Saturday, December 16, 2006

Is Islam at Odds with the World...

...because as I have said before, it certainly seems so to me. Wherever Islam has reared its head, wherever it has taken foothold, wherever it makes any large number of converts or into wherever it pushes its people, it is involved in either or all of: religious and political strife, religious and political fighting and killings, religious and political warfare, religious and political takeovers, religious and political terrorism.

Yet another example, among those I have already given in previous of my rants, is Somalia. Just look at what the president of Somalia had to say:

"Somalia's president said Friday that peace talks with the country's Islamic movement are no longer an option because the group's leaders have declared war on his government."

This was reported today, on Foxnews.com in the article: Somalia President Yusuf Rules Out Peace Talks With Islamic Militia @
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,236698,00.html?sPage=fnc.world/africa

So recent trouble involving violence (either where it has taken place, or where it has been threatened, or where its perpetrators have been arrested for plotting such) between violent Islam (Islamo Fascism) and the rest of the world has been reported in, among others: Afghanistan, Australia, Bali, Bosnia, Canada, Chechnya, Denmark, Egypt, England, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Somalia, Spain, Thailand, The United States of America.

Those countries alone, though not an all inclusive list of countries in which Islamic violence has broken out, are spread out over five of the seven continents of our world. The only other continent not included, in which there are sovereign nations, is South America. Maybe I missed some reports of Islamic violence in South America, but if not, such violence there probably is only a matter of time away from happening.

People really need to take a long, cold, hard and sober look at the so called Religion of Peace; and realize there will only be peace when it is stopped from committing violence by, as I see it, whatever means necessary. That could be by change within Islam itself, which seems only remotely possible after several hundreds of years of violence on its part, or by change forced from the outside, or possibly by both. Hopefully it can be done by means amenable to all of us, but it certainly does not seem promising for a peaceful resolve any time near.

All the best,
Glenn B

Whoops, am I late...

...in wishing those of the Jewish faith a Happy Chanukah! Sorry about that; what can I say - I am just a guy - with muddled middle aged memory lately. For those of you who celebrate Chanukah, and even for those of you who don't but may have an interest, here is a link to a neat web site that will expalin the history and signifigance of Chanukah, and help you celebrate the festival of lights.

http://www.holidays.net/chanukah/

All the best,
Glenn B

Are You In The Spirit Yet?

Christmas is only 9 days and a wake up away, if you include today. I am in the spirit somewhat, that is my brand of Christmas Spirit anyway. What about you?

The only thing I hope for on Christmas morning, except maybe for all of us getting along nicely for a few years at least, is about 1/2 to 3/4 of freshly falen snow on an otherwise bare ground.


All the best,
Glenn B
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