Tuesday, June 2, 2015

News catch-up: Declaring jihad against jihad, prosecuting FIFA, defending Tom Brady, and sex pervert "justice"

Any regular reader of this blog knows that I am tough on the Muslim community—and for perfectly justifiable reasons. So much of the time, I, as do we all, have reason to ask, "Why, on a routine basis, is there silence from the communities where Islam is practiced in response to jihadic terror? Where's the peace in this so-called religion of peace?"
Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, founder of the international Minhaj-ul-Quran organization, hopes to change that. He and his group are the refreshing change to the status quo in Islam that the world has long been waiting for, the first Muslim voices significantly raised against the horror of ISIS and the inspiration it inspires in ever-increasing numbers of radicalized people.
The Supreme Jihad, published by Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri, to slim it down to its essence, advocates a jihad against jihad. In other words, jihad, the way Mohammed saw it, refers to the duty of Muslims to reject base desires and to fight elements that go against human rights and fairness and justice in society.

In this book, Tahir-ul-Qadri argues that the religious edification of young Muslims today should motivate them to promote the well-being of the Islamic community in a positive way and one that thoroughly rejects the savagery of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, Hezbollah and other radical terrorist groups. Muslim citizens should be travelling to Syria and Iraq, if at all, to fight ISIS, not aid them, and that they should be filled with a desire to elevate Islam to the higher plateau where human dignity and tolerance of other faiths are preserved, as advocated by Mohammed in the Koran, and today by the likes of General el-Sisi of Egypt, King Hussein II of Jordan, by a large extent, the populations of Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey, and even a good portion of the Iranian public who take their religion in stride and don't side with their theologically tyrannical government.
The work has been described as "training material for youth to conduct 'online Jihad' against extremism and radicalist recruitment and is part of a series of books to be published in the next few weeks. Minhaj-ul-Quran will also provide training to its youth to tackle ISIS recruitment and conduct 'online Jihad' against radicalization and extremism."
Minhaj-ul-Quran has also published a book entitled Fatwa on Terrorism and Suicide Bombings, which is self-explanatory.
Muslims are not evil, it's that evil permeates their belief systems all too easily.
The Supreme Jihad has been written with a desire to see Islam cleansed of such evil among those who practice it. Mihaj-ul-Quran has offices in London and is planning an anti-extremism rally soon in the city. More power to it. The NGO has been around since 1981, but this is a time when we need it the most, to shout the loudest and the hardest and to take the fight to the extremist mosques and imams peddling their poison to easily corrupted minds.

Prosecuting FIFA officials won't make the world safer

Columnist Janice Turner wrote in The Times about her glee regarding the seven FIFA officials arrested by Swiss authorities acting on behalf of the FBI and how she could watch a "full 90 minutes of that and stick around for extra time".
She writes that the FIFA seven represent the "jowly, hair-dyed, corpulent, self-regarding, bespoke-suited, pinky-ringed — and an expression of outraged entitlement we see beyond football. They remind us of pictures we've seen of minor dictators, arraigned fraudsters or busted politicians. Hungry men who hustled their way up, stretched rules, bought off rivals and built around them a lead-lined wall of money. Men of impunity who laugh at the law." And she notes how the spotlight has finally been shone on how the Swiss have made into a business the shielding of the most corrupt of businesses and the shady deals they engage in. She opined that the arrests are "some compensation for other injustices in our unaccountable world".
I agree with her. I, too, had a hearty laugh at those thugs at the head of world soccer being led out of their five-star hotel with luxury Egyptian cotton sheets shielding them from the cameras. One hopes—well, I do anyway—that their lives will be a complete misery from now until the day the sun sets on their lives. I also hope that Switzerland will clamp down on the banking system in its country that allows for the shielding of shysters and that the landlocked European country will no longer serve as a place for unscruplous businessmen to turn to.
Sepp Blatter, the (wouldn't you just know it) Swiss president of FIFA, recently won re-election. I firmly believe that this was due to his opponent being Ali bin Hussein, the third son of the former King Hussein (bin Talal) of Jordan. It is understandable, I suppose, in light of the fact that Hussein, as the vice president of FIFA in Asia, won a fight against FIFA's ban of the hijab in women's soccer. That fact probably worked against him.
But let's not forget that this is an easy target for the new U.S. Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, to sink her teeth into. This is the Obama administration's way of conducting justice against men of "outraged entitlement" that looks heroic. It is sports news when you come right down to it. 
No-one likes high-flyers who achieved what they did through cheating, lying, manipulation and bad deals. Nonetheless, no-one's going to tell me that the same president who supported bailing out the banks in 2008, gave Iran a nuclear deal and who returned five top al-Qaeda generals to the field of battle in exchange for the traitorous piece of human flotsam known as Bowe Bergdahl (among so many other crimes against the country too numerous to mention here) is heroic for sending the American Gestapo after the corrupt officials of FIFA.
If only the FBI would be used with the same zeal against the Islamist radicals nationwide. If only it would be used against illegal aliens who have commited crimes including murder. But no, we'll arrest members of the top brass of FIFA, let Lynch hang them out to dry and get back a little of that mojo from the dispatching of Osama bin Laden four years ago.
Yes, I do understand the relationship between corporate sponsorship and sports and how the Department of Justice's case against FIFA officials will affect that. If we hadn't got the specter of Islamic fundamentalism or the illegal alien takeover of America occuring, then this could seem pretty life-changing. As I've said, it's exactly what these men deserve.
I sincerely hope that Loretta Lynch's DoJ gives them a pasting so thorough that it will wipe their souls clean before they head to maximum-security prisons for the rest of their existence. As Turner wrote, it is satisfying to the nth degree to witness.
Let us not pretend, however, that the world is any safer because of it. It most assuredly is not.

Rallying in support of Brady won't make world any safer, either

To say I am a New England Patriots fan would be to state the glaringly obvious. I am from the Boston area.  I am proud of the success we've enjoyed courtesy of all four Boston teams over the past decade.
Boston went from Loserville, where it had been for decades, in 2001 to Best Place to be in All of Sports in 2011, especially after the Bruins' win over the vile Canucks. The Red Sox's World Series win in 2013 and the Patriots' 2015 Super Bowl win have preserved that momentum.
But lately, sports fans, in particular those of the Patriots, have made the Boston area an embarrassing place to be from. That is, if you care the slightest bit about how you're seen by the rest of the nation, the rest of the world.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, about 700 Patriots fans gathered at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts for a rally in favor of star quarterback Tom Brady. "We love Brady, we love Brady" the crowd chanted in unison.
Now then, Gillette Stadium wasn't the place to hold this rally. In terms of real impact, it amounted to zero. A pro-Brady rally at the NFL headquarters in Manhattan would have made a bit more impact, but apparently the rally's participants couldn't be bothered to make the short trip to New York City. They'd rather proclaim their love for Tom Brady during the day and be grilling animal flesh on the barbeque by evening.


'We ain't got nothing better to do with our Memorial Day weekend but stick up for a multi-millionaire quarterback who got suspended for a few games.'

Really, fellas? You chose to protest the suspension of Brady for four games when that long weekend is about honoring the real heroes in our society, the ones who fought for freedom and peace, to secure your right to sit on your couch with your beer(s) evening after evening watching NESN or ESPN?
Do you not realize that Brady is 38 years old? Do you not think that it would be good to test Jimmy Garoppolo's skills for the early part of the season anyway, and bring a refreshed Brady in for the latter half of the season? Brady is not going to be wearing no. 12 with a ball cocked in his hand forever, you know. We have to accept the fact that lesser mortals will be in charge of throwing for yardage for this team in the coming years.
It doesn't matter that Robert Kraft, the ultimate hero in the success of the Patriots, the man who stuck his neck out in turning this team around from the joke it used to be, decided to accept the findings of the Wells report. Brady challenged it, and it's Brady that we need to follow.
No-one knows more than me how ecstatic it was to see Brady, a lanky, sixth-round draft pick that no-one wanted to give a chance, step into the brink of the 2001 Patriots post-season and win the whole shebang for us. We've watched this man grow in skills and ability under the tutelage of head coach Bill Belichick for fifteen years to become, arguably, the best quarterback in the history of the NFL.
But he cheated. He had backroom staff deflate footballs for him during the ten-minute lockdown before games in exchange for signed balls that he would give to them. Then he lied about it at a pre-Super Bowl press conference, denying all knowlege of the men involved, Jim McNally and John Jastremski. Brady is still the best quarterback the game has ever seen. His play with regulation balls in clutch games/situations has proven it. However, it does not change the fact that he cheated when he did not have to.
As for you man-boys who protested Brady's suspension over Memorial Day weekend? Grow up. Acknowledge that there's a world beyond sports out there and that perhaps you should start paying attention to it. I'd be shocked if the majority of you had girlfriends, never mind jobs. Stop making those Patriots fans like me who respect the rules look bad.

This is what we get for being enlightened

I'll leave you with this story that would be an understatement to call disturbing:
William Stewart, 70, lurked in the bushes as youngsters were coming home from school and then exposed himself to a 14-year-old boy before groping him in Heaton Park [in Manchester, U.K.]. He then limped after the terrified youngster while he was on the phone to police—and even waited outside a shop for him when he went inside to escape him.  
Now Stewart, of Parksway, Blackley , has been jailed for two years by a court which heard the offence, at 3.30pm on March 13, was the latest in a series of sex crimes he has committed against boys and young men since 1969.  
Shortly after the boy spotted Stewart performing a sex act in bushes, the pensioner demanded sex, gripped hold of him, shoved him against a tree, and fondled him. The boy, who had been on his way to a friend's house, escaped Stewart’s clutches and rang police. But Stewart, who has mobility problems and walks with a limp, trailed him through the streets for the length of the 16-minute call. Even when the boy was advised to go into a shop by the 999 operator Stewart waited outside, staring at the boy for seven minutes.  
Stewart has now been jailed for two years after admitting sexual assault. The boy, who sustained cuts and bruises to his back during his ordeal, now suffers nightmares and panic attacks. Stewart has six previous convictions for sex offences against boys and men, and has previously served a ten year sentence for buggery.
So, this low-life, perverted creep has been abusing boys for as long as I've been alive—I'm 45—and has thus far only served a ten-year sentence? And he's going away for only a further two?
This man should be castrated and sent away for 30 years, which would pretty much amount to a life sentence as his age.
Anybody else desire "enlightened" European-style justice?

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