"" Running Rabbit: September 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Enough Already


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Islamophobia, A Condition Mostly Affecting Muslims

Yes, that is what I said, most of the people who fear Islam are Muslims.

Sure, there are a great many in the world who fear the totalitarian rule which some seek to impose on the world in the name of Islam. Of course, sane people fear they could become victim to the violent acts of radical Islamists. But, most of those people fear the consequences, not the religion as motive for the subjugation and death brought forth in the name of Islam. Most people don't accept that such treatment is the result of religion. Thus, they don't blame Islam, or fear Islam, they blame/fear the nut jobs who seek to do them harm. That said nuts say they do it as part of Islam is a ruse easily detected and rejected by non-Muslims.

It is Muslims who accept the phony religious precepts behind the crimes, as being acts of their faith, and fear Islam. It is those who believe that killing the infidel is worthy who fear Islam. It is those who accept Sharia Law that are Islamophobic. It is those who respect the religious leaders who issue Fatwas who fear Islam. It is especially every Muslim who believes Islam to be a religion of peace, and who live their own lives expecting and giving peace, and yet do nothing to disqualify the so-called religious leaders who do not lay it on the line to denounce, reject, and extinguish every attachment between Islam and deeds of violence and subjugation toward non-believers who fear Islam.

It is Muslims who fear Islam, what other reason could there be for there capitulation in the face of non-peaceful leadership and teachings? None. They are cowards these Islamophobic Muslims, they are cowards. They can see the contradictions between pledges of peace and deeds counter to peace. They know when to lie (Taqqiya) to hide the truth that their professed religion is a sham. They are aware of every inconsistency and obfuscation in the laws of Islam and by its proponents and yet they do nothing; because they are afraid. They accept all of the disarray as being a part of their religion, and they are too afraid to do anything about it; it is Muslims who are Islamophobic, oh yes it is.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Islamic Concepts You Should Know

Today we present Taqiyya and Kitman, two concepts from the Koran which promote deceit; also known as lying!

Here are two sources for explanation of these Islamic Laws.


The Religion of Peace

There are two forms of lying to non-believers that are permitted under certain circumstances, taqiyya and kitman. These circumstances are typically those that advance the cause Islam - in some cases by gaining the trust of non-believers in order to draw out their vulnerability and defeat them.

That is what we are dealing with every time we converse with Muslims, they will lie to promote their agenda. So what, you say, we all do? Fair enough, but do we have Laws that exonerate us from and encourage us to lie, even under oath?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Imam Rauf Is Confused, Scared And Generally A Goof, At Best

By way of introduction I offer Michele Malkin's response to the news from the Ground Zero Mosque's Imam that Americans will pay in blood if the Mosque is moved.

Shhhhhhh, we're told. Don't protest the Ground Zero mosque. Don't burn a Koran. It'll imperil the troops. It'll inflame tensions. The "Muslim world" will "explode" if it does not get its way, warns sharia-peddling imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Pardon my national security-threatening impudence, but when is the "Muslim world" not ready to "explode"?

At the risk of provoking the ever-volatile Religion of Perpetual Outrage, let us count the little-noticed and forgotten ways.

Just a few months ago in Kashmir, faithful Muslims rioted over what they thought was a mosque depicted on underwear sold by street vendors. The mob shut down businesses and clashed with police over the blasphemous skivvies. But it turned out there was no need for Allah's avengers to get their holy knickers in a bunch. The alleged mosque was actually a building resembling London's St. Paul's Cathedral. A Kashmiri law enforcement official later concluded the protests were "premeditated and organized to vitiate the atmosphere."

Indeed, art and graphics have an uncanny way of vitiating the Muslim world's atmosphere. In 1994, Muslims threatened German supermodel Claudia Schiffer with death after she wore a Karl Lagerfeld-designed dress printed with a saying from the Koran. In 1997, outraged Muslims forced Nike to recall 800,000 shoes because they claimed the company's "Air" logo looked like the Arabic script for "Allah." In 1998, another conflagration spread over Unilever's ice cream logo -- which Muslims claimed looked like "Allah" if read upside-down and backward (can't recall what they said it resembled if you viewed it with 3D glasses).

Even more explosively, in 2002, an al-Qaida-linked jihadist cell plotted to blow up Bologna, Italy's Church of San Petronio because it displayed a 15th century fresco depicting Mohammed being tormented in the ninth circle of Hell. For years, Muslims had demanded that the art come down. Counterterrorism officials in Europe caught the would-be bombers on tape scouting out the church and exclaiming, "May Allah bring it all down. It will all come down."


Imam Rauf, the man who couldn't foresee that the plans to build an Islamic Mosque at Ground Zero, (within a building struck by parts of a plane on 9/11/2001), would be a provocative move, now thinks it is his place to tell us what we already know; radical Islam is out to get us! Where does this guy get the idea that we need his leadership ominous instruction. We don't need his instruction, he needs ours.

The short-sighted Imam does not acknowledge the most glaring problem we face today. Radical Islam is a homicide sect which will make excuses to kill regardless of how behave. Instead he accuses those who oppose the location of his shrine as the being the intolerant ones. He seems to think we have forgotten that the terrorists have been killing us at every opportunity for decades. He seems to think that if he says we are wrong that we will accept his spiel. He seems ignorant, at best, that his pronouncement may be seen by the radical Muslims as a call to action. He appears to be a fifth columnist. He seems every bit the tool we suspect him of being. And, these impressions of him are his burden to carry, not ours.

I note that he made his most recent statements after his US Government paid trip to the Middle East. Or, should I call it his in-person consultations with his Islamic handlers? He certainly returned none the wiser to American sensibilities. His actions since his return have only increased tensions. We never heard of this man before this Mosque plan, and we won't miss him if he goes way.

This man should leave the public arena. He does not know how to further peaceful relations between Muslims and non-Muslims. He is doing nothing to quell the insanity abroad. He is doing nothing to insure domestic tranquility.

But, of course he won't just go away. So, it is left to us to tell him what he should do next.

  • First, humble yourself before the American public and acknowledge that you are an embarrassment as a domestic diplomat, and frightened beyond reason of the radical element in your religion thus making yourself useless in the war against terror.
  • Secondly, do whatever you must to move the Mosque beyond the territory damaged by the Islam-inspired murders of 9/11.
  • Thirdly, buck up and put your own safety on the line in the advancement humankind. Use your position as an Islamic holy man to instruct Muslims, both foreign and domestic, to stand down from anger and violence in reaction to the move. Be the symbol of Muslim reform toward a faith absent from insecurity and retribution. Cull from the Koran all sections which inspire or prescribe hatred, domination, and intolerance; and burn them yourself as a symbolic act.
  • Fourth, further bolster the education of Muslims to the beneficence of the the USA, and to the erroneous myth that America is anti-Muslim.
  • Fifth, Denounce those who choose to not accept the the USA is a source of good in the world.
  • Sixth, repeat steps three through six ad infinite until Islam gets it and truly becomes a religion of peace.
In other words; Imam Rauf, put up, or shut up! In this entire matter you have done nothing to make us respect you, it is time for YOU to grow! It is time for your religion to reform!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Blue Pill, Red Pill

Time For The Religion Of Peace Reformation

I have been of a mind for some time to explain the need for Islam to reform. Hardly an original idea. But, one that has not been actualized and so needs repeating. In fact, an explanation of why Islam should reform is too obvious for explanation. Its adherents are lead by its tenets to be militant and domineering. And those that wish to live as peaceful Muslims are powerless to repudiate the radical element which lives and dies with the violent side of Islam. A reformation would delineate the two groups in a way which outsiders could appreciate. It would make it possible for suspicions of all Muslims to end at the Mosque portal.

Though, it would also put the reformed adherents right in the cross hairs of the radical elements' weapons; and I mean that in a literal sense. Muslims will die if they reform the religion. Bank on it. But, don't mourn for them, it is the price they will need to pay to wrest control of their faith from those who seek to subjugate them, (and non-believers as well). A high price, but a more worthy death than comes from those who kill in the name of Islam. And, a route to Paradise with honor. Converting Islam to a practice of faith in Allah (God), and a method of association with him irrespective to the temporal is a worthy cause. If Allah (God) really wanted some people to be more special than others he could accomplish that goal on his own, right? So, the portions which dehumanize the Earth's peoples are false witness to his wishes.

So, how does one go about reforming Islam? Edit the Koran, it is that simple. Remove all passages which promote violence, take out all reference to Islam as the master religion, lighten up on the total control of adherents lives, eliminate reference to controlling non-believers (Dhimmitude), add passages which increase tolerance for women and homosexuals, abolish deceit as a holy act. And, not being THE Koran expert of experts I stop my list here. But, I make no representation that these are the only changes needed. Change of leadership is clearly needed, and whether that means different people or just education for existing Imams is an open question. For there to be a religion of peace developed out of Islam there need to be massive changes and a well defined difference between the reformed and the archaic will be clear to all. The archaic will need to be made extinct, of course, for they and people dedicated to peace can never coexist. Voluntary extinction suits me, just as long as that means conversion and not suicide murder. But, one way or another the evil in the Koran must go and those who adhere to those ideals must go as well.

Muhammad was a man not a deity, and God (Allah) spoke to him; it can happen again. In my way of believing it happens to me continually; it is up to me to listen. Sometimes God speaks to me through others, I suggest that approach for he who reforms Islam; listen, and learn.

Remember, the higher powers exist without man's consent. So, whether you call the higher power, God, nature, science, or whatever; it existed before you did, and will be there when you are gone. Religion, however, is a man-made entity, even if you believe it was created at the direction of God. Man can change religion, that is within man's power. And, there is no time like the present to make use of that power.


The "Religion of perpetual outrage", thank you Michele Malkin for that acronym. (delivered on this morning's version of Fox and Friends)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Angel And The Dream

Angel McCoughtry, learn that name.

I came to know of her when she played for the University of Louisville Women's basketball team. Now she is a Pro. A number one draft pick after her senior season. And she keeps getting better and better.

Last night she led her Atlanta Dream squad to the WNBA Finals; I'm believing she will lead them to the Title as well. But, even in the Louisville newspaper they forget to mention her. When I learned this morning, on television, that she had scored 42 points (an WNBA playoffs record) and her team was headed to the Finals I was flabbergasted, her anonymity within the sports pages had lead me to believe her team was already eliminated; when in reality they had been tearing through the Eastern Conference from a 4th seed to win the tournament. As I normally do each morning I looked at the local paper in Louisville for their story on her feats; nothing, not one word. I chose to send the Courier-Journals my snide reaction to her absence from their morning paper.

I notice in your online paper this morning the lack of notice of Angel McCoughtry's outstanding performance last night. You may remember her, she starred in basketball for the University of Louisville just a few years ago. Well, last night she scored a personal best 42 points in leading her professional team, the Atlanta Dream, to the WNBA finals.

I follow your paper regularly from my home in Florida, and I haven't seen her name mentioned for quite some time. So, let me give you some perspective on what last night means. It means we have the female equivalent of when Wes Unseld led the Bullets to the Finals (and a Championship) to add to the town's basketball resume. And that is a big deal. The Courier Journal should assign one of its reporters to follow this story, and then CJ should print what is learned with pride.

And the hometown Louisville newspaper isn't the only one who is forgetting to remember her:

Last night while watching Angel McCoughtry drop 42 points on the New York Liberty in the Eastern Conference Finals, Bethlehem Shoals of AOL Fanhouse said something that caught me off guard.

"Why have you never told me about this woman?"

I was at a loss for words for a few moments while frantically trying to scan the numerous winding conversations we'd had about basketball for just one mention of McCoughtry. I couldn't think of one time where we'd discussed her. Even during the NBA All-Star game when she played in the celebrity game.

And that's just bizarre -- McCoughtry is obviously a player I've had on my radar for a while.

Now you have heard the name.
She is a winner!
A dream come true.
And, perhaps the player that revolutionizes the WNBA.

Thursday, September 2, 2010