Yes it is a bit over the top. No, it is not racist or anti-Islam. It is a South Park inspired take on two idiot sons of a terrorist. But it got banned in the UAE for being “anti-Islamic”.
Yes it is a bit over the top. No, it is not racist or anti-Islam. It is a South Park inspired take on two idiot sons of a terrorist. But it got banned in the UAE for being “anti-Islamic”.
Wow! I just finished watching this video from “peace”tv. The intro and “commercials” are rather distrubing but, the main lecture is by a man who could be considered as close to a moderate as devout Muslims get.
It is a long vid but it is worthwhile to watch the whole thing. This is the Jerry Fallwell of Islam not the Rev. Phelps! Watch it all and consider if there might be a problem to the West.
Here we have a pretty good overview of the whole U.N. “blasphemy” issue.
Speech in the U.S. Senate, February 26, 2009
Thank you very much for inviting me. And – to the immigration authorities – thank you for letting
me into this great country. It is always a pleasure to cross a border without being sent back on the first
I feel very honored to have the privilege to speak and to show my short documentary Fitna here in
this heart of your democracy, here in the US Senate.
Today, the dearest of our many freedoms is under attack all throughout Europe. Free speech is no
longer a given. What we once considered a natural element of our existence, our birth right, is now something
we once again have to battle for.
As you might know, I will be prosecuted in my own country, because of my film Fitna, my remarks
regarding Islam, and my view concerning what some call a ‘religion of peace.’ A few years from
now, I might be a criminal. And on top op that The Kingdom of Jordan also threatens to prosecute me for
insulting Islam and ask for my extradition.
Whether or not I end up in jail is not the most pressing issue; I gave up my freedom four and a half
years ago. I am under full-time police protection ever since because of death threats from Muslims and terrorist
groups linked to Al Qaeda. In the last few years I lived in different safe houses, army-barracks and
yes: even prison cells in order to be safe. But it’s not about me. The real question is: will free speech be put
behind bars? And the larger question for the West is: will we leave Europe’s children the values of Rome,
Athens and Jerusalem, or the values of Mecca, Teheran and Gaza?
This is what video blogger Pat Condell said in one of his latest you tube appearances. He says: “If
I talked about Muslims the way their holy book talks about me, I’d be arrested for hate speech.” Now, Mr.
Condell is a stand-up comedian, but in the video he is dead serious and the joke is on us. Hate speech will
always be used against the people defending the West – in order to please and appease Muslims. They can
say whatever they want: throw gays from apartment buildings, kill the Jews, slaughter the infidel, destroy
Israel, jihad against the West. Whatever their book tells them.
Ladies and gentlemen, make no mistake, my prosecution is a full-fledged attack by the left on
freedom of speech in order to please Muslims. In fact it was started by a member of the Dutch Labour
party. If you read what the court of Amsterdam has written about me, you read the same texts that cultural
relativists produce. In fact, cultural relativism is the worst disease in Europe today. Most of our politicians
believe that all cultures are equal. Well let me tell you they are not.
Our Western culture based on Christianity, Judaism and humanism is in every aspect better than
the Islamic culture. Like the brave apostate Wafa Sultan said: it’s a comparison between a culture of reason
and a culture of barbarism.
Back to my country. How low can we go in the Netherlands? About my prosecution, The Wall
Street Journal noted: “this is no small victory for Islamic regimes seeking to export their censorship laws to
wherever Muslims reside.” The Journal concluded that by The Netherlands accepting the free speech standards
of, “Saudi-Arabia,” I stand correct in my observation that – I quote – “Muslim immigration is eroding
traditional Dutch liberties.”
Now, if the Wall Street Journal has the moral clarity to see that my prosecution is the logical outcome
of our disastrous, self-hating, cultural relativists immigration policies, then why can’t the European
liberal establishment see the same thing? Why aren’t they getting at least a little bit scared by the latest
news out of, for example, the UK. News that tells that the Muslim population in Britain is growing ten
times as fast as the rest of society. Why don’t they care?
The answer is: they don’t care because they are blinded by their cultural relativism. Their disdain
of the West is so much greater than the appreciation of our many liberties. And therefore, they are willing
to sacrifice everything. The left once stood for women rights, gay rights, equality, democracy. Now, they
favor immigration policies that will end all this. Many even lost their decency. Elite politicians in Europe
have no problem to participate in or finance demonstrations where Muslims shout “Death to the Jews.”
Seventy years after Auschwitz they know of no shame.
Two weeks ago, I tried to get into Britain, a fellow EU country. I was invited to give a speech in
Parliament. However, upon arrival at London airport, I was refused entry into the UK, detained for three
hours and sent back on the first plane to The Netherlands. The reason: I would threaten community harmony
and therefore public security. And all this because of my film, Fitna. An absolute disgrace. The British
Home Secretary even publicly admitted on BBC TV that she never watched my film Fitna but decided
to ban from the UK anyway.
If I would have been admitted to the UK would have loved to have reminded the audience of a
great man who once spoke in the House of Commons. In 1982 President Reagan gave a speech there very
few people liked. Reagan called upon the West to reject communism and defend freedom. He introduced a
phrase: ‘evil empire.’ Reagan’s speech stands out as a clarion call to preserve our liberties. I quote: If history
teaches anything, it teaches self-delusion in the face of unpleasant facts is folly. What Reagan meant is
that you cannot run away from history, you cannot escape the dangers of ideologies that are out to destroy
you. Denial is no option.
Ladies and gentlemen, I suggest to defend freedom in general and freedom of speech in particular.
I propose the withdrawal of all hate speech legislation in Europe. I propose a European First Amendment.
In Europe we should defend freedom of speech like you Americans do. In Europe freedom of speech
should be extended, instead of restricted. Of course, calling for violence or unjustly yelling “fire” in a
crowded theatre have to be punished, but the right to criticize ideologies or religions are necessary conditions
for a vital democracy. As George Orwell once said: “If liberty means anything at all, it means the
right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
Let us defend freedom of speech and let us gain strength and work hard to become even stronger.
Millions think just like you and me. Millions think liberty is precious. That democracy is better than
Shariah. And after all, why should we be afraid? Our many freedoms and our prosperity are the result of
centuries of endeavor. Centuries of hard work and sacrifice. We do not stand alone.
Ladies and gentlemen, our enemies should know: we will never apologize for being free men, we
will never give in. We will never surrender. There is no stronger power than the force of free men fighting
for the great cause of liberty. Because freedom is the birthright of all man.
Freedom must prevail, and freedom will prevail. Thank you very much.
GEERT WILDERS Chairman, Party for Freedom (PVV)
(HH here: now this stuff is priceless! Forget what CAIR says that Muslims think. Here is the 700 club Egyptian style. I know Pat Robertson is a jerk but even he never said anything APPROACHING this level of evil.
January 6, 2009 Clip No. 2033 From MemriTV
Egyptian Cleric Zaghloul Al-Naggar: The Arab World Is Ruled By the Scum of the Earth and the Garbage of All Nations; Jews Are Devils in Human Form
Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian cleric Zaghloul Al-Naggar, which aired on Al-Rahma TV on January 6, 2009.
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: I have written about the conspiracy against the Palestinian people, and about how this abominable conspiracy was hatched by Britain and France, in collaboration with several Western countries. In our days, this conspiracy has been adopted by the U.S. This conspiracy has many causes. The West wanted to avenge its defeat in the Crusades, so it gathered these dispersed [Jewish] communities – the scum of the earth and garbage of the nations – and planted them in the heart of the Arab world, thus saying to us: “We’ve returned, after you drove us out of this blessed land.”
The Jews used to live a life of squalor and humiliation, and were fought and persecuted in Europe and the whole world. I lived in Britain from the early 1960s, and many stores and restaurants still had a “no dogs, no Jews” sign. The Jews wanted to escape the humiliation imposed on them by the West, and to shift it to the Arab nation. In this case, two goals coincided: The Jews’ goal was to have a state, which would protect them from their humiliation all over the world, and the goal of the West was to avenge its defeat in the Crusades, by returning to the region.
This conspiracy began in the 17th century CE, when the Jews convinced the British to form the Zionist-Crusader Committee. This committee devised the general outlines of the conspiracy. Later, Europe, because of its hatred for the Islamic Caliphate, launched a fierce war of attrition against the Islamic countries, and the Caliphate eventually collapsed.
In the tenth century CE, there was a kingdom called the Khazar kingdom, near the Caspian Sea, which was called the Khazar Sea back then. This kingdom was ruled by a tyrannical dictator, who fabricated lies about his neighbors, just as Israel does today. Throughout history, the Jews have excelled at getting close to rulers. They got close to Bulan, the king of the Khazars, and convinced him to convert to Judaism. King Bulan converted, and made Judaism the religion of the Khazar kingdom. Most of the people who belong to Judaism today are of Khazar origin. They come from Mongol Tatar races, which have nothing to do with the Arab region, or with Jacob, Abraham, and Moses. Therefore, the Jewish claim to a right to this land is totally groundless.
The Jews have never been faithful to agreements.
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: That is how they are described in the Koran. They are not faithful to treaties or agreements. They depend upon American and Western aid. We – the Arab states, governments, and officials – made a huge mistake in dealing with this as a political issue, when it is, in fact, a religious issue.
Interviewer: An issue of faith.
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: The Prophet Muhammad said: “If [the enemy] treads upon even an inch of Muslim land, Jihad becomes a duty, and a child should set out on Jihad even without his parents’ permission, a wife without her husband’s permission, and a slave without his master’s permission.”
Interviewer: So are you calling to wage Jihad?
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: Absolutely. There is no solution…
Interviewer: But who has the right to declare Jihad?
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: Let me be clear. Jihad is the only way to resolve this issue. With the Jews, one cannot achieve anything by means of peace, or a settlement, or open borders, or diplomatic and commercial ties. They are devils in human form. Many people think that Judaism is a religion, but today’s Jews are not really Jews, and have nothing to do with Moses and the Torah. They are a gang of evil thieves who stole this land. By nature, a thief who knows he has no right to the land imposes his presence by means of force, by bloodshed, by excessive massacres, by excessive killings, and by destruction, in order to prove that he has rights in this region.
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: This is the nature of thieves.
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: It is inconceivable that we deal with this band of thieves as a state. We made a big mistake by treating them as a state. This is not a state. These are gangs of evil thieves and murderers…
By occupying the Arab and Islamic countries, the Western world has managed to exclude Islam completely from the decision-making. All kinds of impure scoundrels seized power. The Arab world is ruled by the scum of the earth and the garbage of all nations. We pray that Allah will guide them. Either that, or that He would relieve us of them all.
Zaghloul Al-Naggar: There is not a single Arab leader who understands or implements Islam.
I blame the Islamic countries as well, not just the Arab countries. I say to Iran: Where are your missiles? You raise the banner of Islam, but where are your missiles? Where are all the soldiers you parade in military marches? I say to Hizbullah: Where are your missiles? When will you use them, if not now? I say to Syria, part of whose land has been occupied for over 30 years: Where is your army? Where are your missiles?
(HH here: go to you tube or google and look at the info about the proposed memorial for flight 93. The 9/11 plane that was brought down by passenger intervention on it’s way to the White House. Anyone who didn’t get an F in geometry can see that the memorial is symbolically honoring the terrorists, not the passengers and that it is 100% pointing at Mecca. IF you don’t know about this, find out! If you do, WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT IT?)
A full review
Friday, February 20, 2009 7:26 PM EST
To the editor:
Today, I am adding my voice for a full and transparent review of the National Park Service and Flight 93 design selection process that produced Crescent of Embrace. Does it have Islamic symbols or doesn’t it? Let’s settle this once and for all.
Why do you think Tom Sr. opposed this design? It is pretty simple; Tom Sr. saw the Islamic symbols and knew those symbols did not belong at the crash site of Flight 93.
Tom Burnett Sr. traveled to Pennsylvania last August to attend the Task Force Meeting to voice his opposition to the memorial design. A Family Board member as well as a commissioner accused Tom Sr. being “just like the Islamic terrorists” that killed our son.
Why didn’t someone speak up and defend Tom Sr.’s right to voice his opinion?
How many of you know that NPS and Flight 93 hired a full time lobbyist? This lobbyist paid a visit to our congressional representatives to discredit Tom Sr.’s claims?
This lobbyist told them that Tom Sr. didn’t know what he was talking about and that he did not see what he saw.
Does the public want their donations for the Memorial going for a full time lobbyist to discredit family members and lobby Congress? I don’t think so.
Beverly Burnett, mother of Tom Burnett Jr. who was on United Flight 93
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By Dina Kraft http://JTA.com
Feb. 24, 2009. (Brian Hendler) JERUSALEM (JTA) — Pediatric oncologist Michael Weintraub of Hadassah Hospital recently found himself in the unenviable position of turning away ailing Palestinian children after the Palestinian Authority decided to halt payment for their treatment.
Originally citing anger over the war in Gaza and a desire to treat Palestinians in PA hospitals, the Palestinian Authority stopped funding treatment for the majority of Palestinians in Israeli hospitals as of Feb. 1, abruptly cutting off what in some cases is literally a lifeline.
“People could die in the next few weeks” if they do not receive proper treatment, said Weintraub, director of pediatric hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplantation at Hadassah. “Patients were denied coverage from one day to the next. If you stop cancer therapy for a month or two, the risk of relapse and death increases every day.”
For many years, a significant number of Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza have come to Israeli hospitals for medical care, often for sophisticated tests or life-saving treatments not available at Palestinian hospitals, such as bone marrow transplants or robotic surgery.
The decision to drastically reduce the number of Palestinians entering Israel for treatment came from the Palestinian Authority Health Ministry for reasons that appear to be both economic — the expense of medical treatment is considerable for the Palestinian Authority — and political.
(HH here: so the PA saves two ways! They don’t have to pay for the medical care and when the people die they can blame Israel for “refusing” to treat the patients “because they are mere Palestinians”)
But P.A. Health Minister Fathi Abu Moghli said that despite the financial strain of paying for health care in Israel and other countries like Jordan and Egypt, the decision to reduce the overall number of patients was made as part of a new plan to improve the Palestinian health care system.
It was the Hamas regime in Gaza that first said it would not send its wounded to Israel for treatment in the wake of Israel’s operation in Gaza. That stance was then adopted by the Palestinian Authority, which is led by the more moderate Fatah faction, and was extended to include most Palestinians seeking care at Israeli hospitals.
Another apparent casualty of the new P.A. policy is the practice of sending Palestinian doctors to train at Israeli hospitals. Over the years, a strong professional network has developed between Palestinian and Israeli physicians because of the practice, helping ease the process of referrals. That could fall apart now.
“For 97 years we have talked about people with heart disease and cancer, not Arabs and Jews, and that is what we want to continue doing,” she said of Hadassah’s long-standing approach to medical treatment here. “It’s an unfolding story. The hospital will do what it can to continue providing services.”
Palestinians pay the same state-subsidized rates as do Israeli patients. For additional help, Hadassah has philanthropic funds that help cover some extra costs at their facilities, and the Peres Center for Peace has a program that refers some 1,000 Palestinian children to Israel each year for either consultations or surgery. In cases of cancer, the center has split hospital fees with the Palestinian Authority.
“It’s a very grave situation because people who are in the middle of receiving treatments that often do not exist in the West Bank and Gaza” will receive “a death sentence” if they lack treatment, he said.
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February 26, 2009
The Vatican dismissed as insufficient Bishop Richard Williamson’s apology for making comments minimizing the Holocaust.
(HH here: I had some SLIGHT reservations about this new pope-dude but in this situation he certainly seems to have stepped up to the plate and stayed there once this psuedo-bishop’s views came out. I will be nice and not even question their explanation that the Pope didn’t make a mistake since he was not properly briefed. HEck it might even be true. What matters is that he looked at a line in the sand and stood on the right side of it.)
Williamson expressed regret for making the remarks but did not recant his views.
Pope Benedict XVI sparked a furor last month when he reinstated Williamson and three other excommunicated bishops, all members of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, just days after Williamson told Swedish TV that he believed “that the historical evidence is hugely against 6 million Jews having been deliberately gassed in gas chambers as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler.” He said no more than a few hundred Jews died in Europe during World War II.
This week, Williamson expressed regret for making the remarks.
The Vatican said Williamson’s apology “does not seem to respect the conditions” for readmission into the Catholic Church as a clergyman, a Vatican spokesman said Friday, because it does not apologize for the Holocaust denial itself.
Williamson left Argentina this week after authorities there expelled him for violating the conditions of his work visa. …
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(HH here: Again Obama does the right thing!!! I voted for McCain myself but have been, over all, very please SO FAR with the OVERALL actions of the new administration. I have been quite dismayed to see those that I hoped where in a “mostly moderate” camp turn rabid in the hostility of their analysis since Obama took office. Every action Obama takes to show that he is willing to talk before resorting to force is seen as though it is the culmination of Bush policy instead of the beginning of Obama policy. Do you expect him to declare a secular holy war against any and all Muslims? If not then we need to work out what steps to take. Yes people like Hamas are ready to negotiate because they are weak now. But that means that the West can press harder for settlement and Obama can use any NEW violations AFTER OBAMA has held out his hand as just cause to put the boot in if needed later. Give him that elbow room! This decision proves he is not as Loony Left as people like Rush WANT him to be for their own ego’s fulfilment!!!!!)
By Ron Kampeas · February 27, 2009
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Obama administration has decided to boycott the so-called Durban II conference out of concerns for anti-Semitism.
Multiple sources on a conference call with the White House on Friday told JTA that the Obama administration had opted not to attend any further preparatory meetings ahead of the planned U.N. conference against racism in Geneva in April.
The conference reprises the 2001 conference in Durban, South Africa that devolved into an anti-Jewish free-for-all. Canada and Israel have opted not to attend the conference, and some U.S. Jewish groups had been pressing the United States to do the same.
Preparations for a draft document so far have seen Iran leading a coterie of nations blocking inclusion of anything that might guarantee Jewish protections – including mention of the Holocaust – while inserting draconian language guarding Islam against “insult.”
By DAVID STOUT NYT
Published: February 27, 2009
(HH here: I like this one! whether you are a doctor or nurse or a taxi driver or shoe salesman I have always felt that if you take a job you agree to DO that job. IF you are a pharmacist who refuses to dispense drugs your faith doesn’t like then you need to find a new job. If you are a doctor that refuses to have anything to do with an abortion then do not apply to work at any facility that performs them. Ditto taxi drivers who decide that service dogs and passengers carrying alchohol, or even just drunk, need not be served. My answer remains the same, find a new job if your faith constrains you from participating in secular society. In the past the devoutly faithful withdrew from “the world” in order to be more faithful to their religous rules. IF faced with a “do this or quit” situation they simply quit. We are not talking about something like child labor in factories! We are talking about people who bring their personal, particular religious rules to the workplace and expect a larger society that does not share them to conform in order that they might not have to “suffer” for their faith. If passionate faith is never supposed to cost YOU anything then how do you distinguish it from a simple power trip?)
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration moved on Friday to undo a last-minute Bush administration rule granting broad protections to health workers who refuse to take part in abortions or provide other health care that goes against their consciences.
The Department of Health and Human Services served notice on Friday, through a message to the White House Office of Management and Budget, that it intends to rescind the regulation, which was originally announced on Dec. 19, 2008, and took effect on the day President Obama took office.
When the administration publishes official notice of its intent, probably next week, a 30-day period for public comment will begin, after which the regulation can be repealed or modified.
But opponents of the regulation, including the American Medical Association, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores and Planned Parenthood, said it could have voided state laws requiring insurance plans to cover contraceptives and requiring hospitals to offer emergency contraception to rape victims. It could also allow drugstore employees to refuse to fill prescriptions for contraceptives, critics of the regulation have said.
Moreover, opponents of the regulation have said, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 already offers broad protection against discrimination based on religion, spelling out that an employer must make reasonable accommodations for an employee’s practices and beliefs.
“Today’s action by the Obama administration demonstrates that this president is not going to stand by and let women’s health be placed in jeopardy,” Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, said on Friday.
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