The Prisoner of Hasaka

Hundreds of captured Islamic State fighters are being held in a former Syrian government prison at Hasaka in northeastern Syria, hoping to be allowed to return “home” to Europe. The following two videos provide a look at two “Dutch” prisoners held in Hasaka.

Hans Jaap Melissen is a Dutch journalist with extensive experience reporting from war zones in the Middle East. In these videos Mr. Melissen first interviews the prisoners, and then analyzes the honesty (or lack thereof) of their responses.

Many thanks to C for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

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Video transcript #1:

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It’s 1801 All Over Again

According to H. Numan, today the Barbary Coast has expanded to encompass the entire Western World.

It’s 1801 all over again

by H. Numan

At this moment the Dutch and other European governments have difficulty getting mohammedan nations to follow signed treaties. They are milked for all they are worth. It’s like going back into time to the 1800s when Barbary states did as they pleased. If you don’t learn from history, you have to do it all over again.

The Dutch government tried — in vain — to negotiate with Morocco to be able to deport Moroccan criminals back to their own country. The Moroccan government didn’t even want to receive a Dutch minister to talk about it. Other treaties are also not honored. For example, many Moroccans live on Dutch benefits for whatever reason. That can be disability, being unemployed, etc. Not a problem, they are entitled to it. However, you do have to declare all your possessions and financial accounts anywhere in the world. That’s what they don’t do. They consider possessions and money in Morocco (or in Turkey, or wherever) to be exempt. To do with whatever they feel like.

There is ample evidence that many Moroccan and Turkish nationals living in The Netherlands who claim benefits own real estate in their home countries. Or even have/run hotels there. Under Dutch law they have to declare those assets. The value would be deducted from their social benefits. Which would mean for them the end of their stay in Luilekkerland (candy land). One may be destitute in one country and claim benefits. Not if they own luxurious properties abroad, of course. That’s not how mohammedans like it. Infidels should pay their jizya humbly and without grumbling.

None of them sees this abuse of our social system as fraudulent. They merely collect their jizya. Nothing wrong with that. Neither do their governments. Both the Turkish and Moroccan authorities refuse to assist investigations into their citizens. Also, both Turkish and Moroccan law forbid their citizens to renounce nationality. It can be done — but it’s very very difficult to do so. Regardless of the fact that their citizens absolutely refuse to renounce their nationality.

We have the weird situation that several members of the Dutch parliament, including the chairman of the house, Khadija Arib, hold dual nationality. Mrs. Arib is both a Dutch and a Moroccan citizen. Likewise Ahmed Aboutaleb is the mayor of Rotterdam, with two nationalities. Dutch and Moroccan. Ahmed Marcouch is the mayor of the city of Arnhem. All of them flatly refuse to give up their original nationality.

It’s even worse than that. For example, Mr. Aboutaleb was interviewed. During the interview he was asked what he would do if his daughters were to come home with Dutch non-muslim boyfriends. He openly said that he would not accept that. His daughters will marry muslims. Period. Those are the words of our enlightened liberal mohammedan mayor of Rotterdam. He’s a moderate muslim. Just imagine a new mayor who’s less moderate … Abou was lucky to be interviewed by a progressive journalist. Image if he had been interviewed by a real journalist: he would have to answer the question ‘what would you do if your daughters came home with a black very dark-skinned atheist boy from Suriname or the Antilles?’ He’s clever enough to not say: throw both of them off the nearest balcony. But that’s almost certainly what he would have thought.

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Book Reviews: The Koran

Book Reviews: The Koran

Compiled by Michael Copeland

  • “This wretched book … I have been unable to discover in it one single idea of value.” — Arthur Schopenhauer
     
  • “So long as there is this book there will be no peace in the world.”— William E. Gladstone
     
  • “When I have time, I must put it into German so that every man may see what a foul and shameful book it is.” — Martin Luther
     
  • “It’s a depressing book. It really is. It’s just the rantings of a schizophrenic. There is also the barrenness of the message. It has no ethical dimension.” —Sebastian Faulks
     
  • “[It] teaches fear, hatred, contempt for others. Murder as a legitimate means of spreading and maintaining this devil’s doctrine. It denigrates women, divides people into classes and demands blood and more blood.” — Voltaire (Quoted by Julius O’Malley, comment)
     
  • “He bestows praise upon such instances of treachery, inhumanity, cruelty, revenge, bigotry, as are utterly incompatible with civilised society.” —David Hume
     
  • An “incoherent jumble of fable and precept and declamation which seldom excites a sentiment or an idea, sometimes crawls in the dust and is sometimes lost in the clouds.” —Edward Gibbon
     
  • “…an incentive to war, and propagator of hostility…” —Dayanand Saraswati, Indian sage, 1883
     
  • “An ill-arranged collection of badly translated plagiarisms of earlier Jewish and Christian stories.” — Christopher Hitchens
     
  • “… right there in black and white, absolute encouragement — no, a divine instruction — to act atrociously towards the rest of the world. Page after page of it. Sex slaves, the lot. The thing is horrific. … and if you ask my opinion, the thing should be banned for inciting racial and religious hatred on almost every page.” —Tommy Robinson, in Enemy of the State
     
  • “…at times violent imagery of torment and punishment in hell, at other times direct commands to believers to deal mercilessly with unbelievers, conveyed in a frenzied torrent of words repeatedly revisiting the theme of hatred and vengeance…” — Mathieu Baudin, comment, Jihad Watch

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Turks vs. Kurds in the Streets of the Hague

The following video shows a report from De Telegraaf about Kurdish demonstrations last month in the Hague. The Kurds were protesting the pullback of American troops in Syria as well as the actions of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Partway through the demonstration some Turks showed up carrying a Turkish flag, and were promptly beaten up by Kurds. Regardless of the strategic or tactical value of allying with the Kurds, they are still Muslims and Middle Easterners, and behave pretty much the same as Turks and Arabs. Having them in one’s country provides roughly the same amount of cultural enrichment as having Turks, Yemenis, Moroccans, Pakistanis, or Afghans.

Many thanks to C for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

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Och, the Puir Wee ISIS Bairns!

The following story provides some of the background for the essay by H. Numan that I posted earlier this evening.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this article from the Dutch news portal NU:

Court: State must make effort to bring 56 children back from Syria

November 11, 2019

The Dutch state must make efforts to bring 56 children and possibly their 19 mothers out of Syria to the Netherlands. That was the ruling of the court in the Hague in a summary proceeding on Monday.

Judgment on taking back Islamic State children

Their mothers can only be brought back if there is no other option.

The government must take action within 14 days

The summary proceeding was brought due to the acute danger in the camps in Syria.

The Netherlands has the duty to make efforts to bring back IS children

According to the court, The Netherlands cannot be forced to repatriate the children because of the danger due to the unstable situation in Syria.

“The State does not need to take unnecessary security risks, but it must take advantage of all possibilities, such as help provided by the Americans,” according to the court.

That means that the Dutch government does what is in its power. If the government says that it is not possible, it must show evidence that it has done everything possible.

That means, according to the attorney Andre Seebregts, who represents the majority of plaintiffs, that the Netherlands, within the mandated time of 14 days, must make contact with the Kurds as well as the Americans.

The Kurds maintain control over the camps where the women and children are kept. The Americans have let it be known that they want them to be taken to the Netherlands.

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They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Ha!

In his latest essay H. Numan discusses the Dutch mujahidettes for ISIS, who will be repatriated along with their children from Syria to the Netherlands.

They’re coming to take me away, ha ha!

by H. Numan

Dutch judges decided they should run the country. Not the government and certainly not parliament. At this moment we seem to have a ‘nitrogen crisis’. Not the stuff in the air, mind you. Parliament voted for impossibly high standards for nitrogen in products, such as fertilizer. Encouraged by extreme left-wing environmentalist lobbyists. Those standards are no less than 400X the German standard — which already was extreme. Imagine you buy a little pot of fertilizer in the supermarket for your plants on the balcony. Take that little pot to Yellowstone National Park. Dump the contents there. In Holland that ground will be considered seriously polluted. You’ll be liable for cleanup costs and a huge fine.

The government takes this very seriously. Building projects are closed for this reason. They want to lower the speed limit from 130 kmh to 90 kmh (80 mph to 55 mph). Mark Rutte, our dear leader, promises that way 75,000 new houses can be built. I fail to see any relation between speed on the highways and building houses, but I’m a dumb idiot who’s just supposed to vote for dear Mark. Not use my brain. That impossibly high standard is being now strictly and rigidly enforced by the courts. Why? Because of sloppy legislation being used for what it was not intended.

Sloppy legislation being abused goes a lot further than that. A judge has decided that the Dutch government must make efforts to repatriate Dutch ISIS children from Syria. The court didn’t order the mothers to be repatriated as well. But the law clearly says children cannot be separated from their mothers. You do the math…

Dear Mark always said repatriation was out of the question. However, Mark’s promises in the past are about as solid as those of a certain Austrian Gefreiter about 90 years ago.

Let’s dig into this issue, shall we? A number of young horny silly Dutch goats fell in love with mohammedan boys. Those boys were or became very strict mohammedans. Being young and silly goats, they wanted lots of attention. So they converted to the religion and lived according to the strictest interpretation of sharia law. Their husbands decided they wanted to fight in Syria for the caliphate, and took their wives with them. In Syria not just the mohammedan ‘Dutch’ men committed lots of atrocities and participated in genocide. So did their wives. Surviving witnesses say, without exception, the European wives of jihadists were the most sadistic and vigilant supporters of sharia law.

We’re not talking about young girls making stupid mistakes here. Everybody does that. This goes far beyond it. Compare it with wives of SSers. Almost none were prosecuted, as the SS kept work and family separated. It would be a very different story if an SS officer brought his wife to work, where she asked for a whip and started beating up concentration camp inmates.

What I have noticed over the years is that progressives are extremely lenient about mistakes made in the past. But only when it applies to themselves. They have absolutely no mercy at all for anyone else, especially if you are conservative. Ex-senator Wijnand Duyvendak was in younger years an extreme left-wing terrorist. Not an zealous activist but an outright terrorist. He wasn’t caught and changed from terrorist into politician. As an extreme left-wing politician he rose through the ranks to become a senator. Only because on TV he openly admitted being a member of RaRa did we find out. His mistake was that he thought his crimes had already expired, so he could talk about them on TV. It cost him his senate seat and nothing else. After all, we all make mistakes when we are young, don’t we?

Now, I served in the military. I told a military story on a forum. One of the members was a troll, and reported me to Kafka, which is an extreme left-wing intelligence gathering group. That story was published as an example of extreme right-wing activism, with my full name and unit. It’s still online. It hampered my career. Happened about 25 years ago. But forgiveness for others is not on the agenda of progressives.

The same applies to these wannabe refugee girls. They have been interviewed by Dutch media after the capture of Raqqa. Yes, they admit they made a mistake. While wearing the full burka. With gloves, so as not to be infected by infidels. They speak with go-betweens against male journalists as they themselves — for religious reasons — cannot talk to men. That’s indirectly stating that the only mistake they made was losing the war.

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The Phony Anti-Defamation League’s Genocide Legislation

Below is David Boyajian’s latest report on the persistent refusal of the Anti-Defamation League to officially identify the 1915 massacre of Armenians as a genocide.

The Phony Anti-Defamation League’s Genocide Legislation

By David Boyajian
November 7, 2019

Why did I testify at the Massachusetts State House on Oct. 7 against legislation that would require public schools to teach the Jewish Holocaust, Armenian and Greek Genocides, and other genocides and “atrocities”?

Good question, especially as I’m an Armenian-American journalist and activist. My Christian grandparents landed on these shores over 120 years ago.

My answers:

  • A brazenly two-faced, alleged civil/human rights group — the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) — wrote and sponsored the legislation (H.566 & S.327).
  • The legislation itself has problems.
  • Schools have been utterly careless in scrutinizing the programs and curricula proposed or created by outside organizations such as the ADL.

This article goes far beyond Armenian American issues. It’s about how the ADL and similar groups intimidate and/or hoodwink respectable American organizations, schools, and institutions.

Genocide hypocrisy

The ADL continually demands worldwide recognition of, reparations for, and legislation on the Holocaust.

Yet the ADL long denied/diminished the Armenian Genocide that Turkey committed (1915-23). The ADL also colluded with Turkey to defeat Armenian Genocide resolutions in the U.S. Congress.

Jewish, Israeli, Turkish, and American media have outright admitted this. So did a fine man, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Chief of Staff, William S. Parsons (now deceased), in a personal conversation with me. He was distressed by it.

Such blatant hypocrisy renders the ADL unfit to author legislation or pontificate on any genocide.

Several other major Jewish groups are equally guilty.

Yola Habif Johnston of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) disclosed in 2006 that AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), American Jewish Committee (AJC), B’nai B’rith, and JINSA “have been working with the Turks on this issue” for more than 15 years.

“The Jewish lobby has quite actively supported Turkey in their efforts to prevent the so-called Armenian genocide resolution from passing.”

These Jewish groups would demand apologies and more from any mainstream organization that treated the Holocaust like that. But they had few qualms about demeaning the Armenian Genocide.

We aren’t blaming these Jewish organizations’ rank-and-file supporters, who have often expressed disgust with their organizations’ hypocrisy. We fault their leaders.

Trilateral conspiracy unmasked

In 2007, I publicly blew the whistle on the ADL’s war against Armenian-Americans. Many principled Jews and other non-Armenians joined in. The resulting scandal exploded across national and international media.

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“And Take Their Wives as War Booty”

Michael Copeland’s latest essay concerns slavery, especially sex slavery, under Islam, and the violence mandated to enforce it.

“And Take Their Wives as War Booty”

by Michael Copeland

“Bomb Denmark, so we can invade their country, and take their wives as war booty,” shouted a demonstrator hoarsely in London. He was recorded on a mobile, and the clip can be seen on the internet. Perhaps, just a little, he was performing for the camera: it has been known. How does that shout come across to us? Bombast? A revealing fantasy? A theatrical insult? Some sort of Old Testament curse? Most English hearers would react in such a way, not prepared to give it any more serious value, and just regard the shouter as out of touch with modern life.

Here is the surprise: he meant it. Though angry and excited, and staging a performance, he was deadly serious. The occasion was one of those organized rent-a-mob Islamic protests where the demonstrators obey instructions from the mosque to go out and cause a loud and aggressive disturbance, a “Day of Rage”. Once instructed, it becomes the “right” thing to do. As a result they would be beaten up if they did not do it. “Commanding the Right and Forbidding the Wrong,” in the Manual of Islamic Law, specifies that to enforce the “right” the Muslim is entitled to employ “threatening and intimidation” (q5.7). The next step is “directly hit or kick the person” (q5.8), after which comes “the armed assistance of others” (q5.9). All that violence is absolutely fine under Sharia, Islamic law, though it violates criminal law, as does so much else in Sharia. That “swift Islamic manner”, as Anjem Choudary describes it, is how Islamic law is enforced. Force is Islam’s prevailing theme:

“Does Islam, or does it not, force people by the power of the sword, to submit? Yes!”

wrote Osama bin Laden. The ancient scholar Ibn Khaldun decreed centuries ago:

“… holy war is a religious duty, … [to] convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force.”

That is, of course, hardly a choice: it is compulsion. The Woolwich killer explained:

“We are forced by the Koran….”

Islam is submission to force, hence the sword emblem on the flag of Saudi Arabia and the badge of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Saracen of history is well known for his scimitar, which was no mere emblem: it was put to much use. Currently news item after news item from Syria’s civil war, many with images too gory to show on main channel bulletins, reveal Islam’s obsession with force. There is a need in the West to tune in, or try to tune in, to Islam’s unchanged seventh-century tribal mindset of force.

The idea of “wives as war booty” is foreign to Europeans, not something that is part of Western culture, but more like something from the Old Testament, from the harsh cultures of the Near East. It was not the Old Testament, however, that the shouter was quoting: he is a Muslim, after all, and Islam does not permit Bibles anywhere in their teaching. In certain Muslim states, such as Kyrgyzstan and Saudi Arabia, merely to possess one is a criminal offence: no “diversity” there. It is the Koran that is the source: it has a whole chapter entitled “Spoils of War”. Wives as war booty, part of desert tribal life, have remained a continuing feature of Islam from its seventh-century origins to this day:

“Slavery is a part of Islam. Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long there is Islam”,

says Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan, eminent Saudi scholar of Islam. The Manual of Islamic Law (o9.13) makes it clear:

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It’s Poppy Time

It’s Poppy Time

by MC

“Religion is the opiate of the people,” said a man who was busy creating his own political religion.

Opioids are very dangerous and powerful drugs. They sit in the bodies’ pain receptors and calm them, but at the same time they distort those receptors so that that the bodies’ own natural painkillers no longer work. This is why ‘cold turkey’ is very painful.

Karl Marx was building a religion, a religion aimed at bringing down Judeo-Christianity and free market capitalism and replacing it with a revised form of secular feudalism and an associated cartelism.

He identified an enemy: the ‘class’ enemy, consisting of any nebulous personage who disagreed with his doctrine or offered a threat to it.

He also discarded conventional morality, a morality based upon the journey, not the destination. His doctrine held that the desirability of the destination justifies any immoral action required to get there.

In this, he, Marx, whether knowingly or unknowingly, was following the same path as his predecessor, Mohammed, over a thousand years earlier.

We do not have much actual history about Mohammed, but we can see the results of his religion. It, too, was primarily a political religion, and it, too, expanded massively and violently and without mercy. Convert, be enslaved or die.

And the ‘cold turkey’ of political religion is also very painful.

We are looking here at the highly intoxicating effects of the same, but deeper problem of humanity — the innate desire to be part of something, to enslave and maybe to be enslaved by a ‘good’ cause; to be part of something exciting.

Historians tend not to use the word ‘slave’. It is too emotive, so they use euphemisms: vassals, serfs, workers, peons, the proletariat, indentured servants, and the like. We reserve the word ‘slave’ for use when we want to emphasize a negative cause.

But slavery is the normal state of mankind, and what was so exceptional about the Bible was that it described the way Yahovah took His people out of slavery. That was the real revolution. It was that revolution that inspired Protestant Christianity in the West, along with the translation/printing of the bible in the common languages — the real revolutionaries being the likes of Luther, Tyndale, Cranmer, Latimer and Ridley, whose ideas led King James to authorise a public version of the Bible in English.

So the great British anti-slavery movement had its roots in the Exodus of the King James Bible, and likewise in the USA.

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Brad Johnson on the Bagging of Baghdadi

[The above graphic doesn’t really have anything to do with this post. I just thought it was a hoot, and felt compelled to post it.]

Well, it seems that this time Schrödinger’s Caliph is really most sincerely dead. In the following interview, the retired CIA station chief Brad Johnson discusses the killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from an intelligence perspective.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for conducting the interview and uploading the video:

Hat tip for the graphic: MissPiggy.

Fathers of Daughters

This week’s edition of Dymphna’s Greatest Hits was originally posted on Fathers’ Day in 2005.

Fathers of Daughters

by Dymphna
June 19, 2005

Father’s Day is a pale feast compared to what we do in May for mothers. That’s understandable since mothering roles have changed less than fathering has in the last generation. The daddy template is broken, or if not broken, certainly skewed and bent by stress. As the job has become more thankless and more easily taken from them, fewer daddies are to be found at their posts.

The easiest piece to see of this sad situation is the animus that the previous generation’s feminists have for men. Their anti-male bias has taken its toll on men, but it has not served women well either. Feminist politics are those of resentment and victimization. The younger generation of women coming along behind them are not eager to trap themselves in this ghetto where men are vilified and condescended to.

The most damaging thing the feminist movement did to women was to push fathers to the periphery. “I’d-rather-do-it-myself” was a mantra whose end result was not stronger, happier children. Long-term studies of the children of divorce do not paint a pretty picture.

In contrast to this philosophy, I offer two anecdotal pieces of evidence of the importance of fathers for girls. We know they’re crucial for boys if they are to grow up able to strive and to maintain themselves in the world as productive adults, able — as Freud said — to work, to love, and to play. Without Dad, some of that will wither. What about the girls, then?

Here are two stories that show what a woman can only accomplish with the help of her father. These are fathers who had to buck the culture to give their daughters what they needed. They are brave and courageous and anonymous men who deserve our attention on Father’s Day.

The first story appeared this week in the print edition of The Wall Street Journal. Neo-neocon reports the serendipitous appearance at her front door of a copy of the Journal which contained an article entitled “Married at 11, a Teen in Niger Returns to School,” with Roger Thurow’s byline. Neo-neocon relates the sad story she read of the young Muslim girls of the Southern Sahara who face several horrific problems directly related to gender.

The first is genital mutilation. The second is premature marriage at wholly inappropriate ages to men much older than they. These early marriages result in pregnancy in little bodies that are not yet ready to bear babies to term. When the babies are ready to be born they cannot easily leave a womb which has no room to let them pass. The result is protracted labor in which long days of pressure on the walls of the uterus cause it to tear a hole between the uterus and vagina. The result is a fistula. The result is urinary incontinence and social ostracism for smelling so bad.

The girl under discussion here was sold by her father into marriage in exchange for a camel. Mr. Thurow gives us her story:

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“For Peace”

“For Peace”

by Michael Copeland

“For peace to reign in the land, all Christians must convert to Islam. Allah has tasked all Muslims in Quran 9:29 to continue to attack Jews and Christians who refuse to believe in him and his messenger, Prophet Mohammed.”

Thus spoke the Nigerian Abu Qaqa, of “The People of the Prophet’s Tradition For Preaching and Jihad”, the Muslim group locally nicknamed Boko Haram, meaning “Western education is forbidden”. Is he mistaken about Islam’s task? No. This is no “distortion”, or “warped interpretation”. Here is the verse he cited, Koran 9:29:

“Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and his Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth [Islam] from those who were given the Scripture [Jews and Christians] — [fight] until they give the jizyah [extortion tax] with willing submission.”

The word translated “fight” means “fight to the death, kill”, Arabic speaker Ashraf Ramelah, of Voice of the Copts, explains. Abu Hamza, late of Finsbury Park mosque, confirms that “When you fight, you fight to kill, you kill” (BBC News, 7 Feb. 2006).

About fifty Christians in the fearfully persecuted Jos region took refuge in the home of their pastor. This was in July 2012. Armed members of “People… for… Jihad” came, entering the home and opening fire: then they burnt the house. The death toll later rose to sixty-three. The Rev. Dachollom Datiri, vice president of the Church of Christ in Nigeria, said:

“Fifty of our church members were killed in the church building where they had fled to take refuge. They were killed alongside the wife of the pastor and children.”

“It’s been a long-term thing planned by the Boko Haram. This is a jihadist movement with the agenda to Islamise the country. It is a jihad, a religious war against Christians for refusing to embrace Islam. So, they are using terrorism as a weapon. That is the reason you see that the target of their attacks are Christians and our churches.”

As both aggressor and victim make quite clear, Islamic Jihad is the motivation. The Koran, which is part of Islamic Law, commands (8:12):

“Strike terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve.”

Ragab Hilal Hamida, Egyptian MP, said in the Egyptian Parliament, January 2006:

“The Quran directly commands us to commit terrorism, so why are we afraid of it?” (www.americanthinker.com/2009/06/nonie_darwish_an_Arab_for_isra.html)

Yusuf al Qaradawi, spiritual adviser to the Muslim Brotherhood, explained:

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No Need to Turn Off the Lights and Don’t Bother Closing the Door

This week’s selection from Dymphna’s Greatest Hits discusses the antics of the Church of England as put on display back in June of 2005. I wish I could say that the situation in the Anglican Church has improved since then, but as far as I know it has deteriorated even further.

Note: Only one of the embedded links in the original post is still live. I had to remove the rest.

No Need to Turn Off the Lights and Don’t Bother Closing the Door

by Dymphna
Originally published on June 27, 2005

The Pharisees are in the driver’s seat of the Mini Cooper that has become the Anglican Church in England. Following the map printed up for them by the Anglican Peace and Justice Network, the C. of E. is busy driving over the cliff. How could anyone with a lick of common sense believe one word coming from a “Peace and Justice” committee? Did these people sleep through the birth and (Deo gratias) death of Communism? Do they not see the bright neon socialist signage in “Peace” or “Justice” — good Lord, never mind the double whammy PEACE and JUSTICE.

Does the Anglican Communion in England have any idea how irrelevant it is? The Incredible Shrinking Church has just shriveled another centimeter or two. It’s sooo bad it’s embarrassing. You could go read the report here (it’s a PDF. You’ll need version 7), but why bother. You can recite the p.c. lines from memory by now: poor Palestinians, bad Jews. Let’s take our money away from the bad Jews and give it to the deserving Palestinians who only want peace but the Jews are too mean to let them have it. Blah. Blah.

Well, we knew it was coming; this was just a matter of waiting for the final mainstream sheep farm to sell out. The only surprise is that it took so long. Here’s Melanie Phillips’ take on this “defining moment” —

The APJN report is full of the most inflammatory lies, libels and distortions about Israel — and the fact that the amended resolution that was finally passed only welcomed part of it (a weaselly caveat to provide deniability) does not alter the fact that it provided the ammunition for a poisonous onslaught against Israel. The document uncritically reproduced the Arab propaganda version of Israel’s history and the present circumstances of the Middle East conflict, presenting the Arab perpetrators of genocidal mass murder as victims and their real victims as oppressors merely for trying to defend themselves. But then what can one expect of a report which concludes by referring to ‘the honor of meeting the President of the Palestinian Authority, the late Yasser Arafat, who so warmly welcomed us in what turned out to be one of his last days among us’?

A warm welcome from the late pederast himself. How charming. Arafat was the father of terrorism, a diabolical Communist and one of the most truly evil people of his generation, so of course the Anglican Peace and Justice Network loved him. What’s not to love? Do you suppose they have a position paper on Castro, too? Another honorable sweetie-pie.

There are not words to describe the moral revulsion the name Arafat engenders. You could perhaps see why the naïve could be taken in by the man-in-the-street Palestinian: they’ve had years to work on and perfect their royal sense of resentful entitlement. And you might even decide to overlook the festering sores on a culture which produces suicide bombers who want to attack the hospital that treated them. But information on Arafat is readily available; his shameful history is there for the reading. One has to be willfully blind to refuse to acknowledge the depth and breadth of his malevolent iniquity.
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Islam: The Learning Curve

The following essay by Michael Copeland was originally published at LibertyGB in 2013.

Islam: The Learning Curve

by Michael Copeland

We all have a learning curve when it comes to Islam, journalists especially. Consider this exchange, between Tim Marshall of Sky News and an insurgent prisoner in Syria (www.news.sky.com 8 Dec 2012). He asks him:

“What is the future in Syria for the minorities…?”

“O.K., they have three choices, either they became a Muslim, or they have to pay the jizya, or to be killed.”

“Wheesh!!” [or something, expressing surprise and disbelief]

“Do YOU believe this?” he asks incredulously, and to the interpreter, “Does HE believe this?”

“It is the reality,” the interpreter replies.

“Ya, but does HE believe that this is what SHOULD happen?”

“So, he believes in it, after having the khilafa [Caliphate] … until the Muslims they became strong, so they can impose that.”

“Is this what you WANT?” asks Marshall.

“Yes.” …

“And you BELIEVE this?”

“Yes.”

This reaction is probably shared by most of us in the West, who doubtless find it as hard to believe as the reporter did. We, however, are at a great disadvantage: we are not acquainted with the teachings of Islam. How does the prisoner’s statement square with Islamic doctrine? He has surely got it all wrong, yes?

To the contrary: a resounding NO. He has got it all right. He is expressing what the source texts say.

Koran 9:5 (amongst many others) gives the clear instruction:

“….kill the People of the Book [Jews and Christians] wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent [convert to Islam], establish prayer, and give zakat [tithe money], let them [go] their way.”

Koran 9:29 commands Muslims to make non-Muslims submit, by force, into subordinate dhimmi status as second-class citizens. “Islam”, after all, means “Submission”.

“Fight those who do not …. adopt the religion of truth [Islam] … until they give the jizya [“protection” money extortion tax] with willing submission and feel themselves brought low.”

As Abu Hamza has explained, “When you fight, you fight to kill: you kill” (www.FaithFreedom.org 31 March 2012).

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