Saturday, August 04, 2012
Jihad Is The Way: The Muslim Brotherhood In It's Own Words
by Mustafa Mashhur,
leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, from 1996 - 2002 PMW,
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Jihad is the Way by Mustafa Mashhur explains the beliefs and aspirations of the Muslim Brotherhood. Particularly significant today are how the Brotherhood sees violent Jihad and the necessity of patience and timing in bringing about a world under Islam.
PMW has selected the following quotes from to illustrate the critical ideologies of the Muslim Brotherhood.
- "...the Islamic Ummah [nation]... can regain its , be liberated and
- "Jihad is a religious public duty... incumbent upon the Islamic nation. Jihad is a personal duty to fend off the infidels' attack on the nation..."
- "The problems of the Islamic world, such as Palestine... are not issues of territories and nations, but of faith and religion. They are problems of Islam and the Muslims, and they can be resolved neither by negotiation nor by recognizing the enemy's right to the Islamic land he stole."
To view the entire translation of Jihad is the Way in PDF, click here.
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The Muslim Brotherhood has established its own militia inside Syria as the country’s rebels fracture between radical Islamists and their rivals, commanders and gun-runners have told The Daily Telegraph.
Calling itself the “Armed Men of the Muslim Brotherhood”, the militia has a presence in Damascus as well as opposition hot spots like Homs and Idlib.
One of their organisers, who called himself Abu Hamza, said that he started the movement along with a member of the Syrian National Council (SNC), the opposition alliance.
“We saw there were civilians with weapons inside, so we decided to co-operate with them and put them under one umbrella,” he said.
Hossam Abu Habel, whose late father was in Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood in the 1950s, said that he raised $40-50,000 (£25,000-£32,000) a month to supply Islamist militias in Homs province with weapons and other aid.
The militias he funded were not affiliated to the Free Syrian Army (FSA), the main rebel movement, added Mr Abu Habel.
“Our mission is to build a civil country but with an Islamic base,” he said. “We are trying to raise awareness for Islam and for jihad.”
Friday, August 03, 2012
Hey I was just following when the economy ...
My Neighbor, the Hamas Leader
Back in March, my friend and colleague Erick Stakelbeck of CBN News emailed me a link to an article in Tablet Magazineand asked: “Hey — isn’t that your neighbor with the head of Hamas?” Sure enough, it was. My former neighbor Salah Sultan was standing right beside Ismail Haniyeh — the Hamas “prime minister” of Gaza — as Haniyeh left a meeting with Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Cairo (purple shirt):Stakelbeck knew about my neighbor Sultan because Erick and I had worked together on a video segment highlighting Sultan’s activity and residence in my hometown of Hilliard, Ohio, back in 2007. That was more than a year after I hadfirst written about returning home to Ohio to discover that I had an internationally known Hamas cleric living about a mile from my own house. Not only that, but Sultan was the religious director at the local Islamic school, Sunrise Academy, which had taken over the former public library building in town. Sultan was also the resident scholar of the newly built Noor Islamic Cultural Center in Hilliard.
As I later recounted, the Columbus Dispatch attacked me as a racist and a bigot, characterizing me as a Christianist Neo-Nazi. This after I had identified Sultan’s rabidly anti-Jewish remarks, his calls for violent jihad, his open support for Hamas, his ties to Muslim Brotherhood front organizations, and his association with international Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Yusuf al-Qaradawi.
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Did Anyone Ask Huma Abedin About Her Work With A Sharia-Promoting Muslim Journal, or Her Families Affiliation With The Muslim Sisterhood and Other Jihad-Promoting Groups?
Additionally, Huma's family is mixed up with other nefarious organizations, including the Muslim Sisterhood.
Diana West details the situation over at TownHall:
Bachmann & Co. haven't alleged wrongdoing on Abedin's part. Rather, their question turns on the process that permitted a person with close family ties to an array of world Islamic movements and figures hostile to the United States to gain the security clearance Abedin requires to serve alongside the secretary of state.
I looked over the lengthy Form 86 that federal employees fill out to apply for national security positions. One portion is devoted to an applicant's relatives, with a question about relatives' affiliations with any "foreign movement." If Abedin answered fully -- and there are stiff penalties for failing to do so -- she would have noted, for starters, that her mother, Saleha Abedin, belongs to the Muslim Sisterhood (the Brotherhood's auxiliary, primarily for relatives of prominent Brothers) and serves on the board of the International Islamic Council for Dawah and Relief, a group banned in Israel for supporting Hamas. Saleha Abedin has been a representative of the Muslim World League, whose affiliates have been charged by the U.S. government with funding terrorism. Any ensuing investigation would turn up Saleha's work with the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, where she edits the journal that Huma, too, worked on for a dozen years. That same institute was founded by Huma's father in Saudi Arabia with the assistance and long-term involvement of Abdullah Omar Naseef. Naseef was secretary-general of the Muslim World League and also founded the Rabita Trust, a U.S.-designated international terrorist organization with ties to al-Qaida.
There's more, but just imagine the light dawning on the background-checker: So, Ms. Abedin, let me get this straight: Your folks, and you, too, worked with a guy who founded a terrorist organization linked to al-Qaida, your mom's on the board of a group banned in Israel for supporting Hamas, and you want top-secret clearance to work for the secretary of state.
Then what happened?
2 Years 11 months and 1 Day
"Official" unemployment 8.3%
195,000 fewer people had jobs
another 150,000 dropped out of the workforce
Good News! because 163,000 so we must be moving in the right direction
195,000 Fewer Americans Had Jobs in July; 150,000 Dropped Out of Labor Force
(CNSNews.com) - There were 195,000 fewer people employed in the United States in July than in June, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as the national unemployment rate ticked up from 8.2 percent to 8.3 percent.
Meanwhile, 150,000 people simply dropped out of the labor force during the month and did not seek to find a job.
In June, according to BLS, there had been 142,415,000 people employed in the United States. In July, that dropped to 142,220,000--a decline of 195,000.
Similarly, in June, there were 155,163,000 people in the civilian labor force in the United States. To be counted in the civilian labor force, person must be 16 years old or older, not be in the military, prison or a mental institution, and either have a job or have actively looked for a job in the past four weeks.
In July, the number of people in the civilian labor force was 155,013,000--a decline of 150,000 from June.
The number of people who were unemployed--meaning they were 16 or older, not in the military, a prison or a mental institution, and had actively looked for a job in the last four weeks-jumped by 45,000 during the month, climbing from 12,749,000 in June to 12,794,000 in July.
During July, the number of people who simply left the labor force (150,000) exceeded the number of newly unemployed (45,000) by more than two to one (105,000).
'Real' Unemployment Rate Shows Far More Jobless
The government's most widely publicizedunemployment rate measures only those who are out of a job and currently looking for work. It does not count discouraged potential employees who have quit looking, nor those who are underemployed — wanting to work full-time but forced to work part-time.
For that count, the government releases a separate number called the "U-6," which provides a more complete tally of how many people really are out of work.
The numbers in some cases are startling.
Consider: Nevada's U-6 rate is 22.1 percent, up from just 7.6 percent in 2007. Economically troubled California has a 20.3 percent real rate, while Rhode Island is at 18.3 percent, more than double its 8.3 percent rate in 2007.
Those numbers compare especially unfavorably to the national rate, high in itself at 14.9 percent though off its record peak of 17.2 percent in October 2009.
Only three states — Nebraska (9.1 percent), South Dakota (8.6 percent) and North Dakota (6.1 percent) — have U-6 rates under 10 percent, according to research from RBC Capital Markets.
Election battleground states paint a picture not much more flattering. Florida's U-6 number is an ugly 17 percent, though Pennsylvania and Ohio are both around 14 percent, below the national U-6 average.
The definition states these workers may have gotten "discouraged" in the pursuit of a job. But, the truth is, many of these people found themselves up against the end of their unemployment benefits, took a marginal part-time job, and disappeared into the black hole of the economy.
My sister would be one of these people. She became unemployed in March of 2009. She still is not really employed. However, after her benefits ran out, she had a friend who said to her, "Hey, you know, once every week or so, could use your help in our office, filing and doing stuff like that. So, my sister works an average of four hours a week at $8.50 an hour, or whatever.
That is U-6 Unemployment.
Because of a Jewish Star of David, a Muslim in the small Bavarian town of Stein has attacked two women. As the 23-year-old in a swimming pool noticed that one of the two older ladies chain had a chain around her neck featuring the religious symbol, he first showered them with insults from the desert and then showed the Hitler salute. Then he lay in wait for the duo before coming up and spraying tear gas into her face.Nordbayern.de reports:On Monday evening two women who came to a waterpark in Stein were assaulted. A 23-year-old insulted them, sprayed them with tear gas and gave them the "Hitler salute" -- apparently because of a Star of David on a necklace of one woman....
Rush: Chic-fil-A Represents a Populist Revolt and Prelude To November
That being said, I'm not much for children being raised by two mommies, or two daddies. I think men and women both have something to bring to the table in the raising of a child. I think it is best for the development of children if, all things being equal, they have a mother and a father. For this reason, I do not have big enthusiasm for any law that will push us towards having more same-sex couples raising children.
So, you see, I'm both for it and against it, when it comes to gay marriage. I am on the fence.
But, I am not on the fence about the freedom of individuals to own businesses, and to have opinions, and to not have those opinions and businesses interfered with by government officials like Mayor Nazi Emmanuel, or his fascist backup choir of militant homosexuals.
And, you all know I really hate Obama, and really, really, really do not want him to be POTUS anymore.
And, I agree with Rush Limbaugh about the meaning of the Chick Fil-A tea party.
From Rush Limbaugh:
...“There is an explosion waiting to happen in this country. People are fed up, and this is a sign,” he said. “I’ll tell you what’s gonna happen on November 6th. Obama’s gonna get Chick-fil-A’d himself.”UPDATE -
OH, AND THE GUY WHO MADE THIS VIDEO:
HE GOT FIRED:
TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2012) - The following is a statement from Vante:
Vante regrets the unfortunate events that transpired yesterday in Tucson between our former CFO/Treasurer Adam Smith and an employee at Chick-fil-A. Effective immediately, Mr. Smith is no longer an employee of our company.
The actions of Mr. Smith do not reflect our corporate values in any manner.
Vante is an equal opportunity company with a diverse workforce, which holds diverse opinions. We respect the right of our employees and all Americans to hold and express their personal opinions, however, we also expect our company officers to behave in a manner commensurate with their position and in a respectful fashion that conveys these values of civility with others.
We hope that the general population does not hold Mr. Smith's actions against Vante and its employees.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Comics Alliance fawns over Harvey Pekar's last atrocity
...the book is also, as the title implies, a personal story about how Pekar came to view Israel in a very different light than his politically Zionist mother and religiously Zionist father.Whoa, he considers "Islamic art" worthy of attention? And presumably doesn't quote any verses from the Koran/Hadith? Okay, I've heard quite a bit about Pekar's brain then. If he considers it preferable to ancient Jewish art like ceramics, then clearly he was quite a self-hater.
There's a third part, too, a frame story in which Pekar and Waldman visit a famous used bookstore in Cleveland, grab some lunch and head to a local library branch to do some research. Everything in Not the Israel is presented as conversation, sometimes just between Pekar and Waldman, other times with additional participants who don't really do much but serve as sounding boards. All the history being packaged as casual chit-chat takes a lot of what could be dry, textbook-style, didactic material and gives it some welcome punch. It also makes it easier for Pekar to keep things moving quickly. In just a handful of pages, he jumps from the founding of Islam in 610 AD to the Middle Ages and the Crusades, hitting all the essential touchstones he needs to make his point.
This brisk format also stretches disbelief a bit, though. The idea that Waldman, who lived on a Kibbutz and wrote/illustrated an adaptation of the book of Esther, would need to learn anything about Roman rule over ancient Israel or the 1948 Arab-Israeli War is tough to believe.
Speaking of Waldman, his art here is nothing short of jaw-dropping at times. He jumps from one style to another every few pages. In the frame sections, it's Splendor-style realism, but in the history retellings he's emulating cave paintings, recreating mosaics, honoring ancient Islamic art, aping propaganda posters and telling stories in a pop-art style.
There are certainly moments in the historical parts where, as a reader, it's hard not to think, "Who wouldn't know that?" But then again, there are tidbits that certainly struck me as eye-opening, such as Pekar's explanation of the roles of militant groups (Pekar calls them terrorists), the Stern Gang and the Irgun in the formation of modern-day Israel.Though not fully clear from this, I won't be surprised if he considers Stern and Irgun and ONLY those rebel groups "terrorists" while jihadists get a free pass. Does he consider David Ben-Gurion a "terrorist" too though, since he later turned on the British as well, and by the end of WW2, the entire country was united in the belief that the British must be shown the door and realized they had no intention of allowing Israelis to self-govern? He likely did condone giving away much of Israel to the Muslim-run lands, as the British did.
Even so, the most compelling parts of the book are easily those about Pekar, his parents and his shifting ideas about Israel. As I was reading, I found myself often trying to blow through the historical summary to get to the personal stuff, and being disappointed that there wasn't more of it. Pekar's parents were clearly fascinating people. His mother was a communist during the Second Red Scare, for crying out loud. I wanted to know more about them. I wanted to know more about the leftists Pekar fell in with in his 20s, the ones who convinced him that displacing Muslims might cause some problems. I wanted to get a better conception, right upfront, about what he really thought about the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians. In the final pages, he explains his position: He wants a two-state solution in which the Israelis and the Palestinians just plain cut off all interaction with one another. He was a pragmatist to the end.I'm not laughing at this. Racial/religious segregation is a very negative concept, and it's more than crystal clear by now the so-called palestinians have no intention of ceasing their belief in jihad against Jews and other non-Muslims.
That his mom was a commie may explain why he was vulnerable to other leftists with potentially more damaging views than hers.
Near the end of the book, Pekar talks about an opinion column he wrote for The Cleveland Plain Dealer in 1978, in which he said Jewish Nationalism was encouraging a cycle of violence, and a letter to the editor responding to it. The back-and-forth really encapsulates why these conflicts -- between Arabs and Jews, and among Jewish people themselves -- are so intractable.This is enough to make me wonder if, not only does reviewer Wilson have a dehumanizing view of either or both sides that doesn't judge by culture/color of character, but if he's also the kind of man who would consider Hasidics more loathsome than Muslims with keffiyehs. Or something like that. What is apparent is that we have another disgrace running around who has no intention of researching and acknowledging the contents of the Koran/Hadith, and asking whether they encourage violent and misogynist cycles among their adherents.
One more thing: I wouldn't be surprised if the list of disagreements Pekar had with Menachem Begin didn't include how he was willing to do business with Anwar Sadat, a creature who'd served as a nazi spy during WW2, and didn't have any problems with uprooting Yamit either. Pekar was clearly a most disgraceful man indeed, as are some of the writers for Comics Alliance.
A bill in Congress for recognizing Jews displaced from Muslim lands
A bipartisan bill that would ensure recognition of the plight of 850,000 Jewish refugees displaced from Arab countries since Israel's War of Independence in 1948 has been introduced to the U.S. Congress.In the case of the so-called "palestinian" refugees, let's note though that in their case, they weren't driven out of Israel the way Jews were driven out of the ummah (and out of Jerusalem during 1948), and the Arab-Muslim countries they went to basically denied them equal rights, using them in some cases as tools for undermining Israel.
The legislation, proposed by Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Howard Berman (D-CA), Ted Poe (R-TX), Joe Crowley (D-NY), and Bob Turner (R-NY), calls on the Obama administration to pair any explicit reference to Palestinian refugees with a similar reference to Jewish or other refugee populations.
“The suffering and terrible injustices visited upon Jewish refugees in the Middle East needs to be acknowledged," Nadler said. "It is simply wrong to recognize the rights of Palestinian refugees without recognizing the rights of nearly one million Jewish refugees, who suffered terrible outrages at the hands of their former compatriots.
This no-nonsense legislation would help secure equal treatment of Palestinian and Jewish refugees."
"Jewish refugees who were forced to flee Arab countries and Iran endured unimaginable hardships,” Ros-Lehtinen added. “Their plight has been ignored by the United Nations, other international bodies, and many responsible nations. Any comprehensive Middle East peace agreement can only be credible and enduring if it resolves all issues related to the rights of all refugees in the Arab world and Iran, including Jews, Christians and others."
The new proposed bill is an important step in the right direction, and we must hope it passes into law.
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