Donald Hank
Multi-religious leaders declare peace on al Qaeda, Taliban, war on YOU
By Donald Hank
April 5, 2011

I honestly did not set about to write about those eminently peaceful Muslims today. But the little rascals keep getting into the news. I just keep finding myself caught up in the flow of events.

Ecumenical religious leaders claiming to represent all beliefs (especially those patently incompatible with each other) just can't help themselves. They will declare peace with anyone, as long as it is someone who hates other religions — and not someone who tells the truth about religions that are inherently violent and intolerant.

According to them, any discussion about different religions must start on the premise that no religion is any more violent than any other; all religions are equally violent, or better still, none of them are violent (except maybe Christianity). They know most Americans think of Islam as violent and they hate it when you think that way. In heaven's name why are you so infernally bigoted, they want to know?

Here is what one group of Pollyanna ecumenicals says:

    "As religious leaders of Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Unitarian background [I wonder if the group's leader was brought up devoutly believing in all of these], we strongly renounce the use of violence, and we stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters in faith to say that racially or religiously based fear-mongering is not acceptable."

In other words, if you dare to say that Islam (PBUH)* is inherently violent, you are doing something unacceptable. But, ooops! I see a faux-pas here. Why single out Muslims as the victims? Aren't any other religions the object of fear mongering? No? Now why would that be? Any readers have an explanation for this baffling omission?

Whatever the explanation may be for that bigoted slur on Muslims (of all people!), I challenge these sweet religious leaders of multiple backgrounds to reconcile the above admirable statement of solidarity with the report of an event that happened just today. It seems that a group of peaceful followers of the Prophet (PBUH), belonging to the exceedingly peaceful groups Taliban and al Qaeda, decided in his name to kill off 50 followers of the same prophet in a Punjabi temple over a nuance in their creed.

One news site tells us:

    The Taliban and allied groups consider Sufis [a Muslim group!] to be heretics for worshiping saints, maintaining shrines, and other religious practices.

    The Punjabi Taliban includes members and factions of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, and Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami. The Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in particular is well known for carrying out sectarian terror attacks in Pakistan against Sufis and minority Shia, Ahmadis, and Christians.

    The Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is an anti-Shia terror group that has integrated with al Qaeda [emphasis added] and the Taliban in Pakistan's tribal areas.

Shame on this reporter for suggesting that a Muslim group (PBUH) would carry out terror attacks on people of other religions without balancing out his report with reports of Christians beheading their wives and daughters, Jews burning Christians alive in their churches, Hindus bombing subways, Buddhists stoning converts, Baha'is hanging gays, and all that sort of thing that we see happening everywhere almost every day.

*My Muslim friends tell me PBUH means Peace Be Unto Him. I am sure you can think of some creative variants.

Just in from another blog (the Muslims are not the only ones who distort scripture. Our pastors are working hard to do the same):

Just as I predicted: Mahmoud's call to silence Americans was a harbinger of something sinister in our own legislature. Traitor Lindsay Graham rushes to silence you by law. Great fighting words from a patriotic American (calls Lindsay a jackass! AMEN, sister!):

Of interest:

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Donald Hank

Until July of 2009, Don Hank was operating a technical translation agency out of his home in Wrightsville, PA. He is now retired and residing in Panama with his wife and daughter.

A former language teacher, he holds an undergraduate degree in French and German from Millersville State University (PA), a Master's degree in Russian language and literature from Kutztown State College (also in PA), has studied Chinese for 3 years in Taiwan at the Mandarin Training Center, and is self-taught in other languages, having logged a total of 8 years abroad in total immersion situations.

He is also the founder of Lancaster-York Non-Custodial Parents, a volunteer organization that provides Christian counseling for non-custodial parents.


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