“Today, I am proud to announce my candidacy for the United States Congress in Texas’ 32nd Congressional district,” said Pierson on her opening statement, giving her reasons for running.
“I was raised in this district. It is my home. I have seen it grow into one of the most vibrant, influential areas in the country. Families of all backgrounds call this district home, raise families, and start businesses here. We represent the best of Texas. But we are not represented by the best in Texas.”“It is up to us, the American people, to ensure the sun rises again on America.”
“I am living proof that anyone from any background can make a difference. When I arrived at my very first Tea Party in April of 2009, I stood at the podium as one of you: just a mom with no pedigree, just someone who refused to be a statistic. I was nothing more than a citizen of Dallas County who decided I had seen enough and I wanted my voice to be heard. We have come a long way since that spring day in 2009, the day together we started a revolution across this country that has shaken the walls of Washington.”
Today our country and our party are at a crossroads. The reign of the ossified old Republican establishment is about to be ended by a new generation of young, principled conservatives. Katrina Pierson represents this breed of Republicans, destined to revive the party that stands for the best hopes of all Americans.
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It is with heavy hearts and a sense of great loss that we Iranians, the descendants of Cyrus the Great, honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. We are in solidarity with the Jewish people in their unshakable resolve that never again any aspiring individual or government would even contemplate, much less carry out, the horrors similar to the ones committed by the Nazis.
Denying the Holocaust is denying reality. It is shamelessly attempting to gloss over one of the most horrific crimes in history.
Iranians join with the Jewish people on this day and days to come in frustrating the schemes of genocidal aspirants. We are particularly affronted by the past and present rulers of the Islamic Republic of Iran who have blatantly and belligerently taken upon themselves, against the wishes of honorable Iranians, the denial of the Holocaust and the vilification of the State of Israel.
We demand, in the strongest terms, that the hatemonger leaders of the Islamic republic of Iran abandon their foolish and shameful stance that clearly does not represent the Iranian people who have always considered Jewish people as friends, going back thousands of years.
We greatly honor the victims of the Holocaust and pray that humanity never again allows any people anywhere to suffer such a dreadful fate.
It is axiomatic that to be a Muslim you must: believe in Allah by taking him as your one and only lord, accept Muhammad as Allah’s beloved messenger and take the Quran as a literal work of Allah and a perfect prescription for living.
Hard as I tried, I had a terrible time being a Muslim right at the entry level. I, therefore, decided to write this open letter in the hope of receiving some satisfactory answers to the many questions that trouble me greatly.
From the first breath of life to the last pang of death, Islam relentlessly bombards us: surrender yourself fully to Allah, pray for his help, let him make all decisions for you and run your life, don’t ever question anything, since questioning is the whisperings of the accursed Satan who strives to take you astray.
Islam says that Allah is the javaab-ul-doaa (answerer of supplications/prayers) and that to him we should supplicate for any and all help in all matters.
Well, I am doing exactly as I am advised. I am supplicating Allah in the form of this open letter, to provide me with answers to some of my numerous and troubling questions.
It must be a peculiarity about me. I am loath to surrender my inquiry about things and allow others, divine or not, to do the thinking for me. If I am to let Allah do all the thinking and deciding for me, then why am I given my own brain? I have challenged the Islamic divines.
See, I have already failed the test since I have not surrendered fully to Allah and, by questioning, did not place my total faith in him.
I have been spending much of my life trying to get some satisfactory answers to my questions about Islam from Islamic scripture and authorities without success. More often than not, I get conflicting answers, confusing responses and even outright contradictory statements.
Hence, I decided to pose some of my perplexing questions in this open letter directly to the god of Islam, Allah, earnestly hoping deliverance from the anguish of doubt.
I will do my very best to conduct myself with decorum and courtesy toward Allah. At no time will I behave rudely toward him, just in case he is indeed the sole author of this awesome universe, as Islam claims. To be discourteous and rude is not my habit. I don’t even behave rudely toward anyone, much less so in dealing with a purported unfathomably magnificent being.
The list of my questions is long indeed. Here are some of my questions, not necessarily in order of importance, presented in all meekness to Allah, the Lord of Islam. To me, all questions are important and assigning relative importance to them is arbitrary. So, I get started.
I have no illusions of grandeur and no pretense at knowing very much. I am a sincere seeker after truth and it is in this spirit that I am humbly composing this missive to you, Allah. I hope that I am not being discourteous by simply addressing you as Allah. I mean without preceding invocation of your name by honorifics.
I fully realize that I really am most insignificant in the grand scheme of things. But, again, you have created me so I must be worth something. It is this realization that gives me the courage to address you with my questions, your lordship.
Without further ado, here are some of my questions.
* Islam says that you are the uncreated creator. I have a very hard time with that claim. Of course I am a most finite being and my intellect is hardly capable of imagining that something comes from nothing. There is that old refrain, “nothing comes from nothing, nothing ever could” that humans take as an article of faith and fact. But, again, we humans are hardly capable of fathoming things that transcend the limits of our finite rational mind. Any clarification of this assertion would be immensely helpful.
* Speaking of creating, Islam says that you created the universe by the command: kon va yakoon (become and became). The universe appeared instantly in obedience to your command. There are different views about this whole topic of creation that I don’t want to trouble you about. For now, my simple question is: Lord, by this simple command of kon va yakoon, you brought about this indescribably magnificent universe, yet you took some twenty years to write your smallish book, the Quran. Why did it take you so long to write it? I fear a thunderbolt might strike me dead for posing this intrusive question. I hope you hold off and allow me to continue.
So, I think maybe I can supply a rationalization, not a plausible reason, for it. I said to myself, your lordship, perhaps it took you twenty years because Muhammad was illiterate and slow in getting your dictates and taking them to a scribe to jot them down. That’s why. Yet, finding someone who could actually write things down among the horde of savages was not an easy task.
A follow up question! Why a supremely august being, as you are, with all the indescribably exulted powers and attributes, chose an illiterate Arab, a hired-hand of a rich widow, as your messenger is a mystery. Couldn’t you have chosen a Rabbi from nearby Medina, a Zoroastrian Mobed, a Christian Priest from Mecca itself, a Hindu Monk, a Buddhist Clergy? These were people who had specialized in matters of religion, rather than an Arab whose only skill was helping drive caravans of camels.
I have seen Islam’s pat answers to all questions: to no one is given the right to ask Allah about his doings, he does what pleases him and ordains what he wants. But this is no answer. It is a copout.
*Are you male, your lordship? Pardon me for asking a personal question. The reason I ask is that you have much against women. You stipulate that women are worth one-half of men. You ordain that men are rulers over women and much more. I really don’t see that. My lifelong experiences with women have convinced me that women are every bit as worthy as men, if not even better in many respects. For one, women are the life-givers and nurturers of life. Men, by contrast, are forever in the business of life-taking.
Science tells us that women are as capable as men in every sphere other than those that require brute force. But, machines are much more superior to men in brute force and women can and do operate those machines as well as men.
Is there something inherently inferior or evil about women? If so, then, pardon me, your lordship. It is you who designed them that way. Didn’t you?
Is it not a fact that the savage chauvinist Arabs of Muhammad’s time are the ones who instituted this oppressive scheme against women and Muhammad stamped his approval of the fraud in your name?
*My next question is about the role of religion. My limited understanding is that the major function of religion is to bring disparate people together. That is, bring unity and amity among the diverse and quarreling human groups. Islam fails miserably on this major point. While Muhammad was alive, he kept preaching the gospel of divisiveness. He taught a gospel of us against them, believers against the unbeliever. Since his death, Muhammad’s followers have doggedly followed his gospel of divisiveness.
How can fueling the fire of polarization bring about the peace of unity after what Muhammad did and his disciples continue to do, killing the unbelievers en mass and without the least bit of mercy?
Compounding the problem is the fact that as Muhammad was still gasping his last breath, his senior disciples were busying themselves with the business of killing one another in their lust for power and leadership. And Islam has been on a mission with the internecine as well as infidel killing ever since.
Whether or not I receive answers to these questions, I will persist in posing more of them in the future. Who knows? As unlikely as it may seem, Allah may indeed deem it appropriate to send another of his archangels with a Quran addressing these and other troubling questions. Keep in mind that he does what pleases him and ordains what he wants.
From Peshawar Pakistan to Nairobi Kenya, from Damascus Syria to Benghazi Libya, Muslims are on a killing rampage. The civilized world is shocked and distressed. Some mutation seems to take place in the humanness of the person the minute he announces his subservience to Islam by reciting the Shahada: “I bear witness that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.” The individual becomes intolerant, violent and the shedding of blood becomes central to his life.
The Greek had their gods, so did the idolater Arabs before Muhammad appeared on the scene. Muhammad chose a minor idol as god and the only god and elected the name of Allah for him. According to Muhammad, Allah is not only the god; he is the all-everything god, embodying all imaginable attributes that were previously monopolies of different gods of the polytheists.
What in fact stands out as Allah’s dominating attribute, is his intolerant and violent nature. He is nothing like the all-merciful the Quran claims. But he certainly is the most wrathful. Since commissioning Muhammad as his emissary and giving him the manual of mayhem called the Quran, the world has never seen a day of peace. Apparently that’s just the way Allah likes it.
“The religion of peace,” is in fact the religion of blood.
Distressed by the Muslims’ trouble-making and killing sprees, civilized nations are bending over backward in the hope of placating them and helping them join the family of humanity by admitting hordes of immigrants and affording them all manner of hospitality and assistance. All seems to no avail. Many of the new arrivals, deeply infected by the Islamic ethos, find it impossible to assimilate in the host countries. Instead, they strive to impose their defunct order that is the cause of their backwardness and inhumanity on the host people.
The non-Muslim world is at the end of its wits. No accommodation or kindness seems to stem the tide of Islamic violence. Countless numbers of proposals have been advanced in dealing with Islamic mayhem. Some feel that, in general, Muslims are law-abiding citizens of their adopted countries and it is a minority that is responsible for acts of atrocities. Thinking along these lines has prompted people to say that the solution to Islamic violence rests with Islamic leaders. That is, Islamic leaders should speak up and condemn jihad and jihadists.
To begin with, renouncing jihad violates the repeated commands of the Quran and the Hadith. No Islamic leader would dare to attempt that abrogation.
To propose that the solution to Muslims’ killings of non-combatant civilians, as jihadists do daily, rests with Muslim leaders declaring anyone who does such a thing goes to hell is a product of a wishful mind or an ignorant naive dreamer unfamiliar with the fundamental bases of Islamic violence. Here are a few fatal flaws in this proposal.
Muhammad is long dead. There is no one person, a pope-like figure in Islam and there has never been since Muhammad died. Immediately after Muhammad died, Islam became ‘ISLAMS’ and kept fractioning and continues to do so to this day. It is not too dissimilar to the death of the founder of a violent gang leader that spawns an entire group of contenders for the position that inevitably leads to infighting among the late gang leader’s top lieutenants.
Any Islamic leader worthy of his salt would neither dare nor want to issue such fatwa. It is like asking a slaveholder who is leading a very charmed life at the expense of slaves to free the slave and start working the cotton fields to earn his bread.
Furthermore, if this leader, who has bought into the system and has reaped the immensely-valued benefits of his position, were to in fact give it all up and come up with the suggested fatwa, he would be immediately defrocked if not lynched by his own followers as a heretic who had betrayed the explicit teachings of the holy Quran where the faithful are repeatedly urged to wage war against all Kafir (non-Muslim), civilians or not.
Islam is tantamount to violence. Violence is the lifeblood of Islam and it has been ever since the time of Muhammad in Medina by Muhammad’s own edict and conducts.
Without violence of all types, Islam would undergo a slow death. Violence is in the fabric of this cult. Take away violence and you shut down the blood supply from the body of ‘ISLAMS.’ Islam is violent, not only against non-Muslims, but it is also violent against its own numerous sects and offshoots. Even within every sect and offshoot violence in the most savage ways is practiced. Just to name some examples: public lashing, cutting off of hands for stealing even a morsel of bread, blinding convicts or hanging them, stoning the so-called adulteresses, castrating sexual offenders and hanging of homosexuals.
No fatwa of Islamic leader or leaders is forthcoming. The only answer to a cult born by violence seems to be death by violence, something like what is going on daily in Iraq and Syria and to some extent in other Muslim lands. The non-Islamic lands will do well to keep this cult of violence out of their countries and let them practice their systemic violence among their feuding sects in their own lands.
Western armchair theorizers and wishful thinkers need to take time and study the Islamic system in order to avoid making demands on Muslim leaders–demands that will never be met because they are completely unrealistic.
Muslim leaders advance to their positions of leadership in the Islam Inc.’s numerous subsidiaries by cleverly and ruthlessly navigating their way through the hierarchical labyrinth of cutthroat competition. Kissing up and the demonstrating of unconditional loyalty to the higher ups is required. Undeviating total devotion to the charter of the corporation as defined and promoted by the particular subsidiary, while vigilantly exploiting any opportunity for climbing up the next rung of the ladder of leadership are prime requisites of staying in the game.
The individuals who attain high leadership positions in Islam have invested their all with great acumen and gone through a tortuous ringer for years to attain their positions. They deeply covet that position and do absolutely nothing to rock the boat, so to speak.
The individual who ascends to a high leadership position, must craftily and successfully work his way through a labyrinth of high intrigues for many years. These leadership positions are greatly coveted and the person would hardly be inclined to do anything that would endanger his status. The slightest deviation by any of the Islamic high clergy entails tremendous risks. The late grand Ayatollah Ali Montazeri of Iran, for instance, who was initially tapped by Khomeini to become his successor, was disgraced and placed under house arrest for daring to voice his concerns about the Islamic government’s summary mass execution of political prisoners.
The profession of a clergy is to attract a select segment of men, men who have already significantly bought into the Islamic charter and its methods. As these men undergo formal indoctrination, a culling process takes place. Hundreds of thousands of these men, for a variety of reasons, do not advance very far. A great number of Muslims function in lower positions for the rest of their lives. They are the drones, so to speak. They loyally keep working the rank and file Muslim believers at villages and towns, making them toe the line and pay their tributes and cash to their parasitic handlers who continue their highly successful smoke and mirror charade. A significant number may leave the ordination altogether, for a variety of reasons, and begin earning their living like the rest of the people.
Another not unimportant complicating factor is that the Islamic leaders actually believe the entire Islamic package, as absurd as much of it may seem to non-Muslims. It is human nature to start believing even the most absurd after having it preached to you by higher authorities and you, yourself, had parroted them repeatedly to others.
Millions of Shiites, for example, pilgrimage to a well near the city of Qum in Iran to pay homage and tribute to the Shiite’s 12th imam, claimed to be hiding there for over a thousand years. No one forces these millions to believe this patently absurd assertion successfully hammered into their minds by the purveyors of the Islamic fraud, the high divines.
Interestingly enough, the new mullah president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, in a public speech proclaimed that Iran belongs to the same imam who is hiding in the well. This mullah Rouhani is now championing Iran’s standing down its nuclearization program? Be serious. This is the same fraud who bragged about how he fooled the West by pretending to negotiate while keeping the centrifuges spinning overtime to produce the needed material for the bombs.
Getting the nuclear bomb is the Holy Grail for the Shiites of the world. It is the bomb they intend to use, make no mistake about it, that would make the world a bloodbath, a pre-requisite condition of their promised savior, the imam in the well, to abandon his hideout, rise to the surface, defeat whatever is left of the non-Muslim world and establish Allah’s complete rule over the entire planet.
Islam is a belief of blood. It lives and thrives on blood. It can be animal blood, enemy blood or even it’s own blood. Consider the horrific practice of ghameh zani, (self-flagellation). Shiite faithful march en mass in public places, beating themselves with chains, cutting themselves with knives on their heads, torso and arms, causing blood to gush out and all this to commemorate religious historical events.
There once was a picture of a mother proudly holding up her baby boy who was slashed on the forehead during gameh zani. That picture is worth a million words to make the case that Islam is a belief of blood. Islam has got to have blood. When you mercilessly slash your own head and body to honor your belief of blood, you have no compunctions in shedding the blood of others, particularly when they are perceived as enemies of your sacred belief.
The vast land of America was once inhabited by a relatively small number of indigenous people. These native ‘Indians’ had lived throughout the land for thousands of years, and they will always remain the true fathers of America. American Indians helped the Pilgrims survive the winter. Later, more European immigrants came, and American settlement finally outgrew the Indian fathers.
Then, on July 4, 1776, America declared its independence from England, the old white grandfather across the sea. The miracle of America happened, and its dynamic birth rapidly changed the entire world.
America developed into thirteen colonies, then into the strong 50 states that she is today. In a very short time, America grew from a log cabin to the largest and most technologically powerful economy in the world. The United States is a nonpareil icon, and the envy of the world.
In many surprising ways, America resembles the great, ancient Persian Empire. Like the Persians, who rarely regret the past, Americans always believe “the best days are ahead.” Like the ancient Persian Empire once was, the United States is now the greatest country in the world.
Like the ancient Persians who were the first world managers and the most tolerant empire-builders, America, with its Constitution, is also the most tolerant and benevolent nation in the world. Ancient Persian kings released the Jews from Babylonian captivity, financed the reestablishment of their nation, and restored their national religion. (Zionists, they were!)
America has basically done the same. America is, in a strange sense, a reincarnation of Persia, an extension of the Achaemanid Empire. No wonder the immigrant Persians (Iranian-Americans) hold the United States very close to their heart and have blossomed here in their new home.
Unfortunately, tragedy reigns in the land of the old Persians. The remnants of the great Persian Empire were swallowed up by the Muslim conquerors storming out of Arabia. A tyrannical version of Islam eviscerated the spiritual life of tolerant old Persia. It has taken decades for the Persians (modern Iranians) to recover their spirit. Zoroastrianism, the original Iranian religion, was not an effective barrier against the radical, murderous version of the religion from the Arabian Desert, and Zoroastrianism has not rebounded with the new Persian nationalism today.
The Persian renaissance lies in the spirit of the Iranians themselves. This spirit alone can overcome the Islamists who rule as tyrants.
Islam, as it is officially practiced in Iran today, is a stultifying, iron cowl. Today, after 1400 years, Islamofascism is again the greatest threat to existence of the free world and Judeo-Christian civilization. Persians underestimated the power of a militant aggressive Islam; something America must not do the second time.
For the past 35 years, the Iranian people have been kept hostage in their own country by a group of barbaric savages who despise anything Iranian and are slowly purging any remnant left of the pre-Islamic Persia, as well as Persian textbooks. These pro-Arab, are not Iranians by any means. “Iranian” is defined by a state of mind, not by a place of residence. The barbaric mullahs and their mercenaries presently ruling Iran are not Iranians. They are Islamofascists who have enlisted themselves in the service of a most oppressive, discriminating, and demeaning ideology.
It was apparent on September 11, 2001 that Americans had already underestimated the power of Islam’s madness. There must be no weakness in American resolve now.
Islam is a brutal, tribal warrior cult that glorifies jihad and martyrdom. The Quran is replete with acts of murder, terrorism, and genocide. Nearly a billion and a half of the human species — a species supposedly endowed with the greatest of intelligence — swallows Islam whole and even dispenses it to others by any and all means possible. It is one of those great mysteries of life that defies any and all logic.
While America is experiencing all sorts of hardship within, the American dream still looms large in the eyes of so many people everywhere. We the People should join hands with heroes today and express our love for America. America is far more than a country. It is a place of greatness, where the souls of Indians still dwell side by side with modern heroes. Native Americans, a group with a proud military heritage of patriotic service, see that America is in grave danger, yet they believe all heroes, past and present, need to unite to preserve America.
In spite of the current political uproar in America, the United States remains the last haven of hope where humanity and freedom can flourish. The world owes a great deal to America for inspirational and practical accomplishment. A true American is generous. Americans have helped every other nation in the world. America’s enemies decry her greatness, yet they want to be in America, and to be American.
A Pakistani newspaper allegedly offered a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American. So, Peter Ferrara, an associate professor of law at George Mason University School of Law wrote the following: “Let everyone know what an American is so he’ll know when he’s found one.”
An American is English…or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani, or Afghan.
An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist. The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them choose. An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.
So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo and Stalin and Mao Tse-Tung, and every bloodthirsty tyrant in the history of the world.”
But in doing so you would just be killing yourself. Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American.”
Americans have defined freedom.
Beginning next semester, all 200 second- through fifth-graders at PS 368 in Hamilton Heights will be taught the language twice a week for 45 minutes — putting it on equal footing with science and music courses.
One reason Principal Nicky Kram Rosen selected Arabic — as opposed to more common offerings, such as Spanish or French — is because it will help the school obtain a prestigious International Baccalaureate standing.
The civilized world witnessed in revulsion the graphic images, which emerged showing the aftermath of a dawn poison gas attack in the suburbs of Damascus, Syria. The attack wiped out some 1300 people as they lay sleeping in their beds. The Obama administration claims President Bashar al-Assad’s forces launched the nerve gas attack while the Syrian government has denounced the US’s assessment of chemical weapons, calling the this accusation, “full of lies.”
Gassing of Syrian civilians is a crime beyond the pale, no matter who did it. Yet, where is the rest of the world’s reaction to this atrocity? Some countries, with Russia’s Colonel Putin in the lead, are siding with the alleged gasser. In fact, they are turning the tables and accusing the Syrian opposition forces of being the ones who did the gassing to garner support from foreign “fundamentalists.”
As for Assad’s gassing, Mr. President, perhaps he was testing your resolve in a stepwise manner, to make doubly sure that you are all bluster and your threats, in contrast to his, only hot air. Allegedly, Assad used poison gas several times on a smaller scale and you looked the other way. See what happens when villains go unchecked?
Regardless of who used any chemical weapons, the world can’t just let a thug like Assad go unpunished for murdering well over a hundred thousand people since the conflict began on 15 March 2011. That would be a travesty and a license for him and his handlers, Iran’s mullahs and the Russians, to go on a rampage. There are no good guys to support in this senseless civil war. The choice seems to be between the devil and the deep blue sea–between Assad’s Ba’ath-o-fascists and the Islam-o-fascists. Fascists are fascists. Even the democratic-appearing “Syrian Free Army” suspiciously seems to be of the same old Arab-Muslim hate Israel crowd. Hate Israel. Destroy Israel is the rallying cry of these people.
President Obama, you have my sympathy. You are in a very tight spot, largely of your own doing. You piped up about the “red-line” thing, for whatever reason. Did you think of yourself as the chief constable of the world when you made that statement? Didn’t you realize that when push comes to shove, the team you thought you had would turn tail and you yourself get forced to do the same?
Again, Mr. President, the terrible fix you find yourself in is the predictable result of your own making. From the time you took your apology world tour, bad-mouthing the United States, singing the praises of Islam and internationalism, you showed vacillation and weakness at every turn. For one, you did not even find it in yourself to voice your support for the valiant Iranians against the rule of fascist mullahs in the 2009 Green Revolution.
The results: Thousands of democracy’s best children of Iran were slaughtered, maimed, or imprisoned and the Iranian mullahs are emboldened and have tripled their speed in the quest for their ultimate weapon, knowing full well that you neither can nor will do anything to stop them.
More than a year ago, an American ambassador and three other American heroes were brutally murdered in Benghazi, Libya. Along the way, there was the notion of the laughably false explanation initially given to the American public by your administration that the attack was incited by a video. Mr. President, you said while campaigning in Colorado “I want people around the world to hear me: No act of terror will go unpunished.”
But you have failed thus far to make good on your promise to do anything when a bunch of Muslim jihadists massacred our ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi. Your “toothless” rhetoric is proven useless and you have become a laughingstock, Mr. President. You have no credibility left.
Now, Mr. President, you are forced to cover yourself with Colonel Putin’s fig leaf. It breaks my heart and mocks our great nation that so trustingly placed its destiny in your hands. I pray you work your way out of this terrible mess with minimal harm. But take heart, bigger and more deadly challenges are down the road in this troubling world.
Mr. President, since the collapse of your “red-line” rhetoric threat and making good on it, the mullahs in the person of none other than the “moderate” selected president of Iran, Mr. Rouhani, announced to the world that they have no intention of retreating one iota from their full speed ahead nuclear project. And then the North Koreans, as if on cue, are re-activating their nuclear facilities. Well, the bad boys see that this policeman is all bluff. The tiger is toothless. Obama is so impotent and vacillating that a former KGB thug by the name of Putin, a diehard admirer of Stalin, is lecturing him and setting the tone on the world stage. It must be the end of the world.
Bashar Assad is a true son to his genocidal father, Hafiz al-Assad, who had entire towns murdered when they dared to raise their voices demanding their God-given rights. Iranian government officials have repeatedly said that Bashar Assad is Iran’s red-line. Assad is the Islamic Republic’s puppet. The Islamic government in Iran, is helping Bashar Assad’s Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite, fight predominately Sunni rebels. This includes a presence on the ground of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards actively murdering Sunni brethren.
Bashar Assad’s patron saint Putin and his Kremlin Mafia are not exactly running a world charity when they supply the gasser Assad with all kinds of weapons, including the deadly pricy attack helicopters, as well as the raw chemicals for his chemical weapons. Where then does Assad get the money to pay the cash-and-carry Kremlin Inc. for the weapons? Just trace the money. The purser for this puppet, genocidal myopic murdering eye doctor is none other than the Islamic Republic of Iran. The mullahs are calling the shots because they control the purse strings.
Some, playing with words, called Assad a shortsighted eye doctor. He is clearly a genocidal killer of civilian men, women and children. He may even indeed be shortsighted. His handlers, the mullahs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, are anything but shortsighted. They have deadly grandiose plans and aim to pursue them for long after you are gone.
Mr. President, we really need to deal with the source of this mayhem and bloodletting–the turbaned snakes of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the puppeteers who are hell-bent at promoting their death-bearing agenda.
Now, we have the North Korean juvenile with big aspirations trying to do some fishing of his own from the murky water. He has reactivated the shut down plutonium plant to make some of his favorite toys. There is a lesson here, Mr. Obama: Show a little weakness, bleed just a few drops and sharks, big and small, will be all over you to finish you off. And it is not only you; the prize is the annihilation of humanity’s finest nation of all nations–the United States of America.
Mr. Obama, don’t let a known murderer and former KGB colonel who rose through ranks of that dreaded organization get away with his stunts and his suddenly new found role of abiding by the United Nations’ Security Council guidelines for settling disputes. This duplicitous lowlife is the same person who presided over the killing of tens of thousands in Chechnya. Then, he sent his army into the independent nation of Georgia, occupying and basically annexing two provinces of that nation. What happened Colonel Putin? You didn’t hear of the UN at those times?
Mr. President, miscreant villains respect only power. Remember the Iranian hostage crisis? The mullahs turned their noses up at Carter and dared him to do anything. They wouldn’t budge. The minute it looked like Reagan, the no nonsense candidate, was going to replace the indecisive illusionary Carter, the mullahs released the Americans.
The mullahs’ method of staying in power relies heavily on preventive measures. They don’t bother much with due process of law. They just dispense with the “due” and get on with the “process.” On the slightest suspicion, they arrest, convict and execute. They let Allah in the next world take the time to determine the person’s guilt or innocence. The mullahs have their job to do on God’s earth: To cleanse it from all infidels. When one has a tall order like that to fill, he can’t be bothered with the tedious due process the Western democracies “waste” so much time and resources on.
Mr. Obama, it takes two to tango, as the old saying goes. The uncompromising oil-intoxicated fanatics of Iran and their proxies don’t want to dance with you. They want the entire floor — the Middle East — and the rest of the world down the road.
Mr. President, please don’t misunderstand me, I sincerely despise violence of all sorts. I am not advocating war. But I certainly believe in the imperative of self-defense. I am certain that with every appeasing step, we incur huge damage to our nation.
President Obama, please don’t let the Putins and mullahs of the world become further emboldened. A little North Korean thug is watching very closely to have his turn at us. This one already has the ultimate weapon and is itching to use it. It is a race between him and the mullahs. This is not the time for America to have shaky knees for the world to see.
Racism is one of a number of “isms” such as egotism, sexism, classism, ethnicism, tribalism, religionism, and so forth that reflect corruption of potentially good human dispositions. Environmental influences such as the person’s upbringing, education in the broadest sense of the term, and personal experiences combine to mold these potentialities within each one of us either as positive attributes or negative traits.
Egotism, for instance, is the flip side of reasonable and justifiable self-confidence. While the former is a negative quality, the latter is a virtue.
Right at the start, it is important to realize that both terms “race” and “racism” are social designations with no factual bases. Genetically, humanity is from one common gene pool. Science has established that genetic variation within even the most distinctly homogenous isolated “race” is greater than that found across different races. Hence, there is only one race of humanity, irrespective of differences in certain physical features that may dominate in some populations while minimally present or absent in others.
Physical features associated with different “races,” such as skin color, the ratio of trunk to extremities, type of hair, and the shape of the nose are results of climatic adaptations.
Looking objectively at racism, involving attribution of some negative qualities to a population of humans solely on the basis of a selective physical feature, such as skin color, is simply another form of categorizing; albeit, a repugnant one.
When dealing with any subject, we first need to establish that it does exist. Racism indeed exists and it is pandemic.
Racism based on skin color is most virulent and common because, in part, skin color provides an easy and quick way of classifying people. Classifying and attributing special characteristics to a population is a universal human practice. Young children, for instance, are classed and assigned certain common characteristics. Seniors, men in general, women as a whole, for instance, are assigned traits that characterize them as groups.
Psychologically, the practice of grouping people and ascribing its members with certain attributes is a form of generalization. Generalization, however, may have its flaws but it is also of great utilitarian value in numerous instances. By applying generalization, the person avoids the tedious and practically impossible task of treating each person individually.
Without the tool of generalization, humanity would be languishing in its pre stone-age state of development. It is the faculty of generalization, also present in other species, that obviates the need for identifying everything on a case-to-case basis. Hence, dogs are just dogs. In spite of their incredible variety of size and form, they are all grouped as dogs. One can approach them and tickle them behind the ears. No need to re-discover this information with every dog. Wolves are wolves. They are not dogs, although they may look like some dogs. One does well to avoid them and not attempt to tickle them behind the ears.
Racism is the misuse of generalization that some human groups employ to their advantage, even with the full knowledge of its unjust and evil nature.
Bi-directional racism is common among black and white people. Black and white people in the United States may feel antipathy toward one another, but may tend to express it in different ways.
This skin color based antipathy is seen among people who are greatly homogenous and vary only slightly in their skin color. Egyptians who have somewhat lighter skin colors, for instance, treat people of darker skin colors, although both are members of the same faith, with cruel discrimination.
Respect for the inherent dignity and well-being of each member of the human family is the foundation of freedom, human justice and peace in the world. This important principle is enshrined in the United Nations Charter (1945), the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948).
What makes people different is not their biology, but the software that directs their behavior. There is ample proof to support the above assertion. A case in point is the present menace posed by the people whose life is programmed by the software of Islam: an ideology anathema to the universal declaration of human rights.
The results are self-evident. Hate, superstition, violence, and a raft of other inhuman beliefs drive these religious fascists. These captive followers of the primitive Islamic Charter are both the perpetrators and the victims of much suffering. The result is backward Islamic societies that are intent on dragging the rest of the world into the same sorry state.
It is most disconcerting that as non-Muslim world takes ever-hesitant small steps at stamping out racism, Islam has engraved institutionalized racism in its scripture with the full adherence to its racist and misogynistic teachings.
In short, the practice of generalization that takes the form of racism does a great deal more harm to mankind than the benefits that its heuristic use provides. Combating racism is critically important for creating a just human society where all people live as equal without prejudice of arbitrary stigmatization.
During my decades of living in the United States, I have not personally experienced blatant racism. Perhaps I have been spared this abhorrent treatment because I do not physically appear as a member of the populations generally subjected to this prejudice.
Racism, in all its forms, is evil and it is not confined to the color of people’s skin. We do well not to forget the atrocities of the Nazis against the Jewish “race,” and many more ethnic cleansings of various kinds in humanity’s long ago and not too long ago history.
A major challenge in the United States is the perceived racism toward African Americans. There is, however, some evidence that racism is in decline in the United States. Nonetheless, the practice of racism is indeed a matter of shame in any nation. We need, all of us together, to exert extra effort to stamp it out for the good of all.
Realistically speaking, elimination of all the “isms” is a huge task before humanity. It seems as if, being an “ism” of one type or another is the default mode of our nature.
We need to realize that we humans are able to reflect on the past, learn from it and even predict the future, a gift other species do not have. We are minimally programmed by nature to behave rigidly as prescribed by our genetic endowment. We humans enjoy a tremendous degree of freedom of choice. Misapplying our choices, both individually and collectively, put us in great peril. Humanity’s good achievements and progress are the results of making sensible choices as well as abandoning our mal-adaptive modes of thinking and practices.
Racism remains an intractable vestige of old humanity that is inflicting great harm on all within the ever-shrinking global village that brings all its inhabitants into close daily contact.
Actively fighting the pre-potent disposition of racism is among the ongoing and unfinished business of mankind.
Tragically, during these times of great peril, truth is sacrificed by the politically correct, the myopic self-serving in the liberally dominated media, and the ruling class. Against this backdrop, a woman of great courage and integrity labors tirelessly in speaking the truth and in the defense of liberty.
Pamela Geller’s work in objectively revealing the true nature of Islam makes her a valued champion and defender of human dignity with liberty for all, and in particular, for women as longstanding victims of Islamic misogyny.
Geller methodically sheds light on the dark nature of Islamic beliefs and the barbaric practices involving the abuse of women in all ways, such as honor killing, female genital mutilation, child sex trafficking, forced child brides, severe abuse of homosexuals, and much more under the Stone Age Sharia law. Her work upholds and defends the ideals of human rights.
Liberty-loving people of America and the world over owe a debt of gratitude to Pamela Geller for valiantly exposing the racist and supremacist nature of Islam, for fearlessly braving where others dare not tread. She is a standard-bearer for human freedom and dignity. What does she get in return? A vicious and dirty hate campaign from jihadist apologists, fraudsters like the Southern Poverty Law Center, assorted left wing whacko groups, and even some Jewish organizations like the ADL, who should know better, and many threats by the Allah-following fanatics, simply because she speaks the truth about Islam.
If telling the truth about Islam is Islam bashing, then she is guilty.
The fact is that the self-righteous Islamist villains, their leftist apologists, and their paid mercenaries, do not trouble themselves to prove her wrong. Why is it that they do not disprove her naked truth about Islam? Conveniently, true to form, they shower her with all kinds of unspeakable epithets. Some of the more “civil” Muslims play the victim card. These latter types let out a hue and cry that they and their religion are smeared and victimized by people like Pamela. They consider her criticisms of Islam as Islam bashing. They accuse her of being a divisive racist who enjoys slandering Islam. For good measure, they also label her Zionist, in the pay of Israel and Israeli lobbies. Who is bashing whom?
Human nature is also the culprit, in part. We humans are attracted to hate like flies are to honey. Hate is an easy sell. It is appealing and little effort is required to hate. Hate gathers up the person’s or the group’s frustrations, anxieties, fears, paranoia and many other negative emotions in one handy bundle and hurls it at a convenient target. History is replete with instances of hate energizing the masses into the commitment of small and large-scale atrocities.
Truth is not always welcome and can often be greatly disturbing. But truth is the best weapon against evil and falsehood. When Geller points out the horrifying teachings of the Quran, she does not make them up. She cites Surahs from the Muslim Holy Book; Surahs and words that exhort Muslims to carry out all kinds of evil deeds against non-Muslims.
The truth is, Pamela Geller, is a heroine of our era. Heroes appear when circumstances call upon them. Heroes are those extraordinary people who stand up against evil at great peril to themself.
Pamela Geller is a courageous and intrepid human rights activist who has risen to fight for the rights of women and children under the iron fist of Islamic savagery. All of this brings charges of “hate speech” from the extremists and apologists for extremism and persecution. She honestly, and rightfully so, deserves to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. She has done more for her country and humanity than President Obama has ever done. Ironically, he gets to keep his Nobel Peace Prize and she receives a barrage of insults and nasty attacks. The world is upside down, so it appears.
In addition to her distinguished resume, “Pamela Geller has broken numerous important stories — notably the questionable and illegal foreign sources of some of the financing of the Obama campaign, the anti-Semitic posts on Obama’s website, Obama’s political organizing in public school classrooms, ACORN’s destruction of Republican voter registrations, and many more. She has also been a staunch leader of the nationwide campaign against the Ground Zero mosque.”
Western people with their heads firmly encased in the cocoon of liberalism—the idea of live and let live—fail to see that Islam is anathema to the notion. Muslim sects do not even grant each other a modicum of tolerance. Muslims kill other Muslims on a daily basis, all in the name of Islam. They vie with one another to convert the world to their form of Caliphate. They do all this while also taking advantage of non-Muslim naiveté and destroying the God-given gift of liberty.
“Western elites – government and media – are paralyzed by fear, afraid to speak out against the life-destroying aspects of Sharia law that Islamic jihadists want to impose on the rest of the world. The risk of offending Muslims is, in their calculus, apparently greater than the risk of national or civilizational suicide,” once said the late courageous Journalist, Oriana Fallaci.
Why does all this happen? In her speech Fallaci explained that it was to a great degree because “truth inspires fear.” When one hears the truth, one can only be silent or join the cause. It is a call to a personal revolution, an upheaval, a departure – perhaps forever – from a life of ease and comfort. So most will prefer not to hear the truth — in no small part because of the difficulty of living up to it. Yet the real heroes, she said, are ‘those who raise their voices against anathemas and persecution, while most succumb — and with their silence give their approval to the civil death of those who spoke out.”
Like Fallaci, Pamela Geller is also a voice of rare courage. “I am not as young and energetic as you are, I am hopelessly ill. I shall not last long,” said Fallaci in her latter days. And when she departed from us, she only hoped men and women of courage would rise up and would continue her legacy. One can only thank God people like Pamela Gellar have risen up and spoken the truth no matter how bitter that may be.
Pamela Geller has been sounding the alarm for a number of years about radical Islam and jihadists’ imminent deadly threats. While America is the last haven of hope where liberty can reign, the Islamic jihadists draw heavily from their treasury flush with oil extortion money to bribe politicians and hire mercenaries to further their evil objectives.
“Islamic supremacism is seeping into every aspect of American life. Islamic jihad groups aren’t solely concentrating on terror attacks (although another one of those could come at any moment), but on the creeping encroachment to introduce Islamic law into this country, step-by-step and bit-by-bit, until finally America wakes up to a country transformed into an Islamic state. We must fight back now to defend our nation and our civilization, states our Champion of liberty, Pamela Geller.”
As an ex-Muslim and a proud co-worker of the same cause as Geller’s, I salute this courageous defender of liberty and urge all freedom lovers to do the same and join her ranks to stem the tide of Islamic tyranny. I have experienced first-hand the pall that Islam casts on the life of the individual and society. From cradle to grave, Islam imposes its oppressive, intolerant, and deathly dogma without let up. This archaic primitive belief of over 1400 years ago has been and continues to be at war with valiant people who refuse to lend their necks to its yoke of slavery.
Pamela Geller is a true heroine. She stands for all that is dear to free people. She is a stark contrast to the masses of the politically correct, the apathetic, and the hired Islamic apologists.
I have tasted Islamic poison and imbibed from the chalice of liberty. Islam aims to reclaim me and force the rest of mankind into its bondage and rob us all of the treasure of liberty. I am with Patrick Henry and Pamela Geller: “give me liberty or give me death.”
The dastardly criminal attacks of two Islamists at the participants and spectators of the Boston Marathon makes us, Iranian-Americans recoil in revulsion and grief. Revulsion at the ideology that transforms humans into despicable beasts motivating them to commit indescribably abominable acts of atrocity. Grieve for those innocent victims, including an eight-year old child, who lost their life. We also vicariously feel the pain of injuries inflicted on scores of others.
We, Iranian-Americans deeply love our adopted home. We believe in our ancient admonition: children of Adam are members of the same body; when a member is hurt, other members are pained.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families of this wanton terrorist act.