Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Bus Driver and the Sheep.

Last Thursday , at Langly Bucks, a Muslim bus driver pulled over, told his passengers he was going to pray, ordered them all off, locked the doors, got out his mat and did his thing. When, in the fullness of time, his chantings were completed, he opened the doors and ordered the passengers back on. Strangely, they all chose to wait for the next bus.

What is more shocking than the Muslim's arrogance is the sheepish compliance of his passengers. " You want to do your hocus-pocus ? Go for it Ahmed, we don't mind being late and waiting in the rain.. no probs " Little wonder, I guess, that the Muslims love being here in a country inhabited for the most part by perfect door mats.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Geert Wilders's Movie; Fitna.

Thanks to the blogosphere, Geert's movie Fitna is well and out and about. There are also an awful lot of mock versions being pumped out to put people off and loose them. Anyways, here is the real McCoy and jolly good it is too.

Network Solutions Pole Dances for Islamic Censors.

Dutch M.P. Geert Wilders had set up a website where his new movie attack on Islam in general and the Koran in particular would be viewed. Cravenly giving in to shrieking Islam, Network Solutions, the host Internet Service Provider , has closed down the site. Network Solutions is one of the biggest US ISP outfits. What a sad bunch of dhimmis ! Anyways there are other ISPs and if the worst comes to the worst, Geert has said he will hand out DVDs of the movie in Dam Square.

Friday, March 14, 2008

E.U. Opposes Biodiversity.

This morning BBC4's listeners were taken to a Seed Exchange . At these events, which occur furtively up and down the country, the seeds of vegetables and fruiting plants of certain proscribed varieties are brought in by enthusiasts and swapped. If money changes hands a crime under E.U. law will have been committed. So as to protect a small number of approved varieties ( they look good, have good shelve lives, who cares what they taste like ) all trading in other varieties is forbidden. They are no longer on sale in your garden center or anywhere. This means that without the Seed Exchanges, an enormous number of species are threatened with extinction or if lucky a dead end evolution free existence in an Arctic seed bank. Plant life is central to the food chain. It is by maintaining and encouraging variety that we enjoy a rich range of munchies and ensure all life against the possible disastrous failure of popular strains that are unable to resist some new disease or climate change or whatever. The weird cereal can be called upon, if its still there, when the standard cereal says" Sorry guys; 10-4 I'm out da door! "

This dumbest of bits of E.U. legislation is a direct and dangerous attack on biodiversity.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Maryam Namazie. Another Brave Woman.

At the March 2006 Trafalgar Square rally in defence of the Danish Mohamed cartoonists and freedeom of expression, there were three speakers of note; the LibDem MP Evan Harris, Peter Thatchell and Maryam Namazie. Maryam spoke with great clarity and passion of the cruelty and stupidity of Islam in general and the ayatollahs of her native Iran in particular. Here, in a piece by Juliet Rix of the Times, we hear about her views of Sharia and about her life.

Picture this, she says: “A child is swathed in cloth from head to toe every day. Everything but her face and hands are covered for fear that a man might find her attractive. At school she learns that she is worth less than a boy. She is not allowed to dance or swim or feel the sun on her skin or the wind in her hair. This is clearly unacceptable, yet it is accepted when it is done in the name of religion.”
Namazie is the founder of the Council of Ex-Muslims in Britain (CEMB) which started life in the middle of last year. On Monday - in celebration of the centenary of International Women's Day - she spoke at a conference on Political Islam and Women's Rights, and launched a campaign against Sharia.
Iranian Muslim by birth, Namazie, 41, is friendly and softly spoken. But she does not mince her words. It takes nerve to start an organisation for people who have rejected Islam. In Islamic law, apostasy is punishable by death. Namazie receives periodic threats, usually on her mobile phone: “One said, 'You are going to be decapitated'...I went to the police. They were very attentive at first because they thought it might be linked to the attempted bombings in Glasgow . But when they realised it wasn't, they never bothered contacting me again.” Doesn't she worry about her safety? “Yes, I do, frequently. I worry about whether I will live, especially now I am a mother. If I see someone looking at me strangely, I wonder.” Why doesn't she use a pseudonym? “They can find out who you are anyway. And the point of the Council of Ex-Muslims is to stand up and be counted.” She doesn't really like the label ex-Muslim and would prefer not to frame her identity in religious terms but, she says, it is like gays “coming out” 30 years ago: something has to become public if you are to break taboos. The CEMB has more than 100 members with inquiries from people who do not dare to join. “Some have horrendous stories but do not put them on the website because they are afraid.”
Namazie's grandfather was a mullah and her father was brought up a strict Muslim. Both of her parents (now living in America) remain Muslim. When Namazie told her father about the launch of the CEMB, she remembers that he said: “Oh no, Grandpa is going to be turning in his grave.” “So I told him that what I am doing benefits Muslims, too, because if you live in a secular society, you can be a Muslim, a Sikh, a Christian or an atheist and be treated equally.” Namazie's opposition to state religion is informed by her own experience. She was 12 when the Iranian revolution “was hijacked by the Ayatollahs” and her country became the Islamic Republic of Iran.
“I had never worn the veil and was at a mixed school. Suddenly a strange man appeared in the playground. He was bearded and had been sent to separate the sexes - but we ran circles round him.” She can still picture, too, the face of “the Hezbollah” who stopped her in the street because her head was uncovered. “I was 12 or 13. It was really scary.” Worse happened to others: “There were beatings and acid was thrown in women's faces, and there were executions on television every day,” she says. Then her school was closed “for Islamicisation”.[...]
At university, she joined the United Nations Development Programme and went to work with Ethiopian refugees in Sudan. “Six months after I arrived Sudan became an Islamic state. I was, like, this is following me around!” Along with others, Namazie started an unofficial human rights organisation, gathering information on the government. The Sudanese security service called her in for questioning. “I wasn't very respectful and the UN guy who came with me said, ‘No wonder your parents took you out of Iran'. The Sudanese guy threatened me, saying, ‘you don't know what will happen to you. You might have a motorbike accident or something'.” The UN quietly put her on a plane home.
This was a turning point, shifting her from non-practising Muslim to atheist. Two decades on, she is devoting her life to opposing religious power. She is in the midst of organising the first international conference of Ex-Muslims, to be held in London on October 10. And she is about to launch a “no Sharia” campaign.
She must have been shocked, I suggest, when the Archbishop of Canterbury said the introduction of some Sharia in Britain was unavoidable. No, she says; she wasn't even surprised. “It was quite apt, although he didn't expect the reaction he got. It was an attack on secularism really. It is, in a sense, to his benefit if there are Muslim schools and Sharia. It makes it less likely that anyone will oppose Christian schools and the privileged place of religion in society.”
She is adamant, though, that no form of Sharia should be allowed here. “It is fundamentally discriminatory and misogynist,” she says and is dismissive of the idea that people would be able to choose between Sharia and civil jurisdiction. Women could be railroaded into a Sharia court, she says. “This would hit people who need the protection of British law more than anyone else.”
She believes that we are confused about the meaning of human rights. “Rights are for individuals, not for religions or beliefs. ‘Every human is equal' does not mean that every belief is equal.” Islamists portray themselves as victims, she says, and policymakers have bought into this. Namazie says that the Muslim Council of Britain should not be seen as representative of British Muslims - but would nonetheless welcome any opportunities to debate with it. “Ex-Muslims are in a good position to challenge political Islam,” she says. “We must not let little girls or anyone else lose their human rights. We can't tolerate the intolerable for any reason - including religion.”

Maryam, with Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Wafa Sultan, is in the small but growing band of ex-muslim banner bearing front liners. Of all of us that walk the planet,they are amongst the very best and bravest.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Sudan Genocide in the South. Again.

Not content with its continuing efforts to wipe out
its black co-religionists in Darfur, the Arab Muslims
of Khartoum appear to be all set to have a second go
at the South Sudanese Animists and Christians.

Without anyone anywhere protesting much, the Khartoum
regime spent twenty years trying to impose sharia on
the non-Muslim South. Its jihad resulted in 2 million
dead ( the highest mortality of any conflict since WW2 )
and was characterised by mass rapes, enslavements and
forced conversions to Islam. Worn down by the obstinate
bravery of the Southerners, Khartoum was eventually forced
to the negotiating table. At Nairobi, in January 2005,
after much gnashing of teeth, it signed a Comprehensive
Peace Agreement ( CPA ) giving the South autonomy for six
years to be followed by a referendum on independence.
The agreement also stipulated that during the six year
interim period, the revenues from the South's rich oil
resources would be equally split.

Although none of the Khartoum Muslim war criminals have
been indicted, the CPA had at least brought the South
a few years peace and the prospect of self determination.
Now though, the signs are that Khartoum, backed by China,
is reneging on the agreement, manoeuvring to grab the
South lock stock and barrel. Already Khartoum's chief honcho
Omar Hassan El Bashir has refused to withdraw his troops
as agreed and is encouraging his militias to start raiding
again. He has also repeatedly postponed censuses and
boundary delimitations in the oil producing areas from
which he clearly plans to sweep the local population in
an imminent onslaught. For him and his mates this is
unfinished business. To be precise, it is seen in Khartoum
as an irresistible spot of unfinished and now potentially
very lucrative jihad. Which to the rest of us and in
reality is simply genocide with lots of dosh for the perps.

The West needs at the very least to impose a no flying
zone over the South. If the West does nothing, El Bashir
will gleefully drown it in blood.