According to Webster: “dum·my,” An imitation of a real or original object.
With it being (my unequivocal and fervent opinion) that the “majority” of America’s citizens were raised by God-fearing Christian mothers, ..who (didn’t) raise any dummies. I would like to dedicate today’s offering to the God-fearing Christian sons and daughters of those mothers.
A good friend recently sent me an email (forward) ascribing to the supposition that Japanese law (does not) allow Muslim student visas, citizenship or mosques in Japan, and with my being a one-man “circus” here, it has taken me a while to get around to researching the allegations.
The history of Islam in Japan is relatively brief in relation to the religion’s longstanding presence in other countries around the world.
There are isolated records of contact between Islam and Japan before the opening of the country in 1853; some Muslims did arrive in earlier centuries.
Among the first recorded contacts was when a Portuguese trading ship which sailed from Malacca in 1555 had among its passengers an Arab man who began to preach to the Japanese.
The first modern Muslim contacts were with Malays who served aboard British and Dutch ships in the late 19th century. In the late 1870s, the life of Prophet Muhammad was translated into Japanese. This helped Islam spread and reach the Japanese people, but only as a part of the history of cultures.
Another important contact was made in 1890 when the Ottoman Empire dispatched a naval vessel to Japan for the purpose of saluting the visit of Japanese Prince Komatsu Akihito to Constantinople several years earlier. This frigate was called the Ertugrul, and was destroyed in a storm along the coast of Wakayama Prefecture on the evening of September 16, 1890.
The first Japanese to go on the Hajj was Kotaro Yamaoka. He converted to Islam in 1909 in Bombay, after coming into contact with Russian-born writer, Abdürreşid İbrahim, after which he took the name Omar Yamaoka. Both were traveling with the support of nationalistic Japanese groups like the Black Dragon Society (Kokuryūkai), Yamaoka in fact had been with the intelligence service in Manchuria since the Russo-Japanese war. His official reason for travelling was to seek the Sultan’s approval for building a mosque in Tokyo (completed 1938).
This approval, granted 1910, was necessary as Sultan Abdülhamid II of the Ottoman Empire was the Khalifah of Islam and Ameerul Mu’mineen (the leader of all Muslims).
According to japanfocus.org,…
‘There are currently (2013) between 30 and 40 single-story mosques in Japan, ..plus another 100 or more apartment rooms set aside, in the absence of more suitable facilities, for prayers.
Undeniable Truth: What (you learn) as a child remains with you until the day you die.
Barack Obama, preparing to pray with brother Muslims.
There is no “un-ringing” a bell.
Fact: Muslims do not invite non-Muslims to pray with them.
A Muslim by the will of Allah is not only allowed to lie to a non-Muslim, Muslims are expected to lie to non-Muslims.
According to Webster: “stu·pid,” Slow to learn or understand.
According to Webster: “stu·pid·i·ty,” The quality or condition of being stupid.
A Christian, (practicing or otherwise) in America honors and respects the U.S. Constitution and obeys America’s laws, as well as the laws of God, traditionally in that order.
A Muslim, (in America, or anywhere on the globe) respects and (obeys no doctrine or law) ..other than the doctrine and laws of Islam.
Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow