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Islamists, Network Solutions, and Free Speech

As reported on Slashdot and elsewhere, Network Solutions has yanked Fitna The Movie from the web. “Fitna” is a sort of spiritual sequel to Submission, whose director was killed for the trouble.

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What’s disturbing about this is the quasi-governmental aspect of the censorship. Network Solutions domain hosting biz is of course their business, and if they submit to Sharia that’s their business. However, the company is also one of the very few “domain name reigstrars.” Wikipedia reports that the company earns 90% of their income from participation in that quasi-governmental oligopoly, which decides what websiteaddress.com, .net, or .org can be registered.

We’re fighting more than just bigotry

Ralph Peter’s June 25, 2007 article, “Faith’s civil wars,” has already drawn criticism from Curtis. Let me pile on.

Peters writes:

The great religious civil war of this century afflicts not only Islam but also Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism. It’s the conflict between those in every faith who promote a punitive, disciplinary deity and those who worship a merciful, loving god. Not all confrontations will be violent, but many will be venomous.

No, it’s not.

There are few Christians are bigoted against my faith as the Jack Chick organization, for instance:

Indeed there are many Roman Catholics who, in spite of their beliefs, looks past it all and reach out by faith to the living Saviour. Oh yes, such accept Christ as their personal Saviour, are born again and leave the old life behind. Such we call “converted former Roman Catholics.”

But the question here is are there any saved Roman Catholics? That is, being a saved person and remaining in Roman Catholicism.

Just as you cannot mix fire and water, neither can one be a saved person and remain a faithful Roman Catholic.

But here’s the thing. Jack Chick is not trying to kill me. And he does not apologize for those that do.

There is a real global insurgency, essentially Arabist and Islamist. Conflating that with bigotry is a big mistake, and one Ralph Peters makes all too easily.

Dan Abu Td’axp al-Iksperiyenciyya, Mujahidi

Dan Abu Td’axp al-Iksperiyenciyya Enters Mujahideen Academy

01 kneeling

Inspite of terrible scores on gun safety

02 safety

His ability to adaptively use his weapon as a club…

03 club

… made him become a Feared Freedom Fighter

04 standing

His first mission: infiltration

05 back_bw

He scoured the house…

06 front_grainy

And soon found a “hostage”

07 hostage_bw

Who was none other than Sheik Bunny!

08 bunny_md

The Mujahid is forced to issued a fatwa five times on the importance of not taking the Sheik hostage

09 ranting_ak

Repositioning the AK, he secrets adds a sixth fatwa, decreeing Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss to be delicious

10 relaxing

See Mujahid drink

11 drinking

Drink, mujahid, drink!

12 laying