UPDATED: Threats Of Violence Against BFP Over This Post
“BFP, the pompus attitude you have and your blatant ignorance (even to Christianity) is sad. I really can’t wait til one of you gets killed over this site.”
… anonymous comment on this article from Amsterdam, NL.
“… insult to Islam and the Prophet. Say lies here you will be died…”
… anonymous email to BFP with a Belgium IP source.
Thanks for your input gentlemen. We understand that you might be upset by any discussion of religion or culture that involves self-examination or critical analysis in classic or western liberal academic tradition. We also understand that even within your own religion, many believe that violence is the proper discussion strategy to settle matters of theological differences.
And… thanks for proving our point.
New York Times, Reuters & US Homeland Security Secretary Refuse To Say The Words “Muslim Terrorists”
As we stated in a previous Barbados Free Press article…
A Refusal To Name The Enemy – Empowers Only The Enemy
It is this refusal to identify the enemy – this pretense – that is most disturbing. Until we start to use the words Jihad, Islamic and Muslim to accurately describe the Jihadists as they describe themselves, and unless we attribute their violence to religious motivation as they describe their own motivations, then Islam will never feel pressure to reform itself as a religion.
… from BFP article Barbados Under Muslim Jihadist Terrorist Threat
In medieval Europe, and even to this day in some cultures, people refuse to say aloud the name of the devil or satan for fear of attracting or offending him. They talk of “the old one” or “that sly fellow” or generalize even more and say “something bad”.
They say anything to avoid having to mention the specific name of the feared entity.
THEY, THEM, THOSE might hear you!
U.S. Urges Tight Security for Cricket World Cup
Reuters – October 26, 2006 6:26pm E.T.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Reuters) – The United States called for tight security and safeguards against terrorism on Thursday, as nine Caribbean nations prepared to host next year’s world cricket championship in the West Indies.
The request came from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, who spoke after talks with regional security officials about possible extremist threats during the 55-day Cricket World Cup.
There is an “international ideology that uses terrorist means to promote its aims,” Chertoff told reporters. “There is no reason to believe any part of the world is off limits, that includes this area as well.”
Chertoff said that although cricket was not a sport in which the United States participates, large groups of U.S. spectators were likely to visit the Caribbean during the international championship that begins next March.
He said Washington would provide support for the cricket host countries, especially in the area of advance information about transatlantic air passengers.
Britain and Interpol have also been involved in security plans for the event.
The countries hosting the tournament are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago.
Some 16 teams from around the world including Australia, England, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the West Indies will take part in the games that will end with a final in Barbados in April.
from the New York Times (link here – free account needed)