April 28th 2009 01:24:14 PM
Israeli official: Swine flu name offensive
JERUSALEM - The outbreak of swine flu should be renamed “Mexican” influenza in deference to Muslim and Jewish sensitivities over pork, said an Israeli health official Monday.
Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman said the reference to pigs is offensive to both religions and “we should call this Mexican flu and not swine flu,” he told a news conference at a hospital in central Israel.
Both Judaism and Islam consider pigs unclean and forbid the eating of pork products. […]
How desperate does a Jew have to be to look for common ground via common offense with his killers — by picking on a pig?
In response, however, a Muslim health official agreed, saying that the name “swine flu” is indeed offensive to Muslims, particularly since pigs are ancestors of Jews.
Meanwhile, as a Jew I consider the name suggested by Deputy Health Minister Litzman — Mexican flu — equally offensive, since I don’t eat Mexicans.
There’s something absurd about the whole thing, isn’t there? Shouldn’t killer flus have offensive names? They’re offensive things, after all. For example, you could call something “the Hitler flu”, which would also work for Muslims, as they would not find any offense in it at all.
April 23rd 2009 12:49:19 PM
Last month saw an update on one of the ‘not like that’ Albanian brothers convicted of plotting to massacre military personnel at the Ft. Dix army base:
Fort Dix jihad attacker rejects American legal system, calls on judge to convert to Islam (March 21, 2009)
CAMDEN, N.J. - One of the five men convicted in the Fort Dix trial wants to fire his lawyer and waive his right to appeal.
Eljvir Duka (el-VEER’ DOO’-kah) wrote the judge on Thursday that he wants to give up his rights because he rejects the American legal system. He calls it a system of “injustice.”…
It’s Duka’s second letter to the judge in a week. Earlier, he wrote that the judge should convert to Islam. […]
This is the “Elvis” Duka whom my friend Karol knew growing up because he and his brothers were the neighborhood bullies. And as often happens when people can’t get their lives on a straight path, they find Islam — to legitimize their bad-assness and give their criminality a higher purpose. This example of how our friends the Albanians are taking to Islam reminds me to highlight a sentence from a December article by Robert Spencer:
They wanted to burst into Fort Dix and murder as many American soldiers as they could, but it was all a joke, you see: so said Mohamed Younes, president of the American Muslim Union. “I don’t think they actually mean to do anything,” he asserted. “I think they were acting stupid, like they thought the whole thing was a joke. They don’t look like the type of people to do something like this.”
Unfortunately, Associated Press reporter Wayne Parry doesn’t seem to have followed this up by asking Younes exactly what “the type of people to do something like this” actually do look like. It might have been interesting to see a Muslim leader in the United States engage in what could be regarded as “racial profiling.”
So while Muslims everywhere try to point our attention away from Middle Easterners and “Islamic” terrorism, Muslims themselves know there is a “type” that does terrorism — but paint us as bigots for knowing the same.
The December article also mentions the following, ubiquitous warnings to the infidel that come up when Muslims are being prosecuted or when new, potentially effective anti-terror legislation is passed:
A former Muslim chaplain for the U.S. military and Obama delegate to the Democratic National Convention, James Yee, expressed sorrow over the verdicts as well – not because of the potential loss of life at Fort Dix, but because the convictions would ruffle American Muslim feathers: “All of this doesn’t help build trust with the American Muslim community,” he complained, “and that is vital if our law enforcement is going to fight terrorism. If anyone can improve security, it’s our community, but we need to be seen as trusted partners, not potential suspects.”
We hear this a lot from Muslims in the UK in particular, especially when someone actually comes up with a way to pinpoint terrorists-in-the-making. And what they’re saying is this: the “vast majority” of “innocent” Muslims have no stake in preventing terrorism of their own accord, as they do not see themselves as part of the larger society that is being targeted. And so their cooperation needs to be won over — including by not producing effective anti-terror legislation and not convicting caught-red-handed terrorists.
April 21st 2009 12:01:09 PM
This item is from last August, but I simply haven’t had a chance to get to it until now. The “Americans for Bosnia” blog was caught off-guard by the reaction of Balkan Muslims to the controversial book about Muhammad’s eight year-old wife Aisha:
Monday, August 18, 2008
Serbian Muslim Community Commits Act of Stupidity in name of “Tolerance”
Even as Random House caved in to fears of Muslim anger over the planned publication of a novel on Muhammed’s child wife, a Belgrade publisher has taken similar action due to complaints from Serbia’s Muslim community leader:
Serbia Withdraws Book amid Muslim Anger
This is exactly not what is needed; and shame on the leadership of Serbia’s Muslim community for playing up fears of Muslim “anger” and outrage; not only is this a blow against freedom of speech, it only reinforces stereotypes about Islam that nationalists use against normally moderate Slavic Muslims. A very depressing and disheartening episode all around.
I guess waging a war of aggression to steal a chunk of a country and have it be an Islamic state while convincing yourself that you’re the victim of “Serbian aggression” wasn’t too Muslimy either. That was what the normal and moderate Muslims of Bosnia did. So welcome to your own world, Bosnians. You made this bed; now lie in it. (The other kind of “lie”, since you already did a bunch of lying to get here.)
This was an update to the blog:
Well, it appears that the Grand Mufti is happy with the publisher’s decision to cower in the face of religious extremism:
Serbia’s Muslims Hail Withdrawal of Book
This quote was particularly disturbing:
“Zukorlic assessed this was a good opportunity for the people, regardless of their religious beliefs, to point out the fact that there are values which are not subject to marketing and which must not be desecrated.”
Freedom of thought is not possible when some ideas — and yes, some “values” — are considered untouchable and beyond criticism or discussion. This is a bad day for democracy in Serbia and for Islam in the Slavic world.
If you’re Muslim and you believe in freedom of thought, you’re in the wrong religion. That’s coffee, you’re smelling Mister ‘Americans for Bosnia’ Editor.
Here’s a yummy comment under the post, emphasis added:
Srebrenica Genocide [sic] Blog Editor said…
There is nothing wrong with (a novel on) Muhammed’s child wife. She was 8 years old and at that time it was normal to marry a child. One cannot apply 21st century values with stone age moralism. At that time, these types of marriages were normal and common all over the world. If they married, it doesn’t mean they had sex.
Yeah, and if there’s an Entenmann’s chocolate fudge cake sitting in front of me, that doesn’t mean I’m going to eat it.
More happy news from the region that month:
CROATIANS LIVING IN BOSNIA “GO CRAZY” ABOUT GREEN SIDEWALKS IN SARAJEVO
SARAJEVO, Bosnia (August 19,2008) - The non-governmental organization of the Croatians living in Bosnia “the Croatia Libertas NGO” stated yesterday that the decision to paint the sidewalks green in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo is “a pure provocation”.
“This is a message of intolerance and a perfidious scene of ‘ethnic cleansing’ that was preconceived by Bosnians as a way to drive away people of other ethnicities and religions living in Sarajevo,” said NGO President Leo Pločkinić.
Pločkinić said that nowhere in the world were streets and sidewalks painted green, the color traditionally linked with Islam, not even in Tehran.
“It is clear that Sarajevo wants to be a greater Tehran than the capital city of the Islamic Republic of Iran itself,” Pločkinić surmised.
Sarajevo Mayor Semiha Borovac said that painting the sidewalks and streets green is good for the city, simply because the city lacked greenery.
However,Miro Lazović,one of the leaders of the Bosnian Social-Democratic Union, said that this should not be regarded as provocation, and that the move has been misinterpreted.
“The green sidewalks were meant to mark the 14th Sarajevo Film Festival, and in that context I believe that those who draw some other connotations from the green sidewalks have a political agenda of their own,” he said.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Have fun, Croatians. You worked hard to achieve this reality.
April 13th 2009 01:19:50 PM
The Obamas are just a day away from introducing their Portuguese Water Dog “Bo” to the public.
So much for reaching out to the Muslim world!
The Clintons — who have killed at least two dogs — had the right idea on this front.
The Clinton White House showed far greater sensitivity to Muslims when it came to dogs, with Dick Morris saying about Bill, “I’ve never seen that man so much as touch a dog in private.”
This was very Islamic of Clinton, and meanwhile Hillary didn’t like their Arkansas dog Zeke to be in the house, leaving him to roam around the neighborhood impregnating every species that her husband hadn’t. (Until neighbors complained and they finally neutered him.) (Zeke, not Bill.) Then in the White House both Buddy and Socks were kept in the basement when not outside. And now no one has seen or heard from Buddy’s replacement, his nephew Seamus, in six years.
While President Barack Obama is single-handedly destroying America’s image in the eyes of the Muslim world, it’s a good thing he has Hillary Clinton as secretary of state to at least balance things out. If she was genuine about wanting to improve our image in the Muslim world, she should state her and her husband’s record on pets clearly, and suggest poisoning dogs and setting cats on fire, as I wrote in a 2005 blog titled “What Hearts and Minds?”:
The AP reported that in Gode, Ethiopia, “U.S. troops found two cheetah cubs –one of them blinded–being forced to fight each other for the amusement of jeering children. The soldiers of the U.S. counterterrorism task force…came across the three-month-old cheetahs ‘performing’ at a restaurant run by Mohamed Hudle. The Djibouti-based task force…mounts humanitarian projects aimed at improving the U.S. military’s image among Muslims” as part of the military’s “hearts and minds” campaign.
Hudle’s 4-year-old and 2-year-old sons “pulled the cubs’ tails and dragged them around their sun-parched yard by ropes tied tightly to their necks. Other children followed, poking and teasing the frightened cats…Mohamed also has a hawk with a broken wing and three scrawny baby ostriches.”
Such are the places where we have to improve our image.
But seriously, folks — at least we have an improvement in the Obamas over the deadbeat Clintons in that they actually contemplated adoption before purchase and will probably neuter the dog. Still, I ask again: why does no first family ever think of showing it’s serious about protecting U.S. borders — by getting a border collie?
April 13th 2009 11:10:50 AM
Well now we can understand the UK’s aggressive policy of Muslim-importation. Britain is looking to that group to get the job done:
UK population must fall to 30m, says Porritt (from March 22):
JONATHON PORRITT, one of Gordon Brown’s leading green advisers, is to warn that Britain must drastically reduce its population if it is to build a sustainable society.
Porritt’s call will come at this week’s annual conference of the Optimum Population Trust (OPT), of which he is patron.
The trust will release research suggesting UK population must be cut to 30m if the country wants to feed itself sustainably.
Porritt said: “Population growth, plus economic growth, is putting the world under terrible pressure.
“Each person in Britain has far more impact on the environment than those in developing countries so cutting our population is one way to reduce that impact.”
Population growth is one of the most politically sensitive environmental problems. The issues it raises, including religion, culture and immigration policy, have proved too toxic for most green groups.
However, Porritt is winning scientific backing. Professor Chris Rapley, director of the Science Museum, will use the OPT conference, to be held at the Royal Statistical Society, to warn that population growth could help derail attempts to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Rapley, who formerly ran the British Antarctic Survey, said humanity was emitting the equivalent of 50 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year.
“We have to cut this by 80%, and population growth is going to make that much harder,” he said.
Many experts believe that, since Europeans and Americans have such a lopsided impact on the environment, the world would benefit more from reducing their populations than by making cuts in developing countries.
Bingo! There it is! An open admission of the strategy of reducing advanced people demographics in favor of primitive people demographics.
Well no wonder the Brits are always so apologetic whenever anyone ventures to curtail the Muslim terrorism there. It would risk offending the killers and interfering with them doing their important work: reducing the population. If Brits stop being nice to Muslims, they might stop the killing.
April 10th 2009 08:13:58 AM
I’ve been compiling notes for some time for an article that I may or may not find the time to write. It concerns the closer kinship and loyalty that American blacks feel toward Muslims than they do toward Jews, despite the deeper historical roots that Jews and blacks have in this country than do blacks and Muslims or Arabs. In fact, Martin Luther King Jr.’s lawyer Clarence B. Jones last year penned an article trying to somewhat shame black people for their antagonism toward Jews and less directly their antagonism and/or indifference to Israel’s plight, on which the security of world Jewry (and more) hinges. No doubt it’s not lost on him that black people have been more inclined to sympathize with the “darker,” Palestinian side in the Middle East conflict — the supposed “underdog” — than with the Jews of Israel.
While Jews have toiled for blacks in their hours of need — and even given their lives in the pursuit — blacks are more inclined to toil for Muslims/Arabs.
Part of that toil, of course, will eventually require that blacks side against and even ostracize the Jews. (Not just blacks, of course, but Western society at large — and this is well underway; while Jews believe the planet is big enough for both them and Muslims, the latter don’t see it that way and are the ones making the world choose.)
One of my quips touching on the issue goes as follows:
For some reason, Jews think they have more in common with black people than white people. Unfortunately for them, black people think they have more in common with Muslims.
So while black people (and far more non-black people, but I’m trying to make a point) stand with Muslims, and while hip hop culture and now mainstream fashion sport the traditional Arabic scarf — something that began as a show of solidarity with our hijackers ala Stockholm Syndrome — and while they all stand by as the hijackers kill fellow hostages (the Jews), let me point out that the plot revealed this week to assassinate America’s first black president is brought to you by the Arab/Muslim world:
US authorities confirmed that Turkish police have arrested a man who claims to have plotted to kill US President Barack Obama when he visited Turkey.
On Monday, the Saudi daily Al Watan reported that Turkish security services has arrested a man of Syrian descent who was planning to assassinate Obama during his trip to Turkey.
According to the report, the man, who was arrested on Friday, was carrying a press card identifying him as an employee of Al Jazeera. He reportedly confessed to his intention to stab Obama with a knife and said that he was aided by three accomplices.
The report stated that Turkish authorities were still unsure as to whether the press card was a fake or whether it had actually been issued the man by the Qatari news network.
I’ll close with another relevant joke of mine:
I don’t buy this business about Muslims being “the new black man.” If that’s the case, why are so many black men converting to Islam? What — they didn’t feel black enough? Oh I know why: they must want a piece of that lucrative Muslim-run African slave trade.
As for that ubiquitous Arabic scarf that young people and older ignoramuses are donning, let me just say that if the popular saying is “Once you go black, you don’t go back,” see what happens once you go Muslim and try to go back. There ain’t no going back. There also ain’t no music allowed in Islam.
Sure, it’s all fun and diversity…until you can’t shake your ass to hip hop anymore.
April 08th 2009 03:30:04 PM
There is something telling about the Obamas breaking protocol in one direction in England and in the extreme other direction in Saudi Arabia.
The bow to the Saudi king and the cavalier arm-around gesture (on Gordon Brown and the Queen) were borne of both ignorance and the arrogance the couple have acquired since being convinced by us that they are demi-gods. But it signifies something much more disturbing:
Obama breaks protocols when dealing with Great Britain and creates new ones when dealing with Islam and the Arab world. The British hosts are patted, but the Saudis are bowed to. The Obamas are disrespecting the European, Western foundations that we come from while respecting an opposite, antithetical society and way of life — where we’re going.
It all should very loudly clarify, for anyone who still needs clarification, the direction that the Obamas have in mind to take the country in.
Between these overtures/insults, and Obama saying that the U.S. isn’t a Christian nation, hopefully the intended dismantling of Western society is becoming apparent even to those who brush off the notion that this is precisely the logical conclusion of multi-culturalism and of downplaying the importance of a Judeo-Christian foundation. That is, to those who always ask, “So what’s wrong with that?”
They’ll have their answer when they finally feel the bottom dropping out from under.
Obama could be good for the country after all, as I’ve said before. The Obamas are the mirror of our own self-loathing, and it will become obvious even to those who supported them. Once we hit Barack Bottom, of course.
April 07th 2009 01:04:42 PM
UK Police Identify 200 Children as Potential Terrorists
Two hundred schoolchildren in Britain have been identified as potential terrorists by a police scheme that aims to spot youngsters who are "vulnerable" to Islamic radicalisation.
Where is Planned Parenthood when you need them?
Then again, I think this is the plan.
April 04th 2009 03:26:49 AM
Hee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee!!!
I was just WAITING for this to happen. Don’t worry, Kosovo — we can’t tell them apart here either!
Kosovo Authorities Confuse Diplomats
…Kosovo’s Prime Minister, Hashim Thaci, addressed US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as Mrs. Allbright [sic] during Kosovo’s delegation meeting to the US State Department in March of this year. Allbright [sic] was Secretary of State in the 1990s.
Well of course he can’t tell U.S. secretaries of state apart. Because when it comes to Kosovo — whether it’s Maddy, Condi or Hillary — they’re all one person. They are the Borg — a collective conscience, one indistinguishable from the other, mere computers spewing what the program tells them to:
Kosovo. Must be Independent.
Lost to Serbia forever.
Besides, when your reference point for women is sex-trafficking, bitches all look the same anyway.
Let’s just hope that Thaci doesn’t accidentally have sex with Hillary the way he did with Albright. (Probably with a paper bag over her head, hence another reason it’s easy for him to confuse them.)
So the question becomes: If members of the Albanian delegation to the pre-bombing Kosovo talks at Rambouillet in 1999, headed by Thaci, mistook Albright for a cleaning woman, and now Thaci has mistaken Hillary Clinton for Albright, does that mean Hillary also looks like a cleaning lady?
(Hey, this gives me an idea for a new brand of all-purpose cleaner: “All Bright”)
Here was how the NY Daily News reported the 1999 incident:
One member of the delegation, who didn’t realize who she was, and probably thinking she was some cleaning lady because it was after midnight, simply said to her, “Give us five minutes and please go away,” recalled Albanian diplomat Dugagjin Gorani in War on Europe, a British TV program. Instead, Albright exploded in rage, swearing at the group, according to the reports.
And as I “reported” last year:
How to Talk Dirty and Influence People:
It was the dirty talk that made the Albanians mistake her for the cleaning lady in the first place, and the picture was taken before the error was realized.
Fast forward to this week in Obama administration history, and we see yet another reason why Thaci might have mistaken Hillary for Madeleine:
Reporters call Hillary Clinton, get phone sex line
(CNN) – Journalists who dialed in to a White House conference call Thursday hoping for a media-friendly reception got a far friendlier response than they were counting on.
“Do you have any hidden desires? If you feel like getting nasty, then you came to the right place,” said a suggestive-sounding woman.
The White House says an aide merely mistyped the 800-dial in number — a mistake not likely to happen again.
It’s a new administration, but an old problem: Some homeowners seeking mortgage relief from a Bush administration hotline in 2007 instead reached a Texas-based group that provides Christian education after President Bush slightly jumbled the correct number at a press briefing.
When Republicans mistype a number, it leads to Christian education. When Democrats mistype a number, it leads to a phone sex line. Character-consistent in both cases. A coincidence that nonetheless underscores the well-known fact that one can trace almost any Democratic policy position back to sex:
Why do you think they don’t want the Ten Commandments hanging in classrooms? Because one of them says “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.”
Why do you think a liberal doesn’t want you to own a gun? Because he doesn’t want to get shot in case he’s caught in the act of coveting thy wife.
Why are Democrats so disturbed over increased electronic wiretapping? Because they don’t want the government listening in on their phone sex calls.
Why are liberals so indifferent to missile defense? Because they’re so busy having sex, they’re not going to know a missile has just landed on them. They won’t know anything is amiss until they’re in the afterlife and God tells them there’s no sex in heaven. Only then will a liberal realize the stakes that were involved down here.
There are more examples in my 2000 article “It’s the Sex, Stupid.”
April 02nd 2009 05:45:36 PM
Everyone is going crazy because President Obama bowed to the Saudi king. But of course Obama bowed before the king. He heard that the standard Saudi greeting was a beheading.
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