The Year of the Pig



chinese new year 2007 - year of the pig

So my wife says to me that the Chinese are celebrating me this year. I know she is teasing - she calls me a pig now and then, affectionately mind you. I remind her that I was actually born in the year of the Rooster: People born in the year of the Rooster are usually very observant. They are brave, resilient and tenacious but can also be quite self-absorbed, pretentious, and overly romantic. Most of the time, they are very accurate and precise with their observation. That's a good, brief description of me.

But back to the Year of the Pig. Not many people know that there are more Muslims living in China [~60 million] than in North America and Europe combined, so that made me wonder how the Muslims living under Chinese rule observe certain New Year celebrations; after all, monkeys, dogs and pigs are not very well liked by them. Usually all infidels are dogs and Jews are the sons of apes and pigs.

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Well, it seems Muslims are just as worrisome and despised in China as in the rest of the world only that the Chinese government controls Muslims better than we do in the West. Normally I would say all government controls on religion are repugnant but in the case of virulently ugly and vicious religions like Islam, an exception should be made. For example, Islamic clerics have to be certified by local Chinese authorities that their political beliefs are not in conflict with Chinese culture, sermons are chosen that do not encourage Jihad, and even which version of the Qur'an is used is also strictly controlled. And as we know, for good reason. In effect, the Chinese force all Muslims to practise a very narrow, cleaned-up, state-controlled version of Islam.

Unfortunately in our country most of our leaders are sucking on the Islamic Fascist teat and so even if it would be beneficial to control what Imams can say, they would view this as an abridgement of the right to religion. Now we let people own dogs in America, but we do not let them keep rabid dogs in their home. No American is insulted or feels his rights are denied when a rabid dog of his is put down. It's not only for his benefit but for society as a whole. I do not understand why we cannot remove rabid religions from our midst.

Well, I digressed again, I intended to talk about pigs. Now God forgive me, I happen to like pigmeat although there was a time when I stayed strictly Kosher for seven years from 1984 to 1990 and for two years from 1965 to 1967 [except for two weeks]. Back in 1965 when I first arrived in Israel I did not keep Kosher. I remember the first time I went to a local restaurant on a street called Rehov Yehoshua Bin-Nun (Joshua Son-of-Nun Street) in Jerusalem. I was in Israel for only two weeks and began exploring places to eat. I couldn't decide on what I wanted from the menu so the proprietor, noticing that I was American, asked me if I was dati (religious). When I told him I was not, he suggested that I might like white steak. Well, I have to tell you I never heard of white steak so I thought, what the hell, let me try. So out comes this white steak and it has a familiar smell and taste. I call the guy over and ask him if it's pork. He tells me that they don't use that term in his restaurant. Ah, but it tasted good.

A week later I moved in with very religious Persian Jews who kept absolutely kosher and so I did as well until I left a few days after the Six Day War to go study in Paris.


I left this comment:

China vets their Imam’s sermons and watches very, very, very closely over their Muslim communities.

...

Why is it they see the threat clearly and in this country two planes flying into our buildings is an accident, a Jewish conspiracy, or a Bush plot?


at the following blog post:

Texas Fred's, 27 Apr 2007,
Saudis Arrest 172 Militants in Plot

It’s possible that the Saudis didn’t have the involvement with 9-11 that some of us have suspected or, it’s possible the Saudis have pissed off the more radical of their brethren, with moonbat terrorists, you never know, but in any case, the Saudis have shown us all what a strike against terrorism looks like, and it didn’t resemble a ’surge’, it looked like a ’sweep’, and maybe that’s what needs to happen in Iraq, sweep up the trash and get rid of it…




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