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Monday, March 31, 2008

"Fitna" & Islam Part 3

Robert Spencer has a great post on Pajamas Media about the fitna caused by Dutch MP GeertWilders' film "Fitna". Robert breaks down the passages of the Qur’an and corresponding words and actions of MUSLIMS depicted in "Fitna". He correctly points out that with a few edits "Fitna" could be a film by the Mujahideen. Yet the liberal politically correct West continues to cave in to Islam's demands in the name of tolerance and dialog.
And that points up the odd myopia of virtually all of the objections to Fitna. It was not Geert Wilders, but the many Muslims he shows in his film, who link Islam with violence. And that link has already been made innumerable times around the world - by Islamic jihad warriors, not by non-Muslim “Islamophobes.” Omar Bakri, once the leading jihadist in Britain but now in exile from the Sceptered Isle, even went so far as to say that with a few small edits, Fitna “could be a film by the Mujahideen.” And that’s precisely the problem: while a growing chorus of Muslim and non-Muslim voices denounces Fitna, what are they doing to limit the activities of the jihadists the film portrays? (emphasis mine)
Robert also touches on LiveLeaks fear and reaction to backlash in their decision to pull "Fitna" from their servers. He agrees with me that LiveLeak's concern for their staff is real. Despite Islam's reaction about Dutch MP Geert Wilders' film, Geert is absolutely correct in showing the connection of violence and Islam. It is NOT a religion of peace and tolerance. Will the West ever stand up for liberty? Or is it doomed to be conquered by a fascist religion that talks peace only when it wants a hudna or when all other religions and states have been subjugated under Islam. All else would be destroyed or put under jizya, the subjugation tax imposed on Christians and Jews and Islam's idea of tolerance. The problem is, the tolerance and so-called peaceful co-existence espoused by Islam forbids the open practice of a person's faith if it is not Islam.
LiveLeak’s concern for its employees is legitimate. The employees didn’t sign up for this. But beyond LiveLeak, if Americans and Westerners and all people who are threatened by the global jihad and Islamic supremacism aren’t willing to give their lives for this cause, then all is lost. Because the jihadists certainly are willing to give their lives for their cause. For them, no price is too high. And if any price is too high for us, then ultimately all we will have to pay is jizya - the tax specified by Qur’an 9:29 for certain non-Muslims (particularly Jews and Christians) subjugated as inferiors under the rule of Islamic Sharia law.

What ever happened to “Give me liberty, or give me death?”


UPDATE 3/31/08 02:36 PM: LiveLeak has reinstated "Fitna"! Good for them. At least someone is willing to stand up the so-called religion of peace.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

"Fitna" & Islam Again

LiveLeak succumbed to pressure and threats about its posting of Dutch MP Geert Wilders' film "Fitna". You can see their official statement in my post below when you try to play the film. I have posted it again in a different format courtesy of The Jawa Report.

Why do radical Muslims seethe and breathe threats when anyone criticizes the actions of Islam? They are blind to the fact that their own words and actions convict them. Geert Wilders has simply put together images and film clips from Muslims' own mouths.

Here is what LiveLeak says about their dilemma.
"Following threats to our staff of a very serious nature, and some ill informed reports from certain corners of the British media that could directly lead to the harm of some of our staff, Liveleak.com has been left with no other choice but to remove Fitna from our servers.

This is a sad day for freedom of speech on the net but we have to place the safety and well being of our staff above all else. We would like to thank the thousands of people, from all backgrounds and religions, who gave us their support. They realised LiveLeak.com is a vehicle for many opinions and not just for the support of one. Perhaps there is still hope that this situation may produce a discussion that could benefit and educate all of us as to how we can accept one anothers culture.

We stood for what we believe in, the ability to be heard, but in the end the price was too high."

I don't blame LiveLeak at all. But its a shame liberals and our own dinosaur media have not cried out with indignation at the intimidation and threats toward the bedrock of our liberties: The freedom to speak.

WARNING! There is some graphic detail but it could have been a whole lot worse.

Religion of peace indeed...

Thursday, March 27, 2008

"Fitna" & Islam

Here is Dutch MP Geert Wilders' film "Fitna". It is stark and pulls no punches in its portrayal of Islamic ideology. I can see why his life is threatened and the Dutch government is extremely nervous about possible Islamic backlash. Islam claims to be a religion of peace. I don't think so....

WARNING! There is some graphic detail but it could have been a whole lot worse.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Truth of the Matter

I have not blogged in a long time. I have grown a little cynical about politics and the sensibilities of many of my fellow Americans. But I so much appreciated the comments of President Bush on the fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq that I felt compelled to speak up. Liberal fascists as well as the President's supposed friends and allies have vilified him over and over and over for his foreign policies since 9/11. The truth is plain for all to see as it unfolds in Iraq. But blind, stupid ideologues have their own agenda that seeks the failure of America and all that has made it great. Liberal fascists do not understand that if Islamic fascism wins the day and the flag of Islam flies over this country, the life styles and actions of most Liberals would among be the very FIRST things to be banned under Islam.

Anyway, my blood pressure always starts to rise when I think about the foolishness of the ignorant left and how they blame all problems on our President. So I need to relax a little... LOL! Needless to say, I predict that as long as the United States does not do something stupid and pull prematurely out of Iraq before it is ready to fully assume its own governance, President Bush will go down in history as a great President that changed the course of history in the Middle East.

Here is a portion of the President's speech that thunderously resounds a trumpet call for freedom in the Middle East.
“The surge has done more than turn the situation in Iraq around -- it has opened the door to a major strategic victory in the broader war on terror. For the terrorists, Iraq was supposed to be the place where al Qaeda rallied Arab masses to drive America out. Instead, Iraq has become the place where Arabs joined with Americans to drive al Qaeda out. In Iraq, we are witnessing the first large-scale Arab uprising against Osama bin Laden, his grim ideology, and his murderous network. And the significance of this development cannot be overstated. The terrorist movement feeds on a sense of inevitability, and claims to rise on the tide of history. The accomplishments of the surge in Iraq are exposing this myth and discrediting the extremists. When Iraqi and American forces finish the job, the effects will reverberate far beyond Iraq's borders. Osama bin Laden once said: "When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature they will like the strong horse." By defeating al Qaeda in Iraq, we will show the world that al Qaeda is the weak horse."
George W. Bush may not be the best manager of the Executive Branch our country has produced. I disagree profoundly with him on many things. But there is no doubt in my mind he is a great leader. I want my President to be a leader, not a politically correct manager that seeks to appease and placate an enemy that would devour us in the name of Islam.