Tuesday, March 28, 2006

And This Is The Good News...?

First the good news. It appears that the Afghanistani court and government will spare the life of an Afghan who converted from Islam to Christianity. I am glad he packed up and got out of there in a hurry, before the so-called defenders of Islam and bloodthirsty illiterate Afghan populace tore him to pieces.

We do not have time to go into the topic of how little progress in real democracy and EDUCATION has been made in Afghanistan under President Bush and his friends in Kabul, and how democracy has taken a backseat in countries like Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, where we keep dictators in power.

Much more importantly, I have been asked by several people about the Islamic legal issue this case was about. Why can Muslims expect others to convert to Islam but threaten to kill Muslims who go the other way.

Quite frankly, like many of the so-called islamic laws that my fellow Muslims shout and scream about, that do not specifically relate to faith in One God, and being better human beings, these rules were set up specifically for circumstances that were applicable 1400 years ago and have no place in society today, American or Islamic.

Back in the earliest days of Islam many heathen Arabs saw Islam as a threat to their political influence and wanted to weaken it. They would announce conversion TO Islam, stay for a short period of time, and then publicly announce they found it useless and were leaving it.

Obviously, the goal for them was to cause potential converts to weaken in their desire for Islam. At that time, the law was made that if you BECAME a Muslim and then left the religion, you could be killed. The idea was to discourage the deliberate fake-converts from damaging the fledgling religion.

That, folks, was 1400 years ago when there were a few hundred Muslims. Today, Islam is 1.3 BILLION people. It is the second largest religion in the world, and the fastest growing one, worldwide and in America. Actually, it would grow even faster, if so many idiotic Muslims would not be blowing themselves and other Muslims up.

So, I tell my fellow Muslims.... wake up, and smell the TNT. We do not need this stone age law to "protect" Islam. What we need to protect Islam from is not the one or one hundred who would convert from Islam to Christianity, but from the thousands of so-called Muslims killing themselves and others around the globe.

And, considering that most of those wanting to kill others are the worst examples of Muslims, who produce or sell drugs, smuggle weapons, steal poperty from others, even build mosques on stolen land.... I think we would be hard pressed to find a single perfect Muslim who is worthy of telling someone else that they are not good Muslims.

Another interesting news item just came across the wire. As you know, Zaccharias Moussavi, the self-admitted member of Al-Qaeda is on trial for the 9/11 conspiracy.

It is quite shameful that despite almost 5 years going by, he is the ONLY person our government has been able to find to prosecute.

While our President hugs and kisses the King of Saudi Arabia, from where 17 out of 19 hijackers came, we have lost 2400 more American lives and more than 100,000 Iraqis are dead, because George W. Bush started an illegal war based on lies, that only enriched Haliburton and Dick Cheney's friends.

Putting that aside, even in Moussavi's trial the Justice department lawyers have been caught breaking the law, lying and cheating making our system of justice look like a joke to the world.

The only saving grace is that this guy Moussavi seems hell-bent on dying. First he said he had nothing to do with 9/11, and now he says he was part of the plan to fly a fifth plane into a building. You know what, that is enough of a fair trial as far as I am concerned.

If the guy insists he was part of the 9/11 conspiracy, let's be done with it. Let's put him in front of a firing squad and let's get busy forcing Bush his neo-con cronies to get us out of Iraq and hunting for the real killer, of 9/11, Bin Laden and his team.

The third news item that caught my eyes is the WORSENING situation in Iraq.

Literally 3 years ago I was on Fox News Channel's The O'reilly Factor, and when I said US troops would be stuck there for YEARS, the host was surprised I would think that. Now President Bush has said it is even worse than that .... and FUTURE PRESIDENTS may have to decide when to get out of Iraq.... we will discuss that in a future episode of In My Humble Opinion... this is Imran Anwar, signing off.
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