Sunday Music: Bach Cantata BWV 56 - It is the second Sunday in Lent. The title of today’s cantata is “Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen” (I will gladly carry the Cross). The performance fea...
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
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[Be sure to read The Impending Obama Meltdown before or after you read the following - the URL is again given at the end of the body of this post]
Are we witnessing the twilight of America? Is our end not only probable, but already in sight? And if we do, how will the United States disintegrate? What will it become? A Moslem-ruled shariah-compliant society?
Our leader, adored by so many of his benighted followers, who suddenly appeared on the politcal scene and took the left-hand, the sinister side by storm, made references to something akin to a "golden age," when Moslems and America, as well as the rest of the world we must suppose, got along famously.
He [Obama] added [in his conciliatory interview with Al Arabiya, an Arabic-language channel based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates,] that “we sometimes make mistakes,” but said that America was not born as a colonial power and that he hoped for a restoration of “the same respect and partnership that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago.”
Let's see "20 or 30 years ago" that's 1979 to 1989. Did we have a partnership with Iran during that time? Yes, we had a "relationship" with Saudi Arabia: they sold us oil and we sold them armaments. But a "golden age?" When was there was a love-feast where we all sat together?
The ebb and flow of Islamic aggression has been a fact of the West's development since the 7th century when Islam first raised its ugly head. Ugly? Certainly, when it wants to impose itself on the whole non-Islamic world, the willing and the unwilling.
As the New York Post would have it:
Obama looked to the past rather than the future to give such platitudes a tinge of political vision. He said he wanted a return "to the same respect and partnership that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago."
The problem is that few people in the Muslim world will welcome his back-to-the-future approach. Thirty years ago, Obama was a teenager in Indonesia. Vice President Joseph Biden, however, was already a senator and a champion of President Jimmy Carter's strategic retreat.
What was happening during what Obama seems to regard as the "golden age" of Carter's leadership? US diplomats were held hostage in Tehran and daily humiliated with mock executions. Soviet troops were annexing Afghanistan to the Evil Empire. Saddam Hussein was preparing to invade Iran, starting an eight-year war that claimed a million lives. Mecca was under siege by the ideological antecedents of Osama bin Laden. Syrian troops were preparing to march into Lebanon.
OTHER features of this "golden age": the seizure of power by mullahs in Tehran, the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, the coming to power of communists in the Horn of Africa, the military coup in Turkey, the first Islamist terror attacks in Algeria, unprecedented waves of repression in Egypt and Saudi Arabia and the imposition of military rule in Pakistan.
During the same period, and its immediate aftermath, dozens of Americans from many walks of life were seized as hostages and sometimes brutally murdered in several Muslim countries. The US ambassador in Sudan was murdered; the CIA station chief in Beirut abducted, taken to Tehran and killed under torture.
A similarly dark picture could be drawn of the situation 20 years ago, when America was arming the mujahedin in Afghanistan while Saddam Hussein was preparing to invade Kuwait.
And the first President George Bush was then trying to court the Iranian mullahs in much the same way as Obama is trying today. But the mullahs were training and arming Hezbollah units in Lebanon and opening channels to Palestinian radicals who would soon re-emerge as Hamas. Saddam was gassing thousands of Kurds to death, while Turkey was dragged into a full-scale war on Kurdish communist secessionists. Meanwhile, the Libyan terror network was killing American GIs in Europe and blowing up US jetliners over Western skies.
No - that was no golden age, either.
THE truth is that the Middle East is not much better off than at any time since its emergence as a geopolitical unit after World War I. Thanks to the transformation of America from a power guaranteeing the deadly status quo into one that supports reform and change, the region has started to experience new currents of democratization.
POSSIBLE DECLINE AND FALL
Will we decline into a Third World Country? We are beginning to get the population that is seeping in illegally from the South to achieve that status.
And then there is the Islamic Danger that is hanging over our heads, abetted by this President that we (I am not included in that "we") elected.
Civil Strife? Possible, if economic condition deteriorate to the point that more polarization occurs. There will be those who "receive." And then there will be those who are asked to "sacrifice," to "give" their all so that the "receivers' can get what they clamor for and what their President promised them and started to deliver.
(Read "Overture to Civil War: There's Something Happening Here . . . and it ain't good at all" to understand what can happen!)
Declining we are, but is recovery possible?
That depends on you (and me).
. . . and of course on "them."
What will "they" do? Aquiesce to what the government is imposing on the nation? Or correct it via the ballot box or . . .
I Remember when The Islamo-facsists took over in Iran, and James Earl Carter[remember that moron?-and People think W was the worst president in history?] gave Iran oil[because they were having refinery problems-a problem they still have today,although it's with gasoline not oil they have the problem with-so much for the mighty Islamic republic]. Months later, the american ambassador to Iran was begging carter to evacuate the US embassy, but Carter replied he had assurancess from Khomeni that the people their were safe. We know how that worked out. I'm afraid Barry might be the second coming of Jimmy Carter.
obama has already done an enormous amount of damage to this country's rep. i suggest you all read this article:
Where was this article before the election? Perhaps this would have opened some eyes when he was talking of all the terrible things America has done to CAUSE the Muslims to hate us. What a joke that the American people, because of a bad economy, that the democrats caused have elected this president. We are in big trouble. I pray for our country.
OBAMA'S ODD ISLAMIC OUTREACH
AND FROM A MOSLEM DISCUSSION BOARD:
Re: Obama’s Message to The Muslim World.. Credible?
Posted: Jan 27, 2009 4:10 PM
I think that we have to deal with Muslims and Arabs in a more respectful way than the current policy which we approach towards Muslims, we called them terrorists while they are not, if fact America's previous administration and its allies considered Muslims as enemies, and I hope that Obama will change this policy like what he says now! let us hope that it's a credible message.
-- from a Moslem dicussion board
A POSSIBLE SOLITION: FIND THE MAIN SOURCE OF THE PROBLEM --
Wahabis are Unique Muslims !!!!*
and deal with it! Harshly and with resolution.
Comment by lw: this will need men made of sterner stuff at the helm of the ship of state than we have now.
hence all we can rely on is an unforseen change in circumstances FROM WITHOUT
The Impending Obama Meltdown
How's that Obama vote working out for you? (Eh Bunkie?)
*Wahabis are Unique Muslims !!!!
Posted By Sami Alrabaa On February 8, 2009 @ 6:20 am
Unless you are an Arab, or someone who speaks Arabic very well and have lived in Saudi Arabia for a while, you might not be aware of the following facts and practices from Saudi Arabia and Wahabi communities across the globe.
The majority of expatriates who live in Saudi Arabia, some of them for years, do not speak Arabic, have hardly any contact with the local population, and consequently know very little about what is really going on in Saudi Arabia.
Foreign reporters who want to report from Saudi Arabia are carefully selected. Friendly reporters are preferred. After they arrive in Saudi Arabia, they are accompanied by Saudi officials from the Ministry of Information. These reporters are shown what the Saudis want them to see.
First of all, Saudi Arabia, the cradle of Islam does not have a codified criminal law, and modern courts do not exist. Usually it is a cleric or the police which pass verdicts against criminals. Besides, the King and his clan are the law. They rule whimsically, supported by Wahabism, a stone-age Islamic version of Islam.
The daily Al Madeena reports on Jan. 8, 2009, “The head of Najran’s city council (unelected) issued the following verdicts: A man who beat his wife until she died receives one and a half year prison sentence and 200 flogs. Two young men who stole a sheep receive a sentence of three years and 2000 flogs.”
A Saudi practicing Muslim does not shake hands with a woman. Touching her hand stirs his sexual lust and that is haram (sinful).
Also a Saudi practicing Muslim never uses his left hand to eat, drink, or give somebody something with it. It is unhygienic. He uses it to wash his buttocks after defecating.
Women in Saudi Arabia, must veil themselves from head to toe in public. Also, a woman must be accompanied by a close relative in public, otherwise she is branded as a prostitute, and very often is snapped by the Mutawas (Morality police) and detained. Saudi women are forced to wear a niqab (face veil).
Further, a Saudi woman is not allowed to perform any public transaction; economic, financial, or administrative without the approval of a male relative, husband, father, or brother.
The Saudi Sheikh Saleh Al-Lehadan, head of the Supreme Judiciary Council, told Al Watan daily, (Dec. 2, 2008) “Women who are raped by men are themselves to blame. They provoke men by the way they dress or walk.”
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where men can marry several women or divorce them in their absence. All a man needs to marry a woman is two witnesses of his choice. To divorce a woman, he simply needs to go to the highest religious authority in his district. For more details, check out the book “Karin in Saudi Arabia”.
Almost every Saudi household has got at least one maid from the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and India. The majority of them are cheap labor and are often abused sexually by their male employers. They are forced to work for 24 hours, seven days a week for meager $ 60-70 a month. Many of them never see any money for years. After that, or after getting pregnant they are deported to their home countries.
Prince Salman, the Governor of Riyadh tells Al Madeena daily (Nov. 20, 2008), “It is a minority that abuse housemaids.” This, however, contradicts the latest report of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland, (2008), which says that over 80% of Saudi families abuse maids and treat them like slaves.
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that teaches hatred, violence, and bigotry against non-Muslims at its schools. School textbooks are filed with texts that are politically and socially incorrect. Even mathematics books teach these things. Here is a Saudi school quiz: 19 Muslims kill 2,979 infidels (with reference to 9/11). How many each one of them killed? “Saudi Textbooks Incite to Hatred and Violence”.
The same books are printed and funded by Saudis for schools in Pakistan, Indonesia, and madrassas in Deoband in India and elsewhere.
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that does not allow followers of other faiths to have their own temples. Even wearing the Christian cross in a necklace is forbidden. Its owner may be charged with proselytizing and could face flogging or deportation. On the other hand, Saudi Arabia has funded the erection of mosques all over the world, and spends billion of dollars on Islamic centers across the world.
For example, King Fahd Academy which was funded and opened in Bonn, Germany in 1995 and cost $ 20 million was recently closed because it was teaching violence and hatred by staff from Saudi Arabia. However, the “House of Islam” near Frankfurt, which is also funded by the Saudis, is still teaching a Saudi curriculum.
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that obliges non-Muslim women who marry a Muslim man to first convert to Islam. Muslim women are not allowed at all to marry a non-Muslim, unless he also converts to Islam.
Where on earth would the police prevent rescuing school girls who were caught in fire because they are not covered from head to toe? In Mecca, July 2002, the Saudi morality police blocked rescuing girls whose school was in flames. And why? The girls would have been photographed with their heads uncovered.
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that enforces gender apartheid in all walks of life.
The Saudi TV teaches children to hate the Jews. On a program for children (Oct. 12, 2008), the presenter of the program asked a sever-year old girl if she hates the Jews. The girl, veiled from head to toe, said, “Yes, I do.” And “Why?” The girl said, “Because the Jews fought our prophet Muhammad. Even Allah hates them.”
Interests on money are also haram in Islam. It is riba (usury). To bypass this, the so-called Islamic banks use the word murabaha (shared profit). In practice, it is the same as ordinary interests, but it is packed in an Islamic harmless term. “Conservative Muslims and Die Hard Socialists Feel Vindicated by the International Financial Crisis”
Saudi Arabia has the highest military expenditures in the Middle East. According to United States‘ Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook, Saudi Arabia spent $ 31,050,000,000 on arms purchase in 2008. Israel, the mightiest military power in the Middle East, on the other hand, spent $ 13,300,000,000.
Luckily, Saudi Arabia does not use its military arsenal to fight Israel, not because it does not want to do so, it is because it does not have qualified manpower to do so. Military experts believe, the weapons remain unpacked und rust in the desert. With its generous military purchases, the Saudi regime pleases the arms industry in the West, which in return it rallies support for the Saudi regime among influential politicians in the West.
As a corruption case was disclosed, related to an arms deal (of $ 20 billion) for Saudi Arabia in which Bandar, the son of the Saudi Crown Prince Sultan was implicated, Tony Blair did everything possible to cover up the case, namely, “for national interests”. Check out BBC for more details.
Saudi Fatwas (religious edicts):
Ali Al Khudhair, a Saudi Imam in Riyadh approved in a Friday preach on (April 4, 2008) of telling lies if that helps advancing Islam.
The imam of Mecca, Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais said in a preach on Jun 6, 2008, “Perfume is forbidden in Islam. Neither men nor women should use it. Perfume attracts the devil that makes you commit sins.”
Abullah Al Najdi, another Saudi imam, told Al Riyadh daily, (July 14, 2008), “Football is haram, in Islam. It is an infidels’ fad. Fighting for a ball and later celebrate a victory is senseless.”
According to the religious establishment in Saudi Arabia, the voice of a woman is also a sexual organ. She is not allowed to talk directly to non-relative males. Therefore, when a woman calls the Saudi radio to take part in a talk show, she is not dialogued by a man, but by a woman.
Sheikh Saleh Al-Lehadan also promulgated that “learning a language other than Arabic, the language of the holy Koran, is un-Islamic. It is an insult to our religion. It is obvious that those children who learn English, for example, grow up liking non-Muslims, and this is a grave mistake. You know that we should minimize our contacts with non-Muslims to the lowest limit possible. That is what our Prophet, peace be upon him, and the holy Koran teach us.”
Sheikh Saleh Al Fozan, another Saudi influential cleric has said on different occasions that it is haram for a Muslim to visit an infidel country, for any reason. “These countries are decadent and filled with devils which seduce men and women.” He said on Saudi TV (June 6, 2008).
At any rate, some Saudi families spend their vacations in Arab countries like Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, and Syria, especially in the summer fleeing the heat of their country. Women usually go shopping, and men sit down in cafes and gaze at women. Interest in culture does not exist.
The majority of Saudi men who travel to the West spend most of their time and money on chasing prostitutes.
According to the majority of Saudi clerics, music, dancing, and poetry are haram. The only book Muslims must read is the Koran. And the only “music” they must listen to is recitations of the Koran.
A hatred-inciting education system and lack of contact with the secular world in terms of books and culture have generated a fanatic population. The majority of Saudi dissidents are more fanatic than the Al Saud regime. There are very few secular Saudi dissidents, like Ali Alyami, Ali Al Ahemd, and Mai Al Yamani.
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that applies the Shrai’a law; - a combination of Koran and Hadeeth – as long as it suits the regime. It must be stressed here that the Shari’a law is a repressive, hate- and violence-inciting, and discriminatory doctrine. For more details, check out.
All that being said, we should not wonder that 15 of the 9/11 terrorists were Saudis.
To add insult to injury, the Saudi regime calls for interfaith dialogues with Christian and Jewish leaders. Check out: “Saudis Call for Interfaith Dialogue is Hypocritical.”
Sadly, and despite all the above and because of oil and Saudi Arabia’s geo-political significance during the Cold War and thereafter, the West has supported this country and still supports it.
While the West does not miss any opportunity to blast the abysmal human rights records of China, Russia, North Korea, and Zimbabwe, it ignores the atrocious human rights record of Saudi Arabia.
If Saudi Arabia did no have so much oil, the world community would perhaps ignore it like it ignores Somalia. But the regime in Riyadh cannot be ignored. It is filthy rich and dangerous. The Al Saud clan, for decades now, has funded and is still funding Islamic fanaticism across the globe.
The war on terror does not make sense in its present state and will remain futile unless the West combats the root causes of terrorism, namely, Saudi Arabia. The West is fighting a shadow.
Dr. Sami Alrabaa, an ex-Muslim, is a professor of Sociology and an Arab-Muslim culture specialist. Before moving to Germany he taught at Kuwait University, King Saud University, and Michigan State University. He also contributes to the Jerusalem Post. Dr. Alrabaa is the author of Karin in Saudi Araba: Living Under Shari’a.
URL to article: http://www.faithfreedom.org/2009/02/08/1805/
[color emphasis mine. lw]
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