"When the public tide can be turned towards having a positive view of Islam, that will help negate all the prejudices"

Yep. Its all because of the media.

‘Ignorance is the greatest enemy’

Its all about “negative feelings” and proper education can deal with this  “great deal of prejudice’ against Muslims.”

Educated progressives like Shrillary & Obama have no problem with Islam….

All we need to do is to stop the media  from reporting and the schools need proper indoctrination programs and bingo, all that  “intense media propaganda against Islam and Muslims, the underdevelopment of many countries in the Muslim world, and the ignorance of many Americans of world religions and cultures, especially Islam” will fall by the wayside, magically.  Al Ahram

Positive Views of Islam here:

Horror– Suicide Bomber Blows Himself Up In Hospital

  • Gateway Pundit: Police found legs and a head at the blast site.

Men move dead bodies from the site of a suicide bomb attack inside a civil hospital in Quetta April 16, 2010. A suicide bomber killed at least six people in an attack inside a hospital in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta on Friday, police and hospital officials said. (REUTERS/Rizwan Saeed)

The horror… An Islamic suicide bomber blew himself up in a hospital yesterday killing nine people including four policemen and a reporter. The Age reported…

Philippines: Misunderstanders of Islam attack city, destroy cathedral

“The faithful are terrified. These terrorist acts seek to make life difficult for Christians and drive them out of Basilan.”

“ASIA/PHILIPPINES – Bishop of Basilan issues appeal through Fides, says Cathedral is destroyed, people are terrified; asks for help from Universal Church,” from Agenzia Fides, April 14 (thanks to Pamela Geller, via JW):

4 (more) German troops killed in Afghanistan

ALEX RODRIGUEZ, Los Angeles Times

ISLAMABAD — Four German troops were killed Thursday in fighting in northern Afghanistan’s Baghlan province, a one-day toll that is likely to stoke further anti-war sentiment in an important European ally. More

More brain-farts from Nulabor: UK: Terrorists ‘like football thugs’, report suggests

Groups like al-Qaeda must be “de-glamorised” and shown as “incompetent, narcissistic and irreligious”, a report by a UK think tank suggests.

Somalia: Islamic supremacists forbid schools to ring bells because they remind them of churches

According to Islamic law, dhimmis — primarily Jews and Christians under the “protection” of the Islamic state — are “forbidden to openly display wine or pork, (A: to ring church bells or display crosses,) recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display of their funerals and feastdays” (‘Umdat al-Salik, o11.5(6)).

in this case, no actual dhimmis or churches are involved. The bells just remind the Islamic supremacists of churches, and so they have to be silenced. Mohammed has said that “the bell is the devil’s pipe”- he didn’t like it when they were used to alarm and warn the Christians of his raiding parties…..

“Bells toll no more for schools in Somali town, from Reuters, April 15 (thanks to Jihad Watch)

Music is un-Islamic:

Somali music ban comes into effect today — or else

Giving a whole new meaning to “Don’t touch that dial.”

There Is No Fun In Islam* Alert: An update on this story. “The day the music died: Somali Islamists ban songs,” from AP, April 13 (thanks to JW):

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somali radio stations have stopped broadcasting music following an order from Islamist insurgents who say songs are un-Islamic.

The Islamists frequently assassinate those who defy them or carry out Shariah-based punishments like amputating limbs.

Jordan man ‘killed wife over internet chat’

“The suspect strangled his 37-year-old wife, smashed her head with a hammer and threw her body in a deserted area on the road to (Amman) airport after a fight two days ago,” a police spokesman told AFP.9News

Western Muftis, the "Perversion of Islam", the "Hijacking of Islam" and More Garbage Like That…

Newslinks first:

Michael Yon reports from Afghanistan on a disturbing development.

While enraged lynch-mobs in Pakistan slaughter Christians, the Paki gov’t demands more jiziya:

Pakistan Asks International ‘Donors’ to Foot the Bill for Swat

mohammed-rides-againFor Muhammedans, nothing has changed in 1400 years…

It used to crack me up listening to self-appointed Western mufties claptrap about the ‘hijacking of Islam’ by “radicals, militants, fundamentalists”- but no longer. Almost 10 years after 9/11, after almost 14.000 jihad attacks that killed hundreds of thousands, there is really no excuse for these idiots to prattle on or to torture us with immoral equivalence like “the Bible is just as bad” or some such. I’ve had a gut full. Robert Spencer, a man who has a lot more patience than me, has another go:

Spencer: Misunderstanding Islam?

Jihadists claim Islamic authenticity, “moderates” remain silent. My piece in FrontPageMagazine.com this morning:

It is a unquestioned dogma of American policymakers and the mainstream media that Islamic jihadists have twisted and hijacked the authentic, peaceful teachings of Islam, and are motivated not by Islamic imperatives but by poverty exacerbated by ignorance and other factors. Yet from the words of the Islamic jihadists themselves, one gets just the opposite impression: recent statements by a variety of Islamic jihadists reinforce the fact that jihadists gain recruits and justify their actions within the larger Islamic community by claiming for themselves the mantle of Islamic authenticity. And while virtually all Western policymakers and analysts are convinced that they actually have no claim to that authenticity, self-proclaimed moderate Muslim groups have never yet formulated an Islamic response to these claims that is comprehensive and convincing enough to counter the jihadist challenge among Muslims worldwide.Recent examples abound. New tapes have come to light this week, on which accused North Carolina jihad plot ringleader Daniel “Saifullah” Boyd saying, “The blood of Muslims has become cheap in the marketplace. It has become cheap because Muslims have abandoned the jihad….I love jihad. I love to stand there and fight for the sake of Allah.”

Meanwhile, a boy in Pakistan, one of a large group of pre-teens whom the Taliban recruited to become suicide bombers, explained that the appeal to them was purely Islamic: “They just told us that they (army) are against Islam, are against the Quran. They said wage jihad against them; we are waging jihad for the Quran.”

And on Al-Jazeera television on July 21, two representatives of the Lebanese branch of the Islamic supremacist group Hizb Al-Tahrir (which recently held a convention in Chicago) made statements about jihad that differed sharply from the “jihad is a spiritual struggle or at best a war of self-defense” line upon which Islamic apologists in the West insist. Salah Al-Din ‘Adhadhda of Hizb Al-Tahrir’s Lebanese press bureau declared: “We have come here to talk about the pinnacle of Islam – Jihad for the sake of Allah.” He said that jihad, “like other precepts of the Shari’a,” had been “subjected to distortion and perversion, due to the ideological and cultural invasion from which our nation continues to suffer.” But in this he didn’t mean that its true, peaceful or spiritual meaning had been obscured. On the contrary, he declared that Muslims must work toward “the conquest of the capitals of the world by the message of Islam, in order to save and liberate humanity, by pulling the people out of the darkness and tyranny of capitalism into the light and justice of Islam.”…

Read it all.

Bangladesh:  “We want a Christian-free society!”

The police participated in this torture and persecution — after all, the police in Bangladesh are Muslims also, who believe in Islam’s death penalty for apostasy and prohibition of proselytizing by members of other faiths. Islamic Tolerance Alert: “Bangladesh: Police Torture Pastor, Two Others: Local Muslim leaders prompt officers to arrest, abuse evangelistic team,” from Compass Direct, August 4 (thanks to Jeffrey Imm):

More News:

Three Christians Decline to Accept Islam, Quickly Beheaded

Newly ‘Ethical’ Taliban Massacre a Wedding Party – 21 Dead…

Pakistan Asks International ‘Donors’ to Foot the Bill for Swat

British Muslims Stay Quiet on Burning of Christians…

Danish Muslims Use ‘Honor’ to Silence Sexually Abused Girls…

Fatah Pins Blame for Arafat’s Death on Israel…

UK Gay Rights Groups Protest Muslim Council over Imam…

Iraqi Mujahideen Post Video of ‘Apostate’ Beheading…

Was Muhammad a misunderstander of Islam?


If the Terrorists Misinterpret Islam …

Posted By David Steinberg / Pajamasmedia

Liberalism withholds judgment until finding an answer bulletproofed by logic and reason, and this practice is nothing less than the bedrock of the first world.

I am of course referring to classical liberalism, now tragically mistitled conservatism. The half-philosophy known as the Left co-opted that most precious word, liberty, then stopped reading at “withholds judgment.” And this anti-intellectual betrayal of humanity’s best idea has once again resulted in an unfathomably dangerous historical anomaly: an existential threat is flourishing, liberty and life are at stake, yet the ones we now call liberals refuse to pass judgment on the illiberal. They have access to enough logic and reason for a bombproof conclusion, yet they refuse to pass judgment.