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Robertson pushes man to become Muslim so he can beat his wife?

Right wing lunatic televangelist Pat Robertson’s at it again, proving he’s quite a few words short of a Bible verse; this time, Pat’s focused his indignation on wives who fail to “properly obey” their husbands.

Earlier this week, during a broadcast of Robertson’s television show “The 700 Club,” he answered a question from a viewer named Michael about how to repair his marriage to a woman who “has no respect for me as the head of the house.”

Rev Pat’s response?

“Well, you could become a Muslim and you could beat her,” he declared while co-host Terry Meeuwsen giggled.

But wait, there’s more.

“I don’t think we condone wife-beating these days but something has got to be done to make her learn to submit to authority,” Pat said.

So, let me get this straight, “we don’t condone wife-beating these days” means in Robertson’s world it used to be condoned?

But, since Christian scripture doesn’t allow for divorce, Rev Robertson urged the man to “move to Saudi Arabia,” where, ostensibly, beating the woman would be permissible.

Even with all his past out bursts Robertson remains someone Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Willard Mitt Romney likes to appear with him at campaign events, and so far there’s been no word from the Romney campaign to distance himself from the minister of wacko; why? Well, Willard needs the right-wing evangelical vote to even remain competitive, but he’s selling his political soul for votes he’s likely to already get anyway.

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Religion, Right Wing Crazies

 

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Florida terrorist leader oversees Quran burning

The Florida terrorist who decided not to burn a Quran last fall on the anniversary of 9/11 led a mock trial, and then exalted in the burning of the Islamic holy book on Sunday after it was found “guilty” by members his terrorist cell.

Terry Jones, leader of the infamous Dove World Outreach Center, acted as the supreme judge in the self-styled trial at his terrorist training facility in Gainesville, Fla.

The fanatical religious leader denied he had broken earlier promises not to burn a Quran, and considered the “International Judge the Quran Day” to be a much fairer way of addressing the Islamic holy book. But of course he didn’t think he was a breaking a promise, I’m sure his God finds it perfectly OK to burn a sacred book on the Sabbath. Jones no doubt thinks he will be rewarded one day with 70 virgins for his efforts.

“We still don’t feel that we broke our word — that was in relationship to International Burn a Quran Day,” he said. What he says he promised earlier was that his group “… would not establish another International Burn a Quran Day.”

Ah yes, that makes it OK. So, if Al Qaeda were to promise it wouldn’t fly any more air planes into buildings, it would still be OK to blow up a school somewhere? After all, they promised not to use any more air planes.

Jones will no doubt have his reward one day, but it won’t be anyone singing his praises, well maybe there will be a few, a rather select group of other book burners from history; I’m sure that Adolph and company will reserve a special seat for the “Reverend” and his “followers”. Until that day comes, he should be placed in a nice cell next to others who promote hatred and terror in a happy little place called Gitmo.

 

 
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Posted by on April 4, 2011 in Islam, Lunatics, Racism, Religion, Right Wing Crazies

 

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Christian Terrorist Cell to Burn Qurans

“But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which spitefully use you, and persecute you…”

Somehow, somewhere, the words of Jesus Christ are lost on some Christians; especially the so-called “Christians” who choose to protest against the building of an Islamic community center, and the advocating of the burning of Qurans.

Gandhi once said, “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” The Rev. Terry Jones, the so-called “leader” of the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, certainly falls into that category. Jones somehow equates the words of Christ with the burning of Qurans. His congregation, or Christian terrorist cell, is sponsoring “International Burn a Koran Day,” on Saturday, 9-11-10 to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the terrorists attacks on that day in 2001. What a marvelous way to show the radical followers of Islam that in America we too have our own radical followers; it’s just that ours are “followers” of Christianity.

How do you earn the hearts and minds of an Islamic population in Afghanistan when Americans are advocating the burning of their most sacred book? You can’t. You can’t tell people that you’re offering them something better than what they have when you’re not. How else is any follower of Islam, much less the followers of “radical Islam” supposed to see America except as a land of hate and intolerance?

Rev. Jones is saying this is a message. He’s right. It’s a message of hate, not love. It’s a message of Satan, not Christ. Where, in all the words of Jesus Christ is there any justification for this type of Christianity? There is none.

And concerning the burning of Korans, where are all those great supporters of the troops on the religious right? Where’s Sarah Palin? Where’s Glenn Beck? They are nowhere to be seen, or heard. They are completely silent, and in their silence they are supporting it.

Rev. Jones, the proposed actions of you and your followers remind me of the great line from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: what your actions say to me is “that goose stepping morons like yourself, should try reading books (Maybe say, the Bible?) instead of burning them.”

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2010 in Islam, Lunatics, Politics

 

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Unlike Muslims, pro-lifers actually are peaceful?

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The right wing’s lead banshee, Ann Coulter, used the murder of abortion Dr. George Tiller to attempt to claim that pro-life extremists are peaceful, and that Muslims are not. Not Muslim extremists, Muslims; All Muslims.

“Why aren’t liberals rushing to assure us this time that “most pro-lifers are peaceful”? Unlike Muslims, pro-lifers actually are peaceful,” Coulter said.

In an attempt to justify her claim, she compared 9-11 to just “five abortionists” killed since Roe v. Wade became law.

“According to recent polling, a majority of Americans oppose abortion – which is consistent with liberals’ hysterical refusal to allow us to vote on the subject. In a country with approximately 150 million pro-lifers, five abortionists have been killed since Roe v. Wade,” Coulter said. “In that same 36 years, more than 49 million babies have been killed by abortionists. Let’s recap that halftime score, sports fans: 49 million to five.”

A halftime score? I’m not sure how to take that analogy. We’re going to flippantly compare the number of abortions performed in the past 36 years, all legally performed, to the number of people murdered who performed abortions, and do so with a sports analogy? How characteristically feeling of you Ms. Coulter.

But wait, she’s not through. Coulter went on to tie all Muslims living in the United States, almost all of them patriotic, tax paying citizens to the terrorist responsible for the murders of 9-11.

“Meanwhile, fewer than 2 million Muslims live in America and, while Muslims are less murderous than abortionists, I’m fairly certain they’ve killed more than five people in the United States in the last 36 years. For some reason, the number “3,000” keeps popping into my head.

“So in a country that is more than 50 percent pro-life – and 80 percent opposed to the late-term abortions of the sort performed by Tiller – only five abortionists have been killed. And in a country that is less than 0.5 percent Muslim, several dozen Muslims have killed thousands of Americans.”

Isn’t it interesting that Coulter never uses the term, “Muslim Extremist”; she prefers to just throw all the followers of Islam into one big group. Much the same way Islamic Terrorists throw all non-Muslims into the same bag, or the same way Adolf Hitler and his thugs threw all the Jews of Europe into one group. I think this is very revealing in deed.

I also find it very interesting that Coulter claims only the five actual killings count as acts of violence by right to life extremists. In fact, there have been 22 documented cases of violence carried out by pro life extremists in this country. Now using your own twisted logic Ann, let’s see? Twenty two (22) acts of violence committed by right wing, pro life extremists here in the United States, and only two attacks by extremist Muslims in America, counting the first bombing of the World Trade Center, and then the 9-11 attacks. Now, who exactly appears to be more violent?

Coulter doesn’t just limit her attacks on Muslims however, but also goes after the largest Lutheran organization in America, as well as comparing Dr. Tiller to a notorious serial killer.

“Tiller was protected not only by a praetorian guard of elected Democrats, but also by the protective coloration of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – coincidentally, the same church belonged to by Tiller’s fellow Wichita executioner, the BTK killer,” she said.

Ms. Coulter, like many right wing extremists seems to have forgotten that a woman’s right to an abortion is a protected right in this country. It’s legal. While someone may not agree with abortion, or like Dr. Tiller because he was performing abortions, he was not a serial killer, not was he an executioner.

Coulter continues her rant by questioning whether Tiller had a right to live.

She said, “The official Web page of the ELCA instructs: “A developing life in the womb does not have an absolute right to be born.” As long as we’re deciding who does and doesn’t have an “absolute right to be born,” who’s to say late-term abortionists have an “absolute right” to live?”

Ms. Coulter, inciting someone to commit murder would make you as guilty as the person who acts based on your words. When you make such a statement you are inciting others to act violently. And, oh by the way, who are you to decide who has an absolute right to live? While I may think you’re a right wing extremist nut job, I would defend your “absolute right” to live. Yes, even you have an “absolute right” to live.

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2009 in Abortion

 

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America is a Muslim Country?

Is America a Muslim Country? Yes and no; it all depends who you listen to. If you listen to Rush Limbaugh, then the answer is yes and no. Yes because that’s what he claims the President said; and no because that’s what he says.

Wednesday morning during his daily blab-fest, Rush said, “Obama said that the United States could be considered a Muslim country. There are 1.6 million Muslims in this country, less than one percent of the population. Now what is going on? I mean, he lies about something that is easily demonstrated to be false. This is an out-and-out lie.”

Well, it really isn’t a lie Rush. Why isn’t it a lie? Because President Obama didn’t say that.

Greg Sargent of the Washington post had this to say about what the President allegedly said, “Hard-core rhetoricians will note that Obama was employing an obscure tense known as the ‘conditional,’ and an arcane rhetorical device known as a ‘hypothetical.’ He said that if you were to take the number of Muslims in America, then one could see America as ranking up there with other Muslim countries — in numerical, hypothetical terms.”

So, what did President Obama say?

During an interview with French television station Canal Plus, President Obama said: “[I]f you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”

So, how many Muslims are there in the United States? It depends who you ask. Estimates vary greatly from 1.5 million Muslims in the United States to more than 12 million.

Now working with the lowest percentile figure – which Rush favors – in countries in the world with more than 2 million Muslims, the United States comes in at #56 out of approximately 195 countries in the world. fifty six divided by 195 = 28%. So, even using Rush’s numbers America is in the top 28% population wise of Muslim nations worldwide.

If we take the middle estimate of 6 million Muslims in the United States, in countries in the world with more than 6 million Muslims, the United States comes out at #35 of 195 countries. Thirty five divided by 195 = 18%. So, using the middle number we rank in the top 18% population wise of Muslim nations worldwide.

If you take the top estimate of more than 12 million Muslims in the United States, in countries in the world with more than 12 million Muslims, the United States ranks 22nd worldwide. Twenty two divided by 195 = 11%. Using the top figure we weigh in population wise in ther top 11% of Muslim nations worldwide.

We have either the 56th largest Muslim population in the world, or the 22nd.

The President didn’t lie, as Rush has tried to say, we’re either in the top 28 percent or the top 11 percent of Muslim population, either would surely place us as “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”

What’s the issue? Bigotry. Rush is once again showing his disdain for Muslims and for the religion of Islam. Rush cringes at the thought that we might have a large Muslim population. It scares him. He needs someone to blame. That’s how right wing extremism breeds new followers. It worked for Hitler. Here in America in the 21st century instead of blaming Jews the right wing blames illegal aliens and Muslims for the country’s ills.

Beyond his bigotry and racist views, fact of the matter is Rush doesn’t have anything of substance to attack the President on, so he just keeps on throwing everything he can hoping something will eventually stick.

Good luck with that.

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2009 in Foreign Policy, Politics

 

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