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November 06, 2009

The Enemy is Here

We held off last night on posting about Ft. Hood.

To hell with PC.

The murders were an act of terror. The murders were an an act of Jihad. Treason by a traitor. The lowest circle of hell is assigned to traitors.

Nadal Malik Hasan betrayed the country he took an oath to protect.

This was not a tragedy and it was not an accident. And demented lunatics in the left wing media and other assordid fifth columnists who say otherwise can go ...

Firing squad.

Posted by husband-dude and approved!

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February 16, 2009

Muslim Man Beheads Wife in Buffalo; Mainstream Media Mum

From The Buffalo News:

Orchard Park police are investigating a particularly gruesome killing, the beheading of a woman, after her husband an influential member of the local Muslim community reported her death to police Thursday.

Police identified the victim as Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37. Detectives have charged her husband, Muzzammil Hassan, 44, with second-degree murder.

"He came to the police station at 6:20 p.m. [Thursday] and told us that she was dead," Orchard Park Police Chief Andrew Benz said late this morning.

Muzzammil Hassan told police that his wife was at his business, Bridges TV, on Thorn Avenue in the village. Officers went to that location and discovered her body.

Muzzammil Hassan is the founder and chief executive officer of Bridges TV, which he launched in 2004, amid hopes that it would help portray Muslims in a more positive light.

The killing apparently occurred some time late Thursday afternoon. Detectives still are looking for the murder weapon.

Apparently Mrs. Hassan had recently filed for divorce. Remember, in Islam, men may divorce their wives but women do not enjoy that option.

Domestic violence is noted by the Erie County DA, of course, but no mention of Sharia law, of course.

And Mark Steyn notices the lack of media attention other than the local press:

Just asking, but are beheadings common in western New York? I used to spend a lot of time in that neck of the woods and I don't remember decapitation as a routine form of murder. Yet the killing of Aasiya Hassan seems to have elicited a very muted response.

When poor Mrs. Hassan's husband launched his TV network to counter negative stereotypes of Muslims, he had no difficulty generating column inches, as far afield as The Columbus Dispatch, The Detroit Free Press, The San Jose Mercury News, Variety, NBC News, the Voice of America, and the Canadian Press. The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle put the couple on the front page under the headline "Infant TV Network Unveils The Face Of Muslim News".

But, when Muzzammil Hassan kills his wife and "the face of Muslim news" is unveiled rather more literally, detached from her corpse at his TV studios, it's all he can do to make the local press page 26 of Newsday, plus The Buffalo News, and a very oddly angled piece in the usually gung-ho New York Post, "Buffalo Beheading: Money Woe Spurred Slay".


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February 07, 2009

Parents of USS Cole Victims Refuse to Meet with Obama

And who the hell can blame them? After The One signed orders to not only close Gitmo but also to stop the pending trials of those behind terrorist acts such as the bombing of the Cole (Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri) and 9/11, it's no wonder they feel betrayed.

Diane McDaniels, mother of Cole victim James Roderick McDaniels, said, "Nothing he can tell me will make me feel any better." What is even more galling for McDaniels is that she voted for Obama, about which she said, "I think I made the wrong decision."

Parents of Fireman Gary G. Swenchonis, Jr., Gary Senior and Deborah, also refused to meet with The One to hear his explanation. "Why attend a meeting when you already know the inevitable outcome?"

Why indeed? The entire episode is a disgrace. Our military men and women are obviously less important than paying back the political extremists who voted you into office, and less important than the opinions of leaders of European nations who couldn't care less about us unless they need us to send them aid.

Hope and change my ass.

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March 28, 2008

Fitna the Movie -- English Version Now Online

The movie that the world has been waiting for...some more eagerly than others...is available for online viewing. It went online in the Netherlands on Wednesday. An English version is now available, and Jihad Watch has it...click here.

For more background on the film's release, check out this piece on Pajamas Media today.

I have not seen it yet, and plan to watch it tonight. However, judging by the comments left on the Jihad Watch post linked above, it's a compelling piece that accomplishes much in just 15 minutes. Geert Wilders is being criticized by his countrymen for shaking the beehive, but if he and the few other brave souls who speak out against Islamofascism don't, who will?

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January 06, 2008

UK Blogger to be Arrested for Shining the Light on Islamic Jihad

Holy crap, it's come to this: British blogger Lionheart is to be arrested for speaking out against those Muslims who would take over not just Britain, but America and the rest of the Western world in order to create a 21st Century caliphate under radical Islam, and either force us to live under dhimmitude, force us to convert, or outright kill us.

From his site:

I am currently out of the Country and on my return home to England I am going to be arrested by British detectives on suspicion of Stirring up Racial Hatred by displaying written material" contrary to sections 18(1) and 27(3) of the Public Order Act 1986.

This charge if found guilty carries a lengthy prison sentence, more than what most paedophiles and rapists receive, and all for writing words of truth about the barbarity that is living in the midst of our children, which threatens the very future of our Country.

The cultural weapon in the hands of the modern Jihad within Great Britain, silencing the opposition using our own laws against us - The Dumb Filthy Kaffir's as the Moslem would say to his children behind closed doors.

What has become of my homeland, the land my forefathers fought and died for on the battlefields of the world when one of their children is forced into the position of facing years in prison for standing up for what is right and just within British society.

At least my words of truth have obviously now reached people's eyes and ears, with the powers that be now intent on silencing me - Third World Tyranny in a supposed 21st Century democracy!

It pains me to say it, but I really feel Britain has gone beyond the edge and I don't know if it's possible for them to pull back. Thanks to nearly two decades of namby pamby Labour rule, this once great nation with a strong national identity now is run by a bunch of mewling, puking imbeciles who bow and scrape at the altar of multiculturalism and moral relativism.

I can hear Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Victoria and the great Winston Churchill all rolling in their graves from this side of the Atlantic.

Still think the idea of "hate speech" and "hate crime" legislation is a good idea here? What exactly is Lionheart guilty of? Did he kill anyone, or incite anyone else to go out and kill others? No. He is guilty of the crime of national pride, and of trying to save his culture from another that would come in and swallow it whole.

Freedom of speech was written into our Constitution. Britain does not have such a specific condition that I know of, but freedom of political expression there has never been in the kind of danger that it is today.

Why did they bother overcoming the Nazis, only to be overcome by the Islamofascists?

I wish Lionheart well in his efforts to beat this ridiculous rap.

UPDATE: Van Helsing at Moonbattery weighs in as only he can.


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Others blogging: Atlas Shrugs, It's Curtains for You, Always On Watch, Wolf Howling, and Instapundit.

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November 15, 2007

My Take on Robert Spencer's MEF Talk

On Tuesday, I was fortunate to be among those who saw Robert Spencer speak in New York City. He was sponsored by the Middle East Forum, and I wrote about his talk on FSM today:

How tough is our current crop of presidential hopefuls when it comes to the war on terror? Not very, said Spencer. In fact, he said that its the great missing issue so far in the campaign. The Democrats have done little but criticize, and while the Republicans may have a more realistic view of the dangers we face from Jihadists, Mitt Romney is the only major candidate to use the word Jihad up to this point. He used it in a television ad that has been vilified by the press and his detractors including being spoofed on Saturday Night Live. While Spencer made it clear he is not endorsing Romneys candidacy, he found Romneys willingness to use the word Jihad to describe the current situation to be admirable.

Read the rest here.

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October 31, 2007

"The Violent Oppression of Women in Islam"

This is the name of a video produced by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and it was banned by YouTube. Of course: ban the videos that show the horrors of Islamic Jihad, but allow Jihadi recruitment videos to stay up. How silly of me to think otherwise!

The video has brutal images that are not for the squeamish, and they are NOT for children. If you choose to view it, make sure there are no children present, please! (Sadly, some of those featured in the video are children.) There is one scene where I had to avert my eyes, I was so horrified. But it's necessary to get the word about the oppression of women in places like Iran. These are the realities for many women throughout the world, oppressed by Sharia law. Their stories deserve to be told.

If you're still game, go to Front Page Magazine and scroll about halfway down the screen...click on the image of a woman on the gallows to watch. (You'll need Windows Media Player.)

In this country, feminists are worrying about the fact that there aren't enough women academics in the sciences, gosh darn it. They really ought to watch this video and thank their lucky stars for their problems.

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October 11, 2007

Must-Read Interview with Ayaan Hirsi Ali

She recently left the United States because the Dutch Parliament refused to continue to pay for her (absolutely necessary) security detail while she was here. She's gone back to the Netherlands but is having to hunker down in some kind of safe house, hidden away from the world. While she was here she needed security but was able to move about freely. Now she's a prisoner of her own infamy amongst radical Muslims...an indictment against the movement if there ever was one.

Reason Magazine has a great interview that anyone who is serious about fighting Islamofascism should read. Here's a snippet:

Hirsi Ali: I think that we are at war with Islam. And theres no middle ground in wars. Islam can be defeated in many ways. For starters, you stop the spread of the ideology itself; at present, there are native Westerners converting to Islam, and theyre the most fanatical sometimes. There is infiltration of Islam in the schools and universities of the West. You stop that. You stop the symbol burning and the effigy burning, and you look them in the eye and flex your muscles and you say, This is a warning. We wont accept this anymore. There comes a moment when you crush your enemy.

Reason: Militarily?

Hirsi Ali: In all forms, and if you dont do that, then you have to live with the consequence of being crushed.

Reason: Are we really heading toward anything so ominous?

Hirsi Ali: I think thats where were heading. Were heading there because the West has been in denial for a long time. It did not respond to the signals that were smaller and easier to take care of. Now we have some choices to make. This is a dilemma: Western civilization is a celebration of lifeeverybodys life, even your enemys life. So how can you be true to that morality and at the same time defend yourself against a very powerful enemy that seeks to destroy you?

The link for the whole article is here. And for those of you who missed it the first time around, here's video of her interview with a moonbat from the Great White North back in July. The woman is brilliant, and possesses the kind of insight into the problems Islam poses that even our best Western experts cannot match.


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August 16, 2007

Padilla Buster

After a 13-year (and counting) career in law enforcement, I don't have much faith in the criminal justice system. And after reading this story, I still don't:

MIAMI - Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held for 3 1/2 years as an enemy combatant, was convicted Thursday of helping Islamic extremists and plotting overseas attacks in a case that came to symbolize the Bush administration's zeal to clamp down on terrorism.

Padilla was convicted of "supporting terrorism." This is a charge now? Cripes, while we're at it, can we charge people with supporting the Cleveland Indians, Tony Stewart, or Ron Paul?

Wyatt Earp

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June 20, 2007

Taliban "Graduation" Leader Swapped for Italian Hostage

ABCNews.com's The Blotter has an update on their exclusive story of the recent Taliban "graduation ceremony":

The Taliban military commander [Mansoor Dadullah] who led the "graduation ceremony" for 300 suicide bombers was one of five men released from an Afghanistan prison earlier this year in exchange for a kidnapped Italian journalist.


Journalist Daniel Mastrogiacomo was kidnapped along with his interpreter and driver by Taliban fighters in early March.

A hostage trade was negotiated, in part by an Italian-run hospital organization, for his release in exchange for the release of five senior Taliban commanders that were in the custody of the Afghan federal government.

As Noel Sheppard noted, this story has gotten short shrift from the rest of the mainstream media.

Meanwhile, there continues to be plenty of coverage of the unfortunate deaths of seven children in Afghanistan during a US-led airstrike aimed at killing al-Qaeda operatives.

Cross-posted to Newsbusters

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June 07, 2007

Patterico: Why Flight 327 Was a Dry Run

Patterico has a must-read post today. He asks three air marshals (one retired) if they think the Syrians on NorthWest Airlines Flight 327 back in 2004 was a dry run and if so, why?

In addition to what you might expect to hear, there's a bit about illegal immigrants that shouldn't be ignored.

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May 30, 2007

Al-Qaeda Warns: Worse than 9/11

Al-Qaeda has not been resting on its laurels after the "spectacular" attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 9/11. No, they really hope to make a statement soon:

An American member of Al-Qaeda warned in an Internet video that US President George W. Bush should withdraw all his troops from Muslim land or face attacks worse than September 11.
Adam Gadahn, a convert to Islam who has been indicted for treason by a US jury, issued a list of demands and warned they were not up for negotiation.

"Your failure to heed our demands means that you and your people... will experience things that will make you forget all about the horrors of September 11, Afghanistan and Iraq, and Virginia Tech," he said in the video posted on Tuesday.

"You're losing on all fronts and losing big time," said Gadahn, who is the English-language spokesman for Osama bin Laden's terror network.


Born in 1978, Gadahn -- also known Azzam al-Amriki and Azzam the American -- is a native of southern California and has appeared in several videotapes for Al-Qaeda since 2004.

His conversion to Islam came after he began attending the Islamic Centre of Orange County in California, where he is believed to have come under the influence of two foreign-born Islamic radicals.

Gadahn's parents must be so proud!

But don't worry. According to John Edwards, the war on terror is a bumper sticker slogan, made up for political reasons. I'm sure once Bush is out of office, all threats from al-Qaeda and other splinter Islamist groups will disappear. Isn't that what the Democrats have been telling us for the past six years?

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May 08, 2007

Fort Dix Terror Plot Foiled

UPDATE: Michelle is on the case with even more information that you won't hear on the alphabet networks.

UPDATE II: It seems that the men are now being described as "Islamic militants," with quotation marks. The White House announcement let the cat out of the bag, so the media can't ignore it anymore. Calling them terrorists would be more appropriate, I'd say.

UPDATE III: The "hate America first" crowd over at HuffPo is in full denial swing. JammieWearingFool has been trawling the comments section so you won't have to.


Six men have been arrested in connection with a plot to attack Fort Dix in New Jersey, with the intention of storming the military installation and killing as many soldiers as possible.

Out of all the articles I have seen, the men are either not described at all, or are described as ethnic Albanians and (former) Yugoslavians who have been in the US for a few years. But here's a little tidbit you may be interested in:

One of the major legacies of nearly five centuries of Ottoman rule was the conversion of up to 70 percent of the Albanian population to Islam. Therefore, at independence the country emerged as a predominantly Muslim nation, the only Islamic state in Europe.

And we all know that there plenty of Muslims in what was formerly known as Yugoslavia...in Kosovo, 1.7 million of the 1.9 million inhabitants are Muslim.

Coincidence? I think not. But don't expect the MSM to play up this aspect of the story, lest CAIR get their panties in a bunch.

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May 03, 2007

Islam vs. Islamists: Trailer Online

For those of you who are interested in seeing the trailer for the documentary about moderate Islamists that PBS axed, click here...Hot Air has it.

Titled Islam vs. Islamists, it was intended to be a part of a Federal project named Crossroads, which is supposed to "enhance public understanding of terrorism, homeland security and other crucial issues in the post 9/11 era." (See this Newsbusters post for more background.) Apparently, there are some "cruicial issues" that don't bear closer scrutiny in the hallowed PC halls of PBS.

PBS is funded by our tax dollars. The makers of Islam vs. Islamists received a federal grant to help them produce it. PBS execs, who complained just a couple of years ago that they were being forced to "toe a more conservative line," evidently doesn't see a problem with this decision. We deserve not only to see a film we all helped produce, but PBS needs to know that its purpose is not to serve as an echo chamber for the liberal elites who populate it. Nor is its purpose to avoid a timely topic just because it might make special interest groups like CAIR throw a hissy fit.

Contact PBS by either using this contact form, or by sending a letter to:

Public Broadcasting Service
2100 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

Frankly, I think it's time for PBS to be cut loose from the government's apron strings and try its wings in the free market. Until that happens, we can at least let them know when we're unhappy with how they are spending our hard-earned cash.

Public Brainwashing Service?

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April 05, 2007

British Sailors Home

And we're very happy that they are. But it ain't over, not by a long shot:

This bodes badly for the West's relations with Teheran over a number of acutely difficult problems during the coming months: its defiance of UN sanctions imposed because of a refusal to halt uranium enrichment; its heightened meddling in Iraq; and its continued support for terrorist movements - Hizbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and elements of Fatah - vowed to Israel's destruction. During the recent crisis, Iran has yielded not a jot on any of these matters. Rather, the approval it has enjoyed on the Islamic "street" for humiliating an old enemy is likely to make it even more intransigent.

Next time...and there will be a next time...things might not go so swimmingly.

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Carter Joins Middle East Leaders In Praising Pelosi

This didn't take long:

Former President Jimmy Carter expressed his support for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Syria, rejecting White House criticism of the visit.

"I was glad that she went," Carter said Wednesday. "When there is a crisis, the best way to help resolve the crisis is to deal with the people who are instrumental in the problem."

And whenever someone is actively siding with Middle Eastern terrorists and despots, Jimmy Carter is one of the first ones on the congratulatory bandwagon. Never mind that Pelosi's trip weakens our foreign policy stance and makes the terrorists clap their hands in glee -- Jimmy Carter is happy, and that's all that counts in his mind.

Like Carter, this guy is all smiles about Pelosi's trip:

One terror leader, Khaled Al-Batch, a militant and spokesman for Islamic Jihad, expressed hope Pelosi would continue winning elections, explaining the House speaker's Damascus visit demonstrated she understands the Middle East.


"Nancy Pelosi understands the area (Middle East) well, more than Bush and Dr. (Condoleeza) Rice," said Al-Batch, speaking to WND from Gaza. "If the Democrats want to make negotiations with Syria, Hamas, and Hezbollah, this means the Democratic Party understands well what happens in this area and I think Pelosi will succeed. ... I hope she wins the next elections."

Thanks Nancy. Here's what I think of your extracurricular activities:


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April 04, 2007

Dems Banish Term "War On Terror"

Can you believe it? Unfortunately, I can. Jonathan Strong has details.

I prefer the term "war on Islamofascism" myself.

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March 13, 2007

USS Cole Families Get Their Day in Court

After six long years, the families of the victims of the bombing of the USS Cole get the chance to stick it to Sudan:

NORFOLK, Va. - More than six years after terrorists bombed the USS Cole, the families of the 17 sailors killed in the blast headed to court Tuesday to try to prove the attack could not have happened without the government of Sudan's help.

The families' lawsuit against the African nation was to go to trial Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Norfolk, where the now-repaired Navy destroyer is based.

"Sudan's material support ... including continuous flow of funding, money, weapons, logistical support, diplomatic passports and religious blessing, was crucial in enabling the attack on the USS Cole," lawyers for the families said in court papers outlining their case.


The families' lawyers intend to prove that Sudan has given safe haven to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terrorist network since 1991 long before Yemeni operatives blasted a 40-foot-hole in the side of the Cole in Yemen's port of Aden on Oct. 12, 2000.

They also hope to show that: the operatives were trained at camps Sudan permitted al-Qaida to operate within its borders; Sudan's military provided al-Qaida with at least four crates of weapons and explosives for terrorist activities in Yemen; bin Laden and Sudan's government owned businesses that provided cover for the procurement of explosives, weapons and chemicals; and Sudan gave al-Qaida diplomatic pouches to ship explosives and weapons internationally without being searched.

Sudan has been on the U.S. list of terrorism-sponsoring countries since 1993.

I checked several major lefty sites, and this is not yet being covered on any of them. I'm kind of surprised, since the left advocates taking terrorists and their sponsors to court rather than taking military action against them. And they care about the soldiers and their families, right?

As much as I am pulling for the families, I don't expect that a win for them will do anything to deter terrorists. It's not about the money; it's about their skewed world view. But it's always possible.

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March 08, 2007

Hassan Abujihaad, Former Sailor, Arrested on Terror Charges

From AP:

WASHINGTON -- A former Navy sailor is accused of supporting terrorism by disclosing secret information about the location of Navy ships and the best ways to attack them.

The secrets wound up with a suspected terrorism financier, investigators say.

During an initial appearance Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, Ariz., Hassan Abujihaad, 31, accepted removal to Connecticut, where he is charged with supporting terrorism with intent to kill U.S. citizens and transmitting classified information to unauthorized people.

He apparently was working as a delivery man in Phoenix.

Abujihaad apparently planned to use his former Navy knowledge and contacts in this endeavor. His arrest is connected with the case of Babar Ahmad, the British computer specialist who was arrested in 2004 for allegedly running websites that raised money for jihad. Abujihaad is also a former roommate of Derrick Shareef of Genoa, Illinois, who was accused of planning grenade attacks at a mall against Christmas shoppers.

He sure gets around, doesn't he?

This story is getting short shrift in the MSM. A glance at the home pages of both the Washington Post and New York Times today didn't turn up any mention of it. (If I missed it, let me know.) Can you guess why?

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February 14, 2007

France Waking Up to Terror

On the heels of French police proving they have a few cajones left and arresting nine terror suspects, there is finally a Frenchman who smells the coffee, realizing an alliance between al Qaeda and a North African terrorist group poses a serious threat to Europe:

"The GSPC wants to carry out attacks in Europe, especially in France, Italy and Spain, and destabilize North Africa," Jean-Louis Bruguiere told The Associated Press on Tuesday night in New York.

After rating the danger as four on a scale from one to five, he modified his statement by maintaining that the increase in terrorism is directly linked to US involvement in Iraq.

Well, we have to take what we can get.

Bruguiere: Infers dangers are fault of U.S.

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January 05, 2007

Quote of the Day

"I wish John McCain, who uses his own heroic stature as a model P.O.W. to influence Americas policy towards Islamic terrorists, would just shut up on the subject. To suggest that combatants who fight without a flag or a uniform; who wipe their feet on the Geneva Convention; who disguise themselves as women; who hide in mosques and marketplaces; who slice off the heads of their prisoners; and who use children as shields; are entitled to the same safeguards as soldiers is sheer lunacy." ~ Burt Prelutsky

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January 03, 2007

Clinton and Terrorism: What Did He Know?

AJ over at The Strata-Sphere has unearthed an interesting nugget. Check out what Bill Clinton is quoted as saying in the immediate aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995:

According to [Oklahoma Governor Frank] Keating, President Clintons first comment to him after the bombing was God, I hope theres no Middle Eastern connection to this.

Just a few years later, Clinton told the American people they shouldn't fear a biological terrorist threat because he was on top of it.

Too bad Osama bin Laden picked planes instead.

On a tip from Kitty

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December 08, 2006

The Religion of Peace Strikes Again

...and just in time for Christmas. This time, a wannabe jihadist had plans to use a gun and grenades at the CherryVale mall in Rockford, Illinois.

Michelle Malkin has full details.

I wonder when CAIR will register their outrage of this latest misinterpretation of Islam? Will they demand that Derrick Shareef go through sensitivity training?

Or maybe they'll make lemonade out of lemons and use this opportunity to demand a special prayer room at the mall.

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November 10, 2006

How Will the Dems Deal With These Guys?

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A purported audio recording by the leader of Iraq's al Qaeda wing gloated over the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as a top U.S. general said the military was preparing to recommend strategy changes.

Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, also known as Abu Ayyub al-Masri, said in the recording posted on the Internet on Friday that the group has 12,000 armed fighters and 10,000 others waiting to be equipped to fight U.S. troops in Iraq.


CARACAS - When Venezuela's leftist President Hugo Chvez called President Bush ''the devil'' in a U.N. speech in September, many thought his ''anti-imperialist'' rhetoric had reached rock bottom.

But fresh depths have since been plumbed. The Venezuelan government, to judge from recent events, officially regards Bush as a genocidal Nazi who arranged the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to justify aggression against other nations.

In a speech Tuesday, Chvez criticized the decision of an Iraqi court to sentence former dictator Saddam Hussein to the death penalty. ''If sentencing is to be done,'' Chvez said, ``the first one to be given the most severe sentence this planet has to offer should be the president of the United States, if we're talking about genocidal presidents.''


TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday called U.S. President George W. Bush's defeat in congressional elections a victory for Iran.

Bush has accused Iran of trying to make a nuclear bomb, being a state sponsor of terrorism and stoking sectarian conflict in Iraq, all charges Tehran denies.

"This issue (the elections) is not a purely domestic issue for America, but it is the defeat of Bush's hawkish policies in the world," Khamenei said in remarks reported by Iran's student news agency ISNA on Friday.

"Since Washington's hostile and hawkish policies have always been against the Iranian nation, this defeat is actually an obvious victory for the Iranian nation."


One word: appeasement.

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November 03, 2006

Obsession: A Documentary on Radical Islam

If you want to learn more about the threat we face that is Islmofascism, please do not miss this special. It's airing this weekend on FOX news several times -- there should be a time to fit your schedule.

As the Radio Patriots said on their blog:

Today, we find ourselves confronted by a new enemy, also engaged in a violent struggle to transform our world. As we sleep in the comfort of our homes, a new evil rises against us. A new menace is threatening, with all the means at its disposal, to bow Western Civilization under the yoke of its values. That enemy is Radical Islam.

For more on this must-see special, go to the Obsession website.

And we're not talking Calvin Klein...

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October 26, 2006

The Rape of Europe

This from Paul Belian of the Brussels Journal:

The German author Henryk M. Broder recently told the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant (12 October) that young Europeans who love freedom, better emigrate. Europe as we know it will no longer exist 20 years from now. Whilst sitting on a terrace in Berlin, Broder pointed to the other customers and the passers-by and said melancholically: We are watching the world of yesterday.

Europe is turning Muslim. As Broder is sixty years old he is not going to emigrate himself. I am too old, he said. However, he urged young people to get out and move to Australia or New Zealand. That is the only option they have if they want to avoid the plagues that will turn the old continent uninhabitable.

Many Germans and Dutch, apparently, did not wait for Broders advice. The number of emigrants leaving the Netherlands and Germany has already surpassed the number of immigrants moving in. One does not have to be prophetic to predict, like Henryk Broder, that Europe is becoming Islamic. Just consider the demographics. The number of Muslims in contemporary Europe is estimated to be 50 million. It is expected to double in twenty years. By 2025, one third of all European children will be born to Muslim families. Today Mohammed is already the most popular name for new-born boys in Brussels, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and other major European cities.

Broder is convinced that the Europeans are not willing to oppose islamization. The dominant ethos, he told De Volkskrant, is perfectly voiced by the stupid blonde woman author with whom I recently debated. She said that it is sometimes better to let yourself be raped than to risk serious injuries while resisting. She said it is sometimes better to avoid fighting than run the risk of death.

The whole thing is a must-read. Click here for the rest.

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October 23, 2006

Killing Me Softly...

The title of this post is from a song (which I actually detest) by Roberta Flack. It seems appropriate for the subject of this post: the radical Islamic mindset when it comes to their womenfolk. From an op ed in the Washington Post, written by Asra Q. Nomani (hat tip Blue Crab Boulevard):

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. When dealing with a "disobedient wife," a Muslim man has a number of options. First, he should remind her of "the importance of following the instructions of the husband in Islam." If that doesn't work, he can "leave the wife's bed." Finally, he may "beat" her, though it must be without "hurting, breaking a bone, leaving blue or black marks on the body and avoiding hitting the face, at any cost."

Such appalling recommendations, drawn from the book "Woman in the Shade of Islam" by Saudi scholar Abdul Rahman al-Sheha, are inspired by as authoritative a source as any Muslim could hope to find: a literal reading of the 34th verse of the fourth chapter of the Koran, An-Nisa , or Women. "[A]nd (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them," reads one widely accepted translation.

The notion of using physical punishment as a "disciplinary action," as Sheha suggests, especially for "controlling or mastering women" or others who "enjoy being beaten," is common throughout the Muslim world. Indeed, I first encountered Sheha's work at my Morgantown mosque, where a Muslim student group handed it out to male worshipers after Friday prayers one day a few years ago.

Verse 4:34 retains a strong following, even among many who say that women must be treated as equals under Islam. Indeed, Muslim scholars and leaders have long been doing what I call "the 4:34 dance" they reject outright violence against women but accept a level of aggression that fits contemporary definitions of domestic violence.

Western leaders, including British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, have recently focused on Muslim women's veils as an obstacle to integration in the West. But to me, it is 4:34 that poses the much deeper challenge of integration. How the Muslim world interprets this passage will reveal whether Islam can be compatible with life in the 21st century. As Hadayai Majeed, an African American Muslim who had opened a shelter in Atlanta to serve Muslim women, put it, "If it's okay for me to be a savage in my home, it's okay for me to be a savage in the world."

Not long after I picked up the free Saudi book, Mahmoud Shalash, an imam from Lexington, Ky., stood at the pulpit of my mosque and offered marital advice to the 100 or so men sitting before him. He repeated the three-step plan, with "beat them" as his final suggestion. Upstairs, in the women's balcony, sat a Muslim friend who had recently left her husband, who she said had abused her; her spouse sat among the men in the main hall.

At the sermon's end, I approached Shalash. "This is America," I protested. "How can you tell men to beat their wives?"

"They should beat them lightly," he explained. "It's in the Koran."

He was doing the dance.

Beating her without breaking bones or leaving bruises? It reminds me of that scene in The Grifters, where Anjelica Huston's shady character is beaten by her mobster boss with a sack of oranges because it doesn't leave any marks. He caught her skimming money from what she was supposed to give him from discarded racetrack tickets.

Think about it: This is a culture that deems it to be acceptable to beat one's wife if she is not behaving the way one would like. What does that say about their behavior toward the rest of civilization? As Gaius from BCB says in his post:

There is a problem with extremism and Islamism, which should not be confused in any way, I think, with the religion of Islam itself. Rather it is with a secular movement enforcing extreme notions and interpretations in order to gain secular power. This is hiding behind the mask of religion to advance an unholy agenda.

I'm still waiting for everyone to get it.

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October 11, 2006

Treason Has a Name

...and its name is Adam Gadahn.

A California-born convert to Islam, accused of making a series of al Qaeda propaganda videos, became on Wednesday the first American charged with treason since the World War Two era, U.S. Justice Department officials said.

Fugitive Adam Gadahn, 28, who is believed to be in Pakistan, was accused of treason, which carries a maximum punishment of death, and providing material support to al Qaeda, they said.

According to the charges, Gadahn appeared in five videos broadcast between October 2004 and September 11, 2006, giving al Qaeda "aid and comfort ... with the intent to betray the United States."

"Gadahn gave himself to our enemies in al Qaeda for the purpose of being a central part of their propaganda machine," Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty told a news conference.

"By making this choice, we believe Gadahn committed treason -- perhaps the most serious offense for which any person can be tried under our Constitution," he said.

Watch for leftwing sympathizers and the ACLU to rise to Gadahn's defense. Too bad Lynne Stewart won't be available...she is the most logical choice. Perhaps Ramsey Clark will defend him!

That is, of course, if he's captured and brought back. Frankly, I wouldn't mind if he never makes it back (read between those lines if you will). But if he does and is convicted, perhaps he and John Walker Lindh can share a cell and talk about the good old days when the scruffy beards were in and the promise of multiple virgins was sweet compensation for the rigors of jihad.

More from: Not Ready for My Burqua

Adam Gadahn: Joining the ranks of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

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September 18, 2006

More From the Religion of Peace

Followers of the Religion of Peace reacted with calm after last week's speech by the Pope which portrayed Islam as a religion tainted by violence.


Riots, the burning of churches, and the shooting death of a nun have are all the result of Islamic barbarism. A religion whose followers feel they must shut up anyone who criticizes said religion must not have much to recommend it.

The Pope's (misguided) apology did not appease al-Qaeda in Iraq:

"We tell the worshipper of the cross (the Pope) that you and the West will be defeated, as is the case in Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya," said a Web statement by the Mujahideen Shura Council.

"We shall break the cross and spill the wine ... God will (help) Muslims to conquer Rome ... (May) God enable us to slit their throats, and make their money and descendants the bounty of the mujahideen," said the statement, posted on Sunday on an Internet site often used by al Qaeda and other militant groups.

Charming. We also have France's greatest appeaser speaking out:

French President Jacques Chirac refused on Monday to criticize the 79-year-old Pontiff, but called for a more diplomatic use of language.

"It is not my role or my intention to comment on the Pope's statements. I simply want to say, on a general level ... that we must avoid anything that excites tensions between peoples or between religions," Chirac said on Europe 1 radio.

"We must avoid making any link between Islam, which is a great, respected and respectable religion, and radical Islamism, which is a totally different activity and one of a political nature," Chirac added.

As usual, French leaders try to cover all bases. One never knows who one will end up kowtowing to, and it's a good idea to be a friend to all.

Michelle Malkin has excellent coverage of this growing problem.

The religion of peace demonstrates its love for all

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September 07, 2006

France Once Again Tooting Its Horn

There's nothing worse than having to listen to the French drone on about how they are superior in all areas of life (except, of course, personal hygiene).

The latest example comes from France's prime minister Dominique de Villepin , getting on his Gallic high horse to denounce a war on terror.

"Let us not forget that these crises play into the hands of all extremists," the prime minister said in a debate on the Middle East. "We can see this with terrorism, whether it tries to strike inside or outside our frontiers," he added.

"Against terrorism, what's needed is not a war. It is, as France has done for many years, a determined fight based on vigilance at all times and effective cooperation with our partners.

"But we will only end this curse if we also fight against injustice, violence and these crises," he said.


"It is the duty of France and Europe to show that the clash of civilizations is not inevitable," he said. "No one retains this wisdom, inherited from our history, as we, French and Europeans, do," he said.

No, the clash of civilizations is not inevitable if one is prepared to roll over as the French did in 1940...a proud tradition that continues today.

Employing typical French tactics, De Villepin did not actually come out and criticize the US and/or President Bush directly. But by using language similar to that used by the President, his subtext is crystal clear: America and its president are eternally inferior to France.

If the following photos illustrate French wisdom and vigilance, we can do without their help.





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September 06, 2006

Top Terror Suspects Transferring to Gitmo

Breaking news from ABC:

Sept. 6, 2006 — ABC News has learned that President Bush will announce that high-value detainees now being held at secret CIA prisons will be transferred to the Department of Defense and granted protections under the 1949 Geneva Conventions. It will be the first time the Administration publicly acknowledges the existence of the prisons.

A source familiar with the president's announcement says it will apply to all prisoners now being held by the CIA, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept.11 attacks, and senior al Qaeda leader Ramzi Binalshibh.

The source says there are "about a dozen" prisoners now being held by the CIA.

Until now, the U.S. government has not officially acknowledged the existence of CIA prisons.

The Bush administration has come under harsh criticism for its handling of detainees captured in the U.S.-led military campaign to root out al Qaeda terror cells abroad.

Many detainees have been given the legal status of "enemy combatant," which includes both lawful enemy combatants and unlawful enemy combatants.

Of course, the fact that these detainees shouldn't qualify for POW status under the Geneva Convention because they do not fly a flag recognized by other countries and do not wear a recognizable uniform, etc., is not ever discussed by the MSM.

Unfortunately the Bush administration has caved in on this issue. Let's hope this is not a continuing trend.

How quickly will the conditions of Guantanamo Bay once again become front page news?

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, alleged 9/11
mastermind, now has more rights than
afforded his victims

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August 15, 2006

Burqas: Not Just for Modesty Anymore!

If you thought burqas were simply a means to keep Muslim men from lusting after Muslim women, think again:


Al Qaeda's newest tactic to elude American forces appears to be dressing in drag.

A key al Qaeda operative who was dressed as a woman was killed in eastern Afghanistan, according to the U.S. military.

It was the third time in just three weeks that al Qaeda operatives wearing women's clothing have been captured or killed by coalition forces, Coalition spokesman Colonel Tom Collins told ABC News.

"We are seeing this tactic more frequently," he said.

Next they'll be sending children to do their dirty work for them. Oh wait, they already do.

h/t: Jeanette

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It's About Bloody Time!

From the The Times Online:

THE Government is discussing with airport operators plans to introduce a screening system that allows security staff to focus on those passengers who pose the greatest risk.

The passenger-profiling technique involves selecting people who are behaving suspiciously, have an unusual travel pattern or, most controversially, have a certain ethnic or religious background.

The system would be much more sophisticated than simply picking out young men of Asian appearance. But it would cause outrage in the Muslim community because its members would be far more likely to be selected for extra checks.

Read the rest of the article here.

I say bully for the Brits! I certainly hope they go through with this plan, and nuts to the Muslim community who is sure to cry "racism" at this latest development. I have always said it makes sense to target the group most likely to undertake in a terrorist attack, and this is an excellent first step.

Now if we can only get our government to do the same thing...

Will backlog like this be a thing of the past at Heathrow?

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August 11, 2006

Profile Now

In the wake of the exposed plot to blow up planes midair by Muslims born and bred in England, British police are now worried about violence toward the Muslim population.

This is the only time you will see the BBC use the word Muslim in a news story...when the Muslims are being victimized.

I'm not excusing idiots who randomly strike out at people because they happen to look or dress a certain way. There is no room for that in a civilized society.

However, I am suggesting that it is time to begin profiling young Muslim men at our airports and other major transportation hubs. Searching thousands of travelers who are not part of the population that is known to be involved in these kind of terror attacks is not only inconvenient, but a waste of time for authorities.

What do the following events all have in common? (Let me know if I've forgotten any.)

Khobar Towers bombing
USS Cole bombing
WTC bombing in 1993
9/11 attacks in the U.S.
7/11 subway bombing in London
Australian embassy bombing in Jakarta
Thwarted plot to bomb Herald Square subway station in NY

They were all perpetrated by young Muslim men of Middle Eastern heritage, even though some had no "known ties" to terrorist groups according to authorities. Michelle Malkin lists the names and ages of the latest instance for us.

And as we all know, Islam has a friendly little aspect about it called jihad:

As Dr. Pipes explains, “the way the [militant] jihadists understand the term is in keeping with its usage through fourteen centuries of Islamic history” – during which it has meant the compulsory effort to forcibly expand Muslim territory and influence. “The goal is boldly offensive,” says Pipes, “and its ultimate intent is nothing less than to achieve Muslim dominion over the entire world.” Indeed the scholar Bat Ye’or explains that historically jihad has meant “war, dispossession, slavery, and death” for its victims. This is a far cry from the purported, noble struggle to “give oneself over to God.”

Now is not the time for namby pamby, politically correct pussyfooting. Profile now. If the Muslim populations in the U.S., Britain and other countries where they've emigrated to get annoyed, then perhaps they need to examine the reason why. Extremists from their own midst are the ones perpetrating these atrocities around the globe. If they can't come to accept that reality, then too bad for them.

The rest of us have bigger things to worry about than their feelings.

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August 10, 2006

They Want Us Dead

British authorities thwarted a plot by terrorists to blow up planes en route from Heathrow Airport to the United States. Apparently three U.S. airlines were targeted.

This BBC story says the men arrested were "British-born" and there were "ties to Pakistan." Apparently, it is the closest the BBC can bring itself to saying the would-be terrorists are Muslims.

The security level for commercial flights in the U.S. has been raised to red for the first time in the wake of this latest attempt to kill innocent people. Any kind of liquid, including hair products, are being banned from being carried on, and boarding security is very tight.

As always, Michelle Malkin has a great round-up of coverage.

For those of you who have difficulty in understanding what's going on, let's make it clear: Hardline Muslims want to kill us. They don't care if you voted for Al Gore in 2000 or John Kerry in 2004. They don't care if you live in a blue state instead of a red state. They don't care if you want Joe Lieberman to lose his independent run for the senate in November. They want to kill so many Americans that we will give up fighting in the Middle East. Their ultimate goal is to spread radical Islam to all four corners of the Earth. And if you don't end up converting to Islam, you are to understand that you will be less than a second-class citizen (see dhimmitude).

And it doesn't end with Americans. Other Western civilizations are subject to this wave of jihad as well. The tenets of the Western world go directly against the core beliefs of Islam. The biggest offense? Freedom.

So if you insist upon believing that we can talk it over with these guys over a Starbucks frappucino, go ahead and do that. The rest of us will be supporting our government and our military in a fight for our way of life.

UPDATE: One of my favorite bloggers, Pat at Brainster, lets us in on some of the conspiracy theories that are already swirling about regarding this latest threat. You thought they would wait a day or two? You must have skipped your coffee this morning.

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July 31, 2006

Don't Waste Time With UN

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is pushing for a cease-fire between Israel and Lebanon through the UN.

Condi, don't waste your breath.

The UN is good at prolonging armed conflicts, not solving them. (That and wasting the money of its member states, but that's another issue for another post.) For our administration to try to utilize the UN for something this important is a major waste of time and energy. After all, what has the UN done up until now to enforce its Resolution 1559, which called for ridding Lebanon of non-Lebanese militias (read: Hezbollah) nearly two years ago? Why has it taken Israel's defense of itself from Hezbollah's airborne missiles for us to suddenly remember the UN's lame resolution?

Instead, we should be looking into other options: such as beating Hezbollah into the dust.

Today, the rest of the world is shocked in the wake of an Israeli bomb killing an estimated 50 Lebanese civilians, mostly women and children. This is indeed tragic, and the Israelis have promised a 48-hour reprieve on its airstrikes.

However, the bigger tragedy here is that Hezbollah is hiding behind civilians to wage its war against Israel. Of course Israel is going to aim at the area that the rockets came from. Hezbollah arrives at a location, shoots its rockets and leaves -- leaving innocent people to pay the price for their tactics.

Don't believe me? Check this out. And even worse, Hezbollah is using the victims it creates as fodder for ire against Israel. Absolutely revolting.

The world should be helping Israel to eradicate the menace that is Hezbollah, which is likely being bankrolled by Iran. And while our eyes are focused on the Israel-Lebanon conflict, Iran continues to plot, plan, and work on its nuclear capabilities.

The rest of the world (a world not being rained upon by airborne rockets, I might add) is clamoring for a cease-fire. Remember, though, that a cease-fire isn't peace. Peace in the Middle East won't happen until the radical Islamists are eradicated. Until the rest of the world figures this out and hops on board with Israel, we can look forward to much more of the same for a long time to come.

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July 11, 2006

Bush Administration: Guantanamo Detainees Have Geneva Rights

From the Toronto Star:

WASHINGTON — The Bush administration said Tuesday that all detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and in U.S. military custody everywhere are entitled to protections under the Geneva Convention.
White House spokesman Tony Snow said the policy, outlined in a new Defence Department memo, reflects the recent 5-3 U.S. Supreme Court decision blocking military tribunals set up by President George W. Bush.

That decision struck down the tribunals because they did not obey international law and had not been authorized by Congress.

The new policy, described in a memo by Deputy Defence Secretary Gordon England, appears to reverse the administration’s earlier insistence that the detainees are not prisoners of war and thus not entitled to the Geneva protections.

Word of the Bush administration’s new stance came as the Senate judiciary committee opened hearings Tuesday on the politically charged issue of how detainees should be tried.

“We’re not going to give the Department of Defence a blank cheque,” Republican Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the committee chairman, told the hearing.

Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, the committee’s top Democrat, said “kangaroo court procedures” must be changed and any military commissions “should not be set up as a sham.”

“They should be consistent with a high standard of American justice, worth protecting,” Leahy said.

Snow insisted that all U.S. detainees have been treated humanely. Still, he said, “We want to get it right.”

“It’s not really a reversal of policy,” Snow asserted, calling the Supreme Court decision “complex.”

Nice cave-in. What happened to the famous Bush backbone?

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May 26, 2006

Galloway: Blair's Murder Would Be "Justified"

This man simply becomes more and more repugnant every day:

The Respect MP George Galloway has said it would be morally justified for a suicide bomber to murder Tony Blair.

In an interview with GQ magazine, the reporter asked him: "Would the assassination of, say, Tony Blair by a suicide bomber - if there were no other casualties - be justified as revenge for the war on Iraq?"

Mr Galloway replied: "Yes, it would be morally justified. I am not calling for it - but if it happened it would be of a wholly different moral order to the events of 7/7. It would be entirely logical and explicable. And morally equivalent to ordering the deaths of thousands of innocent people in Iraq - as Blair did."

He's not calling for it, but it would be logical and explicable? For him to even utter such words publicly is completely shocking and unimaginable. Treasonous, in fact. Back in the days of King Henry VIII, his head would have been lopped off in short order.

Even Britain's Stop the War Coalition criticized Galloway's comments.

But what else can one expect of someone who admires Castro?

Not even President Bush's harshest critics in our government have (at least publicly) said that his death at the hands of Islamic extremists would be justified. And, to my knowledge, no MSM interviewer has asked such a question. (Let me know if I'm wrong.)

Why this man is still in office is a mystery to me...but then, British politics are a mystery to me anyway. What a contemptible person.

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May 18, 2006

Honor and Islam

Suzanne Fields writes an excellent article on Town Hall today about honor and Muslim culture, and our inability to combat it with our current "sensibilities."

The "honor killings" by Muslim men of adulterous wives and liberated daughters in Europe, who replace the chador with blue jeans, is regarded in the West as evil divorced from any semblance of honor. But such killings nevertheless testify to the brutal rigidity of the Islamic code of honor, which is fundamentally an appeal to the natural modesty of women. Such ideas are not found in the Koran, where the killing of innocents is forbidden, but are rooted in a pre-Islamic culture that demanded the killing of women who "shamed" their men. Only later were these ideas codified in dogmatic Islam.

Read it all.

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April 13, 2006

A Picture Says a Thousand Words

This saying has never been truer when seeing the evil wrought in the name of radical Islam.

Reverse_Vampyr has some chilling photos which remind us that the "religion of peace" could use better PR than is being supplied by CAIR and the MSM.

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January 30, 2006

Flight 93: The Movie on A&E

I just finished watching the movie Flight 93.

This should be required viewing for every citizen in America.

If a tragic event like this can be made into a movie tastefully, this movie fills the bill. There was no empathizing with the hijackers, no usual Hollywood gloss. Just a straightforward telling of the events, based upon phone calls by passengers, official records from the airlines and other official agencies, and eyewitness accounts. The acting was not overdone, but was so realistic it gave me goosebumps. It helps that there were no well-known actors taking away from the moment.

However, that doesn't mean there weren't plenty of tearjerking moments. I cried throughout the entire film. The most emotional moments were when passengers like Mark Bingham, Jeremy Glick and others said their last goodbyes to loved ones at home. Also, something I didn't realize, was that Todd Beamer of "let's roll" fame was on the phone with an operator at Verizon from the time that the passengers were herded to the back of the plane until it went down. He asked the operator, Lisa, to say the Lord's Prayer with him just before he and the others stormed the cockpit.

Some may think that making a movie about this event is wrong, that it's capitalizing on a tragedy. No, it's not. We need to remember what happened that day. We need to remember that although the passengers and crew of Flight 93 died, they died trying to make sure the lives of others weren't sacrificed as well.

There are some who want to sanitize the events of 9/11. Sanitizing them takes away their impact and only serves to make Americans complacent in the four plus years since then. That day was only the beginning of a long war, one that we are fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq today.

The only consolation we can take away from Flight 93 is that the terrorist bastards died too...and died short of their goal of crashing into the White House, Capitol building or whatever their final target was.

If you didn't see the movie, click on the link above to see the repeat schedule. Have a box of tissues handy.

If you are interested in contributing to the Flight 93 memorial, go to the website here.

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Would You Try to Reason With These People?

From the AP:

From the burning of its flag to a boycott of its brands of butter and cookies, Denmark is feeling Islamic outrage over newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

Angered by the drawings, masked Palestinian gunmen briefly took over a European Union office in Gaza on Monday. Islamists in Bahrain urged street demonstrations, while Syria called for the offenders to be punished. A Saudi company paid thousands of dollars for an ad thanking a business that snubbed Danish products.

The anger is reminiscent of the 1989 wrath that followed publication of "The Satanic Verses," the Salman Rushdie novel that radicals said insulted Islam. Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a death sentence against the British writer.

The cartoons originally were published nearly four months ago in Denmark and reprinted Jan. 10 by the Norwegian evangelical newspaper Magazinet in the name of defending free expression.

Nearly four months ago and Muslims are still having a snit fit about a few cartoons? If Christians and Jews rioted every time unflattering cartoons were published about their religions, the Earth would be engulfed in a giant fireball all the time.

It's one thing to be offended; it's another thing to brandish guns in the streets over the offense. It's apparent these are not people to be reasoned with.

Is anyone on the left taking notice?

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December 29, 2005

CIA Rendition Program Utilized by Clinton

What will the New York Times say about this?

Former US President Bill Clinton was the first to use the CIA's rendition program to capture, transfer and question terror suspects on foreign soil, a former US counterterrorism agent has revealed.

"President Clinton, his national security advisor Sandy Berger and his terrorism advisor Richard Clark ordered the CIA in the autumn of 1995 to destroy Al-Qaeda," Michael Scheuer, a 22-year veteran of the CIA who resigned from the agency in 2004, told Thursday's issue of the German newsweekly Die Zeit, reported Agence France Presse (AFP) Wednesday, December 28.

"We asked the president what we should do with the people we capture. Clinton said 'That's up to you'."

Read the whole thing.

h/t: PCD

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December 27, 2005

Muslims' "Privacy Violations"

Neil Steinberg for the Chicago Sun-Times has this to say about the complaining by certain Muslim groups that their privacy is being unduly invaded.

Would you feel offended -- persecuted, oppressed, trod upon -- if you discovered that the federal government had parked a van outside your church, bowling league, supper club, sniffing the air for excess radiation as part of a larger attempt to keep terrorists from blowing up an atom bomb in the center of the Loop?

Me neither.

So though this spot usually waves the flag for privacy, it holds less than the usual sympathy for the protests from Muslim groups, who feel wronged because the government for some strange reason feels that future terrorism might come from their direction, and has conducted a few rather desultory checks for heightened radiation levels.

Ignoring reality is a luxury we can't afford. It is ludicrous to waste limited security resources patting down Lutheran grandmothers as a smoke screen for checking guys from Saudi Arabia. Muslims in America have a legitimate grievance, but not with the United States government. I wonder how much they complain to those elements of their own culture that have placed them in this awkward situation in the first place? My bet: not much.

As John over at Marathon Pundit notes (and a big h/t to him for finding this article), Steinberg isn't a "fire breathing conservative." It'll be interesting to see if Steinberg gets the cold shoulder from his fellow libs regarding this bit of common sense coming forth from his keyboard...

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December 26, 2005

Kill George

Via the NY Daily News:

Before he was captured last spring, Osama Bin Laden's top operational commander was solely focused on killing President Bush and Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharaff, the Daily News has learned.

Wonder if that's why so many on the left want to end our war on terror?

h/t: PCD

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December 12, 2005

Suicide Killers: An Interview with the Documentarist

Jamie Glazov of Front Page Magazine interviews Pierre Rehov, a French filmmaker whose latest documentary, Suicide Killers, explores the psychology of suicide bombers. An excerpt:

One of the paradoxes of radical Islam is that most of what is forbidden on earth is allowed, as a reward for good behaviour, in the afterlife. The problem that we are facing is that, because of the modern world, the easiness of communications, travel, flow of information, most Muslims, a lot of them still living like in the Middle Ages, are confronted with our civilisation, namely democracies, where women are equal to men. Separation of men and women, supremacy of men over women, are among the most important concepts of the Muslim culture.

I am not here to denounce what one doctor and philosopher in my film describes as the sacrifice of Eros to Thanatos, found in all monotheism and, somehow, also in Buddhism. For thousands of years, men developed this absurd concept that sacrificing sexuality, which is the most fulfilling of all pleasures, would appease the God of death, or Death itself. While evolving, the modern man started to moderate the importance of this sacrifice. This is not the case in Islam, where sex out of marriage is a severe offense to the law, where a girl can be slaughtered by her own father or brother if she has lost her virginity, or if she wants to marry someone who has not been chosen by her family.

The result of all this pathology is that you end up with 16 to 20 year old men, with a strong libido, who have never approached a woman, don't even know what they look like, consider them as evil, and have this high level of energy, literally ready to blow themselves up out of frustration. It then becomes very easy to convince them that they have a duty to destroy impurity, symbolized by the Occidental world, and that they will be rewarded by 72 virgins in the afterlife. Their entire society is built on the absolute belief in this afterlife, so much better than the miserable life they have on earth -- thanks to the teachings of their leaders.

Read the whole thing. Somehow, I don't think this documentary will be nominated for an Oscar.

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October 26, 2005

How They're Spinning It

Here are the headlines from different news agencies regarding the "milestone" number of 2,000 dead American soldiers in Iraq:

AP: Accident Brings U.S. Toll in Iraq to 2,001

NY Times: 2,000 Dead: As Iraq Tours Stretch On, a Grim Mark

CBS: Iraqis Mixed On Grim Milestone

USA Today: U.S. milestone brings some Iraqi sympathy


NY Daily News: 2,000 heroes

Washington Post: Military Has Lost 2,000 In Iraq

San Francisco Chronicle: SOMBER MILESTONE
Conflict in Iraq: After 2 1/2 years of war and the insurgency, the toll of U.S. service members killed reaches 2,000
Unlike Vietnam, Iraq war inflicts heavy casualties on older, experienced troops

Chicago Tribune: U.S. Military Death Toll in Iraq at 2,001

It's all in the spin, boys and girls. The only two headlines that honored the soldiers' service in any way are the two "tabloids," the NY Post and the NY Daily News. All of the other more "elite" newspapers and agencies used words "grim," "toll," "somber" and "milestone."

As Gary over at Ex-Donkey says, this is not a "milestone," and refers to our "peace movement" when he says:

These people are disgusting. Trapped in some kind of Vietnam-era time warp, these people live every day hoping and praying for failure and death so they can make political hay.

There's your "peace" movement.

God bless the troops, fighting for the freedoms of their fellow Americans - even these selfish, ungrateful pricks. "Peace, Love, Dope"...you douchebags.


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