February 28, 2009
Daniel Pearl's Father Fearful Of Anti-Semitism On Campus
It's bad enough that the Pearl family had to live through the savage beheading of their son by alQaeda. Mr Pearl now faces growing anti-Semitism at UCLA's Westwood campus.
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Jewish students and faculty at California universities fear for their safety on campus because of threats aimed at them over the Middle East conflict, the father of a slain Wall Street Journal reporter said Friday.Mr Pearl has nothing to do with "Human Rights and Gaza", Hamas does. Their followers/sympathizers hate Jews.
Judea Pearl, whose son, Daniel Pearl, was kidnapped and killed by al Qaeda extremists[terrorists...ed] while on assignment in Pakistan in 2002, told reporters at a news conference that anti-Semitic e-mail and verbal threats have escalated since Israel's three-week invasion of Gaza in January.
"I received hate messages (after a recent panel on "Human Rights and Gaza") from someone at UCLA who did not identify himself and said, 'I saw you in Ackerman Union and I know where your office is and I'm going to beat the (expletive) out of you,'" said Pearl, who teaches computer science on UCLA's Westwood campus. "I handed it to the campus police, and they did not do anything."
Why the campus police did nothing says a lot about the school. Appease the Hamas sympathizers and to hell with the Jews.
h/t Robert Spencer
Related: Anti-Semite Joseph Cohen aka Yousef al Khattab posts Daniel Pearl Parody on YouTube
Gay Muslim Film (81 min.)
(Ithaca, New York) A feature documentary about homosexual Muslims, A Jihad for Love, will be shown at Ithaca College at 7 PM on Monday, March 2nd.
The screening is free and open to the public.
(UPDATED) Comedy of Errors: Obama Tax Vetter Has Problems
White House general counsel Gregory Craig has seized control of Obama's vetting process after a series of nominees with unpaid taxes. But his wife's business may also have avoided taxes. Who vets the vetter?Why, some Obama stooge, of course!
UPDATE: You know it's bad when everyone breathes a sigh that the tax vetter for the President's people isn't another a tax fraud.
The Conception of Atlas Shrugged
Interesting tidbit here from the archives of the New Individualist:
One evening after the publication of The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand was on the phone, discussing her disappointment over early sales with author Isabel Paterson. Paterson suggested that Rand stop trying to offer her radical ideas in fictional form, and instead write a nonfiction treatise. Rand disagreed.
“No, I’ve presented my case in The Fountainhead,” she said. “If [people] don’t respond, why should I wish to enlighten or help them further? I’m not an altruist.”
But Paterson argued that Rand had a duty to write nonfiction, because people needed her ideas. Rand responded angrily.
“Oh, they do? What if I went on strike? What if all the creative minds of the world went on strike?” She added: “That would make a good novel.”
When she hung up the phone, her husband, Frank O’Connor, said: “It would make a good novel.”
They talked about it all night—and by morning, she had decided that the theme of her next novel would be "the mind on strike."
Video: Chicago Tea Party
February 27, 2009
Yes, we know.
Update by Howie: Comments are back on theads created before JSkit effed it all up. The rest are returning an error. Do new posts work? We'll see I guess.
JSkit couldn't find their ass with both hands.
Enemy Combatants: Obama vs Bush
The Justice Department charged "enemy combatant" Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri for his alleged role in terrorist activities, according to a source familiar with the case.Civilian courts will be our downfall in the GWOT. Thanks but no thanks to the Obama administration's form of justice.
A federal grand jury unsealed the indictment Friday, after handing it up a day earlier in a federal court in Illinois.
The two-page indictment alleges that al-Marri provided material support for terrorism, but it doesn't address how he is believed to have broken the law and aided terrorists[...]
Charging al-Marri indicates a major shift from the Bush Administration, which insisted that he should face a military tribunal and stay out of the civilian court system.
Al-Marri and his legal team have challenged his detention, insisting that he has been subjected to torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment[...]
New York University's Brennan Center, which is representing al-Marri, says on its Web site that they have "long argued that America's criminal justice system can and should handle cases in which individuals are accused of terrorism."
We are now re-entering September 10th, 2001 mindset.
Man Suffering from Crazy Ethiopian HIV Positive Jihadi Syndrome Sent Obama His Blood Via USPS
Er uh wow....Via FOXNEWS:
A man from President Obama's hometown of Chicago has been arrested for allegedly sending Obama and his staff envelopes containing HIV-infected blood, in the hopes of killing or harming them.These aren't the Crazy Ethiopian HIV Positive Jihadis we're looking for. Move along.
It's only the second time ever that HIV-infected blood has been sent with malicious intent through the U.S. mail system, a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said.
In the weeks leading up to Obama's inauguration, Saad Hussein, an Ethiopian refugee in his late 20's, sent an envelope addressed to "Barack Obama" to offices of the Illinois government in Springfield, Ill., according to court documents. The envelope contained a series of unusual items, including a letter with reddish stains and an admission ticket for Obama's election-night celebration in Chicago's Grant Park. Court documents said Hussein, who takes drugs to treat a mental illness, later told FBI agents he is "very sick with HIV" and cut his fingers with a razor so he could bleed on the letter....
....This is not the first time law enforcement officials have had to take Hussein into custody. He was arrested by police in 2006 after starting a fire in the middle of a crowded Chicago intersection. When officers arrived on the scene, he was waiving the Koran in the air and yelling "Allah Akbar," or "God is Great" in Arabic. Court documents said he was transported to a hospital, where he called President Bush a terrorist and criticized American foreign policy.
Hat Tip: Jammie Wearing Fool.
Miracle of Allah!!! "Unbeliever Dead vs Believing Dead"
No disbeliever can explain the amazing miracles of the shaheed’s physical body. Why then do they continue to resist accepting Islam? If Science cannot explain how the dead body of a Muslim fighter is entirely different from the dead body of any disbelieving fighter, then what makes you non-Muslims doubt in Islam?Followers of Inshallashaheed truly believe dead body parts of martyrs have a sweet smell of incense. This is Sammy's way of brainwashing the followers of Allah. He blogs from mommies basement to convert Muslims to extremism, all the while in the safety of mommie & daddie's home.
BeJebus! Obama Picks Charles W. Freeman For Intelligence Advisor
I just received the following notice making the Chas Freeman appointment official:Rusty from his earlier post on the matterThe Director of National Intelligence has selected Charles W. Freeman, Jr. as the Chairman of the National Intelligence Council (NIC). The Chairman of the NIC will report to the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis (DDNYA) and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)....As discussed over the last few days Ambassador Freeman is not just Anti-Israel, his views go way beyond the range of normal, even for an opponent of the Jewish State.
The problem with Charles “Chas” Freeman as chairman of the National Intelligence Council National Intelligence Council has nothing to do with his company doing business with the bin Laden's.... it's with his political orientation.Like saying the Indians were Muslims and so forth?
Gee, I wonder when his current press secretary leaves who he might pick next?
Maybe Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid?
Democrat Looter Government Intends To Bankrupt Coal Industry
Next on Obama's chopping block of Hope-n-Change? Coal power. As Charles notes, he's just keeping a campaign promise. Actually, Biden the dunce and Obama said completely the opposite things on the campaign trial, pretending to be all things to all people.
Ten bucks says that within three years, there will be regular, rolling brownouts due to the lack of power "green" energy is supplying. In a prolonged recession from raised taxes. With several trillion in deficit spending.
I'll give Vice Duncident Biden credit - he once remarked at a campaign event that it wouldn't initially appear that he and President O-Jesus would be doing the right thing once in power.
He was right - it doesn't appear they're doing the right thing at all. It appears that way because they aren't doing the right thing and they know it. If one grants that premise, you are left with few other alternatives to consider other than they're either really, really stupid, or they're doing this on purpose.
I don't know which scenario I detest more.
Pardon me while I laugh
I'm sorry, but what part of "all the funding for Bill's library came from the Gulf where no Jews have lived since the Mohammedans murdered them all 1,400 years ago" do these 'leaders' not understand?
Fact is that Clinton is a pretty good fit at State, seeing has how they have been dead set against the existence of Israel since forever.
A Somali perspective on the radicalization of Somali youth via the Internet:
americanchronicle.com - Mahdi Haile - February 26, 2009
They turn to the Internet for religious advice, but fall prey to Shabab websites and radical views.
We have learned that Somali youth who are in search of a advice, or want to know more about what is happening in their country specially during the Ethiopian invasion or searching "pure" form of Islam have been turning to the Internet for answers — and along the way stumbles onto websites of Alshabab glorifying Jihad and suicides and videos, some of them slickly packaged with music and songs like MTV-style editing, that detail Somalis suffering under Ethiopian occupation.
Their anger stoked, their worldview becomes increasingly skewed as they links up with others in cyberspace who share their sentiments. Before long, they become convinced that they must support the cause of violent jihad, of Alshabab or holy war — and a full-fledged "extremism" is born.
In the immediate aftermath of 911 the main threat was from established terrorist networks — such as Al Qaeda and its allies, including the Al shabab.
Now, The FBI filed offices around the country, including those in Minneapolis, are increasingly concerned with the dangers of indoctrinated Somali youth who one of them blew himself up in Somalia. However there is also self-radicalization that we need to look at it too.
The urgency of the issue was underlined by FBI Director Muller He revealed in that, FBI is investigating the disappearance of dozens of young Somali Americans who authorities fear may have been recruited by a terrorist group. But some were radicalized what they found in Internet and Somali youths were found to be searching what Alshabab are doing in Somalia. The Shabab do their contacts and fund rising in recruitment and financing — all over the Internet.
And as the Center For Somali Solutions expert noted in their Press releases, the complex situation in Somalia need to be looked at. and Shabab and other extremist be pursued and eliminated. the authority must shut down their websites otherwise, we will not resolve this issues any time soon.
Ironically, the process of self-radicalization usually begins with the best of intentions on the individual's part. A young Amal Mohamed who works with the Center For Somali Solutions would say that. her and many of her friends turned to the Internet in their quest for religious knowledge and spiritual well-being.
We are In the era of open access to information, the idea of religious knowledge being regulated in a class is wishful thinking. While acknowledging the Somali' plight during the Ethiopian invasion. now we have a government led by Moderate Skikh Sharif. The Ethiopians are no longer in Somalia. now Al Shabab and other extremist is the enemy. Somali youth were attracted by Al Shabab and radical ideas purveyed in the mass media, particularly over the Internet. They had expressed sympathy with the cause of extremists to varying degrees. Therefore, we need to educate the youths. We need to tell them that it is not necessary for them to go and fight.
Smokers in America to Pay for Middle-Class Welfare
Obamamessiah gave me 8 bucks a week after he took 12 bucks a week to pay for someone else's insurance. Net household loss of 4 bucks a week.
I get to start paying on April 1st. Ironic isn't it?
I must admit I'm feeling quite "stimulated" at the moment.
State Security forces recently managed to acquire what they described as a "treasure trove of information" from an Al-Qaeda recruiter caught while he was on his way back from Iran using a forged GCC passport. A security official said that the suspect, a former military officer identified only as MSAA, had been placed under close covert surveillance for more than two years. They added that the man has confessed to playing a major role in recruiting young men in Kuwait and other GCC nations to join the Mujahideen in Afghanistan.
Blogged from a bar dangerously close to SOCOM HQ, and not by accident, and because I CAN:
* means "cool" in Jawa-ese
My Mentor Taught Me Everything About The Force
The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.
"Americans United For Change" Smear Ad
One of many of George Soros funded groups. Video was uploaded today.
 AUC is a "liberal, labor-funded group" previously known as Americans United to Protect Social Security, according to FactCheck.org. 
Brad Woodhouse is President of Americans United for Change, communications director for USAction, and listed as a press contact for Americans Against Escalation in Iraq.
AUC's "chief mission ... for the next two years is to amplify the progressive message - to contribute to a grass roots groundswell for progressive policies. Progressives need to redefine 'common sense' - by reasserting the primacy of the traditional progressive values that resonate with most Americans" and "define for the American people what Progressives stand for - both our policies and programs and our fundamental values."
Pushing dear Leaders agenda.
Update: If you feel so inclined post your comment at YouTube vid site here. Even the competition so to speak.
February 26, 2009
Yemen: the True, the Sad and the Bizarre
The US State Department released its 2008 report on Human Rights Practices today, so of course I was interested in the Yemen report. I have to say they nailed it. To follow are one liners:
- Enforcement of the law was irregular and in some cases, particularly those involving suspected security offenses, was nonexistent. Ouch!
-Other unauthorized private prisons reportedly existed at the National Drug Company, the Yemen Television Corporation, the MOI, and the Ministry of Religious Guidance.
-According to HRW, among those released in August are former (ed- government appointed) mediation committee member Shaikh Salih al-Wajman, who had been jailed at the MOI for two years.
-In June 2007 the government suspended the text message news service sponsored by Women Journalists Without Chains (WJWC). The head of WJWC, Tawwakul Karman, unsuccessfully appealed the decision. The government instead suspended all text message news services, eventually restoring all except those of WJWC and the Islah-affiliated Nass Mobile Service. Karman staged sit-ins throughout the summer of 2007 in an attempt to overturn the ruling.At year's end WJWC's news text message service remained suspended, despite a parliamentary order allowing it to be reestablished, according to WJWC.
-There were no new government cloned newspapers during the year.
-On March 30, a sit-in in Dhale' of more than 200 young men protesting the lack of acceptance of southerners into military service was broken up by security authorities with live bullets and tear gas.
-Unlike the four previous years, the government allowed the people of Saada to celebrate Ghadeer Day, a holiday celebrated by some Shia. However, media outlets reported that government officials used the occasion to arrest individuals allegedly associated with the Houthis.
-(This has been irking me since 2005. Some things are hard to wrap your head around as an American, forced conversion among them.) The government also... reassigned some imams who were thought to espouse Shia ideology or Zaydi doctrine, replacing them with Shafi'i or Salafi preachers---There were credible reports that authorities banned publishing of some materials that promoted Zaydi-Shiite Islam.
-Local NGOs also alleged that deceased citizens were registered as voters.
-The headquarters of the Union for Popular Forces was seized by armed men and the party was forcibly recreated under dubious circumstances.
-Many government officials received salaries for jobs they did not perform or multiple salaries for the same job.
-The rape victim was often prosecuted on charges of fornication after the perpetrator was set free...According to the law, a woman may not refuse sexual relations with her husband; accordingly, spousal rape is not criminalized.
-The MOHR announced in April 2007 it was launching a nationwide hotline to receive complaints on abuses of human rights; it was unclear how many domestic violence cases the MOHR hotline received. Hotline service was interrupted due to technical difficulties.
- The MOI and PSO tolerated and unofficially facilitated prostitution and sex tourism through corruption for financial and operational gain.
-Most women had little access to basic health care.
-The government lacked the political will and necessary resources to ensure adequate education, health care, and welfare services for children.
-Women's groups reported FGM rates as high as 90 percent in some coastal areas, such as Mahara and Hodeida
-Two inflammatory government newspapers, Al Dostor and Akhbar Al Youm, continuously published propaganda for the purpose of slander and incitement to discrimination or violence.
- CHF 2007 estimated that approximately 52 percent of male children between the ages of 10 and 14 were in the workforce, compared to 48 percent of female children in the same age group.
-Local observers reported that half or more of the fighters involved in armed conflict between the al-Osaimat and Harf Sufian tribes in Amran governorate, which broke out in November, were boys ranging from 12 to 15 years of age.
Really a good report, comprehensive and accurate, Kudos to State.
San Francisco Welcomes Unrepentant Domestic Terrorists, Applause Ensues
William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn make an appearance at a San Francisco bookstore. Little did the enthusiastic crowd know they were infiltrated by someone with common sense and a camera. Zombie has the full report here.
CBS Tries To Discredit Home Grown Jihad Documentary
Instead of opening their eyes and thoroughly investigating, CBS chose to discredit the documentary
Despite the documentary’s use of government documents and reports funded by the government, Sheikh Gilani’s own words and videotape, and on-site interviews, CBS News quickly put out a five-paragraph article on the night of the premiere, which somehow required three reporters according to the byline, in an attempt to discredit Homegrown Jihad, and in the process doing us the favor of discrediting themselves. Boasting of their investigative prowess, the article opens with “CBS News has obtained a copy of the trailer,” giving us an early glimpse into how little actual reporting CBS News decided to do.
Armed with a keyboard so they could type “Homegrown Jihad” into YouTube’s search box and an anonymous official, CBS went to work writing an article that should give hope to every journalism student who failed out of school and still dreams of a job at a major news station.MSM sucks testes.
CBS then says that “officials” say the film is not credible, quoting one as saying its purpose was just to “upset and inflame people.” “No current intelligence exists to suggest any threat connected with this group, which officials describe as ‘wannabees’ and not terrorists,” the report says.
If CBS had its way, you’d dismiss Homegrown Jihad based on the words of an anonymous official with an anonymous agenda, sleeping soundly knowing that Jamaat ul-Fuqra are just “wannabe” terrorists, but not actual terrorists — a statement akin to reassuring a housewife that her husband only wishes he could be abusive, but lacks the strength to do so.
Ironically, on YouTube, the sole tool that CBS used to do its research for this article, there is an investigative piece by one of CBS’s own affiliates about one of the group’s sites in Tennessee. Not only did CBS fail to call the Christian Action Network for comment and request further documentation and fail to even bother to watch the film, but CBS didn’t even check its own reports on the topic.
Ohio al-Qaeda Member Christopher Paul, Sentence to 20 Years
American-born Christopher Paul — who went by the names Abdul Malek and Paul Kenyatta Laws — was sentenced in federal court in Columbus on charges of conspiring with others to use a weapon of mass destruction, the Justice Department said.
The weapons in question were explosive devices the DOJ says Paul planned to use against targets in the United States and Europe.
He also was charged with providing material support and resources to terrorists.
Huh? "Big Brother" Obama Supporters On The Internet Are Watching You
These idiots are even posting names, license plate numbers, etc. of anyone who dare speak mean of the Messiah or who they perceive as a danger. Note to self, investigate thoroughly
While the Obama-led Democrats control the future of the United States of America, the grassroots on the Internet (The Obama Forum) are in the process of turning in “enemies of Obama”, including the parents of children who are Obama supporters.Damn crazy people.[some] These is gonna be a long four years.
Obama supporting children have actually posted their parents’ names and addresses on the Obama Forum. (here).
In all of its searches, Canada Free Press (CFP) has found no comment from any official in the Obama administration repudiating the Forum.
The Obamaforum.com instructs people to “Report Anti-Obama Sentiment By Your Coworkers and Peers (here) and more[...]
Update: It's a parody? Upon further reading [see above] the posts...yup, some avatars and comments are very racist in nature. You want to do a parody? Leave out the racism. I am not a fan of Obama as most know---but---racism sucks testes.
Michal Yon Interview
The only CPAC related anything I'm linking -- Ed interviews Michael Yon.
Why this interview and nothing else from CPAC? Yon is kind of a hero to me and sour grapes. I'm not at CPAC, ya lucky bastards.
Oops, UK Admits Role In Renditions To Afghanistan
The UK has repeatedly denied any involvement in the US program of extraordinary rendition, where illegally detained terrorism suspects are flown in secret to countries where they could face torture.Muslim outrage to follow in 5...4...3...2....
But now it says two men detained in Iraq in 2004 were transferred to US custody and were then transported to Afghanistan, where they remain.
The British Government says it has been reassured that they have been treated humanely.[Of course they were..ed]
In the House of Commons, the Defence Minister apologised for past incorrect answers given to MPs.
Steven Crowder Vid: PETA Protests KKK Like Actions of ... Dog Shows?
Steven Crowder's latest video on the lunacy of PETA.
4 Americans & 5 Turks Perished In Dutch Crash
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends affected by this terrible tragedy.
A Dutch mayor said Thursday the nine people killed when a Turkish Airlines jet slammed into a field near Amsterdam's main airport are five Turks and four Americans.
Haarlemmermeer mayor Theo Weterings said the names of the victims will not be released until the bodies have been formally identified. It was not immediately clear how long that would take.
Iran: Test Run Is Completed For First Nuclear Power Plant
Goody, Russian Engineers have been so helpful to Iran
BUSHEHR, Iran (AP)—Iranian and Russian engineers carried out a test run of Iran’s first nuclear power plant Wednesday, a major step toward starting up a facility that the United States once hoped to prevent because of fears about Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.Obama needs to step up the diplomacy, it doesn't appear to be working at this time.
Washington has worried that Iran would turn spent fuel from the plant’s reactor into plutonium, which could then be used to build a nuclear warhead, and U. S. officials have pressured Moscow for years to stop helping Iran.
MSNBC: The Party Of Ideas Has Become The Party Of Beavis & Butthead
"1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" host David Shuster was slamming Louisiana Governor Jindal for his rebuttal to Obama's glorious, devine address to Congress.
Newsbusters The anchor gleefully recounted an attack by liberal New York Times writer Paul Krugman: Reading from Krugman's column, he recited, "The intellectual incoherence is stunning. The party of ideas has become the party of Beavis and Butt-head." Agreeing with the juvenile insult, Shuster added, "Beavis and Butthead? Well, Krugman didn't say which one Jindal is. Nonetheless, all of us at '1600' agree with the larger point."Here's to you Shuster and Krugman:
GITMO: Shocka!! Attorney General Holder Has Conflict of Interest?
Vetting sucks in this administration. It has been nearly non-existent.
It seems Holder was:
[A]a senior partner with Covington and Burling - a white-shoe DC law firm that devotes considerable pro bono time to defending the Gitmo detainees. The job paid $2 million a year, and he expects to collect a like amount this year as part of his separation package.
No wonder Holder is in a hurry to shut it down.
Rusty Humphries: What Hollywood Gets Wrong About Darfur
George Clooney wasn’t at the Oscars Sunday night. Where was he? Apparently, Clooney was in Darfur - and he was planning to report back to President Obama about his trip. So far, so good; there are many issues in Darfur that need to be addressed right now. There’s only one problem: Clooney and the Hollywood phonies don’t want to address the real problems in the region.
If you’ve ever heard my radio show (which is heard on 260+ radio stations as well as XM and Sirius), you know that I respect intellectual honesty. If Harry Reid does something right, I praise him. When George W. Bush was wrong, I showed little mercy. But being fair-minded doesn’t mean spreading criticism equally. When I watch the left engage in their politics, it is more often than not wrought with intellectual dishonesty, for which I have little patience[...]
Last year, I decided to find out the truth about Darfur. I had the opportunity to go to the region to help with humanitarian aid. It was an eye-opening, horrendous experience.
First, the history you won’t hear from Clooney and his ilk. Darfur is a region in Sudan. About 30 years ago the Arab Muslims in the north decided they that wanted to implement Sharia law throughout the entire country. The problem was that there are a lot of people in Sudan who aren’t interested in Sharia law: the folks in the south are generally black Christians. So the Muslims started a war in which about 2 million people were killed or displaced.Be sure and read it all.
The Arabs in the north enslaved many of the blacks from the south — a barbaric practice which continues to this day. Today, the war is at a stalemate. South Sudan is working on a cession plan. The citizens of southern Sudan are much poorer than those in the north because oil revenues tend to be given much more freely to those who follow Mohammad.
But not everyone who follows Mohammed gets a slice of the pie. As the fighting in the south began to subside, the desperately poor people in the region known as Darfur - largely black Muslims — wanted to get some help too. Oil was found in Darfur, and the black Muslim citizens of Darfur asked the Arab Muslim government in Khartoum if they could share in the newly-discovered oil wealth.
The Arab Muslim government answered quickly and forcefully: hell no! And because the black Muslims in Darfur had the nerve to question their Arab Muslim brothers, they were declared kuffar - ingrates and rejecters. The Arab Muslims labeled them less than human, which means that they are now allowed to be slaughtered and enslaved.
OC Man Discussed Jihad, Domestic Terror: CAIR Angered
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is angered over a case revolving around the arrest of the brother-in-law of a top Osama bin Laden lieutenant in Southern California's suburban Orange County. Ahmadullah Sais Niazi is accused of lying to immigration officials about his relationship with al Qaeda and other Islamist terror groups.
The LA Times revealed today that an informant for the FBI dropped the dime on Niazi and, as I predicted, it looks like Niazi was up to far more than simply failing to disclose trips to Pakistan. The informant, Craig Monteilh, posing as Farouk Al-Aziz, infiltrated several Orange County mosques and became friends with Niazi.
Monteilh claims that:
Niazi befriended him and began to lecture him about jihad, gave him lessons in bomb-making and discussed plots to blow up Orange County landmarks.Pretty outrageous, eh?
"He took me under his wing and began to radicalize me," Monteilh said....
Special Agent Thomas J. Ropel III testified at a bail hearing for Niazi that the defendant had been secretly recorded by an informant while initiating jihadist rhetoric and threatening to blow up abandoned buildings.
[And] attacks on Orange County shopping centers, military installations and court buildings.
But this is CAIR, so you're pretty much already prepared to learn that their outrage had nothing to do with an alleged terror sympathizer among them. What outraged CAIR?
Ayloush said he was "100% sure" that Monteilh was the informant in question and expressed anger and disappointment that the FBI would infiltrate mosques. He accused officials of trying to entrap innocent Muslims, noting that Monteilh has been convicted of grand theft and forgery in the past. He said Muslims had worked hard to develop a partnership with the FBI -- and had been assured by J. Steven Tidwell, then assistant director in charge of the Los Angeles field office, at an Irvine forum in 2006 that their mosques were not being monitored. Now, Ayloush said, he has doubts about future relations with the FBI.Let me reiterate what we know about the Niazi case (assuming the indictment and testimony against him by a federal agent are true):
"This is religious profiling at its worst," Ayloush said about the FBI operation.
--That Niazi lied on multiple occasions about his relationship with leading al Qaeda figures.
--That Niazi had contact with al Qaeda and other groups after becoming a naturalized US citizen.
--That the FBI has audio recordings of Niazi initiating conversations in which he discussed jihad and acts of domestic terror in California.
And CAIR is more worried about religious profiling than, you know, the terrorism thing?
This In Focus magazine article suggests that some Muslims in the community already suspected that Craig Monteilh, aka "Farouk Aziz", was a government plant but reported him to the FBI anyway as a possible terror supporter.
In fact, this would seem to confirm my earlier suspicions that the "Ahmed Niazi" mentioned in the In Focus article mentioned above is, in fact, the accused Ahmadullah Sais Niazi. You'll notice the article has Niazi surprised that "Farouk Aziz" was so open in his support for violent jihad. It also suggests that Niazi was one of those who suspected Monteilh was an informant (never trust the white convert guy) thus giving him motivation for what could be a shoot-first accusation.
Sure, sometimes informants have mixed motives and their information must be taken with that in mind. But if informants may not always be telling the whole story, the same goes double for those accused of a crime. Like, maybe, someone accused of being connected to al Qaeda.
It's actually kind of refreshing to know that CAIR is willing to help the FBI root out al Qaeda supporters -- even if they aren't willing to help root out those that support other terrorist organizations, such as Hamas or Hezbollah.
But it's also discomforting to think that they hold the mindset that any surveillance of people attending mosques constitutes some sort of ill conceived government plan to frame Muslims.
The last time I checked the vast majority of terrorists and their supporters weren't attending the local Unitarian-Universalist church. Where the hell would CAIR like the FBI to go looking for terrorists, at the dog track?
Of course we should have informants in mosques. If we don't, then we're wasting a lot of resources looking in places less likely to have actual terrorists.
It doesn't mean that the vast majority of American Muslims aren't patriotic secularists who are horrified at the thought of Islamist governance or of terroristic tactics to bring that governance. It just means that the sub-group -- terrorist supporters -- are likely to be found within that larger groups -- Muslims.
If Muslims don't like that than I'd suggest the problem is with the tens of millions (literally) of other Muslims who directly and openly support terror. This is not a misperception based on bigotry, this is how Muslims around the world describe themselves.
Deal with it you crybabies at CAIR.
The second observation to be made here is that Niazi hasn't been formally accused of being a terrorist himself or of planning terrorist acts. He's been accused of lying and filing false statement. The AG's office, it seems, is well aware of the problems presented by an entrapment defense. That's why, apparently, they aren't going after Niazi for anything other than is what is easily provable in court. You go for the low-hanging fruit.
So, why is CAIR so concerned about allegations made at a bail hearing and why is the LA Times devoting so much of their space trying to impeach an FBI informant who's testimony may not even enter into evidence at trial? Who stopped informing, by the way, two years ago.
The Times article reads like a CAIR press release. Seriously. They describe Dr. Amin al-Haq -- a wanted al Qaeda terrorist (who may be dead, inshallah) -- as:
an Afghan militant who fought the Soviet occupation of the 1980s with a U.S.-backed Islamic resistance force that now is branded an Al Qaeda affiliate.The Times makes him seem like just another anti-Soviet mujahideen rather than as someone on OFAC's asset freeze list
It seems to me that the LA Times, like many liberal rags, is more concerned with multicultural sensitivity than it is to the threat of terrorism. More concerned with insensitive words and deeds than with sticks and stones ... and car bombs. The latter being far less likely to offend but slightly more likely to, ya know, kill you.
Governor Jindal vs Gaffe-Prone VP Biden
Biden, a gift that keeps on giving:
How in the hell is don't mess with Joe going to oversee a damn thing if he can't get figures correct?
Maybe that is why Hopey One Kenobi chose him..
Tax Fraud By Michelle Obama?
For years, the press excoriated Nancy Reagan for borrowing clothes and jewelry from designers. Yet Michelle Obama has been doing the same thing — without any outcry from the media.Rules for thee, but not for me.
Accountants say that the first lady’s practice of borrowing both clothes and jewelry raises major tax and disclosure issues, not to mention ethical questions.
“The transactions are clearly taxable,” says Richard Rampell, a Palm Beach, Fla., accountant whose clients include several of the island’s billionaires. “The designers are indirectly paying Michelle Obama to go and display their wares. And they get a huge economic value for it, just as if they were paying a model to do this. If they are paying her in this indirect way by lending her their clothes, then she is actually performing a service for the designer, and she should have to recognize as income whatever the value is of the clothes that she got.”
While some articles in the press have reported that the clothes or jewelry were given to her free of charge or lent to her, none has criticized Obama or compared her practices with Nancy Reagan’s. Instead, the articles have swooned over her fashion sense.Heh. A lie here, a lie there, and pretty soon you're talking about the Obama Administration.
“All Hail the Leader of the Fashionable World” was the headline on a Jan. 21 Washington Post story. In the 14th paragraph the story mentioned that the diamond earrings had been lent to Obama. The story quoted Katie McCormick Lelyveld, the first lady’s press secretary, as saying she paid for her inauguration clothes. But a subsequent Feb. 12 New York Times story quoted the designers themselves as saying they did not charge the Obamas.
The Newsmax article is pretty lengthy and well-sourced, so read it all.
Taliban Gift to Obama: Headless Corpse
The Taliban send President Obama a message of hope and change:
TALIBAN militants beheaded an Afghan in Pakistan's lawless tribal region after accusing him of spying for the United States, local police said today. The 35-year-old man was kidnapped one week ago and his body found today in Razmak some 65km south of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, an official said...An interesting sidenote to this is that yesterday we found a number of prominent jihadi forums hotlinking images of gruesome beheadings. The comments were all positive.
"Whoever spies for the US will face the same fate. This is a gift to (US President Barack) Obama," the note said.
When we replaced those images with softcore porn, the forum users were horrified.
Images showing Mujahideen beheading civlians: praise Allah! Images showing a little cleavage: shock, horror, and outrage!
CQ: Obama Omnibus Pork Bill Has Earmarks for both Him and His Inner Circle
Funny how items show up in spending bills without any notice — like an earmark for a president who promised not to seek any.Evil,
President Obama, who took a no-earmark pledge on the campaign trail, is listed as one of dozens of cosponsors of a $7.7 million set-aside in the fiscal 2009 omnibus spending bill (HR 1105) passed by the House on Wednesday.
How do the O-bots square their Prez saying one thing and doing completely the opposite? "He has such style" isn't working anymore, so I'm interested to hear the latest rationalization of bald-faced lies and hypocrisy on the part of the Speechgiver in Chief.
Hitchens: One must take a stand.
Totten explains what went down on a Beirut street when he, Jonathan Foreman, and Christopher Hitchens were attacked by Lebanese Nazis:
“The SSNP,” I said, “is the last party you want to mess with in Lebanon. I’m sorry I didn’t warn you properly. This is partly my fault.”
“I appreciate that,” Christopher said. “But I would have done it anyway. One must take a stand. One simply must.”
Publishers Clearinghouse Taxpayer Clearinghouse "Bailout Prize Patrol"
h/t Michelle Malkin
Hope/Change! Palestinians Greet Mitchell With Rocket Attacks!
Ahhh the more things change the more they stay the same eh?
Via Bloomberg: Feb. 26 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell met with Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni in Tel Aviv for talks on the peace process, hours after two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip struck the country’s south.This is the Umteenth breech of the cease fire by the Palestinians, world outrage over this in 5 4 3 2 never.
Livni told reporters before the meeting that she and Mitchell would discuss an international conference March 2 in Egypt on aid and reconstruction efforts for Gaza. The visit to Israel is Mitchell’s second since he was appointed by President Barack Obama to help broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. Mitchell will protest to Israel over obstruction of the aid, Haaretz reported, citing unidentified U.S. officials.
“Israel believes that we must provide for the Palestinians’ humanitarian needs without helping Hamas, which is a terrorist organization in control of Gaza,” Livni said.
Dutch/Iraqi Roadside Bomber To Pleade Guity to conspiring to Murder U.S. Citizens
Wesam al-Delaema, 36, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington on charges that include conspiring to murder U.S. citizens and possessing a destructive device during a crime of violence. Delaema, who was born in Iraq, is scheduled to plead guilty before U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman, according to a brief docket entry made in the case yesterday.Image credit: Slate.
Channing Phillips, a spokesman for the federal prosecutors handling the case, declined to comment. Delaema's attorney, federal public defender Robert L. Tucker, could not be reached. Delaema can back out of any deal before it is approved by Friedman.
He was arrested by Dutch authorities in May 2005 and extradited to the United States in early 2007.
Israel Apartheid Juice Hate Fest Week March 1st thru 8th
Will University of Toronto cancel this anti-Semitic pro Hamas rally once again? (Note: link from the rectum of the internet)
Update: In comments WriterMom gave link to UofT canned Palestinian solidarity group's plans: activist Ah gee, how sad.
Sponsors below fold:
Israeli Apartheid Week Toronto is organized by: Students Against Israeli Aparthied U of T (a working group of OPIRG), Students Against Israeli Apartheid York, and Student for Palestinian Human Rights Ryerson.
Israeli Apartheid Week Toronto is endorsed by the following organizations:
* Canadian Arab Federation * Palestine House * Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid * Caribbean Studies Student Union (UofT) * Equity Studies Student Union (UofT) * Health Studies Student Union (UofT) * CUPE Ontario International Solidarity Committee * CUPE Local 3907 * CUPE Local 3903 * CAW Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy * Not In Our Name: Jewish Voices Opposing Zionism * Critical Area Studies Collective (UofT) * Centre for Middle Eastern Studies * No One Is Illegal * Ontario Coalition Against Poverty * Always Question (UofT) * Canadian Forum for Justice and Peace in Sri Lanka * Barrio Nuevo * NOCOPS (Newly Organized Coalition Opposing Police in Schools) * Women in Solidarity with Palestine * Common Cause * Faculty for Palestine * Palestine House Youth Program * Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance-Ontario * Toronto Women's Bookstore * SPHR National * Latin America Solidarity Network * CUPE 1281 * OPIRG-York * Educators for Peace and Justice * Teachers for Palestine * Niagara Coalition for Peace * The Toronto Haiti Action Committee * Coalition Venezuela We Are With You (CVEC) * International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) * Toronto New Socialists * Ryerson Students' Union's Equity Issues Committee * Arab Students' Association (Ryerson) *
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Taxes Will Be Raised On Middle Class, Despite Obama's Lying
Obviously, the new collectivist overlords were either high or skipped out of Econ 101, 102 and 103.
[...] Let's not stop at a 42% top rate; as a thought experiment, let's go all the way. A tax policy that confiscated 100% of the taxable income of everyone in America earning over $500,000 in 2006 would only have given Congress an extra $1.3 trillion in revenue. That's less than half the 2006 federal budget of $2.7 trillion and looks tiny compared to the more than $4 trillion Congress will spend in fiscal 2010. Even taking every taxable "dime" of everyone earning more than $75,000 in 2006 would have barely yielded enough to cover that $4 trillion.No problem. The Democrats will just pass a law "mandating" that businesses be profitable. It's always worked like that in the past, so why doubt it now?
Fast forward to this year (and 2010) when the Wall Street meltdown and recession are going to mean far few taxpayers earning more than $500,000. Profits are plunging, businesses are cutting or eliminating dividends, hedge funds are rolling up, and, most of all, capital nationwide is on strike. Raising taxes now will thus yield far less revenue than it would have in 2006.
Shorter O-bots: "You don't scare us with your "numbers" and "failed policies of the past." We're gonna take your money, destroy your health care system, cripple your economy permanently, tie the next three generations of Americans with unpayable debt, pay off our political cronies, and you're gonna LIKE IT. YES WE CAN!"
Maybe all of these eeeeevil fatcats paying over 60% of all taxes should just go Galt and get jobs as burger flippers. What's the point in using your mind to create wealth, jobs and prosperity if some degenerate thug is just going to claim he has a "right " to it because of the "needs of society," point a gun at you from Washington and take it?
When you destroy the profit motive, little lambs of government, you destroy the society. And you've been warned.
Sales of Atlas Shrugged Soaring Under Looter Government
I doubt Democrats thought that getting a choke-hold on Washington and holding the private economy hostage would reinvigorate sales of Ayn Rand's masterpiece. It's one of the top books on every collectivist's book-burning list.
No time like the present to arm yourself with the finest moral defense of capitalism and indictment of collectivist machinations ever written.
I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but if you don't think you're ready to dive into the world of Atlas Shrugged (whose portrayal of politicians and their various crimes committed in the name of "social concern" unfortunately reads more like nonfiction), it's time to stop putting it off.
"Cry Me a River" or Something Like That
Michelle Malkin's weekly column following up on ACORN is here. Here's a nice quote about one of ACORN'S victims of teh evil bankers.
But a look at court and real estate records exposed the truth. Edward Ericcson, Jr., a reporter for the independent Baltimore City Paper discovered that the “victim” — who took out a full mortgage with no down payment on a house she couldn’t afford — looks more like a predatory borrower. And amazingly, Peterson lived in the home more than year without paying rent or mortgage.As Rusty says, "Always read Michelle first."
“The online court and land records show that Peterson closed on the house on Nov. 3, 2006, with two loans from Washington Mutual. The main mortgage, for $436,000, had a starting interest rate of 8.5 percent, adjusting in December…The second loan, often called a “piggyback,” totaled $109,000 with an interest rate of 11.25 percent…Those two payments together would have totaled $3,386.17 per month.
....she made at most one payment on the house....
February 25, 2009
Note to eHadis: Stop. Hotlinking. Jawa. Or. U. Will. B. PWNED!
Attn eHadis at Hanein and al-Falojah forum: Stop hotlinking or we will continue to replace images with goatse, Quran desecration, and porn.
They were reminiscing about the good ol' days when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and his gang of thugs were roaming around the Iraqi countryside beheading every foreigner they could get their hands on.
You have been OWNED.
We can't show screenshots of some of the more vulgar images we swapped out.
Or can we??
Update: That goes double for you muslm.net (anonymoused)
Update: Muslim.net took down the thread, But here's what it looked like.
It was hillarious! We had fun Google translating the Arabic into stuff like, "God's forgiveness, ask forgiveness of God, ask forgiveness of God!!! Raise the supervisors to see!"
Here's the rest...
Thanks to The Old Man on the Mountain.
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Sorry, I won't show the goatse image I swapped out for the beheading victim that Figo Zidane 101 and the crew were jacking off to. I have to have some standards....
FBI Raids Offices of Iranian Born Head of Univ Florida Nuclear Power Institute
Rhew would not comment on the target of the investigation, but University of Florida spokesman Steve Orlando says the FBI was in the office of professor Samim Anghaie, the Iranian-born director of the institute.Thanks to Mrs. Abe Froman.
UPDATE: Probably nothing to see here:
on behalf of NASA....Like I said, I've never met a Persian in the US who didn't have nothing but contempt for the present regime.
An official with knowledge of the investigation said the case involves allegations of financial impropriety. ...
A member of the Bahai faith, he applied for asylum in the U.S. on the basis of Iran's persecution of the religion, according to immigration documents in his UF personnel file.
UPDATE 2/26 PM: Yup, NASA fraud investigation. Thanks to Angela.
This is the website of the Innovative Nuclear Space Power and Propulsion Institute:
The Innovative Nuclear Space Power and Propulsion Institute (INSPI) at the University of Florida is funded through several government and private industry research grants and contracts to conduct fundamental and applied research in areas related to application of nuclear power in space. Founded in 1985, INSPI research covers a broad range of activities including feasibility analysis for ultracompact nuclear power reactor concepts as well as experimental and theoretical research to establish the fundamental properties of high temperature materials and processes used in space power reactors.
NYSlimes: Spray Your Tag On West Bank Wall
For a price, you can have graffiti sprayed on the West Bank wall
RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - It could turn out to be the world's longest graffiti space -- the massive concrete barrier separating Israel from the Palestinians.Of course the monies won't go to support Hamas:
Over the Internet, a group of Palestinian graffiti artists is offering to spray-paint your personal message on Israel's towering security wall in the occupied West Bank.
It costs 30 euros ($40) per message and they can be as solemn or wacky as you want. Everything goes, except for obscene, offensive or extremist hate speech. Clients get three digital pictures of the finished product[...]
But with its slit-eyed watchtowers and burgeoning Palestinian protest graffiti, it is already reminiscent of the hated Berlin Wall, which divided the German capital for 28 years before it was torn down 10 years ago.[Nice, comparing to Berlin Wall]
Organizers stress that revenue does not go to buy weapons for the Palestinians. It is intended to support grassroots social and cultural projects in the West Bank.From the Send a Message:
1) You pay (€ 30), Palestinians sprayHow nice of the Slimes to promote this.
2) You get 3 digital pictures by e-mail
3) Pictures can also be sent to a friend
Senator Boxer: Let The UN Dictate How Parents In The US Should Raise Their Children
Slippery slope here
Barbara Boxer is urging the U.S. to ratify a United Nations measure meant to expand the rights of children, a move critics are calling a gross assault on parental rights that could rob the U.S. of sovereignty.Wiki:
The California Democrat is pushing the Obama administration to review the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, a nearly 20-year-old international agreement that has been foundering on American shores since it was signed by the Clinton administration in 1995 but never ratified. More...
United StatesYes, children should have rights but, having the UN dictate is dangerous.
Main article: US ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
The United States government played an active role in the drafting of the Convention and signed it on 16 February 1995, but has not ratified it. Opposition to the Convention is in part due to what are seen as potential conflicts with the constitution and because of opposition by some political and religious conservatives.
The two reasons often given for the US Senate not ratifying the Convention were that the State of Texas allows children to be given the death penalty, which the Convention would not allow, and that it would undermine parents' rights.
The Heritage Foundation sees the conflict as an issue of national control over domestic policy. President Barack Obama has described the failure to ratify the Convention as 'embarrassing' and has promised to review this.
h/t Yid with Lid
Good News: Al Qaeda Sympathizer and in-law of Top bin Laden Lieutenant Makes Bail in CA
As we've noted before the formal charges against Ahmadullah Sais Niazi are multiple counts of lying to immigration officials, falsely filling out immigration forms, and the misuse of passports. No big deal, right? There must be millions of others in the US guilty of the same.
It's the substance of the lies and false statements that the key here: Niazi failed to disclose that he was related to one of Osama bin Laden's top lieutenants, al Qaeda's security coordinator Dr. Amin al-Haq, and that he had traveled to Pakistan after 9/11 to meet with al-Haq and other Islamist terrorists.
Over the strong objections of the government, a federal judge in Orange County agreed to grant bail Tuesday for the brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden's alleged security coordinator in a case that is stirring debate about the FBI's use of informants....The judge claimed Niazi couldn't help who he was related to, which is true enough. A lot good people have bad relatives. But when your relative is accused of being part of Osama bin Laden's inner circle isn't it incumbent on you to either a) cut off all contact with him; or b) actively help in apprehending him?
Niazi is not charged with terrorism, but Assistant U.S. Attorney Deirdre Eliot told Nakazato that searches of his home and computers yielded evidence that he sympathizes with terrorist groups and has ties to men who are globally designated as terrorists.
We're not talking about a cousin who grows pot in his basement, we're talking about information that could assist in the apprehension of the world's leading mass murderer.
We had a few readers who mentioned they lived just down the street from Niazi in Tustin. Isn't it heartwarming to think he's back in his house?
Ahmadinejad Meets With Obama's Cousin In Kenya
Ooops, wrong photo...darn you Mongol.
Click image above for more on that story.
Ahmadinejad declared that relations between the regime in Iran and Kenya are improving after the meetings.
Maybe Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga will put in a good word for his cousin so we all can become one big happy nuclear family.
"It's for energy", Ahmadinejad keeps insisting.
Light the Smoking Lamp
(Lehigh Acres, Florida) During the last six months, a nonprofit organization, Cigars for Service, has sent more than 7,000 cigars to members of the armed services on overseas assignments.
According to Cigars for Service leader Chuck Ley, a cigar is a sign of peace and camaraderie.
Oddly, I haven't heard of any outrage from the anti-smoking crowd.
Maine: Coffee Shop Goes Topless
Town has less than 5,000 people and 200 customers showed up on opening day.
Mexican Officials Live in Texas
(El Paso, Texas) In September 2008, it was announced that the Director of the Chihuahua (Mexico) State Police, Saul Hernandez, actually resided in El Paso and crossed the border daily to carry out his duties in Ciudad Juárez.
Hernandez not only didn't live in his jurisdiction, he didn't even live in his own country. The situation was allowed to exist for "reasons of security."
Along the same lines, it's now reported that the mayor of Juárez, Jose Reyes Ferriz, has moved his entire family to El Paso for safety reasons.
"We received information that the Juárez mayor lives in El Paso, and that possibly they were going to come to El Paso to get him," Carrillo said [El Paso Police Detective Carlos Carrillo].Curiously, since officials must head for the hills when elected or appointed, it's easy to contend that the outlaws are actually governing the city of Juárez and the State of Chihuahua. Meanwhile, there's no reason to assume that the outlaws will be deterred by an international border.
"He has not asked us for our help, but it's our duty to protect any resident of our city who may be under threat."
Juárez police said written threats against Reyes Ferriz and his family were left in different parts of Juárez after the police chief, Roberto Orduña Cruz, resigned Friday. The threats were written on the kind of banners and posters that the Juárez drug cartel has used to send messages to police and others.
Poll of Muslim World Gives Few Reasons for Hope
A new poll from World Public Opinion pretty much confirms everything we thought we knew about the Muslim world: that while not directly supporting al Qaeda, large majorities of Muslims around the world support many of al Qaeda's goals, hate the US, are clamoring to replace secular repression with religious repression, are paranoid conspiracy theorists, and have no problem with killing US soldiers.
The full report is here.
The good news, of course is that large majorities in Muslim countries reject killing American civilians. But that's about where the good news begins and ends.
The worst news? Support by Muslims for attacks against American civilians has actually increased over the past two years.
This is true even in so-called "moderate" countries, like Indonesia where 5% of the population think civilians are legitimate targets for attack and another 8% have mixed feelings about attacking civilians. What's 5% of 237 million people? That's over 10 million terror supporters living in Indonesia alone, with another 19 million of their neighbors who might not feel inclined to turn them in should they ever decide to go on a killing spree.
A related question showed -- with the exception of those asked in Egypt -- that support for killing American civilians working in Muslims countries is even greater than support for killing American civilians in the US. A full 18% of Palestinians either directly support killing Americans living in the Middle East or had mixed feelings about the prospect.
Hooray two-state solution!
That number was 22% amongst our NATO "allies" in Turkey. I wonder if the Obama administration will continue with the suicidal US foreign policy goal of pushing for Turkey's admission into the EU?
Making the case for admission into the EU even more problematic is that:
Attacks on civilians in Europe are not viewed differently from attacks on civilians in the US. Egyptians, Indonesians and Pakistanis all rejected such attacks by majorities: 85 percent in Egypt, 72 percent in Indonesia, and 51 percent in Pakistan.Despite the spin, this means that 49% of Pakistanis don't reject the notion that European civilians are fair game.
49% of 173 million people!
The one bright spot in this section is that those who see attacking civilians as ineffective (not wrong, just tactically ineffective) seems to be on the rise.
Let's move on to the next graphic of hope-n-change.
Though, to be honest, wanting the US out of the Middle East might be confluent with al Qaeda's short term goal, it does not mean that Muslims support removing US from Muslim countries for the same reason. Muslims in these countries know its an al Qaeda goal, but it's probably likely that the reason they want the US out has to do with nationalistic and anti-imperialist sentiments.
The data shows that only tiny minorities in most countries surveyed want a long-term US presence in the Persian Gulf.
But how about al Qaeda's long-term goals?
The long-term goal for Islamist governance held out by al Qaeda’s ideology is “to unify all Islamic countries into a single Islamic state or Caliphate.” Seventy percent of Egyptians, 69 percent of Pakistanis, but only 35 percent of Indonesians said they agreed with this goal.Another long-term goal of al Qaeda is the institution of strict sharia law.
How about shariah --- not liberal versions of it which might do things like, I dunno, not impose the death penalty on apostates, but instead maybe fine them or deny recognition for converts like they do in Indonesia -- but "strict shariah"?
Okay, so let's ask a more direct question. What do you think of al Qaeda attacks against Americans?
According to the authors, this is supposed to make me feel better because only 21 million Indonesians, rather than all 235 million of them -- are rooting on al Qaeda to attack us.
The more I scroll through the data, the worse it gets. How about killing American troops in Iraq and around the Middle East? Yes we can!
83% of Egyptians are cool with killing American troops in Iraq? WTF kind of propaganda are they getting fed?
87% or Palestinians have no problem with, say, the al Qaeda attack against the USS Cole. Hey, let's give these guys $900 million!
61% of Muslims in "moderate" Morocco support Taliban attacks against US troops!
Deep breath. On to the paranoia.
The vast majority of Muslims think the long-term goal of the United States is to divide and conquer the Ummah. This is a frame of mind no different than al Qaeda, which consistently conveys a message which presents the US out to weaken the Muslim world and paints terrorism as a defensive tactic.
In no country surveyed do majorities perceive US foreign policy as one trying to prevent the rise of extremist groups like the Taliban, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Hezbollah, or Jemaah Islamiyah.
Instead, majorities saw other US goals as spreading Christianity (71% in Pakistan) and controlling oil (82% in Morocco).
It's all very depressing. I'm not going to end on a high note. Instead, I'll leave with what may ultimately be the least meaningful and yet most depressing graphic from the full report.
Read it and be afraid dear readers. Be very afraid.
Parting shot: If this is what Muslims in majority Muslim countries think, I can't help but wonder what Muslim immigrants, their children, and converts in the West think?
Because it's one thing for 14% of Indonesians in Southeast Asia to support al Qaeda, and it's another thing altogether for 9% of Indonesians in, say, California to hold similar views.
*Oh my gawd we are so screwed!
Hi, I Am A Alqaedaolic, Can You "Detox" Me?
Saudi Arabia hasn't had much luck with this, have they...
A Toronto mosque is offering a “12-step extremist detox program” for radical Muslims that its director says is the first of its kind in Canada.Unfortunately there is a high rate of falling off the wagon as Saudi Arabia has learned.
The Specialized De-radicalization Intervention program is intended to provide “treatment and counselling” to young Muslims sympathetic to the al-Qaida ideology.
The Muslim leaders behind the program say they want to help parents concerned about the radicalization of their children and also assist courts dealing with terrorism-related cases.
“As Canadians of Muslim faith, it is our ardent desire to become leaders in the championing of anti-terror values,” said a document outlining the program, which is based on the idea that extremism can be fought theologically, by challenging the dark extremist vision with an alternative interpretation of Islam.
Among those the mosque is hoping to counsel are one of the Toronto 18 and Omar Khadr, the 22-year-old Canadian accused of killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan.
Good News!! French Court Frees Former GITMO Detainees
They now will be able to return to work. Great, just great:
PARIS -- Five French former inmates of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp who had been convicted of criminal conspiracy linked to terrorism after returning to France were freed on Tuesday by an appeals court.The torture plea is getting damn old and unfortunately it's working.
The court in Paris released the men on grounds the ruling was based on evidence illegally extracted by French security agents at the U.S. prison, a symbol of detainee abuse which U.S. President Barack Obama plans to shut down.
The court disqualified the evidence, saying French agents for security service DST could not simultaneously gather intelligence and conduct criminal investigations.
"We could not accept that [the interrogators] would question people imprisoned in a foreign territory, in conditions contrary to international conventions," Paul-Albert Iweins, the lawyer for one of the men, told Reuters.
The five -- Khaled ben Mustapha, Mourad Benchellali, Nizar Sassi, Redouane Khalid and Brahim Yadel -- said they were tortured during their stay at Guantanamo, where they each were held for one and a half to two years.
Hopey/Changey hasn't helped with this situation by declaring closure of GITMO to improve America's image. After his own team declared GITMO follows the Geneva Convention he still plans to close it.
Army Hits Back Against Baseless AP Allegations
Denizens over at Castle Argghhh! hits back against baseless AP allegations that the Army Emergency Relief funds are being misappropriated:
Maybe Donn is applying some new accounting principals I'm unaware of, but the last time I checked, distributing three quarters of a BILLION DOLLARS in aid is a LOT more than the measly $64 million he's reporting.
Mastermind Of 9/11 Gives Texans A Chill
Reality strikes these lawmakers.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Michael McCaul called the moment chilling and eerie. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said she froze in place. And Rep. Pete Olson stared through the one-way glass, thinking, “My God, that’s the man who planned the attacks.”[...]They will continue to sing those same tunes, it's in their blood.
"It was eerie, kind of spooky, and it exuded evil to me,” said McCaul, a Republican whose congressional district stretches from Houston suburbs to Austin.
“I was riveted,” said Jackson Lee, a Democrat. “It became very, very real and sobering to me that our task dealing with terrorism is still ongoing.”[no duh]
Olson, a Republican and former Navy pilot, said it was “an eye-opening experience” to see the American-educated Muhammad and other senior al-Qaida leaders awaiting military tribunals.
“These are the guys who are most committed,” said Olson.
“They haven’t changed since they walked in there, spitting on people and saying, ‘Americans, we’re going to kill you. Death to Americans.’ They are still singing those same tunes five years later,” Olson said.
In other related news,
Abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has worsened sharply since President Barack Obama took office as prison guards "get their kicks in" before the camp is closed, according to a lawyer who represents detainees.Oh please, spare me the BS.
UK: Airline Bomb Plotters Wanted "British Bombers"
A plot to blow up airliners was masterminded from abroad with the aim of using British "home grown" suicide bombers, a court heard today.UK certainly does have plenty of home grown jihadist including these that wanted to take their young children along.
Prosecutor Peter Wright QC told Woolwich Crown Court that eight men received instructions from Pakistan in their mission to smuggle bombs disguised as soft drinks onto flights from London to north America.
He said Abdulla Ahmed Ali, 28, from Walthamstow, was used to recruit potential terrorists in the UK.
Mr Wright said: "He received his instructions from elsewhere. Those responsible for making significant decisions in terms of the implementation of the plot, the utilisation of the active cell of bombers, the date, that was all to be decided overseas. The destinations, the final destinations.
"This was not some half-baked plot by any group of enthusiastic amateurs dreaming up schemes over a kitchen table in east London.
It is alleged that Ali ran a "bomb factory" at 386a Forest Road, Walthamstow, while alleged co-conspirator Assad Ali Sarwar, 28, from High Wycombe, "stockpiled" the equipment and chemicals needed to make the devices.
Paraphernalia including syringes, glass thermometers, droppers and chemical powders citric acid and hexamine were found buried in a suitcase in Kings Wood, High Wycombe.
The prosecution claims the gang[PC will be your downfall...ed] planned to use bottles of Lucozade and Oasis soft drinks to take deadly explosives on to flights.
Shocka! Glitch Underestimates Artic Sea Ice
By 193,000 square miles.
A glitch in satellite sensors caused scientists to underestimate the extent of Arctic sea ice by 500,000 square kilometers (193,000 square miles), a California- size area, the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center said.That is one hell of a glitch
The error, due to a problem called “sensor drift,” began in early January and caused a slowly growing underestimation of sea ice extent until mid-February. That’s when “puzzled readers”[OMG, it's worse than we thought...ed] alerted the NSIDC about data showing ice-covered areas as stretches of open ocean, the Boulder, Colorado-based group said on its Web site.
In other related news, NASA's global warming satellite crashes into ocean.
A NASA satellite designed to track carbon dioxide emissions failed to reach orbit and landed in the ocean early Tuesday in a mishap that could jeopardize its mission to better understand climate change.Back to the drawing board.
Message? What Message?
This restraining bolt seems to have caused a flutter in my systems. If you remove it, I might be able to replay the entire message.
Belated Hat Tip and sheepish apology to : Stone K.
Update: I seem to have found it.
Update II: Nope that was not it..... I think this is it. Really no kidding this time. I swear!
The Quran Challenge - "Angry Muslims, Death Threats & One Crazy Week"
Steven Crowder's video has sparked Muslim outrage from the ROP.
*Warning: Extremely Offensive Material*Congratulations on your fatwa's. I am extremely jealous.
Since putting a “fatwa” on my head seems to be in vogue, I’m banking on getting my face on the cover of “GQ”. Get lost, Jude Law
Sure, following the massive influx of violent threats, I could have opted to remove the most recent video. Everyone else (YouTube officials, in particular) seem to be kowtowing to these crazy Islamic cyber-fear-mongers. I’d rather be keel-hauled.
With this post I’m hoping to finally expose and open a discussion (the term “brainstorm” might be more appropriate) on how to deal with cyber-terrorism. No, I’m not talking about the dramatic, “hack into the Federal Governments computers (a la Mafiaboy) and destroy the system” type of cyber-terrorism, but rather the type of online intimidation that occurs in our living rooms every day, making us afraid to speak out.
God forbid you insinuate the religion of Islam is anything short of peaceful. It only results in responses such as these:
“DEATH WILL FIND YOU NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE EVEN IF YOUR ON THE MOON WITH WALLS BUILD UP HIGH DEATH WILL STILL COME AND FIND YOU”
“your a jew ISLAM WILL TAKE OVER THE WHOLE WORLD”[always the favorite Juice thing...ed] More
Iran: Out Of The Mouth Of Babes
During a recent live broadcast of a popular children' show on Iranian television, one young girl surprised viewers when she related how her father called her stuffed monkey 'Ahmadinejad', the name of the Islamic Republic's president.I don't believe her father thought of it as cuddly either.
An Iranian news agency reported on Tuesday that, during a telephone call that took place on the show 'Uncle Fornaj', the show's host asked a young female caller whether she was good girl who obeyed her parents.
"I'm a good girl and my father bought me a doll," the girl responded, adding that the doll was stuffed monkey. "My father calls it Ahmadinejad," she said in response to the host's follow-up question.
February 24, 2009
Democrat Shill Jennifer Loven Files AP Report on Obama Speech...Almost Six Hours Before It Happens
Obama made his speech at 3:22 pm in the afternoon? Well, AP's dateline said so, so it must be so! All Hail Obama!
Democrat mega-shill Jennifer Loven strikes again - this time with telepathy and time travel! Witness her writing the future in past tense, observing things that have not happened and reporting on them as if she were right there witnessing history in past tense, etc.
This doesn't even address the issue that her "report" is little more than cheerleading and a "what you should think about Obama's speech" Soma pill disguised as journalism. You could find this starry-eyed nonsense on any liberal blog.
Standing before a nation on an economic precipice, President Barack Obama aimed to balance candor with can-do Tuesday night in his first address to a joint session of Congress. Millions more anxious Americans were tuning in on TV.I added that last part. Fits nicely, doesn't it?
Obama was arguing that his still-unfolding economic revival plan has room for—even demands—a broader agenda including dramatic increases in health care coverage and wiser, "greener" fuel use. It was enough to make even the most skeptical Republican drop to his knees and thank a divine creator they bore witness to this speech
And another thing...I challenge any half-wit who buys this garbage to explain to everybody how "greener fuel use" has ANYTHING TO DO with stimulating the economy. I'll get you started - it doesn't, never did and never will.
Bang up job there, AP.
Iran Offered to Halt Terror Attacks in Iraq ....
.... in return for the Brits looking the other way on the whole acquiring nukes thing. No shit?:
Britain has revealed that, when British troops were under heavy attack in southern Iraq in 2006-7, Iran offered to stop these attacks if Britain would stop trying to halt Iran's nuclear weapons program.The report goes on to say that the Brits passed on the deal and then proceeded to kill enough of the Iranian terrorists in the region that it became one giant orgy of a skull-f*ck fest.
Thanks to Ace.
PS: At the height of the insurgency we would see, maybe, two or three new jihadi videos out of Iraq daily. Now it's down to more like two or three a week, and a lot of those are either recycled footage of old attacks or pretty much only show some guy firing a round at some far off point -- in other words, pretty low propaganda value.
But even so, the groups that we see still producing videos seem to be coming from those with Syrian connections, such as the Naqshbandi Sufi Army. What kind of game is Syria playing in Iraq and what kind of concessions could they possibly be after?
UPDATE: Egyptians point finger at Iranian ROPer in deadly blast targeting French school children. Color me, uh, skeptical.
Likely Obama Appointee's Bin Laden Ties
I'm not sure what Ashley's point is here about the bin Laden connection, but it makes a good headline so I'll run with it. The problem with Charles “Chas” Freeman as chairman of the National Intelligence Council has nothing to do with his company doing business with the bin Laden's -- every one with major construction contracts in the region did business with them -- it's with his political orientation.
If the Bush hawks bent intelligence to fit their own preconceived notions, I do not see why the same thing would not happen under the administration of doves. The human condition is the human condition.
And if it is inevitable that some of our intelligence estimates are going to be wrong (see estimates of WMD in Iraq before Hussein Kemal defected in 1995) then it seems to me that the doves have a much larger problematic to deal with: Oops, we thought al Qaeda didn't have nukes. Our bad.
There is a God
Reporter who doctored YouTube video to make John Gibson look like a racist? Fired.
Thanks to linkthingy.
What Is Love?
Iraq is doing well. I made many Iraqi friends and will never forget them, and I hope they never forget the sacrifices we made for them.
One day I hope they are as great a nation as they have the potential to be. This video was made by the 4th Civil Affairs Group Marines deployed to Barwanah, Iraq from September 06 - April 07, and features men from 2/3 Fox Co. Semper Fi.
You've all probably seen this, but it's just too good not to watch twice.
Exit question: Since when is an expensive Mac laptop, video camera and iPod standard gear for "revolutionaries?" It must be expensive to tote around these explicit by-products of capitalism and to be a "leftist revolutionary" these days, right? Can't you feel their hippie pain? Poor little guys.
Play time's over, hippies. You're outta here.
CUM vs MILF Headline Contest
Taliban forces in the tribal areas have just joined together to form a united front against the Pakistani government. Their new organization?
Council of United Mujahideen, or CUM. I kid you not.
Best jihadi acronym ever?
Or does that title still belong to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, or MILF?
It's like they want us to mock them.
Tomorrow's headlines, today:
"New Video: Taliban CUM on Filipino MILF"
Your turn in comments. Any blog with a post using "CUM" in the headline gets an automatic link.
UPDATE: Video added for extra effect.
Mumbai Terrorists' Phones Bought in Italy
More news linking the Mumbai massacre to Islamist radicals living in Europe. The first reports right after the attack claimed the cell phones were from New York, hence early speculation that there was an American connection. But now it looks as if the U.S. connection is fairly thin: the cell phone company was located in New York.
But the man who paid for the cell phones, Javaid Iqbal, wired the money for the phones from Italy and he was previously a resident of Spain. The real question, though, is where did Iqbal get the money? Was Italy just a transit point for money that originated in Pakistan? Or was it raised in the mosques to help "refugees in Kashmir"? Because if he was part of a cell that is still operating in Spain or Italy......
Corriere said Italian authorities were investigating a wire transfer sent to the United States from the northern Italian city of Brescia by a Pakistani-born suspect.It should also be remembered that the cell phones were important instruments in the Mumbai massacre. The jihadis using them were receiving real time instructions from their Lashkar-e-Taiba handlers in Pakistan. Instructions such as, "Kill the hostages, except the Muslims. Take the telephone and activate it so we can hear the shots."
The suspect, named as Javaid Iqbal, sent the funds via Western Union to pay for five cellphones with Austrian country codes — three of which were used by the attackers, Corriere said, citing the Indian dossier.
Iqbal, a former resident of Barcelona, has been arrested in Pakistan and Italian authorities were attempting to understand how he arrived in Brescia and whether he had support from anyone there.
The cellphones were activated in the United States by a U.S. company, Corriere reported, and registered to another man, who identified himself as an Indian citizen.
Return of The September 10th Mindset?
Senator Jon Kyl has invited Geert Wilders to screen his film Fitna at the Capitol on Thursday.Here is how the Associated Press begins its coverage of the event:Since Geert is coming to America this week, I feel its appropriate that we review the Film Fitna one more time.far-right Dutch lawmaker who claims that Islam inspires terrorism.
Click here for larger version.
Islam? Inspiring terrorism? Well, er uh yeah it seems to me the girl on the phone in the WTC is terrified alright. What did Muahmmad Atta shout into the flight recorder just before crashing his plane? Oh yeah, Allahu Ackbar! Must be some weird Mennonite saying?
Jerusalem: Palestinian Arrested For Planning A Stabbing Attack
Note to Palestinian terrorist, carrying your soon to be martyr pictures with you was just plain dumb.
FBI: Somali Suicide Bomber Indoctrinated, Recruited in US
Where are young American Muslims indoctrinated to become mass murdering jihadis? In the madrasas of Pakistan? In al-Mecca's Salafist universities? Nope, Minneapolis:
The F.B.I. director, Robert S. Mueller III, said Monday that a Somali-American man who was one of several suicide bombers in a terrorist attack last October in Somalia had apparently been indoctrinated into his extremist beliefs while living in the United States.I think one of the stereotypes some have is that young Muslims are sent away to become radicalized. When, in fact, there are plenty of radicals right here among us preaching violent jihad.
The man, Shirwa Ahmed [shown right], was the first known suicide bomber with American citizenship. He immigrated with his family to the Minneapolis area in the mid-1990s, Mr. Mueller said, but he returned to Somalia after he was recruited by a militant group.
“It appears that this individual was radicalized in his hometown in Minnesota,” Mr. Mueller said, speaking at a meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations. Minneapolis claims the country’s largest Somali population.
The internet, of course, makes this radicalization process even easier. The distance between, say, the new favorite preacher of English first jihadis, Anwar al Awlaki, and some kid in New York is minimized. One need not go on the hunt for mosques preaching the kind of Salaafism even the Saudis find distasteful when people like al Awlaki can be welcomed directly into your home.
More than that, the internet provides a community of like believers. And what Friend Finder is to socially awkward singles, jihadi forums are to young Muslims looking to "hook up" with others like them.
But there are better example than Shirwa Ahmed of the homegrown jihadi phenomenon. In Ahmed's case one might make a good argument that although he was radicalized here in the US, that his radicalization took place in the context of a what is essentially a foreign community: the Somali diaspora.
Ruben Shumpert [shown right] (aka, "Amir Abdul Muhaimin" called a "martyr" on Shabaab's official website) was a Seattle convert to Islam, killed on the jihad fields of Somalia. Or how about Daniel Maldonado (aka "Daniel Aljughaifi"), a native born American who converted to Islam, became an active administrator at a popular online Muslim youth forum, and who is now sitting in a federal prison for receiving weapons training from al Qaeda in Somalia.
Another famous homegrown jihadi? Adam Gadahn. He didn't become jihad supporter after he went to Pakistan. He was radicalized in suburban Orange County and only later went to Pakistan where he eventually hooked up with al Qaeda.
The jihadis are here, you just have to know where to look to find them.
Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted
Get the movie here.
Geert Wilders On FNC
"Europeans are dhimmi's"
Holy F*cking Sh*t! Dems want $410 Billion More?
Am I the only one who's feeling held hostage these days?
UPDATE: Because of the hypocrisy!
Back in 2006, when Democrats were hoping to win control of the House and Senate, party leaders worked themselves into a righteous outrage over the issue of out-of-control federal spending. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called the Republican budget “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic” because it increased the amount of U.S. debt held by foreign countries. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., accused Republicans of going on “an unprecedented and dangerous borrowing spree” and declared GOP leadership “the most fiscally irresponsible in the history of our country … no other president or Congress even comes close.” ...
LOL! He just gets better and better.
Pakistani Muslim Murders 60 Year Old Sister
Why? To defend his family honor of course.
Via Daily Times: KARACHI: A man surrendered himself after killing his elderly sister on the pretext of honour killing.Keep reading the article, further down we learn the identity of a suicide bomber/Taliban member who was shot and killed before he could blow up on Saturday. His family says he was "perfectly normal".
Elahi Bux, 45, surrendered himself after axing to death his 60-year-old sister, Shehla Bibi, at his house located in Sector 15, Mehran Town, within the jurisdiction of Korangi Industrial Area Police Station.
Confessing to the crime, the accused alleged that his sister had illicit relations with a landlord of Larkana. According to SHO Ismail Lashari, Bux only dealt one swift blow to the victim’s head and when her screams attracted the neighbours, rather than fleeing, Bux waited for the police to arrive. The police have registered a case on behalf of the victim’s son.
Is it just me or are a lot of Muslims killing people and blowing stuff up? Surely this can have nothing to do with Islam? It just seems a little disproportionate if you know what I mean.
Another Advantage of Being in America
Apparently teh Gmail was down last night? I didn't notice.
Pardon me Mr. Solo, But What Should We Do Now?
Lock the door and hope they don't have blasters.
Go ahead and click, Its the end of the NYU protests.
Erie and surreal, the liberals of the "reality based community" face actual reality.
ATTN: Youtube User MujahideenofYT
Thanks to Youtube Smackdown!
Hat Tip: Bartender on Duty.
Two things to remember when planning on going AWOL
1. Return to base on day 29, because on day 30 it becomes a felony.
February 23, 2009
Stupid Jihadi Movie of the Day
I've seen a lot of jihadi movies, but this one takes the cake for the snooze factor. It's not just that the "attack" appears to show nothing at all, but also that it goes on and on and on showing nothing at all.
Worst case scenario if this isn't just a pile of garbage left at an old abandoned checkpoint? RIP one MRE and my favorite plastic cooler. Let's just pray there was no beer in that cooler.
What next, a video showing some dude running around screaming Allahu akbar while indiscriminately firing mortars at nothing at all? Oh ......
Justice and Politics
One of the families of the USS Cole bombing is an active blogger.
The Swenchonises were one of the families that was devastated to hear that President Obama would be dismissing the charges against one of the terrorists, Al-Nashari.
For more than eight years Gary and Debbie Swenchonis have mourned the loss of their son, Gary Graham Swenchonis Jr., who was killed Oct. 12, 2000, along with 16 other sailors, when terrorists attacked the USS Cole in Port Aden, Yemen. The parents of the 1994 Rockport-Fulton High School graduate have fought gallantly to see their son’s killers, who are being held in Gitmo (the facility which holds terrorists in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba), as well as those who still run free in Yemen, brought to justice.
Enter the politics:
The Swenchonises were told this month there would be no hearing, only three days after Obama told the Cole families he was dismissing charges against Al-Nashari.
"We were told last Monday the hearing is off. It’s all politics," said G. Swenchonis. "He (Leahy) does not want the Cole attack brought up, especially with Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State."
Obama’s announcement to close Gitmo, and to change the way terrorists are treated in the legal system, took all but a small breath of wind out of the Swenchonises’ sails.
Update by Jane: Jawa was honored to release Gary Swenchonis's Open Letter to Yemeni President Saleh for publication in January 2008. We would like to extend our thanks again to all our fellow bloggers who reprinted or linked that letter and Gary's subsequent updates on his struggle.
AT-AT Boom Box
How do I get one of these? I need an excuse to dust off my mix tapes. Click pic for link.
Brave Mujahideen Attack French School Children
Allah's brave warriors at it again in Egypt. This time they attack the Western Crusaders by bombing French high-school girls:
A 17-year-old French girl died and 17 other French teenagers aged as young as 13 were injured when a bomb exploded in a crowded Cairo market on Sunday.Pardon me for almost forgetting to link that.
The blast occurred at the Khan al-Khalili market close to the historic Hussein mosque in a medieval part of the Egyptian capital. A second bomb was discovered by police after the explosion and was safely detonated.
The teenagers were part of a group of 54 school children from Paris, aged from 13 - 17, visiting the bazaar before heading home. The dead girl, from the Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, died in hospital. Another young man of 17 is seriously injured.
A total of 22 people were injured in the blast including the French children, a German tourist, three Saudis and three Egyptians.
Geert Wilders in D.C. Friday
Geert Wilders will be in Washington, D.C. this Friday. Details Below. It also seems that Sen. Kyle has invited Wilders to show Fitna in the U.S. Senate.
In related news, the forecast calls for protest with a 50% chance of outrage.
International Free Press Society and Geert Wilders Call for An International First Amendment And Ban On All Hate Speech Laws
Washington DC — On Friday, February 27, 2009, Dutch Member of Parliament Geert Wilders, founder and floor leader of the Freedom Party (PVV), and the International Free Press Society (IFPS), in conjunction with the Center for Security Policy, will discuss recent attacks on free speech worldwide, especially the recent legal actions against Wilders and other political leaders and journalists.
The International Free Press Society will announce a global initiative to protect free speech from laws that criminalize any criticisms of Islam or the doctrines of Shariah.
The event will include a screening of Fitna, the controversial film which includes quotations from the Koran, documentary footage of Islamic leaders inciting violence (jihad) based on those quotations, and documentary footage of jihadist violence. The film can be viewed on the Internet here.
Mr. Wilders will discuss his efforts to show Fitna and to rally support for free speech and the right to criticize Islam.
Frank Gaffney, President of the Center for Security Policy, will discuss the dangers to America’s national security and civil liberties imposed by global oppression of free speech. CSP recently hosted a conference in London entitled “Free Speech, Jihad and the Future of Western Civilization.” Selected speeches from that conference can be found here.
Concerning recent attacks on free speech, Gaffney said: “The insinuation of Shariah legal codes and practices into Free World societies includes the effort to impose Shariah blasphemy, slander and libel laws in the West. According to Shariah, it is impermissible to engage in speech or writings that ‘defame’ Islam or otherwise offend its followers. We must oppose all these efforts.”
Lars Hedegaard, President of the International Free Press Society, will introduce Mr. Wilders and outline the IFPS 2009 campaign to ban hate speech laws and to work for an “International First Amendment.” Hedegaard said:
The hate speech and blasphemy laws that are now common in many European countries lack clarity as to precisely what they aim to criminalize. Recent experience with their implementation further shows that they are unequally applied. This state of affairs is intolerable and the IFPS must therefore demand that all such laws be repealed. The way to deal with controversial, offensive or even hateful statements — unless they are directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action — is to expose them to public debate and criticism.M.P. Geert Wilders lives under 24 hour police protection. Following Fitna’s release online in March 2008, al-Qaeda issued a fatwa calling for Wilders’ murder. Wilders also currently faces prosecution in Holland for alleged “incitement to hatred and discrimination.” Wilders called the Dutch Court of Appeals’ decision to prosecute him an attack on freedom of expression. “Participation in the public debate has become a dangerous activity. If you give your opinion, you risk being prosecuted,” he said.
Mr. Wilders was recently arrested and deported from England, where he had traveled on the invitation of members of the House of Lords to speak and show the film. He is visiting New York, Boston and Washington DC this week, meeting with private organizations, political leaders and journalists to encourage their support for the campaign to protect free speech worldwide.
An extended question and answer session with all three speakers will follow their presentations.
Press Conference Logistics
* Date: Friday, February 27, 2009
* Security Check-in Time: 8:30 a.m.
* Press Conference: 9:30 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
* Location: Lisagor Room, The National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20045
* Pre-registration required: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Christine Brim at 202-835-9077 (office) or 202-379-6776 (cell) to pre-register. Space is limited and advance pre-registration is required. Anyone who is not pre-registered will not be permitted entry to the press conference.
* Security Check-in: Please allow ample time for security check-in. Personal identification and press credentials will be required. All bags, equipment and persons will be subject to inspection.
---Thanks to Michelle.
Beheading Chic All the Rage in Ummah, Growing Influence of Evangelical Missionaries Suspected
Dozens of headlines over at Google News today tell us that Thai "insurgents" and "separatists" are suspected of beheading a number of people over the past week.
Suspected separatists on Sunday shot dead and beheaded a couple working on a rubber plantation in Yala province, part of Thailand's troubled deep south where an estimated 3,300 people have died violently over the past five years.Two soldiers also beheaded by the "insurgents". Related? Westerner found beheaded in Bangkok, foul play suspected.
In Pakistan two lovers were beheaded for no particular reason.
And in Saudi Arabia two police officers were beheaded for raping a girl. Which is good news, I guess, given that its usually the rape victim that is punished. I'm actually pretty surprised that the author of this story -- in very un-MSM fashion -- mentions what else will get your head severed from your neck in the Kingdom:
Rape, like apostasy, adultery, armed robbery, and drug trafficking, carries the death penalty in Saudi Arabia, where executions are held in public.Kudos to Spero News for bravely identifying that apostates risk the death penalty from our "allies" the Saudis.
Hat tip to ROP which noticed the trend.
Al Qaeda Financier Loves Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert
Goldfarb reprints this tidbit about Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, the only enemy combatant held inside the US:
Officially barred from watching the evening news, Marri has become a devotee of Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart—whom he calls “that Jewish guy.”Another Jewish journalist he is reported to love? Daniel Pearl.
H/T: Malkin's link thingy.
ATTN ACORN: Breaking & Entering Will Get You Arrested
Baltimore police have arrested ACORN member Louis Beverly for breaking and entering a foreclosed home of Donna Hanks, the phony scammer.
Upon learning of the arrest:
Joe Cox, a community organizer for ACORN in Baltimore, said Monday's arrest was not a surprise.This is nuckin futz. Of course they are breaking the damn law.
"We definitely expected some kind of a response," Cox said. "We understand people have to do their jobs and we hope that they understand that we're doing this to highlight the issue."
Cox said he expects homesteading — refusing to vacate a foreclosed property — will become common as blame for the foreclosure crisis increasingly shifts from homeowners to financial corporations.
"This program is saying, 'We are not going,'" Cox said last week. "People say we're breaking the law, but we don't see how putting a person back in an abandoned property is harming anyone.
Aafia Siddiqui and the Lying Jihadis That Support Her
[UPDATE: Aafia "Fit for Trial"]
The pic above is widely circulated on the internet and by the MSM as evidence that Dr. Aafia Siddiqui was "tortured" while in US custody. The case has generated outrage all over the Muslim world, and several Taliban and al Qaeda videos show "martyrs" killing in revenge for her alleged mistreatment.
The problem? Dr. Siddiqui's former husband is now claiming that the photo was taken before she disappeared from Pakistan only to turn up years later in Afghanistan:
"He added that Dr Fowzia had similarly threatened him several years ago by taking a picture of Aafia while she was asleep after she injured her upper lip (by a milk bottle) in an accident. Dr Fowzia warned Amjad that if he tried to divorce Aafia, she would use the picture against him alleging him to be an abusive husband. 'It was made to appear in the picture that Aafia was badly injured. Today, the same picture is being circulated in the media to claim that Aafia was tortured for years in Bagram,'” he revealed."Let me reiterate: this is a big deal in the Muslim world. People have died over the outrage this case has generated.
The al Qaeda narrative that Siddiqui is an innocent woman who was abducted by US agents and held for years at Bagram air base where she was systematically raped and tortured as "Prisoner 650" is widely believed. There is no evidence of this, but there is substantial evidence that Siddiqui -- including the testimony of Khalid Shiekh Mohammad -- was a key al Qaeda financier. There is also a good case to be made that Siddiqui is insane, and it looks like that is the line of defense her lawyers may use at her upcoming attempted murder trial.
UPDATE: Good news, it looks like she'll be going to trial after all:
"A federal prosecutor said Monday that two psychiatrists who have examined Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist charged with trying to kill an American soldier and F.B.I. agents while in custody in Afghanistan, said she was not suffering from psychological illness that would render her unfit for trial. That assessment was in contrast to a previous evaluation of Ms. Siddiqui's fitness."Remember, being psychological fit for trial does not necessarily mean she isn't a nutcase. It just means she is able to understand the proceedings enough to help in her own defense and that she is morally culpable for her actions. From what her ex-husband writes of her, she seems to suffer delusions that there is a grand Zionist Juice / American Crusader plot against Muslims. Which is a paranoia common to jihadis and their ilk.
Thanks to Miss Kelly.
Iraq Episode IV: A New Hope
Finally, the Force comes to Iraq.
Good News! Waziristan Taliban Alliance Declares Support For OBL & Mullah Omar
Just one big happy jihad now, declared openly.
Waz, Omar, & Osam (WOO), err I mean "Council Of United Mujahideen"
The three senior most Taliban leaders in North and South Waziristan joined forces to wage jihad against Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the US at the behest of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Omar. The new Taliban alliance said it openly supports Omar and bin Laden in its war against the US, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. More..
Be sure and read it all.
Forgotten History: Muslims Who Saved Jews During Holocaust
Article by Aaron Klein at WND
A largely Muslim nation this month is hosting an exhibition highlighting a chapter of world history that has received little public exposure until now: how some Muslims risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust.
It is well known that Islamic leaders, including the grand mufti of Jerusalem, collaborated with the Nazis in divining anti-Semitic propaganda and recruiting Arab officials to support Adolph Hitler's war against Jews. Many of today's Mideast leaders, such as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, are notorious for their outspoken denial of the Holocaust.
Often overlooked, however, are scores of Albanian Muslims who risked their lives to protect the country's Jewish citizens and provided refuge for Jews escaping from neighboring countries. More...
If only others had felt the same....
Update: Garduneh Mehr, in comments, reminds us that:
The government of the father of the late Shah, issued Iranian passports to a number of European Jews to assist them in escaping.How times have changed.
Israel: March 6, 2008, Terrorist Attack On The Youth At Mercaz Harav Yeshiva
Music video marking the upcoming anniversary of the terrorist attack at Mercaz Harav Yeshiva.
My thoughts and prayers are with all affected by this horrific event.
More from Carl in Jerusalem
Good News: Anti-Mullah Bloggers Shut Down
It looks like Bluehost is trying to do the right thing by banning people from sanctioned countries from signing on to their service -- countries like Iran. But, alas, the victims of this blanket policy are not the Mullahs and their mad supporters, but anti-theocracy forces, such as Kamangir.
What is most odd about Bluehost's policy is that the Utah based company is well known for hosting websites sympathetic to terrorists.
A much more logical --- and patriotic --- policy would be to actually spend some time looking at the content of the websites they host. I don't think it's that difficult to differentiate between a website devoted to praising, say, the Iranian backed terrorists of Hezbollah and one critical of them.
Note to Iranian based bloggers: just lie about where you're registering your website from. If al Qaeda can get away with it, I don't see why you shouldn't be given the same leeway.
U.S. delays payment to Pakistan for 'fighting taliban'
Pakistan hasn't received any 'aid money' from the US since last May because Pakistan does little in the way of fighting the taliban. The most recent example is how Pakistan surrended to the taliban in the SWAT region and agreed to implement shariah law.
If Pakistan was receiving money from the US for fighting the taliban shouldn't the money tap been shut off back in 2002?
From RTT News
Pakistan has not received any money from the U.S. for the last nine months for rendering its military services to fight the Taliban and Al-Qaida in the restive tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, media reports say.
Shaukat Tarin, the financial advisor to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, said Thursday Pakistan's latest reimbursement bill of $1.35 billion for eliminating sanctuaries of Islamist insurgents conducting cross border raids on NATO forces in Afghanistan has been delayed.
RNC Seeks Jawa Feedback
I haven't really felt like a Republican, since, I dunno, that incident at Mos Eisley Spaceport. Nevertheless, here's your chance to chime in and return the Republican party to the ideas of Ronald Reagan -- a party I would gladly claim membership in.
Until then I'll just hang out on the edges, biding my time. Shout back to the RNC link below.
Video: Full Zawahiri Video "From Kabul to Mogadishu"
Think there isn't a connection between Afghanistan and Somalia? Think again.
This video is different from other recent al Qaeda videos which attempt to focus jihadi attention on the Horn of Africa only inasmuch as it is subtitled.
In it Zawahiri can be heard praising their Somali affiliate, the al Shabaab Youth Mujahdeen Movement, for fighting the infidels and for instituting Islamic law. He also praises the group's refusal to cooperate with the so-called "moderate Islamists" of the new "government". The government which controls no territory and is pretty much in exile, just like the previous government.
As we've been constantly reminding every one, Somalia is the new Afghanistan. It is a country where large swaths are now controlled by al Qaeda allies. Training camps will only be the beginning.
In related news, the Shabaab who are the stars of the video, killed 11 African Union peacekeepers as they attended church on Sunday. Their "crime"? Attending church.
Also, is it just me or does the translation seem Gadahanesque? I wonder who did the voiceover, too?
WTF Did Donna Hanks of ACORN Do With THE Extra $183,000?
You must read this story at Michelle Malkin's blog...
Here is what the MSM won’t be telling you about the so-called “victim” in that case, ACORN worker Donna Hanks — all based on public records and court documents.Indeed Michelle, subtract the refinance from the original loan and that leaves $183,000 (double her original mortgage left over) that Ms. Hank certainly did not use to make her effing house payment for three years. But suddenly teh evil bank is screwing her over?
According to real property data search information, Hanks bought the two-story home in the summer of 2001 for $87,000. At some point in the next five years, she re-financed the original home loan for $270,000.
Question: Where did all that money go?
What bothers me is that we are always to assume that the "home owners" are just poor honest folk that "made a mistake". Well there are cases like that. A lot of them. But there are also people out there who borrow money as a scam. They borrow from Peter to pay Paul and skim a little walking around money off every move they make. Its a sort of borrowers Ponzi scheme. To hold these people accountable and look at the practice of predatory borrowing is politically incorrect.
These people never intended to do the hard work of paying back all the money. They intend to leach banks for every penny they can get and blow it. Then they play the victim card, go into bankruptcy and leave teh evil bankers holding the now empty bag.
Its nothing but a con, and now we're supposed to feel bad for her cause she intentionally bilked the system out of $183,000? And my tax money is supposed to help her clear the slate so she can go on another binge?
NO! HELL NO. NO EFFING WAY!
Donna Hanks is a con artist! People like her have defrauded our banks and our country. She should be barred from ever borrowing another effing dime! Let her get a job and pay rent and when she don't or won't pay let her go to her local community organized shelter and mop floors for a meal. She deserves no less.
At least that's my view, being a person who has to actually pay his bank back.
If you can barely maintain you composure and are shaking with righteous anger over this like I am, well that is damned appropriate methinks.
Canada: Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff & The Messiah In Times Square
How did I miss this:
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Is Anti-Semitism Alive And Well In This Administration?
Commentary at Forbes:
The Obama administration's decision to join the planning of the U.N.'s Durban II "anti-racism" conference has just taken a new twist: cover-up. On Friday, State Department officials and a member of the American Durban II delegation claimed the United States had worked actively to oppose efforts to brand Israel as racist in the committee drafting a Durban II declaration. The trouble is that they didn't.
The Feb. 20 State Department press release says the U.S. delegation in Geneva "outline[d] our concerns with the current outcome document" and in particular "our strong reservations about the direction of the conference, as the draft document singles out Israel for criticism."
One member of the delegation told The Washington Post: "The administration is pushing back against efforts to brand Israel as racist in this conference." In fact, tucked away in a Geneva hall with few observers, the U.S. had done just the opposite. The U.S. delegates had made no objection to a new proposal to nail Israel in an anti-racism manifesto that makes no other country-specific claims.
Getting involved in activities intended to implement the 2001 Durban Declaration--after seven and a half years of refusing to lend the anti-Israel agenda any credibility--was controversial to be sure. But late on Saturday Feb. 14, the State Department slithered out a press release justifying the move. It claimed that "the intent of our participation is to work to try to change the direction in which the Review Conference is heading."
Following what was clearly a planned public relations exercise, Washington Post columnist Colum Lynch championed the U.S. bravado in an article based on the story orchestrated by the American delegates. In his Feb. 20 article entitled: "U.S. Holds Firm on Reparations, Israel in U.N. Racism Talks," he fawned: "The Obama administration on Thursday concluded its first round of politically charged U.N. negotiations on racism, pressing foreign governments ... to desist from singling out Israel for criticism in a draft declaration to be presented at a U.N. conference in April."
The reality, however, was nothing of the sort. Instead, Obama's Durban II team slipped easily into the U.N.'s anti-Israel and anti-Jewish environs, taking the approach that "fitting in" was best accomplished by staying silent. More..
Yes Dinah Lord, it looks like the Obama administration quietly lifted the ban and will attend the anti-Semitic Durbin II conference
Update: Carl in Jerusalem explains Ooobaaamaaa's pick for National Intelligence - Juice Hater, Chas Freeman.
h/t Are You Sure? in comments.
Update II: Are You Sure? is on a roll reminding us of the appointment of anti-Semite Samantha Powers appointed to Hopey One Keobi's National Security Council
February 22, 2009
Miracle!!! Jihad Lunacy Tunes Part I
"The Miracle of Gaza; White Uniformed Forces Appeared In Gaza"
Apparently terrorist supporters are pushing the story that mysterious white clothed fighters appeared during IDF's Operation Cast Lead. Only the IDF could see them and no one else.
An excerpt with no link for now:
Another Palestinian citizen, recounted a different story about the “white forces”.Anyone gullible enough to believe this crap of white uniformed riders fighting for Hamas....err, wait, there is.
He disclosed that earlier there was an ambulance driver who was stopped by the Israeli forces. He was asked of which camp he belonged to, the camp of Hamas or Fatah? And the unfortunate driver answered, “I am not from any camp, I am just an ambulance driver,” he said.
However, the Israeli forces still asked, “The group in white uniforms behind you just now, which camp did they join?” The driver was puzzled as he was sure that he did not see anyone else behind him. “I don’t know” was the only answer he could give.
Then, who were the forces in white uniforms which always “haunted” the Zionist-Israeli forces?
This is one of many miracles proclaimed such as "Fragrant Scent" Of Decaying Body Parts Of A Hamas Terrorist". In plastic bags no less....gawd, the stench.
Part II deals with IDF injecting viruses into Palestinians, I kid you not...the info this dude is getting is waaaaay out there.
Lose Your Home To Foreclosure? No Problem ACORN Will Use Any Means Necessary To Get It Back
Cut bolts, etc. Who cares about the law now that Hopey One Kenobi is prez. He was a member of ACORN so anything goes, right? They helped elect him by any means necessary.
Click image for more.
I normally wouldn't link to Huff and Puff but this article is something else. Bertha Lewis is the author and CEO & chief organizer for ACORN
Ah, community organizing so near and dear to the Messiah's heart.
Must see video here. The political thuggery of Acorn's NY leader at Flopping Aces
Update: Added the video from Flopping Aces for those of you who won't click. Please check the transcript at Flopping Aces.
Photo of the Day
Blog Sabbath Caption Contest: Wrecktum Edition
Sock Puppets named Yousef al-Khattab are permitted, or actually encouraged even.
Fatwas will be issued.
Update: Fatwas issued!... (Fatwa recipients were selected as quickly as possible with little thought and a lot of random guessing by yours truly, Howie.)
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued against Kafir Alalazoo for
Hey Rocky, watch me pull Assud the Rabbit out of my ass.....
The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies" fatwa issued againstbirdhurd for
My rear-end...Takes a lickin' and keeps on Tickin'
The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued against Gordon for
1) Face EastThanks to every sock puppet who played, Especially Yousef "I love America, but this toothpaste is just GROSS! al-Khattab.
2) Bow down
See ya next time.
Beotch Slapped: Inshallahshaheed aka Samir Khan Pwnd Again!
Sammy is Howie's beotch again!
Roggio left this message:
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Update: Preparation H must be working on the brain of
Yousef al-Khattab(see above) sockpuppet left this comment: (BTW, I knew, just jerking with Joey)
Boy, just a kinda slow learner? Derak Edit commentDelete comment Homepage |Sunday, February 22, 2009 - 10:14:11 AM | #
He is NOT he slow lerner. He is gut Muslim and knows for the law, that all Zionist media is stolen works and paid for by sweat of Muslim oppressed peoples.
He only take to take back that which Zionist media whores have taken from him. Is right to FREE SPEECH!
If you know like this AMERICAN FREE SPEECH you go to the HELL! as all kafir got to the HELL!
Yousef al-Khattab Edit commentDelete comment Homepage |Sunday, February 22, 2009 - 10:55:09 AM | #
Update by Howie: Yes, Sammy is my beotch, I sent him out to clean the hog pen early this morning. I doubt that is the actual Yousef, He doesn't write like that. Plus, we are running a "sock puppet Yousef" thingy. But I'll check...maybe.
Obama's Intelligence Pick Sucks
Hey my first email from Yid with Lid!
For those who are not familiar with the former Ambassador( * Chas W. Freeman, Jr.), he is a terrorist apologist and a master of bashing Israel. Freeman is a believer of the false premise that ALL MUSLIM TERRORISM stems from Israel's battle with the Palestinians:I've finally made the Big Time!
* er uh that was me.
B-Cast "Anatomy Of A Smear"
This is rather long but worth listening. I do have to disagree when a comment was made that Huff and Puff wouldn't deliberately try to smear Gibson. Wrong, this was meant to go viral....think astroturfing.
How to Get 1 Million Hits on Sunday
Two words; Gratuitous cleavage.
Oooops, Anti-Muslim Game Sold in Saudi Arabia
A PlayStation game requiring players to kill Muslim characters and destroy mosques to reach higher levels is being sold to the public across the Kingdom.
Hmmm, haven't heard much about this.
Rick Santelli vs WH Press Secretary
After this rant by Rick Santelli:
Robert Gibbs, WH Press Secretary, blasted Santelli and claiming he hadn't read the bailout plan:
Rich Santelli responds:
Video below fold
It's not nice to question The One
February 21, 2009
Sleeping with the Boss
(Kiev, Ukraine) Employment ads for secretaries in the Ukraine frequently offer high-paying positions which include normal secretarial duties plus obligations to sleep with the boss.
The "sexretaries" also receive other special benefits including free lunches, company outings and mobile phones along with occasional back rubs and pats on the po-po.
According to Anna Hutsol (pic) of the women's group Femen, “Sexual perversions are on the rise now. Girls are afraid to lose their jobs and employers take advantage of it.”
Two-for-one job offers seeking secretaries for work and intimacy can now be found on almost any Ukrainian recruitment website.The scarcity of jobs during the current economic slump is believed to contribute to the sexual subjugation of women.
Not just anyone can apply.
Single “girls” under 26 who have good looks, language skills and administrative aptitude are in demand. The built-in “extra” duty of sleeping with the boss usually comes at the end of the posting.
Also, Ukrainian laws governing sexual harassment and sex offenses in the workplace are relatively weak so the courts have provided little help in protecting working women.
Al Qaeda's China Affiliate Releases First Magazine
(Bonus: e-mail an al Qaeda terrorist)
The Islamic Party of Turkistan has released its first internet publication through al Qaeda's al Fajr media center. The group is al Qaeda's affiliate which is active in western China, especially Xinxiang, but is also known to hit targets in the Han populated East. The group was active in Afghanistan prior to the US invasion. 12 of the group's members were held in Guantanamo at one time or another.
The magazine has been circulating for a few days now and I've been going back and forth on whether or not I'd write anything. But two things pushed me over the edge: First, the multiple images which seem to indicate that al Qaeda in China is claiming responsibility for a number of attacks. Attacks which the Communist country consistently downplays. Second, it's been far too long since we've e-mailed a terrorist.
So, let's start in reverse order. Here's a screenshot of the e-mail address associated with the al Qaeda publication. Some of you may recognize it from other al Qaeda publications, but it may be new to others. I'm guessing "Tipawazi2000" won't mind so much if you sign him up for gay porn, the bacon explosion fan club, or maybe just use his name to sign the support Geert Wilders petition.
So, what image, specifically, made me decide that I needed to write something? It wasn't the map of China showing majority Muslim population centers which the group claims should be independent from Beijing. Nor was it multiple images of the leaders of East Turkistan's short-lived "Islamic Republic". And it wasn't the images of the group's fighters training for jihad against China under Taliban controlled Afghanistan.
This is the image that seemed eerily familiar.
Why familiar? Because we published the same image back in August of 2005.
The image is from a suicide bombing in Fuzhou City which killed one according to official sources, but unofficial sources have the number much higher than that. Unofficial sources also claim that 1,000 bombing incidents in the country every year, virtually none of which are reported.
I keep reminding readers that the present hot spot for global jihad is Somalia, but that in the future the Caucuses may also be the place for international jihadis to congregate. But let's not forget China. Just because the media does not report the long standing insurgency that does not mean that it isn't there.
Good News: Obama to Release Gitmo Terrorist, Send Him to UK (UPDATED)
After being released from Guantanamo, Binyam Mohamed will be sent to the UK next week. Which is, er, odd, since he's Ethiopian.
Just some poor Ethiopian in Afghanistan to study Islam swept up in the fog of war. Right.
I'm sure the British Left will turn him into a minor celebrity. For all the rest of you in the UK, apologies in advance.
According to Military Families United (thanks to Terresa) Mohamad is accused of:
* Training at various Al-Qaida training camps, where he specialized in firearms and explosivesFor Mohamad's part, he uses the standard line that he was tortured and is suing Boeing for -- you're not going to believe this -- making airplanes used to transport him for extraordinary rendition.
* Being taught by senior Al-Qaida leaders how to falsify documents
* Receiving money by Al-Qaida leaders to travel to the United States
* Implementing plans to blow up high-rise apartment buildings in the United States
* Holding meetings with Saif al Adel (a top level al Qaida planner and leader) and Khalid Sheikh Mohammad (Mastermind of 9/11 attacks)
* Attempting to illegally enter the United States on April 4, 2002 but was turned away due to his forged passport
You know, there's a real easy way to solve the problem of what to do with low level al Qaeda operatives: After a short and swift trial kill them all, exactly as the Geneva Conventions allow us to do.
Feasible? I dunno, but it just feels so right.
UPDATE: The Long War Journal has a great background story about Mohamad, subtitled the false martyr.
Something that kept bothering me about Robert Mackey's post at the NY Times blog as I was reading it was why he kept emphasizing the possibility that Mohamad had been tortured, with no mention whatsoever of the things the alleged al Qaeda terrorist was accused of? I just chalked this up to liberal bias given that this is the New York Times, but, it turns out, there's more to the story.
The New York Times was involved in the lawsuit on behalf of the al Qaeda terrorist trying to get the British courts to release classified materials. From the Long War Journal article mentioned above:
What is it the Times fails to mention, exactly? That Mohamad admitted to his lawyer of being an al Qaeda trained terrorist. His defense lawyer stipulated the following at his hearing:
2. The detainee arrived in Islamabad, Pakistan, in June 2001, and traveled to the al Farouq training camp in Afghanistan, to receive paramilitary training.So, there you have it. Just some poor schmuck hanging out in Afghanistan to --- please remove all liquids from near your computer screen, you're really not going to believe the reason he first claimed he was in Afghanistan --- kick his heroine addiction.
3. At the al Farouq camp, the detainee received 40 days of training in light arms handling, explosives, and principles of topography.
4. The detainee was taught to falsify documents, and received instruction from a senior al Qaeda operative on how to encode telephone numbers before passing them to another individual.
He went to the poppy growing capital of the world .... as rehab.
Heartache: Socks Clinton Dead
RIP Socks. RIP.
But seriously, is it ever a tragedy when a cat dies?
Slain USC Intern's Killer Found?
Not my usual fare, but I saw this over at Hot Air and couldn't help but remember when the Chandra Levy case was numero uno on our collective minds.
Before Pete Carrol came to town, when most people heard USC two of our famous interns came to mind. Can you name the other one? And since we all kind of traveled the same circles, it's good -- good in that trite "closure" sense of the word -- to learn that her killer may have been found.
Oxymoron of the Day
Friday Night War Porn
Possible posted before, but still awesome!
"I want you to pull that trigger until they can't get up"
h/t The Patriot Room
February 20, 2009
John Gibson Hoax Video Traced to ... MSM Reporter?(Updated)
Ray Robison does a little sleuthing and finds evidence (not proof) that the person behind the hoax video showing Fox News' John Gibson as a racist may be the work of a reporter for Baltimore TV station WBAL 11 named John Sanders.
Let me predict how this will play out.
First, the laughter on the Left that a blogger could ever find something like this out.
Next, the denials that this guy is behind it because, you know, the evidence just isn't compelling enough. Plus, a blogger!
Then, the admission of guilt by the dude to the bloggers.
Last, laughter from the Left at bloggers because what's the big deal it's not like he did anything illegal?
I think I've seen something like this played out before a time or two.
Update by Stable Hand: Breitbart has vid of B-Cast conversation with Sanders admitting he made it just for fun. He claims he had annotation on the video to indicate the Gibson audio had been altered. Mmmmm, sure.
Be sure to check out Breitbart, for related videos. Also, the B-Cast will have a vid up later with a look at this issue in depth. Johnny Dollar and Steve Krakauer from TV Newser are on the program. Neither can recall seeing any annotation on the earliest posting of the video.
Navy Crosses Awarded Posthumously To 2 Marines
QUANTICO, Va. (Feb. 20, 2009) Marines render honors while the national anthem is played during a Navy Cross ceremony in honor of two fallen Camp Lejeune Marines, Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter, from Sag Harbor, N.Y., and Cpl. Jonathan Yale, from Burkeville, Va.
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)The Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter presented the awards at a ceremony at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Haerter and Yale posthumously received the Navy Cross for actions in April 2008. They are credited with saving the lives of many Marines and Iraqi police. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released)
Afghan National Arrested in CA for Ties to al Qaeda [UPDATED & BUMPED: Brother-in-law of bin Laden Security Chief]
Actually, he wasn't arrested for his ties to al Qaeda. He is being indicted for lying to immigration officers. The lie?
He said he had no relationship with al Qaeda, Hizb-i-Islami and the Taliban.
There are lies on visa and passport applications, and then there are lies.
What this probably means is that the feds have been watching his activities for some time hoping to establish a deeper connection, but they instead went for the low-hanging fruit and indicted him on the easiest thing to prove:
The indictment, unsealed this morning, alleges [34 year old Ahmadullah Sais] Niazi hid associations with "Specially Designated Global Terrorists," groups including Al Qaeda, Hizb-i-Islami and the Taliban, when he completed nationalization papers five years ago. During one visit, the government alleges Niazi visited Dr. Amin al-Haq, the security coordinator for Osama bin Laden.Great. I'm sure he and bin Laden's security coordinator were just chatting about the impact of global warming on the Khyber Pass.
Charges against Niazi include perjury, naturalization fraud, misuse of a passport obtained by fraud and making a false statement to a federal agency. He is scheduled to make a court appearance this afternoon at the federal courthouse in Santa Ana.
I'll also note that he was arrested by FBI agents on the counter terrorism task force, not ICE officials.
I did a little Googling, and there's an Ahmadullah Niazi in Orange County -- the county just south of LA that the Niazi in the story lives in -- that has a company in Tustin called "T & A Trading Group". The contact is "Ahmad Niazi". Niazi's company apparently in the wholesale computer and electronics business.
Hmmmm, I seem to remember another Orange County computer geek with an affinity for the Taliban and al Qaeda.
Would be the same "Ahmed" Niazi cited in this article which notes that he's 33 and lives in Orange County. Which would be odd if it is because the story goes on to cite Niazi as being shocked by a friend who had converted to Islam wanting help joining the jihad. The article implies that Niazi testified against the friend.
Both "Ahmed" and "Niazi" are fairly common names, so maybe it's a different person here. Especially given that the man under indictment is from Afghanistan, and the Niazi above taught Arabic.
If any one finds any other information about Niazi, please drop me a line.
I'll post the entire indictment below as text. I'll work on the formatting of it as I read it. Then I'll post some highlights above the text as I work my way through it.
First, for those of you trying to find more info on this guy the indictment says he has a few variation on his name.
AHMADULLAH SAIS NIAZI,
aka Ahmadullah Khan,
aka Ahmadullah Sais,
aka Ahmadullah Sais Khan,
aka Ahmadullah Khan Sais
UPDATED Highlights from indictment: There are five counts in the indictment, each relating to a specific time in which Niazi lied either to an immigration official or on an immigration form.
If I'm getting this right, all of the criminal charges relate to two things. First, that Niazi had been associated with al Qaeda before he came to the US and began naturalization. Second, that after Niazi was living in the US that he traveled to Pakistan where he had contact with al Qaeda figures.
The main person Niazi had contact with was Dr. Amin al-Haq, the security coordinator for Osama bin Laden. What is interesting about this is the wording of count five in the indictment which implies that Niazi is related to al-Haq:
In truth and in fact, as defendant NIAZI then well knew, he hadThis would be a major problem, wouldn't it? Even if we assume that Niazi is not some kind of sleeper agent, then wouldn't failure to disclose that he was related to a top al Qaeda terrorist be serious?
traveled to Pakistan to visit family, including Dr. Amin al-Haq.
But the rest of the indictment does seem to indicate that Niazi lied not only about his relationship with known al Qaeda members, but also that he was associated with the group.
Here's the indictment.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SOUTHERN DIVISION
October 2008 Grand Jury
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
AHMADULLAH SAIS NIAZI,
aka Ahmadullah Khan,
aka Ahmadullah Sais,
aka Ahmadullah Sais
aka Ahmadullah Khan
No. SA CR-_______________
I N D I C T M E N T
[18 U.S.C. § 1621(2): Perjury;
18 U.S.C. § 1425: Procurement
of Naturalization Unlawfully;
18 U.S.C. § 1546(a): Use of
Passport Procured by Fraud; 18
U.S.C. § 1001(a): False
The Grand Jury charges:
[18 U.S.C. § 1621(2)]
1. Dr. Amin al-Haq, aka Dr. Amin ul-Haq, aka Muhammad Amin (“Dr. Amin al-Haq”), security coordinator for Usama bin Laden, was designated by the United Nations Security Council as an individual associated with al-Qaeda and Usama bin Laden on or about March 8, 2001. On or about October 12, 2001, the United States Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control designated Dr. Amin al-Haq as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, pursuant to Executive Order 13224. These designations continue in effect.
2. Al-Qaeda was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the Secretary of State on or about October 8, 1999, pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. This designation continues in effect. Usama bin Laden has proclaimed publicly that he is the leader of al-Qaeda and that the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States was an al-Qaeda operation.
3. Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is the founder of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin (“HIG”), a terrorist organization. On or about February 18, 2003, the State Department and the United States Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control designated Gulbuddin Hekmatyar a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, pursuant to Executive Order 13224, for his participation in and support of terrorist acts carried out by al-Qaeda and the Taliban. On or about February 20, 2003, the United Nations Security Council designated Gulbuddin Hekmatyar as an individual associated with al-Qaeda. These designations continue in effect.
B. THE OFFENSE
4. On or about February 24, 2004, in Orange County, within the Central District of California, and elsewhere, defendant AHMADULLAH SAIS NIAZI, aka Ahmadullah Khan, aka Ahmadullah Sais, Ahmadullah Sais Khan, aka Ahmadullah Khan Sais (“NIAZI”), in a declaration, certificate, and statement under penalty of perjury as permitted under Section 1746 of Title 28, United States Code, willfully subscribed as true material matter which defendant NIAZI did not believe to be true. Specifically, on his naturalization application, defendant NIAZI certified under penalty of perjury that (1) he had never used a name other than Ahmadullah Sais; (2) he had never been a member of or associated with any organization, association, fund, foundation, party, club, society, or similar group in the United States or in any other place; and (3) he had never been a member of or in any way associated, either directly or indirectly, with a terrorist organization.
In truth and in fact, as defendant NIAZI then well knew, he had used the name Ahmadullah Khan, among others. In truth and in fact, as defendant NIAZI then well knew, he was associated with one or more groups in Afghanistan and/or
Pakistan. In truth and in fact, as defendant NIAZI then well knew, he was associated in any way with one or more terrorist organizations, namely, al-Qaeda, HIG, and/or the Taliban.
[18 U.S.C. § 1621(2)]
On or about October 1, 2004, in Los Angeles County, within the Central District of California, and elsewhere, defendant AHMADULLAH SAIS NIAZI, aka Ahmadullah Khan, aka Ahmadullah Sais, Ahmadullah Sais Khan, aka Ahmadullah Khan Sais (“NIAZI”), in a declaration, certificate, and statement under penalty of perjury as permitted under Section 1746 of Title 28, United States Code, willfully subscribed as true a material matter which defendant
NIAZI did not believe to be true. Specifically, on his naturalization application, defendant NIAZI certified under penalty of perjury that he had not taken a trip of 24 hours or more outside of the United States since on or about February 24,
2004. In truth and in fact, as defendant NIAZI then well knew, he traveled outside the United States to Pakistan on or about May 21, 2004, and returned to the United States on or about June 4, 2004.
[18 U.S.C. § 1425]
1. Dr. Amin al-Haq, aka Dr. Amin ul-Haq, aka Muhammad Amin (“Dr. Amin al-Haq”), security coordinator for Usama bin Laden, was designated by the United Nations Security Council as anindividual associated with al-Qaeda and Usama bin Laden on or about March 8, 2001. On or about October 12, 2001, the United States Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control designated Dr. Amin al-Haq as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, pursuant to Executive Order 13224. These designations continue in effect.
2. Al-Qaeda was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the Secretary of State on or about October 8, 1999, pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. This designation continues in effect. Usama bin Laden has proclaimed publicly that he is the leader of al-Qaeda and that the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States was an al-Qaeda operation.
3. Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is the founder of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin (“HIG”), a terrorist organization. On or about February 18, 2003, the State Department and the United States Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control designated Gulbuddin Hekmatyar a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, pursuant to
Executive Order 13224, for his participation in and support of terrorist acts carried out by al-Qaeda and the Taliban. On or about February 20, 2003, the United Nations Security Council designated Gulbuddin Hekmatyar as an individual associated with al-Qaeda. These designations continue in effect.
B. THE OFFENSE
4. From on or about February 24, 2004, through on or about November 5, 2004, in Orange County, within the Central District of California, and elsewhere, defendant AHMADULLAH SAIS NIAZI, aka Ahmadullah Khan, aka Ahmadullah Sais, Ahmadullah Sais Khan, aka Ahmadullah Khan Sais (“NIAZI”), knowingly procured for himself, contrary to law, naturalization as a United States citizen, to which he was not entitled. Defendant NIAZI knowingly procured naturalization for himself contrary to law by making, in connection with his naturalization application, material false statements under penalty of perjury, including that (1) defendant NAIZI had never used a name other than Ahmadullah Sais; (2) he had never been a member of or associated with any organization, association, fund, foundation, party, club, society, or similar
group in the United States or in any other place; (3) he had never been a member of or in any way associated, either directly or indirectly, with a terrorist organization; (4) he had not taken a trip of 24 hours or more outside of the United States since on or about February 24, 2004; and (5) he had never given false or misleading information to any U.S. government official while applying for any immigration benefit. In truth and in fact, as defendant NIAZI then well knew, he had used the name Ahmadullah Khan, among others. In truth and in fact, as defendant NIAZI then well knew, he was associated with one or more groups in Afghanistan and/or Pakistan. In truth and in fact, as defendant NIAZI then well knew, he was associated in any way with one or more terrorist organizations, namely, al-Qaeda, HIG, and/or the Taliban. In truth and in fact, as defendant NIAZI then well knew, he traveled outside the United States to Pakistan on or about May 21, 2004, and returned to the United
States on or about June 4, 2004. In truth and in fact, as defendant NIAZI then well knew, he had given false and misleading information to a U. S. government official while applying for permanent residency status when he certified under penalty of perjury that he had no present or past membership in or affiliation with any political organization, association, fund, foundation, party, club, society, or similar group in the United States or in any other place, including any foreign military service, since his 16th birthday. Defendant NIAZI knowingly
procured naturalization for himself to which he was not entitled by applying for, and obtaining, naturalization when, as defendant NIAZI then well knew, he was not entitled to naturalization as a United States citizen because he had obtained his permanent residency status by fraud and because he willfully provided false
statements under penalty of perjury in connection with his naturalization application.
U.S.C. § 1546(a)]
From on or about February 8, 2005, through on or about February 19, 2005, in Los Angeles County, within the Central District of California, and elsewhere, defendant AHMADULLAH SAIS NIAZI, aka Ahmadullah Khan, aka Ahmadullah Sais, Ahmadullah Sais Khan, aka Ahmadullah Khan Sais (“NIAZI”), knowingly used and possessed a document prescribed by statute and regulation for entry into and as evidence of authorized stay and employment in the United States, that is, a United States passport, knowing it to have been procured by means of a false claim and statement, and to have been otherwise procured by fraud and unlawfully obtained. Specifically, defendant NIAZI used his United States passport to travel to Pakistan through Los Angeles International Airport.
[18 U.S.C. § 1001(a)]
1. Dr. Amin al-Haq, aka Dr. Amin ul-Haq, aka Muhammad Amin (“Dr. Amin al-Haq”), security coordinator for Usama bin Laden, was designated by the United Nations Security Council as an individual associated with al-Qaeda and Usama bin Laden on or about March 8, 2001. On or about October 12, 2001, the United States Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control designated Dr. Amin al-Haq as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, pursuant to Executive Order 13224. These designations continue in effect.
B. THE OFFENSE
2. On or about February 19, 2005, in Los Angeles County, within the Central District of California, and elsewhere, defendant AHMADULLAH SAIS NIAZI, aka Ahmadullah Khan, aka Ahmadullah Sais, Ahmadullah Sais Khan, aka Ahmadullah Khan Sais (“NIAZI”), in a matter within the jurisdiction of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security of the United States, knowingly and willfully made a materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statement and representation, in that defendant NIAZI stated, upon his return from foreign travel, that he had traveled to Qatar for one week to visit his family. In truth and in fact, as defendant NIAZI then well knew, he had
traveled to Pakistan to visit family, including Dr. Amin al-Haq.
A TRUE BILL
THOMAS P. O’BRIEN
United States Attorney
CHRISTINE C. EWELL
Assistant United States Attorney
Chief, Criminal Division
ROBB C. ADKINS
Assistant United States Attorney
Chief, Southern Division
EILEEN M. DECKER
Assistant United States Attorney
Chief, National Security Section
DEIRDRE Z. ELIOT
Assistant United States Attorney
National Security Section
Shocka! Obama Backs Bush: No Constitutional Rights For Detainee's At Afghanistan Military Base
Oh the horror:
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sided with the Bush administration Friday, saying detainees in Afghanistan have no constitutional rights.In other shocking detainee news - Obama Ordered Review: Gitmo Meets Geneva Convention Standards
In a two-sentence court filing, the Justice Department said it agreed that detainees at Bagram Airfield cannot use U.S. courts to challenge their detention. The filing shocked human rights attorneys.
"The hope we all had in President Obama to lead us on a different path has not turned out as we'd hoped," said Tina Monshipour Foster, a human rights attorney representing a detainee at the Bagram Airfield. "We all expected better."
Ah yes, this has been a good Friday. Can't wait until Monday when the shite hits the fan. Kinda puts a damper on the evil Boooosh responsible of abuse of GITMO detainees, etc.
British Muslims Providing Taliban With Electronic Devices For Roadside Bombs
Par for the course:
British Muslims are providing the Taliban with electronic devices to make roadside bombs for use in attacks against British forces serving in southern Afghanistan, The Telegraph can disclose.Caving in to Muslim demands is dangerous to ones health....literally.
The devices, which enable Taliban fighters to detonate roadside bombs by remote control, are either sent to sympathizers in the region, or carried by volunteers who fly to Pakistan and then make their way across the border.
Details of how British electronic components have been found in roadside bombs were given to David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, when he visited British troops at their military compound at Lashkagar, in Helmand province, earlier this week.
In a briefing on British operations in southern Afghanistan by Brigadier Gordon Messenger, the Royal Marine commander of the British battlegroup, Mr Miliband was shown examples of the crude, home-made devices that are being used in attacks against British patrols.
They included mobile phones filled with explosives, which could kill or seriously injure British soldiers patrolling on foot, and more sophisticated devices that can be used against military vehicles.
The disclosure is the latest in a string of suggestions from British commanders about the connections between British Muslims and violence in Afghanistan.
In August, Brigadier Ed Butler, the former commander of UK forces in Afghanistan, told the Telegraph that there are "British passport holders" in the Taliban ranks. Other officers believe their soldiers have killed British Muslims fighting alongside the Taliban.
And last year, it was revealed that RAF Nimrod surveillance planes monitoring Taliban radio signals in Afghanistan had heard militants speaking with Yorkshire and Midlands accents
The WSJ reader quoted at Instapundit who made the following remark had an interesting point:
Now that those of us who have been making steady, on-time payments on our mortgages for years will be paying off others’ mortgages through our taxes, can we claim a tax-deduction for our neighbors’ mortgage interest too?Taking it further, I think we should have access to their houses and properties. Hey - if we're paying their mortgages to their banks through taxes, shouldn't we be able to use their property like one would use a road or a public park or a government loan or a government building?
— Edward G. Stafford, responding to “Dukes of Moral Hazard.”
I sure would enjoy chillin' in a few foreclosed shore houses that I'm now subsidizing this coming summer. You?
Inshallahshaheed AKA Samir Khan Steals Bill Roggio's Post Gets PWN3d!
You would think that as many times as this moron, Samir Khan, has been burned, he would learn about stealing other peoples stuff.
Samir Khan linked To Bill Roggio's article in Long War Journal today. Samir used very poor blog manners and actually reposted Roggios entire article. He even was fool enough to hotlink the images from the story and steal Long War Journal's bandwidth.
Then Howie emailed Bill Roggio.
Then Sammy had to edit his post.....
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Bwhahahaaaaaaa! Sammy you are so PWNED again my cheap little thieving bitch.
Ouch: President Obama=President Ponzi
Commentary at Post Chronicle
President Obama obviously is not the Messiah, but Americans who pay and will pay income taxes, especially future generations, may come to call him President Ponzi as a result of his massive government borrowing in order to redistribute wealth instead of really stimulate the national economy.Taxpayers....
The ACORN President's fiscal plan to deal with the ACORN-generated fiscal crisis calls to mind the notorious Ponzi scheme[...]
But is it rational for government to operate a Ponzi scheme?
Who will bail out the government?
Rhode island Veterans Home Is First Veterans' Home In U.S. To Train Puppies To Become Assistance Dogs
Feel good story of the day, well actually second but
can't elaborate at this time link
PRINCETON, Mass./EWORLDWIRE/Feb. 20, 2009 --- The Rhode Island Veterans' Home in Bristol, R.I., and NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans of Princeton, Mass., are teaming up to train puppies to become assistance dogs for disabled Americans and U.S. wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.Good luck to them and God bless our wounded warriors as well as those in harms way.
"NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans is expanding our training program to include the Veterans' Home in Bristol, R.I., because the number of wounded veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is huge, and the demand for canines - not canes - is very high.
This pilot program - Veteran PUP Partnership - at the R.I. Veterans' Home is the first in the U.S. to take place at a Veterans' Home. Residents are raising puppies to assist wounded Veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts," according to Sheila O'Brien, chief executive officer of NEADS.
"The opportunity for veterans to participate in a program which will directly benefit fellow veterans is a tremendous opportunity," says Rick Baccus, Brigadier General (Ret).
Work Accident in Gaza Tunnel
Just can't keep good smugglers alive these days
An Egyptian man was killed and two men were injured on Friday in a fire which broke out in a fuel tank at the Egyptian end of a tunnel used for smuggling supplies to the Gaza Strip, police sources said[...]On the bright side, the other man should be back to work in no time, crispy pieces of flesh doesn't count for sick time.
An Egyptian official said police saw flames and smoke coming from what later turned out to be a tunnel entrance. They pulled two men from the tunnel.
A medical representative in North Sinai, Imad Kharboush, said one man died from his injuries. He said the other man, who was badly burned, escaped from the hospital.
NYU Under "Occupation" By Pro-Palistinian Students?
From Carl In Jerusalem
[...]As I type this post, one of the buildings (the Kimmel Student Center) is under 'occupation' by a group of pro-'Palestinian' students (Hat Tip: Red Tulips) and it has been since about 10:00 Wednesday night.Be sure to read it all.
They have a web site that lists their 'demands' from the administration (if this sounds familiar to those of you who were around in the late '60's and early '70's, it should).
There's a more detailed list of the demands here, and I'd like to quote them for you. Most of them are typical university issues (and I disagree with most of them, but that's a separate issue). Please note the ones I highlighted in the middle. More...
Coming to a university near you.....
Update: Quite a discussion going on at the asshats Ustream You can watch their stupid videos there.
Update II YouTube vid below fold
Update III: It's over, the NYU officails foiled their occupation
YouTuber NYCTeacher1 Figures
Rusty CIA RoofieGate
Stacy McCain has the goods on my CIA connections and "RoofieGate".
UK: Out: Harry Potter - In: Jihad For Kids
Evil Zionists trying to brainwash Muslim children.
HARRY Potter books, cricket and Shakespeare have been banned at Muslim schools in the UK where pupils are being taught to hate Britain.Well that's comforting.
Teachers are also encouraging children to despise other classic British pastimes including chess, music and Monopoly.
Youngsters are ending up living separate lives in “Muslim enclaves” away from mainstream society, research from the Civitas think-tank has found.
And many Muslim parents have no idea that their kids’ lessons are so extreme.
One website for the Madani Girls’ School, east London, blasted British culture and says: “Our children are exposed to a culture that is in opposition with almost everything Islam stands for.”
And teacher Themina Ahmed, creator of a history syllabus for the Islamic Shaksiyah Foundation schools in London, writes: “The world will witness the death of the criminal capitalist nation of America and all other states when the army of jihad is unleashed upon them.”
More info at Telegraph.
Pelosi/Hoyer: Well We Are Kinda Busy Right Now Adding More Pork
Boehner: Democrats Should Post Half-Trillion Dollar Omnibus Spending Bill Online Immediately
Washington, Feb 19 - House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on plans by Democratic leaders to schedule a vote as soon as next week on the half-trillion dollar “omnibus” spending bill to complete the FY 2009 appropriations process:
“If Democratic leaders plan to schedule a vote on the half-trillion dollar omnibus spending bill next week, they should post the legislation online immediately so the American people have adequate time to read the measure and understand what is in it. My colleagues in the Republican leadership and I made this request two weeks ago, and to date, our request has gone unanswered. Time is running short, and American taxpayers deserve to know how their hard-earned tax dollars will be used under this legislation.
“The fact that the Democratic Majority is planning to bring this massive spending bill to the House floor just days after Congress approved the trillion-dollar ‘stimulus’ spending plan is added proof that ‘borrow and spend’ has become Washington’s go-to strategy for funding more programs and projects that taxpayers do not need and cannot afford.
“Will the omnibus spending bill be loaded with pork-barrel earmarks? Will it contain harmful language aimed at stopping environmentally-safe energy exploration far off our shores? Will it include other controversial policy changes akin to the ‘stimulus’ bill’s provisions to undermine welfare reform and allow government bureaucrats to ration out health care for families and seniors? These are important questions that must be answered – and will be answered, if Democratic leaders give the American people ample time to review the legislation by placing it online immediately.”We won, dontcha know.
NOTE: Boehner and other Members of the House GOP leadership sent a letter [PDF]to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) on February 5 asking that the massive FY 2009 omnibus spending bill be posted online immediately. To date, that letter has gone unanswered.
Yemen Admits Lying, Retracts Story of Seven Saudi Al Qaeda Captured
President Ali Abdullah Saleh is a Master at spinning Western media and perceptions. Yemeni government employees work as correspondents for major news agencies including the BBC, FOX and AFP. As we discuss below, the Yemeni government bribes, blackmails and threatens Western experts, and if that doesn't work, yanks their visa. The regime calls everybody a terrorist, so a 16 year old Shiite rebel in a dungeon is reported as an Al Qaeda arrest in the West. And of course, Yemen doesn't make such big announcements when they free terrorists, like the 95 released recently to form a pro-government paramilitary.
Today's story from the land of magic mirrors is about seven Saudi al Qaeda who trained in Saudi Arabia, crossed into Yemen and were recently captured; however they don't actually exist.
The president's ruling party announced the capture on February 16, and the story was picked up around the world. Yesterday, al Watan reported the Saudi Interior Ministry said the Yemeni officials "confirmed to their counterparts in the Kingdom this was not the case." The retraction is also being run by Yemen's official news agency, so they must have gotten some spanking. But its hard to undo the lies once they are spread, which is what Saleh counts on.
Update: The Donors Consultive Conference, set for Sunday, was canceled today. The Saudis are a bit peeved methinks. They pledged a third of the 6 billion raised for Yemen at the 2006 UK donors conference.
Time's Up: Black September Terrorist Walks Free
Black September Organization terrorist al-Jawary, who was involved in multiple terrorist plots in Europe and Jordan and who was convicted of a failed bomb plot to kill Golda Meir in New York, has served his time. He got out of the Federal pen yesterday. Word is he's being deported.
I hope they send him to Jordan where I think he'll find the royal family welcoming him back with less than open arms. But if I was a betting man I'd guess Syria would be where he ends up. Don't worry, the long-arm of the Mossad has been known to reach Damascus from time to time. Compared to what he has coming, I'm guessing federal pound-you-in-the-ass prison wasn't so bad.
ACORN Riff-Raff Alert
The rif-raff are at it in Baltimore, claiming they have a God-given right to live in homes someone else owns. I have a great idea, let's give these people federal money!
Thanks to J.
Huffington Post Posts Doctored Video, Smears John Gibson as RAAAAAACIST, Then Retracts
The Huff-n-puff Post Hate Site posted what they thought was a video of John Gibson uttering a raaaaaaacist remark about Eric Holder. The outrage was real. The lather was thick. The liberals finally had their bloody shirt on FAUX NEWS.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Isn't this the blog that was just honored as one of the most "important" blogs of 2008 by TIME?
The best is the comments - we're always reminding everyone of the fact that die-hard, true-blue leftists are never capable of telling the truth or letting facts get in the way of a good circle jerk of outrage:
I personally don't care if the video is a fake or not.That's not the only one who doesn't burden himself with trivialities like facts and "the truth."
Fox itself is devoid of any criteria recommending it as a credible news source.
If this video has been altered, then it's high time Fox got a taste of it's own revisionist nonsense.
Whether or not the video was doctored or not, I think it is still a major indictment of Fox news that the possibility of the clip being authentic was within the realm of possibility.Conviction for crimes that "might be true because I want them to be, if reality only stopped interfering."
I need a shower now. Un. Freaking. Believable.
Real Hope and Change in Iraq
Meet the new Iraqi Air Force! Click link for more.
Schoolhouse Rock, Stimulus Bill Style
Click the pic for more.
On a rather sad note, I actually use the I'm Just a Bill Schoolhouse Rock video in my intro class. And a good quarter of them still won't get it.
UN Extorts $10K Per Document from Refugees in Yemen
Last year, Somali refugees in Yemen held large heated demonstrations against the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' office, claiming corruption. Now Iraqi refugees in Yemen are demonstrating against the UNHCR because the UN office is extorting $10,000 to process documents.
There are some international organizations working in Yemen cleanly, like MSF for one, but others get sucked into the corrupt environment. Foreigners (academics, journalists, experts and business people) who can't be bribed are sometimes blackmailed or obliquely coerced by such tactics as threatened visa refusal. This is part of the reason why Yemen, the real Yemen, is such a black hole. Many Westerners self censor because those who don't sometimes can't come back and would lose their livelihood. The UNHCR office there however is just massively corrupt.
YemenOnline. Feb 18, 2009 – In a raging environment, a number of discontented Iraqi families headed for the gate of UNHCR office in Yemen where they tore up their own asylum and resettlement documents issued by UNHCR Yemen in protest to the degradation, ill-treatment and continuous extortion they received from UNHCR staff, as well as in protest to the violations against the international humanitarian laws.
A number of Iraqi refugees in Yemen said that UNHCR staff used to treat them with contempt and refuse to receive their resettlement documents to be processed and renewed. They added that a minimum of US$ 10,000 has to be paid to staff in order for the resettlement documents to be processed.
Ooops, Wikileaks Leaks Its Own Donor List
Whistleblower website Wikileaks faced a dilemma this week when a list of email addresses for the site's donors was submitted as a leaked document.Maybe a new brand of disposable diapers should be considered.
The issue arose after a fund raising email on Saturday went out with all 58 addresses in the To field (instead of the bcc field). The all too common schoolboy error meant that all the recipients found out the online identities of other donors.
The list was promptly resubmitted as a leaked document which, to its credit, Wikileaks published along with the comment from the leaker that "WikiLeaks leaks its own donors, aww irony. BCC next time kthx".
h/t Thanos at LGF link thingy
Dear Leader Beats Out Jesus As America's Hero
Give it time, the Messiah isn't done with America yet.
Note George W moved from 19th to 5th and editor had to note he was only in office for six months in 2001
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Americans named President Obama as their No. 1 hero, followed by Jesus Christ and Martin Luther King, in a new Harris poll[...]MSM, leftist, and Democrats love affair with The One never ceases to amaze me.
The biggest changes upwards on this list into the top 10 since 2001, apart from Barack Obama, were:
— George W. Bush was rated only 19th in July 2001, when he had been president for six months, and is now number 5 on the list.
h/t Matthew Nickerson in comments
February 19, 2009
Headline Fail: Obama bin Laden
So, where is Obama bin Laden hiding, anyway?
As seen by Erik on his Yahoo homepage.
Yeah, we've seen this kind of typo before and we'll see it again. Does it ever get old? No.
The Quran Challenge: Quick, Someone Fatwa This Guy
Steven Crowder is just begging for a fatwa.
The Reason Women Are Inferior
(Medina, Saudi Arabia) Female Saudi writer Suhaila Zeinul Abideen Hammad has penned several articles complaining about the unequal treatment received by women in the kingdom. In response, a column by Osama Ahmed Al-Subaie in today's Arab News displays the following.
Women are incomplete in our society. They will remain incomplete and will always be considered inferior. Their participation in literary clubs, journalism training courses, conferences and seminars would lead to them mixing with men.So there. In Saudi society, women are second-class citizens because they are a source of corruption. The same thinking is presumably prevalent throughout Islam.
This would open the door for seduction, a source of corruption. Women would then become shameless and coveted by men.
Frankly, I believe the philosophy fails to give proper attribution to biological weaknesses in men. Rather than women being a source of corruption, it's the men who are incapable of managing the complexities of male-female relationships without being corrupted.
Out: Holding Terrorists Indefinitely
In: Holding Terrorists Indefinitely
Bush-Hitler: Holding terrorists indefinitely without charge in Gitmo.
Thanks to Tom.
UPDATE: Check out Sister Toldjah's take on this.
Pics: Brooklyn Decker Nipple Slip in SI Swimsuit 2009
An enterprising -- nay, shall we say heroic?-- reader notices the nipple that slipped by the Sports Illustrated censors.
For some odd reason SI is perfectly willing to show the clearly visible nipple behind, say, an almost transparent wet t-shirt or pretty much see through body paint, but the censors fuzz over the model's flawless areolae when they are directly seen.
Except for here when Brooklyn Decker can be seen baring it all. I'm not what the difference is between "see my nipple under this shirt" and "here's my nipple exposed to direct sunlight" and why they draw the line there. Maybe it's contractual?
Or plausible deniability to mom. I'm not a nude model, just a model. Kind of like Hooters waitresses aren't all-the-way strippers.
Anyway, the people have spoken. Let them eat cheesecake. NSFW images and video below the fold. Oh, and apologies in advance to the Cotillion. I'm sure this is going to go over real well with the femisphere.
The magic happens at 9 seconds in. The video is supposedly PG-13, but it's pretty hot so I'd give it an R rating even without the nipple slip.
Marginally decent vidcaps of Brooklyn Decker nude below. The video is clearer, but thanks to whoever it was that took them. Apologies for the branding, but we've got to eat!
Still tooling around with image shack. Let me know if we kill the bandwidth and the images go down.
UPDATE: I see nipple teasing is all the rage these days.
Not Where US Predators in Pakistan Are (Updated)
Remember how outraged we were that Sen. Feinstein had leaked classified information that the US was using bases inside of Pakistan to control our Predator strikes against al Qaeda targets? It looks like Google Earth outed the CIA base of operations first. The above can be found using Google Earth's 2006 maps.
Secret is out. Time to find a new base. Thanks Google.
A thought: In all of the spy novels I read, the protagonists -- Scott Harvath, Mitch Rapp, Kirk McGarvey -- and even the antagonists -- al Qaeda -- all have a pretty good idea when satelites which might give away their positions are overhead. If novelists can think that far ahead, why can't the real CIA?
Thanks to Shachtman for the pic and who notes, correctly, that those are Predators and not Global Hawks.
Anonymous actually brings up a good point that Global Security had reported on the base some time ago. But I think the rather important thing here is not that the US has an FOB in Pakistan, but that many idiots in Pakistan are outraged that the base is being used by Predators. Case in point.
A lot of Pakistanis are under the impression that the US indiscriminately bombs poor innocents when we use our drones in their territory. I guess there's no fixing stupid.
Here's a great idea: why don't you morons control your own territory and get rid of al Qaeda and the Taliban? Either do that, or shut the hell up.
Finally: 8,000 Lashes I can Support
Saudis sentence man to 10 years, 8,000 lashes for ... raping his own daughter.
For some reason, I do not think this is the part of sharia that the
Archdhimmi Archbishop of Canterbury says he'd like to adopt.
Out: Religious Wars in Lebanon
In: Slutty 80s Girls that Make You Horny
Really in: Ignoring the Terrorists All Around You
Ace finally gives me reason to visit Lebanon. Or not:
Oh, let me mention the women dressing sexily. I joked during the Feb 14 rally that the eighties didn't die, they just came to Beirut and mutated.Ouch. I for one do not miss the 1980s look.
There's a curiously standard fashion among young girls and women here -- very tight jeans and leather or suede boots coming up to the knee. Sometimes, in a flair I approve of, they roll up their jeans to reveal one or two inches of stockings or tights beneath, before the tights disappear into the boots.
What they dress like, in other words, is all the "bad girls" I was so horny for in middle school and high school. If only the feather ear-ring came into style here, it would be perfect.
The rest of Ace's post is much more serious. And this isn't a criticism of Ace, but his post reminds me that I keep reading reports out of Lebanon about how normal it seems. Or, if Ace is to be believed, how incredibly awesome it is with slutty chicks running around everywhere and sub-Vegas standards of morality. Kind of like Amsterdam, only with bigger hair.
The south of the country, run by Hizbollah, we are told is the exception to the rule. Like this is a pretty great country, except for the radical Iranian backed terrorist group that is second only to al Qaeda in the number of Americans it has killed.
This is such bullshit. With apologies to my many Lebanese friends -- including my Lebanese brother-in-law --- Lebanon is one of the largest state sponsors of terror in the world. It is a shithole that puts most shitholes to shame. It's a failed state, every bit as bad as Afghanistan.
I'm sure that Christian and Sunni Arabs of the country are very glad the civil war is over, but they have bought their peace with the price of allowing a terrorist organization run large parts of their country. Peace with Hizbollah also means perpetual war with Israel.
Can you imagine if the second largest political party in Mexico had the stated goal of wiping the United States off the map? And that that party had its own very large armed army? An army which occupied large swaths of the country in which regular military personnel were not allowed to travel? And that that army also regular fired missiles into the United States?
No one here would be saying, "Hey, Mexico is pretty cool. Except for the terrorism thing."
And, remember, Hizbollah also has an Iraq arm called Hizbollah in Iraq. I guess they were going for descriptive accuracy over originality.
A branch, I would remind our dear readers, which actively tries to kill US soldiers.
There is really nothing much to say about Lebanon. It is a terrorist state, every bit as much as Afghanistan was. Every bit as much as Syria or Sudan or Somalia now is.
When it comes to politics, it really doesn't matter how nice people are on a personal level. Or how slutty. I hear Hitler was great at cocktail parties. And that Eva Braun chick really put out.
People in Lebanon sound pretty cool. Except for, you know, their willingness to tolerate the tens of thousands of terrorists in their mists. And I mean that literally. Hizbollah is huge. These aren't a few isolated training camps. These are people that control territory. A lot of it.
Other than that, I'm there.
Dear Leaders Opening Statement At Joint News Conference In Ottowa
Hopey One Kenobi is still confused where he is at.
Ottowa, Canada President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper just started their joint news conference, the first such dual podium event for the new president
The newness is showing - the president began his remarks with, "It's a great pleasure to be here in Iowa - Ottawa."
Gotta get out of that campaign mode Hopey.
Update: Hopey thanked Canadians for coming to the US to campaign for him.
Really, did they donate monies too?
HOPE/CHANGE!!! Moscow: Parliament Of Kyrgyzstan Votes To Close US Base
Kyrgyzstan has told Hopey One Kenobi to f**k off. His message of changing the world's view of us doesn't seem to be working
MoscowThe Parliament of Kyrgyzstan voted on Thursday to terminate the American military's eight-year lease on an air base outside the capital, Bishkek, complicating President Barack Obama's plans to deploy as many as 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan over the next two years.This sucks for our military. So much for Hope/Change!
The bill was approved by 78 of the 81 deputies present, with two voting against it and one abstaining. President Kurmanbek Bakiyev will now send official notification to Washington, giving U.S. forces six months to vacate the base.
The facility is a key logistical hub for American forces in Afghanistan, particularly at a time when Taliban attacks have jeopardized another prime overland supply route from Pakistan. The Manas base in Kyrgyzstan provides transit facilities for some 15,000 personnel and 500 tons of cargo each month. It also hosts large tanker aircraft refueling fighter planes on combat missions over Afghanistan[...]
In public comments, deputies portrayed the vote as the culmination of years of complaints and said the American presence in Central Asia had outlasted its usefulness.
Evil Zionist Juice New Weapon
Sweden: Israeli Taekwondo Team Cancels Trip Due To Terror Threats
An Israeli taekwondo delegation, consisting of 45 athletes and 5 coaches, was supposed to travel last weekend to Trelleborg for the Swedish championship (Trelleborg Open). However, the trip was canceled due to threats by a Muslim organization.
The Swedish Federation warned the Israeli delegation that they had concrete threats of an attack on the Israelis during the competition. They asked the Israeli delegation to cancel the trip due to security problems and the flight was indeed canceled.
A senior Swedish taekwondo official told his colleagues in Israel: "Ten thousand members of a Muslim organization are threatening to settle the account with you because of the war in Gaza." The threat was received by email from somebody claiming to represent a pro-Palestinian organization.
h/t Islam in Europe
Out: 1st Amendment
In: Confiscating Anti-Obama Signs (Updated - Video Added)
Too good to pass up on linking. If I've got the story right, Chip Harrison was pulled over by an Oklahoma City police officer because he had a sign reading, "Abort Obama Not the Unborn" sign in it. The sign was confiscated by the officer who apparently thought it was some kind of threat on the President's life.
How any one with an IQ over 100 could construe that as a threat is mystifying.
In the end the police gave Chip his sign back with a hearty apology. But the Secret Service searched his home any way to make sure he wasn't part of a "hate" group.
All's well that ends well, I guess. But, come on, isn't it pretty obvious the message the sign was supposed to convey wasn't a threat on the President's life?
Thanks to J
Good News! Rep Keith Ellison(D) In Gaza To Survey Damage
Minnesota Rep. Ellison says he isn't assigning blame, but finds destruction hard to understand
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Keith Ellison, one of the first high-level U.S. officials to enter the Gaza Strip in more than three years, said he is haunted by the scenes of destruction from Israel's recent military incursion.I guess his trip to Mecca paid (illegally) by Muslim Assoc of Minnesota enlightened him. The Muslim Assoc isn't linked to any radicals, are they?
"I have an image of a woman sitting in the rubble of her home burned in my head," the Minnesota Democrat said in a cell phone interview on his way back to an Israeli check-point Thursday morning.
Who cares anyway if he used the Koran at his swearing in ceremony. This
won't will affect his report on Gaza.
Gateway Pundit has more: John Kerry & Keith Ellison Visit Gaza to "Listen and Learn"
Birds of a feather....
Update: Kerry to deliver a letter from Hamas to Hopey One Kenobi?
Islam 4 UK: Let's Give People 80 Lashes for Being Drunk
From al Qaeda's #1 apologist in the Britain and the head of the Society of Muslim Lawyers, Anjem Choudary, comes this vision of what the UK will be like when it finally succumbs to sharia. It's Islamic Law, so it must be God's will:
Islam is undeniably the only real solution for Britain's problems. Unlike other spiritually orientated beliefs Islam is a comprehensive and divine way of life akin to ones natural disposition and furthermore capable of solving all of the various problems that mankind faces.As long as we're on the subject of Anjem Choudhary, any one hear from Omar Bakri Mohammad lately?
Under Islam all harmful intoxicants will be banned unequivocally, regardless of their classification within the drug classes i.e. class A, B, C etc. or their ‘profitability' in retail marketing. The Final Messenger Muhammad (saw) condemned the manufacturing, transporting, retailing and consuming of alcoholic beverages over 1400 years ago and equated it with being one of the roots of all evils in society; Islam additionally imposes 40 lashes (in public) for deliberate intoxication followed by 80 lashes (in public) if repeated for a second time, ensuring that intoxicants such as alcohol are not only removed from society but furthermore discouraged and dispraised as a poignant reminder to future generations who wish to ruin their lives with this very dangerous drug.
Trader Buzz On Hopey One Kenobi's Stimulus Plan
Must see video of the trading floor buzz on whether the government's plan to save the economy will actually help the markets. Lot of bleeping...heh
h/t El Rider'
I know that this is off the subject but people really should watch this video of the great Rick Santelli and part of the CME trading floor booing Obama's latest economic plan. I was on a different part of the floor during the speech and this video sums up how people felt.
Al Qaeda Kidnaps 6 Westerners in North Africa (Identified: 2 Canadians, 1 Brit, 1 German, 2 Swiss)
SITE reports that al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) have taken six more Westerners hostages. Photos of the six are said to have been posted by al Qaeda's North Africa branch on Islamist forums.
I just got this, so I haven't checked the usual forums to see who these hostages are or what AQIM's demands are. I expect to have that information shortly.
My best guess is that none of them are Americans since AQIM uses hostage taking as a way to fund their various operations and European governments are far more likely to pay ransom. As noted on countless occasions, the policy of paying ransom helps hostages in the immediate short term, but the long term consequences puts far more people in jeopardy.
One thing to notice about the pics SITE publishes is that you'll notice the women have had their faces blurred out. The murdering hostage-taking extremists wouldn't want to offend any one by showing a little cheek flesh......
UPDATE: These are not new kidnappings, but finally we have confirmation by AQIM that Canadians Robert Fowler & Louis Guay are among the six. We reported that the pair were suspected of being kidnapped last month. Fowler was a senior UN peace envoy to Niger.
The other four hostages are the tourists we reported on a few weeks ago. In that report we noted that AQIM goes out of its way not to take Americans hostage.
They're in it for the money, which we won't fork over, but they're also wary of drawing American troops into the already lost cause of establishing an Islamic state in North Africa.
The Canadians and Europeans would be wise not to negotiate for the hostages' release. They should strap on a set and mount an all out rescue effort.
UPDATE II: Stable Hand found it. Google translation of the original message found below. It seems that the retards in AQIM think that Canadian Robert Fowler is some sort of envoy for the United States.
The other hostages are listed as:
Edwen Dyer (Edwin Dyer?) from Britain.
Marianne Petzold (alt spelling?) from Germany.
Werner and Gabriella Burco Greiner (alt spelling?) both from Switzerland.
I've replaced the SITE pic above with the one I grabbed from the AQIM announcement. The two other pics below are also from it. One note about them is notice that they seem to be screen grabs from a video. Expect a hostage video.
Islamic Maghreb: [kidnapping American envoy and his assistant, and 4 Europeans]
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم The name of God the Merciful
تنظيم القاعدة ببلاد المغرب الإسلامي Al Qaeda Islamic Maghreb
إختطاف المبعوث الأممي و مساعده و 4 سُوّاح أوروبيين Kidnapping of American envoy and his deputy, 4 European tourists
الحمد لله رب العالمين و العاقبة للمتقين و لا عدوان إلا على الظالمين،و الصلاة و السلام على المبعوث بالسيف رحمة للعالمين و بعد: Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, and the consequence for those who fear and aggression, not only on the oppressors, and prayer and peace envoy to the mercy of the sword to the worlds, and after:
ففي الوقت الذي يواصل فيه تحالف الشر من اليهود و النصارى و المرتدين صولتهم على الإسلام و أهله في كل قطر... At a time when the alliance of evil continue to Jews and Christians and apostates Solthm to Islam and its people in each country ...
و في الوقت الذي يُسوق فيه أبناء فرنسا و عبيد أمريكا لانتصاراتهم الموهومة الكاذبة على المجاهدين،يسرنا أن نبشر أمتنا المسلمة ،بنجاح المجاهدين في تنفيذ عمليتين نوعيتين، داخل التراب النيجري. And marketed at a time when the people of France and the slaves of America's imaginary false Antsarathm the mujahideen, we are pleased to bring good tidings to the Muslim nation, the success of the mujahideen in the implementation of two qualitative, within the territory of Niger.
العملية الأولى:تمكن فيها المجاهدون بفضل الله منذ شهرين من اختطاف دبلماسيين كنديين بارزين: The first operation: the Mujahideen were able, thanks to God, two months since the kidnapping of prominent Canadians Dppelmasien:
الأول:هو روبرت فولر السفير السابق لكندا و المبعوث الأممي الخاص الحالي للنيجر. First: the former Ambassador Robert Fowler of Canada and current special American envoy to Niger.
و الثاني:هو مساعده لويس غاي السفير السابق لكندا في الغابون . And the second is to: help Guy Lewis, former Ambassador of Canada in Gabon.
العملية الثانية:تمكن فيها المجاهدون بفضل الله يوم 22 جانفي2009م من اختطاف أربعة سواح أوروبيين بالنيجر هم على التوالي: The second: the Mujahideen were able, thanks to God, on 22 January 2009 of the kidnapping of four European tourists in Niger are, respectively:
edwen dyer من بريطانيا و marianne petzold من ألمانيا.و. edwen dyer from Britain and marianne petzold from Germany. and. werner greiner gabriella burco greiner و كلاهما من سويسرا. werner greiner gabriella burco greiner and both from Switzerland.
و نحن نعلن للرأي العام أن المجاهدين يحتفظون بحقهم في معاملة الأسرى الستة بما يقتضيه الشرع الإسلامي. We announce to the public opinion that the mujahadeen reserves the right to treatment of prisoners, including six required by Islamic law.
و من جهة أخرى فإن المجاهدين سيعلنون إن شاء الله لاحقا مطالبهم و شروطهم مقابل إطلاق سراح المختطفين. And the other hand, the mujahideen will announce that the God of their conditions and their subsequent return for the release of abductees.
هذا و إننا لا نمل و لا نكل بإذن الله من طمأنة إخواننا المسلمين بأننا سنمضي قدما في طريق الجهاد و القتال،نصرة للمظلومين و المستضعفين،و دفاعا عن أمتنا المسلمة. This and we do not and those who do not, but, God willing, to reassure our Muslim brothers that we are going forward in the path of Jihad and fighting, support of the oppressed and the vulnerable, and in defense of the Muslim nation.
64th Anniversary of Iwo Jima Invasion
By request Via email from Memphis761
64 years ago today, my father was among the 30,000 Marines of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Marine Divisions, under V Amphibious Corps who landed on Iwo Jima as part of Operation Detachment. The following is sermon from the dedication of the 5th Mar. Div. cemetery on Iwo Jima, it is a very good commentary on democracy, freedom and the threat of complacency.
Howie, could you post this on Jawa ?
Via www.carolannwilson.net: IT IS NOT EASY TO DO SO. Some of us have buried our closest friends here. We saw these men killed before our very eyes. Any one of us might have died in their places. Indeed, some of us are alive and breathing at this very moment only because men to lie here beneath us had the courage and strength to give their lives for ours. To speak in memory of such men as these is not easy, Of the, too, can it be said with utter truth: "The world will little note nor long remember what we say here. It can never forget what they did here."Read the rest.
Update by Stable Hand: Video tribute below fold.
Jihadist In Europe Meeting In Private Homes, Forming Study Groups
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - *Prisons and private homes have taken over from mosques as recruiting hubs for Islamist radicals in Europe, a shift that cannot be tackled simply by short-term government security measures, an academic said on Wednesday[...]
Giving an example of the trend, the report, aimed at policymakers, said: "Mosques in Spain continue to be frequented by extremists, but potential recruits are now invited to private study group sessions as soon as a promising relationship has been established."
Neumann said radicalisation and recruitment within prisons was likely to worsen, noting that before 2001 no European country with the exception of France had a significant Islamist militant prisoner population. Now there were hundreds of such prisoners in Britain and Spain alone, he said. More.....
*Besides private homes we also have our own prison groups - The Radicals Amongst Us
British court rules Muslim cleric, Abu Qatada, can be deported
Abu Qatada can be deported but will he? Abu Qatada's lawyers said they will appeal the deportation order at the European Court of Human Rights. Considering the same court just awarded Abu Qatada around $5000 for wrongful detention after 9/11, what do you think Abu Qatada's chances of deportation are now?
LONDON: A Palestinian-born cleric described by British security officials as "a significant international terrorist" lost the latest round in a seven-year battle to remain in Britain as a refugee Wednesday when the highest court in Britain ruled that he could be deported to Jordan, where he was convicted in absentia in a terrorist bombing and a bomb plot in the late 1990s.
After a five-judge panel of the Law Lords - judges in the House of Lords who sit as the highest court of appeal - unanimously approved his deportation, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith immediately signed an order for the deportation of the 48-year-old Islamic preacher known as Abu Qatada, who is being held in a special unit for Muslim militants at the Longlartin jail about 100 miles, or 160 kilometers, west of London.
The cleric's lawyers said that they would appeal the decision to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, a step likely to halt any move to deport the cleric for weeks, and possibly months.
Mujahideen of YouTube: Epic Fail!
Apparently some cyber jihadis set up a website to "drive the kafir from Youtube." It is/was/will always be less than successful. I should have more details later.
http://roqayah.wordpress.com/ Wussed out!
http://www.theislamicempire.com/blog/1col_box_top.png Forum hosed!
But I know ya'll want to play eh?
Domain name: theislamicempire.com
ADK Media email@example.com
BP 800 Plateau
El Jadida 24002
ADK Media firstname.lastname@example.org
BP 800 Plateau
El Jadida 24002
Lets see who can PWN who first, hhhhmmmm?
February 18, 2009
Over 500 Protest Hopey One Kenobi's Visit To Arizona
Hopey/changey on the
meet America never ending campaign trail.
MSM not interested, evil Bush/Cheney/Rove/Halliburton not involved.
Presidential protesters made their voices heard in chants and signs Wednesday outside Dobson High School.More from Wag This Dog
The protesters, about 500 to 600 strong and growing, began arriving as ticket holders walked in.
Mesa police set up a protest area along Guadalupe Road.
They held their signs up high: "Don't tread on me," "Spend all you want, I'll pick up the tab," "I'll keep my freedom! You keep the change!"
The Radicals Among Us
Lengthy article at Philadelphia Magazine regarding prison inmates converting to radical Islam.
Philadelphians were stunned when police officer
Stephen Liczbinski was shot in cold blood during an altercation with burqa-wearing robbers. But that murder, and other recent violent acts in the city, has its roots in a form of Islam being taught in our prisons — and being funded by Middle Eastern extremists.
ONE MORNING THIS past May, three men sat in a Jeep outside a Port Richmond bank and put on new identities.
To Western eyes, two of them became hijabi — Muslim women who cover themselves — by pulling on full-length black burqas. They became, in a sense, invisible. The bank sat inside a busy supermarket, where shoppers would surely notice the two monoliths moving among them; but just as surely, those shoppers would pass by with eyes cast down, or aside, or beyond. They may be drawn for a moment by the sheer otherness of the hijabi, but would dependably look away with a twinge of awkward guilt for having noticed.
The men — Howard Cain, Levon Warner and Eric Floyd[obvious prayer bruises]
Wagered their freedom on it, as they stopped their vehicle in the fire zone outside the market’s door and turned on the hazard blinkers. They climbed out of their dark blue Jeep Liberty and approached the bank. They hadn’t put on mere masks. They had put on entire hemispheres[...]Close GITMO and?
ACCORDING TO THE head of Philadelphia’s anti-terrorism squad, here’s what happens the day you arrive in a local prison, fresh from a conviction for whatever crime: You get word. It could come while you eat your first lunch. While you’re standing in the yard, maybe, or sitting in your cell.
The word is clear: Join. More...
More than 500 US-Somali youth fighting jihad in Somalia
Video: The Force Toy. Really.
"The Force Trainer":
Here's how it works: you strap on the headband, then focus your attention on the tube with the ball in it. The ball rises on an air jet; the better your concentration, the more power goes into the air jet, and the higher the ball rises.But with the blast shield down I can't see a thing!
They've got a website here counting down until the day the toy is released. Excuse me, I've got to go camp in line.
Thanks to Flea.
Taliban Accept Pakistan Peace Deal, Begin Implementing Sharia Law on Journalist's Neck
A journalist in Pakistan's SWAT area was traveling with the Taliban leader Sufi Mohammed, who once fought in Afghanistan against the US. Remember, this is Pakistan's new "partner for peace".
Peace, Taliban style. I wonder what Geo TV correspondent Mosa Khankhelhe said that merited "the death penalty, as prescribed by Islamic law" -- as the Taliban like to call their various murders?
That's some peace you've negotiated there Pakistan.
The slain correspondent, Mosa Khankhel, had been covering the recent peace deal between the Pakistani government and Taliban militants in Swat Valley when he was killed, GEO TV managing director Azhar Abbas said...Yeah Pakistan's new partners in peace!
Khankhel was traveling in a caravan with Sufi Mohammed, who was leading the peace deal negotiations for the Taliban, when he went missing, Abbas said.
His body was found about an hour later. He had been shot three times and his killers had attempted to cut off his head.
What Can Happen When Your Pants Are Way Too Big
A deputy responded to an alarm at a convenient store early Tuesday morning and reported seeing a 37-year-old man exiting through a smashed-out front door while carrying several packs of cigarettes.LOL, teh funny.
Deputies said the man tried to flee, but the handfuls of cigarettes prevented him from holding up his pants, which fell down and tripped him before he could make it out of the parking lot.
Anteater Lives! Son-of-the-Anteater
They thought that killing Anteater would end the movement. They were wrong. Anteater had a son.
|Video: Giant baby anteater on display for first time|
Kicking liberal ass: it's in the DNA.
Thanks to Brett.
Science! Bin Laden's Lair Revealed
Osama bin Laden is in Parachinar, Pakistan. So saith science. And you can't argue with science, can you. Because, you know, it's science!
The entire paper written by Thomas W. Gillespie and John A. Agnew, Finding Osama bin Laden: An Application of Biogeographic Theories and Satellite Imagery, can be read online in PDF format here.
One problem: much of the information used by Gillespie and Agnew is, well, wrong. For instance, Osama bin Laden does not use a dialysis machine on a daily basis. It's a myth built up around faulty intelligence.
Which matters because it means that the geographical parameters of where he could feasibly be open up greatly when bin Laden is not tied to somewhere with, say, electricity.
Ed is spot on in noting that bin Laden is Saudi, so why would Afghani culture matter in any way? He also spent some years in Sudan, with no apparent cultural difficulty. In fact, his old MO was simply to move his Saudi culture to wherever he was by opening camps and surrounding himself with Arabs.
I guess we should be grateful that academics are even worried about bin Laden. But GIS modeling based on social-scientific measures are as surely wrong as they are needlessly complicated.
BBC: Heartless Zionist Juice Destroy Gaza Zoo!
Abu Hamza To Appeal Against Extradition to US ... Again
A report out of the UK suggests that The Hook Handed One will get out of jail once he files an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. Mind you, this is a British tabloid. The same publication which proudly brings you a video of Carly Zucker stripping.
Wait, what was I talking about? Oh, right.
Abu Hamza has filed appeal after appeal, and yet he still rots in Belmarish prison. Might the latest appeal delay the inevitable trial in the U.S. for attempting to set up al Qaeda training camps? Maybe. But I'm confident that we'll get our hands on him.
And then it's off to federal-pound-me-in-the-ass-prison for Hamza.
Planned Parenthood Sued for Covering Up Sexual Abuse
Cassy Fiano reports that an Ohio woman is suing Planned Parenthood, accusing it of not reporting her suspected sex abuse when she was a minor, resulting in her being sexually abused for an additional 1½ years.
Anteater Dead, Foul Play Suspected
Sad news from Burnt Toast who says our beloved third-party candidate for President, Anteater, is dead. Long live the anteater!!!!
UPDATE: Son-of-the Anteater!
This Week in Global Jihad: Editorial on Wife Beheading
Islamic Rage Boy wonders when a video of Bridges TV founder Muzzammil Hassan beheading his wife will emerge.
Where Was Rusty?
A video which perfectly describes the last 48 hours of my life. Strong language warning. The relevant part starts at 2:00.
Video: Porkulus Protesters In Denver Yesterday
Protesters were welcoming Hopey One Kenobi's Denver trip to sign Porkulus.
Click image for vids.
Michelle Malkin's take of protest.
UPDATE by Rusty: El Marco was there, and has this photo essay.
Yemen Arrests and Deports Former Gitmo Prisoner Who Rejoined al-Qaeda
After completing the Saudi "rehab for terrorists" program Al-Awfi, aka Mazin Salih Musaid Awfi aka Abu Hareth Awfi, aka Muhammad Ateeq Uwaidh al-Aufi went to Yemen and rejoined al-Qaeda. He even recently appeared in an al-Qaeda message.
Yemen has arrested him and sent him back to Saudi Arabia. No word on how many pictures the Saudis will make him color this time.
Via CNN:Yemen authorities have arrested and extradited a Saudi man who rejoined al Qaeda after he was released from the U.S. military's detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.We have obtained an er uh slightly modified copy of the al-Qaeda message, below the fold.
Yemen's embassy in the United States announced the arrest of Mohammad al-Awfi on Tuesday. Its state-run news agency reported Wednesday that al-Awfi has been extradited to Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia recently asked for Interpol's help in apprehending al-Awfi and 84 other wanted al Qaeda suspects. It was a rare admission by the kingdom that some of its most wanted terrorists are on the loose, and it needs help in finding them.
Good New: Islamic Insurgency Comes to America
Jamaat ul-Fuqra which is run by a Pakistani called Sheikh Mubarak Ali Shah Gilani has an American branch called Muslims of America which has 35 communities and training camps in the good old USA.
Via Times Gazette:A former FBI special agent told law enforcement and Homeland Security personnel that a network of Islamic organizations are working to incrementally implement Islamic law in the United States.Related video below the fold.
During a presentation at the Bedford County Emergency Management Agency, former FBI agent John Guandolo briefed members about groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, which he claims is working with other Islamic groups to slowly implement Shariah, also known as Islamic law, which encompasses all areas of life.
Hat Tip: Jihad Watch.
Abu Qatada Deported to Jordan
As you may recall Abu Qatada doesn't want leave Britain and go home to Jordan where he is wanted on terrorism charges.
Via Sky News: In a victory for the Home Office, law lords today decided that Qatada - who is wanted in Jordan on terror charges - could be deported from the UK.Buh bye Abu Qatada! Enjoy your flight and stay in the wonderful exotic prisons in Jordan!
The Government had appealed against a court decision preventing his deportation on the grounds he may face unfair treatment in Jordan.
The 48-year-old, once dubbed Osama bin Laden's right-hand-man-in Europe, has claimed evidence against him was extracted by torture.
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said she was "delighted" with the ruling.
"It highlights the threat these individuals pose to our nation's security and vindicates our efforts to remove them," she said.
"My top priority is to protect public safety and ensure national security and I have signed Abu Qatada's deportation order which will be served on him today.
"I am keen to deport this dangerous individual as soon as I can."
Thanks to Heroyalwhyness.
Aren't You a Little Short For a Tax Cut?
When teh evil republicans, who hate teh poor oppressed masses , gave me (Yes I'm poor and oppressed too) a tax cut they sent nice check in the mail. I would like buy stuff, reduce inventory at the tire store or something. Fix the brakes. Spend the rest a bit at at time.
But now that The Obama and the Democrats are in charge things have changed. Instead of me being burdened with the awful responsibility that would have come with a check like the evil Boooosh sent me, they have generously allowed me to keep 8 dollars a week!
Thanks Mr. Obama!
One thing's for sure, we're all gonna be a lot thinner.
What To Do When Islamotards Try To Hijack Your Email And Sign You Up For Ghey Stuff
Change your email address to mohammedisapedophile-at-gmail-dot-com.
February 17, 2009
Pakistani Watches Taliban Take Over Town She Love
Gul Bibi is one smart woman. She realizes the Taliban's strict Sharia law will hurt the Swat Valley.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- Gul Bibi and her three children fled the Taliban's bloody interpretation of Islamic law in Pakistan's Swat Valley, hoping one day to return.
But now that the Pakistani government has recognized Taliban rule in the region in exchange for a temporary cease-fire, she said those hopes have been dashed.
She warned that the government's deal with the Taliban will have worldwide implications.
"The whole point is, if it's not contained to Swat, it's going to spill all over in Pakistan and the West also doesn't realize the seriousness of the situation," Bibi said. "Probably your next 9/11 is going to be from Swat." [ video]
Ironic, Hopey One Kenobi has approved 17,000 more additional troops to be deployed to Afghanistan..This falls short of 30.000 of what was requested. Hopey has formed a study group to make sure the extra troops or whatever are really needed.
What did he say during the campaign Did he forget his words? Apparently so.
Never the less, God speed to those of you who have been called up....my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Video below fold from AlJazerra who is praising Sharia in Swat Valley of course.
Too bad they didn't interview Gul Bini, she would have set them straigt.
UK: Cop killer Kamel Bourgass Planned Poison Terrorist Strike From Prison Cell
Osama bin Laden's "master poisoner" is planning terror outrages from his jail cell.Good to see they are following his every move.This bastage is a evil animal.
Home Office documents seen by the Mirror reveal Kamel Bourgass is recruiting extremist prisoners to communicate with undercover al-Qaeda operatives.
Bourgass, 33, is already serving life for murdering a police officer.
Held in segregation at a top security jail, Bourgass is being monitored by secret services after evidence was found of a plot involving a "quantity of cyanide".
Reports suggest he was using other inmates at Wakefield prison, West Yorks, their relatives and friends to link with al-Qaeda terrorists in London, where the poison was hidden. A source said: "Bourgass has tried to use cyanide before and appears intent on masterminding another attack, even from behind bars.
"He was taken out of circulation on the wing because we believe he was using others to get information to al-Qaeda operatives on the outside.
"Even locked up he remains a real threat to the public".
He is also linked to Abu Musabal-Zarqawi, who beheaded Briton Ken Bigley[link...warning graphic images] in Iraq.
Convicted of killing Det Con Stephen Oake, 40,[pictured] during a police raid on a flat in Manchester in 2003, Bourgass is still described in Home Office reports as a "risk to life and state".
Directive 10-289 Porkulus Passed
Musharraf was playing 'double game' with US
In not much of a shocker... more of a confirmation. We were being had.
Washington sent Special Forces into Pakistan last summer after intercepting a call by the Pakistani army chief referring to a notorious Taleban leader as a “strategic asset,” a new book has claimed.It gets worse.
The intercept was ordered to confirm suspicions that the Pakistani military were still actively supporting the Taleban whilst taking millions of dollars in US military aid to fight them, according to the “The Inheritance,” by the New York Times correspondent David Sanger.
In a transcript passed to Mike McConnell, the Director of National Intelligence in May 2008, General Ashfaq Kayani, the military chief who replaced Pervez Musharraf, was overheard referring to Maulavi Jalaluddin Haqqani as “a strategic asset”. The remark was the first real evidence of the double game that Washington had long suspected President Musharraf was playing as he continued receiving US military aid while aiding the Taleban.
Washington later intercepted calls from Pakistani military units to Mr Haqqani, warning him of an impending military operation d esigned to prove to the US that Islamabad was tackling the militant threat.No one can be trusted.
“They must have dialled 1-800-HAQQANI” a source told Mr Sanger. “It was something like, ‘Hey, we’re going to hit your place in a few days, so if anyone important is there, you might want to tell them to scram’.”
The intercept was the clue that led the CIA to uncover evidence of collusion between the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) and Mr Haqqani in a plot to carry out a spectacular bombing in Afghanistan. Two weeks later, India’s Embassy in Kabul was bombed, killing fifty-four people and prompting a CIA mission to Islamabad to challenge the government with their evidence.
The first cross-border strike took place in early September without Islamabad’s knowledge after Washington concluded that no one could be trusted with the information.
General Kayani, a former ISI chief, became army chief when Mr Musharraf relinquished that post in 2007, a year before he was forced to quit as president. Worryingly for Washington, General Kayani remains Pakistan’s army chief.
The One Hath Signith Porkulous
Update: Mongol in comments gave link to critique of Hopey One Kenobi's new website to track where the money goes. It has a misleading graph[ AOShq] Do the math....and at the same time try to figure out what "Protecting the Vulnerable" means....
From Hopey's new site:
Recovery.gov is a website that lets you, the taxpayer, figure out where the money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is going. There are going to be a few different ways to search for information.Hopey thinks we are idiots.
The money is being distributed by Federal agencies, and soon you'll be able to see where it's going -- to which states, to which congressional districts, even to which Federal contractors. As soon as we are able to, we'll display that information visually in maps, charts, and graphics.
UK Documentary: Panorama - Muslim First, British Second
Well worth the watch.
h/t I-slam to Pieces
Yousef al-Khattab Hearts Abu Ghey
Jewish convert to Islam Joseph Cohen aka Yousef al-Khattab may have sent me this video of his friend Abu Ghey. Apparently Joey's old lady wasn't ugly enough so he now beds with Abu Ghey.
Sorry Joey but I am not into teh ghey like you are.
Taking Care of So Called Israel Collaborators Beating Fatah Guy
After IDF's Operation Cast Lead Hamas wanted to make sure
no one would get away with not supporting their terrorism, with terrorism techniques. To teach rival Fatah a lesson.
Vid below fold, warning graphic.
Update: This is a Fatah member per Carl in Jerusalem's comment:
I ran this video on my blog last week. The source from which I got it said it was Hamas beating up on a Fatah guy, not a 'collaborator.'Thanks for clarifying Carl.
NY: Afghan Diplomat Shows Love For Wife
By beating the crap out of her:
An Afghan diplomat was charged Friday with beating his wife "like a dog" for more than 15 hours in their Queens home, prosecutors said.At least she still has her head attached, for now.
Mohammed Fagirad, 30, a vice consul at the Afghanistan Consulate, brutalized his wife inside their Flushing home from about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday until nearly midnight, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
During the attack, Fagirad bit, slapped, choked and beat the 22-year-old woman with a belt, pushed her down a flight of stairs and sat on her chest, prosecutors said[...]
Fagirad told police his "wife was a dog and he was going to treat her like a dog," prosecutors said.
h/t Gateway Pundit
Spain takes a bite out of the *ss of the eJihad
Summary: A Spanish soldier and his Russian girlfriend, both age 23, and both described as "practicing Muslims" have been arrested on charges related to their uploading of 11 videos calling for terrorist attacks in Spain. They are said to have been in contact with 200 other supporters of global jihad in Europe and the Middle East. The two were residents of Granada, home of the Alhambra palace.
Picture of the happy couple:
Christian Peso Ruiz Coello and Maria Choubina
Phyllis Chesler's Article in Middle East Quarterly
She asks? Are Honor Killings Simply Domestic Violence?
The answer is.... well go read it.
Update: More here at Pajamas Media where Sott Baker is quoted as saying...
Let me put it this way: if even a small Christian cable TV operation had somebody who was the leader of it, and they decided to chop off their spouse’s head, you have the sense that that might be a really big story....Er yeah. And also that story would be quoted every single time a Muslim chopped off a head which IMO is quite frequently, as proof that Christianists are just as violent as Islamists.
In fact it would not even have to be a famous person, just any nut would work so long as he's from a Christian nation. In my time at Jawa I've seen dozens and dozens of snuff films from Islamic terror groups. A few Chinese executions, and exactly one from Christian Eastern Europe.
Pointing out those disparities apparently makes me an evil Zionist though.
My In Box: No, I Don't Want To Join Your Ghey Group
Pro-terrorists, thanks but no thanks I don't want to join your ghey group. You can keep the gheyness to yourselves.
I know you have been trying to convert me but get real. Do I want to look like this shaheed? Why are all of you ghey?
Allah knows a ghey when he sees one, repent or fear Allah as he knows best.
Update by Trollhammer Nice try, goat humping Islamotards. In the future, please sign Rusty up for teh ghey camping sites. Unlike SH and I, he digs it.
Update by Stable Hand: Muslim convert Joey Cohen aka Yousef al-Khattab what part of no do you not understand? I told you I didn't want to join your ghey group. Save the butthole tips to someone else who is into ghey sex
February 16, 2009
SFSU College Republicans Held Anti-Hamas Event, Step On Hamas Flag & Rage Ensues
The College Republicans at SFSU held an anti-hamas event on campus. They had a petition for students to sign in opposition to Hamas. Playing off the Bush shoe throwing incident, students who opposed hamas were encouraged to throw a shoe at the Hamas flag.
Took a lot of testes to do this in Pelosi city, hats off to them. At app. 1:24 the real rage begins. "Get off the f**king flag".
Another commentor Bruce had this image(Note the footprint on flag as mentioned above)
Yes, F**k you Hamas and P**s on you.
Presidents Day Diversity - Naked Chinese Nurses Scandal
(Tainan, Taiwan) Earlier this month, unattached nurses at the Dr. Enherya Clinic, specializing in cosmetic surgery, advertised for boyfriends by posing nude on a billboard, on posters and on the Internet.
The clinic also put up posters of the naked young nurses, distributed the pictures to the media and used them on the Dr. Enherya website (examples in extended entry -- Caution! NSFW!).
Consequences of the naked pictures have been dramatic. The National Nurses Association, the Tainan City Nurses Union and the Tainan City Department of Health are having fits. Meanwhile, the police are investigating possible morals code violations and fraud schemes.
At present, it appears that all the nurses have been fired and the Dr. Enherya Clinic has ceased cosmetic surgery operations -- all because of the unauthorized mixing of personal initiatives with a government-regulated business. (more)
NSFW pics below.
Islamist Spokesman: "Obama Continues to Oppress Muslims"
(Jakarta, Indonesia) Strangely, it appears that Muslims in Indonesia haven't received the hopey-changey memo. Earlier today, about 100 Muslims protested SecState Hillary Clinton's visit later this week.
Black-and-white-clad members of the radical Hizbut Tahrir movement, or HTI, chanted "Allahu Akbar," meaning "God is greater," in front of the U.S. Embassy in the capital city of Jakarta and called on Muslims to reject the visit of the newly-appointed top U.S. diplomat.Interestingly, the heralded international euphoria of Obama's presidency, trumpeted by the cheerleading mainstream media throughout 2008, apparently doesn't include Indonesia. A stimulus is possibly required.
HTI spokesman Farid Wajdji told reporters the new administration of U.S. President Barack Obama continues to oppress Muslims worldwide, despite pledges of greater "mutual respect" between the United States and the Muslim world.
"Indonesia and its Muslim leaders shouldn't be enticed by Hillary Clinton's arrival. Her flattery of Indonesia as a moderate Muslim nation is part of the superpower's divide-and-rule politics," Wajdji said.
By the way, if there is some sort of divide and rule policy in place regarding Indonesia, I confess total ignorance.
Kidnappers Extend Deadline On US Captives Life
Update on Rusty's post: Video: BLUF Threaten to Murder American John Solecki in Hostage Video
QUETTA, Pakistan — A spokesman for kidnappers holding an American captive in Pakistan says the deadline to negotiate for his life has been extended a "few days."Apparently the deadline had been extended after appeals from "international organizations". Lets hope he is released and reunited with his family.
Hamas Mascot Deathwatch Game: How Will He Die?
From Elder of Ziyon
I hope we get to see him splode and really die, with a wardrobe malfunction or something.......
"Moderation" Coming to Saudi Arabia
John Burgess says that this weekend's shake up of the Saudi government is a move in the right direction and constitutes 'major reform'. Then again, John has been pretty half-glass-full on the bane of civilization that is the Saudi Kingdom for as long as I've known him.
Hopefully he's right this time. Certainly the appointing of the first female cabinet level minister is a marked change.
Time will only tell if the fresh faces in the cabinet will lead to actual reform, but I remain skeptical. When they go ahead and decriminalize blasphemy call me. At that point I might concede that they've gone from a 7th century mentality to the 18th century. That would put them, what, only 300 years behind the curve?
"Moderate" Muslim Country Celebrates Valentines Day by ..... Arresting Unmarried Couples
In keeping with Stable Hand's Valentine's Day theme, here's the latest news from Malaysia:
Authorities in Malaysia arrested 26 unmarried Muslim couples in hotel rooms during Operation Valentine - aimed at curbing illegal premarital sex in this conservative country, an officer said Monday.I guess it could be worse. They could stone the women to death.
The couples, most under 30 years old, were detained for sharing rooms early Sunday in the beachside town of Kuantan in eastern Pahang state, said Badaruddin Ahmad Bustami, enforcement assistant director with the state’s Islamic department.
State authorities carry out raids each year on Valentine’s Day in this Muslim-majority country, where sharia laws make it illegal for unmarried Muslims to meet behind closed doors, Badaruddin said. Doing so constitutes a crime known as “khalwat,” or “close proximity,” which carries a maximum fine of 1,000 ringgit (US$280) and up to six months in prison.
Shabaab Pic (UPDATED: and video) of the Day: 40 Lashes
Members of al Qaeda's Somali affiliate, the al Shabaab, dole out 40 lashes. The image is taken from the Shabaab's official website. I couldn't make out what his "crime" was as Babylon's auto-translation software for Somali really sucks, but apparently the photo was taken in front of the old parliament building.
The good news is that earlier reports that al Qaeda's Somali branch had decided to support the newly appointed President look like they were false. At least, I gather that by calling Sheikh Sharif Ahmed an "infidel" in one of their postings, that the Shabaab are closing the door on working with the "moderates" of the Islamic Courts Union. This is good only inasmuch as I'd rather see them killing each other than setting their sites elsewhere.
The bad new is that over the weekend al Qaeda reiterated that Somalia is the new hip place for would-be jihadists to earn their bona fides in a video starring Abu Yahya al-Libi. Which is exactly what young radicals from the West are doing, as evidence by a new Shabaab video featuring a British born "martyr".
Not necessarily bad news when Western jihad supporters go to Somalia to meet their deaths. In fact, if and when the Shabaab begin to take on whatever forces the new "government" of Somalia comes up with then the more power to them. But the British born terrorist, with relatives still in London, also took out some Ethiopians in the process of blowing himself up. Sad, that.
And to make matters worse, some of them live. Then they come home. And that is a problem. A major one.
UPDATE: Here's the video. Thanks to whocaresanymore.
9 Arrested, 3 Held in UK Over Plans to Join Lefty Aid Group to Gaza so they could Kill Jews
News reports are sketchy given British censorship laws, but it looks like 9 Muslims have been arrested in the UK for trying to join a George Galloway sponsored aid caravan to Gaza where they planned to join the jihad against the Zionist Juice. It looks like only three will be charged as the other six have been released.
Does this surprise any one in the least? CNN:
Three men arrested by British police on terrorism charges were planning to join an aid convoy to Gaza, a police spokeswoman told CNN Sunday....One has to wonder the extent to which Leftists, carried away with the logical implications of their own over the top rhetoric equating everything Israel does to respond to its enemies as genocide, actually have no problem with a group of Muslims hitching a ride so they can go join Hamas?
The men were arrested on suspicion of planning to commit terrorist offenses overseas, police and counter-terrorism officials said Saturday.
The men were arrested Friday night under the Terrorism Act on a highway south of the city of Preston, police in England's Lancashire county said....
Pictures of the vehicles seen in British media showed them covered in pro-Palestinian posters. The vehicles were heading to London to participate in British MP George Galloway's Gaza aid convoy leaving London on Saturday, a Lancashire police spokeswoman said. She declined to be named in accordance with policy.
Palette Cleanser: Canadian Sniper Porn
When I first learned that the McMillan Tac-50 sniper rifle had an effective range of a mile or more, I was interested. When I first saw each of these clips of snipers in Afghanistan using the .50, I was very interested. But put all those clips together in one montage? I become even more interested, and then suddenly I lose interest.
A replacement for the .50 cal sniper rifle? The L115A3 Long Range Rifle fires 8.59mm rounds. Isn't a .50 cal something like 12.7mm?
PS: I dunno why, but it hurts to know that the world's greatest sniper is Canadian. Come on, people, this is America. We're practically born with guns!
Poison Letters sent to Israeli Embassy in Norway
Two postal workers sick. They suspect chemicals, not anthrax.
I don't see anything on Google News about this. If there are updates, you know where to send them.
Aussie Arson Suspect Named, PO Bloggers Out Him
Brendan Sokaluk was arrested this past weekend for setting the fires. Gateway Pundit has more on this.
Pi**ed off bloggers started a facebook page and outed him giving his name and address. I won't link to the group as emotions are running high....a lot have lost friends and loved ones in the "Churchill Fire".
BTW, I forgot to mention he is a former volunteer firefighter and lover of child pornography.
I realize he is innocent until proven guilty but this dude is one sick, messed up areshole.
Photo Essay: Pashtun anti-Taliban Rally in Toronto
A peace rally which seemed to have started as a way to condemn the killing of civilians by all sides in the conflict rapidly degenerates into condemnation of the Taliban. At least, the general condemn them all attitude adopted by the peace faction of the Left seems to be the general gist of the press releases about the rally I was sent. However, early reports from those at the rally seem to indicate that it had a distinct anti-Taliban bent to it.
I can't speak to whether or not Pakistani forces routinely kill civilians. It certainly wouldn't surprise or shock me. What I can say is that the Taliban does routinely -- and proudly -- kill civilians.
For our part we do reluctantly kill civilians when we use Predators to fire on HVTs within Pakistan. And inasmuch as some segments of the Pashtun community within Pakistan harbor the Taliban, al Qaeda, and other related groups within the compounds which often also house extended families, I expect that we will continue to kill civilians.
There is really only one way to end this: defeat the Taliban. I'm sorry about that, but that is how wars are ended.
And in the context of Pakistan, the demands of "peace" and "schools for girls" are rather mutually exclusive demands. At least, these demands cannot both be met when peace is bought through allowing the adoption of sharia law in majority Pashtun regions. Like the Pakistani government has over the weekend.
Especially given that the kind of sharia familiar to Pashtuns in the area is of the Deobandi-Hanafi strain. A kind of Islamic law so strict and backward looking, that it spurred al Qaeda's leading early philosopher, Abdullah Azzam, to warn Arabs coming to Afghanistan for the jihad to prepare for culture shock. Can you imagine Saudis shocked that the local version of Islam was so strict?
Anyway, it's interesting to see the images from the rally below. They were sent to me by Zbig. He reports that even though it was well below zero, that about 250-300 people attended the rally. In an interesting twist, at least one of those at the rally brought an Israeli flag.
Many more pics below. If any one was at the rally and has a report, send it on in.
PS--I'm experimenting with ImageShack's multi-upload function. Let me know if/when there are problems with images in this post. Thanks.
Hamas linked CAIR says Somalis are being detained unfairly
Apparently FBI agents have been questioning Somalis at malls, college campuses and the airport. A 20 year old was also questioned at the airport for 3 hours without being told the reason why. OH MY GOD, the injustice!
Seems pretty reasonable to me when you consider that at least 20 Somali youths have disappeared from the Minnesota area to join al Shabaab in fighing jihad. One Somali, with US citizenship, already blew himself up back in October 08. Four Somali US residents were arrested in Somaliland last month and depending on who you ask another 11 Somali US residents were arrested in Somaliland.
Al Shabaab, a terrorist organization designated by the US State Department, also threatened to attack President Obama's inauguration. On inauguration day, a Somali resident alien from Minnesota was arrested at the US-Canada border in Detroit trying to sneak out of the US using his brother's passport.So the FBI has a right to be a little concerned with the Somali community.
The article also fails to mention CAIR's links to Hamas, and how the FBI cut all ties with CAIR. Civil rights group my ass. Star Tribune
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A civil rights group [editor note: supppose to read Hamas linked group] says federal investigators have been randomly stopping Somali residents at malls, college campuses and the airport to question them, according to a report on Minnesota Public Radio.
The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says it has heard from 50 to 100 people stopped by federal agents since news broke about the disappearance of several young Somali men. The men's families worry they have returned to Somalia to fight.
Chesler: Beheaded in Buffalo: The Honor Killing of Asiya Z. Hassan
Always time to link Phyllis Chesler:
On February 13, 2009, in Orchard Park, a suburb of Buffalo, 44 year-old Muzzamil Hassan, a prominent Muslim businessman was arrested for having be-headed his wife, 37 year-old Aasiya Z. Hassan. Yes, he beheaded her. Aasiya's crime? She dared to obtain an order of protection which forced her violent husband out of their home.Muslims, Bringing the best parts of their culture right here to America.
We are now sadly familiar with some high profile Islamic beheadings of infidels in Muslim lands; Daniel Pearl, Nicholas Berg, immediately come to mind. Sadly, we are also familiar with the practice of beheading, dismembering, burying alive, and stoning Muslim (and sometimes Christian) women to death in Muslim lands. But this took place in a suburb of Buffalo, New York....
They Come Into America
Miss your flight from Hong Kong to LA? See this demonstration of how to get seated on the next flight at no extra charge.
G7 Summit Drives One To Get Sh*tfaced.
Japanese Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa has been accused of being drunk at a G7 news conference this weekend. Nakagawa said "cold medicine" made him act that way....maybe chased with Saki.
h/t News Bizarre
"Moderate" Kuwaiti Muslim : May Allah Grant KKK Success
Religion of Intolerance praying for the success of violent racists in killing Americans
....who is thinking about bombing this nuclear plant, may Allah grant success to one of these Militia leaders...
Hat Tip: Bartender on Duty.
Pakistan To Implement Sharia in Swat
Bill sez: "Pakistan to end military operation and implement sharia in Malakand Division."
What could possibly go wrong?
Somali Radicals Importing Terror To UK Say Intelligence Analysts
Dozens of Islamic extremists have returned to Britain from terror training camps in Somalia, the British security services believe.I wonder how many have returned to the US.
Intelligence analysts are worried that they may attempt to launch attacks in this country or use the kudos from having trained and fought in Somalia to try to attract new recruits. The issue was raised by Jonathan Evans, the head of MI5, in his first interview last month.
In the US, the outgoing head of the CIA, Michael Hayden, has said that Ethiopia's invasion of Somalia in late 2006 “catalysed” expatriate Somalis around the world.
An investigation for Channel 4 News, to be broadcast tonight, also reveals that a suicide bomber who grew up in Ealing is thought to have blown himself up in an attack in Somalia that killed more than 20 soldiers.
Pat Condell: Freedom Go to Hell
This vid is a couple days old. But I really wanted my first post when I got back to be in Fatwa This er, uh, Beotches!
Damn it feels good to be a gangsta!
Give me a big to get my blogging legs back. Thanks for all the kind words last week. 'preciate it. Hopefully Shackleford was forced to blog for you.
(Oh and I think there was even a comment from some retarded troll but I forget about what.......he "upset" me so much......)
Celebrating Presidents Day
Until 1971, both February 12 and February 22 were observed as federal public holidays to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and George Washington (February 22).
In 1971 President Richard Nixon proclaimed one single federal public holiday, the Presidents' Day, to be observed on the 3rd Monday of February, honoring all past presidents of the United States of America.
In other news relating to Presidents Day, ACLU needs to learn the meaning of past presidents: Obama picture sparks controversy at Air Force Base
30 terrorist scum killed in Predator drone attack
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!! No this is not a re-post of the Predator drone attack that left 32 terrorists dead on Saturday. Four Predator drones fired 4 missiles into Afghan Commander Bahram Khan Kochi's camp in the Sarpal area GEO
According to reports, four US drones fired four missiles at suspected hideouts of militants in Sarpal area of tehsil Sadda of lower Kurram. Intially, 15 people were killed in the attack.
Many bodies were trapped under the rubble and 30 bodies have been recovered so far. Several people sustained injuries in the attack.
Obama Coins, "Change" You Can't Believe In
For $19.95 you get a set of coins that have been covered by stickers of Obama's face.
What you see and what you get kinda sums up The One, ironic isn't it.
February 15, 2009
Mob Boss Wears Lipstick, Plucks Eyebrows
(Naples, Italy) Police have arrested the head of the Sciccionisti crime family, Mafia boss Ugo Gabriele, 27, along with more than two dozen other mob members. Gabriele's group smuggles drugs, runs prostitutes and terrorizes Naples neighborhoods.
Surprisingly, Ugo Gabriele is also a transsexual (or transvestite or drag queen according to various reports) who wears lipstick, plucks his eyebrows and insists on being called Kitty (pic).
Notably, police gulped with astonishment when Kitty was finally arrested. The transvestite mob boss was a first for them.
Bust Of Winston Churchill No Longer Wanted In Oval Office
A bust of the former prime minister once voted the greatest Briton in history, which was loaned to George W Bush from the Government's art collection after the September 11 attacks, has now been formally handed back.Further down in the article may explain why The One doesn't want it:
The bronze by Sir Jacob Epstein, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds if it were ever sold on the open market, enjoyed pride of place in the Oval Office during President Bush's tenure.
But when British officials offered to let Mr Obama to hang onto the bust for a further four years, the White House said: "Thanks, but no thanks."
Churchill has less happy connotations for Mr Obama than those American politicians who celebrate his wartime leadership. It was during Churchill's second premiership that Britain suppressed Kenya's Mau Mau rebellion. Among Kenyans allegedly tortured by the colonial regime included one Hussein Onyango Obama, the President's grandfather.Anyone have more info on this please leave in comments. I am curious as to how this news organization had info on The One's grandfather.
Update: Link in comments by Mrs Abe Froman - Barack Obama's grandfather tortured by British.
Thanks, keep em coming.
Update II: Papa Whiskey, in comments, reminds the dates don't jive.
If BHO is peeved at Churchill for his grandpa's incarceration, he appears to have the chronology wrong. The Telegraph says grandpa Obama was "arrested in 1949 and jailed for two years." He would accordingly have been released in 1951, the year Churchill was returned to power (on Oct. 25). The suppression of the Mau Mau didn't get under way in earnest until a state of emergency was declared nearly a year later, on Oct. 20, 1952.I suppose the Telegraph felt the need to offer an excuse for The One.
Scores of Babies Dead from Tainted Teething Mixture
(Lagos, Nigeria) In an ongoing scandal, 84 infants have died and more than 100 have been sickened from swallowing a teething syrup tainted with diethylene glycol. My Pikin Baby Teething Mixture was first introduced in November 2008.
Fortunately, the source of the poisonous ingredient has been identified.
"The deadly agent entered the production process of My Pikin Baby Teething mixture when an official with the Lagos-based maker procured the tainted ingredient from an unregistered chemical dealer in a sprawling slum near the city's main dump."It's not known if the teething mixture became poisoned by mistake or an administrative glitch or if it was an overt attempt at fraud. However, given the source's proximity to the city dump, the tainted formula may have been the result a layman's attempt at recycling to stave off global warming.
In any event, 12 people have been arrested thus far as authorities race to defuse the scandal. (more)
The official mascot of our dear leader's stimmy plan.
Israeli "Spiderman" Attacks Commuters
Israeli drivers in Rosh Ha'ayin met with an unusual sight Sunday evening, when a man dressed as Spiderman decided to use his superpowers to engage commuters sitting in evening traffic.When "Spiderman" was questioned about his escapade he told the police he had been hit by a car and had found himself in the hospital wearing the costume.
Several drivers on the scene called the traffic police hotline to report the superhero's unique participation in the traffic jam. The man leapt from vehicle to vehicle, occasionally attempting to lasso cars with an apparent 'web' made of ropes.
The guy definitely needs a shrink.
Taliban Shoot Alleged U.S. Spy
(North Waziristan, Pakistan) A 35-year-old Afghan, Imdad Khan, was shot dead by Taliban thugs earlier today for allegedly spying for the U.S.
Khan's bullet-riddled body was dumped by the roadside east of the city of Miranshah with a note stating not to remove the body until late afternoon so everyone could see the fate of spies.
A security official said simply that Khan was an Afghan refugee, not a spy. However, it makes no difference to the Taliban who regularly kill tribesmen and refugees claiming them to be spies. It's a religion of peace thing -- or better yet, religion of rest in peace thing.
In summary, if someone says or does something the Taliban disagrees with, that someone is called a spy and ordered to rest in peace. Given that spying is a capital offense, they murder with impunity.
Move along now. It's not news that the Taliban are out-of-control murdering scum.
Did we get a HVT in the latest Predator Drone attack?
Yesterday I wrote that the latest Predator drone attack inside Pakistan might have targeted Baitullah Mehsud. But the high value target might have been someone else.
According to a senior taliban who spoke to British media, the majority of the terrorirsts killed were Uzbeks and belonged to al Qaida. So perhaps the HVT was Tohir Yuldashev, commander of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) which is affiliated with al Qaida. Yuldashev is believed to be a close confidant of Osama bin Laden.
The group is also known to be fighting along side the taliban and al Qaida in Pakistan. GEO (Thanks to Newbie)
According to sources, US drone planes fired two guided missiles at a house in Malik Khel in Ladha area on a tip off about the presence of high value target in the house. Taliban had cordoned off the area after the blast.
More than 30 bodies have been recovered from the rubbles. A senior Taliban leader told British news agency deceased are the members of Al Qaeda and majority of them belonged to Uzbekistan.
Hamas TV: Terror Bear Replaces Assud The Jew Eating Rabbit
A different take on "Care Bear" by the party of terrorists:
If America Socializes Medicine, Where Will Canadians Go For Healthcare?
From Big Hollywood
Berkeley Taxpayers Fund Sculpture of Dogs Doing What?
See Zombie's images.
Just when you think Berkeley can't get any crazier it does.
Good News!! Malaysia Releases AlQaeda Operative
Malaysia has released three men held under suspicion of terrorism, including one believed to be linked to a foiled plot in 2002 to crash an aircraft into a U.S. building, a newspaper said on Saturday.Now he will be free to plan and take part in another jihadi adventure.
Syed Hamid Albar, the minister in charge of security, confirmed that the three men linked to the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) militant network,including Malaysian Zaini Zakaria, had been freed on Friday, the Star newspaper reported.
February 14, 2009
A Valentine For Islam
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Think about it...
Valentines Day Al Shabab Style (Beheading)
The video below fold is a beheading by the Somali terrorist group al Shabab. The mans sin was converting to Christianity.
Update: Some are upset with me for posting this video on Valentines Day. I say, don't watch it. All I am doing is showing reality in this day and time. In a pretend world this wouldn't happen, this isn't pretend and it happens. Live with it.
Update II: I won't link to site where I saw this video as the site is pro-terrorist. Anonymous in comments thought I had seen it at Terror Free Somalia. The site is well worth the link, keep up the good fight.
UPDATE III by Rusty: I can verify that the site where we found the video embedded is pro-Shabaab. It is not clear if the person who uploaded it to Google was doing it out of love or hate for Shabaab.
He titles the video "Al-Shabaab oo Gowracaya Nin Soomaali Ah" and describes it as "War waxaan diina ma lahan ee waa mooryaanta Casriga". Clearly, these are the al Qaeda linked Shabaab.
What the crime of the victim is alleged to be, I've no idea. Perhaps Stable Hand saw some commentary on it elsewhere. I don't speak Somali, so make of it what you will. [Update VI: Link to article...Stable Hand]
[UPDATE within an update] I traced the videos origin to the official website of the Shabaab. It dates from September of last year. So, there it is. This is definitely Shabaab.
Weak stomach? Don't watch.
Are you sure?
I warned you.
UPDATE: The original video we had posted from Google was taken down. But I found another version of it. It was posted on what appears to be an anti-Shabaab Somali website. I'll leave the original embed below it, just in case it goes active again.
First Taxes Now Dead Hobo's Claim Another WH Appointee
WASHINGTON - U.S. Energy Secretary Stephen Chu announced his resignation this morning amid new reports that Alameda County workers had unearthed more than a dozen additional dead hobo bodies at his former home in Berkeley, California.
The Nobel Prize-winning physicist had been the subject of a week-long controversy after he amended his White House application form to declare "3 or 4" hobo corpses in his crawl space, but after this morning's discovery, Chu said he felt he could no longer serve as an effective spokesman for Administration energy policy.
"Getting America on the road to energy independence requires a secretary who is focused full time on developing comprehensive strategies for alternative fuels, rather than a political distraction over a handful of decomposing drifters," said Chu. "I'm afraid I am no longer that person."
"It was an honest mistake on Dr. Chu's part," said the President. "The section of the screening questionnaire about dead hobos has been confusing for a lot of nominees.
Read the rest of the satire at Iowahawk, it's damn funny.
Valentines Day Iraqi Style
Can be summed up with this quote:
"The girls have changed the way they dress so much. It's so good now it hurts," said Mohened Tha'far who, with no date lined up for Valentines Day, sat gazing at girls walking by.Teh...
Happy Valentines Day Saudi Style
Roses are red except for Valentines Day. It's a infidel holiday and shop keepers are not allowed to have anything red.
Speaking of Saudi love,Saudi Society for the Defense of Women's Rights Launches Internet Campaign to Ban Child Marriage by Law:
At least 32 terrorist scum killed in latest Predator Drone attack inside Pakistan
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!! I haven't used the RanOutofVirgins pic in a while, I'm glad to be able to post it once again! Most of those killed in the Predator drone stike in Waziristan were Uzbek nationals.
Apparently Baitullah Mehsud, the commander of the taliban, was the target of the attack. However, according to an anonymous Pakistani official he was not killed in the attack. We'll get him, sooner or later.
From NY Times
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Two missiles fired from American pilotless drones killed up to 32 people, including Arab and Uzbek fighters of Al Qaeda and the Taliban, in South Waziristan on Saturday morning, according to a Pakistani intelligence official and local residents.
The attack, which occurred between 9:30 and 10 am, targeted an area close to Makeen, the headquarters of the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud.
The intelligence official said the missiles had hit a mud-walled compound owned by a local resident, Roshaan Khan, in an area said to be a hub of local and foreign fighters aligned with Mr. Mehsud and that they could have been intended for Mr. Mehsud himself. But Mr. Mehsud was not among those killed, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.
If Mr. Mehsud was the target of the attack, the intelligence official said, it would be one of the first times that American missiles were aimed at the Pakistani.
"High School Sweethearts": 9/11 Widow, Advocate, Remembered
Beverly Eckert, whose husband died on 9/11, was on Continental flight 3407 which crashed near Buffalo. She was flying to Buffalo to celebrate her late husbands birthday.
The crash of Continental Express flight 3407 Thursday night has brought tragedy to the friends and family of all 50 victims.She will be sadly missed.
Relatives of Beverly Eckert, whose husband died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, say she was aboard the Buffalo, N.Y.-bound flight when it crashed in Clarence Center, N.Y.
Eckert was flying to Buffalo to honor what would have been her husband Sean Rooney's 58th birthday. She was scheduled to present a Canisius High School student with a scholarship created in his name.
After the 9/11 attacks, Eckert became a passionate voice for all the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center and co-founded the Voices for September 11th, an advocacy group for survivors and victims' families[...]
After 9/11, Eckert became a vocal lobbyist who pressed Congress to "correct the failings" of that infamous day and pushed for the creation of the 9/11 Commission.
"She was such an important part of all of our work," said Mary Fetchet, another 9/11 family activist, told The Associated Press
In 2004, she tearfully told ABC News it was a calling that fell to her after her husband died[ video]
"I didn't choose this role that came to me," she said. "My husband was killed. I owe my husband, I owe his memory to make something of my life after Sept. 11."
Again, my thoughts and prayers are with Eckerts family and friends as well as those who were also affected by this terrible tragedy
It's Valentines Day!
Happy Valentines Day to you perverts....
My kind of valentine below the fold....because Rusty would put it there anyway...sigh
Perfect six pack...
February 13, 2009
First Ever Pashtun Anti-Taliban Rally Planned For Toronto
With the pro-terrorists rallies lately in Canada this is refreshing to hear of a rally I can support.
From Canadian Free Press
The first ever Pashtun, anti-Taliban rally is planned for Toronto on Sunday.Taliban leader Mullah Omar, who is Pashtu, can't be reached for comment. He is busy polishing his empty eye socket.
Pashtuns Canadian of Pakistan and Afghanistan origin are organizing the anti-Taliban rally “to protest the ongoing massacre of Pashtun people in Northern Pakistan by the Taliban”, says Inayat Khan Kakar, of the Canadian Pashtun Community in a media communique. “In our first ever anti-Taliban rally in Canada, we are protesting outside Queen’s Park to highlight the unreported “Genocide of 52 million Pashtuns” by the Taliban and militants.”
Pashtuns , here and abroad, are concerned that their “once peaceful and serene Swat Valley in northern Pakistan has now been transformed into another Afghanistan by the Taliban.”
Pashtuns are the majority of the population in Afghanistan and represent the largest ethnic minority in Pakistan[...]
“We want to educate and apprise fellow Canadians, the Canadian media and journalists of this unreported genocide by the Taliban, who are massacring Pashtuns in the name of Islam.
“We are urging Canadian newspapers and TV networks to send photographers, videographers and reporters to talk to hundreds of Pashtun women, children and men whose family members are being killed in Pakistan’s Pashtun areas on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.”
The protest is being held between 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in front of the Ontario Legislative Building, Queen’s Park.
There's a bad moon rising in Britain
I'm dedicating CCR - Bad moon rising to Britain for it's recent cowardly actions regarding Geert Wilders
Prominent Member Of Religion Of Peace Community Ends Marriage In Peaceful Fashion
By "peaceful," I mean beheading of course.
Orchard Park police are investigating a particularly gruesome killing, the beheading of a woman, after her husband -- an influential member of the local Muslim community -- reported her death to police Thursday.
Police identified the victim as Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37. Detectives have charged her husband, Muzzammil Hassan, 44, with second-degree murder.
It's only a particularly gruesome killing if you're ignorant of Islam and Shariah law. Those of us who are really in the know consider it par for the course.
Don't know why he turned himself in when he could have fled the country and lived as a hero in a Muslim country, but maybe he just likes the thought of getting pounded in the ass every day by his cellmate.
Only Allah knows, and he isn't telling.
H/T Stable Hand and Facebook
Schock Schlocks Obama's Caterpillar Error
This guy is pwnage.
"What kills the skunk is the publicty it brings itself."
UPDATE: Great political theater today, if nothing else. What the hell - we'll take what we can get. Boehner's usually a sh*tbird, but he was pretty funny today, and using the full print out of the Porkulus plan as a prop was priceless.
"Yes, those are my legs and underwear"
(Columbia County, Georgia) A student was arrested for taking upskirt pictures of his teacher, Ellen Hotchkiss, with his cell phone. Curtis Pickard, 17, faces a felony eavesdropping charge.
Hotchkiss ably identified her undercarriage in the photos.
Presumably, the pictures will not appear in the Greenbrier High School yearbook.
Video: BLUF Threaten to Murder American John Solecki in Hostage Video
American UN worker John Solecki is seen in this
Taliban hostage video below. In it he is blindfolded and says he is sick. He also can be heard begging the UN to "solve the problems". It's not clear what that means, but it's likely that his Taliban hostage takers forced him to make the statement.
The video is below and appears to be from Dunya News (Pakistani?). The subtitles on it seem to indicate, though, that it was released on the forums. If any one comes across the original, please e-mail.
But various news reports claim the video was hand delivered to a Pakistani news agency, along with a letter. The letter claimed that American John Solecki would be murdered in 24 hours if 100 Taliban prisoners were not released.
The Taliban: is there no act of depravity that they are incapable of?
Non-graphic, yet depressing hostage video below.
UPDATE: I was just reminded that those holding Solecki hostage are The Baloch Liberation United Front (BLUF), not the Taliban. Does any one know if there is a valid distinction between the two groups? I can't say I know much about the BLUF.
I'm told that they are headquartered in Quetta, which is also where the local Taliban are quite strong. It's also where the Taliban once published (and presumably still do) their official website from. In the past, I've heard Taliban sympathizers describe the movement as Pashto liberation. It wouldn't surprise me if the distinction was artificial. Such as the description of Hamas as a nationalistic movement rather than part of the international jihad front.
Ironically, the BLUF has demanded that the UN enforce the Geneva conventions in the Pakistani province of Balochistan ..... or else they will murder John Solecki, a civilian hostage. No contradiction there!
Video still below.
More Proof the Democrat Porkulus Bill is Just a Payoff to Liberal Advocacy and Lobbying Groups
...and another feather in the cap of the
least-influenced-by-lobbyist-groups-in-history 17 lobbyists at high-level appointments Obama administration.
The Democrat lobbyists - who are the real target of the Porkulus bill - have seen it even before the legislators saw it. Nobody has read the whole thing.
Isn't there an old joke to the effect that Republicans always argue that the government doesn't work, and then get elected to prove it?
Is THIS the Democrats' idea of "working" government? Is it unpatriotic/partisan/a declaration of war to even ask such a question?
Text Of Geert Wilders House Of Lords Speech He Wasn't Allowed To Give
London, Feb. 12, 2009Click above image for full text. Very powerful speech.
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much.
Thank you for inviting me. Thank you Lord Pearson and Lady Cox for showing Fitna, and for your gracious invitation. While others look away, you, seem to understand the true tradition of your country, and a flag that still stands for freedom[...]
Britain seems to have become a country ruled by fear. A country where civil servants cancel Christmas celebrations to please Muslims. A country where Sharia Courts are part of the legal system. A country where Islamic organizations asked to stop the commemoration of the Holocaust.
A country where a primary school cancels a Christmas nativity play because it interfered with an Islamic festival. A country where a school removes the words Christmas and Easter from their calendar so as not to offend Muslims.
A country where a teacher punishes two students for refusing to pray to Allah as part of their religious education class. A country where elected members of a town council are told not to eat during daylight hours in town hall meetings during the Ramadan. A country that excels in its hatred of Israel, still the only democracy in the Middle-East. A country whose capitol is becoming ‘Londonistan’.
Robert Spencer's take on "freedom for me, but not for thee".
Rick Santorum: The Elephant in the Room: Intimidating critics of Islam
Geert Wilders English language website
Guardian Writer: Israel Has no Right to Exist, Connected to Islamist Websites
I'm going to go ahead and post this entire article by Dr. Jeremy Reynalds on the relationship between Faisal Bodi and several websites which support terror.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (ANS) ----A journalist who has written as many as 37 articles for a widely respected British newspaper, and who was at one time the editor of a radical Islamic Internet forum, has stated publicly that Israel has no right to exist
Faisal Bodi achieved notoriety in an early 2001 Guardian editorial when he wrote the article.
His column read in part, “Several years ago, I suggested in my students' union newspaper that Israel shouldn't exist. I also said the sympathy evoked by the Holocaust was a very handy cover for Israeli atrocities. Overnight I became public enemy number one. I was a Muslim fundamentalist, a Jew-hater, somebody who trivialized the memory of the most abominable act in history. My denouncers followed me, photographed me, and even put telephone calls through to my family telling them to expect a call from the grim reaper.
“Thankfully, my notoriety in Jewish circles has since waned to the extent that recently I gave an inter-faith lecture sponsored by the Leo Baeck College, even though my views have remained the same. Israel has no right to exist.”
A list of some of Bodi’s articles is available here. He appears to have last written for the Guardian in mid July 2007. However, the last article accessible was in Sept. 2006. He appears to have been most prolific during that year.
Bodi’s Guardian profile is still available on line. It does not disclose his past relationship with Ummah News.
It reads, “Faisal Bodi is a leading commentator on Muslim affairs. He started out as a journalist for Britain's first Muslim weekly before going freelance and writing for national broadsheet titles. In 2003 he joined al-Jazeera as a news editor, and features regularly as a columnist for the Guardian.”
The Guardian did not immediately respond to two e-mails asking in part, “With Bodi’s connection to Ummah News, which continues to contain inflammatory comments calling for the destruction of Israel, why would you continue to use his services as a Guardian writer/commentator?”
The forum for which Bodi used to work is UmmahNews.com (Now defunct, archive here). Its apparent site administrator recently spoke out against a charge in a British tabloid that some of its users are extremists targeting leading British Jews.
Shortly after the story in The Sun was published, the Guardian recently published a strongly worded story that disputed the claims raised in the Sun.
The story read in part, “The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) is investigating a front-page story in the Sun newspaper that claimed Islamic extremists were targeting The Apprentice star Sir Alan Sugar. On 7 January the Sun's front page splash, under the headline ‘Terror Target Sugar,’ quoted claims by ‘anti-terror expert’ Glen Jenvey that online Muslim forum Ummah.com was being used by extremists to target leading British Jews in revenge for Israel's invasion of Gaza.”
The Guardian story continued, “(The Sun story) quoted a contributor on the forum called ‘Abuislam’ asking, “Have we got a list of top Jews we can target? Can someone post names and addresses?’ However, in another posting on Ummah.com, it was alleged that Abuislam was in fact Jenvey himself and claimed this had been confirmed from his IP and email addresses ... The PCC has launched an investigation and will consider whether Abuislam is Jenvey.”
Jenvey said, “Could it be that Bodi is masquerading as Abuislam or another senior member of the Ummah staff?”
Now Jenvey has launched his own complaint with the PCC– against the Guardian newspaper. His complaint reads in part, “After still seeing the Guardian’s (story) on line, and the connection between the newspaper and the webmaster of ummah.com (and) ummah.net, I would like to reopen my complaint against the story as trying to discredit me.”
Jenvey added, “It is clear why the Guardian reported this story and tried to protect a terrorist web forum, as one of their reporters is the webmaster. The Sun was right to expose the evil website threats and postings.”
The PCC responded to Jenvey’s complaint on Feb. 9. Their e-mail to Jenvey read in part, “Your complaint will now be assessed as to whether it requires investigation under the Code. If this appears to be the case, we will ask the editor to deal with your complaint.”
However, Bodi’s writings for the Guardian have sometimes identified his relationship with Ummah News, using wording such as “Faisal Bodi is a writer on Muslim affairs and editor of ummahnews.com.” .
Following the Sun’s article, Ummah forum administrators posted a vocal defense of their site, headlined “Ummah forum detest today's misleading article in ‘The Sun,’” and alleged that Abuislam is really Jenvey, claiming confirmation from his IP and email addresses.
The Ummah writer(s) continued, “Ummah Forums is based on the premise that through dialogue and mutual exchange of sometimes drastically different and even diametrically opposed ideas, people from all parts of the world can come to understand each other and if unable to become friends, they can at least be friendly by recognizing their shared humanity.”
Despite its self-proclaimed moderate nature, the Ummah site continues to carry material advocating the destruction of Israel and appears to continue to embrace the anti-Israel viewpoint of its former editor.
A 2006 posting reads in part, “The Followers of Ahl Us-Sunnah wal Jamma call upon all Muslim individuals, groups and organizations to show their support verbally, physically and financially to the Mujahideen who are struggling against the fascist entity called Israel so that it can be destroyed once and for all thereby liberating the land of Palestine, the Golan Heights and the Gaza Strip which belong to the Muslims and allowing the Muslims to implement Islamic law.”
The rhetoric continues, “The obligation to engage in Jihad (holy war) is Fardun Ayn (an individual duty) today upon every responsible Muslim, according to their capability, wherever they are. Let us therefore respond to the call of Allah ... and his Messenger Muhammad ... and let the enemies of Islam and the Muslims go to hell.”
However, not mentioned in Ummah’s self-defense is its former hosting of jailed extremist Abu Hamza's Supporters of Shariah website (SOS).
The web archive provides a record of SOS being hosted by Ummah.net, which is the same as ummah.com from 1999 to 2003 here.
Abu Hamza was jailed in 2006 for seven years after being found guilty of inciting murder and race hate.
In addition, encouragements to jihad (Islamic holy war) currently appear on the Ummah site.
Quoting from another site, one person wrote, “Jihad becomes (an individual’s duty) when a person is in the battlefield, if the enemy invades a Muslim country, if the imam appoints a person or urges him to fight, or if his particular skills are needed because he has good knowledge of military matters or weapons and so is needed by the mujaahideen, and there is no one else with this knowledge or these skills. And Allah knows best.”
Someone else wrote, “I personally believe it is (our duty). Some ... say otherwise.”
And a portion of the Muslim Brotherhood Movement’s Frequently Asked Questions carried on the site reads in part, “Are you saying that if a government overthrow brings an ‘Islamic’ state in Egypt, Bosnian and Iraqi problems will be solved right away ?”
The answer was, “No, but it will put us on the way to solving these problems! (The Islamic religious militia) believe that the reason for our misery today is that we do not obey Allah and we do not follow his laws and his orders. An Islamic state will ... put us on the right path.”
Jenvey and former colleague Johnathan Galt years ago listed Ummah as a problem site. According to Galt, at that time, the site’s apparent owner was Osman Muhammad and its administrative contact was an S.H. Ahmed, both listing the same London address.
Additional information about Ummah’s controversial nature is available here.
Jeremy Reynalds is a freelance writer and the founder and CEO of Joy Junction, New Mexico's largest emergency homeless shelter, http://www.joyjunction.org He has a master's degree in communication from the University of New Mexico, and a Ph.D. in intercultural education from Biola University in Los Angeles. His newest book is "The Face of Homelessness." Additional details are available at http://www.HomelessBook.com. Reynalds' latest book is "We All Need a Little Help." It was released on October 3 2008. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information contact: Jeremy Reynalds at email@example.com. Tel: (505) 400-7145.
Ed Note: I've edited to include links as hypertext. The original story can be downloaded here and reprinted with proper attribution.
Democrats On Pace to Mortgage Off Future Generations, Pelosi Off to Rome
Contrary to the Drudge headline, the Democrat porkulus spending bill - the largest in US history - that was shuttled hastily through and demagogued by the President with every attempt to prevent and distract Americans and voting members of Congress from actually reading it, is searchable and is now posted as a downloadable PDF.
And yes, you can search the document, but you have to download it first.
The House Appropriation's Committee conference report on the "recovery" bill is located here, split into two large stinking, fetid chunks of leftwing governmental irresponsibility.
The Democrat idiots and staffer monkeys certainly could have made this easier to read - instead of having spreadsheets of the outlays, etc., you literally have to do word searching, or otherwise just KEEP READING to find out exactly what the hell is buried deep within the hundreds of pages of government-cum-lawyer-cum-lobbyist speak. Pathetic. Every single thing the Democrats have done with this bill, from its ill-advised conception, to the fear-mongering and demagoguing from the weak and inept President, to the charade of trying to claim that three (of 240) vote from moderate Republicans who caucus with Democrats regularly is "bipartisan" or that disagreeing with Obama and Democrats is "partisan," has been fantastically pathetic. The only comfort I take in all of this is that when the dust clears, the Democrats OWN this clusterfark, and they know it.
Try these terms for starters and see what kinds of governmental malfeasance appears around them: community, income (which only appears once without the word "low" next to it), green, or come up with your own!
Note the ongoing scrawled and penciled-in revisions throughout.
EXPERTISE. DEMCONG HAZ IT.
Update by Stable Hand: The power of the graph
h/t Mongol in comments
Sen Feinstein Leaks Classified Information On US Drones
Expect alQaeda to go apeshit in Pakistan
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A senior U.S. lawmaker said Thursday that unmanned CIA Predator aircraft operating in Pakistan are flown from an airbase inside that country, a revelation likely to embarrass the Pakistani government and complicate its counterterrorism collaboration with the United States.Nice going senator.
The disclosure by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, marked the first time a U.S. official had publicly commented on where the Predator aircraft patrolling Pakistan take off and land.
At a hearing, Feinstein expressed surprise at Pakistani opposition to the ongoing campaign of Predator-launched CIA missile strikes against Al Qaeda targets along Pakistan's northwest border.
"As I understand it, these are flown out of a Pakistani base," she said of the planes.
Suspect Arrested In Aussie Fire
EA, Australia — Police arrested a suspect Friday in connection to one of the deadly wildfires in southern Australia that killed more than 180 people and left about 7,000 homeless.This dude doesn't look like the previous computer composite image released of arson suspect. He definitely isn't 39 yrs old.:
Police did not release any details about the suspect, but a newspaper report said he was a 39-year-old man who would likely be charged with arson causing death in what police call the Churchill fire.
Correction - Per comments, the above dude is wanted for starting the fire at Ivanhoe not the Churchill fire.
Shocka!! Taliban Addicted To iPhone
A former Taliban commander is addicted to his iPhone and apparently this is a strange revelation to some
When I hear the word “Taliban”, many (largely bearded) images spring to mind, but an iPhone is not one of them. However, according to a recent report by Al Jazeera, the iPhone is quickly becoming one of the Taliban’s favorite Tools of Terror (and no, we aren’t just talking about the farting apps).Where have these people been tell me! Of course the Taliban have iPhones. They also have illegal radio stations, satellite phones, etc.
Hamish Macdonald, writing for Al Jazeera, spent one month in Kabul profiling the region during this historic transition period where the United States is shifting its focus from Iraq to Afghanistan, and helping to lay the groundwork for upcoming elections.[Historic?]
Well hey, if the iPhone is responsible for a shift in Taliban policy from bombs to text messages, then I guess this is a good thing. Unless, of course, they use their new found ability to text message to sabotage the American Idol voting. That shit’s sacredWe have a problem with our populace.
February 12, 2009
Video: RPG Propaganda Video Fail
Never stand behind the guy firing the RPG. Especially if you're holding the camcorder.
Notice the screaming as the camcorder keeps rolling. I think he's saying, "My face! It burns!!".
Was that Gaza and was that a Hamas retard standing in the backblow?
Bin Laden Burned in Effigy by Muslims
(Ghazipur, India) Indian Muslims are becoming prominently vocal in their opposition to al-Qaeda.
Muslims in Ghazipur staged a demonstration against the recently announced al Qaeda's threat to India.It's good to see Muslims protesting against al-Qaeda even though it appears to be geographically-based opposition rather than a general dislike of terrorism. Nonetheless, I sure would like a picture of Osama bin Laden being burned in effigy.
They burnt effigies of Abu al-Yazid and al Qaeda Chief Osama Bin Laden and warned the al Qaeda against threatening India.We are protesting against the terrorists. We have burnt their effigies.
Whenever they'll make such statements, we will protest against it. We will give a strong reply back to them, " said Gauhar, a protestor.
On Tuesday Al-Qaeda Commander Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, in Afghanistan had warned India of more attacks like the one on Mumbai, and said its economic interests would be targeted if it retaliates against Pakistan.
Important Stuff: The Girls of Russian Atomic Energy Contest
Sorry Noah, I believe I have a new favorite blogger over at Wired. Nathan Hodges points out that the Miss Atom contest featuring the hot babes of Russia's nuclear power industry.
What better way to promote Russian nuclear power to, say, the Iranian Mullahcracy? I wonder if they throw in a "personal guide" on junket tours for potential Middle East clients? If so, I believe I'm in the market for a new Russian built nuclear power plant.
There are no Homer Simpsons here. Apparently one must be a smoking hot chick to get a job at a power plant in Russia.
Any way, you can vote here.
America's Favorite al Qaeda Supporter Just Begging for Ass Kicking
If it's not enough that in a single week that Charlotte blogger, Samir Khan (aka, inshallahshaheed), praises the Taliban killing civilians in Afghanistan, he had to go and post a picture of an infant Osama bin Laden. Luck would have it that this isn't really a baby OBL, but one of Osama's nephews.
But notice that Sammy uses the phrase 'Masha'Allah' in describing the presumed Osama bin Laden baby. When do Muslims use the phrase?
Definition: "As God has willed" -- this phrase is used when admiring or praising something or someone, in recognition that all good things come from God and are blessings from Him.I hear Hitler was a cute kid, too. They grow up.
Alternate Spellings: mashallah
Examples: What a cute baby, masha'Allah!
ONN: The Money Hole
A video that so perfectly analyzes the twin evils of the bailout and stimulus, that it could only come from The Onion.
Thanks to Radio Patriot.
Hot Basketball Player Suing Lesbian Coach for Harassment
Lesbian basketball coach harassing straight player for being too hot? Man, I don't even know how to begin to parody this!
Hamas Rocket Kills Ironman
I looked for the word comedy on this vid's description. Nada.
h/t whocaresanymore in comments.
Arab Spies, Israel & Syrian Nuclear Reactor
Aaron Klein at WND
JERUSALEM – Israel this month quietly sentenced to three years imprisonment two Syrians living in the Jewish state accused of spying for Damascus, the government disclosed for publication.Very interesting article, well worth the read.
The militants, Yusuf Salah Sham and Atta Farhat, were arrested July 29, 2007 – weeks before Israel's air raid on a suspected nascent Syrian nuclear reactor being constructed with aid from North Korea. A total Israeli media blackout was imposed on the spy case.
In a court in Nazareth Sunday, the Syrians were found guilty of spying for an enemy country, including providing the Syrian military information on Israeli troop locations and military installations in the Golan Heights during the 2006 Lebanon war.
The complete details of the case – fully known to WND – are being held back by Israel's military censor. More...
Ontario Recycling Program Has Huge Carbon Footprint
(Toronto, Canada) Since cities in Ontario do not have facilities to process their own garbage, "recyclables" are loaded onboard ships and sent across the Pacific Ocean. Reportedly, 20,000 tons are transported out each year.
Most residents recycle with the belief they are helping the environment and are unaware that their municipalities are shipping materials to China and South Korea, creating a huge new carbon footprint.Ontario taxpayers cover half the cost of the recycling program which reportedly creates a much greater carbon footprint than if there were no recycling program at all. (more)
"It is a contentious issue here," said Jo-Anne St. Godard, executive director of the Recycling Council of Ontario. [...]
To get to China from Toronto, the mixed paper is stacked in bales, placed in shipping containers and sent across country to the port of Vancouver by train, said Jake Westerhof, of Canada Fibres, which sells Toronto's paper to Nine Dragons [Chinese recycling facility].
From Vancouver, it is placed on a large freighter ship and spends several weeks at sea before arriving in one of China's southern ports. It is moved into a truck a driven several hours before arriving at the massive Nine Dragons paper mill in the province of Guangdong.
Cantor Aide Apologizes For ASFCME Spoof Ad
Buy that aide a beer even though he did have to apologize. 484,577 views on this Youtube site alone.
A press aide to House Republican Whip Eric Cantor has apologized for circulating a profanity-laced Web video spoofing a major union that was critical of the GOP.
The video was sent Wednesday in response to an ad from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees that pressured congressional Republicans to support the economic recovery package.
The original ad singled out Cantor, R-Va., accusing him and other Republican leaders of "playing politics" with the stimulus plan.
Video: Hamas Sympathizers Throw Pipe Bombs at Pro-Israel Rally
Watch the video below made by Ted Ekeroth at a pro-Israel rally in Sweden. The pipe bombs come about half way through the video.
You'll note that the reaction from the pro-Gaza crowd isn't one of horror over a-tiny-minority-of-extremists resorting to violence: cheers erupt.
No wonder the UK just deported Geert Wilders. I expect we would have seen much worse had the Labour government not buckled to the threat of Islamist violence.
Thanks to Ben.
Obama Ignores Brothers of 9/11 Victim & Invited Anti-GITMO Aunt
The aunt has complained of torture of the GITMO prisoners. The brothers are, needless to say, pi**edthat she is representing their family.
[...]The brothers of Adam Arias went ballistic when they learned that their aunt, Valerie Lucznikowska, was among the 9/11 relatives invited to last week's White House meeting with Obama. The brothers were not invited.When reading JWF's link to article this was in comments at site:
realfamilymember wrote:How nice of Obama adding salt to a wound.
Was Valerie representing her "own view" when she paraded in front of the U.N. and the White House with a poster of my brother with a caption reading, "Not in His Name?" Who is she to say what can be done in "his name?" Valerie is a carrion feeder and a liar
Good News: Country Strikes Deal with al Qaeda
George Lucas: Obama to Save World
Q: Mr. Lucas, who's got a better chance of saving the world Barack Obama or Luke Skywalker.
Lucas: I think Barack Obama right now has got a much ... much ... head start...
Q: Even without the lightsaber that's possible?
Lucas: Well, no, it's much harder for him. He doesn't have a lightsaber.
No problem. He'll just shoot that lightning stuff out of his fingers!
Thanks to OxyCon.
Hamas Web Site Shows Kidnap Of IDF Soldier
Carl in Jerusalem has translation. Basically Hamas wants the viewer to believe the soldier is Gilad Shalit, next shows IDF bombing the house he was taken to.
Hamas, master of propaganda.
Text of the "Stimulus" Bill. All 1,434 Pages of It.
The stimulus Bill reminds me of an old Bloom County book I had. The introduction to the collection of cartoons had the citizens of Bloom County up in arms over the "revelation" that the Soviet menace had extended their borders to within 20 miles of the United States.
Something has got to be done!
And so it was that the Great Bloom County Red Scare began when the local paper, with no real news to report on, decided to drum up circulation by reporting that the Alaskan Aleutian islands were spitting distance from Russia proper.
I'm guessing that if you actually read it that you're the type of person who can't look away from a bad freeway accident as first responders shovel up pieces of the victim with shovels.
What are the odds that a single Congressman has even bothered to read through even 10% of it?
UPDATE: I think I'll take up drinking.
UPDATE II: Retail sales rebound in January. Prices go down, demand goes up.
It's almost as if there's some mystical yet hidden hand guiding the economy or something.
I bet it belongs to Obama.
Indian editor and publisher arrested for insulting muslims
How did Ravindra Kumar and Anand Sinha insult muslims? By publishing an article by Johann Hari, titled Why should I respect these oppressive religions?.
The article states how the organization of the islamic conference, OIC, has pushed through the UN a bill based on shariah law to silence criticism of religions (specifically islam). Johann wrote one paragraph highlighting how islamic countries treat their women, children and dissidents. Then there's the offending statement.
I don't respect the idea that we should follow a "Prophet" who at the age of 53 had sex with a nine-year old girl, and ordered the murder of whole villages of Jews because they wouldn't follow him.
The above statement is true and yet this offended muslims in India. When are we going to see muslims burn the quran and hadiths for pointing out things that apparently offend them?
From Straits Times
Ravindra Kumar, editor of the Kolkata-based Statesman, and Anand Sinha were arrested and later bailed on Wednesday after a local Muslim leader complained about the piece, which was first published in Britain's Independent newspaper.
The article by columnist Johann Hari was entitled 'Why should I respect these oppressive religions?' and contained allegations about Mohammed's life and his treatment of Jews.
On Wednesday about 1,000 Muslims burned copies of The Statesman, one of India's oldest English-language newspapers, outside its Kolkata head office in protest.
Kumar and Sinha have been charged with 'committing a deliberate act with malicious intent to outrage religious feelings.'
British Cowards Turn Geert Wilders Away at Airport (UPDATED)
It's official, the British Labour government is afraid of its own Muslim citizens.
It reminds me of the Indian government banning The Jawa Report after the first Mumbai attacks. The very act of saying that Islam is violent is enough to send some Muslims into an indignant and violent rage.
And we can't have that now, can we?
Anyway, David Thompson did a more thorough critique of Westminister's cowtowing to the Muslim fringe yesterday.
Cowards. Churchill is rolling over in his grave.
Geert Wilders was presented with a letter that refused him entry to Britain after arriving at immigration.Here's the irony:
After leaving the aircraft, Mr Wilders was taken into a side room to be interviewed, witnesses said....
Mr Wilders, a member of Holland's Freedom Party, condemned the British Government as 'weak and cowardly' and vowed he to make the trip anyway.
Mr Wilders has urged the Dutch government to ban the Koran and warned of a 'tsunami' of Islam swamping the Netherlands....Freedom of speech for me, but not for thee.
He told the BBC: 'I was very surprised and very saddened that the freedom of speech that I believe was a very strong point in UK society is being harassed today.'
Just to make it clear, I think Wilders makes a good point in Fitna that violent jihad is as part and parcel to Islam as turning the cheek is to Christianity. Can there be an Islam without violent jihad? Sure, just as there is a Christianity that isn't pacifistic.
But even so, if freedom of religion and of speech mean anything it is that you cannot ban books like the Quran just because they promote violent and crazy ideas.
And the freedom to worship as you see fit also must mean the freedom to criticize religion in any way that you see fit.
Thanks to Captain Zero.
UPDATE: Allah has some thoughts on the hypocrisy of some on the Right wanting to do stupid things like "ban the Quran" or "ban Islam".
But someone in the comments (sorry, forgot who) says that when Geert Wilders says we should ban the Quran, that he is being sarcastic and that the media have deliberately taken his words out of context. That is, he's just pointing out the hypocrisy of the European Left in banning "hate speech". If hate speech should be banned, and the Quran is filled with hate, then shouldn't it be banned too?
So, the question I have is whether or not the commenter's assertion is true? Does any one know if Wilders really wants to ban the Quran, or is he, as was suggested, just being facetious? It makes a difference, because if he was just joking then the criticisms Charles and myself have made about him were based on a misunderstanding of his position based on false reports.
If not, though, then he's just another statist out to use the reigns of government power to forcibly enact his preferred position on the public.
Good News: 80 computers go missing from Los Alamos laboratory
Eighty computers have gone missing from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, which deals with nuclear research, with at least 13 of them stolen. The laboratory announced that it had recovered 11 computers so that means 69 are still missing.
The laboratory maintains that no sensitive information were on those computers so there should be no risk to national security. I don't buy that at all. Thirteen of of the 69 missing computers were stolen, including 3 from a scientist's home and a blackberry was "lost in a sensitive foreign country" (probably China). Who would go through the trouble of stealing these computers if they held no important information?
From Washington Times
The nuclear weapons lab at Los Alamos, N.M., is missing 69 computers, including at least a dozen that were stolen last year, the AP is reporting.
Among the missing computers are three stolen from a scientist's home last month and a Blackberry lost in "a sensitive foreign country" in the last two months, according to a lab memo regarding the computers.
No classified information was on the computers, but they contain names and addresses that could pose security problems.
"Edward R. Murrow For Our Times" Taken In By Fringe Anti-Vaccine Whackjob
LOL - epic pwnage from a science blog. FOR THE WIN:
Too bad tonight Olbermann let himself be played like a fiddle by antivaccine propagandist David Kirby, the man who, with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., was instrumental in launching the American version of the MMR scare, namely the thimerosal/mercury scare that roared into the states in 2004 and is now maintained by Jenny McCarthy--still aided and abetted by David Kirby. No, Kirby played Olbermann like Itzhak Perlman playing a goddamned Stradivarius. Indeed, Kirby played on Olbermann's hatred of Rupert Murdoch, inducing him to embarrass himself so completely and utterly that I can never--ever--take Olbermann seriously again [...]I don't really understand how anybody takes him seriously to begin with, but it's OK. We'll take it.
Read it all. Pass it along to some of Olbermann's rivals at ABC, CBS, FOX and elsewhere. Spread the word - Olbermann is an incompetent, hate-filled cartoon character, and he's even bad at being that.
NZ National Detained In Pakistan
A New Zealand man is being detained in Pakistan, in an area regarded as a Taliban and Al Qaeda stronghold.*No problem, doesn't everyone want to go to the Pakistan/Afghanistan border and get married? The tour books are full of lovely weddings at the terrorists camps. Your wedding pictures are taken with the best cameramen jihad media has to offer. Don't delay, book your wedding today.
Mark Taylor, 35, was arrested at a paramilitary checkpoint on the outskirts of Tank, in north-west Pakistan, not far from the Afghan border.
It is believed Mr Taylor told soldiers he was heading to South Waziristan to get married.
Waziristan is a tribal area known as a safe haven for Taliban and Al Qaeda extremists. Mr Taylor was wearing Pakistani clothing and was carrying a New Zealand passport.
Seriously, New Zealand?
February 11, 2009
How To Make A Hamas Hero?
This youtuber seems unhappy with the vid:
I guess he/she was thought this was about a Hamas hero......lulz
moath1985 (2 hours ago)
idiots !!! the subtitle is fake .. Hamas will kick your ass ..
Islam will spreads all of the world even if it spread over your DEAD BODY
Angelina Jolie Angers Thais
(Bangkok, Thailand) As readers may recall, the Thai government has a significant problem with Muslim refugees from Burma (Myanmar) which they have been treating quite harshly according to reports (see here).
Called Rohingya, the Muslim ethnic group of refugees have reportedly been detained, beaten and set adrift at sea with little food and water.
Meanwhile, Angelina Jolie and her man-servant, Brad Pitt, visited one of the nine refugee camps stringing the Thai-Myanmar border as goodwill ambassadors for the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR).
Commenting on the situation, Jolie said that the Thai government should "respect the rights of the Rohingya."
For that comment, the Thai government is all pissed off. The Thais apparently don't like foreigners telling them how to run their country. Gosh, imagine that? (more)
Good News!! FBI May Shift Counterterror Agents To Anti-Fraud!
Is Hopey One Kenobi™ more concerned about corporate fraud than combating terrorism?
WASHINGTON (AP) - With thousands of fraud investigations under way, the FBI is considering shifting agents away from counterterrorism work to help sort through the wreckage of the financial meltdown.Change you can believe in my arse.
FBI Deputy Director John Pistole told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the bureau may reassign some of the positions that were reallocated to anti-terrorism work after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Such a move would be a further sign of the government breaking with the Bush administration's priorities, which pledged to assign every available resource to averting another terrorist attack.
California Collapsing Under Weight of Government
A microcosm of what will be done (and is already being done) to America during the Obama Administration.
Other states face budget cuts too, but California's budget mess stands out for its size. Its deficit is projected at $42 billion by mid-2010. Since Gov. Schwarzenegger declared a fiscal emergency 14 weeks ago, he and lawmakers have been deadlocked over how to close the gap. Democrats want tax increases and moderate spending cuts; Republicans seek deep cuts and no tax increases; the governor wants a combination.Governator voting "present" for the moment. The Democrats' prescription is to destroy the economy and preserve as much government as possible. Republicans want to gut the California government (which it really needs, as this fiscal mess clearly demonstrates) and let people keep as much of their money as possible. Businesses are leaving. Environmental laws are insane and oppressive. Government entitlements are swallowing the fiscal solvency of the government and of the state for the foreseeable future. A crisis Rahm Emmanuel would love to use to advance his political party.
The left has not yet begun to destroy the society as we know it. Just you wait.
Era of Most Honest, Most Open, Most Effective Government In The Universe Continues Apace
Tom Price (R - Ga.) give a speech from Pelosi's front doorstep - in front of closed doors and smoke-filled rooms.
US Freezes Assets Of US Based Tamil Group
Move over Holy Land foundation, Tamil Foundation just joined your group of foundations funneling money to terrorist organizations.
WASHINGTON (Map, News) - The United States has frozen the assets of a U.S.-based charity that officials say provided money to the Tamil Tiger rebels in Sri Lanka.Previous: Terrorist Pay for Junket for Democrat
The Treasury Department says in a statement that the Cumberland, Md.-based Tamil Foundation has acted as a support network for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The U.S. government considers the Tigers a terrorist group.
"The LTTE, like other terrorist groups, has relied on so-called charities to raise funds and advance its violent aims," said Adam Szubin, director of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control.
The Treasury designation freezes the Tamil Foundation's U.S. assets and prohibits Americans from engaging in any transactions with the group.
72 Virgins In Heaven(Updated)
Update: Read FPM's interview with Pierre Rehov.
From the channel:
"Do terrorists really believe that they will receive 72 virgins in heaven if they blow themselves among innocent women and children ? Watch those interviews from Pierre Rehov's " Suicide Killer..."
Taliban Assault Kabul
Two coordinated Taliban attacks in Afghanistan's capital. 19 killed, 50 wounded. The good war is not going well.
Given the Left's approval of the Afghanistan war, I wonder if they're lining up at military recruitment stations. Lest they be accused of being called chickenhawks.
Oddly, the Taliban's official website is mysteriously silent about today's attack. Nothing new has been posted in two days. It's almost as if they're afraid to post for some reason.
Pssst to Taliban: Stick with your buddies at theunjustmedia.com. It's just easier on us that way.
Video: Getting Gay with al Qaeda
I think the second guy goes for a hand full of ass.
Out: Naked pyramid torture
Good News: 2 on Saudi Most Wanted List Already Dead
Two down, 83 to go.
Missile defense assassination in Azerbaijan
So, who's behind the assassination of the general in charge of negotiations between the Russians and the U.S. over the use of early detection radars in Azerbaijan? The Russians?
Saudi Gang Rape Victim Gets 100 Lashes, Jail Time
The woman claims she was gang raped, but the judge didn't buy it so he's sentenced her to a year in prison. She's pregnant, so she can't be flogged yet. Once she gets out of prison and after the baby is born she's been sentenced to 100 lashes.
Even if she wasn't raped, what's the crime? Fornication?
When Muslims claim they believe Jesus was a prophet, I can't but help wonder if any of them have ever bothered to read what Jesus taught about this?
And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
Sin City Mayor to Hopey One Kenobi™: Say You're Sorry For Screwing With Our Tourism!
Another angle on taxpaper funded trips.
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman wants an apology from President Barack Obama for some remarks the president made mentioning Las Vegas.Video at above link.
Goodman, along with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board said on Tuesday that the president's remarks at a town hall meeting could cost Las Vegas money and jobs
A harmless question from a concerned resident of Elkhart, Indiana about corporate responsibility received this answer from President Barack Obama.
"You can't get corporate jets. You can't go take that trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers' dime," he said. The comments sparked a pointed response from Las Vegas Mayor Goodman.
"That's outrageous. He owes us an apology. He owes us a retraction," Goodman said. The mayor is also the chairman of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority[...]
Some high profile companies like Wells Fargo, Citibank and Goldman Sachs recently pulled out of meetings in Las Vegas. The businesses as well as the people who attend the meetings all spend money here. Canceling impacts the casinos and contractors who set up the sound systems and do other production work for the meetings.
"We've had layoffs. We've had days off without pay. Reductions in work force," said Phillip Cooper of Encore Productions. He employs about 200 people in Las Vegas and relies on the meetings to pay his employees. He agrees with the convention authority that these meetings can provide direct stimulus to Las Vegas.
Related: Goldman Sachs scrubs Vegas trip, reschedules for S.F. Pelosi, you sneaky devil you, stealing this from dingy Harry...
US Allies in Somalia Deny Holding US Prisoners
Late last month we reported that up to 15 Somalis who were either US citizens or refugees who had lived for some time in the US had been arrested on terror related charges by Somaliland authorities. Somaliland is a small autonomous region of Somalia that is friendly to the US.
Yesterday, Somaliland denied holding any Americans prisoner. Dinah Lord reprints this from VOA:
In an interview with VOA, Somaliland's Interior Minister Abdullahi Ismail Irro says airport security officials detained several Somali men late last month, after they had arrived on a flight from the southern Somali capital Mogadishu to the Somaliland capital Hargeisa.Case closed? Not according to Somalilanders living here in the US:
The minister says two of them were arrested, suspected of trying to smuggle 10 small anti-aircraft missiles into Somaliland from central Somalia. But he says neither of the men was from the United States and they were released without charge.
"After investigation, after two or three days, the police released them," he said. "They came from Mogadishu, not from America."
The Washington-based president of the Somaliland American Council, Rashid Nur, says he believes the Somaliland government is not revealing all it knows.So, is this a case of a non-denial denial on Somalilands part? Notice that they didn't say the the two hadn't lived in the US, only that they came from Mogadishu.
"As you have said, it is really difficult to get the true picture of who these people are and their identities. But from versions coming out of the government and from other people, some of these people are U.S. residents," said Nur. "There are also some Somalilanders who went to some of the regions in the south, received training, and came back."
Keep an eye on Somalia and keep those tips coming in!
Michael Moore Asks Jawa for Help
Michael Moore sends this email asking for help in exposing "the greatest swindle in history." Why do I get the feeling he's not talking about the Social Security ponzi scheme, government undermining of credit ratings in the mortgage industry, or the Obama "stimulus" plan?
Will You Help Me With My Next Film? ...a request from Michael Moore
February 11, 2009
I am in the middle of shooting my next movie and I am looking for a few brave people who work on Wall Street or in the financial industry to come forward and share with me what they know. Based on those who have already contacted me, I believe there are a number of you who know "the real deal" about the abuses that have been happening. You have information that the American people need to hear. I am humbly asking you for a moment of courage, to be a hero and help me expose the biggest swindle in American history.
All correspondence with me will be kept confidential. Your identity will be protected and you will decide to what extent you wish to participate in telling the greatest crime story ever told.
The important thing here is for you to step up as an American and do your duty of shedding some light on this financial collapse. A few good people have already come forward, which leads me to believe there are many more of you out there who know what's going on. Here's your chance to let your fellow citizens in on the truth.
If you have any info that would help, please contact me at my private email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the rest of you on my email list who don't work in the financial industry, you're probably wondering, "What the heck is this all about? I thought he said he was making a romantic comedy!"
Well, I just can't say much right now. I'm sure you can understand why. One thing I can tell you is that you're gonna like this movie when I'm done with it. Oh, yeah...
So, again, if you work for a bank, a brokerage firm or an insurance company -- or if you have seen things or heard things that you believe the American people have a right to know -- please contact me at email@example.com.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Ethiopia Arrests Suspect In US Diplomat Death
Update date on Brian Adkins, US Diplomat Killed in Ethiopia
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - Ethiopian police have arrested a suspect in the death of a 25-year-old American diplomat, officials said Wednesday.Robbery/abduction gone wrong or Shabaab/Eritrea related?
Michael McClellan, a spokesman for the U.S. embassy in Addis Ababa, said the suspect had some of the victim's "personal effects," but he did not elaborate.
Demsash Hailu, a spokesman for Ethiopia's federal police, said the suspect was arrested Tuesday in the country's remote north.
Blogging The Obama Shit Sandwich, From The Front Lines
Doctor Anonymous, who is an actual doctor, but chooses to remain anonymous (don't we all?) gives us his thoughts on the new Obamacare provision in the
socialist shit sandwich stimulus bill being debated in Hell Congress.
February 10, 2009
**Sticky** Condolences from all of us here at the Sandcrawler to fellow Jawa and friend Howie on the loss of his grandmother.
Shocka! The Valentine Virus
It's more dangerous than AIDS, Ebola and cholera....srzly.
Update: Harrison, in comments, noticed this:
He's a victim, too.Back to the drawing board for this cleric.
He's holding a red pen.
Jihad Suicide Hotline
Older but damn funny.
Parts I and III here
h/t Curt at LGF link thingy
Terrorists Wife: Children Should Be Raised To Blow Themselves To Pieces
Or something like that.
Quote of the Day: “Let them arrest me in Heathrow.”
Geert Wilders declared persona non grata in the UK, plans to go anyway to show Fitna.
I Joined the Taliban for the Hashish Not the Beheadings, Dude.
Is this story just too awesome to be true, or what? Arab Times:
[T]he suspect, a former drug addict, decided to go to Afghanistan to consume drugs and grew his beard to give him the look of a Jihadist.Thanks to Mrs. Younis Tsouli.
After arriving in Afghanistan the man joined a training camp and one week later asked fellow trainees to guide him to the place where hashish is grown. When he arrived at the spot, he took to consuming drugs, says the case papers.
When the Taleban saw him, they were shocked and they came to the conclusion that he had not come to Afghanistan to fight a holy war. So, they asked him to leave.
When he returned to Kuwait, he was in a disoriented condition and he was referred to the concerned authorities.
During interrogation by the Public Prosecution he admitted to going to Afghanistan for ‘Jihad’ and consuming drugs.
UPDATE: I think we've identified what he looks like. Mug shot below.
Bloviating Jackass VP's Iraq Criticism "Out of Date"
Remember when we were told that Joe Biden (D) was picked for Obama's ticket because of his "foreign policy expertise?"
Before leaving Washington last week to deliver a major foreign policy speech in Germany, Biden chided Baghdad for failing to settle disputes over the city of Kirkuk and to enact a law dividing oil revenue, among other issues.Well, you see, Mr. Maliki, there was an election cycle ramping up at the time, and Old Joe was just trying to score political points by bashing you and your efforts. See how that works? You're a political foil for Old Joe Biden, and you will be cast of at such a point when it becomes inconvenient for him or his political party to deal with you.
"I think our administration is going to have to be very deeply involved. We are going to have to get in there and be much more aggressive in forcing them to deal with these issues," Biden said.
Asked about Biden's remarks on Tuesday, Maliki, an increasingly assertive leader whose followers won surprise victories in provincial elections last month, fired back.
"I believe talk about applying pressure on the Iraqi government or taking hard measures against it no longer works," he said at a news conference in Baghdad with visiting French President Nicolas Sarkozy. "Such speech is out of date, because the government of Iraq knows its responsibilities and acts accordingly in a strong way."
The (unintentionally) funniest part of the article, however, is delivered at the end:
Biden has had a prickly relationship with Iraqi leaders since 2006 when, as head of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he proposed dividing Iraq into self-governing Sunni Arab, Shi'ite and Kurdish regions.Quietly? Why? Shouldn't the American people be entitled to know what a foreign policy scholar Joe Biden was and still is? Sing the praises of the BIDEN PLAN from the hilltops! Let its story be told!
Iraqi leaders were furious at that proposal, known as the "Biden plan", which the Senate backed in 2007 but which has since quietly been shelved.
Hmmm. The Democrat-led Senate, who just approved the We're-All-Going-To-Die-Unless-The-Government-Pays-Off-Liberal-Interest-Groups Bill that has effectively mortgaged off the financial solvency of Washington for the next two generations, approved the Biden plan to "partition" Iraq in 2007. Is anybody talking about what a clustefark load of idiot-laden stupidity that was, and who proposed and supported it? Because they were such experts and knew much better than the idiot Bush who, ironically, took the right course in Iraq.
Yes. The Biden Plan. A path to victory, it was. It will thus be written about in history texts as "the plan that could have saved Iraq if it hadn't been for Rush Limbaugh." Hmmm. Interesting. Yes. Expertise.
AlQaeda "Terror Cell" Arrested In Brussells (UPDATED)
Suicide bombing thwarted.
An alleged terrorist cell arrested as Gordon Brown prepared to meet European leaders in Brussels is said to have connections to the highest levels of al-Qaeda, it can be revealed."One Woman's War Part I below fold.
The cell was suspected of being directed by a senior al-Qaeda planner.
According to Belgian counter-terrorism sources, the group was radicalised by a woman whose former husband has links to Abu Qatada, the radical preacher in jail in Britain.
Belgian police rounded up the alleged cell as European leaders gathered in the Belgian capital for a two-day summit in December to discuss the economic crisis and climate change.
Johan Delmulle, the Federal Prosecutor, claimed one suspect had "received the green light to carry out an operation from which he was not expected to come back" and added: "This information, linked to the fact that a European summit is getting underway at this moment in Brussels, left us no choice but to take action."
The group of five men and a woman was only charged with membership of a terrorist organisation because investigators were unable to positively identify their target.
But a CNN documentary, One Woman's War, to be broadcast on Tuesday evening claims that the alleged cell had high-level links to al-Qaeda.
h/t Robert Spencer
UPDATE by Rusty: Is Malika El-Aroud the gift that keeps on giving, or what?
Is my count off, or is this the fourth cell of al Qaeda recruits that she's been directly involved with through her internet activities that have been rounded up en masse? It was just December the last time a group of her friends were rounded up. And reports indicate that she was indirectly involved in the arrest of several other cells facilitating jihad abroad.
If you speak French and hang around the eHadis, you'd probably recognize her from her frequent appearances at the minbar-sos forum.
Video still below with some added links.
Related: Followup: Belgium's Top Internet Jihadi Arrested (Again)
Convicted Internet Jihadi's al Qaeda Connection
PSA: Support Jihad on the Internet, Go to Jail
Belgian Woman Promotes Jihad from Home
Dutch TV Station Receives DVD Containing Threat Against Belgium
al-Qaeda Jailbreak in Belgium Foiled
Suicide Bomber in Iraq was Belgian Woman
Foreign Fighter Killed in Iraq--and he's FRENCH!!
6 al Qaeda Recruiters Arrested in France
Indians Send Pink Underwear To "Hindu Taliban"
A group of liberal Indians are plotting to send pink underwear to fundamentalist Hindus on Valentine's Day in retaliation for their attack on women drinking in a bar.
Members of the Sri Ram Sena (the army of Lord Ram) raided a bar in the southern city of Bangalore last month and beat up some of the women drinking inside, accusing them of loose morality.Hmmm, will the underwear look like this?
The gang then threatened attacks against anybody who celebrated Valentine's Day, which they called un-Indian, prompting accusations they were a "Hindu Taliban".
Now more than 5,000 people on the website Facebook have agreed on a colourful revenge.
Nisha Susan, a spokesman for The Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women, urged Indian women to "walk to the nearest pub and buy a drink" on Valentine's Day.
She said members of her group had settled on the colour pink for their gifts because it was "a frivolous colour".
EYE-GOUGING UPDATE by Rusty: It goes below the fold!!!
Thrill Going Up Rusty's Leg Over Thought of Murtha Arrest
Like Chris Matthews before me, I think it moved. Ed reprints this:
The FBI raided the offices of a defense lobbying firm with close ties to Democratic Rep. John Murtha (Penn.), sources tell ABC News...Karma is a bitch!
PMA is the second company with close ties to Murtha to be raided by federal agents recently.
The Upside to the Recession
You won't be able to afford this:
Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn't Fucking Work
(h/t) Stable Hand
Finally: Muslims Can Divorce on Facebook
British Muslims divorce via Facebook. On cue, Syrian sharia judge says Facebook divorces are cool.
Yeah, but I think the question Jawa readers want to know is if hooking up with a second "temporary" and virtual wife via Facebook is okay?
Hopey One Kenobi™: Were GITMO Detainees Read Their? Miranda Warning?
Terrorists such as Omar Khdar(pictured below), who blew up a American soldier, may not have been read their??? Miranda warning. WTF?
The Miranda warning, a fixture of American jurisprudence and staple of television cop shows, may also be one of a series of constructional hurdles standing between Obama's order to close the island prison and court trials on the mainland."Civilian legal approach" is what led up to 9/11.
A procession of similar challenges -- secret evidence, information from foreign spy services and coerced statements -- also could spell trouble for prosecutors.
All of these problems illustrate the larger difficulty that lies ahead as the nation moves from the "law of war" orientation used by the Bush administration in dealing with detainees to the civilian legal approach preferred by Obama. more...
Kurdish-Iranian Separatists Designated Terrorists
Treasury's OFAC arm has designated Kurdish separatists in Iran as a terrorist organization:
FREE LIFE PARTY OF KURDISTAN (a.k.a. KURDISTAN FREE LIFE PARTY; a.k.a. PARTIYA JIYANA AZAD A KURDISTANE; a.k.a. PARTY OF FREE LIFE OF KURDISTAN; a.k.a. PEJAK; a.k.a. PEZHAK; a.k.a. PJAK), Qandil Mountain, Irbil Governorate, Iraq; Razgah, Iran [SDGT]This is causing waves in some circles since the PJAK are actively fighting the Iranian regime, something, presumably, in our national interests. Check out Timmerman's article at Newsmax, for instance.
The problem is that Treasury claims that the PJAK is a branch of the PKK. The PKK fight our allies in Turkey, and have long been considered a terrorist organization by the US.
As I've argued many times before, though, the end of the Cold War means that Turkey is no longer an ally. So, why do we continue to grease the wheels of a relationship which no longer is in our interests?
I really don't know enough about the PJAK to say one way or another whether they are terrorists or not. I do know that I support an independent Kurdistan. I hope Timmerman is wrong about this being a move to not only placate the Turks, but also of helping diplomatic efforts with Iran.
Hero of the Week: Spc. Michael Harrington
I really should publish more of these press releases from the Army.
On Dec. 27, 2008, Michael Harrington, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, was awarded the Silver Star for his actions in Ramadi, Iraq, on Sept. 19, 2005.
Spc. Harrington volunteered for a Quick Response Force (QRF) mission in response to an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack that killed three from his platoon. On the way, the HMMWV carrying Spc. Harrington and nine other Soldiers struck an IED, tearing off its front end. After checking the others for injuries, Spc. Harrington dismounted and began engaging enemy positions. Connecting a tow bar to the disabled vehicle, Spc. Harrington’s platoon sergeant drove the other HMMWV away from enemy fire, only to be hit by another IED. Spc. Harrington then assisted the medic in providing first aid to the wounded Non-Commissioned Officer.
With neither transport nor communication, Spc. Harrington grabbed the only remaining radio from his kit bag and moved to an exposed location to make contact with his higher headquarters. Spc. Harrington and the QRF held their ground until an M113 troop carrier recovered them. After returning to camp, Spc. Harrington went back again to assist in sweeping the area for insurgents.
For his gallantry in action, Spc. Harrington is this week’s Warrior-Soldier.
Hopey One Kenobi™!! Healthcare "Rationing" For Seniors Slipped Into Stimulus
Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Republican Senators are questioning whether President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill contains the right mix of tax breaks and cash infusions to jump-start the economy.More below fold.
Tragically, no one from either party is objecting to the health provisions slipped in without discussion. These provisions reflect the handiwork of Tom Daschle, until recently the nominee to head the Health and Human Services Department.
Senators should read these provisions and vote against them because they are dangerous to your health. (Page numbers refer to H.R. 1 EH, pdf version).
The bill’s health rules will affect “every individual in the United States” (445, 454, 479). Your medical treatments will be tracked electronically by a federal system. Having electronic medical records at your fingertips, easily transferred to a hospital, is beneficial. It will help avoid duplicate tests and errors.
But the bill goes further. One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and “guide” your doctor’s decisions (442, 446). These provisions in the stimulus bill are virtually identical to what Daschle prescribed in his 2008 book, “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.” According to Daschle, doctors have to give up autonomy and “learn to operate less like solo practitioners.”
Keeping doctors informed of the newest medical findings is important, but enforcing uniformity goes too far.
Hospitals and doctors that are not “meaningful users” of the new system will face penalties. “Meaningful user” isn’t defined in the bill. That will be left to the HHS secretary, who will be empowered to impose “more stringent measures of meaningful use over time” (511, 518, 540-541)[...]Socialized medicine, health care Hopey One Kenobi™/Dems can believe in.
If the Obama administration’s economic stimulus bill passes the Senate in its current form, seniors in the U.S. will face similar rationing. Defenders of the system say that individuals benefit in younger years and sacrifice later.
The stimulus bill will affect every part of health care, from medical and nursing education, to how patients are treated and how much hospitals get paid. The bill allocates more funding for this bureaucracy than for the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force combined (90-92, 174-177, 181).
Hiding health legislation in a stimulus bill is intentional. Daschle supported the Clinton administration’s health-care overhaul in 1994, and attributed its failure to debate and delay. A year ago, Daschle wrote that the next president should act quickly before critics mount an opposition. “If that means attaching a health-care plan to the federal budget, so be it,” he said. “The issue is too important to be stalled by Senate protocol.”
Lashkar al Zil, the Shadow Army, an Al Qaeda led Paramilitary in Pakistan
UPDATE: How do you spot al-Qaeda? Floods! "The extremists who follow al Qaeda's religious beliefs think that pants must be at least six inches above the ground because there's a hadith [a saying of the Prophet Mohammed] that says clothes that touch the ground are a sign of pride and vanity," the expert said. Seriously, check the photos. The things we learn here at Jawa...
The Taliban is conquering in territory in Pakistan's northwest as southern and eastern Afghanistan continue to destabilize. In Pakistan, Taliban forces have openly defeated Pakistan's military, while NATO forces have had some tough fights over the past year.
The Taliban's success can be largely attributed to the reincarnation of the al Qaeda-led paramilitary forces that were destroyed during the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
This joint force consists of elements from al Qaeda, the Taliban, the Haqqani Network, and allied extremist groups in the region. In an exclusive article, The Long War Journal reports on this force, which is called the Lashkar al Zil, or the Shadow Army, and has obtained a photograph of a small unit operating in Pakistan's Swat district.
Read more about the Shadow Army at the Long War Journal.
February 09, 2009
Saudi Man, 47, Marries 8-Year-Old Girl to Settle Father’s Debt
I went to see "Taken" yesterday. The flick was about kidnapping young women to sell them into sex slavery. When I saw this today it made me sick.
I don't want to spoil the ending for you but I will say the sheik received what was coming to him.
Man, 47, marries girl, 8 to settle debt. When a 47-year-old man married an 8-year-old girl in Saudi Arabia, there was public outrage...more
Religion of broken pieces.
No Stimulus’ Online Petition Gains Support
No Stimulus link
Gay Taliban Loves al Qaeda, Angelina Jolie
Gay. Taliban trained. Loves al Qaeda and Angelina Jolie. Here's the story.
The other day a guy calling himself "SAMIULLAHJANTANHA" and who has an IP tracing back to Pakistan leaves a comment over at our Jane's home website. Here's what he said:
SALAM TO ALL,S ALQAIDA GROUPS,He also left a similar message here:
I AM SAMIULLAHJAN .I AM FROM PESHAWAR PAKISTAN .I LIKE ALQAIDA GROUP VERY MUCH AND I DO PRAY FOR HIM ALLAH BLASS THEM AMEEN. I AM DOING ALSO THE COMMANDO TRYNNING WITH THE TALIBANS PAKISTAN 4 MONTHS .I AM EVERY TIME EVERY DAY READY FOR JEHAD . BUT I DON,T HAVE CONTACT NUMBER OR EMAIL ADDRESS. [Actual phone number here]
YOUR BEST REGARD ,
HELLO ,Given that a dude from Pakistan claims he's training with the Taliban and supports al Qaeda, we figured we'd dig into SAMIULLAHJANTANHA to see if we should be worried. Or not.
I AM SAMIULLAHJANTANHA .I AM FROM PESHAWAR PAKISTAN .I LIKE ALQAIDA TALIBANS VERYMUCH .I AM ALSO DO THE TRNNING 4 MINTHS .
PRODE TO BE ALQAIDA TALIBANS
Google search results yield the following from face-pic.com for a 25 year old male from Peshewar, Pakistan calling himself SAMIULLAHJANTANHADOULATKHAILTANGI who's sexuality is "gay" and is looking for "anything".
He also seems to be into Angelina Jolie:
I AM FROM ITTEHAD COLONY PESHAWAR PAKISTAN .MY NAME IS SAMIULLAHJANTANHA .MY VILLEGE NAME IS TANGI, AND MY FAMILY NAME IS DOULATKHAIL .I THINK YOU ALL ,S THE BIGEST FEMALES KILLER. YOU ALLS DON,T TALKED ABOUT THE BEST ACTOR OF ANJALINAJOLIE. I LIKE HER VERY MUCH. SHE IS MY HEART, MY LIFE ,MY EVERYTHING. BUT YOU ALL,S TELL HER SAMIULLAHJANTANHA LIKE YOU VERYMUCH.How very sweet. Our gay Taliban al Qaeda supporter rushes to defend the honor of Angelina Jolie. He also left this at a thread featuring Angelina pregnant. Which is, er, quite the fetish:
i lke anjalinajolie alot but i am very poor but i want meet her i am from peshawar pakistan .That makes two of us dude! At least our alleged Taliban member and al Qaeda supporter has good taste.
But wait, there's more. He also likes Keira Knightley, and says so on the fellow mu.nu blog of Lawren K. Mills:
send me keira knghtly picturesSo, who is our gay Taliban from Peshewar, who loves pregos Angelina Jolie and Keira Knightley?
Using the vast computing resources of the Sandcrawler we've traced SAMIULLAHJANTANHA to a Madrassa in Peshawar where the following photo was taken by our Imperial spy satellite.
Hopey One Kenobi™ Speaketh
And had nothing to say. Helen Thomas is senile, Huffington Post has a WH reporter and Hopey One Kenobi™ doesn't have a clue about what Joe Biden says. Joe just became the recent dude to be thrown under the bus.
Hopey/changey's new name - Hopey One Kenobi™ - courtesy of LawLips in comments.
Report: Somali Taliban, Somali al Qaeda Agree to Get Along
Iran's official English language press service is claiming that the al Qaeda linked al Shabaab terrorists have agreed to back their formal rivals of the 'moderate' Islamic Courts Union, aka the Somalian Taliban. Press TV:
Al-Shabaab fighters have quit opposition to Somalia's transitional government, after the country's Clerics Council endorsed the new president.Hooray, unity!
On Monday, President Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed held a reconciliation ceremony attended by the representatives of the fighters, governmental and military officials and thousands of Somali public, a Press TV correspondent reported.
The event, held in the police center Comando Polizia south of the capital, Mogadishu, witnessed the gunmen and the Somali military officials vowing to abandon hostilities towards each other.
Mass executions begin in 4 ... 3 .... 2 .....
Mr. Obama - Wars Don't End, They Are Won Or Lost
"Don't You Dare Use Our Troops to Make A Political Gesture And Cover Your Ass On Campaign Promises"
Thank You IDF: Zionists Killing Midget Hamas Terrorists
The eHadis over at al-Boraq have this tribute to the "martyr" Abu Imad. This guy must be, what, like five feet tops?
The last pic is my favorite.
Sucks to be a Hamas midget!
About that midget comment: I kid, I kid! No offense meant to little people.
For Hamas little people? Offense definitely meant.
Yemen Releases 170 Al Qaeda
News reports from Yemen detail a recent meeting between President Saleh and a variety of “reformed” jihaddists. The jihaddists demanded the release of imprisoned associates held on suspicion of ties to al Qaeda. Last week, authorities at Aden’s al Mansoura prison freed 11 uncharged al Qaeda affiliates on orders from the president. A newly formed presidential committee identified 170 more militants eligible for release, and 95 of those were released by Saturday.
The jihaddists will be accorded salaries from the state. In the past, the government arranged government jobs, cars, cash payments and even weddings for militants who pledged to refrain from violence within Yemen. Officials spin these negotiations as fostering rehabilitation and integration into society.
In the latest round of negotiations, Saleh reportedly asked the militants to engage in violence against the southern mobility movement, including assassinations of southern leaders. President Saleh is a pragmatic deal maker who deployed Afghan Arab jihaddists as a mercenary force against southern Socialists in 1994’s civil war. Some bin Laden loyalists were later rewarded with high positions in the administration and military.
The Yemeni military also incorporated Sunni extremists into its ranks during the 2004-2008 Saada War when jihaddists fought alongside state forces against Shiite “Houthi” rebels. The deployment of Sunni extremists as a government paramilitary affords the jihaddists training, experience, contacts, financial benefit and the ability to dictate to the regime and indoctrinate followers.
Direct negotiations between the Yemeni president and al Qaeda operatives grew out of Yemen’s “Dialog Program” established in 2002. Through discussion of the Koran, the program sought to gain assurances that jihaddists would not mount assaults within Yemen but said nothing about the Islamic legitimacy of attacks on US troops in Iraq. The program ran until 2005 and was described by participants as an expedited release program.
In 2005, President Saleh began direct negations with the jihaddists. One such negotiation was conducted by Saleh and the head of Yemen’s Political Security Agency on the government’s side. The jihaddists representative was Rashad Mohammed Saeed (Abu al Feida), formerly a major figure in al Qaeda and the Taliban who was seen in videos near Usama Bin Laden. Saeed described government accommodations, "It was also agreed to cancel measures imposed on those who are released, like house arrest, the monthly signing of official register and taking permission if you wish to go another province in Yemen," he said. Later in 2006, Saeed praised Yemen as “the best country” to deal with militants and noted "The Yemeni government will not enter open confrontations with Mujahideen”.
In January 2008, a spokesman for an al Qaeda cell in Yemen noted in a statement that the government had recruited some of its members to fight in the Saada War. In exchange, the security forces will “ease the persecution of (al Qaeda) members.” Ahmed Manour said the group is and has been in contact with the government through intermediaries, adding bin Laden ordered a ban on attacks against the regime directly, and the US remains enemy number one.
Hopey/Changey: I've Got Mail
While The One is
campaigning speaking to the country folk, those of us on the e-mail list receives calls to push hopey/changey's special interest stimulus bill.
[Redacted]You're welcome Mitch just doing my part for the opposition.
Americans have organized Economic Recovery House Meetings in all 50 states -- including 382 in California, 255 in Florida, 115 in Ohio, 199 in New York, 105 in Washington, and 149 in Texas.
That's more than 3,587 meetings in 1,579 cities and 429 congressional districts.[not too good of a turnout is it?...ed]
This past weekend, meeting hosts and guests watched a video of Governor Tim Kaine answering your questions about the president's recovery plan. Then they shared their own stories about how the crisis has affected them.
Watch Governor Kaine's video
and share your economic crisis story.
The media is filled with numbers about the economic crisis. But the numbers do not tell the full story.[ACORN is hurting for monies...ed]
The story of this crisis is in homes across the country -- homes where a family member has lost a job, where parents are struggling to pay a mortgage, and where college tuition has slipped out of reach.
That's also where the story of our recovery begins -- in communities where repairing roads and bridges, manufacturing green technologies, and rehabilitating our schools and hospitals will directly impact the lives of ordinary people and their families.
President Obama's recovery plan will help struggling families right now by saving or creating up to 4 million jobs. But it will also help strengthen our economy for the future by investing in crucial infrastructure projects in health care, education, and energy.[don't forget the requirement of only union companies can bid on federal contracts...ed]
Share your story about how this economic crisis is affecting you and your family and join your fellow Americans in supporting bold action to speed our recovery:[ Obama's economic plan is hurting, help out people...ed]
Thank you for organizing so much support at this crucial moment for our country,
Organizing for America
Smokey the Bear Beheaded*
At last, as flames approach Ted Turner's Montana vanity ranch, liberals everywhere will finally denounce Islamism.
US intelligence channels earlier this year identified a website calling on Muslims in Australia, the US, Europe and Russia to "start forest fires", claiming "scholars have justified chopping down and burning the infidels' forests when they do the same to our lands".
The posting — which instructs jihadis to remember "forest jihad" in summer months — says fires cause economic damage and pollution, tie up security agencies and can take months to extinguish so that "this terror will haunt them for an extended period of time".
PETA, I call upon you to
man person the parapets and remain vigilant!
* I'm sure the one of my esteemed collegues will have video of this soon.
UPDATE: Oops, Stable Hand beat me to it. Sorry!
UPDATE II, looks like the Age dropped the story. Thanks to Howie for finding its new home. Link updated.
Miracle! "Fragrant Scent" Of Decaying Body Parts Of A Hamas Terrorist
Well, that wasn't quite the way this pro-Hamas article was worded on a terrorist loving blog:
Can you just imagine the stench err sweet smell of musk when body parts are put in plastic bags? Eh Abu, insert name, open the bag I need a good hit of that musk. Whiffer of said bag promptly vomits and passes out. Ah, the sweet smell of rotting flesh.
"Fragrant Scent From Body Parts of a Al-Qassam Fighter
Despite being shattered to pieces[awesome IDF], the body of an Al-Qassam fighter emitted a fragrant scent, and it repeated 20 days after his death.
The family of Abdullah As Shani' was surprised at the smell of musk that dispersed inside the room where the body pieces of their son were laid, thus what’s reported in the syiria-aleppo.com website.
Abdullah As Shani' was a member of Al-Qassam sniper unit. He became the target of a rocket attack from an Israeli F-16 jet fighter [Go IDF], while he was in the security post in the western part of Gaza. It took two days to search for the body of this fighter. Evidently nothing was left out of his body except his head and chin, whereas the rest of his body parts were “crushed” by the Israeli rocket. [Ah, bwahahahaha]
When hearing about the news, dozens of people who recognized this fighter with the kuniyah (nickname) “Abu Hamzah” came in droves to his residence and smelt the fragrant scent coming out from his body parts, which was placed inside a plastic bag in one of the spaces in his family’s house. [looks like he is getting the propaganda angle down]
This phenomenon was not the only one, the family said that 20 days after his death, the fragrant scent returned to fill the same space.
As is known, Abdullah As Shani', was a Mujahid who did not like to show off his deeds, besides being a member of the sniper unit, he also became a field commander of Al-Qassam and a special officer for the HAMAS notable figures.
Rest in pieces with your 72 virgin goats Abdullah, Allah knows best.
Update: From OxyCon in comments "Lynyrd Sknyrd - "That Smell"
Hamas Returns Gaza Aid Supplies
The UN earlier stopped aid shipment to Gaza after Hamas stole the supplies. Hamas has now returned the stolen supplies and said they seized them by "by mistake."
Dutifully, UNRWA accepted the BS from Hamas and will now lift suspension.
Video: Jihadi Training Sites in the U.S.
I had privately urged the producers of Homegrown Jihad to put some of their teaser videos up on YouTube. It looks like they got the message.
The money quote? "Act like you are his friend. Then kill him.”
There will be a showing of Homegrown Jihad at the Landmark Theater in Washington, DC, on February 11, 2009, at 7:30 pm. There is no charge to attend the viewing.
British Official: 'Israeli soldiers should be wiped off the face of the earth
Bookworm reports on the rot in the British Foreign Office:
Middle East expert Rowan Laxton, 47, was watching TV reports of the Israeli attack on Gaza as he used an exercise bike in a gym.Is this a case of working with antisemites so long -- such as in the Middle East and Pakistan -- that you just sort of go native?
Stunned staff and gym members allegedly heard him shout: ‘F**king Israelis, f**king Jews’. It is alleged he also said Israeli soldiers should be ‘wiped off the face of the earth’.
UPDATE: The douche has been arrested.
Al Qaeda in Gaza Clarifies Relationship to GIMF
NEFA has released a translation of a communique between al Qaeda's Gaza affiliate, The Army of Islam, and Mahmoud Mahmoud [Muhammad Shawi Mahmoud], a one-time leading figure in the Global Islamic Media Front [GIMF]. Mahmoud was convicted of plotting to attack US targets in Austria. A Canadian member of the same cell, Said Namouh, is presently under indictment for the same conspiracy.
The communique starts with an accusation that the prosecution of Mahmoud represents an attack against Islam. Not very enlightening since the Islamist worldview is one of a vast conspiracy against Muslims by pretty much every one. It then goes on to refute something that was never alleged: that Mahmoud was not involved in the kidnapping of British journalist Alan Johnston.
No one ever accused GIMF of actually plotting the kidnapping. The accusation -- and the reality -- is that GIMF is linked to al Qaeda in Gaza. An accusation, I might add, first publicly made right here at The Jawa Report.
We have never said, nor have I read it in any reliable media source, that GIMF was actively involved in the plot. What we said was that GIMF served as intermediary between al Qaeda in Gaza and the Western press. If that isn't the very definition of a link, then I don't know what is.
Oddly, in the middle of this straw man denial, The Army of Islam confirms the allegations made against Mahmoud and GIMF:
“Seventh: brother Muhammad Shawqi Mahmoud made contact through private inbox inside a certain forum on the internet showing the desire of one of the Austrian reporters to know some news about the imprisoned British reporter, therefore he was a mediator between The Army of Islam and the Austrian reporter. His role was limited to that only, nothing else. The brother has advised us several times not to attempt to hurt the reporter. That was his personal point of view in which he saw benefit to all parts.”So, what exactly is the controversy here? There is none.
GIMF is a media organization. They act as press agents. They are propagandists. In fact, they are also the official distribution source for al Qaeda in Somalia, the al-Shebaab. Just like as-Sahab produces videos for al Qaeda, al-Furqan for al Qaeda in Iraq, and the al-Fajr Media Center distributes them.
If that isn't a link -- and a strong one -- I don't know what is.
But it's more than that, and it gets down to the very definition of "terrorist organization" in the post-9/11 world. Organizations like as-Sahab, al-Furqan, and GIMF are virtual organizations. That is, they exist only because individuals and cells are linked through the internet.
As such, they are an inherent part of the larger organizations that they represent. No, GIMF members are likely not to be actually fighting in Mogadishu. They are too cowardly for that. Instead, they facilitate that fighting through propaganda distribution. Propaganda that inspires others -- less cowardly than themselves -- to join the jihad.
The evidence suggests that they also facilitate travel from Europe and North America to the jihad fields as well. And, as in the case of Mahmoud Mahmoud, they also may be involved in plotting terrorism closer to home.
In my mind, then, a member of GIMF is a terrorist by definition. He may not have bomb, but a computer and an internet connection is a powerful and important tool terrorists use.
Ann Coulter Interview
Hawkins interviews Coulter once again. Lucky SOB.
Slave Of Man or Slave of Allah?
Someone in Mogadishu didn't get the memo on the ghey:
(Pssst from Rusty: Look at the fingers.)
Taliban Release Beheading Video of Polish Hostage (UPDATED)
An image posted at Islamist forums of Polish hostage Piotr Stanczak [alt, Peter Stanczyk] shortly before the Taliban murdered him. Video at end of post.
Family and friends of brutally murdered Piotr Stanczak are in my thoughts and prayers.
KOHAT, Pakistan, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Pakistani Taliban militants released a video tape on Sunday of them beheading a Polish geologist whom they said killed him because Pakistan’s government refused to release Taliban prisoners.This is a edited version of Piotr Stanczak being murdered. It doesn't show the beheading. Expect to soon see the "unedited" version. Terrorist sympathizers like to brag.
The Islamist militants said on Saturday they had executed the Polish engineer, Piotr Stanczak, who they kidnapped in September, because the government had refused to free 60 captured militants before Friday’s deadline.
A tape was delivered to the office of a Reuters reporter in the northwestern town of Dera Ismail Khan showing two masked men cutting off Stanczak’s head.
Before he was killed, Stanczak was seen on the tape appealing to the Polish government not to send troops to Afghanistan.
UPDATE by Rusty: Don't expect the unedited version any time soon. The video was not posted at the usual forums. Instead, it appears to have been hand delivered by a Taliban courier directly to a Reuters reporter. [Or, it's being passed around in e-mails rather than in public].
The version of the video and images from it at Islamist forums seem to be the edited version released by Reuters.
I can tell you from viewing many of these beheading snuff films in the past that they are absolutely horrible. Contrary to the claims made by terror apologists, the victims suffer greatly. It is not over quickly.
Why do I tell you this? Because this is the true nature of the Taliban and other "resistance" organizations. Those who murdered Piotr Stanczak are held up as heroes, not criminals, by Islamist fanatics. And some on the Left equivocate between US soldiers accidentally killing civilians with the intentional murder of civilians, such as this Polish hostage.
In the rare case that our soldiers do commit such crimes, we call them what they are: criminals. And we prosecute them.
No sane person could ever support the Taliban and their ilk, nor could they ever equivocate between us and them.
In other Taliban murdering news - Sunday the Taliban murder Simon Paramanathan (Srinivasan) 38, an Indian who worked with an Italian company in Afghanistan’s Herat zone who was abducted October of last year.
UPDATE: Poland vows revenge!
Don Surber has related thoughts.
(Updated) Australia: Police Blame Arsonists [Forest Fire Jihad?]
Update: Anon in comments gave link to article stating this was apparently planned seven months ago:
AUSTRALIA has been singled out as a target for "forest jihad" by a group of Islamic extremists[Al-Ikhlas Islamic Network], urging Muslims to deliberately light bushfires as a weapon of terror.UPDATE by Rusty: The al-Ekhlaas forum mentioned in the article is now defunct. Many others have emailed me about this one.
US intelligence channels earlier this year identified a website calling on Muslims in Australia, the US, Europe and Russia to "start forest fires", claiming "scholars have justified chopping down and burning the infidels' forests when they do the same to our lands".
I'm skeptical of the idea that this is the work of jihadis. I suppose we shall see in time.
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To our Aussie readers, stay safe, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Reporting from Sydney, Australia, and Los Angeles -- At least 130 people have died in howling wildfires in Australia, so fierce that they incinerated people trying to flee in their cars, sent towering walls of flames sweeping through small towns and sparked a new debate over whether homeowners should be allowed to stay to try to protect their property.Video below fold.
Police suspect arson in at least two fires that raged in the eastern part of Victoria state, and Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, appearing to fight back tears, called the worst infernos in Australian history "mass murder."
"This is a level of horror that few of us anticipated," he said. Flags around the country were at half-staff.
Firefighters and distraught survivors searching through the scorched rubble of homes and other destroyed buildings discovered more bodies early today, raising the official death toll to 130. Officials feared the number might double.
Update: Death toll rises to 170
February 08, 2009
PETA Protests the Suffering of Mice
(Gainesville, Florida) About a dozen activists with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) protested outside a Lowe's store against the sale of glue mousetraps.
Twenty-nine-year-old Carmen Cusack demonstrated her outrage by lying on a giant mousetrap wearing only a bikini (pic).
“All I could think about while I was lying there freezing was that there are mice all over Gainesville in the same position,” she said. “But PETA’s going to buy me lunch, and those animals are going to starve.”It's not surprising that, before turning it into a rental, the house of passionate PETA supporter Pam Anderson was reportedly infested with mice.
The demonstration was one of five stops this week on PETA’s tour of Lowe’s stores across Florida and Georgia.
Animals stuck in these traps often suffer for days, eventually dying of dehydration and starvation, said Ashley Byrne, PETA campaign coordinator.
Blog Sabbath Caption Contest: How Obama Will Win in Afghanistan
Here's Obama's "tough face", In light of Obama's "hold" on any new troopr for Afghanistan, caption it with Obama's explanation of how his tough campaign rhetoric about his plans Afghanistan turned out to be vapor.
I'll start us off with, "I er uh will uh , wait till, I hear a uh plan that will work. I er uh know I said I uh had a a a a strategy, but my um plans all uh depended on those pesky um Russians and they aren't playing uh uh uh nice like I uh expected. But hold on now, I can't hear myself um think."
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued against Voodoo for
I have just put General Jane Fonda in charge of Hope and Change in Afghanistan. She has instructed our forces to place opium poppies in the barrels of their weapons...
The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies" fatwa issued against Mr_e_m_t for
Can't i just eat my waffle?
The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued against trigger for
damn i thought appeasing the russians by removing the missile sheild in poland would make them like us. uhh...biden call Bush and ask him what we should do now.The Honorable mention or I had to fix your comment but good idea fatwa issued against Doc Neaves the rightwing nutjob for
These aren't the droids you're looking for.....
Obama's Press Secretary
Thanks to Potfry.
Obama Abondons Afghanistan, NATO, Our Troops
I'm so disgusted, The Taliban control huge portions of Afghanistan, Kabul is under a virtual siege by Taliban forces who are quickly imposing their barbarous rule in areas they control. Supply lines have been cut. Our troops need help and help fast.
Obama's solution? Do nothing NOT ONE EFFING THING!
Via Riehl World View: Terrorists - 1; Obama - zero. Literally.So much for fighting those, "who really attacked us on 9/11". Actually I never thought Obama was as much of an empty suit as he was portrayed. I was wrong, the ZERO label is right on. To do this is stupid, to do it and then let it leak, I mean the Brits know more about Obama's plans than the American people?
Hell I even believed that the Lightworker had a plan. He seemed to imply during the campaign that he had one. Now he's depending on "his advisers" to present new plans?
Bush went against many of his advisers and ordered the surge. At least he had an idea and went with it. All Obama seems to have is some squishy half spoiled hope/change. Maybe he can send a bit to our men and women in Afghanistan and they can throw it at the Taliban?
America's Last Draftee: "I'm A Relic"
(Removed my rant)
This "draftee" has seen it all. Jane Fonda (Hanoi Jane), siding with the enemy as well as John Kerry (our soldiers killed innocent civilians in the dead of the night) and John Murtha's rant against the Marines so called Haditha incident, which he hasn't apologized for calling them "cold blooded killers".
America's generals love to brag about their all-volunteer Army. That's because they tend to overlook Jeffrey Mellinger. He donned his Army uniform for the first time on April 18, 1972, about the time the Nixon Administration was seeking "peace with honor" in Vietnam and The Godfather was opening on the silver screen. Nearly 37 years later, he's still wearing Army green. Mellinger is, by all accounts, the last active-duty draftee serving in the U.S. ArmyYes, a 55yr-year-old can still show his stuff! Thank you for your service sir!
"I'm a relic," Mellinger concedes with a self-deprecating laugh. But the last of the nearly 2 million men ordered to serve in the Vietnam-era military before conscription ended in 1973 still impresses 19-year-old soldiers. "Most of them are surprised I'm still breathing, because in their minds I'm older than dirt," the fit 55-year-old says. "But they're even more surprised when they find out this dinosaur can still move around pretty darn quick."
Nightmare On Constitution Avenue
An excellent take on the current economic meltdown? as related to the Great Depression by No Oil For Pacifists
February 07, 2009
ATTN: Anti-Jihad YouTube Users
Introducing the pro-jihadist alternate to anti-jihadist YouTube Smackdown..... Mta Ttob.
The following (below the fold) YouTube users are being targeted for Insulting Islam and the Prophet Mohammend.
Hey, not my wording. I am the messenger so to speak. I won't link to where this originates from....for now.
Jawa's friends that are familiar to you - Jewish Internet Defense Force are targeted as well as (from the site):
A great idea and is already successful and it is time to remove the videos of this dog named Robert Spencer, who founded the Organization of Jihad Watch, which are not only tarnish the image of Islam in the West Can focus on some channels, such as:
This man has been spoiled, especially the Muslims in the West, the veiled sisters of their lives due to the deployment of these toxins through the satellite channels and Aluotjub.
Yada yada, whatever....
Thumbs up to those of you on this list....keep up the fight. (Unless you are jerks that are fighting the wrong fight)