Saturday, October 30, 2010

Rebuttal to Answering Islam's article

I've witnessed the owner of Answering Islam's frequent fit's on numerous blogs and debates. Sam Shamoun's childish behaviour give's the immediate conclusion there must be multiple faults of his knoweledge on the Islamic religion.

http://www.answering-islam.org/Responses/Osama/zaatri_amalikites.htm

What I want to focus on is Sam's stance on God killing people and Muslim armies killing people as he seem's to be getting the two confused. For example take a look at this quote from Sam:

Zaatari tries to justify Allah’s complete destruction of peoples and places on the grounds that he did so through natural disasters! In other words, Zaatari finds it perfectly acceptable for Allah to kill women and children by flood, winds, earthquakes, or fire and brimstone from the sky, so long as he doesn’t use armies to do it! Talk about being inconsistent and having a double standard.

Well a simple minded answer is God knows and takes life away from anything. Comparing God's acts to the acts of Muslim armies is not comparable. Let's see from a Christian perspective, Jesus causes earthquakes and floods that kill women and children. Right here we see a double standard from Sam Shamoun. As believers from all religin's should accept, we must agree with God on his every move.

He then quotes from the Quran:

"So they journeyed on till when they met a young boy; he slew him. Moses said, ‘What! hast thou slain an innocent person without his having slain anyone! Surely, thou hast done a hideous thing’ ... ‘And as for the youth, his parents were believers, and we feared lest on growing up he should involve them into trouble through rebellion and disbelief;’" S. 18:74, 80 Sher Ali

Then says:

Thus, these Quranic texts substantiate the hadith that Muslims can kill children on the mere suspicion that such children may grow up to be unbelievers! In fact, this very hadith mentions the name Khadir which is the name given to this very same person in Surah 18 who killed the innocent child!

Now we need to understand you cannot take parts of the Quran and make a conclusion out of it. This does not relate to Muslims today, nor did it relate to Muslims at Moses' time. Here Moses, a well known Prophet of God in all Abrahamic religions, approved the murder of a soon-to-be-guilty boy. He knew the boy was going to have a dark future. Maybe he'd be a Hitler or leader of a Taliban group? God knows how everyone's life will be like, he knew the boy would rebel against Islam so Moses had to kill him. In his commentary, Maulana Muhammed Ali writes:

The interpretation of the three incidents shows a manifestation of Divine wisdom
in what takes place in the everyday life of man. Divine laws, as manifested in
nature, are really working towards ultimate good, though sometimes they may appear to
the outward eye to be working to the detriment of somebody. The beneficent hand of
AllĂ„h that works in nature is always directing humanity to the goal of great good, though that goal must necessarily be reached with apparent loss. Sometimes the loss is only apparent, as in the case of making a hole in the boat; there was no real loss, but the apparent loss served a great purpose and brought much benefit to the owner. The second instance is that in which there is real loss to a person, but it is for the good of humanity at large, for life must be sacrificed for the ultimate good of humanity. The third instance shows that, for the good of humanity, deeds must be done which bring no immediate reward, and that good done by one generation is not devoid of benefit to the next. Moses himself had, in fact, to undergo the experience of his teacher, and the incidents seem no more than prophetic allegories of Moses’ own life-work. Just as the scuttling of a boat causes apprehension to the safety of its occupants, Moses had to lead his people to a place where they thought they had only been brought to be drowned; but their safe passage through the sea showed that it was for their good. Then he had to order his men to fight against an iniquitous people and to put them to death, but he was not shedding human blood to no purpose, for it was really a step towards the evolution of a better race. And finally, his devoting his own life to the Israelites, descendants of a righteous man, corresponded to his teacher’s building the wall for the orphans without
claiming recompense. Read in this light, the narration is clearly an Ascension of Moses, foreshadowing the great events which were to befall him.


To try and gain some mometum, Sam brags:

Furthermore, this text supports the point I had made in my paper. It confirms the principle that God can justifiably kill even children on the basis of how they would turn out in the future. God who perfectly knows all things, especially future events, knows that even children grow up to be rebel sinners who defy his commands and acts of mercy.

No, it does not "confirm" God can kill children. Nowhere else does such an act like this occur in the Quran. This obviously hints this was something special. We need to read from that historical perspective, what was happening at that time to understand the entire context. However I wonder is Sam realises that these accidents and natural disasters of today relate to God killing in verse 18:64? Are they the same or different? Either way God's commandments take lives away.

The rest he writes I don't really care about, except his piece on if babies will go to heaven or hell is really ridiculous. Quran 67:2 outright confirm's deeds are needed to judge. All scholar's admit babies and younger children are heaven bound if they die. Now one can bring up that argument of the boy in verse 18:64 again. My only response is we can already tell there was somthing special behind this. We all know some things in the Quran are not for us to know about, since they took place before Muhammed (pbuh).

Finally Mr. Shamoun says:

Moreover, Zaatari’s claim that the death of the women and children is not too painful, but instant, contradicts the Quran:

Such is the seizing of thy Lord, when He seizes the cities that are evildoing; surely His seizing IS PAINFUL, TERRIBLE. S. 11:102 Arberry


Once again we have clear signs historical persepectives are being misplaced. Let's read the previous 2 verses and one after 11:102:

[11:100] This is news from the past communities that we narrate to you. Some are still standing, and some have vanished.

[11:101] We never wronged them; they wronged their own souls. Their gods, whom they invoked beside GOD, could not help them in the least when the judgment of your Lord came. In fact, they only ensured their doom.


[11:103] This should be a lesson for those who fear the retribution of the Hereafter. That is a day when all the people will be summoned - a day to be witnessed.

So we see 11:102 was meant for the idol worshippers and those who observed un-Islamic practices. Those we times where Prophet after Prophet was sent and people were too ignorant to recognize the truth. BTW it doesn't necessarily mean their death was physically painful (I'm speaking of the women and the children) like how Sam put it. If we look outside the box, terrible and painful could've meant the economy, foreign relations etc. Look today when natural disasters happen, yes sure people get affected but not always physically. Think of other factor's that shape up a country or community.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Saddam Hussein's Christian deputy guilty for Crimes against Humanity

Tariq Aziz, one of Saddam Hussein's most prominent deputies and Iraq's former foreign minister, was sentenced to death for his role in the persecution, torture and killing of Shiite Islamist party members by the former regime.

The verdicts against Mr. Aziz and other former senior officials—including Mr. Hussein's secretary Abed Hamoud—were handed down in Baghdad by the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal, the successor to the Iraqi Special Tribunal, which was established by the U.S. in the aftermath of the 2003 invasion to try leading members of the Hussein regime for crimes against humanity.

Mr. Aziz was a member of the Revolutionary Command Council, a committee of senior Baath Party officials headed by Mr. Hussein, which issued decrees that led to the brutal killing and torture of thousands of members of then-banned Shiite parties and their familes. Those groups including current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Islamic Dawa Party. Dawa leaders say the regime executed nearly 250,000 of their partisans and supporters, including the killing of the party's founder and his sister in 1980.

Mr. Aziz was the only Christian among the Sunni Baath Party leadership. The Vatican on Tuesday urged Iraq to commute the death sentence.

Several international human-rights groups have criticized the procedures and questioned the impartiality of the court, the same chamber that sent Mr. Hussein to the gallows almost four years ago.

A senior member of the special court said Mr. Aziz's place on the council was enough to convict him of a role in the crimes. "He was at [the] helm of power," said the court official.

The official said the majority of the more than 1,200 plaintiffs, as well as most of the witnesses in the case, were connected to Dawa, an Islamist party founded in Iraq in 1957 and later supported by Iran during its opposition to Mr. Hussein's regime. The ailing 74-year-old Mr. Aziz often appeared in court in his pajamas—a shadow of his former urbane and cigar-chomping self.

He already had received prison sentences in connection with other cases heard by the same court.

Mr. Aziz's lead attorney and family, who reside in Amman, Jordan, said the court decision was "cruel," "hasty" and "politically motivated."

Mr. Aziz's son, Ziad Tariq Aziz, said he last spoke to his father by telephone on Sunday for three minutes and that he mentioned nothing about an impending decision. "He asked me to send him tea, underwear, eggs and cigarettes," said the son.

The attorney, Badie Izzat, who hasn't been to Iraq since 2007 and advises his client through court-appointed counsel in Baghdad, said he was unaware that a verdict would be delivered Tuesday. "It was a shock for everyone," he said.

Mr. Aziz and the other defendants have one month to appeal the verdict.


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052702303390704575575730421888998.html

Another article hits the spot:

(Reuters) - Iraq's high tribunal Tuesday passed a death sentence on Tareq Aziz, once the international face of dictator Saddam Hussein's government, over the persecution of Islamic parties, the court said.

The death sentence was the first to be handed down to Aziz, who was well known in foreign capitals and at the United Nations before Saddam's downfall. He rose to prominence at the time of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and the 1991 Gulf War, when he was foreign minister.

"The court today issued the death sentence on Tareq Aziz and four others for committing crimes against humanity. The charge of elimination of religious parties was classified as crimes against humanity," Judge Mohammed Abdul-Sahib, a spokesman of the Iraqi High Tribunal, told Reuters.

"The nature of the crimes is willful killing, torture and the enforced disappearance of persons."

Last year, Aziz was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his part in the killings of dozens of merchants in 1992 and to a further seven years for his role in the forced displacement of Kurds from northern Iraq during Saddam's rule.

He surrendered to invading U.S. forces in April 2003 but was handed over to Iraqi prison authorities this year. In August he accused U.S. President Barack Obama in a jailhouse interview with Britain's Guardian newspaper of "leaving Iraq to the wolves" because of U.S. plans to withdraw.

Aziz's Amman-based lawyer, Badie Arif, said the decision was politically motivated.

"It is a political verdict and not legal. He (Aziz) expected that, especially when the U.S. administration handed him over to the Iraqi government," Arif told Reuters by telephone from Amman.

RIGHT TO APPEAL

The Vatican urged Iraqi authorities not to carry out the death sentence against Aziz, a Christian. This, the Vatican spokesman said in a statement, would help reconciliation, peace and justice.

The Vatican did not rule out the possibility of making a humanitarian intervention on behalf of Aziz, but said this would be done through diplomatic channels, the spokesman added.

Sahib said Aziz and four other defendants in the case who were also sentenced to death were expected to appeal against the decision. Iraqi law provides for an automatic appeal for all death-sentence and life-imprisonment cases, even if the defendants do not lodge an appeal themselves.

The four other defendants sentenced to death were former interior minister and intelligence chief, Sadoun Shakir, Abed Hamoud, a former private secretary to Saddam, Saddam's half brother Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hasan and, a former top Baath party official, Abdul Ghani Abdul Ghafour.

An official in the court's media office said the evidence provided to court and the statements of witnesses had proved sufficient to convict them.

During Saddam's rule, only the Baath party was allowed to exist. The Sunni dictator crushed attempts to establish rival political organizations, and in particular carried out constant campaigns against Islamic parties.

Their leaders were assassinated, imprisoned or forced into exile. One of his main targets was the Islamic Dawa party of current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a Shi'ite Muslim.


http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69P12620101026

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pakistan is NOT a Muslim country

Of course those people who want others to assume that because 90% of women in Pakistan are victims of domestic abuse, the country is a Sharia one, there's alternate ways to help haters/bigots to realise Pakistan is FAR from Islamic teachings.
Before I've posted how Pakistan was very backward with tribal customs, and very westernized with the silly boyfriend/girlfriend and western slang stuff (btw it does not look good when you try to bring in traditions of other countries to your own, makes you look like a total fool (and gives people other reasons to make fun of brown people)), here's a shocking article from Pakistan:

How can a mere myth ruin the lives of thousands of children? In Pakistan, microcephalics-babies born with abnormally small heads-are known as 'rats' and credited with god-like powers. Believers will give them money in the hope of blessings, but unscrupulous gangs of beggars are now exploiting this ancient tradition for their own ends. They kidnap young 'rat' children - or frighten parents into handing them over-and then force them into a lifetime of begging on the streets. They are lucrative-so much so that some people allege that normal babies are benig deliberately deformed to look like microcephalics. Why else, they ask, are there so many such children in Pakistan? And until something is done to combat the myth, the helpless 'rat' children will be condemned to a life of abuse.

http://pakistan.tv/videos-the-rat-children-pakistan-[6kxPiRcw3oc].cfm

Also see the articles on the side like the "Naughty on Fashion TV" "Punjabi Love Storey" (surprise surprise the word "girlfriend" and "boyfriend" appears in this) for more takes on how Pakistan is a one way ticket to hell.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pastor charged for obstructing cop

DIGBY— A local school board member and black community activist says he can’t believe he’s been charged with obstructing an RCMP officer during a ruckus in a Yarmouth liquor store last June, especially because he says he was never arrested.

Rev. Michael Alden Fells, 47, of Digby said this week he’ll represent himself and is planning his defence for the Dec. 15 trial Yarmouth provincial court where he faces a charge of causing a disturbance in addition to the obstruction charge.

His two sons, Brian, 25, and Nathaniel, 21, were charged with causing a disturbance during the same incident.

In the interview Fells said he was in Yarmouth on June 10 — his birthday — visiting with his father. That evening, while at a local grocery store, Fells said he learned a dispute involving his two sons was unfolding in an adjacent liquor store.

Fells said his younger son was asked to show identification and complied by taking his ID card out of his wallet, but would not physically give it to the clerk because he’d seen a clerk at another liquor store keep an ID card.

Staff at the Yarmouth store refused to serve his son and the manager called 911, Fells said.

He said his son asked for the name of a supervisor but was not given a contact. The manager simply wanted him to leave.

Police came and one officer grabbed the hand of one of the sons, Fells said. Another officer pushed him and he pushed back, he said.

But a document from the Yarmouth Crown attorney’s office, which was prepared with RCMP input and forms part of a disclosure packet given to Fells, tells a different story.

It said the two responding RCMP officers "went above and beyond to remain respectful and calm" while dealing with the Fells family."They remained sensitive to their concerns of racism, which was clearly fuelling their anger, and gave them plenty of chances to walk away," the document said.

The document also said police decided that no one needed to be arrested and that their goal was to have everyone disperse.

"We left first. None of us were placed under arrest. None of us were detained," Fells said.

On the night of the incident, Fells said he complained about his treatment by the officers via a telephone call to an RCMP dispatch centre and asked for someone to call him back, but no one from the RCMP returned his call.

Forty days later, on July 20, Fells said he was served with papers detailing the charges against him.

RCMP spokeswoman Sgt. Brigdit Leger confirmed Tuesday that a public complaint has been received by the RCMP in connection with the Yarmouth liquor store incident, but said police couldn’t disclose the nature of the complaint or who made it because "that investigation is ongoing."

Mounties won’t talk about the upcoming trial either.

"Because the matter is currently before the court it’s essential that we protect the integrity of that judicial process," Leger said.

It is clear from the Crown disclosure documents that the liquor store manager, Wayne Milbery, did not want to press charges. It details how Milbery told police he’d check with head office but said he, personally, wanted no one charged.

On Tuesday, Milbery deferred questions to the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission head office but did say, "There’s more to it than that."

Calls to Rick Perkins, the liquor commission’s vice-president of communications and corporate responsibility, were not returned.

Fells also says that only 45 seconds of the liquor store surveillance tape are included in the prosecution’s disclosure package. He said he plans to arrange for several witnesses to testify for the defence during December’s trial.

Fells’ son Nathaniel was involved in 2008 incident in Digby in which racial slurs were alleged to have been directed at two black men by off-duty police officers, including some from Halifax.

As a result of an investigation into the incident, which included a scuffle, the man Nathaniel Fells was with and a Halifax police officer were charged with causing a disturbance by fighting. The charges never reached trial because the matter was diverted to the province’s adult diversion program.


http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1207925.html

Waterloo Pastor charged with church theft

See the thing is why I bring up all these pastors and church officials stealing from church is because many non-christians, like myself, donate money to christian run orginizations that go global and give the needy food, and clothing. And of course since they outnumber all other charities and also they're broadcatsed all over tv's and radio's, they're names are well known.

I don't want the money I give as zakat (charity) whether it's a Muslim charity or not, to go into pastor's pockets.

WATERLOO, ONT. Police have charged a minister in Waterloo, Ont., with stealing from his church.

The senior pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church is alleged to have stolen more than $5,000 from the church over a 16-month period from 2009 to 2010.

Waterloo police spokesman Olaf Heinzel says officers began their investigation in June after being contacted by members of the church “who were concerned about money disappearing.”

The pastor was arrested Wednesday.

Rev. Paul Hartig is charged with theft over $5,000 and due in court on Jan. 17.

Rev. Mark Harris of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada says Hartig has been suspended from his duties at the church until the allegations are resolved. (Kitchener-Waterloo Record)

Pastor charged with assault over property dispute

LADDONIA, MO. -- Update: Friday, Oct. 22 at 6:17 p.m.

Police are staying tight lipped about exactly what happened at the Laddonia Christian church.

Deputies arrested the pastor, Ryan Finley Price, 53, of Laddonia for first degree assault. They also arrested, Daniel Umstattd, 53, of Mexico for unlawful use of a weapon and assault.

Authorities haven't released the name of the 61-year-old man who was assaulted and life flighted to the university hospital in Columbia.

The sheriff's department report indicates the incident last night stemmed from a property dispute.

Price was charged with first degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. Price is being held on a $250,000 bond.


Original Story:

Two men were arrested and a third was transported to University Hospital after an incident Thursday night in Laddonia.


Audrain County Sheriff's Department officials said the incident happened at the Laddonia Christian Church in the 300 block of Chestnut Street.

Officials said initial reports indicated a man had been shot, but police said those reports were not true. Police said a 61-year-old male was assaulted and transported by air to the University Hospital in Columbia.


Police arrested Daniel Wayne Umstattd, 53, of Mexico, on an Audrain County warrant for unlawful use of a weapon and assault. He posted a $6,000 bond.


They also arrested Ryan Finley Price, 53, of Laddonia for assault in the first degree. Price is in the Audrain County Jail without bond.


http://www.connectmidmissouri.com/news/story.aspx?id=529813

Pastor charged for luring 14 year old girl

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A youth pastor at a church outside Fayetteville was arrested in Greensboro Thursday after deputies said he attempted to meet an undercover deputy whom he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

Thomas Lee Elliott, of Roseboro, was charged with solicitation of a child by computer to commit an unlawful sex act and attempted taking indecent liberties with a minor.

Deputies said their investigation into Elliott's online activity began last month when he began communicating with the deputy.

Deputies said Elliot, a youth pastor at Autryville Baptist Church, set up the meeting.

He's being held on a $25,000 bond.


http://www.wxii12.com/news/25480199/detail.html

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Muslims are used as scapegoats by Christian parties in Germany

A Reuters report carried today by Bernama reviews the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment in Germany. According to the report: "Germany's inflamed public debate about Islam and integration risks serious overheating as politicians compete to make ever tougher statements criticizing Muslim immigrants they accuse of refusing to fit in here." The current round of criticisms was apparently flamed by a book, "Germany Abolishes Itself," written by Bundesbank council member Thilo Sarrazin. He portrays Muslims as welfare cheats who are outbreeding native Germans. Sarrazin was forced to resign after the book appeared, but many Germans agree with him. A new poll shows that 58% of Germans say that Muslims' rights to practice their religion in Germany should be considerably limited. Opponents charge the ruling Christian Democratic and Free Democratic parties with using Muslims as scapegoats in the current economic crisis. However Germany's president Christian Wulff has called for integration of Muslims, saying that Islam belongs in Germany.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/2010/10/anti-muslim-sentiment-grows-in-germany.html

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Minnesota Lutheran Pastor sexually assaulted 11 year old girl

From last year

Arthur James Ree, 83, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Prosecutors plan to ask Stearns County District Court Judge Kris Davick-Halfen to sentence Ree to 28 years in prison, while Ree’s attorney said he plans to file paperwork seeking a sentence far shorter.

Ree is scheduled to be sentenced July 8.

He admitted Thursday that he had numerous sexual contacts with a girl from late 2001 until June 2003, when the girl was 11-13 years old.

Ree had been charged with six counts of criminal sexual conduct in court documents that contend the sexual contact lasted until 2006. Some of the abuse happened during a time when Ree was working as a volunteer chaplain for the city’s police department, according to the criminal complaint.

The abuse report surfaced after an argument between Ree and the girl when she refused to allow him to force a sex act on her, according to the complaint. Ree also was employed at St. Cloud VA Medical Center as a chaplain from 1984-1997. He posted bail after his original arrest and remains free until sentencing.


http://proudatheists.wordpress.com/2010/05/15/minnesota-pastor-sexually-assaults-11-year-old-girl/

Another article: http://wcco.com/local/82.man.arrested.2.1107726.html

An 82-year-old man and retired pastor within the Southwestern Minnesota Synod ELCA, based in Redwood Falls, Minn., has been arrested for first-degree criminal sexual assault, police said.

Arthur James Ree, also a former volunteer police chaplain in St. Cloud, told police about multiple counts of criminal sexual contact with a female victim in the early 2000s. Ree also told the police that the incidents happened over a period of 18 months at his residence in St. Cloud.

Police said the incidences occurred at Ree's home in the 1200 block of Wildwood Rd. in St. Cloud, Minn. The victim has been identified as a juvenile when the incidents occurred.

Ree is being held in Stearns County Jail.

The Southwestern Minnesota Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in America released a statement saying that it is "shocked and deeply saddened by the arrest of Art Ree on charges of criminal sexual behavior" and "offers prayers" for both the victim and Ree.

According to the church's bishop, Ree served at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud and retired in 1997. He is married and has children, the bishop said.

Pastor rapes job seeking woman

It was shock and initially, disbelief among residents of Tanke area of Ilorin, Kwara State, when news filtered into the town that a pastor raped a girl on the church altar during a vigil. But what looked like a fairy tale earlier turned out to be real, going by the victim’s revelations.

The suspect, Olabode Sunday, 31, allegedly invited Funke, 25, (other names withheld), who had just concluded the National youth’s service, for prayers to pave the way for her land a white collar job. Daily Sun gathered that midway into the vigil, there was a heavy rainfall, which made the weather very cold.

It was at that point that the temptation to convert the vigil to love meeting crept in. The Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), pastor was alleged to have succumbed to nature, as he started making love overtures to the girl he was supposed to take her case of joblessness to God. He allegedly raped the hapless girl.

Sunday, who was remorseful, blamed the incident on the devil. He narrated how the victim attended a vigil, where he prayed for her, but saw the need for another round of vigil, which according to him, was scheduled for August 14.

“Funke came to my house at about 7.00 pm on August 14 and we later moved into the church behind the prayer ground. We started the prayer at about 12 midnight. Suddenly, there was downpour, followed by thunderstorm. So, we later moved into the church as the key was in my possession. We continued the prayer. At about 3.00 am, I hugged her and later I lost control of myself. One thing led to the other. That was how I had carnal knowledge of her,” he confessed.

He disclosed that after having sex with her, he encouraged and assured her that God would still provide job for her. “So, both of us left the church at about 5.00 am,” he said. The victim, who also spoke to Daily Sun narrated how the suspect had been praying for members of the family for years. According to her, that was what motivated her to request him to pray for her to secure a job. “He forced himself on me and had sex with me on the altar. He later begged me to forgive him, claiming it was the handiwork of the devil.

The following morning, I reported the matter at ‘F’ police Division in Tanke,” she said. A member of the church, Kunle Alade, who spoke to Daily Sun on the matter, described it as unfortunate. According to him, the suspect has dented the image of the church. He also wondered why he chose the altar for such an unholy act. He fumed: “This is a shameful act.”

Confirming the incident, the state Police Commissioner, Mr. Murkta said the suspect was arrested for forcefully having carnal knowledge of the victim. He disclosed that the victim was taken to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, where doctors confirmed that she was raped.


http://www.sunnewsonline.com/webpages/features/crimewatch/2010/sept/02/crimewatch-09-02-2010-001.htm

Pentecostal Pastor rapes 18 year old girl

A man of the cloth and head of Usher Institute in Plumtree, Anderson Chipiro, shall be missed by his flock for the next 16 years when he will be doing time in prison for raping an 18-year-old daughter of a colleague.
Regional magistrate Daniel Shonhiwa on Tuesday sentenced Chipiro (40) to 16 years.

Three years were suspended on condition the pastor behaved well while in prison.

The court established during trial that Chipiro intruded into the girl’s bedroom on November 24 2008 around midnight where he gagged her before wearing a condom and raping her.

The girl had been left in Chipiro’s custody when her father was transferred to head another school elsewhere.

Chipiro is said to have written several love letters to the girl who turned him down until the pastor decided to rape her.

The matter came to light when the girl’s father noticed that she looked depressed and he questioned her.

She then spilt the beans on Chipiro leading to the pastor’s arrest.

In aggravation, prosecutor Joyce Tapiwa Fusire submitted to the court that Chipiro breached the trust bestowed on him by the church and the girl’s father.

“Complainant regarded him as her father.

What is disturbing is that cases of sexual abuse involving religious leaders are on the increase.

Society is of the view that morality is the key to gospel in all religious circles.

“It becomes disheartening for pastors to be on the forefront of these cases of sexual abuse and in this case, he forgot to look after the Usher Institute flock.

It was least expected from you, being the school administrator and a pastor.

You exposed the girl to dangers of sexually transmitted diseases.

“If you wanted to quench your sexual desires you had your wife at your disposal or could have paid commercial sex workers.

But all the same, it would be morally wrong considering that you are a pastor and cannot associate with prostitutes.

You should have thought of the consequences when you raped the complainant,” Shonhiwa said before sending the pastor to jail.


http://www.africanaristocrat.com/?p=1718

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Who are the "dogs" and "pigs" referred to in Mathew 7:6?

This is thanks to thegrandverbaliser19. He came up with this verse when Sam Shamoun (runner of the hate site answering islam) called a Muslim debater a 'dog' (though he's said alot of things about muslims, must be some holy spirit defect). Here is the verse:

(NIV)

"Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.

Now obviously the sacred part means of Christian scriptures. Let's see another translation of this verse:

(New Living translation)

"Don't waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don't throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you.

So we clearly see that the 'unholy' people are non-christians and we're referred to as 'dogs' and then a metaphor later follows calling us 'pigs'

Here's some commentary by Barnes Notes on the Bible:

"Dogs" signify people who spurn, oppose, and abuse that doctrine; people of special sourness and malignity of temper, who meet it like growling and quarrelsome curs,

We Muslims only fit the "oppose" part. And according to the verse we are indeed 'dogs'.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Rabbi: It is "kosher" to sleep with the enemy

Kosher=Halaal (i.e PERMITTED or MANDATORY)

Well Judaism and Christianity are sister religions correct? Despite the fact they contradict the hell out of eachother? Well lets do a brief check. Christians claim Jesus is also the God of the Jewish people (God of the Old Testement) and Jews deny this, labeling him as a cult leader and so forth. They don't want to be associated with him in anyway. And Christians claim Jesus is the ONLY way. So apparently from Christians we're being told that the Jews don't even know who their own god is. Nonetheless, have a read at this:

JERUSALEM - Jewish law allows women to sleep with the enemy in order to get intelligence vital to Israel's security, a rabbi was quoted as saying in a local newspaper Monday.

The mass-selling Yediot Aharonot quoted an academic article by Ari Shvat, an expert in Jewish law, in which he said it was acceptable to have sex with "terrorists" in order to obtain information leading to their arrest.

His study, which only referred to female agents, appeared under the title "Illicit Sex for the Sake of National Security" in a journal published by a religious studies institute in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc near Jerusalem.


It invoked biblical stories in which women seduced enemy combatants in order to gain valuable information, adding that it was "best to entrust such missions to licentious women."

In cases where a woman must marry an enemy combatant in order to gain his trust, Shvat suggests first divorcing her real husband.

The advice appeared to be directed at Israel's Mossad spy agency, and is an exception to the traditional religious prohibition of deception and sex outside of marriage.


http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/World/Story/A1Story20101004-240579.html

Well no one can argue with this. I mean he's a Rabbi! A person who's a top level leader in the Jewish faith.

Christian attacks "insuting" painting of Jesus with crowbar

LOVELAND -- A Montana woman is now in custody suspected of using a crowbar to break a piece of Plexiglass and get at a controversial piece of artwork depicting Jesus at the Loveland Museum/Gallery today.

Loveland officials have identified the woman as Kathleen Folden, 56, of Kalispell, Mont.

She has been charged with criminal mischief, a Class 4 felony with fines ranging from $1,000-2,000.

Mark Michaels, who was inside of the Loveland Museum/Gallery, saw the woman looking at the artwork by California artist Enrique Chagoya.

The piece of artwork that has caused the controversy is called "The Misadventures of Romantic Cannibals." A part of the painting shows a man who appears to be Jesus Christ engaging in a sex act with a man. Many have called it "smut" and asked that it be removed.

Michaels, an art dealer, saw the break the glass. She grabbed the artwork, but he says he stopped her.

"We were just coming in and were standing at the door and I heard a large - like a thump, and somebody yelled, 'Oh no!' And I looked up and I saw a nail-puller-type crowbar slamming the Plexiglas case several times until she broke it. And I ran over there and by the time I got there she had reached in and grabbed the print and was ripping it up so I pulled her away from the print and put her in the corner," Michaels said, "and then the police came."

Michaels said the woman destroyed the lithograph.

Loveland police responded to the museum and the woman was taken into custody.

A spokesperson for the city of Loveland said the woman cut herself when she broke into the display.

Police originally got reports of gunfire at the museum, but the city believes it was noise from the banging of the crowbar against the glass to break it and no firearm was involved.

Michaels says the artwork is a lithograph, or print, which means it is not the original copy and is replaceable.

The artwork was the focus of a packed Loveland City Council meeting on Wednesday, where many people asked that it be removed from a publicly-funded gallery. Instead of removing the art, the council asked that a warning be posted in the museum to let people know about the content of the art.


http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20101006/UPDATES01/101006029/Woman-with-crowbar-bashes-display-of-controversial-Jesus-artwork-in-Loveland