“What would happen in America if we Muslims separated Mosque and Culture? What if you had mosques where the ONLY thing done was prayer? No asking for religious advice (non prayer related) no classes, nobody sharing their opinions, no discussion, no hanging out, no eating, no social events of any kind, no politics and no preaching. No Jummah or Eid sermons at this mosque. You could go to a FRIDAY/EID MOSQUE for that. Just a beautiful, immaculate space to do the daily prayers. Each mosque of this type could specify their mathhab of prayer but be open to anybody who just wanted a space to pray. For all the other stuff that goes on at mosques now, there could be SEPARATE cultural and community centers, political party headquarters, libraries, restaurants, seminaries and Koran schools, gyms, hospitals, day cares, whatever. GENERAL PURPOSE MOSQUES would remain and function alongside these more specialized spaces.”—My friend posed this on FB. What are your thoughts? Would “prayer-only” mosques be welcoming or hostile to women’s presence? (via sideentrance)
Brother Mujahideen, our greatest weapon against the United States of America is its ignorance of our preparations to attack it. One of their most prominent thinkers, Dennis Michael Lynch, has produced two documentaries to warn the enemy of our infiltration from Mexico. He has even coined a term…
The diabolical patriot Sue Myrick has used her keen knowledge of world affairs and her important position on the House Intelligence Committee to learn of our infiltration efforts due to our tactic of using Arabic script tattoos to identify ourselves. From now on, Brothers, we will no longer use such tattoos, but instead use this low-key call and response to recognize each other.
Okay I am posting this just because I want to save it and keep it for future reference. There is nothing in here that hasn’t been said before. Please print this out and put it on your damn fridge or in your first aid kits along with a set of pliers to pull your own damn teeth out when you can’t…
One could just as easily say that about 70 percent to 75 percent of the people described as committing violent crimes, could also be described as generational victims of racist policies, like the ones Kelly and Bloomberg are promoting. One could just as easily say the vast majority of violent criminals in New York city hail from neighborhoods that have — over many generations — been the victims of a national wealth transfer, the remnants of which are with us even today.
We don’t say that. Writers and intellectuals on the Left would much rather talk about class. Same as it ever was. But this isn’t going away. We aren’t going away.
Introspection: Hypocritically Imposed on the Weak and Defeated, but Useful Nonetheless
Jalees Rehman claims that German introspection after World War II resulted in a better Germany, and that USA Muslims should adopt this introspection in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. An obstacle to introspection is “perpetual victimhood.”
And when will they grasp that a religion that does not entirely eschew violence (like the Gospels or Buddhism) will likely produce violence when its extremist loners seek meaning in a bewildering multicultural modern world? This was an act of Jihad. That does not mean we elevate it above crime; it means we understand the nature of the crime. It only makes sense in the context of immediate Paradise, combined with worldly fame. And those convinced of the glories of martyrdom – of going out with a bang – are the hardest of all to stop.
I have two objections to this passage. One, the idea that adherents to Islam are more prone to violence than adherents of Christianity or Buddhism is an assertion that requires evidence.
Second, even if investigations prove that Tamerlane and Dzhokhar deluded themselves into think that they were doing an “act of jihad,” which is a meritorious act in Islam, wishing does not make it so. The vast majority of Muslims, especially religious scholars, have condemned acts of terrorism as hiraba, a term that covers piracy and highway robbery, definitely unmeritorious acts.
So I hope that Mr. Sullivan would at least change the sentence “This was an act of Jihad” to “The brothers thought they were doing an act of Jihad.”
أولا الكاتب الأمريكي فوكياما ليس ححة و بالذات يبالغ في انفكاك الروابط العائلية في الدول الغربة و له معارضون كثيرون من علماء الإجتماع
ثانيا الرجال لا يسرفون على أسرهم في بلاد كثيرة و من ضمنها بلاد معظم سكانها مسلمون مثل مصر حيث تعمل النساء المتوزجات بنسب عالية لتوفير القوت لأسرهن و ليس ذلك نتيجة الدعوة إلى تماثل الذكر و الأنثى بل هو تتيجة الظروف الإقتصادية و حمل المجتمع المرأة مسؤولية رعاية نفسها و أولادها
ثالثا مطالبة المرأة بأتجيل العمل الوظائفي في مرحلة الأمومة تجعلها في موقف ضعيف في الشركات إذ تعتبر أي أولية خارج الشركة نقطة ضعف
و الأهم من ذلل أن كاتب المقالة لا يذكر وسائل تحديد النسل و لا حق المرأة في الحضانة و لا الإجهاض أي القضايا التي تسمح للمرأة أن تحدد لنفسها مرحلة أمومتها
“I was born and raised in Miami and I drink cortaditos and listen occasionally to some reggaeton on the radio. And, in the process, I’ve become very hyper and I’ve acquired some super-dangerous dance moves. ¡Cuidado!”—
A head of a sleeper cell in Miami, Florida. The enemy will never know what hit him!
2nd-in-command: I’m lactose intolerant. Can I still drink cortaditos?
Commander: O Mujahid! Listen closely while I instruct you how to infiltrate the United States of America in preparation for a future operation. Pay a coyote approximately 2,500 USD to help you cross the border from Mexico. Read a supplication prior to this journey, because many people die…
I’ve been watching Börgen on LinkTV. In Season 2, Episode 1, Prime Minister Nyborg changes the position of her party, The Moderates, on Afghanistan from expedited withdrawal of Danish troops to escalation with a 5-6 year timetable.
PM Nyborg adopts humanitarian intervention as a policy, calling her party’s anti-war positions obsolete. Four encounters change PM Nyborg’s opinion. An Afghani female physician praises the international occupation for restoring to her her right to drive and her right to a drive and to the increase in girls’ participation in education. The second is a letter from a dead Danish soldier in which he writes that, upon learning that an additional 89,000 Afghan children survive annually since the collapse of the Taliban government, he now sees a purpose to his involvement in the war. The third is the recommendation from a Danish commander in theater for escalation. The fourth is her political opponent, the head of the Liberal Party, Hesselboe, tells her than an escalation is needed and that his party won’t support maintenance of the status quo.
The AP report cited Afghan Prime Minister Hamid Karzai, who in turn bases his claim on a “survey by the US John Hopkins University showing the annual under-five mortality rate had dropped from 257 per 1,000 live births in 2001 to about 191 in 2006.”
Are the gains in public health real? If so, are they attributable to NATO’s military occupation and the Afghan government? Or are they attributable to economic gains from poppy cultivation? Or are they attributable to focused NGO intervention? Are those gains sustainable? Could a negotiated settlement with the Taliban result in a government which would sustain these gains, whatever their reasons?
Finally, why is the Green Party in Börgen so ineffectual?
When I sat on the bed across from Hissen, I just looked at him. His serious little face was angry. I fished out my mobile phone and offered it him. He took it carefully with his right hand and held onto it. I kept on giving him more things out of my pockets and he kept taking them only with his right hand. He would not use his left arm at all. After enough temporary gifts, Hissen agreed to shake my hand. Every move I made, he studied me as carefully as I was studying him.
Inspecting his left arm, we could see there was a swelling above his elbow. As gently as I could, I ran my fingers over it. Hissen did not like that. He immediately cried and I had to stop. Something was wrong.