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Pakistan’s Dive into the Sewer of Religious Intolerance

The religious zeal and violence we see in Pakistan has nothing at all to do with religion, it is simply a function of manipulation of ignorant masses in order to get control of the country. It appears that even the leaders, the so-called “scholars of Islam” who whip up mass hysteria, do not understand the very basics of Islam. Often the very respected “religious scholars” themselves are too illiterate to even understand the local language, let alone the Arabic of the Quran. The most illustrative example of ignorance and illiteracy that drives fanaticism in Pakistan is the picture below. It is a recent demonstration led by a large sign that is supposed to declare, “Punishment for rudeness towards the prophet is beheading, beheading”. On the sign, however, they omitted a crucial accent which changed the meaning to read, “Rude prophet’s punishment is beheading, beheading”. It should have started with, “Gustakh-e-nabi…” but it was printed as “Gustakh nabi…”.

The demonstrators themselves, are guilty of “blasphemy”!

Tragically, even as we discuss Pakistan’s situation, we run the risk of being accused of “blasphemy”; no idle accusation for, it can carry a death sentence or, result in a lynching death before the trial takes place. Anything can be twisted such that it becomes an accusation of blasphemy in fact, simply an accusation without evidence, can result in a guilty verdict (or pretrial death) from judges who are terrified that THEY will be killed by some mob or, their families will be attacked by an ignorant public whipped into a murderous frenzy, justified by religion and led by “religious scholars”. Continue reading

September 22, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oh Pakistan…!

Oh Pakistan!

Oh Pakistan, how many times must you make us cry? How many times must you break our hearts?

You are so full of contradictions that we don’t know which way to turn.

People have no jobs, they have nowhere to get food for their families. Government-run  hospitals are inadequately stocked, insufficient staff and not to be seen in deep country.
Education is unavailable except to the rich. Government schools are poorly-run, many teachers are collecting salaries from two or more, different schools while none of the schools even have any students.
Fanatic mullahs are allowed free reins to run the public in any way they may so they teach things that do not exist in Islam. They promote hate and violence saying God wants His followers to kill the infidel; “Infidel” being anyone who does not belong to the mullahs own sectarian club. Yesterday, the “enemy”, the “Kuffar” (infidels) was the Christians, the Hindus or the Jews while today, the list of “infidels” has expanded closer to home to include; the Shia, the Sufis, the Ahmediyya. Continue reading

September 13, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Biden AND Harris?? Should I vote?

Bottom-line; I will be voting for the Democratic team.

 

But oh, the Sanders-Warren team would have been dynamite and exactly what this country needs to get out of the selfish rut that we are stuck in. Biden is not expected to make any significant changes in crucial areas such as reductions in Defense expenditures. Other issues such as environmental protections, gun controls, introductions of universal healthcare, free education through Bachelor’s programs, food support, shelter support and living support that all European countries have had since after WWII. Biden’s paymasters will not permit that.

The most we can hope for, from Biden, would be a roll-back of the destructive changes made by the Republicans under Trump which alone, would be a major accomplishment.

 

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

Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Low, How?

Sadly, the FBI’s published list of hate incidents only proves what Muslims have known for years; that law enforcement doesn’t see a problem with anti-Muslim incidents..

I see that in 2018:
  1. Anti-Arab incidents were only 82
  2. Anti-Muslim were 188 (item #1 probably included in item #2) … but …
  3. Anti-Jewish incidents were 835
This COULD mean there are more people hating Jews than there are people hating Muslims, it could also more likely, mean that offences against Jews are taken much more seriously than offences against Muslims. I am inclined to believe the latter because I have personally seen incidents that the local Police did not even dignify as a crime (bomb threat against Lynnwood Mosque?) so the threat was not even investigated and the FBI chief CT agent whom I knew, said it was nothing. The notorious triple-murder of three Muslim students on the East coast was minimized for the longest time, as murder because of a “Parking lot dispute” and only after national outcry, did they start to recognize it as a hate crime. I am not sure if even then, it was recorded as a hate crime. I could write a book listing anti-Muslim hate events just in one year, but this is only a brief article. I also know that Muslims have faced hate incidents but avoided reporting them because they did not wish to get the Police involved for fear the victim could get into trouble as it happened in one egregious case in Tacoma. Muslims in America live in dangerous times when our supposed protectors are our persecutors. Time and again, the Police has been found to be more interested in targeting Muslims than in treating us as equal Americans. Even respected media outlets use language that biases people against Muslims.

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July 14, 2020 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

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