July 22, 2010

Unless we do something, and do it soon, there will be a mosque yards away from Ground Zero in New York City, its grand opening slated for September 11, 2011.

Interestingly, it takes a non-American, Pat Condell, to point out to us in his inimitable way that it we’re not careful, our penchant for political correctness will end up facilitating the loss of our entire nation.

Cordoba. Hagia Sophia. Church of St. John the Baptist. Do we really want Ground Zero included that group?


One Giant Step… For Islam?

July 20, 2010

Ahhh… the good old days.  Remember way back when NASA focused on things like space and didn’t have to concern itself with the self-esteem of any particular religious group? Back when our Presidents understood that NASA’s charter was about exploring “The Final Frontier” and not radical religious alignment? For example: 41 years ago today:

Recently, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (and several confirming sources), stated The White House wants NASA’s focus, moving forward, to be on making sure Muslims are satisfied their contribution to math and science is being appreciated.

Our Tongue-In-Cheek department reports The White House is now trying to deny they ever told Bolden any such thing, but refused to address a rumor that they plan to rename NASA from National Aeronautical and Space Administration to National Association for Sharia Advancement. Their new motto: “That’s one small step for man, and One Big-Ass Mistake for America (O.B.A.M.A.).

H/T AM Tampa Bay

Gerry Ashley

Can Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani Be Saved?

July 6, 2010

Before NASA rushes to expand its horizons to include reaching out to Muslims (see Doug Powers article over at as ordered by the President (or is it Ayatollah now?), it might be more productive to stop and realize just who we’re getting into bed with. Literally.

While we were celebrating our independence here in America over the weekend, a mother of two is expected to be executed soon in Iran, in as horrific a fashion as one can imagine. It’s a death sentence ordered by the Muslim judicial system, stuck on 14th century barbarism.

Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani

42 year-old Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, sentenced to be stoned to death, could have her execution carried out at any time.  She had been interrogated in 2006 for her husband’s murder. In May of that year,  branch 101 of the Criminal Court of Oskoo in the province of Eastern Azerbaijan (in northwestern Iran) sentenced Sakineh to 99 lashes for committing adultery even though there was no proof or evidence to support it.  She reported that she was forced into making a confession during the punishment. This is not an uncommon event according to prominent human rights lawyer, Mohammad Mostafaei (who, himself, is at risk for torture due to his efforts regarding human rights and amnesty in Iran).

Regardless, Ashtiani was lashed 99  times, a horribly painful experience and one that scars you both physically and mentally for life.

Four months after her lashing, a different court (branch 6 of the Criminal Court of Azerbaijan) sentenced Ashtiani to death by stoning for the same offense.

According to the web site Women Living Under Muslim Laws:

Sakineh’s case, like others pertaining to stoning, has some serious errors and objectionable problems. For example, two of the five judges, Kazemi and Hamdollahi, presiding over the case in branch 6 of the provincial Criminal Court, believed in her acquittal.

In an interview with Rooz, Mohammad Mostafaei, Sakineh’s laywer, stated, “When two, or even one of the magistrates presiding over a case in the Criminal Court, believe in an acquittal and find errors in the presented evidence, then the defendant should not be sentenced to death. When the life of a human being is in question, there must be more hesitation and contemplation. One’s life should not be taken away so easily or be subjected to [excruciating] death.”

But apparently three out of the five Muslim judges disagreed. According to the Islamic Penal Code, four fair witnesses are required to have seen the act first-hand, in full, and from close up. In this case there are no witnesses, but that does not matter to the judges: without the four witnesses required, they still imposed the sentence of death by stones.


The execution is done in barbaric fashion as described by Amnesty International: The woman is bound and covered with a shroud. She is then buried up to her upper chest so she cannot move and her head  is exposed. At that point, small rocks – small enough not to kill on their own, but large enough to inflict horrific pain, are hurled at her until, eventually, she dies from accumulative wounds.

Her two children have turned their appeal to the world. In an open letter, they write:

Today, we stretch out our hands to the whole world. It is now five years that we have lived in fear and in horror, deprived of motherly love. Is the world so cruel that it can watch this catastrophe and do nothing about it?

We resort to the people of the world, no matter who you are and where in the world you live. Help to prevent this nightmare from becoming reality. Save our mother…

We are unable to explain the anguish of every moment, every second of our lives. Words are unable to articulate our fear.

What You Can Do To Help Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani:

While several amnesty groups are trying to save Sakineh, their efforts may fall on deaf ears unless those with the power to stop the execution see how much support there is for amnesty throughout the world.

But time is absolutely of the essence. If you would like to help push for amnesty in what is clearly a case of barbarism, please click HERE and follow the instructions. Political and public pressure is about all Sakineh has left to hope for.

Gerry Ashley

Go, West!

February 16, 2010

Now here’s an example of change we can believe in!

If Col. West were to run for President in 2012, I believe I’d vote for him. Does that make me a racist?


Showdown In Tehran – Islam Makes Its Move?

February 11, 2010
Tehran Iran 2/11/2010 (Source: AP)

Protests Turning Violent In Tehran (from Fox News)
Iran Shuts Down Gmail, Announces National E-Mail Service (From Fox News)

Tuesday, February 11, 2010

As I write this 12:45am Eastern Standard Time) morning has already dawned in Tehran, Iran. February 11th is the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. But this year, the fireworks may just be real.  For those of you who aren’t sure what I’m referring to, from AtlasShruggs:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the nation will deliver a harsh blow to the “global arrogance” on this year’s anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

Ah yes, Islam, the religion of peace…

Ahmadinejad said that in the three decades of its history, the Islamic Revolution had inspired some great developments in the world.
Yes, honor killings, cliterectomies, and gay executions  and promised Jewish genocide, Christian persecution, religious intolerance.

The Iranian president made the remarks as the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution approaches.

Iranians are expected to pour into the streets on February 11 to celebrate the occasion in public rallies across the country, as they have done annually over the past three decades.

Iranians in the streets? Expect blood and executions from this “window to liberty.”

Indeed. Maryam Namazie, a Coordinator for Iran Solidarity, Based in London, UK writes on

Dear friend

February 11 or 22 Bahman is the anniversary of the 1979 Iranian revolution – a left-leaning revolution against the Shah and for freedom and prosperity, which was crushed by the Islamic movement.

But since history is written by the victors, this failed revolution is often called an ‘Islamic’ one. And every year, on this day, the Islamic regime of Iran holds commemorative rallies to mark ‘its’ day.

But not this time.

This time, the tide has turned and on Thursday 11 February 2010 the people in Iran and those standing in solidarity with them across the globe will come out in their millions to reclaim history and push forward the present-day revolutionary movement that aims to end 30 years of Islamic medievalism and drag Iran into the 21st century.

‘…If history is the story of change, then real history is the history of the undefeated – the history of the movement and people who still want and are struggling for change, the history of those who are not willing to bury their ideals and hopes of a human society, the history of people and movements that are not at liberty of choosing their principles and aims and have no choice but to strive for improvements…’ (Mansoor Hekmat, The History of the Undefeated,

On 11 February and everyday until we are rid of this vile regime, join us and be part of real human history in the making…

Warm wishes,


With a mad man (Ahmadinejad) racing to collect nuclear weapons and constantly threatening the existence of Israel, we sometimes forget that Iran is a nation of people who have built a solidarity movement towards returning to democracy. The prediction is that they will take a stand against Ahmadinejad and in favor of democracy on this anniversary. This was the kind of call America used to answer either openly or covertly. Not so, under the current administration. And this is what we’ve come to.

Wild claims that Iran will “stun world powers”during this week’s 31st Annverary  of the Islamic Revolution have been floating from the mouths of Ahmadinejad as well as Irans Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

“The Iranian nation, with its unity and God’s grace, will punch the arrogance (Western powers) on the 22nd of Bahman, February 11, in a way that will leave them stunned.” Khamenei, who is also Iran’s commander-in-chief, told a gathering of air force personnel according to AFP.

What, then, is this new threat from Ahmadinejad and Khamenei?  By the time most people read this, we may have the answer.

Meanwhile, does anyone know which Barack Obama will be in the oval office to respond if and when something major does happen?

  • Will it be the foreign relations neophyte who thought he could apologize his way into the hearts of our enemies only to embolden them and have them laugh at him for being weak?
  • Or will it the Barack Obama I refer to as the “Male Model” (because posing  seems to be his biggest talent). This Obama makes the tough sounding speech, but then fails to act on his words, further damaging the image of the country.

I liked it better when we had a President we knew to be on our side; one who would not hesitate to defend the Constitution at ALL costs. Not systematically try to dismantle it. So for the record, yes, I DO miss George W. Bush. More than that, however, I wish Ronald Reagan were still leading this country.

What lies ahead today regarding Iran? It’s anybody’s guess, but It’s likely to be a brutal day, at least for the civilian population of Iran. And my guess is that the 80 pound peace-keeping gorilla known as the United States will, under Barack Obama, simply vote “Present.”

Brace yourselves.

Gerry Ashley

From the “What Took You So Long?” Department

January 9, 2010

It’s about time those almost mythological “moderate Muslims” put in an appearance, isn’t it?

Clearly these are Muslims who don’t want to rock the boat too much… It was only when an Islamic terrorist attempted to blow up a plane over their backyards that a handful of them sprang quietly into action. Very very quietly.

If Islam truly is a peaceful religion (as we hear so often), if only a tiny fraction of Muslims are terrorists (as so many insist), where are all these moderates, and why don’t they speak up with one voice and denounce these terror attacks? Why does it take an attempted attack over the largest Muslim community in the country for a few Muslims to softly voice their polite disapproval of the hijacking of their religion?

Is it possible that we all already know why, and are just afraid to voice the correct answer? You tell me.


An Execution in Virgina

November 9, 2009

So here I’ll watch the night and wait

To see the morning shine,

When he will hear the stroke of eight

And not the stroke of nine…

A. E. Houseman

John Allen Muhammed, the Beltway Sniper, is sentenced to die by lethal injection tomorrow evening at nine o’clock.

The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal. It is not expected that Virginia Governor Tim Kaine will intervene.

I’m not sure whether I should say, “Let God have mercy on him,” or “May he rot in hell.”

A little of both, I think.

UPDATE: It is done.