News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Letters

January 19, 2013

Readers’ forum: Jan. 19, 2013

Disgusted by stand on gay marriage

After reading your editorial in a recent Sunday edition regarding gay marriage, I was disappointed: First, I was disgusted and, secondly, I wondered why an article of this nature was placed in the Terre Haute newspaper. I have lived in this community over 30 years and have never seen any indication of a left-wing movement (except maybe a few college kids) that has ever addressed this topic in debate.

If I had read this article in your letters to the editor, I would have taken it in a different light and not been upset. When I find this type article coming from one of the editors, I see it as a political stand; therefore, I feel you have crossed the line. For some time, I have seen indications (in some of your articles) that you are beginning to lean a little left but in this article you have made it crystal clear.

I find the article against all that I believe in. You are no longer serving the needs of this community with this type reporting.

— Walter Anslinger

Terre Haute

Don’t be victim of Islamic deception

In his letter of Dec. 16, 2012, Jim Camp accuses me of a “venomous diatribe” through my letters against Islamic ideologies of Jihad (Holy War), Sharia (Islamic Law), and President Obama. In my letters, my aim is to educate Americans about the history and theology of the ideologies of Jihad and Sharia, and the actions of the Obama administration. The security and freedoms of Americans are threatened by Jihad, Sharia, and the actions of the Obama administration.

Mr. Camp seems to be a victim of Taqiyya (Taqiyya means “holy deception” and the Islamic doctrine of Taqiyya calls on Muslims to spread disinformation about Islam among non-Muslims). Mr. Camp seems to think that “Jihad” only means “Islamic belief of internal struggle.” I invite Mr. Camp to consider the following Jihad verses of the Quran and the Sunnah (The Life and Sayings of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam):

“Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war” (Quran 9:5).

“Jihad is compulsory” (Sahih Muslim C40B20N4676).

“Killing disbelievers is a small matter to us” (Tabari IX:69).

The Quran and the Sunnah are full of verses like these.

Do these verses sound like the “Islamic belief of internal struggle”? The Islamic jihad attacks like those of Sept. 11, 2001, in the United States, the Fort Hood jihad terror attack, and other jihad attacks are justified by their perpetrators by quoting the jihad verses of the Quran and the Sunnah. Islamic jihad has resulted in the killing of 120 million Africans, 60 million Christians, 80 million Hindus and 10 million Buddhists (figures released by the Center for the Study of Political Islam). The Quran and the Sunnah, are taught in all mosques and Islamic schools around the world, including the United States.

The “Islamic belief of internal struggle” mentioned by Mr. Camp refers to the Jihad-al-Akbar (the greater jihad) and is not taught in the Quran or the Sunnah; it is contained in the teachings of the Sufi mystics. The Quran and the Sunnah teach the Jihad-al-Asghar (the lesser jihad) which teaches violence against non-Muslims.

The Obama administration is endangering the First Amendment rights of U.S. citizens by signing the resolution against defamation of religion, proposed by Islamic countries in the United Nations. This is clearly an attempt to impose the Blasphemy Laws of Islamic Sharia Law on U.S. citizens. The Obama administration has refused to call the Fort Hood attack as the jihad terror attack that it was, but instead classifies it as “workplace violence.” How can the United States fight an enemy ideology that it refuses to name?

— Ramachandra B. Abhyankar

Terre Haute

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Letters
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Raw: Plane Lands on New York Highway Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Harding Love Letters Now Open to Public Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers
NDN Video
Heartwarming 'Batkid Begins' Documentary is Tear-Jerker Orlando Bloom 'Takes a Swing' at Justin Bieber In Ibiza Pitch Invading Morons Cause Chaos - @TheBuzzeronFOX Sadie Doesn't Want Her Brother to Grow Up "Maxim" Hotness! See Jessica Alba's Sizzling Spread Two women barely avoid being hit by train Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Reportedly Came To Blows In Ibiza Meet the Man Behind Dumb Starbucks Chris Pratt Adorably Surprises Kids at a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Screening NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show'
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity