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To My Angry Muslim Brother

Friday, September 21st, 2012

If you are a Muslim and are angry about things being said about Islam, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), or our ummah, please watch the videos below.

If you are a non-Muslim and you are asking yourself, “What’s up with these Muslims? Why are they so angry? Why are they so violent?”, please watch these videos.

The first one is short, just under 5 minutes. The second one is a little longer, but completely worth it.

#Muhammad – When They Insult Our Prophet (PBUH):

To My Angry Muslim Brother:

The Madness of a Lost Society

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Most people know something is wrong. They… no, we… feel it in our gut.

Unfortunately, though, most of us are distracted, so we tend not to see it. And when we do see it, if we don’t understand it, we tend to move to something that is easy to understand… something emotionally easier to handle. It’s easier to blame them. It’s easier to have a scapegoat or to look to someone who is far worse off than ourselves. Rather than trying to understand what is happening.

Watch this video about what is happening to the fabric of American society.

The Arab Spring, the riots in London and Greece, the bailouts of governments by the European Central Bank, the wars in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and the countless other places we have invaded have nothing to do with al-Qaeda or Muslim extremists or loose immigration laws or any other convenient “other”. These things have to do with our financial system and the control of resources. Until you wake up to that fact, you will continue to feel that dull ache in your belly. When you get a moment of stillness, you will quietly wonder what is happening, until something comes along and distracts you yet again.

Egypt Uprising Just The Beginning – But Is The Financial Crisis Planned?

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

I don’t know… I’m just asking the question.

All of the news, all of the activity, and all of the emotion is being portrayed as a people-against-a-tyrant kind of movement. But I don’t buy it. (It may be true for individual participants, but the news media, in my opinion, is being very irresponsible with such a portrayal.)

Keep in mind though, I am sitting here in the US, completely removed from what’s happening on the ground in Egypt. In fact, I’ve never even been to Egypt, so please take my thoughts with a grain of salt.Financial Crisis Started the Uprisings in Egypt - Was It Instigated?

But let me say this… Sometimes it is easier to see things as they are from afar.

We (the world) are in the middle (perhaps only the beginning) of a global financial crisis. The global financial system is backed by the US dollar, which is backed only by debt and is on the verge of collapse. To keep up, governments are printing currency like there’s no tomorrow. As a consequence, food prices are soaring. Unemployment (no matter how many times talking heads and governments redefine it) is skyrocketing. And people are rising up in protest… however, not necessarily with knowledge of the real problems… There are definitely scapegoats (Mubarak and others… and some are deserved, for sure), but the issue is a financial one.

Do you really think what happened in Tunisia, Yemen, and Egypt is an Arab thing? Do you really think it’s a Muslim thing?

No… this is a global thing. It’s a human thing. It’s a trend.

Now, if you’re on the ground in Egypt or Tunisia, sure, your concerns are yourself, your family, your country, and how bad will this really get? But if you’re not in the thick of it and you do not float from one TV show or news item to the next without context, you will start to see a trend.

Remember Greece last year? How about France? Those protests looked the same – tear gas, gunfire, government and military response, people throwing rocks – and everyone talking about what’s happening locally.

And if you’re in the US (where I am), you know that the sense that something is wrong is quite palpable. Gas prices are going up. The number of people using food stamps is up to 42 million. Banks are going under. Local and state governments are bankrupt. You know people who lost their jobs. Heck, maybe you lost yours.

The fact is, the financial crisis is here. And these uprisings must be viewed in that context.

Now here’s where I may be going off the deep end… Is it planned? Is this the old game of creating a problem with the goal of implementing the “solution”?… namely a one world currency. We shall see.

(Which is why I’m moving all of my money out of US dollars and into things of real value – gold, silver, farm land, real estate. I’m not sure if the dollar will completely collapse, but the world will certainly leave the dollar standard in the near future… When that happens, it won’t be pretty.)

Israel and Palestine – The Never Before Campaign

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Interesting video just sent in via email. It comes from the Never Before Campaign YouTube Channel:

Obama Calls for an ‘International Order’

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Hey… I voted for him and all, but now it’s becoming clear that it’s irrelevant who is in the White House. The pattern I’m seeing reminds me of a book I read in college – The Unseen Hand by A. Ralph Epperson. But, just a reminder, I do not subscribe to a (traditional) conspiratorial view of history.

By the way, I’m longing for a day when I can vote by choosing the best of 2 goods, rather than the least of 2 evils, but I digress… Obama called for an international order (see the video below), echoing the call of George Bush Sr when he mention a ‘new world order’. Maybe that pyramid on the back of our dollar bill is closer to completion than we thought?

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Draw Muhammad Day – Interesting Video

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

I found this on YouTube… check it out

If you’re not easily offended, check out his responses to the rude and obnoxious comments he’s been receiving.

Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Controversy Advice

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

DNN News just posted a new page with video advice regarding the comics, cartoons, and drawings of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) from Danish newspapers, South Park, and Facebook.

Here’s a sample video… after watching, check out DNN’s new page under the Video tab above.

Evangelical Pastors Target Children in Nigerian Witch Hunts

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Evangelical pastors are helping to create a terrible new campaign of violence against young Nigerians. Children and babies branded as evil are being abused, abandoned and even murdered while the preachers make money out of the fear of their parents and their communities.

Here’s the link:

==> Children are targets of Nigerian witch hunt <==

Driving through the town of Esit Eket, the rust-streaked signs, tarpaulins hung between trees and posters on boulders, advertise a church for every third or fourth house along the road. Such names as New Testament Assembly, Church of God Mission, Mount Zion Gospel, Glory of God, Brotherhood of the Cross, Redeemed, Apostalistic. Behind the smartly painted doors pastors make a living by ‘deliverances’ – exorcisms – for people beset by witchcraft, something seen to cause anything from divorce, disease, accidents or job losses. With so many churches it’s a competitive market, but by local standards a lucrative one

Here’s a link to a graphic video about the torture and burning of Nigerian children:

==> Graphic Video: Child ‘witches’ in Africa <==

US Activist Needs Brain Surgery After Being Injured By Israeli Military

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

I find this story interesting on several levels…

  • 1 – It highlights one individual. Usually our media highlights one individual when that individual is Israeli. It’s bittersweet to see someone with individual coverage when they are protesting Israeli apartheid and aggression. I look forward to the day when our media cover one individual Palestinian or one Palestinian family.
  • 2 – Crowd control measures and anti-protest measures are not benign. I am tired of media coverage that mentions “rubber bullets” and “tear gas” as afterthoughts.
  • 3 – The reason for the protest was actually mentioned… although probably not enough. “They traveled to the West Bank to rally against the Israeli-erected barrier that could cut off Palestinian villages from valuable farmland.” No mention of starvation, inequality, military occupation, etc. No mention that the land belongs to families that depend on it for food.
  • 4 – There were no quotes from people that would inflame the situation even more. Usually there’s what appears to be a deliberate attempt to get emotion reactions from both sides of any conflict… to give the appearance of objectivity… but we know better. Conflict sells. And finding the most emotional, irrational, non-articulate person to speak is par for the course. It’s nice to see an article (despite tragic news) that is not hitting par.
  • 5 – The comments that follow the article are disgusting… from both ends of the spectrum.

Here’s the link:

==> U.S. activist Tristan Anderson ‘hanging by a thread’ after being injured in protest on Israel border <==

Not Sure If You Saw These…

Monday, March 9th, 2009

In the “Videos” section above, you can see this series of videos of US Veterans opposing the Iraq War. Here’s the link…

==> Videos: US Veterans Against the War in Iraq <==