Islam’s Contribution to the World


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Here are the contributions of Islam to the world.

Rape, murder, pedophilia, slavery, sex slaves just to name just a few things.

Islamabad writer Dr. Farrukh Saleem pointed out in 2005 indisputable facts about the Islamic world.

Combined, 57 Islamic countries are the world’s poorest and most illiterate:

  • The GDP of 57 Muslim countries is less than $2 trillion;
  • Muslims comprise roughly 22 percent of the world’s population but only produce less than 5 percent of global GDP;
  • 20 percent of Arabs live on less than $2 per day;
  • The average growth rate of per capita income in the Arab world hovers around .5 percent per year [worse than everywhere else except for sub-Saharan Africa];
  • 60 percent of Muslims worldwide are illiterate;
  • 50 percent of Arab women cannot read.

Dr. Javaid Laghari adds that 40 percent of the Muslim states’ population falls below the poverty line.

These 57 Islamic countries contribute the least to scientific and technological advancement, let alone have computers or use the Internet. Saleem points out that over a period of more than 105 years, only two (2) Muslims won the Nobel Peace Prize. (They studied Physics and Chemistry in Italy, the U.K., and California). Only eight (8) Muslims are Nobel Laureates.

Of the entire Arab population, only:

  • 1 percent has a personal computer—and;
  • .5 percent uses the Internet.

To reiterate: these 57 Islamic countries are the world’s poorest, most illiterate, and contribute the least to scientific and technological advancement, let alone have computers or use the Internet.

Islamists organized and implemented the most expansive slavery enterprise — ever — in history of the world.

In fact, historians have estimated that Muslims have enslaved over 100 million people over 14 centuries. Additionally, Muslims enslaved Africans 1,000 years prior to the European African slave trade and continued another 100 years after Europeans abolished it.

Not to mention, that Islam subjugates women and girls to:

  • Female genital mutilation (genitals being cut and sewn shut),
  • Honor killings (fathers or brothers kill their daughters/sisters),
  • Child marriage (girls under age 12 are married to adult men),
  • Slavery (girls are sold for “protection” by their parents and/or kidnapped and sold at slave bazaars),
  • Shari’a Councils (Imams marry girls – even for one hour– to men, then divorce them only to marry them to another man and divorce them again),
  • Wife abuse and domestic violence (husbands are instructed to beat their wives as a form of punishment); husbands are permitted to rape their wives,
  • Non-legal status for women who are considered property (a wife’s legal rights equate to only half of her husband’s),
  • Discrimination, punishment, and death for everyone based on sexual and religious orientation, especially if they will not “convert” to Islam.

Is it any wonder that “refugees” and “asylum seekers” increasingly enter America and Western Europe by the millions, every year— from Islamic-controlled countries?

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Grand Mufti of Egypt: No Place for Terror in Islam

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This is from Pamela Geller’s Atlas Shrugs.

The Grand Mufti of Egypt claims there is no place for terror in Islam.

I guess Muslims associating with the Nazi’s and rabid anti Semitism have no place in Islam.

Islam bringing murder, rape and pedophilia to the world since the days of the Pedophile Mohammed.



The articles come almost daily now: Muslim (and non-Muslim) authorities assuring us that what the Islamic State and other jihad terrorists do — mass murders, beheadings, rapes, destruction — has nothing do with Islam, despite the jihadis’ quotations of the Qur’an and screams of “Allahu akbar.” And every day, mainstream outlets such as Newsweek here are eager to publish them — eager to reassure jittery Infidels that all these dismaying dismays of hatred and violence perpetrated in the name of Islam don’t mean what they seem to mean, and that they need not pressure their political leaders to deal more realistically with the jihad threat.

And so we come to the Grand Mufti of Egypt, telling us that “There’s No Place for Terror in the Teachings of Islam”: that’s the title of this article by Shawki Allam, The Grand Mufti of Egypt, published in Newsweek on March 17, 2015.


The Grand Mufti of Egypt — so august a personage wouldn’t lie to us, would he? Let’s see.

Every Muslim is in utter shock about the senseless, appalling and cowardly attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and the other senseless violence against innocents we have seen since in Copenhagen and Libya.

Right out of the box — “every Muslim” is in “utter shock” over the Charlie Hebdo jihad massacre? Every one? So those 800,000 Muslims in Chechnya who demonstrated not against the murders, but against the Charlie Hebdo Muhammad cartoons, were shocked and appalled by the murders but decided to protest against the cartoons that led to the murders? And similarly shocked by the murders but not shocked enough to keep from protesting against the cartoons were the tens of thousands of Muslims who demonstrated in Pakistan, and Iran, and elsewhere? Muslims in Niger burned down 45 churches in their rage against the cartoons — were they in utter shock over the cartoonists’ murder as well?

On the other side, meanwhile, how many Muslims displayed their utter shock over the murder of the cartoonists by demonstrating against Sharia blasphemy laws and in favor of the freedom of expression? Why, none. None at all.

Not a good start for the Mufti in terms of giving us an honest presentation, but maybe he will pick up his game.

Let us say it plainly: These horrific acts are a complete violation of Islamic law and norms, and the perpetrators are in no way representative of Muslim people or the religion of Islam.

God upholds the sanctity of life as a universal principle. The Koran states in 4:29: “And do not kill one another, for God is indeed merciful unto you.” Islam views murder as both a crime punishable by law in this world and as a major sin punishable in the Afterlife. As Prophet Muhammad said, “The first cases to be decided among the people on the Day of Judgment will be those of blood-shed.”

You’ll notice that the Mufti omitted a few Qur’an verses that may be pertinent in this context, such as:

2:191-193:  “And slay them wherever you come upon them, and expel them from where they expelled you; persecution is more grievous than slaying….”

4:89: “They wish that you should disbelieve as they disbelieve, and then you would be equal; therefore take not to yourselves friends of them, until they emigrate in the way of Allah; then, if they turn their backs, take them, and slay them wherever you find them; take not to yourselves any one of them as friend or helper.”

5:33: “This is the recompense of those who fight against Allah and His Messenger, and hasten about the earth, to do corruption there: they shall be slaughtered, or crucified, or their hands and feet shall alternately be struck off; or they shall be banished from the land. That is a degradation for them in this world; and in the world to come awaits them a mighty chastisement.”

8:12: “When thy Lord was revealing to the angels, ‘I am with you; so confirm the believers. I shall cast into the unbelievers’ hearts terror; so smite above the necks, and smite every finger of them!”

9:5: “Then, when the sacred months are drawn away, slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them, and confine them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they repent, and perform the prayer, and pay the alms, then let them go their way; Allah is All-forgiving, All-compassionate.”

9:29: “Fight those who believe not in Allah and the Last Day and do not forbid what Allah and His Messenger have forbidden — such men as practise not the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the Book — until they pay the tribute out of hand and have been humbled.”

9:111: “Allah has bought from the believers their selves and their possessions against the gift of Paradise; they fight in the way of Allah; they kill, and are killed…”

47:4: “When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks…”

The Mufti would no doubt say that none of these actually mean that Muslims should kill anyone, and that their plain meaning is not what they really mean at all. Maybe so (although if it is so, there sure are a lot of misunderstanders of Islam among Muslims), but when he presents Qur’an 4:29 as if it were a general principle in Islam, and presents Islam’s prohibition of murder as if it were a blanket condemnation of terrorism without defining either term, it is not unreasonable to ask him how he understands these verses, and what he says to Muslims who think that when they say “kill them wherever you find them” actually means “kill them wherever you find them.” But he doesn’t explain in this article.

This is in keeping as well with Muslim tradition, which rejects terror and violence. This teaching is best shown in the example of the Prophet Muhammad, whose honorable birth was recently celebrated by 1.6 billion Muslims. For Muslims, Prophet Muhammad is the beacon of mercy, the sparkle of compassion, the spring of wisdom and the perfect guide in their journey towards God.

Here is some of that mercy and compassion in stories about Muhammad from Islamic tradition: Muhammad ordered the deaths of Abu Afak, who was over one hundred years old, and the poetess Asma bint Marwan, for making fun of him. Abu Afak was killed in his sleep, in response to Muhammad’s question, “Who will avenge me on this scoundrel?” Similarly, Muhammad on another occasion cried out, “Will no one rid me of this daughter of Marwan?” One of his followers, ‘Umayr ibn Adi, went to her house that night, where he found her sleeping next to her children. The youngest, a nursing babe, was in her arms. But that didn’t stop Umayr from murdering her and the baby as well. Muhammad commended him: “You have done a great service to Allah and His Messenger, Umayr!” (Ibn Ishaq, 674-676)

Then there was Ka’b bin Al-Ashraf. Muhammad asked: “Who is willing to kill Ka’b bin Al-Ashraf who has hurt Allah and His Apostle?” One of the Muslims, Muhammad bin Maslama, answered, “O Allah’s Apostle! Would you like that I kill him?” When Muhammad said that he would, Muhammad bin Maslama said, “Then allow me to say a (false) thing (i.e. to deceive Kab).” Muhammad responded: “You may say it.” Muhammad bin Maslama duly lied to Ka’b, luring him into his trap, and murdered him. (Bukhari 5.59.369)

“A Jewess used to abuse the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and disparage him. A man strangled her till she died. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) declared that no recompense was payable for her blood.” (Sunan Abu-Dawud 38.4349)

It is therefore ironic and sad that fanatics and extremists have reduced the prophetic example to a set of rituals, crooked projections and warped logic that run counter to the true essence and mission of the Prophet.

They have reduced Islam to slitting throats, burning schools and oppressing women and to killing religious minorities, terrorizing communities and violating the human rights of people in the most blatant manner possible.

Oh no, it’s much more than that. It’s also boasting of Islam’s imminent conquest of Europe and the U.S., and endless whining and claiming victimhood whenever anyone points out that all this is going on.

They ignore the Prophet’s well-documented and indisputable example.

Ask Asma bin Marwan and Ka’b bin al-Ashraf about that.

They fail to comprehend that faith is ultimately about cultivating a relationship with God, one that cannot be complete unless humans abide by the Divine attributes of mercy, compassion and kindness and treat their fellow man accordingly.

Prophet Muhammad was repeatedly subjected to terrible treatment by his enemies but he consistently disregarded these insults and instead took the path of forgiveness, mercy and compassion.

Just one time I’d like to see a Muslim authority who claims this address the stories I quoted above. But it will never happen. There is no way that anyone who is familiar with the Muslim traditions about Muhammad can honestly claim that he was a model of patience, tolerance and compassion. The Mufti is relying on his readers not knowing about those stories and others like them.

This is why he is known to Muslims as “the Mercy to all worlds.” Indeed, this example is most succinctly summarized in the Koran itself, which instructs believers as follows: “The good deed and the evil deed are not alike. Repel the evil deed with one which is better.”

He is only mercy to those who become Muslim. Those who do not, he says their lives and property are not safe from him: “I have been commanded to fight against people so long as they do not declare that there is no god but Allah, and he who professed it was guaranteed the protection of his property and life on my behalf except for the right affairs rest with Allah.” (Sahih Muslim 30)

There is reform, and there is deception. It is clear from his misleading omissions that the Mufti is engaged in the latter.

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Muslims Kill Dozens of Christians On Christmas Day & White House Remains Silent

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This is from Godfather Politics.

Now we see why the State Department refers to acts  of

 terrorism to acts of mischief.

Our Moose Slime in chief bows to the Saudis and spends

massive amounts of apologizing to terrorists.

So Obama’s silence about Americans being murdered by

terrorists in not surprising to most Americans.

Boyfriend of pregnant Chicago teen, another man charged in her murder

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This is from the Chicago Sun Times.

A savage son of Obama murders his pregnant girlfriend.

PhoAnthony Lee 16 boyfriend victim

                                                    Murdering Savage

Eva Casara, 17, was found in a Chicago suburb with a single bullet to the back of her head on Christmas day. She died the next morning, but her unborn baby girl survived.


A teenage boy and his brother have been charged in the murder of the teen’s Chicago girlfriend who was pregnant with his baby and shot during an attempted drug deal ripoff gone bad, police said Saturday.

The boyfriend, Anthony Lee, 16, and his brother, Diante Lamont Coakley, 21, both of Dolton, were charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Eva Casara, 17.

Casara was 5 ½-months pregnant when she was shot. She later died, but doctors were able to save her baby girl, who is in critical condition in the hospital fighting for her life.

Casara was “just in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong company,” said Dolton Police Chief John Franklin, who declined to provide many details about the crime.

Dolton Police said they are searching for a third suspect as well, Franklin said.

Lee and Coakley were taking part in a drug deal when it “spiraled out of control,” and the two began firing their guns, and Casara was hit, police said.

Casara was not an intentional victim, Franklin said, but he declined to say the shooting was accidental.

“It’s hard to call it an accident when you’re firing a gun in the direction of people,” Franklin said. “Our information is that all of the subjects charged were firing in the direction where she was hit.”

Police believe that after the teenage girl was shot, she was moved.

Casara was left in the snow between two homes in the 1100 block of East 152nd Street.

Casara’s aunt, Melody Vargas, said her niece had nothing to do with any drug deal.

“She was just a victim of their stupidity, and they need to pay for it,” said Vargas, 36.

Vargas said the family was not surprised to hear that the boyfriend was involved.

“He was the last person she was with that day. We were looking in his direction.”

“She was in love with him, and he was in love with her.”

“She was getting excited” [about the baby], her aunt said.

Admiring Manson

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This is from Clash Daily.

What is wrong with todays youth?

Looking up to and admiring a POS like Charles Manson

or Che Guevera.


Ideas have consequences and bad ideas have bad ones. I’m often reminded of that when I have a conversation that broaches the subject of human evil. As most of my readers already know, the denial of human evil is a very real problem among younger generations of Americans. Just last week, however, I had a conversation with a college student that really stopped me in my tracks. I have reproduced it below but not for anyone’s entertainment. I have some observations that follow. I hope you’ll give them careful consideration after you read the following exchange:

UNC-Wilmington Student: What courses do you teach at UNCW?

Me: Right now, I’m teaching Law of Evidence and Trials of the Century, a course that focuses on famous American criminal trials.
Student: What case are you covering now?

Me: We’re discussing Charles Manson.

Student: I sort of admire Charles Manson.

Me: What do you mean by that? Is it the murderer part or the racist part you admire most in Manson?

Student: Well, he didn’t actually murder anyone.

Me: Actually he did. Under the vicarious liability rule of criminal conspiracy, the act of entering a conspiracy substitutes in place of the act of killing in order to fulfill the actus reus requirement. Add the intent or mens rea elements and we have the two major ingredients necessary for a crime.

Student: That’s just a technicality.

Me: The same thing applies to Hitler. Certainly, you would have no reservations calling Hitler a murderer in a purely moral sense. Calling Hitler a murderer doesn’t rest on a technicality just because he had others carry out the acts.

Student: Well, the Manson family was different. They didn’t follow Manson’s instructions. He just wanted people killed. He didn’t want them butchered.

Me: I won’t concede that you are right about that but I want to better understand your position. Are you saying that gratuitous murder is reprehensible but that clean and efficient murder is admirable? Help me out, here.

Student: Manson dabbled in Buddhism and I think that put him at peace with what he did. If he’s fine with it then that’s all that matters.

Me: Once again, I’m not going to accept your factual premises but I want to get something straight. Are you referring to the Buddhist principle that evil is an illusion? Is that what you believe?

Student: (Silence).

Me: Well, let me put it another way. Since it is Veteran’s Day, let me ask you to imagine the following. An American soldier goes to liberate a Nazi concentration camp. He sees piles of bodies lying around everywhere. He smells the stench of death all around him. Are those sights and smells mere illusions or would someone visiting the same camp at the same time see and smell the very same things?

Student: Well, I’m not going to deny the Holocaust. It certainly wasn’t an illusion.

Me: Then what does Manson’s subsequent state of mind have to do with anything?

Student: I’m not following you.

Me: Well then let me help you. Just imagine that you and I get really drunk and I decide to rape you. In the morning, I can’t remember anything that happened. I was just too drunk to remember anything. Since I don’t remember the rape, I’m totally at peace with it. I can’t be upset out about it if I don’t remember that it happened. But didn’t it really happen?

Student: Yes. In the scenario you described there was a rape.

Me: Just remember that whenever you make Manson’s peace of mind an issue you insult the murder victims and their families just as you would be insulted by someone denying your rape with similar logic.

Student: Okay, I don’t admire Charles Manson.

This kind of twisted moral reasoning isn’t totally new among America’s youth. Were it so there never would have been a Manson family in the first place. As a new ex-con, Charles Manson went to Haight Asbury in 1967 because he knew it was a place where morally confused young people gathered. He knew he could find runaways who were victims of abuse or who had fallen prey to addiction. He also knew he could find youths caught up in rebellion against everything their parents had taught them.

The ideas Manson taught were not welcomed on college campuses in the 1960s. There were protests to be sure. But the campuses were not yet steeped in moral relativism. Our universities were still classically liberal. That liberalism was built on a foundation of tolerance. And, by definition, true tolerance presupposes a moral judgment. Relativism simply did not fit into the equation.

Of course, the universities have changed a lot within the last twenty years. Multicultural centers started to pop up on campuses everywhere during the early 90s. Unfortunately, the multicultural worldview (read: cultural relativism) is no longer confined to those centers. New majors have popped up with strange names, which usually begin with the name of a particular cultural group and end with the word “studies.” Basic studies requirements in areas such as “life sciences,” “natural sciences,” and “social sciences” are being replaced with strange new categories. For example, my university now has a basic studies concentration requirement called “living in a diverse world.”

We all need to be prepared for where this is going. If you think debating the question “is abortion murder?” is frustrating then imagine debating the question “is murder is really wrong?” You won’t have to imagine much longer. This is the direction in which we are headed. But those debates won’t be with strung out teenaged drug addicts on the streets of San Francisco. They will be with young adults who have college degrees. And with their multicultural education will come some degree of cultural influence.

A general rule of thumb is that the trends taking place on our campuses today will be taking place in the broader culture in twenty years. The question as always is how the church will respond. It has merely reacted to the culture for far too long. That is good news for the high priests of multi-cultural diversity.


Black Bastard Murdered A Young, White Clerk In Shreveport LA For The ‘Fun Of It’

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This is by David Ben Moshe @ Mad Jewess.


Black Bastard Murdered A White Clerk In Shreveport  LA For The ‘Fun Of It’

This young white male was murdered by a stinkin son of Obama.  The savage stole nothing of value.  If this young man had a gun, it would be the black bastard dead on the floor.  How many times do we have to tell white people to arm yourselves and don’t be afraid to use the gun!!!


“He wanted to be a combat medic,” recalls John Ashley, a 20-year-old Shreveporter who says the two had been inseparable since meeting at a paintball game nearly four years ago. “We loved military games, we loved the military and we loved our country, so what better way than to enlist and do some good.”

See-Gas station clerk slaughtered in Shreveport hate crime

Our prayers are with the family.

-David Ben Moshe


Son Of Obama (Cop) Slays White Driver Who Uttered N Word. Words More Important Than Murder


Hat tip to David Ben  Moshe via Mad Jewess.


Racist, Son Of Obama (Cop) Slays White Driver Who Uttered N Word.  Words More Important Than Murder

Are they going to let him go because he’s black and the driver said the N word?? Probably, because blacks have special rights.  Whites are the victims.  Don’t ever, ever, ever say the N word.  It’s more important than murder, rape, beatings, or being robbed.

Whites, get armed and stay clear of the royalty of America, blacks.

A black New Jersey cop facing a possible life sentence for the racially charged road-rage slaying of a white driver

NJ cop in road-rage slay: ‘Law is on my side’

New Jersey detective Joseph Walker (Murderer) wants his day in court following a road-rage shooting.

Dead victim:

Prayers for the family.


-David Ben Moshe


Dems Must Call for Obama’s Resignation Or Forever Be Known In Infamy As Communist Murderers

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Hat tip to Mad Jewess.

I would like to see Obama and Slow Joe both gone.

Dems Must Call for Obama’s Resignation Or Forever Be Known In Infamy As Communist Murderers

Joe Biden should step up to the plate and become the President (I don’t like that, either, but it’s the last resort).  I can hear sighs of relief if he does step in.  The MSM would not have to live in fear of being called a racist when they question these Communist policies Obama has enforced.  It’s amazing we live in a nation that fears a word: “racist”, more than death.  We can try to start forgiving this mess if you remove Obama & stop your Communism.

Barack Hussein Obama, not content with his SNAFU Obama-care website is back to pushing gun control: See here.  Everyone with a brain knows what gun control is; Disarming the populace, then mass killing.  Stop the bs.  We all know what it is.  Stop lying with your talking points, Democrats.  Stalin enforced gun control as well as Hitler.  Is this how you want to be remembered??  As murderers? 

Next on Obama’s agenda outside of his failure health care is legalizing criminal illegals.  Democrats know they are illegal and that is criminal.  Who’s kidding who?  The name-calling?  It’s just demonization to ensue guilt.   We all get tired of the lies, the borderless country, countless dead Americans murdered by illegal aliens.  Isn’t it time to stop the madness??

The purchase of hollow point bullets is for mass murder. Who are you Democrats trying to fool?? The DHS has purchased millions and millions of rounds of murderous ammo.  It’s a good thing that I woke up this morning to find that many nations are demanding the UN step up to stop Obama’s NSA snooping (Obama is a paranoid ‘leader’, and can’t take criticism), but Germany and Brazil don’t care about that:  Their leaders are paranoid as well, like all govt leaders & they are demanding investigation of Obama’s NSA.  It means they may not bring their ‘change agents’ in to disarm us..

I could go on an on about the un-Constitutional atrocities that Obama has engaged in, but why should I?  You Democrat “Liberals” know what he is carrying out- a bloody, Bolshevik, revolution.   Do you really want to start murdering fellow Americans just so you can have ‘gay’ marriage, illegal aliens and baby murder (abortion?)  Is it worth it?  No, it’s not.  Anyone who is read on our founding knows these things are not just unlawful, it is murder and debauchery.  The Constitution does not have to say these things are wrong.  You should know better.  

Obama is pushing the envelope in every which way to incite riot, then enforce Martial Law, declaring himself dictator.  That is how dictators have done it before.

The scandals of Obama can stop now.  The Democrat party needs to demand that Obama resign.  He is a failure and a Communist.  Will you Democrats be known as trying to straighten things out or put this nation on the path of more genocide, murder, war, NSA, NDAA, Monsanto, Gun control, Legalizing criminals, draining bank accounts for ‘wealth redistribution’??  Choose this day to remove this monster before it’s too late.


(The dead around Obama [conspiracy or not] is already mounting up:  Obama’s ’Dead Pool’ – Nachumlist)


Even Shill Bill O’Reilly is saying this is Communism: Democrat AgendaIs ‘Form of Communism’


#STOPGUNCONTROL Obama Pushes Against 2nd Amend, AGAIN- “Constitutional Scholar?” My A$$

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#STOPGUNCONTROL Obama Pushes Against Against 2nd Amend “Constitutional Scholar?”  My A$$

Obama is pushing the envelope because he is a radical, Communist. Period.

Gun control will not stop the sons of Obama from murdering whites and each-other; It will embolden them. Gun control will make us into a 3rd world ghetto with all people’s in USA running wild, murdering each other.   If Obama has his way, you will be victims on the streets to criminals, murderers, rapists.  So, why is he going after guns, again, being his presidency is in the ashcan??  Because Obama is aCOMMUNIST.   He has to create as much havoc as he possibly can to start a bloody, Bolshevik Revolt.  

Barack Obama is also setting himself up to be a martyr:  He has thrown his own base under the bus because they thought that Obama-care would not affect anyone that was poor or middle class.  It is ONLY affecting the poor and middle class.  This will turn bad for Hussein, one of his own supporters will possibly ‘take him out.’  Oh well. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

See the story here about this idiot vamping up G.Control, again….





‘Boredom’ was not the reason behind Chris Lane’s murder

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This is from Fox News.

The psychobabble has begun trying to create  the mental image of

these punks as the victims.

What these animals did can not be dismissed as the did it because

someone  peed in their corn flakes,

The only true justice will be the death penalty being carried out rapidly .



The mischaracterization of the alleged violence by Chancey Luna, Michael Jones and James Edwards began when one of the trio claimed they had hunted down and shot dead Australian Chris Lane because they were “bored.”

The statement is so devoid of humanity and so headline-ready that the media seized upon it as a literal and complete explanation for why these three accused killers acted so inhumanely.

But the statement is a smokescreen.  Boredom—of the kind sane people experience—had nothing, whatsoever, to do with Lane’s death and explains nothing about how it happened.

When normal people are bored, they go to the movies, go shopping or skateboarding or take a drive to the beach.  Only when people are severely psychologically disordered do they think up murder as an antidote to boredom.  Only when extraordinarily disordered patterns of thought, feeling or perception fill one’s mind does the vacuum of boredom draw someone to the idea of using a gun to shoot a stranger in the head.

Chancey Luna, Michael Jones and James Edwards, if guilty, are not normal.  So we should not be surprised, nor take at face value, the self-report that they killed out of boredom, because that excuse emerges from a person who is psychologically shattered and unaware enough to pump a bullet into another man’s skull.

So why would these three allegedly do this if it had nothing to do with boredom? Probably because Chris Lane, a strong man running the streets on a bright day, was as good a symbol as any of what they had lost: their humanity.  They had lost the capacity to feel for others.  They could not perceive the suffering of Lane during his death, nor of his family members after his death.  They had lost that singular, defining human quality called empathy.

My 20 years as a forensic psychiatrist tell me that, in all three cases, it will be found that traumatic life events, perhaps coupled with head trauma, drug use and disordered brain chemistry from birth, left these young men detached from their own thoughts and feelings – and those of others.  I would venture that on August 16, 2013, more than one of Chris Lane’s assailants was, for all intents and purposes, psychologically dead.

That’s why one of the three alleged assailants said they killed because they were “bored”—because his very disordered mind was like an echo chamber that allowed his feelings of being annihilated, dehumanized and dead to boomerang back to him as an impulse to kill.

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