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The Three Wise Monkeys

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Three wise monkeysWe are all familiar with the three wise monkeys, who stand for the mantra "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" and are symbols of the Kōshin faith, a Japanese folk religion with Chinese Taoism and ancient Shinto influences.
    
There are differing explanations of the meaning of "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."
  • In Japan the proverb is simply regarded as a Japanese Golden Rule.
  • Some take the proverb as a reminder not to be snoopy, nosy and gossipy.
  • The proverb is linked to the teaching of Buddhism that if we do not hear, see or talk evil, we ourselves shall be spared all evil.
  • Others believe the message is that a person who is not exposed to evil (through sight or sound) will not reflect that evil in their own speech and actions.

Today the mantra is commonly used to describe someone who doesn't want to be involved in a situation, or who wilfully turns a blind eye to the immorality of an act.  (source)
Mahatma GhandiGandhi, who otherwise scorned worldly possessions, kept a small statue of the three monkeys.
With his commitment to non-violence, he was the apotheosis of perfection.
Surely none could deny this.
 
Yet Fred D. Thompson, in an address "Gandhi's Way isn't the American way", did just that in response to peace protesters carrying signs asking "What would Gandhi do?" He posed the question: "at what point is it OK to fight tyrants?"

According to Gandhi, the answer is NEVER. During WWII, Gandhi penned an open letter to the British people, urging them to surrender to the Nazis.
To the Europeans during the war he said

"I would like you to lay down the arms you have as being useless for saving you or humanity. You will invite Herr Hitler and Signor Mussolini to take what they want of the countries you call your possessions... If these gentlemen choose to occupy your homes you will vacate them. If they do not give you free passage out, you will allow yourselves, man, woman and child to be slaughtered, but you will refuse to owe allegiance to them."

Once the extent of the Holocaust was known, he criticised Jews who had tried to escape or fight for their lives
"The Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher's knife...They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs…they'd be dead, but at least they'd have the moral high ground."
Sadly, the nihilistic views of the likes of Gandhi and vacuous pop celebrities have influenced a whole generation, who will learn too late that pacifism leads to the tyranny of totalitarianism.
 
Those who don’t resist the aggressor get trampled on, as any who have tried to appease tyrants learned to their cost.
 
Chamberlain wanted peace at any price, but his Peace in Our Time enabled tyranny to prosper.
Hence the moral bankruptcy of organisations which claim to advocate for peace, justice and human rights, yet turn Fred D. Thompsona blind eye to the barbarity of the groups they are promoting.

Most people like to be good and decent, helping friends, neighbours and family. Australians are an altruistic lot, doing untold hours of voluntary work to help others in the community who are in need. This is to be encouraged and volunteers invariably get as much out of the experience as the people they help.

Paradoxically, sometimes being NICE can have surprisingly nasty results:

  •  Pacifists are really nice, as they oppose all war.
  • Those who go to interfaith and say Islam is a religion of peace are nice.
  • The media who blame Islamic violence on our Islamophobia are just being nice to Muslims to make them feel less isolated.
  • Those who praise Islam’s contribution to art, science, culture and the advance of civilisation are nice.

But is being NICE the same as being TRUTHFUL?
If your friend asks you if she looks fat in her new jumper, it’s nice if you say she looks great in it.
OK, you might be telling a lie, but it harms no one.

But what if being nice leads us to what Melanie Phillips describes as “Tolerating the intolerable.” She talks of how
Times journalist David Conway referred to the Prince of Wales’ trip to Egypt, where he pronounced:
 ‘It’s tolerance, it’s understanding of what other people hold sacred which is so vital’.
Referring to the case of Abdul Rahman, facing trial and possible execution in Afghanistan for having converted from Islam to Christianity, Conway opined:
The trouble with espousing this sentiment in that part of the world, however, is that… what is held sacred is intolerance of what others hold sacred. And, when and where it is, anyone who wishes to practice tolerance faces the question of how much religious intolerance may and should be tolerated.
He criticised the Times editorial “Faith and Respect: Why religious intolerance must not be tolerated’.
“Despite its condemning apostasy from Islam being a criminal offence, the newspaper ducked the serious issue posed by Islam by asserting that nowhere in the Koran is apostasy prescribed a capital offence. This allowed it to claim that Islam was as tolerant of Christianity and Judaism as these two other religions were of each other and it. ‘The Prince rightly underlines the importance of respect by one religion for another - especially the three Abrahamic religions’ the editorial ran, before adding that: ‘All three religions commend such tolerance.’
It is all too easy for westerners to avoid having to face up to the very harsh and uncomfortable question about how genuinely tolerant Islam truly is… by their denying to be integral to it, as the Times leader does, any morally objectionable tenets such as imposing the death penalty upon apostates.”
The Prince criticised the publication of the Danish cartoons:
‘The recent ghastly strife and anger over the Danish cartoons show the danger that comes of our failure to listen and to respect what is precious and sacred to others. In my view, the true mark of a civilised society is the respect it pays to minorities and to strangers…I look forward to a world that acknowledges our differences with respect and understanding, that recognises what others hold sacred…”
Melanie PhilipsPhillips rails against such idiocy:

So the worldwide violence, destruction, killings and lootings that followed publication of the cartoons were merely ‘ghastly’ and were caused by ‘our failure to listen and to respect what is precious and sacred to others’. But this was not so. The uproar was caused by the Islamist world failing to respect the freedom to protest against a clerical threat to life and liberty and then actually attacking life and liberty, thus amply proving the point of the original protest. Publication of the cartoons was therefore a morally justified act which should be defended by all who fight intolerance and bigotry. Yet here was the heir to the throne of England taking the part of the bigots, and blaming the violence instead on the ‘lack of respect’ for the creed that promoted that violence! (source)
In “Islam, Middle East and Fascism”, Ibn Warraq comments:
Feminists pretend that the "real Koran" is progressive towards women, human rights activists pretend, in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary that the « real Koran » is totally compatible with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Muslim women and Muslim slaves are of course not considered equal. Salvation outside the Islamic faith is impossible. The world is divided between Muslims and Non-Muslims. There are very many sayings in the Koran which preach hatred and ill will towards non-Muslims.

The attitude enjoined upon the Muslims towards the Jews can only be described as anti-Semitic, and certainly was not conducive to a better understanding, tolerance or co- existence.

 Christians have been executed for simply practising their religion.

A belief in international plots, or conspiracy theories are the key to understanding the politics of the Middle East. As Daniel Pipes in "The Hidden Hand, The Middle East Fears of Conspiracy" put it: "…Whoever hopes to understand the Middle East must recognize the distorting lens of conspiracy theories, understand them, make allowance for them, and perhaps even plan around them." Most of the leading Muslim thinkers of the twentieth century have put forward conspiracy theories to excuse the continuing cultural and economic backwardness of Islamic countries, indicating a refusal on the part of Muslims to take responsibility for their own failures.

The totalitarian nature of Islam is nowhere more apparent than in the concept of Jihad, the Holy War, whose ultimate aim is to conquer the entire world and submit it to the one true faith, to the law of Allah.
It is the sacred duty of all Muslims to bring Islam to all humanity. Jihad is a divine institution, enjoined specially for the purpose of advancing Islam. Muslims must strive, fight and kill in the name of God:

It is common nowadays for the apologists of Islam, whether Muslims or their Western admirers, to interpret "Jihad" in the non-military sense of "moral struggle." But it is quite illegitimate to pretend that the Koran and the books on Islamic Law were talking about "moral crusades.” Apologists of Islam, even when they do admit that real battles are being referred to, still pretend that the doctrine of Jihad only talks of "defensive measures," and that offensive wars are illegitimate. (source)
Warraq has debunked various myths here – that Islam liberates women, promotes human rights, respects other religions, that Islamic backwardness is the fault of the West and that jihad is simply a moral struggle.Ibn Warraq

In “Why I am not a Muslim”, he takes aim at Western reactions to the Rushdie affair, contrasting the cowardliness and dishonesty of the “evasive and sycophantic statements of Western apologists such as Edward Mortimer and Esposito, who blamed everything on Rushdie”, with the courage of the Iranian dissidents opposing the fatwa on Rushdie. (p13-15)

He accuses such apologists of being incapable of understanding “that Islam is a threat and it is a threat to thousands of Muslims” and having “totally failed in their duties as intellectuals. They have betrayed their calling by abandoning their critical faculties when it comes to Islam. Some have even abandoned any attempt to aim at objective truth.”

Warraq is fearless in his insistence on telling the truth. Politically correct lies and evasions are cowardly in the extreme and a betrayal of our Western intellectual tradition.
 
Many of our public figures have failed us with their weak and timorous approach, making obeisance to, and rushing to defend Islam. If we are to retain our hard-earned freedoms, these people must be named, shamed and eventually replaced with more worthy leaders.
 
Dialogue and interfaith must not be based on the false premise that Islam respects other religions and is peaceful.

If this means being a little less NICE, so be it.
Truth must trump niceness: otherwise we are living a lie.
Being nice will condemn the next generation to slavery and oppression.
So let’s stand up for Freedom!
Don’t be afraid to stand up for truth!


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Last Updated on Thursday, 04 June 2009 03:01  

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History - Articles

Lest We Forget the Battle of Tours

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History - Violent Jihad

Australians celebrate and revere Anzac Day on April 25th each year in remembrance of our brave soldiers who fought in two great world wars to secure our freedom. Every Australian identifies with the slogan “lest we forget” and in services held around the country people reflect on the battles and men who died to secure our freedom. Yet across the world in France, there is one remarkable battle which helped form the Europe we know today and allowed the development of civilization based on Judeo Christian principles. This one famous battle has become known as the battle of Tours and effectively stopped the Muslim advance into Europe. After the death of Mohammed in 632AD, Muslim armies exploded out of the Arabian peninsula to conquer much of the Middle East, expanding across north Africa. From there they crossed into Spain in 711AD and eventually controlled much of al-Andalus by 715AD. It was the victory at Tours by Charles Martel that stemmed the tide and eventually the Muslim marauders were expelled from Spain in 1492 when the last outpost at Granada fell to King Ferdinand of Spain. 

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Shivaji’s Coronation Laudatory Landmark

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History - Infidels' Resistance

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was born, lived, fought and won battles against religious and social oppression in the 17th century Bharat or India. He was a shining star in the Indian firmament and is renowned as a champion of the downtrodden and depressed masses. He was and continues to be an icon for the classes and masses alike and is seen as a rallying point for peasants oppressed by foreign rulers, Pathans and Moghuls alike. Sexually exploited women found in Shivaji Raje a protector, a benefactor and flocked to his Hindavi Swaraj to find solace and feel liberated under his saffron flag. 

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Ransomer of Captives from the Muslims

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History - Tolerance Myths

Perhaps some readers might be interested to know that January 28 is considered a feast day among Catholics – actually 2 feast days are celebrated on the same day – one is of ST Thomas Aquinas, the great medieval theologian and philosopher who adapted Aristotle to the western Judeo-Christian worldview. . It is also the feast day of a lesser known person – St Peter Nolasco, the great ransomer of captives from the Muslims.

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Islamic Pirates

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History - Violent Jihad

Barbary Corsair
Somalian Islamic Pirates & Lessons from History
 
The dramatic rescue of the American cargo-ship captain Richard Phillips from the hands of Somalian Islamic pirates by the U.S. Navy—killing three pirates, holding him hostage at gun-point, through precision-targeting—warrants a review of the U.S. struggle with piracy and hostage-taking in North Africa, which ended two centuries ago.

Raiding trade-caravans and hostage-taking for extracting ransom in Islam was started by Prophet Muhammad. Having become powerful and secure after his relocation to Medina from Mecca in 622, Muhammad initiated Jihad or holy war in the form of raids of trade-caravans for earning livelihood for his community. In the first successful raid of a Meccan caravan at Nakhla in December 623, his brigands killed one of the attendants, took two of them captive, and acquired the caravan as “sacred” booty. The captives were ransomed to generate further revenue. Muhammad, later on, expanded this mode of Jihad to raiding non-Muslim communities around Arabia—for capturing their homes, properties and livestock, capturing their women and children as slaves often for ransoming and selling, and imposing extortional taxes—which sometimes involved mass-slaughter of the attacked victims.

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The Battle of Broken Hill

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The First Islamic Terrorist Attack on Australian Soil
 
On January 1, 1915 two Broken Hill men, both former camel drivers, armed themselves with rifles, an homemade flag bearing Islamic insignia and a large supply of ammunition and launched a surprise attack on the Picnic Train about 3 kilometres outside Broken Hill.

The train carried about 1200 Broken Hill residents to Silverton where a picnic to celebrate the new year was to take place.

The two Muslim men, Gool Mohamed originally a Pashtun tribesman from Afghanistan and Mullah Abdullah from what is known today as Pakistan, decided to wage jihad against Australian infidels after Australia and the Ottoman Empire officially joined the opposite sides in the WWI.

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Jihad Galore

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History - Tolerance Myths

Jihad Galore and the Toledo Whore

Battle of Higueruela

Alhambra - GazelleHow often in conversation with a Muslim, do they quote Spain as the crowning achievement of Islam, where Muslims, Jews and Christians lived in harmony for about 800 years?

And when you mention the killings and massacres, you are told that the Spanish Inquisition was much worse.
This is a misconception, since the Inquisition in Spain was responsible for only between 4,000 and 5,000 lives. [1]

Yet in 1066AD, in a single day, muslims murdered over 4,000 Jews because Vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela had risen to a position greater than them, and of course, this upset the Muslim sensitivities. [2]

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Arabs Hated The Quran

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History - Stolen Heritage

 
How the Arabs Hated The Quran
 
Old Quran

Wh y are you a Muslim?
Musli ms in general love to hear the above question because it has a simple and readymade answer in their minds besides it gives them the opp or t u nity to propagate their religion and talk proudly about Islam.

 

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Lepanto Anniversary

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History - Imperialism

Decisive Victory for the West

At this time of year, it is timely to remember one of the greatest victories of the west against the Islamic world. On the 7th October in 1571, Don Juan and the Holy League, led by Admiral Doria, defeated the larger Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Lepanto, saving Europe from the Turks and militant Islam. The Holy League was a coalition of different armies - of the Republic of Venice, the Papacy (under Pope Pius V), Spain (including Naples, Sicily and Sardinia), the Republic of Genoa, the Duchy of Savoy, the Knights Hospitaller and some others.

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Muslim Jerusalem

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History - Stolen Heritage

Jerusalem - Coat of ArmsWhy do Muslims insist that Jerusalem is their Holy City?
When Mohamed and his faithful followers moved from Mecca to Medina, they found themselves among three Jewish tribes/clans (BANU-L-NADIR, BANU KAINUKA and BANU KURAIZA)  which settled there some time after their expulsion from their homeland and also living there were  two Arab, pagan tribes.

Mohammed, who at this stage needed more followers, decided to win those tribes over and convert them to his newly invented religion.

Islam was yet not as fully developed as we know it today, and Mohammed was still having his sessions with Allah (the Medina period revelations).

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Killing of Banu Quraiza

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History - Imperialism

Did Prophet Muhammad order Killing Surrendered Jews of Banu Quraiza and Khaybar?  A historical Analysis

In the post 9/11 era of this modern-world, Islamists around the globe are busy with ‘damage control utopia’ in order to correct the image of religion Islam. We all know that the nucleus of Islam are: Quran, Hadiths (Sunnah) supported by Islamic histories and biographies recorded by various famous Islamic scholars and historians.

What Mecca?

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History - Early History

A great tragedy of the Islamic control of our universities and political correctness plus the fear of extreme violence if anyone dares question the roots and claims of Islam is ...that nobody dares question the roots and claims of Islam!!!  I want to stimulate interest and offer this summary of information on Mecca from (LINK) which discusses some problems with Muslim claims in a comparison of evidence supporting Islam/Christianity. 

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Yahweh or Hubal

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FlagThere is a very strongly entrenched view among majority of Westerners today that the three main monotheistic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam share one common God and therefore despite the obvious differences, the core foundation of these three religions is the same. 

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