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its just a hand gesture, right?

Posted by abu ameerah on Tuesday, August 21, 2007

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DOH! When is a hand gesture merely a hand gesture and when is it a distinct gang symbol? Well, it seems there is a fine line that Virginia tourism authorities just crossed…or gestured. Perhaps, Virginia failed to realize that gangs don’t exactly make for the best tourists in a new public ad campaign (designed to boost tourism statewide). They must not have asked the right focus group for feedback I suppose…LOL…

By the way, I thought Virginia was still “for Lovers”

So where did all of the love go? I’m sure not going to ask the Black Disciples

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the story of Xenu…

Posted by abu ameerah on Saturday, August 11, 2007

This following is SouthPark’s humorous take on the beliefs of Scientology, a religion cult founded created by L. Ron Hubbard. While the the creators of SouthPark have relied on the use of humor, to expose some of the obsurd beliefs held by Scientology, they are 100% correct in their presentation of the facts. This is exactly what members the brainwashed zombie masses who adhere to Scientology actually believe! Anyone who follows SouthPark (and believe-it-or-not I do not follow the program and neither would I recommend anyone else watch it) will also remember that Issac Hayes, a member zombie in the Cult of Scientology, left the animated series over a dispute with the creators of the popular series. Basically, the creators of SouthPark have repeatedly mocked Scientology (since they know so much about it) … this angered Hayes who eventually chose to leave the program.

Enjoy…

 

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freakonomics?

Posted by abu ameerah on Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Robert Mugabe really knows the value of a dollar or $200,000

I’m quite sure Mugabe failed ECON 101 during his college days at Dictator U.

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you got Beef?

Posted by abu ameerah on Friday, July 27, 2007

Beef?

No…not this kind..(way tooo rare!)

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Nope. Not this kind either … still toooo rare …

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Still … not completely done …

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Yep. That’s more like it. “Beef” … kinda like this …

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Beef [beef] noun, plural beeves [beevz]

–noun

1. the flesh of a cow, steer, or bull raised and killed for its meat.
2. an adult cow, steer, or bull raised for its meat.
3. Informal.

a. brawn; muscular strength.
b. strength; power.
c. weight, as of a person.
d. human flesh.
4. Slang.

a. a complaint.
b. an argument or dispute.

–verb (used without object)

5. Slang. to complain; grumble.

Beef? Beef? Who got Beef? Well it seems that a certain blogger, earlier this week, fired what may have been the opening salvo — if you will — in a tit-for-tat internet brawl that only the creators of Myspace and “Who Wants To Marry A Millionaire” could have have come up with. This is a “beef” … but not the kind that is for dinner … more like the kind that has the potential to result in internet jaw-jockeying and a whole lot of “he-said, he-said” nonsense. No, this isn’t an “East Coast / West Coast” thing. It isn’t a Biggie vs. Pac thing (actually if it was…Umar would have to be Tupac and I would have to be the Notorious BIG since I’m packin’ the pounds if you know what I saying).

Anyway, it seems that brother Umar Lee had a conniption earlier this week after reading a post that I had written in reference to the whole Lal Masjid fiasco in Pakistan. Well, wouldn’t you know, after reading the post (and focusing only upon a small portion toward the end) Brother Umar had to respond and…well…um…he GAVE-IT! He gave it FULL FORCE … without warning … without any hesitation … without any reservations whatsoever. He didn’t alert the townspeople of his assault. He didn’t bother giving the women and children time to disembark from the ship. He didn’t even allow the elderly & physically handicapped the time needed to don lifejackets and safely board lifeboats. No, instead he just GAVE IT! He literally gave it Godzilla style. Only in this case … he (Umar Lee) represents Bloggerzilla and I am merely the helpless nation of Japan trying to flee from impending doom.

Well Umar Lee, it seems that you’ve achieved your goal of doing what amounts to a digital drive-by (or an uppercut at the very least) … how ’bout I respond now that some of the hype (or something to that effect) has died down? Actually, I will simply be responding for the sake of clarification Inshallah, and not in the “in-your-face”/accusatory kind of manner, the way you did. There are two reasons for my taking a different approach: 1) I have no desire to be pulled down any further into the mud … as it appears that this is where you and a select cadre made up some of your most rabid supporters and fellow Muslim blog leaders seem to fester 2) I don’t want to add much more “noise” to a situation that could have otherwise (had you chosen) been handled much differently.

So, one might ask, what makes a leading Muslim blogger like Umar Lee with a Technorati ranking of 37,274 come all the way down (to create some mess) to the level of a novice like myself boasting a pathetic an atrocious/disgusting/offensive Technorati ranking of 218,155?

Could it be:

a) Anger

b) Revenge

c) Ignorance of the Islamic etiquette in dealing with others when one believes that he/she has been wronged

d) All of the above.

Allah (Azza wa’Jall) knows best, and I would rather not speculate, yet it may be that an online culture of shooting-off at the mouth (to personally attack and denigrate others) and ego may have a lot to do with it. In other words, perceived self-importance at its very worst, if you will. Nonetheless, I was called a number of names and personally attacked by brother Umar Lee, albeit in grade school fashion. I could have simply chosen to keep my mouth shut … allowed the accusations to stand … and just let the big-bad Muslim blog leader get away with it. But, why should I? Am I somehow bound not to respond according to the sacred Law of our Creator (AWJ)? If Umar Lee can hold opinions (and make them known in such a public manner) … why shouldn’t I be able to express my opinions or at least respond to such an attack? What to do? Oh, what to do?

The fact of the matter is that I do intend to respond, inshallah. And away we go…

Umar Lee writes:

“This is what I was thinking about before brother Abu Ameerah, someone who has been repeatedly critical of my writing and written in a pretentious way of the kind of religious “know it all guy” everyone hates to be around, tried to covertly attack Tariq Nelson and myself. In other words, more pompous than pious in his writing.”

“He did not mention either of us by name but anyone who has read what we have written knows who he is talking about and he should have been a man and showed a little courage and just came out and said it instead of doing what is the equivalent to punching a guy in the back and then running before he can turn around and that is the difference between Abu Ameerah and myself; I do not hide behind false pieties and I say what I mean and mean what I say and if I think something I come right out and say it.”

“There may be some truth in this that American-Muslims are often promoted to be a public face for Muslims in America; but more often than not you will find masjids in America ran by people who cannot clearly speak the English language, do not understand the society they live in, and have a whole host of cultural baggage they try and pass off as Islam.”

“There is a saying in English “attack the message not then messenger” and I think that is what Abu Ameerah is doing with Tariq and myself and what is the root of his anger? The root of this that this brother adheres to a “back home” mentality of ignoring problems and not speaking of them and hoping they will go away and if they cannot go away then making a conspiracy to explain them away and that is his cultural baggage. He is more than happy to point out the faluts in others but as soon as someone points a finger and those near to him he gets this mentality.”

“This was first on display when he, along with a few others, accused me of being a Sufi, with no evidence to the claim, during my Rise and Fall of the Salafi Dwah series, and then AA himself basically accused me of being a liar and saying I did not see what I did see but was too cowardly to come right out and say it and the root of his anger was that I was talking about things which he felt should have been ignored and not discussed. Well, sorry akh, I am not shutting up, and your little Internet rants do not impress me, and if you want to shut me up you will have to kill me and I think all of your homeboys who could do the killing are busy doing stupid stuff in Kashmir and blowing themselves up in Pakistan in order to overthrow the corrupt ruler of a falied state created more than a half-century ago by a British puppet.”

1. “…someone who has been repeatedly critical of my writing…

Hmmm…let’s see. How many times have I been “critical” of your writing? You could probably count the number of times on one hand (likely minus the thumb) if you wanted. In terms of your actual style of writing (grammar & mechanics) … I don’t see much of a problem. However, I think it wouldn’t hurt you to use the spellchecker that wordpress offers.

2. “…written in a pretentious way of the kind of religious “know it all guy” everyone hates to be around…

I, too, could think of quite a few…shall we say…colorful adjectives to describe you and your blog right about now akhi. Also, today is Yawm al-Jumuah so I’ll do my best to refrain, inshallah. A”religious know-it-all guy” … Moi? I have usually refrained from getting into religious debates with you or your supporters as this ultimately serves no purpose. Also, I think others that actually take your blog seriously have gotten into it with you much worse (in terms of religious matters) akhi.

3. “…tried to covertly attack Tariq Nelson and myself.

Wow! “Covertly” huh? Was this some kind of CIA sponsored black-op akhi? Get your mind out of conspiracy theory land and try writing something of substance for once. Allow me to be clear on this: When I sat down to write the original post I had no idea what your opinion on the Lal Masjid situation was (and neither would I have cared frankly). I know it is hard akhi … but I want you to keep in mind that THE WORLD DOES NOT REVOLVE AROUND YOU! I realize that I have, unfortunately, commented on your blog in the past. Yet…both you and the blog are really of no consequence to the vast majority of Muslims who do not live for the “Jihad of Umar”. In other words…the world is full of so much more than simply your inane observations. Don’t take it too hard akhi…I tried to break it to you as gently as I could. Here’s a tissue.

4. “…more pompous than pious in his writing…

My writing is “pompous” akhi? LOL… Have you taken a hard look at your own writing recently? Well, akhi, hate to break it to you … but … the overly opinionated and culturally chauvinistic tone that you have demonstrated in your writing is quite clearly on display and available for all of your many readers to see. The way in which you deal with (and obsess over) issues of race, ethnicity, nationality, and culture is rife with a sense of an “Us vs. Them” notion amongst fellow believers of all people. Well, I suppose that I would be a more pious individual if I did an analysis of The Sopranos … or if I wrote about the movie 300 … or if I made reference to a skanky model in my blog. Sound familiar? It’s that good ‘ole fashion moderate Muslim piety on display, right?! TASTY!

5. “…he should have been a man and showed a little courage and just came out and said it…

I won’t attack your manhood akhi … but if attacking others and lacking adab in dealing with believers is in any way the mark of a man … then YOU DA’ MAN akhi! YOU DA’ MAN! Allow me to make mention, once again, that the original post was NOT directed toward you! I was merely recalling my own dealings with Muslims in organizations that I have been a part of. Also, as we will see later on … you accuse me of calling you are Sufi. How could I have the courage to do that (which I did not) and yet I would not have the courage to call you out on my own blog? Makes no sense if you ask me.

6. “I do not hide behind false pieties and I say what I mean and mean what I say and if I think something I come right out and say it.”

Nope! No sir! You don’t “hide”. You just rudely go on the attack without giving a brother the benefit of the doubt. I mean … you could have simply dropped me an email. However, I suppose that wouldn’t have garnered the attention and smack-down controversy you were looking for. I mean, if it is your intention to be the Don Imus of the Muslim blogosphere … then go ahead be my guest!

Hey Umar, am I hiding now?

7. “…I think that is what Abu Ameerah is doing with Tariq and myself and what is the root of his anger?”

Again…I go back to the point. How did you know that I was attacking either you or Br. Tariq Nelson? I suppose, you know what is in the hearts of the believers? How can you be sure that I was attacking you? If there was a doubt … couldn’t you have emailed me … or left a comment (in the Lal Masjid posting) for me to respond to?

8. “…this brother adheres to a “back home” mentality of ignoring problems and not speaking of them and hoping they will go away and if they cannot go away then making a conspiracy to explain them away and that is his cultural baggage.”

You have beaten the “back home mentality” point to death akhi. You seem to use it quite often. Particularly, when brothers/sisters disagree with you on a point or simply with the way in which you dealt with a particular issue. I don’t think this tactic works with me akhi. I hold the same citizenship and nationality as you akhi. My skin tone (and that of my parents) may differ from yours … but that doesn’t mean that I ascribe to some kind of convoluted “back home” mentality as you have asserted. See, akhi, my “back home” is right here … just like you … I have nowhere else to go at the moment. My point, akhi, is that as Muslims we should use hikmah in dealing with situations … rather than resorting to a Jerry Springer style airing of the dirty the laundry so to speak.

Since we are on the topic of “cultural baggage” akhi, I think that you should also deal with your baggage. Unfortunately your baggage seems to permeate nearly every post you write about issues related to Muslims (either foreign or native born).

9. “He is more than happy to point out the faluts in others but as soon as someone points a finger and those near to him he gets this mentality.”

I was thinking the same about you akhi. Small world isn’t it?! LOL

10. “…accused me of being a Sufi, with no evidence to the claim, during my Rise and Fall of the Salafi Dwah series…

When did I ever (directly) accuse of you of being, or refer to you as, a Sufi? I thought the “Rise and Fall…” series was somewhat of a joke … but beyond that I never recall having called you a Sufi. What would be wrong if someone were to call you a Sufi anyway? Do you have something against Sufis? Try to be more clear akhi.

11. “…and then AA himself basically accused me of being a liar…

Don’t give me “basically” … that nonsense. Did I actually refer to you as a liar? If I did … the bring the proof akhi. I do recall disagreeing with you that you were a regular attendee of The Center for Islamic Information and Education (Dar al Arqam). I know that you attended the dars a number of times as I would often see you there. Once in particular you were telling a group of us brothers sitting on the floor (including Shiekh Ali), after Salat al Isha, about your travels to Israel. I specifically remember that you made mention of the fact that the Israeli authorities did not harass you while you on the actual trip.

12. “…the root of his anger was that I was talking about things which he felt should have been ignored and not discussed.”

Uhhh…No. I have simply disagreed with the central argument that you made in “The Rise and Fall…” series, akhi. That in no way means that I’m in favor of sweeping critical matters (that impact Muslim) beneath the rug — no matter how many times you say to the contrary.

13. “…I am not shutting up, and your little Internet rants do not impress me…

No one has told you to shut up…even though it seems we’re getting close to that point. Also, what do you call your post about me? If not a “rant” … then was it some kind of UN fact finding mission report? Furthermore, nothing you do or have done up to this point has impressed me “akh” … and I could care less what newspaper you rant write for or what radio show you go on.

14. “…if you want to shut me up you will have to kill me…

You have also used this line in one of your blog postings before. Only then, you seemed to want terrorists or Iraqis with “sharp knives” and bombs to kill you. Is it me or does someone have a death wish? The fact of the matter is that nobody is trying to kill you akhi. Well, I don’t know how many people you’ve managed to irritate in St. Louis or NYC … so I’ll just say that I doubt anyone is trying to kill you. Relax akhi. Lighten’ up! Either you are stressed out or the “kill me” reference has something to do a soap opera audition. I know that such dramatic statements bring more readers to your blog akhi … but I really don’t care for it.

15. “…all of your homeboys who could do the killing are busy doing stupid stuff in Kashmir and blowing themselves up in Pakistan in order to overthrow the corrupt ruler…

What the … ? It’s “brothers” like you… making such asinine allegations that helped McNulty and Kromberg secure (bogus) convictions in the case of the “Virginia 11” including the like Sheikh Ali al Timimi or Br. Sabri ben Kahla or the rest of the “Virginia 11” (May Allah Azza Wa’Jall free them from the hands of the tawagheet, ameen!)

Also, I think your reference to Kashmir and the militancy in that particular region of conflict is a bit of a red herring, in and of itself. You tend to do this whenever you lack a cohesive argument or when you just want to bring negative attention upon someone. Therefore, anyone who differs with you on a particular matter can easily be linked to “terrorists” … or militant groups … or whatever you feel like. Kashmir had nothing to do with my Lal Masjid post and yet you felt like bringing that in. I find that interesting and pathetic at the same time.

Ultimately, akhi, you still likely would have remained the brave man that your are — had you simply emailed me in the first place. The choice was yours to make.

***UPDATE***

When you lack a response…this is what you do…a halfhearted attempt, at best, by the Blogger Currently Known as Umar Lee. I will continue to stand by my original post on the Lal Masjid as well as the above clarification and response to Lee’s attack. Umar Lee has offered no proof to defend his accusations … until then I will continue to regard them as nothing more than exaggerated speech.  Furthermore, I doubt if he even read the entire post.

So, in closing, when you lack a response … do as Umar Lee does … simply reassert your original point or argument (even if it is incorrect). To be quite honest, I expected more from such an acclaimed and well-known Muslim blogger.

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ISNA “Unplugged”…

Posted by abu ameerah on Sunday, July 22, 2007

Why I don’t attend ISNA Conferences…

Reason #12,847

Disclaimer: I apologize for the following…

 

  1. This use of instrumentation during this mini ISNA concert program.
  2. The poor use of instruments during this mini ISNA concert program.
  3. The inability of the lead singer to actually…well…sing. Didn’t this guy attend Choir in high school like the rest of us?
  4. The waste of time you probably experienced while watching this video.
  5. The noise pollutions that this band (and the video of this band) has caused.

 

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Ligers and Tigons, Oh My!

Posted by abu ameerah on Wednesday, July 18, 2007

This is what happens when man tinkers with the creation of Allah (AWJ)…

 

http://www.lairweb.org.nz/tiger/tigons.html

 

 

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Haven’t they ever watched Animal Planet before?

Posted by abu ameerah on Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Here’s a conspiracy (theory) I bet you never saw coming. I mean, there are conspiracies and then there are conspiracies. I have no idea what to make of this one. Well, it seems that local residents in the southern Iraqi city of Basra have recently accused the British military of releasing a number of badgers among the populace in order to “sow panic.” The residents, it seems, have chosen to ignore the 4+ year old military occupation of their country…chosen to ignore the daily death and destruction that has been visited upon their nation…and have chosen to ignore the many infrastructural failures that plauge Iraq.

Instead the residents of Basra have chosen to target Mellivora capensis, also known as the honey badger. The honey badger, as it is commonly known, does indeed have a reputation for being a ferocious albeit little predator — and it is even known to kill (large) python and venemous snakes. However, dear readers, I find it unlikely that the honey badger is the newest weapon in the British military arsenal. C’mon…think about it for a moment…the Queen’s Army supposedly raising a super vicious breed of badger to terrorize the people of Iraq. Who needs a bagder anyway, when we already had a “poodle” like former PM Tony Blair to do plenty-ah-terrorizin’ in Iraq.

I also doubt that the British are using these wild beasts to provoke tension with Muqtada al Sadr and his Mahdi Army (Jaish al Mahdi). The likelihood of the honey badger being part of some broader military strategy on the part of the British is about as probable as ME being the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Oxford in the field of Neuropsychopharmacology.

I have no clue as to what the Shia of Basra were thinking with this conspiracy theory. Perhaps this was some kind of ill-conceived ploy at defending al Sadr and his thugs. Perhaps, the reason we haven’t seen or heard much from al Sadr recently is due to this wild outbreak of feral beast. Perhaps al Sadr is trying to negociate some kind of political resolution vis-a-vis elements of the Sunni insurgency and the Supreme Council for The Honey Badger Political Revolution In Iraq (SCHBPRII)? Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

Or, is it possible that the mighty Mahdi Army has simply been routed from the field of battle by these curious little creatures? I mean, would they really stand a chance in a one-on-one battle against this worthy foe? I think not! (lol) I can just picture Mahdi militia types running through the streets of Basra, having dropped their Iranian made RPG’s, shouting — “The Badgers are coming! THE BADGERS ARE COMING!”

Continue reading: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6295138.stm

More on Honey Badgers:

http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0409/feature6/index.html?fs=www7.nationalgeographic.com

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“Ay you! Yeah, YOU! You talkin’ tah me? I mean…I saw you over there lookin’ at me. You wanna piece ah me? You want somma dis? Alright…it’s freakin’ GO TIME PAL!”

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Even though I’m a robber…I still need hugs.

Posted by abu ameerah on Saturday, July 14, 2007

Robber demands cash — but settles for a glass of wine and a group hug

WASHINGTON: A would-be robber was disarmed by hospitable hosts who offered him a glass of wine and sent him off with a group hug but no cash.

A group of friends was finishing a dinner of marinated steaks and jumbo shrimp on the back patio of a Washington, D.C. home when a hooded man slid through an open gate and pointed a handgun at the head of a 14-year-old girl.

“Give me your money, or I’ll start shooting,” the intruder said, according to Washington, D.C., police and witnesses. Everyone froze, including the girl’s parents. Then one guest spoke up.

“We were just finishing dinner,” Cristina “Cha Cha” Rowan, 43, told the man. “Why don’t you have a glass of wine with us?”

The intruder had a sip of their Chateau Malescot St-Exupery and said, “Damn, that’s good wine.”

Read on: http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/07/13/america/NA-ODD-US-Robber-Group-Hug.php

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Did someone say camouflage?

Posted by abu ameerah on Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The would-be thief proves that crime really doesn’t pay…especially when you’re a complete idiot. Imagine the detailed planning that it took for this guy to hatch such a scheme. 10 maybe 15 seconds while in a half-drunken stupor? This guy would have been less conspicuous if he would have dressed up as a giant prophylactic while holding up a sign that would’ve read, “Kiss me…I’m Irish.”

 

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Indecision 2008…Steven Colbert interviews Ron Paul

Posted by abu ameerah on Sunday, July 8, 2007

Rep. Ron Paul is an interesting figure in American politics. He is a Republican, yet he isn’t the typical kind of Republican that one might expect to come out of the GOP. Here are a few points about Ron Paul:

  • He isn’t an Iraq War supporter…
  • He is fiscally conservative…
  • Doesn’t support gun control…
  • He wants to do away with a number of Federal agencies…
  • He wants America to return to the Gold-Standard…
  • Refers to himself as a Constitutionalist…
  • He’s from Texas…
  • Looks like my Drivers-Ed instructor in high school…
  • He isn’t Mexican…
  • I’m pretty sure he isn’t Vietnamese…
  • He might be Pakistani though…
  • Definately a wahabi…

 

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whatever…

Posted by abu ameerah on Thursday, July 5, 2007

Yesterday was the 4th of July…*yawn*…uhhhhhhh…

In honor of our recent celebrations, Let us hold a moment of silence to remember all of the brave hotdogs that were sacrificed yesterday so that proud Americans could enjoy some down-home barbeque. Let us not forget the sacrifice of the cattle who died yesterday so that America could enjoy steak and ribs. Let us not forget the many chickens that lost their lives so that Americans could eat fried chicken (or BBQ) to their hearts desire.

moving right along…

I thought this clip is kinda important around these times when patriotic sentiment is so high.  Here is Bush a few months ago on the lecture circuit, one of the rare times that he isn’t playing golf, likely trying to sell his Iraq war policy (I don’t think the “surge” was fully in effect around the time of this speech).

After the speech concludes, at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced and Internatioal Studies (SAIS), the President then allows time for a Q & A session.  Only, in typical “W” (Dubya) fashion — he can take a question — he just can’t answer it.  Seems like a familiar theme with this administration.  Anyway, notice how he “dodges” (his own word) the question…by trying to make a subtle, yet awkward, joke.  He then pretends that he is thoughtfully listening to the question posed to him (as if he going to follow with some kind of legitimate response) and then completely plays it off by repeating the same failed joke only to move on to the next question.  

This is the Commander In Thief Chief?

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this is what you get when people take cartoons a lil bit toooo far…

Posted by abu ameerah on Tuesday, July 3, 2007

I heard about this on the news the other day…and it was weird then…but it seems even more strange upon further inspection. Forget the Simpsons movie folks — this is the Simpsons in “real life” or at least it seems that way. I don’t know, but I think this media studnt may prove to be the bane of the rather well manicured existence that Indian-Americans have carved out for themselves in this “great land of opportunity”. Nonetheless, why is it that the character who is the owner/manager of the Kwik-E-Mart on the Simpsons cartoon, Apu Nahasapeemahpehtilon, resembles nearly every aspiring Indian Computer Science/Medical/Engineering student that I have ever encountered in my life? Anyway, without further ado, the real-life Kwik-E-Mart…

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/01/AR2007070101013.html

 

http://www.gazette.net/stories/070407/hyatnew194500_32357.shtml

 

http://dcist.com/2007/07/02/thank_you_come.php

 

http://www.newsday.com/business/am-simpsons0703,0,532213.story?coll=ny-top-headlines

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The reader may notice that my spelling of Apu’s last name differs from what others take as the more conventional spelling. This is because I believe my spelling of Apu‘s last name is more accurate. Apu is also married and has eight children (octuplets). His wife goes by the name Manjula.

Note to Self: Avoid 7-11’s with KWIK-E-MART theme for the next few weeks months. Also, urge those of South Asian descent Desi FoB-ishness (who fit the Apu profile) to avoid these convenient stores as well. If you, or someone you know, fit this profile than I beseech you not to go to the 7-11 KWIK-E-MARTs. If you are not aware of the Apu profile, here it is in all its Desi glory:

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Demonizing Muslims is fun…really…it is!

Posted by abu ameerah on Sunday, July 1, 2007

Faux News (FOX) up to it’s old tabloid new tricks again. You silly guys! When are you going to learn that you could just kill every Muslim — one military invasion at a time — that’s all? What are us Mozzzlems going to do against your sophisticated military hardware? All we have are camels and cous-cous, right?! How could the Mozzzlems fund a sustained military campaign? The oil is gonna run out, eventually, ain’t it? C’mon FAUX News…get with the program.

Anway, here is a rather tasty article that I came across…

“In the third Hannity & Colmes segment Friday night (6/29/07) devoted to the London car bomb, the sole guest was Brigitte Gabriel, aka “The Shrieking Muslim Hater.” Whatever the question, Gabriel answers it by shrieking about how horrible and how dangerous Muslims are. Naturally, she’s a favorite of Sean Hannity. With video.

The chyron on the screen read, “Are Muslim extremists in London to blame for this plot?” One wonders why FOX News bothered to put it in the form of a question. With a single guest like Gabriel, there’s only one answer. And, just in case the audience doubted her opinion, the chyron under her name said, “Terrorism Expert.” However, the audience never found out what kind of credentials she had.”

Read on:

 

http://www.newshounds.us/2007/07/01/fox_news_makes_political_hay_out_of_the_london_car_bomb_plot_pt_3_by_demonizing_muslims.php#more

After you read through the article in the link above. Why not check out these peaceful Zionists (that Brigitte Gabriel so fondly speaks of) in action:

Actually, the Palestinian girl is probably a terrorist. Well, at least she looks kinda mean.   So she should feel greatful that she didn’t catch a sniper round to the head.

 

 

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retarded programming humor…

Posted by abu ameerah on Friday, June 29, 2007

Well it seems that the Ruby on Rails people have a sense of humor do they? Here is a clip that I found somewhat amusing…

 

 

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Royal approval…

Posted by abu ameerah on Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Well it’s official folks. One of the most — if not the most — prolific Muslim bloggers of all time has put his official seal of approval on a new term. This term will, inshallah, be used for all time to describe a particular subset of people who follow one of Great Sidi’s of our time. The term is as follows:

Hansonite: (Han-SUhn-ayht) (n.) 1. A devoted follower of Sidi Hamza Yusuf Hanson. 2. The Blind follower of Sidi Hamza Yusuf Hanson. 3. Any member or student of the Zaytuna Institute. 4. Any member or follower of the various sects of Sufism.

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