L'Shanah Tovah Tikatevu!

Sheik Yer’mami & friends wish all our Jewish readers  Shana Tova u’Metukah! Gemar Chatimah Tovah!

Some of you may know that the sheik is on one of his magic carpet rides: after 5 days in Hong Kong and an equally wonderful stay in Bangkok we will spend tonight travelling home…. (no need for dinner, this whole trip was one big buffet…)

Links first:

While in Bangkok we had the pleasure of catching up with “Realist”, an expat- gentleman who posts on WoJ  frequently and we popped a few gin-tonics.

Realist is –some of you might be surprised- happily married with a wonderful Indonesian (Muslimah) who fasts during ramadan, and yet, he is a staunch anti-jihadist. He has mentioned it before on this blog, so I don’t think he will be cross with me for mentioning it again.

A sweet Jewish New Year to everybody, even if you’re not Jewish!

23 thoughts on “L'Shanah Tovah Tikatevu!”

  1. It was really great meeting you and your good lady wife Sheik we enjoyed our evening too. Hope you have a safe journey home.

  2. * Sheik Yer’mami & friends wish all our Jewish readers Shana Tova u’Metukah! Gemar Chatimah Tovah!

    Two beautiful and meaningful greetings!
    ( judaism.about.com/od/roshhashana/a/shana_howto )

  3. Just proves my point Sheik I am not anti Muslim I am anti Islam and there is a world of difference. We cant hold people who are just caught in the CULT because that is the family and country tradition as culpable for what the idiots do in the name of the CULT . All we can try and do is teach them the consequences and reality of what REAL Islam is. The very mild form followed by MOST Indonesians is on the whole very tolerant as my wife amply proves but that does not make Islam itself any less dangerous and evil.

  4. Christians are not Christians and Bhudhist are not Bhudism…and musslims are not musslims and isslam has nothing to do with isslam…Who are following that Ideology…But…you have nothing to do with the Ideology,you are something else !?..I forgot you are a communist but you are not a communist or marxist…. and too,you are a Vegetarian …BUT …you have nothing to do with Vegetarism,you are Even a Cannibal !?…I’m a Open Mind …BUT…How does that compute?…just want to Know….Sorry Realist !
    Example…Me i’m a Pig but I’m a PIg who beleive i’m a Camel…That change nothing to the fact i’m a Pig,a nice Pig,i admit but still a Pig who like to bath in the Mud.I don’t know if someone understand.

  5. “All we can try and do is teach them the consequences and reality of what REAL Islam is. The very mild form followed by MOST Indonesians is on the whole very tolerant as my wife amply proves but that does not make Islam itself any less dangerous and evil.”

    See there is the problem with Realist.

    The very mild form fllowed by MOST Indonesias is on the whole very tolerant indeed (I lived ther two years) and MOST of the Muslim world is the same and that IS Islam. So your terminology is incorrect and you should stop contradicting yourself and argue that Radical Muslims is the problem and target them. IF this blog and the blog-owner did that I would be the first to support him.

    Tell your wife Eid Mubarak Karim – or Happy Eid’l Fitr.

    1. Solker sly:

      “The very mild form fllowed by MOST Indonesias is on the whole very tolerant indeed (I lived ther two years) and MOST of the Muslim world is the same and that IS Islam.”

      Want a list of how many churches have been burned in Indo in the last 20 years? Want a list of how many Christian school-children were beheaded on their way to school? Want the records of how many times the Chinese in Indo have been attacked, blundered and raped (in the streets) just because they’re considered infidels?

      Do you really think we have forgotten about the jihad against Christian East Timor?

      Finally, tell us Solker: do they read a different Koran, do Indonesia’s imam’s teach another Islam from the ones in Jeddah or Teheran?

  6. “So your terminology is incorrect and you should stop contradicting yourself and argue that Radical Muslims is the problem and target them. IF this blog and the blog-owner did that I would be the first to support him.”

    Do you have the courage of your convictions to go onto Radical Muslim blogs and preach tolerance. Or are you going to hang around this blog and piss into the wind with your incoherent ramblings. I doubt you have the guts, you will stay here because it is the lazy option. I would love you to prove me wrong, but I doubt that you will.

  7. Sulkher I said MOST not ALL Indonesians but of course you pea brain is unable to see that distinction. And Abu Abdullah please explain how I displayed ‘cognitive dissonance’ I dont think you even understand what that means.

  8. Also Sulkher I would hardly call Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Pakistani, Afghanistani, Iranian Islam MILD no they follow the REAL brutal hate and death Islam. There is at least some hope for most Indonesians but none at all for those barbarians.

  9. Agreed Realist.
    Islam is the problem and, even if people with real cognitivc problems (i.e. abu abdullah) feel that all is ok with the house of islam, in reality it is not. Indonesian islam was once mild, that is now changing rapidly. People of other religions are now being attacked on a frequent basis. Many are murdered. Indonesia seems to be following Pakistan in some respects. Abu abdullah should learn to understand a language properly before trying to misuse it in an attempt to be witty – when trying to be witty then what is written should be witty. Most proper analysis suggest that islam is a problem at present, and attempts to justify the many crimes that have been committed in its name as simply errant behavior by slightly confused muslims does all, including muslims, a great disservice. abdullah – why is islamic inspired violence endemic in the muslim world? Against non-muslims, muslim against muslim, and at the family level where women are murdered for standing up for their rights. Yes – this is culturally based, but these abhorrent culturally based acts of violence are regularly justified with references to islam and the quran. Addullah may well be a muslim making limited and non-systematic observations which, due to cognitive and other failures, resonate with a limited world view and bear little correlation with the actual system under observation.

  10. Pea brain Realist? Did I say those things? No. If you wish to get all defensive and upperty, suggest you look in the mirror first.

    I said, just scroll up and confirm it, that MOST Muslims and not ALL as well. I find it rather pathetic to accuse and insult when you cannot read text for a start, I also find it rediculous that you can pick and chose to generalise on one hand and then do not on another. That never works.

    Most Muslims in the world follow Islam, thus to say you can have good Muslims but Islam is evil is the same cr*p that Wilders is trying to spout which is illogical.

    Thus if you wish to be collective, then the only argument that sticks is that Most Muslims are peace loving and good people because Islamic teachings show that. Just like radical and dangerous Muslims are being evil and such because they are chosing to interpret Islam in that fashion. Now since MOST Muslims are good and not radical, then it is logical to say that Most Muslims disagree with radicals.

    Your raising Pakistan, Saudi and other places is moot, we know that the forces running the place is radical and they are not the representatives of the entire Muslim World.

    Thus, in summary Realist, being unable to read is the first test of a “pea brain”. Salamat.

  11. Thanks for that, solker.

    “Most Muslims are peace loving and good people because Islamic teachings show that..”

    Would you mind to post some of the suras that makes Muslims good people because of Islamic teachings?

  12. Blog-owner, if you want to play that game, go ahead and allow me to respond to each and everyone, for that I am happy to go and pull statistics.

    Your type (right-wing agenda bloggers) like to show individual examples to ad nauseum and state that this is a reflection of the greater sum total of life. Thus for Indonesia you talk about some churches being burnt down, attacks on kids going to school and and a number of rapes.

    Now, having been a political officer at my Embassy there for two years, I see the reports etc, had discussed with authorities some of those types of events to gain the full picture.

    It starts off with getting reports firstly from radical sources or lobby groups. Yes there are religious based events but they are not that common even though horrible and inexcusable – village versus village for whatever reason and bingo churches are burned down, in retaliation mosques are burnt down etc (not that yo mention the latter). What you get is in fact, things like, this: There are, like all the world rapes. But Christian groups will count and advertise those from Christian girls and assume it is done by a Muslim because the other is – as you put it ‘an infidel’. Note only agenda based groups would use such words.

    The reality is that there is violence in all these countries but if you wish to identify and report only certain types, you get an incorrect view. This is the sort of BS that Gellar is the best at. It does not stick, and that is why the world is not screaming and sanctioning and condemning Indonesia, but it is doing so in Sudan and Iran – because the stats confirm it.

    We all know, if we actually bother to look, that there is a very serious radical portion in Indonesia, in fact just this week the leader (he was actually a Malaysian citizen) was killed after a 8 year man-hunt. We know about the great number of radical web-sites that the Indonesian government does nothing about because there are those whom are bribed or threatened by certain elements. We know there are distinct and powerful groups wit Mosques that spout hatred and violence but they are never closed down, a big question. I know via my work that there are also “building investment funds” based in Indonesia that is certainly there to fund terrorism and that the Indonesian government stalls attempts by US and International organisations to have them closed and owners identified.

    What I cannot stand is the rediculous attempts that are in fact petty but distract from the real dangerous and battles that need to be won, simply because their agenda wishes to paint a wider brush and thus attempt to hijack and sabotage those “real issues”.

  13. * Now, having been a political officer at my Embassy there for two years

    This reminds me of a series of sketches on the Mavis Bramston Show
    (yes, I am old enough to remember) that went something like “Who are you today, Bruce?” With all your personas and role-plays, Solkhar, I could ask “who are you today, Solkhar?” I doubt I would get an honest answer – allah & its false prophet don’t seem to put a premium on truth.

    Who are you, Solkhar, and who do you serve?

  14. How do we determine what part of islam should be held responsible for a followers actions? Answer, ‘it’s the jihad stupid’, the subjugation and fascistic nature of this evil ideology. The radical muslims believe that what they do is the best thing for their religion, the more devout a muslim the more inclined they are to barbaric behavior befitting an undomesticated animal, and so there is something in islam that leads to horrible crimes. Muslims trying to defend infidel criticism of islam need to confront the radicals, not the infidel. But that will not happen because there are risks involved…

  15. “Now, having been a political officer at my Embassy there for two years, I see the reports etc, had discussed with authorities some of those types of events to gain the full picture.”

    Just whose Embassy are YOU a Political Officer of Sulkher and if it is the Dutch Embassy do they know you are a Mohammedan Militant supporter????? Your LIES and comical claims are becoming more amd more ridiculous. What ever must your BF think when you make such a fool of yourself PEA BRAIN.

  16. If you ARE in the Dutch Embassy its no wonder you are scared to death of Gert Wilders when he wins power in Holland SCUM like you will be gone in short order.

  17. Realist, there are at least 30 Muslims that I know were (I am retired now) in the foreign service when I was there, all very loyal and dedicated. You assumptions are rediculous.

    Using, by the way, words like ‘SCUM’ to try and insult me is just a determinant of the level of quality of the person who said it.

    Usually those with no logic in their argument and just like “mouthing off” immediately with no justification claim, for instance, that I support militancy. If you actually spent your time reading postings instead of …. whatever you do…. you will note that I am aposed to and attack radicalism and militancy altogether. The subject of radicalism and militancy has been discussed, civily for instance, with “kaw” and if you go to the current thread about Hamas, you will see that I give no support and condemn Hamas for being linked to terrorism and that any attempt by them to legitimize themselves will not work. Kaw, agreed with me.

    Basically, Realist, your arguments and insults above only make you look the more embarassing, illogical and “potty mouth”. It goes to show that you have some serious problems and issues that need working out, one of them is the double-standards you have visa vi with having no problem and marrying a Muslim but in the same breadth declaring Islam evil. Rather like the Wilder’s logic.

    Speaking of Wilders. He has less than 15 per cent of the vote “in local and community elections” and less than 8 per cent in national politics. He is not only dispised by those 85 per cent in local elections that his chance of coming into power via an election is less than zero. Remembering also that he is a one-agenda party so has no platform on subjects like economics and finance or civil service reforms, he is apposed to the EU (so I guess he now has a second agenda) and it is already known that the Queen would refuse to ask him to form a government if somehow he was elected – or in fact any government that had him as a coalition member.

    But it is all moot, because begining on January 20 next year he will be in a court and will certainly be found guilty and out of politics altogether. A last comment, Dutch diplomats do not fear him, but he certainly creates work for the damage control that they must do for his rediculous and hypocritical posturing. Fortunately I was out of the service by the time he became noisy.

    1. Solker slick:

      Wilders “is a one-agenda party so has no platform on subjects like economics and finance or civil service reforms, he is apposed to the EU”-

      Seems to me that you’re the one not reading or comprehending what Wilders is all about. Here, try again.

      Usually those with no logic in their argument and just like “mouthing off” immediately with no justification claim, for instance, that..blah blah…If you actually spent your time reading postings instead of …. whatever you do…radicalism and militancy…(try Islam, Solker, then it starts making sense!)

      The Queen is a figure head in Holland, not an absolute ruler. She is quite irrelevant, solker, you fail to understand that.
      Its no double standard at all for Realist to marry a Muslim. Muslims are humans in spite of Islam, not because of it. Realist is a decent, happy man, solker, and doesn’t need to resort to lies and obfuscation like you, a self- professed Islamic polit-commissar.

      “Dutch diplomats do not fear him”- is false. Diplomats, with few, it any exceptions, are pathetic, cowardly creatures and more often than not in the camp of the enemy. Most western countries are not even onto the amount of treason committed by these faceless, unelected bureaucritters. Again, solker: integrity is a word you fail to understand completely, must be un-Islamic. These very same ‘diplomats’ are shitting themselves just like the established Socialist cowards are ganging up on Wilders to finish him off.

      They won’t succeed. For if they do, they will be swept away and if they don’t, they lose their cushy jobs. Its them who’s on the defense, not Wilders.

      Stay tuned for surprises!

  18. Solkhar the devious: “Using, by the way, words like ‘SCUM’ to try and insult me is just a determinant of the level of quality of the person who said it.”

    And words like “agenda-driven blog owner”, “evangalist” (sic – knowing the contempt you hold towards the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His crucifixion), “radical” and the like are a determinant of what, exactly?

    Spin it, Solkhar!

  19. Interesting the item on Bolton and his opposition to everything…..er…..the missile defence shield cancellation.

    Bolton is quoted as saying:

    “……Secretary Gates’s comments were the “most disingenuous.” Yes, we want a defense against the short-and-medium-range threat, but the whole idea of missile defense is based on a “layered defense.” “Gates was a problem in the Bush administration on missile defense. He was always weak on this.”…….”

    We should actually first look at Bolton’s period in the Bush Administration, short lived, more than contraversial – in fact destructive and Bush was rather relieved when Bolton’ permenancy was canned by a bi-partisan unanimous “get thee gone!”.

    If Bolton was in charge, the US would be at war in Iraq (as apposed to controlling a peace there and leaving), Afghanistan (with less troops and more troubles), Pakistan and Iran and even the most uneducated strategist knows that there would be thousands of Americans being killed each month, no success and no Allies, as they would have all dropped him because he would have called them rude and vulgar names, as he typically does.

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