The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying
to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
~ George Bernard Shaw
Archive for May, 2015
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying
Environmental experts Terry L. Anderson, and Henry I. Miller, both fellows at Stanford University are touting a solution to California’s ongoing water problems. In their proposal “How Taxing Organic Products Could Solve California’s Water Shortage,” published last week on National Review Online, Anderson and Miller state the need for a revenue–neutral tax on all organic products (which would diminish their demand), while outlining how organic agriculture is less efficient and more wasteful than conventional and genetically engineered agriculture.
ISIS Says Michelle Obama Is Worth $40—As A Slave
The latest issue of an ISIS propaganda magazine puts a price on the First Lady in the slavery market it says will one day come to the United States.
“I swear by Allah, O you who feign to be knowledgeable and shout with falsehood in every gathering, surely the slave markets will be established against the will of the politically ‘correct’!” decries Umm Sumayyah al Muhajirah, an allegedly female columnist for Dabiq who penned a defense of the terror group’s slave trade. “And who knows, maybe Michelle Obama’s price won’t even exceed a third of a dīnār, and a third of a dīnār is too much for her!”
(A January estimate puts a single golden dinar at $139 USD.)
Umm Sumayyah has written for previous issues of the magazine, telling women that immigration to the caliphate is as obligatory for them as it is for men. (Her own name, al Muhajirah, suggests that she is an immigrant herself.)
In the six-page piece titled “Slave Girls or Prostitutes,” she defends the practice of taking slaves through war—saby—as inherently Islamic, a “great prophetic Sunnah [teachings of the prophet] containing many divine wisdoms and religious benefits.” She even decries ISIS supporters who initially denied reports of slave-taking “as if the soldiers of the Khilāfah had committed a mistake or evil.”
“And who knows, maybe Michelle Obama’s price won’t even exceed a third of a dīnār, and a third of a dīnār is too much for her!”
Firsthand accounts of slavery under ISIS reveal brutal sexual assaults and unlivable conditions. Recent reports by human rights groups even suggest that Yezidi women are opting for suicide rather than to continue living with ISIS masters—leading the jihadis to confiscate the head scarves the young women have allegedly used to hang themselves.
But for the columnist writing as Umm Sumayyah, the real human-rights atrocities are prostitutes working in the West—even those working of their own free will.
“A prostitute in your lands comes and goes, openly committing sin,” she writes. “She lives by selling her honor, within the sight and hearing of the deviant scholars from whom we don’t hear even a faint sound.”
“As for the slave-girl that was taken by the swords of men following the cheerful warrior, […] then her enslavement is in opposition to human rights and copulation with her is rape?! What is wrong with you?”
Despite their posturing and beating their chests they have shown time and again that they are only a branch of the Democratic Party. They talk about being strong Conservatives but they are just continually lying to themselves and to us. I have decided to sit out the next election unless a true conservative is running.
I saw in my reading of Hebrews this morning “we have an anchor for our souls”. I remember when I had no anchor and it was ugly. I had no power to restrain my base nature. If it felt good I did it and things spiraled out I control. June 18, 1972 Jesus anchored me. Along the way of my life I have seen my nation throw away the Anchor. Everything moral and ethical that we were founded upon has been replaced by political correctness. So what do we see.. Everything spiraling out of control. Those of us who are Anchored in are soon to be the new criminals. You watch!
ISIS Leader Pronounces: “Islam Religion of War, Islam is Not Religion of Peace.
ISIS leader urged all Muslims to go join the caliphate or carry weapons, rise up, and fight wherever they are.
Published: May 15th, 2015
ISIS released an audio message which it claims is from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The message was posted on jihadist websites. The message urges all Muslims to carry guns and fight on behalf of the “caliphate.”
The ISIS leader also had a veiled message for the last several U.S. presidents.
“O Muslims, Islam was never for a day the religion of peace. Islam is the religion of war,” the voice purporting to be Baghdadi said. He called upon Muslims around the world to either make their way to the Islamic State or “fight in his land, wherever that may be,” according to the news site Vocative.
The voice on the audio allegedly sounds like al-Baghdadi’s, which is significant because he has not been seen or heard from in months. There have been rumors that al-Baghdadi was killed in a drone strike in November.
“There is no excuse for any Muslim not to migrate to the Islamic State,” the message continues, informing all Muslims that joining the fight “is a duty on every Muslim. We are calling on you either to join or carry weapons wherever you are,” the voice, purportedly of al-Baghdadi, insists.
The message was issued by ISIS’s al-Furqan media outlet and posted on several jihadi sites.
Although the message was audio and not visual, the voice that sounds like al-Baghdadi’s mentions the air campaign against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, which is led by the Saudis. Those airstrikes began in late March, which suggests that it is a recently made message.
About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com
Yes, you have to love an American like her!
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vs. the Phoenix Suns owner
The owner of the Phoenix Suns basketball team, Robert Sarver, came out strongly opposing AZ’s new immigration laws. Arizona’s Governor, Jan Brewer, released the following statement in response to Sarver’s criticism of the new law: “What if the owners of the Suns discovered that hordes of people were sneaking into games without paying? What if they had a good idea who the gate-crashers are but the ushers and security personnel were not allowed to ask these folks to produce their ticket stubs, thus non-paying attendees couldn’t be ejected. Furthermore, what if Suns’ ownership was expected to provide those who sneaked in with complimentary eats and drink? And what if, on those days when a gate-crasher became ill or injured, the Suns had to provide free medical care and shelter?”
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer
May 7, 2015
Jihad Attacks in Texas, While Obama Keeps U.S. Safe from Iraqi Nuns.
Posted by Staff
American freedom came under attack on May 3rd by soldiers of international jihad. I’m speaking of the attempt by Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi to commit mass murder at an exhibit of depictions of Muhammad in Garland, Texas. These two men arrived at the site clad in body armor with rifles, with the clear intent of murdering unarmed Americans for “blaspheming” their religion.
The organizers of “Draw Muhammad” were trying to demonstrate that Islam is only at home in a position of unchallenged power, with laws backing up its scripture’s incessant threats of hellfire with the sword of the state. These two Muslims went a long way toward proving the point.
Todd Starnes | May 01, 2015
Last week, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was invited to be on “Face the Nation.” What was supposed to be a cordial conversation about the Supreme Court and same-sex marriage turned out to be a professional ambush.
Host Bob Schieffer pounced on the Family Research Council, calling them an anti-gay hate group. He was using discredited intelligence from the Southern Poverty Law Center. It was an ugly interview.
The Conservative Action Project fired off a letter to CBS demanding an apology, calling the interview an assault against Judeo-Christian people of faith.
“It is now clearer than ever before that the liberal media – including CBS…will stop at nothing to use their power and the power of the government to silence, shame, punish and fine Americans who embrace traditional marriage and other politically incorrect truths,” the letter read in part.
Brent Bozell, the president of the Media Research Center, was one of the conservative leaders who signed the letter written to CBS News President David Rhodes. Other high profile conservatives who signed the document include: Edwin Meese, Becky Norton Dunlop, chairman of the Conservative Action Project; Tim Wildmon, American Family Radio; Richard Bott, Jr., Bott Radio Network; Kelly Shackelford, Liberty Institute; Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America; Jerry Johnson, National Religious Broadcasters; Stuart Epperson, Salem Communications; and Judge Paul Pressler.
“The character assassination underway against Christians is something that five years ago was unimaginable,” Bozell told me.
Anti-Christian bigotry at its worst, broadcast on CBS Television – and made worse because a supporter of the Southern Poverty Law Center shot and wounded a security guard during a domestic terrorist attack on the Family Research Council’s headquarters in 2013.
Mr. Bozell said there’s a lesson to be learned here: Christians need to be prepared.
“Be prepared to be ambushed,” he said. “Be prepared to be slandered. Be prepared to be verbally persecuted.”
It would be easy to dismiss Mr. Schieffer’s ignorance as nothing more than sloppy journalism. But we’re not talking about a local cable access show. We’re talking about “Face the Nation. ”
Tony Perkins is my friend. He is a good and decent and honorable man – and he deserves better. The only way for Bob Schieffer and CBS News to save face is to face the nation – and apologize.