Why does the Tribune celebrate Islam on July 4?

July 4, 2016

Tribune news standOPINION by OTIS PAGE

On July 4 – a day of celebration of the Nation’s birth – the Tribune’s front page article celebrates Islam – the ending of Ramadan.

Dismissing the fact that the Nation’s founders were all Christians – the transparent editorial purpose of the SLO Tribune is to confirm President Barack Obama’s apparent support of Islam. In separate articles written by a NY Times author, the articles say Hillary Clinton’s  “first day” in office while castigating Donald Trump for an alleged “racist tweet.” Racist because like sheriff badges, it had a star with six points.

Really! It is obvious the Tribune is fully coordinated with the Democrat’s political objectives to support Obama’s pro Muslim campaign and the election of Hillary Clinton to succeed him. And at the same time to disparage the Republican candidate for President.

The July 4 article cites the Muslim celebration of the ending of Ramadan (that occurs on July 6!), that espouses the end of a month of fasting, “a tradition many religions observe… as a form of worship.” Fasting is in fact not “worship,” and is also observed in certain Christian religions.

In the 872 word article, 556 words are dedicated to fasting. The remaining 291 words attempt to apologize for Islamic terrorism with a specific criticism of Trump. That he has “encouraged suspicion of Muslims, monitoring of mosques and banning immigrants … in the wake of terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Orlando, Florida.”

While stating that the belief of peace loving Muslims is that they do not condone and are critical of Islamic terrorists, the article does not explain why certain Muslims believe that terrorist incidents are supported by the Koran.

The article does not admit that Sharia Islamic law is subordinated to the Constitution and laws of the United States. That Sharia Islamic law unambiguously specifies a war against infidels — people who does not believe in the teachings in the Koran. “Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, and seize them, Beleaguer them and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war…” (Qur’an 9:5).

Further, the article does not admit that Islam universally condemns homosexuals and that women are culturally subordinated to men in all countries where Islam is the major religion. That there is a pervading sense in the world and the United States on this fourth of July 2016 that Islamic terrorism is not acknowledged by Obama, in the oblique rational of “political correctness,” as a threat to our national security.

The article does not dismiss the charge that those who are legitimately concerned with Islamic terrorism are condemned by Muslim advocates as being “Islamophobic.”

The SLO Tribunes article celebrating Islam on this 4th of July is a disparagement of the day’s celebration of the nation’s founding and, ironically, the Constitution and laws of the United States. A country where religious intolerance is condemned and the free practice of religious diversity is condoned including Islam. And where the Korans hostility against non believers is not sustained and exploited by Islamic terrorist groups.


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“Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, then that of blindfolded fear.” (Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 10, 1787)

The statement above is one of many from our founding fathers regarding religion in general, notwithstanding, not even mentioning Christianity. The assumption that all of our founding fathers were Christian is a ruse that continues today and accepted by the ignorant. Look up the term Deism relative to our beginnings and unearth that our founders were staying clear of another Dark Age where Christianity held back mankind for centuries!

“And at the same time to disparage the Republican candidate for President.” Surely you jest? “The Donald” is accomplishing this on his own, haven’t you watched the news of late? Wait, if you watch Faux News, then you’re unaware of Trump making a fool of himself, never mind.

The Muslim Qur’an supports the killing of anyone that does not accept Islam in the same vein as the Christian bible does for not accepting Christianity, of which you never hear about. Both faiths are primitive Bronze and Iron Age beliefs that should have been left behind where they belong.


“Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an.” (Qur’an 8:12)

“Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them” (Qur’an 47:4)

Allah revealed his will to the angels, saying: “I shall be with you. Give courage to the believers. I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers.” (Qur’an 8: 12)

An infidel in this situation is anyone that does not believe in Allah’s Qur’an, which include Christians and Jews.


“If your own full brother, or your son or daughter, or your beloved wife, or you intimate friend, entices you secretly to serve other gods, whom you and your fathers have not known, gods of any other nations, near at hand or far away, from one end of the earth to the other: do not yield to him or listen to him, nor look with pity upon him, to spare or shield him, but kill him. Your hand shall be the first raised to slay him; the rest of the people shall join in with you. You shall stone them to death, because he sought to lead you astray from the Lord, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery. And all Israel, hearing of this, shall fear and never do such evil as this in your midst. (Deuteronomy 13:7-12)

“All who would not seek the LORD, the God of Israel, were to be put to death, whether small or great, man or woman.” (2 Chronicles 15:13)

Jesus specifically stated:: “But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.” (Luke 19:27) Parable or not, this killing of non-believers of his doctrine is directly stated by Jesus.

I didn’t see any difference whatsoever between the Muslim’s Qur’an and the Christian’s Judeo-Christian bible relative to killing the non-believers, did you?

The only difference between the Jihadists and pseudo-christians, is that the terrorist Muslim actually follows what their Qur’an tells them to do in the killing of all non-believers of their faith. Whereas, the pseudo-christian is told the same, but they do not act upon it, where they take the comical position that they obviously know more than their Yahweh god!

You mention Sharia Law, imagine if pseudo-christians actually followed their bible in the respect of how they’re to conduct themselves.

“ But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ AND THE HEAD OF THE WOMAN IS MAN”. For the man is not of the women; but the woman of the man.” (1Corinthians 11: 3,8 )

“But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp the authority over man, BUT TO BE IN SILENCE.” (Timothy 2:12)

Jesus condones the killing of kids that curse their parents: “And why do you break the command of God for the sake of your tradition? For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’ and anyone who curses his father or mother MUST BE PUT TO DEATH. (Matthew 15:3)

The “command” that Jesus was referring too and that was in effect at His time, and still in effect as we speak, was when Moses said: “Honor your father and mother,’ and, ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.” (Exodus 21:17)

Christian Yahweh god says that the LGBT community are to be murdered (Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:26-27), Yahweh orders killing women (Numbers 31:17), Yahweh orders killing of Old Men and Young Women (Jeremiah 51:20-26), well, this is disgusting because there’re a “plethora” of other horrific laws that Christians are to follow equal to Sharia Law, meanwhile, you get the picture, don’t you? Sure you do.

Which would you rather have if you had a choice, Sharia Law or the laws that TRUE Christians are to abide by in their Judeo-Christian bible?

“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.“ (Proverbs 30:5) Get it? Yeah, you do.

Respectfully Ted Slanders. Regarding the statement,“Dismissing the fact that the Nation’s founders were all Christians”, it is my belief Jefferson never denied Christ while advocating for the separation of Church and State. In this context I believe Jefferson was a Christian in birth, practice and belief, but the record is clear he studiously questioned his own faith.

Regarding Leviticus 12: “If there is a man who lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall surely be put to death,”

and Romans 1:26-27: “For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.”

And the conclusion in 32: “ and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death,.”

The important Biblical distinction is Leviticus 12 advocates death in the Old Testament where Romans 1:27, 27 specifically does not in the New Testament while subjected to God’s wrath as expressed in Roman 1:18-32.

Clearly today any Christian advocating death or even intolerance of LGBT persons is wrong and illegal — where the Koran does inspire Islamic terrorists to murder not only nonbelievers but believers in different sects in Islam sush as the murderous hostility between Sunni and Shia.

But to support your point, Ted Slanders, they have stopped the murders between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Island today. The terrorists on both sides of that hostility were clearly wrong and condemned. But their tragedy was not international in scope where Islamic terrorism is today — Big Time!

Christians, in every domination, support the Constitution and the laws of the USA. Muslims should swear the same allegiance and not politicize the support of Sharia Islamic law in contradistinction with the Constitution. Secularists join all in condemning the violence, hostility and adamant depravity of murders everywhere by the omnipresent tragedy of Islamic terrorism.


Relative to Sharia Law vs Christian Law, which is a part of the topic post above, the Christian bible purports the murdering of homosexuals, therefore, in part, the bible laws are equal to Sharia Law in this respect.

“For this cause God gave them up into vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet WHO KNOWING THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD, THAT THEY WHICH COMMIT SUCH THINGS ARE WORTHY OF DEATH, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them” (Romans 1:26-27)

Romans 1:26-27 is part and parcel to Leviticus 20:13 and directly reverts back to this verse, to wit: “Who knowing the judgment of God” is regarding Leviticus 20:13; “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, BOTH HAVE COMMITTED AN ABOMINATION; THEY SHALL SURELY BE PUT TO DEATH; THEIR BLOOD SHALL BE UPON THEM” (Leviticus 20:13) The term “their blood shall be upon them” is the literal killing of gays in the same vein as the Qur’an states.

No apologetics, hermeneutics, nor metaphysics can spin these passages away in what they literally state. The Christian has to accept that their bible laws are equal to Sharia Law that they despise.

Respectfully. george408. I believe the following applies. And if not, how does the Koran justify the terrorist’ actions citing Allah Akbar?

9:3 And a proclamation from Allah and His messenger to all men on the day of the Greater Pilgrimage that Allah is free from obligation to the idolaters, and (so is) His messenger. So, if ye repent, it will be better for you; but if ye are averse, then know that ye cannot escape Allah. Give tidings (O Muhammad) of a painful doom to those who disbelieve,

9:4 Excepting those of the idolaters with whom ye (Muslims) have a treaty, and who have since abated nothing of your right nor have supported anyone against you. (As for these), fulfill their treaty to them till their term. Lo! Allah loveth those who keep their duty (unto Him).

9:5 Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

Thanks for speaking up. The only difference between a radical muslim and a moderate muslim, is that the radical muslim wants to kill you. The moderate muslim wants the radical muslim to do it. Jew, Christian or non-believer, you are all cannon fodder to a muslim. The bloodthirsty factions among them kill EACH OTHER based on doctrinary BS. Don’t take your boat from lake-to-lake in California for fear of quagga mussels spreading (a good practice), but encourage a zillion of these stone age cretins to move here…Mmmm, that’s good government!

Respectfully, Dear Otis, To say a person is Muslim just because he says Allah Akbar is like to say the Westboro Baptist Church members (who send demonstrators to the funerals of our fallen soldiers with hateful signs) are christian because they quote Bible and they claim to be Christian!

You have quoted verse 9:5. Read entire 9:1 to 9:6 and you may realize this has nothing to do with crazy stuff going on theses days! I believe those verses are only specific to a war between Muslims and Polytheists of Mecca at that time.

The tribune has been nothing but a cheap copy of the L A Times for several years now and usually late to report what is the times to boot. Keep wondering when they will shut down.

What’s the Tribune?

Hey now…dont knock the commie fibune!! If it wernt for them dropping off that weekly mini paper on my driveway, Id have nothing to wipe my…………………………………………….garage floor with. ;)

The Fibune is a communist newspaper.

Otis, I am surprised you even have to ask that question. It has been obvious for years who the Tribulation supports and celebrates.

Personally, I don’t much care about July 4th anymore myself. It all came to a head in this godforsaken state last week with the anti-2nd Amendment bills signed by governor Moonbeam. Radical Islam is killing people by the hundreds and our “leaders” response is gun-control? It is over with. We are 100% doomed. There is no turning back.

Sad but true

Perspicacios, I’m afraid youive got that right,they are setting us up for a take over,I don’t think anybody can turn this mess around that these people have gotten us into,nobozo gave the air resorces board here in CA federal standing ,from what I’ve understood,that means the people in Sac that don’t answer to the Govt or are elected do as they wish and continue to put small business’s out of business.

The Tribune is apparently challenging the Resnik’s as to who is worse for the county.

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