Jewish date: 24 Ṭeveth 5770 (Parashath Wa’erah).
Today’s holidays: Baptism of the Lord (Roman Catholicism).
Worthy cause of the day: “Save Canada's Woodland Caribou - The Petition Site”.
Topic 1: I have a backlog of material on Islamic misbehavior. (Let’s face it: no matter how much anyone tries to whitewash Islam, it is still the planet’s most pro-terrorism religion and has practically nothing to do with real peace.) “America's Terrorism Amnesia” deals with the tendency in the United States (at least in the government) to treat every single incident of Islamic terrorism as if it were an isolated incident and without precedent when in reality the West has been under continuous assault from Islamists hoping to extend Dar al-Islam for decades. Also noted is that the jihad agains the West is not a conventional war and there is no realistic way of ending it quickly. On the Arab-Israeli War we have “FAQ: The Peace process with the Palestinians - Dec 2009”, “The Deadly Price of Pursuing Peace”, “The "Mandate for Palestine" is the Best Reply to "Occupation"”, “Israel's Right in the 'Disputed' Territories”, and “Shhh…Mubarak is building a wall”. And just in case you thought that business in Malaysia complaining about Christians using the term “Allah” to refer to the God of Christianity was over, see “Malaysia appeals 'Allah' for Christians ruling” and “Four Malaysian churches attacked with firebombs in 'Allah' dispute”. (It is not just in and around Israel that Muslims are sore losers.)
Topic 2: And, no, it is not just Muslims who misbehave: “N. Korea, Iran top list of persecutors of Christians”, “BELARUS: "We don't have such persecution here. We're absolutely democratic"” (WRONG), and “BELARUS: Two Catholic parish priests banned from religious activity”. And on top of all this, even the quasi-religious People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is being bad by using Michelle Obama’s image for one of their advertisements: “Fur flies over picture of Michelle Obama in ad”. I think I will stop here before Blogger tells me I have passed the 200-character limit on labels...
Topic 3: For today’s religious humor: “Wen Basement Cat refused to move…”.