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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Anxiety Disorder?

by Sam Huntington

CNN recently reported that British authorities have made a tenth arrest in last weeks murder and decapitation of an off-duty soldier. The suspect was taken into custody on the basis of a suspicion of a conspiracy to commit murder … which is not exactly the same thing as being arrested for daring to have an opinion in England these days, but very close.

What struck me as interesting, however, was how the news media today do not simply confine themselves to reporting the news, but they must also help us to define it, in our own minds, as if we aren’t capable of connecting the dots without outside assistance. For example, CNN reported, in part, “As concerns about rising Islamophobia in Britain grew amid anti-Muslim protests and attacks targeting mosques …”

Islamophobia? Really?

Islamophobia is an irrational fear of things Moslem. What is irrational about fearing people who, in a single instant, could shove a knife into your chest, and then, as you fall to the ground, slice off your head? Off-hand, given recent news stories involving the Moslem community in Britain, it would seem quite rational to give wide birth to any Moslem observed on the street.

It isn’t as if the British people weren’t warned about rivers of blood, is it? And of course, this makes the denial of a citizens’ right of self-defense all the more extraordinary. Maybe there would not be such “irrational fears” if the people were entitled to protect themselves, and their property.

22 comments:

  1. There may indeed be rivers of blood. Things in the UK are turning even uglier -- in this case because some people are challenging the narrative about Islam.

    Excerpt from Anonymous-linked groups publish EDL supporters' personal information:

    Individuals claiming to be part of international hacktivist group Anonymous have published phone numbers and addresses for supporters of the English Defence League (EDL) as part of what they said was the first phase of a campaign to destroy the far-right street protest movement.

    An audio statement posted on YouTube on Tuesday in the name of Anonymous UK accused the EDL of using the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby to spread a campaign of hate and bigotry and said that it would begin a "systematic and comprehensive decimation [sic]" of the group.

    A list of what were said to be mobile phone numbers for senior named EDL figures were published online on Tuesday evening along with addresses of what were said to be donors to the far-right group.

    Twitter accounts also re-published leaked details of hundreds of names and addresses linked to the EDL which were circulated on the web in 2010 after hackers broke in to one of the organisation's websites, prompting it to warn members of the potential for reprisals....


    The video is HERE.

    Now, I have some reservations about the EDL. However, when people feel threatened and see the beheading of a UK soldier in the streets of London, the pendulum swings hard. Survival is a strong instinct.

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  2. Today in the Daily Mail:

    Police rush to home of hate preacher Anjem Choudary to protect him and his family after threats as he blames Cameron's 'crusade' for 'turning young Muslims to terror'

    And Choudary's reaction?

    Choudary today blames police and security services for terror threats

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  3. Excerpt from Speak Your Mind about Islam Day, Thursday, June 6, 2013 by Citizen Warrior:

    ...In response to the British government’s attempts to suppress free speech, we wish to declare Thursday, June 6th, 2013 “Speak Your Mind About Islam Day”. June 6th is a day of great significance for the free peoples of the world....

    More at the above link.

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  4. That PC crap about Islamaphobia is both old and idiotic. Look, I know the West just wants peace, especially since we are suppose to be advanced and not barbaric, and mistrust is often a sign of barbarism... BUT... peace is impossible in this world.

    No, not just because the Moslems are Stone Age-Middle Age in civilization. But because they don't want peace. Nor does the Middle East. They want to conquer, like they did twice before. Ya, I learned the non-PC version of history. The Moslems have invaded and conquered (in part at least) Europe twice now. The last time led to the Crusades. This time, if we don't fight, we will be run over... again.

    These guys can't be trusted as a whole. Maybe individual pieces can, but too many of them really don't want peace, and thus expecting them to act peacefully is idiotic.

    But what to do. We all abhor the Spanish Inquisition, a movement specifically designed to get rid of Moslems in Spain. That didn't end well, in history or otherwise. Just trying to kick out a religious group doesn't work well- if at all. Nor does targeting an ethnic group, or really, we become no better than the ones we despise. 'He who fights monsters...'

    So what then? Well, not what Europe (and the US) are doing, which is sticking their heads in the sand. We do need to recognize that these guys can be a threat, and many are. What we DO with that, I don't know. There doesn't seem to be a good answer to be found.

    -Wildstar

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  5. A truly decent person would feel bitterly ashamed to let him or her self be associated with this atrocious political movement that falses bills itself as a religion.

    ISLAM is NOT a RELIGION. IT is a SUBVERSION.


    DIDADIN!

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  6. Well, you may be a hate-filled asshole, Sam, and I sincerely think you are, but at least you see Islam for what it is. Just proves there's a little good in the worst of us.

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  7. Now we can understand why the British diaspora continues. Presently, there are close to a million and a half British citizens living in Canada and the United States. They come here for freedom … as before. Not to escape the tyranny of monarchy, but rather the tyranny of pro-Islamic bureaucracy. Sadly, all the world’s best hidey-holes are drying up and given the present pro-Mohammedan administration of Hussein of America, we will soon face a similar situation here. And, as Sam points out, it will be our entire fault –Islamophobes that we are.

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  8. A friend suggested that the US should first take out the nuclear capability of Iran and then arm both the Sunnis and the Shhites and let them go at each other for the next fifty years. Maybe my friend has a point.

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  9. "These guys can't be trusted as a whole. Maybe individual pieces can,"

    Maybe but which "pieces" are you refering to? Because it is IMPOSSIBLE to predict which one of those 'bed bugs' will go crazy next it is IMPOSSIBLE to trust any of them!

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  10. The Brits used to joke about the Irish: “Ireland's number one export is the Irish.” We can hear a few “ha has” and “humph, ahhhemmms” in the background.

    Well, for quite a few years now, the Brits have been clawing at each other’s back to leave their fair island. And the government still has no clue.

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  11. "PROMOHAMMEDAN"

    Thanks, Mustang, for suggesting another provocative neologism.

    We're in dire need of fresh new ways to ridicule, rebuke and revile the vilest of the vile.

    DIDADIN!

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  12. Sheesh: Guantanamo guard converts to Islam, demands release of detainees.

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  13. @Jon Yes, I know that. But I actually know a Muslim that isn't insane- granted, a bit annoying at times, but not insane. That was more my point. Some are just passive. Some stay that way, other don't. I know its impossible to predict when or if they go crazy, but some are, currently, innocent.

    -Wildstar

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  14. As far as I’m concerned, Terry Abu Holdbrooks can pursue whatever religion he wants. It doesn’t speak very well to his common sense, and it certainly does make him “un-American,” and I suppose it could make him a traitor if he ever took an oath to the Constitution of the United States and now renounces it … but religion is a matter of personal choice. I honestly don’t understand why it is even a worthy item in the Daily News, do you?

    Jon is right. There are no trustworthy muslims. None. If there were, they wouldn’t be muslim.

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  15. He [Terry Holdbrooks Jr.] was honorably discharged from the Army in October 2005 for “generalized personality disorder.”

    As a teenager, Holdbrooks had searched for truths in several different religions. He came to Guantanamo convinced that all monotheistic religions were evil.

    The faith lives of the detainees seemed to be proof that the instruction manual could work.

    End quote from article.

    Yes, they were terrorists, taken off the battle field after killing Americans, their faith and lives were proof that the instruction manual (the koran) could work.


    Debbie
    Right Truth
    http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

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  16. One of the failures of the American Revolution is that we did not tap our vast resources to move towards liberating the British Isles from the English.

    And so, we stand back amazed that people who save for their weird accents damned near speak perfect American are otherwise content to pay a licensing fee to operate a television set to hear what their government wants them to think.

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  17. I’m not sure I understand this because there are people in my country who belong to a Vodou cult. We don’t think of these people as very religious. In many ways, Vodou is just like Islam. So my question is, why can’t these vodouists come to America, offer human sacrifices to their gods, become members of the congress, become presidential advisors, start student associations, and infiltrate prisons masquerading as chaplains? It seems that my poor friends back home are being discriminated against. The vodouists can help rebuild the Democratic Party by creating more zombies. I find all this discrimination is depressing. Can I sue?

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  18. Wildstar,
    I have known similar individuals. One that I know of "became radicalized" upon resuming regular attendance at a Wahhabist mosque.

    Two or three questions sometimes provide clues as to just how "radical" a Moslem is.

    Ask the following, for starters:

    1. "Do you recognize Israel's right to exist as a nation?"

    2. "Should shari'a law supersede Constitutional law?"

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  19. Wildstar,
    I call your attention to specific details about shari'a law:

    • Theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand.
    • Criticizing or denying any part of the Quran is punishable by death.
    • Criticizing or denying Muhammad is a prophet is punishable by death.
    • Criticizing or denying Allah, the moon god of Islam is punishable by death.
    • A Muslim who becomes a non-Muslim is punishable by death.
    • A non-Muslim who leads a Muslim away from Islam is punishable by death.
    • A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death.
    • A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old.
    • Girls' clitoris should be cut (per Muhammad's words in Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 5251).
    • A woman can have 1 husband, but a man can have up to 4 wives; Muhammad can have more.
    • A man can unilaterally divorce his wife but a woman needs her husband's consent to divorce.
    • A man can beat his wife for insubordination.
    • Testimonies of four male witnesses are required to prove rape against a woman.
    • A woman who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).
    • A woman's testimony in court, allowed only in property cases, carries half the weight of a man's.
    • A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits.
    • A woman cannot drive a car, as it leads to fitnah (upheaval).
    • A woman cannot speak alone to a man who is not her husband or relative.
    • Meat to be eaten must come from animals that have been sacrificed to Allah - i.e., be Halal.
    • Muslims should engage in Taqiyya and lie to non-Muslims to advance Islam.
    • The list goes on.


    Shari'a means "the way." Muslims are not supposed to pick and choose from the list but rather to observe all of the above.

    Americans are going to have to decide if shari'a law is compatible with our Constitution. I say not, but it will not be up to my generation to make that decision for your generation.

    Also, beware of "boiling the frog." You know what I mean, I'm sure.

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  20. The following four links are to a four segments of the Bill Bennett show from Thursday regarding Islam, to be summed up as "Islam Is as Islam Does"
    You will find it refreshing.
    I am not a caller in any of these.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/41339180/Islam%20is%20as%20Islam%20Does/Bill%20Bennett%20WAAM%202a.mp3
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/41339180/Islam%20is%20as%20Islam%20Does/Bill%20Bennett%20WAAM%202b.mp3
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/41339180/Islam%20is%20as%20Islam%20Does/Bill%20Bennett%20WAAM%202c.mp3
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/41339180/Islam%20is%20as%20Islam%20Does/Bill%20Bennett%20WAAM%202d.mp3

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  21. what is irrational, indeed. Good call, Sam.

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