I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
some very disturbing developments from this week with stephanopoulos
general casey, questioned about fort hood
(paraphrasing, from notes)
casey---he acted alone, that's our determination, for now, it may evolve
stephy---reports early there were 2 or 3
casey---they were running from police, they were released
stephy---weren't there warning signs, hasan's anti american "rants," the internet activity of a person who used the same name?
stephy---his fellow student, val finell, said, "i'm not surprised he did it, i had real questions about what his priorities were, what his beliefs were, fear of appearing discriminatory against a muslim student kept officers from filing a formal complaint"
Some saw trouble ahead for Fort Hood suspect | National News | Comcast.net
(the link copied mentions military investigators looking into the trajectory of bullets fired, as if they're examining the possibility of more than one shooter)
me: i don't believe, as of now, hasan had friends, it doesn't sound right, hopefully we won't later learn different
casey---the investigation must take its course, i have no comment on the possibility of fellow conspirators
stephy---so you can't rule out anything?
me: the msm has tried very hard this week NOT to examine hasan's obvious motives, but they can't ignore them, the shooter's particular brand of hate is just too loud and obvious to overlook
me: the msm has tried to turn this story, instead, in its more favored directions---ptsd (even tho hasan was never overseas), where he got his guns
stephy---3000 muslims in the US military, a challenge? this isn't the first incident of fratricide by a disaffected muslim
casey---any speculation could heighten an anti-muslim backlash, our army and our society are very diverse, it's our strength
stephy---stress, repeated deployments, our troops?
casey---we will do whatever it takes to ensure the mental well being of our force, our new $125 million Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, resilience skills taught at the U of PN
please don't jump to conclusions
Please try and think about what you are saying. These courts are being used in marital disputes. Sharia law is extremely clear that the favor goes toward the man. Women cannot divorce without their husband's conscent, etc. In the UK, it even costs more for women
The Islamic Sharia Council is listed as a charity but people seeking a divorce, or talaq, must fill in a form and pay a fee. For a man it is £100; for women, it is £250 because the imams say it takes more work to process a woman's application as her word has to be corroborated.
Under Muslim law, a man can divorce his wife simply by uttering the word 'talaq', yet a woman cannot be granted a divorce without the consent of her husband or winning a dissolution of the marriage from the imam. Even if the couple are divorced under British law, they remain married under Islam until divorced under the religious law, too.
So, you are allowing a court to rule on divorce and other martial disputes that not only favors the man but persecutes the woman and you have the gall to pretend a woman in that kind of repressive society would actually have the understanding or choice that there are other courts open to her besides the one of her religion?
Please tell me you aren't that naive. This is a brutal attack on women's rights and you should know that before defending such a despicable and draconian practice.
Last edited by texmaster; 11-08-09 at 01:18 PM.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
obama's top legal adviser at foggy bottom (state dept) harold koh has reportedly expressed openness to employing sharia law in some heavily muslim communities in the US
that'd be detroit, houston and some townships along the washington-boston corridor
Harold Koh's opinions on sharia, campus military recruitment draw criticism
Last edited by EpicDude86; 11-08-09 at 01:29 PM.
Lieberman just said there were all manner of hints this ass was nutso... and should have been gonzo from the military.
Why wasn't he?
My take... the fear of being smacked as "profiling".
And with that more Americans die.
Profiling should be used.
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