Friday, April 3, 2009

Dorrie's Picks, 4/3/09
Obama bows down to Saudi King (updated)
[Two excellent videos here, for those who might doubt he bowed.]
I am quite certain that this is not the protocol, and is most unbecoming a President of the United States.(See also: With bowed head and bended knee and Would Abe Lincoln bow down to a slave-keeping Arab king?)

Update: See Miss Manners on the protocol: Americans do not bow to foreign monarchs because that act signified the monarch's power over his subjects.
YouTube - CAIR: California Radio Hosts Mock Islam, Muslim Beliefs
Islamic Rights Group [CAIR—imagine!] Demands Reprimand of KSFO Talk Show Hosts
The nation's leading Islamic civil rights group today issued a call for San Francisco-based KSFO 560 AM to reprimand two local talk show hosts -- and has asked the station's listeners to contact advertisers -- following a segment that it says "mocked Islam, misstated Muslim beliefs and cast suspicion on political participation by American Muslims."

The pair, during the Monday program, did a comedic segment about Islam and its tenets, and joked that "Islamic finance is about living within your means and helping the needy -- unless they're Jews," the blog reported. Additionally, they observed that "the great honorable qualities of that good old time religion: honor killings, female circumcision, not allowing women to drive ... Jews are monkeys, pigs.''

And what was it CAIR objected to here?
Judge: Bagram [Afghanistan] Prisoners Can Challenge Detention
A federal judge ruled Thursday that prisoners in the war on terror can use U.S. civilian courts to challenge their detention at a military air base in Afghanistan, for the first time extending rights given to Guantanamo Bay detainees elsewhere in the world.

U.S. District Judge John Bates turned down the United States' motion to deny the right to three foreign detainees at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.

So let’s see if I’ve got this right: an American judge says that if an American captures a jihadist (who’s likely about to kill the American) that Afghan jihadist can SUE THE AMERICAN in Afghanistan for capturing him IN AFGHANISTAN?? Ai-yi-yi!

It was bad enough to allow the Gitmo Guys to help themselves to American justice, but at least they were confined at Gitmo . . . but right there on Afghan soil the jihadist can sue the American who catches him?

This is an appalling new twist on Catch & Release.
Episcopal Priest Ann Holmes Redding Has Been Defrocked
The Episcopal Church has defrocked Ann Holmes Redding, the Seattle Episcopal priest who announced in 2007 that she is both Christian and Muslim.

Bishop Geralyn Wolf of Rhode Island, who has disciplinary authority over Redding, informed the priest of her decision in a letter today.

Wolf found Redding to be "a woman of utmost integrity and their conversations over the past two years have been open, honest and respectful," according to a press release from the Diocese of Rhode Island.

Two years? She would have long since been dispatched to Allah had she decided to be a priest while living in any of her beloved Islamic nation-states.

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