Tea Party Express is promoting a petition effort insisting that Scott Brown be immediately seated in the U.S. Senate. Their petition has accumulated 27,000 signatures, it needs more.
Please add your signature to mine, copy this blog post and email it to everyone you can influence. The Democrats are desperate for a way to delay and nullify Brown’s vote in the Senate. We must be more insistent on the immediate certification of the vote and swearing in ceremony so that Brown can begin executing the voter’s will.
Two exit polls were conducted, the results from one of them have been published. This is how Fabrizio, McLaughlin and Associates summarized their analysis of the results.
- Plurality of Brown voters said their vote was meant to send a message to Washington – not a vote for Brown’s candidacy
- Voters desire to send a message was so strong, Brown is elected despite President’s higher than average image and job approval ratings and dismal job ratings for Congressional Republicans
- Brown scored big with Independents and even edged Coakley with Union Households
- Tea Party Movement gets mixed reviews, but Brown got overwhelming majority among its supporters
- Despite Brown’s victory, GOP shouldn’t start dancing yet as their Congressional job approval is still dismal among Independents
poll results reveal the fact that one single message was being sent above all others.
“What SINGLE issue ABOVE ALL OTHERS helped decide your vote in this Senate Race today?”
|Health care reform||48||55||50||45|
|Time for a change//Wanted someone new||5||4||2||7|
|Democrats//Want a Democrat//Supports Obama||4||–||8||3|
|Republican//Want a Republican//Opposes Obama||3||6||2||4|
|Like Coakley//Dislike Brown//Agree with Coakley’s policies||3||1||4||2|
Opposition to Obama Don’t Care was at the top of the list, overshadows the other issues.
“What was the MOST important reason why you voted FOR Scott Brown today?”
|Healthcare Stance/ Against Healthcare Reform||39||40||40||38|
|Republican/ Dislike Democrats/ Oppose Obama||17||21||17||16|
|Dislike Other Candidate/Coakley||17||9||24||19|
|Agree With Policies||12||12||15||11|
The electorate of Massachusetts sent a clear political message. The Democrats are seeking a way to ignore that message. It is up to us to backup those voters and reinforce their clear message. We can do that by signing and promoting the Tea Party Express petition demanding the immediate certification and swearing in of Senator elect Scott Brown.
That senate seat has been monopolized by the Democrats for nearly fifty years. Democrats outnumber Republicans among registered voters in Mass. That fact adds great emphasis to the electoral message. We have one way to make that message more emphatic, lets do it now!
DNA reports that the Bombay High Court upheld a state ban on the publication of Islam — A concept of Political World Invasion by RV Bhasin.
Freedom of expression granted by the Constitution, the bench said, should not be used to trigger “senseless destruction of lives and property and breach of public order”.
If a book describing Islamic doctrines and practices is judged to trigger violence, then what about the Qur’an, which sanctifies and mandates genocidal terrorism? The Calcutta Qur’an Petition was arbitrarily dismissed,. yet this case upholds this book banning. Which is worse, a book which perpetuates an order to engage in aggressive warfare or a book which describes its effects? It is obvious that the wrong book was banned.
Jihad Watch also has a five minute video in addition to the transcript.
Update 12/15/11: While Wilders was acquitted in the second trial, Muslims are dragging the case into the U.N. Since Fitna continues to be an exemplar of the subject matter the OIC seeks to outlaw, this subject retains its vitality.
The trial of Geert Wilders began January 20 ’10 and will resume February 3 unless the judge acts affirmatively on Wilders’ motion for dismissal.
At the opening of his trial, Geert Wilders spoke briefly. Two paragraphs stand out from the rest
Future generations will wonder to themselves how we in 2010, in this place, in this room, earned our most precious attainment. Whether there is freedom in this debate for both parties and thus also for the critics of Islam, or that only one side of the discussion may be heard in the Netherlands? Whether freedom of speech in the Netherlands applies to everyone or only to a few? The answer to this is at once the answer to the question whether freedom still has a home in this country.
Freedom was never the property of a small group, but was always the heritage of us all. We are all blessed by it.
As I interpret it, Geert Wilders is referring to the great risk that freedom of expression will be lost, never to be recovered, in which case future generations may take a very dim view of our generation. He also raises the issue of special privilege, the exalted status asserted by Islam.
It is not only a right, but also the duty of free people to speak against every ideology that threatens freedom. Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States was right: The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
He characterized Islam as an ideology that threatens freedom, and postulated a right and duty to speak out against it. This raises necessity as a defense. In his concluding remarks, he expressed hope that the court will allow him to call witnesses who will testify about Islam’s threat to liberty and to the truthfulness of his documentary and speeches. Thus he also raised the truth defense. If what he said is objectively true, it can not be slander or defamation.
The importance of this trial can not be exaggerated. Freedom of expression is at risk. While it may be lost to Holland in this trial, this trial may set a precedent for similar trials elsewhere in Europe and perhaps even in the United States.
The ayat quoted by Wilders in Fitna and his speech to the Dutch Parliament were documented in a previous post, part of which is reproduced below, slightly edited. The cited ayat are listed and quoted with links to Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir. Reasonable people, reading this evidence, can only conclude that Wilders told the truth; that his speech and documentary are factual, neither slanderous nor defaming to Islam.
In a recent address to the Dutch Parliament, Geert Wilders cited the following ayat, some but not all of which are quoted in his movie, Fitna.
Each of the above listed ayat is linked to ten parallel translations.
This is the text of the violent ayat in the list above: [Links to Ibn Kathir’s Tafsir supplied when available.]
- 2:191 And slay them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have Turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter; but fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, unless they (first) fight you there; but if they fight you, slay them. Such is the reward of those who suppress faith. [Abdullah Yusuf Ali]
- 3:139-141 So do not become weak (against your enemy), nor be sad, and you will be superior (in victory) if you are indeed (true) believers. If a wound hath touched you, be sure a similar wound hath touched the others. Such days (of varying fortunes) We give to men and men by turns: that God may know those that believe, and that He may take to Himself from your ranks Martyr-witnesses (to Truth). And God loveth not those that do wrong. And that Allah may test (or purify) the believers (from sins) and destroy the disbelievers. [Hilali &Khan]
- 4:91 Ye will find others who seek to gain your confidence as well as that of their own people: So oft as they return to sedition, they shall be overthrown in it: But if they leave you not, nor propose terms or peace to you nor withhold their hands, then seize them, and slay them, wherever ye find them. Over these have we given you undoubted power.[Rodwell]
- 8:39And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allah) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allah Alone [in the whole of the world]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allah), then certainly, Allah is All-Seer of what they do.[Hilali & Khan]
- 9:29Make war upon such of those to whom the Scriptures have been given as believe not in God, or in the last day, and who forbid not that which God and His Apostle have forbidden, and who profess not the profession of the truth, until they pay tribute out of hand, and they be humbled.[Rodwell]
- 47:4When ye encounter the infidels, strike off their heads till ye have made a great slaughter among them, and of the rest make fast the fetters. And afterwards let there either be free dismissals or ransomings, till the war hath laid down its burdens. Thus do. Were such the pleasure of God, he could himself take vengeance upon them: but He would rather prove the one of you by the other. And whoso fight for the cause of God, their works he will not suffer to miscarry;[Rodwell]
Riyad us-Salaheen, Book 11, Ch. 234 cites many ahadith in proving the obligation of Jihad. It does not mention the above cited ayat, but does cite several others. Reliance of the Traveler specifically offers 9:29 as justification for declaring war on Jews and Christians.
O-9.8: The Objectives of Jihad
The caliph (o-25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (N: provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o-11.4) -which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself-while remaining in their ancestral religions) (O: and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax (O: in accordance with the word of Allah Most High,
“Fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day and who forbid not what Allah and His messenger have forbidden-who do not practice the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book-until they pay the poll tax out of hand and are humbled” (Koran 9.29)
Sponsored by an Australian political party, Climate Sceptics [their spelling], this presentation contains absolutely vital information which you need to see. It displays graphs which explicitly and clearly contradict the false assertions of the plunderers and how much they are plotting to steal from Australians. The same logic applies to the Cap & Tax scheme proposed by Obamination.
I received a Powerpoint presentation by email. The Sceptics’ web site offers the same information in a 4mb pdf file. We must strike while the iron is hot, while the Democrat Party machine is reeling from the effects of the special election in Massachusetts. Now is the time to tell your friends about the availability of free scientific information about the global warming issue.
We need to apply pressure to the politicians. http://www.congress.org/ makes it easy to send an email to your Representative & Senators. All you need to know is your Zip Code. Just copy and paste this url into your email: http://www.climatesceptics.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/PPP-printing-version.pdf .
This is a prime example of the information contained in the report. Notice the large area of divergence between CO2 producing fuel consumption and temperature.
The graph makes one fact obvious: global temperature is not a direct function of fossil fuel consumption. The graph below makes it clear that global temperature is not a direct function of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere.
I want you to click this link to view the full report, then use the url included in the previous paragraph to share it with your legislators and friends. This may be our last best chance to stop the plundering of our economy, don’t let it slip through your fingers.
Grass Fire Nation is ramping up its final emergency petition campaign to stop Obama Don’t Care. They are seeking 50,000 more signatures on their petition to be delivered within the next two weeks. This may be your last chance to sign on to their petition demanding NO! votes on legislation that will lead to loss of liberty, the destruction of our medical care system and both personal and national bankruptcy.
Please click this link http://www.grassfire.net/r.asp?u=24135&PID=21414098 and add your name to the petition. If the machine fails to steal enough votes from Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race, there will be increased pressure on Congress to heed our objections to that potentially fatal legislation. Let us strike now, while the iron is hot and may begin to soften. Hope will live right up to the final cloture vote in the Senate. Lets do everything we can to keep that hope alive! Your petitions will be hand delivered to your Representative and Senators.
Congress.org makes it easy to send an email to your Representative & Senators. You don’t need to know their names or district numbers, you only need to know your Zip Code. Enter it and click the Federal Officials link, then fill in the simple form.
Don’t just say NO! when you can say HELL NO!!! You don’t need to write it yourself, just paste in this link to the biggest, brightest, boldest execration possible within the format of the blog where the message is posted.
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If you want a bureaucrat between you and your doctor, if you want restrictions on your drug and procedural options, if you want to be told to go home and die quietly, then sit there and do nothing. If you want long waiting periods, shortages and denial of care, go back to sleep. Otherwise, sign that petition and send those emails. Our health, prosperity and freedom depend on it!
David Horowitz has once again raised the issue of the infamous genocide hadith which was restored to the USC ‘s database after he had campaigned for its removal. I have added emphasis for the sake of clarity. [An edited transcript of Horowitz’s Nov. 4 speech is available, plus a video and a report of the attempts to prevent him from speaking. The speech is a very articulate appeal for free speech on campus, an extremely important issue.]
I was invited to USC to speak about this problem and specifically about an incitement to kill Jews posted on an official USC website and attributed to the prophet Mohammed. The incitement was originally posted by the USC Muslim Student Union. It was removed last spring by Provost Nicias, who called it “disgusting,” over protests from the Muslim Student Union. It was recently restored to a USC website by another campus group. When this re-posting came to my attention, I contacted USC students and said I would like to come to campus to address this and related issues. This led to my invitation from College Republicans.
Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 6985:
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.
That saying is part of Islam’s canon of codified oral tradition, a prophecy which sets the final genocide of the Jews as a precondition for the Muslims reaping their rewards in Paradise. It is not the cry of “Itbach-al-Yahud” often heard in Islamic sermons, it is part of the basis for those sermons. Variant forms of that saying are common in Islamic literature, including the Charter of Hamas.
A variant remained in the database: Sahih Bukhari 4.52.177. Whether they are published on a university web site or not, those sayings inform us of the genocidal character of Islam. They serve to warn us of Islam’s intentions. Removing them is like amputating a snake’s rattles or painting a skunk’s stripes, depriving us of a warning.
My principle objection to censoring the hadith is that it deprives us of a means of authenticating the evidence of Islam’s genocidal character. I frequently cite that hadith, including a link to it so that readers can verify its authenticity and explore related hadith. While such sayings re removed from the web, they remain in thousands of books and articles and in the minds of millions of Muslims. Nothing is accomplished by removing one saying from one web site.
The revival of this issue can serve a purpose by affording another opportunity to reveal the evil at the core of Islam. The Qur’an includes a demonic injunction to make war upon Jews, Christians & Zoroastrians.
9:29 Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
Now you know that Muslims are commanded to make war on Jews and that the Muslims can’t enter Paradise until they finish the job. While there is plenty of antisemitism in the Qur’an, one ayeh stands out above the rest.
7:167. And (remember) when your Lord declared that He would certainly keep on sending against them (i.e. the Jews), till the Day of Resurrection, those who would afflict them with a humiliating torment. Verily, your Lord is Quick in Retribution (for the disobedient, wicked) and certainly He is OftForgiving, Most Merciful (for the obedient and those who beg Allâh’s Forgiveness).
Ibn Kathir’s tafsir of that ayeh brings a new dimension to it.
…In the future, the Jews will support the Dajjal (False Messiah); and the Muslims, along with `Isa, son of Mary, will kill the Jews. This will occur just before the end of this world….
Another prophesy contains a less explicit confirmation. Read between the lines.
The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: There is no prophet between me and him, that is, Jesus (peace_be_upon_him). He will descent (to the earth). When you see him, recognise him: a man of medium height, reddish fair, wearing two light yellow garments, looking as if drops were falling down from his head though it will not be wet. He will fight the people for the cause of Islam. He will break the cross, kill swine, and abolish jizyah. Allah will perish all religions except Islam. He will destroy the Antichrist and will live on the earth for forty years and then he will die. The Muslims will pray over him.
When President Obama and others assert that Islam is a “great religion of peace”, those of us who have explored its canon of scripture, exegeses, tradition & jurisprudence can use quotes from those sources to refute the lie. Instead of demanding censorship, we should be exposing the core of Islamic doctrine in the harsh light of truth. Expose Islam’s violent antisemitism, don’t obscure it.
The impetus for the present diatribe came from this article publiched by the U.S. Mission tyo the UN in Geneva.
Promoting Respect for Religious Differences By Suzanne Nossel, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Bureau of International Organization Affairs.
Our government is engaged in subtle, highly polished dissembling. In order to point out the clever lies, I have reproduced excerpts from the article in block quote format, with Helvetica or Arial type face, interspersed with my commentary. I have added bold font emphasis to make the lies easier to spot.
Take a close look at the title of the article, in bold blue text above. Do you spot the lie? The article is about a counter proposal offered as a substitute for the OIC’s campaign to outlaw criticism of Islam. It is not about respecting differences, it is about respecting Islam. When the differences between Christianity and Islam are considered, the differences are so stark that respect is impossible.
Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, sent to save sinners through acceptance of God’s grace. We believe that he was crucified, died and was resurrected. Muslims believe that Isa, their name for Jesus, was fully human, Allah’s slave, not God’s son, was not crucified, neither died nor resurrected and will return as a genocidal warlord who will lead the Muslim army in its final conquest, exterminating the Jews. How in Hell can any sentient person exepct us to respect that blasphemy? The details, for those who don’t know, are documented in The Defamation of Jesus Christ.
Over the last decade, we have witnessed a campaign to attempt to counter religious hatred through bans on speech under the rubric of prohibitions on the “defamation of religions.” This effort has taken root in a series of resolutions at the U.N.’s General Assembly in New York and its Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Far from attempting to counter religious hatred, the OIC, as the representative of Islam in the absence of a Caliphate, is acting out religious hatred by attempting to impose Islam’s blasphemy law upon the entire world through the agency of the United Nations. Religious hatred is not the issue. Defamation is not the issue. Proscribing defamation by law would not reduce hatred in any case, it would only cause it to fester. Take a close look at Islamic law, quoted from Reliance of the Traveller, Book O.
- O8.7: Acts that Entail Leaving Islam
- -4- to revile Allah or His messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace);
- -5- to deny the existence of Allah, His beginingless eternality, His endless eternality, or to deny any of His attributes which the consensus of Muslims ascribes to Him (dis: v1);
- -6- to be sarcastic about Allah’s name, His command, His interdiction, His promise, or His threat;
- -7- to deny any verse of the Koran or anything which by scholarly consensus (def: b7) belongs to it, or to add a verse that does belong to it;
- -16- to revile the religion of Islam;
- -19- to be sarcastic about any ruling of the Sacred Law;
- O11.10 The agreement is also violated (A: with respect to the offender alone) if the state has stipulated that any of the following things break it, and one of the subjects does so anyway, though if the state has not stipulated that these break the agreement, then they do not; namely, if one of the subject people:
- -3- leads a Muslim away from Islam;
- -5- or mentions something impermissible about Allah, the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), or Islam.
The penalty for apostasy is death.
- O8.1 When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.
- O8.2 In such a case, it is obligatory for the caliph (A: or his representive) to ask him to repent and return to Islam. If he does, it is accepted from him, but if he refuses, he is immediately killed.
The code in O11.10 refers to the treaty of protection afforded to conquered Jews, Christians & Zoroastrians who, as an alternative to conversion to Islam, make annual payments of tribute and exist under conditions of humiliation & subjection. When a dhimmi violates those rules, the caliph can kill him at will.
Islam’s Hellbent determination to impose its blasphemy law on us is not about defamation, it is about supremacism. Islam claims to have a monopoly on divine truth, all else is false. They are attempting to impose through “international law” what they can not yet impose by force of arms.
Some U.N. member states supportive of these resolutions are banding together to try to impose a global ban on offensive speech in the form of a binding instrument under international law.
Any criticism of Allah, Moe & their doctrines & practices is offensive to Islam. The prime examples they cite are the Motoons and Fitna:. Although the most famous of the cartoons depicts an explosive device, which Moe never had in his possession, he was, by his own admission, a terrorist.
The irony of this effort is that the concept of “defamation of religion” has been used to crack down on religious minorities that espouse beliefs deemed by the State to defame a national or majority-supported religion. Moreover, many of the countries that support the defamation of religion apply the concept to protect one religion only, and are — within their own countries — accepting of hostile language and acts that target minority faiths.
Irony? No, that is the intended result, not a misapplication. Defamation of Islam is a shibboleth created for political purposes, not a real and substantive issue.
These contradictions demonstrate that the drive to impose a global ban on offensive speech will not protect members of all religions on an equal basis, as U.N. resolutions and international legal norms must do. Nor will they address the specific and legitimate concerns about the treatment and mistreatment of Muslim minorities globally. Concerns about the treatment of Muslim minorities warrant concerted action on the international stage, but through steps and measures that actually work, rather than bans on free speech.
Equality of application would not make Islam’s blasphemy laws acceptable. If you shield Judiasm, Christianity and other religions from criticism along with Islam, you still make it impossible to accurately identify and characterize the implaccable foe who has declared and is prosecuting war against us. Had Hitler declared Mein Kampf to be divine revelation and National Socialism to be a religion, we would not have been able to use those propaganda posters in WW2 under the proposed regime. The intent is, that in George Washington’s words: “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”[http://www.georgewashingtonsociety.org/Mission.html]
What legitimate concerns? We have laws against assault & harassment. It is not Muslims who are being murdered, raped, tortured and burned out of their homes, businesses and churches in Egypt,.Indonesia & Pakistan.
It is not mythical assaults and murders they seek to prevent, it is revelation & recognition of the truth about Islam: that it is a war cult which seeks to destroy western civilization and plunge the world into theocratic tyranny. Measures to promote that objective are undesirable, whether or not they are effective.
The United States has worked strenuously to oppose defamation-based approaches on the basis that they are inconsistent with fundamental freedoms of speech and expressions, including the values endorsed by U.N. member states through the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The United States has given lip service to the concept of freedom of expression, but, in October of ’09, the State Department co-sponsored the Freedom of Opinion and Expression resolution, which substitutes “negative stereotyping” for “defamation”, a distinction without a difference.
As an alternative to the efforts that would ban speech in order to prohibit “defamation of religion,” we are proposing to achieve the goal of promoting religious pluralism and acceptance of religious difference through the kinds of steps that we have seen be effective in our own country and across the globe: enactment and enforcement of laws prohibiting discrimination; bans on hate crimes; education, training and dialogue to promote religious tolerance.
Get a clue.
- 3:85. And whoever seeks a religion other than Islâm, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.
- 9:30. And the Jews say: ‘Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allâh, and the Christians say: Messiah is the son of Allâh. That is a saying from their mouths. They imitate the saying of the disbelievers of old. Allâh’s Curse be on them, how they are deluded away from the truth!
Islam’s scripture says that we are going to Hell and curses us in addition to declaring perpetual war against us. Religious pluralism? Acceptance?? In your dreams!! Why would anyone desire to promote tolerance of a “religion” which sanctifies and mandates genocidal conquest & terrorism? Tolerance must be reciprocal; Islam is not tolerant. The two ayat quoted above prove this fact without any room for doubt.
Islam is a predator; We are prey. For the sake of safety, we must be allowed to truthfully discuss Islam. The Ad Hoc Committee will meet again in March.. We do not know how long it will take them to produce their protocol to ICERD, but I have no doubt that, barring a miracle, President Obama or his successor will sign it and the Senate will ratify it.
One quote in that extremely significant article brings the matter to a critical head.
In January, Chuck Schumer and Barney Frank will propose universal voter registration. What is universal voter registration? It means all of the state laws on elections will be overridden by a federal mandate. The feds will tell the states: ‘take everyone on every list of welfare that you have, take everyone on every list of unemployed you have, take everyone on every list of property owners, take everyone on every list of driver’s license holders and register them to vote regardless of whether they want to be … John Fund
Do you remember the ACORN voter registration scandals of ’08? The Democrats appear to be prepared to take it to a whole new level. Motor Voter was bad enough, this proposal will facilitate far more multiple voting and other frauds. If they can pack the voter registration roll with phantoms, they can use those registrations to stuff ballot boxes with impunity.
There are too many uninformed morons voting as it is. Why make it easy for more of them to dilute the votes of intelligent, educated and informed voters? The proposal is part of the Democrat Party’s plan to convert our representative republic into a tyranny. We must mobilize to derail it! Visit http://www.congress.org/
and send a strongly worded email to your Representative & Senators. Tell them that their vote for universal voter registration will guarantee your vote against them in the next election cycle.