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“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

Of Angels & Demons

I recently received a link to a YouTube video of Rachel Corrie in 5th grade, giving a speech in which she shared her vision to help the world be a better place. I was very impressed because while we all desire world peace in our childhood, it is seldom that we manage to retain the vision and act on it in our adulthood. This remarkable girl spoke with clarity and confidence and with the sincerity of one whose soul speaks out. Continue reading

January 5, 2010 Posted by | Al-Qaeda, At Home in the US, Civil Rights, FBI, Gaza, Hate, Homeland Security, Islam, Islamophobia, Israel, Middle East, Muslims, Palestine, Somalia, Terrorism, Torture, US Foreign Policy | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Permanent Peace Plan for Israel

(First published April 7, 2005) Peace in the Holy Land is very much a possibility but it is by no means easy.  In fact, it can be argued that the most successful solution includes one country with Jews, Christians and Muslims living together in peace and harmony as they had for centuries before now.

One of the problems of current peace negotiations is that with blind support from the West, Israel has everything to lose and almost nothing to gain by giving up any of its territories. Continue reading

December 27, 2009 Posted by | Anti Semitism, Gaza, Islam, Islamophobia, Israel, Middle East, Muslims, Palestine, US Foreign Policy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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

Israel and the Arab Beast

Brutality against Palestinians has become such commonplace in Israel, that killing, injuring or otherwise brutalizing a Palestinian barely evokes a bored yawn. Continue reading

December 21, 2009 Posted by | Hate, Israel, Middle East, Palestine | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Israel and Palestine; letter to my Congressman

Dear Congressman Inslee,
 
Thank you for taking the time to send me your reason (letter below) why you chose to endorse a condemnation of the Goldstone Report; I am afraid I cannot accept your response as a considered one.
 
While I realize you might never see this, I feel you need to understand why we are feeling such agony over your signing of that infamous resolution.
 
I wonder if you have ever visited Gaza?
It is about 360 sq Km (137 sq. mi, see detailed maps below) in total with about 1,500,000 people imprisoned inside…that is almost 11,000 people per square mile (17 per acre) if everybody was neatly spread around all of Gaza, desert and all. If you were told to “run” with your children, where exactly would you have been able to escape Israeli bombs when Israel was even bombing the beaches of Gaza? Israeli forces deliberately even killed entire families who were surrendering with white flags.
Yet you surprise me by saying, “Israel’s implementation of warning efforts that appear to have saved lives“.
Are you aware of DIME weapons that we have provided Israel? Ha’aretz reports that “The problem is that when you are killed – you are ripped to shreds and there is nothing left“. Continue reading

December 21, 2009 Posted by | Gaza, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, US Foreign Policy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US, Israel, Iran, Turkey and Pakistan

Like the lone child, is Turkey finally learning to point out that the Emperor and his Pit Bull have no clothes?!!?
 
It would appear that Turkey is no longer seeing Iran as a threat to Turkey rather, as a friend. Turkey is also becoming more assertive about telling Israel that its heavy hand on and slaughter of Palestinians is unacceptable. Continue reading

December 21, 2009 Posted by | Iran, Israel, Middle East, Pakistan, Turkey, US Foreign Policy | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment