EVEN though a fatwa (Islamic bounty) was placed on the head of Pamela Geller because she dared to initiate a cartoon contest depicting Muhammad through the ages, western apologists for Islam continue to jump her bones, instead of standing up for the cherished bedrock principle of freedom of speech. The questions become: since said death warrant is dictated by Shariah Law’s Blasphemy edicts, where do they think they are living? how far down the rabbit hole are they willing to go to self censure? and how much more cowardice do they have in store? These queries are not inconsequential. Nor quibblings.
NOT only that, it is increasingly clear that leftist apologists are as vocal as their Shariah Law counterparts (aka head choppers for Allah), re the “crime” committed by Pamela Geller. Indeed, they are literally tripping over themselves to see who can gang bang on her the fastest. One has to ask: do they really want her actual head on a platter? Kind of looks like it.
NOW, before we go any further (and lest anyone thinks that this discussion is idle chit chat, or that this investigative journalist gives a hoot about whether or not Dean Obeidallah “approves” of the depicting of the “prophet”), the fact is that the cartoon kerfuffle is not about cartoons, per se. It is about silencing ALL debate/criticism re Islam. Period. The end game is instituting Shariah Law compliance and that is that.
THEREFORE, it is intrinsic that the likes of Obeidallah internalize an important reality check: contests or what not, nothing is going to stop the push back against their attempts to institute Shariah Law, despite their protestations to the contrary that it’s about “hate speech” and “respecting” the sensitivities of Muslims, plus all that jibber jabber. Consider: if a well known terrorist like Anjem Choudary isn’t off-limits at this end (and countless others alike), what makes anyone think that bullying tactics will make a dent in certain circles? They would do well to take the wax out of their ears. Just sayin’…
Iraq and Syria, Anjem Choudary says confidently, are only the beginning. The Islamic State’s signature black flag will fly over 10 Downing Street, not to mention the White House. And it won’t happen peacefully, but only after a great battle that is now underway…..read more here…
AS one pointed illustration out of enumerable – via the following counter terror analysis at World Net Daily – this should set the record straight. It is duly instructive: “43 Islamists on trial for Euro-terror plot”… under the subtitle of “Partners in spreading Shariah”… gave this investigative journalist (cited below) an opportunity to call out Choudary on his ISIS-related lies:
United West president and intelligence analyst Tom Trento points out Belkacem has worked with British Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary to promote Islam in Europe.
Choudary, who praised the perpetrators of the Sept. 11 attack and the 2005 attack on London, wants Islamic law, or Shariah, to be implemented throughout the U.K.
In an interview, Choudary acknowledged he knows Belkacem but doubted the Belgian recruited fighters for ISIS, because he’s been in jail since February.
“It’s very strange to me that Belgium is putting on this trial at all. They’ve charged 43 people but only about eight or nine of them are actually in court,” Choudary said. “It seems to be a very politically motivated trial designed to tarnish the reputation of these Muslims.”
Choudary dismissed the fear that ISIS fighters will return home to Belgium and other European countries.
“Once they go to Syria, it’s really unlikely that any of them will return. Some have already become martyrs dying on the battlefield. However, many of them are having their passports revoked and are essentially left without a country to return to,” Choudary said.
He claimed it’s “fantasy” to think such fighters would come from the U.S. then return.
But there are already reports of ISIS fighters returning home to Europe and to the U.S., said Clare Lopez, vice president for research and analysis at the U. S. Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C.
“Some intelligence community officials have expressed concern that ISIS could have a presence in the United States. We know that any number of jihadis, perhaps more than a 100 from the United States and thousands from Europe, have gone off the fight in jihad in Syria and Iraq,” Lopez said. “We know that some of them have returned.”
Authorities estimate 300 Belgians have traveled to the Middle East to fight with ISIS. Muslims from other European countries have also joined ISIS. A recent BBC News report said there are as many as 3,000 Europeans fighting with ISIS in Syria or Iraq.
Van Ostaeyen said there is general concern of rising violent jihadist activity in Europe after the June attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels by a French Muslim.
Israel-based intelligence analyst Adina Kutnicki said the concern over ISIS is well founded. However, Kutnicki told WND in an interview that the jihadists’ point of origin should not be the focus.
“Firstly, whether they are recruited in Belgium, or any other Western nation, is not the issue. The fact that Islamic jihad has come full circle – spreading its wings from the Mideast, back into Europe, only to re-enter the Mideast – is in order to fulfill the main mandate. That’s the reestablishment of the caliphate,” Kutnicki said….read more here….
THEREFORE, it was quite galling, to say the least, to read that a marginal comedian/political writer/lawyer, Dean Obeidallah (an American-“Palestinian” to boot), seeks to rejigger his claim to fame by stepping on the cartoon bandwagon. Whom is he kidding?
ON the other hand, far be it for this die-hard proponent of free speech (call me this, call me that….sticks and stones kinda woman) to begrudge him from kick-starting some attention, but he should know that not all westerners are terrified to state the truth, apologists be damned. Jihadists alike.
IN this regard, the aforementioned Dean-of-all trades is an apologist for Islamists, even as he opines that he detests terrorism in the name of Islam! You got that?
“Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims.” How many times have you heard that one? Sure, we heard Fox News’s Brian Kilmeade say it, but to me, that was simply part of the Fox News plan to make their viewers dumber, as we saw again this past weekend when its terrorism “expert” Steve Emerson was caught fabricating the story that Birmingham, England, is closed to non-Muslims. But more alarmingly, even some reasonable people have uttered this statement.
And that comment is often followed up by the question: Why don’t we see Christian, Buddhist, or Jewish terrorists?
Obviously, there are people who sincerely view themselves as Muslims who have committed horrible acts in the name of Islam. We Muslims can make the case that their actions are not based on any part of the faith but on their own political agenda. But they are Muslims, no denying that.
However, and this will probably shock many, so you might want to take a breath: Overwhelmingly, those who have committed terrorist attacks in the United States and Europe aren’t Muslims. Let’s give that a moment to sink in.
Now, it’s not your fault if you aren’t aware of that fact. You can blame the media. (Yes, Sarah Palin and I actually agree on one thing: The mainstream media sucks.)
So here are some statistics for those interested. Let’s start with Europe. Want to guess what percent of the terrorist attacks there were committed by Muslims over the past five years? Wrong. That is, unless you said less than 2 percent….read his whole apologia here, if you are not afraid of your head exploding…
WOW…talk about cognitive dissonance. Indeed, he is also quite the comedian!
BUT being a generous sort (although certainly not one to suffer fools or quiver from threats, yes, a die-hard American patriot and Zionist, as well as an intelligence analyst with an expertise in the Muslim Brotherhood), let’s give the floor to the following proponent of a counter cartoon contest:
In response to anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller‘s controversial “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest, far left Palestinian Muslim commentator Dean Obeidallah announced a “Draw Your Favorite Islamophobe” contest on his Sirius XM radio show.
“Do you know how to draw, even just stick figures? Do you hate bigotry? Then I hope you enter,” Obeidallah, who is a Muslim of Palestinian descent, wrote on his website. “You can draw a cartoon or image of any person or group that is actively stoking flames of hate towards Muslims.”
Suggested cartoon subjects include Geller herself, “or an elected official like Republican Oklahoma State Rep. John Bennett who has called for cutting American Muslims out of our country like a ‘cancer.’” Obeidallah also put Fox News hosts up for consideration and added ISIS to the list — “truly one of the most anti-Muslim groups out there,” he wrote.
“You pick, draw it, take a photo of it and send it to me at submissions@. The winner will be announced on my show this coming Saturday and receive a tasty falafel (or a gift certificate up to $10 to a restaurant in your area that serves falafels),” the website read. ($10? Cheap bastard. The Draw Muhammad contest had a $10,000 prize. Guess Obeidallah is a failed Sirius radio host, too)
READERS, what say you, do you want to enter his “Islamophobe” contest? If so, rev up your drawing skills and get ready, set, go….
ON another note, it looks like the aforementioned not so funny “Palestinian” may need some comforting, once he learns that the draw the Muhammad cartoon contest is entering a stepped up phase. Oh joy! Dean, turn that frown upside down…
AFDI President Pamela Geller said in a statement: “Because the media and the cultural and political elites continue to self-enforce the Sharia without the consent of the American people by refusing to show any depictions of Muhammad or showing what it was in Texas that had jihadists opening fire, we are running an ad featuring the winning cartoon by former Muslim Bosch Fawstin from our Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas.”
Let the American people see what the cowardly press is censoring in accordance with the blasphemy laws under the sharia (Islamic law).
The ad campaign has been submitted to the Washington DC MTA to run on buses and train dioramas in the Foggy Bottom, Capitol South, Bethesda, L’Enfant Plaza, Shady Grove stations.
“Drawing Muhammad is not illegal under American law, but only under Islamic law. Violence that arises over the cartoons is solely the responsibility of the Islamic jihadists who perpetrate it. Either America will stand now against attempts to suppress the freedom of speech by violence, or will submit and give the violent the signal that we can be silenced by threats and murder.”
KADIMA…קדימה…forward march…or as Dean, the “Palestinian”, may prefer…yalla…العربية…come on…hurry up…
AND as we also say in Israel, sach ha’kol…סך הכל…at the end of it all, jihadists and their apologists (proponents of the made up out of whole cloth“Islamophobia”) shouldn’t be foolish enough to think that they can intimidate all of us into silence. Not by a long shot.
BESIDES, some of us are more inclined to up the ante every time our freedoms are trampled upon by Islamists and their apologists.
SO, Dean, boychik, bring it on!!