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Former Christian Becomes Muslim; Launches Controversial Web Site
Bush Country ^ | 12/24/02 | Jeremy Reynalds

Posted on 12/29/2002 5:44:59 PM PST by ranair34


Former Christian Becomes Muslim;
Launches Controversial Web Site
By Jeremy Reynalds (bio)

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Prior to the terrible events of 9/11, Canadian Bev Kennedy appears to have been a successful (Christian) businesswoman involved in internet publishing and web developing.  However, her life was to soon become dramatically different -- both personally and professionally.

That turn of events occurred when Kennedy launched www.jihadunspun.com
 (JUS), an internet news portal providing a different- than- usually- experienced look at the war on terrorism.

Kennedy told me by e-mail that jihadunspun.com has a very definite purpose. "We publish both mainstream and uncensored news on the basis that readers are intelligent and when presented with both sides, they are capable of coming to their own informed conclusions. I rallied like-minded journalists and web technicians from diverse backgrounds, religions and locations to undertake the venture ... "

The venture also affected Kennedy personally. As a result of research she undertook about 9/11 prior to launching her web portal, she also embraced Islam.

While jihadunspun.com has had an unexpectedly high number of visitors, the site has also attracted a huge amount of controversy. While some people condemn it as being pro-Islamic, one Islamic news agency claims that it could be a front for Western intelligence. With that in mind, I  thought it would be helpful to see what Kennedy herself had to say.

BEFORE JIHADUNSPUN

In an interview http://www.gsmpro.com/article/articledt.asp?hArticleId=184, Kennedy wrote that on 9/11 she was at a Boeing trade show unveiling a new product. She commented that because half of her client base was involved in the aerospace industry, she was furious at the "terrorists" (emphasis by Kennedy) who had committed the attacks. "However something changed for me the day George Bush, who professes to be a Christian, spewed out ‘we are going to smoke them out of their holes.'"

Because Kennedy said she understood the Christ of the Bible to teach forgiveness and turn the other cheek, she said she was unable to understand why without any evidence (in her opinion) America was going to drop weapons of mass destruction on Afghanistan. Consequently she began searching the Internet "to find out what was really going on and who bin Laden was."

With the help of translation software, Kennedy wrote that she discovered revealing sites (primarily archived because many of them had bene shut down) containing "shocking" information.

That "shocking" information was enough to convince Kennedy that there was another side to the story of 9/11 than the one told by the American media and the U.S. government.  "I unveiled lies, deceit, oppression, murder and a variety of horrors that we in the west were imposing on others. I began reading everything I could get my hands on and the more I read – the worse it got ... I discovered that this war was a war against Islam that had been going on for years."

More specifically, Kennedy told me by e-mail in response to questions I sent her that there is routine censoring of the media:

"I discovered that this was due to censorship that resulted after 9/11 in part (America buying up all commercial satellite access, restricting reporter's access on the ground etc), but a great deal of our news has been censored for years in cases like Palestine.  Most of us thought 9/11 came out of the blue – indeed it did not, there have been many factors leading up to this event which we, the public, have had no access to through Western media and in a good deal of cases these days, the facts are simple misrepresented."

As a result of her discoveries, Kennedy said in an interview http://www.gsmpro.com/article/articledt.asp?hArticleId=184 she decided to launch www.jihadunspun.com, a voice that would provide "the other side of the story which is simply omitted or misrepresented from our newspapers in the West." Kennedy said she felt that her background as a magazine publisher would be very helpful in her new mission.

Kennedy felt her background would be a great help in such a venture as she had spent much of her professional life as a magazine publisher. She had also gained some web development skills in recent years.

However, Kennedy understandably felt that if this new venture was to become a success that she needed to have a better understanding of Islam. "As a very grounded Southern Baptist, I was not at all threatened to begin to dialogue with Muslims, which I did through message boards and the internet initially. Before long, I was engaging in discussion about religion until I arrived at the point where I realized that the worship of Allah was the true path and I reverted to Islam shortly before the portal went live in April, 2002. All praise is due to Allah for his leading me to his straight path."

Kennedy told me that JUS focuses on telling primarily English speaking North Americans about both sides of the war on terror, "so that readers can come to informed conclusions based on information presented from both sides."

KENNEDY'S VISION FOR JUS

Kennedy told me that because JUS is still in its infancy that it is still trying to find its "center. On any given day, we are still swinging more to one side than the other which is normal for where we are in the process."

According to Kennedy, independent news media are increasing because readers are getting fed up with traditional news sources. She commented:

"A good deal of what we read is simply propaganda and it's our aim to present information uncut and uncensored and leave the evaluating to the readers, where it belongs. That's said, there is propaganda on both sides which is why we are now adding more location reporters so we can gather facts first hand to augment the news we publish from other news sources. 

When all is said and done, Kennedy said she hopes she will have established an information source "that is uncut, uncensored and without opinion, which is what true journalism is. Readers can then make informed decisions, not just the ones they are being pitched."

I was curious about what Kennedy thought of such individuals as radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza of London's Finsbury Park Mosque. Rumors have surfaced for months about the alleged ties between Hamza and the al Qaeda.

Kennedy's answer was interesting. She said while she does not know enough about Hamza to comment, "at JUS, we make no opinions - we present the information and let the reader evaluate it for themselves. As journalists, our role is not to render opinions – we leave that up to the authors."

However, the Albuquerque Journal's Rick Nathanson would not have agreed with her. In a 1997 interview I did with him a few years ago while working on my master's thesis at the University of New Mexico, Nathanson commented that no journalists, himself included, come to their work with a blank slate. He said that assuming he could pick all of his stories, he may end up picking one that appeals to him more than another, so right there is the first chance for possible bias. Then as he begins to research the story, Nathanson said he is biased in whom he asks to respond, although that area of possible bias might be caused by the availability or non-availability of sources.

He told me:

"Then when I'm doing an interview and someone's talking, what they say and what gets translated into my notes represents another possible avenue for bias. Maybe not everything they say makes it into my notes. Maybe some things they say catch my attention more than others and I'm likely to take more thorough notes. I go back to the Journal. I sit down ... I look at my notes, and maybe I'm careful about what I pick and choose out of my notes. That's bias there. How I frame that story, what the angle ... is bias. Then the editor reads it. He says ‘I don't like this angle, but I like what you've got further down in the story. Let's move that up.' So now we're introducing somebody else's bias. Where the story gets played in the newspaper represents more bias. What kind of a headline; how big the headline is and what the headline is. All of these leave room for bias. There's no such thing as truly objective journalism. There's that human factor that is always in the equation and because of that there is always going to be bias. You try to be as fair as you can."

In the same interview, Nathanson was passionate about the issue of objectivity, saying that "Any reporter who says he's truly objective is full of (it). There's no such thing as true objectivity. There are degrees of subjectivity and if you're a good reporter, what you can do is make a conscientious effort to keep your own personal biases out of a story. That's the best you can hope to do."

IS ISLAMIC TERRORISM REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ISLAMIC FAITH?

I wondered if Kennedy believed that Islamic terrorism is representative of the Islamic faith. According to Kennedy before you can answer that question you must first define the word "terrorism." 

Kennedy said the dictionary definition of terrorism reads "The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons."

Using this definition, Kennedy said "the answer is absolutely not.  What is lawful in one society is not necessarily in another so the word "terrorism" is already a problem for the many acts the word is used to describe today."

Kennedy blamed President George W. Bush for what she called the current meaning of the word  "terrorism."  She said the word is routinely used for "anything and anyone who opposes the actions of his administration."

Kennedy suggested an experiment in semantics.

"Take any news item any day and replace the word ‘terrorist' with "soldier" and you get an entirely different meaning.  America is about to invade Iraq.  Are civilians going to be killed? Yes. Why is this not called terrorism? Are the Iraqi people being intimidated and coerced? You bet.  Still this is considered ‘protecting our rights.'What rights do we have in and to their country? The ‘terrorism' we hear about these days refers mostly to Muslims who are also trying to protect their very right to exist!

Kennedy added that if you then bring civilian deaths into the equation, it's important to there is violence against civilians on both sides. Kennedy said she believes that violence is going to escalate unless someone begins to look at the reasons which initiated the violence.  However, there's a problem doing that, she said.  Such research is "not likely if we can't readily access the other side of the story. This isn't rocket science – there are always two sides to a story and as long as we ignore the real reasons, we will only escalate hate and further limit any chance there may be for peace."

Kennedy told me that although she is new to Islam that her faith "is not about violence but it is about justice."

She was passionate in her explanation of this concept.

"If we in North America experienced even one tenth of the aggression, oppression and genocide we have waged against Muslims under this administration, we would have already dropped nuclear bombs and wiped out large numbers of the worlds population.  It is not surprising that we are trying to prevent nuclear weapons from reaching the hands of those who have suffered at the hands of American foreign policy.  Sooner or later they will get these weapons so this effort is in vain.  It's the reasons that have created this hate that must be eliminated."

WAAQIAH.COM AND JIHADUNSPUN.COM

I asked Kennedy about the current "jihad" (holy war) between her web portal and waaqiah.com,( a well known Islamic web site) and whether it could be compared to denominational infighting in the Christian church.

Let me explain. Here is a portion of is available about jihadunspun.com on waaqiah.com (which works with or on behalf of www.azzam.com, another fundamentalist terrorist- leaning Islamic web based news service).

"The ‘front' behind Jihadunspun.com is supposedly a middle-aged Canadian businesswoman who is said to have accepted Islam after 11 September 2001. The Muslims can draw their own conclusions from this, bearing in mind the tenfold increase in the budgets and manpower of Western intelligence agencies in the post-September-11th World."  

Kennedy said the conflict isn't exactly a jihad as it has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with market share. In fact the controversy increases readership!

Kennedy wrote:

"JUS ... publishes articles of broad interest to western markets, Muslims and non-Muslims, and we keep our opinions off our pages to allow viewers to draw their own conclusions ... We are praised and attacked by both sides and we see these particular attacks as an attempt to pick up more market share ...  In the overall scheme of things, it's (the controversy) become a non issue to us."

WWW.JIHADUNSPUN.COM: TERRORIST OR JUST TRYING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Kennedy told me that jihadunspun.com's being referred to on a few occasions as a terrorist site amazes her.

She called such thinking "a dangerous state of affairs when we are no longer prepared to learn and understand the motivations of others but rather try to silence those who fail to tell the party tale."

Kennedy's next comment was very revealing. She told me, "On any given day, we cover a lot of the stories that CNN does – the only difference is that they take statements from Osama Bin Laden for instance and excerpt them and surround these with their own spin, we publish this material uncensored, uncut and without opinion.  What on earth does this has to do with terrorism?"

9/11 AND KENNEDY

Kennedy called 9/11 a wake up call and while it was a horrifying demonstration of hatred, she said it wasn't something that came out of a vacuum. To Kennedy, there are even doubts as to who was behind the atrocity.

"We haven't even determined which enemy actually perpetrated this act and there are many holes in the official story.  We can't simply kill all those who get in our road or who don't think like we do ... The ‘good versus evil' spin is simplistic dualism that categorizes the world only through the eyes of its author and that can only result in more violence."

Kennedy said that if someone stormed her business and killed all of her employees the first thing she would want to know is how could she prevent it from reoccurring. But that has never happened in this case, she said. "We have never asked why and its time we stopped killing and started asking, and listening, if we want to live in peace."

Kennedy said she is doing the best thing she knows that will help the animosity between the opposing factions. "That is to get real information from both sides into the hands of the public who ultimately still have some influence in a ‘free' society."

MY TAKE

Is jihadunspun.com an objective news source? Well, think back a few lines to how objectivity so - called was described by Albuquerque Journal reporter RickNathanson. He said (and I believe quite accurately) that there is no such thing as true objectivity – there are just degrees of subjectivity.

While Kennedy and others responsible for JUS may be "presenting the information," just what information are they presenting? Just because you present a barrage of unedited facts and choose not to paraphrase or excerpt them, it doesn't mean that you are presenting a balanced look at the issues. It just means you're presenting unedited propaganda from one side of the issue.

For example. One page http://www.jihadunspun.com/OperationUSA/ titled  "Operation USA: The Great Contender," reads:

"Since the world changed September 11 2001 the Bush administration and their international coalition have undertaken an unprecedented assault on Osama bin Laden but countries and peoples who have offered less than 100 percent support for their retaliation. Here we look at the "motives, methods and means of their fight for "good versus evil.'"

I think it's pretty easy to see that verbiage such as this has as much "spin" (if not more) than anything being complained about by Kennedy. She just needs to be honest enough to admit that she has a very clear point of view and that material appearing in her site while not edited will have been carefully selected to reflect her own anti-war philosophy.

So I don't disagree with Kennedy that jihadunspun.com provides a clear view of the war on terrorism. It does – but from the radical Islamic, terrorist, anti-American point of view. If you check out the site, know that going in and while you're there use the opportunity to pray for Kennedy for a return to her former love for the Lord Jesus Christ.  

Jeremy Reynalds is a freelance writer and the founder and director of Joy Junction, New Mexico's largest emergency homeless shelter. He has a master's degree in communication from the University of New Mexico and is pursuing his PhD in intercultural education at Biola University in Los Angeles. He is married with five children and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work can be viewed here and weekly at www.americasvoices.org. He may be contacted by e-mail at reynalds@joyjunction.org



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1 posted on 12/29/2002 5:44:59 PM PST by ranair34
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To: ranair34
Let us send her as a human shield to Baghdad.
2 posted on 12/29/2002 5:54:25 PM PST by nwrep
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To: ranair34
Thanks for the article. I'll be black-holing the web-sites mentioned in this article tomorrow at work. :)
3 posted on 12/29/2002 5:58:57 PM PST by Fury
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To: ranair34
Before long, I was engaging in discussion about religion until I arrived at the point where I realized that the worship of Allah was the true path and I reverted to Islam shortly before the portal went live in April, 2002.

When they go after her genitals with the broken Coke bottle, she'll really understand the "true path."

America's Fifth Column ... watch Steve Emerson/PBS documentary JIHAD! In America
New Link: Download 8 Mb zip file here (60 minute video)

Who is Steve Emerson?

4 posted on 12/29/2002 6:01:06 PM PST by JCG
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To: ranair34
Bev Kennedy, another lost soul....
5 posted on 12/29/2002 6:03:21 PM PST by Ken522
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To: JCG
As long as she's useful, she'll be treated just fine. The sad tale of a useful idiot snared by her own curiosity.
6 posted on 12/29/2002 6:05:23 PM PST by niteowl77
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To: ranair34
How could anyone give up Jesus for Mohammand? How sad for her.... she gave it all up to fit in with a bunch of murdering thugs.
7 posted on 12/29/2002 6:10:49 PM PST by SouthernFreebird
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To: ranair34
barforama

What a vile woman. It's ok for terrorists to murder 3000 innocent people but it is unacceptable for Bush to say "we are gonna smoke them out of their holes", because that is, [in her opinion], not the Christian thing to do. So, evidently, the Christian thing to do is to become a Muslim and worship the moon god, Allah.

But I do agree that the news on Palestine is censored. How many times have we read, seen or heard this headline: Palestinian terrorist murders [suicide bomber walks into deli.] 5 Israelis [have been killed]. Abdul Abduli, the man who planned the attack, was killed in a shootout with Israeli police later in the day. [Israeli army assassinated a Palestinian leader suspected of ties with prior martydom operations.]

8 posted on 12/29/2002 6:15:25 PM PST by thedugal
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To: ranair34
I did not read the story but no TRUE Christian will become a muslim
9 posted on 12/29/2002 6:17:11 PM PST by WKB
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To: JCG
re: #4

Too true.
Since she'll be dead soon, we should nominate her for a top position in this year's Darwin Awards.
10 posted on 12/29/2002 6:19:48 PM PST by Lilly
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To: ranair34
Does this dunce wear a burkha?
11 posted on 12/29/2002 6:20:40 PM PST by jackbill
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To: WKB
" ... no TRUE Christian will become a muslim.

Precisely.
The indwelling of the Holy Spirit would raise so much internal strife, she would abandon the effort.

Much is said about "Christians" that obviously are not.
(His Spirit bearing witness ...)

12 posted on 12/29/2002 6:23:18 PM PST by knarf
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To: Ken522; dighton; general_re; Dallas; 2sheep; babylonian
Bev Kennedy, another lost soul....

Bev Kennedy, another victim of the Kennedy curse.

13 posted on 12/29/2002 6:25:43 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: ranair34
This woman is an idiot liberal. Wait until she wakes up one morning with a Muslim man who is ready to put her in a burqa for the rest of her life and take away all of her rights. That will really be a laugh.
14 posted on 12/29/2002 6:32:56 PM PST by stripes1776
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To: ranair34
We haven't even determined which enemy actually perpetrated this act and there are many holes in the official story.

I think she could have found those same questions on Davidduke.com or any other neo-Nazi website. The assumption is that 9-11 was part of an evil Jewish conspiracy. I'm not sure who is brainwashed more: Progressive/Liberals or Muslims. Never mind that it was the Palestinians who cheered and passed candy through their streets on 9-11. Never mind that Osama bin Laden thanked Allah that the destruction was more than he had hoped for. Hatred of Jews deserves the criticism it gets when it comes from the Neo-Nazis, David Duke or the KKK. But it really ticks me off when the media completely ignores and whitewashes this same level of hatred and conspiratorial garbage when it comes from Muslims.

The left always dances around the question "Why do they hate us?" and they are so busy justifying Islamic hatred of America that they act blind, deaf and dumb when the truth of that hatred is very much intermingled with their venomous hatred of the Jews and Israel. I don't understand how they justify their selective ignorance.

15 posted on 12/29/2002 6:46:48 PM PST by Sally II
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To: knarf
Much is said about "Christians" that obviously are not.
(His Spirit bearing witness ...)

AMEN!!

16 posted on 12/29/2002 7:11:05 PM PST by WKB
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To: knarf
She may have at one time been a believer, but instead of remaining faithful to God through Christ, has now become unrepentant and might suffer the sin unto death. By losing her saltiness, He might not find much use for her in His plan, although she has already been redeeemed. All this would mean is an innumerable, (perhaps numerable and many) blessings and rewards originally planned for her will go rejected by her rebellion.
17 posted on 12/29/2002 7:32:54 PM PST by Cvengr
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To: WKB
I did not read the story but no TRUE Christian will become a muslim

Nor will anyone possessing a functioning brain, or a conscience. We'll have to snuff the enemy within, when the real war starts.

18 posted on 12/29/2002 8:20:53 PM PST by hunter112
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To: hunter112
Nor will anyone possessing a functioning brain, or a conscience. We'll have to snuff the enemy within, when the real war starts.

I believe you are on to something !!

19 posted on 12/29/2002 9:36:10 PM PST by WKB
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To: ranair34
:

Your submissions please:
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Post your links to videos, photos, graphics, etc.
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20 posted on 12/30/2002 9:05:40 AM PST by ppaul
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To: WKB
Amen!
This woman is a great example of why our founding fathers felt women should not have the right to vote.
She has let her emotions rule her thoughts.Her emotions control her reasoning.
You also had to own land in order to vote. This is one reason "democracy" in America worked.
They were smart enough to put a system of checks and balances in more things then just fedgov.org.
21 posted on 12/30/2002 9:14:48 AM PST by winodog
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To: knarf
1 John 2:19
They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.

Cordially,

22 posted on 12/30/2002 9:20:01 AM PST by Diamond
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To: ranair34

23 posted on 12/30/2002 9:32:56 AM PST by ppaul
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To: winodog
Amen and Amen!!
24 posted on 12/30/2002 9:46:06 AM PST by WKB
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To: winodog
This woman is a great example of why our founding fathers felt women should not have the right to vote.

No she's not...she is a great example of a dimwit liberal. I take exception to your inference that because there are dimwitted liberal women, all women should not be allowed to vote. Let me remind you that there are many dimwitted liberal men out there as well that do vote. You need us conservative gals to balance it out.

You also had to own land in order to vote.

Gotcha there...I just paid off my mortgage last month, which was financed in my maiden name...hubby holds no claim to it...he he he...

25 posted on 12/30/2002 10:32:49 AM PST by ravingnutter
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To: winodog
>>This woman is a great example of why our founding fathers felt women should not have the right to vote.

That's one thing you and the islamists agree on.

Funny where the jihadis find their allies.
26 posted on 12/30/2002 10:52:03 AM PST by swarthyguy
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To: thedugal
What a vile woman. It's ok for terrorists to murder 3000 innocent people...

It is unfortunate that this bitch was not on the board on one on those four planes...

27 posted on 12/30/2002 10:58:54 AM PST by Anticommie
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To: ravingnutter
I take great exception to your emotional rant that I felt women should not be allowed to vote. I said no such thing, yet in your rash rant you declared that I did.
I merely stated that the founding fathers (whom were much smarter then I) felt the need to not let women vote.
I am very aware that dimwitted liberal men are out there and should not be allowed to vote. That is why I threw in the statement that our wise founding fathers felt that not everyone should be allowed to vote.
I should also point out that I am almost positive the husband of the arkansas antichrist would never have been elected to the highest office in the land if it were not for the female vote
People with nothing to lose will vote for the person who promises to give them something to lose.
Thats a part of the checks and balances the founding fathers put into our voting system, kinda like the electoral college.
I am well aware that many women are very bright, much wiser then I will ever hope to be in fact.
So I would hope that you would reread what I wrote, keep your emotions in check and realize that I never implied one way or the other about women voting. I merely stated that our founding fathers felt that not everyone had a right to vote.
I know that many do not believe in the Bible but God himself felt women should not be in position of leadership. I will bow to his wisdom
28 posted on 12/30/2002 10:59:55 AM PST by winodog
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To: swarthyguy
Where did I say women should not be allowed to vote?
29 posted on 12/30/2002 11:01:35 AM PST by winodog
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To: hunter112
I did not read the story but no TRUE Christian will become a muslim

Neither would any person with IQ above 100.

30 posted on 12/30/2002 11:02:46 AM PST by Anticommie
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To: ranair34
As a result of research she undertook about 9/11 prior to launching her web portal, she also embraced Islam.

It never ceases to amaze how impressionable some people are.

31 posted on 12/30/2002 11:05:21 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: thedugal
Because Kennedy said she understood the Christ of the Bible to teach forgiveness and turn the other cheek, she said she was unable to understand why without any evidence (in her opinion) America was going to drop weapons of mass destruction on Afghanistan

Boy, has this ever been misunderstood. Christ did not intend for you to let people kill you folks. I've seen more idiotic pursuits developed because of a misunderstanding of "turn the other cheek" than anything else.

32 posted on 12/30/2002 11:10:47 AM PST by cmak9
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To: nwrep
>I discovered that this was due to censorship that resulted after 9/11 in part (America buying up all commercial satellite access, restricting reporter's access on the ground etc), but a great deal of our news has been censored for years in cases like Palestine.

Its becoming clearer. For her its all about the Jews. She is willing to consort with an enemy who would put her under a burka and slap her silly just in order to slam the Jews.

33 posted on 12/30/2002 12:20:00 PM PST by Dialup Llama
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To: cmak9
>>Because Kennedy said she understood the Christ of the Bible to teach forgiveness and turn the other cheek, she said she was unable to understand why without any evidence (in her opinion) America was going to drop weapons of mass destruction on Afghanistan

>Boy, has this ever been misunderstood. Christ did not intend for you to let people kill you folks. I've seen more idiotic pursuits developed because of a misunderstanding of "turn the other cheek" than anything else.

The disciples practiced concealed carry as did anyone of that time who travelled from city to city.

34 posted on 12/30/2002 12:24:54 PM PST by Dialup Llama
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To: ranair34
(1) I'd really like to see some evidence of substantive Christian involvement on Kennedy's part before her "conversion" to Islam.

I find it highly implausible that any devout Christian could simply flip to Islam.

Remember that Johnny Lindh was nominally a Christian before he joined the Religion of Peace, but just nominally.

(2) She is very skimpy on her actual background and Christian formation in the article. She claims to be a Southern Baptist, yet offers a level of Scriptural analysis that is more reminiscent of Bill Clinton than of any serious SB I know.

(3) What business is our "businesswoman" in? Running a homeless shelter called "Joy Junction"?

35 posted on 12/30/2002 12:29:46 PM PST by wideawake
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To: ranair34
This woman is just plain stupid. All she's done is become a contrarian. Everyone is supposed to admire her for not being like the "mainstream". Her comments on the President and his use of the word "terrorism" are unjustifiable and just dumb.
36 posted on 12/30/2002 2:10:21 PM PST by CaptRon
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To: SouthernFreebird
"How could anyone give up Jesus for Mohammand?"

That was my first thought. I can understand why a Christian might choose a Christian denomination others might not agree with, but I can't comprehend turning away from Christ altogether. I hope I never understand it.
37 posted on 12/30/2002 2:19:39 PM PST by Honey West
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To: ranair34
Former Christian Becomes Muslim; Launches Controversial Web Site

I doubt if this foolish woman was any kind of real Christian, otherwise she would have been unable to turn her back on Jesus Christ to embrace an infidel faith that specifically denies the divinity of Christ.

38 posted on 12/30/2002 4:09:23 PM PST by pgkdan
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To: knarf
Precisely. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit would raise so much internal strife, she would abandon the effort.

Back to the Bible, knarf. The way you treat scripture shows how this woman could become apostate.
39 posted on 12/30/2002 4:22:24 PM PST by aruanan
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To: ranair34
Islamic converts claim that their new religion is about justice, yet for over a hundred years it has been abundantly evident that a religion which not only fails to separate church and state but advocates their unity cannot deal with the modern world except through Luddite, smashing hatred. Since this describes a dominant strain of Islam, thanks to our foolish dependence on Islamic oil, this woman is neither honest nor bright. Once we take away the oil dependence, (which, it appears, our "leaders" will have little role in doing) such dupes will fall along with those whose darkness they follow as if it were light.
40 posted on 12/30/2002 7:36:30 PM PST by AmericanVictory
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To: Sally II
That is so true. If you check out CAIR's website, it is full of Jewish and Israeli hatred, yet no one would dare call them on it.
41 posted on 12/30/2002 7:37:18 PM PST by Morrigan
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To: ranair34
A nut finds Allah and wants to help the world understand The Religion of PeaceTM.

Nice.
42 posted on 12/31/2002 8:48:00 AM PST by George W. Bush
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To: aruanan
"Precisely. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit would raise so much internal strife, she would abandon the effort."

"Back to the Bible, knarf. The way you treat scripture shows how this woman could become apostate."

Really?

Explain, please, where I'm amiss.

43 posted on 12/31/2002 10:23:39 AM PST by knarf
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To: ranair34
I realized that the worship of Allah was the true path and I reverted to Islam...

This implies she was muslim before!

44 posted on 12/31/2002 10:58:46 AM PST by F-117A
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To: Dialup Llama
She's already silly maybe some one will slap her straight.
45 posted on 12/31/2002 12:48:40 PM PST by justshutupandtakeit
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To: ranair34
And if Christians lived by the same rules as Muslims (as written in the Koran) we would kill her for converting.
46 posted on 12/31/2002 1:23:43 PM PST by Spiff
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To: ranair34
Former Christian, my butt. Former churchgoer, yes, but that's different.
47 posted on 12/31/2002 7:22:40 PM PST by the_doc
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To: stripes1776
This woman is an idiot liberal. Wait until she wakes up one morning with a Muslim man who is ready to put her in a burqa for the rest of her life and take away all of her rights. That will really be a laugh.

HMMMM.... I wonder if that could be, ah, "Arranged"??

I'm sure there are lots of Arab men just waiting in the wings to sweep her off her feet and into their harem.

A few items in the personals columns of various websites and "alternative" papers ought to do the trick:

" SWF, 20, newly converted to Islam, seeks Arab man to teach her to be a good Muslim wife."

Etc... Anybody got some time on their hands?

48 posted on 12/31/2002 10:30:53 PM PST by fire_eye
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