Monday, September 10, 2007

Religious leaders unite in prayer on climate change, Osama Bin Laden on Tax Policy, Book Reviews, Globalization and More

From Reuters, Friday.

Religious leaders united in a silent "prayer for the planet" alongside a retreating Greenland glacier on Friday as part of a widening spiritual drive to combat climate change.

"In our small world we all need to struggle together," said Sofie Petersen, the bishop of Greenland, of the meeting of Muslims, Jews, Buddhists and Christians aboard a cruise ship amid icebergs near Illulisat on the west coast.

Although the story mentions the Bishop of Greenland (probably not Inuit), I'm guessing the Muslims are not indigenous either.

Off-topic, how do Muslims above the Arctic Circle deal with Ramadan as it backs up on the calendar eleven days each year? Do they have to fast continuously when Ramadan falls in June and the sun never sets? Do they get a special dispensation Fatwa?

Also off-topic, why do Muslims in Denmark tell Greenlanders
"Inuit go home"?

Opplysningskampanje om Grønland - på arabisk

And even more off-topic, why is Bin Laden still Alive?
To video-blog?:

On Taxes:
There are no taxes in Islam, but rather there is a limited Zakaat (alms) totaling only 2.5 percent.
On Sub-prime Mortgages:
...the reeling of many of you under the burden of interest-related debts, insane taxes and real estate mortgages..."
On President Kennedy:
So in answer to the question about the causes of the Democrats' failure to stop the war, I say: they are the same reasons which led to the failure of former president Kennedy to stop the Vietnam war.
On U.S. Politics:
And here is the gist of the matter, so one should pause, think and reflect: why have the Democrats failed to stop this war, despite them being the majority?

People of America: the world is following your news in regards to your invasion of Iraq, for people have recently come to know that, after several years of the tragedies of this war, the vast majority of you want it stopped. Thus, you elected the Democratic Party for this purpose, but the Democrats haven't made a move worth mentioning.

On Hollywood:
But the fact is, there is a continuing and biased campaign being waged against us for a long time now by your politicians and many of your writers by way of your media, especially Hollywood

On the Soviet Union:
I also want to bring your attention that among the greatest reasons for the collapse of the Soviet Union was their being afflicted with their leader Brezhnev

On Planktos:
the one who plows and sows the sea: he harvests nothing but failure.

On Books:
And if you would like to get to know some of the reasons for your losing of your war against us, then read the book of Michael Scheuer in this regard.

On Linquistics:
And among the most capable of those from your own side who speak to you on this topic and on the manufacturing of public opinion is Noam Chomsky, who spoke sober words of advice prior to the war

Kill the mass-murdering piece of pig-shit.

In a prior life I read The al-hadith.

This one, from Sahih Muslim, second in authority only to Sahih Bukhari, contains number 4294 in Book 19:
Translation of Sahih Muslim, Book 19:

The Book of Jihad and Expedition (Kitab Al-Jihad wa'l-Siyar)

...When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them. Then invite them to migrate from their lands to the land of Muhairs and inform them that, if they do so, they shall have all the privileges and obligations of the Muhajirs. If they refuse to migrate, tell them that they will have the status of Bedouin Muilims and will be subjected to the Commands of Allah like other Muslims, but they will not get any share from the spoils of war or Fai' except when they actually fight with the Muslims (against the disbelievers). If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah's help and fight them. When you lay siege to a fort and the besieged appeal to you for protection in the name of Allah and His Prophet, do not accord to them the guarantee of Allah and His Prophet, but accord to them your own guarantee and the guarantee of your companions for it is a lesser sin that the security given by you or your companions be disregarded than that the security granted in the name of Allah and His Prophet be violated....

I get like this in the fall.

It was the highest
Blue sky

Here's the transcript of the bastard's pitch for America to convert (Muslims say revert) to Islam.
President Bush, you failed.