Pot peddlers ‘forced teens to become Muslim’
Whatever happened to ‘There is no compulsion in religion. The right direction is distinct from error’ (Quran 2:256)” and ‘Unto you your religion, and unto me my religion,’ (Quran 109:6)???
Police have arrested members of a gang of Eastern European immigrants who used violence, intimidation and the promotion of Islam to control marijuana trafficking operations in the Neuchâtel mountains, cantonal justice authorities said on Thursday.
Three members were detained for questioning following the arrest of another ringleader in March, who remains in jail, the public prosecutor’s office said, while issuing an appeal to the public for more information to help permanently disband the group.
The gang, which calls itself the Jamahat, forced other young people to become Muslims as part of its operations, said officials.
Blasphemy Is in the Soul of the Beholder
Remember this portrait of the liberal establishment’s “lord and savior”?
As remarked here earlier,
The 30″ x 54″ acrylic painting, by Michael D’Antuono, is entitled, “The Truth.” It is evidently not a sick joke, but an actual tribute, inspired by religious awe. The title is a reference to John 14:6.
To liberals, Obama isn’t a cheap little punk, a Marxist saboteur, or a post turtle. He is a deity. After he absolves the white man of his sins by destroying America, we will have heaven on earth in the form of a Third World socialist utopia.
The painting is back in the news, now that it is being displayed at the Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery in Boston.
It was originally supposed to debut nearly four years ago at New York City’s Union Square. But that event was cancelled due to public outrage.
Obama’s reelection proves we are past outrage now.
A spokesperson for the art gallery told Fox News there hasn’t been any criticism of the painting.
The artist dismisses those who object to blasphemy by sniffing,
“My intent was not to compare him to Jesus.”
Sure, of course not.
Since a Marxist community activist who advanced to the presidency through Affirmative Action now represents divinity in the crumbling remnants of this country, Glenn Beck produced this majestic artwork, inspired by Andres Serrano’s famous Piss Christ:
Unlike Serrano, Beck used fake urine. He didn’t get an NEA grant, but bidding did climb to $11,000 before eBay made him take it down, presumably for being blasphemous.
On tips from The Only Other Conservative in Seattle, Artfldgr, Sam Adams, and FreedomByTheBlade.
… unless the west criminalises ‘hate-speech’ there will be riots and jihad and its all our fault:
Turkey’s President calls on West to “curb” criticism of Islam
Gul says he believes in free speech, but “incitement to hate and violence” should not enjoy free speech protections. By this he doesn’t mean the hate sermons of imams calling for jihad against Infidels, but the writings of “Islamophobes,” including accurate analyses of how jihadists use the texts and teachings of Islam to promote violence and supremacism.
The problem with his distinction between freedom of speech and “incitement to hate and violence” is that what constitutes the latter is a subjective judgment. The person who gets to decide what is “incitement to hate and violence” is the one who holds the power to control the public discourse. If the standard by which such incitement is determined is whether or not Muslims are rioting over something, then to outlaw this “incitement” would be tantamount to saying that all Muslims need do is riot in order to shut up someone who is saying things they don’t like.
And that, of course, is Abdullah Gul’s real objective: to compel the West to criminalize criticism of Islam and adopt Sharia blasphemy codes, under the guise of criminalizing “hate speech.”
As for Gul’s claim that “Islamophobia” is akin to antisemitism, the late Christopher Hitchens ably took that claim apart when writing a few years ago about the Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero: “‘Some of what people are saying in this mosque controversy is very similar to what German media was saying about Jews in the 1920s and 1930s,’ Imam Abdullah Antepli, Muslim chaplain at Duke University, told the New York Times. Yes, we all recall the Jewish suicide bombers of that period, as we recall the Jewish yells for holy war, the Jewish demands for the veiling of women and the stoning of homosexuals, and the Jewish burning of newspapers that published cartoons they did not like.”
Gul’s aim in this is to intimidate people into thinking that criticism of Islamic supremacism leads to the gas chambers, and thus there must be no criticism of Islamic supremacism. The unstated assumption is that if one group was unjustly accused of plotting subversion and violence, and was viciously persecuted and massacred on the basis of those false accusations, then any group accused of plotting subversion and violence must be innocent, and any such accusation must be in service of preparing for their internment and massacre.
The key difference is not only that Muslim leaders worldwide have made their intention to conquer and subjugate non-Muslims very clear, in a way that Jews never did in the run-up to the Holocaust; it is also that anti-jihadists nowhere advocate a “final solution” for Muslims, and never will — we are merely calling upon them to drop the authoritarian and repressive aspects of Sharia and obey the laws of the Western societies in which they live. This is a movement in defense of freedom and equality of rights before the law.
“Turkish president Abdullah Gul on Syria and Islamophobia,” by Haroon Siddiqui in the Toronto Star, November 28:
…Abdullah Gul, president of Turkey, heads a prosperous moderate Muslim democracy when much of the Middle East is roiled by popular revolts against dictatorships and for better economic conditions….
A few JW links:
“Nukes are un-Islamic”
Islam apologists and the mullah’s of Iran have been telling us for years that nukes are somehow ‘unislamic’ while the centrifuges have been spinning more furiously than their lies. If you want to be deceived, trust Muslims:
Iran: “Despite the sanctions, most likely this year we will have a substantial growth in centrifuge machines and we will continue enrichment with intensity”
And the “world powers” are placing their hopes in a new “window of opportunity” for “diplomacy,” even though Iran has made it abundantly clear that it will not be dissuaded from uranium enrichment. “Iran ‘will press on with enrichment:’ nuclear chief,” by Yeganeh Torbati for Reuters, November 28
Its not true, its not true!
Egyptian court sentences seven Christians to death for Muhammad video
Since Obama has repeatedly condemned this video, don’t expect him to stand up for the freedom of speech or say a word about this new advance of Sharia in glorious “Arab Spring” Egypt.
“Egyptian Christians sentenced to death for anti-Islam film,” from Reuters, November 28 (thanks to JW)
Chutzpah on steroids:
Iran blasts Canada as “racist” for pointing out its human rights abuses
And used the opportunity to spread a bit more antisemitic propaganda at the UN, as if there weren’t enough there already. It’s interesting to note how remarkably similar Mohammad Khazaee sounds to spokesmen for Islamic supremacist groups in the U.S.: the same ridiculous “racism” charge, the same tu quoque, the same claiming of victim status, the same demonizing of Israel. Is Khazaee taking lessons from Hussam Ayloush?
“Iran blasts Canada as ‘racist’ and ‘self-centred’ for moving UN resolution condemning Islamic Republic’s abuses,” by Kathryn Blaze Carlson for the National Post, November 28:
Iran called Canada “racist” and “self-centred” at a UN meeting on Tuesday, where it tried to deflect criticism of its own human rights record and balked at a Canadian-led resolution condemning Iranian abuses.
Iran: Muslims murder Jewish woman to seize her property for a mosque
Jew hatred is a religious mandate under Islam.
They wanted her property for a mosque, and ultimately their piety could not be restrained. “Jewish woman brutally murdered in Iran over property dispute,” by Ilan Ben Zion in the Times of Israel, November 28:
A 57-year-old Jewish woman was brutally stabbed to death and her body mutilated on Monday by Muslim attackers in the Iranian city of Isfahan, in what her family says was a religiously motivated crime related to a property dispute, Menashe Amir, an expert on Iranian Jewry who spoke with the victim’s family, has told The Times of Israel.
Oh how they hate the truth!
AP ends the use of “ Islamophobia, Homophobia “
Ekmeleddin Ihsanoghlu seen shrieking hysterically:
“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.” Confucius quotes (China’s most famous teacher, philosopher, and political theorist, 551-479 BC)
AP Under Attack for Removing Islamophobia, Homophobia from Stylebook
Posted By Daniel Greenfield In The Point
First the Associated Press announced that it would continue using “Illegal Alien” instead of “Undocumented American”, “Accidental Border Crosser” or “Beautiful Dreamer” on the grounds that it was well… technically accurate.
Now the AP is throwing out Homophobia and Islamophobia on the grounds that they are inaccurate and conflate prejudice with mental illness. And that has led to outrage hysteria from the usual organs of the left who like sticking to their politicized words once they’ve made enough people aware of them.
“Ethnic cleansing is a euphemism for pretty violent activities, a phobia is a psychiatric or medical term for a severe mental disorder. Those terms have been used quite a bit in the past, and we don’t feel that’s quite accurate,” AP Deputy Standards Editor Dave Minthorn said.
Again, that is accurate, despite the progressive response that adding phobia as a suffix allows it to mean a completely different thing.
These are the same fools who used to tell us we would be “better red than dead” in the days of the cold war. (spit!)
From the Brussels Journal, thanks to BCF. BNI has done a great job on this, here:
The rape of Europe by Muslim parasites
The German author Henryk M. Broder recently told the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant (12 October) that young Europeans who love freedom, better emigrate. Europe as we know it will no longer exist 20 years from now. Whilst sitting on a terrace in Berlin, Broder pointed to the other customers and the passers-by and said melancholically: “We are watching the world of yesterday.”
Europe is turning Muslim. As Broder is sixty years old he is not going to emigrate himself. “I am too old,” he said. However, he urged young people to get out and “move to Australia or New Zealand. That is the only option they have if they want to avoid the plagues that will turn the old continent uninhabitable.”
“Whoever brings about a multiethnic state brings the society into a condition, at the very least, of a potential civil war.”–Giving Voice to the Voiceless–GoV
When Koranimals Feel Provoked
We cannot, and must not, stand for a religion that will limit our ability to speak, especially a religion that openly calls for the murder of people of other religions, and often even its own.
The Sydney police force announced a few weeks ago that, in anticipation of more hostile Islamic street protests similar to those that several weeks ago had turned violent, it intended to increase its numbers by several hundred. The original protest, sparked by the YouTube video that mocked the Islamic prophet Mohammed, featured people sporting placards that read, “Behead those who insult the prophet,” and ended with at least nine arrests.
Sydney, Australia? A place that prides itself on racial and religious tolerance and for being a land of broad multi-culturalism? Well, as the young Muslim, Mohammed Zuhbi from Liverpool Sydney told reporter Tom Tilley from Triple J, “We don’t want to apologize for our behaviour, or feel like we need to justify our existence because of this.”
Zuhbi then asked how else can you express yourself when you are seeing death on a global scale, besides being violent. He went on to claim it was a peaceful protest, but had escalated when the police “provoked” them with batons and pepper spray — just as the Americans had provoked them into violence with their unforgivable treatment of Muslims, including Israeli provocations.