Sunday, December 24, 2006

Hey teacher preacher… leave those kids alone!

ANDERSON COOPER INTERVIEW [edited] (CNN Anderson Cooper 360): A firestorm of controversy is brewing in the Kearny, New Jersey, school district. It all started when Matthew Laclair's teacher began preaching about God in class… Matthew recorded the teacher's comments.

COOPER: So why do you start recording your teacher? 

MATTHEW LACLAIR, STUDENT: Well, a lot of the comments that he was making during the first two days of class were extremely inappropriate. COOPER: Like what? 

LACLAIR: Well, there were some cases where he would go just into his religion….”

COOPER: This wasn't a religion class? LACLAIR: No, no, this is U.S. history.

AUDIO CLIP of DAVID PASZIEWICZ, TEACHER: “God is not only all loving. The way he describes himself in the scriptures, he is also completely just. He did everything in his power to make sure that you could go to heaven, so much so that he put your sin on his own body, suffered your pains for you and is saying please accept me, believe. You reject that and you belong in Hell.”

COOPER: So he's not talking about, you know, what a religion believes. He's talking about what he believes and stating it as fact. LACLAIR: Exactly… …What he basically said almost in every instance was this [acceptance of Jesus] is the right way and this is only way. 

COOPER: What happened then? You approached the principal? 

LACLAIR: After I chased him down for about two weeks to get some other kind of meeting with me and Mr. Pasziewicz and a few others. We had the meeting and in that meeting he denied ever making any of these statements. COOPER: So after a lengthy meeting in which this teacher has denied saying this stuff, you say, "Well, I actually have a tape"? LACLAIR: Exactly.

PASZIEWICZ: The Big Bang theory is that there was nothing out there that was no matter. But yet nothing exploded and created something. Let me give you a clue guys. If there's nothing, it can't explode.

COOPER: What is it that upset you most about his comments? LACLAIR: I have to say just the -- the outright hypocrisy in some of the statements that he would make. And also just how he would blatantly say that evolution is not a science, the big bang theory cannot be true. Anyone with common sense knows that. Even though these scientific statements are accepted widely.

COOPER: …this guy's been teaching for 14 years. 

LACLAIR: Fourteen years. And I've talked to former students that have told me the same thing happened in [their] class. And again, this would not have been a big story whatsoever if somebody along the line in the chain of command would have done something right. 

COOPER: What we didn't say in that report is [that Laclair’s] actually had death threats against him [yes sir, there you go, that’s just so typically Christian] and the reaction in the community largely against him, [which] has been something that the family is quite surprised by.

Yet another dangerous creature is exposed… a moralizing god-dam American bible pushing dill unfortunately disguised as a history teacher… Imagine he can potentially mess up a lot more people than one poor futile bomb toting Islamic terrorist. You do the math’s, 14 years times say 200 students a year… well that’s almost World Trade Centre numbers… 2,800 history flunkies turned into Jesus junkies… hallelujah brother!

ref and full report here:

Saturday, December 02, 2006

“Asiarabia” - More evidence of the growing Arabization of South East Asia

Newsweek International - Dec 4 Issue - By Joe Cochrane and Jonathan Kent

“The meeting of the united Malays National Organization, the ruling pro-Muslim party in Malaysia, was a shocking display of divisiveness. Some UMNO delegates at the rally, which ended Nov. 17, gave speeches that, either explicitly or in veiled terms, were racist or called for violence as a means of settling religious or political differences. One of them, Hasnoor Sidang Hussein, declared: "UMNO is willing to risk lives and bathe in blood in defense of race and religion." Education Minister Hishammuddin Hussein unsheathed a keris (Malay dagger) at the meeting. Party supporters perceived the gesture as invoking Malay power and pride[…]. Twenty years ago, the youth wing had displayed banners calling for the keris to be bathed in the blood of the minority Malaysian Chinese.”

“Southeast Asia's two most important countries [Malaysia and Indonesia] are both drifting toward fundamentalism—a trend made scarier by the inability or unwillingness of some senior political leaders to condemn those promoting the shift. Some analysts are already calling this the "Arabization of the region.

“Certainly, most agree that mainstream Muslims generally are more religious and conservative than they were 10 years ago, and Southeast Asia's Muslim regions (Indonesia, Malaysia, southern Thailand, southern Philippines) are more radical.

Full Newsweek story here...

Professor Richard Dawkins and (others) are right when they say we must point out the dangerous (and crass) folly of insisting that “the rest of us” should see mainstream religious belief as a taboo area to comment on because of issues of political correctness. Lets face we all know that radicalism grows out of conservative religious practice, which in turn is grounded in mainstream beliefs. The mainstream religious ‘victims’ then by default protect their radical elements by insisting that their religious sensibilities must be respected. Respect needs to be earned by actions not demanded by rhetoric and they, none of them deserve our respect; they are divisive and threaten our civilization, all based on their unsupported myths, what a nasty joke they are.

If you really want to understand more go to “YouTube” and type in “Beyond Belief 06” and listen to some intelligent people discuss the problem of religion. Then if you are ready for some more see this:

video Dawkins 1

and this:

video Root of all evil Dawkins

How do they do it? They grab your unsuspecting kids, unfortunately probably with parental mind-numbed irrational consent or worse, with complicity through parental (our/your) actions of “intellectual incest”…

Back to Arabization… Muslims want support for schools – Reuters - By Manny Mogato

Philippines - MANILA, Nov 23 2006 - Muslim scholars in Southeast Asia urged governments on Thursday to provide Islamic schools with books on local history, culture and customs to check the growing influence of Arab radicalism.

"We're alienating our children from our history, culture and sense of nationalism because we're not producing enough books and materials for our madrasas," Salipada Tamano, a professor of Islamic Studies in the Philippines, told Reuters.”

"It doesn't surprise me if our children were more oriented to Islamic teaching from the Middle East because we've been getting most of our reading materials and our Arabic teachers from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Libya."

“The Philippines has around 2,000 madrasas, relying on material and financial support from local communities and donations from wealthy Islamic states and organisations in the Middle East.”

Full Reuters alert here...

Time to resist!