Meaning is everything. If you’re not getting is right, you’re getting it wrong
A typo, or typographical error, is a fairly commonplace thing and an inherent danger of the printed word. Historically such errors have at times produced catastrophic and very costly results. The lack of a hyphen in some computer coding cost NASA hundreds of millions of dollars in an aborted rocket launch and there are many more such examples. But by far the worst and most deadly typo in history is that of the Mardin fatwa written originally by Ibn Taymiyya (d 1328) who was from the Mardin area of Turkey at the time of the Mongol invasion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_Taymiyyah
To scholars and students of this subject, this fatwa problem is well known, but for many who are not familiar with the subject, it is worth revisiting here as the fatwa is suddenly of immense topicality. The text was, and is still used by many militant terroristic groups to support and justify their killings of countless numbers of innocent…
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“Some people make a living, others make a killing” – an exclusive new documentary on Tony Blair which will break unexplored ground.
Watch George Galloway’s MUST-WATCH Promo TRAILER, here, which includes updates in the form of text and videos.
The film will chart three killings of Tony Blair:
1. His killing of the Labour Party;
2. His killing of more than a million people in Iraq and Afghanistan;
3. His financial killing – the money he’s making from it all!
The enterprise is hoped to be the first step to try Tony Blair for War Crimes at the Hague. Continue reading
Apologies for any foul language used in advance… Russell Howard’s Ignorant EDL
And just for a bit of good news:
I’ve been away (from blogging) for a few weeks and haven’t closely followed the Woolwich incident. I’ve posted this video by Shaykh Abdalhaqq Bewley to demonstrate the general flavour of British Muslim sentiment from an ‘indigenous’ English Muslim revert.
I’ve only read one initial story and saw clips of the murderer with blood on his hands.
Condolences to the family of Lee Rigby. 😦 Thoughts and prayers are with them.
In terms of meting out justice this way – well, this is revenge – not justice. And two wrongs don’t make a right! And a murderer is a murderer. (Everyone knows that the term ‘terrorist’ is an ideological word used to justify ‘wars’ against ‘terrorism’.) The criminals should be trialled like criminals in the usual way, I guess.
I’m assuming from what little I’ve gleaned from mainstream media that this story is (more-or-less) true… And since all mainstream media reports on ‘terror’ tend to be spin with some other objective, I’ve recently not tended to rely on its presentation of facts as though it were the gospel truth. I will do my best, however, to give the benefit of the doubt and assume unlike the Boston Bombing incident there is no weird, messy involvement of secret services in this story (i.e. evidence of secret services talking with the suspects prior to the crime etc). Because if there is, this will render the whole news story problematic, right?
Finally, we should all be outraged at the murder of innocents wherever they are in the world – whether in the UK or in Palestine!
Goodbye 4th Amendment
Goodbye 2nd Amendment
Get ready to say goodbye to the 1st Amendment. Continue reading
CISPA has been very recently halted… But did you know?:
“While news media was focused on the [Boston Bombing], the U.S. House of Representatives quietly approved CISPA [Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act], with a vote of 288 to 127.” (Source)
CONCLUSION 1: Keep an eye on what the government are trying to pass through to legislation when a ‘panic’ hits the media.
“We can relax now that CISPA is dead, right? Unfortunately, the answer is a little unclear at this point. An unnamed representative on Rockefeller’s committee says that “issues and key provisions” of CISPA will be divvied up and made into separate bills. In other words, CISPA will be broken up into smaller, separate bills in the Senate.” (Source)
“Another report says that staff and senators are dividing the issues and the key provisions that are absolutely necessary and they’ll be drafting separate bills.” (Source)
CONCLUSION 2: The damaging elements of CISPA can still make it through into legislation. But doing it this way is clever by being harder to spot and track…
And another thing: LOOK! Youtube to CENSOR protest videos – click here.