Human Rights Watch: No Progress in China

Human Rights Watch: No Progress in China

A dire human rights record and a renewed crackdown on media freedom may spoil China’s hopes of a successful “coming out party” at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

A year ahead of the August 8, 2008 opening ceremonies, the China shows no substantive progress in addressing long-standing human rights concerns. Instead, apparently more worried about political stability, Beijing is tightening its grip on domestic human rights defenders, grassroots activists and media to choke off any possible expressions of dissent ahead of the Games.

“Instead of a pre-Olympic ‘Beijing spring’ of greater freedom and tolerance of dissent, we are seeing the gagging of dissidents, a crackdown on activists, and attempts to block independent media coverage,” said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “The government seems afraid that its own citizens will embarrass it by speaking out about political and social problems, but China’s leaders apparently don’t realize authoritarian crackdowns are even more embarrassing.”

China has a well-documented history of serious human rights abuses, including widespread torture, censorship of the media and internet, controls on religious freedom, and repression of ethnic minorities in Tibet and Xinjiang.

In addition, China continues to lead the world in executions. The government classifies the number of people executed as a state secret, but it is believed that China executes many more people than the rest of the world combined each year. Most trials are deeply flawed, as the accused often do not have access to adequate defense counsel, trials are usually closed to the public, evidence is often obtained through torture, and the appellate process lacks needed safeguards. China’s courts lack independence, as they remain controlled by the government and ruling Chinese Communist Party.

But the staging of the Olympics is exacerbating problems of forced evictions, migrant labor rights abuses, and the use of house arrests to silence political opponents. The government is continuing its crackdown on lawyers, human rights defenders and activists who dedicate themselves to rule of law and the exposure of rights abuses. Fear of citizen activism has led to government obstruction of local activists and grassroots organizations working to stem China’s HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Fears of harm to China’s national image have even led Chinese officials to stop prominent activists from leaving the country. Among them, Hu Jia and Zeng Jinyan, a husband-and-wife team of human rights activists, have been clamped under house arrest and travel restrictions since May on unsubstantiated suspicions of “harming state security.”

The victims of government retribution against perceived “troublemakers” often include those who devote themselves to defending some of China’s most marginalized and vulnerable citizens.

Chen Guangcheng, a blind, self-educated lawyer who documented abuses of China’s family planning law, was convicted in August 2006 of instigating an attack on government offices in a sham trial in which his lawyers were physically attacked and then detained by police to prevent them from attending.

Gao Zhisheng, an outspoken advocate of the rights of human rights abusers said in April 2007 that he agreed to write a confession to charges of sedition leveled at him in December 2006 only after he had been tortured and security officials had threatened his wife and children.

“Political repression is not in keeping with the behavior of a responsible power and Olympic host,” said Adams. “The Chinese government shouldn’t waste this unique opportunity to use the 2008 Games to demonstrate to the world it is serious about improving the rights situation in China.”

Human Rights Watch said that China’s close relationship with dictatorships and rights- abusing governments in places like Sudan, Burma, Cambodia and Zimbabwe will also come under close scrutiny in the coming year.

With one year to go before the Olympics launch, “The starting gun has been fired on the assessment of China’s commitment to rights at home and abroad,” said Adams. “Just as Chinese citizens will be rooting for their athletes to win medals, we are rooting for the Chinese government to move up in the league tables on rights protection.”

More background on major areas for human rights reform in the Olympic run-up:

1. Forced evictions and school closures. The construction of facilities for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing has involved forced evictions of thousands of citizens in and around Beijing, often without adequate compensation or access to new housing. The pre-Olympic “clean-up” of Beijing has resulted in the closure of dozens of officially unregistered schools for the children of migrant workers.

2. Labor rights. Thousands of migrant workers employed on Olympic and other construction sites across Beijing do not receive legally mandated pay and benefits including labor insurance and days off, and are often compelled to do dangerous work without adequate safeguards.

3. Repression of ethnic minorities. China continues to use the “war on terrorism” to justify policies to eradicate the “three evil forces” – terrorism, separatism, and religious extremism – allegedly prevalent among Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking Muslim population in China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Uighurs who express “separatist” tendencies are routinely sentenced to quick, secret and summary trials, sometimes accompanied by mass sentencing rallies. The death penalty is common. In Tibet, Chinese authorities still view the Dalai Lama, in exile in India since 1959, as central to the effort to separate Tibet from China and view Tibetan Buddhist belief as supportive of these efforts. Suspected “separatists,” many of whom come from monasteries and nunneries, are routinely imprisoned.

4. Religious freedom. China does not recognize freedom of religion outside the state-controlled system in which all congregations, mosques, temples, churches and monasteries must register. The government also curtails religious freedom by designating and repressing some groups as “cults,” such as the Falungong.

5. Death penalty and executions. The government does not publicize figures for the death penalty, but it is mandated for no fewer than 68 crimes. Though the exact number is a state secret, it is estimated that as many as 10,000 executions are carried out each year.

5. HIV/AIDS. Measures to address China’s HIV/AIDS crisis are hampered as local officials and security forces continue to obstruct efforts by activists and grassroots organizations to contribute to prevention and education efforts and to organize care-giving.

6. House arrests. Numerous human rights defenders and government critics have been harassed, detained and subject to house arrest. If today’s pattern holds, a pre-Olympic clampdown in the weeks and months before the Games is likely.

7. Foreign policy. China’s close relations with countries linked to severe, ongoing human rights violations are also a serious source of concern. China maintains relations with and provides aid to regimes including Sudan, the site of egregious human rights violations in Darfur, and Burma, whose military junta violently suppresses civilians. China has also not ratified the International Covenant on Political and Civil Rights, which it signed in 1998.

Is Russia’s Power on the Decline?

Is Russia’s Power on the Decline?

By Douglas Hanson

The drive-by media never ceases to amaze with their inability to notice world events, much less understand the global maneuvers in the War on Terror.  Ever since Secretary of Defense Gates told Vladimir Putin to butt out concerning his bid to muck up the US – European Missile Defense Shield, several developments have shown how he has been forced to scramble to maintain at least a minimum level of influence over world events.  Putin is an excellent practitioner of the bluff and bluster school of foreign policy, even as he struggles by “putting fingers in the dykes” of his dissolving empire.  The trend is not favorable for the ex-KGB agent and current President of the Russian Federation.

Russia vacates the Caucasus
In late 2003 during the a peaceful revolution in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, known as the “Rose Revolution,” the last vestiges of the old Soviet guard were ostensibly ushered out.  Despite this, Russia’s military forces did not “pack up and leave” the country the next day.  On the contrary, Putin embarked on a campaign to obstruct and delay the withdrawal of his troops from Georgia.  He was not about to voluntarily give up a strategic chunk of land that allowed lines of commerce to Russia’s aspiring nuclear partner, Iran, and smuggling routes for lucrative criminal enterprises.
Only because of Western political pressure and a constant influx of NATO forces and advisors did Russian units gradually depart from the area.  Even then, Russian “peacekeepers” have stubbornly held on to the so-called “breakaway” republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia and several key Soviet-era military installations.  Essentially, Putin was thumbing his nose at the international community and was placing the national security of the new democracy in jeopardy.
Thanks to a superbly executed strategic campaign by the US and NATO, the land bridge between Russia and Iran has been sealed, and with the backing of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Putin has been coerced to withdraw more Russian troop contingents from major Soviet Cold War bases.  On June 27th it was announced that the Russian 62nd Military Base in Akhalkalaki is now officially Georgian property.  This Soviet-era base was actually established before the Russian Revolution in 1910.  Not only was it one of the oldest Soviet-era bases, it was also large.  To give you an idea as to the magnitude of this military base, in it’s heyday it comprised:

…196 facilities on 12,824 hectares of land, among them seven headquarters, seven barracks, three mess-halls, one officers’ house, a hospital, two schools – one of them a music school – one kindergarten, two music clubs and other technical facilities.

The loss of thie 62nd Military base is not only symbolic of Russia’s demise in power, it is real.
The Breakaway Provinces
This still leaves the situation of Russian troops occupying the contested provinces, particularly Abkhazia.  Since Abkhazia’s “declaration of independence,” it has been under the watchful eye of Russian ‘peacekeepers.’  Even though Georgian President Saakashvili conducted a decisive campaign last year in the Kodori Gorge area of Abkhazia, Putin will hang on to this area at all costs.  Simply put, Putin desperately wants to preserve control over the port of Sokhumi since it is a vital transit point for drug smuggling, a major source of cash for Putin, his fellow nationalists, and their criminal allies.
He is also eager to hold on to the town because its military bases were repositories  of nuclear and radiological materials including plutonium, uranium and cesium-137.  Other unverified reports say the Sokhumi’s munitions depots also had chemical weapons.  Besides being a prolific source of cash for Mother Russia, this second motive for Putin’s refusal to withdraw from Sokhumi is “personal.”  Public disclosures as to the lack of security pertaining to nuclear materials, or of major damage to the environment due to lack of internationally accepted storage regimens would further damage Putin’s standing in the world, even among his Western apologists.
But time is running out for Putin and his Russian “peacekeepers.”  We now learn from Georgia’s Defense Today  (the national security offshoot of the English language weekly, Georgia Today), that Georgia’s acceptance into NATO is dependent on its maintaining the traditional territory of the sovereign kingdom including South Ossetia and Abkhazia.  Georgian Deputy Defense Minister, Batu Kutelia, emphasized that the NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP) permits no compromise on Georgia’s borders.  He noted that NATO sees acceptance into the alliance only where,

Georgia’s territorial integrity is an issue which will be never questioned and if Georgia is adopted into NATO it will be adopted in its full territorial integrity.

That is, the conflict over the two provinces currently under Russian control will not be resolved in Putin’s favor.
The Black Sea Fleet needs a new home
Often overlooked in the grand scheme of the world’s power plays is Ukraine.  The go-soft-on-Putin crowd  and other critics of the Administration’s Eurasian policies have slammed the Orange Revolution with a fervor normally reserved for GW’s successful operations.  During the period from late 2004 through January of 2005, Ukraine reformers and nationalists overturned a fraudulent election and swept the Russian-backed President Victor Yanukovich and his pro-Russian party out of an office they had tried to steal.  Putin had openly backed the Yanukovich and his pro-Russian party.  Now Ukraine is on its way to being accepted into NATO.  In keeping with this, US and European personnel have ramped up their Ukrainian military training and assistance projects over the last year; these will likely evolve into long-term advisory operations.
Ukraine has one other critical capability that is virtually unknown in the other newly formed democracies in the region – it has a robust defense industry.  Its industrial infrastructure has enabled it to equip other small nations with newly manufactured combat systems of Soviet design.  Now veterans of the Red Army in the new democracies can quickly organize and train to achieve NATO operational standards.
Putin’s forces have not totally withdrawn from Ukraine either, but the signs are that this will happen sooner rather than later.  It was reported this week in Voice of America News that the chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Vladimir Masorin, is looking to move the Black Sea Fleet from its Ukrainian base in Sevastopol to a “permanent naval base on the Mediterranean Sea;” another acknowledgment of the decline of Russia’s power.  Recognizing that the Mediterranean is strategically important to Russia, Admiral Masorin will look for an alternative to maintain a military presence in the region.  Translation: “we can’t have the Russian Navy based in a NATO port; we need to go somewhere in order to salvage our reputation and influence in the Eastern Med.”
Clearly, the Black Sea port of Sokhumi is out of the mix.  In another example of the curtailment of Russian world power and prestige, Putin must now work to stave off the inevitable return of Abkhazia to the Georgian central government or face continuing pressure from NATO and the US, while simultaneously looking for a new smuggling route for drugs and the transference of WMD materials and technology.  He may also need to buy time to clean up hazardous waste sites or risk a public relations and environmental disaster.
The VOA report suggests an alternative for the Russian Navy.  It said that Russia was looking to expand an existing naval base in the Syrian port of Tartus in order to homeport the ships of the Black Sea Fleet.  Not surprisingly, this was denied by Russian officials.  It may be that Putin and his Black Sea Fleet will get a “return trip” to one of the former USSR’s Middle East client states, home to Assad’s Baathist regime and the starting point of the Sunni “rat line” into Iraq.  And if this comes about, it will cement Putin’s ties to a terror supporting country.
Let’s hope our friends in the MSM, and the rest of the world take notice.  All things considered, it’s no wonder Vladimir has been in a foul mood lately.
Douglas Hanson is National Security Correspondent of American Thinker.

It’s the Sun, Stupid

It’s the Sun, Stupid

By Bill Steigerwald
FrontPageMagazine.com | 8/7/2007

Go outside at noon on a cloudless day.

Hold up your arm with your palm perpendicular to the blinding bright spot high in the sky.
Feel the heat on your hand? It’s coming from 93 million miles away. Yet it’s so powerful it’ll eventually burn your flesh.

Even filtered by our atmosphere, even after traveling eight minutes at the speed of light, sunshine is so full of energy it can create life on Earth, turn water to gas and melt polar ice.

But the sun can’t cause global warming.

The sun is so distant and so small in our sky we forget how enormous it is — and what a speck of space dust Earth is. Our home star composes 99.82 percent of the mass of the solar system. The sun’s mass is 330,000 times the Earth’s mass. About 1 million Earths could fit inside the sun.

The sun is a furnace of nuclear fusion beyond human comprehension. Although just an ordinary star, it produces an incomprehensible 386 billion-billion megawatts of energy per second.

Its also real hot. Its core is a hellish 27 million degrees Fahrenheit. Its surface is 11,000 degrees. Its corona, which extends millions of miles into space, has temperatures of 1.8 million degrees.

But the sun doesn’t just bathe our tender planet in light and heat. It also blasts us with an invisible hurricane of high-energy electrons and protons that travel at 1.6 million miles per hour.

This solar wind, which extends past Pluto and constantly changes speed, density, direction and magnetic power, can produce auroras like our Northern Lights and knock out electric power grids on Earth’s surface.

But the sun can’t be causing global warming.

In fact, if you believe the global warming hysterics, the sun’s mighty powers to affect our climate have been eclipsed by man’s accelerating greenhouse gas output.

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been saying the sun is responsible for about 10 percent of the roughly 1 degree-Fahrenheit rise in Earth’s average temperature over the last century.

But now a new European study of solar activity concludes the sun’s effect on global warming is “negligible.” Since 1985, the study shows, such factors as sunspots and solar irradiance are trending away from heating the Earth.

The Royal Society, the United Kingdom’s national science academy, pronounced that this new study “comprehensively” disproves claims that the cause of recent global warming is increased solar activity. Humans are to blame. Natch.

Lots of other studies have come to the opposite conclusion, of course.

Going back 10,000 years, a 1998 study found that past periods of global warming coincided nicely with increased sunspot activity, which occur during increases in the sun’s brightness and energy output. In 2004, a study by the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research said Earth was getting hotter because the sun was burning brighter than it had in 1,000 years.

We don’t want to get into an ugly debate about the prime cause of global warming. But maybe all those sun-worshipping ancestors of ours were not such dummies after all.

Sure, they lived in caves, thought gods controlled the weather and couldn’t even spell SUV. But eons ago they figured out what should still be obvious to every creature on Earth today.

The mighty sun is in charge of what happens on puny Earth — not humans or their fires.


Bill Steigerwald is the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s associate editor. Call him at (412) 320-7983. E-mail him at: bsteigerwald@tribweb.com.

Taxpayer-Funded Border Crashers

Taxpayer-Funded Border Crashers

By Tom Fitton
FrontPageMagazine.com | 8/7/2007

Judicial Watch continues to fight for the enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws, leading a nationwide legal campaign against so-called “sanctuary policies” for illegal aliens. Judicial Watch has battled against taxpayer-funded day labor sites for illegals in Herndon, Virginia, Laguna Beach, California, Gaithersburg, Maryland, Westchester, New York, and Southampton, New York. Now you can add Thousand Oaks, California, to that growing list.

Last Tuesday, I sent a letter to the Mayor of Thousand Oaks, California, warning him about the legality of the city’s taxpayer-funded day labor site for illegal aliens. Judicial Watch had previously uncovered documents through the California Public Records Act indicating that the City of Thousand Oaks spent more than $133,000 in taxpayer funds between 2001 and 2007 to subsidize the day labor site, which serves illegal aliens. My can be read in its entirety on our Internet site www.judicialwatch.org .

“For the City to use taxpayer resources in this manner is akin to a city operating it’s own ‘red light’ district or illegal drug market to enable persons who participate in such activities to have a safe, orderly, well-regulated environment in which to engage in their illicit transactions. We trust that taxpayer resources will not continue to be misused for the operation of a day laborer site. Kindly confirm that you will cease immediately expending citizen taxpayer dollars and resources for the day laborer site.”

I realize that the federal government has dropped the ball in terms of securing the border. What I fail to understand, however, is why local officials continue to implement “solutions” to the problem that are not only illegal, but nonsensical.

Federal law prohibits the hiring of an illegal alien if it is known that the alien is not authorized to work in the United States. Studies conducted around the country confirm that the vast majority of day laborers lack the proper documentation to work in the United States. Clearly, the citizens of Thousand Oaks are being forced to subsidize illegal activity with their tax dollars.

Moreover, how do local officials expect to curb the illegal immigration crisis by providing the number one incentive that causes illegals to cross the border in the first place – jobs?

(By the way, I was a guest this week on the Glenn Beck television program, which is broadcast on CNN’s Headline News, talking about the recent court decision striking down two illegal immigration laws in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. You can view the interview here. Unlike Thousand Oaks, the Mayor of Hazleton, Lou Barletta, actually tried do the right thing by implementing laws designed to deter illegal immigration. Judicial Watch filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief on behalf of the City of Hazleton.)

Best Joke of the Year

A Somali man arrives in Minneapolis as a new immigrant to the United States . He stops the first person he sees walking down the street and says, “Thank you Mr. American for letting me in this country, giving me
housing, food stamps, free medical care, and free education!”
The passerby says, “You are mistaken, I am Mexican.”
The man goes on and encounters another passerby. “Thank you for having such a beautiful country here in America !” The person says, “I not American, I Vietnamese.”
The new arrival walks further, and the next person he sees he stops, shakes his hand and says, “Thank you for the wonderful America !” That person puts up his hand and says, “I am from Middle East , I am not
American!”
He finally sees a nice lady and asks, “Are you an American ?” She says, “No, I am from Africa !”
Puzzled, he asks her, “Where are all the Americans?”
The African lady checks her watch and says…”Probably at work.”

ILLEGALS WAKE UP NUMBERS

ILLEGALS WAKE UP NUMBERS……(you may never sleep again with this Wake UP Call)

WHEN ANYONE TELLS YOU THE ILLEGALS IN THIS COUNTRY ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE COUNTRY,  GIVE THEM A COPY OF THE FOLLOWING, assuming immigrationCounters.com numbers are correct.  

Numbers and facts

So often, we get caught up in a debate over political semantics and end up ignoring the hard-shell realities of what we’re talking about.

According to immigrationCounters.com,

Here are some of the realities that Flake-Gutierrez Bill would airbrush out of the picture:

Number of Illegal Aliens in the Country

20,807,645

Money Wired to Mexico City since January, 2006

$22,213,001,672.00

Cost of Social Security Services for Illegal Aliens since 1996

$397,450,739,563.00

Number of Children of Illegal Aliens in Public Schools

3,958,789

Cost of Illegal Aliens in K-12 Since 1996:

$13, 965,063,431.00

Number of Illegal Aliens Incarcerated

332,594

Cost of Incarcerations Since 2001 

$1,398,127,429.00

Number of Illegal Aliens Fugitives

642,799

Skilled Jobs Taken by Illegal Aliens

9,872,838

Figures can trick your eyes.

Take particular note that items 2,3,5, and 7 reflect BILLION not millions of dollars

and that item 3 exceeds one-third of a TRILLION dollars.                      

Can you imagine how much it will cost taxpayers if we triple the number of Illegals entering this country!!

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So, What’s in a Billion?…….

Granted…………….. this is from the US!
The next time you hear a politician use the word “billion” in a casual manner, think about whether you want the “politicians” spending your tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into so me perspective in one of its releases.

A.  A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

B.  A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

C.  A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.

D.  A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

E.  A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.

While this thought is still fresh in our brain, let’s take a look at New Orleans..  It’s amazing what you can learn with some simple division . . .

Louisiana Se nator, Mary Landrieu (D), is presently asking the Congress for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans.  Interesting number, what does it mean?

a. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman, child), you each get $516,528.

b. Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans, your home gets $1,329,787.

c. Or, if you are a family of four, your family gets $2,066,012.

Washington, DC. …. HELLO!!! … Are all your calculators broken??

This is too true………And these numbers don’t lie………and, it’s not funny!!!


WHAT AN EYE-OPENER!


Oakland’s Unholy Alliance

Oakland’s Unholy Alliance

By Andrew Walden
FrontPageMagazine.com | 8/7/2007

Islamists in Oakland have been waging a campaign of intimidation and violence to carve out a section of the “progressive” city that conforms to Islamic law — and the far-Left municipal leadership has looked the other way. It appears, however, they have finally gone too far.

Last Friday, August 3, Oakland police arrested figures associated with “Your Black Muslim Bakery”. In pre-dawn raids, Oakland Police SWAT team searched the bakery and three related locations finding several weapons and placing seven Muslims under arrest. They quickly recovered guns they believed to be the murder weapon used to kill Chauncey Bailey, Editor of the Oakland Post. Police say a 19-year-old bakery handyman named Devaughndre Broussard confessed, stating, “I am a good soldier.”

The raids came just hours after Bailey, 57, was gunned down in broad daylight at a busy downtown Oakland intersection as he walked to work. Preparing an article for the Post, a black community weekly, Bailey had been investigating charges that the Muslims were involved in several recent Oakland murders.

Among the arrested was Yusef Bey IV, son of bakery founder, Yusef Bey. The other five arrested were not initially named. Police are still searching for two individuals who they also declined to name.

Shamir Yusuf Bey speaking in front of the bakery August 4 said: “This is not a reflection of Dr. Yusuf Bey.” The organization’s members all take the last name Bey. Explained Shamir Bey: “We are all sons of Dr. Yusuf Bey. He has taught us morals; he has taught us how to be advocates in our community.”

Shamir Bey is correct about the source of his ‘morals.’ The elder Yusuf Bey died of cancer in 2003 awaiting court hearing on charges of rape, sodomy, and lewd acts with a child stemming from a 1992 case involving an impregnated 13 year old girl. Like the “prophet” Mohammed, Yusuf Bey was reputed to have fathered as many as 50 children–many by underage girls.

The bakery briefly made national news in November 2005, when members attacked two Oakland liquor stores, smashing bottles and demanding that the owners stop selling liquor. This follows a pattern established by the Taliban and other Islamist movements which form religious police squads for the “Suppression of Vice and the Promotion of Virtue.”

Bay Area leftists responded by saying, “Liquor stores are a blatant symbol of racism in America.” Oakland’s then-Mayor Jerry Brown gently criticized the attacks pointing out that, “not all liquor store owners should be tarred by the bad ones.” According to the Oakland Tribune, “The clerk on duty (at the New York Market on San Pablo Ave) Sunday night was reported missing early Monday afternoon. He was found around 2 p.m., locked inside the trunk of a car in a supermarket parking lot in El Cerrito.”

Threatening and trashing local businesses wasn’t the only activity overlooked by the Politically Correct Oakland authorities operating under Mayor Brown’s replacement, open socialist Ron Dellums. After the murder of Chauncey Bailey, the New York Times reported August 3:

Oakland police officials said they suspected that the men were part of a group operating “a very violent criminal enterprise” out of a neighborhood bakery….

The police said the raid came after a lengthy investigation of other crimes, including two kidnappings on a single day in May, and two killings in July that occurred in the same north Oakland neighborhood where the bakery is located. The police had connected those crimes and put the bakery under surveillance before Mr. Bailey was killed.

“During our investigation, Chauncey Bailey was murdered, and it turns out that the evidence in that case also linked the same individuals we were looking at in the other two prior murders to that case,” said Lt. Ersie Joyner of the Oakland Police Department.

Asked whether there were any regrets about not moving faster to arrest the suspects before Mr. Bailey was killed, Assistant Chief Howard Jordan said that the Oakland Police Department’s resources were “very thin” and that the long-term investigation involved the cooperation of neighboring departments.

“Today was the best day we had, that we could have done this with the coordination of our allied agencies,” Mr. Jordan said. “We weren’t just kind of waiting around.”

Mr. Jordan said it was “very disheartening” to hear about Mr. Bailey’s killing, “and it was particularly disheartening to know it was connected to our investigation.”

Lieutenant Joyner said that many residents of the neighborhood surrounding the bakery had been afraid of the Muslim group, whose members sometimes shot automatic rifles in the air in a show of intimidation. Other members of the group, the police said, flaunted their defiance of outstanding warrants on assault and gun charges.

The incident that prompted the investigation, Lieutenant Joyner said, occurred last November. The police suspect that members of the group shot up a local car; no one was injured. The gun used in that shooting was linked to the recent killings, the police said.

In spite of its lengthy criminal ties, “Your Black Muslim Bakery” was able to establish retail locations at Oakland International Airport and the Oakland Coliseum. While they allegedly murdered Oakland residents, they sold “natural,” “reinvigorating” baked products through several Bay Area health food stores.

Journalist Adrian Morgan explains the origins of the group:

When Elijah Muhammad died in 1975, Nation of Islam members in California continued under one of the NoI’s alternative names – the Black Muslims. These were led by Yusuf Bey, who typified the sort of person who led the NoI in its heyday, an entrepreneur who wanted to be a politician, with a decidedly sinister side.

While the Nation of Islam was riven into factions, following the 1975 death of Elijah Muhammad, Yusuf Bey, a captain of the group, negotiated a meeting in 1979 between Farrakhan and Silis Muhammad, leader of a breakaway faction. When Farrakhan revived the NoI in 1981, Yusuf Bey was not a part of the movement.

Born Joseph H. Stevens in Greeneville, Texas, in 1935, Bey moved with his parents to Oakland at the age of 5. He joined the US Air Force at age 17, and after four years he was honorably discharged. A qualified cosmetologist, Bey ran beauty salons in Oakland Santa Barbara, before opening a bakery in Santa Barbara in 1968 which later became “Your Black Muslim Bakery”. He became involved with the Nation of Islam in 1964, and in 1971 moved his bakery to the East Bay. The bakery sold produce free of artificial colorants, with no refined sugar, fats or preservatives.

Bey had a weekly cable show called True Solutions, a platform for Elijah Muhammad’s brand of Islam. He even ran for the position of Mayor of Oakland. He died on September 30, 2003, of colon cancer, having established an empire running housing, a school, a security firm and retail businesses, including Your Black Muslim Bakery. At the time of his death, he was engaged in a legal battle with a woman who claimed he had first raped her in 1982 when she was 13. She claimed she had been sexually abused by Yusuf Bey since the age of 10.

As members of Bey’s family vied for the position of successor, violence broke out. On February 27, 2004 Waajid Aljawwaad Bey, president and CEO of the bakery, vanished. His rotting corpse was later found in a shallow grave in the Oakland Hills. In June 2005, Bey’s adopted son John was wounded by a gunman in an ambush, and on October 25, Yusuf’s 24-year old son Antar Bey was shot dead at a gas station. Nineteen-year old Yusuf Bey IV appeared to have taken over the leadership – he was indicted for smashing up Muslim-owned liquor stores in Oakland, events which happened a month after Antar Bey was killed. One store was torched, and an employee was locked in the trunk of a car. The tactic of wrecking premises had been employed under the leadership of Bey senior – in 1994 a rival laundry had been trashed by Black Muslims.

Why is this group still in business? It is not because the accused child-molester Bey was popular, he won only 5 percent of the vote in his 1994 run for Oakland mayor. Politically Correct Bay Area authorities have a long history of coddling gangsters who attach political rhetoric to their crimes. Publicly and openly.

A 2002 article by Chris Thompson in the East Bay Express explained criminal allegations against “Your Black Muslim Bakery” including the March 4, 1994, kidnapping, torture and extortion of Nigerian immigrant Olasunkanmi Onipede over a real estate deal with a Bakery associate. Presiding over the torture and extortion was, “Nedir Bey, the public face of Oakland’s most prominent Black Muslim organization, the man who lobbies the City Council, orchestrates media events, and runs interference for the group’s elusive leader….”

As the Express explained: “A group of up to six soldiers in the Black Muslim organization, led by a senior member of the Bey family, allegedly tortured two men for up to four hours – and were allegedly transporting him under armed escort when police arrived. When Oakland police tried to arrest the men involved in this incident, thirty Black Muslims mounted an organized assault on the officers – and the leader allegedly rallied his troops by calling for the death of white cops.”

These were not the only criminal accusations against Bey associates pointed out by the Express. “While acting as managers of a North Oakland apartment complex, four Black Muslims allegedly beat a tenant unconscious during an argument about his daughter.” Also, “prominent family member Nedir Bey has been accused of stalking his estranged lover, threatening to hurt her or steal their children.”

Al-Taqiyyah is a Muslim doctrine which allows Muslims to do anything as long as it furthers the power of Islam. The elder Bey built a multi-million dollar property and business empire following these methods. But after his death, his amoral followers’ narcissistic impulses began pulling the empire apart. As the Express explained:

According to court records, (Oakland drug dealer Lavelle) Stewart looked in his car and noticed that someone had stolen $1,200 worth of drugs. Turning on the crowd (outside the Omni Nightclub), he said he shouted, “One of you motherfuckers know what happened to my weed. We’ve been out here enjoying ourselves all day, and my shit didn’t just come up missing like this.” As (Akbar) Bey and his friends began arguing, Stewart said, “It’s like this,” pulled a .357 “bulldog” Magnum from his waistband, and shot Bey four times. Two bullets smashed his jaw and passed through his brain, and two rounds hit him in the chest. Stewart was sentenced to sixty years in prison. According to court records, the pathologist concluded that Akbar Bey was high on heroin or morphine at the time of his death.

Even after decades of murder and mayhem, pseudo-intellectual academic frauds can still make up conspiracy theories and excuses. Quoted by AP August 4, California State University–East Bay professor Benjamin Bowser claims:

The group has deep roots in Oakland’s life and politics, and for decades it played a positive role in Oakland’s black community, said Cal State East Bay professor Benjamin Bowser, a sociologist who has chronicled the city’s history.

The group served as an example of upward economic mobility in an impoverished community, and its members tried to serve as a buffer against the rising drug trade, Bowser said. The bakery has also long provided ex-convicts with one of the few places they could work after being released from prison.

“The Black Muslims along with the Black Panthers were instrumental in really keeping the widespread mass marketing of drugs out of east and west Oakland in the late 1960s, until the government focused on taking the Panthers out,” Bowser said.

Ironically Bowser is listed as a “Journalists’ Resource” by the Association of American University Presses.

Most leftists are too effete to physically enforce their own ideology. This is why they need thugs to do it for them. Substantial portions of Hillary Clinton’s 1969 senior thesis are about the benefits of “test(ing) whether the mechanisms of (Chicago) gang structures could not assist in shifting attitudes toward productive adult citizenship.” (p. 34.) Hillary’s mentor, Saul Alinsky, spent years working with Al Capone’s Chicago gang.

It was not a problem when the victims were other members of the Bey group or private citizens in Oakland, but with the murder of Chauncey Bailey, the thugs made the mistake of taking out one of the elite – a journalist. Suddenly the “very thin” Oakland police find themselves permitted to make multiple arrests and shut down the bakery. It is not yet clear whether Oakland authorities will actually finish the job and dismantle the Islamist monster which they have for years cultivated in their midst. But a line has been crossed. With the murder of Chauncey Bailey, the Islamists have killed one of the cultural elite.

The Express asks: “Why has it taken so long for all these allegations, the torture and rapes and beatings, to come before the public? Why has Bey commanded the respect and admiration of so many people – and why were so many civic leaders eager to call him friend? Countless Oakland leaders have offered the Bey family their services. It’s time for them to answer for it.”

That was written five years ago.

A Bridge to “Moderate” Islam Is In Fact a Road to Hell

A Bridge to “Moderate” Islam Is In Fact a Road to Hell

By: Amil Imani

 

‘Islam is a religion of peace and the great majority of Muslims are not party to any plans and actions of the radicals’– so claim academic pundits, leftist journalists, and hired Islamic apologists. The incantation of these “authorities” is the lullaby that puts the people into a sleep of complacency.

 

Complacency and appeasement on the part of the free world and those well-meaning, non-practicing Muslims, can only serve Islam. There is no chance for co-existence with Islam. All one needs to know is to see what is happening in Islamic countries. That is exactly what is in store for the presently free people of the world if Islam is not held in check.

 

The average free person, who is busy with all manner of demands on his time and resources, would hardly want to worry about the very real threat which mainstream Islam poses to his life and to his future. It is so much easier to accept the claims of authorities who assure us not to worry; ‘it’s just a tiny minority of extremists’, and ‘soon the great majority of “moderates” will triumph over the crazy zealots’.  So we lull ourselves back to the comfort of our pretenses, serene in knowing that the “experts” have it all under control.

 

Wait!  Aren’t these the same experts who told us Hitler could not possibly be crazy enough to attack Russia or Britain?  Aren’t these the same “experts” who tried to cover up Mao Tse Tung’s reign of terror in China, or Pol Pot’s genocide in Cambodia?  Isn’t this the same “expertise” that assured us in the 1970’s that inflation was good, and could never be accompanied by recession? 

 

Aren’t these the same folks who tell us the Saudis are our best friends in the Middle East, that the Titanic was unsinkable, that we should not succumb to our racist impulses by reporting suspicious Muslim men who are learning to fly jumbo jets, and that goods imported from China are perfectly safe?  Or that if we just “open up dialogue with our enemies”, we can create peace?? Hmmm…It seems like we have much to worry about when the “authorities” begin to disseminate their collective wisdom. And don’t bank on the politicians either. They are the master practitioners of the art of the politically correct.

Yet, some of these professional advocates of Islam go farther by accusing those who sound the alarm as racist, bigots, hatemongers and much more.  That attitude sure worked well for England, Holland and France!

 

But the elites who scold us and seduce us into our slumbering acquiescence never allow their dismal record of intellectual failure to prevent them from claiming ever more enlightenment.  Their present project is to ‘build a bridge to moderate Islam’.

 

Let us, for the record, be clear on this subject one more time: Islamism, Islamofascism, Radical Islam, Political Islam, and Militant Islam are different terms for essentially the same thing, a virulent, hateful, and violent system of beliefs and practices. Yet, one and all are progeny and mutation of Islam itself.

 

Islam in all of its forms and sects is simply an evil ideology that is practiced by all Muslims. Islamism is a pincer, with the world in its jaws between the end-of-the-world Shiism and the jihadist Sunnis.  To the simple mind of western “intellectuals”, within every ideology there must always be “good liberals” and “bad conservatives”, and so they search in vain for the “moderate”, “reasonable”, “pragmatic” wing of any threatening ideology.

 

But in their enormous ignorance of the realities of Islam, they fail to realize that in Islam, the wings are not “left” and “right”, or “liberal” vs. “conservative”; they are two jaws in the same supremacist device that aims to crush the life of all non-believers.  I will explain why attempting to build a bridge to “moderate” Islam is in fact a road to hell, since “moderate Islam” is oxymoronic. 

 

The so-called “Moderate Muslims” or “Secular Muslims” would like to have their cake and eat it too. They wish to remain Muslims in name only, yet not bother to read the mandates of the Quran or understand the context in which Muhammad foisted his poisonous prophecy upon the world.

 

Instead of conclusively demonstrating Islam’s violent nature from its very inception and moving in another direction with what they can prove is the worthwhile portions of Islam, they have decided to marry an inherently noxious religion with an inherently godless philosophy, secularism. “Secular Islam Summit” was hilarious; a run-down and meaningless show of desperate attempt to salvage a bankrupt and deadly ideology.

 

Also, these happy-go-lucky people-of-Islam are indeed delusional, for Muhammad’s record is not even the subject of debate.  His utterances and deeds are a part of history that is simply not debatable.  Islam is what Muhammad said it was in the diatribes of vitriol and hatred that is the Quran; and Islam is what Muhammad did during his violent life. If you accept Islam as your religion, you become a part of the guiding principles of hatred, revenge, and rejection of prior enlightened prophecies.  But the “bridge-builders refuse to acknowledge the fact that one cannot be a Muslim and not abide by the dictates of the Quran.

 

Keep in mind that the fact being a Muslim is a clear admission of wrongdoing, the extent of which depends on the degree of a person’s Muslim-ness. If he is only a Muslim who does not practice Islam, then he is, at the very least, guilty of hypocrisy. If he is somewhat of a Muslim by tithing, from time to time, following the ranting of the local mullah or imam, and swallowing whole the pronouncements of the high divines, then he is guilty of significantly contributing to the evildoings of Islam.

 

It is time for the non-practicing Muslims to abandon their childish desire to cling to evil, yet pretend they can “reform” it, like the abused wife insisting that she can cure her alcoholic, violent spouse by remaining in a codependent relationship.  It’s time the self-described “moderates” either accept the truth of their ugly religious ethics and reject them by joining the forces of liberty and worldwide family of free people, or join the forces of darkness.  But to join the peace-loving free world, you must immediately stop making excuses for the religion of hate!

 

Here is my 10-point process to understand why Islam cannot be “moderated,” for the benefit of those misguided people who are the advocates of “Secular Islam.” I will prove that “Secular Islam” is just a hoax.

 

1_The first question that must be answered is whether or not any doctrine can be called “evil”.  If nothing is good or evil, then all of life is inherently nihilistic, and all thinkers and believers in life (all of us) are necessarily nihilists.  We must establish a way to measure “evil”.

 

Take for example, Naziism.  How are we to know that the Nazi party was evil, and that present-day believers in Nazi principles are doing evil?  We certainly cannot use traditional Islamic mea culpas, to rid Nazis of their well deserved guilt!  We can’t look at present day Nazis who are demonstrably not trying to take over the world.  We can’t ask the average Nazis on the street to declare themselves authorities on their entire cult. 

 

We can’t just look at the actions of some of them, for in doing so, we could simply assert that the good Nazi party was hijacked by “radicals”.  It is certainly true that the vast majority of German supporters of the Nazi party in 1936 were normal, peaceful people who were simply held hostage by the zealots.  If you took a random “Nazi”, you’d be vastly more likely to condemn him for his taste for Sauerkraut rather than see him participate in an actual murder. 

 

So we have the same excuses at work that exist in the debate over Islam, but today we condemn Naziism as evil.  If it is illegitimate to simply look for a nice Nazi, and try to build a bridge to the Nazi power structure through him, then how can we think we can do it with Islam?  We think so because we have presupposed that Naziism is bad, and because of the forces of propaganda, we believe that Islam is not.  But this begs the question:  How then do we know what evil is, so we can condemn it?

 

The answer is that the only way to determine if a thing is evil or neutral or good is to establish a working definition of what constitutes evil and its opposite, good, and then test the doctrine against the definition.    

 

While it is true that many people will disagree on the precise definition, it does not matter.  Let each person establish the definition for him or herself, and at least be logical and fair in evaluating the evidence of the creed.  In other words, deal with the consequences of the process, no matter how hard the findings are to accept. The Bible says, “You shall know them by their fruits.”

 

2_Once a definition is in place, the only way to evaluate a belief system under any accepted definition is to read the foundational books, the manuscripts that define the creed…the scripture that was carefully written to explain the norms and intent of those who established it.  You cannot ask a Nazi whether he thinks he is evil.  He will tell you he is good, and that you are evil for resisting him, because he is defending his “people” against those who resist his beliefs.  This is exactly what Muhammad said about the Jews and Christians who resisted him.

 

“Thus (will it be said): ‘Taste ye then of the (punishment): for those who resist Allah, is the penalty of the Fire.’”  Quran 8.014

 

“And when those who disbelieve plot against thee (O Muhammad) to wound thee fatally, or to kill thee or to drive thee forth; they plot, but Allah (also) plotteth; and Allah is the best of plotters.” Quran 8.030

 

“And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is all for Allah. But if they cease (in defeat), then lo! Allah is Seer of what they do.” Quran 8.039

 

You cannot allow a random Nazi member to provide personal anecdotal opinion and declare it to be authoritative.  Only the written treatises of the founders may be taken as true expression of the belief system.  You cannot take a third-party account of Nazi goodness to be superior to the Nazi party principles and the philosophy espoused in Mein Kampf. That would be ignoring Hitler’s beliefs in exchange for that of an outside observer commenting on Hitler’s beliefs.  The same is true for Islamic apologists.  We can’t just trot out any “scholar” and declare him to be authoritative over the words and deeds of the most important figures in Islamic history.

 

This is the precise error that Stephen Schwartz makes in advising people to read the Aqida al-Tahawiyya (interpretations of the creed), or other apocryphal interpretations that only a fool would escalate above the Quran and Hadith.  Yet normal people can’t help notice the similarity in name of “Aqida al” as referenced by Schwartz is his fatuous quest for moderation in an inherently oppressive philosophy, and the more memorable name “Al Qaida” as manifested in reality.  Why does the third-party whitewash text name so closely resemble Terror Inc’s brand name?  Because they are the same thing!

 

Once we have found the foundational texts which declare the basis and purpose of the creed, in order to validate the creed as it is written we must test if the leaders of the creed are in fact true to their words; one must look at historical actions of those who rose in rank through the belief system.  Look at their words, actions, and reactions as their lives played out to see if they were consistent in representing their own creed.  This is how you test whether or not a doctrine is evil.

 

3_Having defined evil, and having isolated the relevant foundational texts, we can move ahead. If we find a group of people who adhere strictly to their codes of conduct as established in their scripture, we cannot place these people on the sidelines of their religion as aberrations or “extremists”.  Such attempts to marginalize the fundamentalist believers in a religious movement are the product of highly confused and illogical thinking.

 

A person cannot be “extreme” with respect to her religion if she is in alignment with all of its commandments and admonishments.  Being highly devout is “fundamentalism,” but it is not extreme or radical.  The reason we wish to believe that a Buddhist who never steps on an ant is “extreme” is because we realize that the behavior is unusual and difficult to accomplish, inasmuch as almost nobody can live up to its ideals.

 

But to view an action that is rare and strange to you, and then declare that, because it occupies a far-off position with respect to your personal beliefs and capability to align, it is therefore “extreme” with respect to its own religious dictates, is highly illogical and quite frankly stupid.  And this is the precise “logic” that is used by those who wipe the Islamic slate clean, declaring all inhumane practices and advocation in Islam to be the handiwork of “extremists.”  Such muddled thinking does nothing to advance our understanding of the creed, the evil it does, and its dangers to mankind.

 

If we use this process and we objectively find that Islam satisfies the definition of evil, we cannot then be subject to the insults of the ignorant who themselves refuse to conduct a like investigation. We cannot be accused of being “Nazis” ourselves simply because our rational discovery and analysis process uncovered true evil.  It would be the height of absurdity to declare that an anti-Nazi is just as bad as a Nazi for vehemently opposing Nazi thinking!  The same must be true for Islam.

 

4_ I won’t get into every nuance of the reasons; any average person can define evil and read the Quran and come away with the sole conclusion that it is evil.  Only those of us who have bothered to read the Quran and parts of the Hadith and Sunna and who have bothered to read history and take note of present-day Islamic violence and oppression in light of their dark beliefs can say that we have good reason to declare Islam an evil cult.  But suffice it to say that Islam, as configured by Muhammad and as interpreted over the centuries, essentially boils down to the following principles:

 

a. Jews and Christians are, per se, the epitome of evil to Islamic thinking.  Pagans are also evil, but somewhat less insulting to Allah, since the Jews and Christians received prophecy and “rejected” it.

 

One of many such verses of hate: “Those who reject (Truth) (Islam), among the People of the Book and among the Polytheists, will be in Hell-Fire, to dwell therein (for aye). They are the worst of creatures.” Quran 098.006

 

b. Therefore Jews and Christians are offensive to Allah.  The worse between them is the Jew.  The world will not be restored to Allah’s preferences until all Jews are defeated and entirely eradicated.

 

One of many such verses of hate: “Say: ‘shall I point out to you something much worse than this (referring to the previous verses), as judged by the treatment it received from Allah? Those who incurred the curse of Allah and His wrath (Jews), those of whom some He transformed into apes and swine, those who worshipped evil;- these are (many times) worse in rank, and far more astray from the even path!’” Quran 5.060

 

c. Muslims believe that those who resist conversion to Islam and the establishment of the prominence of Islamic global domination are Islam’s enemies who can never be trusted or treated as equals. 

 

One of many such verses of hate: “O ye who believe! Take not my enemies and yours as friends (or protectors),- offering them (your) love, even though they have rejected the Truth that has come to you, and have (on the contrary) driven out the Prophet and yourselves (from your homes), (simply) because ye believe in Allah your Lord! If ye have come out to strive in My Way and to seek My Good Pleasure, (take them not as friends), holding secret converse of love (and friendship) with them: for I know full well all that ye conceal and all that ye reveal. And any of you that does this has strayed from the Straight Path.” Quran 60.001

 

d. Allah calls on Muslims (believers) to use their corporeal power to murder Jews, Christians, and people of other religions and to destroy their nations, cities and institutions, until they sue for peace and either become Muslims or pay for the privilege of being ruled by a world Islamic order.

 

One of many such verses of hate:  Volume 4, Book 52, Number 176:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar: Allah’s Apostle said, “You (i.e. Muslims) will fight the Jews till some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, ‘O ‘Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.’ ”

 

One of many such verses of hate:  Volume 4, Book 52, Number 196:

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, ” I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah,’ and whoever says, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah,’ his life and property will be saved by me except for Islamic law, and his accounts will be with Allah, (either to punish him or to forgive him.)”

 

e. Forget all you know about spiritually uplifting ideals of brotherly love and peace (the word “love” is nearly absent in the Quran).  Peace and earthly enlightenment only comes after slaughter and victory in a war in which Islam is victorious.  If, in any battle or time period, Islam is not victorious, Muslims must lie in wait until the right time and then ambush their enemies and establish Islamic rule.  Until that time, policies of terrorism and deceit are both sanctioned and advised.

 

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220:

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand.” Abu Huraira added: Allah’s Apostle has left the world and now you, people, are bringing out those treasures (i.e. the Prophet did not benefit by them).

 

Excerpt Q-33:25-27
Set 66, Count 131-133 [33.25]…Allah sufficed the believers in fighting… [33.26]…some [Jews] you killed and you took captive another part. [33.27]…He made you heirs to their [Jewish] land and their dwellings and their property, and (to) a land which you have not yet trodden…

 

 

(So much for the theory that Muslims don’t have a religious mandate to claim Jewish lands…that the “Palestinian” problem is all the fault of the Jews…so on and so forth)

 

f. Islam calls for robotic acceptance of minute and grand prescriptions covering every aspect of a Muslim’s life.  Therefore, Islam is not personally or spiritually relevant. It is political, which is why it may never separate itself from government.  Adherence is not a matter of voluntary devotion, but of the Law, and violators are severely punished, including capital punishment as in Sharia.

 

The principle of “an eye for an eye” (retribution/revenge) is supreme in all social interaction.  Praying five times daily, wearing headscarves, ablution, abstaining from alcohol, etc… all this is done not out of personal belief that it is proper, but because Allah says so, and nobody may violate Allah’s written commandments.

 

g. Men are the strong and superior.  Women are the weak and inferior.  Women must be kept ignorant and within a low social class so they do not abuse the Islamic order by seeking equality.

 

“Men have authority over women because Allah has made the one superior to the others and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because Allah has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them. Then if they obey you take no further action against them. Allah is high, supreme.” Quran 4.34

 

Islam strictly forbids women to participate in many activities in which men are involved. In Islam, women are not in the calculus—women are incidental and merely exist for the pleasure of men.

 

The words “naghess al aghl” literally means defected witted person. It describes the intellectual capability of women in general. And the word “zaeefeh”, is referred directly to female gender in contrast to men, meaning “the weaker one”, in a condescending fashion.

 

“By another sign He (Allah) gave you wives from among yourselves, that you (men) might live in joy with them, and planted love and kindness in your hearts. Surely there are signs in this for thinking men.” Quran 32.21

 

h. Muslims are entitled, in fact required, to wage war on all non-Islamic thoughts and deeds.  Any who mock or disrespect the prophet Muhammad are to be murdered by honor-bound Muslim enforcers.

 

4:162b Muhammad said, “My livelihood is under the shade of my spear, and he who disobeys my orders will be humiliated by paying Jizya.” [“Jizya” is the poll tax paid by subjugated peoples in return for the protection of the Islamic government.]

4:196 Mohammad said, “I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, ‘None has the right to be worshiped but Allah,’ and whoever says, ‘None has the right to be worshiped by Allah,’ his life and property will be saved by me except for Islamic law, and his accounts will be with Allah (either to punish him or to forgive him.)”

 

4:220 Muhammad said, “… I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy) …”

 

The 69th verse of Sûrah Anfãl declares:

“Eat ye the spoils of war. They are lawful and pure.”

 

“The apostle (Muhammad) said, ‘Kill any Jew that falls into your power.’  Hereupon Muhayyisa b. Masud leapt upon Ibn Sunayna, a Jewish merchant with whom they had social and business relations, and killed him.  Huwayyisa was not a Muslim at the time though he was the elder brother.  When Muhayyisa killed him Huwayyisa began to beat him, saying, ‘You enemy of God, did you kill him when much of the fat on your belly comes from his wealth?’  Muhayyisa answered, ‘Had the one who ordered me to kill him ordered me to kill you I would have cut your head off.’” 61

 

In another terrorist action, Muhammad asked his men to murder an old Jewish man, Abu Afak.  “’Who will deal with this rascal for me?’ The killing of such an old man moved a poetess, Asma b. Marwan, to compose disrespectful verses about the Prophet, and she too was assassinated.” When the assassin prayed with the prophet at al-Medina, Muhammad said to him: “’Have you slain the daughter of Marwan?’ The assassin said: ‘Yes. Is there something more for me to do?’ He [Muhammad] said: ‘No two goats will butt together about her.’”62…” (from Islam is not Salaam, by CS Karlson, 2004)

 

i. All contemporary written scripture is corrupted, and only the Quran is the truth.  Muhammad is the highest authority, as Allah’s primary and final prophet.  Even the Quran contains contradictions and infusions of verses by Satan (note:  Muhammad actually codified this concept in the Quran, the subject of Rushdie’s book, the “Satanic Verses”).  But in order to eradicate Satanic infusion, whenever a passage conflicts with another, only the latter one may be understood as correct…because Allah will always trump Satan.  The Quran (surviving, unabrogated prophesy) and its ethical commandments are eternal, perfect, and immutable.

 

j. This is why any references to “peaceful” earlier scriptures have been completely abrogated by evil scripture that is congruent with only older, violent scripture.  What we have left is a book that is unbelievably sickening in its hateful attitudes and inhumane practices.  This is why you cannot believe an ignorant Muslim who quotes abrogated scripture, such as “there should be no compulsion in religion”…that phrase was abrogated hundreds of times, and it is enraging to have to point out such obvious contradictions.

 

5_ Conclusion:  These unalterable and undilutable sentiments represent that which is wrong, sinful, erroneous, ill-advised, and just plain evil.

 

6_ Moreover, anyone who acts consistently in the advocation and advancement of these ethics is adhering to Islam as it was intended.  They are fundamentalists, like the Christian who consistently turns the other cheek, or the Buddhist who is careful never to step on a bug, but they are not extremists.

 

An extremist Christian would for example claim that Christ did not intend for people to forgive each other and express the final commandment for brotherly love, but rather to beat each other until they accepted Christ as God, and to reject anyone who did not believe as they do.  Perhaps some, even many, Christians think that the latter is correct, but according to scripture, they are wrong.  This is easily identifiable in the New Testament and is a consistent theme in Christ’s prophecy.  If such heretical “Christians” persist in evangelizing incorrect interpretations, they are extremists vis-a-vis Christianity as codified in the Bible.

 

Likewise, if any Muslim tries to declare that Muhammad (who personally led dozens of offensive military excursions, took slaves for himself, demanded 20% war booty, raped a 9-year-old concubine, ordered the assassinations of his detractors—all recorded in official ISLAMIC texts!) never intended his scripture to represent Islam, but rather Muslims should be peaceful and loving when such advice is not given in his scripture (in fact it is revealed in the scriptures Muhammad tried to eradicate), they are not mainstream…they are the true extremists.  You cannot lie about your religion and consider yourself “moderate.”

 

We have hundreds of commandments by Muhammad that declare such things as:

 

Be not weary and faint-hearted, crying for peace, when ye should be uppermost (in conquest): for Allah is with you, and will never put you in loss for your (good) deeds.” Quran 47.035

 

“Fighting (in wars to advance Islam) is prescribed for you, and ye (may) dislike it. But it is possible that ye dislike a thing which is good for you, and that ye love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and ye know not.” Quran 2.216

 

“Fight those who: believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold forbidden that which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” Quran 9.029

 

Passages like these and worse are all over the Quran and Muhammad proved their meaning by the perfect records of how he conducted himself in life, as recorded in the Hadith.

 

7_ So what we have is this:  we have a group of personally non-violent, well-meaning, friendly perhaps, but quite ignorant, and non-intellectual people such as the advocates of the “Secular Islam Summit” who seek to censor all the evil that is expressed within Islamic scripture as commandment, and yet seek to somehow allow the resulting “moderated” cult to retain its brand name, “Islam.” 

 

These people use confused logic, denial and censorship to create what they call “connections” and “bridges” between normal human behavior and those who refuse to abandon that which is manifestly evil.  They assist ignorant Muslims in surreptitiously redacting most of their own scripture and all of Islam’s raison d’etre, yet they refuse to call for the abandonment of the religion itself, and certainly refuse to admit that the reason reform is sought is because the religion they minister is full of antisocial, animus and hatred….ergo, evil. 

 

These people are secularists who desire Islam to be restrained, so they can assert that their policies of dilution are good for all religions.  In doing so, they seek to throw the baby out with the bath water, for not all religions are in fact evil.

 

8_ But once this liberal process of ambiguating religion is understood, we can also understand why their task is futile.  “Moderating” by ignoring the truth cannot work unless the Quran itself, and much of the life and traditions of Muhammad recorded long ago, are universally destroyed to the last manuscript and digital file…and good luck with that. 

 

Since this is impossible, one day even under the most successful liberal scenario where Muslims have forgotten their religion, some 16-year-old Muslim boy will bother to read the original works of the Satanic and evil Muhammad, and refusing out of sin of pride to abandon the cult, the whole sick, violent history of the Islamic juggernaut will rise again from the ashes of the books burned by self-described moderates. 

 

Here, many uneducated people refer to the history of Christianity and its reformation, and perhaps to a general view of the dialectic of movements in general, which they believe go from pure to corrupt, then to reformist, then to post-modern.  But applying this supposed deterministic process to Islam is absurd. Christianity was most certainly corrupted by the 13th century.  By the 15th century, the church had become even more corrupted:  acts such as the sale of indulgences, the sins of the papal rivalries, and its repression against heretics were legion.

 

When Martin Luther nailed his list of 95 grievances to the door of the Wittenberg Church, he was scripturally correct.  In fact, the Catholic Church had gone so far as to make it illegal to print the Bible in any language other than the dead Latin (used as a code language by the church, since only Catholic-trained men were taught the language).  But church chicanery was anti-Christian according to the actual Bible.  So from the perspective of scripture, the reformists were correct, and the Popes were divergent, and that is what led to the Reformation.

 

Contrast this with what the so-called reformists are trying to do with Islam…they are not looking into the Quran for answers…they are banning the book altogether lest people find out the evil that drips from its pages.  The Quran is the last place Islamic moderators look for help in “reforming” Islam, because it would make al Qaida look like a poodle pet-owners convention.  In fact, doesn’t it take great chutzpa to call a movement that seeks to eradicate the letter and intent of actual scripture “reformist”?  Perhaps “retardation” or “revisionism” would be better terms.

 

9_You can restrain Islam, but you cannot lie about its true character by branding those who abide as “extremists,” and complimenting those who abandon all but its name as “Moderates.”  

 

10_The ludicrousness of their chosen position is exactly why “moderate” Muslims refuse to engage in a battle of truth using Muslim scripture to back up their preposterous denials.  They can’t read their book out loud because they are canonically wrong and they know it.  And this is precisely why the vast majority of Muslims prefer to name their children “Muhammad” or “Osama” rather than march in the streets to protest the evils that this religion does on a daily basis.

 

This is also why liberal appeasers in 1938, who refused to call Hitler “evil,” got the world into so much trouble by creating a similar confused intellectual forum about the Nazis.  They tried to build bridges to the “moderate” Nazis; they lectured clear thinkers about the dangers of inciting German hatred by pointing out the truth. They accused conservatives of being “just as fascist” as the Nazis; they sent ambassadors and made treaties and trusted that the moderates would come out and “reform” their zealous leadership.  And they were wrong.

 

We in the United States need to embark on a comprehensive legal, educational, and social campaign to eradicate the deadly plague of Islam. We need to immediately stop appeasing the Muslims and call Islam for what it really is. By effective action, we may even save those peaceful and self-styled moderate or secular Muslims from their own deluded affliction.

 

There is nothing that I would love more than witnessing all Muslims become ex-Muslims and full-fledged members of a diverse, tolerant and democratic society. I hope that Muslims themselves leave this Bedouin slaveholder cult. Yet, the hope is extremely slim. Islam has a stranglehold on its slaves and will neither let them go, nor do the Muslims seem to have the insight or the will to leave it in large numbers. But hope, as slim as it is, keeps me sounding the alarm before the fire of Islam engulfs us all.

 

 

Amil Imani is an Iranian-born American citizen and pro-democracy activist residing in the United States of America. Imani is a columnist, literary translator, novelist and an essayist, who has been writing and speaking out for the struggling people of his native land, Iran.  He maintains a website at Amil Imani

 

 

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The following comparison is taken from “What Every American Needs To Know About the Koran” by William Federer.

The following comparison is taken from “What Every American Needs To Know About the Koran” by William Federer.

JESUS

— Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you. (Matt. 5:44)

— Resist not evil  (Matt. 5:39)

— If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to them the other. (Matt. 5:39)

— If someone takes your coat, give them your shirt, (Matt. 5:40)

— If someone makes you carry something one mile, carry it two (matt. 5:41)

— Forgive and you shall be forgiven (Matt. 6:14)

— Judge not, that ye be not judged (Matt.7:1-2)

— Blessed are the peacemakers (Matt. 5:9)

— Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy (Matt. 5:7)

— Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt not kill, but I say that whoever is angry with his brother is in danger of the judgment (Mat 5:21-22)

— Treat others the same way that yuou want them to treat you. (Luke 6:27-36)

— Feed the hungry, clother the naked, visit the sick, whatever you to to the very least, you have done unto me. (Matt. 25:40)

MOHAMMED

— Infidels are your sworn enemies (4:101)

— Be ruthless to the infidels (48:29)

— Make war on the infidels who dwell around you (9:123, 66:9)

— Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day (9:29)

— Strike off the heads of the infidels in battle (47:4)

— If someone stops believing in Allah, kill him. (al-Bukhari 9:84:57)

— Take neither the Jews nor the Christians for your friends. (5:51, 6:13)

— Never be a helper to the disbelievers (28:86)

— Kill the disbelievers wherever ye find them. (2:191)

— The only reward for those who make war upon Allah and his messenger will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will gbe expelled our of the land (5:33)

— No Muslim should be killed for killing an infidel (al Bukhari 1:3:111)


To which we might add these verses from the Koran:

 — The unbelievers among the people of the book and the pagans shall burn forever in the fire of Hell.             They are the vilest of all creatures. (98.6).– Surely the vilest of animals in Allah’s sight are those who disbelieve. (8.55)

— It is unlawful for a believer to kill another believer, accidents excepted. (4:92)

— Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God’s religion shall reign supreme. (8:40)