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What’s with the oxymoron, BTL? Jumbo shrimp? Military intelligence?

No, seriously:

Muslims around the world have been posting sarcastic messages on social media, in a bid to counter a wave of hostility towards Islam.

First came #NotInMyName, a hashtag popularised by moderate Muslims to denounce terrorist groups, and their actions. “Al-Qaeda, Taliban, ISIS and 9/11… do not represent me bec my religion doesn’t teach hate & murder,” read a typical message on Twitter. The hashtag has been used almost 50,000 times in the last week alone, and is still gaining momentum.

The earnest campaign didn’t sit easily with everyone, however, and some felt it pandered unnecessarily to the Western media. “I’m tired of seeing Muslims rip themselves apart in apologies to prove their humanity to Islamophobes with campaigns like #notinmyname,” said one.

Soon enough, the hashtag’s satirical counterpart emerged. On Tuesday #MuslimApologies appeared, and quickly gathered pace. It has been used almost 30,000 times in the last 48 hours.

“Sorry for Algebra, cameras, universities, hospitals, oh and coffee too,” wrote one. “I’m so sorry for coffee, cheques, parachutes, chemistry, inoculations, soap, shampoo, cameras,” said another, and “I’m sorry it was a Muslim woman, Fatima Muhammad Al-Fihri, that established the world’s first university,” said a third. They soon spun out into the absurd. “I’m sorry he took his shoes off,” and “Sorry for inventing /discovering everything you can’t imagine living without,” were both retweeted hundreds of times.

Ha-ha. Okay, very funny. While you’re apologizing, my Mohammedan friends, perhaps you could express your regrets for razing all the temples in the lands you conquered (or otherwise defiling their faiths) and building mosques on their holy sites. Then maybe say sorry for mutilating females’ genitals—before or after you stone them, or kill them out of “honor”. You might then spare a remorseful thought for child brides and statutory rape. A few of you could express contrition over slavery.

Ubiquitous antisemitism? Isn’t that worth a “my bad”?

I get that you don’t want to be associated with terrorists, goons, and thugs—who would? But you name the place where blood is being spilled and the odds are overwhelming that it’s Muslims spilling the blood (and often Muslim blood being spilled). As long as we’re keeping it real.

But thanks for coffee!

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Yorkshire Diddling

Before he got punched in the face, George Galloway boasted that his constituency, Bradford West, was “Israel Free”.

Given the behavior of the locals, that may well be by choice, George:

Simon Danczuk, who helped expose a pattern of grooming of white teenage girls by men from a Pakistani background in Rochdale, where he is the Labour MP, said a culture of intimidation and closing of ranks within parts of the Asian community had mired politics in towns and cities across northern England for years.

He said Asian councillors were under constant pressure from the community to “conform” and other politicians acquiesced for fear of being accused of racism, failing to face up to evidence of abuse as a result.

Last week a scathing inquiry report said there had been a “blatant” failure of leadership from politicians and council officials in Rotherham over the sexual abuse of at least 1,400 children over 16 years.

The Rotherham scandal and a series of cases in towns including Rochdale highlighted how evidence of Pakistani men targeting white girls for abuse was repeatedly played down for fear of accusations of racism.

He said he had personally come under pressure from Asian councillors and members of the community for speaking out as well as being warned by prominent figures in his party.

He pointed to the way in which two Muslim councillors in Rochdale had provided character references for one of the perpetrators of the Rochdale abuse.

“Politics are done differently in Pakistan, it is a cultural difference we have imported some of that into some of these northern towns and cities and I think we have to face up to the fact that we can’t carry on doing politics like that.

Ann Cryer, the former MP for Keighley, said she had come under constant pressure from the “politically correct brigade” when she raised the issue.

Ann Cryer said that Ken Livingstone, the former Mayor of London, was among those who had challenged her for speaking about the issue.

Meanwhile it was reported that more than 100 babies were born as a result of girls being raped in Rotherham.

Sarah Champion, the current Rotherham MP, said one of the most upsetting aspects of the scandal was that babies born to some victims were taken away from them and their mothers will never see them again – something she said “spoke volumes” about how victims were treated.

So, the sexual enslavement of 1400 girls (and their 100 children bred by rape) by Pakistani men in South Yorkshire isn’t even the worst of the story. The cover-up and complicity of mainstream British politicians, mainly from the Left, over years is.

Go ahead, British lefties: judge Israel.

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Congratulations, It’s a Muhammed!

And another one. And another one. And another one….

Muhammed has been crowned Britain’s most popular boys name in figures published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) today. The name of the Muslim prophet beat Oliver as the most popular boys name chosen by parents in Britain in 2013.

As a result of the way the statistics are put together, the name does not appear to have won, as the ONS classifies each of the different spellings as a different entry on the list. This means that “Muhammad” came in 15th with 3,499 children but “Mohammed” was 23rd with 2,887 and “Mohammad” was 57th with 1059 given the name.

As a result the top three spellings alone accounted for the names of 7,445 boys, easily beating the second most popular name Oliver which got just 6,949.

[E]ven more obscure spellings of Mohammed are likely to push the total even higher.

It’s hardly surprising. Oliver is an unusual name for a Muslim.

Muhammad is so popular as a name because the three million Muslims in Britain tend to like to name at least one of their sons after the prophet. This makes the name much more popular amongst Muslim families than any name is amongst Christians.

In 2002, the Muhammad spelling of the name was the 61st most popular boys name in Britain. In the same period the number of Muslims in Britain has doubled.

And we wonder why Britain leads so many boycotts against Israel and the Jews. How many of those Muslims would you want to piss off?

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Islam for Journalists

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Islam for Journalists: An Oxymoron

Written by just a moron:

A “how-to” guide published by a prominent journalism school to help reporters covering Islam-related issues is under fire from critics who say it sacrifices the First Amendment to political correctness.

“Islam for Journalists,” an online guide from Washington State University, says coverage of the Muslim world can be fair, yet inoffensive without compromising journalistic principles. Yet it pointedly condemns publication of images of Muhammed, an act which is forbidden by the Koran, and seems to equate it with violence carried out in the name of Islam.

“Across the Muslim world extremists are wielding their swords with grisly effect, but the pen…can be just as lethal,” Lawrence Pintak, dean of the school’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, wrote in the introduction to the guide.

I beg to differ, Pintak: those weren’t pens sticking out of Theo van Gogh’s lifeless, bloodstained body. They were swords—or knives, close enough.

The author also seemingly panders to the Muslim faith, explaining in the guide that Muhammad is off-limits because “although he is not divine, he is considered ‘the Perfect Man.’”

“By imitating him, “Muslims hope to acquire his interior attitude—perfect surrender to God,” he added, as if such a deep knowledge of a particular religion is required of journalists.

Great. Knock yourselves out, Mohammedans. But lay off the reporters. If this guy has his way, they’ll sure as hell lay off you.

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How’s NASA’s Outreach to Muslims Working Out?

Not so well:

In a recent interview, Saleh Al-Fawzan, a member of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, said that there is no doubt that the sun revolves around the earth. The interview aired on Saudi Channel 1 and was posted on the Internet on January 23, 2014. Following are excerpts:

TV host: Allah says in a Koranic verse: “And the sun runs towards its stopping point. That is the determination of the All-Powerful, the All-Knowing.” Does the sun revolve around the earth?

Saleh Al-Fawzan: There is no doubt about it. The Koran says: “The sun runs…” Nevertheless, they say that the sun stands in place and the Earth moves. This contradicts the Koran.

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Ignoring the Koran and adopting modern theories is not something a Muslim can do. A Muslim must follow the Koran.

So much for “settled science”!

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In Other Atrocities…

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At least 100 villagers have been killed in Nigeria’s central Kaduna state in attacks linked to disputes between ethnic groups, officials say.

Heavily armed men entered three villages in the Kaura district in the south of the state.

It is not clear who was behind the attacks, but residents blame members of the mainly Muslim Fulani tribe.

Most of those killed in the villages of Ugwar Sankwai, Ungwan Gata and Chenshyi, had been so badly burned they could not be identified, he told the BBC. Houses were destroyed by fire and food supplies looted.

The unrest is not connected with the continuing Islamist insurgency carried out by the Boko Haram group, which wants to impose Sharia law in the north.

The attacks in Kaduna came only a day after reports emerged of 69 people being killed over several days in northern Katsina state when dozens of armed men arrived in villages on motorbikes.

Violence in that area has also been blamed on Fulani attacking local farmers from the Muslim Hausa ethnic group, rather than the Christian community.

We look upon this savagery and are rightly horrified. But I expect it has been rather typical of human behavior over the millennia. God bless us for evolving to the point that we no longer find it acceptable.

Most of us, that is.

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Warring Syrian Factions Say the Darnedest Things!

Am I the only one who’s hearing echoes of Monty Python?

Following are excerpts from a two-way radio conversation between ISIS and FSA fighters, which was posted on the Internet on January 6, 2014:

Foreign Fighter for Al-Qaeda’s Islamic State in Iraq and Syria [ISIS]: You worship [FSA commander] Khaled Hiyani, you apostate infidels. We’ve declared you to be “apostates,” you heretics.

Voice of Fighter for the Free Syrian Army [FSA]:[Indistinct chatter]

ISIS Foreign Fighter: … You people have sown corruption upon the land. You have killed women, fornicated with women, and raped men, women, and children, yet you dare call yourselves Muslims?! What kind of Islam do you follow?!

Voice of FSA Fighter: [Indistinct chatter] Why did you come here? Go fight Israel, brother.

ISIS Foreign Fighter: Fighting apostates takes precedence over fighting original infidels. Fighting apostates, like you people, who curse Allah and His Messenger, and violate the honor of Muslims, takes precedence over fighting the Jews and the Christians. All imams concur on that.

Voice of FSA Fighter: We fight for the sake of Allah, and you fight for the sake of the taghout, you oppressor, you apostate, you [follower of Abu Bakr] Al-Baghdadi. We are mujahideen, and you are…

ISIS Foreign Fighter: For whose sake do you wage Jihad? For Hiyani, ‘Afash, and the National Coalition? Are you waging Jihad for the sake of democracy and secularism? You don’t want Allah’s shari’a, and you fight whoever does. You people are apostate infidels. Fighting you takes precedence over fighting the original infidels.

Voice of FSA Fighter: You swine… …you prostitutes, you supporters of Al-Baghdadi… They follow Satan… You follow the accursed Devil. May Allah curse you. We opened our homes to you… [Indistinct chatter]

Why do you… Let’s see you dare come here. Allah be praised.

ISIS Foreign Fighter: Those of you who listen to [Khaled] Al-Hiyani should know that he is no Muslim. He curses Allah and His Messenger. He violates the honor of Muslims. He sows corruption upon the land, and is negligent about his prayers. Due to all the prohibitions that you and he violate, you are not Muslims.

Voice of FSA Fighter: You infidels. You enemies of Allah.

Put another way:

Yes, well, that’s about the type blinkard, phillistine pig-ignorance I’ve come to expect from you noncreative garbage. You sit there on your loathsome, spotty behinds, sqeezing blackheads, and not caring a tinkers cuss for the struggling artist, you excrement! You whining hipocritical toadies with your Tony Jacklin golf culbs and your bleeding secret masonic handshakes, you wouldn’t let me join, would you, you blackballing bastards. Well, I wouldn’t become a free mason now if you got down on your lousy stinking knees and begged me.

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Dishonor, Then Off Her

Muslim culture is all fun and games until a woman gets bludgeoned to death and strung up:

One night in late November, Rasha Abu Ara, a 32-year-old mother of five, was beaten to death and strung from a gnarled tree branch as a gruesome badge of “family honor” restored.

The woman’s alleged sin was adultery, and her killer was either her own brother or husband, security sources told Reuters. Both are behind bars while an investigation continues.

Her murder brought to 27 the number of women slain in similar circumstances in Palestinian-run areas this year, according to rights groups – more than twice last year’s victims.

The rise has led Palestinians to question hidebound laws they say are lax on killers, as well as a reluctance to name and shame in the media and society, which may contribute to a feeling of impunity among perpetrators.

“It feels like something that belongs to another time,” said one young man in Aqqaba who refused to give his name, the first hints of a beard on his chin. “But, it’s standard.”

The mayor begs to differ with one point I made:

“This act has no religion – it comes from closed, tribal thinking left over from an age of ignorance.

His brother added: “Islam requires you have four witnesses to prove the act of adultery.

And then you can beat her to death? Then you can hang her up like a gaffed fish?

“Honor killing” is a social menace that occurs throughout the Middle East, though precise figures are often elusive.

In neighboring Jordan, for example, a Cambridge University survey of attitudes among young people published in June found that a third of respondents agreed with the practice.

The researchers attributed the result to low levels of education and “patriarchal and traditional world views, emphasis placed on female virtue and a more general belief that violence against others is morally justified.”

Hmm, what else is a “social menace that occurs throughout the Middle East”? That preaches “violence against others is morally justified”? That espouses “traditional world views, emphasis placed on female virtue”?

Let me think about it.

PS: And Israel is supposed to live with these people? I wouldn’t get near them if they were caged in a zoo (i.e. Gaza).

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Eid Rather They Hadn’t

What better way to commemorate the Islamic religious holiday honoring the Feast of the Sacrifice?

Security forces have revealed the first details of the investigation into the murder of Shraya “Yaya” Ofer. Ofer was murdered in his home in Brosh, in the Jordan Valley; his wife managed to escape the vicious assault.

Two suspects have revealed under questioning that the murder was a deliberate terrorist attack.

Sources in the military caused anger when, in the days after the killing, they suggested Ofer had been murdered in a robbery gone wrong rather than a deliberate terrorist attack.

The suspects told investigators that they had come to Brosh two weeks before the killing to gather information in advance of a planned violent theft. However, after realizing that Ofer was a retired senior IDF officer, they decided to kill him.

The murder was to be carried out “as a gift to the Palestinian people and Hamas prisoners, in honor of Eid al-Adha,” they said.

They took time before the attack to strengthen their observance of their Muslim faith and to pray for success, they revealed. The attack itself was carried out on October 10, just days before Eid al-Adha.

Some people give a poinsettia, maybe a fruitcake in the holiday season. The Arab occupiers of Judea, Samaria, and Gaza think a little bigger. What do you give a people (loosely speaking) who receive hundreds of millions of dollars every year in international aid? The life of a Jew. Try ordering that from L.L. Bean.

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Prophet Woman!

I thought Muslims already had a superhero. And you’re not supposed to draw him.

Sorry, her:

Marvel Comics’ announcement about a new Ms. Marvel series deserves special attention. The company announced in a press release today that the new Ms. Marvel will be a superhero of the Islamic faith.

According to the press release, the new Ms. Marvel’s real name is Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old from Jersey City. “Kamala has all of her opportunities in front her and she is loaded with potential, but her parents’ high expectations come with tons of pressure,” Marvel describes. “When Kamala suddenly gets powers that give her the opportunity to be just like her idol, Captain Marvel, it challenges the very core of her conservative values.”

The new Ms. Marvel will feature in a special issue in January before her series begins in February. Which means we only have a couple months to decide: Is America really ready for a superhero from New Jersey?

Doesn’t Jersey already have a superhero(ine)?

Whose power is that she floats on water?

Ha-ha, just kidding. The one thing we know for sure is whatever Kamala’s powers are, driving in Saudi Arabia isn’t among them.

PS: Neither is the power to go to school in Afghanistan. Or to marry after puberty in Yemen. Or date whom she likes pretty much anywhere without getting killed by her father, brother, uncle. With those exceptions (and being unable to serve out her term as Pakistani PM without getting blown up), she’s freakin’ omnipotent.

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“Unbelievable” Savagery?

This post at National Review Online makes for grisly reading… but unbelievable?

The Unbelievable Savagery of the Kenya Mall Terrorists

How can something that has become so routine be considered unbelievable?

After Beslan? After Itamar? After Aesha Mohammadzai After seemingly countless terror attacks over decades?

Up to and including today!

Suspected Islamist gunmen have attacked a college in north-eastern Nigeria, killing up to 50 students.

The students were shot dead as they slept in their dormitory at the College of Agriculture in Yobe state.

Not to mention the atrocities Muslim leaders have imposed on their enemies and subjects since time immemorial.

Up to and including today!

At least 14 people, including 10 students, were killed when a Syrian fighter jet bombed a high school in northern Syria, opposition activists said.

Dozens of others were wounded at the High School of Commerce, which is located in a rebel-controlled area of Raqqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees of Syria said.

The death is expected to rise due to the seriousness of the injuries, the opposition activists said.

Graphic amateur video posted by activists showed dismembered body parts strewn across the high school. Blood was spattered on the sidewalk and the walls of the building.

Seen one dismembered body part, seen ‘em all, I say. To say that this behavior is unbelievable is itself unbelievable. What planet do you live on? It happens every day across the Muslim world, most often to Muslims themselves. (Though al-Shebaab is doing its best to limit collateral jihad to infidels only.)

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