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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Imagine There's No Heaven: Anglican Cathedral Bells Play Anti-Religion Song

Imagine there's no England  
It's easy if you try
Nothing you're willing to die for
While we sit and wonder why

From the BBC:

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
The cathedral has the highest and heaviest ringing peal bells in the world

Hundreds of people gathered to hear the bells of Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral ring out the tune of John Lennon's anti-religious anthem Imagine.

A team of seven volunteer bell ringers played the 1971 song, which begins "Imagine there's no Heaven", as part of an arts festival.

The cathedral said it had carefully considered the "sensitivities" surrounding the song's lyrical content.

Lennon himself described the song as "anti-religious, anti-conventional".

The former Beatle, who was born in Liverpool and murdered in New York in 1980, said it was also "anti-capitalistic".

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Pro-Muslim Manipulation in Holland



Hat Tip: Bare Naked Islam

One film crews catches a second one, with a political agenda, namely trying to make the case that Muslims are somehow mistreated or alienated in The Netherlands (go figure!), staging scenes and reactions...

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Recipe for an Islamist Global Insurgency

On our last Friday's Gathering Storm Radio Show we discussed with Mr. Frank Salvato whether we were winning the war against Islamism. He said, we were not. We were losing the real jihad. The jihad not covered by the MSM. The real jihad misuderstood by the majority of the free world.

The political jihad - or what's known as the 'soft' jihad. They are using a very succcesful recipe for world domination which is one part intimidation, one part infiltration, one part disinformation and two parts of the appeasing and apologizing of the ‘useful idiots’.

But Foehammer’s Anvil has one just as good.

1 ) Create an atmosphere of fear.

2 ) Squash free speech through that fear.

3 ) Alienate Western democratic governments from their own people through the paranoia surrounding terrorist events and the culture of fear.

4 ) Alienate the Jews from the world until such time that Israel can be destroyed, especially through “world” bodies like the United Nations and by fomenting anti-Semetism in the West.

5 ) Squash the will of the American and European people to fight the jihad longterm by using the “Death by 1000 Cuts” strategy in Iraq and wherever else it can be maintained perpetually using martyrs, Al Qaeda, etc. Use terrorism, sectarian violence, open jihad and “good cop, bad cop” strategies.

6 ) Populate all nations with as many Muslims as possible and slowly usurp their populations, especially in low-Western birth nations throughout Europe. Increase the Muslim birthrate whenever possible and especially marry non-Islamic women and “revert” them as a priority.

7 ) Lobby for changes to laws in all nations to better serve the jihad through the perpetuation of myths like “Islamophobia.” Ally with the far Left to accomplish this whenever prudent. Fabricate and instigate media events in order to sway public opinion also (i.e. the US Airways Imams).

8 ) “Revert” first the lowliest elements in Western nations like their criminals and ill-educated, then once the “culture of fear” sets in, perpetuate further “reversions” to Islam through political overtures like those used by Ahmadinejad in his letters. Use college campuses, too, and prey upon the young, liberal idealists who are especially ignorant of the teachings of the Qur’an but will quickly drink up the fight for the “enlightened barbarians” from the Middle East.

9 ) Kill as many of the stubborn “polytheists” that are left over as necessary in order to further the ends of 1-7 and especially #8. Use of WMDs, poisons, outright murder — as long as the “good cop, bad cop” strategy can be maintained by the ruling Islamic leaders to keep the world entangled in political red tape, it’s all fair.

10 ) Mix well and repeat.

11 ) Be patient.

12 ) Islamic victory.
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Wilders And DeWinter Begin To Join Their Causes?

This strikes me as a very negative development. I am quite aware that most in the counter-Jihad do not share my point-of-view. But, I also believe that most in the counter-Jihad have CONFLATED MY POINT-OF-VIEW WITH THAT OF CHARLES JOHNSON.

I believe this is an unfair characterization of what I believe has been a more subtle critique on my part.

Charles Johnson has called the Vlaams Belang party a neo-fascist, or neo-Nazi organization. There is some historical foundation for such a statement, and in fact, one of my best friends, who used to live in Belgium, told me back in 2003 (long before the Vlaams Belang had become an issue in the counter-Jihad movement) that she had personally witnessed members of the Vlaams Blok marching in the streets carrying placards filled with Jew-hatred.

All that being said, it is true that the VB are, at this point, one of the few parties in Europe who are supportive of the state of Israel.

I do not call the VB a neo-Nazi/neo-fascist organization. I call them what they clearly are; an Ethnic Nationalist political party.

And, here are the big distinctions between Nazism and Ethnic Nationalism;

1) While it is true that Nazis were Ethnic Nationalists themsevles, not all Ethnic Nationalists are Nazis (that is, they are not all murderous supremacists - in fact, the Native American movement is an Ethnic Nationalist movement, and Japan is an extreme example of an Ethnic Nationalist state),

and 

2) Nazism is fascist in it's foundation, whereas Ethnic Nationalism is not necessarily. However, given the circumstances in Europe at this time (with the below replacement indigenous birth rate vs. the above replacement immigrant birthrate), Ethnic Nationalism WILL INEVITABLY LEAD TO THE ENACTMENT OF FASCISTIC LAW.

There is no way around this. If Europeans are not breeding and immigrants are, then there are only four ways to deal with that problem,

1) kill the immigrants
2) round up the immigrants and incarcerate or deport them
3) make laws limiting the amount of children immigrants are allowed to have
4) make laws denying non-indigenous people equal voting rights

I challenge anyone to offer a different solution, and thus to refute my points. Go ahead, make my day. I would love to believe that DeWinter and people like him, who are after all some of the only people in Europe who seem to clearly perceive the threat of Islam, are on my side. 

But alas, I do not.

Furthermore, I would like to note that Wilders is now, apparently, advocating a policy which would have led to war in any other era. To call for the breakup of a neighboring state, and the ceding of the land to one's own state is an act of aggression, and would have been considered a prelude to War in any previous time throughout history. And yet, in modern Europe, this will be treated as a minor squabble. 

But, is it? If Wilders party does indeed win the elections, and if he is to head a new coalition government in the Netherlands, then he will be in an unprecedented (in the post-WWII European world) position of power for a man of his stated policies. Imagine if Nicolas Sarkozy called for England to cede the lower half of it's land to France. Or even more precipitously, imagine if Andrea Merkel called for the annexation of Austria. It's impossible to imagine, and rightly so, don't you think?

Does not such a scenario portend dangerous times ahead for Europe? Is this not a reawakening of imperialism within the heart of Europe? Are we so used to thinking that Belgium does not matter that we would be content to cede part of it's territory in the interest of peace?

Can anyone say Czeckoslovakia?

From Vlad Tepes Blog:

The Dutch opposition leader Geert Wilders, whose Freedom Party PVV remains the biggest in the polls, wants the Dutch government of Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende to help dissolve Belgiumso that Flanders, the Dutch-speaking northern half of Belgium, can be reunited with the Netherlands.

Hat tip Bjorn: From The Brussels Journal

flanders

Wilders refers to a recent survey of East West Global Index which indicates that Belgium ranks 152nd in a list ranking 200 countries by their reputation, behind countries such as Algeria, Romania, Libya, Liberia, Eritrea and South Ossetia.

Wilders and his fellow MP Martin Bosma have also asked the Dutch government to replace its ambassador to Belgium by an ambassador to Flanders, who is to help the Flemings achieve their independence as a first step towards reunification with the Netherlands. “Belgium is almost history. Great. The future is for an independent Flanders in a federation with the Netherlands,” Wilders said in a statement today.

Wilders is expected to win the European elections next month. In an attempt to stop the growth of the PVV, the centrist Dutch parties, the Christian-Democrats of Mr. Balkenende and the Liberals, have begun to copy his position on Europe (less power to the European Union and no admission of Turkey to the EU). Many Flemings hope that they will copy his position on Flanders, too.

Earlier this week, Flemings were reminded that Belgium is bad for Flanders when politicians from Wallonia, the French-speaking southern part of Belgium, campaigned against the candidature of Luc Van den Brande, a Flemish Christian-Democrat and former leader of the Flemish regional government (1992-1999), to become the next Secretary General of the Council of Europe in June 2009.

Initially it looked like Mr. Van den Brande would get the job for which he had the support of Karel De Gucht, the Belgian Foreign Minister, a Flemish Liberal. Walloon politicians, however, objected to Mr. Van den Brande having the position because, though he is a moderate who defends the Belgian state, he is in favour of more autonomy for Flanders.

The Walloons wrote a letter to the representatives of the Council of Europe, an organisation of 47 European nations, objecting to their compatriot getting the job. Even Olivier Chastel, the Belgian Deputy Foreign Minister, who is a Walloon Liberal, spoke out against Van den Brande. As a result, Mr. Van den Brande has been removed from the shortlist of candidates for the top position at the Council of Europe. This has made many Flemings aware that, despite the fact that they are the majority in Belgium, their interests will never be defended by Belgium.

Meanwhile, the political debate in the Netherlands centers on the question whether political parties are willing to join a coalition led by Mr. Wilders if his PVV becomes the biggest party in The Hague in the next general elections in May 2011. All the parties of the Dutch Left have ruled out a coalition with Wilders, but the centrist parties have not.

See also:

Wilders Looks for European Allies, Suggests Reuniting Flanders and Netherlands, 12 May 2008


More: BNP leaders hope it's the 'perfect storm' that will sweep them to power
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The Attack On Free Speech

I'm not particularly a fan of Michael Savage, though I have read one of his books and occasionally stop by his web site.

The above said, please listen to the following, in which Michael Savage interviews Robert Spencer:



Robert Spencer is exactly correct. We're witnessing the constant erosion of freedom of speech. Is the world paying attention? Is there any stopping this steamroller crushing the most important liberty, from which all other liberties spring?

The article referenced is HERE.

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Ahmadinejad Allowed On Campus- Netanyahu Banned

From Gateway Pundit:

The Holocaust denier, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, may be allowed to speak on US college campuses but protestors at Berkeley, the campus once synonymous with the term "free speech," forced the cancellation of Israeil Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech there.

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Indoctrinating America's Youth In Jihad

Check not only the texbooks in your child's classes. Also find out what the in-class activities are.

From this posting at Pasadena Closet Conservative:
The indoctrination of America's youth continues.

A ninth grade history project assigned to 110 students at Pueblo County High School in Colorado outraged parents.

Why?

Because the history teacher told the students to use their creative energies to
come up with a plot for an act of terrorism.

[...]

So was the teacher reprimanded or fired for fueling this madness?

Of course not.

Instead, the Superintendent of Schools made a public statement that one of the students, who complained to her parent, must have misunderstood the assignment.

Really, Mr. Superindendent?

Is that why you ordered ALL of the work by ALL of the students collected and destroyed?
The news article with multiple comments is HERE. I note that the superintendent said the following:
He says if a student, "actually did illustrate an act of terrorism that they might commit, let's say against the school, we've expelled students for that."
What about an act of terrorism hypothesized on a different target?

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Delhi thinks Pakistani Nuclear Sites Are Already In Radical Hands - India Times

From Michael Travis:


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/img/pakistan_US_flag.jpg

Zardari also reacted to the New York Times' report that Pakistani officials have repeatedly denied American requests for more information on the location of the country's nuclear weapons. 

"I think it's on a need-to-know basis information," he said of the weapons' location. "If it comes up we might and I might not share it with them, it depends.



Delhi thinks Pak N-sites in radical hands - India Times from DEBKA

DEBKA-Net-Weekly Exclusive Report

May 16, 2009, 1:57 PM (GMT+02:00)

The important Times of India quotes DEBKA-Net-Weekly's exclusive report of Friday, May 15, which revealed that Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh had warned US president Barack Obama that Pakistan's nuclear sites in North West Frontier Province areas that are Taliban-al Qaeda strongholds are already partly in the hands of Islamic extremists. He told Obama: "Pakistan is lost."

DEBKA listed the locations of those nuclear sites and illustrated them with a special map. Singh's Congress Party has meanwhile won a second term in India's general election, according to exit polls Saturday, May 16.

The Times of India goes on to cite visiting US scholar Robert Windrem as commenting: "It is quite disturbing that the administration is allowing Pakistan to quantitatively and qualitatively step up production of fissile material without as much so a public reproach."

US officials have repeatedly maintained their confidence that the Pakistani nuclear arsenal will not fall into the hands of Islamic extremists and have Islamabad's assurance to this effect. Scholars like Windrem fear this confidence is misplaced because Pakistan's nuclear program "may already be infected with the virus of radicalism from within…"

DEBKAfile - We start where the media stop


Washington threatens to evacuate three US bases over Qatar's pro-Iran policy

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report

May 16, 2009, 1:56 PM (GMT+02:00)

Iran's PressTV agency reran DEBKAfile's exclusive Saturday, May 16: "Washington has secretly warned Qatari Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani that he would lose support of US troops based in the country, if Doha insists on getting close to Tehran officials, DEBKAfile reported."

Friday, DEBKAfile's Washington, Gulf and military sources reported exclusively that the Obama administration, using backdoor intelligence channels, had secretly warned Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani that he risks losing the three big American bases located in the emirate if he persists in promoting Iran's radicalizing influence over Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinians.

Our sources comment: An American military withdrawal from the emirate, especially the big Al Odeid air base and Central Command headquarters, would be a crushing blow to Al Thani. It would leave Qatar and the rest of the Gulf unprotected in any military conflagration in the region over Iran's nuclear program.

The threat was underlined by Qatar's boycott by US presidential envoys defense secretary Robert Gates and Dennis Ross when they travelled through the Gulf region in the first month of May.

It alarmed Emir al Thani enough for him to takes steps, one of which was to direct the news editors of al Jazeera TV station, which he owns, to tone down the anti-American line of its English and Arabic language broadcasts.

Our Washington sources report that the Obama administration is determined to strip Tehran of its regional support and so weakening its bargaining position in their forthcoming diplomatic talks.

DEBKAfile - We start where the media stop


CIA chief visits Israel, mixed Washington assessments on Iran

DEBKAfile Special Report

May 14, 2009, 1:49 PM (GMT+02:00)

Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency Leon Panetta visited Israel two weeks ago to explore Israel's intentions with regard to a raid on Iran's nuclear facilities and its alignment with Egypt and Saudi Arabia for this shared objective.

On the one hand, Panetta showed Israeli leaders with a new US report which estimates first, that Iran lacks adequate military resources to shield its nuclear sites from attack and, second, would pull its punches in responding to an Israeli strike. On the other, it is feared in Washington that by linking up with Egypt and Saudi Arabia, Israel would be free to send its warplanes against Iran through the skies of its two Arab partners, without deferring to the United States.

(This potential partnership was first disclosed in detail by DEBKA-Net-Weekly 395 of May 8).

This report was also presented by defense secretary Robert Gates on May 5-6 to Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in Cairo and Saudi King Abdullah in Riyadh.

None of the three Middle East leaders took the report seriously because -

1. They could not make out if it was meant to encourage or deter an Israeli attack? Surely, the best time to strike would be before Iran acquires adequate defenses for its nuclear sites. Is that what the Obama administration is after?

2. Israel does not believe that Iran would emulate Iraq's Saddam Hussein who refrained from hitting back after Israel demolished his nuclear reactor in 1981. Iran's rulers are committed to massive retaliation or else face a degree of popular contempt that would test the regime's survival.

Panetta and Gates alike returned home convinced that Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia and other Gulf emirates are far more fearful of a nuclear-armed Iran than of clashing with the Obama administration over its policy of engaging Iran.

This understanding prompted a policy review in Washington, which is still going on.

One outward symptom of a possible reversal was the sudden announcement on May 8 that President Obama had decided to again address the Muslim world from Egypt on June 4, ten days after Mubarak visits Washington. On the same day, he also renewed sanctions against Syria, which, after weeks of diplomatic pursuit, he accused of sponsoring terror and seeking weapons of mass destruction.

Washington's dawning appreciation that the rise of a nuclear-armed, terror-sponsoring Iran is the burning preoccupation of Middle East rulers, leaving the Palestinian issue for another day, will certainly make Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu's talks in the White House next Monday, May 18, a lot smoother. The clash which otherwise would have been unavoidable may now be averted.

http://www.debka.com



 


Pakistan's nukes in safe hands: Zardari

6 May 2009, 1126 hrs IST, IANS


WASHINGTON: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has claimed that his country's nuclear weapons are safe, rejecting US concerns that some of these weapons are at risk of being acquired by members of the Taliban. 

"They are in safe hands," Zardari said in an interview on Tuesday. 

The comments come two days after the New York Times reported senior American officials are increasingly worried Taliban militants could acquire unsecured weapons in Pakistan's arsenal. 

Zardari said the region is not at risk of falling into the Taliban's control. "We have a 700,000 (man) army. How could they take over?" he said. 

Zardari also brushed aside US concerns that Taliban sympathisers within Pakistan's army could help the terrorist organisation acquire some of the country's nuclear weapons. 

"There aren't any, sir, sympathisers for them," he said. "There is a mindset in the local area maybe who feel they are akin to the same religion, God, etc, etc. But nothing that should concern anybody as far as the nuclear arsenal or other instruments of such sort." 

Zardari also reacted to the New York Times' report that Pakistani officials have repeatedly denied American requests for more information on the location of the country's nuclear weapons. 

"I think it's on a need-to-know basis information," he said of the weapons' location. "If it comes up we might and I might not share it with them, it depends." 


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Chapter 127,394, In Which We Receive Yet Another Message From A "Moderate" Muslim


This is really friggin' funny, if you have a nihilistic sense of humor like I do.

This message was posted in response to Citizen Warrior's article, "A Message To Moderate Muslims":

For the "An Infidel Message
To Moderate Muslims"

The very "erotic dream" 

Volume 5, Book 58, Number 238:
Narrated 'Aisha: 
That the prophet said to her,
"You have been shown to me twice in my dream. I saw you pictured on a piece of silk & someone said(to me), 'This is your wife, when I uncovered the picture, I saw that it was yours. I said, "if this is from Allah, it will be done"

Not to be forgotten, this conversation took place between a man & his wife. 
This is whats written in 
Quran about him & this is what is recorded in Hadith as his words.

People object on marriage of a 3 yr old. What have they to say of a rape of a 3 yrs old, it has taken place already in the East & in the West. Why not a marriage of a 3 yrs old? 
What the problem is?
It might be just ones own heart creating problem even when the situation is not bad alot.


Despite the misconceptions & the allegations that the "atheist" makes on the "modern muslim".
He does pass one sensible message, The muslims are responsible, the muslims need to cut down the roots of those who picture & play ISLAM as to their desire. 
Even though its Muslims who are dying by other religions & above that they're also being blamed & burdened with allgations. Muslims actually need to cut it down. To make a stand. 
From my side, my sincre thanks to that "atheist" for the good side of the message in his/her video of 
"An Infidel Message
To Moderate Muslims
"

Peace to all 
Peacemaker066 



Thanks for clarifying that for us, Peacemaker.
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Brain Sickness

Who is more likely to blame "the Jews" for the financial crisis, (D)'s or (R)'s?

The answer may surprise you. (If you live under a rock.)

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The Pope Versus The Vatican

If you haven’t already, be sure to read George Weigel’s “The Pope Versus the Vatican,”which appeared last month in the British magazine Standpoint:

It is unlikely that Joseph Ratzinger accepted his election thinking of himself as another Leo XIII, who created the modern papacy and died in 1903, after a 25-year reign, at the ripe old age of 93. Always conscious of his health, Benedict XVI in all likelihood imagined his as a short pontificate. Thus the question of Curial reform could be deferred until he was gone, for several reasons. He knew that bold administrative restructuring was not his forte. And given the assumption of a short papacy, he probably thought it papal bad manners to saddle his successor with a long bench of youngish, senior Curial officials just getting adjusted to a new system. So he would find someone he had worked with comfortably in the past—Cardinal Bertone—to keep the machinery running, while he would concentrate on the work he knew he did well—the compelling proclamation of Christian truth to both the Church and the world.

Yet as the events of recent months have made painfully clear, Curial incapacity can impede and even damage the evangelical mission of the most intelligent pope. It was nothing short of a tragedy that a world-class Catholic theologian like Ratzinger, who had spent 50 years explaining Christianity’s debt to Judaism to his Christian co-believers, should find himself saddled with the charge that he had reconciled a Holocaust denier to the Church. Yet that is what happened, because no one in whom Benedict XVI reposed trust had the sense to find out about Richard Williamson, and because the Curial culture of the day did not encourage those who did know the facts to warn the superiors. The entire Lefebvrist mess was preventable: if the pope had insisted throughout his pontificate on competence and had taken forceful measures to rectify incompetence; if those whose sole purpose is to give effect to the pope’s will had done their jobs better; or if Benedict had reached outside the apostolic palace to take private soundings as to the likely effects of his gesture of reconciliation.

The world, not simply the Church, needs a Benedict XVI working at the top of his form and being enabled to do so by his closest associates. Whether the question is challenging Europe to pull out of the demographic death-spiral caused by its debonair nihilism, or inviting Muslim leaders to seek an Islamically-faithful rapprochement with political modernity, or defending the dignity of human life against the dangers of a brave new world of bio-technically manufactured humanity, there is no substitute for the combination of insight and institutional authority that Pope Benedict brings to the world table. Yet he now faces a crisis in his papacy, for the wisdom of his voice is being muted by the decline in his authority attendant on the managerial incompetence of the Curia.

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Imitation Is The Sincerest Form of Flattery

Huh. So we put up What is and Infidel" and Planck's Constant posts "You Might Be A Taliban if"

(oh, relax, I'm only busting on them)

You might be Taliban if:


Your home doesn't have drapes, but your camel does.

You can't have sex with your first wife until she turns 13.

You have at least four brothers named Mohammed.

You refine heroin for a living, but have a "moral objection" to beer.

You own a $500 machine gun and $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can't afford shoes.

You believe masturbation is evil but beating your wife is OK.

Your mother would be happier if you blew up into a million pieces.

You have more wives than teeth.

You think vests come in two styles, bullet proof and suicide.

You'll kill anyone that says you’re not peaceful.

You wear eyeliner but you have been acquitted at least once for murdering your wife, sister, or daughter because they wore makeup.

You can't think of anyone you haven't declared jihad against.

You consider television and video games dangerous, but routinely carry explosives in your underwear.

You consider US soldiers uncivilized for dropping the Quran but you have no problem throwing acid in your wife's face if she asks for a divorce.You are amazed to discover that cellphones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs.

You’ve ever uttered the phrase "I love what you’ve done with this cave".

Your lifetime goal is to die.

You’ve ever had a crush on your neighbor’s goat.

You wipe your ass with your bare hand, but consider bacon unclean.

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The Dome Of The Rock Was Built By Christians

The Dome was built in AD691 quite deliberately on the Temple Mount as a specific copy of the martyrium of the Byzantine Church of the Holy Sepulchre housing Christ's Tomb, and the Dome was made by Christian artisans. Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan was worried that without it, Constantine's Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre would surely draw people from Islam.

"O my little son, thou has no understanding. Verily he was right, and he was prompted to a worthy work. For he beheld Syria to be a country that had long been occupied by the Christians, and he noted there are beautiful churches still belonging to them, so enchantingly fair, and so renowned for their splendour, as are the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and the churches of Lydda and Edessa. So he sought to build for the Muslims a mosque that should be unique and a wonder to the world. And in like manner is it not evident that Caliph Abd al-Malik, seeing the greatness of the martyrium of the Holy Sepulchre and its magnificence was moved lest it should dazzle the minds of Muslims and hence erected above the Rock the dome which is now seen there."

[Shams al-Din al-Maqdisi, Ahsan al-Taqasim fi Mar'rifat al-Aqalim, 2nd ed. (Leiden, 1967) pp. 159-171.]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dome_of_the_Rock

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abd_al-Malik_ibn_Marwan
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Set 'em Up, Bartender

Egads it's been a challenging week personally and at the paying gig.

So a double shot's in order here.

Long ago my wife pointed out to me that the music I listen to cycles with the seasons.

Summer's coming. . .

Travis Tritt
Great Day to Be Alive

HEY PASTORIUS!

Here's to My Little Pony & Webkinz under foot!

This one's especially for you, brother.

Trace Adkins

You're Gonna Miss This


Trace Adkins Performs "You're Gonna Miss This" on Opry Live - The best bloopers are here

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Hizbollah Leader Says, We Are Close To "Eradicating Israel"

From the LA Times Blogs:

Hezbollah is "closer than any time before to eradicating the Zionist regime and establishing a Palestinian state," the party's International Relations chief Nawaf Moussawi told Al Manar today, just weeks before Lebanon's hotly contested elections.




And, here's more news on Israel as one of the fronts in the Great Jihad against the Western way of life.

Why are British MPs courting cowardly Hamas?
WHY? Please! Tony Blair himself was the 
go between for Hamas and Gerry Adams!

Melanie Phillips: The Final Solution


From the Palestinian ambassador to LebanonAbbas Zaki, a member of Fatah which, as we all know, unlike Hamas is the ‘moderate’ party which will deliver a two-state solution and peace with Israel:

Therefore, it is high time that we found a final, comprehensive solution...

With the two-state solution, in my opinion, Israel will collapse, because if they get out of Jerusalem, what will become of all the talk about the Promised Land and the Chosen People? What will become of all the sacrifices they made – just to be told to leave? They consider Jerusalem to have a spiritual status. 

The Jews consider Judea and Samaria to be their historic dream. If the Jews leave those places, the Zionist idea will begin to collapse. It will regress of its own accord. Then we will move forward.

... The use of weapons alone will not bring results, and the use of politics without weapons will not bring results. We act on the basis of our extensive experience. We analyze our situation carefully. We know what climate leads to victory and what climate leads to suicide. 

We talk politics, but our principles are clear. It was our pioneering leader, Yasser Arafat, who persevered with this revolution, when empires collapsed. Our armed struggle has been going on for 43 years, and the political struggle, on all levels, has been going on for 50 years. We harvest U.N. resolutions, and we shame the world so that it doesn't gang up on us, because the world is led by people who have given their brains a vacation – the American administration and the neocons.

The P.L.O. is the sole legitimate representative [of the Palestinian people], and it has not changed its platform even one iota. In light of the weakness of the Arab nation and the lack of values, and in light of the American control over the world, the P.L.O. proceeds through phases, without changing its strategy. Let me tell you, when the ideology of Israel collapses, and we take, at least, Jerusalem, the Israeli ideology will collapse in its entirety, and we will begin to progress with our own ideology, Allah willing, and drive them out of all of Palestine.

This is what the American, British and EU governments are attempting to force Israel to accept. As the man says, it’s not a two-state solution -- it's a final solution.


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