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Ratko Mladic, killing 3,500 Christians near Srebrenica & Islamic jihad: Bosnia & Western hypocrisy!

Ratko Mladic, killing 3,500 Christians near Srebrenica & Islamic jihad: Bosnia & Western hypocrisy!

Lee Jay Walker

Modern Tokyo Times

The image of Srebrenica tells us more about the reality of the majority of the media and of course the “Muslim victim card” is being used in order to cleanse the Bosniak Muslims.  After all, from enslaving Orthodox Christians during their brotherly love with the Turkish slave masters of the Ottoman Empire to having Muslim SS units who supported Adolf Hitler; then “victimhood” is needed in order to justify their history and culture.

Of course the wishy-washy brigade will tell us that the Ottoman period was enlightened and that the system of taking the eldest Christian boy (devshirme system) in the Balkans and converting them to Islam was noble.  Yes, slavery in the modern era being justified and not mere slavery because the system meant that they would kill their own people in the name of Islam after being indoctrinated by Islamists in the Ottoman Empire.

However, the liberal agenda tells us that Europe owes so much to Islam.  Strange because Islam took the sword to Europe and enslaved and colonized and this reality shames historians and commentators who manipulate history.  After all, if people stated that the Atlantic slave trade was enlightening then people would be rightly condemned. However, when scholars and journalist speak about a tolerant Islamic Ottoman Empire or about their man made multi-religious Bosnia then the elites clap in admiration while leaders in Mecca dream about Islamization by stealth jihad.

Of course even the Atlantic trade route is also manipulated because little is said about the Arab and Turkish enslavement of Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe.  These tens of millions of slaves do not count and it would not suit the agenda to mention white slaves and Hindu slaves.

The Orthodox Christian world along with Africa and the Hindu world suffered so much at the hands of Islamic slavery and Protestant and Catholic imperialism which also enslaved.  This reality is forgotten and it appears that even in recent times that Orthodox Christians and Hindus do not count.

After all, three wars in the Balkans since the 1970s in Bosnia, Cyprus and Kosovo and every time the West supported Islam. Also, the Turkish genocide which killed millions of Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks, is still not recognized despite several million Christians being slaughtered in 1915 and the following years (major pogroms took place also before this date).

Similarly, the de-Hinduization of Kashmir, Bangladesh and Pakistan does not seem to hit the headlines in modern times.  Therefore, while the Muslim population remains strong in India and is growing the Hindus of Bangladesh, Kashmir and Pakistan are in free fall in percentage terms.

Alas, it appears that Orthodox Christians and Hindus don’t count!

Turning back to Srebrenica and the reality or unreality of what really happened.  After all, Bosnian Muslims have to justify their past misdeeds and Western powers need to justify killing from the air during the bombing of Serbia.

You see, when NATO bombing attacks against mainly civilians took place in Serbia this was deemed to be “Western civilization.” Yes, the overwhelming majority of people killed were not military fighters in the army of Serbia but were civilians and bombing hospitals, the infrastructure and so forth was all justified in the name of “Western civilization.”

Strange, because when several million Africans who were mainly Christian or Animist were being killed in Southern Sudan by the Arab Muslim regime then nothing was done.  Therefore, “the double standards” or should I say “no standards” was at work once more and the twisting of history and reality was done in order to suit an agenda.

The House of Saud must have been so pleased with both events.  After all, kill millions of African Christians and Animists in Sudan in order to Arabize and Islamize and the West does nothing.  At the same time create two Islamic dominated states in Europe with Kosovo being accomplished and Bosnia being the future hope after the enforced demise of the Bosnian Serb Republic. 

This is where Srebrenica suits the agenda in order to cover-up all the misdeeds of past history and this applies to Bosniak Muslim history and the Western bombing of Serbia which enabled a body organ transplanting leadership to take power.

SREBRENICA IN ALL ITS COMPLEXITY 

Before going deeper into what happened in Srebrenica it is important to clarify that thousands of Muslims were killed after Bosnian Serbian forces took Srebrenica.  This applies to not only Muslim soldiers who were killed but also innocent Muslims who were also killed during the mayhem of events.

Srdja Trifkovic, who is an historian, foreign affairs analyst and respected author, states the following:

“During the Bosnian war between May 1992 and July 1995, several thousand Muslim men lost their lives in Srebrenica and its surroundings. Most of them died in July of 1995 when the enclave fell unexpectedly to the Bosnian Serb Army and the Muslim garrison attempted a breakthrough. Some escaped to the Muslim-held town of Tuzla, 38 miles to the north. Many were killed while fighting their way through; and many others were taken prisoner and executed by the Bosnian Serb army.”

Srdja Trifkovic continues by stating that “It is often pointed out that Srebrenica was an UN “protected zone,” but it is seldom noted that the enclave was simultaneously an armed camp used for attacks against Serb villages in the surrounding areas. Muslim General Sefer Halilovic confirmed in his testimony at the Hague Tribunal that there were at least 5,500 Bosnian Army soldiers in Srebrenica after it had obtained the “safe haven” status, and that he had personally arranged numerous deliveries of sophisticated weapons by helicopter.”

This statement is important because the Muslim General, Sefer Halilovic, confirms that you had at least 5,500 Bosnian Muslim Army soldiers in Srebrenica.  More important, these fighters had slaughtered more than 3,500 Christians prior to the fall of Srebrenica and this applies to young children, women and the elderly in surrounding villages.

Even worse, the so-called safe haven meant that Bosnian Muslim forces would attack outside of the main area of central Srebenica and kill Orthodox Christians. However, they would then return to Srebrenica in order to be protected and to re-enforce their stronghold and this applies to re-arming and so forth.   

The UNPROFOR commander, French General Philippe Morillon, testified that the crimes committed by Bosnian Muslim forces were “extraordinary” and made the Serbs’ desire for revenge to be “inevitable.”

Philippe Morillon clearly stated the name of the Bosnian Muslim commander Naser Oric who was known for being sadistic.  On February 12 in 2004 at The Hague Tribunal Philippe Morillon testified that Bosnian Muslim forces under Naser Oric “engaged in attacks during Orthodox (Christian) holidays and destroyed villages, massacring all the inhabitants. This created a degree of hatred that was quite extraordinary in the region.”

Philippe Morillon is clearly commenting about the massacres of thousands of Orthodox Christians who were killed in the surrounding region.  This applies to Christians being burnt alive, beheaded and so forth.

This Srebrenica is about two military forces being the Orthodox Bosnian Christian Serb forces and the Bosnian Muslim forces.  Therefore, the real Srebrenica is very different and if General Ratko Mladic did not have Bosnian Serb units in the region to stem the massacre of Orthodox Christians then the figure of 3,500 deaths would have been even higher.

Also, from a military point of view the Bihac Muslims in Western Bosnia under Fikret Abdic had supported the Bosnian Serbs but in time they would be crushed by Bosnian Muslim forces under the Islamist, Alija Izetbegovic. At the same time during the civil war in Croatia the Krajina Serbs would be forced out and many innocent Orthodox Christians would be killed and “cleansed.”

Srebrenica was part of a bigger battle and little is said about Serbian Christian areas in Sarajevo which were taken by Islamist military forces under Alija Izetbegovic. Therefore, not only had Srebrenica Muslim forces killed and slaughtered thousands of innocent Orthodox Christians in the surrounding region; but their brutality and numbers of more than 5,500 military Muslim soldiers meant that Bosnian Serb units were being pinned down.

It was a situation that was leading to vented up hanger and hatred.  After all, why wasn’t Krajina a protected area for Orthodox Christian Serbs and the same applies to Bihac where Muslims were moderate and wanted protection from Bosnian Islamist forces under Alija Izetbegovic….why weren’t these areas protected?

In fact, not only were the protected safe havens biased towards the Muslims who supported the Islamist Alija Izetbegovic; but at the same time thousands of international Islamists were allowed to enter Bosnia in order to slit the throats of Orthodox Christians and Catholic Christians because to international Islamists the war had a different meaning because it was an Islamic Jihad in their eyes.

Not only this, Bill Clinton who supported the Islamists who were given tacit approval to slaughter Orthodox Christians had a double agenda.  This applies to allowing thousands of international Islamists into Bosnia and at the same time to build up both Croatian Catholic units and the Bosnian Muslim Islamist leadership of Alija Izetbegovic.

Time was not on the side of the Bosnian Christian Serbs and in this sense General Ratko Mladic is being tried in the courts of The Hague because he had held out against a huge united and international agenda.  Indeed, for the Bosnian Serbs to have held out and maintain a vast area of Bosnia is remarkable given the fact that America, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and many others, alongside international Islamists like Al Qaeda, had all worked together in order to defeat the Bosnian Serbs.

Major-General (Ret) Lewis Mackenzie who is a retired Canadian general also raises serious doubts about so-called good” and “evil.” In his article called “The real story behind Srebrenica.  The massacre in the UN ‘safe haven’ was not a black and white event,” which was published in The Globe and Mail (July 14, 2005), he clearly highlights neglected areas.

Major General (Ret) Lewis MacKenzie states the following:

“As the Bosnian Muslim fighters became better equipped and trained, they started to venture outside Srebrenica, burning Serb villages and killing their occupants before quickly withdrawing to the security provided by the UN’s safe haven. These attacks reached a crescendo in 1994 and carried on into early 1995 after the Canadian infantry company that had been there for a year was replaced by a larger Dutch contingent.”

“The Bosnian Serbs might have had the heaviest weapons, but the Bosnian Muslims matched them in infantry skills that were much in demand in the rugged terrain around Srebrenica. As the snow cleared in the spring of 1995, it became obvious to Nasar Oric, the man who led the Bosnian Muslim fighters that the Bosnian Serb army was going to attack Srebrenica to stop him from attacking Serb villages. So he and a large number of his fighters slipped out of town. Srebrenica was left undefended with the strategic thought that, if the Serbs attacked an undefended town, surely that would cause NATO and the UN to agree that NATO air strikes against the Serbs were justified. And so the Bosnian Serb army strolled into Srebrenica without opposition.”

General Morillon bluntly states that “Naser Oric was a warlord who reigned by terror in his area and over the population itself. I think that he realized that these were the rules of this horrific war, that he could not allow himself to take prisoners. According to my recollection, he didn’t even look for an excuse. It was simply a statement: One can’t be bothered with prisoners.”

Morillon also recounts how “the Serbs took me to a village to show me the evacuation of the bodies of the inhabitants that had been thrown into a hole, a village close to Bratunac. And this made me understand the degree to which this infernal situation of blood and vengeance [...] led to a situation when I personally feared that the worst would happen if the Serbs of Bosnia managed to enter the enclaves and Srebrenica.”

“I feared that the Serbs, the local Serbs, the Serbs of Bratunac, these militiamen, they wanted to take their revenge for everything that they attributed to Naser Oric. It wasn’t just Naser Oric that they wanted to revenge, take their revenge on; they wanted to revenge their dead on Orthodox Christmas.”

It is clear that the Bosnian Muslim forces and Srebrenica is not the innocent Muslim lamb” which is being told; on the contrary “Srebrenica was a fortified Islamic stronghold which butchered and slaughtered innocent Orthodox Christians in the surrounding region.”

Also, events on the ground were changing rapidly and this applies to Bihac, Mostar, Krajina and many parts of Bosnia and Croatia. In the ensuing mayhem massacres on all sides took place and in Bihac it was local Muslims who were killed by Islamic forces which supported Alija Izetbegovic.

Indeed, it is strange that Alija Izetbegovic and Muslim units cared so much about crushing the moderate Muslims of Bihac when it was claimed that they were overstretched and facing genocide.  However, this is a different issue but interesting all the same because it shows you the limitations of many journalists who followed the “Islamist Alija Izetbegovic party line” and it shatters the myth because Serbian forces had helped the Muslims of Bihac.

Lord Owen also vindicates what General Morillon stated because on page 143 of his book, Balkan Odyssey, the respected Lord Owen comments that “On 16 April I spoke on the telephone to President Milosevic about my anxiety that, despite repeated assurances from Dr. Karadzic that he had no intention of taking Srebrenica, the Bosnian Serb army was now proceeding to do just that. The pocket was greatly reduced in size. I had rarely heard Milosevic so exasperated, but also so worried: he feared that if the Bosnian Serb troops entered Srebrenica there would be a bloodbath because of the tremendous bad blood that existed between the two armies. The Bosnian Serbs held the young Muslim commander in Srebrenica, Naser Oric, responsible for a massacre near Bratunac in December 1992 in which many Serb civilians had been killed. Milosevic believed it would be a great mistake for the Bosnian Serbs to take Srebrenica and promised to tell Karadzic so.”

In a past article I state that “I have given quotes from people who were on the ground and from people who know a lot about the real events of Bosnia and Srebrenica.  It would be difficult to claim that Lord Owen, General Morillon, and Lewis MacKenzie, are pro-Serbian or that they are holocaust deniers.”

“Therefore, it is clear that “the real Srebrenica” is not being told and the same applies to the “hidden Islamic jihad” which took place during the civil war and how ex-President Bill Clinton gave the green light to Islamists from all over the world to enter Bosnia.”

Srebrenica should be remembered but it should be remembered in its duality and this applies to thousands of innocent Orthodox Christians and Muslims who were killed by both sides.  It also should be remembered that Bosnian Muslim forces had slaughtered thousands of Christians first in the surrounding region of Srebrenica and that the “safe haven” was abused and generals from the international community who were on the ground state this clearly and Morillon testified in court.

Lewis MacKenzie comments that “two wrongs never made a right, but those moments in history that shame us all because of our indifference should not be viewed in isolation without the context that created them.”

With this powerful comment in mind and the complex nature of Bosnia and Croatia and the inner-struggle between the Muslim community in Bihac against the Islamist Alija Izetbegovic; alongside the international Islamist movement and Al Qaeda being involved; and the arming of Bosnian Muslim forces and Croatia by America, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and others. Then Srebrenica can’t be talked about by one single event because what happened before and the complexity of the civil wars means that the entire picture must be seen and the “evil and hatred” which existed was based on events prior to Bosnian Serb forces entering Srebrenica. 

In all civil wars you have massacres and no side is innocent and anybody who says differently is biased to the extreme.  If you view Hiroshima and Nagasaki and ignore events prior to this and the carpet bombing of Germany and Japan where millions were killed; then all the massacres which took place by Germany and Japan will not be viewed and in isolation you have a mass distortion of reality.

This is what is happening about Srebrenica; a huge distortion of reality and past events are being ignored and manipulated to an extreme point of view and which is anti-Serbian. 

Ratko Mladic from a Bosnian Serb point of view held out against multiple forces and this applies to the Bosnian Muslim forces, Catholic Croatian forces, international Islamists and nations like America, Iran, and Saudi Arabia who were re-arming the Croatians and Bosnian Muslim forces who supported Alija Izetbegovic.

If genuine healing is to take place or if the truth counts for anything; then Srebrenica should be remembered for the fallen on all sides.

It is not good enough to say that the deaths of more than 3,500 Orthodox Christians don’t count and to ignore the fact that the main massacres which took place in the region had been started by Bosnian Muslim forces. 

A joint memorial would indicate that both sides killed innocents in and surrounding Srebrenica.  The massacre of innocent Christians and Muslims is a fact but the “Muslim victim card” and the “international community” desire to “cleanse their role in Srebrenica.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lSRFC-jVPw (Islamists in Bosnia because of USA, Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Islamist Alija Izetbegovic)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03DQJ7skClg&feature=related (Islamists in Bosnia because of USA, Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Islamist Alija Izetbegovic)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyl5wxJPIQs (Muslim massacres of Christians)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/rival-muslims-battle-on-in-bihac-1422695.html  (Inter Muslim fighting – Serbs supported moderate Muslims)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Onbxpq3qI0c  (Henry Kissinger)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1w4p1J9fyg&NR=1 (Henry Kissinger)

http://moderntokyotimes.com

 

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In response to Aftab Khan: Muslims do not believe in the Gospels

In response to Aftab Khan: Muslims do not believe in the Gospels

Lee Jay Walker

Global Security News

 

Aftab Khan gave a reply to an article by Nazir S. Bhatti but major inconsistences apply to his reply. This not only applies to the dating of the “authentic Koran” but also other statements which appear to be based on Islamic kitman.

Aftab Khan stated that “The Muslims also believe in the Injeel [Gospel], reveled to Prophet Jesus Christ [pbuh], Torah to Moses [pbuh], Psalm to David [pbuh] and revelations to other prophets. Since these books are claimed to be part of Bible, hence Muslims are obliged to respect it, even if they have reservations or different opinion.”

The Gospels were not revealed to Jesus because the Gospels are about the life of Jesus and His statements, deeds and His ultimate sacrifice for humanity.  Therefore, Aftab Khan should understand that the Gospels are based on the “pure actions” and life of Jesus.

Note how Aftab Khan states at first that “Muslims also believe in the Injeel (Gospel…” but ends by stating that “…hence Muslims are obliged to respect it, even if they have reservations or different opinion.”

Clearly Aftab Khan went from “believe” to “respect” but signing off on “even if they have reservations or different opinion.”  Within one paragraph Aftab Khan changed greatly and this is the problem with Islamic kitman because it does not hold any substance.

The Gospels and New Testament are either true or they are false?

Also, it is obvious that the Koran and Hadiths make many errors from both the Old Testament and New Testament.  Therefore, given the fact that Mohammed does not follow the purity of the New Testament and denies the Gospel message that Jesus was the Son of God then clearly Muslims and Mohammed could not “believe” in the Gospels and nor could they “respect it” because Islam states that Jesus was neither the Son of God nor did He die on the cross.

In other words Islam is saying that the Gospels are lies and this is the problem with Islam because the confusion is great.  Also, it is strange that the Koran and Hadiths state that Jesus was the purest of all men and that He was born special and was taken to heaven after His death.

However, the Koran and Hadiths clearly show Mohammed in a lower light because he was not born special and on his death it was unsure if he went to heaven or not.  More important, the Hadiths tell us that Mohammed married a child, had sex with concubines, enslaved and supported the killing of apostates.

This is strange because the Koran and Hadiths do not say anything negative about the life of Jesus but they paint Mohammed in a bad light.  Therefore, what made Mohammed the greatest prophet when the Koran and Hadiths clearly show that he was a man who married more than 9 wives, married a child, had sex with slave concubines and supported jihad……what is special about any of this?

If Aftab Khan is trying to claim that non-Muslims have equal rights in Pakistan then if this applied it would only be because of secular law.  After all, Aftab Khan knows that according to Islamic Sharia law it is punishable by death for non-Muslims to marry Muslim women. 

Aftab Khan also knows that the Hadiths support killing apostates and in modern day Saudi Arabia all apostates face the death penalty. 

In fact, it is abundantly clear that non-Muslims and Ahmaddiya Muslims are unequal in Pakistan and clearly if a non-Muslim male desired to marry a Muslim female then this would cause uproar. 

Today a young Christian lady in Pakistan faces the death penalty and every day she resides under complete pressure and why Aktab Khan?  Yes, becasue of discrimination and just for mere words in Pakistan you can face the death penalty.

In Pakistan it is clear that the roots of Hinduism and Buddhism were part of the very fabric of what became Pakistan before the Islamic invasions of the Indian subcontinent. However, the de-Hinduization of Pakistan continues and the blasphemy law in Pakistan is aimed at protecting Mohammed and for merely saying something about Mohammed you face the death penalty.

Obviously, if you say something negative about Lord Ram and others then nothing would happen.  Is this the equality that Aftab Khan is talking about?

Finally Answering Islam states the following about the authentic Koran: 

“The other manuscript said to be one of the Uthmanic codices is the one on display in the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul. Once again it requires only a sight of the text to discount this possibility as we are again faced with a Kufic manuscript. Then again, like the Samarqand codex, it is written on parchment and is also largely devoid of vocalisation, both of which suggest that it, too, is one of the very earliest manuscripts of the Qur’an to survive, but those who claim that it dates back as far as Uthman himself must explain the obvious anachronism in the use of a Kufic script.”

“This manuscript is also supplemented with ornamental medallions, indicating a later age, with occasional ornamentation between the surahs as well. One only needs to compare it with the Samarqand codex to realise that they most certainly cannot both be Uthmanic originals. The Istanbul codex has eighteen lines to the page whereas the Samarqand codex has between eight and twelve; the Istanbul codex is inscribed throughout in a very formal manner, the words and lines always being very uniformly written out, while the text of the Samarqand codex is often haphazard and considerably distorted. One cannot believe that both these manuscripts were copied out by the same scribes. (As pointed out already, it is hard to believe that even the Samarqand codex alone was not written out by a number of different scribes).”

“An objective, factual study of the evidences shows that neither of these codices can seriously be regarded as Uthmanic, yet one finds that Muslim sentiment is so strong at this point that both of them are said to have been not only Uthmanic originals but even the actual Qur’an which Uthman was reading when he was murdered! A photograph of a page from the Samarqand codex appears as a frontispiece in a book titled Muhammad in the Quraan published in Pakistan by an author who only gives his initials (S.M.A.) and, underneath the photograph, a caption appears clearly identifying it as the Samarqand text now preserved in the Soviet State Library and alleging that “This is the same Quran which was in the hand of the Caliph when he was murdered by the rebels and his blood is still visible on the passage ‘Fasa Yakhfihum (sic) Ullah-o-Wa huwasamiul-Alim’ (Surah 2.137)”.

“In a recent edition of the Ramadan Annual published by The Muslim Digest in Durban, South Africa, however, a photograph appears of the Topkapi Codex in Istanbul, correctly identifying it as such, but alleging that it belonged to Uthman with the comment “This Qur’an, written on deerskin, was being read by the Caliph when he was assassinated and the bloodstain marks are still seen on the pages of this copy of the Qur’an to this day” (Vol. 39, Nos. 9 & 10, p.107).

“It is most intriguing to find that both the manuscripts are not only attributed to Uthman but are alleged to be the very codex in his own possession which he was said to have been reading when he was assassinated. Of course each one has verifiable bloodstains of the Caliph himself to prove the point!”

“It is contradictory statements like these, where the same fame is claimed for each of these codices, that expose the Muslim approach to this subject as one based not on a cautious historical research dependent on available evidences but on popular sentiment and wishful thinking. It would suit the Muslim world to possess an Uthmanic original, it would be convenient to have a codex of the earliest possible origin to verify the proposed textual perfection of the Qur’an, and so any manuscript of the Qur’an surviving that can be shown to be of a relatively early age is automatically claimed to be the one desired! It hardly matters that the same claim is made for more than one codex, or that in each case internal evidence (particularly the Kufic script) must lead an honest enquirer to presume on a much later date.”

“The Samarqand and Topkapi codices are obviously two of the oldest sizeable manuscripts of the Qur’an surviving but their origin cannot be taken back earlier than the second century of Islam. It must be concluded that no such manuscripts of an earlier date have survived. The oldest manuscripts of the Qur’an still in existence date from not earlier than about one hundred years after Muhammad’s death.”

Christians do not need to get into a debate with Muslims about if Mohammed could have visited the furthest mosque during Mohammed’s mystical night journey to Jerusalem; after all, no mosque existed in Jerusalem at this time and the mystical animal that Mohammed flew on also did not exist.

This is merely petty point scoring and all religions “can throw stones” but this is not the point and atheists will deem both Christians and Muslims to be wrong and so forth.

However, what is important is equality and religious freedom based within the legal framework and which is implemented in order to protect all citizens.

It is abundantly clear that Islamic Sharia law does not support equality and in the twenty-first century you still have the death penalty for leaving the Islamic faith in nations like Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, The Maldives, and Yemen.

In other mainly Muslim nations you also have discrimination within family law and so forth.  Therefore, in Egypt it is clear that Coptic Christians face discrimination and the same applies in Pakistan because the blasphemy law in Pakistan is used against all minorities in order to protect the dominance of Islam in Pakistan.

The modern Koran is not a replica of either the Istanbul or Tashkent version and if Aftab Khan is even trying to imply this then clearly he is mistaken because neither are complete and clearly the dating is not based on 19 years afterwards.

Aftab Khan should focus on the reality of modern day Pakistan and he should not bother with Islamic kitman because it does not wash.

In the lands of Mecca and Medina all apostates from Islam face the death penalty and discrimination throughout the Islamic world is rampant.

Ahmaddiya Muslims are only killed and persecuted by Muslims because they have religious freedom in mainly non-Muslim nations. Why?

http://www.answering-islam.org/Gilchrist/Jam/chap7.html  

http://pakistanchristianpost.com/headlinenewsd.php?hnewsid=2867 (In reply to this article)

http://www.answering-islam.org

http://global-security-news.com (please visit) 

 

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Odaiba in Tokyo: Entertainment, fashion, romance and Rainbow Bridge

Odaiba in Tokyo: Entertainment, fashion, romance and Rainbow Bridge

Lee Jay Walker

Modern Tokyo Times

Odaiba is a major tourist area in Tokyo and the beauty of this place is that you feel that you are visiting a different Tokyo because of the beach, walkways, Statue of Liberty, and the colorful boats which light up the see at night.  Therefore, while Odaiba is full of life during the day it is also true that the atmosphere changes at night because of the stunning views of Rainbow Bridge at night. 

Odaiba is also a great place for romance because at night you will see many romantic couples walking hand in hand and you will often see people smooching near the beach area or on the beach.

This does not mean that singles or groups of friends can’t enjoy the atmosphere because you certainly can and I like to visit by myself and just sit down and listen to house and trance music; while enjoying the relaxing aspect of Odaiba and the amazing view at night.

The boom time for Odaiba began in the mid-1990s and since then the amount of tourists visiting keeps on growing and it certainly adds to your stay in Tokyo.  This applies to the relaxing nature of Odaiba and the modern reality of the infrastructure.

It is also awash with fashion shops, restaurants, and you have plenty of entertainment on offer.  Also, Odaiba is blessed with stunning modern architecture and new developments are ongoing and they will add to the growing strength of Odaiba.

Odaiba is a man-made island which was built in Tokyo Bay and major landfills have taken place.  At first the new designs for Odaiba did not really materialize because development was slow and patchy.  Added to this, the “bubble economy” did not help but by the middle of the 1990s it became clear that Odaiba was gradually changing for the better after several hotels and shopping malls began to appear and an elevated train line was opened.

The development of Fuji TV Building, Tokyo Big Sight, Telecom Center, and other futuristic buildings, all helped to create a new Odaiba.  Each new lavish development complimented Odaiba and by the end of the 1990s it was clear that tourism would begin to take off.

The pulling power of Fuji TV Building is based on this company being one of the biggest private television stations in Japan.  The architecture of the building also stands out and many people enjoy the observatory deck and the exhibits on show.

Decks Tokyo Beach and Aquacity Odaiba are shopping malls and you have many lovely boutique companies, restaurants, cafes, and various different types of stores to visit.  In Aquacity Odaiba you also have a major cinema complex which houses thirteen screens and the wooden decks provide stunning views of Rainbow Bridge.

Therefore, many females who love fashion will also enjoy Odaiba because you have many stylish boutiques to visit and of course you have male fashion on show. Venus Fort also adds to the fashion element of Odaiba because you have many boutiques and the ambience of the architecture is very relaxing and adds to the richness of this part of Tokyo.  

The jewel in the crown for Odaiba is Rainbow Bridge because the design is easy on the eye and looks amazing at all times.  However, the night time view is clearly the best time to feel the power of this bridge and it adds to the romantic feel of Odaiba at night. 

Major tourist attractions also apply to the Telecom Center Area; Museum of Maritime Science; National Museum of Emerging Science; Leisureland; Toyota Mega Web; Ferris Wheel; Oedo Onsen Monogatari; Panasonic Center; and Tokyo Big Sight is a huge exhibition and convention center and the architecture is extremely bold.

Overall, irrespective if you are a Tokyoite or a tourist it is abundantly clear that Odaiba is a great place to relax because you have so many options available.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3008.html

http://www.aquacity.jp/en/shop/fashion01_2.html

http://www.venusfort.co.jp/multi/index_e.html 

http://moderntokyotimes.com – please visit

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2011 in Japan

 

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The witness of two suicides in Tokyo remains within my psyche

The witness of two suicides in Tokyo remains within my psyche

Lee Jay Walker

Modern Tokyo Times

Tokyo is an amazing city and the environment is buzzing with fashion and from every corner of this vibrant city you can feel the energy of each new day.  However, being from a distant land I prefer to remain in the shadows and my inner-city upbringing in Manchester stays with me. 

I have wandered around many parts of Tokyo and places of interest apply to Edogawabashi, Komagome, Nippori and Seijo. I also like more popular places like Harajuku, Ebisu, Omotesando and Yurakucho. 

However, my local area is none of the above and I will remain tight lipped about where I like to hang out because I have had many death threats related to writing about terrorism.

Like all individuals who have moved to a new nation each person will see things differently.  I have no time for Japanese Buddhism because it is clear that many Buddhist clerics reside in an ivory tower. 

Also, more people kill themselves every year in Japan than people who have just died because of the March 11 earthquake which unleashed the devastating tsunami.  The annual figure in recent times is more than 30,000 suicides a year but little is being done to change the mindset or prevent suicide in Japan.

The only trade that Buddhists seem to care about is death because they can make a bomb from this business providing you have enough money.

Hikikomori is also a huge social problem alongside suicide and while Tokyo is rich in culture and a fantastic place to reside.  The negative side is the loneliness of many individuals or the stress of working life because companies expect too much from their workers.

I love the fashion of Tokyo and the modern landscape alongside the low crime rate.  It is factual that Tokyo is one of the great cities of this world and the infrastructure shames London and Paris.

This not only applies to the sprawling no-go areas of inner-city London and Paris but clearly gang related violence and everyday crime in both London and Paris are destroying too many areas.

My beloved Manchester which is rich in culture and history is also blighted by gang violence and drug related issues.  Yes, drug issues also apply in Tokyo but not to the same level of the cities that I have just mentioned in Europe. 

Turning back to suicide then I have witnessed two individuals kill themselves and clearly both events have stayed within my thinking.  The first suicide was a young man who jumped to his death in Tobu Nerima from a flat that he resided in. 

The second suicide was a young lady who just jumped in front of a train at Harajuku train station.  This suicide really had long term effects because it was like watching a vacuum cleaner sucking up dust.

Everything seemed so natural and she just vanished within the blinking of an eyelid and it was like the train had beckoned her to her death. 

Both suicides happened within one year and despite seeing blood all over and hearing the crack of bones hitting the street in Tobu Nerima; it was not the death of the man which stayed with me but the ghost of the young lady who killed herself in Harajuku.

Of course, some people will snigger and deny that ghosts exist and how can I deny these claims?  However, something stayed with me for over a year and sometimes I could feel her spirit close to me.

Irrespective if this was my mind playing a trick or it was reality; it seemed natural to me and sometimes I felt the passion of her spirit strongly but in time it faded and now I rarely feel anything unless I am in Harajuku.

It seems strange how I view both suicides because I saw the last few seconds of a dying man in front of my eyes in Tobu Nerima.  The blood was visible and the noise stays with me and I always cross myself in the sign of the Orthodox cross when I walk past the same building.

However, when I first saw the naked body I was unsure if the person was male or female because it was late at night. Yet when I was close up it was obvious that the body was male and somehow this calmed me and maybe this is a natural instinct or a safety mechanism?

I don’t really know why this soothed my pain but the behavior and coldness of people nearby shocked me because I immediately asked for help but some people seemed disinterested.  It is true that only about 6 or 7 people were near at the time but words like “baka” (stupid) from a person who was drunk was too much.

I also remember that when the young girl just gave up on this world that some people were just complaining because of train delays.  Not everybody, of course; but a few people was clearly annoyed because it was relatively early in the morning (just before 10am) and I presume the stress of work got the better of them.

I have seen this coldness before when an old man collapsed in Asaka (Saitama) and was bleeding and several times I have seen young ladies faint or were visibly distressed. Apart from two occasions when people helped quickly the norm was to ignore or to turn a blind eye.

I have resided in Japan on and off for ten years and like most Tokyoites several trains have been cancelled because of suicide. However, to visually see two people kill themselves then it isn’t easy when I have to re-visit both places.

Four strange events took place after seeing the young lady kill herself.

Firstly, this applies to sitting in a coffee shop and talking with my friend who was trying to console me in Ikebukuro on the same day of the suicide in Harajuku.  Then all of a sudden I saw a normal lady and the next minute I could only see a stone white face with no distinctive features. 

This really spooked me out!

The second major event happened a few weeks later I was leaving Shinjuku around 6am in the morning and travelling via Odakyu Line to Seijo.  I often like to walk to the final two carriages before entering the train. 

All of a sudden I could see the back of a beautiful lady and then when I got on the same quiet carriage she had disappeared.  Again, I can’t say if this was wishful thinking or if I was still in a daze because of past events.  However, it seemed real at the time and still seems real today but having little sleep during the night then I try to think rationally.

The third major event is more deep rooted because watching her succumb to the train it all seemed so natural because she showed no fear and it was like it was meant to be.  Therefore, I sometimes feel the force of the train beckoning people to jump and when I hear trains making a sudden noise in train stations this brings back flashbacks.

The fourth event was more pleasing because while I was on the Saikyo Line and passing through Harajuku I just felt that I was forced to gaze outside.  Then all of a sudden I could see a beautiful lady but this time she was serene and everything appeared to be ok and it was like I was being told that her pain is over.

Again, it is clear that you have many images of ladies on advertizing boards and I had worked long hours the day before.  Therefore, just like other times I have tried to view this rationally but it seemed real at the time and maybe I found an answer I wanted or maybe it was a flash that was meant to be implanted in my brain.

Today I am writing this because the hot summer is about to start in earnest and both suicides happened during the long hot summer.

Clearly the ghosts of the past or the images of the past remain within my psyche even if these events are more distant with each passing new day.

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United Kingdom: Ahmad Thomson, Islamic hypocrisy and sharia law

United Kingdom: Ahmad Thomson, Islamic hypocrisy and sharia law

Lee Jay Walker

Modern Tokyo Times

 

In the United Kingdom the British elites reside in leafy areas and understand little about the reality of what is happening in this world.  Therefore, this ignorance enables people like Ahmad Thomson to spread Islamic kitman and to reach parts of the nerve centre of British power.

In recent years Ahmad Thomson, who was born Martin Thomson, was allowed to give a speech at Cambridge University and in 2011 he participated at an inter faith event at the House of Lords.

Ahmad Thomson is a member of the Murabitun movement which was founded by Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi, another convert to Islam and who is clearly anti-Shia and anti-Catholic.

Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi stated the following:

“Jordan, too is split. The mass are modernist but devoid of an ‘Aqida and a Fiqh, while the Rulership openly espouses one-worldist movements and has issued a Declaration accepting the Shi‘a as if it could subsist within Islam. Shi‘ism is not a cancer in the body of Islam, it was a wart which fell off, hence its name.” 

“Bahrain we have identified as an anomaly. Since the rulers are too weak, bearing as they do a calamitous history, they can only do one of two things, submit to the kafir capitalist doctrine of counting people as numbers and give the country over to the Shi‘a, or ask Arabia to annex the territory, thus rescuing the arithmetic. I do not, cannot propose the Maliki Islamic solution. Declare the State Islamic, thus preventing non-Muslims holding office and at the same time charge the Shi‘a Jizya assuring them protection alongside the Jews and Christians. Now there is tolerance at its limit! This would have to be preceded by introducing a collected Zakat.”

Therefore, it is clear that Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi supports Islamic dhimmitude on non-Muslims and Shia Muslims who he deems to be outside of Islam.  This is clear evidence that Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi and Murabitun view jizya and enforced Islamic Sharia law on non-Muslims and Shia Muslims to be applicable.

However, Ahmad Thomson through the legal company Wynne Chambers and (http://www.wynnechambers.co.uk/) who belongs to Murabitun is trying to change laws in the United Kingdom, which he deems to be acting unfairly against Muslims.  Wynne Chambers does advocacy work in the United Kingdom and Ahmad Thomson talks about inequality in the United Kingdom while praising the virtue of noble Islamic law.

What is more alarming is that in the past Ahmad Thomson was known to have had influence within 10 Downing Street but it is difficult to know why.  After all, being a convert and belonging to a movement where the founding father, Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi, is anti-Shia and anti-Catholic; then what would he know about mainstream Islam and its powerbase which lies within the Muslim communities of the India subcontinent which have settled in the United Kingdom.

Wynne Chambers is a legal company which focuses on Islamic law and English law and the following is stated on its website:

“At present Muslims in the United Kingdom are promised equal rights in theory, but do not always enjoy them in practice. Wynne Chambers has been at the forefront in indicating, in as realistic and as constructive a manner as possible, where legal reform is most required.”

This legal company is clearly involved in Islamic kitman and Ahmad Thomson knows the reality of Islamic Sharia law but despite this he talks about human rights and Islam.  However, let us focus on the land of Mecca and Medina and laws in the United Kingdom.

Let us remember that in the past Ahmad Thomson enjoyed his visit to Saudi Arabia and clearly this means that he supports Muslims visiting a nation which is based on hatred, sexism, and despotism.

In Saudi Arabia it must have been clear to Ahmad Thomson that no non-Muslim places of worship are allowed and that women can’t even drive cars.  Also, Ahmad Thomson knows full well that all converts from Islam face the death penalty and that male non-Muslims also face the death penalty if they desire to marry a Muslim female in this nation.

The laws of Saudi Arabia are based on Islamic Sharia law and this means that converts from Islam face the death penalty, people can be stoned to death for adultery, old men can marry young children, homosexuals face the death penalty, people can have limbs chopped off for petty crimes and so forth.

Despite the rampant inequality of Islamic Sharia law and barbaric laws which support killing non-Muslims for merely marrying Muslim females; Ahmad Thomson and Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi still peddle their Islamic kitman.

Both individuals know that non-Muslims are unequal in Islamic Sharia law and when they visited Saudi Arabia they witnessed a nation which even imprisons Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, and other non-Muslims, for merely talking openly about their faith.

These two hypocrites openly proselytize in mainly non-Muslim nations in order to spread the Islamic faith and they do this in the full knowledge that non-Muslims face the death penalty if they try to convert Muslims in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, The Maldives, Yemen, and a few other nations.

However, Ahmad Thomson in the United Kingdom is in the vanguard for changing laws in this nation and his voice is being listened to in important circles. 

Ahmad Thomson cries human rights in the United Kingdom but what about the human rights of non-Muslims in Saudi Arabia and Islamic Sharia law?

It is obvious that they have two worlds and Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi can’t hide this with his anti-Shia and anti-non-Muslim comments.  Therefore, these individuals and their doctrines and open hypocrisy should be challenged but of course the opposite is happening.

Osama bin Laden despite all his hatred was more honest about Islam than the human rights peddling Ahmad Thomson.

The Islamic kitman brigade is more dangerous because their stealth jihad is much more long term and it is based on eating away at the non-Muslim culture and system from within. 

Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi made comments about the Catholic faith:

He stated that All during the time of Papal power the Catholic Church tortured and burned non-Catholics by an institutionalised system, the Inquisition, the envy of modern America. The celibate priesthood so widely took mistresses, nuns and prostitutes that they could boast that sodomy and pederasty were relatively rare. Unlike today when a prim celibacy has joined a repellent pedophilia.”

Again note the irony!  Mohammed married a child therefore if Shaykh Adbalqadir as-Sufi is so focused on lumping history and modernity together then why does he deny reality?

The Islamic Hadiths tell us clearly that Mohammed had sex with slave concubines, married more than 9 women at the same time, divorced often, and married a child.

Therefore, from the pedophilia statement of Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi it is clear that he should be stating the same about Mohammed if he wants to use the same criteria.  This is his logic and at the same time pedophilia is sanctioned in Islamic Sharia law and in modern day Saudi Arabia it is allowed for men between the ages of 20 years of age to 80 years of age, or older, to marry a child of 8 years of age or 9 years of age.

Yet Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi and Ahmad Thomson and a multitude of others clearly want to ignore the reality of Islam and Islamic Sharia law.  Instead, they want to spread Islam and Islamic Sharia law.

Ahmad Thomson should be given a test because does he want to be selective about Islamic Sharia law in the United Kingdom?  If so, does this mean that he is against aspects of Mohammed and Islamic Sharia law?

Ahmad Thomson knows that the Hadiths and Islamic Sharia law supports child marriage, killing apostates, killing homosexuals, stoning people to death for adultery, and so forth.

Therefore, does he want these laws to be installed into British law?  If not, then how Muslim is this individual?

It is mystifying to how these individuals think and how they can deny reality and be so selective.

However, what is more mystifying is how Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi, Ahmad Thomson, and a host of others, can peddle their hypocrisy without being challenged by reality.

Also, why is the British government listening to people like Ahmad Thomson? After all, whatever the weaknesses you have in the British legal system at least unlike Islamic Sharia law it does not support killing apostates, cross amputation, stoning to death and so forth.

Instead of listening to these hypocrites they should be challenged and rebuked for their hypocrisy because Islamic kitman and stealth jihad is a bigger threat than terrorism.

(http://www.wynnechambers.co.uk/)

http://www.shaykhabdalqadir.com/content/articles/Art093_11052009.php

http://www.shaykhabdalqadir.com/content/articles/Art115_30032011.php  – The full texts of what Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi stated. 

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Posted by on June 10, 2011 in EUROPE, Islam, RELIGIOUS ISSUES

 

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Islamic liberalism is a million times more dangerous than radical Islam

Islamic liberalism is a million times more dangerous than radical Islam

Lee Jay Walker

Global Security News

The biggest threat to all civilizations is Islamic liberalism because Islamic liberals fully understand Islamic history but like the deceivers they are; they still desire to Islamize but by Islamic dawah, stealth jihad, and Islamic kitman.

Osama bin Laden supported killing apostates, Islamic jihad, Islamic Sharia law, killing homosexuals, child marriage, stoning women to death for adultery, enslaving non-Muslims during jihad, and he believed that Muslim men would go to heaven and meet virgins after killing infidels.

The Islam of Osama bin Laden was based on Mohammed, the Koran, Hadiths and Islamic Sharia law.  All the above in the previous paragraph was sanctioned by Mohammed and Mohammed himself married a child and ordered the killings of non-Muslims in the name of Allah.

Islamic liberal organizations like Muslim Bridges (http://muslimbridges.org) in America are openly spreading Islam despite claiming to build bridges.  You only have to check their website to note that they visit Christian churches and teach people how to pray to Allah and how Islam is based on love and peace.

Of course, these liberal kitman Muslims know full well that apostates are killed in Islamic nations based on Sharia Islamic law.  Therefore, Muslim converts to other religions face the death penalty in Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, the Maldives, and Yemen.

However, the kitman liberal Muslims will state that Mohammed means peace and that Islam means love and humility.  Somehow killing apostates, stoning to death, cross amputation, child marriage (child rape and still sanctioned in Saudi Arabia), stoning to death for adultery, enslaving during jihad and so on; all this means “peace” in the minds of kitman loving liberal Muslims who love to spread Islamic dawah by stating complete lies.

Muslim Bridges also plays the race card and states how ethnicity is not important in Islam and so forth. This organization praises the fact that mixed marriages can be seen openly in Mecca and all because of the greatness of Allah.

Strange because slavery was not abolished until the 1960s in the lands of Mecca and Medina and this only happened because of external pressure by non-Muslim nations.  Also, in modern day Mauritania and Sudan it is clear that black Africans are treated with disdain and that slavery is a constant threat.

Another point which Islamic liberals gloss over is the fact that non-Muslim men face the death penalty in Saudi Arabia for marrying a Muslim female.  Yes, for an act of love the reality of Islam in accordance to Islamic Sharia law means death in the lands of Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, the Maldives, Yemen and a few other nations.

Of course the liberal media machine, the United Nations and political leaders in the West desire to ignore this reality.  After all, the non-Muslim world must show its fairness while Islamists kill Buddhists in southern Thailand and marry non-Muslims freely and without any hindrance. 

It seems that Islamic fanatics and Islamic liberals can’t lose because either way it is a win-win situation.  Therefore, the Muslim population keeps on growing in India and the United Kingdom and at the same time the Hindu population faces complete annihilation in Pakistan and the same fate awaits the Christian community in Iraq.

If you magnify organizations and individuals like Muslim Bridges then it is abundantly clear that liberal Islam is the real threat to non-Muslim nations.   Also, liberals in the West and India are bending over backwards in order to allow this lie to spread despite Islamic sources in the Koran and the Hadiths which state the opposite.

Therefore, for every non-Muslim who is converted to radical Islam in mainly non-Muslim nations, you will have another 99 who are converted to liberal Islamic kitman, whereby Islamic dawah openly enabled lies to be told in order to spread the faith.

The madness of these Islamic liberals is much worse than individuals like Osama bin Laden who fully understood the reality of Islam. 

After all, if you look at Afghanistan then firstly liberal Islam was spread along with the Sufi deceivers who are dangerous because they first went out and converted in the name of deceit and lies. 

Once the faith spread and Islam grew in power then Buddhism, Hinduism and all non-Muslim faiths in Afghanistan were doomed to slavery and the Islamic inquisition.

In time Islamization would take place in Afghanistan and all Buddhists and Hindus faced the sword of Islam.  After this, the various thought patterns in Islam were seen to be problematic because past culture remained therefore the Sunni Islamic Taliban emerged and now it was the turn of Shia Muslims and other non-Sunni branches to face the wrath of pure Sunni Islamization.

Liberal Muslims are the real threat because Islamic armies can no longer invade the majority of non-Muslim nations.  Therefore, Saudi Arabia and others are spreading Islam via Islamic dawah, deceit and open lies in order to Islamize.

It is vital that non-Muslim religious leaders and politicians don’t fall into this trap and the truth about Mohammed, slavery in Islam, child marriage, and so forth; must be told to the masses in order to fight stealth jihad and liberal Islam.

Islamic fanatics like Osama bin Laden only wake people up to the real hatred of Islamic dogma.  However, the television version of Malcolm X who supported the slave owning Mohammed is the real threat alongside organizations like Muslim Bridges.

This is based on the reality that Islam is being revamped in the mainly non-Muslim world in order to Islamize and Islamic liberals, Islamic kitman and stealth jihad is a trinity which is much more powerful than Islamic terrorism.

In nations where non-Muslim minorities are small they face the sword of Islam and in modern day Somalia the Islamic inquisition is in full swing and many Christians have been beheaded and killed in gruesome ways.  The same barbarity is being unleashed against Buddhists in southern Thailand and against minorities in a host of other nations.

However, in the non-Muslim world the threat is liberal Islam, stealth jihad and Islamic kitman. This threat is magnified by the “enemy from within” and many universities, the mass media, Western politicians and liberal non-Muslim religious leaders are bending over backwards in order to accommodate the Islamic faith.

Yet history tells us that Islam cares little about accommodation and the Islamization of Kashmir, Kosovo, Pakistan, Iraq, southern Thailand, and in other parts of the world, is ongoing in the twenty-first century.

http://global-security-news.com

 
 

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Ethiopia: Meles Zenawi and the continuing modernization of this nation

Ethiopia: Meles Zenawi and the continuing modernization of this nation

Lee Jay Walker

Modern Tokyo Times

The government of Ethiopia under Prime Minister Meles Zenawi continues to push on in order to modernize and offer hope to the people of this nation.  It is difficult to imagine how this nation looked under the Mengistu regime because times are changing.

Ethiopia is a nation with a rich history and culture and in recent times many seeds have been planted throughout the nation and now Ethiopia is beginning to bloom.  This can be seen in many areas and this applies to poverty reduction, major economic development, increasing educational standards, building more universities, water sanitation, health care facilities, and a host of other vital areas, which all indicate extremely positive figures for the EPRDF government.

Also, Ethiopia is playing an important international role and this applies to Somalia and being a vital voice in Africa.  This applies to issues related to energy, education, trade, free trade, water issues, and regional conflicts.

At the same time Ethiopia is looking for major international investment in order to utilize the rich resources that this nation is blessed with.  This applies to gold, copper, platinum, potash, natural gas, and other resources.  Also, Ethiopia is focused on developing hydropower in order to meet domestic demand and to help regional nations.

Meles Zenawi and the EPRDF (Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front) is a political movement which is represented and open to all ethnic groups, irrespective of ethnicity or religion.  The guiding principle is modernizing the nation under a political system which is democratic and which focuses on real issues.

It is difficult to imagine the period of the Mengistu region which had blighted the future of Ethiopia. Added to this is the geopolitical reality of Ethiopia and major regional tensions exist in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.  Therefore, knowing all these facts then the achievement becomes even more remarkable.

It is clear that some outside forces desire to create religious and ethnic tensions but the EPRDF cares little about religious or ethnic affiliation.  Therefore, backward forces which are focused on single issues are being challenged on the political front by the EPRDF which is inclusive, modernist and focused on creating a strong and democratic state.

It must be remembered that Japan and Singapore were both guided under democracy and the same political party ruled for decades because the respective political movements in Japan and Singapore had won the trust of the people.

The situation in Ethiopia, Japan and Singapore, were very different when each nation began to modernize and this applies to time, regional factors and internal problems.  However, the similarity applies to the ruling parties in each case being focused on economic development, developing the infrastructure, increasing educational opportunities, and creating a strong and viable nation state which would play an important role within the international community.

Ethiopia is strategically important and this applies to geopolitics, water related issues, regional stability and many important areas.  It is vital that major players in the international community continue to strengthen ties with Ethiopia because this nation is a pillar in a very unstable region.

Also, given the natural resources of Ethiopia and the rich history of this nation then greater interaction is a win-win situation for all interested parties.

http://www.tourismethiopia.org/

http://bds-ethiopia.net/business-directory/chamberprofile.html 

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Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai

Lee Jay Walker

Modern Tokyo Times

 

Japanese animation is rich and varied and Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai (We Still Don’t Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day) is full of promise because the storyline is very emotional and the main characters are a mixed bag of individuals. 

This animation series is currently being shown and it began to be aired in the middle of April this year.  Tatsuyuki Nagai, the director, is clearly creative and the series shows you the development of each character and is based on a tragic event which took place during their childhood.

It is about the closeness of six children who have strong bonds until the tragic death of one of the children called Meiko “Menma” Honma.  After this event they drift apart and Jinta Yadomi desires to shut the world out.

Therefore, Jinta Yadomi begins to develop hikikomori symptons because he is very reclusive and the future looks grim because he is trapped by the past.  However, one day during the hot summer an individual called Menma appears and after this things begin to change because Menma resembles an adult Meiko if she had lived.

Jinta is the main male character because before the tragedy struck he was full of life and the leader of the Super Peace Busters.  However, the death of Meiko and his mother changes everything and his world becomes based on staying at home, sleeping, withdrawing himself from society and playing video games.

It is also apparent that Jinta had deep feelings for Meiko despite suppressing his feelings when they were children. 

Menma becomes a turning point because when she appears in his life he starts to come out of his shell.  However, rather than seeing Menma to be a ghost he believes that Menma is a reality of his stress. Therefore, Jinta starts to re-connect with people whom he once held so dearly in his life.

The main female in the series is clearly Meiko Honma and she is of mixed blood but despite knowing clearly about her death her thinking is different.  For instead of feeling bleak and full of morose she is very outgoing when she re-connects with Jinta.

Meiko cherishes her memories and holds them dearly unlike Jinta who collapsed internally and withdrew from society.  This paradox also makes the series tick because it is full of emotion and focuses on real life issues and how they alter people differently.

Despite aging naturally it is clear that Meiko uses language which is caught up with the time of her death.  Meiko still retains the same dress that she had on the fatal day which took her life. 

Only Jinta can see Meiko but in the series her nickname is used and Menma (Meiko) does at times feel sad, despite trying to hide this from Jinta.  This applies to the fact that her friends and family can‘t visually see Meiko.

However, Meiko can interact in the world because she can play video games, cook, eat, and so forth.  Also, people can feel something even if they don’t understand what it is and later in the series this theme is developed. Therefore, others begin to understand when Meiko writes in her dairy and makes a noise after deliberately dropping it on the floor in order to get their attention. 

Naruko is also a very interesting character because she hides her true feelings and concerns for Jinta.  Also, her feelings for Meiko are complex because on the one hand she admired her but on the other hand she was jealous.

In truth, every character is different and fascinating and they have all reacted to their childhood in different ways. 

If you really like animation which is based on real emotions then Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai will appeal greatly to you.

Also, if you are on the border line where only famous animation like Spirited Away is part of your knowledge; then Ano Hi Mita no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai will appeal to you. 

It is very rewarding to watch and full of emotion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1ALwCPK_AI&feature=related  (Good introduction)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC2vJwcMoDQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSAVwPuJaM0&feature=related  (English music – nice)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es5RxLYHlKw  (Song by Mads Langer )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hToDYmqMEbA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxtjaj98_TA&feature=related

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Malcolm X, Nation of Islam, & Shaykh Abdalqadir: supporting past Arab slave masters in their man made Mohammed

Malcolm X, Nation of Islam, & Shaykh Abdalqadir: supporting past Arab slave masters in their man made Mohammed

Lee Jay Walker

Modern Tokyo Times

 

Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi was born Ian Dallas in the United Kingdom and today thousands of converts have followed his thinking during Islamic dawah.  He fully understands that Muslim apostates in the Hadiths face death but like “any hypocrite” Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi will use the moderation of democratic nations in order to focus on stealth jihad.

Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi is not a single individual who is somehow fusing anti-capitalist forces with Islam because it is clear that many “left-wing” organizations are turning a blind eye to reality.  Therefore, in order to understand how to defeat the stealth jihadists it is essential to understand the warped mindset and irrationality of their thinking.

Democratic societies have one major weakness and this is “toleration” and allowing enemies from within to spread ideologies which threaten the nation state.  Therefore, the religious and secular balance within many nations is being threatened by an Islamic missionary movement which desires the implementation of Islamic Sharia law in the long term.

Islamic kitman and stealth jihadists will use any means possible in order to Islamize nations and to change domestic laws.  The Malcolm X film sums up the blindness of America because this film, just like Malcolm X, was used by Islamists in order to garner in more Afro-American converts to Islam and followers from other ethnic groups.

Yet, the real Malcolm X espoused hatred on the basis of what he saw but what he could not see, then he followed blindly, and this is where stealth jihadists have a higher objective.

Malcolm X on his travels to Africa negated to tell his supporters that the Islamic Arab invasions which began in the 7th century and which is still enslaving Africans today in nations like Mauritania and Sudan; was all done in accordance with the teachings of Islam and the Hadiths which support the enslavement of non-Muslims during Islamic jihad.

Indeed, when Malcolm X visited Saudi Arabia he also forgot to tell his followers that slavery was in full flow in Saudi Arabia for much of the twentieth century.  More important, slavery in Saudi Arabia of Africans and others was a reality when he had converted to Islam.  Also, slavery only stopped in Saudi Arabia after non-Muslim nations put enormous pressure on this nation to stop this barbaric practice.

Despite this, elements within hip-hop and the myths of Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam just keep on obtaining more and more converts.  Yet, many Christian churches appear to be lacking in thinking and instead of challenging these lies they appear to have accepted or turned insular.

If Afro-Americans are seen to be “Uncle Tom’s” if they don’t follow a recreated version of the slave owning Mohammed then what does that make Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam? 

It would appear to make Malcolm X “a Triple Mohammed” who not only betrayed the history and reality of Africa which had been enslaved long before a small minority of European nations got involved in the slave trade; but even worse, he turned to an individual called Mohammed who owned slaves, had sex with concubines and supported the enslavement of non-Muslims via Islamic jihad.

On this note, I will return to Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi who is fusing anti-capitalism alongside the myths of Mohammed and equality.  

Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi in his article called The Collapse of the Terrorist Dialect states the following:

“The present world situation is marked by the pessimistic unity of all its commentators who confirm that a whole system once seriously flawed has now collapsed utterly. The dual pillars that upheld world trade and political order have fallen in on each other. With the disintegration of the financial system, its instruments and institutions, has come the disgrace of the despised political class.”

“The system had only one set of cards left to play – to distract the awakening billions of the world’s poor. Terror. The terror-event as instrument of removing civic freedoms (which can lead to protest and change of regime) and of enslaving the masses in obedience to the State, not seen as tyranny, which it is, but as the necessary protection of the endangered civic arena.”

“John Buchan wrote: “The Roman Empire fell in the end because of the pressure of the barbarians on its frontiers, and because of the ruin of the middle classes within by insensate burdens, and the degradation of the proletariat into a frivolous impoverished rabble.”

“The second half of the religion is following the Messenger in all trade and contracts with honour and without usury or increase inside the exchange, along with real-value instruments of exchange like gold and silver.”

Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi, just like Malcolm X, but based on completely different factors; is now fusing anti-capitalism and the tyranny of the democratic state and somehow coming up with the absurd notion that Mohammed supported equality or an economic system based on fair trade.

This reasoning is based on what?  Just like Malcolm X who was born an “Uncle Tom” according to the Afro-American Islamic missionary movement but somehow turned out to be “a Triple Mohammed;” we also have Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi making up a new Mohammed based on the image of liberty, equality, and liberalism.

However, if people desire to follow Mohammed it is their democratic right but of course in the lands of Mecca and Medina the same notion of religious liberty is not tolerated.  Instead, all apostates from Islam in Saudi Arabia face the death penalty.

Yet, the followers of Malcolm X, Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi, the Nation of Islam, and others, should be challenged by their false statements of reality. 

Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi fully understands that Islamic Sharia law means dhimmitude and jizya and he mentioned in another article that Shia Muslims, Jews, and Christians, should pay jizya in Bahrain under the rule of Sunni Muslims.

Therefore, what happened to Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi’s equality?  What also happened to the ending of tyranny? 

Are the Western converts who follow him so naïve to believe that equality and peace can come from Islamic Sharia law?  After all, Islamic Sharia law supports killing apostates, stoning people to death for adultery, killing homosexuals, cross amputation for crimes, jizya, dhimmitude, and other draconian and barbaric laws.

Malcolm X followers and the Muslim hip-hop/rap brigade who are selling “a black Mohammed” and an Islam which is somehow African and anti-slavery; should also be challenged by the reality of history.  After all, the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X, Mohammed Ali the legendary boxer, and the Muslim hip-hop/rap brigade, which have great influence within the Afro-American community; are selling an image which not only enslaved Africa for more than a thousand years in many parts of this continent but the African identity is being overshadowed by their Arab slave masters.

All the above mentioned individuals and the Muslim hip-hop/rap brigade have all propagated an Islam based on re-writing Mohammed and re-writing history.  Therefore, instead of turning to Africa and using African names you have the madness of Afro-Americans bypassing Africa and turning to their Arab slave masters who did so much damage to this continent and choosing Arabic names.

However, the real prophet of Islam, Mohammed, not only had slaves and had sex with slaves but Mohammed also supported slavery during jihad and he also helped to enslave people who had been free during his lifetime.

Slavery was an institution in Islam and backed up within Islamic Sharia law and the Hadiths.  The Ottoman Empire, the Sokoto caliphate in modern day Nigeria and the Crimean Khanate were all slave based societies and the numbers of slaves were numerically high.  Indeed, it mattered not if the society was sedentary or nomadic because the institution of slavery was part and parcel of Islam and continued to be so in the late twentieth century in Mauritania and Sudan.

It is also factual that while an anti-slavery movement happened within mainly Christian nations which were in the forefront of abolition the same did not happen in the mainly Muslim world.  Therefore, it was non-Muslim societies which enforced the abolishment of slavery in many mainly Muslim societies.

This fact of history and reality is being swept under the carpet by Muslim converts within the Afro-American community and “tinted eyes within the West” share the same blindness.

The crushing of Buddhism, Hinduism, Orthodox Christianity, Zoroastrianism, African Traditional beliefs, and so forth; is all being taken out of the equation and this applies to the hundreds of millions of all the above who suffered at the hands of Islamic slavery, dhimmitude, pogroms, and forced conversions.

Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi knows full well that Islam did not bring enlightenment and justice to the Buddhists and Hindus of “mother India” and Afghanistan. On the contrary, it brought slavery and the backwardness of a once powerful and rich culture which faced the sword of Islam and the slave markets of their new masters.

No equality! Just Islamic Sharia law, slavery, dhimmitude and jizya for some but of course for the Buddhists and Hindus of Afghanistan they were not even allowed this; instead it was the complete destruction of their culture and faith.

Answering Islam (http://www.answering-islam.org) states the following about Mohammed and Islamic slavery:  

Neither Muhammad nor his wives or companions were a good example in this regard. Sometimes, Muhammad used to talk about the merits of liberating a slave, yet he himself owned dozens of slaves and maid-slaves. However, we encounter a strange opinion spelled out by Muhammad’s wives and his friends in which he encourages them to retain their slaves. In Vol. 33, p. 61 Ibn Timiyya says,” 

“Anyone who says, `If I do so (such a thing), every slave I own will become free’ is not obligated by his oath and he can redeem his oath by any means and retain his slaves. (He can do that) by fasting a few days or by feeding some hungry people.” 

On the same page Ibn Timiyya stresses that this is what all Muhammad’s friends said (such as Ibn ‘Abbas and Ibn ‘Umar) as well as his wives (such as Zaynab, A’isha, and Um Salama).

Is the liberation of slaves a bad thing so that it is possible for a man who swears he will liberate his slaves to renounce his oath and retain them? It should be said that whoever takes an oath to free his slaves if so and so happens, is obliged to fulfill his oath and liberate his slaves, but we see that Muhammad’s wives, his great companions and his relatives say something different according to the testimony of Ibn Timiyya.

The Qur’an itself (in several places) approves of slavery and assures the Muslim the right to own dozens of male and female slaves either by purchasing them or as bounty of war. The Qur’an talks about the possession of slaves as “the possession of their necks” (Chapter 58:3, Surah Al-Mujadilah).

Slaves of Muhammad – Prophet of Freedom and Equality!

Muhammad himself owned numerous slaves after he proclaimed himself to be a prophet. I would like here to quote Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya who is one of the greatest scholars and chroniclers of Islam. In his book, “Zad al-Ma’ad” (Part I, p. 160), he says,

“Muhammad had many male and female slaves. He used to buy and sell them, but he purchased (more slaves) than he sold, especially after God empowered him by His message, as well as after his immigration from Mecca. He (once) sold one black slave for two. His name was Jacob al-Mudbir. His purchases of slaves were more (than he sold). He was used to renting out and hiring many slaves, but he hired more slaves than he rented out.

This trading used to take place in the slave market in the Arab Peninsula and in Mecca. Muhammad was accustomed to sell, purchase, hire, rent, and to exchange one slave for two. Thus, he had an increasing number of slaves, especially after he claimed to be a prophet, and after his immigration from Mecca to escape death at the hand of his tribe Quraysh. Also, the slaves of Muhammad and his followers were constantly increasing as the result of those who were captured in wars and not only by purchase….”

Buddhism, Hinduism and Orthodox Christianity did not enslave Africa; on the contrary, all the above faced Islamic slavery in their own lands.  The institution of slavery is an Islamic reality and some Catholic and Protestant nations in Europe became involved in slavery but the principles of slavery during war can’t be found in the New Testament but it is justified in the Muslim Hadiths. 

Thousands of Islamic institutions are supporting stealth jihad in the West and in nations like India.  The terrorist threat is a minor issue because the vast majority of conversions are converted by kitman Muslims who are lying openly about the reality of history and the Hadiths and other Islamic texts.

Islam is an ideology which is not aimed at accommodation because at its core is the House of Islam and House of War. 

When the Nation of Islam began to first grow and Malcolm X was spreading the Muslim faith you had several realities.  This applies to Arab and Muslim slavery which still was ongoing in nations like Mauritania and Sudan.  Also, when Malcolm X visited Mecca then why did he remain silent about slavery and the history of slavery in Saudi Arabia?

After all, Malcolm X converted to Islam in the early 1950s which is somewhat ironic.

This applies to slavery still being allowed in the land of Mecca and Medina. Therefore, while Malcolm X was talking about Muslim liberation is fellow Arab Muslims were still buying African slaves until 1962 in Saudi Arabia.

What is militant about throwing of “the white master’s name and religion” and then picking “the Arab masters identity and adopting a religion which enslaved Africa?”

Yes, from Jesus who owned no slaves to Mohammed who owned and sold slaves and had sex with concubines. Is this radicalism or mass stupidity?

Therefore, Malcolm X is certainly “a Triple Mohammed” and Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi who is an anti-Shia bigot is also fusing freedom and liberty within a faith which does not support any notion of religious equality or freedom.

It is vital that Christian churches, Buddhist leaders, Hindu leaders, secularists, atheists, and all people who support democracy; challenge the lies of Malcolm X, the Nation of Islam, Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi and others who seek to enslave the free world by stealth jihad and Islamic kitman.

Of course, people have the right to follow any religion or disregard religion but it must happen on a level playing field. In nations like the United Kingdom the Islamic propaganda brigade has been given a free ride and conversions are gathering because of multiple factors.

It is time for the West and nations like India to wake up from the reality of what is happening.  The demographic reality is that Christianity is an increasing minority in the Middle East or on the verge of collapse in some nations. 

The Hindu faith is in freefall in Bangladesh, Kashmir and Pakistan; however, the Muslim faith in India is strong and vibrant.

It is time to either wake up or to throw in the towel.  At the moment, many appear to have thrown in the towel and others are being forced to remain quiet because of the fear of being deemed racist or anti-progressive. 

It is ironic because the Islamic faith is based on the concept of “the ruler” being the Muslim and the enslaved being the “dhimmis” who are non-Muslims.   

The religion of supremacy is called Islam and Islamic Sharia law even supports killing innocent non-Muslim men with the death penalty for marrying a Muslim female.  Yes, death for an act of love and a reality which Shaykh Abdalqadir as-Sufi fully understands and this law still applies in modern day Saudi Arabia. 

http://www.islamreview.com/articles/neitherblacknorafrican.shtml 

http://www.answering-islam.org/BehindVeil/btv5.html

http://www.shaykhabdalqadir.com/content/articles/Art104_07022010.php

http://www.csi-int.org/nyibol_freedom.php

http://www.africanviews.org/index.php/discourse-and-debates/modern-day-slavery-in-mauritania.html

http://moderntokyotimes.com

 
 

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Katsushika Hokusai and erotic art: The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife (Part 2 of Hokusai)

Katsushika Hokusai and erotic art: The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife (Part 2 of Hokusai)

Lee Jay Walker

Modern Tokyo Times

 

Katsushika Hokusai was born in 1760 and died in 1849 and this most splendid of artists created many different art forms and the imagery from the two most striking pieces of his art could not be more different.

Hokusai was a Nichiren Buddhist and just like Nichiren himself; he had a complex nature and he is not easy to pin down or label.  It is true to say that he was always consistent when applied to producing art and even when he was 87 years of age he completed the Ducks in a Stream.

Even on his deathbed it is clear that Hokusai’s love of life and art still shone bright within his soul and heart. 

When Hokusai was close to death he stated “If only Heaven will give me just another ten years…Just another five more years, then I could become a real painter.”

Hokusai had many talents and he learnt the trade from a very early age.  His talents apply to being a sublime Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and a printmaker. 

His Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji and love of Nichiren Buddhism shows an individual who was at one with nature and the mysteries of life.  For Hokusai the mountains were a place of mystery and the Shinto gods and the majesty of nature surrounding Mount Fuji; meant that he could use the stunning scenery and fuse this with ideas from a hidden world.

The Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji include the magnificent and powerful masterpiece called The Great Wave off Kanagawa and other potent images which showed the landscape to be truly magical include Fuji in Clear Weather.

If this artwork is viewed in isolation then “the real” Hokusai is missing because while Hokusai connected with nature in all its majesty he also had a different side.  This applies to Hokusai’s erotic art and his images were extremely strong from a mainstream European artist point of view in this period.

This in itself shows you the constraints and freedoms “within many nations in Europe” when it came to mainstream art in this period, when applied to erotica.  However, in Japan erotic images and the view of sexuality was very different and the same applies to homosexuality in this period because Japan was much more liberal when it came to sexuality and many a Edo leader had male concubines.

However, The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife is not only erotica it is a powerful image of female sexuality and joy. This joy and sexuality, however, is by a fully grown octopus and a very young octopus.

The erotic woodcut even shocks today and the imagery is very potent and full of erotica alongside mystery and a world unknown.  This form of art belongs to the ukiyo-e genre and shunga was a powerful force in erotica in Japan during the Edo period because it was a good way to earn money for an aspiring artist. 

The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife is the most striking image from Kinoe no Komatsu which was a collection of shunga and it was published in three volumes from the year 1814.

The image shows a lady who was deemed to be a shell diver (ama) with her legs wide apart while the fully grown octopus performs cunnilingus.  She is fully naked and her breasts and hairy pussy are clearly visible and her body is clearly welcoming both the fully grown octopus and the small and younger octopus.

The eyes of the fully grown octopus are really striking because while performing cunnilingus on the lady it is clear that the eyes are fully focused on her face and pleasure and satisfaction belong to both.

It is suggested that the small octopus may be the son and if so then this makes the sexual experience even more erotic to some or alternatively “on the edge” for others.  Either way, only Hokusai really knows the role of the small octopus but it is clear that the lady is enjoying the power of the fully grown octopus and the magical touch of the younger octopus which is fondling her nipple and mouth.

Her face depicts complete sexual bliss and in the image it appears that nature and humans are one and the same.  Yes, visually different; however, enjoying the sexual experience together.

The image which is graphic is also based on consent, pleasure, joy, and bliss.

The interpretation of what is really happening is very diverse and art specialists and critics have various opinions.

Also, given the imagery of The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife then for some people it is a masterpiece but for others it is depravity and of course you will have a multitude of opinions about this image with was produced in the early nineteenth century by Hokusai.

The scholar Danielle Talerico is trying to put this image within the history of the Edo period because the Princess Tamatori story was very popular in the Edo period.  However, this appears to be over simplistic because in the Tamatori story the outcome is very different and the sea creatures are chasing Tamatori and in the end she dies from her wound.

Hokusai does mention above the image in his work that the octopus will take the lady to Ryujin’s undersea palace but Hokusai could have just adapted his image and played around with this story.  Or, the Ryujin’s undersea world may be a world which was seen differently by Hokusai.

Unlike the negative outcome of Princess Tamatori it is clear that sexual pleasure and mutual gratification is taking place and unless this is part of the original story then the reasons may never be known.

After all, in art you have many images of Jesus but not all images have the same meaning and for some contemporary artists they may be mocking Jesus or seeing Jesus in their own eyes.  It is only natural that artists will borrow from their culture but it does not mean that the images of their art have the same meaning.

Artists in Japan before Hokusai and after Hokusai have shown sexual scenes between females and cephalopods and within the lifetime of Hokusai another artist, Yanagawa Shigenobu, also created an image whereby a lady is being seduced and pleasured by an octopus.

Therefore, the real reason behind The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife can’t be answered with certainty.

The image may have just been a fantasy or showing the learning process of sexual pleasure whereby the small octopus is just watching the master.  Or it could have been Hokusai’s love of nature whereby he fuses love within the reality of shunga but desires to say that humanity and nature are one.

Of course this can easily be rejected but without a clear answer from Hokusai then the mystery will remain.

What is clear is that The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife (Other artists have given it a different name) is an image which is very potent and even today this image still shocks.

I personally think it is a masterpiece and that it will always remain a mystery.

In truth, this also adds to the striking image on display and the scene which the viewer can see because you have no clear answer but the power of the image is awesome.

http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/online/hokusai/launch.htm  (Hokusai)

http://www.hokusai-kan.com/treasure01.htm (Hokusai)

http://moderntokyotimes.com/2011/05/31/katsushika-hokusai-japanese-artist-with-a-rich-legacy-part-one/

http://moderntokyotimes.com (please visit)

 

 
 
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