I am a big, warm, kind but ferocious Bear (not a teddy bear). An equalist. Danish, well spoken, loyal, caring, history buff, spiritual, ACDF, socially anxious, musical, artistic, dog owner, married, and Jewish.
What am I about?
My life is dedicated to Tikkun Olam - Mending The World - if need be one being at a time. I don't have time for stupidity, I have no patience with arrogance, false humility, hypocrisy or intellectual dishonesty. If I think you are either of the above, I will call you on it. I will say that the Emperor is naked, even if the whole world says he is dressed and even if it hurts the Emperor's feelings.
I am very passionate about Human Rights, Children's Rights and Equal Rights, and chances are that if you are not, I am going to be up your rear with a chainsaw.
I believe that G-d, the Creator of all there is, meant us to be His hands, eyes and voice to each other in Life. That is the task we have been charged with, and that is what we are here to do. It doesn't matter to me what path you choose to do this on, as long as that is what you are doing.
In addition to being a Bear, I am also an Ogre - like Shrek - and like all Ogres I am bound to respond forcefully to kicks in the groin, burnings of my house, beating of my kids and friends. I am also VERY grumpy in the morning. I am true to myself, not to you or to social conventions. I have been through and seen so much bull crap and horse manure in my life, that I'll bet my last dime that I recognize both when they come across my path. If you poop on my floor, I will ask you to scoop it up and put it in the trash. If you do, that's the last you will hear about it, if you don't, if you don't, I'll come after to you till you do or one of us die, which ever comes first.
Here are all the blogs that I am allowed to link to on Care2:
The video above is Xianophobic, Antsemitic and hateful towards the West - not surprising at all. I would have produced something similar in response to the Fitna Movie, had I been the least inclined to practice "eye for an eye" or "tooth for a tooth". What has the European Arab League achieved by creating and publishing this video? More hatred, more prejudice and more violence. Nice, well done!
However, I knew all this already - what I do not know is why Wilders is wrong, and the AEL doesn't answer my question. It doesn't take the opportunity to educate me about Islam. It just perpetuates the cycle of hatred. It's sad. Here there was a golden opportunity to show the peaceful nature of Islam, the tolerant nature of Islam, and the AEL blows it - right in my face. They just proved people like Connie and Wilders right.
It is their right under the idea of Freedom of Speech - they have a right to respond in any way they like, but forgive me for being disappointed when all I see is them being just as hateful and prejudiced as Geert Wilders.
1. Wilders' Islamophobia is directly connected to his "Zionism", according the the Arab European League. 2. To discredit Judaism and Jewish people, they use a "quote" they attribute to the Talmud. However this "quote" from Avodah Zara is a pure fabrication.
"A heretic Gentile you may kill outright with your own hands."
Here is Avodah Zara 4b in English. The "quote" doesn't exist anywhere in Talmud. That it is a fabrication, usually used by White Nationalists and some extreme Xians, can be arrived at by using logic: Talmud is a purely Jewish Scripture, it is only concerned with Jews and Jewish Law. Why would it be concerned with GentileHeretics? One is either Jewish or one is not, and since Talmud is concerned with Jewish Law, not Gentile Law, it wouldn't make a ruling on what is a Gentile Heretic.
Pure Antisemitism - now, why respond to Islamophobia with Antisemitism? It makes no sense.