Category Archives: Muslims

Hang Them All!

Ahmed Telb is a lawyer in the Egyptian town of Matai which is located in the southern part of the country. The town is composed of supporters of former President Mursi as well as large numbers os Coptic Christians. Mr. Telb has devoted his life to representing those charged with crimes and he has avoided becoming involved in political clashes of the day. He simply wants to be a lawyer and enjoy a good life with his wife who is a teacher. However, today he is Number 309 of the 529 Egyptians who were sentenced to death by a judge for participating in riots that resulted in the death of a police captain. There had been a pro-Mursi outbreak of violence in which the police station was stormed and Coptic Christian churches were burned. Police identified 529 men who they claim were involved in the raid.

There was a “trial.” It was composed of two half hour sessions. Defense lawyers were not allowed in the courtroom. No evidence was presented. Some of the 529 have yet to be arrested. However, the judge sentenced all to death. The father of Mr. Telb summed up the madness of his son’s life: “one minute he is representing clients, the next minute he is sentenced to death.”

Obama And The King

I assume pundits on Fox News will have a wonderful time this week once pictures are revealed of President Barack Obama giving a bow to the King of Saudi Arabia. Although for years American diplomats have extended a courteous bow to a Saudi King, when Obama bends down it simply another example of how this wimp informs the world that America bows down to those who hate us. Obama will meet with 89 year old King Abdullah and discuss issues.

1. Saudi Arabia wants to US to intervene in Syria. Of course, the Saudi Army will not be with them, but when it comes to standing up against a tyrant who rules a nation without giving its citizens any vote….ooops, I think my words depict Saudi Arabia.

2. Saudi Arabia does not want the US to negotiate with Iran because they are Shiites and when one has a conflict with another religious group for over a thousand years, why end the feud. It did require about four hundred years before Protestants and Catholics could end their dispute, but when it comes to Shiites and Sunni, the duel of anger goes on and on. I regret to King Abdullah in between his breaths of oxygen, but the US does not want any part of his duels of anger.

They will meet, they will have pictures taken of both men smiling and they will depart. Period.

Never Visit Central African Republic

It is rather evident the Central African Republic now holds the modern record for brutality and hatred. If one seeks to meet a group of humans who have not learned a single thing about compassion and love, then hop over to Africa and spend a moment with either Christians or Muslims in this land without pity. Several months ago, Christian warriors, despite being a minority in the nation, were able to seize power. Naturally, they proceeded to murder innocent men, women and children because they had committed the crime of being Muslims. Since most in the nation were Muslims, they sought the aid of other Muslims and last month the reverse occurred. Muslims gained power and,naturally, began to slaughter and murder any Christian they found, anywhere. A group of Christians were holding funerals when Islamic militants entered the area and began to throw grenades at one and all.

In addition to those who were dumped into graves, at least twenty other humans met their death at the funeral and a few dozen are wounded. It is pay back time and it will be pay back time forever and forever–and a day. By the way, where were imams and ministers during the slaughter?

I Do Not Understand, Never Will

I am of that generation born after WWI who lived through World War II as a teenager and followed with intense interest events of that tragic episode in human history. French novelist, Albert Camus once said that to have been born before 1950 one would have experienced either directly or by observation every form of human depravity known to man. I have extensively studied the Holocaust, but I must confess the actions of members of the Taliban are bewildering. Nazis murdered people who they regarded as not of their own kind. The Taliban boasts of murdering innocent Afghans who are devout Muslims. The Taliban insists to be a good Muslim one must engage in murdering(it is not killing, it is murdering) those of their own faith including children!

Another Taliban attack on a charity in which children were murdered as men blew themselves up along with cars. The charity worked with those impacted by mines and carried the word, Peace, in its title. Frankly, to the Taliban it makes no difference what you are doing, you must die because you are in the wrong place and the wrong time. Call yourself, Roots of Peace, who cares. A child asked his dad why he didn’t warn him about the attack and dad simply had to respond the Taliban do not provide early notice of whom they desire to murder.

All in the name of God!

Beware Terror!

There are many ignorant people in the United States of America who actually believe that terrorism is declining. Senator Dianne Feinstein and other congressional leaders who work with American intelligence experts understand the threat of terrorism increases exponentially each day. Why? Because weak minded people refuse to believe that al-Qaeda and other such groups have the United States in a head grip and are squeezing us daily with the power of their weapons of war. According to the US Senator, we have to “understand that our intelligence services are not the bad guys.” Congressman Mike Rogers pointed out attacks on US Intelligence-by Americans! has simply made it easier for terrorists to gain entry into our secrets.

But, these congressmen understand we are losing the war on terrorism. It always fascinates me how “experts” can pinpoint “losing” or “winnng.” I assume there are some criteria to define a loss or gain, but it has never been made clear to this mind. One day when I reach Heaven, God will clarify how one defines victory or defeat. Until that moment, I will accept whatever is told me by “Intellligence.”

The most frequent blunder by American presidents has been to adhere to what “experts” say is reality. Perhaps, the CIA could cite ONE example during the past sixty years in which they actually were correct about the state of the world!

John Kerry, The Nowhere Man

barghouti It is now sixty five years since the state of Israel was formed and thus formalized a conflict that already had been in existence within the province of Palestine and later the Mandate of Palestine. The state of Palestine was proclaimed in the 1970s after Jordan decided to rid itself of administering the Palestine created by the United Nations. In 1967, Israel defeated Jordan in a war and assumed control of the West Bank area. It is now 47 years since this event occurred and conflict continues over who owns the West Bank or which part of the West Bank belongs to who? Israel has sent thousands of settlers into the West Bank even though this area originally was part of the state of Palestine created by the UN. John Kerry has worked his butt off attempting to secure a compromise.

Part of the problem is that both Israel and the Palestinian Authority lack a government which has a firm majority in a legislature and each requires coalition members to survive. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has allied with West Bank settlers and religious zealots who insist upon no retreat. President Abbas is demanding the release of Marwan Barghouti from prison. This man committed crimes, but there is evidence he is ready to work for peace. After all, Nelson Mandela was convicted of crimes.

At this point in time, John Kerry is going nowhere very slowly.

Is Israel The Modern South Africa

First, let me make clear the overwhelming number of Jews in Israel are caring people who seek to live in harmony and peace with all people. Few Jews seek to terrorize the weak, and few seek to implement laws that are similar to what their ancestors endured in other nations for a few thousand years. However, fear and propaganda have frightened all too many Jews in Israel to accept the belief their lives are in danger from the 15% of the people in their land who are Muslim or Christian Arabs. Instead of reaching out to these fellow Israelis forces of hate and fear installed in the hearts of many Jews that only separation from their comrades in the land of Israel would safeguard their lives.

Israel Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who migrated to Israel from Russia has a plan to handle the 15% of non-Jews in the land even though their ancestors lived and worked in what is now called Israel. Under the Lieberman Plan, Arab Israelis would be forced from their homes and transferred into special Arab areas of Israel which currently possess large numbers of Jews. Jewish settlers living on the West Bank would have their land incorporated within Israel. This would constitute a forced migration of people. It would subject the state of Israel to international condemnation and undoubtedly result in sanctions and hatred toward Jews.

However, the real danger is what this does to the soul and hearts of Jews in Israel. Do they seek to become the center of hatred as was white South Africa when it moved black skinned people into special areas. Oh, the origin of the word, ghetto is from Italy. A ghetto was a special area set aside for Jews. Fast forward to the 21st century and Jews are proposing special areas for minorities!!

An Obama Discourtesy

Jimmy Carter holds the distinction of being only one of four men on this planet who once was president of the United States of America. After leaving the office of president, he was the only one of those four men who did not seek to enrich himself by seeking positions in the corporate world which offer millions in exchange for using the name of a former president. He devoted himself to the cause of peace a rather unusual desire on the part of a former president. In his post presidency, Carter has been consulted by Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, and another George Bush, but no call has ever come from the current arrogant Barack Obama. Carter is aware that his ideas on peace in the Middle East are not popular with the Israel lobby and many members of Congress because he worked for a peace in the Middle East that respected the rights of both Israel and Palestinians.

It might be of interest to Barack Obama that he was the last US president who actually brought Palestinians and Arabs together in a peace accord. The Camp David accord ensured that both Arab and Israel views were respected. Barack Obama has allowed Israel to disrespect Arab needs and in the process simply made America more disrespected in the Middle East.

It is rather tragic when a former president of this nation has to write: “I have felt that my communications are probably monitored. And, when I want to communicate with a foreign leader privately, I type or write the letter myself, put it in the Post Office and mail it because I believe if I send an email, it will be monitored.”

Twitter, Twitter, Not In Turkey

The Turkish government of Prime Minister Recep Erdogan is very upset at stuff that appears on Twitter and has decided to send one last Twitter informing that organization it was no longer to be tweeting in the nation of Turkey. Finance Minister Mehmet Sinsad emphasized that while his government believed in freedom of speech, it was another thing when a major company believes “it is above the law.” After all, the issue is really not about freedom of speech, but when Twitter was told “to remove the material” what else could the government do but cease tweeting, not only for self, but for others. President Abdullah Gul has opposed the attack on Twitter arguing to his prime minister that in the 21st century a government simply cannot halt modern technology. He wants the ban to end and for Erdogan to engage in dialogue with Twitter.

Meanwhile, the United States State Department website blasted the censorship of Twitter. Douglas Frantz, Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, made clear censoring Twitter was simply a “21st century book burning” which will not make the Turkish government come across as a strong one.

Egyptian Justice

There is no question under the administration of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi the rights of people were continually violated and violence was allowed to proceed against Coptic Christians. The evidence is clear that Morsi was an incompetent leader who simply allowed members of his Muslim Brotherhood to engage in violence against their opponents. Morsi was overthrown by the Egyptian military in a process that witnessed disregard for the rights of Muslim Brotherhood members. Violence broke out as followers of the MB went to the streets and, in many cases, resorted to guns in order to make clear their displeasure for the overthrow of Morsi. In one horrid example over 900 MB members were killed in gun exchanges between the armed forces and Morsi supporters. Some police died in this scene of violence.

A “trial” is now taking place in south Egypt. A judge is deciding whether over 500 men are to be sent to jail for participating in the pro-Morsi riots. The “trial” lasted two court sessions. An accused man described the trial: “the trial lasted two sessions each about five minutes.” No lawyer spoke for a defendant, actually, no prosecutor even spoke. The judge made his decisions. Of the 520 accused, he acquitted 16 and condemned the rest to be executed.

Just another day of Egyptian justice under the rule of the armed forces.