In a shocking display of ignorance and dhimmitude, The New York Times sanctions sharia law and, inevitably, the killing of apostates. They dismiss, with a wave of the hand, the thousands of honor killings and apostate killings as small and inconvenient. In other words, not a problem.
Did the Times call me to get a statement or ask questions? No. Their shoe leather must be in pristine shape.
How dare they? How dare they render one life more important than another, or an ideology more important than its victims?
What is important in the article is not to defame or insult. What is important is the self-enforcement of sharia law -- scrubbing the awful truth from their narrative. Erudite savages.
1. The bus ads are to defend religious freedom.
2. To oppose bus ads is to oppose religious freedom.
3. We want to protect people from violent intimidation and threats.
4. By opposing the bus ads, the NY Times shows itself to be in favor of killing apostates.
The Times worries that our bus ads will "subvert" the "five million to seven million Muslims estimated to live in the United States [who] have behaved like others of Crèvecoeur’s new American men." Really, how? If they are not devout believers in Pure Islam (original Islam), how could our little bus campaign "subvert" them and turn them into ................violent jihadists? This is what passes for critical thinking at the Times.
The ads are not for the millions the Times is worried about. If they are indeed "Crèvecoeur’s new American men," they are believers in religious liberty. These ads are for the thousands who are in trouble.
Did the Times do any investigative journalism, like the Washington Times, and speak to former Muslims, or those leaving Islam? No. Here's what the Washington Times found in Detroit, where our ads have been rejected (and where we are suing based on freedom of speech):
A public educator in Dearborn, speaking on the condition of anonymity owing to fear of retribution, said there is a climate of fear in the Detroit area's Muslim community.
"The fear is palpable. I know there are things I am 'not allowed' to say. A discussion of religion with a Muslim person is often prefaced by the statement, 'Dont say anything about the Prophet [Muhammad].' In free society, open and honest conversation is not usually begun by a prohibition. Threats and intimidation are just part of life here."[...]
The Dearborn educator, however, said the ads serve a positive purpose.
"This kind of campaign and Americans support of it could assure these frightened Muslims that they have the rights that every other American has, that they will be protected, not abandoned or exposed to their leaders should they act upon their desire to be free," the teacher said.
Even the NY Times headline is misleading. No one was demonizing the adherents of Islam. The freedom buses were meant to provide information to those in trouble, like victims of spousal abuse, domestic violence, etc.
NEW YORK — They are not exactly ubiquitous, but according to The Daily News, 40 New York City buses are rolling these days with an unusual and, to be frank, dubious advertisement emblazoned on their sides.
“Fatwa on your head?” the ad reads, in a message apparently aimed at Muslims who want to convert to another religion or simply not to be Muslims anymore. “Is your family or community threatening you?”
The ad is promoting a Web site, RefugeFromIslam.com, where, presumably, New York Muslims whose lives have been threatened because they want to convert can turn for help, and the site contains links to other sites with various anti-Islamic purposes. “Muslims Against Sharia,” for example, aims “to educate Muslims about dangers presented by Islamic religious texts and why Islam must be reformed.”[...]
Probably that is not about to change drastically; and yet, those bus ads are a small sign that Islamic extremism and the often intemperate and panicky reaction to it are creating a kind of vicious cycle in which the traditional interethnic truce and live-and-let-live civility of American life could be casualties.
The ads, which, according to The Daily News, will run for a month, were created by a 51-year-old conservative blogger named Pamela Geller, who heads a group called Stop the Islamization of America and sees as its task to expose the supposedly retrograde and repressive nature of Islam itself.
“There ought to be ads also for people who want to leave Islam,” she told The Daily News. “Their lives are threatened.”
Are they? There is no doubt that in any number of Muslim countries, apostasy is indeed a crime punishable by death.
Maybe, in the privacy of Islamic American society, there are similar threats. But certainly Ms. Geller’s various Web sites offer no evidence of them, despite a strenuous effort to do so. The site listed on that bus ad refers vaguely to an “honor killing” that took place 20 years ago in Arizona. It also reprints a news account from 2007 about a Muslim man living in Queens who stabbed his wife to death, a terrible crime, but there is no indication that this particular killing was perpetrated because the wife no longer wanted to be Muslim.
This is deliberately inaccurate. I have an entire category devoted to Islamic honor killings. How dare the NY Times dismiss the lives of these girls, these women away with a wave of their leftist hand. Who are they to determine whose lives matter and whose don't? Liberal fascism.
Rifqa Bary, Christian convert out of Islam, escaped from her devout Muslim household after her father threatened to kill her if she "had this Jesus in her heart." She has been dogged and persecuted by her family's CAIR-appointed attorneys and a sharia-friendly law enforcement 'judicial system.
November 2, 'o9: Noor Almaleki is Dead Run over by her Muslim father for being too "westernized", she lingered for days.
Police in Kingston, Ontario,
charged three Montrealers, Mohammed Shafia, his wife Tooba and their
18-year-old son Hamed with a shocking crime. The trio are accused of
mass murder, the killing of
three of the couple's teenage daughters, including their eldest child,
Zainab, 19, (above left, in a photo taken in 2007 in the United Arab Emirates with her friend
Zubaida Siddique) and Rona Amir Mohammed, a 50-year-old woman who was
Shafia's secret, first wife.
Honor killings on the rise in the West. The media gags itself and throws women under the bus.
The depraved murder Önder B. und Müjde
Feroz Mangal and Khatera Sadiqi were shot by Khatera's brother as they sat in a parked car at the Elmvale Acres shopping plaza .
Gulsen P: GERMANY: HONOR KILLING VICTIM'S FACE "BEATEN BEYOND RECOGNITION"
Aasiya Hassan had her head chopped off by her "moderate" Muslim husband
Sandeela Kanwal, 25, was found dead on her bedroom floor last July. Her father told police he strangled his daughter with a bungee cord because she wanted a divorce.
Morsal Obeidi (stabbed to death 23 times by her
brother - for
"turning away from her family").
Hatin Surucu Germany Muslim brothers gunned her down for adopting Western ways.
Caneze Riaz, 39, and her four daughters, Sayrah, 16, Sophia, 15, Alicia, 10, and Hannah, 3 UK (Muhammad Riaz killed his wife and four daughters by throwing petrol over them as they slept and igniting it.)
Hina Salem Italy ("Mohammed Saleem cut his daughter’s throat because she refused an arranged marriage and instead wanted to integrate into Italian society".)
Methal Dayem, a 22-year-old Cleveland State student, USA.
Sazan Bajez-Abdullah Germany
Rudayena Jemael with her son and killer Salim Israel.
Yones UK (hacked to death)
Burned Alive A Victim of the Law of Men Souad
Ibtihaz Hasoun Israeli Muslim
Fadime Sahindal Sweden
Ghazala Khan Denmark
The killing of Ghazala Khan in Denmark by her brother may be the only instance where an 'honour' killing has been photographed while being perpetrated. This picture was captured on cell phone camera and shows the woman's brother aiming the gun at his sister, lying on the ground. Her fiancee, also seen, was wounded, but survived. The killing was planned by her entire family, and Pakistani taxi drivers were used as spies to spot her and alert her family.
As a 13-year-old girl in Turkey, Rojda was raped, then
forced to marry her
rapist under Islamic law. Her face was mutilated by her "husband's" family
when she refused to prostitute herself after he was imprisoned for raping
Dua Khalil, 17 Iraq
Rim Abu Ghanem 19 (Dr. Suliman Abu Ghanem, a 33-year-old pediatrician at Assaf Harofeh Hospital, who along with his three brothers decided to murder his sister for refusing an arranged marriage) Israel
1/3 of the women murdered in Jordan are a result of Islamic "honor" killing. And yet I could not find one picture of a murdered girl in Jordan.
"It was a brutal scene. One victim's head was nearly cut clean off," an official is quoted as saying. (here)
And the thing is, this is the end - the final act, the culmination of the subjugation, oppression, violent abuse of women in Islam. The terror that precedes the murder is almost unimaginable. Living in fear, every day, living in fear of physical and mental abuse and still, standing up and living their own lives -- only to be murdered for it.
Sabia Rani 19 UK (not only did four members of her husband's family do nothing to help her, they turned a blind eye as he continued the beatings and ultimately murdered the helpless young woman at the house they all shared).
Randa Abdel Qader: Stomped, Suffocated, Stabbed, Dad walks free
Still, even those of us mystified and disturbed by the sway of radical jihadist Islam ought to recognize that, with an infinitesimal number of exceptions, the five million to seven million Muslims estimated to live in the United States have behaved like others of Crèvecoeur’s new American men, more interested in getting ahead in their new country than in nurturing ancient conflicts and prejudices.