Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Christian Science Monitor; 10 terms NOT to use with muslims

This just in from the unindicted terror coconspirator, the self-appointed muslim mouthpiece in America, CAIR; today’s whine-o-gram included an article published in the Christian Science Monitor titled “10 terms not to use with muslims.

Chris Seiple capitulates to the sensitivities of the ummah by schooling the infidel on how to communicate with the islamic community. “There's a big difference between what we say and what they hear”, says Seiple and goes on to list the words or phrases that are offensive and relay the wrong message to the faithful. And Seiple should know; he’s the president of the Institute for Global Engagement and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He’s also the founder of The Review of Faith & International Affairs, a member at the Council on Foreign Relations (New York), and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

(*editors note* most of these think tanks are interconnected as one entity)

Pens and paper ready? Here we go, fellow infidel;

1) "The Clash of Civilizations" Invariably, this kind of discussion ends up with us as the good guy and them as the bad guy. There is no clash of civilizations, only a clash between those who are for civilization, and those who are against it. Civilization has many characteristics but two are foundational: 1) It has no place for those who encourage, invite, and/or commit the murder of innocent civilians; and 2) It is defined by institutions that protect and promote both the minority and the transparent rule of law.

2) "Secular" The Muslim ear tends to hear "godless" with the pronunciation of this word. And a godless society is simply inconceivable to the vast majority of Muslims worldwide. Pluralism – which encourages those with (and those without) a God-based worldview to have a welcomed and equal place in the public square – is a much better word.

3) "Assimilation" This word suggests that the minority Muslim groups in North America and Europe need to look like the majority, Christian culture. Integration, on the other hand, suggests that all views, majority and minority, deserve equal respect as long as each is willing to be civil with one another amid the public square of a shared society.

4) "Reformation" Muslims know quite well, and have an opinion about, the battle taking place within Islam and what it means to be an orthodox and devout Muslim. They don't need to be insulted by suggesting they follow the Christian example of Martin Luther. Instead, ask how Muslims understand ijtihad, or reinterpretation, within their faith traditions and cultural communities.

5) "Jihadi" The jihad is an internal struggle first, a process of improving one's spiritual self-discipline and getting closer to God. The lesser jihad is external, validating "just war" when necessary. By calling the groups we are fighting "jihadis," we confirm their own – and the worldwide Muslim public's – perception that they are religious. They are not. They are terrorists, hirabists, who consistently violate the most fundamental teachings of the Holy Koran and mainstream Islamic scholars and imams.

6) "Moderate" This ubiquitous term is meant politically but can be received theologically. If someone called me a "moderate Christian," I would be deeply offended. I believe in an Absolute who also commands me to love my neighbor. Similarly, it is not an oxymoron to be a mainstream Muslim who believes in an Absolute. A robust and civil pluralism must make room for the devout of all faiths, and none.

7) "Interfaith" This term conjures up images of watered-down, lowest common denominator statements that avoid the tough issues and are consequently irrelevant. "Multifaith" suggests that we name our deep and irreconcilable theological differences in order to work across them for practical effect – according to the very best of our faith traditions, much of which are values we share.

8) "Freedom" Unfortunately, "freedom," as expressed in American foreign policy, does not always seek to engage how the local community and culture understands it. Absent such an understanding, freedom can imply an unbound licentiousness. The balance between the freedom to something (liberty) and the freedom from something (security) is best understood in a conversation with the local context and, in particular, with the Muslims who live there. "Freedom" is best framed in the context of how they understand such things as peace, justice, honor, mercy, and compassion.

9) "Religious Freedom" Sadly, this term too often conveys the perception that American foreign policy is only worried about the freedom of Protestant evangelicals to proselytize and convert, disrupting the local culture and indigenous Christians. Although not true, I have found it better to define religious freedom as the promotion of respect and reconciliation with the other at the intersection of culture and the rule of law – sensitive to the former and consistent with the latter.

10) "Tolerance" Tolerance is not enough. Allowing for someone's existence, or behavior, doesn't build the necessary relationships of trust – across faiths and cultures – needed to tackle the complex and global challenges that our civilization faces. We need to be honest with and respect one another enough to name our differences and commonalities, according to the inherent dignity we each have as fellow creations of God called to walk together in peace and justice, mercy and compassion.

***And there you have it! We should be able to win the hearts and minds of the RoP faithful, now that we're armed with this new understanding of certain words in our vocabulary.

We The People.....

A friend of mine sent me this YouTube video. I found it interesting and represents most of the American populace today.


Monday, March 30, 2009

CAIR whine-o-gram speed linking

I’ve been ill and busy last week, with work and company over the weekend. That’s still no excuse to go an entire week without a post. The real reason is the whine-o-grams have been slim and repetitive. Nothing new, so I'll post a whine-o-gram speed link just to get you up to speed.

FBI & muslims at odds; it seems FBI director Mueller was called to answer questions at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Questions (thank you Russ Feingold) stemming from the new AG guidelines regarding the FBI’s new lowered threshold for initiating an investigation. And the pantie's continue to be bunched in the article below.

CAIR, the FBI and McCarthy; like it or not islamic terrorists are muslims. And where do muslims congregate? Yes, in mosques and islamic centers. So when the FBI planted an informant in one California mosque the entire ummah is up in arms and was actually the reason for the coalition to consider suspending relations with the bureau.

Cleveland continues to capitulate; although Mayor Jackson’s office has declined to meet with CAIR and the trouble makers at Standard Parking Company or to comment on the issue. Prevailing wisdom will show that this is not discrimination against muslims. It’s a security issue. NO UNATTENDED VEHICLES! Period.Here’s my take; Frank Jackson is a democrat, his office has declined to comment or to meet with either CAIR or company representatives. What this says to me is, Jackson is gathering all the legal facts that’ll enable his office to quietly overturn this regulation.

***I have to ask, why can’t these faithful muslims keep some wetnaps in their cab, clean their feet, face and hands then simply pray while their head is turned towards Saudi Arabia? I’m just sayin’.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Iron Static Overdrive - Eskimo Rodeo

In keeping with last weeks proclamation to "lighten-up Saturday", I give you Iron Static Overdrive and the live version of their hit single, Eskimo Rodeo.

At the 3:20 mark, Larry launches into a guitar riff showing just how awesome a guitarist he is....


Friday, March 20, 2009

TARGET; Cleveland Hopkins Airport in CAIR crosshairs

It seems my hometown, Cleveland Ohio, will soon be forced to march in dhimmitude lockstep. C-Land will be in good company joining the Twin Cities and Columbus to name a few that I've highlighted.

A whine-O-gram sent yesterday containing “Action Alert” #570 details the plight muslim cabbies are facing at Cleveland Hopkins Airport. CAIR is playing the race card, claiming muslims are being targeted based on their religion. The islamic hoopla is over the “unreasonable directive” that restricts muslim cabbies from leaving their cab in the taxi queue to enter the public restrooms to perform “wudu” and then lay down a rug for prayers.

CAIR has yet to post a link to action alert 570 as of this blog post, so I'll copy the whine-o-gram text here;


#570:Action: Support Ohio Muslim Cabbies’ Religious
RightsContact Cleveland mayor to urge reasonable religious

(CLEVELAND, OH, 3/19/09) - The Cleveland chapter of the
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland) is calling on members of
the Muslim community and other people of conscience to contact the mayor of that
city to voice concerns about a recently-issued policy directive that prohibits
Muslim cab drivers from praying at Hopkins International Airport while waiting
for fares in the taxi queue.

Other policy directives ban the drivers from using airport
restrooms to make ritual ablutions (wudu) and from praying in the airport chapel
while on the job.

The latest (March 13, 2009) directive states in part: Cab
drivers observed ‘praying’ in the queue by the cab starter may be sent out for
the day. Cab drivers observed moving another’s cab to enable ‘praying’ will be
considered in violation of the ASV (Airport Security Violation) Policy and
subject to the ASV reinstatement procedure and possible permanent banning from
picking up fares at CLE.”

The drivers claim that if they must exit the queue in order
to pray they will suffer significant loss of access to fares, forcing them to
choose between their faith and their livelihood.

Somali and other immigrant taxi owners and drivers have
faced an uphill battle to maintain operations at the airport. The drivers and
owners say they are being unfairly ticketed by police officers who they allege
impose tickets and fines selectively.

**Sounds like a security issue to me. An international airport can't afford to have 20 to 30 empty, idling taxi's lined up at the airport entrance.

But what do I know, (Me, I'm just a lawnmower - you can tell me by the way I walk)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

U.S. Muslim Coalition Considers Suspending Relations with FBI

UPDATE: This sentence from the statement issued by CAIR just caught my attention;

"Through civil rights advocacy, civic and political engagement, and the promotion of dialogue with interfaith leaders and law enforcement agencies, Muslim Americans continue to be a positive and stabilizing force in keeping our nation safe and secure from acts of violence and foreign threats."

Is the islamic community admitting to the terroristic issues plaguing the ummah? Can it be they're finally emerging from the denial, the "islam-means-peace" mentality? Are they ready to acknowledge that "not-all-muslims-are-terrorists" rather, "all-terrorists-are-muslims"? Will we see carnage in America again now that this "coalition" is reconsidering their "relationship" with law enforcement? We shall see......

This whine-O-gram just in; the unindicted coconspirators have announced their “religion of peace” coreligionists coalition are “considering suspending relations with the FBI.

Apparently the islamic coalition didn’t get the FBI memo stating their plan to cut ties with CAIR. They really need to do a better job keeping up with current events.

*I'm publishing the entire email since the CAIR website hasn't posted it as of this writing.

U.S. Muslim Coalition Considers Suspending Relations with FBI
Move comes following incidents of FBI targeting mosques, Muslim groups

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/17/2009) - A coalition* of major national Islamic organizations today announced that it is considering suspending outreach relations with the FBI, citing recent incidents in which American mosques and Muslim groups have been targeted.

In a statement, the American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT), said:

Muslim communities throughout the United States have made significant advances in promoting and contributing to a fair, free and pluralistic society.

Through civil rights advocacy, civic and political engagement, and the promotion of dialogue with interfaith leaders and law enforcement agencies, Muslim Americans continue to be a positive and stabilizing force in keeping our nation safe and secure from acts of violence and foreign threats.

Despite fear-mongering by a vocal minority, Muslim Americans are natural allies of law enforcement agencies in ensuring the wellbeing of our nation. Muslims are law-abiding and productive citizens who uphold the democratic principles of freedom, equality and justice.

Yet recent incidents targeting American Muslims lead us to consider suspending ongoing outreach efforts with the FBI.

In California, the FBI sent a convicted criminal to pose as an agent provocateur in several of that state’s mosques. An FBI agent allegedly told one of the mosque attendees that the agency would make his life a "living hell" if he did not become an informant.

The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) wrote in a recent statement, headlined “FBI Losing Partnership with American Muslim Community” - “Trust is the cornerstone of any partnership between law enforcement and communities. It can only be established and maintained through clear and open communication. Without this, trust is eroded and suspicions arise on all sides. This clearly does not serve anyone's interests…It is now up to the FBI and law enforcement agencies to re-engage with the Muslim American community, and re-build trust and respect.”

Early last fall, the FBI began a disengagement campaign in its relations with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest and most respected Muslim civil rights organization.The FBI suspended contacts with CAIR pending the resolution of unspecified “issues.”

In response, the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, an umbrella organization of many Muslim groups, suspended outreach to the FBI in February. The council’s letter to the FBI stated in part:
“Our commitment to ensuring the rights, interests, and prosperity of American Muslims and all Americans is unconditional. We hope the FBI will have the foresight to restore its relationship with such a vital link to the American Muslim community.”

We believe the FBI’s unjustified actions are based on the May 2007 designation of some 300 groups and individuals, including several major American Muslim groups such as CAIR, the Islamic society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), as “unindicted co-conspirators” (UCC) in conjunction with the Holy Land Foundation trial in Dallas, Texas.

Making this unjust designation public violates the Justice Department’s own guidelines and wrongly implies that those listed are somehow involved in criminal activity.

Bias and faulty premises dominated post-9/11 law enforcement analysis of the Muslim community and the threat assessment to national security.The waning days of the previous administration witnessed a flourishing of anti-Muslim activity.

There is even inter-agency information being disseminated that claims civil rights advocacy is part of a Muslim conspiracy to implement Shari’a law in order to destroy the United States.Recent government actions seemed to be based on this bizarre premise.

These McCarthy-era tactics are detrimental to a free society.

The credibility of all Muslim organizations who maintain ties to the FBI that do not react decisively is undermined in the eyes of the community.Our fear is that counter-intelligence programs are quelling lawful dissent.

What is most frightening is that FBI abuses are no longer covert, and are slowly being integrated into the already expansive laws regulating law enforcement activity.

Internationally, in light of President Obama’s initiative of dialogue with the Muslim world, such actions negatively impact U.S. interests.

If the FBI does not accord fair and equitable treatment to every American Muslim organization, including CAIR, ISNA and NAIT, then Muslim organizations, mosques and individuals will have no choice but to consider suspending all outreach activities with FBI offices, agents and other personnel. This possible suspension, of course, would in no way affect our unshakable duty to report crimes or threats of violence to our nation.

We call on the FBI to reassess its positions on profiling and the use of informants as agents provocateurs within the Muslim communities.We further request objective evaluation of the sources of information and analysis utilized to formulate decisions.

Notwithstanding such requests, we call on Muslim organizations and individuals to petition their elected representatives to hold hearings to address these grave matters of concern to the Muslim community.

We fully expect that the President’s calls for inclusion will not be derailed by irresponsible elements in and outside of government fomenting anti-Muslim bias in this great nation.

- END -

To add your organization, mosque or Islamic center as a signatory to this statement, e-mail:

* Signatories to this statement include:

American Muslim Alliance (AMA)
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)***
Islamic Educational Center of Orange County (IEC)
Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)***
Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA)
Muslim American Society-Freedom Foundation (MAS-FF)
Muslim Student Association-National (MSA-N)
Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA)
United Muslims of America (UMA)

***Note; those coalition members are listed as unindicted coconspirators in the Holy Land Foundation trial.
**MeThinks the tone of this statement is threatening. Surely the "coalition" isn't threatening the FBI, are they?**

Monday, March 16, 2009

Larry Shaw "pimps" for CAIR

Larry Shaw, D-NC, is the latest “prostitute” for CAIR.

A whine-O-gram sent out on Friday has the North Carolina state senator soliciting the faithful for funds.

Action: Help CAIR Defend Your Rights

As the recently-elected
CAIR board chairman, I am blessed and honored to lead an organization that
has gained tremendous respect and credibility through many years of hard work on
your behalf. Now it’s my turn to give back – and you can join me in this effort
to help CAIR continue to defend your rights and mine.

Join me in
taking CAIR and the community to a new level of engagement and ability to defend
civil rights, to enhance understanding of Islam and to promote justice and
mutual understanding. Our 15-year-long track record makes us uniquely
qualified to carry out this mission - but not without your

Our community is
facing some serious challenges and opportunities, from profiling and
discrimination to religious accommodation and the need for greater interfaith

As we strive to move forward, there are those who would
turn back the clock on our constitutional and civil rights. We cannot afford to
let this happen.

In recent weeks, committed staff and volunteers at
CAIR chapters nationwide have been defending your right to free speech and
freedom of religion.

Citing their recent brow-beating challenges CAIR has undertaken to secure muslim civil rights. Including the “lost boys” come-to-mohamad-meeting hosted by CAIR, the Abubakar As-Saddique mosque and the Building Blocks of islam. And let’s not for get the work they’re doing to ensure America is just a little bit less safe by contesting the “no-hijab-wearing-allowed” for the privilege of obtaining a driver’s license.

As of this posting, it appears Shaw is still a NC state senator. The North Carolina General Assembly website states that Larry Shaw is still the district 21 senator for the 2009 - 2010 session.

MeThinks there's an obvious conflict of interest. When is someone going to demand Shaw to step down?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Iron Static Overdrive

As sole proprietor of "You Heard it Here", I've made the executive decision to impliment "lighten-up Saturday" and restrict blogging to the lighter side.

The YouTube video below is the band Christopher jam's with.

For your listening and viewing pleasure, I bring you "Dear Prudence" preformed by "Iron Static Overdrive" formerly known as "Magnum T.A." as in this blog post announcing their appearance at The Symposium Niteclub in Cleveland Ohio.

Christopher is playing bass, his good friend Larry (who's an outstanding guitarist, BTW) is on guitar. The drummer is Jack and I think his father took this video. This was their show at the Phantasy Theater in Cleveland.


Friday, March 13, 2009

The old gray mare.....

She ain’t what she used to be….at least not today.

Good morning fellow bloggers, I’m one tired pup. The marathon cooking, cleaning, laundry and entertaining has me seeing double today.

I started this ambitious task Tuesday morning. After a few cups of coffee and a load of laundry in the dryer, I washed up and started a pot of sauce. No, I’m not Italian. But I have been married to one for almost 14 years. For those of you unfamiliar with "goomba lingo", it’s the word Italians use for spaghetti without the basta (this is how my in-laws pronounce it) or pasta. But NEVER, EVER say noodles or macaroni. OMG, it’s a cardinal sin for any self-respecting “descendant of the boot” to speak those two words.

Anyhow, the “sauce” wasn’t for dinner it was to be divided into 4 containers an put in the freezer for “Number One Son” to take home. After rolling and baking 24-equal-in-size meatballs, I added them to the sauce during the last cooking hour. In between stirring the sauce I dusted, cleaned the 3 bathrooms and changed the 3 sets of bed sheets. Not to mention grocery shopping for ingredients for the chicken paprikash and fried chicken. After the sauce was in the freezer and those dishes washed, I made a sausage roll. (Phew, I'm tired all over again just recalling Tuesday)

I'm sad to say Nick and I had Burger King for dinner, I know, I’m pathetic. I am however, extremely grateful to be married to a former “momma’s boy” who understands and was once the recipient of such treatment when he was a single man living on his own.

Wednesday I cordoned off the half-bath in an effort to keep it fresh and one less thing I’d have to do Thursday morning. Again, after a few cups of coffee I started laundry, cleaned up and started the chicken paprikash (with tiny dumplings please!). After a trip to the post office I folded the load in the dryer and prepared to freeze four containers of paprikash. Then it was off to work at 2:30. Yes, I did go to work. All the while thinking of the things I could be getting done at home for the impending arrival of Number One Son.

Thursday morning BC, (before Christopher) was relaxing. Just a little straightening and a quick redo of the bathrooms. I’m glad I had energy in reserve, I was going to draw on it all day. Hershey announced their arrival and after kisses and hugs all around the real work would begin. I told Christopher to bring his laundry and I would do it for him. I wasn’t expecting 9 loads of washing, drying and folding. In between prepping for dinner and catering to every Christopher whim.

The dinner consisted of my homemade fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn on the cob and glazed carrots. We were going to eat around 4:00 - 4:30, so I had to get everything going around 2:00. We’d be leaving for the game at 6:15pm for a 7pm face off.

My fried chicken recipe, not unlike Colonel Sanders 11 herbs and spices, is not a secret. I’ve tweaked it through the years and the real secret is how one “fries” the chicken. First I combine flour, poultry seasoning, sage, paprika, pepper and a dash of dill. Once your chicken parts are washed with cold water, one simply forgoes the usual egg dredging and rolls the chicken parts in the flour mixture. Arrange your floured chicken on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Now this is the secret to awesome fried chicken, shave thin slices of butter (NO MARGARINE) on top of the floured chicken. Just like I have in the picture above.

The butter, combined with the chicken skin, will cause the flour mixture to bake/fry into a crispy coating that actually stays on the chicken parts. The above photo shows the beginning frying of my breasts.

(That doesn’t sound right, does it….)

And here’s some of the finished product all ready to go in the freezer for a few hours while we’re enjoying the hockey game.

And finally, the first and last picture I was able to snap before my batteries died. Had I waited 3 more seconds I would have had the entire Penguin starting line-up skating around the rink.
Needless to say, I slept like a rock last night. That is after I knew Christopher and LMA made it home safely.
Nope, this old gray mare she ain't like she used to be....

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hershey can't wait!

It's been 2 years since Christopher has lived with us. And it amazes him every time he visits how excited Hershey (aka Bosco) gets when he arrives. A few days before a Christopher visit we tell Hershey "that bad ole Chris kid is coming to his house". The dog gets excited, wags his tail and goes to the living room window to watch for "Hoffie".

This was Hershey last night around 1am. He was sure Christopher was about to pull in the driveway.

And here he is this morning.

Once Christopher comes in the house Hershey will cry, yelp and jump all over him. That is if I don't get to him first. LOL.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Where I've been, what I've been doin'

As most of you know, I’m a doting mother. I have one child and he’ll tell you he’s spoiled. Not brat spoiled, more of a momma’s boy spoiled.

Christopher and his lady friend are coming for a visit Thursday. We’re going to the Penguins/Blue Jackets game, tickets courtesy of Dad.

They’ll be arriving in the morning and we’ll have dinner before taking off to the game. Christopher has confessed to me that he misses my cooking, as he calls it “real food”. When I asked what he would like for dinner he listed the 3 favorites; fried chicken, chicken paprikash or sauce and meatballs.

So, being the devoted mother I am, I made sauce on Tuesday with meatballs and froze 4 containers so Christopher could take them home. I also made a sausage roll so they could have a little snack upon arrival. And today I just finished making chicken paprikash so I could freeze single serve containers to take home.

Tomorrow morning, in between cleaning the bathrooms and doing Christopher’s laundry, I’ll prepare the fried chicken. All legs please! Along with mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, corn-on-the-cob and glazed carrots. After cleaning up the dinner dishes I’m sure I’ll be wide-awake come game time.
I say this in jest, I love doing this for Christopher. And he appreciates the effort I put into everything we do for him. Even Hershey is sitting by the window waiting for him to arrive.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

The hijab is not in the koran

CAIR: AG Holder Asked to Address Constitutionality of MN, OK Hijab Bans
Proposed legislation would prohibit religious head coverings in
driver’s license photos

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/4/09) - A prominent
national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today asked Attorney General
Eric Holder to determine whether proposed legislation in Minnesota and Oklahoma
prohibiting religiously-mandated head scarves, or hijab, in driver’s license
photographs would violate the Constitution.

The Washington-based Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said that, if passed into law, both bills
would infringe on the First Amendment rights of Muslims, Jews, Sikhs and members
of other faiths who wear religious head coverings.

The problem I see in CAIR’s statement is that these head coverings are not mentioned in the koran. This is a manmade command, nothing required by allah or the prophet. So to claim it’s a religious mandate is simply false.

Let me explain;

When I was 5 years old, my parents sent me to live with my paternal grandparents in Pennsylvania. On Sunday mornings I’d get dropped off with my Grammy for church. She was a Roman Catholic and Gramps was Russian Orthodox. Once we were safely inside St Joseph, Gramps would venture off to St Basil the Great, or so he said. Once we entered the vestibule and blessed ourselves we’d take our seats on the left-hand side of the church. While we were still in the vestibule, Grammy would place a white embroidered hanky on my head. My Grandmother always wore a small hat or lace doily type hanky to church. Always! Even when my son was baptised in 1985 she was the only woman (at the noon mass) with a "hanky" on her head.

Now most of you will remember your grandmother always had a hanky stuffed up her dress or shirt sleeve, right. In those days (1971) the entire mass was still being said in Latin and the only word I knew was Amen. Every Sunday morning I sat quietly, contemplating the boggers that were now in my hair from the handkerchief Grammy placed upon my head. What may have appeared to other parishioners as an extremely well behaved child of 5, was in reality a germ-o-phobic tot imagining all the infections that would surely fall upon me. Twenty years later I was finally told the hanky on my head and the hanky up Grammy’s sleeve were 2 entirely different hankies.

How does my personal recollection correlate to a muslim woman draping herself in a glad-bag only allowing her eyes to be seen? Simple, what my Grammy did was in no way a Catholic or Christian mandate. Her simple act of covering our heads was performed out of respect for Gods House.

What these muslimah choose to wear does not in any way reflect the religious mandate they keep touting. It’s a choice to cover-up from head to toe, especially in this country. I understand modesty but this is overkill and in my opinion, a cry for attention.

I’ve never heard of a nun chasing down a civil rights group to take up her cause, ensuring her religious freedom to obtain a drivers license clothed in a wimple and habit.

It’s not a religious bias implemented by the BMV. This is a national security issue. Won’t muslims suffer if another attack occurs in this country? We all share the same fate if this country is attacked.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

CAIR has Geert Wilders in the crosshairs

Geert Wilders is ruffling a lot of leftist feathers while touring the United States. Last week the unindicted coconspirators called on Arizona Senator Jon Kyl to include a "balanced perspective" to the private screening of Geert Wilders 17 minute film, Fitna. CAIR-AZ Executive Director Ahmad Daniels, said “It seems that Senator Kyl is oblivious to the fact that there are Muslims in his own state who will take offense at this cheap anti-Islam publicity stunt designed to promote a person who is under indictment for inciting religious hatred, Geert Wilders is just one of many self-promoting Islamophobes traveling the world in search of attention for their hate-filled views. We ask that Americans of all faiths ignore Mr. Wilders, thereby depriving him of the attention he so desperately seeks. Wilders has the right to spew his hate, but he does not have the right to a taxpayer-funded platform in the United States Congress.” Unless of course, Senator Kyl invited a CAIR officer to add a balanced response.

Daniels added that, following a request by CAIR’s Los Angeles chapter, a California synagogue that screened a film claiming “confrontation between Islam and the Jews” capitulated to demands agreed to invite a Muslim representative who could offer a balancing perspective of interfaith understanding. Unlike B'nai Emet in Simi Valley, Temple Beth Sholom in Florida ignored CAIR’s suggestion to balance their presentation with an islamic viewpoint.

Senator Kyl ignored CAIR's offer and Thursdays screening went forward unmolested. Spokesman Ryan Patmintra said Senator Kyl agreed to facilitate the event because "all too often, people who have the courage to point out the dangers of militant Islamists find themselves vilified and endangered".

CAIR was all too happy to include this journalistic gem in their March 2nd agitate-the-ummah whine-o-gram. It seems the only adjectives used to describe groups or individuals meeting with Wilders are “islamophobe”, far-right-wing” or neoconservative”.

Geert Wilders tour is being touted by the left as a highly-publicised trip to meet with politicians, promote his controversial film ‘Fitna’, and raise money for his legal defence back home”. (I didn't correct their spelling errors) This article is so slanted I find it difficult to believe it’s from a credible news agency. Then again, IPS is anything but neutral.

In January Wilders was charged with "incitement to hate and discrimination and insult of Islamic worshippers". Good thing I'm not posting from Eurabia, I'd surely be thrown in the joint. Pressure from numerous islamic groups forced the Appeal Court in Amsterdam to overturn an earlier decision by the Dutch Prosecutor's Office. "In a democratic system, hate speech is considered so serious that it is in the general interest to... draw a clear line," the court in Amsterdam said.

Wilders responded saying the judgement was an "attack on the freedom of expression". And "Participation in the public debate has become a dangerous activity. If you give your opinion, you risk being prosecuted. Who will stand up for our culture if I am silenced?"

CAIR and other islamic groups in America advocate free speech, with a caveat; the speech must be what they deem responsible. The koran, their prophet, culture and the ummah as a whole are off limits. Any critique of islam is considered an insult and hateful.

Welcome to dhimmitude….