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Rahm Emanuel Takes a Stand for Morality

In college they tell us to use critical thinking but then expect group-think.  They also teach us that group-think is bad for good decision-making.  We are taught to express ourselves, ie free-speech, but we are severely punished if our speech does not conform to the accepted group-think.  I found the contradictions between what I was taught and what was expected to be confusing and, well, wrong.  But at least two maybe three generations of Americans have been brought up this way and now we have a very fractured and confused populous.

Last week Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s former Chief of Staff and now Chicago Mayor, denounced a franchise because “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values.”  This, because Chick-fil-A corporate owner, Dan Cathy, stated that he was a believer in traditional marriage.    Rahm was clearly attempting to restrict and/or punish Chick-fil-A for taking a stand he and his party oppose.

Interestingly, Dan Cathy never called for gays to be rounded up into camps, annihilated, killed, brutalized, forced to convert to another religion, or even banned from working for his company.  He was simply telling another Christian organization that he supported keeping marriage as it has been for the past 6,000 years.  A position President Obama himself took while Rahm was working in the White House.  Why didn’t Rahm condemn Obama at that time?  Hmm.

The very next day, Rahm Emanuel embraced Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam for their fine work against crime in Chicago.  Perhaps Rahm wasn’t listening on May 27th when Louis Farrakhan made this remark, ““Males coming to males with lust in their hearts as they should to a female. Now don’t you dare say Farrakhan was preaching hate; he’s homophobic. I’m not afraid of my brothers and sisters or others who may be practicing what God condemned in the days of Lot…  God was so displeased with their behavior, he destroyed them completely.”  Maybe I took it out of context, okay  listen:

Oh wait it’s not a little anti-gay, it is strongly anti-gay.  He appears to be endorsing killing off all gays and he is absolutely condemning the Obama administration’s pro-gay stance.  He said, “Our President just agreed to same-sex marriage.  Now listen … sin is sin according to the standard of God.”

Why is this okay but Cathy’s comment supporting traditional marriage is not?

I think I know and it seems layered in liberal group-think.  Here’s an easy break-down, feel free to repeat, but I’d appreciate props.

  • Business is bad.
  • A Business with ties to Christianity is VERY bad.
  • Speech that conforms to group-think values is good.
  • Speech which does not conform to group-think values is bad.
  • Gays are good.
  • Supporting gays symbolically is very good.
  • Blacks are good.
  • Muslims are good.
  • Black Muslims are very good.
  • Making Muslims mad is very bad.
  • Making Christians mad is very good.

 

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Imam assumes most Americans are blithering idiots

Yesterday Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf spoke to CBS’s geriatric news magazine, 60 Minutes and elaborated on his threat that not building his 9/11 Victory mosque was more dangerous than building it.  I know calling it a “victory mosque” is offensive to those of you trying so hard to pacify radical muslims in the vain hope that doing so will keep them from attacking you. Call it a community center if you like, that will not change what it is.

The fact is whenever you listen to someone with an agenda speak, you need to listen between the lines and consider those remarks in the context of previous comments, known positions and affiliations.  Recently some of Imam Rauf’s off-the-record comments were uncovered that illuminate Rauf and his over-arching agenda.  But first let’s cover the recent remarks. Continue reading

Burning Books While Nero Fiddles: Nine Years After 9/11

Nine years ago this banner overlooked the smoking crater of what had been the proud location of World Trade Centers 1 & 2.  The images of that day are forever seared into my memory.  But I appear to be in a dwindling minority, everyone, especially in the press, seems to have forgotten.  When I look around today I hear the shrill voices of apologists claiming the attacks of 9/11 weren’t really so bad, Muslims have a right to build a mosque in debris field of the WTC, evil Christians burning Korans, terrified generals begging them not to, and somewhere in the background the Ground Zero Mosque Imam is threatening violence if the Mosque location is forced to move.  What do all these things have in common?  Fear of Islam and a continued exhibition of Stockholm Syndrome.

Did America Overreact to 9/11?

Fareed Zakaria was lambasted in many conservative blogs for his Newsweek piece in which he declared Continue reading

Idiots at Queens College

It isn’t enough to suffer from Stockholm Syndrome but the academic morons on the Left keep trying to brainwash all the malleable mushy-heads they can reach.  Queens College not only invited a radical Muslim, but an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.  Then they defend the decision not by refuting his accused criminal actions, but by calling those who complained racists and xenophobes.

Perhaps the most outrageous item in this story, at least to me, is the title of the cleric’s speech, “How Islam Perfected Thanksgiving.” Upon reading it, I could not help but to think of the Star Trek character, Chekov.  A running gag in the original 1960s TV series was Chekov’s insistence that everything of value was either originally Russian or perfected by Russians.  It appears a similar level of audacious narcissism exists or is emerging in Islam.  If not in Islam, certainly in its groveling academic admirers.

An excellent essay on this appeared yesterday on Redstate. I am reprinting it with a link to the original.

Radical Islam Finds Voice In New York College

by James Richardson

Siraj Wahhaj, a radical Muslim cleric who authorities in 1995 identified an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was last week invited to Queens College to speak on the subject “How Islam Perfected Thanksgiving.”

Wahhaj testified in 1996 for convicted terror plotter Omar Abdel Rahman, who was charged with attempting to bomb New York’s Lincoln Tunnel and the United Nations. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was recently assailed–justifiably so, considering the imam’s history and inflammatory rhetoric–in the press for inviting Wahhaj to an event with local Muslim religious leaders to discuss the Ft. Hood tragedy.

Despite Wahhaj’s altogether sordid and troubling past, the imam was invited with open arms to campus of Queens College by the Muslim Student Association (MSA), whose members just days before attended a College Republican film screening event of an anti-radical Muslim film and reportedly laughed and muttered “good” as beheading footage of American businessmen and the collapse of the World Trade Centers aired.

At a debate following the film, one MSA member said, “If I had enough money I would be part of the jihad army, I would kill all the Jews,” according to one College Republican present. Another spoke of getting a “bomb.”

Following the events of the debate and the invitation to Wahhaj, the Queens College chapter of College Republicans demanded the school’s administrators defund the MSA on the grounds the group espoused radical, anti-American ideology. School officials defended the organization, telling reporters it was a matter of constitutionally-protected free speech.

The MSA “definitely should not be funded by the taxpayers,” Queens College Republicans Vice President Ryan James Girdusky told the New York Post.

But despite the school’s protestations, the Queens College Muslim Student Association has a history of associating with extremist elements of the Muslim community. One of the group’s most committed members, Adis Medunjanin, was last month arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with Najibullah Zazi in New York City as a prime suspect in a terror investigation called “one of the most serious terrorist threats to our country since Sept. 11, 2001” by Attorney General Eric Holder.

Medunjanin, a respected member of the Queens College MSA, was a common fixture in the group’s prayer room, “where he came to worship two or three times a week,” according to the New York Times.

But the most alarming aspect of this is the College Democrats’ conspicuous silence on the matter. Wahhaj’s record of destructive and divisive rhetoric is such that, in an ideal world, both parties would be compelled–out of simple respect for the victims of September, 11th, if by nothing else–to condemn the imam’s radical brand of Islam and the group who so willingly extended an invitation.

Of course, we don’t live in an ideal world.

College Democrats’ are complicit in Wahhaj’s troubling anti-American rhetoric by failing to condemn his presence and ideology, a particularly tone-deaf position as disconcerted New Yorkers cope with the Obama Administration’s reckless decision to award enemy military combatants civilian trails in their back yard.

While school administrators’ insistence that the MSA is a run-of-the-mill student organization may be the politically expedient thing to do, it’s certainly not the right thing to do.

Liberty Isn’t for Sissies

This is not the correct driving behavior.


Recently, I was conversing with The Vermont Farmer about issues he has against the Republican Party. He had made reference to GOP policies he viewed as “extreme”. As the conversation evolved, he mentioned the Patriot Act and said “Liberty is not for sissies”, calling it “risky business”. He’s right, and it got me to thinking.

When I was learning to drive, my dad was in the right seat and I used the horn for some reason I don’t remember. From the reaction of my dad, my reason for using it apparently wasn’t warranted. He simply said to me, “If you’re driving the car correctly, you’ll never need that horn.” It took a few seconds for that to sink in, but it did. He was right.

Here’s another one from my brother. He once got ticked-off when the ATMs started to show up. I asked why and he said, ” ‘They’ can track you. ‘They’ know that at that moment, you are there at that machine pulling money out of your account.” Falling back on my horn-lesson, I retorted with something like “So what? If you’re behaving properly, who cares who knows where you happen to be?” He only said something like “That’s not right. That’s intrusion.” I thought then and today continue to think it’s a very weak argument. The bank and authorities could “intrude” upon my withdrawal habits long before the advent of ATMs.

Smile, you're being surveilled.



Today, we see that ATMs and camera’s have turned out to be a valuable tool for law-enforcement making our society a safer one in that it helps authorities apprehend the perpetrator quicker.

Liberty isn’t for sissies, which is to say we have to be willing to stomach the actions of those who take their rights of liberties too far by robbing, killing and destroying.

The game has changed.

Today we live in a world where we have a stateless enemy we like to call “radical Muslims”. (Which is a joke, but that’s another topic) I won’t go into the reasons, but we know they have avowed to kill Americans from any quarter and in as many numbers as possible. They have demonstrated their mission on numerous occasions in our country and abroad. It is a hard fact.

If we know we have a stateless enemy who is submerged into our society, we would be irresponsible to wait for them to attack a refinery or another high-rise as in the recent case in Dallas (given simulated explosive and detonator which they pushed). That was stopped only because of broad surveillance methodologies. Many lives and millions of dollars in property were saved. They are now in jail.
You and I were never targeted by those surveillance methodologies. Know why?

We behaved properly.

My acceptance of these methodologies isn’t easy. It’s a hard choice for me, but it is also easy to see the price for not choosing this position is very, very high. Too high. Liberty is at stake. I will not tolerate another event on the scale of 9/11 and I am willing to be surveilled to avoid that. As I said, liberty isn’t for sissies and as we see, it’s a double-edged sword. To enjoy our liberty we have to be willing to make some hard choices. It isn’t going to be pretty, either.

In this video, Gingrich classifies America’s anti-terror strategy as weak.

Europe’s fight against Islamification

Synopsis

Al-Muhajiroun is an extremist Islamic organization whose two offshoots, The Saviour Sect and Al-Ghurabaa which are banned under the British Terrorism Act 2006 for the ‘glorification’ of terrorism.

Omar Bakri Muhammad and Anjem Choudary are known to have led Al-Muhajiroun. The group became notorious for its conference “The Magnificent 19″, praising the September 11, 2001 attacks.

The English Defense League (also known as the EDL and occasionally referred to as English and Welsh Defence League) is a British political group formed in 2009 whose professed aim is to oppose the spread of Islamism, Sharia law and Islamic terrorism in the United Kingdom.

Stop the Islamification of Europe (SIOE), also known as Stop Islamisation of Europe, is an anti-Islamist political interest group which has been active in Denmark and the United Kingdom. The group originated out of the joining of the Danish group Stop Islamiseringen af Danmark (da) with English anti-Islam activists.

The rise of the organizations designed to protest the injection of Islamic values into their societies, governments and legal systems illuminate the tactics used by Muslim leaders against them.

While the citizens of a country feel the threat of Islamic culture and the need to organize and act to preserve their way of life, Muslim leaders play the “discrimination and hate crime” card.

Local politicians are helping Islamic encroachment by countering with the “diversity and understanding” card.

[Read the full post here]

‘Kill the Jews’

Last year, a New York City bicycle cabbie, Yousef al-Khattab, used his Web site RevolutionMuslim.com to mock the beheading of journalist Daniel Pearl.

On October 7, 2009, al-Khattab, formerly Joseph Cohen, posted a prayer calling for the murder of Jews and exhorting Muslims to “throw liquid drain cleaner in their faces.”

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