Posts Tagged ‘Islam’

Shari’a Test

September 19, 2008
In the Islamic Republic of Iran, alcohol is seized and destroyed

In the Islamic Republic of Iran, alcohol is seized and destroyed

Can you guess the country being discussed from these quotes?

“There are three countries in the world which ban the discussion of alcohol: Iran, Afghanistan and ________.”

“Today in ________, the sight of a bottle of wine has become as offensive as a picture of war or pornography.”

“_________ may be home to some of the world’s finest wines but it could be about to join the tiny club of Muslim states that forbid their promotion on the internet.”

1. United Arab Emirates
2. Saudi Arabia
3. France
4. Pakistan

The correct answer is #3, France.

Winemakers and other players in the drinks industry are fighting to avert a ban on advertising, sales and even vineyard websites that has been looming ever since a court ruled that the internet should be included in France’s strict laws regarding alcohol advertising.


Behind Closed Doors

September 14, 2008

Undercover and behind closed doors, after a security check to screen non-Muslims, what do British Muslims have to say on the anniversary of September 11, 2001? Some select quotes:

“Islam is superior and will never be surpassed. The flag of Islam will rise over Downing Street.”

“It may be by pure conversion that Britain will become an Islamic state. We may never need to conquer it from the outside.”

“We do not integrate into Christianity. We will ensure that one day you will integrate into the Sharia Islamic law. Our eyes are on Downing Street.”

“It would be easy for us to declare Jihad in Britain and each one of us could become a time-bomb waiting to go off.”

“The blame of 9/11 belongs to no one but the American government. They are the terrorists.”

This is a chilling report, complete with photographs and a video that Scotland Yard has requested a copy of. Read the whole article, whatever country you live in.

Despite the screams of outrage by civil libertarians and Barack Obama and his supporters in the United States, there has not been a terror attack here since 2001. Great Britain has been attacked in 2005, 2006, and 2007.

September 11, 2008

September 10, 2008

I live in a somewhat remote area of Pennsylvania. Close to Philadelphia, but far enough away from the noise and dust and dirt (and did I mention the noise?) to make me happy. I can walk a quarter mile away from my home and see Pennsylvania almost exactly as William Penn saw it more than 300 years ago. Not a house in sight, nothing but trees and mountains and the fertile soil that helps to feed the citizens of this country.

The one thing that is different from 300 years ago is the passenger jets, flying their standard route from Pittsburgh or Ontario or points to the north, passing 20,000 feet overhead with a clockwork precision of distance between them. Flying a proscribed route from northwest to southeast, slowly descending as they move toward the Philadelphia/Baltimore/Washington corridor. I like to walk into the middle of the field after the sun has just set and watch the airline lights slowly, silently appear to the northwest, one after the other, hum as they pass overhead, then disappear to the south. As the night sky gets darker they begin to separate in distance and slowly disappear and the sky becomes quiet and the birds and crickets and owls become noticeable and the deer begin to move from the forest and I know it’s time for me to surrender the night to nature.

The hijacked passengers on Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, traveling at 400 miles an hour would have passed over my house, by my estimation, in about eight minutes. If it had been at night, I would have seen the plane appear on the horizon. The plane would have moved over the urban sprawl of the Philadelphia/Baltimore/Washington area, where the population of the cities is numbered in the millions. Fifteen minutes after they first appeared they would have been over the center of Washington, DC.

The hijackers of that day were not poor, they were far, far from being uneducated, but simply rigorous adherents of a 7th century religion sorely, desperately in need of reform. Seven years after the tragedy of that day, Islam is no closer to fulfillment of that need to co-exist with other religions than it was on that dreadful day. Many countries around the world have since that day, or after their own tragedies, have had to create new legislation, infringe to some small or great extent (depending upon your political views) the liberties of its citizens to prevent further mass murdering rampages by the true believers and strict adherents of the words of Mohammed. Yet, day after day, the terror incidents continue in other countries, the battle for Islamic supremacy continues.

The vigilance must continue, candidates for office must be elected who will continue to balance the need for security against the loss of freedom, for the battle is not over. The World Trade Center was first attacked by strict Islamists on February 26, 1993. This symbol of American freedom and prosperity was not destroyed in that initial attack. They returned, eight years later, to finish what they had been unsuccessful at first accomplishing. Whether you are eight minutes away, or it is eight years later, Islam must continue to be confronted and forced to capitulate to the 21st century. The force of public opinion has unimaginable power over elected officials. Let your voice be heard.

Oval Office 2009?

July 14, 2008


American Flag burning in fireplace

Obama in Muslim garb

Painting of Osama Bin Laden over mantel

Michelle Obama with ‘fro, AK-47, camouflage, and urinary issue

Yup, I think it might be satire. If the purpose of the illustration is to mock conservative voters, it may very well have hit the mark. But then again, those of us that are familiar with the apostate Barack Obama know that there are approximately 1.5 billion Muslims on this planet who take their religion very seriously and very much consider Barack as one of their own.

I’d rate it a two on the fatwa scale. Some minor seething, many letters to the editor, and a boycott or two. Not quite into the realm of Salman Rushdie level of hiding necessary for the artist, or Theo Van Gogh level of outrage which necessitated (in the minds of hard-core Islamists) his murder on the streets of Amsterdam.