AZ Republic peddles the fraud of moral relativism

August 22, 2016

In what is clearly not a coincidence, the Arizona Republic runs two articles a single day apart. Each deals with faith.  Article One, titled, “The Many Faces of One Faith,“ is three pages in length. The faith in question is Islam. The oversized quote accompanying the report is attributed to Hani Rahal, identified as Leader of Al-Mahdi Benevolent Foundation. His quote? “Many Americans are afraid of the unknown, they don’t know what Islam is.”

In fact, in recent years Americans have come to know what certain adherents of Islam tell us and show us it is.  No rational observer believes all Muslims follow such beliefs, though this National Review report, Obama’s Bad Math on Islamic Terrorism, is rife with disturbing polling data and specifics that give rise to suspicions. It also makes the point that Muslims are no more fundamentally bad than Christians or Jews. But it is not true, as Barack Obama has said, “99.9 percent of Muslims” reject Islamic terrorism. Obama’s 99.9 percent figure is demonstrably false. Pew Research has polled the issue extensively. In surveys of the Muslim populations of nine majority-Muslim countries, an average of 57 percent have an unfavorable view of al-Qaeda, not 99.9 percent. Thirteen percent have a favorable view of al-Qaeda, not 0.1 percent. 

Article Two in the Sunday edition uses an almost 90-year-old Holocaust survivor to make the point that she was hated merely for who she was. The horrors she endured have no relationship to mainstream American Muslims, though that is the point attempting to be made. The Nazis rounded up 6-million Jews and millions of others and sent them to death camps where they were starved and subjected to unspeakable atrocities, then gassed or put into ovens. American Muslims, described as being about 70 percent Democrat, live ordinary lives here. There are no parallels to 1930’s and 40’s Europe.

The elderly Holocaust victim was led down the Primrose Path by columnist Karina Bland, who specializes in midlife travails and was clearly over her head in making this moral equivalency on behalf of introducing individual Valley Muslims and their faith.

The differences are stark. European Jews did not commit heinous crimes in the name of God. They did not behead, bomb, drive massive trucks through crowds engaged in outdoor festivities with their children. They did not butcher or strap on suicide vests to randomly slaughter wedding attendees, shoppers or diners. They did not commandeer commercial airliners and fly them into skyscrapers. They did not hand out candy to their children as they celebrated wholesale slaughters, accompanied by joyful shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” which translates to “Allah is greater!”  — meaning Allah Is Greater Than Your God or Government. Robert Spencer of “Jihad Watch” provides a more complete explanation.

Islam is fundamentally different than the religions of Christianity or Judaism. Islam, the fastest growing worldwide, demands strict adherence to its precepts, which are often incompatible with our Constitutionally granted freedoms, since it seeks dominance. Tom Trinko at “American Thinker” provides an in-depth analysis in his column, Islam: Not Just a ReligionFor the Arizona Republic to use an elderly victim to try to convince us otherwise is reprehensible but understandable, as Obama opens America’s  floodgates to hundreds of thousands of unable to be vetted Muslim “refugees.”


More savagery in France: Religion of Peace update

July 15, 2016

The latest news on the terrorist attack that ripped through a massive crowd of Bastille Day celebrants Thursday in Nice, France identifies the murderer as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian-born resident of Nice who had dual French-Tunisian nationality.  Though not on an official French watch list, he was known to police in connection with crimes such as theft and violence.

The death toll has risen to at least eighty-four, including children and infants. Two U.S. citizens — a Texas father and his 11-year old son — Sean and Brodie Copeland are among the dead.  Fifty-two people of the 202 injured, remain in critical condition. Among the victims were families spending time in the resort town to enjoy the fireworks and food along the beach on the national holiday synonymous with liberty.

French President Francois Hollande had no trouble referring to the evil as a “terrorist act.”

A bit of background on the murderer’s homeland. Tunisia’s Constitution stipulates that Islam is the official state religion. The president of Tunisia must be Muslim.

The French newspaper Nice Matin reported that weapons and fake grenades were found inside the oversized truck used to carry out the massacre by intentionally careening into the crowd for a mile and a half, while shots rang out from the truck cab. The Islamic terrorist driver was killed by French authorities. 

The Sun, a UK newspaper, has more coverage of the carnage, including photos and videos.

ISIS is reported  to be celebrating the death and destruction that is the hallmark of the Islamic State. 


Americans becoming more wary

June 14, 2016

Confidence in many established institutions dropping like a rock

Trust in banks, organized religion, news media, and congress fell significantly during the past decade, according to this recent Gallup survey.

The report reveals Americans clearly lack confidence in the institutions that affect their daily lives: the schools responsible for educating the nation’s children; the houses of worship that are expected to provide spiritual guidance; the banks that are supposed to protect Americans’ earnings; the U.S. Congress elected to represent the nation’s interests; the news media that claims it exists to keep them informed and the judiciary which is supposed to render unbiased decisions. The U.S. military remains held in high regard as does law enforcement and big business.

 The nearly across-the-board decline in trustworthiness of these previously solidly respected institutions has given rise to an increasingly jaundiced view, culminating in higher levels of distrust.

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Seeing Red AZ is conducting our own poll, with this two-pronged question: Where has your level of confidence fallen most significantly, and why? We’re also interested in our reader’s solutions.


“Boycott Target” gaining steam

April 26, 2016

Target’s radical activism turns bathrooms, dressing rooms into “gender-neutral” predator havens

The American Family Association is calling for a boycott of Target stores after the retail giant announced it would allow men to use the women’s restrooms and dressing rooms in their stores.

Last August, Seeing Red AZ wrote Target veers far off target, noting the corporate decision to  no longer label toys according to the sex of the child they are aimed at. Gender-neutral signs will also appear in the children’s bedding section. The only place gender labels will still remain is in the children’s clothing department — and who knows how much longer that will continue?

Arizona Target stores are listed here. When the neighborhood go-to store pays more attention to 1 percent of their shoppers over 99 percent, it’s time to reevaluate your priorities, and take your money elsewhere.

Sign the boycott pledge here and scroll down to read the posted examples of what Target’s policy can lead to. Call Target Guest Relations at 1-800-440-0680 and let them know you‘ve signed the pledge — and why.


Germany’s Merkel suffers consequences of disastrous policies

March 14, 2016

Voters send unambiguous message: “Close the door”

The consequences of German Chancellor Andrea Merkel’s irresponsible refugee resettlement programs have resulted in a referendum against her and the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in major polls on Sunday.

The populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party founded in 2013 recorded a surge as it garnered support from irate voters. Germans have watched in alarm as 1.1 million people claiming refugee status arrived in the country in 2015 alone. In the first week of Sept. 2015, Merkel declared that any Syrian who reaches Germany can claim asylum. In the days that followed, 25,000 more arrived. The number has continued to explode.

“The people who voted for us voted against this refugee policy,” said AfD deputy chairman Alexander Gauland. The group used familiar campaign slogans such as “Secure the borders” and “Stop the asylum chaos.”

The solution comes with a hefty price tag. The European Union will be on the hook to Turkey to the tune of $3.2 billion for its promised aid in staunching the flow of refugees to Europe from the conflict in Syria, and to prevent Europe’s worst refugee crisis from worsening further.  Turkey has been instrumental in not only arming, but financing the Islamic State (ISIS), whose actions in Syria have led to an unprecedented exodus of refugees mostly through Turkey, which Europe is now hoping to bribe so it will lock down its borders.

Bowing to liberal policies with the potential to change the culture of a nation, over the wishes the nation’s citizens, raises their ire whether the acts take place in German or the United States. (video)

Read more in the UK’s The Guardian.


Satanists’ antics result in AZ GOP chair launching recall

February 5, 2016

Seeing Red AZ  recently covered the Phoenix City Council’s plan  — on the advice of its legal council — to allow a Satanist to deliver the “invocation” (formerly known as the opening prayer), at the Council’s Feb. 17 meeting.

As might be expected, all hell broke loose. The majority of council members were not onboard with this affront. Satanist Stuart de Haan, a Tucson lawyer equipped with a king-sized agenda, initially made the request, saying his group is opposed to “religious tyranny” — presumably his view of prayer. The Satanists threatened a lawsuit.

The daily reported that Phoenix City Attorney Brad Holm’s statement provided no recourse:

“Consistent with the U.S. Supreme Court’s direction, the city cannot dictate religious viewpoints or the content of a prayer, Holm wrote. “In addition, government may not exclude a denomination or a religion from praying under these circumstances.”

In response, the council, after hearing testimony from both sides, voted to replace the traditional prayer with a moment of silence, according to this Fox News report.

But the saga doesn’t end there. On Thursday, AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham’s spokesman blasted out an email titled, “We Need Prayer!” There’s nothing to disagree with in the content of Graham’s message, but the last paragraph and follow-up sentence were puzzling:.

“If a show of humility to God, rich in the American tradition, is to be ended because of a few satanic bullies, how are we going to fix some of our community’s and nation’s most pressing problems? Maybe it is time we send a message to the Phoenix City Council that they are out of touch with the people of Phoenix.”

Graham is collecting information necessary to create a ballot initiative to reinstate public prayer, as well as for the recall of elected Phoenix public officials.

Is Graham aiming for the mayor, the city attorney or the council members?

Stay tuned.


Phx City Council meeting: Satanists to deliver prayer

January 30, 2016

Will Mayor Greg Stanton bow his PC head in reverence?

Political correctness is in full bloom in Phoenix. The blue city in a red state has struggled under liberal Democrat mayors since the embarrassing Phil Gordon held sway at City Hall from 2004  — until the equally left-wing Greg Stanton was elected in 2012.

Phoenix city government promotes the sham of non-partisan elections though it’s always been clear where political allegiances lie.

In typical liberal fashion, Stanton, who led the 2014 “gay pride” parade and officially recognized the Greater Phoenix Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, has now approved representatives of a local Satanic group delivering the invocation — previously known as the opening prayer — at the Council’s Feb. 17 meeting.

Read the Fox News coverage, which includes a reassuring claim from one of the Satanists who refused to disclose what the group was planning for the invocation, but said, “We don’t intend on doing anything offensive.”

By whose standards?


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