Saturday, May 28, 2005

American Mosques Say
Kill Converts,
Beat and Rob Homosexuals,
Hate The Filthy Jews
A Little Green Footballs Roundup

First off, 10,000 people have run for their very lives to get out of Yala, Thailan (dubbed the "City of Peace" by the UN):

Yala — Fear for their safety has pushed more than 10,000 people out of Yala, the southern city recognised as a “city of peace” last year by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).

In March last year 77,000 people lived in the municipality. But the latest census reveals the city’s population has dropped by 12,000 to only 65,000.

Pongsak Yingchoncharoen, mayor of the Yala municipality, said people have lost confidence in the safety of their lives and property after the arms robbery at a military camp in Narathiwat’s Cho Airong district on Jan 4 last year.

Next up, it seems Democratic Congressman, John Conyers thinks it's time for the United States to take it's first steps towards Sharia Law:

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives condemning bigotry and religious intolerance, and recognizing that holy books of every religion should be treated with dignity and respect.

Whereas believers of all religions, including the Abrahamic faiths of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, should be treated with respect and dignity;

Whereas the word Islam comes from the Arabic root word meaning “peace” and “submission”;
Whereas there are an estimated 7,000,000 Muslims in America, from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, forming an integral part of the social fabric of America;

Whereas the Quran is the holy book for Muslims who recite passages from it in prayer and learn valuable lessons about peace, humanity and spirituality; Whereas it should never be official policy of the United States Government to disparage the Quran, Islam, or any religion in any way, shape, or form;

Whereas mistreatment of prisoners and disrespect toward the holy book of any religion is unacceptable and against civilized humanity;

Whereas the infringement of an individual’s right to freedom of religion violates the Constitution and laws of the United States: Now, therefore, be it

1 Resolved, That the House of Representatives–

(1) condemns bigotry, acts of violence, and intolerance against any religious group, including our friends, neighbors, and citizens of the Islamic faith;

(2) declares that the civil rights and civil liberties of all individuals, including those of the Islamic faith, should be protected;

(3) recognizes that the Quran, the holy book of Islam, as any other holy book of any religion, should be treated with dignity and respect; and

(4) calls upon local, State, and Federal authorities to work to prevent bias-motivated crimes and acts against all individuals, including those of the Islamic faith.

No, sorry Mr. Conyers. We Americans are not falling for it. We love Freedom of Speech. In America, freedom means never having to say you're sorry for submerging a crucifix in a glass of urine, taking a picture of it, and featuring it at your opening at the Museum of Contermporary Art.

The Atlantic Monthly featured a small article recently, about the radical brand of Saudi-funded Wahabbi Islam which is "widespread" in Mosques in the United States:

Saudi Arabia has long been generous to Muslims in America. Not only does the House of Saud supply funding to build mosques in the United States, but it provides a wealth of religious literature to stock those mosques’ libraries and study halls. What does that literature say? Representatives from the human-rights organization Freedom House spent a year sampling Saudi-supplied literature at mosques in major American cities, and encountered a variety of troubling texts.

Among other things, Muslims are urged to avoid befriending Jews and Christians; to treat their time in the United States as they would a trip behind enemy lines; to revile Sufism, Shia, and other non-Wahhabi variants of Islam; to rob and inflict violence on Muslims who engage in homosexual acts; and to kill Muslims who convert to other faiths.

The usual anti-Semitic slurs are recycled (The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, for instance, is treated as a historical document in Saudi-donated textbooks), and many of the publications urge that women be required to wear veils and banned from various jobs. The report allows that most of these documents were supplied in the 1980s and 1990s, and that the government of Saudi Arabia claims to be “updating” its books and study materials. But the researchers add that the titles in question remain “widespread and plentiful” in the United States, and continue to be used in the education of Muslims here.

Think about that; literature spread in houses of worship says to "kill" Muslims who leave the faith, to beat and rob homosexuals, and to hate the Jews because they are plotting to take over the world.

What kind of religion is this that we have allowed to grow and fester under our noses?

If such literature were found in a Christian church - a single Christian church - can you imagine the uproar?