Light Upon Light

1. The pic above is a screen shot from another WordPress blogger whom I quote from time to time, Mayada al-Shareef, an Egyptian woman with a very nice bi-lingual blog called Mermaid’s Sea. The text in the photo is text she found on another site (and can be found on many others as well), but she found that it expressed pretty much how she feels about things and her thoughts on this reflect those of many people in the Arab and Muslim worlds.

Our Egyptian mermaid also sent me a link to this article which I feel is a must read. It is entitled “The Innocence of White People” and is written by a white American Muslim named Michael Muhammad Knight.  I’d like to just put the whole post up here, but on the other hand الله يهدي الى نوره من يشاء  so I figure the people who will benefit from the whole piece will click on the link.  Here’s a good quote though to get you started.

“The reason for my silence on 9/11 is that I am not only Muslim. I am also American. I am also white. I am male and heterosexual. However, I am not asked, as an American, to reflect on the yearly anniversary of our atomic bombs falling upon Japan, or our countless military interventions throughout the world. There is no date on the calendar for me, as a white person, to demonstrate that I have properly reflected on slavery and the generations of inequality and naked white sadism between the slave era and our own unjust present; we could potentially have such a day, but often turn it into shallow self-congratulation. As a white person, I am not asked to consider the wanton murders of young black men by white cops or white civilians, or the white terrorism of shootings in gurudwaras, as directly relevant to my identity. Nor do I have a designated anniversary for reflection, as a straight man, on the horrifying statistics of rape or the ways in which heterosexism makes this country unsafe for so many.”

The piece is full of excellent points, so go read it. Here’s just one other short take from it:

” I am not trying to excuse violence. As an artist, I support everyone’s right to make shitty, cheap-looking art, and I do not believe that bloodshed is ever an acceptable way of responding to art. But in the big picture, this isn’t really about violent religion vs. nonviolent art; it’s violence vs. violence.”

Nice work Mike.

2. Thanks to Antiwar.com for linking to this excellent piece by Chris Floyd entitled: “The Howling: Embassy Riots Pale Next to State Terror Tempest”.  The post is also on Counterpunch and probably is linked to by every decent web site on the Net.  Floyd understands that western violence is so ubiquitous that other violence is miniscule in comparison. That’s why we need the main stream media, so stupid Zionist-bullshit-fed Americans will continue to ask the stupid dumb-ass questions I keep getting asked in my daily life and then have people look at me with absolute dumbfounded stupidity – like a dog that has just been shown a card trick – when I explain that we’ve killed millions of “them” and “they” haven’t even scratched Romney’s balls in comparison.

As Floyd notes:

“In fact, the Dominationist extremists have far more support in their native lands than the riot-provoking Islamic extremists have in theirs. Muslims overwhelmingly reject violence, even in response to the relentless, murderous provocations of the Dominationists — as anyone who actually lives among large numbers of Muslims (as I do) knows perfectly well. Nor are the vast majority of Muslims taken by cheap tricks like the video posted by extremist Christians. As Ghaith Abdul-Ahad notes in an excellent analysis in the Guardian, “only a few thousand” Muslims — out of 1.6 billion — have taken part in the protests, which, he points out, are being exploited by fundamentalist Salafi sects that have been marginalized by the Arab Spring revolutions and are now trying to claw into positions of power. ”

Which brings me back to Ms. Al-Shareef’s post.  One of her reader’s commented:

” I asked an American person to see this post. He said it is the dumbest thing he had ever seen , since those who died on 9/11 were civilians , but Taliban and Saddam were warned..so..you can’t really compare between Americans and others.”

And that is the kind of profound Zionist-bullshit-fed stupidity that is leading this country to destruction.

3. Maybe this video might shed some light on what’s wrong with the Dominationists.

Warning: Racist Zionist war mongering thugs will find the images offensive.

6 responses to “Light Upon Light

  1. Parts of this video should be put on buses like Pam Geller’s is in Sand Fransisco and New York.

  2. I helped draft the following words for our local Muslim community, and would like to share them.
    ————-
    “We unequivocally denounce the violence which has occurred in Sydney and elsewhere by Muslims in response to the slanderous film of the last Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Whilst we are disgusted and scandalised by the offensive depictions of our Prophet and condemn those who have portrayed Him and participated in the dissemination of this material with the intention to offend; in the strongest terms, we do not condone violence in this cause. Those who have committed violence in the name of defending our Prophet have acted contradictory to His teachings and to the Holy Q’ran.
    “O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result. ” -Surat An-Nisā’ 59
    We are privileged to live in the great country of Australia where peace, freedom and democracy are taken for granted and these values require tolerance in order to thrive. Islam is a strict religion according to its followers and we rejoice in this. Its requirements are not intended to be followed by people with different beliefs and therefore blasphemy is not an issue for them when they disrespect our beliefs. We recognise the deliberate attempt to insult and radicalise us inherent in the transparent media campaign which has elevated a poor quality dubbed short video with dubious origins to prominence when there are other better quality and substantially more offensive examples already in existence but without the media coverage to elevate their importance. We condemn once again the people behind this action both as Australians and as Muslims.

    ——- calling on all Muslim leaders and Islamic schools to teach the Q’ran and the life of the Prophet truthfully, laying emphasis on the values of peace, love and tolerance and of hope and co-operation. These teachings have never been more important or more appropriate than at this time and in this land if we are to preserve the things which we all value; our families and lives and the peace and security to enjoy them.”

    I know that at least some of the Imams behind the more rowdy demonstrations here are CIA/ASIO agents anyway. These creeps infiltrate all our Mosques here. For sure the DAAWA in Australia is just a front for the CIA. Not sure they’re any better in Pakistan. Infiltrated and aware or not assets of their alleged enemies.

  3. The white people of israel are Khazarians and they are not semitic. I believe they are what the bible refers to as false jews. They and their relatives around the world are behaving like a synagogue of satan to the semitic Palestinians and to all who are not Khazarians.

    I have been thinking about what is presently going on and the following is my take.

    I believe the conquering of lands is taking place by paper. Those seeking to control the world have lent the separate countries ‘money’ at interest in order to put each country into unrepayable debt. All legalised by laws in each country. Gradually the debts will be called in by the lender and the governments of each country will have no legal choice but to ‘sell’ the land of the country to those who own the paper debt slips. All legal in each country. Once those conquering the world by paper have acquired all the land in each country they can declare that land off-limits to the former citizens. Agenda 21 comes directly to mind.

    In the final result a handful of individual families will own all of the land on earth and all other people will be landless serfs, easily enslaved to work for food and shelter to the world owners.

    Paper money and gold have no real value, but land that provides everthing needed to live is infinitely valuable. Own the land and the people are automatically under your full control.

    Peace

  4. Great Post. Gives me hope that truth will out. God is great and those who
    rape and pillage in his name shall sizzle. Zizzle?
    The Bus Authority in D.C. is gagging on the Geller ads.
    They don’t want to run the ads now while things are so hot
    and so are being sued by the client for the Geller ads for NOT placing the ads immediately. The bus people doing right (for once) however…….
    I do hope to see some good “tags” on the ads once they go up.

  5. I am not going to quibble about you death figures MT. This is a very good post that harpoons the POINT!

    Keep it up

  6. Sarah Al Momani

    I just want to say that I happened to stumble across your blog within the last 24 hours and I am thoroughly enjoying it. Keep up the good work!

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