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David66

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    David66 got a reaction from Northwest in Bahais in iran   
    Hello,
    And you guys complain about and declare "Islamophobia" to be irrational?  A justifiable fear is not a phobia.
    Who decides what is false and what must be eradicated from society?  You?  The Government?  Your chosen religion?
    I am not sure how many Muslims believe the same as Shiawarrior313.  But, it seems enough agree to justify the fear many Westerners have of Islam.
    We do not want to live in such a society.  We will resist those that push our society in that direction.  And, when you encounter such resistance in the West please to not scream "Islamophobia."  We are only standing up for the values we truly hold dear.
    All the Best,
    David
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    David66 got a reaction from aaaz1618 in General Qasem Soleimani   
    ^ Hello,
    Such bellicose language.  And, you even have a "like."
    I doubt either of you have ever seen war.
    All the Best,
    David
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    David66 got a reaction from abdulhamid in Ranking countries by their blasphemy laws   
    ^ Hello,
    That is not blasphemy.  Blasphemy is "contemptuous or profane speech or action concerning God or a sacred entity." (The FreeDictionary.com)
    So, no, it doesn't count.  
    It would be an interesting topic on another thread.  That is, if one has not already been started.  
    All the Best,
    David
     
     
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    David66 got a reaction from It's me hello in Americans: The 2nd Amendment advocates gun control   
    Hello,
    Sorry to re-appear but I could not help myself.
    Once again an American liberal has fallen prey to fake news.  While even one school shooting is too many, the info Notme posted is false.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/no-there-havent-been-18-school-shooting-in-2018-that-number-is-flat-wrong/2018/02/15/65b6cf72-1264-11e8-8ea1-c1d91fcec3fe_story.html?utm_term=.64921f4ffecd
    All the Best,
    David
  5. Completely Agree
    David66 got a reaction from It's me hello in Iran vs KSA ?   
    Hello,
    Not a single rebuke from fellow Shia Chat members or Edits from Shia Chat Moderators?  But, to date, there are two likes?
    This post clearly violates Shia Chat rule number 4,
    No swear words, unmannered replies or racist comments, especially when directed at other members. A warning followed by a temporary ban shall be met. If a member repeats their offensive or racist language, a permanent ban will take place. No excuses. Overt slogans of "death" or "destruction" (or similar wording) of any specific government, nation, people, group, or religion is not permitted. However, constructive criticisms of the above are welcomed and encouraged.
    And, I question the morals of those that would allow a post such as Darth Vader's to go unanswered.  Many of you like to lament about the irrationality of "Islamaphobia."  Yet, you only clap and praise such racist and divisive post.
    It has been nice chatting with you all.  I have learned what I came here to learn.
    All the Best,
    David
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    David66 got a reaction from megaman in Why Does Iran Persecute Baha'is?   
    Hello,
     
    Very interesting thread.
     
    I just have to ask, do you see any similarities in the persecution of religious minorities in Pakistan, mostly Shia Muslims and Christians, to the persecution of Bahais' in Iran?  I do.
     
    This is an interesting news article,
     
    http://www.dawn.com/news/1177951/when-you-are-in-the-majority-it-is-easy-to-be-blind
     
    I like this quote from the article,
     
    "Growing up, I had the hardest time figuring out why someone’s religious practices were up for debate and why it had become a custom for so many to vilify the beliefs and practices of others."
     
    If a "religion" is promoting infant sacrifice or the killing of all those that have different beliefs, et cetera,  then society has an obligation to resist.  Do Bahais have any beliefs and actions that threaten the pillars of society?  If so, I have not seen them mentioned in any of the above threads.
     
    And, in my opinion, there is not a religion on Earth without it's share of quirks.
     
    It would be nice for some Pakistani Shia and to chime in.  Do you see any similarities?
     
    Hopefully a day will come when religion is not used to divide people and provide justification for discriminating against and harming others.
     
    All the Best,
    David
  7. Haha
    David66 got a reaction from megaman in Why Does Iran Persecute Baha'is?   
    Hello,
     
    Since you are so particular about grammar.
     
     
    "Aren't these proofs........."
     
    All the Best,
    David
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    David66 reacted to Abu Hadi in Persian girl was the youtube shooter?   
    There are a few unusual behaviors that are becoming severe and widespread. When these converge under the right circumstances they lead to things like this. 
    1) Extreme Arrogance. 
    2) Extreme Narcisism
    3) Loose grip on reality
    4) Lack of or lack of concern for family / community
    5) Easy access to powerful weapons
    These behaviors exist in all societies and are not unique to the US. But I think there are two factors which amplify this phenomenon, particularly in this country. 
    First is the lack of community. This society is full of 'loner' types who kind of exist in their own universe and have very little concern or connection to those around them. This unique type of lonerness is probably only possible in a society where you can basically live autonomously if you want to. You can go to work, live alone, come home to your own apartment, act any sort of strange way you want to and, especially if you live in a big city or a extremely rural area, probably noone will bother you or even know what you are doing. This leads to increase isolation and further loosens someone's grip on reality. 
    This kind of living autonomously is not possible everywhere in the US. There are certain places with very strong and in tact communities, but there are also large swaths of the country where this doesn't exist. 
    I think this is the main issue. It also doesn't help that it is easy to buy guns. But I don't think that is the main issue. Someone with a gun or even many guns who doesn't have most of the above factors is not really a danger to anyone. There are lots of other countries where it is even easier to get guns and they don't have these sorts of incidents taking place on almost a daily basis. The extreme arrogance and narcisism and also lack of concern for family and community is a side effect of having no religion or a very weak faith in God(s.w.a). If you have no or very weak faith, your ego becomes out of control and you think of yourself as god. 
     I feel sorry for her family, because they will now be branded for a long time. I don't think they should have released her last name. 
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    David66 got a reaction from Heavenly_Silk in Be Prepared   
    Hello,
    A member of Shia Chat recently insinuated it was too costly for most people to maintain survival supplies.  I think this is a dangerous opinion.  So, I wanted to provide some information on the subject and start a discussion. 
    https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1390846764394-dc08e309debe561d866b05ac84daf1ee/checklist_2014.pdf
    You can put kits together for less than one month's cable bill.  And, most of the items have a long shelf life.  Of course this does not guarantee you our your families survival but it give you a fighting chance.
    Be prepared.  Don't expect help from your neighbors, the government, or other relief agencies.  In major catastrophes, they are overwhelmed.  But, if you can provide for yourself and family for a minimum of three days, I prefer a two week minimum, you have increased your survival rate exponentially. 
    All the Best,
    David
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    David66 got a reaction from Nataly in Future of North Korea?   
    ^ 1,000th post! 
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    David66 got a reaction from Nataly in Future of North Korea?   
    Hello,
    I am surprised Brother Jackson has not chimed in.  I think he vacations in North Korea at least once a year.
    All The Best,
    David
     
  12. Haha
    David66 got a reaction from Hasani Samnani in Iran vs KSA ?   
    Hello,
    Not a single rebuke from fellow Shia Chat members or Edits from Shia Chat Moderators?  But, to date, there are two likes?
    This post clearly violates Shia Chat rule number 4,
    No swear words, unmannered replies or racist comments, especially when directed at other members. A warning followed by a temporary ban shall be met. If a member repeats their offensive or racist language, a permanent ban will take place. No excuses. Overt slogans of "death" or "destruction" (or similar wording) of any specific government, nation, people, group, or religion is not permitted. However, constructive criticisms of the above are welcomed and encouraged.
    And, I question the morals of those that would allow a post such as Darth Vader's to go unanswered.  Many of you like to lament about the irrationality of "Islamaphobia."  Yet, you only clap and praise such racist and divisive post.
    It has been nice chatting with you all.  I have learned what I came here to learn.
    All the Best,
    David
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    David66 got a reaction from hasanhh in [Closed/Review]Hugh Hefner (pornographer) has died   
    Hello,
    lol, that is the definition of edit.  When editing, it is common etiquette to note what is edited, who did the editing and why.  
    Oh?  While I am not comparing the two, we can have multiple mutah post each week but the mention of Hugh Hefner passing is too "adult" in nature? 
    All the Best,
    David
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    David66 reacted to Mohamed1993 in Russia bombed SDF   
    Eventually. The alternative would be to split things up but then have disputes about territory, oil, resources, and be in perpetual conflict forever. With the right leadership and the right education systems implemented, its possible. These nations haven't been independent for very long, and they've constantly had foreign interference from different parties, if left alone and given time, I think it will happen eventually. Let's not forget that the European nations for a long time were not peaceful countries, they had brutal wars with one another, as did the US with its civil rights movement. People evolve, cultures evolve. The crazy Wahhabi interpretations though need to be done away with. 
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    David66 reacted to hasanhh in Hillary Clinton 2020   
    @Mohamed1993  You are correct. She is "finished". [Mod Note: The post above by Mohamed1993 (with a video and no other words in the reply) was removed. Youtube notice: This video is unavailable.]
    @David66  flagged for our comment as l'd like to read it.
    Here is a body-slam of A-dorable Hillar by the pinko-progressive Huffington Post :
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-what-happened-review_us_59c16721e4b0186c22066d72 
    Some helpful lexicography:
    paragraph 9  "kerfuffle" --a fuss from conflicting views
    paragraph 7 - "fantic" --defined with an OPINE:  an ltaIian company that makes - motorcycles (see OP about A-dorable's leather jacket    ); mini-bikes [   ]; and go-karts  [ ]
     Time to celebrate. Let us sing the Munchkin Song (fr: Wizard of Oz )
    "Ding Dong the witch is dead, the witch is dead,
    Ding dong the witch is politically dead.
    Hi, Ho the Merry Oh ... "
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    David66 reacted to SunniBrother in Forbidden ring fingers   
    "The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) wore his ring on his right hand" [Shamail e Muhammadiya].
    "The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) wore a silver ring in his right hand, it had an African stone and he (peace and blessings be upon him) kept the stone towards his palm." [Mishkaat Al-Masaabeeh]

    "Anas (Allah is pleased with him) said the Prophet's ring was in this and he gestured towards his small finger on his left hand." [Saheeh Muslim]
    "Ibn Umar (Allah is pleased with him) said the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) wore his ring in his left hand." [Sunan Abi Dawood]
    There is also a narration from Sayyiduna Ali (Allah is pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) advised him to wear the ring on his left hand because he writes with his right hand.
    This is why it says in Bahar e Shariat,
    "A male is permitted to wear his ring on any hand." [Bahar e Shariat]
    Also as it has been mentioned above from the Sunnah,
    "A man should keep the stone inwards facing towards his palm rather than outwards." [Bahar e Shariat]
    One must not wear the ring on the middle finger or the index finger as it is narrated from Sayyiduna Ali (Allah is pleased with him),
    "The Messenger of Allah prohibited me to wear the ring in this finger of mine or this and he gestured towards the middle finger and the index finger." [Saheeh Muslim]
    One may wear the ring on his small finger as is mentioned above in a narration or the finger next to it.
    A male must only wear one ring made of silver with only one stone of any type. The weight should be less than one "Mithqaal" - as mentioned in the narration of Sunan Abi Dawood after forbidding a ring made of brass and another made of iron, he (peace and blessings be upon him) said,
    "Have it made from silver and ensure the weight does not complete a Mithqaal." [Sunan Abi Dawood]
    One Mithqaal is four and a half Maasha which has been calculated by some as approximately 4.365 grams and approximately 4.7 grams by others.
    It is impermissible for a man to wear more than one ring or a ring made of gold, [Bahar e Shariat]
    It is also impermissible for a man to wear a ring with more than one stone and also to wear a "challah" which is a simple round ring all the way through without a stone or any carving on the surface that resembles the surface of where the stone is generally placed.
    ____
    This is Sunni view. But it varies, most people say you can't use on the left because you use the left to do dirty things, of course if you use the left hand to do things then you use the right to do dirty things and use the ring in the left for hygienic reasons. I can span a whole article talking about all the ways to use the ring is just that the ruling that the Twelver brother said up there is the most widespread, is just fiqh issues. Men cannot use gold because it was used by pagans.
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    David66 reacted to hasanhh in Forbidden ring fingers   
    ^^^^^ @David66  Salam Bro,
    The references: goto searchtruth.com  drop down to hadith. l only searched "ring" + ""exact word" and you get 4 pages. The first Sahih Hadith the comes up says gold rings "are prohibited". The Prophet-s.a.w.s. had a silver ring. There are several "iron ring" so skip these.
     
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    David66 got a reaction from Mansur Bakhtiari in Why not Ziyarah to Masjid al Aqsa?   
    Hello,
    Israel does not stamp passports.  You receive a little piece of paper showing you have passed through customs.
    It is not hard for Muslims to go to Israel.  But, it depends on what passport you hold.  A Muslim with an American passport does not need a visa.  They can go whenever they want.  A Christian from Iran would need a visa and might not receive one.
    As mentioned, the area is historical to all three Abrahamic religions.  But, at the moment, only Muslims have free access.  I was somewhat lost in the Old City and was approaching a "Muslim Only" gate.  I was stopped by a Jordanian policeman, Waqf, and asked if I was Muslim.  I said no so he told me to turn around.  Non-Muslims must use the Bab al-Magharibeh Gate by the Western Wall after passing through metal detectors and security checkpoints.  And, this gate is often closed and always closed on Fridays.  Also, non-Muslims are not allowed to show outward signs of prayer while on the site.  And, they can not enter the Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.
    It is a beautiful place.  And, while you are there, you can almost feel the historical and religious history.  I would definitely recommend a visit.  I am taking my parents in 2019.
    All the Best,
    David
     
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    David66 got a reaction from hasanhh in Hurricanes 2017   
    Hello,
    Yes, Bernie is such a good guy,
    "Bernie Sanders slams billionaires, gets reminded he owns 3 houses"  (Washington Examiner, 20 April 2017)
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/bernie-sanders-slams-billionaires-gets-reminded-he-owns-3-houses/article/2620865

    All the Best,
    David
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    David66 got a reaction from hasanhh in Hurricanes 2017   
    ^ Hello,
    Too far fetched to blame it on President Trump.
    All the Best,
    David
  21. Haha
    David66 reacted to hasanhh in Apple ?   
    l create my own.
    Or the gov't does it for me.
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    David66 got a reaction from hasanhh in Apple ?   
    ^ Hello,
    You do not have a smart phone?  How do you keep up with the latest conspiracy theories? 
    All the Best,
    David
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    David66 got a reaction from ShiaMan14 in Why not Ziyarah to Masjid al Aqsa?   
    Hello,
    Israel does not stamp passports.  You receive a little piece of paper showing you have passed through customs.
    It is not hard for Muslims to go to Israel.  But, it depends on what passport you hold.  A Muslim with an American passport does not need a visa.  They can go whenever they want.  A Christian from Iran would need a visa and might not receive one.
    As mentioned, the area is historical to all three Abrahamic religions.  But, at the moment, only Muslims have free access.  I was somewhat lost in the Old City and was approaching a "Muslim Only" gate.  I was stopped by a Jordanian policeman, Waqf, and asked if I was Muslim.  I said no so he told me to turn around.  Non-Muslims must use the Bab al-Magharibeh Gate by the Western Wall after passing through metal detectors and security checkpoints.  And, this gate is often closed and always closed on Fridays.  Also, non-Muslims are not allowed to show outward signs of prayer while on the site.  And, they can not enter the Mosque or the Dome of the Rock.
    It is a beautiful place.  And, while you are there, you can almost feel the historical and religious history.  I would definitely recommend a visit.  I am taking my parents in 2019.
    All the Best,
    David
     
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    David66 got a reaction from PureExistence1 in Hurricanes 2017   
    Hello,
    Yes. Hurricane Irma has bad written all over it.  If it does not veer sharply to the northwest it will be a major catastrophic for the United States.  Islands in the Caribbean are already sustaining damage.  Antigua's airport closed today, there final words on their website, "May God protect us all."
    All the Best,
    David
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    David66 got a reaction from Muslim96 in Refuting Israel.   
    Hello,
    "After the defeat of Bar Kokhba (132-135 CE) the Roman Emperour Hadrian was determined to wipe out the identity of Israel-Judah-Judea and renamed it Syria Palaestina.  Until that time the area had been called "province of Judea" (Roman Judea) by the Romans."
    "The name Judea is a Greek and Roman adaption of the name "Judah" which originally encompassed the territory of the Israelite tribe of that name and of the ancient Kingdom of Judah."(Wikipedia / Judea)
     
    Then where is this hatred for Russia?  Muslim Tatars have been persecuted by Russia since the 1500's.  And, two years ago Russia "annexed" Crimea and are subjugating the Muslims living their.
    Russia continues to oppress Crimea's Tatars (AlJazeera, 19 March 2016)
    "With the exception of Turkey, the Muslim world has been virtually silent on the Tatar's situation"
    http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/03/russia-continues-oppress-crimea-tatars-160308054208716.html
    Where is your hatred for China?  China has flooded East Turkestan with ethnic Han Chinese and "annexed" this once independent and then autonomous Muslim region.
    China's Uyghurs--A Minority In Their Own Land?  (Radio Free Europe, 8 July 2009)
    https://www.rferl.org/a/Chinas_Uyghurs__A_Minority_In_Their_Own_Land/1772366.html
    Nearly silent on the above yet you scream "I love to hate Israel."  And this is my point.  You are not this noble person speaking out against all "tyrants."  Someone is telling you who to hate and who not to hate.  And, in my opinion this irrationality is harmful to Islam.
    All the Best,
    David
     
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