“Do American citizens go around carrying documents with them when they work or apply for work? Most Americans are undocumented workers but they are not illegal immigrants. There is a difference.” —Thomas Sowell
Archives for March 2006
People around the world are breathing a sigh of relief with the news that the possible execution of confessed Afghani Christian Abdul Rahman has been solved and he will now be free to return to his life. Most people also believe this is an isolated incident.
Mr. Rahman is like a snowflake in a blast furnace—he has no chance of survival in Afghanistan. If Mr. Rahman is not escorted out of Afghanistan by heavily armed American Marine bodyguards, he probably will not live 24 hours after being released from jail for his “horrible” crime. If this courageous gentleman is not given safe-haven away from Muslims, his life is over. Islam will not allow him to live as a Christian. Muslims that were his friends for years, will tear him apart in their rage, fomented by Islamic leaders who have ordered his assassination. Allah must have his ration of blood.
“Rejecting Islam is insulting God. We will not allow God to be humiliated. This man must die,” said cleric Abdul Raoulf. “The government is playing games. The people will not be fooled.” Raoulf went on to tell the Associated Press reporter, “We will call on the people to pull him into pieces so there’s nothing left.”
Sharia law is very clear on the matter. Allah stated emphatically through Mohammed: “Whoever changes his religion, kill him.”
Frantically, the Afghani government tried to find a way to salvage Islam’s reputation by declaring this man “insane” and thus couldn’t be charged with any crime under Islamic law. Why would Mr. Rahman be considered insane? He dared to abandon Islam and turned to Christianity. In the mind of Muslims, this would be proof that he is insane. No sane person would commit such a horrible crime. The “insane” person is given three days to reconsider and remain Muslim. If he refuses, he is killed.
Of course, this insanity defense was not successful but yet another bloodthirsty aspect of Islam has been exposed to the world. Will the West realize that Islam has been hanging people since the days of Mohammed for the crime of escaping Islam? This is not new. The Quran demands it.
Then the Afghan government remembered that it had freedom of religion in its new constitution—sort of. Anything written in the Afghani constitution means nothing because Islamic law is always supreme. There are no exceptions.
Listening to many of the talking heads on television, one would believe that this behavior within Islam is new or only found in backwards Islamic countries. This simply isn’t true. Far left websites are blaming this barbaric behavior on Bush. The leftists seem to think that somehow, American “aggression” against Muslims has suddenly turned them into bloodthirsty and intolerant people. If not for the evil West, Islam would be peaceful and loving to all.
After all the free world has learned about the inner-workings of Islam, it still doesn’t get it. What the world is witnessing in Afghanistan IS Islam. Islam is the only known “religion” that orders a death sentence for anyone who dares to break the chains of domination and believe in any God other than Allah.
The God of Islam, Allah, is not the God of the rest of the world. One can use the terms Islam and Allah interchangeably. America, indeed the free world, must understand this about Islam if there is to be any chance of defeating this enemy.
Muslim scholars state that to leave Islam is an insult to Allah. If the God of the Jews and the God of the Christians is the same as the God as the Muslims, how then, could God be insulted as long as one continued to believe and worship the one true God? Leaving Islam is not an insult to God; it is an insult to Islam. It is an insult to their God, Allah, who demands that all living beings believe only in Islam…or is it Allah? It is very easy to confuse the two.
If there is not submission to Islam, there will death at the hands of Islam. This is the way Islam has been since Mohammed walked the earth and it remains that way today. For many Muslims, it is not devotion to Islam or Allah that keeps them going to mosque, it is fear.
The clerics and imams have been carefully schooled to maintain this fear and control over the followers. They know how to speak to crowds of men that are easily moved to near insanity and in this state of mind a raging mob will carry out any order that is given to them.
If this poor man, Abdul Rahman, is torn to pieces by the raging followers of the loving and peaceful “Allah” of Islam and dies for his belief in Christ as the Son of God, it would be almost romantic to call him a modern-day martyr. But Mr. Rahman is only one of many these days who are dying because they don’t believe in Allah. These people believe in a kind and loving God, not the bloodthirsty god of Islam. They die in Saudi Arabia and Indonesia and Sudan. Christians and Jews are martyred nearly on a daily basis somewhere in the world.
Betrayed by his Judas wife, Mr. Rahman is a Christian in a sea of hateful and angry Muslims. No one knows better than he the fate that awaits him. His courage is similar to another man who abandoned the faith of his birth and believed in a new beginning for mankind. There are many Muslims like Mr. Rahman in this world. There will be more as the hate and intolerance that is Islam becomes unbearable. There will come a day when the fear will not be enough to hold them. Mr. Rahman is just the most visible for now. This brave soul will leave the jail with his head held high. Mr. Rahman states he has no fear. He stated: “The punishment by hanging? I will accept it gladly, but I am not an infidel. I am not a traitor. I am a follower of Jesus.” One man may die for his religion and others will kill him because their religion demands it. In today’s world, it is not hard to identify which religion is which.Abdul Rahman, Afghanistan, Islam, Muslims, Allah, Muslim, Bush
Anyone who has read this website for a decent amount of time knows that I am a big fan of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. It just so happens Nino and I are of the same ethnic background so that makes us ethnic Sicilian cousins.
I feel that I am well qualified to define what the gesture means since I use it about 50 times a day as I read the Main Stream Media reports. (It helps to keep the blood pressure down.)
The gesture, which is done with a flick of the fingers underneath the chin, is a very old school Italian of flipping a person off. It can mean many different things, anywhere from “Who gives a Damn” to “F- off”. It’s all in the eyes of the beholder.
“Vaffanculo!” “That’s Sicilian for ‘second-rate newspaper'” Courtesy of Media Blog
What started all the hub bub about was a female reporter from the Boston Herald asked Scalia a very stupid question and stupid got the gesture.
But what is really going on here is Nino is targeted by liberals because of conservative views and this is a typical example of the left to demonize him. The MSM is on a “Nino Watch.”
What I’m not sure of is did he make her cry?Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
[Editor’s note: our contributor LTC Joseph Myers forwards this report from Iraq with the following introduction:
I received this ‘update’ from a friend, written by a great American and Infantry officer, it represents his view of things in Iraq…a personal foxhole snapshot from someone “over there” for ten months. This is not an official report of the Army or the MNF-I, but I thought you might want to post it; it’s a very telling and inspiring story. But just between you and me and the reading audience, the American media is failing the American people—and terribly so. Is it just an accident or partisanship? I suspect books will be written on the coverage of this war as much as its conduct.
Meanwhile the American Army and the rest of our armed forces in this fight is the only thing standing between us and tyranny. One day the American people might understand this, no thanks to the American media of course.]
Sorry it has been five months since my last update, but then, we have been busy. Let me give you the bottomline up front (BLUF), and then catch you up on things. Feel free to forward this to whomever, since we still can’t seem to get the press to tell folks what is going on. This is how the fight is going from my foxhole, and it is much more than the bombings, US casualties, and rumors of civil war the press seems to be focused on.
BLUF: We are not, and have not been, on the verge of civil war. We have had an increase in killings by militia groups in the past five weeks, and that is not helping get the new government seated, but we (the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Coalition Forces) are far from losing control.
As you probably noted, Al Qaida and the other insurgent groups were not able to mount a Tet like offensive this past fall. Iraqi and US operations prevented them from organizing major attacks, and the ISF did a superb job of securing the polling sites. Iraq ratified a constitution and conducted a credible election. Although the Iraqis face some significant challenges forming the new government, the basics of democracy are present and taking root.Iraq, Iraqi Security Forces, Coalition Forces, Al Qaida
In 1907, during one of the great immigration waves, President Teddy Roosevelt said that the immigrant who comes here “in good faith … shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.” However, he added, “We have room but for one flag, the American flag.”
Words well worth recalling as we noticed what student protesters decided to hoist up their high school flagpole while ostensibly demonstrating against immigration reform. In Spanish this is called reconquista, the reconquering of Mexican land lost during the Mexican-American war (1846-48), and its appearance in Los Angeles this week adds a dark dimension to the entire immigration debate.President Teddy Roosevelt, Mexican, Mexican-American war