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Jah’Keem Chop

Posted in Philosophy, Society on October 1st, 2014

Now that the Lamestream media has dutifully misreported and now buried the story of the murder and beheading of Colleen Hufford in Oklahoma City I decided it was time to weigh in and critique their (mis)represantion of the event and Jah’Keem Yisrael nee Alton Nolen.

Sanitizing Jah’Keem Yisrael nee Alton Nolen

nolen-2011-msm The MSM’s Portrayal
nolen-2014-truth Yisrael’s True Appearance

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The lengths that the lamestream media has gone to sanitize the image of Jah’Keem Yisrael is truly amazing. Firstly, it’s their constant reference to him as Alton Nolen when he had changed his name, at least for common usage, to Jah’Keem Yisrael. Secondly, it’s their near exclusive use of a photo of Yisrael from 2011 instead of a more recent one that shows his current appearance.

It’s truly amazing how far the media has gone to shield Islam from this vermin’s actions, irrespective of the fact that Yisrael is an extremely devout Muslim, was fired for suggesting Islamic punishments, i.e., stone, for female coworkers, and beheaded one of his victims in the same manner as Islamic fighters do.

The narrative, according the the MSM, is that this was nothing but a regrettable but isolated incident of random “Workplace Violence.” It wasn’t Muslim extremism and it certainly wasn’t yet another incidence of Muslim terrorism on US soil.

In this, the MSM may have a valid point. Yet the lengths that they’ve gone to ensure that their point is the only one available is ridiculous. I mean, talk about Anvilicious!

The Roots of Yisrael’s Savagery

As I said above, it’s my opinion that Yisrael’s savage, murderous rampage wasn’t primarily based upon his being a convert to Islam. Nor do I believe that it truly qualified as an act of terrorism.

First and foremost, Alton Nolen aka Jah’Keem Yisrael is a Black male. Indeed, he is a rather stereotypical Black male, with a history predating his prison conversion to Islam of both drug use and violence, including separate convictions for marijuana, cocaine, and assault upon a law enforcement officer. Seen in that light, his rampage makes perfect sense even without the Islamic component added to it.

From what I can determine, Islam’s involvement in the causation of his feral break with reality was tangential. His being a devout Muslim was part of why he was fired and may have provided Yisrael with some rationale for his response to it, but the boy was more than likely to have responded with murder in any event. No, the largest input Islam had on the Oklahoma City rampage was that it provided Yisrael the exact means of his violence, that of beheading one of his victims with a knife in imitation of the Jihadis.

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From what I can tell, Yisrael murdered because he was just another Black male ghetto thug but he beheaded his victim because he was a Muslim. Hence, it’s not unfair to call it “Workplace Violence.” It also, however, not unfair to point out that, causative or not, Islam did color the events and greatly added to the bestially savage nature of them.

Related Reading:

Loving Angel 2
Media Bias, Perspective, and State Repression: The Black Panther Party (Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics)
Oklahoma Off the Beaten Path®: A Guide To Unique Places (Off the Beaten Path Series)
Domineering: A Thug's Swag
Terrorism in the 21st Century (7th Edition)

Many Have Asked

Posted in Humor, Philosophy, Politics on June 4th, 2014

What is the nature of reality? It’s a question that many have asked and that many, many more have thought to answer.

If Obama gave a speech in a forest and there was no-one to hear him would he still lie
Would He Still Lie?

The Bishop of Cloyne, George Berkeley asked this, as did William Fossett. So too did Albert Einstein, Charles Riborg Mann, and George Ransom Twiss. Indeed, throughout the modern age the question has been posed in publications as diverse as The Chautauquan and Scientific American.

Related Reading:

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
Lies (David Chance) (Volume 3)
Big Little Lies
Unsolved Mysteries of American History: An Eye-Opening Journey through 500 Years of Discoveries, Disappearances, and Baffling Events

All Science Is Theology

Posted in Musings, Philosophy, Religion, Society on February 7th, 2014

From Within CreationAll science is theology or, said in another way, theology is the only science, with each otherwise-named path of research merely being a sub-discipline of the greater course of study. The whole of we call the “sciences” is nothing more or less than Man’s attempt to discern the Divine’s will and how it was enacted upon Creation.

There’s no intrinsic conflict between between Science and Religion. Sir Isaac Newton, arguably the father of modern Western science knew that as did even the Muslim World’s Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham. The conflict between Science and Religion is a purely modern invention and a poor one at that.

Related Reading:

Henri, le Chat Noir: The Existential Musings of an Angst-Filled Cat
The History of Western Philosophy
Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
A Short History of Nearly Everything