Category Archives: Muslims

Lazy Days And Nights In Cuba

Cuba is associated with being a land where the sun shines and people enjoy swimming or walking in a beautiful evening. Alas, such is not the case for some men who are in Cuba, but are not in Cuba. There is a place called Guantanamo Bay prison in which reside some men who are termed to be “terrorists.” Have they been convicted of any crime? Of course not, someone said they were terrorists and therefore who could doubt what some Afghan said twelve years ago in the heat of battle? These men have asked for a trial, but, alas, having a trial for a terrorist, according to Republicans, is simply aiding the cause of terrorism.

Abu Wa’el Dhiab has been on hunger strikes for years. He simply wants to be placed on trial. Of course, this is the United States of America in which people are entitled to a trial by jury. However, if someone sometime calls you a “terrorist” then you cease to be a human being, and certainly you are not an American. To live in America and not be an American, such is the legacy of the Afghan war of George Bush.

Bill Maher Charged As Racist!

It is not usual for anyone to term the famous liberal fighting Bill Maher as anything other than a champion of the oppressed. He has a reputation for attacking bigots, he enjoys mocking the right wing conservative religious fanatics in America, so it was shocking during his recent Friday night show to have guest Ben Affleck deride Bill’s comments about Muslims as simply an example of “gross, racist and disgusting” observations on the Muslim religion. However, Bill insisted that his remarks were simply the words of a liberal who was defending rights of people to live in a free society.

The Bill Maher words that angered Affleck were: “Freedom of speech, freedom to practice any religion you want without fear of violence, freedom to leave a religion, equality for women, equality for minorities, equality for homosexuals, you try saying that in a Muslim world.” To be honest, these comments DO reflect what is happening within many Muslim societies. Of course, it is NOT happening among Muslims in many nations such as Indonesia or among Muslims in western nations or India. Of course, any generality opens the door for a response about hatred toward Muslims in Christian African nations.

What Bill did not note is that twenty years ago, Christians lived in peace within Iraq or Egypt or Syria. Something has happened during the past ten years to unleash this hatred. Did the United States play a role in this switch, that is a question?

Wahabbi Is The Problem!

ISIS continues on its murderous path, in Afghanistan, the Taliban are still alive and murdering people, but few Americans understand the force behind these killing groups is none other than our beloved ally, Saudi Arabia. The Taliban was originally created by the Pakistan secret intelligence working with vast amounts of money furnished by Saudi Arabia. The Saudi government is committed to the principles of the Wahabbi sect of the Muslim religion. Wahabbi imams preach the doctrine that all Western ideas are anti-Muslim, and it is the duty of a Muslim to murder these evil forces. The original young men who formed the Taliban had been educated in madrassa schools funded by Saudi Arabia. They were indoctrinated to fight all forms of Western thought and institutions.

Remember, that in 2014 women still cannot drive a car in Saudi Arabia. Bad people have their heads chopped off in Saudi Arabia. Any form of Christian worship is forbidden in Saudi Arabia. Children are taught that Western ideas are those who hate the Muslim religion. Saudi money continues to fund ISIS and other such groups. On one hand, we ask the Saudi government to aid in the fight against ISIS even though this group is being funded by Saudis! America must insist that Saudi Arabia cease any aid to fanatical Muslim groups.

The Saudi government had better remember that if ISIS enters their land, the first to have heads chopped off are leaders of Saudi Arabia!!

Ban The Veil, Save France!

The economic systems of many European nations have collapsed. France is suffering from a sputtering economy and there is widespread anger at its government. So, what is the solution to these problems, not only in France, but throughout the European Union– BAN THE VEIL! A French Muslim woman, known only as SAS, petitioned the European Court of Human Rights for the right to wear her veil. The nation of France made illegal the wearing of a veil in public due to reasons of national “safety.” The Court agreed with the view that if a woman wears a veil then safety of others is somehow under threat. Of course, people can own guns, but those weapons are required for “safety” of individuals. Heck, in America, a woman wearing a niqab receives ugly looks, but if a man with guns appears, people now feel safe.

The lawyer of SAS made clear, “her faith is an essential element of her existence, she is a devout believer and the wearing of the veil is fundamental to her life.” For SAS the wearing of a veil is HER decision. I was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family and when we went to shul, women sat behind a curtain, separated from men. Somehow, we managed to live and no one felt frightened.

Some day it will be explained to me why wearing a veil is a greater threat to life than wearing guns!

Bomb And Chop

The actions of ISIS cause confusion among those in America who believe that wars contain rules of behavior. ISIS insists that chopping off the heads of innocent people is a logical result of bombs falling on their warriors in the field of action. For an ISIS soldier, murdering the innocent is allowed by God who for some reason only prefers certain humans over other humans. We who inhabit civilized societies are horrified at such behavior. Unfortunately for those who will be brutally murdered, killing the innocent is simply how we humans have always behaved. It was just sixty years ago that the most educated and among the most “civilized” societies brutally gassed and murdered babies. Nazi Germany was a Christian nation. Of course, the Soviet Union, led by Joseph Stalin murdered an estimated twenty million. Then, of course, there was China, led by Mao tse-tung who allowed at least twenty million to starve to death.

I am not excusing the brutal behavior of ISIS. As they chop off heads, over in Saudi Arabia they not only chop off heads, but arms. We are all HUMANS. As Humans we simply can not halt murder and killing and always ensuring that the innocent die. Within a few days, Peter Kassig, who was trying to help people in Syria will be murdered. As long as we humans prefer death to life, the innocent always will die. Such is the human condition!

Consequences Of Bombing

Leaders of the “Free World,” as well as those who lead dictatorships that are on “our side” proclaim they are bombing ISIS controlled areas and killing bad guys. Pictures of destroyed vehicles, dead bodies of ISIS soldiers are cited as success of the bombing. Alas, there is another side of this story that is NOT being told by the media, and,certainly will not appear on Fox News. What are the real results of the bombing campaign?

1. ISIS forces are retreating into areas in which there are civilians and daring bombers to blast away.

2. Thousands of refugees are fleeing for their lives –from the bombings!

3. Oil wells are destroyed. Yes, that deprives ISIS of revenue, but it also means there is no oil for civilians.

4. In the city of Deir-al Zor, ISIS bandits rounded up 150 males and will undoubtedly murder them in retaliation for the bombings.

Bomb away, it will kill bad guys, but it also will lead to disaster for the innocent!

Life Before ISIS

It is difficult these days getting through 24 hours without encountering predictions the world will shortly collapse because there are 30,000 black clad guys in the desert seeking to kill every American before midnight arrives. The assumption of Fox News pundits is America is confronting a new threat to its very existence from this group of terrorists. So, I was wondering, what was the situation prior to their arrival on the scene?

1. The Iraq government under Prime Minister Maliki had caused havoc and disunity within the country by persecuting Sunnis. Bombs were being exploded every day of the week.

2. Saudi Arabia was chopping off heads at least twice a month. And, no one protested!

3. Syria was claiming the lives of thousands each month and over 2,000,000 had fled.

4. There were terrorists in Somalia who bombed and bombed. They even set off bombs in Nairobi.

5. President Sisi in Egypt was killing hundreds of members of the Brotherhood, and locking up thousands.

6. Libya was in chaos.

7.Boko Haram was kidnapping hundreds of young girls and murdering at will.

I will halt here since I could get into the situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Ebola Has Become American

Well, it finally happened, a case of Ebola was uncovered in America. A man is now in a hospital in Texas, and it is clear that he became infected while in Africa. Just imagine the life of a typical American. One day terrorists are beheading people, the next day Vladimir Putin is killing people, US planes are dropping bombs, Afghanistan is still a mess, and there is ONE man who has Ebola. I await Fox News handling this item of news. Look ahead to this approach:

1. Before Barack Obama became President of the USA, there was not a single case of Ebola in our land.

2. How comes the Secret Service allowed Ebola to enter this nation?

3. Barack Obama makes trips around the world, isn’t this dangerous to the health of America? Who knows which germs return from those foreign voyages?

4. Before passage of ObamaCare, there was not a single case of Ebola. One plus one equals–EBOLA!

5. We need to arm Americans. If any American spots an Ebola case, just shoot the dude and save AMERICA!

VOTE REPUBLICAN AND END EBOLA!!

Secret Service Head Jumps The Fence!

Every so often when I have nothing better to do in my life, I just turn on the TV and watch someone interacting with members of Congress. Secret Service head, Julia Pierson spent a pleasant afternoon talking with members of Congress about recent — and past events in which the Secret Service displayed an ability to shoot itself in its foot. Hopefully, this does not come across as sexist, but this person simply does not come across on TV as a leader. Neither words nor body language display forceful thinking or creative ideas. OK, so the Secret Service allowed the President of the United States to get on an elevator with an armed man. Is it their fault that men in America wander the streets and elevators with guns? Just imagine if they had taken the gun away from the man– the NRA would be running ads this election denouncing the arrival of a dictatorship!

Anyway, Julia has decided to resign. However, she should be proud of her performance as head of the Secret Service. Due to her outstanding work, Republicans and Democrats in Congress are now UNITED! She accomplished what President Obama never could. She brought together members of both parties who now agree on something. The Secret Service is a mess. Who knows, perhaps, this unity could wind up getting Congress to pass a law!!

Turkey: Playing With Fire!

Each day the guns of war draw closer and closer to the border of Turkey. Each day, thousands of people fleeing from the destructive force of President Assad as well as the mad Islamists reach and cross the border of Turkey. On one hand, the Turkish government is pleased that ISIS is killing Kurds since the destruction of Kurdish forces reduces their fears of the rise of an independent Kurdish state. At least ten percent of Turks are of Kurdish heritage, and they are considered to be a security risk by the Turkish government. So, the current game is destroying Kurds, and…..? The current, “and” is rise of Islamist fanatics who desire to take over the nation of Turkey and impose their brand of the Muslim religion.

The game may come across as an attractive alternative, but it poses incredible risks for Turkey as a society. At least 35% of Turks are moderate Muslims who fear any appearance of Islamist fanatics. President Recep Erdogan risks his nation’s security because he is gambling that ISIS can destroy Kurds, but leave Turkey alone. This is a risk.