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Name: Mike
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US Navy Retired, Aerospace worker. All around good Dude. Eternal Foe of the work ethic

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The last of the 20 women selected for Ranger Training has failed

Believe Me, there's plenty of Guys that failed too

The Army announced that the last of the female candidates selected for Ranger school have failed the first experiment.

Now come the calls to lower the standards
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Sun May 31, 2015, 04:39 PM (60 replies)

We all could use a Laugh

C'mon you know you laughed!
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Sun May 31, 2015, 09:55 AM (5 replies)


In Shi'a Islam, taqiya (تقیة taqiyyah/taqīyah) is a form of religious lie, or a legal dispensation whereby a believing individual can deny his faith or commit otherwise illegal or blasphemous acts, specially while they are in fear or at risk of significant persecution. A similar concept in Sunni Islam is known as idtirar (إضطرار) "coercion". A related concept is known as kitman "concealment; dissimulation by omission". Also related is the concept of ḥiyal, legalistic deception practiced not necessarily in a religious context but to gain political or legalistic advantage.

This practice was emphasized in Shi'a Islam whereby adherents may conceal their religion when they are under threat, persecution, or compulsion. Taqiyya was developed to protect Shi'ites who were usually in minority and under pressure, and Shi'a Muslims as the persecuted minority have taken recourse to dissimulation from the time of the mihna (persecution) under Al-Ma'mun in the 9th century, while the politically dominant Sunnites rarely found it necessary to resort to dissimulation.

In Sunni jurisprudence, denying faith under duress or other permissible reasons as per Islamic law is viewed "only at most permitted and not under all circumstances obligatory". However, there are many examples of practicing taqiyya among Sunnis where it was necessary.

In the Shi'a view, taqiyya is lawful in situations where there is overwhelming danger of loss of life or property and where no danger to religion would occur thereby. Taqiyya has also been legitimised, particularly among Twelver Shia, in order to maintain Muslim unity and fraternity.[7
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Sat May 30, 2015, 06:01 AM (18 replies)


Learn the Constitution or Learn these Terms

Jizya or jizyah (Arabic: جزية‎ ǧizyah IPA: ; Ottoman Turkish: cizye) is a religiously required per capita tax on non-Muslims under Islamic law, levied by an Islamic state. Jizya tax was not paid by Muslims, who however paid zakat (alms) tax instead.

Jizya is an example of taxes that depended on the religion of the individual. However, historically, the Jizya tax has been rationalized as a fee for protection provided by the Muslim ruler to non-Muslims, for the permission to privately practice a non-Muslim faith with some communal autonomy in a Muslim state, and as material proof of the non-Muslims' submission to the Muslim state and its laws.

Jizya tax on non-Muslims is mentioned in and mandated by the Quran and the Hadiths.

The jizya tax was historically imposed on Jews and Christians in Arabian peninsula, North Africa, Caucasus and Spain, and on Hindus in South Asia into the 19th century, but almost vanished in the 20th century. The tax is no longer imposed by nation states in the Islamic world. However, armed groups such as ISIS enforce it in some areas they have captured. In the 21st century, it is widely regarded as being at odds with contemporary secular conceptions of citizen's civil rights and equality before the law, although there have been occasional reports of religious minorities in conflict zones and areas subject to political instability being forced to pay jizya.
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Sat May 30, 2015, 05:55 AM (7 replies)


Coming to a neighborhood near you

A dhimmī (Arabic: ذمي‎ ḏimmī, IPA: , collectively أهل الذمة ahl al-ḏimmah/dhimmah "the people of the dhimma") is a historical term referring to non-Muslim citizens of an Islamic state. The word literally means "protected person." According to scholars, dhimmis had their rights fully protected in their communities, but as citizens in the Islamic state, had certain restrictions, and it was obligatory for them to pay the jizya tax. Dhimmis were excluded from specific duties assigned to Muslims, and did not enjoy certain political rights reserved for Muslims, but were otherwise equal under the laws of property, contract, and obligation. They were also exempted from the zakat tax paid by Muslims.

Under sharia, the dhimmi communities were usually subjected to their own special laws, rather than some of the laws which were applicable only to the Muslim community. For example, the Jewish community in Medina was allowed to have its own Halakha courts, and the Ottoman millet system allowed its various dhimmi communities to rule themselves under separate legal courts. These courts did not cover cases that involved religious groups outside of their own community, or capital offences. Dhimmi communities were also allowed to engage in certain practices that were usually forbidden for the Muslim community, such as the consumption of alcohol and pork.

Historically, dhimmi status was originally applied to Jews, Christians, and Sabians. This status later also came to be applied to Zoroastrians, Mandaeans, Hindus, and Buddhists. Eventually, the Hanafi, the largest school of Islamic jurisprudence, applied this term to all non-Muslims living in Islamic lands outside the sacred area surrounding Mecca, in present-day Saudi Arabia. Some modern Hanafi scholars, however, do not make any legal distinction between a non-Muslim dhimmi and a Muslim citizen.
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Sat May 30, 2015, 05:12 AM (13 replies)

Report: Military Officials Say Obama Refusing To Make Changes To Faltering ISIS Strategy…

Defeats? What defeats? The terror group may have romped in Ramadi and Palmyra, but the Obama administration isn’t changing its strategy, despite growing doubts in the Pentagon.

The self-proclaimed Islamic State has claimed a major provincial capital in Iraq and taken over another strategically key city in Syria. In response, the Obama administration plans to do—well, not much of anything new.

Four defense officials told The Daily Beast that there’s still strong resistance within the Obama administration to making any serious changes to the current strategy for fighting ISIS—despite mounting skepticism from some in the Pentagon about the current U.S. approach to the war.

Although the Obama administration’s public messaging is that it still wants to “degrade and ultimately defeat” ISIS, in reality, many in the Pentagon view the real objective as just running out the clock.

“I think this is driven by a sense that this not our fight and so we are just going to try to contain it and have influence where we can,” one official who works closely on the military strategy explained to The Daily Beast. “This is a long fight, and it will be up to the next administration to tackle.”

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Fri May 29, 2015, 05:56 PM (23 replies)

Baltimore residents who demanded Cops leave their neighborhoods alone now afraid to go outside

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu May 28, 2015, 02:20 PM (41 replies)

Bernie Sanders save the children fund

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu May 28, 2015, 11:36 AM (1 replies)

U.S. Military Pilots complain about having hands tied in frustrating fight against ISIS

Obama has no intention of fighting ISIS or any faction of Islam

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu May 28, 2015, 10:34 AM (24 replies)

Is $15 wage hike a Liberal plan to kill fast food?

Interesting theory, I think it might be true
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Wed May 27, 2015, 03:16 PM (20 replies)
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