Dr. Wafa Sultan's second al-Jazeera interview that included
a debate with Egyptian Islamist, Tal'at Rheim on the republication of
the Danish Mohammed cartoons. Subsequent to the March 4th Al-Jazeera
interview, Egyptian Islamist Sheik al-Qaradawi issued a Fatwa against
her. Sultan and her family have gone into hiding.
Our ally , Bob Spencer of Jihad Watch has called Sultan " a
national and international treasure". Having met Dr. Sultan, we agree.
Yesterday, we received email s from Joyce and Persia
expressing concerns about the lack of 24/7 personal security protection
for Dr. Sultan. Note that in Holland, Dutch Parliamentarian Geert
Wilders received 24/7 security from his government with the release of
his important film, "Fitna". Her safety is the equivalent of what the
British government did for author Salman Rushdie when the Ayatollahs of
the Islamic Republic of Iran issued a Fatwa calling for his death with
the publication of his book, 'The Satanic Verses". Our government
should consider doing the same for Dr. Sultan, an American citizen who
is the subject of a death threat from an Islamist Cleric, Sheik
She asked us to help her by submitting a letter to the Embassy of
Qatar. Qatar hosts the 24/7 Arab language satellite TV channel
Please either use her letter as a template, or write your own. Submit your letter
on the embassy site: http://www.qatarembassy.net. Click into "feedback."
Sultan has been forced into hiding and needs our help for her valued and courageous stands against radical Islamism.
Copies of letters that you send to the Qatar Embassy in
Washington,DC should be sent to President Bush, Secretary Rice and all
Members of Congress.
Below is the form of letter suggested by Dr. Sultan that you should consider sending to the Qatar Embassy in Washington, DC:
Embassy of Qatar:
As an American citizen I am appalled by the rage, threats and hateful
rhetoric leveled against Dr. Wafa Sultan by Egyptian Sheikh Yusuf
Al-Qaradawi does not have the right to issue religious edicts, or
"fatwas" against persons residing in the U.S., who express their
opinions in an attempt to uphold the truth. In fact, it was this type
of hateful rhetoric, threats and rage that compelled Dr. Sultan to
speak out in the first place. As a result of al-Qaradawi's actions to
exact revenge and incite hatred against Dr. Sultan, she has now been
forced into hiding.
These are extraordinary charges against Dr. Sultan made by al-Qaradawi,
who states them in a manner which his fellow jihadists understand
perfectly. In fact, we all understand exactly what he is threatening.
Given that al-Qaradawi has justified suicide attacks against innocent
civilians and American soldiers in Iraq, it is abundantly clear that he
encourages violence and threats of death over civil discourse and free
Law enforcement officials should take this latest threat against Wafa Sultan very seriously indeed.
A little less than two years ago, Time Magazine published the following about Dr. Wafa Sultan:
By so sharply voicing her beliefs, Sultan crystallizes the mission for the rest of us who want to take the slam out of Islam.
Also in 2006, Time Magazinerecognized Wafa Sultan as one in "The Time 100: The People Who Shape Our World."
happened to supporting Dr. Sultan, an American citizen, in her exercise
of freedom of speech here in America? A bunch of cartoons got in the
Do you have the audacity of hope? Or the urgency of now? Perhaps
you feel the audacity of now and the urgency of hope; or the ferocity
of what: the adverb of where; the gerund of when or the vacuity of who.
Then you are ready for a new kind of politics.
What are the
defining features of The New Politics? Well, for a start the new
politics is good. This is important because the old politics was bad.
The old politics is sterile; the new politics is vibrant. The new
politics is hope; the old politics is despair. If you are the
candidate, the old politics is your opponent; the new politics is you.
new politics doesn’t do detail. But it doesn’t matter because the
better you say it, the less it has to mean. The new politics is about
mood and vision. It claims to confront hard truths while sticking to
old remedies. It purports to seek the end to corrosive negative
campaigning even as it derides and dismisses all the alternatives as
The beauty of the new politics is that the less
experience you have the better you are at it. You just need to be
personable, articulate and uncontaminated by power.
king of the new politics is Barack Obama. Consider the pithy but
marshmallowy soundbites that form the heart of his rhetoric. They would
be be just as valid for a man trying to entice a woman into bed.
Imagine the scene at the front door.
“Aren’t you going to ask me in?”
“On our first date?”
“I have the audacity of hope.”
“I have work in the morning.”
“But I’m feeling the fierce urgency of now.”
“I’m sorry, I just don’t do this kind of thing on a first date.”
“It’s time for a change.”
“Yes we can.”
may not work on a lady’s porch but politically it gets a foot in the
door. But even as it appeals to disenchanted voters it plays the most
cynical trick of all. For the new politics is the same old politics
tapping into an unformed desire for change.
Source: Former Dutch Labour Party politician Ehsan Jami, the
founder of the Committee of ex-Muslims, has announced that he is
producing an anti-Islamic cartoon called The Life of Muhammad.
It will be released on the 20th of April. The film will show a sexually
aroused Prophet Muhammad with his nine-year-old wife Aisha.
of the Dutch Muslim and government contact organisation, CMO, who have
viewed a section of the film, say they will go to court in an attempt
to have The Life of Muhammad banned. The organisation has described the film as totally unacceptable and extremely offensive.
Jami, who announced last year that he was planning to make a film, had
said that it would be shocking and even more controversial than the
recent Danish cartoons of Muhammad.
"Narrated Hisham's father: Khadija died three years before the Prophet
departed to Medina. He stayed there for two years or so and then he
married 'Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age, and he consumed
that marriage when she was nine years old." Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58,
Jami set up a committee last September that aims to encourage leaving
Islam and protect apostate Muslims. Shortly before the launch, he was
attacked by Muslims in his home town of Leidschendam, where he was a
local councillor for the Labour (PvdA) party. In October, PvdA
terminated his party membership because his opinions were too radical
And censorship, and lawsuits.
The Muslims and Government Contact Body (CMO) has immediately announced
it wants to bar the cartoon film via the courts. CMO is the
government's official consultation partner on integration policy. CMO
board member Ayhan Tonca, said on Netwerk that Jami's film will
undoubtedly spark furious reactions in the Muslim world.
Ah yes, we're quite familiar with "furious reactions" from the Islamic community. Whether it's Theo Van Gogh or Salmon Rushdie, open debate is trumped by violence. The fear of violence leads to censorship, sometimes even self-censorship, thus rewarding the terrorists. After the threats or attacks have accomplished their purpose of establishing Islam as the only unassailable religion, the terrorists and their accomplices fall back into "the religion of peace" slogan, ready to begin the cycle again for the next offense to Islam.
Islam has had it both ways thus far, claiming to be peaceful while practicing jihad, while the press and frightened companies like Live Leak serve as enablers. The never-ending fear of criticism vs the fear of violence is no substitute for the free exchange of ideas. After all, great ideas need not fear honest debate. Islam should be treated no better than any other religion.
On Wednesday, 26 March, a Grand Jury indictment
against Muthanna Al-Hanooti was unsealed in
Michigan. The indictment accuses Al-Hanooti of violations of 18 and 50
United States Code. The specifics include allegations that Al-Hanooti
provided information on members of the congress who were of interest to the
Iraqi Intelligence Service (IIS), acted under direction of the IIS,
accepted payments in oil (two million barrels) from the Iraqi government
for acting as its agent, and provided a written brief to the Iraqi
government outlining methods that could be used to lift the sanctions then
in place against Iraq.
Al-Hanooti was the
executive director of CAIR’s then-new regional office in
Michigan at the time he committed the alleged crimes. Once again, we see the dirty black
hand of CAIR connected to yet another arguably traitorous individual who
apparently sold out “his” country for 30 pieces of
For over a
decade, we Americans have allowed CAIR to dictate to us how we should
behave, believe, and react to Islam in our country. We have kow-towed
to CAIR’s demands for special rights based on Islam; watched our law
enforcement genuflect at the feet of radical Islamists; observed
our president and other elected leaders contort our language to comport
with CAIR’s demands, and we have, for the most part, remained silent.
Silent, no more!
How many CAIR connected radical Muslims will we tolerate before
we DEMAND of our President that he close down CAIR as he did the Holy
The day has finally come when we Americans can no longer say about
CAIR that “we didn’t know”.
CAIR has told us, numerous
times, that they are here to defend radical Islam, that they want the United States to
become an Islamic dictatorship, and that they approve of the actions of
many Islamist terrorist groups and individuals; including those that
terror-murder on an almost daily basis women and children.
I'm a long time reader of Jihad Watch and have read three of Spencer's books. So when I read Armchair's post, I emailed it to JW knowing that this is exactly the kind of intimidation he talks about all too often and could easily relate to this open advocation of violent jihad.
The growing Muslim indignation over Geert Wilders's movie Fitna
manifests anew a phenomenon we have noted here many, many times: when
non-Muslims point out that Islamic jihadists commit acts of violence
and justify them by reference to the Qur'an, many non-Muslim and Muslim
apologists for jihad, include many who are widely known as "moderates"
respond by claiming that the one who is pointing out all this is
committing an act of "hatred," "bigotry," "Islamophobia," and the like.
They don't have a word to say about the actual acts of violence, hatred
and supremacism committed by the jihadists -- no, the real villain is
the one who reports on these actions.
This has only happened to me, let's see, about 50,000 times, but it never ceases to puzzle me. And now The Armchair Critic is doing the same thing to Kevin Weakley of The Amboy Times, for his celebrated "List of Things That Offend Muslims." The Critic, the illustrious Edroos Alsagoff, says:
You know how much I hate to wish that something really bad
happen to anyone (though at times I have expressed my desire to have
someone I truly hate suffer in death thanks to a speeding bullet
train). But I think I have no excuse to pray that the author of this idiotic post have anything good for him or her.
This guy is a real muppet. I couldn't care to dig up his background
or where he came from for that matter. Anyone who stirs shit like that
deserved to be shot really. This is simply a case of asking for it.
Don't even mention terrorists, this chap could be in real trouble even
if he bumped into his Muslim neighbour, if he has any.
"Anyone who stirs shit like that deserved to be shot really." Never
mind that everything on Weakley's list is linked, and based on actual
events. It doesn't seem to occur to Edroos Alsagoff that it might be
perfectly legitimate to point out the ridiculous rage-mongering that
all too many Muslims engage in all too frequently, and to call them on
It doesn't seem to occur to Edroos Alsagoff that the ones who are
actually stirring the s*** are the ones who fly into irrational rage at
the sight of ice cream cones and sneakers,
and that to say that someone who points out the silliness and
irrationality of that rage deserves to be shot indicates that he has
already surrendered to violent intimidation -- even as he engages in it
Oh, and Kevin, if this Edroos Alsagoff character is right, it may be
time for you to add "The List of Things That Offend Muslims" to..."The
List of Things That Offend Muslims."
You know how much I hate to wish that something really bad happen to
anyone (though at times I have expressed my desire to have someone I
truly hate suffer in death thanks to a speeding bullet train). But I
think I have no excuse to pray that the author of this idiotic post have anything good for him or her.
I doubt the prayers of someone who wishes death upon others would be of much value.
guy is a real muppet. I couldn't care to dig up his background or where
he came from for that matter. Anyone who stirs shit like that deserved
to be shot really. This is simply a case of asking for it. Don't even
mention terrorists, this chap could be in real trouble even if he
bumped into his Muslim neighbour, if he has any.
This kind of proves the basic thesis of the list, that Westerners have to tip toe around Muslims and hope they don't kill us for holding our own views. The faiths we practice and the traditions that we hold dear are meaningless targets for jihad. The writer, whose blog banner features a revolver with spattered blood, doesn't seem to realize that murder for the sake of his religion is what draws criticism to Islam.
I am not too
sure about other religion, but I was taught in my nature of religion,
to respect any and every other religion, other than satanic cult
teachings perhaps. Never was I taught as a Muslim, to put down other
religion in whatever manner. So here we have this idiot, probably still
reeling from the post 911 attack, of which he probably strongly believe
was the doings of every Muslim in the world, coming up with such an
idiotic post and very much immature in my opinion.
Yet I lack the "maturity" to wish death upon those I critique. There have been some Muslims who have disagreed with the list in a mature manner, you sir, are certainly not one of them. He goes on to attack my readers as well.
What made it
worse is people are coming up adding to the stupid list. Look here you
idiot! If you think the terrorists (of which till today I still believe
does not simply equals to Muslims per se) are a bunch of selfish
motherfuckers who do evil for their own bloody good cause, then you are
no less a motherfucker! It's people like you who create this animosity
between the people that should have been shot down and taken away. It's
people like you who selfishly caused extreme Muslims, if any, to react
as such in terrorising your nation and your people.
How can it be my fault simply by reporting a series of complaints? The List is just a mirror, reflecting the non-stop rage aimed at anyone who isn't a Muslim, and the threats, violence and other acts of intimidation that follow. Is your faith so weak that it must threaten death to anyone who objects to it? Is that how you gain our trust? Don't you realize that non-Muslims are going to read this and see your rage as part of the problem?
Christians and Jews have to put up with criticism of our religions and are expected to be peaceable about it. The Blasphemy List has a history of some very vile protests against a variety of religions, but the rest of the world doesn't seem to have a problem settling our disagreements in a civilized manner.
context, this bastard here is worst off than our most wanted man, Mas
Selamat. Yes Mas Selamat is a suspected terrorist but hey this idiot
here is a terrorists magnet. People like him attracts terrorists!!
You mentioned 9/11 earlier, what did they do to attract terrorists? Are you suggesting that terror victims are as guilty as the terrorists themselves? Who does more harm to the image of Islam? The terrorists, or the people who criticize them? And are your violent fantasies reserved for me rather than the real terrorists?
There is no context for comparing me to Mas Selamat bin Kastari, and you know it. I'm not a criminal, and I have no interest in bombing airports or joining the Taliban.
Your only argument against the List is that it offends terrorists, yet the terrorists are offended by the mere existence of infidels. List or no List, violent jihad is the problem, not it's critics.
"Fitna" contains images of the terror attack on the Twin Towers, the bombing of railway station Atocha in Madrid and the murder of director Theo van Gogh in Amsterdam. The film starts with a warning that it offers shocking images. The production, difficult to view because of many downloads, ends with a Danish cartoon of the prophet Muhammed hit apparently by a bomb. Wilders combines the images with various texts from the Koran, including quotes urging Muslims "to strike terror in the hearts of the enemies."
The Dutch politician said in an interview tonight on Dutch national television that his intention is to condemn the ideology of the Koran. "I do not hate the Muslim people," he stated. He also announced that his party will organize meetings in the future to start a dialogue with Muslims.
"Fitna" was originally to be presented at a March 28 press conference in the Hague, the Dutch center of politics. Due to extreme security costs, the event was cancelled.
8:60Make ready for them all thou canst of (armed) force and of horses
tethered, that thereby ye may dismay the enemy of Allah and your enemy, and others
beside them whom ye know not. Allah knoweth them. Whatsoever ye spend in the way of Allah it will be
repaid to you in full, and ye will not be wronged.
4:56Lo! Those who disbelieve Our revelations,
shall expose them to the Fire. As often as their skins are consumed We shall exchange them for fresh skins that they
may taste the torment. Lo! Allah is ever Mighty, Wise.
47:4Now when ye meet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is smiting of
the necks until, when ye have routed them, then making fast of bonds; and afterward
either grace or ransom till the war lay down its burdens. That (is the ordinance). And
if Allah willed He could have punished them (without you) but (thus it is ordained) that
He may try some of you by means of others. And those who are slain in the way of Allah,
He rendereth not their actions vain.
4:89They long that ye should disbelieve even as they disbelieve, that
ye may be upon a level (with them). So choose not friends from them
till they forsake their homes in the way of Allah; if they turn back (to enmity) then
take them and kill them wherever ye find them, and
choose no friend nor helper from among them,
8:39And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah. But if
they cease, then lo! Allah is Seer of what they do.
Hat tip, Hot Air: We don’t like being pushed outside of our comfort zones. You know it
right here on this campus. You know people sitting at different tables-
you all living in different dorms. I was there. You’re not talking to
each other, taking advantage that you’re in this diverse community.
Because sometimes it’s easier to hold on to your own stereotypes and
misconceptions. It makes you feel justified in your own ignorance.
That’s America. So the challenge for us is are we ready for change?
Jesus is black. Merging Marxism with Christian Gospel
may show the way to a better tomorrow. The white church in America is
the Antichrist because it supported slavery and segregation.
So TUCC doesn't believe in forgiveness, forgoing it for blaming today's white people for crimes committed over a hundred years ago? Not to mention the fact that only the very rich Southern plantation owners had slaves. Much of the Muslim world still has slavery by the way.
Those are some of the more provocative doctrines that animate the
theology at the core of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago,
Barack Obama’s church.
Obama’s speech Tuesday on race in America was hailed as a masterful
handling of the controversy over divisive sermons by the longtime
pastor of Trinity United, the recently retired Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright
But in repudiating and putting in context Wright’s inflammatory
lines about whites and U.S. foreign policy, the Democratic presidential
front-runner didn’t address other potentially controversial facts about
his church and its ties.
Wright has said that a basis for Trinity’s philosophies is the work
of James Cone, who founded the modern black liberation theology
movement out of the civil rights struggles of the 1960s. Particularly
influential was Cone’s seminal 1969 book, “Black Theology & Black
Cone wrote that the United States was a white racist nation and the
white church was the Antichrist for having supported slavery and
Today, Cone, a professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York,
stands by that view, but also makes clear that he doesn’t believe that
whites individually are the Antichrist.
In an interview, Cone said that when he was asked which church most
embodied his message, “I would point to that church (Trinity) first.”
Cone also said he thought that Wright’s successor, the Rev. Otis Moss
III, would continue the tradition…
…Wright, who hasn’t been giving interviews since the controversy
broke, told conservative TV talk-show host Sean Hannity last year that
Trinity’s black value system also had parallels to the liberation
theology of laypeople in Nicaragua three decades ago. There, liberation
theology became associated with Marxist revolution.