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VIDEO: 2020 – THE YEAR OF FEAR. The greatest collapse of courage in world history.

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Barak discusses 2020 – The Year of Fear, unveiling how 2020 has seen the greatest collapse of courage in world history.

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UC Berkeley student’s article on Islam pulled over fears for her safety

I saw the piece when it first went up in the Berkeley student newspaper, marveled that it was published at all in such a place, and had planned to post an excerpt at Jihad Watch, but it was gone before I got a chance. Now we know why: there are concerns for the safety of the student who wrote it, and such concerns are entirely reasonable, given the fact (however often denied by dishonest Islamic apologists in the U.S.) of Islam’s death penalty for apostasy. The article was also noteworthy for the author’s frank admission that “yes, Islam does allow men to have four wives and sex slaves” — truths also often denied by Western Islamic apologists. In any case, “free speech” Berkeley ought to be in an uproar over the fact that this student is under threat, and the student paper ought to be filled with avowals of her human rights and declarations of how she must and will be protected. However, Berkeley ain’t what it used to be, if it ever was.

Terrorism Works, part 924,103: “Student’s Anti-Islam Article Retracted Due To ‘Safety’ Risk,” by Austin Petersen, Libertarian Republic, June 8, 2015:

An opinion piece written by a student at the University of California-Berkeley explaining her decision to leave Islam has been pulled from the school newspaper’s website over fears for the author’s safety.

The opinion piece, titled “On Leaving Islam,” recounted the personal story of the narrator (whose name we will withold) growing up a devout (though moderate) Muslim in Pakistan, but later abandoning the faith as she learned more about the world.

“If someone had told me six years ago that I would leave Islam and end up an atheist, I would never have believed him,” the author writes to open the piece. “But now, as a Muslim apostate and atheist, my journey couldn’t have led me any further from what I once knew to be true.”

According to the author, her departure from the faith was driven substantially by her inability to reconcile it with her increasingly liberal personal beliefs.

“I never accepted the male superiority and traditional gender roles that were part of my society,” she says. “For most of my teen years, I felt torn apart by my contradictory beliefs. On one hand, I was a radical feminist who supported gay rights. But on the other hand, I was a practicing Muslim whose religion was clearly homophobic and placed men above women.”

The author made several attempts to find a way to couple Islam with her personal beliefs, but ultimately it was not to be.

“After trying to understand Islam through a plurality of perspectives — orthodox, feminist, Sufi and liberal approaches — I decided to leave Islam, but by that point, I had realized that I didn’t need to look at things as black and white. I could leave Islam without dismissing it or labeling it as wrong,” the author said.

While the author’s rejection of Islam is in far less harsh terms than those used by other apostates, such as Ayaan Hirsh [sic] Ali, her willingness to state her beliefs has apparently still exposed her to a backlash. A few days after the article was posted, it was taken down and replaced by a note from Californian editor-in-chief Kimberly Veklerov that reads “This opinion blog has been retracted because of personal safety concerns.”

The precise nature of these safety concerns, and whether they arose in reaction to direct threats levied against the author, is not clear. The Daily Caller News Foundations reached out to both the author and Veklerov for further details, but only Veklerov replied and she declined to comment.

There is an element of irony that the author should be so imperiled by writing the article, because it has a moderate tone and offers substantial praise for the Muslim world.

“Islam is still extremely misrepresented and shrouded with stereotypes,” the author writes. “I want to address these stereotypes and portray Islam in all its diversity. I’ve experienced the religion firsthand and have also viewed it as an objective bystander… I want to share what I’ve learned about Islam over the years. I plan to defend it and give credit where it’s due — Islam, after all, gave women the right to work and own property back in the seventh century — and I also plan to ruthlessly point out areas that need reform (yes, Islam does allow men to have four wives and sex slaves).”…

The full text of the article, without the author’s name, can be read here.

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Putting the Ebola “Scare” into Perspective

The hysteria over Ebola has gotten so out of hand lately, that President Obama was forced to cancel some golf and fundraisers to put out a fire irresponsibly set by the liars of Fox News and talk radio, whose shameless, pathetic fearmongering is nothing but straight up racism and a depraved, immoral desire to score cheap political points.

We’ve heard what’s been said already by the Government in a seemingly vain attempt to calm unfounded fears—that to catch Ebola, you have to rub your nose in a pile of vomit or doo-doo left by an Ebola patient, then wipe away the mess with your bare fingers only to shove those fingers up your nose and then stick whatever you dig out into your mouth and swallow, taking great care not to spit out a single particle lest you infect someone else who might be tempted by the simple, innocent, uncontrollable urge to scoop it up and snort it up their own nose, etc.

Yet people, oddly enough, choose to disregard such reassurances, and continue to panic.

Perhaps this calls for some much-needed perspective with a list of greater, more dire and menacing threats to humanity and even our planet—all of which can be traced to a single source—REPUBLICANS.

Just in time for the mid-terms, beware of the many fiendish ways in which these bomb-dropping, flame-throwing, mud-slinging, poop-flinging, gun-clinging, Bible-thumping, teabagging terrorists intend to take the American people hostage and strap explosives to our collective chests and slaughter us all should they ever connive to thieve their way back into power:

Budget Cuts. Count on Republicans to ruthlessly slash and gut any government program considered the only thing standing between us and mortal oblivion, leading to the deaths of millions who depend on those programs for their very day-to-day existence!

Banning abortion and all forms of contraception. Women will die because they are forced to go into back alleys with dirty wire hangers! Also, without continued funding for Planned Parenthood, women won’t know where to go for mammograms, leading to even more deaths!

No more food stamps or free meal programs. Remember the Bush years, when you were forced to choose between buying a bag of groceries and getting a new tattoo? Food stamps don’t buy tattoos (unless you happen to find a strip club with an in-house tattoo artist), so guess what’s gonna happen? People will die of starvation!

No funding for infrastructure. Crumbling roads, collapsing bridges, broken dams and levees, aging power grids… Who’s going to save you when that pothole sends your car careening out of control till it hits the bridge railing, causing the already dilapidated bridge—and you—to plummet into a river raging in flash flood because there’s no federal money to fix the breached dam upriver; and since the ancient power grid finally fizzled and died, there’s no light by which anyone can see to save you from drowning? Not the Republicans—and certainly not the Government, because under their jackboots, there’ll no longer be any Government! And speaking of boots…

More boots on the ground for even more illegal, immoral wars. Where? Why, wherever there’s oil to be stolen or people who never asked to be liberated, because if they didn’t really like their government, they’d vote it out, wouldn’t they? Expect millions more to die.

Elimination of all funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. We can always do what we’ve done in the past—trot out beloved PBS characters onto the steps of Capitol Hill and hope no Republicans will dare shoot. But without those funds, Big Bird, Barney, Elmo, the Teletubbies, and even Carson the butler will die!

Repeal of financial regulations. Without these, banks, credit card companies, and other lending institutions will be free to prey upon those left helpless and unprotected, luring them into buying more than they can afford, especially since the termination of all those aforementioned Government programs will force the masses to pay for things they previously got for free. People will end up losing what little they have now—to include the roofs over their heads and the shirts off their backs. Millions will die of exposure!

Repeal of gun laws. Not that there are many of these now, but Republicans will eliminate what few there are and suppress any efforts to add new ones. Result? More guns = more shootings = more deaths!

Repeal of Obamacare. Republicans are the ones playing Chicken Little with Ebola just so they can blame the black dude in the White House to cover up their own forthcoming culpability. For if Ebola should become an epidemic at all, it will happen only because they repealed Obamacare! No Obamacare = no health care = everybody gets sick with something = millions will die!

Refusal to address the issue of Climate Change. If Republicans are allowed back into power, they will erase more than forty years of awareness raised to call attention to the ten years we have left to save the planet—which even now teeters on the brink of catastrophe due to their policies and kowtowing to greedy oil companies! Oceans will rise along with temperatures; severe weather and natural disasters will increase—all of this leading to Earth’s final destruction, leaving people nowhere else to go. And without a planet to live on, or anywhere else to go…everyone will die!

Increasingly outrageous fearmongering in a desperate bid to hang on to their tenuous, ill-gotten power.Ebola will wipe us out! Muslims want to chop off our heads! Barack wants to take away our guns! Michelle wants to take away our French fries! Benghazi , IRS, VA hospitals, Fast and Furious, blah blah blah! Someone call the waaahmbulance! Oh, but Republicans cut funding for that, too! All of these phony scandals and lies cause mass confusion and panic, and what do you suppose that leads to? Yep, you guessed it: More people dying!

The science is settled, the debate is over. You are more likely to die from Republican policies and scare tactics than from Ebola.

A regular contributor to The People’s Cube, Commissarka Pinkie is a proud Progressive with a lifelong commitment to raising awareness of how much she cares. When she isn’t busy making an issue out of everything, she enjoys spending other people’s money and playing absolute moral authority and victim cards.