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Friday, February 13, 2009

Act

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February 2009

CEA Newsletter
Issue 23

Message from CEA President David Holt
As a new Congress and administration look to confront the historic and related challenges of an economy in peril and millions of Americans out of work, CEA continues to make the case that an “all of the above,” supply-oriented energy strategy remains the best and most immediate way to stimulate our economy, create new jobs, and generate billions in additional revenue...more

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cultural Difference: Jihad Imperatives

http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_south/victorianews/opinion/39418024.html

Now comes Victoria News with a one sided approach to inter-cultural dialog. Google alerted me to the existence of their editorial from which I have quoted a few excerpts out of context with my comments.

EDITORIAL: Conversations about ethnic and cultural differences right way to go

This arises in context of Lorenzo Bouchard's campaign to ban Islam from Canada. He allegedly posted demands for an Islam ban on bulletin boards at a local university. Subsequently, Muslim students claimed to be in fear for their physical safety because of those postings.
Fears about safety have been churned up in the Muslim student community at the University of Victoria recently
Is there any rational basis for those 'fears", or are they the product of paranoia or political expediency? Does Lorenzo Bouchard have a proven history of making or carrying out threats of physical violence? Was there any threatening language in those posters? While those questions remain unanswered, I will presume that the claims of "fears" are the product of political expediency.
There are violent passages in virtually all sacred religious texts, including some that target specific groups and some simply declaring the omnipotence of the god figure.

I am only familiar with Christian & Islamic scripture. Are Buddhists & Hindus engaging in Jihad? Did they perpetrate the attacks at Beslan, London, Madrid or New York? Then why bring up other scriptures?

The fact is that Islam's scripture contains open ended, outcome oriented Jihad imperatives without chronological or geographic limits. I present the text of those ayat as translated by Hilali & Khan, with links to parallel translations and to Ibn Kathir's Tafsir. [Emphasis added.]
  • 8:39. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and polytheism: i.e. worshipping others besides Allâh) and the religion (worship) will all be for Allâh Alone [in the whole of the world ]. But if they cease (worshipping others besides Allâh), then certainly, Allâh is All-Seer of what they do.
  • 9:29. Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allâh, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allâh and His Messenger (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islâm) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
Those are fight...until loops with compound terminal conditions; without time limits. They are not anachronisms. Their revelator prophesied that Jihad would continue until the last day.
  • ...and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist).... Abu Dawud Book 14, Number 2526
The entire world must be conquered, no matter how long it takes, and Muslims will be cursed if they abandon their duty, as made clear in this hadith.
  • Abu Dawud Book 23, Number 3455:

    Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

    I heard the Apostle of Allah, (peace_be_upon_him) say: When you enter into the inah transaction, hold the tails of oxen, are pleased with agriculture, and give up conducting jihad (struggle in the way of Allah). Allah will make disgrace prevail over you, and will not withdraw it until you return to your original religion.

Can you connect the dots?
  • and give up conducting jihad
    • until you return to your original religion
Conducting Jihad is their religion. I do not find in the Christian Gospels any direct equivalent to Islam's Jihad imperative. If you find one, please submit the book chapter & verse.
We must be careful as a society not to encourage the ignorance-based idea that everyone who adheres to a particular faith will interpret those passages the same way.
Muslims are not empowered to interpret their scripture, which includes two types of verses: clear and unclear. The clear verses contain Allah's commands, including those cited above, and his rules, etc. which are to be believed in and implemented. The clear verses do not require interpretation. The meaning of the clear verses has been fixed by scholars, based upon Moe's sunnah. The unclear verses have meanings known only to Allah, and are to be believed but not implemented. To fully comprehend this, you need to read 3:7 and its tafsir.
  • 3:7. It is He Who has sent down to you (Muhammad ) the Book (this Qur'ân). In it are Verses that are entirely clear, they are the foundations of the Book [and those are the Verses of Al-Ahkâm (commandments, etc.), Al-Farâ'id (obligatory duties) and Al-Hudud (legal laws for the punishment of thieves, adulterers, etc.)]; and others not entirely clear. So as for those in whose hearts there is a deviation (from the truth) they follow that which is not entirely clear thereof, seeking Al-Fitnah (polytheism and trials, etc.), and seeking for its hidden meanings, but none knows its hidden meanings save Allâh. And those who are firmly grounded in knowledge say: "We believe in it; the whole of it (clear and unclear Verses) are from our Lord." And none receive admonition except men of understanding. (Tafsir At-Tabarî).
    • ...The Muhkamat are the Ayat that explain the abrogating rulings, the allowed, prohibited, laws, limits, obligations and rulings that should be believed in and implemented. As for the Mutashabihat Ayat, they include the abrogated Ayat, parables, oaths, and what should be believed in, but not implemented.... The Mutashabihat and Muhkamat Ayat
Moe demonstrated the meaning of 8:39 & 9:29 by waging numerous wars, as reported in his sunnah. Follow the links to the hadith cited above and use the links in the left side bar to go up to the next few levels and read the several books of Jihad in the four collections at USC. While Ibn Kathir goes into detail about the orders to fight, other exegetes find them so obvious that no elaboration is required. Examine these examples; note how Maududi goes into great detail about Jizya, but not the order to fight.
The ban Islam campaign also calls for the destruction of the Qur’an, the Islamic holy book. On some levels, that’s like saying we should ban other religions because their holy texts refer to non-believers as heathens who should be destroyed.
Please substantiate this assertion. Lorenzo's petitions* call for Islam to be banned, they do not mention destroying the Qur'an. They also explicitly state the grounds on which Islam should be outlawed.
To: Prime Minister of Canada (Stephen Harper)

IN THE INTEREST OF HUMAN VALUES AND UNIVERSAL LOVE, WE DIRECT THIS PETITION TO OUR PRIME MINISTER,THE HONORABLE STEPHEN HARPER AND ALL MEMBERS OF OUR DEMOCRATIC PARLIAMENT.

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED CANADIAN PETITIONERS, REQUEST A BAN ON THE ORGANIZATION CALLED ISLAM. WE REQUEST THIS BAN DUE TO THE CRIMINAL ACTS OF IT'S FOUNDER, MOHAMMED AND THE KORAN'S DOCTRINES WHICH LEGITIMIZES PAEDOPHILIA, ASSASSINATIONS, THE OPPRESSION OF WOMEN BY SUPPRESSING THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE UTILIZATION OF TERROR AS A WEAPON OF INTIMIDATION AND CONTROL.

Sincerely,

*

But in this day and age, we must be vigilant when individuals or groups with a certain viewpoint threaten – either implicitly or directly – the well-being of others who are minding their own business.
It appears to this reader that your editorial is casting innuendo against Lorenzo Bouchard, accusing him of threatening Muslims. If you have evidence of any threat, why don't you publish it?

The business of Islam; of Muslims is Jihad. Must we be vigilant against those who explicitly threaten our well being? It appears that you have no clue concerning the application of your own expression. I will therefore cite Islamic law, which requires a minimum of one military attack against Dar al-Harb in every year. The following quotes are from Umdat as-Salik. [Book O, Chapter 9.]
O9.1 ...As for subsequent times, there are two possible states in respect to non-Muslims. The first is when they are in their own countries, in which case jihad (def: o9.8) is a communal obligation, and this is what our author is speaking of when he says, "Jihad is a communal obligation," meaning upon the Muslims each year....

O9.8: The Objectives of Jihad

The caliph (o25) makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians (N: provided he has first invited them to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya, def: o11.4) -which is the significance of their paying it, not the money itself-while remaining in their ancestral religions) (O: and the war continues) until they become Muslim or else pay the non-Muslim poll tax (O: in accordance with the word of Allah Most High,

"Fight those who do not believe in Allah and the Last Day and who forbid not what Allah and His messenger have forbidden-who do not practice the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book-until they pay the poll tax out of hand and are humbled" (Koran 9.29),

the time and place for which is before the final descent of Jesus (upon whom be peace). After his final coming, nothing but Islam will be accepted from them, for taking the poll tax is only effective until Jesus' descent (upon him and our Prophet be peace), which is the divinely revealed law of Muhammad. The coming of Jesus does not entail a separate divinely revealed law, for he will rule by the law of Muhammad. As for the Prophet's saying (Allah bless him and give him peace),

"I am the last, there will be no prophet after me,"

this does not contradict the final coming of Jesus (upon whom be peace), since he will not rule according to the Evangel, but as a follower of our Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) ).

When Muslims carry out demonstrations, they frequently display signs urging our decapitation and proclaiming that Islam will conquer and dominate us. What do you say about those threats?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Stimulus Plan: Unhealthy!

Bloomberg published what may be the most important op-ed piece of the year; perhaps the most critical of our life times. If you give a blessing about the availability, quality & cost of medical treatment, you'd blessed well better read Betsy McCaughey's words, ponder them well and ram them down your Congressman's throat with extreme prejudice.

Ruin Your Health With the Obama Stimulus Plan: Betsy McCaughey


Page numbers in the excerpts refer to H.R. 1 EH , the pdf file containing the text of the House version of the Stimulus Bill. Copy the number and enter it in the page number window at the bottom center of the Adobe Reader to go directly to the cited page.
One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and “guide” your doctor’s decisions (442, 446).

Hospitals and doctors that are not “meaningful users” of the new system will face penalties. “Meaningful user” isn’t defined in the bill. That will be left to the HHS secretary, who will be empowered to impose “more stringent measures of meaningful use over time” (511, 518, 540-541)
The author takes great care to explain the consequences of these new policies which were surreptitiously inserted into the Stimulus Bill. The bottom line: the decision about what tests, drugs, surgeries & therapies you and your loved ones receive will not be made by you, nor by your doctors. Those most critical life & death decisions will be made by nameless, faceless bureaucrats with no stake in the outcome. Die, old fart, keeping you alive costs too much; we gotta save Social Security.



‘‘(ii) The utilization of an electronic 1
health record for each person in the United 2
States by 2014. 3
‘‘(iii) The incorporation of privacy and 4
security protections for the electronic ex- 5
change of an individual’s individually iden- 6
tifiable health information. 7
‘‘(iv) Ensuring security methods to 8
ensure appropriate authorization and elec- 9
tronic authentication of health information 10
and specifying technologies or methodolo- 11
gies for rendering health information unus- 12
able, unreadable, or indecipherable.

How useful will those records be if they do not include your complete history? How many interactions with doctors, nurses and hospitals have you had in the last 40 years? How thick is your file? That information will not jump off the pages into a database. Current OCR technology is not capable of sufficient accuracy. Your medical history must be entered by hand, through a keyboard. Someone will be reading all your medical records and typing them in. Your encounters with STD, abortion, accidents, illnesses & conditions will go in through someone's eyes and out through their fingers.

How long will that process take? How much will it cost? Multiply that by 300*106. Then those records must be maintained, and updated every time you see the doctor. That will entail extra data entry labor, which someone must pay for.

To be shared between doctors, pharmacists, hospitals, specialists & bureaucrats, the data must be in a common format and the computers must be networked. Unreadable or indecipherable information won't be of any benefit in deciding your treatment or double checking prescriptions & dosages. Security? Yeah, right. Credit card systems have been breached, what makes anyone think medical databases won't be?

Now is the time to rise up and raise Hell, before the conference committee is selected. Go to congress.org and send an email to your Representative & Senators. Tell those crooks that their vote on HR1 or whatever emerges from the conference committee will determine your next vote. If they vote for the provisions described by Betsy McCaughey, they will never get your vote again, nor the votes of anyone you can influence. Tell them that, regardless of any other provisions or amendments are contained in the bill, you Goddamn well will never accept that egregious usurpation of power.

Don't just say no, say HELL NO!!! Tell your relatives, friends & associates to join the chorus of cursing against the power grabbers. Copy this blog post and paste it into an email to everyone in your address book. Exhort the recipients to forward it.

Our liberties, health & welfare and those of future generations depend on the defeat of this execrable legislation. Rise up, loudly, profanely, obscenely; with extreme contempt and make it happen.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Falestinian Immigration

Now comes Dr. Paul L. Williams, writing at the New Media Journal, asserting that President Obama has issued an executive order to expend up to $20.3*106 for relief to Gazans, including the potential for the immigration of "hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas" who would then be subsidized by our tax dollars.

Thanks to a link at the Infidel Bloggers Alliance, I was able to find the cited Federal Register entry and quote the most relevant part of it here.

I hereby determine, pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the Act, that it is important to the national interest to furnish assistance under the Act in an amount not to exceed $20.3 million from the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs, including by contributions to international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and payment of administrative expenses of Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State, related to humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza.
  • important to the national interest to furnish assistance
In Hell it is. Our national interest is in the complete defeat & destruction of the enemy of Israel, not in easing the well deserved consequences of their genocidal aggression. We have no interest in supporting Israel's attackers.

  • unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs
How could any such 'needs' be unexpected? They or their parents & grandparents have need to get out of there and go home to Egypt & Arabia from whence they came for 60 years. They have been retained or bred in Gaza for the purpose of making war upon Israel.
  • humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza
With the exception of the few remaining Christians in Gaza, at least that portion of them who do not support the campaign of genocide against Israel, the Falestinians are perpetrators, supporters or sympathizers of the violence, not its victims. They voted 70% for Hamas in their most recent election. 68% support terror attacks against Israel. Those statistics are not tokens of innocence!

We already have enough Muslim fifth columnists; we do not need more, particularly Hamas supporters. We don't need them cursing Israel in pro-Hamas demonstrations while sponging off our welfare system. Keep them in place, or send them home, from whence they came before they occupied Israel.

If President Barack Hussein Obama is so blessed concerned about the Falestinians, let him resign and take Vice President Joe Biden with him; let them go to Gaza and minister to the suffering 'victims' of the blow back from Islamic aggression. It is their interest, not ours the Obama administration has at heart. Perhaps Obama & Biden can convert the Falestinians to Christianity and organize them to revolt against their Hamas slave masters.