Indeed, it was a knock down drag out with dissembler Pamela Geller. Sean Hannity asked me to cut down on expletives, an unusual for me.
just read Pamela Geller’s note on her blog, “I will be on the Sean
Hannity radio show at the top of the hour (4pm) for a knock down drag
out with dissembler Michael Ghouse.
argued over the word Jihad. The word was used for the first time when
Prophet Muhammad’s army came home from a victorious war. The associates
asked him, what next? The prophet said, the greater Jihad begins now.
The "greater jihad" is the inner struggle to hold on to the temptations
to take revenge, or oppress the captured. Instead, he taught one to be
humble, and be charitable and kind to them. However the meaning of the
Jihad was screwed up around the 10th century to mean war on non-Muslims.
was belligerent and going on and on, that’s when I got to her. I guess
this must be a first time on Hannity show. I told her “Pamela, first,
you did not listen to what I said - that is the screwed up meaning of
Jihad, that was an add on, and not Qur’anic or Islamic, you did not hear
me, that it was in the middle ages that it was added, and unfortunately
it is believed by many Muslims.”
Secondly, we are having a
dialogue here, you tell a point and cut it out and I will do the same,
you got this non-sense memorized and rolling it on, breath in between
your sentences, let it be a dialogue… there was a dead moment, and I
realized, that was the right thing for me to do. Thanks Hannity for
letting it pass, I am glad he did, otherwise neither will make the
Then I laid it on her that she is robbing the American
public by not telling the whole truth. In Islam, there is no offensive
war, per Islam no Muslim can wage a war, unless in self-defense, all
else about Jihad is non-sense.
An another point, although I do
not like Ahmedinejad’s loose mouth, he did not say to wipe out Israel,
he said to wipe out Zionism and not Israel… of course; it was over loud
conversation between Pamela and I.
I am against supplying F-16
fighter planes to Egypt. What is it for? The only possible enemy Egypt
has is Israel, and Masri has said he will continue to honor the peace
accord. This is the dumbest thing we are doing to supply them with arms.
Hagel should be confirmed for Secretary of Defense, for a change we need someone who is not a damn war monger.
Brennan - He needs to clarify about the operations of drone, we are
creating more ill-will through our indiscriminate killing of the
warned, “The Iranian people are ready to march on Israel to destroy it
if it launches an attack adventure against Iran.”
encircled by hostile governments in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and other Gulf
states, the Iranian regime is looking for a new dance partner.
Egypt has to walk a tightrope in its relationship with the United
States if it wants to receive billions of dollars in financial aid and
advanced weapons such as F-16s to build up its military. On the other
hand, Morsi sees some leverage in hedging his bets and keeping the U.S.
on edge as to just how far Egypt is willing to go in pursuing deeper
ties with Iran.
Second, while Egypt may not formally break
diplomatic relations with Israel and withdraw from the Camp David peace
treaty in the foreseeable future, it can revert to a cold peace and
allow Iranian arms to transit the Sinai on the way to Hamas in Gaza.
The ayatollah’s objection is an edict to which other Iranian officials, including President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, must adhere,
Iranian nation will not negotiate under pressure,” he said. Noting the
international sanctions against Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei said: “The U.S.
is pointing a gun at Iran and wants us to talk to them. The Iranian
nation will not be intimidated by these actions.”
Deb Fischer will not support her fellow Nebraskan, former Sen. Chuck
Hagel, for Defense Secretary, she wrote in an op-ed published Thursday.
Hagel had a chance to clear the record and address bipartisan,
well-intentioned concerns,” Fischer (R-Neb.) wrote for the Omaha
World-Herald, referencing the former Republican senator’s performance in
confirmation hearings last week. “He fell short, consequently failing
to reach the heightened standard to which nominees to this position are
held. I cannot support his nomination.”
57, was expected to be examined closely about U.S. spy activities from
waterboarding to the use of drones at the Senate Intelligence Committee
hearing, scheduled for 2:30 p.m. EST/1930 GMT.
Even so, there has
been no groundswell of objection to Brennan's nomination, and he was
expected to win confirmation from both the panel and, later by the full
Brennan is Obama's counterterrorism adviser and was a top CIA official under former President George W. Bush.
biggest concerns about the nominee have come from liberal Democrats,
not the conservative Republicans whose reservations about Obama's
nominee to head the Pentagon, Chuck Hagel, prompted a delay in the vote
to confirm the former Republican senator.
Senator Ron Wyden, a
Democratic member of the intelligence committee who has pledged to press
Brennan on drones, said in television interviews on Thursday he was
encouraged by Obama's to provide classified documents, but that more
action is needed.
Senate Committee Postpones Vote on Hagel Nomination
Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) decided to postpone its
tentatively planned markup of Chuck Hagel's nomination to be Secretary
SASC was planning to vote on the nomination today,
but committee chairman Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) decided to delay action
saying that the committee's review was not complete.
did not reference it, several media sources report that more than two
dozen Republicans wrote Levin calling for more time to review Hagel's
financial records, which they argue are incomplete. Politico quotes a
passage from the letter where questions are raised by the Republicans
about whether Hagel was paid "directly or indirectly, from foreign
sources" in relation to speeches or consulting work. Hagel reportedly
had been asked about this previously and replied that the financial
information requested "regarding private corporate and non-profit
entities ... is not mine to provide. ...I do not believe I have any of
the information requested," according to Politico.
Mike Ghouse is a speaker, thinker and a
writer on pluralism, politics, peace, Islam, Israel, India, interfaith, and cohesion at work
place and standing up for
others as an activist. He is committed to building a Cohesive America and offers
pluralistic solutions on issues of the day at www.TheGhousediary.com. Mike has a
strong presence on national and local TV, Radio and Print Media. He is a
frequent guest on Sean
Hannity show on Fox TV, and a commentator on national radio networks, he
contributes weekly to the Texas Faith Column at Dallas Morning News, fortnightly
at Huffington post, and
several other periodicals across the world. His personal site www.MikeGhouse.net indexes everything you
want to know about him.