Talk About Appeasement!

The full story is here per Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/eidstamp.asp


This stamp was approved September 1, 2001–10 days before 9/11. It SHOULD have been pulled out of respect for those killed, but wasn’t.

A similar slap in the face just occurred with the lighting of the Empire State Building in honor of the end of ramadan.

Anything to appease those who want to slaughter us.

Disgusting.

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of PanAm Flight 103!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the military barracks in Saudi Arabia!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the American Embassies in Africa!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the USS COLE!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001!

REMEMBER all the AMERICAN lives that were lost in those vicious MUSLIM attacks!

Now the United States Postal Service REMEMBERS and HONORS the EID MUSLIM holiday season with a commemorative first class holiday postage stamp.

REMEMBER to adamantly and vocally BOYCOTT this stamp when purchasing your stamps at the post office.

To use this stamp would be a slap in the face to all those AMERICANS who died at the hands of those whom this stamp honors.

REMEMBER to pass this along to every patriotic AMERICAN you know!!

Talk About Appeasement!

The full story is here per Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/eidstamp.asp


This stamp was approved September 1, 2001–10 days before 9/11. It SHOULD have been pulled out of respect for those killed, but wasn’t.

A similar slap in the face just occurred with the lighting of the Empire State Building in honor of the end of ramadan.

Anything to appease those who want to slaughter us.

Disgusting.

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of PanAm Flight 103!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the military barracks in Saudi Arabia!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the American Embassies in Africa!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM bombing of the USS COLE!

REMEMBER the MUSLIM attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001!

REMEMBER all the AMERICAN lives that were lost in those vicious MUSLIM attacks!

Now the United States Postal Service REMEMBERS and HONORS the EID MUSLIM holiday season with a commemorative first class holiday postage stamp.

REMEMBER to adamantly and vocally BOYCOTT this stamp when purchasing your stamps at the post office.

To use this stamp would be a slap in the face to all those AMERICANS who died at the hands of those whom this stamp honors.

REMEMBER to pass this along to every patriotic AMERICAN you know!!

Myth vs Fact-Part 136

Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace. Abu Dawud Book 38, Number 4390:
Narrated Atiyyah al-Qurazi:
I was among the captives of Banu Qurayzah. They (the Companions) examined us, and those who had begun to grow hair (pubes) were killed, and those who had not were not killed. I was among those who had not grown hair.

Tafsir

Myth vs Fact-Part 136

Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace. Abu Dawud Book 38, Number 4390:
Narrated Atiyyah al-Qurazi:
I was among the captives of Banu Qurayzah. They (the Companions) examined us, and those who had begun to grow hair (pubes) were killed, and those who had not were not killed. I was among those who had not grown hair.

Tafsir

Myth vs Fact-Part 137

Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace. Abu Dawud Book 38, Number 4390:
Narrated Atiyyah al-Qurazi:
I was among the captives of Banu Qurayzah. They (the Companions) examined us, and those who had begun to grow hair (pubes) were killed, and those who had not were not killed. I was among those who had not grown hair.
Tafsir  

Murtha’s GOTTA Go–A Viable Candidate Against Him


I, like many others, would love to see Jack Murtha defeated in his next Congressional run. The reasons for this are legion; besides ABSCAM and his unethical bullying of his fellow congressmen, his behavior regarding the Haditha Marines (for which he must answer in a court deposition, his attempt to bully his way out of that a failure) is perhaps the most egregious.

In my sidebar, amongst all my blogrolls, you’ll find one entitled “Murtha Must Go”–this blogroll was started by the father of a deployed soldier who could no longer take the bilge flowing from Murtha regarding our Marines. The link to that site, “Murtha Must Go!” is here. I have also been given permission by that father to publish the code to join the blogroll, and will do so at the end of this post; just be sure to email him to be placed on the roll.

Now Murtha has an opponent and from all accounts, this opponent appears to be rather formidable.

His name is William T. Russell and he goes by his middle name of Trower to his family and friends. His qualifications run thus:

Until August 31st of this year, I was a fulltime Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve, stationed at the Pentagon and a little over 2 years short of full, active duty retirement. I am also a small business owner and entrepreneur, as well as a husband and father.

In my military career I have served six tours in hostile fire zones including Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and the Balkans. These tours include almost three years in the Middle East (Iraq and Saudi Arabia) and a year and a half in the Balkans (Hungary, Bosnia, Kosovo, Croatia). My wife, Kasia, who was pregnant with our son at the time, and I were also in the Pentagon on 9/11.

His website–William Russell For Congress–can be found here. There is speculation at the “Murtha Must Go!” site–and I must emphasize it’s simply speculation AT THIS TIME–Justin Sharrat may run with Lt. Col. Russell in his bid. If you recall, Lance Corporal Justin Sharrat was one of the unjustly accused and smeared Haditha Marines. He was completely exonerated August 9, 2007. His family’s website regarding this ordeal can be found here.

What did Murtha do to warrant such an outcry (other than ABSCAM//numerous ethics violations, his history of bullying fellow congressmen and his belief he is above the laws ruling the rest of us)?

He betrayed the uniform he once wore as a Marine. In the entire history of the Marines, only two are considered “ex”–all others are “former”. Those two are Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Murtha.

He ran with a false story in a liberal bias magazine, Time, accusing the now famous Haditha Marines of murder of several Iraqi civilians in a firefight, presumably because of the death of one of their comrades. He made a comment to the press that has come back to bite him in the ass:

From Let Freedom Ring:

Rep. John Murtha, an influential Pennsylvania lawmaker and outspoken critic of the war in Iraq, said today Marines had “killed innocent civilians in cold blood” after allegedly responding to a roadside bomb ambush that killed a Marine during a patrol in Haditha, Iraq, Nov. 19. The incident is still under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Multi-National Forces Iraq.
———-
“It’s much worse than was reported in Time magazine,” Murtha, a Democrat, former Marine colonel and Vietnam war veteran, told reporters on Capitol Hill. “There was no firefight. There was no [bomb] that killed those innocent people,” Murtha explained, adding there were “about twice as many” Iraqis killed than Time had reported.

Those statements of his have resulted in a defamation lawsuit filed by another Haditha Marine, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich. Despite Murtha’s numerous attempts to have the suit quashed, he has been singularly unsuccessful, at one point prompting the judge in the matter, U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, to make this statement (found at The Pirate’s Cove here):

“You’re writing a very wide road for members of Congress to go to their home districts and say anything they choose about private persons and be able to do so without any liability. Are you sure you want to do that?” Collyer said, adding later, “How far can a congressman go and still be protected?”

Collyer said she was troubled by the idea the lawmakers are immune from lawsuits regardless of what they say to advance their political careers.

Go read up on Mr. Russell and let’s put our collective blogging behind getting the most corrupt congressman out of office and someone with some integrity into office. And, while we’re at it, let’s pray the rest of Murtha’s victims, the remaining charged Haditha Marines, are similarly exonerated.

“Murtha Must Go!” blogroll:

Email psycmeistr@fastmail.fm to be placed in the roll.

Murtha’s GOTTA Go–A Viable Candidate Against Him


I, like many others, would love to see Jack Murtha defeated in his next Congressional run. The reasons for this are legion; besides ABSCAM and his unethical bullying of his fellow congressmen, his behavior regarding the Haditha Marines (for which he must answer in a court deposition, his attempt to bully his way out of that a failure) is perhaps the most egregious.

In my sidebar, amongst all my blogrolls, you’ll find one entitled “Murtha Must Go”–this blogroll was started by the father of a deployed soldier who could no longer take the bilge flowing from Murtha regarding our Marines. The link to that site, “Murtha Must Go!” is here. I have also been given permission by that father to publish the code to join the blogroll, and will do so at the end of this post; just be sure to email him to be placed on the roll.

Now Murtha has an opponent and from all accounts, this opponent appears to be rather formidable.

His name is William T. Russell and he goes by his middle name of Trower to his family and friends. His qualifications run thus:

Until August 31st of this year, I was a fulltime Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve, stationed at the Pentagon and a little over 2 years short of full, active duty retirement. I am also a small business owner and entrepreneur, as well as a husband and father.

In my military career I have served six tours in hostile fire zones including Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and the Balkans. These tours include almost three years in the Middle East (Iraq and Saudi Arabia) and a year and a half in the Balkans (Hungary, Bosnia, Kosovo, Croatia). My wife, Kasia, who was pregnant with our son at the time, and I were also in the Pentagon on 9/11.

His website–William Russell For Congress–can be found here. There is speculation at the “Murtha Must Go!” site–and I must emphasize it’s simply speculation AT THIS TIME–Justin Sharrat may run with Lt. Col. Russell in his bid. If you recall, Lance Corporal Justin Sharrat was one of the unjustly accused and smeared Haditha Marines. He was completely exonerated August 9, 2007. His family’s website regarding this ordeal can be found here.

What did Murtha do to warrant such an outcry (other than ABSCAM//numerous ethics violations, his history of bullying fellow congressmen and his belief he is above the laws ruling the rest of us)?

He betrayed the uniform he once wore as a Marine. In the entire history of the Marines, only two are considered “ex”–all others are “former”. Those two are Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Murtha.

He ran with a false story in a liberal bias magazine, Time, accusing the now famous Haditha Marines of murder of several Iraqi civilians in a firefight, presumably because of the death of one of their comrades. He made a comment to the press that has come back to bite him in the ass:

From Let Freedom Ring:

Rep. John Murtha, an influential Pennsylvania lawmaker and outspoken critic of the war in Iraq, said today Marines had “killed innocent civilians in cold blood” after allegedly responding to a roadside bomb ambush that killed a Marine during a patrol in Haditha, Iraq, Nov. 19. The incident is still under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Multi-National Forces Iraq.
———-
“It’s much worse than was reported in Time magazine,” Murtha, a Democrat, former Marine colonel and Vietnam war veteran, told reporters on Capitol Hill. “There was no firefight. There was no [bomb] that killed those innocent people,” Murtha explained, adding there were “about twice as many” Iraqis killed than Time had reported.

Those statements of his have resulted in a defamation lawsuit filed by another Haditha Marine, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich. Despite Murtha’s numerous attempts to have the suit quashed, he has been singularly unsuccessful, at one point prompting the judge in the matter, U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, to make this statement (found at The Pirate’s Cove here):

“You’re writing a very wide road for members of Congress to go to their home districts and say anything they choose about private persons and be able to do so without any liability. Are you sure you want to do that?” Collyer said, adding later, “How far can a congressman go and still be protected?”

Collyer said she was troubled by the idea the lawmakers are immune from lawsuits regardless of what they say to advance their political careers.

Go read up on Mr. Russell and let’s put our collective blogging behind getting the most corrupt congressman out of office and someone with some integrity into office. And, while we’re at it, let’s pray the rest of Murtha’s victims, the remaining charged Haditha Marines, are similarly exonerated.

“Murtha Must Go!” blogroll:

Email psycmeistr@fastmail.fm to be placed in the roll.

Murtha’s GOTTA Go–A Viable Candidate Against Him


I, like many others, would love to see Jack Murtha defeated in his next Congressional run. The reasons for this are legion; besides ABSCAM and his unethical bullying of his fellow congressmen, his behavior regarding the Haditha Marines (for which he must answer in a court deposition, his attempt to bully his way out of that a failure) is perhaps the most egregious.

In my sidebar, amongst all my blogrolls, you’ll find one entitled “Murtha Must Go”–this blogroll was started by the father of a deployed soldier who could no longer take the bilge flowing from Murtha regarding our Marines. The link to that site, “Murtha Must Go!” is here. I have also been given permission by that father to publish the code to join the blogroll, and will do so at the end of this post; just be sure to email him to be placed on the roll.

Now Murtha has an opponent and from all accounts, this opponent appears to be rather formidable.

His name is William T. Russell and he goes by his middle name of Trower to his family and friends. His qualifications run thus:

Until August 31st of this year, I was a fulltime Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve, stationed at the Pentagon and a little over 2 years short of full, active duty retirement. I am also a small business owner and entrepreneur, as well as a husband and father.

In my military career I have served six tours in hostile fire zones including Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and the Balkans. These tours include almost three years in the Middle East (Iraq and Saudi Arabia) and a year and a half in the Balkans (Hungary, Bosnia, Kosovo, Croatia). My wife, Kasia, who was pregnant with our son at the time, and I were also in the Pentagon on 9/11.

His website–William Russell For Congress–can be found here. There is speculation at the “Murtha Must Go!” site–and I must emphasize it’s simply speculation AT THIS TIME–Justin Sharrat may run with Lt. Col. Russell in his bid. If you recall, Lance Corporal Justin Sharrat was one of the unjustly accused and smeared Haditha Marines. He was completely exonerated August 9, 2007. His family’s website regarding this ordeal can be found here.

What did Murtha do to warrant such an outcry (other than ABSCAM//numerous ethics violations, his history of bullying fellow congressmen and his belief he is above the laws ruling the rest of us)?

He betrayed the uniform he once wore as a Marine. In the entire history of the Marines, only two are considered “ex”–all others are “former”. Those two are Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Murtha.

He ran with a false story in a liberal bias magazine, Time, accusing the now famous Haditha Marines of murder of several Iraqi civilians in a firefight, presumably because of the death of one of their comrades. He made a comment to the press that has come back to bite him in the ass:

From Let Freedom Ring:

Rep. John Murtha, an influential Pennsylvania lawmaker and outspoken critic of the war in Iraq, said today Marines had “killed innocent civilians in cold blood” after allegedly responding to a roadside bomb ambush that killed a Marine during a patrol in Haditha, Iraq, Nov. 19. The incident is still under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Multi-National Forces Iraq.
———-
“It’s much worse than was reported in Time magazine,” Murtha, a Democrat, former Marine colonel and Vietnam war veteran, told reporters on Capitol Hill. “There was no firefight. There was no [bomb] that killed those innocent people,” Murtha explained, adding there were “about twice as many” Iraqis killed than Time had reported.

Those statements of his have resulted in a defamation lawsuit filed by another Haditha Marine, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich. Despite Murtha’s numerous attempts to have the suit quashed, he has been singularly unsuccessful, at one point prompting the judge in the matter, U.S. District Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, to make this statement (found at The Pirate’s Cove here):

“You’re writing a very wide road for members of Congress to go to their home districts and say anything they choose about private persons and be able to do so without any liability. Are you sure you want to do that?” Collyer said, adding later, “How far can a congressman go and still be protected?”

Collyer said she was troubled by the idea the lawmakers are immune from lawsuits regardless of what they say to advance their political careers.

Go read up on Mr. Russell and let’s put our collective blogging behind getting the most corrupt congressman out of office and someone with some integrity into office. And, while we’re at it, let’s pray the rest of Murtha’s victims, the remaining charged Haditha Marines, are similarly exonerated.

“Murtha Must Go!” blogroll:

Email psycmeistr@fastmail.fm to be placed in the roll.

The Qur’an: Literal or Allegorical???


Does the Qur’an mean what it says? Is it to be taken literally or is it metaphorical or allegorical? Tafsir are explanations of verses from the Qur’an, written by experts who compare verses and hadith, matching up their meanings. qtafsir.com has the only practical tafsir search engine known to me. In these tafsir topics, Ibn Kathir uses other ayat and ahadith to explain the meaning of ayat. The headings below are the search terms used in an exact search. These tafsir explain the following ayat:

  1. 9:29
  2. 4:77
  3. 8:39
  4. 2:193

Order to fight

…knowledge not the religion of truth among the People of the Scripture,) This honorable Ayah was revealed with the order to fight the People of the Book, after the pagans were defeated, the people ente…

…12;﴾ (Those who believe say: “Why is not a Surah sent down (for us)”) means, a Surah containing an order to fight. Then He says, ﴿فَإِذَ…

Allah said, ﴿وَقَـتِلُوهُمْ حَتَّى لاَ تَ

Allah then commanded fighting the disbelievers when He said: ﴿حَتَّى لاَ ت

  1. 4:77
  2. 3:121
  3. 9:5

Command to fight

…umerous enemies. The Muslims’ city was a sacred one and the most honored area on the earth, and this is why the command to fight was not revealed in Makkah. Later on when the Muslims controlled a …

2. The Reason Behind the Battle of Uhud
(3. Surah Al `Imran/Topics)
…75;لْقِتَال» (No one starts fighting until I issue the command to fight.) The Messenger prepared his forces for battle, and his army…

Abu Ja`far Ar-Razi said that Ar-Rabi` bin Anas said that Abu Al-`Aliyah commented on what Allah said: ﴿وَقَـتِلُواْ

Click the links above and read those tafsir topics. See what Allah commanded Muslims to do. See what Muhammad did. Muslims & Dhimmis will tell you that the Qur’an does not mean what it says, ignoring 3:7, which informs them that the Qur’an contains commands expressed in clear verses.

If “ fight them…” & “fight those who”… “until”… do not mean exactly what they say, then:

  1. Why did Muhammad confirm it ?

    Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 8, Number 387:
    Narrated Anas bin Malik:
    Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.’ And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah.” Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, “O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?” He replied, “Whoever says, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have.”

  2. Why is 9:29 used as the basis of Islamic law? I quote from Reliance of the Traveler, which is described here. [Emphasis added.]

    O-9.8: The Objectives of Jihad
    The caliph (o-25) 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: o-11.4) -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 Qur’an: Literal or Allegorical???


Does the Qur’an mean what it says? Is it to be taken literally or is it metaphorical or allegorical? Tafsir are explanations of verses from the Qur’an, written by experts who compare verses and hadith, matching up their meanings. qtafsir.com has the only practical tafsir search engine known to me. In these tafsir topics, Ibn Kathir uses other ayat and ahadith to explain the meaning of ayat. The headings below are the search terms used in an exact search. These tafsir explain the following ayat:

  1. 9:29
  2. 4:77
  3. 8:39
  4. 2:193

Order to fight

…knowledge not the religion of truth among the People of the Scripture,) This honorable Ayah was revealed with the order to fight the People of the Book, after the pagans were defeated, the people ente…

…12;﴾ (Those who believe say: “Why is not a Surah sent down (for us)”) means, a Surah containing an order to fight. Then He says, ﴿فَإِذَ…

Allah said, ﴿وَقَـتِلُوهُمْ حَتَّى لاَ تَ

Allah then commanded fighting the disbelievers when He said: ﴿حَتَّى لاَ ت

  1. 4:77
  2. 3:121
  3. 9:5

Command to fight

…umerous enemies. The Muslims’ city was a sacred one and the most honored area on the earth, and this is why the command to fight was not revealed in Makkah. Later on when the Muslims controlled a …

2. The Reason Behind the Battle of Uhud
(3. Surah Al `Imran/Topics)
…75;لْقِتَال» (No one starts fighting until I issue the command to fight.) The Messenger prepared his forces for battle, and his army…

Abu Ja`far Ar-Razi said that Ar-Rabi` bin Anas said that Abu Al-`Aliyah commented on what Allah said: ﴿وَقَـتِلُواْ

Click the links above and read those tafsir topics. See what Allah commanded Muslims to do. See what Muhammad did. Muslims & Dhimmis will tell you that the Qur’an does not mean what it says, ignoring 3:7, which informs them that the Qur’an contains commands expressed in clear verses.

If “ fight them…” & “fight those who”… “until”… do not mean exactly what they say, then:

  1. Why did Muhammad confirm it ?

    Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 8, Number 387:
    Narrated Anas bin Malik:
    Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.’ And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah.” Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, “O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?” He replied, “Whoever says, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have.”

  2. Why is 9:29 used as the basis of Islamic law? I quote from Reliance of the Traveler, which is described here. [Emphasis added.]

    O-9.8: The Objectives of Jihad
    The caliph (o-25) 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: o-11.4) -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),