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Why fight? Re: Elections and the Muslim vote

Why should Muslims try to work together and create a voting bloc for our common interests?
Except for those Muslims who have been comatose for the past many years, it is obvious that hostility towards Islam and Muslims is growing fast and with a vengeance. Countries are enacting laws against Muslims under the pretext of defending “Freedom”, “Democracy” or some other empty slogan that people in the West cherish but fail to practice.
Switzerland has banned the construction of minarets; not Church spires, minarets.
The US has made it okay (2010-2014 NDAA Section 1021) to imprison Muslims…FOREVER, without charges or trial.
France has banned the wearing of hijab in a public place or be fined $192.

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October 21, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

“The Muslim Vote”

A friend recently wrote to a list of Muslims, that we must vote against every incumbent because tey are all useless.

I share his frustration and anger (noted at the bottom), but not the proposed reaction of not voting for any of the incumbents. It is true, our representatives have failed to take note of our concerns and feelings when they sign on to legislation and when they speak out in public. Much as I would like to kick their selfish behinds, I have to admit that the fault is more ours, than it is theirs.
I am not sure whether Muslims are fearful, ignorant, indifferent or, too arrogant, to do what is best for our collective good, it may even be a combination of all these things. The current thinking among us Muslims seems to go along these lines:

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July 24, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Who Does CAIR Care For?

There have been a few organizations that watch out for rights of people, some are small organizations and some are very large and their size generally determines how they behave and how effective they are.
The large organizations have a huge backing of the people they serve; Jews have ADL, AIPAC, AJC and a host of others, all of which have the backing with time effort and money, from Jews of America and Jews around the world. Blacks have the NAACP which has the backing of African Americans. All these organizations are large enough that they do not need to pander to anyone even. They do cultivate relationships with political leaders but from a position of parity and strength, they command respect and they serve their constituencies very well.
The smaller organizations are continually looking to be recognized, they work hard and eventually, they get to a position of influence where they start to become noticed, that is when they also start to be attacked by those who hate the organization’s constituents. Sometimes, these smaller organizations change focus from representing a constituency to seeking popularity, they stop “making waves”, they get along, they avoid “controversy”. In effect, they become bland and trade the influence they had, for brief spots in the limelight with political leaders. These organizations then lose their credibility with their constituent groups, but they are welcomed by the politicians who can say they are on good terms with the minority (Arabs, Muslims etc.,) without actually being required to do anything worthwhile for the minority.

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May 21, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

To the FBI Director: Concerning Muslims

April 30th, 2014

Director James B. Comey

FBI Headquarters
935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001

Dear Director Comey,

It was with envy and more than a little dismay, that I read the text of your speech at the ADL National Leadership Summit in Washington, DC.,

 

Envy because a minority group is so well-organized that people of all stripes and ranks visit them and talk at their meetings while heaping praise on the minority group’s works. As a Muslim, I am quite envious of the respect you gave to the ADL, because we haven’t even had the FBI give so much as the time of day to CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), the only effective Muslim organization that looks after our civil rights. Please note, I am not a member of CAIR, but it has my wholehearted support..

 

To be sure, there are back-door approaches between the FBI and CAIR but that is demeaning to us Muslims. Rather like the old days when Blacks were met at the back door, while Continue reading

April 30, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fruits of Hatred: Three Jews Murdered in Kansas

On Sunday, the 14th of April 2014, the eve of Passover, a man went to two Jewish Centers and killed a total of three people. Frazier Glenn Cross a.k.a. Frazier Glenn Miller is a known White Supremacist and a former leader in the Ku Klux Klan; hatred…institutional hatred, clearly played the major role in his murders.Three lives snuffed out, just like that, with three blasts of a hate-filled man’s gun. the people who died, left behind friends and relatives, whose lives will forever have a void in them, they will be mourned by their communities and by those who lived close by and who now realize what happened in their greater neighborhood. Of course, Jews all over the country and probably all over the world, feel the twinge of fear, knowing there is so much hate being generated and cultivated against them simply for the fact that they are Jews; it is so incredibly difficult to fight such endemic hate!

How does this happen?

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April 14, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for Penjihad blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,800 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

December 31, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment

Muslims, Mosques & the Myth of “Due Process” of the Law

 Far too many people are under the misguided impression that Justice and the Law, are one and the same, just as many people are also under the illusion that the United States has a constitution that protects us all with equal justice, that we WILL have our day in court and if innocent, nothing can happen to us.

These people are in the same class of children who desperately cling to believing in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.

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September 10, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Feds go Muslim-bashing

Muslim-bashing has become so much a part of Law Enforcement training and accepted by a bigotry-driven government that nobody seems to care, mind or even think about what might be wrong with a bigotry-promoting message.

The local Seattle FBI and the local Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTFF) received funds from a Fatherland Security program called “Rewards for Justice”, to launch a public-awareness campaign against terrorism so, what do they do?

Check out the local buses and you will see the ad below on its sides, 16 pictures of “trrrrts” who all look to the layman and the ultra-patriotic bigot, as “Muzlems“. I can just picture the local (National?) bigotry community, the Hate-Islam radio hosts, the right-wing-nut Tea Party membership and the Republican Party membership who love America so much that they are willing to destroy all “Muzlems” from Amerika; I can just picture them chortling with delight because their position that Muslim are America’s greatest threat, has been underscored by the Feds.

Lock and load boys! Let’s make ‘merca safe!” This will be their rallying call.

Seattle JTTF campaign

The JTFF is not known for its tolerant position towards Muslims, I know at least one member, a detective from the Seattle Police Department Continue reading

June 11, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Obama’s Speech Against Terrorism

President Obama’s speech was just great today, he spoke resolutely, looking presidential, moral and protective of the USA.

Most Americans would have felt proud that their president was standing up for justice, against Gitmo, against terrorism and unwaveringly for the United States.

That is, until we realize that the man before us is a lawyer and is excellent at selecting words so that most people believe they are hearing what they want to hear. This was a speech where we heard a lot, but most of the sounds were of Obama tap-dancing around real issues, saying he had nothing to do with things that he had everything to do with and we were…ARE…expected to lap it all up as God’s own truth. As Groucho Marx once said, “Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?” Continue reading

May 24, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

“Muzlems” again!

“Muzlems” again!

 

These are the thoughts running through most minds in America, Muslims included. Yes, we Muslims were praying for the perpetrators to not be Muslim, but deep in our hearts, we had a suspicion that the chances of the perpetrators being Muslim were pretty high. Most of us are worrying about reactions from non-Muslim Americans who range from impressionable (by bigots), neutral folks to those who want us all out of our country, to those who would rather just pick up their guns and “get rid” of us…thanks to self-promoting fear-mongering bigots like Daniel Pipes, Robert Spencer, Stephen Emerson, Pamela Geller, Bridgette Gabriel and scores of others.

 

The two Muslim boys/men are from Kyrgyzstan, originally part of Chechens who had been mass-deported there from Chechnya by Stalin.  They had grown up in the US and were quite the normal kids, good students with friends.  So, what happened?  Obviously, we will not find out unless the younger brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev  (probably derived from ‘Jauhar’…Jewel) is captured alive and decides to talk, but I can speculate.

 

The following is a generalization and does NOT cover all Muslims or, ALL non-Muslim Americans, but part of the reason is that Continue reading

April 19, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 6 Comments

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