North Korea and fascism

North Korea never attracted my attention before. I knew next to nothing. Angry leader, communism, weird rules and that was about it. A blank spot on the map. But, I’ve done some studying and the biggest discovery is:

North Korea is a fascist state. People are starving so the leader can build his guns. People executed if they fail to shed tears in morning of previous leaders. People prohibited from their own opinions. And maybe the worst example: People living in fear of a imminent nuclear attack from America – each day for years. Millions of people suffering a horrible leader.

It’s the old fascist recipe for ruling – keep people in fear. Instigate segregation laws or apartheid laws. In the history there have been fears of Jews, Russians, Africans and today Americans, Muslims and so on. Create propaganda. Or “fake news”. Make believe.

Something about North Korea that would profoundly mess with my personality: The speakers everywhere. Playing music when they think you should go to bed or wake up in the morning.  The fusebox would blow for sure. I’ve lived hearing sermons in speakers and I’d take that any day. It’s cultural, it’s given by concern or love or lack of seats in the building. It’s not to annoy anyone.

I’m not sure the North Koreans want to be free. I don’t think they understand the concept of freedom. How can you, if you never saw it?

 

 

100 quite unbelievable days

The White House opened it doors to a bunch of people that didn’t mind bring the lies with them. Hard to feed the American people but still, with some success. We learned words like “alternative fact” and “fake news”. The worlds local media scratched their heads and didn’t really know if it was for real.

I guess we all hoped for the country to come together. But on the contrary, the campaign-like rallies kept going on and the people got more divided. Races, colors, religion – everything got infected. Actually to the extent that two Sikh Indian men got shot and killed. Mistaken for being Muslims.

Then the demonstrations, rallies, clashes, trouble in the streets. You Tube got flooded with movies showing racial attacks with political pretext. Trump didn’t notice, did he?

I guess Trump’s been busy Twittering about all the bad stuff Obama did. I don’t see the need for competition though. But he doesn’t seem able to let go. Or is it a smoke screen for all the Russian connections in the administration?

The worlds local media really thrived discovering how far the Russians got in to the American establishment. But Trump didn’t notice, did he? No, he cried about getting his “wires tapped”. Which led back to Russia. As the voting fraud. As the daily visit in the skies of Alaska lately. People denounced them selves or got fired.

I, myself, hoped for the administration to focus more on domestic matters, but that didn’t happen. American troops moved to Poland and the Korean peninsula. There’s fighting going on in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen.  And the tension in the world have risen way to much. Hopefully American troops won’t be put in harms way.

Much of what have been said during the Trump campaign have been reversed. Opinions have turned around completely. NATO being “obsolete” is one really bad thing to say. Without friends – what would you do? Well, Russian boots would probably go west. I’m sure Putin has every option on the table. As always.

So far, we’ve seen one man going from ignorance to a little bit of more knowledge about the world. The more he learn the greater will America do during these four years of adventure. Money isn’t the glue that keeps nations together. It’s relations.

If you were a Muslim…

What if people were looking at you with suspicion. You know what they’re thinking. You’re a terrorist. Or one to be. They can tell by your looks, even if you sometimes are a Sikh from India. They know. In fact, they often know you better than you do.

You are probably a criminal. The last thing you printed was probably a bomb making manual. Oh yes, the people around you can tell. Have you been to a hard ware store lately?How many AK’s do you have in the closet?

They sometimes asks you to go home to your country. Even if you were born here. Even if there never were another country. Even if this is your country that you proudly serve – you don’t belong.

Your religion teach hatred. Every now and then a Christian approaches with the truth. And you learn that they see you as a threat. Christianity is so much better. That you’ll understand when they praise the second amendment.

As you approach the security at an airport, did you budget for several hours of vetting? By now you must know that they use “inexperienced” personnel, that regrettably makes mistakes for hours. Well, if it comes out, that is.


Who ever you are reading this, no matter whom you’ve voted for or what ever religion you represent – don’t make people suffer. Don’t think your life, beliefs or politicians matters more. Stay human. Be an equal.

What ISIS did to Islam, and without vigilance it will happens again

 

Now don’t scroll down if you fear symbols.

If you ask yourself, how can we create fear to the extent that armies run? Very few could come up with a easy answer. But someone did. The Iraqi army had 30,000 soldiers and another 30,000 federal police stationed in the city of Mosul, facing a 1,500-member attacking force.The army fled and left every little peace of equipment they had.

The flag. The black and white one promoted in propaganda films, shown on every broadcast and visible all over social media. It became the symbol of Daesh, isis, jihad and everything bad that ever existed. One might think the text on the flag is something terrible.  But it’s part of hijacking Islam. The flag was used by Abu Muslim in a shia uprise and have existed since 747 ad. The flag has been used in contemporary islamism and jihadism since the late 1990s

So what does it say? The white banner at the top of the flag reads: “There is no god but Allah [God]. Mohammad is the messenger of Allah.” This phrase is a declaration of faith used across Islam, and is known as the shahada.

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Underneath is a white circle emblazoned with black writing reading “Mohammed is the messenger of God”, which is meant to resemble the Prophet’s seal, similar to that used to close an envelope.

So if you’re not a Muslim this flag probably gives you the chill. It stands for death (as in genocide), tyranny, hatred, and so many ungodly actions that it’s incomprehensible. And if you’re a Muslim (and not were killed by them) you probably think the same.

It is way to easy to steal a flag these days.

 The word Islam means submission, purity and peace. I’ve been asked by Islamophobic people: Isn’t it terrible? Submission? Who does that?Well, I dare to say that if you have a belief, you submit to it, right? So does all religious followers in various ways. Christians call themselves followers. How do you follow a belief without submitting to it?

If there were commandments in Islam the first one would probably be the same as in Christianity – There is only one God. Or La ilaha illallah, (Link: Song in arabic) in arabic. The oneness of God is called Tawheed. The word Allah means God. In a Arabic bible the word for God is Allah.

I welcome your thoughts on my writings. 🙂

 

Throwing rocks and bibles into a mosque?

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Last time I checked Christianity was about respect, love and compassion. The gospels emphases this over and over again. And I have read it in three languages and one of them is the original Greek language called koiné. So, explain to me why you would like to throw bibles into a mosque? And then stones?

As for bible throwing, if you want to get rid of your bible, pass it to someone that will find it useful. And just maybe you should consider using it yourself. There’s quite a bit to learn about respecting others. Treat good books with a bit of respect. That’s my personal wish.

Throwing stones is a bit more evil-minded. Break glass and make people uncomfortable and insecure is surely illegal even in Fort Collins, Colorado. You are an embarrassment to every true christian.

If you recognize yourself in the mirror of the glass – be ashamed. Do not involve religion in your twisted mind.

No, this is not religion

 

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A Iraqi soldier helps a child who was kidnapped by Daesh and strapped with a suicide belt. If you think this have anything to do with religion, think again.

 

 

Islam and terrorism, it’s time to go deeper – come on!

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I start with a excellent quote distinguishing Muslims from terrorism, written by Ehab Shawky:

“The way to distinguish between them is easier than you think, those who try to occupy your mind with their opinions, and create from you a duplicated copy of themselves are false scholars; while those who try to liberate your mind and urge you to learn, think, and criticize according to logical disciplines are the ones from whom you should seek council and knowledge.”

I love that quote. It works with extremism in a broader perspective. But let’s stick to Daesh (calling them anything else would acknowledge a caliphate and a state).

When the wrong person get a too big audience, things get out of hand. It’s not news, and it’s not the first time. Every now and then it happens. David Koresh an American counterpart, Adolf Hitler, European in Europe. They’re known for their actions and ideologies.

The Daesh fighters are brainwashed with what they think is Islam. All it’s fighters gets education on fighting and “Shariah”.  Suggested by a person that claim to have all the answers in the world. The quality of the education seem to have it’s flaws. Both on fighting and Islam. But once on the ground, provided a gun and a “wife” and promised a brotherhood and benefits in the afterlife there ‘s no choice. Numerous fighters with doubts have been killed by Daesh them selves.

Daesh objectives are 1, to convert or eradicate Shia since they’re not considered Muslims. And that it also why they claim not to kill Muslims. 2, Establish the caliphate expanding from Syria and Iraq, with the power to call on every Muslim to come and fight. 3, In times of defeat, call upon followers all over the world to hurt the societies the best they can. (As seen in London)

So what are your friends up to? Withdrawing, hanging in front of the computer, studying something built to appeal first and foremost young men? Daesh targets people that are drawn to the dream of being respected. Being a hero. They provide instructions and guiding, promises of being recognized as a feared warrior all over the world. Just like those computer war games. Don’t underestimate it’s powers.

Now, if that was Islam there would be civil war in every country on earth. If every Muslim were to take this one man for their leader and righteous one – there would be chaos. But read the quote again. We all have a responsibility to be critical. To question things. That is how we learn and can differ right from wrong. It goes for all mankind. All religions. All cultures and ideologies. Leaders must be chosen wisely.

 

(photo: Glenna Barlow) Mihrab (prayer niche), c. 1270, Konya, Turkey, now in the Pergamon Museum, Berlin