Saturday, April 4, 2015

Political News and Book Reviews on Islam & Shari'a


Computer Warning From Del
Below is a message I received yesterday, which did have an attachment with it, that was labeled to be a Word document. Because I do have a court appearance coming up for a traffic matter, I thought it was about that, that I had lost track of the date, and was in trouble. So I went to open the attachment. I should have noted that the return address was not from a court or government site, and that I was not addressed by my legal name as a court document would do. The download was a Trojan Horse, which one of my safety programs stopped from deploying. It took nearly three hours for my full antiviral scan to run, which found that file plus others it had already quarantined. So I erased them all completely, and things are now OK. These are smart jerks putting this stuff out, so we all need to be very wary of anything coming in that says "Open this!" or "Click here!" Be careful, very careful. --Del. I find I get a lot of sites where it goes to a "warning" that my computer is infected, or I need to download an update to this or that. You can't get out of the site except for alt-control-delete, closing all open web programs. I currently have adware pop-ups on many sites that slipped through my defenses that are annoying, though not dangerous. ~Bob

Book Recommendation: Questioning Islam: Tough Questions & Honest Answers About the Muslim Religion. By Peter Townsend 
Townsend does an excellent job of research using the authoritative versions of the Qur'an, the strongest of the Hadiths and the biography of Mohammad accepted as authoritative by most Muslim scholars. For those who don't know, the Hadiths are the traditions of Mohammad and his companions which Islamic scholars say are essential to understand and practice Islam. Sunnis and Shi'a accept different ones as being the strongest, but for example, the Muslim declaration of faith (There is no god but Allah and Mohammad is his prophet, and the other four "Pillars of Islam" are in the Hadiths, not the Qur'an. He also uses archeological evidence and other writings from the time of Mohammad and of the Hadiths (like the Qur'an, written down decades, often centuries, after Mohammad died) to question must of Islam history and teaching. He tends to use both superlatives ("Jaw Dropping" revelation) and slightly pejorative language (Muslim apologists) which I think do not strengthen the book. Nevertheless, this is well worth reading and will give you a strong background in both Islamic history and the claims of the Muslim religion. ~Bob

Book Recommendation: Sharia Law for Non-Muslims (A Taste of Islam). By Bill Warner 
This short (45 page) book is an easy read and an excellent introduction to Shari'a Law. Many people talk about Shari'a, but few have any knowledge of what it calls for, as witness the cognitively-challenged folks who say it is compatible with the US Constitution. Of course, Shari'a varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, a leading cause of early death among Muslims who can't agree. But it is drawn from the Qur'an and Hadiths. Everywhere there are groups seeking, often by violent means, to implement more strict versions. Fully implemented, it includes executing gays and Muslims who leave Islam, stoning women accused of adultery, wife beating, polygamy, child marriage and slavery following Mohammad's "perfect example," and women or infidels as second class citizens without the rights of male Muslims. his is a quick way to familiarize you with what the main schools of Islamic teaching call for in society. Shari'a is a theocratic system of government--Islam recognizes and tolerates no "separation of mosque and state." Worth reading. ~Bob

General News and Comment

Excerpt: The complaint, filed March 18 by Robert Hall, alleges that on March 1, Mahoney posed for still photographs and/or video along with a marked Dane County Sheriff’s Office car on behalf of Bradley’s campaign.

Video: This Axe-Wielding Robber Is Served Instant Justice When Angry Shop Owners Swing Into Action
Excerpt: An armed robber intent on stealing their cash didn’t figure on the courage and tenacity of husband-and-wife shop owners who weren’t to be intimidated by the axe the crazed criminal was swinging. The dramatic scuffle in the small store in County Durham, England, was caught on surveillance camera. You can see how the masked raider was jumped from behind by shopkeeper Sab Dhillon, whose wife helped subdue the robber with her son’s baseball bat.

Worth Seeing: Lies, Lies, Lies. (Seal calls out Hillary)
Excerpt: Dom Raso calls out Hillary Clinton's false claims of having dodged sniper fire as dishonorable and proof that she is unworthy to lead our country. 

McAuliffe ‘bans the box’ on state job applications
Excerpt: Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday ordered state agencies to remove from their employment applications questions that would disqualify job seekers on the basis of a criminal record.

Worth Hearing: "Sir, I Will Not Obey That Order."

Reset: Russian ships in old Arctic NATO base set alarms bells ringing. By Pierre-Henry Deshayes
Excerpt: Russian ships docked at what was once a secret Norwegian naval base in the Arctic have prompted concern from the NATO country's former top military leaders, anxious about its resurgent eastern neighbour roaming nearby. Norway's jagged Arctic coastline has regained its strategic importance since tensions between Russia and NATO members have spiked to levels not seen since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Russia outguns US in information war with record propaganda spending. By Nicole Gaouette 
Excerpt: The troubled U.S. agency responsible for delivering news around the world is being outgunned in Eastern Europe by Russian outlets unrestrained by notions of fact-based journalism. The unequal competition raises fears among U.S. officials that Moscow is winning the information war about events in Ukraine, even as the Russian economy staggers under economic sanctions imposed after the takeover of Crimea.

Gun News

Woman fires shots at would-be burglar. Suspect captured after getting stuck while jumping fence
Excerpt: The homeowner said the burglar ran behind the house after she fired and became stuck while trying to jump a fence. The woman asked not to be identified, but she said there was no way he was going to get inside her home.

Race Card News

Whoa: Gallup shows 26 percent of blacks now identify as conservative
Excerpt: He sent a text to his research guru, Frank, and later that day Frank sent me the results of an ongoing survey on ideological preferences I had never seen. I was pleasantly surprised at the results! Fully 26 percent of blacks identify their ideology as conservative, compared to the 35 percent national average. At the same time, 26 percent of blacks identify their ideology as liberal, compared to the 23 percent national average. The number of blacks who identify their ideology as conservative is higher than I expected, but it confirms the testimonial feedback I get from black people who listen to my show, visit my website or attend my speeches.

Undocumented Democrat News

Illegal Immigrant With Drug-Resistant Tb To Be Released Into Us, Say Congressional Leaders
Excerpt: On Friday, Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, along with Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ), sent a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson and ICE Deputy Assistant Secretary SaldaƱa warning them not to release an illegal immigrant with drug-resistant tuberculosis into the general public.

Religion of Peace News

On issue after issue, the Democrat/Obama position is opposed to what the majority of voters want. Some "democrats."

France FM: U.S. Surrendered To Iran’s Last Minute Demands At Nuke Talks
Excerpt: The French delegation in Switzerland felt the outline for a nuclear deal with Iran was “not solid enough,” and wanted to improve upon the deal before signing off on the accord, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told Europe 1 radio on Friday. However, the Iranian delegation threatened at the last minute to leave the talks entirely, which persuaded the American delegation to capitulate to the demands of the Ayatollah’s regime, Fabius revealed. The French Foreign Minister said he wanted a strong, comprehensive deal that dissuades “other countries in the Gulf such as Saudi Arabia from embarking on nuclear proliferation.”

Hezbollah: Iran in 'nuclear club' after deal. By Mark Hensch
Excerpt: A Hezbollah leader Friday hailed this week’s tentative framework for Iran’s nuclear weapons program as a major win for the Islamic republic. Hezbollah MP Nawar Sahli praised the agreement as an Iranian “victory” in his remarks, the Lebanon Daily Star reported Saturday. Hezbollah is a Shia Islamist group in Lebanon closely linked with Tehran and its clerics of the same faith.

Hundreds protest Islamic law in Australia
Excerpt: Protesters waving Australian flags and carrying signs such as "Yes Australia. No Sharia" rallied around the country on Saturday in events organisers said were against Islamic extremism. The "Reclaim Australia" events drew hundreds of supporters but also triggered counter-rallies from other groups who criticised them as racist and called for greater tolerance.
"We are pro-Australian values and anti-extreme Islam, but we're not anti-Muslim," Reclaim Australia spokeswoman Catherine Brennan told AFP, adding there was no racism behind the rallies, which she said had attracted people from diverse backgrounds. (Shari'a Law allows men to have four wives and to beat them, allows slavery, condemns gays and apostates who leave Islam to death, calls for the stoning of women accused of adultery, and makes a woman's or an infidel's testimony only worth half of that of a male Muslim. And these racists are against such reasonable things? ~Bob)

Kenyatta says campus attackers 'embedded' in Kenya's Muslim community
Excerpt: Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Saturday that those behind an attack in which al Shabaab Islamist militants killed 148 people at a university were "deeply embedded" in Kenya, and called on Kenyan Muslims to help prevent radicalization. ... Four suspects were Kenyans of Somali origin, and the fifth was Tanzanian, the ministry said. The suspected mastermind, Mohamed Mohamud, a former teacher at a Garissa madrasa, is still on the run. Kenya has offered a 20 million shillings ($215,000) reward for his arrest.

Worth Reading: Kenya's most wanted: Police hunt teacher Islamist terrorist mastermind behind attack that killed 147, putting £145,000 bounty on his head
Excerpt: The gunmen, who killed 147 people in Kenya's worst terrorist attack since 1998, ordered people to recite verses from the Koran at gunpoint to avoid being shot. They also told women they were safe before gunning them down. The men shouted 'God is great' as they shot and killed the unarmed civilians. Reuben Mwavita saw three female students murdered in front of him. He said the gunmen forced them onto their knees and started to interrogate them. He said: 'The mistake they made was to say "Jesus, please save us", because that is when they were immediately shot.' 

Laughing Somali gunmen taunted victims in university massacre. By Adow Jubat
Excerpt: survivors of the Kenya university massacre described how laughing gunmen taunted their victims amid scenes of total carnage. Salias Omosa, an 20-year-old education student, said the victims were woken up at gunpoint in Thursday's pre-dawn attack, and Muslims and non-Muslims picked out by "how they were dressed". "'We don't fear death, this will be a good Easter holiday for us,' the attackers were shouting in Swahili, then shooting their guns," Omosa recounted, still trembling with terror and sitting in the refuge of a military camp.

Danish professor: Jihadis are just following the example of Muhammad. By Nicolai Sennels
Excerpt: For three years, a Danish linguist, Tina Magaard, analyzed the basic texts of ten religions. Her conclusion is that the texts of Islam stand out by encouraging terrorism and violence more than those of other religions. Now Tina Magaard speaks out again. Translated by Nicolai Sennels, via Tina Magaard has great knowledge about Islam, both personally and academically. She believes that Danish experts in Islam fail to disclose what is in Islam’s holy scriptures, and the extent to which extremism draws its ammunition from these scriptures.… She studied Arabic and read both the Qur’an and the hadiths. Here she recognized many of the repressive tendencies she had experienced [in her travels in Muslim countries].

Dutch researcher: “The better integrated, the higher the risk of radicalization.” By Nicolai Sennels
Excerpt: Muslims are not radicalized by poverty, racism or lack of integration. Muslims are radicalized by Islam. The fact is that Islam is the only religion where its followers become more violent the more they follow their religion.

Imam of the grand mosque in Mecca calls for all-out war against Shiites. By Riyadh Mohammed
Excerpt: “Our war with Iran, say that out loud, is a war between Sunnis and Shiites,” Sunni preacher Abdul Rahman al-Sudais says in the nearly seven-minute clip. “Our war with truly sectarian. If it was not sectarian, we will make it sectarian... The Jews and cross” – meaning Christians – “I swear by Allah that they will have their days...The prophet said that Rome will be conquered ...Our disagreement with Rafidha” – another word for Shiites – “will not be removed, nor our suicide to fight them... as long as they are on the face of the earth....” While cursing Jews is part of Friday prayers and speeches in many parts of the Islamic world, most Muslim imams avoid calling for all-out war with Shiites and Christians. 

Worth Sharing: Moderate Muslims? (Je Suis Charlie!)

The Saker interviews Sheikh Imran Hosein
I don't know what motivated the Saker to do this interview with a renowned Muslim scholar and I didn't listen to the whole thing, but one of the first issues the Imam takes up is the distinction between Christians who ally with the Jews and those who do not. He unequivocally says that, according to the Koran, any Muslim who befriends Christians who are friends with the Jews "has left the Muslim world and can no longer consider himself a Muslim." Further, he states that more and more Muslims are going to come around to this view. In view of the wholesale Muslim migration foisted on the West from the top down, The Western world is already being thrown back to the Third Reich, but barring an unforeseen geopolitical tectonic plate shift, this emerging Muslim doctrine has the potential to set the west up for another holocaust. Relations between Muslims and non-Muslims are already shaky at best, but if what this Imam says really is the future of Islam, Europe will certainly face unimaginable woes and hardships because the "Christian" leaders who are working toward a theological conciliation among world religions will almost certainly be seduced by this absurd and racist teaching. After all, such "Christian" leaders are already weak in their faith and all it will take is a shove for them to land in an anti-Semitic form of apostasy. The future would be unimaginable. Unfortunately, in the broadest of outlines, this matches with what is prophesied. --Don

Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam Veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate. He is the author of The Coming Collapse of the American Republic. For a free PDF of Collapse, e-mail him at tartanmarine(at) Hall’s eleven books are listed here:

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