Myth vs Fact-Part 151

Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace. Bukhari Volume 5, Book 59, Number 512:
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet offered the Fajr Prayer near Khaibar when it was still dark and then said, “Allahu-Akbar! Khaibar is destroyed, for whenever we approach a (hostile) nation (to fight), then evil will be the morning for those who have been warned.” Then the inhabitants of Khaibar came out running on the roads. The Prophet had their warriors killed, their offspring and woman taken as captives. Safiya was amongst the captives, She first came in the share of Dahya Alkali but later on she belonged to the Prophet . The Prophet made her manumission as her ‘Mahr’.
Tafsir

Myth vs Fact-Part 151

Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace. Bukhari Volume 5, Book 59, Number 512:
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet offered the Fajr Prayer near Khaibar when it was still dark and then said, “Allahu-Akbar! Khaibar is destroyed, for whenever we approach a (hostile) nation (to fight), then evil will be the morning for those who have been warned.” Then the inhabitants of Khaibar came out running on the roads. The Prophet had their warriors killed, their offspring and woman taken as captives. Safiya was amongst the captives, She first came in the share of Dahya Alkali but later on she belonged to the Prophet . The Prophet made her manumission as her ‘Mahr’.
Tafsir

Come Home to Baghdad–Muslims to Christians

The post below was cross posted by my friend Spree. The BEGINNING of this story is here in Spree’s post entitled “Why We Do What We Do” here and my post entitled “Hope, Thanks and Praise-Michael Yon” here.

A reminder from those posts–the incredible picture of a muslim man polishing and mounting the cross atop the church, St. John’s Catholic Church (this picture gets my vote for the Pulitzer). THESE ARE THE STORIES WE NEED TO HEAR MORE OF AND THE MSM WILL NEVER PUBLISH--but we here in the blogosphere are delighted to bring them to you.


Cross posted from Wake up America

Michael Yon does it again. He captures in pictures and in words the mood of Baghdad. It isn’t the Baghdad under a brutal dictator. It isn’t the Baghdad that was suffering last year with violence.

It is a new Baghdad and the Muslims in Baghdad are telling their Christian friends and neighbors that it is time to come home.

(Click image to see the Democrats finally being honest about NOT supporting the troops)
(Today, Muslims mostly filled the front pews of St John’s. Muslims who want their Christian friends and neighbors to come home. The Christians who might see these photos likely will recognize their friends here. The Muslims in this neighborhood worry that other people will take the homes of their Christian neighbors, and that the Christians will never come back. And so they came to St John’s today in force, and they showed their faces, and they said, “Come back to Iraq. Come home.” They wanted the cameras to catch it. They wanted to spread the word: Come home. Muslims keep telling me to get it on the news. “Tell the Christians to come home to their country Iraq.”)

Michael Yon:

I can’t remember my last shootout: it’s been months. The nightmare is ending. Al Qaeda is being crushed. The Sunni tribes are awakening all across Iraq and foreswearing violence for negotiation. Many of the Shia are ready to stop the fighting that undermines their ability to forge and manage a new government. This is a complex and still delicate denouement, and the war may not be over yet. But the Muslims are saying it’s time to come home. And the Christians are saying it’s time to come home. They are weary, and there is much work to be done.

Go to Yon’s site and see the whole wonderful piece, the pictures tell a story of a country rebuilding and what I have shown you here is but a small fraction of what he has there.

Remember, over 3,000 families have already returned to Baghdad, Iraq and they are encoraging the rest of Iraqi’s to do the same.

Moving along here to what is left of al-Qaeda and the Strategy Page shows us that they are more worried about surviving now than they are about those “spectacular” attacks that get blasted across the news to make Americans think they are winning in Iraq:

As the surge offensive continued to tear apart the terrorist infrastructure, the leaders put the organization into survival mode. Planning and carrying out attacks became less important than keeping remaining leaders and key people out of jail, or a grave. This is why the number of terror attacks has plummeted. The remnants of al Qaeda have fled to northern Iraq, around Mosul and areas near the Iranian border. If worse comes to worse, the terrorists know they can flee into Iran, and have a chance of bargaining their way out of an Iranian jail. Within Iraq, however, capture is either a long jail sentence, or execution. Al Qaeda is the most hated organization in the country, and may have to abandon Iraq altogether if the pressure doesn’t ease up.

[…]

If al Qaeda cannot go dark and rebuild, they will have to abandon Iraq. That is almost unthinkable, because al Qaeda has, since 2003, declared Iraq to be “the graveyard of the Crusaders.” To admit defeat in Iraq would be a tremendous blow to al Qaeda operations elsewhere. The organization is already weakened by the failure to carry out any more operations in the United States since September 11, 2001. Al Qaeda has been shut down in so many other areas as well. But it looks like Iraq may be the last stand, and the last straw.

Note to al-Qaeda in Iraq: Rot in hell you bastards, despite the past 40 attempts, and yesterdays 41st attempt, from the Democrats in our country to hand you a victory in Iraq, you have failed, they have failed and the Iraqi people have won and want no more to do with you.

As news such as this finally gets reported to the American people, support is rising and after 6 months the number of people that believe the war is going “very” or “fairly” well has risen to 44%, according to Politico which quotes the newest Pew figures.

That said, 44 percent of Americans now believe the war is going “very” or “fairly” well, a high point in the past year, according to The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, a nonpartisan group.

At the same time, CBS News polling has found U.S. opposition to Bush’s troop surge softening a bit.

As for the Democrats (Pelosi, Reid and Company) that would like to abandon those Iraqi’s shown above and all that are not shown, abandon them when things are going undeniably well, you can go to hell too and take your defeatist friends with you.

[UPDATE] The Democrats finally admit the truth: They DON’T support the troops.

B. Relevant is also spreading the truth about Iraq….check it out.

Come Home to Baghdad–Muslims to Christians

The post below was cross posted by my friend Spree. The BEGINNING of this story is here in Spree’s post entitled “Why We Do What We Do” here and my post entitled “Hope, Thanks and Praise-Michael Yon” here.

A reminder from those posts–the incredible picture of a muslim man polishing and mounting the cross atop the church, St. John’s Catholic Church (this picture gets my vote for the Pulitzer). THESE ARE THE STORIES WE NEED TO HEAR MORE OF AND THE MSM WILL NEVER PUBLISH--but we here in the blogosphere are delighted to bring them to you.


Cross posted from Wake up America

Michael Yon does it again. He captures in pictures and in words the mood of Baghdad. It isn’t the Baghdad under a brutal dictator. It isn’t the Baghdad that was suffering last year with violence.

It is a new Baghdad and the Muslims in Baghdad are telling their Christian friends and neighbors that it is time to come home.

(Click image to see the Democrats finally being honest about NOT supporting the troops)
(Today, Muslims mostly filled the front pews of St John’s. Muslims who want their Christian friends and neighbors to come home. The Christians who might see these photos likely will recognize their friends here. The Muslims in this neighborhood worry that other people will take the homes of their Christian neighbors, and that the Christians will never come back. And so they came to St John’s today in force, and they showed their faces, and they said, “Come back to Iraq. Come home.” They wanted the cameras to catch it. They wanted to spread the word: Come home. Muslims keep telling me to get it on the news. “Tell the Christians to come home to their country Iraq.”)

Michael Yon:

I can’t remember my last shootout: it’s been months. The nightmare is ending. Al Qaeda is being crushed. The Sunni tribes are awakening all across Iraq and foreswearing violence for negotiation. Many of the Shia are ready to stop the fighting that undermines their ability to forge and manage a new government. This is a complex and still delicate denouement, and the war may not be over yet. But the Muslims are saying it’s time to come home. And the Christians are saying it’s time to come home. They are weary, and there is much work to be done.

Go to Yon’s site and see the whole wonderful piece, the pictures tell a story of a country rebuilding and what I have shown you here is but a small fraction of what he has there.

Remember, over 3,000 families have already returned to Baghdad, Iraq and they are encoraging the rest of Iraqi’s to do the same.

Moving along here to what is left of al-Qaeda and the Strategy Page shows us that they are more worried about surviving now than they are about those “spectacular” attacks that get blasted across the news to make Americans think they are winning in Iraq:

As the surge offensive continued to tear apart the terrorist infrastructure, the leaders put the organization into survival mode. Planning and carrying out attacks became less important than keeping remaining leaders and key people out of jail, or a grave. This is why the number of terror attacks has plummeted. The remnants of al Qaeda have fled to northern Iraq, around Mosul and areas near the Iranian border. If worse comes to worse, the terrorists know they can flee into Iran, and have a chance of bargaining their way out of an Iranian jail. Within Iraq, however, capture is either a long jail sentence, or execution. Al Qaeda is the most hated organization in the country, and may have to abandon Iraq altogether if the pressure doesn’t ease up.

[…]

If al Qaeda cannot go dark and rebuild, they will have to abandon Iraq. That is almost unthinkable, because al Qaeda has, since 2003, declared Iraq to be “the graveyard of the Crusaders.” To admit defeat in Iraq would be a tremendous blow to al Qaeda operations elsewhere. The organization is already weakened by the failure to carry out any more operations in the United States since September 11, 2001. Al Qaeda has been shut down in so many other areas as well. But it looks like Iraq may be the last stand, and the last straw.

Note to al-Qaeda in Iraq: Rot in hell you bastards, despite the past 40 attempts, and yesterdays 41st attempt, from the Democrats in our country to hand you a victory in Iraq, you have failed, they have failed and the Iraqi people have won and want no more to do with you.

As news such as this finally gets reported to the American people, support is rising and after 6 months the number of people that believe the war is going “very” or “fairly” well has risen to 44%, according to Politico which quotes the newest Pew figures.

That said, 44 percent of Americans now believe the war is going “very” or “fairly” well, a high point in the past year, according to The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, a nonpartisan group.

At the same time, CBS News polling has found U.S. opposition to Bush’s troop surge softening a bit.

As for the Democrats (Pelosi, Reid and Company) that would like to abandon those Iraqi’s shown above and all that are not shown, abandon them when things are going undeniably well, you can go to hell too and take your defeatist friends with you.

[UPDATE] The Democrats finally admit the truth: They DON’T support the troops.

B. Relevant is also spreading the truth about Iraq….check it out.

ANOTHER Action Alert-Islamofacism Shari’a Law

From ANewtOne:

IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED- PLEASE DON’T WAIT
TRACKBACK



EMERGENCY ALERT!
A Newt One is asking all bloggers to take immediate action to express your outrage at the cruel and inhuman sentence handed down on a defenseless victim of rape.

A 19 year old Saudi girl is facing 200 lashes and 6 months in prison because she was gang raped. Please take immediate action, via the links provided, to bring pressure to bear to prevent this horrific act of inhuman violence in the warped name of justice.

Official Saudi Site: http://www.saudiembassy.net/
Saudi Embassy in DC
http://www.saudiembassy.net/Country/Country.asp
Saudi DC Contact page www.saudiembassy.net/Contact.asp
info@saudiembassy.net
US Embassy in Saudi
http://riyadh.usembassy.gov/
Contact page
http://riyadh.usembassy.gov/contact.html
USEmbRiyadhWebSite@State.gov
The White House:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/email/



The following is the letter we are sending.

Dear ________________,
We have read with outrage and abject horror that a defenseless 19 year old girl is facing the 200 lashes and six months in jail after the supposed crime of being raped. This kind of savagery and barbarism has no place in a civilized society. We have listened attentively as we have been told that Islam is a Religion of Peace. It is time for you to prove it. We, the citizens of America demand immediate action and a full pardon of this woman. It is time for these barbaric people to come out of the 7th century.

A Newt One
http://www.anewtone.com


Remember, action is needed now. We don’t know how much time this poor girl has.

ANOTHER Action Alert-Islamofacism Shari’a Law

From ANewtOne:

IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED- PLEASE DON’T WAIT
TRACKBACK



EMERGENCY ALERT!
A Newt One is asking all bloggers to take immediate action to express your outrage at the cruel and inhuman sentence handed down on a defenseless victim of rape.

A 19 year old Saudi girl is facing 200 lashes and 6 months in prison because she was gang raped. Please take immediate action, via the links provided, to bring pressure to bear to prevent this horrific act of inhuman violence in the warped name of justice.

Official Saudi Site: http://www.saudiembassy.net/
Saudi Embassy in DC
http://www.saudiembassy.net/Country/Country.asp
Saudi DC Contact page www.saudiembassy.net/Contact.asp
info@saudiembassy.net
US Embassy in Saudi
http://riyadh.usembassy.gov/
Contact page
http://riyadh.usembassy.gov/contact.html
USEmbRiyadhWebSite@State.gov
The White House:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/email/



The following is the letter we are sending.

Dear ________________,
We have read with outrage and abject horror that a defenseless 19 year old girl is facing the 200 lashes and six months in jail after the supposed crime of being raped. This kind of savagery and barbarism has no place in a civilized society. We have listened attentively as we have been told that Islam is a Religion of Peace. It is time for you to prove it. We, the citizens of America demand immediate action and a full pardon of this woman. It is time for these barbaric people to come out of the 7th century.

A Newt One
http://www.anewtone.com


Remember, action is needed now. We don’t know how much time this poor girl has.

ANOTHER Action Alert-Islamofacism Shari’a Law

From ANewtOne:

IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED- PLEASE DON’T WAIT
TRACKBACK



EMERGENCY ALERT!
A Newt One is asking all bloggers to take immediate action to express your outrage at the cruel and inhuman sentence handed down on a defenseless victim of rape.

A 19 year old Saudi girl is facing 200 lashes and 6 months in prison because she was gang raped. Please take immediate action, via the links provided, to bring pressure to bear to prevent this horrific act of inhuman violence in the warped name of justice.

Official Saudi Site: http://www.saudiembassy.net/
Saudi Embassy in DC
http://www.saudiembassy.net/Country/Country.asp
Saudi DC Contact page www.saudiembassy.net/Contact.asp
info@saudiembassy.net
US Embassy in Saudi
http://riyadh.usembassy.gov/
Contact page
http://riyadh.usembassy.gov/contact.html
USEmbRiyadhWebSite@State.gov
The White House:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/email/



The following is the letter we are sending.

Dear ________________,
We have read with outrage and abject horror that a defenseless 19 year old girl is facing the 200 lashes and six months in jail after the supposed crime of being raped. This kind of savagery and barbarism has no place in a civilized society. We have listened attentively as we have been told that Islam is a Religion of Peace. It is time for you to prove it. We, the citizens of America demand immediate action and a full pardon of this woman. It is time for these barbaric people to come out of the 7th century.

A Newt One
http://www.anewtone.com


Remember, action is needed now. We don’t know how much time this poor girl has.

ACTION ALERT For A Newt One Readers–UPDATE

UPDATE!! This article has been posted on Digg! and GOP Hub–click on the vote buttons to keep this article in the public eye and easily searched out by others!

cross-post by Snooper

Grassroots rallying point: Alec Rawls has contacted us here at A Newt One via email; message follows:

Dear John and Snooper: Several bloggers are posting a letter to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne today, trying to bring him into the loop on the Islamic and terrorist memorializing features of the planned Flight 93 memorial. They are asking their readers to click an email script, paste the letter in, and send it to Kempthorne and Tancredo, but they are just posters. They aren’t set up for activism like you guys. Any chance you could ask your readers to send this along? Tancredo has been a great help, asking the Park Service last week to scrap the crescent design entirely. We have their attention now, and the letter to Kempthorne is to try to broaden the circle amongst people who can actually do something about this. It also lets Tancredo’s people know that we are on it an are backing him. My post is at: Error Theory I am pasting a copy of the post below, and the HTML below that. Keep up the great work, Alec Rawls


A Newt One gladly accepts the awesome responsibility to see this issue through to the bloody end. We have had Alec on the America Truth Warriors Show a few times and we join in this effort with Tom Tancredo.

Please join us and many of our fellow Conservative bloggers to crush the effort to memorialize terrorists…our enemies…by the United States Parks Service. The letter to copy and paste and send is here:

Dear Secretary Kempthorne:

Please heed Congressman Tom Tancredo’s call to completely scrap the present design for the Flight 93 Memorial. The original Crescent of Embrace design would have planted a bare naked crescent and star flag on the crash site:


The memorial plaza that sits roughly in the position of the star on an Islamic flag marks the crash site. (Click pics for larger images.)

All the redesign did was add some trees to the west of the original crescent:


Aside from the re-coloring of the site-plan image, the only actual change in the design is the additional arc of trees to the rear of a person facing into the original crescent.

The Park Service promised Congressman Tancredo in 2005 that Islamic iconography would be removed from the memorial. Instead, this iconography has only been very slightly disguised. Every particle of the original Crescent of Embrace design remains completely intact in the redesign.

The giant crescent points to Mecca
In September 2005, a half dozen different bloggers verified that a person facing directly into the original Crescent of Embrace would be facing almost exactly at Mecca. That makes the crescent a mihrab, the central feature around which every mosque is built.

Face into the crescent to face Mecca:


Left: mihrab from the Great Mosque in Cordoba Spain. Right: Crescent of Embrace also faces Mecca. The green circle is from the Mecca-direction calculator at Islam.com. When it is placed over the original Crescent of Embrace site plan, the Mecca-direction line (the “qibla”) almost exactly bisects the crescent.

You can plant as many trees around a mosque as you want and it will still be a mosque. But this isn’t just the world’s largest mosque. The planned memorial is also full of terrorist memorializing features.

Please hear my voice along with those of Congressman Tancredo and Tom Burnett Sr., who is refusing to allow Tom Jr.’s name to be used in the crescent design. The memorial to Flight 93 should not be a terrorist memorial mosque.

Sincerely

(Add your name accordingly)

Secretary Kempthorne’s phone number is 202-208-7351

Snail-mail:

Hon. Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of Interior
Office of the Secretary
Rm. 6156, ms7229-MIB
1849 C St, NW
Washington, DC 20240-0001

The Park Service has a history of keeping the Secretary of the Interior in the dark about the decisions it makes in his name. It is likely that Secretary Dirk Kempthorne has never been told about the many warnings of Islamic symbolism in the planned Flight 93 Memorial. Please help bring Dirk into the loop by pasting the following letter (or one of your own) into an email for him.

Others joining in the cause:

1389 Blog – Antijihadist Tech
A Defending Crusader
A Fine Line Between Stupid and Clever
And Rightly So
Big Dog’s Weblog
Big Sibling
Cao’s Blog
Chaotic Synaptic Activity
Error Theory
Faultline USA
Flanders Fields
Four Pointer
Ft. Hard Knox
GM’s Corner
Ironic Surrealism II
Jack Lewis
Kender’s Musings
My Own Thoughts
Nice Deb
Ogre’s Politics and Views
Part-Time Pundit
Right on the Right
Right Truth
Stix Blog
Stop the ACLU
The View From the Turret
The Wide Awakes
Thunder Run
Miss Beth’s victory Dance
A Newt One
Grizzly Groundswell

Soldier On! RUCK UP! KEEP FIVE! WATCH SIX!

ACTION ALERT For A Newt One Readers–UPDATE

UPDATE!! This article has been posted on Digg! and GOP Hub–click on the vote buttons to keep this article in the public eye and easily searched out by others!

cross-post by Snooper

Grassroots rallying point: Alec Rawls has contacted us here at A Newt One via email; message follows:

Dear John and Snooper: Several bloggers are posting a letter to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne today, trying to bring him into the loop on the Islamic and terrorist memorializing features of the planned Flight 93 memorial. They are asking their readers to click an email script, paste the letter in, and send it to Kempthorne and Tancredo, but they are just posters. They aren’t set up for activism like you guys. Any chance you could ask your readers to send this along? Tancredo has been a great help, asking the Park Service last week to scrap the crescent design entirely. We have their attention now, and the letter to Kempthorne is to try to broaden the circle amongst people who can actually do something about this. It also lets Tancredo’s people know that we are on it an are backing him. My post is at: Error Theory I am pasting a copy of the post below, and the HTML below that. Keep up the great work, Alec Rawls


A Newt One gladly accepts the awesome responsibility to see this issue through to the bloody end. We have had Alec on the America Truth Warriors Show a few times and we join in this effort with Tom Tancredo.

Please join us and many of our fellow Conservative bloggers to crush the effort to memorialize terrorists…our enemies…by the United States Parks Service. The letter to copy and paste and send is here:

Dear Secretary Kempthorne:

Please heed Congressman Tom Tancredo’s call to completely scrap the present design for the Flight 93 Memorial. The original Crescent of Embrace design would have planted a bare naked crescent and star flag on the crash site:


The memorial plaza that sits roughly in the position of the star on an Islamic flag marks the crash site. (Click pics for larger images.)

All the redesign did was add some trees to the west of the original crescent:


Aside from the re-coloring of the site-plan image, the only actual change in the design is the additional arc of trees to the rear of a person facing into the original crescent.

The Park Service promised Congressman Tancredo in 2005 that Islamic iconography would be removed from the memorial. Instead, this iconography has only been very slightly disguised. Every particle of the original Crescent of Embrace design remains completely intact in the redesign.

The giant crescent points to Mecca
In September 2005, a half dozen different bloggers verified that a person facing directly into the original Crescent of Embrace would be facing almost exactly at Mecca. That makes the crescent a mihrab, the central feature around which every mosque is built.

Face into the crescent to face Mecca:


Left: mihrab from the Great Mosque in Cordoba Spain. Right: Crescent of Embrace also faces Mecca. The green circle is from the Mecca-direction calculator at Islam.com. When it is placed over the original Crescent of Embrace site plan, the Mecca-direction line (the “qibla”) almost exactly bisects the crescent.

You can plant as many trees around a mosque as you want and it will still be a mosque. But this isn’t just the world’s largest mosque. The planned memorial is also full of terrorist memorializing features.

Please hear my voice along with those of Congressman Tancredo and Tom Burnett Sr., who is refusing to allow Tom Jr.’s name to be used in the crescent design. The memorial to Flight 93 should not be a terrorist memorial mosque.

Sincerely

(Add your name accordingly)

Secretary Kempthorne’s phone number is 202-208-7351

Snail-mail:

Hon. Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of Interior
Office of the Secretary
Rm. 6156, ms7229-MIB
1849 C St, NW
Washington, DC 20240-0001

The Park Service has a history of keeping the Secretary of the Interior in the dark about the decisions it makes in his name. It is likely that Secretary Dirk Kempthorne has never been told about the many warnings of Islamic symbolism in the planned Flight 93 Memorial. Please help bring Dirk into the loop by pasting the following letter (or one of your own) into an email for him.

Others joining in the cause:

1389 Blog – Antijihadist Tech
A Defending Crusader
A Fine Line Between Stupid and Clever
And Rightly So
Big Dog’s Weblog
Big Sibling
Cao’s Blog
Chaotic Synaptic Activity
Error Theory
Faultline USA
Flanders Fields
Four Pointer
Ft. Hard Knox
GM’s Corner
Ironic Surrealism II
Jack Lewis
Kender’s Musings
My Own Thoughts
Nice Deb
Ogre’s Politics and Views
Part-Time Pundit
Right on the Right
Right Truth
Stix Blog
Stop the ACLU
The View From the Turret
The Wide Awakes
Thunder Run
Miss Beth’s victory Dance
A Newt One
Grizzly Groundswell

Soldier On! RUCK UP! KEEP FIVE! WATCH SIX!