Taqiyya is an Islamic term used to grant permission for the individual to be exempt from any ethical or moral restraint from lying thus permitting a person to boldly and frequently lie for the advancement of Islam and Islamic principles. It is with much regret that I must admit that lying seems to have become part of the political process. This is a reality that must cause our Founding Fathers to roll over in their graves. But our present administration seems to have taken lying and has turned it into an art form. As I listen to the various talking heads of our government I see where the truth has become like Silly Putty to be molded and formed into whatever shape is deemed necessary at that present time and for current events. In order to justify making a trade agreement for Bowe Bergdahl with the Taliban government media preventatives simply stop calling them terrorists and thus is able to remain within the standing of ‘never negotiating with terrorists’. Does history simply disappear to the political talking heads? I seem to remember countless acts of terrorism done by the Taliban and Al qaeda. The radical Islamic ‘religious’ group referred to as the Taliban butchered, mutilated, and did unspeakable atrocities in the name of Islam. Yet our leadership has the gall to say they are not a terrorist group? I happen to remember them being formally referred to as a terrorist organization by others. Or is there a difference that a group is able to perform acts of terrorism yet not be a terrorist organization? At what point does truth die?
If you remember the first Gulf War it is easy to remember ‘Baghdad Bob’. His ability to hold on to truth was like being able to catch a greased pig. Baghdad Bob was especially known for his denial of any American tanks in Iraq or Baghdad while the sounds of their engines were able to be heard in the background. Has anyone else noticed how our government is the only government IN THE WORLD that does not refer to ISIS as a form or branch of Islam? Our government is able to put Baghdad Bob to shame in the way they are able to bend truth and outright lie in order to protect Islam. Their rational is that since those doing terrorist acts are not behaving according to how a follower of Islam is supposed to act then therefore they are not Islam and should not be called Islamic. Our government is now the religion police. If they are screaming that what they are doing is being done in the name of allah, quoting the koran while performing their actions of terrorism, and calling themselves by the name Islam; they are ISLAMIC whether or not our government want to agree.
Our present government has taken lying and has elevated it to never before seen new heights. Government leaders are supposed to be men of trust and honor. I know those are old fashion terms that seem to no longer matter in politics. Has our governmental system so abandoned the principles set forth by our Fore Fathers that honor and integrity no longer are characteristics sought by those elected by the people to lead? It is now common place for the politicians to openly lie to the people to protect and promote their individual party. Now it is common place for our President and his talking heads to openly lie and twist the truth in order to protect Islam. When does it become too much? At what time do people become required to be accountable for their actions? I am proud to be an American because of the deep character of our Founding Fathers and the sacrifices they willingly made to build this nation. I am ashamed of our government because too many have completely abandoned all principles set forth by those Founding Fathers in order to pursue and keep power, wealth and influence.
If I am to condemn our elected leaders I must also condemn those who keep electing them. Too many people elect people to lead simply because of promises they make to grant benefits. People seldom seem to vote according to principles but vote according to what they are able to get from the politician. Promises are made during campaigning and promises are broken once they get in office. No one seems to be held accountable for not keeping their word and they get re-elected and keep promising more. I do not know the answer. All I know is that the cycle must stop if America is to continue. I do know that the answer must come from the people because I doubt most highly it will ever come from the politicians. We must stop voting because of our wallets and what might make our wallets fatter and start voting according to character and principles. In the old days a politician who promised to make your wallet fatter was referred to as ‘buying votes’. Now it just seems to be called ‘spreading the wealth’.
If the system is ever to reform it must start with the people. If good people are to be placed into leadership and corrupt ones are to be removed it must start with the people choosing to elect good people and not people who simply say what people want to hear. People of character must be willing to confront people of power. People who value accountability must be willing to hold people of office accountable. The people must find their voice again. I am foolish enough to believe that the spirit of people like Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington is still able to be heard if people of today are willing to speak and demand truth in politics. WE THE PEOPLE WILL NOT REQUEST TRUTH; WE THE PEPOLE WILL DEMAND TRUTH! WE THE PEOPLE WILL NOT REQUEST CHARACTER; WE THE PEOPLE WILL DEMAND CHARACTER! WE THE PEOPLE WILL NOT REQUEST THAT OUR LEADERS BE PEOPLE OF INTRIGITY; WE THE PEOPLE WILL DEMAND OUR LEADERS BE PEOPLE OF INTRIGITY!
I have heard many people ask what the problem was with the idea that Obama refuses to say the words ‘radical Islamic extremists’. I expect this question from sources of the Obama protectorate such as MSNBC. But on Fox News which is typically I heard the same construct echoes by one of their newscasters Shepard Smith. There is a problem with our Commander and Chief not being specific in the target of our military actions. What Obama likes to say is that the acts have been an act of terror. Unfortunate that is not specific. There are many types of terror and terrorists. There are the eco-terrorists who burn down houses and construction that they feel is too elaborate and would leave too large of a ‘carbon footprint’. There are those who want to change how our food is produced which leaves some to promote them as pioneers against an upcoming famine and world hunger and others to call them bio-terrorists because they are using chemicals in the production of what we eat. Greenpeace may be seen as an eco-terrorist as they drive large spikes into trees so that when the logger’s chainsaw hits them it runs a danger of breaking the blade and of severely cutting the logger. Sea Shepard may be seen as a terrorists group as they are throwing bottles and canisters on the decks of whaling ships and fowling up propellers forcing someone to have to risk their lives to get their ship running again. The IRS may be seen as a source of financial terrorisms as certain ones in the present administration has used them to calling in certain opponents to the President for random and consistent audits. The list can go on. An act of terror includes everything from bombing a plane to being called into the Principal’s office. It is any act that produces fear or a sense of a terrified emotional state. But America is not bombing the IRS, Principal’s office or Greenpeace. America is bombing ISIS which has identified itself as a radical Islamic extremist terrorist organization.
If some of the wars in the past have taught us anything it is that there must be a specified enemy. There is also no need to get caught up in technicalities. Any time we are bombing someone and they are shooting or bombing us, we are at war. But we cannot be effective unless the enemy is identified. We are bombing ISIS today and tomorrow ISIS changes its name which is common amongst those nut-job groups. Are we still at war with the same principle we were at war with earlier? What are we at war? What are we fighting? Our President needs to stop being politically correct with the Muslims and playing for votes and start being serious with the American people. His playing around with words is able to cost American lives. America is already questioned by other global leaders by its lack of focus regarding our military actions. Calling things by their name such as ‘radical Islamic extremists’ is not a conservative or Republican thing. It is simply focusing the direction upon the correct enemy. No productive action can ever be taken without a distinct target. Those who are going to fight deserve the right to have a distinct answer to the question ‘why are we fighting and who are we fighting’.
There must be serious questions raised regarding the avoidance of this phrase when even the leaders of some Muslims countries call out ISIS and those who attacked France as radical Islamic extremists. Why is our President more loyal to these groups and not wanting to ‘insult’ them than the leaders of the Muslims countries? Why is it that other Muslim countries have labeled the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization while our President has appointed many members of that organization to sensitive positions in our nation? I do not fault anyone for wanting to be close to their brothers but I do question Obama’s close relationship to his brother who is a leader in the Muslim Brotherhood while we are at war with a radical Islamic extremist organization such as ISIS.
As I have stated previously in my writing, I do not care what religion a person choses to follow. That is personally up to the individual. I may or may not agree with that religion but that is none of my business. Our Constitution permits freedom of religion. I know what Obama has stated regarding religion in the past but actions and associations all prove of his Islamic leanings. If Obama wants to be a Muslim that is his business but it becomes my business when it interferes with his job as President and my nation’s security. Obama’s warm comments from and association with people such as his brother who is high up in the Muslim Brotherhood and people such as Louis Farrakhan a leader in the Nation of Islam in America are indicators of his Islamic faith. According the Islamic law, anyone who was a Muslim and has defected is worthy of death. This law is not placed to the side just because someone may be family or friend. Actually the Islamic law prohibits being friends with a non-Muslim. This definitely would have prohibited Farrakhan from calling Obama the Messiah as he so openly did when he was first elected.
Our nation deserves leadership. Our military deserves focus. Our servicemen and women deserve answers as to why they are supposed to be willing to kill and die. There is more to a term or phrase than simply echoing words someone else might have written down in a speech. Words have meaning. Words have power. Words have passion and drive. Words provide focus and direction. Yes, Mr. President, words do matter. We are fighting against RADICAL ISLAMIC EXTREMIST TERRORISTS!
Maxine Waters recently made the comment that Americans are bigots for opposing Sharia law. Granted this was Maxine Davis and it fits right in with some of the other unique statements she has made such as calling Republicans demons and how the sequester will cost 170,000,000 jobs. I really think there should be an IQ test as prerequisite for holding government office. But the idea of Sharia law might have a few wondering just what it might include. A person would have to have been living under a rock to believe that Sharia law is actually a good thing but for any rock dwellers there may be I have created a simple to understand Sharia law for dummies.
According to the Sharia law:
-Criticizing or denying any part of the koran is punishable by death.
-Criticizing or denying Muhammad is a prophet is punishable by death. Criticizing or denying Allah 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 of age
-Girls’ clitoris should be cut per Muhammad
-A woman can have 1 husband, but a man can have up to 4 wives
-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
-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 and processed as per Halal
-Muslims should engage in Taqiyya and lie to non-Muslims to advance Islam.
-Theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand
-Homosexuals are to be killed
-Women are stoned or flogged for being seen with a male other than her husband.
(sounds like someone likes to use the word death a lot)
Sharia law sounds like one of those things that might be good for men but not for a woman. It sounds like it might stifle simple things such as free speech and the National Endowment for the Arts would need to make sure that they never do against Islam what they love to do against Christianity such as their depicting of Christ being urinated upon. And lest we forget the joys of the fashion police which are able to patrol the streets to make sure those women are covered properly. Forget the beaches unless you like seeing a woman in a head scarf and a bathing suit that would make the Roaring 20’s look risqué. Adding to the mix that the simple act of Taqiyya means you really never know if or when a Muslims is lying or telling the truth because they are permitted to lie in order to advance the cause of Islam. (Seems like we have seen enough of that one already.) There would be no more pulled pork sandwiches and say goodbye to bacon! (those are fighting words). If you go to a baseball games you can kiss goodbye to your hotdog. Beer and all forms of liquor are forbidden. That hidden magazine under your mattress (to the young males out there) can get you flogged or worse. There will be no other church but the Mosque. You will never speak out against the Mosque or anything related to Islam (Having been a pastor I know how much they love to have Pastor for lunch and that does not mean invited over to eat. It means they chew up the pastor during lunch.) Slavery is not only approved but encouraged if the to be slave is a non-Muslim. Beheading is the approved methodology for killing your enemy in that Mohammad wrote about striking your enemy’s neck.
Anyone who wants to say that Sharia law is a good thing is ignorant of Sharia law. Politicians who support this idea are selling America for the sake of political correctness. But there is nothing correct, politically or otherwise about Sharia law. Even many Muslims do not want Sharia law because they prefer the Constitution. Sharia law and the Constitution cannot co-exist since they contradict each other. There cannot be two laws, the Constitution which is supposed to be the highest law of the land, and Sharia law in the same country. If any politician is stupid enough to think that there can be both at the same time have no idea as to what they are saying. They would destroy each other and the nation along with it.
If Sharia law is ever permitted in America it would destroy America and enslave its people. Sharia law is as anti-American as can ever be imagined. People like Ms. Waters would not survive under Sharia law and neither would most of Congress. Before people start promoting Sharia law they need to know Sharia law and know what they are saying. Sharia law is neither wanted nor needed in America. We already have a set of laws and those are complicated enough.
America is under threat. There are places like ‘Islamberg’ in New York where the radical Muslims think they own the town and that it is only for Muslims. Last count there was more Muslims in Michigan than anywhere else in the US. Areas of Arizona are off limits to American citizens due to cartel and human trafficking. Ranchers have described areas of the southern border as a war zone where firefights between ranchers and illegals are not uncommon. ISIS and other Islamic nut-jobs have training camps throughout the US. Mexican gangs terrorize many areas along the West coast and the southwestern portions of the US. Radical blacks such as the Black Panthers are claiming to patrol their streets with fully automatic weapons. Our nation has been permitted to descend into a state where good people are threatened in their own homes. More rights seem to be granted to the criminal. The President wants terrorists tried in civilian court where the lenient criminal laws would apply. Terrorists who go to fight for ISIS are permitted to return back to the States thanks to the Democrats who refused to vote to revoke their passports. Police are under threat thanks to people such as this administration, Al Sharpton, Eric Holder and Bill De Blasio.
Now more than ever America needs its second amendment and the right to bear arms. People such as ISIS evidently do not fear our government. Our government has been a major international joke when it comes to groups such as the radical Islamic terrorists. I do not know too many who would fear our present administration except for law abiding citizens. But these groups which want to threaten America and the American way of life should fear the people of America. This administration has proven itself to be as beneficial in protecting the American citizen as a rained on potato chip. It was the armed citizen that made Japan think twice before attacking the mainland. It will be the armed citizen that will protect America again. Anyone who wants to get on their soap box and scream how evil guns are and how they need to be regulated, registered and removed have not only shown their total ignorance but should be investigated for treason. Any movement to disarm the American citizen in this present age and time is an act against the safety and security of the nation. This, last I knew, was a definition of treason. It does not matter if they are a so called movie star or some hypocritical billionaire with their own armed security force; they are guilty of treason against the American people. What do these idiots think they are going to do when these negative forces actually try to take America? If they think that it will never happen they need to first read history and then pull their heads out of their proverbial butts. Nation after nation historically has had the view of everything is fine, the government will protect you and there is no need to fear. This utopic view of naivety never ended well for that nation nor its people. It is an armed populous that will be the final protecting line for a nation. Regardless who the assault is by, it will be the good patriots of his nation that will defend it. Any government that promises to take care of all your needs can also remove all your privileges. It does not take much to remember the slaughter in France by the Islamic terrorist. These are the same Islamic radicals we have in our country in spite as to what our government wants to call them. Everyday there is an increasing list of homegrown terrorists who are having their plans thwarted. Keep in mind that the police agencies have to be lucky every time but it only takes a terrorists being able to be lucky one time for there to be blood in our streets.
Anti-gun laws and proponents need to be opposed and revoked. Anti-gun spokespersons need to be silenced by the masses that are sitting back and, while disagreeing, are saying nothing. The voices of these people who want to strip the ability and the right for self-protection out of the hands of the common person will lead this nation into ruin. This is not the ramblings of a conspiracy nut. This is simply fact based in history. If we do not learn from history we will be doomed to repeat it.
In the court of public impression and presentation I find these two religions interesting in their comparisons and contrasts. In many ways they are much alike. The primary ways in which they are different is the manner in which they express themselves to the public.
Muslims and Jews both have dietary restrictions as per their religions. Neither eats pork or pork products. Both require items that are prepared in a particular manner. One is halal and the other is kosher. Neither celebrates Christmas nor traditionally see Jesus Christ as the Savior of mankind. Both have a sacred scripture where one as the Koran and the Torah. These are just some of the most cursorily similarities in their religions. Both believe they are correct in their interpretation of the Holy Writ and are following the instructions of God or Allah.
What I find most different is the manner in which they address their particular aspects of their faiths. Recently there are events in the news where the Muslims are demanding that food banks have halal produced foods. Particular restaurants that serve pork or pork products have come under extreme fire by the Muslims to change or remove those offensive items from their menus. On the other side of the issue I find that if the Jews do not find what meets the dietary requirements of their religion instead of demanding that others change to please them they make those items available to the members of their communities themselves. They seem more determined to be self-sufficient to their unique aspects rather than to demand that outsiders supply for their needs and demands. Restaurants that serve items found offensive to the Jew simply are not purchased nor consumed. The restaurant is left alone permitting it to operate as an independent business as the owner desires.
Another point of difference between the Muslim and the Jew is how they approach the public schools. The Muslim communities have been demanding that the public school cease to celebrate Christmas in that it offense the Muslim and is contrary to their beliefs. Contrarily the Jew has found that they simply do not have to take part in things they find in contradiction to their beliefs while permitting those who believe in Christmas to continue to enjoy their season. I have yet to read about Jews throwing rocks at Christians as they are leaving a church service. I have yet to read about Jews killing people because they spoke negatively against the Torah. I have yet to see Jews behead anyone because they refuse to turn to Judaism. What I find is a great deal of demanding done by the Muslims while I see a great deal of tolerance by the Jews. The Muslims claim they are a religion of peace. Likewise, according to many teachings by the Muslims the Jews do not have a reason to exist and needs to be removed from the face of the earth. What I see verses what is said, the Muslims appear to be the religion of war and conflict while the Jew seems to be the religion of peace and tolerance.
If the Muslim does not like this impression or opinion of their faith then they need to start being active in portraying it in a different manner. If they do not want to be seen as the religion or war and conflict then they must step out from among the chaos and speak out against those who wish to insult Islam by their actions. It is not the ‘infidel’ that insults Islam. It is those within Islam which insults Islam. It is those who claim to be part of the religion of peace yet keep demanding that everyone stop their way of life and bow to what they want and need. It is those who demand that their way becomes the ways of all instead of allowing the same freedom of religion which they demand. If the Muslims want to be half the religion of peace that the Jews have presented themselves as being through the years they need to start speaking out against the hatred and killing which is being done in the name of their Allah and start emulating peace and tolerance for others.