Saudi Makes A Decision To Not Make A Decision


As I was blog surfing I ran into this blog. The Religious Policeman Blog: The diary of a Saudi man living in the UK where the religious police no longer trouble him for the moment.
 
Alhamedi posts in the irrelevance of the Saudi legislature. The grave political decision they were deliberating was "should women legally drive?" That is some awesome bondage in the heart of Sunni Islamofascism!
 
The deliberation led to an awesome decision: They could not make a decision and so passed the buck (or whatever they call currency) on to the King. The King keeps passing the buck back to the Legislature.
 
Evidently the problem is this. Sheik Abdul Aziz Bin Baz, senior Mufti of some Mohammedan council in Saudi Arabia issued the misogynist Fatwa against women driving. Guess what: The old boy is dead and no one has the Mohammedan stones to overrule the dead Mufti with another Fatwa.
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The Saudi Parliament makes a decision…. 

….on allowing women to drive in Saudi Arabia….

 

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The Religious Policeman

….and that decision was not to make a decision.

 

Muhammad Al-Zulfa, a member of the Shoura Council said yesterday that he was hopeful the government would step in to lift the ban on women driving after the consultative body refused to debate his proposal to end the ban.

The trouble is, the government has very deftly been passing the buck on this issue….

The King himself said that granting women the right to drive rested on the shoulders of society….

….whatever that was supposed to mean, but it was clear he wants nothing to do with it. Meanwhile his dimmer half-brother was slightly more explicit….

….while Minister of Interior Prince Naif bin Abdul Aziz was quoted as saying the issue was open for discussion

….and as there’s only one place where discussions take place, that obviously meant our Shoura Council. The Shoura Council, unkindly called by some the "Poodle Parliament", is like your Parliament or Congress, except that it’s not elected, has no political parties, meets in secret, and never opposes the government. But apart from that, it’s like your Parliament or Congress. And it does do a lot of discussing, so that was the place to discuss lifting the ban on women drivers. So one of its members put forward some legislation….

Zulfa introduced his proposal to lift the ban last year as part of wider traffic law

….but it died a death….

Press reports, quoting the Shoura’s secretary-general, said the council rejected Zulfa’s proposal, which had sparked a heated debate in the local media.

Why was it rejected?

The secretary-general said women’s driving was skipped over among other reasons because of a fatwa or religious edict issued on the matter. The reference was to a fatwa issued in 1991 by the then mufti and head of the Council of Senior Islamic Scholars, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Baz, prohibiting women from driving cars.

It was rejected because religious rulings or fatwas are deemed to be the ultimate law, and cannot be over-ruled, except by another fatwa. And we have been lumbered with a fatwa issued by a now-dead Chief Imam or Mufti who, before he departed this mortal life, decided that he didn’t like the idea of women driving. And we’re stuck with that, until some new Mufti decides that he does like the idea of women driving. And what are the chances of an elderly misogynist Muslim theologian saying "Hey, wouldn’t it be cool for women to drive!"

So it looks like the ban is here to stay. However, Mr Al-Zulfa, who introduced the proposal, does see a glimmer of light….

Muhammad Al-Zulfa, a member of the Shoura Council said yesterday that he was hopeful the government would step in to lift the ban on women driving

But hang on, isn’t that where we started? Let’s not go round that loop again.

Tell you what, Shoura Council, roll over and I’ll tickle your tummies.

Judge Orders NSA Documents Turned Over To Far Left Groups


It has been reported that a leftist Judge (Henry Kennedy) has ordered all documents relating Homeland Terrorist monitering to be turned to far leftist groups. This is the kind of action that would inform the world on how America fights Islamofascists. The might as well have ordered the Documents mailed to Osama bin Laden with instructions on how to kill American Troops and American Intelligence Operatives.
 
Some of these groups are associated with leftist Senator Leahy. So what does that make Leahy? Hmmm… I think the operative word is TRAITOR.
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NSA Investigation May be Stopped
February 17, 2006 08:07 AM EST

 

The Conservative Voice News

By Sher Zieve

– On Thursday, Senate Intelligence Committee Republicans successfully blocked Democrats’ attempts to launch an investigation into the National Security Agency’s terrorist intelligence gathering. The program, which continues to be incorrectly labeled as “domestic spying”, was begun in order to monitor terrorist communiqués between foreign terrorists and terrorist supporters; some who may be located in the US.

Senate Intelligence Committee Patrick Roberts (R-KN) said that an agreement had been reached with the White House to affect legislation that provides more clear-cut rules for the foreign spying program. White House spokeswoman Dana Perino added: "We maintain that the president does not need additional congressional authority” and said that new legislation would be considered if it “would not undermine the president’s ability to protect Americans."

However, on Thursday US District Judge Henry Kennedy ordered that all NSA documents collected in the program be turned over to far-left groups, including the Electronic Privacy Information Center. If not appealed and blocked, the judge’s decision will make the NSA program’s information available to the world. Reporter Jim Kouri advised that one of the far-left groups is closely tied to and aligned with Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) who had previously been forced to step down from the Senate Intelligence, in 1987, under allegations that he leaked classified information to the press.

Hamas Says Will “Liberate” Jerusalem


Here is a recipe for carnage in Israel. The reason: I hope that Israel will fight to the last man to defend Jerusalem from the Saracen devils.
 
Hamas talks of retaking Jerusalem to cleanse Al Aqsa Mosque, the only purifying that needs to happen is the purification of the Waqf from the Temple Mount. Every second that the Mohammedans control the Temple Mount is a moment of disregard to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
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Hamas Says Will "Liberate" Jerusalem
February 16, 2006

The Conservative Voice News

By Sher Zieve

– Terrorist Palestinian Hamas has announced that its goal is to “liberate Jerusalem”. Hamas politburo Chief Khaled Mashaal spoke before a Sudan conference, this week.

Ynet News reports that Mashaal said: "Our mission is to liberate Jerusalem and purify the al-Aqsa Mosque. Islam goes forward because its power comes from Allah and it will continue to advance in spite of its opposers. We tell our people, the crowd gathered here supports our Jihad way and resistance. God is leading us to victory and liberation. We say to our people: God and the Islamic nation are with us. Do not fear poverty and do not fear the threats.”

Mashaal also said that a massive campaign has been launched to raise millions of dollars for their “mission”. Mashaal stated: “This support is a message to the West; they will see the Muslims’ support from all over the world and stop the threats and manipulations. We are a nation that is willing to starve and die rather than sell out our faith, religion and holy sites. We say to Muslims around the world: All those in the West who threaten us are nothing compared to God’s greatness.”

Consensus Building For West to Attack Iran


Iran is actually building a secret consensus against them globally. Sunni nations such as Saudi Arabi and Abu Dabai are concerned about imperial goals of a WMD armed Iran. The reason: Some experts believe Iran will run out of oil in twenty years. An imperial minded Iran that is also deluded by an immanent return of the Mahdi, may have eyes on Sunni oil. Coupling oil with delusions of invincibility are a recipe to begin a Middle Eastern conflageration.
 
The Mullahs may be seeing a nothing to lose and every to gain scenario. If lack of oil renders their Islamofascist revolution impotent, they know they will implode from within. To continue their power base the Mullahs are whipping Mohammedan anger against the West. It is an old Soviet Communist ploy of the ancient Cold War days.
 
Below is an article that better elucidates the Iranian conspiracy that will cause the West to attack:
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Why the West will attack Iran
By Spengler
Middle East

Jan 24, 2006
 
Why did French President Jacques Chirac last week threaten to use non-conventional – that is, nuclear – weapons against terrorist states? And why did Iran announce that it would shift foreign-exchange reserves out of European banks (although it has since retracted this warning)? The answer lies in the nature of Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. Iran needs nuclear weapons, I believe, not to attack Israel, but to support imperial expansion by conventional military means.
 
Iran’s oil exports will shrink to zero in 20 years, just at the demographic inflection point when the costs of maintaining an aged population will crush its state finances, as I reported in Demographics and Iran’s imperial design (September 13, 2005). Just outside Iran’s present frontiers lie the oil resources of Iraq, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, and not far away are the oil concentrations of eastern Saudi Arabia. Its neighbors are quite as alarmed as Washington about the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran, and privately quite happy for Washington to wipe out this capability.

It is remarkable how quickly an international consensus has emerged for the eventual use of force against Iran. Chirac’s indirect reference to the French nuclear capability was a warning to Tehran. Mohamed ElBaradei, whose Nobel Peace Prize last year was awarded to rap the knuckles of the United States, told Newsweek that in the extreme case, force might be required to stop Iran’s acquiring a nuclear capability. German Defense Minister Franz Josef Jung told the newspaper Bild am Sonntag that the military option could not be abandoned, although diplomatic efforts should be tried first. Bild, Germany’s largest-circulation daily, ran Iranian President Mahmud Ahmedinejad’s picture next to Adolf Hitler’s, with the headline, "Will Iran plunge the world into the abyss?"

The same Europeans who excoriated the United States for invading Iraq with insufficient proof of the presence of weapons of mass destruction already have signed on to a military campaign against Iran, in advance of Iran’s gaining WMD. There are a number of reasons for this sudden lack of squeamishness, and all of them lead back to oil.

First, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have the most to lose from a nuclear-equipped Iran. No one can predict when the Saudi kingdom might become unstable, but whenever it does, Iran will stand ready to support its Shi’ite co-religionists, who make up a majority in the kingdom’s oil-producing east.

At some point the United States will reduce or eliminate its presence in Iraq, and the result, I believe, will be civil war. Under conditions of chaos Iran will have a pretext to expand its already substantial presence on the ground in Iraq, perhaps even to intervene militarily on behalf of its Shi’ite co-religionists.

What now is Azerbaijan had been for centuries the northern provinces of the Persian Empire, and a nuclear-armed Iran could revive Persian claims on southern Azerbaijan. Iran continues to lay claim to a share of Caspian Sea energy resources under the Iranian-Soviet treaties of 1921 and 1940. [1] For the time being, Azerbaijani-Iranian relations are the most cordial in years, with Iran providing natural gas to pockets of Azerbaijani territory blockaded by Armenia, and Baku defending Iran’s nuclear program. As Iran’s oil production dwindles over the next two decades, though, its historic claims on the Caspian are likely to re-emerge.

Ahmedinejad’s apocalyptic inclinations have inspired considerable comment from Western analysts, who note that he appears to believe in the early return of the Mahdi, the 12th Imam. I do not know whether Ahmedinejad is mad or sane, but even mad people may be sly and calculating. Iran’s prospects are grim. Over a generation it faces demographic decay, economic collapse and cultural deracination. When reason fails to provide a solution to an inherently insoluble problem, irrationality well may take hold. Like Hitler, who also was mad but out-bluffed the West for years before overreaching, Ahmedinejad is pursuing a rational if loathsome imperial policy.

Given Israel’s possession of a large arsenal of fission weapons as well as thermonuclear capability, it is extremely unlikely that Iran would attack the Jewish state unless pressed to the wall. Faced with encirclement and ruin, the Islamic Republic is fully capable of lashing out in a destructive and suicidal fashion, not only against Israel but against other antagonists. Whatever one may say about Chirac, he is not remotely stupid, and feels it prudent to warn Iran that pursuit of its imperial ambitions may lead to a French nuclear response. French intelligence evidently believes that Iran may express its frustrations through terrorist actions in the West.

By far the biggest loser in an Iranian confrontation with the West will be China, the fastest-growing among the world’s large economies, but also the least efficient in energy use. Higher oil prices will harm China’s economy more than any other, and Beijing’s reluctance to back Western efforts to encircle Iran are understandable in this context. It is unclear how China will proceed if the rest of the international community confronts Iran; in the great scheme of things it really does not matter.

Washington will initiate military action against Iran only with extreme reluctance, but it will do so nonetheless, except in the extremely unlikely event that Ahmedinejad were to stand down. Rather than a legacy of prosperity and democracy in the Middle East, the administration of US President George W Bush will exit with an economy weakened by higher oil prices and chaos on the ground in Iraq and elsewhere. But it really has no other options, except to let a nuclear-armed spoiler loose in the oil corridor. We have begun the third act of the tragedy that started on September 11, 2001, and I see no way to prevent it from proceeding.

Note
1. For a recent summary of the issue, click here

(Copyright 2006 Asia Times Online Ltd. All rights reserved.) 

Prayer for Pakistan’s ‘MOST IMPORTANT MAN’, President Musharraf”


Pakistan and India at one time was one political unit under the old British Raj. When Gandhi did his thing and aided India to achieve independance in 1948 there was a problem in India. Mohammedans and Hindus were (and are) in a mutual hate mode. This distressed Gandhi (a Hindu) greatly. Gandhi saw Indians rather than multiple religions and I believe he hoped for a homogenous Indian nation.
 
Unfortunately as we all know today, Mohammedan Indians could not accept being ruled by non-Mohammedan rulers.
 
Muhammad Ali Jinnah demanded a separate Mohammedan state apart from Hindu dominated India. In Indian sub-continent politics it became Jinnah versus Nehru.
 
Institigate by Jinnah Mohammedans and Hindus rioted and extreme violence erupted between the two groups. Gandhi reacted by going on a fast until the two groups called off the violence. Gandhi nearly died, but Jinnah out of respect to Gandhi did call off the Mohammedan violence. Nonetheless, Jinnah got his wish: Pakistan became a separate nation.
 
At that time Pakistan was a divided between an East and West Pakistan under one Mohammedan government. India, a huge nation, was smack dab in the middle of the two largest concentrations of Mohammedans. Eventually Eastern Pakistan gained its own Independance becoming Bangladesh. Bangladesh became an impoverished Mohammedan state and Pakistan in the west became a relatively strong Mohammedan state.
 
India harbored great mistrust for Mohammedan Pakistan. India and Pakistan have come to blows and wars and disputes and border clashes often. The largest dispute currently is who owns Kashmere, a land between Pakistan and India.
 
There rivalry has led to militarization. Both India and Pakistan are nuclear WMD holding nations due to the mistrust between the two nations.
 
Having set that up minister Francis Frangipane has a sense that Pakistan’s current leader – President Musharraf – needs prayer. I will let Francis explain:
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February 15, 2006
 

"Urgent Word and Call to Prayer for Pakistan’s ‘MOST IMPORTANT MAN’, President Musharraf"
By Francis Frangipane

Francis Frangipane Ministries
www.frangipane.org 

 

There are just a few world leaders today that I consider crucial to the outcome of world affairs.

Certainly, the policies and actions of President Bush, or to a lesser degree, Prime Minister Tony Blair affect untold millions around the world; Vladimir Putin of Russia and Chinese President Hu Jintao are also pivotal players in the unfolding of world events. These individuals, by virtue of their positions of influence alone, are in obvious need of faithful and visionary intercession.

President Musharraf, President of Pakistan

 

Yet, in my opinion, there is another man whose role is more crucial than all. That man is Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan. Pakistan is a nation of 160,000,000 people, 97% of whom are Muslim. Within its Islamic culture, there are millions of jihadists zealous and ready to die for Allah. Of all nations on earth, Pakistan needs a stable, noble leader to keep its radical population in check. A revolt or absence of balanced authority in Pakistan’s leadership would be catastrophic for one primary reason: Pakistan already has nuclear weapons.

In spite of pressures and threats from Islamic radicals, President Musharraf has been a courageous ally in the war against terrorism. His army has been responsible for killing or capturing hundreds of al-Qaeda fighters, many of whom were important leaders in the terror network. Musharraf himself has been miraculously protected from several bomb attempts on his life.

Civil rights groups criticize Musharraf for not relinquishing his position as commander in chief of Pakistan’s armies and for not allowing national elections to select a challenger to his presidency. Yet, Musharraf has served his nation well seeking to end Pakistan’s long conflict with India as well as reaching in peace toward Israel.

Because of the crucial conditions in the world and the increasing discord among of Pakistan’s radicals, hardly a day passes without me standing in prayer for Pervez Musharraf. Indeed, there have been many nights when Holy Spirit has awakened me with only Musharraf’s face before me, compelling me to intercede for his life and position to remain secure.

Today the Lord has urged me to pass this prayer need to you:

If Musharraf is removed from power, these radicals could possibly gain access to weapons of mass destruction.

Finally, President Musharraf is a moderate Muslim. As a child, he attended Saint Patrick’s High School in Karachi and graduated from Forman Christian College in Lahore. He is a man who can play a significant role in the cultural modernization of Pakistan and perhaps even help open up Islam itself.

He is a man of extreme importance in the purposes of God and vital to the resolution of the crises of our times. I urge you, therefore, to stand before God in prayer for this man.

Francis Frangipane’s Ministry is conducting a survey asking if people will pray for President Musharraf. If you would like to tell them you will be praying, please visit their website to participate in their survey.

Francis Frangipane
Francis Frangipane Ministries
www.frangipane.org

Bilderbergers


I ran into this website that is about the Bilderberg Group.
In the realm of Conspiracy Theory the Bilderbergs are at the top of the pyramid hierarchy of conspiracies. I think they are considered even more powerful than the old Illuminati (or it may be the other way around).
 
Anyway ran into this website in which the guy claims to be an ex-member and has written a book about has old buddies. His mission in life is to track down where the next Bilderberg meeting will be held. These meetings occur on regular cycles and various cities of the world, but mostly in Europe. Here’s the article: 
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THE HUNT FOR SECRET GLOBAL MEETING IS ON

AFP’S JIM TUCKER BEGINS QUEST FOR BILDERBERG

By James P. Tucker Jr.

American Free Press is busily engaged in the annual ritual of hunting down the Bilderberg Group, which will hope to meet in secret this spring. When the last rock is turned over and their location and meeting times unearthed, AFP readers will be the first in America to know.

Some sources believe Bilderberg will meet near Innsbruck, Austria, as it did in 1988. Others think somewhere in North America, as Bilderberg has a number of times over the years. Adding weight to this theory is that it is North America’s “turn” to host Bilderberg.

Typically, the power elite meets in Europe for three years, then in North America. The last Bilderberg meeting on this side of the pond was in Chantilly, Va., in 2002.

Uncovering the secretive group of international financiers and political leaders is a difficult annual challenge. A year ago, the precise location and date in Germany were finally uncovered by journalist and AFP collaborator Danny Estulin of Spain. AFP Managing Editor Christopher J. Petherick had to call this sleuth in the middle of the night and tell him to “grab his other pair of socks” and head to Dulles Airport in northern Virginia.

In 2000, when yours truly was with the now defunct Spotlight, it was positively determined that Bilderberg would meet in the area of Brussels, Belgium, June 1-3. But the precise location was unclear.

I was standing at the Men’s Bar in the National Press Club, bag packed and waiting for the shuttle bus to Dulles, when the break came. An old friend who was involved in international commerce and who was personally acquainted with many Bilderberg luminaries, had, as usual, been helping in the search.

He called me with the precise location. I then called the news office and the front page of the newspaper was taken apart and put together again to reflect the breaking news.

This old Bilderberg hound is hoping we don’t have to cut it that close this year. But it gets tougher every year and I’m keeping a week’s supply of clean shirts on hand at all times.
[*The rest of the article is about James Tucker’s book, Jim Tucker’s Bidlerberg Diary. Go Here if you are interested.]

Judge Dismisses Case Disputing Jesus’ Existence


I have been following this one for some time. An atheist challenged the existence of Christ in the Italian Courts. He actually sued his childhood friend went in the direction of becoming a Priest. It is good to see something positive come about in liberal Europe relating to Christianity. I am hoping the absurdity of the Mohammedan Cartoon Crisis swayed this judge to throw out the case. It makes a statement for Christ even the judge made some legal mumbo jumbo to justify his ruling. One of the keen reasons to follow this is because of the Supreme Court beginning to use International law rulings as precedent in American rulings.
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Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 Posted: 6:14:15PM EST
By Jason Davis
The Christian Post

A judge in Italy rejected a suit brought forward by an atheist who had accused a Catholic priest of deceiving the public by saying that Jesus Christ existed.

Judge Gaetano Mautone, who issued the ruling in Viterbo, a town just north of Rome, also said in his decision that the plaintiff, 72-year-old Luigi Cascioli, should be investigated for possible slander, according to the Associated Press. Cascioli had claimed that by teaching about Jesus’ existence, the Rev. Fr. Enrico Righi, 76, had violated Roman laws prohibiting “abuse of popular belief” and “impersonation.”

Righi, who was a childhood schoolmate of Cascioli in a seminary, was “very satisfied and moved” by the outcome, according to Bruno Severo, Righi’s attorney.

“He is an old, small-town parish pries[t] (sic) who never would have thought he’d be in the spotlight for something like this,” Severo said, according to AP.

Righi, meanwhile, thanked God that the ordeal was over.

“I’m glad it has ended like this because imagine if it had gone on,” the priest told Reuters.

Cascioli sued Righi after the priest wrote in a parish bulletin that Jesus existed, that he was born to a couple named Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem, and that he lived in Nazareth. Righi had asserted that there was plenty of historical evidence to prove Jesus’ existence.

The abuse charge, according to Cascioli, was directed at the priest and by extension the Catholic Church for spreading falsehoods for 2000 years. The impersonation charge had to do with Cascioli’s belief that accounts of Jesus were based upon a Jewish revolutionary named John of Gamala.

Cascioli claimed in his complaint to the court that he didn’t want to inhibit the freedom of Christians to worship, but rather to “denounce the abuse that the Catholic Church commits by availing itself of its prestige in order to inculcate – as if being real and historical – facts that are really just inventions.”

When told by the judge that prosecutors should investigate Cascioli for possible slander, the atheist said that if he was tried for slander, prosecutors would have to prove that Jesus existed, according to Reuters.

“They don’t have any proof,” said Cascioli, who had previously stated that he did not expect his case to succeed in the mostly Roman Catholic nation of Italy.

“This is not surprising but it doesn’t mean it all ends here,” he said.

According AP, Cascioli is considering taking the case to the European Court of Human Rights.

“This is an important case and it deserves to go ahead,” he said.
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