1. Obama and the CDC seem to differ on the method of transmission of Ebola
Listed among their online recommendations for travelers journeying to Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria or Sierra Leone, the CDC advises travelers who begin to exhibit possible Ebola symptoms and choose to visit a doctor to “Limit your contact with other people when you travel to the doctor; avoid public transportation.”
(Speaking of Obama’s lack of medical expertise, watch this video. But as you do, remember how the media acted when Bush pronounced the word ‘nuclear’ as all Texans do. And then notice that you probably never even heard about Obama’s odd way of saying O.B.G.Y.N.)
(Reuters) – Thousands of people “will most likely be massacred” if Kobani falls to Islamic State fighters, a U.N. envoy said on Friday, as militants fought deeper into the besieged Syrian Kurdish town in full view of Turkish tanks that have done nothing to intervene.
U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura said Kobani could suffer the same fate as the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, where 8,000 Muslims were murdered by Serbs in 1995, Europe’s worst atrocity since World War Two, while U.N. peacekeepers failed to protect them.
The report Friday in the al-Rai newspaper cites high-level Washington-based European diplomats, who said a “foreign country” was responsible for the bombing of the military base and suspected nuclear facility.
The report also says that Western intelligence agencies believe that Iran has been conducting tests at Parchin. The bombing thwarted the tests, according to the report.
Hezbollah said Wednesday the attack on Lebanon’s border with Israel that left two Israeli soldiers injured was a “message” for Israel.
4. For those who want a good laugh, google the following string complete with quotes:
“Nothing to do with Islam”
(Wouldn’t it be interesting if they decided to use the Islamic declaration of rights as specified in the official document submitted to the UN under the name, ‘Cairo declaration of muslim rights’ or something very much like that instead of our rights definitions. Then I think we could tell muslims they couldn’t use a public sidewalk)
“Powerful people” are grooming young Britons in an attempt to get them to join Islamist militants in the Middle East, according to Sucdi Ali.
Ms Ali said her family are “heartbroken” over suggestions schoolgirl Yusra Hussien, 15, may have become a “jihadi bride” after she secretly left her Bristol home more than two weeks ago.
She believes the teenager, who visited her in London over the summer, was radicalised online after spending increasing amounts of time on her laptop and smart phone and begged her to come home.
“If it can happen to Yusra it can happen to anyone,” Ms Ali said.
(apparently she used a mobi)
Thank you GoV., M., Richard, Maria J., and more who sent in material. The exploded buildings near Ottawa are now officially considered suspicious and are being investigated by the appropriate division of the police. Which already makes Canada less corrupt than the US which uses the Homeland Security organization to cover up terror and exploding buildings.
A document by Stephen Coughlin for
In the comments on Geert Wilders’ open letter to Pope Francis, a reader named MH indicated that he was unfamiliar with — or was pretending to be unfamiliar with — the Islamic doctrine of abrogation as it applies to contradictory verses within the Koran.
In a nutshell, any earlier verse of the Koran is considered “abrogated” if a later verse contradicts it. The chronology of the suras of the Koran has been well-established by a consensus of Islamic scholars, so an observant Muslim can be in no doubt as to whether any particular verse of the Koran is binding upon him under Islamic law.
Retired U.S. Army Major Stephen Coughlin is one of the foremost experts on Islamic law in the Western world. Several years ago I had the privilege of helping with the editing of material that Steve was putting together, including the following section on the Koranic basis for the doctrine of abrogation. The text below is reproduced with his permission.
The Doctrine of Abrogation
By Maj. Stephen Coughlin
At the very pinnacle of Islamic law is the Koran, which is the uncreated word of God as revealed through his Prophet.
So what is abrogation?
This is what Imran Ahsan Khan Nyazee has to say about abrogation in Islamic Jurisprudence:
Now why would the guardian run a story now trying to change the understanding that aisha was 19 years old when the vast majority of muslims believe that when was 9 years old when mohamed raped her. You will see they are running a poll on the FB app to see who agrees with this garbage, currently that shows that 173 readers agree that she was 19, 17 disagree, this is a total contradiction of how the vast majority of muslims understand islam. But funnily enough there won’t be any protests outside any embassies over this. Saudi Arabia and Iran, the 2 homes of the sections of islam both allow paedophilia as proscribed by Mohamed.
‘The Qur’an says that marriage is valid only between consenting adults, and that a woman has the right to choose her own spouse.’ Photograph: Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images
Monday 17 September 2012
Writing about Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, the Orientalist scholar W Montgomery Watt wrote: “Of all the world’s great men, none has been so much maligned as Muhammad.” His quote seems all the more poignant in light of the Islamophobic film Innocence of Muslims, which has sparked riots from Yemen to Libya and which, among other slanders, depicts Muhammad as a paedophile.
This claim is a recurring one among critics of Islam, so its foundation deserves close scrutiny.
Critics allege that Aisha was just six years old when she was betrothed to Muhammad, himself in his 50s, and only nine when the marriage was consummated. They base this on a saying attributed to Aisha herself (Sahih Bukhari volume 5, book 58, number 234), and the debate on this issue is further complicated by the fact that some Muslims believe this to be a historically accurate account. Although most Muslims would not consider marrying off their nine-year-old daughters, those who accept this saying argue that since the Qur’an states that marriage is void unless entered into by consenting adults, Aisha must have entered puberty early.
They point out that, in seventh-century Arabia, adulthood was defined as the onset of puberty. (This much is true, and was also the case in Europe: five centuries after Muhammad’s marriage to Aisha, 33-year-old King John of England married 12-year-old Isabella of Angoulême.) Interestingly, of the many criticisms of Muhammad made at the time by his opponents, none focused on Aisha’s age at marriage.
big snip.. go to http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2012/sep/17/muhammad-aisha-truth to read the rest
Those who manipulate her story to justify the abuse of young girls, and those who manipulate it in order to depict Islam as a religion that legitimises such abuse have more in common than they think. Both demonstrate a disregard for what we know about the times in which Muhammad lived, and for the affirmation of female autonomy which her story illustrates.
• This article was amended on 17 September 2012. It originally stated that King John was 44 when he married Isabella of Angoulême. This has been corrected.
Last weekend a truly historical conference took place in Belgium. A conference where some of the worlds most knowledgable people on this moment of history gathered to try and establish a bulwark against the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s attempt to legislate Western nations’ established law enforcement agencies to swap out freedom of speech and genuine individual liberties, and replace them with, and enforce sharia based ones.
I will be posting some rather massive and clear evidence on this hopefully later on today or tonight. For the moment, I will post some of the speeches given by those who understand the threat and the methodology of the OIC, very possibly the defacto face of a resurfaced Caliphate, and its bed partner, the Ikhwan (Muslim Brotherhood.)
To start with, Prof. Hans Jansen. Those of you who followed the Geert Wilders trial may already be aware of him. He was one of the very few people that the Dutch Crown would allow to submit testimony (but not appear physically in court) for the defence.
That testimony, read by the judge as no actual witnesses were allowed to appear for Geert, is here.
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His biography below:
Prof. Dr Johannes J.G. Jansen (Amsterdam 1942) was Houtsma professor for Contemporary Islamic Thought in the Department of Arabic, Persian and Turkish at the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands) from 2003 till his retirement in 2008.
Dr Jansen taught Arabic and Islamic Studies at Leiden University from 1982 till May 2005. From early 1979 till the summer of 1982 he was director of the Dutch research center in Cairo, the Nederlands Instituut voor Arabische Studiën en Egyptische Archeologie. He also taught at Groningen University (1975-1979) and at Amsterdam University (1982).
He studied in Amsterdam (1960-1964), Cairo (1966-1967) and Leiden (1964-1968). He received degrees from the Theological Faculty of Amsterdam University (Biblical Hebrew and the History of Philosophy, 1961), the Amsterdam University Faculty of Arts (BA, Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic, 1964) and the Leiden Faculty of Arts (MA, Arabic, Turkish, and History of the Middle East). He received a doctorate at Leiden in 1974. In Dutch he writes as ‘Hans Jansen’. In 2010 and 2011 he was witness for the defense in the trial against Geert Wilders. See also: www.arabistjansen.nl
It seems like just yesterday when Hamas called a ceasefire.
Oh wait, yeah, it was yesterday. Seems these guys following the perfect example of Mohamed, can’t keep their own word for even 24 hours. Oh wait, sorry.
They can’t go 24 hours without ‘abrogating’ their own word.
A short while ago, IAF aircraft targeted a terrorist in the northern Gaza Strip, during final preparations to fire a rocket at Israel. A hit was confirmed.
During the past week over 150 rockets hit Israel.
The IDF will not tolerate any attempt by terrorist groups to target Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, and will continue to operate against those who use terror against the State of Israel. The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.