TT - 13 Converts to Islam
In light of the recent forced conversions of the Fox Journalists to Islam (1), here are some witty sayings by other famous personalities if they are ever forced to convert to Islam:
Steve Centanni, Fox News: "I hope that this never scares a single journalist away from coming to Gaza to cover the story because the Palestinian people are very beautiful and kind-hearted.”
In keeping with this spirit, here are more sentiments that will be expressed by Liberals once Islam makes Muslims of us all:
John Kerry: "I was Christian before I was Muslim."
Bill Clinton: "I never believed in that religion, Christianity."
Hillary Clinton: "It takes a village to make an Umma."
Harry Reid: "I am asking the Justice Department to provide any necessary assistance to polygamist sect leader Warren Steed Jeffs. Since we are all Muslims now this anachronistic law should be set aside."
Nancy Pelosi: "The House and Senate Democratic Leadership made the case for a new direction for America, a change of Religion."
John Murtha: "We are not asking Americans to quit their belief in God; we are merely asking them to redeploy their faith."
Ted Kennedy: "I think this whole thing of submerging someone under water is dangerous; I'm speaking here of the Rite of Baptism."
Howard Dean: "Not only are we going to convert New Hampshire... We're going to Islamize South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico. We're going to make Muslims in California and Texas and New York. We're going to submit to Allah in South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan. Then we're going to Washington D.C. and put a minaret in the back of the White House. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!"
Al Gore: "I actually invented Islam."
ACLU: "We always said Christmas should be outlawed."
Washington Post: "Although we originally reported that it was Bush's fault we were a divided nation, now that we are all Muslims, we can thank President Bush for Uniting us."
PETA: "The good thing is that Islam treats dogs the same as humans. In fact they treat dogs better than they treat their women. Finally a culture that butchers humans instead of animals."
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Politics Central has a podcast on the Fox Journalists.
woman honor thyself - ThE Gorian ChanTs, Excerpt:
Former veep says president emphasizes ' vengeance,' 'brimstone'.
"Former Vice President Al Gore has compared President Bush’s Christian faith with fundamentalist Is–lam, saying it emphasizes "vengeance" and "brimstone."
assorted babble - A Democrat Muslim in Congress Disturbing??, Excerpt:
Minnesotan May Be Congress' First Muslim via AP
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- State lawmaker Keith Ellison didn't let questions about his past slow down his campaign to become the first Muslim in Congress.
A tip of the turban to wizbang for this Time Magazine article - The Pope Tackles Faith and Terrorism, Excerpt: In a provocative speech citing the concept of jihad and referencing the Muslim prophet by name, Benedict sends the world a signal that it's time for hard questions—not hugs and handshakes.
michelle malkin - The (Conservative) View, Excerpt: Barbara Walters and her gang ain't the only ones who speak for women. Thanks to the miracle of Internet technology (and the wizardry of Bryan Preston), my right-wing gal pal Mary Katharine Ham of Townhall and I talk back to Rosie O'Donnell over her equation of "radical Islam" with the threat of "radical Christianity in America."
The right truth - [defunct] - Denmark, Islam and what it means for us, Excerpt:
The Queen of Denmark, Queen Margrethe II, speaks out on Islam in her country and what needs to be done. Daniel Pipes also speaks out with commentary and letters from politicians.Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has said her country needs to find a "counter-balance" to Islamic fundamentalism, regardless of the opprobium such a stance provokes abroad.
The Danish government has already been accused of fuelling xenophobia by introducing measures which effectively closed the country to asylum-seekers....
She said: "We are being challenged by Islam these years. Globally as well as locally....
"A counterbalance has to be found, and one has to, at times, run the risk of having unflattering labels placed on you. For there are some things for which one should display no tolerance. And when we are tolerant, we must know whether it is because of convenience or conviction." source
This has been a Thursday 13 post [# 8] and is updated on certain Thursdays.
On August 14, 2006, he was kidnapped by Palestinian gunmen while on assignment in Gaza City, along with Olaf Wiig, a cameraman from New Zealand. A witness saw two vehicles blocking the journalist's transmission truck and a masked man put a gun to their bodyguard's head, forcing him to the ground.
On August 23, the Holy Jihad Brigades claimed responsibility for the kidnappings of both Centanni and Wiig. They demanded the release of all "Muslim prisoners" by the United States within 72 hours. A video was broadcast by Al-Jazeera. No armed men were in the video, and the captives appeared to be in good health.
On August 26, the three-day deadline passed uneventfully at 9:00 GMT. Hours earlier, Ismail Haniyeh, a senior Hamas official, said there were promises that the journalists "will not be harmed" and that he expected the situation to resolve in the "coming hours".
On August 27, the Palestinian news service Ramattan and FOX News reported that Centanni and Wiig were released unharmed, shortly after a new video was released. In the video, both journalists, wearing beige robes, read statements saying that they had converted to Islam, with Centanni stating "Islam is not just meant for some people; it is the true religion for all people at all times." After being freed, Centanni stated "We were forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint, and don't get me wrong here, I have the highest respect for Islam, and learned a lot of very good things about it, but it was something we felt we had to do, because they had the guns, and we didn't know what the hell was going on."