Archive for August 19th, 2008

Media Refuses to Link “Honor Killings” to Islam

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

With so-called “honor killings” on the rise, it still amazes me that the new media refuses to acknowledge the direct correlation between the killings and the religion of the killers – Islam.

A media analyst says CNN consistently chooses to downplay the connection between acts of violence committed in the name of Islam and Islam itself.

CNN recently aired a news report featuring a woman in the United Kingdom who was kidnapped, tortured, raped, and murdered at the order of her Muslim father. Although the CNN segment documented the rise of what are called “honor killings” in the U.K., reporter Paula Newton not once used the words “Muslim” or “Islam” in the story.

“Clearly the fundamental element in this story is the person who did this honor killing,” states [Seton Motley, director of communications for the Media Research Center (MRC)]. “How can you talk about honor killings without mentioning Islam?” he asks, “because that’s where it happens.”

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Obama Dodges Question on When Life Begins

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Our very liberal presidential hopeful is going to do everything he can do to advance abortions if he is elected.

The moderator of Saturday night’s presidential forum on faith — Pastor Rick Warren — says Barack Obama failed to adequately address the question of when life begins.

Senator Obama (D-Illinois) told Pastor Warren that it was “above [his] pay grade” to determine at what point a baby should be given human rights.

Following the forum, Pastor Warren criticized Obama’s decision to dodge the question. In an interview with Beliefnet.com, Warren said “to just say ‘I don’t know’ on the most divisive issue in America is not a clear enough answer for me.”

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Judge Rules in Favor of English-Only Rule

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

As I’ve said on this blog many times, I don’t have any problems with anyone coming to this country to make a better life for themselves. With that said, my only demands are that they come here legally and that they don’t expect me to change to conform to their lifestyle. They are the guest in my country, not the other way around. This is why I don’t have any problems with American English being this country’s official language and that demands be made that everyone who comes to live and work here be required to learn it.

An English-language advocate is pleased — although surprised — that a federal judge ruled against three Hispanic families who had sued a Catholic school for making their children speak English.

The three families in question claimed that the principal of St. Anne Catholic School and the Wichita diocese discriminated against their children. But the school argued that the English-only rule was due to behavior problems by a few middle school students, and was not discriminatory.

Jim Boulet of English First says he understands what the school was trying to do. “If you break out into a foreign language, if you don’t think people understand you, they tend to think you’re talking about them, even if you are not,” he contends. “And sometimes they were — and the school is required to keep an atmosphere where students aren’t insulted and harassed by other students.”

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