Wednesday, September 27, 2006

We Call it the Ramadan Shuffle

For the third night in a row, Ramadan rioting has been the favoured activity of muslim immigrants in the capital of Europe, Brussels. The youths can apparently not imagine a more appropriate means of celebrating the holy month of Ramadan.

The riots centered on the Brussels Marollen quarter and the area near the Midi Train Station, where the international trains from London and Paris arrive. Youths threw stones at passing people and cars, windows of parked cars were smashed, bus shelters were demolished, cars were set ablaze, a youth club was arsoned and a shop was looted. Two molotov cocktails were thrown into St.Peter’s hospital, one of the main hospitals of central Brussels.

....The immigrant youths claim that they are upset by the death of Fay├žal Chaaban, a 25-year old criminal, in a Brussels prison last Sunday.

....The authorities are especially nervous since the Belgian municipal elections are being held on Sunday October 8th. It is likely that the elections will be won by anti-immigrant, “islamophobic” parties.

Yes, I would consider it likely that anti-immigrant parties would win many elections after all this rioting, as long as the polls close before the end of that day's fast. Otherwise a massacre of the voters and burning of the polls might take place.

Will the late Oriana Fallaci's predictions of the now and future "Eurabia" (Europe as the Gaza Strip) be proven sadly true? Far more likely than a global warming catastrophe, I warrant you, but far less likely to make the news in North America.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

A Partial Unveiling of Islam

Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam: Author interview. Robert Spencer answers questions about his scrupulously researched expose.

The Lighter Side of Jihadi and Leftist Lunacy

For those who cannot help but pause in amused disbelief at the latest antics of moonbats and jihadis, this website is custom made for the comic relief that helps relatively sane people maintain their sanity in a patently insane world.

With satirical features designed to highlight the humour contained within the absurdity, The People's Cube allows readers to achieve a more expansive mental state in spite of themselves. Highly recommended.

Friday, September 22, 2006

The Ant Bully: Introduction to Anthill Socialism

Now even toddlers can learn about politically correct social justice! They are never too young for indoctrination into the collective, comrade.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Role-Playing Islam in Schools--Stop Pussy-Footing And go Hard Core!

There are some public school districts inside the US that have implemented a 3-week program of Islamic role-playing, as a way of teaching american students about other cultures. But in the truest traditions of multiculturalism, they watered Islam down into an inoffensive, wimpish, unrecognizable sissy-culture that has nothing to do with the real world.

The 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco ruled that muslim role-playing exercises in tax funded schools are okay:

In a recent federal decision that got surprisingly little press, even from conservative talk radio, California's 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled it's OK to put public-school kids through Muslim role-playing exercises, including:

Reciting aloud Muslim prayers that begin with "In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful . . . ."

Memorizing the Muslim profession of faith: "Allah is the only true God and Muhammad is his messenger."

Chanting "Praise be to Allah" in response to teacher prompts.

Professing as "true" the Muslim belief that "The Holy Quran is God's word."

Giving up candy and TV to demonstrate Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting.

Designing prayer rugs, taking an Arabic name and essentially "becoming a Muslim" for two full weeks.

Parents of seventh-graders, who after 9-11 were taught the pro-Islamic lessons as part of California's world history curriculum, sued under the First Amendment ban on religious establishment. They argued, reasonably, that the government was promoting Islam.

But a federal judge appointed by President Clinton told them in so many words to get over it, that the state was merely teaching kids about another "culture."

So the parents appealed. Unfortunately, the most left-wing court in the land got their case. The 9th Circuit, which previously ruled in favor of an atheist who filed suit against the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, upheld the lower court ruling.

The decision is a major victory for the multiculturalists and Islamic apologists in California and across the country who've never met a culture or religion they didn't like — with the exception of Western civilization and Christianity. They are legally in the clear to indoctrinate kids into the "peaceful" and "tolerant" religion of Islam, while continuing to denigrate Judeo-Christian values.

The pathetically diluted form of "Islam" presented to school children said nothing about it being okay to rape girls who do not wear the hijab. The absurdly unrealistic "role-playing" did not include honour killings or shahid suicide bombings of civilian women and children. Somehow they forgot to teach the children about going away to Iran, Syria, or Pakistan to learn terrorist tactics, or ways of betraying your fellow american citizens to a supremacist, alien culture.

Why did the public school system's particular style of role-playing choose to omit some of the most salient aspects of the most expansive forms of Islam in existence at this time? Why not role-play a "consciousness raising session" where the masses are driven to a homicidal frenzy over a few cartoons? Why not teach Sharia in its pure and undiluted form? Were they afraid that genuine exposure to a foreign culture would not fit into "multicultural ideals?"

Why not role-play a school fire where religious policemen forbid the girls from leaving the burning building because they were not properly attired for public viewing--resulting in the burning deaths of several girls? Why not role-play a child caught shoplifting candy and given a sentence of hand amputation for the crime? Why not role-play a girl's honour killing for innocently talking to a boy in public who is not a family member? Why not simulate a child walking into a pizza shop full of civilian teenage boys and girls, and blowing himself up and killing dozens and wounding dozens more? Why not role-play a thirteen year old girl being married to a much older cousin for economic reasons, and being taught to submit to her husband in all things.What is the problem with accurate depiction of a death-worshiping culture, if you are going to teach multiculturalism? Why not get real--go hard core?

What would the 9th Circuit Court say about a role-playing exercise that follows the reality of the death-loving culture much more closely? What would most school districts in the US say about such an exercise?

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

A Modest Proposal: A Day Under Islam

Most school children in the western world have little direct knowledge of what a life under Islam would be like. Since it is impractical to send western school children to an Islamic country such as Saudi Arabia or Iran, to experience living under Islam directly, I submit that it would be highly beneficial to these children to enact "A Day Under Islam."

Saudi Arabia and Iran are the appropriate models for Islam, being both the leading proponents for the particular sect of Islam each is known for, and also being the two nations that spend the most money to propagate their own brands of expansive Islam to other parts of the world.

Here is how "A Day Under Islam" would work:

1. Girls and boys would be separated, with a partition erected between the girls' and boys' sections of the classroom.

2. Girls would be appropriately dressed, with hijab, and instructed on proper modest behaviour expected from females under Islam. Instruction in math and sciences, as well as any instruction about the outer world, would be curtailed in favour of religious instruction into the proper behaviour of girls and young women.

3. Boys would likewise be instructed on proper allegiance to Islam above all other factors. Instruction in math and science would be curtailed, and all instruction dealing with history, social science, and other subjects, would be taught through the prism of Islamic rules and teachings.

4. Girls would be instructed that their highest goal is to submit to their husbands in everything. They would be taught to expect spousal beatings as a normal part of marriage, and not to complain.

5. Boys would be instructed in their stewardship over women and children, and the need for their families--particularly the women--to submit to them.

6. Boys would be taught that martyrdom is the ultimate service to Allah, and to Islam. The beauty of martyrdom is emphasised together with the rewards that come to the shahid (martyr).

7. Girls will be taught not to talk to boys who are not members of their close family. The penalty for fraternisation with outside males is severe, and may include death by the hand of family members.

8. Boys are taught that homosexuals should be killed, and women and girls who bring dishonour to their families should be killed.

9. Boys will be taught that the laws of civil society are not to be obeyed unless there is no conflict with the extended rules and laws of Sharia, and other customs of Islam and arab/Iranian tribal custom.

10. Girls are taught to submit to their fathers in all things, and not to speak of what their fathers or brothers may do to them, except to their father or mother--and that at the risk of bringing dishonour to their family--insuring their own deaths.

Below is a list of rules that restrict a woman's behaviour in Islam:

1- Complete ban on women's work outside the home, which also applies to female teachers, engineers and most professionals. Only a few female doctors and nurses are allowed to work in some hospitals in Kabul.

2- Complete ban on women's activity outside the home unless accompanied by a mahram (close male relative such as a father, brother or husband).

3- Ban on women dealing with male shopkeepers.

4- Ban on women being treated by male doctors.

5- Ban on women studying at schools, universities or any other educational institution. (Taliban have converted girls' schools into religious seminaries.)

6- Requirement that women wear a long veil (Burqa), which covers them from head to toe.

7- Whipping, beating and verbal abuse of women not clothed in accordance with Taliban rules, or of women unaccompanied by a mahram.

8- Whipping of women in public for having non-covered ankles.

9- Public stoning of women accused of having sex outside marriage. (A number of lovers are stoned to death under this rule).

10- Ban on the use of cosmetics. (Many women with painted nails have had fingers cut off).

11- Ban on women talking or shaking hands with non-mahram males.

12- Ban on women laughing loudly. (No stranger should hear a woman's voice).

13- Ban on women wearing high heel shoes, which would produce sound while walking. (A man must not hear a woman's footsteps.)

14- Ban on women riding in a taxi without a mahram.

15- Ban on women's presence in radio, television or public gatherings of any kind.

16- Ban on women playing sports or entering a sport center or club.

17- Ban on women riding bicycles or motorcycles, even with their mahrams.

18- Ban on women's wearing brightly colored clothes. In Taliban terms, these are "sexually attracting colors."

19- Ban on women gathering for festive occasions such as the Eids, or for any recreational purpose.

20- Ban on women washing clothes next to rivers or in a public place.

21- Modification of all place names including the word "women." For example, "women's garden" has been renamed "spring garden".

22- Ban on women appearing on the balconies of their apartments or houses.

23- Compulsory painting of all windows, so women can not be seen from outside their homes.

24- Ban on male tailors taking women's measurements or sewing women's clothes.

25- Ban on female public baths.

26- Ban on males and females traveling on the same bus. Public buses have now been designated "males only" (or "females only").

27- Ban on flared (wide) pant-legs, even under a burqa.

28- Ban on the photographing or filming of women.

29- Ban on women's pictures printed in newspapers and books, or hung on the walls of houses and shops.

Here are some divorce rules:
* The husband can divorce his wife whenever he wants, if the marriage is consumed, the divorced woman has to stay three months at the man's house before having the authorization to leave. The man has the ability to retract by having sex within these three months.
* The woman who desires to be divorced needs the consent of her husband, if he consents she has to pay back the dowry.
* Under certain circumstances (abused...), the wife may ask the judge to separate the couple.
* If a man divorces his wife three times, he can no longer marry her again unless she marries with another man and then divorces.

Here is some further information on the raising of girls within Islam:

Girls in Islamic communities are brought up in a way that they would clearly know their place in the family and in society. They must be taught from the very young age that they are inferior; that they must obey their male guardians and that they must keep their beauties hidden behind the veil until a man buys the license to use them. The most effective and visual way of doing this is by forcing young girls to wear the Islamic Hijab (veil) which is not only conveying the required message, but also hinders physical movements and naturally calms the young girl down and teaches them to behave like proper Muslim women.

....The long dresses and scarves deprive the skin and hair from the sun and air and will cause skin problems and hair damage. Alopecia and skull itch is very common among women and girls who have to wear veil for long hours. Wearing scarf is particularly uncomfortable for young girls as the scarf pulls the hair with each movement of the head and irritates the child. In the hot summer days wearing a scarf means loads of sweating and uneasiness. Children will loose their interest in playing after a wile as it is not fun running around in heavy long clothing and sweating under a scarf. Grown women under the pressure of being caged inside a moving prison day after day, will grow depressed and unnerved. In addition to the above is the fact that the Islamic teaching discourages girls and women to laugh loudly and to dance in public and listen to music and to sing. A girls giggle or laugh may arouse a man and make him commit a sin. So a proper Muslim girl is taught to laugh covering her mouth and trying hard not to be heard. Laughing and playing and music and dancing are all the elements of a happy, cheerful life and without them or with such restrictions for having them, life would be a dull,
depressing and gloomy thing. Depression is a deniable fact in the lives of many young girls, who live under such restrictions. In Iran the percentage of suicides among young girls is very high. Many teenage girls, who don’t see a way out of their prison, are burning themselves every year.

....A young girl is brought up dreading sex. They put veil on her to (in their own view) save her from rape and sexual harassment. They tell her to be careful, to cover herself and not to do anything to attract men’s attention. Sex is considered a sin and women are usually taken responsible in rape cases, if a woman dares to speak out against it. Women’s feelings in this respect are completely ignored, they are not allowed to talk about their feelings, and they are not asked if they want to have sex or not, they are not told in many cases what is sex and how a human’s sexual system works. Purity and modesty discourages young women to talk about it.

According to Islamic culture man is the one who seeks and gets pleasure from sex. Women are told by Qoran and the Islamic Hadith to obey their husbands and go to him whenever he wishes so. There are several verses in Qoran about women being only a filed for men and that they will go to hell if they did not fulfil their husband’s sexual needs. Young women, who have hardly experienced any pleasure from their sexual intercourse, do grow weary, disappointed, bitter and unhappy about it. They get frequent lower abdomen pain after none pleasurable sexual intercourse, and develop constant back problems. They will soon loos any interest in sex and try to retire from a very young age. They find excuses like, children and house work to get away with sex. One of the main reasons given by the Islamic writers in favour of men polygamy in Islam is that women grow old much sooner than men and they loose their sexual interest because of child rearing, and will not be able to provide for their husbands sexual needs.

Here is another look at the alien world behind the veil:

Of course, in a cultural environment where women are undermined, not to say considered as second rate citizens or even dangerous to the dominant male, the temptation to rape as a result to “ provocation “ is great. Female “provocation” in the Muslim society is usually a definition for the mildest behavior. Smiling, singing, talking, being alone for one minute in the same room as the rapist, having answered a question in an inappropriate way, wearing clothes which are not strictly in obedience with what is locally considered as the Muslim rules, all of these innocent behaviors are seen as a misconduct authorizing “revenge.”

In a society where sex is absolutely forbidden, taboo, and where separation between males and females is absolute, where in most cases marriages are not the result of love but of a financial arrangement between two families, the sensual or erotic aspect of any relationship between genders is, de-facto, suspicious, considered evil, and therefore an act of aggression. Sexual “revenge”, containing violence, can be naturally considered as the automatic answer to the “ provocations “ described above, and this for two reasons.

In Muslim society the male is dominant and almighty since he is made after God, when women have been created as a necessary evil to tempt males. In other words, the female body is the closest thing to the Devil, something which has to be dominated as a proof a faith. We go back to the sacrifice of Eros to Thanatos, as one of the basic sacrifices of all monotheisms, where, since the origins of the Bible, first inspiration to the Koran, women have been the carriers of the original sin.

In such a pattern, a male will not only consider any suspect behavior, including the mildest one, as an evil temptation, but he might look forward to experiencing one, as a religious challenge. Whatever will happen then won’t be the result of his own will, but he believes in having received absolution in advance for an act that, he knows, is against his own religion. During these minutes of deception and absolute power, he is not abusing a woman but fighting the Devil inside.

Of course, primitive chauvinism is the second reason. Again, since males in chauvinist societies are deprived of all natural pleasures resulting from what we consider a normal relationship between men and women, beside sexual ones, the level of frustration is very high and the fear of impotency even higher. A male tempted must react. The automatic result to frustration and fear is usually violence. In this case, sexual violence.

It should not be too difficult for educators to develop the enactment of "A Day Under Islam," using the information above. Experiencing such an alien viewpoint firsthand should be of immense benefit to both girls and boys. Too many western girls, in particular, have married muslim men--not knowing what to expect--and ended with bitter custody battles, with children kidnapped and removed to Saudi Arabia or other muslim countries under Sharia, out of reach of modern law.

If one young woman can learn the amazing reality of the treatment of females under Islam, and avoid making a foolish mistake, the entire exercise would have been well worth the time and effort.