Saturday, March 05, 2005

Once you go Muslim, you can never go back

Apostasy - Abandonment of one's religious faith, a political party, one's principles, or a cause.
Apostasy under Islamic law is punishable by death. It takes no effort whatsoever to become a Muslim, but like Hotel California, you can never leave.
Assuming that the individual:
  • Openly rejects Islam, and
  • Has made this decision freely and without coercion, and
  • Is aware of the nature of his/her statements, and
  • The apostate is an adult
then the penalty prescribed by Shari'a (Islamic) law is execution for men and life imprisonment for women.
(Read more here)

This is not really news for anyone even slightly interested in Islam, or even if you happen to live in W-Europe.

But what few people know is that Islam prescribes the same attitude towards lands it has conquered. Examples of this are Bosnia, where - after the breaking up of former Yugoslavia - Muslims from all over the world came to fight against the infidels. Remember that it was only late in the 19th century that the Turks were driven from the European heartland, less than 130 years ago. Land that is conquered by Islam and then lost again will always remain 'Dar al-Harb', domain of war, as opposed to the domain of Islam.

Spain was liberated from Islam by the Reconquista about 500 years ago. But the descendants of the Muslims that were driven out after centuries of occupation still commemorate the 'mass exodus' as can be read at MEMRI:
After more than five centuries, Muslims of Al-Andalus (now Spain) still mark every year in anguish the mass exodus of their ancestors by Spanish authorities to North Africa.
They're still angry over being kicked out of lands where they didn't belong. And they demand an apology:
In 2002, Hakim sent a message, inked by an elite of Moriscos, to Spanish King Juan Carlos asking for a public apology to the descendants.

The message, however, fell on deaf ears.

Hakim; nevertheless, sent another message to the king, asking him to explain why he rejected his call while he apologized to the Jews in a visit to Israel in 1992 for the mass exodus from Al-Andalus.

I think because we don't have a powerful lobby like the Jews, who make the best use of the past to get financial gains, Hakim said.

But the Muslims only want a moral compensation and that's why, ironically, Spain is adamant, he added.
Of course the Jews have to be dragged in. Few organizations have been more ruthless at persecuting Jews than the Spanish Inquisition, as practicing Judaism was illegal. But not as illegal as subjugating the major part of the Iberian peninsula and forcing everyone to convert. It seems obvious that these are tresspasses of slightly different order, but then, no Muslim has ever been accused of a sense of proportion.

Anyway. I guess the title of the land belongs to those who keep it. Spain belonged to the Muslims while they had the power to hold on to it, and keep the Christians at bay. The Spanish may have had a legitimate claim to the land, but only when they had the armies to back that claim up did Spain become theirs again.

The Jews have the oldest claim to what is now Israel. But they were driven off, and no one was going to help them regain it. Now it is theirs again. The only way the Arabs are getting it from them is if they give it away. And it seems the Jews have every intention of doing so.

Count on the Jews to find novel ways of doing things.

Friday, March 04, 2005

Ring a bell?

Don't you love Dilbert?

I believe Ken Livingstone should be shot

He must be feeling strong, safe, invulnerable even, after what he did and got away with, comparing a Jewish newspaper reporter to an Auschwitz campguard. So now this:
...he accused Israel of spreading misinformation about the scale of anti-semitism in Europe, and seeking to silence critics by calling them anti-semitic.

Mr Livingstone said: "Israel's expansion includes ethnic cleansing. Palestinians who had lived in that land for centuries were driven out by systematic violence and terror aimed at ethnically cleansing what became a large part of the Israeli state."

He added: "Today the Israeli government continues seizures of Palestinian land for settlements, military incursions into surrounding countries and denial of the right of Palestinians expelled by terror to return.

"Ariel Sharon, Israel's prime minister, is a war criminal who should be in prison not in office. Israel's own Kahan commission found that Sharon shared responsibility for the Sabra and Shatila [Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut] massacre."
The full interview with the Guardian is found here:
...I opposed Israel's illegal invasion of Lebanon, culminating in the massacres at the Palestinian camps of Sabra and Shatila. The board also opposed my involvement in the successful campaign in 1982 to convince the Labour party to recognise the PLO as the legitimate voice of the Palestinian people.
In Shabra and Shatilla, Arabs murdered Arabs on a grand scale. As they are wont to do, and have done in Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq/Iran. The victims in the refugee camps belonged to the same group (the PLO) that had been doing the oppressing and murdering in Lebanon until Israel chased them out of there.

As for Red Ken recognizing the PLO as the 'legitimate voice of the Palestinian people', well, that says it all. Both about Livingstone and about the PLO.
Sharon continues to organise terror. More than three times as many Palestinians as Israelis have been killed in the present conflict. There are more than 7,000 Palestinians in Israel's jails.
'More than three times as many Palestinians as Israelis have been killed in the present conflict.' Almost all of the Palestinians killed were combatants. 'Fighters', terrorists or their leaders. Almost all of the Israeli's killed were civilians. Many were children, deliberately targeted. Moral equivalence Ken, good one. As for putting them in jail, well, what would you do with those targeting your women and children for death?
To obscure these truths, those around Israel's present government have resorted to demonisation. Initial targets were Palestinians, and have now become Muslims. Take the Middle East Media Research Institute, run by a former colonel in Israeli military intelligence, which poses as a source of objective information but in reality selectively translates material from Arabic and presents Muslims and Arabs in the worst possible light.
Demonisation. How evil of Israeli citizens to translate what Arabs say in their various media. Selectively or no (and there are plenty of articles about Arabs wishing for peace with Israel, or reforms in the Arab nation), I dare anyone to find a lie on MEMRI. But the truth hurts Ken and the useful idiots like him. It also exposes the "there's a Jewish conspiracy going on" mindset of this vile piece of shit.

So I repeat: Ken should be shot. In the head.

Monday, February 28, 2005

So sad (but so true)

Louis Rene Beres of WorldNetDaily has this terrible piece on Israel's present course. It is is terrible because the course is terrible, and becaus the end result will be terrible. All the more so because it never needed to be.
Incomprehensibly, a prime minister of Israel still codifies PLO-PA-Fatah's jihad-centered rule over essential and expanding sectors of the Jewish state. Yet, Holocaust denier Mahmoud Abbas was mentored by Yasser Arafat, and "Arafat" – in the plain spoken words of Gustav Hendrikssen, professor emeritus of Bible Studies at Sweden's Uppsala University – "is the heir of Hitler, and the Palestinian Covenant [even after its alleged 'amendation'] is a more disgusting document than the Nuremberg laws."

Significantly, when this self-described "aged and bitter Gentile" recalled his reactions to awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to "one of the most despicable figures in our century," he saw in that event the drama not of tragedy, but of farce: "When I saw the prime minister of Israel and its foreign minister standing next to this murderous clown," says professor Hendrikssen, speaking of Rabin and Peres, "I had to think again about the meaning of the term 'friend of Israel.'"
Israel is self-destructing. As Beres says, 5 consecutive prime ministers have all followed this same doomed course.
For the Jews of present-day Israel, the Israel Defense Forces must stride toward disaster – not to fulfill an historic inevitability, but because its current leadership remains too blind to understand where it is "finally" going. Fawning upon their own doom, Israel's warriors cannot recognize that the spheres of reason, order and justice are terribly limited, or that George W. Bush cannot /will not save them.

Israel would be ennobled if its impending disasters were the creation of divine spite or injustice – its fall would then be authentically tragic – but this is not what is coming to pass. Rather than expecting to be hallowed as it passes through flame, the Jewish state will merely be burned and dismantled as it is transformed into "Palestine." In the final moments, if the prime minister refuses to change course, there will be no fusion of grief and joy, of lament and rejoicing – a fusion characteristic of tragedy – but only a great and confused sadness that what had brought down the Third Temple Commonwealth were the avoidable complicities of a foolish prime minister.
Poetic. And excruciating.