Friday, March 30, 2007

Suicide bombing debate

Is it right or wrong from an Islamic point of view, and do we call the suicide bomber a Martyr or will he die as a sinner for killing himself?

Watch the video from MEMRI with Al-Quaradawy leading the pro-suicide bombings group.

The interesting thing is that both sides emphasise the strength of their arguments with verses from the Quran, each with his own interpretation.


Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Fatwa of the day

So this guy brings in a sheep to his house as a sacrifice for Eid Al-Adha, the ill-behaved sheep apparently hungry ate a part from a foreign newspaper that happened to be in the house.
So the question is, was the sheep still sacrificable and was it permitted to be consumed?

And the great sheikh answered, that it really depends on the paper the sheep ate from, if it contained nothing harming God or Islam then the sheep is to be consumed!!

Just something to light up your day.


Egypt adopts constitution changes

Surprise surprise, the results for the referendum on the constitutional changes are in with the government announcing a handsome 75.9% approving the move.
As usual and as expected turnout was very low and depends on whose side you wanna believe with the government claiming 27% of the registered voters and the opposition putting the figure at a maximum of 10%, all the opposition forces had called for boycotting the referendum as usual.

No news really everything went as planned with the state security people holding a firm grip on anyone trying even to speak outloud.
But I should note that as I recall this is the lowest approval rate for the people on anything they were asked to vote for at least for the near future, I mean results lower than 98% approval was unheard of, no I'm not claiming that the process was fair or anything it's just something I noticed.

Anyway, nothing really would change with these amendments except maybe for the MBs whom by the looks of things are the biggest losers as now the constitution clearly states on banning forming political parties based on religious beliefs and the aspect of banning independent candidates from running in parliamentarian elections, so it should be interesting to see how the MBs would react.
And of course to anyone who actually hoped for a real shake up of the political life in Egypt and that the president and the guys at NDP were willing to give away some of their powers and allow any party to become a respectful opposition and pose a threat to them, well ehhh we've seen the end of that.
As for the emergency state, it is bound to become permanent and would be a normal state!


Thursday, March 22, 2007

After the interview, a video clip

After the "How many Jews did Mama kill" interview with the 2 children of a Palestinian female suicide bomber, the guys at Hamas are not satisfied yet, so they produced a video clip!

In it the girl "Dhoha" is supposedly singing to her mother asking her about what she was carrying in her arms -the bomb- then after the explosion the girl actually sings to the bomb while vowing to walk in her mother's path!

Here's the Video clip.

The thing is as I recall this suicide bomber blew herself back in 2004, so why all the sudden interest from Hamas to exploit the matter now?
Running out of suicide bombers are we?


Wednesday, March 21, 2007


After iPod, iMac and iPhone we now have iRack.

Check it out.


Monday, March 19, 2007

Terrorist in the making!

I wouldn't be surprised if they actually stuffed this baby with explosives and blew her up.


Why Do Islamist Extremists Who Incite Against the West Insist on Living There?

Good question.


Sunday, March 18, 2007

Egypt MPs Walk out of Parliament

Today in protest of the new constitution amendments, the majority of them are MBs:

Over 100 mainly Islamist lawmakers walked out of Egypt's parliament on Sunday to protest government moves to push through constitutional laws that opponents fear will entrench the ruling party's grip on power

Well please go and do not come back.
I myself am against the way the Constitution is being amended but if that's what it takes to kick the MBs out of the parliament well so be it.


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

How many Jews did your Mama kill?

This is a clip of an interview with the 2 children of Palestinian suicide bomber Rim Al-Riyashi.

A word of warning this is really really sick.

Here is the clip from MEMRI, and the following are excerpts of the interview:

Interviewer: "Let's talk with the two children of the jihad-fighting martyrdom-seeker Rim Al-Riyashi, Dhoha and Muhammad. Dhoha, you love Mama, right? Where did Mama go?"

Dhoha: "To Paradise."

Interviewer: "What did Mama do?"

Dhoha: "She committed martyrdom."

Interviewer: "She killed Jews, right?"

Interviewer: "How many did she kill, Muhammad?"

Muhammad: "Huh?"

Interviewer: "How many Jews did Mama kill?"

Muhammad: "This many... "

Interviewer: "How many is that?"

Muhammad: "Five."

Interviewer: "Do you love Mama? Do you miss Mama?
"Where is Mama, Muhammad?"

Muhammad: "In Paradise."

I'm afraid from the way things are happening it won't be long till children in Palestinian schools will be fighting over whose mother killed the most Jews!


Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Google vs Viacom

Ouch......... This is bound to get ugly.


Monday, March 12, 2007

Still in Australia

Where Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilali A.K.A. the raw meat guy is starting a political party!

I'm suggesting "the unshackled covered meat party"


Drought and Climate change due to lack of Faith!

According to yet another Australian Muslim cleric:

Radical sheik Mohammed Omran told followers at his Brunswick mosque that out-of-control secular scientific values had caused environmental disaster.
"The fear of Allah is not there. So we have now a polluted earth, a polluted water, a wasteland," he told a meeting this year.

Again, what's wrong Aussies?


Karim's sentence upheld

Today the appeal court upheld the 4 year sentence for the Egyptian blogger Abdel Karim Suleiman:

An Egyptian appeals court on Monday upheld the four-year prison sentence given to an Egyptian blogger who criticized conservative Muslims and was convicted of insulting Islam and Egypt's president, court officials said

I'm not gonna comment on this, nothing to be said really, I'm just wondering why this guy is sentenced with such a rush?


Saturday, March 10, 2007

Mandatory Veil

Even for Christian girls, they have to wear the veil to be able to attend school. This is happening in an all girls Secondary school in upper Egypt.

The best part is when the principal was interviewed he confirmed it and said it was a non-discriminatory uniform, so no one can tell Muslim girls from Christian ones!!!


Friday, March 09, 2007

No change in the second article.

Of the Egyptian constitution, the one which states that Islam is the Religion of the State, Arabic is its official language, and the principal source of legislation is Islamic Jurisprudence (Sharia).

There were numerous enlightened voices along with the Christian minority calling for the removal or amendment of the 2nd article as it directly violates the rest of the constitution which states that people are equal with no regards to religious beliefs. And also it could pave the way for an Islamic like state.

But his Highness prince Gamal Mubarak assured us all yesterday and denied any such allegations.

Thank you sir, now I can sleep better.


Egypt angry over US Human rights report

They are calling it interfering in our internal affairs.

And since when was mass detentions, torture and the arrest and sending bloggers to jail is considered as human rights violation?

We call it here in Egypt retribution.


Iran seeking better realtions with Egypt.

After the KSA, Iran is turning its attention to Egypt for closer ties.

But Syria is not happy about all this, jealous are we?

Anyway, Egypt is a long shot for the Iranians a lot of hatred has been building for a lot of time, I mean they named a street in Tehran after the guy who assassinated president Sadat!


They were Palestinians!

Not Egyptian POWs, claims the maker of the documentary that caused the big controversy in Egypt last week.
But he insists that the mistake did not change the film's overall message!



Tuesday, March 06, 2007


From a book I just finished called "Angel's rest" by Charles Davis.
It's a conversation between an 83 year old black man, and an 11 year old white boy, who somehow became best friends:

"-Easiest thing in the world to do is hate, it don't take no effort at all you see cause you don't have to work to not care about nothing, hating is a lazy feeling, dark feeling. A person never has to look for into his own heart when they hate you see, it's a dangerous feeling too. We all give harbor to it, but it ain't much good in it.
-Is hating always bad?
-I'd have to give a good think on that.
-But it usually is?
-Well what we're speaking of is a sort of general hate, where some people just hate or mistreat a bunch of other folks, folks they don't even know much about to figure if they should hate them or not, that kinda hating don't do nobody no good, just breeds more hating.
See hate is a fire that won't go out in some white folks and some black folks, get a little wind and gasoline on it and you got trouble.
I reckon the worst thing for some folks around here is they never get out of these hills to see how other folks live and what they're like. It's too far for them to travel from where they live inside you see. This mountain and their place on it is the whole world to them, when the town ain't nothing but a dang spill on the map.
Like the folks around here are all faithful praying Christians, now there ain't a thing wrong with that, no sir I pray quit a bit myself, not gonna say who I pray to cause that's my own business.
But so many of them will tell you that theirs is the only true way of knowing our maker. If you don't believe what they believe in and do what they do, then they're out to get against you quick, when the truth is the only reason they believe what they do in the first place it's because that what they were raised on, they don't hear or think another different till they get some age on them, and then they don't wanna listen to none of that because they've been told if a man believes in other than what they already believe, then that man is wrong, they think it's the dang devil talking to him you see. But it ain't child, it's their heart and head they're talking. Some of them will go so far to say that other man is a real bad man for believing in something different, a sinner and not the kind going off to heaven someday like them of course.
Now the truth is, if those same folks were born somewhere else they'd be taught some other religion and they be shaking their fists the same way they do now, but then they'll be saying that other religion is the one true religion, and if you don't believe in it you're wrong.
I'm just trying to show you how these folks I'm speaking about stay thinking the same old things about lots of things like they were taught to think as youngest just like their parents were taught as youngest. It makes them feel safe in it you see, it makes them sleep good nights like they did as children. The world makes some sense to them when they wake and it keeps little money in their pockets and the peace the way they like it. But when you got too many folks in charge of one small place all thinking alike, it ain't a good thing. They so have to go against somebody who don't think or live or look like they do.
Do you think a God up there in the heavens would judge a fellow by what color his skin is child?"

Great book by the way.


Sunday, March 04, 2007

Egyptian MPs blasts Israel yet again

This time words like "infidel" and believe it or not "Dog!!" were used to describe the Israeli ambassador to Egypt.

It all started with a documentary aired on the Israeli Channel one called Ruah Shaked (The Spirit of Shaked), in which claimed that the current Israeli infrastructures minister Ben-Eliezer's unit killed 250 unarmed Egyptian prisoners of war in the Sinai desert after the fighting had stopped in the 1967 six day war.

And now Egypt demanded Israel to probe the matter, but that didn't satisfy our dear parliamentarians, they are always eager to perform, and they especially love it when the story is related to Israel or Religion, so the stage was set, the usual words like wage war with Israel and cutting diplomatic ties were said, and everybody went home happy!


I love Gadhafi

Libya is boycotting the next Arab league summit due to be held in Riyadh (if it ever took place), and the reason for that, is that it was declared that this summit should take place in Sharm Elsheikh, and now they are telling him to go to Riyadh!

You have to see the irony in this, I mean Sharm Elsheikh is a glittering sea resort with lots of beaches and hot chicks wearing practically nothing and, Riyadh....ehhh..........

Colonel Gadhafi was probably bracing himself for a good time, and they took it away from him. I feel for the guy.


Friday, March 02, 2007

The Burka band

Check it out.


Divorce by SMS

Is legit, so says the grand Mufti in UAE.

"U R divorced *3"

Can it get easier than this?


Thursday, March 01, 2007

I don't want to do this.

I have no idea what is going on but I will answer them anyway.
SECTION 1 - Last 1s?

1. last beverage? Manzana Verdi
2. last phone call? Customer
3. last instant message? Cousin
4. last CD played? CD, do people still use this
5. last time you cried? last night.
6. last text message? some one special.

Section 2 - 6 Have You Evers:

1. dated someone twice? No
2. been cheated on? No
3. kissed someone & regretted it? No.
4. lost someone special? Many
5. been depressed? Define derpressed
6. been drunk and threw up? Almost drunk but no threw up.

Section 3 - List 3 Favourite Colors
1. Blue 2. Green 3. Red

Section 4 - This month have you

1. Made a new friend? Almost everyday but what is friend.
2. Fallen out of love? I want to get into first.
3. Laughed until you cried? This is usually how it ends.
4. Met someone who changed your life? Everyone I meet changes my life in a way.
5. Found out who your true friends were? Were
6. Is there something you want to tell someone? Please think.
7. Would you kiss anyone on your top friends? HA.
8. How many people on your top friends do you know in real life? On line ones counted
9. How many kids do you want to have? Do I have to get married first.
10. Do you have any pets? Not real one though
11. Do you wanna change your name? Yes.
12. What did you do for your last birthday? Bought chocolate while in Paris airport.
13. What time did you wake up today? 7:45 am
14.What were you doing at midnight last night? Watching Videocast
15. Name something you CANNOT wait for? Peace in me.
16. Last time you saw your father? I have been seeing him in my subconscious for the last 4 years.
17. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life? If I even change that one, there will be another one.
18.What are you listening to right now? A talk show that shows the democracy at its best in a civilized country.
19. Have you ever talked to Tom? Jerry always answered the phone.
21. Have you ever talked about someone behind their back? Would email and IM be considered behind a back talk (Walter, you hardly do that!!!!)
22. What’s the last piece of clothing you borrowed from anyone? No comment
23. Who’s getting on your nerves right now? this long list of questions.
24. Most visited webpage? Google Reader.
25. Coke or Pepsi? Many years since I tried either of them.
26. Have you kissed or been kissed by anyone in the past week? Nope :-(
27. Mac or PC? Linux



Memz tagged us to answer a bunch of random questions, there it goes:

SECTION 1 - Last 1s?

1. last beverage? Bacardi Rum
2. last phone call? Client
3. last instant message? statler
4. last CD played? The Mastery of love audio book
5. last time you cried? Me cry? never.
6. last text message? Vodafone.

Section 2 - 6 Have You Evers:

1. dated someone twice? No
2. been cheated on? Not that I know of
3. kissed someone & regretted it? I did
4. lost someone special? Yes
5. been depressed? Yes sir
6. been drunk and threw up? Drunk a lot, threw up never.

Section 3 - List 3 Favourite Colors

1. Black
2. Red
3. White

Section 4 - This month have you

1. Made a new friend? Depends on how you define friend.
2. Fallen out of love? Nope
3. Laughed until you cried? Wish I have
4. Met someone who changed your life? Not really
5. Found out who your true friends were? I know this for a while now
6. Is there something you want to tell someone? Sure, who do you think you are to judge me.
7. Would you kiss anyone on your top friends? If I get a chance.
8. How many people on your top friends do you know in real life? All of them
9. How many kids do you want to have? 2
10. Do you have any pets? No, and ain't planning.
11. Do you wanna change your name? I thought about it.
12. What did you do for your last birthday? Worked, got drunk, had sex.
13. What time did you wake up today? 9:00 am
14.What were you doing at midnight last night? Watching TV
15. Name something you CANNOT wait for? Take my next trip.
16. Last time you saw your father? Some 11 years ago
17. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life? Have the freedom to travel more.
18.What are you listening to right now? Clicking sound of my keyboard.
19. Have you ever talked to Tom? Who the fuck is Tom?
21. Have you ever talked about someone behind their back? Sure did.
22. What’s the last piece of clothing you borrowed from anyone? I don't borrow no cloth, no one to match my size!
23. Who’s getting on your nerves right now? Life.
24. Most visited webpage? Google reader.
25. Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi man.
26. Have you kissed or been kissed by anyone in the past week? Of course.
27. Mac or PC? Mac I guess.

Your turn Statler, but I ain't tagging nobody.