A Proper Burial

Barbara

Warning: Graphics are disturbing and not suitable for everyone- BJ inserted them!

Prayer said over Osama Bin Laden’s dead body.

O Allah, forgive our living and our dead, those who are present among us and those who are absent, our young and our old, our males and our females. O Allah, whoever You keep alive, keep him alive in Islam, and whoever You cause to die, cause him to die with faith. O Allah, forgive him and have mercy on him, keep him safe and sound and forgive him, honor the place where he settles and make his entrance wide; wash him with water and snow and hail, and cleanse him of sin as a white garment is cleansed of dirt. O Allah, give him a house better than his house and a family better than his family. O Allah, admit him to Paradise and protect him from the torment of the grave and the torment of Hell-fire; make his grave spacious and fill it with light. O Allah, do not deprive us of the reward and do not cause us to go astray after this.

Osama Bin Laden has been given a proper Muslim burial, he was anointed and wrapped in white and the prayer to Allah was said over his body before being buried at sea all within the proper Muslim burial time of 10 hours.

BUT

Was there anointing of oils, forgiveness of sins, prayers to God, Buddha, Jehovah, final blessings and proper religious burials for the 911 victims of his religious Jihad? He was properly buried within 10 hours and those he murdered have not been properly buried in 10 years.

Mr. President, I would like you to think about that when you campaign at Ground Zero on Thursday. When you stand not at a watery grave but at a grave made of rubble in the heart of a city that knows Osama Bin Laden did not deserve the respect you afforded him. You did not want to offend Muslims with an improper Muslim burial. What Muslim or any civil person would be offended that a mass murderer did not receive the proper religious burial of their practiced faith?

The “proper Muslim” burial given to mass murderer Osama Bin Laden should deeply offend Muslims. Frankly, those concerned with what they consider to have been an improper Muslim burial for a mass murderer are offensive. Their concern is that Osama was not buried facing Mecca. The concern should be that this terrorist did what he did in the name of Islam. How do defend Islam as a religion of Peace and then embrace the Jihad of Osama Bin Laden?

The faith of Osama Bin Laden was respected to ensure he was properly buried yet that twisted faith of Osama Bin Laden is responsible for the mass graves upon which you will stand asking for the votes of the mothers and fathers and wives and children of those murdered by the man you anointed in the oils of Allah…the last words of those on the civil airplanes that flew into the buildings that once stood proudly above your head were. Allah Akbar. 

Those buried at your feet were not wrapped in fresh white linen they were wrapped in jet fuel and concrete. They were not prayed over they were cursed. Look up to the empty NY sky for proof of that…slowing falling to earth holding the hand of the be damned Infidel. 

Mr. President as you stated “we are not at war with Muslims” but as you stand at the site of Jihad remember the man who received a proper Muslim burial Osama Bin Laden, brought the war to us. 

Mr. President…the martyr was not buried at sea the martyr all 3,000 of them are buried at your feet.

American citizens denied a permit to peacefully protest in AMERICA: are we now bowing to foreign kings and false gods right here on American soil?

BJ Downing Kling

Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one. — President Thomas Jefferson

I do not like the burning of the flag, nor the burning of the Bible, Koran or any other religious articles, idols and prophets. I also despise pornography by consenting adults but there is one thing I hate even more and that is loss of my US Constitutional First Amendment rights because of terroristic threats we face from Islamic radical fundamentalists.

Radical Islam kills and beheads innocent people indiscriminately and non radicals Islamic people fail to condemn them but instead rail against those of us who see the burning of the Koran or the characterization of Mohammad as nothing worse than the of burning the bible or effigies and mischaracterizations of our Lord – a shameful disrespect and contempt to be ignored. One lone man occasionally blows up an abortion clinic and one man killed and abortion doctor and no Christian held these people up as martyrs they were held accountable under the law.

Islam has no respect for human life, if it had, it would call out murder over and above the burning of paper regardless of the words imprinted on that paper. If they cannot- their Koran and Mosques and their radicals do not belong in America where we value life over images and holy books and buildings. Here, where we are loathe to be prevented from free speech for fear an innocent will be murdered in retribution for the words or actions of another we have no control over under our Constitution.

When we, the people of the United States have to fear a radical people who condemn and shame all of us for the actions of one and yet we are admonished for condemning any of them for the actions of scores of their radicals who they continually fail to condemn—we have to question the common sense of that behavior on our part. It is not common sense and it gives license to those using this tactic to continue to make fools of us. This is a two way street! Apparently these folks have more rights to demonstrate in their streets like wild animals than we do to peacefully demonstate in ours!

KABUL — At least 12 people were killed in Afghanistan Friday, most of them foreigners, when a United Nations compound was stormed by Afghans enraged by a Florida pastor’s burning of a Koran, according to Afghan officials.

Eight foreigners were killed after demonstrators protesting a reported burning of the Muslim holy book stormed a United Nations office in northern Afghanistan, opening fire on guards and setting fires inside the compound, officials said.

Thousands of protesters mobilized after a midday sermon, then surged toward the offices of the United Nations in Mazar-e Sharif, northern Afghanistan’s largest city and normally a bastion of calm.

Some in the crowd broke into the U.N. office and attacked the staff, killing security guards and members of the U.N. mission, officials said.

For example One pastor burns a Koran and all of Islam demands an apology from our entire country and Obama gives it while radicals retaliate by killing 11 innocents, beheading 2, and we do not demand nor do we receive willingly, any apology from Islam? Instead this pastor is now denied a permit to hold a protest outside a mosque?

An American Citizen denied a permit to peacefully protest in AMERICA? Denied for public safety? We are held hostage to a people who cannot be trusted in America to act like AMERICANS? Indeed- are we now bowing to foreign kings and false gods right here on American soil? Jones and others have NO PLANS to burn a Koran – they are planning to peacefully demonstrate as is their right to do. I wish I could join them. We must not give up our rights to a foreign radical people under any circumstance.

Dearborn — Dearborn denied a permit Wednesday for Quran-burning Pastor Terry Jones’ planned protest outside the Islamic Center of America on Good Friday.

Jones could be arrested if he goes ahead with the protest outside the mosque without a permit, said city spokeswoman Mary Laundroche. She added that the permit had been denied for “public safety reasons.”

Jones said he had not received notification that the permit had been turned down but that he was undeterred.

Jones is due in 19th District Court in Dearborn on Thursday to answer prosecutors’ claims that his demonstration could cause a riot and demands he post a “peace bond” to cover police costs.

Dearborn officials said Jones can still demonstrate at one of two “free speech zones,” including City Hall. Before denying the permit, city officials expressed concern about public safety, traffic and disruptions to nearby churches.

Jones isn’t likely to relent. He’s said for weeks that he plans to demonstrate outside the Ford Road mosque with or without a permit. Earlier today, Jones said the mosque is the ideal site for his protest against “radical Islam” and Sharia, or Islamic, law.

“There is no place better than there to present this message,” said Jones, the pastor of the Dove World Outreach center in Gainesville, Fla.

Jones said he is planning to bring a pistol to protect himself in case of violence, but has no plans to burn an Islamic holy book.

“We are coming there totally in peace,” said Jones, who said he will be joined by several other people including a rabbi.

Earlier today, Dearborn Mayor John B. O’Reilly Jr. released a copy of an “open letter” he wrote to Jones in a last-ditch effort to persuade him to cancel his protest.

In the three-page letter released to the media, O’Reilly urged Jones to conduct his demonstration at one of the city’s “free speech zones.” O’Reilly also questioned the logic of protesting Sharia in Dearborn.

“Our commitment to the Constitution is unwavering, not merely convenient, which makes your hyperbole about Sharia Law being practiced in the courts or civil law of Dearborn nonsensical,” O’Reilly wrote. “So, you are coming to protest against an imaginary threat that doesn’t exist in our community. Not in our courts, not at our City Hall, not on our streets and not in any of our places of worship.”

The mayor also pointed out to Jones that several churches in the vicinity of the mosque will be conducting Good Friday services and Jones’ protest outside the mosque will be disruptive to their traffic as well.

“The members of the Christian churches on Altar Road asked me last week if they should cancel their Good Friday services because of your planned visit. I assured them that they should not because the Constitution does not allow you to violate their rights. I don’t know why you selected Good Friday but it wasn’t very considerate of the significant Christian services being held at that time. I assure you that you will not make them forfeit their services,” O’Reilly wrote.

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From The Detroit News: ttp://detnews.com/article/20110420/METRO01/104200413/Dearborn-denies-permit–says-Quran-burning-minister-could-face-arrest#ixzz1K7UQwxks 

The idea of a right to freedom of expression, started with John Milton (1608–74), then John Locke (1632–1704) and culminating in John Stuart Mill (1806–1873). Locke established the individual as the unit of value and the bearer of rights to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness. It was the role of Government to protect these rights and this belief was first enshrined in the US Constitution, with the First Amendment adding the guarantee that “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press”. John Stuart Mill argued that human freedom is good and without it there can be no progress in science, law or politics, which according to Mill required free discussion of opinion. Mill’s On Liberty, published in 1859 became a classic defense of the right to freedom of expression. Mill argued that truth drives out falsity, therefore the free expression of ideas, true or false, should not be feared. Truth is not stable or fixed, but evolves with time. Mill argued that much of what we once considered true has turned out false. Therefore views should not be prohibited for their apparent falsity. Mill also argued that free discussion is necessary to prevent the “deep slumber of a decided opinion”. Discussion would drive the onwards march of truth and by considering false views the basis of true views could be re-affirmed.

In Evelyn Beatrice Hall’s biography of Voltaire, she coined the following phrase to illustrate Voltaire’s beliefs: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Hall’s quote is frequently cited to describe the principle of freedom of speech. In the 20th Century Noam Chomsky states that: “If you believe in freedom of speech, you believe in freedom of speech for views you don’t like.

Only 19

By: Barbara

I have been reading the profile debate, the 4th amendment debate and the groping debate surrounding the TSA.

I worked for an airline at JFK for 25 years and after many hijackings, bombings and exploding aircraft–a profile was established–one way tickets paid in cash and no baggage checked. The ticket counter was littered with photos of possible “suspects” all were Muslim males — but the words Muslim males were purposely left off the profiles, even though “they” knew that since 1974 ALL acts of terrorism were committed by Muslim males with one way cash tickets checking no baggage.

Names were not computerized then just bad photo copies handed out to the employees to “watch for”.

On Sept 11 2001 all 19 of the hijackers had one way cash tickets and checked no baggage RED FLAG had there been the addition of the politically incorrect Muslim males 19-30 to the one way cash ticket no baggage checked profile as Israeli security does that would have warranted the additional security screening of these 19, not whole airports of groping every passenger. But these 19 would have been selected for further screening and as Israel does questioning them with perhaps “So Mr. Atta you live in Florida and you flew to New England for a flight to California WTF did you do that for?” So Mr. Ali, you live in Phoenix and here you are with Mr. Atta who is from Florida and you too are in New England on your way to California WTF are you guys up to? ” “Hey what do you need these box cutters for??”

This is what Israel does, it profiles and then asks the obvious as well as the not so obvious questions to those they select for further security, they have no fear of calls of discrimination from those they select.

But fear of complaints of discrimination in the US prevented us singling these 19 out for questioning and fear of calls of discrimination allowed 19 terrorists to board aircraft with the intent to murder.

If on that beautiful calm September morning the US did profiles passengers the way Israel does… PROFILE, One way cash tickets with no baggage checked for example and PROFILE as Israel does included Muslim male with suspect agendas or itineraries – a mere 19 of the thousands of passengers that traveled that morning would have been targeted “probable cause to search” and subjected to body searches, keeping our 4th amendment in tack – protected from improbable cause for search and seizure for the general population.

Yes on September 11, 2001 — only 19 would have been searched and sent for further questioning, not hundreds of children, not hundreds of 80 year old men, not even hundreds of Muslims ONLY 19. 

I am thinking that 3000 families would be sitting down to a very different Thanksgiving Day dinner.

FEAR of Muslims on Airplanes: Are these fears justified?

Barbara

The Juan Williams statement that got him fired from NPR because CAIR was angry that Juan expressed his own fears about Muslims on airplanes got me thinking

Are these fears justified?

I have my own personal fears of flying justified by 35 years of hijacking, bombings, threats while employed by TWA.

So CAIR is angry at profiling Muslims at airports and people expressing their fears of traveling on airplanes with Muslims. I heard a CAIR member say “people wearing crosses and stars aren’t profiled” and I am thinking if people wearing crosses and stars were hijacking aircrafts then they should be profiled.

So I started researching Hijacking and Bombings of aircraft.

By the time my “field was full” on my phone I found not a one by “crosses and stars” ALL were by Muslims ( I will add the PC, “extremists” to satisfy those who need the disclaimer when ALL is used) So my dilemma was a “full field” of hijacking and bombings by the Religion that wants to be known for PEACE.

So I decided to make my personal point of why I am fearful of Muslims on my airplanes.

All of the incidents have involved me personally.

This is my way of saying to CAIR, “TOO damn bad your angry that people around the world fear Muslims on airplanes.

Muslims have been using airplanes to terrorize and murder for over 37 years”

September 8, 1974, a Boeing 707-331B (tail number N8734) operating as TWA Flight 841 took off from Ben Gurion International Airport, Tel Aviv en route to JFK International Airport, New York City. It was scheduled to land in Athens, followed by Rome, and then proceed to New York. After stopping for 68 minutes in Athens, it departed for Rome. About 30 minutes after takeoff, the plane crashed into the Ionian Sea. The out of control aircraft was observed by crew on the flight deck of Pan Am 110. They watched the aircraft execute a steep climb, the separation of an engine from the wing, and the death spiral. All 79 passengers and nine crew members were killed.

The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the plane was destroyed by a bomb hidden in the cargo hold, which caused structural failure resulting in uncontrollable flight.

Suspicion has fallen on ABU NIDAL and his Islamic terror organization.

“This was the FIRST known instance of a young Arab Muslim boarding an American plane in a suicide mission. predating the September 11 attacks by nearly three decades.

(This was also my first day as a TWA employee.)

In January 2009, the Associated Press published an investigation saying that Khalid Duhham Al-Jawary, responsible for the 1973 New York City bomb plot on the WTC as linked to the bombing of TWA Flight 841. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TWA_Flight_841_(1974

 June 14, 1985
 

TWA Flight 847 was an international Trans World Airlines flight which was hijacked by the Amal Movement, widely believed to be a nom de guerre for the Islamist Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah, on Friday morning, June 14, 1985, after originating in Cairo, Egypt and was flying from Athens, Greece to Rome, Italy, from where it was scheduled to travel on to London. The aircraft with its passengers and crew endured a three-day intercontinental ordeal during which one passenger, a U.S. Navy diver,Robert Stedham, was murdered. Dozens of passengers were then held hostage over the next two weeks, until released by their captors.

 Hijacking events

 Piloted by 58-year-old Captain John Testrake, the Boeing 727, tail number N64339 , departed at 10:10 am, carrying 153 passengers and crew, including flight engineer Benjamin C. Zimmermann,[3] co-pilot Philip G. Maresca, and flight attendant Uli Derickson.

It was commandeered shortly after takeoff by two German-speaking Lebanese men who had smuggled pistols and grenades through the Athens airport security. A third intended hijacker, Ali Atwa, had been bumped from the flight and was later arrested in Greece.

 To Beirut, then Algiers
The plane was diverted from airspace over Greece to the Middle East and made its first stop, for several hours, at the Beirut, Lebanon airport, where 19 passengers were allowed to leave in exchange for fuel. During this time, Lebanon was in the midst of a civil war, and Beirut was divided into sectors controlled by different militias.

 On Friday afternoon, the aircraft continued on to Algiers, Algeria in North Africa where 20 passengers were released during a five-hour stop, before heading back to Beirut Friday night.

 Back to Beirut
The Beirut International Airport, surrounded by a Shia neighborhood, had no perimeter security and nearby residents could simply drive onto the runway. During this stop, the hijackers identified an American Navy diver, Robert Stethem, among the passengers. They beat him, shot him in the right temple, and dumped his body out of the plane onto the tarmac. Seven American passengers, who were alleged to have Jewish-sounding surnames, were taken off the jet by Hezbollah and sequestered in Beirut.

 Algiers again, Beirut again
Nearly a dozen armed men joined the hijackers before the plane returned to Algiers on Saturday, June 15, where an additional 65 passengers were released. It returned to Beirut for a third time, landing on Sunday afternoon, June 16, and remained there.

The initial demands of the hijackers included: the release of all 766 mainly Lebanese Shias transferred to Israel in conjunction with Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon; international condemnation of Israeli military activity in southern Lebanon; condemnation of U.S. actions in the Middle East; and condemnation of the March 8, 1985, car bombing in the Beirut suburb of Bir al Abed earlier that year. The Greek government released the accomplice Ali Atwa and in exchange the hijackers released eight Greek citizens, including Greek pop singer Demis Roussos.

By Monday afternoon, June 17, most of the hostages had been taken from the plane to a secure location. The 40 remaining hostages were held by Nabih Berri, the chief of the Amal militia and the then Minister of Justice in the fractured Lebanon cabinet. One of the hostages was released when he developed heart trouble. The other 39 remained captive until June 30, when they were driven to Syria. The hostages then boarded a U.S. Air Force plane and flew to West Germany. Over the next several weeks, Israel released over 700 Shia prisoners, while maintaining that the prisoners’ release was not related to the hijacking.

Aftermath
The iconic image of this hijacking was the photograph showing a hijacker holding a gun to the pilot’s head (sticking out of the cockpit window) as the pilot is being questioned by reporters. Captain John Testrake.

Flight attendant Uli Derickson was widely credited with calming the hijackers and saving the lives of many passengers. Because her German was the only common language with the hijackers, who spoke poor English, she acted as translator and liaison for most of the ordeal. Notably, she defused a tense situation in Algiers when airport officials refused to refuel the plane without payment by offering her own Shell Oil credit card, which was used to charge about $5,500 for 6,000 gallons of jet fuel, for which she later was reimbursed. She also hid the passports of Jewish passengers so they could not be singled out. 
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/_/dict.aspx?word=TWA+Flight+847

(When this aircraft was repaired it was flown from ST Louis maintenance to Syracuse where I boarded joining TWA flight crew and we flew to JFK.

None of the passengers on board were aware that this was the aircraft shown around the world. The bullet hole outside the cockpit remained covered by a TWA logo.

July 1985
ABU NIDAL terrorists bombed a British Airways ticket office in Madrid, killing one person and injuring twenty-seven. A TWA office also was destroyed. The bombings apparently were in retaliation against President Reagan’s threat the previous day to strike against terrorism.

April 2, 1986
Trans World Airlines Flight 840, registration N54340, was a Boeing 727-231 flying en route from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport to Athens. A bomb was detonated on the aircraft while it was over Argos, Greece, ejecting four American passengers (including a nine-month-old infant) to their deaths below. Five others on the aircraft were injured as the cabin suffered a rapid decompression. The remaining 110 passengers survived the incident as pilot Richard “Pete” Petersen made an emergency landing.

 A group calling itself the Arab Revolutionary Cells claimed responsibility, saying it was committed because of “American arrogance” and clashes with Libya in the Gulf of Sidra the week before. Investigators concluded that the bomb contained one pound of plastic explosive. It is suspected it had been placed under the seat cushion on a previous journey by a Lebanese woman (later arrested, never convicted) who worked for the Abu Nidal Organization, which was opposed to the peace process.

Perhaps when airplanes are no longer used as a means to terrorize people by Islamic terrorists…we can begin to relax.

So how about CAIR being angry at those Muslims who use airplanes to terrorize instead of those who fear Muslim terrorists?

Everyone heard not Obama: now everyone heard Obama

By: Barbara

Things in NY are really heated over the Ground Zero Mosque.

 At a huge protest Sunday sparks were flying when pro mosque supporters showed up. This mosque was suppose to “build a bridge” well the mosque/bridge is going up in flames and taking its supporters with it. NY is angry and it seems most of America is angry as well.

Local news is covering the protest showing a film clip of a construction worker saying “Hey, President Obama, it’s me Tony from Brooklyn “fughgettaboutit”.

 The NY candidate for Governor, Paladino has a commercial running where he says “he will use his powers of eminent domain to claim the site”

Construction workers are claiming they will not build the mosque. Mayor Bloomberg’s approval has dropped 14 points. This is a hot issue and Obama’s along with Bloomberg and others pro statements have really ignited some raw emotions.

I think this mosque could very well be the issue that ends his Presidency–and how ironic is that?

The American people elected him and it wasn’t about whether he was or wasn’t a Muslim, as it should be, and his not being re elected will not be because he is or isn’t a Muslim but because he spoke as a President in favor of freedom of Religion, as it should be but in this case that freedom to which he spoke was Muslims having the right to build a mosque on the grounds of an Anti American terrorist attack– so in the end it will not be about religion or the freedoms pertaining to, it is about Americans standing on what to them is hallowed ground and looking to the POTUS to speak for what is rightfully Americas Hallowed Ground Zero and all that pertains to that.

Kind of like in Sept. 2001 when the then our POTUS spoke from Ground Zero and Americans gave him an approval rating of 90%. It was then just the right words spoken with compassion for AMERICA and how Americans felt that day. It wasn’t about politics nor playing to a world stage. There was something about President Bush standing there amongst the rubble of death and destruction, the American flag raised over the ground of this Anti American terrorist attack and simply saying “I can hear you, America”

Americans want to be heard and as another 2 term President who earned high approval ratings, Clinton told us “I feel your pain America”. Yes, we want to also have our deep raw emotions acknowledged with words of compassion spoken from the hearts of our American Presidents, as it should be. We remember those moments of Hope.

I wonder if President Obama comprehends that his spiral negative approval rating is not about his quoting of the first amendment at a Ramadan dinner but because of his lack of compassionate emotions to the real issue. Hear Us and Feel OUR Pain.

Warning- Extremely GRAPHIC 10 Min video of 911

Because that is what it is about, the first amendment is respected in NY, there are thousands of Mosques in NY, many built since 911. I have not heard one anti Ground Zero mosque protester say “no mosques at all” they are saying this is where we buried our dead, this is our hallowed ground and no mosque should be built HERE. But that message is not being heard and worse some are deliberately misinterpreting that message for political or self serving gain.

While the Imam Rauf is on tax payers expense account to the Middle east raising funds for the 100 million dollar mosque, so much for separation of church and state, his wife Daisy Kahn is speaking not about the insensitivity being shown in building a mosque at Ground Zero but of the insensitivity of NY’ers who just “hate Muslims”, and this is “building bridges” Miss Daisy?

The 911 families and those who oppose the mosque are called Bigots and Islamophobics. Mayor Bloomberg believes its Un-American to question the funding of the mosque and our POTUS is busy quoting the first amendment as if the first amendment had anything to do with opposing the mosque. Why equate the two?

How different Bush’s I hear you speech would have been if he added but this is freedom of religion. Or Clinton added but there is not a damned thing I can do about it. They simply said I hear you and I feel your pain and that was then and that is today all we really need to hear.

Religion of Peace:So where’s the outreach?

Barbara

 “When someone shows you who they really are, believe them” ~Maya Angelou

 So the Religion of Peace has once again shown us who they really are by murdering a woman and her unborn child in the name of Allah.

This week they showed us a woman sentenced to be stoned to death, a girl with her nose and ears cut off and the flogging and 3 bullets to the head of a woman and her unborn child.

They have shown us there’s no respect for life in Islam. Yet, somehow we are told to keep believing Islam offers “Peaceful Contributions” to society. By the way can someone point to all these peaceful contributions to society? Where do they reach out to others- without a butcher knife that is? Where are they giving money or food and clothing to the poor of other religions? Where are their charities located? Where are all these cultural centers where all religions can come and meet together? Where is all this so-called outreach? The only thing I have ever seen them reach out for is the life of the infidel!

In Arabic it is called Taquiyya it is the act of lying cheating deceiving for the good of Allah.

Anyone who speaks of Islams “Peaceful contributions” is following the Islamic law of Taquiyya. And Anyone who believes the Taquiyya speaking  “Peaceful” rather than  what is shown is, I believe the English word for it is…a Fool.

In yet another example of show us who you really are is the murders of the 10 who volunteered to travel into the bowels of the earth to bring aid to their citizens. The Taliban who had just got done sawing off a girls nose and ears and murdering a pregnant woman believed these 10 were preaching against acts like this.

So they massacred them.

 Yet in NY we are asked to tolerate a Mosque built on sacred ground. In NY we are asked to tolerate a group of Muslims who stand on a corner near ground zero and preach Jihad, they are protected by the We the peoples first Amendment and the NYPD all of which Islam wants to destroy.

 Why should we be asked to tolerate this barbaric behavior?  It makes a mockery out of our beliefs as a nation.

Why should we be asked to tolerate and be sensitive to Islam when Islam has shown us how in tolerate they are. Sorry we should be demanding Islam be sensitive to the families of those murdered on 911.

Imam Rauf has stated that he believes “shariah law is compatible with the US constitution” that statement should of generated a lot of yelling by not only our lawmakers but by women’s groups. Where was all the noise to laws that sentence women to death for having been raped being compared to the US constitution?

NOW NY needs to demand the mosque building Imam Rauf denounce publicly Shariah law. He should then denounce the abuse of women by Islam.

Yep, stand up and say the stoning, be heading, acid throwing, nose and ear cutting off, genital mutilation, flogging and any other abuse of women is barbaric and will not be tolerated in Islam.

He needs to apologize to the US for having even thought of building a Mosque Memorial in NYC. He needs to correct his statement “some say Muslims are responsible for 911” to Muslims were indeed responsible for 911 because the Qur’an commands it.

 Then he needs take his Taquiyya ass and go jump in the East River while women throw stones at him.

Newsweek columnist says US funding mosque construction

Lee DeCovnick

Truth, even in the tightly controlled prison of the Obama media complex, occasionally bursts forth like a swordfish cavorting on the waves of a golden August afternoon.

Newsweek, the Washington Post’s former progressive stepchild, published an op-ed by Fareed Zakaria, the in-house lapdog for the Administration, extolling the virtues of building the Ground Zero Mosque. A couple of sentences demand a great deal more explanation.

“To that end, early in its tenure the Bush administration began a serious effort to seek out and support moderate Islam. Since then, Washington has funded mosques, schools, institutes, and community centers that are trying to modernize Islam around the world.

We should be encouraging groups like the one behind this project, not demonizing them. Were this mosque being built in a foreign city, chances are that the U.S. government would be funding it.”

Perhaps we all missed the memo where US taxpayers are gleefully funding Islamic “mosques, schools, institutes, and community centers” around the globe. Of course, US troops have restored hundreds of schools and community centers in Iraq and Afghanistan, but mosques and Islamic institutes? This seems very difficult to believe.

So, as an enraged and curious taxpaying citizen, I have a few questions for Mr. Zakaria, our Congress and this Administration. What are the locations, costs, and dates of construction of these US taxpayer-funded mosques and Islamic institutes?  If some of these mosques were built in the America, didn’t anyone contact the ACLU?  (I would pay real money to be in “the room” during that discussion.) What particular piece of Congressional legislation authorized US taxpayer dollars to be spent on these mosques and Islamic institutes? Did our government apportion these funds fairly and equally between the Shi’a, Sunni, and Sufi sects of Islam?

The Constitution states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;” I’m damn sure spending US taxpayer dollars on constructing mosques was not envisioned by the Founding Fathers nor by the overwhelming majority of American citizens.

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Bloomberg: You ain’t got the cohonnas to do your job!

Another Rant By: BettyJean

We either stand up to those who are supposed to be representing our wishes or we cave in to being governed by those who don’t give a damned what we think. What’s more- if they allow our Constitution to be twisted and misinterpreted–  tell me what the hell is the use of having it? I say we scrap the whole damned government and start all over again.

Is this America or is this some Islamic country? All of a sudden it is fashionable for us to point fingers at Americans and police officers but not possible terrorists who fit the MO of those who have been threatening TO KILL us and DESRTROY OUR WAY OF LIFE !

We have been receiving threats since the early 90’s from Osama Bin Laden and others threatening us with destruction. Video tape after video tape – we are told our time is coming.

Americans are converting in order to commit Jihad on us and jihadist are becoming citizens in order to infiltrate and do harm. We are even offing 80,000.00 scholarships to educate these people  so they can later turn against us and plot to kill us while Americans are left uneducated. Suddenly we have Jihad Jane’s springing up in hajabs, and young men are  traveling to Pakistan to wage jihad cap what appears to be a record year for homegrown terror plots. In May, President Obama designated homegrown terrorism as one of the country’s top national security priorities.

WTF?

At first we were attacked overseas by a Suicide bomber who killed 241 American troops 25 years ago in barracks October 23, 2008. The USS Cole bombing was a suicide attack against the U.S. Navy destroyerUSS Cole (DDG 67) on October 12, 2000 while it was harbored and refueling in the Yemeni port of Aden. 17 American sailors were killed, and 39 were injured. This event was the deadliest attack against a U.S. Naval vessel since 1987.

There were others but  I want to concentrate on the idiots whose PC is making it easier for our enemies to attack us right here at home. We are not only turning a blind eye – we are actually aiding and abetting the enemy and accusing our own citizens of being Islamophobic instead of cautious. 

We are told not to jump to conclusions while time after time – we are right and – we are blamed eroneously. Please be rational here and explain with all the following proof I submit and tell me how WE are jumping to conclusions? These people have declared war on civilians and on our way of life. They want to impose Sharia Law and subvert our Constitution. We are not only in danger politically, we are in danger socially and the mosque must be stopped.

And I will tell you something else that must be stopped, the ridiculous pointing fingers AWAY from the terrorists and at our own innocent citizens who have enough common sense to know when to take a threat for exactly what it is – A threat!

If Bloomberg is afraid of Islam and what they might do to him if he resists – let him retire- and let’s get a mayor with the Cohonnas to do the job he was elected to do! It is time for us to stop complaining and start forcing these politicians to DO THEIR JOBS!

Date

Country

City/State

Killed

Injured

Description

11/6/1989 USA St. Louis, MO

1

0

A 17-year-old girl is stabbed to death by her parents for bringing ‘dishonor’ to their family by dating an ‘infidel’ African-American.
1/31/1990 USA Tuscon, AZ

1

0

A Sunni cleric is assassinated in front of a Tuscon mosque after declaring that two verses of the Qur’an were invalid.
11/5/1990 USA New York City, NY

1

0

An Israeli rabbi is shot to death by a Muslim attacker at a hotel.
1/25/1993 USA Langley, VA

2

3

A Pakistani with Mujahideen ties guns down two CIA agents outside of the headquarters.
2/26/1993 USA New York, NY

6

1040

Islamic terrorists detonate a massive truck bomb under the World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring over 1,000 in an effort to collapse the towers.
3/1/1994 USA Brooklyn, NY

1

0

A Muslim fires on a vanload of Jewish boys, killing one.
3/23/1997 USA New York, NY

1

6

A Palestinian leaves an anti-Jewish suicide note behind and travels to the top of the Empire State building where he shoot seven people in a Fedayeen attack.
4/3/1997 USA Lompoc, CA

1

0

A prison guard is stabbed to death by a radical Muslim.
10/31/1999 USA Near Nantucket

217

0

An Egyptian airline pilot runs a planeload of 217 passengers into the water after uttering a Qur’anic prayer.
3/17/2000 USA Atlanta, GA

1

1

A local imam and Muslim spiritual leader guns down a deputy sheriff and injures his partner.
9/11/2001 USA Shanksville, PA

40

0

Forty passengers are killed after Islamic radicals hijack the plane in an attempt to steer it into the U.S. Capitol building.
9/11/2001 USA New York, NY

2752

251

Islamic hijackers steer two planes packed with fuel and passengers into the World Trade Center, killing hundreds on impact and eventually killing thousands when the towers collapsed. At least 200 are seriously injured.
9/11/2001 USA Washington, DC

184

53

Nearly 200 people are killed when Islamic hijackers steer a plane full of people into the Pentagon.
3/19/2002 USA Tuscon, AZ

1

0

A 60-year-old man is gunned down by Muslim snipers on a golf course.
5/27/2002 USA Denton, TX

1

0

Muslim snipers kill a man as he works in his yard.
7/4/2002 USA Los Angeles, CA

2

0

Muslim man pulls out a gun at the counter of an Israeli airline and kills two people.
9/5/2002 USA Clinton, MD

1

0

A 55-year-old pizzaria owner is shot six times in the back by Muslims at close range.
9/21/2002 USA Montgomery, AL

1

1

Muslim snipers shoot two women, killing one.
9/23/2002 USA Baton Rouge, LA

1

0

A Korean mother is shot in the back by Muslim snipers.
10/2/2002 USA Wheaton, MD

1

0

Muslim snipers gun down a program analyst in a store parking lot.
10/3/2002 USA Montgomery County, MD

5

0

Muslim snipers kill three men and two women in separate attacks over a 15-hour period.
10/9/2002 USA Manassas, VA

1

1

A man is killed by Muslim snipers while pumping gas two days after a 13-year-old is wounded by the same team.
10/11/2002 USA Fredericksburg, VA

1

0

Another man is killed by Muslim snipers while pumping gas.
10/14/2002 USA Arlington, VA

1

0

A woman is killed by Muslim snipers in a Home Depot parking lot.
10/22/2002 USA Aspen Hill, MD

1

0

A bus driver is killed by Muslim snipers.
8/6/2003 USA Houston, TX

1

0

After undergoing a religious revival, a Saudi college student slashes the throat of a Jewish student with a 4″ butterfly knife, nearly decapitating the young man.
12/2/2003 USA Chicago, IL

1

0

A Muslim doctor deliberately allows a Jewish patient to die from an easily treatable condition.
4/13/2004 USA Raleigh, NC

1

4

A Muslim man runs down five strangers with a car.
4/15/2004 USA Scottsville, NY

1

2

In an honor killing, a Muslim father kills his wife and attacks his two daughters with a knife and hammer because he feared that they had been sexually molested.
6/16/2006 USA Baltimore, MD

1

0

A 62-year-old Jewish moviegoer is shot to death by a Muslim gunman in an unprovoked terror attack.
6/25/2006 USA Denver, CO

1

5

Saying that it was ‘Allah’s choice’, a Muslim shoots four of his co-workers and a police officer.
7/28/2006 USA Seattle, WA

1

5

An ‘angry’ Muslim-American uses a young girl as hostage to enter a local Jewish center, where he shoots six women, one of whom dies.
10/6/2006 USA Louisville, KY

4

1

In an ‘honor’ attack, a Muslim man rapes and beats his estranged wife, leaving her for dead, then savagely murders their four children.
2/13/2007 USA Salt Lake City, UT

5

4

A Muslim immigrant goes on a shooting rampage at a mall, targeting people buying Valentine’s Day cards at a gift shop and killing five.
1/1/2008 USA Irving, TX

2

0

A Muslim immigrant shoots his two daughters to death on concerns about their ‘Western’ lifestyle.
7/6/2008 USA Jonesboro, GA

1

0

A devout Muslim strangles his 25-year-old daughter in an honor killing.
2/12/2009 USA Buffalo, NY

1

0

The founder of a Muslim TV station beheads his wife in the hallway for seeking a divorce.
6/1/2009 USA Little Rock, AR

1

1

A Muslim with ‘religious motives’ shoots a local soldier to death inside a recruiting center.
11/2/2009 USA Glendale, AZ

1

1

A woman dies from injuries suffered when her father runs her down with a car for being too ‘Westernized.’ (10-20-09)
11/5/2009 USA Ft. Hood, TX

13

31

A Muslim psychiatrist guns down thirteen unarmed soldiers while yelling praises to Allah.
12/4/2009 USA Binghamton, NY

1

0

A non-Muslim Islamic studies professor is stabbed to death by a Muslim grad student in revenge for ‘persecuted’ Muslims.
4/14/2010 USA Marquette Park, IL

5

2

After quarrelling with his wife over Islamic dress, a Muslim convert shoots his family members to ‘take them back to Allah’ and out of the ‘world of sinners’.

(3,315 killed by Muslims in America in 68 terror attacks)

Some of those give you problems?

 Ok- how about these? this is a list of foiled Terror attacks:

The following is a list of known terror plots thwarted by the U.S. government since Sept. 11, 2001.

• December 2001, Richard Reid: British citizen attempted to ignite shoe bomb on flight from Paris to Miami.

• May 2002, Jose Padilla: American citizen accused of seeking radioactive-laced “dirty bomb” to use in an attack against Amrica. Padilla was convicted of conspiracy in August, 2007.

• September 2002, Lackawanna Six: American citizens of Yemeni origin convicted of supporting Al Qaeda after attending jihadist camp in Pakistan. Five of six were from Lackawanna, N.Y.

Click to view photos of suspected terrorists and attack sites.

• May 2003, Iyman Faris: American citizen charged with plotting to use blowtorches to collapse the Brooklyn Bridge.

• June 2003, Virginia Jihad Network: Eleven men from Alexandria, Va., trained for jihad against American soldiers, convicted of violating the Neutrality Act, conspiracy.

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• August 2004, Dhiren Barot: Indian-born leader of terror cell plotted bombings on financial centers (see additional images).

• August 2004, James Elshafay and Shahawar Matin Siraj: Sought to plant bomb at New York’s Penn Station during the Republican National Convention.

• August 2004, Yassin Aref and Mohammed Hossain: Plotted to assassinate a Pakistani diplomat on American soil.

• June 2005, Father and son Umer Hayat and Hamid Hayat: Son convicted of attending terrorist training camp in Pakistan; father convicted of customs violation.

• August 2005, Kevin James, Levar Haley Washington, Gregory Vernon Patterson and Hammad Riaz Samana: Los Angeles homegrown terrorists who plotted to attack National Guard, LAX, two synagogues and Israeli consulate.

• December 2005, Michael Reynolds: Plotted to blow up natural gas refinery in Wyoming, the Transcontinental Pipeline, and a refinery in New Jersey. Reynolds was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

• February 2006, Mohammad Zaki Amawi, Marwan Othman El-Hindi and Zand Wassim Mazloum: Accused of providing material support to terrorists, making bombs for use in Iraq.

• April 2006, Syed Haris Ahmed and Ehsanul Islam Sadequee: Cased and videotaped the Capitol and World Bank for a terrorist organization.

• June 2006, Narseal Batiste, Patrick Abraham, Stanley Grant Phanor, Naudimar Herrera, Burson Augustin, Lyglenson Lemorin, and Rotschild Augstine: Accused of plotting to blow up the Sears Tower.

• July 2006, Assem Hammoud: Accused of plotting to bomb New York City train tunnels.

• August 2006, Liquid Explosives Plot: Thwarted plot to explode ten airliners over the United States.

• March 2007, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: Mastermind of Sept. 11 and author of numerous plots confessed in court in March 2007 to planning to destroy skyscrapers in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Mohammedalso plotted to assassinate Pope John Paul II and former President Bill Clinton.

• May 2007, Fort Dix Plot: Six men accused of plotting to attack Fort Dix Army base in New Jersey. The plan included attacking and killing soldiers using assault rifles and grenades.

• June 2007, JFK Plot: Four men are accused of plotting to blow up fuel arteries that run through residential neighborhoods at JFK Airport in New York.

• September 2007, German authorities disrupt a terrorist cell that was planning attacks on military installations and facilities used by Americans in Germany. The Germans arrested three suspected members of the Islamic Jihad Union, a group that has links to Al Qaeda and supports Al Qaeda’s global jihadist agenda.

Ms Robinowitz says it better than I drop her a note and let her know!

By DOROTHY RABINOWITZ Americans may have lacked for much in the course of their history, but never instruction in social values. The question today is whether Americans of any
era have ever confronted the bombardment of hectoring and sermonizing now directed at those whose views are deemed insufficiently enlightened—an offense regularly followed by accusations that the offenders have violated the most sacred principles of our democracy.


Deputy Editorial Page Editor Bret Stephens and Editorial Board member Matthew Kaminski on the plan for a ‘Mosque at Ground Zero,’ and Senior Editorial Writer Joseph Rago reports on the Missouri results.

It doesn’t take a lot to become the target of such a charge. There is no mistaking the beliefs on display in these accusations, most recently in regard to the mosque about to be erected 600 feet from Ground Zero. Which is that without the civilizing dictates of their superiors in government, ordinary Americans are lost to reason and decency. They are the kind of people who—as a recent presidential candidate put it—cling to their guns and their religion.

There is no better exemplar of that faith than New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, though in this he is hardly alone. Compared with the Obama White House, Mr. Bloomberg is a piker in the preachments and zealotry department. Still, no voice brings home more unforgettably the attitudes that speak for today’s enlightened and progressive class.

Immediately after the suspect in the attempted car bombing near Times Square was revealed to be Faisal Shahzad, of Pakistani origin, Mayor Bloomberg addressed the public. In admonishing tones—a Bloomberg trademark invariably suggestive of a school principal who knows exactly what to expect of the incorrigibles it is his unhappy fate to oversee—the mayor delivered a warning. There would be no toleration of “any bias or backlash against Pakistani or Muslim New Yorkers.”

That there has been a conspicuous lack of any such behavior on the part of New Yorkers or Americans elsewhere from the 9/11 attacks to the present seems not to have impressed Mr. Bloomberg. Nor has it caused any moderation in the unvarying note of indignation the mayor brings to these warnings. It’s reasonable to raise a proper caution. It’s quite something else to do it as though addressing a suspect rabble.

It’s hard to know the sort of rabble the mayor had in mind when he told a television interviewer, prior to Shahzad’s identification, that it “could be anything,” someone mentally disturbed, or “somebody with a political agenda who doesn’t like the health-care bill.” Nowhere in the range of colorful possibilities the mayor raised was there any mention of the most likely explanation—another terrorist attempt by a soldier of radical Islam, the one that occurred to virtually every American who had heard the reports.

The citizens were, of course, right. Those leaders bent on dissuading them from their grasp of the probable cause of this near disaster were left with their red herrings hanging—but remembered. Mr. Bloomberg’s “someone who doesn’t like the health-care bill” would be inscribed in the golden book of howlers these events have yielded, along with Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano’s brisk assurance there was no evidence this was anything but “a one-off.”

When a car bomb was discovered in Times Square in May, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested every possible motivation but the obvious and correct one: Islamist terror.

The notion that it is for the greater good that the people be led to suspect virtually any cause but the one they had the most reason to fear reflects a contempt for the citizenry that’s of longstanding, but never so blatant as today. It is in the interest of higher values, Americans understand—higher, that is, than theirs—that they are now expected to accept official efforts to becloud reality.

Such values were the rationale for the official will to ignore the highly suspicious behavior of Maj. Nidal Hasan, who went on to murder 13 Americans at Fort Hood. A silence maintained despite all his commanders and colleagues knew about his raging hostility to the U.S. military and his strident advocacy on behalf of political Islam.

Those who knew—and they were many—chose silence out of fear of seeming insensitive to a Muslim. As one who had said nothing in the interest of this higher good later explained, Maj. Hasan was, after all, one of the few top-ranking Muslim officers the army had.

In the plan for an Islamic center and mosque some 15 stories high to be built near Ground Zero, the full force of politically correct piety is on display along with the usual unyielding assault on all dissenters. The project has aroused intense opposition from New Yorkers and Americans across the country. It has also elicited remarkable streams of oratory from New York’s political leaders, including Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

“What are we all about if not religious freedom?” a fiery Mr. Cuomo asked early in this drama. Mr. Cuomo, running for governor, has since had less to say.

The same cannot be said for Mr. Bloomberg, who has gone on to deliver regular meditations on the need to support the mosque, and on the iniquity of its opponents. In the course of a speech at Dartmouth on July 16 he raised the matter unasked, and held forth on his contempt for those who opposed the project and even wanted to investigate the funding: “I just think it’s the most outrageous thing anybody could suggest.” Ground Zero is a “very appropriate place” for a mosque, the mayor announced, because it “tells the world” that in America, we have freedom of religion for everybody.

Here was an idea we have been hearing more and more of lately—the need to show the world America’s devotion to democracy and justice, also cited by the administration as a reason to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York City. Who is it, we can only wonder, that requires these proofs? What occasions these regular brayings on the need to show the world the United States is a free nation?

It’s unlikely that the preachments now directed at opponents of the project by Mayor Bloomberg and others will persuade that opposition. Those fighting the building recognize full well the deliberate obtuseness of Mr. Bloomberg’s exhortations, and those of Mr. Cuomo and others: the resort to pious battle cries, the claim that antagonists of the plan stand against religious freedom. They note, especially, the refusal to confront the obvious question posed by this proposed center towering over the ruins of 9/11.

It is a question most ordinary Americans, as usual, have no trouble defining. Namely, how is it that the planners, who have presented this effort as a grand design for the advancement of healing and interfaith understanding, have refused all consideration of the impact such a center will have near Ground Zero? Why have they insisted, despite intense resistance, on making the center an assertive presence in this place of haunted memory? It is an insistence that calls to mind the Flying Imams, whose ostentatious prayers—apparently designed to call attention to themselves on a U.S. Airways flight to Phoenix in November 2006—ended in a lawsuit. The imams sued. The airlines paid.

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser—devout Muslim, physician, former U.S. Navy lieutenant commander and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy—says there is every reason to investigate the center’s funding under the circumstances. Of the mosque so near the site of the 9/11 attacks, he notes “It will certainly be seen as a victory for political Islam.”

The center may be built where planned. But it will not go easy or without consequence to the politicians intent on jamming the project down the public throat, in the name of principle. Liberal piety may have met its match in the raw memory of 9/11, and in citizens who have come to know pure demagoguery when they hear it. They have had, of late, plenty of practice.

Ms. Rabinowitz is a member of the Journal’s editorial board.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703545604575407160266158170.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

Leave and We’ll Kill You: Islam and Apostates in America

by Phyllis Chesler
http://www.phyllis-chesler.com/832/islam-apostates-in-america

Excerpt:

Many battered women stay with their batterers because they have been warned that if they ever leave, turn to the police, or “tell” anyone what is really going on, their batterer will then be justified in killing them.

Cult members are routinely warned that if they break free and “tell” anyone about abusive cult practices, not only will they be shunned, stalked, and punished, but their relatives, including children, who are still prisoners of the cult, or true believers, will be punished too.

By now, many Westerners may believe this is true about batterers and about cults; but they will not believe that it is also true about fundamentalist Islam. Trained in favor of religious tolerance, concerned that if one religion is restricted that all religions might be; genuinely uninformed about non-western religions such as Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Shintoism, etc., they assume that all religions are alike in terms of their virtues and that sinners of every religious persuasion exist despite—not because of–their religion.

Read the complete original version of this item…

Aisha:18-year-old sentenced by a Taliban

Barbara

Snip from TIME:

 Our cover image this week is powerful, shocking and disturbing. It is a portrait of Aisha, a shy 18-year-old Afghan woman who was sentenced by a Taliban commander to have her nose and ears cut off for fleeing her abusive in-laws. Aisha posed for the picture and says she wants the world to see the effect a Taliban resurgence would have on the women of Afghanistan, many of whom have flourished in the past few years. Her picture is accompanied by a powerful story by our own Aryn Baker on how Afghan women have embraced the freedoms that have come from the defeat of the Taliban — and how they fear a Taliban revival.  

As horrifying as this cover of TIME is I am glad after much consideration they decided to print it.

 The world needs to be aware of just how badly women are abused. Can you even wrap your mind around the fact that this beautiful girl had her nose and ears cut off to control her behavior?

 What civil society remains silent to this?

If this was done to a live animal many groups would be yelling about abuse, yet done to a girl. Silence.

This girl Aisha has lifted her veil as so many courageous women are doing to break the silence.

You are their voice. Speak up.

 I commend TIME for this cover.  And as always I salute the women who are lifting the veil of silence. http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2007269,00.html

Note from BJ *You will find on any given day crowds marching against racism charges (mostly false) and demanding amnesty for illegal immigrants. Even the uncovering of dog fighting would bring out a large crowd protest! Yet sexism and misogyny doesn’t even tip the meter! People will gasp at this cover and tomorrow forget it just like all the other misogyny they ignore. Sins of omission.

Care and Hope for Bibi Aisha from Afghanistan: http://www.grossmanburnfoundation.org/

At 16, her father promised her hand in marriage and she was handed over to a large family, who she claims were all members of the Taliban in Oruzgan province. “I spent two years with them and became a prisoner,” she says. Tortured and abused, she couldn’t take it any longer and decided to run away. Two female neighbors promising to help took her to Kandahar province. But this was just another act of deception. When they arrived to Kandahar her female companions tried to sell Aisha to another man. All three women were stopped by the police and imprisoned. Aisha was locked up because she was a runaway. And although running away is not a crime, in places throughout Afghanistan it is treated as one if you are a woman. A three-year sentence was reduced to five months when President Hamid Karzai pardoned Aisha. But eventually her father-in-law found her and took her back home. That was the first time she met her husband. He came home from Pakistan to take her to Taliban court for dishonoring his family and bringing them shame. The court ruled that her nose and ears must be cut off. An act carried out by her husband in the mountains of Oruzgan where they left her to die. But she survived. And with the help of an American Provincial Reconstruction Team in Oruzgan and the organization Women for Afghan Women (WAW), she is finally getting help. The United Nations estimates that nearly 90 percent of Afghanistan’s women suffer from some sort of domestic abuse. “Bibi Aisha is only one example of thousands of girls and women in Afghanistan and throughout the world who are treated this way. Aisha is reminded of that enslavement every time she looks in the mirror. But there still times she can laugh. And at that moment you see her teenage spirit escaping a body that has seen a lifetime of injustice.