I stand with France.


Freedom of Speech should not incite violence. And Muslims living in countries with such freedoms should not support violence, should stand by the rights of all to have freedom of speech. It is sad that many do not think this way. And if you are wondering,
25% of 1.6 billion is 400 million.  And still they manage to hide within muslim communities. I understand the need to protect yourself, but wrong is wrong and if you cannot stand up and call the police about terrorist in your own community then you did nothing to prevent it.
Yes Muslims should be vocal against this violence and condemn the priest and leaders who promote this violence.
Islam is not a culture and it is not a race, it is a religion, a belief and to criticize it is a basic right of any human being on Earth. No one, not a single person should fear violence for speaking their mind. Now if only Muslims could get this into their communities then we would have a place to start from.

Muslim Opinion Polls

A “Tiny Minority of Extremists”?

“Strive hard against the unbelievers and the hypocrites and be
unyielding to them; and their abode is hell, and evil is their destination.”
Quran 9:73

Have you heard that Islam is a peaceful religion because most Muslims live peacefully and only a “tiny minority of extremists” practice violence?  That’s like saying that White supremacy must be perfectly fine since only a tiny minority of racists hurt anyone.  Neither does it explain why religious violence is largely endemic to Islam, despite the tremendous persecution of religious minorities in Muslim countries.

In truth, even a tiny minority of “1%” of Muslims worldwide translates to 15 million believers – which is hardly an insignificant number.  However, the “minority” of Muslims who approve of terrorists, their goals, or their means of achieving them is much greater than this.  In fact, it isn’t even a true minority in some cases, depending on how goals and targets are defined.

The following polls convey what Muslims say are their attitudes toward terrorism, al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, the 9/11 attacks, violence in defense of Islam, Sharia, honor killings, and matters concerning assimilation in Western society.  The results are all the more astonishing because most of the polls were conducted by organizations with an obvious interest in “discovering” agreeable statistics that downplay any cause for concern.

(These have been compiled over the years, so not all links remain active.  We will continue adding  to this).

Terrorism

ICM Poll: 20% of British Muslims sympathize with 7/7 bombers
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1510866/Poll-reveals-40pc-of-Muslims-want-sharia-law-in-UK.html

NOP Research: 1 in 4 British Muslims say 7/7 bombings were justified
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/14/opinion/main1893879.shtml&date=2011-04-06
http://www.webcitation.org/5xkMGAEvY

People-Press: 31% of Turks support suicide attacks against Westerners in Iraq.
http://people-press.org/report/206/a-year-after-iraq-war

YNet: One third of Palestinians (32%) supported the slaughter of a Jewish family, including the children:
http://pajamasmedia.com/tatler/2011/04/06/32-of-palestinians-support-infanticide/
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4053251,00.html

World Public Opinion: 61% of Egyptians approve of attacks on Americans
32% of Indonesians approve of attacks on Americans
41% of Pakistanis approve of attacks on Americans
38% of Moroccans approve of attacks on Americans
83% of Palestinians approve of some or most groups that attack Americans (only 14% oppose)
62% of Jordanians approve of some or most groups that attack Americans (21% oppose)
42% of Turks approve of some or most groups that attack Americans (45% oppose)
A minority of Muslims disagreed entirely with terror attacks on Americans:
(Egypt 34%; Indonesia 45%; Pakistan 33%)
About half of those opposed to attacking Americans were sympathetic with al-Qaeda’s attitude toward the U.S.
http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/pdf/feb09/STARTII_Feb09_rpt.pdf

Pew Research (2010): 55% of Jordanians have a positive view of Hezbollah
30% of Egyptians have a positive view of Hezbollah
45% of Nigerian Muslims have a positive view of Hezbollah (26% negative)
43% of Indonesians have a positive view of Hezbollah (30% negative)

Muslim Publics Divided on Hamas and Hezbollah

Pew Research (2010): 60% of Jordanians have a positive view of Hamas (34% negative).
49% of Egyptians have a positive view of Hamas (48% negative)
49% of Nigerian Muslims have a positive view of Hamas (25% negative)
39% of Indonesians have a positive view of Hamas (33% negative)

Muslim Publics Divided on Hamas and Hezbollah

Pew Research (2010): 15% of Indonesians believe suicide bombings are often or sometimes justified.
34% of Nigerian Muslims believe suicide bombings are often or sometimes justified.

Muslim Publics Divided on Hamas and Hezbollah

16% of young Muslims in Belgium state terrorism is “acceptable”.
http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/1275/Islam/article/detail/1619036/2013/04/22/Zestien-procent-moslimjongens-vindt-terrorisme-aanvaardbaar.dhtml

Populus Poll (2006): 12% of young Muslims in Britain (and 12% overall) believe that suicide attacks against civilians in Britain can be justified.  1 in 4 support suicide attacks against British troops.
http://www.populuslimited.com/pdf/2006_02_07_times.pdf
http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist

Pew Research (2007): 26% of younger Muslims in America believe suicide bombings are justified.
35% of young Muslims in Britain believe suicide bombings are justified (24% overall).
42% of young Muslims in France believe suicide bombings are justified (35% overall).
22% of young Muslims in Germany believe suicide bombings are justified.(13% overall).
29% of young Muslims in Spain believe suicide bombings are justified.(25% overall).
http://pewresearch.org/assets/pdf/muslim-americans.pdf#page=60

Pew Research (2011): 8% of Muslims in America believe suicide bombings are often or sometimes justified (81% never).
28% of Egyptian Muslims believe suicide bombings are often or sometimes justified (38% never).

Muslim Americans: No Signs of Growth in Alienation or Support for Extremism

Pew Research (2007): Muslim-Americans who identify more strongly with their religion are three times more likely to feel that suicide bombings are justified
http://pewresearch.org/assets/pdf/muslim-americans.pdf#page=60

ICM: 5% of Muslims in Britain tell pollsters they would not report a planned Islamic terror attack to authorities.
27% do not support the deportation of Islamic extremists preaching violence and hate.
http://www.scotsman.com/?id=1956912005
http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist.html

Federation of Student Islamic Societies: About 1 in 5 Muslim students in Britain (18%) would not report a fellow Muslim planning a terror attack.
http://www.fosis.org.uk/sac/FullReport.pdf
http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist

ICM Poll: 25% of British Muslims disagree that a Muslim has an obligation to report terrorists to police.
http://www.icmresearch.co.uk/reviews/2004/Guardian%20Muslims%20Poll%20Nov%2004/Guardian%20Muslims%20Nov04.asp
http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist

Populus Poll (2006): 16% of British Muslims believe suicide attacks against Israelis are justified.
37% believe Jews in Britain are a “legitimate target”.
http://www.populuslimited.com/pdf/2006_02_07_times.pdf
http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/07/more-survey-research-from-a-british-islamist

Pew Research (2013): At least 1 in 4 Muslims do not reject violence against civilians (study did not distinguish between those who believe it is partially justified and never justified).
http://www.pewforum.org/uploadedFiles/Topics/Religious_Affiliation/Muslim/worlds-muslims-religion-politics-society-full-report.pdf

Pew Research (2013): 15% of Muslims in Turkey support suicide bombings (also 11% in Kosovo, 26% in Malaysia and 26% in Bangladesh).
http://www.pewforum.org/uploadedFiles/Topics/Religious_Affiliation/Muslim/worlds-muslims-religion-politics-society-full-report.pdf

PCPO (2014): 89% of Palestinians support Hamas and other terrorists firing rockets at Israeli civilians.
http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/08/poll-89-of-palestinians-support-jihad-terror-attacks-on-israely

Pew Research (2013): Only 57% of Muslims worldwide disapprove of al-Qaeda. Only 51% disapprove of the Taliban.  13% support both groups and 1 in 4 refuse to say.

Muslim Publics Share Concerns about Extremist Groups

BBC Radio (2015): 45% of British Muslims agree that clerics preaching violence against the West represent “mainstream Islam”.
http://comres.co.uk/polls/bbc-radio-4-today-muslim-poll/

Palestinian Center for Political Research (2015): 74% of Palestinians support Hamas terror attacks.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/193395

Pew Research (2014): 47% of Bangladeshi Muslims says suicide bombings and violence are justified to “defend Islam”.  1 in 4 believed the same in Tanzania and Egypt.  1 in 5 Muslims in the ‘moderate’ countries of Turkey and Malaysia.

Concerns about Islamic Extremism on the Rise in Middle East

The Polling Company CSP Poll (2015): 19% of Muslim-Americans say that violence is justified in order to make Sharia the law in the United States (66% disagree).
http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/150612-CSP-Polling-Company-Nationwide-Online-Survey-of-Muslims-Topline-Poll-Data.pdf

The Polling Company CSP Poll (2015): 25% of Muslim-Americans say that violence against Americans in the United States is justified as part of the “global Jihad (64% disagree).
http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/150612-CSP-Polling-Company-Nationwide-Online-Survey-of-Muslims-Topline-Poll-Data.pdf

See also: http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Muslim_Statistics_(Terrorism) for further statistics on Islamic terror.

Inspired By OM


I see you there talking

you speak loud so all can hear

yet when it is my turn to speak

you quietly disappear

how dare you ignore me

how dare you shun me

how dare you use the words I write

you do this all in spite

in spite of the friendship that could be built

bury that knife of neglect to the hilt

my heart can take it

but soon enough another will read me, will share me

soon enough another will give me wind and you will see

that while you passed me over and did not share me

I was still able to be free

And at that time I will leave you

I tell you know so you will know

It was not for what I did not read but what you did not show

What it takes


In an attempt to not be the spam blogger but also find a balance with what I share the line has become very clear. So here I am sharing with you what it takes to get a rise out of me. What you need to have in order for me to like something, reblog something, comment on something.

Liking something.
I find it fun to like things. Even things that I know bother me but the fact that someone put it up and caused my brain to think about it, no matter how much I hate it or love it. I will like it. Posts that make me think are fun to run into. But that is as far as I will go. I will like it because it made me think.

Commenting on something

I comment on things when I feel strongly about the topic. When I want to bring attention to something or when I feel that there has been a violation. It does not matter to me that I may offend, insult, or basically make someone cry. I could care less. I am commenting my opinion and my thoughts from the research that I have done throughout my life. I do not apologize for what anyone else thinks about the words that I type. I work with words daily, in my writing, in my teaching, in my life. Which is why looking back through my posts I tell people to read, reread, and then read again to what I stated, as to often than not the misunderstanding is that the individual did not read or did not comprehend my words.  But back to the topic at hand. I comment on things that draw me in. And no, it does not have to be words. Pictures, video, heck even a good title has gotten me to read it and make a comment.

Reblogging

I reblog friends that talk to me. That means if we interact with comments the more that I will reblog you. I do not reblog everything as there would be not much time for my own posts to get noticed. I do reblog others more than some but this is due to the fact that some people post more blogs and make a larger signal. But still there must be that line of communication for me to reblog. If we have talked if we have even crossed paths on a post somewhere and started to follow the chances are I will reblog your stuff. Talking helps folks.

Do I expect you to reblog me. I would like it, to that extent I will not lie. But no it is not an expectation. Still the more I reblog someone I do hope they take notice of it and decide that some of my works deserve the notice to be reblogged, commented on and liked. On an interesting topic, my words are mine and if I insult you, treat you like crap, or all in all tell you to fuck off, it is not the responsibility of the post hoster, if I am doing a guest post, or mine. Should you know me then you would understand that I do not insult, treat people like crap, or tell people to fuck off unless they deserve it. And nothing is more deserving than talking BS, trying to tell me or anyone else to change the way they behave because it offends your sensibilities.
When it comes to comments on faith, spirituality, religious matters, I default to my atheistic position. Bring me proof, verifiable, falsifiable, and testable by anyone, anywhere in the world.

When it comes to science, medicine, engineering, theoretical or not, bring me recent published papers from peer reviewed magazines.

If it is just a discussion you want then that is fine. And the final note, just because I do not agree with you is not the reason that I may insult you. Agreement or disagreement on a topic is not enough. So think clearly and post clearly. It is the only way we can keep blogs from degrading to the twitter world where everyone just starts spamming and following for the simple fact of getting more views.

Getting followers is nice but if you have 10000 followers but only 10 views per day, then there is something wrong.

By, Jin OkuboBookCoverImage

Author of Love

Schedule Tweets


Hey all tell me what you think about the whole scheduled tweets like tweetdeck?
Do you think promoting through social sites like tweeter garner you more views or even sales?

As an Indie Author I am always thinking about what would get my name out more and would love to hear what you all think?

How far should the government intrude on women civil rights.


There are many people who would put the rights of a religion in front of the rights of other people. There are even many an American who will put religion in the face of other’s civil liberties. We see this clearly in the way that gay and lesbian couples are denied marriage rights. We see this again on how we view people from other religions when we talk about being religious.

Though where do you stand when people ask you about the rights of women. Most would say that they are not into oppression of women but follow it up with the government should have no say in a persons religious affiliation. People argue back and forth about religion in schools those for it are for prayer in school as long as it is the faith they are following. Those against it get demonized in order to make the point that these people are anti-American. As if having religious affiliation being a requirement to American status. Though if it was passed as a bill there is pretty much a guarantee that it would pass into law. Considering the common action by politicians to stand in support of religious doctrine rather than oppose it.

This is mostly due to the fact that a politician can not turn up the chance to please the voting population and most would adhere to one religion or another. Though our opinions on religion tend to differ there is the main point that all tend to stand for. We all believe in the rights of the individual in one sense or another. There were the civil rights fighters of the 50’s and 60’s. Though it is much clearer to stand for the rights of an oppressed people that we can see it is less likely that we would stand for the same rights of a people we do not see or can not readily accept.

This is due to the fact that most would put faith in their own religious leader as following the tenements of love and peace that their religion so often preaches. Though they would also follow behind the easy scapegoat that they are merely adhering to the law of god.

Well this does not sit well with me as it should not sit well with you. Where in the Constitution does it state that there is freedom for some? There are the people out there that can barely read and still they stand by the side of freedom for some and rights for those like me.

Though there are many things wrong with religion currently we have seen the worse part of it showing up in the USA. For a country that prides itself on freedoms becoming like Iran is a dam shame and I think we are still in the time where we can move to stop it. This can be seen with the national health plan and more over this can be seen with women being allowed the medical care they are in need of or they prefer regardless of religion.

Yet here again the religious leaders are standing up and saying NO.

Religious leaders are standing up and saying that they will not treat women equally. Which is all and good when you are talking about people’s right to believe anything they want. The point that churches and religious organizations want you to forget about is the fact that they are no longer a church or religious organization when they start to be a business that employs people of all faiths and backgrounds. A business needs to follow the rules set by law on what a business organization can provide and what it must under law allow all of its employees to have. I am pretty sure that the same Christians and Catholics leading the charge would be shouting religious freedom if it was an Islamic person suing them for the right to pray at work. Since in Islam you are required to pray throughout the day. Yet they tend to leave out facts that will cloud the thinking of the people with truth.

1. Women have rights as American citizens.

2. No employer has the right to deny American citizens equal rights that others must provide.

3. No matter what your religious affiliation you can not deny people the right to health care because it goes against your wishes when they do not follow your faith.

4. When you start making money as a business and have employees hired and take the status of a business then you must abide by the law of the land.

Religions tend to hold dear to the fact that they can thumb their noses at the law and cry religious freedom when people try to get them to follow the laws that we must all follow. But where is their moral high ground when they deny the rights of women. Where in their eyes people who are not of their faith are seen as second class humans. More importantly where do we draw the line? Must we wait until each of us is forced to perform religious ceremonies that are not of our faith as a Jewish group is trying to force a politician in the east coast. Must we allow people like Rush Limbaugh to poison the airwaves with hate speech in the name of religion. Yes I know that Rush is a shock jock. He makes money by getting people to listen to what outrageous claim he tends to make. And for the most part I find him laughable and tune in to his show to get a chuckle here and again. But to here how he talks of women who want health care coverage for contraception is beneath the lowest bigot. Yet he is allowed on the air because he stands with the religious groups who want to keep oppressing women. He is allow to call women of all faiths who use contraception whores and how he calls for them to be forced to make porn to allow us to get our money back for supplying them what normal business who are not religiously affiliated provide naturally.

Yet I expect this kind of hatred to come from religious organizations. I have seen it all my life and finally broke and had to speak about it.

I am Omar Pina Pena

I am Bisexual

I am for the rights of every individual.

I am for the stopping of religious hatred towards everyday people.

I do hope that you stand with me in saying enough is enough.

I would not treat my own mother this shamefully so why should I allow other women

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