Penjihad's Blog

"To comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable"

The language of “War!”

Today’s (8.14.2007) news featured an attack by Israel, on Gaza, killing ten Palestinians including “gunmen”, “Hamas terrorists” and an elderly mother “being used as a human shield”.

Well done IDF!” was the most-voiced comment in Israel…great glory and righteousness on the part of IDF; Israel may survive yet another day.

In strategy and tactics of war, the most important weapon is the language of war. Continue reading

December 22, 2009 Posted by | At Home in the US, Gaza, Hate, Islam, Islamophobia, Israel, Middle East, Muslims, Palestine, Terrorism, US Foreign Policy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Freedom of Speech” and Cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed

(Originally written on September 20, 2007). Around July 2007, Swedish artist Lars Vilks, created some drawings that claimed to be the face of the Prophet Mohammed on the body of a dog; his idea was to provoke people by proposing a model to be placed on a roundabout in Sweden.

He got his wish. Continue reading

December 22, 2009 Posted by | Europe, Hate, Islam, Islamophobia, Muslims, Sweden | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Reality of Suicide Bombing

Most people of good will should be able to condemn not only suicide bombing but ANY act of wanton killing whether it is done by our side (“good guys”) or the their side (“bad guys”). Unfortunately the Israel/Palestine dispute has so polarized people that they have no hesitation in condemning the other side without ever seeking to understand. All too often, seeking to understand the other is seen as taking sides by people blinded by partisanship. Continue reading

December 21, 2009 Posted by | Anti Semitism, Gaza, Hate, Islam, Israel, Middle East, Muslims, Palestine, Suicide bombing, Terrorism, US Foreign Policy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pakistan’s conflict in Swat

The way the United States is conducting the pursuit of its policy will only bring more war and destruction to Afghanistan and Pakistan and is also guaranteed to spread into India. Continue reading

December 21, 2009 Posted by | Afghanistan, Depleted Uranium, India, Islam, Pakistan, Taliban, Terrorism, US Foreign Policy, Weapons of Mass Destruction | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Swiss anti-Islam vote draws protests from Jews and Christians

I suppose I have an extra-thin skin when dealing with issues that appear to be anti-Islam even if the wording is couched differently and the past eight years of special persecution of Muslims has only sharpened my senses and paranoia; I am reminded of the quote, “Just because you are paranoid, doesn’t mean they are not after you“! Continue reading

December 21, 2009 Posted by | Anti Semitism, Hate, Islam, Muslims | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fort Hood Massacre…Thoughts From Different Days

November 6, 2009…6:13 p.m.

By now, I am sure everyone is aware of the attack in Fort Hood.
From the sound of the perpetrator’s name (Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist), this idiot is likely to be from South Asia.
 
We grieve for the dead and wounded soldiers and for their families and We are outraged at the betrayal to his uniform and to his country (and his fellow soldiers), that Maj. Malik has done by his murders. It is bad enough for a family to be getting ready to see their loved ones off to Afghanistan, but to hear that their loved one was killed or wounded right here, by a fellow soldier, must be the ultimate insult to the ultimate injury…no amount of compassion or sympathy can alleviate their sorrow.
 
Although many will refer to this as a “cowardly attack”, there is nothing “cowardly” or brave about this man’s attack; it is simply an act of evil. Continue reading

December 21, 2009 Posted by | At Home in the US, Islam, Muslims | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment