Monday, April 28, 2008

Why Islam Cannot Reform

A Muslim child marches with a toy gun to protest the U.S.-led military campaign in Afghanistan after Friday prayers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Oct.19, 2001. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman)There are deluded Jews and Christians who believe that the barbaric attacks against non-Muslims and even fellow Muslims alike throughout the world are being perpetrated by members of a small, extreme, perverted brand of Islam and that "true" Islam is probably just like modern Christianity or Judaism; that all that is needed is for moderate Muslims to take back their religion from the radicals.

Then there are the deluded Jews and Christians who have actually read the Quran for themselves and realize that the barbarity of Muslim terror we see today is indeed rooted in the very essence of Islam and argue that we must not condemn the religion when all that is needed is for Islam to go through a reformation and modernization as Christianity and Judaism has done.

But an expert in religion disagrees:

The QandO Blog,
11 Jan 2006,
Pope says Islam can’t reform

Now Pope Benedict XVI has let it be known that he does not believe Islam can reform. This we learn from the transcript of a January 5 US radio interview with one of Benedict's students and friends, Father Joseph Fessio, SJ, the provost of Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida, posted on the Asia Times Online forum by a sharp-eyed reader. For the pope to refute the fundamental premise of US policy is news of inestimable strategic importance, yet a Google News scan reveals that not a single media outlet has taken notice of what Fessio told interviewer Hugh Hewitt last week. No matter: still and small as Benedict's voice might be, it carries further than earthquake and whirlwind.

Read the rest here.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Yemen: Haven for Terrorists

Yemen's al-Qaeda supporters - Yemeni tribesmenAt first blush you might think yesterday's attack on the tanker Takayama off the east coast of Yemen was the reason the United Nations put up blast walls around its main headquarters and closed some of its offices in Yemen.

Actually, the UN, as well as other foreign entities, has had security problems in the country for some time. Earlier this month there was an attack on a housing complex (including U.N. buildings) for Western diplomats in Yemen's capital and in March a failed mortar attack on the U.S. Embassy injured 13 schoolgirls from a nearby highschool.

The past few years has seen a number of attacks in Yemen targeting foreign tourists and businesses, oil infrastructure, U.S., French, and yesterday, Japanese ships.

Yemen ostensibly joined U.S.-led efforts to fight terrorism after the 11 Sept 2001 attacks but has been unable to purge itself of al-Qaeda and may never be able to do so without the help of the local tribes nor does it have the political will to do so. The main problem of course is that the tribesman (click on photo) do not view al Qaeda as the enemy.

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Goober Carter and the Planet of The Arabs

Goober is at it again trying to "make the peace" in the middle east and dissing the USA and Israel in the process.

Just remember that art imitates life.

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

If Jesus were Mocked, Would Christians Riot

Meanwhile, Somewhere in Dar al Islam....

Looking at comments on blogs from obvious Muslims, we see them all singing the same song: Suppose it was Jesus who was mocked?

News Flash to all Muslims and Imams over the world: You are reading from a script written by someone who has never been to the West. Christians do not riot when Jesus is mocked. They pray for your soul and say "God Bless you for you know not what you do".

Not only do Christians pray for those who mock them they do it even when attacked...

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Friday, April 18, 2008

OY! When Jews Become Muslims

the idiot family of Yousef al-KhattabA tip of the turban Hat Tip to Infidels are Cool for alerting us to Joseph Cohen aka Yousef al-Khattab, a self-loathing former Jew from New York who, like all idiots that do, converted to Islam and now runs the website forum whose Mission Statement, or rather threat to the West, is:

to one day see the Muslims united under one Khalifah and under the commands of Allah (SWT). We focus on educating Muslims and Non-Muslims alike about the actuality of the religion and thereby work to preserve traditional Islamic values for Muslims across the globe. We pray that we may witness the dismantlement of western, secular dominance across the world as we hold it to be pagan and idolatrous in the majority of its presumptions.

It should be noted that Yousef al-Khattab (SFB) considers himself a non-violent, moderate Muslim whose only desire on this Earth is to live a peaceful life free of filthy Jews and Christians, Insha'Allah.

Read the rest here.

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Can you say "Busted"?

The silence is broken about an Islamic school on the public dole in Inver Grove Hieghts, MN.

Wall of silence broken at state's Muslim public school

Last update: April 9, 2008 - 12:45 PM

Recently, I wrote about Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TIZA), a K-8 charter school in Inver Grove Heights. Charter schools are public schools and by law must not endorse or promote religion. Evidence suggests, however, that TIZA is an Islamic school, funded by Minnesota taxpayers.

Mr. ZamanTIZA has many characteristics that suggest a religious school. It shares the headquarters building of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, whose mission is "establishing Islam in Minnesota." The building also houses a mosque. TIZA's executive director, Asad Zaman, is a Muslim imam, or religious leader, and its sponsor is an organization called Islamic Relief.

Students pray daily, the cafeteria serves halal food - permissible under Islamic law -- and "Islamic Studies" is offered at the end of the school day.

Zaman maintains that TIZA is not a religious school. He declined, however, to allow me to visit the school to see for myself, "due to the hectic schedule for statewide testing." But after I e-mailed him that the Minnesota Department of Education had told me that testing would not begin for several weeks, Zaman did not respond -- even to urgent calls and e-mails seeking comment before my first column on TIZA.

Now, however, an eyewitness has stepped forward. Amanda Getz of Bloomington is a substitute teacher. She worked as a substitute in two fifth-grade classrooms at TIZA on Friday, March 14. Her experience suggests that school-sponsored religious activity plays an integral role at TIZA.

Arriving on a Friday, the Muslim holy day, she says she was told that the day's schedule included a "school assembly" in the gym after lunch.

Before the assembly, she says she was told, her duties would include taking her fifth-grade students to the bathroom, four at a time, to perform "their ritual washing."

Afterward, Getz said, "teachers led the kids into the gym, where a man dressed in white with a white cap, who had been at the school all day," was preparing to lead prayer. Beside him, another man "was prostrating himself in prayer on a carpet as the students entered."

"The prayer I saw was not voluntary," Getz said. "The kids were corralled by adults and required to go to the assembly where prayer occurred."

Islamic Studies was also incorporated into the school day. "When I arrived, I was told 'after school we have Islamic Studies,' and I might have to stay for hall duty," Getz said. "The teachers had written assignments on the blackboard for classes like math and social studies. Islamic Studies was the last one -- the board said the kids were studying the Qu'ran. The students were told to copy it into their planner, along with everything else. That gave me the impression that Islamic Studies was a subject like any other."

After school, Getz's fifth-graders stayed in their classroom and the man in white who had led prayer in the gym came in to teach Islamic Studies. TIZA has in effect extended the school day -- buses leave only after Islamic Studies is over. Getz did not see evidence of other extra-curricular activity, except for a group of small children playing outside. Significantly, 77 percent of TIZA parents say that their "main reason for choosing TIZA ... was because of after-school programs conducted by various non-profit organizations at the end of the school period in the school building," according to a TIZA report. TIZA may be the only school in Minnesota with this distinction.

Why does the Minnesota Department of Education allow this sort of religious activity at a public school? According to Zaman, the department inspects TIZA regularly -- and has done so "numerous times" -- to ensure that it is not a religious school.

But the department's records document only three site visits to TIZA in five years -- two in 2003-04 and one in 2007, according to Assistant Commissioner Morgan Brown. None of the visits focused specifically on religious practices.

The department is set up to operate on a "complaint basis," and "since 2004, we haven't gotten a single complaint about TIZA," Brown said. In 2004, he sent two letters to the school inquiring about religious activity reported by visiting department staffers and in a news article. Brown was satisfied with Zaman's assurance that prayer is "voluntary" and "student-led," he said. The department did not attempt to confirm this independently, and did not ask how 5- to 11-year-olds could be initiating prayer. (At the time, TIZA was a K-5 school.)

Zaman agreed to respond by e-mail to concerns raised about the school's practices. Student "prayer is not mandated by TIZA," he wrote, and so is legal. On Friday afternoons, "students are released ... to either join a parent-led service or for study hall." Islamic Studies is provided by the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, and other "nonsectarian" after-school options are available, he added.

Yet prayer at TIZA does not appear to be spontaneously initiated by students, but rather scheduled, organized and promoted by school authorities.

Request for volunteers

Until recently, TIZA's website included a request for volunteers to help with "Friday prayers." In an e-mail, Zaman explained this as an attempt to ensure that "no TIZA staff members were involved in organizing the Friday prayers."

But an end run of this kind cannot remove the fact of school sponsorship of prayer services, which take place in the school building during school hours. Zaman does not deny that "some" Muslim teachers "probably" attend. According to federal guidelines on prayer in schools, teachers at a public school cannot participate in prayer with students.

In addition, schools cannot favor one religion by offering services for only its adherents, or promote after-school religious instruction for only one group. The ACLU of Minnesota has launched an investigation of TIZA, and the Minnesota Department of Education has also begun a review.

TIZA's operation as a public, taxpayer-funded school is troubling on several fronts. TIZA is skirting the law by operating what is essentially an Islamic school at taxpayer expense. The Department of Education has failed to provide the oversight necessary to catch these illegalities, and appears to lack the tools to do so. In addition, there's a double standard at work here -- if TIZA were a Christian school, it would likely be gone in a heartbeat.

TIZA is now being held up as a national model for a new kind of charter school. If it passes legal muster, Minnesota taxpayers may soon find themselves footing the bill for a separate system of education for Muslims.

Katherine Kersten •


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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Rachel's Law Passed by NY Legislators

Muslim warning sign

Muslims have taken a lesson from Genghis Khan. Consider the modern self-governing Muslim region of Ningxia, China which was once the Xixia empire conquered by the Mongols in 1227. When the Mongol Ruler arrived at the great walled city of Volohoi, he convinced the city commander that Mongols would leave if the city sent out 1,000 cats and several thousand swallows. When he got them, Genghis had bits of cloth tied to their tails and set the cloth on fire. Genghis then loosed the cats and birds against the city. When they fled back they set hundreds of fires. Genghis then had no problem sacking the city.

And now, instead of attacking with swords and armies, Muslims have taken to using or rather abusing the laws of the West to turn our own laws against us. Khalid bin Mahfouz, a billionaire Egyptian who resides in Saudi Arabia, has sued more than a few dozen publishers and authors in British courts, including several Americans, whose books or writings have linked him to terrorist entities. Mahfouz has taken advantage of the UK's plaintiff-friendly libel laws to bar the publication or distribution of written works that focus on Saudi-funded terrorism.

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