Penjihad's Blog

"To comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable"

Can Deadly Have Humor?

As many know by now, a Christian Church bought an ad that was published by The Tennessean newspaper. The Ad said in part, “…on July 18, 2020, Islam is going to detonate a nuclear device in Nashville, Tennessee…

“Islam to Nuke Nashville”

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June 24, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Pakistan and its Fanatics

What has happened to my Pakistan? I want my Pakistan back from the blood-drenched hands of the fanatic Mullahs who think the length of their beards is a sign of their devotion to God. These fanatical leaders march their idiotic, ignorant followers into the Hell of intolerance, hate, fear and murder, as though “protecting” the name of the prophet Mohammed and “defending” Islam. They fail to understand that their hate-filled, self-aggrandizing actions only lead the world of non-Muslims to fear and hate Islam and Muslims; non-Muslims cannot be faulted for believing Islam is as represented by the idiotic, ignorant and violent people we see in the news all the time.

Intellectuals and dissidents are targeted and accused of blasphemy in order to suppress them or shut them up. Sometimes, people from minority faiths are accused of blasphemy because someone has a vendetta against them, wants their property or their job. Once thus accused, the person has no recourse, if the religious courts don’t get him, the ignorant and fired-up public will. Continue reading

June 17, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Controlling “Anti-Semitism” Accusations

It all began when a friend posted a report that Trump had signed into law, a legislation that allocated $10 million to further Holocaust (Shoah) education in the US. I groaned but kept my silence until someone posted how it was “not a bad thing to teach about the Holocaust”. I objected because there is no monopoly of genocides, to try and distinguish which one is greater or worse than another is repugnant. By all means, spend the money on education about genocides across history, genocides after WWII, genocides today and how to work to stop such things from happening again, but not on the Shoah as if it is the most scared of all memories.

Why fund Shoah education when there are so many other genocides also standing in line, begging for recognition? Continue reading

June 6, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Police After George Floyd

After George Floyd was murdered as a completely casual act by the Minneapolis Police, America was literally lit up by protestors. People of color, especially Black folks, had hundreds of years of brutality and oppression burst out in the form of uncontrollable crowds. Crowds wanted justice for Floyd and punishment for Officer Chauvin, the cop who murdered Floyd and his three fellow cops who just stood there, not intervening for all of the nine minutes during which Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s neck, preventing him from breathing. Around four minutes after the knee was first applied, one cop checked Floyd for pulse and said he found none, yet neither he nor any of the other two officers, did anything to stop Chauvin.

How and why do these terrible things continue to happen at the hands of Police officers all across the nation?

What things need to be changed before a change in Police culture can be seen and felt?

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June 4, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 3 Comments

Memorial Day; to Cry or to Rage?

As memorial Day ends to day perhaps we should reflect a bit about what it really means. It is generally accepted a s a day dedicated to the fallen soldiers, people visit graves and monuments and observe a moment of silence in respect for the many thousands…hundreds of thousands, of soldiers who have lost their lives in battle over time. For politicians it is a Must, to be seen participating in some ceremony for the dead soldiers.

The driving myth of war is that the soldiers who have already given their lives, should not have died in vain, that we MUST continue to avenge their deaths until victory is ours. Once a war starts, nobody dares to voice the thought that perhaps it may be better to cut, declare victory and run, rather than lose more of our own. No, that is hazardous to political futures. Continue reading

May 25, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Eid Mubarak to my MUSLIM, Sunni, Selafi friends ONLY

Eid.

I want to talk about our Muslim Eid, the murder of a young Muslim girl in the UK and the hate among Muslims, for this poor girl because of her sect.

Yes, Eid al-Fitr translates as “Festival” is upon us, today in some places, tomorrow in others and depending on which sect one belongs to, day after tomorrow in other areas.. This is the time when Ramadan ends and Haj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage begins. Muslims from all over the world, converge at Mecca to perform their once-in-a-lifetime, Islamic obligation. At Haj, there are no distinctions of wealth, race, sect, gender, national origin or anything else, we ALL stand among equals. We celebrate as equals and we wish each other “Eid Mubarak” (“Blessed Festival”) as Muslims, we even share it with our non-Muslim friends. Eid Mubarak!

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May 23, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 2 Comments

Seattle Police and Dept of Justice Oversight

I received a letter from the US Attorney for Western Washington today. In it US Attorney Moran said the Department of Justice (DOJ) agreed with the Seattle Police to remove ONE HUNDRED paragraphs from the Consent Decree that applied controls of oversight by the DOJ, over the Seattle Police Department (SPD).

The four-page letter essentially said SPD had reduced its use of “serious” force by 60% and “Further, out of all 2,252 uses of force, only 12 (or 0.5 percent) were determined to be out of policy.”. From the tone of the letter, one would imagine SPD was moving on a direct path of compliance and was now as friendly as possible. Continue reading

May 18, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Want civil rights in the US? Only if you have money

What do we do when we are cursed with a Congress that cares only for themselves and their own re-election fundraising and not for even the basic civil rights of people in the US?
 
I wrote to my Representative and to my two Senators, voicing concern about Department of Justice trying to sneak in permission to imprison anyone…without charges or trials…indefinitely.
 
Remember post-9/11?

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March 31, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Human Impact of Coronavirus

We are being led by a heartless idiot followed by a nation of Republicans who are selfish, deliberately ignorant, people and seem to care more about their guns than they do about the pandemic running through the country or, for the people. You cannot shoot your way through Coronavirus.

This country does not even have the capacity to send a couple of hundred test kits to the Life Care Center of Kirkland, where most of Washington State’s deaths have occurred yet here we are, the Trump Administration is bent on CUTTING the budget for the Center for Disease Control.

The Coronavirus pandemic has not even really touched the US so far and already this nation is practically at a halt. People are not flying, they are not going on vacations and gatherings of over 250 people have been banned in WA State (doctors recommend gatherings of no more than 10). In short, money is not being spent. Sure, this hurts the larger companies; airlines, hotels etc., but the unseen, unrecognized majority who are being hurt by this are those who do not make a lot of money.

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March 12, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

Will Biden win?

Will Biden Win?

 

Well, Biden is coming back from the Dead to become a real possibility, he may even overrun Bernie. That would not be my choice.

Biden is winning because of the huge Black voter-turnout who seem to collectively suffer from amnesia. Do Black voters not recall how Biden colluded (yes, colluded!) with the Republicans to make sure there were no witnesses called on behalf of Anita Hill and then he watched in silence as Hill was lynched by the Republicans?

Biden is also unable to admit he made a mistake even when faced with it. He is also unable to apologize for his wrongs. Both issues make him unfit to lead this nation as a Democrat but perhaps as a Republican he would work out. Continue reading

March 4, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment