Archive for February 8th, 2006

Cartoons were Published Five Months ago in Egypt

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

It come to my attention that the cartoons the muslims are destroying things over were published in an Egyptian newspaper back in October of 2005. No outcry was heard. More proof that islam is not the “religion of peace” at all.

The whole world is mesmerized by this big campaign against Denmark. I have mentioned before that an Egyptian newspaper published the Danish Cartoons from Jyllands-Posten. Why after five months the feelings of the Egyptians and Muslims are suddenly inflamed? I am trying to get images for the reportage, but here are the details of this paper for those who can check it:

See the links here and here.

Update:
WorldNetDaily in addition to Little Green Footballs and Michele Malkin have picked this story up. So far no mention of it in the mainstream media. LGF was the first blog I saw who had it.


Re-Post: Ann Coulter’s “Calvin and Hobbes — and Muhammad” at Townhall.com

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

As my regular readers know, I’ve long been skeptical of the “Religion of Peace” moniker for Muslims — for at least 3,000 reasons right off the top of my head. I think the evidence is going my way this week.
The culture editor of a newspaper in Denmark suspected writers and cartoonists were engaging in self-censorship when it came to the Religion of Peace. It was subtle things, like a Danish comedian’s statement, paraphrased by The New York Times, “that he had no problem urinating on the Bible but that he would not dare do the same to the Quran.”
So, after verifying that his life insurance premiums were paid up, the editor expressly requested cartoons of Muhammad from every cartoonist with a Danish cartoon syndicate. Out of 40 cartoonists, only 10 accepted the invitation, most of them submitting utterly neutral drawings with no political content whatsoever.
But three cartoons made political points.
One showed Muhammad turning away suicide bombers from the gates of heaven, saying “Stop, stop — we ran out of virgins!” — which I believe was a commentary on Muslims’ predilection for violence. Another was a cartoon of Muhammad with horns, which I believe was a commentary on Muslims’ predilection for violence. The third showed Muhammad with a turban in the shape of a bomb, which I believe was an expression of post-industrial ennui in a secular — oops, no, wait: It was more of a commentary on Muslims’ predilection for violence.
In order to express their displeasure with the idea that Muslims are violent, thousands of Muslims around the world engaged in rioting, arson, mob savagery, flag-burning, murder and mayhem, among other peaceful acts of nonviolence.
Muslims are the only people who make feminists seem laid-back.
The little darlings brandish placards with typical Religion of Peace slogans, such as: “Behead Those Who Insult Islam,” “Europe, you will pay, extermination is on the way” and “Butcher those who mock Islam.” They warn Europe of their own impending 9/11 with signs that say: “Europe: Your 9/11 will come” — which is ironic, because they almost had me convinced the Jews were behind the 9/11 attack.
The rioting Muslims claim they are upset because Islam prohibits any depictions of Muhammad — though the text is ambiguous on beheadings, suicide bombings and flying planes into skyscrapers.
The belief that Islam forbids portrayals of Muhammad is recently acquired. Back when Muslims created things, rather than blowing them up, they made paintings, frescoes, miniatures and prints of Muhammad.
But apparently the Koran is like the Constitution: It’s a “living document,” capable of sprouting all-new provisions at will. Muslims ought to start claiming the Koran also prohibits indoor plumbing, to explain their lack of it.
Other interpretations of the Koran forbid images of humans or animals, which makes even a child’s coloring book blasphemous. That’s why the Taliban blew up those priceless Buddhist statues, bless their innocent, peace-loving little hearts.
Largely unnoticed in this spectacle is the blinding fact that one nation is missing from the long list of Muslim countries (by which I mean France and England) with hundreds of crazy Muslims experiencing bipolar rage over some cartoons: Iraq. Hey — maybe this democracy thing does work! The barbaric behavior of Europe’s Muslims suggests that the European welfare state may not be attracting your top-notch Muslims.
Making the rash assumption for purposes of discussion that Islam is a religion and not a car-burning cult, even a real religion can’t go bossing around other people like this.
Catholics aren’t short on rules, but they couldn’t care less if non-Catholics use birth control. Conservative Jews have no interest in forbidding other people from mixing meat and dairy. Protestants don’t make a peep about other people eating food off one another’s plates. (Just stay away from our plates — that’s disgusting.)
But Muslims think they can issue decrees about what images can appear in newspaper cartoons. Who do they think they are, liberals?

Not Dead Yet Seeks Probe of Haleigh Poutre Case

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

I thought the Terri Schindler Schiavo situation was mishandled very badly. Apparently another case has come to light. This one is 11-year-old Haleigh Poutre of Massachusetts. Her stepfather allegedly burned her and beat her nearly to death with a baseball bat. Haleigh, in a coma, was kept alive by a feeding tube and ventilator.

The Massachusetts Department of Social Services wanted to remove Haleigh’s feeding and breathing tubes.
Even her biological mother (who had been deemed unfit to care for Haleigh and whose former boyfriend was accused of sexually abusing the child) wanted her to be put to death (transcript via Nexis/CBS Evening News):
CBS reporter SHARYN ALFONSI: This is Haleigh Poutre before, before her teeth were broken, before her tiny body was burned and before she was beaten, doctors say, into a vegetative state. You’re her mother.
Ms. ALLISON AVRETT (Biological Mother): Yes.
ALFONSI: What do you want for her?
AVRETT: I want her to rest.
ALFONSI: And right now?
AVRETT: She’s not. Being kept like that is not a life.
The only person who wanted Haleigh alive was her stepfather, who will likely be charged with murder if Haleigh dies.
Two days ago, Massachusetts’ Supreme Court ruled against Haleigh’s stepfather, saying it was ”unthinkable” to give the power to make a life-and-death decision to the man accused of putting Haleigh in a coma.
“Court: State can let beaten girl die,” the headlines trumpeted.
Just one small complication for all of those who, for whatever reason, were in such a rush to “let Haleigh die:”

Link to this article.

But there’s more.

Not Dead Yet, the national disability rights group, is calling for an investigation into what they characterize as the “shoddy medicine” that led to a court order for the removal of life-support from 11-year-old Haleigh Poutre just days after her admission to Massachusetts’ Baystate Medical Center with a severe brain injury. She is now responsive and interactive four months after being declared “virtually brain dead” and in an “irreversible coma.
“If the court order had not been appealed, Haleigh Poutre would now be dead, said Diane Coleman, Not Dead Yet’s founder and president.
Coleman said that specifically, investigations are imperative into : “How doctors at Baystate Medical could be so wrong in their “arrogant and hasty diagnosis” that Haleigh had “no chance of recovering cognitive or sensate functioning,” and that she “cannot hear, feel, or respond.” The doctors presented their diagnosis as established medical fact, whereas any prognosis following a brain injury must be provisional. These doctors must answer to charges of incompetence and negligence. Furthermore, have these doctors withdrawn life-support in similar circumstances in the past? Do they have expertise regarding brain injuries?”How the medical tests run after Poutre’s biological mother saw signs of responsiveness earlier this month could be so wrong. Accepting the test results as dispositive, doctors again told DSS that there was “not a chance” of recovery. A few days later, Poutre became responsive. These tests are obviously fatally flawed, and must not be read prognostically.”
How Baystate Medical could support the incorrect diagnosis just eight days after Poutre’s admission. Brain trauma specialist Dr. Douglas Katz of Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital recently said “I wouldn’t give up before a year.” Is giving up after eight days standard operating procedure at Baystate Medical ? Has this hospital and others in the state allowed other children with brain injuries to die under such rushed circumstances?”
Whether this rush to withdraw life support from brain injured patients is now accepted medical practice in the state of Massachusetts . The Baystate doctors doctors said that their recommendations were in line with established medical ethics. Perhaps we need some new ethics.”
How the Juvenile Court, and later the Supreme Judicial Court, could so naïvely accept medical testimony regarding life and death without additional investigation. People with disabilities have a lot of experience with medical hubris regarding the quality of our lives, and know firsthand how mistaken and prejudicial doctors can be. The courts must stop their slavish deference to “established medical opinion,” which is continually subject to critique and change.”
How the courts understand the concept of “dignity.” On Oct. 5, barely 3 weeks after Haleigh Poutre’s admission, a juvenile court judge ruled that her “dignity and quality of life would be most respected by withdrawing both the ventilator and the feeding tube.” Now that Poutre is responsive, does she have her dignity back? Or is she still at risk of being determined as living an undignified life? Haleigh Poutre and the people of Massachusetts deserve an open discussion.”
Not Dead Yet is the national disability rights organization that leads the disability community’s opposition to legalized assisted suicide, euthanasia and other forms of medical killings. 2-04-06

Hamas says it won’t recognize Israel

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

No surprise here.

Hamas’ political chief reiterated Wednesday that the group would not recognize Israel, and issued a strong warning to current Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to take no steps without consulting the group.
“I take this opportunity to tell brother Abu Mazen not to make any new moves, changes or appointments” without consulting Hamas, political leader Khaled Mashaal told a press conference in Cairo. “I am saying here that Hamas will not deal with any changes and will consider them null and void.”

Read the rest here.

The Ascension

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen.
To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God.
Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?”
He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority; but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.
And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them.
They also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”

Acts 1:1-11 (New American Standard Bible)

Church Fires Leave Communities Confused, Heartbroken

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Please pray for the victims of these horrible crimes.

BOLIGEE, Ala. — The front of the sanctuary was in flames, and smoke was pouring from the windows of Morning Star Baptist Church when Johnny Archibald arrived to a grimly familiar scene in Alabama.
As soon as he saw the fire, he immediately thought of the five other Baptist churches that had burned in the morning darkness four days earlier.
“I don’t know what’s going on,” Archibald said Tuesday as he stood outside the ruins of his church. “It’s just sickness.”
Morning Star Baptist and three other rural Alabama churches were damaged or destroyed by fires Tuesday, bringing the number of suspicious church fires in the state to nine in less than a week. Authorities said they had no clear suspects but were inspecting tire tracks and footprints and searching for a dark-colored sport-utility vehicle.
“Obviously somebody or somebodies are interested in burning down churches. Whether it’s hate against a race or religion in general, we don’t know,” said Ragan Ingram, a spokesman for the state insurance agency that oversees fire investigations.
Ingram said the first rash of fires early Friday — at four predominantly white churches and one predominantly black church — are believed to be linked.

Read the rest here.

Morgan Freeman Condems Black History Month on ’60 Minutes’

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

I admire Morgan Freeman very much and I wanted to post this article about an interview he had with Mike Wallace on “60 Minutes”. The bottom line to me is: God created all of us.

Television often celebrates black history month with his films, but Morgan Freeman thinks the whole idea of a month for black history is “ridiculous.” The African American actor tells Mike Wallace he is against a special month because it separates black history from American history and is part of a labeling process that abets racism.
“You’re going to relegate my history to a month,?” Freeman asks Wallace in their discussion of black history month. After noting there is no “white history month,” he says, “I don’t want a black history month. Black history is American history.”
The notion of a special month for black history may be hurting rather than helping efforts for racial equality, believes Freeman. When Wallace wonders that without black history month, racism may be harder to stop and asks, “How are we going to get rid of racism?” Freeman retorts, “Stop talking about it!”
Freeman believes the labels “black” and “white” are an obstacle to beating racism. “I am going to stop calling you a white man and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man,” he says. “I know you as Mike Wallace. You know me as Morgan Freeman. You wouldn’t say, ‘Well, I know this white guy named Mike Wallace.’ You know what I’m saying?” Freeman asks Wallace.
Freeman, who won his first Oscar for the supporting role he played in
Million Dollar Baby last year, also discusses his acting career and his several Academy Award nominations, his love of sailing, and his more recent hobby, piloting a plane.
“60 Minutes” profiles the Oscar winner on Sunday, Dec. 18, (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.


Also see the article from WorldNetDaily here.

…Sin, Judgement and that Whole Hell Thing

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Hats off to the folks at ReverendFun.com. They hit the nail on the head with this cartoon. So many churches are afraid to address the issues of sin, judgement and hell in fear of “offending” someone. These things are in the Bible. Either you belive the Bible or you don’t. Churches cannot “sit on the fence” any longer.

Senate To Vote On Homosexual Marriage Ban In Early March

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Post of an email I received from the American Family Association.

Senate To Vote On Homosexual Marriage Ban In Early March
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ECUSA’s Loss Is Gain for South American Diocese

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

More defections from the U.S. Episcopal congregation over Biblical Truth. These Bible believing parishes are just not going to tolerate the migration the ECUSA leadership has taken away from Biblical teachings in favor of secular social mores.

(AgapePress) – Yet another conservative California parish has decided to leave the Episcopal Church USA over its rift with Anglicanism worldwide.
St. Anne’s Church in Oceanside has left the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego and is now under the oversight of
the bishop of the Diocese of Bolivia, Frank Lyons. The pastor of St. Anne’s says his church has had a strong relationship with Bishop Lyons for years, having taken part in missions and healing missions in Bolivia once or twice a year.
Pastor Tony Baron says the overwhelming decision by his congregation to leave ECUSA came at the prompting of the Holy Spirit, as opposed to the prompting of the human spirit. “What it came down to is the Gospel — the Good News,” says Baron. “And it came down to [a question of] who is Jesus Christ — and we believe that Jesus Christ is the one and only Lord and Savior.”
Evidently it also came down to a belief in the inerrancy of the Holy Bible. “Our church, for over a hundred years, [has held] to the high authority of scripture as being the Word of God,” the Episcopal priest says. “It’s become increasingly clear that the Episcopal Church USA has chosen a path that no longer reflects the steadfast faith of St. Anne’s.”
According to Pastor Baron, the decision to join with the Bolivian diocese has given the Oceanside parish a sense of freedom and a desire to continue with the mission of the Church — that is, to make disciples for Jesus Christ. And the events leading up to the decision, he says, have been building for some time now.
“[W]hat has been over [our] head for not only just the last two or three years, but progressively as you’ve seen since the 1960s, [is] a deterioration of the high view of scripture and [a move toward] more of a pluralistic viewpoint regarding Christianity and Jesus Christ not being the Way, but a way toward salvation,” the clergyman says. “This has gone on a long time.”
Baron believes the number of congregations leaving the Episcopal Church USA will continue to grow “as God leads each individual church to listen to His voice.”

Political Posturing at King Funeral Draws Cheers, Jeers

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Leave it to the liberal left to take the funeral of an outstanding icon of American freedom and turn it into a political “Bush bashing” session. Will the left never learn that as long as they continue to use these tactics, they will continue to loose support from mainstream America? Apparently not.

Political Posturing at King Funeral Draws Cheers, Jeers
Susan JonesSenior Editor
(CNSNews.com) – President Bush rearranged his schedule to attend the funeral of Coretta Scott King on Tuesday, only to hear liberal Democrats, including former President Jimmy Carter, take political potshots at him. Stoking anger about the federal response to Hurricane Katrina, former President Carter said, “The struggle for equal rights is not over. We only have to recall the color of the faces of those in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, those who were most devastated by Katrina, to know that there are not yet equal opportunities for all Americans.”The crowd roared its approval.
And in a reference to President Bush’s much-criticized NSA surveillance program, Carter brought up the “secret government wiretapping” of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. many years ago.Many in the crowd stood to applaud Carter.The Rev. Joseph Lowery, a civil rights leader who is now 85 years old, drew cheers when he criticized the U.S.-led war in Iraq.He began by mentioning that Coretta Scott King “extended Martin’s message against poverty, racism and war:”She deplored the terror inflicted by our smart bombs on missions way afar. We know now that there were no weapons of mass destruction over there, but Coretta knew, and we know, that there are weapons of misdirection right down here.”For war, billions more — but no more for the poor!” Lowery added.President Bush and his father, sitting on the dais, shook their heads slightly at some of the criticism. Video footage of the president showed the political criticism made both him and his wife uncomfortable.But press reports noted that President Bush shook Lowery’s hand when he finished his speech.Former President Bill Clinton and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to the funeral with the Bushes on Air Force One.While Bill Clinton confined his remarks to the life and legacy of Mrs. King, he drew a thunderous ovation from the crowd, a stark contrast to the polite applause for President Bush.

Read the rest here.

And Yet Another Demonstration of the True Colors of islam

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

I really like what islam has been doing the last week or so. Maybe it will wake the world up to the fact that no matter what islamist want you to believe about them being so peacful, they will never be a relgion of peace.
On on top of that, if you believe that your right of “free speech” would still exist under islamic rule, just take a look.


And Fox News is reporting Clerics: ‘Rioters Are Defaming Name of Islam’. Now wait a moment…
Just were did the “average” muslim learn this stuff? I’ll tell you where; from the islamic clerics who spout anti-Israel, anti-American, anti-Western, anti-Freedom rhetoric at every prayer time!! Look at the picture below. The people are burning a Danish flag. But can you see what they are burning beside it? A flag of Israel!!
And as the mob fire bombs the Danish embassy in Tehran, Iran, what are they chanting? “Death to America”.
You islamic clerics can just stew in the mess you’ve created. You can’t and won’t have it both ways. The secret of islam is out for the world to see. You are a religion of death, violence, destruction and intolerance. You have never been and never will be a religon of peace.