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Rape is a Crime…no matter who does it!!!

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Fayhan al Ghamdi pic

I, as a Muslim, as a Man, am truly disgusted when I hear about rape, especially referring to cases of children being assaulted. Things like rape in the Muslim-World cause Islamophobes to reinforce all of the classic Islamophobic rhetoric against Islam. We, as Muslims, have a horrible habit of making the Islamophobe’s jobs easier, by doing things that will definitely be used against us. Now, a young girl has been violently abused & killed…and, for what?!!! There is something clearly wrong here.

There is no reason as to why this person, Fayhan al-Ghamdi can just shell-out money, and walk away from such a heinous-crime, as this. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have truly done a disservice to this young girl, Lama al-Ghamdi, the actual victim/child of this monster. To add insult to injury, this person is a religious-celebrity in Saudi itself. Now, what type of message does this really send to people all around the world?

I’ll tell you:

1. It reinforces the legitimacy of of Islamophobes, anywhere/everywhere in the world, to attack Islam & Muslims, and accuse us of being Misogynists & followers of a “Misogynistic-Religion”. We always tend to make attacks against Islam & Muslims so easy for Islamophobes to do, by doing exactly the opposite of what Islam teaches us.

2. It tells people that as long as you’re in good with the Saudi-Kingdom, you can basically get away with whatever you want, and only have to cash-out, in order to avoid any form of true justice. It reinforces the hypocrisy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as a 1/2-ass religious-state, where in fact, it’s nothing more than an in-house, all-boys club of a country, hell-bent on religious domination within the Muslim-World, using al-Makkah, al-Madinah, Clerics, and Petroleum as their trump-cards.

3. It sends the message of as long as we do it, it’s okay; but no one else get do it, except us. If this person had not been a religious-cleric, had not been a native subject/national of Saudi Arabia, had not been an Arab, had not been a high-profile/wealthy/powerful foreigner, then this person would definitely had been executed…ASAP And, this shows you the extremities of how ethnic/family-connections, as well as race play out when it comes to administering “justice” in Saudi Arabia.

4. It sends a clear message to even the subjects/residents of the Kingdom that justice is extremely relative. And, as we all know that, as I say this quite often, “If Justice is relative, then it’s not Justice at all…it’s Hypocrisy.”.

May Allah forgive the Muslim-World, for dropping-the-ball, in regards to allowing Rape & any/all other atrocities to occur, unchecked, in this Mundane, around the world…May Allah give Muslims/Men the integrity & strength to thwart Rape & any/all other Sexual-Offenses that exist in our world…May Allah make us of those whom stand-up for those too weak & helpless to stand-up for themselves…May Allah make us of those whom truly live by what He has sent down via revelation (the Qur’an & Prophetic-Wisdom), to be firm upon that & let it guide our lives, so that we can improve both our lives & the lives of others…May Allah make us of those whom are gentle with the innocent & harsh with the guilty…May Allah make us of those whom are treat others justly & seek-out justice for all…AMEN

#IamLama…#MuslimsStandUp…#RealMenStandUp

Gareth Bryant/2013

Penn State has officially become the Catholic Church of College Sports:

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As far back as 1994, according to a Grand Jury report, released by CNN, Jerry Sandusky, who had worked for Penn State University officially for 32 years prior to 1999, and was then allowed to stay on for another 12 years in a volunteer capacity at Penn State until this year, had been reported, probed and investigated, throughout his tenure as an employee at Penn State, for having the ugly history of touching & loving young men, in all of the wrong places. Yet, apparently, this was not good enough to compel the Penn State administration to go forth and press charges upon this man, or at the very least fire him, before this sex scandal became what it was: the single most disturbing & shocking scandal in the history of College Sports.

This monumental level of irresponsibility, carelessness and mismanagement of campus affairs has shaken the College Sports world to its very core, with the presumed “King of College Football”, Joe Paterno, at the center of such sexual perversion & misconduct within his own ranks. In spite of Paterno being recently dethroned by the “Nobles of Penn State”, the Penn State University Board of Trustees, evidently, the King is still wears his Collegiate crown & still commands his King Author-like authority, in the minds & hearts of  his loyal subjects, which consists of thousands of Penn State students, as well as millions of College Football fans around the world.

Unfortunately, it’s very obvious that the standard policy of Penn State has been a third-eye blind position. There were several eye-witness reports, from at least two fellow Penn State employees: Tim Calhoun, a campus janitor, and Mike McQuery a Wide-Receiver Football Coach, whom both had witnessed two separate accounts of sexual-misconduct committed by Sandusky, yet nothing substantial was done to bring Sandusky to account for even being accused of these allegations, it was just swept under the rug.

To add insult to injury,  the terrible irony is that those whom he was abusing were participants of a youth organization that he had founded, called the Second Mile Program, a Pennsylvaina non-for profit state-wide program for wayward youth. In my opinion, since Sandusky had done what he’s done, those youth who were in the circumference of Sandusky were much better off being as wayward youth-He basically used his position in this organization to get his demented rocks off, and maintain access to as many children as he could’ve gotten his sick hands on, subsequently scaring them for life.

But, that’s not all, the reports from both Penn State staff, as well as several victims themselves confirm that this twenty-year long string of abusive actions of Sandusky were done directly within the confines of Penn State campus grounds, like in the sports locker rooms, for example, where McQuery said that he witnessed Sandusky performing oral-sex upon a young man, and Calhoun said that he witnessed Sandusky leaving a locker room with a young man, as well as direct reports from the victims of Sandusky themselves. Even if all of these allegations were in fact false, there is absolutely no excuse on part of the Penn State authorities to not at least report these allegations to proper law-enforcement and/or childcare agencies-This is absolutely outrageous!!!

It just goes to show you how corruption and lack of concern for one’s fellow man can bring forth. With all of the rallies by the student body of Penn State in support of Paterno, along with threats targeted towards McQuery, for having a ounce of courage to step up & admit that much wrong was committed without proper investigation, where’s the support for the victims & their families, who trusted people like Sandusky with their children, who let them down in one of the most heinous ways possible. When the Penn State Board of Trustees finally decided to terminate Paterno, people actually went up in arms, in the streets, not caring that the innocence of several persons had been violated indiscriminately, by a monster, whom should be executed for his crimes against children, and the fact that this occurred for the most part uninterrupted, unchecked and not taken seriously at all by the members of the Penn State Papacy at the highest levels, is oh so similar to so many of these notoriously infamous Catholic Church sex-scandals, that for years were left unchallenged.

My question is really this: How & why does a University employee accumulate that much power & influence at the highest levels of Campus administration, to be given innumerable amounts of passes, to continue working and volunteering at a place where he’s been sited for repeated sexual-offences for nearly twenty years?!!!

The answer: Well, there is no reasonable answer for this amount of lackadaisical immorality on the part of Sandusky, nor the incredible irresponsibility & stupidity on the part of Penn State authorities, for failing to notify proper law-enforcement to deal with this ever-important issue.

Gareth Bryant/2012

My thoughts on U.S. political sex-scandals:

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Very recently, there’s been a whole lot of hoopla about Herman Cain’s alleged sexual-inappropriateness, which he now has to answer for. However, he’s thus denied any & all accounts of sexual-misconduct. But, enough about that, let’s get to the nitty-gritty of this issue & and that is this:

People are becoming less concerned with a person’s moral-character, and more concerned with how a politician functions in office. Well, having considerable moral-character should/would in fact reflect in the policies that a person in the highest political office in the U.S. supports & executes, I would assume naturally.

Yet, morality is something that the U.S., along with our general global society is losing more & more by the day. You can go back as far as Thomas Jefferson, whom authored the Declaration of Independence, who was a known womanizer, and fathered several children out of wedlock with his slave, Sally Hemings. This was in fact acceptable, because at this time in American history, African slaves weren’t even regarded as complete Human beings. We can also look into the 1960’s, where President John F. Kennedy outlandishly cheated on his wife, in public at that, with no discretion what so ever on his part.

We can also reflect upon even the life of the Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, whose sexscapades have become a legendary testament of how sexual-corruption has left a permanent stain on all levels of the U.S. Federal government. Then, possibly the most famous of them all is Bill Clinton, who initially denied any & all allegations that he had any sexual-contact with Monica Lewinski. But, as a result of being placed under the threat being prosecuted for purgery, as well as Presidential-Impeachment, finally fessed up to not only having an official relationship with her, about also to receiving the most famous blowjob in the U.S. of U.S. politics. And, then, we all remember the recent revelations of former U.S. Senator John Edwards, who ran for President in 2004 & ended up being John Kerry’s running mate against George W. Bush, then again in 2008, which he ended up having to bow-out of the Presidential race, cheated on his cancer-stricken wife, while actually running for President.

Next, even more recent, we have the infidelity fiascoes that have brought down former Governors James McGreevey of New Jersey & Elliot Spitzer of New York. And, then, not too long ago, there was Anthony Weiner, who just couldn’t keep his wiener off of the internet, who completely embarrassed himself, and his family, and for what?!!! Now, as recent as this year, we have an aspiring contender for the seat in the Oval Office, caught up in a sex-scandal. Herman Cain, presumably, the Barack Obama of the Republican Party, has just been red-flagged amid recent allegations of sexual-misconduct. I don’t know whether something like this will ruin his chance of going toe-to-toe with Obama, for the 2012 election, but it still looks really bad-Please, keep in mind that these guys who’ve been caught up in these scandals are not just some run of the mill politicians here, these are big-leaguers, whom have enacted & supported relevant governmental policies in their respective realms of public service, which have affected & still affects our lives as U.S. citizens.

I have the following to ask all of you: If you have individuals, like these politicians, who have been implicated/involved in various sex-scandals and/or confirmed to play significant parts in these scandals, willingly betraying their respective spouses & then lying about their wrongs when called to task for honesty, then what should make us, as U.S. citizens, think that that these same politicians would be loyal to us, as their political constituents, as we place our general trust in them to conduct honest affairs of state-How can these people be trusted with the general welfare of this nation, when they can’t even keep their penises in their pants?!!!

Think about this, people!!!

#I’m just sayin”!!!