Monday, March 30, 2009

Dorrie's Picks, 3/30/09
Judicial Nominee Says Prayers to Allah Okay, But Not to Jesus
"True to his campaign promises, President Barack Hussein Obama has picked a rabid judicial activist as his first federal court pick. Judge David Hamilton has been chosen by Obama to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.Hamilton is precisely what Obama wants in a judge: Someone who ignores the Constitution and imposes his own liberal ideas on each case. Hamilton will have what Obama calls “empathy” for the poor, child molesters, abortionists, murderers, etc.

Hamilton is also an enemy of the First Amendment and religious freedom. Interestingly enough, Hamilton has ruled that prayers in Jesus Name at the Indiana House of Representatives was unconstitutional, but prayers to Allah were not. . . .
UN Body Okays Call to Curb Religious Criticism
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human-rights body approved a proposal backed by Muslims nations Thursday urging the passage of laws around the world protecting religion from criticism.

The council is dominated by Muslim and African countries. Muslim nations have argued that religions, in particular Islam, must be shielded from criticism in the media and other areas of public life. They cited cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad as an example of unacceptable free speech. “Islam is frequently and wrongly associated with human rights violations and terrorism," [and this resolution will do what to disprove that association? Nada] the resolution said.

A simple majority of 23 members of the 47-nation Human Rights Council voted in favor of the resolution. Eleven mostly Western nations opposed it and 13 countries abstained.

The United States did not vote on the resolution because it is not a member of the council. The Bush administration announced it was virtually giving up on the body and would participate in debates only if absolutely necessary because of the council's anti-Israel statements and its failure to act on abuses in Sudan and elsewhere.

Death to free speech creeping ever more steadily toward the United States.
Islamophobia Is A Fabrication
. . . Given the abundant evidence of violent cause and fearful effect, involving a small percentage of [Muslim] antagonists, the general charge of Islamophobia is an ideological fabrication.

But thanks to actions just now in the U.N., an accusation of Islamophobia will be enough to get people killed or thrown in jail, and this author’s voice (and thousands of others) will never be heard.
Archbishop Meets with Muslim Leaders at Dearborn Mosque
. . . The Catholic prelate's visit to one of the most prominent Islamic institutions in Metro Detroit occurs amid initiatives by Muslims, the Vatican, and Roman Catholic bishops in America to further ecumenical dialogue. In 2007, Catholic and Muslim leaders met in the Islamic Center of American [sic] for a series of conversations aimed and formalizing a statement of common beliefs and understandings between the faiths.

Such a statement is expected to take years to achieve. . . .

Islamic Law's Influence in America a Growing Concern
"Shariah Law is the totality of the Muslim's obligation," said Abdullahi An-Na'im, a professor of law at Emory University in Atlanta. According to An-Na'im, Shariah is similar to Jewish Talmudic Law or Catholic Canon Law in that it guides an adherent's moral conduct.

“Similar” might be true, but “moral concept” and human conduct are miles apart in meaning, understanding, and restrictions, in the Qur’an versus the Talmud and Canon Law.

But Professor An-Na'im believes it will be different in America. "The variety of American secularism — which is much more receptive of public displays of religion and a public role for religion — is, in fact, more conducive for Muslims to be citizens and to be comfortable with their religious values and citizenship than European countries," An-Na'im said.

Kitman at work. Translated: We’ll get a foothold here a lot faster. Helped nicely by the likes of the archbishop above.

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