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“Defamation” Resolutions: Restricted Liberty Impaired Rights


Several excellent articles have been written about the (unintended?) consequences of the UN’s resolutions Combating Defamation of Religions. Now two courageous writers have added a new dimension to the discussion by generalizing about the consequences on the ground and naming the prime offender.

Abuse of Religious Freedom Hurts Indonesia And Renders God Defenseless by Muh Taufiqurrohman and Rebecca Lunnon  is clear, specific and well written. If their lives are shortened as a consequence of the publication of their article, I will not be surprised.

Besides identifying the problem and suggesting solutions, the authors have identified the principal antagonist.

In addition to harmonizing these outdated laws, the government needs to replace problematic statutes like the 1965 Law on Prevention of Abuse and Defamation of Religions, the 2006 Revised Joint Ministerial Decree on the Construction of Houses of Worship and the 1978 Guidelines for the Propagation of Religion with an all encompassing law guaranteeing religious freedom. Such a law could be written along the lines of the Australian Constitution, which prohibits the government from making any laws to establish a religion, impose religious observance or prohibit the free exercise of religion. The law should give all individuals the freedom to express a diversity of views, as long as they do not incite religious hatred or violate the rights of others. […]

The government also must address the violation of religious freedom and human rights made possible by the existence of religious institutions such as the Coordinating Board for Monitoring Mystical Beliefs in Society (Bakor Pakem) and the Indonesian Council of Ulema (MUI). Tasked with monitoring and resolving instances of deviant interpretation of religious doctrine, Bakor Pakem’s authority has increased state intervention in religious issues in a way that clearly violates the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom.

The Related Articles sidebar links to two specific examples of violent abuse.  Everyone who is concerned about the erosion of religious liberty should click the title link and read the entire article.

January 4, 2010 Posted by | Political Correctness | , , , | 2 Comments

Ralph Peters: Lying to Ourselves


One of my Google Alerts brought  an important article to my attention: Lying to ourselves by Ralph Peters.  Peters points out the fact that our  leadership lies to us, refusing to connect  terrorism to the Islamic doctrines from which it flows.

While I am generally in agreement with what Peters is communicating  in his article, I  have a problem with one quote I have excerpted.

Spoiled brats remade their god in their own vengeful image. And we have to kill them. This one really is a zero-sum game.

Islamic terrorism, perpetrated by college graduates more than twenty years of age is not juvenile delinquency.  The perpetrators may be economically advantaged, and they may be malcontents,  but terrorism is not a function of social adjustment; it is a function of doctrines intrinsic to Islam.

The idea that terrorists distort Allah is another problem. They did not re-write the Qur’an.  Allah said that he would cast terror,  and said that he did cast terror, leading to death, dispossession and destruction.  Moe bragged that he was made victorious by terror.  Therefore, the suggestion that terrorism is a modern innovation is obviously false.  Only the methods and materials have changed, the doctrine remains the same.

Muslims get brownie points by  angering or inflicting injury on disbelievers. This quote from at-Taubah 121 is out of context, but unchanged in its meaning. [Emphasis added.]

“…nor they take any step to raise the anger of disbelievers nor inflict any injury upon an enemy but is written to their credit as a deed of righteousness….”

I can not dispute the fact that we need to kill the terrorists. How we are to locate & identify them and separate them from the “innocent civilians” who shield them is an very difficult problem to solve.  Terrorists are like shark teeth, when one falls, another comes forward to replace him.

We’re not just fighting men but a plague of faith. Until Washington accepts that, we’ll continue to reap a low return on our investments of blood and treasure.

We are fighting men who  attack us because of what they believe. They believe that they have a divine mandate to conquer and subjugate the entire world.  We are a tough nut to crack, they seek to demoralize us and destroy our will to resist.  How do you fight “a plague of faith” ?

The abstract concept of faith is not what we must combat.  Islam’s faith component includes a mandate to conquer, expressed in 8:39 & 9:29 and confirmed by Sahih Bukhari 1.8.387.  It includes terror as a battle tactic expressed in 3:151, 8:12, 8:57, 8:60, 33:26, 59:2 & 59:13 and confirmed by Sahih Bukhari 4.52.220.  Islam is perfected and  immutable.  Muslims will be cursed if they abandon Jihad as a way of life.

We can not change the doctrines of Islam. Nobody can, they are fixed. So how do we combat it?  We must find a way to cause Muslims to lose their faith and become disbelievers or convert to a benign  belief system.  To do that, we must accept the fact that Islam is the enemy and we must launch a massive, intensive ideological attack against it on a global scale. Until we launch that campaign, we will be wasting blood and treasure on the military battlefront.

On Christmas Day, a Muslim fanatic attempted to butcher hundreds of Christians (dead Jews would’ve been a bonus). Our response? Have airport security analyze the contents of grandma’s mini-bottle of shampoo — we don’t want to “discriminate.”

With our lies, self-deception and self-flagellation, we’re terror’s little helpers.

It is not possible to exhaust the ingenuity of men who seek ways to kill and maim us. This  situation is exemplified by the Wylie Coyote cartoons in which Wylie always innovates a new attack and  the road runner always escapes. But we don’t always escape.  Eventually, they will swallow their bombs. How will we detect swallowed bombs? Will we run every passenger through a cat scan?     Instead of hassling innocent people with intrusive and expensive searches, we need to exclude Muslims from commercial flights.

The failed Christmas bombing is a wake up call. We should hear the alarm and answer it by banning  Muslims from commercial flights to and over our territory.  No lesser measure can possibly be sufficient.

January 4, 2010 Posted by | Political Correctness | , | Leave a comment

   

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