Category Archives: Islam

Outside Tikrit

As a child I learned the story of the Alamo when a handful of brave Americans held off the large Mexican army for several days before being overwhelmed and killed. Today, outside the city of Tikrit in northern Iraq there area about 1,000 members of ISIS hold up inside the city and ready to die for their cause, just as did the Americans at the Alamo. Apparently, there are over 25,000 soldiers in the Iraq army and nmow they have an opportunity to defeat 1,000 of the bad guys. During the initial stage of this battle, the good guys did advance and now they have cornered the bad guys. Apparently, the good guys appear stalled and they are hesitating about banging away into the main city. Reports indicate the bad guys are ready to die and are begging the good guys to come get them.

This story is repeated time after time. Bad guys ready to die, and good guys ready to hold off from being brave. There is no question that bad guys in the Middle East BELIEVE in their cause. They are ready to go to heaven or wherever good guys posing as bad guys wind up. Iraqi forces have now summoned the US air force to blast away. There is no question they will send thousands of missiles and bombs into Tikrit. The real question is why do the good guys lack determination in this struggle. It is clear that until members of the Iraq army come to believe in their cause, such hesitation will continue. Who knows, perhaps in this case the guys inside the Alamo will survive!

Jesus Story Today

Christian fundamentalists insist the Jesus Christ will one day return to take everyone up to Heaven and enjoy the beauty of eternal peace and happiness. There is one problem with this story. Consider the following:

1. Jesus walks around in a robe.

2. Jesus has strange fellow features.

3. Jesus does not speak English.

4. Jesus is an illegal immigrant.

5. Jesus makes no sense to a modern Republican, he is in favor of the poor and does not respect the wealthy.

6. If stopped by a cop he would continue walking toward him with open arms.

7. He was born and raised in the Middle East and we know all about those people.

I have a hunch Jesus knows all about American cops and just wants prefers to be crucified.

Oh, and he sure the heck would never vote for Bibi Netanyahu!

We Are All Bahdir!

Once upon a time there was a country known as Turkey in which the idea of freedom of speech was regarded as the norm for all citizens. However, a man named Recep Erdogan assumed power and began to rid his nation of military officers who had continually interfered with the concept of democracy. Heck, if you fight for democracy, what better way to adhere to its principles by ending democracy? Each year Recep Erdogan has gained more and more power and now is president of this nation. Two cartoonists, Bahdir Baruter and Ozer Aydogan, drew a cartoon in which President Erdogan is seen shaking hands with someone and asking whether officials have planned to slaughter journalists.

The government won a conviction for this crime on grounds that the cartoonists were attempting to depict Erdogan as a secret homosexual and thus insulting the leader of the nation. They will go to jail for eleven months. After all, it is a well known fact that homosexuals shake hands with one another.

I wonder if there is such a law we can use against Fox News for insulting the intelligence of the American people?

Shoot Black Say Cops!

It has come to my attention there has been a serious failure in communication between top level police officials in Philadelphia and the average policeman. Top brass intended to convey the idea that when police confront a possible criminal they were to hold off shooting and only shoot back. Somehow this got mixed up and police thought they were to shoot BLACKS. It was simply a matter of composition that created this problem. Between 2007 to 2013 there were 364 examples of shootings in the city of Brotherly love. Black skinned folk constitute about 40% of the population, but wound up being shot 80% of the time. There is not doubt if police had not been given the wrong word, these killings would never have occurred.

Of the 364 shooting events 23% of those who confronted police wound up dead. For some strange reason only in 49 of these incidents the bad guy had a weapon. How were police to know that the bad guy had or did not possess a weapon of mass destruction? Damn it, if only the original message had said, “back” rather than “black,” none of these shootings would have happened!

P.S. None of the shootings involved any of those Muslims!

Let’s Repeal ObamaCare

There are a few million Americans who do not have health care and oppose any and all attempts to give them healthcare. Of course, there are a few million who received healthcare under the infamous Affordable
Care Act, and are furious that the GOVERNMENT wants to protect their right to get ill and die. Just another example of BIG GOVERNMENT running amuck and taking away our right to decide what happens to our life and that of our children. First Big Government helps your child to receive medical care, and the next step, no doubt, is taking over control of the education of your children. If it clear that Barack Obama, since he was born in Africa has no understanding of our Constitution.

The Constitution clearly states each citizen has the right to bear arms and if I can cuddle a gun than it only stands to reason that I alone decide how to care for my child’s health. I do not need any DOCTOR who works for BIG GOVERNMENT to force his pills and tests upon my beloved child. Keep your hospitals, keep your drugs, keep your operations, but as long as I can pray, then my children will never get sick!!

HEADLINES FROM WORLD PRESS

We offer samples of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Sweden, Local: “Dog Moves In With Family”

I assume the cat moved out.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “People Lose Faith In Police”

Sorry, this is NOT news.

France, Connexion: “Thousands March Against Health Laws”

At least they are getting some exercise.

China, China Daily: “China Heads Reform Project”

We can expect that many minds will be reformed of bad ideas about democracy.

Russia,Moscow Times: “First President Transplant”

Finally, Putin gets a heart!

In Defense Of Muslims

There is one issue that conservatives and liberals agree upon and that is the assumption there is something inherently wrong about the Muslim religion. Liberals like Bill Maher or conservatives like Bill O’Reilly insist that fundamental to the Muslim religion is a belief in violence and death. I assume this view also agrees such attitudes are not part of the Christian or Jewish religions. At some point in any discussion about the Middle East an American expert on religions will inform people that only the Muslim religion leads to violence. Let us examine the record.

This is how religions in the 20th century behaved:

1. Muslims did participate in the murder of about one million Armenians in Turkey.

2. Catholic Fascist Italy murdered a few hundred thousand people in Ethiopia.

3. Catholics in Spain murdered over million fellow Catholics.

4. Christian Nazi Germany murdered ove twenty million human beings. Adolf Hitler was born a Catholic, lived as a Catholic and died as one.

5. Fascist Italy during World War I murdered at least a million people.

6. Christians in Rwanda in Africa murdered about 800,000 people.

7. Buddhists in Japan murdered at least five million people. Oh, suicide bombers killed about ten thousand Americans.

8. Oh, there were no Muslims in Cambodia when one million people were murdered.

9. Oh, in Christian Soviet Union the government murdered over ten million people.

10. Then again non-Muslim Mao tse-tung murdered over ten million.

The evidence is overwhelming, the Muslim religion can not match Christians when it comes to violence and death!

Israel Government Knows How To Achieve Peace

The election in Israel is now over, but the issues which dominated that event continue to dominate the news of the Middle East. Strategic Minister Yuval Steinitz insists that Bibi Netanyahu understands how to achieve peace in the Middle East. After all, he has crushed any Palestinians who dare oppose his views of Middle Eastern issues so why does not Barack Obama accept the fact that Netanyahu is the expert on peace in that region of the world. Mr. Steinitz wants the American people to realize that in regard to current discussions with Iran about resolution of atomic energy, “we think it’s going to be a bad, insufficient deal. It seems quite probable, it will happen, unfortunately.”

OK, so assume it is a bad deal. There are times in life when one is compelled to accept a deal that may not be perfect, but it, at least for the moment resolves a problem. So, what is the Bibi alternative?

1. Bomb Iran.

2. Force Iran to bomb Israel.

3. Cause the death of thousands of Israelis.

4. Cause the death of thousands of Iranians.

5. Create complete chaos in the Middle East.

6. Unleash hundreds of suicide bombers upon the Israel people,

THAT is the alternative to a “bad deal.”

Death In Afghanistan

Untold thousands have died in Afghanistan during the past half century so it is rather difficult getting upset about another Afghan death. Farkhunda was a university student who suffered from some mental issues in her life. She was described as studious and very religious. That much about her is agreed upon by those who knew this young woman. She attended classes at a university and studied religion. At this point the story becomes somewhat confused. Somehow and for some reason, other Afghans came to believe that the girl had burned a copy of the Koran. Hundreds heard the story and came looking for her. We do know that this mob beat her, they assaulted her, they finally burned her. There is no doubt there are people in Afghanistan who believe they have the right to murder in the name of Allah.

Government officials are shocked. Interior Minister Novrulhaq Ulumi made clear: “the accusation against her is completely invalid. She was a religious girl, she was not involved in the burnig of the Koran, she was innocent. It is very painful that we were not able to protect a pious young person.” It is now clear that policemen were part of the mob. The sad part of this story is that a religious girl was murdered gy those claiming to be religious. Something is very sad about this story. Unfortunately, it will occur again and again.

US Options In Iran??

Every so often an American leader will utter words that completely confuse this writer. CIA Director was talking with a Fox News correspondent when he said: “There are a number of things that the United States has available to it to prevent Iran from getting a bomb.” He did not clarify what he meant so we thought it would be beneficial to spell out those possible weapons we possess.

1. We can send Bill O’Reilly to Iran to write “The Killing Of The Ayatollah”

2. We can make sure that all Fox News broadcasts are heard in Iran.

3. We can send Ted Cruz on a suicide mission to destroy Iranian nuclear facilities. Remember, he is the Senator from TEXAS!

4. We can refuse to talk with any and all Iranians.

5. We can get Bibi Netanyahu to pilot an Israel suicide bomber to blow up something in Iran.

6. We can get Sheldon Adelson to spend money on a newspaper in Iran that hates the government.

7. Of course, we can always send in the Marines.

If I was the leader of Iran, I would be scared to hell!