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  • just a conservative girl 2:48 PM on 09/14/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    The Middle East on Fire – Some Observations 

    The deadly protests are spreading, and not just in the Muslim world.  They have now reached the shores of The United Kingdom.  Protesters have died in at least 3 countries, but it is still early yet.

    We have seen verbal attacks on free speech, that should terrify every American.  Especially when they come for the press that is trying to carry water for the President.  Instead of focusing on the real issues, the press is attacking Governor Romney.  One can make the argument that the embassy in Cairo was trying to create calm by sending the message it did.  Fair enough.  But in President Obama’s speech on the matter the next day, it seems the press missed this sentence:

    While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others,

    The United States does no such thing; Urine Jesus, The Da Vinci Code, The Last Temptation of Christ, and let us not forget the lovely billboards that the rabid atheists display every year at Christmas.  Governor Romney’s statement was not only accurate, it needed to be said.  The first, guttural, reaction of the Obama administration was to cower to the demands of lunatics that use any excuse to kill people, and then lecture us on what we should and should not say.

    The really sad part is, that many of the people at these protests are useful idiots who can’t see for themselves that they are being used by extremists. They gin up these people about how America hates them and is trying to destroy Islam. The vast majority of Americans could have cared less about Islam before 9/11. Many didn’t even know who UBL even was, even though he already was involved in the deaths of Americans. The hatred they feel is something that the terrorists have brought upon them and they are too blind to see it.  But I am supposed to curtail my rights to free speech to make them feel better about themselves.  No such luck buddy, not happening.

    Free speech does not mean that people can say what they want as long as it doesn’t offend anyone else.  It means that people will be offended, because at some point an opinion that you don’t agree with will be voiced.

    The statements that have come from the leaders in The Middle East contain the same type of asterisk.  The Prime Minister of Egypt:

    “We ask the American government to take a firm position toward this film’s producers within the framework of international charters that criminalise acts that stir strife on the basis of race, colour or religion.”

    Since this is a PG-13 site, you can read my response to him here.

    The reports are saying that there was advanced warning of these attacks (which only goes to show this has nothing to do with some stupid movie trailer) yet the embassy in Cairo had marines without bullets and Benghazi had virtually no security whatsoever.  Whomever is in charge of the security for the oversees bases at State should be fired for cause.  Immediately.  This was posted online before the attacks even took place, it is hard to deny that there was not some form of advanced warnings of the attacks.

    We keep hearing from the media and those on the left that we should be understanding of the feelings of Muslims.  One must then ask the question why then is the killing of bin Laden a cornerstone of the President’s re-election campaign?  Doesn’t this “hurt” their feelings too?  Details, details….

    Before any of the violence broke out we heard reports that President Obama doesn’t meet with his security people to get his security briefing more than half the time since he became president.  I am not going to use that to base a false assumption that he isn’t reading the briefings.  The chances are he is.  President Bush wasn’t given this briefing face to face daily either.  But, where I will object is to the fact that the week leading up to the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks the President couldn’t make time to meet face to face with these people at least once?  That I find almost unforgivable.  al Qaeda is very well-known for using symbolism in their attacks.  The probability for at least an attempt of an attack on that date was high.  He should be meeting with the security council face to face during that week.  The idea that you can gauge things the same way when you are talking to someone face to face as you do with the highly impersonal written report is simply stupid.  This should have been a priority.

    Today the bodies of those who died were flown back to the U.S.  Both President Obama and Secretary Clinton were on hand to “greet” (a term that I hate) the bodies.  Both of which gave a speech that was directed at both the families in mourning as well as the entire country.  I am glad that he made time in his schedule for this duty.

    To be fair, President Obama is in tough spot.  The campaign is 53 days (and counting) away.  He is behind Romney in the money race.  While the “polls” are showing Obama ahead in many of the swing states, anyone that knows how to read the internals of a poll, knows that isn’t really accurate.  The media driven polls are slanted (a post to come to show you what I mean) to show that Obama is ahead.  The problem is no polling agency has better polling then a major campaign.  The fact that OFA is now spending resources in Wisconsin is very telling indeed.  I do believe that they are fully aware that they are in trouble.  Their polling may not show him losing the campaign, but it shows that he is going to have to work far harder for it then he did in 08.  But none of this is going to make the optics any less shocking.  The first tweet from the OFA campaign today was this:

    The election is in 53 days Pitch in $10 now

    This was sent hours AFTER the news broke that the German embassy in The Sudan had been breached, an Islamic flag raised, and set on fire.  This comes on the heals of him spending the evening in Las Vegas, an announcement of a very expensive per plate fundraiser in Hollywood, and Jay-Z and Beyonce.  The thing is this, had he cancelled his appearance at least the Vegas fundraiser he would be in far better shape.  They could have sent Joe or some other Obama lackey to fill in.   The media and the left would have eaten up as proof of how hard he was working to for the American (gag) people.  Instead he goes, while there he tells a bunch of campaign volunteers that they are just like the embassy workers.  Really?  Did one of them just get murdered too?  The optics are horrible, and like it or not optics matter.

    I can’t imagine all the above is helping in his effort to get re-elected.  But, we will have to wait and see.  53 days to go.

     
    • Ednar 3:08 PM on 09/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Bottom line?
      Barack Obama OWNS the Libya debacle!
      This IS on his watch just as the hostages in Iran for 444 days were on Carters watch!
      In Cairo, Obama said muslims are a tolerant people!
      I choked on my own spit when I heard that!
      What an arrogant ignorant inept inexperienced illegitimate prevaricator.
      Hmmmm, wonder if our marines were ordered NOT to have bullets … so as not to ‘hurt’
      his muslim … brothers(!)

  • just a conservative girl 12:03 PM on 09/12/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – Governor Tim Pawlenty Edition 

    “When you have a situation that is unfolding rapidly, a lot of times people fall back to first instinct, and in that first instinct, which is more reflex than strategic thought sometimes, you get to see what they think is most important,”

    Governor Tim Pawlenty on the brouhaha that has erupted over the first statement given by Governor Romney after the news broke that two of our embassies were attacked yesterday.

    Apparently the very first statement was given before the crowd had actually scaled the walls of the embassy.  The media seems to think that it was done as a way to try to save their lives and restore calm.  I happen to disagree.   A tweet was sent out after the compound had been breached:

    “This morning’s condemnation still stands. As does our condemnation of unjustified breach of the Embassy.”

    Hillary Clinton’s first statement (read below) talks about offending people and religious tolerance before it speaks to the acts of violence.  Any way you cut it, the first and gut reaction by the Obama administration was to apologize for some video that very few people in the United States knew anything about, uploaded by a man who is regularly mocked by Christian conservatives.

     
  • just a conservative girl 7:07 AM on 09/12/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – Hillary Clinton Edition 

    “The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.”

    Unless tolerance is a two-way street it is meaningless.  Basically what Muslims are saying is that you can say nothing that offends my beliefs, but I can teach my children from birth onward that Jews and Christians are evil.  Sadly, that is what is happening across the Middle East.  The textbooks that are used prove that.  A little TV anyone?

    I am offended.  Where’s my apology?

     
    • bgc558 8:18 AM on 09/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

      The obvious need not be stated. But a reminder..these people as a whole,must be STOPPED in every way possible, as they continue to reproduce & infiltrate exponentially. Let God sort them out later. There is no other way. As for Hillary..THIS IS AN ACT OF WAR. Who ya gonna call. DEFCON STATUS??

    • Chris Wysocki 8:39 AM on 09/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hillary lies:

      When artists (including filmmakers) denigrate the religious beliefs of Christians the United States gives them taxpayer-funded NEA grants.

      But when an artist / filmmaker denigrates the religious beliefs of Muslims, resulting in the death of Americans, the United States apologizes to the killers.

      I think that’s called Smart Diplomacy.

    • Ednar 3:42 PM on 09/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

      When the Council on American-Islamic Relations held a banquet in Fremont, California, in 1998, the Chairman of the Board, Omar Ahmad, said this: “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant.
      The Koran should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth.”

      “Islam requires the earth — not just a portion, but the whole planet”
      Book: Jihad in Islam, by: Abul A’la Maududi Page 10
      Remember:
      The Christian martyr will say: “I will die for what I believe”.
      A muslim martyr says: “YOU will die for what I believe”.
      NO MUSLIM s/b allowed in our government, military, CIA, FBI, Homeland Security, etc. Why? They R FORBIDDEN to pledge allegiance to any God or country.
      Their sworn allegiance is ONLY to allah. Islams god has NO IMAGE(Gen 1:26), NO TRUE NAME(YHWH/Jehovah/ I AM), has NEVER appeared to man(Ex 6:3 & Gen 18) & the god who calls everyone: “SLAVES”! (Matt 5:9)

      Abu Hamza Al-Masri (former leader & supporter of Shariah)
      Abu Hamza Al-Masri has a prosthesis-hook on his right hand.
      “What makes allah happy? Allah is happy when non-muslims get killed.”

      Abu Hamza Al-Masri (former leader & supporter of Shariah) 1998
      “You see the Islamic rule…if a non-muslim goes into a muslim country
      walking by, he’s like a cow, anybody could take him. Thats the Islamic
      rule & this is the opinion of Islam, not my opinion. If you read the books of
      Jihad, you’ll see…”

      Abu Hamza Al-Masri (former leader & supporter of Shariah) from audio recording
      “America is a blackmail nation which will take power until there is nobody in the
      planet out of it’s order. The new God of the planet & allah will destroy America…”

      Abu Hamza Al-Masri (former leader – supporters of Shariah law)
      “It’s only a matter of time until we rule earth, until we control earth.”

      Abu Hamza Al-Masri (former leader – supporters of Shariah law)
      “In the end of the day, Islam must control earth, whether we like it or not. It’s a
      promise of allah, it’s a promise from the prophet.”

      ‘Aed Al-Qami (Saudi Cleric) (IQRA TV Saudi Arabia 2004)
      “Who can say even one word against this true Jihad against these colonialist
      occupiers? Houses & young men must be sacrificed, throats must be slit &
      skulls must be shattered. This is the path to victory.”

      Anjem Choudary(Al-Muhajiron)(London-September, 2003)
      “We are here to talk about the ‘magnificent 19’ (plane, on video is shown going
      into one of the twin Towers). Those who, two years ago today, split the world
      into two camps. The camp of Islam & the camp of non-Islam or kaffir. These who
      revive the obligation of Jihad worldwide.”

      NTEB: Muslim Leader Admits Islam Not a Religion of Peace
      watch?v=QU_BczRk2wo&feature=email

      Haj Amin Al-Husseini (Grand Mufti of Jerusalem undisputed leader of the
      PALESTINIAN ARAB MOVEMENT)
      Met with Hitler November 28, 1941. He was a fervant admirerer of Adolph Hitler.
      Haj Amin Al-Husseini & Adolf Hitler started their own version of the SS using Bosnian muslims.

      watch?v=d51poygEXYU&feature=channel_page
      Hitler, The Mufti Of Jerusalem And Modern Islamo Nazism

      Hassan Nasrallah (Hizbollah Secretary General)(Al-Manar TV 2005)
      “The most honorable death is by killing & the most honorable killing &
      most glorious martyrdom, is when a man is killed for the sake of allah.”

      Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Iranian President)(Iranian TV, July, 2004)
      “The message of the Islamic Revolution is global & is not restricted to a specific
      place or time. Have no doubt, allah willing, Islam will conquer what? It will
      conquer all the mountain tops of the world.”

      Musa in Muhammed Al-Qarni (Saudi Cleric) (IQRA TV, Saudi Arabia, 2004)
      “Allah commanded us to spread this religion worldwide.”

      Sheikh Ibrahim Mudeiris (Palestinian Cleric) (Palestinian TV, March, 2005)
      “We have ruled the world before & by allah, the day will come when we rule the
      entire world again. The day will come when we will rule America. The day will
      come when we will rule Britain & the entire world!”

      Sheikh Dr. Bakr Al-Samarai (Iraqi TV Feb., 2003)
      “The Americans & their President & the British & those that follow them & the
      Zionist, the spoiled offspring of the entity. Allah Ahkbar! Allah is the greatest!
      If allah permits us, Oh nation of Mohammed even the stone will say, ‘oh muslim,
      a Jew is hiding behind me, come & cut off his head! And we shall cut off his
      head! By allah, we shall cut it off!

      Sheikh Ibrahim Madhi (Palestinian TV 2001)
      “We must educate our children on the love of Jihad, for the sake of allah
      & the love of fighting for the sake of allah.”

      Sheikh Ibrahim Mahdi (Palestinian Cleric) Palestinian TV, 2001
      “Blessings to whoever put a belt of explosives on his body or on his sons &
      plunged into the midst of the Jews crying, ‘Allah Ahkbar, Praise to Allah!’ There is
      no god but allah & Mohammed is his messenger.”

      Itamar Marcus (Palestinian Media Watch)
      “I would summarize the struggle today between radical Islam & the west with the
      phrase from a Jordanian school book & also a Palestinian school book & the
      teaching in Islamic education is,’ this religion will destroy all other religions’.”
      Quotes from a Jordanian schoolbook;

      Itamar Marcus (Palestinian Media Watch)
      “That’s the purpose of the Islamic propaganda is to make the people angry &
      hateful towards the west & be willing to fight them.”

      Itamar Marcus (Palestinian Media Watch)
      “This propaganda through out the Arab world has a very significant effect on the
      adult population, on the children growing up.”

      Itamar Marcus (Palestinian Media Watch)
      A child isn’t born hating, a child has to be taught to hate. A child has to be
      taught to fear.”
      Al Manar TV, Lebanon (while showing videos on Palestinian Authority TV)
      Little children shown being shoved, & children in soldiers garbs, marching
      with guns in hands & children in suicide bombers outfits

      John Loftus (former federal prosecutor)
      “I think the worst form of child abuse is to teaching a child to hate. But we have on
      Palestinian TV & on Saudi TV over & over again, how little kids being taught,’I want
      to be a suicide bomber’.”

      John Loftus (former federal prosecutor)
      “They’ve been very clear about it you know, same as Hitler goals; kill all the Jews,
      crush the democracies, destroy western civilizations.”

      John Loftus (former federal prosecutor)
      “Radical Islamic groups want to see the world to be unified under Islam.”

      John Loftus (former federal prosecutor)
      “Arab children are being taught that the Jews are inherently not human, that they
      are born from monkeys & pigs. That it is perfectly alright to kill them. That it is a
      command from allah, to kill all Jews.”

      Itamar Marcus (Palestinian Media Watch)
      “Through out the middle ages, there was this libel that the Jews needed blood of
      a Christian child to make matza. Now, of course, today the world know this is
      totally libelous accusations no connections to truth at all.”

      Sheikh Hamza Monsour (Islamic Action Front Party) Al-Majd TV March, 2003
      “This is the nature that makes matzo out of innocent childrens blood.”

      Tashbih Sayyed (Editor, Pakistan Today)
      “If you would have asked me when I was six years old, ‘Who are the worst people
      on the face of this earth?’ My answer would have been, ‘the Jews’! They ought to be killed!”

      Khaled Abu Toameh (Palestinian journalist)
      “When I see films like, ‘Al-Shatat’, broadcast during Ramadan, I see a recurring
      theme … an attempt to depict Jews as bloodthirsty ppl, murderers. As ppl who’d sacrifice Christian children 2 drink their blood during their holiday.”

      Tashbih Sayyed (editor, Pakistan today)
      “Would some muslim or Arabs, who in his heart believes Arab
      terrorism is terrorism, can he say publicly? He will be lynched in a muslim
      society. If he says Hamas is a terrorist.”

      Walid Shoebat (former PLO terrorist)
      Abu-Dhabi TV 2001
      “You know, kids 8 & 6 years old, 9 years old, 10 years old, teenagers watching
      cartoons & what do they see? They see a depiction of Sharon in this thing …”
      (cartoon commercial showing Ariel Sharon, Israels leader, with devils horns,
      drinking what looks like a red can of coca-cola. Caption below reads; ‘Dra-cola,
      my friend, for all my mates’)

      “…called Dra-cola! You’ve got coca-cola, you’ve got Dra-cola…”
      (cartoon caption now reads; ‘Don’t drink milk, you’re in Tel-Aviv’)
      “…but Dra-cola is Arab blood!”
      (cartoon caption now reads; ‘The original drink from Arabic blood, main
      distributors: Ariel Sharon & Partners!’ Cartoon video now shows the Ariel Sharon
      depiction exploding in a red flash & has changed into a blue vampire suit with a
      Star of David on his chest, while still holding the red can in his right hand)

      Walid Shoebat (former PLO terrorist)
      “& the youths who are listening to this day & night, what do you expect to happen?”
      Walid Shoebat (former PLO terrorist)
      “The ironic thing about this whole thing…”
      (showing the end of the video of TV series, Al-Shatat, of boy getting his throat cut)
      “…that if you look at reality, you can see what we accuse the Jews of doing, we
      carried it out literally, literally.”

  • just a conservative girl 5:46 PM on 07/03/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Documentarian Changes His Mind on Islam 

    Sadly for this man, he has found that his career is in danger.  He was a solid liberal who had support from the likes of Michael Moore and has found that they no longer want anything to do with him.

    Linked at Catholic Libertarian Thanks!!

     
    • SignPainterGuy 6:49 PM on 07/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks be to Jehovah GOD for the man`s opened eyes. It`s great that he sees the truth about islam. As one imam said, “There is no moderate islam, there is no radical islam. islam is islam !”

      On the second revelation, the man`s world must be shattered to realize the foolishness and other truths of liberalism and how libs will dump you like a bag o poo at an ATM when you no longer toe the liberal line. Hmm, what will he do without Michael Moore in his life ?

    • SignPainterGuy 7:36 PM on 07/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Coincidentally, the man who invented global warming recently admitted that it was / is a HOAX. He too is being shunned and ostracized and reviled (are there some more HATE words ?) by his former cohorts in scheming !

      Sorry, no I don`t remember his name or where I read it !

      • just a conservative girl 7:38 PM on 07/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

        He didn’t say it was a hoax. What he said was that he was wrong about the timetable. So there is still wiggle room in that statement. If I am not mistaken he still believes it is man-made, but that it isn’t going to kill us tomorrow.

        • SignPainterGuy 8:26 PM on 07/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

          It`s a shame I can`t find the article to get it right. Do you recall ?

          • just a conservative girl 1:28 AM on 07/04/2012 Permalink | Reply

            “My own personal belief is that we should wait another 10 or 20
            years to really be convinced that the greenhouse effect is going to be important
            for human beings, in both positive and negative ways.” He added, “…we should
            be careful not to arouse too much alarm until the rate and amount of warming
            becomes clearer.” This is what I found.

            • SignPainterGuy 5:38 PM on 07/04/2012 Permalink | Reply

              Thanks, jacg, and Happy Independence Day !

              I think I saw it in an email alert, perhaps from WND or Western Center For Journalism, but only read the headline and brief excerpt. I may have inadvertently deleted it; I do that sometimes.

  • backyardconservative 3:19 PM on 08/04/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Moral crimes in Afghanistan. Burka Babes 

    Worth reading about. These attitudes underlie every discussion of creeping sharia in this country.

     

     
  • backyardconservative 11:34 AM on 12/06/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    could not identify his wife who was killed in a road crash until her veil was put back on her face 

    Well, isn’t that special. How many of these stories are Onion-like if they weren’t so tragic. Jihad Watch: Saudi man has never seen his wife’s face after ten years of marriage

    Gee, what about that French cartoon.

    And on the subject of multiculturalism, leftists wear the veil, only it covers their eyes too. Crash.

    HT Memeorandum

     
    • zillaoftheresistance 12:39 PM on 12/06/2010 Permalink | Reply

      That’s really sad. What kind of marriage is it when you do not see your beloved’s face?
      Agree with you about the leftists.

    • just a conservative girl 1:39 PM on 12/06/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Did you read about the lady in Florida who was under arrest for drunk driving, but refused to take off her veil for the mug shot? It is almost funny.

    • backyardconservative 1:56 PM on 12/06/2010 Permalink | Reply

      We just have to keep publicizing this stuff until the Left can’t deceive themselves any more. The biggest victims of Islam are their women. Don’t they get a look?

      I think Michelle O should wear a burka to illustrate her solidarity with the oppressed women of Islam. Remember, after 9/11 Carolyn Maloney the NY Rep wore one on the House floor. Cover her arms up for a good cause:)

      • fuzislippers 7:04 PM on 12/06/2010 Permalink | Reply

        I agree, the left has completely sold their principles when it comes to women’s rights; any leftist who calls herself a feminist and doesn’t fight for Muslim women’s rights is no longer a feminist. Did you see this article? Robert Eugene Simmons’ The Death of Modern Liberal Feminism (And Its Rebirth in the Conservative Movement: http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/12/the_death_of_modern_liberal_fe.html

      • Quite Rightly 9:54 PM on 12/06/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Liberal ideology demands a see-no-evil, hear-no-evil approach to Islamic ritual humiliation and legalized servitude (de-facto slavery) of females–just like it demanded rousing cheers of support for Cee-gar Willie’s debasement of a young intern and his sexual aggression with the numerous women he chased around his desk.

        Michelle’s resonating silence on the subject notwithstanding, she didn’t look too happy dragging her scarfed head, covered arms, stocking feet, and bedraggled pant cuffs around an Indonesian mosque with her smiling-from-ear-to-ear, listening for the “one of the pretties sounds on Earth” husband. But, as we are reminded over and over and over again, it was something she did “voluntarily.” Uh huh.

        Although my “bad angel” would like nothing more than to experience the Shadenfreude of seeing Michelle modeling the burqa her husband has defended as evidence of the fulfilled “rights” of Muslim women, my “good angel” is not too anxious to see Michelle swathed from heat to toe in black. That won’t be happening until the Libs have decided it’s time burqas show up in Macy’s “holiday” window.

        • Quite Rightly 9:59 PM on 12/06/2010 Permalink | Reply

          “head to toe” — though I’m sure it was pretty hot in Indonesia that day — and the topic certainly makes steam come out of my ears.

          • backyardconservative 10:41 PM on 12/06/2010 Permalink | Reply

            Oh yes, I remember that now. A yellow pantsuit and scarf. And she was barefoot on hot pavers while the host and her spouse were on the carpet.

            Maybe only wear that kind of thing when she’s doing her let’s move routine. So inclusive don’t you know.

        • zillaoftheresistance 9:24 AM on 12/07/2010 Permalink | Reply

          Did you see what she did (in public!) while wearing that stuff?

    • backyardconservative 8:27 PM on 12/06/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Oh excellent, thanks!

  • backyardconservative 6:40 PM on 08/30/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Chicago-Amsterdam Flight Terror Arrest 

    Boxcutters and cellphone taped to Pepto-Bismol. A test run.

    Checked the luggage to Yemen but boarded the flight to Amsterdam.

    Why Chicago.

    …Lots of activity lately.

    More here.

     
    • Yukio Ngaby 7:14 PM on 08/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I guess the good thing is that these two were caught.

      Gotta wonder how many dry runs have passed through the airport security before this…

    • backyardconservative 8:04 PM on 08/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Lots to wonder about.

      I suppose they let them get on to see who they would meet up with, once they saw no explosives.

      Still, it creeps me out.

  • nosheepleshere 12:23 PM on 04/30/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Between Slave And Free: The Plight Of Muslim Women And An Impotent United Nations 

    Is the price of honor the blood of innocent women? This is the one question that you ask repeatedly as you read through of Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World.

    In the acknowledgements for Jan Goodwin’s book is this poem written by Atiya Dawood, Sindhi poet, Pakistan:

    The journey of my life begins from home,

    ends at the graveyard.

    My life is spent like a corpse,

    carried on the shoulders of my father and brother,

    husband and son. 

    Bathed in religion,

    attired in customs

    and buried in a grave of ignorance.

    Bathed in religion,

    attired in customs

    and buried in a grave of ignorance.

    Let those words really sink in a moment.  Who deserves to live a life devoid of freedom and what sin must one commit that would require being buried in an unmarked grave never to be mourned or remembered?

    Goodwin’s book gives readers an idea of what the militant face of Islam means for millions of Muslim women.

    In Pakistan, the Hudood Ordinance sets the value of a woman’s life as half of a man’s and charges rape victims with adultery.  A repressive regime in Afghanistan encourages men to kill disobedient women and victims of rape in cold blood to save the family “honor”. In Iran, showing a few strands of hair from under her head scarf can cost a woman eighty whip lashes, while Saudi Arabia enforces strict restrictions on driving, employment, veiling and travel of women—all this in the name of religion.

    That feminists in the West remain silent about this deeply ingrained and institutionalized mistreatment of women is one of the unconscionable scandals of our time.

    Buried 2,000 words deep in a United Nations press release on the filling of “vacancies in subsidiary bodies,” was the stark announcement: Iran, along with representatives from ten other nations, was “elected by acclamation,” meaning that no open vote was requested or required by any member states—including the United States.

    The U.S. currently holds one of the forty-five seats on the body, a position set to expire in 2012. The U.S. Mission to the United Nations did not return requests for comment on whether it actively opposed elevating Iran to the women’s commission.

    Iran’s election comes just a week after one of its senior clerics declared that women who wear revealing clothing are to blame for earthquakes, a statement that created an international uproar—but little affected their bid to become an international arbiter of women’s rights.

    This is an outrage.

    Read more at No Sheeples Here.

     
    • backyardconservative 1:48 PM on 04/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I still remember how shocking and sad it was to learn that the women role models in the Palestinian territory and elected to office were the mothers of suicide bombers.

    • Quite Rightly 2:22 PM on 04/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Recently, I read an article in a UK publication that addressed a legal “problem” they are considering there on their march to multicultural equality: If a man kills a woman in an “honor” killing, how much weight should the justice system give to the shame that he felt when the woman violated the restrictions imposed on her.

    • Jill 3:22 PM on 04/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I think one of Mark Steyn’s prescriptions at the end of America Alone is to promote the rights of Islamic women. Too bad Obama and company wouldn’t take a strong stand on this. You’d think it would be an issue with no political down side. But . . . in one of his speeches (Cairo?) he took the weird tack of mentioning women who are ‘persecuted’ for wearing the hijab. Nothing about those who live as slave to their husbands, nothing about honor killings. He’s made it clear that he won’t stand up for human rights. Where are the honest liberals who care about human rights?

    • retrieverheart 6:18 PM on 04/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Makes my blood boil. Kandahar is an awesome movie (slightly fictionalized version of a true story) about a Western educated Afghan women returning to her home country searching for a sister in distress.

      Not to be flip, but this short humorous piece about Muslim treatment of women actually had the same serious message: http://interestingni.blogspot.com/2010/04/iran-vows-support-for-love-your-body.html

    • fatimah aziz 12:54 PM on 12/06/2010 Permalink | Reply

      my husband callled me his slave more then once

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