the hands of extremists.
The worse is yet to come if history is any guide,
August 12 - Burkini Buzz: Cannes
The mayor of Cannes in southern France has banned full-body swimsuits known as "burkinis" from the beach ... women wearing burkinis will be invited to change into a more "respectful" costume.
BBC News, August 12
It's about showing respect, but also about removing a looming ominous presence wearing what mayor David Lisnard said "was a symbol of Islamic extremism" that might take away from your enjoyment of a day at the beach.
August 10 - Volleyball Attire at the Olympics and the Koran
Which of the two players – the hijab wearing Egyptian player on the left or the German player on the right – is dressed according to Koranic standards?
Both, with the German player slightly more so if her visible hair is taken into account. It all has to do with what Allah considers a "woman's finery" ... continue
August 9 - What Michael Phelps and God's Messenger have in common
A number of Olympians - including the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, Michael Phelps - have been photographed with large red circles on their skin.
What are they, and why is everyone suddenly going dotty over them?
Swimmers and gymnasts, particularly from Team USA, are among those seen sporting the mysterious dots ...
They are the result of a practice known as "cupping"; an ancient therapy where heated cups are placed on the skin.
BBC News, August 8, 2016
Cupping and the Prophet
August 8 - When blowing up hospitals is a good thing, for some people
Suicide bombing at Pakistani hospital kills more than 60
Quetta - The Associated Press. Aug 8, 2016
Hospitals, as we discovered in Syria, are fair targets for holy warriors if within their precinct real and imagined enemies of Allah are being taken care of in defiance of His Decree to "overlook their injury".
33:48 And do not obey the unbelievers and the hypocrites*, overlook their injury and trust in Allah. For Allah suffices as Guardian.
* One definition of hypocrites in Allah's Book is Muslims who find reasons not to kill and die for Him.
3:167 And that He might know the hypocrites. When it was said to them: “Come, fight in the way of Allah or defend yourselves”, they replied: “If only we knew how to fight, we would have followed you.” On that day, they were closer to disbelief than to belief. They say with their tongues what is not in their hearts; and Allah knows best what they concealed!
August 7 - Could the United States be the Satan described by the Prophet?
Iran: Nuclear scientist [Shahram Amiri] executed for spying for 'Great Satan' U.S.
CNN August 7, 2016
God's Messenger on Satan, Devils and the Jinn
August 6 - Old v. Young
“ISIS will come for our women”. That’s how one resident expressed his fears about the proposed settling of refugees in the US state of Montana.
BBC Aug 4, 2016
It is young Muslim men who should worry about their women. Young women and post-pubescent girls are highly prized in Islam, especially by old and middle-age men.
It is mostly young men who kill themselves in Allah's Cause while men with long grey or greying disheveled beards stay home with the females. Why are they not the ones helping with the fight by blowing themselves up? After all, it does not require much physical stamina to walk into a crowd with a bomb under your djellaba or to drive a car full of explosives at an unsuspecting target.
Allah promised all men, not just young men, but all men who die in His Cause an out-of-this-world harem of blushing maidens and houris (sexually adept female-facsimiles).
55:56 Therein (Paradise) are maidens lowering their glances and they have not been touched, before them by any man or jinn.
56:22-24 And wide-eyed houris, Like hidden pearls; As a reward for what they used to do.
What should make middle-age and old men even more keen on killing themselves in Allah's Cause is the Prophet's disclosure that Allah will make the old young again when they enter Paradise.
It was narrated from Mu’aadh ibn Jabal that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The people of Paradise will enter Paradise hairless, beardless with their eyes anointed with kohl*, aged thirty or thirty-three years.”
Could it be that the old don't believe what they are selling to gullible young people and simply want to eliminate the competition for what the apocryphal Maude Barnstone called the hard bodied.
As Judgement Day approaches, old men will do more than send young people to their death.
I heard the Prophet saying, "In the last days (of the world) there will appear young people with foolish thoughts and ideas. They will give good talks, but they will go out of Islam as an arrow goes out of its game, their faith will not exceed their throats. So, wherever you find them, kill them, for there will be a reward for their killers on the Day of Resurrection."
Bukhari 61.577 .
War and Fantasies
August 5 - Burkini Buzz: Marseille
'Burkini-only day' at French waterpark criticised
BBC Aug 4, 2016
The objections raised had less to do with the swimwear then the fact that women who refused to enjoy the public water park covered from their knees to their necks would not be allowed into the park on Burkini-only days.
The two-piece burkini (also spelled burquini) as demonstrated by Nigela Lawson (English journalist, broadcaster, television personality, gourmet, and food writer Wiki):
The two-piece burkini and it's even more modest "veilkini" may not be much of an improvement over the traditional one piece djellaba a "long loose-fitting robe with full sleeves" and a hood worn by both women and men.
Basically, for observant women, you swim, if you can call it that, in the same clothing you wear every day.
Not so for men, of course.
Following is what Dalal Al-Bizri, Lebanese sociologist and columnist for the pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat had to say about swimming fully clothed.
Any woman who has ever tried to swim fully-clothed is aware that she is not swimming; she can only, at best, struggle with the weight of her waterlogged clothing. This, in addition, to the nasty skin abrasions caused by the corrosive combination of salt and sand that gets embedded in clothing that takes forever to dry.
And of course, especially “the long, opaque djellaba” is not an impediment to sex. Quite the opposite.
By clinging to the skin, by hugging the contours of the human body, these soaking-wet garments are much more suggestive than any ordinary swimsuit. The power of seduction of young women draped in this fashion and constrained in their movements is increased tenfold.
Women's forbearance with the limits set by a prudish man and his equally puritanical mentor knows no bounds.
August 4 - Females as Frontmen for the Bad Boys of Islam
Frontman: a person who represents an organization and works to make its image more appealing to the public.
Indonesia’s top court hears case on criminalizing gay sex
Jakarta — The Associated Press, Aug 4, 2016
"Indonesia’s constitutional court is considering whether to make gay sex a crime after accepting a judicial review petition" from Family Love Alliance, an umbrella group of Islamic activists headed by a Ms. Rita Hendrawaty whose views closely parallel Baroness Warsi.
Warsi, a former chairman of the Conservative Party and senior minister in David Cameron’s government would like to see less separation of church and state in Britain and campaigns against what she calls “militant secularization.”
In Canada you had the Hérouxville Fourteen, and more recently the hijab promoters at city hall.
Margaret Wente may have an explanation for why it is women who have become the face and voice of radical Islam.
August 3 -The Death of an Extraordinary Exception
First Arab Nobel science winner Ahmed Zewail dies. The Egyptian-born Nobel-winning scientist Ahmed Zewail has died in the US, aged 70.
Mr Zewail won the Nobel chemistry prize in 1999 for his pioneering work in femtochemistry, the study of chemical reactions in ultra-short time scales.
A professor at the California Institute of Technology, he was a science advisor to President Obama and the first Arab scientist to win the Nobel Prize.
BBC Aug 3, 2016
In Allah’s Universe, you may not even speculate about what He tells you is the absolute truth, which you must believe "with certainty", no matter the incongruity.
Mr. Zewail's accomplishment is that much more extraordinary considering the disincentive that is Allah’s blanket embargo against seeking knowledge that might contradict what He has revealed in His Koran.
This impediment to the pursuit of empirical knowledge, which Al-Qaeda condemns as the whispering of Satan, may be largely responsible for the Muslims world, which constitutes 21 percent of the world’s population (2011), having produced only 10 Nobel Prize laureates, with only two in the physical sciences, Pakistani Abdus Salam 1979 laureate in physics and Ahmed Zewail 1999 chemistry.
Not to be overlooked is the requirements of an Islamic education where priority is given to learning Arabic and attempting to memorize the Koran in its entirety; the negative impact on critical thinking just as damaging, if not more, than the time not available to non-religious subjects.
August 2 - Papal Political Correctness Pilloried
Speaking onboard the papal plane as he returned to Rome from Poland, the Pope told reporters why he doesn't uses the word "Islam'' when discussing terrorism.
"It's not right to identify Islam with violence. It's not right and it's not true,'' he said. "I believe that in every religion there is always a little fundamentalist group.''
And referring to organised crime in Italy, he added: "These are baptised Catholics. If I speak of Islamic violence, then I have to speak of Catholic violence.''
... It inspired @HaussmannParis to create the hashtag #PasMonPape which translates as "not my Pope". A hashtag which within hours became the number one trend in France, which has suffered several Jihadist terror attacks in recent weeks.
As the hashtag gained traction it became clear that @HaussmannParis was not alone in thinking that the pontiff had betrayed the Catholic faith.
BBC News, August 2
Equating Islamic terrorism with ordinary non-sectarian murders committed by the mafia is a bit of an apple and oranges comparison unless it is about two criminal organisations. If that was not the Pope's intention, he might as well have brought up The Inquisition for which the Figaro has a ready answer.
July 30 - Birds of a Feather
The world’s at war, but not a war of religions, Pope Francis says
Krakow, Poland - The Associated Press, Jul 29
Of course he would say that!
Reads well, but shops would be very reluctant to stock something on this subject that isn't by a scholar or authority of some kind or other. If you could get some endorsements.
In looking to satisfy a publisher’s requirement that I obtain the endorsement of a religious scholar or authority of some type before they would consider publishing Pain, Pleasure and Prejudice, my wife's cousin, who was then Rector of Saint Paul University in Ottawa arranged for me to meet with an eminent European theologian and guest lecturer at the university who had written extensively on Islam and the Koran.
He asked if my book presented the Koran or the Prophet in a positive light. I said "no, not always". He refused to even read it and handed me back my manuscript.
His concern was that the Bible also contained questionable passages, and for him to endorse a book that contained even mild criticisms of the Koranic text was to invite retaliation in kind which would only benefit the enemies of religion.
The Pope, the archbishops*, the ayatollahs, the mullahs, the rabbis ... all birds of a feather.
* This us against them cronyism was evident in Archbishop Rowan Douglas Williams' chastisement of the British government for urging Muslims to discard the niqab (a face covering veil with a narrow slit for the eyes), warning "it would advance the cause of secularism in British society.”
July 29 - Cartoon Characters: Then and Now
A significant number of women will not vote for another woman. It may have to do with an intractable low self-esteem which God's Messenger instinctively nurtured to his and his Mentor's advantage. It worked, and to this day women flock to his banner in the hundreds of millions.
Bill Clinton, in his speech to the Democratic Convention said that Donald Trump had made of the first female contender for the Presidency of the United States a cartoon.
If the United States is to elect its first female President, men in large numbers will have to go out and vote for her to offset the low self-esteem women's vote which will go to the cartoonist.
July 28 - Microterrorism
Microterrorism on a massive scale may turn out to be the most effective terror weapon of all. It's terror with only a cutting edge, or a thrusting point ... more
July 27 - Obama's Half-Brother and Muslim Immigration
Obama’s half-brother says he will vote for Trump
Trump’s stance against Muslims coming in to the United States was understandable even to Muslims like himself, Malik said.
"I’m a Muslim, of course, but you can’t have people going around just shooting people and killing people just in the name of Islam"
Reuters, July 27
With an extended family which includes believers, President Obama is probably better acquainted with the tenets of Islam than any other previous occupant of the Oval Office. So, why is he against vetting prospective Muslim immigrants based on their support of the Sharia, as Trump would do if elected?
God's Law, the meaning of Sharia, does not recognize separation of Church and State while demanding the separation of the superior believers from the lesser until such a time that they can impose Allah's Will by force as Islam has done throughout its history as benefits a conquering religion which brooks no equal.
61:9 It is He Who sent His Messenger forth with the guidance and the religion of truth, to make it triumph over every religion ...
Islam was never a religion of peace. Islam is the religion of fighting. No-one should believe that the war that we are waging is the war of the Islamic State. It is the war of all Muslims, but the Islamic State is spearheading it.
It is the war of Muslims against infidels. There is no excuse for any Muslim not to migrate to the Islamic State ... joining is a duty on every Muslim. We are calling on you either to join or carry weapons [fight] wherever you are.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in an audio message made public May 14, 2015
Christianity's nemesis also threats women as inferiors, expects Christians and Jews to humbly pay a tax, the Jizya to Muslims for allowing them to live and breathe and expects homosexuals to be killed in the most horrible manner.
Unlike the Bible, the Koran contains no moral absolutes where unbelievers are concerned, including killing them and lying to them if it will advance Allah's Cause.
4:71 O believers, be on your guard; so march in detachments or march altogether.
4:72 Indeed, among you is one who will stay behind, so that if a disaster befalls you, he will say: “Allah has favoured me, since I have not been a martyr with them.”
4:73 If, however, a bounty from God comes to you, he will say, as though there was no friendship between you and him: “Would that I had been with them; then I would have won a great victory.”
Even if a test might prove ineffective in the majority of cases because of Allah condoning lying if it will make Islam triumph over every other religion sooner rather than later, I believe it is foolhardy not to test the level of commitment of adherents to a religion which targets all non-believers for assimilation or extermination.
Just do it, and let the Supreme Court decide if Islam is a religion which deserves the Constitutional guarantees available to non-malevolent faiths.
Muslim Immigration - 4 Questions
July 25 - Why Dead Children Don't Matter
More Afghan children were killed or injured in the first half of this year than in any six-month period since 2009, says the UN.
A total of 1,601 civilians deaths were recorded among all ages between January and June, of which 388 were children.
Children have always been fair game in Allah's World as He made abundantly clear in holding up Khidr who kills a boy he fears will abandon Islam as a righteous example to emulate.
Indiscriminate mass-murderers in Allah's Cause may also take comfort in the words of Arnaud Amalric*, reprised by the apocryphal Muhammad Abdulla, that "god will sort out his own" should their victims be believing children who would not have abandoned the faith later in life.
* Arnaud Amalric (died 1225) was a Cistercian abbot who took a prominent role in the Albigensian Crusade. He is remembered for supposedly advising a soldier, who was worried about killing orthodox Catholics instead of just heretic Cathars prior to the sack of Béziers, to simply kill everyone as God would sort it all out later. Wiki
July 24 - Murdering Those Who Wear Colourful Hats
Islamic State has said it was behind an attack on a protest march in the Afghan capital, Kabul, that killed 80 people and wounded 230.
The IS-linked Amaq news agency said two fighters "detonated explosive belts at a gathering of Shia" in Kabul.
The attack in Deh Mazang square targeted thousands from the Shia Hazara minority who were protesting over a new power line, saying its route bypasses provinces where many of them live.
BBC News July 23
They wore bright pillbox hats and clothes decked with silver. Rather than covering their faces, they stood still and watched me. I noticed how pale their skin was and their slender Mongolian eyes, unusual for Afghans. One of the girls smiled ... these people were the Hazara.
The Places in Between by Rory Stewart*
For a holy warrior of the Sunni persuasion, the girls colourful way of dressing and their behaviour was reason enough to murder the women and the men who will not enforce Allah's Law where females are concerned** let alone a demand for electricity and the modern conveniences that comes with it.
* In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan-surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers.
** Sex is a means to an end. It is Allah's way of gaining and rewarding the loyalty of men. Having come to the conclusion that men aspire to no higher ideals than to fornicate to their hearts content, He promises them sex in spades in this world and even more in the next if they will worship Him and only Him. Women’s loyalty, on the other hand, will be assured by making men their overlords ...
From Women and the Koran - A Devine Bias
July 23 - A Misconception About Suicide in Islam
A commentator on CNN said that the Munich shooting could not have been a terrorist attack for the shooter, in defiance of the teachings of the Koran, killed himself when his death would not advance Allah's Cause as is the case of suicide bombers who, in death, rid the world of a few or an overabundance of unbelievers.
Yes the Koran, in one revelation, does say "do not kill yourselves" but in the context of a commercial dispute.
4:29 O believers, do not consume your wealth illegally, unless there be trading by mutual agreement among you; and do not kill yourselves. Allah is indeed merciful to you!
In any event, whether the shooter did it because of Allah's demand that you " kill them wherever you find them" or was influenced by the murderous acts of true believers, or even Breivik who slaughtered young people to broadcast his opposition to Muslim immigration, there is no escaping the root cause.
July 22 - The New Reality
From the movie Poltergeist
Munich shooting: Police say nine dead
German police are engaged in a huge anti-terror manhunt in the city of Munich after nine people died in a shooting at a shopping centre ...
The security forces have been on alert after a teenage migrant stabbed and injured five people on a train in Bavaria on Monday in an attack claimed by so-called Islamic State.
Emigrating in the Cause of Allah
July 21 - Saudi Arabia, Pokémon No Go
Saudi Arabia renews fatwa for Pokémon Go ... Saudi Arabia's top clerics have renewed a religious edict that warns against playing Pokémon - this time as the wildly popular mobile phone application Pokémon Go.
The Telegraph, July 20
A reality game where children chase "digital critters" is not like the Prophet's child-bride playing with a winged horse, of which her husband approved knowing them to be real having flown on one to Paradise where he met with Allah and negotiated the obligatory prayers..
July 20 - Making Assad Look Good
Rebels 'filmed beheading boy' in Aleppo
Videos have emerged online that appear to show Syrian rebels taunting and then beheading a boy they say is a captured Palestinian pro-government fighter.
One video shows five men posing with the frightened child, who could be as young as 10, in the back of a truck.
One of the men grips him by the hair. The same man is later filmed apparently cutting the boy's head off.
BBC News July 19
This is again Muslims killing Muslims, and a child at that. Imagine what they would do to those whom Allah considers perverts should their protector be toppled.
Mass Executions in Syria by Rebels May Be War Crimes
UN News Centre, January 16, 2014
July 19 - The Lie About Honour Killings
The murder of Qandeel Baloch lifts the lid on misogyny in Pakistan
Shaista Aziz for the Globe and Mail July 18
Honour killings in countries where Islam is the dominant religion seldom have anything to do with misogyny, but with the religion of peace's concept of self-respect or Ghira.
When a believer kills for honour's sake e. g. Shafia Honour Killings he is proving to Allah that he too has Ghira by murdering someone who indulged in what, out of self-respect, Allah declared sinful behavior.
This is not to say that the male-centric universe that Allah and the Prophet expound and praise, and the low esteem in which both hold females, especially God's Messenger, has not contributed to men killing women for other than to maintain their self-respect.
The Real Obscenity (June 1)
July 18 - Nice Massacre: A Quickie Radicalization
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said "the killer had apparently been radicalised very quickly" which is why "he was not known to French intelligence services for radicalisation."
For the majority you can only be radicalized quickly if your upbringing conditioned you to heed the call to murder the unbelievers en masse. And when that call comes in earnest it may not be from a distant caliphate but from your neighbourhood minaret.
And there lies the dilemma for the West should it admit that there is a correlation between the proliferation of mosques and madrassas and radicalized youth and decide to do something about it. When it does, the clerics will have no choice but to invoke the third condition to fight the unbelievers to the death: "To remove any government that will not allow the free practice of Islam within its borders"*.
In essence, for impeding their efforts, as demanded by the Koran, to make the religion of truth triumph over the losers i.e. liars which are all of Faiths other than Islam in Allah's Book.
61:9 It is He Who sent His Messenger forth with the guidance and the religion of truth, to make it triumph over every religion ...
3:85 Whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted from him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.
* The other two conditions being 1. To defend a community or nation from aggressors. 2. To liberate people living under oppressive regimes.
Killing Unbelievers Halal
July 17 - Nice Massacre: Islam's Appeal to the Insecure
“He had problems with his body,” said [psychiatrist] Hamouda. “He said: ‘Why am I thin? I’m not happy with my body.’”
Reuters, July 17
It was narrated from Mu’aadh ibn Jabal that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The people of Paradise will enter Paradise hairless, beardless with their eyes anointed with kohl*, aged thirty or thirty-three years.”
The Prophet said, "Last night two men came to me (in a dream) and made me ascend a tree and then admitted me into a better and superior house, better of which I have never seen. One of them said, ‘This house is the house of martyrs.’"
56:22-24 And wide-eyed houris, Like hidden pearls; As a reward for what they used to do.
A made-to-measure groomed body, wide-eyed houris (sexually adept female facsimiles programmed by Allah to satisfy a holy warrior's every sexual fantasies for an eternity) and the best house in Paradise!
What insecure young man could resist committing mass-murder and dying for Allah with the reward it entails.
* God's Messenger was very much into makeup. He liked to colour his beard using a bright orange natural dye called henna. For eye makeup (and perhaps protection from the sun) he used khol an ancient eye cosmetic made by grinding galena (lead sulfide) and other ingredients such as animal fat.
Some believers will have khol circles around their eyes and orange strands in their beard as a sign of affinity with the Prophet’s grooming habits.
Perfume, Makeup and the Prophet
July 16 - Turkey: No Exception to the Rule
By using man-made laws to further the cause of Allah we were using democracy the way it was intended, to vote God into government and to vote out those who would exclude Him. Democracy never had a more noble purpose.
At this point in their history, give most Muslims the freedom to vote, and they will freely vote to tear out their political freedoms by the root.
Sam Harris author of the New York Times bestseller, End of Faith, W. W. Norton, 2004.
The election of Morsi in Egypt and his attempt to transform Egypt into the equivalent of a Caliphate with himself as Caliph (Leader of the Believers) which prompted a military intervention proved the validity of Harris' statement. Turkey, it was hopped, would be the exception to the rule, then came Erdogan.
In the perfect society envisioned by the perfect human being democracy has no place.
Democracy as Violence Against Islam
July 15 - Crushing Children to Death in Nice
France in mourning as truck attack kills 84 in Nice, including 10 children
Ottawa Citizen July 15.
The most bone-chilling assessment of your children's future you will ever read.
July 14 - Crushing Humanity to Death in Nice
Crushing unbelievers beneath the wheels of a truck is reminiscent of Abraham crushing an animal beneath his feet placed there by Allah as an example of what you do to disbelievers.
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "On the Day of Resurrection Abraham will meet his father Azar whose face will be dark and covered with dust.
(The Prophet Abraham will say to him): 'Didn't I tell you not to disobey me?'
His father will reply: 'Today I will not disobey you.'
Abraham will say: 'O Lord! You promised me not to disgrace me on the Day of Resurrection; and what will be more disgraceful to me than cursing and dishonoring my father?'
Then Allah will say (to him):' 'I have forbidden Paradise for the disbelievers."
Then he will be addressed, 'O Abraham! Look! What is underneath your feet?'
He will look and there he will see a Dhabh (an animal,) blood-stained, which will be caught by the legs and thrown in the (Hell) Fire."
If learning the Koran and the example of His Messenger are central to the transformation of human beings into cold-blooded killers, then unlearning It and discrediting the tactics of its champion have to be part of the solution.
An impossible task perhaps, but maybe we can reduce the Book's and the Messenger's nefarious influence by limiting access to madrassas and mosques, especially for children and adolescents as the Chinese have done.
At the very least, we should talk about why the Book is so good at what it does.
July 12 - Doing Right by Your Religion (rev)
Bin Laden’s son threatens revenge for father’s assassination
Reuters July 10, 2016
Allah, with His account of brother killing brother (the Koran does not mention Adam’s two sons by name), establishes a fundamental difference between the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth and His Revelations.
Where Jesus said to turn the other cheek, Allah countered with repay a wrong done to you in kind and a wrong done to Me, or my Messenger, in spades.
17:33 Do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden except for a just cause. Whoever is killed unjustly, We have given his heir the power [to demand satisfaction]; but let him not exceed the limit in slaying, for he will be the victor.
To "not exceed the limit in slaying" Hamza bin Laden will have to limit his vengeance to killing Obama and/or his family. If what the President did is considered a crime against Allah or His Messenger, then the Compassionate will expect their murder to be of the most gruesome kind.
5:33 Indeed, the punishment of those who fight Allah and His Messenger and go around corrupting the land is to be killed, crucified, have their hands and feet cut off on opposite sides, or to be banished from the land. That is a disgrace for them in this life, and in the life to come theirs will be a terrible punishment.
The protection available to the President and his family after he leaves office will have to be intrusive and constant for the rest of their lives. To avoid punishment 5:33, perhaps this protection should include a scenario where they are swiftly killed or given the means to kill themselves in the event they are kidnapped.
Considering the uncertain future they face could you blame any of them if they submitted to the Will of Allah if it will avail them of the Mercy He is lauded for from his followers. They will say that Trump was right, that they were always one with the Religion of Peace, but that should not matter for the man who proved his metal in his pursuit of Osama bin Laden.
July 7 - Muslim Celebrity Calls for an End to Animal Sacrifice
Muslim clerics have criticised Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan over comments he made about the practice of animal sacrifice in Islam
The actor is known for his roles in The Life of Pi and Slumdog Millionaire.
Clerics advised the Muslim actor to refrain from "making random statements about our religion "
Sher Qazi Khalid Usmani, another cleric, said the actor "should keep his mouth shut as he has no knowledge about the religion"
BBC News July 7
He knows enough, and like many Muslims who are sensitive to the suffering around them, including that of animals tortured to death because of some religious ritual from the Dark Ages, he would like to see a kinder, gentler Islam, but the clerics will have none of it.
Being an Indian Muslim probably saved Khan from accusations of blasphemy and a death sentence.
July 6 - A Record-Breaking Ramadan and When Holy Became Synonymous With Evil
Ramadan, the month of conquest and jihad ... make it a month of calamity everywhere for the non-believers.
Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, ISIS spokesman in a May audiotape,
Islamic State got its wish... continue