Calling Islam out for what it is. And not letting them play us as misunderstood victims.
February 2 has a variety of significance going all the way back to pre-Roman times
The ancient solar calender – Ancient cultures such as the Neolithic (Stone Age) people who build Newgrange in Ireland aligned their monuments to the major solar events, the Winter Solstice, the Spring Equinox, the Summer Solstice and the Autumn Equinox. The solar year was further divided to mark the half way points between the major solar events giving the cross quarter days of Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasadh and Samhain.
Festival of Lights
Many people believe that some of Candlemas’ activities stem from pagan observances such as Imbolc, a Gaelic festival, or the Roman feast of Lupercalia. Candles in early times not only were a light source were thought to protect against plague, illness and famine.
I those times it was known as the “Festival of Lights“. It was celebrated as the mid-point of winter. Halfway between the winter solstice, the shortest day. and the summer equinox , where day and night are even. It was the celebration of the increased strength of the life-giving sun as winter gives way to spring.
Enter the Christians
Candlemas – Festival of the Candles
This is the oldest feast in the Christian church. Candles were important at the time and very symbolic to Christians. They are symbolic of the days before Jesus when the world was in the Dark. Jesus is known to them as the “Light of the World” and lit candles remind them of this.
This day is where all of the candles to be used during the coming year are gathered in the church and blessed giving the name – Festival Day / Mass of the Candles.
At home all the candles are lit.
Presentation of Christ in the Temple
A secondary significance for Christians is a traditional celebration of the ritual purification of Mary forty days after the birth of Jesus, being presented in the temple in Jerusalem. Because of this, tradition also says manger scenes should not be put away until Candlemas, which is the last feast of the Christmas cycle.
Now for the Folklore
Early folklore believed that this day predicted the weather for the rest of the winter. A bright sunny day meant there was more winter to come, a a cloudy,wet and stormy day meant that the worst of winter was over.
The German proverb is the the concept that was brought to America and perpetuated by these German immigrants that settled in the Pennsylvania area.
” The badger peeps out of his hole on Candlemas Day, and, if he finds snow ,walks abroad, but if he sees sun shining he draws back into his hole.”
In America the woodchuck / ground hog has been substituted for the badger.
So there we have Punxsutawney Phil!
New Years Eve fireworks? Yeah! We [ISIS] did that!
News just in! The ISIS network claims that their cell of covert explosive agents throughout the United States set that all up as a demonstration of our superior explosive technology! Yeah! Whatever. Previously they were limited to blowing up their own neighbors with crapass cars and trucks. And also losing explosive “experts” with every event.
I have an idea! Now we can give them a get out of jail free experience. To ply their trade as New Years Eve entertainers. I can only watch and applaud as each firework goes off by picturing another ISIS bomber strapped to it while heading out over the water for our entertainment! How thoughtful. And with such a wonderful colored exit! Nice one! Great execution! Outstanding choreography! Keep up the great work! More! More!
Of course they are! It is the only way they can stay relevant!
I want in on this!
How about this impractical scenario. Say I blow up my mailbox with a cherry bomb, publish it as a major bombing attack against a symbol of the oppressive US Government and US Postal Service with an unknown number of parcels killed, er, destroyed or wounded, er, torn in the daring daylight attack on the Post Office [aka mailbox], throw in some really shaky dark vid from a cell phone of the “attack” making sure it is just blurry enough that you can’t tell if it’s a mailbox or a semi-tractor trailer, publish on Facedork that I really, really, really don’t like continually getting junk mail from a Nigerian prince and wait for the claims from Amaq to pour in! Yeah. Whatever.
Well instead we can just wait for the claims following New Years Eve! Stay tuned! I will be watching and waiting! But only after I get a new mailbox!
Is there any doubt on the identity / religious background of the perpetrators?
That my friends is Islamic Reality!
Now we have a vehicle attack in Australia. And , while not trying to be Captain Obvious, it is right out of the Islamic terror playbook. A Muslim driving a car into a crowd of innocent people at high speed. Am I Islamophobic? Nope! Islamic realist! I am sure that the perpetrators are Muslim and whether or not they were radicalized by ISIS is irrelavant. Odds on favorite they are Muslim. Worldwide attacks of this design are overwhelmingly Muslim.
It is also a predictable response that someone or some Islamic group will play down the terrorist label. Guaranteed! But the reality is that they are Muslims carrying out a terrorist act. All in the name of Allah. Pretty straight forward. Nothing more to say here.
Except for saying please stop with the religion of peace chant! It is not , and never has been, any of that.
By Daniel Greenfield Allahu Akbar. You hear it everywhere these days. Special agent Scott Wickland said that he heard cries of “Allahu Akbar” before the Benghazi attack. And then the guards ran for their guns. In Nice, France, the Islamic terrorist who killed 86 people and wounded over 400 by running them over with […]
We all know that they perpetuate and reinforce the Islamic doctrine of hatred and terror. It is at the core of their “religion”.
By Joe Kaufman Sayfullo Saipov, the 29-year-old Uzbekistan-born ISIS operative who killed eight people after driving a truck down a crowded bicycle path in New York City, worshiped at a mosque around the corner from his and his family’s Paterson, New Jersey residence, Masjid Omar bin al-Khattab. The mosque has been associated with a […]
Two events that caught my eye have dramatically different outcomes.
LA teacher taken hostage by a “disturbed” parent
The first event was the taking hostage of a 70 year old teacher by a man in LA. The outcome was that Luvelle Kennon was killed after a 7 hour long standoff. The part that peaked my interest was not that he was killed but that the response of the family to the incident and that now it is all about probing into his “motivations”.
“He had a breakdown, and he relapsed again. That’s all, he’s not dangerous” Kennon’s uncle Carl Jackson said before the standoff ended. “It’s just a matter of getting in there and talking to him, because we can talk to him.”
It is predictable for the relatives of the dead hostage taker to voice sympathy for the man. This is after Riverside resident Luvelle Kennon, 27 assaulted a teacher who confronted him before taking the teacher hostage for 7 hours.
It is closely followed by law enforcement probing the individuals “motivation” after such an event. If you follow the Uncle’s train of thought, they just needed to talk to him. After 7 hours of that it wasn’t to be. While the fatal outcome was unfortunate and at this time unpublished as to what killed him he was definitely a concern to law enforcement being that he was in Castle View Elementary School, had assaulted one man and taken a teacher as a hostage. But he died as a result of his actions whatever the “motivation”.
“Deranged” truck driver kills 8 and injures 11 in NYC
29-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov drove a rented truck 4 blocks down a crowded bicycle path while shouting “Allahu Akbar,” Arabic for “God is great,” when he exited the truck with a potential weapon in each hand. He was subsequently shot in the abdomen and taken down. Alive.
This event needs NO interpretation as to motivation! Yes, it was a “terrorist attack”! But, NO, he is not “a sick and deranged person”! He is a Muslim. If anything his “sickness” is being a Muslim. No more analysis needed. He’s not Catholic, or Protestant , or Jewish. He is a Muslim. It is their charter as a Muslim to do this! In order to further Islam. And in the current times it it painfully obvious that the followers of Islam are the overwhelming world wide perpetrators almost daily of heinous crimes against humanity! And that even includes other Muslims, in the name of Allah.
“He was a very good person when I knew him,” Kobiljon Matkarov, an Uzbek immigrant who met the suspect in Florida, told The New York Times. “He liked the U.S. He seemed very lucky and all the time he was happy and talking like everything is O.K. He did not seem like a terrorist, but I did not know him from the inside.”
It is somewhat ironic that it happened in the shadow of World Trade Center memorial. The site of the killing of 2,996 and injuring over 6000 Americans at the hands of Islamic terrorists.
“He was really calm,” Dilnoza Abdusamatova told The Cincinnati Enquirer. “He always used to work. He wouldn’t go to parties or anything. He only used to come home and rest and leave and go back to work.”
Now we get to the almost laughable description of him from acquaintances. According to them he was a great guy. Hard working and a diligent worker. Key in on the statement “He did not seem like a terrorist“. But he was! This is really the main theme of Islamic terrorism. Of course they are not going to call him out! Then they too, would be suspect.
He came here in 2010 from Uzbekistan under what is called the Diversity Visa Program. He has a wife and children. But it wasn’t until yesterday that he took it upon himself to commit an act of terrorism in the name of ISIS and Allah. After 17 years in hiding his all too real intentions. And even willing to leave behind his family. How disturbing is that! This is what can only be described as a “sleeper”. This too is dictated and outlined in their guide book.
In My Opinion
Caution! Acidic and Pointed
The LA incident played out to an unfortunate end. Mental health in America is an ever present problem. The familial responses to the unfolding events were predictable. The NYC incident also played out to an unfortunate end. It reinforces what the world is reminded daily of the ramifications of being blind to the sinister intent of the culture of Islam.
This is the face of the potential threat posed by the followers of Islam. Let me repeat that. ANY Muslim. The act is right out of the published Islamic terrorist playbooks. The truck attacks in Paris [ 86 dead / 458 injured ] and Berlin [ 12 dead / 56 injured ] are hideous examples of this.
And please don’t play the Islamophobia card! Hopefully you understand that phobias are “extreme irrational” fears of something! The fear of Islam is not in any way irrational! It is an extreme, very real and substantiated fear! Yeah! I do take it personally when me and my family are specifically named as infidels and because of this I am targeted for extreme harm! This very rational fear is continually fed by catastrophic daily events, like the latest one in NYC, throughout the world to that end.
Unfortunately it is an integral component built into the Islamic culture. Dictated and orchestrated by their guide book. And documented by their activities for 1400 years.
I am somewhat disappointed that the “suspect” was not terminated with extreme prejudice after emerging from the vehicle with a potential weapon in each hand. [ Sorry! No 72 virgins for you! ] The result is that now we, the people, have to bear the cost of medical, legal and housing of this terrorist Muslim asshat for years to come! Sending him to visit Allah would had been a much more economical solution.