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Friday, September 9, 2016

Feel Sorry For Hillary, She Is Mentally Challenged But Vote For Trump

GOP lawmaker: Be nice to Clinton, she has ‘special needs’

GOP Rep. Louis Gohmert says Republicans should lay off talk about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s health—but not for the same reason her campaign is urging media stop with the health talk.
Speaking to a group gathered for the Values Voter Summit, Gohmert said Christians shouldn’t make fun of Clinton for being disabled.
“I do want want to warn, since most people here are Christians, and I’m serious about this — a true believer does what Jesus did and still does. You don’t make fun of people who are impaired [or] have special needs. And whether you like her or not, Hillary Clinton has made clear she is mentally impaired, and this is not somebody you should be making fun of,” the lawmaker said.
Gohmert suggested that the Democratic nominee’s campaign is working overtime to cover the fact that Clinton is far past her prime.
“I get the impression that in law school and along the way, she’s been very, very smart, but — I don’t know. Maybe it was the concussion, the fall back, when she did. Or maybe — who knows,” Gohmert said, according to Washington Examiner. “They won’t tell us what really is going on with her, but if I were going to smash cell phones, Blackberrys, I’d use a two pound sledge. I think that’s the most — well maybe, who knows. Maybe somebody got to wail it around and hit her again.”
Gohmert, who initially supported Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for president, said conservative voters should pray for Clinton but vote for GOP nominee Donald Trump.
“We need to be praying for Hillary Clinton. There’s special needs there, there’s mental impairment,” Gohmert said. “I mean, seriously. She can’t remember.”

Muslim Makes It Very Clear That His Religion Is Different From All Other Religions!

"To argue for the separation of religion from politics, then, is to argue against the model of the very man Muslims most admire and seek to emulate."

The author of the following op-ed, Shadi Hamed, accidentally steers into the real problem with Islam.  It is a religion and and political system and the two cannot be separated. It is not like any other religion and therefore to assume it is, is for those who don't know or don't care to know.

For the average Muslim believer, as Mr. Hamed makes clear, what is written in the Koran is gospel and must be believed and followed.  There can be no disagreement for to do so would be to violate the word of G-d.

This article which appeared in the LA Times is an indication that there will be a time when  non-Muslim Americans will give no more and a major confrontation will occur.  We are not there today, however, when Muslims start attacking non-Muslim churches and synagogues and demand special rights (traditionally when they reach 5% of the population), Americans will "get their back up" and say "no".  Things will then explode.  It's coming and the Obamas and others who placate and encourage Muslim activism are only bring the day of conflict nearer to fruition.

Conservative Tom

From burkinis to the Koran: Why Islam isn't like other faiths

Shadi Hamid
My parents, brother and I were on vacation in Florida, and we were talking about Donald Trump. The idea of leaving America if a scary Republican wins has always been a joke among high-minded liberals who can just fly off and find a job in Toronto or Geneva. But for my family, the joke had taken on a more sinister tone.
It was the Muslim version of “the talk,” and it went something like this: If, God forbid, it gets worse and a President Trump encourages a climate of hatred and persecution against American Muslims, then what are our options? Trump, after all, has expressed support for registering Muslims in a database and refused to disavow Franklin D. Roosevelt’s internment of Japanese Americans, so it wasn’t too much of a stretch.
My dad was born and raised in authoritarian Egypt, later immigrating to Canada and then the United States.
To my surprise, he is still technically a Canadian citizen. We had a backup plan! As we played out the various frightening scenarios, my parents, after flirting with the idea of self-imposed exile, reached the same conclusion: This is their country too, and they would fight for it. They wouldn’t give up.

It was an inspiring thing to watch, and a reminder that it’s possible to be both fully Muslim and fully American — right-wing noise to the contrary. One 2016 survey actually found that “Muslims who say their faith is important to their identity are more likely to say being American is important to how they think of themselves.”
Still, I understand why many Americans might find Islam puzzling and foreign. There’s no contradiction in the term American Muslim; but that doesn’t mean Islam is like other monotheistic faiths. It isn’t, in part because it doesn’t lend itself as easily to modern liberalism. The more I’ve studied my own religion — its theology, history and culture — the more I’ve come to appreciate how complicated it is and how much more complicated it must be for people who are coming at it from scratch.
Contrary to what many think, there is no Christian equivalent to Koranic “inerrancy,” even among far-right evangelicals. Muslims believe the Koran is not only God’s word, but God’s actual speech — in other words, every single letter and word in the Koran comes directly from God. This seemingly semantic difference has profound implications. If the Koran is God’s speech, and God is unchanging and perfect, then so is his speech. To question the divine origin of the Koran, then, is to question God himself, and God is not easily put in a box, well away from the public sphere. 
Differences between Christianity and Islam also are evident in each faith’s central figure. Unlike Jesus, who was a dissident, Muhammad was both prophet and politician. And more than just any politician, he was a state-builder as well as a head of state. Not only were the religious and political functions intertwined in the person of Muhammad, they were meantto be intertwined. To argue for the separation of religion from politics, then, is to argue against the model of the very man Muslims most admire and seek to emulate.

Islam’s outsized role in public life leads, circuitously, all the way to the “burkini” controversy. Westerners might ask themselves: Is it really that big of a deal if a few French mayors ask women to wear a “normal” swimsuit on the beach? Well, yes.
If you’re a Muslim woman who wears the hijab — covering the hair and most of the body — you can’t wear just any swimsuit. Some women, of course, are pressured or even legally mandated to wear the hijab (as in Saudi Arabia and Iran), but most choose to do so; it’s about their personal relationship with God. Regardless of whether we like it, the predominant scholarly opinion today is that wearing hijab is fard, or obligatory. Although Western feminists may argue that covering up is sexist — it can encourage the idea that women are primarily sexual objects — asking Muslim women to take off the hijab is akin to asking them to violate their connection with the creator. 
There are dress codes in Judaism too, of course, but it is only a relatively small number of ultraorthodox women who observe them. The hijab, by contrast, is ubiquitous in Muslim communities, and in some Muslim countries, such as Egypt and Jordan, the majority of Muslim women cover their hair. Again, this is often a conscious choice: Many Muslims take their religion so seriously that they want to observe seemingly restrictive and pre-modern dress codes. This is the case even in Turkey, where millions of women cover their hair despite decades of secular government and forced unveiling in state institutions.
This fact gets at something deeper, which often goes unsaid because it suggests there is — or at least there may be — a clash of cultures. Islam seems, at least by Western standards, unusually assertive and uncompromising. Critics might see it as full-blown aggressiveness. But Muslims often point to these qualities as evidence of Islam’s vitality and relevance in a supposedly secular age. To put it a bit differently, this is why many Muslims like being Muslim.

Whether consciously done or not, to be unapologetically Muslim today is to, in a way, show that other futures are possible, that the end of history may in fact have more than one destination. If Islam has been — and will continue to be — resistant to secularism, then the very existence of practicing Muslims serves as a constant reminder of this historical and religious divergence.
I realize that some of my fellow American Muslims will view such arguments as inconvenient, portraying Islam in a not-so-positive light. But it is not my job to make Islam look good, and it helps no one to maintain fictions that make us feel better but don’t truly reflect the power and relevance of religion.
In the West, the common response to the challenge of theological diversity has been banal statements of religious “universality.” All too often, interfaith dialogue, however well-intentioned, is about papering over what makes us — or at least our beliefs — different. It is a tenet of our American faith that we’re all basically the same and ultimately want the same things. This is true in some ways, but not in every way.
The crisis of culture and identity — one that sees the rise of the far-right and white nativism in our own country — makes it clear that our differences and divides are real. We would all be better off acknowledging — and addressing — those differences rather than pretending they don’t exist.
Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of “Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World.

Political Correctness Does Not Care About Actual History, Only Its View Of It

The president of the San Francisco Board of Education wants “Washington” and “Jefferson” banned as school names, because the American Founders had slaves.
“We should rename Washington High School after San Francisco native, poet and author Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou High School. No schools named after slave owners,” Matt Haney wrote on his Twitter account Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Times.
However, the idea of erasing from history the man whose face is on the quarter and the dollar bill and whose name graces the nation’s capital, a state, counties, lakes and towns distorts history.

WND reported Joshua Charles, a WND columnist and author of “Liberty’s Secrets: The Lost Wisdom of America’s Founders,” documented that Washington worked against slavery for much of his life.
“Washington freed his slaves at his death,” Charles explained at the time. “Washington not only freed them, but in his will, he provided that his estate would pay for their food, for their clothing, especially for the elderly and the younger. He provided for his estate to pay for their education, to teach them useful skills so they could be useful in the world.
“Most people have no idea about that.”
The Times report said Haney “got the idea Sunday after listening to a sermon by Rev. Amos Brown at San Francisco’s Third Baptist Church. Brown spoke of Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics of the Star-Spangled Banner, and of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand when it was played during two NFL preseason games.”
The report said Haney cited references to schools in San Francisco named after Key and other figures who were slave owners.
Haney even noted his local school has a mural of Washington with slaves, even though thousands of blacks have graduated from the school.
The Times reported Haney said in a telephone interview his concern is much broader, insisting anyone with a questionable human rights record should not be honored.
In recent months there has been considerable controversy over names, monuments and recognition of historical figures whose lives clash with today’s politically correct culture.
For example, statues and other recognition of Confederate leaders have come under fire, including in Houston where schools were renamed.
The Times said Long Beach, California, also had a discussion about renaming a Robert E. Lee school.
WND reported last year that officials at Princeton University agreed to consider erasing former President Woodrow Wilson’s legacy at the school.
Demonstrators calling him a racist demanded the removal of a mural depicting Wilson and the renaming of Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Video: Pope prays with U.S. bishops in Washington, D.C.

“To complain about the Founders in this way is to do so in a very ignorant way about human nature,” said Charles. “It’s easy for all of us in this generation to say slavery was a moral evil. But we didn’t earn that; we grew up into a world where that was already true.
“And if we’re going to be honest with ourselves, if we were similarly situated in the 18th century, a lot of people think, ‘Well, I would have thought this. I would have thought slavery was evil.’ I’m like, ‘Really? I don’t know myself enough to be absolutely sure of that.'”
He explained slave labor was an integral part of life for many wealthy landowners, including Washington and Jefferson, who were born into slave-owning families and inherited slaves as young men. That doesn’t make slavery right, according to Charles, but it does put their slaveholding in perspective.
“[In] the world we were born into, that moral victory had already been won,” he said. “At this point, that moral victory had not [yet] been won.”
Following a mass shooting at a historically black church, students at the University of Texas petitioned to remove a George Washington statue and memorials to other Founders because of their ownership of slaves.
In subsequent months, Democratic Party officials in Iowa, Missouri, Georgia and Connecticut have renamed their annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinners because of Jefferson’s slave ownership and Andrew Jackson’s brutal relocation of Native Americans.

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