John R. Houk
© January 17, 2013
Shamim Masih is a freelance journalist who is a Pakistani-Christian. It is through his post submissions about the plight of Christians in Pakistan that has provided me lenses to view Pakistan. Those lenses are important because is one of the few nations that the American media has reported persecution of Christians. Those reports though are still sketchy on the Pakistan Christian population in general. American media reports too often ignore the persecution of Christians as a whole and focus on individual Christians who have been the victim of Pakistan’s Sharia Law inspired Blasphemy Laws. When a Christian is convicted of breaking a Blasphemy Statute it typically is for being insulting to the Islamic religion or perhaps a Muslim converting away from Islam into the Redeemed life of a Christian. In Islam and in Pakistan the penalty for breaking these Blasphemy Laws is typically a death sentence.
Shamim is a part of a Christian Pakistan movement that seeks greater civil rights for the Christian minority in Pakistan. Christianity is a very small minority in Pakistan. Shamim’s activism for Christians has followed a multi-faith path. If you have read any of my posts about Islam you would be aware that I am not a fan of the religion called Islam. Because of Islam’s theology that actively promotes Muslims to regard non-Muslims as societal pariahs that are only fit for strained toleration. In Muslim majority societies a non-Muslim suffers egregiously for breaking Islamic theo-political rules or laws.
This is just a guess: I sense Shamim has chosen the multi-faith path to bring greater civil rights to Pakistani-Christians is because of a view that the only way toward greater Liberty is with Muslim agreement. Pakistan is littered with what Americans call Radical Muslims. These are the Muslims that take a purist view of the Quran, Hadith and Sira which apart from converting people to Islam is to humiliate or kill those that refuse to convert.
Pakistan was established as a secular Islamic republic at the inception of its nationhood in 1947. As the years have distanced itself from 1947 Pakistan has become more and more entrenched in the purist Islamic thought that revolves around the theo-political jurisprudence of Sharia Law.
Shamim has sent a news piece in which Pakistani-Christians have been led to protest political corruption as local and national elections draw near. These protests have been led by a Muslim with dual citizenship from Canada and Pakistan – Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri. Apparently Qadri has lived the last seven years in Pakistan.
Qadri is a man that a little controversy has followed in the West. Check out this excerpt on how Qadri speaks to English speaking people and along the same theme to Urdu speaking people:
Outside Pakistan, Qadri is often been presented as a “moderate” Sufi scholar who famously wrote a 600 page fatwa against terrorism in 2010 which won him international applause. However while his work to counter extremists has brought him his share of admirers, there hangs a question mark over the extent of Qadri’s own moderating influence. For example one video doing the rounds over the internet shows Qadri giving what appear to be two contradictory statements on blasphemy – the subject of so much controversy in Pakistan. In one clip he is shown speaking in English where he says: “Whatever the law of blasphemy is, it is not applicable on non-Muslims. It is not applicable on Jews, Christians and other non- Muslims minorities. It is just to be dealt with Muslims.” Yet then in Urdu in a different clip he says: “My stance was that, and this was the law which got made, that whoever commits blasphemy, whether a Muslim or a non-Muslim, man or woman – whether be a Muslim, Jew, Christian, Hindu, anyone – whoever commits blasphemy their punishment is death.” (Who is Islamic cleric Dr. Tahir ul-Qadri? And why should Pakistan care? By Syed Hamad Ali; The Independent, 16 January 2013)
Even with this bit of controversy Qadri is demonstrating a sincere concern for Christian minorities by organizing a series of protests against Pakistani government corruption. The Pakistan government is not pleased with Tahir-ul-Qadri:
Thousands of protesters led by Barelvi cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri rallied in Pakistan’s capital for the third straight day, giving the government until Wednesday night to resign and dissolve the national and provincial assemblies.
The government hit back by issuing warrants to arrest Qadri and 70 others for attacking police, and announced it was determined to complete its five-year term and hold elections only by May. (Qadri thunders, Pak govt shows arrest warrant; by REZAUL H LASKAR & M ZULQERNAIN, The Indian Express, Jan 17 2013, 01:43 hrs)
I don’t know Qadri’s motivation for helping downtrodden Christians; however Shamim seems to write in a positive manner about him. For all the mistrust I have for the religion of Islam, if Tahir-ul-Qadri manages to effect change for the civil rights of Pakistani-Christians I say AMEN.
Might be of interest: Rehman Malik angers Pakistan Christians, says Tahir-ul-Qadri acting like ‘semi-Pope’ (1/17/13)
Insensitivity of Pakistani Christian politicians and civil society leaders
By Shamim Masih
Sent: January 17, 2013 8:58 AM
ISLAMABAD PAKISTAN – SHAMIM MASIH:
Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri a Muslim religious scholar from Lahore has mobilized about 50,000 devoted followers coming from the lower middle class for a sit-in of the main Jinnah Avenue of Islamabad. Remarkably, the men, women and children have remained steadfast in this protest rally under extremely harsh winter weather conditions without any shelter.
The Christian protestors are demanding reforms in the electoral system to bring in transparency in the forthcoming general elections and elimination of corrupt practices among the ambitious politicians and parties. So far, Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri has fairly succeeded in winning the attention of all political players who have recognized the demands of holding free and fair elections through some constitutional reforms.
The Present regime is tense while handling the protest rally on one hand and anxious in fighting judicial proceedings against its stalwarts for mass scale corruption, on the other hand. The provincial capital of Peshawar is also in the grip of police firing to maintain law and order facing another protest rally against target killings. Earlier the provincial government in Baluchistan went into [imposed] Governor’s rule after failing to address another issue of target killings of the Hazara tribal Shias.
In the wake of the above critical situations, a criminal silence and a careless attitude of Christian leadership in the country is alarming. Pakistani Christians express their deep concern for continuation of peace and harmony not only in Pakistan but in the whole world. There have been many wake-up calls, but Pakistani Christian politicians have gone into a long snooze. The cases of Bishop John Joseph, Shantinagar, Gojra, Asia Bibi and Rimsha are an example of Christian leaders’ callousness.
The local Christian politicians have been making money on the pretext of safeguarding minority rights but these financial resources are being used in getting positions in other political parties instead spending those funds for achieving Christian unity. Some of them, as Christian representatives, have been a part of the constitutional assembly which approved the blasphemy law and they kept quiet at that time. Now, we have few Christians political parties registered to contest general elections but have no contact with the Christian community and have not shown any seriousness in guarding Christians’ rights and are rather busy in making deals with major Muslim parties.
When all other parties, groups and organizations can put their heads together and be unanimous on the solutions, why can’t Pakistani Christians sit together for their rights? Instead of pronouncing moral judgments on everything and anything, why can’t Pakistani Christians stand altogether for their welfare?
It is high time that we define our role as conscious Christians and respect our rights for the better future of Christians in Pakistan.
Shamim Masih, Tahir-ul-Qadri and Christian-Pakistani Rights
John R. Houk
© January 17, 2013
Insensitivity of Pakistani Christian politicians and civil society leaders
© Shamim Masih
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John R. Houk
© December 12, 2012
Conspiracy Theory is something I love to look at. I especially like the Conspiracy Theories that slant toward Conspiracy Reality. In saying that, Tony Newbill sent a link that is truly based on fact.
The link leads to a story about secret government documents that David Wallechinsky the author believes Americans should be aware. Wallechinsky is quite bi-partisan listing secret documents from both Democrats and Republicans.
Wallechinsky is critical of Obama signing a memo allowing the assassination of American citizens involved in terrorism against the USA living outside the USA.
Let me be clear about Obama. He is one of the most nefarious Presidents in U.S. history because his “Change” agenda is the transformation of America from a Christian ethics Free Market society to a Secular Humanist non-Judea-Christian Socialistic (probably more toward some form of Marxism) society. It nearly drives me crazy that a majority of American voters cannot see that Obama’s agenda will change the American Way for the worst.
In saying my attitude toward Obama I have to side with Obama on assassinating American traitors working against the USA from outside the nation. Here’s the thing. An American that works to bring down America and does so by hiding out on a foreign basis has ceased to be protected by the U.S. Constitution and has become an enemy combatant whether that person is a soldier, spy or terrorist. Taking a traitor out in a foreign nation is the result of the affairs of war as far as I am concerned.
In that same vein I am also a supporter of the Patriot Act as far as it is designed in a time of war to track down the enemies of the USA both foreign and domestic. Regardless of the Left telling us that we are at war with Islam, purist Muslims (i.e. Radical Islam) believe Islam is in a Jihad to end Free America to place Americans in submission to their intolerant Allah.
That which is unfortunate is that the Patriot Act provides the temptation for Presidential Administrations to abuse power beyond the design of the intention. The Patriot Act has been used against American citizens that have no direct part in the Global War on Terror (GWOT) domestically or on a foreign basis. This abuse of power by either Democrat or Republican Presidential Administration is a breach of the people’s trust of government protecting U.S. citizens. The breach of trust is what led then British citizens in the American Colonies to revolt and form a more perfect Union in which the people govern themselves under a just rule of law rather than a foreign despot.
It is my opinion that greater extreme prejudice needs to be used against Islamic Terrorists to at least render the GWOT as negligible within the U.S. borders. In accomplishing the efficacy the GWOT within the borders it will then be time to modify or end the Patriot Act so that the abuse of U.S. government power against domestic dwelling American citizens ceases.
I was not aware that President Bush and Vice President Cheney appeared before the 911 Commission under specific stipulations of no taping or transcribing but only secretarial note taking. AND that these notes are still classified. It is no wonder that 911 Conspiracy Theorists believe the al Qaeda Islamic Terrorist attack was actually an inside job by the U.S. government. I’m still not with 911 Truthers nonetheless why did Bush/Cheney want that 911 Commission interview off the books?
Being person that believes in extreme prejudice to bring the GWOT to a quicker end I am in favor of Waterboarding to extract information. Leftist cry torture, I like the terminology of enhanced interrogation techniques. The fine line between torture and enhanced interrogation techniques is physical result. Waterboarding that results in death is torture. Waterboarding that exacts the illusion of drowning without leaving physical marks is not torture. Waterboarding does not add physical scarring: no dismemberment of body parts and no scarring marks leftover from cutting or burning or electrifying or so on.
There is a bit of an irony in the Leftist whining of torture and the Leftist-in-Chief writing the memo for targeted assassination of foreign operating American citizens working to betray America. You realize Obama was thinking of prosecuting Bush Administration Officials and/or the Intelligence Community under the Bush Administration for Waterboarding, right?
Wallechinsky goes on to name quite a few secret documents that are hid from the American public. You should read the entire post.
John R. Houk
© December 3, 2012
I believe there was a time that American voters had a concern about stealth Marxism/Communism transforming America into a Collective in which Liberty and Civil Rights were defined by the State rather than Constitutional Rule of Law. After Election 2012 I now believe Americans could care less about American Freedoms. People are simply willing to have their lives and culture defined by the State.
Feel me, hear me, see me and touch me and tell me what to believe for my own good. The toehold to despotism is the illusion of government dependent beneficence. If the government is the hand that feeds you and the creator of a temporal synthetic existence causing security euphoria, then actual Liberty won and instituted by law by the people and for the people will be lost to an oligarchic bureaucracy that in turn has government policy distributed by a ruling elite.
The polarization in America is between hardcore Leftists that have convinced (apparently most) Americans that a Secular Humanist, Multicultural Diverse and Judeo-Christian destroying society is the path to utopia AND those Americans that have an awareness of fiscal responsibility, Social Conservatism based on Judeo-Christianity as well as the Original Intent of the Founding Fathers revolutionizing the Rule of Law of a Representative Republic.
We Americans on the Right side of the polarized scale must step up our level to communicate to Americans the risks to American Liberty by unwittingly investing in the Socialist-Marxist-Communist journey to the illusion of a man-made utopia. Friends, there is no such thing as a utopia that realizes the greater good for the betterment of humankind when the architect is man.
Yes, I am a Christian. I am a Christian that believes a great debt is owed to Jews. Even though the Jews do not share the Christian sentiment of Salvation in Christ Jesus, the New Testament clearly proclaims that Salvation is of the Jews. Our Savior was born a Jew, raised a Jew and lived as a Jew in His earthly walk that led to the Crucifixion, Death and bodily Resurrection that Christians believe brings Deliverance from bondage of a Satan influenced age and a transference to the Kingdom of God.
The only utopia on planet Earth will be after the Creator forms the New Earth-New Jerusalem and the New Heaven in which the nations that have come to their senses believe in the Kingship of Jesus Christ. The Rule of Law will not be devised by humanity; rather humanity will have the Will of God imprinted in their new creation spirit knowing instantly the good rejecting any evil that separates from God Almighty.
Yes that is correct. I injected faith and politics as the God-Kind of life that government will be like without humanity calling the shots. The Founding Fathers realized that government should not have any business in religion yet that religion (specifically the Christian religion) must be the conscience of government. Robbing America of a Christian conscience has slowly changed our society in which greed, violence and distrust are embedded in our culture.
We Americans of the Right must find a way to reinstill the vision of the Founding Fathers complete with the conscience that keeps government in line and by extension our culture in a better moral state.
You may wonder what set off this line of thought. Well it was an article by Trevor Loudon that exposes the tentacles of the Left forming policy of the Democratic Party as administered by the Obama regime on the USA.
JRH 12/3/12 (Hat Tip: Danny Jeffrey)
Anne Coulter is a pundit/author that sometimes bugs me and sometimes is amusingly witty. Coulter was on Glen Beck promoting her new book “Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama.”
Below are a couple of videos and some text about Mugged.
“Mugged” Ann Coulter Stirs Up More Trouble & Talks to Glenn Beck About It!
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September 30, 2012
If there is one thing that Ann Coulter does will it is stirring up emotions and trouble. Her latest book Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama is already off to a good start. She has already managed to set of[f] the women over at The View, especially Whoopi Goldberg, all of whom obviously had not read the book, shocker! Coulter takes a unique topic and takes it where many are afraid to go, the racial circus that the democratic party is abusing taking advantage of. Watch the interview with Glenn and The View Ladies below.
Click Here for Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama
“This isn’t a story about black people—it’s a story about the Left’s agenda to patronize blacks and lie to everyone else.”
For decades, the Left has been putting on a play with themselves as heroes in an ongoing civil rights movement—which they were mostly absent from at the time. Long after pervasive racial discrimination ended, they kept pretending America was being run by the Klan and that liberals were black America’s only protectors.
It took the O. J. Simpson verdict—the race-based acquittal of a spectacularly guilty black celebrity as blacks across America erupted in cheers—to shut down the white guilt bank.
But now, fewer than two decades later, our “postracial” president has returned us to the pre-OJ era of nonstop racial posturing. A half-black, half-white Democrat, not descended from American slaves, has brought racial unrest back with a whoop.
The Obama candidacy allowed liberals to engage in self-righteousness about race and get a hard-core Leftie in the White House at the same time. In 2008, we were told the only way for the nation to move past race was to elect him as president. And 53 percent of voters fell for it.
Now, Ann Coulter fearlessly explains the real history of race relations in this country, including how white liberals twist that history to spring the guilty, accuse the innocent, and engender racial hatreds, all in order to win politically. You’ll learn, for instance, how A U.S. congressman and a New York mayor conspired to protect cop killers who ambushed four police officers in the Rev. Louis Farrakhan’s mosque.
The entire Democratic elite, up to the Carter White House, coddled a black cult in San Francisco as hundreds of the cult members marched to their deaths in Guyana.
New York City became a maelstrom of racial hatred, with black neighborhoods abandoned to criminals who were ferociously defended by a press that assessed guilt on the basis of race.
Preposterous hoax hate crimes were always believed, never questioned. And when they turned out to be frauds the stories would simply disappear from the news.
Liberals quickly switched the focus of civil rights laws from the heirs of slavery and Jim Crow to white feminists, illegal immigrants, and gays.
Subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz was surprisingly popular in black neighborhoods, despite hysterical denunciations of him by the New York Times.
Liberals slander Republicans by endlessly repeating a bizarro-world history in which Democrats defended black America and Republicans appealed to segregationists. The truth has always been exactly the opposite.
Going where few authors would dare, Coulter explores the racial demagoguery that has mugged America since the early seventies. She shines the light of truth on cases ranging from Tawana Brawley, Lemrick Nelson, and Howard Beach, NY, to the LA riots and the Duke lacrosse scandal. And she shows how the 2012 Obama campaign is going to inspire the greatest racial guilt mongering of all time. (Amazon.com)
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John R. Houk
© June 2, 2012
Okay then, If Obama is ever impeached for knowingly becoming President while ineligible, do you believe that is a capital crime?
Frankly I do not! I believe it is a crime worthy of prison and maybe even a suspended sentence. Obama’s agenda is heinous for America; however it is a Socialist agenda that is supported by a large amount of Americans wittingly or unwittingly. I believe that such a conviction in the Senate should negate all Presidential privilege for Obama’s records past and present.
If after examination of Obama’s records a worse nefarious crime is uncovered such as actively selling out to a foreign nation or a foreign interest, then and only then, should a capital crime be on the table.
At any rate I am bringing this up because of a numbskull in Texas spoke of the impeachment process and Senate conviction should lead to a public execution of Barack Hussein Obama. That stirred enough trouble that allegedly the Secret Service paid the numbskull a visit.
WND reports the incident as if a Secret Service investigation was intimidation of a Birther proponent violating his civil rights. But I got to tell ya, such language as “beheading” Obama in public execution warrants a look-see by the Secret Service the agency assigned to protect the President of the United States of America.
Just as a bit of clarification I am sympathetic to the Birther cause. I just don’t believe it is a winnable cause as long as Barack Obama is in the Office of President.
Below is the WND story which includes the Youtube videos of Birther Rudy Davis.
Video: ‘Birther’ gets visit from Secret Service
Men in suits ask him about family, weapons, searching his home
By Drew Zahn
June 1, 2012
A Texas man and skeptic of Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as president has posted a video on YouTube revealing two investigators, reportedly from the Secret Service, questioning him at his home.
Rudy Davis, known also as “LoneStar1776″ on YouTube.com, posted video of the inquiry the day after he had uploaded another video in which he suggested Obama, after being convicted of treason for usurping the highest office the land, be executed for his crime.
When two men in dark suits showed up at his door the next day, Davis told them, “I think I know why you guys are here.”
Video of the exchange shows Davis explaining his belief that Obama is ineligible to be president and clarifying that he only wished the judicial system to execute Obama “once he has been convicted in a court of law.”
“OK,” the first investigator replied, “but you don’t mean to assassinate him?”
“No, sir,” Davis replied. “I don’t want to hurt anybody. I just want truth and justice in America.”
The investigators then began a series of “pertinent” questions they explained were required because, “We do have a job to do,” including the following:
§ “Have you ever been in the military?”
§ “Any handgun training, martial arts?”
§ “Do you belong to any groups or associations?”
§ “Have you ever traveled out to see the president?”
§ “Do you have any criminal history?”
§ “Do you own any weapons? All your weapons are registered?”
§ “Have you ever been hospitalized for mental [illness]? Family history of mental illness?”
§ “A possible search of your home – are you OK with that?”
§ “In the past year, how many places have you traveled to?”
§ “Do you have any siblings? Would you mind telling me who they are? What about parents? Can we talk to them?”
§ “Where do you work?”
Multiple times the investigator also asked, “Do you understand that threatening to harm someone is a crime as well?”
“I understand that,” Davis said, “but I have not threatened to harm [anyone].”
In Davis’ previous video, which presumably prompted the investigation, Davis had cited the example of England’s Oliver Cromwell beheading King Charles I as an example of what should be done to Obama.
“Once [Obama] is convicted in a court of law,” Davis said, “we don’t need to send him off to prison, we don’t need to send him out of the country, we need to behead him publicly.”
“To show everybody that’s what happens to you when you come in to America and you lie and you forge and you fraud and you take over commander in chief when you know you’re not eligible,” Davis explained. “America doesn’t put up with that.
The first video, in which Davis advocated beheading, can be seen below:
VIDEO: Public Beheading
At one point, one of the investigators said, “We’d prefer if you didn’t film us,” but Davis asserted it was his property and his right to do so.
Still, in yet a third, follow-up video, Davis discounted the idea that the agents were attempting to be “intimidating.”
“They were very nice and cordial, and they were doing their job,” Davis said.
Davis also concluded, “Promoting the truth is a patriotic thing, even if it brings the Secret Service to your door.”
I Dislike Obama as much as the Next Guy, BUT PUBLIC EXECUTION?
John R. Houk
© June 2, 2012
Video: ‘Birther’ gets visit from Secret Service
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John R. Houk
© May 16, 2012
President Barack Hussein Obama is using the power of the Justice Department to squelch Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County volunteers known as the Cold Case Posse. Eric Holder has filed civil rights violations against Arpaio. I have to wonder if Holder’s interest is in civil rights violations or is Holder doing his master’s bidding to prevent more exposure of Obama’s cover-ups that at the least shows the President as a blatant liar or at worse the commitment of High Crimes and misdemeanors in relation to BHO’s eligibility to hold the Office of President.
I found this video captured by FOX Nation from ABC News of Sheriff Joe talks about the intentions and integrity of the Cold Case Posse investigating Barack Hussein Obama. It is my opinion this is the actual purpose for Holder’s Justice Department for suing Sheriff Joe.
Sheriff answers about the Obama Administration civil suit harassment filed against him in an interview with Megyn Kelly:
I am going to cross post a FOX News story on Sheriff Joe being sued which will be followed by an email ad from Townhall.com in which Arpaio appeals for support to fight civil suit persecution from the Obama Administration.
Justice Department planning to sue Arizona sheriff Arpaio over alleged racial profiling
By Associated Press
May 10, 2012
PHOENIX – Federal authorities said Wednesday they plan to sue an Arizona county sheriff and his office over allegations of civil rights violations, including the racial profiling of Hispanics.
The U.S. Justice Department has been seeking an agreement requiring sheriff Joe Arpaio office to train officers in how to make constitutional traffic stops, collect data on people arrested in traffic stops and reach out to Hispanics to assure them that the department is there to also protect them.
Arpaio has denied the racial profiling allegations and has claimed that allowing a court monitor would mean that every policy decision would have to be cleared through an observer and would nullify his authority.
DOJ officials told a lawyer for Arpaio on April 3 that the lawman’s refusal of a court-appointed monitor was a deal-breaker that would end settlement negotiations and result in a federal lawsuit.
The “notice of intent to file civil action” came Wednesday from Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas Perez in a letter to an Arpaio lawyer.
Perez, who heads the DOJ’s civil rights division, noted that it’s been more than 100 days since the sheriff’s office received the DOJ’s findings report and federal authorities haven’t met with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office counsel since Feb. 6 to discuss the terms of a consent agreement.
At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Arpaio defended himself in the face of the pending lawsuit.
“If they sue, we’ll go to court. And then we’ll find out the real story,” he said. “There’s lots of miscommunication emanating from Washington. They broke off communications.
“They’re telling me how to run my organization. I’d like to get this resolved, but I’m not going to give up my authority to the federal government. It’s as simple as that,” Arpaio added.
Last December, the DOJ released a scathing report accusing Arpaio’s office of racially profiling Latinos, basing immigration enforcement on racially charged citizen complaints and punishing Hispanic jail inmates for speaking Spanish in Arizona’s most populous county.
The DOJ also accused Arpaio of having a culture of disregard for basic constitutional rights.
The civil rights allegations have led some Arpaio critics to call for his resignation, including the National Council of La Raza, a prominent advocacy group for Latinos.
The sheriff’s office also is facing criticism over more than 400 sex-crimes investigations — including dozens of alleged child molestations — that hadn’t been investigated adequately or weren’t examined at all over a three-year period ending in 2007.
Arpaio has apologized for the botched cases, reopened 432 sex-crimes investigations and made 19 arrests.
Separate from the civil rights probe, a federal grand jury has been investigating Arpaio’s office on criminal abuse-of-power allegations since at least December 2009. That grand jury is examining the investigative work of the sheriff’s anti-public corruption squad.
The self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America has been a national political fixture who has built his reputation on jailing inmates in tents and dressing them in pink underwear, selling himself to voters as unceasingly tough on crime and pushing the bounds of how far local police can go to confront illegal immigration.
Eric Holder Sues Sheriff Joe Arpaio; Sheriff Joe Vows to Fight!
From Joe Arpaio
Sent: May 16, 2012 6:24 AM
Sent by Townhall.com
You’ve probably heard by now that the Obama Justice Department has filed a civil rights lawsuit against me.
This lawsuit is purely political and is a blatant and futile attempt to intimidate me from doing my job to enforce illegal immigration laws.
What this Administration really wants is to take over my office. I will tell you right now, that is never going to happen. I am the duly elected Sheriff of Maricopa County and I only answer to the people who elected me.
I’m happy they’re taking me to court. Now we can finally get the facts on the table and have a real discussion about what their motives are.
This Department of Justice has worked hand-in-hand with the ultra-liberal ACLU, radical leftists and the open-borders crowd to weaken my chances for re-election this year.
I have been so humbled and grateful for the outpouring of support from my constituents and the great, law-abiding people of this country who have called me and offered their support.
This is going to be a big, nasty battle. I’m up against the most powerful government in the world. But I’m not going to back down one inch because I know what I’m doing is right. After all, I’m doing the job the federal government is supposed to be doing!
If Obama and Eric Holder don’t like the job I’m doing they should change the laws. Period.
So, I need your help today now more than ever before. Will you join me in this fight?
Please know that asking you for a financial contribution is the last thing I want to do. But if I don’t I know my political opponents will only be further emboldened to see me removed from office.
Your contribution today of $430, $200, $100, $50 or even $35 to Re-Elect Joe Arpaio will give our campaign the resources to beat back against these ridiculous allegations and help me win another term as Sheriff.
You can join this fight by clicking here.
I cannot thank you enough for your encouragement and support and look forward to hearing from you soon.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County, Arizona
P.S. Even if you do not live in Maricopa County, Arizona please know that we have become the gateway for illegal immigration in this country which affects your community as well. Please click here to support my campaign.
And, one final question: Will you forward this email to four or five of your closest friends? I need to get my message out to those who stand with us in enforcing the laws of this country. Thank you!
The Power of the President to Cover-Up Past
John R. Houk
© May 16, 2012
Justice Department planning to sue Arizona sheriff Arpaio over alleged racial profiling
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© November 19, 2011
It is extremely politically incorrect to say we are at war with Islam. Things get a bit stickier in attempting to define the “we” that is at war with Islam. Is the “we” Western Culture? If the “we” is Western Culture, this would include Europe (Eastern and Western), Australia, North America and South America.
The part of Europe dominated by the European Union would go into apoplectic spasms at the suggestion that the EU was at war with Islam. Islam has made such enormous inroads into European culture that the doctrine of multicultural diversity makes it anathema to criticize Islam as inimical to a Christian influenced European culture.
As an amateur analyst (meaning more guessing than data) it appears Islam is not yet a multicultural diversity factor in most of Latin America (Mexico & Central America of North America and Central America & South America). Of the miniscule Muslims in Latin America there is significant Radical Islamic influence occurring in Latin America. The Radical Islamic influence is from overt Islamic terrorists (Like Hezbollah) or supporters of Islamic terrorism (Like Wahhabi Saudis, Muslim Brotherhood and Iran). The Islamic terrorist connection appears to be a hook-up with Drug Cartels. It is a good guess that Drug Cartels are clients of Radical Islamists that produce the poppy plants that are then turned into opiates (e.g. heroine) which the Drug Cartels sell to the North American addicts with money. The Islamic Terrorist/Drug Cartel symbiotic relationship is based on messing up America even if the reasons might be diverse.
Australia has shared Europe’s Multiculturalism; however Australia is experiencing a bit of an awakening toward Islam’s threat to Western Culture and even big dog politicians are hollering from the mountain tops about the dark side of Islam.
Then there is English speaking North America – USA and Canada.
Canada is still inflicted with Multicultural Diversity when it comes to Islam. A negative publication concerning Islam or a negative radio/TV piece on Islam will land you in jail, a fine or a civil suit for defaming a religion.
There are many people and organizations in America striving to educate Americans about the dark side of Islam. Brigitte Gabriel’s ACT for America is my favorite and the work of Pamela Gellar of Atlas Shrugs and American Freedom Defense Initiative/Stop Islamization of America (AFDI/SIOA) is excellent as well.
Islamic organizations are active in America to bring Islam to America. In this nation in which religious freedom is considered a preeminent freedom, it might sound odd that I raise the flag that there is an Islamic threat. After all Christianity is an evangelistic religion determined to follow the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior to share the Good News of Redemption by the Blood of Christ. The problem with Islam is that it is not merely a religion that is what Christians would call an evangelistic religion. Rather Islam is as much a socio-political ideology as it is a theo-religious faith. Islamic holy writings desire not only an inner struggle to follow the path of submission to Allah, but also an outer struggle to politically bring the Islamic religion to non-Muslims. Don’t be deceived by such attributions as there is no compulsion of religion in Islam.
There is no compulsion in Islam if the Sharia rules are complied with. Let us take a Christian nation or people in the cross hairs of an imperialistic conquest minded Muslim army. The socio-political instruments Islam developed a system to degrade non-Muslims to sweeten the deal of convert, dhimmi livelihood or death. Conquest was relatively quick by Muslim conquering armies but conversion to Islam was not. Islamic Supremacism, with the usage of humiliation of the non-Muslim, brought converts to Islam over the centuries to the point that Christians ended up as the minority. Additionally, the pockets of Christians allowed to survive became accustomed to the second class citizenship of a dhimmi; hence Christian communities in the lands conquered by Muslims actually developed the brainwashed concept that their humiliation and the jizya tax brought protection from persecution.
If you exclude what is left of Communist nations like, China, N. Korea and Vietnam; the primary persecutors of Christians globally are Muslims. This is where my ire begins to stir! The West is so invested in political correctness that if a Muslim or an Islamic belief is condemned, the Leftists and Muslim apologists come crawling out of the woodwork to cry victim insinuating that prejudicial hate-speech is being leveled. AND YET when Christians in Muslim nations (Middle East and Africa primarily but else ware as well) are beaten, the women raped, the children stolen, a convert to Christianity faces death for apostasy, Christians in general are murdered and sometimes slaughtered for just being Christian and on and on; then where is the moral outrage?
No European nations are standing up with threatening messages to Muslim nations to do something about persecution of Christians. Frankly I am not even hearing preachers, priests, Bishops, Cardinals or the Pope take a stand and have the guts to protest the heinous treatment of Christians in Muslim lands. THIS SILENCE IS REPREHENSIBLE!
Are “we” at war with Islam? Doggone it; we are at war with Islam because Islam is at war with the West. The problem is the West is too comfortable to admit we are at war with Islam. Western religious wars of yesteryear have made the admission that a theo-political religion like Islam would engage with the superior technology of the West causing the strife and the return to national pride that many Western nations have lost. The loss of cultural pride is particularly the case of Europe. The loss of cultural pride is a symptom of multicultural diversity that accepts the uniqueness of diverse foreign cultures rather than honoring the foreign culture and expects assimilation into the host culture.
If the West does not wake up soon, the same treatment Christians receive in Muslim lands will be the identical treatment in Western lands for Christians, Secularists and atheists alike.
Raymond Ibrahim inspired my thoughts on Islam and the West. A couple of days ago he posted an essay that examines the persecution of Christians by Muslims for just the month of October 2011. If you are a person that can feel righteous indignation beyond political correctness then you should read what Muslims have done to Christians in October alone.
John R. Houk
© May 29, 2011
I found a link entitled, “The Tea Party, Islam and Me” written by Kinana. It is rather long. Due to the length of article scanned through it rapidly. It is one of those posts that you may have to go back to a few times to gather the nuggets of understanding. Also in my quick glimpse I gathered the article is based on a radio interview or a radio talk.
In my quick visual scan two things stood out immediately.
One of which was Kinana’s defining a difference between a Muslim and Islam. A Muslim is a person and Islam is an alleged religion. I prefer to think of Islam as a theopolitical religious cult or precisely a religion with the trappings of socio-political rules that are ruthlessly applied to all situations religious, the social community and the rules of law. And when I say “the rules of law” I am not speaking of a foundation in which humanity writes laws based on their faith. The Islamic rule of law as directed by Sharia Law is encoded into the laws of humanity which means a coercive law, a racist law, a community law and so on; is an unchangeable law by the representative vote of the people.
The other thing that I saw in my initial perusal was the subject of the EDL. The EDL is a socio-political movement in the United Kingdom. The EDL’s primary platform today seems to be to end the multicultural acceptance of Islam as a separate entity under British rule of law which makes portions of Sharia Law a part of British rule of law even though Sharia breaks the British legal system in civil and criminal law. The EDL is enlightened that Islam run amok will Islamicize not only the UK but all of Europe. Hence there is the existence of the term Eurabia.
Now here is the knock on the EDL though: The English Defence League has had a history of racist roots. A significant amount of its members evolved from Nazi influenced Right Wing thinking which is something that is very anathema in the UK since Hitler tried to bomb Britain into submission as well as the race superiority doctrines espoused by Nazism.
If law makers in America do not catch onto the anti-immigrant Islamic vision, then will we may well face the Islamizing of America.
Below is the lengthy article by Kinana which I discovered at TeaPartyMedia.net. The author/speaker Kinana sent me a personal message to my 4 Freedoms Community page that is a kind of forward to the TeaPartyMedia.net piece.
John R. Houk
© April 4, 2011
Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan have used the Quran burning (about 17 minute mark) inside the walls of Pastor Terry Jones’ Church is being used as a propaganda tool to enrage the Muslim Afghan majority. There have been violent protests by Muslims over an incident enacted by a Pastor fed up with the theopolitical nature of Islam which embraces violence as a propagation tool and as a submission tool against Muslim believers and non-Muslims (kafir) alike.
Military commanders among the NATO forces battling the Taliban have ran into a public relations problem with the Afghan populace who have been ingrained with Islamic Supremacism hence the rioting. Part of the strategy against the Taliban is to win the sympathy of the Afghan people for the Afghan government of President Hamid Karzai and antipathy toward the purist Islam of the Taliban. NATO commanders have begun condemning the burning of the Quran in the small Church in Florida.
I have no doubt the United Nations will cite it’s don’t blaspheme Islam (Defamation of Religions) resolution to condemn Pastor Jones probably with a call for criminal charges because the religion of peace executed seven U.N. workers in Afghanistan.
With the NATO commanders coming down strong in condemning the Quran burning undoubtedly to appease the populace they are fighting to keep free from intolerant purist Islam of the Taliban, could there be a move in America to criminalize those of us that openly condemn the violent nature of Islam. Will Christians who evangelize in America be accused of hate because part of that preaching is telling the Good News of deliverance from participating in the dark world that promotes violence and moral impurity?
Islam promotes violence against non-Muslims determined to not bowing down to Islamic Supremacism and against Muslims who have determined to walk away from submission to Islam. Pastor Terry Jones allowed the Quran to burnt in such a public manner may have been a mistake; however its symbolism to expose that Islam is inimical to America’s Christian foundation and inimical to the U.S. Constitution is a valid act.
Where is the outrage over how Islam persecutes Christianity in Muslim lands? Christianity is violated by the ability of Muslims to destroy property, kidnap children to force conversion, kidnap women to force conversion or to rape and squelch any form of Christian worship including the open use of the Holy Bible in public. This treatment of Christians occurs all over Muslim dominated nations even in Afghanistan.
The question should be: Is Quran burning by a small group in a small Church an incitement to global hatred or is the open persecution of non-Muslims in Muslim lands incitement?
Multicultural diversity nonsense is attempting to be implemented a State government (Michigan) persecute a Christian’s right to seek another Christian as a roommate sharing the rent in her dwelling. Michigan’s citation was aimed at the advertisement for a Christian roommate on a Church bulletin board was discrimination against other faiths hence violating the Fair Housing Act. One has to wonder if the State would step in if a Muslim or homosexual posting a bulletin board ad for like-minded roommates would receive the same strong arm of the law. Everyone KNOWS one doesn’t have to wonder. There is no way the law would go after a Muslim or a homosexual. One obvious reason is that a Christian would not file a complaint of discrimination but would be gratified to know who to avoid in seeking a dwelling.
This indicates whoever the anonymous person who filed a complaint did so to spite Christian beliefs. Friends this is Christian persecution.