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The Right of the People to be Secure in their Persons, Houses, Papers, and Effects,
Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated


Friday, May 18, 2007

The War Against Islamic Cruelty and Butchery Will Not End As Long as Islam is not Reformed

Islam of the late 20th and early 21st centuries is a cruel, bloody, cowardly butcher's religion. So long as Islam maintains this character, all good and free people must be at war with Islam.
Think about it. If three Islamic fighters had been captured by the Americans, would there be any apprehension about their fate? Of course not. Despite all the fervid Abu Ghraib and Gitmo propagandizing of assorted leftists, pseudo-peaceniks and Democrat apologists, the general presumption is they would be treated decently.

But as soon as the news of the disappearance of these three American soldiers was released, the presumption was for the worst. For in the twisted world of Al-Qaida and its spawn of Islamofascists cruelty is first and second nature.

And there is no cruelty quite like the cruelty of cowards. Because, in the end, cruelty is their only weapon. The cruelty that leaves bodies in the smoking ruins of buildings. The cruelty that beheads. The cruelty that slaughters innocents in the marketplace. The cruelty born of a cowardice that camouflages itself in the ignorant "bravery" of suicide bombers.

This hate-fueled cruelty feeds on itself, grows and intimidates by its certainty. Where are the imams who will speak against it? Where are voices for Allah the "merciful" as these soldiers' lives hang in the balance? If they are not secretly sympathetic to it then they are shut up, intimidated, muzzled by the certainty of a hateful cruelty; a revenging cruelty that seeks out all who would oppose or protest it.

There is nothing else certain in the world of Al-Qaida and radical Islam but this great cruelty. It is not merely a capacity for cruelty; it is intrinsic, organic cruelty.

Not all muslims are bloody cruel and cowardly murderers. But enough are to highlight the religion itself as the core of the problem. The religion requires reforming, to enter a more civilised age. So long as Islam refuses to reform and accept other religions in peace, good people in the world must war with Islam.

Al Fin
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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Women Suffer and Die Under Islam--But North American Feminists Simply Cannot Be Bothered!

Feminists claim to be helping women, but they seem to be helping themselves instead.
Writing in The New Republic in 1999, philosopher Martha Nussbaum noted with disapproval that "feminist theory pays relatively little attention to the struggles of women outside the United States." Too many fashionable gender theorists, she said, have lost their dedication to the public good. Their "hip quietism . . . collaborates with evil."

...Take psychology professor Phyllis Chesler. She has been a tireless and eloquent champion of the rights of women for more than four decades. Unlike her tongue-tied colleagues in the academy, she does not hesitate to speak out against Muslim mistreatment of women. In a recent book, The Death of Feminism, she attributes the feminist establishment's unwillingness to take on Islamic sexism to its support of "an isolationist and America-blaming position." She faults it for "embracing an anti-Americanism that is toxic, heartless, mindless and suicidal."

....Happily, not all women's groups follow the lead of the Enslers, the Pollitts, and the women's studies theorists. The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) has been intelligently fighting the mistreatment of women in the Muslim world for several years. In 1997, in a heroic effort to expose the crimes of the Taliban, Eleanor Smeal, the president of FMF, with the help of Mavis and Jay Leno, created a vital national campaign complete with rallies, petitions, and fundraisers. It was a good example of what can be achieved when a women's group seriously seeks to address the mistreatment of women outside the United States.

....Hard-line feminists such as Seager, Pollitt, Ensler, the university gender theorists, and the NOW activists represent the views of only a tiny fraction of American women. Even among women who identify themselves as feminists (about 25 percent), they are at the radical extreme. But in the academy and in most of the major women's organizations, the extreme is the mean. The hard-liners set the tone and shape the discussion. This is a sad state of affairs. Muslim women could use moral, intellectual, and material support from the West to improve their situation. But only a rational, reality-based women's movement would be capable of actually helping. Women who think that looking like a pear is an essential human right are not valuable allies.

The good news is that Muslim women are not waiting around for Western feminists to rescue them. "Feminists in the West may fiddle while Muslim women are burning," wrote Manhattan Institute scholar Kay Hymowitz in a prescient 2003 essay, "but in the Muslim world itself there is a burgeoning movement to address the miserable predicament of the second sex." The number of valiant and resourceful Muslim women who are devoting themselves to the cause of greater freedom grows each and every day.
Western feminists are too busy enriching themselves to pay any attention to women who are actually suffering, in the third world nations, and especially under Islam. These pampered princesses of the left cannot get their hands dirty trying to help actual victims. Instead they must manufacture victims out of affluent western university students--who have the entire world at their feet--so as to make themselves feel needed, without inconveniencing themselves at all.

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Iraq and Vietnam--A Comparison for The Innumerate

From al qaida's number 2 man (probably #1 man still alive) comes a recent video where Zawahiri sarcastically regrets that the US will probably slink away from Iraq before al qaida has a chance to give the US forces a "really good whipping." By a good whipping, Zawahiri means killing at least 200,000 to 300,000 US troops.

It reminds me of the good whipping the #1 man of al qaida predicted that he would give the US forces in Afghanistan--presumably something on the scale of another Vietnam. Al Qaida and the other arab jihadists and supremacists have never lacked for boastful rhetoric, in any conceivable situation. Remember "the mother of all battles?" The arab supremacist who predicted that ominous condition for US forces was reportedly "well-hung," and not in the genital sense.

Of course, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi feel that the nation of Iraq should change its name to Vietnam, to reflect the enormous US losses that have occurred, to date, in the tri-partite middle eastern nation. Political speculator George Soros apparently feels the same way, and is not above spreading his money around liberally to attempt to cause as many US voters agree with him as possible.

There are many significant differences between the low level war in Iraq, and the much higher level war that was fought in Vietnam. But the most significant one in my opinion, is that any threat from spreading communism in Southeast Asia was not deduced from a major terror attack on US soil. The threat from spreading jihadism is quite real, and was revealed by multiple attacks on both US soil and on US military and diplomatic assets overseas.

The concomitant demographic in Europe, Russia, Africa, South Asia, promise to provide a fertile growing field for future jihadis. In other words, what is seen in south Lebanon and Palestine, were only previews of coming attractions for the currently non-muslim parts of the world where muslims were procreating much faster than non-muslims.

In my opinion, the best reason for the US military to be in Iraq, is to learn to fight jihadis. Because what is happening in Gaza today, will be happening in Paris and London tomorrow, as muslim populations grow. Given that the US military is the only effective military in the western world, the very least it could do to prepare for the real and growing clash of civilisations, is to learn to fight this war--not Vietnam.


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