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    Nessie

    Yet O'Barry wants to help the locals switch to an alternative that would make their town more prosperous, while you say they shouldn't switch because tradition;

    I applaud his efforts to encourage Japanese to make this shift, but as long as those efforts involve interference in business activities within Japan, such as during the filming of The Cove, he shouldn't be surprised about being deported.

    Posted in: Japan deports dolphin activist Ric O'Barry

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    Nessie

    Thank you for your post, Athletes. It's always a pleasure to hear from people who are less represented on this website. And I enjoyed visiting Myanmar.

    Most of the western nations including UK and US have many mosques will allow the non believers visiting inside. .The reason is they do not want to be seen as hostile, unfriendly and preaching the hates

    Part of it is that they're enthusiastic about their religion and want to show it in a good light. There's nothing sinister about that. In most Mosques around the world, it's my understanding that non-Muslims are welcome, provided they follow the rules (which could include gender segregation; sorry, ladies).

    In South East Asian nations, it is the different story. My birth place known as Myanmar even displayed sign in Burmese as non Muslim not allowed. It was 25 years agon.

    That's unfortunate, but you have to admit that it might be attributed to the sectarian/inter-faith/intercultural violence that Myanmar has seen.

    Interestingly there will be no statues or paintings inside Mosques unlike Churches or Buddhist temples. It will be empty insides anyway.

    I actually like this aspect of Islam. It's a good measure against idolatry--up until you start assassinating cartoonists, that is. Buddhism started out with an anti-idolatrous stance but abandoned it pretty quickly.

    Afgan and Irag are war torn nations. They will accept female politicians and reporters wearing scarfs. Not in SE Asia communities who thinks females are inferior species. Some people still lives in medical era.

    Well Thailand has had a woman prime minister and, as a Myanmarese, you must know that so has Myanmar. You might be interested in this map of the global gender gap. You'll see that SE Asia scores better than most of the Middle East and North Africa. But there's always room for improvement.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GlobalGenderGapReport#/media/File:2013Gendergapindexworldmap,GenderInequality_Distribution.svg

    Posted in: Obama visits U.S. mosque; says impression of Muslims distorted

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    Nessie

    The golden rule of Mosque is non believer is not allowed to enter their sacred place.

    This is not true. You may be thinking of Mecca, which is off-limits to non-Muslims. And there are correlates in other religions, although I'm not aware of an entire city in any other religion that bans those of other religions.

    Posted in: Obama visits U.S. mosque; says impression of Muslims distorted

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    Nessie

    Thank you for your post, Sabbath. I'd say that the question isn't settled. You haven't shown that he didn't receive compensation and you haven't shown what your cited period of stay is. He is credited with 14 film roles on IMDb and he's billed as the star of The Cove by the movie's producers. I don't think it's a stretch to think he was compensated for making the Cove, even if just for travel costs. I also wonder whether he informed Japan immigration of his previous arrest and his unlawful activities, for which he had been fined.

    Posted in: Japan deports dolphin activist Ric O'Barry

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    Nessie

    What kind of injured ? like Brainwashing,

    I was thinking more along the lines of physical injury, like the people beheaded at Muhammad's command.

    That a mental injury which effect those that are non religious. This might seem good from your point of view.

    Nope. I'm an atheist. I think Christian theology is bunk. But I do think Jesus is a much better moral exemplar than Muhammad.

    Posted in: Obama visits U.S. mosque; says impression of Muslims distorted

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    Nessie

    Read 9.0 onward Medina edition. and a proper English interpretation. Sunni nutters study the man Mohammad what he did then relate he action with the Medina verse. THis is exactly what ISis is doing. They are not going over the top when concerning the teaching of the Medina edition.

    They're not separate "editions". It's all in one volume and they're all the same in Arabic (or else!). That's what I'm saying.

    So Jesus when berserk tore the place apart. All the people praise him for violence and that how he became a the Man.

    Can you name one person Jesus injured?

    Posted in: Obama visits U.S. mosque; says impression of Muslims distorted

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    Nessie

    The Immigration Act sets out every situation where the Minister can exclude a foreigner and the list is exhaustive. If a foreigner doesn't fall within any of those specific categories, there is no residual power the Minister can use to refuse someone entry just because Japanese people find them annoying or embarrassing.

    One of these situations is a foreign visitor engaging in political activities.

    Posted in: Japan deports dolphin activist Ric O'Barry

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    Nessie

    First, they are obligated to uphold the bilateral and international treaties regarding granting of Visas to foreign travellers.

    If you come on a tourist visa and engage in non-tourism activities (he did: making a film), you've violated your visa. Treaty upheld; enjoy your flight home, Ric.

    Posted in: Japan deports dolphin activist Ric O'Barry

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    Nessie

    You know O of the Quran because all non and other nutters and not so nuts, are the enemy of Islam ( the Medina edition of the Quran) not the not so nutters Mecca version of the Quran.

    There's only one "edition" of the Qur'an. You're probably referring to the more peaceful Meccan verses, which were abrogated by the later, more violent Medinan verses.

    I wrote:

    Anyone who believes the Qur'an is the literal word of God and Muhammad is an ideal for human conduct is an extremist.

    Black Sabbath wrote:

    Yep. The same goes for those who follow the Hebrew or the Christian Bible, and the patriarchs. In the US, 3 in 10 say they take the Bible literally.

    You almost have a point. The difference is that no-one looks to King David, for example, as a moral exemplar. His crimes are part of the bible and are explicitly stated as being displeasing to god. (He used Uriah the Hittite as cannon fodder in order to marry Uriah's wife, Bathsheba.)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathsheba

    The moral exemplar in the Bible is Jesus. Here are some differences between Jesus and Muhammad.

    Jesus: Didn't own slaves.

    Muhammad: Bought, sold, captured and slept with slaves. (As well as manumitting some.)

    Jesus: Once got really ticked off and threw some bankers out of a temple. Preached peace even when confronted with force. Lived and died as a pacifist.

    Muhammad: Ordered the beheading of prisoners of war. Sanctioned the rape of slaves. (Qur'an 4:24) Ordered military actions for plunder. Ordered non-Muslims to pledge submission or be killed. Established differential taxation for non-Muslims.

    Jesus: Lived ascetically. Preached against material wealth.

    Muhammad: Lived ascetically--except for his multiple wives. Had few possessions, but did own slaves. Encouraged his followers to plunder caravans; created rules for dividing the spoils of war.

    I can keep going, but I think you get the point. I can also comment about the differences in scriptural status between the Bible and the Qua'ran in the respective religions if you like. It's true that any Christians who take the Old Testament as literal truth and as applicable today are extremists. Very few do.

    Posted in: Obama visits U.S. mosque; says impression of Muslims distorted

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    Nessie

    He's credited on the Internet Movie Database as starring in The Cove. That's "dolphin watching" in the same way that going to a strip club is "sports research".

    Posted in: Japan deports dolphin activist Ric O'Barry

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    Nessie

    As peaceful Muslims, are they somehow responsible for the extremists?

    Anyone who believes the Qur'an is the literal word of God and Muhammad is an ideal for human conduct is an extremist.

    Posted in: Obama visits U.S. mosque; says impression of Muslims distorted

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    Nessie

    What I find strange is that the police were doing an undercover investigation on drug use by an individual. How strange is that? Users get caught because they are usually doing something stupid. The police get called and they find the drugs on them. They were going through his garbage to find enough evidence for a raid on his home. Really weird. He's being targeted for some reason.

    They might have busted someone else who ratted him out, or who ratted out his supplier.

    Posted in: Kiyohara tests positive for drugs, but keeps silent on source

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    Nessie

    One example of this is the 13 countries in the world who carry out executions for blasphemy. It's no coincidence they are all majority Muslim.

    Let's not overstate the case. There are only 9 countries where apostasy is a capital crime, and not all of these actually carry out executions of apostates. You're correct that more than 9 countries have laws against blasphemy, but not all of these are Muslim-majority countries and not all of these have the death penalty for blasphemy. But generally speaking, Muslim-majority countries and self-proclaimed Islamic republics take more issue with blasphemy/apostasy than other countries do. Most importantly, this is not some top-down government thing. Large percentages of Muslims around the world agree with these regressive policies. Islam has a huge problem with freedom of thought, conscience and expression. This is why liberal democracies have to cherish these against religious conservatives and the regressive left.

    Sources

    http://www.loc.gov/law/help/apostasy/apostasy.pdf

    The countries surveyed that expressly make apostasy a capital offense are Afghanistan, Brunei, Mauritania, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. However, only a small number of cases showing the application of these capital punishment laws were identified. Only two cases were identified that resulted in conviction for religious conversion— one in Iran in 1994 and another in Sudan in 2014. The country surveys also indicate that apostasy laws are frequently used to charge persons for acts other than conversion. For example, in Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Yemen, individuals were charged with apostasy for their writings or comments made on social media. Of the countries researched, it appears that Iran is the only one that has executed a person convicted of apostasy to date.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ApostasyinIslam

    Posted in: Obama visits U.S. mosque; says impression of Muslims distorted

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    Nessie

    From that comment, I'm guessing you don't actually know what Islam's core teachings are.

    Any teaching based on revealed scripture is anti-rational. That goes for all the Abrahamic religions.

    The devil is in the details, and a core teaching of Islam is that non-believers will be deservedly punished in the next life and that free-thinkers (a.k.a. blasphemers) should be punished in this life. So, yeah, the core teachings are wicked.

    Posted in: Obama visits U.S. mosque; says impression of Muslims distorted

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    Nessie

    He said those who demonize all Muslims for the acts of a few are playing into extremists’ hands.

    Not many people demonize all Muslims.

    A lot of people demonize a lot of Muslims, because large percentages of Muslims think adulterers should receive corporal punishment and apostasy should be illegal. Much lower percentages among US Muslims, but still, significant percentages worldwide.

    Posted in: Obama visits U.S. mosque; says impression of Muslims distorted

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    Nessie

    Sorry, buddy. All sales are final.

    Posted in: Chiba builder says he gave more money than Amari acknowledged

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    Nessie

    He wants a do-over? Is he in kindergarten? Next he'll be calling no tagbacks and accusing Cruz of having cooties.

    Posted in: Trump accuses Cruz of fraud in Iowa caucuses; Rand Paul out

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    Nessie

    Family of dementia parent killed by train appeal liability ruling

    How does a train appeal liability ruling kill a family?

    Posted in: Family of dementia patient killed by train appeal liability ruling

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    Nessie

    It's a scandal that Hillary had her own server, but that's separate from the Benghazi non-scandal. Terrorists like those in Benghazi will be successful every now and then. There's no such thing as perfect security, especially in places like Libya. But she was accused of mishandling the Benghazi attack before any of the e-mail business came to light. That's why I'm calling Benghazi itself a non-scandal. And I'm not a Hillary supporter.

    The e-mails and server business are actually a scandal. I think my reading on this is a pretty non-partisan one.

    Posted in: Gov't finds 'top secret' info in Clinton emails

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