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Submitted by Sir Daniel M.J. Tobin (United States), Jan 7, 2011 at 11:39

Thanks Ianus for the report on NATO member Turkey and their terrorists. I hope you are keeping them ... at bay in the cold but lovely country of Poland.

I do not know how you and others will categorize my music, but I know that the vast majority of peaceful, moderate, responsible Moslems,listen to music and read books, and see movies from other countries in many different languages that are not a threat to their religion or families or finances at all, and I want to encourage the reformations and anti-terrorist, non-Islamist individuals wherever I can, and so should all who read these posts.

The tens of thousands who read this blog, can help boycott, and divest from BP, and so many others that support the war without end mentalities of the 2 major American political parties and some of their incumbents, but also contain the radicals within these ravaged Arab nations, that love American business ,accept tourists from all over,journalists, diplomats, educators, students,and medical professionals, and even tolerate the early 1980's American pop star Lionel Richie performing for the renegade rich bigots in Libya, who allowed a concert in 2006 , to memorialize the ill-advised American Operation El Dorado Canyon Bengasi raid in 1986, which did not succeed in removing War Criminal "colonel" Gaddaffi (Abu Minyar) and his minions from power. Not many media outlets covered the story about the irresponsible, "Peace at any price", concert that Richie performed a few years back, and Richie and his blood sucking greedy suits did not apologise for their inflicting emotional distress on the relatives of Gaddaffi's victims, or apologise for promoting business on the terms of a foreign War Criminal and Terrorist, Aiding a Terrorist Regime, and Obstructing Justice.

As far as my music attracting the religious police, how would you know when you have not heard it, have not quoted any of my lyrics, and maybe even think that religious police do not exist in my country? Tipper Gore and Baker's wife and many other powerful censors and would be censors held Public Hearings in the U.S. Congress in the 1980's about lyric content and community standards, and formed the Parents Music Resource Center or PMRC, to promote putting stickers on recordings that have "offensive lyrics", just as the people who make movies have a ratings system to warn the faint of heart.

I am a religious person myself, so there is no reason to censor me, or try to control my lyrics, as giving me negative publicity is still publicity, and censorship is against The Constitution. Public Standards are shifting, and if we don't allow freedom of speech/freedom of expression cover speech we do not like and do not want to hear, or read, we are on the slippery slope to having no freedoms at all.

Many artists are "into good causes", but are manipulated by agents or managers into sharing their talents for the blood thirsty tyrants who think and say that the arts are just a diversion from the wars against other tyrants, and future threats to life and power. I hope that you will get a copy of my cd sampler, and maybe even old videos and recordings from my friend Eugene Firsow of VA, whose parents worked for Radio Free Europe I think, to enjoy, but also promote good relations with the rational, peaceful Moslems, who should help the reformation within Moslem majority countries, and we will win the war on terrorism with culture, humor, friendship and "kill them with kindness" as my old acquaintance guitarist Keith Reiher of Hempstead once quoted.

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2NEVER [240 words]Cherif El-AyoutyFeb 22, 2011 03:10182872
1Is Saudi Arabia Opening Up? [33 words]firozJan 15, 2011 05:48181810
2Soon it will not matter [137 words]yuval Brandstetter MDJan 11, 2011 11:23181737
It really does matter [141 words]saraMar 30, 2012 15:39181737
4Optimist [34 words]gfmucciJan 10, 2011 13:56181707
1Just another false hope [122 words]Rebecca MouldsJan 6, 2011 04:43181595
1Saudi hegemony…No, Yes, NO! [136 words]NuritGJan 5, 2011 14:59181571
1Dear Dr. Pipes [68 words]
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Debanjan BanerjeeJan 8, 2011 11:43181571
3Good review [27 words]John in Michigan, USAJan 4, 2011 18:28181549
Identifying a Society's Weaknesses to Keep Them Under Control [914 words]M. ToveyJan 4, 2011 16:20181546
3opening up [570 words]Sir Daniel M.J. TobinJan 4, 2011 11:35181536
6One more culprit [437 words]IanusJan 6, 2011 08:06181536
3Royal Oil and the Caliphate [443 words]Arlinda DeAngelisJan 6, 2011 18:53181536
2Turkey? [597 words]Sir Daniel M.J. TobinJan 7, 2011 11:39181536
3Great comment ! [155 words]IanusJan 7, 2011 13:19181536
3Democracy is not for Saudi Arabia - not yet [332 words]Frank LukeJan 4, 2011 10:18181533
1Cut the Snake's head [93 words]AngelJan 4, 2011 10:12181532
5Is Saudi Arabia Opening Up? [46 words]KamathJan 4, 2011 08:42181529
1Doing Nothing can be dangerous [42 words]Frank LukeJan 5, 2011 10:52181529
7Reforms in Saudistan ? King Abdullah's new clothes ! [696 words]IanusJan 5, 2011 16:30181529
1Time is NOT on our side [70 words]Joe Six-PackJan 5, 2011 18:28181529
2Time is not on our side? [253 words]RajeevJan 7, 2011 02:35181529
Powers of Analysis [52 words]Amin RiazFeb 1, 2011 21:24181529
6Islamic hypocrisy [64 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 3, 2011 07:07181529
To convert the lot of you... to Islam [92 words]Amin RiazFeb 3, 2011 20:23181529
1Hypocrisy 101!!! [54 words]JaladhiFeb 4, 2011 14:57181529
6Islamic da3wa and tabligh are against Allah's grand plan and these are not my words [460 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 5, 2011 07:22181529
Your concern is touching ... Dhims [107 words]Amin RiazFeb 5, 2011 21:54181529
7What is my concern? [308 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 8, 2011 06:14181529
Lack of an ability for a discourse [11 words]Amin RiazFeb 8, 2011 22:01181529
5Islam is the religion of the Hijazi Arabs only and this is what the Qur'an says [35 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 11, 2011 07:18181529
Propaganda [62 words]Amin RiazFeb 11, 2011 23:38181529
4Islam is really the religion of the Hijazi Arabs only [229 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 13, 2011 09:20181529
With brains like that... [91 words]Amin RiazFeb 15, 2011 19:05181529
4Islam is the religion of the Hijazi Arabs only and this is what the Qur'an says [197 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 17, 2011 06:29181529
Repetitions [117 words]Amin RiazFeb 19, 2011 14:00181529
5Islam is the religion of the Hijazi Arabs only and this is what the Qur'an says part deux [435 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 21, 2011 18:28181529
quick query to dhimmi no more [28 words]maximillionMar 2, 2011 19:22181529
77Teaching Arabic to one tablighee at a time [256 words]dhimmi no moreMar 4, 2011 06:28181529
14to dhimmi no more ... [121 words]maximillionMar 4, 2011 22:04181529
6Teaching Arabic to one tablighee at a time part deux read and laugh [1086 words]dhimmi no moreMar 6, 2011 07:00181529
7If it is a mistake then i must be in good company! [249 words]dhimmi no moreMar 6, 2011 07:53181529
5I cannot wait for this one either [258 words]dhimmi no moreMar 6, 2011 08:19181529
11our dear Max is asking me to look up the meaning of a perfect Arabic word in an English language dictionary! I call this ignorance [130 words]dhimmi no moreMar 6, 2011 10:20181529
4Islam is the religion of the Hijazi Arabs only and this is what the Qur'an says and al-wali wa al-mawali [237 words]dhimmi no moreMar 6, 2011 10:30181529
5Arabic grammar [104 words]dhimmi no moreMar 6, 2011 10:55181529
4Teaching Arabic to one tablighee at a time part Nth [183 words]dhimmi no moreMar 6, 2011 14:00181529
4The Qur'an says that Islam is the religion of the Hijazi Arabs only and you ain't no Hijazi Arab [484 words]dhimmi no moreMar 7, 2011 08:52181529
2Islam is really the religion of the Hijazi Arabs only [592 words]dhimmi no moreMar 10, 2011 06:19181529
1Teaching by the wonderful Dr. Dhimmi.... [512 words]maximillionMar 10, 2011 19:24181529
4Islam is the religion of the Hijazi Arabs only and this is what the Qur'an says part Nth [1357 words]dhimmi no moreMar 12, 2011 07:37181529
3al-komidya al-islamiyya one more time, Islam is the religion of the Arabs only and transliteration of Arabic by Arabs [1090 words]dhimmi no moreMar 12, 2011 13:53181529
4More Islamic ignorance [184 words]dhimmi no moreMar 12, 2011 14:09181529
2Our daer Max has no clue what is really Allah's rasm or what is really al-i3rab and i call this ignorance [920 words]dhimmi no moreMar 12, 2011 14:48181529
12Dr. Dhimmi all confused? [354 words]maximillionMar 12, 2011 20:45181529
4Our daer Max: we kuffar only tell you what your islamic sources tell us in Arabic something that you cannot do! [2000 words]dhimmi no moreMar 13, 2011 09:51181529
2More evidence from the Qur'an that islam is the religion of the Arabs only [148 words]dhimmi no moreMar 13, 2011 10:06181529
4Aristotle in the Sira read and laugh [282 words]dhimmi no moreMar 13, 2011 14:52181529
17Islam is the religion of the Hijazi Arabs only and this is what the Qur'an says [86 words]dhimmi no moreMar 15, 2011 11:26181529
1More evidence from the Qur'an that islam is the religion of the Arabs only part deux [205 words]dhimmi no moreMar 19, 2011 07:32181529
2More evidence from the Qur'an that islam is the religion of the Arabs only part trois [170 words]dhimmi no moreMar 19, 2011 07:42181529
11Our dear Max revisited and al-qira'at al-sab3a [924 words]dhimmi no moreMar 27, 2011 15:37181529
Islam Will Have Its Moment to try Conversion - But In the Eternal Realm, it is Only a Moment [1068 words]M. ToveyApr 4, 2011 14:15181529
To you is yours and to me is mine [129 words]Liam DevlinDec 7, 2011 03:54181529
6Another victim of Arabian imperialism and of Islam [918 words]dhimmi no moreDec 8, 2011 07:07181529
Islam [142 words]AhmedMar 30, 2012 11:56181529

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