Keep peeling the onion and impeach somebody.
Representatives from around 300 Indian Madrasas met for three-days, whereupon they reached a conclusion that seeking insurance cover was only another form of gambling.
[For their next trick, the Islamic scholars will determine that eating at a restaurant, where food is prepared by an unknown person or persons, is gambling that the food is not tainted or even poisoned. Hence dining out is to be banned.]
Health insurance schemes have turned a noble service in to a business activity, hence under Islam it is not permitted, they said. . . .
The Ulema suggested that the community could itself organise services to help in the treatment of poor.
Ah yes, it takes a village to care for the ill. Isn’t this HillaryCare?
A 70-year-old resident of Tehran was arrested for walking his dog. Further, he’s going to be imprisoned and whipped for the "crime". Really.
Dogs are considered to be impure in Islam, so the Iranian theocracy has banned dog owners from taking them out in public.
It seems that this particularly elderly man was caught by police thugs, arrested, handcuffed, hauled to jail, stood trial, charged by an Islamic judge for "disturbing the public order," and sentenced to four months in jail and 30 lashes. Meanwhile the poor dog was impounded (and if Iranian jails are hell on Earth, just think how bad an Iranian dog pound is!).
Evidently this particular individual has been singled out to be made an example of and to serve as a warning to other pet owners.
"Ah wait!" I hear you exclaim, "What about the four guard dogs recently purchased by President Ahmadinejad in Germany for 110,000 euros each?"
"The purchase of these dogs was authorised by a fatwa issued by several ayatollahs who approved the use of these animals if the only goal was to guarantee personal security and not infringe on any religious rule," said Iran’s semi-official news agency Fars.
Certainly helps to have friends in high places, doesn’t it?
Pew Research Center surveyed the citizens of 47 countries for their Annual Global Attitudes Project and found that prosperity has increased and support of suicide bombings has dropped throughout the 3rd world.
From the Associated Press:
Muslims around the world increasingly reject suicide bombings and other violence against civilians in defense of Islam, according to a new international poll dealing with how the world’s population judges their lives, countries and national institutions.
A wide ranging survey of international attitudes in 47 countries by the Pew Research Center also reported that in many of the countries where support for suicide attacks has declined, there has also has been decreasing support for al-Qaida leader Osama bin-Laden.
The 95-page survey found that surging economic growth in many developing countries has encouraged people in these countries to express satisfaction with their personal lives, family income and national conditions, said Andrew Kohut, the center’s director.
“It’s a pro-globalization set of findings,” Kohut said.
Most notably, the survey finds large and growing number of Muslims in the Middle East and elsewhere rejecting Islamic extremism.
Security and prosperity always trumps fascism. Remember, increased industry leads to happy people. Global warming be damned!
Oh, and for all you “it’s the economy, stupid” freak-eyed Clintonistas, just remember that the DOW crossed the 14,000 point last Friday, and that it has doubled in the five years under Sarbanes-Oxley (imagine where it would be without the oppressive yoke of Washington’s meddlesome regulations!).
As for the US GDP, things are looking up. Still.
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis
Al-Sadr has fled to Iran and al-Qaeda has withdrawn from Baghdad. Seems “the surge” is already working. Hmmm, wouldn’t it be cool if al-Sadr was assassinated while in Iran? That would shake up the “Arab street”!
France’s leading anti-terrorism judge is warning that the risk of terror attacks in Europe is high and is increasing.
That must be why Jacques Chirac is readying the white flag of surrender:
French President Jacque Chirac has announced his support for lessening pressure on Iran to stop its nuclear program, for fear Hezbollah will strike at French troops serving in Lebanon, according to information recently received in Jerusalem. According to reports, Chirac proposed sending a special envoy to Tehran to reach understandings that would protect the French soldiers serving in in the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
Chirac, always ready to coddle tyrants and terrorists, especially if it undermines America.
I wonder what he is going to do about the death threats to many of the 15,000 French Muslims per year that are converting to Christianity? Gotta love the “religion of peace”.
You know Homeland Security must be doing something right with al-Qaeda starts targeting neighboring countries in order to deal a blow to the Great Satan. The Saudi branch of al-Qaeda is calling for terrorist strikes on Canada’s oil and natural gas facilities to “choke the U.S. economy.”
Speaking of the War on Islamofacism, the Sydney Morning Herald informs us that a new secret US base will be built on defense land at Geraldton. “Secret new US spy base to get green light” screams the headline. Oh wait, the article says that the negotiations are the “secret” part. Does “secret” mean something else in Australian?
A mosque in Amsterdam has published a pamphlet titled “Fatwas of Muslim Women” which urges that girls should be circumcised just like boys. Thankfully, it does not call for removal of the clitoris. However, the pamphlet says that removal of the foreskin helps the woman to keep her feelings of lust under control.
Other informational items include:
The pamphlet says that women who lie deserve 100 blows and the husband’s duty of care for his wife is negated if she refuses him sex or leaves the home without his permission, newspaper Trouw reported. . . .
On one highly-publicised occasion, an imam referred to non-Muslims as “firewood for hell” and he forbade Islamic women to leave the family home without the permission of their husbands.
“Fatwas of Muslim Women” continues on this theme and states that science has proved men and women differ in “biological nature, physical capabilities and mental capacity”. It says it is unjust to give women the same “responsibilities, rights and duties as men”.
Although just published (again), the pamphlet was originally authored in the 14
Such an enlightened religion, eh? After all, if it was good enough for my father, my grandfather, my great-grandfather, my great-great-grandfather, etc. ad-nauseum, then it must be good enough for me. Of course, they didn’t have clean underwear, indoor plumbing, or teeth after the age of 30, but still . . .