Monthly Archives: July 2010
Story found at Talking Points Memo. A bunch of moron islamophobes out in California are determined to stop a mosque from being built in Riverside County.
It seems the anti-mosque protesters in California have torn a few pages from the Abu Ghraib field manual. Protesters of a planned mosque and Muslim community center in Riverside County, California are calling on locals to come to a rally outside an existing mosque with their pet dogs because, as the protest organizer says, Muslims “hate dogs.”
“We will not be submissive,” the notice proclaimed. “Our voices are going to be heard!” The alert went on to question what its authors described as Islamic beliefs. It suggested that participants sing during the rally because Muslim “women are forbidden to sing.” It suggested that rally participants bring dogs because Muslims “hate dogs.”
Brilliant scholarship, guys. Here are some photos, found on the internet in a few seconds, of Muslims and dogs:
Are you feeling the hate?
And to go with that, here are Muslim women singing:
UPDATE: I looked more closely and realized at least three of those pictures are of the same man. And another two are of the same man, who might or might not be the same as the first three. I will go hunting for more pictures of different Muslims who don’t hate dogs if I must.
But let’s see what I can do right quick:
Almost no one in Qatar wants a saluki because they are so common there. People there prefer “exotic” breeds like German shepherds.
The ruling, published in mid-January, had escaped my notice – probably because I don’t have a dog. But it would seem to put an end to evening strolls with your dog. Early morning horseback-rides (or camel rides?) on the beach must now be considered to be illegal too.
Now, there was a couple of real problems that arguably did need addressing – selfish and inconsiderate dog owners who would let their animals run around off the leash on public beaches (especially problematic at Intercon beach), and dog owners who leave their dog shit all over the place instead of picking it up.
I’ve had the hard copy of this for a few years, don’t remember where I first saw it, but I can’t find it on the internet. It’s a bit hard to read, but if you click on the image you will get a bigger version that you can read more easily.
I disagree, though, that Mr Bonmot is a mediocre translator. I consider him a really bad translator. Well, interpreter.
Fall, now 58, saw nothing wrong with the fact that the bride was his niece or that she was 10 when they “married,” according to Mound police.
He told the girl that it was God’s will that they marry. He told police this justified their union, legally and morally.
“He absolutely believes what he’s saying,” said Jami Wittke, a detective with the Mound Police Department, who interviewed Fall. “He said the Bible tells him that it’s OK to have a relationship with your niece, to marry someone” that young.
“The Bible,” you say? We ought to look into that.
Part of the reason for Fall’s confidence in his own righteousness, say people who know him, is that he sees himself as being chosen by God.
“I’ve talked to family members and more than one has said Jim Fall believes he’s a prophet of God, of Christ,” Wittke said. “They were afraid of him.”
“Everything is permissible for me,” from First Corinthians 6:12, was one of Fall’s favorite passages, police said.
“The wife’s body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband,” from First Corinthians 7:4, was another.
It should be pointed out (again) that the “Ground Zero mosque” these idiots are ranting about is actually a proposed community center with an auditorium, swimming pool, and restaurants, in addition to a mosque. It would be housed in an existing 13-story building that’s two blocks away from Ground Zero and has no view of the area; there are two very big buildings in between the proposed community center and Ground Zero. Here is an embedded Google Map in which you can clearly see that the idea of this being a “Ground Zero mosque” is a ridiculous paranoid fantasy.
Loonwatch continues to be the blog I’d like to be. Here are a couple of recent posts over there:
“They’ve threatened to kill me; sometimes they’re cursing when they call,” a resigned Master said Thursday in his shop.
Trouble is, all the indignation is the product of a massive misunderstanding, illustrating the awesome — and sometimes damaging – power of the Internet.
Master, who describes himself as a proud American citizen, isn’t a terrorist sympathizer. He’s just a shopkeeper who inadvertently touched a very raw nerve.
It started when the Muslim merchant posted a sign at his shop during Ramadan explaining the store would be closed Sept. 11 to remember the death of Imam Ali, a sacred Muslim figure. Master failed, however, to explain that Ali, who is remembered on a different date each year during Ramadan, died in 661 A.D. and was in no way related to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Death threats? Impossible, right? Only angry Muslims ever make death threats. Why, everybody on the internet knows that.
“Do you see that the letter ‘I’ in DITIB resembles a minaret? And that the minarets look like missiles?” he asks, beseechingly. It isn’t always easy for Werner to make himself understood.
Psst! Just because you’re misunderstood doesn’t mean you’re a genius.
And I recommend this BlogHer post on the mosque near the site of the former World Trade Center, or as you might have heard it called: The Ground Zero Mosque!! ZOMG!!
But what most people don’t know is that the so-called “Mega Mosque” is actually a community center that New Yorkers hope to build, appropriately called “Park 51” for its location.
According to the Park 51 website, the facility “will be dedicated to pluralism, service, arts and culture, education and empowerment, appreciation for our city and respect for our planet. Park51 will join New York to the world, offering a welcoming community center with multiple points of entry.”
According to an outside consultant working directly with Park 51, who agreed to speak about the project on the condition of anonymity, if built, Park 51 (a non-profit facility) would cover 150,000 square feet and stand approximately 13 to 15 stories high. The space would be divided into a prayer space for Muslims and include meeting spaces, meditation rooms, a memorial dedicated to 9/11, a spa, basketball court, swimming pool, auditorium, and classrooms offering everything from digital photography to language classes, all open to the public. The entire facility would also be green and include a garden.
The other day I had a conversation with an elderly relative who was mocking the “al-Qaeda” mosque where they want to celebrate and dance on people’s graves…so on my way home I decided to research the whole thing and do a reasoned blog post about it. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find cold hard facts yet. Lots of Islamophobes are screaming about it, and its backers are giving explanations, but I would really some just plain facts. I’ll keep on it.
Also from the BlogHer post:
“It’s become comedic to me,” said Oz Sultan, PR liaison and programming project manager for Park 51, regarding comments made by Pamela Gellar. “None of these groups have talked to us, and we’ve been open to let them know we’ll talk to them. We were part of the community that was affected –- Muslim people in the community lost family members [on 9/11], too.”
And from this CNN article, a truly moronic quote from a true moron:
“We feel it would be more appropriate maybe to build a center dedicated to expunging the Quranic texts of the violent ideology that inspired jihad, or perhaps a center to the victims of hundreds of millions of years of jihadi wars, land enslavements, cultural annihilations and mass slaughter,” Geller said.
Hundreds of millions of years of jihadi wars? Also, what’s a land enslavement?
Every so often you find a celebrity who has the delightful dark iris/white sclera eye contrast that is so beautiful, and you just have to dust off the “Houri of the Week” designation and post a picture.
This is Spanish football (soccer) player Pedro Rodriguez Ledesma, who plays for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national football team.
I found him at Kickette.com.
I only wish his irises were a little darker. But this is a great photo.
And I’ll be away from the computer for a few days. But I’ll be back, inshallah.
Who knew turtles had so much personality?
1- Over at Loonwatch they continue to expose Robert Spencer as a fool pretending to be a scholar.
2- Inexplicably popular gasbag Rush Limbaugh bloviates that Muslim contributions to math and science are mostly myths. Link to Media Matters, not Rush’s site. (He also says Barack Obama would be a tour guide except that he’s black, and that’s why he’s president).
3- Loonwatch again, a Muslim girl burned by Christians for being Muslim. In the UK.
What usually happens when I watch soccer is I have an irresistible urge to start playing soccer again. I think I can resist this time. But watch this clip. Goalkeeper scores goal incidentally. The other goalkeeper is a good sport about it.