During the heyday of the Spanish Inquisition, converts to Christianity who backslid into their old non-Christian ways were broken on the rack and burnt alive at the stake. Converts to Judaism who backslide into the worship of alien gods can be excommunicated. But I don’t know how Islam deals with “faulty conversions”.
I wondered about this when I read the news story about two American converts to Islam who were just arrested for planning a machine gun attack on a U.S. Army base in California. Apparently, one Joseph Anthony Davis of Seattle, now Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, and a certain Frederick Domingue Jr. of L.A.,, now Walli Mujahidh were busted when they arrived at a warehouse to pick up machine guns they (it is alleged) intended to use in an alleged terror plot.
If true, then their conversions to the religion of peace were clearly faulty. If they confused the self-cleansing concept of Jihad with the blood-bath murder of infidels, then they must have totally misunderstood …Right?
According to authorities, Abdul-Latif and Mr. Mujahidh were inspired by the 2009 Fort Hood shootings, which killed 13 people. In that case, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a US Army psychiatrist, apparently acted alone using his personal military weapons.
-Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973
7,300 Bnei Menashe to make aliyah Ministerial Committee on Immigrat Absorption makes decision in principle to bring to Jewish state northeastern Indian community claiming descent from one of Lost Tribes of Israel
Give me a break! PLO Against Bnei Menashe Israel brings non-Israeli Jews to Israel at the expense of the “Palestinian people,” complains PA
Today’s Golden Oldie cartoon is from June 11 2001. Ten years ago this month.
“Timothy James McVeigh (April 23, 1968 – June 11, 2001) was a United States Army veteran and security guard who became infamous for detonating a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. Commonly referred to as the Oklahoma City Bombing, the attack killed 168 people, injured 450, and was the deadliest act of terrorism within the United States prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks. McVeigh, a militia movement sympathizer, sought revenge against the federal government for its handling of the Waco Siege, which had ended in the deaths of 76 people exactly two years earlier. He also hoped to inspire a revolt against what he considered to be a tyrannical federal government. He was convicted of 11 federal offenses and sentenced to death. His execution took place on June 11, 2001 at the Federal Correctional Complex, Terre Haute.”-more
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A State of Their Own:
“The Arab League plans to ask the United Nations to grant full membership to a Palestinian state based on borders with Israel that existed before the 1967 Middle East war, according to the state-run Qatar News Agency.
The move comes after President Barack Obama made official the long-held — but rarely stated — U.S. support for a Palestinian state based on those borders, a position that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said can never happen.
The 22-member Arab states will seek membership for a Palestinian state — with East Jerusalem as its capital — during the next United Nations session in September, according to a statement released through QNA Saturday by the Ministerial Committee on the Arab Peace Initiative.” -more
-Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973
Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau is a tall man who brightens any room with his Torah depth and stature. He is viewed as a someone who has achieved wondrous feats! From surviving the Holocaust and continuing on the Rabbinic dynasty that he hails from, to serving as the Chief Rabbi of Israel and now Tel Aviv—he remains a legendary figure to all of Jewry. On the complete opposite spectrum stands the legendary Lakers Center, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Born Ferdinand Lewis “Lew” Alcindor, Jr., he had a prolific college and NBA career becoming one of the best basketball players of all time. In 1971 Lew Alcindor converted to Islam and changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. To the naked eye it would seem that the only thing he shares in common with Rabbi Lau is that they are both luminous figures.
And yet, these two men—one a Jew and another a Muslim—are eagerly looking forward to meeting one another this July in Israel!
The former NBA star is making a film about none other than World War II, and will honor the final wish of his father. You see, Ferdinand L. Alcindor Sr., had one dying wish. He requested that his son visit Israel and meet the little boy that he personally rescued from Buchenwald and turned into a prominent Rabbi. This Rabbi is none other than Rabbi Lau!
Indeed, Rabbi Lau, who also serves as chairman of the Council of Yad Vashem remarked that, “the fact that such a famous basketball player, and a Muslim, is about to attach himself to the Holocaust issue is very exciting. I will certainly give my blessing to this initiative.”
Rabbi Lau said he clearly remembers how an African American solider came up to him during the liberation, picked him up, and told the residents of the German city of Weimer: “Look at this sweet kid, he isn’t even eight yet. This was your enemy, he threatened the Third Reich. He is the one against whom you waged war, and murdered millions like him.”
Signs of Israel. two signs on opposite street corners telling you the name of the street – which one is spelled correctly?
Glenn Beck to address Knesset panel in July Knesset Immigration, Absorption, Diaspora Affairs C’tee chair Danon invites conservative pundit to talk about fighting delegitimization.