On Iran And Islam
By AMIL IMANI
January 28, 2019 - San Francisco - CA - PipeLineNews.org - Since the invasion of the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, many Iranians found themselves in a state of bewilderment as to what real Islam is. The suffocating rule of Islam casts its death-bearing pall over Iranians. A proud people with an enviable heritage has been systematically purged of its sense of identity. The so-called Islam they knew and cherished vanished overnight, and confusion and uncertainty prevailed.
It should be noted that Islam itself is a fantasy birthed by Muhammad's own delusion. Some Iranians are still nostalgic about the version of Islam they kept close to their hearts during the reign of the shah of Iran - a completely fictional Islam!
The shock wave of the real Islam on the faithful individuals was so massive in Iran that they came up with another justification that real Islam is not what the mullahs teach and practice. They went even farther - as far as to call the highest Shiite religious authorities, frauds. If only Iranians could read Arabic, the outcome would have been entirely different. Most Iranians have never read the Quran.
Understandably, after 40 years of suffering under the brutal regime of the mullahs, Iranians have become completely fed up with that Islam and all its rituals, and they wish to divorce themselves from it. In fact, many already have, but for the fear of being called murtad and subject to death, they don't come forward and announce it. The events in history have hardened present-day Iranians. They have become pretenders.[Read More]
W. AUGUST MAYER
January 23, 2019 - San Francisco - CA - PipeLineNews.org – Since this writer refuses to keep up with the silly practice of assigning names to various generations of Americans, I was, until recently entirely unaware that the current crop of whining man-children had been labeled, Generation “Z.”
Though too uninterested in investigating what this assignation supposedly means, the mental picture invoked by an entire generation of omega “Z” pansy Eloi citizens is too rich to avoid some commentary.
First we must remember that these kind of short-hand characterizations probably don't apply to the majority; nontheless there appear to be more than enough of this type to do considerable damage to traditionally elemental Western concepts such as freedom of speech and one would have to pretty dull tool not to have noted the malignant outbreak of intolerance over the last decade that seeks to silence anyone whose political, ideological or religious attachment is not of the state approved variety.
This author addressed the movement in great detail in his critically acclaimed work, Islamic Jihad, Cultural Marxism and the Transformation of the West, but it bears revisiting.
“Finally we wish to devote a few lines to an idea advanced by a critically important [though largely unremembered] Marxist, a German by the name of Herbert Marcuse who greatly influenced other socialist intellectuals such as Max Horkheimer in jointly developing the idea of “critical theory” as part of the “Frankfurt School,” technically, Goethe University’s Institute for Social Research. True to Gramsci’s modification of Marxist-Leninism, the Frankfurt School has had a devastating impact within the walls of academia.
In one of three essays published as a short book, A Critique of Pure Tolerance , Marcuse authored the concluding chapter entitled, Repressive Tolerance. Though the preceding chapters argued to re-define the notion of tolerance, perhaps the cornerstone of Western Civilization, it was Marcuse who ably advanced the closing argument attempting to solidify the idea:
“However, this tolerance cannot be indiscriminate and equal with respect to the contents of expression, neither in word nor in deed; it cannot protect false words and wrong deeds which demonstrate they contradict and counteract the possibilities of liberation…” [source, Herbert Marcuse, A Critique of Pure Tolerance: Repressive Tolerance, p. 88]
The Orwellian nature of Marcuse’s twisting of a very basic and accepted term to the advantage of his belief system should be apparent. We also hope that the reader does not overlook the striking similarity between the left’s definition of “tolerance,” which is used to promote the Marxist revolutionary agenda, as being identical in practice to the Islamic concept of “defending Allah's religion” through eternal preemptive warfare directed against all that stands in its way.”
Marxist justifications for smashing critical opinions aside, there is an aspect of the new-age Children’s Crusade that seems to have escaped much scrutiny and that is their attitude towards what have been Western values at least since the Reformation [though of course many of these ideas can be traced back to antiquity] and it is extraordinarily troubling.[Read More]
Jihadist Psychopath, The PipeLineNews Review
Jihadist Psychopath, How He Is Charming, Seducing And Devouring Us
Post Hill Press
As Reviewed by CHERYL GATESWORTH
January 14, 2019 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org – We are quite fortunate to be able to offer our readers with both a review of Dr. Jaime Glazov’s newest book, Jihadist Psychopath, as well as an interview with the author in this edition.
Dr. Glazov holds a PhD in history, earned in York University in Canada. He was born in the former Soviet Union to active dissident parents, and emigrated to Canada as a child with his family. Their love of freedom was passed to him; unsurprisingly, he sees Islam for the totalitarian system that it is and has been since its founding. He views world events through the lens of one who passionately cherishes liberty.
Mr. Glazov is the managing editor of Frontpage Magazine, an on-line publication founded by David Horowitz and also produces a web TV show titled, "The Glazov Gang."
Mr. Glazov is the author of numerous books including, "United in Hate: The Left's Romance with Tyranny and Terror.” He dedicates the present to his father for what he passed on to him.
We too, should be grateful to his parents.
When I was a little girl my father used to tell me a joke. It seems that a man went to the twentieth story of an office building. He jumped out a window, and, when he passed the tenth floor, he yelled to the crowd below: "So far, so good.”
It was only when I grew older that I realized it was not a joke but a cautionary tale.[Read More]
Dr. Jaime Glazov, The PipeLineNews Interview
By CHERYL GATESWORTH
January 14, 2019 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Jaime Glazov, author of numerous non-fiction books dealing with various aspects of national security, sits down with us today.
Q. You are familiar with the current state of Western European nations that are under Muslim siege. There have been movements in each nation to push that back. Do you think Sweden has gone beyond the tipping point?
A. That’s a good question, in terms of tipping point or not, but they’re definitely in a lot of trouble. Sweden as we know it is falling. We know, for instance, the statistics of rape have skyrocketed due to the immigration of people who believe in Shari’a.
Q. The chief of police in Sweden has warned women not to go outside unaccompanied, and to dress modestly when they do.
A. Absolutely, and this is how the left operates. Instead of looking honestly at the perpetrators, and the ideology of the perpetrators, it’s incredible how the left surrenders its own principles. Even leftist feminists should be saying, “Rape is wrong, and it’s not the responsibility of the woman in terms of how she looks.” And, “It’s wrong what the Qur’an teaches, in terms of sex slavery, and not wearing the hijab.” Instead, with the left in control, they’re telling the women it’s their fault. It’s crazy, but it’s typical when the left is in control. Complete hypocrisy.[Read More]
Stocks Soar On Fed Chair’s Bullish Interest Statement
By VILLEM MAHERSTEIN
January 4, 2019 - San Francisco - CA - PipeLineNews.org - Fed Chair Powell was the bearer of good news on Friday, announcing he was taking a less invasive approach to an economy that is already the stuff of record books.
The job report [+330,000] indicated that the President’s efforts to de-regulate the economy he inherited has paid off in grand fashion.
Not only was the total number of new jobs created positive news but more important, the size of the labor force has begun to increase, drawing people into active participation in the economy when previously they had been on the sidelines.
During a panel discussion held in DC at the American Economic Association, Fed Chair Powell said that the economy has“good momentum” and that he is revising his tight money policy and with be “patient” as far as interest rate hikes are concerned.
Extending his remarks, Powell said, “with the muted inflation readings that we’ve seen coming in, we will be patient as we watch to see how the economy evolves…We’re always prepared to shift the stance of policy and to shift it significantly if necessary.”
Powell’s statement combined with the continued expansion and today’s impressive metrics lit a fire under Wall Street where the bellweather DJIA rose 750 points.[Read More]
Suspect In Murder Of California Policeman Arraigned
January 3, 2019 - San Francisco - CA - PipeLineNews.org – Illegal alien Mexican, Gustavo Perez Arriaga was indicted today, charged with the murder of Newman, California policeman Ronil Singh, himself a legal immigrant from Fiji.
Arriaga was pulled over by Singh for possible drunk driving early on the morning after Christmas when Arriaga fired a so-far unknown number of shots into the officer, killing him.
Upon arraignment Arriaga informed the court that his real name is Paulo Virgen Mendoza, the Arriaga surname being one of apparently many aliases. He made no plea during his first court appearance.
Seven others are being held on related charges largely stemming from alleged attempts to impede the investigation and aid the defendant’s efforts to flee to Mexico.
Arriaga had two prior arrests for DUI, however the revelation that Arriaga used numerous other names, the actual number of priors remains unknown as of this writing.
The defendant was arrested 200 miles from the scene of the crime which was in Stanislaus County, clearly consistent with his intent to flee back into Mexico.[Read More]
Romney’s Anti-Trump Message Resonating With No One This Side Of CNN
January 2, 2019 - San Francisco - CA - PipeLineNews.org - One would not be overstating the case to describe the relationship between the President and Mitt Romney as, being “complex.”
For example, in an October 7, 2018 posting on Twitter Donald Trump said:
“Mitt Romney has announced he is running for the Senate from the wonderful State of Utah. He will make a great Senator and worthy successor to Orin Hatch and has my full support and endorsement!”
Post the election Romney - who is best known for performing so poorly in the televised 2012 presidential debates that the self-impressed Wall Street glad-hander essentially gave Obama his second term - hasn’t returned Trump’s magnanimous endorsement, immediately going to ground as a more unctuous and vicious version of the $100 million dollar man, 40-watt Jebby Bush.
Since November Romney’s press-releases could have come out of Nancy Pelosi’s office afact hasn’t gone unnoticed with Senator Rand Paul stating today...
“Like other Big Government Republicans who never liked Reagan, Mitt Romney wants to signal how virtuous he is in comparison to the President,” wrote Sen. Paul who cited an article on Republicans supporting former President Ronald Reagan. “Well, I’m most concerned and pleased with the actual conservative reform agenda @realDonaldTrumphas achieved.”
Pre Romney’s most recent attacks, the President was playing the good cop across a series of Tweets:[Read More]
Iranians: Replace Mullahs With Reza Pahlavi
By AMIL IMANI
January 2, 2019 - San Francisco - CA - PipeLineNews.org - History is recorded daily whether we like it or not. History isn’t what happened, but the stories of what happened and the lessons these stories include. What compelled me to inform my fellow Americans once again, is that Iran is deteriorating faster than we thought, almost to the point of no return. The Iranian people are aware that after 40 years of complete devastation by the rulers of the Islamic regime, they no longer want the Islamic Republic.
Folks, “We don’t want a new Hitler in Iran to repeat what happened in Europe in the Middle East,” bin Salman, told The New York Times in an interview published last year. For the Islamic regime, it’s the indisputable test is religious where the mullahs view anyone not in adherence to their branch of extremist belief is an apostate and worthy of death. This explains why the regime has historically targeted minorities such as the Baha’i, Kurds, Christians, Zoroastrians and Sunnis for confinement and oppression.
In an interview, with the Associated Press Reza Pahlavi remarked, “We all know that regime change is the ultimate formula,” said Mr. Pahlavi, a harsh critic of the clerical rulers who have dominated Iran over the last four decades. “But that’s what the Iranian people are asking. It’s not going to be because the US says so, or the British say so, or the Saudis say so, or the Israelis say so. It’s because it’s what the Iranian people want.”
Mr. Pahlavi is doing what he can with the limited funds available to him.
After 40 long and draining years since the arrival of the Ayatollah Khomeini, I am mystified as to why political activists or groups have never compromised or found common ground to work with one another for the sake of Iran in order rescue her from a further drift into the abyss.[Read More]
January 2, 2019 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Nearly all of the journo relating to the Khashoggi affair remains - after an altogether too-long period of reflection - so laughably reasoned that it strains credulity to believe that this many scribes could be this dense…but, visibly, they are…orwish to create that illusion.
The first and most important test they fail is that of logic.
Why would the Crown Prince Mohammed bin-Salman [MBS] kill a supposed enemy in a country with which the House of Saud has had a tempestuous relationship reflected in the early 19thcentury Ottoman-Saudi war during which the first Saudi sultanate was destroyed?
This is not to say that Saudi nationals and operatives within the orb of bin-Salman might not have been involved in some sort of rendition gone wrong re Khashoggi, but someone acting in the capacity of the Crown Prince giving the order?
Nope, don’t think so.[Read More]