Saturday, December 29, 2007

Islam and Wife Beating

Borrowed from

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Islamo-fascism and the Death of Feminism in America

I wrote this in early November. It was published in our local paper, but today I decided to post it here:

In my lifetime I have witnessed the bravery of countless women who have risen to the challenge of ending the oppression of women worldwide. It is puzzling to me why at this time in our history when women in this country in particular have made tremendous gains in their own status, they have willingly stalled their work toward freedom for certain women; especially the violent oppression of the Women in Islam. To be sure, the overwhelming majority of Muslims practice their faith while living in democracies, following man-made laws and treating everyone with the dignity and respect due any human being. There are however, those that do not.

Islamo-fascism, a term originally used by moderate Muslims both in Iran and Algeria in the 1970’s (and still used today) to describe the efforts by radical Muslim (clerics) to thwart efforts toward equality, moderation, democracy and freedom of religion.

Islamo-fascists insist in a fundamental Islamic ideology where men and women are not equal; women are considered physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually and morally inferior to men. Public facilities therefore are separate (and often inferior) for women; a “gender apartheid” as many call it.

All democracies and laws of the land governing people are opposed by Islamo-facists because they are laws of man, not God. Islamo-fascists believe only God’s law (Sharia) is to be obeyed. They believe they are advancing women’s rights by “protecting” them from the kind of harassment and violence imposed by Americans and other western cultures.

Some Hollywood types have compared Islamo-facists with the Christian Right. Such a comparison is dreadfully uninformed. No where does Christ call us to beat, rape, mutilate the genitals, honor kill and especially remove the free will of women, homosexuals, Jews or any non-Christian. Christ called his disciples to do his work through prayer, alms-giving, good works and teaching (peaceful proselytizing). To be sure, there are people in our history and today who use the good name of Christ to advance a violent cause or to insist on adherence to a biblical teaching…we prosecute those people and fortunately they are rare. Islamo-facists ideology and their terror methods are not rare; they are pervasive.

It is very easy to look at the plight of Muslim women world wide through our privileged eyes and not respond out of “sensitivity” to the Muslim culture. If we do not work to ensure the universal application of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, we become trapped by the concept that all cultures are equal and cannot be criticized. Who loses? Women first, then the rest of the civilized world.

It is not imperialistic or disrespectful to condemn the violent oppression of the women of Islam. It is a moral imperative…especially for anyone, feminists in particular who say they care about women.

I believe that if we work together, the words of Maryam Rajavi, an Iranian “freedom fighter” will come true:

“I do believe that a woman’s emancipation begins the moment she breaks this spell and believes that rebellion and resistance against tyranny are her inalienable rights. It is from this moment that no power in the world can prevent the liberation of a woman who has decided to be free. “

In America, we know this liberation; let’s not withhold it from our Muslim sisters.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Excellent work by Spencer

Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch has assembled a five-part video series refuting the "Islam is Peace" ad campaign.

When you open the page, part V in the series is automatically there. In order to view the other videos (all about 3 minutes) I had to right-click on the roman numeral and open the link in a new page.


You will notice I have included one of Robert's books in my reading list to the right of the page. I haven't included them all because I haven't read them all...but one day will attain that goal.
I just ordered "The Truth about Muhammed"

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Wafa Sultan at Restoration Weekend

Wafa Sultan at Restoration Weekend

I attended this event and spent some time with Wafa. This video is worth watching...if you can't link to it from the text above, search for the text on Google or Youtube.

Sliding anyone?

Sunday, Dec. 16 2007 - Note the blue slide is barely visible and the seat of the swing is well under the snow.

Where's the deck?

10:00 am Sunday Dec. 16, 2007...Snow is up to deck railing. Not visible is the snow 1/2 way up the first pane of the double hung window!.

Trampoline-time in Stowe, VT

10:00 am Sunday December 16, 2007 - Note, the platform of the trampoline is approximately 40 inches off the ground.