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Supreme Court: Torture is Fine

The “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave” is fast spiraling down where it is less brave and even less free each day…and each day, the chapters of our history become darker and darker.
 
I used to believe that Obama would be like a breath of fresh air and he would start to process towards a freer society, instead of the deep hole where we had been consigned to; a place where terrorism by the US was okay, where persecution of a specific class of people (Muslims) was not only okay, it was the primary goal. Continue reading

June 14, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When it’s okay to kill Muslims

On May 28, a number of Muslim extremists attacked two Mosques belonging to a Muslim minority sect generally known as “Qadianis” (hailing from Qadian) or Ahmedis (followers of Mirza Ahmed); they managed to kill at least 80 worshipers, using hand-grenades and automatic rifles before being killed themselves, blowing themselves up or, being captured.
 
Qadianis are probably the most persecuted group in Pakistan. They are discriminated against in jobs and killed with fair regularity and to most Pakistanis, the persecution of Qadianis is just another ho-hum event. Continue reading

May 31, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

An Islamic center and Ground Zero

As plans move forward to building an Islamic center and Mosque near ground Zero in New York, the anti-Muslim and anti-Islam bigots are gathering support and steam. Some opponents tall us that the thirteen story building will house all sorts of “secrets” to help destroy the US, some tell us if a cultural cent-Mosque is permitted so close to Ground Zero, it will be seen as a victory for the extremists. Others do away with such seemingly “rational” excuses and focus on their hate towards Islam; “It will advance Sharia!” they tell us, while not understanding that Sharia has nothing at all, to do with the version poured into us by the media.

The most persuasive arguments are those that hide behind the  real or imaginary sensitivities of the relatives and survivors of the 9-11 tragedy. Continue reading

May 28, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Promoting anti-Muslim stories

 Some time ago, someone sent me the story of a Muslim bus driver in Britain, who stopped his bus and ordered his passengers to get off the bus so he could pray. 

This story was authoritatively reported by “The Sun”, a British newspaper famous for its Page Three Nudes and super-sensationalized “news”. Someone took a cell video of a bus driver praying in an empty bus and sent it to The Sun which never did a fact-check and blared it out to its readers (didn’t know it had any, I always thought people bought the paper for Page Three). The Sun also published the video on its website and encouraged people to check it out.
 
That story, like MOST Islamophobic stories (if not all) was a hoax. Continue reading

April 14, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US: Killing Muslims is easier…

U.S. approves killing of American clericscream today’s headlines and the unthinking American PATRIOTS nod with satisfaction while those who would question the wisdom of such irrevocable action dared not speak for fear of labeled “terrorist sympathizers” and “traitors”.
 
Yep, its entirely an “us-or-them” world that we have been shoved into, ever since King George the Worst proclaimed, “You are with us or against us”.
Hail Caesar, Hail Rome!
 
The US and the West keep telling us that this is NOT a “War!” between Islam and Christianity and it is NOT a “War!” between two civilizations. On the other hand, our dedicated enemies…those in the Christian right wing Churches and the MANY Blind Supporters of Israel keep informing everybody that indeed this IS a “War!” between the Judeo-Christian Civilization against Islam.
Based on evidence, we have to accept that our enemies are correct; the Judeo-Christian West is out to get us Muslims.
 
The most basic question I have is, would the US do to anyone else, what it has done and continues to do, to Muslims? Continue reading

April 8, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Fitna” Review and Commentary

(First published on March 31, 2008, updated on April 3, 2010)

I just saw “Fitna“; Goebbels would be envious.

The one highly successful rule being exercised throughout this 16-minute film is: Lie with confidence, lie mightily and with a righteous wrath that will silence all those who do not know better.

It is amazing how like wildfire, a lie can spread when the target is something or someone we want to hate, as much as America and the West seem to want to hate Islam.

Hate, Fear and ignorant minds, are essential ingredients for the exploitation of the “Other/Them” and supremacy of “Us”.

Thus it is today, that so many in the West, have selected Islam and Muslims as their target du jour and are taking constant, extraordinary measures, to create a vicious image of Islam, Muslims and Arabs.

In “Fitna“, Geert Wilders does a superb job of throwing fiction on the screen as the Quran is supposedly recited in the background Continue reading

April 3, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Muslim Women are in Trouble!

I was reading a new post from my friend Richard Silverstein’s blog Tikun Olam, he was talking about another assassination campaign by The Clarion Fund, the same one that, together with Aish Ha’Torah, is behind other stellar examples of anti-Muslim fear-mongering like “Obsession” and “The Third Jihad”.
 
This time, the target is Iran…that nation of murderers who are just itching to kill every American and Jew and who will surely blow up the entire world as soon as they get their dirty hands on (gasp!) “THE BOMB!!!!“. If the Blindly pro-Israeli Lobbies (and there are many) get their way, every Muslim should be subjected to Der Fuhrer‘s Final Solution before everyone in the “Judeo-Christian Civilization” is wiped out. Not only would this protect our sacred “Freedom” and “Democracy”, it would also defend Israel, that other bastion of “Democracy” that is fighting its lonely war for survival as it is forced to kill a few thousand Palestinians every year (they keep reproducing so fast!).
Sarcasm aside, don’t ever underestimate the raw power of the producers of these films, combined with the political power of organizations like AIPAC, ADL, AJC, the Republican Party, hundreds of supporting Synagogues and right-wing Christian Churches and uncountable nutters.
Together, they can mobilize propaganda that would make Goebbels envious, remember, it is just such a Cooperation of Evil that launched the “War!” against Afghanistan and Iraq, killing well over a million humans and layering the two countries with a carpet of gene-deforming Depleted Uranium (half-life = 4.5 BILLION years).
It is just this Coalition of Evil that is behind the persecution of Muslims in America and in the West (as Muslims sit on their hands).
 
Can it get any worse? Just don’t ask the question…
 
Richard also noted a rather humorous item…at least, humorous in a dark, unfunny way, for those of us who are not women and maybe hilarious to those of us who are not Muzlem.
I followed his story through a few links and sources and found that the sources are popular but not at all credible, if one is a rational, intelligent human being, but completely TRUE!!!! By God! if one is among the growing numbers of “Patriots”, those who love America (tear rolls down a strong cheek) and are willing to die for THE Flag (rounds get chambered) and to protect America by God! (Cross-hairs on Muzlems).

March 29, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Intertwining of Afghanistan, Pakistan & India

First published March 7, 2007. Recently, Vice-President Dick Cheney made a surprise visit to Pakistan during which he apparently lectured Pakistan’s President Parvez Musharraf for not doing enough to fight Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and in Pakistan. Clearly, this visit and lecture were meant for US consumption otherwise, Mr. Cheney would also have noted that Pakistan has lost more soldiers in this fight than NATO and US troops in Afghanistan put together and that it is Pakistan’s stability that is being threatened by our War On Terror, not the stability of any of the others. Mr. Cheney might also have noted some of the reasons for Pakistan’s vested interest in Afghanistan, an interest that will still be there after the last coalition soldier has long gone. Continue reading

March 28, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Peace Prize, Obama and the Muslim World

First published Dec 21, 2009. It grieves me to acknowledge that Obama is more of a flex-politician and less of a statesman that I had hoped he would be, his speech this evening was certainly the gung-ho type of speech that pushed the audience forward, but no one knew where, for how long or why. I was reminded of the recreation of facts that the Republicans used to do through King George the Worst and his three Knights of Darkness, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Ashcroft/Gonsales. Continue reading

March 27, 2010 Posted by | Afghanistan, At Home in the US, Islam, Israel, Pakistan, Terrorism, Torture, US Foreign Policy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The mindlessness of hate

First published Dec 21, 2009. I have always maintained that each one of us is barely a hair’s breadth away from becoming a genocidal maniac; all it takes is to identify an enemy (“They”), dehumanize them (“they are worse than animals/ they are like TB BacilliHitler), create an existential threat (“they will kill us all”), remove all options for peace (“they hate us for our way of life”…George W. Bush) and finally, make it a good deed to kill them all (“we must wipe out this cancer”). Continue reading

March 20, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment