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Virginia Tech

The massacre at Virginia Tech has evoked the expected calls for more gun control.But does that make any sense?How many students lives would have been saved if the professors or some of the students who were attacked or the student victims had been carrying guns?If the campus had not been an official “gun free area,” with the shooter had been stopped by someone else's gun before killing 32 people?We will never know.The argument in favor of gun control goes like this.If gun control were effective, the shooter would not have been able to obtain the guns that he obtained.It was too easy for him to obtain the guns and the ammunition.Gun control advocates presume that the shooter would not have been able to obtain the guns and ammunition by illegal means.If the shooter were determined to go on his rampage, what makes us think that he would not be able to get around the law.Just because a law bans some contraband, that doesn't mean that it's not obtainable.Oh yes, usually raises …

Weenie Sailors Dishonor Britain

The story of the British sailors continue. While most of the media give the British sailor a pass for their collaboration in the Iranian propagandization of their capture, there is outrage in Britain over them running to the medial to sell their stories. The Ottawa Citizen opines:
The honourable thing would have been to renounce their coerced behaviour, denounce the Iranians' use of them for propaganda, and acknowledge that anything they endured was nothing compared to the sacrifices others have made.Instead, some ran to the media with their victim tales. The big moneymaker was 26-year-old Faye Turney, the only woman in the group. The Royal navy member reportedly sold her story for about $300,000 in a newspaper and television deal.Tales of victimhood? Tales of the lack of fortitude?

What do the Brits teach their military about behavior when captured? Any dishonor to protect themselves? Or instead: give name, rank and serial number only.

To be sure, not all captured Americans s…

Don Imus and Unforgiveness

Don Imus? Not a fan. Saying that a women's basketball team looked like a bunch of nappy-headed hos was uncalled for. so he groveled in apology.

The reactions of the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson? Unforgiveness.

What are these guys, Sharpton and Jackson, reverends of exactly? Certainly not Christianity.

Christians forgive their trespassers.

Britain Military Gone Soft

As a citizen, who would you rather have defending your country: The British weenies who collaborated with Tom the Iranian Thug-in-Chief? Or the United States Marines held Hostage by Iran in 1979? Read the first hand account of one of those Marines.

What a difference!!

Slip-Sliding

I was struck by the following quote from the AP report on the sentencing of Tarik Shah for supporting terrorism: A prosecutor asked Shah to say he knew that al-Qaida was a terrorist group, but Shah, after a pause of several minutes to consult with his lawyer, agreed only that he knew that the U.S. had designated al-Qaida a terrorist organization. What stunned me was that that was exactly the response of CAIR's Nihad Awad's in a television interview with pressed to answer whether Hamas was a terrorist organization. Birds of a feather, I guess.

A True Story

Read the incredibly moving story of an ex-Muslim here.

I was particularly struck by the following: Q.5: 51
O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as awliya’ (friends, protectors, helpers, etc.), they are but awliya’ to one another… I also found the above statement false. The evidence is in the Bosnia and Kosovo crisis; where Christian countries, waged war against another Christian country, to liberate Muslims. Many Jewish doctors volunteered to help the Kosovar refugees, despite the fact that during the WWII, the same Albanian Muslims took sides with Hitler and helped him in his holocaust against the Jews.

It became obvious to me that Muslims are accepted by all the people of the world yet our prophet wants us to hate them, to disassociate ourselves from them, to force them into our way of life or kill them, subdue them and make them pay Jizya. How silly! How pathetic! How inhumane! No wonder there is so much inexplicable hate of the West and of the Jews among Mu…