"CFNS claims to have a list of 6,000 members of the Muslim Brotherhood who are living in America and determined to ‘penetrate the United States and eventually erode its institutions, policies, and sense of self through the creation of a multifaceted Fifth Column movement within our borders.’"
Our own Tim Murphy reports on Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) and his crazy jihad on jihad.
We just keep going back to that word: penetrate. Where’s Edward Said when you need him?
A middle-aged Saudi told me, “I am worried about the next generation. They don’t see any real women at all. You don’t see each other’s wives, daughters, sisters. Everything is masculine. And yet they are bombarded by images. They can easily see porn. They live in the imagination of sex all the time. We don’t grow naturally, to be loved, not to be loved—we don’t undergo these changes. Two-thirds of the marriages here are basically loveless. Many men cheat—there’s a lot going on underground.”
Some Saudi men openly joke about their behavior when they leave the country. “We’re all sex maniacs, by the way,” one said to me. He regularly flies to Morocco for female companionship. “There’s a part of me that I share with all men, where women are concerned. And there’s a part I share with Arab men. But there’s a big part that only Saudi guys have in common.”
The absence of socialization between men and women struck me as a potent factor in terrorist fantasies. The hijackers who killed themselves on September 11th were propelled in part by the notion of being rewarded in the afterlife with the company of virgins. Such abstractions don’t seem quite so strange in a country where images of women piped through a satellite dish seem more vivid than actual Saudi women—whom the male reporters at the Gazette liked to call B.M.O.s, or “black moving objects.”
After his state representative asked a local Muslim leader—whose mosque had been attacked by arsonists—to denounce terrorism, Murfreesboro, Tennessee second-grade teacher Aaron Nuell decided he’d had enough. The ensuing email correspondence between Nuell and State Rep. Rick Womick is fascinating. A sample:
"I was raised a faithful Jew by a prominent Jewish father, and I now have a devout Muslims roommate with no issues/problems/terrorism/constitution-usurping in my household. He wakes up at 5AM to pray (before going back to sleep), and I want you to know that he is a moral and righteous person. No alcohol, no funny business. My question is this: Which Muslims are trying to usurp our constitution with Sharia law? Is it the family here in town who a small business selling cars? Is it the man who owns the independent, all-natural grocery store? Tell me who is fighting for this, and I will stand corrected, however if this is just the word-of-mouth from those highly-paid out-of-town Sharia law speakers, then I am forced to conclude that such a statement is based in paranoia and lies."
The KKK would like you to know they are not affiliated with Westboro Baptist Church, the tea partiers, or Terry “Quran Burning” Jones. BUT Barack Obama is still a Kenyan-born socialist product of miscegenation.
GOP Lawmakers in North Carolina, Missouri, Georgia, Alabama, Alaska, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Oklahoma have all recently sponsored bills to ban Islamic law in America. And when asked, they’ve all had trouble explaining what sharia law is, what it does, or why it needs to be barred in the US.
MJ editorial intern Ashley Bates offers her very personal story:
The jihadist militants in Gaza who kidnapped and murdered Italian journalist and human rights activist Vittorio Arrigoni could not have killed a more steadfast champion of freedom and justice for Palestinians.
I met Vittorio, known to his friends as Vik, during my first week of freelance reporting in Gaza last year…He brought along his laptop, and offered to let me use his pictures and videos. He took deep puffs from his pipe as he told me about the things he’d seen, including the time he saw a friend of his killed in an Israeli airstrike. I remember feeling awed by his determination to perservere despite his grief…