If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant; if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion. Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters above everything. Â â€”Confucius
Indonesia is “a secular nation?”
According to James Clapper, Â Director of National Intelligence, Â the Muslim Brotherhood has ‘eschewed violence and decried al-Qaeda as a perversion of Islam.’ They run 29 hospitals ‘not under the guise of an extremist agenda,’ Clapper said.
If that’s what goes for intelligence in the U.S. we are cooked like last years Christmas goose.
Secular Indonesians doing what they do best: gaga over Gaga
Â The new Associated Press disclaimer:
Indonesia, a secular nation of 240 million people, is often held up by the U.S. and others in the West as example of how Islam and democracy can coexist. Â Ninety percent of the population is Muslim, but most practice a moderate, tolerant form of the faith.
Indonesia is about as ‘secular’ as the Muslim Brotherhood itself. WTF is the Associated Press distorting reality like this and who is behind it?
We should recall how other people behave when subjected to military occupation or political abuse. Where are the Tibetan Buddhist suicide bombers? They have the suicide part down, because they are now practicing a campaign ofself-immolationâ€”which, being the incendiary equivalent of a hunger strike, is about as far from suicide bombing as can be conceived. And where is that long list of PalestinianÂ ChristianÂ suicide bombers you’ve been keeping in your desk? Now would be a good time to produce it. As you know, Palestinian Christians suffer the same Israeli occupation. How many have blown themselves up on a bus in Tel Aviv? One? Two? Where, for that matter, are the Pakistani, Iraqi, or Egyptian suicide bombers killing for the glory of Christ? These Christian communities are regularly attacked by suicidal jihadistsâ€”why don’t they respond with the same sort of violence? This is practically a science experiment: We’ve got the same people, speaking the same language, living in the same places, eating the same foodâ€”and one group forms a death cult of aspiring martyrs and the other does not. Â Â Sam Harris here enunciates common-sense truths that seem to elude most of the learned analysts these days,
EGYPT faces a presidential runoff vote between the Muslim Brotherhood and a former leader of the old regime– -Â ‘’What happened to the revolution?’’
Â So how’s that old Arab Spring going? You remember â€“ the “Facebook Revolution.” As I write, they’re counting the votes in Egypt’s presidential election, so by the time you read this the pecking order may have changed somewhat. But currently in first place is the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi, who in an inspiring stump speech before the students of Cairo University the other night told them, “Death in the name of Allah is our goal.”—-Like!
What’s happening in Syria? (BCF)