Thursday, January 13, 2011

Five Myths About Pit Bulls Busted!

Five Myths About Pit Bulls Busted!

Five Myths About Pit Bulls Busted!

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 11:26 AM PST

WHAT A LOAD of hogwash for anyone to say that pit bulls are killers! 

Here's a delightful blog that we came across busts the five common myths about the breed and its so-called "ferocity." 

Pit bulls are no killers by nature. They only become one when an even more dangerous animal called "man" rears and trains them to become one.

And the worst that any one can do now is to play a quack expert

God is good to me Oh what love I see Jesus as a Lamb was slain

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 10:15 AM PST

God is good to me
Oh what love I see
Jesus as a Lamb was slain
He delivered me
Cleansed and set me free

Lord of life
He rose again!

Now I live yet not I
Jesus is alive in me
Sending the Spirit's flame
Showers of Latter Rain
God has poured His life on me!

The above lyric is a song that God put in my heart yesterday.

I believe He has given me this song as a birthday song to me.

Interlok: Bimbang ada perangkap politik

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 07:29 AM PST

Force's colour-coded job cut letters

Posted: 11 Jan 2011 04:01 PM PST

MRSM schools obstacle to national unity?

Posted: 12 Jan 2011 12:42 PM PST

Thanks National Geographic, Palestine needs to be travelled to

Posted: 12 Jan 2011 10:33 AM PST

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I recently ran across an article on that inspired me to action. According to this article, he latest edition of the National Geographic's Traveller Magazine has published a "Travel Palestine" advertisement and the Advertising Standards Authority has been inundated with complaints that the advertisement attempts to "blot out" the existence of Israel. These complaints take issue with the fact that the advertisement locates Palestine between the Mediterranean coast and the Jordan river without mentioning Israel, and that it claims that areas under Israeli control, like parts of Hebron and East Jerusalem, are Palestinian destinations.
The article reads:
The Zionist Federation of the UK said the advert was misleading as it gives the "false impression" that Palestine is a country; that Jerusalem is part of Palestine, and that Palestine extends from the Mediterranean to the Jordan.

"The ad would mislead tourists, since on traveling to territory controlled by the Palestinian Authority, they would not find the sites and facilities which the advertisement promotes," the ZF said.
 I decided to send the following e-mail to the ASA in defense of the Travel Palestine advertisement:
I'm sending this message in defense of an advertisement that has recently received several complaints. I'm very grateful that the National Geographic posted its Travel Palestine advertisement in this month's magazine because quite simply, Palestine needs to be traveled to. I just visited the West Bank and witnessed the Israeli government's attempt to erase Palestinian claims to the land with concrete walls, Hebrew highway signs, and Jewish-only settlements. The complaints say that Hebron isn't in Palestine because it's in Area C, under Israeli military control. Area C covers 60% of the West Bank. And Arab East Jerusalem is still "in dispute" because Arab residents are in the process of being evicted and surrounded by Israeli settlements. I commend National Geographic for inviting travelers to witness Palestinian culture for themselves, and telling the world that Palestine exists, in spite of Israeli efforts to make it disappear. I ask that you consider the implications of silencing this message in your investigation of this advertisement.
Thank you.
For anyone who wants to counter the complaints to the ASA and defend the Travel Palestine advertisement, I've included the following addresses:
The Advertising Standards Authority of Britain
National Geographic:

No key to boat and greeted by a snake: What an omen for Koh Tsu Koon! ;)

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 09:52 AM PST

By Debra Chong
January 12, 2011

Koh has blamed the PR state administration for the problems faced by BN during their recent camp on Pulau Jerejak.

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 12 – In Penang, the spats between the ruling Pakatan Rakyat (PR) state government and its rival Barisan Nasional (BN) faction have grown more strident and public as Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak mulls calling for the 13th general elections this year.

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today called his predecessor, Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon, irresponsible for blaming problems faced during the state BN's recent camp at the Tropical Island Resort (TIR) at Pulau Jerejak on the new administration.
Pulau Jerejak is a 362-hectare island off the eastern coast of Penang, which once served as a penal and leper colony.
"He is not satisfied because there was no key to the boat and there was a snake in the storeroom," Lim said in a media statement today, referring to the Gerakan president and state BN chief.

The DAP secretary-general said Koh should not blame PR because the jetty at Bayan Bay and Pulau Jerejak was managed by the resort company, which was granted the project by the previous BN administration.
TIR is a joint-venture partnership between Putrajaya-linked UDA Holdings and state-owned Penang Development Corporation (PDC) with shares split 51 per cent and 49 per cent respectively
Lim, who is also PDC chairman, said the project had caused the state agency to suffer a RM19 million loss which it cannot recoup.
He said almost all usable land on the former leper colony had been handed over to UDA during Koh's 15-year tenure as chief minister.
Lim dared Koh to explain for the loss.
"Is Koh brave enough to explain the new RM19 million scandal in Pulau Jerejak?" the first-term CM challenged.
"Or is he going to wait until March?" he added, mocking Koh's promise that there are surprises in store for the PR state government.
Lim had earlier this week dared Koh to disclose why the state government had to pay RM40 million over the Tang Hak Ju land scam and why the Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) suffered a RM230 million deficit for seven years.

Kemasukan Ezam kedalam UMNO Vs Fasal 20

Posted: 07 Jun 2008 01:16 AM PDT

Oleh rmf

Setelah saya meneliti perlembagaan UMNO pasal 20 ( Disiplin ) satu persatu ternyata  hasrat Ezam untuk  memasuki UMNO akan berkubur  untuk selamanya. Jika keputusan mesyuarat Majlis tertinggi mengikuti proses perlembagaan yang telah termaktub didalam UMNO walaupun campur tangan Perdana Menteri sekali pun....persoalannya Adakah MT berani???

Ini adalah kerana didalam pasal 20:10  ada menyatakan bahawa:-

Fasal 20.10 Seseorang ahli yang bertanding sebagai calon Bebas atau parti lawan dalam pilihan raya akan dipecat daripada parti dan tidak boleh diterima balik sebagai ahli selama-lamanya.

Adalah menjadi tanggungjawab Majlis Tertinggi meneliti perlembagaan ini dan mengambil satu keputusan yang bijaksana kemasukkan Ezam kedalam UMNO. Keputusan ini mesti diterima oleh semua Ahli UMNO termasuk  Pak Lah sendiri jika UMNO sendiri  menerima kemasukan Ezam ini bermakna telah melanggar perlembagaan UMNO yang tertakluk  dibawah fasal 20.

Persoalan akan timbul disini, apakah perlembagaan boleh dicabul dengan sewenangnya oleh Perdana Menteri dan timbalannya serta Majlis tertinggi untuk menyelamatkan kedudukkan serta maruah ketika ini dimana UMNO sedang menghadapi krisis terbesar  iaitu krisis kepimpinan yang paling teruk didalam sejarah Malaysia.

 Pada tahun  1999 beliau telah bertanding pada pilihan raya umum dan sekaligus membuktikan beliau tidak layak untuk menyertai UMNO kerana ianya telah melanggar perlembagaan UMNO yang dibuat pada tahun 2002 itu.

Bagaimana pula status Mantan Perdana Menteri Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad  jika beliau sekarang telah keluar daripada Parti dan memohon kemasukan semula tanpa menyertai mana-mana parti politik dan tidak bertanding di mana-mana parti bebas.  Pada hal beliau telah dinyatakan oleh Tun Musa Hitam bahawa  Tun Dr. Mahathir tidak akan dapat menyertai UMNO semula kerana telah keluar daripada parti tersebut. Didalam Fasal manakah  yang menyatakan kedudukan Tun Dr. Mahathir ini?

Berbeza dengan Ezam yang merupakan bekas ahli UMNO baru jadi mengikut perlembagaan UMNO Fasal 20.10 kemasukkan Ezam Mohd Noor ke dalam UMNO adalah wajar ditolak oleh MT UMNO.

Dan adalah menjadi tanggungjawab kepada kita mendedahkan perkara ini supaya ahli-ahli UMNO sendiri yang lain bertindak mempertahankan Perlembagaan UMNO ini kerana sekiranya Perlembagaan UMNO sendiri kita tidak hormat apatah lagi Perlembagaan Malaysia jadi fikir-fikirkanlah.

Jika Perlembagaan UMNO boleh dicabuli oleh Presiden UMNO sendiri, apalah agaknya nasib Perlembagaan Malaysia nanti?


Kemasukan Ezam = Trojan Horse War

Posted: 03 Jun 2008 11:28 PM PDT

Oleh rmf

After the events of the Iliad and the death of Hector, the Trojan War still wasn't over. Neither the Greeks nor the Trojans seemed to be able to win, until one of the Greek kings, Odysseus of Ithaca, had an idea.
"Build a big wooden horse on wheels," he said, "big enough for a bunch of Greek soldiers to hide inside it." So the Greeks did. Then the Greeks all pretended to sail home (except the ones hiding inside the horse!). They acted like they had given up and left. But really they hid just around the corner.

Soon the Trojans found the horse. "What is it?" they asked each other. Nobody knew. (The Greek soldiers hiding inside kept very quiet). Then they found a Greek soldier hiding nearby. He said (though this was part of the trick) that the other Greeks hated him and they had left him behind. So the Trojans asked him what the horse was for. He said it was an offering to Athena.

Well, the Trojans didn't want to upset Athena either, so they rolled the big horse into the city of Troy. It was so big it wouldn't go through the gate, and they had to tear down a piece of the city wall to get it in. They left it at the temple of Athena, and then the Trojans had a big party to celebrate the end of the war. (Still the Greek soldiers inside the horse kept very quiet).

Finally everyone fell asleep, and NOW the Greek soldiers came out of the Trojan Horse and killed the guards on the walls. They signalled to the other Greeks to come attack Troy. They could get in now because the walls were torn down. There was a big battle and the Greeks won. All the Trojan men were killed, and all the women and children were taken back to Greece as slaves

Disebalik kemasukan Ezam Ke dalam UMNO

PENCETUS 'rusuhan reformasi' yang terkenal di era kebangkitan Parti Keadilan Rakyat, Ezam Mohd. Noor telah memohon menyertai semula UMNO pada 28 Mei 2008, setelah sepuluh tahun meninggalkan parti itu. Hasrat menyertai semula UMNO disambut riang oleh Presiden UMNO, Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Kepada Pak Lah kemasukannya disambut gembira bagaikan kembalinya seorang 'super hero'. ( Tun pula dianggap sebagai petualang )

Rakyat, khasnya ahli UMNO berbelah-bagi menerima berita itu. Ramai yang tertanya-tanya apakah sumbangan atau jasa besar hamba Allah bernama Mohamad Ezam itu kepada UMNO sebelum ini. Setahu umum beliau hanyalah bekas Setiausaha Sulit, Anwar Ibrahim, mantan Timbalan Perdana Menteri dan Setiausaha Politik, Menteri Kewangan yang dipecat. Selain itu beliau juga adalah bekas Ketua Angkatan Muda, Parti Keadilan Rakyat dan pernah bertanding dalam pilihan raya umum di Parlimen Shah Alam, tetapi tewas.


Memandangkan hasrat kemasukan semulanya itu memerlukan satu sidang akhbar oleh Perdana Menteri di pejabatnya di Parlimen, ternyata kemasukannya itu sesuatu yang besar kepada Pak Lah. Dan Ezam dalam penjelasannya antara lain menyebut bahawa kemasukannya bukan agenda peribadi tetapi agenda negara. Wah…hebat sungguh. Negara perlukan khidmatnya ke dalam UMNO?

Sehari selepas pengumuman memohon masuk UMNO, Ezam membuat kenyataan bahawa beliau sedia bertanding jawatan Ketua Pemuda UMNO jika ada pencalonan dan sokongan. Dalam pada tak ada agenda sebelumnya, dua puluh empat jam kemudian berhasrat pula memegang salah satu jawatan penting dalam UMNO.

Begitulah berita-berita yang dapat kita baca di akhbar dan didengar di TV. Sikap dan sifat berdolak-dalih tetap tak dapat disembunyikannya. Egonya begitu ketara dan menganggap kemasukannnya tanpa agenda adalah satu silap mata yang dipersembahkan kepada umum.

Lebih pelik lagi ialah mengenai keinginannya untuk bertanding jawatan Ketua Pemuda UMNO. Mengikut perlembagaan UMNO, mesyuarat agong cawangan, mesyuarat perwakilan bahagian dan perhimpunan agung yang akan diadakan berperingkat-peringkat mulai Julai hingga Disember ini adalah untuk ahli UMNO yang telah menjelaskan yuran selewat-lewatnya 31 Disember 2007. ( Dah tukar kot dizaman pak lah ni )

Kalau sebelum tarikh itu Ezam belum lagi jadi ahli UMNO, dari mana datang kelayakkannya untuk bertanding merebut salah satu jawatan dalam parti itu? Kenyataan itu ternyata mengelirukan dan menunjukkan mereka sendiri tak faham perlembagaaan parti, terutama Presidennya sendiri.

Apa pun, keghairahan Pak Lah dan penyokong-penyokongnya meuar-uarkan kemasukan semula Ezam ini mempunyai maksud tersirat. Pada peringkat awal apa yang dapat diramalkan ialah bekas 'juara penggerak rusuhan' itu akan jadi penglima yang melindungi Khairy dalam mencapai matlamat peribadinya.

Kalau Pak Lah sendiri ada ramai penglima seperti Muhamad Taib, Nazri Aziz, Zaid Ibrahim, Zahid Hamidi dan lain-lain, kini Khairy tidak lagi keseorangan. Dia ada Ezam Mohd Noor, selaku 'super hero' dengan dibantu enam orang lagi pengikutnya bekas anggota PKR.

Nampaknya, Khairy dan Pak Lah sudah terhakis kepercayaannya kepada ahli-ahli UMNO yang selama ini mereka anggap sebagai penyokong kuat.

Pada pendapat umum, kemasukan semula Ezam Mohd Noor ke dalam UMNO beserta enam orang rakannya tidak membawa apa-apa kesan, kecuali kepada Pak Lah dan konco-konconya yang tercari-cari penyokong yang mereka fikir mampu dan berani menentang Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.

Kesimpulannya, kemasukan Ezam bukan untuk memantapkan UMNO sebenar, tetapi menjadi 'super hero' kepada UMNO PAKLAH atau menjadi Trojan Horse War dan memberikan kemenangan kepada Anuar Ibrahim…






Keparat sangat kah UMNO

Posted: 24 May 2008 08:07 PM PDT

oleh rmf

Mungkin agak kasar tajuk topik ini, tetapi ini lah hakikatnya  sekarang gaya pemikiran pemimpin UMNO sekarang, musuh ditatang negarawan dicela dibuang, selama 10 tahun pemimpin UMNO masih tidak mengenali siapa sebenarnya musuh musuh mereka didalam parti, Ezam mohd Nor orang kuat PKR  selama ini bertungkus lumus berusaha untuk menjatuhkan, merobek, memecahkan UMNO dengan pelbagai isu yang dibangkitkan untuk meraih penyokong beralih kepada PKR. Tetapi kini apabila beliau sudah tidak diperlukan lagi didalam PKR  sewenang-wenangnya pemimpin UMNO bersedia untuk menerima beliau sebagi ahli termasuk jawatan sanator- Besar sangatkah jasa beliau didalam memperkukuhkan UMNO.

Berlainan pula denga tindakkan Mantan Perdana Menteri Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad tidak putus putus memberikan pandangan , kritikan yang membina  menegur kesilapan para Pemimpin UMNO supaya sedar dan jangan tersasar daripada agenda  Parti, Sebaliknya  telah dicemuh kerana tindakan tersebut dikatakan memecah belahkan parti- Keparat sangat kah UMNO sehingga mengambil Ezam masuk didalam UMNO.

Siapakah Aset terbesar dan berpengalaman diantara mereka – Untuk Adnan Yaakob

tun ezam

Pengerusi Perhubungan UMNO Negeri Pahang, Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob berkata, berdasarkan pengalaman yang dimiliki, Ezam mampu menjadi aset kepada UMNO untuk berhadapan dengan pembangkang- Kalu dibandingkan Aset, aApakah aset yang dimiliki oleh Tun Dr, Mahathir masih berkurangan berbanding dengan Ezam? Ini lah pemimpin pemimpin Keparat yang  sudah tidak tahu mengenali yang mana INTAN dan Kaca -Selama ini apakah semua pihak yang membantu UMNO menentang orang seperti Ezam, azmin dan Anwar Ibrahim sudah tiada jasa? Jika Ezam ditawarkan senator apa balasan pemimpin UMNO kepada ahli akar umbi yang bergelut membantu UMNO pada 1999 dan 2004? Kalau Ezam mahu masuk UMNO masuk sahajalah. apa berita besarnya? Jangan sampai lagi ramai mensialkan UMNO!! -sumber

Jasa yang sebagaimanakah yang seharusnya dilihat diberikan perghormatan oleh kepimpinan tertinggi untuk akar umbi lakukan agar mendapat perhatian, pemimpin UMNO lain terutama di peringkat cawangan dan bahagian sehingga jasa mereka selama 10 tahun menentang usaha Ezam menjatuhkan UMNO dilupakan? Malah diberikan penghormatan yang tidak sewajarnya.

Pada hemat saya, semua ini telah menjadi satu konspirasi diantara Pak Lah , Khairy  dan Anuar Ibrahim, cuba kita fikirkan sejenak, untuk apa kah  Ezam ditatang sedemikian rupa sedangkan  banyak lagi pemimpin UMNO yang lebih berjasa dan mempunyai pengalaman  daripadanya? Untuk apakah Khairy Jamaluddin menhantar pasport kepada Anuar Ibrahim ke Australia? untuk apakah Pak Lah membebeaskan Anuar Ibrahim?

ezam khairykhairy pak lah naur

Apakah kaitan diantara mereka-mereka ini? Apakah agenda yang bakal dilakukan oleh mereka ini ? Adakah semua ini demi Agama, Bangsa dan Tanah Air?

Semua itu seharusnya difikirkan oleh MT dan semua akar umbi- bukan sekadar mengikuti apa  sahaja yang diputuskan oleh MT atau kepimpinan tertinggi. Kemasukan Ezam pada hemat saya adalah tidak lain  untuk memberikan kekuatan kepada Khairy jamaluddin melalui Norza  Zakaria didalam parti selain daripada itu untuk memastikan agenda yang dibawa  oleh Ezam akan berjalan  melalui dalam parti iaitu memusnahkan  UMNO dari dalam. Saya pernah  dengar orang berpengalama berkata"Jika kita tidak mampu memusnahkan musuh dari luar. sertailah mereka dan musnahkan dari dalaman"

Mungkin ini akan berlaku didalam UMNO, oleh kerana pemimpin UMNO masakini bersetia kepada pemimpin, maka mereka tidak mengambil kira soal Parti lagi hanya laungan sahaja yang mereka buat, tetapi didalam agenda  untuk parti hanya dimulut sahaja. kesetiaan di pacarkan hanya untuk pemimpin.

Dan ingatlah, jangan sampai pada satu ketika nanti diatas kesilapan yang sebegini UMNO hanya tinggal nama, dan MT yang ada dimasa kini akan di panggil PENGKIANAT NEGARA, Kamu semua tidak akan dimaafkan,

Ingatlah kata kata Tun Dr. Mahathir " Siapakah yang sebenarnya DURI DLAM DAGING UMNO SEKARANG".

Apakah benar tindakan Khairy Jamaluddin? Atau tindakan beliau untuk Anuar Ibrahim ? atau tindakan beliau untuk menjadikan Malaysia ini lebih Liberal atau mengukuhkan  kedudukan beliau  dalam parti untuk mencapai agenda  atau cita-cita yang diidamkan tanpa memperdulikan kepentingan dan sensitiviti ahli akaar Umbi-

Jangan jadi Pak Turut demi kepentingan diri,

Biar tumbang seorang Perdana Menteri daripada hancurnya UMNO yang berdaulat!!!!!!!!!!!! Lafazkan setia kepada Parti UMNO bukan setia kepada pemimpin yang lemah. Kita lihat nanti adakah kemasukan Ezam akan mengukuhkan parti atau  parti akan berubah dari dalaman dan seterusnya Ahli Akar Umbi kan terus keluar daripada parti.

30 MT yang menyatakan sokongan bukan bererti akar umbi menyokong. Kita lihat PRU 13 nanti. Demi Aliff, Ba dan Ta .. Agama Bangsa dan Tanah Air.

Burung - Haiwan Istimewa Yang Sering Disebut Dalam Al-Quran

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 09:17 AM PST

Diantara haiwan yang banyak disebut di dalam al-Qur'an ialah burung. Kisah mengenainya dimulakan dengan menurunkan dua ayat berbunyi,

"Tiada makhluk yang merayap di bumi, tiada burung yang terbang dengan sayap-sayapnya, melainkan mereka adalah umat-umat yang serupa dengan kamu." (6:38)

"Tidakkah mereka merenungkan burung-burung yang di atas mereka mengembangkan sayap-sayap mereka, dan mengatupkannya? Tiada yang menahan mereka kecuali Yang Pemurah." (67:19)

Burung-burung didapati bersolat dan menyanjung Allah. Dia menjelaskan,

"Tidakkah kamu melihat bagaimana segala yang di langit dan di bumi menyanjung Allah, dan burung-burung mengembangkan sayap-sayap mereka? Masing-masing - Dia mengetahui solatnya, dan sanjungannya; dan Allah mengetahui apa yang mereka buat." (24:41)

Mereka boleh dijinakkan. Cerita-cerita yang berkait dengan mereka didapati di dalam lima kisah Nabi, iaitu Ibrahim, Yusuf, Daud, Sulaiman dan Isa.

Dalam kisah Nabi Ibrahim, mereka disebut apabila Nabi Ibrahim menyeru Tuhan supaya diperlihatkan kepadanya bagaimana Dia menghidupkan orang-orang yang mati. Dia menjelaskan dengan suatu suruhan supaya iktibar diambil daripadanya.

Suruhan-Nya berbunyi,

"Ambil empat ekor burung, dan jinakkanlah mereka kepada kamu, kemudian letaklah sebahagian mereka di atas tiap-tiap bukit, kemudian panggilah mereka, dan mereka akan datang kepada kamu dengan segera." (2:260)

Nabi Yusuf pula diminta interpretasi mimpi bagi seorang daripada dua banduan yang dipenjara bersamanya. Dia bermimpi membawa roti di atas kepalanya dan burung-burung memakan sebahagian daripadanya (12:36). Mimpi itu dihuraikan dengan Nabi Yusuf menyatakan bahawa,

"dia akan disalib, dan burung memakan sebahagian kepalanya." (12:41)

Kepada Nabi Daud, Tuhan telah membuatkan gunung-gunung dan burung-burung memuji-Nya bersamanya (34:10). Dan burung-burung selanjutnya ditundukkan kepadanya:

"burung-burung dalam keadaan berkumpul, masing-masing kembali kepadanya." (38:19)

Anaknya, Nabi Sulaiman, telah diajar percakapan burung (27:16), yang menjadi satu daripada barisan-barisan dalam tenteranya, selain jin dan manusia (27:17). Burung hud-hud berperanan sebagai peninjau yang membawa balik berita mengenai sebuah negeri, Sabak, yang diperintah oleh seorang perempuan (27:22). Hud-hud kemudiannya diperintah membawa sepucuk surat daripada Nabi Sulaiman kepada pemerintah tersebut.

Dan Nabi Isa, sebagai satu daripada mukjizatnya, telah membuat dengan tanah liat suatu imej berbentuk seekor burung, kemudian dia menghembus ke dalamnya lalu bentuk itu menjadi seekor burung yang hidup (3:49).

Burung-burung, bersama beberapa haiwan lain, seperti yang sedia maklum, telah sejak dari zaman dahulu lagi dilatih untuk berburu. Begitu kata Allah berbunyi "daripada binatang berburu yang kamu mengajari" (5:4).

Kecerdikan burung diriwayatkan lagi di dalam al-Qur'an. Seekor burung gagak telah dikirim oleh Allah kepada seorang anak Adam untuk mengajar cara mengebumikan mayat saudaranya yang dibunuhnya. Burung itu menunjukkan dengan mencakar-cakar tanah (5:31).

Allah juga telah mengutus burung-burung untuk menghancurkan sebuah angkatan tentera bergajah.

Dia menjelaskan,

"Dan Dia mengutus kepada mereka burung-burung berduyun-duyun, dengan membalingkan kepada mereka batu-batu daripada tanah liat yang dibakar," (105:3-4).

Sesetengah daging burung baik dimakan, seperti burung puyuh (salwa), yang diturunkan Allah kepada Nabi Musa dan pengikut-pengikutnya semasa dalam pelarian (2:57, 7:161, 20:80). Kerana keistimewaan daging burung, ia akan menjadi satu daripada hidangan yang diinginkan di syurga. Firman-Nya,

"Dan daging burung, seperti yang mereka menginginkan," (56:21).

Untuk mengakhiri perbincangan mengenai burung, diturunkan sebuah misal daripada Allah berbunyi,

"sesiapa menyekutukan Allah, ia seakan-akan dia jatuh dari langit dan burung-burung menyambarnya, atau angin menerbangkannya ke dalam sebuah tempat yang jauh." (22:31)

Kisah tentera bergajah yang diceritakan tadi dilengkapkan dengan ayat- ayat di bawah, yang mengandungi satu-satunya perkataan gajah di dalam al-Qur'an:

"Tidakkah kamu melihat bagaimana Pemelihara kamu buat terhadap Orang-Orang Gajah? ..... Dia membuatkan mereka seperti daun yang dimakan." (105:1-5)

Spesis: Burung gagak
Nama saintifik: Corvus corax (Common raven)
Era: Nabi Adam a.s.
Sinopsis: Setelah terjadinya pembunuhan pertama manusia (Habil dibunuh oleh Qabil, Allah telah mengutuskan burung gagak untuk mengajar Qabil cara untuk menanam mayat Habil).

Spesis: Hud-hud/belatuk
Nama saintifik: Upupa epops
Era: Nabi Sulaiman a.s.
Sinopsis: Hud-hud telah berhasil menemukan Kerajaan Saba' yang diperintah oleh seorang ratu bernama Balqis. Mereka menyembah matahari. Setelah menerima utusan Nabi Sulaiman a.s., rombongan ratu Balqis berangkat untuk bertemu dengan pesuruh Allah itu. Lalu Allah mengurniakan hidayahNya yang tiada ternilai kepada Balqis dan pengikutnya untuk beriman dan mentauhidkan Allah, Sang Pencipta Matahari.

Spesis: Burung pipit
Nama saintifik: Passer (true sparrow)
Era: Nabi Ibrahim a.s.
Sinopsis: Semasa Nabi Ibrahim sedang dibakar oleh Namrud yang zalim, seekor burung pipit berulang-alik daripada sebuah kolam ke lembah tempat Nabi Ibrahim sedang dibakar dengan membawa air kolam tadi dalam paruhnya yang kecil. Kejadian ini dilihat oleh malaikat Jibril a.s. dan Jibril bertanya kepada sang pipit, adakah air itu mampu untuk memadamkan api yang menggila marak dan besar itu? Lalu sang pipit menjawab, yang dia tahu bahawa air yang dibawa tidak terpadamkan api yang ganas itu. Namun, sekurang-kurangnya dia telah menjalankan tanggungjawabnya; tidak berdiam diri apabila melihat kekasih Allah dizalimi oleh orang kafir.

Spesis: Merpati
Nama saintifik:Columbia livia (Rock Pigeon)
Era: Nabi Muhammad s.a.w.
Sinopsis: Ketika Nabi Muhammad s.a.w. bersembunyi di dalam gua Thur bersama Abu Bakar, mereka nyaris dikesan oleh kaum kafir Quraisy yang ikut mengejar. Mereka diyakinkan oleh sarang labah-labah yang dianyam kemas di pintu gua dan burung merpati yang bersarang di dalam gua tetapi tidak mengeluarkan bunyi(sebagaimana lazim, burung merpati berbunyi jika ada manusia berhampiran mereka)

ADUN Merlimau Diserang Penyakit Jantung

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 07:37 AM PST

Adun Merlimau diserang sakit jantong

Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Merlimau, Datuk Mohamad Hidhir Abu Hasan dimasukkan ke Hospital Putra di sini hari ini selepas mengalami serangan jantung.

Beliau yang juga Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pembangunan Desa dan Pertanian negeri kini ditempatkan Unit Rawatan Kardiologi (CCU) bagi mendapatkan rawatan lanjut.

Pemandu peribadinya, Hassan Rahim berkata, Mohamad Hidhir mengadu sakit dada ketika berada di Japerun Merlimau kira-kira pukul 1 petang ini.

"Sebaik beliau mengadu sakit dada, saya terus membawanya ke Hospital Putra untuk membuat rawatan tetapi doktor terpaksa menahannya untuk rawatan lanjut,'' katanya ketika dihubungi di sini.

Katanya, beliau sering mengadu sakit dada sejak pulang dari Taiwan baru-baru ini.
Sementara itu menurut jurucakap Hospital Putra, keadaan Mohamad Hidhir dilaporkan stabil sejak dimasukkan ke ICU petang ini.

Ulasan GB

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Koyote – Passion music video

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 06:37 AM PST

Sharing a Korean song from year 2000, Passion, by pop group Koyote

One of the reasons I started listening to Korean music was because they offered something different, something distinctive that belongs solely to K-pop.

Unfortunately the uniqueness is fading gradually over the decade imo. In the past few years K-pop is getting rather predictable, with heavy influences from western pop music, and to a certain extent from J-pop too. Ironically this is also the period when K-pop is becoming huge globally, when it's slowly losing its identity.

Koyote – Passion music video from YeinJee's Asian Blog

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Ibu Terkejut Ada Pemuda Tidur Disebelah Anak Perempuannya

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 06:59 AM PST

Kuching - Seorang ibu terperanjat menjumpai seorang pemuda sedang tidur disebelah anak perempuannya sewaktu beliau ingin mengejutkan anaknya untuk pergi ke sekolah.

Ibu yang terperanjat itu terus menghalau pemuda berkenaan dari rumahnya di Kampung Bintawa Tengah, Petra Jaya. Anak perempuannya itu berusia 14 tahun.

Ibu berkenaan menukar haluannya daripada menghantar anaknya ke sekolah tetapi terus menuju ke hospital untuk membuat pemeriksaan lanjut ke atas anaknya dan kemudian membuat satu laporan polis.

Budak perempuan itu telah dipaksa oleh ibunya untuk memberitahu polis siapakah pemuda berkenaan dan polis telah bergegas menuju ke rumah pemuda tersebut berdasarkan maklumat yang diperolehi.

Pemuda berkenaan berusia 22 tahun telah ditahan dan akan didakwa dengan jenayah merogol gadis bawah umur.

Ulasan GB

Pengajaran untuk semua ibu-bapa yang ada anak-anak perempuan. Sentiasa ikuti perkembangan anak-anak gadis anda.

Zaman rogol-merogol kian menjadi-jadi, kita berada di dalam negara di mana menteri pun ada diantaranya merupakan perogol.

The essence of the farewell Haj sermon of our Holy Prophet (pbuh)

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 05:58 AM PST

The last sermon of our Holy Prophet (pbuh) in gist

  1. Listen, People and convey to others not present here.
  2. Regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust.
    • a. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you.
    • b. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners.
    • c. ALLAH has forbidden you to take usury (interest)
    • d. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim
    • e. and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood.
    • f. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly.
    • g. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.
  3. Beware of Satan, for the safety of your religion.
  4. You have certain rights with regard to your women,
    • a. And it is your right that they do not make friends with any one of whom you do not approve,
    • b. as well as never to be unchaste.
  5. But they also have rights over you.
    • a. the right to be fed and clothed in kindness.
    • b. Do treat your women well and be kind to them
    • c. they are your partners and committed helpers.
  6. Worship ALLAH,
    • a. say your five daily prayers (Salah),
    • b. fast during the month of Ramadan,
    • c. and give your wealth in Zakat.
    • d. Perform Hajj if you can afford to.
  7. All mankind is from Adam and Eve,
    • a. an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab 
    • b. nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab;
    • c. also a white has no superiority over black
    • d. nor a black has any superiority over white
    • e. except by piety and good action.
  8. Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord,
    • a. and that He will indeed reckon your deeds.
    • b. Remember, one day you will appear before ALLAH
    • c. and answer your deeds.
    • d. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.
  9. O People, no Prophet
    • a. or apostle will come after me
    • b. and no new faith will be born.
    • c. I leave behind me two things_
      • (i) the Quran
      • (ii) and my example,the Sunnah
      • (iii) and if you follow these you will never go astray.
  10. All those_
    • a. who listen to me
    • b. shall pass on my words to others
    • c. and those to others again;
    • d. and may the last ones understand my words better
    • e. than those who listen to me directly.
  11. Be my witness, O ALLAH, that I have conveyed your message to your people.
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Mat Rempit: Bila Akal Keldai Lebih Baik Dari Akalnya

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 06:09 AM PST

Haiya... Tinggi lagi-tinggi lagi.. Cuba la ikut makhluk kat bawah ni.. ikut peraturan jalan..












keldai ni pun lebih berakal..


dihantar oleh peminat blog GB

There is no such thing as Arab Christians- Only Don't Call Them Arabs

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 05:34 AM PST

It is happening in Malaysia too, the definition of Malay, Arabs are so late in history. Just like what has happened in Malaya. I will say Malaya, because I do not want to insult my East Malaysian brothers. This is the bane of minorities in Muslim majority nations.

If anything good has arisen from the recent New Year's Eve Church massacre in Egypt--if such can even be imagined--it must be the sudden flurry of interest in Near Eastern Christians; the indigenous pre-Arab peoples of the Middle East whose plights and epics of exile and dispossession are an integral part of Arab history and a byproduct of the seventh century Fatah Muslim conquests.

Yet this sudden relevance of the forgotten Eastern Christians has also unleashed a bevy of articles and news reports referring to them by way of the murky "Christian Arabs" label; a misleading--if fashionable--term that deprives them of their historical memories, expropriates their cultural accretions and denudes them of their distinct ethnic identities. This is all in addition to the physical assaults to which Near Eastern Christians are being subjected.

This sort of semantic perversion begs the question "what is a 'Christian Arab', and what is it that makes, say, a Copt, an Assyrian, or a Maronite an Arab?" But before trying to fit the term "Christian Arab" to a soothing and pleasing explanation, a definition of what, or who, constitutes an Arab is perhaps in order.

According to Arab nationalist ideologue and publicist Sati' al-Husri (1880--1967) "every person who speaks Arabic is an Arab . . . [and] every individual associated with an Arabic-speaker or with an Arabic-speaking people is an Arab." Under no circumstances should those "speakers of Arabic" who reject their imputed Arabness be tolerated, decreed al-Husri; indeed, they are Arabs, he affirmed, in spite of themselves and in spite of whom they think they might be. A less sinister, albeit equally ambiguous, definition is provided by the Arab League which describes an Arab to be "a person whose language is Arabic, who lives in an Arabic speaking country, and who is in sympathy with the aspirations of the Arabic speaking peoples."

Ironically, whether validating al-Hursri's coercive premise or the Arab League's more innocuous one, both definitions remain contested, and both reveal a reductionist, ideologically tainted conception of an otherwise multiform, polyglot, ethnically varied Middle East. Indeed, a good number of Middle Easterners, including the majority of the region's Christians--and Mizrachi Jews for that matter--do not identify as Arabs, despite being native users of the Arabic language. Add to that the fact that Arabic itself, the vaunted symbol and cement of Arabness, is not a single uniform language, and the plot thickens!

An often overlooked feature of Arabic is its arrogation to be a homogenous speech form, when it is in reality an archaic textual language, closer in its nature to Medieval Latin than to any of Europe's spoken languages. In fact, what is commonly termed Arabic is on the one hand a written Standard that is never natively spoken, and on the other hand is a group of some thirty distinct languages differing from each other--and from Standard Arabic itself--to the same extent that French is different from other Romance languages and from Latin. Indeed, speaking of a uniform Arabic language common to all Arabs would be tantamount to claiming Frenchmen, Italians, Spaniards and Englishmen to be speakers of a single uniform Latin language. Early twentieth-century Egyptian writer Tawfiq Awwan dismissed this ideological chimera, arguing Egypt to have a distinctly Egyptian Language, Lebanon a sui generisLebanese language, and the Hijaz a uniquely Hijazi language; all separate languages, each with their own peculiarities, none of them warranting the appellation "Arabic." In this same vein, Harvard University linguist Wheeler Thackston wrote more recently that a Moroccan and an Iraqi, each speaking their own vernacular languages, "can no more understand each other than can a Portuguese [understand] a Rumanian."

And so, if bona fide Arabs themselves are bereft of a single mutually comprehensible national speech form, how can Middle Eastern Christians--most of whom the progenies of pre-Arab linguistic and cultural traditions--be accurately subsumed into an overarching Arab ethnos? Skilled "users" of Arabic as they might be, Copts, Maronites, Assyrians and others do not view themselves as Arabs and do not take kindly to being referred to as such. This is no aberration. It is an attitude analogous to French-speaking Swiss, Luxembourgers, Senegalese or Belgians defining themselves as native Francophones but not as Frenchmen. Yet, inveterate Arabists (and their defenders in the media and the academy) somehow still deem it justifiable to lump all pre-Arab members of venerable Near Eastern "national churches" under a reductionist "Christian Arab" umbrella.

This is nothing if not a sinister revisionism, a cruel expropriation of pre-Arab cultures, and a brazen repudiation of a critical chapter in the history of the Middle East, the history of the seventh-century Muslim conquests, and the troubled existence of Middle Eastern Christians--and Jews--under an Islam not particularly concerned with pre-Islamic narratives of its conquered territories. Some sixty years ago, using Lebanon as a pulpit to address this kind of historical amnesia and cultural suppression, Lebanese thinker Michel Chiha wrote that:

Conquerors and their conquests have all come, gone, and faded away; yet we have remained. We are the meeting place into which peoples flock and assimilate regardless of their origins. We are the crossroads where varied civilizations drop in on one another, and where bevies of beliefs, languages, and cultural rituals salute each other in solemn veneration.

In the end, this is the Middle East. Not a monolithic "Arab world," but a diverse human and cultural space composed of Arabs, to be sure, but teeming with non-Arabs, non-Muslims and non-Arabophones, including tens of millions of Christians, who possess their own cultural cognomens, and who must be spared the simplistic, and misleading, "Christian Arabs" designation.

By Franck Salameh

The origins of the buzzword "Islamophobe," citing Claire Berlinski:

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 05:22 AM PST

Robert Spencer has written before on the origins of the buzzword "Islamophobe," citing Claire Berlinski:
The neologism "Islamophobia" did not simply emerge ex nihilo. It was invented, deliberately, by a Muslim Brotherhood front organization, the International Institute for Islamic Thought, which is based in Northern Virginia....Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, a former member of the IIIT who has renounced the group in disgust, was an eyewitness to the creation of the word. "This loathsome term," he writes, "is nothing more than a thought-terminating cliche conceived in the bowels of Muslim think tanks for the purpose of beating down critics."

Muhammad describes the strategy behind the word's invention: In an effort to silence critics of political Islam, advocates needed to come up with terminology that would enable them to portray themselves as victims. Muhammad said he was present when his then-allies, meeting at the offices of the International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT) in Northern Virginia years ago, coined the term "Islamophobia."

Muhammad said the Islamists decided to emulate the homosexual activists who used the term "homophobia" to silence critics. He said the group meeting at IIIT saw "Islamophobia" as a way to "beat up their critics."

In other words, Muslims in the West took advantage of the fact that most of their adherents were members of ethnic minorities to exploit racial guilt, and equate the distaste of Westerners for Islamic doctrine with hostility to foreign customs and funny accents. On this theory, Robert Spencer, Bat Ye'or, Geert Wilders and Ayaan Hirsi Ali aren't opposed to sharia, honor killings, child marriage, polygamy or genital mutilation; they're terrified of hummus, hookah pipes, and shish kebabs. Now, it might very well be true that the average "man in the street" in a Western country who viscerally opposes Islam also has some measure of xenophobia; it's a universal, if regrettable, feature of human nature. Surely, some of the populist groups around the world that channel native resistance to Islamic immigration harness and trade on this less-noble motive. No doubt, many volunteers in the R.A.F. in 1940 simply hated "the Hun," without a deep understanding of National Socialist ideology. Read all of it here at Jihad Watch................

Abbas' doubletalk (Honest Reporting Canada video)

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 05:01 AM PST

Just imagine if Netanyahu said this

Let's pretend that Binyamin Netanyahu went in front of the Knesset and declared, "Jerusalem is a Jewish city, the heart of the Jewish nation, and If Jerusalem does not remain in Jewish hands, there will never be peace."

How many op-eds would be written by the next news cycle castigating the Israeli premier for making such a statement? People would say that this proves he is a warmonger, openly sabotaging the peace process and intentionally provoking the entire Arab world. Any terror attacks that follow would have this "context" mentioned, as the media would be quick to label Arab violence as a reaction to Netanyahu's intransigence.

Yet on Wednesday, Mahmoud Abbas said: "Jerusalem is the heart of the Palestinian cause, and unless Jerusalem is the capital of an independent Palestinian state, there will not be peace."

This was reported, without the least bit of embarrassment, by the official Palestinian Arab news agency, Wafa as well as on the Ministry of Information website. And Abbas says this practically every day. Isn't this the exactly the same as a Mafia-style protection racket? Doesn't it sound suspiciously like "Do what we want, and no one will get hurt."

And then when they get what they want - they ask for more. Elder of Ziyon

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A Mountain Story

Posted: 13 Jan 2011 04:45 AM PST

"A son and his father were walking on the mountains.
Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"

To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"

Curious, he yells: "Who are you?"
He receives the answer: "Who are you?"

And then he screams to the mountain: "I admire you!"
The voice answers: "I admire you!"

Angered at the response, he screams: "Coward!"
He receives the answer: "Coward!"

He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?"
The father smiles and says: "My son, pay attention."

Again the man screams: "You are a champion!"
The voice answers: "You are a champion!"

The boy is surprised, but does not understand.
Then the father explains: "People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE.

It gives you back everything you say or do.
Our life is simply a reflection of our actions.

If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.
If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence.

This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life;
Life will give you back everything you have given to it."

-- Unknown Author

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