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  • Shams al-Nahar 10:49 am on September 16, 2010 Permalink
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    I predicted this.
    WECs taking over the right.
    can’t say i didn’t warn you all. :)

    • Hitch 12:02 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’ll concede that if she wins the election. There is still some hope for some sanity among some people. But it’s blatantly obvious that they are trying, now that school books have been changed to include Phyllis Schlafly and not Thomas Jefferson.

      • Shams al-Nahar 1:40 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        she won’t win the general.
        she is Palin II, wildly popular with the cudlip base who are impervious to the fact that she repulses the very demographics they need to attract to survive as a viable party– youth, minorities, and teh colleged-educated.

  • plimfix 12:37 am on February 24, 2010 Permalink
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    In the long running saga to reform sex education in British schools, the UK government tabled a last minute ammendment to the Children, Schools and Families Bill which will allow sex education to be taught in England in a way that reflects a school’s “religious character”. Secularists have described the ammendment as an ‘opt out’ for faith schools, a charge denied by schools minister Jim Knight. “There’s no other subject that schools would be allowed to teach with their own version of the truth,” claims atheist Mark Steel, who mocks the ammendment as absurd and unworkable. The Head of a Muslim faith school interviewed on Radio 4 was asked how a gay pupil would feel being taught that his sexuality was wrong. “He’d have to think very deeply.” He said. The Bill will come into effect in September 2011. In a letter to The Guardian, Ed Balls, Secretary of state for children, schools and families, has stated all schools must have “a zero-tolerance approach to bully­ing” and “specific guidance on tackling homophobic bullying” will be issued in due course.

    • Iftikhar 3:44 pm on February 24, 2010 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Muslim parents teach their children to respect their teachers. From a very young age, we are taught that Islam teaches us that after our parents, our teachers are most deserving of respect.
      It must be an extremely confusing time for the Muslim parent in Leytonstone, London. For up to 30 parents may face prosecution for withdrawing their children from school, disobeying the teachers in the school, simply to secure a decent moral upbringing for their children. The school had decided to have a week of lessons about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. Part of this was a special adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet retitled Romeo and Julian as well as fairytales and stories changed to show men falling in love with men. Rather than filling the heads of impressionable boys and girls with fatuous drivel about gay penguins, schools should be ashamed of the fact that they are sending children out into the world barely able to read, write and add up properly. Muslim children are leaving schools without learning their cultural roots and linguistic skills.

      The action was being taken against the parents as part of a policy of ‘ promoting tolerance’. So why not tolerate parents, who, for sincerely-held reasons, consider their children too young to be taught about gay relationships? This isn’t education, its cultural fascism. A record numbers of pupils persistently played truant in 2006-07, with around 272,950 pupils persistently absent in 2007, missing more than 20% of school. We rarely see councils prosecute the parents of these persistent truants. Yet, the parents who removed their children as a one-off to protect their morality may be prosecuted!

      If the local council does decide to go through with a prosecution, it would be in line with the government’s approach to the Muslim community. Muslims who believe homosexuality is a sin would be labelled as extremists. Liberal totalitarianism is a growing phenomenon in Britain and the west in general but many people will be shocked that the school can override a parent’s view of what’s appropriate or inappropriate to teach their children.

      This latest episode should be a wakeup call for Muslim parents. Muslim parents MUST explain our moral standards to schools and be prepared to take steps to protect our children’s morals and values from a growing agenda to impose liberal values upon them. This is an eye opening for those Muslim parents who keep on sending their children to state schools to be mis-educated and de-educated by non-Muslim monolingual teachers.

      The solution of all the problems facing Muslim children is state funded Muslim schools with bilingual Muslim teachers. Those state schools where Muslim children are in majority may be designated as Muslim community schools. Bilingual Muslim children need state funded Muslim schools with bilingual Muslim teachers as role models during their developmental periods.
      Iftikhar Ahmad

      • Dan 9:33 pm on February 24, 2010 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Can the admins ban this guy? He has a serious habit of spamming his garbage on numerous Islamic sites and message boards and adds nothing to the table.

        • plimfix 1:14 am on February 25, 2010 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I’ve had several email exchanges with Iftikhar over the years. He’s a very determined campaigner and I quite admire him. He is/was a teacher and took the UK gov to court over schools refusal to allow Muslim teachers to attend Friday prayers. He took it all the way to Europe, I gather, and lost. His comment raises legitimate issue over the rights of the State to use schools to impose a single set of values. This is something that needs to be discussed in public far more rigorously — but the debate over this ammendment illustrates the divide, forcing religious groups to dance around the issue dishonestly for fear of government and public censure. I welcome Iftikhar’s comments.

  • johnpi 2:49 pm on January 26, 2010 Permalink
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    Islam Online has a new section called “Unveiling the homosexuality.”

    Here’s an excerpt from an interview with Dr. Awsam Hanna, an Egyptian psychiatrist who has experience in ‘reparative therapy’ where he is describing the ‘homosexual personality.’

    It is also a part of the whole “homosexual personality,” characterized by low self-esteem, lack of social skills, disconnection from body, and emotional isolation from society with varying degrees in different individuals. The isolation is not just because of the hatred and homophobia of society, it is an element in the psychopathology (disease process) of the disorder itself. Of course the homophobia of the society adds to it, but it is not entirely caused by it.

    I guess that means there is no such thing as a socially or economically successful gay person.

    Via Kawdess tweets

  • plimfix 4:43 am on October 24, 2009 Permalink
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    There has been a huge media furore surrounding the appearance of the British National Party’s Nick Griffin on BBC Question Time this Thursday just gone. For those interested in this debacle, I’ve posted a handful of links to recent BNP-related news stories on The Daily Terror.

    • shams 4:57 am on October 24, 2009 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I felt pity for him…….still, ridicule, especially when a leader cluelessly self-parodies, is the best weapon of the meme jihad against ignorance and bigotry.
      The BNP needs their own humiliation lvl warning system, like our wingnuts.
      I think Griffin pegs at orange.

      • plimfix 7:29 am on October 24, 2009 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        The media frenzy has sadly engulfed The Guardian, who have gone totally bonkers over Griffin’s Question Time appearance, both in terms of coverage and paranoia. The Independent seem to be more low key, and hats off to the Independent on Sunday for giving readers a free poster: I am Nick Griffin’s Brain.

  • thabet 7:21 am on October 8, 2009 Permalink
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    French football team made up of Muslims refuses to play a football made up of gays:

    An amateur Muslim soccer team has provoked an outcry in France after refusing to play against a team which promotes homosexual rights and has gay players.

    The Creteil Bebel Muslim team pulled out of its planned tie with Paris Foot Gay (PFG) at the weekend, saying it went against their religious beliefs to play against homosexuals.

    The PFG said they would sue Creteil Bebel for homophobia.


    Creteil Bebel defended their pullout, saying their religious convictions were much more important than any sporting event.

    “As a Muslim, I have the right not to play against homosexuals because I don’t share their ideas,” Zahir Belgarbi, one of the team directors, told France Bleu radio.

    They seem a little selective in which ideas they don’t seek to share a football pitch with. Do they oppose teams made up of people who have sex outside of marriage, drink alcohol, eat pork, and wear those embarrassingly tight 1970s football shorts?

    More importantly, surely they must have been aware as to who their potential opponents might be when they entered this amateur tournament? If this was a league-style tournament, then they must have known. Even if it was a knockout, they would only have been hedging their bets (haram!) and hope Paris Foot Gay would be knocked out (or they themselves were eliminated from the tournament).

  • johnpi 7:19 pm on August 1, 2009 Permalink
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    Recently, I posted a link to a blog post by Richard Silverstein that explained how Zionist hasbara-heads were promoting the first-ever all-Israeli, all-Jewish gay porn film for the purpose of placing Israel on a pedestal and showing how ‘tolerant’ and ‘freedom-loving’ it is – which, as the theory went, would also throw into stark relief the morbid homophobia of the Arabs/Palestinians.

    A story out of Tel Aviv tonight:

    Israeli police say a gunman entered a youth club for gay teens in central Tel Aviv on Saturday night and sprayed the interior with automatic rifle fire, killing three people and injuring 11.

    “This was a hate crime, a premeditated attack,” witness Yaniv Weisman told Channel 10 TV. He said Cafe Noir, the basement club, was popular with youth.

    “Those hurt were very young,” he said.

    Openly gay Knesset lawmaker Nitzan Horowitz said it was “without a doubt the biggest ever attack on the Israeli gay community, we are all in shock.”

    Witnesses told Israeli media that the gunman was dressed all in black, and described the scene as a “bloodbath.”

    The gunman fled the scene and has not been caught. May Allah give the victims peace and justice.

  • johnpi 2:44 pm on July 11, 2009 Permalink
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    Gay bloggers and gay newspapers have been aggressively questioning the use of donated funds by an activist group called Iraqi lgbt, an unregistered charity that works to protect Iraqi gays from homophobic violence. One blogger claims Iraqi lgbt has been stonewalling him, and the SF Bay Times picked up the story:

    Reading Petrelis’s hectoring email string, posted on his blog, one first feels some sympathy for the beleaguered activist at the receiving end of Michael’s incessant demands for details. In the end, however, one starts to wonder why the hell [Chairman] Hili can’t get it together to send even a minimal report…

    Iraqi lgbt has now produced an account of its spending here. The group’s statement says its financing of efforts to bring refugees to safety are very sensitive, involve stealth to avoid authorities, and sometimes bribery when authorities can’t be avoided. Recent efforts at outside oversight backfired, putting gay refugees at risk.

    (More …)

  • johnpi 8:01 pm on July 10, 2009 Permalink
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    More racist Facebook page comments discovered by Audra Shay, the top candidate in the race to head national Young Republicans political group (post on the first set of comments here).

    * In October 2008, in the wake of news that an effigy of Sarah Palin was being hung outside an affluent Hollywood home as an offensive Halloween decoration, Shay replied, returning to the “LOL” style that she employed after the “coons” comment: “What no ‘Obama in a noose? Come on now, its just freedome [sic] of speech, no one in Atlanta would take that wrong! Lol.”

    She picked up the thread again the next morning with a clarification and a new insight. “Apparently I could not spell last night. I am wondering if the guys with the Palin noose would care if we had a bunch of homosexuals in a noose.”

    • Shams al-Nahar 8:35 pm on July 10, 2009 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That is the “traditional wisdom” of republican control mechanisms in action. Dogwhistle race-baiting and IQ-baiting has won for them in the past.

  • johnpi 1:03 am on May 30, 2009 Permalink
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    The International Day Against Homophobia is being observed in Jakarta on Sunday, and the Jakarta Post has several articles, here and here.

  • Kawthar 10:54 am on April 25, 2009 Permalink
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    Militias in Iraq are brutally torturing and murdering suspected homosexuals:

    “After the buttocks have been glued together, the victim is given a laxative,” Mohamed added. Because they are not able to defecate, the diarrhea eventually leads to death.

    Homosexuals in Senegal are facing increasing hostilities as well:

    “Gay men will never be free in Senegal. They expose us all to danger,” said Imam Mbaye Niang, a prominent religious leader and member of parliament. “The judges should understand that Senegalese people need to protect their children, their families from homosexuality.”

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