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"To comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable"

Trumps’ Speech on Afghanistan…and Pakistan

Yes, Donald Trump, the President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief of its overwhelming military decided to give a speech on Afghanistan. I would give it zero points for a well thought-out plan and full points for high rhetoric, bluster, fake bravado and other brave-appearing but meaningless, sounds.

Let’s take a closer look…

  • “Love for America requires love for all of its people. When we open our hearts to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice, no place for bigotry, and no tolerance for hate.”

Unless of course, we talk about MUSLIMS who do not deserve any protections against prejudice, bigotry or, hate. Note that most naïve Muslims are still sitting out there waiting and hoping that Trump will condemn the bombing of the Mosque in Bloomington, Minnesota; they have a long wait in front of them. Continue reading

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August 25, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Barcelona Murders and Trump

I am seeing lots of messages (mostly by Muslims) on Facebook that are condemning the Barcelona murders and of course, everybody should be condemning this horror perpetrated against innocent people by mindless beings.
I also note that politicians are lining up to have their voices added to the condemnations of the Barcelona murders and that too, is a good thing…even V-P Pence threw his voice in.

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August 18, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Shooting Republicans…Muslims!

This man walks on to the baseball practice field in Alexandria, Virginia and shoots some Republican Party members of Congress. Confusion and outrage rule the day, the House and the Senate call out for total unity against such actions and pray for the quick recovery for those injured. Muslims in the meantime, breathed a collective sigh of relief, thanking God the shooter was not Muslim.

Hours later, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee hearing convened…to discuss Muslim extremism! As far as our Congress is concerned, it is still all about violence by “Muzlems” and that sums up the threat to the United States. Shooting violence by non-Muslims is not an issue because that takes the focus away from Islam and Muslims; lets keep the fires of Islamophobia stoked because Hate and Fear are what unite this great country.
Not a single Senator or Representative in Congress has spoken out against this persecution of Muslims. Continue reading

June 17, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

That gurgling sound…

That gurgling sound we hear is the sound of the last of America’s moral values going down the sewer.

 

Neil Gorsuch has been confirmed by the Senate (

That gurgling sound we hear is the sound of the last of America’s moral values going down the sewer.

 

Neil Gorsuch has been confirmed by the Senate  and will be sworn in on Monday. This judge is so pro-money, that he found against the truck driver who was fired for abandoning his cargo to find a warm place during a snow-storm to avoid freezing to death. A lot of leaders have used this example to show how blatant Gorsuch’s biases are. Hardly anyone commented in the fact that Gorsuch was one of the White House lawyers who defended the authority of the Administration, to use “Enhanced Techniques” (Torture) on prisoners. Gorsuch’s excuse is that he was merely doing what he was paid to do because he was employed by the White House; “I was only following orders” is an excuse used by many a scoundrel throughout history. Continue reading

April 8, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Vigil for the murdered Indian in Kansas

Miserable day for an open-air vigil but there was a good turnout of South Asians. Of course, there were lots of speeches and most people seemed to think they were the only ones making a speech and we were in a warm auditorium, but sadly, they were wrong.
I believe we have lost yet another opportunity for political strength and inter-faith cooperation (not the one where we read our scriptures and praise the other ones).

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March 5, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Muslim Bans, Muslim Lists…Action and Reaction

Targeting of Muslims has begun, it started with a sweeping ban on everyone from seven Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen). Then it was drawn back to be a ban on all refugees from those countries, then “Extreme Vetting of people from these countries; all in order to stop ALL “Islamic Terrorism” of course! Presumably, terrorism by non-Muslims may continue because it is more palatable. Muslims are being harassed at US entry points (yes, even more than ever before) and some have even been pressured into signing a renunciation of their Permanent Resident status.

Let just allow that the Trump administration and his equally Muslim-hating cabinet are really concerned about “Terrorism”. The term they used was “Islamic Terrorism” which means Muslims. Continue reading

January 31, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The 9-11 Tragedy

Yes, we are almost on September 11, 2016. For those who may not be aware, this is the 15th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy where about 3000 people were killed in suicide attacks on America. Yes, this is the day that comes every year, when America gets to rip its collective scab off the wound so it can relive the pain and bleed again and this is a day for grief.

Too many people cannot distinguish between feeling grief and feeling the need to hate and kill.

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September 10, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Urgent Political Action for US Muslims

Remember I said Muslims must not vote until we get organized and can vote as a bloc? Well, they say a wise man reserves the right to change his mind while a fool never does.

 

Every Muslim citizen MUST register to vote in their state and then we must ALL vote…against any Republican who is running for any office in these elections.

 

Things are changing fast in the US and the future does not look too comfortable for us Muslims, the Republican Party has nailed its colors to the hate-Islam mast. Tragically, it appears that the only way they can bring voters together is by stoking the flames of hate and fear against a group that has no political power…us Muslims these days. Continue reading

March 16, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

America, Christians and Muslims

Last week we had an excellent gathering at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood with speakers and covered by the press. The event was organized in response to the hate and violence being promoted by the Republican Party Presidential candidates and by many others around the country. While they gave me undeserved credit, the evening was conceived and executed by the Lutheran Pastor Terry Kyllo.

Speaking at the event were:

  • Opening: Lutheran Pastor Terry Kyllo
  • Welcome: Church Pastor Paul Sundberg
  • Lutheran Bishop Kirby Unti
  • Sheikh Ismail Ahmed
  • CAIR-WA Director Arsalan Bokhari
  • Author Lesley Hazleton  (The First Muslim and After the Prophet and many others)
  • Imam Benjamin Shabazz from the WD Mohammed Muslim community
  • Refugee Resettlement John Forseth

There were over 350 people present including a fair number of Muslims, it was a fabulous success!

If you would like to view the event or just listen to it, please check out the Catacombs Church link  where you will also find some of the coverage from the Press. Scroll down towards the bottom to see “Audio of the event” and “Complete video of the event“.

 

I would like to share two thoughts with you, one about Christians and America and the other (towards the end) about Muslims… Continue reading

December 21, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Snoqualmie WA Rep J Rodne shows his bigotry

Of course, now that elections are over, there is even less to fear by bashing Islam and Muslims. Republican State Rep Jay Rodne represents the Snoqualmie 5th district…those who are not Muslims of course! He does not even regard us Muslims as being Americans in fact, he wants “America” (the non-Muslims of course) to solve the Muslim problem by getting guns.

Under the cover of the Paris slaughter, the bigots WILL show their patriotism by demanding that “Muzlems” and Islam…and “A-rabs” of course, be “stopped”. For those who are clueless about such code words, try to figure it out, how does one “Stop” a population of this country that is anywhere from 2 million to 4 million?
Ultra-Patriot Rep (R) Jay Rodne helpfully provides the answer by saying “Islam is incompatible with Western values … America, arm yourself“.

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November 18, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments