============================================================ Fundamentally Right: March 2006

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

More Than Surrender

The smoky little club was far from full that night. Nevertheless, the small crowd had their Tuborg and they had “Champion Jack Dupree”. Jack was tickling the ivories, relating the blues and the crowd was soaking it up. It was an intimate gathering, though we were mostly strangers, we knew what we enjoyed and this was it…
What a way to spend an evening in Copenhagen! It was great! I don’t recall the name of that little club, it really doesn’t matter anymore. That was a long time ago and far away, but it’s one of the fond memories of Denmark that I cherish.

Today it’s a different world….Oh, Tuborg is still being brewed in Denmark, but “Champion Jack Dupree” departed this life in 1991 though you can still listen to him on CDs. Denmark is different, it’s lost something. It’s somehow been perhaps too nice a place, a little too willing to accommodate, too willing to share its best.

I hate to bring up those cartoons again…you know the cartoons I’m referring too. I’ve written about them here before, more than once. The cartoons we’re speaking of are said to have caused riots in the Muslim world around the globe. The cartoons have insulted Islam by portraying Mohammad.

It turns out that there is a remarkable story behind all the outrage the world witnessed (mercifully, it seems to have finally subsided).

Did the idea of all those burned buildings, boycotts against Denmark, demands for apologies and death threats touch a raw nerve with you?

This story ends up being just one more step in the gradual surrendering of a nation…Perhaps it’s too late for Denmark, perhaps not…

There is a incredible article posted on “The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies” website written by J. Peter Pham & Michael I. Krauss. The title of the posting is “Descent into Dhimmitude”.


The article reveals some startling facts concerning Denmark’s attempts to placate its Islamic community. It has become all too plain that there will be no placation; there will be no getting along until non-Muslims no longer govern.

Here is an excerpt from the article “Descent into Dhimmitude

“In late 2004 -- a University of Copenhagen professor of Moroccan Jewish descent -- was kidnapped in broad daylight and brutally beaten by three Muslim youths for the "crime" of having read from the Quran during a lecture. A few months later, a Danish publisher used anonymous translators for an essay collection critical of Islam for fear that any named assistant would suffer a similar fate. And in an incident immediately preceding Jyllands-Posten's decision to run the cartoons as a test of self-censorship, Danish artists refused to illustrate a children's book about Muhammad.

These incidents, all disturbing, don't even scratch the surface of the appeasement Danes have made to accommodate the people who unleashed violence against them. In Copenhagen's public schools, the only food available to students -- regardless of their religious affiliation or lack thereof -- are Halal (prepared according to Islamic dietary requirements). In Denmark, a country which enjoys well-deserved praise for the courage with which citizens came together to save its small Jewish community during World War II, Danish Jewish students today cannot attend certain public schools because their very presence is viewed by administrators as "provocative" to radicalized Muslim peers. The country's only Jewish school, Copenhagen's 300-pupil Carolineskolen, founded in 1805, nowadays is constrained to operate behind a double ring of barbed wire.”

Here’s more

“Naser Khader, the Damascus-born son of a Palestinian father and Syrian mother who has served as a Danish parliamentarian from the Social Liberal Party since 1994, now lives under round-the-clock police protection because he committed the "crime" of giving his daughter a kafir ("infidel," read "Western") name. Compounding his "apostasy," he founded a moderate Muslim group with over 700 members, Democratic Muslims, after the outbreak of the "cartoon jihad" to campaign against Islamic establishmentarianism. Imam Ahmad Abu Laban -- the same character who instigated Middle Eastern anti-Danish riots with his portfolio of doctored cartoons -- then labeled Mr. Khader and his supporters "rats in a hole." One of the members of Khader's new group, Iranian refugee Kamran Tahmesabi, recently told a Belgian newspaper, "It is an irony that I am today living in a European democratic state and have to fight the same religious fanatics that I fled from in Iran many years ago."”


Rather disturbing reading isn’t it?

You can read the entire posting HERE

This should serve as a warning to others that believe there is a reward for accommodation to Islam. Peace cannot be attained through the surrender of freedoms. There will never be enough surrendering to satisfy those that desire absolute control.

Thanks to J. Peter Pham & Michael I. Krauss and The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies for their remarkable work…

God Bless America

Brad

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Nukes, Gone in a Couple of Days....

Here’s a thought;

'US could wipe out Iran nukes in 2 days'……that would certainly take a little wind from the sails of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. No doubt there would be some screams and howls from the Arab world, but removing the potential nuke threat couldn’t be anything but good. The free world would surely rest easier!

The article actually titled “'US could wipe out Iran nukes in 2 days'’ was published in the Jerusalem Post’s online edition. Written by Yigal Grayeff, the article outlines what some believe may be the only solution to the Iranian nuke problem.


A bit of the article;

Gary Berntsen, the former senior CIA operative who led the search for Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan in late 2001, believes the United States has the ability to easily destroy Iran's nuclear facilities. He said the US could use bunker-buster bombs and other weapons to carry out the operation. "We can dig those things out. We can destroy them," he told The Jerusalem Post in an interview.

"We can take care of it in a couple of days with air strikes and they wouldn't be able to stop us," he added. "It wouldn't be difficult to plan. There'd be some dangers but I think the United States can do it."

So there’s the plan, what do you think? How many innocent lives would be spared in the long run?

Here’s more of the article;


“"I know the Iranians. I've worked against the Iranians for years. They are determined to get this no matter what, and they will lie and cheat and do whatever they have to do to get themselves a weapon," he said.

Berntsen ruled out covert action because of the scale of Iran's nuclear program.

"This is a huge system of facilities they have. This is not going to be a small sort of engagement. We are probably going to have to destroy 30 facilities in 30 locations. Or at least 15," he said.”


More;

"We should do what we're doing right now. That means taking them to the United Nations and make this 'the world against Iran,' because the Iranians appear determined to create a weapon," he said.

"If by chance they disarm, then we can avoid this, but if they don't disarm we will need to take care of this ourselves," he said.

"The Iranians have to know that we mean business. They will either disarm or we will destroy their facilities. No ifs, ands, or buts. They present a threat to peace in the Middle East. They present a threat to Israel. We cannot accept that," he added.


You can read the complete article Here


So, do you think Iran will still be in the nuke business this time next year? I don’t think so…

Thanks to the Jerusalem Post, Yigal Grayeff and staff for the fine thought provoking article…



Please visit our good friends at Regime Change Iran

They can provide you with the latest information concerning the happenings in Iran.


God Bless America

Brad


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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Iran Freedom Concert

As readers of this blog are aware, Fundamentally Right is a promoter of freedom and democracy. We love, appreciate and enjoy the blessings of freedom that are ours as Americans. We support those that are seeking their freedom and civil rights. Those living under the repressive thumb of the current regime in Iran are longing to be free. They deserve to be free and we stand with them.

Fundamentally Right has been asked to share information with our readers concerning and up-coming event taking place at Harvard University this month. It is the

“Iran Freedom Concert”

We are happy to share these details with you..

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Harvard Students Hold "Iran Freedom Concert" in Solidarity with
Iranian Student Movement for Democracy and Civil Rights

CAMBRIDGE – On Saturday, March 18, Harvard University will host the
Iran Freedom Concert, a rally organized by Harvard students to support
their counterparts in Iran. Prominent Iranian student leader Akbar
Atri and Harvard's Undergraduate Council president John Haddock will
address the crowd.

"As tensions rise over nuclear issues, our diverse student coalition
wants to spotlight the human side of the Iran crisis," said
co-organizer Adam Scheuer, a senior and editor at the Harvard Middle
East Review.

"Iranian students are denied basic rights Americans take advantage of
every day. But there is a brave student movement in Iran working for
change, and we need to support them." Widespread student protests in
Iran have broken out in recent years, despite a brutal crackdown by
the regime's security forces.

The concert, which begins at 9 p.m. at Leverett House, features
leading campus musicians and speakers from campus groups exposing
repression in Iran. Nine organizations are co-sponsoring, including an
unusual alliance of campus Democrats and Republicans.

"The coalition doesn't take a stand on policy debates like foreign
intervention," explained freshman co-organizer Alex McLeese. "But we
agree that the fundamental rights of Iranians cannot be held hostage
to diplomatic maneuverings over Iran's nuclear program."

The Iran Freedom Concert takes place just before the traditional
Persian new year of Norouz – reflecting the students' hope for a new
day for freedom in Iran.

"Iranian students are arrested for what they write on their blogs and
have to take their exams in handcuffs," noted freshman co-organizer
Nick Manske. "In fact, the essential elements of this concert are
illegal in Iran: live singing, mixed dancing, and discussing social
messages. Not to mention the restrictions on women, minorities, and
journalists."

That message is being echoed on campuses across the country, with
simultaneous rallies planned at Georgetown, UPenn, Duke, and other
schools. Prominent Iranian dissidents, as well as the American Islamic
Congress, are sending statements of support.

"This is a critical moment for Iran," Scheuer said. "Iranian activists
need to know that American students are ready to help them hold the
Iranian regime accountable. We want to help our counterparts in Iran
seize the moment and advance their civil rights movement."

For more information, see http://www.IranFreedomConcert.com or call
617.661.0053.



Please take the time to visit the Iran Freedom Concert website


God Bless America

Brad

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Friday, March 03, 2006

THE MANIFESTO

The Jyllands-Posten, the newspaper now widely known for the Mohammad cartoons, is making news again. In another bold move, they have published a “Manifesto”. The Manifesto states their case brilliantly. Despite the threats, insults and attacks that have others ready to surrender their freedom, these folks aren’t backing-up.

The “Manifesto” deserves the support of freedom loving people everywhere… Fundamentally Right salutes and supports you!!

Enough said, here is the Manifesto as it was posted on the Jyllands-Posten website.


Jyllands-Posten

Offentliggjort 28. februar 2006 03:00 / Opdateret 2. marts 2006 15:56

MANIFESTO: Together facing the new totalitarianism

12 signatures

After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new totalitarian global threat: Islamism.

We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values for all.

The recent events, which occurred after the publication of drawings of Muhammed in European newspapers, have revealed the necessity of the struggle for these universal values. This struggle will not be won by arms, but in the ideological field. It is not a clash of civilisations nor an antagonism of West and East that we are witnessing, but a global struggle that confronts democrats and theocrats.

Like all totalitarianisms, Islamism is nurtured by fears and frustrations. The hate preachers bet on these feelings in order to form battalions destined to impose a liberticidal and unegalitarian world. But we clearly and firmly state: nothing, not even despair, justifies the choice of obscurantism, totalitarianism and hatred. Islamism is a reactionary ideology which kills equality, freedom and secularism wherever it is present. Its success can only lead to a world of domination: man's domination of woman, the Islamists' domination of all the others. To counter this, we must assure universal rights to oppressed or discriminated people.

We reject « cultural relativism », which consists in accepting that men and women of Muslim culture should be deprived of the right to equality, freedom and secular values in the name of respect for cultures and traditions. We refuse to renounce our critical spirit out of fear of being accused of "Islamophobia", an unfortunate concept which confuses criticism of Islam as a religion with stigmatisation of its believers.

We plead for the universality of freedom of expression, so that a critical spirit may be exercised on all continents, against all abuses and all dogmas.

We appeal to democrats and free spirits of all countries that our century should be one of Enlightenment, not of obscurantism.

12 signatures

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Chahla Chafiq
Caroline Fourest
Bernard-Henri Lévy
Irshad Manji
Mehdi Mozaffari
Maryam Namazie
Taslima Nasreen
Salman Rushdie
Antoine Sfeir
Philippe Val
Ibn Warraq

Presentations:


Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, from somilian origin, is member of Dutch parliement, member of the liberal party VVD. Writter of the film Submission which caused the assasination of Theo Van Gogh by an islamist in november 2004, she lives under police protection.


Chahla Chafiq
Chahla Chafiq, writer from iranian origin, exiled in France is a novelist and an essayist. She's the author of "Le nouvel homme islamiste , la prison politique en Iran " (2002). She also wrote novels such as "Chemins et brouillard" (2005).


Caroline Fourest
Essayist, editor in chief of Prochoix (a review who defend liberties against dogmatic and integrist ideologies), author of several reference books on « laicité » and fanatism : Tirs Croisés : la laïcité à l'épreuve des intégrismes juif, chrétien et musulman (with Fiammetta Venner), Frère Tariq : discours, stratégie et méthode de Tariq Ramadan, et la Tentation obscurantiste (Grasset, 2005). She receieved the National prize of laicité in 2005.

Bernard-Henri Lévy
French philosoph, born in Algeria, engaged against all the XXth century « ism » (Fascism, antisemitism, totalitarism, terrorism), he is the author of La Barbarie à visage humain, L'Idéologie française, La Pureté dangereuse, and more recently American Vertigo.

Irshad Manji
Irshad Manji is a Fellow at Yale University and the internationally best-selling author of "The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith" (en francais: "Musulmane Mais Libre"). She speaks out for free expression based on the Koran itself. Née en Ouganda, elle a fui ce pays avec sa famille musulmane d'origine indienne à l'âge de quatre ans et vit maintenant au Canada, où ses émissions et ses livres connaissent un énorme succès.

Mehdi Mozaffari
Mehdi Mozaffari, professor from iranian origin and exiled in Denmark, is the author of several articles and books on islam and islamism such as : Authority in Islam: From Muhammad to Khomeini, Fatwa: Violence and Discourtesy and Glaobalization and Civilizations.

Maryam Namazie
Writer, TV International English producer; Director of the Worker-communist Party of Iran's International Relations; and 2005 winner of the National Secular Society's Secularist of the Year award.

Taslima Nasreen
Taslima Nasreen is born in Bangladesh. Doctor, her positions defending women and minorities brought her in trouble with a comittee of integrist called « Destroy Taslima » and to be persecuted as « apostate »

Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie is the author of nine novels, including Midnight's Children, The Satanic Verses and, most recently, Shalimar the Clown. He has received many literary awards, including the Booker Prize, the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel, Germany's Author of the Year Award, the European Union's Aristeion Prize, the Budapest Grand Prize for Literature, the Premio Mantova, and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature. He is a Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et Lettres, an Honorary Professor in the Humanities at M.I.T., and the president of PEN American Center. His books have been translated into over 40 languages.

Philippe Val
Director of publication of Charlie Hebdo (Leftwing french newspaper who have republished the cartoons on the prophet Muhammad by solidarity with the danish citizens targeted by islamists).

Ibn Warraq
Ibn Warraq , author notably of Why I am Not a Muslim ; Leaving Islam : Apostates Speak Out ; and The Origins of the Koran , is at present Research Fellow at a New York Institute conducting philological and historical research into the Origins of Islam and its Holy Book.

Antoine Sfeir :
Born in Lebanon, christian, Antoine Sfeir choosed french nationality to live in an universalist and « laïc » (real secular) country. He is the director of Les cahiers de l'Orient and has published several reference books on islamism such as Les réseaux d'Allah (2001) et Liberté, égalité, Islam : la République face au communautarisme (2005).


You can see it in its original posting HERE

Well done, thank you for your courage, and thanks to all those brave and honorable ones that signed it.

God Bless America

Brad

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The Kid's Future will be a Blast!

In America most parents hold high hopes for their children’s future.

It’s not uncommon for parents to scrimp and save to establish a college fund for their off-spring. It’s an American tradition to help the children every way they can be helped.

Most parents want to be involved in the lives of their children. They guide and support them through the school years, offer advice on dating, you know, all the typical things loving and concerned parents do.

Contrast that with this Palestinian mothers hopes for her children….

An article posted on the Israel Insider website titled:

Palestinian mom regrets her daughter stuffed a huge bomb in her underwear” tells a twisted and chilling story. The article is based on an interview with the mother of a 21 year old female homicide bomber. The article was written by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook.

It is very difficult to relate the cold hearted, compassionless mindset of these people. Hate appears to have totally consumed their passion for life and left in its wake a passion for death…even their own.

Read this excerpt;

The interview features the mother of Wafa Al-Bas, a 21-year-old Palestinian woman who was arrested at the Erez border crossing in June 2005 with a 20-pound bomb inside her underwear. Her target was the outpatient clinic of Soroka Hospital in Beersheba, where she had been receiving regular treatments for serious burns to 45 per cent of her body from a gas stove explosion in her home.

Her greatest wish, she said later, was to kill 30 to 50 Israelis, including children. The hospital attack would likely have killed or maimed the Israeli doctor who had saved her life.”

More;

The mother says she knew that her daughter had wanted to be a martyr since she was a little girl, but the mother hadn't encouraged her - not because the mother opposed the idea of suicide bombing, but because Wafa was female.

"If it was a boy, I would have supported, but since she is a girl I discouraged.
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To read the entire article and to view a video clip of the interview click HERE

It is difficult if not impossible to understand this from the perspective of a western civilization.. The only explanation this blogger can find is one in the spiritual dimension. The motivation must come from satanic forces, driving those poor souls to take joy in homicide and suicide…at the expense of their children..

Thanks to “Israel Insider” and Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook.

God Bless America

Brad

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