“When you're left wounded on Afganistan's plains and
the women come out to cut up what remains, Just roll to your rifle
and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier”
General Douglas MacArthur"
“We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”
“It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.” “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
“The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and be the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't .” “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
“Nobody ever defended, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
The Soldier stood and faced God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as bright as his brass
"Step forward you Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't
Because those of us who carry guns
Can't always be a saint."
I've had to work on Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,
The Soldier squared his shoulders and said
And I never passed a cry for help
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, you Soldier,
You've borne your burden well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."
Malaysiakini : PAS will organise a rally in Kuala Lumpur on Friday to protest against
the provocative act of Swedish-Danish far-right politician Rasmus
Paludan in burning a copy of the holy Quran in Stockholm, Sweden.
Dummies Dhimmi : Can you guys do anything good besides cheap publicity?
Anon Two : As usual, Pas has nothing to contribute.
IndigoCamel7131 : A bunch of corrupt PAS Lebai’s should go to Sweden to learn how to live a life that is void of racism, hypocrisy and corruption. The local Lebai’s cannot even follow what is written in the Quran but their speech n lifestyle brings shame to their own faith.
Tg Rambutan Wad 13 inmate : Pocoyo : Also protest against corruption, and PAS leaders for clearly inciting hatred and racial disharmony, and using religion to gain power and votes... All these things warrant a protest
"It's a very well-known fact that if you have a Bible at customs when you enter the airport, and if they find the Bible, that the Bible is taken and put in the shredder." "If you have more than one Bible you will be taken into custody and if you have a quantity of Bibles you will be given 70 lashes for sure - you could even be executed."
Another witness, a friend of his, a fellow Christian in Saudi Arabia, reported about a Catholic nun, who was in a transit lounge at the airport in Jeddah - the gateway to Mecca, used by millions of Hajj pilgrims each year - when at a custom desk she experienced an ungracious incident.
"They opened her bag, went through her prayer book, put the prayer book through the shredder ... took the crucifix off her neck and smashed it, tormented her for many minutes."
Finally, another Muslim official protested about the behaviour of the custom officials, pointing out that she was not entering the country but only in transit and would be leaving on the next plane.
Evangelical Pastor Nalliah, whilst in Saudi Arabia, was deeply involved with the underground church and on behalf of the believers, possessed hundreds of Bibles that had been smuggled into the country.
One morning, he had a close call when armed members of the notorious Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice - the religious police, or muttawa - hammered at his front door at 1am, he reported.
Having 400 smuggled Bibles in his room, he said, "That was a crime equal to rape, murder, armed robbery, and in Saudi Arabia you get the same punishment," - the death penalty.
Nalliah said he had earnestly prayed and the men left without entering his home, and described it as a miracle.
Furthermore, Nagi Kheir, spokesman for the American Coptic Association and a veteran campaigner for religious freedom in the Middle East, wrote in an article several years ago that some Christians upon entering Saudi Arabia reported that they have had their personal Bibles taken from them and placed into a paper shredder.
The reports were backed up by International Christian Concern in a 2001 report.
In its most recent report on religious freedom around the world, the State Department said, "Customs officials routinely open mail and shipments to search for contraband, including...non-Muslim materials, such as Bibles and religious videotapes," it said. "Such materials are subject to confiscation, although rules appear to be applied arbitrarily."
In addition, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent watchdog set up under the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act, in a 2003 report on Saudi Arabia said: "Customs officials regularly confiscate Bibles and other religious material when Christian foreign workers arrive at the airport from their home countries initially or return from a vacation."
Inquiries sent to the Saudi Embassy in Washington and the Saudi Information Ministry in Riyadh, about the legality of Bibles and about the shredder claims have not been answered. Christian Today.