As sad as this is, Islamic persecution of religious minorities is a fact.
And yes, it does include Islamic minorities which differ from the majority sect of Islam – in this way, Islam does not differentiate. Every sect of Islam persecutes religious minorities other than itself.
Raymond Ibrahim is one person who writes about this in detail – and discusses so in this video.
Another person who speaks about this issue with knowledge and passion is Dr. Bill Warner, who is making a speaking tour of Canada.
November 17th, he will be speaking in the Toronto Zionist Centre, Toronto, Ontario
And last but not least:
I myself will come to the Toronto event and am helping organize the Ottawa and Montreal events – so, if you happen to make it to one of those evenings, please, do come and say hi!
The full information about the tour is on The Freedom Community website:
Bill Warner, PhD:
What do we do now?
Christian Persecution, Jewish Persecution,
Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Atheist, Agnostic,
Apostate Persecution …
Why? And why so much silence about it?
Most of all, what do we do now?
When Bill Warner saw the second plane hit the second tower, he knew this was jihad, and that confronting this would be his life work from that moment on.
And it has been.
He has studied the Islamic religious texts – the Quran, Hadiths and Sira.
He has written easy-to-read versions which are authoritative. That is, the sources are cited for every statement.
He has spoken from coast to coast.
And he continues to ask: what do we do now?
January 2014 marked a turning point.
Bill Warner’s background is in science. He has a PhD in Physics. This has led him to value facts. But it was becoming clear to him that the facts were out there – and so many people were not listening.
What to do?
He saw that Muslims loudly claimed the role of victim – despite massive Muslim persecution of Christians and Jews and Hindus and Buddhists and atheists and agnostics.
It was clear to Bill that it was time for the persecuted non-Muslims to proclaim the reality of their persecution, and it was time for the persecuted to speak out. For instance, it time for all Christians to speak out on behalf of persecuted Christians instead of staying silent.
A Voice for the Voiceless, Bill has proclaimed.
He has dug into history, especially the brutal history of Islam, to explain why so many of the victimized are staying silent. And he is doing all he can to arouse the silent into community action.
DR BILL WARNER
will be speaking on:
– the content of Islam re non-Muslims,
including prohibitions against freedom of speech;
– the content of Sharia re non-Muslims;
– the 1400 history of Islam, including the persecution
and victimization of Christians, Jews,
Hindus, Buddhists, atheists, agnostics
as well as Muslims who disagree in
any way with the Muslims in power;
– and the quest for effective action
to reach people with this information,
especially to reach them on an emotional level.
“My mission is to educate the world
about the doctrine and history of Political Islam.
I deal with facts, not opinions.”
A Special Thank You
Individuals who take action are so important.
For this event, many thanks to
the Christian Men’s Luncheon Group
in Grande Prairie.
It has been instrumental
in bringing Bill to Canada.
Its members realize
that the education of Canadians
with regards to the ideology of Islam
is desperately needed.
The group also brought
Robert Spencer in 2013.
Elsa Shieder is a freedom lover who has worked relentlessly both in raising awareness of things that may endanger our freedoms and in helping people learn how to work for more freedom by telling the stories of how other freedom lovers do just that.
Over time, she has interviewed some pretty awesome freedom activists, from Bill Warner through Nonie Darwish, from Fred Litvin to Rahil Raza and on and on and on.
I was honoured and flattered when she asked to interview me as part of this series.
My interview will be up tonight at 8 EST and will be available for free for the first 48 hours, then it will go behind a nominal paywall to help cover production costs.
So, if you’re interested, listen in and enjoy!
Many people even today live under the yoke of very direct and brutal slavery. We have recently heard the horror stories.
But this is not the only way slavery is happening.
No – this time, I will not go on a long rant about how coercive taxation is, in a very real sense, the state making an ownership claim over our bodies, but it hits close.
Different societies are built on different principles – and, depending on these foundational ‘truths’, the governance of the society evolves. All societies evolve over time. But, those societies which build their governance on things other than the principles they were founded on soon run into serious trouble;
After all, in order for a society to function in a healthy way, for the citizenry to be able to anticipate, understand and guide themselves by the rules of the society, it is important for every new law, for every rule that is enforced, to be grounded in this foundation. I’m not sure if I am explaining this clearly, so, if I am making a mess of it, please, let me know and I’ll try to clarify.
What I mean by this is that in a very practical sense, for a new rule to ‘work’ in a society, one must be able to reason to it by starting with the foundational principles.
In other words, if laws are passed which are arbitrary – cannot be arrived at by reasoning from ‘first principles’, sooner or later, the governance will not form a seamless body but the laws and regulations will become a mess, some may even contradict each other and it will be upon the whim of the police and the judiciary as to which rules are enforced when…
Our politicians – in all levels of government – are busy passing laws and regulations. If every citizen were to memorize every new law and regulation as they are passed, they would have little time to actually be productive…and the society would begin to stagnate.
If, however, each and every law and regulation passed could be reasoned out from ‘first principles’ (the ‘foundational truths’ on which the society is built), then the citizen needs not memorize every new rule and regulation: these will simply be a natural extension of the foundations upon which the society is built.
One of the core – if not THE core – ‘foundational truths’ on which our society is built is the principle of self-ownership.
So far, so good – yes?
I own my body and you own yours. You cannot sell your children into slavery or for body organs, because while a parent may be a child’s guardian, the parent does not own their child. Each and every human being owns her or him self.
So, what are our bodies made up of?
Lots of stuff.
Some of our ‘stuff’ shares common things with other humans, some with all living things – and some of our ‘stuff’ is uniquely our own and defines us as an individual.
Let’s look at some examples of ‘stuff’ that makes us up – but which we share with some others.
Blood, for example.
We can, within certain defined parameters, switch blood from one person to another: from one who has enough and chooses to share to the ones who need it.
Same with, say, kidneys and corneas and lots of other ‘stuff’.
Our brilliant scientists have, for example, found a way to take a pig’s heart, keep the ‘infrastructure’ but wash away the DNA containing tissues, graft a human being’s own personal stem cells over this pig’s hear infrastructure – and then implant it into that human!!! Most brilliant, since all the DNA-bearing ‘stuff’ is that owner’s very own DNA, so the body recognizes it as part of itself and the immune system does not try to ‘kill this invader’: something which, when using another human’s heart, had to be fought with anti-rejection drugs that had considerable and unpleasant side effects.
And there’s all these new cancer treatments and chronic illness treatments based on gene therapies! It’s enough to make one feel like we’re living in the science fiction future!
Makes sense that we will expect more and more gene-based therapies for our ills.
But, there is a problem with this.
The problem is that, in their wisdom, the bureaucrats who award patents have agreed with deep-pocketed corporaions to grant them patents on genes. Both human and non-human…
Please, consider this very, very carefully.
For decades, the MD’s and medical researchers have warned that the greatest obstacle to more gene therapies being developed and used in the practice of medicine are – you guessed it – patents granted on genes.
Oh, it crept in gradually, like all the greatest villains in history.
First it was a human-modified gene in one creature or another which made it more suitable for medical studies – human-altered gene, it was argued, intellectual property rights…
Then it was ‘unraveling’ genes – doing the lab work to identify them and the role they played. The corporations argued – quite truthfully – that they invested money up front to make this possible. And they did, that is true.
But we must remember why patents were ‘brought about’: it was a trade off. The ‘inventor/thinker’ would share the information with everyone else about all aspects in return for ‘exclusive rights’ on the item for a period of time that would let them make back their investment plus a modest profit. But, it was argued, one could only patent ‘products’ – not naturally occurring ‘stuff’.
So – how come patents were granted to companies on naturally-occurring ‘stuff’ like genes?
A bit of ignorance and a bit of corruption, I guess…
But, we now find ourselves in a situation where multinational corporations own the patents on certain human genes.
Aside: this issue is explored very, very well in a most excellent Canadian Netflix show, ‘Orphan Black’. Not only is the show brilliantly written and generally awesomely executed, it tackles this very question: if a corporation ‘owns’ a ‘gene and all its derivatives’, and that gene is inside of you, do they ‘own’ you? Do they have a legal claim on your children? Your child is, after all, a derivative of your genes….
Please, indulge me in the following speculation.
A corporation owns a specific gene which is, say, introduced into asthma sufferers using a specific virus (as the genetic material carrier). This engineered DNA (patented by, say, Corporation ‘C’) is successfully integrated into your cells, so that all the cells of your body have replaced the old, ‘faulty asthma-causing gene’ with the newly engineered ‘C’ gene.
Then you have kids.
Your children will have inherited the ‘C’ gene.
Do you have to seek permission to ‘create a derivative of the ‘ C’ gene through reproduction’ before you have said child?
Do you owe the Corporation ‘C’ royalties?
Do they have an ownership claim on your offspring?
As the laws stand, these questions have not been answered very well.
For example, courts have ruled that if a genetically modified pollen accidentally pollinates your non genetically modified crops, you DO owe the pollen’s patent holder royalties.
Really, do think about where this is heading….
After all, if somebody owns your gene – something which is in every cell of your body – do they not have an actual claim of ownership over you?
This is why I am so thrilled that CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario) has initiated a lawsuit challenging the patenting of a specific gene-test. OK – a baby step, but a very, very important one!!!
Let’s keep our eyes on this one!