Here is another case of a Former Republican US congressman riding the wheel-less boogie of ”Sharia law”, in order to ; I don’t know exactly the purpose of his banter.
But here it is. You be the judge of his judgement.
Former Rep. Allen West (R-Florida) apparently made an embarrassing error after he couldn’t buy alcohol from a particular Walmart cashier in Dallas, Texas.
In a since-updated blog post on his site, the conservative firebrand suggested on Monday that he wasn’t allow to purchase booze from the employee because the cashier was Muslim and the store had adopted “Sharia law.” (The Islamic religion prohibits alcohol consumption.)
“There was a young man doing the checkout and another Walmart employee came over and put up a sign, ‘No alcohol products in this lane’ So being the inquisitive fella I am, I used my additional set of eyes — glasses — to see the young checkout man’s name. Let me just say it was NOT ‘Steve,’” West wrote.
He then used the incident to lament that Christians are being forced to violate their faith by serving same-sex weddings.
“Imagine that, this employee at Walmart refused to just scan a bottle or container of an alcoholic beverage — and that is acceptable,” he continued. “A Christian business owner declines to participate or provide service to a specific event — a gay wedding — which contradicts their faith, and the State crushes them.”
However, it turns out that the cashier was just too young to sell alcohol under store policy. West’s post was subsequently updated with an “EDITOR’s NOTE” to explain the snafu.
“We spoke to the Walmart store, and apparently employees under 21 years old are prohibited from selling cigarettes and alcohol,” the story now reads. “However, that isn’t to say Walmart isn’t selectively caving to Muslim demands, such as this case regarding Halal meat in Ohio.”
The left-leaning organization Media Matters first flagged West’s mistake on Monday evening
As accusations are being hurled from the extreme right against First Lady Michelle Obama, accusing her of being “racist” during her Commencement Speech at Tuskegee University, I am forced to take up the pen after a long hiatus. And trust me the accusations are not responsible for my decision to start writing again. They only forced me to listen to her speech and I was completely blown away once I heard it. I realized and agonized over the fact that her speech is being evaluated through a completely opposite prism by the extreme Right, who almost sound nuts when they accuse her of being Racist and Loud and refuse to acknowledge the feelings of frustration which disenfranchised minorities go through in their daily lives. They refer to guarantees of equality and freedoms which the Constitution provides, but do not acknowledge that these guarantees are still in need of implementation in their complete and true form. We all know that its a continues process and can not be achieved in a short period of time. Its a constant and conscious effort which has to be carried out by common people for generations to come before we might reach a near perfect society where all of us have equal footing. And here I want to clarify to my good old, right winger friends, when Michelle Obama or I talk about equality, we are not talking about complete equality among all humans or redistribution of wealth, we are only talking about the equality of opportunities and equality of starting points. Then, after that we welcome the fair game. The conservative Cable Radio shows branded her speech to be angry and racist. In reality, the speech was bold, passionate and inspiring in so many ways. It’s not against anyone, but it does push everyone to rise up and realize their fullest potential against all the odds.
Mrs Obama’s speech was nothing short of outstanding and historic in its content. This was the Speech in which she boldly laid out in front of the world her personal experiences before and after becoming First Lady of United State Of America. She clearly realizes and understands that her becoming the first African American First Lady of most powerful Nation on the Planet does not wash away all kinds of discrimination. Nor does it take away the hurdles of the downtrodden that our communities are facing every day of their lives and how their struggle to have equal footing even after 6 decades of constitutional guarantees is still an uphill battle.
I was completely moved by each and every word of it. She started the speech with Tuskegee’s historical fight against Slavery and the achievements of the oppressed against all odds and she tied it with the present day struggle of equal footing. Even though she was addressing the Black Community and their trails and tribulations in everyday life, I believe her speech resonates with all the people who feel as though they are falling through the cracks in our system. Whether they are blacks, browns, whites, or any other other races who face challenges in their everyday lives and whose American Dream is yet to be realized.
The extreme right winger nut jobs may be calling her racist or prejudiced, but they just can’t see that her speech was strong, motivating, and inspiring.
The crux of her speech is to continue the struggle against all hurdles and achieve the best possible which our great country offers.
Please listen to her speech and get inspired.
Michelle Obama’s Historic Speech at Tuskegee University
Well Well Well, in life we have options and consequence of a selecting a wrong option.
Well, what to do?
Option 1: Support Egypt military/dictatorship
Option 2: Support the democratically elected legitimate imperfect govt.
These are the questions faced by the rest of the democratic world (particularly the leader of free world (USA)), so what option will the free world take, easy one (option 1) or the right one (option 2).
If the choice is Option 1: then its a easy one. Every dictator of this region will fully support it 100%. Just look who is behind the military right now: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, and the rest of dictatorship. Here is the article talking about this regimes and their support of military coup. Mideast Allies Press U.S. on Egypt. Its obvious why these dictators are supporting Egypt military coup, and its because they don’t want another democratic govt in their mist after first country (Iraq) became democratic country. Its a thread to their kingdoms/dictatorships.
But if the choice is Option 2: then its hard one in the short term but long term its the best for the whole free world. This goes without saying that the best outcome should be a democratic country with free and fair society. In short term, it will be messy and bloody or failed attempts, but longer term it will be the best outcome for democratic world.
We will see that these dictatorships will be phased out by the people of respective countries and the freedom and democracy will flourish. Let’s give democratic Egypt a helping hand and let’s not get cheated by the false rumors or propaganda. We have seen how the people got slaughtered just for protesting against the coup. Democracy is messy but it doesn’t mean the military comes in and takes over. So, let’s show the military that they don’t have a place in civic life and they should remain in barrackS protecting country and let the civil society decides the outcome of the country political process.
Looks like a democratic country, product of Arab Spring turned out to be a pathetic example of democracy.
After successfully overthrowing the true dictator( of long times) and the military backers, and going through election and electing the govt., people decided they liked the idea of revolution and tends to play this as a game instead of working together and making this process work.
Odd, this same people who were suppressed by the Mubarak and the military are now demanding the military to be back in the business of controlling the country and the politics.
If the new govt. which they elected didn’t work for them, they should have followed the democratic mean to replace it and not by dictates or inviting the old order to help. THIS IS A GRAVE MISTAKE and SURE THOSE WHO BROUGHT THIS ON THE COUNTRY WILL REPENT IT. Military will now be using this situation to keep themselves in the political business and RULE the country by “divide and rule” policies petting one group against the others. This is a Very unfortunate OUTCOME.
Egypt people learn a very bad lesson from the democratic movements of Arab Spring. Instead of understanding that the democracy is a process where people choose their govt. by voting and the party with majority gets the mandate to govern the country for the specified time period. People instead thought of throwing the elected govt. by demands, force, and riots but not by means of democracy like voting them out in the next elections or any other democratic means. They should understand that there are other methods within democratic systems to protest and remove a govt. They should follow the democratic means to put the Govt. on notice and might be follow the no=confidence vote within parliament or any other body of the govt.
If all the democratic methods which are legal are exhausted and or not representative, they should demands early elections or wait its turn for the next election to choose any other party of their choice.
Activists and rights groups say violence continues against Burma’s ethnic Muslim minorities, six weeks after a state of emergency was declared in western Rakhine state.
The government says at least 78 people have been killed in the region since late May, when longstanding tensions between the Buddhist Rakhines and Muslim Rohingyas erupted into communal violence.
To read more click below. Rights Abuses Persist Against Burmese Muslims