Showing posts from October, 2007

The Goals of Muslim Organizations Documented

I am no fan of conspiracy theories, although they abound among the crazies, such as the Truthers (who claim 9/11 was an inside job) and the Kennedy assassination theorists.Sometimes, though, there are very real conspiracies to do bad things.If the conspiracies involve large numbers of people, though, the conspiracies will eventually be documented and revealed.One such conspiracy was documented in the Holy Land Foundation trial that just ended in (mostly) a mistrial.I consider the Holy Land Foundation trial the most important criminal trial of the last 50 years.I fully expect the prosecutors to continue with a retrial of the Holy Land Foundation and other accused conspirators.This is the trial in which the Council on American Islamic Relations was names an unindicted co-conspirator.This trial generated many thousands of pages of exhibits which shed light on some of the unsavory relationships aimed at undermining our entire way of life in the United States.When we are confronted with qu…

Hamas and Hezbollah: The Standard Response

Hamas is a US government designated terrorist organization. When confronted with an accusation that he or she supports Hamas, the standard Muslim response is, "I am not a terrorist."

Wow. What a non-sequitor!

Hamas is a Sunni Muslim political organization in the Middle East that uses various tactics to achieve its aims, including running people for elected office, offering charity to widows (especially widows of martyrs a.k.a. suicide bombers) and, yes, terrorism.

Here is the rub. Many -- and perhaps most -- Muslims do not agree that Hamas is a terrorist organization. Why?

There are a couple of reasons, I think. First, they see the situation in Israel and the Palestinians in the West Bank as extremely unjust and Hamas as the most passionate fighter against that injustice. So, in their support of Hamas, they focus on the goals of Hamas and discount Hamas's terrorism methods.

Second, they deny that Hamas engages in terrorism. Terrorist attacks are defined as those aimed…

Islamofascist Awareness Week Wrap-Up

Across the nation on university campuses this past week, students sponsored Islamofascist Awareness Week events. Predictably, the looney left elements and some, but not all, Muslim Organizations protested. I guess the week was a success for breeding controversy, because only through controversy do the events get widely publicized.

Let us be quite clear. The term Islamofascist does not refer to all Muslims, or the term would not even be necessary. The term refers (in oversimplified fashion) to those Muslims who believe that they have a right to kill those who will not convert to Islam after being called upon to do so. Osama bin Laden periodically makes such a call to nonbelievers in Islam.

If Muslims who reject the Osama bin Laden approach to Islam would embrace, promote and join in Islamofascism Awareness Week and similar events. the distinction between bad Muslims and good Muslims would be quite clear. There would be no better way to persuade the rest of us that to a majority o…

Roanoke Times Campaigns Against Gun Rights

Congratulations to the Roanoke Times for officially joining the looney left. (I deliberately provide no link to that paper.)

First the Times on its web site published a database of all holders of Virginia concealed carry permits (subsequently removed after a firestorm of protest). Then, the Times has instituted a policy of refusing advertising for gun shows.

Read about it here.

The link above contains an email to which you may sen your protest.

Why is it that the vigorous defenders of the First Amendment are so weak on and even against the Second?