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February 13, 2008

Another opportunity

Filed under: Religion — Tags: , , — wally @ 11:07 am

rabbit.jpgMany have referred to this nation as the land of opportunity, so in honor of that I’d like to thank the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) for posting another opportunity.

For those of you who tout that all religions are the same and all should be celebrated and included; you now have an opportunity to explain how the Islamic religion of this bunny, seen on a Palestine kids show, should be celebrated and included. Here’s a bit of the conversation between kindergarden age children and Assud the bunny:

Saraa Barhoum: “Of course, Assud. We will liberate Al-Aqsa from the filth of those Zionists.”

“I, Assud, Will Get Rid of the Jews, Allah Willing, and I Will Eat Them Up”

Saraa Barhoum [to girl in the audience]: “Is there anything you want to share with us?”

Girl: “Arnoub [‘Rabbit’]?”

Saraa Barhoum “His name is Assud [‘Lion’].”

Girl: “How come you are called Assud, even though you look like a rabbit?”

Assud: “Because a rabbit is not good. He’s a coward. But I, Assud, will get rid of the Jews, Allah willing, and I will eat them up, Allah willing, right?”

Saraa Barhoum: “Allah willing.”

I have to admit that I might be sheltered, because my boys never come home from Sunday school having learned about “the filth of Zionists.” nor the eating those who don’t share our faith. They continually come home with love, self-sacrifice, and compassion; lame stuff like that.

So, with the sentiment that all religions are the same and should be included, I wonder if someone can point me at all the local places of worship, here in Whatcom County, that are preaching the killer rabbit doctrine or at least an equivalent message? I’d like to include them…..in an email to the FBI!


  1. Here’s some America hating Conservative-Christians:

    Dodge City showdown at funeral
    By Ed Lavandera

    DODGE CITY, Kansas (CNN) — This past Saturday morning I found myself in a five-car caravan cutting across the Kansas plains with about 30 religious protesters. In the back of a truck, there were signs that read “Thank God for IED’s” and “Thank God for Dead Soldiers.”

    I was with the Phelps family. They’ve launched a disturbing campaign to tarnish the funerals of fallen soldiers.

    This is a painful drama playing out at dozens of military funerals across the country. The group is led by Fred Phelps.

    He and his family have picketed and heckled military families at more than 100 funerals since June. They say the soldiers are fighting for an army that represents a country that accepts homosexuality. (Watch how protesters targeted the funeral of a soldier killed in Iraq — 7:08)

    I have spent a great deal of time in the last few weeks tracking the movements of Fred Phelps and his family. Saturday, I followed him and his family from their home in Topeka, Kansas, to a funeral in Dodge City, Kansas.

    Fred Phelps is the pastor of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka. The congregation is made up mostly of his family. Phelps has 13 children, 54 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

    He describes himself as an “old-time” gospel preacher who says, “You can’t preach the Bible without preaching the hatred of God.”

    Phelps and his family have made a name for themselves by showing up at high-profile events preaching their hate-filled brand of Christianity. They blame homosexuals for the destruction of America.

    This past weekend’s target was Army Sgt. Jessie Davila.

    Davila was killed February 20 in Iraq by a suicide bomber. He served as a Marine after graduating from high school. He returned to civilian life, and had a daughter. But he was always a soldier at heart, so two years ago he joined the Army National Guard and was three months into an Iraqi deployment when he was killed. …

    That certainly sound like “at least an equivalent message” to your killer rabbit. You’ve proclaimed yourself to be a Conservatve Christian, just like Fred Phelps has, so you explain why the Conservative-Christian religion is so hate filled and treasonous.

    Since you’re part of this Conservative-Christian religious cult that sez “Thank God for IED’s” and “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” I think you should include your own name in an email to the FBI.

    Comment by CitizenSteve — February 13, 2008 @ 4:50 pm

  2. Over the years I have made many Muslin friends some of which have even tried with no success to convert me and my wife.

    The Muslin loonies (those that misread the Koran) are a small minority but what is sad is it is rare to hear the mainstream Muslin speak out about & against the loonies, I am not sure if that is partly out of fear or possibly tacit approval at least in some cases. What the Palestinian are doing with cartoon type figures to promote terrorism is despicable and should be exposed for what it is!

    As far as the Fred Phelps loonie goes, he’s a good example of how misreading the bible can make someone into an evil person also! And everyone should denounce his dispicable behavior just as strongly!


    Comment by AFY — February 13, 2008 @ 5:26 pm

  3. Yes, they do sound a bit equivalent. Do you think that we should celebrate and/or include either of them in our society? I don’t. That was part of my point. All religions are not the same.

    Valient attempt though, trying to equate the behavior of one hate filled man to the whole of conservative Christians; it won’t stick though as every Christian and Christian organization that I know of has denounced Fred’s message as inspired by hate rather than inspired by God. On the other hand there are still a significant number of mainstream Muslims who support the Quran inspired work of radical Islamic elements such as those who produce this TV show for kids.

    I am proud to say that I have never thanked God for either IED’s and dead soldiers. I am also proud to say I that I don’t know a single Christian, conservative or not, who has said those things. I am proud as heck to be a Christian.

    PS, the FBI already knows me, and Fred Phelps is a Democrat :)

    Comment by wally — February 13, 2008 @ 5:41 pm

  4. The Patriot Guard Riders keeps these nutcases away from soldiers funerals.
    It doesn’t matter whether why one is a protester, the PGR has been asked to make their presence felt at many soldiers’ funerals. Protestors seem to like confrontation with law enforcement, but for some unknown reason, they just don’t want to tangle with us gentlemen motorcycle enthusiasts.
    I don’t know why, as we’re such nice guys after all…and for some reason Phelps and his crowd usually give the PGR a wide berth. Go figure???

    Comment by Poindexter P. Parkenfarker — February 13, 2008 @ 7:05 pm

  5. Speaking as a Christian, the Phelps kind of loonies are easily explained away as just that. I think a bigger problem we as Christians have is how we have been tightly coupled with one political party and way of thinking. Because of this perception, I fear that we are almost to the point where the answer you get when asking a non-believer to church is “No thanks, I’m not Republican.”

    If we lost the ability to meet people where they are, we will have effectively shut off our ability to lead them to Christ.

    Comment by Bellinghammer — February 14, 2008 @ 7:27 am

  6. ‘hammer
    I certainly agree that we have almost reached that point. I think the division has been accelerated recently with a few major moral issues like abortion and homosexuality have been used as political devices. I also feel that people turning to the socialist ideals of progressive Democrats is a direct result of Christians not providing that social support that we have provided in the past. I’d love to hear ideas you might have on improving this situation. And if you want to put them together in writing, I’d consider posting them.

    Comment by wally — February 15, 2008 @ 5:57 am

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