Monday, June 12, 2017

Projects Past and Future

I am taking a break from the news – real and fake, and from Islam, especially – to move to a new location and to catch up on reading, writing, and research. The moving chore should be completed by the end of July. One thing I will have made progress on (which I didn’t expect to make) is my next Cyrus Skeen novel, the 27th, Inquest, set in San Francisco in 1927, a few years before the events in China Basin, the very first Skeen detective novel, set in December 1929. I have settled on the cover for Inquest and completed a hand full of chapters. The story deals with how a local county district attorney of the Progressive persuasion attempts to scuttle Skeen’s career, after Skeen has killed a murderer in self-defense who was trying to murder him, fails, and takes more direct action, and also fails.

His enemies are not necessarily common criminals, but rather ambitious society managers (usually academics from prestigious universities) such as Progressives and other collectivists. Some of the latter organize civic campaigns to have his license revoked and Skeen run out of town. Some of these characters are religiously fanatical, not above using genuine thugs to put him out of business; others are money-grubbing hypocrites, such as the principals of a convent who hire their novices out to the rich man’s bordello next door. Another respected outfit rescues orphaned girls only to sell them into sexual slavery. Skeen exposes and defeats them all. But in each title there is an overt political theme that I

Skeen encounters the Muslim Brotherhood
convert into initial confusion for the protagonist, the detective, until he discovers and resolves the anti-moral premise. In one title, The Black Stone, he runs smack into the early agents of the Muslim Brotherhood when he investigates some particularly horrific murders and mutilations. Not even the BOI – the Bureau of Investigation,  the early FBI – had heard of Islam or the Brotherhood.

Skeen will not yet have met the love of his life and his future wife, Dilys Jones (an artist whose ambition is to paint nude portraits of many famous and infamous women in history), or any of the other regulars in the series: Lieutenant Patrick Donovan Skeen’s friend and his chief contact in the San Francisco Police Department; Mickey Kane, the top reporter of the Observer-World; Valda Redfern, a fashion model and Dilys’s favorite model; Lieutenant “Manny” Raggio; Maud Skipton, the Nob Hill socialite; and others.

The first Chess Hanrahan novel,
I have one other detective novel series of four titles to which I do not plan to add new ones; it is a first person narrative featuring Chess Hanrahan, a private detective in contemporary New York City who takes on cases he calls “paradoxes.” It is published by Perfect Crime Books in Baltimore. There is the three-title suspense series, beginning with Whisper the Guns, starring the American entrepreneur hero, Merritt Fury, which chronicles his conflicts with the government (more specifically with the U.S. State Department, and in Whisper the Guns his struggle with the Mainland Chinese government in Hong Kong.

My magnum opus, however, is the six-title series, Sparrowhawk, which dramatizes the origins of the American Revolution between 1745 and 1775. A seventh title is the New Sparrowhawk Companion, which contains a guide to the hundreds of characters, to the language, and to the historical facts underlying the Revolution. It tells the story of two Britons from their formative years to their

A novel of Soviet espionage
adult maturation, one from the Cornwall peasantry and one from the aristocracy. Both become American patriots. The original publisher, MacAdam/Cage Publishing of San Francisco, went out of business years ago, when its founder died, his successors declaring bankruptcy and bilking most of its stable of authors out of their royalties. I found it necessary to

The Sparrowhawk series has been
in continuous publication since 2002.
republish the series myself, under the Patrick Henry Press imprint, unwilling to see it fall between the cracks of literary achievement and success. I had to fight another publisher for the e-book rights for years, and finally was able to reclaim them. The series therefore has been in continuous publication since 2002. It, together with titles from the other series, has enjoyed unremitting sales as print books, on Kindle, and as Audible books.

I managed to complete six Skeen novels and several Rule of Reason columns while in this hot Texas town, which I have grown to loathe. I expect to accomplish much more in my new “digs,” which I have been promised to be far more salubrious environment than Texas.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Ramadana-Ding-Dong Or, Bringing Joy to Allah

Allah in disguise, dancing a jig to celebrate
the deaths of infidel children.
Bringing joy to Allah is to cause him to perform a Hitlerian jig in ecstasy, when over a dozen British girls are reduced, as Bruce Bawer described it, “to random splatters of blood and to charred, unidentifiable bits and pieces of flesh and bone” in Manchester, England. Bringing death to the children of infidels is an especial “high” for Allah. In the background one may also espy “Mad Dog” Mohammad doing a shimmy and a Moon Walk, as well.

The Muslim who has brought joy to Allah has “gone mental.” Homicidal insanity, after all, is just another way of looking at life – and death. Don’t be so judgmental!

I have never accepted the insanity plea as a legitimate means to escape justice. If a defendant could cook his own meals and drive a car, brush his teeth, and perform other normal, everyday actions without killing himself, then he was sane enough to commit the crime, to engage in premeditation, thinking, plotting, and acting. “Insane” or “unstable” individuals who commit crimes ALWAYS know what they’re doing. No one is ever going to convince me otherwise. Such a person lives in a compartmentalized universe composed 90% obsessing fantasy (Islam’s “ideal” world, belief in an all-knowing, all-powerful deity, and an afterlife in a so-called Paradise) and 10% reality, when he walks and talks and can open and close doors and doesn’t blow himself up while assembling the components of a suicide bomb.

Finally, Islam can only go “mental” because it creates a causo-connective loop, which begins in the Koran with Mohammad and Allah and ends in the Koran with Mohammad and Allah. Muslims must hula-hoop on that loop and act on their “faith” to prove themselves unswervingly devout, and prove it especially to those who would otherwise punish them. Sooner or later even their humble brood mares or baby ovens must take up the knife or the steering wheel and kill unbelievers, as they have done in Israel and now in London. Islam is a homicidal rut from which there is no escape. You either buy it completely or you leave big chunks of it behind in the Fantasy House and try to live in the real world.
While many fellow “Islamophobes” have taken the absolutely right position on Islam, I do not believe with them in “hate crime.” Muslims are notorious for hating everything not Islamic and are more or less free to spout “hate speech” without consequence. Muslims regularly commit “hate crimes.” If a Muslim commits murder, or rape, or robbery, he should be arraigned, convicted, and sentenced for his crime, not for what was going through his mind when he committed the crime. You can deduce why the person committed the crime, and form an estimate of his character and overall world view or philosophy, and that deduction may be used as indicative of a person’s motive. But the person’s thoughts should not be treated with the same moral or legal gravity as the actual crime. And even if you had some sort of magic X-Ray machine that could see inside a person’s mind, that, too, would be irrelevant. Such a deduction should be based on the character of the crime. “Hate crime” is an idea that can easily lead to Orwellian “thoughtcrime.

Making a practice of condemning a hateful and despicable criminal’s thoughts can redound on the wholly correct and rational person’s freedom in a legal sense. That is why condoning “hate speech” is dangerous. “Hate speech,” is a wholly invalid concept, as invalid as is “hate crime.” Because speech is an actual action, its character is irrelevant as an action taken by a speaker or writer against a person, idea, or organization, regardless of its content. It’s the action in reality that is provable and demonstrable, not the contents of a person’s mind. 

Throwing mental darts or daggers at something does not fall in the realm of cause-and-effect. By mental darts or daggers, I mean, for example, throwing "dirty looks" at Muslims. Everyone should throw dirty looks at Muslims or make faces at them or stick out one’s tongue. Such an action does not result in lightning bolts that can scorch anyone or cartoonish sucker-punches that can double a Muslim over in agony. “Hate speech” so easily leads to censorship.

Allah, Osama, and Mohammad all
get high on the deaths of infidels
However, on to the primary subject of this column. Bruce Bawer had some interesting observations on the Ramadan slaughter on London Bridge in his June 3rd column on FrontPage, “Ramadan London: The holy month returns with its sacred traditions.”

Yet again it has returned, the sublime and hallowed month of Ramadan – a beautiful and particularly sacred period that was an original part of the magnificent revelation handed down by Allah to the Prophet himself (peace be upon him) in the Holy Quran. Indeed, it has been widely postulated by many of our holiest of men that the precious text of that sacred volume was revealed to the Prophet himself (even more peace be upon him) during the very first Ramadan.

That is, it was “revealed” to Mohammad when he was starving in a cave above Mecca, and then an angel visited him during his hallucinations, and performed a kind of Vulcan “mind meld” on him and stuffed his little brain with the Koran. This was the first Ramadana-Ding-Dong. He is alleged to have shouted to witnesses down the mountain, “Iftar! Iftar! Rah, rah, rah! Sizz, Boom, Bah!” while doing a wholly inappropriate and suggestive swivel-hipped movement and snacking on a sausage link.

Now that story, as satirical as it is, is about as credible and believable as the entire “religion” of Islam and, indeed, of Mohammad’s existence. Big Mo and the Koran, it seems, appear to have been the creation of a multi-generation of Islamic scribes and “scholars” over 1,400 years. He has the historic existence of Fred Flintstone or the Frankenstein creature.

Bawer emphasizes that Ramadan obliges Muslims to fast and pray a lot from sun-up to sun-down, and to ignore those hunger pangs, but does not demand that they fast from business as usual, that is, raising holy hell at home and outside of it:

….by strictly avoiding the intake of food and beverages, the use of tobacco, and any kind of carnal activity, although the standard acts of incestuous intercourse with minors and, naturally, the brutal sexual violation of the wives and offspring of infidels can be safely pursued per usual. Furthermore, it is to be hoped that the faithful will manifest the great extent of their self-restraint during this period by scheduling such activities as female genital mutilation, wife-beating, and the theologically obligatory honor killing of wives, sisters, and daughters for the hours following sundown…..

Bawer adds:

It is particularly vital that the people of God make a special effort during the holy month of Ramadan not to engage in any act of unkindness, injustice, or insensitivity directed at their fellow believers – although, of course, the tossing of homosexuals from the roofs of buildings, the remorseless stoning to death of rape victims, and the violent execution of apostates may proceed as usual, preferably during the hours of darkness.

To be a really, really devout Muslim requires that one become a Muslim activist, and exert effort to be proactive in expressing the faith in exemplary demonstrations of piety and in forceful and dramatic examples of da’wah:

All of this contemplative and devout activity, to be sure, should not be permitted to distract the children of Allah from such equally urgent and virtuous tasks as mowing down infidels with cars, trucks, and other vehicles, shooting deadly rockets into the heart of urban areas where civilian non-believers are wont to gather, and committing sundry acts of mass annihilation and bloodshed involving such handy implements as machetes and Kalashnikovs.

Kathy Griffin culturally appropriated ISIS’s
favorite pastime. “Kathy is Great!”
Has that earned her a death fatwah?
Bawer does not mention it, but the Muslim aspiring to Allah-blessed purity should familiarize himself with the local hardware store in which to secure (but not necessarily purchase, shoplifting from infidels is a perfect Muslim virtue) boxes of screws, bolts, nails, and ball-bearings to assemble into bombs to explode in the midst of the children of kaffirs and infidels and sports enthusiasts

Most important of all, the consummate lessons of self-control that the people of the Holy Quran are expected to take to heart during Ramadan should not be misconstrued in such a way as to prevent them from setting off bombs at major sporting events, high-profile musical performances, and other large public events at which there is a good chance of reducing large numbers of infidels, especially the small and helpless children of the infidels, to random splatters of blood and to charred, unidentifiable bits and pieces of flesh and bone. On the contrary, the followers of Allah and disciples of the Prophet (peace, yet again, be upon him) should never lose sight of the fact that it is during Ramadan, above all times, that acts of righteous slaughter and virtuous extirpation – those blessed sanguinary proofs of Islamic piety and allegiance – bring even more joy to Allah in His Heaven than they do during the remainder of the year.

Bringing joy to Allah is worth multitudinous Holy Brownie Points and certain to reward an enterprising and energetic Muslim with a zillion renewable virgins, his own grape vine farm, an exclusive Raisinet concession in infidel movie houses, and the privilege of cleaning the dirt from between Allah’s toes (blessing and peace be between his digits).

The enquiring Muslim, however, might, in due time, ask: If Allah is so powerful, why doesn’t he wage Jihad himself? Why does he leave it to fallible and often thick-brained humans to do his work? He could wipe out all the Jews and infidels in one fell swoop with a wave of his holy hand, and then there would be genuine peace and his children could live without having to risk their lives performing unique da’wah.

However, no Muslim would be so curious. That’s what I mean when I say that Islam creates a causo-connective loop that would prohibit a Muslim from reaching that level of thought. It’s a comfortable loop few Muslims would ever want to abandon. Unlike the theology and practice of other systems, Islam thoroughly sabotages one’s cognitive powers and the faculty of thought.

That is why Islam is evil. To borrow a famous adverting slogan: You can check into the Islamic Motel, but you won’t check out. Not unless you accept reality and face it, as many apostates have done, at the risk of their lives from the “Religion of Peace.”

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Islam Can Only Go “Mental”

It is my mission in life to kill Jews…and other pigs!
Don’t call me crazy! I know what I’m doing!
I am Allah-Walla’s instrument of justice!
Pamela Geller highlighted a story on June 2nd from France that caught my attention because it demonstrated just how far the “City of Light” (Paris) has gone over to “the dark side,” that is, to Islam.

Muslim who screamed “Allahu akbar” while brutally murdering French Jewish woman may not be tried, “not in his right mind.” The story is taken mostly from The Times of Israel.

A Muslim man suspected in the violent murder of an elderly French-Jewish woman in Paris in early April may not face murder charges, as claims that he was not in his right mind when he committed the act are being considered.

The suspect has been hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation since his arrest for the murder of Sarah Halimi, 66, on April 4. His name has not been released but he is known to be a 27-year-old African Muslim and a neighbor of the victim.

Halimi was beaten severely before the suspect pushed her to her death out of the window of her apartment on Vaucouleurs Street in the heavily Muslim 11th district of Paris, considered a crime-ridden area.

His lawyer, Thomas Bidnic, told AFP on Wednesday that there was a strong chance he would not be held “criminally responsible” for the murder. The lawyer based this assessment on the medical advice of the suspect’s examiners.

Judicial experts will now need to determine whether the insanity claims are valid.

Sarah Halimi, 66, was killed 
on April 4, 2017 in Paris.
From France, Germany, Sweden, and other European nations come innumerable stories of Muslims apprehended after committing horrendous crimes only to be declared “mentally ill” (or who were just too “young” to be treated as adults) and so can’t be held responsible for the crimes. WND reports, even though stabbing attacks, vehicle jihad, and suicide bombings are committed by individuals who are in full possession of their faculties and are in the right Islamic mind:

Is “mental illness” the new cover for jihadist attacks on the West?

It certainly seems that way, says a noted expert on jihad.

The latest “mentally unstable” young man to launch a seemingly random attack on unarmed civilians was Zakaria Bulhan, a 19-year-old Somali Muslim who had been resettled in Norway at the age of 5. Bulhan singled out an American woman in London and stabbed her to death Wednesday on a busy square filled with tourists, then injured five others in a stabbing spree before being apprehended.

“Authorities have ascribed jihad terror to mental illness on numerous occasions,” said Robert Spencer, including the Orlando, San Bernardino and Chattanooga attacks in the United States. Sometimes it sticks, but usually, days, weeks or even months later, when few people are still paying attention, the police will retract their earlier statements and admit it was a terrorist attack.

I have argued in several columns that Islam is a ”theology” or “religion” whose inescapable political imperatives – and Islam is nothing without its political character --  command Muslims to spread and obey the “faith” through terror, murder, mutilation and sexual assault. These actions require goal-directed action; they are not committed willy-nilly on the spur of the moment; they are not random instances of wackiness, or a Muslim suddenly being overwhelmed by a brain wave to shout “Allahu Akbar” and stab or shoot away.

But if there is any “mental illness,” Muslims are not the only “victims” of it. Western politicians are burdened and silenced by their own brand of it, chiefly for fear of being labeled “racist” or “bigots” if they ascribe such “erratic” and dangerous behavior to the nature of Islam, which can lobotomize or sabotage one’s rational faculties and banish reason from one’s thought processes.

Daniel Greenfield comments on how the authorities (East, West, South, and North) engage in tongue-twisting, mental gymnastics to avoid “offending” the Islamic Ummah by ascribing the latest stabbing, rape, or murder by a member of the Muslim flock to “mental illness” or lack of employment opportunities, and other external drivers. The Press complies with the explanations also for fear of raising the lice-ridden hackles of Muslims. The latest episode occurred in Australia.

Muslim killers seek to become “perfect” Muslims. Ann Corcoran of The Center for Security Policy, details the ongoing influx of Muslims into the U.S. in her Refugee Resettlement and the Hijra to America (Center for Security Policy, 2015) explains the “troubled” and obsessed mental state of a Jihadist:

Islamic doctrine holds that Mohammed is the perfect Muslim and, therefore, that emulation of his life is evidence of the highest level of devotion for the faithful. According to the sacred texts and traditions of Islam, Mohammed left his home town of Mecca in the 7th century and traveled with a small band of followers to the city of Yatrib (now Medina), in what has become known as the hijra (migration). He did so with the intent of establishing a new base of operations from which to conquer and rule.

Hijra remains the model to this day for jihadists who seek to populate and dominate new lands.  Their migrations are not for the purpose of assimilating peacefully in a new host nation, adopting as their own its traditions and legal systems. Rather, Mohammed’s followers, in keeping with the example established by their prophet , are driven first to colonize and then to transform non-Muslim target societies – whether through violent means or via stealthy, pre-violent ones favored by the Muslim Brotherhood when it is not powerful enough to use violence decisively.

Camille Pissarro, Boulevard Montmartre,
1897, Hermitage Museum. Paris is no longer
the “City of Light.”
What Western morality deems as criminal acts, Islam treats as acts of virtue, as professions of faith and adherence to a primitive “morality.” This is why I regard it as fruitless to try and instruct Muslims of the wrongness and evil of their actions when raping, murdering, and looting. That kind of concrete-bound mentality, especially one that was raised in a culture that permits anything in terms of dealing with others   and especially in dealing with “outsiders” or non-believers, i.e.,  infidels – is immune to “integration,” culturally and epistemologically. Muslim minds are arrested at nearly the level of chimpanzees in which there is also a “caste” system or pecking order.

Chimps are not conceptual creatures, and neither is the average Muslim that does not resort to violence to be loyal to his “faith.” It is the jihadists who take Islam literally who become predatory because of clashing priorities in their minds. But it’s difficult to predict when your average, non-intellectual Muslim will turn jihadist. Almost to a man, virtually every description of a jihadist who has committed some crime is that he was “quiet” and an otherwise “nice guy.”

I am more and more convinced that, aside from its totalitarian elements, Islam, from a psychological perspective, deliberately plants the seed of criminality in the average Muslim. The essence of any criminal act is the initiation of force – whether it’s robbery, rape, vandalism, etc., which is to wish for and take the unearned. I should think that would be obvious to the occasional reader of the last few weeks’ depredations, from the two Paris massacres to the rape of a 5-year-old girl in Idaho by “underage” Muslim boys I see nothing but an inculcated urge to kill, maim, to inflict pain and humiliation, and this urge is sanctioned by any number of Koranic verses and Hadiths. Here is a small handful of Islam sanctioned orders to commit crimes:

Violent verses from the Koran:
2:191-193: “And slay them wherever you come upon them, and expel them from where they expelled you; persecution is more grievous than slaying. But fight them not by the Holy Mosque until they should fight you there; then, if they fight you, slay them — such is the recompense of unbelievers, but if they give over, surely Allah is All-forgiving, All-compassionate. Fight them, till there is no persecution and the religion is Allah’s; then if they give over, there shall be no enmity save for evildoers.”

4:34: “Men are the managers of the affairs of women for that Allah has preferred in bounty one of them over another, and for that they have expended of their property. Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for Allah’s guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them. If they then obey you, look not for any way against them; Allah is All-high, All-great.”

4:89: “They wish that you should disbelieve as they disbelieve, and then you would be equal; therefore take not to yourselves friends of them, until they emigrate in the way of Allah; then, if they turn their backs, take them, and slay them wherever you find them; take not to yourselves any one of them as friend or helper.”

5:33: “This is the recompense of those who fight against Allah and His Messenger, and hasten about the earth, to do corruption there: they shall be slaughtered, or crucified, or their hands and feet shall alternately be struck off; or they shall be banished from the land. That is degradation for them in this world; and in the world to come awaits them a mighty chastisement.”

Annihilate them in Manchester, 
on London and Westminster Bridges!
Slay them by committing vehicular jihad on Westminster or London Bridge, or by stabbing them regardless of gender, or by slaughtering their children in Manchester. Islamic behavior fits the bill completely: Muslims are racists (how else to explain the multiple crimes against Westerners?); they are xenophobes, even when they have invaded and settled in Western nations and expect Westerners to conform and observe Islamic practices and Sharia law; Muslims have an internal caste system, beginning at the top with imams and mullahs (the “spiritual leaders”) descending to women, the lowest caste in Islamic society, except for the occasional female spokesmen for Islam and who are just window dressing.

Muslims like to “know their place” and will not depart from it, but those who dare to leave the Ummah (the larger tribal group) are usually punished with death (honor killings), or physical maiming or disfigurement, such as with acid attacks); Muslims are “snobbish” (we are the superior group and all you infidels are lesser beings); the common “ancestor.” 

And if they do not fight Islam, slay them anyway for being indifferent to your aspirations and the will of Allah.