In Western society we have group of people determined to re-write our language and in doing so determine what words that they think are acceptable as well as re defining the meaning of words. In America part of this group have come up with a new classification of speech that they “racial micro-aggressions.” We are rapidly moving towards a time where people will be scared to open their mouths least they be accused of ‘ hate speech.’ In fact I think that we are already there and now it is just a matter of the screws getting tighter and tighter.
The Media and the PPTA keep telling us that Charter schools don’t work overseas so we shouldn’t be using them in New Zealand. Maybe they haven’t seen this video or heard of these two major Charter school networks in America, both of which have been very successful.
One of my Heroines, Pamela Geller has been warning America for a long time about the terrorist group in disguise, CAIR.
Today’s face of the day is CAIR Leader Ahmad Saleem, who has been arrested in a major child sex trafficking ring bust where sex was had with children as young as ten.
I am sure Ahmad Saleem believes he is following in Muhammad’s footsteps. Muhammad’s favourite wife Aisha was six when he married her.
Here’s what CAIR says about their pedophile leader who targeted children for rape between ages 10 and 14 (they’ve taken the page down):
Ahmad Saleem is an active community organizer in Orlando, Florida. He is responsible for spreading CAIR Florida’s impact and presence in the Orlando community which includes serving and protecting the civil rights of the community as well as maintaining healthy relationships with other Muslim organizations, nonprofit organizations, government entities, and the media. He is the son of Pakistani immigrants. His father, a pediatrician, and his mother, a school teacher, instilled in Ahmad the joy of caring for others and serving them wholeheartedly with love and dedication.
He graduated with a degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida (UCF). During his time there, he led many initiatives via his leadership of the Muslim Student Association at UCF. This included hosting or speaking at events such as “Islam and the West,” “Arab and Muslim Americans and the Elections,” “Islam and the World,” and many other timely topic events. He helped raise awareness for his community members to vote and was, and still is, an active part of organizing the Florida Muslim Capitol Day that is held annually.
The Night Marilyn Sang to JFK
Here, on what would have been JFK’s 97th birthday, Marilyn Monroe sings “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy, New York, May 19, 1962.
Fifty-plus years ago, on a spring night in New York City, 35-year-old Marilyn Monroe — sewn into a sparkling, jaw-droppingly tight dress — stood alone in a spotlight on a dark stage. She took a breath, began to sing — and 15,000 men and women who filled the old Madison Square Garden that night knew, simply knew, that they were seeing and hearing something that they would never, ever forget.
The Not So Great Escape
The exit of an escape tunnel from the Papago Park POW Camp.
Seventy years ago, late on a Saturday night and only two days before Christmas, all was quiet in Phoenix.
School Bus Kidnapping
‘The Memories Never Stop’
In this July 20, 1976 photo, officials remove a truck buried at a rock quarry in Livermore, Calif., in which 26 Chowchilla school children and their bus driver, Ed Ray were held captive. Ray, the school bus driver was hailed as a hero for helping the students escape, after three men kidnapped the group and buried them underground.
When Coca-Cola Made ‘White Coke’ For a Soviet War Hero
Phil Quin has a thoughtful and robust piece on ISIS, Islam and the left’s irrational rationale for not fighting these scumbags.
Firstly are they Islamic?
For goodness sake, ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh may or may not conform to an acceptable interpretation of Islamic texts, but it’s clear they think they do — and who am I to argue? Or you, for that matter?
The question about ISIS and its religious roots is not really as serious or important as it first appears. Squabbling over which religious texts to take literally, which to relegate to metaphor, and which to ignore outright, is a feature of all intra-faith discourse. Of course ISIS is deeply marinated in their own version of Islam in ways no more or less ridiculous or arbitrary than any other iteration of religious belief. Muslims who disagree with them say that ISIS are not true Islam in the same way Martin Luther rejected Catholicism’s claims for itself. It’s like people arguing over who should rule Westeros, only a lot less interesting.
The near universal loathing of the military funeral picketing Westboro Baptist Church doesn’t stop its adherents from being both Christian and motivated by their understanding of what being a Christian means. Or — here’s a better example — how about the entire Catholic Bloody Church? I haven’t read the bible, but I’m pretty sure it provides provides greater scriptural justification for Westboro’s “God Hates Fags” (Leviticus, apparently) than, say, transubstantiation or papal infallibility (nowhere).
ISIS are Islamic…it is in their name for god’s sake…Islamic State.
The more interesting development is how large swaths of the political far-left have become eager and subservient poodles to radical Islamism. At first glance, it is a baffling development — but quite straightforward on reflection. A cursory review of modern history will confirm that the dogmatic left will happily support genocidal maniacs as long as their shared enemy is the United States (oh, and Israel). (And it’s not hard for them to ignore or downplay the religious component of Islamic jihad since Leftists, almost always non believers themselves, just won’t take terrorists at their word;they refuse to accept that terrorists actually believe this shit).
Aside from an inability to take religious belief at face value, Leftists far prefer to shoehorn radical Islam into their conception of human events as a binary conflict between “the oppressed” (good guys) and “the oppressor” (bad guys).
(There is another reason — that elements of the Left are bored with Western civilisation and find the destructive nihilism of ISIS exhilarating — but I cannot summon the energy to mount that case).
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו said it well:
“Iran and ISIS are competing for the crown of militant Islam. One calls itself the Islamic Republic. The other calls itself the Islamic State. Both want to impose a militant Islamic empire first on the region and then on the entire world. They just disagree among themselves who will be the ruler of that empire. In this deadly game of thrones, there’s no place for America or for Israel, no peace for Christians, Jews or Muslims who don’t share the Islamist medieval creed, no rights for women, no freedom for anyone…The difference is that ISIS is armed with butcher knives, captured weapons and YouTube, whereas Iran could soon be armed with intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear bombs.”
Mr. President, wake up to the very real threat of Islam.
-Franklin Graham (facebook)