Tuesday, March 1, 2011

They Call That Scam "Sharia"

"I'll break your back, and make you humble!"

Tennessee state senator Bill Ketron insists that his proposed anti-Sharia measure (formally known as the "Material Support to Designated Entities Act") is not intended to criminalize the peaceful practice of the Muslim religion. Instead, it would permit the prosecution of those who offer tangible support to entities identified by the state attorney general as "Sharia organizations" devoted to promoting Islamic rule through violence. Such an act would be a felony punishable by a fine of unspecified size and a prison term of up to 15 years.

If enacted and applied with a degree of intellectual honesty, Ketron's measure would require Tennessee law enforcement to shut down every military base and recruiting office in the state, as well as rounding up all resident veterans of "Operation Iraqi Freedom." Promoting Sharia law in Iraq through the use of criminal violence has been the official policy of the United States Government since the new Iraqi constitution was finished in late 2004. 

As U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Stephen Coughlin -- described as the Pentagon's leading expert on Sharia law -- pointed out in a recent deposition: "Article 2 of the Iraqi Constitution states that `Islam is the official religion of the State and it is a fundamental source of legislation.[...] No law that contradicts the established provisions of Islam may be established.'" That constitution was not produced by Iraqis themselves; it was drafted by a committee created by the Coalition Provisional Authority, the U.S-created cabal of social engineers and war profiteers that supervised the occupation and "reconstruction" of Iraq from 2003 until 2005. 

During the past decade, only one formerly secular country fell under the rule of sharia law: Iraq. This wasn't done by al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR, or any of the other Islamist groups that torment the dreams of people suffering from toxic levels of exposure to the War Party's propaganda; it was done by the government afflicting the United States of America.

"Let's see: What freedoms can I trample today...?"
Though his qualifications as an imam are sketchy at best, Tennessee State Senator Ketron  presumes to define "Sharia" as "a legal-political-military doctrinal system combined with certain religious beliefs" that "requires all its adherents to actively and passively support the replacement of America's constitutional republic...." Jihad and sharia, Ketron insists, are "inextricably linked," and the "imposition of sharia on non-sharia adherent states is to be brought about both by criminal and violent means ... and by lawful and non-violent means...." 

This means that even those who peacefully and lawfully practice the tenets of sharia can be considered criminal subversives: 
"The knowing adherence to sharia and to foreign sharia authorities constitutes a conspiracy to further the legal, political, and military doctrine and system which embraces the law of jihad.... The knowing adherence to sharia and to foreign sharia authorities is prima facie evidence of an act in support of the overthrow of the United States government and the government of this state through the abrogation, destruction, or violation of the United States and Tennessee Constitutions by the likely use of imminent criminal violence...."

Once again, if applied with the kind of consistency required by the principle of equal justice under the law, Ketron's measure would dictate the prosecution of military personnel who participated in the patently unconstitutional Iraq war. In addition to deploying U.S. servicemen to kill and die on behalf of sharia, that war -- and the vile policies that sprouted from it -- fortified the "leader principle" at lethal expense to whatever was left of our republican institutions.

Every crime contains at least two components -- the malign intent (mens rea), and the guilty act (actus reus). Perhaps Ketron and his comrades will insist that Iraq war veterans are exempt from the anti-Sharia act because most of them didn't knowingly adhere to the doctrine they were propagating at gunpoint. This would mean that in their case mens rea was absent, despite the violent, criminal acts that were committed. However, in the case of peaceful Muslims, mere belief in their religious code would be construed as both criminal intent, and a guilty act.

Anti-Christian persecution rages in sharia-dominated Iraq

Tennessee's Muslim population, while quite small, is growing -- a trend that has been exploited by compulsive Mosque-baiters seeking to capitalize on fears of "creeping sharia." 

Most of the growth consists of refugees driven from their homes in Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, and other countries that have experienced the healing touch of the Empire's armed benevolence. Ending armed entanglements in, and covert subversion of, Muslim countries would do a great deal to stop the exodus of refugees, and reduce the possibility of cultural conflicts here at home. Ketron doesn't appear interested in solutions that might actually work; like any aspiring Grand Inquisitor, he's much more interested in tearing windows into men's souls.

Among the onerous provisions of Sharia law are restrictions on the sale and consumption of wine and other alcoholic beverages. One possible reason why Sen. Ketron is so anxious to arrest the tide of Sharia-inspired fanaticism may be the difficulty he has experienced in trying to enact legislation permitting non-Muslim residents to purchase wine at grocery stores.
In a letter to a constituent, Ketron lamented that the influence of religious fanatics who consider wine to be haram (unclean) made it impossible for his measure to his measure to find traction: "I am currently trying to pass legislation that allows wine to be in the grocery stores again, and the liquor lobbyist has threatened ... to `unleash the preachers' across the state." In fact, at least one of Tennessee's subdivisions, Moore County, seems to be in danger of succumbing to sharia, insofar as alcohol prohibition is concerned.

Oh, wait -- the fanatics responsible for this are Baptist preachers, not Muslim imams, and the problem (as Ketron acknowledged) isn't that Tennessee has fallen under the shadow of the Crescent, but rather that it's being strangled by the "Bible Belt." That comparison, I must admit, is a little unfair, since in at least some Muslim countries Sharia-based restrictions on the sale and consumption of liquor don't apply to non-Muslims.

Within the constituency to which Ketron is pandering we almost certainly will find more than a few people who were thrilled to the marrow by the recent town meeting confrontation between Rep. Allen West (R. Florida) and Nezar Hamze, executive director for the South Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Rep. West, who was cashiered from the military for abusing a detainee in Iraq, presents himself as an authority on the iniquity of Muslims. The source of his expertise is the experience he obtained by killing so many of them who were defending their homes against a foreign army that had invaded their country.

Mr. Hamze, who -- unlike West -- has actually read the Koran, brought a copy of it to the town meeting and asked West to show him where that book sanctions violence against innocent people. Rather than offering an honest answer, West recited a litany of crimes committed by people professing the Muslim faith since the Seventh Century. 

Apparently, Hamze and those who share his religion -- whether or not they have ever committed or countenanced a crime as individuals -- are collectively guilty for the atrocities to which West alluded. However, we Christians bear no similar moral burden for criminal acts committed in the name of the Cross.

I suspect that West, his pose as a Christian statesman/warrior notwithstanding, knows as little about the Bible as he does about the Koran. At the very least, his copy of the Holy Book apparently doesn't contain the eighteenth chapter of the Book of Ezekiel, in which the Author informs us: "The soul who sins, he shall die: the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be on him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be on him." 

Beneath the sanctimony and hypocrisy displayed by West in that exchange, we confront, once again, a dreadful irony: Unlike West the "war hero," CAIR representative Hamze has never shed blood on behalf of sharia. 

Allen West's pugnacious ignorance has made him a matinee idol to the same people who are being conditioned to view British welfare parasite Andy "Anjem" Choudary as the second coming of the Sudanese Mahdi. 

Choudary, who heads up a tiny knot of nitwits calling themselves "Islam4UK," is on the speed-dial of every cable TV producer looking for a savagely bearded Muslim caricature to spice up an otherwise drab interview segment. He has performed his Stone Age Muslim Barbarian shtick on ABC's This Week with Christiane Amapour, CNN's Parker/Spitzer program, and numerous other TV shows. 

This Thursday (March 3), Choudary is planning to hold a demonstration in Washington for the supposed purpose of inciting American Muslims to rise up on behalf of sharia.

Choudary touts himself as a voice of "authentic" Islam, and those who peddle anti-Muslim alarmism eagerly validate that title. Despite having no clerical credentials or any verifiable expertise in the tenets of his religion, Choudary claims to be a "sharia law judge."

No burqas here: Andy Choudary in party-animal mode.
While studying to become a lawyer, Andy (his real given name) Choudary was a boozing, porn-consuming party animal who somehow persuaded dozens of women to sleep with him -- offenses that, according to his own pronouncements, would earn him a "lashing."

Andy was expelled from the legal profession in 2002. He's been a failure as a husband and father, and at present he is a welfare-devouring loser. He has no standing as a cleric, and I doubt his influence extends far beyond his tax-fattened shadow. Yet somehow we're supposed to see him as a threat?

Choudary is a sideshow caricature right out of professional "wrestling"; he's like the Iron Sheik, minus the subtlety. Like any good "Heel," Andy the self-appointed imam knows how to work an interview to build "heat" for his chosen angle, which is why trend-sucking idiots like Sean Hannity insist on giving him exposure. But the inescapable fact is this: Choudary and the handful of subsidized mouth-breathers he gathers around him are about as representative of Islam as Fred Phelps and his little troupe of in-bred, hate-intoxicated losers are typical of Evangelical Christianity.

For some reason, I fail to be terrified.
  Unless somebody discovers how to weaponize stupidity, Andy Choudary will never pose a genuine threat to anybody. Yet the herd-poisoners who compose the War Party's media auxiliary are turning Choudary into the face of jihad. 

By the end of the week, millions of people will  know his name, execrate him on cue, and be satisfied that they're well-informed and commendably patriotic. Not even a bare handful of them are familiar with Mohammed Junaid Babar, an actual Muslim terrorist who helped plan and coordinate the July 7, 2005 terrorist attacks in London, in which four coordinated suicide bombings murdered scores of people, and mutilated hundreds more. Despite his crimes and his professed hatred for America, Babar has been freed from prison after serving no more than two years behind bars -- thanks to the intervention of the federal government.

Babar, who helped set up the camps in Pakistan where the 7/7 plot was organized, was imprisoned in June 2004. Final sentencing was deferred, however, because of what the Federal Government calls his "exceptional cooperation" with law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Babar's "cooperation" began more than a year before London experienced a shock comparable to 9/11; according to the London Daily Mail, Babar had identified the ringleader of the 7/7 attacks no later than August 2004. Yet the massacre took place anyway -- and Babar was released from federal prison after serving only four and a half years of a possible 70-year sentence.

"People get four and a half years for burglary," observes Graham Foulkes, a British magistrate judge whose 22-year-old son, David, was among the victims of the terrorist plot Babar helped organize. "They can get more for some road traffic offenses. So for an international terrorist who's directly linked to the death of my son and dozens and dozens of people to get that sentence is just outrageous." 

The outrage is compounded by the fact that Babar was actually behind bars for only a fraction of that time. At his parole hearing it was mentioned that Babar "has been out on bail for a considerable period of time, over the last year and a half or so...." In fact, as Foulkes points out, prior to being paroled, Babar was allowed to wander the streets of America for at least two years, during which time he married and began a family.

Not a "stealth jihadist": U.S.-supported terrorist Babar in Pakistan.
Babar, a U.S. citizen of Pakistani descent, went to Pakistan following 9/11. His travels (including visits to London, where he communed with members of the radical al-Muhajiroun group) were carefully monitored by U.S. intelligence agencies. 

There is reason to believe that his "cooperation" actually began no later than 2003. This would mean that he was organizing Pakistani terrorist training camps under the supervision of U.S. intelligence -- and that his "arrest" was actually a case of an asset being "brought in from the cold."

In testimony before a British court in 2007, Babar described how he and his al-Muhajiroun comrades (who may have included fellow controlled asset Andy Choudary, who joined the group sometime after 2002) would repeatedly watch videos of the 9/11 attacks and how everyone present "was in praise of those who carried it out."

During Babar's parole hearing, federal officials blithely dismissed those utterances -- as well as Babar's central role in organizing and facilitating mass murder in London. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Brendan McGuire, "the government draws a distinction between Mr. Babar's views [regarding terrorism as a "holy war" against America] and Mr. Babar's intent on acting on that view." 

This lenience is remarkable, considering the fact that the same U.S. Government just won a 25-year prison sentence against 21-year-old Virginia resident Zachary Chesser for offering "material support" for terrorism. Chesser, who converted to Islam in 2008, posted incendiary comments on Muslim-themed websites, including links to documents about jihad and what was described as a death threat directed at the creators of South Park in retaliation for depicting Mohammed. 

Chesser expressed remorse in a letter to the court. In announcing the sentence, however, District Judge Liam O'Grady was unimpressed by the young man's act of contrition, denouncing him as "an extraordinarily energized traitor to your country." This imprecation was hurled in the face of a foolish young man who had not actually done anything to harm anybody. 

Chesser's problem is that he never performed a patriotic service comparable to that offered by prized intelligence asset Babar, whose hands incarnadined with the blood of at least 52 innocent people, or the military heroes who brought the blessings of sharia rule to Iraq.

Video Extra: Babar trained terrorists "with the full knowledge of the American secret service":


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DK said...

Fantastic post. Should be required reading for anyone who still thinks the "Clash of Civilizations" is anything but a sham to convince White America of the need to kill brown people, occupy their countries, and take their stuff.

Mr. Mcgranor said...

The problem is an absense of Common Law--once a mark of Protestant society. Papist, pagan, Jewish and Mohammedan culture all have statutes of bondage since obediance to law is not of the heart, mind and soul. Liberty - another component of Protestantism cannot survive in bondage to statute law.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mr. Mcgranor...
obediance to law is of the heart, mind and soul... otherwise we suffer in bondage to statute law.

Very good.

Anonymous said...

Check this out Mr. Grigg:

Dakota County will pay $315,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a woman who said a deputy slammed her into a wall, knocking her unconscious and breaking her leg, after she showed up intoxicated for a court-ordered appointment.

Cody said...

"Unless somebody discovers how to weaponize stupidity, Andy Choudary will never pose a genuine threat to anybody."

We still will not have anything to worry about in that case. Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and all of their lobotomized devotees will provide more than enough weaponized stupidity to protect us from Andy Choudary.

Anonymous said...

The sooner we relegate these lunatics to the dust bin of history the better off we'll be.

Here is a project dedicated to doing just that:

The Alternative Market Project Has Been Launched



Anonymous said...

The American Imperium needs boogey men in order to keep the "dreamers" hypnotized. It's pure programming.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Mr West still carries far more weight and legitimacy than Hamze, and the video you are referring to where Hamze asks Mr West to show him where the koran says to attack the US only makes Hamze look like a complete fool. This is not about collective punishment, this is about recognizing that in TODAY'S world, being a terrorist implies (with about a 95% accuracy rate) that one is a muslim. The 'religion of peace' is not even a religion as much as a political ideology, so please stop giving cover to those who will push this ideology onto the rest of us.

William N. Grigg said...

Thanks to the sharia-compliant constitution West and his comrades inflicted on Iraq at gunpoint, Iraqi Christians are being driven from homes that were secure even under Saddam Hussein. Who is pushing what on whom, exactly? When did Hamze shed blood to advance sharia rule, as West did in Iraq?

Try to engage these issues as a thinking individual, rather than a talk radio bulimic.

Lemuel Gulliver said...

In all these present revolutions across the Arab world, the common people, the revolutionaries, are the ones maintaining basic law and order. That is, respect for private property and the physical safety of non-combatants. In Benghazi, the police have run away into hiding. Young civilian men are guarding ATM machines and shops to prevent looting. University professors and engineers have come forward to volunteer as unpaid bureaucrats to keep society running. Non-combatants bring food, water and bandages for the fighters. These, these very people, THESE are the "evil Mussulman jihadis" our elite-run media has taught us to hate - people, we were told, who hate freedom and worship slavery. Think about that for a minute.

In every single case, miraculously almost without exception, in all these uprisings, it has been the government forces which have attacked property, used violence against reporters, civilians, and foreigners, stolen their last rags from miserable fleeing refugees, and instigated chaos and mayhem.

Given our own 10-year history of false flag "terrorist" operations instigated by our own US Government, including 9-11-01 itself, it is absolutely clear to me that governments everywhere try to legitimize their power and oppression of the mundanes by pretending that without them, everything would fall apart into chaos. This is a baldfaced lie. Look at the orderliness of the protesters in Wisconsin. Like the revolutionaries in Libya and elsewhere, they recognize that it is their own taxes that have paid for the public property they occupy, and they have refrained from damaging it in even the most trivial way. They have even gained the respect of the police (!!!) by their peaceful non-violence.

It is the GOVERNMENT ITSELF which is the biggest terrorist against its own people, and the biggest instigator of chaos and lawlessness.

Left to themselves, the vast majority of people IN EVERY COUNTRY are peaceful, and want nothing but to be left alone to live their lives, feed their families, hug their children, and die peacefully in their beds at age 85.

It is only those bloodthirsty vampire "elites" who want to steal the fruits of their labor, and conscript them into wars to plunder the wealth of other nations, and to exert total power over the whole world, who prevent this blissful dream from becoming a reality.

Anyone who reads Mr. Grigg's essay with care cannot fail to see these truths. And other examples are everywhere, if the reader simply maintains an open mind about the "news" of the past 10 years. Anyone, like "Anonymous" @1:25 PM, who fails to see it, is allowing their emotions to overcome their rational common sense, and thereby becoming a pawn of the Vampire State.

Shakespeare's Hamlet:

"What a piece of work is Man! How noble in reason; How infinite in faculty; In form and moving
how express and admirable! In action, how like an Angel; In apprehension, how like a God!"

But there are a tiny minority who are two-legged hyenas, scavengers and killers, blood-suckers, maggots, foul leeches - it is these who create all the misery the world must endlessly endure. Most of them sit in "Government," ruling by force and on pain of death over the rest of us peaceful slobs. Satan is the Lord of this world, and these "people" are his servants.

Satan is also, we are solemnly assured, the Prince of Lies. Let us not fall for His lies, and those of his bloodthirsty servants.

- Lemuel Gulliver.

Lemuel Gulliver said...

Q: What do you call 1,000 Republican politicians chained together with 1,000 Democratic politicians at the bottom of the ocean?

A: A good start.

Cody said...

Well, it seems that Anjem Choudary's pro-sharia rally has been cancelled.


Who could have possibly seen this coming?

I guess Glenn and company will have to find some other pathetic media whore to promote as the next face of the coming Islamic caliphate.

Historyscoper said...

It's easy to make fun of patriotic Americans who are trying to do something about Sharia by overreacting, but the truth is that Sharia is based on the Quran being the absolute truth, and anybody who disagrees with it being damned to Hell. As such it can never be allowed to take root in our legal system. Too bad, every Muslim immigrating from the Muslim world brings it with him, although in that world it controls everything, and in America it initially just controls him. The problem isn't Sharia, it's the Congress continuing to allow immigration from the Muslim world and not caring about the consequences. Congress needs to declare a moratorium unless/until the Muslim world changes by dethroning Islam as its official religion and opening up to other religions, for starters. Read the Historyscoper's Islam Watch Blog: http://tinyurl.com/islamwatch

William N. Grigg said...

It's easy to make fun of patriotic Americans who are trying to do something about Sharia by overreacting, but the truth is that Sharia is based on the Quran being the absolute truth, and anybody who disagrees with it being damned to Hell.As such it can never be allowed to take root in our legal system.

A century ago, "patriotic Americans" whipped into a froth over the "Papist menace" said exactly the same thing about the Roman Catholic Church. After all, the Pope is both a head of state and the pontiff of a world-spanning religion, one claiming to be the divinely appointed vessel of "absolute truth," and one insisting that
extra ecclesiam nulla salus (outside the Church there is no salvation).

...every Muslim immigrating from the Muslim world brings it with him, although in that world it controls everything, and in America it initially just controls him.

This is another retread theme: We gotta cut off the flow of Micks, Spics, Dagoes, and other Papist immigrants until we can "Americanize" the ones already here. That's why, back in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, humanists and nativists tag-teamed the parochial school system, thereby helping create the charming unionized government school system we have today.

Anonymous said...

The following comment from this blog post proves I live in Bizzaro World:

"During the past decade, only one formerly secular country fell under the rule of sharia law: Iraq. This wasn't done by al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR, or any of the other Islamist groups that torment the dreams of people suffering from toxic levels of exposure to the War Party's propaganda; it was done by the government afflicting the United States of America."

That so many People don't see this for what it is,... just amazes me. Everywhere I look all I see are butts sticking up in the air and heads buried in the sand oblivious to everything that is going on.
With the exception of those who write here and similar websites, I'm soo disappointed in my fellow Americans, I hardly knew ya.

Is the War on Some Drugs being replaced by a War Against Some Religions?

That's the feeling I got after reading this blog and this article:


Also, DK, the "Clash of Civilizations" is anything but a sham to convince White - and Brown and Black - America of the need to kill brown people, occupy their countries, and take their stuff.

You might be shocked at the number of "dark skinned" People who support the war on taking stuff. I know I am.

in TODAY'S world, being a terrorist implies (with about a 95% accuracy rate) that one is a power thug, a.k.a. cops, judges, lawyers and most politicians all are bent on control of others against their will.

It is the GOVERNMENT ITSELF which is the biggest terrorist against its own people, and the biggest instigator of chaos and lawlessness.

Lemuel Gulliver said...


The authority of the State can never be an end in itself; for if that were so, any kind of tyranny would be inviolable and sacred.

If a government uses the instruments of power in its hands for the purpose of leading a people to ruin, rebellion is not only the right, but also the duty, of every individual citizen.

Every government, even though it be the worst possible, and even though it may have betrayed the nation’s trust in thousands of ways, will claim that its duty is to uphold the authority of the State. Its adversaries, who are fighting for national self-preservation, must use the same weapons which the government uses if they are to prevail against such a rule, and secure their own freedom and independence. Therefore the conflict will be fought with "legal" means as long as the power which is to be overthrown uses them; but the insurgents will not hesitate to employ illegal means if the oppressor himself uses them.

Generally speaking, we must not forget that the highest aim of human existence is not the maintenance of a State of Government, but rather the preservation of the human race.

Only on the recognition of this principle was it possible for those struggles to be carried through, of which history furnishes magnificent examples in abundance, against foreign bondage or oppression at home.

Human rights are above the rights of the State. But if a people be defeated in the struggle for its human rights, this means that its weight has proved too light in the scale of Destiny to have the luck of being able to endure in this material world.

The world is not there to be possessed by the faint-hearted races.

- Adolf Hitler, "Mein Kampf"

Billy said...

Well, Will. As usual, you don't
pull any punches exposing the standard bearers of BS.It never ceases to amaze. Keep it up, my vigilant friend.