MosqueBy John Ruberry

Five days ago free expression was attacked in Paris when Cherif Kouachi and his brother Said, who were trained by Al Qaeda in Yemen, screamed “Allahu Akbar” (God is great!) while killing 12 people with AK-47s, most of them journalists employed by satire magazine Charlie Hebdo. The terrorists were killed by French police two days later.

Muslim apologists quickly filled the airwaves, explaining that such atrocities are not compatible with Islam and that murderers such as the Kouachi brothers are outliers of the faith–bad apples.

Maybe.

I generally don’t agree with HBO’s Bill Maher, a strident atheist, but when he said last week about Islam, “When there are that many bad apples, there’s something wrong with the orchard,” I have to admit he’s on to something.

Radical Muslims were of course behind the 9/11 attacks in the United States, as well as the 3/11 Mardid and 7/7 London bombings. The jihadists who have seized much of Iraq and Syria–while murdering thousands of Christians and Yazidis–have announced the founding of a new Caliphate. The Fort Hood murderer considered himself a Soldier of Allah. And while western journalists were devoting the lion’s share of its coverage to the Charlie Hebdo killings last week, another Islamist group, Boko Haram, murdered all of the residents–2,000 people–in the Nigerian village of Baga. These are the same criminals who kidnapped 200 teenage Nigeria girls who were the subject of Michelle Obama’s #BringBackOurGirls Twitter campaign. It didn’t work–the teens are still missing.

Islam–you have a problem. Yes, there are many Muslims that I know who like most people, just want to live their lives and be left alone.  But my guess is that the radicals oppose them too.

Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who did his nation and the world a huge service by ousting the Muslim Brotherhood from power, is calling for a “religious revolution” within Islam. In a New Year’s Day speech, Sisi said, “Is it possible that 1.6 billion people should want to kill the rest of the world’s inhabitants—that is 7 billion—so that they themselves may live?”

If the rest of the world’s inhabitants don’t accept Islam, what Sisi said of the radicals very well may be true.

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.

The Situation:  You are an Arab state that proclaims their support for Islam.  You have a group of jihadists called ISIS who are not only winning battles throughout Syria and Iraq inspiring your youth and emphasizing aspect of Islam that, while accurate, threaten your comfortable existence within your state?

Problem how you do keep your Islamic population for joining or supporting ISIS fighters who are proclaiming a version of Islam consistent with the Koran but inconsistent with your comfortable lifestyle?  Particularly when stuff like this doesn’t stop phase them:

today fleeing Kobane refugees, some of them teenagers, said they had witnessed beheadings and seen corpses with tongues and eyes cut out amid bloody fighting.

Father of four Amin Fajar said: “I have seen tens, maybe hundreds, of bodies with their heads cut off.

“Others with just their hands or legs missing.

“I have seen faces with their eyes or tongues cut out – I can never forget that as long as I live.

“They put their heads on display to scare us all.”

Easy, fall back on the favorite method of the Arab world, the Big Anti-Semitic lie:

In a recent Friday sermon in Kuwait, titled “The False War on ISIS,” Shiite Imam Saleh Jawhar said that ISIS sold thousands of women, girls, and children to the Jews in Israel. “Even if we accept everything else – what kind of religion allows the capturing of a Muslim woman, and on top of that, allows her to be sold to a Jew?!”

The video via Blazing Cat Fur is here

Remember there is no lie so big or so outrageous concerning Jews that it won’t be believed by arabs.  Furthermore there is no more effective way to produce anger and hatred toward a group among members of the “religion of peace” than to associate them with Jews.

 

Anyone who has been following what has been going on in Egypt has seen what a mob can do as reporter Natasha Smith found out:

My friend did everything he could to hold onto me. But hundreds of men were dragging me away, kicking and screaming. I was pushed onto a small platform as the crowd surged, where I was hunched over, determined to protect my camera. But it was no use. My camera was snatched from my grasp. My rucksack was torn from my back – it was so crowded that I didn’t even feel it. The mob stumbled off the platform – I twisted my ankle.

Men began to rip off my clothes. I was stripped naked. Their insatiable appetite to hurt me heightened. These men, hundreds of them, had turned from humans to animals.

Hundreds of men pulled my limbs apart and threw me around. They were scratching and clenching my breasts and forcing their fingers inside me in every possible way. So many men. All I could see was leering faces, more and more faces sneering and jeering as I was tossed around like fresh meat among starving lions.

Well that was in Egypt and it was a single woman, it’s not like you are going to see a Muslim mob assaulting a woman in America like that and it’s even less likely that it would happen to a group of men, and even if a mob wanted to stone a group of men in America it not like the police would just stand by and refuse to protect them.

…of course I could be wrong about that.

And BTW I thought it was an ARAB festival, aren’t we told that there are plenty of Arab Christians?

To those who insist Islam is a religion of peace, and to those who oppose laws restricting Sharia: This is the future , if it isn’t stopped RIGHT NOW the consequences in a few years are going to be horrible.

BTW reverse the religions of the people in that video, would there have been any other story on the news yesterday?

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One of the things you can’t help but notice is while our friends who speak for Islam speak freely at colleges and appearances while people like Robert Spencer always have a body guard.

People seem to forget that opponent of Radical Islam take their live in their hands every single day. Of course that Spencer and Geller and others are not Muslims. I’m sure that an actual Muslim seeking reform is a whole lot safer, particularly in a Muslim country right?

Police crackdowns and attacks by religious extremists have attempted to derail the book tour of famed Muslim Canadian author Irshad Manji through Indonesia, a country she previously described as a symbol of “meaningful moderation in Islam.”

“Four years ago, I came to Indonesia and experienced a nation of tolerance, openness and pluralism,” said Ms. Manji. “Things have changed.”

On Wednesday, after five tumultuous days of security threats and cancelled events, a book discussion with Ms. Manji was violently attacked by religious extremists believed to be with the Indonesian Mujahidin Council. “As the gangsters shouted, ‘Where is Manji?’ citizens shielded my body with theirs,” said Ms. Manji in a statement she posted to Twitter on Thursday.

Remember Irshad describes herself as a faithful Muslim yet she not only had to fear the mob but two different hotels wouldn’t house her.

Remember in many Islamic countries, her homosexuality alone, would be reason enough to kill her. Her opposition to Islamic violence and the treatment of women just adds to the pile.

Until that changes, it will take people of courage like Irshad Manji, Robert Spencer, Pam Geller to lead the way, and to those who disagree with them, if you , even if you disagree with them give a tip of your fedora for not only the courage of their convictions but their willingness to risk their life to advance them.

…who was beaten to death by his teacher for Exposing his Crucifix in the classroom

“They beat my son so much in the classroom that he fled to the lavatory on the ground floor, but they followed him and continued their assault. When one of the supervisors took him to his room, Ayman was still breathing. The ambulance transported him from there dead, one hour later.”

Via Powerline who comments:

Such atrocities have become shockingly common, but have been met with almost complete apathy by Christians outside the Middle East.

And as Voice of the Copts could tell you, this isn’t the only example of our Islamic Friends message of peace and tolerance: dateline France a satirical magazine is firebombed for insulting Islam:

The offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris have been destroyed in a petrol bomb attack.

It comes a day after the publication named the Prophet Muhammad as its “editor-in-chief” for its next issue.

The cover of the magazine carried a caricature of the Prophet making a facetious comment.

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has described the petrol-bombing as an unjustifable attack on the freedom of the press.

The American Catholic calls it the way Freedom of speech dies:

but don’t worry we have people ready to defend freedom of speech against Barbarians who bomb or murder such as the head of Time Magazine in Paris:

Okay, so can we finally stop with the idiotic, divisive, and destructive efforts by “majority sections” of Western nations to bait Muslim members with petulant, futile demonstrations that “they” aren’t going to tell “us” what can and can’t be done in free societies? Because not only are such Islamophobic antics futile and childish, but they also openly beg for the very violent responses from extremists their authors claim to proudly defy in the name of common good. What common good is served by creating more division and anger, and by tempting belligerent reaction?

…or not.

Ace of Spades notes that the title of the piece: Firebombed French Paper Is No Free Speech Martyr was originally : Firebombed French Paper: A Victim of Islam, Or Its Own Obnoxious Islamaphobia?

Here’s my version of Islamaphobia, of which I do suffer: I fear that radical Islamists will attempt to kill me or the ones I love or my fellow countryman because they feel their murderous religion demands it.

Am I obnoxious for having that fear?

Or am sentient?

Perhaps we should ask the family of Ayman Nabil Labib? Or even better lets ask Tarek Mehanna and his supporters.

Over Amarillo Texas:

“You’re all going to die,” a man dressed in black screamed at passengers Tuesday afternoon. “You’re all going to hell. Allahu Akbar,” translated as God is great in Arabic.

Federal authorities arrested Ali Reza Shahsavari, 29, of Indialantic, Fla., onboard the Boeing 737 after pilots made an emergency landing at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport at 3:30 p.m.

At least I think they’re Methodists. Maybe these guys are too:

Five men in their twenties, described as French-Moroccan Muslims, are being questioned by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and by officials of the Department of Homeland Security after they were arrested inside the 120 year old Bexar County Courthouse in downtown San Antonio shortly before 2 this morning, 1200 WOAI news reports.

I’m sure it’s nothing Islamic or terror related, they must be part of the new “occupy airlines” or the “occupy Bexar county courthouse movement, only without the 5 star food.

As Michelle Malkin reported yesterday many were up in arms over Katy Perry’s tweet to “Pray for Israel” after a kid requested it.

Over the past 24 hours, all hell has broken loose — with Palestinian, Muslim, and progressive Twitter followers lashing out at Perry for her innocuous tweet asking others to pray for Israel. Here’s a small sample:

She has since backed off a bit insisting “#sheneutral.”

As well she should, I’ll be she wouldn’t have made that first tweet if she knew it was trampling on inalienable rights?

Sultan is a lecturer of Muslim jurisprudence at the Cairo University. In the decree, he ruled that “every Muslim who meets a Zionist is entitled to kill him,

Now some of you might find this harsh, but it is just the modern version of the end portion of this famous speech by James Mason’s character in the movie Yellowbeard (21st century version)

Let me remind you that it’s our duty to seek out and destroy her majesty’s enemies, the foul and most foreign French! Jews! Now while the rest of the world will eventually arrive at the same conclusion it’s our urgent task to push things on a little.

So maybe Katy Perry will think twice before tweeting

..something as offensive and repressive as that!

Update: You might laugh at the flippant tone of this post; but once you start excusing infidels praying for Israel and the Jewish people next thing you know people will start questioning the Islamic right to kill them. The next thing you know you’ve got faithful Muslims actually questioning killing infidels in general. And before you know it women are driving, girls are educated, and you end up with a country full of happily married Gay Couples with with closets full of assault weapons!

Update: 2 Take a nap, wake up to an Instalanche. Life is good, or maybe I should nap more often.

Update 3 A more serious take on the subject here.

I don’t have much use for Terry Jones, his stunt to burn the Koran was nothing but a stunt to get publicity. He may have had a free speech point but I don’t think it’s something you do. I wouldn’t like it done to a bible so I wouldn’t do it to a Koran (I don’t like burning book as a basic principle anyway).

That being said this is MUCH more outrageous.

No sooner had Jones fired up his Bic than an Islamic “court” in Pakistan found him guilty of the crime of desecrating the religion’s most holy book. The court then issued a fatwa—loosely translated as “death order—against him, as is their wont.

But here is where the story gets interesting. Pakistan’s Jamaat-ud-Dawah, a banned Islamic organization and suspected terrorist group, announced a bounty of 10 crore rupees for anyone who fulfills the fatwa on Jones. In case you’re wondering, that amount is equivalent to around $2.2 million—not exactly chicken feed.

Jones is a pain but nevertheless he is an AMERICAN exercising his free speech rights. It is incumbent on Americans to condemn this and inform Pakistan that any attempt to harm an American citizen excerpting his free speech will mean trouble.

A fatwa on one American is a fatwa on all and like him or not we have to stand with him.

Unfortunately judging from the comments sections I’m seeing the left is angry for people mentioning the Fatwa and blaming Jones for promoting hate. If the Catholic Church was exciting those who desecrated the Eucharist I suspect we wouldn’t be seeing the same response.

The GOP may be the enemy but the Flemish Menace continues to plot:

A Virginia man has been arrested for allegedly trying to help Al Qaeda plan multiple bombings around the nation’s capital, according to U.S. officials.

Farooque Ahmed, 34, of Ashburn, Va., was arrested today by the FBI and charged with providing material support to terrorists and collecting information for a terrorist attack.

Farooque Ahmed? HA we know his real name is: Dirk Jenkin Cornelis Niclays Van Dyke, yet another radical lee-lander and nothing at all to do with Al Qaeda or Islam which we all know is actually a religion of peace

They can’t fool us.

…this is what they see and are attacking:

The 23-year-old holidaymaker said she was attacked by a waiter working at her hotel.

But when she reported the attack to police she was arrested for drinking in an unlicensed premises and for having sex outside marriage with her 44-year-old British boyfriend.

Yeah just like those Christianists to be acting like this but there is more…

Today it was revealed that the woman has been told that she must drop the rape allegation, admit she was drunk at the time and marry her fiancee if she wants to return to Britain.

The British Embassy in the emirate will marry the couple within weeks in the hope that lawyers will drop charges against her.

Now unless you are living on planet secular human liberal you of course know that this story takes place in the Islamic country of Dubai and the people involved are Muslims

As foreigners from Europe they normally would not be leaned on so but in this case:

it is likely officers were more strict because the couple are Muslim.

Yesterday, a former cellmate of the woman told a newspaper: ‘She’s a British girl but a Muslim, so they were tougher on her.

‘She was trying to report the rape but soon realized the policemen were more interested in how often she has sex with her boyfriend.’

There are a lot of words you can describe justice like this, being a calm and diplomatic sort I describe it the act of barbarian bastards.

When you hear about Sharia courts and that kind of thing in Europe and Canada and non-integrated this is what is coming, and do you know what the worst part that prospect is?

…the worst part is the prospect of a 2nd horrible criminal double standard like the one I’ve already written about:

Much like inner city violence, gang violence, drugs, the slaughter and destruction of Black communities, it is ignored because it is being done by people of the same skin color and being run like political fiefdoms. As long as those fiefdoms provide the votes by (maybe buy) hook or crook all is well. And any attempt to make change, then those who are supported financially by said fiefdom scream bloody murder and racism.

The end result of this type of thing is going to be virtual serfdom of Sharia for Muslims who come to the west. If you aren’t upset by this you should be. If you are more upset by Brit Hume than by this, then you really gotta sit down and think.

Update: In other news concerning the religion of peace:

Firebombs were thrown at three more churches in Malaysia on Sunday and another was splashed with black paint, the latest in a series of assaults on Christian houses of worship following a court decision allowing non-Muslims to use “Allah” to refer to God.

CNN gave a full segment with pundits to talk about Hume today, The media talked about this for a week. I wonder if they will give this much, if any, coverage?