Yesterday we talked Hamas now lets talk Islam in our series of the common theme of the left series.
Item: This story that has gotten very little press in the three days since it did:
Four Southern California men have been charged with plotting to kill Americans and destroy U.S. targets overseas by joining al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan, federal officials said Monday.
The defendants, including a man who served in the U.S. Air Force, were arrested for plotting to bomb military bases and government facilities, and for planning to engage in “violent jihad,” FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said in a release.
Four men what kind of men?
A federal complaint unsealed Monday says 34-year-old Sohiel Omar Kabir of Pomona introduced two of the other men to the radical Islamist doctrine of Anwar al-Awlaki, a deceased al-Qaida leader. Kabir served in the Air Force from 2000 to 2001.
The other two – 23-year-old Ralph Deleon of Ontario and 21-year-old Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales of Upland – converted to Islam in 2010 and began engaging with Kabir and others online in discussions about jihad, including posting radical content to Facebook and expressing extremist views in comments.
They later recruited 21-year-old Arifeen David Gojali of Riverside.
Oh Islamic men, strangely enough Al Qaeda doesn’t have a lot of luck recruiting Methodists. Jim Treacher opines:
Supporters of Islamic terrorism? In Southern California? Talk about hiding in plain sight.
Okay, you can now forget this ever happened. And by no means should you try to connect it with any other incidents, past or future. It’s just another in a long line of completely unrelated events, and it’ll stay that way unless you want to reveal yourself as a racist.
Any questions, racist?
Yes you would be racist to bring up this just as you are intolorant if you object to gay marriage…with some exceptions:
A female teacher of Islamic religious studies is causing stir with her declarations. As reported by Der Standard, while giving a lesson on religion the woman allegedly declared among other things that homosexuals should be incinerated.
Note she didn’t say they couldn’t get married before they are incinerated. The reaction of the Islamic community?
The Islamic Religious Community presumes that after having spent a whole year near Mecca, she has lost sense of what one can say in a Western society.”
Note that, not what is true, not what is right, what can be said.
What can’t be said is any critique of Islam, no matter how true.