Violence Continues as Pakistani Islamists Protest Christian Woman’s “Blasphemy” Acquittal


I am not surprised that Pakistan Muslims are so supremacist that they have reacted with such viciousness toward Asia Bibi due to the Pakistan Court overturning her conviction and I also expect Mullah egged-on violence against Pakistani Christians to follow (if indeed it may have already occurred and not yet reported by Western media).

 

If anyone has an update on Asia Bibi, such as a prison release date, health report, asylum in a nation outside of Pakistan, etc.; please email me at john.houk@gmail.com or those of you who know my private email – you can data there.

 

Below is an IPT report I found on the Asia Bibi situation.

 

JRH 11/2/18

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Violence Continues as Pakistani Islamists Protest Christian Woman’s “Blasphemy” Acquittal

 

By IPT News

Nov 2, 2018 at 9:15 am

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Thousands of Islamist demonstrators in Pakistan continue to violently protest the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who was falsely accused of blasphemy and spent the last eight years on death row.

 

Protesters clashed with police, burned cars and disrupted traffic, blocking ambulances. Schools across Pakistan have been closed and a major zone in Islamabad is sealed off.

 

Asia Bibi was charged in 2009 with insulting Islam’s prophet Muhammad after drinking from a cup of water before allowing fellow Muslim farm laborers drink first. After being beaten in her home, Bibi’s accusers say that she confessed to blasphemy. She was sentenced to death in 2010.

 

On Wednesday, Pakistan’s Supreme Court overturned her sentence. For that, the Supreme Court judges “deserve to be killed,” said Muhammad Afzal Qadri, leader of the extremist Islamist Tehreek-i-Labaik party. But Bibi has not been released from prison, as negotiations for her safety broke down between the government and Islamists.

 

“Which government can function like this, blackmailed by protests?” asked Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, accusing the Islamists for “inciting [people] for their own political gain.”

 

Radical religious groups, including a charity founded by UN-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed, vowed to join the protests today.

 

Public support for blasphemy laws in Pakistan remains high, driving a wedge between the ruling party and extreme Islamists stoking protests. And that sentiment is not limited to South Asia.

 

A Maryland mosque last year praised the terrorist who killed a former Pakistani governor critical of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. Salman Taseer was targeted by radical Islamists after he defended Bibi. In 2011, his bodyguard Mumtaz Qadri shot and killed him.

 

American Islamist groups said nothing about Taseer’s killing.

 

After Qadri was executed for the killing in 2016, the Gulzar E Madina mosque hosted a celebration in his memory, “attended by dozens of people including young children and teenagers.”

 

Radical Islamists in Pakistan, whether organized terrorist groups or mobs of people, often take matters into their hands.

 

In April 2017, a violent mob beat to death a university student who faced a blasphemy accusation that investigators later deemed false.

 

Sunni terrorist groups connected to extremist Pakistani organizations last year targeted minorities in several deadly attacks including Ahmadi Muslims, the Shi’a Hazara community, and Christians.

 

In December, for example, Islamic State terrorists killed nine civilians in a targeted attack involving a suicide bomber against a Methodist church in Quetta.

 

Pakistan has charged about 1,000 people with blasphemy since 1987, and convictions can carry the death penalty. These laws especially target members of Pakistan’s minority communities. But the law can be also applied to anyone that is seen as a threat to the government.

 

According to the US State Department’s International Religious Freedom Report for 2017, civil society organizations “reported lower courts often failed to adhere to basic evidentiary standards in blasphemy cases.”

 

Asia Bibi’s acquittal highlights the plight of all religious minorities in Pakistan and the destructive power of radical Islamists across the country.

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One Week in Sweden


An Intro to ‘One Week in Sweden

John R. Houk, Editor

Essay by Fjordman

Posted on November 21, 2017

 

I try to keep tabs on one of my favorite essayists Fjordman. Fjordman doesn’t get a lot of play in the USA I am guessing because he is from Norway/EU and is often denounced in Europe as being a Right-Wing Islamophobe. An accusation that can get you thrown in jail by European Leftist Multicultural government elites under crazy hate-speech laws.

 

In case you haven’t read Fjordman essays very often, you should be aware that Fjordman is a pseudonymous pen name that he used for years to protect his anonymity. Anonymity was important because of the crazy Muslim Supremacists dominating European violence who enjoy killing non-Muslims for criticizing Islam.

 

Pretty much everyone who knows about Fjordman today knows his real name of Peder Jensen. He was exposed because the loony Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik leaned on twisted interpretation of Fjordman’s essays trying to inspire cultural violence against Muslims by killing Norwegian youths. Since Breivik seemed to base most of his twisted thoughts on Fjordman (other notable Counterjihadists were in his manifesto) essays, the Norwegian police arrested Fjordman as if he was some kind of Breivik co-conspirator. Although completely exonerated, Fjordman’s legal name became public knowledge – exposing him to crazy Muslims.

 

This happened to Fjordman circa 2011. Fortunately he is still writing essays. The essay you are about to read demonstrates the correlation between Muslim refugees/immigrants in Sweden erupting in huge pockets of violence against Swedish non-Muslims. This is important to Americans, because the Dem Party wants to continue bringing in Muslims who do not have any inclination of assimilating into American culture of Religious Liberty and the Liberty guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

 

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One Week in Sweden

 

By Fjordman

November 12, 2017 4:30 am

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  • In Sweden, car-burnings are not major news anymore; they have become a part of daily life. Cars are torched in Swedish towns on a regular basis.

 

  • Between January and September 2017, Sweden experienced 6000 car-burnings. That equals roughly 22 car fires per day. Schools and other buildings are sometimes targeted by arsonists as well.

 

  • Meanwhile, a report claims that Swedish students and other citizens have been pushed to the back of the public-housing queue. The authorities thus sometimes prioritize recently-arrived asylum seekers and immigrants over the country’s native population.

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If you search for crime, you can find it in any society. Sadly, in Sweden today, you do not have to search very hard. A casual look at newspapers on any random day will be filled with stories about armed robberies, sexual assaults, rapes, public gang shootings and perhaps explosives in restaurants. This crime wave is no longer merely confined to the major cities. Many smaller towns and some rural communities are now affected as well.

 

In some Swedish municipalities, harassment and violent threats have become major issues even at public libraries. In the town of Trelleborg, in the autumn of 2017, a gang of 30-50 youths effectively occupied the local library. One mother, who asked that her name not be used, explained that she is now scared to visit the library with her children. The last time she went, visitors were harassed by a loud, aggressive youth gang. When a guard asked the gang-members to leave, they surrounded him. The local police say that they are aware of this problem, but that they do not have sufficient staff to patrol the library every day.

 

In October 2017, an 81-year-old Swedish woman in the town of Mölndal was harassed and threatened by some youths while walking her dog. A few boys around the age of 12 walked in front of her and blew cigarette smoke in her face; one of them threatened to attack her dog and her. Then he spat her in her face. The woman now says that she is afraid to go out. The local police confirm that elderly people are harassed in similar ways. In a separate incident, some youths stole a loaf of bread from another woman in her 80s.

 

On the evening of October 29, 2017, a car was torched in the Muslim-dominated district of Rosengård in Malmö. On October 30, another car was torched in the same area. The local daily Sydsvenskan mentioned these incidents with just a couple of sentences. Why? Because car-burnings have become a part of daily life. They are not major news anymore. Cars are torched in Swedish towns on a regular basis.

 

Between January and September 2017, Sweden experienced 6000 car-burnings. That equals roughly 22 car-burnings per day. (Insurance companies estimate that about half of these incidents are attempts at insurance fraud.) Schools and other buildings have been targeted by arsonists, as well.

 

Cars burn in the Stockholm suburb of Husby during a riot on May 20, 2013. (Image source: Telefonkiosk/Wikimedia Commons)

 

The police in parts of Sweden have also experienced, in recent years, a rising number of violent attacks. Police vehicles and stations have been targeted; sometimes even policemen in the privacy of their homes.

 

On October 29, 2017, a stone was thrown through the front door of the police station in the small town of Kinna. A police station in Dalbo, Växjö had several windows smashed with stones and was shot at with fireworks. The local police chief commented that the police earlier experienced vandalism against their cars, too. A police station at Vännäs in northern Sweden was hit by a rock a day earlier.

 

On October 29, a police patrol in the town of Linköping was ambushed by people throwing rocks at them. One policeman was injured, struck in the face by a stone.

 

On October 18, a police station in the southern city of Helsingborg was hit by an explosion. No one was injured, but a large part of the building, as well as the windows on the building opposite, were damaged by the blast. “This is very serious. An attack on the police is not just an attack against society, but on everyone’s safety,” said Sweden’s National Police Commissioner, Dan Eliasson.

 

On October 28, in the middle of the night, someone fired roughly 20 bullets into the private home of a police officer in Västerås. The policeman and his family were asleep at the time. The shots went straight through the house and into the neighbor’s house. According to the regional police chief Carin Götblad, only luck prevented anyone from being hit.

 

Despite many such incidents, Johanna Skinnari, a researcher at the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, claims that it is not possible to determine whether or not attacks on the police are becoming more common. She did add, however, that “ordinary threats and harassment” are on the rise. Her research, she explained, found that these attacks tend to reinforce the “intimidation capital” of the perpetrators, “to show they’re tough and not afraid of the police.”

 

A Swedish policewoman described how criminals have published photographs of her, her husband and her 2-year-old son, whom they threatened to murder. She said that similar stories about police officers in Sweden are now common. Some policemen have begun checking for bombs under their cars before starting them. As one violent criminal told the Swedish police: “You are no longer hunting us. We are hunting you. We will hunt you and your families.”

 

Swedes pay some of the world’s highest taxes. Despite this burden, parts of the country suffer from a chronic lack of police resources. Many crimes go unsolved. Witnesses are sometimes afraid of talking to the police. At other times, the police lack the capacity to investigate even serious crimes such as murder or rape.

 

Being a policeman is not an attractive job in Sweden today. The risks are high; the salary is low. The majority of Swedish police officers — an alarming 58% — are considering finding a different profession.

 

The police warn that foreign criminals view Sweden as a most attractive country. If you steal something, the chances of being caught are almost zero. If you should be sentenced for a crime, you might spend only a short time in a comfortable prison. A lot of weapons are illegally circulating among criminal gangs, from pistols to hand grenades.

 

A journalist, Ivar Arpi, commented that parts of the country are no longer under the control of the state. At many train stations, libraries and hospitals, threatening and harassing the staff have become a daily routine. In troubled areas, shops are forced to close: thanks to rampant crime, they can no longer buy insurance. Throwing stones at the police or rescue service personnel is now “normal.” The use of hand grenades in attacks in Sweden is now comparable to regions of Mexico in which drug cartels operate.

 

The Gothenburg regional daily Göteborgs-Posten argues that a “low-intensity war” is currently being waged against the Swedish police. This situation exists, the newspaper notes, although the Swedish economy is still strong. What happens to these tensions if the economy suffers a downturn?

 

PO Hellqvist, who has worked for 30 years at the Swedish Security Service (Säpo), sounded an alarm on a “power struggle” between Swedish authorities and criminal gangs in certain areas. He says he is concerned about the growth of parallel societies, complete with their own “morality police,” partly cut off from, and often hostile to, the rest of society. Such communities have historically been a breeding ground for terrorism. Hellqvist adds he is even more worried about people who become radicalized locally than about ISIS jihadists returning from the Middle East. The local radicals, he notes, are more numerous.

 

Three employees of Sweden’s public broadcasting station SVT were convicted of human trafficking after they smuggled a Syrian migrant into Sweden in 2014. They will not, however, lose their jobs because of this. At the same time, another Syrian Muslim migrant was being arrested in Germany; he is suspected of plotting a mass-murder terrorist attack.

 

Kjell-Olof Feldt, who served as a powerful Minister of Finance during most of the 1980s, was widely respected as an honest and competent minister (even though some of his fellow Social Democrats thought his economic policies too “right-wing”). In October 2017, the now-retired Feldt gave an interview to a Swedish newspaper in which he expressed concerns about the future of his own party, as well as about the future of Sweden. Feldt says that the way the established political parties have handled immigration has weakened trust in politicians. He described the current immigration policies in Sweden as a “ticking bomb“. When asked what politicians can do to solve these problems, Feldt replied: “I do not know. I think hardly anyone knows.” Current political leaders, in his view, are simply trying to keep a lid on the situation and stifle debate.

 

Meanwhile, a report claims that Swedish students and other citizens have been pushed to the back of the public-housing queue. Municipalities across Sweden suffer from a housing shortage. The authorities, it seems, have sometimes been prioritizing recently-arrived asylum seekers and immigrants over the country’s native population. The Swedish government is looking to house 100,000 more immigrants in 2018.

 

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Fjordman, a Norwegian historian, is an expert on Europe, Islam and multiculturalism.

 

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Unfooled Grassroots Movements will Save America


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John R. Houk

© February 2, 2015

 

A movement that began in Germany is beginning to spread across Europe. That movement reflects a grassroots mentality of becoming fed-up with Muslims practicing Sharia and of a significant amount of Muslims following the literal exhortations of Islamic holy writings in the Quran, Hadith and Sira. The movement acquired the acronym PEGIDA in its German nation of origin. The English translation for this acronym is “Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West”.

 

This PEGIDA movement in Europe is widely condemned as Right Wing racism against Muslims by Europe’s ruling elites. The ruling elite is devoted to multiculturalism hence they stick to the opinion that Muslim violence exacted in the name of Allah and Mohammed is not Islam. The reality is though, if you ignore all the Islamic denials, and actually read the Quran, Hadith, Sira and other respected Islamic treatises such as the Reliance of the Traveller (yup the two “Ls” are correct in this case) you discover Islam – unlike most religions – actually calls for violence as an act of submission to Islam and Allah.

 

In recent days the grassroots PEGIDA movement has ran into some difficulties that even true Conservatives have to wag their heads. That difficulty relates to its German founder Lutz Bachmann dressing up as Adolf Hitler and then taking a selfie. Hitler and Nazi junk is illegal in Germany not to mention Jews do not find any humor – if that was Bachmann’s intent – in Hitler portrayals. Indeed European nations have hate-crime laws that our American Constitution would render as a ridiculous infringement of Free Speech. I understand that Bachmann is currently being investigated for breaking a hate-crime law in Germany. The consequence – Bachmann resigned as the leader of PEGIDA which has followed by a host of German PEGIDA leaders also resigning.

 

I am guessing that there are some extremist elements that have violent racist views that have migrated into the PEGIDA movement. I understand that pseudo-Nazi creeps in Germany and European Nazi-sympathizers are making a stealth comeback. My opinion is that the obvious rise of virulent antisemitism is evidence of a resurgence of Nazi/Fascist sentiments but one could also add Muslims subscribing to the commands of Islamic holy writings has made additional antisemitism more noticeable.

 

Europe’s Left-leaning multicultural political elites is quick and correct to condemn the rise of Nazi/Fascist racism yet those same elite are idiotic to look at Muslim violence against Free Speech, against exposing the real Islam and against Jews as if that Muslim violence has nothing to do with Islam. That is simply cultural suicide.

 

Yedioth (or Yediot) Ahronoth (or Ahronot) may be one of the most read of Israel’s news media if not the most read. As an American I prefer to call that media outlet by its internet url “Ynet”. That’s on the old American pronunciation. From what I have read Ynet is centrist on Israel’s political scale with some agendas on the Right and some on the Left. Where I discerned this assessment at 972Mag.com that points out Ynet is tends to lean to the Right on security and military issues but is apparently anti-Netanyahu.

 

I give you this assessment because I ran into an insightful Ynet interview with a PEGIDA spokesman relating to the movement and PEGIDA’s critics. I need you to see this interview then afterwards I will some thoughts on PEGIDA and the need for such a grassroots movement to explode in America before a Muslim violence issue becomes as warped in America as it is in Europe.

 

In exclusive Ynetnews interview, spokesperson of anti-Islamization grassroots initiative addresses Jewish world’s concerns about the movement, says ‘we want Jews and Israelis to feel safe in Europe.’

 

BERLIN – Christian Mayerhoff, a spokesperson for PEGIDA, the grassroots initiative which started in Dresden, Germany in autumn of 2014 and now coordinates anti-Islamist protests in 10 European countries, sat down for an exclusive interview with Ynetnews in Berlin this week in a bid to address the Jewish world’s concerns about his movement.

 

Mr. Mayerhoff, Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Germans in her New Year’s televised address that people at PEGIDA protests are filled with “hatred” in their hearts. What is your reaction to this statement?

 

“We think Frau Merkel wants the world to believe she hold the high moral ground. But this is not true. Her government sells weapons to dictators in the Middle East, such as tanks to Saudi Arabia. Her government closes an eye to the infiltration of German mosques and German cities with Islamist preachers and Islamist propaganda material. What is happening today is totally unacceptable.”

 

PEGIDA claims that Germany and Europe are threatened by Islamization. What do you mean by this?

 

“We mean that there are in many European countries rapidly growing Muslim parallel societies. This is in itself not bad. What is negative and dangerous is that these communities contribute disproportionately to social problems such as vandalism, unemployment, crime and terrorism.

 

“Before we allow these communities to grow further, we should make their members are integrated into mainstream society just like immigrant communities of Eastern Europeans, East Asians and South Americans.”

 

Fears of Islamist activities in Europe were heightened by the latest terror attacks in Paris. Has the response of the German authorities satisfied you?

 

“No it hasn’t. De Maizière, our interior minister, came out saying that these attacks have nothing to do with Islam. This makes him lose all credibility. It’s like saying that Nazism had nothing to do with Germany.”

 

But PEGIDA has been labeled a pro-Nazi, xenophobic and racist movement by mainstream German media. Even Josef Schuster, president of the Central Committee of Jews in Germany, stated that you are pyromaniacs.

 

“We are no Nazis. Personally I was active in left-wing human rights movements in my youth during the early 1990s. After 9/11 I started learning about Islam and Islamism and this changed my opinion about multiculturalism and political correctness. In PEGIDA there are leftists, centrists and conservatives. In the city of Kassel our committee includes a Croatian, a Jew and a secularized Muslim…

 

“But personally, I sympathize with Mr. Schuster. In Germany and Europe, Jews are nowadays harassed and attacked for no reason. If the leaders of Jewish communities said something fair about PEGIDA, it would be used as a pretext by Islamists to escalate their anti-Semitic campaigns.”

 

What anti-Semitic campaigns are you talking about?

 

“Sociologists and pollsters who monitor Muslim communities in Europe regularly reveal that anti-Semitism is rampant, especially among young religious Muslims. In mosque sermons preaching against Jews is a Friday pastime.

 

“For example, last summer in Berlin, Sheikh Abu Bilal Ismail openly called for Jews to be exterminated. He was not incarcerated. This indulgence is suicidal.”

 

Yet Germany’s intellectuals also attack PEGIDA and repeatedly sign public statements to repudiate your agenda. Doesn’t this generalized hostility concern you?

 

“Writers and artists love to sign appeals. They should sign more appeals against ISIS and Boko Haram instead of being obsessed about PEGIDA. They attack us and do not bother to read our demands. Readers should visit us on Facebook and decide for themselves if we are more dangerous than the Islamists in Europe.”

 

But what are your demands concretely?

 

“We support a better treatment of real asylum seekers and the repatriation of fake asylum seekers. We call for a more selective immigration policy in Germany and the European Union along the lines of what works well in Canada, Switzerland and Australia. We demand zero tolerance against religious extremism and against all calls to murder in the name of God.”

 

But don’t you think you are targeting Islam and ignoring the dangers of Christian and Jewish fundamentalism?

 

“All religions should respect the law in Europe. We do not see Europe priests or rabbis calling for believers of other faiths to be murdered.”

 

But all Muslim religious leaders and community leaders in Europe condemned the terror attacks in Paris.

 

“That is not enough. Muslim leaders must stop tolerating imams in their midst who preach violent jihad. We don’t care if it’s jihad in Europe, jihad in Syria or jihad in Palestine. To condemn killing in the name of God must be a basic value.”

 

But who is PEGIDA to demand that Muslims teach a 1,400-year old religion in a way that suits your political agenda?

 

“I am not a Muslim and PEGIDA cannot tell Muslim how to read the Quran. As Europeans we do have the right to demand that all religions in our continent respect the law. To teach that it is good to kill in the name of God is unacceptable and must be seriously punished.”

 

Does PEGIDA have a message for Muslims?

 

“Europe is a generous host. Muslims who respect our laws and ethical values are welcome. Muslims who hate Western values and support violent jihad should not come here. Muslims who are against Islamism are of course welcome at PEGIDA.”

 

Do you have a message for Jews?

 

“We want Jews and Israelis to feel safe in Europe. We want you to be able to show your faith on Europe’s streets openly. We must stand united against Islamism and jihadism.”

 

How does it feel to speak on behalf of the most despised political movement in Germany?

 

“It is very frustrating. The demonization of PEGIDA is evidence that the elites in Germany are completely out of touch with reality.” (PEGIDA spokesman: We are no Nazis; Moritz Josef Schulman; Ynetnews.com; 1/24/15 09:37)

 

So it seems you have a choice. Do you believe European (or more specifically in this case – German) ruling political elites or do you believe the grassroots motivation for protesting against counter-culture Islamization in Europe? You can probably guess I’ll lean with PEGIDA motivation.

 

PEGIDA denies:

 

o   Nazism

 

o   Antisemitism

 

o   AND even any hatred of Muslims

 

There is a qualifier though with Muslims. That qualifier is simple. If Muslims refuse to assimilate into the acceptance of a host nation’s rule of law than those Muslims should not be allowed to immigrate to a Western nation or if that Muslim already lives in a Western nation and agitates for counter-culture Islamic Sharia Law to trump the rule of law they should be deported as a non-citizen or if such a literalist Quranic Muslim is a citizen by naturalizing or birth they should be invited to leave to a culture more acceptable to their Islamic beliefs.

                                     

America’s Tea Party Movement has ran into the same Left Wing vilification in attempts to brainwash Americans that the Tea Party are a bunch of Right Wing and racist-hatred-filled thugs that undermine America’s tolerance and Constitution.

 

Of course that is a load of Leftist propaganda. Is it possible that extremist Right Wing racist have hooked up with the Tea Party? Of course it is. Is this representative of the mainstay of the grassroots activists of the Tea Party Movement? That’s a big negative good buddy.

 

Of course the Left Leaning American Mainstream Media has been reluctant to tell Americans that extremist Leftist elements have either infiltrated or have attended Tea Party rallies to agitate or engage in false reporting to tell Americans the propaganda lies.

 

Then there is the Mainstream romanticized Leftist Occupy Wall Street Movement. In the Occupy Wall Street most active days there are a host of headlines of Occupiers being arrested for violence, murder, rape and terrorism. The numbers are in the high hundreds to the low thousands. You can check out the numerous Occupy headlines and included summaries at NRO.

 

Then there are the Ferguson riots in which Democrats and Black Activist race-baiters were practically calling for the lynching of Officer Darren Wilson – a Caucasian – for shooting to death 18 year old Michael Brown – a Black Man. Again the Left lean Mainstream Media without knowing the facts painted Officer Wilson as a Black-hating racist that used unnecessary force to shoot a poor unarmed Black teenager.

 

After a Grand Jury and even Holder’s DOJ investigation cleared Wilson the agitators STILL wanted Officer Wilson’s head metaphorically.

 

Between the incidents in which a gigantic male of the age of majority roughed up a store clerk for some cigs then proceeding to walk belligerently down the middle of the street which caught Officer Wilson’s attention an arrest was attempted. Brown resisted arrest violently smacking Officer Wilson in the face and attempting to unholster Wilson’s weapon. In the scuffle Wilson managed to prevent Brown from obtaining his weapon. Brown then began to flee. Wilson told Brown to stop. Rather than surrender, Brown charged Wilson like a rabid Rhino which resulted in Wilson discharging several shots at Brown. It is my perception that Wilson took a head shot when the previous body shots failed to stop the charge. It is an absolute myth that Brown got on his knees with his back to Wilson with his hands raised in surrender. THAT NEVER HAPPENED!

 

Not willing to wait for the truth, race baiters agitated. And the good citizens of Ferguson went on looting rampages engaging in property damage and theft from Ferguson stores.

 

Dear God in Heaven contrast these typical Leftist inspired protests with the goings on with Tea Party Movement rallies. Left = Violent Rage. Conservative Right Tea Party = Peaceful yet displeased Patriotism.

 

Going Back to PEGIDA

 

The United States of America needs a Tea Party style PEGIDA Movement to demonstrate American displeasure with culture-failing-to-assimilate immigrants – Muslims and Latin Americans – making America their home. This is especially the case with Muslims that are pre-disposed to Sharia-literal-Quran wielding immigrants who would rather agitate the downfall of Constitutional America than assimilate to the E Pluribus Unum melting pot that has made America one culture rather than a disunited diverse multiple cultures.

 

Abraham Lincoln’s House Divided Speech did not win him his Senate run against Stephen Douglas; however the speech made Lincoln’s name go viral in however that happened in 1858 and thrust him to be the first Republican President in the 1860 election.

 

Lincoln’s House Divided Speech context was a nation divided between a no-slave North and a slave South will not survive. Either nation will become one or the other but both cannot coincide together. That was wisdom that kept are nation morally united rather than immorally united in slavery.

 

The Left Wing Multiculturalist paradigm cannot coincide with an America united by the Founding Fathers document we call the Constitution. Either Multiculturalism will fracture America’s Union into various nations only united in their region or the Constitution will be fought for to our Union the United States of America. Multicultural fracturing will turn a once strong America where immigrant dreams had hope, into diverse multiple independent States trying to preserve the heritage of their region. The ONLY way this Union remains these United States is the best Constitution the rule of law has experienced in history.

 

House Divide Speech

 

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Convention.

 

If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.

 

We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy was initiated, with the avowed object, and confident promise, of putting an end to slavery agitation.

 

Under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only, not ceased, but has constantly augmented.

 

In my opinion, it will not cease, until a crisis shall have been reached, and passed.

 

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

 

I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free.

 

I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided.

 

It will become all one thing or all the other.

 

Either the opponents of slavery, will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as newNorth as well as South.

 

(House Divided Speech; Abraham Lincoln; June 16, 1858; AbrahamLincolnOnline.org)

 

A grassroots PEGIDA Movement is as needed in the USA to preserve the American Union under the U.S. Constitution as is the Tea Party Movement needed to remind Americans that this nation’s Founding principles are on taxation ONLY with representation and Less Government rather than a nearing autocratic huge government the Democrats and American Leftists are leading toward.

 

JRH 2/2/15

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Sangla Hill – blasphemy accused family still suffers from dire consequences


Tareeza Yousaf speaking with Shamim Masih

Tareeza Yousaf speaking to Shamim Masih

 
I offer my condolences to Shamim Masih for his Father’s homegoing to Jesus Christ the Son of God and Savior.
 
Life is a precarious thing for Christians in Pakistan. Muslims use Pakistan’s Blasphemy Law as a pretext to execute their Islamic Supremacist prejudice against Christians. Most of the time the Blasphemy Law accusations are a falsehood tool used as vengeance or a pretext to steal property and what few valuables Christians might actually possess in a nation in which their existence at best is as a second class citizen unworthy of the rule of law as a Muslim views. Read below to see what I mean.
 
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Sangla Hill blasphemy accused family still suffers from dire consequences
 
By Shamim Masih
Sent: 1/7/2015 11:17 PM
 
ISLAMABAD: My father passed peacefully, with all his children around him, adored by not just all of them, but their children as well, and even a few of their children’s children. A Brain Hemorrhage caused his death on January 01, 2015. After the funeral and memorial service, while sitting among relatives, Tareeza Yousaf – wife to Yousaf Masih (blasphemy accused in Sangla Hill incident) – told me that she and her family are still facing death threats and dire consequences around ten years after [Link] the incident.
 
In November 2005, Roman Catholic, Salvation Army, United Presbyterian Churches, a convent, a missionary school, a girls’ hostel and a pastor’s house were attacked at Sangla Hill. The attack was over the allegation of a violation of [Pakistan’s] blasphemy laws by a Christian, Yousaf Masih. None of the perpetrators of the attacks has ever been punished ever since [the attack], while a judicial inquiry into the incident remains either incomplete or unpublished. But his family still suffers from dire consequences after the death of Yousaf Masih in 2008. She said her husband had been implicated in a false blasphemy case [and was] beaten severely causing his death after his release [from jail]. Her son has been assaulted twice, while his brother was threatened while he was on the way back home after his classes, she added.
 
Around 500 Christian families living in Sangla Hill left the town the night before the attacks of November 12, 2005. The widow of Yousaf Masih said that she noticed the increasing vitriol against Christians being spouted from mosque loudspeakers after a her husband Yousaf Masih was falsely accused of burning copies of Quran, and had fled before the riots to save their lives. All Christian families that had fled Sangla Hill had been unable to return because they feared they would be attacked and the police would not protect them. Some families after the riots reached an agreement with locals they could return to their homes, in exchange for dropping the charges against the accused. Later a blasphemy case against Yousaf Masih was also dropped as part of the agreement.
 
Since then she is living in a hidden place with her children under constant threat of her children’s lives. And nobody has been helping her out in daily routine life. She could hardly manage her living [expenses]. Since her husband remained in prison, Peter Jacob, ex-executive director of the Catholic Church in Pakistan’s National Commission for Justice and Peace had helped her to some extent. He reportedly got her family’s passports but didn’t manage their applications. Cecil S Chaudhry present director is not aware of this case, when I asked him to know his stance. He promised to call me back but he didn’t. It’s really horrible that people like this are not taking serious steps to protect the life of [Christian] victims. This is a country where Salman Taseer was murdered by his security guard for demanding reforms in the blasphemy law and civil society can be attacked while commemorating the candle vigil after few years of his death. This is a country where Ayub Qaiser, blasphemy accused can be arrested after three years of living in hiding places. A place where Ryan Santan’s family is forced to live in hiding places while he has reportedly married to a Sri Lankan girl and looking for asylum abroad. Pakistan is place of Islamists, where hundreds of the houses of the Christians can be burnt like at Sangla Hill, Shanti Nagar, Gojra and Joseph Colony, Lahore. And a Christian couple is burnt alive without any solid evidence [of breaking the Blasphemy Law] [nor any] judicial procedure.
   
This type of gory incident has surly rattled over 20 million followers of Christ Jesus in Pakistan and nearly 2.2 billion Christians living across the globe. But this is not a place where people can raise a voice against terrorism and against threats to their values, free speech and the rule of law. Democracy is seen in papers only and insecurity is seen all around.
 
Be Blessed,
Shamim Masih
 
Diplomatic Correspondent, Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, UN, F & S, MOST, CADD & Human Rights Activist
 
Daily Khabrian – in Urdu (PakBiz.com description – in English) & Channel – 5 (A project of Khabrian Group of papers)
 
For Americans especially, I have discovered the best way to donate to Shamim Masih is via Western Union sending this LINK to a Western Union agent in Islamabad. Include Shamim’s phone – +92-300-642-4560
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The Threat of Islam


Hear No, See No, Speak No -- Islam

I went to check out a blog billing itself as marthavanderpol. Now I am guessing the blog’s owner is Martha Vanderpol. I checked out her blog because I received notification she is following my NCCR blog on WordPress.

 

Upon checking out Martha’s blog out I read her 1/1/15 post. Now Martha identifies herself as British. I am an American. Martha’s post can be summarized as this: Muslims in Europe blatantly get away with hate-speech and murder in the name of the Leftist ideology multicultural diversity. AND YET when Europeans get upset with Muslims demanding Sharia exceptions to a nation’s rule of law or culture, expose the violent nature inherent in Islamic considered holy writings and/or demand respect for their Christian oriented faith vis-à-vis Islamic counterculture incursions; those Europeans are harangued as bigots and too often prosecuted for hate-speech.

 

Martha effectively lays out a description of what is going on in Europe to the favor of Muslims and to the detriment of Europeans. AND the reason this is important to an American reader is because America’s current Leftist-in-Chief has set the stage for the same European problem to explode exponentially in the USA.

 

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The Threat of Islam

 

By Martha Vanderpol

January 1, 2015 8:29 pm

marthavanderpol

 

Happy New Year. Well, it is unless you’re in Nigeria, where three separate Islamist bombings have killed 7. We’re used to celebrations such as Christmas, New Year or commemorations for 9/11 being met with violence from Islamic terrorists now. It’s almost like wondering if it will snow on Christmas day – ‘Will there be a bombing?’ or rather ‘Where will the bombing be’ is uppermost in our minds as we go about our business in crowded shopping centres or transport hubs. In France, 55,000 police patrolled the streets in the last 24 hours to prevent a re-run of the Christmas Car-Jihad attacks.

 

All over the world, the message is – if you are not living in a Sharia state, you are fare game – whether you are a Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Atheist or whatever. Child or adult, man or woman – you are a potential target to people whose aims are simple – to spread fear and destruction among non-believers. The Western way of life is a target, modern education is ‘Haram’ and human rights are not enough a hurdle for people seized with such fervent hatred that only their way is possible. Any atrocity committed in the name of the Koran is acceptable.

 

The threat posed by Islam is that in any nation of the world where there are Muslims, there is a chance of their becoming radicalised and wanting to create a Sharia state. Our leaders keep stating that extremism is not based on ‘Real’ Islam – yet terrorists and preachers of hate state the very opposite – that to be a good Muslim the faithful must reject the Law of non-believers and create a Muslim land.

 

The Middle East Forum has a well-researched article on the presence of violence in the three Abrahamic faiths. “Famous Muslim scholar Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) admired in the West for his “progressive” insights, … puts to rest the notion that jihad is defensive warfare:

 

In the Muslim community, the holy war [jihad] is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and the obligation to convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force … The other religious groups did not have a universal mission, and the holy war was not a religious duty for them, save only for purposes of defense … They are merely required to establish their religion among their own people. That is why the Israelites after Moses and Joshua remained unconcerned with royal authority [e.g., a caliphate]. Their only concern was to establish their religion [not spread it to the nations] … But Islam is under obligation to gain power over other nations.[10]

 

There is certainly violence both in the holy books of, and histories of, other religions. But it is clear that currently, we in the West are not at threat from extremist Buddhists, Catholics, Hindus or Yazidis. Islam has however been the source of now countless attacks upon our people and way of life in growing proportion since the 1980s. The list sadly grows daily with attacks on innocents in Africa and the Middle East making up the bulk in terms of number, but with massive attacks such as 9/11 and smaller attacks continuing in Europe and America too. Experience of Hamas terror in Israel has started a spate of ‘Car Jihad’ attacks in the West – where the use of bombs has been seen as too cumbersome and unpredictable, Islamists simply plow down pedestrians in the name of Jihad. Killing members of our armed forces is also a popular method for Jihadis wanting to aid the process of Islamification and terror in the West with the horrific murders of Fusilier Lee Rigby in London and of Corporal Nathan Cirillo in Ottawa, Canada.

 

The list of terror attacks upon people world-wide is huge and growing daily and the threat has been present for decades. Yet our governments do no more than try to prevent them through anti-radicalisation programmes and intelligence which is successful only until so-called ‘Lone Wolf’ attacks are introduced to the mix. The new Hamas-style car-Jihad and simple stabbings by Jihadis is a simple and chilling reminder that the threat is evolving, and not confined to organised groups such as Al-Quaeda any longer. Converts to Islam can be just as dangerous as individuals with long family histories of Islam. It is Islam which contains the seeds of extremist Ideology in the same way as Communism and Nazism did. Those doctrines have been defeated – but it was not by tolerance and acceptance that we defeated them but by fighting against their logic and armies.

 

I see the threat as similarly complex as that posed by Nazi ideology prior to 1938, where the ideas of racial purity and dominance were attractive to countless individuals and groups not just within Germany. The ideas of Islam are just as attractive to some, and just as much of a threat to us now. However it is precisely the memory of WWII and specifically of the Holocaust which I believe stops us from acting against the very real and present threat posed to our freedoms and way of life by Islamism.

 

There is a confused understanding of the current increase in Islamophobia as akin to racism, which might in turn lead to a second Holocaust, but with Muslims as the victims. Angela Merkel has begged Germans not to attend anti-Islamic protests, whilst 1 in 8 Germans say they would attend them. This is clearly a frightening sight – the image of thousands of Germans, flag aloft, shouting of hatred. It is reminiscent of Hitler’s burgeoning support in the 1930s.

 

Yet the discourse is completely wrong-headed.  It is not we who oppose Islam who are the potential Nazis – it is rather the growing anti-Western feeling within the ranks of Muslims world-wide which has all the hallmarks of Nazi ideology. Islam hates non-believers and any Law except for Islamic Law. It is we who are at risk of a Holocaust – all of us who are not ourselves radical Muslims. The rise of the ‘Islamic State’ of ISIS is one horrifying vision of what might happen – and the fact that hundreds of our Western bred Muslims are travelling to join them is another. The large anti-Israel protests in the West this Summer were led by some pretty nasty Islamists who added their Islamist flags to Palestinian ones. Hatred of Israel is far more loudly heard than hatred of Isis. And our government’s kow-tow to this confused thought in the mistaken belief that they need to be tolerant to prevent an outbreak of anti-Islamic persecution – when it is their own people who are being persecuted increasingly by Islam.

 

Meanwhile there has been growing anti-semitism in the West – with cemeteries desecrated and Swastikas appearing on Jewish property once again. There are numerous opponents of Israel who are not Muslim – but Jihadi flags have started to appear at anti-Israel protests, and Islamic fervour has been fanned by the problem of Israel and Palestine.

 

The evidence across the world from Boko Haram in Nigeria to Mumbai to Parliament Hill Ottawa is that it is Islamic ideology which is leading to atrocities – not Hebrew or Christian fervour. Israel is used as an excuse, and pornography has been used as an excuse for radicalisation – but there is no excuse – we in the West treat Muslims with decency and respect, and accord them their Human Rights just as with any other religious people. Yet they are using these freedoms and rights against us. There is evidence that radicalisation happens not just online, but also in Mosques. Radical preachers openly preach hate and violence. Yet our governments let it be. In the UK state schools have been turned into little enclaves of Islam, and entire neigbourhoods are effectively no-go areas to non-Muslims. Yet we let it go. Pakistani Muslims have been abusing under-age girls in the Midlands for years, yet the Police was too afraid of ‘cultural sensitivities’ to act upon numerous allegations and let it happen for years.

 

It is time that we understood – by acting against Islam and Islamification, against Sharia and FGM, against lack of integration and radicalisation – we are not the new Nazis – we are the Jews standing up for our very existence against the next Holocaust. The only purpose of Islam is to reduce the entire world to its regressive and oppressive doctrines. We see it in action in Iran where men are hung for being gay, where women are imprisoned for watching sports matches. We see burgeoning democracy destroyed in Iraq and Afghanistan – wherever there is Islam there is terror, fear and violence.

 

We must put aside our confused thinking on this threat – Islamic Ideology is the equivalent threat that Nazi Ideology posed – we wiped Nazism out but only by being firm and rooting it out within our home nation. Even German Jews were interred in the UK during the War because of the fear that they might have some (insane) affiliation to Nazism. Yet we know Islam is the root cause of terror in our midst and we do nothing. We fear harming Muslim Human Rights yet care not that Islamic Ideology has itself no similar respect for others’ Human Rights. We are blindly allowing Sharia courts inside the UK and Islamic Schools – 1 in 10 under 5s are now Muslim children. International Human Rights treaties give the right to Religious freedom – this, and the memory of the Holocaust is stopping our governments from putting a stop to creeping Sharia and growing radical Islam. Yet it is our own Religious and Basic Human Rights which are threatened by Islam.

 

But the debate is wrongly predicated. Islam is the ideology threatening the rest of us with Holocaust. It is the best of the West which is threatened by Sharia. Just because some Muslims are brown, we have gotten ourselves into a moral mess, believing anyone speaking out against the threat of Islam to be either racist or somehow akin to Nazi anti-semites.

 

But when we see the intolerant and violent way radical Islam wants to wipe out the West and other religions, we could rightly swap ‘Islamism’ for ‘Nazism’ – and if we did, would we be so tolerant? We are wrongly putting the West on the side of wrong – on the side of oppression and intolerance. Yet we in fact open our arms to other races and religions, and enshrine the rights of minorities within our laws. And it is precisely this tolerance and suspicion of our own capacity for oppression which is allowing Islamic oppression to pose the threat it does to the survival of all we hold dear – our civilisation, our freedom and our democracy. Islam is not like other religions in that it has a long history of Empire building and conquest which has not abated, in contrast to Christianity which has now mostly become secularised and divorced from the running of Nation States.

 

Islam inherently contains the seeds of extremism – and too many of its followers have become radicalised for us to continue to ignore the threat it poses. If we continue to allow Islam to progress unchecked in our world, it will consume us. We must have new expectations of Muslims in our lands – that they either live in accordance to our way of life, or that they leave our shores. Not all Germans were Nazis – yet Nazism certainly took hold and ruined World Peace. Islam can do the same thing – and we must begin to ask that Muslims swear allegiance to our flags and refrain from maintaining separate communities but rather integrate within our own.

 

Islam must either get its own house in order or face expulsion from Western nations – we cannot tolerate a religion which provokes so much terror and violence to flourish within our precious democracies. Freedom is fragile – as ISIS is showing all too clearly. Islam is a threat to our peace and our freedom – and we must face up to it sooner rather than later – before we are engulfed with fire the way India was in the Mughal days, and the way Iraq is being by ISIS. Russia is banning key Islamic texts the grounds that they incite hatred – http://www.meforum.org/4905/the-koran-and-eternal-war – perhaps we should start looking at the way the Koran incites hatred of other religions and proceed similarly to protect our peace and freedom.

 

Newsweek – French Army on Streets in Wake of Car Attacks

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_and_violence

 

http://www.meforum.org/2159/are-judaism-and-christianity-as-violent-as-islam

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Islamic_terrorist_attacks

 

http://www.meforum.org/4905/the-koran-and-eternal-war

 

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About marthavanderpol blog

 

I am a UK based writer getting totally frustrated at how wrong-headed Left ideology has imbued popular consciousness that they are the only ones who can improve life for the poorest. It’s not true and 13 Years of Labour proved it. Things got worse for the poorest under Labour and the class divide bigger.

 

There’s a good generation of Conservatives able to lead the country – let’s hear no more of this false consciousness love of Labour – they know it themselves – they are not up to the job – and are jaundiced with having to stand up for the failings of their own doctrines.

 

Get in touch as I’d love to hear constructive comments please – I am on Twitter@MarthavanderPol and email marthavanderpol@gmail.com

I am interested in freedom of speech and breaking taboos especially as to how the UK deals with issues involving Islam, Education, the NHS, the Liberal Left, Elitism, Religion. I am an elitist conservative but I want to help the disadvantaged look after and improve themselves – a Compassionate Conservative if you will. I adored Michael Gove in Education because he wasn’t afraid of incensing the Teaching Unions and many parents who quite wrongly thought he was wrong to want to make the curriculum more robust so that British school leavers can better compete internationally.

 

On Labour


I do not believe Labour’s carping that they are the party of the hard working person – in 13 years of power they only managed to entrench dependence on benefits and READ THE REST

 

Edited by John R. Houk – I am doing a spell check but I am ignoring the British version of English spelling. Also if I am uncertain if a British grammatical error exists or not, I will be ignoring that as well.

Stop Raising Voice for Justice, Peace and Respect


Tahir Naveed Chaudhry  (center) & Basharat Khokhar (right)

Tahir Naveed Chaudhry (left) & Basharat Khokher (right)
 
Shamim Masih highlights the Christian Human Rights activism of Basharat Khokher. Then Shamim reports something of little surprise. Muslim activists err radicals have been attempting to silence Basharat.
 
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Stop Raising Voice for Justice, Peace and Respect
 
By Shamim Masih
Sent: 12/23/2014 11:22 PM
 
ISLAMABAD: Let the voices of justice, peace, and respect for law enforcement be heard. People around the world have seen the iron man protecting a Christian minor girl Rimsha (accused of burning holy papers of Islamic verses that focused international attention on Pakistan’s unsympathetic blasphemy laws) up to a helicopter outside the prison, when she was released on bail. I have also seen him during the said case protecting her attorney Tahir Naveed Chaudhry during the case trial.Rimsha Masih & Basharat Khokhar at Helocopter Although Chaudhry’s role as a lawyer was not prominent but his presence was there which won her release on bail. Later Rana Abdul Hameed, Rimsha’s attorney came in and saved her skin up to the apex court. I am an eye witness and have seen him in or outside the Islamabad courts running in rain or sun. Although I knew him before but since then we came close to each other and working together for the rights of Christians. Rimsha was held in jail before getting bail, but the cleric was later accused of fabricating evidence and the case against the girl was dropped. Later Rimsha and her family found refuge in Canada. But this man is still under threat and facing threatening calls on routine basis. Yes, he is Basharat Masih Khokhar, a police official, who had been serving as a security guard with Shahbaz Bhatti, a slain Federal Minister for minorities in Islamabad.
 
Basharat Khokher has been struggling for Christian rights for many years. In November, 2008, he was accused of harsh blasphemy law and a First Investigation Report (FIR) 267/08 was registered against him under 295-C and 109 Pakistan Penal Code, when he was saving a Christian colony in Rawal Dam Islamabad. He was arrested in the same case in January, 2009 and was put into prison. He remained in the jail for five months and was released on bail from Islamabad High Court on June, 2009. After he was released on bail, he was appointed as security guard to Shahbaz Bhatti, a Federal Minister for minorities. After the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti on March 2011, he worked with Dr. Paul Bhatti, his brother, during this time he left no stone unturned to save the minor Christian girl Rimsha’s life. Finally his case was discharged on the baseless allegation on June, 2011. Since then, he is under constant threats. According to him, he received many threatening calls and was attacked on September 9, 2012 at Zero point Islamabad. Basharat Khokher’s car was damaged and received injuries. Later he filed a complaint in Abbpara police station, Islamabad. On December 15, 2012, the same group followed him to his house and attacked his house. He sent his family into hiding for fear his family members would be attacked again.
 
Most recently, he complained at the police station and said that on December 19, 2014 at 10:37 pm, he received a phone call from a landline number that threatened him and asked to stop raising a voice against terrorism. He said that he held candle vigil against the terrorist attack in Peshawar Army ran school, which left 147 people killed including 132 school children. The voice told him to keep in mind the scene of carnage of Shahbaz Bhatti and Salman Taseer, governor Punjab.
 
This is really pathetic that we cry over spilled milk but do not take protective measures when the situation can be controlled and the life of a man can be saved. I have seen many Christian rights defenders [that are] much active on social media but there are few who really work hard to safe guard other’s rights, Basharat Khokhar is one of them, who act on the rights of Christian from foot. I think, he is an asset and human rights organizations should come in to raise a voice against the extremists who work behind the radicalism.
 
Be Blessed,
 
Shamim Masih
 
Diplomatic Correspondent, Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, UN, F & S, MOST, CADD & Human Rights Activist
 
Daily Khabrian – in Urdu (PakBiz.com description – in English) & Channel – 5 (A project of Khabrian Group of papers)
 
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I flew off the Handle


Muslim Sword shushing Christians

 

Here is something to think about: Why is there no moral outrage in the West – especially America – when Muslim commit atrocious crimes against Christians in Muslim dominated nations? Why is there no moral outrage from Muslims from ALL over the world when purist Muslims (for that matter so-called moderate Muslims) maim, rape, kill, enslave and/or desecrate Christians and Christian communities in the world of the self-proclaimed Religion of Peace? AND YET Muslims will pour into the streets in both the West (especially Europe, Sweden & Norway) and Muslim dominated nations in frightening riotous conditions over pictures unflattering to Islam or its pseudo-prophet or critical books, blogs, documentaries or the rare Western movie satirizing Islam. Such displays of Muslim moral outrage is ludicrously reprehensible when there is no concern from Muslims over the violence and murders of Christians occur in Muslim backyards so to speak.

 

Elsa Schieder from World Truth Summit wonders out loud in a WTS update email.

 

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I flew off the Handle

 

By Elsa Schieder

Sent from: World Truth Summit

Sent: 12/14/2014 1:49 PM

 

I flew off the handle the other day – because someone did something that endangered the life of my dog. I will skip the story. In that case, you may ask, what’s the point of bringing this up?

Sometimes something pushes us too far. And also sometimes we’re closer to our personal edge.

And yet a blog I particularly like is CitizenWarrior – because of the caring, reasonable tone. No ranting or raving. No losing their cool. Nothing, it seems, pushes CitizenWarrior too far. The same goes for Bill Warner’s PoliticalIslam – loads of information, and a reasonable tone. Yet over this past year, Bill Warner has come to urge people to go for the emotions. Where is the moral outrage, he asks, about the persecution of Christians? But his own tone stays reasonable.

What works best? How best to reach people?

An important question.

Flying off the handle may do it. I remember a scene from a long ago movie, To Sir With Love – about a teacher who manages to reach students headed for drop out in a London slum. The scene: the teacher blows up. It’s the turning point in his relationship with his students. At that moment he connects with them. But he doesn’t blow up in hatred. It comes from care, plus a heaping helping of frustration. He also doesn’t say anything intended to hurt: no insults, no ridicule. He’s just been pushed too far.

More often blowing up does not work, just leads to more distance.

Why bring all this up? I’m always on the quest for better ways of reaching people – re Islam, re anything.

I see that we don’t have music on our side.

We don’t have counter-jihad sitcoms.

In general, stuff where the mainstream media has a lot of power – we don’t currently have that.

We do have books, newswires and blogs – both info blogs and analytical blogs. JihadWatch. AtlasShrugs. GatesOfVienna. PointeDeBascule. On and on and on. One thing they do, if we subscribe to one or many, is give us a stream of information, keep Islam in our line of vision.

We also have ever more people, from somewhat aware of the dangers of Islam intensely committed to countering Islamization and mass Muslim influx into the West. Most recently, I’ve been noticing the tens of thousands taking to the streets of Germany weekly against Islamization and mass Muslim influx:

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4951/germans-islamization-pegida

(In the mainstream German media, of course there’s a huge outcry against the horrible prejudice that the protests show: we must discuss and get past this, etc.)

Still, we’ve come a huge distance over the past 2 decades – in the number of people aware and the extent of information available about Islamic ideology, Islamic history, the Muslim Brotherhood, the varieties of jihad, the multi-trillion halal industry. The halal industry, by the way – 2 to 3 trillion dollars a year, at present, I read recently – due to go up to 15 trillion in a decade or so, mainly through non-Muslims funding Islam, unless the industry is exposed in a big way:

http://pickeringpost.com/story/how-the-saudis-spend-your-grocery-money/4189

http://www.halalchoices.com.au

One question: how best do we reach lots and lots more people with all this information, people currently resistant to it?

I have a slightly different question: What has worked best for you? Maybe especially, do you have any surprise success stories?

I also have a second question: Is there any resource, help, assistance, that you would especially like, in your counter-jihad efforts?

Next week, I’ll publish the answers I get. They will be linked to The Freedom Community, which has, as a major goal, effective actions worldwide. (If you write, please let me know if you want me to include your name. Otherwise, I will publish using some random initials.)

And now, as always, all the best to all of us who care and dare,

Elsa

 

PS. And here’s a photo of the dog I was referring to, right at the start. For a story about him, written 3 years before he became my dog, here is
Whose Dog Is It Anyway?: On Pets, Pet Ownership, Slavery

http://elsas-word-story-image-idea-music-emporium.com/animal-rights-and-more.html

How did he come to be my dog? The people who owned him eventually no longer wanted him.

Elsa's Dog

 

PPS. Like many people, I know that no loving deity could possibly be associated with Islam – just because of its negative attitude to dogs. There is much more to it, of course.

PPPS. For me, the horror story of the week is about the beheading of 4 Christian children, all under 15, for refusing to renounce Christianity. Like the rest of the world, I did not see one billion Muslims protesting against this atrocity. Muslim outrage, it seems, is much more linked to cartoons deemed offensive. May our love reach these children.

 
http://www.barenakedislam.com/2014/12/09/four-iraqi-christian-kids-beheaded-after-refusing-to-convert-to-islam-telling-isis-no-we-love-jesus/

 

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Religious Freedom Report June 2014


Daniel Wani & Mariem Yahya Ibrahim 2

Sudan: Daniel Wani & Mariem Yahya Ibrahim – Condemned to death for converting and marrying a Christian while pregnant.

 

I subscribe to a monthly e-newsletter entitled Religious Freedom Report. The report is sent out by the Institute on Religion and Democracy which partners with the Acton Institute. I might usually pick one article and cross post it, but all the links should pique the interests of Christians worldwide. Christians are being persecuted in huge numbers and the primary perpetrators are Muslims.

 

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Sent: 6/3/2014 3:25 PM

 

The Religious Freedom Report is a monthly update about the persecution of the Church worldwide. It is a joint project of The Institute on Religion & Democracy in Washington D.C., and the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty in Grand Rapids, Mich. If you do not wish to receive this newsletter, simply click the unsubscribe button on the bottom of the page. Thanks for reading.

 

Time Running Out for Condemned Christian Woman After Giving Birth in Sudanese Prison

 

Mariem Yahya Ibrahim, the 27-year old Sudanese Christian doctor who was sentenced to death for apostasy, gave birth to a baby girl in Omdurman Women’s Prison in Khartoum on May 27, 2014. The baby, the daughter of Ibrahim and her husband, South Sudanese naturalized American citizen Daniel Wani, may be the first American citizen to be born in a Sudanese prison.

 

Boko Haram: We are at War with Christianity

 

The reason that Boko Haram believes its kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian girls is justified is because of Islamist teachings that the taking of female slaves is justified during jihad. And this jihad is not limited Nigeria. In a recent video, its leader said it is at war with Christianity and democracy.

 

Girls Held by Boko Haram Face Auction, Life as Sex Slaves if Rescue Fails

 

The hundreds of Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram could face a life of misery, as slaves or child brides sold for a pittance in the markets across the globe if they are not rescued soon, humanitarian experts say.

 

Group Frees Pakistan Christian Slaves From Brick Kiln

 

Five Christian families have been freed after being held for more than two decades as slaves in a Muslim-run brick kiln in eastern Pakistan, Christian officials involved in the rescue operation told BosNewsLife.

 

South Korean Missionary Sentenced to Life of Hard Labour by North Korea

 

North Korea has sentenced a South Korean Baptist missionary to hard labour for life for allegedly spying and trying to set up underground churches.

 

Egypt: Christian Arrested for Using Home as Church

 

A Coptic Christian man in Egypt has been arrested on complaints from local Muslims that, without a permit, he has converted his home into a church and is supposedly even holding religious rituals.

 

Persecuted Christians Flee Iran, Find Hope and Homes in Germany

 

Iranian-born Muslims who converted to Christianity are breathing new spiritual life into communities across Germany, where they are fleeing to in increasing numbers to escape persecution back home.

 

‘Iran Tortures Christian Prisoners’

 

At least three evangelical Christians jailed in Iran, including a wellknown Iranian American Christian pastor, were recovering from injuries Friday, May 23, after they were mistreated by Iranian security forces, several sources confirmed.

 

Brunei Christians Fear Harsh Islamic Law

 

Brunei’s devoted Christians face a potential crackdown after the sultan introduced harsh Islamic punishments, including flogging and stoning to death, but Western nations appear reluctant to intervene.

 

Key Leader of Somalia’s Underground Church Slain

 

Underground Christians in Somalia are struggling to recover from the loss of a prominent church leader gunned down in March.

 

Convert from Islam in Kenya Beaten, Arrested

 

Within three weeks of putting his faith in Christ, a 26-year-old former Muslim in western Kenya was beaten in a mosque and later arrested without charges, Christian leaders said.

 

China’s Religious Persecution: How Will The World Respond?

 

Bob Fu, a former pastor from China and founder of ChinaAid, discusses the increasing persecution of religion, especially Christianity, in China.

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IRD is especially committed to reforming the social witness of the churches. In 1981, IRD was founded by concerned United Methodists and other Christians distressed that denominational and ecumenical officials were openly supporting Marxist causes and opposing democracy and human rights.

 

We continue to monitor and report on similar egregious political shenanigans. Many church elites, often claiming to speak on our behalf, lobby for abortion rights, homosexual rights, big government, extreme environmentalism, pacifism, and anti-Americanism. IRD strives to be a voice for church members whom church bureaucrats would prefer to ignore. We connect church members with renewal groups who believe in biblical and historic Christianity. And we teach them how to work for change in their denominations—with a focus on the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the Anglican Communion.

 

The IRD also has a strong commitment to international religious liberty. If the churches will not defend international religious freedom and will not speak on behalf of persecuted Christians and others around the world, then who will? Too often, church elites in the U.S. are silent about Marxist, Islamist, or other repression of religion and human rights, in favor of dialogue and accommodation. IRD believes Christians and their church leaders should be bold on behalf of those persecuted believers who cannot speak from behind their prison walls.

 

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My killer is my judge


Pakistani Christians Protest Blasphemy Laws

We Christians need to pray for the Christians of Pakistan. Muslims commit acts of violence against the Pakistani-Christian community with impunity. Those Christians affected by violent persecution then are subject to criminal persecution as well as the few Christians that have escaped Muslim violence. The criminal persecution is legal in Pakistan and that surrounds Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws. The Blasphemy Law is used as a false accusation tool against Christians to settle disputes between Christians and Muslims AND to cease the property of the few Christians that are owners.

 

Below Shamim Masih writes with the gloom Christians face in Pakistan. I can read between the lines in Shamim’s report to understand this gloom is taking a toll on him as well.

 

JRH 5/30/14

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Mera Qatil he mera munsif hy

(My killer is my judge)

 

By Shamim Masih

Sent: 5/29/2014 4:32 PM

 

ISLAMABAD: The threat matrix for Pakistan religious minorities has changed radically now after the Pakistan Muslim League (N) came in power. There was numerous blasphemy cases registered in the Punjab province during the rule [of the] PML-N regime in the past and the same practice [goes] on. A Christian family including children and women were burnt alive and the Christian colony was set ablaze in Gojra city in 2009. In the province of Punjab, Sangla Hill and Joseph Colony, Lahore; the same practice [was] seen, blasphemy cases were registered for their vested interests but no action is being taken against the forged complainants.

 

This is not the end, as soon as the PML-N government came to power in the federal [government], Islamabad slum settlements were cautioned to vacate and were considered [as] encroachment. The inhabitants [have been] there for four decades. Now officials in the capital of Punjab province, Agency, along with the police from different stations reached at the Katchi abadi [i.e. the slums] in Qaziabad and Gulshan-i-Ravi with bulldozers and excavators in the early morning. The workers began demolishing houses amid cries of women and children. The Punjab government seems in a hurry now to crush the Christians during their rule. The colony was reportedly built some 40 years ago and during the Nawaz Sharif’s first government, he then promised them that no one would force them to leave their houses. But during his rule he has lifted them all. In recent past; the Islamabad High Court’s Justice Shaoukat Aziz Siddique had directed Capital Development Authority (CDA) to clear the slum settlements from the Capital, Islamabad. Let me give you [some] Urdu poetry: Mera qatil he mira munsif hy, kia mery haq mein faisla dy ga (My killer is my judge, will he decide anything in my favor).

    

The case is not related to Christians only but others are suffering too. A university professor was entangled in a blasphemy case and his attorney was killed. A blasphemy case was registered against 65 protesters in his favor. Shaista Wahidi (Geo TV anchor), her TV owner and two partakers had to flee from the country due to this reason [i.e. the Blasphemy charge]. A man in a small district, Shariq pur; accused in blasphemy case was killed during his judicial investigation. A foreign national non-Muslim doctor was killed during his visit to Pakistan.

   

Pakistan is a country where the majority of its population is living below poverty the line. Unemployment, poverty, illiteracy and terrorism are common problems. But religious minorities face discriminatory laws and other issues as well. Christians in the country stand nowhere, if [they] live along seasonal drainage or a katchi abadi, it is considered encroachments. If [a Christian] takes a sip of water, they are considered untouchable and sent to jail for life imprisonment. [This] is the basic reason with Asia Bibi [who] has been suffering for years. Lahore High Court is hanging her case hearing with a lame-less excuse. Another pregnant woman was killed right under the nose of Lahore High Court, Lahore. The law and order situation is beyond control.

  

The problem with Pakistani Christians is unity. Fortunately or unfortunately; they are all born leaders and do not want to sit with others. I personally feel this is basic reason of their sufferings. During the last two decades; the Hindu minority have proven that they are the largest minority in the country. None of Christian parliamentarians has spoken even a single word for their favor in NA. There are two mummies seen who [are] always seen roaming about here and there during the session in the recent one year.

 

Unfortunately we don’t have any national level regular platform to highlight the issues. The national papers and private TV channels don’t give ample space for Pakistani Christians’ issues. Although there are some private TV channels running under Christian religious administration but again I would say, these people have made it family ownership and promoting their families instead raising real cause and issues Christians are facing and we can’t highlight the actual issues. Their agenda is totally different.

  

Religious leaders and social activists are running for their vested interests. Many Christian families are suffering in Thailand, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. UNHCR is not paying heed to these asylum seekers. They have reportedly paid in hundred thousand [Blog Editor: I am unsure if Shamim is talking in terms of dollars, rupees or people] for immigration. Most of the Christians are shifting to other countries and the rest do not find any future in the country. Are we equal citizen; If not should we stand for our rights?      

 

Be Blessed,

Shamim Masih

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The New Palestinian "Journalists"


Avi Issacharoff - Israeli Journalist

Avi Issacharoff – Israeli Journalist

 

This story is for the morons who claim Israel persecutes Arabs that call themselves Palestinians and falsely accuse Israel of being an Apartheid State.

 

JRH 5/19/14

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The New Palestinian “Journalists”

 

By Khaled Abu Toameh

May 19, 2014 at 5:00 am

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Silence only prompted more hostility.

 

Many new “journalists” are political activists disguised as journalists, and full of hatred. They see themselves as foot soldiers in a revolution. They are giving journalism, and especially Palestinian journalism, a bad name.

 

An Israeli journalist, Avi Issacharoff, who has been covering Palestinian affairs for over a decade, reported that he and his cameraman were nearly lynched by a Palestinian mob as they tried to cover a Palestinian demonstration in the town of Beitunia, near Ramallah, on May 16.

 

Issacharoff said the attack began when a Palestinian female journalist incited masked Palestinian men against him and his cameraman.

 

“One of the Palestinian journalists, a young woman, then called over to a group of masked men, who swiftly surrounded me and began attacking me,” Issacharoff said.

 

He said that were it not for the intervention of two Palestinian Authority security agents, his friend and he would have been beaten to death by the masked men.

 

“They extradited me and my colleague, and got us to safety,” he added. “I dread to think what would have happened if they hadn’t been there.”

 

The attack on Issacharoff and his friend did not come as a surprise to those who have been following the campaign waged by some Palestinian journalists against their Israeli colleagues during the past year.

 

The campaign began last year when some 200 Palestinian journalists signed a petition calling on the Palestinian Authority leadership to ban Israeli newsmen from entering Palestinian territories.

 

In April 2013, Gatestone ran an article about the campaign against the Israeli journalists. The article was entitled, “Palestinian Journalists Declare War On Israeli Colleagues.”

 

This item, however, was ignored by the mainstream media in the West and even by most Israeli media outlets.

 

Israeli journalists explained back then that they preferred not to report about the threats against them so as not to escalate tensions with their Palestinian colleagues.

 

The Palestinian Authority leadership chose to ignore the threats against the Israeli journalists; the silence only prompted more hostility. The Palestinian journalists stepped up their campaign.

 

At one point, some Palestinian journalists outspokenly started inciting against their Israeli colleagues.[1]

 

“Israeli journalists are soldiers with press cards,” wrote journalist Akram Natsheh. “The Israeli media is an essential part of the Israeli army and even serves as its mouthpiece.”

 

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, in a letter to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, called for banning Israeli journalists from entering Palestinian territories. The syndicate also demanded that the Palestinian Authority refrain from providing any kind of assistance or protection to the Israeli reporters.[2]

 

Despite the threats, some Israeli journalists continued to show up in Ramallah and other Palestinian cities and villages, thereby exposing themselves to threats and physical assaults at the hands of Palestinian journalists and activists.

 

Even Palestinian journalists working for Israeli or Jewish media organizations found themselves facing threats and attacks. In some instances, Palestinian journalists walked out of briefings by Palestinian Authority officials in Ramallah to protest against the presence of representatives of the Israeli media.

 

Last December, Israeli journalists who arrived in Bethlehem to cover Christmas celebrations were expelled from the city after complaints by a number of Palestinian journalists.

 

Last week, the campaign reached its peak with the attempted lynching of Issacharoff and his colleague near Ramallah. “The effort to kick Israeli journalists out of Palestinian Authority areas has created a violent incendiary atmosphere against us,” he wrote. “Almost all of my Israeli colleagues have felt, on their flesh, unpleasant incidents, to put it mildly, of late. But on Friday, a certain red line was crossed. On Friday, the threats and the hostile atmosphere escalated into real violence and, in my case, to an attempt to lynch me.”

 

Everyone knew that it was only a matter of time before the threats against Israeli journalists were translated into real violence.

 

Some Palestinian journalists have justified their campaign by arguing that comes in response to Israeli security restrictions that ban many of them from entering Israel. Others, however, have admitted that they simply do not want to see any Israeli inside their areas because accepting presence of even one would be a form of “normalization” with the “Zionist enemy.”

 

In this regard, Hamas has been honest enough to state that it is opposed in principle, to any form of collaboration with the Israeli media. That is why Hamas has banned Palestinians from dealing with Israeli journalists.[3]

 

The Palestinian Authority bears responsibility for failing to take action against those who are inciting against Israeli journalists working in its territories. Some Palestinian Authority officials have even inflamed the hostility by coming out in favor of the campaign against the Israeli journalists.

 

Unless these are exposed and reined in, more people — businessmen, tourists and journalists — are likely to lose their lives in Ramallah or Jenin.

 

In the good old days before the peace process began, 20 years ago, Israeli and Palestinian journalists used to cooperate, help and work with each other. But there is a new generation of Palestinian “journalists” who have been brainwashed to a point where they regard themselves as foot soldiers in a revolution. Many of them are political activists disguised as journalists, and full of hatred. They are giving journalism, and especially Palestinian journalism, a bad name.

 

The writing is still on the wall.

 

[1] http://www.qudsn.ps/article/1360

[2] http://wattan.tv/ar/news/31354.html

[3] http://www.aawsat.com/details.asp?section=37&issueno=12455&article=711441

 

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