I'm Your King Bee, Baby…

Why Muslims love us  (Italians especially)


Italians stationed in Nassiriya donated  47 electricity generators to the local mosque, which the Shia religious leader in the area, Majeed al-Esawee distributed to local clergy.


“The Italian humanitarian gesture made many Muslims happy. They were praying in the dark and now they have light. No one ever gave us a gift like that and we hope that the collaboration (with the Italians) will continue,” said al-Esawee.

Nassiriya is notorious in Italy, where is remembered for the brutal massacre of 19 Italians in November 2003. Al-Qaeda took responsibility for the attack that killed 12 Italian police, five soldiers and two civilians.

At the local Training Center they are running a variety of courses, including seminars on women’s rights.

(women’s rights, what could be more important? Lets go and break the glass-ceiling! /ed)

Local farmers have been supplied with beehives and there are now 200 beekeepers in the province compared with two a year ago.

* Read that again: that’ll fix it:

Local farmers have been supplied with beehives and there are now 200 beekeepers in the province compared with two a year ago.

* And Australia finances 46 mosques and Madrassas in Indonesia alone…

Meanwhile, in the real world:

Al-Sadr: “I call upon the honest Iraqi resistance to carry out revenge operations against the great accomplice of the Zionist enemy”

A tooth for a tooth

Last March al-Sadr said: “I have failed to liberate Iraq, and transform its society into an Islamic society.” But he has not given up. The theology of jihad doesn’t allow him to give up. (right, Yusuf?)

“Iraq: Cleric urges ‘revenge operations’ over Gaza,” from AP, January 7 (thanks to Sr. JW):

NAJAF, Iraq – Anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called on the Iraqi resistance Wednesday to stage “revenge operations” against American forces to protest Israel’s Gaza offensive.The statement issued by his office in the Shiite holy city of Najaf came as criticism is mounting over civilian deaths in Gaza.

The State Department dismissed al-Sadr’s calls, describing them as “outrageous.”

“Any call for attacks against Americans is outrageous and, frankly, not worthy of much more comment,” deputy State Department spokesman Robert Wood told reporters. “Outside calls to attack Americans for what’s going on in the region are outrageous.”

Al-Sadr also urged that Palestinian flags to be raised on mosques, churches and buildings in Iraq in a show of solidarity and that all countries close Israeli embassies.

The cleric issued a statement last month calling for protests, and his followers have complied with rallies against the offensive.

But he said more steps are needed “due to the continuation of Arab silence and the massacres committed by the Zionist enemy under U.S. and international cover.”

“I call upon the honest Iraqi resistance to carry out revenge operations against the great accomplice of the Zionist enemy,” he said, using rhetoric referring to the United States and Israel….

The U.S. Government Builds Mosques and Madrassahs

Daniel Pipes

An Agence France-Presse dispatch, dated today, reads “Matachina: The Madrassa of Martyrs Rebuilt by the USA Remains Empty.” It describes a mosque complex in a town near Khost in Afghanistan’s southeast. The unnamed reporter tells of finding a stone stele by the side of the road announcing (I am translating here from French) the “Matachina Mosque, rebuilt in 2002 with the assistance of the American people.”

The U.S. government has helped pay for a mosque!?

Apparently so. The news report explains that at least 34 persons – combatants, religious students, women, and children – were killed in the U.S. bombardment of the mosque and its adjoining Koranic school on November 16, 2001, in the midst of the American offensive against the Taliban. The new building, paid for by the U.S. Army, is said to be “practically identical” with the previous one, including a wooden door decorated with arabesques out of bronze.

If this report is true, it is a scandal, and an important one. Yet again, it appears, American governmental agencies are giving special treatment to Islam, whether endorsing of the faith or cutting breaks for it by selling land at less than 10 percent of its market price when the purpose is mosque construction. Such privileged treatment is simply not permissible according to the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”) and must come to an immediate end.

As an ironic post-script, the AFP report quotes a nearby soldier in Matachina saying that “Nobody ever comes to this mosque.” The journalist elaborates: “Not a resident steps foot in it. Barely rebuilt, the mosque is already abandoned. The faithful prefer to pray elsewhere.” So, not only did the U.S. Army illegally build a mosque, but it also wasted taxpayer funds. (February 24, 2004)

Feb. 25, 2004 update: For an (imperfect) English translation of the above item, seehttp://www.news24.com/News24/World/News/0,,2-10-1462_1488957,00.html.

Aug. 30, 2004 update: The U.S. government also is providing money for madrassahs, the Islamic schools blamed for encouraging Islamism in Indonesia, and lots of it – $157 million over five years, to be exact, Reuters reports today. So, taxpayer aid to parochial schools inside the United States is illegal but the same aid in Indonesia is legal?

Oct. 8, 2004 update: The U.S. government has provided $32,000 “for reconstruction of one of the biggest mosques in Northeast Bulgaria,” reports a Bulgarian source. It astonishes me how, when it comes to Islamic institutions, antidisestablishmentarianism increasingly prevails.

Feb. 22, 2006 update: After terrorists bombed the dome at the Golden Mosque in Samarra, George W. Bush announced that “the American people pledge to work with the people of Iraq to rebuild and restore the Golden Mosque of Samarra to its former glory.” Sounds like a clear violation of church and state to me.

Mar. 7, 2007 update: Not all the U.S.-government sponsored Islamic schools are in faraway places, I report today at “Other Taxpayer-Funded American Madrassas.” These schools are in the United States itself.

May 13, 2007 update: “US to build Afghan super-madrassas,” writes Gethin Chamberlain in theSunday Telegraph,

in an attempt to persuade parents not to send their children across the border to Pakistan for instruction at hard-line religious schools. Work has started on two “super-madrassas” in Paktika, which borders Pakistan, and more are planned. The American government is also paying for the refurbishment of mosques in the area, in the hope of winning over religious leaders. … Each madrassa will accommodate 1,000 boarding pupils, all of them boys.

Aware of the problem inherent in having government-built religious institutions, U.S. Major Jason Smallfield explains: “In Afghan terms it is a madrassa, but those words have baggage and if word gets back to a Western public that we are building madrassas, that is a bad thing. It is a religious school, but it is not a religious education.”

Comment: Sounds like gobbly-gook to me. Taxpayers are funding a religious school, period.

May 15, 2007 update: “Hugh Fitzgerald” takes on this issue at “The terminal naivete of Westerners,” where he concludes:

The policy of building madrassas and refurbishing mosques in Afghanistan is madness. It is also unconstitutional. American taxes are being used to favor, abroad, a religion, and far worse, one religion over others. Where is the Constitutional challenge to this? There is a case to be brought. Bring it, you pro-bono-seeking lawyers you. Enter the casebooks. Enter history.

Jan. 30, 2008 update: The effort goes on, writes Jon Boone from Khost in “US military funds construction of Islamic schools in Afghanistan” for the Financial Times.

The US military is funding the construction of Islamic schools, or madrassas , in the east of Afghanistan in an attempt to stem the tide of young people going to radical religious schools in Pakistan. … US reconstruction cash has helped establish two state-run madrassas in the province of Khost, and a third is on its way. Commander David Adams, head of the US provincial reconstruction team in Khost, the province on the border with Pakistan, said more were planned. … In parts of eastern Afghanistan, US soldiers distribute copies of the Koran and “mosque refurbishment kits” that include sound systems powered by solar panels and prayer rugs.

Mar. 6, 2008 update: “Can a Case Be Made to Enjoin further madrassa and mosque building?” inquires “Brian T.” Yes, he replies, based on a review of the case history (Lemon V. Kurtzman, Reid v. Covert, Lamont v. Woods).

Mar. 27, 2008 update: The Canadian government may join its American counterpart in building “moderate” madrassahs in Afghanistan if its people on the ground get their wish, reports Le Figaro.

June 5, 2009 update: “US embassy inaugurates D1.6M Islamic school project” comes a report by Gibairu Janneh from Gambia.

Officials from the US embassy in Banjul, Thursday 4 June, 2009, inaugurated an Islamic school in Kanjabinah village in the Foni Berefect District. The Islamic school, worth 1.6 million dalasis [=$61,000], was funded by the Africa Humanitarian Assistance program of the US government. The school consists of four classrooms, two stores, one office and three outside toilets, all fitted with tiles.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, on behalf of the National Assembly member of the area, the chairman of Brikama Area council, Sunkary Bajjie, remarked that America is a true friend of The Gambia. He described the gesture as a representation of the hope and courage that the US President Barack Obama stands for in the world. …Speaking earlier on, Alkalo of Kanjabinah village, Fabakary Colley, thanked the US for the gesture. But he went on to appeal to the embassy to consider helping the school with furniture for the classrooms, a well and the wages of the teachers who will be teaching at the school.

For his part, the charge d’ affaire of the United States embassy, Brian Bachmam, … noted that education is a basic right the people of the world have and that it is through education that “our greatest hopes for advancement lies. We are very pleased to work with this community towards the inauguration of the school. The school is built by funds given by the United States government and people, under the program of African Command for Humanitarian Assistance.”

The highlight of the event was Bachhman’s comment that many people might be surprised that the U.S. government is involved in the building of Islamic schools, but he assured them “that is not the case because there are millions of Muslims in the US that freely practice their religion” and that Americans “have great respect for Islam.”

Comment: The blatant illegality of these efforts astound me. Enough is enough: I will try to find a public-interest law firm to stop this string of illegal actions.

Jan. 30, 2010 update: Illegal activity appears to be going on a large scale in Afghanistan, according to a New York Times report, “Marines Invest in Local Afghan Projects.” A single Marine company has already financed eight mosque projects and has another twelve on the books. “Mosques are the big thing right now,” says Petty Officer Third Class Mark H. Funk.

4 thoughts on “I'm Your King Bee, Baby…”

  1. Yes, but the muslim invasion started under Hawke and Keating. Both camps hold responsibility for inviting the scum into Oz. On hols and have noticed we will have a real problem in Brissy – have identified at least 2 muslim gangs inhabiting inner city area. There also appears to be a muslim move to penetrate to the outlying suburbs. Be aware that violence follows these muslims like cancer follows too much exposure to the summer sun.

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