Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Uncomfortable Questions, Indeed...

Michelle notes that Investor's Business Daily asks some extremely un-P.C. questions today about the world's fastest-growing cult:

Is Islam the only religion with a doctrine, theology and legal system that mandates warfare against unbelievers?

Is it true that 26 chapters of the Quran deal with jihad, a fight able-bodied believers are obligated to join (Surah 2:216), and that the text orders Muslims to "instill terror into the hearts of the unbeliever" and to "smite above their necks" (8:12)?

Is the "test" of loyalty to Allah not good acts or faith in general, but martyrdom that results from fighting unbelievers (47:4) — the only assurance of salvation in Islam (4:74; 9:111)?

Are the sins of any Muslim who becomes a martyr forgiven by the very act of being slain while slaying the unbelievers (4:96)?

And is it really true that martyrs are rewarded with virgins, among other carnal delights, in Paradise (38:51, 55:56; 55:76; 56:22)?

Are those unable to do jihad — such as women or the elderly — required to give "asylum and aid" to those who do fight unbelievers in the cause of Allah (8:74)?

Does Islam advocate expansion by force? And is the final command of jihad, as revealed to Muhammad in the Quran, to conquer the world in the name of Islam (9:29)?

C.A.I.R.? Over to you...

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Iraqi Embassy: "Christian Peacemakers" are "willfully ignorant" dupes

Rare candor from diplomats:

The Iraqi embassy called [the Christian Peacemaker Teams] "willfully ignorant" and "outrageous," and accused the Chicago-based group of being on the side of anti-democratic forces in Iraq.

"The Christian Peacemaker Teams practises the kind of politics that automatically nominate them as dupes for jihadism and fascism," the embassy's statement said.

Government employees speaking the unvarnished truth? Heads will surely roll...

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Is Hamas Just Another Political Party?


Thursday, March 23, 2006

Rev Franklin Graham: Islam is Evil

Rev. Graham calls it like it is:

(AP) NEW ORLEANS The Rev. Franklin Graham, who outraged Muslims in 2001 when he said that Islam "is a very evil and wicked religion," told an interviewer for Wednesday's edition of ABC News "Nightline" that he hasn't changed his mind about the faith.

Asked by ABC correspondent John Donvan whether Muslim groups had succeeded in altering his outlook about Islam, Graham said "No."

"Do they want to indoctrinate me? Yes. I know about Islam. I don't need an education from Islam," he said. "If people think Islam is such a wonderful religion, just go to Saudi Arabia and make it your home. Just live there. If you think Islam is such a wonderful religion, I mean, go and live under the Taliban somewhere. I mean, you're free to do that."


Afghan Clerics : Abdul Rahman Must Die

More love and peace from the loving Religion of Peace:

KABUL, Afghanistan Mar 23, 2006 (AP)— Senior Muslim clerics demanded Thursday that an Afghan man on trial for converting from Islam to Christianity be executed, warning that if the government caves in to Western pressure and frees him, they will incite people to "pull him into pieces."

In an unusual move, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice telephoned President Hamid Karzai on Thursday seeking a "favorable resolution" of the case of Abdul Rahman. The 41-year-old former medical aid worker faces the death penalty under Afghanistan's Islamic laws for becoming a Christian.

His trial has fired passions in this conservative Muslim nation and highlighted a conflict of values between Afghanistan and its Western backers.

"Rejecting Islam is insulting God. We will not allow God to be humiliated. This man must die," said cleric Abdul Raoulf, who is considered a moderate and was jailed three times for opposing the Taliban before the hard-line regime was ousted in 2001.

Thanks to Michelle Malkin for the tip.

French Riots Turn Violent

The whiny brats of Paris continue with their hissy-fit:

PARIS (AP) — Demonstrators hurled chunks of concrete at police, who responded with tear gas Thursday as protest marches over a contested jobs law again erupted into violence.

Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin and union leaders, meanwhile, agreed to meet for the first time in the standoff.

The five main unions accepted an invitation from Villepin to meet today but said they would only restate their position and would not negotiate unless he withdraws the law. Unions plan a national strike Tuesday.


Meet Haifa Wehbe


Did I mention that Ken Livingstone is an Idiot?

Apparently, Red Ken's been butting heads with Iraqi businessmen David and Simon Reuben over a development project.
That doesn't make him an idiot.
Suggesting that the two Jewish men should "go back (to their own country) and see if they can do better under the ayatollahs" does, however, make him an idiot.
Of course, publicly likening journalist Oliver Finegold (also a Jew) to a Nazi concentration camp guard further confirms his idiocy.
Thanks to Volokh for the tip.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Hitchens: My Ideal War

"I shall go on keeping score about this until the last phony pacifist has been strangled with the entrails of the last suicide-murderer." - Christopher Hitchens

Out With the Old, In With the...Old??

Back when the Taliban was in charge of Afghanistan, they used to do really nasty, repressive things. They would, for example, execute people who converted from Islam to another religion. Luckily, those days are behind the free people of Afghanistan.

Or are they?

KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan man is being prosecuted in a Kabul court and could be sentenced to death on a charge of converting from Islam to Christianity, a crime under this country's Islamic laws, a judge said Sunday.

The trial is believed to be the first of its kind in Afghanistan and highlights a struggle between religious conservatives and reformists over what shape Islam should take here four years after the ouster of the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban regime.


Friday, March 17, 2006

The David Project: Sued But Not Silenced

The Islamic Society of Boston has sued a long list of people who have exposed their support for religiouos intolerance in Boston, including Jewish groups and at least one Muslim scholar. Their strategy seems to be to sue anyone who criticizes them with the idea of bullying the critics into silence.

Dr. Abou-Allaban, who brought [Qaradawi's] message to Boston, now sues The David Project for “defamation.”

We Jews have a special love, even a weakness, for peace and dialogue. Fortunately, there are wonderful people of the Muslim faith who truly despise hatred. We know them. They are our true brothers and sisters and we are their friends. One, Ahmed Mansour, works with Citizens for Peace and Tolerance, another group sued by Dr. Abou-Allaban. Until the ISB leadership truly reflects their values, we will keep Dr. Abou-Allaban’s letter in a special place so that when, G-d willing, our hopes and dreams come true, its wonderful words of peace can be recited with plain honesty and a clean heart.

We appreciate your support.

Thanks to Atlas Shrugs for the heads up.

The Dread Pundit: Passing the Buck at the TSA

Bluto links to this MSNBC report on the effectiveness of our nation's Transportation Safety Authority:

WASHINGTON - Imagine an explosion strong enough to blow a car's trunk apart, caused by a bomb inside a passenger plane. Government sources tell NBC News that federal investigators recently were able to carry materials needed to make a similar homemade bomb through security screening at 21 airports.

In all 21 airports tested, no machine, no swab, no screener anywhere stopped the bomb materials from getting through. Even when investigators deliberately triggered extra screening of bags, no one discovered the materials.

If this is true, this is yet another example of our President being asleep at the wheel in an important area. I just don't understand how these things happen. After all, W did a pretty decent job running a baseball team. Why can't he run the U.S. Government? I just don't get it.


Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Mexico Finds Huge New Oil Reserve

Mexican President Vicente Fox has announced the discovery of a new deep-water oil field, which is believed to contain 10bn barrels of crude.

The field is in the Gulf of Mexico, and Mexico says it could be bigger than its largest oil field, Cantarell.

This is good news, but the downside is, it'll likely bring the price of oil down, which will in turn reduce the cost-effectiveness of alternative energy sources (wind, solar, bio, etc.).


Sunday, March 12, 2006

More on Muslim Porn

A Google Image search for "muslim porn" will bring up this image as one of the top hits. I kid you not.

School District Bans Patriotic Colors

You hear about this sort of politically-correct crap all the effing time. In this case, this young lady and her parents decided to take a stand:

ALBANY -- A 13-year-old Mont Pleasant Middle School student who sued Schenectady school officials for the right to wear a red, white and blue necklace can move her case forward.

U.S. District Judge Lawrence Kahn ruled Tuesday that constitutional issues in the case should be further explored and addressed later, perhaps at trial.

The student, Raven Furbert, filed the civil rights violation claim in U.S. District Court in February 2005, after school officials banned her from wearing a necklace she made to honor soldiers serving overseas, such as her uncle and three other relatives.

Amen to that!

Thanks to Michelle Malkin for the heads up.

Taslima Nasrin on the Conflict of Ideas

"Humankind is facing an uncertain future. The probability of new kinds of rivalry and conflict looms large. In particular, the conflict is between two different ideas, secularism and fundamentalism. I don't agree with those who think the conflict is between two religions, namely Christianity and Islam, or Judaism and Islam. After all there are fundamentalists in every religious community. I don't agree with those people who think that the crusades of the Middle Ages are going to be repeated soon. Nor do I think that this is a conflict between the East and the West. To me, this conflict is basically between modern, rational, logical thinking and irrational, blind faith. To me, this is a conflict between modernity and anti-modernism. While some strive to go forward, others strive to go backward. It is a conflict between the future and the past, between innovation and tradition, between those who value freedom and those who do not."

Wafa Sultan is on FIRE

Wafa Sultan: Can you explain to me the killing of a hundred thousand children, women and men in Algeria, using the most abominable killing methods? Can you explain to me the killing of 15,000 Syrian civilians? Can you explain to me the abominable crime in the military artillery school in Aleppo? Can you explain the crime in Al-Asbaqiya neighborhood of Damascus, Syria? Can you explain the attack of the terrorists on the peaceful village of Al-Kisheh in Upper Egypt, and the massacre of 21 Coptic peasants? Can you explain to me what is going on in Indonesia, Turkey, and Egypt, even though these are Islamic countries which opposed the American intervention in Iraq, and which don't have armies in Iraq, yet were not spared by the terrorists? Can you explain these phenomena, which took place in Arab countries? Was all this revenge on America or Israel? Or were they merely to satisfy bestial wild instincts aroused in them by religious teachings, which incite to rejection of the other, to the killing of the other, and to the denial of the other. When Saddam Hussein buried 300,000 Shiites and Kurds alive, we did not hear a single Muslim protesting. Your silence served to acknowledge the legitimacy of these killings, didn't it?...

What do you want from me? To speak evil of the American society? I've never said that America is the eternal city of Plato, but I did say it was the eternal city of Wafa Sultan. The idealism of American society was enough to allow me to realize my humanity. I came to this country with fear.


Arabs for Israel

To Muslims and Arabs across the globe:

Reject hate, embrace love. Bring out the best in Islam by showing your compassion, gratitude and forgiveness. Make the holy land truly holy by giving Israel and the Jewish people the respect they deserve in their tiny little country. This is not a crisis over land. It is a crisis of the soul; a crisis in our faith, judgement and self confidence. Israel should not be regarded as an enemy, but as a blessing to our neighborhood. We need not fear peace, but embrace it.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

The Pirate Armada Sets Sail...

Ye olde Dread Pundit Bluto has the full scuttlebutt.

Friday, March 10, 2006


Breaking News: Iranian President to Star in Brokeback Mountain II

You heard it here first, folks! According to industry buzz, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has signed a contract to star in the sequel to the blockbuster hit. When asked about the particulars of the deal, Ahmadinejad has so far been cryptic, his comments limited to an exhortation to all people everywhere to unite in a spirit of peace, love and understanding. (Or maybe he said "Kill the Jews." My Farsi's a bit rusty.)


WHAT media bias???

OK, I'm definitely not the world's biggest Cheney fan, but I'd really prefer to make up my mind about Cheney's role (or lack thereof) in our government without the help of subliminal messages from the media. Thanks.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Professor Organizes Disruption of Horowitz Speech

We've long known that organized disruptions of conservative speakers on college campuses have occurred with the tacit approval of many of the faculty and administration. This is the first I've heard of a professor actively organizing a disruption of a speech. I wonder how this professor would feel if other professors were organizing disruptions of her lectures? I'm sure she'd be the first to cry out against the "repression."

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Maybe I owe the Ayatollah an Apology...

As I view this picture of accused "agent of Satan" Salman Rushdie and his wife Padma, one thing is abundantly clear to me:

Salman Rushdie REALLY IS an agent of Satan.

Heck, maybe he IS Satan.


Monday, March 06, 2006


Tension breaker. Had to be done.

Young Arab men, YOU make the call...

Hey, wanna hang out with THIS GUY?

Maybe THIS DUDE is more your kinda guy??

How about THIS WINNER HERE^^^? He looks pretty cool, eh??

Any chance you'd rather spend some time with HER?

Something tells me she's not real big on the jihadi types.

Looks like you've got a real tough decision to make, there...


Meet Roubi (aka Rania Hussein)...


Sunday, March 05, 2006

The Anti-Corn Law League: Blocked in Pakistan

Actually, ALL Blogspot blogs are currently blocked in Pakistan due to posting of pictures of Mohammed (including the one to the right with the flaming head) by Blogspot bloggers, including The Anti-Corn Law League. We appreciate the support of all who have made this possible. I'd sincerely like to thank my father, my mother, my grandparents, etc., etc...

Thursday, March 02, 2006


Just do it! Now! Go out and buy some frickin' LEGOs!!! Hurry!!!

On Humanity...

Every day of my life, this world pisses me off in some little way. Sometimes, I forget how much beauty there is in the world, but there is beauty, and a great deal of it. Some of the world's beauty is in spite of mankind. Much of the beauty is because of it.

Last night I listened to Joe Roggin (the comic) pontificate about how mankind was a cancer growing on the surface of the Earth. It's not an original thought. Ted Kaczynski and other environuts have made the same argument for years. They do make a couple of good points, but their ultimate conclusion is wrong. No doubt we make a lot of messes, but we make a lot of good stuff, as well. I'm frustrated with entire segments of mankind on a regular basis, but I don't hate any one of them. I'm frustrated with them because of their flaws. I'm frutrated with the President for making crummy decisions. I'm frustrated with religious leaders who deceive their congregations. I'm frustrated with religious followers who allow themselves to be used. I'm frustrated with politicians who don't have the courage to do the right thing. I'm frustrated with my own flaws, which are many.

The mobs who called for Christ's crucifixion weren't evil. They were doing what they believed to be the right thing. They believed they were doing good by protecting their faith from a dangerous heretic. Similarly, the mobs protesting and burning flags today aren't evil. They're deceived. We have a world full of flawed, imperfect people. It never has been, and probably never will be, any other way.

"For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do." - St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans

"I cared about what he wanted and I never judged him. Why? Because I never rejected him. In spite of all his imperfections, I'm a fan of man!! I'm a humanist. Maybe the last humanist." - Lucifer, The Devil's Advocate

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Lieberman on Senate inquiry into Dubai Ports

I don't know much, but I know I can generally take Joe Lieberman at his word:

We asked them a lot of questions that they agreed that they would now look into as part of this new 45-day review . . . They made a mistake in not doing so. They subjected their decision to a lot of understandable criticism and anger. It's time to do what they should have done the first time around and to do it fairly.


The Bush Doctrine

blockquote>Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime.
Just in case anyone forgot.

Blankley on Islamistphobia-phobia

Tony Blankely takes on the phobophobes and bigotizers:

In the last few days, several free market and other conservative commentators -- along with various U.S. governmental spokesmen -- have taken to labeling those of us with reservations concerning the Dubai Ports World (DPW) deal as nativist, racist or Islamophobic. With 70 percent of the public in opposition to the port deal, this is as searing a criticism of American tolerance as ever has been hurled from America's cultural or political opponents over the years. No Soviet propagandist or third-world revolutionary has more stingingly libeled the American people.

Amen, brother.
Personally, I'm not sure the bulk of the American people are certain they're not themselves "Islamist-o-phobes" as it's been broadly defined, and I'm not sure the American people are particularly uncomfortable with that.

I've been thinking about this ports issue in particular, and I think that we (the great unwashed) probably lose this one. By "lose," I don't mean that the ports deal will probably go through. Whether or not the ports deal goes through is not the issue. The issue is whether a full investigation of this deal is conducted. The more general lissue is whether institutional changes are effectuated to tighten up scrutiny of ports management in general, and foreign government management of port security in general.

I think this deal will likely be given an extended cursory review and the given the green light. I think the politicians who stood by and watched it go by are likely to pay a price for it in November.