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Saturday, September 22, 2007

VIDEO (Dispatches, UK Channel 4): Unholy War (5 parts)

Converting to another religion for a Muslim is not just considered a taboo act by some believers. Certain Islamic texts demand converts - also known as apostates - be punished severely for deserting their faith. In several Islamic states, the death penalty is imposed. Here in Britain, Dispatches discovers a form of mob justice is taking place on our streets. A concerned Christian bishop tells Dispatches that it may not be long before a British convert is killed, and implores Muslim leaders to take action.

The video is available here.

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Holy Land Foundation trial: Muslim Brotherhood's papers detail plan to seize U.S.

(DMN) Amid the mountain of evidence released in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial, the most provocative has turned out to be a handful of previously classified evidence detailing Islamist extremists' ambitious plans for a U.S. takeover.

A knot of terrorism researchers say the memos and audiotapes, many translated from Arabic and containing detailed strategies by the international Islamist group the Muslim Brotherhood, are proof that extremists have long sought to replace the Constitution with Shariah, or Islamic law.

Continue reading "Holy Land Foundation trial: Muslim Brotherhood's papers detail plan to seize U.S." »

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Burqas Across Bavaria






Thanks to Vigilant Freedom:


This week Germans awoke to find many of their most famous statutes cloaked in Burkas and headscarfs, in a well coordinated move carried out by a group calling itself an, "Anonymous group for democratic and free thinking." The group carried out the simultaneous cover up of 14 statues in 7 cities across the country, followed by a press release on protecting freedom of speech and secular democratic societies, which read in part:

"In a religious system that promotes totalitarian ideas and demands submission of individuals, such an achievement can easily get under pressure. Therefore, there should be a public discussion on whether the European vocabulary and the vocabulary of certain religious systems share a common basis. For instance, the "house of peace" and the "house of war" have a different meaning in Islam and in our understanding. According to the Islamic view, the "house of peace" can only exist where Islam reigns."


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The Satanic Koran

I was a student of Philosophy in college. I have studied much Nietzsche in my lifetime. I have also studied The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich. Hitler was inspired by a man named H.S. Chamberlain. While Mr. Chamberlain's philosophy was not as cogent as that of Nietzsche, his ideas and his experiences in the development of those ideas were eerily similar to the famed German philsopher's. (Go down to a book store and leaf through a copy of "The Rise and Fall" and find the chapter called "The Strange Life And Works of H.S. Chamberlain") I have also studied the world's religions. Besides having studied the history of Catholic Theology (I am a Protestant myself), I have also studied Judaism, Hindusim, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Satanism. (Let me be clear that I do not consider myself to be an expert in any of these subjects. Instead, I am a jack of all trades, and a master of none.)

When I was a young man, I came to believe that ideas moved the world, and thus it was ideas which I chose to study. I wanted to understand all the ideas I could get my mind around. I wanted to understand the engine of the movement of history. Having studied both history and philosphy, it seems clear to me that the movements of the world's political powers trail the ideas of philosophers by between 20-100 years. The more powerful, complex, and new the ideas are the longer it takes for the political powers (which are primarily driven by charismatic individuals who act as salesmen for ideas) to assimilate the ideas. The American Democracy Project is a good example of this. America is a nation completely driven by the free market of ideas.

(I am speaking in broad generalities here. If anyone wants to discuss specifics, I am more than willing to do so.)

However, there are certain ancient ideas which are repackaged in new ways in succeeding generations. Having studied Judaism and Christianity, and having come to comprehend the Bible as the love story between God and man, and of man's coming to understand God's love for him, I am struck by the almost-polar-dialectic which exists between Judeo-Christianity and Islam. The ideas of Islam constitute a philosophy of power. The ideas of Judeo-Christianity constitute a philosophy which is a gradual clarification of the Law of Justice perfected in the Law of Love. The Bible clear articulates that the sacrifices of God are to help the widows and the orphans. Yeshua (Jesus Christ) said that the entirety of the law is articulated thusly:

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'[b] 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'[c] 40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."

And, what is it to love? This is clarified for us by Christ in Matthew 25, wherein Yeshua said:

"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"


The ideas articulated in these verses are the opposite of a philosophy of power. Instead, they are the philosophy of one who would count the lives of others as more important than his own, of one who would lay down his life for a friend.

Now, check out this audio/video from InTheNameOfAllah.org, and learn about the Koran and the origin of its philosophy of power. (Thanks to X Dhimmi for making me aware of this video.)


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The Iran Conundrum

From the American Thinker (with thanks to Rocketsbrain):


By Amil Imani

Underneath all conquests and expansions, underneath all the frivolous wars over religious differences, underneath all the oppression and tyranny, underneath all the motives of greed for wealth, underneath all the wars over injustices, lies one single drive: the will to dominate. The passion to dominate, control and rule over one's fellow humans is an ancient impulse. It goes back to prehistoric times when certain individuals had the desire to force their will upon those around them.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is not an exception to this rule. They, too, have ruled over defenseless Iranians for nearly 29 years with iron fists and absolute power and are not ready to relinquish this power before taking down millions of innocent lives with them.
The 7th century barbaric rule of Sharia has caused millions of Iranians to flee their country. Those remaining have been subject to mass slaughtering, thousands upon thousands of fabricated arrests and thousands more torn away from their homes and their families. They have been subjected to tortures, made to confess to crimes they never committed, and then been either exterminated or sent back to medieval Islamic torture chambers where they simply faded away. It is difficult for many people to even talk about these horrible tragedies and genocides, which continue to exist to this date in Iran.


Similar to the Nazis who possessed a vast and destructive power apparatus, its new rival, the Islamic Republic, is on the same path of destroying the civilized world. Why the world "looks the other way" about the homicidal, genocidal actions of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a very good question many Iranians would like to have answered. Had the Nazis won the war, they would have slaughtered tens, perhaps hundreds of millions more around the world and enslaved the peoples of Poland, France, Ukraine, Russia and other countries, something the Islamic Republic is dreaming about.


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News Flash: National Icons Threatened, Germany Navel Gazes While Others Act, Arrogant Ass Condemns Terrorism

IMPORTANT NEWS FLASHES: We have a very disturbing report from the Islamic Front. It seems two of our national icons have really done it this time.

They’ve really ticked off Mo.

Britney Spears and Madonna have been threatened with forcible Islamic conversion and, if that doesn’t work, death. The hate-slinging comes courtesy of Muhammad Abdel-Al, mouthpiece and senior leader of the Popular Resistance Committees, a militant Palestinian organization that reps the Gaza Strip. According to a new book, Schmoozing With Terrorists, Mo promises that, “if these two prostitutes keep doing what they will do, we of course will punish them…We can stone them and even we can kill them.” He’s also quoted as having proclaimed:

“If I meet these whores I will have the honor – I repeat, I will have the honor – to be the first one to cut the heads off Madonna and Britney Spears if they will keep spreading their satanic culture against Islam.“

Better put on those burkas, ladies!

Meanwhile Germany can’t quite understand the connection between training for terrorism and actually committing terrorist acts and whether they should do something about it. So, they navel-gaze.

Read the rest at The Gathering Storm.

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Spanish Muslims' website defends Iranian right to have nukes

Spanish Muslims’ website WebIslam has published an article in which they defend the right of Iran to have nuclear weapons, quoting Le Pen. During 2007 and, in particular, when he was candidate to French Presidency, Le Pen defended several times the right of Iran to have a civil nuclear program. Again this same summer’07, in an interview with a Moroccan newspaper, stated: “I don’t know how we can deprive of this right (nuclear right) to a country whose leaders have expressed in a clear language their intention of using nuclear energy peacefully“.

Yeah, very peaceful, specially regarding Israel, country which according to the same website, should dismantle its nuclear arsenal to “diminish the danger of a nuclear confrontation“.

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Al Qaeda calls for "the cleaning of the Islamic Maghreb of the sons of France and Spain" and the recovery of Al-Andalus

So three years after the shameful retreat from Iraq, Al-Zawahiri calls for

"the cleaning of the Islamic Maghreb of the sons of France and Spain". " The recovery of Al Andalus is a duty of the umma (Islamic nation) in general and for you in particular", demanded the Egyptian terrorist to the inhabitants of the Maghreb region.

as he did before.

While police detained two Pakistanis, accused of financing international Islamic terrorism nets, Zapatero says that "the menacing message from Al-Qaeda is not new". Yeah, that's true. But you assured every Spanish citizen that Al-Qaeda was interested in attacking Spain because we were in Iraq. Now we aren't. So what are we going to do now? What and who are we going to cave in this time....

Interview in Le Figaro.fr to an anonymous Frenchman living in Algeria:

Till now, the menaces were adressed mainly to the Americans. How can we explain that Al-Qaida targets now the Franch and Spanish in the Maghreb?

I don't know if there is a profound reason for this. All that we can say is that both French and Spanish people are very numerous in the region, specially in Morocco and Tunis, somewhat less in Algeria. It is true that some tourists come here for that not very recommendable sexual tourism. There are other behaviours which can be considered as ostentatious by the local population. And the people I have spoken with from Morocco have told me of a similar situation. For the fundamentalists, some practices made by the Europeans are perceived as a true provocation against Muslim lands. I think that the Islamists play that card with some categories of the population. Al Qaida is using that dimension.

See?? It's not the Islamist the ones who are the culprits. It's the Europeans who go there provoking the fundamentalists.... 

But not only Spain and France are targeted (or their citizens in the Maghreb). Pakistan and Sudan's Darfur region also are.

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Storm Track Intimidation: Legal Jihad Exposed

Muslim employment discrimination suits have increased dramatically since 1990 with the biggest increase after 9/11. The year 2007 is on track to have the largest number of Muslim discrimination opinions in history.

According to the IASC:

In terms of their geographic source, courts in New York, California, Illinois, Texas and Washington D.C. were most common jurisdictions issuing Muslim employment decisions. In fact, the total cases from those five jurisdictions constitute about one-half of the total.

The most remarkable thing about this list is the exponential growth of Muslim employment discrimination cases. Between the Rollins case in 1974 and the end of 1979, there were a total of six (6) Muslim employment discrimination opinions (approximately one per year.) In the 1980s, there were 17 (a little over one per year).

Now here are some interesting facts from the study.

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If Bin Laden Told Them To Jump Off A Bridge, Would They? ... Uh, Never Mind, Don't Even Bother To Answer That Question


As if on cue, Pakistani Islamists are agitating for Musharraf to be run from office:



ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Hundreds of Islamists chanting slogans against Pakistan's
military leader rallied outside the Supreme Court on Friday as judges heard
petitions challenging President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's right to run for
re-election.

In Islamabad, about 1,000 flag-waving supporters of
Pakistan's biggest religious party, Jamaat-e-Islami, gathered outside the grand,
white marble court house, shouting "Go, Musharraf, Go!" They were joined by
supporters of exiled former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

"We will not
tolerate Musharraf. We will continue our campaign against him," lawmaker Hanif
Abbasi told protesters. "We will not tolerate him in or out of uniform."


Yep, just what we need, Jamaat-e-Islami getting their hands on the thirty or so nukes in Pakistan's arsenal.

I'd almost rather give monkeys some nukes to play with.

This is a friggin' ridiculous world we live it, isn't it?
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That's because he accepts fact inversion and the dialectic of an entire age

DRUDGE:
The Iranian leader says he's "amazed" and skeptical that most Americans view his visit there (WTC) as insulting as his intention was only to show respect.


DUH, his mullahs told him the quran said jews are the brothers of apes and pigs, and he truly believes.
His Mullahs, Jannati and Mesbah-Yazdi told him the Quran says so , and he truly believes
His Mullahs, Jannati and Mesbah-Yazdi told him the jews control the USA and he truly believes this
His Mullahs, Jannati and Mesbah-Yazdi told him the Holocaust was a lie to steal land from the Muslims and he truly believes this
His Mullahs, Jannati and Mesbah-Yazdi told him the USA is the hand of satan and he truly believes this
His Mullahs, Jannati and Mesbah-Yazdi told him the Mahdi will arrive out of an Armageddon and he truly believes this


His Mullahs, Jannati and Mesbah-Yazdi told him the american people are controlled by a fascist govt and he truly believes this, thus he is amazed we are insulted by his grotesqueness and evil, and he is skeptical we are truly disgusted by him and his wants and needs, which are racist, genocidal and deny individual, religious, inalienable rights which many Americans died to achieve and preserve.

Mahmoud Achmadinejad is in possession of a set of civilizationally wrong assumptions so grave that I believe it is certain, that unless things change fundamentally in a very few weeks or months, war is certain.

Real war. There.
And here.
We had best be ready, because they will dance to the end of the tune.

PELLEY: Sir, what were you thinking? The World Trade Center site is the most sensitive place in the American heart, and you must have known that visiting there would be insulting to many, many Americans.

AHMADINEJAD: Why should it be insulting?

PELLEY: But the American people, sir, believe that your country is a terrorist nation, exporting terrorism in the world. You must have known that visiting the World Trade Center site would infuriate many Americans.

AHMADINEJAD: Well, I'm amazed. How can you speak for the whole of the American nation?

PELLEY: Well, the American nation--

AHMADINEJAD: You are representing a media and you're a reporter. The American nation is made up of 300 million people. There are different points of view over there.
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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Storm Track Infiltration: Foiled Terrorist Plot? The Untold Story of Delta Flight 1824

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have been informed that there is “a credible security risk with this aircraft” and we are returning to the terminal.”

That’s what passengers aboard Delta Airlines Flight 1824 flying out of Orlando International Airport last Thursday at 7:15 a.m. heard over the intercom as they were preparing to taxi onto the runway on their way to Atlanta, Georgia.

What caused it?

If you rely on official government statements and the major media, the entire incident involving Flight 1824 was “benign” and was never a security risk. It involved 12 people from two families, all of Middle Eastern origin, reportedly carrying suspicious items in their luggage. Again, if you rely on official government statements and the major media, the “suspicious items” inside of checks luggage turned out to be “a bottle that had been covered with tape to prevent leaking.”

But the Northeast Intelligence Network discovered what really happened.

Read the rest at The Gathering Storm.

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Y'know those Russian Bombers we're intercepting these days...I have some bad news from the bad ole dayz

Russian exercise included strategic cruise missile attack on U.S. (otherwise no problem)

Bill Gertz : Russian strategic nuclear bombers conducted a practice exercise that involved a simulated cruise missile attack on the United States, according to military intelligence sources.

The strategic bomber flights included Tu-95MS Bear H and Tu-160 Blackjack bombers that took off Sept. 6 from bases at Engels and Urainka and were redeployed at bases in Anadyr, Vorkuta and Tiksi, Col. Col Aleksandr Drobyshevsky, a military spokesman, told Itar-Tass.

Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack launches a Kh-55 cruise missile.












The flights included MiG-35s and Il-78 tankers over the northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean, the Norwegian and North seas and the Sea of Japan, he said.

According to the intelligence sources, 12 of the Tu-95s conducted an exercise over the arctic that involved a 48-hour strategic cruise missile strike on the United States.

The Bear H are believed to have six Raduga Kh-55 Garnet or the Raduga Kh-55SM cruise missiles. "These cruise missiles have a range of over 1,800 miles and carry a 200kt nuclear warhead," one source stated. "The Bear H16 variant carries 16 of these cruise missiles -- six on a rotary launcher in the bomb bay, 10 and on external wing hard points."

One configuration of twelve Tu-95s would have 72 aim points for the 200 kiloton warheads, and 12 aircraft configured in the second would provide 192 aim points for 200 kiloton warheads over the reported 48-hour duration of this exercise.

The two Tu-95 variants are known as H6 and H16 and are based at Engels and Urainka.

The sources said the exercise would have involved sorties by the bombers to forward launch points prior to the exercise, in-flight refueling to get them within range of the United States but outside the U.S. air defense envelope to enable a launch followed by escape and evasion back to home bases.

A U.S. military spokesman said the bombers were closely monitored by military surveillance sensors during the exercise.
Next at 11, US Trident Subs conduct massive retaliation launch drills while on land all Minutemen silos practice LAUNCH ON WARNING.
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The politics of capital. Merciless. Force of Nature. Amoral. Always right

Fears of dollar collapse as Saudis take fright
Saudi Plans to Keep Riyal Pegged to the Dollar, Adviser Says
Canada's Dollar Nears Parity on U.S. Weakness, Commodity Surge
China threatens 'nuclear option' of dollar sales
Oil prices jump above $82 a barrel
Spot gold is approaching a near 28-year high of $730 an ounce troy



For many years no matter what happened on this planet the dollar was the refuge. During the Cuban Missile crisis when nuclear annihilation threatened the planet, the dollar was the refuge. During the Berlin Airlift the dollar was the refuge. When tanks rolled in Hungary and Czechoslovakia the dollar was the refuge.The day of 22 Gia Long Street, the dollar was the refuge. During the Clinton impeachment the dollar was the refuge. On 9/11 the dollar was the refuge.

But today the people whose job is it to preserve and expand capital are not so sure are they?

The reason for this is not the things George Bush has done.

The reason people whose professional expertise is the preservation and expansion of wealth have doubt in the dollar are the things George Bush has not done.

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This Week on The Gathering Storm Radio Show

Listen to the nearly famous Gathering Storm Radio Show, that AlwaysOnWatch and I co-host. The show broadcasts live every Friday for one hour at NOON, Pacific Time.

Friday, September 21: Special show! Our interviewee this week is Foe Hammer of Foehammer's Anvil.

He will be on the air for the full hour because our previous thirty-minute interview with him did not afford us enough time to cover what this expert is able to share with us. Join us for an in-depth discussion with a fearless blogger who pulls out all the stops as he pursues his calling in the counter-jihad!

The call-in number is (646) 915-9870.

Callers welcome!

If you are unable to listen live to the radio show, you can listen to recordings of the radio broadcasts later by CLICKING HERE.

The call-in number again is (646) 915-9870. Converse with my co-host and I, chat with our guests or if you must, just air your spleen!
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Storm Track Infiltration: All-In-One Business Machines Terrorist Security Threat

Multifunction business machines - the ones that print/ fax/ scan/ and copy - could be a big security threat for terrorists plotting against the West according to Dr. Elva Jones, a Winston-Salem State University professor and chair of WSSU’s computer science department.

Read the rest at The Gathering Storm.
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HANDS AROUND GROUND ZERO - KEEP AHMADINEJAD THE FUCK OUT!


Infidels,

This has to be organized.

People who love America must come together to Encircle Ground Zero, and keep Ahmadinejad the fuck out.

Let's roll!
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Christians Under Attack In Merry Olde England


Isn't Britain a "Christian" country? I mean, their flag features a cross. The official state religion, presided over by the Queen herself, is Anglicanism. There really is no official seperation of church and state in Britain, as far as I know.
Britain is, for all intents and purposes, a Christian country to this day.

Of course, everyone is free to practice whatever religion they choose. Well, until lately, that is.

Nowadays, in the ghettoes of Dar al-Islam, Christians are in trouble. And, the great Christian state of England is, apparently, willing to do nothing about it.

Watch this.





And this.


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Nevermind the grossness of Achmadinejad visiting the WTC while writing checks to another branch of the muslim brotherhood, why ....oh WHY

Ahmadinejad to Speak on Campus

By John Davisson

SEPTEMBER 19, 2007

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran, has accepted an invitation to speak at Columbia from School of International and Public Affairs interim dean John Coatsworth, according to a spokesman.

The event is scheduled to take place on Monday, September 24--the same day that Ahmadinejad is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly--as part of the World Leaders Forum and will be sponsored by SIPA.

"Necessarily, on occasion this will bring us into contact with beliefs many, most, or even all of us will find offensive and even odious," University President Lee Bollinger said in a statement. "We trust our community, including our students, to be fully capable of dealing with these occasions, through the powers of dialogue and reason."

"Opportunities to hear, challenge, and learn from controversial speakers of different views are central to the education and training of students for citizenship in a shrinking and still dangerous world. This is especially true for SIPA students, many of whose careers will require them to confront human rights and security issues throughout the globe," Coatsworth said in a statement.

I'm looking for a parallel analogy for the west with Iran, but you know, we just don't have one. The foreign minister of Iran sits with David Duke at a Holocaust Denial conference with banality, and what can I conjure up to compare with such a thing?

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This is not a freedom of speech, or an academic freedom to inquire issue any more than it would be if we have David Duke there to examine why blacks are inferior and jews back them up, and in doing so control the world by proxy.


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That has no cachet.

And let's be clear that THIS is what we are talking about.
This is Leonard Bernstein inviting the Black Panthers to the cocktail party on crack.
He will want the same thing from you at the end of the day as he does now.

Why not invite a chief theoretician for the salafi freaks? That WOULD make sense.

THEN invite Mesbah Yazdi or Jannatti to examine the effect on western civilization of a messianic religious superiority cult in charge of nuclear weapons and its strategic meanings?

Instead, invited by the ill advised, misinformed, cloistered morons we have the living combination of David Irving, David Duke and Hermann Goebbels, appointed by limited choice in elections, via those who accept the idea that if Armageddon occurs, the perfect being, the new mahdi will arrive in Qom via a well to lead us all to paradise on earth?

The only thing we can discover from Mahmoud Achmadinejad at this point are more reasons to ensure that the hojatieh led mullocracy must GO. Will those who count this man accepting an invitation as a bonus turn into the insistent version of Tim Russert when he speaks? Will they tolerate such a questioner?

Or will they have tasers ready?

Will a student be able to ask about this:

Ahmadinejad described the Holocaust as a "myth" that has been used to impose the state of Israel on the Arab world and called for Israel to be wiped off the map.

"Ahmadinejad's Holocaust comment opened a new window in international relations on this issue. Twenty years ago, it was not possible to talk about [the] Holocaust and any scientific study was subject to punishment. This taboo has been broken, thanks to Mr. Ahmadinejad's initiative," Georges Theil of France told conference delegates on Tuesday.

Theil was convicted in France for "contesting the truth of crimes against humanity" after he said the Nazis never used poison gas against Jews.

WILL A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR BE PERMITTED TO ATTEND AND CROSS EXAMINE THE LEADER OF IRAN ABOUT HIS OR HER TATTOO?

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We’ll do God, and you can do Baal!

I came across the following through the help of an excellent new blog-find, WI Catholic Musings. The full article appeared at The Jewish Press, who are, as they are putting it themselves, commenting from "from a centrist or Modern Orthodox perspective".
The Pope's Got A Point
By: Rabbi Yerachmiel Seplowitz

The pope has generated a bit of controversy.

First, he permitted congregations to go back to the old custom of praying in Latin. (More about that later.) Then he announced that only the Catholic Church qualifies as a real church. Protestants, as far as the pope is concerned, simply don’t make the grade!

And with that, over 40 years of ecumenical dialogue go down the tubes. Protestant leaders are offended. The churches whose founders long ago broke away from the Catholic Church feel they are considered less-than-Christian by an institution they previously rejected as “too Christian.”

No doubt, in short order, a multitude of Jewish leaders will express their own concerns over the pontiff’s lack of tolerance for those whose beliefs are different from his own. After all, a spirit of cooperation fostered by the Second Vatican Council back in 1965 has allowed people of diverse faiths to share their beliefs in mutual respect. Why, we’ve even witnessed the intriguing phenomenon of cardinals, in full “uniform,” visiting rabbinical students to observe the study of Talmud. How, many are asking, could the pope jeopardize this détente with his bigoted condemnation of non-Catholics?

I have one thing to say to the pope: “Hear! Hear!” What do his critics want from the man? He’s got a religion to run!

I, for one, am not at all put off by the fact that the leader of another religion sees that religion as primary. If he thinks his religion is right, he obviously thinks mine is wrong.

I’ve always found it curious that people of different religions get together in a spirit of harmony to share their common faiths. By definition, these people should have strong opposition to the beliefs of their “colleagues” at the table. The mode of prayer of one group should be an affront to the other group. Yet, for some reason it isn’t. Why is that?

I suspect the reason many representatives of diverse religious groups find it easy to pray together is that they don’t really believe very strongly in the uniqueness of their own beliefs.

If my religion is okay and your religion is okay, we can mix and match and share with mutual respect and admiration. Can you envision Elijah the Prophet conducting an ecumenical service on Mount Carmel? “Oh, would you like to have a joint prayer meeting? Great! We’ll do God, and you can do Baal!” I don’t think so!

What the pope is saying – and I agree 100 percent – is that there are irreconcilable differences, and we can’t pretend those differences don’t exist.

Christians believe we are all sinners and that there is only one way to achieve salvation. It starts with believing that the Messiah arrived about 2,000 years ago. I obviously don’t believe that premise to be correct. I can’t. Such a belief is, based upon the teachings of the Torah, theologically indefensible.

If you believe in something, if you really believe in something, you need to have the courage of your convictions and stand up for what you believe. I can respect the pope for making an unambiguous statement of what he believes.

We need to respect all people. All of us are created in God’s image. This does not mean, however, that we have to respect their opinions. Nor does it mean that we should go around trashing the beliefs of other people. What it means is that we don’t need to play games of “I’m okay, your okay” with beliefs we find unacceptable.

The Latin Mass that was dropped many years ago included a prayer for the conversion of the Jews. Now that the Latin Mass is once again acceptable to Catholics, the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations has written to the Vatican and expressed “profound concern … that the authorization may have allowed the return of this prayer.” They have requested confirmation that the conversion prayer will not be reintroduced.

I ask you, does this make sense? Where do we Jews get off making demands of Catholics that they only say prayers that meet with our approval?

Next week is Tisha B’Av. Have we forgotten that we are living in exile? The audacity of Jews dictating to Christians how they should pray is simply mind-boggling.

First off, the request implies that we can influence Catholic theology. Face it: Christians believe they are right and we are wrong. They think we should convert, and that attitude will not change until Moshiach comes.

And speaking of Moshiach, if we are going to sit down with the Vatican to negotiate liturgy, should we, l’havdil, offer to take out the second paragraph of Aleinu, in which we pray for the day when gentiles will stop worshipping idols? How about “sheheim mishtachavim” – the line that Christian censors removed from Aleinu, claiming it insulted Christians? Many of us have put it back. Should we allow the Vatican to dictate what we say in our prayers? Or should we, perhaps, do a line-by-line analysis of the Talmud to make sure there is nothing there that people may find offensive?

I don’t mean to suggest that we shouldn’t be talking to Catholic leaders. The pope needs to know, for example, that it is good to encourage his millions of followers to support Israel and that it is bad to hate Jews. There needs to be careful dialogue, but it needs to be a secular, common, needs-based dialogue. We should not be studying Talmud together and we should not be discussing prayer.

A Catholic doctor once came to visit me in my office. Someone had told him what I said in a sermon about the murder of pre-born children, and he determined that he and I were on the same page. He invited me to participate in a symposium on abortion, to be made up of doctors, lawyers, and clergy. He was looking for non-Catholics. “After all,” he reasoned, “we orthodox people have to stick together!”

I declined the invitation.
The rabbi's views are like a fresh breeze cleaning up the minds clogged by relativism and I-am-okay-you-are-okay drivel. Can you believe it! He is not taken aback by the fact that the pope is Catholic! This is a long-overdue slap in the face of all those who insist on their different-, precious- and uniqueness and who are then not content with discerning respect received from a distance, an attitude best defined as leftism, by the way.

(From Roncesvalles!)

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American U.N. Ambassador Khalilzad: Iran Can Demonstrate It's Concern About Terrorism By Cutting Off Hizbollah

Khalilzad responds to Ahmadinejad's apparent request that he be allowed to visit the site of the World Trade Center:


The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Zalmay Khalilzad, told reporters
Wednesday that the United States would not support Iran's attempt to use the
site for a "photo op."

"Iran can demonstrate its seriousness about concern with regard to
terrorism by taking concrete actions," such as dropping support for Lebanese
militant group Hezbollah and suspending their uranium enrichment program,
Khalilzad said.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Bringing The War Home

A huge anti-terrorism conference is going to be held in America's most Muslim City.

Dearborn, Mich. – home to America's largest Muslim population – will be the site of a conference next month featuring experts on the threat of radical Islam, including Robert Spencer and Frank Gaffney.

Open to anyone who wants to "learn the truth," "Understanding the Threat of Radical Islamist Terrorism" is part of a continuing series organized by America's Truth Forum, which provides registration details on its website.

The Oct. 27 conference in the Detroit suburb – all day Saturday – will be preceded by an evening reception Friday night. On Sunday, a special multi-faith discussion forum is scheduled called "Radical Islam: Advancing Solutions."

Jeffrey Epstein, president of America's Truth Forum, said this conference is necessary because Americans are not getting the full story about the threat they face.

"We can no longer afford to keep our heads in the sand," he said. "If you care about this country and the future of your children, and you don't want to see them living under Islamic law, then you need to come to this event."

Along with citizens who want to be informed, the event will be attended by law enforcement officials and first responders – including from Canada – who will have the opportunity to interact and exchange ideas.

Other speakers at the Saturday symposium include David Schippers – the former federal prosecutor and 1998 impeachment chief counsel who investigated the Oklahoma City bombing, Jerusalem Post editor Caroline Glick, professor and FBI adviser Harvey Kushner, former CIA counter-terrorism agent Bruce Tefft and internationally known critic Wafa Sultan.

Their subjects will be:

  • Robert Spencer, director of Jihad Watch, best-selling author and expert on radical Islam: "Sharia Law and the West," examining why the U.S. ignores the encroachment of Islamic law on Western civilization at its own peril.
  • Frank Gaffney, founder, president of Center for Security Policy: "The Infiltration of Middle Eastern Influence into Washington, D.C., Institutions."
  • Caroline Glick, Israeli-American journalist, deputy managing editor of the Jerusalem Post: "Israel and the Global Jihad," examining the centrality of the Palestinian war against Israel to the worldwide jihadist effort.
  • Harvey Kushner, chairman of Criminal Justice Department of Long Island University, best-selling author, adviser to the FBI and FAA: "Radical Islam's Infiltration of America."
  • David Schippers, former chief investigative counsel for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, author and noted counter-terrorism expert, will address a subject to be announced.
  • Wafa Sultan, Syrian-American psychologist and internationally known critic of militant Islam: "America's Need to Be Educated About Islam," explaining why tough questions should be posed to Muslims about Islamic teachings; the need to monitor the Saudi money trail into American universities, mosques and maddrassas; and the need to effectively infiltrate Muslim communities to monitor and investigate radicalization.
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Clearly A Case of Self-Defense

The stabbing of a rabbi in Frankfurt/Main almost two weeks ago is old news by now. Old news, too, is that the police arrested a "German of Afghan parentage" as the perpetrator last Thursday.

The 22-year-old admitted to stabbing the rabbi, prosecutors said in a statement. The man is being investigated on suspicion of attempted manslaughter and aggravated battery.

According to the rabbi, the assailant said "I’ll kill you, you Scheiß-Jude." [Expletives are hardly translatable -- Scheiß=shit, Jude=Jew].

Prosecutors said that the suspect -- whose name they did not release -- denies having either, any intention of killing the rabbi or any antisemitic motive.

Of course not. Nobody who rams a 7 1/2-centimetre blade into somebody's abdomen has intention of killing the recipient of this attention. That is true. As true as the suspect's statement that he felt threatened by and physically inferior to the middle-aged, obese rabbi and so reached for his knife. As true as he picked by mere chance a man to attack who was, by his outfit, easily identifiable as Jew. As Henryk M. Broder put it: "Here we have another case of self-defense, where the provocateur leaps aggressively into the provocatee's knife as an answer to a friendly "salam aleikum".

Unable to help themselves either were the usual suspects. German politicians and celebrities spouted the prescribed politically correct dismay-drivel, the total meaningless of which was perversely proven by the man who jumped the queue to give words to his somewhat predictable abhorrence. Roland Koch, premier of the state of Hesse, called the attack, not even trying to be original, a "perfidious act that we can only view with horror and indignation and most strongly condemn" and in the shitrag to end all shitrags Bild to boot.

That is the same Roland Koch, mind you, who, at the time when the scandal concerning illegal donations to his "Christian" party, CDU, was unearthed, came under considerable pressure when it expired that the Hesse CDU (of which he is chairman) had for many years kept illegal bank accounts abroad, bank accounts, which had been used to finance Koch's election campaign. The same Roland Koch, who, although it was proven that he had not told the truth both in parliament and in the parliamentary committee of inquiry, did not resign. The same Koch, whose buddy, party treasurer Casimir Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (noblesse oblige!), had the temerity to concoct the perverse (and false) claim that the money came from "expatriate Jewish emigrants". The same Roland Koch who later compared the identification by name of wealthy citizens for a special inheritance tax to the yellow star Jews were made to wear by the Nazis.

The same Koch whose career none of those things harmed.

But I digress.

Back to our German with Afghan parentage perpetrator. It lately expired that, not earlier than in January, that very man had been arrested and "cautioned" by the Frankfurt-Höchst juvenile court (at 21 or 22!) and got a whopping juvenile custodial sentence of two weeks for aggravated battery, intimidation and criminal damage. In May he got a penalty order for 600 Euro because of bodily injury and intimidation.

Read the rest of the article at Roncesvalles.

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Israel Attack Has Iran In A Panic Mode

From Kenneth Timmerman:


Israel's air strike on Syria has Iran and other Arab states "in a panic," Israeli government sources tell NewsMax.

On Sept. 6, Israeli aircraft attacked a site in Syria believed to be a nuclear-related facility containing material delivered by North Korea.

In a story for the Sunday Times of London, reporter Uzi Mahnaimi revealed that Israeli jets were directed to the site 50 miles from the Iraqi border by a commando team using lasers beams to pinpoint the location. Mahnaimi is the son of an Israeli general, and is very well connected. According to Mahnaimi, the Syrians are contemplating their next move.

"All I can say is the military and political echelon is looking into a series of responses as we speak," said Syrian Vice President Farouk al-Sharaa. Israel also has been keeping most details of the raid a secret, but the government is pleased by the effect of the attack."

On Sunday it (Iran) vowed that if it is attacked by the U.S., 500 to 600 Shahab-3 missiles would be ready to launch on Israel. The Iranians announced Tuesday morning that they were blocking Gmail and Google access to Internet users inside Iran.
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U.S. May Escort Ahmadinejad To Ground Zero

This is evil duplicity and irony of Biblical proportions. I'm going to let Charles put it in his words, because no one could do it better:


Here’s one of those stories that makes you feel as if you’ve woken up in the Twilight Zone: U.S. May Escort Ahmadinejad to Ground Zero.


In a move that has stunned New York, the Bloomberg administration is in
discussions to escort the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to ground zero
during his visit to New York next week, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said
today.

The Iranian mission to the U.N. made the request to the New York
City Police Department and the Secret Service, who will jointly oversee security
during the president’s two-day visit. Mr. Ahmadinejad is scheduled to arrive
September 24 to speak to the U.N. General Assembly as the Security Council
decides whether to increase sanctions against Iran for its uranium enrichment
program.

Mr. Kelly said the NYPD and Secret Service were in discussions
with the Iranian mission about the logistics for the possible visit, and whether
it will take place at all. He said Mr. Ahmadinejad would not be allowed to
descend into the pit for safety reasons related to ongoing construction there.

“There has been some interest expressed in his visiting the area,” Mr.
Kelly said. “It’s something that we are prepared to handle if in fact it does
happen.”


What the hell is wrong with these people?

I’m aghast that they would even consider this for one second. Don’t let this happen, New York. There could be no greater disrespect toward the people who lost their lives in the collapse of the World Trade Center than to let this thuggish Islamofascist defile their memory.
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Iran Promises "Final Response" Regarding Israel On October 12th

From the Islamic Republic News Agency:


Supporters of the Zionist regime will receive their response during the world Qods Day's rallies, government spokesman, Gholam-Hossein Elham, said Wednesday.

The spokesman made the remarks during his weekly press conference while commenting on the current visit to the occupied Palestine of the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Qods Day is held each year on the last Friday of Muslims fasting month of Ramadan after it was nominated by the late Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, as a day to voice the protest of the Islamic Ummah against the Zionists.

The day falls on October 12 this year.

"The US loses all opportunities to cooperate with regional and other world states by trying to support a regime (the Zionist regime) which is now at its weakest political and social position," Elham said.

He warned that Washington's insistence on its wrong policies and arrogant approaches would have no result "but further political disgrace" for itself.

Referring to the approaching World Qods Day, the spokesman stressed, "Supporters of the Zionist regime will definitely receive the final response for their support on that day."
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Osirak II? Israel's Silence On Syria Speaks Volumes

Israeli reporters are forbidden to report some militarily-sensitive news, though they may know it to be true, until a foreign paper publishes said news. At that point, Israeli papers are allowed to report that the foreign press is reporting this or that item.

This is called disinformation, or in the modern parlance, censorship, and it is a good thing in time of war. We ought to try it here in America from time to time.

From the Opinion page of the Wall Street Journal (thanks to Michael):


In the late spring of 2002 the American press reported that Israel had armed its German-made submarines with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles. In Israel, this was old news. It was also headline news.

"Washington Post: Israeli subs have nuclear cruise missiles," was how the Jerusalem Post, of which I was then the editor, titled its story of June 16. It wasn't as if we didn't previously know that Israel had purchased and modified the German subs for purposes of strategic deterrence. Nor did we delight in circumlocutions. We simply needed the imprimatur of a foreign source to publish items that Israel's military censors (who operate as if the Internet doesn't exist) forbade us from reporting forthrightly.

So it's more than a little telling that the Israeli newspaper Haaretz chose, in the wake of an Israeli Air Force raid on Syria on Sept. 6 dubbed "Operation Orchard," to give front-page billing to an op-ed by John Bolton that appeared in this newspaper Aug. 31. While the article dealt mainly with the six-party talks with North Korea, Mr. Bolton also noted that "both Iran and Syria have long cooperated with North Korea on ballistic missile programs, and the prospect of cooperation on nuclear matters is not far-fetched." He went on to wonder whether Pyongyang was using its Middle Eastern allies as safe havens for its nuclear goods while it went through a U.N. inspections process.

How plausible is this scenario? The usual suspects in the nonproliferation crowd reject it as some kind of trumped-up neocon plot. Yet based on conversations with Israeli and U.S. sources, along with evidence both positive and negative (that is, what people aren't saying), it seems the likeliest suggested so far. That isn't to say, however, that plenty of gaps and question marks about the operation don't remain.

What's beyond question is that something big went down on Sept. 6. Israeli sources had been telling me for months that their air force was intensively war-gaming attack scenarios against Syria; I assumed this was in anticipation of a second round of fighting with Hezbollah. On the morning of the raid, Israeli combat brigades in the northern Golan Heights went on high alert, reinforced by elite Maglan commando units. Most telling has been Israel's blanket censorship of the story--unprecedented in the experience of even the most veteran Israeli reporters--which has also been extended to its ordinarily hypertalkative politicians. In a country of open secrets, this is, for once, a closed one.


The censorship helps dispose of at least one theory of the case. According to CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Israel's target was a cache of Iranian weapons destined for Hezbollah. But if that were the case, Israel would have every reason to advertise Damascus's ongoing violations of Lebanese sovereignty, particularly on the eve of Lebanon's crucial presidential election.


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Winds of War: Those That Learn From History and Those That Don’t

To the Right, fighting this war against Islamism is called using intelligence. To the Left, it’s all about an attack on civil rights. As the ol’ saying goes, there are three types of people in this world, those that make things happen, those that watch things happen, and those that wonder what happened.

The Left will wind up, as history proves over and over and again, in the camp of ‘What the hell happened?!’. But for those of you that want to make things happen for victory – both Muslim and on-Muslim alike, get involved with these people.

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Dozens Die In Duel Syria-Iran Chemical Missile Test?

According to reports in the Jerusalem Post, this happened on July 23rd of this year:


Proof of cooperation between Iran and Syria in the proliferation and development
of weapons of mass destruction was brought to light Monday in Jane's Defence
Weekly, which reported that dozens of Iranian engineers and 15 Syrian officers
were killed in a July 23 accident in Syria.

According to the report, cited by Channel 10, the joint Syrian-Iranian team was attempting to mount a chemical warhead on a Scud missile when the explosion occurred, spreading lethal chemical agents, including sarin nerve gas.

Reports of the accident were circulated at the time; however, no details were released by the Syrian government, and there were no hints of an Iranian connection.

The report comes on the heels of criticism leveled by the Syrians at the United States, accusing it of spreading "false" claims of Syrian nuclear activity and
cooperation with North Korea to excuse an alleged Israeli air incursion over the
country this month.

According to globalsecurity.org, Syria is not a signatory of either the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), - an international agreement banning the production, stockpiling or use of chemical weapons - or the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

Syria began developing chemical weapons in 1973, just before the Yom Kipper War. Globalsecurity.org cites the country as having one of the most advanced chemical weapons programs in the Middle East.
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Iran Draws Up Plans To Bomb Israel

Iran is afraid. Very afraid. Could it be that they have finally realized the mess they have made for themselves? The corner they have backed themselves into? Or, do they laugh as they bring the world to the edge of war?

Things aren't just heating up in the Middle East, they are boiling like hell already, and the demons are screaming to leap from the pot. From Breitbart (thanks to Michael):


TEHRAN,Iran (AP) - The deputy commander of Iran's air force said Wednesday that plans have been drawn up to bomb Israel if the Jewish state attacks Iran, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

"We have drawn up a plan to strike back at Israel with our bombers if this regime (Israel) makes a silly mistake," deputy air force chief, Gen. Mohammad Alavi was quoted as telling Fars in an interview.

The Fars news agency confirmed the quotes when contacted by the Associated Press, but would not provide a tape of the interview. The Iranian Air Force, for its part, had no immediate comment on the interview.

The announcement comes amid rising tensions in the region with the United States calling for a new round of U.N. sanctions against Iran over its disputed nuclear program and Israeli planes having recently overflown Iranian ally Syria's territory.
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CAIR's Threat




I'm in a hurry to get ready to leave for work, so I have time only to post this link. Read the story for yourself.

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Dispatches: Unholy War



This Channel 4 documentary investigates Muslims in Britain who convert to Christianity, and the reaction from the Muslim community, their "friends" and "family" members.

A must see.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

"Islamophobia" is Justified

Guest Commentary by Edward Cline:

Islam gets such good Western press that one can’t imagine why Muslims protest so much. For every “offensive” cartoon of Mohammad that bubbles up into public view from the fetid swamp of a decaying and suicidal European culture, there are miles of newsprint that implicitly or overtly take the side of Islam. Of course, the “public” is fortunate if it ever sees these cartoons, because most Western newspapers and news services are too tremulously funked to reprint them for their readers’ edification. The cowardice is artfully disguised by most publications under the cloak of multicultural “tolerance” and “respect” for a great religion.

The exceptions are perhaps such bastions of freedom of the press as The New York Times, which, so much the worse, seems to be sincere in its esteem for a creed whose chaotic and often homicidal tenets were established by a murderous barbarian who heard a voice in the night. The angel Gabriel’s, the legend goes. One imagines Allah was too much of elitist snot to speak directly to a mere mortal.

The Islamists’, or Islamofascists’ protests against such alleged “offenses” seem all out of proportion to their infrequent occurrences. This is because the Islamists demand complete, across-the-board “respect” – or submission. Islam forbids Muslims to criticize the creed; its fundamentalists also expect infidels to abide by the same prohibition.

An instance of Islam-friendly journalism is an Associated Press item of September 16, under the headline “U.N. expert: Religious bias a threat to peace.” No, the “religious bias” is not Islam’s persecution and murder of Christians, Jews, and other religious faithful around the world, but a phenomenon called “Islamophobia.”

“A U.N. expert on racism on Friday branded the defamation of religions – in particular critical portrayals of Islam in the West – a threat to world peace.

“’Islamophobia today is the most serious form of religious defamation,’ Doudou Diene told the U.N. Human Rights Council, which is holding a three-week session in Geneva.

“Diene cited a caricature of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad in a Swedish newspaper, a protest by far-right groups in Belgium Tuesday against the ‘Islamization of Europe,’ and campaigns against the construction of mosques in Germany and of an ‘ever increasing trend’ toward anti-Islamic actions in Europe.”

One’s first thought after reading this pap is: “He must be kidding.” But, then, Mr. Diene is a U.N. “expert,” and such “experts” not only get things backwards, but get them perversely backwards, as well. No one notices it, perhaps least of all Western journalists.

“Diene, a Senegalese lawyer and U.N. expert on racism, was presenting a report on defamation of religions to the 47-member council. The report also includes sections on anti-Semitism and other forms of persecution around the world.”

If Mr. Diene asserted in his report that “Islamophobia” is the “most serious form of religious defamation,” then one can bet that the sections on anti-Semitism and “other forms of persecution” will not be very lengthy or sententious. If they exist, these sections will not dwell on:

· The regular defamation in cartoons, editorials and in television programming of Jews, Christians and other religionists in the Muslim media.

· The Islamic Sudanese government’s campaign of genocide and ethnic cleansing in Darfur.

· The fatwahs against the Danish and Swedish cartoonists (not to mention the still outstanding fatwah against Salman Rushdie, and the achieved fatwahs against Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gosh).

· The destruction or vandalizing of churches and attacks on non-Muslims during Muslim riots in Europe, especially against non-hijabed, non-Muslim women.

· The synagogues in many European cities now protected by the police or private armed guards against Muslim jihadists.

That is just the tip of the iceberg.

The Associated Press item concludes:

“African and Islamic countries welcomed the assessment and called for moves
to draft an international treaty that would compel states to act against any form of defamation of religion. European Union members of the council and other countries cautioned against equating criticism of religion with racism.”

The only religionists now claiming that any criticism of Islam by Westerners constitutes “racism” are Muslims. And the “caution” by Europeans and presumably other Western nations on the council is the usual meekly vacuous squeak of protest.

None of this was noted by Frank Jordans, who filed the AP report. Now, before he filed his article, he might have taken time to consult a dictionary on the term “phobia.” The Concise Oxford English Dictionary defines it as a “morbid fear or aversion.” Webster’s New Collegiate defines it as “an irrational, persistent fear of a particular object or class of objects.” The American Heritage defines it as “a persistent, abnormal, or illogical fear of a specific thing or situation.”

He might have then asked himself: If Islamists or jihadists in the name of Allah were not so regularly persistent in their suicide bombings, detected and foiled conspiracies to perpetrate mass casualties in the West, kidnappings and murders of non-Muslim humanitarian workers, and other episodes of Islamic religious violence, would anyone be justified in developing a “phobia” for Islam? No.

However, since all these outrages are committed by Muslims in the name of Islam, could “Islamophobia” be considered at all morbid, irrational, illogical or even abnormal? Is such a phobia any less justified or understandable than harboring a phobia for rattlesnakes, black widow spiders, or poisonous centipedes?

Perhaps, he might have further thought, such a phobia is more justified or understandable because, while one might have a chance but fatal encounter with a snake, spider or centipede, Islamists or Islamofascists deliberately target their victims. The difference, he might have realized, is one of volition.

Then the journalist might have scoffed: Who or what is the real “threat to world peace”? How can this U.N. “expert” take so much exception to the defiant but pathetic gestures of a dying culture – the cartoons, the protest against the Islamization of Europe and so on – and characterize them as “destabilizing”?

And, if he had any self-respect as a journalist, and respect for his profession, he might have taken principled exception to the idea of an “international treaty” that would prohibit or punish the defamation of any religion. He might have thought: I’ll say what I damned well please about any religion. As far as I’m concerned, and based on all the evidence of the last thirty years of Islamic violence, Islam has earned that phobia.

Jordans could have enlightened his readers about the Swedish cartoon mentioned by Doudou Diene – of Mohammad head’s on the body of a dog, a mullah holding the dog leash – drawn by Lars Vilks and published in Nerikes Allehanda on August 18. He could have mentioned the $100,000 reward for the murder of Vilks and a $50,000 reward for murdering the newspaper’s editor, both offered by the purported head of Al Qada in Iraq, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi.

Whose “peace” was threatened? Islam’s, or the Swedes’? These questions did not occur to Jordans, and so he did not bother to enlighten his readers.

Jordans could have enlightened his readers about the “far-right protests in Belgium against the ‘Islamization of Europe.’” These protests occurred in Brussels on September 11, when a peaceful protest by members of Belgium’s opposition parties was broken up by Belgian police, who beat and arrested two prominent demonstrators. The police undoubtedly wanted to prove to Islamists that they are on their side and can be just as brutal when it comes to punishing anyone who publicly speaks on the danger of recognizing Sharia law in an expiring Western culture.

Jordans could have questioned the use of the term “far-right” when it is used to smear anyone who protests Islamization anywhere, and emphasized that while it has traditionally been the “far right” that is accused of using “police state” tactics to squelch opposition, any more it is the far left that is employing them, such as in Belgium.

Jordans’ investigative skills must have been in a sleep mode on this subject, too.

Finally, Jordans could have mentioned another instance of anti-Islamic action in Europe cited by Diene, the “campaigns against the construction of mosques in Germany and Switzerland.” He might have merely noted these campaigns, and posed the question of whether they alone can stem the tide of Islamization, then proposed that it is the totalitarian ideas that are the foundation of Islam which must be combated, not their manifestation in the form of mosques. (He might have even pointed out that no synagogues, churches or even chapels may be built in Saudi Arabia and other Islamic fiefdoms, and delved into the Islamists’ double standard on the matter of places of worship.)

Jordans could have written something like this:

“In the West, churches and synagogues are just that – places for people to go and worship and socialize. But in the West, as well as in the Middle East, and in Indonesia and other Muslim-dominated countries, most mosques are venues of rabble-rousing and jihadist recruiting, where imams and mullahs regularly declaim against the West for its sins against Allah and call for holy war. This has been so thoroughly documented by intelligence services that it is a wonder most mosques in Europe and the U.S. have not been raided and closed down by counter-terrorism authorities.”

But, he didn’t write that. And if he had the knowledge to write it, he would not have dared to write it and file it. And if he had the integrity to write and file it, would the AP have accepted it? Is its motto “All the facts all the time”? Not likely.

That is giving Islam a good Western press. It is dishonest enough to cause one to develop a severe case of “media-phobia.”

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Wordpress.com has suspended my blog (+)

Apparently due to "a violation of the terms of service".

When the Glasgow terror plot I posted a photo in which it was clearly viewed the author of it, UNIVERSALNEWSANDSPORTS.COM, as you can see in the page in Google's cache.

This morning at 12:39 a.m. (Spanish time) I recieve this as a comment in the blog (no one has said nothing about it before and I could never imagine this could be a violation of property rights):

Ref: Copyright Infringement 18 September 2007

Dear http://toastedbread.wordpress.com

It has come to my attention that you have made an unauthorized use of UNS copyrighted work entitled Glasgow Airport Bomber (the "Work"). I have reserved all rights to this Work at http://www.universalnewsandsport.com. The picture of Glasgow Airport Bomber (A man arrested by police at Glasgow airport suffered severe burns), which appears on your web site :

http://toastedbread.wordpress.com/2007/07/02/two-more-held-over-bomb-attacks/

 is essentially identical to the Work and clearly used the Work as its basis. You neither asked for nor received permission to use the Work as the basis for Glasgow Airport Bomber ( Kafeel Ahmed) nor to make or distribute copies of it. Therefore, I believe you have wilfully infringed Universal News and Sport rights. Any reproduction of the image without permission is an illegal act under the 1988 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act. I demand that you immediately cease the use and distribution of all infringing works derived from the Work, and all copies of it, and desist from this or any other infringement of my rights in the future. If I have not received an affirmative response from you by 20 September 2007 indicating that you have fully complied with these requirements, I shall consider taking the full legal remedies available to rectify this situation.

Sincerely, Andy Parks Archive

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As it is clearly stated, I needed to answer BEFORE Sept 20th, and today is 18th.

I have written this morning telling them that I have erased it and just after that, wordpress.com has suspended my blog, according to them, due to "violation in the conditions of the service" when I repeat, till this morning I knew nothing about any kind of infrigement. I never thought that the reproduction of a photo that clearly states the name of the author, with a link to the news where I have found it and in a blog with which I obtain no profit, should be allowed by the author. But in any case, they have given me no warning. 

I can't contact wordpress.com to tell them what has happened because there is no email account to protest or to obtain support from.

I apologise for the inconveniences. I am very angry about this, really.

(+) The blog is back again after I have received this mail from Wordpress.com:

he blog is back.
When we receive such notices we cannot wait, we are obliged to act.
We were not notified by the copyright holder that the situation was resolved.
I apologise for the inconvenience.

Well, as Infidelesto has mailed me:



 I’ve seen some really bad hate sites on wordpress and Wordpress has continually allowed these threatening murderous ant-semetic, anti-american websites to stay put.  And then they remove yours because of what? cause you used some guys photograph? Absurd!


Yes, it is absolutely absurd...

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Storm Track Appeasement: The EU – This Is How Liberty Dies

The EU is bent on national suicide for its member nations. How else can you explain EU's Justice and Security Commissioner Franco Frattini.

A few months ago, the EU's Justice and Security Commissioner Franco Frattini worried about what to do with illegal immigration. To no-one's surprise, he appears to have settled for surrendering and making it legal. The skilled glossocrat Frattini has already banned the use of the phrase Islamic terrorism: "You cannot use the term 'Islamic terrorism,'" he insisted. "People who commit suicide attacks or criminal activities on behalf of religion, Islamic religion or other religion, they abuse the name of this religion." He now thinks we shouldn't use the word "immigration," either, we should talk about "mobility." Moreover, the "Asian" and "African" immigrants in this case generally come from the predominantly Muslim countries of North Africa and the Middle East, with some additional ones from Pakistan and similar nations. The EU has thus decided to flood Europe with tens of millions of Muslims, at the same time as peaceful Europeans demonstrating against the Islamization of Europe were brutally harassed by the police in the EU capital of Brussels.

There it is in a nutshell. The plan to destroy Europe at its roots and promotes 1984 Newspeak at its best.

Read the rest at The Gathering Storm.
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Warning To The West

We received an email from an ex-Muslim, and he gave us permission to reprint it. Here's what he wrote:

I was born and raised as Muslim. My name is Abdul Rahman. My whole family is still Muslim. I know the Islamic brain very well. I have lived and breathed with them. I am an insider. I left Islam when I understood Islam is a sick and evil religion. Muslims can fool the gullible West but can’t fool us, the ex-Muslims. On this basis I write the following.

Fighting terrorism is easier than fighting the evil teachings of Islam. These evil teachings are already inside the West. Muslims do not need Osama Bin Laden or Zarqawi to lead them. Their inspiration for violence comes directly from the Quran and from Islamic history. One small independent group of Muslims in the West can create havoc.

Ali Sina, of FaithFreedom.org, thinks he can bring down this 1400 years old religion in his lifetime. Is he dreaming? How can you defeat an enemy who has the following agenda? Also remember that the greatest strength of Muslims is that they do not read any site or books that talk against Islam. Most Muslims do not even read the Quran in their own language.

Who will tell you the truth about Islam? Muslims? Of course not. Muslims can’t even see the evil in Islam. The West? The gullible West has no clue. Then who? Ex-Muslims and ex-Muslims only can expose Islam to the West.

Muslims believe Islam will rule the world, very soon. They are committed to it. The constitution for the new Islamic Republic of EU and USA is under construction. Welcome to the 21st Century Islamic Warfare. To the infidels of the West, Muslims say: We will fight the infidel to death. And they mean it.

Meanwhile, Muslims are able to say with complete confidence:

American laws will protect us.

Democrats and Leftist will support us.

The UNO will legitimize us.

CAIR and MAB will incubate us.

The ACLU will support us.

Western Universities will educate us.

Mosques in the West will shelter us.

OPEC will finance us.

Moderate Muslims will fertilize us.

Hollywood will love us.

Koffi Annan will publish the politically correct sympathetic statements for Jihadists.

We will use your (West) welfare system.

We will take advantage of American kindness, gullibility, and compassion. When time comes, we will stab America in the back as we did on 9/11 and 7/7, the Islamic way. We will say one thing on the camera (Islam is the religion of peace) and teach another thing (Quran 8:12 Terrorize and behead the infidels wherever you find them) to our children at home.

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Monday, September 17, 2007

The outline of reality, the shadow of the real world

I always thought a cataclysmic war would come out of the blue, suddenly, and without warning like 4 passenger jets. But no, we can see this in the clear. Or certainly the unmistakable outline of a war. A real war.

Israel keeping mum on Syrian 'attacks'

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By Middle East correspondent David Hardaker

Posted Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:38am AEST
Updated Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:39am AEST

In Israel there is an official blackout on any information related to the supposed attack on Syria. (File photo) (Reuters: Ammar Awad)

At first there was a wall of secrecy about a supposed Israeli attack on Syria 10 days ago. Now, the leaks have started and there are suggestions the air assault by Israel was in response to Syria's nuclear ambitions.

In Israel itself there is an official blackout on any information related to the attack, with the Israeli military censor banning any reporting from Israeli sources.

However the British and American press, quoting unnamed US sources, have been putting together an alarming picture.

What happened in Syria 10 days ago has been at the centre of one the biggest guessing games in Israel. Whatever it was, it was very serious.

Yossi Melman is one of Israel's most respected military correspondents. He might or might not know exactly what happened and you can forgive his hesitation because he cannot by law report it.

"I would like to believe that what happened in Syria was that serious, that immediate, that it was worth the risk of all-out war with Syria," he said.

"We [in Israel] cannot say anything which is based on Israeli sources. Nothing. We can speculate or we can base our assumptions and analysis on foreign reports."

Mr Melman says if he published anything based on Israeli sources, he could be charged.

"I would violate the censorship instructions and they can theoretically charge me with [offences] from espionage to treason," he said.

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Dispatches Ch4 UK 8pm

Heads up, Dispatches is about to start in the UK, entitled Unholy War

This edition of the current affairs series examines the intimidation and violence that faces many British Muslims who choose to convert to Christianity. Reporter Anthony Barnett meets former Muslims who now live under threat from members of their former communities and have to practice their new faith in secret. Certain Islamic texts demand that apostates - people who convert away from Islam - be severely punished and it is a crime that warrants the death penalty in some countries.

Sorry for the late notice, I only just found myself.
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French Foreign Minister Says: World Must Prepare For War With Iran

BUMPED TO TOP WITH COMMENTS FROM ANONYMOUS AT BOTTOM (GET A NAME, PLEASE, cuz I love your stuff and you leave it all the time :)

George Bush has been talking about it for years now. And finally, it seems that our allies are truly catching up:



French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said in an interview on RTL radio and LCI television,

"We must prepare for the worst," Kouchner said, adding: "The worst, sir, is war."

Le Monde (link in French) also mentions that the French armed services are
preparing for such an eventuality:

"We are preparing ourselves by trying to put together plans that are the chiefs of staff's prerogative (but) that is not about to happen tomorrow."

An interesting aspect is that Germany is apparently also involved,


"We have decided to prepare ourselves for possible sanctions outside the U.N. sanctions and which would be European sanctions. Our German friends proposed it. We discussed it a few days ago."

The truth is, the world has talked until we are all blue in the face. All this no, and no action, only makes us all look foolish.


Anonymous says:

Clearly the French are in the loop this time around. Sarkozy was with Bush when some of the following "went down".

Clearly, also, North Korea is not playing by the rules of its agreement with the US, - and Iran, well, it is just plain asking for it!

The alarming thing about all this is that Beijing is in the loop, and assists NK and Iran/Syria. This may not be mentioned below, or in the Iran dossier, but is nevertheless true.Read on and enjoy!
Iran dossier to follow later.

Thirty-four warships and submarines from India, Japan, Singapore, Australia, and the United States have just concluded a naval training exercise. The six-day exercise, sponsored by the Indian Navy, is codenamed Malabar and occurred about 100 nautical miles from India’s Andaman archipelago. The U.S. Navy's contribution includes two aircraft carriers and an attack submarine. (See this report from the BBC for a few more details.)here

This naval exercise, which will receive virtually no coverage by the American media, is a glimpse into America's future security strategy. America's so-called "special relationship" is supposed to describe its diplomatic and military association with Great Britain. True enough, as far as it describes THE PAST.

But that book is now closed.

The other Malabar countries, Japan, India, Singapore, and Australia, represent the cornerstone of America's most important strategic imperative during the first half of the 21st century. The United States is not yet in a confrontation with China. But the U.S. still needs to establish an architecture to balance China's future strategic position. These four countries, along with others in the Asia-Pacific area, share this interest with America.The next president will soon see the need to promote Japan to "first among equals" with respect to America's bilateral relationships.

Unless and until Russia re-emerges as a hard belligerent, BRITAIN AND THE REST OF EUROPE WILL BE TOO OCCUPIED IN THE DECADES AHEAD WITH ISLAMIC INTERNAL SECURITY PROBLEMS AND OTHER SYMPTOMS OF SOCIAL DECAY TO CONTRIBUTE MUCH TO GLOBAL SECURITY ISSUES. China's explosive rise by contrast is something the rest of Asia cannot ignore. Japan, India, Australia, Singapore, and others must mobilize and organize. The Malabar exercise is a demonstration of this.

By mid-century we should expect America's “special relationship to shift again, from Japan to India. India's rapid economic and military expansion, combined with Japan's languishing demographics, will make this necessary.

So look to the 34 warships near the Andaman islands and see America's future security strategy.

From the third week of July, the only American strike force- carrier in the Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea region was the USS Enterprise. By the end of September, it will be joined by the USS Nimitz and the USS Truman Strike Groups. With their arrival, three American naval, air and marine forces will again confront Iranian shores at a time of crisis in the military and civilian leadership of Iran - signaled by the abrupt change of Revolutionary Guards Corps commanders, rising Israel-Syrian tensions and a troubled situation in Lebanon.

The Nimitz, part of the large-scale Malabar 2007 II exercise with five Asian nations, is termed by Indian military observers "the first step towards establishing Asian NATO". Since the maneuver ended Friday, Sept. 7, the Nimitz battle group has been on its way back to the Persian Gulf. The Truman group, made up of 12 warships and submarines, including a nuclear sub, with 7,600 sailors, air crew and marines aboard, has just completed a long series of training exercises and is preparing to set out for its new posting. It carries eight squadrons of fighters, bombers and spy planes.

The Truman force's battle cry is: "Give 'em hell".The combined naval strike groups include the Monterey-CG 61 guided missile cruiser, the USS Barry DDG 52 and USS Mason-DDG 87 guided missile destroyers, the USS Albuquerque-SSN 706 fast nuclear strike submarine and the combat logistical USNS Arctic T-AOE 8.

In the last week of August, the USS Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group took up position opposite the Lebanese coast to monitor the Lebanese September presidential election. Aboard the group's vessels are members of the 22nd Marine special operations-capable Expeditionary Unit, who are ready to execute landings on Lebanese beaches if required.


YET MORE INFORMATION FROM ANONYMOUS:

In the past few month, American naval and air forces have intercepted two North Korean vessels clandestinely en route for Iran with cargoes of enriched uranium and nuclear equipment. The shutdown of Pongyong’s nuclear facilities has made these items surplus to North Korea’s requirements and worth a good price to the Islamic Republic.

On July 12, the second intercepted North Korean freighter was sunk in the Arabian Sea by torpedoes fired from a US submarine 100 miles southeast of the Iranian naval base-port of Chah Bahar. Delivery of its freight of enriched weapons-grade uranium and equipment and engines for manufacturing more fissile material including plutonium in its hold could have jumped-forwarded Iran’s nuclear bomb and warhead project, lopping off at least a year of work. For this Iran’s rulers were ready to fork out $500 million.

The shipment was brought forward by several weeks to evade detection by UN nuclear watchdog inspectors who were to descend on Pyongyang this week to verify the dismantling of its nuclear facilities.

US airplanes had been tracking the freighter and picked up signs of radioactivity, indicating the presence of nuclear materials aboard.

President Bush had the option of ordering US Marines to board the vessel or sinking it. He decided on the latter - both because the North Korean freighter was approaching an area patrolled by Iranian naval units and seizure of the vessel by American marines might have provoked a clash; also so as not to expose US troops to radioactive contamination.

He therefore first ordered American naval and air units in the Persian Gulf, Middle East and seas opposite North Korea to go on a high state of readiness and torpedo the North Korean vessel without delay.After the attack, US warships raced to the spot where the ship went down. They picked up three lifeboats. Most of the North Korean sailors aboard were either injured or dead. Twenty in all died in the attack. They all bore symptoms of contamination. After the episode, the area was cordoned off and underwater equipment dropped to salvage the cargo from the sunken ship.

All the parties to the incident, the United States, North Korea and Iran, have kept it dark. The situation in and around the Gulf is inflammable enough to explode into a full-blown Iranian-US clash at the slightest provocation. There was also the danger of North Korea aborting the closure of its nuclear facilities at the last moment.

In Feb, 07 the Central Intelligence Agency warned the White House that Iran had offered North Korea a billion and a half dollars in secret negotiations for key components of its dismantled nuclear industry.

In March or early April, Kim Jong-Il decided in the interests of prudence to spurn the offer. He feared that if the deal leaked out to US intelligence, he could say goodbye to the rewards and benefits promised for giving up his nuclear weapons.But on second thoughts, the North Korea ruler decided it was worth taking the risk of a limited deal with Iran and he therefore agreed to -

1. Subtract for Iran a portion of enriched uranium from his stock.

2. Make up some of Iran’s shortages of high tech equipment for manufacturing weapons.

3. Lend Tehran dozens of nuclear engineers and technicians who have been put out of their jobs by the shutdown of North Korean’s program.

With their help, Iran can speed up its program

Three senior North Korean engineers were due in Tehran by August 20 and another nine in December, 07. By then, North Korea expects the IAEA certificate confirming the closure of its nuclear program to be safely in the bag.Tehran is also giving North Korea three years’ supply of free oil.

The CIA knew about the North Korean deliveries and knew they would be disguised as iron shipments, but were not clear how many ships would be used.

Over several weeks, the Americans cast a dense net of maritime and aerial surveillance, co-opting friendly Asian and European air and naval forces, to keep tabs on every vessel departing North Korea with freights of iron.

The first North Korean vessel was caught in the net on June 25.

Suspected of carrying radioactive materials hidden behind a cargo of iron, the vessel had entered the Arabia Sea and was two days voyage from Iran when, according to our sources in Paris, President Bush and French president Nicolas Sarkozy had a quick conversation over secure lines. That exchange resulted in a decision to rush US and French naval units in the neighborhood to intercept the suspect North Korean freighter and blow it out of the water.

It is not clear whether the ship was sunk by an American or a French submarine and, even after the event, it is not certain that the doomed ship did in fact carry nuclear materials or equipment.

Three days later, on June 28, the US Navy released this statement:

US sailors helped rescue the crew of a North Korean-flagged ship on Monday. The incident occurred in the Arabian Sea when the ship reported it had engine problems, no food or water and was in danger of sinking. The USNS Kanawha and the French ship Dupleix helped evacuate the ship’s 16 crew members to safety. None of the crew was a North Korean citizen.

The US and French ships are part of Combined Task Force 150, which conducts maritime security operations in the Gulf of Oman, the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, the North Arabian Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean.The Military Sealift Command ship in the US Naval Fleet is the USNS Kanawha Auxiliary Force.The last time the US Navy or Air Force directly attacked a North Korean vessel was in December 2002, four months before the invasion of Iraq.

That operation was also carried out in conjunction with a European naval force. The CIA located in the Indian Ocean a North Korean freighter carrying a disguised freight of Scud missiles bound for Saddam Hussein’s army in Iraq. The missiles were to have been unloaded in Yemen and smuggled into Iraq. The ship was boarded by Spanish marines under the cover of American helicopters.

The North Korean shipments tie in with this report of shipments to Syria in the latest Isreal vs Syria fracas
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