|Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran must|
realize that western youth
are being exposed to
these images of Islam.
|Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addressing|
young people in the West to ignore media
portrayals of Islam.
|Holding hands ?|
Does anyone want to remember the special
status given to Saudi Arabia by George "Dubya" Bush?
My next writing has to do with Saudi Arabia . That rich and corrupt oil kingdom that has been a "three way " and "two faced" kingdom in the politics of the middle -east . For my American readers ,I have such low view of how our American leaders have been playing kissy footy with the Saudi royals who for years have been funneling money to terrorists (2)> , and at the same time holding hands , and yes +++kissing our Presidents! Yes it all about OIL , and the west are slaves to the Saudi's . So much I believe we have been suckers that Saudis were like buffer to "peace" in the region . There are illusions . Now the kissing and hand-holding are going to their highs . World leaders have gathered in Saudi Arabia to pay their respects following the death of King Abdullah. These world leaders paying their lip service , and bowing for more oil The dignitaries from more than 10 countries have met with the new ruler, King Salman.He has pledged continuity in the country's foreign and energy policies.The new king moved swiftly to appoint heirs and ministers, including one prince from the ruling dynasty's third generation.Mr Obama also called King Salman ahead of his visit to "personally express his sympathies" for the death of King Abdullah, the White House said.The former king died on Friday, weeks after being admitted to hospital with a lung infection. President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of King Abdullah and meeting with the oil-rich nation's new monarch, the White House said Saturday.Critics are taking Western leaders to task for singing the praises of King Abdullah, the recently deceased 90-year-old monarch of Saudi Arabia, whose regime they claim was marred by countless human rights abuses, warmongering and corruption.US Secretary of State John Kerry described the late king as “a brave partner in fighting violent extremism who proved just as important as a proponent of peace." The British establishment, meanwhile, remembers the King warmly, going so far as to request that flags around the country be flown at half-mast all day in honor of Abdullah. A government website notes that “local authorities are not bound by this request but may wish to follow it for guidance.” Critics note that the monarch repeatedly moved to engineer further conflict in the Middle East. For instance, Abdullah had called on the US to provide more backing to the Sunni rebels fighting to overthrow the Assad regime in Syria.In an Elysee Palace statement, France also lauded King Abdullah’s "vision of a just and lasting peace in the Middle East."Despite limited efforts, characterized by Human Rights Watch (HRW) as “marginal advances that failed to secure the fundamental rights of Saudi citizens to free expression, association, and assembly,"Abdullah was unable to curtail his kingdom’s routine rights’ violations, including public floggings of dissidents and executions for sorcery.All are showering praise because of free flowing oil suppl, these Saudi monarchs are not good for democracy. why US never thinks of establishing democracy here. Incredible, a good example of the Opposites Principle - he was the major supporter of the Jihad movement with his sponsorship of Wahabi schools for poor Saudis, thus creating to current generation of killers. The time has come for lovers of freedom, both in the West and in the Arab world, to peel off some of the layers of hypocrisy regarding this regime. All the more so for the man who sits in the White House, the one who bowed down and danced in the club that is filled with the smell of oil.Lovers of freedom, wherever they are, must distance this smell from their noses and stand erect when dealing with the kingdom of darkness. Just as Obama said to Mubarak a years ago, “Now is now,” we expect him to tell the Saudi government: “Enough is enough!”
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###My impression of Muhammad as a man is that he seems to have started off as a humble and honest merchant, but the second half of his life shows that some major transformation took place: he behaved no differently from an average Arab warlord of that era (not that I am judging it by modern-day ethical standards — just observing), and it looks like the military conquests, multiple wives and influx of concubines and slaves just went to his head. ^^^ Muslims only believe that portion of the bible which complies with the Qur'an. Rest is assumed to be addition or subtraction to the bible. Also, even if the bible says many things which might seem illogical but still it could be part of the bible. The Jews have always broken the covenant with God due to which God used heavy punishment and tough language in the bible. The bible was meant only for the children of Israel.The Qur'an – the revelation Muslims believe was given to theprophet Muhammad as a remedy – identifies three sets of books from the Bible as genuine divine revelation given to trusted messengers: the Tawrat (Torah) given to Musa (Moses), the Zabur (Psalms) given to Daud (David) and the Injil(Gospel) given to Isa (Jesus). Together, the Qur'an, these books and the now-lost Suhuf Ibrahim ("Scrolls of Abraham") constitute Islam's scripture (00)> Muslims respect and venerate Jesus Christ. They consider him to be one of God’s greatest messengers to humankind. The Qur’an re-affirms his miraculous birth and his miraculous abilities. Furthermore, his mother Mary is regarded as one of the most pure and exalted women of all creation. As the Quran says:
“Behold! the angel said: ‘God has chosen you and purified you and has chosen you above the women of all nations. O Mary! God gives you the good news of a word from Him, whose name shall be Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, honored in this world and the hereafter, and one of those brought near to God’” (3:42).
Yes that in the Quran ! So EXPLAIN to me why Christians are being killed in Muslim lands ? Vary strange and hypocritical .***In the past two weeks, Saudi Arabia beheaded 10 people. Last year it beheaded nearly 90, a sharp spike from 2013. The “crimes” vary but the absurdity of the theocratic judicial system does not. Critique of the king is banned by law. Liberals are flogged, women drivers jailed and dissidents tortured. Saudi religious police ban “tempting eyes” and assert the right to cover any woman’s seductive gaze. Women cannot travel without a man’s permission. (1)> Saudi Arabia produced and sponsored 'Wahhabism' which is the most intolerant version of Sunni Islam and upon which the beliefs of all terrorist groups are based. (2)> However, prior to a 2013 law which banned terrorist financing, Saudi Arabia had been described as“the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide,” according to US diplomatic cable leaked by WikiLeaks . Another leaked cable revealed that Saudi King had urged the US to strike Iran in order to destroy its nuclear program. Abdullah was recorded telling America to “cut off the head of the snake,” in a 2008 meeting with General David Petraeus. ( two faced , rightly so)
+++Officials in Washington are now playing their favorite game: Praise the Tyrant. Here’s how the game works:
Step 1) Identify an Arab dictator who heads one of the most repressive regimes on Earth
Step 2) Pretend that every brutal policy is way outside of his control
Step 3) Seize on any statement of his more tolerant than IS (Islamic State )
Step 4) Praise the dictator for being a courageous reformer
Step 5) Express shock when actual reformers feel betrayed as you praise their tyrant
Step 6) Pat yourself on the back for maintaining (faux) stability
Step 7) Buy his oil
Step 8) Sell him weapons
Step 9) Repeat