Saturday, February 16, 2008

Betrayal Of The Clerics


From JAR at The Midnight Sun:


Betrayal of the Clerics

February 17th, 2008 by JAR

The world in which we live in, is to a large measure, basically the construct of the Western mind; this is not to say that individuals or even collectives of other groups of people have not contributed, in some small measure, but their contribution is exactly that, in some small measure. The comforts we are surrounded by, the medical advances which grant us healthier, more pain free, and longer lives, the philosophies which bore the ripe fruit of free speech, and its consequent benefits of the rights and freedoms for each and every one of us are entirely derived from Western thought. The creation and accumulation of wealth, which is derived from the Western model, which has raised the standard of living, not just for Westerners, but for untold millions of individuals of other nations, is traced back by descent, directly to the Industrial Revolution, that one great revolution in world history, which has had a more profound and beneficial affect upon humanity than all others combined and yet was not heralded by a grand bloodletting, as in almost all other revolutions, so beloved of academia.

Indeed, it is at one and the same time, interesting and revealing that academia reviles the Industrial Revolution with an irrational loathing, so divorced from reason and logic. It is no accident that the new faith of Global Warming originates and is sustained by many of the academic community. It becomes more apparent by the unfolding of daily events that our so called intellectual betters, are nothing of the sort, but are in actual fact just highly opinionated and vocal petitioners of their own preferred faiths.

The fact that the Western philosophy is the most dominant one on the planet is entirely to do with its ability to grant economic and social blessings to multitudes. Its inherent failings, beside its tendency to excuse shallow thinking as a moral virtue, its emphasis on convenience and economy, belie its great virtues in that it alone has been the engine which has raised the standard of living for much of the population of the planet.

The one aspect of Islamic thought that I am indeed inclined to agree with, is that Western leadership is corrupt to the core, and never more so than in the halls of academia, which the forces of Islam have so easily exposed at the mere cost of 30 pieces of silver.
It is enlightening how eloquently the allusions of the bible are mimicked by the actions of the modern day white’d sepulchers .


That it should be unnecessary to state the above comments, one would think was obvious, but with each unfolding day it becomes apparent that humanity has lost its way, that fear and irrationality are the driving force of much of our world, indeed a fear that lies hidden behind smooth words and a fraudulent compassion, but fear it most assuredly is, for when a high churchman can blather on about ceding rights and privileges to an alien and hostile creed within our homes, and although is excoriated by many, is also defended by many for his open mindedness and inclusive compassion, so open minded in fact that the man’s mind fell out in its entirety, for not only was the archdhimmi granting legitimacy to a faith which is totally antithetical to his own professed belief, but also in those same actions is betraying the very institution he is supposed to be leading…some high churchman, some leader of the flock!

A seemingly overlooked aspect of the archbishops premise continues to be left unsaid, let us point out to those unaware the essential, very important point; where sharia law is instituted, it is to be administered and adjudicated solely by fellow muslims, there can be no non-muslims in the hierarchical structure of anything to do with sharia law. So those apologists who grant credence to the argument are excluded from any further part in the discussion and direction upon the granting of legitimacy of such a parallel right for sharia law within the Western polity.


Go read the whole thing.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sarkozy
Would Refuse
To Meet With
Any World Leader
Who Doesn't
Recognize Israel


From YNET News, viz Mark Alexander:


YNET NEWS: French president tells Jewish community in Paris he would refuse to greet any world leader who refused to recognize Israel

PARIS - French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday he would refuse to greet any world leader who refused to recognize Israel -- a remark apparently ruling out any face-to-face meetings with Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Sarkozy made the off-the-cuff remark in a speech to the French-Jewish community in which he reaffirmed his strong support for international sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear program.

"I won't shake hands with people who refuse to recognize Israel," Sarkozy declared at an annual event hosted by the Representative Council of Jewish Organizations in France (CRIF).

Sarkozy attacks Iran for its stance on Israel >>> Ynet and Reuters

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Always
"Never Again"


It's never over, as my friend Epaminondas says:


Wolniewicz exhorted Poles to defend themselves, saying "The Jews are attacking us! We need to defend ourselves." The professor was joined by 91-year-old Bishop Albin Malysiak in his call for Poles to protect their "nearest and dearest". An anti-Semitic professor ranted against "the kikes" Sunday in a rousing speech to an overflow standing room-only crowd of approximately 1,000 people at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Warsaw.


The event, which was heavily promoted in the Polish capital, ended with a question-and-answer period in which participants were strongly urged to "get organized."


No, not 1938, today.


A Jewish woman and her Orthodox son were the victims of an anti-Semitic attack in Melbourne. Ester Weiss, 54, and her son, Sharon, were punched in the head by two youths who hurled anti-Semitic abuse at them. The attack took place in a Jewishly populated area. Weiss said the assailants also threw her son's yarmulke away. Police are seeking the two youths


Last month.


Three attacks in the last two weeks, including a raid on a synagogue and desecration of a memorial to Holocaust victims, were reported by Russia's Jewish community on Thursday.
In Ulyanovsk, a group of about a dozen young men painted swastikas Tuesday on the walls of a synagogue and cursed at members inside, the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia said.
In Volgograd, anti-Semitic slogans were scrawled on a memorial to Holocaust victims Sunday, the group said.


Last week, several young men burst into a synagogue in Nizhny Novgorod, throwing religious books out a window and beating up a security guard, it said. All three cities are in western Russia.


The federation said it was concerned about the rise in attacks targeting Jews, calling it part of "a recent surge in anti-Semitic manifestations" in Russia.


All this year.

The Caulfield Hebrew Congregation, one of the city's largest synagogues, was daubed with swastikas last weekend. Vandals also painted swastikas on a kosher restaurant, and Melbourne's best-known bagel bakery, Glick's, had its front window smashed, the Australian Jewish News reported Thursday. The police are unwilling to link the vandalism at this stage, however, and have not confirmed that the attack on Glick's, which has suffered several similar attacks in the past six months,was anti-Semitic. Neither the bakery nor the synagogue has closed-circuit TV, although spokespeople for both said they would consider upgrading their security.


This year.


January: Brazilian singer, Nana Caymmi, made blatantly ant-Semitic remarks during a recent interview. Caymmi is one of Brazil's most popular singers, and daughter to Dorival Caymmi, one of the country's foremost composers. In an interview with British publication Queen Magazine, Caymmi was asked about her son's long battle with drug addiction. The singer stated that "it is pure hell. You cannot imagine the drama I live with. I constantly ask myself why I need suffer so. I am not Jewish, I did not crucify Jesus."


Last month.


Two people were wounded in a stone-throwing attack in London on Holocaust Memorial Day, according to British media outlets. The two were part of a tour group visiting former Jewish sites in London's East End. One of the victims suffered a deep cut to her head and was taken to a nearby hospital. Tourists said the perpetrators were four young Muslim members of the area's immigrant community. Local police said they were investigating the incident as a hate crime.


Last month.


A group of youths in central Berlin shouted anti-Semitic slurs and set a dog on five students who were leaving a Jewish school yesterday, according to police. Two main suspects, age 27 and 31, were to appear in court today after police arrested four ``punks'' following the incident, police spokesman Klaus Schubert said. The students, age 15 to 17, were leaving their school on Grosse Hamburger Strasse in Berlin's Mitte district at around 2:45 p.m. local time. As the students approached a nearby corner, the suspects began shouting anti-Semitic words and had a dog chase one of the Jewish students to a local bakery, Schubert said. Witnesses called the police; the students were unhurt.


This month.


Anti-Semites desecrated 24 graves in southern Hungary, the fourth time in the past year that the Kaposvar graveyard has been vandalized. Local Jewish leader Laszlo Rona said that guard dogs may be used to protect the cemetery. Swastikas and arrow-crosses were painted on the tombs, and Stars of David were crossed out with graffiti proclaiming that "our homeland is not to be sold." The same slogan was scrawled on a gravestone in the same cemetery two weeks ago.


January.



  • California: In January, several incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas were discovered in the San Fernando Valley.

  • New Jersey: After nearly 500 headstones at the Poile Zedek Cemetery were found toppled and cracked in early January, police initially said anti-Semitism was not being considered as a factor because they hadn't yet identified a motive or a culprit. A few days later, police said they "misspoke." This is the second time this year that the cemetery was attacked. On New Year's Day, 17 stones were found upended at the cemetery, which is used by Congregation Etz Ahaim in Highland Park and Congregation Poile Zedek in New Brunswick.

  • New York: A swastika and an anti-Semitic message were found scrawled on the side door of a Jewish senior center in Midwood. The markings were found in early January on the Brookdale Senior Citizen Center of Agudath Israel at 817 Avenue H. This is the second anti-Semitic graffiti incident in Brooklyn since the new year began. On Tuesday, Jan. 1, similar graffiti was found on a home on 40th Street in Borough Park. Both neighborhoods have some of the highest populations of Holocaust survivors in New York City.


It is never over. Lesson one.


Never.


UPDATE:


Depraved

Belgian Cafe Throws Out American Tourist with Skullcap (IsraelNN.com)


A Belgian restaurant waiter threw out a 64-year-old American professor because he was wearing a skullcap [kipa], according to the European Jewish Press.


"We are not serving Jews; [get] out of here," the waiter shouted at Marcel Kalmann after he entered the Le Paniel D'Or cafe in the city of Bruges


The tourist went to another cafe, where the owners helped him call the police. A Belgian Jewish newspaper reported that Kalmann said he will lodge a complaint against the restaurant owner and against the police for telling him the incident was not anti-Semitic and that he could not file a complaint in English. Kalmann was born in the Auschwitz death camp three days before it was liberated by Allied troops.


Mini-Muscleman:
The
World's
Smallest
Bodybuilder


From the Daily Mail:


At just 2ft 9in, Indian muscleman Aditya 'Romeo' Dev is the world's smallest bodybuilder.

Pint-sized Romeo is well-known in his hometown of Phagwara, India - for his ability to lift 1.5kg dumbbells - despite his overall 9kg body weight.

Every day, crowds flock to the local gym to the see the mini-muscleman in training.

Unlike many dwarfs, Romeo is well proportioned, with a head circumference of 15in and a chest measurement of 20in.

Romeo said: "I've been training as a bodybuilder for the last two years and by now I think I must be the strongest dwarf in the world.

"I have always been fit but since I started working out, I have become famous for my strength.

"My size has never stopped me. I train with dumbbells and do aerobics and dance. People are always pleased to see me. I have been invited on TV shows and dance on stage."

His trainer Ranjeet Pal spents hours helping his 19-year-old protege build his small muscles to perfection.

"Because of his small size, I don't assign him hard exercises. But Romeo trains more or less the same as anyone else and he's much more determined.

"When he first started, I insisted he did a month of basic exercises like aerobics, push-ups and basic gymnastics to prepare his body.

"After that, I made lightweight dumbbells and taught him basic weight-lifting exercises to shape his biceps and triceps. His size and his weight were taken care of so that he never hurt himself."

Determined Romeo is hoping to have an entertainment career after performing in many local TV shows.

He said: "I earn good money through my dance and bodybuilding shows but being rich doesn't interest me.

"My dream is to travel a lot - I want to perform in London with my idol, Jazzy-B."


Christ Statue
In Rio De Janeiro
Struck By Lightning


The story is here, although it's not that interesting. The pic is cool, though.

Monday, February 11, 2008


Sudan -
Jihad Is
On The March -
Pass
It On


A few months back, one of my Pastors mused, sorrowfully, what can we Christians do about Sudan?

While it is true that evil will always be with us, it is not true that Christians are powerless to help put an end to the suffering. The first step to taking power is to tell oneself the truth. Sadly, I don't think my Pastor really knows the truth.

In the case of Sudan, the truth is, Muslims are waging Jihad against Sudanese Christians, Animists, and Sufi Muslims (Sufism is the most peaceful form of Islam). We hear about Sudan all the time in the media, but we never hear who is killing who, or for what reason.

Here, human rights activist Simon Deng tells us the truth of what is happening in the Sudan:


I wish to open my remarks by expressing my profound gratitude to the International Humanist and Ethical Union, the Association for World Education, and the Association of World Citizens for their invitation to me to address this conference at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. A symposium on "Victims of Jihad" could not be more important or urgent. Let me be very clear: this meeting is addressing the worst evil presently confronting the world. Jihad is on the march across the globe, and the people of the Sudan have experienced its cruelty more than any other group on earth.

It is also fitting, if only in the most blackly comic way, that this conference coincides with the meeting of the 61st Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights, a body whose purpose is to uphold the rights and dignity of all people, and yet it has among its members some of the most inhumane regimes on earth, among them the genocidal slave jihadists of Khartoum.

I thank you for giving me this opportunity to address you, and not only or primarily on my own behalf, but far more importantly on behalf of my people, the Southern Sudanese victims of Islamization, Arabization and enslavement at the hands of the tiny Arab minority in my country. Through my presence here you have given voice to millions of voiceless victims; you have made the invisible visible; you have helped me break the silence that has surrounded the destruction of my people.

My name is Simon Aban Deng. I am from Sudan. I am a Shiluk by tribe. I am a Christian by religion. I belong to a people who have been subjected to mass murder, slavery, systematic rape, religious persecution, enforced starvation, dislocation, exile. We are the victims of genocide, both physical and cultural. We have been targeted for annihilation as human beings and as members of a culture. These miseries did not fall upon us from the sky; we have been and remain the victims of the radical jihadist regime in Khartoum.

The scale of our losses has been enormous in the two genocides perpetrated by the Islamists - two, not one. Starting in 1955, the year before independence was granted by the British, up until 1973, 1.5 million Southern Sudanese Christians were slaughtered by the Arab/Muslim dominated government in Khartoum.

From 1983 until just 3 months ago when a peace treaty was brokered by the United States, we Southern Sudanese lost 2 million more to what Khartoum calls a holy war against the infidels.

Yes, I am an infidel according to their definition. I think many of you are as well.

We black "infidels" in the South, Christians and other non-Muslims, refused to be ruled by Islam, and we refused to be Arabized.

Our only offense was our determination to remain faithful to our religion and to honor our African cultures. For these "crimes" The National Islamic Front regime has committed genocide against us.

Not only has that genocide produced the largest body-count of murdered innocents since the Nazis and the work of Joseph Stalin's followers, but it has also produced the largest population of refugees anywhere on earth since the Second World War.

I am standing before you today, ladies and gentlemen, a victim of Sudanese Arab enslavement in Sudan. I was a slave. I am not ashamed to say it. When I was nine year's old, my village was raided by Arab troops in the pay of Khartoum. As we ran into the bush to escape I watched as childhood friends were shot dead and the old and the weak who were unable to run were burned alive in their huts.

I was abducted and given to an Arab family as a "gift."

A "gift," ladies and gentlemen.

When you look at me, do you see a gift? Do I look like an object or a commodity? I am a human being, a person created in the image of God, a simple truth the jihadists did not and can not recognize.

As a child, I lived as a slave for several years. I was beaten time and time again for no reason at all - even the whim of my "master's" children could produce these beatings. I was subjected to harsh labor and indignities of every sort. A beloved child in my own loving family, I had to become accustomed to sleeping next to the animals and to clean the ground where I slept.

I became accustomed to awakening first in the household to begin my labor, eating the leftovers from the plates of my "master's" and going to sleep last - only after every bit of heavy work had been performed.

I will not dwell on this time in my life. I speak of it because you need to understand that if you take my experience as a child slave and multiply hundreds of thousands of times only then can you begin to understand the nightmare of the African peoples of Sudan at the hands of the jihadists.

While the life of a slave is like hell, there is no shame in being a slave; it is not a choice. There is only shame in being a "master." If any one is to feel shame for the suffering of the people of the Sudan who have lost 3.5 million lives at the hands of a barbarous regime, it is the radical Muslims in Khartoum and their Islamist allies throughout Sudan and across the whole of the Islamic world.

It is important to bear in mind that by definition the African Christians of the Southern Sudan are the victims of jihad Islamism.

The war against us (I should add that the word "war" is misleading because it has not been conventional war we have experienced but a genocidal war of extinction) has been and is being conducted in the name of jihad.

According to the murderers, rapists and slavers - they are engaged in a holy war in the name of Allah.

The Sudanese jihadists have a simple-minded, cruel, binary worldview. If you are not a Muslim you are a khoufar, an infidel, an enemy, a human being with no right to life who may be treated with terrible inhumanity.

The jihadists in Khartoum have a great challenge in Sudan, the Land of the Blacks. Those Arabs and Sudanese who have chosen to be culturally Arab are so comparatively few - and the blacks are so many. Still, they have done their work with great efficiency. They have been well-armed by their friends in the Arab world. They committed genocide against us in the South and they got away with it: the world simply looked away. Now they have turned their attention west, to Darfur. Some are watching; most are not.

When millions of African blacks were being slaughtered and hundreds of thousands of Southern Sudanese children were and are being enslaved, the world was indifferent. Perhaps worst of all - the UN turned its back.

Ladies and gentlemen, there are very painful questions which must be asked, and I will ask them. How long will mass murder, slavery, religious persecution, systematic rape, enforced starvation, and "ethnic and religious cleansing" be allowed to go on? When will those with the power to act to stop these crimes stand up and say enough is enough?

Not long ago - only yesterday in historical terms - after the Nazis slaughtered millions of innocent Jews, the UN was created. At that time, standing on the ashes of the victims of Auschwitz and the other places of torture and mass-murder, the world said, "Never Again." The words seemed to mean something at that time; they seemed filled with purpose and power.

It appeared as though a brave new world was coming into being in which such atrocious evil would never again be permitted by civilized nations. When Pol Pot slaughtered his own people in Cambodia we returned to that phrase and once more said, "Never again." But in Sudan, when 1.5 million were lost in a genocide perpetrated by the Islamists, nobody said anything at all. Then Rwanda came, and even though no one lifted a finger to save the 800,000 so horribly slaughtered, yet again, everybody said "Never Again".

In Sudan, in the second genocide in the South, 2 million were being slaughtered up until two months ago in the name of jihad by the Islamic government in Khartoum. Once more, there was a deathly silence.

When are we going to say "Never Again" with respect to the people of Sudan?

And more to the point, when - at long last - will the international community act on the meaning of those words?

But perhaps this is not the right question. I have begun to think that the right question to ask the so-called civilized world is to stop saying "Never Again" since those words carry no meaning. Why bother repeating the phrase when you know in your heart you do not mean it? That is the question I leave you with today.

If we live in a world in which simple moral understanding is dead, perhaps we should at least have the decency to speak that truth. Lest us bury the empty words. It is an act of indecency to the victims to permit these words to have lost all meaning. Let us bury them along with the bodies of the innocent.

I ask this question as a victim of enslavement in Sudan; I ask it for my fellow Southern Sudanese who are always asking this question. My voice is their voice. We can not stop wondering why no one cares about our fate, why nobody does anything about it. We have been victimized by the Arabs in the name of the ideology of jihad, but no one seems to care. We have endured and are enduring the most systematic destruction of a people since the Nazi Holocaust, but our fate seems largely invisible to the world.

It is very painful to say this, but we Sudanese victims can not avoid uttering the truth, at least among ourselves: we are black, and therefore nobody cares about us. We are the ultimate victims of a global racism that continues even in the new millennium.

We also have the great misfortune to be the victims of Arabs who slaughter and enslave us in the name of jihad. And everyone sitting here surely knows that when it comes to the ideology of jihad, open discourse at the Commission for Human Rights is muted. People refuse to speak the truth because no one wishes to be seen as anti-Islamic, especially not at the UN.

Finally, let me turn to address Muslim believers. Surely you know the enslavement and slaughter of millions of people is evil. Does your religion condone these crimes against humanity? If it does not, why don't you speak up to condemn these crimes, these sins? The genocide and slavery perpetrated by the government of Khartoum is done in the name of the ideology of jihad. Thus, these crimes appear to be committed, by implication, in your name, in the name of the religion you hold sacred.

If you are silent, I can not help but think you condone these crimes against humanity. If any religion, condones mass murder, slavery, religious persecution, systematic rape, forced starvation, and ethnic cleansing, what can be said about the peaceful, beneficent character of that religion?

I speak with an angry voice because I am a victim. I am a victim of the great evil of slavery. I have witnessed the slaughter of my people - the death of 3.5 million innocent human beings created in the image of God. My enslavement, the murder of my people - these crimes were often committed in the name of jihad. Muslims: if you believe your religion does not condone these crimes against humanity, shouldn't you collectively say it is wrong here at the UN?

As a child in Southern Sudan, I witnessed my people being slaughtered with my own eyes; I witnessed young girls and women being raped. As you surely know, the rape of black women in Sudan counts for nothing because the Arab regime of Khartoum sends its soldiers in the field to rape and murder because black African infidels are not judged to be entitled to human rights as defined by the international instruments.

The ideology of jihad places infidels outside the law. No religious authority or system of justice holds the perpetrators responsible because their crimes are a matter of government policy and are sanctioned by the state religion, a religion that pretends to be universal but that slaughters the "other" without mercy.

In the Sudan I witnessed my people who escaped slaughter in the South become refugees. I assume all of you know how the Khartoum government deals with black African refugees: it denies food to the needy, water to the thirsting. To receive humane treatment as a refugee you must become a Muslim. Thus even the system of relief to needy refugees is part of a process of forced conversion.

There are 2-3 million Southern Sudanese refugees in another part of Sudan where they are treated like dogs; they are not even considered citizens because in Sudan citizenship is based on religion, and only Muslims qualify.

The laws relating to citizenship rights place the nation's black African Christians at the bottom, in legal limbo without status or rights.

Muslim men are first-class citizens. The second-class citizens of the Sudan are Arab Muslim men from any other Islamic country, and the third-class citizens are the Arab Muslim women. The infidel Africans of that nation are not considered by jihadists to be full citizens; this despite the fact that nearly 90% of the population is black African.

Let me draw to a close. In conclusion, I repeat the question that never stops troubling me and my fellow Sudanese who have suffered so terribly: how long will the world be silent?

How long will the world let my so-called "infidel" people be slaughtered and enslaved in the name of the ideology of jihad?

How long will the world silence moral judgment in a pointless effort not to offend the murderers and slavers and the supporters of murder and slavery? Is the sacrifice of ethical principle more important than not offending violent jihadists?

While the world watches on the sidelines, the government of Sudan wages its war of jihad against the black African people of the land, the true indigenous people of Sudan, focusing now on Darfur. Because the world has failed to act decisively millions have died, hundreds of thousands have been enslaved, hundreds of thousands have been raped, and millions more have traveled the painful path of exile. To be silent is to condone. The international community must accept responsibility for every evil that it could end yet chooses not to.

I direct these last words principally to the United Nations. Do you stand for all human rights? Do you stand for all human liberties? Do you care about the dignity of all of the people of the world, including those branded by jihadists as infidels? The questions I have asked are repeated every single day by millions of black Sudanese. Can you answer me?

The failure of the United Nations to guarantee the basic rights of the slaves of Sudan and other black African "infidels" is shameful beyond my ability to express.
Thank you very much.