Thursday, January 03, 2008

The Exception That Proves the Rule

The Detroit Free Press reported an "honor killing" today. No it wasn't the one everyone else reported, where Yaser Abdel Said murdered his two daughters for dating someone he disapproved of. And it wasn't any of the other numerous "honor killings" that happen across the Islamic world, including the parts that have immigrated to a neighborhood near you and me. Instead, the Free Press chose to highlight an honor killing in a Hindu family. And no, I'm not defending this schmuck who murdered three of his family members including his toddler grandchild. I'm condemning the Free Press for participating in a typical dhimmi display of, "see, it happens in every culture, not just Islamic culture!" How many reports besides this one have we read of honor killings outside of Muslim families?

In a related article, from Islam Online, in answer to a question on honor killings from an Islamic perspective,
Sister, it’s a well-known fact that Islam maintains the protection of life and does not sanction any violation against it. In the Glorious Qur’an, Allah, Most High, says, “Whoso slayeth a believer of set purpose, his reward is Hell for ever. Allah is wroth against him and He hath cursed him and prepared for him an awful doom.” (An-Nisa’: 93)

`Abdullah ibn Mas`ud, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, "The blood of a Muslim may not be legally spilt other than in one of three [instances]: the married person who commits adultery; a life for a life; and one who forsakes his religion and abandons the community." (Reported by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
As we know, spilling the blood of an infidel carries rewards.

A quote that caught my eye and offered a chuckle of disbelief also in today's Free Press:
Israel and the United States consider the Islamic militant organization Hamas, which is committed to Israel's destruction, a terrorist group.
Of course, except for the guns, bombs, and rockets, one might mistake them for a modern human rights organization.

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At 10:30 AM, Blogger Jungle Mom said...

This is why all religions are not equal, as some would wish us to think.

At 1:36 PM, Blogger Mrs. C said...

Hi Harry! I read your comment about Everyday Mathmatics over on another blog. If you have a minute, could you leave another comment or visit my blog and tell me what some good "supplements" to this curriculum would be? We *had* completed Horizons grade 2, and began Everyday Mathmatics grade 2. What we found was that my sons had trouble with all the word problems but understand the MATH part of it. (One of them is on the autism spectrum, is probably why.) We found it moved very quickly and have completed our second grade year in five months' time. Once they were used to the format, it wasn't so bad.

We haven't seen anything *horrible* in the curriculum although it does not present things from a Christian perspective as I would like. We did get several years' worth of curriculum for free from our local public school district when they were getting ready to pitch it. They are buying a "new version" this year, so I have grades 2-5 at home.

I'd like to know from your perspective what the problems are in the curriculum... any gaps? And how to work around that. My husband wants us to use this curriculum in our homeschool so that we're comparing apples to apples with our public school.

I find it immensely confusing to teach from the manuals, so I just use the worksheets and teach it the way I was taught... you know, you add from right to left and not the other way 'round.

Blessings to you! :]


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