Thursday, October 28, 2010

know what the fuck you`re talking about before you say something........

Judson Phillips, founder of the Tea Party Nation, suggested this weekend that Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) be voted out of Congress for being too liberal and too radical--and because, Phillips said, he's a Muslim who supports terrorists.
And Phillips says he's not about to apologize for that last incendiary charge.
The controversy began when Phillips wrote the following message to supporters (it's unedited and contains several mistakes, including the claim that Ellison is the only Muslim in Congress; Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana is also Muslim):

Ellison is one of the most radical members of congress. He has a ZERO rating from the American Conservative Union. He is the only Muslim member of congress. He supports the Counsel for American Islamic Relations, HAMAS and has helped congress send millions of tax dollars to terrorists in Gaza.
Phillips sent a follow-up email to supporters this week reiterating his belief that Muslims deserve voters' scrutiny but also suggesting that the liberal media misinterpreted the intent of his original comments. He later added: "I am not going to apologize because I'm bothered by a religion that says kill the infidel, especially when I am the infidel. ... I learned everything I needed to know about tolerance on September 11th."

Critics accuse the conservative tea party movement of fostering racism, discrimination and intolerance. Tea party members insist that the movement abhors intolerance and bigotry.

Let me give you a little education where the term infidel came didn`t start with the Muslims...... It was first used by Christians...... infidel isn`t even a arabic word, it is an english term......

Infidel is an ecclesiastical term in Christianity around which the Church developed a body of theology that deals with the concept of infidelity; which makes a clear differentiation between those who were baptized and followed the teachings of the Church vs. those who are outside the faith.[4] The term infidel was used by Christians to describe non-Christians or those perceived as the enemies of Christianity, especially Muslims. The usage of the term for non-Christian monotheists distinguishes the term from heathen or pagan.

The Arabic word kafir (literally the one who "covers", usually translated as "disbeliever") is the Muslim term commonly translated into English as infidel. In the Islamic doctrinal sense, the term refers to a person who does not recognize the one God (Allah) - atheists and polytheists - and not to religions such as Christianity, Judaism - who are seen as "People of the Book (Ahl-e-kitab)". Kafir, like infidel, has also come to be regarded as offensive, thus Muslim scholars discourage its use due to the Quran's command to use kind words. It is even a punishable offense to use this term against a Jew or a Christian, under Islamic law. Muslims today however do tend to use the term indiscriminately in reference to all non-Muslims.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is there really such a thing as the "Liberal Media"? If it truly exists, I've never seen it.

If you get the chance to talk to a Tea Party member, try it out and marvel at their complete lack of knowledge about almost everything except looney conspiracy theories. When they tell you Obama is a socialist, ask them to be specific but be ready to laugh at the answer. The answers are fuckin mindblowing.

God, help us all...seriously.