Muslims in space
(Note, Feb 19, 1:00 a.m.: many more comments have been added to this entry.)
Even as Obama is sending a jihadist Muslim to represent the U.S. at the Organization of Islamic Conference (the organization of all 57 Islamic-majority countries which is formally dedicated to making sharia the supreme law for all humanity), he has told the Administrator of NASA, Charlie Bolden, to reach out to “dominantly Muslim countries” (those are Bolden’s words) and include them in the space program.
NASA chief Charles Bolden, who is a retired
Marine Corps major general and a former NASA astronaut—
the Sonia Sotomayor of space travel
WASHINGTON—NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden said Tuesday that President Barack Obama has asked him to “find ways to reach out to dominantly Muslim countries” as the White House pushes the space agency to become a tool of international diplomacy.Wow, this is a whole new frontier for global welfare and the equal uplift of all humanity! Countries with no space programs and with no technology for space programs must be included in our space program, so as to unleash their so-far unseen science abilities. It’s the principle of Head Start, applied globally and with systematic comprehensiveness.
Also, once Muslims get into outer space, their very presence there will have established it as a part of Dar al-Islam.
Rick U. writes:
Sheesh … The OPEC Countries can’t even run their oil machinery without ex-pats from the West and now they’re going to “participate” in our space program? Why not just pull black high school dropouts from our own ghettos to participate as well? More fantasyland from this laughable administration.Jim C. writes:
“dominantly [sic] Muslim countries”LA replies:
That’s why I emphasized that he had said it.James P. writes:
Ray G. writes:NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden said Tuesday that President Barack Obama has asked him to “find ways to reach out to dominantly Muslim countries” as the White House pushes the space agency to become a tool of international diplomacy.I would think of this as part of a master plan to demoralize patriotic Americans by turning the former leading exemplar of national technological prowess into an idiotic joke that exists only to “celebrate diversity,” except the geniuses in the administration probably really do think helping Indonesia have a space program is a wonderful idea. Or perhaps they think it’s a “two-fer” because it simultaneously lifts up the spirits of the downtrodden non-whites while crushing the spirits of the evil, racist whites.
I guess this is what happens when you have a left-wing, black pro-Muslim as president, who appoints a liberal, black man as the head of NASA. They turn it into a diversity/multi-cultural obsessed social program instead of a serious technological exploration organization.Daniela writes from Romania:
I don’t get why you people don’t rejoice at hearing this. Let’s send all of them into space! Now, the question is, how will they turn towards Mecca to pray five times a day?N. writes:
Just as a thought experiment I tried to imagine a devout, five-prayers per day, Moslem in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). That means every 90 minutes or so he fully circles the globe. Certainly a devout Moslem would pray in space, and would do so in the direction of the Kabaa. Seems to me he’ll need a computer program to figure out in which direction to pray at any given moment (and, in fact, he’d need to constantly move slightly to account for orbital velocity).Paul Nachman writes:
This is a terrific line:A. Zarkov writes:
Mel Brooks gave us Jews in space.Mark Jaws writes:
Muslims in the US space program?! Great! Now, NASA will have to install medal and chemical detectors in order to screen the astronauts before boarding their spacecraft.Jim C. writes:
You wrotes:N. writes:
Maybe you are not aware that the Space Shuttle fleet is approaching the end of its useful life, and that Obama’s NASA is in the process of cancelling the successor. This will leave US astronauts traveling to the International Space Station in Russian capsules, launched on Russian rockets, from the Baikonur space facility. Perhaps when the Chinese have a man-rated launch system that is trustworthy, US astronauts can hitch a ride with them.Rick U. writes:
According to this article, Ms. Napolitano met with several US Muslims groups last month to “brief” them on counter-radicalization and anti-terror programs. The program was imported from the UK—after all, things are going splendidly well there—to win over Muslims and get them to collaborate with federal officials. Kum ba yah with the Muslim Brotherhood. How nice.Michael P. writes:
“In addition to the nations that most of you usually hear about when you think about the International Space Station [LA replies: yes, when I think about space travel, I hear about certain countries] …LA replies:
This is a good summation of regional and local journalism in this country. Much more attention is needed to the bad ideology and just plain badness of much of journalism today. Only if it’s brought continually under a critical light is there any chance it will improve.
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