Archive for 03/12/2013

Oops: Islamic Book Promoting Wife-Beating Receives Endorsement From Canadian Labour Minister

03/12/2013 5 comments

Whether it’s a bill they’re signing or a book they’re endorsing, many politicians often fail to do some basic leg work before running to wield the mighty pen: reading it first. Many have obviously failed to read the Qur’an before endorsing Sharia Law in America and the rise of Islamism, so why should we expect anything different? …

Qur’an Sura 4:34, “Men have authority over women because [Allah] has made the one superior to the other… Good women are obedient… As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them. Then if they obey you, take no further action against them…”

Qur’an Sura 38:44, “And take in your hand a green branch and beat her with it, and do not break your oath …”

Hadith – Abu Dawud, 2142, “The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: A man will not be asked as to why he beat his wife.”

Oh, Canada.

Oh, Canada.

By SHAWN JEFFORDS – “TORONTO — A letter of support from Ontario’s labour minister appears in the latest edition of a book on Islam which condones men physically punishing their wives.

The letter from Liberal Yasir Naqvi appears in the reviews section of Islam: Balancing Life and Beyond.

The book says it is within the tenants of Islam to ‘lightly’ strike your spouse if she exhibits ‘serious moral misconduct.’

Naqvi congratulates author Suhail Kapoor on the release of the new edition.

‘I admire your drive to reach out to the public and promote values of tolerance, understanding and respect,’ Naqvi said in the letter.

Kapoor told QMI Agency he wrote Naqvi asking for a review of his book. When he received a response to his request more than two years ago, he asked permission to reprint it and said it was granted by the Ottawa-Centre MPP’s office.

But Naqvi said Monday he hasn’t read the book and didn’t authorize use of his response.

Naqvi said he has never read Kapoor’s work and has brought forward several private member’s bills to help victims of domestic violence.

‘I strongly condemn violence against women,’ Naqvi said in a statement to QMI Agency. ‘I believe that abuse of any kind is unacceptable and I do not share the views expressed in this book.’

In a chapter, entitled ‘Does Islam Allow Wife Beating?’ Kapoor outlines the circumstances under which it is appropriate for a man to punish his wife using ‘light’ slaps on the wrist with a small wooden stick.

‘That is part of my faith. That is what the Qur’an says…'” Read more.

Boiling Point: Violence Mounts In West Bank And Gaza In Lead Up To Obama Visit, ‘Could Spark A Third Intifada’

03/12/2013 2 comments

By Adam Kredo, The Washington Free Beacon – “Unrest is growing in the Palestinian territories ahead of President Barack Obama’s first visit to Israel on March 20.

Riots and protests have erupted throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip in recent days, prompting some Israeli officials and Middle East observers to warn that Obama’s visit could spark a third intifada.

‘The Palestinians have not said the final word yet, and we expect that there will be attempts to take advantage of the upcoming events, like the visit by Barack Obama, in order to continue the violence,’ Israel public security minister Yitzhak Aharonovich was quoted as saying Monday by news outlet Arutz Sheva.

Hamas officials have warned that Obama’s visit will further fracture its relations with the Palestinian Authority and have even stated that a presidential visit to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount will be viewed as a declaration of war.

Hamas official Mushir al-Masri ‘called for a third intifada [or uprising] and for Egyptian assistance in the ‘resistance’ if Obama chooses to visit the Temple Mount,’ the site of Muslim places of worship, Arutz Sheva reported on Friday.

Former United States officials and Middle East experts said that the rising tide of violence is causing great anxiety in the final days before Obama touches down in Tel Aviv.

‘There is a lot of discussion of this in Israel,’ said Elliott Abrams, a former Bush administration national security adviser. ‘The PA is trying to stop this from getting out of control and turning from demonstrations to violence.’

Hamas could use Obama’s visit as a pretense to incite violence, Abrams said.

‘The old rule used to be that there would be no intifada without government support, and we know [Yassir] Arafat was behind the second intifada,’ Abrams said. PA President Mahmoud Abbas ‘is trying to stop it, not promote it. But Hamas and other groups may have other plans.'” Read more.

‘Catastrophic’: Lingering ‘Red Tide’ In Florida Killing Record Number Of Manatees

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By Melissa Gray and Joe Sutton, CNN – “Florida’s endangered manatees have long suffered from human activity, but this year they face an especially deadly threat hidden in the waters where they swim.

An algae bloom off southwest Florida, called Florida red tide, has killed 174 manatees since January, the highest number to die from red tide in a calendar year, state wildlife officials said Monday.

A red tide is a higher than normal concentration of a microscopic algae that appears in the Gulf of Mexico. At high enough concentrations, the algae can turn the water red or brown, hence the name.

Red tides happen almost every year in southwest Florida and sometimes last just a few weeks, but this year the red tide has lingered and settled in an area of warm water where the manatees have migrated.

‘It’s kind of filled in an area where they’ve congregated and are feeding on sea grass where the toxins settle on,’ said Kevin Baxter, a spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Those toxins can affect the central nervous systems of fish and other vertebrates, causing the animals to die.

Wildlife officials and their partners have this year rescued 12 manatees suffering from the effects of red tide. They asked the public to alert them to other ailing manatees who may be showing a lack of coordination and stability in the water, muscle twitches or seizures, and difficulty lifting their heads to breathe.” Read more.

Nigeria: At Least Five Christians Leaving Church Killed By Islamist Gunmen In Kano

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Revelation 13:15, “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”

SPY Ghana – “Information reaching indicates that the Sunday attack at Dakata and Hotoro quarters in Kano metropolis has resulted in two more deaths. The death toll rose from three [3] to five [5].

The attack had occurred through the actions of Jihadists who drove in [a three-wheeled motor vehicle] armed with machine guns. They opened fire on residents at the two areas – killing three on the spot – while many more sustained injuries.

According to the Chairman of the Kano Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria [CAN], Bishop Ransom Bello, the two latest victims were blood brothers of same parents. ‘The parents of the slain victims have officially communicated report of the attack to CAN secretariat in Kano’.

The victims were returning home from Sunday service at the ECWA church, Dakata when the Jihadist gun men struck. According to the CAN State Chairman, the attacks came two weeks after 13 Christians were gun down in Sheka, Sharada Phase 3 in Kumbotso Local Government Area.

The police public relations officer refused to comment.” Source – SPY Ghana.

Palestinian Children Taught To Anticipate The End Of Israel On PA TV

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For peaceful purposes …

PA TV (Fatah), 2/23/2013: “Of course we will never forget that we have land that was occupied in 1948 (the establishment of the State of Israel) which will return to us one day. Remember well, children. Also [remember] to safeguard out folklore, our national games, the folklore in all its forms, our dress and our food and our games and anything that forms the Palestinian folklore – we have to safeguard it. If we don’t safeguard it, then the occupation might steal it as well, as it stole our land. Right? Do you agree with me? Bravo!”

An Obama Nation: President Obama To Nominate Sharia Law Supporter, Illegal Immigrant Advocate As Labor Secretary

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Thomas Perez (Right)

Thomas Perez (Right)

By Matthew Vadum, American Thinker – “President Obama reportedly intends to nominate in-your-face radical leftist lawyer Thomas Perez as his next Secretary of Labor.

Now an assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice, Perez is a former top aide to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) and possibly a perjurer.

Perez led the Obama administration’s assault on voter ID laws last year.  As John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky report in Who’s Counting, as a member of the Montgomery County, Md., Council in 2003 he also tried to force governments to accept fraud-prone matricula consular ID cards issued by Mexican consular offices.  He was a board member of Casa de Maryland, an advocacy group for illegal aliens funded by George Soros and the recently deceased Hugo Chavez.

Perez is apparently in favor of Saudi-style anti-blasphemy laws.  In Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries offenders can be condemned to death merely for insulting Islam.

Amazingly, at a congressional hearing last year, Perez pointedly declined to rule out bringing such laws to the United States.  At the July 27, 2012, meeting of the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on the Constitution, Perez refused to say whether he would uphold the religious speech protections in the First Amendment in the future.

‘Will you tell us … that this administration’s Department of Justice will never entertain or advance a proposal that criminalizes speech against any religion?’ Congressman Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) asked four times to no avail.

Perez, like so many Obama administration officials, believes that America is a seething hotbed of ‘Islamophobia,’ filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the Muslim religion.  He has worked with hardcore Islamist groups such as the terrorist-linked Islamic Society of North America and applauded Islamists for lobbying against airline security measures.” Read more.

Flashback: Obama Administration Paves The Way For Sharia Law In America – “The most terrifying danger Americans face from a second Barack Obama term isn’t the economy, which is scary enough. The most harrowing prospect is the Obama Administration’s passivity in the face of attempts to introduce aspects of sharia law into our legal system. Now there is strong and open evidence of the Obama administration collaborating with Islamist activists to ensure the path toward sharia law is accelerated.” Read more.

Flashback: Obama Marks Ramadan: ‘Islam Is Part Of The Fabric Of Our Nation’ – “Here in the United States, Ramadan reminds us that Islam is part of the fabric of our Nation, and that—from public service to business, from healthcare and science to the arts—Muslim Americans help strengthen our country and enrich our lives. Even as Ramadan holds profound meaning for the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims, it is also a reminder to people of all faiths of our common humanity and the commitment to justice, equality, and compassion shared by all great faiths.” Read more.

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