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Dissenter/Gab: 08.01.20: Iranian culture

With reference to Iran, you state: "Culture didn't thrive as a result of Muslim expansion--it thrived despite it." You then cite Jason Reza Jorjani, and imply that he supports this point of view. But this is not, in fact, what Jorjani says. These are his words, which I have taken verbatim from "The Renaissance of Iranian Civilization with Jason Reza Jorjani" (a YouTube discussion): "Islam acted as a catalyst to produce [novel, revolutionary insights] by freeing the intellectual elite of Iran ... from an atmosphere of religious orthodoxy that existed in the late Sassanid period." (Listen from about 25.05 onward.) Thus, it is NOT incorrect to talk about a "golden age of Islam" if one understands what this means, which is that the coming of Islam created the conditions in which intellectual advances could be made. It doesn't mean - and I don't think any scholar has seriously suggested - that (nominally?) Muslim artists and intellectuals, armed only with the Qur'an, hadith and sirah, were miraculously inspired to produce the great works of art and science that were subsequently labeled "Islamic".


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Islamic State Watch New Zealand: 05.01.20: Real bodies, real graves?

First, I am in New Zealand, but a long way from Christchurch. Second, I have a picture of a row of graves, presumably in a Christchurch cemetery, and a close-up picture of one of the graves. This has a plaque reading “Tariq Rashid Omar 16195” on it. The number is presumably the lot number. (I picked these pictures up at http://chchtruth.com/tariqseries.html.)

“Omar” probably has a bio. But if he does, that doesn’t prove his body is in the grave. He could have died earlier, in inscrutable circumstances, and had his death “assigned” to the “shooting”. Or he could now be living elsewhere, possibly in his family’s homeland, under another identity (or even under his own identity, if he is far enough away). As the Christchurch Truth website points out, there are several possibilities.

All I can say is that – as a person who has viewed the alleged shooter’s video many times, and who has collected most of the pictures of the “dead” and “wounded” – I can see no evidence there were any casualties. The “wounded” have no visible injuries, and the “dead”, as I have said, look like dummies. In one case – that of the “body” in the gutter outside the mosque – the “body” has a head when it is “shot”, but no head when it is photographed later.

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Islamic State Watch New Zealand: 30.12.19: More about manipulation

The presence or absence of memorial plates (or graves) doesn’t actually prove anything. All we can say, at this stage, is that there is no evidence that anyone died in the “shooting” we see in the so-called live stream. All the “bodies” appear to be either dummies or crisis actors.

I am 99% sure there was no police forensic examination of the crime scenes, and no proper police investigation of the “shootings”. All we have, at this stage, is the official narrative of what happened – which I suggest is an almost total fabrication, designed to whip up our emotions.

Not so long ago, the Muslims of Al Noor were characterized as dangerous “radicals”. Now, suddenly, they are being cast as candidates for sainthood. Those who allegedly died on March 15 are “martyrs” who, in almost every case, were mercilessly “gunned down” while trying to help or shield others. Oh, please, pass me a tissue while I wipe away a tear.

Even a child should be able to see that we are being deceived and manipulated.

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Facebook: 20.12.19: Qur'an on Stoning

[Mr Choudhary was asked: "Are you saying the Koran is wrong to recommend that gays in certain circumstances be stoned to death?"

He replied: " No, no. Certainly what the Koran says is correct.]

All this is nonsense. The Quran makes no such recommendation. Here is what it says:

1. "He [the believer] exercises control over his sexual desires and enjoys them within the limit prescribed by God for the purpose." - Khan, Maulana Wahiduddin. Quran: A Simple English Translation (Goodword ! Koran) . Goodword Books. Kindle Edition.

2. "And if, after they [female slaves] are married, they commit adultery they shall have half the punishment prescribed for a free woman." - ibid.

As many scholars have pointed out, there is no such thing as half a stoning. Therefore, some other (unspecified) form of punishment is envisaged.

If ancient scriptures, including the Bible, are to be faulted, it is for mentioning only female adulterers. One suspects their male partners in "crime" were dealt with much more leniently, and possibly even let off the hook.

With reference to https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10334250&fbclid=IwAR2DRs3hjazL7_QWsFwUCGaSvnAgKKjUJdmJLvyhZCp1Y3gc_0UNQl-wADU

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Islamic State Watch New Zealand: 06.12.19: The Tarrant trial

Of course, there can't be a fair trial. You have to remember that this is all a drama, and that the "trial" is therefore no more than the last act in the drama. The aim of the entire exercise is to put the stamp of reality on illusion, and to ensure that the "live stream's" many anomalies do not become common knowledge. The only questions that interest me are: (1) Will the "survivors" of the "massacre", who have told many lies in their various interviews, repeat those lies, under oath, in court, and thereby commit perjury? and (2) Will the defence team fail to challenge any of the testimony of these "survivors", despite the blatant falsehood of it?

If this website - Islamic State Watch - were a conscientious website, it would also be asking these questions - and looking at some of the analysis of what really happened (and didn't happen) on March 15. Instead, it does its best to portray all Muslims in the worst possible light, without reference to what might be described as the bigger picture. Yes, the Muslims have a lot to answer for. But at the end of the day - as far as Christchurch is concerned - they have done little more than volunteer their services as crisis actors. Ultimately, neither they nor Tarrant is responsible for the charade that has been characterized as "New Zealand's darkest day", and which was specifically designed to facilitate and expedite a wholesale rollback of civil liberties.

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Islamic State Watch New Zealand: 09.11.19: More about Christchurch

Thanks. I read most of the "manifesto" as soon as it became available, and still have access to it. I would have studied it more closely if it had appeared to be Tarrant's work. But it seemed, to me, to be largely, perhaps entirely, the work of others. After all, how likely is it that a member of the "PewDiePie generation" would begin his opus by quoting a poem by Dylan Thomas?

The attempt to "sanitize" Christchurch Mosque is interesting. I was well aware of its "history", and knew something of the split between the Salafists and those of a more liberal disposition. So when my wife came home and said, "There's been a shooting at Christchurch Mosque", I initially thought they must have started shooting each other!

Then, like everyone else, I believed it was a genuine terrorist attack. I even made a donation to the "injured" and "bereaved". But after many years in journalism, I knew that, before I came to a firm conclusion, I should scout around for a counter-narrative. I soon found it - and was reasonably sure, after about a week of research, that the attacks were a psyop, and that, as in the case of the "Boston Marathon bombing", there probably weren't any real victims. Today, I think all the Muslims involved in the event are either lying or keeping quiet about what they know. In one prominent case, I can prove that the person concerned is lying.

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Islamic State Watch New Zealand: 09.11.19: Attack on the Qur'an

There is also this:

5:66 If they had observed the Torah and the Gospel and what was revealed to them from their Lord, they would surely have been nourished from above and from below. There are some among them who are on the right course; but there are many among them who do nothing but evil.

Khan, Maulana Wahiduddin. Quran: A Simple English Translation (Goodword ! Koran) . Goodword Books. Kindle Edition.

You have to consider the message in its entirety, while keeping in mind the age in which it was set down. Delve into any ancient scripture, and you will soon find passages that are, on a superficial reading, repugnant to the modern mind. That's why we have something called exegesis: the critical explanation or interpretation of a text, ideally conducted under the supervision of a competent scholar. Such a person will advise against polemic argument, i.e. self-righteous finger-pointing at the "other", as this does nothing to improve the human condition.

At this critical juncture in history, we need to pull together and identify the real enemy - globalism. This is the deconstruction of the nation state, and thus any notion of national culture or sovereignty, through policies of open borders and mass migration. (The latter is actually people trafficking on a monstrous scale.) The aim seems to be the creation of a one-world government run by a shadowy, supranational elite, which will rule through intimidation and surveillance.

With reference to https://islamicstatewatch.com/2019/10/31/anti-hate-speech-campaigner-butt-elected-to-palmerston-north-council/comment-page-1/#comment-1145

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Facebook: 23.10.19: 'Christchurch mosque attacks'

"But one mad AUSSIE commits murder in New Zealand..."

Here we go again - accepting, without question, the official narrative of what happened in Christchurch. There are at least two websites that totally demolish this. Why is finding them such a difficult task for New Zealanders?

I think I know some of the Muslims who "survived" the so-called terrorist attacks. I certainly know the imam of Al Noor, Gamal Fouda, because I was once a member of his congregation.

Fouda says he hid in the minbar (pulpit), and observed everything that happened through a peephole. Absolute bunkum! (1) The minbar isn't big enough for a grown man to hide in; (2) The shooter's "live stream" shows no one hiding in the minbar, and (3) The minbar doesn't have a peephole in it.

Have you ever heard of a smoke-and-mirrors magic show? Basically, that's what we had in Christchurch. And all you suckers have swallowed it hook, line and sinker.

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Islamic State Watch New Zealand: 16.10.19: 'Christchurch mosque attacks'

Where is the evidence that anyone died in the "Christchurch mosque attacks"? The alleged shooter's "live stream"  is clearly a fake - a bizarre fantasy for the post-truth age. The two heaps of "bodies", presumably dummies, are already in place when the alleged shooter enters  Al-Noor's prayer hall, apparently firing blanks with a CO2-powered replica airgun. The "bodies", which conveniently lie face-down, don't move as "shots" hit them. One sees no horrific wounds - of the type that would inevitably be inflicted by an AR-15. Meanwhile, no damage is done to the mosque walls, despite the wild "firing". I could go on. There are so many glaring anomalies in the video, one wonders how anyone could take it seriously.

There is, of course, the possibility that this bogus terrorist attack masks a real incident in which some people DID lose their lives. If the video was made the day before (i.e. on March 14), as some analysts suggest, this theory might have greater credibility. But don't hold your breath while waiting for a genuine investigation.

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VJM Publishing: 29.09.19: Tarrant used an airgun

" . . . [Tarrant] chimped out with a semi-automatic rifle at the Al-Noor Mosque in Christchurch. . . "

No, he didn't use a semi-automatic rifle. He used a replica airgun, of the type produced by Replica Airguns. (See their website.) These "weapons" are made to look realistic, but are actually little more than toys. They are powered by a canister of CO2 that fits into the stock, and fire paint balls, pellets or blanks. I think Tarrant fired blanks. That's why, when he fired at a "body" (actually a mannequin) from only a few feet away, the "shot" did no more than ruffle the clothes or make the hair fly.

Interestingly, the mannequin in the gutter outside the mosque somehow lost her head after being "shot" by Tarrant.  A later photograph, which I have on my website, shows Muslim convert Nathan Smith sitting beside the "body" and supposedly comforting it, while cops stand around. But the mannequin's head, which is clearly visible in the so-called live stream, has gone, and we see only a metal or plastic tube protruding from the torso. It's all quite bizarre.

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