Monday, March 31, 2008

Phares: Western Public Must Educate Itself About Jihadist Threat

"The Confrontation", Dr. Walid Phares' third book in his trilogy on the war against jihad ("Future Jihad" and "The War of Ideas" prceeded it), was released this month. Phares has consistently placed strong emphasis on the need for the Western public to be educated about the nature of jihadism and its threat to our society. He castigates Western academics and the MSM for defaulting on their responsibility to supply the public with the relevant information needed to form an accurate picture of the Islamist threat and act accordingly. Below are excerpts from Chapter 3: Cultural Revolution in the West.

The major missing component in the Western War on Terror is undoubtedly: public action and knowledge. The man or woman on the street is strangely absent from the raging debates on the conflict... On the afternoon of September 11, 2001, one might have expected to see millions in the streets demonstrating against al Qaeda and its ideology... but the people of America didn't show a visceral anger. Lighting candles, holding cermonies, and displaying the flag showed they were touched, hurt, and concerned. But the question most often asked was "Why?" This... showed how shielded the American public was from what had happened. The dominant elites had performed a lethal brainwashing... the public was denied the truth, and actively miseducated.

The marginalization of... the Western public denies them their basic right to resist the Jihadist onslaught. It denies the public the right to obtain information and to act. Ordinary men and women in societies under attack knew with their basic instincts that their culture and their very existence was being assaulted. But they were deprived of the knowledge needed to transform their feelings, their frustration, and their real aspiriations into action -- and by their own establishment... The elite... has acted in conjunction with the terror campaign, in fact betraying the confidence of its constituency.

In a besieged political culture, where the command-and-control systems are solidly in the hands of the oil-backed (and mostly Jihadi) cartels, the only choice when survival is at issue is for the public to rise... and presssure the press and audiovisual media to end the dominance of the apologists and open the media to a plurality of views on the terror wars. The public also has to look beyond the traditional media to a new media now available to civil society: bloggers, direct news from the field, YouTube, chat rooms, free media...

Citizens will have to educate themselves on the most dangerous development of the twenty-first century and begin electing officials on the basis of their understanding of the threat and their will to combat it.

How Father Zakariya Boutrus Battles Islam

Islam's current and past history of spreading the faith via the sword.

H/T: Julian via Jawa Report

Puppet Show From Hamas TV Shows Child Stabbing Bush

Click the image for details.

Pat Condell on Fitna The Movie - Also Added: Fitna The Movie

Pat Condell weighs in on Fitna the Movie.

The Religion of Fear

Here's a transcript for those who have trouble viewing the video (with thanks to HerRoyalWhyness):

Hi everyone. Well, now that the FITNA furor has died down somewhat, it's interesting to see how many people are condeming the film and how few people are condeming the thuggish intimidation that forced LIVE LEAK to remove it.

What happened to all those people who keep telling us "I don't agree with what you say but I'll defend your right to say it ." Where have they all gone? Maybe they're on vacation.

No shortage of politicians, however, lining up to accuse the film of falsely equating Islam with violence, which is a bit like falsely equating Walt Disney with Mickey Mouse.

I'm sure anyone who follows the news would also equate Islam with violence. I know I certainly do because anytime anybody criticises Islam, they're usually threatened with violence. Islam without violence is like an egg free omelet.

The religion is predicated on violence and the threat of violence. It's a 'religion of peace' in the same way that North Korea is a People's 'Democratic' Republic. But we're not allowed to say that, because if we do, we'll be threatened with violence.

When the film was actually removed - under threat of violence - some muslims had the nerve to congratulate LIVE LEAK ' for promoting tolerance' on the internet.
I'll tell you, whenever I think about this stuff now, I think I'm in a hall of mirrors . . .don't you?

To be fair, Dutch muslims do deserve some praise because they could've reacted violently and probably gotten away with it . . .we all know that. So, all credit to them for not exploiting the situation.

But the very fact that we are greatful to them, pretty much proves the point of the film. Because, let's be clear about this, it was the threat of muslim violence that caused the Dutch government to grovel in such abject dhimmitude and to run around apologising like headless chickens before and after the event.

A spectacle which I'm sure many muslims enjoyed - and why shouldn't they enjoy it? After all, it sends out a clear message to the entire muslim world that in Europe, we won't stand up for what we believe in. . .or what we 'say' we believe in and we will be intimidated into silence. All you've got to do is shake your fist and we'll do exactly as we're told.

So, Islam in Europe now enjoys the best of all possible worlds. It's a religion when it wants to be. It's a culture when it wants to be. And it's a race when it wants to be. It gets full rights on all three counts - demanding and getting respect wherever it goes while giving absolutely none. Hence, we were treated recently to the spectacle of the Swiss Foreign Minister degrading herself and her country by putting on a head scarf before she was allowed to meet the homicidal leadership of
Iran. In a cheap betrayal of all the brave women who have been murdered by these violent criminals in the name of Islam.

The Iranian government were among the first to criticise the film too. Taking time out from executing children, again - in the name of Islam, to denounce it roundly. But I'm sure most people realize that this fake outrage is in no way genuine. It's all part of a cynical campaign of intimidation by the Islamic world to force unwanted Islamic values into Western society. And that's why, in every free country they're now aggressive Islamist pressure groups, usually funded by the Saudis, who claim to speak for all muslims, but who actually speak only for a small band of fanatical bigots like themselves - and who are very quick to insult our culture and our values as degenerate and immoral while being themselves ultra-sensitive to any perceived criticism - portraying themselves as victims, as oppressed rather than as the oppressors they are. Knowing that if you repeat the lie often enough people will start to believe it. Mr. Goebbels taught us that little nugget of wisdom and the would be authors of the next hollocaust have learned their lessons well.

Now luckily for me I don't get insulted easily on a personal level, not even if being called a racist kafir as some idiot called me recently. When somebody attacks my culture, well, that's a little different because that's an assault on my values . It diminishes my sense of self worth. I believe it violates my human rights and I think he should be prosecuted as a hate crime. It's irrational, its paranoid and really I think there is only one word to describe it - and that is civilizationphobia.

This is a word I like to use as kind of like umbrella word for a host of different phobias that manifest themselves in Islam. Including elestherophobia (sp?)- fear of freedom. Epistomophobia - Fear of Knowledge. Prosophobia - fear of progress.
Picatophobia - fear of sinning or imaginary crimes. Categeliphobia (sp?)- fear of being ridiculed. Senophobia(sp?)-fear of new things and ideas Keraphobia - fear of gaety (big fear of gaety) and the biggest fear of all of course, gynophobia - fear of women. Islam is terrified of women and thats why all over the internet, you'll find clips from Arab television where along with all the rampant Jew hating and other propaganda aimed at turning children into murderers, you'll find clerics calmly explaining under what circumstances a man may beat his wife in the religion-of-peace. That's right, a man may beat his wife. And they wonder why we don't want this stuff in Europe. If you lay a violent hand on a woman. you're not a man - you're an animal and I don't care how many so called scholars tell you that cowardly brutality is the will of god. Chances are, you've never been on the receiving end of the kind of punishment you like to dish out so freely.

So, I hope the Hindus have it right because if there is any justice you will be reincarnated as a female from a sexual Jew and then you'll find out what a pain it is having to deal with violent primitive dick heads like you.

You know, when I was growing up I never thought I would be ashamed to live in the twenty first century. I thought it was going to be a new golden age. The space age. An age of knowledge and discovery and we'd have shaken off the shackles of superstition by now. Surely we have the technology to reach for the stars. Maybe we can even create paradise right here on earth.

I remember looking forward to it. Well, here we are and what have we got? We've got Islam, a violent, seventh century desert dogma that wants to take over the world, remove our freedom, subjugate women, brainwash children, pursecute Jews and homosexuals and drag us all back a thousand years. And all we can do is make excuses for it for fear of causing offence.

We really are pathetic - aren't we?

You know, I think people living five hundred years from now will look back on this period of history and they'll laugh at us.

Well, wouldn't you?

And, here's the Fitna Movie, in case you haven't seen it yet:

What Do "Muslims For Obama" Want?

From the American Thinker:

What Do Muslims (for Obama) Want?

Richard N. Weltz

For an inkling of what American Muslims would like to gain from the upcoming presidential election or otherwise through our political processes, one only need look at the "issues" presented at the Muslims-For-Obama Web site:

QUESTION: What are issues and recommendations for solutions that are unique to Muslim Americans?

1. A Law against harrassment [sic] of a Muslim women wearing Hijab at the Airport, DMV and other public arenas.

2. Institute a Law to allow Muslim Employees to take a hours off from work for Friday Jummah Prayer.

3. Make the 2 Eid's, recognized National Holidays on Calendars with days off from work.

4. Optional Halal meals in federal buildiings, [sic] public schools and colleges.

5. Provide prayer areas suitable for Salah and Jummah, in public and private facilities. (i.e. Malls, Airports, Universities and government buildings.)

6. Organize a Muslim American group to assist in recommendations for US foreign policy affecting majority Muslim countries.

Just about the only thing missing from this obnoxious wish list for special privilege is the grand enabler of them all: repeal of the First Amendment.

It is an obnoxious list, especially when you break it down and examine what each point means:

1) They loosely define "harrassment" of women who wear the Hijab as being that which happens at airports and the DMV, which are, of course, places where people are required to show their faces.

2) A law allowing Muslims to miss work for Friday prayers? No other religion gets to take hours off every week, so why should Muslims. Islam still only represents 1% of the American population. Christians don't ask for special hours to go to Mass. Instead, Christians have Mass and other services at various hours so that it can suit those who have to work. Additionally, it is Muslim law that Muslims are allowed to make up prayers when their prayers are interefered with by worldly concerns.

3) Make Eid a holiday? Once again, Muslims only represent 1% of the population. No, we should not make Eid a holiday. It's ridiculous enough that all the calendar companies began putting Muslim holidays on their calendar AS A REACTION TO 9/11. And, if you don't think it was a reaction to 9/11, then tell me why it is we started this after 9/11 and not before.

4) Optional halal meals especially for Muslims in schools and federal buildings? Once again, Muslims make up a very small percentage of the population. Should we also provide pig's blood to drink for the Satanists among us? I'm sure many people may think that is an obnoxious comparison, and it is, purposefully. But, the point is, at what percentage of population ought we start making legal changes to allow for various religious practices? And, do we want to encourage all religious practices by making laws? Islam calls for homosexuals and apostates to be put to death. Of course, we won't entertain the idea of honoring those ideas with a law. So, why would we entertain these other ideas?

5) Provide Muslim prayer areas in public places? No. Let them roll around on the floor in public if they want to do so. If I want to pray in public, I do so. No one has ever stopped me. I am a Christian. Christians have this habit of praying while holding hands in a circle. When I have done this in public, no one has complained. And, if they did, I really wouldn't care. If a security guard stopped us, I wouldn't complain. Why is it that Muslims complain all the time?

6) Organize a Muslim group to make recommendations for policy effecting Muslim nations? Fine, as long as it is a private organization.

Storm Track Appeasement: Where Are the Palestinian Moderates?

Elliot Jager asks this question a book review of Army of Shadows - Palestinian Collaboration with Zionism, 1917-1948 by Hillel Cohen.

In the book, Hillel Cohen of the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem tells the absorbing story of the Palestinian Arabs who sought accommodation with the Zionist movement. This book answers the question: Where are the Palestinian moderates?

His answer? They’re all dead.

Read the rest at The Gathering Storm.

Why would the Iranians broker a cease fire for Iraq vs Muqtadr?

BAGHDAD -- Iranian officials helped broker a cease-fire agreement Sunday between Iraq's government and radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, according to Iraqi lawmakers.

The deal could help defuse a wave of violence that had threatened recent security progress in Iraq.

The goal is not just to defuse violence it is to rid Iraq of Muqtadr, and end violence though WINNING a real peace.

It also may signal the growing regional influence of Iran, a country the Bush administration accuses of providing support to terrorists in Iraq and elsewhere.

Al-Sadr ordered his forces off the streets of Iraq on Sunday. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki hailed al-Sadr's action as "a step in the right direction." It was unclear whether the deal would completely end six days of clashes between U.S.-backed Iraqi forces and Shiite militias, including al-Sadr's.

Osama al-Nujaifi, a Sunni lawmaker who oversaw mediation in Baghdad, said representatives from al-Maliki's Dawa Party and another Shiite party traveled to Iran to finalize talks with al-Sadr.

Iran has close ties with both al-Sadr's movement and al-Maliki, who spent several years in exile there. Al-Nujaifi said the agreement was brokered by the commander of Iran's al-Quds Brigade, which is considered a terrorist organization by Washington.

The Iranians don't want the militias who they control wiped out.

Why would the Iraqi govt agree? Why would we go along except to arrange to get out of town quietly?

The Joy Of Muslima Fashions

Note that the Al Arabiya news article cited below is dated February 28, 2008. Fitna: The Movie (a working link at the time of this posting) cannot be blamed for the outburst of "Islamophobia."

Via this posting at Sons of Apes and Pigs:


A Dutch Muslim woman was thrown out of a public swimming pool for wearing an Islamic-style swimsuit, sparking a row between pool and municipality officials, German news agency DPA reported on Wednesday.

The woman, a convert to Islam, was wearing a "burkini" -- a combination of burqa (the garment Muslim women wear to cover the whole body) and bikini.

She was asked to leave Hanzebad swimming pool in the eastern Netherlands city of Zwolle, some 120 kilometers from the capital Amsterdam.

The municipality says the pool should allow women to wear the burkini, but pool officials said it does not meet regulations and might "scare off" other visitors, DPA reported.

The pool manager said there are special hours set aside for conservative Muslim women and added that the Dutch lady chose to swim outside ladies hours to make a statement.

Discussions are still underway between pool and municipality officials to resolve the matter, the German news agency said.
What is there to discuss? Special hours have been set aside for Muslim women, and they're still not satisfied? Oh, my mistake. She wanted "to make a statement." And just what might that statement be?

But Muslimah "fashions" are not only for the swimming pool and for making statements. Indeed, according to this story at ABC News, burqa makeovers are for both Muslims and non-Muslims:
The burqa is the wardrobe of choice for many Muslim women. It is worn over a woman's daily clothing, usually covering her from head to toe. Today, the burqa has gone designer, popping up on fashion runways in the West, like at this show by Norwegian designers Marked Moskva in Norway earlier this month....The designers reportedly say they are aiming their collection at Muslims and non-Muslims.
Have a look.

Garbed from head to toe, complete with combat boots:

A camouflage-patterned burqa by Marked Moskva.
(Mattis Sandblad, Scanpix/Reuters)

Something more colorful and sporting some arm:

A model wears Marked Moskva's ballooned burqa.
(Mattis Sandblad, Scanpix/Reuters)

Show a little leg:

A crossover designer burqa inspired by Burberry 's signature plaid by Marked Moskva.
(Mattis Sanblad, Scanpix/AP Photo)

Show more leg but likely not Islamic, at least for streetwear:

A model wears this short and sheer creation.
(Mattis Sanblad, Scanpix/AP Photo)

Additional photos HERE.

So, Ladies, are you going to rush out and buy some of the latest fashions? Gentlemen, don't you just love those new fashions?

I know that, for my part, I can't wait to don the garments of submission. Yeah, right.

Islam The Biggest Religion In The World?

A story came out yesterday that the Vatican has announced that Islam has overtaken Catholicism as the "biggest single denomination" in the world.

This story was number one on Drudge, and it was at the top on most news pages.

But, it is a ridiculous story and here's why:

1) Catholicism is just a sect of Christianity, no matter what the bloated ego of the Papal artistocracy might want to think of themselves.

2) Islam is an entire religion. And, there are sects of Islam, the major ones being Shi'ism, Sunnism, and Sufism. There are also smaller sects.

Comparing one sect of Christianity to the entire religion of Islam is comparing apples to oranges, so it is a non-story.

Why do you think this story was released? It's hard for me to believe the people at the Vatican are so stupid that they don't realize it was a false comparison.

Note from Always On Watch: When the ummah hear that Islam has overtaken Catholicism, the ummah will be hearing that Islam has overtaken all of Christianity. Furthermore, the ummah will interpret the Vatican's statement as proof of the will of Allah, and the Vatican's statement will further embolden the jihadists. Indeed, the ranks of jihadists may grow in numbers.

Not a RIPPLE except among the seethers. Fitna disappears amid fear and censorship

Go ahead, take a tour.
Drudge ?

Liveleak was so worried about threats they pulled it.
Comcast has banned it from it's bandwidth and closed accounts summarily.
I never HEARD it mentioned on FOXNEWS, or FOX NEWS TALK XM & SIRIUS where they discuss everything.

What are we left with from this, in world terms, LESS than an incident. we are so stirred up with here?

The condemnation of the UN Sec Genl of the exercise of free speech as anti-islamic.
future_pak_thoracic_surgeon.jpgThe condemnation of of the Dutch govt who wanted to be seen to try to stop free speech which might be offensive
The moves by the incredibly racist OIC to get the UN to make law involving PRIOR RESTRAINT of free speech.

Silence from George Bush AND Mr. Cheney
Silence from John McCain
Silence from Hillary Clinton
Silence from Barack Obama
Silence from Tony Blair
Silence from every leader save those who condemn free speech

The news?
Aloha Airlines halting passenger service
Clinton campaign not paying bills
More muslims on earth than Catholics
Olympic Torch arrives in Beijing

Are we getting the picture?
Is the size of the job yet clear?

In this world, at this moment, avoidance of offending muslims is more important than defending free speech

In this world, at this moment, avoidance of offending muslims is more important than defending free speech

We have not even yet arrived at the point of alerting anyone except each other. The people in charge of day to operation of this planet, the mindless functionaries who want to get home to see American Idol, or the stupid strip tease TV game show on RAI UNO, who make the millions of minute decisions every day that TRULY affect us don't have a clue. They would rather shut up the 'troublemakers' and send out for Chinese than face the music. Quite human.

Fitna - A Quicker Download

Pastorius note: Here it is, Fitna the Movie.

Before you watch, I want you to know that several companies have banned this movie, the head of the United Nations has condemned it, and multiple governments have condemned it as well.

I thought we all believed in Free Speech here in the West. Watch the movie. You will see that it is quotes from the Koran, along with images of terror that Muslim people actually committed in the name of Islam. It is a documentary. It is not agenda-driven hate speech. And, even if it were hate speech, if we really believed in free speech, we would allow it.

S0, why the bans?

Watch the movie the world doesn't want you to see.

Stogie has five different versions available. You can download them onto your computer and share them with friends.

Pastorius note: Viddler took Ray's download offline. Another company banning a documentary.

I have downloaded Fitna and put it on my Viddler account. It is easier to watch (no stopping), bigger screen and is not at all overloaded as is the official site. You can also download it from my viddler account if you register with viddler and it will only take a few minutes as opposed to 30+ minutes. Go to Commonsense for the link.

It will be interesting to see how long it stays up.

Update: bandwidth now increased

UPDATE: LiveLeak has removed the video.

Original Dutch Version

Fitna - A Quicker Download - Click here to view the quicker download from Ray at Common Sense Against Islam.

Mark Alexander (Paperback)
Mark Alexander (Hardback)

Here's a list of other sites that are hosting Fitna:

AJM (dedicated server — very fast)
Bivouac-ID (French subtitles)
Czech Infidel (Czech subtitles)
Daily Motion (flagged as inappropriate — must register to see it)
Google video
Isohunt (links to torrent sites)
Rapid Share (flv format)
Rapid Share (wmv format)
The Pirate Bay (bit torrent)

Pastorius adds: And when you are finished watching that, check out these important videos:

Islam: What The West Needs To Know



And then, there's this:

Here are the next five parts:

Dispatches: Undercover Mosque, Part 2

Dispatches: Undercover Mosque, Part 3

Dispatches: Undercover Mosque, Part 4

Dispatches: Undercover Mosque, Part 5

Dispatches: Undercover Mosque, Part 6

(And, with thanks to HerRoyalWhyness) Additional links to keep handy:

Chech video infiltrating mosques: I, a Muslim

Remembering Beslan

"SUBMISSION, Theo Van Gogh/Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Saudi Publications on Hate Ideology Fill American Mosques"

and prepare for the seethfest from CAIR . . .

The Washington, D.C.-based organization purports to be a "leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding" and claims to speak for the majority of American Muslims. However, after a careful review of the history, activities, statements, and causes of and by CAIR, it seems that its primary goals are to silence and de-legitimize its critics.

To read Part 1 of CAIR exposed: click here.

For Part 2 on CAIR's Funding, click here.

For Part 3 on "The Suspect Ties of CAIR Officials, Fundraisers and Trainers," click here.

For Part 4, "CAIR and Hamas," click here.

Atlas Shrugs has a great post up with links to the Islamisation status of individual countries for 2007.

Daily update on casualties due to global Islamic Jihad since 9/11

A graphic illustration of global Jihad infiltration:

History of Religion

The geography of faith and its wars across history - 5,000 yrs. in 90 seconds.


The Jihad against Arabs (622 to 634)

The Jihad against Zoroastrian Persians of Iran, Baluchistan and Afghanistan (634 to 651)

The Jihad against the Byzantine Christians (634 to 1453)

The Jihad against Christian Coptic Egyptians (640 to 655)

The Jihad against Christian Coptic Nubians - modern Sudanese (650)

The Jihad against pagan Berbers - North Africans (650 to 700)

The Jihad against Spaniards (711 to 730)

The Reconquista against Jihad in Spain (730 to 1492)

The Jihad against Franks - modern French (720 to 732)

The Jihad against Sicilians in Italy (812 to 940)

The Jihad against Chinese (751)

The Jihad against Turks (651 to 751)

The Jihad against Armenians and Georgians (1071 to 1920)

The Crusade against Jihad (1096 – 1291 ongoing)

The Jihad against Mongols (1260 to 1300)

The Jihad against Hindus of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (638 to 1857)

The Jihad against Indonesians and Malays (1450 to 1500)

The Jihad against Poland (1444 to 1699)

The Jihad against Romania (1350 to 1699)

The Jihad against Russia (1500 to 1853)

The Jihad against Bulgaria (1350 to 1843)

The Jihad against Serbs, Croats and Albanians (1334 to 1920)

The Jihad against Greeks (1450 to 1853)

The Jihad against Albania (1332 - 1853)

The Jihad against Croatia (1389 to 1843)

The Jihad against Hungarians (1500 to 1683)

The Jihad against Austrians (1683)

Jihad in the Modern Age (20th and 21st Centuries)

The Jihad against Israelis (1948 – 2004 ongoing)

The Jihad against Americans (9/11/2001)

The Jihad against the British (1947 onwards)

The Jihad against the Germans (1945 onwards)

The Jihad against the Filipinos in Mindanao(1970 onwards)

The Jihad against Indonesian Christians in Malaku and East Timor (1970 onwards)

The Jihad against Russians (1995 onwards)

The Jihad against Dutch and Belgians (2003 onwards)

The Jihad against Norwegians and Swedes (2003 onwards)

The Jihad against Thais (2003 onwards)

The Jihad against Nigerians (1965 onwards)

The Jihad against Canadians (2001 onwards)

The Jihad against Latin America (2003 onwards)

The Jihad against Australia (2002 onwards)

The Global Jihad today (2001 – ongoing)

The War on Terror against Jihad today (2001– ongoing)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

It's Gettyburg - Maliki needs to CRUSH UTTERLY the Mahdi Army NOW

Now that Al Qaeda in Iraq has been obliterated, it is essential for the growth and security of Iraq, and for it's national identity against Iran, that the Mahdi army be destroyed. War is politics by other means, and the results of the battelfield will be the political future of Iraq.

Muqtadr al Sadr should have been at the least, imprisoned since Khoei was murdered in 2003. There is no excuse for allowing him, or his politics to control ANYTHING MORE. He represent brute force, and intimidation.

BAGHDAD (AP) - Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said Sunday that he was pulling his fighters off the streets nationwide and called on the government to stop raids against his followers and free them from prison.


The Iraqi government quickly welcomed al-Sadr's apparent move to resolve a widening conflict with his movement, sparked Tuesday by operations against his backers in the oil-rich southern city of Basra.

Al-Sadr's nine-point statement was issued by his headquarters in the holy city of Najaf and broadcast through loudspeakers on Shiite mosques. It said the first point was: "taking gunmen off the streets in Basra and elsewhere."

He also demanded that the Iraqi government stop "haphazard raids" and release security detainees who haven't been charged, two issues cited by his movement as reasons for fighting the government.

A stable Iraq is impossible with private armies. That is Gaza and the West Bank.

Followers handed out sweets in Baghdad's main Mahdi Army militia stronghold of Sadr City.

Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh called the statement "positive and responsible." But he also warned in a telephone interview broadcast on Iraqi state TV. that security forces would continue to target those who don't follow the order.

"We expect a wide response to this call," he said. "After this announcement, anybody who targets the government and its institutions will be regarded ... as outlaws."

Iraqi security forces have been facing fierce resistance to their crackdown on militia violence in the southern city of Basra.

Dozens of Shiite gunmen stormed a state TV facility in central Basra before al-Sadr's declaration Sunday, forcing Iraqi troops guarding the building to flee and setting armored vehicles on fire.

One of al-Maliki's top security officials was killed in a mortar attack against the palace that houses the military operations center, officials said.

The strength of the resistance to the week-old offensive has taken the U.S.-backed government by surprise, forcing it to come up with a new tactical plan targeting several Mahdi Army strongholds, a government official said.

The official, who was in Basra but spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to release the information, said Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki also had brought in reinforcements and appealed to local tribal leaders to help secure the area.

The prime minister, himself a Shiite, has called the fight "a decisive and final battle" and vowed to remain in Basra until government forces wrest control from militias, including the Mahdi Army that is loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.


Storm Track Infiltration: Thank You for the Check – I Kill You!

What do you get when you mix the stupidity of multiculturalism with political correctness and an appeasing heart?

You get kicked in the lower nether regions.

A FANATICAL preacher of hate has been recorded urging impressionable young British Muslims to go to WAR against our troops.

By the way – did I say that he and his family are collecting $50,000 a year in welfare payments from the filthy infidels?

Read the rest at The Gathering Storm.

Obama Marched With Farrakhan At The Million Man March

From John Ray at Stop the ACLU:

Hugh Hewitt links a 1995 profile of Obama in the Chicago Reader. It’s worth reading in full. He shares his views on black churches and the Christian Right, and he makes clear his preference for “collective action” over individualism. And at the end, after discussing his participation in Minister Farrakhan’s Million Man March:

“But cursing out white folks is not going to get the job done. Anti-Semitic and anti-Asian statements are not going to lift us up. We’ve got some hard nuts-and-bolts organizing and planning to do. We’ve got communities to build.”

It doesn’t seem like Barack had any real problem with cursing out white folks or making anti-Semitic and anti-Asian statements, it’s just not as productive as he’d like. It’s the same when he discusses the “wonderful preachers” in Chicago. “As soon as church lets out,” he says, “the energy dissipates.” You see it’s not enough to just say “God Damn America” on Sunday, you have to organize your community and get on with the damning come Monday.

Update: Since Hugh’s linked back here…in response to his question (”Did many mainstream Dems join that march?”), the short answer is no. Only two members of Congress attended, as did a couple of mayors (including Marion Barry), Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton. President Clinton gave a speech endorsing the goals of the march, but condemning its organizer.

At the time Clinton said “One million men are right to be standing up for personal responsibility, but one million men do not make right one man’s message of malice and division.” He did not refer to Farrakhan by name, but in retrospect this looks like pretty strong stuff compared to Obama’s “Anti-Semitic and anti-Asian statements are not going to lift us up.” And of course Clinton didn’t actually attend the march.

More On Dr. Wafa Sultan

From this March 11, 2008 article in the New York Times:
...[C]lerics throughout the Muslim world have condemned her, and her telephone answering machine has filled with dark threats.


Perhaps her most provocative words on Al Jazeera were those comparing how the Jews and Muslims have reacted to adversity. Speaking of the Holocaust, she said, "The Jews have come from the tragedy and forced the world to respect them, with their knowledge, not with their terror; with their work, not with their crying and yelling."

She went on, "We have not seen a single Jew blow himself up in a German restaurant. We have not seen a single Jew destroy a church. We have not seen a single Jew protest by killing people."

She concluded, "Only the Muslims defend their beliefs by burning down churches, killing people and destroying embassies. This path will not yield any results. The Muslims must ask themselves what they can do for humankind, before they demand that humankind respect them."


Shortly after the broadcast, clerics in Syria denounced her as an infidel. One said she had done Islam more damage than the Danish cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad, a wire service reported.

DR. SULTAN is "working on a book that — if it is published...

Dr. Ibrahim al-Khouli, asked, "Are you a heretic?" He then said there was no point in rebuking or debating her, because she had blasphemed against Islam, the Prophet Muhammad and the Koran.

Dr. Sultan said she took those words as a formal fatwa, a religious condemnation. Since then, she said, she has received numerous death threats on her answering machine and by e-mail.

One message said: "Oh, you are still alive? Wait and see." She received an e-mail message the other day, in Arabic, that said, "If someone were to kill you, it would be me."

Dr. Sultan said her mother, who still lives in Syria, is afraid to contact her directly, speaking only through a sister who lives in Qatar. She said she worried more about the safety of family members here and in Syria than she did for her own.

"I have no fear," she said. "I believe in my message. It is like a million-mile journey, and I believe I have walked the first and hardest 10 miles."
The above story appeared in the International section of the New York Times. Never mind that Dr. Sultan and her family are American citizens.

Legal experts:although it may be seen as offensive by some it was not illegal

nazis_skokie.jpgIn the Chicago suburb of Skokie, one out of every six Jewish citizens in the late 1970s was a survivor--or was directly related to a survivor--of the Holocaust. These victims of terror had resettled in America expecting to lead peaceful lives free from persecution. But their safe haven was shattered when a neo-Nazi group announced its intention to parade there in 1977.

The debate was clear-cut: American Nazis claimed the right of free speech while their Jewish "targets" claimed the right to live without intimidation. The town, arguing that the march would assault the sensibilities of its citizens and spark violence, managed to win a court injunction against the marchers. In response, the American Civil Liberties Union took the case and successfully defended the Nazis' right to free speech.

Skokie had all the elements of a difficult case: a clash of absolutes, prior restraint of speech, and heated public sentiment.

piss-christ.jpgThe PISS CHRIST caused a scandal when it was exhibited in 1989, with detractors, including United States Senators Al D'Amato and Jesse Helms, outraged that Serrano received $15,000 from the taxpayer-funded National Endowment for the Arts for the work. Supporters argue the Piss Christ is an issue of artistic freedom and freedom of speech. The journal Arts & Opinion describes the controversy as "a clash between the interests of artists in freedom of expression on the one hand, and the hurt such works may cause to a section of the community on the other."[2]

Sister Wendy Beckett, an art critic and Catholic nun, voiced her approval of Piss Christ. She explained in a television interview with Bill Moyers that she regarded the work as a statement on "what we have done to Christ" - that is, the way contemporary society has come to regard Christ and the values he represents.[3]

Serrano produced other similar works to much less controversy; Madonna and Child II (1989), for example, in which the subject is similarly submerged in urine, is not nearly as well known.

Some have claimed that Piss Christ violated separation of church and state.[4][5][6].

Piss Christ was included in "Down by Law," a "show within a show" on identity politics and disobedience that formed part of the 2006 Whitney Biennial. The BBC documentary "Damned in the USA" explored the controversy surrounding "Piss Christ".

Virgin dung:


Art as religious bigotry -- SOME 135 YEARS AGO Abraham Lincoln said "The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty, and the American people, just now, are in much need of one." When it comes to religious bigotry, the First Amendment, and the arts community, Lincoln couldn't have been more prescient. Does an artist have the liberty to depict religious symbols and characters in a denigrating light? Yes.

Thumbnail image for jumper10.jpgBut Fitna....????

1) AMSTERDAM -- The controversial anti-Muslim film by Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders has been removed from the Web by its British Internet provider, which said its employees have been seriously threatened. "Following threats to our staff of a very serious nature and some ill-informed reports from certain corners of the British media that could directly lead to the harm of some of our staff, has been left with no other choice but to remove 'Fitna' from our servers," the company said.

2) UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned as "offensively anti-Islamic" a Dutch lawmaker's film that accuses the Koran of inciting violence.

Moon acknowledged efforts by the government of the Netherlands to stop the broadcast of the film, which was launched by Islam critic Geert Wilders over the Internet, and appealed for calm to those "understandably offended by it."

3) Muslim countries warned Friday of strong reactions to an anti-Islam film posted on the Internet by far-right Dutch deputy Geert Wilders, though initial reactions in the Netherlands were calm.

A handful of Muslim countries had responded early Friday, with Iran saying the short movie showed some Westerners were waging a "vendetta" against Islam, and warning of unspecified repercussions.

Bangladesh also said the film could have "grave consequences", while a coalition of Jordanian media said it would sue Wilders and launch a campaign to boycott Dutch products.

The European Union's Slovenian presidency also attacked the film, saying it served "no other purpose than inflaming hatred."


Who is left to speak for freedom of speech?
What poltician stands?
What leader speaks out?
Who is against the mob?
Is this all there is to be?

Return of The King

. . . . the king of global warming b***S**t that is. Yes, it's Al Gore, and the dems may select him as presidential candidate because the other two are so dismal and absurd they cannot win against McCain.

So, the man who made a film that was so full of "inconvenient untruths" that it had to be banned from being shown in British schools, is fit to be the President of the United States? OMG!

The bloody civil war between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama has left many Democrats convinced that neither can deliver a knockout blow to the other and that both have been so damaged that they risk losing November's election to the Republican nominee, John McCain.

Former Gore aides now believe he could emerge as a compromise candidate acceptable to both camps at the party's convention in Denver during the last week of August.

Two former Gore campaign officials have told The Sunday Telegraph that a scenario first mapped out by members of Mr Gore's inner circle last May now has a sporting chance of coming true. read more


A Pigman cartoon by Bosch Fawstin

The end of Saudi Arabia and Iran....mmmmmmmmmmmmm...real

Pointed out by Michael Ledeen, via Andrew Bostom:
1) NEXT ENERGY NEWS: Massive Oil Deposit Could Increase US reserves by 10x

America is sitting on top of a super massive 200 billion barrel Oil Field that could potentially make America Energy Independent and until now has largely gone unnoticed. Thanks to new technology the Bakken Formation in North Dakota could boost America's Oil reserves by an incredible 10 times, giving western economies the trump card against OPEC's short squeeze on oil supply and making Iranian and Venezuelan threats of disrupted supply irrelevant.

In the next 30 days the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) will release a new report giving an accurate resource assessment of the Bakken Oil Formation that covers North Dakota and portions of South Dakota and Montana. With new horizontal drilling technology it is believed that from 175 to 500 billion barrels of recoverable oil are held in this 200,000 square mile reserve that was initially discovered in 1951. The USGS did an initial study back in 1999 that estimated 400 billion recoverable barrels were present but with prices bottoming out at $10 a barrel back then the report was dismissed because of the higher cost of horizontal drilling techniques that would be needed, estimated at $20-$40 a barrel.

It was not until 2007, when EOG Resources of Texas started a frenzy when they drilled a single well in Parshal N.D. that is expected to yield 700,000 barrels of oil that real excitement and money started to flow in North Dakota. Marathon Oil is investing $1.5 billion and drilling 300 new wells in what is expected to be one of the greatest booms in Oil discovery since Oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia in 1938.

The US imported about 14 million barrels of Oil per day in 2007 , which means US consumers sent about $340 Billion Dollars over seas building palaces in Dubai and propping up unfriendly regimes around the World, if 200 billion barrels of oil at $90 a barrel are recovered in the high plains the added wealth to the US economy would be $18 Trillion Dollars which would go a long way in stabilizing the US trade deficit and could cut the cost of oil in half in the long run.

2) From the North Dakota Web Site

The geological model presented by Price in his paper appears solid and is built upon considerable input by North Dakota Geological Survey geologists, samples from the ND Core and Sample Library, and the well files from the Oil and Gas Division.
A sophisticated computer program with extensive data input supplied by the ND Geological Survey and Oil and Gas Division places the Bakken generated value at 200 - 300 BBbls.


He estimated that the Bakken was capable of generating between 271 and 503 BBbls of oil with an average of 413 BBbls.

This appears to be quite serious and real.


Saudi Arabian oil reserves which are cheaper to pump are ~260 billion barrels

Iranian Oil Reserves are about 90 billion barrels


Help Dr. Wafa Sultan

Important information from Brigitte Gabriel's Act! for America, on March 29, 2008:
Help Wafa Sultan-Send a Letter to the Qatar Embassy about her Death Fatwa

We posted on courageous Dr. Wafa Sultan's second al-Jazeera interview that included a debate with Egyptian Islamist, Tal'at Rheim on the republication of the Danish Mohammed cartoons. Subsequent to the March 4th Al-Jazeera interview, Egyptian Islamist Sheik al-Qaradawi issued a Fatwa against her.

Sultan and her family have gone into hiding.

Our ally, Bob Spencer of Jihad Watch has called Sultan " a national and international treasure". Having met Dr. Sultan, we agree.

Yesterday, we received email s from Joyce and Persia expressing concerns about the lack of 24/7 personal security protection for Dr. Sultan. Note that in Holland, Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders received 24/7 security from his government with the release of his important film, "Fitna". Her safety is the equivalent of what the British government did for author Salman Rushdie when the Ayatollahs of the Islamic Republic of Iran issued a Fatwa calling for his death with the publication of his book, 'The Satanic Verses". Our government should consider doing the same for Dr. Sultan, an American citizen who is the subject of a death threat from an Islamist Cleric, Sheik al-Qarawadi.

She asked us to help her by submitting a letter to the Embassy of Qatar. Qatar hosts the 24/7 Arab language satellite TV channel Al-Jazeera....
Go HERE to read the rest and to take action.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

McCain misspeak over Iran training Sunni Salafist freaks? I don't think so

In fact I wonder that he didn't double down after he was called on it.

Mr. Gertz:
DOSSIER: Nasser Wahayshi

Bin Laden's former secretary, in Yemen by way of Iran, selecting only Western targets

Under Bin Laden, Wahayshi was taught the importance of indoctrination in recruitment. Wahayshi also understood the need for any network to be compartmentalized as well as to communicate with Muslims everywhere.

Nasser Wahayshi

  • Task: New Al Qaida commander in Yemen

  • Age: 32

  • Whereabouts: somewhere in Yemen
    Nasser Wahayshi has revived the Al Qaida network in Yemen in a development that challenges the U.S. presence in that Gulf state.

    Wahayshi, regarded as a second-generation Al Qaida leader, took a defunct organization, resurrected the Islamic insurgency and has been directing attacks against the U.S. embassy in Sanaa. On March 18, Al Qaida gunners fired three mortars toward the embassy which struck a schoolyard and killed a student and a soldier.

    I'm sure we're getting ream of help from the govt of Yemen.

    "He is smart and he is daring," a Western intelligence source who tracks Al Qaida said. "That man can do a lot of damage."

    Over the last year, Wahayshi has reorganized the Al Qaida network. The network has cells in virtually every region of Yemen and capable of attacking numerous targets.

    But Wahayshi has been selective. In an effort to avoid a crackdown by the regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Wahayshi has limited his targets to Westerners.

    And what if some kufrs are knocked off? They should be in the Hijaz anyway, right?

    Yemen is an important sphere in the Al Qaida war against the West. In a new audiotape released on March 24, Al Qaida deputy leader Ayman Zawahari called on Muslims to strike Jewish and American targets.

    "Muslims, today is your day," Zawahiri said. "Strike the interests of the Jews, the Americans, and all those who participated in the attack on Muslims," Zawahari said. "Monitor the targets, collect money, prepare the equipment, plan with precision, and then -- while relying on God -- assault, seeking martyrdom and paradise."

    Wahayshi is no novice to the world of Islamic terror. He left his home in the Yemeni province of Baydah for Afghanistan in the 1990s and eventually became secretary of Al Qaida founder Osama Bin Laden.

    Under Bin Laden, Wahayshi was taught the importance of indoctrination in recruitment. Wahayshi also understood the need for any network to be compartmentalized as well as to communicate with Muslims everywhere.

    The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan after the Al Qaida suicide strikes in September 2001 changed everything for Wahayshi. His boss, Bin Laden, fled toward Pakistan.

    Osama bin Laden speaks to a selected group of reporters in the mountains of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan in this Dec. 24, 1998 file photo. AP/Rahimullah Yousafzai
    Wahayshi headed west toward Iran.

    Wahayshi and hundreds of other Al Qaida fighters infiltrated Iran. But most of them were caught by authorities. The leading operatives, such as Seif Al Adel, were coopted by Teheran and used to order strikes against enemies of Iran.

    The Western sources believe Wahayshi also cooperated with Iran against the West. After nearly two years in Iranian custody, Teheran extradited Wahayshi to Yemen as part of an extradition agreement.

    I don't even SEE what the question is about Iran aiding or training salafists and Al Qaeda. Can there be much to distinguish between the muslism brotherhood in palestine (HAMAS) and Al Qaeda? I am disappointed the McCain rather than backing down over the idea of misspeaking did not use that as an opportunity to educate the obviously ignorant reporters.

    WHY NOT?

    By that point, Al Qaida in Yemen was on the ropes. In 2002, Al Qaida network chief Abu Ali Al Harithi, was killed in a CIA air strike in Yemen. The network sustained a leadership vacuum that nearly destroyed the movement.

    Al Harithi was succeeded by Mohammed Hamdi Al Ahdal. But Al Ahdal was captured within several months in the job. By late 2003, the network reached rocked bottom.

    Meanwhile, Wahayshi was in jail for what turned out to be a short period. In February 2006, Al Wahayshi and 22 other inmates -- aided by prison officials -- escaped from a maximum security facility in Sanaa. The escape marked the start of the second phase in the war against Al Qaida in Yemen.

    Out of prison, Wahayshi re-established Al Qaida his way. The sources said Al Qaida became a centralized organization where Wahayshi made all the decisions.

    First came the name: Wahayshi dubbed his network "Al Qaida Organization of Jihad in the South of the Arabian Peninsula." He also ordered the publication of an on-line journal termed Sada Al Malahim, or the Echo of Battles in which he called for recruits.

    "Jihad is a religious duty that God has made incumbent," Sada said in its latest edition.

    Wahayshi and his aide, Qasim Al Raymi, rebuilt the Al Qaida network and instilled discipline. In June 2007, Wahayshi was announced as the new network chief and ruled out negotiations with the Sanaa government. He also accused Al Qaida veterans of making deals with Yemeni President Ali Abdul Saleh.

    "This no-holds-barred approach is a relatively new one in Yemen, where negotiation and compromise are much more common methods," Gregory Johnsen, a leading U.S. analyst on Yemen, said. "Under his leadership, Al Qaida in Yemen has become more strident, better organized and more ambitious than it has ever been before."

    The United Nations: Citadel of Evil

    The walking compost heap that is U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had issued a statement on the short film Fitna:

    I condemn, in the strongest terms, the airing of Geert Wilders’ offensively anti-Islamic film. There is no justification for hate speech or incitement to violence. The right of free expression is not at stake here. I acknowledge the efforts of the Government of the Netherlands to stop the broadcast of this film, and appeal for calm to those understandably offended by it. Freedom must always be accompanied by social responsibility.

    The United Nations is the centre of the world’s efforts to advance mutual respect, understanding and dialogue. We must also recognize that the real fault line is not between Muslim and Western societies, as some would have us believe, but between small minorities of extremists on different sides with a vested interest in stirring hostility and conflict.

    Actually, the United Nations is the center of the Organization of Islamic Conference's efforts to destroy freedom and murder all who stand in the way of Islamic Law anywhere on the face of the earth.

    No doubt those who snivel about "Islamophobia" will accuse me of gross exaggeration. One can argue that Western New Guinea is the most obscure backwater on the face of the earth. The island is inhabited by Melanesians who pose no threat to anyone, except maybe themselves. Unfortunately for them, their primitive island (the second largest in the world) is in close proximity to the moderate Moslem state of Indonesia, OIC member in good standing. The result? Brutal slaughter of the pagan or Christian New Guinea people by the Javanese Empire, while the scum at the U.N. look the other way:

    One teenage student is in hospital in a serious condition after being shot in the stomach when Indonesian security forces went on a shooting rampage against local people in the Paniai Lakes region of West Papua two weeks ago. The human rights violation coincides with the visit of Indonesian Defence Minister Sudarsono who is in Australia to attend the East Asia Dialogue Forum. The report from the remote region of Paniai demonstrates the disastrous role that Indonesian combat troops and paramilitary police are having throughout West Papua.

    In a report tabled at the most recent session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (2008), the Catholic Office of Justice and Peace in Jayapura (SKP) reported 242 documented individual cases of torture and ill treatment by the security forces in West Papua since 1998.

    Finally, SKP found that the use of torture and cruel and degrading treatment by the security forces towards the Indigenous population was both widespread and formed a culture of violence and racism embedded within the security forces.

    Matthew Jamieson, spokesperson for Institute for Papuan Advocacy and Human Rights stated today that, "the shooting in Paniai follows the common pattern of indiscriminate violence against indigenous West Papuans. There is virtual legal impunity from prosecution for police and military forces involved in Human Rights abuses. Indonesian forces are stationed throughout West Papua, right down to the village level. The policy of stationing large numbers of combat troops and paramilitary police in every region is proving calamitous for indigenous West Papuans."

    "The presence of senior commanding officers in West Papua, such as Burhanuddin Siagian, who have been indicted for 'Crimes Against Humanity' in East Timor, reinforces the culture of violence and impunity within the Indonesian security forces."

    Meanwhile Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moonbat continues to cover for the killers. Anything less would be Islamophobia.

    Crossposted at The Dougout

    Got Fitna ? Upset at live leak's removal? No problemo.

    Get the flv file HERE and then play it.
    Spread it around,
    Upload it here there and everywhere.

    Fitna to me is simply vanilla truth. Truth can never be blasphemy, but more importantly, like sailing across the Gulf of Sidra to insist on freeodm of the seas, so we sail across other shores to ensure freedom of speech.

    As a lawyer named Goldberg once told me, ' in Skokie, by making sure the most obnoxious and hideous among us are free to exercise freedom of speech, we protect our own'.

    Well by insisting of freedom of speech among those to whom any slight is a massive insult, we protect the right for all.


    The Sound of Evil

    A Bengali in T.O.: Geert Wilders' Fitna - A Review.

    Honestly, a high school student could have produced a better Islam-critical animation. That the verses and their "controversial" meanings (when taken out of context) has been explained numerous times is immaterial.

    Oddly enough the author doesn't enlighten us with the relevant context. Perhaps he can provide a few links to resources where Westerners can learn about the proper Islamic time and place for terror.

    In fact, the only good thing about Fitna is the recitation of the said verses of the Quran. The qari who recited those verses had a melodious voice.

    I can relate. Last year, I saw a brief documentary regarding the Nazis. I just couldn't help but gush, "Oh, what sexy uniforms!"

    Ex-Muslim Making Film Depicting Mohammed Deflowering 6 Year Old Bride Ayisha

    From Andrew Bostom:

    His new animated film reportedly shows the Muslim prophet, accompanied by his child bride Aisha, on the way to a mosque to “deflower” her. Wilders’ film (and the reaction to it) may be humdrum, in comparison!

    As the world awaits the release of Geert Wilder’s much anticipated film, “Fitna,” we learn that ex-Muslim Ehsan Jami’s animated feature entitled, “The Life of Mohammed,” will also be released within weeks. Jami (b. 1985) is an Iranian émigré to the Netherlands, and member of the city council of Leidschendam-Voorburg, belonging to the Dutch Labour Party. He was one of two founders of the Central Committee for Ex-Muslims in 2007, is a routine recipient of death threats, and at one point, beatings.

    Today from Expatica (Netherlands) we learn that Jami’s animated film on Islam, which “ bound to come up against opposition. The Contact body for Muslims and the Government has already announced it will take legal steps against the film,” is nevertheless slated to be released April 20th.

    An acute decapitation prevention alert may be in order for Mr. Jami, if and when his film is shown, based upon these pre-release details:

    “Netwerk [a current affairs program] showed a drawing from the film, which is entitled The Life of Mohammed. The drawing shows the prophet Mohammed in the company of his 9-year-old wife Aisha. The prophet is on his way to a mosque to deflower his bride.”


    If you don't think many Muslims want the Western world to revolve around them, read this.

    A MUSLIM bus driver told stunned passengers to get off so he could PRAY.

    The white Islamic convert rolled out his prayer mat in the aisle and knelt on the floor facing Mecca.

    Passengers watched in amazement as he held out his palms towards the sky, bowed his head and began to chant. One, who filmed the man on his mobile phone, said: “He was clearly praying and chanting in Arabic.

    A MUSLIM bus driver told stunned passengers to get off so he could PRAY.

    The white Islamic convert rolled out his prayer mat in the aisle and knelt on the floor facing Mecca.