They SHOULD have been given a PARDON but this is as good as it will get.
President George W. Bush has commuted the prison sentences of two former Border Patrol guards whose convictions for shooting a Mexican drug dealer ignited debate about illegal immigration.It's about time, President Bush! Why not go ALL the way?
Bush's act of clemency on Monday for Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean was a victory for Democratic and Republican members of Congress and others who pleaded with the president to pardon the men or at least commute their sentences.
This is the fourteenth in a series of posts on Jihad in Fiqh.
Shykh Zeenu’d-Din, 1500-tal. Tuhfat-ul-Mujahideen, övers. M.J. Rowlandson (London 1933), s. 3-5, 15-21.
Take note of the clauses I have emphasized; how Islam is to be spread: by the sword. The concepts of fard kifaya & fard ayn are discussed but not explicitly named in this quote.
On the BTR show today (listen here), this story was raised and another listener sent an IM saying that it wasn't a burka and thank God. I was "fixin' ta" have a brain freeze. This link reveals that it is a reporter all adorned in cold-weather gear.
Obama has enough issues to zap him on for a very long time and even though he is an enemy within, I don;t think he would stoop that low as to have a woman wearing a burka in his first of many of photo ops as he assumes the First Czar of the USSA.
This is the thirteenth in a series on Jihad in Fiqh.
Molla Khosrew, d. 1480, hanafi. Kitab al-Gihad, övers. Nicola Melis, Trattato sulla guerra (Cagliari, Italien 2002), s. 95-6.
[…] jihad is a fard al-kifaya, that is, that one must begin the fight against the enemy, even when he [the enemy] may not have taken the initiative to fight, because the Prophet […] early on […] allowed believers to defend themselves, later, however, he ordered them to take the initiative at certain times of the year, that is, at the end of the haram months, saying, ”Kill the idolaters wherever you find them” (Q9:5). He finally ordered fighting without limitations, at all times and in all places, saying, ”Fight those who do not believe in God, and in the Last Day” (Q9:29); there are also other [similar] verses on the subject. This shows that it is a fard al-kifaya.
Got a clue yet? Islam ain't peaceful! Islam is violent by design, Jihad is the standard, not a deviation from standard Islam.
He finally ordered fighting without limitations, at all times and in all places
This blithering idiot rambles on about 2 wars - there is only ONE war been waged. What an idiot. He says we need to recognize that the US Constitution is pretty much outdated. Here it comes again folks. BOHICA. What a blithering fool this Marxist illegal alien is. (link) He rambles on about other non-issue issues and he whines about taking responsibility about our own actions. That would be good for a Democrat to START doing one day.
Full video is here and the text provided below ain't what he talked about...imagine that
For the idiots out there that think it quite alright to deface the American Flag, here is the Code. Remember, The First Czar of the Disunited Socialist States of America, as of 1.20.09, has promised change but he hopes no one clues in on his blatant lies and pinko rhetoric. He ain't the hope and change his moronic supporters think he is. He is, however, packed full of hopelessness and changelings. Remember the Dufus Seal?
CONSERVATIVE GROUP UNVEILS
TV AD AGAINST OBAMA AT INAUGURATION
(SACRAMENTO) – A conservative political action committee is rejecting calls for conservatives and Republicans to “go along” and “get along” with President Elect Barack Obama.
The Our Country Deserves Better Committee has instead unveiled a new television ad campaign that criticizes Obama’s push for massive big government spending and a series of corruption scandals among top members of his team as “not the change we were promised.”
The television ad campaign will begin its broadcast run next week – the week Obama is inaugurated as the next President of the United States.
“It’s ideological suicide for conservatives to sit back silent while Obama pushes for untold hundreds of billions in new spending and bailouts. If conservatives and Republicans can’t find within them the ideological conviction to oppose this fleecing of the taxpayers, then what is it that we stand for?” asked Sal Russo, Chief Strategist for the Our Country Deserves Better Committee.
The ad has been viewed thousands of times and awarded several YouTube Honors in the first 12 hours since it has been posted online.
Russo, who got his start in politics as an aide to Governor Ronald Reagan, rejected the calls made by some Republicans to hold off in speaking out against Obama’s policies.
“Some people have said we shouldn’t speak up now for our beliefs, but instead hold off for now. To these individuals I ask when do they propose we begin to stand up for our principles? Will waiting a month or year to fight for our beliefs somehow advance the cause of conservatism? Will it help America for us to sit back and let Obama push his agenda forward unopposed?
“It seems to me that being silent and acquiescent now further empowers Obama, and further entrenches this notion that big government liberalism is somehow acceptable. It’s the antithesis of our individual liberty and freedom, and it requires men and women of good conscience to step forward, take action and oppose it vigorously,” said Russo.
A desperate plea from Radarsite to Israel: Please, please stop the slaughter of innocents and bring this endless cycle of violence to a close. Obliterate Hamas! Root out the last of this deadly cancer and destroy it utterly. Please, please do not allow yourselves to be deluded once again by meaningless ceasefire agreements forced upon you by this cowardly Western world and its corrupt antisemitic UN. Please do not be dissuaded from your fateful mission. Now is the time. Now is the opportunity to rid the world once and for all of these monsters. Please stay strong and committed to your great and noble cause. And if this self-serving cowardly world will not support you in this existential battle, so be it. Their time will come. Never before have we seen such moral clarity with regard to your strategic dilemma. Despite the relentless onslaught of antisemitic leftist propaganda that permeates the world's media, we can still see the truth. There is no compromise with evil. There is no two state solution. There is no coexistence. There is only victory and death to those who call for your destruction.
Be assured that our liberal leftist media does not speak for all Americans. Despite all the empty-headed rhetoric of our appeasers we are not all that easily manipulated. We can clearly see that the battle of Gaza is the epicenter of the West's War on Terror. If we cannot show the necessary resolve to see this war of yours through to its unequivocal end, then we will most assuredly not find the resolve to save our own skins when the time comes. And it most certainly will come.
This is not a Palestinian Conflict, this is but the latest chapter in the never-ending Arab/Islamic attempt to destroy Israel and eventually conquer the entire Judeo/Christian West. In short this IS our War on Terror, and whether or not we find the courage to admit it, Islam IS the enemy.
Godspeed brave comrades in your desperate struggle against this pervasive evil. God give you the strength to persevere, and God give us the moral courage to support you. As Israel goes, so goes Western Civilization. - rg
In this twelfth installment of exploring Jihad in Fiqh, we return to Reliance of the Traveller.
al-Misri, d. 1367, shafi’i. Umdat al Salik (Reliance of the Traveler), 09.1.
Jihad is a communal obligation,” meaning upon the Muslims each year.
In this quote, we learn that the communal obligation to perform Jihad is annual. Jihad is not an anachronism which can be ignored, it must be performed every year until the entire world is conquered.
You should understand that Jihad is mandatory, and that neglecting it is sinful.
If none of those concerned perform jihad, and it does not happen at all, then everyone who is aware that it is obligatory is guilty of sin, if there was a possibility of having performed it.
(July 12, 1917 – January 16, 2009)
A note from Radarsite: Take note: A part of America has just passed away. A great artist of powerful yet understated and subtle vision. A truly American artist, a beloved painter whose poignant works have successfully bridged the gap between expert and layman and spoken to us all and moved us all. Like his equally famous American contemporary, Edward Hopper, he is known as a master of loneliness, yet there is so much more to their work than this. They speak to us of a different America, a quiet, introspective, more profound and soulful America, an America far removed from the glamor and glitz with which we are (so mistakenly, I believe) universally associated.
Bon voyage, Andrew, may you rest in peace. America will miss you. - rg
A postscript: This is in reply to Findalis' interesting reference to the controversies surrounding Wyeth (and others) work in the 80s.
As many of you may already know, my background is in art -- I attended the New York Art Students League and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Wyeth's alma mater). There are some interesting analogies between the liberals' hatred of artists like Hopper and Wyeth, and the liberals hatred of Reagan and G. W. Bush. That's why I mentioned that Wyeth had 'bridged the gap between the experts and the layman'. Both the working artists and the interested laymen loved and appreciated Wyeth's work. But those in between, those pseudo-intellectuals soon assumed the pose of disdain for what they considered to be commonplace realism. They had moved beyond that inferior art form long ago. Realism -- i.e., painting things as they appeared to the eye -- was out and obscurantism was in. Beginning in the late sixties with pop artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein and pure abstract expressionists like Kline and Pollack and others, and culminating in the furious collecting mania of the 80s, the New York art world was effectively taken over by the elitist liberal left. Academic (traditional or figurative) art -- was demoted and looked down upon as second rate and intellectually inferior to abstract or non-objective art, or its various New Age offshoots, such as op art, anti-art, etc. In other words, the pseudo-intellectuals took over and the layman was almost completely -- and, I think, quite purposely -- alienated, effectively left out in the cold. "Artists" vied with one another to see who could be more avant-garde, who could be more outrageous. A painter was deemed important only if those critics who were deemed important said that they were important. The average person had no say in this matter whatsoever. To mouth the abstruse -- and often meaningless -- jargon of the art critics, the more obscure the better, (such as, 'plastic orchestration', metaphysical harmony', etc.) became a sign of one's superior intellect -- and just another way of separating oneself from the unlettered herd.
In the late 1950s, I had a one-man show of my work at a prestigious gallery in Rittenhouse Square, in Philadelphia (It was, in fact, so prestigious that I wasn't allowed in to view my own work until I had borrowed a tie from a friend). I remember sitting on a bench in the center of this rather elegant display area, surrounded by my work on the walls, and listening to the conversations of the visitors as they circled the room, commenting on my paintings and drawings. It was so phony, so pretentious, that I almost started to laugh at them. I was the artist. It was my work, and I think I understood it and what it was intended to convey, but these Sunday connoisseurs were attributing meanings and motives to my paintings and drawings that I neither comprehended nor intended.
Well now, here we go again, folks. Once again the liberal elitists have won out. They hated GWB for some of the same reasons they hated Andrew Wyeth, and now once again they will be telling us what is suppossed to be important and what is not.
God help us all. - rg
For more on Andrew Wyeth click here
So, today the news is that Israel has signed onto a possible cease-fire as long as certain details are accepted by HAMAS. HAMAS has said that they reject the conditions set forth by Egypt. Could it be that Egypt is "concerned" that Israel just might do something about the tunnel networks which are accessed in Egypt? Could it be that HAMAS rejects the cease-fire terms due to the death of Said Siam or will try to capitalize on the UN incident? By the way, shame on the UN for allowing HAMAS to operate on their area of responsibility.
There will be no peace in Israel until the various terrorist groups or Israel exist no more. Israel fights to survive and the terrorists fight to destroy Israel. The evidence pointing to the perpetrators of every conflict with Israel stems from the Iranian backed groups. Israel does not lob rockets and missiles or mortars into their surrounding "neighbors" unless it is in self defense. The terrorists which are allowed to operate in the nations surrounding Israel lob rockets, missiles and mortars into Israel at random nearly every day. What does the world expect from Israel? And, why is Israel declared the Bad Guy when all she does is fight to survive?
Read Ezekiel chapters 37 through 39 and therein the answers will be found. It is very simple.
Recently, we were honored to provide a platform on BTR for pro-Israel bloggers and other BTR hosts to call in with their reports from the anti-Israel and pro-terrorist rally in LA. Joi the Artist has posted, recently, her photo collection and in these photos, the hate-filled and intolerant ones are the anti-Israel mutants. She calls it: Israel, Hamas, and the looter mentality.
I find it amazing how people are so anti-Israel that they support terrorists and terrorism. No wonder this country is so screwed up. We have idiots teaching our children lies.
In this eleventh installment examining Jihad references in Fiqh, we can observe the application of Islamic doctrine in the conquest of India.
Ziauddin Barani, d. 1357, historiker och politisk skriftställare i Indien. Fatawa-i Jahandari, cit. ur Mohammad Habib, The Political Theory of the Delhi Sultanate (Allahabad 1961), s. 46-7.
Muslim Kins and their armies must strive courageously, risking their lives to overthrow Kuffar regimes, slaughter their clerics, capture, enslave and degrade Kuffar. Thus Muslims will be favored & honored, Kuffar will be destitute & disgraced, Shari'ah enforced and infidels terrorised.
See how sweet, benign and peaceful Islam is? Got a clue yet?
January 14, 2009
Dr. Denis MacEoin
...As their Covenant makes clear, they are fighting a Jihad, and the rules they observe are Jihad rules, based on centuries of legislation about the waging of war against unbelievers. The problem with Jihad rules is that they simply don’t recognize all the elements of international law that modern states base their treaties and international conventions on. Jihad law includes rules on how and when to deceive the foe, and envisages no outcome other than the death or submission of non-Muslims. ...
A recent Hamas pronouncement boasted that the Palestinians (for which read Hamas) have made an industry of death and that everyone plays a part: “...the women exceed at this, and so too do the mujahideen [fighters in jihad] and the children. That’s why they have formed human shields of the women the children the elderly and the mujahideen in order to challenge the Zionist bombing machine.” (My italics)I have given you a substantial sample of this fact filled, logical explanation of the situation in Gaza. Click the title link and read it all. Read the concluding paragraph twice. You will learn a great deal about Hamas and its malicious mission. You will learn about the world's double standard and why it is morally unacceptable. You will learn why there must be no cease fire. You need to know; you must inform others.
This is the only fighting force in history to boast that they have made human shields of their own people. There are films of “brave” Hamas gunmen dragging screaming children along to serve as shields, and of civilians sent onto the roofs of rocket launching sites, where, ironically, they know the Israelis will not fire on them. It is a mockery of military ethics, yet it goes barely noticed in the Western media....This war is not a pretty war, but, truth be told, no wars are pretty. If Hamas cannot be fought to a standstill or until it is a spent force, lulls in the fighting will be of absolutely no use. Beaten to a ceasefire, Hamas will return. They will return and they will fight to a standstill again, then they will regroup and attack once more. More deaths, of Israelis and Palestinians both. Ever-postponed statehood for the Palestinians, unending vituperation of Israel, which is only a democracy trying to defend its civilians from crimes this country would not bear for a week.
Ibn Taymiyya returns in the tenth installment of offensive Jihad in Fiqh. Its Shari'ah, Stupid, and it is based on the Qur'an & Sunnah. I have added links where possible; click to verify.
Ibn Taymiyya, cit. ur Henri Laoust, Le traité de droit public d’Ibn Taymiya (Beirut 1948)
|In ordering jihad Allah has said: ”Fight them until there is no persecution and religion becomes Allah’s”. [2:189] (s. 21) [2:193]|
Allah has, in fact, repeated this obligation [to fight] and has glorified jihad in most of the Medina suras: he has stigmatized those who neglected to do so, and treated them as hypocrites and cowards. (s. 123) [9:124-125]
It is impossible to count the number of times when jihad and its virtues are extolled in the Book and the Sunna. Jihad is the best form of voluntary service that man consecrates to Allah. (s. 125)
Therefore, since jihad is divinely instituted, and its goal is that religion reverts in its entirety to Allah and to make Allah’s word triumph, whoever opposes the realization of this goal will be fought, according to the unanimous opinion of Muslims.
Jews and Christians, as well as Zoroastrians (Magians), must be fought until they embrace Islam or pay the jizya without recriminations. Jurisconsults do not agree on the question of knowing if the jizya should be imposed on other categories of infidels; on the other hand, all consider that it should not be required of Arabs [hence they should convert to Islam or be killed or expelled]. (s. 130)
- Muslims are obligated to fight.
- Jihad is glorified.
- Those who neglect it are stigmatized.
- The goal is Islam's triumph.
- Whoever opposes it will be fought.
- People of the Book must be fought to extortion.
- Others must be converted or killed.
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The moonbats are out in full swing to the left of Americanized Marxism. Ammunition accountability. This is absurd and has propelled itself beyond the pale of mental decapitation. My idea and reality check of ammunition accountability is to store it properly and safely and keeping it clean...yes, I clean my stored ammunition on a regular basis.
These people are bona fide loons. First of all, criminals normally do not buy their ammunition, they steal it. If they do buy it, they buy it off the street and not in a store. This law will insure that the criminals will absolutely never buy any ammunition ever. They will use ammunition whose "owners" will be implicated in the crime, thus DELAYING catching the real criminal. This proposal is pure idiocy. I bet they voted for Czarbie.
On the off chance that politicians think that this is a good idea, I will be going to the nearest gun show to purchase an abundant supply of my calibers of choice and when the dead line comes and goes, rest assured that I will not be destroying any that does not have the serial numbers etched at the base of the lead projectile. Now, for "plinking", I will go to the shooting ranges and buy that ammo there and use it all up at the range...maybe, if I need to. However, I will be purchasing an excess amount of the cheaper "plinking" rounds as well.
This proposal is retarded. Oh. Wait. Did I say that already? My bad.
Did I mention that the brass won't be serialized? The lead projectiles will be serialized. Where do these people come up with this stuff? Remember when the babbling idiot in the Clinton Administration, Joyclyn Elders, said that she wanted safer bullets? And, what in the hell is a bullet projectile anyway?
"The way to combat crime is with safer bullets and safer guns."Remember that? This proposal is in the same sinking ship. The pdf is here. The following states have something in the wind about this: Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington. As you can see in the map, primarily the libtard areas are "looking into" this subject. Also note on the map, the mid-section of the country says KMA...we own most of the weapons and ammo.
Tex says the battle is on. I say bring it but bring an army with you and if you can make it that last 400 yards, you will be OK.
Why, at this particular point in time, is Jose Serrano wanting to repeal the 22nd Amendment which limits the terms a President of the United States can serve? Some are saying that perhaps Bill Clinton can run again. Some are saying that The One is still young and could serve many terms before he reaches retirement age. Why not? He more than likely isn't a natural born citizen so why not make a Marxist illegal alien the First Czar?
Eye On the UN sponsored a petition urging Secretary of State Clinton to publicly swear off attending Durban II. Click the first link for more information, the second to sign the petition.
Durban II has all the antisemitic evil qualities of its predecessor plus advocacy of censorship against critics of Islam. I signed the petition and I urge you to sign it and exhort your friends to sign it.
My previous posts about Durban II.
Durban II: Egregious Arrogance Repackaged
Durban II: Egregious Arrogance Part 1
Durban II: Egregious Arrogance Part 2
Durban II: Egregious Arrogance Part 3
Durban II: Egregious Arrogance Part 4
Durban II: Egregious Arrogance Part 5
Durban II: Egregious Arrogance Part 6
Durban II: Egregious Arrogance Part 7
Idiotic treason! Why do we have Muslims deciding the curriculum at our war college? Why are our future military officers being shielded from knowledge of Islam's doctrines & practices? This nation is being run to ruin by analencephalopaths who should be removed from office or hung for treason.
Two weeks ago, Ricks reported on a new publication by Army War College research professor Sherifa Zuhur on Hamas and Israel that informs readers that Hamas has been misunderstood due to the misreporting by “Israeli and Western sources that villainize the group.” Zuhur concludes that Hamas isn’t so bad after all, so we all just need to get along and embrace the terrorist group through negotiations — a view apparently endorsed by the Army War College when it published her defense of Hamas.
A second post last week, “Fiasco at the Army War College: The Sequel,” records an exchange between Ricks and defense expert and author Mark Perry. Assessing the academic state of affairs at the War College, Perry informed Ricks:
It’s worse than you think. They have curtailed the curriculum so that their students are not exposed to radical Islam. Akin to denying students access to Marx during the Cold War.
Rise up and raise Hell! Click the title link above, read the entire article, and let your Representative and Senators know that you want that situation changed as quickly as possible. After reading the article, click this link: congress.org, and enter your zip code. Then click the Federal Officials link. A form will appear, select the necessary options and compose an email directing your public servants to read Patrick Poole's article. If you copy and paste the following into the email, they will have a link to the article:
Did the founding fathers sacrifice their lives and fortunes; did the GIs who fought in two world wars give their blood and lives only to have their successors hand over our liberty without a fight? Let us do all we can to prevent that outcome! Don't delay, do it today!I am not a hypocrite; I sent my emails before completing the composition of this post.