Islam: Media Lias: Political Correctness Deceit: Multiculturalism: Racism: Australia: And so today, as we fearfully walk along not willing to make of ourselves hypocrites by reneging on some of our highbrow social agendas, we have begun the slide into a madness that first commences with our refusal to see what is clearly before our eyes and to hear what is clearly spoken in our ears, and which then rushes headlong into blatant hypocrisy that self justifies by the slimmest of threads. "There is a kind of conspiracy not to punish the criminals. Hundreds of Palestinians were killed in the recent struggle between Fatah and Hamas - Who will punish those who gave the orders - Who will punish those who committed [the crimes] - Who will punish the people who remained silent...?"
And so today, as we fearfully walk along not willing to make of ourselves hypocrites by reneging on some of our highbrow social agendas, we have begun the slide into a madness that first commences with our refusal to see what is clearly before our eyes and to hear what is clearly spoken in our ears, and which then rushes headlong into blatant hypocrisy that self justifies by the slimmest of threads.
This article is somewhat of an extension of that article because it just takes a brief look at some online newspaper reports over the last two weeks in relation to Islam and the Arab world.
AUSTRALIA has lost patience with Mufti Sheik Taj al-Din al-Hilali and he should think about somewhere else to live, Immigration Minister Kekin Andrews says.
"The mufti of Australia has called on the Islamic world to stand in the trenches with the Islamic Republic of Iran which possesses the might and the power," the Iranian Alalam News reported in Arabic on its website on Saturday.
But Mr Andrews' spokeswoman said there were no grounds for cancelling the Muslim leader's citizenship.
Sheik Hilali was granted citizenship by the Labor government in 1990 after political intervention by former prime minister Paul Keating to prevent his deportation.
Several Islamic community leaders recently said that Sheik Hilali did not represent their views.
Is this really what Multiculturalism and Political Correctness defends?
A PAKISTANI mullah has set up a Taliban-style Islamic court at his mosque in the capital and pledged "tens of thousands" of suicide attacks if the government tries to shut it down.
As bearded supporters shouted slogans, Aziz also gave the government a one-month deadline to close what he called brothels, gambling dens and secret alcohol outlets "or our own male students will complete the task".
About 600 human rights activists marched in Islamabad yesterday to urge the government to stop the mosque and its students "harassing and terrorising ordinary citizens of Pakistan in the name of Islam".
Is it just we Western Dogs who suffer at the hand of Islamic Extremists?
Some Imams incite to kill women, beat children by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook
Dr. Nadir Sa'id, director of Development Studies at Bir Zeit University:
"The message to Palestinian children is that if you use violence...you can achieve influence and you can achieve rule."
"A whole generation was raised on the denial of the 'other' and erasing him completely, and to the possibility of killing him without any restraint or problem.?
"There are Imams who incite to killing: killing of women, beating children, killing the 'other.'"
"What happened in Palestine in the last years is speech incitement of the highest degree. Violence speech of the highest degree in mosques, and occasionally in the media, from many politicians."
There is no denying that crime, in general, needs environmental conditions, and especially environmental conditions of violence and environmental conditions of incitement speech."
"There is a kind of conspiracy not to punish the criminals. Hundreds of Palestinians were killed in the recent struggle between Fatah and Hamas - Who will punish those who gave the orders - Who will punish those who committed [the crimes] - Who will punish the people who remained silent...?"
"The next government [of Hamas with Fatah] is a crime against Palestinian society."
"The prime minister and many of the ministers and security apparatuses are the ones who eased and facilitated the killing of hundreds of Palestinians."
"Who will punish those who caused the killing of these children, these women, these men this is a political crime of the highest level.
Palestinian Authority officials on Thursday expressed fear that the United Nations may formally declare the Gaza Strip a dangerous zone - a move that would result in the evacuation of the remaining foreign nationals from the area and drastically hamper international humanitarian aid to the Palestinians.
"The Gaza Strip is full of thugs and gangsters who are responsible for the ongoing anarchy. Soon the Gaza Strip may be declared a dangerous zone, which means that all international organizations would have to leave."
Muhammad Dahlan, who was recently appointed PA National Security Adviser, said it was time to admit that a "curse has hit" the Gaza Strip. "Anyone who does not admit that there's a curse in the Gaza Strip does not know what he's talking about," he said.
Is this the same United Nations who blames Israel for everything in Gaza?
Do the United Nations staff fear for their lives in Israel?
Khaled Abu Toameh, An Arab Israeli: a unique voice of straightforward reporting from the West Bank and Gaza.
Just BenDedek's Opinion
I just find it incredible that there are so many politically correct (Non-Muslim) people out there whose ideological agenda does not permit them to see the potential danger that Islam poses to Western Countries. Islam 'is and of itself' nothing to fear as a religion. In fact, we could do with more Islamic social and moral values in western society.
But the fact is that in the hands of violent and racist people, namely fundamentalists, (whether politically or religiously motivated) Islam is forcing itself upon us in our daily thoughts and lives, because of the stupidity of Politically correct types who can't abide commonsense when that commensense challenges Politically Correct ideology. In that respect, such people and their Political Correctness are fundamentalists themselves; caring not a whit nor a whim for the values or safety of others. (I am aware that all Politically Correct types are not fundamentalists.)
Many Muslims bring with them particular social customs that do not necesssarily represent the religion called Islam, but within which they might find justification. Is it right to push multiculturalism to the extreme that we allow such foreign culture to flourish in our midst? (Female Genital Mutilation? Forced Marriages? Beating of Wives? Killing of Homosexuals and Adulterers?)
I've asked many times before; 'Who is it that decides what is acceptable and not in Ethnic culture?' Who does make that decision? And are not such people (Government types and social activists) discriminatory in the extreme to insist that they be the arbiters of which parts of Ethnic cultures we permit and which we do not? If we love Ethnic Culture so much, why do we legislate against certain aspects of it? Just because legislators approve/disapprove of some aspects of foreign culture does not mean the rest of us do/don't!
We in the west are a stupid lot! We are really quite self-righteous and smug within our technologically superior ultra modern, highly educated and liberal environments. We actually think that other cultures give a damn about our politically correct sense of justice, equality and fraternity! It's not until you live in a foreign environment that you realise that "You are not one of us, unless you are like us; and if you are not one of us, you are nothing!"
Compare the two sides of the Northern Ireland conflict; look at the Serbs and Croats; looks at the Protestant / Catholic attitudes before Vatican II; look at the Born Again / not Born again Christian attitudes; for that matter the libertarian / Christian attitude; look at the Ultraorthodox Jewish and reform Jewish; look at the Divisions in Islam; look at the deaths in Iraq - Iraqi murdering Iraqi; Muslim murdering Muslim.
Those who believe that they are the chosen, have an inherent right to fight the good fight. For many however, that fight is not just the good fight of faith. It is the real fight of bombs and bloodshed; of victim and victor; of conqueror and defeated. It's far more than an airy fairy ideology, thrashed out and defended over a mochaccino in the nearest yuppie coffee shop/salon.
We claim to love democracy and freedom and yet sometimes we virtually support terror and death in the name of ideological principles that easily self justify because neither those principles nor we ourselves ever actually experience the pain and suffering that our ideology ultimately legitimizes.
We in the west need not only to decide what type of world we want to live in, but what we want our own specific national culture to be like in a hundred years; and we need to honestly examine the likelihood of such an outcome. If we, through fear of compromising our ideologies, continue to allow people like the abovementioned sheikh to continue to undermine our way of life; our security; and the integration process that migrants should undergo, we will one day end up living in a country that has become totally unrecognisable.
My own particular family (as well as my extended family on both Parents side) is Multi-Coloured; Multi-Ethnic and Multi-Religious (including Muslims), but we are all proud to be Australian. If another country, or an antithetical culture took first place in our hearts, then we would be unworthy to be called Australian.
I know what Australian culture used to be; I think I know what it is; I'm not sure what it is going to become; and I hope to be dead before it becomes something I would despise. I personally would like to do away with Politically correct Multiculturalism and return to the good old "Give 'em a fair go yer mug!" attitude of yesteryear. The past of course is gone, but at least we needn't commit cultural suicide by being too afraid to stand up and clearly state what we do and don't like about other people or their cultures.
Can we at least return to a time when we could 'speak our piece' and 'wear our hearts on our sleeves'? without being guilty of breaking the law?
Even as PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal prepared to meet in Egypt to discuss political cooperation, inter-Palestinian violence raged throughout the Gaza Strip on Monday night, leaving a Palestinian boy dead and at least seven other residents wounded. The 12-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet during a gang firefight that erupted near his home. Elsewhere, armed Palestinians shot at a pharmacist and his son, wounding them, and then stole their car.
Note: I can't quote the whole article - but go read it. Very Interesting.
Also Take a look at www.pmw.org.il April 23, 2007 the Jewish faith does not wish for peace nor stability, since it is a faith that is based on murder: I kill, therefore I am - Israel is based only on blood and murder in order to exist, and it will disappear, with Allah's will, through blood and Shahids [martyrs]." [Al-Risalah, Hamas, April 12, 2007]
Asa-el: There is an inversion here. My father, who is also a Holocaust survivor, said sometime after Six Day War that the goyim were fine with giving us the state when they felt guilty after the Holocaust. They never intended for it to be a strong one. '67 suddenly connoted Jewishness with power.
Klein-Halevi: Israel, in becoming powerful, deprived Diaspora Jews of the identity of victim just at the time when America and Europe were embracing the victim as the ultimate positive identity. And what we are seeing now, a distancing among a large segment of liberal and left-wing Diaspora Jews, is a reaction to this outbreak of Israeli power in '67?
what could one expect from a committee created by the ineptly titled UN Human Rights Council, which is dominated by rogue regimes like Iran, Syria, Somalia, Libya, Cuba and Liberia? Some of the leaders of the member-states would qualify as candidates for prosecution as war criminals. The council's principal common denominator remains an obsessive hatred of Israel, which they condemn more frequently than all the other 191 member-states combined.
In fact, since its inception in 2006, 26 of the 32 resolutions condemning human rights violations passed by the council were directed against Israel. It should also be noted that this UN "human rights" body declined to investigate the monstrous brutalities inflicted on civilian populations in Chechnya, Sri Lanka and Sudan. Indeed it went so far as to bizarrely thank the Sudanese government, the perpetrators of the Darfur massacres, for its "cooperation."
If Zbigniew Brzezinski had his way, the US would go to war against Israel to defend Iran's nuclear installations.
Brzezinski has long distinguished himself as one of the most outspoken Israel-haters in polite circles in Washington. Under normal circumstances, his remarks could be laughed off as the ravings of a garden variety anti-Semite. But these are not normal circumstances. Brzezinski served as a senior foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign, and his views are not terribly out of place among Obama's senior advisers in the White House.
In an interview in 2002, Samantha Powers, who serves as a senior member of Obama's national security council, effectively called for the US to invade Israel in support of the Palestinians.
The fact of the matter is that Brzezinski's view is in line with the general disposition of Obama's foreign policy. Since entering office, Obama has struck a hard-line position against Israel while adopting a soft, even apologetic line toward Iran and its allies.
As for the Obama administration, since entering office in January it has abandoned US support for democracy activists throughout the world, in favor of a policy of pure appeasement of US adversaries at the expense of US allies. In keeping with this policy, President Barack Obama paid a preening visit to Ankara where he effectively endorsed the Islamization of Turkish foreign policy that has moved the NATO member into the arms of Teheran's mullahs. Taken together, the actions of the Bush and Obama White Houses have demoralized Westernized Turks, who now believe that their country is doomed to descend into the depths of Islamist extremism. As many see it, if they wish to remain in Turkey, their only recourse is to join the Islamist camp and add their voices to the rising chorus of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism sweeping the country.
I think it is time for us to realise that there is something going on in the United Nations that is working within an agenda far removed from Democratic Principles and Personal Freedoms that we expect.
Re: Fort Hood Massacre I invite readers to think about the educators of our "politically correct" or non-judgmental media, because the core of the problem consists not in cowardly or obfuscating journalists but rather the universities that educated them.
We boast of these universities, even though they produce so many moral idiots. I mean men and women stultified by the academic doctrine of moral or cultural relativism. Because it is this doctrine that prompts "politically correct" fools to hire Muslims to serve on US military bases.
The social engineering of society, to accommodate 'ideological agendas' which sound so great, usually fall victim to 'The Law of Unintended Consequences'.
But when the 'rights' of ideologues, social engineers and political activists start impinging on our personal and traditional identity; which is to say, 'our national culture', then it is time to sit back and say 'enough!
We really do need to pay more attention to how our own minds operate, and how we are both consciously and subconsciously effected by Media Propaganda.
It's very easy to 'take sides' in an issue, and it is very easy to be persuaded of a cause, but at the end of the day, unless it is our specific purpose to blind ourselves to the truth, it is encumbent upon us to do our best to look at every situation from as many persepectives as possible...to make sure that we are not 'obsessive and compulsive' in our political and social judgements.
Is it possible that we and our kids are living in a state of 'stupor', controlled by external forces that seek to mould us to their wills? Does the media and do the Universities engineer what we think? Do they try to cast a spell over our minds and our thoughts?
Humankind (I'm afraid to write 'mankind') loves and admires charasmatic speakers and leaders, and naturally we expect students to 'look up to' their teachers. What happens when those leaders and teachers are not worthy of honour, or are teaching that which is contrary to our own (family/ social/ cultural or traditional) culture?
Political Correctness is ultimately a game where the one who is speaking is free to speak, and anyone who speaks against him/her is in the wrong, unless of course what you are saying, has the support of the majority of the 'socio-political' elites. In truth, Free Speech is a Myth
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