Friday, October 11, 2013

If you are eligible to vote in Massachusetts

... and if you live in the 5th Congressional District in Massachusetts, in the center of the eastern half of the state ...

This is a closeup photo of this district.

The blue area on the extreme right is the Massachusetts Bay.

Please vote for Michael Stopa in the Congressional primary on October 15th, now that Ed Markey, who used to represent this Congressional district, is a U.S. Senator.

This means that the 5th Congressional District doesn't have anyone to represent it at the moment. 

Please vote for Mike Stopa, to put some respect for the sciences into our Congress.

Copied from the biography on his campaign website:
Note: The photo is a still from his appearance on Sean Hannity's show in 2010.  Two videos of that appearance are included later in this page.  I supplied the links to Suffield Academy, Wesleyan University, the University of Maryland, and the Physics Department of Harvard University that are in the first two paragraphs.

Mike and Sean Hannity
Mike Stopa is a graduate of Suffield Academy and holds an undergraduate degree in Astronomy from Wesleyan University and a Ph. D. in Physics from the University of Maryland.

Mike teaches in the Physics Department at Harvard University, where he has served as Research Physicist and Senior Computational Physicist since 2004.  He specializes in computation and nanoscience.

He is the director of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Computation Project and a recognized expert on nanoscale electronics and computation.  He has over 75 publications and over a thousand citations to his work in the physics literature.

Mike lives in Holliston with his wife of eighteen years and his four beautiful children, including three girls and one son.

This video was filmed in 2010, when Mike lived and voted in the 3rd Congressional District in Massachusetts.

In 2010 he was living and voting in the 3rd District.  Now that he lives in the 5th District, he will be a better Congressman than Ed Markey ever was.

Mike's voice can be heard starting at 3 min, 10 seconds.

This video is part of the same 2010 appearance on Fox News.

The panel is now discussing President Obama's request for NASA to recognize the achievements of one religion (Islam) in the sciences.

Remember, Mike Stopa is a nanoscientist with a Ph.D. in Physics.

Mike's voice can be heard starting at 1 min, 30 seconds.

The primary election is Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

May 12, 2016 update.

Mr. Stopa lost his campaign to be a United States Representative, but he is now a supporter of Donald Trump.

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, he ran successfully to be a delegate to the Republican Convention that will be held in July in Cleveland, Ohio.

I was there in person during this one-day event, and I also campaigned to be a delegate to the same Republican Convention.  As I was waiting in line to enter the rental hall, I saw him, and I told him that I wanted to be elected as a candidate to the Republican Convention that was scheduled to meet in Cleveland, Ohio in July 2016.  I asked him to support me, and I expected that he would support me, because the first part of this essay had supported him when he was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, but he told me that he wouldn't do it because he was the head of a group of people who wanted to be elected as delegates themselves, as supporters of presidential candidate Donald Trump.

I didn't get enough votes to win because there were a lot of Donald Trump supporters there, and they were obsessed with voting only for their own candidates.

Donald Trump supporters have many of the same characteristics as cult members, including an irrational love of their leader and an equally irrational hatred of anyone who is outside of their group.  I had already seen both characteristics of a cult in my brief conversation with Mr. Stopa, and I saw more of these cult characteristics later that afternoon in the hall.

A woman who was sitting next to me in the room, who had some Trump campaign literature with her, including campaign buttons, referred to another candidate as "a snake in the grass".
She worked on a Sodoku puzzle whenever any non-Trump candidate was making a campaign speech.

This meant more to a Trump supporter than anything that was said by someone who wasn't a Trump supporter.

She had a closed mind, and that's a dangerous quality for anyone who is voting for delegates to a party convention.

It's even more dangerous whenever a majority of the people in a room are voting for convention delegates.  They should be listening to all of the speeches, by every candidate to be a delegate, so that they can honestly say that they are well-informed voters.

Whenever a large number of people have an irrational love for one fallible human being, it allows that person to change from being a politician into being a dictator.  The more irrationality someone's supporters have, the easier this change can be made, and the harder it will be for any fallible human being to resist making this change.

When a majority of the people in one geographic area have an irrational love for a person who becomes a dictator, they will accept brutality, even cruelty, from that dictator.  This cage held a pilot from the Jordanian Air Force.  He was captured alive when his plane was shot down by ISIS, but then he was burned alive while trapped inside of his cage.

These web pages include information about this February 2015 photo, including actual video of his cruel death.

Shoebat, February 3, 2015

Breitbart, February 4, 2015

Link to my essay Why dictatorships are always bad, published on another one of my blogs.  It has been read 15,916 times (as of December 13, 2017) since I published it in July 2012.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Separation of church and state in Islam

The following paragraphs were copied from an article in the World News Daily published March 3, 2013.  All of the links in these paragraphs were in the W.N.D. original article.  The link to the article is at the end of the article.
Muslims living in America should not be bound by U.S. law, according to a leader of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, who delivered the controversial message to a crowd at a Muslim rally in Austin, Texas.

“If we are practicing Muslims, we are above the law of the land,” said Mustafa Carroll, executive director of the Dallas-Fort Worth CAIR branch.

The rally in Austin was part of a nationwide effort to hold “Muslim Capitol Day” events.

According to the event website, Muslims from around Texas went to the capitol to “promote civic and political activism throughout the wider Muslim community.”

The organizers said one major issue discussed “was the recent House and Senate bill proposals involving the implementation of ‘anti-Shariah’ legislation, where the First Amendment rights and freedoms of Muslims would ultimately be hindered.”

Critics argue Shariah prohibits other faiths from free exercise of religion when enforced, giving freedom only to Muslims.

Carroll’s statement was similar to a statement allegedly made by CAIR co-founder and former chairman Omar M. Ahmad. He was paraphrased by a reporter saying, “Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant” and the Quran “should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.”


Does Mustafa Carroll, the leader of the Dallas, Texas branch of C.A.I.R., think that any U.S. president, even a Muslim U.S. president, has any Constitutional authority to allow American Muslims:
  • to have multiple wives,
  • to rape women,
  • to murder people, including family members,
  • to hijack airplanes and to fly them into buildings,
  • to steal money from businesses, including banks,
  • to have veiled women walking into banks,
  • and for anyone to have sex with children?

Does he think that the American public would tolerate any U.S. president, even a Muslim president, who did violate the Constitution he swore to uphold by giving an unconstitutional exemption to American Muslims who wanted to violate U.S. law, including our tax laws and the laws that make it a crime to murder, rape, and to rob banks?

Other blog posts about the same subject in chronological order

FrontPage Mag, March 4, 2013

Frugal Cafe, March 4, 2013

Bare Naked Islam, March 4, 2013

BizBac Review, March 5, 2013

Free Zone Media Center News, March 5, 2013

Godfather Politics, March 5, 2013

Creeping Sharia, March 6, 2013

Above Top Secret, March 27, 2013

Family Security Matters, April 2, 2013

America's Party News, June 11, 2013

Freedom Outpost, July 29, 2013

Sodahead, July 29, 2013

Patriot Action Network, July 30, 2013

Patriot's Heart Network, July 30, 2013

Conservative Underground, August 3, 2013

Please allow me to quote an actual Muslim authority.

Copied and pasted from a Muslim website, the Online Darul Iftaa of Darul Uloom Deoband:
What's the proof for living under the law of the country you live in as long as it does not contradict Shariah? And which laws of the Mushrikeen-e-Mecca did our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) obey to?

(Fatwa: 702/686=L)

(1) It is narrated in Hadith: (المسلمون عند شروطھم (او کما قال علیہ السلام), Muslims should keep the agreements they make.  And we have been prohibited to revolt:المختار: (/6:212)  (We have been commanded to refrain from rebellion and cheating.)  Therefore, one should abide by the law of one's country until it contradicts the Shariah.

(2) First, there was no government.  Secondly, had there been any tribal system, then you should point out the examples which were in opposition with Shariah and the Prophet (peace be upon him) did not oppose it. Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

There.  Mohammed has spoken.  We all heard it.

The head of the Dallas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is wrong.

"One should abide by the law of one's country until it contradicts the Shariah."