3 Jan 2016
I ran across this from January 2015. (from Instapundit)
Islam is no laughing matter
in 1989, Ayatollah Khomeini declared a death sentence on an author, and the comedians had a bunch of laughs with that.
But in the 26 years since Khomeini’s fatwa was announced, the laughs have withered away. As its engagement with the Muslim world deepens, the West – Australian satirists no exception – has come to understand that Islam is no laughing matter.
The article continues on and mentions this about a character of the Simpson from 2008.
One such character is Bart’s friend Bashir bin Laden, who debuted in 2008. As the Simpsons Wiki puts it: “Bashir is very polite and gentle and always minds his manners. He also seems to be very smart. Bashir never complains in front of people or even behind their backs. He is also very insecure of what people say about him.”
The mention of insecurity is very interesting. However, Islam says this.
Khomeini himself put it this way: “Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.”
So is it that Islam is no fun, or is it no fun at all in any instance? Or they just do not want to be the butt of the jokes? One thing for sure, their response to murder people for having is wrong.
14 Aug 2014
LAWMAKERS BLAST ADMINISTRATION’S POLICY ON ALLOWING LIBYAN PILOTS & NUCLEAR SCIENTISTS TO TRAIN IN U.S. – Congressman Bob Goodlatte
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently approved a final regulation to lift a longstanding prohibition on Libyans coming to the U.S. to attend flight school, to work in aviation maintenance or flight operations, or to study or seek training in nuclear science. The final regulation has been approved by OMB and can be signed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson.
The prohibition was originally put in place in the 1980s after the wave of terrorist incidents involving Libyans. Not even two years after the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was attacked, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, the Obama Administration justifies lifting this ban by claiming the United States’ relationship with Libya has since improved.
I just don’t see how someone can do this and say they are looking out for America’s interests.
3 Dec 2013
U.S. military halts cargo shipments out of Afghanistan
The U.S. military, facing continuing protests over drone strikes, has halted military cargo shipments from Afghanistan, citing a potential risk to drivers and contractors along the route once it enters Pakistan.
Halted operations through the Torkham Gate border crossing impacts more than half of all military shipments out of the war zone each month as American involvement in the war winds down.
The decision also comes as the United States is trying to get Afghanistan to sign an agreement to keep some U.S. troops in the country after 2014. But the majority of the gear for the 47,000 troops still in Afghanistan will have to be brought out.
30 Nov 2013
Bombshell on Benghazi: Look who’s coming to terror
American envoy Chris Stevens paid with his life in Benghazi after he tried to retrieve U.S. weapons given to the al-Qaeda terrorist network, a new report says.
James and JoAnne Moriarty, two Americans serving on a non-governmental organization fact-finding mission, told the Voice of Russia that Stevens initially transferred weapons, including surface-to-air missiles, to radical Islamists in Libya to help overthrow dictator Moammar Gaddafi.
Al-Qaida, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and Ansar al-Sharia — which actually act as one — reportedly assisted NATO and the United States in toppling the Tripoli regime.
Once Gaddafi was out of the way, the alliance turned its attention to Syria. Stevens, James Moriarty asserted, was instrumental in sending weapons to the terrorists in Syria with the help of Abdelhakim Belhadj, leader of the Islamist al-Watan Party and former head of Tripoli Military Council.
But then Stevens tried to retake possession of the weapons, including 20,000 MANPAD surface-to-air missiles, from the terrorist network. That didn’t go over well.
All of that I can see taking place. The taking over two north African strategic locations in Egypt and Libya, and then going after Syria – not saying this account is necessarily 100% true, but it is within the realm of possible reality.
The whole interview is here.
Al Qaeda now owns Libya
1 Oct 2013
Islamic extremists kill sleeping college students
Suspected Islamic extremists attacked an agricultural college in the dead of night, gunning down dozens of students as they slept in dormitories and torching classrooms, the school’s provost said — the latest violence in northeastern Nigeria’s ongoing Islamic uprising.
The attack, blamed on the Boko Haram extremist group, came despite a 4 ½-month-old state of emergency covering three states and one-sixth of the country.
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has said in video addresses that his group wants to end democracy in Nigeria and allow education only in Islamic schools. Boko Haram means “Western education is forbidden.”
U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday described Boko Haram as one of the most vicious terrorist organizations in the world, speaking at a meeting with Jonathan at which both reaffirmed their commitment to fight terrorism.
1 Oct 2013
One word… essential.
U.S. safeguards $584 million aid package for Egypt – Raw Story
The United States is depositing $584 million in remaining 2013 military aid for Egypt into a federal bank account as the US administration reviews whether to release the funds, an official said Tuesday.
The final tranche of some $1.3 billion in annual military aid to Egypt has not yet been disbursed amid political upheavals in the North African nation.
And President Barack Obama’s administration is still reviewing the status of the US assistance to Cairo after the military’s July ouster of ex-president Mohamed Morsi and a crackdown on Islamists.
But with the end of the fiscal year looming, the State Department decided to protect the funds by depositing them in an account it controls in order to stop them being gobbled up when the books were closed on Monday, September 30.
Muslim Brotherhood in power, they get money.
Muslim Brotherhood out of power, not so much on getting money.
3 Jul 2013
Here an article that gives a basic account leading up to the protests.
Egyptian activists hope for ‘second revolution’ a year after Morsi’s election
Here’s also the live news feed from the UK Telegraph.
Egypt in crisis: live