What’s in a name? A great deal. Democracy, fascism, and communism represent different systems of government. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are also titles for different religious systems.
Whereas democracy is defined as the rule of the people, by the people, for the people, Islam is defined as the rule of Allah, by Allah and his emissaries, for the pleasure of Allah. And when people, out of concern for political correctness or ignorance, describe Islam as a religion of peace, they are, at the very least, guilty of misrepresenting it.
The word “Islam,” is derived from the Arabic “aslama,” or “Tasleem” which means ‘surrender.’ The word for peace is not “tasleem,” but it is “solh.” Hence, when radical Muslims behave in violent barbaric ways, they are only doing so in obedience to the dictates of their creed.
They are surrendering and sacrificing anything and everything in service to the will and pleasure of Allah, as they see it. In saying that Islam means peace, Islamic apologists are simply indulging in word play in order to put as positive a spin on things as they can. It is an attempt to argue that Islam promotes non-violence. In other words, they are lying.
Of course, not every Muslim surrenders fully to the will of Allah. The great majority of Muslims are only partial Muslims. They may say their daily obligatory prayers, they may tithe some, and they may keep the fast from time to time. Yet, they may also have a few drinks now and then, and do many things that they are not supposed to do.
But Islam can be a “forgiving” religion, specifically for the male. If you neglect to say your prayers or you simply don’t want to, you can hire someone, preferably an imam or a mullah, to pray on your behalf. Going to the Hajj is too onerous and takes you away from the pleasures and comforts of your life? You can deputize someone else to go in your stead. You have a few drinks of the forbidden brew and it is time to say your prayer? Simply rinse your mouth and go ahead with praying. But, always remember the will of Allah and serve him. Do your duties to vanquish the unbelievers, promote the rule of the Shari’a, and make the earth Allah’s.
If only the masses of Muslims arise and carry out the orders of Allah, then we would have the promised paradise of Islam on earth as exemplified by such rules as that of the Taliban, Saudi Arabia, the Sudan, and of course the Shiite nirvana of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
In these model Islamic societies, freedom of expression, worship, and assembly are taken away. Women are treated as chattel. Young girls are subjected to barbaric genital mutilation to make them sex slaves and birth channels without the ability to enjoy intercourse. Minors are executed, adulterers are stoned to death, thieves have their limbs amputated, and much much more. Isn’t that everyone’s idea of paradise?
This misogynist religion of Allah is custom-made for the savage male. A faithful follower of Allah is allowed to have as many as four permanent wives – and replace any of them at any time he wants — as well as an unlimited number of one-night or one-hour-standers that he can afford to rent. But, woe unto a woman if she even has a single love affair with another man. Nothing less than death by stoning is her just punishment.
The partial-Muslims are seemingly harmless, may appear normal, and are under the radar. What gets our attention is the die-hard, the real Muslims who are a small minority. Yet this virulent combative minority is campaigning simultaneously on two major fronts. It works to herd the partial-Muslim majority into its fold and vanquish all other non-believers by any and all means.
It is prudent to keep in mind that all important events in the history of humanity have been instigated by either an individual or a small group. These individuals or groups have been the sheep dogs that have directed the movements and activitiesof the masses, the sheep.
This is exactly what the real Muslims, the Islamists, are doing in the world today. It is suicidal to dismiss the Islamists as a bunch of zealots of no consequences or as a fringe group that will burn itself out. Sadly enough, it is the bulk of the Muslims that pundits portray as “peaceful” who is either irrelevant or often serves as an instrument in the hands of the Islamists. A couple of examples from recent history conclusively prove the point that it is the fanatical minorities that launch and implement campaigns that inflict immense suffering on the larger society.
In the 1930s, very few Germans were Nazis, but many basked in the resurgence of German pride and many others were too busy with their own lives to care. Thus, Germany presented a wide-open unchallenged opportunity for the Nazis to push forward their agenda and gather power to a point that it was too late for any other force to stem their tide.
And we all know what suffering this gang of radical supremacists inflicted on millions of people before their own demise.
The Khomeinism of Iran was started by a band of Shiite fanatics who rode the tide of opposition to the rule of the Shah and promised the masses the Islamic nirvana. No sooner had the Khomeinists ascended to power than they made the entire nation captive by murdering tens of thousands of the complacent and the late-to-awaken opposition, imprisoning and torturing untold thousands more, and creating a state of Islamic menace that threatens the entire free world.
The fact is that too many die-hard Islamists continue leaving the failed Islamic states and settling in the lands of the Kafir. These new arrivals bring with them the deeply engrained hatred of the infidels and believe that they are indeed the rightful owner of the entire earth and all other non-Muslims are mere squatters that must be either subjugated or eliminated all together.
In this relentless campaign, the Islamists have a vast cadre of “experts,” “talking heads,” and for-purchase politicians who keep endlessly broadcasting the false mantra that Islam is religion of peace. This latter bunch is criminally complicit in making the populace complacent and furthering the work of the Islamists.
Islam may be a religion of peace. It is the kind of peace embedded in its very name: Surrender. Free people shouldn’t be cowed by the Islamist savages and should take into account their accomplices who are shamelessly deceiving the public regarding the true nature of Islam. And what should we do? We should articulate a fair and fearless critique of Islam. We must expose Islam as it really is and then identify moderate voices that are calling for a complete reformation.
Islam demands unconditional surrender of all that free people cherish and hold sacred. It is Islam, a pathological doctrine and a vestige of long ago barbarism that must surrender to the wholesome principles of freedom and free people.
Mohammad and his early followers were warriors who conquered vast amounts of territory by the sword, confiscating the spoils, enslaving his captives, and raping the wives. He took Aisha, the daughter of a Jewish captive as his wife when she was six years old and consummated (raped) the marriage when she was nine. Is there any wonder that today young girls in Muslim countries continue to be raped by old men who regard them as chattel?
We in the West have been fortunate to have had little impact from Islamic doctrine and culture due to distance. However, with the continuous influx of Islamic immigration within the last few decades, the peace, tranquility, and values that once was ours is now being threatened. We are now importing Islam with each new additional Muslim and Islam is a political ideology that is at odds with our Constitutional values of liberty, equality, and pluralism. While many Muslims may not be practicing Muslims they nevertheless share a belief in Islam and Islam is at war with the rest of mankind.
A religious political doctrine that commands its followers to slay the non-believers is at odds with a Judeo-Christian commandment to love thy neighbor as you love yourself. A doctrine that promotes death for apostates is in conflict with our values of freedom of religion. A doctrine that would meet out the death penalty for criticism of Islam or Mohammad is contrary to our believe in freedom of speech. A doctrine that equates women to chattel is an affront to our value of equality for all.
Muslim immigration has brought forth an increase in crime. A study of 45.000 teenagers from across Germany concluded that boys growing up in religious Muslim families are more likely to be violent than others. “Even when other social factors were taken into account, there remained a significant correlation between religiosity and readiness to use violence. The correlation was only found with Muslim boys. Not with other religions and not with girls.”
There are no-go zones in France and England where non-Muslims cannot enter for fear of Muslim violence against non-Muslims and just recently a group called Muslims Against the Crusades have called for Muslim enclaves around London to be self-governed as independent states under Sharia and outside the realm of British law and authority.
The largest Muslim enclave within the United States is Dearborn, Michigan where Muslims dominate the political and law enforcement process. Not too long ago a few Christians attempting to preach the gospel on a Dearborn city street were arrested for their Constitutional right to proselytize. Sharia law makes it a crime to preach the gospel; therefore, the Muslim Police Chief of Dearborn was adhering to Sharia law within an American city. The Islamic call to prayer five times a day over city loudspeakers was approved by Dearborn’s city council.
Honor killings, (a barbaric practice that condones the killing of wives, da ughters or sisters who have brought shame upon the family) have now taken place in several states throughout the U.S. We have also seen a sharp rise in polygomous marriages which is permissible within Islam. Here a Muslim man will marry one woman legally and marry others under an Islamic religious ceremony. It allows the man to have numerous children and if he can only provide for one, the rest are put into our welfare system for American taxpayers to fund.
In Minnesota, Muslim taxi drivers refuse to transport passengers with dogs (considered to be ritually unclean in Islam) or alcohol which is forbidden. Western women have taken great pride in their freedom to express their sense of self, but it is now becoming common to see women covered from head to toe in burquas on American city streets. The notion that a woman needs to hide her physical self is an affront to American’s women’s sense of independence; yet, the importation of Islam will transform our physical and psychological landscape backwards.
Do we want mosques springing up in towns and cities across our land where the guiding doctrine is the Quran, a totalitarian political legal doctrine that is seditious by its very nature? Do we want our public school systems – which recognize a separation of church and state – to allow Muslim prayer services on school grounds? Some public schools and universities are granting Muslim requests for prayer times, prayer rooms and ritual foot baths. In the San Diego Public School system 15 minute prayer breaks are allotted for Muslim students, and Toronto is presently allowing its public schools to hold Islamic led prayer services.
In an effort to dismantle the notion of national identity and nation state with the substitution of multiculturalism, we have been fed a big lie by the Left. We have been led to believe that all cultures are equal, but all cultures are not equal. Some are better. A culture that promotes freedom for all, equality for all, and love thy neighbor is better than a culture that enslaves, asks us to submit to the will of Allah, and commands its practitioners to wage war.
The importation of Islam must STOP. Immigration from Islamic countries must come to a halt. Those of you who sit on our House and Senate Immigration Commitees need to hear our voices. Are you listening, Diane Feinstein and Chuck Schumer? Unless we begin to set forth an immigration policy that is consistent with the values and principles set forth by our Constitution, we will continue to drift backwards to a time and place indistinguishable from the many Islamic hellholes that now permeate the globe.
The choice is ours! To those name callers who like to silence debate by yelling “Islamophobia”, I admit I am Islamophobic, and I think you should be too.
Family Security Matters Contributor Shari Goodman is Chapter Leader at Calabasas-West Valley ACT! For America, Calabasas, Ca. The views expressed here are hers and do not necessarily represent the views of ACT! For America or of FamilySecurity Matters.
The main plot for this criminal act was conceived by the American government, and since it is scared of the reaction by the Muslim world due to the uprisings in the region, it had the Zionist regime commit the heinous act.…In order to protect the security of our country, we have no option but to have the Zionist regime wiped off the map.
Undoubtedly, this was an American-Israeli project against our intellectuals and thinkers, with the aim of discouraging the Iranian nation from continuing the path it has taken.
The days of adventurous U.S. policies in the region are numbered, so the U.S. has turned to terrorist groups to cover up its failures.
The Zionist regime and the U.S. are behind these terrorist actions. … The Zionist regime and the U.S. are the axis of terrorism in the world.
Reza Kahlili is a pseudonym for an ex-CIA spy who requires anonymity for safety reasons. A Time to Betray, his book about his double life as a CIA agent in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, was published by Simon & Schuster on April 6.
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This monstrous commander with his brain sized as of a sparrow’s hasn’t made this threat up, he and his top commanders have been instructed to say this to scare off the governments in the region.
Government officials say al Qaeda may be trying to infiltrate critical facilities in the United States, including nuclear power plants, for future attacks. The Department of Homeland Security issued a report this week warning that sabotage by an insider could give terrorists access to major utility facilities.
“Violent extremists have, in fact, obtained insider positions’ at chemical and oil refineries and have ‘attempted to solicit utility-sector employees,” officials said in the report.
The department said it had no “specific, credible intelligence” of an imminent attack, but that there were a wide range of potential threats and areas subject to sabotage.
“There are a lot of very sensitive facilities where someone can get a job on the inside, can get access to a control room, flip a switch, which (can cause) an electric power grid to short circuit, causes a pipeline to explode,” said ABC News consultant and former national security official Richard Clarke.
“If someone were determined and had the right access, the amount of damage that they could inflict could affect thousands of lives,” added former Homeland Security official Chad Sweet.
The report was released in response to documents found in Osama bin Laden’s compound that revealed the al Qaeda leader was plotting another major attack in the U.S. — possibly on this year’s 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Several facility leaders who received the report say they will put employees on alert for suspicious behavior.
July 21, 2011
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July 22, 2011
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They were met with cheers, flowers and olive branches. The Assad regime is very worried about Western support for its domestic opponents, and retaliated by staging attacks on the U.S. and French embassies. The regime is also stoking sectarian warfare to ensure the loyalty of the Allawite minority it comes from, and to frighten the Syrian people and the West about causing ethnic cleansing and a civil war.
Iran’s rescuing of Assad shows how critical Syria is to the balance of power in the region. If Iran feels the revolution in Syria is of the utmost importance, then so should the West.
Ryan Mauro is the founder of WorldThreats.com, the National Security Adviser for the Christian Action Network and an analyst with Wikistrat.
July 22, 2011
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Civilized peoples’ idea of the “other” is the exact opposite of that of Muslims. All over Europe, for one, people have been singing the praises of multiculturalism; the idea that everybody should bend over backwards to accommodate the different in society. However, the different in this case are the hordes of invasive Muslims, with their rigid medieval ideas about every aspect of private and public life.
Centuries old Sunni-Shiite bloodletting is only one glaring example of the Islamic unceasing animosity for the “other.” Yet, these devotees of Allah never lose sight of the most important objective: destruction of everything non-Islamic and imposition of Islam on everyone and every land. Just recall what the Taliban did to the statues of Buddha, among other things; what the Wahabis are doing throughout the world; and, what the bomb-seeking Shiite mullahs of Iran are doing to the Baha’is in Iran in relentless race to dominate the region, destroy Israel, and later rule the world.
The sword that Muhammad wielded to kill all those who didn’t see things his way has never been sheathed by his followers. As soon as Muhammad died his devoted adherents carried on with his practice of killing. Killing gets merit points for Muslims. The Commander of the Faithful, Ali, the cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad, was knighted by none other than Muhammad for beheading, some 600 unbelievers in one day with his own sword, assisted only by one other killer. Ali’s blood-drenched sword had its own title, Zulfaghar.
The Muslims’ killing campaign did not end with their defeat at the gates of Vienna. Their eviction from Spain was a temporary forced retreat. But now the Muslims have, in huge numbers, penetrated the gates of every city and town of Europe without yet having to use their swords.
The Islam in Europe blog reports on the numbers and percentages of Muslims in many European cities. Here are some of the statistics:
Marseilles – 25% (200,000 of 800,000)
Malmö – ~25% (67,000 of 270,000
Amsterdam – 24% (180,000 of 750,000)
Stockholm – 20% (>155,000 of 771,038)
Brussels – ~20% (some say 33%)
Moscow – 16-20% (2 million of 10-12 million)
London – 17% (1.3 million of 7.5 million)
Luton – 14.6% (26,963)
Birmingham 14.3% (139,771)
The Hague – 14.2% (67,896 of 475,580)
Utrecht – 13.2% (38,300 of 289,000)
Rotterdam – 13% (80,000 of 600,000)
Copenhagen – 12.6% (63,000 of 500,000)
Leicester – 11% (>30,000 of 280,000)
Aarhus – ~10%
Zaan district (Netherlands) – 8.8 percent
Paris – 7.38% (155,000 of 2.1 million)
Antwerp- 6.7% (>30,000 of >450,000)
Hamburg – 6.4% (>110,000 of 1.73 million)
Berlin – 5.9% (~200,000 of 3.40 million)
Many affluent Europeans who see the handwriting on the wall are packing and moving to North America, Australia, and other seemingly safe lands. Yet, the Muslims’ bills, with compounded interest, shall continue to be delivered to those who remain behind. In response, politicians will keep bending backwards to placate the evermore powerful creditors by gradually instituting the Islamic Shariah as law of the land. Before very long, Europe will have to turn its deed over to the new Islamic invaders or rebel and fight block by block, city by city.
The last three years of global recession have dealt a major blow to American capitalist ideas trumpeted throughout the world on the value of “free markets.” Wall St has been revealed as a form of casino economy, with the bankster insiders gambling with other people’s, and eventually, the government’s money in the form of bailouts. As the Republicans in Congress, scenting victory in the 2012 presidential elections, hold a gun to the Obama administration’s head and rating agencies consider downgrading U.S. government bonds in light of Washington’s possible defaulting, many ideas around the world that previously seemed implausible because of the dominance of the U.S. economy are garnering renewed interest.
Not surprisingly, many of these concepts originate in countries not enamored with Washington’s influence, perhaps none so more than “Axis of Evil” charter member Iran, which has seen its economy hammered by more than three decades of U.S.-led sanctions. Now Iran is working on a program, that, if it succeeds, could help undermine the dollar’s preeminence as the world’s reserve currency more effectively than a Republican filibuster.
Iran’s sly weapon against the Great Satan’s currency? An oil bourse on Kish Island in the Persian Gulf, which has now begun selling high-grade Iranian crude oil.
Mohsen Qamsari, deputy director for international affairs of the Iranian National Oil Company was modest about the exchange’s initial capabilities, saying, “The commodity stock exchange has been pursuing a mechanism for offering crude oil on the stock exchange for a long time, and it has taken the preliminary steps, to the extent possible. Considering the existing banking problems, foreign customers are not expected to be taking part in the first phase of offering crude oil on the stock exchange, and this will be done on a trial basis. Today Bahregan heavy, high quality, low sulfur crude oil with less sourness will be offered on the stock exchange for the first time. In the first phase, a 600,000 barrel shipment will be offered.”
Given that the world currently consumes roughly 83 million barrels of crude oil each day, the initial oil offerings at the Iranian stock exchange are hardly going to make or break the market, but they do represent an attempt by a significant oil producer to divert revenue streams from New York Mercantile Exchange, the world’s largest physical commodity futures exchange, which handles West Texas Intermediate benchmark futures, and London’s Intercontinental Exchange, which deals in North Sea Brent. All trades are in dollars, effectively giving the U.S. currency a monopoly.
The Kish Exchange dates back to February 2008, when instead of Tehran, Kish was chosen because it had designated as a free trade zone. The Exchange was set up to trade contracts in euros, Iranian rials and a basket of other currencies other than dollars. The previous year, Iran had requested that its petroleum customers pay in non-dollar currencies. But the Exchange initially traded contracts only for oil-derived products, such as those used as feedstocks for plastics and pharmaceuticals. Now the institution has taken the next step.
Even as Congress remains tone-deaf to the recession’s effect on American jobs and the economy, others have taken careful note. On 17 June 2008, addressing the 29th meeting of the Council of Ministers of the OPEC Fund for International Development in the Iranian city of Isfahan, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told those in attendance, “The fall in the value of the dollar is one of the biggest problems facing the world today. The damage caused by this has already affected the global economy, particularly those of the energy-exporting countries…
Therefore, I repeat my earlier suggestion, that a combination of the world’s valid currencies should become a basis for oil transactions, or (OPEC) member countries should determine a new currency for oil transactions.”
What it would take for Iran’s new exchange to survive and flourish are some heavy-duty customers that Washington would be wary of picking a fight with, and Tehran already has one – China.
China, the world’s largest buyer of Iranian crude oil, has renewed its annual import pacts for 2011. In 2010 Iran supplied about 12 percent of China’s total crude imports. According to the latest report of the China Customs Organization, Iran’s total oil exports to China stood at 8.549 million tons between January and April 2011, up 32 percent compared with the same period last year. Iran is currently China’s third largest supplier of crude oil, providing China with nearly one million barrels per day.
China simply ignores Washington’s squeals about sanctions, but it is concerned about the bottom line, and unless Iran makes its oil prices more attractive versus competing supplies from the rest of the Middle East or South American exporters, it may be hard for the OPEC member to boost its share in the rapidly expanding Chinese market.
Enter the Kish Exchange.
China’s Ambassador to Tehran Yu Hung Yang, addressing the Iran-China trade conference in Tehran on Monday, said that the value of the two countries’ trade exchanges surged 55 percent during the first four months of 2011 over the same period a year ago to $13.28 billion and further predicted that the figure would surpass $40 billion by the end of the year.
So much for sanctions, eh?
So, while Washington prepares to commit political hara-kiri, Iran is preparing to take away a little of the capitalist glow from New York and London. If the Chinese decide to start paying for their Iranian purchases strictly in yuan, expect the trickle away from the dollar in energy pricing to become a stampede. That ought to give Washington politicos an issue to think about besides gay marriage.
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So far the authorities haven’t informed the family of Marzieh Vafamehr about the reasons for her arrest. However, it is believed this is due to her acting in Granaz Moussavi‘s film My Tehran for Sale and appearing without hijab in a scene. My Tehran For Sale hasn’t received screening license from the authorities, but it has been distributed in Tehran underground regardless.
At an underground rave, she meets Iranian born Saman, now an Australian citizen, who offers her a way out of her country and the possibility of living without fear.
Shot entirely on location in Tehran, MY TEHRAN FOR SALE tells the story of modern day Iranian youth struggling for cultural freedom. It brings to the screen never before seen images of modern urban Iran, and reveals how young Iranian people live behind closed doors.
Payvand Iran News
July 18, 2011
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July 18, 2011
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Addressing Iranian expatriates in Malaysia, the Iranian vice-president stressed that Iran would never accept the presence and dominance of the western countries in the region and will confront the US-Israeli plots with all its might and power.
Mir-Tajjeddini also cited resistance against the expansionist policies of the western world as the key to Iran’s growing might and power in today’s world.
Late in June, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad strongly criticized the US and the Zionist regime of Israel for their expansionist policies, and blamed Washington and Tel Aviv for the existing problems of human community.
“The most problems humanity suffers from are the result of the expansionist and non-divine rule of the United States and its evil hanger-on, the Zionist regime [of Israel],” Ahmadinejad said, addressing the inauguration ceremony of the 28th International Holy Quran Competition here in Tehran.
“The uncivilized Zionists, for the sake of their own passions, have crushed and are crushing all humans under their heavy wheels of their egotism, materialism and capitalism,” the Iranian president stated at the time.
FARS NEWS AGENCY
July 18, 2011
Uncle Sam uses his puppet dog IRI as a scarecrow, teaches him to say those words to frighten the world so that U.S. can sell its arms to 3rd world countries. Soon we will observe another round of arms sales and witness the first naive government that takes the bait and starts making arms contract with the Imperialist. [DID]