March 15, 2014

Malaysia Now Also Saying Missing Plane was "Inside Job"

I wonder if two years from now when we know what happened we'll look back and say, of course you idiots:

he Malaysian Prime Minister stopped short of calling the disappearance of Flight 370 a hijacking, but he said Saturday that the jet veered off course, likely due to deliberate action taken by someone aboard....

"Evidence is consistent with someone acting deliberately from inside the plane," Prime Minister Najib Razak said, officially confirming the plane's disappearance was not caused by an accident....

Shortly after Najib spoke with reporters, a source close to the investigation told CNN that Malaysian police had searched the home of pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53. Shah lives in a gated community in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur.

Any new theories on this since the last thread in which I hypothesized an act of terror gone wrong where the passengers took charge once they realized the plane had been taken?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:56 AM | Comments |

November 04, 2013

NY Leader of ICNA Convicted in Bangladesh for Mass Murder

Ashrafuz Zaman Khan is an Imam, leader of the Queens branch of the Islamic Circle of North America, and of the United National Antiwar Coalition. At least, he was antiwar when "antiwar" meant "US stop killing Islamists!" Now, I'm guessing it's not so much given that the ICNA vocally supports intervention in Syria. Here he is giving a speech in which he calls the US, his adopted homeland, the real terrorists.

He was convicted today in Bangladesh in absentia for war crimes:

A war-crimes tribunal in Bangladesh on Sunday sentenced two expatriates -- one now living in the United States and the other in Britain -- to death by hanging for the murder of 18 people, including prominent intellectuals, during the country's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.

A verdict released in the capital, Dhaka, said the two men, who were tried in absentia, were guilty of "aiding, abetting, instructing, ordering, encouraging and providing moral support to" the killers of the 18 people, described as university professors, journalists and physicians, who supported the independence movement. The verdict said the two men "had de facto reasonable material and authority to control" those responsible....

The judges said in their ruling that the deaths were carried out by a "killing squad" associated with the pro-Pakistani Al-Badr militia, and that Mr. Mueen Uddin and Mr. Khan were important leaders in the group.

This is one time where I can say it's unfortunate that we won't extradite the SOB back to Bangladesh where the death sentence awaits him.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:02 PM | Comments |

September 10, 2013

Bangladesh Indicts Bloggers for "Blasphemy"

Remember, we are told that Bangladesh is a "moderate" Muslim country. The four atheists accused of "blasphemy" on the internet could face up to 14 years in prison each for their "crime":

In Bangladesh, four atheist bloggers have been indicted on charges of blasphemy, accused of hurting people's religious feelings by defaming Islam and the Prophet Mohammed....

Last April, hundreds of thousands of Muslims rallied in Bangladesh's capital, chanting "God is great, hang the atheist bloggers," and demanding that authorities enact anti-blasphemy laws to punish people who insult Islam.

It's funny, you'd think a god as "great" as Allah would have thicker skin. You ever notice how it's the insecure ones that get pissed off at what people are saying about them?

In related news, Pastor Terry Jones plans to burn a Koran on the anniversary tomorrow of 9/11. Normally I don't encourage this kind of thing, but it's actions like Bangladesh's that make me want to burn my own copy of the Quran. Not so much that I'm trying to piss off Muslims as the fact that I'd really like to piss off governments that limit freedom of speech and religious expression.

And you know what? When some Muslims react to "blasphemy" like they did in Bangladesh it does kind of make me want to piss them off, too. You know, just for kicks and giggles.

Pissing fascists off: it's therapeutic.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:27 AM | Comments |

July 27, 2013

Video: Al Qaeda Threatens ex-Thai PM

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Worst al Qaeda video ever? The first thing you'll notice right off the bat is that barely five seconds in someone can be clearly heard whispering right next to the camera. Then 42 seconds in some guy inserts his hand into view from off camera in what appears to be some kind of direction to those reading the prepared statement.

If that wasn't bad enough, then they get a guy up there to wag his fingers as someone else narrates in English. The effect, I think, is supposed to be of him reading the statement in Arabic while someone translates. But look closely at the guys lips. They don't move.

Is this amateur hour or what?

To be honest, I haven't seen a real al Qaeda video this bad since ...... never?

It wouldn't surprise me if these guys were a bunch of wannabes. Then again, since al Qaeda is a brand name with no trademark protection then any one can claim to be al Qaeda and, well, they kind of are. That's what the leaderless jihad called for by al Qaeda's leaders (oxymoron?) means.

Anyway, here's the video.

If the video goes down, let me know. I have it backed up.

Bangkok Post:

The English language commentary included threats to kill Thaksin, "to avenge the killing of Muslims in the South in 2004". It referred to the killings at Tak Bai district town, while Thaksin was premier.

"We will get you any time, anywhere in the world," said the threat.

Thaksin Shinawatra was the former PM of Thailand until he was overthrown by a military coup in 2006. His sister is the current PM.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:09 PM | Comments |

July 15, 2013

Good News: Jihadis Going to Burma


Or is that Myanmar? I never can remember what we're calling the place these days.

In any event, I've known this was coming for about six months now as jihadi propaganda has become less and less filled with diatribes against Israel and more and more with discussions of "genocide" being committed by "infidels" against Muslims in Burma. And now it looks like it's finally on:

A group of jihadists from Burma, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Pakistan are reported to have formed a "brigade" to fight the Burmese government. A Burmese branch of the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami that is based in Karachi, Pakistan and has been in operation since the late 1980s is likely involved in recruiting Pakistanis to fight in Burma....

The group claims it killed 17 Burmese soldiers in its first ambush of a military convoy, and "a few days ago they slaughtered three men including a Buddhist monk." The claims could not be confirmed.

Not that there's any loved loss for the Burmese military, but the last thing that country needs right now is a hot war against Islamist extremists just as it begins to emerge from decades of fascism.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:05 PM | Comments |

March 25, 2013

And in Thailand

As long as I'm griping about Southeast Asia:

Five soldiers were wounded in a roadside bombing in Narathiwat province on Saturday afternoon.

The bomb was set off when a nine-man security unit (five on a military Humvee and four on two motorcycles) was patroling in Waeng district. The explosion, which destroyed the Humvee and left a crater one meter deep and one meter wide in the road, was caused by explosives hidden in a cooking gas cylinder.

Unlike in Burma, where it was Buddhist on Muslim violence (unusual, eh?), in Thailand it was the usual suspects blowing up the usual victims.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:08 AM | Comments |

Myanmar: The Coming Jihad

Myanmar (always Burma in my book) looms on the horizon as the next place where jihadists will congregate. It may not be on any one else's radar, but the Salaafis have been complaining about the Buddhist majority's treatment of Muslims for the past year. As the violence ramps up, I expect the international Islamists to begin to organize around the issue:

Anti-Muslim mobs rampaged through three more towns in Myanmar's predominantly Buddhist heartland over the weekend, destroying mosques and burning dozens of homes despite government efforts to stem the nation's latest outbreak of sectarian violence.

President Thein Sein had declared an emergency in central Myanmar on Friday and deployed army troops to the worst-hit city, Meikhtila, where 32 people were killed and 10,000 mostly Muslim residents were displaced. But even as soldiers restored order there after several days of anarchy in which armed Buddhists torched the city's Muslim quarters, the unrest has spread south toward the capital, Naypyitaw.

Burma better get its act together and put a lid on this before this turns into a full scale insurgency. People will only take so much oppression, and if there's anything we've learned over the past 10 years is that Muslims don't complain much when one group of Muslims are oppressing another group of Muslims. But when the kafir are responsible, the gloves come off.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:05 AM | Comments |

February 11, 2013

Things Heating Up in Thailand ... In a Bad Way

When most people think of Thailand, they think of idyllic beaches and creepy sex tourism. But in Thailand's south, some Muslims have decided they've had enough of the infidels and want their own country. Over the weekend at least seven people were killed, including:

In Pattani province, two people were gunned down and four others, including three children, were wounded in separate shooting attacks....

In Nong Chik district, four people, including three children, were injured after suspected terrorists insurgents sprayed bullets at several houses about 6 p.m.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:40 PM | Comments |

January 13, 2012

Hezbollah Operative Arrested in Thailand, Planned Bangkok Attack

I love it when newspapers write that the US claims that Hezbollah is a terrorist organization -- as if there were any doubts by any one but agenda driven leftists and Islamists:

Amid public warnings from the United States and Israel of a possible terror attack, Thai officials said Friday that they had arrested a Lebanese man believed to be a member of Hezbollah in connection with a plot to strike tourists in Bangkok.

The country’s defense minister, Gen. Yuthasak Sasiprapha, said the plot may have involved using a car bomb at tourist sites, synagogues and the Israeli Embassy. He said Israel intelligence agents first informed authorities in Thailand on Dec. 22 that two or three men were suspected of plotting an attack in Bangkok, the Thai capital.

On Sunday, the agents again warned of an attack, possibly set to occur the following weekend at a site popular with Western tourists, like Khao San Road, where many backpackers and other visitors congregate, General Yuthasak said in an interview with the Thai newspaper Naewna....

Earlier Friday, the American Embassy in Bangkok issued an emergency message on its Web site, warning of a possible attack by “foreign terrorists” against Americans in Thailand.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:27 PM | Comments |

August 19, 2011

Hot BIFF on MILF Action

When violent Islamists with incredibly unfortunate acronyms clash:

Ameril Umbra Kato told The Associated Press in a cellphone interview from his jungle hide-out in southern Maguindanao province that he would not return to the main Moro Islamic Liberation Front [MILF], which has threatened to expel him after he led a mutiny in December...

He said his new group would be known as the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Front [BIFF]. Its guerrilla wing, the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters [BIFF], was organized in January, a month after he broke off from the main Muslim guerrilla force over differences with insurgent leaders.

I'm more of a MILF guy. Vinnie, Howie, and Ronin? BIFF.

H/T: Aaron

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:03 PM | Comments |

August 16, 2011

US Sanctions Members Of The Haqqani & Jemaah Islamiya (JI) Terrorist Networks

It's about time! Sangeen Zadran is behind the 2009 kidnapping of US soldier Bowe Berdahl, who remains in captivity to this day:

Designation of Haqqani Network Commander Sangeen Zadran

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 16, 2011

The Secretary of State has designated Haqqani Network (HQN) Commander Sangeen Zadran under Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. As a result of the designation, all property subject to U.S. jurisdiction in which Sangeen has any interest is blocked and U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in any transactions with him. Sangeen was also listed by the United Nations (UN) 1988 Sanctions Committee. These actions will help stem the flow of financial and other assistance to this dangerous individual.

Sangeen Zadran is the Shadow Governor for Paktika Province, Afghanistan and a commander of the Haqqani Network, a Taliban-affiliated group of militants that operates from North Waziristan Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. The Haqqani Network has been at the forefront of insurgent activity in Afghanistan, responsible for many high-profile attacks.

Bill Roggio has more background info on Zadran

As for JI:

Treasury Sanctions Three Senior Members of the Jemaah Islamiya Terrorist Network

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the designation of Umar Patek, Abdul Rahim Ba’asyir and Muhammad Jibril Abdul Rahman, three senior members of Jemaah Islamiya (JI), the Southeast Asia-based designated terrorist network with links to al-Qa’ida.

“These three men have demonstrated their commitment to violence,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. “Today’s actions are intended to disrupt their ability to access the international financial system to support their deadly agendas.”

Today’s designations were taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets for sanctions terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. As a result of today’s action, U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in transactions with these individuals, and assets they may hold under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen.

Umar Patek was involved in the 2002 Bali bombings as well as other terror attacks. Abdul Bas'asyir is said to be part of al Qaeda's media arm. YouTube, are you listening?
Abdul Rahim Ba’asyir, who may be in his early 30s, was allegedly part of al-Qaeda’s media outfit in Afghanistan and may have helped record the last wills and testaments of the 9/11 hijackers

As of early 2004, Abdul Rahim was reportedly al-Qaeda’s only contact in Southeast Asia, the department said.[More...]

By Stable Hand at 12:43 PM | Comments |

October 19, 2010

Busted: Balraj Naidu For Providing Support To A Terrorist Organization, The Tamil Tigers



BALTIMORE—A federal jury today convicted Balraj Naidu, 48, a citizen of the Republic of Singapore, of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, the Justice Department announced.

According to evidence presented at his five day trial, beginning in February 2006, Naidu and his co-conspirators attempted to purchase state of the art weaponry from China, Thailand, North Korea, the Philippines and Indonesia for the terrorist organization, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Tamil Tigers) operating within Sri Lanka, to be used to fight against Sri Lankan government forces[....]

Naidu faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake scheduled sentencing for Dec. 16, 2010, at 11 a.m.

Thirunavukarasu Varatharasa, 40, a citizen of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka; Haji Subandi, 73, and retired Indonesian Marine Corps General Erick Wotulo, 62, both citizens of the Republic of Indonesia; and Haniffa Bin Osman, 59, a citizen of the Republic of Singapore, pleaded guilty to their participation in the conspiracy and were sentenced to 57 months, 37 months, 30 months and 37 months in prison, respectively[....]

Founded in 1976, the Tamil Tigers has advocated the violent overthrow of the Sri Lankan government, employing acts of violence, including suicide bombings, against both civilian and military targets. Approximately 200 such attacks have been attributed to the Tamil Tigers to date. The Tamil Tigers relies heavily upon supporters throughout the world to raise and launder money, acquire intelligence and purchase military use technology. The U.S. Department of State designated the Tamil Tigers as a Foreign Terrorist Organization in 1997. As such, the Tamil Tigers cannot legally raise money or procure operational equipment in the United States.

Images below the fold showing how peaceful the Tamil Tigers are. Also see: Chronology of Suicide Bomb Attacks by Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka

This is how they (LTTE) 'liberate' the innocent Tamil people in Sri Lanka. Feeding on the same people, once they(LTTE) lambasted to 'represent'.


A soldier carrying the corpse of an innocent child, killed in the LTTE suicide blast.(09.02.2009)


Female suicide bomber for LTTE literally lost her head in support of the Tamil Tigers:


More images at Sri Lanka MOD

By Stable Hand at 09:33 AM | Comments |

June 25, 2010

Vietnam Going Nuclear

(Hanoi, Vietnam) Notably, there once was a time when the United States led the world in commercial nuclear power technology. That time is distant history.

Vietnam has announced plans to build eight nuclear power plants by 2030 as the Southeast Asian country strives to meet rising energy demand.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved eight nuclear facilities, each with at least four reactors, to be built in central Vietnam with the total output of 15,000 megawatts to 16,000 megawatts over the next two decades, the government said on its Web site Wednesday.

Vietnam has already signed a deal with Russia to build the first plant.

By at 07:31 AM | Comments |

February 24, 2010

Saudi Teacher On Trial For Funding Jakarta Hotel Bombs

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A retired Saudi Arabian schoolteacher has been charged with providing the funds for the deadly attacks on two luxury hotels in Jakarta last July.

Al Khelaiw Ali Abdullah, 55, is accused of funnelling money through an internet cafe in West Java.

He is the fourth person to go on trial this month over the Jakarta bombings - along with the suspected driver, bag-man and helpers in the attacks.

The twin hotel suicide bombings killed seven people and injured 50 more.

The BBC's Indonesia correspondent Karishma Vaswani says that Mr Abdullah came to Indonesia from Saudi Arabia in November 2008.

Jakarta Hotels Bombed
Jakarta: Terrorist Leader Noordin Tops Claim His Group Bombed The Marriot & Ritz Carlton
Surprise: Webmaster for Islamist Website Was Moneyman for Marriot/Ritz-Carleton Bombings

By Stable Hand at 11:05 AM | Comments |

January 28, 2010

10 Arrested in Malaysia Tied to al Qaeda Christmas Day Airplane Plot

10 men were arrested in Malaysia on suspicion that they were somehow linked to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. All of but one of them foreigners. Several of them Nigerians.

Which is pretty much par for the course for countries like Malaysia which are always pointing the finger elsewhere, thus denying that they themselves are knee deep in jihadis.

This is not to deny that the 10 weren't real threats, only that the so-called "moderate" Islamic countries like to divert attention away from their own populations of which a large minority do, in fact, support terrorism. A recent example being in Kenya where the authorities are quick to blame Somali immigrants rather then their own Muslim populations for widespread acts of violence.

If the 10 really do have "links" to the al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula plot to blow up an airplane, then what does this say about the international reach of al Qaeda's regional franchises? Let's not focus so much attention on the possibility of terror coming through Europe that we drop the ball and forget that the Salaafi jihad fan base can also be found in Southeast Asia, and thus planes coming from the East are just as vulnerable as planes coming from the West

Police last week acted quickly to forestall a serious threat to national security when they nabbed 10 terror suspects with links to international terrorist organisations.
The nine foreigners and a Malaysian were also believed to be linked to a Nigerian student who attempted to blow up a US-bound flight on Christmas Day.

Among the foreigners nabbed here were several Nigerians but the authorities are tight-lipped over the details.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the nine foreigners had only just arrived here when they were nabbed....

The New Straits Times learnt that the 10 suspects were members of a religious group linked to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, the Nigerian who was arrested in the United States after he attempted to detonate explosives sewn into his underwear on board Northwest Airlines flight 253, which was bound for Detroit from Amsterdam.

One has to wonder what is meant by "a religious group linked to Abdulmutallab"? Would the link be a mosque he attended in London? Or would that be the language school he attended in Yemen? Or do they mean al Qaeda itself?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:09 AM | Comments |

January 21, 2010

Former PM of "Moderate" Muslim Country: Avatar Proof that 9/11 Was Staged

Proving once again that the Jews can do anything they put their wascally minds to. James Cameron is Jewish, right?

I am not sure now that Muslim terrorists carried out these attacks. There is evidence that the attacks were staged.

If they can make Avatar, they can make anything,” the former prime minister [Dr. Mahathir Mohamad] told a press conference here yesterday after delivering his speech at the General Conference for the Support of Al-Quds to aid the Palestinians....

“It is quite easy to promise during election time but you know there are forces in the United States which prevent the President from doing some things. One of the forces is the Jewish lobby, AIPAC,” he said.

And just like Ice Cube's jimmy, paranoia runs deep in the Muslim world.

Thanks to Scott Thong.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:30 AM | Comments |

August 07, 2009

Report: Al Qaeda in Indonesia Leader Arrested


Noordin Mohammad Top, who broke away from Jemaah Islamiya and in an internet statement claimed responsibility for the to now head al Qaeda in Indonesia, may have been captured!

First, news that the top Taliban commander in Pakistan may have been killed and now the top al Qaeda operative in Southeast Asia may have been arrested!

To quote Ice Cube: Today was a good day. (Aus):

THE mastermind behind last month's bombing of a hotel in Jakarta, which killed three Australians, has been arrested, according to reports.

Indonesian television said that police had been involved in a shoot-out in a village in central Java, and may have caught Noordin Mohammad Top....

[Al Jazeera] added that a "very reliable source" had confirmed his arrest.

From the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists page:
Noordin Mohammad Top is reportedly an officer, recruiter, bombmaker, and trainer for the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) group that was involved in the bombings of a Bali nightclub, a Jakarta hotel, and the Australian Embassy in Indonesia between 2002 and 2004.
Too early to break out M.C. Hammer?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:58 AM | Comments |

May 27, 2009

Muslim Terrorists Behind Beheadings Killed/Captured

Good news: The Abu Sayyaf terrorists who had recently beheaded a farmer they were holding hostage and who had just released three female teachers have been captured and killed.

Philippine troops stormed a jungle hide-out of Muslim militants Wednesday, killing at least two rebel commanders and eight gunmen allegedly involved in a wave of kidnappings for ransom in the troubled south, officials said....

The target was a motley group of al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf militants and local gangsters believed to have been involved in the recent beheading of a kidnapped farmer and the abduction of three teachers who were freed Tuesday...

The Abu Sayyaf, blacklisted by Washington as a terrorist organization, is still holding at least seven hostages, including a Sri Lankan peace activist on Basilan and an Italian Red Cross worker on nearby Jolo, two predominantly Muslim areas where the militants operate.

May they all die a violent and ignoble death.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:44 PM | Comments |

March 26, 2009

Man Arrested Three Times on Terror Related Charges Also Raising Money for "Orphanage" that (shock) Turns Out Was Terrorist Training Camp

This is just so rich, I don't know where to start? The guys at National Terror Alert sent the story, so I'll link to them:

A British charity worker twice cleared of terror charges in this country is being hunted in Bangladesh after explosives were seized at an orphanage he founded.
In addition to making small arms, the orphanage/madrassa is suspected of being a training camp for Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh.

The good news? An update on the story from today is that Dr. Faisal Mostafa has been arrested in Bangladesh.

The bad news?

Mostafa was given a suspended sentence for trying to board a aeroplane at Manchester airport last November with a a gas-powered pistol in his suitcase.

In 2002, Mostafa was cleared of conspiracy to cause explosions, after a surveillance operation in Birmingham in 2000....

As well as being acquitted of the 2002 charges, Mostafa was cleared during a trial 13 years ago of conspiring to cause explosions.

By my count that's three terror related charges against Mostafa, not two. Why does it not surprise me one bit that a guy with a terror track record has been raising funds in Britain for a terrorist training camps in Bangladesh?

Back to National Terror Alert:

‘The matter is of serious concern to us.’Mostafa, who has a PhD in chemistry from Manchester Polytechnic'
Ph.D. in chemistry. Terror supporter. Philanthropist. What could possibly go wrong?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:57 AM | Comments |

February 23, 2009

Beheading Chic All the Rage in Ummah, Growing Influence of Evangelical Missionaries Suspected

Dozens of headlines over at Google News today tell us that Thai "insurgents" and "separatists" are suspected of beheading a number of people over the past week.


Suspected separatists on Sunday shot dead and beheaded a couple working on a rubber plantation in Yala province, part of Thailand's troubled deep south where an estimated 3,300 people have died violently over the past five years.
Two soldiers also beheaded by the "insurgents". Related? Westerner found beheaded in Bangkok, foul play suspected.

In Pakistan two lovers were beheaded for no particular reason.

And in Saudi Arabia two police officers were beheaded for raping a girl. Which is good news, I guess, given that its usually the rape victim that is punished. I'm actually pretty surprised that the author of this story -- in very un-MSM fashion -- mentions what else will get your head severed from your neck in the Kingdom:

Rape, like apostasy, adultery, armed robbery, and drug trafficking, carries the death penalty in Saudi Arabia, where executions are held in public.
Kudos to Spero News for bravely identifying that apostates risk the death penalty from our "allies" the Saudis.

Hat tip to ROP which noticed the trend.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:22 PM | Comments |

February 16, 2009

"Moderate" Muslim Country Celebrates Valentines Day by ..... Arresting Unmarried Couples

In keeping with Stable Hand's Valentine's Day theme, here's the latest news from Malaysia:

Authorities in Malaysia arrested 26 unmarried Muslim couples in hotel rooms during Operation Valentine - aimed at curbing illegal premarital sex in this conservative country, an officer said Monday.

The couples, most under 30 years old, were detained for sharing rooms early Sunday in the beachside town of Kuantan in eastern Pahang state, said Badaruddin Ahmad Bustami, enforcement assistant director with the state’s Islamic department.

State authorities carry out raids each year on Valentine’s Day in this Muslim-majority country, where sharia laws make it illegal for unmarried Muslims to meet behind closed doors, Badaruddin said. Doing so constitutes a crime known as “khalwat,” or “close proximity,” which carries a maximum fine of 1,000 ringgit (US$280) and up to six months in prison.

I guess it could be worse. They could stone the women to death.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:46 PM | Comments |

February 02, 2009

"Separatists" Behead Man in Thailand

I just love this Earth Times article reprinted by Rantburg. It notes that those doing the beheading are "separatists" and "insurgents", no religion is mentioned:

Suspected separatists shot dead two militia volunteers Monday in a rubber plantation in the violence-plagued province of Pattani, before slicing their throats and burning their bodies. The ambush occurred at 1:30 pm in Yanrang district of Pattani, 750 kilometres south of Bangkok, a notorious hotbed for insurgents.
Those doing the killing have no religious affiliation, yet the story goes out of the way to mention that one of the victims is Muslim:
The assailants, armed with AK 47s, shot dead Nihasan Niarae, 30, and Chuea Choktirat, 56, as they drove through a rubber plantation on a motorcycle. They then decapitated Nihasan, a Thai-Muslim, and sliced Chuea's throat, poured petrol on both bodies and burned them. Both men were volunteer militia.
The fate of collaborators and apostates, no? The article then goes on to state that thousands of Buddhists have been killed, and so have thousands of Muslims:
It was the latest atrocity in the five-year-old conflict in Thailand's deep South that has cost the state an estimated 109 billion baht (3.1 billion dollars) and lost 3,287 lives. Deep South Watch, an independent research group that monitors the conflict, has put the southern death toll since January 2004 at 3,287 lives, of whom 1,788 were Thai Muslims and 1,348 Thai Buddhists, with another 5,405 people wounded
The casual reader is then left with the impression that the Muslim victim in the article was beheaded by a Buddhist, in a tit for tat -- cycle of violence -- civil war in which no one is to blame.

The only problem is that the separatists in question are seeking a Muslim state based on Islamic law. There are no Buddhist separatists in Thailand. And, like most victims of Islamist aggression, at least one of the victims here was also Muslim.

Nearly half of Southern Thailand's Buddhists have been ethnically cleansed since 2004. Forced to leave for fear of retribution by Islamists bent on yet another state to call their own.

Where are the San Francisco marches in support of Thai Buddhists?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:24 PM | Comments |

January 26, 2009

Thai Military Accused of Setting Burmese Refugees Adrift

N. Malay Peninsula.jpgAfter fleeing oppression in Burma, refugees were rounded up by the Thai military in a crackdown on illegal immigration.

Mainly Rohingya Muslims from western Burma, about 1,000 refugees were detained on the island of Koh Sai Baed before being towed into international waters and allegedly abandoned at sea.

About 500 men are now missing and feared drowned, and Thailand faces the possibility of bodies washing up on popular tourist beaches in Phang Nga and Phuket.

Since media reports began circulating about the mistreatment of the refugees, Thailand has faced international condemnation, and the Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, has promised an investigation.

At the center of the scandal, Thai Army Colonel Manat Kongpat has reportedly denied the allegations.

By at 09:05 PM | Comments |

January 16, 2009

Muslims Bomb Hospital, World Ignores

Saw this over at MilitaryPhotos today. Luckily no one was killed, but four of the victims were civilians.

Thai police officers inspect the site of a motorcycle bomb outside a hospital in southern Thailand's Yala province, south of Bangkok on January 15, 2009.

Muslim terrorists, Buddhist victims = no press coverage. No Jews or Americans involved here. Nothing to see folks, move along....

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:58 PM | Comments |

December 19, 2008

Kashmir: Indian Military Kill LeT Commander

According to Press TV a senior LeT commander has been killed by the Indian Military.

LeT and their "charity" Jamaat-Ud-Dawa is responsible for the Mumbai terror attack.

The Indian military says it has killed a senior military commander of banned Pakistani group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in Kashmir region.

The militant commander was identified as Iqbal Malik, the LeT's southern Kashmir commander, the military said in a statement released on Friday.

It added that Malik and two other insurgents were killed earlier in the day as they were trapped in a cave during an exchange of fire in mountainous Doda district, south of Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir.

"Three LeT militants, including senior commander Iqbal Malik, who got holed up in a mountain cave were killed after a fierce eight-hour-long encounter today," Reuters quoted an unnamed army spokesman as saying.

May the martyrs enjoy their goat virgins. Allah knows best.

By Stable Hand at 12:10 PM | Comments |

November 11, 2008

Blogger Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

(Rangoon, Burma) A 28-year-old Burmese blogger, Nay Phone Latt, has been sentenced to 20 and one-half years in prison after questionable charges were rammed through a one-sided court proceeding.

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Simply put, Latt is going to prison because the military junta became outraged by his reporting of actual events and circumstances in Burma (Myanmar) on his blog.

Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association have expressed outrage and called for Nay Phone Latt's immediate release. They have also asked for bloggers worldwide to exhibit solidarity with Nay Phone Latt.

Posting of photos and writing to Burmese embassies are encouraged. (more)

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May 31, 2008

Burmese Told to Eat Frogs

For those voices who constantly complain about the conditions in the United States, check out this report from the Bangkok Post.

Rangoon - The military junta began evicting destitute families from cyclone relief centres on Friday and rejected foreign food aid - because people can survive perfectly well by hunting "large, edible frogs."

An accurate final tally may never be known, but so far it's estimated that 134,000 are dead or missing.

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May 10, 2008

Burmese Leaders Taking Credit for Aid Shipments

(Yangon, Burma/Myanmar) The military thugs running the country of Burma/Myanmar have finally allowed some international relief efforts to commence, but not without propagandizing the situation to their benefit.

"We have already seen regional commanders putting their names on the side of aid shipments from Asia, saying this was a gift from them and then distributing it in their region," said Mark Farmaner, director of Burma Campaign UK, which campaigns for human rights and democracy in the country.

"It is not going to areas where it is most in need," he said in London.

State media say 23,335 people died and 37,019 are missing from Cyclone Nargis, which submerged entire villages in the Irrawaddy delta.

Experts continue to estimate that the dead will exceed 100,000.

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April 08, 2008

As If We Needed More Evidence that The Japanese are a Bit Different...

Here's video of the annual Japanese Penis Festival.

(Unfortunately, it appears that most of the penis-worshippers are men.)

h/t : Ace.

By Ragnar Danneskjold, Typical Bitter Gun-Clinger at 11:41 AM | Comments |

March 06, 2008

Plot to Attack U.S. Embassy in Philippines Foiled

Do the Filipinos have a CAIR of their own-- FAIR, maybe? You know, the kind of group that screams racial profiling every time a Muslim is detained for some suspicious activity or another? Even though Islam, you know, isn't a race.

But I digress, 3 Middle Easterners arrested in Philippines over plot to attack the U.S., British, Australian and Israeli embassies in Manila. Can you call it racial profiling when one group of brown people is suspicious of another group of brown people? I'm kinda unclear on the social norms governing the use of race baiting, especially when said race baiting has nothing to do with race.


Philippine authorities say they have arrested three suspected Middle Eastern militants suspected of involvement in a plot to bomb the Israeli and three other foreign embassies in Manila....

Ermita refused to provide details, but two senior Filipino security officials told The Associated Press that investigators were verifying intelligence information that the three may have been involved in an active plot to bomb the U.S., British, Australian and Israeli embassies in Manila.

It will be interesting to find out the relationship between these men and the Southeast Asian Islamist terror groups Jemaah Islamiyah & Abu Sayyaf.

Thanks to multiple readers.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:38 PM | Comments |

February 22, 2008

Mysterious Unnamed "Insurgents" Bomb Female College Students

Mysterious religiously unaffiliated "insurgents" bomb a class of female students in Thailand. Nowhere does the article let you know that these insurgents are Muslim Islamist separatists:

Two students and an official were wounded when suspected insurgents detonated a bomb at Yala Rajabhat University in Thailand's southern province of Yala on Friday morning....

The victims, all female, were rushed to Yala Center Hospital.

More victims of the Thai Taliban.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:35 PM | Comments |

October 10, 2007

Myanmar: Generals Refuse to Shoot Monks

(Yangon, Myanmar) There appears to be disagreement in the ranks of the Myanmar's military junta.

Myanmar's ruling junta have detained five generals and more than 400 soldiers for disobeying orders to shoot and beat monks and other activists who took part in recent protests in Yangon, an official said Monday.

The official, who asked for anonymity out of fear he would be punished by the junta, said it was the first sign of divisions in the country's secretive establishment.

"The five generals expressed their refusal to deploy their troops against the monks openly. They were then quickly put into detention by the junta.

"Some 400 soldiers of the Sikai Division near Mandalay (Myanmar's second largest city) also put down their guns in front of the monks, and asked for their forgiveness as they fully realized they had committed the biggest sin," he told The Jakarta Post.

The official refused to disclose the names of the generals or give further details on where the generals and the soldiers were detained.

Also being reported is a wide disparity in the numbers of deaths. The government announced about 10 people were killed during last week's protests. Other sources contend that the death count is much higher. In any event, one hopes that disobedience in the military will lead to a less oppressive thugocracy.

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August 15, 2007

Jihad Are the Champions My Friends.....

A new video release from the Filipino arm of the global jihad movement, Abu Sayyaf, is entitled "Asian Jihad Champions". The video can be downloaded here.

Thanks a lot you filthy terrorist bastards, now I can't get that damn song out of my head! For that alone you should be summarily executed.....

Bonus video below.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:27 PM | Comments |

June 15, 2007

Top Terrorist Arrested in Indonesia

Earlier this week we announced the capture of Abu Dujana, the top military leader of Jemaah Islamiyah. Today it was announced that the head of Southeast Asia's al Qaeda affiliate organization was also arrested. He is known simply as Zarkasih.


Indonesian police said Friday that one of a group of suspected terrorists seized in a raid is the head of Jemaah Islamiyah -- the al-Qaeda-linked terror network blamed for attacks including the deadly Bali bombings.

Known simply as Zarkasih, the alleged leader of the Southeast Asian terror groupwas apprehended at the same time as its confessed military leader, Abu Dujana, whose arrest was announced on Tuesday, Brig. Gen. Surya Dharma said .

I've got to say that the news coming out of Indonesia has been pretty good lately.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:32 PM | Comments |

June 13, 2007

Islamists Murdering Teachers in Thailand

Judith Apter Klinghoffer notes that over 70 Buddhist teachers have been murdered in cold blood by Islamists in Thailand. Three this week. Where is the outrage?

Despite a Muslim now in charge in Thailand after a coup which ousted the democratically elected Buddhist head of government, the 'insurgents' are still not satisfied. And what, exactly, are the 'insurgents' demanding? Sharia law.

Quran Sura 8:60:

"The only person who matters is Allah--and the only question he will ask me is 'How many infidels did you kill?'"
Warning: Graphic photo below.


(AP photo)

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:05 AM | Comments |

June 05, 2007

Plot to Overthrow Laotian Government

(Fresno, California) Although it may sometimes appear that plotting to overthrow the U.S. government is an everyday political exercise, plotting to overthrow a foreign government while on U.S. soil is a serious felony.

Neighbors said federal agents swarmed a house about 10 Monday morning. Those who live on the street say they showed up in military type vehicles with full body armor on and large guns.

It's just one of 8 places searched in the Central Valley in an investigation that has international ties. One by one FBI and ATF agents raided several homes and at least one business.

Government Officials are tying together an investigation that has spanned 6 months. Under arrest are 8 people, including several prominent Hmong leaders.

77 year old General Vang Pao is being charged as the ringleader for plotting to overthrow the communist government of Laos. Also charged are Lo Cha Thao of Clovis, Hue Vang of Fresno, Lou Tao of Sacramento, Youa True Vang of Sanger, Chung Yang Tao of Fresno, Chue Lowe of Stockton and Seng Vue of Fresno.

Federal Officials say the group was planning to make an initial purchase of 125 AK-47 assault rifles, 20 thousand rounds of ammunition and crates of smoke grenades.

It wasn't too long ago that America actually helped in plots to overthrow communist governments. Times have changed. The U.S. now helps protect the commies.

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May 02, 2007

Al Qaeda Demands Mohammed be Declared 'Superman of World'

You. Can't. Make. This. Stuff. Up. CNN:

Three simultaneous bomb blasts rocked separate railway terminals in Bangladesh on Tuesday, with militant slogans claiming to be from al Qaeda found at two of the sites.....

"... If Hazrat (Prophet) Mohammad is not declared the superman of the world by May 10, all non-governmental organizations will be blown up," the slogans on the metal sheets read in the Bengali language. They were signed "the al Qaeda network" in English.

Okay, I'll do it.

By the authority vested in me by the Halliburton Corporation, the Illuminati, and various other Zionist-Crusader fronts, I solemnly declare Muhammed to be the Superman of the World.

Do you promise not to blow me up now?

A PS to our new Mohammed-superman-of-the-world overlord below:

Exploding Head Allah_01.gif

Cartoons: Mohammed-superman-of-the-world's kryptonite!

Just call me Rusty Lex Luthor Shackleford.

Thanks to Holland Studios for the Mo image.

Hat tip: Doctor Bulldog

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:50 AM | Comments |

March 08, 2007

Dubai Ports Ship Stolen 4WD Vehicles

(Kelang, Malaysia) The theft of four-wheel drive vehicles by organized crime syndicates has been big business in Malaysia with buyers typically in Thailand and other southeast Asian nations. In the latest news, however, buyers in other destinations have emerged for the stolen 4WDs and transshipment is through the ports of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

According to Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Rodwan Mohd Yusof:

"We believe the UAE is a point of transit before the stolen vehicles are shipped to new markets and this is said to include Afghanistan, Pakistan and Africa," he said.
In a recent bust, police recovered over 30 four-wheel drive vehicles in shipping containers destined for Dubai and transshipment to locations with, presumably, bad roads.

If the management controls over Dubai ports fail to prevent international trade in stolen, difficult to conceal, goods, one must wonder what other contraband makes it through. Also, is it logical to assume that the Dubai swag-movers are the same crowd that last year wanted to take over the operation of American ports?

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