If this doesn't make your blood boil, I don't know. The fact that we (in the West) are pursuing this jihad blood money is NUTS. It ain't capitalism, that's foe shizzle.
Church's Chicken: An Example of Islam in the Private Sector Islamist watch
A lawsuit involving Church's Chicken shines a spotlight on the Islamic attributes of its business. It also offers a valuable opportunity to discuss the rights of owners and customers regarding Islam in the private sphere:
A Baltimore couple has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Islamic investment bank that owns the Church's Chicken fast-food chain, alleging their franchise failed because the bank's strict adherence to the religious code of Shari'a prohibited the couple from selling pork.
Marcus and Denise Beasley, who are black, claimed they were treated differently by the bank, now known as Atlanta-based Arcapita Inc., than non-black franchisees who were allowed to continue serving breakfast dishes containing pork after the chain was acquired by the bank in December 2004.
The couple did not benefit from the grandfather policy allowing the sale of pork even though their contract with the chain's former owners, AFC Enterprises Inc., to open a location in Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport's new terminal predated the takeover and policy change, according to the suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
This court will determine whether Arcapita, the American affiliate of Bahrain's First Islamic Investment Bank BSC, is guilty of discrimination or breach of contract. However, the aspect of the story that has received the most notice — the Shari'a-inspired prohibition on pork products at Church's Chicken — does not appear to raise any legal red flags.
A privately owned business may choose to sell or not sell whatever it wishes, as long as it does not violate the law or infringe upon the rights of others in the process. Customers have no inherent right to purchase pork at Church's Chicken franchises, and the company is under no obligation to offer it — regardless of the underlying motivation.
The free market, however, cuts both ways. Hungry Americans are not required to patronize any given restaurant. In the case of Church's Chicken, the absence of pork on the menu is just one excuse to eat elsewhere. Diners may also be concerned about what their money will fund at the Shari'a-compliant First Islamic Investment Bank in Bahrain.
Judging by reaction to this story in the blogosphere, the lawsuit itself could be the least of the problems facing Church's Chicken, whose business practices have clearly laid an egg in front of customers.
Carter blames Israel for denying Gazans food, water; says Hamas won elections 'fair and square'. This despicable Jew hater is blaming Israel, yet again, for the violence of Islam jihad. Hey shit-for-brains! Read the Hamas charter.
If this proves anything, it's that the effects and actions of a disastrous president has decades long repercussions, not just the four terrible years the incompetent fool is in office. Obamacide!
UPDATE: Hamas stole 60,000 liters of Gaza fuel' (was dhimmi Jimmi riding shotgun?)
Bostom takes on lawfare jihadist
It Just Ain’t Li’ble (Libel) Andrew Bostom
Re: Khald bin Mahfouz, picture aboved—“The t’ings dat yo’ li’ble /To read in his libel tourism lawsuits/Dey ain’t necessarily so!” (Apologies to George Gershwin)
Nonpareil first amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams includes a rigorous defense of the intrepid Rachel Ehrenfeld in this Wall Street Journal appeal to New York Governor David Patterson for his signature into law of a bill passed unanimously by the New York state legislature granting Ms. Ehrenfeld, and other potential US citizen defendants sued for libel abroad, the right to obtain a declaration in New York that their works are protected under American law.
Ehrenfeld’s travails have motivated Rep. Peter King (R., N.Y.) to propose federal legislation which would provide the same relief.
Abrams cites a late 1941 Supreme Court opinion which “…starkly distinguished American protection of speech from that of England.” Justice Hugo Black’s opinion stated plainly,
No purpose in ratifying the Bill of Rights was clearer…than of securing for the people of the United States much greater freedom of . . . expression . . . than the people of Great Britain had ever enjoyed
Let us hope Governor Patterson signs the bill today.
I caught his speech at the airport, what a pathetic, ill timed performance (and that's what it was, a perfomance).
By their fruits ye shall know them, and so we know him. He is denouncing Jeremiah now? Wright is ugly but consistent. I can't say the same for Obama. He refused to denounce him before - what's changed? Not Wright's message, certainly. What's changed is the obvious repulsion of the American people to Wright's hate speech. Even the left is blanching. From Taranto at Best of the Web:
Some left-liberal commentators are now belatedly denouncing Jeremiah Wright:• Joan Walsh7, Salon: "I regret that I hedged my observation about Wright's narcissism. . . . His Sunday night talk to the NAACP was mostly silly, from the questionable science behind his insistence that black children are right-brained (creative) while white children are left-brained (logical and analytical) to his mocking the way white people talk, dance, clap, worship and sing. I understand and agree with Wright's notion that "different is not deficient," but mocking white people, including JFK and LBJ, doesn't seem like the best way to get his point across."
• Eugene Robinson8, Washington Post: "I'm sorry, but I've had it with Wright. . . . This media tour he's conducting is doing a disservice that goes beyond any impact it might have on Obama's presidential campaign. . . . Historically and theologically, he was inflating his importance in a pride-goeth-before-the-fall kind of way. Politically, by surfacing now, he was throwing Barack Obama under the bus. Sadly, it's time for Obama to return the favor."
• Bob Herbert9, New York Times: "For Senator Obama, the re-emergence of Rev. Wright has been devastating. The senator has been trying desperately to bolster his standing with skeptical and even hostile white working-class voters. When the story line of the campaign shifts almost entirely to the race-in-your-face antics of someone like Mr. Wright, Mr. Obama's chances can only suffer. . . . Mr. Obama seems more and more like someone buffeted by events, rather than in charge of them. Very little has changed in the superdelegate count, but a number of those delegates have expressed concern in private over Mr. Obama's inability to do better among white working-class voters and Catholics. Rev. Wright is absolutely the wrong medicine for those concerns".
Obama, you can run but you can't hide. Taranto notes, "Barack Obama and Jeremiah Wright seem to agree that Wright speaks for black America:
Is Wright really representative of "the black community" or "the black church"?
Yidwith Lid has a good post though I disagree, I thought Obama was transparent, Yid thought Obama's convincing.
UPDATE: Christy Li listened to the "Obama Ramble" today on FOX News about Jeremiah Wright but my Lord, "a person is known by the friends they have." My Grandmother used to say, "You are who your friends are." Cristy Li Post: Another Obama Marxist Supporter
Carolyn NJ State Coordinator Gathering of Eagles ent me the following message, " If you have not yet seen this ad from the Democratic Party, it shows two American soldiers being blown-up in iraq. My heart goes out to all of those families that have lost loved ones in Iraq, and I cannot imagine the anguish that this ad must be causing them. We MUST express our outrage to the Democratic Party - this ad is so hurtful to our military families and it should not be tolerated in the American political arena. If you have not seen the ad you can click to watch it below. Send you message of outrage to Tom McMahon at the email address highlighted below in red. May God watch over our soldiers. "
Just for knowing, the DNC is souless and vile. Any mention of the 11,000 Islamic terror attacks since 9/11? No. Any mention of the global jihad and their vow to destroy the West? No. Any mention of the war and what we are fighting for, dying for? I have seen the enemy, they is us.
The left is destroying this nation.
Yesterday, Governor Dean sent around our second national television ad.
It's one of the most powerful television spots Americans will see this year. It's simple, and it's brutally honest. It rocked the McCain campaign, because they know they'll spend the every day through November dealing with the fallout.
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Isabella the Crusader sent me the fabu news. The lawfare jihadi weenies are vewy scar-wed wight now. Malkin has dah money post here, "Well, well, well. Looks like the speech-squelchers in Canada want to back off their bullying of Mark Steyn and Maclean’s. Too little, too late:". Yeah baby.
The National Post’s Jonathan Kay reflects on unintended consequences:
[I]t’s fair to say that the Maclean’s imbroglio has been one of the biggest shots in the arm to Canadian conservatives in general. It’s turned red-meat right-winger Ezra Levant into a star blogger and a free-speech hero with brand-name recognition in the United States, turned Steyn’s name into a household word, created a debate within the Jewish community over its traditionally doctrinaire support for blanket hate-speech laws (Ezra for CJC president, anyone?), shone a light on the amateurish shenanigans of Canada’s human rights commissions, driven a powerful movement for reform of said commissions, and generally served to marginalize the pro-censorship lobby to the point that its main defender is now a disgruntled former journalist who fills his blog with unhinged conspiracy theories about how everyone who favours free speech is a racist.
All of which to say: Thank you, CIC. You’ve done a good deed — albeit unintentionally.
The paper of the jihad is sinking sinking sinking ....................keep printing those lies baby.
Over at Political Calculations:
"Sometime, within the next twelve to eighteen months, the average circulation of the weekday edition of the New York Times will drop below one million. This event marks the continuing decline in the fortunes of what had been the U.S. newspaper of record as the New York Times' average circulation has been well above this level for decades. . . ."
VLOG flashback ...heh
Hillel Stavis reveals the blatant Jew hatred and jihad supporting, Orwellian tactics of the peace thugs at Cambridge. It's not to be believed. Our campuses are hotbed of enemy activity.
Gaza on The Charles
- "Some U.S.citizens travel with an unconscious attitude of superiority”
“Being openly gay or lesbian is outside the cultural norms of Palestinian life…”
- “It is best that you not raise the issue of being gay or lesbian with Palestinians..”
- “It’s best not to practice your Hebrew with Palestinians even if someone uses it with you.”
- ·“It is better not to wear a kippah or yarmulke in Palestinian communities. Again, while hosts are glad to meet Israelis and Jews, there are many eyes and ears watching for collaborators.”
- · “Israeli settlers and soldiers disguise themselves (as tourists or Palestinians) and also enter Palestinian areas boldly without disguise.”
- · “If a host gives you a kuffiya (traditional Palestinian headdress for men) or other clothes to wear, it is a good idea to put them on. It will help you blend in with the community, which may be important for local security. It communicates that you belong.”
The above “travel tips” were used in orientation sessions for The City of Cambridge Peace Commission as part of their official mission to Bethlehem last winter. Working closely with the Cambridge to Bethlehem People to People Committee, The Peace Commission’s solidarity mission was given a rousing sendoff by every member of the Cambridge City Council last November.
Thanks Kat for the chuckle :)
'We in Scotland cannot figure out why you are even bothering to hold an election. On one side, you have a bitch who is a lawyer, married to a lawyer, and a lawyer who is married to a bitch who is a lawyer. On the other side, you have a true war hero married to a woman with a huge chest who owns a beer distributorship. Is there a contest here?'
UPDATED 11:40am: HEADS UP!
Mayor Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Klein: Shut down KGIA now!
Help us get the word out that American won't stay silent in the face of radical Islamism imposed by stealth in our schools. Join the debate about the Khalil Gibrain International Academy (KGIA) controversy. Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, who was quoted in yesterday's New York Times article about KGIA, will be interviewed at 4:30pm Eastern today on the Steve Malzberg Show, WOR Radio 710. Call in to the program from anywhere in the country: 1-800-321-8828. There is live streaming of the show: go here.
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Sara Springer of the Stop the Madrassa Coalition sets the record straight on yesterday's article pushing the nightmare of a public school madrassa agenda.
In general we are being accused of the school's failure given Almontaser resigned due to her statements about the NYC Intifada t-shirts. By the time Almontaser resigned mid-August the curriculum had been chosen, the teachers hired, and she had completed her personal recruitment of students for the school. She worked with a Design Team for a year prior to KGIA's opening. Ostensibly the school should have been ready to go. Whether or not she was there should not matter. A public school should be able to function well with any Principal.
Evidently the school's students are experiencing behavioral problems. Almontaser recruited them personally and elementary schools forward the student's records so she had to know her student body. If provisions were not made then the responsibility rests with her.
Following are quotes from the NY Times article with my response-
"NY TIMES: But Ms. Almontaser's downfall was not merely the result of a spontaneous outcry by concerned parents and neighborhood activists. It was also the work of a growing and organized movement to stop Muslim citizens who are seeking an expanded role in American public life."
SPRINGER RESPONDS: Outrageous assertion. We have been extraordinarily careful in documenting every statement linking Almontaser to radical Islamist groups such as CAIR, American Muslim Lawyers Association (AMLA), Muslim Consultive Network, Muslim American Society, Adalah, and Al Awda. This statement is prejudicial to the extent that it infers we are opposed to Muslims participating in American life. We have absolutely no issue with this. Our concern is with the "soft jihad" that is infiltrating our schools with the intent of bringing Shari's law into our society by indoctrinating our children. Ibrihim Hooper spokesman for CAIR told the Minneapolis Star Tribune in a 1993 interview "I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future. But I'm not going to do anything violent to promote that. I'm going to do it through education."
NY TIMES: "Muslim leaders, academics and others see the drive against the school as the latest in a series of discriminatory attacks intended to distort the truth and play on American's fear of terrorism. They say the campaign is also part of a wider effort to silence critics of Washington's policy on Israel and the Middle East."
SPRINGER: Our concern is based on the people and organizations that Almontaser has hand-picked to work with the school and students. Truth has not been distorted. Again, we have carefully documented our statements and have pursued our right to legally seek transparency from the Department of Education.
NY TIMES: "(The advisory council never met and has since been dismantled, and the school does not offer halal food, Education Department officials said)."
SPRINGER: According to KGIA's Executive summary the plan and intent was to offer Halal food in the school cafeteria. The school does not offer halal food because the DOE refused the request. KGIA was supposed to officially disband the advisory board through a public statement but this was never done.
NY TIMES: Although Ms. Almontaser said she never spoke to the reporter about the t-shirt, she defended the girls in the organization because she believed that the reporter was set on "vilifying innocent teenagers."
SPRINGER: Mona Eldhary, a co-founder of AWAAM, the organization that designed, produced, and distributed the NYC Intifada t-shirts is an active member of Al Awda (she is listed as such on their website). Al Awda (the Return in Arabic) is …..a political advocacy organization that calls not for a peaceful settlement with Israel, but “peace” through the replacement of Israel by an Arab dominated state called Palestine.” [go here for more]. Its website clearly states its mission, “Al-Awda supports the struggle for the liberation of Palestine.”
"NY TIMES: During the Post interview, Ms. Almontaser said, she told the reporter Chuck Bennett that the Arab women's organization was not connected to her or the school, and that she would never be affiliated with any group that condoned violence."
SPRINGER: The NYC Intifada T-shirt was produced and distributed by AWAAM, a group closely affiliated with Almontaser. They are the lead organization supporting her reinstatement.Almontaser’s connection to the AWAAM group is not tenuous; she is both a founder and board member of the Yemeni American Association (SABA - YAA), and the AWAAM website (before it was quickly revised after the t-shirt exposé) directed “Contact Us” information to the YAA. The AAFSC, primary sponsors of KGIA, also sponsored the event where the t-shirts were sold.
"NY TIMES: A department spokeswoman said that a list of textbooks selected for the school was sent to the lawyer last fall."
SPRINGER: The documents given to the Stop the Madrassa Coalition pursuant to an Article 78 demanding the information since 4 FOIL's were not adequately responded to did not contain textbooks, lesson plans, or worksheets regarding the teaching of Arabic language and culture.
Donna Nevel in her interview liked to the article said that the opponents of the school don't like Arabic language dual education. We at the Stop the Madrassa Coalition have always maintained that many languages including Arabic should be taught as an elective in schools across the city.
NY TIMES: "Ms. Almontaser never considered herself unenthusiastic about America, she said."
· Almontaser has called America a racist country.· She has said that the U.S. brought the 9/11 attack upon itself.· She opposes the War on Terror· She supports numerous radical organizations, including the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Trial for terrorist financing, where CAIR’s relationship to Hamas, a designated terrorist organization, has been repeatedly argued by the prosecution· She accepted an annual award from CAIR in 2005.· She is on the board of the Muslim Consultative Network, whose members include unindicted co-conspirator CAIR and the radical Islamic Circle of North America. The Muslim Consultative Network is a major sponsor of the Almontaser Reinstatement Effort.· Has been a spokesperson for the Muslim American Society for a NYC 9/11 event.· Refused to answer a NY Sun reporter as to whether or not Hamas and Hezbollah are terrorist organizations· Refused to say that the Intifada was a Palestinian terror campaign against innocent Israeli civilians, children, women, and men.· Dabah has appointed radical Imams to her schools Board of Advisors.
Background on organizations partnering with KGIA1. The American Muslim Association of Lawyers (AMAL) offers internships, and helps with a course in human rights (in 6th grade…) (P. 7, p. 18). The AMAL website appears to be inactive (http://www.theamal.org/index.shtml) but the group (or at least their website) was founded by Omar Mohammedi, President of the New York Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), and lawyer for the infamous “6 imams” who have threatened to sue airline personnel and passengers for “profiling.” CAIR is currently under investigation in the Holy Land Terror-financing trial, as an unindicted co-conspirator.2. The American Mideast Leadership Network will participate with the school as an important partner (pages 16-18). According to the Executive Summary, the AMLN will provide trips to “ stabilized” Middle Eastern countries, create internships, provide an after-school leadership program and provide intensive language opportunities. According to our research, they may do all this while acting as Hezbollah apologists, if their leader’s statements are representative. On July 31, 2006 Rami Nuseir, the President of the AMLN, stated on CNN that:“A lot of people look at Hezbollah as a social service agency that provides a lot of help for the Lebanese people. And that’s where the sympathy comes from.”3A main partner listed in the Executive Summary, the Columbia University Teachers College Department of International and Transcultural Studies teacher training in fact teaches about one religion and one only - Islam. KGIA only recognizes the teaching of a single religion in this ostensibly public school (page 8):4. Arab Culture will be taught, however no where is there mention of Sephardic Jews, Ba hai’s, Coptic Christians, Druze, Lebanese Christians, or any other Arab culture except Islamic culture.5.6. The DOE website for the KGIA lists as its first partner the Arab-American Ant-Discrimination Committee. Its founder and President is none other than the former Democratic Senator James Abourezk who recently appeared on Hezbollah’s Al-Manar Television. Al-Manar is banned in the U.S. because Hezbollah is designated by the government as a terrorist organization. Azbourezk stated that the Arabs involved in 9/11 co-operated with Zionists, the Israel Lobby controls the U.S. Congress, Hamas and Hezbollah are “resistance” fighters, not terrorist organizations! Lastly Abourezk said that all Americans are racist.Note that the ADC website provides biased educational instruction and curricula for middle and high schools and is overtly Islamic in its ideology. Not only is the ADC the first name on KGIA’s DOE website as the main partnering organization, this name was the first on the petition to reinstate Dhabah Almontaser as Principal.7. The Arabic-American Family Suport Center located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn is another key partner working with KGIA. Their website links to the Council on Islamic Education’s lesson plans. Why are NYC public school students being taught the nuances of Jihad?· Define Jihad in its literal and applied meanings, as a principal and as an institution.· Describe legitimate conduct of war according to Islamic Law.· Differentiate between rebellion and terrorism according to Muslim jurists.This is what middle school children will be learning in a public school. The Executive Summary specifically states that the school will teach Islam and there were teacher training retreats held this past summer so that all teachers would be on the same wavelength.
As for school performance? It''s an abject failure.
KGIA, enthusiastically supported by, among others, convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal, former Weather Underground leader and bombing justifier William Ayers, former SDS and Communist Party organizer Michael Klonsky, and Malik Zulu Shabazz of the New Black Panther Party (created by the lateracist Khalid Muhammed), and a local imam who proudly posted the slogan and symbol on his website, has been the focus of numerous media reports, including one published in today’s New York Times by winning reporter Andrea Elliott.Ms. Elliott reports that shorly after KGIA’s opening day, “Chaos soon erupted inside. Students cut classes and got into fights with little consequence, said staff members, parents and students. At least 12 of the 60 students showed signs of behavioral problems or learning disabilities, said Leslie Kahn, a licensed social worker and counselor who was employed at the school until January. (Education Department officials, who denied repeated requests by The Times to visit the school, said there are currently six special-needs students there.)“ ‘Something is flying through the air, every class, every day,’ Sean R. Grogan, a science teacher at the school, said in an interview. ‘Kids bang on the partitions, yell and scream, curse and swear. It’s out of control.’account continues, “Physical altercations are frequent, Mr. Grogan and others said, with Arab students and teachers the target of ethnic slurs. “I just don’t feel safe,” said an Arab-American student, 11, who will not return to the school next year.Stop the Madrassa also is speaking out about the relationship between KGIA’s founding principal, Ms. Almontaser, and a deeply troubling “community statement” that was recently addressed toPolicy Commissioner Raymond Kelly.According to journalist and author Stephen Suleiman Schwartz, who is executive director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism, on November 23, 2007, in response to the above-mentioned community statement, a statement was issued “in the name of the ‘Muslim community,’ ” protesting the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) release last year of its vital report on terrorism. Among other demands, the community statement called on the NYPD to stop distributing the report to other jurisdictions’ law enforcement agencies, and, as Schwartz put it, “arrogated to themselves the right to decide what the city’s police should do in response to the challenge of radical Islam. “Schwartz, writing in The Weekly Standard, also reports that in a March 3, 2008 meeting in, CAIR officials Faiza Ali, Aliya Latif, and Omar Mohammadi “were joined by Islamist agitator Syed Z. Sayeed, religious adviser to the Saudi-backed Muslim Students Association at . They noted that the NYPD had asked for a detailed reply to the report. The participants at the March 3 get-together also observed that while they would prepare such a response, CAIR itself has financed and is working on a more thorough text designated its ‘long-term analysis/alternative model of radicalization.’ “Almontaser was also,as Schwartz reports, involved in CAIR’s counter-attack against the NYPD as evidenced by that fact that her “assignment in dealing with NYPD was to organize an online discussion group for input into the Community Statement.”Stop the Madrassa Community Coalition notes Mr. Schwartz’s assessment that “…Almontaser should quit her masquerade as a moderate and her non-Muslim enablers should end their naïve defense of her alleged mainstream outlook. “ The coalition further points out that Ms. Almontaser has been a financial supporter of controversial, and adds that the time is long overdue for a full city and state investigation into the creation of KGIA and the possible role of Islamist organizations in any aspect of the school’s establishment or operation.
Please read it all.
And there was this incredible admission from a teacher made in the comment section of the article:
As a teacher at KGIA I have to say things have barely improved since Holly Reichert's appointment. This week alone we have 6 students out on Suspension, one for carrying a knife to school. We have a teacher on a medical leave of absence after a student threatened to beat her, this caused her blood pressure to spike to a very unhealthy level.
Jennifer Rubin tells us What We Learned At The National Press Club. BTW, he received a 40 second standing ovation when he took the podium. Think the press is out of touch with the American people?
The pastor man is a hater and a divider so how are we supposed to buy that Obama is a lover and a uniter when he sat in that pew for half his life. He sent his children to school in the church of hate - anybody have access to the curriculum. I would love to see what they were taught.
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright said Monday that he will try to change national policy by “coming after” Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) if he is elected president.
The pastor also insisted Obama “didn’t denounce” him and “didn’t distance himself” from Wright’s controversial remarks, but “did what politicians do.”
Wright implied Obama still agrees with him by saying: “He had to distance himself, because he's a politician, from what the media was saying I had said, which was [portrayed as] anti-American.”
Wright, who was Obama’s pastor for 20 years and performed his wedding, made the explosive comment during a chaotic question-and-answer session at the National Press Club in Washington, following the pastor’s remarks about the black church in America.
“I said to Barack Obama last year, ‘If you get elected, November the 5th I'm coming after you, because you'll be representing a government whose policies grind under people,’ Wright said.
He also stood by the foul, racist Farrakhan here. Wright said Farrakhan "was one of the most important voices of the twentieth and twenty first century":
Wright was also asked about his relationship with Nation of Islam founder Louis Farrakhan, whom Wright described as merely haven once said that Zionism -- not Judaism -- was a poisonous weed. (Farrakhan has far more than that one comment in his collection of anti-Semitic statements.
Farrakhan, Wright said, is "one of the most important voices in the 20th and 21st century," noting the Million Man March. "When Louis Farrakhan speaks, it's like when E.F. Hutton speaks...Black America listens."
"Louis Farrakhan is not my enemy," Wright said, since Farrakhan had not enslaved Africans and brought them in chains to the U.S.
Wright's security was provided by bodyguards from Farrakhan's Nation of Islam
In the clip below, Wright addresses questions about his patriotism, his thoughts on Louis Farrakhan, and his relationship with Obama.
On whether he should apologize for shouting in a sermon "God damn America" for its treatment of minorities: "God doesn't bless everything. God condemns some things. And dem, D-E-M, is where we get the word damn. God damns some practices and there's no excuse for the things that the government, not the American people, have done.
He speaks for G-d. Now that's rich.
Dan M reports the ass-hat was in Detroit last night. This article also has links to his entire speech. "Why this guy warrants a moment of airtime is beyond me. of course our gangsta mayor was up first on the docket but that's for another day".
UPDATE: Dana Milbank:
Should it become necessary in the months from now to identify the moment that doomed Obama's presidential aspirations, attention is likely to focus on the hour between nine and ten this morning at the National Press Club. It was then that Wright, Obama's longtime pastor, reignited a controversy about race from which Obama had only recently recovered - and added lighter fuel.
Speaking before an audience that included Marion Barry, Cornel West, Malik Zulu Shabazz of the New Black Panther Party and Nation of Islam official Jamil Muhammad, Wright praised Louis Farrakhan, defended the view that Zionism is racism, accused the United States of terrorism, repeated his view that the government created the AIDS virus to cause the genocide of racial minorities, stood by other past remarks ("God damn America") and held himself out as a spokesman for the black church in America.
His claim that the September 11 attacks mean "America's chickens are coming home to roost"? (More here)
Wright defended it: "Jesus said, 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.' You cannot do terrorism on other people and expect it never to come back on you. Those are biblical principles, not Jeremiah Wright bombastic divisive principles."
His views on Farrakhan and Israel? "Louis said 20 years ago that Zionism, not Judaism, was a gutter religion. He was talking about the same thing United Nations resolutions say, the same thing now that President Carter's being vilified for and Bishop Tutu's being vilified for. And everybody wants to paint me as if I'm anti-Semitic because of what Louis Farrakhan said 20 years ago. He is one of the most important voices in the 20th and 21st century; that's what I think about him. . . . Louis Farrakhan is not my enemy. He did not put me in chains, he did not put me in slavery, and he didn't make me this color."
He denounced those who "can worship God on Sunday morning, wearing a black clergy robe, and kill others on Sunday evening, wearing a white Klan robe." He praised the communist Sandinista regime of Nicaragua. He renewed his belief that the government created AIDS as a means of genocide against people of color ("I believe our government is capable of doing anything").
And he vigorously renewed demands for an apology for slavery: "Britain has apologized to Africans. But this country's leaders have refused to apologize. So until that apology comes, I'm not going to keep stepping on your foot and asking you, does this hurt, do you forgive me for stepping on your foot, if I'm still stepping on your foot. Understand that? Capisce?"
The media and the moonbats rub their hands in diabolical glee when US military death milestones approach or are reached. The media wring their hands, shake their heads and prepare news segments in hot anticipation of the next American casualty............. and the peace thugs walk through the streets with faux coffins and burn Bush effigies, making hay out of the deaths of great Americans fighting the evil forces of the global jihad.
A terrible milestone was reached today of monumental import but you won't see or hear about it anywhere but here (and other blogs I suspect.) In newsrooms and network news offices, crickets chirp.
So the blogs have their bowels in an uproar over El Ingles essay over at Gates of Vienna because he used the word genocide. He never advocated for it, mind you .... but merely used the word in laying out the different scenarios of possible outcomes in the eventual Islamic takeover in Europe.
from my standpoint, however, it is a sad day for free expression, and neither do you appear its champion.
well, if it should ever come to pass that islamic jihad gets a firm toe hold on these shores, unopposed, perhaps in part because the conservative "movement" defined itself out of existence by expelling from its midst anyone who departed from orthodox dogma ........
because it certainly appears to me that "pajamas" has nothing to do with the free exchange of ideas and thought.
i am going to make a point, which seems hardly subtle to me, but which may have escaped your notice, in your all consuming haste to avoid loss of profits because of controversy, but precisely those issues which are the most sensitive and most fraught with controversy and peril, are those issues which most need discussion, in a free, frank and open atmosphere. you have, sir, done nothing less than take another chink out of the intellectual armor of democracy ....
Why is this dangerous kerfuffle ridiculous or as Mick Jagger said at Altamont, 'Why are we fighting?!?"
This is a ridiculous conversation for myriad reasons. The argument, in and of itself, is an act of submission. Once again free speech is kicked in the teeth so as not to offend. And each time the West cedes a freedom, the line in the sand is moved, Islam scores one for the home team and we descend deeper into dhimmitude.
Secondly and more importantly, genocide on the part of Europeans (and let's be honest, it was the Germans, the Huns) is the most impossible of all unlikely outcomes despite their recent history.
First off, the Muslims are not the Jews.
The Jewish genocide of the second World War was possible because the Jews were (and still are) too civilized. They got on those trains because they could never conceive in their wildest imaginations of human beings treating their fellow man with such barbaric depravity. The victims of the Nazis .... Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, the mentally ill, were all unprotected minorities, the target of spineless bullies. The Jews et all were fair game, easy prey.
The Muslims are not. The bullies of old will not take on violent jihad.
The question of Muslim genocide is an intellectually dishonest question. The Europeans have already surrendered .... under the guise of multiculturalism. But what it really is, is fear. The Brits are giving Muslims with multiple wives, multiple benefits. Their Home Secretary proclaimed the ban of the term Islamic terror, in exchange for "anti-islamic terror". Their are no go zones in England. There's a low grade civil war going on in France and no go zones. From the Netherlands to Spain, Sweden to Denmark - each country in Europe is in the throes of cultural and societal transition to Shariah law.
If/when there is bloodshed, it will be the same violence going on against non-believers, infidels in Islamic countries. Read the Koran. Read it in conjunction to what is going on and being said in Islam today. When they take over any European country or any other non-Muslim country, clearly the only possible "genocidal plan" will be to kill off all the men and take all the women and children as sex slaves to prevent a revolt that will undo their take over. There may very well be a massive slaughter and enslavement but I assure you it will be Islamic jihad against the nonbelievers. That is the very real scenario that everyone needs to know and come to grips with.
Carl C. writes me, "I have the Koran and have been watching and studying the Muslims since 1967. Believe me, they plan a massive slaughter and enslavement of ALL non-Muslims. We are not just talking about becoming dhimmis again and losing our freedoms. We are literally fighting for our lives and very few people know it. Their religious leaders are preaching slaughter today."
One man's "dream",is another man's nightmare. Make that an Islamist's dream is the free man's nightmare.
Be warned, the Islamists are relentless (for centuries), ool Dabah Almontaser announced in October that she would sue to be reinstated as principal.
The best part of the NY Times propaganda piece basically advocating for public school madrassas (Islamic schools) is in the comment section, which has already been co-opted by the forces of evil. The leftist Islamic meme team is out in full force. They are going to shove Islam down your throat (and your children's throat) whether you like it or not.
KEEP RELIGION OUT OF THE SCHOOLS. NO PUBLIC ISLAMIC SCHOOLS!
Permit me to extend my congratulations to Ms. Almontaser's protagonists for so quickly mobilizing to monopolize the comments section. If one reads the article alone, without knowing anything else about the issue, one could not be blamed for being sympathetic to Ms. Almontaser, who is depicted as nothing short of a Muslim Mother Teresa. Furthermore, it has become fashionable to portray Daniel Pipes as the embodiment of xenophobic hatred aimed at the poor defenseless Muslims. In point of fact, this article cleverly skews the facts. KGIA is an insulated environment in which those who are dedicated to Islamist doctrine can be free to inculcate our children with anti-Western ideology. Stop the Madrassa is not opposed to teaching Arabic (as the ubiquitous Ms. Eldahry would have us believe). Stop the Madrassa is in favor of teaching Arabic, but in an open, public environment, as an elective along with Spanish, Chinese, Russian, etc. KGIA is too insulated to trust to anyone. Look at its avowed supporters: cop-killer, Mumiya Abu Jamal, terrorist William Ayers, etc. These are people who do not have a benign view of American civilization. They want to destroy it. KGIA is backed by CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case. Despite the fact that CAIR presents itself as a benign group, dedicated to assimilation by Muslims into American life, their activities and those whom they support, belie this benign appearance.To all those who have read this article, and have come away with a sense that Ms. Almontaser has been a victim of injustice, I caution you to look beyond this. Look to the fact that, although the City of NY claims that they have conveyed to Stop the Madrassa a list of textbooks that are being used at KGIA to teach Arabic language and culture, this is a bold-faced lie. Thus far, no such materials have been forthcoming.Mayor Bloomberg, in his arrogance, refuses to admit that KGIA was and is a continuing mistake. And Dabah Almontaser, if not a radical Islamist herself, is a tool of radical Islamists whose allegiance is to Islamic Shari'a law, not to the Constitution of the United States. These are not people to whom we should entrust our children. And we should certainly not be subsidizing them with public education funds.Wake up! You will end up as dhimmis (populations conquered by jihad) in an Islamist world if you don't.
Please read al previous Atlas coverage on this usurpation of our public school system here.
Watch Jeffrey Wiesenfeld video and Pipes as well over at the Times videeo page. ...