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Hamas's Love for Death and Ceasefires

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It's due to the Quran and prophetic tradition, particularly the Prophet's Treaty of Hudaibiyyah....


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Palestinians in Gaza celebrate "ceasefire" as victory,
chanting, "people of Gaza have won".

No less than 20 rockets were fired into Israel Wednesday (11/21/12) night within the first three hours after the cease-fire understanding between Israel and Hamas ostensibly began at 9 p.m. local time. Despite inauspicious beginnings, following an overnight calm, by Thursday morning (11/22/12), senior Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officials maintained they believe Hamas and Islamic Jihad intended to implement the cease-fire with Israel, and prevent other jihadist factions from firing into Israel.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak clarified that the cease-fire was not an agreement with Hamas, but rather a document of “understandings”—between Israel and Egypt, on the one hand, and Egypt and Hamas, on the other. During an interview with Israel Radio, Barak insisted,  “There is no agreement. I am holding the paper in my hands.” Moreover, Barak and the IDF believe that despite Hamas’ public triumphant crowing, the Gaza regime was privately aware of the significant level of damage its jihadist infrastructure had sustainedduring Operation Pillar of Defense.

Hamas’ renewed jihadist violence against Israel was punctuated, initially, by messages extolling their “love of death” to terrorize and demoralize the Israelis, then suing for a cease-fire when the Israelis retaliated with devastating effectiveness. These actions epitomize the archetypal jihad tactics of Islam’s founder Muhammad, idealized as the eternal model for behaviors that all Muslims should emulate.

Nearly six decades ago (in 1956), Arthur Jeffery, a great modern scholar of Islam, reviewed Guillaume’s magisterial English translation of Ibn Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah, the oldest and most important Muslim biography of Muhammad. Jeffery’s review included this trenchant observation:

Years ago the late Canon Gairdner in Cairo said that the best answer to the numerous apologetic Lives of Muhammad published in the interests of Muslim propaganda in the West would be an unvarnished translation of the earliest Arabic biography of the prophet.

W. H. T. (Canon) Gairdner, in 1915, highlighted the dilemma posed by Islam’s sacralization of Muhammad’s timeless behavioral role model, revealed in such pious Muslim biographical works:

As incidents in the life of an Arab conqueror, the tales of raiding, private assassinations and public executions, perpetual enlargements of the harem, and so forth, might be historically explicable and therefore pardonable but it is another matter that they should be taken as a setting forth of the moral ideal for all time.

As recorded by Palestinian Media  Watch, Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades—named after the murderous 1930s jihadist Izz al-Din al-Qassam—issued a November 18, 2012 message addressed to Israeli soldiers, which stated:

From the Al-Qassam Brigades to the Zionist soldiers: The Al-Qassam Brigades love death more than you love life. [emphasis added]

Such macabre, hideous sentiments are intrinsic to Hamas’ ideology, and deeply rooted in Islamic theology.

The Preamble to Hamas’ 1988 foundational covenant plainly affirms its abiding,  ancient commitment to jihad “martyrdom,” in the context of re-conquering all of historical Palestine:

[Hamas] joins arms with all those who wage jihad for the liberation of Palestine. The souls of its jihad fighters meet the souls of all those jihad fighters who sacrificed their lives for the land of Palestine, from the time when the Prophet’s companions conquered it until the present.

And the specific motif of Muslims as “loving death” more than infidels, especially perfidious Jews, love life, also dates back to the advent of Islam.

According to Islam’s seminal early historian, al-Tabari (d. 923), during Abu Bakr’s reign as Caliph (i.e., immediately after Muhammad’s death), his commander Khalid b. al-Walid’s wrote a letter in 634 to a Persian leader in Iraq identified as “Hurmuz,” warning of a prototypical expansionist jihad campaign, spearheaded by Muslim warriors enamored of death.

Now then. Embrace Islam so that you may be safe, or else make a treaty of protection for yourself and your people, for I have brought you a people who love death as you love life [emphasis added].

“Martyrdom operations” have always been intimately associated with the institution of jihad. Professor Franz Rosenthal, in a magisterial 1946 essay (titled, “On Suicide in Islam”), observed that Islam’s foundational texts sanctioned such acts of jihad martyrdom and held them in the highest esteem:

…death as the result of “suicidal” missions and of the desire of martyrdom occurs not infrequently, since [such] death is considered highly commend­able according to Muslim religious concepts.

Koran 9:111 provides an unequivocal, celebratory invocation of martyrdom during jihad:

Lo! Allah hath bought from the believers their lives and their wealth because the Garden will be theirs: they shall fight in the way of Allah and shall slay and be slain.

And Muhammad himself celebrated jihad martyrdom as the supreme act of Islamic devotion in the most important canonical hadith collection [Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Numbers 53 and 54]:

Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet said, “Nobody who dies and finds good from Allah (in the Hereafter) would wish to come back to this world even if he were given the whole world and whatever is in it, except the martyr who, on seeing the superiority of martyrdom, would like to come back to the world and get killed again (in Allah’s Cause).”

Narrated Abu Huraira: “The Prophet said, ‘By Him in Whose Hands my life is! Were it not for some men amongst the believers who dislike to be left behind me and whom I cannot provide with means of conveyance, I would certainly never remain behind any Sariya’ (army-unit) setting out in Allah’s Cause. By Him in Whose Hands my life is! I would love to be martyred in Allah’s Cause and then get resurrected and then get martyred, and then get resurrected again and then get martyred and then get resurrected again and then get martyred.”

Imbuing such tactics with supreme “holiness,” Muhammad became the ultimate prototype sanctioning jihad terror, as recorded in this canonical hadith (Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220):

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy).”

Muhammad, well-practiced at his own canonical dictum, “War is deceit” (fromSahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 267), also conceived the tactical doctrine of a temporary truce, or “hudna,” when infidels thwarted the Muslims’ jihad depredations, and had them at a military disadvantage. This doctrine is based upon what Islam’s classical legists characterized as “the truce which the Prophet concluded with the unbelievers in the year of Hudaybiyyah.” Later, Muhammad unilaterally broke this agreement, when the Muslims regained military superiority, and vanquished the Meccan “unbelievers.” As I conveyed to a confused Charles Krauthammer during 2009 when Hamas’ previous sustained jihad campaign was reversed by the IDF, such bellicose dogma was described lucidly by Antoine Fattal (in 1958), a seminal Lebanese scholar of Islamic and modern international law:

Connected with the notion of jihad is the distinction between dar al-harb (territory or “house” of war) and dar al-islam (house of Islam).  The latter includes all territories subject to Moslem authority.  It is in a state of perpetual war with the dar al-harb.  The inhabitants of the dar al-harb are harbis, who are not answerable to the Islamic authority and whose persons and goods are mubah, that is, at the mercy of Believers.  However, when Muslims are in a subordinate state, they can negotiate a truce with the Harbis lasting no more than ten years, which they are obliged to revoke unilaterally as soon as they regain the upper hand, following the example of the Prophet after Hudaibiyya.

Abiding the teachings of Islam’s prophet Muhammad, Hamas’ leadership, jihadist rocketeers, and homicide bombers, fully supported by the pious Muslim masses who empower Hamas, continue to demonstrate they “love death”—especially if their “martyrdom” kills or terrorizes Israeli Jews. Also consistent with Muhammad’s example, and the actions of jihadists worldwide across space and time, when these tactics of jihad terror are thwarted, Hamas pleads for a cease-fire (or “hudna”), to regain a tactical advantage, pending renewal of its jihadist aggression.

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Dr. Andrew Bostom's new book is, "Sharia versus Freedom – The Legacy of Islamic Totalitarianism"

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No gaza no rockets
written by Infidel and More Proud , November 23, 2012
best solution is start afresh.
Flatten Gaza whole of it. No men no rockets..

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co...39945.html
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Infidull and stupid
written by abc , November 23, 2012
Yes let's flatten the most densely populated patch of Land on earth!
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poor Palestinians poor abc
written by Infidel and More Proud , November 23, 2012
Palestinians are so poor they dont have money for Fajr rockets.

They dont have money for making Kassam rockets.

All their 200 tunnels are not working.

Their bank for collecting and funnelling money is destryoed.

All stockpiles of Kassam and Fajr gone.
How will they terrorise Isreal now for they last their weapons....
Poor Poor Poor Palestinians. All they can do is to reproduce for entertianment....
My heart cries out for them and bleeds like atoz es
And I am the messanger so dont shoot me. Have the balz to shoor Arels son if you are any less dulllll
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Oh Gaza my Gaza
written by A-Z , November 23, 2012
No money for food cause I guy guns
All I care is to shoot ijew for it is funs
Isreal takes fun out of firing Kassam
For iron dome bust them
I lost my nuts smuggling fazir
Yet jew show no mercy to kill us is not fair
I celebrate my defeat with fireworks and guns
For all I care in defeat is victory bar none
For more I become a, whinger and whiner
The more alms will I get for a royal diner
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Infidull
written by abc , November 23, 2012
The rockets will stop when the siege stops.
When they can control their economy, have an airport, a shipping port, control of their water, electricity and utilities, their own banking network.
When free market trade can begin, when Israel stops calculating the calories per person and allows less food.
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Use of tunnels
written by Infidel and More Proud , November 23, 2012

Keep shooting rockets and get kicked in balz. As you sow so shall you reap

So the smuggling tunnels have barriers to stop food calories and other useful stuff whilst allowing cigrettes , weapons and other nonsencical stuff. My heart bleeds for Hamas. The syrian and iranian support is drying out. need money for weapons , not for food and infrastructure.
You are a despicable a dork arent you.
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flatten all jihadi nations
written by HARKAT UL JIHAD EI KAFIROOON , November 23, 2012
flatten all jihadi nations
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abc
written by Kaser , November 23, 2012
You mention that you wish to see Palestinians control their economy, have ports, ect, ect...
The exact same rights Israel wants.

But how can you compare both on the same footing when Muslims in Palestine want Israel destroyed only because they are jews? If Israel was a Islamic nation, we would not see this. But it is a predominantly jewish state, hence the hate. Why the jew hate abc? And don't answer because Israel is oppressing Palestinians - That's exactly what Muslims are doing to non-Muslims in ALL Islamic countries. The hate towards jews in enshrined in your "holy" book.

We see Muslims praying for the destruction of jews ALL OVER THE WORLD. Even Morsi prayed along with an Imam advocating destroying jews - see one of my previous posts for the link.

Israel is surrounded by states that hate it and want to see it destroyed because it is Jewish.
Surrounded by death-lovers willing to blow themselves up for their Allah-granted orgy.
This ceasefire is a joke - only because Hamas probably needs to rearm and regroup for the next wave... Courtesy of Egypt? Iran? Saudi Barbaria?
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abc - watch this video from one of your compatriots "telling it like it is"
written by Kaser , November 23, 2012
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biased?
written by malem , November 23, 2012
So there is no blame on the Israeli side? They expect no reaction to the ongoing stealing of land thru settlements, or the stealing of their resources, on discrimination in everyday life, the prodding of them by shutting of the fuel and electric mid winter? Not to mention the british had no right to sell off that land. Both sides have blame in this latest foray, not presenting that just makes this article a bunch of marketing BS for Israel. By the kaser Morsi was the key person to establish the ceasfire
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Kaser
written by abc , November 23, 2012
I thought pad condell was dead! A failed comedian and failed commentator and a failed human being!
Kaser put the somantics aside and look at the FACTS on the ground!
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Infidel and More Proud/Kaser
written by Islam-watch Pastor , November 23, 2012
You guys have spoken my mind

You know these Muhammadans are not for peaceful coexistence with the Jews but for total elimination of the Jews on this planet earth.

Hitler their uncle tried and failed the same thing will happen they will all fail too.

One thing these death lovers don't know is that, Yahweh’s time’s table for the Jews is now on course. The Trumpet will soon sound for the return of their Messiah.
They ought to have learnt a lesson by now. Remember the 6 days war of 1967 and others that followed ,where tiny state against the giants Arab nations plus the Islamic world could not prevail.

They should remember what the youth David did to their grand, grand forefathers of the Palestinians if indeed they are the descendant of the Biblical Philistines and Bible Gaza which breed the Goliath of Gath.

The truth is that the whole world can ganged up against Israel now but they will not prevail, their Messiah will finally determine the direction of the war, which in the Biblical theology is called the Armageddon.

Cheers
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Hamas- its violence, the Quran and the Jewish people
written by Walter Sieruk , November 23, 2012
It there a truce or no truce the members of Hamas as wellas other violent and non violent Islamic groups have a strong dislike for the Jewish people. This has to do with the history of the life of Muhammad himself. This is because for a time Muhammad lived among the Jewish people and he liked them at first. later when the would not accept his claim of being a prophet he then took a dislike to them that turned unto bitterness and then hate. So then he spoke many terrible things about the Jews and these words were written down on different things and, in time, these words eventually went into the composition of the Quran. For example the Qurans calls Jews "apes and swine." [2:65; 7:166; 5:60] This is why, because of the awful statement about the Jewish people that are found in the Quran Muslims thoughout time and even today have a very strong dislike for the Jews. Furthermore. as a Christian I can keyboard that Muhammad might have been a prophet but the important things to understand is that Muhammad was not a prophet sent by God. Instead Muhammad was a lying deceptive prophet sent and inspired by Satan. Jesus, in fact, predicted and warned about the coming of such men as Muhammad. For Jesus said "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." Matthew 7;15. Also, the Bible further warns that "many false proplets are gone out into the world."
First John 4:1. [KJV]

To fine out more about the Bible, the Quran and other things concerning the subject of Islam there is the Christian site answering-islam.org
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To abc
written by Archpagan , November 23, 2012
In Pakistan, 37 people taking part in Muharram procession have been gunned down by al Qaeda. What is that, abc? Is the battle of Karbala going on till now?
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Gaza
written by dead or alive , November 23, 2012
How big is Gazas army?Do they own even an airplane?
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Dead or alive
written by abc , November 23, 2012
Gaza has no army! No airplanes
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Archpagan
written by abc , November 23, 2012
You have re-emerged!
No idea on what's happening in Pakistan today.
Have not had a chance to catch up the news!
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Pastor
written by abc , November 23, 2012
What a load crock!
Are in a competition to type as much bullshit in the shortest space possible?
"hitler their uncle" you mean hitler the CHRISTIAN!
You moronic dominionist, prince of peace is coming back as a bad ass, or haven't you got that far in biblical studies?
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...
written by Jye , November 23, 2012
Any condemnation of the savages sub humans known as Hamas, Muslims? No? Didn't think so.
Supporters of animals to the very end.
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abc
written by Jye , November 23, 2012
Please explain to me how Hitler was a Christian, abc. Other than some obscure references to the faith that he once made. Never mind, I'll answer for you, because you're obviously confused. Murdering Jews is akin to the Muslim faith, not the Christian. Everything Hitler did was in direct opposition to that of Christianity, while inline with Islam. Probably why he welcomed the grand mufti into his Jew murdering plans, and established two Muslim Nazi units.
As for biblical studies, I suggest you might like to research a little before you make the same old, typically ignorant muslim comments.
Hitler was a Christian. *yawn*
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Frauds have multitute of defenders
written by Montegue , November 24, 2012
It's a well written article, dense with citations. The love for death more than the love for life is a concept presented by Mohammad; ironically, he did not support the concept by presenting himself as a martyr. Like many frauds; preaching is always easier than practicing what they preach. While his exhorted others to die for imaginary rewards that cost him nothing, Mohammad immersed himself with the gratifications of his flesh that the present life could offer. Muslim leaders perpetuate this tradition by encourage others to die for their cause in the name of Islam while they themselves sent their children to enjoy life in the west. OBL is one, and there are many others. The world will never be destitute of idiots.
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Israel
written by dead or alive , November 24, 2012
I read and heard that the Israeli military is made up of hired mercenaries?If they do,ironic that the best military minds come from what three countries?
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Gaza's economy is based on warfare
written by Yibel , November 24, 2012
Gaza is a strip of land 25 miles long and 5 miles wide. It has NO resources - no available water (water comes from Israel), no electricity (Israel supplies electricity), no agriculture (Israel supplies food) , and NO exports (unless you count rockets blowing up Israel). Everyone there is on the dole from money supplied mainly by the EU and US.

Free market trade involves having something to be traded. The Gazans have NO products to sell and NO skills.

Their only desire to slaughter Jews: “Itbach al-Yahud” Hamas’ lastest renewed jihadist violence against Israel was punctuated, initially, by messages extolling their “love of death” to terrorize and demoralize the Israelis, followed by suing for a cease-fire when the Israelis retaliated with devastating effectiveness - the archetypal jihad tactics of Islam’s founder Muhammad, who is idealized as the eternal model for behaviors that all Muslims should emulate!

The Preamble to Hamas’ 1988 foundational covenant plainly affirms its abiding, commitment to jihad “martyrdom,” in the context of re-conquering all Palestine:
Hamas joins arms with all those who wage jihad for the liberation of Palestine. The souls of its jihad fighters meet the souls of all those jihad fighters who sacrificed their lives for the land of Palestine, from the time when the Prophet’s companions conquered it (circa 638 CE) until the present.
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HAMAS = Muslim Brothers = Mursi = IRE
written by Gnostic , November 24, 2012
Egypt is now Hamasistan. Did anybody listen to Mursis speech? He believes that he is the greatest! Poor Egypt!
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Mohamedian Solution to Gaza problem
written by Mohamed , November 24, 2012
Kill all men
Take all children and women as slave.
No men no cry.
And no export of rockets.
Dead dont need no food and electricity and fuel either. abc and malman what do you think?
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Bad bun in the oven makes bad bread
written by Infidel and More Proud , November 24, 2012
Boys whose moms have just stopped wiping their arsez brandishing guns during ceasefire..
Boyz whose pubes have not sprouted brandishing weapons..
And when jews kick some hamas arsz(cheap as islam is fastest growing) they whine like a banshee to grab the worlds attention.
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Infidull and stupid
written by abc , November 24, 2012
If only yourother had heard of your saying:

"Bad bun in the oven makes bad bread"

Might not have had to put up with your nonsense!
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What I think
written by abc , November 24, 2012
"Dead dont need no food and electricity and fuel either. abc and malman what do you think?"

I think you have to do better than this dribble to get a reaction from me!
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What's funny
written by Kaser , November 24, 2012
That the Palestinians and others professional whiners are quick to talk about the "supposed" atrocities committed by the big, mean Israel on the poor defenseless Palestinians.
What about the invading hordes of Muslims in Byzantine? Armenia? Who the hell do Muslims think they are when they talk about the Palestinians being oppressed? If anything, they are being served their own medicine.

The only difference is that if it was the other way around, with a minority of jews in a predominantly ISlamic state, Islamists would not hesitate to wipe-our the jews.

Oh wait, it's happening all over! Nigeria, Mali, Sudan, ect...
Hey, professional Muslim cry-babies - why don't you denounce Boko-Haram, Al-Shabaab, Ansar Dine, and other mass-murdering groups as much as you denounce the Israelis?
You are hypocrites.

Palestinians are pretty much the welfare state of Israel, as Yibel mentioned. If they just shut the hell up, roll up their sleeves and work to build unity within Israel, they would not be in this mess.

But Nooooo - Hamas does not want peace. Morsi does not want peace (although he'll lick Clinton's boots for his 1 B$US welfare cheque)...
Once he gets it, will he still tell Hamas to back off?
Islamists can never tolerate Israel's very existence - it is a stain on their supremacist, "we-will-dominate-all" ideology. Palestinian arab Muslims governed by JEWS??? UNACCEPTABLE - Islam is submission to GOD right? NOT submission to JEWS!!!

If Palestinians want to throw rockets into Israel, then I fully support Israel's unconditional retaliation.
Firing rockets is an act of war and full military response must be used.
If my neighbor fires a nine-millimeter gun at my house I'll warn him to stop. If he does it again, I'll burn his whole house down and bury the ashes...

The Palestinians are LUCKY Israel does not wipe them off the face of the earth - the UN, USA and others are the only reason it's not happening.
If they did, would there be retaliation by other Islamic states??? Sure, another six-day war ending with Israel owning even more Islamic land, and more hate-filled Muslim arabs to deal with...

What a pathetic, religion-induced mess...
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Laying down arms!
written by Scrutator , November 24, 2012
IF ARABS LAY DOWN THEIR ARMS, THERE WILL BE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

IF ISRAELIS LAY DOWN THEIR ARMS, ISRAEL WILL CEASE TO EXIST.
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How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society?
written by This is Rami Rustom , November 24, 2012
> Chapter: How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society?
>
> I will confine my answer to a single, fundamental aspect of this question. I will name only one principle, the opposite of the idea which is so prevalent today and which is responsible for the spread of evil in the world. That principle is: One must never fail to pronounce moral judgment.
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> Nothing can corrupt and disintegrate a culture or a man’s character as thoroughly as does the precept of moral agnosticism, the idea that one must never pass moral judgment on others, that one must be morally tolerant of anything, that the good consists of never distinguishing good from evil.
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> It is obvious who profits and who loses by such a precept. It is not justice or equal treatment that you grant to men when you abstain equally from praising men’s virtues and from condemning men’s vices. When your impartial attitude declares, in effect, that neither the good nor the evil may expect anything from you—whom do you betray and whom do you encourage?
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> But to pronounce moral judgment is an enormous responsibility. To be a judge, one must possess an unimpeachable character; one need not be omniscient or infallible, and it is not an issue of errors of knowledge; one needs an un-breached integrity, that is, the absence of any indulgence in conscious, willful evil. Just as a judge in a court of law may err, when the evidence is inconclusive, but may not evade the evidence available, nor accept bribes, nor allow any personal feeling, emotion, desire or fear to obstruct his mind’s judgment of the facts of reality—so every rational person must maintain an equally strict and solemn integrity in the courtroom within his own mind, where the responsibility is more awesome than in a public tribunal, because he, the judge, is the only one to know when he has been impeached.

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no explanation from the resident liar?
written by Guy Macher , November 24, 2012
Did Mohamed hijack Islam? Did he misunderstand Islam? Any Muslim care to explain this to me?
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How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society? - Part 2
written by This is Rami Rustom , November 24, 2012
> It is their fear of this responsibility that prompts most people to adopt an attitude of indiscriminate moral neutrality. It is the fear best expressed in the precept: “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” But that precept, in fact, is an abdication of moral responsibility: it is a moral blank check one gives to others in exchange for a moral blank check one expects for oneself.
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> There is no escape from the fact that men have to make choices; so long as men have to make choices, there is no escape from moral values; so long as moral values are at stake, no moral neutrality is possible. To abstain from condemning a torturer, is to become an accessory to the torture and murder of his victims.
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> The moral principle to adopt in this issue, is: “Judge, and be prepared to be judged. ”
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> The opposite of moral neutrality is not a blind, arbitrary, self-righteous condemnation of any idea, action or person that does not fit one’s mood, one’s memorized slogans or one’s snap judgment of the moment. Indiscriminate tolerance and indiscriminate condemnation are not two opposites: they are two variants of the same evasion. To declare that “everybody is white” or “everybody is black” or “everybody is neither white nor black, but gray,” is not a moral judgment, but an escape from the responsibility of moral judgment.
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> To judge means: to evaluate a given concrete by reference to an abstract principle or standard. It is not an easy task; it is not a task that can be performed automatically by one’s feelings, “instincts” or hunches. It is a task that requires the most precise, the most exacting, the most ruthlessly objective and rational process of thought. It is fairly easy to grasp abstract moral principles; it can be very difficult to apply them to a given situation, particularly when it involves the moral character of another person. When one pronounces moral judgment, whether in praise or in blame, one must be prepared to answer “Why?” and to prove one’s case—to oneself and to any rational inquirer.

(continued)
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How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society? - Part 3
written by This is Rami Rustom , November 24, 2012
> The policy of always pronouncing moral judgment does not mean that one must regard oneself as a missionary charged with the responsibility of “saving everyone’s soul”—nor that one must give unsolicited moral appraisals to all those one meets. It means: (a) that one must know clearly, in full, verbally identified form, one’s own moral evaluation of every person, issue and event with which one deals, and act accordingly; (b) that one must make one’s moral evaluation known to others, when it is rationally appropriate to do so.
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> This last means that one need not launch into unprovoked moral denunciations or debates, but that one must speak up in situations where silence can objectively be taken to mean agreement with or sanction of evil. When one deals with irrational persons, where argument is futile, a mere “I don’t agree with you” is sufficient to negate any implication of moral sanction. When one deals with better people, a full statement of one’s views may be morally required. But in no case and in no situation may one permit one’s own values to be attacked or denounced, and keep silent.
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> Moral values are the motive power of a man’s actions. By pronouncing moral judgment, one protects the clarity of one’s own perception and the rationality of the course one chooses to pursue. It makes a difference whether one thinks that one is dealing with human errors of knowledge or with human evil.
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> Observe how many people evade, rationalize and drive their minds into a state of blind stupor, in dread of discovering that those they deal with—their “loved ones” or friends or business associates or political rulers—are not merely mistaken, but evil. Observe that this dread leads them to sanction, to help and to spread the very evil whose existence they fear to acknowledge.
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> If people did not indulge in such abject evasions as the claim that some contemptible liar “means well”—that a mooching bum “can’t help it”—that a juvenile delinquent “needs love”—that a criminal “doesn’t know any better”—that a power-seeking politician is moved by patriotic concern for “the public good”—that communists are merely “agrarian reformers”—the history of the past few decades, or centuries, would have been different.

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Rami
written by dead or alive , November 24, 2012
Mankind and I will need more laws and law enforcement to put those ideas to work.
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written by Guy Macher , November 24, 2012
written by kope , November 24, 2012
written by Guy Macher , November 24, 2012

Did Mohamed hijack Islam? Did he misunderstand Islam? Any Muslim care to explain this to me?
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islam is fastest growing religion in the west
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written by Scrutator , November 24, 2012
written by kope , November 24, 2012
written by Scrutator , November 24, 2012

IF ARABS LAY DOWN THEIR ARMS, THERE WILL BE PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

IF ISRAELIS LAY DOWN THEIR ARMS, ISRAEL WILL CEASE TO EXIST.
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white man put jews in gas chamber
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How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society? - Part 3
written by This is Rami Rustom , November 24, 2012
> The policy of always pronouncing moral judgment does not mean that one must regard oneself as a missionary charged with the responsibility of “saving everyone’s soul”—nor that one must give unsolicited moral appraisals to all those one meets. It means: (a) that one must know clearly, in full, verbally identified form, one’s own moral evaluation of every person, issue and event with which one deals, and act accordingly; (b) that one must make one’s moral evaluation known to others, when it is rationally appropriate to do so.
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> This last means that one need not launch into unprovoked moral denunciations or debates, but that one must speak up in situations where silence can objectively be taken to mean agreement with or sanction of evil. When one deals with irrational persons, where argument is futile, a mere “I don’t agree with you” is sufficient to negate any implication of moral sanction. When one deals with better people, a full statement of one’s views may be morally required. But in no case and in no situation may one permit one’s own values to be attacked or denounced, and keep silent.
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> Moral values are the motive power of a man’s actions. By pronouncing moral judgment, one protects the clarity of one’s own perception and the rationality of the course one chooses to pursue. It makes a difference whether one thinks that one is dealing with human errors of knowledge or with human evil.
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> Observe how many people evade, rationalize and drive their minds into a state of blind stupor, in dread of discovering that those they deal with—their “loved ones” or friends or business associates or political rulers—are not merely mistaken, but evil. Observe that this dread leads them to sanction, to help and to spread the very evil whose existence they fear to acknowledge.
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> If people did not indulge in such abject evasions as the claim that some contemptible liar “means well”—that a mooching bum “can’t help it”—that a juvenile delinquent “needs love”—that a criminal “doesn’t know any better”—that a power-seeking politician is moved by patriotic concern for “the public good”—that communists are merely “agrarian reformers”—the history of the past few decades, or centuries, would have been different.

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Hamas
written by Kafirwala , November 24, 2012

'No less than 20 rockets were fired into Israel Wednesday (11/21/12) night within the first three hours after the cease-fire understanding between Israel and Hamas ostensibly began at 9 p.m. local time.'

Hamas is asking for a kick in their arze and they get it too in good measure!

I don't have an atom of sympathy towards these misguided and crude barbarians. I fully endorse the view expressed by Infidel and More Proud that the Gasa strip should be flattened for peace to last in this area. The earlier the better.
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To Rami Rustom
written by apollyon , November 24, 2012
Thanks for a rare intelligent appraisal of the situation. It stands well apart from the mass of uninformed, unintelligent, ignorant, egotistical, self-gratifying apologetic dribble that passes for "comment" in most posts on this site.

Without some form of moderation enabling both sides of the argument to present their ideas rationally and effectively, this site, while providing much intellectual stimulation and broadening the scope of the argument, remains just another tool for al kitman and al taqiya. Of course, the lying deceitful proponents of the "religion of peace" will scream "censorship" at the first hint of moderation, while sharia itself is nothing but extreme censorship under penalty of death. Damn the hypocrites to the hell of their own making. If you believe in hell in this reality, then you doom yourself to experience it in the next. And what happens when the 72 virgins are virgins no more? You're stuck with a gaggle of 72 screaming subordinate females for all eternity - there could be no worse hell than that!!

Be warned, and be aware!
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...
written by kope , November 24, 2012
jews should be send back europe because arabs will not let jews breath in peace
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Kope
written by Duke Indian , November 24, 2012

You are an ignoramus, dude, that is why you are blabbering like above. Don't you know the history of Arab- Israel conflicts? Arabs despite their mammoth majority could never do anything in the past against the handful of jews. In future also it will be like that, despite all the war cries, bragging and blustering of the Arab savages. The foolish Arabs will be perishing like the flies swarming around a lamp post.
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Rami
written by fineliving , November 24, 2012
You have outdone your self ..

Your posts should have been a full article ..

I, totally agree with all of it, especially about the issue of silence toward evil …..

One, would be condoning evil, when one, don't care enough to speak out against it.

I do not agree with this well known saying '' If you have nothing good to say, better not to say anything '' .

Sometimes, speaking out about an unpopular issue [ like Islam ] is more important, then speaking of anything popular.
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abc
written by Jye , November 24, 2012
I think you have to do better than this dribble to get a reaction from me!

In other words, you have nothing to add to the contrary, and this is your way of trying to save face.
Do you know how transparent you are, abc?
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Better solution then flattening Gaza
written by Infidel and More Proud , November 24, 2012
Ok Gazans are just the stooges of their financiars. The financier is Saudi Barbaria so instead of punishing the child for its mistakes the parent should be taken to task.

They should ask Saudis to make Gazans behave or else they will flatten Mecca and Medina.
Just two bombs are enough. There will be peace of earth past this event.
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Eat your own medicine
written by Infidel and More Proud , November 24, 2012
I think you have to do better than this dribble to get a reaction from me!

You cant show any reaction for it is Mo/Allahs vision. Once Jews adopt it there will be peace.
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Duke Indian
written by kope , November 24, 2012


soon christians will put jews in gas chamber
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Hamas and Saudi Arabia
written by Kafirwala , November 24, 2012

I think, Israel has the power and nuclear capacity to strike and destroy Saudi Arabia. Not only Saudi Barbaria, the whole Arab countries. But they will not do it unless it is absolutely necessary like they face a defeat or some serious threat to their security occurs. So the dream and threat of some fanatic muslim leaders like Ahmadinejad that they will wipe out Israel from the earth is not going to work. On the other hand, if they attempt anything of that sort, it will be they who will be wiped out from earth ruthlessly. Their such bogus claims shows only that how egoistic and foolish these idiots are!
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ABC, Malem, Kope, (poor, dim Kope) et al...
written by Amboyduke , November 24, 2012
Well boys...you're takin' quite a beatin' on here...tsk, tsk, tsk!

The rational intellectual thinking being expressed on IW is kicking your collective asses and doing a first rate job of it, if I do say so.
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ABC...give it up and use your noggin...LEAVE islam...
There's hope for you...you're bright...not so much for the others...

Sincerely,
Your pal,
Amboyduke.
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How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society? - Part 4
written by This is Rami Rustom , November 24, 2012
> Ask yourself why totalitarian dictatorships find it necessary to pour money and effort into propaganda for their own helpless, chained, gagged slaves, who have no means of protest or defense. The answer is that even the humblest peasant or the lowest savage would rise in blind rebellion, were he to realize that he is being immolated, not to some incomprehensible “noble purpose,” but to plain, naked human evil.
>
> Observe also that moral neutrality necessitates a progressive sympathy for vice and a progressive antagonism to virtue. A man who struggles not to acknowledge that evil is evil, finds it increasingly dangerous to acknowledge that the good is the good. To him, a person of virtue is a threat that can topple all of his evasions—particularly when an issue of justice is involved, which demands that he take sides. It is then that such formulas as “Nobody is ever fully right or fully wrong” and “Who am I to judge?” take their lethal effect. The man who begins by saying: “There is some good in the worst of us,” goes on to say: “There is some bad in the best of us”—then: “There’s got to be some bad in the best of us”—and then: “It’s the best of us who make life difficult—why don’t they keep silent?—who are they to judge?”
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> And then, on some gray, middle-aged morning, such a man realizes suddenly that he has betrayed all the values he had loved in his distant spring, and wonders how it happened, and slams his mind shut to the answer, by telling himself hastily that the fear he had felt in his worst, most shameful moments was right and that values have no chance in this world.
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> An irrational society is a society of moral cowards—of men paralyzed by the loss of moral standards, principles and goals. But since men have to act, so long as they live, such a society is ready to be taken over by anyone willing to set its direction. The initiative can come from only two types of men: either from the man who is willing to assume the responsibility of asserting rational values—or from the thug who is not troubled by questions of responsibility.
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> No matter how hard the struggle, there is only one choice that a rational man can make in the face of such an alternative.

This essay is by Ayn Rand. It was also included as Chapter 8 of The Virtue of Selfishness.
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@ Deal or Alive
written by This is Rami Rustom , November 24, 2012
> Mankind and I will need more laws and law enforcement to put those ideas to work.

Could you clarify? I don't know what you mean. I don't know what any of the article has to do with laws.
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Egypt: Islamic supremacists pushing to legalize female genital mutilation
written by This is Rami Rustom , November 24, 2012
Apparently the Egyptian leadership believes that Allah is fallible. He messed up by putting the clitoris on women and now Egyptian leadership want to correct Allah's mistake.

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2012/11/egypt-islamic-supremacists-pushing-to-legalize-female-genital-mutilation.html
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Rami
written by fineliving , November 24, 2012
Maybe, that is why Egyptians are back into Tahreer ''square'' want The Muslims brotherhood's president to step down .. like the sadistic thing like FGM

Allah made a lot more mistakes added to the mother of all mistakes, women parts ...

Here is some of them we know about …

He did NOT mean to make ….. pigs … dogs … blood … women in whole …Satan .. jinns …. jews … gays …music … drawing faces talent … left hands … two heads people …

I am sure I am missing some more …

It is not Muslims fault, their Allah was a D student in the school of Allahs …. :)
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Kopey marries a goat
written by Infidel and More Poud , November 30, 2012
http://saberpoint.blogspot.co....s-his.html with
Moallahs blessings.
A shocking story just in this morning. It has been learned that a New York Muslim named Yousef Al-Khattab has married his goat in a traditional Muslim ceremony in the main mosque of New York. Apparently, there is Qur'anic scriptural support for this strange Islamic practice, dating back to the time when Muhammad was hiding from his detractors in the Saudi Arabian desert. Lacking a source of women on which to impose his sexual needs and appetites, the Prophet decreed that female goats are lawful for marriage to Muslim men, though male goats are not. The Prophet strictly forbade homosexual unions.
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Perfect humans in eyes of Allah
written by infidel and More Proud , November 30, 2012
No periods for women (in heaven see quran)
No shit for men in women in heaven (see quran)

After eating non stop where will the waste go if they dont shit in heaven.
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Infidel - for fun
written by Kaser , December 01, 2012
Now Infidel, you know better than this !!!

In heaven, everything is perfect. There are always meals "magically" prepared for you.
You can drink alcohol that "magically" is available everywhere... without the hangovers of course.
(But muslims do not know about hangovers because they ALL NEVER drank alcohol during their earthly life)

You eat, and eat and eat, but you will not be botherred by needs to defecate, nor urinate.
If not, you would need plumbers in heaven, because toilets are bound to clog-up. Or has Allah made, in heaven, un-cloggable toilets?
Where does the crap go? In hell? Would make sense, no?

Hell... if all gay men go to hell, then they're gonna have one heck of a party there no?

Back to women... they will not have menstruations in heaven, of course, and they will be virigns, for ever - even after repeated intercourse - because what man wants to live for eternity with 72 deflowered women. So the women will remain virgins for ever I guess.
Is he going to get bored with his 72 virgins after, like, 10 million years with them ?
What about after 10 billion years. Which is still very little compared to eternity! Maybe your 72 virgins are "replaced" after a while, you know, to break monotony?

Oh, and you will never catch a cold, Never become sick. Never want for anything.
Will you fart? Probably not. Fart means fermentation in the bowels. Can't have that.

Isn't heaven absolutely fantastic! But I wonder....

... If a young baby dies, does he go into heaven also? Does he cry all day long while in heaven? Who cares for him in heaven? 72 virgins also?
They breast-feed him? But they cannot - they are virgins...
What's the point of having a baby in heaven? Does Allah make him appear in heaven all grown up? How does he do that? Does he invent memories? If not, that grown-up baby is going to be one boring human in heaven!

Ok then, let's assume instead it's an 8-year old boy that dies. He goes to heaven...
He's gonna get 72 virgins? what's he going to do with them? Wait until he grows mature? But, but, do we still grow old in heaven?

Back to women. Do they get 72 virgin boys? It's gonna be a long, boring eternity if a woman gets 72 virgin boys for her eternal paradise... She's going to have to educate them all...
Maybe she gets 72 viril manly-men? All lusting after her??? She's gonna be sore quick!!!

Ahhhh heaven... The story just makes perfect sense...

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