Shariah law can't stop what it doesn't expect.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sometimes A Little Human Kindness.... Is Too Much

Multiculturalism gone wrong.

Women Against Shariah has posted this very interesting story about a feud stoked to flames in a Toronto apartment building- all because one man , Matthew Coutts, had the audacity to greet a Muslim wife with a friendly "good morning." Matt describes himself as hugely friendly man, one who runs errans for unfamiliar neighbors in the pouring rain and strikes up storms of conversations in the laundry room. Your typical, outgoing, well-meaning neighbor. But when he greeted the wife of the new Muslim couple across the hall, they confronted Matt and demanded that he not speak to the wife nor look at her.

Now, make no mistake. I'm not calling this couple a pair of jihadi-crazed Islamic radicals. But their behavior is exemplary of a disturbing trend we've seen growing among the more fundamentalist Muslim immigrants in the Western world over the past 6 or 7 years; a refusal to integrate into the societies they immigrate to.

This is no isolated example. Just take a look at Britain; where it had its own British culture 5 years ago, it's now steeped in Shariah-like culture. Look at Michigan, too.

For anyone who's pounding their desk screaming 'racist' right now, let me put it to you in another context; Mexican immigrants, legal or not, cross into America in search of work so they can make money to send back to their poverty-stricken families in Mexico. Many Asian immigrants- Chinese, Korean, Japanese, etc.- come here for similar reasons.

But they INTEGRATE. They adapt to their surroundings, and respect their home-away-from-home's culture and social laws. Many of these Mexican and Asian families hold on to their cultural roots in America. Many of them don't even speak English. That's fine. That's America.

But when you come to this country, demand that your boss give you 5 breaks a day to pray, demand that your local hospital remove a cross depicting Jesus Christ because it offends your religion, and get into fights over a friendly, everyday "Good morning", it all belies an ulterior reluctance to integrate into the society you've thrust yourself into. If someone moves to a country, they need to be ready to learn the cultural and social laws of the land. At the very least, they better damn well learn to accept them. If I moved to Saudi Arabia tomorrow, I'm not about to expect the entire Saudi community change their way of life to make me feel more at home. If I wasn't comfortable in a foreign setting, then I have no business traveling to Saudi Arabia in the first place.

If adaptation is necessary, then it's the immigrant's job to adapt to a foreign society, not the other way around.

The sad fact is that for these fundamentalist Muslims, multiculturalism is a one-way street. They're operating under this belief that their host countries owe it to them to flip the mountains upside down and alter the orbit of the sun to make them feel more comfortable. No, no one should have to give up their roots and personal way of life when moving to a new country. But don't impose on the country that was gracious enough to bring you in, be it America, Kurdistan, or South Korea.

I love experiencing foreign culture. It's my dream to travel the world and immerse myself in different cultures. I would love nothing more than to travel abroad and throw myself into Japan, France, India, Greece, even a more moderate Arab country for a couple years. But when I do, I'm not about to demand that my host country and its citizens change their ways of life just to suit me.

Yes, Muslim immigrants have the freedom to come to the United States and keep to their own culture. As they should. And I'm sure they're wonderful people. But they do not have the right to forbid us from enjoying our own. If you come to America, be prepared to deal with an American society.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Muslim Student Union's Co-sponsors Withdraw From Anti-Israel Week

5 UC Irvine campus organizations withdrew their co-sponsorship from the MSU's anti-Israel week. Have a look-see at a campus paper article covering the matter, courtesy of yours truly.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Soda: Just Another Jewish Conspiracy

Do you know what P-E-P-S-I stands for?

Loving the fact that this jagoff doesn't even know how many pennies are in a dollar.

Bibi Tells Obama 'No' On Flying UN Flag Over Jerusalem

Seems like Obama thinks it's his duty to solve the Israeli-Palestinian crisis single-handedly.

Arutz Sheva reports:

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed at the Mercaz HaRav yeshiva in Jerusalem Thursday night that the Israeli flag will continue to fly over the Western Wall (Kotel). The first prime minister in years to appear at the venerable yeshiva on Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day), he ignored U.S. President Barack Obama’s apparent trial balloon that he wants to see the United Nations flag fly over the Old City holy sites.


Prime Minister Netanyahu declared, "The flag that flies over the Kotel is the Israeli flag... Our holy places, the Temple Mount -- will remain under Israeli sovereignty forever.”

Nevermind the insult of the suggestion to fly the flag of the UN over Jerusalem in place of an Israeli flag when the UN has been so obsessed with damning Israel and holding it to insane double-standards. Nevermind the audacity and slap in the face such a suggestion entails. Nevermind that.

Anyone who's been following Obama's stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can spot from a mile away the ulterior goal of Obama's desire to have a UN flag flying over Jerusalem. First comes the flag, next a suggestion of constructing a UN building in Jerusalem, then giving that building some legal authority in the city, and before you know it Israel has lost control of Jerusalem so that part of it can be given to Fatah to placate their insane demand of East Jerusalem. Which begs the question... how stupid does Obama think Bibi is?

Bibi's response is music to the ears, soothing for the soul and reassuring on the mind. Bless this man for having the courage to stand up for Israel and say 'No' to Obama. A man of this caliber has been a long time coming to Israel in this modern day.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Good News and Bad News

May is always a busy month for me, and all because of Israel work. Once my life becomes less like a runaway train, you'll be seeing normal updates again.

To keep you occupied until then, have some news.

Senate votes to block funds to close Gitmo and the release of terrorists into America

Iran test launches missile (again) with over 1,200 mile range- enough to reach Israel

Monday, May 18, 2009

CAMERA on the Muslim Student Union

CAMERA (Committe for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) is a very respected organization dedicated to monitoring, as you can guess, media and news concerned with the Middle East. They keep their eyes open for bias and falsities in the media.

They've provided me with some interesting analysis on UCI's Muslim Student Union's frequent choice of media.


Anna Baltzer

Occupation 101

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

5 Miami Men Convicted of Sears Tower Attack Plot

The "Liberty City Seven"

And wouldn't you know it, Islamic radicals had a hand in it.

The Chicago Tribune reports:
Prosecutors Richard Gregorie and Jacqueline Arango focused on the group's intent as captured on dozens of FBI audio and video recordings. Batiste [one of the convicted men] is repeatedly heard espousing violence against the U.S. government and saying the men should start a "full ground war" that would "kill all the devils."

"I want to fight some jihad," Batiste says on one tape.

A key piece of evidence is an FBI video of the entire group pledging an oath of allegiance, or "bayat," to al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden in a March 16, 2006, ceremony led by an Arabic-speaking FBI informant posing as "Brother Mohammed" from al-Qaida. Testimony also showed the men took photographs and video of possible targets in Miami, including the FBI building, a courthouse complex and a synagogue.
So not only do we have to worry about Muslim beserkers embedding themselves in our society, but now we have to worry about Americans who are braindead enough to listen the ranting of said beserkers.

I'd give more commentary, but I'm running on three hours of sleep at the moment. You guys are smart enough to understand this without my bitching, though.

In a related vein to my lack of sleep, the Muslim Student Union on our campus is hosting their annual anti-Israel week. I'll have more on that fun prospect next week.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Roxana Saberi Released From Iranian Prison

Roxana Saberi, the journalist and 1997 Miss North Dakota that Iran had jailed for bogus espionage charges, is now free.

Why Iran's government would act in the way of logic, I can only guess. Most likely to placate the US and buy some more time to develop its nuke.

Case in point, as the Wall Street Journal reports:

According to Mr. Khorramshahi, the judges explicitly stated in their verdict that Ms. Saberi could be released because "there was no animosity between Iran and the United States."

"No animosity". Who do they think they're fooling, with their clown of a president talking shit about the US everyday?

Either way, Ms. Saberi is free to leave Iran. Thank God for small miracles.

Friday, May 8, 2009

AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington DC

For those of you who don't know, AIPAC is the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee. It's the largest pro-Israel lobby in America and has brought in guest speakers like Barack Obama (I'll take what I can get), Bill & Hillary Clinton, and George W. Bush.

The Policy Conference is spread over the course of three days. It's primarily made up of lectures in Israel advocacy, and is hosted in the Washington Convention Center (an em-effing hayooj building) in DC. I attended lectures on the sort of language to use when advocating for Israel and the threat of Islamic radicalism to the world. I had scheduled a lecture addressing why Christians are so faithful to Israel, but I ended up going to see the monuments and memorials (Washington, Lincoln, WWII, etc.) instead.

Each day was started off early in the morning with a formal seminar in the main ballroom, less than half of which easily held over 7,000 Zionists, both Jewish and goyim. Shimon Peres himself came to speak to us on the second day before his visit to the White House the next day. Benjamin Netenyahu spoke to us live via satellite at a gala that same night, 3 AM Israel time. John Kerry and Joe Biden spoke the following morning amidst a visit from over half of Congress and half of the House of Representatives.

The third day ended with everyone travelling to Capitol Hill to lobby their senators for support for 2 bills:

1) Imposing sanctions on any US company that does business with Iran (to stop their nuclear bomb)
2) Giving $2.775 billion in foreign aid to Israel (less than 1% of the foreign aid budget)

While in Capitol Hill, I met the CEO of computer gaming giant Blizzard, Michael Morhaime. Needless to say, I was more than a little surprised to shake his hand at a pro-Israel lobby meeting.

The experience was amazing, to say the least. I was able to experience Washington DC and its gorgeous architecture for the first time and made a lot of important contacts, including those of congressmen. I highly suggest going next year. AIPAC helps pay the cost of the trip, hotel, and conference registraion costs (a total that can run as high as $750) for college students it has noticed making a commitment to the pro-Israel community.

More importantly, though, the conference was soothing for the soul. As someone who has to deal with anti-Israel rhetoric almost daily, being around 7,000 Zionist delegates and seeing Joe Biden speak in support of us did wonders for a tired and worn dedication. We're not alone.