Sunday, 15 July 2007

A TASTE OF THE FUTURE: PART 17

Ken Berwitz

Here is the latest installment of how your world will be if radical islam wins the global war it is fighting and ends western civilization. 

You can find this and other similar nuggets of  the future at either www.islamqa.com, or www.sweetness-light.com (which periodically posts from the islamic site).

Molestation of mahrams

Question:

My paternal uncle molested me several times. And after that I told my father what had happened, but his reaction did not reflect the seriousness of what my uncle did to me. Now I see my father is on very good terms with my uncle, and he invites him to stay overnight with us in our house, and he treats him very kindly. I cannot stand this. What is the punishment for my father? And if I feel hatred towards my father, is there any sin on me?.

Answer:

Praise be to Allaah.

You did well to complain about your uncle to your father. It was a wise move that is indicative of wisdom, good character and religious commitment. We ask Allaah to give your more of His bounty and to protect you. But you should not hasten to pass judgement on your father and hate him, or doubt his keenness to protect you and take care of you.  

Yes, he should be more firm with his brother who molested you several times. The least that he should do is not let him stay overnight in your house and trust him with his house, family and honour. Rather he should not let him visit you and see you. The gheerah (protective jealousy) that is prescribed in shareeah means that he should threaten to sever ties with him, because children are a trust that is given to their father, and he is responsible for protecting and taking care of this trust. 

It was narrated from Ibn Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet SAWS (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Each of you is a shepherd and each of you is responsible for his flock. A man is the shepherd of his household and is responsible for his flock. Narrated by al-Bukhaari (2554) and Muslim (1829). 

But some fathers fall short in that due to lack of awareness and poor judgement, or because they place excessive trust in their brother, or they feel that their brother has repented and regrets it, and that his molestation was just a mistake. 

Do not hasten to accuse your father and think that he is neglecting his honour and that of his daughters. Try to resolve this issue by talking to him frankly and discussing with him, and seek the help of your mother and siblings. Try to convince him of the seriousness of the matter and that he should not take it lightly, especially since he did react, but his reaction was weak as you described in your question. Whatever the case, it indicates that your father is concerned to some extent.  

If he wants to give his brother a second chance, that should not be by giving him permission to stay overnight at your house, for that is helping the shaytaan to gain power over him. Rather he should stay away from you and not mixing with you. If he wants to stay in touch with him, that should be between them, without you, the family members, having anything to do with it.  

If your father insists Allaah forbid on bringing his brother to mix with you and welcoming him to your house, it is not permissible for you to keep quiet and agree in that case. You have to be strong and courageous so that you can complain about your father to the closest people to your family who you think are religiously committed, of good character and wise, and seek their help to resolve the problem that you are facing. You will certainly find someone who will understand the seriousness of the situation and will be the best help to you in sha Allaah. 

Throughout all this you have to observe full shari hijab. In many cases molestation among relatives happens because of carelessness in covering the awrah in front of them, so you will see a girl wearing very tight clothes, and uncovering her legs and arms and more than that, on the basis that she is sitting with her mahrams, but she does not know that the shaytaan may whisper to a person to commit every haraam action, and that a person may be tempted by what he sees of his mahrams charms, especially if he is young. 

You have to keep away from the places where this uncle of yours can see you, and cut off all ties with him completely. Do not sit in a gathering where he is, and do not say salaams to him. If you can find a house of one of your mahrams who is of good character and religious commitment, then go and stay there until this bad uncle leaves your house. 

Here we should point out an important matter, if no appropriate action was taken to deal with this problem and if your father is negligent towards the misbehaviour of his treacherous brother; in that case we should point out that the responsibility for yourself and your religious commitment falls on your shoulders, and you should try to make up for this lack of protective jealousy on your fathers part and his failure to take good care of you and look after you, especially with regard to matters of religion and virtue, by maintaining your hijab, and keeping away from haraam mixing and being alone with a member of the opposite sex

Allaah knows your situation, and He knows that you love modesty and hate immorality, and that you are striving to ward off all fitnah. He will decree your reward for that abundantly and in full, in sha Allaah, with no shortfall. 

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): 

Verily, the Muslims (those who submit to Allaah in Islam) men and women, the believers men and women (who believe in Islamic Monotheism), the men and the women who are obedient (to Allaah), the men and women who are truthful (in their speech and deeds), the men and the women who are patient (in performing all the duties which Allaah has ordered and in abstaining from all that Allaah has forbidden), the men and the women who are humble (before their Lord ___ Allaah), the men and the women who give Sadaqaat (i.e. Zakaah and alms), the men and the women who observe Sawm (fast) (the obligatory fasting during the month of Ramadn, and the optional Nawafil fasting), the men and the women who guard their chastity (from illegal sexual acts) and the men and the women who remember Allaah much with their hearts and tongues. Allaah has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise)

[al-Ahzaab 33:35]

And Allaah knows best.  .

Take a good look.  Because this is what will replace western civilization if we allow it to.  And it will be the way YOU live.

If we fight against radical islam we may win and we may lose.  If we do not, we will most assuredly lose because, either way, they will continue fighting.  And if they win, our culture and our civilization is over, to be replaced by what?  Telling young girls that if their uncle molests them it is somehow their fault, while giving a free pass to the molestor and to the father, who KNOWS about it, as he keeps inviting the uncle to sleep over,?       

God help the people who want to live this way.  I know I'm not one of them.  Are you?

We play political games with this lunacy at our own peril.


CORRUPTION, HYPOCRISY AND MEDIA BIAS

Ken Berwitz

From www.anklebitingpundits.com and www.redstate.com we have this interesting little tidbit:.

DCCC chair takes $15K from company he blames for job losses

U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollens Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) recently launched a new offensive: blaming Republicans for the actions of companies in which theyve invested their personal savings. But that strategy may have unintended consequences for House Democrats, including Van Hollen, D-MD, and freshman Democrat Heath Shuler, D-NC, research by the Majority Accountability Project (www.majorityap.com) has found.

Van Hollens first target was U.S. Representative Robin Hayes. The DCCC faulted the North Carolina Republican for the closing of a Philip Morris plant in Concord, NC, since Hayes owns stock in its parent company, Altria.

DCCC officials blasted Hayes, with spokeswoman Krya Jennings claiming he was out of touch, because Altria stock prices rose after announcing that the Philip Morris plant in Concord would close. Hayes is prohibited by House rules from participating in the business decisions of a for-profit corporation, a fact known to Van Hollen and the DCCC.

Read on . . .

While criticizing Hayes, the DCCC might do well to remember the words of another staff member, Doug Thornell, who recently noted the first rule of research dont throw mud thatll hit your own team.

Despite his committees public criticism of Altria, Van Hollen has taken $15,000 in campaign contributions from the company since he became DCCC Chairman. Altrias $15,000 in contributions make the company the most generous corporate contributor to the DCCC, tying them for first place with a host of pharmaceutical, oil, telecommunications and financial services interests, among others.

No contributions have been returned by the DCCC since the announced plant closing.

Van Hollen also failed to note that another Altria investor is Hayes North Carolina colleague, freshman Democrat Heath Shuler.

With the Democrat-controlled Congress unable to complete an energy bill, or promised reforms in Medicares prescription drug program, critics may be able to use Van Hollens new strategy to explain his partys inaction. The Maryland Democrat, a member of House leadership, is personally invested in companies such as Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, and Exxon Mobil.

Are you surprised?  Is this shocking to you?  I know it isn't to me.  A lot of politicians (not all, despite what some doom and gloomers say) are corrupt and/or hypocritical.  And you can find them on both sides of the aisle.

Unfortunately, however, another thing I'm not surprised by is that this particular example is virtually unreported by mainstream media.  Why?  Because we're talking about Democrats. Try and find it on the network news or in the major dailies.

When it comes to corruption and hypocrisy, I am an equal opportunity attacker.  You've seen me go after Republicans as well as Democrats in this blog.  Wouldn't it be nice if mainstream media did the same? 


LOOK WHO PEEKED OUT OF HIS CAVE.....IN OCTOBER OF 2002!!

Ken Berwitz

Earlier today, under the title "Look Who Peeked Out Of His Cave", I posted an Associated Press dispatch which spoke about a "new" video of osama bin laden.  In it, he exhorts his fellow muslims to become martyrs (i.e. they should go out and get themselves killed while he hides like a sewer rat in order NOT to get killed). 

I introduced the article by noting that "... here is the Associated Press report on bin laden, who - at some time in the past, since there was no way to determine a date..." .

Well, now we have our answer.  The date is October 2002.  The Associated Press fell for a re-issue of a short segment from bin laden's video at that time. 

Go to http://hotair.com/archives/2007/07/14/new-osama-video-released/ and see the indisputable proof. -- including stills from the 2002 video to compare to what was put out this week as "new". 

Is bin laden dead?  Well, when was the last time you saw any video from him?  Or heard any audio?  Or saw either audio OR video that indicated a date past 2002?

Personally, while I don't claim to know for sure, my guess is that not only is bin laden dead, but he has been dead for years.  And that's why they have to recycle videos from 2002 to try to fool us into thinking otherwise instead of just shooting a new one.

What do you think?


ZAWAHIRI AND THE RED MOSQUE BLOODBATH

Ken Berwitz

Have you been following the Red Mosque bloodbath?

Here, courtesy of Reuters, are some facts about the mosque, where hardline Islamist students have been confronting the government since January:

- Lal Masjid, or Red Mosque, is regarded as a symbol of radical Islam in Pakistan. It was established in 1965 by Muhammad Abdullah, a cleric believed to have had close ties to dictator General Zia-ul-Haq.

- About 5,000 students study at the two madrasas (seminaries) attached to the mosque.

- The mosque is well known for its criticism of the government and anti-U.S. and pro-Taliban sentiments. Abdul Aziz took over as the chief cleric after the assassination of his father, Abdullah, in 1998.

- He issued a fatwa, or religious decree, in 2005 declaring that Pakistani soldiers killed fighting militants in the northern tribal areas could not be given Muslim funeral rites.

- After the July 2005 bombings in London, police attempted to raid the mosque and the adjoining seminary to investigate its link with one of the bombers. Security forces were prevented from entering the compound by baton-wielding women.

- The mosque has been at odds with the authorities since January when female students occupied a library next door to protest against the destruction of mosques illegally built on state land. The students also pressured owners of music and video shops to close.

Not a very good situation, obviously.  So who steps in to make it 100 times worse?  bin laden's playmate zawahiri, that's who.  Read this report from today's Times of London:.

Bin Ladens deputy behind the Red Mosque bloodbath

AL-QAEDAS leadership secretly directed the Islamic militants whose armed revolt at the Red Mosque in Islamabad ended last week with more than 100 deaths after it was stormed by the Pakistan army.

According to senior intelligence officials, the troops who finally took control discovered letters from Osama Bin Ladens deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri. They were written to Abdul Rashid Ghazi and Abdul Aziz, the brothers who ran the mosque and adjacent madrasah.

Government sources said up to 18 foreign fighters ? including Uzbeks, Egyptians and several Afghans ? had arrived weeks before the final shootout and set up firing ranges to teach students, including children, how to handle weapons.

Al-Qaeda has wanted to open a Pakistan front in its global jihad since President Pervez Musharraf sided with America after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Diplomats were surprised by the speed with which the fugitive Zawahiri condemned the raid and called on Pakistanis to rise up against Musharraf.

The response to his appeal was equally swift. Twenty-seven soldiers were killed when a suicide attacker struck a military convoy in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border yesterday. At least 58 have been killed in bombings and shootings since the Red Mosque crisis began 12 days ago.

This weekend street protests were organised by religious parties as the government dispatched thousands more soldiers to its troubled North West Frontier province.

Some were sent to the Swat Valley, where a suicide car bomber killed three policemen last Thursday and a madrasah controlled by Maulana Fazlullah, a militant mullah, is expected to be the next flashpoint. Fazlullah has been using a radio station to rally support for Al-Qaeda and has urged followers to arm themselves in preparation for a siege.

Ministers blamed the presence of foreign fighters for the breakdown of negotiations at the Red Mosque just as they seemed about to reach a deal to end the standoff peacefully.

According to government sources and western diplomats, Al-Qaeda sought martyrdom instead. They wanted a poster boy for Pakistan and Ghazi was the perfect guy, said one western diplomat.

Ghazi was shot dead in the armys final assault on the mosque a week after his older brother tried to escape disguised in a burqa.

Musharrafs use of overwhelming force to defeat the militants was welcomed not only by international allies in the war on terror but by Pakistans urban middle classes. Advisers were weighing up whether his declaration of war on militants, could be turned to political advantage. .

Despite strong support given to our fight against global terrorism by Tony Blair, the fact remains that a) much of the UK is strongly against getting into this fight and b) much of the UK - especially parts of London - is heavily Muslim and heavily sympathetic to the lunatics who perpetrated this latest horror show.

I would hope that when UKers read this story it will make them think long and hard about the prospects for a similar event taking place in London.  You would think that after the subway bombing, the Piccadilly Circus bombing attempt that was thwarted by nothing other than dumb luck, the attack on Glasgow Airport, etc. etc. etc. they would come to their senses -- and so would a great many other countries which are just as much at risk, like France, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden.

In truth, the gravity of this fight has started to penetrate in all of these places.  But is it happening among enough of the population?  Is it happening fast enough?  Will they DO something about it? 

We can only hope.


LOOK WHO PEEKED OUT OF HIS CAVE

Ken Berwitz

Do as I say, not as I do.  There's a recurring theme of the human experience, if there ever was one.  And there are few groups who practice it more than radical islamists.

Don't you wonder when some of the ignorant saps they send to be shahids (martyrs) dope out that if it's such a great calling, they wouldn't be sending other people to do it, they'd be doing it themselves?

With this in mind, here is the Associated Press report on bin laden, who - at some time in the past, since there was no way to determine a date -- tells his people how great martyrdom is, and then goes back into hiding so HE saves HIS skin:.

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - A new al-Qaida videotape posted Sunday on a militant Web site featured a short, undated clip of a weary-looking Osama bin Laden praising martyrdom.

The bin Laden clip, which lasted less than a minute, was part of a 40- minute video featuring purported al-Qaida fighters in Afghanistan paying tribute to fellow militants who have been killed in the country. It was posted by the group's media production wing.

Bin Laden glorified those who die in the name of jihad, or holy war, saying even the Prophet Muhammad "had been wishing to be a martyr."

"The happy (man) is the one that God has chosen him to be a martyr," added bin Laden, who was shown outdoors wearing army fatigues and looking tired .  

Doesn't that just drip with credibility?  Congratulations to those of you who are dead (of course you can't really hear me say this, because you are dead).  You are glorified, happy and all that stuff.  Now get me the %#@%# back into hiding before someone finds out where I am and makes ME a martyr. 

There aren't many things more pathetic than what bin laden and his playmate zawahiri blather out in these videos. But one, for sure, is the ignorance and gullibility level of anyone who listens to them.


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