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Tough Day To Be A Muslim Child

The adults keep killing them. Aside from the slaughter in Pakistan, an additional 20 children were blown up in Yemen.

Two car bombs killed at least 31 people, including 20 children, in central Yemen’s Radaa city when suspected al Qaeda fighters targeted Houthi militants Tuesday, senior security officials and locals told CNN.
One car bomb struck a Houthi gathering point, but the other did not make it to the target and instead blew up next to a bus that was carrying children home from school, officials said.
All the killed children were under the age of 12
, said Osama Sari, a prominent pro-Houthi activist.
Eleven Houthi fighters were killed, an Interior Ministry official said.
Eyewitnesses told CNN that the death toll within Houthi lines exceeded 18. At least a dozen others were injured, among them six in critical condition, medical sources in Radaa told CNN.

I’m not going to make any wisecracks about whether little kids even want 72 virgins or whether they would have been just as happy with Legos or My First Disney Princess Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Singing Doll.

What in the heck is wrong with these people?

– Aggie

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Heard On NPR [Update: Apparently The Islamic Terrorist That NPR Didn’t Know About Killed A Couple Folks

I was gobsmacked this morning during drive time when I heard the NPR news report on the Islamist hostage situation in Sydney. The NPR reporter said, approximately, that there was a hostage situation in Sydney and that the Australian PM says it is probably political in motive. That’s all. Every other news source that I checked correctly noted that there was something resembling an ISIS flag in the window, being held up by the hostages. NPR tried to shield its listeners from the unpleasant fact that the Religion of Peace (or a minority thereof) was carrying out a terror attack in Sydney. What in the world does NPR have to gain by covering this up? And no matter what the answer is, why do I have to pay for it?

And here’s the latest, which you can share with your NPR-disabled friends:

Sydney siege live: Loud explosions heard as police storm Lindt cafe
Updated 14 minutes agoMon 15 Dec 2014, 10:38am

Police have stormed the Lindt cafe in Sydney after an intense period of loud explosions or gunshots and flashes of lights.

Several ambulances are on the scene.

Earlier, police identified the man behind the siege as Iranian cleric Man Haron Monis.

Monis has been holding an unknown number of people hostage at the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Sydney’s Martin Place since Monday morning.

Three people emerged from the building about 4:00pm (AEDT) and they were followed by another two an hour later.

Hostages were earlier seen pressing a black flag with Arabic text against the cafe’s windows.

Monis is on bail for a string of violent offences and has a conviction for sending offensive letters to the families of deceased soldiers.

And this is from CNN

Chilling images from Australian media on Monday showed people, believed to be hostages, with their hands pressed against the cafe’s windows. They were holding up a black flag with Arabic writing on it reading, “There is no God but God and Mohammed is the prophet of God.”

Sounds like angry Congregationalists to me. Again, why are we spending tax money on NPR? They couldn’t find the news if it was handed to them in a brown paper bag.

Update: Two or three dead.

– Aggie

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Not-Islam Watch

Out: Little Orphan Annie.

In: Mrs. Annie al-Shabaab.

Can you take non-Muslim women and children captive? Yes, says ISIS.

Can you have sex with them, even prepubescent girls? Yes, according to the Islamist extremist group.

Can you sell them or give them as gifts to others? The answer is yes, once again.

People in Mosul — the Iraqi city now under control of the group calling itself the Islamic State — got these and other messages loud and clear after sunset prayers Friday, when armed men handed out a color-printed pamphlet “Question and Answers on Female Slaves and their Freedom,” three residents told CNN.

And that’s the thing about ISIS: Its militants have justified their actions — like the beheadings of journalists and aid workers — in God’s name.

Which, as we all know, is absurd, crazy, just wrong. The nerve of these guys!

“Female slaves are the women that Muslims took from their enemies.”

Much of the pamphlet talks about ISIS’ policy on having sexual intercourse with a female slave, something that the group cites the Quran to justify.

“If she was a virgin, he (the owner) can have intercourse with her immediately after the ownership is fulfilled,” ISIS explains. “If she was not a virgin, her uterus must be purified (wait for her period to be sure she is not pregnant.)”

There are other rules as well, like that two men who co-own a captive can’t both have sex with her and that a man can’t have intercourse with his wife’s slave.

As to girls: “It is permissible to have intercourse with the female slave who hasn’t reached puberty if she is fit for intercourse,” the document reads. “However, if she is not fit for intercourse, he (the owner) can only enjoy her without intercourse.”

Beating a female slave for discipline is OK, but beating her for pleasure or as a form of torture is not.

It’s in the Koran, but it’s not Islam. Just remember that.

Time and again, the group cites the Quran and its view of Sharia law.

“ISIS is drawing these rulings from ancient Middle Eastern and Mediterranean codes of conduct for war and prisoners,” said Abbas Barzegar, professor of religious studies at Georgia State University.

“Muslim leaders and lay practitioners the world over continue to condemn ISIS and find its alien interpretation of Islam grotesque and abhorrent. Unfortunately, in the context of failed states and civil wars most sane voices are often the most drowned out.”

None of ISIS’ rationalizations hold up, Seton Hall University law school Professor Bernard Freamon wrote on CNN.com last month.

“This argument is plainly wrong, hypocritical and astonishingly ahistorical, relying on male fantasies inspired by stories from the days of imperial Islam,” said Freamon. “It is also an affront to right-thinking Muslims everywhere and a criminal perversion of Islamic law, particularly its primary source, the glorious Quran.”

There, see? Slavery, child rape, sex trafficking, and beatings are both in and not in the Koran—not to mention “inspired by stories from the days of imperial Islam”.

Nothing could be clearer.

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No Wonder Obama Wants Sanctions Against Israel!

It’s filled with…Jews!

A preacher at the Al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem – Judaism’s holiest site – engaged in blatant incitement against Jews and Israel in an impromptu speech two weeks ago, in remarks translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

“Let me start by saying that talking about the traits of the Jews requires one to get into a special mode, because when talking about the Jews, we are talking about a people to whom every single vile trait has been attributed,” the preacher, named as Sheikh Omar Abu Sara, begins. “They were the masters of these vile traits and they taught their secrets to others.”

“These traits were registered in the Quran, which depicted all aspects of the lives of the Jews in the most abominable images,” he continued. “These traits are the same today as they were in the days of yore.”

The preacher then continues to slam Jews, calling them the “most evil of Allah’s creations,” claiming that they “kill prophets,” and saying “it was Jews whom Allah turned into apes and pigs.”

Tens of Arabs can be seen sitting or standing, watching the preacher.

“I say to the Jews: the time for your slaughter has come,” he added. “The time to fight you has come, the time to kill you has come.”

I’m sure Obama is unaware of this sort of talk (at Islam’s third holiest site—and Israel’s most). He never heard Jeremiah Wright’s rants either.

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Toward a Kinder, Gentler BTL

In an attempt at self-improvement, to drag myself out of the La Brea tar pits of ignorance and prejudice, I have attempted to engage with the contemporary world.

Hence my following of Lena Dunham on Twitter:

Bitch is so stupid she doesn’t even know her favs are public

(Nothing yet on the refutation of her spurious rape charge while in college, but I’ll keep checking!)

And, of course, my ongoing and uphill battle to understand contemporary Islam.

The role of women, for example:

The Jordanian parliament is no stranger to screaming matches but a recent incident was so controversial that it provoked people to poke fun at their MPs online.

Earlier this week, during a heated argument over the Muslim Brotherhood, independent MP Yehia al-Saud was cut off by one of his female colleagues, Hind al-Fayez.

“Sit down Hind!” al-Saud yelled several times.

When al-Fayez ignored him, al-Saud turned his gaze and hands upwards and shouted “May God have his revenge on whoever brought quota to this parliament!” – a reference to female parliamentary quotas.

Local media reported that al-Saud later made another comment that women were created to put on make-up and cook for their husbands.

The earlier, unevolved BTL would have made a juvenile remark about an attractive woman named Hind, but that’s…behind me now.

Good for Jordan, as this al-Saud fellow is now a national joke.

Or is he?

Women’s rights groups responded angrily Tuesday to comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that women and men are not equal “because their nature is different.”

Eight groups signed a statement condemning his remarks as violating the national constitution and international agreements, saying he aimed to “denigrate decades of effort by women’s movements for gender equality.”

“Equality is turning the victim into an oppressor by force or vice versa. What women need is to be able to be equivalent, rather than equal, so it is justice. That is what we need,” he said.

“You cannot bring women and men into equal positions; that is against nature because their nature is different.”

Erdogan also told the event, organized by the Women and Democracy Association, that a woman cannot do every job that a man can do because “it is against her delicate nature.”

According to Turkey’s semiofficial Anadolu news agency, Erdogan also insisted his government has always been behind women in their struggle for equal rights….

I’ll bet you have, you randy old goat!

What?! So I made a little joke. There’s only so evolved I can get. You feminists need a sense of humor.

Stay with me for the further adventures of BTL trying to get hep to the modern age. This’ll hurt me more than it will you.

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Not Islam Watch

Muhammed?

Not Muslim:

Atheist Ahmad Harqan: I do not believe in the existence of God. Being non-religious and leaving Islam is not something that I wanted, but having lived 27 years of my life in this religion, I decided that I could not go on [believing] in it.

Islam is a very harsh religion, and what ISIS is now doing is, perhaps, a physical manifestation of this religion.

[…]

The Quranic texts are crystal clear. When the Quran says “strike their necks,” it is very clear. When it says “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day, and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful, and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – until they give the jizya willingly while they are humbled” it is very clear, and ISIS understands and implements it in Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere.

Boko Haram are also implementing this when they capture women. This is what the Prophet Muhammad and his companions did.

Al-Azhar Fatwa Committee member Sheik Sayyed Zaid: I respect you as a person, Ahmad, but what you have just said is not worthy of respect.

When you say that “ISIS is like Muhammad,” and that Islam is “a criminal faith”…

Ahmad Harqan: I do say that it is a criminal faith, and that the Quran is full of teachings that incite to hatred and murder.

Sheik Sayyed Zaid: First of all, who says that ISIAS is an Islamic group? About a week ago, the American media declared that the ISIS leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi – who has nothing to do with Islam – is of Israeli origin. This is a Mossad ploy. America said this, not me.

Ahmad Harqan: I know that this is not true because people who used to be my friends joined ISIS.

By the logic of the politically correct, they cannot be Muslims—as indeed cannot Muhammed. Just so we’re clear.

PS: Gotta love that tin-foiled hat conspiracy theory near the end. What a hoot!

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How Nice!

The Pope gets to pray in a mosque!

Pope Francis prayed silently alongside a senior Islamic cleric in Istanbul’s Blue Mosque on Saturday, in a gesture of inter-religious harmony in a country bordering the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

Francis took off his shoes as he entered the huge mosque, before bowing his head in prayer for several minutes, facing Mecca and standing next to Istanbul’s Grand Mufti Rahmi Yaran, in what a Vatican spokesman described as a joint “moment of silent adoration” of God.

A similar act by his predecessor Pope Benedict in 2006 drew criticism from conservative Catholics and some Muslims.

Good job, Pope Francis.

Let your humility and faith be an example to others:

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi and prominent religious-Zionist scholar Rabbi Ya’akov Ariel spoke to Arutz Sheva about the tensions over the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism which has been at the center of attempts by Palestinian Authority and Islamist leaders to incite a religious war.

Despite being Judaism’s holiest site Jews are prevented from praying on the Mount and Jewish visits are severely restricted, due to threats of violence from Muslim leaders.

Islamists and PA officials, including Mahmoud Abbas, regularly accuse Jewish visitors to the Mount of attempting to “storm the Al Aqsa Mosque.” Al Aqsa mosque – not to be confused with the golden-domed Dome of the Rock shrine – is the largest of several mosques at the site, where the ancient Jewish Temples once stood.

But In fact, Rabbi Ariel pointed out, no religious Jews have ever attempted or asked to pray inside the mosque – and they have absolutely no desire to do so.

So, a Christian (albeit a fairly senior one) can pray inside a mosque in Istanbul with barely a ripple, but no Jews—none—may pray even in the vicinity of a mosque in Jerusalem!

Oh, okay. Just checking.

If I were of a more religious bent, I might suggest that G-d could not be pleased with this state of affairs. I know it offends me. I say it’s apartheid, and I say the hell with it.

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Islam/Not Islam Watch

Some say it is, some say it isn’t.

We present, you decide. A few gems from MEMRI:

British Islamist Mizanur Rahman (a.k.a. Abu Baraa) recently came out in support of the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, saying: “In the original rules [of Islam] any capable kafir man is a combatant.” The family of Alan Henning contests his killing, they should take their evidence and witnesses to the shari’a court in the Islamic State, he said.

Following are excerpts from a video featuring Syrian child preacher “Abu Ja’far”, which was posted on the Internet on November 8, 2014:

“Abu Ja’far”: Make haste and purchase your place in Paradise, my dear brother. Go to the battlefields of Jihad and kill the enemies. Kill Basher Al-Assad and the enemies of Allah and of our religion. Destroy them, and if you die, you will become a martyr.

[…]

See how men today chase half-naked women, and forget all about the black-eyed virgins, any of whom can light everything between Heaven and Earth with a look or a smile. So what’s the point of chasing the women of this world? Forget about those women. Go for the black-eyed virgins. How can you be chasing half-naked women, and forget about those who are much prettier? Dear brother, if you want a beautiful woman, make haste towards, the black-eyed virgins.

In an impromptu sermon at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Palestinian preacher Ali Abu Ahmad called upon Allah to annihilate America and its coalition. “Oh Allah, enable us to cut off their heads,” he said. We want a Caliphate that “will liberate Jerusalem from the Jews, the most vile of creatures,” he said. The sermon was delivered on November 21, 2014 and was posted on the Internet.

[…]

“Do not be deluded by the arrogance of the Jews, or by their crimes against the Muslims of Palestine. This is merely a prelude to their elimination, Allah willing, at the hands of the loyal mujahideen within Palestine and abroad.”

[…]

“Oh Allah, annihilate America and its coalition. Oh Allah, enable us to cut off their heads. Oh Allah, help our brothers, the mujahideen in the land of Iraq and Syria.”

Former Jordanian MP Ya’qub Qarash: We [Muslims] have neglected the Pact of Omar. One of the terms of the Pact of Omar, and I say this to people home and abroad… When [Patriarch of Jerusalem] Sophronius gave us the key to Jerusalem, he made us swear that we would not allow the Jews into the city.

I say this loud and clear on behalf of the entire Palestinian people and of the entire Arab and Islamic nation. This also represents what our leader, Mahmoud Abbas, said 10 minutes ago. Not a single Jew or Israeli will be in Jerusalem, whereas Christianity will maintain its rights in full, like it has throughout the past 14 centuries.

We ask them to help us preserve the Pact of Omar, and expel the Jews from Jerusalem.

Just a few discordant voices in the Islamic choir, I suppose.

PS: These are mere words. This is an act:

Dozens have been killed in a gun and bomb attack during Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano, reports say.

Many more people have been hurt, with one rescue official putting casualty figures at almost 400.

The Central Mosque is where the influential Muslim leader, the Emir of Kano, usually leads prayers.

The emir recently called for people to arm themselves against Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

So, Not Islam?

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On Islam

There are few NPR programs I listen to intentionally (a few more I’ll tolerate for a while if someone left the radio tuned to station): Car Talk, even though it’s been in repeats for years; The Ted Radio Hour (Ted Talks, edited and organized by theme); and On Being, which…

“opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? We explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors. We pursue wisdom and moral imagination as much as knowledge; we esteem nuance and poetry as much as fact.”

BTL, have you gone soft?

I’ve always been soft. It’s life that’s hard.

Anyway, this week the hostess, Krista Tippett, spoke to Reza Aslan, Muslim apologist, about what the [bleep] is wrong with Islam these days.

Actually, that’s what I thought going in. I was doubtful before the talk, moderately surprised after. Listen if you like—you’ll not find a fairer, more balanced hearing for the state of Islam today. Which is my quarrel.

Aslan is immensely likeable. If all Muslims were like him, there’d be no problem. But of course they’re not, hence the problem. Problems. If there were a radio program on the state of Hinduism today, who would listen? Sorry, Ganesh, but religion news is still news: if it bleeds it leads.

Unlike our moronic president, Aslan does not dismiss the terrorists as not-Islamic. He considers them ignorant and wrong, but he allows that their Allah is his Allah. Aslan says Islam is in the midst of its own Reformation, and has been for decades. It’s a little messy, as there is no Muslim Luther or Muslim pope or Muslim (upper-case) Church. Indeed, there are many Islams, depending on location and tradition—perhaps as many Islams as their are Korans. I’m not clear how that’s a Reformation, and even less clear what they’re reforming from and to. From packing vests with hex nuts to not, or from not blowing up Buddhas to doing so? But I guess the main argument among the many factions is over blowing people to smithereens or not; kidnapping and “marrying” non-Islamic girls or not; sawing off heads on camera or not; calling Jews the descendants of apes and pigs or not. Et cetera. Muslims like Aslan are opposed.

Which is great, but so what? Is he going to use his evident wit and charm to win the argument? Will the Islamic State slap its collective forehead in a “d’oh!” moment? And forget for the briefest instant the encyclopedia of Islamic terror entities around the globe today, (Vol. 1 Abdullah Azzam Brigades – Al-Nusra Front), when has Islam not been about violence, at least in part? Wikipedia lists 100 battles Mohammed led in the last decade of his life alone, conquering lands, destroying “pagan” temples, marrying 13 women. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

Having thought it over for 24 hours, I think the Reformation Aslan means is that of Sayyid Qutb, the “intellectual foundation” (hat tip Liz Warren) of the Muslim Brotherhood. It’s decades old (Qutb began carping around 1950), and pretty much sums up the nastiness we see around the world today. He was certainly no fan of America or the West.

Nice fella:

The American is primitive in his artistic taste, both in what he enjoys as art and in his own artistic works. “Jazz” music is his music of choice. This is that music that the Negroes invented to satisfy their primitive inclinations, as well as their desire to be noisy on the one hand and to excite bestial tendencies on the other.

And:

The American girl is well acquainted with her body’s seductive capacity. She knows it lies in the face, and in expressive eyes, and thirsty lips. She knows seductiveness lies in the round breasts, the full buttocks, and in the shapely thighs, sleek legs—and she shows all this and does not hide it.

Well, not if you ogle, you perv. He sounds like the wild and crazy guys played by Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd on SNL years ago. Crossed with Archie Bunker.

Qutb comes across as a latter-day prophet. What was left of the caliphate, the Ottoman Empire, had been parceled off among the victorious allies after WWI. The disciples of Qutb want to get the band back together, the bloodier the better. Indeed, a few square miles of scrub land in Iraq and Syria are now called the caliphate—symbolism more apt than they mean. Aslan and his ilk, more numerous but underarmed, stand opposed.

So, good luck, Muslims. We’re rooting for you. Let us know how it turns out.

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Is Obama Nuts?

Or is he just an Islamophile?

This is a new take on our question: Is Obama malevolent or merely stupid? And this guy is channeling me, so I thought I’d share his thoughts:

Why do Muslim extremists continue to behead people with impunity? Why do Palestinians continue to celebrate terrorist acts?

The answer is easier than you think.

They keep doing it because it works. When ISIS executed American aid worker Peter Kassig, President Obama took the occasion to show off his Islamophilia, his reverential respect for Islam.

Asked yesterday why Palestinians continue to engage in murderous acts of terror Prof. Alan Dershowitz explained that their actions have cowed much of the Western world… to the point where more and more Europeans and Americans favor giving Palestinians whatever they want.

When Palestinians attack Israel the American Secretary of State and other Western leaders conspicuously call for Israeli restraint.

When terrorism is rewarded, it is likely to continue.

Now, he is writing from the perspective of a therapist, which tells us all that it isn’t particularly healthy for us to reward genocidal behavior. Here’s more of the article:

Mona Charen has shown that Obama manifested his Islamophilia in his official statement about the recent murder of Peter Kassig.

First, the White House statement:

Today we offer our prayers and condolences to the parents and family of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known to us as Peter. We cannot begin to imagine their anguish at this painful time.

Abdul-Rahman was taken from us in an act of pure evil by a terrorist group that the world rightly associates with inhumanity. Like Jim Foley and Steven Sotloff before him, his life and deeds stand in stark contrast to everything that ISIL represents. While ISIL revels in the slaughter of innocents, including Muslims, and is bent only on sowing death and destruction, Abdul-Rahman was a humanitarian who worked to save the lives of Syrians injured and dispossessed by the Syrian conflict. While ISIL exploits the tragedy in Syria to advance their own selfish aims, Abdul-Rahman was so moved by the anguish and suffering of Syrian civilians that he traveled to Lebanon to work in a hospital treating refugees. Later, he established an aid group, SERA, to provide assistance to Syrian refugees and displaced persons in Lebanon and Syria. These were the selfless acts of an individual who cared deeply about the plight of the Syrian people.

ISIL’s actions represent no faith, least of all the Muslim faith which Abdul-Rahman adopted as his own. Today we grieve together, yet we also recall that the indomitable spirit of goodness and perseverance that burned so brightly in Abdul-Rahman Kassig, and which binds humanity together, ultimately is the light that will prevail over the darkness of ISIL.

What’s wrong with this statement?

A great deal.

First, Charen points out, Peter Kassig converted to Islam when faced with a death threat. He did not voluntarily embrace the Muslim faith. When Obama insists on using Kassig’s Muslim name he is effectively affirming the legitimacy of the conversion.

She explains:

Peter Kassig converted to Islam and took the name Abdul-Rahman, but only in captivity. President Obama’s insistence upon using his Islamic name reflects his continuing belief that by denying Islamic extremism, he can promote peace….

When someone converts at the point of a sword, in hopes of saving his life, is that “adopting the Muslim faith as his own”? Whom is Mr. Obama respecting by using the Islamic name — Kassig, or his executioners?

Note well: Obama’s use of the Islamic name is a gesture of respect for Kassig’s executioners!

Even more appalling is Obama’s insistence that ISIL’s actions represent no faith, and certainly not the Muslim faith.

Who is he trying to fool?

Charen replies:

But Mr. Obama is still at pains to protect the good name of Islam. He condemns the barbarism of the Islamic State and other terrorists, but feels the need to quickly add that their crimes “represent no faith, least of all” Islam.

Throughout the Muslim world, extremism is in full bloom. Only a minority of Sunni extremists travel under the name al-Qaeda. Others are called al-Nusra (Syria) and AQIM (North Africa) and ISIS (Syria and Iraq) and Wahhabi (Saudi Arabia) and Boko Haram (Nigeria) and Abu Sayyaf (Philippines) and Taliban (Afghanistan and Pakistan) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (Pakistan) and al-Fatah (Palestinian territories) and Hamas (Gaza). The Shia extremists include the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hezbollah (Lebanon), and the Madhi Army of Iraq.

Why does Obama feel compelled to protect the good name of Islam? Surely, that good name and the reputation of people who profess the Muslim faith has been sullied by the actions of multiple Islamist terrorist groups.

If Muslims want to restore their good name they will need to destroy the terrorists in their midst.

Obama’s servile profession of respect for Islam denies reality and tells the terrorists that their actions have not compromised the reputation of Islam. Their actions seem to have terrorized him to the point where he can only show respect for the terrorists’ faith.

Islamophilia is the other face of Islamophobia… the latter meaning, fear of Islam.

Charen is right to say that Obama is in denial. She might have added that the Islamic State will continue to do what it does because its actions have caused world leaders to show greater and great respect for the religion it represents.

It isn’t just that ISIS and Palestinian terrorists have barely paid a price for the horrors they have unleashed on the world. They have been rewarded for it.

And he’s exactly right. In the language of psychology, if you want more of something, reward it. In the language of economics, if you want more of something, incentivize it. Two words with approximately the same meaning – a reward happens after the behavior and an incentive precedes it, but the goal is the same. And why? Because there is a strong correlation between those statements and reality. It is a useful concept in bringing up kids, running a classroom, or a grocery store or a nation of over three hundred million. If you want more of something, reward it.

The West has been rewarding terrorism for decades. And, predictably, we are getting more and more terrorism.

– Aggie

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Another American Beheaded

If you go to CNN, you can watch of video of an interview with him, working with wounded Arabs and explaining that he was put on this earth to do this.

It is very sad. But he would have been better off helping injured people just about anywhere else in the world.

Obama uses his Arabic name in this statement (he was born Peter Kassig):

Kassig had converted to Islam in a process that began before his captivity, his family has said. The trained emergency medical technician was captured while traveling in an ambulance to deliver medical supplies, they said.

“Abdul-Rahman was taken from us in an act of pure evil by a terrorist group that the world rightly associates with inhumanity,” Obama said, referring to Kassig by the name he adopted after converting to Islam. “Like [executed US journalists] Jim Foley and Steven Sotloff before him, his life and deeds stand in stark contrast to everything that ISIL represents.”

Obama praised Kassig for his humanitarian work and said he cared deeply about the plight of the Syria people.

Poor guy. Like a moth to the flame.

– Aggie

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Britain’s Got Problems

Jihadis wanted to stab Queen Elizabeth to death inside Buckingham Palace

That’s thinking big.

Four Islamic terrorists militants planned to kill the Queen of England this weekend — but British police foiled the assassination plot, reports said.

The anarchist assassins intended to stab Queen Elizabeth II Friday as the country celebrated 96 years since the end of World War I — an annual British jubilee — with numerous public appearances by her Royal Highness.

British police discovered the murder plot by the four terrorists militants, ranging in age from 19 to 27, and conducted multiple raids in West London and Buckinghamshire to thwart their plan.

Cops believe the suspected terrorists militants planned to use a knife to kill the beloved 88-year-old Queen, but also think they likely had access to firearms.

Officials made Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister David Cameron aware of the potential threat, but her Royal Highness still plans to attend the weekend’s festivities.

I had to clean up the language a bit, as you can see. One man’s terrorist is another man’s militant, you see. Or Freedom Fighter.

In any case, Britain did this to herself. I hope she can figure out how to get out of this mess.

– Aggie

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