Saturday, August 13, 2005

Off to Exotic Climes

For the following week, I will be on holiday in Northern California. The scene depicted in watercolor is of the N. California coast I painted 1978. It was supposed to be a sketch for a more polished painting, but I liked it as it was. While I'm away, please, feel free to wallow in the waves and gulp tequila, or vice versa.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

How Many Bombs

Last week in Iraq, two major explosions took place that took the lives of a score of Marines. I mourn the lives lost and honor the work they were doing.

At the same time, we must remember the explosions were TWO. Do you know how many bombs, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were planted? Do you know how many were found before doing any harm?

No one knows how many IEDs were planted. We do know how many were found and neutralized last week before completing their gruesome and deadly purpose.

115 IEDs were neutralized!!

By finding the 115 IEDs, how many people avoided harm? By finding the 115 IEDs, how many lives were saved? No one knows. No one will ever know. Had it not been a for a moment of frustration for a military briefing officer when answering reporter's questions about the 20 dead in the amphibious assault vehicle, no one outside of a small group of people would have ever known; I would never have known 115 IEDs were neutralized.

And now, you know.

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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Killing + Lying = Holy Duty

Omar Bakri Mohammed, leader of the Saviour Sect in London, publicly condemned the killing of all innocent civilians. Privately, addressing his followers he explained that he meant only Muslims because only Muslims are innocent ; "Yes I condemn killing innocent people, but not any kuffar."

For two months, a reporter for the British newspaper, Sunday Times, worked undercover recording radical Islamic leaders and their followers in secret meetings. The leaders were inciting the young Muslims in Britain to violence and hatred of the kuffar (non-believers) and to carry out terrorist attacks against the kuffar. They were recorded praising the Tube bombers as "the fantastic four."

Sheikh Omar Brooks, told an audience that included children that it was alright to kill the kuffar; it is the duty of Muslims to be terrorists. The followers were encouraged to carry out suicide attacks.
Zachariah, another key player, justified the deaths of the 52 people killed in the London attacks July 7 saying they did not abide by strict Islamic laws.

Speaking to a group of teens and families, Omar Brooks said it was a Muslim imperative to instill terror into the hearts of the kuffar and added: I am a terrorist. As a Muslim, of course, I am a terrorist.

As Muslims, it is a duty not to support the nation by making any financial contribution to the British state they despise so thoroughly. Instead, they pretend to look for work so they can collect the £44 job seekers allowance every week. It is what the prophet Mohammad did when he leached from the state all the while attacking his benefactors. The terrorists in the 7/7 bombings are thought to have collected £500,000 by using up to six aliases each, false addresses, and forged passports.

Becoming a member of the Saviour Sect only 3 weeks before the 7/7 attacks, the reporter says he was taught from the start it was his duty to destroy the kuffar. Equally loathed were moderate Muslims who did not subscribe to the same beliefs, the overthrow of the British government, and replacing it with a Sharia Islamic state. Only days after joining the sect, the reporter witnessed a memeber of the Young Muslim Organization, a moderate group, being beaten by seven Sect members because they thought he had insulted their interpretation of Islam.

Here, in the United States, Muslim leaders of CAIR made the same condemnation of the killing of the innocent. The Muslim leaders in Britain are lying and the Muslim leaders in the US are lying. There is no such injunction in Islam as "Thou shalt not lie." There are instructions in the Hadith that lying to the enemy, the non-believer is not only permissible, but is a duty until the day their numbers are strong enough to rise up and kill the kuffar.

The Sunday Times - Britain

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