Darrell Cody

The Source Of Violence In Islam

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Good Video - Dr. Wafa Sultan:

Darrell

There is no one, currently in the U.S. government who has the courage to say what this woman is saying. She is probably digging her own grave. I can see a fatwah being declared against her. In any case, we are engaged in a War of the Worlds.

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Don't forget this amazing gal:

A speech she gave to a DC Intelligence Summit:

We gather here today to share information and knowledge.

Intelligence is not merely cold hard data about numerical strength or

armament or disposition of military forces. The most important

element of intelligence has to be understanding the mindset and

intention of the enemy. The West has been wallowing in a state of

ignorance and denial for thirty years as Muslim extremist

perpetrated evil against innocent victims in the name of Allah.

I was ten years old when my home exploded around me, burying

me under the rubble and leaving me to drink my blood to survive,

as the perpetrators shouted, 'Allah Akbar!' My only crime was that

I was a Christian living in a Christian town. At 10 years old, I

learned the meaning of the word 'infidel.'

I had a crash course in survival. Not in the Girl Scouts, but in a

bomb shelter where I lived for seven years in pitch darkness,

freezing cold, drinking stale water and eating grass to live. At the

age of 13, I dressed in my burial clothes going to bed at night,

waiting to be slaughtered. By the age of 20, I had buried most of

my friends--killed by Muslims. We were not Americans living in

New York , or Britons in London . We were Arab Christians living

in Lebanon.

As a victim of Islamic terror, I was amazed when I saw Americans

waking up on September 12, 2001, and asking themselves 'Why do

they hate us?' The psychoanalyst experts were coming up with all

sort of excuses as to what did we do to offend the Muslim World.

But if America and the West were paying attention to the Middle

East they would not have had to ask the question. Simply put, they

hate us because we are defined in their eyes by one simple word:

'infidels.'

Under the banner of Islam 'la, ilaha illa Allah, muhammad rasoulu

Allah,' (None is god except Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of

Allah) they murdered Jewish children in Israel, massacred

Christians in Lebanon, killed Copts in Egypt, Assyrians in Syria,

Hindus in India, and expelled almost 900,000 Jews from Muslim

lands. We Middle Eastern infidels paid the price then. Now infidels

worldwide are paying the price for indifference and

shortsightedness.

Tolerating evil is a crime. Appeasing murderers doesn't buy

protection. It earns one disrespect and loathing in the enemy's eyes.

Yet apathy is the weapon by which the West is committing suicide.

Political correctness forms the shackles around our ankles, by which

Islamist's are leading us to our demise.

America and the West are doomed to failure in this war unless they

stand up and identify the real enemy: Islam. You hear about Cahaba

and Salafi Islam as the only extreme form of Islam. All the other

Muslims, supposedly, are wonderful moderates. Closer to the truth

are the pictures of the irrational eruption of violence in reaction to

the cartoons of Mohammed printed by a Danish newspaper. From

burning embassies, to calls to butcher those who mock Islam, to

warnings that the West be prepared for another holocaust, those

pictures have given us a glimpse into the real face of the enemy.

News pictures and video of these events represent a canvas of hate

decorated by different nationalities who share one common ideology

of hate, bigotry and intolerance derived from one source: authentic

Islam. An Islam that is awakening from centuries of slumber to re-

ignite its wrath against the infidel and dominate the world. An Islam

which has declared 'Intifada' on the West.

America and the West can no longer afford to lay in their lazy state

of overweight ignorance. The consequences of this mental disease

are starting to attack the body, and if they don't take the necessary

steps now to control it, death will be knocking soon. If you want to

understand the nature of the enemy we face, visualize a tapestry of

snakes. They slither and they hiss, and they would eat each other

alive, but they will unite in a hideous mass to achieve their common

goal of imposing Islam on the world.

This is the ugly face of the enemy we are fighting. We are fighting

a powerful ideology that is capable of altering basic human

instincts. An ideology that can turn a mother into a launching pad of

death. A perfect example is a recently elected Hamas official in the

Palestinian Territories who raves in heavenly joy about sending her

three sons to death and offering the ones who are still alive for the

cause. It is an ideology that is capable of offering highly educated

individuals such as doctors and lawyers far more joy in attaining

death than any respect and stature life in society is ever capable of

giving them.

The United States has been a prime target for radical Islamic hatred

and terror. Every Friday, mosques in the Middle East ring with

shrill prayers and monotonous chants calling death, destruction and

damnation down on America and its people. The radical Islamist

deeds have been as vile as their words. Since the Iran hostage crisis,

more than three thousand Americans have died in a terror campaign

almost unprecedented in its calculated cruelty along with thousands

of other citizens worldwide. Even the Nazis did not turn their own

children into human bombs, and then rejoice at their deaths as well

the deaths of their victims. This intentional, indiscriminate and

wholesale murder of innocent American citizens is justified and

glorified in the name of Islam.

America cannot effectively defend itself in this war unless and until

the American people understand the nature of the enemy that we

face. Even after 9/11 there are those who say that we must engage

our terrorist enemies, that we must address their grievances. Their

grievance is our freedom of religion. Their grievance is our

freedom of speech. Their grievance is our democratic process where

the rule of law comes from the voices of many not that of just one

prophet. It is the respect we instill in our children towards all

religions. It is the equality we grant each other as human beings

sharing a planet and striving to make the world a better place for all

humanity. Their grievance is the kindness and respect a man shows

a woman, the justice we practice as equals under the law, and the

mercy we grant our enemy. Their grievance cannot be answered by

an apology for who or what we are.

Our mediocre attitude of not confronting Islamic forces of bigotry

and hatred wherever they raised their ugly head in the last 30 years,

has empowered and strengthened our enemy to launch a full scale

attack on the very freedoms we cherish in their effort to impose

their values and way of life on our civilization.

If we don't wake up and challenge our Muslim community to take

action against the terrorists within it, if we don't believe in

ourselves as Americans and in the standards we should hold every

patriotic American to, we are going to pay a price for our delusion.

For the sake of our children and our country, we must wake up and

take action. In the face of a torrent of hateful invective and terrorist

murder, America 's learning curve since the Iran hostage crisis is so

shallow that it is almost flat. The longer we lay supine, the more

difficult it will be to stand erect.

(I've added the bold typeface.)

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Don't forget this amazing gal:

A speech she gave to a DC Intelligence Summit:

We gather here today to share information and knowledge.

Intelligence is not merely cold hard data about numerical strength or

armament or disposition of military forces. The most important

element of intelligence has to be understanding the mindset and

intention of the enemy. The West has been wallowing in a state of

ignorance and denial for thirty years as Muslim extremist

perpetrated evil against innocent victims in the name of Allah.

I was ten years old when my home exploded around me, burying

me under the rubble and leaving me to drink my blood to survive,

as the perpetrators shouted, 'Allah Akbar!' My only crime was that

I was a Christian living in a Christian town. At 10 years old, I

learned the meaning of the word 'infidel.'

I had a crash course in survival. Not in the Girl Scouts, but in a

bomb shelter where I lived for seven years in pitch darkness,

freezing cold, drinking stale water and eating grass to live. At the

age of 13, I dressed in my burial clothes going to bed at night,

waiting to be slaughtered. By the age of 20, I had buried most of

my friends--killed by Muslims. We were not Americans living in

New York , or Britons in London . We were Arab Christians living

in Lebanon.

As a victim of Islamic terror, I was amazed when I saw Americans

waking up on September 12, 2001, and asking themselves 'Why do

they hate us?' The psychoanalyst experts were coming up with all

sort of excuses as to what did we do to offend the Muslim World.

But if America and the West were paying attention to the Middle

East they would not have had to ask the question. Simply put, they

hate us because we are defined in their eyes by one simple word:

'infidels.'

Under the banner of Islam 'la, ilaha illa Allah, muhammad rasoulu

Allah,' (None is god except Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of

Allah) they murdered Jewish children in Israel, massacred

Christians in Lebanon, killed Copts in Egypt, Assyrians in Syria,

Hindus in India, and expelled almost 900,000 Jews from Muslim

lands. We Middle Eastern infidels paid the price then. Now infidels

worldwide are paying the price for indifference and

shortsightedness.

Tolerating evil is a crime. Appeasing murderers doesn't buy

protection. It earns one disrespect and loathing in the enemy's eyes.

Yet apathy is the weapon by which the West is committing suicide.

Political correctness forms the shackles around our ankles, by which

Islamist's are leading us to our demise.

America and the West are doomed to failure in this war unless they

stand up and identify the real enemy: Islam. You hear about Cahaba

and Salafi Islam as the only extreme form of Islam. All the other

Muslims, supposedly, are wonderful moderates. Closer to the truth

are the pictures of the irrational eruption of violence in reaction to

the cartoons of Mohammed printed by a Danish newspaper. From

burning embassies, to calls to butcher those who mock Islam, to

warnings that the West be prepared for another holocaust, those

pictures have given us a glimpse into the real face of the enemy.

News pictures and video of these events represent a canvas of hate

decorated by different nationalities who share one common ideology

of hate, bigotry and intolerance derived from one source: authentic

Islam. An Islam that is awakening from centuries of slumber to re-

ignite its wrath against the infidel and dominate the world. An Islam

which has declared 'Intifada' on the West.

America and the West can no longer afford to lay in their lazy state

of overweight ignorance. The consequences of this mental disease

are starting to attack the body, and if they don't take the necessary

steps now to control it, death will be knocking soon. If you want to

understand the nature of the enemy we face, visualize a tapestry of

snakes. They slither and they hiss, and they would eat each other

alive, but they will unite in a hideous mass to achieve their common

goal of imposing Islam on the world.

This is the ugly face of the enemy we are fighting. We are fighting

a powerful ideology that is capable of altering basic human

instincts. An ideology that can turn a mother into a launching pad of

death. A perfect example is a recently elected Hamas official in the

Palestinian Territories who raves in heavenly joy about sending her

three sons to death and offering the ones who are still alive for the

cause. It is an ideology that is capable of offering highly educated

individuals such as doctors and lawyers far more joy in attaining

death than any respect and stature life in society is ever capable of

giving them.

The United States has been a prime target for radical Islamic hatred

and terror. Every Friday, mosques in the Middle East ring with

shrill prayers and monotonous chants calling death, destruction and

damnation down on America and its people. The radical Islamist

deeds have been as vile as their words. Since the Iran hostage crisis,

more than three thousand Americans have died in a terror campaign

almost unprecedented in its calculated cruelty along with thousands

of other citizens worldwide. Even the Nazis did not turn their own

children into human bombs, and then rejoice at their deaths as well

the deaths of their victims. This intentional, indiscriminate and

wholesale murder of innocent American citizens is justified and

glorified in the name of Islam.

America cannot effectively defend itself in this war unless and until

the American people understand the nature of the enemy that we

face. Even after 9/11 there are those who say that we must engage

our terrorist enemies, that we must address their grievances. Their

grievance is our freedom of religion. Their grievance is our

freedom of speech. Their grievance is our democratic process where

the rule of law comes from the voices of many not that of just one

prophet. It is the respect we instill in our children towards all

religions. It is the equality we grant each other as human beings

sharing a planet and striving to make the world a better place for all

humanity. Their grievance is the kindness and respect a man shows

a woman, the justice we practice as equals under the law, and the

mercy we grant our enemy. Their grievance cannot be answered by

an apology for who or what we are.

Our mediocre attitude of not confronting Islamic forces of bigotry

and hatred wherever they raised their ugly head in the last 30 years,

has empowered and strengthened our enemy to launch a full scale

attack on the very freedoms we cherish in their effort to impose

their values and way of life on our civilization.

If we don't wake up and challenge our Muslim community to take

action against the terrorists within it, if we don't believe in

ourselves as Americans and in the standards we should hold every

patriotic American to, we are going to pay a price for our delusion.

For the sake of our children and our country, we must wake up and

take action. In the face of a torrent of hateful invective and terrorist

murder, America 's learning curve since the Iran hostage crisis is so

shallow that it is almost flat. The longer we lay supine, the more

difficult it will be to stand erect.

(I've added the bold typeface.)

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Unfortunately our First Amendment prevents the government from treating Islam as it should be treated.

Any radical jihadi sleeper cell operating under the cover of a legal Mosque could claim religious persecution if the government took them to task.

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Unfortunately our First Amendment prevents the government from treating Islam as it should be treated.

Any radical jihadi sleeper cell operating under the cover of a legal Mosque could claim religious persecution if the government took them to task.

The First Amendment is not unfortunate. Freedom of speech and religion is not the freedom to commit crimes and war in the name of speech and religion. Defending the country against terrorists is not establishment of religion.

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The difficulty for most is to untangle the toxic, blended brew of religion and Fascist thuggery politics. One is trotted out to shield the other. Religion is used as cloak of 'morality' that few dare question. People are afraid to criticize anything related to religion, and won't do the work to separate benign belief from a declaration of war.

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The difficulty for most is to untangle the toxic, blended brew of religion and Fascist thuggery politics. One is trotted out to shield the other. Religion is used as cloak of 'morality' that few dare question. People are afraid to criticize anything related to religion, and won't do the work to separate benign belief from a declaration of war.

And worse yet, because our enemy is Islamofascism, which is an ideology and an unofficial organization of thugs and soldiers and terrorists and brigands delocalized all across the Middle East, Asia, and now parts of Europe and even North America, our military and government lack a clear concrete target on which to focus their efforts. Instead we seem to be fighting half-restrained wars all over the place, killing a lot of random bad guys without ever dealing a decisive stroke to end this war.

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And our lack of a First Amendment prevents us from even speaking out properly against Islam or to openly advocate what should be done about it.

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And our lack of a First Amendment prevents us from even speaking out properly against Islam or to openly advocate what should be done about it.

Huh?

There is no lack of first amendment. It's there or not. It's still there!

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And our lack of a First Amendment prevents us from even speaking out properly against Islam or to openly advocate what should be done about it.

Huh?

There is no lack of first amendment. It's there or not. It's still there!

He is from Sweden wich is not covered by the US constitution, so for him it is not there.

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Don't underestimate how unique the First Amendment is. Europe has cars, computers, smart phones, fashion, broadband connections, and modern big cities just like you, but that doesn't mean we're just another flavor of Western civilization. If you look at how European laws contradict the already futile clauses on "free speech" found in UN statutes and the various national constitutions, you'll realize just how frighteningly lonely the First Amendment stands on the global scene.

This is one of the main reasons I believe that "the fight is in the US". Anyone outside would do better to invest in their career rather than throw themselves in front of the juggernaught before it's even reached the only bulwark on earth, the only place where it can be stopped.

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Don't underestimate how unique the First Amendment is. Europe has cars, computers, smart phones, fashion, broadband connections, and modern big cities just like you, but that doesn't mean we're just another flavor of Western civilization. If you look at how European laws contradict the already futile clauses on "free speech" found in UN statutes and the various national constitutions, you'll realize just how frighteningly lonely the First Amendment stands on the global scene.

This is one of the main reasons I believe that "the fight is in the US". Anyone outside would do better to invest in their career rather than throw themselves in front of the juggernaught before it's even reached the only bulwark on earth, the only place where it can be stopped.

Wow. Interesting! Do you have any links handy to how European laws contradict the clauses on "free speech" found in UN statutes?

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Wow. Interesting! Do you have any links handy to how European laws contradict the clauses on "free speech" found in UN statutes?

Ridiculous stories from the UK about people being fined for merely being "offensive" are becoming routine.

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Wow. Interesting! Do you have any links handy to how European laws contradict the clauses on "free speech" found in UN statutes?

(Swedish) http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hets_mot_folkgrupp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_speech#Sweden

"Sweden prohibits hate speech, and defines it as publicly making statements that threaten or express disrespect for an ethnic group or similar group regarding their race, skin colour, national or ethnic origin, faith or sexual orientation..."

Bold mine. "Ethnic group/race" does not include native Swedes. Based on this along with legal precedent, as I see it many articles written by Objectivists would have been illegal to publish in Sweden, especially those dealing with impending dhimmitude and what should be done about Iran.

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"Sweden prohibits hate speech, and defines it as publicly making statements that threaten or express disrespect for an ethnic group or similar group regarding their race, skin colour, national or ethnic origin, faith or sexual orientation..."

Notice the utter subjectivity of this law, on two fronts.

"Disrespect" is in the eye of the receiver of the alleged disrespect, and there's no principled manner in which to rigorously define "disrespect" for law purposes. It will be a thoroughly malleable law, allowing almost anything to fall under the header of "express disrespect", especially for Islamic fanatics, who will claim that everything from how non-Muslims in Western countries dress to the food served at restaurants is offensive to their faith.

What qualifies for an "ethnic group". White people who live in America but whose blood line came from Spain are considered "Hispanic", and receive all the associated benefits of being an ethnic group or a minority. White people from Germany or Italy do not get to bubble in on these forms that they are "Germanic" or "Italic". Who decides which group gets to receive the blessing of "minority"? Almost everyone is a minority in some sense.

And this all goes without saying that you have no right to not be offended. Being offended is an emotional state of mind, and you have no right to dictate how others affect your emotions.

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Let us hear at least three cheers for the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

In the U.S.A. we have a constitutional right to be insulting as long as we do not threaten physical harm.

Stupidity is a constitutional right. Nastiness is a constitutional right.

Anyone who lives in the U.S.A. is well advised to develop thick skin.

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Wow. Interesting! Do you have any links handy to how European laws contradict the clauses on "free speech" found in UN statutes?

(Swedish) http://sv.wikipedia....s_mot_folkgrupp

http://en.wikipedia....e_speech#Sweden

"Sweden prohibits hate speech, and defines it as publicly making statements that threaten or express disrespect for an ethnic group or similar group regarding their race, skin colour, national or ethnic origin, faith or sexual orientation..."

Bold mine. "Ethnic group/race" does not include native Swedes. Based on this along with legal precedent, as I see it many articles written by Objectivists would have been illegal to publish in Sweden, especially those dealing with impending dhimmitude and what should be done about Iran.

Actually it does include native Swedes. There is no such exception in the law, and when the latest change to the law was made the chief of the justice department specifically decided against adding such an exception.

The law was first implemented in 1948 with the purpose of prohibiting spread of propaganda against ethnic groups. In 1970 there was a ratification according to art. 4 in the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. However, this should be done in adherence to the principles laid out in art. 5. This was also when the prerequisite of expressing disrespect was added. However, not all expressions of disrespect are included - only those that fall ouside a reasoned debate.

A later change in the law was to prohibit the spread of hate speech. Earlier it was prohibited in public. The purpose of that change was to target small groups or organizations.

The latest change was in 2002 when the law included sexuality.

This led to the case of Rev. Åke Green. He held a sermon against homosexuality, calling it "a cancer in society" among other - very nasty - things. He also tried to get parts of the speech published in news papers(i'm not sure if anyone actually published it).

The District Court sentenced him to a short time in prison. Their ruling was appealed to the Royal Court, which freed him of the charges - stating the principle of lex superior. The District Court's sentece was against the constitution and EU Convention of freedom of religion and speech. The Supreme Court later ruled in support of the Royal Court's decision.

However, our constitution and UN and EU Conventions allow for some restrictions to freedom of speech. In 2006 the Supreme Court ruled that spreading flyers on a school, again stating nasty things about homosexuals, would be sentenced under hate speech.

So, basically, how the laws are interpreted and practiced is: The courts respect freedom of speech, unless they find "legitimate" reasons to restrict it. Thankfully, there's a lot of legislation they have to follow in order to determine what's "legitimate". It's not completely arbritrary, but still...

Now, please don't take this as a defense of the laws. I think they are really bad. I just want to provide a broader context, which is important in order to understand how the law works.

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... with the oxymoronic "chief of the justice department" deciding on the rules in supposed accordance with "a lot of legislation", all of which prevents citizens from knowing what they are allowed to say and afraid to say it as they try to be safe.

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... with the oxymoronic "chief of the justice department" deciding on the rules in supposed accordance with "a lot of legislation", all of which prevents citizens from knowing what they are allowed to say and afraid to say it as they try to be safe.

I agree that it prevents citizens from knowing what they are allowed to say or do. However, it's not the department chief deciding on the rules.

A new law, or a change to an existing law, starts with a proposal. Then government sets up an enquiry. This is usually led by a comitté of experts, politicians and government officials put together by a government department. Their job is basically to clarify and work out the details of the proposal.

The comitté issues a report that different organizations and government bodies can review. After the review the government hands the proposal over to the legislative council.

The legaslative council makes a judicial preview of the proposal, which they then present to the department or comitté. With the critique from the council the department makes a proposition where they present the suggested legislation.

Propositions are critiqued by the heads of the legislative assembly. The critique and alternative motions are then debated in the legislative assembly. This can result in a few twists and turns before the legislative assembly votes on the new proposition. If the proposition passes it becomes legislation(or, to be more exact, the part of the proposition that specifies the new legislation).

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This whole body of work that preceeds new legislation is an important legal source. It provides context and important reasoning. What the department chief lays out in the proposition is one of the most important legal sources. However, it is not legislation.

Other important sources are precedential cases, especially from the Supreme Court.

Criminal law relies more heavily on legislation, unlike other areas of law. This is because, just as you say, it's important that citizens know what they are allowed to say or do.

The law against hate speech is a result of moral panic and cowardice. It was first introduced to stop the spread of antisemitism, and is now more generally targeted against "uncomfortable" and offensive ideas. It's basically stating that you have freedom of speech, as long as you don't exercise it by being too offensive. And instead of the Supreme Court making a real stand, they ignore due process and just point to their friends in the European Court.

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The law used to send neo-Nazis to court for displaying their insignia and gestures in public, but it has now become a real disaster due to the rise of multiculturalism and ME immigration. They couldn't have asked for better allies among the natives of the the country-to-be-conquered. The Swedish government is an accomplice of the aggressors in the war against the West.

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Hate speech is a phony baloney concept. There are only two kinds of speech. Speech that the Powers That Be Permit and Speech that the Powers That Be do not permit.

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