Archive for March 2nd, 2010

“Christian-Americans Forbidden To Kill Murderer If He Is Muslim” by Dr. Phyllis Chesler

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Arizona Prosecutors Won’t Seek Death Penalty in Honor Killing

Remember the case in which Faleh al-Maleki, an Iraqi-American father brutally ran over his daughter, Noor, in Arizona, then attempted to escape but was apprehended in Britain and returned to face justice?

Guess what’s just happened? The Arizona prosecutors have been scared off seeking the death penalty. Public defender Billy Little raised the specter of “How will it look for Christians to execute a Muslim?”

I kid you not.

Billy Little asked the judge to “take special precautions to ensure the County Attorney’s Office wouldn’t wrongly seek the death penalty because Almaleki is a Muslim.” Little called for an “open process (to) provide some level of assurance that there is no appearance that a Christian is seeking to execute a Muslim for racial, political, religious or cultural beliefs,” referring to County Attorney Andrew Thomas’ Christian faith.

Whoa!

Words fail me here. Are Christian lawyers, by definition, hopelessly biased against Muslims? This is a fact not in evidence. Is the public defender Christian? Why should this matter in America? What if the judge is Christian? Does Billy Little understand that Muslim judges do not usually prosecute men who honor murder their wives, sisters, or daughters?

But prithee pause. Allow me to take another approach. If Billy Little is that concerned with not shedding Muslim blood: Faleh al-Maleki is a Muslim who also killed a Muslim; he rode right over his daughter with a two-ton jeep. Is her female Muslim blood cheaper than his male Muslim blood? And, let’s not forget: Al-Maleki attempted to murder another Muslim woman who was sheltering his daughter.

Little also rattled his sword about the importance of keeping “religion” out of the proceeding…while simultaneously using the defendant’s religion to insist that his life be spared! In any event, even most Islamists insist that Islam has nothing to do with honor killings, that it is a tribal custom, one that existed long before Islam arose. (And, I must add, a custom which all-mighty Islam has been unable or unwilling to abolish).

Fine. Keep religion out of it if you must. Call it a dirty tribal custom. But let’s be honest. You just don’t see many Buddhists, Jews, or Christians killing their daughters because they refuse to remain in arranged marriages or because they want to lead independent lives. This was precisely why al-Maleki killed his daughter.

According to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Al Maleki is still being charged with first degree murder, aggravated assault, and two counts of leaving the scene of a serious accident.

So: Why have the prosecutors backed down? Has the same politically correct culture that has so fatally infected the American military (Fort Hood, etc.) infected the prosecutor’s office as well? Are Arizonians unconsciously guilty about living on indigenous Apache and Navajo land and see al-Maleki as a symbol of indigenous cultures?

I am not a huge fan of the death penalty; it is applied in racially biased ways and innocent people have been executed. And yet: Do the prosecutors really believe that being sentenced to life in prison (as an “honorable” man) will deter the next dishonorable honor killer in our midst, to whom his miserable, misogynist concept of “honor” is more important than life? Certainly, far more important than female life.
Billy Little asked the judge to “take special precautions to ensure the County Attorney’s Office wouldn’t wrongly seek the death penalty because Almaleki is a Muslim.” Little called for an “open process (to) provide some level of assurance that there is no appearance that a Christian is seeking to execute a Muslim for racial, political, religious or cultural beliefs,” referring to County Attorney Andrew Thomas’ Christian faith.

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NCAA Rejects Pro-Family Message – Censors Christians

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

I received this letter from the American Family Association today:

Dear Friend,

The ad features a father holding his young son and saying, “All I want for my son is for him to grow up knowing how to do the right thing.”

The tag line: “Celebrate Family. Celebrate Life.”

This Focus on the Family ad, believe it or not, has been yanked off the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) website for one simple reason: Focus on the Family supports natural marriage, believing that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.

The NCAA, who apparently believes only in selective diversity – “Christians need not apply” – has censored this ad after homosexual activists complained.

Look at the message again. By scrubbing this ad, is the NCAA saying we want our sons to grow up knowing how to do the wrong thing? With the number of NCAA athletes who get in trouble with the law every week, you’d think the NCAA would enthusiastically support a message which urges fathers to be great role models for their sons and athletes-to-be.

Are NCAA officials saying that they celebrate divorce rather than intact families? That they celebrate death instead of life? That they don’t want fathers to be involved with their sons? What is remotely objectionable about the message in this ad?

NCAA officials even went so far as to say that even if the message was okay, they’d have to spike it because of the messenger.

In other words, the NCAA is telling America that it has no room in its view of diversity for voices of faith and family.

From the associated article:

NCAA Nixes Family Ad, Focus [on the Family] ‘Befuddled’

The NCAA has withdrawn Focus on the Family’s banner ad on its website, apparently because of the organization’s stance on homosexual relationships.

Associated Press reports the National Collegiate Athletic Association heard from some of its members that the banner conflicted with the organization’s policy of inclusion, regardless of sexual orientation. The ad — part of the pro-family group’s “Celebrate Family – Celebrate Life” campaign — was pulled without any notice, according to Focus on the Family’s Gary Schneeburger.

Schneeburger points out that Focus spends 90 percent of its budget on parenting and marriage resources, and only 10 percent advocating on behalf of the unborn and for traditional marriage. The supposedly controversial Super Bowl ad featuring Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam, was part of Focus’s “Celebrate Family – Celebrate Life” campaign.

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Texas College Campus Divided Over Bible for Porn Campaign

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Those wacky atheist are up to it again. The amount of time and energy they are willing to expend in order to protest something they don’t even believe in – God – is just amazing. I keep waiting for them to protest against Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy, but it never seems to happen. Only God is on their radar.
This time atheist students at University of Texas at San Antonio, went out and bought a bunch of pornographic material and are offering to trade it for Bibles and other religious material. I shudder to think how they will dispose of these Bibles and such, and also wonder if they will be charge with a hate crime for desecrating them (oh yeah, I forgot…it’s only a hate crime when a Koran is desecrated, apparently it’s perfectly OK to desecrate and destroy a Bible).
It’s a shame many atheist feel the need to make themselves look like idiots so much of the time. That gives the rest of you atheist a bad name.

A Texas college campus is locked in a fierce debate after a group of students launched the “smut for smut” campaign, trading bibles and other religious texts for porn, MyFoxSanAntonio.com reported.

Atheist students at the University of Texas at San Antonio announced that any student over the age of 18 will receive pornographic materials if they trade in religious materials, according to MyFoxSanAntonio.com.

Leaders of this atheist campaign allege that porn is no worse than what’s written in religious texts.

A university spokesman says that this controversial cause is completely legal, though he admits a majority of the students on campus do not agree with it, according to MyFoxSanAntonio.com.

The group will continue its activities on campus through the middle of the week, according to the site.

There may a silver lining here…

What if a bunch of Christian were to trade Bibles and religious literature for porn, making it unavailable for others to have, and then destroy the porn…
And the Bibles, although in jeopardy from the atheist, might just fall into the right hands, and be read…

It reminds me of a little story I head once…

An old lady lived alone and could not afford to buy food. As she worked around her house and yard, she prayed about her needs out loud, giving Glory to God and petitioning Him.
Her atheist neighbor heard her prayers and got greatly agitated about them. Confronting her, he said “So is your imaginary God going to drop food from heaven?”
The woman smiled at him and continued to pray out loud.
Becoming even more contentious, the atheist said to himself, “I’ll show her”. And with that, he went to the store and bought several sacks of groceries. Returning, he put them on her porch, rang the bell and hid around the corner.
When the woman opened the door and saw the groceries, she began praising God loudly and happily.
At that moment, the atheist jumped out and said, “Ha…it wasn’t your God who gave you the groceries, it was me!! What do you say about that??”
The old woman starting laughing, “I never doubted my God would answer my prayer for food, but I never dreamed He would make the Devil pay for it!!”

Maybe God is making the Devil pay for porn…

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