March 30, 2015
Dread Pirate Robert's Lucky Day
The federal government became owners of one of the biggest troves of Bitcoin, thanks to seizing millions of dollars in the digital currency from criminals associated with the online black market Silk Road.Oooops!
Two federal agents who led the probe allegedly decided they wanted some of the money for themselves, according to a new federal court documents.
...The agents are: Carl Force, 46 years old, of Baltimore, a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Shaun Bridges, 32, of Laurel, Maryland, a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service.
Force was a lead agent in the case and was the main investigator communicating with Ulbricht. Force is charged with wire fraud, theft of government property, money laundering and conflict of interest.
Bridges was the computer forensics expert on the case. He is charged with wire fraud and money laundering.
Force allegedly set up fake online personas and tried to extort money from Ulbricht, including once trying to get $250,000 from him in exchange for not providing information to federal investigators, the criminal complaint says.
Using the online persona "French Maid," Force did succeed in getting $100,000 in Bitcoin from Ulbricht, which Force deposited in his personal accounts, the federal complaint says. He later used a series of Bitcoin and personal U.S. dollar transactions, including a $235,000 wire transfer to an account in Panama, to launder the stolen money, prosecutors allege in the complaint.
According to prosecutors, Force also used his position as an executive at a digital currency exchange called CoinMKT, in which he was an investor, to seize accounts of customers. He transferred $297,000 in illegally-seized digital currency to his personal accounts, prosecutors allege in the criminal complaint.
Bridges allegedly stole $820,000, using a series of wire transfers to move Bitcoin that earlier had been stolen from Silk Road in early 2013 and deposited in a Japanese bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, according to prosecutors. Two days later, Bridges signed the government's warrant to seize millions of dollars in bitcoin from Mt. Gox accounts.
They say it takes a crook to catch a crook. Its well known that a person can't be prosecuted with malice. I'd say extortion constitutes malice. Also law enforcement can not break the law to secure a conviction.
Anyway if Ross Ulbricht's conviction isn't thrown out over this then I'll eat your hat.
Update: After reading the indictment.....
March 23, 2015
"Death To America, Death To Israel" Chants Seconds Before Mosque Bombing
Preacher: Our belief in Allah will increase after today. We will triumph over their deceit and their arrogance. Allah is with us...Update: Filed under Ministry of Irony.
The worshippers chant: Death to America. Death to Israel. Curse upon the Jews. Victory to Islam. Allah Akbar. Death to America. Death to Israel. Curse upon the Jews. Victory to...
An arrow on-screen points to a man walking through the crowd, a bomb goes off and worshippers cry out...
March 09, 2015
Iraqi Immigrant Ahmed Al-Jumaili Murdered Reward For Killers
This pisses me off.
Muslim Iraqi immigrant was shot and killed by an unknown gunman in Dallas, Texas, as he watched his first snowfall.Of course the leftists and Muslim activists are claiming its a hate crime because he was Muslim.
Ahmed Al-Jumaili, 36, and his brother are reported to have run outside of their apartment after midnight on Thursday to look at the snow, while his wife Zahraa took pictures. He was then shot in a hail of gunfire that left eight bullets lodged in a parked truck at the scene.
Cotner told CNN Al-Jumaili shouted “I’m hit” before running back to his apartment. He died later at Texas Health Presbyterian hospital in Dallas.
Officers “haven’t excluded” the possibility that the murder is a hate crime, Cotner told the Dallas Morning News, and police are said to be working “tirelessly” on the case.
But many have condemned the lack of media coverage initially given to the story in the US, expressing their outrage under the hashtag #MuslimLivesMatter.
My opinion is it was just some punk thugs looking to take advantage and rob Ahmed for some crack money.
Here is a video of two men sought int eh murder with two enlarged stills.
As an American I'm outraged that this man fled Iraq only to be murdered by two street thugs.
February 24, 2015
Taxpayer Funded Swedish Expert on 'Islamophobia' Joins ISIS
Noted Islamophobe Abdul Samad al Swedi
We can't blame lack of a job: he had a job as a Muslim activist, paid by the generous Swedish state. So I blame the you, the 'phobes:
(Poorly translated)The Muslim the convert Michael Skråmo, in 2009 were invited to SVT [ed note: Swedish national TV], where he told Swedish viewers how Muslim phobia (Islamophobia) and hatred was spread around Europe. Now he has traveled to Syria with his wife and children to wage war for the brutal terrorist organization Islamic state.So, what was his taxpayer funded message?
The 29-year-old Swede, who today calls himself "Abdul Samad al Swedi", grew up in Gothenburg. He converted to Islam during a field trip to Egypt about ten years ago and has since been engaged in a series of tax-funded Muslim organizations.
Last fall, he decided to go a step further with his faith. Skråmo took his wife and four small children and traveled to Syria to fight for the terror group IS, engaged in genocide, mass rape and commit other types of bestial abuse of non-Muslim minorities in the region.
Previously, the Swede have been heavily involved to counter what he described as a misleading picture of Muslims as violent fanatics. In an episode of SVT debate, which can be seen on Youtube, he attacked the malicious picture of Muslims spread in Europe.Ironically enough, the above 'misleading picture of Muslims as violent fanatics' was posted by the guy making the accusation.
So, I'm banning him for being a 'phobe!
February 02, 2015
Ministry of Irony: UK Muslim Activist Defines Islam as Terrorism in Attempt to Cast Boris Johnson of Islamophobia For Pointing Our Young UK Jihadists Whack to Internet Porn
General Secretary for the Muslim Women's Network Mussurut Zia slammed the Conservative politician's comments as "irresponsible" and "the definition of terrorism".Qur’an 8:60, “strike fear [or terror] into the hearts of the enemies of Allah
Ms Zia said the "sweeping comment" made by Mr Johnson labelled "all young Muslim men as losers".
"If you look at the definition of terrorism it is to incite fear into the hearts of people – this is what he is doing," she added.
Therefore Islam is the definition of terrorism,
January 14, 2015
Total Boatload of Irony
Hamas accuses Charlie Hebdo of deliberate incitement to violence http://t.co/Kzh7ToOkOD— Israel News (@IsraelNewsNow) January 14, 2015
Hamas accuses Charlie Hebdo of deliberate incitement to violence http://t.co/Kzh7ToOkOD— Israel News (@IsraelNewsNow) January 14, 2015
November 17, 2014
UAE Adds CAIR to Its List of Specially Designated Terrorist Entities
Two Islamic groups in the U.S. that portray themselves as moderate and mainstream expressed shock to learn at the weekend that the United Arab Emirates had included them in a list of terrorist organizations.Ibrahim Cooper was of course outraged by this striking example of Islamophobia.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which describes itself as “America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization,” and the Muslim American Society (MAS), which calls itself “a religious community service organization,” were among more than 80 groups whose designation was approved by the UAE cabinet and announced on Saturday.
Others listed included al-Qaeda and its various affiliates in Pakistan, Syria, Yemen and North Africa; the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL); the Muslim Brotherhood and several of its U.K.- and Europe-based affiliates; and some Iranian-backed radical Shi’ite groups.
Maybe CAIR spent too much time talking about Islamophobic Halloween costumes and too much ignoring all but the worst instances of Islamic terrorism to suit the UAE?
October 31, 2014
Stop the Violence! No Wait! Start the Violence!
Two “Stop the Violence” organizers allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition.Named Emanuel?
Nikole Ardeno and Emanuel Velez, both 30, accused their former roommate of stealing their property, and allegedly punched and kicked him in the street until he had seizures. Arrested moments later, Ardeno was still wearing the same “Stop the Violence” T-shirt she had on the night before when she coordinated a march protesting two recent shootings, Washington Police Chief Chris Luppino said.
The victim, Joshua Magraff, also is a community organizer with the anti-violence group, and shared an apartment with the suspects until recently.
Magraff had severe injuries and is in critical condition
Obviously he was one of those Right Wing Christian Extremist types.
Hat Tip: Tim.
October 01, 2014
Zionist Whores' Hot Decadent Sexuality Interfering With Brothers' Ability to Concentrate on Their Deen
*LOL, best interview with a Muj ever.
At 1:15 Drink the spiritual milk from the divine mammary.
Jawa Report file image of divine mammaries
Hat Tip: Tarek.
*It may be satire but sometimes real life and satire aren't all the far apart.
September 25, 2014
ISIS Murders Iraqi Muslima For Describing Them as Barbaric
The United Nations says militants with the Islamic State group have publicly killed a rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after finding her guilty of apostasy in a self-styled Islamic court.Samira was so far as I can tell a fairly devout and modest Sunni woman.
The UN Assistance Mission in Iraq says Samira Saleh al-Naimi was seized from her home on Sept. 17 after allegedly posting messages on Facebook that were critical of the militants' destruction of places of worship in Mosul.
The key here I believe is publicly criticizing ISIS. Especially in a forum where there are Kuffir present. In many interpretations of Sharia its unlawful for Muslims to criticize other Muslims in front of the Kuffar, so that Islam don't look bad in front of the Kuffar.
It must be done privately. Which is a pretty good excuse for any despots that might, you know, slip through the cracks. Apparently in the ME its not so much if a despot will slip through, its more a question of which despot.
But probably ISIS would have murdered her anyway even if she had spoken out in a forum other than the internet.
Remember no one kills more Muslims than al-Qaeda, the Taliban and ISIS. Hands down, nobody.
September 22, 2014
Capitalism Wins Again Without Even Trying
Captain Obvious says, "Filed under Ministry of Irony."
September 19, 2014
ISIS Gets Bombed By..... France?
France has carried out its first air strike in Iraq, destroying a logistics depot held by the Islamic State (Isis) militants.To add even insult to injury, French Muslims voted 80% for Francois Hollande.
The office of President Francois Hollande said Rafale fighter jets struck the depot in north eastern Iraq and the target was "entirely destroyed". In a statement, it said other operations will continue in the coming days.
At a news conference on Thursday, Mr Hollande said France had agreed to conduct airstrikes requested by Iraq to bolster its fight against Isis fighters who have captured swathes of the country.
September 08, 2014
Gargoyle Murders Woman
A Chicago mother of two was headed to lunch with her fiance in the city's South Loop on Thursday when pieces of a gargoyle fell from a church's facade and struck her in the head, killing her.Who ya gonna call?
"I saw that crack on her head and thought, 'She's definitely dead,'" a witness who ran to help tells the Chicago Tribune.
*Its Jawa Report schtoopid.
August 19, 2014
BrightSource Energy Creates Bird Death Star
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.Brightstar explains, "And every one of those technologies(coal) has a long list of pros and cons."
Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one "streamer" every two minutes, are urging California officials to halt the operator's application to build a still-bigger version.
The investigators want the halt until the full extent of the deaths can be assessed. Estimates per year now range from a low of about a thousand by BrightSource to 28,000 by an expert for the Center for Biological Diversity environmental group.
Or, "With God as our witness! We thought turkeys could fly!"
July 29, 2014
Michael Moore Gets Screwed
Perhaps Michael Moore would have been better suited to make movies, not documentaries. After all, like actors in a film, Moore has been pretending to be something he’s not: a hater of capitalism.Hey a guy's gotta eat.
Michael Moore Kathleen in happier times
just after hitting the buffet
In a 2009 interview with Larry King, Moore — famous for “Roger & Me,” “Bowling for Columbine” and “Fahrenheit 9/11″ — described capitalism as a failure and voiced his own support for a socialist society.
“I don’t think I’m in that [richest] 1 percent … Even if I were, I think it’s my responsibility — my moral duty that if I’ve done well, that I have to make sure that … the pie is divided fairly amongst the people and not just a few people get the majority of the loot and everybody else has to struggle for the crumbs,” Moore told King.
However, details that have emerged thanks to Moore’s impending divorce from wife Kathleen Glynn suggest that the documentarian is not a champion of socialism but, as Jalopnik Detroit so eloquently puts it, a “filthy rich hypocrite.”
July 10, 2014
Ministry of Irony: Man Who Gave Interview While Buying Herb in Spokane Fired
Mike Boyer said Wednesday that after significant media coverage of his purchase Tuesday, he received a text message from the Spokane office of temporary staffing firm TrueBlue Labor Ready ordering him to take a drug test within 24 hours. He told The Associated Press he took the test, failed it and was fired.
June 18, 2014
@th3j35t3r Wins The Internet
Well played sir, well played.
June 02, 2014
Bear 1 Man 0
Man goes bear hunting, finds one.
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A bear attacked a 47-year-old man while he was bear hunting over the weekend in southwestern Montana, and seriously injuring him.Filed under Ministry of Irony.
The Beaverhead County sheriff’s office says the Stevensville man and his father were hunting in the Centennial Valley when he was attacked by a bear Sunday afternoon. It’s unknown whether the animal was a black bear or a grizzly.
May 07, 2014
Islamic State of Losers Lose Homs Syria: Rebellion Crushed
End result of all that terrorist red on red infighting. Assad takes the birthplace of the rebellion.
Syria Direct:AMMAN: An agreement to allow safe passage to rebels and civilians out of Old Homs has left regime opponents divided, with some saying the battle will move to the provinces and others yearning to move on with their lives after two years of a strangling encirclement of their districts.Pussies! You were so close to achieving martyrdom?
The estimated 2,500 fighters and citizens inside the 13 rebel-controlled districts of Homs agreed in principle on Friday to hand over to the government its territory in Syria’s third-largest city. A UN-supervised departure is scheduled to begin this week, Homs Governor Talal al-Barazi told AFP on Monday, adding that the ceasefire is holding.
With a ferocious government military campaign in recent weeks and gnawing hunger from a regime blockade in place since June 2012 that allowed almost no movement in or out, regime opponents said they had little choice but to surrender.
“We must put ourselves in the place of the people who lived in the siege and saw their children die from hunger, they saw their brothers die because of infected wounds due to shelling,” Suhaib Ali, a Homs-based FSA spokesman, told Syria Direct.
Rebels inside had little choice given “the neglect from the political opposition and the international community,” Ali said.
“What would you do?” he asked.
April 29, 2014
Ministry of Irony: Radical Cleric Calls ISIS "The Dogs Of Hellfire"
When is a Radical Islamist too radical for a Radical Islamist?
I tried my utmost in private and in public to repel all harm from all those affiliated with Jihad and the people of Jihad, however some of them are drowning in falsehood, evil and misguidance. Their main priority is to ruin the Jihad and not to do good towards it. The onus these words should be held by the command of the Islamic State of Iraq and their branch in the land of Ash-Shaam (Syria).Ha the irony is dripping. The solution to extremist killers is more killing. Islam the one trick pony.
It has become clear for me with certainty and without a shadow of doubt that this group with its military and Islamic leadership, and whose actions testify that they are ‘the dogs of Hellfire’. And they are most deserving of the description of the Prophet (peace the peace and blessings be upon Him): “They kill the people of Islam and they leave the people of the idols [idol worshippers]. By Allah! If I live to see them, I will kill them like the people of ‘Aad were killed.”
April 24, 2014
Ministry of Irony: The Death of Deso Dogg
Deso Dogg was a Muslim rapper in Germany who kept threatening war against everyone.Well played sir, well played.
The good news was that he didn’t have to wait for it very long. The bad news is that another Jihadi jumped the gun.
Or dropped the bomb.
Hat Tip: B'emet Or.
April 02, 2014
IRA 'Splodey Dope?
A mix-up with daylight saving time may have caused a car bomb to blow up in the face of a bumbling bomber in Dublin.
The unidentified bomber was seen fleeing from the wreckage of a ruined Volvo SUV on Sunday evening, while "dripping in blood" after the device that was attached to the vehicle went off early.
Clocks in Ireland were turned ahead on Sunday night.
"It would appear that the bomber got his timings wrong. It could be a case where he didn't put his watch forward on Sunday [at 1am] and the timer went off too soon," the Daily Mirror reported.
February 07, 2014
Syrian Rebels Pretty Scared of Assad Regime
But ISIS Really Scares Them Sh*tless
Its Ironic, no? That Syrian Rebels are now fleeing the brutality not of Bashar al-Assad, but of the al-Qaeda and Taliban type groups known as ISIS and al-Nusra. Who they say are even more brutal and repressive than Assad's regime they started with.
In the last three years, rebels fighting President Bashar Assad have taken control of swaths of northern Syria. In some areas, local councils were set up. Activists hoped for a freer future. But renegade jihadists, linked to al-Qaida, have stormed into these "liberated areas" and attacked activists who launched the uprising against Assad's regime.More details on the Syrian Jihad train wreck here.
Hat Tip: Mechzilla.
November 19, 2013
ObamaCare Success Story Not So Sucessful
Hat Tip:Hot Air:
al-Qaeda Bombs Iranian Embassy
At least 22 people have been killed and more than 140 injured in a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian embassy in the Lebanese capital Beirut.But I'm pretty sure this was, you know, an inside job?
There are conflicting reports as to whether the Iranian cultural attache survived the attack or was killed.
Iran is a major backer of the Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah, which has sent fighters to Syria to back the government of Bashar al-Assad.
TV images showed burning cars, bodies on the street and damaged buildings.
The Iranian ambassador to Beirut had earlier confirmed cultural attache Ebrahim Ansari's death to Hezbollah's al-Manar TV, saying it was not clear if he had been in the embassy itself or one of the residential buildings nearby.
Director Oliver Stone's son says 9/11 was an ‘inside job’, Hezbollah are not terrorists, and Iran’s president is simply ‘misunderstood'
Does Iran not have a motive to bomb itself then blame it on al-Qaeda in order to gain sympathy? I'm just asking questions here people, just asking questions.
This is a clear escalation of the the Iran vs Saudi proxy war going on in Syria. Saudi Arabia recently cut off diplomatic ties with the US over giving Iran too much slack in Syria.
Not to mention the large faction of the Syrian Sunni resistance who are strait up al-Qaeda. The West, Russia and Iran increasingly driven together by a common enemy, an enemy that Syria and Iran were quite satisfied with then they fight the US in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Oh the sweet irony of it all.
November 13, 2013
UN Human Rights Council Appointments Are a Joke
New appointment include
Cuba: A communist police state where political dissent or private enterprise can get your prison time.
Russia: Who you have to give credit for fighting the Nazis but probably killed more of their own people as the USSR than they did Nazi soldiers.
China: A communist police state where a relatively minor crime can get you marched up to a trench and shot in the back of the head, your family will be billed for the bullet.
And the worst of them all?
Saudi Arabia, women can't even drive or leave the house without a male relative. They have religious police. They still practice beheading and stoning.
Infidels are not allowed freedom of movement nor freedom of association. Its a true brutally religious apartheid state in the Middle East, but its not the apartheid you'll hear much about from the UN Human Rights Council I'm afraid.
November 07, 2013
Ministry of Irony: Watch Out What You Wish For
San Francisco architect Lee Hammack says he and his wife, JoEllen Brothers, are “cradle Democrats.” They have donated to the liberal group Organizing for America and worked the phone banks a year ago for President Obama’s re-election.My advice, stop the light drinking and begin a full course of heavy drinking Stat!
Since 1995, Hammack and Brothers have received their health coverage from Kaiser Permanente, where Brothers worked until 2009 as a dietitian and diabetes educator. “We’ve both been in very good health all of our lives – exercise, don’t smoke, drink lightly, healthy weight, no health issues, and so on,” Hammack told me.
The couple — Lee, 60, and JoEllen, 59 — have been paying $550 a month for their health coverage — a plan that offers solid coverage, not one of the skimpy plans Obama has criticized. But recently, Kaiser informed them the plan would be canceled at the end of the year because it did not meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The couple would need to find another one. The cost would be around double what they pay now, but the benefits would be worse.
October 30, 2013
Sandcrawler PSA: Life is Cruel
A pizza delivery man found stabbed to death at the wheel of his car was making his final delivery before starting a new job.
Thavisha Lakindu Peiris, 25, was found dead by colleagues in his car in Southey Crescent, Sheffield, at 22:30 GMT on Sunday.
South Yorkshire Police said he had just accepted a new job as an IT consultant.
Det Supt Lisa Ray said he had lost his life in the "most brutal of fashions" in an apparently motiveless crime.
October 25, 2013
Thank You Edward Snowden: EU to Stop Sharing Terrorist Financial Data w/ US
Are some of you going to still claim this guy is a "hero"?
The European Parliament voted to suspend its Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP) agreement with the US, in response to the alleged tapping of EU citizens' bank data held by the Belgian company SWIFT.The good news here is that the European Parliament has as much power to enforce its will on EU member countries as the UN. Which is to say: none at all.
The agreement granted the US authorities access to bank data for terror-related investigations but leaked documents made public by whistleblower Edward Snowden allege that the global bank transfer network was the target of wider US surveillance.
MEPs also want to launch a full inquiry into the alleged spying.
Contrary to fans of the World War Z movie, the UN has neither its own navy nor anything like the sort of prestige which by simply mentioning that you work for the Special Assistant to the Secretary General suddenly everybody drops everything they're doing and makes you the top priority.
So, maybe this is all just bluster by the politicians for the morons back home. But, then again, when the politicritters in Brussels start whining their kindred spirits in London and Rome aren't usually that far behind them.
October 23, 2013
Sandcrawler PSA: Obama HR Policy
Anonymously Tweet snarky opinions about everyone in Washington, and do it pretty well.
METAdata#@! Call the NSA! This dude must be found and terminated immediately!
A White House national security official was fired last week after he was exposed as the mystery tweeter who had been making insulting comments about Obama administration foreign policy officials and leaking internal information for more than two years.The worst part is that Mr. Joseph apologized for being an ass on the internet.
Um that's what the internet is for, he should have told them to suck his, well you know.
October 10, 2013
Meanwhile in Libya
Gunmen, I mean Sunni Terrorists who support al-Qaeda, kidnapped the Libyan Prime Minister for not protecting al-Qaeda from the United States.
The Prime Minister was released when he swore before Allah he was doing the best he could to protect al-Qaeda and other Sunni Terrorists from the United States.
October 08, 2013
Government Achieves Breakeven
Balancing the budget, more complicated than Nuclear Fusion?
NIF, based at Livermore in California, uses 192 beams from the world's most powerful laser to heat and compress a small pellet of hydrogen fuel to the point where nuclear fusion reactions take place.As a famous blogger once said, Heh."
The BBC understands that during an experiment in late September, the amount of energy released through the fusion reaction exceeded the amount of energy being absorbed by the fuel - the first time this had been achieved at any fusion facility in the world.
October 04, 2013
Bacon Tea Not a Hit With Muslima
A Muslim woman is accusing the popular TGI Friday's casual dining chain of tricking her into eating a food that her religion forbids: pork.Where can I get some?
According to her story, last weekend at a TGI Friday's in Garland, Tex., she ordered a cobb salad but requested that her waiter remove the bacon. The waiter agreed, she says, but didn't appear happy about the request.
Next, Queen says, a different server, who replaced her waiter, offered a free refill on her tea. Queen says she thought this was some sort of apology, but when she sipped the tea, her mouth filled with bits of bacon.
Then again maybe it wasn't bacon but those genuine imitation bacon flavored bits of whatever that stuff is. So if your bacon bits are totally fake is it still Haram? If I were Kalif it would be the fake ones that would get the Fatwa.
So glad I'm Protestant, pass the pork chops please.
Hat Tip: CAIR aka WTF.
September 27, 2013
Beheading Christians Not Just For Romans
Its just a little ironic that now they are the ones torturing and murdering Christians in the city that once was famous for producing one of the first Martyrs for Christ at the hands of Rome.
It is a terrible story in this most beautiful of towns, with its 17 churches and holy relics and its great cliff-side caves. Now the fighters of Jabhat al-Nusra – a rebel group with links to al-Qa’ida – are surviving in the caves and shooting down at the Syrian soldiers in Maaloula’s streets with Russian sniper rifles. You have to run from house to house, and one bullet smashed the windscreen of a parked car scarcely 10 metres from the balcony on which Georgios was telling his awful story. Up the road, a mortar round – apparently fired by Nusrah men – has torn a hole in the dome of a church. The Syrian army says it has driven the Islamists from Maaloula, which is technically true; but to leave the town, I had to ride in the back of a military armoured vehicle. It is not a famous victory for anyone.To take a page from AQI's propaganda, "but the hypocrites know not."
Not one of the 5,000 Christian residents – nor a single member of the 2,000-strong Muslim community – has returned. Maaloula is, almost literally, a ghost town. Only Georgios and his friend Hanna and a few other local Christian men who joined the “national defence” units to defend their homes, are left. At least 10 Christians were murdered when the Nusra militia began its series of attacks on Maaloula on 4 September, some of them shot – according to Hanna – when they refused to convert to Islam, others dispatched with a knife in the throat. And there is a terrifying historical irony about their deaths, for they were slaughtered within sight of the Mar Sarkis monastery, sacred to the memory of a Roman soldier called Sergius who was executed for his Christian beliefs 2,000 years ago.
Qaeda al-Jihad has become a parody of its own propaganda.
September 10, 2013
Taliban Beats, Tortures, And Murders Woman Who Wrote That The Taliban Abuses Women
(Hat Tip: TROP)
Banerjee's bullet-riddled body, with some of the hair ripped off her head, was found on Thursday morning.
The militants who barged into the Afghan home of Indian author Sushmita Banerjee and later shot her asked her why she wrote nasty things about them, the victim's in-laws told her Kolkata-based relatives on Saturday. [...]
In 1998, she wrote the bestselling memoir "Kabuliwalar Bangali Bou" (A Kabuliwala's Bengali Wife), offering a vivid description of the suffering of women under the Taliban.
Yeah, that will convince the world she was lying...
July 29, 2013
Ministry of Irony: Ikwan Edition
In the weirdest statement yet announced by a person belonging to any country in the world, a Muslim Brotherhood leader called Mohammed El-Beltagy, asked the United States, the European Union and NATO to send their armies to Egypt to fight against the Egyptian army and destroy it, under the pretext that the army wants to destroy the Muslim Brotherhood and scatter them.
July 26, 2013
A US citizen told how he caught and ate an octopus on holiday - only to discover it was the second rare six-legged specimen ever found.When asked for comment he said, "It was pretty yummy. You should try it."
Mechanical engineer Labros Hydras, 49, pulled the creature - dubbed a ‘hexapus’ - from the sea as he went snorkelling in Greece.
He and his son followed local tradition by smashing it against a rock to kill it and then took it to a nearby taverna to cook.
Hat Tip: Sirius.
July 20, 2013
Iran: Sharia Law Would Have Convicted Zimmerman
Pot, kettle, black. Any system without due process would have convicted him.
Iranian officials said that Zimmerman's trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin should have been conducted in a more "accurate and fair" manner. [...]
Fars reported that the Iranian "public views the court ruling as a follow-up to similar incidents such as the suspicious murder of the grandson of former African American Muslim leader Malcolm X, which the U.S. judicial system failed to probe," according to the report.
Iran's calls for justice came as a surprise to U.S. observers, who pointed out that the Iranian regime is notorious for beating opposition members, arresting journalists, stoning women to death, and publicly executing homosexual teenagers.
By all means, if you think America's justice system is unfair and unjust, please move to a place with Sharia Law. I TRIPLE DOG DARE YA!
July 18, 2013
Ministry of Irony: Joe Biden Made Me Do It Edition
A man in Vancouver, Washington has been arrested for taking the advice of Vice President Joe Biden and blasting away with his gun at his home to scare off intruders.
“I did what Joe Biden told me to do,” Jeffrey Barton, 52, told a local TV station. “I went outside and fired my shotgun in the air.” Barton pleaded not guilty Wednesday to one count of of illegal aiming or discharging a firearm