Plenty of cults exist - every cult has its 'religious dogma', its idols, its 'prophets', its 'science', its 'proof' and its intolerant liturgy of demands. Cults everywhere: Islam, the State, the cult of Gay and Queer, Marxism, Darwin and Evolution, 'Science', Globaloneywarming, Changing Climate, Abortion....a nice variety for the human-hater, amoral, anti-rationalist to choose from. It is so much fun mocking them isn't it ?
Tempus Fugit Memento Mori - Time Flies Remember Death
The ugly, potted, pitted road of the cult of the multi-culture leads to – oblivion. Uni-cultures survive, multi-cultures do not. It is a simple truism, surrounded and founded on historical fact, reality and common sense, that true progress, human dignity, human worth, human aspiration, are all developed by a uni-culture which does not worship big government, the state, or globaloney-warming. There is no substitute for the hard work and effort around personal and social virtue, the defence of free-will, the legitimacy of freedom and free-speech, and the mores of individual self-worth and belief. Judeo-Christian ideals married with rationality and factual logic.
The false idols of eco-alarmism, the socialized state, and the faceless, nameless bureaucracy, all lead to ruin, individual destruction and the loss of freedom. Case in point – the Moslem demand to limit free-speech, enquiry, and rational-fact based objections to the cult of Submission and its founder Muhammad. Since when does a cult from Mecca have precedence over Western traditions and freedoms ? Since when are Moslems so important and vital that they are coddled by elites and the media like little babies, their cult inured to objective analysis ?
The answer is simple. Moslems and their Marxist abettors are terrified of the truth. Logic and reason are anathema to their program of brainwashing and indoctrination. When Islam is opened up to scrutiny it fails, and becomes just another spectacularly intolerant communal enterprise, portrayed by corrupt Marxists and one-world wonders as peace and love; when it is the exact opposite. Islam has been and always will be a failure. Ultimately it will simply die out as the power of enquiry reveals the lies, distortions, violence and irrationality of the Meccan cult.
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After violent Muslim reactions to the amateurish "Innocence of Muslims" video, which simply depicted a few of the less salutary aspects of Muhammad's biography, international and domestic Islamic agendas have openly converged with vehement calls for universal application of Islamic blasphemy law.
This demand to abrogate Western freedom of expression was reiterated in a parade of speeches by Muslim leaders at the UN General Assembly. The US Muslim community echoed such admonitions, for example during a large demonstration in Dearborn, Michigan, and in a press release by the Islamic Circle of North America.
Now the results of polling data collected by Wenzel Strategies during October 22 to 26, 2012, from 600 US Muslims, indicate widespread support among rank and file American votaries of Islam for this fundamental rejection of freedom of expression, as guaranteed under the US Constitution. The first amendment states, plainly,
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;
When asked, "Do you believe that criticism of Islam or Muhammad should be permitted under the Constitution's First Amendment?, 58% replied "no," while only 42% affirmed this most basic manifestation of freedom of speech, i.e., to criticize religious, or any other dogma.
Indeed, oblivious to US constitutional law, as opposed to Islam's Sharia, a largely concordant 45% of respondents agreed "...that those who criticize or parody Islam in the U.S. should face criminal charges," while 38% did not, and 17% were "unsure." Moreover, fully 12% of this Muslim sample even admitted they believed in application of the draconian, Sharia-based punishment for the non-existent crime of "blasphemy" in the US code, answering affirmatively, "...that Americans who criticize or parody Islam should be put to death."
Also, consistent with such findings 43% of these US Muslims rejected the right of members of other faiths to proselytize to adherents of Islam, disagreeing, "...that U.S. citizens have a right to evangelize Muslims to consider other faiths." Additional confirmatory data revealed that nearly two-fifths (39%) agreed "...that Shariah law should be considered when adjudicating cases that involve Muslims, " while nearly one-third (32%) of this American Muslim sample believed "...Shariah law should be the supreme law of the land in the US."
These alarming data remind us that despite intentionally obfuscating apologetics, Sharia, Islamic law, is not merely holistic, in the general sense of all-encompassing, but totalitarian, regulating everything from the ritual aspects of religion, to personal hygiene, to the governance of a Muslim minority community, Islamic state, bloc of states, or global Islamic order.
Clearly, this latter political aspect is the most troubling, being an ancient antecedent of more familiar modern totalitarian systems. Specifically, Sharia's liberty-crushing and dehumanizing political aspects feature: open-ended jihadism to subjugate the world to a totalitarian Islamic order; rejection of bedrock Western liberties-including freedom of conscience and speech-enforced by imprisonment, beating, or death; discriminatory relegation of non-Muslims to outcast, vulnerable pariahs, and even Muslim women to subservient chattel; and barbaric punishments which violate human dignity, such as amputation for theft, stoning for adultery, and lashing for alcohol consumption.
And the US Muslim data mirror global Islamic trends. Previously, the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference (subsequently renamed the Organization of Islamic Cooperation [OIC]) - the largest voting bloc in the UN, which represents all the major Muslim countries, and the Palestinian Authority - had sponsored and actually navigated to passage a compromise U.N. resolution insisting countries criminalize what it calls "defamation of religion."
Though the language of the OIC "defamation of religion" resolution has been altered at times, the OIC's goal has remained the same; to impose at the international level a Sharia-compliant conception of freedom of speech and expression that would severely limit anything it arbitrarily deemed critical of, or offensive to, Islam or Muslims. This is readily apparent by reading the OIC's supervening "alternative" to both the US Bill of Rights and the UN's own 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, i.e., the 1990 Cairo Declaration, or Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Islam.
The opening of the preamble to the Cairo Declaration repeats a Koranic injunction affirming Islamic supremacism (Koran 3:110, "You are the best nation ever brought forth to men . . . you believe in Allah"); and its last articles, 24 and 25, maintain [article 24], "All the rights and freedoms stipulated in this Declaration are subject to the Islamic Sharia"; and [article 25] "The Islamic Sharia is the only source of reference for the explanation or clarification to any of the articles of this Declaration." The gravely negative implications of the OIC's Sharia-based Cairo Declaration are most apparent in its transparent rejection of freedom of conscience in Article 10, which proclaims:
Islam is the religion of unspoiled nature. It is prohibited to exercise any form of compulsion on man or to exploit his poverty or ignorance in order to convert him to another religion, or to atheism.
Ominously, articles 19 and 22 reiterate a principle stated elsewhere throughout the document, which clearly applies to the "punishment" of so-called apostates from Islam, as well as "blasphemers":
There shall be no crime or punishment except as provided for in the Sharia. Everyone shall have the right to express his opinion freely in such manner as would not be contrary to the principles of the Sharia. Everyone shall have the right to advocate what is right, and propagate what is good, and warn against what is wrong and evil according to the norms of Islamic Sharia.
Information is a vital necessity to society. It may not be exploited or misused in such a way as may violate sanctities and the dignity of Prophets, undermine moral and ethical values or disintegrate, corrupt or harm society or weaken its faith.
Institutional Islam in North America - epitomized by the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) - also endorses and promotes this Sharia supremacism. AMJA's mission statement maintains that the organization was,
"founded to provide guidance for Muslims living in North America. . . . AMJA is a religious organization that does not exploit religion to achieve any political ends, but instead provides practical solutions within the guidelines of Islam and the nation's laws to the various challenges experienced by Muslim communities."
It is accepted by the mainstream American Muslim community, and regularly trains imams from throughout North America. Notwithstanding this mainstream acceptance, AMJA has issued rulings which sanction the killing of apostates, "blasphemers," (including non-Muslims guilty of this "crime"), and adulterers (by stoning to death); condoned female genital mutilation, marital rape, and polygamy; and even endorsed the possibility for offensive jihad against the U.S., as soon as Muslims are strong enough to wage it.
Finally, it should be noted, 81% of this sample of Muslim Americans were either "definitely for Obama," or "leaning Obama".
Columbus did discover America. He discovered and allowed the development of a massive Continent now formed by two of history's richest countries – America and Canada. He discovered the potential of the future. He created the opportunity to discover some eternal truths about humankind – hope, potential, the worth of the individual and the ability to fashion a heroic and advanced modern world out of a new and untamed landscape. More than any other single man Columbus did discover the potential of America.
This is a great 4 ½ minute video on what is happening not only in Paris, but across Europe. From Malmo, to London, to Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Milano, the Islamic political theology marches on – even in violation of laws, secular norms and citizen outrage. In France it is illegal to publicly pray, block streets without proper permits, hire private law enforcement for public demonstrations, or display 'religion' in the public square in any way whatsoever. But that law apparently does not apply to Islam. If Jews or Christians blocked off a large section of central Paris, hired a private police force and broadcasted on loudspeakers their weekly worship service, the Paris gendarme would disrupt the proceedings in no time; and the leaders would be jailed and prosecuted without mercy.
Not so for Muslims of course. There are at least 8-9 million Muslims in France or some 16% of the total population. The weekly Friday Paris demonstration and 'worship' is simply a very public display of Muslim strength. As the video makes clear many of the prostrated buttocks in the air, come from outside of Paris. It is a demonstration, not a prayer to the moon cult, the rock shrine in Mecca, or to the merger of church and state and its logical derivative, totalitarian pre-modern governance. The Muslims congregate to flout French law, laugh at the cowardly ineptitude of the French Dhimmis and solidify Islam's cultural march through the supposed secular and 'rational' French state. It is a declaration of cultural war. As a Russian writer of a best seller wrote, by 2048 Notre Dame, Our Lady, might well be a Mosque. This will of course titillate the really smart people, cultural Marxists and the sordid refuse who goose-step to Communist and Marxist theology. Maybe the French should lift the ban on this book and read it. It is very much their future.