Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader, asks to become ‘citizen’ of Islamic State

Nidal Hasan, the Jihadi terrorist traitor who went on a shooting spree at Ft. Hood in 2009, deserves to get his wish. And then the Army can, in a joint mission with the USAF, load him into the payload shroud of a Minuteman III missile and send him to his new homeland.

I find it interesting how popular ISIS is becoming with westerners who want to go and joint the jihad. ISIS was booted out by Al Queda because they were excessively extreme and violent even by AQ standards. ISIS revels in creating and distributing videos showing them carrying out horrific acts of pure evil. And this makes them *more* popular with the jihadi-wannabes. This is, I believe, rather telling about the wannabes: there is something about them that makes them want *more* evil and violence.

I know there are at least a few Mormons who look in on my blog from time to time. I’ve got a question for y’all.

Up front: I’m not a Mormon, but I’ve found them, over the last decade living in distinct Mormon Country, to be decent enough folks. Much of their theology strikes me as downright silly, though (don’t go feeling superior, those of you who believe that small carbohydrate crackers are regularly transformed into meat by means of prayer). Some of the silliness is hard to tell whether it comes from misunderstanding by outsiders, or it is, in fact, silly.

I was reminded of this today in a book store. I wandered past the religion section ( I kinda had to, as it was on the other side of the aisle from History), and for whatever reason one particular kids book caught my eye. It was a large-format illustrated work with the odd title “The Not Even Once Club.” That’s not a title that immediately explains itself. I thought it might be some horribly uncomfortable book about sexual assault, or some lame book about how naughty it is to bully other kids, or some such. But a quick glance at the cover showed that it was actually about a group of kids banded together to never violate any of God’s commandments. Ummm… sure. Why not. That interested me… I wanted to see how the author & illustrated dealt with convincing kids that they really shouldn’t aughtta commit murder, perjure themselves, make sculptures or pick up sticks on Sunday. Never not once ever do any work on Sunday at all, which would be a neat trick since work is defined as force over a distance, which is accomplished by, oh, I dunno, walking your butt to Church. But I digress.

A quick flip through the book made it clear that I still didn’t have the right idea. The kids in the book were shown having a tree/clubhouse that was packed to overflowing with jars of candy and other goodies. A new kid in the neighborhood is brought in and given a test: would he drink alcohol? Not. Even. Once. How about coffee?  Not. Even. Once. How about tea? Not. Even. Once. How about lemonade? Sure, that’d be awesome. Since he passed the test, and was given some sort of loyalty oath to sign, he was inducted into the group, and, presumably, lived happily ever after.

Ummm.

The message I got from this was that it’s bad to drink booze. Sure, I get that. And that it’s ok to drink lemonade. Sure, I get that, too. But where I get fuzzy: it’s not only bad to drink coffee, it’s also bad to drink tea. Bwah? And Tea-Drinking-Is-Teh-Evil seemed to be a bit more important for this group of kids than Murder-Be-Bad.

The book, by the way, was published by Deseret Book Company, a Mormon propaganda firm.

So, for all y’all Mormons out there, explain this to me: Coffee? Tea? Bad???

Is this standard doctrine, or is the author on the loopy end of the Mormon bell curve?

I have heard conflicting things about coffee. As goes at least one story, it was Officially Bad because the caffeine serves as a stimulant, and thus that’s downright druggie. But then the LDS church holds, or at least held (I dunno) a whole lot of stock in Coca Cola… which has a lot of caffeine. So then coffee=bad because it’s a hot drink (which didn’t really clear that up for me). But that doesn’t explain tea, as it’s more like served cold than hot. So… WTF.

And I guess the lesson here is that while caffeine is bad, sugar is AWESOME, and kids need to be bribed with as much of it as can be shoved into them, and that giving in to peer pressure is to be encouraged. Or something.

 

And because why not:

 


A blast from the past:

Hostages? No Problem Soviets Offer ‘How-to’ Lesson In Kidnapping

January 15, 1986

In short: jihadis kidnapped four Soviet embassy workers in Lebanon in late 1985. They shot one  and left his body in the dump. The Soviet response: call the KGB. KGB found a relative of a Hizbollah leader. The KGB castrated him, and sent his severed junk to said Hizbollah guy, then capped their captive. Then informed Mr. Hizbollah that they knew where the rest of his family was. End result: the three remaining Soviet captives were returned.

This tale might be worth remembering. Because the world does not seem to be improving. Consider:

‘Twice as Many’ British Muslims Fighting for ISIS Than in UK Armed Forces

This is an interesting bit of info to keep in mind when you hear the oft-repeated claim that the likes of Al Qaeda or ISIS do not represent their religion, but are in fact the far edge extremists. If that was true, why is that far extremism more popular for, say, British Muslims than joining in the defense of Britain? Where are the massive forces of volunteers of non-extremists who are gathering together to put down ISIS and install a western-style religiously tolerant system that celebrates the Christian, Jewish, Yazidi, Zoroastrian, agnostic, Hindu, Atheist and whatnot minorities there on the ground?

Feh.

When faced with barbarism, such as people who merrily saw innocent peoples heads off, you cannot emerge victorious through negotiation. Negotiating with monsters is like democracy: “two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner.” At some point the lamb had better be ready to put a bullet through a wolf or two.

This may be a few years old, but it’s still a good takedown of the utter bilge – and, ultimately, utterly reprehensible and vile – pseudoscientific nonsense called “acupuncture.”

Read the whole four parts here:

http://sci-ence.org/series/the-ghosts-of-woo-acupuncture/

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Rick Wiles: ‘Ebola Could Solve America’s Problems With Atheism And Homosexuality’

Errrrmmm…

Ebola could solve America’s problems with atheism, homosexuality, sexual promiscuity, pornography and abortion. … If Ebola becomes a global plague, you better make sure the blood of Jesus is upon you, you better make sure you have been marked by the angels so that you are protected by God. If not, you may be a candidate to meet the Grim Reaper.

A few thoughts occur:

1) If Ebola becomes a global plague, having the blood of *anybody* on you is probably not a very good idea.

2) If Ebola becomes a global plague, thinking that your religious beliefs and/or morality will supernaturally protect you is probably a dandy way to make sure that *you* are selected for deletion from the gene pool.

Gotcha covered:

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Scroll down to “History of dinosaurs.”

Gah.

So we’ve seen Vlad Putin doing his best to emulate a certain charismatic  community organizer from the 1930′s: by using nonsensical appeals to nationalist-ethnic identity, he has tried to snap up chunks of surrounding nations, with some success.

But now it looks like much of the rest of Europe wants to relive parts of the 1930′s:

Exodus: Why Europe’s Jews Are Fleeing Once Again

Now, here the issue of Europe’s growing anti-semitism is disconnected from Putin’s actions. But a large proportion of the anti-semitism in Europe has arisen from a dumbth-filled growing ideology, a combination religion and political-domination movement. This time, many of the Jews who are packing up and leaving Europe are heading to Israel, which option they mostly didn’t have 80 years ago, rather than coming to the US. But as they leave Europe and take their skills and talents with them Europe will suffer and Israel will benefit as the US did last time. The last time Europe’s driving-out of the Jews led in no small part to the US getting The Bomb. One wonders what Israel might end up with. With luck, it’ll be something that will allow Europe to accomplish with its current crop of anti-semites what the post-war de-nazification programs accomplished. It will be interesting if, in a decade or so,  a certain religion and its symbols are as legal in Europe as Nazism and swastikas are today in Germany…

Looks like Israel is finally losing its patience with the never-ending halfassed genocides the Gazans keep launching:

Israel Creates ‘No Man’s Land’ in Gaza, Shrinking Strip by 40%

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Now, imagine if Hamas had used all that concrete to build land extensions out into the Med, rather than for tunnels. And if instead of lameass rockets, they’d instead built sewer, power, transport infrastructure. Then  not only would they have all kinds of new stuff and places to be, they’d have that 3 km strip of land.

I don’t think this video shows what it’s being described as. The claim is that it’s the funeral for a suicide bomber, where they forgot to take his explosive vest off and it blows up during the procession; but at one point you can see what looks like the original dead guy on the ground, seemingly intact. I suspect that a suicide bomber snuck in to blow up the funeral. (Note: a tad graphic) (Notenote: THIS says that it’s a funeral being car bombed in Syria in 2012)

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If you have been paying attention at all over the last decade and a half (or longer, if you happen to have the misfortune of living in that region of the world), immediately after the blast there comes many, many repetitions of the same tired phrase that thoughtful people have come to associate with very bad things happening. A hint:

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This has been a public service announcement reminding you that if you hear this phrase… duck.

Ken Ham. Granted, I suspect most halfway intelligent Christians are as embarrassed to claim Ham as one of their own as I, a human being, am embarrassed to admit that he is, apparently, also a human being. But still, this purveyor of religious idiocy and anti-science gibberish is relevant to the discussion of religion and aliens, due to a blog posting of his a few days ago:

The search for extraterrestrial life is really driven by man’s rebellion against God in a desperate attempt to supposedly prove evolution!

Translation: The search for facts is anti-my-God. Nobody could possibly have any reason to explore the universe unless they are trying to kill God.

And I do believe there can’t be other intelligent beings in outer space because of the meaning of the gospel. You see, the Bible makes it clear that Adam’s sin affected the whole universe. This means that any aliens would also be affected by Adam’s sin, but because they are not Adam’s descendants, they can’t have salvation. One day, the whole universe will be judged by fire, and there will be a new heavens and earth.

Translation: Sucks to be Vulcan. Y’all will get punished for what one of *us* did, 6,000 years ago. Burn!

Gah.

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