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The Right of the People to be Secure in their Persons, Houses, Papers, and Effects,
Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated


Saturday, December 01, 2007

Storm Track Intimidation: Muslim Students File Human Rights Complaint Against University

Now, normally universities and colleges in the West are in bed with Islam and can’t do enough to accommodate Muslim students. But there are some things even a dhimmi will refuse to do.

In this case, a decision by McGill University to expand classroom and laboratory space. It seems at McGill, education trumps ‘religious tolerance’.

Read the rest at The Gathering Storm.

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The Prouty Disaster - there are worst-case fears that the compromise of U.S. secrets could undermine future planned military operations against Iran

Your CIA at work.....and they have the NERVE to selectively leak whenever they make internal judgments in opposition to elected officials, and their representatives.

Weak U.S. counterintelligence blamed for disastrous terror penetration

The arrest and guilty plea of FBI Agent and CIA operative Nada Nadim Prouty is being viewed within U.S. intelligence circles as a disaster that has compromised some of the most significant intelligence sources on terrorism in the U.S. government. It is also the first major case showing that weak U.S. counterintelligence poses risks beyond foreign intelligence, to include penetration by foreign terrorist organizations.

Additionally, there are worst-case fears that the compromise of U.S. secrets could undermine future planned military operations against Iran, because of the close links between Hizbullah and Iran.

Former FBI special agent and CIA analyst Nada Nadim Prouty, 37. U.S. Marshals Service
Prouty pleaded guilty earlier this month to immigration charges and illegal computer searches related to her career in the FBI and CIA.

Intelligence agencies are seeking to play down the damage, real and potential from the case, which includes the compromise of terrorism source information.

Prouty pleaded guilty to conspiring with Samar Khalil Nabbouh, Elfat Nadim El Aouar, Talal Khalil Chahine and others to defraud the U.S. government through gain citizenship falsely.

The FBI failed to properly conduct a background investigation of Prouty before hiring her as a special agent in 1997 and the CIA also failed to conduct a background check of her before hiring her as a directorate of operations officer in 2003.

Both failures highlight continuing problems within the FBI and CIA regarding counterintelligence and counterterrorism.

Prouty had access to the FBI’s Automated Case Support computer system, which lists and includes details on ongoing FBI investigations. Since 2003 she had access to the most sensitive CIA secrets and held a top-secret, sensitive compartmented information clearance, which includes information about CIA informants overseas.

Prouty’s Hizbullah link was her brother in law, Talal Khalil Chahine, currently a fugitive.

Investigators believe she passed secrets to Chahine, a Hizbullah fundraiser, who is believed to have supplied the secrets to Iran, Hizbullah’s main sponsor.

Chahine, through his La Shish restaurants and along with Prouty's sister, Elfat El Aouar, was charged in 2006 in the Eastern District of Michigan with tax evasion in connection with a scheme to conceal more than $20 million in cash received from the eateries and to route funds to persons in Hizbullah in Lebanon.

FBI officials sought to play down the damage by claiming there is no direct link between Hizbullah and Prouty.

“Sure, they could not find her Hizbullah ID card,” quipped one intelligence source.

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2 early predictors of Iran action

U.S. Central Command fuel orders 'more than double' the norm

GERTZ - ABU DHABI — The U.S. is organizing increased fuel reserves in the Gulf, giving rise to speculation about military preparations in the region.

Sources said the U.S. Central Command has increased orders of fuel for naval vessels deployed in the Gulf. They said Centcom, in cooperation with the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, plans to establish a huge fuel reserve with supplies that could last more than two months.

Ships from the U.S. Fifth Fleet on patrol in the Persian Gulf region. cusnc.navy.mil
"Orders for fuel for Centcom has been running more than double than usual," a source said. "Tankers are being chartered from several locations in Europe."

In November, the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command, or MSC, issued tenders for four tankers to transport at least one million barrels of fuel for aircraft and surface vessels. The tankers were meant for Gulf ports and operations in the region.

Over the last two years, MSC has usually placed orders for one or two tankers per month for operations in Iraq and the Gulf. The Fifth Fleet has been based in Bahrain and is responsible for operations in the Gulf.

The sources said the tankers would transport fuel from such Gulf Cooperation Council countries as Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to Bahrain. They said fuel would also be acquired from Saudi Arabia, which raised its annual allocation to the U.S. military from 1.5 million barrels in 2006 to nearly eight million in 2007.

The U.S. Navy has sought to maintain at least two carrier strike groups in the Gulf. In mid-November, the navy conducted exercises in anti-mine and anti-submarine warfare.

"More fuel means more activity, and this could be the beginning of something," the source said.

The United States has not cited the fuel shipments as part of military preparations in the Gulf. On Monday, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the best way to confront Iran's nuclear weapons program was through international diplomatic pressure. Gates said military force should remain a last resort.

"We are engaged in diplomacy with Iran," Gates said. "The administration has made clear that it is prepared to have broader dialogue if [the Iranians] make commitments to stop enriching."

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Hey, I always said the teachers were the problem....

dont_teach_girls.jpgOkay, so we have reached a convergence with the calls for the death of the 54 year old Miss Gillian, as a both a threat to and despoiler of god.

If she is so powerful, I'd better be on the run from my wife who can warp the minds of both younger and older children.

Of course, this story is about more than using the grouping of letters MUHAMMAD to name a hunk of stuffed cloth.

This is really about the fact that a non dhimmi kufr, who should have known her place, in a muslim land teaching muslim kids, played the role of dhimmis throughout the ages in muslim lands..which is to say, a second class citizen, victimized by arbitrary criminalization, based on arbitrary interpretations of ancient texts, by unanswerable men, inspired by personal vendetta, taking advantage of the exclusionary, ultimately racist, and imperial aggressive nature of the ascendant form of Islam, sparking the grievance searching mob, bayinglike animals for the death of those who had no clue (but should have)

Why is this form of Islam attractive?

It appeals to every weakness in human beings
The problem is not Miss Gillian, it is the teachers who send out the
message that naming a child's toy offends god.

God does not need religion
Men do.
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I hope Chavez does it - Venezuela threatens to cut oil exports to U.S

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CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's leftist President Hugo Chavez said on Friday he will cut oil sales to the United States if the American government interferes in Sunday's referendum aimed at allowing him to run for reelection indefinitely.

Chavez told supports at a rally that the state oil company will halt sales to the United States on Monday if Washington interferes with the vote on the proposed constitutional reform.

The Venezuelan leader and Cuba ally also said he had ordered the military to protect oil fields and refineries in case of political violence.

The reform would also give him direct control over foreign currency reserves while reducing the workday to six hours and expanding social security benefits for informal workers like street vendors.

I love that when the people go against him as the polls seem to indicate for this absurd play for perpetual power, he has to suspect Uncle Sam. What a truly brutish schoolyard bully ! What a classic reaction!

I sincerely hope Chavez acts on his threat.


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Why it is a Good Idea to Say Negative Things About Islam

ONE OF THE MOST important things I recommend a citizen do about terrorism is learn about Islam and share that information with their fellow westerners.

But if you've ever tried to tell your friends about jihad, you've probably discovered most people don't want to hear it. They will sometimes argue with you even if they know nothing about Islam, and they don't understand why you would want to "bash" another religion.

But sharing this information is the best thing a citizen can do to help halt terrorism. So the question is: How can you talk to people about a subject they don't want to talk about?

There is only one answer: First you must motivate them to listen.

Almost as a prerequisite for this topic, before you can really have a good listener, you will need to explain why it's important to know more about Islamic teachings. Most people you come across will literally not have a clue why you would even be interested, or why they should be.

So here are the top twelve reasons why it's a sane, rational, sensible goal to know more about Islam. When you start to talk about jihad or Shari'a and you can see the resistance or suspicion on the face of your listener, ask them, "Are you wondering why I'm even interested in this?" If they are curious, let them know about one or two of the reasons below. While you're reading the list here, pick out the ones you think would be the most effective, and make it a point to remember them for your next conversation:

1. Fundamentalist Muslims are immigrating to western democracies. From within those democracies, including the one we are living in, they are setting up terrorist cells right now.
Their spokesmen are delivering fiery tirades at mosques and at demonstrations in our own country, calling the faithful Muslims to rise up against the infidels (you and me), telling the Muslims in their congregation it is their holy duty to overthrow the government and to establish Islamic law. They are recruiting native-born westerners into terrorist groups.

They are in free countries now, preaching hatred. And most western democracies allow more in all the time. Why? Because most westerners don't know much about Islam.

2. They will perpetually try to change our laws, from within and from without. They have already done so in Europe and Canada. Islam is a political ideology. It is the duty of faithful Muslims to work toward making every government on earth follow Allah's law (Shari'a law).

They are carefully following a 20-year plan to overthrow the U.S. government, and so far, they are succeeding. Why? Because most Americans don't know anything about Islam.

If westerners knew what was going on, they could resist it. But our ignorance makes their job very easy.

3. They are having more children than most of us. There are many ways to wage jihad and subjugate infidels. One is through violence.

Another is through reproduction. You can out-reproduce the enemy, which Muslims have been doing. They are immigrating in large numbers into western democracies, and having as many children as they can, and teaching them to be devout Muslims.

Devout Muslims will try to turn any country they live into an Islamic state, no matter how long it takes. They have to. It is their religious duty to do so, whether they want to or not.

4. The teenage children of moderate Muslims are easily persuaded by terrorist recruiters. Even if many of the Muslims who immigrate are authentically peaceful, their children will be vulnerable to recruitment as they see through the hypocrisy of their parents' incomplete worship.

The children of Muslims have heard all their lives from everyone in authority that the Qur'an is a direct message from the Almighty Himself. As teens, if they hear a preacher tell them what's actually in the Qur'an they will be shocked. The Qur'an contains clear instructions to wage continual war on unbelievers until the whole world submits to Islamic law.

The teens will look at their parents and feel disgusted. Their parents
the ones who have told them repeatedly that the Qur'an is the perfect word of Allah ignore much of the book.

So in other words, it wouldn't even matter if we could somehow screen Muslims who enter western democracies for fanaticism. Even if we only let in casual, half-hearted Muslims (peaceful Muslims), their children are potential "homegrown terrorists."

Plus, we cannot ignore the added benefit of dying while slaying infidels: You go straight to heaven, and have 72 beautiful wives ready to do your bidding. What 15 year-old boy wouldn't find that an attractive proposition?

All his life he's been told the Qur'an is Allah's message, and he finally reads it cover to cover (it's not very long) and discovers those preachers were right: It says quite clearly that if he dies while killing infidels he will go straight to heaven without passing GO, without having to be judged, and there, awaiting him, is his lovely harem.

It doesn't take any interpreting or "reading into" the Qur'an to know what it says. There are no vague analogies or stories open to multiple interpretations as there are in the Torah and the Bible. It is a clear, simple, direct message written by one man. Anyone who reads it will know what to do.

5. Confusing current events become understandable.
Once you learn what's really going on, the scary terrorist events that make you think, "Why are they doing this?!" are suddenly illuminated, and you know exactly why they're doing it, and why most westerners don't have a clue about what's going on.

You would think that learning about Islamic jihad would make you hate Muslims, but strangely enough, it does the opposite. Most Muslims are in an even worse situation than the infidels. The more you learn about Islam, the more sympathy you have for Muslims who had no choice in the matter and cannot escape without risking their lives and the lives of everyone they love.

But sometimes learning about the subject is upsetting. It is a shock to learn what's in the Qur'an, knowing that one and a half billion human beings believe this is the final message from the supreme ruler of the universe.

But after you get over the shock, it makes world events less
upsetting. You will understand what's going on for the first time. You will no longer feel as exasperated or wonder what the hell is happening in this crazy world. You'll finally understand.

Of all the benefits of learning about Islam, this is probably the one that had the most impact on me. Political events that have been happening since I can remember
the hostage situations and hijacked planes and bombings all seemed so unnecessary and confusing. And you can watch the news all day long and get no clarity whatsoever about why these things are happening and what they all have to do with each other. It's a relief to finally comprehend the bigger picture.


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William Russell: I Am Running for Congress Against John Murtha

William T. RussellWilliam Russell is running for Congress against John Murtha as a Republican in the 12th Congressional District of Pennsylvania in the November 2008 election.

He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve. After September 11, 2001 he served tours of duty in Kosovo and Iraq.

He retired from his post at the Pentagon for the purpose of running for Congress against Murtha.

On his website www.williamrussellforcongress.com he writes:

"I am entering this race because I believe it is imperative to our nation’s security and its future. The small economic sacrifice of leaving a secure, well-paying job, two years short of a guaranteed pension with health care for life, is nothing in comparison to the sacrifices of our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen who are on extended tours in active contact with an enemy and who are being undermined by politicians who are too corrupt, cowardly, or incompetent to recognize the nature of the war we are in. Surrender on the political, military, and economic fronts is not an option."

Please give William Russell your support because he is a patriot who loves our country and cares for our Warriors, and because Murtha must go.

Feel free to link to this post or copy it to your blog.

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The Denial of the Closed Mind

The standard fallback position for the Jihad apologist is two-fold. The foxhole of evasion has been dug by Ed Husain. Husain is a former member of the Jihad terrorist group Hizb ut-Tahrir who has since made a name for himself by claiming that people such as Robert Spencer, Daniel Pipes, Ibn Warraq and Ayaan Hirsi Ali are unintentionally playing into Al Qaeda’s hands. According to Husain, the few in the West who recognize the current Jihad threat and speak out about it are creating an atmosphere of “Islamophobia” that helps fuels Al Qaeda’s rhetoric:

[Hirsi Ali] plays into the hands of extremists and allows their discourse to dominate one of the great faiths of our world. Worse, it creates a public space in which attacking all Muslims and Islam becomes acceptable, even fashionable.
This quote is from Husain’s response to Hirsi Ali after their live debate, which is available here.

The barb wire in front of Husain’s foxhole of evasion is the contention that Al Qaeda is the only Jihad threat aimed at the West. This view is manifest nonsense. To cite just a few examples from a very long list one should start with the Muslim Brotherhood’s The Project. The Project refers to a captured document that was dated 1 December 1982 that defines the Brotherhood’s strategy for creating a global caliphate. The full text of The Project is online here and is well worth reading. There is also the Moslem campaign to impose censorship upon the West that is an aspect of Sharia Law. The Iranian murder contract that is still out on Salmon Rushdie and the Cartoon Jihad are two notable examples. Prof. John Lewis has a lengthy, but still just partial, list of Moslem attacks upon the West at his website.

Whether Al Qaeda, in the long term, is more dangerous to the West than the Muslim Brotherhood is a debatable point. This is due to the increasing violence in France and the Moslem use of “urban guerrillas” for the creation of Islamic zones of control throughout Western Europe. It is clear that this campaign is being directed using the concepts defined in The Project.

In America Ed Husain has many supporters, for example Dinesh D’Souza. D’Souza has accused Robert Spencer for “letting Bin Laden define Islam.” Today, 30 November 2007, Spencer has posted a trenchant rebuttal on the claims of Husain and those who support his thesis. Spencer notes that Husain’s thesis is based on a mendacious reading of Islamic history and doctrine:

Husain (and D'Souza) implies that jihadism is a clear Islamic heresy, and that there is a broad tradition within Islam that rejects violence against non-Muslims and Islamic supremacism -- and that Hirsi Ali, Ibn Warraq and I are ignoring or downplaying it out of some base motives. Bin Laden or someone like him invented jihadism and grafted it onto a religion that has otherwise peaceful teachings.
Spencer can add Inside Higher Education’s “intellectual affairs” columnist Scott McLemee to the list of those who evade the history of Jihad and the nature of its current manifestation. McLemee’s latest contribution to the discussion is witlessly titled, “Beyond Islamophobofascism.” The subject of McLemee’s graceless neologism is Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week sponsored by David Horowitz. (The event should have been called “Jihad Awareness Week” in order to place the emphasis where it belongs.) McLemee begins his article with a smear by stating:

David Horowitz’s young supporters at Michigan State University celebrated Islamofascism Awareness Week by hosting a speaker from the British National Party – one of those groups that, until recently, held that the Holocaust did not happen….
Of course Horowitz weeks ago repudiated this group and made clear that it had nothing to do with his events as noted on a link that McLemee himself supplies from a report posted at Inside Higher Education on 29 October. McLemee ignores this and instead commits the logical fallacy of Reductio ad Hitlerum by suggesting that future events should include torchlight parades and “end with a rally calling for Muslims to be put in special camps.” McLemee has a nasty habit of attacking those who disagree with him on this issue as fascists or Nazis. He titled his “review” for the movie 300, which he admits to never have watched, “A Fresh Triumph of the Will” in reference to a famous Nazi propaganda film. Those who actually saw the film and enjoyed it are characterized as “young, impressionable, historically clueless viewers,” which I suppose is better than being a “special camp” building Nazi.

At this point in McLemee’s article one could just invoke Godwin’s Law and walk away victorious. One can also leave aside that Columbia University has recently hosted a Holocaust denying mass-murderer or that the Bush Administration at the Annapolis Conference has negotiated with Holocaust denying terrorists on their own anti-Semitic terms. Or one could note the frenzied efforts of many in academia in attempting to provide a position and visa for Muslim Brotherhood leader Tariq Ramadan. While perhaps not a Holocaust denier, Ramadan has supported the ongoing genocide in Sudan: “He has praised the brutal Islamist policies of the Sudanese politician Hassan Al-Turabi. Mr. Turabi in turn called Mr. Ramadan the ‘future of Islam.’" Then there is the University of California Irvine’s annual Islamic hate-fest directed at Jews and Kaffirs sans the standard “liberal” outrage that accompanies every planted noose on campus. Academia’s and McLemee’s fastidiousness about “fascism” is very selective. However, there are some points that McLemee raises that should be dealt with.

McLemee’s views on what to do about terrorism and its cause are most instructive on the typical “liberal” mindset. In a massive exercise of projection, McLemee states that “organizers of stunts like Islamofascism Awareness Week are the ‘useful idiots’ of jihadism.” He contends that Horowitz is “stirring up the nativism and xenophobia of your fellow citizens” that will increase the likelihood of Jihadist attacks upon America. We can leave aside McLemee’s standard contempt for the American people and note that Moslem attacks on the West pre-date David Horowitz by over 1300 years. The purpose of the “Islamophobia is stirring them up” argument is to make the issue entirely one of alleged Western provocations that cause “rage within the Muslim world.” McLemee cites Husain’s contention that there is a long range Al Qaeda plot known as “Opening Eyes” to convince Moslems that America and Europe are “fundamentally hostile to Islam itself.” McLemee’s, and those like him, plan for fighting Al Qaeda is to appease the countless other Jihad groups around the world.

One wonders what America could do to appease Islamic rage. The Bush Administration has already disgraced the country with the abandonment of Ayaan Hirsi Ali. The Administration has now also disgraced the site of the Annapolis Conference which was the U.S. Naval Academy. The United States has endured countless acts of war inflicted by the Islamic Republic of Iran with nary a response. The first Bush Administration allowed that government to threaten American publishers, such as Viking, with its medieval death fatwas without lifting a finger to defend Americans' right to free speech. American publications now engage in self-censorship as a result of the Cartoon Jihad. American universities bend over backwards to welcome Moslems including those who support Jihad. UC Berkeley professor Hatem Bazian is allowed to spew sedition in time of war on campus at taxpayer expense without suffering any consequences. However, any criticism of this is “Islamophobia” that plays into the hands of terrorists. As is any mention of the ongoing Jihads in Sudan, Thailand, The Philippines, Russia, Nigeria, Somalia, Algeria, the already cited campaigns in Europe, or the policies of “moderate” Islam in Malaysia and Indonesia. The most active exporters of Jihad are, of course, The Saudi Entity and Iran. Not at issue is how Westerners are “welcomed” in Moslem nations, for example the persecution of Gillian Gibbons the object of Sudan’s ongoing Teddy Bear Jihad where thousands in the streets call for her murder for “insulting Islam.” Apparently there is no outrage heinous enough commited by Moslems that will demonstrate who is making whom “unwelcome” for the likes of McLemee.

The Netherlands has made great efforts to welcome its Moslem immigrants. The problem is that the values the immigrants have brought with them are antithetical to the liberal values that animate Dutch society. These values of reason, individualism, the separation of church and state, and maximum individual freedom are far superior to those of the newcomers. Anyone who makes note of this in Holland and speaks out against Moslem oppression of women and “infidels” faces death threats and intimidation. Theo Van Gogh was murdered on an Amsterdam street in broad daylight for daring to make a film critical of Islam. In other words, it is the most basic values of Western Civilization that make the Islamist feel unwelcome, whether in Amsterdam or an American college campus.

Dutch Parliament member Geert Wilders is working on a T.V. movie about the Koran. Wilders has refused to comment on the film’s content that appears to be a sequel to Van Gogh’s Submission. Wilders does not like Islam and he makes no bones about it comparing the Koran to Mein Kampf. Thanks to a lengthy series of bloody wars and an almost as bloody war of words Westerners have the absolute right to criticize religion, any religion. This makes many Moslems feel unwelcome. Some have displayed their hurt feelings with murder and threats of more to come. While the Dutch government generously acknowledges Wilders right to free speech, some have said he should not inflame you know who:

It is not the first time that right wing populist Wilders has been warned about the dangers of his outspoken comments. The National Co-ordinator for the Prevention of Terrorism, Tjibbe Joustra, warned the MP in September that his statements could lead to radicalisation. Such statements, said Joustra, could tip people harbouring violent plans over into action.

The Head of the Dutch security services, Sybrand van Hulst, is playing down Joustra's words in today's de Volkskrant newspaper. He says the Netherlands is getting used to inflamatory comments from right wing politicians.

"Inflammatory comments" are the problem, not the death threats and throat cutting that follow. One could ask Mr. van Hulst and terrorism preventer Joustra how freedom of speech and inquiry on different belief systems are to be defended and implemented without hurting someone’s feelings. Obviously, they can’t. Some of the commenters on the Radio Netherlands website are forthright on their motives of appeasement. As Vera Gottlieb stated:

He'll be the next dead Dutch citizen! Is this baiting really necessary? What purpose, other than inflame hatred, does it serve?
“Inflame hatred.” Gottlieb is correct that the Jihadists already hate us; they always have and always will. Her prescription is to evade this unpleasant reality, end discussion on the nature of Islam, and hope they will refrain from cutting one’s throat. To her credit, Gottlieb does not attempt to sugar coat such cowardice with a saccharine layer of pseudo strategy courtesy of Al Qaeda.

McLemee states that Horowitz, and those like him, are working to make Al Qaeda’s “Open Eyes” strategy a success. If Washington D.C. is nuked by Moslem terrorists it will be the fault of “Islamophobia” making them feel unwelcome. Actually, the fault will lay with those in the West who have closed their eyes and their minds to a clear and present danger and who spend their time trying to close the minds and eyes of the American people.

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Friday, November 30, 2007

Stupid Muslim Jokes

Ronbo has a great thread going over at his site. Muslim jokes galore:

Q: What do you ask a man who's just converted to Islam?

A: Have you started beating your wife?

Q How many Muslims does it take to change a lightbulb?

A: None, they prefer to sit in the dark and blame it on the Jews.

Q: How do you get a Muslim woman pregnant?

A: Dress her up as a goat.

Q: Did you hear the one about the Muslim who won a Nobel Prize in Mathematics?

A:Neither did I.

Q How can you recognise a well-balanced Muslim?

A He's got chips on both shoulders.

Q: What's the difference between Dar al-Islam and a pot of bio-yogurt?

A: The yogurt has a living culture.

Guy goes into sex shop and asks for an inflatable doll. Assistant asks him whether he wants a Christian one or a Muslim one. Customer asks what's the difference. Assistant explains that you need a pump for the Christian doll, but the Muslim one blows itself up.

That's good stuff.

Here, I'll try my hand at a stupid Muslim joke.

Q: What do you call a Muslim with no arms and no legs on his first night at the bath house?

A: Hakinan Yer Jizya.
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AP: Riots Point To A Racially Divided France

Do the French riots point to a racially divided France, or a culturally divided France?

VILLIERS-LE-BEL, France (AP) - French officials point to a host of causes—poverty, unemployment, the influence of criminal gangs—for riots that erupted this week.

But there's one taboo issue that officially colorblind France has been unable to confront: race.

The violence, like riots that spread nationwide for three weeks in exposed how parts of France have divided along color lines, with blacks and Arabs trapped in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods—like Villiers-le-Bel, in the northern suburbs of Paris, where gangs attacked police and burned cars and buildings this week.

The rioters are a tiny minority but sullen anger is palpable in Villiers-le-Bel. Black youths complain that police stop and search them because of their color. They speak of exclusion, of not getting a fair shake, of being treated like foreigners in their own country.

Few residents condone the violence and many condemn it—but no one seems surprised that it broke out.

"Everyone is equal. That is what is written. But behind that is something else," said Hassan Ben M'Barek, spokesman for Suburbs Respect, a group that lobbies for those who live in disadvantaged neighborhoods.

In some such areas of the Paris region, "there are no white French people left in the streets. You can drive around for two or three hours and all you will see are North Africans and blacks. And these are neighborhoods with enormous problems," he added.

"Those who have the means to leave the projects are white, and they leave. There's no more ethnic diversity."

It was impossible not to see the violence in Villiers-le-Bel in black and white terms.

Of course, we know the rioters are Muslims.

So, is it the fact that they are black and Arab? Or, is it that they are Muslims?

Or, is it that the government doesn't provide enough in the way of benefits?
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And, why do you hang around?

Fulham Reactionary has a post up about British singer Morrissey lamenting the fact that Britain isn't Britain anymore:

Singer Morrissey has sparked controversy by claiming British identity has disappeared because the country has been "flooded" by foreigners. The 48-year-old former Smiths star, whose parents were Irish immigrants, suggested that immigration was one of the reasons he would not move back to Britain.

Morrissey, who has spent most of the last decade living in LA and Rome, told NME magazine that countries like Germany still had their own identity and complained of not hearing "British accents" on the streets.

Asked whether he would move back to Britain, he said: "Britain's a terribly negative place. And it hammers people down and it pulls you back and it prevents you.

"Also, with the issue of immigration, it's very difficult because although I don't have anything against people from other countries, the higher the influx into England the more the British identity disappears.

"So the price is enormous. If you travel to Germany, it's still absolutely Germany. If you travel to Sweden, it still has a Swedish identity. But travel to England and you have no idea where you are.

He added: "It matters because the British identity is very attractive. I grew up into it, and I find it quaint and very amusing. But England is a memory now."

He agreed that immigration was enriching the British identity but added "you have to say goodbye to the Britain you once knew".

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Feminist author rewrites novel after death threats from Muslim extremists

A feminist author in India has been forced to alter her work because of threats from Muslims:

A feminist author is to rewrite her autobiography after she was forced to flee from Muslim extremists who placed a bounty on her head.

Taslima Nasreen, 45, a former doctor, said today that she hoped that the move would appease fundamentalist groups and end a controversy that forced her to leave Calcutta last week.

Ms Nasreen had claimed that the religious references in Dwikhandito, which means Divided, are sourced from “universally accepted” books on Islamic history.

Today she relented under pressure and said that “controversial lines” relating to Islam from the autobiographical novel would be removed.

“The book was written in 2002, based on my memories of Bangladesh in the 1980s, during which time secularism was removed from the Bangladesh constitution. I wrote the book in support of the people who defended secular values. I had no intention to hurt anybody’s sentiment,” she said today from a secret location.

“I have done what I have never done in my life. I have compromised even in a secular India.” She added that she hoped she would now be able to “live peacefully” in India.

Prashant Mukherjee, her publisher in Calcutta, refused to divulge the exact text or the nature of the sentences that were deemed particularly offensive by Islamic clerics, but said two paragraphs would be deleted.

Mr Mukherjee said that the Muslim-born author, who was whisked to a safe house near Delhi by federal security officers, had instructed him not to reveal the content for fear of stoking communal tensions further.

“I can tell you that we thought it to be historical and true and that it would not give rise to any controversy,” he said. “It’s nothing extraordinarily poisonous against Islam but these people are hypersensitive.”

The publisher is not releasing any more copies of the unedited book, which has sold more than 30,000 copies in the original language since it was published in 2003. It has also been translated into Hindi.

Ms Nasreen was hounded out of Calcutta after widespread violence during a strike by a collection of minority groups demanding the cancellation of her visa. She had been living in the city since 2004 after returning from Europe.

The Indian Government has pointed out that the author is a guest in the country, which is home to 140 million Muslims, and should behave like one. However, it has promised to host her at least until her visa expires in March.

Ms Nasreen, who describes herself as a “secular humanist”, fled her homeland of Bangladesh in 1994. Her other works, including the 1994 novel Lajja (Shame), have provoked extremists to call for her execution for blasphemy.

Some of the Muslim clerics, who issued a fatwa against her and put a 100,000 rupee (£1,200) bounty on her head, said that if she had expressed regret at what she had written by withdrawing the offensive sections, then the “matter should be closed”.

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Storm Track Infiltration: Saudi Academy Still Teaching Radical Islam

Yesterday I wrote a post about how Saudi Arabia was forced into bed with radical Islam. Here’s what we see today as the fallout of that marriage made in hell.

The Saudi Academy opened in 1984. It’s K-12 school with campuses in Alexandria and Fairfax, Virginia, that is owned by the Saudi embassy and accused of promoting Islamic extremism.

Most recently, the religious freedom commission--an independent federal agency created by Congress--issued its report, saying it was rebuffed in its efforts to obtain textbooks to verify claims they had been reformed.

The commission recommended that the academy be shut down until it could review the textbooks to ensure they do not promote intolerance.

Since the commission's report, the academy has given copies of its books to the Saudi embassy, which then provided them to the State Department. The commission is waiting to get the books from the State Department.

On Nov. 15, a dozen U.S. senators, including Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., wrote a letter to the State Department urging it to act on the commission's recommendations. And on Tuesday, Reps. Frank Wolf, R-Va., and Steve Israel, D-N.Y., introduced legislation to write the commission's recommendations regarding the academy into law.

Meanwhile, the Saudi Academy has stated that they have ‘cleaned up’ their textbooks. But that is not the case.

Read the rest at The Gathering Storm.

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Absolute Evil

Raymond Ibrahim compares two totalitarian ideologies from across the ages. It's quite a telling presentation.

Here the topic is democracy:

MK: “And that is why this type of democracy has become the instrument of that race which in its inner goals must shun the light of day, now and in all ages of the future. Only the Jew can praise an institution [democracy] which is as dirty and false as he himself,” (p. 91).

AQR: “You [Americans] elect the wicked from among you, the greatest liars and most depraved, and you are enslaved to the wealthiest and most influential [among you], especially the Jews — who direct you through the lie of ‘democracy,’” (p. 210).

Here we see direct opposition to peace.

MK: “In exactly the same way, our German pacifist will accept in silence the bloodiest rape of our nation at the hands of the most vicious military powers if a change in this state of affairs can be achieved only by resistance — that is, force — for this would be contrary to the spirit of his peace society” (p. 112).

AQR: “But what does amaze us from some who claim to adhere to Islam is that when the infidels attack and ridicule their religion, openly advertising it as a “Crusade” against Islam, we suddenly find them responding by saying that they do not crave war but instead they desire coexistence, universal peace, and justice… Does this not count as a defeat? Is it not a perversion of the Islam of Muhammad?” (p. 23-24)

The conclusion -- the very last sentence -- is something I can't disagree with.

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Just in case: Report - China targeting all 'enemy space vehicles' including GPS satellites

As America views the world, every strategic challenge limits our ability to confront both militarily and politically the ascendant form of Islam today.

China’s anti-satellite and space warfare program includes plans to destroy or incapacitate 'every enemy space vehicle' that passes over China.plan-test.jpg

The annual report of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, released last week, listed among Beijing's goals that of ensuring that Chinese space weapons are “conducted covertly so China can maintain a positive international image.”

China has called for a ban on space weapons at the United Nations.

The report said that China also is developing civilian technology that can be applied to military space programs and is acquiring the “ability to destroy or temporarily incapacitate every enemy space vehicle when it is located above China,” the report said.

The Chinese also plan to attack U.S. global positioning system (GPS) satellites through various means, including anti-satellite weapons, high-energy weapons, high-energy weather monitoring rockets and ground attacks on earth-based stations.

One section of the report, based on public and classified briefings, concluded there was a need for more information about Chinese activities and intentions.

Research from nearly 100 Chinese sources identified 30 proposals and recommendations by Chinese military leaders “regarding the development of space and counter-space weapons and programs.”

The military is also developing stealth satellites and a space program that will “provide key support for Chinese combat forces.”

“Some of these proposals appear to have been implemented already, as evidenced by January’s kinetic anti-satellite test and earlier laser incidents involving American satellites,” the report said.

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Holocaust Survivors Protest "The Annapolis Peace Show"

From Democracy Broadcasting:

Don't try to make Israel your Czechoslovakia, President Bush and Secy Rice.

Holocaust survivor, Mr. Paul Schnek, protests Bush Administration pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert whose capitulation to reward Jihadist terror with Israeli surrender of land and communities for the establishment of a hostile, Muslim, Palestinian state alongside Israel imperils the West against the Jihad.

Filmed at contra- Annapolis Conference protest outside Israeli Embassy in NYC, organized by Eva Costabel and Buddy Macy.

Mrs. Costabel warns against those, like Arabs and James Baker, who use Jews as scapegoats to manipulate power.

Survivor, Mrs. Costabel, warns Christians not to trust those (like the Nazis and Islamists) that scapegoat the Jewish people (civilization's canary in the coalmine) to implement tyranny. The Nazi's used anti-Judaism to rise to power, which enabled them to kill more than 50 million Christians.

She warns Westerners that Islamists resent Israel as the only modern democracy in the Middle East (which runs against the grain of the Muslim socio-political system of theocracy) which Saudis preach must dominate anywhere Muslims live - including throughout the West.

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Gibbons condemned over teddy bear named Muhammad

To 15 days in prison and then to be deported. She says she will appeal the sentence. In the link there is a recolection of today's deeds.

We will see what happens next.

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Did You Miss This Story?

From the Telegraph:

“Slovakian Police believe they may have thwarted a radioactive terror attack after seizing uranium of a high enough quality to build a ‘dirty bomb’. … Initial analysis of the radioactive material, discovered near the border with Hungary, indicated that it was composed of 98.6 percent uranium-235. Uranium is considered weapons-grade if it contains at least 85 percent uranium-235. The material appears to have originated in one of the former Soviet Republics, according to the Slovak police?”

You missed that story? The MSM didn’t inform you? Nothing to worry about, just go back to sleep! There now, close you eyes like the rest of our establishment. It never happened. Just keep saying "it never happened."

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Pope Invites "Senior Muslims" To Vatican Meeting

The Pope wants to meet with Muslims who sent him a letter calling for better dialogue between religions. From Breitbart:

The pope praised the "positive spirit" behind the October 11 message signed by 138 top Muslims from around the world and sent to Christian leaders, said Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone in the letter sent in Pope Benedict's name.

The pope wanted to meet a representative group of the signatories at the Vatican, he added in the letter sent to Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal, head of the Institute for Islamic Thought in Amman.

"The Pope has asked me to convey his gratitude to Your Royal Highness and to all who signed the letter," Bertone wrote.

"He also wishes to express his deep appreciation for this gesture, for the positive spirit which inspired the text and for the call for a common commitment to promoting peace in the world.

"Without ignoring or downplaying our differences as Christians and Muslims, we can and therefore should look to what unites us, namely, belief in the one God, the provident Creator and universal Judge who at the end of time will deal with each person according to his or her actions. We are all called to commit ourselves totally to him and to obey his sacred will."

The letter said the pope "was particularly impressed by the attention given in the letter to the twofold commandment to love God and one's neighbour."

It recalled Pope Benedict's statement in August 2005 soon after he took office that "we must not yield to the negative pressures in our midst, but must affirm the values of mutual respect, solidarity and peace.

"The life of every human being is sacred, both for Christians and for Muslims. There is plenty of scope for us to act together in the service of fundamental moral values."

"Such common ground allows us to base dialogue on effective respect for the dignity of every human person, on objective knowledge of the religion of the other, on the sharing of religious experience and, finally, on common commitment to promoting mutual respect and acceptance among the younger generation," the letter went on.

"The Pope is confident that, once this is achieved, it will be possible to cooperate in a productive way in the areas of culture and society, and for the promotion of justice and peace in society and throughout the world."

Bertone said that with a view to encouraging the "praiseworthy initiative" from the Muslim leaders, "His Holiness would be most willing to receive Your Royal Highness and a restricted group of signatories of the open letter, chosen by you.

"At the same time, a working meeting could be organized between your delegation and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, with the cooperation of some specialized Pontifical Institutes (such as the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies and the Pontifical Gregorian University)."

The precise details of these meetings could be decided later, should this proposal prove acceptable, the letter said.

Hey, the CVF is meeting with the Vlaams Belang who say they are no longer a party peopled by racists. George Bush is meeting with Palestinians who say they want peace. The Pope is meeting with Muslims who say they want dialogue.

Everyone is meeting everyone else.

Things are really looking up.

Excuse me now, I'm gonna go meet with my shrink.

You can read the letter from the Muslims who, apparently, want peace by clicking here.
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Storm Track Infiltration: Saudi Arabia – Riding the Back of the Radical Islamic Tiger

There was a young lady from Niger,
Who smiled as she rode on a tiger.
After the ride
She was inside,
And the smile was on the face of the tiger.

In an interview posted at BrothersJudd.com, Wall Street Journal reporter Yaroslav Trofimov spoke of his new book, The Siege of Mecca. In it, he reveals how the Saudi Monarchy was forced into bed with the Wahabbists in order to preserve their rule.

According to Trofimov, the defining moment was the Mecca uprising of 1979. This uprising included on organization of radicals from all over the world - Saudis, Egyptians, Pakistanis, even American converts to Islam and this organization served as a model to Al Qaeda in the future.

Read the rest at The Gathering Storm.

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Quick call Walt and Smearsheimer or is it Smears and Waltheimer, add France to the list

France's Foreign Ministry expressed surprise on Wednesday over an Algerian government minister's remarks about a "Jewish lobby" being behind French President Nicolas Sarkozy's rise to power.

The flap came as Sarkozy was preparing to visit Algeria next week.

Muhammad Cherif Abbas, Algeria's minister for veterans, was quoted Monday in the daily El Khabar as saying that Sarkozy had been brought to power by a "Jewish lobby that has a monopoly on French industry."

Abbas also mentioned Sarkozy's "roots," an apparent reference to the French president's maternal grandfather, who was Jewish.

French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Pascale Andreani responded Wednesday: "We are surprised about these remarks that appeared in the press, which do not correspond to the climate of confidence and cooperation in which we are preparing the president's state visit."

Galactically stupid morons hoping for actual progess in the middle east, please take note

She remained upbeat about the visit, however, saying it would show that relations "have progressed in many sectors."

The December 3-5 visit will be Sarkozy's second to Algeria, the former jewel in France's colonial crown, since his election in May.

On Wednesday, Abbas told the Algerian state news agency APS that he "never had the intention... of attacking the image of a foreign head of state." He did not deny making the comments.

In the original interview, Abbas also demanded that France repent for its past actions in Algeria.

Relations between the two countries have been strained in recent years, particularly since France's parliament passed a law in 2005 noting the "positive" effects of colonialism. The language was later removed, but a long-awaited friendship treaty between the two countries remains stalled.

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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, November 30: This week's guest at the bottom of the hour is Cinnamon Stillwell of Cinnamon Stillwell.com, the Cinnamon Stillwell Blog and Daniel Pipes's Campus Watch: Monitoring Middle East Studies on Campus. Read the mission statement of Campus Watch HERE.

From Campus Watch:

CAMPUS WATCH, a project of the Middle East Forum, reviews and critiques Middle East studies in North America with an aim to improving them. The project mainly addresses five problems: analytical failures, the mixing of politics with scholarship, intolerance of alternative views, apologetics, and the abuse of power over students....

Ms. Stillwell is the Northern California representative for Campus Watch and has written articles for the American Thinker, Family Security Matters, Frontpage Magazine, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, the Jewish News Weekly of N. CA, the Conservative Voice, and many others.

You do not want to miss this show!

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 me, chat with our guests or if you must, just air your spleen!
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The WaPo Glosses Over A Story

Today the Washington Post finally mentioned the lashings in an article in the print edition--on page 18. Before today, however, the story was not properly being covered.

Graphic from this essay by Mustang of Social Sense

The November 28, 2007 Washington Post story of Gillian Gibbons, the British schoolteacher arrested in Sudan for allegations of blasphemy over her young students' naming a teddy bear Muhammad, omitted the possibility of her receiving 40 lashes if she is convicted. To date, this particular story in the Washington Post is the only such coverage in the print edition, although these items from news services have appeared on the Washington Post's web site.

The article in the November 28, 2007 print edition of the Washington Post also omitted the following snippet from Reuters:
KHARTOUM, Sudan - A British primary school teacher has been arrested in Sudan, accused of insulting Islam's Prophet by letting her class of 7-year-olds name a teddy bear Muhammad, her school said on Monday.

Colleagues of Gillian Gibbons told Reuters they feared for her safety after receiving reports that young men had already started gathering outside the Khartoum police station where the Liverpool woman was being held.

Teachers at Unity High School in central Khartoum said Gibbons, 54, made an innocent mistake and simply let her pupils choose their favorite name for the toy as part of a school project.

Police arrested Gibbons on Sunday at her home inside the school premises, said Unity director Robert Boulos, after a number of parents made a complaint to Sudan's Ministry of Education.

Boulos said she had since been charged with "blasphemy," an offense he said was punishable with up to three months in prison and a fine.

A spokesman from the British Embassy in Khartoum said it was still unclear whether Gibbons had been formerly charged. "We are following it up with the authorities and trying to meet her in person," he said.

Boulos said he had decided to close down the school until January for fear of reprisals in Sudan's predominantly Muslim capital. "This is a very sensitive issue."...
Apparently, Ms. Gibbons didn't understand the implications of the cartoonifada.

The Washington Post article did, however, contain the following insightful information:
..."We don't have any teddy bears over here, so in Sudan, for us, it is a fierce and dangerous animal," Khalid al-Mubarak, a spokesman for the Sudanese Embassy in London, told the BBC.


In Liverpool, the city's Anglican bishop and top Muslim leader issued a joint statement calling on Sudanese authorities to show mercy.

"We, as Christian and Muslim leaders in the city of Liverpool, appeal to the Sudanese government to show compassion in the name of God the most merciful and release Gillian Gibbons," said the statement from the Right Rev. James Jones and Akbar Ali, chairman of Liverpool Mosque.

The Danish cartoon controversy that began in late 2005 led to violent protests around the globe by Muslims outraged over the perceived insult to Islam. The Sudanese case has not led to similar protests.

"I don't consider it to be blasphemous," said Humera Khan, a member of al-Nisa, a Muslim women's organization in London.

In an interview, Khan said that in addition to the issue of reverence for Muhammad, Muslims generally do not give human names to objects or animals. "Our relationship with inanimate objects and animals is not as sentimental as in the West," she said.

Khan said Gibbons "should have been more aware" of the cultural sensitivities in the country where she was living. But, she said, the Sudanese "government shouldn't have been so stupid, either."...
"Stupid" is the word for insulting Islam by the naming of a teddy bear, all right.

Can you imagine Christians reacting is such a manner if a teddy bear were named "Jesus"? As a Christian, I might not like the possibility of disrespect of my Savior, but I surely wouldn't even consider punishment. In fact, I don't think that I'd even take offense.

Why are some Muslims so easily offended? Superstition? Reliance upon legalism? Something else?

And why did the the one "featured" story in the Washington Post omit the most outrageous part of what could happen to Gillian Gibbons?

Note: Mustang's satirical essay is HERE. Some of the comments are quite interesting.

This morning, I found the following on the topic. Excerpt:
...The West is being conditioned by such incidents; it joins the response to the Danish cartoons, the threats to the Pope after his Regensburg lecture, and the fatwa against Salman Rushdie and the protests against his knighthood. Europe and the UK in particular adopt a de facto standard of self-censorship which elevates Mohammed and Allah to a plane which Jesus and Jehovah long since ceased to occupy. And the more violently the Islamists react to each offence, the more richly they are rewarded by the appeasing politicians, bishops, cardinals and popes.


So let the campaign begin here that not only bears, but sloths, gannets, sheep, camels, lemmings, rats, skunks and pigs can all be called Mohammed, for the name is not sacred, and has been debased a million times by thousands of Islamists like Mohammed Atta who manifest abundantly the worst characteristics and attributes of many such creatures.
The West is being conditioned right into voluntary dhimmitude.

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Sudan: Islamic Fanatics Demand Death For "Teddy Bear" Teacher

The madness of crowds? No wait, this is just your average, ordinary, everyday madness of Islam in action, isn't it? I mean, does it surprise you that Muslims in some country want a woman dead for allowing her students (who were Muslim themselves) to name a Teddy Bear Mohammed?

It it does surprise you, you haven't been paying much attention.

Well, now that you are, let me tell you, this kind of idiotic behavior of a people who also insist that Piglet is dangerous, that cartoons are provoking them into rioting across the world, that a woman who is gang-raped ought to be whipped publicly because she committed adultery in the act of being raped.

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Believers in the Gulf

That is, believers in a threat from Iran, apparently
Four stories from GERTZ:
  1. Saudis assembling 35,000-member oil security force
  2. Gulf leader appeals for a resolution to Iran crisis
  3. Fearing Iran, Saudis buy more jet fighters
  4. Kuwait plans response to Iran missile strike resulting from U.S. attack

Saudis assembling 35,000-member oil security force

ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia's new rapid reaction force has installed radars, sensors and night-vision systems to prevent attacks by Al Qaida and Iranian-aligned Shi'ite insurgents.

Saudis are not saying whether the Nov. 18 at Aramco's Hawiyah gas liquids recovery plant (above) which killed at least 28 people was the result of an Al Qaida attack.
"Have you heard of any attacks lately?" Saudi Deputy Oil Minister Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Salman asked in mid-November. "We believe we have taken every measure necessary to protect facilities and pre-empt any attempt. We take a great deal of pride in being a secure and reliable producer."

That would be nice, but I have a low degree of confidence

Officials said the Interior Ministry has been organizing a 35,000-member force with a separate budget to protect energy facilities.

In February 2006, Saudi forces repulsed an Al Qaida strike on the world's largest oil processing plant at Abqaiq. Officials said the new rapid reaction force has recruited nearly 10,000 troops. They said the force would reach its full strength by 2011.

Until then, what, nothing to worry about? What's the plan Stan?

The security force was meant to protect the state-owned Saudi Aramco, which produces crude oil and natural gas. On Nov. 18, fire swept through Aramco's Hawiyah gas liquids recovery plant and at least 28 people were killed in one of the worst incidents that involved the kingdom's energy sector.

"Twenty-eight have lost their lives and 12 are still missing," Saudi Oil Minister Ali Al Naimi said.

Aramco has sought to bolster output at Hawiyah to 310,000 barrels of ethane and natural gas liquids products by 2008. Neither Aramco nor Saudi officials disclosed whether the facility might have been attacked by Al Qaida.

"Necessary operational adjustments have been made to the gas system to normalise operations to ensure continuity of fuel supply," Aramco said.

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ABU DHABI — The Gulf states have appealed for a resolution to the Iranian nuclear crisis, warning that an arms race could set back the region.

Gulf Cooperation Council secretary-general Abdul Rahman Al Attiyah said any plan to block an Iranian confrontation with the United States required what he termed a bold and unconventional vision.

"We believe that there is still a good opportunity for a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear crisis, but we require a bold vision outside of conventional parameters," Al Attiyah said on Nov. 19.

What planet are they on?

Al Attiyah said an arms race in the Gulf would hurt the six GCC member states.

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30% of Florida's immigrants are illegal. SECURE BORDERS is NOT a racist idea

WASHINGTON - About 30 percent of the nearly 3.5 million immigrants living in Florida are in the country illegally, the Center for Immigration Studies said in a report released today.

Based on “the latest data collected by the Census Bureau,” the report said that the state has one of the fastest-growing immigrant populations. It said that 29 percent of the state’s foreign-born population - slightly more than 1 million people - are illegal immigrants.

The influx of immigrants into Florida reflects the national trend, the report showed. The nation’s immigrant population - legal and illegal - reached a record 37.9 million in 2007.

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Anyone want to guess how many are Hizballah, IRGC, or salafi freaks, ready to do 'god's' work among us satanists?
And what will business and the administration now and for past democratic ones say?
We needed the workers?

Iranian military commander: The Basij forces are still seeking martyrdom, and now this spirit is prevailing throughout the IRGC... If necessary, we will take advantage of [this willingness] for self-sacrifice... The IRGC and the Basij forces have begun to collaborate closely, and the fruits of these plans will be visible [to all] when the enemies become so stupid as to start posing an actual threat to Iran.

Terrorists target Army base — in Arizona

November 26, 2007

By Sara A. Carter - Fort Huachuca, the nation's largest intelligence-training center, changed security measures in May after being warned that Islamist terrorists, with the aid of Mexican drug cartels, were planning an attack on the facility.

tunnel_070105badguys-tunnel.jpgFort officials changed security measures after sources warned that possibly 60 Afghan and Iraqi terrorists were to be smuggled into the U.S. through underground tunnels with high-powered weapons to attack the Arizona Army base, according to multiple confidential law enforcement documents obtained by The Washington Times.

"A portion of the operatives were in the United States, with the remainder not yet in the United States," according to one of the documents, an FBI advisory that was distributed to the Defense Intelligence Agency, the CIA, Customs and Border Protection and the Justice Department, among several other law enforcement agencies throughout the nation. "The Afghanis and Iraqis shaved their beards so as not to appear to be Middle Easterners."

According to the FBI advisory, each Middle Easterner paid Mexican drug lords $20,000 "or the equivalent in weapons" for the cartel's assistance in smuggling them and their weapons through tunnels along the border into the U.S. The weapons would be sent through tunnels that supposedly ended in Arizona and New Mexico, but the Islamist terrorists would be smuggled through Laredo, Texas, and reclaim the weapons later.

A number of the Afghans and Iraqis are already in a safe house in Texas, the FBI advisory said.

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