Saturday, March 15, 2008

Defame Islam, get sued

Yahoo! News reported The Muslim world has created a battle plan to defend its religion from political cartoonists and bigots.
They are running out of people willing to blow themselves up, so they are resorting to something we have a surplus of -- lawyers.
... Though the legal measures being considered have not been spelled out, the idea pits many Muslims against principles of freedom of speech enshrined in the constitutions of numerous Western governments.

"I don't think freedom of expression should mean freedom from blasphemy,"
freedom from blasphemy, freedom of blasphemy, and freedom to blaspheme.
said Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade, the chairman of the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference. "There can be no freedom without limits.".
And there can be no limits without freedom.
... "Muslims are being targeted by a campaign of defamation, denigration, stereotyping, intolerance and discrimination," charged Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the secretary general of the group.
Could that have something to do with the 10729 terrorist acts since /11?
The report urges the creation of a "legal instrument" to crack down on defamation of Islam. Some delegates point to laws in Europe criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust
Which the President of Iran does all the time.
and other anti-Semitic rhetoric. They also point to articles within various U.N. charters that condemn discrimination based on religion and argue that these should be ramped up. "In our relation with the western world, we are going through a difficult time," Ihsanoglu told the summit's general assembly. "Islamophobia cannot be dealt with only through cultural activities
It means you have to educate Muslims to behave in a civilized fashion.
but (through) a robust political engagement."....

Jonathan Turley blogged Most view the role of the law as protecting free speech but these leaders appear to view right as only valid if it is not used to insult their religious views.

Hube blogged There's been no word on whether this same conference discussed similar measures for the hatred and defamation of Jews and their religion. You know, that which is taught from the earliest years in Muslim countries.

JammieWearingFool blogged Have you ever seen a bigger bunch of babies than these buffoons? OK, maybe you have, since we're stuck with so many liberals here in the U.S. But seriously, if these poor offended souls don't want to be ridiculed, how about cleaning up your act, stop murdering your women on a regular basis, stop murdering innocent people in the name of your religion, and most of all, just dummy up for five minutes and stop whining.

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an Israeli researcher claimed Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God deliver the Ten Commandments.... "As far Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don't believe, or a legend, which I don't believe either, or finally, and this is very probable, an event that joined Moses and the people of Israel under the effect of narcotics," Shanon told Israeli public radio on Tuesday. Moses was probably also on drugs when he saw the "burning bush," suggested Shanon, who said he himself has dabbled with such substances. and The Dilbert Blog blogged This week’s series in Dilbert caused quite a stir. It featured a new guy in the office whose name is pronounced hay-soos and spelled Jesus. I drew those strips a few months ago, and in my typical careless way I didn’t realize they would be running around Easter time. Oops.

I am sure it was not intentional. NOT!!!
You can see the series here, here, here, here, and here, while they are still in the archive.
Will Jews and Christians be rioting in the streets? How many embassies and other buildings will be burned? How many people will be killed, and how many death threats will the cartoonist receive? Probably none, because Jews believe what they read in the Torah, and Christians know that Jesus is still the Son of God, and neither were harmed by the cartoons.
As you might imagine, I got a lot of e-mail about this strip. Comments were about evenly divided between people who are deeply offended and people who think it was my best work yet. Interestingly, the people most amused often described themselves as religious, and those offended often noted that they were not especially religious.

My favorite rhetorical question, which I received an alarming number of times, was “Why don’t you mock Mohammed next? Huh? Why not?”

Well, aside from the blindingly obvious reason that I prefer life over death,
What about life AFTER death.
I didn’t realize I was making fun of Christianity this week.
And if you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I would like to sell you.
It’s a standard cartoon practice to take well-known historical or fictional stories and put other characters in those roles. I did the same thing with The Wizard of Oz, and no one thought I was insulting Dorothy.
I am not aware of a major faith in which Dorothy is a key figure.
Dr. Rusty Shackleford blogged We like to serve these rare moments of honesty with a side of fava beans and a nice chiante.


Islam for kids

Hat tip to Jawa Report


Friday, March 14, 2008

What really happened

Do you believe that "Zionists" stole land from Palestine? Do you believe that Arabs were in the majority in Jerusalem before Israel was created? Do you believe that "Palestinian Arabs" need a homeland? Do you believe that Arabs have always lived in Palestine? Do you believe that the Arabs living in "Palestine" have always wanted an independent state? Do you believe that the Middle East Conflict is "All About Land"?
Do you believe that the only Middle East refugees were Arabs driven out of their property by Jews? Do you believe that the Palestinian Conflict is about Self Determination?

Click here to see what really happened.

Anf you might want to also check out some of the other items here.


Interfaith harmony

Xinhua reported Indonesia on Friday warned Dutch lawmaker not to release an anti-Islam film which could destroy interfaith harmony, the country foreign ministry said here.
ow much Interfaith Harmony do you have now? Are other faiths permitted to build churches, and preach their faith to anyone that will listen? If a Muslim wants to leave Islam and become a Jew or a Christian or a Hindu or a Buddhist, can he?
Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, who heads the Freedom Party, will release his short film this month, which he says will depict the Koran as a 'fascist book', despite mounting protests and a disagreement from the Dutch government.
And a Dutch government that pretends to allow freedom of speech and thought, but only if not threatened with violence.
Indonesian foreign ministry and religious leaders from all religions have opposed the release, saying it could trigger backlash from Muslims.
A bachlash? From the "Religion of Peace"?????
In 2006, protesting and rioting erupted in many Muslim countries, including the biggest Muslim country, Indonesia, after a publication of the cartoon of Prophet Mohammad with a turban resembling a bomb in a Danish newspaper. It killed more than 50 people and destroyed three Danish embassies.
And all because of a stupid cartoon.
"The Dutch government has failed to convince Wilders not to release the film for the risks of backlash should the film to be released," spokesman of the ministry Kristianto Legowo told a press conference at the ministry office. The spokesman said that the film would hamper the interfaith dialogue that has been actively promoted by Indonesia and other countries.
Was that interfaith dialogue hurt by 9/11? Bali bombings? 7/7 in London? What about the 10721 terrorist attacks since 9/11
"(The film) will be an obstacle to attempts that we and other countries have initiated. We do not want this to occur,"
Then tell the Muslims to behave in a civilized fashion.
said Legowo.

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Forced marriages

Times Online Schools in areas feared to have high rates of forced marriage are refusing to display posters on the issue because they are too hard-hitting, according to a government report.

The problem is a serious one. Do yu think if the posters are more acceptable, they will stop doing what is wrong?
Headteachers are unwilling to put up the posters for fear that they might offend some parents.
Only the parents forcing their children to go to some foreign country and marry a relative that the parents selected are likely to be offended, and they are doing someting which should be stopped.
The disclosure came in findings from the Department for Children, Schools and Families showing that 2,089 pupils were absent from school without explanation in 14 areas of England believed to have a high incidence of forced marriage.... “Some schools in Leeds are displaying the posters but others are concerned that they may offend some of their parents,” the paper said.
Well maybe if they just display the posters in schools where the parents are not doing it, it will be good enough. NOT!!!!!
... Margaret Moran described schools’ resistance to displaying the posters as shocking. She said: “People just don’t want to talk about it.
They don't have to talk about it. Just stop doing it.
“This can involve violence, rape, kidnap — what more important issue can there be? The cultural thing is just a big smokescreen.”

Michelle Malkin blogged Don’t look at this poster! Muslims might be offended.

Bloodthirsty Liberal blogged In a related story, prisons across the land have removed copies of The Ten Commandments from common areas, out of fear that the prohibitions against murder, theft, and perjury would offend the inmates.

Jimmie blogged The article doesn’t specifically say which parents the posters will allegedly offend, but you can make a fairly educated guess that Muslim parents are one of the larger groups.

Which is great from the Muslims’ standpoint. They didn’t even have to make a peep to have their backwards practice tacitly endorsed by the British educational system. I suppose that’s what a few riots will get you these days.

John Hawkins blogged In other words, the ninnies who run the school system over there don't even have the guts to say to people, "Forced marriages are backwards, wrong, and incompatable with the Western values that have made Britain a great nation."

Pursuing Holiness blogged The Orwellian process of culling our speech of anything that has the potential to offend continues apace. These are three ads which were either not displayed or displayed briefly and taken down because they were deemed offensive.

Advertising condemning forced marriages is unacceptable in civilized company. (The forced marriages themselves are evidently A-okay.)


Link Between Saddam and al Qaeda

ABC News reported ABC News has requested and obtained a copy of the Pentagon study which shows Saddam Hussein had no links to Al Qaeda. It's government report the White House didn't want you to read: yesterday the Pentagon canceled plans to send out a press release announcing the report's availability and didn't make the report available via email or online. Based on the analysis of some 600,000 official Iraqi documents seized by US forces after the invasion and thousands of hours of interrogations of former officials in Saddam's government now in US custody, the government report is the first official acknowledgment from the US military that there is no evidence Saddam had ties to al Qaeda.

And yet Ed Morrissey says Saddam supported at least two al-Qaeda groups: Pentagon, Andy McCarthy says CONNECTED: Iraq and al Qaeda , Stephen F. Hayes says How, then, to explain this sentence about Iraq and al Qaeda from the report's abstract: "At times, these organizations would work together in pursuit of shared goals but still maintain their autonomy and independence because of innate caution and mutual distrust"? And how to explain the "considerable overlap" between their activities which led not only to the appearances of ties but to a "de facto link between the organizations?" and goes on to cite other indications in the report.


Identity politics reported The passion fueling the Democrats' history-making presidential campaign is putting two of the party's most important constituencies — women and African-Americans — on what could be a collision course.

At a meeting this week with black newspaper publishers, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton fielded tough questions. Hazel Trice Edney, editor of, asked the New York senator how she plans "to retain the trust and confidence of the African-American community?"
That trust and confidence shuld be based on what she DOES for them, not what she or someone else says about one of them.
Some women who support Clinton are also unhappy. Campaign commentary by some talk radio hosts and TV commentators has been "incredibly sexist," said Irene Natividad, a founder of the National Women's Political Caucus. She said it has put Clinton and her supporters in a bind. "If you don't fight back, you're a wimp," Natividad said. "If you do fight back, you're something that rhymes with witch."
If you can't stand the heat, get ot of the kitchen. Oops, that isn't sexist, is it?
For months, Democratic party leaders have argued the nomination fight is good for the party, drawing voters to the polls in record-breaking numbers. Now, some express misgivings.
It just makes the explosion even bigger.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that "some of the exchange is not at the highest level" and expressed a hope that it "will return to that level.".... Barbara Reynolds, a Howard University professor, said that as an African-American woman she is pained by the increasingly sharp-elbowed Clinton-Obama campaign. "I'm afraid the two groups I love most are going to tear each other apart," she said.
That is what you get by putting up a one term senator with no experience who expects to get elected because of Black Guilt, and a woman whose only claim to fame is being married to a former governor and former president. Could the Democratic party not find a Black Governor or Woman Governor with some executive experience?


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Obama's Pastor

Obama's Pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Has a History of What Even Obama's Campaign Aides Say Is 'Inflammatory Rhetoric'


Cage the recruiters

Pittsburgh Organizing Group announced On Wednesday, March 19, POG will be holding a torch-lit march to a modern day castle of abominations—our local military recruiting station. If the station remains open, we intend to evict it and everything inside of it,
Can someone with a video recorder please tape this, and upload it to You Tube. I would love to see these peacenicks trying to evict everyone from a military recruiting station.
occupy the location, and transform it into something useful for the community. We'll also be bringing a movable cage in which to confine military recruiters
Particularly make sure to tape this. I would love to see them trying to put a Marine in a cage.
until they no longer pose a danger to our friends and neighbors. Of course, the station may be closed
I see your march starts at 6:30 p.m. That may save you from getting you a$$s whipped. Why don't you check and see when they will be open, and make sure you get there during office hours.
and recruiters may flee or hide behind the police apparatus that enables the war to continue.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Asian Muslims protest against Danish cartoons

Yahoo! News reported Hundreds of students burnt tires and blocked roads in the eastern Pakistani city of Multan on Wednesday in protest at the reprinting in Danish newspapers of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad last month.
What did they have to do with the publication of the cartoons? In fact how many people in Multan even subscribe to Danish newspapers?
"All Muslims should fight for Islam," student leader Imran Liaquat told the crowd.
Is Islam so weak that you must burn tires on a road in rural Pakistan, blocking poor farmers from getting to market, to give it strength.
Muslim anger at the satirical cartoons, which first erupted in 2005, sparked a similar protest in Bangkok, the Thai capital where 400 Muslims marched to the Danish embassy to register their discontent.
Do they also protest the publication of other cartoons?
Dozens of police blockaded the embassy gates as the crowd chanted anti-Danish slogans, burnt a Danish flag and stamped on pictures of Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen before dispersing peacefully.
Oh well, as long as it ended peacefully.
At least 50 people have been killed in protests against the publication of the cartoons,
Killed by whom? Roving bands of Danish cartoonists, armed with pens and paper pads, drawing cartoons that cause immediate death? Or perhaps by fellow Muslims told by clerics they should be mad at something they never saw?
which Muslims say are an affront to Islam. Newspapers which have reprinted the cartoons argue they are defending the right to media freedom.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Sex Scandal - In Iran

Adnkronos reported Tehran's police chief, Reza Zarei, has been arrested after he was found nude in a local brothel with six naked prostitutes, according to report on the Iranian Farda News.
Gee, Eliot Spitzer only had one. Did Zarei's cost $4500 each? What was their diamond raiting?
Farda News is a website said to be close to the mayor of Tehran and former chief of the police forces, Mohammed Bagher Qalibaf. Following the raid, Zarei stepped down from his post as police chief. The news of his arrest however was not reported by any official Iranian news agency. According to a popular Iranian website Gooya, the order to raid the brothel was given directly by Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, chief of the judicial authorities.
Will the hookers be stoned, or what?
Before he was arrested, Zarei was in charge of the programme for the 'moralization of the city'.
Looks like he was busy rounding up the hookers.
It is alleged that in the past six months, hundreds of young people have been arrested in Iran for not respecting the Islamic code of behavior.

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The Marines in Berkley

Rob Riggle from the Daily Show interviews Code Pink to find out why they want the Marines to leave Berkley…

Hat tip to Silke from Hooah Wife


Sunday, March 09, 2008

The SNL Barack-calls-Hill-at-3am skit

Hat tip to Michelle Malkin for this SNL opening skit spoofing Hillary’s 3am call ad


Bush Legacy

New York Times reported President Bush on Saturday further cemented his legacy of fighting for strong executive powers, using his veto to shut down a Congressional effort to limit the Central Intelligence Agency’s latitude to subject terrorism suspects to harsh interrogation. Mr. Bush vetoed a bill that would have explicitly prohibited the agency from using interrogation methods like waterboarding, a technique in which restrained prisoners are threatened with drowning and that has been the subject of intense criticism at home and abroad. Many such techniques are prohibited by the military and law enforcement agencies.
Anf the next President is free to tell the CIA not to use them, and given the three candidates, th next President probably will. But the mistake will be that for the next President to make, unbound by a foolish decision made by a Democratic Congress seeking to tie the hands of a Republican President.
The veto deepens his battle with increasingly assertive Democrats in Congress over issues at the heart of his legacy. As his presidency winds down, he has made it clear he does not intend to bend in this or other confrontations
Good for Bush.
on issues from the war in Iraq to contempt charges against his chief of staff, Joshua B. Bolten, and former counsel, Harriet E. Miers.

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