Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Unique Swan Lake Performance

This is an incredible performance. Enjoy the "frog" dancers and then you will see a mind-blowing performance by a prima ballerina. Total 7+ minutes. Enjoy!

(Here's the YouTube link in case it plays too slow on my blog: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOqxSaW05p4

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Serving Two Flags

Photo posted by Ground_Control at http://zakheimmastermind911.blogspot.com/

The federal government indicated a New Jersey engineer today for disclosing classified defense information to Israel.

This information included data on nuclear weapons, F-15 fighter jets, and the US Patriot missle air defense system.

Ben-Ami Kadish, a mechanical engineer, spied for Israel and provided restricted national security information to the Consul for Science Affairs at the Israeli Consulate General in New York.

Read more at:


President Bush and others in the US government have often been accused of serving two flags. Some suggest that America's foreign policy, especially as it relates to Israel, is the cause for anti-American sentiment in many parts of the world. $10+ is given to Israel daily by US taxpayers. America vigorously defends Israel against countries like Iran. Just a few examples. There is no doubt that if any country or group attacked or threatened Israel, America would be right there to help defend Israel.

So, why do these people have to steal from us?

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Jews For Salaam by Imam Warith-Deen Umar

This book looks pretty good. I ordered it and Insha Allah will do a review on it after I've finished read it.
You can go to the following link where you can learn more about the book and read sample pages:

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Texas "Polygamy" Compound Raid

By now, most people have seen the below picture in newspapers or on TV news shows:

I don't know. Something just doesn't seem right to me. Let me say that I am not a fan of domestic violence or child abuse, but this isn't sitting well with me.

I think Texas is screwing with these people.

Where's the evidence? An alleged phone call by a young woman at the "compound"? How come no one knows this woman? Where is the infamous "911" call that we have heard many times on news programs? Just where is the smoking gun in this case? Even the authorities admit that they have not "located" this young woman caller yet.

I don't know.

Especially when I DO know that it is usually VERY difficult to remove a child from a home, yet alone 400+ children. Most of us know children who the authorities SHOULD remove from homes, but they don't. Not without SOLID proof that there is a problem. Oftentimes a child in America suffers incredible abuse and neglect before the authorities do something about it. Many times, it is too late.

What's next, Texas? Waco 1993?

Everyone should be outraged if there IS abuse going on. Likewise, everyone should be outraged if it's a flimsy case.

Wonder what will happen when someone figures out that Muslim men can have up to four wives! Are we next?

("First they came…" is a poem attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came... )

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Islamic Writers Alliance: 4th Annual Poetry Contest

What's New at the Islamic Writers Alliance (IWA) ...
4th Annual Poetry Contest
Theme: Iman

All writers must submit poems that fall within the theme of "Iman." Poets must submit name, address, emailing address, age if under 16, title of poem and category. The categories are:

Youth to age 16
Adult Men & Women
IWA Member

Last date for submission is April 30, 2008. Poems may only be submitted by email. Poems with inappropriate language or not within the theme will be automatically disqualified.

Poems may be any style and must be between 2 and 100 lines long. Poems should be submitted to http://us.f584.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=poetrycontest@islamicwritersalliance.net.

Qualifying poems will be placed on a special poll for our FIRST EVER Polled Judging. IWA Members will vote and choose the winning poems for each category.

A reminder for students and aspiring poets of common Poetry styles:

Acrostic - a poem in which certain letter of the line form a word or message relating to the subject

Quatrain - at least four lines rhyming alternately

Cinquain - five line unrhyming poem

Epic - a long narrative poem about the adventures and bravery of a hero

Free verse - rhyme or no rhyme - write what you feel (my favorite!!!)

Haiku - 3 unrhymed lines in a 5-7-5 syllabic meter - the first line has 5 syllables, the 2nd line seven, the last line 5 syllables

Ode - long lyrical poem

Sonnet - 14 lined poem in iambic pentameter that usually deals with love, religion or some other serious concern

Limerick - 5 lines with a rhyme scheme of (aa, bb,a). The first line explains the situation, the 2nd tells what happened, the 3rd and 4th tell what went wrong, and the 5th tells the significance or consequences

May Allah (swt) Grace Your Pens/Ameen.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Do Muslim demands at Harvard safeguard rights or promote something more troubling?

Jonathan S. Tobin has a thought-provoking article up at Aish.Com concerning Muslim women at Harvard. The debate is based upon the request of Muslim female students and their desire to have female-only access to one of Harvard's gyms.


While it is a nice philosophical debate, I don't see what the big fuss is all about.

Truthfully, I'm surprised that Harvard doesn't have a female-only gym in the first place.

It seems that some think that granting this accommodation to Muslim students is only the beginning of Muslims taking over.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

World Autism Awareness Day

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day.
See what is being done in the Muslim world for children with special needs:
The Shafallah Center is in Doha, Qatar.