Hula Hula Jihad

Damn it! where would we be without them!

HONOLULU – Hawaii’s state Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to celebrate “Islam Day” — over the objections of a few lawmakers who said they didn’t want to honor a religion connected to Sept. 11, 2001.

The Senate‘s two Republicans argued that a minority of Islamic extremists have killed many innocents in terrorist attacks.

“I recall radical Islamists around the world cheering the horrors of 9/11. That is the day all civilized people of all religions should remember,” said Republican Sen. Fred Hemmings to the applause of more than 100 people gathered in the Senate to oppose a separate issue — same-sex civil unions.

* Conflicts among Hawaii’s Muslims

* Muslim Association of Hawaii Wants Laws Against Blasphemy

* Update: Hawaii “Islam Day” secretly marks September 11

The resolution to proclaim Sept. 24, 2009, as Islam Day passed the Senate on a 22-3 vote. It had previously passed the House and now goes to Republican Gov. Linda Lingle.

The bill seeks to recognize “the rich religious, scientific, cultural and artistic contributions” that Islam and the Islamic world have made. It does not call for any spending or organized celebration of Islam Day.

“We are a state of tolerance. We understand that people have different beliefs,” said Sen. Will Espero, a Democrat. “We may not all agree on every single item and issue out there, but to say and highlight the negativity of the Islamic people is an insult to the majority” of believers “who are good law-abiding citizens of the world.”

But Republican Sen. Sam Slom argued that the United States has become too sympathetic toward Islamic extremists.

“I don’t think there’s any country in the history of the world that has been more tolerant than the United States of America, and because of that tolerance, we’ve looked the other way a lot of times, and many thousands of our citizens have been killed by terrorists,” said Slom, a Republican.

The lone Democrat voting against the bill opposed it on church-state separation fears.

Muslims in Hula Hula land

8 thoughts on “Hula Hula Jihad”

  1. There are NO contributions that are attributable to Islam or to muslims!!!! NONE!!!

  2. Aloha Allahu!
    Music and dance is from Satan.
    Stone the hula dancers!
    From hula skirts to hula veils!

  3. To kaw: Off course, the ignorant and uneducated like you cannot see the contributions of Islaam and Muslims as they see the truth cannot. Ignorance begets hate and hate begets blindness in the heart. If there is any good in you, Allaah will lift the veil off your heart so you may see the truth.

    To Ihor Staruch:

    By attacking Muslim women’s veil, you are also attacking Vergin Mary. Don’t you know she covered hereself from head to toe except for her face.? As for Muslim women who choose to cover their face, they do it out of peity just as some Christian women choose to dedicate their lives to serving God (Allaah Almighty) and become nuns !.

    All those who attack Islaam do so without knowing anything about it except what they read in a media that misleads rather than leads. Media that is controlled by self-interest groups like the Zionists and Evangilical Christians for Israel. Relying on someone else to feed you with their biased veiw of events and analysis of news, without filtering it and analyzing it yourself, will make you a blind follower and an intellectual slave to them.

  4. “All those who attack Islaam do so without knowing anything about it except what they read in a media that misleads rather than leads.”

    Really, Bahjat?

    I “attack” islam because it specifically denies that Jesus Christ is the
    Son of God (Sura 4:171), and denies that Jesus Christ was crucified
    or killed (Sura 4:157).

    There are consequences for blasphemy – islam will go the way of
    other religions that follow false prophets and false christs. Nothing
    the OIC, the UN, the “controlled” media (or you) can do about it.

  5. Bahjat,
    When islam proves that it is a religion of peace, by deed, and not by continually squawking that it is a religion of peace while actively persecuting non-muslims and murdering non-muslims – well when that happens none of us will feel the need to say a thing. Until that time, I suggest that you think very deeply about your faith, and try and change it so that it can exist in peace with others. Until that time, don’t bother us. Now, I really wish that you muslims will stop confusing hate with objective comment. It gets annoying – and even though the actions of many muslims have been absolutely murderous and barbaric (eg Mumbai as one recent example) NONE OF US HAVE DECIDED TO WIPE YOU OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH. If we were mindless haters, as many muslims have proven to be by example, you would be not be here. As regards contributions made by muslims, there are really very few. Islam ceased to exist as a productive intellectual process well before the 15th century. That is history – and you are free to deny it but it will not change the truth. Now, I suggest that you stop confusing hate with objective comment. Since the truth your Allah seems to show people involves persecution and murder of non-muslims whilst claiming accomplishments of others as your own I politely refuse any help from the “Gentleman”. I am at peace with my beliefs, I don’t feel the need to defend them from you, or to convert you to my way of thinking. You, on the other hand, are very unsure, as demonstrated by your clumsy efforts to defend the indefensible, Without wishing to be unkind, the initials of your name when written together provide an adequate description of your contribution.

  6. To Bahjat Sharif:

    So you call me ignorant. I will not dispute this. No one can know all and we are all ignorant about many things. But I work every day to rid myself of as much of my ignorance as I can.

    When the terrorism of 9/11, the Madrid commuter train and the London transport bombings burst upon us, I realized that I was almost totally ignorant about Islam. Immediately, I was confronted by contradictory information from many sources:

    Was Islam a religion of peace or of conquest?

    Was Muhammad a bringer of mercy a prophet of war?

    Had a small minority of Islamic fundamentalists hijacked peaceful Islam for their violent purposes?

    Were there legitimate grievances behind the violence?

    Was it an understandable reaction to Western imperialism (Crusades, colonialism, oil exploitation)?

    It was clear, that I needed in-depth background to be able to make intelligent judgments. I had to bypass questionable opinions and obtain objective knowledge:

    What is Islam?

    Who was Muhammad, what kind of man was he, what did he preach and how did he act?

    What is the history of the remarkable spread of Islam?

    What were the Crusades and why were they undertaken?

    What do authoritative chroniclers, scholars and historians reveal?

    What is the Quran and what is its content?

    How do respected scholars (as first choice Islamic ones) interpret the Quran and Islam?

    In tackling this project, I have worked myself for more than two years through or consulted materials like:

    Various recognized encyclopedias and history volumes on Islam from its earliest beginnings in Arabia through its conquests in the Mideast, Africa, Asia and Europe, giving special attention to reports of Islamic eyewitness chroniclers about these campaigns.

    Biographies of Muhammad (all necessarily sourced on the original one by Ibn Ishak)

    The Quran in several authoritative English translations

    The Hadiths (collection of sayings and actions of Muhammad and his companions) of Sahih Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan al-Sughra, Sunan Abu Da’ud, Sunan al-Tirmidhi and others

    Writings of renowned Muslim scholars and Quran interpreters:

    Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani (d. 996)

    Al Mawardi (972-1058), Al-ahkam as-Sultaniyyah

    Ibn Hazm (984-1064) on Islamic jurisprudence

    Al-Ghazzali (1058-1111), (Kitab al-Wagiz fi fiqh madhab al-imam al-Safi’)

    Al Marghiani (1152-1157), Al Hidayah

    Ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328), in R. Peters Jihad in Classical and Modern Islam

    Al-Baidawi (d. 1286), Asrar ut-tanzil wa Asrar ut-ta’wil

    Ibn Khaldun (1333-1406), Al-Muqaddimah

    Mohommad Shafi Usmani (1897-1976) The Noble Qur’an

    Syed Unwer Ali (Quran: The Fundamental Law of Human Life) 1984

    M.S.R. Al-Buti (b. 1929) (The Jurisprudence of the Prophetic Biography)

    Such research opened my eyes. I learned

    that the Crusades were a belated reaction to 300 years of Islamic conquest of previously Christian lands in the Mideast;

    that Western colonialism of approximately one century was contrasted by its Islamic version of over a thousand years until the present day;

    that Islamic slavery both predated and succeeded the modern Western version and was only abandoned under pressure of Western colonial powers, in some in some Islamic countries only in the twentieth century;

    that racial and cultural supremacist attitudes were not unique to the West and, when found there, were never prescribed or justified any of its religions scriptures or ethical and ideological writings, in contrast to the Arab Islamic Supremacism, which lies at the very core of the Quran and Islamic ideology;

    that the Quran absolutely mandated the conquest and submission of the entire world to Islam negating any peace until this objective is achieved.

    Accusing others of ignorance is insufficient proof of one’s own wisdom.

    I have outlined my study sources as my credentials to my knowledge of Islam.

    Would you care to present yours?

    If I am still ignorant, please point out the omissions in my research and direct me to sources that can correct the deficiencies of my knowledge.

    Where can I source more reliable information about Islam than from the writings of its most renowned Muslim scholars, Quran interpreters, historians and ideologues?

    And what could be more authoritative than the direct and final word of God contained in the holy Quran according to Islamic belief?

    Since you believe yourself to be more intelligent than I, please help me to overcome the ignorance you ascribe to me.

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