Thursday, August 14, 2008

This great image accompanies the article One million names on US government “terrorist” watch list , by Jerry White. (I do question the Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam inclusion as an example of injustice, but the point is made.)

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Friday, August 1, 2008

The Taliban: Wear Hijab, Or Be Disfigured

This isn't pretty but it's necessary. A very brave blogger!
Pakistani Taliban: wear hijab, or be disfigured. I think many non-Muslims and or non-Middle Easterners are afraid to expose the violent, fundi, fanatical aspects of Islam for fear of being seen as racist, or politically incorrect. And maybe, a bit of queasiness about bringing up the subject at all. Many of those who see nothing wrong, racist, anti-Semitic or politically incorrect in criticizing Israel balk at questioning the violent and theocratic actions of that faction of Islam. Or any other group, Christian, what have you, that does evil things. (And no, I am NOT suggesting Israel is above criticism.) I am suggesting that, sometimes, those who harbor racist views towards Jews use the sometimes valid criticisms of Israel's actions as an excuse. But that's really an entirely different subject. The point is, Islamic fascism is scary and real, and it isn't racist to point that out.

While these things are often ignored, it's surreal to know that 26% of the U.S. thinks Obama is Muslim. Even though he isn't. And what if he were? There are more Muslims in the U.S. than Jews. It isn't illegal to be a Muslim. No, it's only fear and ignorance, along with bigotry - and not so veiled racism -- that makes some people believe that Obama is "Muslim" as if that's something wrong.

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