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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Relocate to Alabama and continue to blog from there

I am an avid blogger, and spend most of my waking hours in front of the computer, connected to the Internet. However, I have complained about adverse developments in my country, including threats by the Government to use the Internal Security Act (ISA) which allows detention without trial, against bloggers. I am unsettled by creeping Islamisation with the former Prime Minister and now the current Deputy Prime Minister declaring that our country is an Islamic state despite what is written in the country;s Constitution, plus the Chief Justice talking of abolishing the common law and replacing it with the Syariah (Islamic law).

I am feeling highly insecure. I have considered relocating to Hawaii, but the cost of living is very high there. I have also considered Florida where the cost of living is lower. However, I was told the state with the lowest cost of living is Alabama, which is just next to Florida, and whose climate is not that much different. Alabama has a temperate climate with the southern part of the state which is close to the Gulf of Mexico having a warmer weather, while the northern parts of the state, especially in the Appalachian Mountains in the northeast, tend to be slightly cooler. Cost of living is important to me as I am from a low cost of living country and is retired. I understand the median cost of a home in Alabama is about $130,000, which is affordable to me.

If I decide on Alabama, I may use real estate to help locate a suitable home at Alabama Real Estate. If I need help in moving, I can help in moving. And if I want to be flexible and keep my option open, I can always look for houses for rent.

Sounds viable if only Uncle Sam will allow me to get in.

2 comments:

  1. I'm totally disagree with ISA. But did Islam and its law creeps you out? If yes. Congratulations. You are one of the Islamophobian..

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  2. Hi Dreamhead,

    Don't know if you are Muslim or non-Muslim. But from what I understand of an Islamic state is not everyone is equal, eg, from what I know about that previous glorious Islamic Spain. People of the book (Christians, Jews) are considered dhimmis, which means they have less rights that Muslim plus they have to pay a tax to the Islamic authorities. I guess those non-Muslim and also not people of the book.

    In my country, Muslim pays zakat and they can deduct those payments from Income tax. Christians have to pay tithes to the Church but tithes cannot be deducted from Income tax. If my country ever become an Islamic state, I guess Christians will end up paying 2 taxes plus tithes.

    More. In my country, couples who married under the civil law, when one converted to Islam, they can convert their underaged children to Islam without the consent of the non-Muslim partner, despite the clause in the Constitution that says underaged children cannot receive religious teachings other than the religion of their guardians. Families have been broken up because of Islam. Those Muslim who wants to leave the religion are forced to go through counselling under long detention. One who went through it for a long time came out saying she now hates Islam even more.

    If you are Muslim, do you agree with all that?

    And Osama issueing a message to America asking them to convert to Islam or face further attacks. I thought Islam says there is no compulsion.

    Peter (Blog*Star)
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