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Category: War on the West (Page 1 of 2)

The phrase “war on terrorism” is commonly heard today. Interesting that the term “war on the West” and “war on liberty” are not commonly used. I’ve decided to use them.

Sharia Law Lashing

I am extremely interested to see what happens with this case – how the legal system deals with it, how local Muslims respond to it.

A recent convert to Islam (whose name allegedly is “Christian”,  funnily enough), woke in his bedroom to find four Muslim men from his Mosque standing over him, and they proceeded to hold him down and lash him with an electrical cord for about  half-an-hour.

One article says that “Representatives of Sydney’s Muslim community have condemned the attack.”  But it doesn’t say who those representatives were or what they said about it.

This is the kind of thing that is alarming those Australians who worry about making any kind of concessions to Sharia law in the West.  At present, some Muslims are asking for parts of Sharia to be allowed for Muslims in  non-Muslim countries, such as parts of Sharia family law and Sharia finance.  Some countries already allow this.

I need to do more research on the subject.  But I’m leery of making concessions to Sharia.  Proceed with caution.

It’s a worry that these four Muslim fellas felt free to mete out this punishment.  I wonder if they’ve done this before to Muslims born to the religion, who would be less likely to rat on them to the police because of family pressures?

I am aware that not all Muslims in the modern world want to live under Sharia (but from what I’ve read of the primary books of Islam, that’s not very Muslim of them).  What is likely to happen if your non-Muslim society has a growing number of the Sharia-upholding Muslims coming to live?   People who believe they SHOULD be living under Sharia, and who are willing and ready to take Sharia law into their own hands and defy the law of the non-Muslim land for the sake of Allah?  How long will they tolerate not being able to live under Allah’s laws?  And will they just go home to a Sharia land, or keep trying to change things in the land of the kafir, bit by bit?  If they don’t get their way, what will they do?

In the case at hand, will the law actually prosecute the four who flogged the newbie against his will?   If so, will the radical Muslims use it as a test case to push for ‘multicultural’  and ‘tolerant’ bending of Australian law in this matter?  Will the four – including the middle-aged man – get leniency because of the religious beliefs involved?  Or will they be treated like any Australian who broke into someone’s house, held him down, and beat him with an electrical cord?

And if they are treated just like any other Australian, what will other Muslim radicals do?   Will there be a publicly-viewable schism between the Sharia Muslims and their Westernized brethren over this case?

Below are my two sources for the lashing story.

Man charged over ‘sharia law’ lashing

Men charged over Sharia law lashing

Follow-up story, February 2013

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Aliens Attack Canada!

Canada. It’s that big country north of the USA. Famous for maple syrup, ice hockey, and saying “Eh?”

And now it may well become famous fordestroying the freedoms of speech and press by persecuting the politically incorrect.

But fear not! Sometimes saviors come from the most unexpected places! Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane!


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The Freedom of Speech Wars

The Egyptian Sandmonkey has posted one more blog entry, clarifying his original goodbye message and offering an idea on what people can do to help fight for freedom of speech in the Middle East. Please read his message here.

But there is another battle about to be engaged a bit closer to home. One of our own at ThinkerToThinker blogs has been told by his local police that he is under investigation for “hate speech”, because he has ”merely… pointed out that Islam is a fascist ideology that advocates killing Jews, atheists, homosexuals etc.” Mikko Ellila has received a letter from the municipal police stating that they want to interrogate him over what he writes in his blog, because it may violate the anti-incitement law.

I cannot report first-hand what his blog has to say, because he writes in Finnish. But if you want to read what Mikko wrote to Prodos about this, please go here. Be forewarned: Prodos reprints his reply to Mikko in full, including the F-word.

Another blog following Mikko’s story is Gates of Vienna.

I am naturally wanting to be careful in Mikko’s case, since I cannot read Finnish and don’t yet have a translation of the articles in question. But given what Prodos and I have seen of anti-vilification type laws so far, it’s very likely that Mikkois not a hate-monger.We have seen that the new thought police of the Free World don’tlimit themselves to prosecuting advocacy of violence and persecution. Continue reading

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Egyptian Sandmonkey Rants No More

Freedom of speech, of the pen, of the press, of the blog. Those of us who have the freedom to express our minds must guard it as the precious treasure it is.

There are so many on this earth whose governments fail to understand their proper job. The only legitimate purpose of government is to protect the right of each human being to his life, liberty, property, and pursuit of happiness. That very broad formulation includes – most importantly and fundamentally – the right to use one’s mind honestly and to express oneself honestlywithout being subject to legal punishment. I said “honestly”, which doesn’t guarantee by any means that the honest mind will always be correct in its content or its judgments. But human beings need to be able to seek the truth, make errors, and self-correct. We need to be able to communicate our ideas with others, to discuss and argue,to trade information,etc., without fear that some Big Brother will forbid and punish us when he doesn’t like what we have to say. In doing so we are able to refine our grasp of reality, weed out our mistakes, and over time improve our understanding of whatever it is we care about. Continue reading

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Open Letter to Londonistan

I’m posting below an e-mail I sent to Tony Blair regarding a mosque plannedfor the 2012 London Olympics site. I’m sending similar e-mails and letters to other appropriate people, organizations, and London newspapers.

To read background on this issue before readingmy Blair e-mail, go here:

Ken’s Mega-Mosque will Encourage Extremism

and here:

Mega-Mosque Plans Could Make London “Muslim Capital of Europe”

My note:

Dear Mr. Blair,

I have just been reading about a huge mosque that is expected to be built in London with the backing of a radical Muslim group, the Tabligh-i-Jamaat.

According to the article, written by two Muslims, Irfan al-Alawi and Stephen Suleyman Schwartz, the Tabligh is an Islamic Separatist movement, and John Walker Lindh (American Taliban combatant) and two men involved in the London July 7 bombing have been associated with that group. Tabligh preachers reportedly have been crucial in the radicalization of the Pakistani military and intelligence services.

The article states: “The aim of the Tabligh is to unify and segregate “pure” Muslims from their neighbors.” I have little doubt this mosque will be used to radicalize Muslim youth in London and to prepare them to do their duty to bring the West under submission to their “pure” form of Islam.

It was also suggested that this mosque is likely to get some government funding. That would be a travesty, and would be a signal to the whole world that England is surrendering to the mentality that wants to destroy it and the rest of the non-Muslim world (not to mention the destruction of the part of the *Muslim* world that isn’t “pure”).

A huge, dazzling Mosque complex, built next to the site of the 2012 Olympic games, which includes residences, a library, and more, built by a radical sect that discriminates against all other Muslim sects, will tell the world that England is rapidly becoming a dhimmi state. The fact that Lord Mayor Ken Livingstone is welcoming with open arms this monument to overbearing Islamism shouts the message: “England is ripe for submission to Islam;come and hold your basket out, and England will drop right in with the next breeze!”

My English friends here in Australia (I’m an American) have been talking despondently as if the UK is already lost.

I wonder what Winston Churchill would say.

Sincere best wishes,
Sydney Kendall

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In Defense of Israel

I’m not saying that Israel never does anything wrong, but in the scheme of things Israel is on the side of the freedom-fighters in a war between liberty and tyranny.But for some reason much of the the press and most of the Western world chooses to see Israel as the villain more often than not.

Below are some links that came in the most recent TIA Daily e-mail magazine (paid subscription). These commentaries are, refreshingly, in defense of Israel’s actions in defense of its own physical survival.

‘Disproportionate’ in What Moral Universe? – Charles Krauthammer

The Vocabulary of Untruth – Victor Davis Hanson

U.N. Mideast Absurdities– R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.

Stalemate Means Defeat– Washington Times Editorial

Then and Now – Thomas Sowell. “What if the people, institutions, and attitudes of today were somehow taken back in time to World War II? What would have been the result? Would we have ended up winning or losing that war?”

More later, when I’ve had time to read the rest of the articles.

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Robert Tracinski

Ah-HA! I was just wishing that a recent article published in TIA Daily, which is an e-mail magazine by subscription, was available to the public online for free because I think it should be widely read. And guess what! The author of the article, Robert Tracinski (who is also the editor of TIA Daily), is allowing a few of his articles to be published online for free, and that article is one of them!

Please read The Suicide Bomb Morality.

Also, please have a look at this one: Publish or Perish: The Lessons of the Cartoon Jihad.

And thank you, Rob, for offering some ofyour eye-opening articles to the world at large!

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