Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving- 2016

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.  As messed up as the world is, we still have much to be grateful for.  For the time being, anyway.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hacktivist Group Anonymous Wages War Against ISIS, Again. #OpParis

After the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris this past January, the hacktivist group Anonymous set its sights on the Islamic jihadist perpetrators. #OpCharlieHebdo was aimed at tracking and taking down the social media accounts of all terrorists and their sympathizers including ISIS. They are apparently doubling down after the latest multiple terrorist attacks in Paris with #OpParis.

One day after the carnage, they took down over over 5,000 Twitter accounts, though I'm sure by now it's more. They've also set up websites in case you want to help.  Here's the official Twitter account for #OpParis, where they are warning that ISIS is setting up fake accounts. So beware.

They have also published the names, addresses and phone numbers of 5 ISIS recruiters living in Afghanistan, Somalia and Tunisia, and one allegedly living in Europe.

Of course, there is no way to determine how many they have really shut down, and naturally they will sprout back up like nasty weeds, but  at least ISIS is somewhat thwarted by the hackers.

Here is their latest video.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veteran's Day 2015

To all those who have served (and are currently serving)- God Bless you for having the courage to fight for freedom across the globe. We owe you big time.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Iranian Women's Soccer Team Mostly Men

Here's an interesting story: many of the players on the Iranian women's soccer (football) team are actually men. Eight, to be exact, and possibly the goal keeper. They're either waiting for sexual reassignment surgeries or suffering from sexual identity disorders.

And sex changes are apparently legal in Iran thanks to a fatwa from head religious honcho Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Who would have thought that in a country where homesexuality is punishable by death, transgenders are cool.

Go figure.

Actually all the players in the above photo look like males.

More on UK Telegraph.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Meet Gisele Marie, The Niqab-Clad Heavy Metal Guitarist From Brazil

Gisele Marie, is a Brazil-based heavy metal guitarist who also happens to be a Muslim niqab-wearing convert. Yes indeedy, she was allegedly born to Catholic German parents in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 42 years ago, found her way to Wicca, and then converted to Islam in 2009 after her dad died.

"Spectrus" is her brothers heavy metal band, and she's been playing with them since 2012, though it appears she has recently parted ways and has started her own ban with a 2016 release of a new album.

Gisele Marie says of her:

“People do not expect to see a Muslim woman who uses a Burqa, practices the religion properly and is a professional guitarist who plays in a Heavy Metal band. " “So many people are shocked by it, but other people are curious and find it interesting, and others think that it is cool.
Surely she should know that those who are so uber devout that they feel the need to wear a niqab or burqa also believe that music is haram (forbidden) in their religion.

It's probably a gimmick, and she's probably a man. Check her out.

Clip about Gisele Marie here, if you can bear to listen to the music.

Photos and more on her story.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Immigrant Problem In Malmö, Sweden- Video

Thirty percent of those living in the port city of Malmö, Sweden, are immigrants- in other words, mostly Muslim. The Rosengård neighbourhood of Malmö is estimated at more than 80 percent. In 2012, I posted a video about the rampant anti-Semitism there. With the influx of thousands more predominately Muslim refugees, it's only going to get worse.

There are some who are trying to integrate, but those same people complain about the lack of effort from their fellow immigrants. This leads to isolation, and in the case of Rosengård, 60 percent unemployment and major crime.

RFE/RL video below.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Aftermath Of Ben Carson's Muslim For President Comment

Ben Carson's comment last week about not supporting a Muslim president elicited the usual response from liberals and Muslim activists alike. Some have called for Dr. Carson to drop out of the upcoming presidential race including- not surprisingly- the Council On Islamic American Relations (CAIR). According to CAIR he is unfit to lead. But criticism was not only being levied against Dr. Carson from the left, fellow Republican would-be-president Ted Cruz (Tx) called the comment unconstitutional.

After the firestorm, Dr Carson took time to clarify what he exactly meant by saying he would not advocate putting a Muslim in charge of the nation.

"We don't put people at the head of our country whose faith might interfere with them carrying out the duties of the Constitution," the retired neurosurgeon told Fox News' Sean Hannity. "If you're a Christian and you're running for president and you want to make this [country] into a theocracy, I'm not going to support you. I'm not going to advocate you being the president."

"Now, if someone has a Muslim background, and they’re willing to reject those tenets and to accept
the way of life that we have, and clearly will swear to place our Constitution above their religion, then of course they will be considered infidels and heretics, but at least I would then be quite willing to support them," Carson added.


"Those Republicans that take issue with my position are amazing," the Facebook statement said. "Under Islamic Law, homosexuals – men and women alike – must be killed. Women must be subservient. And people following other religions must be killed. I know that there are many peaceful Muslims who do not adhere to these beliefs. But until these tenants are fully renounced ... I cannot advocate any Muslim candidate for President."

He's absolutely right. Even some Muslims agree with him. Secular Muslim Asra Q Nomani wrote an enlightening article for The Daily Beast in support of Carson explaining that there are far too many Muslims looking to mix "mosque and state."

Ben Carson’s blunt remarks about a Muslim president triggered much outrage, even after he partially walked them back. But secular Muslims like me, who reject political Islam, understood what he meant: He doesn’t want a Muslim as president who doesn’t believe in the strict secular separation of mosque and state, so that the laws of the state aren’t at all touched by sharia, or Islamic law derived from the Quran and hadith, the sayings and traditions of prophet Muhammad. Neither do we. We really don’t want a first lady—or a president—in a burka, or face veil.

Her commentary is well worth the read.

Unfortunately, there are far too few secular Muslims. In fact, the trend seems to be going in the opposite direction, as evidenced in the following story shared by Nomani regarding a New Jersey school board meeting where Muslims were demanding a last minute school cancellation for the Muslim holy day Eid al-Adha:

At the meeting, the local NBC news segment showed an older woman yelling in Arabic that the holiday was her “right,” followed by a young Muslim woman, wearing a headscarf and smiling eerily as she said, “We’re no longer the minority. That’s clear from tonight. We’re going to be the majority soon.”

The thinly veiled threat was as disturbing to me as it might be to other Americans. Unspoken is the sharia ruling that Muslims engage in no work or school on the day of Eid-ul Adha, but, instead, as the prophet Muhammad is quoted as saying in a hadith, “O people of Islam, these are days of eating and drinking.”

If a Muslim thinks we have troubles, then we most definitely do, and thankfully Ben Carson has the courage to voice that.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Incognito Returning Soon

Life has taken me away from blogging, but I will be back shortly.

Caregiving for a parent takes all one's time and energy, especially when navigating and advocating through the healthcare system becomes a necessity. A hospital and two rehabs and I can tell you it sucks.