A reader sends an article from Free Muslims — he says it’s Hirabah, not jihad:
From its inception in the form of unauthorized and un-Islamic fatwas (religious edicts) in 1996 and 1998, Osama bin Laden’s so-called “Jihad Against America and the West” is nothing but a pseudo-Islamic scam. It is no more “holy” or “godly” than the genocidal haters and killers who concocted and are fomenting it.
As Islamic Law scholar Khaled Abou El Fadl of UCLA explains in his highly acclaimed new book, “The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists,” these radicals “entirely ignore the Qur’anic teaching that the act of destroying or spreading ruin on this earth is one of the gravest sins possible — fasad fi al-ard, which means to corrupt the earth by destroying the beauty of creation. This is considered an ultimate act of blasphemy against God. Those who corrupt the earth by destroying lives, property and nature are designated as mufsiduun (corruptors and evildoers) who, in effect, wage war against God by dismantling the very fabric of existence… the crime is called Hirabah (waging war against society).”
This Hirabah’s (this unholy war’s) more appropriate name is The Al Qaeda Apostasy — a perversion of authentic Islam which (in the name of Allah, of course) threatens to turn that religion into nothing but a perpetual killing machine of all Christians, all Jews and all Muslims who happen to disagree. Beneath its false labels it is a plainly satanic, cultic violation of many of the fundamental precepts of Qur’anic Islam…
Go see Atlas Shrugs on the Looney Clooney’s version of Darfur. You have to wonder at the willingness of entertainment folks to display their room temp IQs:
They came out as one to demand the Bush administration push harder for a multinational peacekeeping force to be sent to Darfur, and place other sanctions on Sudan.
If they did their homework, they’d know that Bush is not the problem. If they did their homework they’d know Bush has been Sisyphus pushing an apathetic, yellow bellied, paralyzed UN and an even less engaged European community. If they did their homework they’d know NATO has refused to send troops to Darfur. If they did their homework they’d know the AU peacekeepers are scared to death and incapable of saving or protecting those people. Darfur needs NATO.
In reading the article in the Washington Post, little mention is made of Islamic extremist government and odder still, Simon Deng is never mentioned. Imagine that. The ex-slave who has worked tirelessly is not mentioned. Clooney’s idiotic message is quoted but not Deng’s.
cLooney: “The world policy on Sudan is failing,” [what policy??-Atlas] said actor George Clooney, “If we turn our heads and look away and hope it will all go away, then they will, and an entire generation will die.” [They are dead 400,000 and counting, three million since 1955 – why no mention of al qaeda in Khartoum, geo? What happens when it turns into a quagmire? What then geo? Who ya gonna blame?- Atlas]
Debbie Schussel has the real back story here:
Years ago, I wrote about Oprah Winfrey’s refusal to do anything about what is happening in Sudan.
Well, yesterday, she finally did–along with her friends, renowned African scholars and foreign policy experts Angelina Jolie and George Clooney.
But it is too little, too late. And their timing is by design. It fits in well with their political agenda. You see, now there are no Christians left in Arab Muslim Sudan. They’ve all been mass murdered (after torture, gang rape, and forced conversion to Islam). So, now, it is finally okay for these vapid celebs to display their phony concern.
From Shrinkwrapped, a very sad story: another bulldozing of Hindus. This time in Kharzakstan:
It is often the small things that illustrate evil. In many parts of the world Islamic governments allow no freedom for other religions. Apparently a Hare Krishna community is being assailed in Khazakstan. Krishna-kirti blogs at Indus Valley Rising asked that I pass along some information about what sounds like a sad situation developing in Khazakstan. I do not know much about this but his post, “No Religious Freedom in Islamic Countries”, explains some of the details and he has some pictures up on his site of the bulldozers coming in to destroy people’s homes. This seems like yet another example, in an out of the way place, where Islamic governments are taking advantage of their power to harm people who are seen as less than fully human.
Since SW sent this, Krishna-kirti has posted several updates. Go to his main blog, and keep scrolling.
From a commenter, a link to Strategy Page, on why Iraq is not Vietnam:
April 30, 2006: Despite the many brickbats of the media, al Qaeda has been defeated in Iraq, and is now retreating to lick its wounds where it can. If it can. Just over four and a half years, al Qaeda has gone from being the dominant terrorist group in the world to a defeated shell of its former self. In trying to defeat the United States, al Qaeda made three big mistakes: They fought the last information war, they underestimated the American leadership, and they also managed to anger the Iraqi people.
And a note arrived to let us know that the latest The New English Review is up. Have you read the list of contributors??? Amazing: Theodore Dalrymple, John Derbyshire, Hugh Fitzgerald, just to name a few. An amusing essay, by Mary Jackson, gives a name to something we’ve all experienced: thinking we have invented a neologism, we google our creation — only to find that at least ten people beat us to it. She calls this phenomenon “Google-Thwart” — which is definitely the deflated feeling one experiences on finding out somebody got there ahead of us. Sometimes centuries ahead of us.
And Rivenrock is boiling:
I thought you were among the best persons I know of to send this to, please pass it on to all you wish.
I am fed up with illegals coming into our country and then telling us what OUR laws should be. I am no more happy with it than if an intruder came into my house and told me where the couch and TV should be placed. I the case of our country I was not happy before, but now I am really tired of this. And here in this area we have many businesses that closed last year during another protest against us not giving illegals Drivers Licenses. So now I’ve made up a flier I will e posting on businesses to show them what I think of their political opportunism. You can see it … at my blog.
Folks, this has become a travesty, and the people of America are awakening to the secessionist platform of the major rally organizers, but I think the majority of the illegals and other rally participants are unaware that they are being used as ‘useful idiots’ by the Communist organizers of the rallies who wish for nothing more than a group of secessionists in our own country.
That’s the Monday morning mail…(and I found another woman I forgot to add to the Baron’s list)…
I’ve been working lately as a substitute teacher at one of our local middle schools. That raises a number of issues, some of which are germane to this blog, but one in particular comes to mind.
How come, when we hear what actors have to say, it’s never about something they actually know something about?
I happened to be substituting for a bunch of eighth graders who were watching “Radio” with Ed Harris and Cuba Gooding, Jr. (one of the few movies I’ve seen in the past several years that didn’t stink on ice), and I got to thinking, Wouldn’t it be nice if Ed Harris talking about acting could get the kind of coverage nowadays reserved for George Clooney on foreign policy?
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Oy, it’s painful to see Debbie Schussel hack away at her credibility like this:
“You see, now there are no Christians left in Arab Muslim Sudan. They’ve all been mass murdered (after torture, gang rape, and forced conversion to Islam).“
Sorry, that’s completely wrong. What has happened is that the Movable Sudanese Genocide™ has departed from Southern Sudan, where there were and still are plenty of Christians–Christians who despite all they suffered (and she’s right about that part) fought back, and basically fought the Sudanese government to a standoff. Hence the peace agreement.
Now, the Sudanese Genocide has moved on to Darfur, a place where there was no significant Christian population to begin with. [Previous comment removed due to some typos that totally destroyed the sense in a few places. Oops.]
Terrific post- lots of good info and ‘texture.’
Now, as an a matter of clarification, Mr Parker, Ms Schlussel may have ben guilty of some literary licence, but not much.
The tragedy in Darfur is only the latest in a what has been a series of tragedies over the pat few decades that has cost about 2 million lives.
Yesterday’s rally was more of a Bush bash than anything else.
The hypocrisy of those who would come out and blame George Bush for the tragedy in Darfur is stunning and completely ignores reality and truth.
SigCarl, forgetting his calling, says:
The hypocrisy of those who would come out and blame George Bush for the tragedy in Darfur is stunning and completely ignores reality and truth…
This is called being a scapegoat, SigCarl. Gotta have big shoulders and turn a deaf ears to the haters…wouldn’t you love to know what he says in private?
Personally, I don’t think his leave-taking in 2008 will be at all bitter-sweet. *we* may not be so happy with his successette, depending on who she is..
My first glimpse of Bush-blaming for Darfur was a few weeks ago on a bumper sticker in C-ville (what did Dymphna call it? The little kumquat?). I thought it was an incredible reach, but I’m not surprised to see it coming mainstream in the antibushian sphere. I thought at the time – what the hell do they want him to do? Invade? Just how long would they “support the troops” this time? a week?
My Googlethwart was the neologism “blogwash” – I suspected it might actually be a paleologism, but wasn’t expecting the hundreds of hits it garnered.