Archive for February, 2008

Defaming Muhammad

Posted in Religion, Society on February 13th, 2008

In 2005 the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten and 12 of its cartoonists were threatened by Muslim extremists for publishing cartoons about the prophet Muhammad deemed offensive by Islamists. The resulting religious hysteria and extremism was amazing and horrible to behold.

Eleven Muslim ambassadors traveled to Copenhagen to confront Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen demanding apologies from the newspaper. The ambassador of Turkey had received full support of the Turkish Foreign Ministry in demanding that Rasmussen call Jyllands-Posten to account for “abusing Islam in the name of democracy, human rights and freedom of expression.”
When Rasmussen refused to cede his countrymen’s freedom of speech, the ambassadors decided to take the matter to international Muslim organizations, such as the Arab League, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, and the Muslim Brotherhood.

In January 2006, after both the newspaper and the Danish government refused Muslim demands for an apology, a wave of violence ensued during which several Danish embassies were set alight.

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Hillary vs. Obama

Posted in 2008 Election, Humor on February 12th, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama, taking a more aggressive position in his sweeping campaign against Sen. Clinton, has discovered an effective technique for offsetting Hillary’s greater campaign warchest. He may not have income from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and China, but…

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Sen. Clinton’s campaign staff and supporters have been thrown into disarray by Obama newfound effectiveness and dynamic behavior.

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Don’t worry though, Hillary supporters – the $20 million she’s received from Wahabists in Saudi Arabia and Qatar will allow her to buy enough superdelegates to get the nomination. đŸ˜‰

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UK Kowtows to China

Posted in 2008 Olympics on February 10th, 2008

The British Olympics Association (BOA), in a never before matched fit of boot licking, touched their addled pates to the floor before their Chinese masters and removed the basic human freedom of expression from the British Olympic athletes. They have decided to force all British athletes attending the 2008 Beijing games to sign a contract promising not to comment on any politically sensitive issues! Any athlete who refuses to sign away their rights will be forbidden from competing in the games.

Such an order is utterly reprehensible and unneeded. Section 51 of the International Olympic Committee charter already forbids any kind of demonstration, or political, religious or racial propaganda in the Olympic sites, venues or other areas. Simon Clegg, the BOA’s chief executive, seems to be this era’s Neville Chamberlain. Perhaps he’d like to athletes to kowtow to the PRC as well.

Perhaps Clegg doesn’t realize that China’s state-sponsored terrorists – the Chengguan – can’t feasibly reach him in England. Perhaps Mr. Clegg is just in the pay of the Chinese or corporations heavily invested in China. Either way, whether he’s stupid or corrupt, he should be removed from the BOA.

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