September 30, 2011
American Traitor Anwar al-Awlaki Killed in Yemen!
Upd: SAMIR KHAN, Threatened Rusty's Family, Dead!
Obama Confirms, Awlaki DEAD
Now with More Cowbell, M.C. Hammer
Online Jihadis Confirm: Samir Khan Dead!
Anwar al-Awlaki, DEAD!
Samir Khan, DEAD!
The US-born radical Islamist cleric and suspected al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed in Yemen, the country's defence ministry has said.Reportedly, al-Awlaki was killed by Yemeni forces.
A statement said only that he died "along with some of his companions."
UPDATE by Matt Damon: Looks like it may have been a drone that got him.
Al-Arabiya television network cited local tribal sources as saying suspected U.S. drone aircraft - which are known to operate in Yemen - fired two missiles Friday at a convoy of vehicles believed to be carrying al-Awlaki and his guards.We will see how this shakes out...true or not.
Remember Sammy keep looking up......there is a drone with your name on it.
UPDATE II by Matt Damon: From Jake Tapper twitter account.
@ JaketapperWe know that Samir Khan was in contact with al-Awaki as his articles were in Sammy's last issue of Inspire released just a few days ago. Is he dead too? One can only hope.
Jake Tapper Sr admin officials tell ABC News that al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed
Update: Saints be praised Samir Khan is dead!
Yemen Defense Ministry says another American in al-Qaida, Samir Khan, was killed with al-AwlakiUpdate by Rusty: Reports are still in flux. As of this moment it's hard to confirm whether or not Awlaki and Khan are both dead. US officials are confirming, off the record, that Awlaki is dead -- but Jane Novak, who has deep contacts in Yemen, says that a local news agency, nass press, is reporting that Awlaki survived the attack and was only injured. And as Ed reminds us, this wouldn't be the first time Awlaki was reported dead. But other tribal sources claim he's dead.
As you know, the Arab world is rife with rumor that passes as fact. We'll keep you posted, but given that US officials are confirming off the record that Awlaki is dead, then I'll have to treat the naysaying as rumors until we hear otherwise.
The really personal news here would be that Samir Khan is dead. As long time readers know, Samir and I have had personal disputes over the years. It was Samir, then blogging as Inshallahshaheed, who threatened to kill my family. He even made this nice little graphic to go along with the threat.
Inshallahshaheed is Arabic for God willing, a martyr. Well, you got your wish Samir.
He who laughs last, laughs loudest.
Also, the guy not killed in a drone strike. He laughs loudest, too.
Update by Rusty: Sources in Yemen clarify why the rumor that he survived started: there were two missiles, he survived the first one .... but that second one? That one was the kill shot.
Update by Rusty: I like this from Malkin, who anticipates the reaction of the far left and some in the Ron Paul nutzo camp:
Obama’s far left flank will be unhappy if the mission to kill Awlaki, an American citizen, was successful. They will again decry such drone strikes against American citizens as unprecedented and lawless.Indeed, we are. Too many have forgotten that in war, the rules are different.
On this, I will come to Obama’s defense.
Awlaki’s membership and leadership in al Qaeda is undisputed.
We are at war.
And on cue, Glenn Greenwald opens his mouth and proves that he's an idiot. Update: And the chief Paultard himself, Ron Paul.
Update by Rusty: Two conflicting tales of how big this is by CT analysts.
Alix Levine: It's big
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross: Not as big as you might think.
I'm with Alix, it's big. What Daveed is talking about is the long-term resilience of al Qaeda. Yes, they're resilient ... but Samir and Awlaki are media personalites that they won't be able to replace very easily. And since they both were raised in America, they will have a hard time finding someone to fill their shoes. Even Adam Gadahn, another al Qaeda propagandist from the US, didn't have the same type of impact on Western audiences.
Samir, especially, spoke in terms that American and English speaking European radicals could relate to. Gadahn has been in Afghanistan/Pakistan so long, that he sounds no different than any other radical from the Middle East.
In a tweet to me, Daveed actually agrees with this sentiment. It's just a matter of long vs. short-term perspective. But let's not be buzzkills today, okay people? It's a day to celebrate.
If the reports are true, then AQAP has lost its most important propagandist.Agreed, with the caveat Awlaki was the best English spokesman for al Qaeda, but Samir Khan was its greatest propagandist. Also, the go to guy within the organization who really understood social media.
Update by Rusty: President Obama, speaking live at Admiral Mullen's retirement, has confirmed that Awlaki is dead!
One last thought: If Samir was in one of the cars, is it possible that the other American traitor -- the mysterious "editor" of Inspire, Yayha Ibrahim, also killed?
Update by Rusty: Wow, I can't thank Michelle Malkin enough for the lengthy post praising our work over the years counterring Khan's online radicalization message. Thanks Michelle!
Update by Rusty: Live press conference at WH.
Not a lot of details, so far, but a reiteration of news that came out earlier that we are now calling Awlaki “chief of external operations” for AQAP. In other words, his role wasn't simply "inspirational", it was operational.
Update: Carney says he doesn't have any information on whether or not Samir Khan was also killed.
Update by Rusty: Lulz, CAIR joins the lunatic left on right, concerned over "Constitutional issues" raised by killing traitors who openly admit they are at war with US.
Update by Rusty: Was Samir Khan guilty of being an American traitor? That's the question being asked by the left. But let's see how Samir answered this question in his own words.
And over at PJM's The Tatler, they are running a number of old posts reminding us that Awlaki once was in tight with the powers that be in Washington. How tight? Well, he once trained Muslim chaplains on Capital Hill and lectured on Islam inside the Pentagon.
UPDATE by Rusty: An poster at the top tier al Qaeda linked al Fidaa forum claims he's from Yemen, and that Samir Khan has indeed been killed. Roggio posts the SITE news:
May Allah bless you my noble brothers. The news is true. We say, may Allah have mercy on our sheikh and our beloved, Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed this morning in the area between al-Jawf and Marib in a Hilux 2005 vehicle, along with six people accompanying him...This is indeed good news!
Peace be upon you my dear brother. By Allah, I am from Yemen. Allah is witness that this news came upon us like a thunderbolt, but we consider him a martyr, because he was martyred along with another person, an American citizen of Pakistani origin who specialized in programming. The news was confirmed to me, and I apologize for the delay, because I was praying.
Bwahahahaaa update: It now appears that Anwar al-Awlaki will never again enjoy the company of a street hooker <---h/t: Will Amos
UPDATE by Rusty: Fingerprints confirmed identities of Awlaki and Khan:
U.S. operatives on the ground in Yemen used fingerprint analysis to confirm that a joint CIA-military drone strike Friday killed American militants Anwar Awlaki and Samir Khan, according to a U.S. government official briefed on the operation....UPDATE by SH: NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has Sammy down pat
“Samir Khan was a bonus. It was a twofer,” said Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas), who serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security. “It’s a pretty good hit.”
..Kelly said Khan had extensive contacts in New York City and published the English language Inspire Magazine, which instructed lone wolves on how to build bombs at home, and in the most recent issue identified Grand Central Station as a target.Related highlights from our hundreds and hundreds of posts on Samir Khan. Our Samir Khan archives can't hold all the posts, and these are just a few I could find going back to 2007... but we were following him behind the scenes, long before he got outed by the NYT:
Kelly said Al-Awlaki was focused like no other on attacking the U.S. and Khan legitimized attacking women and children.
Pre-Outing: 6 months before NYT's outed Samir, post about his blog
Irony: Samir predicts Allah will protect his blog
The Web of American Bloggers and The Terrorists They Facilitate
Muslim Blogger Advises: Join, Fund, Blog, and Pray for Terrorists
Samir Khan Threatens Rusty
Inshallashshaheed Outted: North Carolina Jihadi in the News
Samir Khan talked to GIMF terrorists online
Samir Khan IS Our Bitch
For Samir Khan Inshallahshaheed: Rot in Hell you SOB Traitor!!!
"Pray for al Qaeda in Iraq"
Khan challenges Rusty to come to Charlotte and fight (LOL)
Khan threatens Geert Wilders
Samir Khan Justifies, Equivocate Mumbai Massacre
Samir Khan Unemployed, Has More Time for Online Jihad
Charlotte Jihadi Asked "Are you anti-American?"
Samir Khan's Inshallahshaheed Humiliation Continues, Blog Homeless Again
Inshallahshaheed (Sammy) is Darth Odie's Beotch!
A Reply to Inshallahshaheed
Samir Khan aka Inshallahshaheed Hearts Westboro Babtist Church
Inshallahshaheed Blog Down Again!
Khan's friend arrested in Boston
American Muslim Explains the Morality and Genius of 9/11
Praises Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and al Libi of al Qaeda from Mom's basement
Khan starts practice run for al Qaeda, starts his own jihadi magazine
Samir Khan's Idiotic Magazine Hits MSM: How Ghey is the Jihadi Workout?
Sammy and Joey Release Jihad Recollections #2
American Muslim Prays for Release of al Qaeda Terrorists
Samir Khan: Soon, The Blessed Invasion of Manhattan-- "Special Gift" for 9/11
Samir Khan should really stop hotlinking us (hilarity ensues)!
Inshallahshaheed AKA Samir Khan Steals Bill Roggio's Post Gets PWN3d!
In which we take down another of Samir Khan's blogs.
Inshallahshahheed Back Online
Inshallahshaheed: Warning, This Video Contains Music
Inshallahshaheed (Samir Khan) Banned from Image Shack/Internet
Khan's blog calls for killing of US soldiers
Is North Carolina's Samir Khan Behind New al Qaeda Magazine? Quotes Yousef al-Khattab
Samir Khan: American al Qaeda
Samir Khan's Magazine Helped Swedish Bomber Blow Himself Up
Khan introduced convicted terrorist Zach Chesser to indicted terrorist Younes Abdullah Muhammad
Samir Khan behind graphics of new Al Qaeda recruiting magazine Inspire: officials
Charlotte Blogger Probably Acting in Operational Capacity for AQAP
Khan connected to would-be Oregon bomber
Federal grand jury meets to consider evidence against Samir Khan
Samir Khan Begs American Muslims to Blow Themselves Up
Another Samir Khan "Inspired" Plot?
Academic Paper: Let's Kill Samir Khan & Anwar al Awlaki!
AQAP's Samir Khan (aka, Inshallahshaheed) Helping Fellow American Terrorist Omar Hammami (aka, Abu Mansour Al-Amriki) of al Shabaab
Khan Celebrates 9/11 .... 16 Days Late!
---Celebratory updates bumped down ---
UPDATE by DMartyr:
Update by Howie: Please M.C. Vader, don't hurt 'em!
Also, Party Time Videos below!!
Added this video, thanks to Legionnaire of the Banned. Very nice!
Remembering Awlaki and Samir Khan-- a photoshop essay
If a picture is worth a thousand words, here are a few thousand of your thoughts as stolen from the Awlaki/Khan death discussion threads.
Exclusive post-strike image of Awlaki (DMartyr)!
If you have any more (no boobs, Legionnaire of the Banned) go ahead and drop them in the comments.
Flashback: Anwar al-Awlaki
Patrick Poole at Pajamas Media:
Rewind: New York Times Hailed Awlaki as a New Generation of Muslim Leader
Rewind: NPR Says Awlaki Can Build Bridges Between Islam and the West
Rewind: Anwar al-Awlaki Leads Prayers For congressional Muslim Staffers
Rewind: Awlaki Lectures on Islam Inside the Pentagon After 9/11 Attacks
Rewind: Awlaki Defends the Taliban in 2001 Washington Post Live Chat on Ramadan
Rewind: Awlaki TRAINED U.S. Militarys Muslim Chaplains
Oh, and Silence, I keeeeel you!
UPDATE: DC area mosque where Awlaki had served added their 2 duas worth in a press release: Awlaki’s DC mosque: AQ cleric was known for interfaith outreach, tolerance and civic engagement
Oh, and silence, I keeeeel you!
If It Were 1945, Glenn Greenwald And The Left Would Be Lamenting The Death Of Hitler
But this a$$magot has nothing to write about the victims of al Awlaki and other terrorists. His only concern is that the terrorists didn't get 'due process':
What's most striking about this is not that the U.S. Government has seized and exercised exactly the power the Fifth Amendment was designed to bar ("No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law"), and did so in a way that almost certainly violates core First Amendment protections (questions that will now never be decided in a court of law). What's most amazing is that its citizens will not merely refrain from objecting, but will stand and cheer the U.S. Government's new power to assassinate their fellow citizens, far from any battlefield, literally without a shred of due process from the U.S. Government.
Sometimes there's a downside to the 1st Amendment, and it's having to listen to drivel like this. And yes, I will continue to cheer the death of terrorists, whether they were once a fellow American citizen or not.
Be sure to watch the interview, if you can, where Greenwald speaks so proudly of al Awlaki's radicalism and seemingly justifies terrorism in response to U.S. aggression in Iraq.
Update: CAIR is also complaining about the lack of "due process". I wonder how many non-Muslims living under Islamic Law get due process?
American Traitor Anwar al-Awlaki Killed in Yemen!
Upd: SAMIR KHAN (aka, Inshallahshaheed), Traitor Who Threatened Rusty's Family, Also Dead!!!!
Yemen rumors: Awlaki Dead, Awlaki Alive -- But mostly DEAD!
US Confirms, Awlaki DEAD!
September 29, 2011
Turkish Cartoonist To Be Put On Trial For Renouncing "Allah"..
Insane..Bahadır Baruter's drawing was published in a weekly humor magazine and some were offended and filed suit:
...Baruter's caricature depicted an imam and believers praying in a mosque. One of the characters is talking to God on his cellphone and asking to be pardoned from the last part of the prayer because he has errands to run.Shariah has dug it's claws in deep in Turkey.
Within the wall decorations of the mosque, Baruter hid[circled in red..ed] the words, "There is no Allah, religion is a lie." The cartoon was published in the weekly "Penguen" humor magazine.
IAF Says "L'Shana Tova" To Hamas
Firing rockets into Israel is never a good idea.
Earlier tonight (Thursday), a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council, causing damage to an abandoned building. In response, an IAF aircraft targeted a terror activity site in the central Gaza Strip overnight. A direct hit was confirmed.
Happy new year, Hamas!
American Islamic College Conference: Hey, 9/11 Was Cool
Go check out the post at Rebelpundit. This conference took place in Chicago, right here in the good 'ol U S of A. I hope there was an F.B.I. fly on the wall.
Rather than accepting the underlying facts that lead reasonable Americans to express concern about the spread of Islam in America, the conference chose to focus on Americans’ “racism and bigotry,” negativity, and the so-called “Islamophobia,” inherent in their opinions about the Muslim faith.
This perverse twisting of the post-9/11 environment in America, as well as the institution’s shady past associations with noted Islamist agitators, provides the context for an event of which all Americans should be aware.
As they say, read it all.
Out: Violent Islamist Forums
In: Violent Islamist Twitter
How do you call for violent jihad and death to America in 140 characters or less?
Greatest Music Video Evah?
Why do I feel like I just ate some shrooms?
h/t: Che Osama
Dear Intel Center: I need a new job, call me!
The guy's over at IntelCenter have discovered how to monetize what we've been giving away for free all these years: jihadi propaganda videos.
Only, they have a searchable database and offer streaming to subscribers.
Which is why this article calls them "The Netflix of Terrorism".
Unlike Netflix, though, an individual premium government employee package costs $9,995 a year.
Which is precisely 1000x more expensive than my actual Netflix account (which I love!). Nice, but I wonder if I can stream the latest as Sahab production in HD and straight to my TV via an IntelCenter Roku ap yet? At that price I should hope so.
Oh, and I'm totally serious about the job switch. This academia gig is getting old. Can you believe I actually had to put in upward of 20 hours of work this week? It's like legalized slavery!
Great: Wife of Man Tied to Mumbai Massacre Warned US Her Husband was Terrorist, US Ignored
David Headley of Chicago helped plan India's 9/11
This is pretty damning stuff, especially after we learned that the father of the Christmas Day underwear bomber had also dropped the dime on his son. Now, let's grant that we are only hearing her side of the story. She has no idea what the US did with the information she gave us.
Was she simply ignored, as she believes? Or was the information passed on, like that of the Christmas Day bomber's, but someone typed his name wrong into the system so he wasn't on the no flight list?
Or, was he on the no-fly list -- which isn't really a no-fly list at all, but rather is a list which simply puts certain people under greater security scrutiny -- but he just didn't raise any red flags? Remember, David Headley's "weapon" in the Mumbai massacre was a cell phone with GPS and a camcorder. Neither of which would raise much suspicion.
But while liberal civil liberties groups and Islamist propagandists are fast hoodwinking the MSM into forwarding a narrative in which far too many Muslims are being watched by law enforcement as a result of Islamophobic training, the Headley case is evidence that the opposite may, in fact, be the truth: out of fear of being called Islamophobes and appearing biased against Muslims, law enforcement may not be surveilling enough of these potential threats.
In this case, that failure may have led to the deaths of 164 innocent people.
Let's hope we've learned our lesson and adjusted things in the past three years.
[T]he woman married to David Headley, the Chicago terrorist who helped plot a deadly attack on Mumbai, India three years ago, says she went to authorities after becoming suspicious of her husband....Headley is actually married to two women, as is allowed under Islamic law. No word on whether or not the other wife thinks of Headley as a monster, or as a mujahideen.
Then she claims to have come to the American embassy in Islamabad with the same warning: her husband was helping to plot a terrorist attack...
"I went to U.S. authorities to help me out but then, they were like looking at me, oh, you are not a U.S. citizen and he is an American and we've got nothing to do with him. I was like shocked so I started saying, 'is he working with you, you are defending him,'" she said.
UN Human Rights Council signs death warrant for Yemeni protesters, will discuss again in 2012
The UN Human Rights Commission adopted Yemen's proposed statement on the violence in Yemen and then asked it to investigate itself, will check back in next year.
President Saleh is going to start bombing cities tomorrow with this weak willed international sanction that doesn't even name the murderers. What cowards.
I guess naming state security forces as the guilty party would highlight the complicity of the US trained Counter Terror Units and undoubtedly the culpability of their US allied and funded commanders (Saleh's relatives) in numerous massacres. They have slaughtered nearly 1000 protesters in Yemen and over 10,000 are wounded.
Either Obama officials have no clue about what is actually going on in Yemen, or they think the opposition may become more subverted by al Qaeda than the existing regime. But that's a theoretical calculation that entirely discounts the millions calling for regime change and a civil (non-military, non-theocratic) government. The undeniable reality is that the Sanaa regime is currently paying al Qaeda and used them to target opponents for two decades.
Its a total disaster and the blow back is going to be a bitch. Its a terrifying situation in that the dictator Saleh is a bloodthirsty lunatic who values nothing beyond staying in power and stealing money. And he's just been given the green light by the entire world to open fire on unarmed protesters in order to accomplish his goals.
Source: AFP, The UN Human Rights Council Thursday slammed violations in Yemen but did not say if they were committed by troops loyal to embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh or rival tribesmen and renegade troops.
The resolution, proposed by Yemen itself and adopted by consensus, asked the office of the UN rights chief Navi Pillay to present a progress report on the situation in the country during the next sitting of the council in 2012.
It also noted the Yemeni authorities’ pledge to launch ‘transparent and independent investigations, which will adhere to international standards’ on the alleged abuses.
Saleh, who is under international pressure to relinquish power and allow new elections, returned to the country on Friday, sparking violence in which scores have been killed.
Some Really Cool Surfers Save A Baby Great White Shark And Resist B@tchslapping The Very Annoying Woman Videotaping It
Seriously. That is an annoying woman. The comments at the video are priceless.
Soros-Funded Group Behind Course for Journalists That Downplays 'Jihad'
Program launched to teach press about Muslim sensitivities blames 'right-wing activists.'
I thought most journalists already downplay waring jihad. Not enough for Soros/Media Matters/Center for American Progress/etc.. I suppose:
In about 30 pages of text with links to other reports and articles, journalists can go through and read about the history of Islam, Muslims in America, and how to cover stories on Islam. Besides learning basic facts about Muslims and their history, the course adds ways to put ''jihad'' into perspective, attack conservatives, and provide a list of liberal groups that can be contacted for expert advice and quotes.CAIR is joyous!
The pre and post-assessments give a hint as to the nature of the course. One question asked, ''What grievances might sources associated with 'Political Islam' hold against Western journalists?'' The answer is that ''Western journalists are seen as all of the following: ''hostile to Islam,'' ''focus too much on Islamic violence,'' ''viewed as water carriers for Western government agendas,'' and ''thought to be unable to understand Islam unless they embrace Islam.''
Course instructors Lawrence Pintak and Stephen Franklin are both former foreign correspondents. Pintak serves as dean at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, which is a partner of the project. He also has two books on journalism and Islam and defends the biased, activist network Al Jazzera English.
This course is ''A project of The Poynter Institute funded by The Knight Foundation.'' Soros's Open Society Foundations have worked closely with The Knight Foundation. They partnered up to start the Investigative News Network, which received $200,000 from the Knight Foundation and $100,000 from the Open Society Foundations. The Knight Foundations President and CEO, Alberto Ibarguen, is also on the board for AOL and yet another key Soros backed group, the progressive investigative reporting start-up ProPublica
Confirmed: Top al Qaeda Fugitive Freed by Pakistanis
I think it finally comes down to two choices: a) Pakistan is a failed state, so any intervention into its territory would not be a violation of its sovereignty since it has none; b) Pakistan is a failed state which is at war with the US, so any intervention in its territory would be an act of war -- but would be defensive in nature.
Either way, the visceral part of me thinks it's high time that we took off the gloves with Pakistan.
Maybe its time for a defense spending oriented jobs plan? I'm not thinking high tech stuff either. The kinds of job the average Obama supporter could do. Like many good old fashioned dumb bomb manufacturing. The kinds of bombs that could be used in carpet bombings. Millions of pounds of them. That might create a job or two, and it's win-win for the administration.
NPR: Zach Chesser Playing "Catcher" to Johnny Walker Lindh
NPR names names at Guantanamo North -- the nickname for the prison in Marion, Illinois where several high profile convicted terrorists are serving time.
We already knew Zachary Chesser was doing his time there, writing letters of complaint about how it's so unfair that convicted terrorists aren't allowed to pray together. Because, you know, letting convicted terrorists hang out in the same room for extended periods of time poses no danger to the guards or other inmates.
But what this NPR story adds is that that Johnny Walker Lindh is also holed up Gitmo North.
Given that Lindh was an actual member of the Taliban while Chesser was just a potential recruit for the Somali Taliban, I can't help but think that in the radical Islamist prison gang hierarchy Lindh would be top dog while Chesser would be bottom bitch.
And we all know what that means.
Which is why I find a lot of NPR's terrorism coverage so lame these days. It's like they won't be satisfied until terrorism is treated like a marijuana possession charge. Bad, yes, but kids will be kids.
Simply by asking the question whether or not it's fair to single out convicted terrorists for special non-communication treatment because they are Muslim represents the kind of stupidity I've come to expect from our tax dollar subsidized elite.
As I tell my students: no, your high school teachers were wrong. Some questions are in fact dumb.
And lately, every time NPR opens its collective mouth on terrorism it confirms what we all only would have suspected had it simply opted for silence.
But I do thank NPR for providing us with the knowledge that Lindh and Chesser are now a happy couple. They do have gay marriage and/or domestic partnerships in Illinois, right?
Mazel tov to the happy couple! And a reminder to Zach that even forced marriages sometimes work out.
Experts: Model Plane Plot Could've Worked
Okay, I'll grant it that it's possible to fly a large model airplane laden with explosives into a building to do some damage .... but not the frigging Pentagon or the Capital!
Let's give Rezwan Ferdaus credit where credit is due: in a world of incredibly narrow minded and unimaginative jihadi wannabes, Ferdaus showed some initiative.
He must have watched a lot of The A-Team when he was a kid.
As imaginative as the delivery device was, I just can't help bet to be skeptical as to the operational planning. Not only does it seem unlikely that either building would have been greatly damaged, but the idea that he could get anywhere near the Pentagon or Capital building with automatic weapons....
This guy obviously doesn't know much about security at these two institutions.
The real danger here is that someone else will be inspired by the model airplanes, but go after a soft target. Large public gathering places, such as malls, entertainment complexes, and sports venues, continue to be our most vulnerable targets.
Luckily, any large scale attack usually takes more than one assailant and that remains our enemies most vulnerable weak point. If Ferdaus had simply kept his mouth shut and not sought out the help of others, we may be having a very different conversation today.
New Android App Tests Whether Your Son Is Gay (Not That There's Anything Wrong With It)
A new app for Android smartphones purports to provide an answer to the question "Is my son gay?" in 20 questions or less.
"After this test you'll have the proven answer to a question you might have since maybe a long time," reads the app page on the Android Market.
The app is currently $1.99. I downloaded it briefly to view the questions which, IMO, are so mild I seriously doubt the results are in any way accurate. Questions include:
"Does your son like sports?"
"Does he spend a long time in the bathroom?"
"Does he like to dress well?"
I think we, here at the Jawa Report, could do much better. So, in comments, come up with 20 question that would help determine the sexual orientation of a young man, and then we'll test them on Rusty to see how accurate they are.
Slump Day Imperial Storm Bunny
Photo confiscated from Word Around the Net
Admit it. It's a catchy tune. Hey, if I wanted to violate the Geneva Convention, I'd post a Lady Gaga vid.
September 28, 2011
MA Man Arrested in Plot to Blow Up Capitol, Pentagon (Updated/Bumped)
UPD: Was in Alt Band Whining About Gaza
Helped Make IED Triggers for al Qaeda
Surprise: Radicalized Online
Images of Ferdaus in his former bands
This is just breaking, apparently a man planned on using a remote controlled plane loaded with explosives to attack the Capitol and Pentagon.
UPDATE by RS: It looks like yet another case of a would-be terrorist who decides to hook up with undercover federal agents and await for them to deliver the all important bombs so he could blow up some unsuspecting infidels.
Rezwan Ferdaus of Ashland was arrested Wednesday in Framingham when undercover federal agents delivered materials he'd requested for his alleged plan, including grenades, six machine guns and what Ferdaus believed was C-4 explosive.I'll try to update this as soon as I have my hands on the affidavit.
Ferdaus, a U.S. citizen and Northeastern University graduate, was scheduled to make an initial appearance in federal court in Worcester on Wednesday afternoon....
According to the federal affidavit, Ferdaus began planning "jihad" against the U.S. in early 2010. He allegedly believed he would have a large psychological impact by killing Americans, who he described as "enemies of Allah."
UPDATE: Interesting, it looks like our guy Ferdaus may have been living out a Rage Against the Machine fantasy. He appears to have been part of a couple of bands, one of them called Goosepimp. The Rezwan "Bollywood" Ferdaus who was part of the band is no longer with them, but Google's archive left some indication of the relationship. If this is the same guy, then here he is playing the drums [BUMPED photos to top of page]
The other band he seems to have been part of at one time was The Silk Road. Songs such as "Gaza Dozer" make me believe that this is the same Rezwan Ferdaus who thought blowing up the Pentagon might be a good idea.
Thanks to Barbarossa for the pics. UPDATE: The affidavit claims Ferdaus rented a storage unit to assemble the devices to be used in the attack, but he told the rental manager that he wanted the unit to "practice music" which suggests that the pics above are of Ferdaus.
UPDATE: J.M. Berger over at Intelwire has the affidavit which describes Ferdaus' involvement. Not only was he on the receiving end of devices he thought would be used to blow up "kafirs" (his words), his degree in physics was used to help make IED detonators:
FERDAUS has modified to act as an electrical switch for an improvised explosive device ("IED"), to FBI undercover employees, who Ferdaus believed were members and recruiters for, al Qaeda, to purportedly be used to kill American soldiers stationed oversees...Wow, so there's no way he can play the 'entrapment' card as so many others are now claiming.
After each subsequent delivery, FERDAUS was anxious to know how well each of his detonation devices had worked and how many Americans tthey had killed. When asked why he wanted to build these detonation devices, FERDAUS explained that he "wanted[ed] to hit the kafir [non-believer] armies and [kill] as many people as possible."
I'm still reading the supporting affidavit, so expect updates.
UPDATE: When radical leftism and radical Islamism meet online, bad things happen:
FERDAUS told the UCE's that he realized more than a year ago from viewing jihadi websites and vidoes "how evil" America is & that jihad is the solution.Something the radical left (see Chomsky) and radical Islam (see Qutb) share: all bad things can be traced to the root cause, America!
UPDATE: And to show how long this guy has hated America, first as a leftist and only later having turned to radical Islam:
According to law enforcement sources, while a student at Ashland High School, Rezwan was said to have routinely turned his back during pledge.UPDATE: Via AllahP I've embedded TPM's version of the affidavit below. You read this thing and you realize this guy had some big plans .... but the kind of plans that, frankly, I don't see actually working out. I mean, really, attaching grenades to a large scale model airplane to ... blow up the Pentagon?
He is also the same person who, in 2003, police suspected of climbing to the roof of Ashland High School and burning the American flag, although he was never charged over that incident.
Affidavit below the fold: UPDATE: I was getting a scipt error on IE from the SCRIBD embed code. Here's the link instead.
Confirmed: Failed Bomber Was Regular Visitor to Revolution Muslim Website, Fan of Bakri Mohammad & Awlaki's Online Videos
Convicted terrorist Carlos Almonte holds "Death to all Juice" sign. The hands to the left handing out flyers belong to Younes Abdullah Muhammad, co-founder of Revolution Muslim
Antonio Martinez — aka Muhammad Hussein -- the man who failed to blow up a military recruiting station in Maryland was an online fanboy of the New York based Revolution Muslim website. Martinez thus joins the ranks of a growing number of former Revolution Muslim authors and readers now behind bars.
One of the websites founders, Jesse "Younes Abdullah Muhammad" Morton, is in a Moroccon jail awaiting extradition to the US. The other founder, Joseph "Yousef al Khattab" Cohen, is now a college student in New York who claims he didn't really think people would take his pro-al Qaeda and Taliban statements seriously.
In a response to Martinez's lawyers motion to have evidence suppressed, the AG's office filed a lengthy rebuttal in which new details in the case emerged. One of those details confirms what we had earlier suspected: that Martinez was self-radicalized through the internet, specifically through the Revolution Muslim website. From the response:
For example, the defendant’s Facebook “Friends” included two radical Islamist websites affiliated with a radical group called Revolution Muslim: Call to Islam...
While on the Internet, the defendant was observed viewing the Revolution Muslim website, watching a video of Osama bin Laden speaking, and watching
multiple jihadist training camp-type video clips....
The allegedly "reformed" co-founder of the Revolution Muslim website definitely answers the question of whether or not he still wants to kill all Israelis. The statement was written after several MSM reports claiming Yousef al Khattab had become a "moderate".
And although some of his Muslim friends tried to convince him violent jihad wasn't the way to go, he seems to have received a different message online by Omar Bakri Mohammad and Awar al-Awlaki:
no one influenced him towards jihad and local Imams tried to talk him out of it - he listened to online scholars, like al-Aulaqi, who spoke about the duty to wage jihad - he accepted the form of jihad that meant being passionate about armed struggle in the path of Allah...So thank you to Yousef and Younes on yet another terrorist in the bag! Great work fellas!
Also during this meeting, the defendant referred to Anwar al-Aulaqi as his beloved sheikh” ...
He made reference to “Muhammad Omar Bakri,” whom he said was calling for jihad
Thanks to Aaron for the original document.
One Day- New Year's Greetings from Latma
Also, this weeks full Tribal Update:
Wishing all our Jewish readers a wonderful New Year! L'Shana Tova!
One Of The Missing Lybian Surface-To-Air Missles Found?
SANA, Yemen — Rebel tribesmen[?...ed] in a mountainous region just north of the capital brought down a military aircraft on Wednesday, Yemen’s Defense Ministry said in a statement.Tribesman or AQAP?
The Soviet-era crashed roughly 30 miles north of the capital, Sana, as it was “carrying out a routine task this morning,” according to the statement, which was published on a Web site run by the ministry.
Pallywood: Photojournalism Behind The Scenes
Italian photographer Ruben Salvadori's project "Photojournalism Behind the Scenes" won Milan's prestigious Photodreaming Contest organized by the Forma Foundation.
h/t Elder of Ziyon
Founders of the Egyptian Nazi Party:
All We Want is World Supremacy for the Egyptian Race
They don't want to be Nazi Nazis just Nazis. WTF?
Muslim Attacked In America; Star Of David Carved Into His Back
His crime? Supporting Israel.
Alaa Alsaegh says that two cars followed him as he drove on Compton. The drivers cut him off and Alsaegh says he pulled over. That's when two men got out of a car, armed with a handgun. They got into Alsaegh's car and attacked him with a knife.
Alsaegh showed us a photo that his friend took at the hospital. More than a month later, Alsaegh still has scars. News 4's camera captured the outline of the Star of David, visible on Alsaegh's back.
Alsaegh is a Muslim from Iraq. He says he recently posted a poem, online, expressing support for Jewish people in Israel. Alsaegh says that his attackers told him not to publish any more poems.
Nonie Darwish at FrontPage Magazine has more.
(Hat Tip: Pat Dollard)
Below the fold, Alaa's poetry that inflamed the radicals who committed this hate crime against him. Unfortunately for me, it's in Arabic. If anyone here speaks Arabic and can spare a few minutes to translate, I'm sure many, including myself, would greatly appreciate it.
Chechens Bring Knives to a Russian Gun Fight
It looks like the Russians are finally getting serious with the Chechen diaspora living abroad where a number of people with ties to the Islamist insurgency have mysteriously been falling out of windows and committed suicide by stabbing themselves in the back.
Let's just say this is one area of Putinism that I have few complaints about.
But I'll measure their level of seriousness by how many of the admins over at The Kavkaz Center decide to add arsenic to their Swedish meatballs in the coming months.
Unfair! American Rich Disproportionately Serve in Military
Being an academic meathead, I'm surrounded by people who make all sorts of uninformed allegations about American society. The fact that the allegations are rarely true is irrelevant: as long as it forwards the progressive narrative the facts or any kind of context don't matter.
Take for example the fact that the military preys on those with few employment prospects. Remember the backdoor draft, a way for the military to rope unsuspecting poor people into giving their lives for Halliburton's oil? The phrase was quite popular when Bush was in office fighting two wars. Now that Obama is in office fighting the same wars, we don't hear it in the media quite as much.
But on college campuses? Yeah, we still hear this. Usually from students & faculty plugged into the progressive alt media.
You know, middle class hipppies. It's the hippies that bathe and drive Volvos that you should fear the most. They generally don't smell so you can't sense them sneaking up on you.
In 2008, using data provided by the Defense Department, the Heritage Foundation found that only 11% of enlisted military recruits in 2007 came from the poorest one-fifth, or quintile, of American neighborhoods (as of the 2000 Census), while 25% came from the wealthiest quintile. Heritage reported that “these trends are even more pronounced in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program, in which 40% of enrollees come from the wealthiest neighborhoods, a number that has increased substantially over the past four years.”The next time you hear a progressive make some kind of idiotic claim about the poor being cannon fodder for the rich, send them that link.
Indeed, the Heritage report showed that "low-income families are underrepresented in the military and high-income families are overrepresented. Individuals from the bottom household income quintile make up 20.0 percent of Americans who are age 18-24 years old but only 10.6 percent of the 2006 recruits and 10.7 percent of the 2007 recruits. Individuals in the top two quintiles make up 40.0 percent of the population, but 49.3 percent of the recruits in both years."
Or, better yet, kick them square in the nuts and then run away. Violence doesn't win arguments, but sometimes it just feels so right.
NC Democrat Recommends Suspending Next Congressional Election (Updated & Bumped)
Update: The Daily Caller has the audio. You decide - was she joking or serious?
"You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things. I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that. The one good thing about Raleigh is that for so many years we worked across party lines. It's a little bit more contentious now but it's not impossible to try to do what's right in this state. You want people who don't worry about the next election."
Earlier, I was reading an unrelated article where a commenter suggested the possibility that the Obama Administration is deliberately stoking racial and class tensions with the intention of inciting riots and anarchy in the streets. The Administration would then declare Martial Law and use that as a pretense to delay or suspend the 2012 Presidential election.
I laughed at the suggestion. Until I read the article above. Now I'm starting to wonder...
(Hat Tip: Kenny Solomon's Tweet)
Hallmark Introduces "Unemployment" Sympathy Cards
Mediaite says it best:
...because there’s nothing unemployed people like more than knowing their friends still have enough money to spend $5.99 on a piece of paper.
Muslim Pole Dancer Causes Stir In UK
A pole dancing instructor is causing a stir after traveling to Saudi Arabia to teach a rich Saudi woman the trade. Some UK Muslims have expressed offense after photos of the woman were released:
A pole dancing teacher has caused outrage after travelling to Saudi Arabia to teach a woman the sensual dancing style.
27-year-old Lucy Misch has caused disapproval amongst Muslims in the UK after she was invited to the the strict Muslim kingdom by one of the country's richest and most influential families, the Daily Mail reported.
Her employment caused a stir after photos of her client performing a pole dance in traditional Saudi Arabian clothes were released.
One said: "I found your photos disrespectful towards women who wear the hijab with dignity in Saudi and who would never step next to a dancing pole knowing its hideous roots."
(Hat Tip: Pat Dollard)
Below the fold, and just to be fair, an Infidel pole dancer. (Happy YHAUG?)
Chesler :Israel Alone...With G-d
It would be remiss of me not to remember the Jewish New year by linking Phyllis' op ed:
Israel National News: I believe that Israel and the democracies will, once again, at great cost—always at cost--win against the forces of barbarism and evil that are seeking to wipe us out, to render the entire Muslim world “judenrein.” And also free of Christians, Hindus, Bah’ai, Buddhists, Zoroastrians—all the infidels whom are despised and endangered in Muslim lands.I can understand that Israel may feel that it is standing alone. But you're not alone. We remember you, our brothers and sisters, all that we are stands on a foundation you built, you have carried to the word of God to all of us.
As Jews and as Israelis, we must set the standard for taking the offense. Israel knows more about terrorism, more about the difficulties of asymmetrical and urban warfare, more about diabolical “Big Lie” propaganda than any other country on earth.
Israel can no longer afford to remain on defense. Now is the time for truly bold acts of sanity and truth-telling.
Israel is surrounded and Israel is alone. Therefore, appeasement is no longer an option. Illusions are far too dangerous to hold. We must, yet again, become heroes.
It only seems that Israel is alone. Yes, we are alone—but G-d is with us. We must act, we must do all that we can in order that G-d may join us.
May God bless you and may God bless both our nations with freedom, wisdom and peace.
September 27, 2011
FAIL: AQAP Celebrates 9/11 .... 16 Days Late!
A special issue of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's English language Inspire (#7) magazine celebrating the 9/11 attacks has been released ... 16 days after the 10 year anniversary of the event.
The magazine's editors, American Samir Khan and "Yayha Ibrahim", dedicated:
this special supplement to the great events of the Expeditions of Washington DC and New York, as Shaykh Usama would call it, or simply 9/11. As America mourns and we celebrate this glorious event, we look into what 9/11 means ten years on.But the pair of traitors couldn't get the magazine to the internet forums until two weeks after the rest of the world marked the anniversary.
Since the two are obvious failures in the propaganda department, we recommend that their leader Anwar al-Awlaki transfer them to the suicide bomber division. We're sure they'll go places with the rest of the low-IQ class.
This edition of the magazine appears to have been thrown together rather halfheartedly. Unlike other issues, it only has two original articles and a few minor editorial comments.
One of the articles, written by the former Charlotte, N.C. resident Samir Khan, explains how al Qaeda is winning the propaganda war. Ironic given that his own AQAP brand couldn't get out it's 9/11 magazine on time!
In further humiliation to the branch of al Qaeda now considered the most dangerous, the forum the group should have posted the magazine on -- the one most closely associated with al Qaeda -- was either very slow or offline over the past few days due to a large scale DOS attack. A second site considered "legitimate" by the group, was offline for several hours today after the online hacktivist th3j35t3r targeted it.
The only other article of note is a short editorial by "Abu Suhail" refuting 9/11 conspiracy theories, especially those out of Iran. It accuses Iran of duplicity with the US: sometimes opposing the US, sometimes supporting the US. But:
Iran and the Shi`a in general do not want to give al Qaeda credit for the greatest and biggest operation ever committed against America because this would expose their lip-service jihad against the Great Satan.We at The Jawa Report wholeheartedly agree and recommend immediate action be taken by al Qaeda against Iran.
Red on red, baby.
One last thing of note, the magazine promises an exclusive interview with al Qaeda central's own English language propaganda czar Adam Gadahn. The Orange County, CA native is the only American to have been indicted for treason since the 9/11 attacks. So, I guess this answers the question of whether or not Gadahn is alive or dead. But it leaves unanswered the question of: why haven't Samir Khan & Anwar al-Awlaki been indicted for treason?
In sum: Inspire #7 is a big cup of fail.
Personal note to Samir Khan: You guys are winning the online media war, eh? If that's the case, then why have none of your friends over at AMEF yet posted a link to the new issue? Oh, that's right -- they're all in jail!
Keep looking up Sammy, there's a drone with your name written on it.
Good News! 20,000 Surface-To-Air Missles Missing In Lybia
This was first reported six months ago.
U.S. officials had once thought there was little chance that terrorists could get their hands on many of the portable surface-to-air missiles that can bring down a commercial jet liner.Lovely..
But now that calculation is out the window, with officials at a recent secret White House meeting reporting that thousands of them have gone missing in Libya.
"Matching up a terrorist with a shoulder-fired missile, that's our worst nightmare," said Sen. Barbara Boxer, D.-California, a member of the Senate's Commerce, Energy and Transportation Committee.
The nightmare has been made real with the discovery in Libya that an estimated 20,000 portable, heat-seeking missiles have gone missing from unguarded Army weapons warehouses.
The missiles, four to six-feet long and Russian-made, can weigh just 55 pounds with launcher. They lock on to the heat generated by the engines of aircraft, can be fired from a vehicle or from a combatant's shoulder, and are accurate and deadly at a range of more than two miles.
Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch first warned about the problem after a trip to Libya six months ago. He took pictures of pickup truckloads of the missiles being carted off during another trip just a few weeks ago.
"I myself could have removed several hundred if I wanted to, and people can literally drive up with pickup trucks or even 18 wheelers and take away whatever they want," said Bouckaert, HRW's emergencies director. "Every time I arrive at one of these weapons facilities, the first thing we notice going missing is the surface-to-air missiles." [More...]
Cal State Northridge: Report Of A Man With Gun At Oviatt Library
Emergency notification (Oviatt Library) message for the CSUN community: At 10:27 this morning University police received information of a white male 5'8 wearing a white tee shirt that says "human rights violation", of potential Middle Eastern descent, short spiky hair, short jeans, indicated he had a gun. University police are currently conducting a thorough search of the Oviatt library. Campus is advised to be on the lookout for this individual. If seen - do not approach and contact Police at 818-677-2111. Further information will be released as available.h/t @TheNewsBlotter
Dumbass Would-be Jihadi Tries to Escape from Jail
Proving, once again, that the jihad is in good hands:
The Marine reservist facing charges in connection with five separate shootings at military facilities in northern Virginia attempted to escape from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.We really ought to ship this guy off to Pakistan. He'd make a great suicide bomber!
Yonathan Melaku has been charged with damaging the facility to aid escape and possession of an instrument to aid escape.
He is accused of damaging a small portion of a cinderblock in his cell.
Iran Set to Execute Apostate
More evidence on why legally instituted sharia -- in any form -- is a bad idea. Yes, Muhammad really did (if the hadiths are to be believed) order the execution of any who abandoned the faith:
Iran may execute Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani for refusing to recant his Christian faith.He has until tomorrow. Keep him and his family in your prayers.
As my colleague Paul Marshall recently wrote, evangelical Pastor Nadarkhani was sentenced to death for apostasy because he converted to Christianity. He had been tried and found guilty a year ago, even though the court also found that he had never been a practicing Muslim as an adult. Nadarkhani, from Rasht, on the Caspian Sea, converted to Christianity as a teenager.
Iran’s Supreme Court, which upheld the verdict in June, ordered that the pastor be given four chances to renounce Christianity and accept Islam. Two hearings for this purpose took place yesterday and today. Two more are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Interview with Sheikh Hussain al Shuaib, mediator to Al Qaed in the Arabian Peninsula (Bumped)
via email. This is an excerpt that deals with tribal mediation efforts last month in Abyan with top al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leaders. Sheikh Hussain is one of the local dignitaries that attempted to convince al Qaeda to lay down their arms and withdraw. Another section regarding evolving concepts of jihad, US counter-terror tactics and other related topics will be published later.
Zinjibar, Abyan’s capital, has been under the control of al Qaeda mercenaries since May when security forces withdrew, leaving behind a large cache of weapons. State sponsored jihaddists captured the weapons, looted the city and declared an Islamic Emirate. They later beheaded a suspected witch and chopped off the arm of a teen-age thief. Yemen’s counter-terror forces did not engage the terrorists but instead deployed to Sana’a to protect the palace.
Q4: I learned from XXX you have contributed in mediation between the al-Qaeda, which controls parts of the south, and the tribes. Can you explain to us what kind of mediation and what resulted?
A4: Yes, I mediated after some tribal and other notables asked me, including some leaders of the ruling party in the province of Abyan. I responded to the request and was accepted in the tribes in the city claiming in the province of Abyan. Despite all the good that I do, our efforts are still ongoing, and the most important thing for us is to convince the young al-Qaeda to withdraw from the provincial capital of Zanzibar and return the situation as before, then arrange the return of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Our efforts are underway and there were some obstacles, the most important of which is that there are parties in the State and others that struggle to serve its interests and the achievement of its objectives, but there is no shortage of God's solution.
Q5: There is a lot of talk that some of the devices of the Saleh regime are in favor of al-Qaeda taking control of some areas of the south. Are you able to confirm that?
A5: The role of the leaders of the brigades of the Saleh regime in Abyan and Aden was clearly evident on what happened and is happening in Zanzibar, the capital of Abyan province. The city was handed over entirely to al-Qaeda. Security pulled out of the military forces that were stationed there, including the central security. The sudden withdrawal from the city sparked surprise among all observers.
The modern Yemeni street and the south know of the existence of a conspiracy by the Saleh regime to deliver Abyan into the situation as it is now. We are accustomed to such policies from the Saleh regime which uses and always used al Qaeda fighters in any internal conflict between him and his opponents. The regime used them in the summer 94 and used them in wars on the Houthis in Saada. It is no secret that those who blew up the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on 17 \ 9 \ 2009, were some military officers and they used a military vehicle and hired al Qaeda fighters giving them military uniforms. The Saleh regime is not to be trusted on anything, it is the cause of all problems of the country.
I think that the situation worsened for Ali Saleh when he learned that the southern movement has almost complete control of the province of Abyan, after control of Lahj, and the young Qaeda fighters were planted there by Saleh, as it is known that Abyan province is representing the South.
Q6: What is your view of the U.S. role in combating terrorism in Yemen?
A6: I welcome the U.S. role in the fight against terrorism through dialogue and scientific discussion rather than violence and military intervention. As I said before, violence only begets more violence, we welcome that any role of the U.S. put an end to violence and terrorism and that is peaceful.
Most Yemenis believe that AQAP operates as an arm of the Yemeni intelligence and security services. There are substantial indications of the relationship. With the revolution in full swing, defectors are starting to come forward with details.
Judge Hamoud al Hittar is the head of Yemen’s now defunct Koranic Dialog Committee that "rehabilitated" 342 hardened al Qaeda operatives. A former Minster of Endowments, al Hittar said recently that the Saleh regime is "supporting a number of al Qaeda members in Abyan to frighten the West, and to suppress the Yemeni revolution."
Judge Al Hittar said many of the top al Qaeda members who he met during dialog sessions are, “dealing with the Yemeni regime and receiving financial rewards." A well established system of communication and payments to al Qaeda militants is headed by three security officials, “one in a Presidential Guards, the second in the National Security and the third in the Interior Ministry." (The Central Security forces are within the Interior Ministry and contain one of the counter-terror units.) In essence, the same counter-terror commanders the US is relying on for its national security are paying al Qaeda to engage in violence, foster insecurity and heighten the US’s threat perception.
Former Foreign Minister Abdullah al Asnag wrote in June about the conflict in Abyan, “Although the government has declared the dead as terrorists, a substantial number of these supposed terrorists have turned out to be on the payroll of the National Security Agency (headed by Ammar Saleh). Many families of the deceased and supposed terrorists have reported that their sons were employed by the National Security Agency and some families even presented NSA ID Cards belonging to the deceased.”
Over 100,000 Yemeni civilians have fled the violence in Abyan, and are sheltering in schools in Aden. A military brigade that refused to surrender to the terrorists was left stranded by the Defense Ministry and under assault by al Qaeda for two months without reinforcements or food. The US ultimately resupplied them by air. About 1500 local tribesmen came together to fight alongside the besieged unit against al Qaeda, and in late July, the Yemeni air force “accidentally” bombed the tribesmen, killing dozens.
Turkish Paper Publishes Hit List of Israelies
We've seen these kinds of lists naming names of "legitimate" targets in Israel before. Specifically, lists of Israelis claimed to have taken part in Operation Cast Lead (can't find the link, if you have it send it to me).
The Turks claim the data mining is about prosecuting members of the Israeli military they accuse of being involved in "war crimes", but I, for one, am not buying it.
We all know that none of these alleged "criminals" will ever make it into a Turkish court. In fact, all indications are that the list is entirely wrong as to the people involved. In other words, most of the names on the list are innocent Israelis who had nothing to do with the incident in which a Turkish vessel was illegally trying to get around Israel's embargo of the terrorist run Gaza strip.
Given that, it seems obvious to me that the real reason the list is being published is to give license to murder more Israelis.
A Turkish newspaper published the names and photographs on Monday of more than 140 Israeli soldiers who the paper said took part in the raid on a Turkish flotilla to Gaza last year that ended with the death of nine passengers and created a diplomatic standoff between Turkey and Israel....Yeah, I know, when has any one in the Middle East needed license to murder Jews?
Television analysts in Israel noted that the list included some well-known Israeli figures who had long since left the military, which they said gave some indication of its accuracy....
The newspaper, a pro-government daily, reported that a senior Turkish prosecutor had authorized the investigation, which filtered all available film and other visuals from the flotilla raid for facial images that could be matched to photographs on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
Sweden: Two Men Charged For Breivik (Norway Shooter) "Tribute" Attack
Via The Local
Two men arrested in Västerås on suspicion of attempted murder expressed support for Anders Behring Breivik's massacre in Norway prior to stabbing two men of non-Swedish origin[...]Assmaggots..
Four days after the attacks in Oslo and Utøya which left 77 dead, a man sleeping on a bench in the town of Västerås was attacked. He was seriously injured and was relieved of his mobile phone.
Two days later another man, this time of Sri Lankan origin, was stabbed and seriously injured while completing his paper round.[...]
According to the Dagens Nyheter daily the police report details that one of the defendants sent the follow text message to the other shortly after Behring Brevik's terror attack on July 22nd:
"A Norwegian 'Nazi' has killed like, around 84! From the left who, like, cheered on Islam. HAHAHA!! WHITE POWER!"
DOD: Airstrike Kills Key Taliban Fighter in Afghanistan
From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releaseh/t @JoLo219
KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2011 – Afghan and coalition forces used a precision airstrike to kill a key Taliban leader in Afghanistan’s Wardak province yesterday, military officials reported.
The combined security force conducted the airstrike in Wardak’s Sayyidabad district, resulting in the death of a man they said was responsible for providing weapons and logistical support to insurgents for ambush and roadside-bomb attacks along the main thoroughfare, Highway 1.
The force called for the airstrike after ensuring no civilians were in the area, officials said, and following the strike, they assessed the area and determined no civilians were harmed.
In other operations around Afghanistan yesterday:[ More...]
Muslim Brotherhood Leader: "Every Zionist Who Enters Egypt--Tourist Or Not--Should Be Killed."...
Last month Dr. Salah Sultan, a member of Yusuf al-Qaradawi's International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, declared on al-Jazeera that the IUMS would restore the fatwa they issued in 1994, which stated that "every Zionist who enters Egypt--tourist or not--should be killed."ROPMA
Despite the importance of this fatwa for Egyptian-Israeli relations, this unfortunately received little attention in Western press. MEMRI did publish a short excerpt of the statements, but I believe there is more in Salah's comments that we should be aware of, namely that this is not about mere retaliation for Israelis supposedly killing Egyptian officers, but rather it is about the desire to destroy Israel altogether.
h/t Front Lines
Finland Says Terror Suspects Linked To Al Shabaab
Update on Two Arrested for Terror Financing in Finland, in which we answer Rusty's question: "who were they raising funds for"?
A Somali man and woman arrested in Finland on suspicion of financing terrorism and terror recruitment are linked to the Somali insurgent group al-Shabab, police said Tuesday[...]Stay tuned...
The 34-year-old man is also suspected of recruiting at least one person abroad to commit an act of terrorism "in the direction of Somalia," linked to al-Shabab, the agency said. He has lived in Finland since 2005, has a residency permit and has had several jobs.
The 28-year-old woman is a student who arrived in Finland in late 2008, police said.
Pakistan: Nah, I don't think we'll go after the guys killing Americans
And thus we see why Osama bin Laden was as snug as a bug in a rug for so long:
Pakistan's military will not take action against the Haqqani militant group, despite mounting American pressure to do so, a Pakistani newspaper reported on Monday.The Pakistanis only understand one kind of pressure. And with a billion Indians knocking on their door, we don't even have to be the superpower that teaches them the lesson they need to learn.
Obama Jobs Plan Includes Re-Arranging States
"One problem we've encountered," said Obama in a recent interview, "is that unemployed people live in areas in which no jobs are available. Part of my 'American Jobs Act' would move those communities to better areas and to help stimulate the local economy."
Up first, re-locating Colorado. It will be moved to the area we currently call "Wyoming."
(Map from White House press handout, which details the controversial move.)
Jobs would be created as a new workforce builds an exact replica of
Rock Ridge the State of Colorado. Colorado residents will be discreetly tranquilized and re-released in their new habitat, which the Administration is confident will be indistinguishable from their old. If all goes according to plan, and the GOP stays out of the way, Coloradians will wake to new opportunities and many more job openings.
The Administration was unclear as to what would happen to the state of Wyoming, but insiders speculate it would be relocated to the void left Colorado's previous position, thus creating even more jobs.
The White House declined to comment on plans for the other 55 states.
(Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin Tweet)
YouTube: Music to Kill By
Download this song from YouTube, plug it in to your favorite MP3 player, and start killing infidels!
It's like that Eye of the Tiger song, but for Islamist terrorists.
Spain: Police Arrest 5 Algerians Suspected of Financing Terrorists (AQIM)
Madrid, Spain (CNN) -- Civil Guards arrested five Algerian men early Tuesday in northern Spain on suspicion of providing logistical and financial support for Islamic terrorist activities, Spain's interior ministry said."Financial support"? I suppose AQIM hasn't made enough money from hostages so they needed another outlet for finances
The suspects, aged 36 to 49, allegedly supported "terrorist groups that operate in the Algerian area of the Maghreb, specifically for al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb,"[AQIM flag above R..ed] a ministry statement said.
They also had suspected links to Islamic militants in Italy, France and Switzerland
Spanish authorities have said repeatedly in the past few years that the group known as al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is of key concern, because of its operational base in northern Africa, just across the Mediterranean Sea from Spain and southern Europe.Stay tuned..
Last week, Civil Guards arrested a *Cuban man on Spain's Mallorca Island in the Mediterranean for allegedly recruiting and indoctrinating others for Islamic terrorist activities.
*More on Cuban man arrested, and released but must check in, here on forum
UPDATE: Those arrested are, googlish translate: Mohamed Talbi, Hakim Anniche, Mounir Aoudache, Abdelghaffour Benchohra Bensaoula and Ahmed
Syrian Activist Murdered, Sister Beheaded Mutilated
Zainab Alhusni was a simple seamstress in Syria, well-loved by all her neighbors and friends. Now, in a tragic turn of events, she has become a symbol of the cruelty gripping that conflict-wracked nation.The videos are below the fold. Extremely graphic.
Her older brother, Mohammed, became a well-known activist in the family's hometown of Homs in western Syria, often leading the demonstrations against embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and treating the wounded.
On September 10, the family says, Mohammed was wounded in a demonstration. He came back to his loved ones a corpse. The family believes he was tortured to death.
In a statement posted to YouTube, another brother, Yousif Alhusni, describes multiple gunshot wounds to Mohammed's chest and a single shot through his mouth.
"His arms were broken and there were cigarette burns to his face," he adds.
The family went to collect Mohammed's body from a hospital when doctors told them another unclaimed body with the label "Zainab Alhusni" had been kept in the morgue's freezer for some time.
When the family received the body, her head and arms had been chopped off. Chunks of her flesh were charred, appearing in places to have been melted or burned down to the bone.
September 26, 2011
Good News! Homeland Insecurity Is STILL Homeland Insecurity
What could go wrong?
Red Cross Hides HAMAS Terrorist In East Jerusalem
A few weeks ago, Stable Hand reported that the International Red Cross was pressuring its Israeli counterparts to remove the Star of David from its ambulances.
So, this story should not come as a surprise - the Red Cross has been harboring a terrorist in East Jerusalem for over a year:
Police arrested Hamas activist Muhammad Atun Monday morning outside the Red Cross building in east Jerusalem Monday. He was brought by investigators from the Police's Minorities Division for investigation.
Atun had his identity card revoked by the Interior Ministry last year for being involved in Hamas activities in Jerusalem. Since that time, police say he was holed up in the Red Cross building out of fear that he would be deported.
Fatwa: Obligatory Jihad & Haraam To Call The U.S. A 'Super Power'
From our ally, no less...
According a press release issued here on Sunday, the scholars had issued a decree for Jihad against the US, terming it real Jihad in defence of the homeland.
The fatwa also declared as haram (illegitimate) calling the US super power, saying only Allah Almighty deserved the title.
I think Allah is more deserving of the title 'Great Satan.'
(Hat Tip: Jihad Watch)
Yes, Pakistan Is The Enemy
UK: Terror Suspects "Had Made" Martyrdom Videos
Update on 7th Arrested in Birmingham Terror Ring
Two of the men are said to have traveled to Pakistan where they received terrorist training and made suicide videos before returning to build a bomb.The seventh arrested is still being questioned.
The men were under surveillance as part of an “intelligence led operation” by MI5 and the police as they discussed their plans, which were picked up by listening devices.
Two other men allegedly helped raise £12,000 by collecting for charities which was said to be used for the purposes of planning their attacks. A sixth man was accused of failing to inform police.
As the men made their first appearance in court, Deborah Walsh, prosecuting, said: "The terrorist ideology behind these offences is to commit mass murder in the UK."
Irfan Nasser, 30, from Sparkhill, Birmingham and Irfan Khalid, 26, of Sparkbrook, Birmingham, are accused of plotting their attacks between Christmas Day last year and their arrest last Monday.
The charges say that they travelled to Pakistan for training in terrorism including bomb making, weapons and poison making.
While there they are said to have made a “martyrdom film” and later began planning a “suicide bombing campaign or eve[...]
Ashik Ali’s brother, Bahader, 28, and another man, Mohammed Rizwan, 32, both from Sparkbrook, Birmingham, allegedly knew of the plans but failed to inform police “information as soon as reasonably practicable
Who Wouda Thunk?
Al Jazeera reporter that Israel arrested awhile back is a Hamas collaborator.
Worse yet, Israel gave him a suspended sentence of 3 years after admitting said fact.
Out: Silicon & Botox
In: Boob & Face Slapping
Proving once again that Thai chicks are into some freaky-deaky stuff!
Remember the next time an officer shows up at your doorstep to plea I was just slapping her pretty, honest!
Thanks to RWB who swears this isn't a parody.
UK: Dress witches in pink and avoid white paper to prevent racism in nurseries, expert says
From the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz to Meg, the good witch from the Meg and Mog children's books, witches have always dressed in black.Diversity/multiculturalism gone mad...
But their traditional attire has now come in for criticism from equality experts who claim it could send a negative message to toddlers in nursery and lead to racism.
Instead, teachers should censor the toy box and replace the pointy black hat with a pink one, while dressing fairies, generally resplendent in pale pastels, in darker shades.
Another staple of the classroom - white paper - has also been questioned by Anne O'Connor, an early years consultant who advises local authorities on equality and diversity.
Children should be provided with paper other than white to drawn on and paints and crayons should come in "the full range of flesh tones", reflecting the diversity of the human race, according to the former teacher.
Yes, Pakistan is the Enemy
I was going to post something about this from an article written late last week after Adm. Mullen revealed that Pakistan is supporting the Haqqani network which in turn is killing Americans in Afghanistan, but then dropped it as old news. (Sorry, I spent Friday and Saturday fishing).
But this piece by Christopher Hitchens really sums up what I wanted to say --- only with less references to UN resolutions and more invective imagery about nukes falling on Islamabad:
In his electrifying testimony before Congress last week, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has openly admitted to becoming the victim of a syndicate scheme that makes Minderbinder's betrayal look like the action of a small-time operative. In return for subventions of millions of American dollars, it now turns out, the Pakistani Inter-Service Intelligence agency (the ISI) can "outsource" the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, and several other NATO and Afghan targets, to a related crime family known as the Haqqani network. Coming, as it does, on the heels of the disclosure about the official hospitality afforded to Osama Bin Laden, this reveals the Pakistani military-intelligence elite as the most adroit double-dealing profiteer from terrorism in the entire region.Read the rest.
Thanks to whatever intern runs H/A's link thingy these days.
Good Naked vs. Bad Naked
There's good naked, there's bad naked, and then there's a naked so bad you want to gauge your eyes out. Gay men protesting naked in San Francisco takes that last category to a whole new level.
Pali Work Accident: 1 injured, 2 missing as Egypt pumps sewage in Gaza tunnel
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- One Palestinian man was injured on Sunday and two others were reported missing after Egyptian authorities pumped sewage inside a Rafah smuggling tunnel running underneath the border with the Gaza Strip, medics said.Allahu Poopbar!!
Palestinian medical sources told Ma’an that a tunnel worker was hurt and two others went missing inside the Rafah tunnel as a result of sewage pumped in from the Egyptian side.
Two Palestinians were killed and three others injured on Saturday after a gas canister exploded in a smuggling tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip, medics said.
UCI Muslim Students Found Guilty of Disrupting Israeli Diplomat's Speech
It's a misdemeanor violation, but we'll take the victory. Let me not that it's just like a college student -- and liberal lawyers -- to think that free speech means stopping someone else from speaking. Every day I teach I lose more and more faith in the coming generation. I lost my faith in the ability of lawyers to think clearly ages ago.
Jack Daniels Not Trying to Make Friends or Influence People in the Muslim World
Apparently they'll inscribe anything you want on a bottle of Gentleman Jack's. Don't blame Jack Daniels, if any one gets the fatwa it's Treestump!
Nasheed Supporting Terror on YouTube Posted by German
I know the Germans are cracking down on their YouTube jihadis so they might be interested in this video. Until then, why not go flag it and help a brutha out?
Afghan Employed By US Shoots & Kills American
I saw tweets about this last night, but details are still sketchy. The U.S. won't say if the American killed was a CIA agent. The incident is still under investigation. Apparently, it was in or around the Ariana Hotel which houses the CIA. Supposedly it's a very secure area, but not if a friendly turns out to be the enemy:
KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan employed by the U.S. government killed one American and wounded another in an attack on a CIA office in Kabul, officials said Monday.h/t @Pressistan
The shooting Sunday evening — the third high-profile attack in the past two weeks in the Afghan capital — is the latest in a growing number of attacks this year by Afghans working for international forces. Some assailants have turned out to be Taliban sleeper agents, while others have been motivated by private grievances.
Gunfire was first heard sometime after 8 p.m. local time around the former Ariana Hotel, a building that ex-U.S. intelligence officials said is the CIA station in Kabul. The spy agency occupied the heavily secured building just blocks from the Afghan presidential palace in late 2001 after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled the Taliban.
UPDATE: Confirmed, CIA employee killed
A U.S. official in Washington said the American who died was a CIA employee. The official requested anonymity because he was speaking about intelligence matters.
The U.S. Embassy said an Afghan employee of the complex carried out the attack.
"The motivation for the attack is still under investigation," the embassy said in a statement. Embassy spokesman Gavin Sundwall declined to comment on what the targeted annex was used for, citing security reasons. Sundwall said the Afghan employee was not authorized to carry a weapon, and it was not clear how the man was able to get a gun into the secured compound.
The embassy did not provide information on the American who was killed, and said the person wounded in the shooting was taken to a military hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. It said the embassy has "resumed business operations."
Sandcrawler PSA: Another of Howie's Brilliant Ideas
If you don't like overdraft fees for your bank covering your ass here's an idea.
I know this one will be hard, especially for those who've worked in government.
When you run out of money, STOP SPENDING!
I keep a few C notes that are not reflected in my balance. That way when I'm out of money I'm somewhat protected.
Like most other lessons I learned this the hard way. Way back when, My OD last six months counter has not moved in 10 years.
I'm sure the bank is not happy, but dems the breaks.
The Big Serkit
Is that you are not the perfect, powerless, captive audience they think you are.
Unless you really want to be.
A bit down the road from my own parting with Facebook over creative differences, I don't miss them and I don't give them free content.
My speech has value (IMO) and its > 0.
Facebook agrees totally and would love to have me give them that value to my 2200+ ex followers. That is so long as I was willing to suck Zuckerberg's ass & play nice they were happy to enrich themselves with my content.
The consequences of not playing along with Facebook's tyranny? Well you go down the memory hole of Facebook's Ministry of Truth.
Who died and made them God? No one. Your vanity makes them Internet God.
Cheesehead U. Admin All Wee-wee'd Up Over Sci-Fi Poster
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 26, 2011—A professor has been censored twice, reported to the "threat assessment team," and threatened with criminal charges because of satirical postings on his office door. Campus police at the University of Wisconsin–Stout (UWS) censored theater professor James Miller's poster depicting a quotation from actor Nathan Fillion's character in the television series Firefly, and the police chief threatened Miller with criminal charges for disorderly conduct. After UWS censored his second poster, which stated, "Warning: Fascism," Miller came to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for help.One suspects that the virulent reaction from UWS is based more upon the underlying pro-capitalist, anti-big government theme of the excellent but, alas, short-lived, series Firefly.
DOJ Hires 113 Leftist Activist Lawyers
The flaw is obvious: when the law is not equally applied, a citizen’s actions are no longer their own.Result, voter intimidation by Black Panthers is poll watching and the DOJ hates every iota of a military vota!
Their fates are no longer tied to their personal adherence to life, liberty, and property, but to an unelected bureaucrat’s whim, an individual who believes both that he is qualified to make such judgments of other men and that our country’s laws allow him to do so. They claim that civil rights are not the individual’s, but somehow theirs, a definition incompatible with itself!
This is, as we know, the post-Marxist brand of tyranny — a “well-meaning” lawlessness. But prior to this series, we did not know that since 2008 the Civil Rights Division has been populated entirely according to this ideology, behavior which represents the perfect antithesis of civil rights.
How to Destroy America
Just let social justice run its course. Its all very predictable.
So it was with the Republic at its height. Like the greatest of trees, able to withstand any external attack, the Republic rotted from within though the danger was not visible from outside.Hat Tip: Insty.
Another Terrorist Escapes Deportation from UK
Hate-filled Siraj Yassin Abdullah Ali, graded the highest possible risk to the public, was released after serving just half of his nine-year sentence for helping the July 21 bombers.I've an idea, instead of sending him to a bail hostel, why not send him to Gitmo, and instead of sending terrorists to Gitmo, why don't we give them a spear, a small boat and drop them off on one of the uninhabited islands in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. No one will bother them there and it stop rewarding them for terrorism with life in a tropical paradise.
He now mingles freely among the Londoners his co-plotters tried to kill six years ago.
Out of Suicide Bombers?
Try Rent a Donkey, that's right. *All the same boomah without all the hassle of trying to convince sentient beings to self terminate.
* This post is not promoted by Rent a Donkey LLC. In fact they get really pissed when the donkey is not returned in the same condition in which it was found. But Rent a Donkey is owned by Infidels so just smile and don't mention that Muhammad sent you.
Daily Political BS "Job Killing Cuts"
The Democrats are harping on taking subsidy money from an electric vehicle development subsidy and moving those dollars over to FEMA to cover some additional disaster costs.
Of course Harry Reid calls it a jobs killer. They also say that is revenge for the Solynda debacle.
But its pretty much a total load of crap and if the Democrats had any brains at all they'd what? PASS THIS BILL! (grins).
Lets face it, you can take Solyndra off the table and still electric vehicles have not exactly been a boom. No one is saying stop investing in it, just that we'll invest a little less in a technology that's not only expensive its just not proving to be a market winner as quickly as one might have expected.
The Democrats say well we never had to find money for this BEFORE.
EXACTLY! When my fridge dies it would be nice if a new one just magically appeared. But no, I have to adjust my budget. So should they.
But that's not even the point. As far as what's good for the economy the spending will be much more stimulative if it is moved to FEMA even despite how long it takes FEMA to actually cut a check. (I've got friends who are just now getting their flood insurance and FEMA grants from the spring flood) but I digress.)
Investing in electric vehicles is a long term growth subsidy that will maybe possibly generate jobs in the future or keep GM from cutting the Volt for a bit longer. It might save a few Democrat constituent jobs for a short period.
But putting those same dollars into FEMA would have a quicker and better stimulus effect.
The recent hurricane and tornadoes etc etc etc means there is a lot of pent up demand for workers and durable goods that will be met with these dollars.
Steel for bridges, construction materials, appliances, contractor jobs will be created and that will help very much in the short term. Everyone from roofers to highway construction workers will be needed. And at a time where unemployment is high every job counts.
Not only will this money have a stimulating effect as early as next spring, its needed to restore so much of the value that was lost. It also restores and hopefully improves badly damaged infrastructure in blue states. States that Obama will need if he's to have any chance.
Its hardly surprising though, the Democrats are knows for cutting off their nose to spite their face. Its why they can't smell a decent bill if someone slapped them up side the head with it.
Sunny TV: Tolerate Intolerance
From House of Sunny
(Hat Tip: Pajamas Media)
September 25, 2011
Obama's Freudian Slip
"If...if asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a jew...uh...as a janitor makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that with a badge of honour."
This is our great orator? Does he even know what he just said? Forgetting the glaring Freudian slip for a moment, does anyone here think a billionaire would NOT want to pay the same tax rate as a
Jew janitor? Last time I check, billionaires pay a much higher rate than most in the working class.
(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)
Drug Cartel's Taliban Style Terrorism: Woman Decapitated In Mexico For Web Posting
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police found a woman's decapitated body in a Mexican border city on Saturday, alongside a handwritten sign saying she was killed in retaliation for her postings on a social networking site.Bast**ds!
The gruesome killing may be the third so far this month in which people in Nuevo Laredo were killed by a drug cartel for what they said on the internet
Morelos Canseco, the interior secretary of northern Tamaulipas state, where Nuevo Laredo is located, identified the victim as Marisol Macias Castaneda, a newsroom manager for the Nuevo Laredo newspaper Primera Hora[...]
But it was apparently what the woman posted on the local social networking site, Nuevo Laredo en Vivo, or "Nuevo Laredo Live," rather than her role at the newspaper, that resulted in her killing.
September 24, 2011
Sandcrawler (Blog Sabbath) Caption Contest: MAC Religion Of Goat Sperm Edition (Bumped-Update))
Fatwas will be issued..
UPDATE: Fatwas issued.
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued against moe hamhead & al-Moharab for:
"the goat was jewish!!??!!!"The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies" fatwa issued against redc1c4 & ElmiraViking, the one who will have Pork Roast in Xariif's honor for:
Astaghfirullah! This ain't Zam-Zam water you gave me! This is pig semen! Impure kaffirs, you've doomed me to Jahannam, where the virgins have shredders where they should have luscious ever-regenerating ... -- well, it doesn't matter anyway, does it, since as soon as I commit martyrdom, my pee-pee will be blown off! Dirka Burkha Khalifah, Inshallah!
discovering that he had been eating matzoh balls all these years, not meatballs, and that he was Jewish was more than Xariff's poor mind could take, and his body was wracked by convulsive vomiting as he was taken away for mental health treatment.The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued against samdog & Bubbe for:
Just LOVE that special sauce you put with the meatballs, Xariif.
London Police SGT "Just because they have Donkey sex shows in Mexico, these A-rabs think they can have goat sex shows here, its just bloody disgusting I tell you."The "mojahedin will separate your dirty head from your dirty heart" fatwa issued against sad max & Randman for:
For a few shekels I speeeet in your general direction. (loosely based on Monty Python and dedicated to Mosh)
Anjem Choudary, in a scene from his movie "The Spermineater," starring as the mindless killer robot that travels forward in time from the 7th Century
This semen doesn't taste HALAL
#Occupywallstreet has friends: #OccupyLA
And they are gonna occupy something:
Los Angels[sp] is gonna occupy something, conclusions where made and we are in the process of organizing and supporting New York... Thanks for your supportI think it would help if they learn how to spell Los Angeles first. But heh, no banker/corporation is gonna make them spell right!!
Here they are discussing real important stuff:
In Part II someone explains that, yes, people build roads but they volunteer to do it. Everyone will have a house, food and stuff. No more murders too!!
#Occupywallstreet's Wallywood (Update)
Occupywallstreet twitter feed has been busy today, some claiming NYPD brutality!!11eleventy11!!. I watched some videos of idiots walking in the street, police pushing them back to the sidewalk so cars can get through. That's what they are calling police brutality including some protestors getting sprayed by something. Never mind the dude in the street, it's the poor innocent females!!!! And tear gas!! lulz:
You've heard of Pallywood right? Here's Wallywood:
Choice comments on video
"You have guns, right America"?
Livestream here that's unless the NYPD hasn't confiscated it yet...lulz
UPDATE: Red Eye's Bill Schulz joins Wall Street Protest..kind of<-----you gotta read it and watch video! lulz
Thanks to Vinnie, Proud Sonofabitch.
Texas Teacher Calls Tea Party Leader A "Nazi"
The media is reporting the slur as being in response to the Tea Party leader acknowledging he would deport illegal students.
However, if you listen to the exchange, you can see the name calling is actually in response to a comment suggesting the Government teacher have a more balanced curriculum that includes conservative thoughts and not just liberal ideas.
To this date, the teacher has not faced any disciplinary actions.
September 23, 2011
The Tribal Update Presents the UN Choir and the Media's Expert Assessment
Caroline Glick's Israel’s “Security” vs. Palestinian “Rights”
Listen Up Attack Watch
UC Irvine MSU Heckler's Veto = Guilty Verdict..
Seriously good news, I'm glad they found them guilty.
Jurors convicted 10 pro-Palestinian protesters from the University of California Irvine Friday on charges stemming from an orchestrated series of interruptions during a February 2010 speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren. They face up to six months in jail for the misdemeanor counts of conspiracy and disrupting a public meeting.Here is the video of the 'hecklers' shutting down Israeli Ambassador's speech:
The verdict comes after two and a half days of deliberations, wrapping up a trial which pitted the students' right to protest against the freedom of speech by the Israeli official.
There is no right for a "heckler's veto" - taking over another person's speech and shutting it down, argued Orange County Deputy District Attorney Dan Wagner. The students cared more about getting their message across than the rules of the meeting, and they planned to disrupt regardless of consequences from the university administration or police[...
Salam al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) called the verdict "a sad day for democracy" in an interview on KPCC radio in Los Angeles. He predicted it would have a chilling effect on campus protest. He also accused the District Attorney's office of selective prosecution, saying it only went to court because it was an Israeli official protested by Muslim students.
But a caller identifying himself as Mustapha, an MSU member, said the verdict would not slow student protesting at all. If Oren returned to UCI, Mustapha said, he would protest the speech in the exact same way as his convicted colleagues
Free Speech Threatened At UC Irvine: Protesters Interupt Israeli Ambassador's Speech (UPDATED: Names of Those Arrested)
Leaked emails show UC-Irvine Muslim student group planned disruption of Israeli ambassador's speech, despite repeated public denials
Disruptions at Israeli Ambassador's Talk Prompt Suspension Ruling for UC Irvine Muslim Student Group
Debra Lafave Probation Ends Early
(Tampa, Florida) Arguably the teacher-student sex story with the longest legs has been the adventures of Debra Lafave (aka Debra Beasley), who was initially arrested and charged more than seven years ago.
The blonde beauty had mixed it up with a 14-year-old boy in a variety of ways, ultimately being prosecuted in two different Florida counties. In the end, she was sentenced in Hillsborough County Court to a hand slap, no jail, only three years house arrest and seven years probation.
However, yesterday a Tampa judge released Debra Lafave from her final four years of probation. Since she recently gave birth to twin boys and became engaged to be married, Lafave argued that also being on probation was too hard. (More….)
Morrocco says thwarts "assassination cell"..
Three arrested including an "active blogger" on jihadist websites
RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan security has arrested three people, including an active blogger on jihadist websites, who had planned to receive training at an al Qaeda camp abroad in order to carry out attacks in Morocco, the Interior Ministry said on Friday.Aaron notes they called themselves Al-Battar Brigade.
The suspects, who were to be trained in camps of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), had "planned to assassinate members of the security services in order to seize their weapons and use them in planned sabotage acts", the state news agency MAP said, citing a statement from the Interior Ministry.
MAP said the cell was led by "one of the most active individuals on jihadist websites with links to al Qaeda and who managed to forge close relations with leaders of terrorist organisations in Yemen, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, Iraq and elsewhere"
Should prove interesting to find out who this active jihadist blogger is..
Netanyahu: Better Bad Press Than a Good Eulogy...
"Hizbullah-controlled Lebanon now presides over the UN Security Council"..
I especially likes his remark regarding UN Security Council
“It’s here, year after year, that Israel is unjustly singled out for condemnation,” Netanyahu said Friday afternoon in New York. “It’s singled out for condemnation more often than all the nations of the world combined.Meanwhile, Abbas received a standing ovation when he waved his application for statehood.
“This is an unfortunate part of the UN institution. It’s the theater of the absurd,” he added. “It not only casts Israel as the villains. It often casts real villains in leading roles. … Hizbullah-controlled Lebanon now presides over the UN Security Council. So you could say that a terrorist organization now chairs the [organization pledged to preserve security].
“You couldn’t make this stuff up,” he said incredulously.[Emphasis mine...ed]
Example of an obstacle to statehood:
If you have a strong stomach, scroll down to see more obstacles to Pali statehood
Sandcrawler PSA: You Can Often Tell the Validity of an Accusation
Pakistan Blasts U.S. Charge of Militant TiesPakistan doeth protest too much methinks.
When he walked out I overheard him say, "Utinni!" Which I think is Jawaneese for Jackpot!
Revolution Muslim Co-Founder Arrested, Awaiting Extradition for Threatening South Park Creators -- Bonus: email a terrorist! (bumped)
Jesse "Younes Abdullah Muhammad" Morton with friend and convicted terrorist Zachary "Abu Talhah al-Amriki" Chesser in front of the White House
Revolution Muslim & Islam Policy co-founder, Younes Abdullah Muhammad, has confirmed that he is being detained in Morocco awaiting extradition to the US.
We reported that he had been charged with threatening the creators of South Park earlier this year. It is not known whether more charges are pending against Younes, but I wouldn't discount it.
This according to a letter published on the Islamic Awakening forum:
As I belive all of you know, I am presently incarcerated in Morocco and awaiting extradition to the U.S. on criminal charges.Ah, so sad. I wonder if the prisons in Morocco are like those in Turkey?
The close associate of several convicted terrorists, including Zachary Chesser (pictured with Muhammad above), Younes -- born Jesse Morton before he converted to Islam and changed his name -- then begs for the radicals on the forum to help him by sending money:
Over the past few years I completed paying for a college education absent Ribaa, was thrown from Saudia Arabia suddenly on pressure from the U.S. returned in middle of a resession to U.S, and then relocated to Morocco I only to find myself in my condition now...While the email address appears to be blocked out, the underlying html code reveals Younes' email address.
Needless to say much of my savings are depleted.
The idea of stopping Dawa in lieu of financial difficulty or the pressure of the Kuffar never occurred to me and for that I remain grateful, but sending this e-mail in hopes that you or those around you may be able to assist my family in relocating back to U.S, yet again, to be close to me....
Your brother in deen
Younes Abdullah Muhammad
So, let's email a terrorist! Knasri1982@gmail.com
Thanks to Berger.
Hat Tip AMWiser.
Oh Noes!! Not The Bottle In The Anus Trick!
Keep watching, the craziness starts at :46
Hmm, I wonder if Revolution Muslim's Younes Abdullah has experienced the bottle trick? He was arrested in Morocco and is waiting extradition to the U.S. for threatening South Park creators.
Must suck to be Younes....
September 22, 2011
“The ‘men of peace’ of the Palestinian murder authority
20-month old Israeli baby girl injured when Arabs threw rocks at car she was in
Gary Johnson (who?)'s Big Debate Moment
Not long ago, Twitter got all a'twitter over Republican presidential candidate Gary Johnson for saying, and I'm paraphrasing, "my two dogs have made more shovel ready jobs than Barack Obama" in tonight's debate.
Problem is, it wasn't original. He took it from Rush Limbaugh.
If you're going to run for president, dude, try to come up with something original. Like, "There you go again."
Caption Contest: Now Listen Because I'm Going to Say This Again Edition
Caption this image of Bill Clinton explaining how the moon rock turned up in his personal, er uh, files. And why it was all gooey?
I did not hork that moonrock and hide it in my personal files. Ms. Lewinski.
Cause its just too easy.
Fatwas will be issued.
7th Arrested in Birmingham Terror Ring
British police say a seventh man has been arrested in a counterterrorism operation that began earlier this week.H/T Aaron
West Midlands Police said Thursday the 20-year-old was detained in the central England city of Birmingham, on suspicion of “the commission, preparation or instigation” of a terrorism act.
As a reminder, one of the homes raided belonged to a jihadi who had served jail time for threatening to behead British soldiers.
UPDATE: Cuban YouTube Terrorist ID'd -- José Ernesto Mora Feliu
Hola, mom? I'm in jail! I like it here ...
An update on the Cuban national arrested in Spain for supporting al Qaeda.
To his jihadi friends José Ernesto Mora Feliu would have been known as Khalid Siyf Allahu Almaslul. I guess Cubans just dig those long names.
What's interesting is this guy was all over the internet. How all over? He seems to have produced over 1,000 YouTube videos himself -- and that's just one place he liked to hang out on the 'net.
And look what group of hackers this al Qaeda linked terrorist wanted to join:
Imagine that, a guy who's goal in life is to join al Qaeda also wants to volunteer for Julian Assange's fanboys in Anonymous!
Astronauts, Obama's Space Program Sucks Air
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, told lawmakers Thursday that the end of the space shuttle era has left the American human spaceflight program in an "embarrassing" state.And if that wasn't enough...
"We will have no American access to, and return from, low Earth orbit and the International Space Station for an unpredictable length of time in the future," Armstrong told the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
"For a country that has invested so much for so long to achieve a leadership position in space exploration and exploitation, this condition is viewed by many as lamentably embarrassing and unacceptable."
Get the shuttle out of the garage down there at Kennedy (Space Center), crank up the motors and put it back in service," said Eugene Cernan, who commanded the Apollo 17 flight and was the last man to walk on the Moon in 1972.It seems to me that Obama was really just interested in getting a bit of revenge on George Bush by cancelling any and all programs developed under his administration, you know just to show who's the new boss.
"You want a launch vehicle today that will service the ISS? We've got it sitting down there. So before we put it in a museum, let's make use of it. It's in the prime of its life, how could we just put it away?"
Cernan hailed the vision of John F. Kennedy, "a bold and courageous president who started us on a journey to the stars," and said thousands of Americans have been inspired by the space race with the Soviet Union.
"Today, we are on a path of decay. We are seeing the book close on five decades of accomplishment as the leader in human space exploration," Cernan said.
"As unimaginable as it seems, we have now come full circle and ceded our leadership role in space back to the same country -- albeit by a different name -- that spurred our challenge five decades ago."
He said Constellation has been replaced by a "mission to nowhere" and called on NASA to make plans to return to the Moon.
The real shame is that the space program and technological development used to be above politics. Now I fear a new era where the space program becomes a political football used in a series of one-up-man-ship where continuity of purpose is lost to political power plays that make "presidents" feel better by throwing a wrench in whatever program happens to be current.
The truth is that the shuttle needs to be replace by the new smaller shuttle in development by Sierra Nevada. But that's just one step. We've never made an effort to build a craft in orbit for the obvious next steps in exploration. To build the landers docking stations such a craft would need.
The Chinese and Russians will plant flags and claim all the best locations while we argue endlessly about nothing.
Payback Bitches!: Special operations forces kill Taliban's commander of Tangi Valley
It won't bring our heroes back but most gratifying to hear this
Coalition and Afghan special operations forces killed the Taliban commander who led forces in an area in central Wardak where 38 US and Afghan troops, including 17 Navy SEALs, were killed when their helicopter was shot down in early August.Qari Tahir is the second Taliban leader involved in the Chinook shootdown to be killed
Qari Tahir, who the International Security Assistance Force described as the Taliban's commander in the Tangi Valley in Wardak province, was killed yesterday in an airstrike in the Sayyidabad district. He was killed "after the security force located Tahir and an associate in a dry riverbed," ISAF stated in a press release.More...]
Always nice to hear good news!
London Mosque Urged Pakistani Muslims to Murder Other Muslims Who Weren't the Right Kind of Muslims
We all have heard about radical mosques in Pakistan (and elsewhere) encouraging Muslims in the West to attack here. We've also heard about radical mosques here encouraging the same thing.
But this may be the first case of a mosque in the West fomenting violence in Pakistan:
A south London mosque is at the centre of allegations it helped promote of acts of terror and hate in Pakistan.The mosque denies the allegations.
Leaflets circulating in Pakistan calling for the murder of members of the Ahmadi Muslim sect directed readers to a website naming Stockwell Mosque.
The website mentioned on the leaflets in turn advised people with queries to contact the mosque in Stockwell.
Apparently denial isn't just a mosque in South London.
Alec Baldwin: "Right-Wing Bashing Is The Most American Thing You Can Do."
Funny, I thought defending free speech and the right to express opposing opinions was...
Michelle Malkin Deserves To Die!
...at least according to Alec Baldwin's deranged followers. A confessed, convicted cop-killer deserves clemency, but a right-wing blogger exercising freedom of speech, and all civility goes out the window.
It all started with Alec Baldwin's anti-death penalty rants involving cop-killer Troy Davis. Baldwin tweeted, among other things: "Wonder if the McPhail family will seek death penalty for US leaders who killed thousands of US soldiers and countless innocent Iraqis" and "When do Cheney and Rumsfeld go on trial for murder? Will that trial be in Texas? Georgia?"
Michelle Malkin responded to Baldwin's anti-death penalty, anti-Bush/Cheney ravings with: "Waiting for Hollyweirdo @alecbaldwin 's "I am Troy Davis" tweet..."
So, let's get this straight - an admitted, convict murderer = innocent, but one innocuous tweet calling Baldwin a "hollyweirdo" = capital crime deserving of death.
Michelle Malkin started re-tweeting the threats. You can read them all, but you may have to scroll down a bit. Below the fold, I've included an image of re-tweets captured by NewsBusters. Many more have been posted since that screen grab.
Update: It gets worse. Follow the links.
Actually, the Taliban are Losing
Michael Yon in the puppy blender reminds viewers that our troops are doing fantastically against the Taliban. But don't tell the media that a failed attack against the US embassy ... is still just a failed attack.
Did I mention FAIL?
Lucas is Evil: 15th Highest Grossing Film of All Time Still Not Profitable
Wow, there's evil and then there's George Lucas eeeeevil:
“I get these occasional letters from Lucasfilm saying that we regret to inform you that as Return of the Jedi has never gone into profit, we’ve got nothing to send you. Now here we’re talking about one of the biggest releases of all time,” said Prowse [ed: who played Darth Vader]. “I don’t want to look like I’m bitching about it,” he said, “but on the other hand, if there’s a pot of gold somewhere that I ought to be having a share of, I would like to see it.”Darth Vader wept.
H/T: The Apprentice via Maetenloch.
A Dog Named Muhammad
Not the real dog named Muhammad
Just what a generic hound named Muhammed might say
CAIR (coughHaMaShack) asks a city council member to apologize for mentioning his dog during a council meeting about a proposed dog park. The dog's name? Muhammad.
CAIR was upset because, um, they are racist against dogs .... and Muhammad is supposed to be some revered mythical super hero in California .... or something?
Reeve mentioned his dogs' names Sept. 6 (the other is named America), as the council voted on plans for a dog park in the Northwest Open Space.More here and here.
On Friday, the Greater Los Angeles area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations asked Reeve to apologize for his comment. In a press release, it said he showed "disrespect toward Islam’s revered prophet Muhammad by making [the] derisive public comment."
Hat Tip: Zip.
Headlines you're not likely to see: Cathollics demand gringo apologize for naming dog Jesus (pronounced hey-seuss).
Palestinians Blame Obama
Dozens of Palestinians protest in Ramallah, heeding officials' instructions to hold anti-Obama demonstrations in the West Bank; PA official jokes: “Obama has obviously joined the Zionist movement."It makes me wonder if they ever achieved their goal of genocide against the Jews who they would blame for the suck then? Space Aliens? Elves? Sweden?
Update: Palestinian logo excludes Israel.
Attn: Voice of Jihad
September 21, 2011
Say Hello To Osama For Us
I don't believe in closure, but I do believe in justice. And justice has been served to the family of Mark Macphail.
For those who missed or ignored the post I did earlier, Ann Coulter sums it up quite nicely.
Where's Stable Hand?
Feds Probe Possible Arabic-Type Markings On Southwest Jets
...KNX 1070 investigative reporter Charles Feldman has learned that since February, several Southwest jets have been vandalized with mysterious writings that show up on the underbelly of their 737 passenger aircraft.Nothing to see here, move along..
The writings — which some have interpreted as being either Arabic or Arabic-type symbols — appeared to have been done with a chemical process that reveals the text once an auxiliary power unit is turned on and heats up the outside skin of the aircraft, according to Feldman.[More..]
ATTN YouTube User islamfighters5
It's not nice to mess with Zionist overlords bitch!
White Supremacist Executed
Did you even hear about it? Did you see tearful protests about the sanctity of all life? Lawyers scrambling for last minute appeals? Not that he deserved it, but I didn't see the liberal media lobbying to save his life.
Lawrence Russell Brewer was rightly executed:
HUNTSVILLE, Texas – A white supremacist gang member was executed Wednesday evening for the infamous dragging death slaying of a black man.
His crime was horrendous and he deserved a slow, painful death. He should have been dragged to death as he dragged to death James Byrd Jr.
Even so, I see a double standard in the way the left treats those sentenced to death in this country.
Back in July, the left, joined by the Obama Administration, appealed to the Texas Governor to spare the life of Mexican-born Humberto Leal Garcia, Jr. Garcia raped, sodomized, and then beat to death a young teenage girl.
Cop-killer Troy Davis, who happens to be black, has had his execution delayed while Supreme Court weighs yet another appeal for a stay. This will be the forth attempt at executing this convicted cop-killer.
So, how is the life of a white supremacist any different than that of a cop-killer or a child rapist/murderer? Why are some worthy of saving and others ignored by the left? It seems racist and hypocritical to me. They all committed terrible crimes and now they all should pay.
Two down, one to go.
UPDATE: Stick a fork in him - Troy Davis is dead.
Headline of the Day
Headline Of The Day
The column isn't bad either.
ATTN YouTube User khorassani11
Update on Rusty's post from yesterday
You're our beotch, bitch!
Thanks for helping!
Good luck, 70 fecken flags and still up...
Additional Evidence That Ron Paul Is Batshit Crazy
OK. Sure, he may have been joking, so says his spokesman, but lets have some fun. Here is the story:
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) says he would consider putting the liberal congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) in his Cabinet if he were to win the presidency in 2012.
Paul joked that if he brought the Ohio congressman aboard in his administration, he might have to create a "Department of Peace."
Your homework, Jawas, is to predict President Paul's other appointments.
I'll start. Bradley Manning for Department of Defense.
Third Palestinian Intifada: Prepare For "Palestine Friday"...
A campaign calling itself "the third Palestinian intifada" posted an announcement calling on Palestinians in the territories and abroad "to rise up against Israeli activity" on Friday, September 23, referred to as "Palestine Friday." They are to demonstrate for the "end of the occupation of all the territory of historical Palestine from the [Jordan] river to the [Mediterranean] sea," and stress the so-called "right of return." The posting ends with the statement that "Palestine will be liberated and we are those who will liberate it, from the river to the sea and from the sea to the river" (Facebook, September 18, 2011).Image from their website below fold:
Palestinian activists of unknown affiliation are using Facebook to call on Palestinians to hold marches in the Western countries where they live to "confirm the Palestinians' adherence to their rights to all Palestine and not only to the 1967 territories." They use the group's Facebook page to state their opposition to "any solution which does not include the 'right of return' and the 'right to all Palestine'" (Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, September 14, 2011).
US Demands Pakistan Cut Ties With Tehrik-i-Taliban
Specifically the administration names the Haqqani network named after a a senior Taliban leader in the northern tribal areas.
Hindustan Times: The Obama administration has sharply warned Pakistan that it must cut ties with a leading Taliban group based in the tribal region along the Afghan border and help eliminate its leaders, according to officials from both countries. In what amounts to an ultimatum, administration officials have indicated that the US will act unilaterally if Pakistan does not comply.This is about as likely as pigs flying but you have to give them credit for at least letting the Pakis know we know they know we know about the shell game they are playing.
The message, delivered in high-level meetings and statements over the past several days, reflects the belief of a growing number of senior officials that a years-long strategy of using persuasion and military assistance to influence Pakistani behaviour has been ineffective.
White House officials and defense secretary Leon E Panetta are said to be adamant in their determination to change the approach, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Columbia University Students Excited About Dining With...
Vertically Challenged Islamic New Hitler
Students at Columbia University say they are “excited” about the prospect of dining with one of the world’s most brutal chief executives, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Scheduled to speak on 23 September 2011 at his fifth United Nations (UN) General Assembly appearance, Ahmadinejad has somehow been permitted to invite Columbia student members of a group called CIRCA, the Columbia International Relations Council and Association, to a private dinner.They are giving Ahmadinejad legitimacy and ignoring what a bas**rd he really is.
When threatened with civil and criminal legal action by the Israel Law Center, Columbia president Lee C. Bollinger hastened to clarify that the event would not be held on campus. Nevertheless, the failure of Columbia students and faculty to recognize the moral repugnancy of appearing anywhere willingly in public with a man personally responsible for directing the vicious suppression of his own people’s struggle to be free, as well as his country’s Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) programs and global terrorist activities is troubling, to say the least.
As Mona Charen asked plaintively in her 16 September 2011 National Review Online op-ed, “Are leading American universities producing moral illiterates?” Unfortunately, the answer to that question clearly is “Yes”[Continue reading]
KSA: Sorcerer? Off With Your Head!!
A Saudi Arabian ministry statement carried by the state news agency, SPA, stated that Abdul Hamid al-Fakki[Sudanese..ed] "practiced witchcraft and sorcery," which are illegal under Saudi Arabia's Islamic sharia law. Al-Fakki was beheaded in the western city of Medina on Monday, the interior ministry announced[...]Poor guy, he is among 42 beheaded this year.
Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under Saudi Arabia's strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law.
How Many Terrorist Groups in Pakistan?
The sectarian group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, has said it was behind Tuesday's gun attacks in western Pakistan in which 29 people were killed.And if you recall Khalid Sheik Mohammad the organizer of the 9/11 attacks has confessed to holding the knife as it was used to brutally behead Daniel Pearl. His thinking was that since Pearl was Jewish, well you know.
Gunmen stopped a bus and killed 26 Shia pilgrims travelling through Mastung in Balochistan province.
They later attacked an ambulance that was carrying people injured in that attack, killing three more people.
Pakistan's authorities banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in 2001 for sectarian violence.
A predominantly Punjabi group with links to al-Qaeda and the Taliban, it is also linked with the 2002 murder of US reporter Daniel Pearl and other militant attacks, particularly in the southern city of Karachi.
So weather its call the Taliban, the Haqqani network. LeT or Lashkar-e-Jhangvi is the samed damn thing. A bunch of Islamic terrorist savages hell bent on murder and blood lust for the other. No matter if the other are Shia, Sufi, Christian, Jews or Americans the common denominator is they want to blame their problems on the other and solve them with murder.
ATF Confirms Three Injured by Car Bomb Near Toledo OH
A spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says a car bomb caused a blast in Michigan that seriously injured a man and his two sons.
Donald Dawkins said Wednesday that investigators were poring over the vehicle for clues who might have planted the device that detonated Tuesday on a street in Monroe.
Authorities have not publicly identified the victims, but Dawkins says they are a father and his two sons. He says agents have spoken with the father. All three victims are listed in serious condition at St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. Monroe is about 35 miles southwest of Detroit and 20 miles north of Toledo.
An FBI spokeswoman in Detroit on Wednesday referred questions to local police and the ATF. State police and ATF investigators were assisting in the investigation, Monroe police said.
State police referred questions to the local police department, and the ATF didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment left early Wednesday morning.
The ATF is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for anyone who provides information leading to an arrest.
Sandcrawler PSA: Omar Tarazi is Epic Loser
Don't mess with Jawas. Ever. Fresh off his epic fail in the Rifqa Bary case Omar took off on a mission of revenge against The Jawa Report and against whomever he thought he could blame. I guess he's a glutton for punishment.
Omar Tarazi, the Ohio lawyer who represented the parents of Rifqa Bary and who had filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against AtlasShrugs.com blogger Pamela Geller, has dismissed his lawsuit with prejudice. The dismissal came on the heels of a court document filed by David Yerushalmi of the Law Offices of David Yerushalmi, P.C., and Robert Muise of the Thomas More Law Center, asking the court to enter a judgment in favor of Pamela Geller....
In the course of her blogging about the case, which also included a rally she organized in Ohio to advocate for Rifqa’s right not to return to her parent’s home, Ms. Geller reported on various stories published at My Pet Jawa and televised on Fox News critical of Mr. Tarazi’s legal representations in court. The central allegation against Tarazi was that he had allegedly perjured himself in court filings in the Ohio juvenile proceedings....
...One of the claims of defamation lodged by Tarazi was that Ms. Geller had linked him to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas front group, which the U.S. Department of Justice had previously named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terror financing trial in Texas. The trial culminated in guilty verdicts for all defendants.
During discovery, Ms. Geller’s lawyers uncovered that Tarazi in fact has personal and professional links to CAIR and argued to the court that Ms. Geller’s statements linking Tarazi to CAIR could not be defamatory because they were true. (A copy of the memorandum is available at www.davidyerushalmilaw.com under Recent Events).
Fed Family: Poker Website Deemed A Social Security Program
NEW YORK – An Internet poker company that was blocked from operating in the U.S. in the spring as part of an online gambling crackdown was "not a legitimate poker company, but a global Ponzi scheme," federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
The popular Full Tilt Poker website illegally raided player accounts to fund operations and make lavish payments to its owners, Justice Department lawyers said in a revised civil lawsuit filed in New York.
Caption This: President Dork
All incompetent leaders who have no clue what you're doing, raise your hand.
BTW, it isn't a photoshop.
Image from Gateway Pundit
It's Come To This
Sexual orientation should be irrelevant in the military. Ideally, we should have the best soldiers possible. However, the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" should not be replaced with "Go Ahead, Flaunt It."
Attn: Adil Madani Taliban Webmaster
Iran Collects its Blood Money
The two American hikers jailed as spies in Iran were released Wednesday on bail into the custody of the Omani envoy in Tehran, Fox News reported.While we're very happy these folks are coming home, we have to realize that in this case for the last week Iran has enjoyed jerking the administration around. Thus making sure that the infidels feel subdued.
Good News: Zawahiri As Likely as UBL to Nuke US
AL-ZAWAHIRI IS at least as committed as bin Laden was to acquiring a nuclear device to use in the United States; assisting the Afghan Taliban to reestablish its Islamic Emirate; continuing to recoup al-Qaeda’s fortunes in Iraq in order to keep inserting fighters into the Levant states and to prepare for Iraq’s inevitable Shia-Sunni civil war; and using al-Qaeda and other mujahideen media to incite the coming generation of Muslims—especially in the English-speaking world—to join the jihad. Like his predecessor, al-Zawahiri believes martyrdom missions inflict the most damage on the enemy at the least cost to the insurgents.At least the prospect has the moderate Muslims at Islam Online all aflutter.
Update: Islam Online was formed by Muslim Brotherhood leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi. While the site is written in Egypt it is headquartered in Qatar, The Qatar government forced his removal from Islam Online's board because of his radical stance.
If any of that makes you feel kind of edgy, its for good reason. See here.
Stakelbeck on Terror: The "Arab Spring" and Obama's Engagement with the Muslim Brotherhood
Erick Stakelbeck at CBN News sends:
It's been one year since CBN News aired the Stakelbeck on Terror special, "The Muslim Brotherhood in America."
Now, CBN News has brought back the same panel of experts to examine the Brotherhood's growing power in 2011.
Former FBI special agent John Guandolo and investigative journalist Patrick Poole say the revolutions sweeping across the Arab world have made the Brotherhood stronger than ever, not only in the Middle East, but in America.
Last year's program on the Muslim Brotherhood is here:
September 20, 2011
Charles Johnson Has A New Title
Apparently, in little Jazzy the Amazing Pony Tailed Man's fevered little brain, being a Christian and supporting Israel puts you on the short list for entry into Bellevue.
Yeah, sorry, Chuck. Your post shows you for what you truly have become. An Israel hating, Obama loving, Socialist turd.
You know, we in the blogosphere used to joke about Glen Reynolds and that he blends puppies and kills hobos. Right now, it wouldn't surprise me one bit to find you on the news one day, standing over the body of a homeless person. That's how far into madness you have fallen.
One thing, though, Amazing Jazzy Pony Tail Man, while you're caterwauling about right wing Christian fundamentalist hatemongers, you sure don't seem to have a problem taking their money you fucking hypocrite.
Saudis Hate This Commercial
I mean I like oil, Saudi oil, Canadian oil, American Oil. It all burns baby.
But why do the Saudis hate the truth? Well it kind of paints, you know, Islam as if its backward third world gutter religion. Well, if you don't like the truth CHANGE IT!
I know the Saudis are our allies against terror, remember al-Qaeda wants to depose them as bad or worse than they want to kill Americans. And not for a more moderate Islamic state either.
No this is about capitalism. The Saudi needs to compete in the open market of ideas or STFU. We can't run around all day kissing their ass and covering up things just to be nice. Compete in the open marketplace of ideas or lose out. Its that simple.
Hat Tip: Atlas Shrugs.
Taliban: Listen Up, Revolutions Are Not A Substitue For Jihad!!
Cuz, unless the Arab revolutions are for Allah & Shariah then you don't know terrorism in the way of, errr jihad in the way of Allah[MEMRI translated]
Or, you could say it another way, you don't know jacksh*t.
The Taliban also has part of it in English on their website.
Spain Arrests Cuban YouTuber for al Qaeda Aid
YouTube, it's where the Jihad is at! All we know about this guy is that:
-his initials are J.E.F.M.
-he's a Cuban convert living in Spanish resort town of Cala Ratjada-Capdepera, on the island of Mallorca.
-he's been active on YouTube with over 1,000+ vidoes uploaded and made in support of al Qaeda and terrorism
-he's been active on the forums
-he flew to Pakistan to join al Qaeda, but the Pakistanis sent him home
We'll let you know when we learn more.
Good News!! Al Shabaab radio station awards rifles and bombs to, get this ... Contest winning children..
They must really be hard up for recruits! h/t Andrea
Terror in Toledo? FBI Raids IHOP in Apparent Terror Finance Investigation -- False Alarm? -- UPD: Maazen Kadir Target of Probe?
Details at this point are sketchy as to the motives behind a series of raids this morning on a string of IHOPs in the Toledo, Ohio area. Local news sources suggest that the joint FBI/Homeland Security raid was part of a terror finance investigation.
One news source cites an FBI agent declining to comment on the raid because the "search warrants are sealed". This is suggestive of terrorism cases which usually operate under sealed warrants.
If this is a terror finance case, then I'm guessing the real target of the investigation is the owner of the franchise. Does any one know who that is?
Thanks to HMF
UPDATE: False alarm?
Patrick Lenow, director of corporate communications for DineEquity, parent company of IHOP and Applebee’s, said the company and franchise owner Terry Elks are cooperating.So, maybe this is just an immigration raid?
“We have been told by authorities it does not involve terrorism,” he said.
UPDATE: Not so fast, maybe it wasn't the franchise owner who was being targeted. Maybe it was one of his managers ....
And since the raids were conducted in both Ohio and Indiana, then I'd guess it was the Area Manager who was the target. His name is Maazen Kadir.
And this update to the post linked above at WTOL says that Kadir's storage units were also raided.
UPDATE: Check this out, apparently "Terry Elk's" real name is .... Tarek Elkafrawi.
Given the denial of a terror investigation, what do we have here? Is terror financing just far enough from terrorism itself that this is one of those denials that skirts the edge of the truth?
I think one thing we can't discount is that immigration scams come in all sizes and in all nationalities. Of course, the last time we noted a raid allegedly tied to immigration fraud, it turned out the company perpetuating the fraud was itself a front for an American who helped plan the Mumbai massacre.
Taliban Murder Afghan Tasked with Making Peace with Taliban -- UPD: While Obama Prepares to Make Peace with Taliban
Two Taliban walk into the home of the former President and current head of the "Peace Council", no one walks out:
At attack at his home in Kabul has left former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani dead, "two government sources" tell The Associated Press.This must be part of that "political solution" strategery that I keep hearing about.
Reuters also reports that Rabbani, who most recently was chairman of Afghanistan's High Peace Council, was killed ... The Peace Council has been negotiating with the Taliban in recent years ....
NPR's Quil Lawrence tells the Newscast Desk that officials say two men who said they were Taliban members and wished to turn themselves in came to Rabbani's home, and that one of the men is suspected of having concealed a bomb.
Hey, let's negotiate with these guys update:
Kabul police source tells CNN suicide bomber went to Rabani house under pretense of talks about reconciliation.Hooray diplomacy!
Maybe we should just save every one the hassle and help the economy at the same time by selling the Taliban the bombs they are going to use to kill our negotiator with?
What A Wonderful World
A beautiful, time-lapse video recorded by the International Space Station. Makes all our violence and unrest on earth seem so insignificant and petty.
From Durham Kelly (Youtube uploader):
We begin over the Pacific Ocean and fly over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the Amazon.
The white flashes are thunder storms!
Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line) and the stars of our galaxy.
(Hat Tip: IHateTheMedia)
Like Garlic to Vampires: "I am not a Jew" Swag
Song About Peaceful Inner Struggle on YouTube
A guy with a suicide vest, a missile launcher, and a sniper rifle accompanied by a song dedicated to 'jihad'. I'm guessing this is that inner struggle I keep hearing about.
Israel IMFA: No conditions, no taboos - Let's just sit down and talk
Well said, but..
Our prez is no help either, scrubbing all reference of Jerusalem, capital of Israel from the White House website. Even scrubbed GW's reference too
Pro-pali controls media narrative. For instance, NY Times headline "Israel Reoccupies Embassy in Cairo"[Israellycool]
National Review: No to the Palestinian State
Somali Pirates Murder British Man, Kidnap His Wife
Residents in Haradhere district, some 420km northeast of Mogadishu, have confirmed to the media that a British woman was being held hostage by Somali pirates.She is indeed being held by pirates. They are not al-Shabaab but they are Muslim.
Ms Judith Tebbutt, 56, was kidnapped from the coast of Kenya while her husband, David Tebbutt, 58, was allegedly killed by the armed kidnappers.
Mr Abdullahi Mohamed Farah, an elder in Haradhere, told Shabelle, an independent broadcaster in Mogadishu on Sunday, that the Briton was spotted in the area.
Other sources, contacting the media in Mogadishu Monday, stated that the Briton was not in good condition, reflecting the difficult situation she had been exposed to over the past week.
The reports reaching Mogadishu late on Sunday indicated that the pirates took Ms Tebbutt from the coastal area to inland territory.
One pirate now says than in addition to being witness to the murder of her husband she is now ill. No way to know if this is a ploy to up the ransom or what.
That's some way for Muslims to treat a guest? It thought it was Haram to kidnap and murder guests?
We demand her immediate release and pray that those who kidnapper her and murdered her husband meet swift justice, preferably delivered by Kilroy.
Texas Tea Partiers Call on Rick Perry to Address Illegal Immigration
Americans across the nation are just starting to learn what Texans have known for years: Rick Perry is not a believer in strong enforcement of immigration laws, and Texans are 'fed up' with it.
Video via KXAN (click to play):
Texas Tea Party leaders are unhappy with Gov. Rick Perry’s immigration-related positions and want him to call another special legislative session to give state lawmakers a third opportunity to ban sanctuary cities.
“This is an issue that is simmering and bubbling up to the surface … We are tired of lip service. We are fed up. We are fed up, too, Gov. Perry,” Texas Tea Party Caucus Advisory Committee chair JoAnn Fleming of Tyler said Monday.
Below the fold, additional video from the Texas Tribune:
More details courtesy of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
The Tea Party representatives presented Perry's office with more than 3,000 signatures.
"Although we do not necessarily hold you completely responsible for the inexcusable actions of the House and Senate members during the regular and special sessions, the ball is now squarely in your court," the Tea Party letter says. "It is solely within your power as Governor to call the legislature into session and demand they complete the important work that they promised their constituents they would do."
The letter cited a recent University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll showing that Texas voters consider illegal immigration the most important problem facing the state. Inadequate border security ranked second.
Debunking the Palestine Lie
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has launched an international campaign to achieve recognition by the United Nations for an independent Palestinian state. Abbas and his international supporters claim that only Israel (with the United States) stands in the way of this act of historical justice, which would finally bring about peace in the Middle East.Hat Tip: Instapundit.
This video debunks the Palestinians' claim and shows that Abbas has been lying about the origins and history of the conflict. Palestinian leaders have rejected partition plans that would have given them much more land for their independent state than the Jews were offered for theirs. Rather than being the innocent victims of a "dispossession" at the hands of the Israelis, the Palestinians rejected reasonable compromises and instead pursued their aim of getting rid of the only Jewish state in the world.
September 19, 2011
ATTN YouTube User mudipistol
You're also our beotch, bitch!
Lashkar-e-Taiba is specially designated on the U.S. State Department list of Foreign Terrorist Organization by U.S. (26 Dec 2001); Banned in UK. (2001); Banned in Pakistan (2002); Related Jama'at-ud-Da'wah (JUD) party banned by US. (2006), sanctioned by the UN. (2008), banned in E.U (2010)
Like Howie said: "The promotion of known specially designated terrorist entities on YouTube and elsewhere on the internet is known to result in dead bodies".
Thanks everyone, that makes three users OWND. 1 yesterday and 2 today! Choose your next target from the list above.
h/t Andrea for the heads up.
Update by Howie: Count down to 1630 this AM. Sweet! That's a nice trend.
Think Progress Thinks 6% ROI = Robber Barron
Today's liberal BS story of the day winner is Think Progress. Who demonizes Rep John Fleming for clearing 6% on a 6.3 million dollar budget for his personal business.
Fleming said raising taxes on wealthy “job creators” is a terrible idea that kills jobs because many of these people are small business owners who pay taxes through personal income rates.So flemming is not only supporting 500 people with jobs, he spends 6.3 million to earn 400k per year.
Fleming is himself a businesses owner, so Jansing asked, “If you have to pay more in taxes, you would get rid of some of those employees?” Fleming responded by saying that while his businesses made $6.3 million last year, after you “pay 500 employees, you pay rent, you pay equipment, and food,” his profits “a mere fraction of that” — “by the time I feed my family, I have maybe $400,000 left over.” Watch it:
Which the comments there seem to equate with Robber Baron.
It makes me wonder how many of them would be satisfied with a 6 percent ROI on 6 million +. Would Warren Buffett be happy with a %6 return? I think not.
I'm getting tired of the dead motorcycle meme and a few other BS lefty stories that frame issues in the most ridiculous manner.
I mean who really believes that a hospital, who is required by law to treat acute injuries, would throw a seriously injured person out of the ER?
But then again liberals like the Solyndra model much better. High paying jobs making solar panels for $6 and selling them for $3. Works out great.....Great for the conservatives who will get a great deal at the auction.
Some of this stuff is just beyond belief.
John Fleming can have my vote and John, hire me... I mean I'm not unemployed but one can never stop looking for the right opportunity, or maybe my boy, he needs to learn that dollars are hard to come by.
Airline Groper Arrested
(London, England) A 25-year-old schoolteacher, Katherine Goldberg, has been accused of groping a Virgin Atlantic steward at 33,000 feet and demanding sex after drinking a pint of whisky on a flight from South Africa to England. Apparently, she craved nuts with her cocktails.
Goldberg faces charges of sexual assault and being drunk on an aircraft.
Goldberg, who is of South African heritage, is understood to have been returning from visiting relatives when the alleged incident took place on an Airbus A340-600 at 5.30am British time on August 24.Goldberg is free on bail awaiting a court appearance next week.
On Tuesday her lawyer, Francis Brennan, told magistrates in Uxbridge, West London that he hoped his client would be let off one of the charges with a caution.
Meanwhile in other sex-related news, it has been reported that some men are using cell phone cameras to secretly take pictures up the skirts of women in public. The offense is said to be a gateway crime to more serious perversions.
ATTN YouTube User abdullahsarim
You're our beotch, bitch!
Howie's count for LeT[Yesterday update on my post]
By my count we've worked to remove about 100 LeT vids in the past few weeks. My count for LeT. Started around 1740 and was down to around 1660. So this means its lower today right?Count as of this writing is 1650, yes keep it up.
Wrong. The Jihadis are a stubborn pesky little bunch and given Youtube's total lack of pro-activity on this matter my count today us up to 1690. So keep it up kids...
Thanks for helping!
Glorifying 2008 Mumbai Terrorist Okay On Google's YouTube[
Yes, YouTube hasn't suspended him yet].......... OWND Thanks everyone!! Keep it up
US Court Lengthens Terrorist Sentence, UK Court Shortens
There are just days when you want to find the closest member of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and just kiss them:
Jose Padilla, convicted in 2007 of conspiring to commit terrorism, could be facing more time in prison.Granted that the ideal outcome would have been for the Court to take him out back and shoot him in the back of the head Lubyanka style, but barring that I think an increased sentence is a bit of good news.
The 11th Circuit today ruled that that the 17-year prison sentence he received from Florida federal judge Marcia Cooke is far too lenient.
UPDATE: I guess this is one of those cosmic balance things. Would it be so much to ask the Universe for a day with just good news?
An al Qaeda terrorist, who was given a jail sentence of 10 years in Britain in 2008, has been released early from prison.
Thirty-two-year-old Habib Ahmed was convicted after being caught smuggling code books written in invisible ink into the UK.
He was part of a British terror cell that according to the police were planning a massacre in the country.
Despite a jail sentence of ten years, Ahmed has now been released and is living at a bail hostel in Manchester, the Telegraph reports.
41 On Trial for al Qaeda Links in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is trying 41 "militants" for involvement in terrorism, mostly for links to al Qaeda and al Qaeda in Iraq.
How bad is it in Saudi Arabia? Back in April the Saudis claimed they had arrested 11,527 for terror involvement since Sept. 11th.
That's a country with a population the roughly the size of Texas with over 11,000 people arrested for terror ties in the past ten years. That's approximately 1,000 terrorists a year from a single country.
That can't be good.
Video: Jedi Dogs
You don't know the power of the bark side!
Obligatory Mayweather vs Ortiz Controversy Post
Seems to me the ref put his hands together at 0:34. That means box AND protect yourself AT ALL TIMES.
Ortiz needed to stop sucking up for the head butt and box.
Muslims Murder Beer Drinkers in Burundi
rmed men from Congo burst into a pub in the central African nation of Burundi and killed 36 people, an official said Monday. One wounded man said an attacker yelled: "Make sure there's no survivors."Sharia law forbids alcohol consumption and those they consider enemies are often targeted in attacks against so called vice.
Burundi, a tiny nation still reeling from a civil war that killed more than 250,000 people, is awash in weapons but attacks like the one Sunday night are rare. Still, the region borders eastern Congo, which is wracked by violence from a myriad of rebel groups.
• Army for the Liberation of Rwanda (ALIR)
• National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA)
• Popular Self-Defense Forces (FAP)
• West Nile Bank Front (WNBF)
Terror Arrests in Birmingham
Update: Owner Of One Home Raided Served Time For Foiled Plot To Kidnap & Behead a British Muslim Soldier
Six men and a woman have been arrested in Birmingham in a large anti-terrorism operation, West Midlands Police say.Expect updates, there is a large Jihadi community there. We've been tracking several folks ourselves as well who are related to Islampolicy, al-Shikuh forum, Ansar al-Mujahideen forum as well as several terror supporting blogs, youtube channels and propaganda distribution.
The men, aged between 25 and 32, are being held on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism in the UK.
The woman, 22, is held on suspicion of failing to disclose information contrary to the Terrorism Act 2000.
The arrests are thought to be the most significant this year, BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said.
It is understood the investigation, which has involved security service MI5, relates to suspected Islamist extremism.
But the arrests are not thought to be related to the Liberal Democrats' conference which is taking place at the city's International Convention Centre.
I have this feeling that at least some of the names, when they are released will be familiar to Jawas.
Update more here from the Guardian which claims the arrests thwarted a major attack.
Guardian: Counter-terrorism officers have arrested seven people, fearing they were in the "advanced stages" of planning a mass-casualty attack on the British mainland, the Guardian has learned.Update by SH: The Telegraph states one of the homes raided is registered to Mohammed Irfan who was convicted, served 4 years for his part in a scheme to to kidnap, behead a Muslim British soldier
...Police say the plot, which they believe to be al-Qaida inspired, was thwarted after counter-terrorism officials received or developed intelligence about the men.
...West Midlands police said it had led a "major counter-terrorism operation" which was intelligence-led. The operation involved the domestic security service, MI5, with officers from Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism command supporting the Birmingham-based force.
The terrorist threat level for the UK remained at "substantial" after the arrests. It was lowered from the higher level of "severe" in July.
The home of a man convicted of being involved in a plot to behead a British soldier was raided as police arrested six men and a woman as part of a counter-terrorism operation.Stay tuned
Security sources believe that the men, from Birmingham, are part of a potential al-Qaeda suicide bomb plot which was under guidance from Pakistan.
The group had been under MI5 surveillance for several weeks before the arrests on Sunday night although it is unclear where or when the suspected plot was to be carried out.[...]
One of the houses searched is registered to Mohammed Irfan, who was jailed for four years in 2008 for his part in a plot to kidnap a British Muslim soldier and behead him live on the internet[...]
Two of the men arrested were named by relatives as brothers Bahader and Ashik Ali.
Ashik Ali’s former wife Salma Kabal, 22, and her family live in one of the houses raided by police[...]
One neighbour, who did not want to be identified, said: " Ashik had an Islamic beard and was unemployed when he lived here.
"I heard that he wanted Salma to move to Karachi with him and live in a madras but she refused
ATTN YouTube User MrContractkiller99
You're our beotch, bitch!!
Thanks to all who helped!
Update By Howie: By my count we've worked to remove about 100 LeT vids in the past few weeks. My count for LeT. Started around 1740 and was down to around 1660. So this means its lower today right?
Wrong. The Jihadis are a stubborn pesky little bunch and given Youtube's total lack of pro-activity on this matter my count today us up to 1690. So keep it up kids...
The promotion of known specially designated terrorist entities on Youtube and elsewhere on the internet is known to result in dead bodies.
September 18, 2011
Look at this Wall St. Day of Rage rager at your own risk!
Glorifying 2008 Mumbai Terrorist Okay On Google's YouTube (Updated)
UPDATE OWND, post here. Thanks everyone, you are on a roll. Keep doing what you're doing, more to go. 3 users down so far from our list.
2 more videos if this one goes. UPDATE: I erred, it has 17 videos. Flag as many as you have time for. Joined Sept 6th and probably a repeat offender. UPDATE: 1 down, 16 left.
You know what to do Jawas. Thanks in advance!
Thanks to Andrea and related via Andrea
From our YouTube Hall of Shame, hereafter called HoS (careful with that acronym now), we are posting short playlists below of videos for our CJ partners and their followers. Anyone who would like their own playlist for their site - just ask and it shall be yours!CJ partners are : Un:dhimmi and Creeping Sharia She has another one that is interesting, a playlist for Loonwatch although they believe terrorist videos are protected under the 1st Amendment. Maybe if they watched their playlist they will get a clue, not counting on it though.
Jawa - Target - Lashkar e taiba
You can add this if need be if "supports terrorism" doesn't work. I use promotes hate or violence citing religion:
Lashkar-e-Taiba is designated on U.S. State Department list of Foreign Terrorist Organization by U.S. (26 Dec 2001); Banned in UK. (2001); Banned in Pakistan (2002); Related Jama'at-ud-Da'wah (JUD) party banned by US. (2006), sanctioned by the UN. (2008), banned in E.U (2010)
Lashkar-e-Taiba (Urdu: لشکرطیبہ [ˈləʃkər eː ˈt̪ɛːjbaː]; literally Army of the Good, translated as Army of the Righteous, or Army of the Pure) – also transliterated as Lashkar-i-Tayyaba, Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, Lashkar-i-Taiba, Lashkar Taiba or LeT The organization is banned as a terrorist organization by India, Pakistan, the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Russia and Australia.
American Islamic Group Supports Ban On "Foreign Law" Which Includes Sharia
Take that CAIR/ACLU[Emphasis mine]
....In a separate debate, the American Islamic Leadership Conference (AILC) recently announced support for a Michigan bill (HB 4679) that would prevent state judges from utilizing foreign laws. This, to the surprise of some, would include Sharia law. This group, comprised of Muslim adherents, is opposed do any state court decisions that would conflict with American law. In an official release, the group writes:Good on them for speaking out, I hope other Muslim groups join them in speaking out against CAIR's frivolous lawsuits.As American Muslims, we believe that the law should treat people of all faiths equally, while protecting Muslims and non-Muslims alike from extremist attempts to use the legal instrument of shari‘ah (also known as Islamic jurisprudence, or fiqh) to incubate, within the West, a highly politicized and dangerous understanding of Islam that is generally known as “Islamism,” or “radical Islam.”[...]
As American Muslims we are conscious of the fact that Muslim Brotherhood legacy groups [CAIR...ed] and other Islamists and their surrogates in the U.S. are trying their best to portray any opposition to manifestations of shari‘ah law as “racism” and “discrimination against Muslims.”
Good News! Palestinian Authority Chose Mother Of 4 Pali Terrorists, Get This...
To Launch Statehood Campaign
The Palestinian Authority chose the mother of 4 terrorist murderers, one of whom killed seven Israeli civilians and attempted to killed twelve others, as the person to launch their statehood campaign with the UN.What, did they choose her because of the mostestest or the leastestest terrorists she produced in her womb?
In a widely publicized event, the PA had Latifa Abu Hmeid lead the procession to the UN offices in Ramallah and to hand over a letter for the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.
The official PA daily reported that she launched the UN campaign last week, and noted that she is the "mother of seven prisoners and of the Shahid (Martyr) Abd Al-Mun'im Abu Hmeid." However, the paper did not mention that 4 of her imprisoned sons are murderers[...]
The four sons are serving a total of 18 life sentences for the following crimes:
Nasser Abu Hmeid - 7 life sentences + 50 years - commander in Fatah's military wing the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in Ramallah. Convicted of killing seven Israeli civilians and 12 attempted murders.
Nasr Abu Hmeid - 5 life sentences - Member of terror faction of Fatah, Tanzim, and convicted of involvement in two terror attacks and arms dealing.
Sharif Abu Hmeid - 4 life sentences - a member in one of the brothers' units carrying out terror attacks against civilians and soldiers. Accompanied a suicide bomber to his attack in March 2002.
Muhammad Abu Hmeid - 2 life sentences + 30 years - involvement in terror attacks.
A fifth son, Abd Al-Mun'im Muhammad Yusuf Naji Abu Hmeid, the one reffered to as "Martyr," was a member of the military wing of Hamas, Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, and planned and carried out the ambush and murder of an Israeli intelligence officer.[Continue reading]
IED Found At Adi's at Coney Island in Southwest Detroit
This happened yesterday, story updated last night at 7:56 PM EDT
Lady darn lucky she and others weren't hurt.
Abu Hafs al Shahri confirmed killed in Predator strike in Pakistan
Abu Hafs al Shahri, whom US intelligence officials have described as al Qaeda's operations chief for Pakistan, has been confirmed killed in the Sept. 11 Predator airstrike in Pakistan's tribal agency of North Waziristan. Shahri, whose real name is Osama Hamud Gharman al Shahri, was listed among the 85-most-wanted terrorists by Saudi Arabia in 2009.I don't know why... or how....but there has been a breakthrough by US intel to ID and target senior leadership since the strike on OBL...this whould bring to 8(eight) leadership kills since that May night.
According to Al Hayat Online, Shahri's mother was contacted "by a relative of her son's wife who is a foreigner" to inform her of her son's death. "His family received condolences on his death in Riyadh," the newspaper continued. Al Qaeda has yet to release an official martyrdom statement announcing his death, but when an operative is killed the terror group routinely notifies his family.
As Rusty said to me the other day when I mentioned there seems to have been a breakthrough......WHY?........who cares PASS the POPCORN!!!
September 17, 2011
Bodies hanging from bridge in Mexico are warning to social media users
They probably picked up random people to scare those opposed to them. Although, Facebook and Google+ wants everyone to use their real name. Dunno about the sites mentioned in video, I would hope they are anonymous. If not, they sure as hell should be.
h/t Pat Dollard
Syrian Anti-Regime Cleric: "Tear Christians Into Pieces..
Ain't the continuing Arab spring lovely!
OMG! The Neo-Marxist, Etc. (USDayofRage) Revolution Televised By Evil Corporations!! (Updated)
Austin, Texas USDOR idiots are holding a protest from 3 to 6pm at Waterloo Park. Notice they plan on attending the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park. The festival is sponsored by evil corporations!!
UPDATE: I think Michelle Malkin has the best descriptions of these ragers
What do they want? They’re not really sure.Also, The Blaze has lots of images plus their YouTube channel has videos from the ragers "livestream". Notice video #1 is of a woman wearing a Keffiyeh. Naturally, Free Free Palestine has gotta take part!!
When do they want it? For a couple of months, or until the weather gets too cold, anyway.
A bunch of adrift Alinskyites and disorganized organizers from a group called “Adbusters” are converging in New York City for some reason or other. They’re bringing tents, sleeping bags, yoga instructors, face paint — and at some point, they’ll get around to deciding what their “one demand” is[More..]
September 16, 2011
Chainsaws: they're not just for zombies anymore!
AQIM Threatens US Embassy
I'm becoming more and more bullish about our chances of deteriorating AQ Central's operational capacity.
But AQIM? Not so much.
The Tribal Update interviews General Tantawi and brings you to the deck of a Turkish warship
Two Arrested for Terror Financing in Finland
It will be interesting to learn a) who they were raising funds for b) if they were using Finland to collect funds from abroad before funneling to, say, Pakistan c) or if they were collecting money in Finland from some diaspora or another?
Thanks to Berger.
Sailor In Hawaii Finds Message In Bottle Sent From Japan In 2006
BARKING SANDS, Hawaii - An unexpected treasure was found underneath the sizzling sun on the beaches of the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) Sept. 15. The treasure was discovered by Petty Officer Jon Moore during PMRF's participation in the Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup Day. What Moore found was a literal message-in-a-bottle among a collection of ocean debris picked up on a one mile stretch of the base's coastline[...]
The bottle was sent from young Saki Arikawa -- a sixth grade student at the time -- in Kagoshima, Japan and traveled more than 4,000 miles and five years before it was discovered on the Westside of Kauai. The bottle contained a letter, four origami flowers and a photo of Arikawa's sixth grade class.
"I looked over and saw the bottle. I jokingly thought it would have a treasure map inside, but it actually had a message," said Moore [...]
I'll definitely respond. I want to write back to the school and get their thoughts," said Moore.
The message is more than just a letter to Moore. When he found it, it reminded him of home. Though originally from Guyana, South America, he considers Japan home since his wife and son reside there and he's excited to tell them about what he found. He plans on visiting Kagoshima on his next trip home to visit his family.
Now We Know What Xariif Was Up To
Impregnating a pig? Xariif, how could you!?!?!?!
Tuscon's Davis-Monthan AFB On Lockdown
TUCSON, Ariz. (The Blaze/AP) – An Air Force Base near Tucson has stepped up security and limited traffic into and out of the base because of an unspecified security situation.Stay tuned.
UPDATE: Via KVOA
TUCSON - News 4 Tucson's Lorraine Rivera says that multiple people leaving the base told her that there was a civilian shooter on the base.UPDATE II: Via FoxPhoenix
Tucson Fire Department says they are responding to DMAFB for possible patient with multiple gun-shot-wounds. News 4 Crews saw multiple TFD emergency vehicle enter and exit the base.
The person who was shot has been taken to a local hospital, and the shooter is reportedly isolated in one building on the base.UPDATE III: Strike what you read on second update. Short news conference, no one has been shot or taken to the hospital. They are still on lockdown due to person seen on base carrying what looked like a gun. Still investigating it
Good News! JihadJane Warfare Game
What's next, Zach Chesser Warfare game at Comedy Central?
Via Creeping Sharia
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Interact with bombs where you are or use unmanned drones to extend your reach to up to 20km. Inspect location based activity streams, display a list of bombs in your location and use drones to explore the map of your area.
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Obama Bumper Sticker Leads To Arrest
A paroled killer’s “Obama” bumper sticker was the break that helped cops nab the man accused of the cold-blooded murder of a Tedeschi’s convenience store clerk, jurors in Edward Corliss’ murder trial learned yesterday. [...]
After the shocking 2009 execution, [Parole Officer] Devlin learned police were looking for a car exactly like his parolee’s and dropped the dime that led cops to Corliss. Police said security video images of the robber’s getaway car show the same Obama-touting vehicle. (Source)
I can think of other reasons to prosecute Obama supporters, but I wouldn't want to stoop to that level.
Abbas Accuses Jews Of Releasing Zionist Pigs Against Against His People!!
Zionist Shark deeply offended, click here or image for more.
Good News: GIMF Terrorist Freed in Germany After .... 4 Years -- Email a terrorist!
A hearty welcome back to Mohammad Mahmoud, aka "Abu Usama al-Gharib", from a long time fan at The Jawa Report -- me! Al-Gharib was jailed for his leadership at the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) where he produced videos in support of al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. He also planned terrorist attacks against Germany and Austria.
For this he got .... four years? A terrorist gets four years in Germany. One can't help but wonder how long he would have been locked up had his plans come to fruition and people were killed. Ten, eleven years?
Let's just hope that his cell mate in prison made life interesting for him.
If you'd like to contact our ol' friend Mahmoud, he can be reached at: email@example.com
Thanks to his non-sarcastic fan Linda G. Richards in Washington for the tip.
Note to Linda: Now that you're back in the terrorism fan club, it's only fair to warn you .....
PS-- Also h/t to Ronin -- who apparently forgot that he can posts things not related to goat porn.
Is that Samir Khan behind that goat? Nope! It's Chuck Testa. Sammy finished up a little earlier.
YouTube Promoting Hamas
When a video promoting Hamas has the word Hamas in the title, I'm not sure how else to interpret the fact that YouTube hasn't pulled the plug on the video for the four years it's been up other than that they are okay with promotion of the terrorist group.
Han Solo Getting Gay with Chewie?
The lowest circle of hell: Hitler, Stalin, & George Lucas:
In other words, players will have the ability to engage in homosexual decisions and conversations with Non-Player Characters (NPCs), known as “Companions” that are assigned to the player. For example: Han Solo and Chewie from the movies. Basically, a child can play a Han Solo-type character and your Companion, Chewie, will ask if you would like to engage in a homosexual relationship.Downside? We now know why Boba Fett had to clone himself some children.
Upside? Princess Leia in the metal bikini + Oola = some freaky deaky good times!
When Your Faith Can't Compete, Criminalize Conversions
Two major distinctions between a cult and a religion is that a cult limits member's contact with outside groups and a cult will attempt to punish those who leave.
Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism all have one thing in common Islam doesn't. They do not fear their followers being exposed to other faiths and they do not seek to punish those who choose to leave.
(Hat Tip: BigPeace)
UPDATE by Rusty: Lot's of faiths have consequences for their followers leaving: threats of hell, excommunication, or ostracizing.
The difference here is that these people want legal consequences.
That doesn't make this a problem of Islam, but a problem of Islamism. Which is a problem in nearly all Muslim countries, even so-called secular and moderate ones like Malaysia.
If Muslims want to say you are going to hell if you convert to Christianity, then that's their prerogative. If they want you to go to jail then this is a violation of basic human rights. It also makes them an Islamist.
Muslims Walk Into A Bar; No One Survives
Seriously. The Islamists killed them.
Gunmen shot dead four people in a bar in the northeastern Nigerian town of Maiduguri in the latest strike by a radical Islamist sect, police said.
Sudden Jihad in MO Update
Bob McCarty has this update on the Mohamed H. Dawood case in which Dawood murdered a man at a bus terminal and apparently intended to continue shooting bystanders but his gun jammed.
Sudden jihad syndrome? Maybe, but given that Dawood asked the police if he could get back on the bus if he quit shooting people I'm thinking batshit crazy may have been the prime motivator.
Not every Muslim with a gun is a jihadist.
But crazy and motivated by jihad are not mutually exclusive categories either.
We'll keep an eye on this one.
US Bombs al-Shabaab
If there is only one thing that Obama does well, he's pretty good at killing the right people most of the time.
Radio Netherlands: The sound of aircraft and heavy explosions was heard around Somalia's Islamist controlled Kismayo region in the south of the conflict-torn country, residents said on Friday.
The blasts late Thursday in a jungle near the port town of Kismayo followed several overflights by suspected military planes.
"We heard planes flying over Kismayo and minutes later there were at least three explosions," local resident Mohamed Ali told AFP by phone.
"I think the planes fired missiles because there were also sounds of anti-aircraft weapons fired by the Shebab fighters," Ali added, referring to the Al-Qaeda linked rebels that control huge swathes of southern Somalia.
Abdikarim Samow, another resident, said he heard explosions and saw terrified residents.
"The aircraft fired heavy missiles into a jungle area where the Shebab established training camps, but we don't know more," Samow said.
Niger Kills Three al-Qaeda Fighters Captures 50
An army patrol in Niger has attacked a convoy carrying suspected al-Qaeda militants, killing three of them, the country's defence minister says.Hooray!
Mahamadou Karidio said in a statement that the clash occurred in the Agadez region in the remote northern desert.
Arms were recovered and more than 50 young men who had been forcibly recruited were captured, he said.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is active in Niger, Mali and Algeria, often capturing hostages for ransom.
Protest In Jordan By Mostly Palestinians
Mostly a FAIL
Efforts to organize a million-person march on the Israeli Embassy in Jordan’s capital concluded on Thursday with about 200 pro-Palestinian protesters cordoned off by nearly as many Jordanian police and security officers in a vacant lot about a mile away from the diplomatic mission.
In other news, Abbas has or is planning to seek recognition of Palestinian statehood from the UN. Here is what Captain Backbone's peeps pandered to a Jewish audience:
Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said America is not involved in trying to tone down a draft U.N. resolution on Palestinian statehood.
The Obama administration has vowed to veto any Palestinian statehood resolution that reaches the U.N. Security Council.
Rice sought to counter the notion that Obama has fallen short of the mark on Israel. She said Obama has done more than any previous president to ratchet up the pressure and sanctions on Iran, and has enhanced Israel’s security by increasing foreign military financing. She also noted the praise that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and ex-Mossad chief Ephraim Halevy lavished on Obama for helping secure the safe release of Israeli diplomatic personnel in Cairo who were trapped in their embassy last Friday while an Egyptian mob broke into and ransacked the building.
British tourist kidnapped in Kenya 'held by al-Shabaab'
Somalia's government says it believes a British tourist kidnapped in Kenya is being held by the Islamist insurgent group al-Shabab.I pray for her safe return....
Judith Tebbutt, 56, was kidnapped by gunmen from a remote Kenyan resort at Kiwayu, near Lamu island.
The gang also shot dead her 58-year-old husband, David Tebbutt.
Somalia's defence minister, Hussein Arab Issa, said Mrs Tebbutt, from Hertfordshire, had been taken across the border into Somalia by al-Shabab.
UPDATE: Report: Al Qaedas al Shabaab to use her as a human shield because US bombed one of their bases. No, they are just cowards..
Palestinian killed, settler wounded in West Bank clashes
Violent clashes erupt in Kusra south of Nablus; IDF sends in troops to break up crowds; PA might be unable to control demonstrators.Why anyone believed PA would control the crowds is beyond me.
PA goes before the UN today to ask for statehood. Dear UN members, shut 'em down please... remember the Palis on 9/11
Must read: The ‘judenrein’ state of Palestine
Emerson "Mushooms Mustache Physically Excites Me" Begolly Sentencing Trial Delayed
The sentencing of an Armstrong County man on federal terrorism-related charges has been moved to Jan. 30, according to a judge's order filed Thursday.Hmmm, article doesn't explain why.
Emerson Begolly, 22, of Redbank, pleaded guilty in August to soliciting terrorist acts on a pro-jihad website and carrying a firearm during a scuffle with federal agents in January. He filed a sealed motion asking for a change in the sentencing date.More...
Begolly archives here
September 15, 2011
Hitler Informed AttackWatch Has Become A Laughing Stock
You knew this was coming sooner or later.
Finally: A twitter fight where someone really should get killed!
Earlier this week the Taliban announced they had a new twitter channel. They've had twitter accounts before (hello, violation of the law any one?) but this time is different: this time, they're talking to the ISAF. And the ISAF is talking back.
While the twitter fight between the Taliban and the ISAF is interesting, couldn't we just settle this like men and bomb the hell out of Qari Yousef Mohammad and "Dr." Zabihullah Mujahid (the Taliban spokesmen)? Both are known Taliban operatives and at least one of them is in Quetta, Pakistan.
As enemy combatants, killing them is not only legal under the rules of war ... but it just seems like the right thing to do. I mean, we've all wanted to kill someone over the stupid things they've said on twitter. Now is our chance!
Scarlett Johannson Nude Pics
Or, why we haven't heard from Howie for the last five hours?
I need the hits, sue me.
Update by Howie: I totally and categorically deny even knowing about these pics. But IMO they are an example of why famous people should never make nude photos without professional help. That and alcohol.... alcohol is bad. Alcohol+Cell Phone=bad.
Remember that one.
Online Extremist Arrested on Terror Charges in Israel
This is really a textbook example of how an online jihadi goes from fantasizing about terror to actually planning it.
One of the five arrested was a guy who went by various online names, including Abu Ishaq al-Atrash Aldbora. What's so interesting about him is that he seemed to be using all the online mediums to connect with other extremists.
Blogpot blog? Check.
YouTube account? Check.
Forum member? Check.
And a new one: Google+
I'll note that our very own Stable Hand was the last one to comment on his YouTube channel. That was four months ago. Which means that his online extremism preceded his terror plan suggesting that one may be a predictor of the other.
Indian Jihadis Designated Terrorists
The Indian Mujahideen have been officially designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization.
Well, better late than never I guess.
AttackWatch Armbands Now Available
Update: Armbands have been redesigned! Originals below the fold. (Thanks to Matt in comments for the new design idea.)
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Turn in 10 friends and you'll receive this brown armband:
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Jawas' Sekrit Hideout Found at Last
A planet orbiting a dual star system is just like the dusty 'Star Wars' home world of Luke Skywalker, according to a research team from Carnegie Melon. And while many planets have been suspected of having two suns, this newfound planet is the first “circumbinary" planet confirmed by astronomers.
Good News: Libyan Islamist Element Seeks Powah
The Libyans want democracy, of course by democracy they mean that Euroweenie type where the majority can always plow under the the minority and leaders are not elected by a direct vote of the people but by the majority vote of politicians. Whoever has the biggest can of grease wins.
NYTs: RIPOLI, Libya — In the emerging post-Qaddafi Libya, the most influential politician may well be Ali Sallabi, who has no formal title but commands broad respect as an Islamic scholar and populist orator who was instrumental in leading the mass uprising.One can only hope this works out as well as it has so far in Egypt, that is to say hoping for a *clustef*ck of miserable failure is pretty optimistic.
...The most powerful military leader is now Abdel Hakim Belhaj, the former leader of a hard-line group once believed to be aligned with Al Qaeda.
The growing influence of Islamists in Libya raises hard questions about the ultimate character of the government and society that will rise in place of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s autocracy. The United States and Libya’s new leaders say the Islamists, a well-organized group in a mostly moderate country, are sending signals that they are dedicated to democratic pluralism. They say there is no reason to doubt the Islamists’ sincerity.
But as in Egypt and Tunisia, the latest upheaval of the Arab Spring deposed a dictator who had suppressed hard-core Islamists, and there are some worrisome signs about what kind of government will follow. It is far from clear where Libya will end up on a spectrum of possibilities that range from the Turkish model of democratic pluralism to the muddle of Egypt to, in the worst case, the theocracy of Shiite Iran or Sunni models like the Taliban or even Al Qaeda.
Hat Tip: Israpundit.
* clustef*ck of miserable failure shamelessly ripped from Ace.
Egyptian Muslims Apologize, "We're Sorry We Thought You Were a Jew"
While walking in the street someone pushed me from behind with such force that I nearly fell over.Well that clears that up.
Turning around, I found myself surrounded by five men, one of whom tried to punch me in the face. I stopped the attack by pointing out how shameful it was for a Muslim to assault a guest in his country, especially during Ramadan.
Relieved that a seemingly random assault was over, I was appalled by the apology offered by one of my assailants. “Sorry,” he said contritely, offering his hand, “we thought you were a Jew.”
Its so refreshing that now that democracy has come to Egypt the Muslims there can finally act in a manner that reflects how they actually feel.
Hat Tip: Instapundit.
Sweeet: AQ Chief of Ops in Pakistan Killed
I love the smell of Drone Kill in the morning!
A senior U.S. official says al-Qaida's chief of operations in Pakistan has been killed in the country's northwest tribal region.
The official, who did not want to be named, said Thursday that Abu Hafs al-Shahri was killed earlier this week, but did not give details.
Good News: Glorifying the Killing of American Troops Okay on YouTube
Taliban Kill 20 Muslims in Pakistan
As long as I'm harping on the intellectually lazy, let's remember that the vast majority of Islamist terrorism is directed towards Muslims:
A suicide bomber has attacked the funeral service of a Pakistani tribal leader opposed to the Taliban, killing at least 20 people.But I'm sure some of the locals will blame the J-O-Os.
Of Course Islam is More Violent and Radical than Christianity or Judaism
This hit piece by Spencer Ackerman over at Wired is just another indication of one of the problems of the intellectually lazy: despite all evidence that apples are not oranges, they are unable to make meaningful distinctions because such distinctions are offensive to conventional wisdom.
As you know, I do not think Islam is inherently violent. I do not think we are at war with Islam.
But, one of the sure signs of laziness is generalized equivocation.
Such equivocation is apparent in Ackerman's piece.
Christianity is a religion. Islam is a religion. They are the same. Therefore, any suggestion that one has more violent adherents than another must be motivated by bigotry.
Which is not just lazy, it's a lie. We have reams and reams of data that show that Muslims are far more likely to support terrorism than Christians.
Now, I wonder why that is? Um, maybe it's because mainstream Islam is much more tolerant of violence than is mainstream Christianity?
The problem with people like Ackerman is that they define 'mainstream' in a convenient way: the mainstream is simply what I like.
While this might be good for propaganda purposes, it is not an intellectually honest definition.
A lot of Muslims reject traditional notions of violence and oppression that have been part of mainstream Sunni and Shia Islam for as far back as historical records have been kept.
A majority of Muslims in the US reject these traditions. They are innovators. Many of them left their countries of origin because of they hated these very traditions. I'd love to see more Muslims like them.
But in my view, outsiders must treat religions as if there is no right or wrong way to believe. A religion is what its believers say it is. Anything more than this is theological inside baseball.
So, when outsiders claim that one version of a religions is the correct one and that another version is a perversion, we are imposing our own values on something that is not our own. Let Muslims duke this out. It's their fight, not ours.
It's like Buddhists picking Lutheranism as "true" Christianity and rejecting Catholicism as "deviance from the mainstream".
At best we can only say that this is what the majority believes or this is what has traditionally been taught or this is what has been accepted as orthodoxy.
To say that Islam as it has been practiced for over a thousand years isn't mainstream is a statement in the absurd.
Now, I expect politicians to say such absurdities. We pay politicians to lie. And, in this case, it's a useful lie. The more Muslims that are convinced that Islam has always been peaceful and supported basic human rights the better every one will be.
Is speculation on the possibility of reforming Islam of value to FBI agents in counter-terror training? Um, no.
But adherence to many versions of traditional Islam is a predictor of Islamism and support for terrorism. There's just no way around that fact. It's not a convenient fact and it doesn't mean that Islam causes terrorism.
As I've said many times before: there is no one thing called Islam, there are only Islams. Just as there is no one Christianity, there are Christianities.
But if you want to stop Islamist terrorism I suggest not looking into Anabaptist fundamentalism.
Perhaps a paper such as was presented at Quantico wasn't appropriate to helping train our CT agents, but neither is it an outrage.
Somewhere between those who equivocate all religions as equal, therefore denying that certain traditional Islamic beliefs are at the root of Islamist terror, and those that claim that only the terrorists and Islamists represent "true" Islam lies the truth.
Both sides are in denial about the complicated and ever changing nature of religious beliefs. Until they can reconcile their oversimplified preconceived notions with reality then we are stuck in a place where there can be no real conversations about policy choices, only accusations and name calling.
Good News! After The Apocalypse The P0rn Will Go On!
Fear not, Jawas, the post-apocalypse world will include p0rn.
A San Fernando Valley adult entertainment studio began construction this month on what it calls a “post-apocalyptic” underground bunker in anticipation of a global catastrophe rumored to take place in late 2012.
A spokesman for Van Nuys-based Pink Visual said the bunker will be “far more than a mere bomb shelter or subterranean survivalist enclave” with amenities such as multiple fully-stocked bars, an enormous performing stage and a sophisticated content production studio.
“Our goal is nothing less than to survive the apocalypse to come in comfort and luxury,” said Pink Visual spokesman Quentin Boyer, “whether that catastrophe takes the form of fireballs flung earthward by an all-seeing deity, extended torrential rainfall, Biblical rapture, an earthquake-driven mega-tsunami, radioactive flesh-eating zombies, or some combination of the above.”
Media Matters Gets To The Bottom Of Michelle Obama's Flag Flap
Media Matters to the rescue!
While rightwing bloggers insist Michelle said something to the effect of "All this just for a flag?" (My personal lip-reading investigation concludes its closer to "All this just to fold a flag?"), Media Matters has gone straight to the horse's mouth, so to speak.
Kristina Schake Baghdad Bob (FTFY, Ronin), Michelle Obama's communications director, Michelle actually said: "It is so moving and powerful to watch all that America's firefighters and police officers do to honor the flag."
Michelle's smug head shake was, in fact, an expression of awe resulting from the emotionally powerful display.
Don't you all feel ashamed for misinterpreting the First
Related: "All This Just For A Flag?"
September 14, 2011
Wife of Stockholm suicide bomber arrested in UK
The wife of a suicide bomber who targeted Christmas shoppers in Stockholm has been arrested by British police on suspicion of helping to prepare for the attack.Aaron has more on this
Taimour Abdulwahab, an Iraqi-born Swede who studied at a British university, killed himself and injured two others when he detonated explosives in a crowded shopping street in December.
British police confirmed Wednesday they had arrested a woman at a house in Luton on Tuesday -- the city where Abdulwahab lived with his wife and three children. Officers also searched two properties in the city, about 34 miles (55km) north of London.
Islamic Spring… Netanyahu Orders Evacuation of Israeli Embassy in Jordan Ahead of Protests
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman ordered the early evacuation of Israel’s embassy in Jordan on Wednesday, over fears of violent anti-Israel protests similar to those which erupted in Cairo last week.I jokingly said in a previous post about Egyptians attacking the Israeli Embassy. I said when they aren't "raping uncovered women"...etc. Guess what, some Egyptians did try to rape female reporters. One from CNN and another from a Egyptian media site.
Protocol stipulates that all employees return to Israel every weekend, with the exclusion of one diplomatic representative as well as a security team.
On Wednesday, however, it was affirmed that Israel had decided to vacate its Jordanian embassy a day earlier than schedule, following fears of violent protests outside the embassy building, expected to take place on Thursday and throughout the weekend.[More...]
Back to the Jordanian protesters, feck them and the camel they rode in on..
Medal of Honor recipient highlights Marine’s valor as well as risks US troops faced under controversial rules of engagement
Congratulations Sgt. Dakota Meyer on receiving the MOH. You are my hero..
Raultalbot7 says: US Rules of engagement is killing our own men...
On Thursday, President Obama will award the Medal of Honor to Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer.I agree...
Meyer will become the third living recipient--and first Marine--to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan, the White House said. He is also the first living former Marine to receive the highest U.S. military honor since the Vietnam war, a Marine Corps press officer told The Envoy Wednesday.
The heroic conduct Meyer displayed in retrieving the bodies of four fellow Marines killed in battle occurred during a September 2009 battle in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. The rules of engagement for the conflict have caused controversy and some bitterness.
God Bless Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer. He did what he had to do for his brothers.
God Bless all of our finest and bravest.
In The Future
Social media users who denounce drug cartel activities along the Mexican border received a brutal warning this week: two mangled bodies hanging like cuts of meat from a pedestrian bridge.First let me say this is appalling and I hope those who did it is caught and brought to justice.
A woman was hogtied and disemboweled, her intestines protruding from three deep cuts on her abdomen. Attackers left her topless, dangling by her feet and hands from a bridge in the border city of Nuevo Laredo. A bloodied man next to her was hanging by his hands, his right shoulder severed so deeply the bone was visible.
Signs left near the bodies declared the pair, both apparently in their early 20s, were killed for posting denouncements of drug cartel activities on a social network.
But this brings up an important aspect of speech. If Facebook and G+ want to become the worldwide owner of your identity and anonymous speech is not allowed. Then issues that are important are denied a platform on the world stage. If anonymous speech is banned then that speech is denied a platform to stand on its own merit or lack thereof.
Also unpopular speech, such as say speech against the crown or the local cartel is suppressed. Because of, you know, the head chopping thing.
But I would recommend that people at the minimum had three online identities.
Me, professional me and anonymous or semi-anonymous me.
Its not so much the provider, who should be an ethical broker on privacy, knowing who or where I am. Its the public or you know the people who email wanting to separate your filthy kufr head from your filthy kufr body that bother me.
Not even those so much as the ones that obviously I've not heard from...yet.
Our new identity overlords attempt to deal with this issue by just banning. It seems to me at times, and I might be a bit biased maybe, that their rules are how shall we say.....a bit left of center.
If that sounds far-fetched, consider a few recent cases. In 2009, the Justice Department prosecuted a woman for violating the "terms of service" of the social networking site MySpace.com. The woman had been part of a group that set up a MySpace profile using a fake picture. The feds charged her with conspiracy to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Prosecutors say the woman exceeded authorized access because MySpace required all profile information to be truthful. But people routinely misstate the truth in online profiles, about everything from their age to their name. What happens when each instance is a felony?So if you thought the powers that be were not exactly happy about the revolution in free speech that blogs and such has delivered and would seek to re-install their control filters, you'd be a pretty sharp person.
Watch your cornhole Darth Odieus. Watch your cornhole.
Its always nice when you find your paranoia is totally justified. Sort of, I mean it means you're not crazy just that they ARE out to get you.
Pass The Bill!
If you love America, pass the American Jobs Act!
From The American Pundit (emphasis mine):
It turns out that Barack Obama hesitated too long before introducing his $400 billion+, unfunded Stimulus II in the House. So Republicans swiped the bill’s name — American Jobs Act — and introduced it as a tax cut intended to stimulate economic growth and hiring.
Many thanks to my old blogging mentor, Brian Ledbetter at SnappedShot for the amusing tip!
The "American Jobs Act" (a.k.a. HR2911 & a.k.a. "Gohmert's American Jobs Act"), which repeals corporate taxes, is below the fold. (You may need to open this post seperate from the main page to view the scribd embed properly. Some times just going below the fold doesn't work. Click HERE if you have problems viewing it.)
Rep. Gohmert discusses the "Save Obama's Job Bill":
Obama: "If You Love Me, Help Me Pass The Bill"
But if you love America, help defeat the bill.
Not for the first time, Obama called back to an audience member who shouted "I love you" with "I love you back."UPDATE: by SH:
On Wednesday he added, "But if you love me you've got to help me pass this bill." (Source)
Turn me in to @ObamaWatch I dare you!
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Upset Over Osama During Jury Selection
A Nigerian student dubbed the "underwear bomber" was testy and uncooperative during jury selection today in a Detroit federal court, shouting "jihad" and "Osama's alive," the Detroit Free Press reports.Not going to help his case much at all really. But that's s common thread among Islamic Terrorists they are proud of their acts or attempted acts of murder. A long prison term or to be martyred in an execution chamber is all for the sake of Allah who will reward them with 27 slightly used virgins.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 24, is accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound jetliner on Christmas day 2009 with a bomb hidden in his underwear.
Authorities have charged that Abdulmutallab is an al-Qaeda operative who trained in Yemen for the suicide mission, which was foiled when a passenger subdued him.
He faces numerous criminal charges, including conspiracy to commit terrorism, and could get life in prison if convicted. His trial is to get underway Oct. 11 and should take about two weeks, according to Free Press reporters David Ashenfelter and Tresa Baldas.
"Osama's alive," Abdulmutallab shouted as he entered the courtroom. "I'm forced to wear prison clothes."
All indications are that Abdulmutallab intends to make the jury's decision a quick and easy one.
AttackWatch: New Campaign Website Claims Glenn Beck "Twists The Facts On Israel"... Updated
Via The Blaze
.....The Obama-Biden campaign has launched a new website — www.AttackWatch.com — to monitor “inaccuracies… falsehoods… gossip…“ and ”smears” against President Obama. The BarackObama.com campaign website reads:If you’re worried about the increasing negativity of the attacks on President Obama and his record, now’s your chance to fight back with the facts. Visit AttackWatch.com to learn the truth about frequent smears, track new attacks as they happen, and report false allegations you’ve seen or heard.
We’ve heard it all since 2008, from lies about the Affordable Care Act to false rumors that the Obama administration hasn’t been an ally to Israel. These aren’t just unfounded allegations about the President—they’re attempts to derail the momentum of this movement and undermine everything we’ve accomplished together in the last three years.
At press time, the top feature on Obama’s AttackWatch.com was titled “Glenn Beck twists the facts on Israel.”
The Obama camp‘s source on Beck’s so-called “lies” is the ever-reliable George Soros-funded Media MattersConservative pundit Glenn Beck added his voice to a growing collection of false allegations about the President’s record on Israel. “We’re talking a lot about Israel,” said Beck. “The President of the United States, I believe, has betrayed our last strong ally.”
......The site includes no mention of how Benjamin Netanyahu feels about the Obama administration’s Middle East policy, even though the prime minister has personally met with Obama and delivered remarks before a joint session of Congress.The election of Republican Bill Turner in NY 's 9th district special election to replace Weinergate says a lot. Finally, some Jews know what Obama and other Dems thinks about Israel and they voted against democrat David Weprin
The AttackWatch site also includes input from ThinkProgress.org — clearly fair & balanced analysis of these “facts”:
New Yorkers put Washington Democrats on notice that voters are losing confidence in a President whose policies assault job-creators and affront Israel,” said National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) in a statement after Turner’s win.Lets hope this trend continues...
UPDATE: "Guest" in comments links to a website supposedly anti AttackWatch. Please do not click linkvirus warning...
Xariif, Greyrooster has some splainin to do
Turn me in, I dare you!!!
"All This Just For A Flag?"
From IHateTheMedia. This video is from a 9/11 ceremony honouring the victims. During the flag folding, Michelle Obama leans toward Barack and appears to whisper, "All this just for a flag?"
More on this at the Washington Times.
Update by DMartyr: After viewing the clip many times (and being a pretty good lip-reader) I think she may have said, "All this just to fold a flag?" I could be wrong, but I think that's very plausible.
Update by Howie: Apparently Obi-One is following the time honored strategy of....
...lest she rip his scrawny little arms right out of their sockets. But come on Obi, here you are aging, greying, skinny as a rail with the worries and work of running the country. However badly you're doing its still work and its killing you. All that for a lifetime pension for her to spend so she won't have to throw homeless bums out of the hospital any more.
And then there is Michelle. Not only looking like a shiny new penny but laying even more BS at your feet. Sir, you need to man up and tell her that if she don't learn to shutty, next time she can stay home and watch the bread rise.
Big Brother Obama Is Watching You
UPDATE: Bestest tweet evah!!
The Obama campaign has officially launched "Attack Watch" where you can report friends and neighbors who don't support the Obamessiah. Careful visiting the site - it does collect cookie information and god knows what else.
But until they come for you, enjoy the @AttackWatch twitter feed. Who knew the Tea Party had such a great sense of humour?
(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)
UPDATE by SH: Check this tweet out....FTW!!! [deliberately left off twitter user..cuz..@AttackWatch snoopers]
Also, @MisfitPolitics did this video:
Irritating audio but funny.
Update by DMartyr: Below the fold, more winning tweets.
Attn Youtube User saad97079
Yer our beotch!
September 13, 2011
The Weiner Has Landed
Republican Bill Turner wins.
Cornhole Watch: Lynnwood man who attacked Marines tied to South Seattle terror plot defendant Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif
Alleging he was in contact with a Seattle terrorism suspect, King County prosecutors have filed assault charges against a Lynwood man accused of attempting to run a uniformed Marine sergeant off the road.h/t Aaron, who has more....
Filing charges Tuesday, prosecutors claim Michael D. McCright swerved at a government-owned sedan carrying the uniformed sergeant and another noncommissioned officer on July 12. The men were uninjured, and were able to report the license plate of McCright’s Geo Metro to the Washington State Patrol.
In charging papers, prosecutors claim McCright – who allegedly goes by the alias Mikhial Jihad[sp, s/b Mikhail..ed] – had been in contact with Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, who, along with another man, is accused of forming a plot to attack the South Seattle military processing station.
Investigators have confirmed that the cell phone used by the defendant … was used on at least three occasions to contact Abdul-Latif prior to Latif’s arrest by federal authorities,” Senior Deputy Prosecutor Gary Ernsdorff said in court documents. “The FBI is continuing to investigate defendant McCright’s possible connection to domestic terrorism.”[...]
Anyone But Ron Paul or Bachmann
I've moved away from the more overtly political blog posts over the last few years. The reason? Mostly I'm just bored with it.
But election season is coming up and I did watch the debate last night. I had nothing better to do, sue me.
I don't have a favorite as of this moment. In fact, of those on the stage every single one had some good ideas. Some better than others, but given that an election is a political event and not a religious event then I'm not looking for purity.
As a matter of fact I could see just about each and every one of the candidates as President of the United States.
Except for Ron Paul and Michelle Bachmann.
I like Ron Paul's ideas. Most of them. But, let's face it, he's a bumbling idiot.
The job of the President of the United States is to explain American motives to our enemies. It is not to explain our enemies' motives to America.
If Ron Paul wants to become the spokesman for al Qaeda or for the Taliban I know a few people and can make some calls. Yeah, I think I could make that happen.
Ron Paul's rhetoric on American foreign policy represents the worst aspects of President Obama's innate hostility to American exceptionalism. Only less articulate.
I'm surprised he didn't describe 9/11 as the chickens coming home to roost.
It's not that he's wrong about al Qaeda's motives. Al Qaeda didn't attack us for who we are, they attacked us for what we do. It's just that Ron Paul fundamentally agrees with al Qaeda that what we do is bad.
On this, he's wrong.
And if this isn't what he actually believes, then he is so inarticulate that he's in no position to be our nation's voice to the world.
The other candidate who I can't support is Michelle Bachmann. I know Ron Paul is a smart man. I just think he's wrong on a number of issues. And that he has trouble articulating many of those ideas. So poorly sometimes that he'd make a terrible President.
But Michelle Bachmann? I'm now convinced she's just stupid.
Yeah, I said it: Michelle Bachmann is stupid.
I don't expect the President of the United States to be a genius. I don't think intellectual prowess is the most important character trait for leadership. If that was the case, then our nation's only nuclear engineer would have been our greatest president.
Jimmy Carter, nuclear engineer.
So, in the coming primaries I won't necessarily vote for the smartest candidate.
But is average intelligence too much to ask?
No, I don't think Bachmann has even average intelligence. She's dim witted.
At least, she comes off that way. I don't know that for sure, but I have no other way of gauging that other than what she says.
And, let's face it, she says some stupid sh*t.
I don't mean slip ups. We all have our moments.
I mean it seems that she believes some stupid sh*t.
And I'm saying this as a religious person who believes in some stuff that I can see outsiders judging as pretty stupid. If I didn't actually believe what I do ... well, then I wouldn't believe it myself.
So, for me to say that? Well, I think that says something.
She and Ron Paul don't deserve a place in the next debate. They're unqualified to be the next President. They're jokes.
If the libertarian wing of the party wants to be taken seriously then they need to come up with someone other than Ron Paul. Maybe Rand? He seems more sane.
And I'm in the libertarian wing of the party. You are my people. Why can't we come up with someone better than Ron Paul?
And if the Tea Partiers want someone more pure than Rick Perry then they need to get to work fast on finding a Bachmann replacement. Whenever she opens her mouth she just reinforces the unfair MSM stereotype about the Tea Party. If you want independents to believe that Tea Partiers are stupid, support Bachmann.
And Tea Partiers: I love you guys. You're certainly closer to my small government liberty oriented ideal than the last guy the Republicans nominated.
Other than those two, I'd be happy to vote for any of the other candidates in the general election. Say what you will about them, they're better than the alternative -- Barack Obama.
Report: Hamas weighing a resumption of suicide bombings' against Israeli civilians..
Hamas is weighing a resumption of suicide bomb attacks against Israeli civilians, a senior counter-terrorism expert warned in Herzliya on Tuesday."Gaining influence" thanks to the MFM narrative from liberal antisemitic activists...
Col. (Ret.) Jonathan Fighel, a researcher with the Interdisciplinary Center's Institute for Counter-Terrorism, spoke at the Institute's eleventh annual terrorism conference.
"We're seeing more and more Hamas flags in Hebron. The public atmosphere to Hamas is much more lenient. This allows the creation of operational terror cells. Hamas is taking into consideration the renewal of suicide bomb attacks," Fighel said.
Fighel, who served in various operational and field posts of intelligence and research at the IDF Intelligence Corps, and who has held several command positions in the West Bank, added that Hamas is "gaining influence in the West Bank and acting more freely.
Heh kid, splode yourself for Allah and Palestine. No worries, we promise 72 playmates. They need to add a disclaimer to their message ... "we can't guarantee 72 playmates or Jannah" .....but your a kid so what do you know?
Post in Which Howie Publicly Praises Stable Hand
Watch your six cyber jihadis, watch your six.
And no i can't tell you why, except that she's tenacious, dedicated and oh so dangerous.
Breaking: Bachmann Pretty Sure Gardasill Caused Her Dain Brammage
Yeah that's it.
Bosch Fawstin Interview
3 Plea Guilty to Helping Pakistani Taliban Illegally Enter US
Yet another reason why border security cannot be overlooked. The three Pakistani nationals were living in Ecuador where they conspired to smuggle members of the Paksitani Taliban into the US.
Use your imagination as to what they thought the Taliban members were going to do once they got here. I don't think opening a Quick-E-Mart was foremost in their imaginations.
The good news is that the man they thought was in the Taliban, really worked for the FBI.
Imagine that? Burn! Winning.
FBI press release:
WASHINGTON—Three Pakistani citizens pleaded guilty today in the District of Columbia to conspiracy to provide material support to the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), often referred to as the Pakistani Taliban, a designated foreign terrorist organization.
The guilty pleas were announced by Assistant Attorney General for National Security Lisa Monaco; Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. for the District of Columbia; John Morton, Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); and John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Miami Division.
At a hearing today before U.S. District Judge John D. Bates in Washington, D.C., Irfan Ul Haq, 37; Qasim Ali, 32; and Zahid Yousaf, 43, each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. At sentencing, which is scheduled for Dec. 9, 2011, each defendant faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. As part of their plea agreements, the defendants have agreed to a stipulated order of removal to Pakistan upon the completion of their criminal sentences.
“Today’s case underscores the threat posed by human smuggling networks that facilitate terrorist travel,” said Assistant Attorney General Monaco. “I thank the many agents, analysts and prosecutors who were responsible for this successful investigation.”
“These defendants sought to smuggle someone they believed to be a member of a terrorist organization from halfway around the world into the United States,” said Assistant Attorney General Breuer. “For financial profit, they were willing to jeopardize the safety and security of the American people. Human smuggling operations pose a serious risk to our national security, and we will continue to work closely with our law enforcement partners at home and abroad to combat this dangerous threat.”
“These criminals were willing to use their human smuggling network to help a terrorist slip across our border without any regard for the consequences,” said U.S. Attorney Machen. “Ten years after 9/11, this case reminds us that we must remain aggressive to stop terrorists from infiltrating our homeland and harming our nation.”
“ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents will continue to use every available resource to protect the American public from terrorist organizations and individuals who support them,” said ICE Director Morton. “Today’s announcement demonstrates our international resolve to ensuring that our nation is safer and more secure. I applaud the outstanding work conducted by our HSI attaché office in Ecuador who led this extensive investigation. I would also like to commend our HSI office in Atlanta, along with our law enforcement partners in the United States and Ecuador, who assisted us in this case.”
“These criminals said they didn’t care if the men they smuggled ‘swept floors or blow up’ something. As long as they got paid, they did not care if innocent people would be killed in a potential terrorist attack,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Gillies. “The FBI’s number one priority is counterterrorism and we will continue to work with our partners to protect the U.S. and its people from harm.”
Ul Haq, Ali, and Yousaf were arrested in Miami on March 13, 2011, on an indictment filed in the District of Columbia charging them with one count of conspiracy to commit alien smuggling. Based on the defendants’ guilty pleas to terrorism conspiracy charges, the government will dismiss at the sentencing hearing the charges of conspiracy to commit alien smuggling against the defendants.
Ul Haq, Ali, and Yousaf admitted that between Jan. 3, 2011, and March 10, 2011, they conspired to provide material support to the TTP in the form of false documentation and identification, knowing that the TTP engages in terrorist activity and terrorism. According to court documents, Ul Haq, Ali and Yousaf conducted a human smuggling operation in Quito, Ecuador, that attempted to smuggle an individual they believed to be a member of the TTP from Pakistan into the United States. The TTP was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the State Department on Sept. 1, 2010.
Court documents indicate that law enforcement agents directed confidential sources to ask the defendants, who were residing in Ecuador at the time, for their assistance in smuggling a fictitious person from Pakistan to the United States. Over the course of the ensuing negotiations, the defendants were made aware that the person to be smuggled was a member of the TTP who was blacklisted in Pakistan.
According to the court documents, the defendants agreed to move this person from Pakistan into the United States, despite his purported affiliation with the TTP. Ul Haq, according to the court documents, told the confidential sources that it was “not their concern” what the men “want to do in the United States—hard labor, sweep floor, wash dishes in a hotel, or blow up. That will be up to them.” The defendants accepted payment from the confidential sources for the smuggling operation and procured a false Pakistani passport for the purported TTP member.
The investigation was conducted by the HSI attaché office in Quito, Ecuador, with the HSI office in Atlanta, the Miami Division of the FBI and the Ecuadorian National Police.
The investigation was conducted under the Extraterritorial Criminal Travel Strike Force (ECT) program, a joint partnership between the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and HSI. The ECT program focuses on human smuggling networks that may present particular national security or public safety risks, or present grave humanitarian concerns. ECT has dedicated investigative, intelligence and prosecutorial resources. ECT coordinates and receives assistance from other U.S. government agencies and foreign law enforcement authorities.
The Criminal Division’s Office of International Affairs, the U.S. National Central Bureau of INTERPOL, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Embassy in Quito and the Government of Ecuador provided invaluable support.
The case was prosecuted jointly by prosecutors from the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section of the Criminal Division, the Counterterrorism Section of the National Security Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
Brave Mujahideen Attack School Bus, Kill Four Kids
The animals attacked a school bus. Apparently, learning English is haram these days:
Taliban have ambushed a Pakistani school bus, killing four boys and the driver in a hail of bullets and rocket fire on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Peshawar.When I first heard about this I thought the Pakistani Taliban wouldn't take credit. Usually when they kill kids they claim it was the work of the Zionist-Mosad-CIA trying to make Muslims look bad.
The children studied at an elite English-language school of a type reviled by hardline Islamist militants who oppose what they see as imported Western, secular education.
Two seven-year-old girls on the bus were also wounded, officials said...
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack saying it was the work of their Khyber chapter.
But they did.
Yet another difference between us and them: when we kill kids it's an accident and we apologize.
When they kill kids they are proud and call the murderers heroes.
Pakistani Taliban: We Kill Children And...
Our Followers Praise Us On YouTube
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Followup to Rusty's: Brave Mujahideen Attack School Bus, Kill Four Kids
You know what to do...
Again, you know what to do..
US Embassy, NATO Headquarters Attacked in Kabul
The US Embassy and NATO Headquarters in Kabul came under rocket attack in Kabu this afternoon (Kabul time). Many reporters are calling this a "sophisticated" or "complex" attack. But, if it's so sophisticated, how come no one in the embassy or at NATO Headquarters was killed?
I guess "sophisticated" has now been reduced to "two vans full of people who can't aim instead of one".
At least, that's how I'm reading the situation. Let's hope it stays that way.
Insurgents launched a complex assault against the American Embassy and the nearby NATO headquarters on Tuesday, pelting the heavily guarded compounds with rockets in an attack that raised new questions about the security of Afghanistan’s capital and the Westerners working there.Again, 10 explosions. This is complex? I mean, yeah, it's more complex than, say, two explosions. But 10? These are the people who once ruled most of Afghanistan. The best they muster is a coordinated attack of maybe a couple dozen people.
At least 10 explosions — apparently from rockets launched by militants — and waves of automatic weapons fire were reported amid the drone of sirens and English-language warnings telling Americans inside the embassy to take cover
Sediq Sediqi, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said that two attackers had been killed, as had one policeman. At about 4 p.m. local time, three attackers were believed to be still fighting. Kerri Hannan, a spokeswoman for the American Embassy, said that no embassy personnel had been hurt.Not only was no one killed, but no one was even hurt.
So, a failed attack in which the attackers are either dead or now surrounded and the takeaway is supposed to be ... what, exactly? That all is DOOMED?!?
Afghanistan is a war zone. What were you expecting?
The point of our strategy in Afghanistan isn't to turn it into the Switzerland of the Hindu Kush. No, it's to leave a government stable enough to fight off insurgencies with little outside help.
While its still up in the air whether or not that is feasible, remember that in 2007 - 2008 it was still up in the air whether the Iraq surge would work. And it has. Marvelously.
But Iraq is no Switzerland either. Terrorist attacks happen in Iraq almost every day. Just today 22 innocent civilians were murdered by Salaafi jihadists. And yet the surge still worked.
The point of the surge strategy isn't to remake a country in the image of the US. It's simply to make their problems their problems, and not ours.
22 innocents were killed in Iraq today. That is a tragedy. But it's a problem for Iraq to deal with, not us.
When we can say that about Afghanistan, then we have won this thing. I'm afraid though that the relatively small number of soldiers sent in under the Obama surge compromise won't be enough to win this thing anytime soon.
It doesn't mean we have lost, it just means that it will drag on needlessly longer.
True Horror Stories That Make Grown Men Cringe
I was saving these for Halloween, but what the hell. I've got nothing better to post.
An eel finds a new home up a man's manhood:
Thinking that the eels would make him look ten years younger, Nan dived into the water and let them feast upon layers of dead skin.
But after laying in the spa bath, Nan felt a sharp pain and realised a small eel was working its way up his urethra and into his bladder.
More terrifying campfire stories below the fold.
Industrial metal grinder used to remove a metal pipe from a man's manhood:
Medics at Southampton General Hospital struggled to get the man's penis out of the stainless steel pipe, because the restricted blood flow had caused it to become erect.
Instead, they resorted called in Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.
The fire crew turned up with a special equipment unit from St Mary's station in Southampton and seven firefighters to help, in what a spokesman understatedly described as a 'delicate operation'.
The firefighters used the four-and-a-half-inch industrial metal grinder to cut the pipe from around the anaesthetised man's penis.
Dwarf accidentally superglues his little manhood to a Hoover:
A show called Circus Of Horrors lived up to its name when a dwarf accidentally glued his penis to a vacuum cleaner.
Captain Dan The Demon Dwarf was taken to hospital when he became stuck to the the machine after misreading superglue instructions.
Read more (if you dare) HERE.
YouTube Helping Chechen Terrorists
Over at YouTube they love kittehs. And terrorists.
Time to Support a Palestinian State?
Maybe it's time to support the PA's bid for full statehood recognition in the UN?
"With most of the Arab world in upheaval, the 'special relationship' between Saudi Arabia and the United States would increasingly be seen as toxic by the vast majority of Arabs and Muslims, who demand justice for the Palestinian people," Prince Turki al-Faisal, former chief of Saudi Arabia's intelligence services and former Saudi ambassador to the United States, wrote in an opinion piece in Monday's New York Times.Because, you know, if we just supported Palestine the Muslim countries would LOOOOOOVE us!
"American support for Palestinian statehood is therefore crucial, and a veto will have profound negative consequences," he wrote.
So, give them statehood.
The next day there will be war. You know who will win that one. And maybe da Joooooos will break their own speed record?
Israel's neighbors need to be reminded from time to time just why the so-called Palestinians were "occupied" in the first place.
Man Sues White Castle
Not for luring him in to a poor diet by offering tasty mini-burgers, but for not providing adequate seating for fat people...
Martin Kessman, 64, filed a lawsuit against the fast-food giant last week in Manhattan federal court, claiming that the uncomfortable booths violate the civil rights of fat people.
Who knew comfort was a civil right?
MLK must be turning in his grave.
Smrtest Prezident Evah!
Ace to Wall Street Journal:
"We've got to decide what our priorities are," he said. "Do we keep tax loopholes for oil companies, or do we put teachers back to work? Should we keep tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, or should we invest in education and technology and infrastructure?"
Just so you know, Captain Math likes to round up.
The largest chunk of Mr. Obama's tax package comes from limiting itemized deductions for families with more than $250,000 in yearly taxable income and individuals with more than $200,000, including those for home-mortgage interest, state and local property taxes and charitable donations.Hey, you make 0.2 million dollars so that makes you a millionaire. Hell, technically you're a 0.0002 billionaire so shut your hole and pay up, bitches. Unions need their shit.
Al Qaeda Releases 9/11 Video Supporting Arab Spring..
Cuz 9/11 Reason For Arab Spring
"Tenth Anniversary Special :: As-Sahab Media :: The Dawn of the Imment Victory - Ten Years since the Attacks of Blessed Tuesday"
September 12, 2011
Miss Universe Contestant Goes Commando (Updated, Bumped)
(Sao Paolo, Brazil) One contestant in tonight's Miss Universe Pageant has been going commando during promotional events. Miss Colombia, Catalina Robayo, 22, has been instructed by pageant officials to wear panties.
The show starts at 9PM EDT tonight.
Update by Vinnie This post is nothing without the Cameltoe Song.
Critical update!!! Miss Angola wins!
NSFW commando picture is in the extended entry.(Story)
Apparently the picture showed up on the front page of a newspaper before someone noticed Robayo wasn't wearing panties. Heh.
Pro-terror marchers in Berkeley CA. on Sept. 11 2011 part 5 of 6
Update on previous post: Berkeley: 9/11 March For, Get This... Palestine?
holseyd really takes it to Islams useful idiots/leftist, etc..
His dry sense of humor is something else. Using it while getting his point across.
Most don't know what hit them. lulz
Occidental Soapbox: What I've Been Doing For The Past 2 Years....
Dear subscribers, friends, fans, and anyone else who may be watching. A lot of you have asked me why I haven't put out a video in months, and why I haven't put out a substantial video like a new Islamic Crusades in even longer. The answer is: these videos and my blog led to an internship which led to a career. And now I've finally appeared in a movie, alongside many of my heroes, and I wanted to share it with you to show that I am still very much in the fight! Much more so than ever before!Congrats Occidental Soapbox! Nice to know we haven't lost a CJ person
Beware Of Women With Cans of Febreze & Meat Cleavers
Living with an ex is never a good idea. Living with two exes is an even worse idea -- and when you throw a meat clever into the mix, it's a recipe for disaster.Meat cleaver ex attacked survived and the cut in his neck repaired with surgical glue. He's lucky, she threatened to cut off his head.
However, in the case of Daytona Johnson, her two live-in baby-daddies got along just fine, it seems; according to police, she was the problem -- she slit one of their throats and threw a Febreeze can at the other, cutting his head.
According to court documents obtained by New Times, Johnson -- who lives in her Phoenix home with two of her ex-boyfriends and children fathered by each of the men -- apparently went berserk Friday afternoon, attacking both men.[More...]
Witnesses told Phoenix Police Department investigators that Johnson said, "I'm going to cur your head off."h/t @NorthwestFire
According to the documents, Johnson then cut a five- to six-inch slash in Grubbs upper throat before running out the door. Grubbs was bleeding from the neck, but able to get to the car so Giarruisso[2nd ex] could drive him to the hospital, according to the documents
Oh, About that 9/11 Anniversary Terror Plot
Lesson: Never try.
Internet Haganah Forum Most Active Threads
Interestingly, these two have received the most views:
Abu Taubah AKA Marcus Dwayne RobertsonRead the rest
In the short life of this forum, this is single most viewed thread. Make of that what you will.
Jubair Ahmad, maker of LeT video on Youtube, arrested in Woodbridge, Virginia
Not quite as popular as the Abu Taubah thread, but has the added interest of having been viewed by Ahmad's friends in Pakistan.
Painful Truths From Thomas Hegghammer
h/t Aaron, who commented: "Really, this hits home"
Indeed it does.
Paul Krugman, Asshole
Proving, once again, that any schmuck can write for the New York Times.
It's Got Guns, Osama, and a Beat You Can Dance To!
This video tribute to terrorists has been up at YouTube since 2009. It has been viewed over 90,000 times. You know what to do.
Companies We Like: Outback Steakhouse ...
... for feeding our troops in Afghanistan some pretty tasty looking steaks.
Failed State + Failed State + Radical Islamism = More Terror
Consider this my official welcome back post to the Terror Free Somalia Foundation: Somalians flocking to Yemen to help al Qaeda.
Sadly, the noble search for truth is now being hijacked by a growing army of conspiracy theorists. A few of these skeptics make a responsible effort to sift through the mountain of information, but most ignore all but a few stray details they think support their theories. In fact, many conspiracy advocates demonstrate a maddening double standard. They distrust every bit of the mainstream account of 9/11, yet happily embrace the flimsiest evidence to promote their wildest notions:No Xarif, not you, we're pretty much convinced that if your Khinspiracy theory peddling is not contrived, you're beyond help.
...Don't get me wrong: Healthy skepticism is a good thing. Nobody should take everything they hear -- from the government, the media or anybody else -- at face value. But in a culture shaped by Oliver Stone movies and "X-Files" episodes, it is apparently getting harder for simple, hard facts to hold their own against elaborate, shadowy theorizing.
Hat Tip. Instapundit.
Stockholm: Swedish Terror Suspects Arrested Over Weekend Are From Somalia, Iraq
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Four men arrested on terror suspicions over the weekend in Sweden's second-largest city were identified in court documents Monday as local residents in their 20s and originally from Somalia and Iraq.[Emphasis mine...ed]I wonder if they have any connection to Taimour Abdulwahab who blew himself up in downtown Stockholm in December. He was trained in Iraq...
Police detained the men — three of whom are Swedish citizens — in a sting in the west coast city of Goteborg on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and a prosecutor said they were being interrogated on suspicions of preparing a terrorist act.[...]
Swedish authorities didn't name the suspects, but court documents show they are aged 23 to 26 and living in the Goteborg area. Three are of Somali origin and one was born in Iraq. One is a Somali citizen and the rest are Swedish nationals.
Swedish tabloid Expressen, citing unnamed police sources, said investigators suspect the men of connections to al-Shabab, an al-Qaida-linked insurgent group in Somalia, and that they had acquired, or were trying to acquire, firearms, explosives and hand grenades.
UPDATE: Swedish news site Expressen breaks it down a bit more
[googlish]LONDON. Police suspect that the men who were arrested at the Gothenburg Central Station, was on his way to stage a terrorist attack with firearms and bombs. The men who are arrested on suspicion of preparing to commit terrorist is between 23 and 26 years old and comes from Gothenburg. Police sources say the GT that the suspects linked to terrorist network al-Shabab.
On Monday, the district court lifted the secrecy surrounding the four arrested terror suspects' identities. The men are 23, 24, 25 and 26 years old and is from Gothenburg. Three of the men are Swedish citizens, two of which were born in an African country and one in a country in the Middle East. The fourth, also from Africa, has a Swedish residence permit.
Confirmed Spongebob Rots Your Brain
Researchers from the University of Virginia showed 60 4-year olds a 9-minute chunk of what they call an "animated kitchen sponge" cartoon. The experts then tested the children's memory and thinking skills and compared their scores to other youngsters, who had watched a slow-paced educational cartoon or drew pictures with crayons and markers.No really I strongly dislike Spongebob. My son tells me, "You have to deactivate your brain to watch it dad."
The pre-schoolers who watched the fast-paced shows did much worse on the thinking tests than those in the two other groups, who scored about the same.
I will say I think sometimes its pretty well written despite the fact that I hate it.
But no where close to my ultimate hero.
The U.S. Governments Failed History Of Muslim Outreach Since 9/11
When President Obama hosted his annual iftar dinner in August to commemorate Ramadan, the list of invitees published by the White House was curiously missing the names of several attendees — all of whom are top leaders of organizations known to be purveyors of jihadist ideology. But it was not like they had crashed the party. One of the unlisted, Mohamed Magid, head of the Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamic Society of North America, was photographed by Reuters sitting at the front table only a few feet from the president as he spoke.Read it all..
This was just the most recent episode in the federal government’s disastrous attempts at outreach to the Muslim community since the 9/11 attacks. With the release of President Obama’s new strategic plan to combat “violent extremism” by expanding outreach to these same terror-tied groups, the present administration seems intent on compounding the problems wrought by its predecessors.
Misguided outreach activities began long before 9/11, with the best example being the case of Abdurahman Alamoudi.
Alamoudi was the conduit through which much of the U.S. government’s outreach was pursued following the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Not only was he asked by the Clinton administration to help train and certify all Muslim military chaplains, his organization being the first to do so, but he also was appointed by the State Department in 1997 as a goodwill ambassador to the Middle East, making six taxpayer-funded trips. It is fair to say that during this period, Alamoudi was the most prominent and politically connected Muslim leader in America.
As we now know, Alamoudi was indicted in October 2003 for moving money on behalf of Libyan intelligence in an assassination plot targeting Saudi Prince (now King) Abdullah. The U.S. government has admitted that at the time he was being courted by Democrats and Republicans alike, he was a major fundraiser for al-Qaeda.
However, it is not as if the U.S. government was unaware of Alamoudi’s attachments. As far back as 1993, an informant told the FBI that Alamoudi was funneling regular payments from Osama bin Laden to Omar Abdel Rahman, the “blind sheikh” who was convicted of authorizing terror attacks against New York landmarks. In March 1996, Alamoudi’s association with Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook was exposed in the pages of the Wall Street Journal. Two years later, the State Department came under fire by the New York Post for inviting Alamoudi to official events despite his known remarks in support of terrorism and terrorist leaders.
When President Bush took office, Alamoudi was quickly courted by the new administration. In June 2001, the Jerusalem Post reported that Alamoudi was going to be part of a White House meeting with Vice President Cheney despite the fact that Alamoudi was known to have attended a terror confab in Beirut earlier that year featuring representatives from virtually every major Islamic terrorist organization in the world, including al-Qaeda.
Yet just days after the 9/11 attacks, Alamoudi was one of the Muslim leaders asked to appear with President Bush at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. That same week, one of Alamoudi’s close associates, Muzammil Siddiqi, was asked to deliver an Islamic prayer and to represent the entire Muslim-American community at the national prayer service mourning the fallen.[Continue reading]
Blog Sabbath Caption Contest: Death to Penguins Edition (update: Fatwas Issued Prophecy Fulfilled)
Caption this video of Happy Feet, who thought he finally had it made, getting the shaft.
Fatwas will be issued.
Update: Fatwas Issued!
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued against Orca humour for:
What's black and white, and red all over.The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies" fatwa issued against Nanabozoh for:
You know you've overstayed your welcome when the hippy throws you out.The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued against billy for:
And finally tonight, in yet another example of congressional budget cutting to reduce the deficit, the No Penguin Left Behind program was brought to a ceremonial close.Update: Well unfortunately the title of this post was way way to prophetic. Happy Feet is dead.
Or at least missing. And when I say missing, I'm just trying to be gentle. He's dead as a rock.
Springfield Bus Terminal Shooting Perp, Mohamed H. Dawod, Charged With Murder
FBI Joins Case
Very strange case, held off posting until redc1c4 gave me a link that perked my interest.
Perp asks victim if this was their bus, victim and friend says yes. Perp then stands in line behind victim. Shortly thereafter he shoots victim in his back, gun jams while he attempted to shoot off other rounds. Two other passengers subdue said man until police arrive. Police speak to man, man uses English? to say he didn't understand when they read him his rights and wanted a lawyer. Now KSPR is reporting the FBI has joined the case because of language barrier. Their headline states such...huh?
A spokesperson for the FBI in Kansas City says the FBI is providing assistance. "We're trying to determine that suspect's motive, we'll look at any and all possibilities as to why he committed this act,” Kansas City FBI Spokesperson Bridget Patton said. “We want to caution people to not make any snap type of judgment."Snap judgements as in Sudden Jihad Syndrome I suppose. Witnesses said he shouted something they didn't understand before killing Mr Hall. Had he shouted Allahu Akbar I'm sure the witnesses would remember that?
Thanks to victims friend Patrick Beeman & Don "Donnie" Manuel who subdued Dawod or this could have been worse.
[Springfield, Greene County, Missouri] The man accused of gunning down a fellow passenger at a local bus terminal was attempting to fire more shots, but his gun jammed and he was subdued by other bystanders, witnesses told the police.You can read the felony complaint here[PDF h/t CSIblogspot]
The Thursday evening attack appeared to be "unprovoked," according to court documents filed by the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney's office.
"If the civilian bystanders had not intervened, it appears (there) would have been other victims," the document said.
Mohamed H. Dawod, 25, of Glendale, Ariz., was charged Friday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Justin M. Hall, 32, of Mount Vernon, Ohio.
According to a report filed after police interviewed multiple witnesses, the shooting occurred just before 6 p.m. as passengers en route to St; Louis were lining up to reboard their bus at the Greyhound bus terminal, 2425 E. Kearney St., when Dawod fired a shot into the back of Hall, only a few feet away.
Patrick Beeman, a friend of Hall, told the police the suspect had approached them, inquired whether that was their bus and got in line behind Beeman and Hall.
Then, Beeman said he heard a gunshot behind him, turned around and saw his friend on the ground.
Political Correctness Be Damned!
Congressman LTC Allen West once again states the uncomfortable, politically incorrect truth (all emphasis mine):
West said the political correctness intimidates people from saying what he believes is true about Islam.
"If we continue down this road, as I call it multiculturalism on steroids, then we're going to present a gap by which we can get exploited time and time again. So I think that we have to start kind of like in baseball the umpire calls a ball a ball and a strike as strike and it's time that we start calling some strikes out there."
"I am not sitting up here and condemning people who call themselves Muslims," West said. "Now is the time we have to challenge this ideology. If we are to peacefully coexist they have to come into the 21st Century and push aside a lot of these 7th Century ideas they still hold."
West said he thinks that makes Islam a particular threat.
"We have to understand that the major religions of the world, Judaism and Christianity did go through reformations. Now when you look at this next major religion, I call it a theocratic political construct ideology, they need to go through a reform of the process as well.
"Ever since Muhammad left Mecca and took his Hijrah to Medina there was a violent turn to this faith that is called Islam. And we must confront that and we must understand that….
The last paragraph touches on what I wrote in comments under Howie’s post about the Taliban.
There are peaceful verses in the quran, and there are violent verses, as there are in other Holy Books. Muslims are free to select which of those verses they choose to embrace. But the quran has one distinguishing feature that other holy texts don’t have – the quran states which of those conflicting verses are valid and which are abrogated. One only needs to do simple research about the chronological order of the quran to understand how certain verses have become more relevant than others.
Are there peaceful Muslims who choose to only embrace the peaceful aspects of Islam and dismiss the violent aspects? Certainly. A majority do. But we cannot, in good conscience, ignore the truth that Islamic extremists do have religious justification to commit the atrocities they commit.
This is something Muslims, as a whole, need to address. They should be the first to challenge radical ideology of Islamic extremists. Since it would be impossible to dispute justification the quran (and Muhammad's own example) supports, West correctly states, there is a necessity for reformation.
But in the absence of their collective condemnation and reformation, it is imperative that all people who recognize the barbarity and inhumanity of terrorism to stand up for the truth. Knowledge is the greatest weapon of all. And as long as there is a brave few willing to speak out truthfully, however politically incorrect, there is hope.
(Hat Tip: Jihad Watch)
Cross-posted at Al Salibiyyah
(Hat Tip: BigPeace)
New poll shows most Muslims in the Middle East do not believe 9/11 was committed by Arabs:
Also in the same poll, participants were asked which is the most violent religion. No surprise in the results in Western countries. But in Islamic countries, apparently not submitting and not dying quickly enough is considered 'violent':
Violence, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Too bad the concept of 'irony' is non-existent in the Islamic world.
AP: Explosion rocks nuclear plant in southern France
French nuclear safety body says an explosion has rocked nuclear plant in southern France, the Associated Press reports.Will post more when we get more info.
One is dead and three are injured from a blast at a French nuclear plant. A fire at a radioactive storage facility is reportedly the initiating event.
There is a risk of a radioactive leak after an explosion in an oven on Monday at the Marcoule nuclear site near the city of Nimes in the south of France, emergency services said.The incident is being live blogged here.
The site is partly used by French nuclear giant Areva to produce MOX fuel which recycles plutonium from nuclear weapons. Part of the process involves firing superheated plutonium and uranium pellets in an oven.
Note that the body of the worker killed reportedly was "carbonized." Meanwhile, French nuclear authorities said there have been no radioactive releases outside the plant.
Berkeley: 9/11 March For, Get This... Palestine?
A little play on words in the 1st video's title.
One of many videos of Palestinians celebrating 9/11
September 11, 2011
Sandcrawler PSA: Jawa Report Official 9/11 Tenth Anniversary Editorial Post
First to all my countrymen who lost their lives 10 years ago, we remember you and we made damned sure that payback was a motherf*cker.
Second, I know a lot of folks like to say a lot about this thing. But as for me I really don't feel a need to say a whole lot besides the following.
This editorial has been heartily endorsed by Dr. Rusty Shackleford.
Standing Side by Side at Ground Zero, Bush and Obama Mark Crucial Moment
The above photo is worth a thousand words
Mr. Obama read from Psalm 46: “God is our refuge and strength,” which an aide said he chose because it spoke of perseverance. Mr. Bush, the wartime leader, read a letter from Abraham Lincoln to a widow who was believed to have lost sons in the Civil War.Is it any wonder as to why GW drew the applause?
Unlike Mr. Obama, Mr. Bush drew a cheer from those who remembered him shouting through a bullhorn atop the smoldering rubble. For Mr. Obama, Sept. 11 is perhaps a less wrenching experience, though it underpins what has become one of the great paradoxes of his presidency.[More...]
Our Canadian Friends In NYC Today
My favorite image evah regarding Westboro, especially the caption:
More at Blazing Cat Fur
Muslims Against Crusades Remembers 9/11, Burns American Flag, EDL Members Stabbed
Update on this post.
h/t WeAreTheBrits twitpic
On a day which saw commemoratons of 9/11, members of the EDL clashed with supporters of Muslims Against Crusades (MAC). Later in the evening two EDL members were stabbed by Muslim youths according to initial reports outside the JD Wetherspoon pub.
MAC burning the American flag during moment of silence:
Moderator at Ummah forum : "HAPPY Sept 11th Everyone!!!"
h/t ST who has screenshots
Another day, same ole Islamofacist assmaggotry..
American missiles kill 3 in northwest Pakistan
And the war goes on....
Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed three people in an al-Qaida and Taliban safe haven along the Afghan border.Here's hoping Ayman was the target...
The two officials say a pair of missiles Sunday struck a house near Mir Ali town in North Waziristan.
The Mark of a Coward
After a few paragraphs of vile liberal spew about how evil America has become since the 9/11 atrocities perpetrated by maniacal Muslim fundamentalists, unterwimp Paul Krugman of the New York Times ends his post with this:
I’m not going to allow comments on this post, for obvious reasons.Krugman, you slimy, gutless assbiscuit.
That Day Today
Today is not a day of service.
Today is a day to remember the innocent who were murdered 10 years ago by Islamic terrorists, and to remember the 17,720 who have been murdered since that day.
Today is a day to honour those who so selflessly risk their lives to save others, those who rushed up the stairs when everyone else so desperately tried to flee down the stairs.
Today is a day to be thankful for our strong military and the men and women who stand on the front lines. Without them, the ugly face terrorism would have visited us on our own soil many more times since that day.
Today is a day to renew our resolve to fight evil wherever it thrives, a day for justified anger. It is a day to declare you are either with us or against us, a day when you are willing to stand firm against evil or look the other way hoping it will ignore you.
Today is that day, 10 years later. Today, the cowards celebrate, the appeasers service, the compassionate mourn, the brave fight, and all patriots remember that day.
Osama is still dead
As we remember that morning... I will focus on this thought:
Al Qaeda can rail and make threats.....but we reached inside the belly of the beast and killed their leader in his jammies.....hiding behind his woman.
The last thing he saw on this earth was the muzzle of an American gun.
And the war goes on...
September 10, 2011
Sandcrawler PSA: Terror Expert Releases 'Land of the Free' Song
John Guandolo, former Marine Recon and former FBI agent, has put out a song commemorating 9/11. Below is an interview he did a couple hours ago with Erick Stakelbeck about the song:
Official music video of the song:
Guandolo song as background to the Allen West press conference with the 9/11 families the other day:
Song: America (Land of the Free)
Performed by: Boats Against the Current
Written by: John D. Guandolo
Produced by: Kelly Pidgeon
Recorded at: Poverty Ranch Records
To download the song, please go to:
A portion of the proceeds from this song will go to Operation Restored Warrior ( www.operationrestoredwarrior.org) dedicated to healing the spiritual wounds of our military combat veterans.
Thank you for your service sir, what a wonderful way to support our finest and bravest!
Download the song already people! ;-)
WTF is with Internet Explorer?
For some reason the blog is broke. But only in Internet Explorer. If you can figure out what the problem is, drop us an email.
Officials Investigate Missing Ammo At Ft Bragg, 2 Soldiers Detained
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Officials at Fort Bragg say an investigation is under way into the disappearance of nearly 14,000 rounds of ammunition at the Army base.Reuters is reporting 2 unnamed male soldiers have been detained.
Staff Sgt. Joshua Ford, a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division, says the ammunition went missing from the 1st Brigade Combat Team at Fort Bragg.
American Jude Kenan Muhammad Linked to 9/11 Anniv. Plot
This is believed to be one of the men counter terrorism chiefs say are plotting a terrorist attack in America on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11.From NTA, who links to Daily Mail as well as WCTI12:
An image of American-born 22-year-old Jude Kenan Mohammad has been posted on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list.
He has been linked to what officials have called a credible but unconfirmed al-Qaeda threat to set off a car bomb on bridges or tunnels in New York City or Washington.
The Wall Street Journal reported Mohammad is among three al-Qaeda leaders that investigators believe pose a particular threat because they have lived in the U.S.
Should that mission prove impossible, the attackers have been told to simply cause as much destruction as they can.
Mohammad, who was born in Florida, dropped out of North Carolina's Fuquay-Varina High School in 2006 and left the U.S. two years later to visit Pakistan, his father's homeland.
A federal grand jury in North Carolina indicted him and seven other men in 2009 on charges that they conspired to carry out terrorist activities around the world. Two of the men have pleaded guilty, and the trial of four others is set for September 19 in New Bern.
Federal authorities have never arrested Mohammad in the case, saying that they believe he has been in Pakistan since the indictment was issued. [More..
UPDATE: I am still searching for the WSJ article, if anyone sees it please email me. Thanks.
Also, Rusty posted about him in 7/2009: Confirmed: Eighth Traitor on the Lam in Pakistan (UPDATED: Traitor ID'd)
UPDATE II: ABC news has more on this. I am trying to confirm this from a domestic source.
Officials may have the name of one of the suspected bomb plotters after a 24-hour intelligence manhunt, U.S. officials tell ABC News.Stay tuned
UPDATE by Rusty: Jude Kenan Mohammad was part of a larger ring of would be jihadis in North Carolina led by Daniel Boyd (aka, Saifullah). Of the eight indicted in the terror ring, only Mohammad was missing.
Mohammad had turned up in Pakistan where he was arrested. But our allies in Pakistan let him go.
Some allies, eh?
Dedication Of Flight 93 National Memorial In Shanksville, PA
Very touching dedication...sniff. These songs Sara McLachlan sang during the dedication ceremony really got to me.
RIP heroes, you will never be forgotten.
Attn Youtube User Hafz1000
You've been PWNED!
Thanks to Andrea.
Two American Traitors Suspected in 9/11 Terror Plot
Each and every minute these two traitors remain breathing is an insult to the memory of the victims of 9/11:
Al Qaeda may have sent American terrorists or men carrying U.S. travel documents to launch an attack on Washington or New York to coincide with memorials marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11, government officials say.I personally volunteer for hangman duty should these two be found.
One U.S. official says al Qaeda dispatched three men, at least two of whom could be U.S. citizens, to detonate a car bomb in one of the cities. Should that mission prove impossible, the attackers have been told to simply cause as much destruction as they can.
As a precautionary measure, I'd stay away from large gatherings of people tomorrow.
As for all the pontifications that I keep hearing on TV from blowhards who say that if we change our routines then the terrorists have already won, that's total and utter bullshit.
The goal of terrorists isn't to terrorize as is so often stated. Okay, it is to terrorize. But terrorizing the American public is only an instrumental goal.
That is, terrorizing a population is the means to an ends. And that ends is not to change our daily routines.
Do you really think al Qaeda gives one iota of a damn whether or not you go to WalMart tomorrow or not? No, they don't.
Their medium term goal -- and the reason they wish to terrorize us -- is the ending of US alliances and the removal of US troops from Muslim countries.
To misquote Von Klauswitz: Terrorism is politics by other means.
So, change your routines. Be on the lookout for vans and trucks parked in places they shouldn't be. Avoid crowded gatherings. Do this and the terrorists haven't won. Doing this is part and parcel to fighting terrorism
But ditching our allies in Afghanistan or Iraq? Do that and the terrorists have really won.
9/11 Around The World At Google's YouTube
Two mind sets. Neither will ever forget 9/11/01. One mourns. One celebrates. And the hate continues unabated at YouTube.India's "911"
This video, a year old is just one example. Have no doubt the song is not of mourning.[Lashkar e taiba]...Editor note: The video is one of thousands by supporters of LeT which Howie posted regarding YouTube ignoring our flagging]Why does this matter? Note the recent arrest of Jubair Ahmad for his work aiding the Pakistani terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba. Lashkar-e-Taiba and its front group Jama'at-ud-Da'wah have a huge presence on Youtube. Also they are both specially designated terrorist entities. While Youtube removed the obvious accounts connected to this person, we've been quietly flagging a few videos and reporting some users behind the scenes in order to get a handle on Youtube's reaction. They've not taken down a single video or user we've looked at. NOT. A . SINGLE. ONE.
Of course its against the law to knowingly provide hosting to Jama'at-ud-Da'wah and Lashkar-e-Taiba. While we applaud the arrest of the individual the US Dept of Treasury has never ever pursued prosecution of a provider for knowingly providing these services. NOT. A. SINGLE. ONE. (please please super please correct me if I'm wrong on this)
This video 17 months up, glorifies India's "911" - the Mumbai terror attack[lashkar-e-taiba.wmv]Related via Flippintheraya: "Mission Creep" solved, target locked
Both are uploaded by a supporter of the terrorist organization, Lashkar-e-Taiba. And then LoonWatchers, another supporter of jihad, defends these videos as "pure political speech." To a LoonWatcher ONLY pro islam speech is "free."
The entire " Islamophobia movement" has but one purpose, to deflect attention from the jihad for khilafah. Flippin's sole purpose is to expose the jihad, in particular it's use of social media. LoonWatchers et al are Flippin's natural prey.Google's YouTube must be in a "oh no, we can't take that video down or we will be accused of Islamophobia". No other way to explain their condoning terrorist videos, well except for $$$$$. As far as Loon Watch, they are Islams useful idiots. A perfect example of dhimmitude.
Flippin has gone beyond reasonable lengths to afford LoonWatchers et al the opportunity to tell the whole truth.[on twitter..ed] To some that seemed "a waste of time", a polite version. However, by going to such lengths, Flippin has confirmed beyond a reasonable doubt that LoonWatchers et al are NOT innocents. Flippin's Graphic Dept. is therefore "Weapons Free".
Enjoy or dismay as you choose.[More...]
Young Iraqis find solace in the symphony
BaghdadThe "story behind the story"
Fatima Odei's love affair with the violin started in the dark days of the war when, only six years old and sequestered at home, she began watching symphony orchestras on TV.
I saw a Japanese girl playing violin and I really liked her," says Fatima, now 12 and one of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra's youngest trainees[...]
Fatima and her fellow musicians aren't the only young Iraqis performing classical music. There is the more established National Youth Orchestra of Iraq, but it performs only in the calmer northern region of Kurdistan and outside Iraq.
In contrast, the young INSO members' unlikely musical careers have been forged amid the heat of war in Baghdad, bringing a sweet escape from the daily challenges of a city hardened first by conflict and then the chaos of reconstruction. For some of the students who walked past bodies in the street on the way to school, knowing they had music made them feel they had something to hang onto.
"Everything around us just makes you feel like you live in hell, so when I am holding my violin and start to play it's the only way I can express myself," says Ali Muhsen, a young electrical engineer about to step on stage for the first time with the orchestra.
Reporters on the Job: The story behind the storyThey risk their lives to practice and perform, I wish them the best of luck, especially after we pull out of Iraq....
One of correspondent Jane Arraf’s most indelible memories of the Iraq war was the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra’s first public concert after Saddam Hussein was toppled from power.
It was June 2003, and what was left of the orchestra after a decade of sanctions and war gathered at the Convention Center. The guest of honor was L. Paul Bremer, the US administrator of the new Iraq. Flanked by Blackwater guards with submachine guns, Mr. Bremer declared that the concert signaled Iraq’s return to normalcy.
It wasn’t. But that didn’t matter.
As the well-dressed Iraqis sang “My Homeland,” Iraq’s de facto national anthem, many had tears streaming down their faces.
“I’ve known some of those musicians since the 1990s, when they drove taxis to survive,” says Jane. They suffered much since. “Hearing them rehearse and perform is never just a musical experience – it’s an affirmation that there’s an Iraqi spirit that can’t be extinguished.”
Scenes From September 11, 2001
A montage of pictures and video from that dreadful day.
Hero Portraits Engine 54 911 NYC Memorial
Above video is from 10/27/2010 so isn't recent.
Website: Hero Protraits Org
Unfortunately, this organization is new to me. They gathered yesterday to unveil a memorial dedicated to The First Responders on 9/11:
"First Responders Memorial" in Central Park: Monumental Portrait Memorial of 9/11 First Responders to be Unveiled.God Bless them for honoring our heroes.
On this 10th Anniversary, and more than one year in the making, families and friends of the 9/11 First Responders will gather on September 8, 2011 for an unforgettable event. The First Responders on 9/11 will be commemorated in a monumental memorial, to be unveiled to the world, and displayed in Central Park through September 11, 2011, before departing on a national six city museum tour.
Launched in early 2009 in response to a call from the mother of a fallen soldier, Tennessee-based Hero Portraits has donated thousands of hand-painted portraits to families across America. During this event in Central Park, Hero Portraits will be unveiling a 1-ton Memorial, one year in the making, which includes the First Responder portrait images, and the Twin Towers. Darrell Lynn, Founder and Chairman, says, "this is the most moving and powerful image-based Memorial we have ever seen. We chose to showcase the portraits in a way never before accomplished and never before seen. The images of the First Responders assembled on this, first-of-its kind Memorial, is a tribute to those that made the ultimate sacrifice and will assure they will 'Never Be Forgotten'."
The families of the First Responders, city officials, Hero Portrait Board members, as well as some Honorary Board members will be attending this special event on September 8, 2011 at 8:30am. The unveiling and presentation will be at Central Park's 6th Avenue Plaza where 6th Avenue meets Central Park at Central Park South (59th Street). For additional information about Hero Portraits or this event please visit www.HeroPortraits.org or contact Darrell Lynn at 678-296-8624.
Mission: To donate to every family a hand-painted portrait of their hero that has sacrificed to protect, preserve, and to serve the citizens of the United States of America.
If you are in the area, please let me know if you have seen it. Take pictures if you are able and I will post, my email is in the contact link in header.
September 09, 2011
Oakland Children's Museum Cancels
Pali Childrens War Art Hamas Propaganda
An Oakland children's museum, citing pressure from the community, canceled a planned exhibit of artwork by Palestinian youth that depicted the Israeli assault during the 2008-2009 Gaza conflict.I guess there weren't any drawing of Hamas using women and children as human shields. That would have been a bit too realistic..
The Museum of Children's Art was scheduled to display the art from Sept. 24 to Nov. 13. The exhibit had been in the works for several months, with an opening reception to feature poetry and special art activities for children[...]
In one colorful picture, a row of buildings burn as five tanks move through the area. In the foreground, women and children are crying as are trees and the sun. What looks like a small, abandoned teddy bear lies face up in the street.
In a simpler image, a frowning girl with a bandage on her forehead faces out from behind prison bars.
"Even while the children in Gaza are living under Israeli policies that deprive them of every basic necessity, they managed through art, to express their realities and hopes," said Ziad Abbas, the associate director of the Middle East Children's Alliance, in a statement. "It's really very sad that there are people in the U.S. silencing them and shredding their dreams."
Middle East Children's Alliance is among a potpourri of Islamofacists/Islams useful idiots/leftist groups etc...
Good on the Oakland's children's museum, Hamas/antisemitic propaganda has no place in a children's museum, or anywhere for that matter.
h/t inhuggermugger & etabori
The Turkish dumbbell and the sorrows of the evicted
Ah, new graphics..
Egyptians Showing Their Love For Jews
Hundreds of Egyptians stormed the building housing Israel's mission in Cairo and threw embassy documents and its national flag from windows, while airport sources said on Saturday that Israel's envoy was set to fly out of the country.Assmaggots.
The Interior Ministry said at least 450 protesters were injured during a day of confrontations with police, who used teargas and fired blanks in the air in an effort to disperse them. Egyptian newspaper Al Masry Al Youm's website reported that four Egyptian were arrested during the demonstrations.
Update: Via AllahP
Egyptian police made no attempt to intervene during the day as crowds of hundreds tore down an embassy security wall with sledgehammers and their bare hands or after nightfall when about 30 protesters stormed into the Nile-side high-rise building where the embassy is located.Again, assmaggots.
Just before midnight, the group of protesters reached a room on one of the embassy’s lower floors at the top of the building and began dumping Hebrew-language documents from the windows, said an Egyptian security official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media…
The group got into the building through a third-floor window and climbed the stairs to the embassy. They worked for hours to break through three doors to enter the embassy, said the 28-year-old man. They encountered three Israelis and beat one of them.
Captain Jihad: Ex-Terrorist Comic Book Hero
Indonesian publisher introduces a new comic book hero - an ex-terrorist:
The real life adventures of former al-Qaeda-linked terrorist Nasir Abas have become a new comic book in Indonesia depicting him as a militant villain who transforms into an invaluable ally in the fight against terrorism.
The story of the soft-spoken 42-year-old is well-known in Indonesia. He went from helping train Muslim militants who carried out the deadly Bali bombings in 2002 to informing police about the inner-workings of the Jemaah Islamiyah terror network.
He's also joined a government program to convince convicted terrorists that killing unarmed civilians is wrong.
Abas says he hopes the colorful comic by a nonprofit publisher, titled "I Found the Meaning of Jihad," will help teach children not to make the same mistakes he did.
That Epic Sucking Sound is al-Qaeda's Media Wing as-Sahab Gasping for Air
In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, jihadists aggressively expanded their presence in cyberspace. Websites serving groups such as al Qaeda and its affiliates went from fewer than 20 in 2000, to more than 5,000 in 2006, according to the Pentagon. Such forums allowed jihadists to deliver their propaganda, recruit new members, provide training, communicate amongst themselves and coordinate operations.One can also attribute the additional nervousness of the Online Jihad to the demise of al-Furqan and other insurgent media groups in Iraq to al-Qaeda's utter defeat there. Their propaganda not only failed to terrorize the Iraqis into submission it had the opposite effect of painting AQI as group of barbarous savages hell bent on spilling all the Iraqi blood they possibly could. Eventually the Iraqi people had enough and sought to expel these murderers from their midst in none too gentel a fashion. Oh and there was the fact that the US tracked down al-Furqan's media unit, capturing and killing many and gaining a treasure trove of intelligence in the process.
But 10 years on, it appears the "glory days" of e-jihad are long gone.
In the past couple of years there were visible signs that al Qaeda was struggling to maintain its dominance in the 21st century media war. Many jihadi forums have been hacked into and taken down. Propaganda videos have declined (both in quantity and quality), and the overall activity on blogs has dropped considerably.
Alarmed by the decline in members' contributions, a recent posting by blogger "al-Assad al-Tha'er" at the Shumukh al-Islam forum addressed the "reasons that led to the decline of activity on the jihadi blogs."
"The main section on the forum which used to be abuzz with messages, now could stay for hours without a single response posted," al-Tha'er said, "and the same goes for Ansar al-Mujahideen and al-Fidaa forums."
Web-based jihadi activities have been seriously affected as a result to such operations. Frontline jihadi leaders now seem a bit more cautious in the management of their public appearance. The long process to broadcast videos online meant that al Qaeda was no longer capable of immediately bringing the messages of its leaders out to the world as it once did.While Pakistan would love to take some credit in this area it gets zero nada zilch. It still allows many terrorist media groups to operate with impunity out in the open. Obviously Pakistan values the usefulness of these groups more than the blood of its own people.
Messages recently released by the newly appointed al Qaeda chief Ayman Zawahiri took between 3 to 6 weeks to make it to the usual online channels, and more often than not these were audio rather than video messages.
Another al Qaeda leader, Abu Yahya al-Libi, was a no-show online, even for his accustomed yearly "Eid Message" rendezvous.
No this can be attributed to these forums and websites becoming compromised by a number of factors. Privateer counter Jihad intelligence groups like Jawa Report and others have regularly humiliated various forums and websites. Thus helping destroy the appearance of legitimacy and professionalism these websites lend to their various groups.
But also government intelligence groups have also infiltrated al-Qaeda's online safe haven to the point of knowing what they do before they do it. Who can forget the humiliation of al-Qaeda when the US "somehow" was pulling bin-Laden's messages right off the PC and releasing them before as-Sahab even knew they had it.
And kudos to Kilroy for inserting Ellen's cupcake recipe into AQAP's online magazine Inspire. I'm sure that upset quite a few readers lol. If only US intelligence had the sense of Humor the Brits have shown in humiliating al-Qaeda. Because that's the most effective tactic. To infiltrate and humiliate. Taking down a site does that. But it doesn't disturb the confidence of the online Jihadi community the way disinformation actions do. When confidence in the security of the forum drops. Users leave.
Of course all these tactics can breed resistant pests. For every action taken then Jihadis take countermeasures. Making the next round a bit more difficult. Well more difficult for open source intelligence like Jawa Report. I feel that's probably not the case of large governmental agencies. No they are in so deep inside the online Jihad they can never really be locked out. Its scary really, if you are a Jiahdi that is. ;)
But its not all good news. Other platforms are coming into fashion.
But if al Qaeda webmasters have failed to prop their blogs, they were somewhat successful at marketing their jihadi ideology on new and perhaps more popular avenues, such as Facebook and YouTube. Much of the salafist jihadi ideology is now found on Facebook accounts, and YouTube has a staggering collection of jihadi videos.Online propaganda on Youtube is a real problem. Its the most popular internet video platform in the world. Other video platforms I feel are even worse but they don't share the popularity of influence of the Youtube platform.
Another noticeable trend in e-jihad is the dissemination of jihadi ideology to foreign audiences. Most jihadi propaganda videos are now either translated or dubbed into English and German (and sometimes other languages). Most prominent forums have dedicated English sections especially for Western enthusiasts.
Why does this matter? Note the recent arrest of Jubair Ahmad for his work aiding the Pakistani terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba. Lashkar-e-Taiba and its front group Jama'at-ud-Da'wah have a huge presence on Youtube. Also they are both specially designated terrorist entities. While Youtube removed the obvious accounts connected to this person, we've been quietly flagging a few videos and reporting some users behind the scenes in order to get a handle on Youtube's reaction. They've not taken down a single video or user we've looked at. NOT. A . SINGLE. ONE.
Of course its against the law to knowingly provide hosting to Jama'at-ud-Da'wah and Lashkar-e-Taiba. While we applaud the arrest of the individual the US Dept of Treasury has never ever pursued prosecution of a provider for knowingly providing these services. NOT. A. SINGLE. ONE. (please please super please correct me if I'm wrong on this)
At least none that we can recall. And trust me Google's Youtube is not the only one. Dreamhost comes to my mind. They were hosting several Palestinian terrorist groups which were on OFAC's list. When contacting the provider my heart sank to find that the owners blog read like a Hamas website itself. Even more Ironic in UK you can actually be prosecuted for having some of the videos streamed on London based Liveleak on your hard drive. Heh. I'm not for censoring information. Just against the propaganda operation of the enemy at war time. And trust me many of these videos are presented as an attempt to advocate for and support al-Qaeda.
So is this dangerous?
Well its worth noting that today's threat, which NYC is working hard against at the cost of thousands of man hours and tons of treasure is also likely linked not only to al-Qaeda and Ayman al-Zawahiri. There are also links to Lashkar-e-Taiba the Pakistani terrorist group that has such a huge presence on Jihadtube.
CNN: U.S. officials believe operatives came out of the tribal Pakistan-Afghanistan border region -- a volatile semilawless area home to extremist groups -- and that they are part of al Qaeda "central," he said.So while its fun to make fun of the failure of the cyber jihad. There is still so much going on that's not really very funny.
The official also noted a possibility that Pakistan-based groups such as Lashkar e-Tayyiba or Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan could be involved.
Until we deal sternly with Pakistan's duplicity, complicity and tolerance for terrorist groups we're going to have a problem. So long as we allow Youtube's half ass-ed response to terrorist propaganda on their site, fail to enforce our own laws in that regard, we're going to have problems like the one we are seeing today in NYC and DC even ten years after 9/11.
Anwar Al-Awlaki's Links to the September 11 Hijackers
J.M. Berger tweets:
Reupping: My new piece at The Atlantic: Awlaki and 9/11, An Opening ArgumentGood read..
Ground Zero after attack is seen from space in newly-released image
Via GSFC photostream:
Aftermath of World Trade Center AttackView more sizes here
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Image courtesy USGS Landsat 7 team, at the EROS Data Center.
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Never forget, never forgive...
Jay Carney: "Obama Wants to "Put Party Above Country"...
Finally, some truth coming out of the WH...heh
BTW, Bubbe shared an email she received and feel it's fitting for this post:
I got this by email yesterday: I have a prayer request. There's a lady I've known forever. She's very sick. On top of that, she's being abused by those to whom she has given everything. Lies about her abound, and seem to come from all sides. Just breaks my heart. Seems there's nothing I can do alone. But maybe, if we join in and lift her up together we can heal her. She's well over 200 years old, but way too young to die. Her name is 'America' ... and I love her dearly.Thank you Bubbe!
9/11 Amateur Footage Collection
In one respect, the terrorists won a major victory on 9/11. Not only did they kill over 3000 innocent people on that day, they continue to inflict pain upon all decent humans even 10 years later.
This is very difficult to watch. Try if you can, Don't if you can't. But always remember.
WTF? Florida 'vampire' attacks senior citizen at vacant Hooters
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[...]With blood still oozing from bite marks on his neck, Ellis made his way back to the gas station in his wheelchair, before calling police.I was wondering where DMartyr was...
Officers found Smith on the porch at Hooters, half naked and covered in Ellis' blood. Police said that she had not been assaulted in any way.
Smith, who said she does not remember anything, was charged with aggravated battery on an elderly person.
Ellis was treated at a local hospital. The bites required stitches, but he was expected to recover.
F-16 pilot was ready to give her life on Sept. 11
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Wow, just wow
Late in the morning of the Tuesday that changed everything, Lt. Heather “Lucky” Penney was on a runway at Andrews Air Force Base and ready to fly. She had her hand on the throttle of an F-16 and she had her orders: Bring down United Airlines Flight 93. The day’s fourth hijacked airliner seemed to be hurtling toward Washington. Penney, one of the first two combat pilots in the air that morning, was told to stop it[...]Amazing story, this is the first time Penney has agreed to an interview. She emphasizes the heroes that day were the passengers on Flight 93. Indeed they are but Penney and Sasseville are also heroes in my book...
As remarkable as it seems now, there were no armed aircraft standing by and no system in place to scramble them over Washington. Before that morning, all eyes were looking outward, still scanning the old Cold War threat paths for planes and missiles coming over the polar ice cap.
“There was no perceived threat at the time, especially one coming from the homeland like that,” says Col. George Degnon, vice commander of the 113th Wing at Andrews. “It was a little bit of a helpless feeling, but we did everything humanly possible to get the aircraft armed and in the air. It was amazing to see people react.”
Things are different today, Degnon says. At least two “hot-cocked” planes are ready at all times, their pilots never more than yards from the cockpit[...]
A third plane hit the Pentagon, and almost at once came word that a fourth plane could be on the way, maybe more. The jets would be armed within an hour, but somebody had to fly now, weapons or no weapons.
“Lucky, you’re coming with me,” barked Col. Marc Sasseville.
They were gearing up in the pre-flight life-support area when Sasseville, struggling into his flight suit, met her eye.
“I’m going to go for the cockpit,” Sasseville said.
She replied without hesitating.
“I’ll take the tail.”
It was a plan. And a pact.
Penney had never scrambled a jet before. Normally the pre-flight is a half-hour or so of methodical checks. She automatically started going down the list.
“Lucky, what are you doing? Get your butt up there and let’s go!” Sasseville shouted.
She climbed in, rushed to power up the engines, screamed for her ground crew to pull the chocks. The crew chief still had his headphones plugged into the fuselage as she nudged the throttle forward. He ran along pulling safety pins from the jet as it moved forward.
She muttered a fighter pilot’s prayer — “God, don’t let me [expletive] up” — and followed Sasseville into the sky
Good News: 3 of 3 Somali Terrorists on the Loose
Kamal Said Hassan has been released from jail and given house arrest. He's the last of three Somalis who went off to fight the jihad for the al Qaeda linked al Shabaab movement before returning home. The other two are were freed earlier.
Call me crazy, but I was under the impression that terrorism was a serious offense? I guess I had that all wrong.
Vestibulum ut dulce Jane Novack
Like An Ewok Telling Chewbacca He Shouldn't Sh*t In The Woods
Iran's Ahmadinejad scolds Syria's Assad for the crackdown on protesters.
Huh. Didn't see that coming.
Jawa Report Condolences To Kenny Solomon
I can’t begin to tell you how much I admired my Dad, let alone loved him and held him as one of my very few heroes in life.Although we love sharing Ken's joy of celebrating a full and happy life, still we send our best regards and prayers.
September 08, 2011
Another Reason To Love The Jawa Report
We like, totally ignored Obummer's speech and shit. Senior citizens, however, got the message.
Breaking: Credible Terror Threat for 9/11
Update: New York, D.C. Targeted
Update: Zawahiri Initiated Terror Plot
This is just breaking, but sources say that the FBI is about to post a bulletin to local law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for a "credible threat" of terrorism on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
As I noted earlier, the online jihadis have been talking about such an attack. There is no indication that the two are connected.
UPDATE: Fox News confirms:
The threat would target New York City or Washington, D.C., sources said. Authorities have obtained what they believe is information on possible suspects tied to central Al Qaeda, but they have not necessarily determined names of possible suspects.UPDATE by SH: Not yet on Fox News site, credible threat concerns VBIED.
According to a senior U.S. official with knowledge of the threat, "People are aggressively pursuing leads,” and it is "specific enough to elicit worry." Another senior U.S. official stressed the threat is still “unconfirmed” so it is being chased down and investigated...
"It feels more than aspirational," one official said.
UPDATE by Rusty's iPhone: One American traitor suspected accompanied by two foreigners. The trio rented trucks, which means VBIED:
At least three individuals -- one believed to be a U.S. citizen -- entered the U.S. in August by air with the intent to launch a vehicle-borne attack against Washington D.C. or New York around the anniversary of 9-11,H/T Berger
One official added that at least two rental trucks -- one from Penske and one from Budget -- were being sought nationwide.
Any one up for a manhunt?
UPDATE by SH: The rental trucks have been located and appear to have no connection to the plotters[from the same link above]
Initially, one of those officials added that at least two rental trucks -- one from Penske and one from Budget -- were being sought nationwide. Those trucks have since been recovered and appear to have had no connection to the plotters.UPDATE by SH: NYC Mayor Bloomberg, NYPD and FBI to hold a press conference concerning the threat. Live video feed here.
The threat information was obtained recently and originated from overseas sources -- Pakistan, according to one official.
The NYPD will be taking additional precautions in response to the terror threat, including increasing its patrol by a third, setting up vehicle checkpoints, and working closely with the FBI to gain any additional intelligence, Police Commissioner Kelly said in a press conference with New York Mayor Bloomberg and an FBI official[...]UPDATE by SH:
One U.S. official said that the intelligence on the potential 9/11 anniversary threat came from tribal areas of Pakistan. The person who provided the intelligence is known to the U.S. intelligence community and "has a track record," as one source put it.
Officials say the alleged terror plot was initiated by new al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's successor.
Remember the Palis on 9/11
Via My Right Word:
Palestinians celebrate 9/11 by US_Marine_Hoorah
NYC Topless Reading Club
(New York City) Buxom females aged between 19 and 42 have formed a topless reading club which is officially called The Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society.
Maybe they are responding to the complaints of actress Mila Kunis who bemoans that "people don't read."
An image of NSFW reading club members is in the extended entry.
Men are said to be allowed in small numbers. Maybe it's to help the girls find a different title. They're all reading the same book.
Doumentary Film Killing in the Name Of
Video moved below the fold.
US Broadcast PremiereMore here at All Things Considered.
HBO Documentary Films Presents
The Oscar® nominated documentary film
KILLING IN THE NAME
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
8:00 pm (EDT)
Website: Global Survivors.
Chatter: Hey, Where's the Best Place to Attack the US?
Don't panic, this is mostly what they call aspirational -- ie, they dream of nuking the "jewish controlled" Federal Reserve like I dream about wrapping my meat hooks around Adam Gadahn's neck
But since the most likely successful terrorist attack today will be the lone wolf inspired by such online discussion, then .... RUN AWAY!
Online jihadi forum users are discussing the "best" kind of terrorist attacks on the U.S. that would result in long-term strategicSomewhere between Douglas Adams and Monty Python, there has got to be a good middle ground as to the proper level of worry to devote to such chatter. So, take it for what it's worth.
Users have suggested attacks on national parks, skyscrapers, state governors offices, the Federal Reserve, airports, dams, and power plants. [sourc: Inteltweet]
Obama's Delusional Tax Cut Claims
John F. Kennedy seems to win the prize for biggest tax cut, at least in the last half century. By the same measure, the income tax provisions of George W. Bush tax cuts are more than twice as large as Obama’s tax cut over the same three-year time span. (Yes, a large portion of Bush’s tax cut went to the wealthy, but it also benefited the working poor. We still don’t know what Obama means by “middle class,” since his definition also seems to include the working poor.)That's not to mention the increase in sin taxes that are regressive in nature and hurt the sinful working poor the most.
And don't forget the new healthcare we swear its not a tax tax unless its in front of a Judge.
A federal appeals court on Thursday threw out two challenges to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul on procedural grounds.So to Obama's claims to be a tax cutter are 100% grade A horse pussy and that's putting it nicely.
The 4th Circuit is the first court to side with the administration’s legal argument that the mandate’s penalty is a tax.
"Obama's Army": Hundreds Of Union Agitators Storm Ports, Hold Security Guards Hostage
Ironically, ILWU were violently protesting a competing union and not a non-union site.
(AP) Hundreds of Longshoremen stormed the Port of Longview early Thursday, overpowered and held security guards, damaged railroad cars, and dumped grain that is the center of a labor dispute, said Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha.Hot Air has more on this.
Six guards were held hostage for a couple of hours after 500 or more Longshoremen broke down gates about 4:30 a.m. and smashed windows in the guard shack, he said.
No one was hurt, and nobody has been arrested. Most of the protesters returned to their union hall after cutting brake lines and spilling grain from car at the EGT terminal, Duscha said.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union believes it has the right to work at the facility, but the company has hired a contractor that's staffing a workforce of other union laborers.[Continue reading]
Chilling 9/11 Audio Tapes Released (Updated)
I hate to link The New York Times, but it appears they (so, far) have the best coverage - audio and transcripts. I may change the link later if I find better.
UPDATE by SH: You can listen here: news.rutgers.edu/medrel/rutgers-newark-law/rutgers-law-review-p-20110908[Including interactive time line]
Or here: rutgerslawreview.com[server may be busy]
Thanks to Mean Kitteh
Oh Noes!!! IDF Training Judea and Samaria Residents for Arab's September Onslaught
Arab MK Aghast! How dare Israelis protect their homes/selves!
The IDF has begun training Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria in advance of an expected Arab onslaught in September, ultra-leftist paper Haaretz reported Tuesday. Arabs are expected to try and march en masse on Jewish communities, hoping to overwhelm the Jews and provoke them into shooting at the Arabs[...]According to Haertz, two lines are drawn protecting the area. If one line is crossed the Israelis can use tear gas against the intruders. If the second line is crossed Israelis can shoot the intruders in their "legs".
The mass marches are to be part of a Palestinian Authority public diplomacy campaign that will accompany a PA appeal to the United Nations for recognition as an independent state[...]
I have no problem with that, but, Pallywood will be on hand to record the evil Juice attacking so-called innocent Pali/Arabs.
Everyone has a right to protect their homes/lives unless you are a Jew AND live in Israel. Sux but that's how PA/Arabs/Islamists/Islams useful idiots/leftist etc. think.
UPDATE: What Kenny has does not fit the narrative from Haertz: About the shooting at legs, umm no
Israel Remembering 9/11 - A Living Memorial
The memorial, set against the magnificent backdrop of the foothills of Jerusalem in the Arazim Valley, was dedicated in November 2009, and is one of the first major international memorials to 9/11 and the only site outside of New York to recognize the names of every victim of the attack.Once again, thank you Israel.
Commissioned and built by Jewish National Fund, the memorial depicts the World Trade Center and Pentagon through sculpture and landscape architecture. The 30-foot high bronze sculpture, designed by award-winning Israeli artist E. Weishoff and donated by New York resident and JNF major donor Edward Blank, is composed of a waving American flag that transforms into a memorial flame. The sculpture is surrounded by a circular, crater-like plaza and reflection area tiled in stone, funded by the Bronka Stavsky Weintraub Trust, which lists the names of those fallen.
A Hearty Welcome Back to the Islamic Hacker's Union!
With founder Harry M. securely locked up in a German jail we thought it was the end of the fourth quarter for the brothers at The Islamic Hacker's Union. But the fat lady apparently hadn't quite sung. It's good to see the lads are back and busy spinning noose length rope.
CJ Discovers Interesting New Therapy
After reading this post by CJ about his successful battle against PTSD in which he recounts how he's been under fifteen rocket attacks in the past two weeks, why is it that I can't help but think about the last few scenes from What About Bob?
The guy has got balls.
YouTube Tribute to Chechen Terrorist
Two German Arrested in Bomb Plot, Mosque Searched
Are the Germans finally getting serious about Islamist terrorism?
Two men were arrested here Thursday on suspicion of planning a bombing attack, after the police tracked their purchases of bomb-making materials, a Berlin police spokesman said.Right, no suspicion the mosque had anything to do with it. Which is why they searched it. Because nothing suspicious was going on there.
The men, a 24-year-old German of Lebanese descent and a 28-year-old from Gaza, had obtained chemicals that could be used to build explosives, according to the spokesman, Martin Otter, who did not provide any specifics about the chemicals. He said the effort to obtain them was what brought the men to the attention of the police....
The police searched the apartments of the two men on Thursday. They also searched an Islamic cultural center, but said that there was no suspicion that the director or members of the center were involved in any plot.
Can You Hear Me Now?
My question is: Who is her carrier? I need a new mobile plan and her's sounds pretty good...
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch prosecutors are charging a 42-year-old woman with stalking after she allegedly called her ex-boyfriend 65,000 times in the past year.
In case you're wondering, that's an average of over 178 calls per day, 7 calls per hour, one call every 8.5 minutes. For a year.
She says it wasn't excessive because they were in a relationship. I shudder to think what she would consider excessive...
Mila Kunis Hearts Obama: Take 2
You know, everyone should embarrass themselves on the internet now and then. Like I did with my previous post on this subject. It builds character and gives away that you don't watch much tee vee ;)
Actress Mila Kunis granted an interview (and cover photo) to Stylist magazine and proclaimed “I love Barack Obama” and that young Republicans are “ill-informed” in Middle America and can’t tell you why they oppose Obama. She lectured others to get educated and explain how you voted, and “don’t tell me it’s because of religion either because that whole thing is knocked completely out the window.”OK I get that she's drank a bit too much Obama Koolaide. But there is one point that I think she's right on despite that she's obviously racist against mid-westerners.
Why is nobody reading? I feel like, in our generation, people don't read.She's right on the point that young people don't read, have any interest in news or politics. And are generally uninformed. I don't feel its a Midwestern or conservative thing.
They don't read books, they don't read the paper, they don't read the news. So obviously you are incredibly ill-informed to the point where they will go do these tests in Middle America, And they'll ask, 'OK, what party are you?' And they'll say, 'Republican'. 'Why?' And they can't even tell you. They have no idea what the Republican Party stands for. Why did I vote for Obama? I can tell you why I voted for him, what I agreed and disagreed with him on, for hours. It's crazy to me that people don't educate themselves about the world considering so many of them have children who are going to suffer because of it.
While they can tell you exactly what is happening on garbage shows like say ICarly (see I still hate that show) they have no idea about current events or politics.
And was that a jab at ignorant young teens who became pregnant without taking five minutes to think about their actions? By golly I think it was.
I've always heard that if you're not a liberal in your 20's you have no heart. If you're not a conservative by the time you're 40 you have no brain. There's some truth to that.
But if young people who have no interest in the news or politics are spawning and leading another generation from a position of ignorance, that's pretty depressing. No matter if you're conservative or liberal, if you're ignorant there's little hope for any of us.
This interests me because I'm always trying to stress to my kid how he should take at least some interest in the news, politics and current events. He's pretty much not and thinks I'm a geek for keeping up and watching news.
George Will on Lochner v. New York
Liberal certitudes continue to dissolve, the most recent solvent being a robust new defense of a 1905 Supreme Court decision that liberals have long reviled — and misrepresented. To understand why the court correctly decided Lochner v. New York and why this is relevant to current arguments, read David E. Bernstein’s “Rehabilitating Lochner: Defending Individual Rights against Progressive Reform.”Its a great piece on the basic difference between conservative and liberal views on government power.
Since the New Deal, courts have stopped defending liberty of contract and other unenumerated rights grounded in America’s natural rights tradition. These are referred to by the Ninth Amendment, which explicitly protects unenumerated rights “retained by the people,” and by the “privileges or immunities” and “liberty” cited in the 14th Amendment. Progressivism, Bernstein argues, is hostile to America’s premise that individuals possess rights that preexist government and are not fully enumerated in the Constitution. This doctrine stands athwart liberalism’s aspiration to erase constitutional limits on government’s regulatory powers.
It shows clearly how the left's "looking out for the little guy", is really looking out for their ability to harness the reigns of government to take away the "other little guy's" rights.
One American Two Germans Murdered in Afghanistan
I'm not sure why I got stuck reporting the bad news. But one American and Two German citizens bodies were recovered in and around Kabul this week.
Our prayers for their families and thanks for their service and sacrifice for their nations and the Afghan people.
Remember when we leave they will be the ones bearing the brunt of the bloodthirsty Taliban murderers.
September 07, 2011
Sandcrawler PSA: Complaints And Death Threats Edition
Now that that mess is over, a reminder that your emails may just end up on tomorrow's front page, full of mocking disdain, for thousands of people to see.
It doesn't mean we don't still love you, though. Unless your name is Greyrooster or you bang your head on the floor five times a day facing Meccah.
So, going forward....
I'm Gumby Dammit!
And I'm here to rob you!
You gotta check that link out, lulz.
Live Blogging Tonight's Republican Debate
Extensive coverage below the fold in a little over twenty minutes!
Okay, not really.
Jawa Reader Love Mail: 2 Legged Faggots Edition
Yawn, is that all you got?
Rusty all ready went over this with Emerson Begolly.
DinOfAllah is so yesterday...and, Alla(SHkchew) knows best!
LEAVE HOWIE ALONE!
That is all...
Update by Ronin:
Lighten up Hugh. Your wife needs a kick in the balls.
Update by Howie:
Fuck off Hugh, The others ran this post. I've mostly ignored your crap. If you can't get a post is farce then I don't really want to talk to you. Moron.
So far as reader love mail goes, yours reads like the cheap suit you are.
P.S. And your bitchy wife can suck it.
More Evidence YouTube Complicit in Terror
Video name: Jihad Nasheed.
Video uploader: Muslim Extremist.
Number of views: 372,00+
I love this nasheed allah bless the men who r in JIHAD and al-qaeda and taliban for life....fuck bush and americaAny questions?
Iraq Town Opens First Escalator, Hilarity Ensues
Comedy gold, people. Comedy gold.
Sweet: Family Released by Somali Pirates
Given the silence on the ransom question, you can bet that the Somali pirates learned a valuable lesson from this: take more hostages:
A Danish yachting family held hostage by Somali pirates for more than six months has been released and is returning home after enduring "the most horrible ordeal one can imagine," government officials said.I'm glad they are free, but it's a mixed bag given that their freedom was bought and will lead to more hostages with the same fate.
Jan Quist Johansen, his wife Birgit Marie and their three teenage children were captured along with two Danish crew members on Feb. 24 as their 43-foot (13-meter) yacht was seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean.
All seven "were released Tuesday and are doing well under the circumstances. They are in a plane on their way to Denmark," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Charlotte Slente said.
H/T: DMartyr, who apparently forgot about that password....
Graphic: 40 Terrorist Plots Thwarted in US since 9/11
The Heritage Foundation has a nifty graphic showing the 40 domestic terror plots that have been foiled since 9/11. Check it out.
Carson City IHOP Shootings: Victims Named
|35-year-old Major Heath Kelly of Reno.|
|38-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Christian Riege of Carson City|
|31-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Miranda McElhiney of Reno|
“Yesterday our town was shocked to the core,” Furlong said during a morning news conference.RIP heroes, our thoughts and prayers go to the families of the fallen..sigh
He identified the five people killed as Major Heath Kelly, Sgt. First Class Christian Riege, Sft. First Class Miranda McElniney and Florence Donavan Gunderson[67, SLT, no image yet, her husband was wounded...ed. Update..img below], the only civilian. Mrs Gunderson wounded husband is a retired U.S. Marine Corp member[<--link has excellent breakdown..ed]
Also killed was the shooter, Eduardo Sencion, 32, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The three Nevada National Guard members were had been active in their fields, said Gen. Bill Burks.
Major Kelly of Reno was a decorated field officer who was a student of military history, Burks said.
Between 2004 to 2005 Kelly was on active duty for the U.S. Army in Iraq. He then joined the Nevada Guard, where besides being the joint forces unit commander, was a federal technician who worked at the Guard.
"All of the soldiers knew about his past in Iraq, but while he could be very serious, he also joked with you and told anecdotes," Studenicka said. "He was a Major with a difficult job of being in charge of more than 100 soldiers, training and preparing them for future deployments. He had a huge job."
Riege of Carson City had been with the U.S. Navy before joining the Guard, and had served in Afghanistan in 2009 and 2010.
McElniney of Reno had served soldiers in the medical, dental and human resources areas for more than 13 years, he said. She also owned a small baking company and was known for providing cupcakes for her coworkers.
We also pray for a speedy and complete recovery for those wounded.
UPDATE: Via RGJ
Three patients at Carson Tahoe have been released to their homes after being treated for injuries from the Carson City IHOP shooting, Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said. The other shooting victim there was transferred to Renown Regional Medical Center, joining three other shooting victims there.Again, the families are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dr. Chris Demers, a surgeon with the Sierra Neurosurgery Group who operates at Renown Regional Medical Center, said he attended to an unspecified number of gunshot wounds to the head and successfully completed at least one brain surgery from yesterday’s attack.
Renown took four of the 11 people shot on Tuesday.
Demers said patient privacy laws prohibit him from giving detailed information on the cases or the names of the victims, but he said one surgery involved removing a large blood clot.
Good News: Lots of Russian Surface to Air Missiles Missing in Libya
A potent stash of Russian-made surface-to-air missiles is missing from a huge Tripoli weapons warehouse amid reports of weapons looting across war-torn Libya.The Libyan Rebel Revolutionary Council is probably just going duck hunting, you know duck hunting is very popular in the Islamic world, "Allahu Ackbar!" another dead duck.
They are Grinch SA-24 shoulder-launched missiles, also known as Igla-S missiles, the equivalent of U.S.-made Stinger missiles.
A CNN team and Human Rights Watch found dozens of empty crates marked with packing lists and inventory numbers that identified the items as Igla-S surface-to-air missiles.
The list for one box, for example, written in English and Russian, said it had contained two missiles, with inventory number “Missile 9M342,” and a power source, inventory number “Article 9B238.”
Grinch SA-24s are designed to target front-line aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles and drones. They can shoot down a plane flying as high as 11,000 feet and can travel 19,000 feet straight out.
Fighters aligned with the National Transitional Council and others swiped armaments from the storage facility, witnesses told Human Rights Watch. The warehouse is located near a base of the Khamis Brigade, a special forces unit in Gadhafi’s military, in the southeastern part of the capital.
The warehouse contains mortars and artillery rounds, but there are empty crates for those items as well. There are also empty boxes for another surface-to-air missile, the SA-7.
Besides all they want from Obama is an apology. I'm sure they wouldn't, you know, hurt anyone if they don't get it.
Hezbollah's Ally Wants To See It Destroyed
Lebanon’s speaker of parliament, Nabih Berri to be exact:
WikiLeaks recently published a diplomatic cable from Lebanon describing Berri’s “pleasure” and “laughter” as Israeli military hardware pummeled his supposed ally from the skies.Lulz
Read the rest in Commentary Magazine.[Michael Totten]
San Clemente HS Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat
Update: Search On For AWOL Navy Medic Daniel P Morgan
Update II: Morgan Turned Self In
"Bomb Threat Found Among Missing Marine’s Belongings"
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. -- San Clemente High School was evacuated Wednesday while authorities investigated a bomb threat that apparently originated at Camp Pendleton[...]Expect updates..
Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino told ABC7 the written threat was discovered among the personal belongings of an AWOL marine at Camp Pendleton.
Parents were urged to call the school district's "rumor control hotline,” 949-234-5575 for more information.
UPDATE: Search in on for AWOL Navy medic Daniel P. Morgan
"Nothing has been stolen from Camp Pendleton. Right now all we know is there was threatening information on a piece of paper," Benson said.UPDATE II: FNC
The medic was identified as Daniel Morgan, 22.
He is white, wears glasses, has short hair and is driving a white Jeep Wrangler with a black top, with license number 6NKZ930, said Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino.
The Navy medic suspected of writing a bomb threat that forced a California high school evacuation Wednesday has surrendered to authorities, Master Sgt. Mark Oliva, a spokesman from Camp Pendleton confirms to Fox News[...]
While authorities did not find any explosives on an initial sweep of the school, and nothing had been stolen from Camp Pendleton, they said they are taking the threats very seriously.
Around noon Wednesday Jim Armorino, a spokesman from the Orange County Sherrif's Department said that the campus was secure. Students have since been released to return home.
Treasury Dept Targets Three Senior Al Qaeda Leaders
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the designation of three senior al-Qa’ida leaders based in Pakistan: leader and commander Abu Yahya al-Libi; senior leader ‘Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad al-Husayn Ould Muhammad Salim[aka Younis al-Mauritani...ed]; and al-Qa’ida facilitator, courier and operative Mustafa Hajji Muhammad Khan.Interesting, Pakistan stated they "arrested" Salim aka Younis al-Mauritani on Monday. Wednesday, US slaps sanctions...
“We are targeting two of al-Qa’ida’s top strategists and commanders in Pakistan, as well as a senior facilitator, striking at the heart of al-Qa’ida’s remaining leadership and its operations in Pakistan,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen.
As a result of today’s action – taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 – U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with today's designees and any assets they may hold under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen.
Besides the obvious, wtf took so long to slap sanctions on all of them especially al-Libi...gawd.
Full press release below fold
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the designation of three senior al-Qa’ida leaders based in Pakistan: leader and commander Abu Yahya al-Libi; senior leader ‘Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad al-Husayn Ould Muhammad Salim; and al-Qa’ida facilitator, courier and operative Mustafa Hajji Muhammad Khan.
“We are targeting two of al-Qa’ida’s top strategists and commanders in Pakistan, as well as a senior facilitator, striking at the heart of al-Qa’ida’s remaining leadership and its operations in Pakistan,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen.
As a result of today’s action – taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 – U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with today's designees and any assets they may hold under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen.
Abu Yahya al-Libi (al-Libi)
Al-Libi is a senior al-Qa’ida leader and commander in Pakistan responsible for the supervision of other senior al-Qa’ida officials. Referred to as al-Qa’ida’s propaganda chief, al-Libi is one of the group’s most prominent public figures and plays a key role in al-Qa’ida’s media operations. As of April 2010, al-Libi had released sixty-eight messages on behalf of al-Qa’ida, and was second in public visibility only to Ayman al-Zawahiri. As an authoritative voice for al-Qa’ida, al-Libi has urged Pakistanis to attack their government.
Al-Libi was also deputy to now-deceased al-Qa’ida senior leader Atiyah ‘Abd al-Rahman, who was killed in an explosion last month. As of 2010, al-Libi commanded a group of al-Qa’ida fighters and provided financial assistance to al-Qa’ida fighters in Afghanistan. Al-Libi was also a field commander in Afghanistan and an instructor at an al-Qa’ida training camp.
‘Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad al-Husayn Ould Muhammad Salim (Salim)
Salim, also known as Younis al-Mauritani, is a Pakistan-based senior al-Qa’ida leader who was in charge of al-Qa’ida’s external operations as of mid-2010. He participated in the formation of the al-Qa’ida affiliate organization al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). As of late 2010, Usama bin Laden devoted most of al-Qaida’s funds to a plan developed by Salim to ostensibly damage the economy of Europe. As of mid-2010, Salim was in Pakistan to speak to individuals regarding their participation in al-Qa'ida operations in Europe.
Salim joined the Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC) in 2001. He had served as a communications link between the GSPC and al-Qa’ida and was sent by GSPC leaders to Pakistan to forge the 2007 merger with al-Qa’ida that formed AQIM.
As of late 2009, Salim provided weapons and explosives training to GSPC members in Mali, including the use of AK-47 assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades. In 2006, Salim provided basic weapons training on the AK-47 assault rifle to GSPC members. Salim has fought for the GSPC in Mauritania, and has been wanted in Mauritania since late 2009 for planning a 2005 GSPC attack against the Mauritanian military and for forging the merger between the GSPC and al-Qa’ida.
The Pakistani military reported on Monday that Salim was arrested near Quetta, Pakistan.
Mustafa Hajji Muhammad Khan (Khan)
Khan has acted as an al-Qa’ida facilitator, courier and operative since at least 2003. As of 2010, Khan facilitated activities for senior Pakistan-based al-Qa’ida operatives. Khan has also been active in facilitating the travel of al-Qa’ida members, including escorting an individual to meet with another al-Qa’ida member in 2009. On al-Qa’ida’s behalf, Khan recruited a facilitator who helped him move people and money between Gulf countries and Pakistan. In 2007, Khan helped al-Qa’ida reestablish logistic support networks in Pakistan.
Khan once served as a messenger between al-Qa’ida and former al-Qa’ida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. In 2003, he accepted a senior al-Qa’ida leader’s request to serve as an al-Qa’ida representative to al-Zarqawi and deliver a message to al-Zarqawi in Iraq. Khan attempted to deliver a letter from al-Zarqawi to Usama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, but was captured with the letter, which never reached bin Laden or al-Zawahiri.
Individual: ABU YAHYA AL-LIBI
AKA: Abu Yahya Sheikh Yahya
AKA: Abu Yahya Yunis al Sahrawi
AKA: Hasan Muhammad Abu Bakr Qa'id
AKA: Muhammad Hassan Qayed
AKA: Mohammad Hassan Abu Bakar
AKA: Hasan Qa'id
AKA: Muhammad Hasan al-Libi
AKA: Abu Yunus Rashid
Individual: 'ABD AL-RAHMAN OULD MUHAMMAD AL-HUSAYN OULD MUHAMMAD SALIM
AKA: Abdarrahmane ould Mohamed el Houcein ould Mohamed Salem
AKA: Yunis al-Mauritani
AKA: Younis al-Mauritani
AKA: Sheikh Yunis al-Mauritani
AKA: Shaykh Yunis the Mauritanian
AKA: Salih the Mauritanian
AKA: Mohamed Salem
AKA: Youssef Ould Abdel Jelil
AKA: El Hadj Ould Abdel Ghader
AKA: Abdel Khader
AKA: Abou Souleimane
POB: Saudi Arabia
Individual: MUSTAFA HAJJI MUHAMMAD KHAN
AKA: Hassan Ghul
AKA: Hassan Gul
AKA: Hasan Gul
AKA: Khalid Mahmud
AKA: Ahmad Shahji
AKA: Mustafa Muhammad
AKA: Abu Gharib al-Madani
DOB: August 1977
Alt. DOB: September 1977
Alt. DOB: 1976
POB: Madinah, Saudi Arabia
Alt. POB: Sangrar, Sindh Province, Pakistan
Sandcrawler PSA: Never! Cheer a Non-Muslim Sports Player
Pakistan bombing kills 23, may be tied to Al Qaeda arrests
Pakistani Taliban claim they did it
Police are investigating whether a twin suicide bomb attack on the home of a top paramilitary official that killed at least 23 people in the southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday is linked to the recent arrest of three top Al Qaeda operatives in the city.Related:
Brigadier Farrukh Shahzad, deputy head of the Frontier Corps paramilitary force for Baluchistan province, survived the morning attack but his wife was killed, Quetta police officials said. More than 50 people were injured in the blasts.
The attack began when a suicide bomber in a sports utility vehicle packed with explosives rammed his car into a convoy of Frontier Corps officers outside Shahzad's house, triggering a massive explosion, police said. Moments later, a second attacker rushed into Shahzad's house, hurling grenades inside before detonating his suicide bomb vest.
Shahzad was seriously injured in the attack, police said. Several senior Frontier Corps officers were killed or injured. Police identified the suicide bomber on foot as Ahmad Gul, a 21-year-old Afghan refugee living in the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar. His identification card was found amid severed body parts found at the blast site.
Pakistan Arrests al Qaeda Leader Planning US/Europe Attacks
Pakistani Muslim Terrorist Group Murders 10 in New Dehli
A powerful bomb placed in a briefcase outside the High Court in New Delhi killed at least 10 people and wounded 61 on Wednesday in an attack authorities said was claimed by a South Asian militant group linked to al-Qaida.Harkat-ul-Jihad Islami has been banned by the United States and UN under a previous name. It is related or similar to other well known terrorist groups native to Pakistan such as Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed.
The bomb dug a crater three to four feet deep near the main reception counter where passes are issued for lawyers and visitors to enter the sprawling sandstone building before the main security checkpoint.
Authorities said the Harkat-ul-Jihad Islami (HUJI) militant group — an al-Qaida affiliate with bases in Pakistan and Bangladesh — had sent an email claiming responsibility. Ilyas Kashmiri, who U.S. authorities believe was recently killed in Pakistan, was the head of HUJI and a senior al-Qaida member.
Obama's Big Jobs Plan: More Stimulus
Do you need more evidence Obama has no clue?
September 06, 2011
Sandcrawler PSA: Tea Party Zombie Apocalypse Imminent
New online game: “Tea Party Zombies Must Die”Heck I'd like to pop a virtual cap in O'Reilly's virtual butt once in a while too. I mean game wise its just a good kill.
Via Stephen Gutowski of MRC TV, an essential complement to the Tapper/Carney/Hoffa post insofar as it raises the following question: How goofy does partisan nastiness have to be before the goofiness outweighs the nastiness and it fails to generate outrageously outrageous outrage? Answer: About this goofy. I tried to get worked up about it, truly, knowing full well there’d be urine puddles on the floor all over Media Matters HQ had some conservative programmer done a version of this involving union leaders or whatever. But then I saw the Fox News/Glenn Beck zombies. It’s simply too silly to be threatening.
But I also demand, in the name of all that is fair and decent we must have Kieth Olbermann zombies, Glenn Greenwald and Oliver Willis Zombies should come in coveys of six, and oh my the coveted Scantily clad Katie Couric animated zombie. In animation you're always young, hot and have larger breasts. Plus I've always wanted to nuke that bitch.
In fact we could just replace the whole internet with "Animated Zombie Red vs Blue". And we'd have pretty much what we have now. No?
P.S. Yo Oliver! Are you reading? Hand me a link bro.
Update: And I call dibs on the Dick Cheney in a Vader outfit character dammit.
(runs away again)
Carson City IHOP Shooting: Natl. Guard Targeted? (Updated/Bumped) Shooter Identified
I passed on throwing up a post earlier since the murderer shot himself
hich isn't the MO for Islamist terrorists. But targeting National Guardsmen? Well, um, that definitely fits the MO.
That plus the fact that the authorities aren't releasing the name .... well, it's got some of my friends wondering just what's going on.
Why might the shooter have been targeting our military? Well, apparently members of the Guard were getting together at IHOP for some kind of meeting:
Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong says the man opened fire at the restaurant at 9 a.m. Tuesday, wounding six people and himself and killing two uniformed National Guard members and a third person....So, the jury is still out on what motivated this nutjob.
Nevada National Guard Sgt. Mike Getten says it wasn't immediately clear if the gunman had any connection with the military or the Guard. He says Guard members were meeting at the restaurant.
Whether it was Islamism, right-wing extremism, or just your run of the mill every day psychosis it's time to say some prayers for the families of those affected.
Update by Howie: It appears to be your case of run of the mill every day psychosis.
Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong says the man was 32-year-old Eduardo Sencion of Carson City. He says Sencion worked at a family business in South Lake Tahoe, was not in the military, and had no known affiliations with anyone inside the restaurant. .There is chatter that he had no criminal record, was a citizen but may have possibly had "mental issues". Which would explain the mugshot possibly.
Our prayers for all those affected.
UPDATE by SH: Victims named, new post here
10 Years After 9/11 Shariah4America Begging for Ass Kicking
Click on over to Shariah4America, sit through their introductory sickness in which they "wonder" whether the 19 men who murdered 3,000+ people really were "martyrs". I mean, it's a valid and unsettled question: maybe they were murderers, maybe they were martyrs. Eye of the beholder and what not.
Now tell me they aren't just begging for a good ass kicking? Seriously, I think they are trying to provoke a response. A violent one.
That image of the airplane hitting the Twin Towers? Yeah, these guys are lucky we aren't in the same room right now.
So I guess it worked.
Why Nobody Should Have Been Surprised At Jimmy Hoffa's Speech
The left is ALWAYS that civil, as this video shows. We need to remind Mr. Hoffa and his goons, however, that we are the ones who believe in the 2nd Amendment.
Thanks to LibertyChick.
Update: Some of the Twitter posts have foul language. You've been warned.
Iran Executes Three for Homosexuality
Hanging people for sodomy, it's just what the Iranians do.
Heh: American Muslims Support Anti-Shariah Law
Here's the deal: I haven't talked much about the anti-shariah movement in the US because I just don't think it's a large enough problem to devote my time to it. I just don't see courts rushing to use foreign sharia law to decide cases. You can find a single court here and there that considered sharia, but that's one or two court out of thousands and on appeal those courts were smacked down.
You can find solitary cases of a lot of crazy things, even in courts. Solitary cases are not what trends are made of.
If I did think that sharia was coming to the US I'd spend a lot more time on it. I think I've made my stance on sharia clear: I don't like it, even in so-called "moderate" forms.
I just don't think that it's coming here. Let the crazies try to adopt it, it aint going to happen.
In Europe? That's much more of a danger. But here? Not going to happen. At least, not within my lifetime. And the future threat here is dim given current immigration patterns.
So, all these antisharia bills at the legislative level are just a waste of time.
However, I don't think these bills say anything about islamophobia as their critics have argued. You cannot equate wasting time with islamophobia since most of what state legislatures do is a waste of time.
Given that, I'm not sure why the American Islamic Leadership Coalition is supporting a Michigan bill to ban sharia. Whatever their motivation, I'm pretty sure islamophobia isn't it:
Washington, DC (September 2, 2011) – A coalition of diverse American Muslim leaders has announced support for a proposed bill in the Michigan State Assembly, HB 4679, that is intended to bar Michigan courts from enforcing any foreign law, if doing so violates any rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and/or the state of Michigan’s constitution.h/t: Michael
Like many Americans, members of the American Islamic Leadership Coalition (AILC) have been observing the efforts of a growing number of state legislatures, which are seeking to address the incompatibility of various shari‘ah court systems around the world with the principles and foundations of our Constitutional republic and its laws. As American Muslims, we believe that the law should treat people of all faiths equally, while protecting Muslims and non-Muslims alike from extremist attempts to use the legal instrument of shari‘ah (also known as Islamic jurisprudence, or fiqh) to incubate, within the West, a highly politicized and dangerous understanding of Islam that is generally known as “Islamism,” or “radical Islam.”
We see no evidence that statutes like HB 4769 will adversely impact the free exercise of our personal pietistic observance of Islam, which is not in conflict with the U.S. or Michigan constitutions. We recognize that not only Muslims, but also Jews, Christians and all people of faith need the government to protect their right to peaceful assembly, mediation and arbitration free of coercion, but also within the bounds of American constitutional principles. Therefore, we stand together as a diverse coalition in support of any legislation that serves to protect and integrate our communities into the fabric of this great nation, by strengthening our accountability to the laws of the land, and the constitutions of the various states in which we live.
As American Muslims we are conscious of the fact that Muslim Brotherhood legacy groups and other Islamists and their surrogates in the U.S. are trying their best to portray any opposition to manifestations of shari‘ah law as “racism” and “discrimination against Muslims.” However, as a coalition of traditional, liberal and secular Muslim Americans, we denounce this fear-mongering and playing of the race card, which only serves to mask the Islamists’ highly politicized agenda. According to AILC member C. Holland Taylor, “the Islamist agenda threatens not only the well-being of the United States and its inhabitants, but also undermines and distorts the highest principles of Islam itself.”
“Michigan House Bill 4769 seeks to ensure that American Muslims can live in freedom and safety, in accordance with our constitutional principles, and not be enveloped by the tentacles of medieval, man-made laws that have been falsely accorded divine status,” said the AILC.
“To equate Bill 4769 to racism is not only dishonest, but is a poor and clumsy attempt at making ordinary Muslim Americans feel alien in their own homeland, while creating a rift between Muslims and the rest of our country,” said AILC member Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser.
Michigan House Bill 4769 states:
“[To] …limit the application and enforcement by a court, arbitrator, or administrative body of foreign laws that would impair constitutional rights; to provide for modification or voiding of certain contractual provisions or agreements that would result in a violation of constitutional rights; and to require a court, arbitrator, or administrative body to take certain actions to prevent violation of constitutional rights.”
The AILC statement reinforces the American Muslim community’s commitment to the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause and the separation between religion and state. Unfortunately, Islamist groups would like to compromise this separation and provide cover to medieval, misogynistic and homophobic laws that no Muslim is obligated to demand as public law.
“Shari‘ah law, wherever it has been applied in the public domain, be it in Iran, Saudi Arabia or Pakistan, has resulted in untold misery and oppression of Muslims, in particular Muslim women, by Islamists and dictators who invoke shari‘ah law to justify their rule,” said AILC member Manda Ervin. “Many of us fled the Muslim world to escape shari‘ah law and to practice Islam in our personal lives, by moving to the USA and other western countries. We do not wish these laws to follow us here,” she concluded.
The Michigan state senators are not alone in expressing concern about foreign laws creeping into North America under the guise of religious freedom. Many Muslim academics, religious scholars and human rights activists have voiced their concern.
The contrast between what has occurred in Britain and in Canada provides a roadmap for how the U.S. may address these legal issues. In Britain, shari‘ah arbitration courts have been allowed to assume virtually unchecked control of legal arrangements in many Muslim communities. This is creating a ghettoized, medieval and separatist state within Britain. In Canada, however, local Muslims led strong opposition to the Islamists’ shari‘ah agenda and were successful in preventing its implementation, thereby sparing our Northern neighbor the fate of so many Muslims in the United Kingdom, where women are commonly subjected to forced marriage and the denial of basic human rights.
“We Muslims in Canada defeated an attempt by Islamists to sneak shari‘ah law into Ontario,” said AILC member Tarek Fatah, who has been on the front lines of this struggle for many years. “We recognized the damage shari‘ah had inflicted on Muslims in the UK, and its oppressive nature in Muslim-majority countries, and decided to oppose it. We urge American Muslims not to succumb to the Islamists’ propaganda, and to back the Michigan Bill, which will protect Muslims and non-Muslims alike from the impact of foreign laws that violate the U.S. or Michigan constitutions.”
Parents Of Slain Teen Sues School District
They claim the police officer assigned to the school was not properly trained to deal with teens with
bayonets disabilities. (Emphasis mine)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The parents of a 16-year-old student with Asperger's Syndrome who was killed by a school police officer at a Myrtle Beach high school are suing the school system, Horry County police and the officer.
Authorities say Trevor Varinecz attacked Rhodes with a bayonet in his office in October 2009 and was shot five times after a struggle. Rhodes suffered superficial injuries. Prosecutors ruled the shooting was justified.
Everyone knows that you deal with bayonet-wielding disabled teens by shouting a strong "NO!" and then sending them to a corner for a time-out.
It's Like Monty Python, Only Less Funny
Alleged witch murdered by al Qaeda.
Out: Nazis (I hate those guys!)
In: Radical Islamists
A Reuters article on the rising threat of Islamist extremism coming out of Germany. And what's at the heart of this extremism? The internet:
"The tradition of terrorism is more or less a tradition of groups. But now we see that the group is not always necessary and that the Internet functions as a kind of virtual group."Just do a Google video search for Pierre Vogel and you'll be brought up to speed quickly.
The combined effect of the online propaganda and of preachers speaking in person to audiences "makes the whole scene of jihadists in Germany more cohesive and assertive".
Two Online Jihadis Walk into a Chat Room. Make that three. No, four. Wait, five .....
Here's another followup on the arrest of YouTuber Jubair "Abdullah Abu Dujanah" Ahmad. Remember that I noted that Ahmad was an online fanboy of the Orlando Imam Marcus "Abu Taubah" Robertson and that the two had been arrested within a week of each other?
Well, it turns out that the online jihadi world is a small one. Look who was a subscriber to Ahmad's YouTube channel.
"Hassan" is really one "Mohammad K." who is now in federal custody for helping another YouTuber, Colleen "Jihad Jane" LaRose, help raise funds for terrorist groups in Pakistan. We do not know Mohammad's real last name as he's a minor those details were not released by the Feds.
Here are the linkages:
Colleen "Jihad Jane" LaRose met Pakistani jihadis at YouTube who wanted to kill Lars Vilks.
---> Jihad Jane meets Mohammad K. at YouTube and sends him stolen passport to be used in Lars Vilks plot.
---> Mohammad K. is chat buddies with Emmerson Begolly -- a noted fan of Hitler, Mashoom's mustache, expert on my sexual orientation, and convicted of inciting terrorism.
---> Begolly is online buddies with the South Park threatener and convicted wannabe terrorist Zachary Chesser through their mutual association at the Ansar Mujahideen English Forum.
---> Mohammad K. is a fan of Jubair Ahmad's YouTube channel. Jubair was arrested for producing videos under the direction of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.
---> Ahmad was a fan of Marcus "Abu Taubah" Robertson's YouTube videos.
Takeaway: Who you know online is often more important than what you say online.
UPDATE: For more on Jubair Ahmad and Lashkar -Taiba's activities in the US, see Stephen Tankel's excellent article in Foreign Policy today. Thanks to Berger.
Taliban Admit They Are Scum
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the abduction of 30 teenage boys who were seized from Pakistan's tribal region during an outing last week.Muslime: A scumbag murderer, kidnapper and criminal who wraps his bloodlust in verses from the Koran.
The militant group said it abducted the boys to punish their tribe for forming a pro-government militia to battle the Taliban.
"Everyone who supports the government against Taliban will face the same fate," the Taliban spokesman said.
So far as I know Muslims consider the books of Moses a valid Holy Text. Don't forget Moses says the law of God is that anyone who kidnaps is worthy of the death penalty.
It's high time Muslims implement the law of Allah on the Taliban.
Libyan Rebels Demand Apology from US and UK
This week, the president of rebels’ military council in Tripoli, Abd al-Hakim al-Khouildi Belhaj, revealed a small part of those decades-long relations when he demanded an apology from the CIA and MI6 and threatened to sue the US government for illegal detention, rendition, and torture.You, like your father, ARE NOW MINE!
Red on Red: Hisb ut-Tahrir Accuses PLO of Treason
The Islamist Hizb ut-Tahrir movement has slammed as "betrayal" President Mahmoud Abbas' remarks about a possible NATO presence in a future Palestinian state....Great. When does the killing begin?
Hizb ut-Tahrir "considers this step a conspiracy against Palestine and the Palestinian people," and it accused the Palestine Liberation Organization of "betrayal because it accepted unjust resolutions."
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Where is Dr. Rusty Shackleford
This was the lot of those at a sensational scientific discovery unveiled Monday: The well-preserved ruins of a gladiator school in Austria.Rusty an archaeologist? Who knew?
September 05, 2011
Durban III, The Racist "Anti-Racism" ConferenceDurban Watch
What happens when a group of states collude to corrupt the meaning of human rights?
Countries so far boycotting the Durban III conference: US, the Netherlands, Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, Israel and Italy. If I missed any, please let me know.
h/t Big Peace
Muslims Against Crusades: You Lost the War "9/11 Demonstration"...
These assmaggots plan on disrupting the moment of silence by protesting outside the US Embassy in London.
Attention whores is all they are and most likely a no show. I can't see any permits being allowed for this, but, this is London.
Jimmy Hoffa Jr: “Obama, This Is Your Army, Let’s Take These Sons Of Bitches Out”…(Tea Party, Republicans)
Hoffa speaking before Obama came on stage:
Pakistan Arrests al Qaeda Leader Planning US/Europe Attacks
Apparently he was the kind of big fish who was actually involved in operational planning. The good news is that he was arrested. The bad news? I dunno, but I'm sure it's looming in the background somewhere. This is Pakistan we're talking about and that fact alone means ulterior motives.
The Pakistani intelligence service has arrested a senior al Qaeda leader who sought to attack targets in the United States, Europe and Australia, the Pakistani military said Monday.How connected was al-Mauretani? He was at the center of a new Hamburg based al Qaeda cell:
The intelligence service arrested Younis al-Mauretani and two al Qaeda associates in the suburbs of Quetta, Pakistan, the military said in a statement.
Osama bin Laden had asked al-Mauretani "to focus on hitting targets of economic importance in United States of America, Europe and Australia," with U.S. targets including gas and oil pipelines, dams and oil tankers, the statement said.
"Soon afterwards, a man arrived in a Toyota SUV who called himself Mohammed Younis al-Mauretani. The sheikh was slim and had dark eyes, a sharp chin and curly brown hair. He knew the entire Koran by heart. One night Makanesi watched Sheikh Younis spend hours playing an economic simulation game on a computer.
Makanesi said that he could raise money for al-Qaida in Germany. "Perfect. That's exactly what I would like," Sheikh Younis allegedly replied.
Sheikh Younis, Makanesi, his friend Ahmad Sidiqi and a Hamburg Islamist associated with the 9/11 pilots trained on the computer. The sheikh showed them how to use two computer programs called "Asrar" and "Camouflage." One is an encryption program for messages, and the other is used to hide encoded messages in image files. This was the way al-Qaida planned to communicate with the future German cell to be headed by Makanesi.
Sheikh Younis told the Germans that he had asked bin Laden for his permission to establish the cell, and that the terrorist leader had given his approval and had also agreed to provide some of the funding. The connection was apparently made through an al-Qaida member who would later play an important role for Germany, even though Makanesi didn't know it at the time. A Libyan with a thin moustache and a turban, his name was Atiyah Abd al-Rahman. According to Makanesi, he is the head of al-Qaida in Afghanistan."
Thanks to YourMomsHaram.
[Image credit: Bill Roggio]
UPDATE by SH: Treasure trove of papers found after Bin Laden raid contained "strategy paper" by Mauretani:
During the Abbottabad raid the US obtained a strategy paper written by Al-Qaida´s alleged “Foreign Minister”, Sheikh Younis Mohammed al-Mauretani. In this document sent to Bin Laden, Al-Mauretani outlines the plans of a Europe-Plot, describing attacks on European economic targets and thereby harming Western economy in general. Al-Mauretani lists numerous countries which should be attacked by Al-Qaida – one of them is Germany.
The existence of this strategy paper of a Jihad against European economy – which is confirmed by German counter-terrorism officials – seems to underline the claims of two German Jihadi terrorists which were arrested in 2010. Rami Makanesi of Frankfurt and Ahmed Wali Siddiqi of Hamburg, both of whom had traveled to Pakistani tribal areas of Waziristan in 2009 to receive terrorist training, spoke about a Al-Qaida plot led by Al-Mauretani.