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Another Reason for Homeschooling


The Spotswood High School students are researching the Muslim culture and finding out how much no one really knows about this culture that is sometimes is negatively stereotyped by the public.

"What's the first thing that comes to your mind when I say Islam?" said Casey Morris.

"Iraq," a fellow student replied.

That's what Casey Morris hopes to eliminate through his research project, the stereotypes the public has about Muslims. Not only will he learn about the culture by wearing traditional Muslim clothing and praying five times a day, but "Also going without pork for 30 days, that's going to be rough but we'll make do," said Morris.

I'm sure that 50% of the pretend-Muslims will get engaged to their cousins. You know, just to be authentic.

Link via IBA.

A Bloody Faith

I woke up in the morning. In the usual groggy mode I walked to the bathroom, turned on the light and picked up my toothbrush.

I sensed that something was amiss. I was not alone. I turned to my left--never have I gone from a state of being half-awake to full alertness more quickly.

A goat was standing there, staring at me. I politely yielded and tiptoed out of the bathroom. I went to my dad and uttered a statement that I hope to never say again.

"There's a goat in the bathroom!"

"Yes, I know," was his reply.


"We're going to slaughter it today," said my dad.

I was most disturbed by his use of "we".

My dad had invited the family of his friend for Eid. They were both going to offer the sacrifice together. Four people were needed for help. We had:

  1. My father.
  2. My father's friend.
  3. The son of the friend who was two years older than me.

So, I was the lucky fourth.

We all entered the bathroom. The bathtub was at the end, the sink was at my right and the door was behind me. Within this cramped space was the goat.

We were all on the floor. My dad and his friend were in charge of the front half of the goat. I was holding the right hind leg, and the other kid was holding the left one--he was sitting to my right.

"Don't let go!" said my lovely dad.

I could only nod.

The moment had arrived. After a few seconds of mumbling, my dad started to slice the throat of the goat. Blood gushed out and the goat thrashed. The kid who was holding the other hind leg immediately let go in horror. He turned around and buried his head in his hands.

"Hold it down!" my dad yelled.

So, I was holding both its hind legs as a fountain of dark red liquid poured out of its neck. Its tongue was sticking out and it made a sickening sound as life slowly left its body.

"Good for nothing," said my dad as he looked at me.

I didn't reply. The other kid was still shivering.

I got up and surveyed the mini-slaughter house. The left side of the bathroom had a pool of blood and a decapitated goat lay in the middle.

My job was done and so I left.

By the way, at the time, I was no more than ten years old.

Closure for a People

The man who brought misery to the nation of Iraq and at points in time attacked Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Israel is now dead.

My memory of January 1991 in Khobar, Saudi Arabia:

I was doing my homework at around 9:30 p.m. when suddenly a loud wailing sound broke my concentration. I had never heard that sound before. I came out of my room and saw my parents leaving theirs. I asked my father if that was the siren and he nodded. We turned on the TV and a statement on the government channel stated, in essence, that the situation is tense in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

We went to a different room where my father told me to get under a table. I questioned how that would help if the whole building were to come down. After seeing the angry reaction on his face, I got under the table. A few uneventful minutes passed by. It was dead quiet. I was looking around and glanced outside the balcony door. The colors on the building across the street looked faded in the night.

Suddenly, there was a bright flash, like lightning, which briefly illuminated those colors. I looked at my parents and asked them if they saw that. I pointed at the balcony door and said, "there was a bright-" and then our building shook violently. Saddam’s military was firing scud missiles into Saudi Arabia.

Gateway Pundit details his many atrocities.

Facing Reality


Life is full of trade offs - very, very, very few people can actually have it all, and even then, there is a prioritization that has to be done.  The cold, stark truth to this story is that, for the most part, you cannot have it all.  Life in general doesn't work that way for the vast majority of us.

Preach it!

One Bad Apple?


It seems that the scandal related to Apple backdating stock options has gotten a little more serious. According to the Financial Times, in 2001 Steve Jobs was granted 7.5 million stock options without the proper authorization of Apple's board of directors, and it now appears that someone falsified board meeting records to make it look as if Jobs had received authorization for the grant.


The Islamic Way of Bridge Building

The Lightness of Being put up this post. I fisked.

She replied earlier today. What follows is another, inevitable, fisking.

After a few paragraphs of palaver, she says:

First of all, I have as much right to criticize this society as any one else. I work, I pay taxes, I contribute and I help out in every way that is possible. I am a peaceful and loving woman, intelligent and valuable in every sense of the word. No one is doing me any favors by giving me a space in this society. It is my patriotic duty and in essence what makes this society great, to speak up.

When did I question your right to speak up? Seriously, in over two years of blogging with almost 5000 posts when have I made any statement that would spark that kind of reply?

Don’t give me that ungrateful crap, because when it is all said and done, my very presence here, demands my voice to be heard. You will not marginalize my voice and my existence simply because you deem it irrelevant.

No-one has the right to be heard. Do give the matter some thought.

Irrelevant? To the contrary, I think your voice is very relevant. As this post unfolds, you'll see why.

Second, the claim that Islam is not a race, therefore up for criticism, is fine as long as you actually spend time critiquing the religion in an intelligent manner and not tarnishing every single Muslim with the malign stereotypes you have caricatured in your head for them.

How big of you to say, "Yeah, Islam can be criticized as long as one doesn't do A, B, C..." You sure have a handle on free speech.

Islam ought to be critiqued in any way imaginable. If you dislike the whipping, then go ahead and air your thoughts and feelings. That's the essence of free speech.

If a few people commit crimes on behalf of Islam, it’s not my place to apologize for them. And yes, declaring everyone “guilty until proven innocent” simply by association is an act of hatred, racism and honestly stupidity.

So, Islam is not a race but if I don't approve of Islam (and thus, by extension, those who follow it), then I'm a racist. It's funny that one can be a racist while not taking into account any race.

It’s so cute to pretend we forget the crimes committed by Christians, by Jews, by atheists by Communists by any other group for the privilege of the few. Excuse me let us pretend the inquisitions never happened, let us justify the crusades, let us move beyond slavery and colonization AND neo colonization.

This is what I wrote: "How many Christians, Jews, atheists and Buddhists murder innocents in the name of their God / beliefs in the modern world?" This gal has to go back centuries to find comparable crimes by Christians!

Maliha wasn't satisfied by limiting herself to Islamic stupidity. She had to bring in Leftist lunacy to spice things up:

Let us pretend that Zionism and occupation is not happening. Let us act like the IMF and World Bank aren’t pillaging third world countries. Let us pretend that keeping a majority of the world’s population in poverty and debt is justifiable. Let us then close our eyes to multi national corporations raping and pillaging the world for the comfort of the few.

I'm curious, how does one pillage a third world country?

“Perhaps, I missed the news about the Jewish group that took Palestinian kids hostage, and then later raped and murdered hundreds of them.”

Oh no, you are obviously not reading the news, and forgot that Jews are currently occupying and terrorizing Palestinians every single day (and have been for decades?) Have we forgotten their plight?

The Palestinians voted in a genocidal terror group as their government. They've chosen open war with Israel. It's illogical and immoral to blame that tiny nation for defending herself.

Isaac, you have been reading my blog and cutting and pasting what’s convenient for your opinions and worldview.

That is an odd way of looking at the matter. I wasn't born with rigid opinions and a worldview--they were defined and conceived after living in Muslim nations and reading Islamic sources.

See, this is why your voice is so relevant:

  1. I am thankful everyday for leaving behind such a horrific and debilitating religion. Your precious words only reinforce my decision.
  2. I get to present your thoughts to a larger audience. I think that the collective West has an excellent sense and a superb BS detector. I bet that when most of them read what I have to say, they share my judgment. When they read the statements of angels like you, they again share my judgment. It's a win-win!

More from Maliha:

Spewing out hatred and spreading stereotypes is simply a self defeating act. If you want to spend your time burning bridges and spreading hate, that’s your prerogative, please don’t pull me down that hole with you.

Are you implying that you're building bridges!? You say that the MSM maligns Muslims and that in the US there is "systematic dehumanization" of Muslims. In addition, the financial organizations are raping the downtrodden, the West is "keeping the world poor" and the Jews are terrorizing innocents.

What kind of rhetoric would you use if you were burning bridges?

Should you choose to make this phantom of “Islam” your arsenal, then I can’t help you and it’s not your place to demand that I justify my beliefs to you and your likes.

When did I demand that. Sounds like a... phantom demand! In any case, you can't justify your beliefs. They have no basis in either rationality or morality.

The Islamic Brand of Idiocy

Lightness of Being:

I love listening to right wing radio and sometime surfing the web to just hear what people on the “other” side of the fence are saying about current events. Yes, it does make my blood boil (I haven’t mastered the art of remaining cool in front of particular brands of idiocy) [...]

Speaking of which:

In discussing Islam and Muslims, there is a pattern that follows a predictable course of events. News stories are gathered far and wide, of every single foible that has been committed by someone whose religion happens to be Islam. The crime is discussed at length by experts who manage to draw in Islamic scripture (forever out of context) to justify where these people are getting their inspiration from. Maligning Islam and Muslims is the order of the day.

Oh, please. The MSM goes out of its way to obscure the Muslim angle. The culprits are often described as "militants" (Iraq), "youths" (France) or "activists" (Hamas). The same media pixelated or didn't even bother to showcase the most newsworthy cartoons in history because they didn't want their heads chopped off to offend Muslims.

What would happen if a concerted effort was made to look into every criminal (street or at the state level) to tally up their crimes and their respective religions (whether they follow the particular religion or not). What would happen if we woke up one fine morning and decided to tally up all the crimes committed by followers of Christianity, Judaism, Atheism, Buddhism…

How many Christians, Jews, atheists and Buddhists murder innocents in the name of their God / beliefs in the modern world?

Perhaps, I missed a video from Rome in which a Christian group chants, "In the name of Our Lord" as they plunge a dagger into the heart of a non-Christian.

Perhaps, I missed the news about the Jewish group that took Palestinian kids hostage, and then later raped and murdered hundreds of them.

Perhaps, I didn't follow the story about a couple of atheists who shouted "Marx Akbar" as they blew themselves up in the mosque in Medina.

Perhaps, I was on vacation when nineteen Buddhists plowed a couple of airliners into downtown Beijing.

This same logic was used to denigrate African Americans, such that any time any crime was committed by a Black person, the whole race would be maligned because of it. The same racist tendencies were used to isolate Japanese people, Jewish people, the Irish, and so on and so forth.

That's cute. Though, do note: Islam ain't a race.

Why is it acceptable to twist Islam and tarnish all Muslims with the same brush (because of the actions of the few); while it is now looked on as reprehensible to do so with any of the other minority/majority groups that have their own share of problems still.

Again: Islam is a religion / an ideology / a cult. It can be mocked and criticized. If you think that what Islam demands of you is deranged, then leave the faith. If, however, you think that the criticism of Islam is not justified, then please do tell us why. Constantly whining like a three-year-old and calling yourself a victim doesn't help.

It’s heartbreaking to deal with this systematic dehumanization of Muslims.

Systematic dehumanization? It'd be nice to provide a few examples.

In over a decade in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, my family and I were treated as garbage--we had to hide our faith and keep our heads down to get by. However, here in Western nations, to whom I appear a Muslim, I've never felt more human. How utterly repulsive it is for this ungrateful woman to enjoy such historical freedom and precious liberty and then to conveniently trash the very people and society that provide her that.

Read the rest if you wish.

Jihad in Slow Motion

Mean Mr. Mustard:

[...] rather than answering the question, someone accuses Dreher of cultural ignorance and bigotry. One hopes this playbook is becoming more transparent every day.

Oh, it is.

RD: Do you believe that homosexuals convicted in a sharia court should be killed, or otherwise punished physically?

ME: I don’t condone homosexuality. I have a lot of friends, a lot of people who work for me, just so you know. I don’t go kill them. But, you know, I don’t condone what they do outside of work, so long as it’s something not in front of me. So do I condone the sharia? We don’t apologize for our religion. If that is what our religion says, we certainly accept it open-heartedly.

Islamification of Malaysia

I linked to the case of Lina Joy in August.

Today, LFG talks about the Malaysian madness as well.

LAWYER Malik Imtiaz Sawar seems a most unlikely person to attract death threats. A small, softly spoken, friendly man, the impression he gives is above all one of consideration.

What has earned him the death threats is his appearance in court on behalf of Lina Joy, a case that has become a battleground of Malaysian political and cultural identity, and of freedom of religion.

Who is Lina Joy?

Lina Joy was once a Muslim but has converted to Christianity. She didn’t do so to make any broad point or to lead any social movement. It was entirely a private decision. But in Malaysia the state takes official notice of your race and religion. Lina Joy tried to get herself deregistered as a Muslim and reregistered as a Christian. As a Muslim she is not allowed to marry a Christian man and any children she has must be brought up as Muslims.

When the state authorities refused to accept her conversion she appealed to the courts on the basis of Article 11 of the Malaysian constitution, which guarantees freedom of religion. The case, in which judgment could be given at any time, has polarised Malaysia. Many Muslims believe apostasy - changing your religion - is not only a sin but should be punishable by death.

Such lovely people.

Sarcasm Ka Badshah

A review of Vivah:

College-going girls are covered from head to toe (no short skirts), love to go to temples (instead of discos) and read “adhyattik kitab” (instead of making naughty MMS-s), wrap shawls around their fathers as they go out for a walk (no “Hey dad, gimme 10,000 bucks —I need an abortion), talk in suddh Hindi (’Hum Aap Se Bahoot Prem Karte Hain’) bring water in copper glasses for their beaus, and though they are allowed to work after marriage by their father-in-laws still show that they know their place by spontaneously quitting their careers once they bear children.

That is so radical for Indian cinema!

The Final Solution

Black Lion offers unintentional comedy.

Every race is preferred above us in almost every society. And when it comes to complexion, ours are the most despised, while we have no problems with other people’s colors or looks at all.

Yup, who ever heard of a black racist!?

In order to stone a woman or man to death, she or he must be guilty of adultery and have four witnesses to her or his act testify. She may not be stoned if she was raped or coerced, as the woman in Nigeria testified she was.

Aw, how sweet.

I listed some of the problems, but we already know this. The solution seems to evade and stomp us.

Islam is the answer. Regardless of the question.

Here the jackal lion wishes for some hard Islam:

Where did Allah say to fight a non-violent revolution? Muhammad had people killed for insulting Allah's religion. He was merciful to a Jewish woman who threw trash on his yard, but she didn't insult his religion or his Lord. And when she was ill, he visited not to be humble, but to make dawah to her and invite her to Islam while she had breath in her body. And the verses regarding jihad hadn't yet been revealed. When they were, he killed those who insulted Allah or His religion directly. Had them assassinated!

An Unnecessary Labyrinth

This post reminded me of my visits to Pakistan in the 1990s. At the time my family lived in Saudi Arabia and we would go to Pakistan once a year. There we would meet many family members.

I would exchange strong handshakes and a hug with every male relative. However, there would be zero contact with the females. I disliked that very much. Looking back, I realize just how torturous and sad it must be to be one of them. Not only were my female cousins completely ignored, it is likely that they "think" the whole situation to be alright.

I certainly don't think there's anything modest about that. In fact, it says a lot about the paranoia in that culture: uncovered meat is the cause of uncontrolled pillaging of women and a handshake between the sexes just might lead to things that Allah doesn't approve of. This rotten mindset makes men out to be unrestrained monsters and the entire being of a woman is condensed into her sexuality.

I much prefer the Western view: we're equals in the sense that shaking hands won't lead to fitna. It's better than being constantly reminded that both sexes are degenerate--something that can be countered by garbage bags.

What's Under the Burqa?

The Telegraph:

Muslim women should be banned from wearing the veil, to improve security and cohesion in Britain, the Church of England's only Asian bishop has said.

[...] "It is fine if they want to wear the veil in private, but there are occasions in public life when it is inappropriate for them to wear it," he said.

He's quite specific:

Bishop Nazir-Ali, whose father converted from Islam to Catholicism, said that the legislation should not just cover airports, but should extend to all areas of travel where an identity needs to be established, such as tube and train stations and ports. He said that the possible failure of airline staff to challenge Jama was symptomatic of people being "too worried about offending Muslims".

Now read this odd reply:

The only problem is that it has not been proven that Jama did indeed escape this way. It is only a possibility, but it does not deter this vile man from claiming that it's a security risk.

Will the nice bloke only support the removal of the burqa from public places when the "security risk" is no longer a risk? One would think that the establishment of identity when travelling would be a no-brainer but sadly that's not the case.

Furthermore, a truly idiotic mindset is becoming mainstream: it's not about security, the infidels simply hate the burqa. Oh, please. England would hate the burqa if she were to give it a thought.

The Ignored Iraqis

Recently at National Review Online, Nina Shea wrote about the plight of non-Muslims in Iraq--a population that numbers around a million.

The situation of the non-Muslim minorities — largely Christians (Chaldean Catholics, Assyrians, Syriac Orthodox, Armenians, Protestants, and Evangelicals), but also including Yizidis (adherents of an ancient angel religion), Mandeans (followers of John the Baptist), Baha’is, Kaka’i (followers of a syncretistic religion in the Kirkuk area), and Jews — is uniquely dire. Half of them are estimated to have been driven from their homes in the past three years, either to other parts of the country or abroad. The very existence of these non-Muslims within Iraq may soon be extinguished under pervasive persecution that the U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees says is targeted against them due to religion.

They have little defense.

Lacking the militias, tribal structures, and foreign champions of Iraq’s other groups, these Christians and other small groups are singularly defenseless. Some Islamist fundamentalists target them out of pure religious intolerance. To the extremist mindset, the non-Muslim religion and culture of the Christians and other small religious minorities identify them as collaborators with the “infidel occupiers.” And, because they do not govern any governmental department, they are at the tender mercies of those dominant groups who aim to take their property, businesses, and villages, and withhold from them American reconstruction aid.

Note: I have provided the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada an article by Nina Shea in which she talks about apostasy in the Islamic world. Her writings are very valuable.

62 Years Ago

Rich Lowry:

Patton distributed a printed prayer for good weather to his troops and made his own appeal [...] The weather improved, and Patton wrote in his diary, "A clear, cold Christmas, lovely weather for killing Germans, which seems a bit queer seeing Whose birthday it is."



Sorry for the depleted blogging over the past few days. I haven't been feeling well since Wednesday; soar throat, coughing, general weakness. The atmosphere is incredibly dry this time of the year which doesn't help.

Today, some terrible and sharp pain in my left leg woke me up. I don't know what caused that, so I just went to sleep again and somehow it went away.

Hopefully this shall pass soon and I'll regain my physical strength for the big day in January 2007.

Do It for G.O.D.


As Jews we pray for peace three times a day, and we know the pursuit of peace is one of Judaism’s highest values. But how often do we lay people really get to do something for peace?

Well, tomorrow [that's today!] is your chance.

It’s Global Orgasm Day.

Well that's not fair to Muslims since half of them don't know what an orgasm is.

The Japanese infidels have got the idea. (Oddly enough, I recognized a few from Takeshi Kitano's movies.)

The umma is truly missing out on quality material!

Moral Clarity from Canada

Charles Johnson offers thanks to Prime Minister Harper for his straight talk with regards to Islamist jackals in the Middle East.

He deserves the kudos since he hasn't wavered at all:

Here's something that Canadians must understand and remember.

Not helping the US in Iraq hasn't bought them any security. Canada is a target not because she did something in the past but because for what she is: a democratic Sharia-free nation.

Canadians are in the same boat as the Americans. Whether they like it or not.

In March of 2005, I attended a speech by a conservative MP of Canada. Later, I hastily typed up the whole account which you can read here--read the whole thing. When it comes to foreign policy, the Canadian Conservatives have been on the right side.

Muslim Logic

Abu Sinan:

Yes, the "Religion of Peace"/Islam is at it again. Here we have pitched battles between religious clerics. Religion of peace indeed. We all know that Islam has the corner on religion violence and that no other religion has a history of violence, never mind modern violence. The history books tell us of religious wars that raged into the 1700s in Europe, but never mind that at, all lies.

Isn't that cute?

The West: Hey Sinan, why do your pious brothers fly planes into buildings, make head-chopping videos, murder children, keep women as slaves and kill homosexuals in the 21st century?

Abu Sinan: Look! Some monks got a little pushy. [Shock, horror.]