by, Dennis Prager | Town Hall
What do anti-Semitism, racism and Islamophobia have in common?
In fact, nothing.
But according to Islamist groups, Western media and the United Nations, they have everything in common. Anti-Semites hate all Jews, racists hate all members of another race, and Islamophobes hates all Muslims.
Whoever coined the term “Islamophobia” was quite shrewd. Notice the intellectual sleight of hand here. The term is not “Muslim-phobia” or “anti-Muslimist,” it is Islam-ophobia — fear of Islam — yet fear of Islam is in no way the same as hatred of all Muslims. One can rightly or wrongly fear Islam, or more usually, aspects of Islam, and have absolutely no bias against all Muslims, let alone be a racist.
The equation of Islamophobia with racism is particularly dishonest. Muslims come in every racial group, and Islam has nothing to do with race. Nevertheless, mainstream Western media, Islamist groups calling themselves Muslim civil liberties groups and various Western organizations repeatedly declare that Islamophobia is racism.
To cite three of innumerable examples: The Guardian published an opinion piece titled, “Islamophobia should be as unacceptable as racism”; the European Union has established the European Monitoring Center for Racism and Xenophobia; and the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission of Australia notes that “Muslims have also been the target of racism in Australia, often referred to as Islamophobia.”
Even granting that there are people who fear Islam, how does that in any way correlate with racism? If fear of an ideology rendered one racist, all those who fear conservatism or liberalism should be considered racist.
Of course, some may argue that whereas conservatism and liberalism are ideas, Islam is a religion, and while one can attack ideas, one must not attack religions. It is, however, quite insulting to religions to deny that they are ideas. Religions are certainly more than ideas — they are theological belief systems — but they are also ideas about how society should be run just as much as liberalism and conservatism are. Therefore, Islam, or Christianity, or Judaism, or Buddhism should be just as subject to criticism as conservatism or liberalism.
However, the only religion the West permits criticism of is Christianity. People write books, give lectures and conduct seminars on the falsity of Christian claims, or on the immoral record of Christianity, and no one attacks them for racism or bigotry, let alone attacks them physically. The head of the Anti-Defamation League announces that conservative Christians are the greatest threat to America today, and no one charges him with racism or Christianophobia.
The statement may be an expression of hysteria and of ignorance, but not of racism. But if one says that Islam does not appear compatible with democracy or that the Islamic treatment of women is inferior to the West’s, he or she is labeled a racist Islamophobe.
One might counter that maligning people for criticism is not only true of those who criticize Islam, it is also true of critics of Israel and of America — the former, it is said, are immediately labeled “anti-Semitic” and the latter are immediately labeled “unpatriotic.” Neither is true at all. Both are, and I use this word rarely, lies.
No one is labeled anti-Semitic for merely criticizing Israel. People are labeled anti-Semitic for denying Israel’s right to exist, for siding with those who wish to exterminate it or for singling out the Jewish state alone among all the nations of the world for attacks that most other countries deserve far more.
And no one in any responsible capacity has called anyone “unpatriotic” just for criticizing America. Sen. Hillary Clinton claimed during the last Democratic presidential debate that the Defense Department called her “unpatriotic” for asking whether the Defense Department has a plan to withdraw American troops from Iraq. Yet the term “unpatriotic” was not only not used in the response to the senator, it was not even hinted at.
The fact remains that the term “Islamophobia” has one purpose — to suppress any criticism, legitimate or not, of Islam. And given the cowardice of the Western media, and the collusion of the left in banning any such criticism (while piling it on Christianity and Christians), it is working.
Latest proof: This past week a man in New York was charged with two felonies for what is being labeled the hate crime of putting a Koran in a toilet at Pace College. Not misdemeanors, mind you, felonies. Meanwhile, the man who put a crucifix in a jar of urine continues to have his artwork — “Piss Christ” — displayed at galleries and museums. A Koran in a toilet is a hate crime; a crucifix in pee is a work of art. Thanks in part to that brilliant term, “Islamophobia.”
Video courtesy of: CAIRtv
The outline below contains the answers to the very questions Muhammad did not want his followers to know. Namely that Islam is a sanitized version of ancient polytheistic moon worship which he invented to exercise military control.
by, Sanjay Rai | h/t John Tanguay
Does the Qur’an define the word “Allah”? No.
Was the name “Allah” revealed for the first time in the Qur’an? No
Does the Qur’an assume that its readers have already heard of “Allah”? Yes
Should we look into pre-Islamic Arabian history to see who “Allah” was before Muhammad? Yes.
According to Muslim tradition, was Muhammad born into a Christian family and tribe? No
Was he born into a Jewish family or tribe? No
What religion was his family and tribe? Pagans
What was the name of his pagan father? Abdullah (Abd + Allah)
Did Muhammad participate in the pagan ceremonies of Mecca? Yes
Did the Arabs in pre-Islamic times worship 360 gods? Yes
Did the Pagan Arabs worship the sun, moon and the stars? Yes
Did the Arabs build temples to the Moon-god? Yes
Did different Arab tribes give the Moon-god different names/titles? Yes
What were some of the names/titles? Sin, Hubul, Ilumquh, Al-ilah.
Was the title “al-ilah” (the god) used of the Moon-god? Yes
Was the word “Allah” derived from “al-ilah?” Yes
Was the pagan “Allah” a high god in a pantheon of deities? Yes.
Was he worshipped at the Kabah? Yes.
Was Allah only one of many Meccan gods? Yes
Did they place a statue of Hubul on top of the Kabah? Yes.
At that time was Hubul considered the Moon-god? Yes.
Was the Kabah thus the “house of the Moon-god”? Yes.
Did the name “Allah” eventually replace that of Hubul as the name of the Moon god? Yes.
Did they call the Kabah the “house of Allah”? Yes
Did the pagans develop religious rites in connection with the worship of their gods? Yes.
Did the pagans practice the Pilgrimage, the Fast of Ramadan, running around the Kabah seven times, kissing the black stone, shaving the head, animal sacrifices, running up and down two hills, throwing stones at the devil, snorting water in and out the nose, praying several times a day toward Mecca, giving alms, Friday prayers, etc.? Yes.
Did Muhammad command his followers to participate in these pagan ceremonies while the pagans were still in control of Mecca? Yes (Yusuf Ali, fn. 214, pg. 78).
Did Islam go on to adopt these pagan religious rites? Yes. (Yusuf Ali: fn. 223 pg. 80).
Were al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat called “the daughters of Allah”? Yes.
Did the Qur’an at one point tell Muslims to worship al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat? Yes. In Surah 53:19-20.
Have those verses been “abrogated” out of the present Qur’an? Yes.
What were they called? “The Satanic Verses.” Yes.
Was the crescent moon an ancient pagan symbol of the Moon-god throughout the ancient world? Yes.
Was it the religious symbol of the Moon-god in Arabia? Yes
Were stars also used as pagan symbols of the daughers of Allah? Yes
Did the Jews or the Christians of Arabia use the crescent moon with several stars next to it as symbols of their faith? No
Did Islam adopt the pagan crescent moon and stars as it religious symbol? Yes.
As Islam developed over the centuries, did it adopt pagan names, pagan ceremonies, pagan temples and pagan symbols? Yes
Is it possible that most Muslims do not know the pagan sources of the symbols and rites of their own religion? Yes.
Are they shocked to find out the true sources of their ceremonies and stories? Yes
Can Islam be the religion of Abraham if it is derived from paganism? No
What then is Islam? A modern version of one of the ancient fertility cults.
Is the “Allah” of the Qur’an, the Christian God of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? No
Do the Jews say that the Muslim “Allah” is their God too? No
Then who’s god is Allah? Paganism.
– Sanjay Rai
by, Francois Gautier | h/t Siddharth Vishnoi
The massacre of 6 million Jews by Hitler and the persecution that Jews suffered all over the world in the last 15 centuries has been meticulously recorded after 1945 and has been enshrined not only in history books, but also in Holocaust museums, the most famous one being in Washington DC. It has not been done with a spirit of revenge: look at Israel and Germany today, they are in the best of terms; yet, the facts are facts and contemporary Germany has come to terms with its terrible actions during Second World War.
Hindus have suffered also a terrible Holocaust, probably without parallel in human history. Take the Hindu Kush for instance, probably one of the biggest genocides of Hindus. There is practically no serious research ever done about it and no mention in history books. The Hindu Kush is a mountain system nearly 1000 miles long and 200 miles wide, running northeast to southwest and dividing the Amu Darya River Valley and the Indus River Valley. The Hindu Kush has over two dozen summits of more than 23,000 ft in height and historically its passes, particularly the Khyber Pass, have been of great military significance, for they provide access to the northern plains of India. Most foreign invaders have used the Khyber Pass: Alexander the Great in 327 BC, Mahmud of Ghazni, in 1001 AD, Timur Lane in 1398 AD, or Nader Shah in 1739 AD.
Yet, in the first millennium before Christ, two major Hindu kingdoms, those of Gandhaar (Kandahar) and Vaahic Pradesh (Balkh of Bactria) had their borders extending far beyond the Hindu Kush. The kingdom of Gandhaar, for instance, was established by Taksha, grandson of Bharat of Ayodhya and its borders went from Takshashila (Taxila) to Tashkent (corruption of ‘Taksha Khand’) in the present day Uzbekistan. In the later period, the Mahabharat, one of India’s greatest epics speaks of Gaandhaari as a princess of Gandhaar and her brother, Shakuni as a prince and later as Gandhaar’s ruler (the last Hindu Shahiya king of Kabul, Bhimapal was killed in 1026 AD). Then came in the 3rd century B.C. Buddhist emperor Kanishka, whose empire stretched from Mathura to the Aral Sea (beyond the present day Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Krygzystan) and under his influence Buddhism flourished in Gandhaar. The two giant Buddha sandstones carved into the cliffs of Bamian, which have been destroyed by the Taliban, date from the Kanishka period.
In Persian, the word ‘Kush’ is derived from the verb Kushtar – to slaughter or carnage. Encyclopaedia Americana says of Hindu Kush: The name means literally ‘Kills the Hindu’, a reminder of the days when Hindu slaves from Indian subcontinent died in harsh Afghan mountains while being transported to Moslem courts of Central Asia. Encyclopaedia Britannica for its part mentions “that the name Hindu Kush first appears in 1333 AD in the writings of Ibn Battutah, the medieval Berber traveller, who said the name meant ‘Hindu Killer’, a meaning still given by Afghan mountain dwellers. Unlike the Jewish holocaust, the exact toll of the Hindu genocide suggested by the name Hindu Kush is not available. “However, writes Hindu Kush specialist Srinandan Vyas, the number is easily likely to be in millions”.
A few known historical figures can be used to justify this estimate. Encyclopaedia Britannica recalls that in December 1398 AD, Timur Lane ordered the execution of at least 50,000 captives before the battle for Delhi; likewise, the number of captives butchered by Timur Lane’s army was about 100,000 . Encyclopaedia Britannica again mentions that Mughal emperor Akbar ‘ordered the massacre of about 30,000 captured Rajput Hindus on February 24, 1568 AD, after the battle for Chitod, a number confirmed by Abul Fazl, Akbar’s court historian. Afghan historian Khondamir notes that during one of the many repeated invasions on the city of Herat in western Afghanistan, which used to be part of the Hindu Shahiya kingdoms “1,500,000 residents perished”. “Thus, writes Vyas, it is evident that the mountain range was named as Hindu Kush as a reminder to the future Hindu generations of the slaughter and slavery of Hindus during the Moslem conquests”.
Since some of the Moslem conquerors took Indian plainsmen as slaves, a question arises: whatever happened to this slave population? The startling answer comes from New York Times (May-June 1993 issues). The Gypsies, who used to be wandering peoples in Central Asia and Europe since around the 12th Century, have been persecuted in almost every country (the Nazis killed 300,000 gypsies in gas chambers). Until now their country of origin could not be identified, as their language has very little in common with the other European languages. Recent studies however show that their language is similar to Punjabi and to a lesser degree to Sanskrit. Thus the Gypsies probably originated from the greater Punjab. The time frame of Gypsy wanderings also coincides with early Islamic conquests; hence most likely their ancestors were driven out of their homes in Punjab and taken as slaves over the Hindu Kush.
Why does not the Government of India tell Indian children about the Hindu Kush genocide? The horrors of the Jewish holocaust are taught not only in schools in Israel and USA, but also in Germany, because both Germany and Israel consider the Jewish holocaust a ‘dark chapter’ in the history. Yet, in 1982, the National Council of Educational Research and Training issued a directive for the rewriting of school texts. Among other things it stipulated that: ‘Characterization of the medieval period as a time of conflict between Hindus and Moslems is forbidden’. Thus denial of history, or Negationism, has become India’s official ‘educational’ policy. Fortunately, the present Government of India ill soon initiate, it is hoped, a rewriting of History school books, although this policy will surely come under attack as “a dangerous saffronization” of history.
This is why Foundation Against Continuing Terrorism (FACT), which I started, has opened the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum of Indian History in Pune, which shows Indian History as it HAPPENED, not as it has been written. It records not only the genocide of Hindus at the hands of Muslim invaders, but also the terrible persecutions by the Portuguese (also hardly mentioned in Indian History books). We also included the British – nobody knows that 20 millions Indians died of famine between 1815 and 1920, a genocide, as the English broke the agricultural backbone of India to get raw materials which they needed, cotton, jute etc. the plight of the Kashmri Pandits etc.without speaking of the plunder of India by them.
Please tell your friends in Pune and Mumbai to come and visit this Museum, it’s 12 minutes from the Pune airport, past the Air Force base, past Lohegaon village, 300 metres on the right after the Marathwada College of Engineering.
– Francois Gautier
by, Saeed Ahmed | CNN | h/t Siddharth Vishnoi
Ananta Bijoy Das, 32, was killed Tuesday morning as he left his home on his way to work at a bank, police in the northeastern Bangladeshi city of Sylhet said.
Four masked men attacked him, hacking him to death with cleavers and machetes, said Sylhet Metropolitan Police Commissioner Kamrul Ahsan.
The men then ran away. Because of the time of the morning when the attack happened, there were few witnesses. But police say they are following up on interviewing the few people who saw the incident.
“It’s one after another after another,” said Imran Sarker, who heads the Blogger and Online Activists Network in Bangladesh. “It’s the same scenario again and again. It’s very troubling.”
Video courtesy of: PigMine 2
Das’ death was at least the third this year of someone who’d posted pieces online critical of Islam. In each case, the attacks were carried out publicly on city streets.
In March, Washiqur Rahman, 27, was hacked to death by two men with knives and meat cleavers just outside his house as he headed to work at a travel agency in the capital, Dhaka.
The three victims are hardly the only ones who have paid a steep price for their views.
In the last two years, several bloggers have died, either murdered or under mysterious circumstances.
In 2014, Reporters Without Borders reported that a group calling itself Defenders of Islam in Bangladesh had published a “hit list” of writers it saw as opposing Islam.
“They listed 84 bloggers, mostly secularists. They listed 84 of them,” said blogger Asif Mohiuddin, whose name was on the list. “Nine of them are already killed and many of the were attacked.”
Das was an atheist who contributed to Mukto Mona (“Free Thinkers”), the blog that Roy founded.
Mukto Mona contains sections titled “Science” and “Rationalism,” and most of the articles hold science up to religion as a litmus test, which it invariably fails.
While Das was critical of fundamentalism, in Islam and other religions, and of the attacks on secular thinkers, he was mostly concerned with championing science.
He was the editor of a local science magazine, Jukti (“Reason”), and wrote several books, including one work on Charles Darwin.
In 2006, the blog awarded Das its Rationalist Award for his “deep and courageous interest in spreading secular & humanist ideals and messages in a place which is not only remote, but doesn’t have even a handful of rationalists.”
“He was a voice of social resistance; he was an activist,” said Sarker. “And now, he too has been silenced.”
Taking to the streets
Soon after Das’ death, his Facebook wall was flooded with messages of shock and condolence. And hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Sylhet demanding that the government bring his killers to justice.
“We’ve heard from Ananta’s friends that some people threatened to kill him as he was critical of religion,” Das’ brother-in-law Somor Bijoy Shee Shekhor said.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
“We are ashamed, brother Bijoy,” someone posted on Das’ Facebook page.
“Is a human life worth so little? Do we not have the right to live without fear?” wrote another.
Police are investigating all three recent deaths, but few believe the real culprits will be brought to justice.
“One of the reasons it’s come to this stage because a) they know they can get away with it. Anyone can get away with anything at this point,” said Shahidul Alam, another blogger. “There is no such thing as the rule of law. And despite these attacks, the government has taken no serious attempt to bring perpetrators to justice or investigate what’s happened.”
Bangladesh has an ever-dwindling number of outspoken voices. Deaths like Das’ only helps to silence the remaining few.
United We Stand With the Bloggers of Bangladesh
‘..He may have violated the Muslim-ordained prohibition against a Jew uttering a prayer to G-d..’
by, The Jewish Press | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
Jerusalem police Sunday morning arrested a young man who ascended the Temple Mount allegedly prayed there before his wedding at night.
The Honenu legal defense organization said one of its lawyers is at the police station and trying to win the release of the man.
The Israeli government accepted the Muslim Waqf authority on the Temple Mount. The Waqf forbids Jews and Christians from carrying any religious items to the holy site, and it goes berserk when one of its guards sees a Jew even moving his lips and possibly uttering a prayer to God.
It is not known exactly what the groom allegedly said.
The Chief Rabbinate of Israel prohibits Jews from ascending the Temple Mount on the basis of Halachic rulings, but many rabbis in recent years have permitted and even encouraged going to certain areas after the traditional immersion in a ritual bath.
Last week, a groom identified as Michael Basus visited the holy site before his wedding and stopped long enough to speak at the Grooms and Mourners Gate to talk about Judaism.
The Talmud relates a discussion of how Jews in the time of the Holy Temples comforted mourners and praise the grooms.
Below is the video, in Hebrew, of Basus and his friends on the way to the Temple Mount, under police guard.
by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
The ignorance of this story speaks for itself. One would think that the Israeli government would be the last one to be persecuting Jews on the Temple Mount. Arresting a Jew for praying at the holiest site in Judaism.
Although, I am equally dismayed, if not more so, at the ‘Rules for Commenting’ on the “Jewish Press” website.
Here is a screen-shot of the rules. (Please read them carefully…)
Do you see what I see?
They begin by refraining; ‘..We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website..’
Okay.. I get that. The name of the site kinda’ gave it away…
Then, they go on to state; ‘..If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked..’
Whoa.. what was that?
‘..foreign religions, gods or messiahs..’ [‘..your permission to comment may be revoked..’]
What the hell does that mean?
Are they saying.. if a person is Jewish and happens to believe in the Messiah..they are less of a Jew?
Because, if that is what they are saying.. that sounds a lot like religious supremacy, intolerance and bigotry to me.
Please, correct me if I am wrong.. but, that’s what it sounds like.
I mean, let’s not let historical fact (ie. truth) get in the way of our narrative.
‘..unless you believe exactly what ‘we’ do..you are not allowed to comment..’
Sounds like Nazism..
Well, here at ‘sharia unveiled’ ..we do not believe in sourcing sites that are operated by intolerant religious bigots.
Therefore, we will NOT be sourcing the Nazi Press.. uh, I mean.. the ‘Jewish Press’ in the future.
And might I recommend, the staff at the Jewish Press try reading Torah for once, with a focus on Micah.
And something else just occurred to me..
The ‘staff’ at this ‘..religious Jewish website..’ spelled out the name of G-d. Check it out at our “source” link below. We took out the “o” in the subtitle here on our site.. but “they” didn’t.
That is ABSOLUTELY FORBIDDEN in Judaism. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCE are you to ever spell out the full name of G-d.
So, in addition to being intolerant religious bigots at the ‘Jewish Press’ who know nothing of Torah and historical truth.. they are also hypocrites that disavow the most sacred tenets of Judaism.
Perhaps ‘they’ shouldn’t be commenting on their site.
by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
The Islamic State in the United States (ISUS), the North American affiliate of the Syrian based terrorist organization ‘ISIS’ has issued a multi-faceted press release.
The statement begins with the Arabic/English transliterated heading: ‘..Bismillah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem..’ which translates as; ‘..In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful..’ and is entitled: “The New Era.”
The author, Abu Ibrahim Al Ameriki (Abu Ibrahim ‘the American’) is obviously addressing the Muslims in the United States with his message that begins with a death threat towards Pamela Geller, a renowned American freedom fighter and defender of human rights.
Ms. Geller, the primary intended target in the recent Muslim terrorist attack in Garland, Texas is best known for her fearless defense of constitutional liberty and her relentless defense of the persecuted, from all faiths. Her courage of conviction in the face of adversity is what makes her the true leader that she is in the counter-jihad movement today. Unfortunately, it’s these same qualities that place her at the top of Islamic terrorist hit-lists. As the saying goes.. ‘..if you’re not catching flak, you’re not over the target..’ Well, Ms. Geller lives each day directly over the target.
The statement goes on to mention that ISIS currently has at least 71 trained terrorists inside the United States, in 15 different states. Five of the fifteen states listed are as follows: Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, California, and Michigan. The writer of the document proclaims; ‘..23 of the 71 fighters are currently assigned future missions [terrorist attacks] and are just awaiting the order to strike.
Here is the statement in it’s Original form:
Bismillah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem
“The New Era”
To our brothers and sisters fighting for the Sake of Allah, we make dua for you and ask Allah to guide your bullets, terrify your enemies, and establish you in the Land. As our noble brother in the Phillipines said in his bayah, “This is the Golden Era, everyone who believes… is running for Shaheed”.
The attack by the Islamic State in America is only the beginning of our efforts to establish a wiliyah in the heart of our enemy. Our aim was the khanzeer Pamela Geller and to show her that we don’t care what land she hides in or what sky shields her; we will send all our Lions to achieve her slaughter. This will heal the hearts of our brothers and disperse the ones behind her. To those who protect her: this will be your only warning of housing this woman and her circus show. Everyone who houses her events, gives her a platform to spill her filth are legitimate targets. We have been watching closely who was present at this event and the shooter of our brothers. We knew that the target was protected. Our intention was to show how easy we give our lives for the Sake of Allah.
We have 71 trained soldiers in 15 different states ready at our word to attack any target we desire. Out of the 71 trained soldiers 23 have signed up for missions like Sunday, We are increasing in number bithnillah. Of the 15 states, 5 we will name… Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, California, and Michigan. The disbelievers who shot our brothers think that you killed someone untrained, nay, they gave you their bodies in plain view because we were watching.
The next six months will be interesting, To our Amir Al Mu’mineen make dua for us and continue your reign, May Allah enoble your face.
May Allah send His peace and blessings upon our Prophet Muhummad and all those who follow until the last Day.
Abu Ibrahim Al Ameriki
The Original document can be seen HERE.
by, Todd Starnes | FNC
A pair of would-be jihadists learned a very important lesson over the weekend – in America, we shoot back.
The men, believed to be radicalized roommates from Phoenix, tried to launch an attack on a gathering of freedom-lovers in of all places – the Lone Star State. It would turn out to be a most unfortunate decision.
‘..The cold hard reality is that we don’t know how many more radicalized Muslims might be living among us – waiting to wage jihad..’
It turned out those practicing their First Amendment rights were protected by those practicing their Second Amendment rights. Within a matter of moments – the jihadists were quickly dispatched to the Hereafter thanks to a straight-shooting traffic cop.
Authorities have yet to categorize it as a terrorist attack, but one thing is clear. Police thwarted what could have been an unprecedented massacre on American soil.
The intended target was a contest for cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, hosted by the American Freedom Defense Initiative. Among the speakers were AFDI president Pamela Geller and Geert Wilders, a Dutch lawmaker known for his criticism of radical Islam.
Now, you may not agree with Miss Geller’s tactics. Some might accuse her of poking a bear – and that may very well be true.
But Miss Geller does have Constitutional right to poke the bear. She does have a Constitutional right to free speech. And those who disagree with her have a Constitutional right to disagree.
But they do not have a constitutional right to gun down those who might say or write or draw something that disparages the Prophet Muhammad.
And we should be alarmed at the growing number of pundits and talking heads who are blaming Miss Geller for the attempted terrorist attack.
“Free speech aside, why would anyone do something as provocative as hosting a ‘Muhammad drawing contest,’” New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi tweeted.
“Freedom of speech does not extend to insulting the Messenger Muhammad (saw) & hence provoking the anger of ¼ of the world,” tweeted British political activist Anjem Choudary.
He went on to call Geller and Wilders and the American Freedom Defense Initiative “enemies of Islam and Muslims.”
Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich rightly called Choudary an “enemy to human kind.” Amen, sister.
The idea that Ms. Geller is somehow responsible for what happened is absurd.
“The gunmen are fighting against freedom of speech,” she told “Fox & Friends.” “The First Amendment protects all speech – not just ideas that we like – but most particularly political speech. Who would decide what is good and what is forbidden? The Islamic State? Muslim Brotherhood groups? This is the key issue of our age.”
Aside from a brief mention in a press gaggle, the White House has been curiously quiet about the attack. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called on the president to publicly condemn “radical Islam.”
“The truth of the matter is that even though President Obama will not admit it – Islam has a problem, and it is called radical Islam,” Jindal said in a statement. “And the proponents of radical Islam hate our First Amendment, they hate freedom of speech and they want to destroy it and us.”
Jindal also called on Muslim leaders to condemn the violence. He said it’s time for them to step up and “declare that perpetrators of such violence are the enemy, they are wrong, and they will not be rewarded in the afterlife.”
The cold hard reality is that we don’t know how many more radicalized Muslims might be living among us – waiting to wage jihad. Wilders sounded the alarm last week in Washington, D.C.
“I’m warning America,” he said. “Don’t think that what’s happening in Europe today, will not happen in America tomorrow – because it will.”
And it did.
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by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
Can you say.. ‘Body Bag’ ..bit*ch’s?
When looking at the picture above, I could not help but notice how closely those body bags resemble the ‘..body bags..’ that they force their women to wear every day…
Just an observation of irony.
Perhaps when you subjugate your own women and force them to wear ‘..body bags..’ while on this earth..you find yourself leaving this earth in one of your own.
Okay.. so let’s go to the scorecards, shall we…
And the survey says..
Karma can be a bit*ch, huh?
by, Nomaan Merchant and Dean Schabner | 6abc.com
GARLAND, TX — Two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed, authorities in the Dallas suburb of Garland said Sunday night.
The City of Garland said in a statement posted on its Facebook page Sunday night that two men drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center and began shooting at a security officer.
Garland Police Department officers engaged the gunmen, who were both shot and killed, the statement said.
The statement did not say whether the shooting was related to the event. The security officer’s injuries were not life-threatening, the city said.
The gunmen’s vehicle may contain an “incendiary device,” according to the statement. A bomb squad was on the scene, and nearby businesses were evacuated.
Police blocked off a large area around the center Sunday night. There was a heavy police presence, and at least three helicopters circled overhead.
Video courtesy of: CNN & Lovely Micky
The New York-based American Freedom Defense Initiative had been hosting a contest at the center that would award $10,000 for the best cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
Such drawings are deemed insulting to many followers of Islam and have sparked violence around the world. According to mainstream Islamic tradition, any physical depiction of the Prophet Muhammad – even a respectful one – is considered blasphemous.
Earlier Sunday, about 75 attendees at the contest were escorted by authorities to another room in the conference center. They were then taken to a separate location, where an Associated Press reporter was told they could not leave until FBI agents arrived to question them.
Johnny Roby of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was attending the conference. He told the AP he was outside the building when he heard around about 20 shots that appeared to be coming from the direction of a passing car.
Roby said he then heard two single shots. He said he heard officers yell that they had the car before he was sent inside the building.
Pamela Geller, president of the AFDI, told the AP before Sunday’s event that she planned the contest to make a stand for free speech in response to outcries and violence over drawings of Muhammad.
In January, 12 people were killed by gunmen in an attack against the Paris office of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which had lampooned Islam and other religions and used depictions of Muhammad.
Though it remained unclear several hours after the shooting whether it was related to event, she said Sunday night that the shooting showed how “needed our event really was.”
Geller’s group is known for mounting a campaign against the building of an Islamic center blocks from the World Trade Center site and for buying advertising space in cities across the U.S. criticizing Islam.
– Associated Press writer Jamie Stengle contributed to this report from Dallas.
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HERE is a ‘LIVE’ Feed from the event: the ‘attack’ takes place at the 1hr 29min. 30sec. mark:
Video courtesy of: Tom Trento and theunitedwest
Two people were fatally shot Sunday outside a Garland, Texas, community center that was hosting an event displaying cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, local officials said.
Garland police spokesman Joe Harn said that two men drove up to the community center and “opened fire on the security officers” hired to protect the event before being shot themselves.
Neither of the suspects have been identified because their bodies remain on the street where they were shot as police teams are using robots to see if the car they pulled up in was rigged with explosives. Harn said that the bodies will be cleared once the vehicle is checked for potential explosives.
One unarmed security guard from the local school district, which owns the community center where the event was held, was shot in the ankle but his injuries are said to be non-life threatening, according to Harn. Other Garland police officers who were on the scene were the ones who fatally shot the two suspects.
The controversial event, where attendees competed to draw the prophet Mohammed, which is explicitly banned in Islam and seen as a sign of grave disrespect, was hosted by a conservative anti-Islam group called the American Freedom Defense Initiative.
Harn said that police have been monitoring the lead-up to the event “for several months” and while he said there was no immediate credible threat before the shooting, organizers “luckily” decided to hire extra security because of the controversy.
The shooting lasted “seconds,” Harn said, and took place shortly before 7:00 p.m., not long before the event was set to end. Approximately 200 people attended the event, police say. The center was put on lockdown immediately after the shooting.
Harn said that both suspects had guns though police do not know what specific type because they have not secured the guns as they wait for the search for explosives in the car to be completed first.
Two senior law enforcement officials told ABC News that authorities will work vigorously over the next 12 hours to determine who the dead suspects are and whether the incident is directly tied to the conference. The FBI is already on the scene and have said that they have provided investigative and bomb technician assistance.
Texas governor Greg Abbott released a statement following the shooting, saying that there is an active investigation underway “to determine the cause and scope of the senseless attack in Garland, Texas.”
“This is a crime that was quickly ended thanks to the swift action by Garland law enforcement,” he said in the statement.
Businesses around the center, including Academy Sports, Walmart and Sam’s, were evacuated, the city said. Harn said that no nearby residents were evacuated from their homes.
The event, sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, featured scheduled speakers including Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who has campaigned to have the Quran banned in the Netherlands. The winner of the contest was to receive $10,000.
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The Rise, Fall and Re-Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt
There is an internal war continuing in Egypt between the Free and Democratic government under President Sisi and the Muslim Brotherhood, that just refuses to die out…
On January 29, threats were issued on an Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood TV channel, warning of terror attacks against foreign nationals and interests in Egypt. Reading from a communique, the host on Rabea TV, which broadcasts from Turkey, gave a deadline for foreigners and foreign companies to leave Egypt, saying that after that deadline, “all their interests in the countries of the Middle East will be subject to harsh attacks with dire consequences.”
Video and Translation courtesy of: MEMRI TV
Egyptian Court Sentences a Man to Death for Joining the Muslim Brotherhood
by, Al-Masry Al-Youm | Egypt Independent
Giza Criminal Court has issed a death sentence against Anas Abd Rabbu Suleiman, convicted of joining the Muslim Brotherhood.
The documents of the lawsuit were submitted to the Granfd Mufti, who may ratify the sentence before the final verdict is issued on 24 May.
The defendant, who faced charges of joining an financing an illegal group, did not attend the trial session.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm
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145 Muslim Brotherhood Terrorists Detained for Bombing Towers
by, Al-Masry Al-Youm | Egypt Independent
North and South Giza prosecutors ordered the detention of 145 Brotherhood members for 15 days on Sunday, pending investigations into charges of bombing high voltage and mobile towers and burning 11 police cars and seven other cars belonging to the Kerdasa City Council.
The suspects were arrested while rioting in several parts of Giza, as well as in crackdown campaigns.
Prosecutors have also ordered the detention of 52 other members on charges of blocking highways in Kerdasa, Nahia and Mansouriya while protesting court rulings issued against their group leaders.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm