Saturday, September 30, 2006

Brigitte Gabriel Answers questions about Radical Islam

h/t and Mary Katharine Ham.

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From Brigitte Gabriel of American Congress for Truth:

Silence of the Sheep

by Yashiko Sagamori

Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.

Manuel II Palaiologos (1350-1425),
the Byzantine emperor

What should have been the appropriate response to Pope Benedict XIV after he recklessly quoted a dead Byzantine emperor?

The appropriate response should have come from the revered Islamic leaders diligently issuing scholarly fatwahs from their quiet offices in the ornate mosques of Mecca and Qum; it should have come from the hushed classrooms of Al-Azhar Islamic University in Cairo where righteous imams teach their students to bravely navigate bottomless oceans of unsurpassed humanism abundant in every Koranic sura, every hadith, every reference to Mohammad's blessed life; from the royal and presidential palaces of budding Muslim democracies that our government lists among allies in our war on their terror.

The appropriate response should have come from the moderate Muslims all over the world, whether they live in their native lands or, for a reason that is still to be explained, became settlers in ours and can now serve as irrefutable proof that Islamic laws and dogmas are not only capable of peacefully coexisting with decadent Western liberties, but also of enhancing and enriching them in a way nothing else can.

The appropriate response should have come from those Jewish and Christian pundits of Islam who insist on drawing the line between the "real" Islam and Islamofascism. It should have come from every Wahhabi-sponsored department of Islamic studies inevitably present at every American university. It should have come from Condoleezza Rice who, on occasion of the last Ramadan, shamelessly praised the "benevolence" which is supposed to be found at the heart of Islam. It should have come from President Bush who, driven by his trademark ignorance and cowardice, once again, this time from the podium of the UN General Assembly, declared that we were not at war with Islam. (The next day, his audience happily cheered Hugo Chaves who called the President of the United States of America a devil and complained about the stench of sulfur he had left behind.)

It should have come from Tony Blair, who, in the wake of 7/7, announced how proud he was of the Islamic community of Great Britain; don't we all deserve to finally learn exactly what he was so proud of? It should have come from Jacques Chirac whose country, under the gentle, deeply enlightening influence of its ever growing populatoin of Muslim settlers, has become even more sophisticatedly cultured than it used to be when the French still owned it.

The appropriate response should have been very simple. It should have listed all those things that are unique to Islam; things that set it apart from Judaism and Christianity, but are neither evil, nor inhumane. And if Islam really is "just another religion", then the list of those things, accumulated since the inception of that "Abrahamic faith" 14 centuries ago, must be long and widely known to both Muslims and us, the infidels.

We would all look through the list of all good things that only Islam could have brought into the world, and rejoice at the marvelous achievements of our turbaned brothers and hermetically veiled sisters. Catholics all over the world would cry in shame for their pontiff and begin mass conversions to Islam. Benedict XVI would, for the last time in the history of the Vatican, appear on his balcony in order to tearfully, a la Jimmy Swaggart, admit urbi et orbi the ridiculous errors of his ways, abdicate St. Peter's throne and live the rest of his life as a humble dervish somewhere in Turkey, formerly known as Byzantium.

That's what should've had happened had Manuel II been wrong in his assessment of Islam. Technically speaking, it would be sufficient to cite just a single example of "what Mohammad brought that was new" and, at the same time, good and humane. No such example has been brought up. Here's a small sampling of what has really happened.

Foreign minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit of Egypt didn't mention anything good or humane that came from Mohammad. Instead, he admonished: "This was a very unfortunate statement and it is a statement that shows that there is a lack of understanding of real Islam."

The Moroccan government didn't mention anything good or humane that came from Muhammad. Instead, it recalled its ambassador to the Vatican.

Sheikh Abubukar Hassan Malin, of the recently established Somalia's Supreme Islamic Courts Council, didn't mention anything good or humane that came from Mohammad. Instead, he urged Muslims "...wherever you are to hunt down the Pope for his barbaric statements as you have pursued Salman Rushdie, the enemy of Allah who offended our religion. Whoever offends our Prophet Mohammed should be killed on the spot by the nearest Muslim. We call on all Islamic communities across the world to take revenge on the baseless critic called the Pope." Inspired by his appeal, Somalis have convincingly demonstrated the goodness and humaneness of their religion by fatally shooting Sister Leonella, a 65-year-old Catholic nun, in the back. The nun died forgiving her murderers, which partially explains why I would never make a good nun.

The parliament and foreign ministry of Afghanistan, a country recently liberated by Christians and Jews from the tyranny of the mullahs, didn't mention anything good or humane that came from Mohammad. Instead, they demanded an apology from the Pope.

The government spokesman of Iraq, another nascent Muslim democracy, didn't mention anything good or humane that came from Mohammad. Instead, he said that "the Pope's remarks reflect his misunderstanding of the principles of Islam and its teachings that call for forgiveness, compassion and mercy." Judging from the growing fervor with which Muslims in Iraq continue murdering each other, Islamic forgiveness, compassion and mercy must be drastically different from what the rest of the world denotes by those terms. In the generally unforgiving, compassionless and merciless Dar al-Islam, Iraq presents the most dramatic example of those exclusively Islamic qualities. Sunnis and Shiites are killing each other with such unsurpassed blood lust that I begin to suspect they mistake their own kind for the children of apes and pigs. If so, someone should explain the difference to them. But on this joyous occasion, they took a brief respite from their daily routine and avenged the Pope's insult by stabbing several Christians to death.

The burning question must be answered: Why hasn't anyone - I mean literally any one - come up with a list of at least some good things Islamic? Why has none of the 1.4 billion Muslims and none of the uncounted millions of their learned appeasers in the West offered us at least a tiny sample of something good and humane brought into the world by Mohammad and his followers in the course of the 14 centuries of incessant genocide that have elapsed since the inception of Islam?

There can be only one answer: Because no such thing exists. During all the centuries of its existence, Islam has miserably failed to produce anything of value to humanity.

Al-Qaeda, in a joint statement with the Mujahideen Shura Council, declared: " and the West are doomed as you can see from the defeat in Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya, and elsewhere. ...We will break up the cross, spill the liquor and impose the jizya tax, then the only thing acceptable is a conversion [to Islam] or [being killed by] the sword. ...God enable us to slit their throats, and make their money and descendants the bounty of the Mujahideen."

Kudos to Osama. To the best of my kowledge, this statement constitutes the best, most complete, most concise definition of Islam. As could be expected, this definition caused no objections from those whom it is supposed to hurt the most: the revered Islamic leaders of Mecca and Qum, the Islamic scholars of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the residents of royal and presidential palaces in Muslim countries assisting us in our war against their terror, the American professors receiving their salaries from Riyadh, the moderate Muslims residing both in the lands that are already Muslim and those that have never been but are turning Muslim right in front of our bewildered eyes, or their Jewish and Christian enablers and appeasers.

The inexplicable, stolid silence of moderate Muslims prompts me to ask once again: What exactly makes us think that moderate Muslims exist? If they do, they must be something akin the mysterious dark matter that no astronomer has ever observed or is seriously hoping to observe, but that is sorely needed to balance the equations that, according to the current state of cosmology, rule the universe. One day, the dark matter will probably disappear from the science's vocabulary, just like phlogiston did when Lavoisier discovered the role of oxygen in the process of combustion, or like the universal æther that was rendered obsolete by the theory of relativity.

What iconoclastic breakthrough is needed for us to finally understand that the division of Muslims into moderate and extremists exists only in our imagination and only because the concept of "evil people" or "evil religion" contradicts everything we believe?

What genius will be able to explain to us that the term Islamofascism is absurd because Islam itself, in its entirety, is a form of fascism? Islam is the ideology of jihad. Take jihad out of Islam and all that's left will be an elaborate set of absolutely meaningless rituals. And when someone tells you that the word jihad means the internal strife of the faithful for spiritual perfection rather than genocide waged by evil savages against the rest of humanity, keep in mind that the title of the world famous classical work on humanism that enjoys ever increasing popularity among the Muslims, Meine Kampf, translates into Arabic as My Jihad.

Will we see a political leader of Einstein's proportions who will emerge in time to remind us that there would have been no victory over Nazism if we had classified the Nazis into a minority of bad, extremist Nazis who had hijacked the perfectly benign political philosophy from the benevolent, but totally undetectable majority of "real", "moderate" Nazis? Why do we need a genius to explain to us that there would have been no victory over Nazism had we allowed Nazis to come to our shores by the millions, settle in our cities, and change the way our children learn history of the world?

As we know today, Emperor Manuel II Palaiologos saw things with an enviable clarity. One of his sons became the last Byzantine emperor before the empire fell, Constantinople became Istanbul, and one of the most spectacular churches ever built became Hagia Sofia, one of the most spectacular churches ever desecrated by the Muslims.

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Baghdad Under Curfew After Terror Nab

Bodyguard For Sunni Political Group Suspected Of Planning Massive Bombings

(CBS/AP) The Iraqi capital was quiet Saturday as a curfew imposed in fear of imminent attacks kept residents inside, but violence persisted in other areas of the country.

Gunmen killed Malik Jebbar, an Iraqi man who had been working as an interpreter for the U.S. military in an area about 60 miles south of Baghdad, police Capt. Muthana Khalid said.

Another person was killed in nearby Iskandariyah, 30 miles south of Baghdad, when a bomb exploded in the city center, Khalid said. Five others were injured in the blast.

In Tal Afar, 260 miles northwest of Baghdad, police opened fire on a suspected car bomber. The vehicle detonated, killing two and wounding 30 others, police Lt. Nejim Abdullah said.

After U.S. troops detained a bodyguard for the leader of Iraq's biggest Sunni Arab political group on suspicion he was preparing massive suicide bombings inside the fortified Green Zone, fearful officials on Saturday enforced a total ban on movement in Baghdad.

Speaking on Al-Arabiya TV on Saturday morning, Interior Ministry official Hussein Ali Kemal said the move was to "prevent the security situation from deteriorating." He added, however, that the information was that there was a threat that an attack "might occur against places of worship and shopping centers during Ramadan."

Another Ramadan fireworks display thwarted, thank God. Here's a clip from CBS about the curfew. Note the "Bad News" tone of the report. Very little is said about the terror nab itself or that it is the reason for the curfew. And credit for the US troops!

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Newsflash: "Islam is Allah's favorite religion"

Commenting on the Pope's recent remark, Gaza preacher Sheikh Abu Saqer said:
"The day will soon come when the green flag of La Illah Illah Allah (There is no god but Allah) and Muhammad Rasul Allah (Muhammad is the prophet of Allah) will be raised upon the Vatican and all around the world and on the fortresses of those who want to destroy Islam, because they know that this religion obliges them to face the truth that Islam is Allah's favorite religion. And until they join Islam, hell is their last station."

Saqer claimed he did not condone violence. He blamed the pope for recent anti-Christian attacks in the Palestinian territories.

"We are deeply sorry for these acts that we condemn," he said. "But I am sorry that this little racist did not think of the consequences upon the Christians in the Arab world when he insulted our prophet. It is an open war – the Muslims against all the others."

I disagree. It is an open war--the freedom of religion, thought, speech and expression, against Islamofascism. How about this...we'll stop insulting their prophet when they stop insulting our intelligence...OK?

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Israel Keeps The Money

Originally sourced from Maan News Agency-

Israel Will Not Return Money Seized in Raids on Money Changing Shops Last Week

The Israeli court ruled Friday that Israeli authorities could keep the six million NIS (1,388,888.90USD) they seized from money changing stores in the West Bank cities of Nablus, Ramallah, Jenin and Tulkarem on September 20th, 2006.

According to Israeli authorities, the money belonged to the Islamic Jihad movement and will be used to compensate 17 families for family members they lost during the Palestinian bomb attack at Megiddo four years ago. The families are asking for roughly 400,000 NIS (93,023.00USD), which leaves 5,600,000NIS (1,302,325.60USD) in excess.

Do you know how hard it is to get a Jew to give up money?
(that's a joke--for you humorless types)
More from the
Israeli Anti-Semitic Cartoon Contest.

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Friday, September 29, 2006

al-Zawahiri Stuns The World...Again

From SITE Institute:

As-Sahab, al-Qaeda’s multimedia production arm, issued today, Friday, September 29, 2006, a 17:51 minute video speech featuring Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri and titled: “Bush, the Pope of the Vatican, Darfur, and the Crusader Wars”. The video features two scenes: one, subtitled in English, with Zawahiri against an office-setup background of a lamp, flag bearing “No God, but Allah”, and a model cannon; the other is without a background, and depicts Zawahiri dressed entirely in white, without subtitles.

To U.S. President George W. Bush, Zawahiri brands him a "deceitful charlatan" and liar, and questions: “why don't you tell them how many million citizens of America and it's allies you intend to kill in search of the imaginary victory and in breathless pursuit of the mirage towards which you are driving your people’s sons in order to increase your profits?” He questions his motives for initating the War in Iraq, ridiculing the false prexets under which it was conducted. To this end he cites the purported links of Saddam Hussein to al-Qaeda, and the presence of weapons of mass destruction. He also addresses the capture of Khalid Shaikh Muhammad and questions that if it helped in the "war on terror" then “why are your troops retreating in secrete from the south and east of Afghanistan?... aware that the liberation of our captives is a debt on our shoulders which we must fulfill”. Other individuals who have been captured, such as Ramzi Yusef, Omar Abdul Rahman (the "Blind Sheikh") and Abu al-Faraj al-Libi are also cited.

In the Arabic portion, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri discusses the issue of the Pope Benedict XVI's slanderous comments to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, by prefacing such attacks as beginning with the Satanic Verses of Salmon Rushdie, followed by desecration of the Qur'an at Guantanamo Bay, and banning of the hijab in French schools. He states that the current pope is reminiscent of Pope Urban II, who "provoked the people of Europe to fight the Muslims" in the Crusades. Zawahiri disregards Christianity due to its "supersitions" and alleged irrationality, but avers that Muslims are not enemies of Jesus as Pope Urban II claimed. On the pope's comments directly, Zawahiri adds: "if Benedict attacked us, we will respond to his insults with good things. We will call upon him, and all of the Christians to become Muslims who do not recognize the Trinity or the crucifixion, and say that Allah united with the human."

On the subject of Darfur, Zawahiri addresses the “Crusader plan” to send its armies to the region, rendering it a new battlefield for its war. He calls upon the Muslims in Darfur for defense, stating that the government in Khartoum is to weak to meet the task, and jihad is the only answer. He states: “O, people of Darfur, honorable and good, hold onto your religion: you can solve all of the disputes between you. Do not allow the government of Khartoum to interfere, nor the governments of the Western Crusaders to interfere in your business. Be ready to stop the Crusaders campaign against you”.

The speech concludes with five points, including the recognition of Muslims’ states and leaders respective weaknesses to the “Crusaders’ invasion” in their agreeing to the legality of the United Nations and accepting Western encroachment. Zawahiri urges that to reverse the trend, UN resolutions and accords declaring the sovereignty of Israel must be abandoned and the Muslim Nation must launch a “popular jihadi war” against the Crusader campaign. Finally, the Nation should recognize Afghanistan and Iraq as important fronts in the face of the “Crusader war,” and Muslims should support jihad and the Mujahideen as much as they can.

We knew this was coming...It was hyped all over the web. But did anyone expect anything say a better plot...a more exciting story line...maybe including a love interest (with a hump)?

<----The Jihadi Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man

Why is this so

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What would Mohammed Do?

Mohammed in a good moodAlthough you may often hear the question, "what would Jesus do?", you will never hear anyone ask "What would Mohammed do?" It doesn't matter what the situation is, the answer is always the same: Mohammed would have your throat slit. OK, that's out of the way.

If you read Dean's World recently you might have seen this rant: Question for Michelle Malkin: Does the Conscience of a Conservative Still Exist? where Dean Esmay disagrees with the statement that Islam is incompatible with democracy. Excerpt:
I’m making an open appeal to your conscience, Michelle Malkin, and to the conscience of conservatives everywhere: shouldn’t you start making a distinction between Muslims who hate us and want to kill us, and Muslims who believe in freedom, democracy, and religious tolerance?

Read the rest here.

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Recruiting Nuclear Nerds

Do you think Al-Masri reads blogs? After all he does appear to be recruiting "nuclear "free agents".

We are in dire need of you," al-Qaida in Iraq's leader said in a chilling audio message released Thursday. "The field of jihad can satisfy your scientific ambitions, and the large American bases (in Iraq) are good places to test your unconventional weapons, whether biological or dirty, as they call them."

The fugitive terror chief said experts in the fields of "chemistry, physics, electronics, media and all other sciences — especially nuclear scientists and explosives experts" should join his group's jihad, or holy war, against the West.

Now Islam wants to borrow and steal scientist for terror.Why not? They've done the same for religion, taking from the Torah, The New Testament and the Moon God religions to fit your aims.

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New Terrorist Legislation Approved

The US Senate approved new legislation to deal with accused terrorists.

This comes as no surprise to anyone. The US Senate voted 65-34 on Friday after 10 hours of debate to approve the legislation that provides the rules for the US to interrogate and prosecute alleged terrorists.

"As our troops risk their lives to fight terrorism, this bill will ensure they are prepared to defeat today's enemies and address tomorrows threats," Bush said soon after the Senate approved the legislation.

"There is no question that the rush to pass this bill, which is the product of secret negotiations with the White House, is about serving a political agenda," Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy said.

Perhaps, but first it's about being able to continue to wring information out of terrorists to keep them from executing their plans against us. Priorities are priorities.

Kennedy is right about one thing, which is why the comment from him is inserted here: There is a secret, sort of, buried deep within this bill that we aren't being told about. The Supreme Court declared certain activities to be illegal, felonies, that Bush may have ordered done to detainees. So within this bill is a clause that retroactively back to 9/11, releases him and all who obeyed his orders from any criminal prosecution. In other words, in this bill, Bush pardons himself in advance. Just in case the Democrats take over Congress and decide to go for the same sort of hatchet job on Bush that the Republicans did on Clinton.

The GOP should have long ago shut up about Clinton, as they were only setting themselves up for the inevitable takeover and revenge attacks by the Democrats. Now this is becoming a concern. It's already being said that there are a lot of holes in this bill and it could very possibly be overturned by the Supreme Court. If this happened, Congress would immediately be consumed with the attacking of ex-Pres. Bush and his subordinates, instead of focusing in on the real problems facing America.

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

10,000 Homegrown Jihadis

This spoof on the Home Shopping Network reminds me of the LGF post, "Every One of Them Knows How to Use an AK-47".

Britain has a problem—a huge problem that has been growing for decades, while British authorities worshipped at the altars of unrestricted immigration and willfully blind multiculturalism.

"Intelligence chiefs are warning Tony Blair that Britain faces a full-blown Islamist insurgency, sustained by thousands of young Muslim men with military training now resident in this country.

As police and the security services work to prevent another cell murdering civilians, attention is focusing on the pool of migrants to this country from the Horn of Africa and central Asia. MI5 is working to an estimate that more than 10,000 young men from these regions have had at least basic training in light weapons and military explosives.

A well-connected source said there were more than 100,000 people in Britain from “completely militarised” regions, including Somalia and its neighbours in the Horn of Africa, and Afghanistan and territories bordering the country. “Every one of them knows how to use an AK-47,” said the source. “About 10 per cent can strip and reassemble such a weapon blindfolded, and probably a similar proportion have some knowledge of how to use military explosives. That adds up to tens of thousands of men.”

Well, at least we know where they'll get their weapons.

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Al-Qaida in Iraq: 'Kidnap Westerners', 'Christian Dogs'

From Newsmax:

Al-Qaida's leader in Iraq called for the kidnapping of Westerners to swap for a Muslim cleric jailed in the United States, according to an Internet audio tape issued on Thursday.

"I call on every holy fighter in Iraq to strive during this holy month (Ramadan) . . . to capture some dogs of the Christians so that we can liberate our imprisoned sheikh," said the speaker, identified as Abu Hamza al-Muhajir [aka. Abu Ayyoub al-Masri].

He accused U.S. jailers of "torturing" Egyptian cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman, held over links to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York.

The speaker also called for attacks on U.S. military camps in Iraq using "unconventional bombs such as biological and dirty bombs."

More of the same? The Religion Of Peace celebrating Ramadan. Hmmmm. Holy indeed!

From "How Ramadan Works".

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims gain more than a cleansing of the body and mind. Muslims feel that they are doing the work of getting closer to Allah through prayer, and are becoming more compassionate people by experiencing hunger, learning about the suffering of the poor. The fast of Ramadan is a central experience in the Islamic religion.

So Abu's got it wrong.Caution: Contains video of Al-Masri (the compassionate Muslim) shooting a hostage. You have been warned.

The most compassionate thing a Muslim can do then is not to kidnap Christian dogs but rid themselves of a Muslim pig instead.

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Islamic Group Trumpets Car Dealership Pulling 'Jihad' Ad

"The Ohio chapter of CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, put out a press release on NewsWire about its success in getting a local car dealership not to run radio ads declaring a "jihad" on the car competition and "Fatwa Fridays."

Instead, will the dealership now run "Religion of Peace" Wednesdays?"

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 25 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) said today that proposed "jihad-themed" radio advertisements for a car dealer in that state will not be aired.
The ads reportedly would have proclaimed a "jihad" on the U.S. auto market and offered "Fatwa Fridays" with sales representatives in "burqas" giving free swords to children.

**UPDATED- Related Video from Terror Free Oil.

Now there is a halloween idea!

Meanwhile in Eurabia:

Third Night of Ramadan Rioting in Capital of Europe

It looks as if immigrants youths want to turn nightly rioting during the Islamic holy month of ramadan into an annual tradition. Around 8:30pm last night violence erupted again in Brussels, the capital of Europe. The riots centered on the Brussels Marollen quarter and the area near the Midi Train Station, where the international trains from London and Paris arrive. Youths threw stones at passing people and cars, windows of parked cars were smashed, bus shelters were demolished, cars were set ablaze, a youth club was arsoned and a shop was looted. Two molotov cocktails were thrown into St.Peter’s hospital, one of the main hospitals of central Brussels. The fire brigade was able to extinguish the fires at the hospital, but youths managed to steal the keys of the fire engine.

During the month of ramadan Muslims are required to fast during the day and are only allowed to eat after sunset. As Esther pointed out “What should be noticed about the riots is that they start after sunset. Besides the fact that they start after dark, it also gives the rioters enough time to break their fast and enjoy the traditional family meal. Sunset is around 7:30pm.” Tuesday’s and Monday’s riots began around 8:30pm.

Yep...just like clockwork. CAIR victory statements and Ramadan riots. I guess they can be put on the list with death and taxes. (ie. The only thing for certain is death and taxes...)

The Only Car Deal That Interests Jihadists

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Pay Every Penny Save Israel

What Iran really thinks... of Pepsi.

Islam and Capitalism: are they compatible?

...Jihad Watch recently noted that "[Grover] Norquist, a former Executive Director of the College Republicans and current head of Americans for Tax Reform is, along with his devoutly Muslim new wife, Samah Al-Rayyes, the founder of the Islamic Institute, which advocates the compatibility of Islam with free enterprise and capitalism."

Islam is indeed compatible with "free enterprise" if by "free enterprise" one means the appropriation of economic power, and state money, by those who first inherit, or manage to acquire, political power. It has been noted before that in the Western world, those who first make money but then want something else -- fame, glory – ultimately enter politics. In the Muslim Middle East (and elsewhere as well) the only way to make money, real money, is to seize power, or be in the circle of those who have that power.

Mubarak's Friends-and-Family Plan distributes American Jizyah, taking a large cut for itself -- for the Godfather and company. In Jordan, long-suffering American taxpayers used to pay all sorts of bills for King Hussein, the "plucky little king' who drove around in his sports cars, flew around in his planes, and in the West, in the best hotels, had the most expensive call girls visit him, seriatim. American taxpayers pai, unknowingly, for all of it. In Qatar, there is the family that has taken to describing itself as the "royal" family -- as J. B. Kelly nas noted, these sheiklets of statelets were once called, by the British, simply sheikhs, or in some cases "The Ruler," as in "The Ruler of Bahrain," but now they keep giving themselves promotions so that they are almost all of them now "royalty." Very funny, but not so funny is the way that the Al-Thani family in Qatar, the Al-Sabah in Kuwait, the Maktoum (buying all that New York real estate, on enotes) of the United Arab Emirates, and all the others, including the late Sheikh Zayid and his descendants in Abu Dhabi, appropriate much of whatever statelet they pretend to be the head of through some presumed venerable dynasty.

Of course the most egregious and comical example is that of a country named after a single family by that family: Saudi Arabia, named after the Al-Saud. How much is raked off the top, bottom, and sides (and please, trim the eyebrows as well), by the princes and princelings and princelettes, and all their numerous courtiers and consorts (Khashoggis, Bin Ladens, the lot of "contractors" and "defense consultants" who serve the all-important role of being conduits for bribes to assorted Al-Saud family members, who don't want everything to be official).

Now that's the life...I can see it now Joerabia...nawww!

h/t: Glenn Beck.

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Saddam should be released and sent back to Iraq

That's right. We should release Saddam and let him go back to Iraq AFTER we give him a sex-change operation. As a matter of fact, we could release ALL the Islamic terrorists we have in custody. We'll be very gentle with them - no torture or discomfort. Just give them lots of painkillers, do the sex change operation - let them recuperate with the best nursing care, and then send them home. A few days as a Muslim woman should put out the fire of their Islamic fanaticism.

(I heard that on the radio the other day - but I don't remember what show it was.)

Crossposted at The Median Sib.

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Musharraf's Book Could Free Daniel Pearl's Killers

Pakistan's president Pervez Musharraf's book is getting alot of print and making alot of claims. Now it is to be used as evidence in an appeal case for Daniel Pearl's convicted killers.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - The top al-Qaida operative who masterminded the Sept. 11 attacks either killed or participated in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, Pakistan's president has alleged for the first time.

President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's claims could now be used to try clear one of Pearl's four convicted killers, who is appealing his death sentence, the prisoner's lawyer said on Wednesday.

In his memoirs released this week, Musharraf accused Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is in U.S. custody in Guantanamo Bay, of taking part in Pearl's killing in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, following his kidnapping on Jan. 23, 2002.

"The man who may have actually killed Pearl or at least participated in his butchery, we eventually discovered, was none other than Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, al-Qaida's No. 3," Musharraf wrote "In The Line of Fire," released Monday.

Mohammed has never been officially linked to Pearl's murder, neither during police investigations nor the trial that resulted in four Islamic militants being convicted and sentenced to death for the killing.

But some U.S. officials and Pearl's newspaper, the Wall Street Journal, suggested after Pearl's death that Mohammed had killed him. Pakistan had denied the claims at the time.

On Wednesday, Rai Bashir, lawyer for British-born Pakistani Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, said he will petition the Sindh High Court in Karachi within 10 days to let him introduce Musharraf's book as evidence in his client's appeal case, which began in January 2003.

Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh

Sheikh and three other Islamic militants were convicted in July 2002 for killing Pearl. They have all since appealed the ruling.

Too many Sheikhs and not enough Indians if you ask me. And unfortunately for the world I think Musharraf's book is a fictionalized account meant to inflict harm on the war on terror, and prop up his political aims.

Pervez Musharraf's election prediction at

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British Troops Kill Bin Laden Lieutenant

More on this story. Reuters Article
By Peter Graff in Baghdad
September 26, 2006 04:00am

BRITISH troops in Iraq said they killed one of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's top global lieutenants, who escaped from a US prison in Afghanistan last year.

Omar Faruq was shot dead while resisting arrest during a raid by about 200 British troops in Iraq's second biggest city, Basra, British military spokesman Major Charlie Burbridge said.

US leaders have described Faruq as the top al-Qaeda operative in South-East Asia. He was caught in Indonesia in 2002 and held at a high-security detention centre at Bagram airbase, north of the Afghani capital Kabul, until his escape last year.

“The individual had been tracked across Iraq and was in hiding in Basra,” Major Burbridge said, calling him a “very, very significant man”.

Faruq, once believed to be the main link between bin Laden's followers and the Jemaah Islamiah militant group blamed for bombings in Indonesia, was one of four men who escaped from Bagram in July last year.

Washington did not reveal that he had got away until November, when defence lawyers demanded he be produced as a witness at the trial of a US army sergeant accused of abusing prisoners in Bagram. US officials were then obliged to reveal that he could not testify because he had escaped.

The escape caused embarrassment for Washington, changes to security at Bagram and a massive manhunt in Afghanistan which failed to track down the four prisoners.

Major Burbridge said Faruq was hiding in Basra and not necessarily believed to be operating there. The mainly Shiite southern Iraqi city does not have a large presence of the Sunni militant group al-Qaeda, whose Iraq branch has claimed responsibility for attacks on Shiites.
Omar al-Faruq, senior operative in Southeast Asia and confidant of Osama bin Laden, was to be a witness in a trial of an American Soldier for abuses in Bagram. Does that strike anyone else as absurd? An American Soldier is on trial for abusing prisoners who are in this prison are in this prison because they are top lieutenants in bin Laden's Army. And this guy was going to be considered a witness in the American Soldier's trial.

No wonder four of the prisoners there were able to escape. One wonders if the guards there are loath to do anything to prevent them from escaping. Touching one of them could end up in a court martial.

Another interesting point is that Omar al-Faruq was tracked across Iraq and was hiding out in Iraq. Would that imply that Iraq does, indeed, have something to do with the Global War on Terror?

The following is a summary of his capture, treatment and the information he gave up under interrogation.
June 2002

Omar al-Faruq, a top al-Qaeda senior operative in Southeast Asia, is captured by Indonesian agents after receiving a tip from the CIA. He is flown to the CIA interrogation center at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan where is subjected to months of intense interrogations . “It is likely, experts say, that ... Mr. Faruq [was] left naked most of the time, his hands and feet bound. [He] may also have been hooked up to sensors, then asked questions to which interrogators knew the answers, so they could gauge his truthfulness,” the New York Times will later report. One Western intelligence official will tell the newspaper that Mr. Faruq’s interrogation was “not quite torture, but about as close as you can get.” For three months he is provided with very little food, subjected to sleep and light deprivation, prolonged isolation and temperatures ranging from 100 degrees to 10 degrees. After being softened up, Faruq provides information about “plans to drive explosives-laden trucks into American diplomatic centers [and] detailed information about people involved in those operations and other plots, writing out lengthy descriptions.” [New York Times, 3/9/2003]
Hooah for the Brits for ridding the world of this guy. A job well done.

crossposted at Blue Star Chronicles

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Copy Cat Al-Qaida?

Bomb equipment, al-Qaida literature found in apartment

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Marion County Sheriff's Department arrested a 26-year-old Indianapolis man Friday after they found bomb-making equipment and literature on al-Qaida in his far northside apartment.

Joseph Bagley was arrested on an initial charge of criminal recklessness. He was held Friday morning in the Marion County Jail on $15,000 bond.

Deputies found gas masks, batteries and other bomb components in Bagley's apartment in the 700 block of Lake Nora South Court, according to a police report.

They also found books on Muslim names, understanding United States government documents, and literature on al-Qaida and former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's bomb maker, according to records.

Sheriff's department spokesman Capt. Phil Burton said Bagley admitted to mixing the chemicals "for experimental reasons."

"It disturbs us, based on the things we found in his apartment," Burton said.

Police have not yet found evidence that directly links Bagley to a terrorist group, but Burton said detectives seized computer equipment and compact discs from Bagley's home.

"We'll know more after our cyber-crime unit is able to examine the computer," Burton said.

Federal counter-terrorism experts assisted with the investigation, FBI Special Agent Wendy Osborne said. The case is being left to local authorities to investigate, she said.

"We have no reason to believe that he is a terrorism threat," Osborne said.

No real threat here? The only artifact missing is a Quran. Nonetheless, this shows how very easy it would be to get psychos to be "operatives with Christian names" for the American Hiroshima plan.

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Danish wake-up call on Islam

COPENHAGEN On Sept. 5, the day Danish police arrested nine Muslim suspects in connection with a foiled terrorist plot, a slender book warning of conquest by Islamic fundamentalists in Europe appeared in bookstores here.

"Islamists and Naivists," by Karen Jespersen and Ralf Pittelkow, has since risen to the top of the best-seller list and is causing a sensation in Denmark - in part because the authors are establishment figures previously known for their progressive attitudes toward Islam and integration.

The book is also gaining notice because Denmark, a country celebrated for its fairy tales, is on the front line of the culture wars between Islam and the West following publication in a Danish newspaper late last year of cartoons lampooning the Prophet Muhammad.

The book's main argument is that Europeans who ignore the threat posed by Islamists belong to a new and dangerous tribe of "naivists," a term coined by the authors. This may not sound so radical at a time when the pope has upset the Islamic world by quoting a medieval passage calling Islam "evil and inhuman" and when Islamic terrorist plots have put Europe on edge.

But the book also equates Islamic fundamentalists with Nazis and Communists - a provocative stand on the heels of the cartoon crisis, which strengthened a backlash against immigrants that was already brewing here.

Pittelkow says the new book's publication on the day of the terror arrests, while a coincidence, was a prescient reminder.

"The threat is that the Islamists and their values are gaining ground in Europe, especially among the younger generation," he said in an interview. "They try to interfere in people's lives, telling them what to wear, what to eat, what to think and what to believe. They warn Muslims to create their own societies within Europe or risk disappearing like salt in water."

It's already happening in Britain... Why else could Abu Izzadeen tell the Home Defense Minister, John Reid, "how dare you come into a Muslim area...", with a straight face?

Muslim leaders here have denounced the book, accusing Pittelkow and Jespersen of giving Muslim-bashing a respectable face in Denmark, a country that views itself as a tolerant and open society.

Danish analysts say the book reflects the extent to which skepticism about Islam has invaded the European political mainstream.

"The book is significant because it shows how attacks against Islam are no longer limited to people on the right, but have become acceptable, even fashionable, among people close to the establishment," said Jakob Nielsen, a commentator for the left-leaning newspaper Politiken, which Pittelkow labels "naivist" for underestimating the threat of the Islamists. "The reality is that nobody in Denmark bats an eye anymore when people talk about the threat that Islam poses to Danish values because this is viewed, however wrongly, as a fact of life."

Sad but true. This may soon be said about places like Baltimorabia and Dearbornistan.

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CIA paid Pakistan millions for terrorists

Furious over being bullied by the US, Musharraf tells all in book. [I smell a NYT bestseller already!]

PRESIDENT Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan says that the CIA has secretly paid his government millions of dollars for handing over hundreds of al-Qaeda suspects to America.

The US government has strict rules banning such reward payments to foreign powers involved in the war on terror.

Musharraf does not say how much the CIA gave in return for the 369 al-Qaeda figures that he ordered should be passed to the US.

The US Department of Justice said: “We didn’t know about this. It should not happen. These bounty payments are for private individuals who help to trace terrorists on the FBI’s most wanted list, not foreign governments.”

The revelation comes from Musharraf’s memoir, In the Line of Fire, which began serialisation in The Times yesterday and will further embarrass the White House at a time when relations between the US and Pakistan are already strained.

At home, his political opponents say that the book is Musharraf’s blatant attempt to bolster his own reputation before elections in October 2007 as he has signalled his determination to have another five years in power.

They are also questioning what he intends to do with the reported six-figure sum he was paid by the publishers for his book. More revelations here...

His book also says he resents having an "Islamic Bomb"...

Touchy Touchy! I'm not convinced about whose side this guy is on. I DO KNOW he is CYA'ing with this book and by making deals with the Taliban. He seems a tad too shifty to me. I'll be keeping a close eye on this "ally".

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Monday, September 25, 2006

British forces kill leading terrorist

BAGHDAD, Iraq - British forces shot and killed a leading al-Qaida terrorist Monday more than a year after he embarrassed the U.S. military by making an unprecedented escape from a maximum security military prison in Afghanistan, officials said.

Omar al-Farouq was gunned down after he opened fire on British forces during a raid on his home in Basra, 340 miles southeast of Baghdad, British forces spokesman Maj. Charlie Burbridge said.

Burbridge said he could not comment on whether it was the same man who allegedly led al-Qaida's Southeast Asia operations, citing British policy not allowing him to link an individual to a specific organization.

But a Basra police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity for security reasons, said it was the same man. The officer said al-Farouq entered Iraq three months ago, was known to be an expert in bomb making and went by the name Mahmoud Ahmed while in Basra.

Al-Farouq and three other al-Qaida suspects escaped from Bagram, in central Afghanistan, in July 2005, but the Pentagon waited until November to confirm his escape. The delay upset Indonesia, which had arrested al-Farouq in 2002 and turned him over to the United States.

"We had information that a terrorist of considerable significance was hiding in Basra. As a result of that information we conducted an operation in an attempt to arrest him," Burbridge told the AP by telephone from southern Iraq. "During the attempted arrest Omar Farouq was killed, which is regrettable because we wanted to arrest him," Burbridge said.

A one way ticket to Allah...firing on a British patrol raiding your home. Well, Al-Farouq... seen any virgins (without horns and tails) yet?

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A Muslim speaks in favor of the Pope

The following was left at Right Truth as a comment on "Christianity and Islam - the difference". I think it is an excellent article and hope you will read it. You can read about the author, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis, here.

Benedictus XVI may not be right, but today's Muslims are islamically wrong!

The wrong question is: "Did Benedictus XVI insult Islam and Muslims?"

The correct question is: "Are today's Muslims entitled to protest, and to what extent can they be taken as the true 'custodians' of the system preached before 14 centuries by Prophet Muhammad?"

(first published in:

Less than a year after the deplorable 'Cartoons War', a false debate is reproduced in front of a multi-confused international community. The wrong question is: "Did Benedictus XVI insult Islam and Muslims?" The correct question is: "Are today's Muslims entitled to protest, and to what extent can they be taken as the true 'custodians' of the system preached before 14 centuries by Prophet Muhammad?"

Written by a Muslim, this protestation against the disreputable representatives of modern Muslim countries and against their pathetic attitude as regards Pope Benedictus' references to Manuel Paleologus may give to Western readership an insightful of the tyrannized societies of Islamic Terror. Few can protest, when Fear reigns and misinformation matches with detrimental lack of education and culture, behavioural barbarism, and political intolerance. Few Muslims live in (and therefore can appreciate) democratic societies in which reference to does not necessarily imply acceptance of someone,

Pathetic Muslim ignorance of Manuel Paleologus

This is the point to start with. Before speaking about the Pope's excerpts, idiots and quasi-illiterate politicians of the misery and the most immoral hypocrisy, like the Turk Salih Kapusuz, deputy leader of Premier Erdogan's party, and the Egyptian Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the Egyptian Foreign Minister, should have studied for an hour or two who Manuel Paleologus was. In Turkey there are specialized Byzantinists, so the task would be easier for the former: just ask before saying idiocies. (Read the rest here)

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"A Friend Of The Devil Is A Friend Of Mine" quote the Grateful Dead.

From Random Thoughts at TROP:

Los Diablos? In reality, we suspect that former terrorist Robert Mugabe is laughing because he can't believe that anyone actually respects him.

When Mugabe took over Zimbabwe in 1980, two Zimbabwean dollars could buy one American. Now it takes 258,000. Unemployment is at 80%, and one out of four people are starving in what was once the breadbasket exporter of Africa.

More importantly, political opponents and journalists have been jailed, tortured and executed in Zimbabwe. Tens of thousands of innocents were slaughtered at the hands of Mugabe's ruthless "Fifth Brigade." Ruling party corruption has destroyed the country along with the futures of generations of Africans who deserved better.

The UN gives demagogues like Mugabe, Chavez and Ahmadinejad the pretense of respectability and the opportunity to make noise like little boys banging on garbage cans. The people who suffer most from this, however, are not those demonized by their rhetoric, but rather those whom they claim to represent.--[TROP:]

You can tell a man by the company he keeps, Mr. Chavez.

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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Big Ben Laden

Police to brief Muslims before terror raids.

I can understand this is an attempt to sooth the fears of Muslims regarding profiling and Islamophobia. But I still dont know if this is such a good idea. Especially when they listen to guys like Abu Izzadeen.

In a recent video he told his audience:

“In the UK no fighting takes place yet, but don’t be fooled, the time will come to you brothers . . . fighting is so close at hand.”

He adds: “You prepare yourself now and when the hard time comes you are ready to defend yourself; you are ready to die for the sake of Allah.”

Does anyone remember “Taqiyya”?

An example of “Taqiyya” would be the insistence of a Muslim apologist that “of course” there is freedom of conscience in Islam, and then quoting that Qur’anic verse -- “There shall be no compulsion in religion.” But the impression given will be false, for there has been no mention of the Muslim doctrine of abrogation, or naskh, whereby such an early verse as that about “no compulsion in religion” has been cancelled out by later, far more intolerant and malevolent verses. In any case, history shows that within Islam there is, and always has been, “compulsion in religion” for Muslims, and for non-Muslims. The “compulsion” for Muslims comes from the treatment of apostasy as an act punishable by death. And though “dhimmis” are allowed to practice their religion, they do so under conditions of such burdens and restrictions that many, not as an act of conscience but rather as a response to inexorable Muslim pressure, have converted (or “reverted”) to Islam.

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Russia's Putin jailing bloggers, killing journalists

Things in Russia seems to be going downhill fast. Vladimir Putin is not turning out to be the person President George W. Bush thought he was. It's Vlad vs. Vlad. Bloggers arrested and tried as criminals, professional 'hits' put on journalists. Disagreeing with Putin can be dangerous to your health in Russia. Also, it seems that Islam and Muslims are Putin's new best friends.

Trial0 The Moscow News reports that the editor of the Russian blog Kursiv (pictured) is now on trial for criminal charges as the result of writing an article referring to President Putin as his nation's Phallic Symbol. The Committee to Protect Journalists has protested the outrage. If La Russophobe were in Russia, apparently she'd be under arrest now too -- and who knows who else. Welcome to the Neo-Soviet Union! (emphasis mine)source

More on the blogger and 12 reporters who have been murdered:

To protest Vladimir Putin's actions in arresting and prosecuting a blogger who dared to satirize him as Russia's "Phallic Symbol," La Russophobe has cancelled the "Sunday Funnies" feature for today. The blogger, Vladimir Rakhmankov, publisher of Kursiv, is one of Neo-Soviet Russia's first true dissidents and a symbol both of tremendous courage and the depths to which Neo-Soviet Russia has sunk.

Vladimir Putin looks like a penis!

If La Russophobe were publishing from Russia, she'd be in jail now for writing that. Think about it. What kind of country is Russia?

And let's not forget that this blogger is getting off easy so far. The Committee to Protect Journalists says that 12 reporters have been murdered in contract hits since Putin took power and not a single killer has been brought to justice. (emphasis mine) source

In "Some Days the Bear Eats You" from Gates of Vienna, Baron Bodissey says:

An alert reader in Russia drew my attention to a Mosnews article from last week. It seems that Russian President Vladimir Putin recently paid a visit to Chechnya an billed himself as a friend and protector of Islam:
Putin Calls Russia Defender of Islamic World -- Russia is the most reliable partner of the Islamic world and most faithful defender of its interests, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in Chechnya’s capital Grozny. Putin unexpectedly visited the war-ravaged republic to speak in the local parliament that opened for its first sitting on Monday.

“Russia has always been the most faithful, reliable and consistent defender of the interests of the Islamic world. Russia has always been the best and most reliable partner and ally. By destroying Russia, these people (terrorists) destroy one of the main pillars of the Islamic world in the struggle for rights (of Islamic states) in the international arena, the struggle for their legitimate rights,” Putin was quoted by Itar —Tass as saying, drawing applause from Chechen parliamentarians.

If President Bush is to be believed, Russia is “a reliable partner in the War on Terror.” Do I smell a conflict of interest here? Can a “reliable and consistent defender of the interests of the Islamic world” also combat Islamic terrorism effectively under all circumstances?

A related story reports that the Russian parliament has voted to grant amnesty to Chechen terrorists. If a “militant” quits a recognized terrorist group and surrenders his arms, no further questions will be asked. (more)

Other Russian worries: The State Department sharply criticized a recent move by the Russian government to curb a major Western oil-and-gas-investment project in Siberia, saying it put in doubt Moscow’s willingness to honor major energy deals with foreign investors, The Washington Times reported Saturday.

While countries like China discourage pregnancies, Russia is offering incentives for Russians to have more babies (sounds like Muslims).

In a move clearly aimed at encouraging more births in this country, a top government official has come up with a plan to re-introduce the long-abandoned childless tax in Russia. [snip]

The country’s population is declining by at least 700,000 people each year, leading to slow depopulation of the northern and eastern extremes of Russia,... (more)

According to a Fox News report, Russia is also offering incentives like new refrigerators and new cars to couples who will give birth to more children.

I guess that's fine as long as they are not bloggers or journalists who oppose any of Putin's programs.

Originally posted at Right Truth

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Iraqi PM calls for unity during Ramadan

BAGHDAD,Iraq-Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki called Sunday for Iraqi Shiites and Sunnis to use the Islamic holy month of Ramadan to put aside their differences and end sectarian violence, a day after a retaliatory bombing killed dozens of Shiites in the capital.

A disagreement over the day Ramadan begins showed the depth of differences between the country's two major Muslim sects. Sunni Arabs began observing Ramadan on Saturday, while Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, declared the start of Ramadan to be Monday.

The bombing in the Shiite slum of Sadr City killed 38 and wounded 42 as they stocked up on fuel for Ramadan, days after the U.S. military warned that sectarian bloodshed could worsen during the holy month.

In a statement, al-Maliki pleaded for unity.

"We are all invited to make use of these days to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood and avoid anything that could hurt the social fabric of the Iraqi people," al-Mailiki said. "Iraq is living in a very sensitive and historic period."


AP Television News footage from the city's morgue showed medics working to identify the severed heads of 10 Iraqi soldiers that were tossed into a crowded market in nearby Beiji by unidentified gunmen Saturday.

Nearby was the covered body of police Col. Ismaiel Chehayyan, killed by gunmen while breaking the Ramadan fast at a friend's house. And the list goes on...

"Holy" Ramadan. I don't get it. You know the Catholics and the Eastern Orthodox don't agree on when Easter begins. But you don't see them killing each other in fits of rage.

Steve at Sweetness and Light says, "get them an almanac".

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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Iraq Al Qaeda Chief In Execution Video

Terror Chief Purportedly Appears As Executioner Of Turkish Hostage

(AP) CAIRO, Egypt The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq has purportedly appeared in video as the executioner of a Turkish hostage — making his first appearance since taking over the group in June — according to a statement posted with the recording on the Internet.

The items were posted Friday night just after Iraq announced that Ramadan would begin Saturday. The statement said the recording, the authenticity of which could not be independently verified, was "old," but gave no other indication about when it was made.

Three men masked in red and white scarves stand behind the hostage who is seated on the ground wearing a tan shirt.

The man in the middle, identified by the accompanying statement as al-Masri, criticizes companies and people working with the U.S. military. "Although we have urged Muslims around the world and in Turkey, in particular, ... they insist, including this apostate," al-Masri said in Arabic, reading from a piece of paper.

The hostage reading from a statement in Turkish, translated into Arabic by subtitles, identifies himself as Murad Buger, an employee of a Turkish company subcontracting for a Jordanian company that provides services to U.S. military bases.

"I have seen the injustice of the Americans with my own eyes but I stayed for few dollars," Buger says, adding, "torture is intensifying in Abu Ghraib (prison)."

He then urges Turkish companies to withdraw from Iraq.

Al-Masri then shoots Buger in the head three times.

Welcome to the videodrome, al-Masri [translated-coward]. Nice script for your victim.

Also from Cairo:

An al-Qaida-linked group posted a Web video Saturday purporting to show the bodies of two U.S. soldiers being dragged behind a truck, then set on fire in apparent retaliation for the rape-slaying of a young Iraqi woman by troops from the same unit.

The Mujahedeen Shura Council - an umbrella organization of insurgent groups, including al-Qaida in Iraq - posted another video in June showing the soldiers' mutilated bodies and claiming it killed them. It was not clear whether the video posted Saturday was a continuation of that footage, or why it was released.

The footage also appeared the same day previously released video was posted again, showing the man purported to be the new leader of Al-Qaida in Iraq execute a Turkish hostage.

If described accurately, the images would be the first of Abu Ayyub al-Masri to be released since the group announced he had succeeded Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who was killed by a U.S. air strike in Iraq on June 7.

Both videos appeared just as Sunni Muslims in Iraq began Ramadan, the Islamic holy month. U.S. officials have warned attacks could intensify during Ramadan.

Oh yeah! Happy Ramadan. It's not like you can just light a candle or something....

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Tougher Stance At Guantanamo

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - The military is toughening a new jailhouse for suspected al-Qaida and Taliban militants to protect guards after a spate of attacks and evidence that detainees have organized themselves into groups to mount uprisings, officials said.

The hardening comes as U.N. human rights investigators are calling for closing the entire detention center on this remote U.S. base. But with the war against terror groups dragging on, commanders say they have no choice in dealing with men deemed enemy combatants.

Events in recent months have made Guantanamo officials extremely wary:

• Detainees lured guards into a cell in the prison's Camp 4 by staging a suicide attempt in May, then attacked with fan blades and broken pieces of fluorescent light fixtures, the military says. Defense attorneys say the clash was sparked when guards tried to search prisoners' Qurans.

• On June 10, three detainees in Camp 1 committed suicide. Navy Rear Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the jail, described it as a coordinated protest action — "not an act of desperation but an act of asymmetric warfare against us."

• Guards recently discovered detainees in Camp 1 were dismantling faucets on sinks, removing long, sharp springs and reinforcing them into stabbing weapons, Army Lt. Col. Mike Nicolucci said. Camp 1 has been emptied of detainees while new faucets are installed, with inaccessible springs.

From July 2005 through August, the military recorded 432 assaults by detainees using "cocktails" of bodily excretions thrown at guards, 227 physical assaults and 99 instances of inciting or participating in disturbances or riots.

"What we have come to assess is these detainees — these terrorists — are still fighting a battle," said Army Brig. Gen. Edward A. Leacock, deputy commander of the detention operation. "They're not on the battlefield but ... they're still continuing to fight to this day."

Leacock said hard-core al-Qaida and Taliban detainees have established a hierarchy of "military guys, religious guys ... the muscle guys, and they all have a role inside the camps."

The goal is to coordinate attacks on guards or organize disturbances, Leacock said in an interview with journalists from The Associated Press and three foreign news organizations Wednesday.

"There are people in the camps — we have identified them — that continue to try to foment problems within the camp," Leacock said. "Our effort is trying to preclude them from developing the plans that will cause ... any kind of uprising."

Now, someone tell me who is torturing who? How many times do you think one of our soldiers would get away with this stuff in their custody? This is why our soldiers are the world's finest...even if the whole world shows contempt for them.

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Irritable Bowel Jihad

Just for laughs:

Sometimes the titles of blog posts are enough to just grab ya! These recent ones do in all the wrong ways...

Osama: Death by diarrhea?
Reporting Bin Laden's rumored death by a waterborne disease.

I Always Knew Nation of Islam Farrakhan Was A Pain In The Ass.
Addressing Minister Louis Farrakhan's anal ulcer.

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The Black Wind Of Death

From the paper "Deterrence Now 2" by guest writer Leonard Magruder of Vietnam Veterans For Academic Reform.

Following are three basic but contrasting interpretations as to the cause of Islamic terrorism.

1) "Root causes" is the problem.

The first is from the book "Warrant for Terror" by the noted Israeli strategist, Shmuel Bar.

"It cannot be ignored that the lion's share of terrorist acts and the most devastating of them in recent years have been perpetrated in the name of Islam. This fact has sparked a fundamental debate both in the West and within the Muslim world regarding the link between these acts and the teachings of Islam. Most Western analysts are hesitant to identify such acts with the true teachings of one of the world's great religions and prefer to view them as a perversion of a religion that is essentially peace-loving and tolerant. Their "root-cause" explanations include political causes (the Israeli-Arab conflict); cultural causes (rebellion against Western cultural colonialism or decadence); and social causes (alienation, poverty). While no public figure in the West would deny the imperative of fighting the war against terrorism, it is equally politically correct to add the statement that, for the war to be won, these grievances pertaining to the root causes of terrorism are justified and should be addressed. An interpretation which places the blame for terrorism on religious and cultural traits, they claim, runs the risk of being branded as bigoted and Islamophobic."

2) U.S. forces in Muslim lands is the problem.:

A second interpretation is found in an analysis of the most comprehensive collection of data on terrorism by professor of political science Robert A. Pape of the Univ. of Chicago in his recent book, "Dying to Win."

"With data from more than 430 suicide attacks we now know that these individuals are not mainly poor, desperate criminals, or uneducated religious fanatics but are often well-educated, middle-class political activists. Terrorism is not primarily a product of Islamic fundamentalism. 95% of suicide terrorist attacks occur as part of coherent campaigns organized by large militant organizations with significant public support. Every suicide campaign has had a clear goal that is secular and political to compel a modern democracy to withdraw military forces from the territory that the terrorists view as their homeland."

3) Islam is the problem.

The third interpretation is from "An End to Evil", by former CIA analysts David R. Frum and Richard Perle.

"The terrorists kill and will accept death for a cause with which no accomodation is possible. That cause is militant Islam. Moreover, these beliefs are not really confined to a radical fringe, but infect even ordinary Muslims. Even though it is comforting to deny it, all the available evidence indicates that militant Islam commands wide support , and even wider sympathy, among Muslims worldwide, including Muslim minorities in the West. The roots of Muslim rage are to be found in Islam itself. While there are multiple terrorist groups, the common element of Islam makes the threat monolithic.The ideology that justifies the terrible crimes of Hamas and Hezbollah is the same ideology that justifies the crimes of al-Qaeda. The result is an unlimited threat to dominate the world through Jihad.This strain seeks to overthrow our civilization and remake the nations of the West into Islamic societies, imposing upon the whole world its religion and its law.


Here are four items reported in the news recently that show the danger America faces from Islamic Jihad. From terrorist groups, but also entire Muslin nations issuing threats.

al Qaeda, in a statement claiming credit for the Madrid bombing, March 11, 2004:

"We announce the good news for Muslims in the world that the strike of the black wind of death, the expected strike against America, is now in its final stages - 90 percent ready - and it is coming soon.") note: Why "good news for Muslims ?" Because they know that the vast majority of Muslims secretly or openly approve of a campaign of terror against "infidels." )

WorldNetDaily recently reported this:

"Top U.S. government officials are contemplating what they consider to be an inevitable and much bigger assault on America, one that is likely to kill millions, destroy the economy, and fundamentally alter the course of history. According to captured al-Queda leaders and documents, the plan is called "American Hiroshima", and involves the multiple detonation of nuclear weapons already smuggled into the U.S. ."( Note: The terrorists hope to ruin America in one blow. Multiple cities simutaneously could do it, as would an electromagnetic pulse attack.)

WND-Washington - .James Woolsey, former director of the CIA, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in February that Iranian President Ahmadinejad , who is close to Hezbollah, says he knows of 29 sites in the U.S. and the West and is ready to attack in order to "end Anglo-Saxon civilization." An Iran campaign to recruit suicide bombers registered 55,000 ready to carry out attacks against two targets, "the infidels occupying Iraq, and Israel ," in a fight against "global blasphemy."- that is, all non-Muslims.

"Osama bin Laden now has religious approval to use a nuclear device against Americans." Michael Scheuer, the former head of the CIA unit charged with tracking down bin Laden, told Steve Kroft on "60 Minutes" Sunday, (November 14, 2004) . "Even if bin Laden had a nuclear weapon, he wouldn"t have used it for a lack of proper religious authority, authority he now has." The approval found that bin Laden was perfectly within his rights to use them, to kill up to four million Americans, two million of them children."

Two comments - First - these items hint of horrendous destruction, far greater than 9/11 and must be taken very seriously, second - the idea that God has given bin Laden permission to murder 2 million American children should give anybody an insurmountable problem with Islam. In the light of this threat, no plan can be considered "too radical." We must take no chances with insanity like this. It is this convergence of religion and murder that has rightly placed all civilized nations on high alert.--[L.M.]

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A Leader Of Al-Qaida-Linked Terror Group Arrested

Catch Of The Day!

BAGHDAD, Iraq A leader of Ansar al-Sunnah, a group linked to al-Qaida in Iraq that responsible for kidnappings and beheadings, has been captured by Iraqi and U.S. forces, the prime minister's office said Saturday.

Muntasir Hamoud Ileiwi al-Jubouri and two of his aides were arrested in Muqdadiyah, 90 kilometers (56 miles) northeast of Baghdad late Friday, Brig. Qassim al-Mussawi, spokesman for the General Command of the Armed Forces, told The Associated Press.

The Sunni militant group has claimed responsibility for numerous suicide attacks, the August 2004 execution of 12 Nepalese hostages and a December 2004 explosion at a U.S. military mess hall in Mosul that killed 22 people. Believed to have been an offshoot of another group, Ansar Al-Islam.

Ansar al-Sunna is part if the Mujahedeen Shura Council, an umbrella organization of insurgent groups — including al-Qaida in Iraq — that was co-founded by the late Jordanian-born terrorist mastermind Abu Musab aal-Zarqawi.

Great! Now he'll get whats coming to him-- according to our kind and gentle policy that's three square meals (halil at that), five times for prayer and eight hours of sleep a day. Dang I don't even get that!

AllahPundit and Michelle Malkin point out that this is a bigger story than the Osama is dead rumor! I'd be nice but the rumor is unconfirmed. All the same, Carol at The Median Sib has an idea where he's headed!

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Friday, September 22, 2006

When In Rome do as Muslims Do

muslim cab drivers refuse to pick up drunk ridersUSA Today - Airport Check-in: Fare refusals in Minnesota, Excerpt:
9/18/2006 Minneapolis-St. Paul is concerned that its taxi service is deteriorating. Citing their religious beliefs, some Muslim taxi drivers from Somalia are refusing to transport customers carrying or suspected of carrying alcohol. It started with one driver a few years ago, but the average number of fare refusals has grown to about three a day, says airport spokesman Patrick Hogan. "Travelers often feel surprised and insulted," he says. "Sometimes, several drivers in a row refuse carriage."

Taxi drivers and officials from the airport, taxi companies and the Muslim American Society are discussing how to address the issue. Partly out of concern that taxi drivers might be citing religion to avoid short-distance fares, the airport is now forcing drivers who refuse a fare to go to the end of the line for waiting taxis. It is not a popular decision among drivers, Hogan says.

The airport is expected to propose today that drivers who wish to avoid alcohol-toting passengers change the light on their car roofs, possibly to a different color. Hogan says the move will help let airport employees and customers know which taxis serve alcohol-carrying passengers. Drivers refusing a fare won't have to go to the end of the line. "Airport authorities are not in the business of interpreting sacred texts or dictating anyone's religious choices. ... Our goal is simply to ensure travelers at (the airport) are well served."

Today it is alcohol, soon it will be women who do not wear a veil, tomorrow it will be Jews. That dhimwitted line about "Airport authorities are not in the business of interpreting sacred texts" is beyond dhimented. How does it "ensure travelers at the airport are well served" when it is obvious that those travelers are not served at all. What is the poor traveler to do if the entire line of cabs is filled with Muslim? Rent a car? But shouldn't we be concerned that drunks will be driving instead of being driven?

Rest of the story at Planck's Constant

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