Atheist Sam Harris and Islamism apologist Cenk Uygur engaged in a face-off debate on Uygur’s cable show

The Young Turksover whether or not Islam is violent. During the three-hour debate, Uygur accused Harris of being biased against Islam.

The interview was informative and wide-reaching on its subject matter, but it featured a constantly interrupting Uygur, who pounced on many points before Harris was through responding, only to agree somewhat with Harris’s points when Harris was allowed to finish expounding on them.

At the top of the interview, Harris went on a tear against the many commentators he feels have taken him out of context and distorted his views, even calling what many of them have said about him–including Uygur–a form of “pure slander.”

At one point, Uygur bristled at Harris’s claims that Islam is a particularly violent religion because of the image of Mohammad himself. Uygur claimed that nearly every religious text has some violence in it. But Harris countered that among the world’s religions, only Mohammad is portrayed as a vicious warrior figure. Jesus, by comparison, is presented as a “hippie who got crucified.”

Harris cautioned, as he often has, that he is not claiming that every Muslim is terror-prone. But he did note that Islam is currently the only major religion that supports stoning, homosexual hangings, honor killings, and other extreme violence.

Still, the discussion was mostly civil, and Harris got the last ten minutes to go into detail about some of his more controversial statements.

But these controversial statements are hardly anything new. Harris has been at the forefront of criticizing Islam for over a decade.

In 2004, for instance, Harris asserted that we are in a war against Islam, but not a war against “all Muslims”:

It is time we admitted that we are not at war with “terrorism.” We are at war with Islam. This is not to say that we are at war with all Muslims, but we are absolutely at war with the vision of life that is prescribed to all Muslims in the Koran. The only reason Muslim fundamentalism is a threat to us is because the fundamentals of Islam are a threat to us. Every American should read the Koran and discover the relentlessness with which non-Muslims are vilified in its pages. The idea that Islam is a “peaceful religion hijacked by extremists” is a dangerous fantasy–and it is now a particularly dangerous fantasy for Muslims to indulge.

Certainly, Harris has been a lightning rod for criticism since the early 2000s, and opponents abound. Recently, Muslim apologist Reza Aslan accused Harris of being paranoid and said that he thinks Harris feels that “he is completely under siege by everyone, that everyone is out to get him.”

Aslan also called Harris “uninformed” and “unsophisticated.”

Along with Bill Maher, Harris was one member of the tag team who slapped down lefty actor Ben Affleck on Islam a few weeks ago when Affleck tried to claim that Islam is not a radical ideology.

Read more :- http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2014/10/24/Is-Islam-Violent-Atheist-Sam-Harris-Islamism-Apologist-Cenk-Uygur-Face-Off

 

Posted in Current Affairs, Islamic terrorism, Others | Tagged , | Leave a comment

STONE-THROWING MUSLIMS BLOODY CHRISTIANS IN MICHIGAN

The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit has decided to review a First Amendment complaint brought by Christians who were assaulted by a rock-throwing Muslim mob at an Arab festival in Dearborn, Michigan.

The case arose from the annual Arab International Festival in June 2012 when Wayne County sheriff’s deputies stood by while a Muslim mob threw rocks at Christians, bloodying them.

The officers then threatened the Christians with arrest if they didn’t leave the event.

The Christians brought a lawsuit against Wayne County over its officers’ actions, and a three-judge panel dismissed it.

But a majority of 6th Circuit judges has agreed to re-hear the case.

The case, shepherded by the American Freedom Law Center, isn’t the first time that Muslim mob violence has erupted at the Arab festival. Earlier, a group of Christians was awarded more than $100,000 in damages because of attacks there.

In the latest case, Robert J. Muise, senior counsel for the AFLC, called the decision to re-hear “great news for religious freedom and the freedom of speech.”

“The panel’s [overturned] decision rewards violence over protected speech and thus incorporates into the First Amendment what is known as a ‘heckler’s veto.’ We are confident that the full court will reverse this ‘dangerously wrong’ decision,” he said.

The 6th Circuit’s rules note that granting such a re-hearing is rare.

“A petition for rehearing en banc is an extraordinary procedure intended to bring to the attention of the entire court a precedent-setting error of exceptional public importance.”

The dissent from the panel’s decision that earlier had dismissed the case said: “The majority’s first error is its conclusion that the First Amendment did not protect [the Christians'] speech. This is not only wrong, it is dangerously wrong.”

AFLC co-founder David Yerushalmi said the First Amendment “is under assault by both Muslim supremacists and Islamists on the one hand and progressives advocating ‘hate-speech’ crimes on the other.”

“The result is a shrinking arena of free speech with government bureaucrats and cultural and civilizational jihadists dictating what is and is not acceptable speech,” he said. “Maybe, just maybe, the Sixth Circuit has decided to draw the line in the sand to protect against any further encroachment upon the sphere of this First Amendment freedom.”

Be a champion for the absolute truth of Scripture, and learn your spectacular destiny direct from your Bible that’s hardly ever mentioned in church: Get “Shocked by the Bible: The Most Astonishing Facts You’ve Never Been Told” – autographed!

AFLC said the rock-throwing incident left members of the evangelism team bloodied while deputies from the Wayne County sheriff’s office stood by. Then, when Ruben Israel, the leader of the evangelists, asked officers to enforce the law so that Christians could speak, he was told to either leave or be arrested.

“Whether you agree or disagree with the Christians’ message, there is one issue to which there is no dispute: no citizen should be stoned in a city street in America for exercising his constitutional right to freedom of speech,” Muise said when the case developed.

“And what makes this case so egregious is that law enforcement officers were present and made the conscious choice to allow the Muslim mob to silence the Christian speakers through violence. Indeed, the video of the incident looks like something you would see in the Middle East, not in the United States,” he said.

“While it is shocking to see video of Christians being stoned in the United States for criticizing Islam, it is not necessarily surprising that this incident occurred in Dearborn, Michigan, a city where the mayor and law enforcement have consistently violated Christians’ free speech rights in favor of appeasing a large Muslim population and where, in line with the Islamic legal dictates of Shariah, the Christian Gospel is treated as criminally offensive speech, and violence ‘for the sake of Allah’ is reinforced by arresting or removing the Christians. What you are witnessing on the video is the enforcement of Shariah by a hostile mob and law enforcement aiding and abetting,” Yerushalmi added.

WND reported only a few months before the stoning incident that a court had found local officials in Dearborn liable for $100,000 in damages for arresting a Christian pastor who wanted to hand out Christian tracts at the same festival in 2009.

Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen then recommend fees and costs totaling $103,401.96 be awarded in the case, which was handled by attorney Muise on behalf of Christian pastor George Saieg.

Muise, at the time, was with the Thomas More Law Center.

Muise also won acquittals on charges of “disturbing the peace” brought by Dearborn against a group of Christians after they were arrested in 2010 for a similar kind of speech activity.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/10/christians-bloodied-by-stone-throwing-muslims-in-michigan/#qhIlTc8sOAZD7Rhc.99

Posted in Islam and Christians, Islam in Americas | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Costs of ‘non-Western’ immigration in Denmark have increased by over 2 billion kroner in just 4 years

Cost of non-Western immigration on the rise

Heading into an election year, the Social Liberals’ new leader Morten Østergaard has signalled a tougher immigration stance. Photo: Liselotte Sabroe/Scanpix

Cost of non-Western immigration on the rise

Published: 16 Sep 2014, The Local

Since 2010, the social support costs of non-Western immigrants and their descendants have increased by over two billion kroner, while the same costs for ethnic Danes have decreased by eight million kroner, the think-tank and magazine Mandag Morgen has reported.
The magazine also found that since 2008, the number of non-Western immigrants and their descendants receiving financial support from the state has risen by 35 percent.
Government coalition partners the Social Liberals (Radikale), a traditionally pro-immigration party, said the numbers indicate that Denmark needs to start requiring more from immigrants.
“We need to admit that there are too many immigrants in the unemployment statistics and outside of the job market. There are too few in education and too many in the crime statistics,” the economy minister, Morten Østergaard, who is also the Social Liberals’ party leader, told Mandag Morgen.
Østergaard’s party cohort Marlene Borst Hansen also signalled a shift in immigration policies.
“We can see that there is a solid difference in how well different immigrants take care of themselves and how much they contribute to society. I don’t think that is due to resistance [on their part] but maybe we haven’t been clear enough about our demands and our expectations over the past few years,” she told Politiken.
Hansen ruled out taking any benefits away from immigrants or their descendants.
“We don’t think that the only way to get people to contribute is to take something away from them. We are of the opinion that we should have expectations and that people shouldn’t be allowed to go a long time without facing some requirements, as is in the case in many municipalities,” she said.
The new tone from the Social Liberals was foreshadowed by the party’s Manu Sareen in an interview with Mandag Morgen last month.
“We need to begin setting the exact same requirements for everyone, regardless of skin colour and where they come from, so that everyone can reach a situation in which they can take care of themselves,” Sareen, the integration minister, said.
Posted in Islam in Europe | Tagged | Leave a comment

Obama Says Muslim Terror Attack on Canada is “Senseless Violence”

U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday that full information was not available yet on the motivation of the “tragic” shootings that occurred in the Canadian capital of Ottawa earlier in the day.

“Obviously the situation there is tragic,” the president told reporters after holding a meeting on Ebola at the White House. ” Obviously we’re all shaken by it.”

While saying the shootings emphasized the “degree to which we have to remain vigilant” in dealing with “these kinds of acts of senseless violence or terrorism,” the president told reporters that “We don’t yet have all the information about what motivated the shooting.”

So many possibilities as to what motivated the shooting…

1. Amish angry over buggy whip shortages

2. The gamers of Gamergate

3. Climate Change

4. Israel

5. Workplace violence

Or we can just assume it was angry Amish gamers upset over Israeli Global Warming at their workplace. Certainly can’t be Muslims.

They’re a religion of peace.

Source.

 

Posted in Current Affairs, Islam in Americas | Tagged , | Leave a comment

UK Government spends £840 million on Muslim prisoners who make up 14% of the entire country’s prison population

“Nowadays jails are run mostly by Muslims … It hurts as a Muslim to have someone disrespect my religion. If we deal with him one time, with violence, and show him what time it is, he will never disrespect our religion again … For Muslims, you’d say it’s good, but for non-Muslims, it’s very, very bad.”
— Jay, five-time former inmate, quoted by the BBC

Rather than change their aggressive, violent behavior they want to blame their own criminality on “discrimination”, poor school performance, poor ability to find jobs (they don’t want to work), family breakdowns, lack of integration into society. The excuse is that Muslim criminality, which is high and rampant in every single country where Muslim emigrate to, is caused by “Muslims being more frequently caught and prosecuted, or sentenced to longer prison terms compared with other offenders”.

Mizanur Rahman, a spokesman for the organisation Muslim Prisoners, blamed the spike on “Islamophobia and racism among police officers”.

There is no rocket science to Muslim crimes. The reason Muslims are more criminalized than other groups is that the religion does not teach a proper mindset. Islam is the foundation of most Muslim homes even in the West. Islam teaches division, discrimination, racism and hatred of other people. It doesn’t permit or encourage integration. How is it possible for them to contribute any other way to society if that is how they are told to view the world and society? And since Islam is the foundation of Muslim culture, Islam has created a culture that is completely incompatible with the rest of the world.

Muslims represent only 4.7% of the entire British population but dominate crime, violence, welfare claimants, healthcare users and population increase. Over the past 15 years, the number of Muslims in British prisons has jumped by more than 200%. In Whitemoor, a Category A prison in Cambridgeshire, England, the Muslim prison population is as high as 43 per cent. Over 12,000 Muslims are in prison in England and the numbers are drastically rising every single year. Each prisoner costs the tax payer GBP £70,000 meaning the government spends over £840 million on Muslim prisoners alone. In 1991 prisons housed 1,957 Muslims. By 2013 the total percentage had jumped to 12% and in 2014 the figures increased to 14%. With the volume of terrorists being recruited and increasing in the UK the numbers are bound to climb even higher.

Related:
– Number of Muslims in prison doubles in decade to 12,000
– Britain: Muslim Prison Population Up 200%
– PDF: Prison population statistics: Parliament

Posted in Current Affairs, Islam in Europe | Tagged | Leave a comment