Myth vs Fact

Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace.

Sahih Muslim Book 019, Number 4393:

It has been narrated on the authority of Ibn ‘Amr who said: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) besieged the people of Ta’if, but did get victory over them. He said: God willing, we shall return. His Companions said: Shall we depart without having conquered it? The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: (All right) make a raid in the morning. They did so. and were wounded (with the arrows showered upon them). So the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: We shall depart tomorrow. (The narrator says): (Now) this (announcement) pleased them, and the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) laughed at (their waywardness).

Tafsir

It’s War!


It’s War – Call it What it is: War on Islam

Cross posted from Maggie’s Notebook with additional commentary from radarsite
http://maggiesnotebook.blogspot.com/2008/08/its-war-call-it-what-it-is-war-on-islam.html
Saturday, August 2, 2008

After 9/11 we declared a War on Terror and it sparked a uniting of Americans that was too long coming. We’ve been able to define “Terror” now for several years and we know the terror to be Islam.WorldNetDaily quotes “a top commander for alQaida: “Islam does not distinguish between the American people and the American government, since both are in a state of war with Islam,” Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid said in a recent interview.

He is right. This is a War on Islam in response to Islam’s War on America, Islam’s War on Freedom and Liberty, Islam’s War on Infidels, Islam’s War on Democracy – and just to be clear, Islam brought it to America years ago.The difference between Islam’s thinking and a thinking American is that Americans will be suspicious of, and fight back against, those Muslims supporting the downfall of America.

We won’t pin it on our next door neighbor unless he is found to be actively anti-American. We won’t pin it on the Muslim children in our community, but we will hold their parents responsible for dispelling the Islamic agenda of hate toward us, we won’t pin it on our co-worker unless she demonstrates a disdain for us – sees us as an infidel, but we will always be suspicious of the Mosques in our community – because we have no other choice.I won’t use the impotent and futile term “War on Terror” again. From now on it is the War on Islam – a hateful ideology, a hateful oppressive form of government, a seething desire to eliminate all things non-Islamic.

I’m declaring it for my blog.

Maggie Thornton
—————————————————————–

A note from Radarsite: “War monger much?” This is the very first comment Maggie Thornton received on this terrific article. And this is a perfect example of what we’re up against: uninformed, self-righteous denial.

Good for you Maggie Thornton! This is precisely what we need. But few have yet to find the courage — and yes, it does take courage — to properly identify and denounce our enemy. It IS Islam itself. Those of us who have read the Qur’an and who have studied this accept this unpopular but undeniable fact.

You will of course receive hate mail. Apparently, you already have. You will be called a racist and a war-monger. But the fools who label you with these ludicrous terms have no idea of the monster they are defending. They are the deluded and the ignorant. And they must be stood up to. As you are so courageously doing right now.

We have been fighting several wars at once, both external and internal. We have been fighting internally, not just against those unyielding antiwar liberals, but against some of our most trusted authorities. Even at times against our own president. No American president has made a more foolish or harmful statement than when, immediately after the horrors of September 11th, 2001, and many times since that awful day, President Bush declared Islam to be “a religion of Peace, hijacked by a few fanatics”. With this absurd and disingenuous statement, and many others like it, our own president has succeeded in further muddying the waters and adding to our already deep confusion. Thus he has advanced and sanctioned this prime misconception.

To the average American, who has no real knowledge of Islam or of the historical realities of Muhammad, this deeply flawed parallel conjures images of an honorable and blameless religion being usurped by some small fanatical cult, similar, we can assume — with dangerous inaccuracy — to our own experience with Christianity and the KKK. Just a few nutcakes, using a venerable religion to advance their own evil and perverted agenda. And ‘perverted’ is the key word here. As Maggie Thornton so clearly demonstrates, our ruthless enemies do not speak for an Islam perverted, but rather for an Islam reinvigorated, an Islam reaffirmed.

To continue playing these liberal moral equivalency games, to continue avoiding naming or confronting our enemies for fear of offending them doesn’t make them go away; it just makes us more vulnerable. How many times must we say this? Islam makes no distinction between its political goals and its “religious” foundations. We do. This major difference between democracies and Islam is crucial to understand. Islam is an aggressive POLITICAL movement with clear cut political aims, and must be treated with no more deference and respect than any other political movement. It is as dangerous — or more so — than either fascism or communism, and must be resisted with the same conviction and tenacity. To our detriment, it has so far successfully managed to immunize itself from criticism and debate by having usurped that special place in our Constitutional society which we have reserved for legitimate religions.

Fools such as those who will attack you for speaking the truth are not only misguided, they are guilty of aiding and abetting the enemy. To them I can only say this: Put your precious borrowed and disastrously inappropriate liberal opinions aside for a moment and do some homework. Read the Qur’an and the supporting texts. Read what our enemy is saying. Read in their own words what it is that they want. Don’t settle for second-hand, biased interpretations of their message. Get it directly from their own lips.

But most of you won’t do this, will you? It requires too much effort and hard work. It’s so much easier to wallow in your complacent ignorance. It’s so much easier to call us names. It’s so much easier to rely on others to form your shallow opinions, isn’t it? It’s so much easier to attack writers like Maggie who have done the hard work and have arrived at the hard conclusions and have the courage to declare them.

If after all this time you still do not recognize our true enemies, if despite all of the evidence you continue to obstruct our efforts to defend ourselves against this existential threat, then you are helping our enemies to defeat us. And that makes you not only a fool, but a traitor.

It’s not a matter of winning a debate; it’s a matter of our nation’s survival. The enemy is relying on your complacency. Don’t give them this victory. Put aside your precious egos and learn.

Please — listen and learn before it’s too late, too late for us all. – rg

It’s War!


It’s War – Call it What it is: War on Islam

Cross posted from Maggie’s Notebook with additional commentary from radarsite
http://maggiesnotebook.blogspot.com/2008/08/its-war-call-it-what-it-is-war-on-islam.html
Saturday, August 2, 2008

After 9/11 we declared a War on Terror and it sparked a uniting of Americans that was too long coming. We’ve been able to define “Terror” now for several years and we know the terror to be Islam.WorldNetDaily quotes “a top commander for alQaida: “Islam does not distinguish between the American people and the American government, since both are in a state of war with Islam,” Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid said in a recent interview.

He is right. This is a War on Islam in response to Islam’s War on America, Islam’s War on Freedom and Liberty, Islam’s War on Infidels, Islam’s War on Democracy – and just to be clear, Islam brought it to America years ago.The difference between Islam’s thinking and a thinking American is that Americans will be suspicious of, and fight back against, those Muslims supporting the downfall of America.

We won’t pin it on our next door neighbor unless he is found to be actively anti-American. We won’t pin it on the Muslim children in our community, but we will hold their parents responsible for dispelling the Islamic agenda of hate toward us, we won’t pin it on our co-worker unless she demonstrates a disdain for us – sees us as an infidel, but we will always be suspicious of the Mosques in our community – because we have no other choice.I won’t use the impotent and futile term “War on Terror” again. From now on it is the War on Islam – a hateful ideology, a hateful oppressive form of government, a seething desire to eliminate all things non-Islamic.

I’m declaring it for my blog.

Maggie Thornton
—————————————————————–

A note from Radarsite: “War monger much?” This is the very first comment Maggie Thornton received on this terrific article. And this is a perfect example of what we’re up against: uninformed, self-righteous denial.

Good for you Maggie Thornton! This is precisely what we need. But few have yet to find the courage — and yes, it does take courage — to properly identify and denounce our enemy. It IS Islam itself. Those of us who have read the Qur’an and who have studied this accept this unpopular but undeniable fact.

You will of course receive hate mail. Apparently, you already have. You will be called a racist and a war-monger. But the fools who label you with these ludicrous terms have no idea of the monster they are defending. They are the deluded and the ignorant. And they must be stood up to. As you are so courageously doing right now.

We have been fighting several wars at once, both external and internal. We have been fighting internally, not just against those unyielding antiwar liberals, but against some of our most trusted authorities. Even at times against our own president. No American president has made a more foolish or harmful statement than when, immediately after the horrors of September 11th, 2001, and many times since that awful day, President Bush declared Islam to be “a religion of Peace, hijacked by a few fanatics”. With this absurd and disingenuous statement, and many others like it, our own president has succeeded in further muddying the waters and adding to our already deep confusion. Thus he has advanced and sanctioned this prime misconception.

To the average American, who has no real knowledge of Islam or of the historical realities of Muhammad, this deeply flawed parallel conjures images of an honorable and blameless religion being usurped by some small fanatical cult, similar, we can assume — with dangerous inaccuracy — to our own experience with Christianity and the KKK. Just a few nutcakes, using a venerable religion to advance their own evil and perverted agenda. And ‘perverted’ is the key word here. As Maggie Thornton so clearly demonstrates, our ruthless enemies do not speak for an Islam perverted, but rather for an Islam reinvigorated, an Islam reaffirmed.

To continue playing these liberal moral equivalency games, to continue avoiding naming or confronting our enemies for fear of offending them doesn’t make them go away; it just makes us more vulnerable. How many times must we say this? Islam makes no distinction between its political goals and its “religious” foundations. We do. This major difference between democracies and Islam is crucial to understand. Islam is an aggressive POLITICAL movement with clear cut political aims, and must be treated with no more deference and respect than any other political movement. It is as dangerous — or more so — than either fascism or communism, and must be resisted with the same conviction and tenacity. To our detriment, it has so far successfully managed to immunize itself from criticism and debate by having usurped that special place in our Constitutional society which we have reserved for legitimate religions.

Fools such as those who will attack you for speaking the truth are not only misguided, they are guilty of aiding and abetting the enemy. To them I can only say this: Put your precious borrowed and disastrously inappropriate liberal opinions aside for a moment and do some homework. Read the Qur’an and the supporting texts. Read what our enemy is saying. Read in their own words what it is that they want. Don’t settle for second-hand, biased interpretations of their message. Get it directly from their own lips.

But most of you won’t do this, will you? It requires too much effort and hard work. It’s so much easier to wallow in your complacent ignorance. It’s so much easier to call us names. It’s so much easier to rely on others to form your shallow opinions, isn’t it? It’s so much easier to attack writers like Maggie who have done the hard work and have arrived at the hard conclusions and have the courage to declare them.

If after all this time you still do not recognize our true enemies, if despite all of the evidence you continue to obstruct our efforts to defend ourselves against this existential threat, then you are helping our enemies to defeat us. And that makes you not only a fool, but a traitor.

It’s not a matter of winning a debate; it’s a matter of our nation’s survival. The enemy is relying on your complacency. Don’t give them this victory. Put aside your precious egos and learn.

Please — listen and learn before it’s too late, too late for us all. – rg

Islam Hi-Jacks American Labor Day

Cross-posted by Maggie at Maggie’s Notebook

I’ve added Tyson contact info at the end of this piece.
Thanks to Monkey in the Middle
who pondered how a request for a Jewish holiday might be handled by the Union and Tyson.
We know the answer to that one.

After having most of the day to think about this, I suggest the non-muslim workers (who are a minority) at the Shelbyville plant walk out tomorrow morning – along with non-muslim workers at Tyson plants everywhere. Non-employees, you can be sure, will support our valiant efforts by never buying another Tyson product – and that goes for the beef and pork, as well as the chicken.

H/T to Stop the ACLU, Stuck on Stupid and Fox News

A short rant: WHY ISN’T THIS ON FOX 24/7?

A Tyson Food plant in Shelbyville, Tennessee contractually agreed with a Union to drop Labor Day and instead, give all employees off for a new holiday – the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

Shelbyville Times-Gazette

A recent press release from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) stated that a new contract at the Shelbyville facility “implements a new holiday to accommodate the … Muslim workers at the plant.”

The RWDSU stated that “the five-year contract creates an additional paid holiday, Iidal Fitil, a Muslim holiday that occurs toward the end of Ramadan.”

Eid al-Fitr falls on Oct. 1 this year.

That’s what the RWDS Union says. Here’s the TRUTH:

Tyson’s Director of Media Relations, Gary Mickelson, stated that while the new contract does not provide an additional holiday, as the union claimed, “the new contract includes eight paid holidays, which is the same number provided in the old contract.”

Is there a Union anywhere whose word can be trusted.?

The U.S. Department of Labor gives this background on America’s Labor Day, which Tyson employees in Shelbyville will no long celebrate with fellow-Americans:

“Labor Day differs in every essential way from the other holidays of the year in any country,” said Samuel Gompers, founder and longtime president of the American Federation of Labor. “All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflicts and battles of man’s prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor Day…is devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation.”

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

The press release stated:

…there are approximately 700 Muslims working at Tyson, but Mickelson said that Somalis only represent approximately 250 of the 1,200 employed at the plant, a little over 20 percent of the workforce.

What do Somali Muslims have to do with hi-jacking Labor Day? No clues in the Shelbyville Times-Gazette. The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII) reported in December 2007 that Tyson legally imported 400 Somali Muslim “humanitarian refugees” to top up its 2000 employee work force in Emporia – but not Shelbyville.

1200 employees at Tyson-Shelbyville – 700 are Muslim. My math tells me that 58% of the employees at this plant are Muslim.

Evidently we can be comforted that only 250 of the Muslims are from Somalia. Where are the remainder 500 from? Are they legal. Are they Black American Muslims? No, I don’t think so. By the way, who are the Union leaders? No red-blooded America would ask to destroy Labor Day in honor of any Muslim holiday.

WorldNetDaily:

The union boasts on its website, “Diversity is one of the strengths of our union. … We may come from different countries and speak different languages. But what unites us is the belief that by standing together we can better advance our interests.”

When Muslims dominate we’ll see their definition of “diversity,” and “standing together,” and “advancing our interests.” Muslims are ALLOWED one “interest,” and that’s “advancing” Islam with no diversity accepted.

I’m telling you friends, we’d better rise up against this. All Tyson products are off my shopping list but we need to do far more. Islam-creep and its mission-creep is gathering steam and in the name of goodwill, America is giving up all it holds dear.

Contact Information

Mail: Tyson Foods, Inc.
P.O. Box 2020
Springdale, AR 72764-6999
Telephone: 1-800-643-3410
Consumer Relations CP631
2210 West Oaklawn Drive
Springdale, AR 72764-6999

Tyson Foods Brings Latent Tuberculosis to Emporia, Kansas

Cross-posted by Maggie at Maggie’s Notebook

Photo from the Topeka Capital-Journal. Their caption reads:
Courtesy / Kansas Health Institute

An estimated 750 to 1,000 Somali refugees are living in Emporia, a magnet because of jobs at the Tyson Foods meatpacking plant. Many have latent tuberculosis.

H/T to Texas Fred and his comment thread.

Tyson Foods’ blatant disregard for the institutions of America is worse than we thought – and it stretches outside just the Shelbyville, TN plant.

Here’s how the Topeka Capital-Journal under the heading “Somalis arrive in Emporia with tuberculosis” describes the “exotic, new arrivals:”

EMPORIA — When hundreds of Somali refugees began showing up to work at the meatpacking plant, nurses Lori Torres and Renee Hively were among the first to get to know the exotic, new arrivals.

“We got notified a day in advance that 70 Somalis were being transferred from a (Tyson Foods) plant in Nebraska,” Hively recalled. “That 70 soon grew into 400, seemingly overnight.”…Torres is the case manager for about 160 Somalis in Emporia who have been diagnosed with latent tuberculosis….

WHERE WAS the Center for Disease Control?
HOW DID THESE PEOPLE GET INTO THE U.S.?

I found the following at immigration.com:

Section 212(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act states that aliens with specific health-related conditions are ineligible to receive visas and ineligible for admission into the United States. The Attorney General may waive application of this inadmissibility on health-related grounds if an application for waiver is filed and approved by the consular office considering the application for a visa. The Division of Migration and Quarantine, NCID uses this application primarily to collect information to establish and maintain records of waiver applicants in order to notify the Immigration and Naturalization Service when terms, conditions and controls imposed by waiver are not met. NCID is requesting the extension of this data for 3 years. There total estimated annualize burden is 167 hours.

More from the Topeka Capital-Journal:

…each of the department’s [Tyson’s] nurses divided the case management responsibilities, but with the surge it was decided Torres would take them all, in essence creating a full-time tuberculosis nurse position. They also persuaded the clinic’s managers to hire a full-time Somali translator. [Your package of chicken fingers just went up a quarter.}

Here’s the EXOTIC word again:

The Somalis are the most recent and perhaps most exotic wave for this city of about 25,000 people. Not everyone in Emporia has been welcoming. There have been incidents of vandalism and an armed robbery attempt at the Ayan Restaurant, a Somali-owned eatery that also serves as an informal community center for the refugees.

An article posted Nov. 3 on the Emporia Gazette Web site about a state grant to Catholic Community Services to help the Somalis settling in Emporia drew scores of angry, anonymous reader reactions, including this one:

“Emporia is going to be its own 3rd world country before long because of all the damn, bleeding hearts.”

“They came post 9/11. They’re black and they’re Muslim,” Hively said, describing some of the hostility demonstrated toward the Somalis. “Emporia didn’t have many black people before. This is a small town.”

If you haven’t caught the latest news, Tyson contractually, with its Union, canceled Labor Day – no joking here – at their Shelbyville, TN plant and replaced it with a Muslim holiday sometime each Fall.

Let us put Tyson Foods out of business!
No extraordinary measures needed.
No time out of your day
Just don’t buy anything made by Tyson Foods

Tyson is not only about chicken. They sell beef and pork products, including bacon. One of my readers suggested that we query restaurants. Are they using Tyson for their chicken fingers, hot wings, etc.?

Don’t buy Tyson until Labor Day is acknowledged again at their Shelbyville plant and these refugees are sent back home.

Contact Information

Mail: Tyson Foods, Inc.
P.O. Box 2020
Springdale, AR 72764-6999
Telephone: 1-800-643-3410
Consumer Relations CP631
2210 West Oaklawn Drive
Springdale, AR 72764-6999

Tyson Foods Brings Latent Tuberculosis to Emporia, Kansas

Cross-posted by Maggie at Maggie’s Notebook

Photo from the Topeka Capital-Journal. Their caption reads:
Courtesy / Kansas Health Institute

An estimated 750 to 1,000 Somali refugees are living in Emporia, a magnet because of jobs at the Tyson Foods meatpacking plant. Many have latent tuberculosis.

H/T to Texas Fred and his comment thread.

Tyson Foods’ blatant disregard for the institutions of America is worse than we thought – and it stretches outside just the Shelbyville, TN plant.

Here’s how the Topeka Capital-Journal under the heading “Somalis arrive in Emporia with tuberculosis” describes the “exotic, new arrivals:”

EMPORIA — When hundreds of Somali refugees began showing up to work at the meatpacking plant, nurses Lori Torres and Renee Hively were among the first to get to know the exotic, new arrivals.

“We got notified a day in advance that 70 Somalis were being transferred from a (Tyson Foods) plant in Nebraska,” Hively recalled. “That 70 soon grew into 400, seemingly overnight.”…Torres is the case manager for about 160 Somalis in Emporia who have been diagnosed with latent tuberculosis….

WHERE WAS the Center for Disease Control?
HOW DID THESE PEOPLE GET INTO THE U.S.?

I found the following at immigration.com:

Section 212(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act states that aliens with specific health-related conditions are ineligible to receive visas and ineligible for admission into the United States. The Attorney General may waive application of this inadmissibility on health-related grounds if an application for waiver is filed and approved by the consular office considering the application for a visa. The Division of Migration and Quarantine, NCID uses this application primarily to collect information to establish and maintain records of waiver applicants in order to notify the Immigration and Naturalization Service when terms, conditions and controls imposed by waiver are not met. NCID is requesting the extension of this data for 3 years. There total estimated annualize burden is 167 hours.

More from the Topeka Capital-Journal:

…each of the department’s [Tyson’s] nurses divided the case management responsibilities, but with the surge it was decided Torres would take them all, in essence creating a full-time tuberculosis nurse position. They also persuaded the clinic’s managers to hire a full-time Somali translator. [Your package of chicken fingers just went up a quarter.}

Here’s the EXOTIC word again:

The Somalis are the most recent and perhaps most exotic wave for this city of about 25,000 people. Not everyone in Emporia has been welcoming. There have been incidents of vandalism and an armed robbery attempt at the Ayan Restaurant, a Somali-owned eatery that also serves as an informal community center for the refugees.

An article posted Nov. 3 on the Emporia Gazette Web site about a state grant to Catholic Community Services to help the Somalis settling in Emporia drew scores of angry, anonymous reader reactions, including this one:

“Emporia is going to be its own 3rd world country before long because of all the damn, bleeding hearts.”

“They came post 9/11. They’re black and they’re Muslim,” Hively said, describing some of the hostility demonstrated toward the Somalis. “Emporia didn’t have many black people before. This is a small town.”

If you haven’t caught the latest news, Tyson contractually, with its Union, canceled Labor Day – no joking here – at their Shelbyville, TN plant and replaced it with a Muslim holiday sometime each Fall.

Let us put Tyson Foods out of business!
No extraordinary measures needed.
No time out of your day
Just don’t buy anything made by Tyson Foods

Tyson is not only about chicken. They sell beef and pork products, including bacon. One of my readers suggested that we query restaurants. Are they using Tyson for their chicken fingers, hot wings, etc.?

Don’t buy Tyson until Labor Day is acknowledged again at their Shelbyville plant and these refugees are sent back home.

Contact Information

Mail: Tyson Foods, Inc.
P.O. Box 2020
Springdale, AR 72764-6999
Telephone: 1-800-643-3410
Consumer Relations CP631
2210 West Oaklawn Drive
Springdale, AR 72764-6999

Saturated With Violence, Immune To Disaster


Cross posted from Radarsite

Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. The United States of America was attacked without warning by Japanese bombers. 2,403 people were killed.

Shocked and angered, Americans rallied together and mobilized for war.

Working round the clock, American workers produced more than 100,000 aircraft, more than all of the Axis powers combined.


New York City, September 11, 2001.
The United States of America was attacked without warning by Islamist bombers. 2,974 people were killed.

Shocked and angered, thousands of Americans took to the streets to demonstrate for peace.

Since September 11th, Muslims have built hundreds of new mosques in America.


Islam is one of the fastest-spreading faiths in America, with a 25 percent increase in the number of mosques over the past seven years.

To accommodate our Muslims we have installed prayer rugs at our airports…

and footbaths at our universities. read more