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CHECK THE FACTS MR. PRESIDENT. YOU'RE WRONG ON MUSLIMS

     True to his nature, President Obama consistently defends Islam. He found it necessary in his speech last week to assure us we are “not at war with Islam.”  Ironically, he orated the exact same statement in 2009, four years ago. Why must he continually tell us we’re not at war with Islam? President Bush told us the same thing in 2001. If we are constantly being told we’re not at war against Islam, there must be a reason. Eh?
       In Cairo, 2009, he even told the world that Islam had made many contributions to American life. Even the liberals are still scratching their heads over that one.
     Our last two presidents have said that Islam is “a religion of peace” and should not be held responsible for all the turmoil in the world, that it’s only the work of a few “extremists.” In that speech last week, Mr. Obama goes on to claim that the Muslim American community has, “consistently rejected terrorism”
     Is that so?  Let’s check the record.
     Studies have been conducted by a number of organizations to determine how the Muslim American (and international) community feels toward the United States, their attitude about expanding Sharia Law and their opinions in general toward violence and Jihad (Struggle for conquest).    
     According to Jihad Watch, four separate studies since 1998 have determined that 80% of U.S. mosques had been teaching Jihad, Islamic supremacism and hatred toward Jews and Christians.
     The most recent of these studies was conducted in 2011, when one hundred randomly selected mosques were surveyed.  Of those, 81 percent had texts on site that supported violence (51 percent severe; 30 percent mild) in achieving Sharia and imposing Islamic dogma. Only nineteen percent had no texts on site that supported violence. Furthermore, 58 percent of those mosques had previously invited Imams who were known to support violent Jihad.
     Just a few extremists?
     URL links are provided below, with more details.
     Perhaps it would do Mr. Obama well to listen to the other side some time where he’d learn that his statements about American Muslims constantly rejecting violence is a documented falsehood. Then again, would he listen? Would that fit his long range agenda?
     Sure, we’ll see a Muslim leader go public now and then with prepared statements about condemning violence. But they are far and few between. It also begs the sincerity issue when the efforts stop there. One statement, that’s it?
     Here are a few more tidbits according to Pew and other research sources:

  • Pew (2011): One in ten American-born Muslims favor al Qaeda

(How would the media respond if 30 million Americans favored the KKK?)

  • McDonald Laurier Institute:  35% of Canadian Muslims would not repudiate al Qaeda.         
  • World Opinion: Muslim majorities throughout the world agree with al Qaeda’s goal of instituting Islamic law everywhere.
  • Pew: Eight percent of American Muslims support suicide bombings.
  • One in five student Muslims in Great Britain would not report a planned terror attack.
  • Gallup:  38.6% of Muslims believe the 9/11 attacks were justified.
  • A Survey in Paris revealed that three-fourths of Muslim women wear their masks out of fear.
  • Pew:  49% of American Muslims say they are Muslims first, Americans second.
  • Pew:  21% of Muslim Americans support Islamic extremism in their communities
  • BBC: Ten percent of Muslims support killing family members in support of honor.
  • A majroty if young British Muslims believe honor killings are justified.

    Obviously, this can go on ad infinitum. Suffice to say that far more than half of the Islamic world, and in most Islamic-only countries, more than three-quarter of Muslims favor Sharia Law and all the oppression/violence/gender discrimination that comes with it.
     So, Mr. President, it might do you well to bone up on the reality of Islam in the world, and in our nation. Extremists – whatever that means – do not make up a small number. And judging by the more than 21,000 acts of deadly terror world-wide in the last eleven years in the name of God, (an average of 1800 a year) it is far from a religion of peace.
     That’s not to say Americans aren’t willing to share our freedoms with Muslims equally as well as other religious factions. Liberal Americans, specifically, continue to reach out for friendship and acceptance despite all the overwhelming evidence that Islamists, here and abroad, are inbred and indoctrinated into Jihad thinking, which includes hatred of Jews, Christians and infidels in general.
     Many pretend to assimilate, practicing Taqiyya, just as did the 9/11 killers, the Fort Hood shooter, the Boston Marathon bombers, and so forth, until the time is ripe to practice Jihad. But the undeniable, hard truth is that a significant number of Muslims in America hate America, hate Americans, and are part of a long range plan to alter the American way of life forever.
     The statistics formed from numerous studies are available at the links below. I urge everyone to check them out, study them and realize the truth. They totally contradict the president.
     Click here: Muslim Opinion Polls – Challenging the ‘Tiny Minority of Extremists’ Myth
      http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/05/obama-the-best-way-to-prevent-violent-extremism-is-to-work-with-the-muslim-american-community-which-.html
 http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/06/mordechai-kedar-and-david-yerushalmi-new-study-shows-that-only-19-of-mosques-in-us-dont-teach-jihad.html
  Click here: List of Islamic Terror Attacks in America

CHECK THE FACTS MR. PRESIDENT. YOU’RE WRONG ON MUSLIMS

     True to his nature, President Obama consistently defends Islam. He found it necessary in his speech last week to assure us we are “not at war with Islam.”  Ironically, he orated the exact same statement in 2009, four years ago. Why must he continually tell us we’re not at war with Islam? President Bush told us the same thing in 2001. If we are constantly being told we’re not at war against Islam, there must be a reason. Eh?

       In Cairo, 2009, he even told the world that Islam had made many contributions to American life. Even the liberals are still scratching their heads over that one.

     Our last two presidents have said that Islam is “a religion of peace” and should not be held responsible for all the turmoil in the world, that it’s only the work of a few “extremists.” In that speech last week, Mr. Obama goes on to claim that the Muslim American community has, “consistently rejected terrorism”

     Is that so?  Let’s check the record.

     Studies have been conducted by a number of organizations to determine how the Muslim American (and international) community feels toward the United States, their attitude about expanding Sharia Law and their opinions in general toward violence and Jihad (Struggle for conquest).    

     According to Jihad Watch, four separate studies since 1998 have determined that 80% of U.S. mosques had been teaching Jihad, Islamic supremacism and hatred toward Jews and Christians.

     The most recent of these studies was conducted in 2011, when one hundred randomly selected mosques were surveyed.  Of those, 81 percent had texts on site that supported violence (51 percent severe; 30 percent mild) in achieving Sharia and imposing Islamic dogma. Only nineteen percent had no texts on site that supported violence. Furthermore, 58 percent of those mosques had previously invited Imams who were known to support violent Jihad.

     Just a few extremists?

     URL links are provided below, with more details.

     Perhaps it would do Mr. Obama well to listen to the other side some time where he’d learn that his statements about American Muslims constantly rejecting violence is a documented falsehood. Then again, would he listen? Would that fit his long range agenda?

     Sure, we’ll see a Muslim leader go public now and then with prepared statements about condemning violence. But they are far and few between. It also begs the sincerity issue when the efforts stop there. One statement, that’s it?

     Here are a few more tidbits according to Pew and other research sources:

  • Pew (2011): One in ten American-born Muslims favor al Qaeda

(How would the media respond if 30 million Americans favored the KKK?)

  • McDonald Laurier Institute:  35% of Canadian Muslims would not repudiate al Qaeda.         
  • World Opinion: Muslim majorities throughout the world agree with al Qaeda’s goal of instituting Islamic law everywhere.
  • Pew: Eight percent of American Muslims support suicide bombings.
  • One in five student Muslims in Great Britain would not report a planned terror attack.
  • Gallup:  38.6% of Muslims believe the 9/11 attacks were justified.
  • A Survey in Paris revealed that three-fourths of Muslim women wear their masks out of fear.
  • Pew:  49% of American Muslims say they are Muslims first, Americans second.
  • Pew:  21% of Muslim Americans support Islamic extremism in their communities
  • BBC: Ten percent of Muslims support killing family members in support of honor.
  • A majroty if young British Muslims believe honor killings are justified.

    Obviously, this can go on ad infinitum. Suffice to say that far more than half of the Islamic world, and in most Islamic-only countries, more than three-quarter of Muslims favor Sharia Law and all the oppression/violence/gender discrimination that comes with it.

     So, Mr. President, it might do you well to bone up on the reality of Islam in the world, and in our nation. Extremists – whatever that means – do not make up a small number. And judging by the more than 21,000 acts of deadly terror world-wide in the last eleven years in the name of God, (an average of 1800 a year) it is far from a religion of peace.

     That’s not to say Americans aren’t willing to share our freedoms with Muslims equally as well as other religious factions. Liberal Americans, specifically, continue to reach out for friendship and acceptance despite all the overwhelming evidence that Islamists, here and abroad, are inbred and indoctrinated into Jihad thinking, which includes hatred of Jews, Christians and infidels in general.

     Many pretend to assimilate, practicing Taqiyya, just as did the 9/11 killers, the Fort Hood shooter, the Boston Marathon bombers, and so forth, until the time is ripe to practice Jihad. But the undeniable, hard truth is that a significant number of Muslims in America hate America, hate Americans, and are part of a long range plan to alter the American way of life forever.

     The statistics formed from numerous studies are available at the links below. I urge everyone to check them out, study them and realize the truth. They totally contradict the president.

     Click here: Muslim Opinion Polls – Challenging the ‘Tiny Minority of Extremists’ Myth

      http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/05/obama-the-best-way-to-prevent-violent-extremism-is-to-work-with-the-muslim-american-community-which-.html

 http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/06/mordechai-kedar-and-david-yerushalmi-new-study-shows-that-only-19-of-mosques-in-us-dont-teach-jihad.html

  Click here: List of Islamic Terror Attacks in America

A FRANK MOVIE REVIEW: "A LATE QUARTET" – 9 1/2

Rarely do I write movie reviews from viewing a rental. But there are some readers who need to know about this picture.
“A Late Quartet” (rel. 2012) is for viewers who appreciate great drama about human passion, with fine acting and some good excerpts of classical music. Add to the story; love, lust, obsession, infidelity, trust, the bane of aging and how music embodies the very soul of dedicated lifetime musicians.
Twenty-five years of performing quartet music around the world, four artists bonded as a virtual family, but one that eventually breaks apart as latent jealousies emerge and one member develop a debilitating illness which threatens the future existence of the foursome.
The four love one another as they would love their own children, parents and spouses rolled into one. But the once that stable house of cards crumbles, never-before known feelings about one another out into the open. The story offers unpredictable struggles that may shock the viewer, realizing that these master musicians are only human after all.
The stars: Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Mark Ivanir, are as good as they get.
Some critics of the movie will be musicians like myself who immediately detect that the actors are not actually playing the instruments and that camera angles and clever directing are able to fool most of the audience. To be fair, it is an impossible task to cast great actors who are also advanced musicians. They are rare, indeed.
Picky picky.
This is a 2012 movie which undoubtedly bombed at the box office, which means it’s a great dramatic movie worth 9 ½ points out of ten.
Sorry folks, no guns, car chases, farts or fantasy figures. Just a plot, great acting, good writing and characters that bring out the depths of emotions within a captive audience.
Recommended strongly for student musicians and lovers of classical music.
Rent it.
Click here: A LATE QUARTET Trailer – YouTube

A FRANK MOVIE REVIEW: “A LATE QUARTET” – 9 1/2

Rarely do I write movie reviews from viewing a rental. But there are some readers who need to know about this picture.

“A Late Quartet” (rel. 2012) is for viewers who appreciate great drama about human passion, with fine acting and some good excerpts of classical music. Add to the story; love, lust, obsession, infidelity, trust, the bane of aging and how music embodies the very soul of dedicated lifetime musicians.

Twenty-five years of performing quartet music around the world, four artists bonded as a virtual family, but one that eventually breaks apart as latent jealousies emerge and one member develop a debilitating illness which threatens the future existence of the foursome.

The four love one another as they would love their own children, parents and spouses rolled into one. But the once that stable house of cards crumbles, never-before known feelings about one another out into the open. The story offers unpredictable struggles that may shock the viewer, realizing that these master musicians are only human after all.

The stars: Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Mark Ivanir, are as good as they get.

Some critics of the movie will be musicians like myself who immediately detect that the actors are not actually playing the instruments and that camera angles and clever directing are able to fool most of the audience. To be fair, it is an impossible task to cast great actors who are also advanced musicians. They are rare, indeed.

Picky picky.

This is a 2012 movie which undoubtedly bombed at the box office, which means it’s a great dramatic movie worth 9 ½ points out of ten.

Sorry folks, no guns, car chases, farts or fantasy figures. Just a plot, great acting, good writing and characters that bring out the depths of emotions within a captive audience.

Recommended strongly for student musicians and lovers of classical music.

Rent it.

Click here: A LATE QUARTET Trailer – YouTube

ONE WEEK'S RECAP FOR THE RELIGION OF PEACE

       This blog will present an average week in the world of Islam, the religion of peace, and minimize the editorials.  Rather, I’ll provide the links to several current articles and allow readers decide for themselves. We don’t hear about most of this is the mainstream media because, frankly speaking, it’s too much to keep up with.
      First, please visit this web site and note the statistics on the left column. 
      www.thereligionofpeace.com
     Thus far, since 9/11/01, there have been nearly 21,000 documented acts of terror, perpetrated by Islamists, resulting in random heaps of dead bodies – mostly Muslims. This does not count war dead in Afghanistan and Iraq.
     We’re told that it’s only a few “extremists” that are causing the problems and that Islam is a religion of peace. 
     Nevertheless, the Monthly Islamic Jihad international terror report for April 2013 stacks up like this:
      202 Attacks
      25 CountrieS
     957 Dead bodies
    2403 Critically injured
 Bear in mind, these are all at the whim of the Religion of Peace, which – according to our nation’s government – should never be associated with terrorism. You heard me right; Our present government – under Barack Hussein Obama – has ordered all training and manuals for federal law enforcement to cease using the word “Islam” in association with “terror,” as though one has nothing to do with the other.
     That’s like saying that Germans had nothing to do with Nazism.
     Or…the KKK has nothing to do with racism.
      If interested researchers would like to know more about the truth of Islamic terror and Jihad, there are numerous books and informational web sites for the asking. There is an ocean of information out there for the open minded.
      So, let’s see what the latest news is for this week where those few extremists keep giving Islam a bad name.
 1.      On a London street, a British soldier was slaughtered in broad daylight by two Muslim men screaming Allahu Akbar. The soldier was minced by a machete and then beheaded by a meat cleaver…all for no other reason than being a non-Muslim and a representative of the British government. Don’t listen to me, read for yourself:
          Click here: Muslims Screaming “Allahu Akbar” Behead British Soldier on Public Street – Atlas Shrugs
 2.      A Muslim political candidate lost an election in Pakistan to an opponent who supported freedom for Christians. The loser, Mehr Sattar accessed a Mosque loudspeaker and began demanding revenge against Christians.  The result; about 100 Christians were attacked by Muslims.  This is but one attack in an on-going series of attacks against Christians in Pakistan. (And in Egypt, and Tunisia and Mali and Iraq and…et al.)
      Click here: Pakistan: Calls for attacks on Christians emanate from Mosque loudspeakers
 3.       Here’s another example of the risk of being a non-Muslim in Pakistan, as a Christian Girl is murdered for – being a Christian.
           Click here: Pakistan: Muslims attack Christian village, murder Christian teenager – Jihad Watch
 4.       Here are recent stories about Muslim gangs constantly overrunning Stockholm, Sweden. 
           Click here: Gangs of ‘Youths’ Overrun Stockholm | FrontPage Magazine
           Click here: Jihad Watch
 5.       Islamists in Niger deployed suicide bombers at a military barracks, killing twenty innocent people and injuring scores more.
           Click here: BBC News – Mokhtar Belmokhtar ‘masterminded’ Niger suicide bombs
 6.       Luxor, Egypt.  Seven male members of a Muslim family systematically murdered a mother and her two daughters for their “behavior.”  Then they threw their bodies in the Nile River.  Honor killings are not uncommon in Islam. About fifteen murders take place every day (that we know of) around the world, including the United States.
           Click here: Egypt: Mother and Daughters Killed by Muslim Relatives for Their ‘Behavior’ – Jihad Watch
     As this article is prepared, a commercial aircraft from Pakistan has been diverted and forced to land in Stansted, England.  The pilot was out of communication from towers for some time. Two men have been arrested for “endangerment” of an aircraft. More news is pending…none of which is likely to be a surprise.
      That’s the current ( and incomplete) report – for part of a week — from the world of Islamic activity proving daily, that it is the religion of peace.  Other bombings have taken place in Afghanistan and Pakistan killing scores of men, women and children, mostly Muslims, primarily over their differences in religious beliefs, i.e. Sunni vs Shiite.  
     Within Christianity, Judaism, and other religions, there are several factions that divide their churches. But rarely – in the present world – do we ever learn of random murder among Christians and Jews in the name of God.
      Yet, we are forced to continually focus on the religion of peace as we count the body bags on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis.  And then, our government representatives, from the president on down, tell us there is no war with Islam. Who are they trying to snow?
     Why do so many thousands of airports throughout the globe spend billions upon billions of dollars on security every day? Answer: Fear of Islamic Terror.
     Peace!