Sunday, September 10, 2006

Why Does the West Appease Radical Islam? Why Has Anti-Semitism Migrated to the Left?

In a column in the Jerusalem Post, intriguingly titled "A General Theory of Just About Everything," Jonathan Rosenblum tackles those questions. I will not try to summarize his thesis here; read the column. However, I just have to quote these priceless lines:
Contemplating the jihadists' logic - the logic of those who crave death - is terrifying and causes many to deny the obvious: the West is in a religious war. After Canadian police uncovered a plot to blow up the Parliament buildings and behead the prime minister, the police spokesman described the plotters as coming from a broad cross-section of society - albeit all named Muhammad or Ahmed. And the deputy commissioner of Scotland Yard called those plotting to blow up 10 airliners nothing but common criminals, at most "hiding behind certain faiths."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

September 10, 2006 – Harvard University

For those who watched the former president of Iran Khatami on CSPAN, one of the most incompetent translations of his so-called answers to the audience was delivered. The translator openly mistranslated Khatami’s responses and my guess is that he better be looking for another profession soon!

As to what Khatami responded to, one of the better questioned came from an Iranian American student at Harvard, questioning Khatami about his inactions about the murder of Zahra Kazaemi a Canadian National of Iranian ancestry by allegedly Tehran’s district attorney while Zahra Kazemi was in government’s custody during which she was beaten, raped and murdered by blows to her head. In response Khatami labeled the question as a speech and brushed off Iran’s Judiciary’s incompetence about the investigation and capture of Zahra Kazemi’s murders.

Interestingly Khatami in response to execution of Gays in Iran, referred to the fact that in other religions, homosexuality is punishable, and the degree of punishment here capitol punishment is at question, he even went to the extent that execution is also legal in the United States of America.

Khatami failed to respond to what he has done or why under age Iranian teenage girls are sold into sex slavery to Arab bidders down at the Persian Gulf, nor could he explain why thousands of political protestors only fighting for basic Human Rights are killed, tortured and held in jails. And what is the punishment of those who profit from teenage sex slavery? Isn’t it death?

Whether religious or civil law, punishment has proven not to be the healer of Society more than education of the Society, point, European countries where executions are banned and education from the early stages is promoted in society, the crime rates are significantly lower than those western states which allow executions. Is the U.S. the only democracy in the world which still allows execution? And still believe that punishment will cure the society’s ills? When will the representatives and law makers realize the Church’s punishment was for the old centuries and we need to educate, science, medicine and law to eliminate world poverty, health and well being?

World Citizen, proud Iranian American

Posted by visitor

Sunday, September 10, 2006 3:40:00 PM  
Anonymous DL said...

It would be good if education (or capital punishment)were able to alter the minds and hearts of evil men and deter them from doing what they do, but history is full of educated bright dictators and purveyors of evil who know full well what they do and why they do it, and fear not death.

Of what value is education if it fails to provide a moral and ethical base to respect life in all forms. People who see others as precious creatures do not kill, but love. All the education in the world is unable to solve man's immoral choices.

We are dealing with an great evil, and we ourselves lack the moral clarity and purpose necessary to do so.

Our society is divided deeply along moral and secular hedonistic lines, inhibiting any successful response to the great evil that seeks our demise.

We are but helpless fiddlers while Rome is about to be burned.  

Posted by DL

Monday, September 11, 2006 3:44:00 AM  
Blogger SkyePuppy said...

World Citizen,

Is the U.S. the only democracy in the world which still allows execution? And still believe that punishment will cure the society’s ills? 

Our having capital punishment is not the only possible cause of our society's ills. There are many, many factors that contribute to the worst of who we are. I support capital punishment, not as a cure but (besides religious reasons) as a way to be sure the worst of the murderers will never kill anyone again.

It's interesting, though, that Khatami used such an obvious non-sequitur as (paraphrased): "Many religions oppose homosexuality. You have capital punishment. Therefore our [Iran's] execution of homosexuals is justified." It defies reason.

Thank you for helping with the translation. My high school French does me no good in the Middle East. 

Posted by SkyePuppy

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 9:34:00 AM  

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