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Saturday, April 16, 2011

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This discussion I'm referring to is HERE and relates to something MR posted earlier here at IBA.

By the way, the comments system over at ABC News is user-friendly and "wide open." My comments over there link back to my site, but one can easily make them link back to IBA. Heh.

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Kim Kardashian's anger as Turkish Cosmo puts her on the cover as Armenia marks Genocide Remembrance Day

Thanks to Will at The Other News.

From the Daily Mail:
Kim Kardashian has always been vocal about how proud she is of her Armenian heritage.
Now the 30-year-old socialite has expressed her anger after her image appeared on the front cover of Turkish Cosmopolitan in time for her homeland's annual  Genocide Remembrance Day.
The day marks the systematic extermination of the Armenian population by Turkey during and following World War I, and Kim has spoken out about the horror in the past
Upset: Kim Kardashian has been left angry after her image landed on the front cover of Turkish Cosmopolitan

And, since someone brought up Kim Kardashian, here's some photos:

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British Muslims Protest Burka Ban...in France!

I think British Muslims are the most obnoxious, among those who have invaded the West. They are the ones most prone to angry picketing and provocative signs and language, the ones most deserving of a boot in the butt on their way out of the country. Why do we even have to be polite about it? Western civilization is incompatible with Islam and Sharia. Muslims need to get the hell out of the West.

This week the British burka bearing barbarians are stinking up London over the ban of the burka...in France!

Click on the title to go to Stogie's place. He has a link to more photos.
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ABC:

President Obama Issues “Signing Statement” Indicating He Won’t Abide by Provision in Budget Bill
April 15, 2011 6:28 PM

In a statement issued Friday night, President Obama took issue with some provisions in the budget bill – and in one case simply says he will not abide by it.

Last week the White House and congressional Democrats and Republicans were involved in intense negotiations over not only the size of the budget for the remainder of the FY2011 budget, and spending cuts within that budget, but also several GOP “riders,” or policy provisions attached to the bill.

One rider – Section 2262 -- de-funds certain White House adviser positions – or “czars.” The president in his signing statement declares that he will not abide by it.

“The President has well-established authority to supervise and oversee the executive branch, and to obtain advice in furtherance of this supervisory authority,” he wrote. “The President also has the prerogative to obtain advice that will assist him in carrying out his constitutional responsibilities, and do so not only from executive branch officials and employees outside the White House, but also from advisers within it. Legislative efforts that significantly impede the President's ability to exercise his supervisory and coordinating authorities or to obtain the views of the appropriate senior advisers violate the separation of powers by undermining the President's ability to exercise his constitutional responsibilities and take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”

Therefore, the president wrote, “the executive branch will construe section 2262 not to abrogate these Presidential prerogatives.”

In other words: we know what you wanted that provision to do, but we don’t think it’s constitutional, so we will interpret it differently than the way you meant it.

During his presidential campaign, then-Senator Obama was quite critical of the Bush administration’s uses of signing statements telling the Boston Globe in 2007 that the “problem” with the Bush administration “is that it has attached signing statements to legislation in an effort to change the meaning of the legislation, to avoid enforcing certain provisions of the legislation that the President does not like, and to raise implausible or dubious constitutional objections to the legislation.”

Then-Sen. Obama said he would “not use signing statements to nullify or undermine congressional instructions as enacted into law.”

The president said that no one "doubts that it is appropriate to use signing statements to protect a president's constitutional prerogatives; unfortunately, the Bush Administration has gone much further than that."

Another rider bans the use of federal funds to transfer detainees from Guantanamo to foreign countries unless certain conditions are met.

“Requiring the executive branch to certify to additional conditions would hinder the conduct of delicate negotiations with foreign countries and therefore the effort to conclude detainee transfers in accord with our national security,” the president wrote.

Another rider denies the ability of the Obama administration to prosecute Gitmo detainees in criminal court.

“The prosecution of terrorists in Federal court is a powerful tool in our efforts to protect the Nation and must be among the options available to us,” the president wrote. “Any attempt to deprive the executive branch of that tool undermines our Nation's counterterrorism efforts and has the potential to harm our national security.”

The president said in his statement he will work with Congress to repeal those provisions.

-Jake Tapper

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Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Should Be A Convenience Store, Not A Government Agency

It's easy to claim that all the guns in Mexico come illegally from the United States WHEN IT'S THE FUCKING ATF AND GOVERNMENT SELLING THEM TO THEM.

Examiner:

BREAKING: Grassley has ‘damning’ Gunrunner documents – CBS News

Devastating e-mail exchanges between a senior official with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Phoenix, AZ and a cooperating gun shop operator have been revealed by Senator Charles Grassley in a letter sent late yesterday to Attorney General Eric Holder.

“In light of this new evidence,” Grassley tells Holder, “the Justice Department’s claim that the ATF never knowingly sanctioned or allowed the sale of assault weapons to straw purchasers is simply not credible.”

CBS News' Sharyl Attkisson is reporting that the information contained in the e-mails is “damning.” The e-mail exchange is with David Voth, group supervisor for ATF’s Phoenix Group VII. Voth is the agent who infamously sent an e-mail to other ATF agents, goading them into participating in the Gunrunner project without question, or to find a different job. This column discussed the Voth e-mail here.

I don’t know what all the issues are but we are all adults, we are all professionals, and we have a (sic) exciting opportunity to use the biggest tool in our law enforcement tool box. If you don’t think this is fun you’re in the wrong line of work – period! This is the pinnacle of domestic U.S. law enforcement techniques. After this the tool bag is empty. Maybe the Maricopa County Jail is hiring detention officers and you can get paid $30,000 (instead of $100,000) to serve lunch to inmates all day…We need to get over this bump in the road once and for all and get on with the mission at hand. This can be the most fun you have with ATF, the only one limiting the amount of fun we have is you!—e-mail from David J. Voth, group supervisor, Phoenix Group VII

Grassley’s letter to Holder challenges an assurance by Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich in a Feb. 4 letter to Grassley that allegations the ATF had “sanctioned or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons” was “false.”

However, the newly-obtained e-mails – copies of which are attached to Grassley’s letter to Holder – clearly contradict that assertion.

The unidentified gun shop owner, whose identity has been redacted in the e-mails, repeatedly expresses concerns about selling firearms to Gunrunner suspects, and ultimately, in a June 17, 2010 e-mail to Voth, notes: “Tuesday night I watched a segment of a Fox News report about firearms and the border. The segment, if the information is correct, is disturbing to me. When you…and I met on May 13th I shared my concerns with you guys that I wanted to make sure that none of the firearms that were sold per our conversation with you and various ATF agents could or would ever end up south of the border or in the hands of the bad guys. I guess I am looking for a bit of reassurance that the guns are not getting south or in the wrong hands…I want to help ATF with its investigation but not at the risk of agents safety because I have some very close friends that are US Border Patrol agents in southern AZ as well as my concern for all the agents safety that protect our country…”

“Incredibly,” Grassley writes, “the FFL sent this email six months before guns from the same ATF operation were found at the scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry‟s murder. So, not only were the ATF agents who later blew the whistle predicting that this operation would end in tragedy, so were the gun dealers—even as ATF urged them to make the sales.”

Grassley reminds Holder that the documents in question had been turned over to Congressman Darrell Issa yesterday afternoon, but that he had requested the same documents back in February.

“Yet the Justice Department refused to make them available for my staff to review,” Grassley asserted.

Grassley closes his letter with two questions he wants Holder to answer:

1. Do you stand by the assertion in the Department‟s reply that the ATF whistleblower allegations are “false” and specifically that ATF did not sanction or otherwise knowingly allow the sale of assault weapons to straw purchasers? If so, please explain why in light of the mounting evidence to the contrary.

2. Will you commit to providing the Senate Judiciary Committee with documents, or access to documents, simultaneously with the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform? If not, please explain why not.

Holder, who was one of the first members of the Obama administration to call for a possible renewal of the ban on so-called “assault weapons” in 2009, using the violence in Mexico as his excuse, has until April 20 to answer Grassley's questions. The Iowa senator is ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He reminds Holder that he has not asked Chairman Patrick Leahy to "join in any document requests, consider any subpoenas, or schedule any hearings into this matter..."




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UK Developing Ties With Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

From World Threats, viaWeasel Zippers:
A delegation from the British Foreign Office met Thursday with Muslim Brotherhood officials in Egypt, a report from the group’s official English website reveals. The delegation was headed by British Consul General Marie-Louise Archer and the Relations Coordinator for the UK’s Foreign Office, Martin Hetringen. Present for the meetings were a number of prominent Brotherhood members, including the head of the group’s administrative office in Alexandria.

The report claims that UK representatives are hoping to promote more open and constructive relations between the British government and the Brotherhood’s party representatives in Egypt. According to the Brotherhood’s Parliamentary spokesman, Hamdi Hassan, the meeting was “a good opportunity to exchange views and discuss [our] view on the forthcoming presidential elections.”...
The West's bargaining with the devil continues apace.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

B.C. Muslim leader say Sharia Law is Pretty Much The Same As Canadian Law

Clue me in here. Do they stone gays and apostates to death under Canadian law? 
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Pat Methany and Michael Brecker
Slings and Arrow
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Hang down yer Dhimmi: Vittorio Arrigoni stops hanging out with terrorists

Vittorio Arrigoni, a 36 year old Italian "aid worker" in Palestine, has been kidnapped by-- Palestinians. And, depending on you sympathies, it gets either worse or better. He's now hanged to death by Palestinians.



The body of an Italian pro-Palestinian activist abducted a few hours earlier by Islamic extremists has been found hanged in a Gaza City house, the Hamas government said today.

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More at: http://nodhimmitude.blogspot.com/2011/04/hang-down-yer-dhimmi-vittorio-arrigoni.html

UPDATE -
Arrigoni was an outspoken critic of Israel, but in an interview in 2008 he also also criticised Muslim extremists for trying to impose a hardline version of Islam in Gaza.
He noted the increase in the number of Gazan women wearing Islamic face veils and the fact that young women were barred from participating in public life.

UPDATE II:




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  • Mohammedan fanatics burned sacred Hindu scripture “Srimad Bhagabad Gita” after destroying 555 years old Hindu temple complex in Islamic Republic of Bangladesh
 Srimad Bhagavad Gita burned, Srivas Angan destructed and partially grabbed by Islamists in Bangladesh.In the series attack upon the Hindu Temples in Bangladesh in recent months, aiming to frighten the minority Hindus there and to grab the Hindu temple properties within a so called secular regime of Awami League Govt. headed by Sheikh Hasina, latest feed back came to us about a total resentment of the retaliating Hindus in the nefarious design of burning of “Srimad Bhagabad Gita” in the temple complex of Sribas Angan in the vicinity of Beyani Bazar of Sylhet district.

Before this culpable act the Islamist perpetrators destroyed the ancestral deities of this “Sree Sree Lakshmi Narayan”, “Lord Shiva” and “Radha Madhav Jiu” of Achray Sribas Swami, a great Sanskrit scholar ever and the champion companion of Sree Sree Chaitanya Mahaprabhu(1486–1534), a great spiritual leader in India for his Bhakti Movement.

On 02.04.11, morning at about 10.00 am in broad day light, local influential perpetrators and land grabbers backed by ruling parties burned at least ten copies of Sreemad Bhagbad Gita with many religious books in front of local people after rampaging the whole pilgrimage complex to ensure a Islamic capture over a Hindu rights upon a temple property(Devottar sampatti). 
The fanatic Mohammedans successfully tried to destroy the relics of famous library building of Srivas Swami where a good collection of Hindu classic literatures and scriptures were the main attraction for the erudite students of the Master Srivas, across eastern India. 
It is believed that Srivas Swami started here an indigenous block print method (printing press) to copy old Sanskrit Texts. For a very unfortunate fate of the Hindus in Bangladesh all these historical and religious monuments have almost been perished into the Islamic aggression and the Government negligence.
If there are no Jews or Christiand then go for the Hindus?Read the full story here.
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“Prostitution, pot legalization could make Detroit attractive”

If you cannot make things for a profit …THIS IS THE FUTURE

This is the future of America.

Unless a RADICAL NEW COURSE IS CHOSEN.

Note carefully the way these people talk about politics and elections, and what would be 'good'

Carol Cain: Prostitution, pot legalization could make Detroit attractive, Fieger says

By CAROL CAIN
DETROIT FREE PRESS COLUMNIST

Could Detroit be the new Amsterdam — a city where prostitution and marijuana are both legalized to help attract young people and turn the troubled city’s prospects around?

Why not, barrister and occasional mayoral candidate Geoffrey Fieger said during a taping of “Michigan Matters” on what he would do if he walked in Detroit Mayor Dave Bing’s shoes and tried to address the city’s woes.

“I could turn it around in five minutes,” Fieger said.

“I’d shovel the snow and I’d clean the streets and parks. Then, I’d tell the police department to leave marijuana alone and don’t spend one dime trying to enforce marijuana laws. I also would not enforce prostitution laws and I’d make us the new Amsterdam.”

“We would attract young people,” Fieger said. “You make Detroit a fun city. A place they want to live and they would flock here.”

Fieger, who ran as a Democrat for governor, appeared with Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, who took exception to his idea.

“How does that fix the schools or unemployment or illiteracy in the city?” Patterson said.

Besides, the outspoken Republican leader added, “Have you been to 8 Mile recently?” in reference to strip clubs and other elements found along certain stretches of the road.

Fieger still thought the idea had merits.

“Don’t let any self-appointed, self-righteous person say we couldn’t do it,” Fieger added. “The city of Detroit couldn’t get any worse.”

On other issues, Fieger said he changed his mind about running for mayor in the upcoming race now that Bing has said he will run again in 2013.

“I don’t want to run against an incumbent. Besides, it would be more interesting to be governor,” he said.

When asked to grade Bing, both Patterson and Fieger gave Bing a “B” saying the job was much tougher than the former steel executive and NBA Hall of Famer ever thought.

Patterson predicted after the state law was recently changed to allow mayors to be named emergency financial managers of distressed cities that it was all but certain Bing would take on the role if Detroit came to that point.

And speaking of things to help the Motor City, Fieger said he supported the federal tax free zone idea pitched last year by former Republican U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich. However, Fieger said tax incentives in general don’t help.

“We’ve been saying here for 40 years, if we give breaks to industry, they will create jobs. But it hasn’t worked,” Fieger said.

Looking ahead to the presidential race, Fieger said the best thing for President Barack Obama would be to have Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin run as an independent candidate to split the vote against the Republican candidate, who he speculated could be Mitt Romney or Tim Pawlenty.

Don’t discount Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana as another serious GOP contender, Patterson said.

Speaking of politics, Ken Rogers, executive director of Automation Alley, appeared during another segment of the show and said when the business group — started by Patterson in 1999 — was growing, it was decided to keep it as non-political as possible.

“We decided no PACs” (political action committees), said Rogers, who has helped steer the group into seven other counties and the city of Detroit, and attracted 1,000-plus businesses to join along the way.

“Michigan Matters” airs 11 a.m. Saturday on WWJ-TV CBS Detroit. Read Carol Cain’s columns on business and politics in the Sunday Free Press. She can be reached at 313-222-6732 orclcain@cbs.com.

The new America MUST MANUFACTURE.

The new America MUST insist on free trade meaning among nations with EQUAL WORKING CONDITIONS

The new America MUST have a balanced budget to ELIMINATE the debt

The new america MUST be a net exporter

The new America MUST respect private property as SACROSANCT

The new America MUST place wealth creation as exemplified by invention and entrepreneurship ABOVE any financial machination which attempts to create more transactions to sap profit away, and spread risk to every nook and cranny of consumers, to reduce the risk to financial institutions.

We are headed towards the edge of a waterfall of unknown height, unknown volume and unknown distance to the point of no return.

Every evidence around us is as obvious as it was in 1937.

There will BE NO FUCKING EXCUSES ACCEPTED.

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Attorney General Eric Holder's Radical Agenda


From the Washington Examiner:
Attorney General Eric Holder tours the country proclaiming that he has "reinvigorated" the Civil Rights Division, compared to the Bush years. 

Reporters never ask precisely what he means. The American people might not like answer. Holder really means adopting outside activist agendas far beyond the American legal mainstream. It also includes hiring a swarm of activist lawyers to advance an outside agenda from inside the federal government.In December, the Justice Department filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against the Berkeley School District in Illinois. The school district had refused to allow a new teacher to take three weeks off during final exams so she could go on a pilgrimage to Mecca, an unreasonable demand far beyond what federal law requires. The lead Justice Department lawyer on the case says a great deal about why this case was filed.  

The senior career trial attorney who signed the complaint, and therefore was in charge of the investigation, is Varda Hussain.Hussain used to be a lawyer at the Venable law firm in Virginia. In 2006, she received the firm's Benjamin R. Civiletti Pro Bono award for spending "over 500 hours in the past year fighting to bring due process to our clients."

Who were the particular clients Hussain spent so much time helping?  

Three Egyptian terrorists held in Guantanamo Bay. Although when the Venable firm wrote its internal newsletter that reported on this award, it called them merely "Egyptian clients," here's what they are: terrorists. 

That sort of euphemism for murderous thugs who want to destroy America is needed at a law firm that doesn't want to upset its business clients about the work Hussain was doing to help America's deadliest enemies get away with murder and mayhem. She received an award for the work no less!

Other bizarre cases have come out of the Holder Civil Rights Division.  

DOJ stopped the debut of the Amazon Kindle because it was not in Braille.  

It attacked South Carolina for providing special treatment to inmates infected with AIDS. 

It demanded that Dayton, Ohio, hire black police officers who failed the competency examination.

The attorney hires have also been bizarre. Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez hired Aaron Schuham from Americans United for Separation of Church and State, one of the most hostile organizations in the United States toward organized religion. 

Founded as a rabidly anti-Catholic organization in 1947, the group has taken the lead in stopping public expressions of faith. Schuham's new job in Holder's Justice Department? Protecting religious liberty. Attorney hires like Schuham's lead to reasonable questions about the administration's motivation.

Who did Holder pick to head the unit inside civil rights to bring civil rights lawsuits against police departments and prisons? Why none other than Jonathan Smith, formerly of the Prisoners Legal Services Project and the D.C. Legal Aid Society, two anti-police and anti-prison guard antagonist groups. Hopefully America's police unions will take note of Smith's hiring when deciding presidential endorsements next year.

These attorneys are just the tip of the iceberg, but the DOJ is concealing the full scope of the problem. Pajamas Media submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the DOJ in the summer of 2010 seeking the resumes of all the new Obama hires inside the Civil Rights Division.The Bush DOJ complied with an identical request from the Boston Globe after three weeks in 2007. Pajamas Media had to sue Holder in January, and the resumes still have not been provided. Phony transparency is worse than none at all.

When Holder speaks of "reopening and reinvigorating" the Civil Rights Division, what he is really saying is giving lawyers like Hussain, Schuham and Smith high-paying government jobs where they can use taxpayer money to push an agenda shared by outside activist groups.Attorneys in the Civil Rights Division should be legal technicians, not activists. The division is the only division of the Justice Department where cases are initiated and brought by low-level line attorneys. 

Every other division is reactive, not proactive. If adopting the agenda of outside activist groups constitutes "reinvigorating" the Civil Rights Division, the next Republican president needs to deinvigorate it soon after taking office.
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Obamatics:“Sort of like what the Russians did to Napoleon when they had a dispute”


Obama: GOP tried to “sneak” agenda into budget

In what he thought was a private chat with campaign donors Thursday evening, President Obama offered the most revealing behind-the-scenes account to date of his budget negotiations with GOP leaders last week.

CBS Radio News White House correspondent Mark Knoller listened in to an audio feed of Mr. Obama’s conversation with donors after other reporters traveling with the president had left the room.

In the candid remarks, Mr. Obama complains of Republican attempts to attach measures to the budget bill which would have effectively killed parts of his hard-won health care reform program.

“I said, ‘You want to repeal health care? Go at it. We’ll have that debate. You’re not going to be able to do that by nickel-and-diming me in the budget. You think we’re stupid?’” recalled the president of his closed-door negotiations on the bill to fund the federal government until September.

Did someone say bipartisan and cooperation?

It’s scorched earth.

And the American people will suffer because certain people actually believe political victory is more important, OR CANNOT BE DIFFERENTIATED FROM reality

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Obamedy : Republicans will make US 'Third World' nation

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“Under their vision, we can’t invest in roads and bridges and broadband and high-speed rail,” Obama told a

select group of the Democratic faithful at the second of three fundraising events in his hometown of Chicago.


I live rural Maine and would love high speed rail to get me to Boston, along with the 30 or 40 others total passengers, whenever the Yanks come to town. I even have a name for the new railroad.

THE SAN SEBASTIAN LINE

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Dumb Shits

Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb

Wait. . .

does this mean. . .

WE can now hold violent protests in front of their mosques and beat muslims senseless to protest THEIR burning of Qurans?

Just asking. . .

Christian Science Monitor:

Afghan mullahs push peaceful protest in wake of Quran-burning violence

More Qurans were inadvertently burned during recent Afghan protests than by the US pastor Terry Jones. Spiritual leaders in Kandahar called a meeting to teach Afghans how to channel their passions peacefully.

By Tom A. Peter, Correspondent / April 14, 2011
Kandahar, Afghanistan

As the dust settles in Afghanistan after sustained protest over a Florida pastor's Quran burning, many residents in Kandahar are facing an unpleasant truth: More Qurans were burned in the course of their protests than by Terry Jones.

The demonstrations, which started peacefully, quickly turned violent, killing at least nine people and injuring scores in Kandahar City alone. And as protesters vandalized a girls’ school and set fire to shops, Qurans also inadvertently went up in flames.

“If they burn a shop, there is a Quran in every shop, so this is a big problem,” says Azizullah Aziz, a perfume and soap salesman in Kandahar City. “People don’t know how to protest.”

On Wednesday, the province’s top spiritual leaders moved to address the irony – and promote restraint at a time when passions are running high over the US war effort. They called a shura, or meeting, and told the crowd of several hundred people that gathered in a tent at Kandahar University how to protest in an Islamic manner.

Tooryali Wesa, the governor of Kandahar Province, says gatherings like this are important because, after three decades of war, civic expression is a foreign concept for many Afghans.

“Demonstrations and protests are pretty young in the country, especially here in Kandahar. It’s not very usual, so people have to be educated about that,” says Mr. Wesa.

Inside the tent, the mood was somber. Afghans sat cross-legged on carpets laid out over the dirt, receiving what amounted to a stern reprimand. Many looked down and thumbed prayer beads as various speakers shouted into microphones, delivering their passionate pleas for order at future demonstrations.

“One person burned the holy Quran in America. This was not good, so we came to speak out and protest, but unfortunately the police fired on us because they did not know what the protest was about,” said Maulavi Mohammed Omar, a prominent mullah in Kandahar. “Why did people burn the shops and markets, and the holy Quran? That is not good.”

Seek elders' advice

Islam does not discourage protests, said the mullahs. But, they said, when something happens that causes concern, citizens must seek the advice of their religious leaders before taking action. They added that any protest should also have clear goals.

“You have to respect what the mullahs say. If they say protest, you have to protest. If they say don’t protest, you can’t protest. They know the Islamic law for when to protest,” said Haji Rahmudeen, head of the Kandahar Business Association, in his address to the crowd.

The mullahs spoke with Afghan government officials before the meeting, but independently organized the event.

In addition to imploring citizens to maintain order during protests, the mullahs called on the government to better prepare the police to deal with protesters, ensure that government and international forces respect Islamic and Afghan culture, and stop international forces from conducting night raids, among other demands.

There was much speculation that Wednesday’s event could end in yet another protest. Indeed, all the ingredients were there to stoke the ever-present well of anger over the ongoing foreign presence. During Mr. Omar’s speech, he reminded the crowd that America was still the enemy and its soldiers are “killing our 2-year-old children in our homes.”

At an Afghan demonstration, such remarks would normally be met with shouts from the crowd and calls for “Death to America.” But on Wednesday, the crowd just quietly listened. When the event ended, few people stayed even to socialize as the crowd shuffled out of the tent, returning to their cars or bicycles.

“We are serious about it. We don’t want these kinds of demonstrations in our province. If people want to react to something, they must do it in a peaceful way,” said Maulavi Enayatullah, a member of the religious scholar’s union in Kandahar city after attending Wednesday’s gathering.

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Hey Jihadis, Eat Me!

Carl's Jr. is a fast food outlet based in California, with locations across the Western United States. They have been known to run outlandish advertising for years, once featuring Dennis Rodman in an ad campaign which declared, "If it doesn't get all over the place, it doesn't belong in your face."

Indeed. I tell my wife the same thing every night.

Check out Miss Turkey in the new Carl's Jr. ads, Fatwa included.



midnight rider butting in here.

Ok, you REALLY want to piss off the Jihadis?

Then I nominate Miss Turkey for Infidel Babe of the Week.

Her Name is Gizem Memiç.

Her resume speaks for itself.










She's come a long way, baby
(yeah, this is really a baby photo of her)


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Oscar Peterson
You Look Good To Me

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

This Week On The Gathering Storm

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, hosted by WC and Always On Watch. The show broadcasts live every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time, for 30 minutes.

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

Callers welcome!

Our scheduled guest this week is Mark Alexander.

Listen to the April 15, 2011 edition of The Gathering Storm Radio Show, live or later, by CLICKING HERE.

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The Black Cloud of Islam



From Will at The Other News:

  • Pakistan: Christian Girls Forced to Convert to Islam; Rapes, Coersion, Abuse.In Pakistan forced conversions to Islam, rapes and forced marriages are on the rise. The victims are mostly Hindu and Christian girls, belonging to religious minorities. A report sent to Fides by the Centre for Legal Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), which takes care of legal assistance for Christians who are discriminated against and persecuted in Pakistan.LAHORE, Pakistan (Agenzia Fides) - In Pakistan forced conversions to Islam, rapes and forced marriages are on the rise. The victims are mostly Hindu and Christian girls, belonging to religious minorities, complain Fides local sources. This has been a worrying phenomenon for the Church in Pakistan for some time and that the Church is trying to address, looking for the cooperation of institutions but it is an uphill battle. "The Christian girls are the weakest and most vulnerable, because their communities are poor, defenceless and marginalized, therefore easily exposed to harassment and threats. Often they do not even have the courage to denounce the violence," says a sister to Fides. The sister hides and assists the girls who have managed to escape. "But the trend is worrying: There are hundreds of cases a year registered and those that come to light are only a fraction," she says. In a society that tolerates discrimination of religious minorities, especially of women, the dominant religion and related social position are used to impose tyranny.A report sent to Fides by the Centre for Legal Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS), which takes care of legal assistance for Christians who are discriminated against and persecuted in Pakistan, confirms this issue, reporting some terrible cases that occur mainly in province of Punjab. Sidra Bibi, 14 year old Christian in the district of Sheikhupura in Punjab, is the daughter of a worker in the cotton industry. A Muslim from the village had his eye on her and began to molest her, and eventually abducted and raped her before threatening her with death. Physically and psychologically abused, the girl became pregnant. She managed to escape from her tormentor and is now back, in a state of exhaustion, with her family. Police have refused to accept her complaint and now the CLAAS lawyers are handling the case.Hmmmm.......The 'people' the Obama administration is supporting.Read the full story here.
  • Iran: Bill banning dogs from public places introduced in parliament.Tehran, 13 April (AKI) - Members of Iran's parliament have sponsored a bill barring dogs from public places because they are "unclean" and keeping pets is an "un-Islamic" custom, according to Iran's state news agency Irna.Under the bill, dog owners will be banned from taking their pets out into public spaces and in vehicles. First-time offenders will be fined five million riyals (around 4,800 dollars) and will be given 10 days to dispose of their dog.If the dog owner fails to comply with these rules, health authorities will be called in to remove the dog from its owner. It is unclear what would be done to the dog.The health ministry has been asked to enforce the rules, as have city councils and the 280-member parliament’s culture committee, Irna reported.Besides being “unclean,” keeping dogs as pets goes against Iranian values, as it is a pratice which indicates the influence of Western culture, according the 39 MPs who tabled the bill.Hardliners have moved to crack down on dog ownership, which has been on the rise in recent years in Iran, especially among citizens in the affluent neighborhoods of the capital, Tehran.In June 2010, Iran’s Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi issued a fatwa or religious edict against keeping dogs as pets, and police have fined dog owners and confiscated pets from streets and parks.An exception has been made for working canines such as guard dogs and sheep dogs.Hmmmm......Next it will be the NY cabbies who will refuse 'unclean' dogs?Read the full story here.
  • Assad playing Saudis and Iran off against each other? Syrian President Bashar al-Assad headed for Saudi Arabia on Wednesday for a meeting with Saudi King Abdullah. The embattled Syrian President Bashar al Assad, is heading to Riyadh on Wednesday to meet with Saudi King Abdallah bin Abdel Aziz, according Okaz newspaper.The meeting, according to the Saudi paper will highlight bilateral relations at the political, economic and trade levels; in addition, to discussing the Palestinian peace process and dialogue and the developments in the Arab world.Note what apparently was not on the agenda: What is going on in Syria itself.Ah, but you thought that Assad was in Iran's court and that Iran and Saudi Arabia are rivals. Well, that's true too.Iran is secretly helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad put down pro-democracy demonstrations, according to U.S. officials, who say Tehran is providing gear to suppress crowds and assistance blocking and monitoring protesters' use of the Internet, cellphones and text-messaging.Secretly?Hmmmmm......Read the full story here.
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