Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Verse Satire
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by David Hamilton (October 2014)


T.S. Eliot's inspiration, John Donne, was very influential in Verse Satire as Ben Jonson was in poetry. Verse Satire began as a poetic form in the 1590s, spread and influenced dramatists. This is a literary tradition, which far from being outdated shows continuity through time, and like a thread holds literary change together. It is rooted deep in our cultural origins. Culturally it is another example of the need to encourage the teaching of Latin and Greek in the schools.  more>>>

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Posted on 09/30/2014 7:56 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
The Meaning of Life
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by Theodore Dalrymple (October 2014)


It always intrigued me when I practised as a doctor to observe how Man is always but a slight injury or biochemical disturbance away from paranoia. It is almost as if paranoia were always bubbling away under the smooth surface of normal social relations, like lava below the earth’s crust, waiting just some slight crack or fissure for the opportunity to emerge and cover everything. The list of possible physiological causes of paranoia is legion.  more>>>

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Posted on 09/30/2014 7:41 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
A Raid on the Articulate: G. Wilson Knight and the Battle of Elsinore
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by David P. Gontar (October 2014)


“And so each venture / Is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate / With shabby equipment always deteriorating / In the general mess of imprecision of feeling, / Undisciplined squads of emotion.”
                     -- T.S. Eliot 

 

Introduction

What Eliot says so well about the fashioning of poetry applies also to its reception by readers and audiences. Where the richest tropes are concerned, rarely are we equal to the task. Outnumbered by words, we leap from book-strewn trenches when exegetical duty calls to try to gain a few hundred yards of insight before we are tossed aside by winds of doctrine. Indeed, the bones of many a once-renowned littérateur lie bleaching in the sun. Among those forgotten heroes is G. Wilson Knight (1897-1985), in his day the prolific doyen of belles-lettres and Shakespearean exposition. Knight rests now, buried in footnotes and interminable bibliography.  more>>>

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Posted on 09/30/2014 7:35 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Are We Making Progress? – A Conservative Estimate
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by Graham Cunningham (October 2014)


A chance conversation with a colleague, a few days ago, about some latest manifestation of political correctness: “The trouble with you conservatives” he said “is that it’s all doom and gloom with you. You’re addicted to it.” My initial reaction: “Me?..gloomy!...Breath of Spring, Me.” But then, on reflection, the thought occurred that maybe he had a point.  more>>>

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Posted on 09/30/2014 7:30 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Assuming We are Dealing with Men: Taking Nietzsche Out of Context
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by Mark Gullick (October 2014)


The French philosopher René Descartes was a worried man. His concern was that his memory resembled a sheet of paper which was constantly being written over with his experiences, with facts and events. Realising that it is in the nature of paper eventually to become filled with writing, he avoided wherever possible being told extraneous facts for fear that insufficient room would remain in his mind for things of importance to this polymath. Thus, he hoped to avoid the fate of Homer. Homer Simpson, that is. The yellow father of three noted the same phenomenon, cheerfully asking of wife Marge whether she remembered ‘that time I learnt how to make tequila and forgot how to drive’.  more>>>

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Posted on 09/30/2014 7:26 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Death in Benghazi, Part 3: the Web of Deception; an Interview with Ken Timmerman
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by Jerry Gordon and Mike Bates (October 2014)


The House Select Benghazi Committee Hearings chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) opened on Wednesday, September 17th. The House GOP leadership requested initial funding of $3.3 million in support of investigations  and hearings. According to an AP report, the 12 member panel (seven Republicans and five Democrats with a staff of 30) focused on the issue of embassy security. Chairman Gowdy said, “the U.S. must learn from past violence on U.S. facilities from Beirut to East Africa to Benghazi to prevent repeat attacks.”   more>>>
 

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Posted on 09/30/2014 7:21 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Shakespeare’s Double Play
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by David P. Gontar (October 2014)


In which we hoist a dram of eale with Messrs. Frank Kermode and Ted Hughes, and Prof. J.E.G. Dixon joins in.  more>>>

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Posted on 09/30/2014 7:16 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Serial Killers and Serial Explanations
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by Theodore Dalrymple (October 2014)


A friend of mine, who shall of course remain anonymous, is a great expert on the pharmacological aspects of serial killing by doctors and nurses. The cases are not many, but they are dramatic; and in the near future he will appear as an expert witness for the prosecution in a case in which a nurse is accused of killing several patients by poison. I am thinking of attending the trial to write about it.  more>>>

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Posted on 09/30/2014 7:12 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Independent Muslim schools in London to face new 'Trojan Horse' inquiry amid claims extremists are promoting hardline views in classroom
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From the Mail on Sunday and the East London Advertiser

Independent Muslim schools in London are being investigated amid fears that hardline Islamic extremism is being promoted among pupils and staff, 

As many as a dozen private schools in Tower Hamlets, east London, are being looked into by officials over reports that fundamentalism is being spread, MailOnline can reveal.

A Whitehall source said while investigations are in 'their very early stages', there is concern within the Department of Education over a number of fee-paying Muslim schools in the borough which has one of the strongest Muslim communities in the capital. 

Unlike the 'Trojan Horse' scandal which saw secular schools in Birmingham being infiltrated by extremists, the affected institutions in Tower Hamlets are all thought to be Muslim.

Tower Hamlets council has strongly denied (the) claims …It said there is “no evidence” that the next “Trojan Horse” scandal is to be uncovered in the borough, despite one of its schools being subject to a recent unannounced inspection by Ofsted.

A statement from Tower Hamlets said: “Tower Hamlets council has some of the best urban schools in the world due in part to an unrivalled partnership between headteachers, parents, governors, local politicians and the local education authority over a 20-year period. For instance, 17 out of 18 secondary schools are rated by Ofsted as good or outstanding. The model we have adopted is based on early intervention and where problems have arisen in terms of performance or standards we have acted swiftly to address any concerns.”

Regarding the “Trojan Horse” allegations, it said: “We have no evidence of such practices in our maintained schools.” It said Marner Primary School, which was subjected to a “snap check” by Ofsted, was expected to be given the all-clear.

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Posted on 09/30/2014 5:51 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Belgium launches its biggest Islamist extremist trial
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(Reuters) - Belgian prosecutors accused 46 members of Islamist group Sharia4Belgium on Monday of belonging to a terrorist organization and brainwashing young men in Belgium into fighting a holy war in Syria.

Only eight of those charged were present in the heavily secured court room in the northern Belgian port city of Antwerp on Monday. The others were still said to be in Syria.

Belgium's biggest case against Islamist extremism highlights its status as a fertile recruiting ground for militants. About 300 fighters in Syria have come from Belgium, the highest per capita level among western European countries, according to the International Center for the Study of Radicalisation.

Prosecutors said the group was led by 32-year-old Fouad Belkacem, the spokesman of Sharia4Belgium, a now disbanded Salafist organization that wanted sharia law adopted in Belgium. While he did not fight in Syria, unlike most other defendants, prosecutors said he was the main driver behind the organization.

"Belkacem's words can only be interpreted as a call to violence and jihad," said public prosecutor Ann Fransen, listing a long line of speeches and videos in which he equalled military jihad to praying and fasting.

Belkacem, currently serving a jail term for inciting hatred against non-Muslims, listened closely as the long indictment was read out, at times smiling and whispering to other defendants.

Prosecutors detailed how Sharia4Belgium members approached young men, and a few teenage women, on the streets of Antwerp and Vilvoorde, north of Brussels, to invite them to their center in Antwerp where they were indoctrinated and readied for their trip to Syria.

"The clear aim was to prepare them for armed combat," substitute prosecutor Luc Festraets said. 

Belkacem, who was born in the small Belgian town of Rumst, halfway between Brussels and Antwerp, was among the founders of Sharia4Belgium in 2010. Prosecutors said he cooperated closely with British Salafist activist Anjem Choudary, the former head of the now banned organization al-Muhajiroun, who was arrested by British authorities last week. 

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Posted on 09/30/2014 4:04 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 29 September 2014
Police Raids in Australia: Melbourne-Resident Muslim Accused of Funding Jihad in Syria
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The story broke this morning.

Two reports from the ABC online.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-30/counter-terrorism-raids-afp-and-victoria-police-melbourne/5778116

"Counter-terrorism raids carried out in Melbourne by AFP and Victoria Police'.

'Officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Victoria Police are carrying out counter-terrorism raids across several suburbs in Melbourne.

'The AFP said it was conducting search warrants in Seabrook, Kealba, Meadow Heights, Broadmeadows and Flemington.

Flemington is better known as the location of the Flemington Race-course where the Melbourne Cup is run each year. - CM

'One man has been arrested at a property in Seabrook as part of the operation.

'The AFP said the raids were not related to last week's stabbing of two police officers and subsequent shooting of Numan Haider.

"This operational activity is not in response to a threat to public safety nor is it related to last week's incident at Endeavour Hills", the AFP said in a statement.

However: Numan Haider is a Muslim who attacked two non-Muslim police officers and tried to kill them; those whose plot to behead Australian infidels was - so we hope - disrupted and foiled, in the past two weeks, were all Muslims and their hatred of Infidels was in accord with the core teachings of Islam; and the man who has just been arrested was, as we shall see, engaged in supporting the bloody Jihad in Syria.  All these "incidents", though not formally related to each other - at present it appears that the various Muslims involved may not have known each other nor been consciously coordinating their efforts - are the fruit of the same tree: Islam. - CM

"The Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police Joint Counter Terrorism Team can confirm that a number of search warrants are being conducted as part of an operation in the following suburbs: Seabrook, Kealba, Meadow Heights, Broadmeadows and Flemington.  While this activity is continuing no further comment will be made".

'Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Graham Ashton and AFP Assistant Commissioner Neil Gaughan are expected to hold a press conference about the raids later this morning.

'The raids came less than three weeks after Australia's terrorism alert level was raised to high, meaning an attack is likely, though authorities said they did not know of a specific threat.

'Prime Minister Tony Abbott said security agencies had recommended the increased threat level because of the number of Australians (sic: he should have said, "Australian-passport-holding Muslims" - CM) "fighting with and supporting" terrorist groups in the Middle East.

'Earlier this month more than 800 police conducted synchronised raids of houses and vehicles in Sydney and Brisbane.

'Around eight plain and uniformed officers, mainly from the AFP, as well as a sniffer dog (Infidel man's best friend - CM), were involved in today's operation at Seabrook.

'Meanwhile, Federal Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt said he was seeking a briefing about the raids, which happened in his electorate of Flemington.  "If those raids took place where I suspect they might have, it's potentially within 500 metres from my house", Mr Bandt said. "I want to find out what is happening in Melbourne".

It gets personal when it's that close to home, doesn't it, Mr Bandt?  Now, do please open up a Quran, Mr Bandt.  The old Yusuf Ali translation, or N Dawood's (Penguin books) will do as well as any, for now.  Start with Surahs 8 and 9 - note especially 9.5, sometimes called "the verse of the sword", and 9.29 - then skip to Surah 47.4, and observe the command to "strike at their necks" - and then you could have a look at 3.28 which forbids friendship with non-Muslims unless it is feigned, for Muslim self-protection, and at 48.29, which says Muslims are "harsh" to the unbelievers - that's you and me, Mr Bandt, you and me - and "compassionate" (sic: though the bloodbath in Syria between Sunnis and Shiites isn't much of an advertisement) only to one another. 

And now to report number 2, on the arrest that has taken place, with an obligatory soundbite from a shocked non-Muslim neighbour who is insisting that the arrested man was such a nice fellow!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-30/counter-terrorism-raids-afp-and-victoria-police-melbourne/5778116

'Anti-Terror Raids, Melbourne: Man Accused of Sending Funds to Syria Fighter'

'A man is to be charged with making funds available to a terrorist organisation after more than 100 federal and state officers raided properties across Melbourne.

More than 100, eh?  Raids in five suburbs. If one site raided per suburb, that's twenty men assigned to each job.  Sudden deployment of overwhelming force, that's the way to head off trouble from the Mohammedan Mob. - CM

'Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Gaughan said the 23 year old man was arrested for allegedly providing $12,000 to a US citizen fighting in Syria.

"I can confirm a 23 year old man from Seabrook will be charged with intentionally making funds available to a terrorist organisation, knowing that organisation was a terrorist organisation", Assistant Commissioner Gaughan said.

'The Assistant Commissioner said the arrest came after a tip-off from the FBI.

Thank you, Uncle Sam.  Looks as though not everyone in your intelligence and law enforcement has entirely lost the plot. - CM

"The search warrants were the culmination of an 8-month investigation which began following information provided by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation", he said.

'The AFP said it had been conducting seven search warrants in Seabrook, Kealba, Meadow Heights, Broadmeadows and Flemington...

"There is no information or intelligence to indicate that this man was involved in planning an attack, nor are there any known links to the 18 year old man involved in last week's Endeavour Hills incident," the Assistant Commissioner said.

"There can be no doubt that law enforcement and security agencies are currently operating in a complex environment and there has been heightened operational activity in the last 12 months".

The Jihad, both without and within, is hotting up. - CM

'Assistant Commissioner Gaughan said police had confiscated electronic evidence as part of the raids.

I wonder how many beheading videos they'll have to wade through?  - CM

"there was a large amount of electronic evidence seized during the search warrants and that will be analysed by our investigators in the coming months to get more evidence in relation to the commission of this offence", he said.

"For privacy reasons, we won't go into the details of the background of the gentleman (sic - CM) involved this morning"...

I can, however, confidently predict that he is not an atheist, nor an agnostic, nor a Jew nor a Christian nor a Buddhist nor a Hindu.  He will be a Muslim. - CM

"About eight plain and uniformed officers, mainly from the AFP, as well as a sniffer dog (excellent; always check for explosives and illegal drugs - CM) were involved in today's operation at Seabrook.

'Forensic officers arrived at the Seabrook property just before 11 am (AEST).

'Neighbours said the man who was arrested had lived in the neighbourhood for two or three years.

'Herve Du Buisson Berrine, who has lived in Seabrook for 16 years, said he was very surprised by the arrest of his neighbour.

You should not be, mate.  Your neighbour was a Muslim..- CM

"They're very friendly neighbours and he's a friendly guy too, he speaks to me almost every day, says hello", he said.

Nobody these days seems to know their Chaucer - "the smyler with the knyf under the cloke" - or their Shakespeare - "a man may smile, and smile, and smile, and be a villain".  And people have forgotten their Bible, which warns of "wolves in sheep's clothing" and reminds us that "Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light".  If they did, they might be less gullible, less naive - and less prone to being surprised and shocked when a seemingly nice, smiling neighbour turns out to have been, say, sending money off to the kinds of people who enjoy beheading bound captives whilst shrieking "Allahu akhbar".  - CM

'He also said the raids have had an impact on the neighbourhood...".

It is the currently-still-increasing influx of Muslims into that neighbourhood, and into many others around Australia, that is having an "impact"...and not for the better. 

Final thought: of late, there have been police raids on private homes of jihad plotters or jihad supporters, and an Islamic bookshop was raided.  But when will AFP and our metropolitan police find that loose thread that, when pulled, leads straight to the mosque/s?  And if it did, would they be brave enough to follow that lead... and raid the mosques (and shut them down, after?).  There are - so it was casually mentioned in another news item I read lately - 250 mosques in Australia at last count. All over the country.  I wonder how many of them, behind closed doors, when the kuffar are not listening, are preaching the duty of jihad and the duty of observing - and imposing - the sharia, "commanding right and forbidding wrong" (wrong, and right, being Islamically defined; which means they have little congruence with what non-Muslims think of as right and wrong).  This man who has just been arrested...what mosque or mosques has he attended, in the course of his 23 years?   And is that mosque - or those mosques - being investigated?  - CM

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Posted on 09/29/2014 9:06 PM by Christina McIntosh
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Monday, 29 September 2014
A Crazy Danish Program To Tend (And Win Over) Those Who Return From Violent Jihad
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Posted on 09/29/2014 8:45 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 29 September 2014
Muslims From Asia Join Islamic State: Eat, Pray, Jihad
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Posted on 09/29/2014 8:38 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 29 September 2014
Fits Of Hysteron-Proteron
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Books tell us that the Younger Pliny was older than the Elder Edda. Now how could that be?  This calls for some carbon speed-dating, and on the double.

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Posted on 09/29/2014 4:29 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 29 September 2014
Phyllis Chesler Interviews Ibn Warraq
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Published in Breitbart:

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Although Ibn Warraq believes that “moderate Muslims” do exist, he does not believe that “Islam is moderate” and he is not optimistic about how quickly moderate Muslim theologians will be able to bring about a religious reformationthat will be acceptable. Nevertheless, for years now, my scholarly friend would disappear to Europe, mainly to Germany to “do Koranic research.” I had no idea why he kept returning to work with these German scholars. Now, I begin to understand the importance of this research with the publication of his new book, Christmas in the Koran: Luxenberg, Syriac, and the Near Eastern and Judeo-Christian Background of Islam (2014).

 

I decided to conduct an interview with him about it.

 

Q: Why should people read this book?

 

A: I think the book should, and will, be read by all those who have an enquiring mind. These articles apply to the Koran, the Critical Method that has been applied to the Bible, both the Old and New Testament for several hundred years, but which has only recently been used to examine the contents and origins of the Koran and the rise of early Islam. The results, as in Biblical Scholarship, are spectacular and intellectually exhilarating. Luxenberg’s reinterpretations have profound implications for our understanding of Islam, and her holy book, the Koran. The traditional narrative of the compilation of the Koran can no longer be accepted. Instead of being an immutable, divinely revealed scripture, the Koran is very much a human document that has a history.

 

Q: Can you explain the title and also the general contents of the book?

 

A: The title is a reference to an article by the German scholar, Christoph Luxenberg. Luxenberg analyzes a surah, that is to say, a chapter—chapter 97—in the Koran, philologically, and shows that the traditional interpretation is inadequate, and must be re-interpreted with the help of Syriac, an Aramaic dialect, and the language of Eastern Christians since the second century CE. This chapter is traditionally interpreted as referring to the transmission of the Koran to Muhammad, the Prophet. But Luxenberg shows that it is, in fact, talking of the Nativity – the sending down of the Infant Jesus during the Night of Destiny, that is under the Star of Nativity.

 

With Luxemberg’s mastery of Arabic, both in its Classical and dialectical forms, and Syriac, he not only manages to elucidate obscure passages, but also to uncover numerous hitherto unsuspected misreadings and misinterpreted contents of the Koran. Luxenberg’s scholarship provides ample evidence that the Koran developed from a Judeo-Christian background, since Syriac (a dialect of Aramaic) was the main literary language of both Jews and Christians in the Middle East before the advent of Islam.

 

Q: What is the general significance and implications of such a book? Do you have any hidden agendas?

 

A: Scholars such as Luxenberg, and many others included in the book, are engaged in scientific research, and go wherever that research leads. They are striving for, to use an unfashionable term, objective knowledge. Their results are offered as tentative solutions to various historical and linguistic problems, and hence are open to scientific criticism, and counter-examples. The scholars included in this volume have discarded theological assumptions that have, over the last two hundred years, crept into any discussions of the language and contents of the Koran, and the rise of Islam, assumptions that have hindered scientific progress. Instead these scholars have had recourse only to, what Maxime Rodinson once called, “the normal mechanisms of human history”.

 

For us, in studying the Koran, it is necessary to distinguish the historical from the theological attitude. In the present volume we are only concerned with those truths that are yielded by a process of rational enquiry, by scientific examination.

 

As I said, these scholars are engaged in scientific research and would be horrified if they thought their work was being manipulated for political purposes. They would eschew polemics of any kind. So in what I am about to elaborate I should like to make clear that I am expressing my own private opinion, and have no wish to involve these scholars in polemics.

 

Q: But surely such an analysis has implications—some might say heretical implications.

 

A: Pace non-polemical scholars, how can their research not have political, theological and social implications? The implications of such research are very grave.

 

I have no hidden agendas since I have never hidden my longer term aims. What is more I do not think they are ignoble aims. I wish to bring enlightenment to the Islamic world. As I wrote over ten years ago in the preface to my work,What the Koran Really Says, my wish “is to dispel the sacred aura surrounding the Arabic language, the Arabic script, and the Holy Arabic Scripture—to desacralize, if I may coin a term —and put them into their historical, linguistic, and Middle Eastern sectarian milieu.”

 

I wished to emulate the work of Baruch Spinoza who, as Jonathan Israel has shown in his magisterial trilogy on the Enlightenment, was single-handedly responsible for setting the entire enterprise of the European Enlightenment on its way. Both the Renaissance and the Reformation were incomplete. According to Jonathan Israel, Spinoza’s work“(intellectually and to a degree in practice) effectively demolished all legitimation of monarchy, aristocracy, woman's subordination to man, ecclesiastical authority, and slavery, replacing these with the principles of universality, equality, and democracy…Spinoza and Spinozism were in fact the intellectual backbone of the European Radical Enlightenment everywhere, not only in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, and Scandinavia but also Britain and Ireland.”  

 

Q: Spinoza was excommunicated (not beheaded or burned at the stake) for his views.

 

A: Yes, but for Spinoza the Bible is purely a human and secular text, theology is not an independent source of truth. This work is often considered the beginning of Biblical Criticism. Koranic Criticism lags behind by almost three hundred and fifty years since it has scarcely begun. Hence the significance and importance of works like Christmas in the Koran.

 

Q: Have the ideas of Christoph Luxenberg found acceptance among specialists?

 

A: Yes, there are a number of distinguished Semiticists who find Luxenberg’s analysis of particular surahs (chapters) in the Koran very convincing. These scholars do not accept all of Luxenberg’s reinterpretations of passages in the Koran but they are keeping an open mind and judging case by case. There are, of course, also many scholars who reject everything that Luxenberg has proposed. But far too often their rejections are not backed by rational discourse or scientific arguments; they refuse to engage with Luxenberg’s arguments altogether. Thus it is often unclear why they are rejecting his analyses.

 

Q: Will introducing and compiling this book get you into any more trouble?

 

A: It is true that in the past I have been on several death lists for my writings, death lists of Islamic fundamentalists. However, I do not anticipate any particular negative reaction since the work, Christmas in the Koran, is a work of scholarship which will have to be answered by scholarship of a similar kind. In which case, I shall have succeeded in my aim in bringing about rational discourse  about their Holy Scripture, the Koran.

 

Q: Thank you.

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Posted on 09/29/2014 2:45 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 29 September 2014
The Other Oklahoma Beheading Suspect, Kenyan Muslim Immigrant Jacob Mugami Muriithi
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Jacob Mugami Muriithi, Oklahoma City Nursing home worker

Source; The Oklahoman

Alton Alexander Nolen, aka Jah’Keem Yisrael was  not the only Muslim arrested for  threatening a barbaric murder the beheading a fellow employee.  Nolen, according to a report from his home town newspaper in McCurtain, Oklahoma may have been fired for misogynist arguments with female workers about stoning women under Islamic Sharia.  On Friday, September 26th,  Jacob Mugami Muriithi, a Kenyan Muslim immigrant ,  was arrested  for  threatening  a fellow Oklahoma City nursing  home worker  on September 19th with beheading. Muriithi was arrested with bail set at $1 million on  a terrorism compliant and currently is being investigated.  The Oklahoman published the details in a report on Sunday, September 28th, “Fired Oklahoma City nursing home worker threatened beheading, police say.”

In a bizarre coincidence, a fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested Friday after a co-worker reported he threatened to cut her head off. The arrest came on the same day police in Moore revealed fired Vaughan Foods worker Alton Alexander Nolen beheaded a co-worker after he was fired Thursday. Nolen is a Muslim convert.

Murithi was identified as a native of Kenya who is living in Oklahoma City. He worked at Bellevue Nursing Home in northwest Oklahoma City, police reported.

The co-worker reported Muriithi threatened her while they were both working at the nursing home Sept. 19, a police detective wrote in an arrest warrant affidavit.

The woman was not identified.

She said Muriithi identified himself as a Muslim and said he “represented ISIS and that ISIS kills Christians,” the detective told a judge in the affidavit. The two had not worked together before.

The woman said she asked him why they kill Christians and he replied, “This is just what we do,” the detective reported.

“The victim said Jacob asked her what time she got off work and she replied by asking him in a joking manner if he was going to kill her,’ the detective wrote. “Jacob told the victim, ‘Yes,’ he was going to cut her head off. The victim asked Jacob what he was going to cut her head off with and he said, ‘A blade,’ then told her after he did it he was going to post it on Facebook.

“The victim said Jacob was serious when speaking and never made any statements that he was joking or playing around.”

The woman reported Muriithi repeated the threat as she left work, saying in front of another employee that he was going to use a blade, the detective reported.

Nolen may have been a jailhouse convert to Islam, while Murithi was a Muslim immigrant. Both appeared to have been motivated by the graphic portrayal of beheadings of American victims, journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, as well British aid worker, David Haines.  They may have been entreated to follow the Qur’anic imperative in Sura 47:4:

 Yusuf Ali: Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens. Thus (are ye commanded): but if it had been Allah's Will, He could certainly have exacted retribution from them (Himself); but (He lets you fight) in order to test you, some with others. But those who are slain in the Way of Allah, - He will never let their deeds be lost.

We know that Nolen’s social media was redolent of such hatred and support of ISIS’ barbarity.  We await further details on the investigation of the beheading threat by Muriithi to determine if he was similarly influenced by social media or by the preaching of radical local Imams among the 18 Mosques in Metro Oklahoma  City serving the estimated 18,000 Muslims in the Sooner State.  With Muriithi’s arrest, the beheading murder by Nolen appears not to be an isolated workplace violence incident.  We will be shortly publishing an interview in the October NER with Dr. Michael Welner, noted  forensic psychiatrist and expert witness in major criminal and terrorism cases.

 

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Posted on 09/29/2014 9:33 AM by Jerry Gordon
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Monday, 29 September 2014
Houthis, Al-Islah, And Al-Qaeda In Yemen Can All Agree On Basics
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They may have their quarrels, but they can all agree on a few thiings:

Death to America.

Death to Israel.

An end to humiliation.

Allahu Akbar.

We, the Muslims, Are Coming.

 

In one of the tales of Grimm, "each of the twelve daughters of the king was fairer than the next." In the world of Islam, each group is more hideous than the next.

And the indoctrination begins before the age of reason. And that makes sense, because in Islam, thought is discouraged, and there never an age of reason to be attained. 

Here.

 

 

And they start young. See the

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Posted on 09/29/2014 8:56 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 29 September 2014
Let's See How Many Civilians Turn Out To Be Casualties Of The American Campaign
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Here.

Perhaps the next time Israel has to defend itself, and takes incredible measures to minimize civilian casualties -- the knocking on the roofs, the telephone calls, a little more understanding will be shown in the State Department, and in other chanceries in the West , perhaps even sympathy, even possibly embarrassment at past expressions, entirely unwarranted, of indignation or even at times apoplexy, will be shown.

 

But I doubt it. Don't you?

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Posted on 09/29/2014 8:50 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 29 September 2014
A British Muslim Gleefully Explains Why Non-Muslims Converted To Islam
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Here.

This is one of the most important videos that MEMRI has ever posted. I'm sorry not to have noticed it before. At times you will find it hard to believe -- might even think that the speaker is deliberately trying to undermine Islam -- and then, when you remember that nothing he says is wrong, according to Islam taken straight up, without any attempts to dilute its message (so as, for example, to deflect criticism, or to make life less unbearable), that he is delivering accurately what Qur'an and Sunnah teach, and is showing exactly why, over time, so many converted to Islam, you realize how valuabl  this particular recording turns out to be. 

I hopeit will be sent far and wide.
 

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Posted on 09/29/2014 8:42 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 29 September 2014
A Deeply Embarrassing Collection of Dozy Bints From Down Under
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First up, let us reluctantly contemplate the vapourings of a well-meaning Useful Idiot, one Kate Leaney, who, although not a Muslim, has donned the Muslim female Slave Rag and paraded about in it in public, all in a glow of self-righteousness, to show solidarity with the poor little Muslims to whom everybody - in the wake of the thwarted Muslim plot to seize and behead random Aussie Infidels, and then the Muslim attempted murder of two policemen - are being so very, very mean (funny looks and pointed remarks, mainly; there has been nary a lynching, nary a rape, nary a kidnapping, not even a spitting on the sidewalk, and no fire-setting or bombs; in fact, the only explosion, recently, that killed people was caused by a Muslim in Sydney who set fire to his own shop for the insurance and in so doing managed to burn to death the three infidels who at the time were fast asleep in the flats above that shop).  

The Daily Mail reporter, Mr Daniel Piotrowski, did not, it seems, think to ask Ms Leaney whether she would also be prepared to don the KKK hood and robe - or else a Swastika armband - and wear same for a week in solidarity with poor, persecuted Neo-Nazis; but that is the question that she and anyone else who is foolishly following her example perhaps needs to be asked.  Be sure to click on the link and read the Comments, of which there were not a few, because some of them are priceless.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2770225/I-stand-Always-forever-Love-fear-The-Christian-woman-wore-hijab-week-solidarity-Muslim-friends-tells-heartwarming-awkward-experiences.html#ixzz3EcHu3ewn

 "Why do you want to look like "THEM"?  Christian woman who wore a hijab all week out of "solidarity" with her Muslim friends (that is: with Muslim females whom she imagines to be her friends...- CM) reveals the fear and suspicion she faced, but says it was an overwhelmingly positive experience"

"For the past 7 days Kate Leaney, 27, a committed Christian (perhaps; but not, I think, a very wise or thoughtful one - CM) has attracted curious looks on the street.

'That's because she has been wearing a hijab every day in an act of "love and solidarity" with her many Muslim friends.

'Recently, mates of the asylum-seeker worker, who is from Adelaide, have said they are scared to wear the head-dress in public.

Perhaps.  I suspect they are exaggerating. Right now, in Australia, while ordinary Aussie infidels reflecton the fact that, had the police not acted when they did, any number of us might now be starring as the sacrificial victims in those beheading videos that are such popular viewing among all too many Muslims, the Muslim Mob is frantically attempting to represent itself as a poor persecuted victim of groundless hate. When a Muslimah complains she is afraid of wearing her sharia badge, her Slave Rag, in front of Australian infidels, she needs to be asked, pointedly, to consider the fact that any sensible non-behijabbed Australian woman, right now, knows that her uncovered hair would, to a would-be beheader, signal "Designated Prey, Because Not Muslim". That a Muslim would-be beheader, contemplating who to grab, and seeing one woman in Muslim dress and one not in Muslim dress, would seize the latter, not the former. -  CM

'Their concerns followed incidents in the past weeks involving alleged terror suspects ("incidents"...as when a young Muslim man very nearly managed to stab to death two insufficiently-wary policemen - CM) as well as a rise in reported anti-Islamic attacks.

I have not heard of any rapes, beatings, lynchings, kidnappings or arsons.   All there have been are: mutterings and funny looks and the odd snide remark; a case in which statements - which were in fact true, though crudely expressed - painted on a mosque; and a man of Pacific Island background who seemingly entered the grounds of a Muslim school with a knife in hand, yet seems not to have threatened anyone with it.  - CM

"After the news I saw on TV, I don't want to tell people I'm a Muslim", one friend texted Leaney. "I think Australians don't like Muslims!"

Why should Australians be expected to like Muslims qua Muslims?  Why should Muslims demand to be liked by those whom their - the Muslims' - canonical texts plainly tell them (Muslims) to hate, to subjugate, to deceive, to treat with contempt, to humiliate and to force-convert, or subjugate, or ...kill?  Why should non-Muslims be expected to like people who love and admire and are taught to imitate - in every single last detail - a man whose career was that of a murderous bandit war-lord, who raided and robbed caravans, who presided over mass beheadings of prisoners of war, who sent hit-men to assassinate people who had dared to write naughty poems about him and his fellow-bandits, who took and raped and traded in slaves, who had a man tortured to death and then raped that man's young wife the very same day?  -  CM

'So last week she (Ms Leaney) decided to take a stand, don the headscarf, and send a message of "love over fear".

'On the seventh day of wearing her headscarf, Ms Leaney today told Daily Mail Australia that it had been an interesting, although sometimes confronting, exercise.

"On the one hand, the reaction from her [Muslim] friends was "overwhelmingly positive".

Quite possibly they may think they have got her a bit nearer to saying the shahada;  even if not that, they have now got a pliant dhimmi tool who can be counted on to further their agenda. - CM

'Many friends who wore a headscarf thanked her for her efforts.

"I was getting messages (from my friends)....They were fearful of retribution or getting racially attacked (racially?  for the 1000th time, Islam is not a race, it is a belief system - CM) and I wanted to do something", Ms Leaney said.

They wanted to be able to prance about in their Regulation Gang Uniform and receive nothing but Nice from the infidels around them; even while it is becoming more and more plain, to many Infidels, that a great many members of that very same Gang to which these hijabettes belong are being and have been simply horrible to any and all Infidels over whom they had power. - CM

"It wasn't so much about educating the public but standing in solidarity with my friends who are Muslim and showing them they should be able to walk in public and feel safe".

What about ordinary Aussie infidels?  We were the ones who were going to be treated like a flock of sheep from which random individuals would be snatched - by pious card-carrying Muslims - in order to be ritually slaughtered...so that other Muslims could watch the video of it being done, and feel excited and elated and shout allahu akbar.   Don't we have a right to walk in public and feel safe? Because from now on, we don't; we can't.  Because we know that where there were some prepared to murder us, there may be others...Can we be sure that ASIO and the AFP have got hold of all the would-be beheaders?  That there are not others lurking in the wings, biding their time?  - CM

"There's a real sense of gratitude for someone who doesn't identify as a Muslim wearing it.  Most of the reaction has been overwhelming and positive".

'Ms Leaney said one of the best examples was when the mother of one of her friends, a Musllim woman in her 40s who speaks very little English, was heartened by her actions. "She's worn a headscarf for her entire life, and for the first time has considered taking it off, because of what it would result in".

Really?  Muslim victim theatre at its most blatant.  No behijabbed female has ever copped, in Australia, anything like what an unislamically dressed woman, all over the Muslim world, is routinely made to endure.  Reality check: let's quote something from Aussie reporter Geraldine Brooks' book "Nine Parts of Desire" (1994).  In chapter 8, "The Getting of Wisdom", Brooks visits the Islamic University of Gaza.  She writes - "Driving from the huge military road-block that divides the Gaza Strip from Israel, I hadn't seen a single unveiled woman. "There is no compulsion!" said Majida [her guide]. I gazed down at my dowdy serge sack [which Brooks had been required to wear, in order to visit the University - CM]. "Of course, we can impose it here, inside the university. But outside we don't impose it. The relationship is with God and each woman can decide for herself".

"I sipped my Coke and said nothing.  I had been in the emergency room of a Gaza hospital, when a young Palestinian [sic - Palestinian Arab Christian - CM] nurse came in, shaking, her uniform covered in wet, brown stains. "It was the boys (Muslim boys - CM) in the market", she said, "They told me to cover my head.  I told them I was a Christian, but they said it didn't matter. They said, 'The Virgin Mary covered her head, so why not you? (This is the same "argument" that is trotted out constantly by Muslims when attacking Christian women and demanding that they conform to Islamic standards of coverup - CM). "They threw rotten fruit at me and told me next time it would be acid." 

I would be surprised if any Muslim woman, in Australia, really fears that Australian infidel boys and men will throw rocks, or mud, or rotten fruit, or battery acid at her - her body, her face - as Muslims are on record as having done to unislamically dressed non-Muslim women, or deemed-insufficiently-covered or unchaperoned Muslim women.  She might pretend that she does. But it's a nonsense. She knows it won't happen. But when she claims she does, she is projecting onto infidel Australians the Muslim mindset, the Muslim way of doing things.  Now, back to our Useful Idiot, Ms Leaney. - CM

'His (hmm: one of Ms Leaney's many oh-so-nice and oh-so-charming Muslim "friends" is a male; is a spot of "marriage jihad" getting underway? - CM) heart was breaking for his mum...Him telling her what I was doing for the week had given her a little security or hope she could continue to wear it."

Cry me a river, Ms Leaney.  Me I'm thinking about hundreds of kidnapped, raped, gang-raped, beaten, abused, degraded and enslaved Nigerian Christian schoolgirls, years younger than yourself, who have been forced willy nilly - in videos triumphantly displayed - to wear that very same Slave Rag that you have just been donning in solidarity with the proudly-identifying members of the same human gestalt that kidnapped those girls. - CM

 'But it wasn't all smooth sailing. She experienced many of the negatives women who wear the hijab experience (or loudly claim that they experience - CM) in Australia - particularly, an underlying sense that some people felt suspicious of her.

Funny, that.  And she assumes that such suspicion is baseless, irrational...culpable? That people are not allowed to be wary, to be fearful?  The awful reality is that any Infidel with a functioning brain is starting - quite reasonably and logically - to associate the Muslim Gang Uniform with the deeds that many, many members of that Gang are doing.  Wear the Uniform; get looked at funny.  Look like a declared and recognised predator and the prey will act skittish. - CM

"I have had looks and seen people looking really uncertain ..or I get a feeling someone is not happy with it (the hijab)."

If they didn't say anything, then you don't know, milady and you have no right to assume. - CM

'Some people were more blatant. A petrol station worker quizzed her about the hijab, asking, "Why would you wear that, when you look like them?"

He asked her a perfectly reasonable question. That's all. He didn't throw mud or rotten fruit, as the Muslim boys did in the market to the Palestinian Arab Christian nurse. He didn't yell at her to take it off, or else. - CM

'Ms Leaney faced hostility from some people in the Christian community. She has copped abuse on social media.

What sort of "abuse" precisely? Bad language? Death threats? Unfriending? Or ...honest critique openly expressed? - CM

'A mother and her daughter even crossed the road to apparently avoid her.

Since Ms Leaney didn't walk after them and inquire, she has no way of knowing whether it ws all about her, or not. Talk about imaginitis. - CM

"It could have been a coincidence, but there seemed to be no other reason", Ms Leaney said. (You don't know, madame. - CM)  "Simply because of a piece of fabric on my head (that happens to be the most recognisable symbol of active membership in an aggressive death cult that is currently murdering or enslaving thousands of innocent people - CM) when if I wasnt' wearing it she probably would have engaged me in a conversation or dialogue".

Really? How do you know? How can you know? Lots of unfounded assumptions there, Ms Leaney. - CM

'And despite being the sort of person who "always" gets stopped by security at the airport, she said she faced the most intense security check of her life greeting a friend at Adelaide Airport.

'The search included her hijab, her clothing and in the depths of her bag. "I can't read too much into it, but it was definitely interesting", she said.

Me, I am merely pleased and relieved to see that our frontline airline security checkers are on the ball, and that a female wearing the membership badge of the Religion of Blood and War is being subjected to thorough and suspicious scrutiny. - CM

'A spokeswoman for the Australian National Imams' Council this week said a passerby allegedly ripped a hijab from a woman's head this week.

And that's all?  Have charges been laid?   Are the police investigating?  This, if it happened, would qualify as a minor assault, comparable to pulling off someone's hat.  If no charges have been laid, then do we even know that it happened? - CM

'Other Islamophobic incidents included a pig's head being placed on a cross out the front of a mosque (which is very odd; a pig's head on a cross, considered as a symbol, reads more as an insult or threat to Christians, than as an insult or threat to Muslims - CM) and a car in south-west Sydney vandalised with graffiti which said "F--N Muslims".

One car and some graffiti.  There has also been - and I will cover that in another posting, in due time - a case in which graffiti - making crudely worded but accurate statements - was painted on a wall of a house that was being used as a mosque. And that is all.   -  CM

'These incidents occurred following the release of a number of beheading videos by the Islamic State terror group, the largest counter-terrorism (sic: counter-jihad - CM) raids in Australia's history this month, and the stabbing of two police officers by Numan Haider, 18, in Melbourne's south-east. 

Hypothetical. Let us imagine that a Copt in Egypt, or a Christian or Hindu in Pakistan, driven beyond endurance by real discrimination, real abuse, the neverending humiliation and degradation and exploitation and open violence and bloodcurdling threats meted out to himself or his family or his coreligionists by the surrounding Muslims, had stabbed and tried to kill two Muslim policemen.  What do you think would be happening to many or most or even all Copts, or to Pakistani Christians and Hindus, anywhere and everywhere in Egypt, or in Pakistan?  The Muslim Mob would be out in force, howling, burning, smashing, raging, pillaging, raping and killing, destroying whole neighbourhoods.  Indeed, the Rimsha Masih case showed us that all it takes to unloose the mobs is an imam faking a claim that a Christian child has desecrated a Quran. - CM

'The chief religious leader of the Islamic community, Grand Mufti Ibrahim Abu Mohammed (who is from Egypt, a graduate of Al Azhar, and barely speaks a word of English - CM), condemned the Islamic State's "fatwa" against Australians and other westerners earlier this week, and many Muslims have joined a viral worldwide phenomenon where they have taken pictures of themselves holding signs saying that the actions of the Islamic State were #NotInMyName.

Damage control. Islamic State are showing the kuffar Islam Unmasked, straight out of the books, and a lot of people - people with more commonsense than the likes of Ms Leaney - are becoming thoroughly alarmed.  Which is alarming the Muslims, in those places where they are not yet so firmly established, so numerous and powerful, that they can afford to dispense with smiles and wiles and do as they please.   - CM

'Ms Leaney said her experience reminded her that many Islamic women often encounter distrust and suspicion wearing the hijab.

And she thinks that they shouldn't?   - CM

"I think it highlights for people who are hijabis, they experience this every day, not just the week I decided to wear this", she said.

"That's their everyday life".

Suuure, my dear. Now, for your next exercise in showing solidarity with the persecuted, I suggest you choose as your project a community group who really are being persecuted without a cause.  Put on a large-ish star of David pendant and an "I Love Israel" T-shirt and wear it to work, where all your oh-so-lovely Muslim friends, female and male, can see what you are wearing.  Allow them to get the impression that you a/ support Israeli self-defence and b/ like and respect Jews (I suspect that this might be difficult for you; so often, persons who are as Islamophile as you are, are afflicted with a certain pathological condition; but do it anyway, by way of experiment).  And see what happens then.   You might get a whole series of very unpleasant surprises. 

Anyway, enough of  Ms Leaney, who is an embarrassment to Australia, and to her fellow Christians.  As I said: click on the link and read the comments, some of them are priceless.  For example - "Booth2710" of London, remarked, "Now go and wear it in Saudi Arabia and other countries where women are forced to wear it and then see how "overwhelmingly positive" the experience is. Attention seeker wanting her 15 minutes, that's all".  Ali Rump, of Auckland, New Zealand, said "So she's a Christian? Why then isn't she doing some sort of "act of love and solidarity" for all the Christians who are being butchered and raped by ISIS?"  Honky, of Glasgow, observed sarcastically - "How many of her Muslim friends removed their disguises to show "solidarity" with her, I wonder.  Count them on the fingers of one foot!"

And along with Muslims who are playing the victim card as hard as they can, there are even more dozy bints - and some blokes - parading themselves in the following Sydney Morning Herald article, as reported by Natalie O'Brien

http://www.smh.com.au/national/australians-band-together-to-show-support-for-muslim-community-20140926-10mjxu.html

'Australians Band Together To Show Support for Muslim Community".

Chickens show solidarity with Foxes?? - CM

'Two Muslim men who have experienced the rising tension in the community since the terrorism threat level was raised, said it is affecting everyone, from their wives and children to the elderly.

'Steve (Steve? - is he a convert? - CM) and Adam from south-west Sydney said they "can feel the tension in the air when you take your kids to the park" (look like a predator, wear the same uniform as the mass-murderers in Iraq, Syria, Somalia and Northern Nigeria, the same beards, the same robes, the same little cap, and you can surely expect the Designated Prey - or those among them who have more brains than the likes of a Ms Leaney - to be keeping a wary eye on you - CM) and there is also a visibly increased presence of the authorities which was making people feel uneasy.

The only people in Australia who ought to feel uneasy at the sight of armed Aussie cops gently strolling the streets, are those who  are Up to No Good. - CM

'In the past week, there have been a string of incidents involving Muslim women being verbally abused in the street (numbers and specifics, please; not rumours; I want to know exactly how many of these "incidents" are claimed to have happened, where and when, and what was said, before I decide whether it qualifies as abuse - CM), cars being vandalised (again, numbers, please; the article about Ms Leaney mentioned a phrase - two words - being painted on one car - not on two, or three, or twenty; and so far as I can see, there have been no  tyres slashed or let down, no windows smashed or panels beaten in, no settings alight such as Muslim mobs have been wont to do to the cars of Infidels in France, around New Year - CM) and mosques and religious buildings being sprayed with graffiti.

So far, going by what has appeared at the ABC news online, only one mosque - or, rather, a residence currently being used as a mosque - has had graffiti painted on a wall.  Not two. Not three. Not ten or twenty. One.  One does not constitute "mosques and religious buildings". - CM

'Muslim community members have said they feel they are the ones being terrorised.

Ah yes, inversion of reality.  To repeat: it is only visibly-Infidel Infidels who would have been grabbed off the streets and ritually murdered.  Any visibly-Muslim Muslims would likely not have had to fear that they might end up starring in a beheading video.  So who has, in fact, been - and is still being - terrorised?  Who is it who knows that, should the authorities have overlooked anything, he or she remains the target?  If even one would-be beheader has slipped the net, then it will not be some hijabette or niqabette or a bearded bloke in white pyjamas who will disappear, but a visibly-Infidel Aussie - perhaps a child in a playground or a grannie toddling down to the shops - who will suddenly be whisked away and murdered...by Quran-quoting Islamically-dressed Muslims, Muslims, Muslims. - CM

'A 21 year old man has been arrested and charged with being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence after allegedly entering the Al-Faisal School in Minto armed with a knife and asking if it was a "Muslim School".

He did not actually attack anyone, despite having - so far as I can see - as much opportunity to do so, as did the Muslim who nearly killed the two policemen.  The whole episode is very odd. And it is, of course, being milked to the max by the Muslims. - CM

'Steve and Adam have said some of the community have responded by taking off the veil, trimming their beards,or just staying at home and not going out.

Projection.  They're acting as if they think - do they really believe it? -  that the vast mass of ordinary Aussie infidels are suddenly going to run mad and behave as does the Muslim Mob in Jerusalem, Pakistan, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, and ..basically...just about anywhere else. -  CM

"People on both sides are afraid", said Steve.

The fears of the non-Muslims are much more real than those of the Muslims, at the moment. - CM

'But the men had a message for the rest of the community to "stay calm" and don't react.  

I'd like to know what's being said behind closed doors, when the SMH reporter isn't there, however.  Because when Muslims start claiming that they're being persecuted or 'terrorised' by the non-Muslims, Quran surah 2: 214 - "...for persecution is worse than slaughter" - is never far away from their minds.  - CM

'They said the Muslim community had been through this before, and it would pass.

Lie low and hope that those of the kuffar who have become momentarily alarmed, and suspicious will go back to sleep. - CM

"We don't want something like the Cronulla riots to happen again".

Riots in which Muslims were represented as innocent victims of rabid Australian racists; when in fact, it all started with gross Muslim harassment of Aussie girls at the beach, followed by Muslim bashing of the surf life-saver who tried to rebuke the harassers, followed by an Aussie rally to express disapproval of the bashing of the life-saver; followed by the frenzied "swarming" of Muslim male mobs - rallied by and from the mosques - through a number of non-Muslim suburbs, smashing things left right and centre and from time to time attacking vulnerable Infidels.  The worst of the violence and property damage was perpetrated by the Muslims against the non-Muslims.  That is what one can discover if one sifts, very carefully, through the various accounts.  And if one knows that, then the line "we don't want something like the Cronulla riots to happen again", can be read two ways.  To me, it sounds more like a threat, than anything else. - CM

"We just hope that it goes back to what it was before. (Go to sleeep! Go to sleeep!  Don't listen to what IS say nor cross-check it in the Sira, the Hadiths, the Quran or the translated-into-English books about sharia that you can find on the shelves of every suburban Islamic bookshop...- CM).  We don't want anything to implode (another veiled threat? - CM), we love this country, we just want to live in this great country", they said.

Oh, I'm sure the Muslims love the country. Very nice piece of real estate, Australia; rich and well-ordered, all those houses and farms and shops, a pirate's dream of plunder.  But what about the people, those 21.5 million dirty infidels - black white and brown, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Sikh, animist, atheist, agnostic?  Do you love the people? - CM

'Their comments come as Australians (well: some Australians, those who have entirely taken leave of their commonsense - CM) have banded together to demonstrate their support for the Muslim community by organising solidarity marches, setting up social media accounts, and donning the hijab in public.  Thousands of people have joined efforts to promote social harmony (sic: abject dhimmitude - CM), including a social media campaign called Women in Solidarity With Hijabis (WISH).

'The campaign, which was inspired by a non-Muslim woman named Ruth who put on a hijab and posted her photo online, took off last week and within three days the Facebook page had more than 7000 likes.

'Muslim women commenting on the page were grateful for the gesture, saying it was appreciated especialy given that women wearing the hijab are bearing the brunt of public anti-Muslim sentiment.

Wear the Allah Gang colours, get looked at funny by those non-gangsters who are smart enough to know that they and theirs are the object of the Gang's implacable hostility and will-to-destroy. - CM

'In other initiatives a new Facebook page called "Australian Non-Muslims Supporting Muslim" (Translation: Useful Idiots - CM) which began last week, already has almost 6000 members.  The organisers said "the Islamophobia and discrimination encountered every day by Muslims living in Australia is unacceptable".

Sorry, guys, but if I see someone in the costume of the Allah Gang, there is nothing on earth that can make me not feel rational unease.  Because.. I. have. read. their. book. The book that Geert Wilders, truthfully, has summed up as "a license to kill".  - CM

'Sally Balkan, a Buddhist (I assume she knows nothing whatsoever about the millions of Buddhists who have been, historically, obliterated by Muslims waging jihad?  Does she even know, or care, about the Buddhist schoolteachers and Buddhist monks who have been bushwhacked by Muslim ghazi raiders in Thailand?  What of the University of Nalanda? Or the Bamiyan Buddhas? - CM) is coordinating a solidarity march to take place in each state early next month, where people from different faiths and backgrounds can march in support of the Muslim community.

Oh. dear. - CM

"We refuse to hate each other", she told Fairfax Media.

Reasonable self-defence and awareness of a real and increasing danger are not the same thing as hate. - CM

'Community Relations Commission chief executive Hakan Harman said people "need to stand by each other, speak out against hate and violence, and report any incidents of harassment, intimidation or vilification".

It would be interesting to find out whether merely bringing certain (or, indeed, a great many) verses of the Quran to public attention - in a manner critical of the content of said verses - would be classified as 'harassment, intimidation or vilification". - CM

'Mr Harman said the actions of a few dangerous individuals should not prevent people from treating each other with respect and humanity".

More than "a few", by now.  The Muslim community seems to keep on producing dangerous individuals of a certain type; over and over and over, in the course of the past ten years or so, as plot after plot after plot has been exposed and, fortunately, foiled; and as one Aussie-passport-holding jihadi after another has trotted off to wallow in the bloodbath in Syria and Iraq. - CM

'His comments come as 250 mosques around the country delivered a united message through their imams.

Hmm. That's a remarkable degree of coordination. Would the Christians or the Buddhists be as coordinated as that? - CM

'Organised by the Australian National Imams Council, the message to the congregations was that the "protection of human life is one of the five basic rights in Islam and as a Muslim we have a duty to protect humanity".

But in classical Islam the life of a non-Muslim is deemed to be of lesser value than that of a Muslim.  And in the traditional Muslim state the dhimmi was "protected" if and only if he paid the jizya which compensated his muslim overlords for not having exercised their right to kill him.  If he did not pay the jizya or if he or any other dhimmi in any way broke - or was claimed to have broken, and such claims were frequently fabricated throughout the history of Islamic countries - any one of the many rules devised to degrade and humiliate, then he and his community forfeit their meagre "protection" and became lawful prey.  - CM

'ANIC general manager Samir Bennegadi said the sermons denounced the so-called fatwa from overseas targeting Australia, saying it has no religious authority and reiterating that the horrors conducted overseas in the name of religion are crimes against humanity and sins against God."

The Useful Idiots, the dozy bints like Ms Leaney and Ms Ruth Balkan and the rest, will believe every word of those sermons. Those of us who've read the Quran and done a little further reading are less inclined to be trusting.  For we know that everything that Islamic State is doing is perfectly consonant with the instructions in the canonical Islamic texts and with the sacralised example of Mohammed.  

And now, to complete the collection, the doziest of bints: three Australian-born infidel-background females who have done perhaps the worst, most dangerous and most foolish thing that any woman on earth can do; they have converted to Islam.  All three of them are spinning the Muslim victim narrative as assiduously as if they had been born and brought up to do it.  As seen in South Australia's "Sunday Mail", on September 28, Elisa Black reporting.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/south-australian-muslim-converts-kathryn-jones-nadine-imran-and-hannah-skara-speak-of-their-fears/story-fni6uo1m-1227072732662?nk=4c4112d7b41644260a3496131ad3780

'South Australian Muslim Converts Kathryn Jones, Nadine Imran and Hannah Skara Speak of Their Fears'.

'We drank coffee and talked about the kind of stuff women talk about when they get together - work, study, our partners, our kids, and the best places to buy nice undies.

'We also talked about last Friday when a stranger (so they say - CM) told them they should hang themselves.

Did they record this alleged exchange? - CM

'These South Australian women - no different to (sic: from - CM) you or I - also happen to be Muslim, and they say the past week has left them feeling more alienated in their own country than even during the period following September 11 when anti-Muslim rhetoric ran rife.

Alienated? By joining the Ummah or transnational Mohammedan Mob, which knows no loyalty except to itself and to its allah and its "prophet", these three women have alienated themselves from all non-Muslim Australians and from the Infidel nation-state that is Australia. They have cut themselves off from the Dar al Harb and attached themselves to the Dar al Islam, the zone of Submission, of Submission to allah, to the example of Mohammed the warlord, to the sharia, the Total System that is Islam, which does not recognise the right to life, liberty or property of any Infidel on the face of the earth.  Here is a passage from the Sira of Ibn Ishaq, the canonical Life of Mohammed - "Muslims are one ummah (community) to the exclusion of all men.  Believers are friends of one another, to the exclusion of all outsiders". And again, "Men, do you know what you are pledging yourselves to, in swearing allegiance to this man (Mohammed?). - Yes. In swearing allegiance to him we are pledging to wage war against all mankind." - CM

'Kathryn Jones, 45, Nadine Imran, 27, and Hannah Skara, 19, are all Muslim converts.

'Despite popular public sentiment, none of the women chose to become Muslim because of the pressure of a man, and all converted when single.

'Kathryn, a community development worker and mother of five (I wonder whether she has managed to drag her children into Islam as well? - I hope not - CM) converted 19 years ago (that would be in 1995 - CM) after becoming fascinated by the connections between the Quran and embryology.

???? !!!! She cannot have had much of a grounding in medicine, let alone in good solid old-fashioned science, if she was convinced by the sort of apologetics that tries to fool people into believing that this or that modern western scientific discovery can somehow be found - was somehow previously coded into - the Quran. - CM

'Nadine, a former lawyer, Masters of education student, and mother of two, who emigrated from Ireland almost a year ago, comes from a strict Catholic family who struggled with her choice to follow Islam.

They 'struggled'.  But I am sure she does not fear they might send a hitman after her to kill her for abandoning her Catholic faith; whereas, if the position was reversed, if a girl from a strict Muslim family - say, like Rifqa Bary in the USA, or 'Hannah Shah' in the UK, were to convert to Catholic Christianity, it is almost certain that the family - or someone else from the Muslim 'community' - would come after her to kill her.  I wonder whether any one of these three dozy bints knew about the apostasy law of Islam, before they converted?  Leave...and you get killed.  It certainly doesn't look as though the interviewer, Elisa Black, had any idea of it at all.  Imagine if she brought along a copy of Patrick Sookhdeo's "Freedom to Believe" and asked them whether they agreed with the apostasy law. - CM

'Hannah, who has recently qualified as a pastry chef, is the most recent convert, and found her Croatian Catholic parents were confused by her choice.

"Confused" is probably putting it mildly. Croatians, like other inhabitants of the Balkans, endured the seven hells of dhimmitude under Turkish Muslim rule for generations.  If this woman's parents - who are Catholics, so they presumably descend from people who clung to their faith in prior centuries, rather than give up, give in, and convert to Islam - know anything at all about the pre-modern history of their country, they must be feeling deeply betrayed by their daughter's stupidity.  Yet again, I'd say she doesn't have to fear they might come after her to kill her; as the Muslim parents of an apostate child might very likely do. - CM

'She has worn the hijab, or head covering, for about two years.

So she converted when she was, perhaps, 17?  Internet dawa? High school dawa? - CM

'Hannah and Nadine were crossing Glenelg's Mosley Square after a morning walk on the beach last week when they were approached by an irate man hurling abuse.

"He told us we should hang ourselves for what we were wearing and that we should go back to our own countries", Hannah said.

"When I told him I was born here he got up really close and said that I should be even more ashamed of myself for having a Christian background".

Yes, she should. She's abandoned the real religion of peace and has embraced the Religion of Blood and War. CM

"Then he told us we look like terrorists".

More precisely, you look, my dears, like the camp followers of terrorists. Like jihad tarts, jihad groupies.  And women in the Gang Uniform you've adopted were much in evidence at that big riot in Sydney two years ago; one was standing beside a child holding a placard that threatened beheading for anyone who insulted Mohammed. - CM

'Following the September 18 terror raids across Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria, the women say they have faced more open anger, hostility and aggression than ever before.

Well? What do they expect? It would be surprising if they hadn't.  Doesn't it occur to them that people might look at them and wonder, "Would that woman watch while I was being beheaded?"  "Would she approve?" "Would she ululate "allah akbar" and hand round the candy?"  Because we know from enough news stories, and other testimony, by now, that women wearing the Slave Rag have done just that. - CM

'They say they have friends who are frightened to leave their homes.

Drama queens. What about elderly Aussie grannies, or young mums who normally go to the park with their kids, who are asking themselves whether in fact all the would-be beheaders have been stopped.  And who may be hesitating to leave their homes.  Out of a real, fact-based fear; knowing that there are people out there, in their own suburbs or cities, who actively wish them ill.  -  CM 

"It's the worst I've experienced in 19 years, even worse than after September 11, the Bali Bombings, and when John Howard started asking people to report suspicious behaviour in 2005", Kathryn said.

What happened in 2005, to prompt him to do this? Oh, I recall: the mass-murderous Muslim bombings of the London buses and trains.  Does Kathryn mean to imply then-PM Howard should not have told people to look out for and report suspicious behaviour?  That we should all just pretend the Global Jihad isn't happening? - CM

"People are looking at gruesome beheadings online (which were performed by Muslims, and posted by Muslims, for the delectation of other Muslims...except that now non-Muslims know about them, and the more curious and strongest of stomach have forced themselves to watch, and been appalled - CM) and politicians say there are people here who want to behead Australians."

Well, milady, Quran surah 47.4 does instruct Muslims to "strike at their (the unbelievers') necks" (or, in other translations, to strike off their heads).  And there would be no gruesome beheadings for horrified Infidel explorers of the internets to look at, if Muslims would refrain from kidnapping people and sawing off their heads, and videoing the process and proudly circulating it, accompanied by threats and boasting of the most blood-curdling sort.  Oh, and I observe that you imply, by your words "politicians say", that you think it's all lies?  That there was no plot? That it's merely infidel politicians saying nasty things about the poor innocent Muslims, in order to stir people up?  Sorry, my dear, but I'm not buying your line in nonsense and lies, today.  - CM

"I have seen people look at me with sheer terror".

Own up to it, milady; you're enjoying this, aren't you?  It's fun, isn't it, to frighten people?  To have that power?  Wear the Gang Outfit, and see the fear in their eyes...- CM

"I had a woman at Coles tell me I should take off my hijab until this all blows over.

But will it "blow over"? What happens if, this time around, despite the best efforts of all the useful idiots, a whole extra cohort of Aussies gets curious, and hits google and other search engines, and visits an Islamic bookshop or two, and cracks open a Quran, and uses their commonsense and powers of reasoning?  Then you'll get more people looking at you funny - or with a strange mixture of pity, anger and cool detachment - a look that says, "I know what you're up to, and I don't like it". - CM

"People need to know that what is happening has nothing to do with Islam".

Liar, liar, pants on fire. Islamic State has everything to do with Islam. So do beheadings, kidnappings, mass murder, holding-to-ransom, rapes and enslavement.  All of those things were done by Mohammed and his companions, and by the four caliphs who followed him; all of them have been done by the most pious and zealous and best-instructed Mohammedans - steeped in the texts of Islam - throughout the whole of the 1400 years that Islam has been spreading desolation and delusion across a large swath of the world. - CM

'But Kathryn also said the past week has brought out some of the very best in South Australians, has shown her the kindness of strangers.

Or just how wilfully naive some people can be. - CM

"The people who may have sat back and thought they didn't agree with the negative comments in the past are also stepping up and saying they don't agree with the hate and they are sorry", she said.

I'd like to know exactly what, for this woman, and the other two, constitutes a "negative comment" and what constitutes "hate". Would it be hateful, for example, in her eyes, if another woman said that she found the story of Mohammed's "marital" rape of poor little nine -year-old Aisha, and the use of that story to sacralise forced child marriages here and now within many Muslim communities, to be simply disgusting, indeed, evil? - CM

"This is giving us all an opportunity to build bridges".

To engage in dawa.  Good god. - CM

'The three women said they had chosen to forgo the niqab - the veil that some Muslim women wear across their faces - because they saw it as their duty to try and bridge the gap between Muslims and non-Muslims.

Oh, how noble of them to "forgo" the Slave Mask.  - CM

"I feel as an Australian I have a responsibility", Kathryn said.  "If people can see my face, they feel more comfortable to talk to me".

And then she has an opening to try to sucker them into Islam, or into thinking that Islam is not a threat...All for the Cause, the Cause of Allah.  Question: how would this woman react to the prospect of a ban on the Slave Mask?  No niqab, no burka. No Muslim woman permitted to hide her face from the Infidels, when out in public?  Why didn't the reporter ask her about that?  If she knows it's easier for people to relate to her if her face is not covered, then she ought to be all in favour of a burqa and niqab ban...yes or no? - -CM

"I advised all the women in the Migrant Women's Group I work with, to just smile. 

Does this woman know the Hadith that says, "We smile at some people, though our hearts hate them?"  Is she aware of Quran 3: 28 and the classical tafsir of Al-Tabari and of Ibn Kathir upon that passage, which advises Muslims, when in a position of weakness, to protect themselves from the surrounding infidels "through outward show".  - CM

'The more others know we are just humans, the more they have the confidence to ask us questions".

But what sort of answers are you giving them, milady?  Yep, this is all about dawa. - CM

"I think the best thing is if we just live our normal lives with smiles on our dials.  People fear the unknown, we need to break through that fear and talk".

Sometimes, the more you get to know about something, the more you fear it, not the less.  Unless one is evil, or a fool, one becomes more - not less - wary of Islam and of Muslims the more one knows about it and them. - CM

'After last Friday's verbal attack, Nadine and Hannah said they were approached by other people too.

"After what happened to us, people came up to see if we were OK.", Nadine said. "They told us we should hold our heads high".

Kinda sorta like telling a Hitler sympathiser in 1938 that he or she should proudly flaunt that Swastika armband...? - CM

 

 

 

 

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