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Flight 93 Blogburst: The terrorist memorializing features all point to each other

Posted by Godefroi on December 12, 2008

Crescent video, Part 2: “The terrorist memorializing features all point to each other”

Set to everybody’s favorite gunslinger music:

If you have a fast connection, there is a high quality viewing option at the lower right of the viewing screen here.

Part 1 focused on the blatant Islamic symbolism in the Flight 93 memorial, and on Tom Burnett’s efforts to stop this desecration of his son’s grave. Part 2 is about the terrorist memorializing features.

On first examination, the Islamic symbol shapes in the Flight 93 memorial are found to be slightly imprecise:

The giant crescent does not point quite exactly at Mecca .

The Sacred Ground Plaza that sits roughly in the position of the star on a crescent and star flag does not sit exactly in the position of an Islamic star.

But additional features turn these imprecise Islamic shapes into precise Islamic symbol shapes:

Inside the Sacred Ground Plaza sits a separate section of Memorial Wall, inscribed with the 9/11 date, that IS placed in the exact position of an Islamic star.

Remove the symbolically “broken off” parts of the crescent of Embrace (now called a broken circle) and the remaining crescent structure–what symbolically remains standing in the wake of 9/11–points EXACTLY at Mecca.

To find these additional features, just follow the terrorist brick road: the 44 inscribed translucent memorial blocks on the flight path (matching the number of passengers, crew, AND TERRORISTS).

No need to have seen Part 1 before seeing Part 2. All of the parts of this video series will stand on their own, with only a small amount of overlap. There is a brief review of the Mecca orientation, because that is what leads to the discovery of the 44 blocks, but the blocks then lead to this whole further array of terrorist memorializing features.

If there is a group that you want to show this to–conservative campus group, church group, poker group, or just a little half-time patriotism–ask Alec Rawls about getting the video in full resolution, or in television viewing format.

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Persecution of the Day

Posted by Godefroi on September 25, 2008

The nuts and bolts of life for Christians in PA- and Hamas-controlled territory, from a commentary at Front Page.

  • Under the Palestinian regime Christian Arabs have been victims of frequent human rights abuses by Muslims. There are many examples of intimidation, beatings, land theft, firebombing of churches and other Christian institutions, denial of employment, economic boycotts, torture, kidnapping, forced marriage, sexual harassment, and extortion. Palestinian Authority (PA) officials are directly responsible for many of the human rights violations. Muslims who have converted to Christianity are in the greatest danger. They are often left defenseless against cruelty by Muslim fundamentalists. Some have been murdered.
  • Christian Arabs also fall victim to the chaos and anarchy typical of PA rule. This situation is fostered by societal rigidity, criminal gangs, lack of education, absence of due process, incitement, unreliable courts, and the denial of these problems-all running counter to Israel’s desire for a prosperous and stable neighbor.
  • Muslim attitudes toward Christians and Jews are influenced by the concepts and prejudices about their inferiority that the practice of dhimmitude has spawned in Islamic society. As dhimmis, Christians living in Palestinian-controlled territories are not treated as equals of Muslims and are subjected to debilitating legal, political, cultural, and religious restrictions.
  • The human rights violations against the Christian Arabs in the disputed territories are committed by Muslims. Yet for political and economic reasons many Palestinian Christian leaders blame Israel for these crimes rather than the actual perpetrators. This motif of the transference of blame has been adopted by several Christian leaders in the Western world. Others there who are aware of the PA’s human rights abuses choose to remain silent.

More detail at the site.  One more important nugget that I’ll highlight here.

“Israel is the only exception in the Middle East where the Christian population since 1948 has increased. It has risen by more than 400 percent.”

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With friends like these…

Posted by Godefroi on August 15, 2008

And I use the term “friend” VERY loosely.

At Brussels Journal, the brillian Fjordman alerts us to a new effort by the European elite to accommodate advance the aims of Islam, to the obvious detriment- and in glaring omission – of all other faiths.

Resolution 1605 of the Council of Europe

Council of Europe member states should continue to be vigilant in their work to prevent and combat the phenomenon of Islamophobia.

9. In light of the above, the Assembly calls on the member states of the Council of Europe to:

9.1. act strongly against discrimination in all areas;

9.2. condemn and combat Islamophobia;

9.7.6. encouraging the participation of people with an immigrant background in political parties, trade unions and non-governmental organisations;

9.7.7. taking all the necessary measures to eliminate the inequality of opportunity faced by immigrants, including unemployment and inadequate education;

9.7.8. removing unnecessary legal or administrative obstacles to the construction of a sufficient number of appropriate places of worship for the practice of Islam;

9.7.9. ensuring that school textbooks do not portray Islam as a hostile or threatening religion;

11.6. encourage young European Muslims to become imams;

11.8. encourage the promotion of fair coverage of Muslim reality and views in the media and ensure that the voice of moderate Muslims is also reported;

11.9. develop ethical guidelines to combat Islamophobia in the media and in favour of cultural tolerance and understanding, in co-operation with appropriate media organisations;

Just a few thoughts here. 

§9.2:  Why are they only explicitly calling out Islamophobia?  What about “Jewophobia” or “Christiophobia” or “Hinduphobia” – or more plainly, the hostility that is inherent in Islam to all other beliefs?  Why are Muslims the only group to receive this special attention?

§9.7.6:  Are these intellectual giants encouraging the indigenous populace to be active in politics?  It seems to me that if a person wants to have a voice in politics, it should be up to that person to get involved based on his or her own convictions. 

§9.7.9:  By not portraying Islam as a hostile or threatening religion, the “educators” thus tasked will have to completely ignore the bulk of the history of Islam, whitewashing or ignoring the deaths of millions of people killed in the expansionist conquest of what is now Dar-al-Islam, and the humiliations heaped upon those left alive who did not convert…which continue to this day.

§11.6:  This is by far the most egregious contradiction of the principle of church-state separation I’ve ever seen in the modern West.  If these morons were to propose that “member states…encourage young European Christians to become priests“, the people of Europe would hang their carcasses for the birds.  More pointedly, if someone from outside their cocoon of idiocy were to make such a proposition, the howls of outrage and derision coming from their own mouths would be deafening.  This is hypocrisy of the highest order.

I’d write more, but I’m getting too worked up already.  Read more at the link above, and at Galliawatch.

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Flight 93 Blogburst: Lies, Damned Lies

Posted by Godefroi on August 14, 2008

Memorial Project Superintendent lies about receiving threats

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Joanne Hanley, superintendent of the Flight 93 Memorial Project, cannot answer the damning facts about the crescent design (now called a broken circle), so she has decided to slander the people who are pointing them out. In a speech at the Memorial Project’s August 2nd meeting, she cited a list of “threats” she had received from critics, saying for instance that her “career would be destroyed.”

In defense of Superintendent Hanley, Flight 93 family member Calvin Wilson expressed his disgust at the violent threats and charged that critics were acting like the terrorists themselves. Three Pennsylvania newspapers covered Hanley’s claims to have been threatened, one editorialized against the uncivilized critics, and a Memorial Project press release highlighted Wilson’s outraged response to the supposed threats.

It is all a lie. Here is the Letter to the Editor that Alec Rawls just sent to the duped Pennsylvania newspapers, exposing Superintendent Hanley’s deception:

A warning is not a threat. A warning is to protect against a threat.

As the lead organizer of the movement to stop the crescent design, I can tell you who made the statements that Superintendent Hanley was complaining about. I recognized every one of the phrases she cited as coming from myself. It is ME who Joanne Hanley is accusing of making threats, an accusation that is not just false, but grotesquely dishonest.

What Joanne Hanley is casting as threats were WARNINGS, trying to alert her to the threat posed by architect Paul Murdoch and his scheme to plant a giant Mecca-oriented crescent on the Flight 93 crash site. This is one of Superintendent Hanley’s excuses for refusing to heed warnings about the crescent design. She pretends that warnings are threats and hence SHOULD NOT be listened to.

When I couldn’t get Hanley to look to the facts for the country’s sake, I tried to appeal to her instinct for self-preservation, warning her of the personal consequences of Murdoch’s attempt to stab a terrorist memorial mosque into the heartland of America . (That is the meaning of a crescent that Muslims face into to face Mecca : it is the central feature of a mosque.)

As I put it in a March 2006 email to both Superintendent Hanley and Project Manager Jeff Reinbold:

I have been trying to save your lives and your careers for six months. It is not too late for you. You can still do your jobs and investigate the basic facts I have warned you about, like the Mecca-orientation of Murdoch’s original Crescent of embrace, and the continued presence of Murdoch’s original crescent in the redesign.

Shortly after this email, Joanne Hanley told me why she was not concerned about the almost-exact Mecca orientation of the giant crescent. In a conference call with Jeff Reinbold, she told me that: “It isn’t exact. That’s one we talked about. It has to be exact.” (The giant crescent points 1.8° north of Mecca , ± .1°.)

I have to interject something here.  Let’s concede that the memorial DESIGN points 1.8° north of Mecca.  How immeasurably minute a difference in the CONSTRUCTION of this mosque would correct that?  Then the betrayal of the American people would be complete.

Also, considering that most mosques in the world were built prior to the advent of modern GPS and similar technologies, how many of them point EXACTLY at Mecca…less that 2° off?  Apparently, according to Ms. Hanley and her advisors, those don’t count.  And what about all those poor Muslims who must pray wherever they are, and can only face in the general direction (they hope) of Mecca?

If she had admitted to the public what she was admitting in private—that the giant crescent does indeed point almost exactly to Mecca —it would have been okay. The people of Pennsylvania would be able to decide for themselves whether a giant Mecca-oriented crescent makes an acceptable memorial to the victims of Islamic terrorism, so long as it does not point EXACTLY at Mecca . Instead, the Memorial Project decided instead to deceive the public, sending an academic fraud from the University of Texas to assure the press that there is no such thing as the direction to Mecca:

Daniel Griffith, a geospatial information sciences professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, said anything can point toward Mecca, because the earth is round. [Post Gazette, “Flight 93 memorial draws a new round of criticism,” August 18, 2007.]

Just as I warned Superintendent Hanley that her career was in jeopardy, I also warned Dr. Griffith that his career would be destroyed if he did not correct this blatant disinformation. Like Hanley, Griffith too interpreted my warning as a threat, as if it would be ME who was responsible for the harm to his reputation, when he was covering up evidence of an enemy plot by lying about basic geometry, pretending that there is no direction between two points on planet earth.

In spite of the Memorial Project’s active cover-up of Murdoch’s plot, I continued to treat Superintendent Hanley as what she is: a fellow countryman aboard a hijacked airplane who is in need of rescue. As I put it in another email to Superintendent Hanley last November:

I don’t want you to be hurt here. There is only one bad guy in this story: Paul Murdoch. I want to help everyone else get off of this hijacked airplane. … I am not your enemy. I am your friend. I am the one who has been trying to save you, for two damned years, and I still am, despite your persistent public slanders against me.

Is it even POSSIBLE to be clearer? A warning is not a threat. A warning is to protect someone from a threat, as my communications spelled out over and over. For Joanne Hanley to pretend that these warnings about the threat she is facing were threats in themselves is deliberate dishonesty. For her to tell Calvin Wilson that these attempts to protect her from Murdoch’s plot were violent threats against her, prompting Wilson to use his status as a family member to attack critics on this dishonest basis, is even worse.

Joanne Hanley is not the only person I am warning. Every Pennsylvanian is aboard this hijacked airplane. How can the newspapers of Pennsylvania let stand a fraudulent claim that there is no such thing as the direction to Mecca ? How can the educated people of Pennsylvania , the math teachers, the college students, the politicians, let such a fraud stand, when every one of you knows that Muslims face Mecca for prayer?

If Pennsylvanians continue to be willfully blind to easily verifiable evidence of an enemy plot in your own back yard, history will not be kind to you.

Alec Rawls

Palo Alto CA

August 12, 2008

Morality requires trust in truth

Imagine if one of the passengers on Flight 93 was told that if they did not retake the airplane, they would be killed when the terrorists flew the airplane into a building. If the passenger was Joanne Hanley, she would say: “Stop threatening me!”

Any excuse to avoid the truth, no matter how nonsensical or even suicidal. A photo-negative of the fighting spirit of Flight 93.

Asked by Pilate to account for himself, Jesus answered: “To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.” (Jn. 18:37.) Jesus wasn’t a witness for the truth only sometimes, or only about matters of salvation. He proceeded from the factual truth of every situation that crossed his path, and called upon the rest of us to similarly trust in truth.

Secular moral reason demands the same thing. Anyone who thinks that it can somehow be right or in their interest to avoid or suppress the truth will through that avoidance of the truth become divorced from reality, with the inevitable effect that their ideas about what is right or in their interest can only be wrong. This is the irrationality of the Memorial Project. They proceed on the assumption that the crescent design is innocent, while self-consciously covering up evidence that it is not.

This malfeasance puts the rest of our society to the test. All of the people who we pay to check and report the facts: government, academia and the media, are all desperately trying to suppress the truth. That leaves it up to the rest of us to witness and communicate the truth about Murdoch’s plot. (Some basic facts, and how to verify them for yourself, posted here.)

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Not all Jewels are pretty

Posted by Godefroi on August 13, 2008

I haven’t commented on the controversy over the book “The Jewel of Medina” and it’s being pulled from publication by Random House…at least not here.  I did, however, leave a note at the NPR blog for Talk of the Nation, which had a story on this, er, story (ahem).

I usually like to look back at comments I’ve made and see if there’s been a reply or not.  Much to my suprise, my comment at NPR got a response from Sherry Jones, the author herself.

My comment:

If one notes that ‘Aisha was only NINE YEARS OLD at the time of the marriage consummation (reference Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 64 & 65), this dreadful romanticization becomes child pornography.

Decency, rather than fear of reprisal, should have been the basis for killing this book.  [thanks to profitsbeard for pointing this out at DW before I could]

The very next comment is from Ms. Jones

Not all scholars agree on A’isha’s age. Even the hadith and sira disagree. And then there is the very meaning of the word “consummation,” with some arguing that the hadith cited above, attributed to A’isha, meant merely that the marriage contract was completed at that age. Nothing is clear-cut when you’re talking about events that occurred 14 centuries ago. In my book, A’isha is 14 when she and Muhammad become intimate. Contrary to what’s been suggested, I don’t offer details, by the way.

Sent by Sherry Jones

Wow. 

Well, I don’t feel like starting a debate in the NPR thread, but I want to address some of what Ms. Jones said in her reply.

In her first sentence she claims that not all scholars agree on Aisha’s age – this is undoubtedly true.  It is also true that the preponderance of scholars DO agree that Aisha and Muhammad were married when she was 6 years old (sick enough), and that they first had sex when she was 9 years old (that’s the well-established meaning of the word “consummated”, in a marriage context).  Hence the continued existence of marriage of very young girls in predominantly-Islamic countries.  Furthermore, even if all the traditions and sayings aren’t in complete agreement on these details, Sahih Bukhari is considered by orthodox Muslims to be just that – sahih, that is, authentic.

More examples, two from Bukhari and one from Muslim (also “authentic”):

Sahih Bukhari Volume 7, Book 62, Number 88 
Narrated ‘Ursa:
The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with ‘Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death).

Sahih Bukhari 5.236.
Narrated Hisham’s father:
Khadija died three years before the Prophet departed to Medina. He stayed there for two years or so and then he married ‘Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age, and he consumed [sic] that marriage when she was nine years old.

Sahih Muslim Book 008, Number 3310:
‘A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported: Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) married me when I was six years old, and I was admitted to his house when I was nine years old.

Continuing, Ms. Jones states that she characterizes Aisha as being 14 years old, presumably post-pubescent.  Rather than spend a lot of my time on this, I’ll refer the reader to Ali Sina’s site, FFI.

Finally, as for not offering details, I can only assume she is being honest.  However, even remotely describing the “pleasure” a 9-year-old (or even 14-year-old) is supposedly experiencing while losing her virginity to someone 4 or 6 times her age is going too far.

The quote I’ve seen is this:

“…the pain of consummation [there’s that somehow-ambiguous word again] soon melted away. Muhammad was so gentle. I hardly felt the scorpion’s sting. To be in his arms, skin to skin, was the bliss I had longed for all my life.”

Yeah, a little girl is going to have “longed for” sex with a man older than her father “all my life”.  A proposition as ridiculous as it is gross.

While I find it quite disturbing that any publishing house, let alone one as big as Random, would let the possibility of offending someone deter the publication of any book, I for one am glad this particular bit of tripe will not be with us any time soon.

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Homecoming

Posted by Godefroi on July 17, 2008

Two years later, and dead, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev are finally home after being kidnapped by Hizballah.

Israel launched a pitiful war attempt in response to their abduction, a war which ended up worsening Israel’s image in the world while strengthening and emboldening their Islamist enemy in Lebanon.  And the release of 5 still-kicking terrorists in exchange for Goldwasser’s and Regev’s remains will only serve to embolden Hizballah further, along with the rest of her enemies.

A millenium-and-a-half of subservience must have altered the DNA of today’s Jewish people (at least the ones with high seats in Israel’s government), as the leaders in the land of this once-proud people is pushing the nation and populace into acts and attitudes of head-hanging penitence and appeasement.

It can only get worse from here.

H/T Jihad Watch.

Update: Make that dead, and mutilated

“the verification process yesterday was very slow, because, if we thought the enemy was cruel to the living and the dead, we were surprised, when we opened the caskets, to discover just how cruel. And I’ll leave it at that.”

Also, Dr. Bulldog reminds that these men were captured and verified ALIVE, which means that Hizballah murdered these men, ostensibly prisoners of war, and are thus guilty (TRULY guilty…not like the accusations tossed at Israel…Israel returned living people) of war crimes.

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Flight 93 Blogburst

Posted by Godefroi on June 25, 2008

Text of a message from Alec Rawls:

Last week’s email campaign is putting some serious hurt on the Memorial Project. Superintendent Hanley and Park Service Director Mary Bomar are both issuing replies that are loaded with boiler plate but evade the simple question that was asked: WHO broke our peaceful American circle and turned it into this giant Mecca oriented crescent? [You can see this boilerplate response in one of my previous posts – GdB]

They are refusing to even think about their OWN explanation for the crescent design. Let’s nail ‘em.

Let’s hope there are some people who are actually listening, thinking through this, and taking action.

Park Service refuses to say who broke the circle

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The planned Flight 93 memorial is described as a circle “broken in two places,” with the unbroken part forming a giant Mecca-oriented crescent (originally called the Crescent of Embrace).

Since last week, the Park Service has been inundated with hundreds of emails, demanding to know WHO is being depicted as breaking the circle.

It can only be the terrorists. The circle is a symbol of peace, and only the terrorists can be charged with breaking the peace on 9/11.

Thus the planned memorial shows the terrorists breaking our peaceful circle and turning it into a giant Mecca oriented crescent (which remains completely intact in the so-called redesign). In other words, it’s one giant: “ALLAHU AKBAR!” (heard on Flight 93’s flight recorder as the doomed flight careened towards the ground).

Superintendent Hanley’s reply

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New Temple Mount Restrictions

Posted by Godefroi on January 3, 2008

I got a comment here once saying that he (the commenter) was not in favor of allowing Israel to control the Temple Mount as he distrusted that Israel (or any national government) would allow free access to everyone to fulfill their religious observances.  Apparently he was right…Israel does limit free access – but it turns out that it’s JEWS who are not permitted religious freedom.  Who’da thunk it?

Olmert Gov’t Bans Jewish Prayer From Temple Mount

Craziness.

Public Security Minister Avi Dichter announced on Tuesday the government’s official policy regarding Jewish prayer on the site of the Holy Temple: “Jews may pray on their holiest site – but only in their heart; no lip-moving allowed.”

WTF?  Why in the world would the government decree that Jews can’t move their lips while praying?

Dichter explained that government policy on the Mount is dictated by the wish to ensure that bloodshed not occur

Uh, what was that again?

He said that Jews moving their lips in prayer on the Mount, which the Moslems have sanctified as their own, can be seen as a Jewish provocation that could lead to bloodshed.

Though the two had pledged not to perpetrate “group prayer” or “demonstrative prayer,” both of which have been banned for Jews at the Temple Mount, Dichter said that the “outer trappings” of private prayer – namely, moving of lips – render even that forbidden.  In his response to the MKs, Dichter noted that the only option for Jews who wish to pray on their most sacred site “is to exchange thoughts with his G-d in his heart.”

Two things stand out in this article.  First, this government (of Israel) is completely f’d up, and needs to get the hell out.  A couple weeks ago they stood by silently and allowed Hamas to broadcast from the Temple Mount, yet Jews can’t even move their lips?!?

Secondly, that Israel would enact such a law out of fear of violence and bloodshed speaks loud and clear (or at least it SHOULD) to the world that Islam is without question NOT a “religion of peace”, but rather one of aggression and vengeance.

Read more here.  Disgraceful.

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Statistics are depressing

Posted by Godefroi on December 18, 2007

Especially this kind.

The correlation is even clearer when the aid of one year is superimposed on the homicides of a year later:

Bad Aid

In brief, each $1.25 million or so of budgetary support aid translates into a death within the year.


The Palestinian record fits a broader pattern, as noted by Jean-Paul Azam and Alexandra Delacroix in a 2006 article, “Aid and the Delegated Fight Against Terrorism.” They found “a pretty robust empirical result showing that the supply of terrorist activity by any country is positively correlated with the amount of foreign aid received by that country” – i.e., the more foreign aid, the more terrorism.

Our feckless leadership has pledged $550 MILLION to the PLO/PA. In all, donors in Paris have pledged $7.4 BILLION for the next three years to the Palestinians. If the math holds, then the hit money has been ponied up for 5,920 victims, 440 of which can be credited to the good ol’ U.S.A.

I’m so proud (Yes, Condi, I’m looking at YOU).

Nod: Townhall

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Aggression works.

Posted by Godefroi on December 18, 2007

via Hot Air.

This story has a moral: Aggression works. And aggression works best among pacified people who consider themselves liberal and enlightened.

Last week, I visited a Muslim place of worship. A schedule for Islam’s five daily prayers was posted at the entrance, near a sign requesting that shoes be removed. Inside, a barrier divided men’s and women’s prayer space, an arrow informed worshippers of the direction of Mecca, and literature urged women to cover their faces.

Sound like a mosque?

The place I’m describing is the “meditation room” at Normandale Community College, a 9,200-student public institution in Bloomington.

Until recently, the room was the school’s only usable racquetball court. College administrators converted the court into a meditation room when construction forced closure of the previous meditation room.

A row of chest-high barriers splits the room into sex-segregated sections. In the smaller, enclosed area for women sits a pile of shawls and head-coverings. Literature titled “Hijaab [covering] and Modesty” was prominently placed there, instructing women on proper Islamic behavior.

They should cover their faces and stay at home, it said, and their speech should not “be such that it is heard.”

“Enter into Islaam completely and accept all the rulings of Islaam,” the tract read in part. “It should not be that you accept what entertains your desires and leave what opposes your desires; this is from the manners of the Jews.”

“[T]he Jews and the Christians” are described as “the enemies of Allaah’s religion.” The document adds: “Remember that you will never succeed while you follow these people.”

Read the rest here.

Just what is it about Minnesota that makes it so ripe for dhimmitude?

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O…M…F…G!!

Posted by Godefroi on December 14, 2007

Over at Michelle Malkin’s, there’s an article showing that 9 Democratic members of the U.S. Congress voted against a resolution supporting Christians in this country.

Well, of course, you might say. To vote for support of Christianity would be violating the 2nd Amendment…right?

What did they object to? Here’s the text:

Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith.

Whereas Christmas, a holiday of great significance to Americans and many other cultures and nationalities, is celebrated annually by Christians throughout the United States and the world;

Whereas there are approximately 225,000,000 Christians in the United States, making Christianity the religion of over three-fourths of the American population;

Whereas there are approximately 2,000,000,000 Christians throughout the world, making Christianity the largest religion in the world and the religion of about one-third of the world population;

Whereas Christians identify themselves as those who believe in the salvation from sin offered to them through the sacrifice of their savior, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and who, out of gratitude for the gift of salvation, commit themselves to living their lives in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Bible;

Whereas Christians and Christianity have contributed greatly to the development of western civilization;

Whereas the United States, being founded as a constitutional republic in the traditions of western civilization, finds much in its history that points observers back to its roots in Christianity;

Whereas on December 25 of each calendar year, American Christians observe Christmas, the holiday celebrating the birth of their savior, Jesus Christ;

Whereas for Christians, Christmas is celebrated as a recognition of God’s redemption, mercy, and Grace; and

Whereas many Christians and non-Christians throughout the United States and the rest of the world, celebrate Christmas as a time to serve others: Now, therefore be it

  • Resolved, That the House of Representatives–
      (1) recognizes the Christian faith as one of the great religions of the world;(2) expresses continued support for Christians in the United States and worldwide;(3) acknowledges the international religious and historical importance of Christmas and the Christian faith;

      (4) acknowledges and supports the role played by Christians and Christianity in the founding of the United States and in the formation of the western civilization;

      (5) rejects bigotry and persecution directed against Christians, both in the United States and worldwide; and

      (6) expresses its deepest respect to American Christians and Christians throughout the world.

Oh the Horror!! The Outrage!! How can we possibly extend respect to the 75% of the American population who consider themselves Christians? No–No–it’s just WRONG!! We can’t afford to recognize ANYONE based on his or her religion!!!

Note, however, that these same Dems voted FOR a resolution supporting Muslims and Ramadan – Ramadan, of course, being an Islamic holiday. What about that whole “Wall of Separation” again?

The nine Members voting NO were Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) (FL), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA), and Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA). None of the nine voted against resolutions honoring the Islamic holiday of Ramadan and the Hindu holiday of Diwali. [My emphasis – GdB]

In fact, the other two resolutions passed without ANY no votes.

There are those who say that the Christian Right is massing to create a theocracy in the United States. How many of those members of Congress who voted Yes about Ramadan and Diwali are conservative Christians? And yet, we tinfoil-hat-wearing, frothing-at-the-mouth Christians are determined to undermine the Constitution, outlaw all other religions, and force everyone to bow to Jesus?

Does ANYONE out there still have a shred of rationality?

Michelle’s got video too. See it here.

The full text of the Diwali resolution is here, the Ramadan one here.

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Support Tom Tancredo’s call to scrap the crescent memorial

Posted by Godefroi on November 14, 2007

Nod:  Cao 

The Park Service has a history of keeping the Secretary of the Interior in the dark about the decisions it makes in his name. It is likely that Secretary Dirk Kempthorne has never been told about the many warnings of Islamic symbolism in the planned Flight 93 Memorial. Please help bring Dirk into the loop by pasting the following letter (or one of your own) into an email for him.

Dear Secretary Kempthorne:

Please heed Congressman Tom Tancredo’s call to completely scrap the present design for the Flight 93 Memorial. The original Crescent of Embrace design would have planted a bare naked crescent and star flag on the crash site:

Crescent of Embrace and crescent and star

The memorial plaza that sits roughly in the position of the star on an Islamic flag marks the crash site. (Click pics for larger images.)

All the redesign did was add some trees to the west of the original crescent:

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Aside from the re-coloring of the site-plan image, the only actual change in the design is the additional arc of trees to the rear of a person facing into the original crescent.

The Park Service promised Congressman Tancredo in 2005 that Islamic iconography would be removed from the memorial. Instead, this iconography has only been very slightly disguised. Every particle of the original Crescent of Embrace design remains completely intact in the redesign.

The giant crescent points to Mecca

In September 2005, a half dozen different bloggers verified that a person facing directly into the original Crescent of Embrace would be facing almost exactly at Mecca. That makes the crescent a mihrab, the central feature around which every mosque is built.

Face into the crescent to face Mecca:

Cordoba mihrab and crescent orientation

Left: mihrab from the Great Mosque in Cordoba Spain. Right: Crescent of Embrace also faces Mecca. The green circle is from the Mecca-direction calculator at Islam.com. When it is placed over the original Crescent of Embrace site plan, the Mecca-direction line (the “qibla”) almost exactly bisects the crescent.

You can plant as many trees around a mosque as you want and it will still be a mosque. But this isn’t just the world’s largest mosque. The planned memorial is also full of terrorist memorializing features.

Please hear my voice along with those of Congressman Tancredo and Tom Burnett Sr., who is refusing to allow Tom Jr.’s name to be used in the crescent design. The memorial to Flight 93 should not be a terrorist memorial mosque.

Sincerely

Secretary Kempthorne’s phone number is 202-208-7351.

Snail-mail:

Hon. Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of InteriorOffice of the Secretary

Rm. 6156, ms7229-MIB

1849 C St, NW

Washington, DC 20240-0001

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