I’m sick of the GZM

How about you? It would appear that every thing has been said.

Oh! Wait. What’s this? Another article? Like a moth to the flame.
Cladia Rosett on American hate of muslims:

America has delivered to both Rauf and Khan a life in which they have freely practiced their religion and been free to convert others–including a sister-in-law of their real-estate partner, Sharif El-Gamal. Both arrived in this country as immigrants, and had conferred upon them the full panoply of American rights and freedoms.

I weep for our country. What ever happened to the first Amendment?

In the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, far from being shunned as Muslims, Rauf and Khan have enjoyed a boom business in “outreach.” Their lifestyle includes at least two homes in the U.S. and one in Malaysia, fancy cars and pricey clothes. Last October, in an article headlined “High Five With Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf,” Forbes chronicled the imam’s pleasure in driving a Lexus GS400. Rauf also detailed how he enjoys Armani and Brioni suits, his wife likes her cashmere scarves, and he mentioned his fondness for handcrafted Persian rugs, especially those woven of silk. He added that he owns about 15 carpets dispersed between his homes in New Jersey and New York, and another 15 carpets “at my home in Malaysia.”

[wiping tear from eye]

This is pure hate of ‘the other’. Straight up.

But, we’ve got Russell Simmons to explain how hatey we all are.

After all of our previous mistakes caused by some Christians that were perceived by some Muslims as the cause of the 9/11 attacks, when the smoked cleared, we were in the greatest position this nation has been in since World War II to promote world peace. However, to my dismay as well as countless others, the exact opposite occurred. George W. Bush, our 43rd President, supposedly had a vision from God (I would assume his Christian God) to go on a “crusade,” which history has now proven was laden with countless mistakes which helped create a cycle of negativity that erased all of the outpouring of love and sympathy that the world had showered upon our nation.

Wait, wait. Let’s back this up. What did he just say there? That 9/11 was caused by mistakes made by Christians? He’s dressed up with some waffling terms, but basically. Yep. That’s what he said.

So, then after 9/11 we – Americans – were in some great position to promote world peace? By doing what exactly? But rather than elucidate, he merely does the knee-jerk BOOOOOSH and moves on.

There was no question we needed a change, and in 2008 we got one. Our next Christian president, Barack Obama, vowed to make friends with like minded people around the world, despite their color or religion. The world applauded us and was willing to give us a second chance. He took advantage of that opportunity by reaching out to the Muslim world, beginning with his beautiful speech in Cairo, Egypt. As a leader he tried to represent the collective, which said we are after terrorists and not the beautiful faith of Islam.

Beautiful speech? Beautiful faith of Islam? Is Shari’ah law beautiful? I turn to Sheik Yusuf Al-Qaradawi for this:

As Islam is a comprehensive system of worship (Ibadah) and legislation (Shari’ah), the acceptance of secularism means abandonment of Shari’ah, a denial of the divine guidance and a rejection of Allah’s injunctions. It is indeed a false claim that Shari’ah is not proper to the requirements of the present age. The acceptance of a legislation formulated by humans means a preference of the humans’ limited knowledge and experiences to the divine guidance: “Say! Do you know better than Allah?” (Qur’an, 2:140) For this reason, the call for secularism among Muslims is atheism and a rejection of Islam. Its acceptance as a basis for rule in place of Shari’ah is downright apostasy.

And, the punishment for apostasy?

Apostasy is an explosive accusation. On another occasion, Sheikh Qaradawi explained that “Muslim jurists are unanimous that apostates must be punished.” He further acknowledged that the consensus view of these jurists, including the principal schools of both Sunni and Shiite jurisprudence, is “that apostates must be executed.”

Well, surely this al-Qaradawi is some fringe muslim lunatic. Oh, wait. From Wiki:

is an Egyptian Muslim scholar and Islamist preacher. He is best known for his program, ash-Shariah wal-Hayat (“Shariah and Life”), broadcast on Al Jazeera, which has an estimated audience of 40 million worldwide.[1] He is also well-known for IslamOnline, a popular website he helped found in 1997 and which he now serves as chief religious scholar.[2] Al-Qaradawi has also published more than 80 books, including The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam and Islam: The Future Civilization. He has also received eight international prizes for his contributions to Islamic scholarship,[3] and is considered one of the most influential such scholars living today.[1][4][5] Al-Qaradawi has long had a prominent roles within the intellectual leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood,[6] an Egyptian political organization, but twice (in 1976 and 2004) turned down offers for the official directorship role of the organization.[1][7] A 2008 Foreign Policy magazine poll placed al-Qaradawi at number three on its list of the top 20 public intellectuals worldwide.[8

But, Islam is a beautiful religion.

Tell me, is a religion that allows this to happen beautiful? Oh, but that’s just Saudi Arabia. Certainly just a small fringe sect of Islam, right?

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4 Comments on “I’m sick of the GZM”

  1. Squid Says:

    Our next Christian president, Barack Obama, vowed to make friends with like minded people around the world, despite their color or religion.

    Making friends with like-minded people is easy. Making friends with those who profess to be like-minded but are actually bent on regional hegemony, personal power, and/or conversion of the unfaithful (by the sword, if necessary) is not only much more difficult, but stupid. An inability to tell which group you’re dealing with only exacerbates the stupidity.

  2. wiserbud Says:

    I continue to be amazed that liberals, who are so piously concerned about their personal freedoms and rights, continue to support an ideology that actively campaigns for the elimination of those personal freedoms at the point of a sword.

    But Boooosh was evil.

  3. Steve B Says:

    I’m thinking we need the scare quotes around “christian” when applied to Obama.

    As I’ve said before, it seems odd that the countries in which Muslims have the most freedom…is in countries NOT ruled by Muslims!

  4. Car in Says:

    I don’t think a true progg like Obama can be a Christian. Secular humanism, I believe, trumps the Jesus stuff.

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