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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Somalia: comedian shot by jihadists for making fun of jihadists

A new meaning to the stage phrase "dying in front of the audience" courtesy Islam

From Middle East Online October 30

Islamists respond with bullets to jokes of Somali comedian

MOGADISHU - Gunmen assassinated a well-known comedian and musician who poked fun at Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police and colleagues said Tuesday.

Warsame Shire Awale, a famous composer who had worked with Somalia's national army band before joining Radio Kulmiye as a drama producer and comedian, was attacked by two gunmen late on Monday.

"Gunmen killed him... we are investigating the matter and the killers will be brought to justice," police chief Ahmed Hassan Malin told reporters.

"Two men armed with pistols shot and wounded him near his house in Waberi district, he died shortly after in hospital," said Abdi Mohamed Haji, a colleague at Radio Kulmiye.

The killing, the latest in a string of attacks on media workers in Somalia, follows the murder of fellow comic Abdi Jeylani Malaq Marshale in August, who also worked at Kulmiye.

Press rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called 2012 the "deadliest year" on record for Somalia, surpassing 2009 when nine died.

At least 17 reporters have been killed this year in the war-ravaged country.

Several killings are blamed on Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents, but other murders are also believed to be linked to struggles within the multiple factions in power.

Hurricane Sandy punishment for our "arrogance"

As Bugs Bunny once said "Hah ha, it is to laugh"

From the National Post October 30 by Stewart Bell

Hurricane Sandy a ‘divine slap on the face of U.S. arrogance,’ Toronto Islamist website declares

A Toronto website that calls itself the “newsmagazine of the Islamic movement” has described the hurricane battering the northeast U.S. a “divine slap.”

In an un-bylined post, Crescent International, which often promotes the worldview of Iran’s repressive regime, called Hurricane Sandy “a divine slap on the face of arrogance.”

The website is run by the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought. Zafar Bangash, director of the institute, said Tuesday he did not write the post, headlined: “Hurricane Sandy delivers slap on US face.”
“We have a number of bloggers that put on stuff on our website but that particular writer perhaps felt that it was a slap on the face of the U.S. government and its policies,” he said.

Asked to elaborate, Mr. Bangash, who was reached at the Islamic Society of York Region, the federally registered charity that lists him as a director, said he did not believe he would be quoted accurately and hung up.

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New secular and democratic Egypt instructed by the Muslim Brotherhood to institute the sharia law

Since the new president of Egypt is (claims he was but is not now) a member of the MB, and takes guidance from its top clerics, don't bet against the sharia law being enshrined in the new constitution.

Nothing says tolerance like sharia law, doncha know.

From FOXNews October 31

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood says new constitution must be based on Islamic Shariah law

CAIRO – Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said Wednesday it is committed to enshrining Islamic Shariah law as the main source of a new constitution, seeking to mollify ultraconservative Islamists who accuse the group of not advocating strongly enough for Islamic rule.

Islamic influence in Egypt's governance is the most inflammatory issue following last year's ousting of longtime President Hosni Mubarak. Islamists have swept elections since then, and the Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi is the president — but the Brotherhood faces criticism from even more stringent Islamists as much as from liberals.

Ultraconservatives known as Salafis have pushed for firm language in the new constitution to ensure implementation of Shariah, even calling for demonstrations on Friday. Top Salafi clerics threatened to rally voters against the constitution when it is put to a vote in a referendum before end of this year, if their demands are not met.

Together, Salafis and the Brotherhood dominate the 100-member assembly writing the new constitution.

The controversy centers on the phrasing of key articles that expand the role of Islamic Sharia laws.

The previous constitution said "the principles of Shariah" are the basis of law in Egypt. Liberals favored such phrasing, which they say allows greater leeway, meaning legislation can meet the broad ideas of Islam.

Salafis wanted that changed to "the rulings of Shariah," implying Egypt's laws would have to abide by the strict letter of what clerics say is meant in Islamic law.

Liberals fear that could bring heavy restrictions on many rights and would forge a new role for religious scholars similar to clerical rule in Iran.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Muslim Brotherhood now training CIA and law enforcement

Jaw dropping.  Our national security is being dictated by the information given to law enforcement by the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization which said back in 1991 "The Ikhwan must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and "sabotaging" its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God's religion is made victorious over all other religions."

Don't you feel safe now?

From Breitbart October 24 by John Guandolo


CIA HOSTS TRAINING BY MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD LEADER AND HAMAS SUPPORTER
Over the last several years, the presence of Muslim Brotherhood (MB) operatives working inside the federal government advising our senior leaders has been definitively documented (see articleshere , here and here). This penetration of our system is shocking and constitutes an immediate danger for American citizens. The success of the MB’s influence operation from within our government is now manifesting itself with national and global implications for the security of America and its citizens.

In July of this year, the CIA hosted a 2-day training program at its headquarters in Langley, Virginia entitled “Countering Violent Extremism Workshop for the National Capitol Region.”

Present at this conference were local, state, and federal officials from nearly every law enforcement, military, and intelligence organization around the Washington Metropolitan area. In addition to the senior CIA, FBI, and DHS officials conducting the training, members of the Muslim community moderated and led the training throughout the 2-day program. Notable among these was Imam Mohammed Magid who participated in speaking about “Building Communities of Trust: A Local Example of a Partnership between the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) and Law Enforcement.”
How was Imam Magid vetted to speak at CIA Headquarters? And who vetted him? 

The ADAMS Center is a Muslim Brotherhood front organization. It was founded by some of the most senior Muslim Brothers in the United States, to include Ahmed Totanji, who still resides in Herndon, Virginia. Its website proclaims “[ADAMS] is a membership organization registered in the State of Virginia as a non-profit, tax exempt corporation and is affiliated with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).”

Imam Magid is the Executive Director of the ADAMS Center. He is also the President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the largest Muslim Brotherhood organization in the U.S. which was found to be a financial support entity for Hamas in the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial in U.S. history (US v Holy Land Foundation, Dallas, 2008). Having Magid advise and teach U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials can only be aptly described as insane. According to officials at Langley who were willing to speak on the condition of anonymity, this is an outrage - but none of the leaders on the inside seem to understand the gravity of this threat. To say the fox is in the hen house would be an understatement.

But the insanity does not end there. Imam Mohammed Magid continues to be a guest in the White House, works with the National Security Council, advises the Secretary of State, is on the DHS Homeland Security Advisory Working Group, and has received an award from the FBI. Magid continues to be treated by American leaders as if he is a friend, yet he is the leader of the largest MB front in the U.S. which financially supports the terrorist organization Hamas.

The question must also be asked – who vetted the other “leaders” from the Muslim community who moderated panels and led the training at CIA Headquarters? Are any of them Muslim Brothers or sympathetic to the MB cause?

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Tanzania: we have a moderate Muslim!

Vice President Mohamed Gharib Bilal warns Muslims and imams that hate speech which stirs violence against non-Muslims will not be tolerated.  His voice is a rare bird in an aviary full of predators, and should be encouraged.  Unfortunately he has as much chance getting his message across as he does dying from a jihadist's bullet.  Let's hope the former dictates his future and his message falls on less than deaf ears.

From All Africa October 27 by Amina Juma

Tanzania: VP Warns Clerics Over Hate-Speech

Moshi — THE Vice-President Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal has called on religious leaders to continue preaching peace, love and unity and warned those inclined to preach hatred to stop it henceforth, saying any breach of peace would cost the nation dearly.

Addressing Eid-El-Hajj Baraza at Jihad Mosque in Vuchama, Mwanga district in Kilimanjaro region yesterday, the Vice-President said the recent violence that erupted in Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam was a result of unnecessary hate-speeches made by some Muslim clerics.

"For many decades, Tanzania has not witnessed religious-motivated conflicts. This will not be allowed to happen again. Worshippers need to know that conflicts resulting from trivial issues like fighting for ownership of a mosque are uncalled for. Chaos taints the good image of the worshippers," Dr Bilal said.

He stressed that the government would take appropriate measures against the perpetrators of violence, saying it is easy to break peace but very costly to restore it. Dr Bilal reminded the faithful to read carefully the Holy Quran and treasure its many verses which teach about peace and unity and implored religious leaders to use the scripture to talk about peace instead of hatred.

"Our elders cherished peace and unity. They did respect individual's faith. It is now our turn to pass the good deeds to the future generations..."

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Beyond sensibilities; What to believe regarding Islam

In the West we have a penchant to ignore or disregard that which makes us uncomfortable.  Especially when it comes to religion, we do not take kindly to the denigration or demonization of ones personal relation with the deity of their choice.  When we hear of some behavior or action from Islam or Muslims that is so far beyond our ability to comprehend, we dismiss it as so much static.  Refusing to accept the unpleasant aspects of any situation always results in someone getting hurt, usually it's those who refuse to see the truth for what it means.

Raymond Ibrahim explains it all for us, and gives some tips on how to discern between the real and the hoax.

From raymondibrahim.com October 11 by Raymond Ibrahim

Islam’s Insanities: All Just a ‘Hoax’?

You read something immensely disturbing concerning the Muslim world—say, that some Muslims seek to legalize sex-slavery or destroy Egypt’s Pyramids or approve of sodomy-suicide-missions or crucify infidels. Your mind—exclaiming “tell me this is a joke!”—finds it difficult to accept such news. Then, somewhere from the bowels of the Internet, relief arrives. The much welcomed word “Hoax!” appears, reconfirming your worldview. All is well again.

But is it? Are such accounts mere hoaxes? Or is this just another strategy by those who apologize for Islam’s insanities—a strategy that relies exclusively on the fact that the Western mindset cannot fathom such news, anyway, and thus is all too willing to accept the hoax charge without a second thought?
Recall the news that Salafi parliamentarians in Egypt were pushing for a law legalizing necrophilia. This information first appeared in Egypt’s most circulated newspaper, Al Ahram, followed by Al Arabiya. The news went viral, prompting Western dismay. But then a cutesy Christian Science Monitor article titled “Egypt ‘necrophilia law’? Hooey, utter hooey” tried to return us to the status quo. Its author, one Dan Murphy, admonished the many websites that disseminated the necrophilia story: “Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet, kids. At least until there’s like, you know, some proof.”

And his “proof” that it was a hoax? Nothing. He even confirmed that “there was a Moroccan cleric a few years back who apparently did issue a religious ruling saying that husbands remained married to their wives in the first six hours after death and, so, well, you know [i.e., he permitted necrophilia]. But that guy is far, far out on the nutty fringe.”

Aside from Murphy’s immature tone—”so, well, you know” what?—one fails to see how characterizing a cleric as a “nut” means that his religious ruling is a “hoax”—that it never existed? Likewise, when it comes to fatwas, it matters not which nation they hail from, so that Egyptians can easily uphold the fatwa of a Moroccan, or vice-versa, because in Islam there is no “national” distinction, only the umma.

And yet, no matter how shallow or lacking in evidence, these hoax charges resonate well, simply because the mainstream Western mentality instinctively rejects, in this case, the idea of codifying necrophilia.
Much of this is exacerbated by the fact that most Westerners, including reporters, cannot independently verify such stories, as they usually originate in Middle Eastern languages. Which leads to my familiarity with this matter: I get most of my news directly from the Arabic media—knowing that it is better to get my information directly “from the horse’s mouth” than to get it from the limited and filtered Western media.

Accordingly, I am often first to expose stories that go unreported in the West—for instance, the fact that the U.S. embassy in Cairo was being threatened days before the Muhammad movie became a convenient excuse to riot and destroy (the original reason was to coerce the U.S. to free the Blind Sheikh and others).

However, those who prefer to keep such stories suppressed have learned to cry “hoax”—taking advantage of the fact that most Americans cannot read Arabic or verify these accounts for themselves.

Thus, when I documented the indisputable fact that several Islamists were calling for the destruction of Egypt’s Pyramids, the New York Times and Huffington Post cried “hoax”; when I shed light on an obscure “sodomy fatwa” which helped explain the role of intention in Islam (or niyya), Muslims and others cried hoax, including by lying and distorting; and when I reported on how Muslim Brotherhood supporters crucified their opponents, the National Post and others cried hoax.

And yet, none of these naysayers offered any meaningful evidence (click above links for my full responses). Instead, they banked on the fact that it is simply too hard to believe these stories in the first place.


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British anti-jihadist Tommy Robinson wrongly jailed, abused, call goes out for help and support in his fight against Islamic supremacism

A warrior on the front lines of jihad, Tommy Robinson has had his share of controversy, now his life is as stake and support from all corners is needed to protect in this a time of trial and terror.  Below is the continuing story, if you can help please do.  Prayers are always welcome and helpful, if that is what you can contribute.

Support freedom and the right of free speech for all humans.  Without it we are at the mercy of theological tyrants.

From Atlas Shrugs October 28 by Pamela Geller

URGENT: TOMMY ROBINSON'S LEGAL FUND
Many of you have responded to my article "Darkness Descending in England" by asking how to help. Legal funds are badly needed. Tommy's situation in prison is terrible, and they urgently need to raise funds to pay lawyers to address this situation and provide him with the best possible legal defense.
Donations to Tommy's legal fund can be made online via the EDL website here. Please, do it. SION as well as AFDI are contributing, in addition to all of the other work we are doing, This is a priority. Robinson and Kevin Carroll are part of our international team, members of SION's President's council, key players in the worldwide struggle for freedom.
Tommy Robinson (Stephen Lennon), leader of the anti-sharia English Defence League (EDL), is the UK’s most high profile prisoner of conscience. It seems that he is being treated differently as a result of his political profile. This does not just refer to his imprisonment but also to the way the British state is treating him now it has him in its power.
Following an international outcry he was moved from a dangerous part of Wandsworth Prison. However, it now appears that he is being denied his basic rights for politically motivated reasons.
We have received the following information from a reliable source concerning Tommy’s present circumstances:
1. He is still in the same clothes he went to prison in.
2. They are refusing to allow him clean/ fresh clothes — family members took clothing in but they would not allow it to be handed over.
3. He has received no mail or money from anyone and he knows his wife gave in a postal order for a large amount whilst visiting.
4. He is being refused all privileges.
5. With no money he cannot purchase razors, food etc. and is having to eat the slops provided.
6. He was arrested with £90 but at the prison when asking for his money he was told he didn’t have any. Where has this £90 gone?
We urge all concerned party members and supporters to write to their MPs seeking assurances that Tommy is being allowed his basic entitlements, especially mail which allows him to keep in contact with the outside and to know that he has support around the world (see Berlin video below).
You can contact your MP quickly and easily online at www.writetothem.com.

Thank you for your support.

US State Department tries back channel meetings with Iran

Rebuffed by Iran but still optimistic, the Obama White House thought it wise to try and negotiate with the Shia regime under the long-standing belief that everyone can be, in good faith negotiated with.  Four years later we are much closer to a nuclear Iran, and jihadist activity across the globe has increased 50 fold in the last three decades, much of it supported/financed by Iran.

By ignoring the Islamic ideology that drives Iran, the WH removes any possibility of understanding, and negotiating appropriately with the leaders of Iran.  Thus we have these clandestine meetings, never prosperous, always self-defeating.

From The Times of Israel October 28 by Joshua Davidovich

Obama offered to reestablish full ties with Iran, Israeli paper reports

Soon after he took office, President Barack Obama began a process ultimately designed to reestablish full US diplomatic relations with Iran, including a reopening of embassies, an Israeli daily reported Sunday. The initiative, part of a wider shift in America’s diplomatic orientation, aimed at reaching understandings with Tehran over suspending its nuclear program, Maariv claimed, citing “two Western diplomats very close to the administration.”

The initiative led to at least two US-Iran meetings, the report said. Israel was made aware of the contacts, and opposed them.

But Iran rebuffed the “diplomatic hand” offered by the White House, Maariv reported. The Islamist regime “opposed any sign of normalization with the US, and refused to grant a ‘prize’ to the Americans,” according to an anonymous Israeli source quoted by the paper.

The information — the lead item on Maariv’s front page, headlined “Obama offered to renew relations with Iran” — comes on the heels of reports earlier this month that the US and Iran held back channel contacts toward establishing direct talks over Tehran’s nuclear program. Both the White House and Iran denied those reports.

According to Maariv, Deputy Secretary of State William Burns met with chief Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili for an hour in 2009, and one other meeting between officials from both sides took place as well.

Included in the diplomatic incentives package offered by Washington would be, in the first stage, the opening of interest sections in Washington and Tehran, with the possibility subsequently of expanding to full diplomatic ties, including US and Iranian embassies and ambassadors in each other’s capitals, Maariv claimed.

As part of restored diplomatic relations with Iran, Maariv reported, Washington was ready to hold senior level diplomatic contacts, to agree to reciprocal visits, to approve security cooperation between the countries, direct flights between the US and Iran, and the granting of visas to Iranians wishing to visit the US.

The report, if true, would indicate a readiness by Obama to oversee a sea change in American policy toward Iran. The two countries have not had direct diplomatic relations since the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979-1981, when the Shah was overthrown during the Iranian Revolution and workers in the American Embassy held hostage for over a year. The US currently maintains a trade embargo with Iran and any diplomatic contacts are officially handled through third parties

According to Maariv, Iran also rejected the attempt to reestablish ties out of fear that the regime in Tehran would become weakened by normalization with Washington.

The meeting between Burns and Jalili was reportedly held in Geneva in October 2009, on the sidelines of talks between Tehran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany, also known as the P5+1.

Those talks, which Jerusalem has characterized as a stalling tactic by Tehran to buy time to develop its nuclear program to weapon capability, have mostly failed, despite several attempts to hash over curbs on Iran’s uranium enrichment activities.

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Teaching terrorism at NYU?

I'm not sure what to make of this.  It disturbs me that the teacher is making the students do this, yet I also see a benefit in making aware the student who would not normally think like a jihadist.  But I am torn, it just seems like a bad idea all the way around.

From the New York Post October 29 by Doug Auer and Kevin Sheehan

NYU terrorism class asks students to plot terrorist attack

It’s Terrorism 101.

A New York University class on transnational terrorism is requiring students to “hypothetically plan a terrorist attack” — and shocked cops say the outrageous lesson plan is an insult to the officers killed on Sept. 11.

The controversial course, taught by former Navy criminal investigator Marie-Helen Maras, asks the pupils to “step into [a terrorist’s] shoes” and write a 10- to 15-page paper on their battle plan.

“Some of the most notorious terrorists, including Anwar al-Awlaki, got their start on American campuses. It looks like after the CIA killed al-Awlaki, NYU is helping to produce successors,” said an outraged law-enforcement expert on terrorism.
Awlaki was the al Qaeda propagandist who studied at Colorado State University and later mentored three 9/11 hijackers, Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan and “underwear bomber” Umar Farouk Adbulmutallab.

He was blasted to hell in Yemen last year in a CIA drone strike.

For the assignment, Maras — who has a Ph.D. from Oxford and is also an associate professor at SUNY Farmingdale — instructs her pupils to consider all aspects of the attack.

“In your paper, you must describe your hypothetical attack and what will happen in the aftermath of the attack,” Maras wrote in the syllabus obtained by The Post.

They must factor in the methods of execution, sources of funding, number of operatives needed and the target government’s reaction, according to the paper’s outline.

At the same time, students must realistically stay within their chosen terror group’s “goals, capabilities, tactical profile, targeting pattern and operational area,” the syllabus states.

Given the detail required — and possibly concerned that the how-to terror manuals could land in the wrong hands — Maras warns that each page of a student’s paper must bear the disclaimer: “This is a hypothetical scenario for a university course on transnational terrorism.”

When told of the term paper, one ranking police officer who lost coworkers on 9/11 called it “the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard.”

The NYPD lost 23 cops on that dark day, and the Port Authority saw 37 cops vanish in the rubble.

“I’m disgusted,” said the source. “What is this, we have our students do the work for the terrorists?”

Sure seems like it.

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Death of free speech report: Saudi Arabian King wants UN to pass blasphemy laws

He said "I demand a UN resolution that condemns any country or group that insults religions and prophets" which, ironically would place Saudi Arabia in those exact cross-hairs.  Their school textbooks are full of hate and demonization of both Christians and Jews, thus they are guilty of what they propose.  I wonder if anyone has pointed this out to the dear King.  I wonder if anyone dares to.

From France 24 October 27

Saudi king urges UN action against religious insults

AFP - Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on Saturday demanded a UN resolution condemning insults on monotheistic religions after a low-budget film produced in the US sparked deadly protests last month.

"I demand a UN resolution that condemns any country or group that insults religions and prophets," he said during a meeting at his palace with religious figures and heads of hajj delegations in the Mina valley where pilgrims were performing final rituals of hajj.

"It is our duty and that of every Muslim to protect Islam and defend the prophets."

Nothing mentioned of Jesus, Buddha, Hindus, Sikhs, Moses, Jews or any other religion or religious entity, only Islam and Muhammad.  Where's the interfaith dialogue and the bridge-building we keep hearing about that is part and parcel of Islam?

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Dog walker gets prison term

6 months for being in public with a dog.  This is Iran and how the government spends their time  justifying their salaries.  Dogs in Iran; haram.  Killing Jews; halal.

From Mohabat News October 26

A 6-month prison term for walking a dog in Mashhad, Iran

A newly-wed man who was arrested in a Western suburb of Mashhad (Northeast Iran) for walking his pet dog in public was sentenced to six months in prison for violating Iran's anti-pet laws.

Mohabat News ) - But an Appeals court suspended the prison term for two years subject to probation and parole. Anti pet-ownership laws in urban areas of Iran are said to be rooted in religious edicts, health concerns and (Anti-Westernization) cultural norms.

Islamic Euro-fascism on full boil in Sweden

I have posted many stories about the decline of Sweden in the last few years, and in that time Islam has taken over cities such as Malmo and have exerted their power and control into Swedish society at an alarming rate, and all with the help and support of what can only be called neo-fascists.  Europe has been in decline for decades due to Muslim immigration, and the rage and violence seen here is just another embodiment of Islamic supremacy over historic culture.

Love live Sweden.

From FrontPageMag October 29 by Bruce Bawer

Anti-Wilders Mob Goes Mad

The other day I wrote here about a Norwegian TV documentary – to use the term very loosely – in which Robert Spencer, the consummate Islam critic and expert, was expertly demonized. The program showed him in Stockholm last summer, addressing an outdoor audience from a platform. While he stood there in suit and tie, his demeanor entirely calm and reasonable, and delivered his talk – or tried to – a violent mob a few feet away spewed out its venom: “Fucking racists! No racists in our streets!”

Meanwhile a small army of riot police struggled to hold them back. It was not easy.

To look at those faces twisted with hatred – those human beings transformed into ferocious beasts, filled with savage indignation and, by all indications, prepared to tear their fellowman limb from limb – was to stare into the very heart of contemporary Europe’s darkness. It’s one thing to read about the history of Europe from the storming of the Bastille to the present day; it’s another thing to see the most cataclysmic, psychopathic turning points of the last couple of centuries vividly mirrored, as it were, before one’s eyes.
How different were those faces in Stockholm, after all, from the faces one might have seen in the streets of Paris during the Reign of Terror? This mob rage didn’t come from nowhere: it’s the product of history. Those rioters in Stockholm were the descendants of Robespierre and the enragĂ©s, the heirs to their unquenchable bloodthirstiness; and the rage in their eyes was testimony to the enduring destructive power of pure fanatical ideology, which, time and again since 1789, has turned Europe into a madhouse.

Looking into the eyes of those protesters, one could scarcely doubt that if they could push their way past those cops and get their hands on Spencer, they’d do as much harm to him as they could. And yet, remarkably, while Frode Nielsen, the “journalist” who made this “documentary,” didn’t try to hide these people’s violence from us, he didn’t breathe so much as a word in condemnation of it. On the contrary: if silence betokens approval, he approved. Indeed, even as we watched those rioters raging rabidly at Spencer, Nielsen took pains to spell out for us who the real extremist was – Spencer, naturally.

Needless to say, if Nielsen had paused for just two or three minutes to provide an honest overview of Spencer’s work, the whole premise of his documentary would’ve come crashing down; it would’ve become clear to every viewer that Spencer is the very opposite of what Nielsen, and those rioters, would have us believe. Yet that wasn’t what Nielsen wanted; he wanted his viewers to see Spencer as a force for evil. And he apparently wanted them to understand, too, that those barbaric demonstrators were the Good Guys – decent, delicate souls who’d been driven to extreme conduct by a vile American provocateur. If they were capable of violence, it was violence in the name of virtue.

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Tunisia: Salafi jihadists chop off four fingers, alcohol involved

Photo; SFweekly.com



In the West, alcohol plays a significant role in damaged body parts, usually also involving guns.  In Islamic countries alcohol also plays a role in damaging bodies, except with Islam it is the use, manufacture or distribution of alcohol that is the cause of lost limbs.  In the new secular and democratic Tunisia we see how this new libertarian belief has worked out so far.

Not well, not well at all.

From ANSAmed October 29

Tunisia: Salafist Extremist Attack Alcohol Sellers
(ANSAmed) - Rome, 29 October - An alcohol beverages seller was attacked in La Manouba by a group of Salafist extremists, who cut off four of his fingers.

The incident supposedly happened on Saturday night, with attacks culminating with an attack of a National Guard official, who was allegedly hit on the head with a large knife and is in serious conditions, according to the Arab site, Assabah News.

According to the site the alcohol salesman was transferred to the capital's Charles Nicole hospital. He successively refused to lay charges on his aggressors, stating that he preferred to resolve the matter "his own way".

Clashes between Salafist Muslims, which are now acting as the "religious police" , and alcohol sellers are continuing in Douar Hicher, according to Security sources.

Pakistan follows Saudi lead, inculcates schoolkids to hate non-Muslims

And we continue to send billions in jizya to Pakistan, believing that the next dollar will solve the problem.

From News Track India October 25

'Hate content against religious minorities rampant in school textbooks across Pakistan'

Islamabad, Oct. 25 (ANI): Textbooks used in Pakistan's schools include factual errors and hate content, which fuels the increasing levels of intolerance and extremism in the society, according to education experts.

According to the experts, the government, civil society, education experts and citizens need to contribute to a serious process of curriculum and textbook reform to help combat the growing levels of intolerance and violence towards minority groups in society, reports the Daily Times.

These views were presented by the experts during a discussion on curriculum development and textbook reform in Pakistan, organised by the Jinnah Institute in collaboration with the National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP) in Islamabad.

"We need to find a balance between civil society and government initiatives so that important and innovative solutions to curriculum-related issues can be implemented," said Raza Rumi, Director of Policy and Programmes at the Jinnah Institute.

Peter Jacob, NCJP Executive Director, said such material not only negatively impacts the minds of the majority Muslim students, but also harms the education and growth of non-Muslim students.

You think?

" Hate speech is the precursor to genocide. First you get to hate and then you kill. This makes peaceful coexistence difficult, if not impossible"

Will anyone call out the Saudis for teaching their schoolkids this very idea?  Some people are, with little results and yet for years the Saudis have promised to change their textbooks and nothing has happened.  What does this say about our supposed friends in Saudi Arabia?

From The Daily Beast October 17

Saudi Textbooks Incite Hate, Say Leaders in American Publishing

As current and former heads of major American publishing houses, we know the value of words. They inform actions and shape the world views of all, especially children. We are writing to express our profound disappointment that the Saudi government continues to print textbooks inciting hatred and violence against religious minorities.
A ninth-grade textbook published by the Ministry of Education states, “The Jews and the Christians are enemies of the believers, and they cannot approve of Muslims.” An eighth-grade textbook says, “The Apes are the people of the Sabbath, the Jews; and the Swine are the infidels of the communion of Jesus, the Christians.” These are just two examples of a long list of hate-filled passages.
Children who are indoctrinated with such hatred are susceptible to engage in bigotry and even violence. Hate speech is the precursor to genocide. First you get to hate and then you kill. This makes peaceful coexistence difficult, if not impossible....

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

The horror of Gaza under Israeli occupation

We hear the stories and do not want to believe what we hear.  How the refugees suffer greatly under the heel of those evil Zionists.  The concentration camp atmosphere and lack of basic services.  The squalor and deprivations are unmatched except in the context of Nazi Germany.  We hear this, and yet we also have this video below.  A tourist film from 2011, touting the joys and fun of a vacation to Gaza.  Amazing that with all their hardship at the hands of the Jews they still find time to but gold and take their kids to the local amusement park.

From the American Thinker October 26

Gaza - It May Not Be What You Think...

Gaza has everything for your next vacation -- beaches, kids attractions, fine dining, shopping malls, open markets and more...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights calls for speech restrictions

Again and again the barbarians are trying to breech the portcullis and storm the castle.  Vigilance and a strong defense is called for at all times.  We must never let them win.

From UPI October 24

Pillay: Hatred, free speech don't mix

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A top human rights official said from U.N. headquarters that world leaders need to find ways to ensure freedom of expression doesn't equate to violence.

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said there are signs of growing tensions between freedom of expression and religion.

"I have publicly regretted or condemned various displays of religious hatred or bigotry and have also consistently urged religious and political leaders to condemn the violence, including the loss of life that has taken place in reaction to such incidents in various parts of the world," she said.

Opposition in the Middle East and North Africa to an anti-Islamic film produced in the United States turned violent, sparking widespread travel warnings and advisories from the U.S. government.

Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kyung Wha-kang told officials in Morocco this week that incidents like last month's attack in Libya in which a U.S. ambassador was killed have sounded "alarm bells about the level of hatred and cynicism that has permeated the minds of thoughtless or extremist elements in societies."

Sharia in Australia: man whipped 40 times for drinking after converting to Islam

Afterwards, his attackers told him "I did it because I love you. Next time you think of picking up a drink, you will remember this pain"

Not what AA recommends, but Muhammad does.

From the Sydney Morning Herald October 22

'I did it because I love you ... you will remember this pain': lashing a punishment for drinking alcohol, court hears

A Muslim man who was whipped 40 times for drinking alcohol was told to remember the pain next time he thought of picking up a drink, a Sydney magistrate has been told.

Zakaryah Raad, 21, Tolga Cifci, 21, Wassim Fayad, 44, and Cengiz Coskun, 22, faced Burwood Local Court today charged with lashing Christian Martinez, 31, with an electric cable as punishment under sharia for drinking alcohol.

The four men have pleaded not guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and stealing CCTV footage from Mr Martinez's apartment in Silverwater, in Sydney's west, in the early hours of July 17 last year.

The court heard Fayad, also known as Fadi Alemaddin, carried out the alleged whipping while the three other men held Mr Martinez down on his bed.
Fayad had become Mr Martinez's "spiritual leader" after he converted to Islam before the alleged incident, prosecutor Sevinch Morkaya said.

Mr Martinez called Fayad on the evening of the alleged event, saying he needed help after he had drunk alcohol, the court was told.

"It means I'm going to tie you up, brother," Fayad allegedly replied.

The court heard the four men then went to Mr Martinez's apartment and carried out the whipping, pausing twice to allow Mr Martinez to vomit.

After the 40 lashes were administered, Fayad told Mr Martinez: "I did it because I love you. Next time you think of picking up a drink, you will remember this pain", Ms Morkaya said.

Ms Morkaya said the court hearing was not about the Islamic faith.

Instead, it was about the "imposing of their view of sharia law", she said.

Sharia IS Islam and there is no "their view" of sharia law, it is what it is, as per Muhammad and the Qur'an, but Morkaya will not address that issue, as that would be Islamophobic.

Israel: IDF arrest "Palestinian" crossing from Jerusalem with eight "pipe bombs of peace"

The refugees really want peace, isn't that what we are told by our President and the lapdog media?  These eight pipe bombs were surely just gifts for the innocent and peaceful people of Israel, right?

Right?

From Arutz Sheva October 23 by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

IDF Nabs PA Terrorist with 8 Pipe Bombs

Border Police prevented a large-scale terrorist attack Tuesday by nabbing a Palestinian Authority terrorist with eight pipe bombs at the Kalandia checkpoint on the northern edge of Jerusalem, near Pisgat Ze’ev.

The pipe bombs were fully assembled and ready for use against Israeli civilians and soldiers.

The 20-year-old terrorist was turned over to police for further investigation...

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Afghanistan: husband murders wife for wanting a job

And you think the glass ceiling here in the US is tough to crack.

From the Denver Post October 22 by Rahim Faiez

Afghan police say man killed wife for wanting job

KABUL, Afghanistan—A man in a western Afghan city has confessed to stabbing his wife to death to prevent her from taking a job outside the home, police said Monday.

Mohammad Anwar, who was arrested in the provincial capital for the murder, said he killed his wife during an argument over whether she should work at private company in the city, Herat province police spokesman Noor Khan Nekzad said.

The woman's relatives disputed the account, saying her husband was a drug addict who killed his wife because she refused to give him money.

The killing comes less than two weeks after a woman was beheaded in the same city for refusing alleged demands by her in-laws to engage in prostitution.

Human rights activists say they are worried such incidents will become more common as Western forces who helped women gain rights in the conservative country draw down. Under Taliban rule, women were banned from leaving the home unless they had a male relative as an escort and wore a burqa robe that covered their faces and bodies.

Despite guaranteed rights and progressive new laws, the U.N. still ranks Afghanistan as one of the world's worst countries when it comes to women's rights.

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8,000yr old Morocco carvings destroyed by Islam

Like the now gone Buddhas at Bamiyan, these ancient carvings represented an insult to Islam, and thus had to be destroyed.  As Islam marches across the world stage, we will lose more of these irreplaceable human artifacts.

From AFP/Google October 17

Salafists destroy ancient Morocco carvings: NGO
Site of carvings at Yakour Plain, Morocco

RABAT — Stone carvings in Morocco's High Atlas mountains dating back more than 8,000 years and depicting the sun as a pagan divinity have been destroyed by Salafists, a local rights group said on Wednesday.

"These stone carvings of the sun are more than 8,000 years old. They were destroyed several days ago," Aboubakr Anghir, a member of the Amazigh (Berber) League for Human Rights, told AFP.

"One of the carvings, called 'the plaque of the sun,' predates the arrival of the Phoenicians in Morocco," Anghir said.

"It lies in a well-known archaeological site in the Yakour plain south of Marrakesh, 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Mount Toubkal."

"There are several Salafist groups active in the region and it's not the first time these pre-Islamic sites have been attacked. We have sent a message to the ministry of culture, but have not yet received a reply," he added.

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Nigerian Update: October 23

Here we go again.  Over 30 murdered, many wounded and the death toll from Islam since 2009 has now passed 2,800.

Welcome to 21st century Islam.

From BosNewsLife October 21 by Paul Jongas

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Militants Attack Church And Other Targets; Dozens Killed
ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- At least hundreds of residents began fleeing northeastern Nigeria Sunday, October 21, after three days of Islamic attacks against churches and other targets left dozens dead.

Among the churches hit by suspected fighters of the militant Boko Haram group since Thursday, October 18, was an evangelical congregation in Nigeria's troubled Borno State.

Reporters said gunmen attacked the building of the Church of Brethren in Nigeria in Atagara village in the Gwoza area, killing at least two people.

The entire church was reportedly set ablaze as part of a wider Islamic campaign in the state that also included the killing of a Chinese engineer and three colleagues.

CHURCH TORCHED

At least one church was also torched by militants in the northeastern city of Potiskum, where at least 31 people died in the last three days, including one or more policemen, according to refugees and reporters.

Most churches were closed in Potiskum on Sunday, October 21, as worshipers stayed away amid fears of more anti-Christian violence, residents said.

"Christian residents stayed home for safety reasons," French news agency AFP quoted resident Bukar Kolo as saying. "A church was also burnt in the attacks and people are afraid to go for [a] Sunday church service for fear of [a] possible attack," he said.

It was not immediately clear how many Christians were among the dead and injured in Potiskum, but witnesses said that besides the church many other properties were destroyed.

HIGHER DEATH TOLL?

Residents said the toll could be higher than the reported 31 killed in Potiskum, as some relatives had taken some bodies from the streets for burial.

Boko Haram, which means 'Western Education is a Sin', has been fighting for an Islamic state in especially central and northern Nigeria, where the group has demanded that Christians leave the area.

The militant campaign and the military response are believed to have left more than 2,800 people dead since 2009.

White House knew Benghazi attack was jihad 2 hours in

Obama lied and people died.

From Reuters October 23 by Mark Hosenball

White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails

(Reuters) - Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.

The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.

The brief emails also show how U.S. diplomats described the attack, even as it was still under way, to Washington.

U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Benghazi assault, which President Barack Obama and other U.S. officials ultimately acknowledged was a "terrorist" attack carried out by militants with suspected links to al Qaeda affiliates or sympathizers.

Administration spokesmen, including White House spokesman Jay Carney, citing an unclassified assessment prepared by the CIA, maintained for days that the attacks likely were a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim film.

While officials did mention the possible involvement of "extremists," they did not lay blame on any specific militant groups or possible links to al Qaeda or its affiliates until intelligence officials publicly alleged that on September 28.
There were indications that extremists with possible al Qaeda connections were involved, but also evidence that the attacks could have erupted spontaneously, they said, adding that government experts wanted to be cautious about pointing fingers prematurely.

U.S. intelligence officials have emphasized since shortly after the attack that early intelligence reporting about the attack was mixed.

Spokesmen for the White House and State Department had no immediate response to requests for comments on the emails.

MISSIVES FROM LIBYA

The records obtained by Reuters consist of three emails dispatched by the State Department's Operations Center to multiple government offices, including addresses at the White House, Pentagon, intelligence community and FBI, on the afternoon of September 11.

The first email, timed at 4:05 p.m. Washington time - or 10:05 p.m. Benghazi time, 20-30 minutes after the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission allegedly began - carried the subject line "U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack" and the notation "SBU", meaning "Sensitive But Unclassified."

The text said the State Department's regional security office had reported that the diplomatic mission in Benghazi was "under attack. Embassy in Tripoli reports approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well."

The message continued: "Ambassador Stevens, who is currently in Benghazi, and four ... personnel are in the compound safe haven. The 17th of February militia is providing security support."

A second email, headed "Update 1: U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi" and timed 4:54 p.m. Washington time, said that the Embassy in Tripoli had reported that "the firing at the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi had stopped and the compound had been cleared." It said a "response team" was at the site attempting to locate missing personnel.

A third email, also marked SBU and sent at 6:07 p.m. Washington time, carried the subject line: "Update 2: Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack."

The message reported: "Embassy Tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on Facebook and Twitter and has called for an attack on Embassy Tripoli."

While some information identifying recipients of this message was redacted from copies of the messages obtained by Reuters, a government source said that one of the addresses to which the message was sent was the White House Situation Room, the president's secure command post.

Other addressees included intelligence and military units as well as one used by the FBI command center, the source said.


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Egypt: Seventy-seven percent polled agree that "The peace treaty with Israel is no longer useful and should be dissolved"

87% also want Egypt to have their own nuclear weapon.  It looks like Iran will be providing the Egyptian people with their wish.

From Arutz Sheva October 21 by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Egyptians: We Want Nuclear Bombs and to Break Treaty with Israel
The future of the Middle East?
Most Egyptians want their country and Iran to have nuclear weapons, and they also favor renewing ties with Tehran and breaking off relations with Israel,according to a poll by The Israel Project, a pro-Israel advocacy group.

Eighty-seven percent of the respondents want Egypt to have its own nuclear bomb, and Iran is more than happy to lend Cairo a hand. "We are ready to help Egypt to build nuclear reactors and satellites," Iran’s deputy defense minister said when Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi visited Iran last month.

Sixty-two percent of those polled agreed that “Iran and its president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, are friends of Egypt.”

The results of the poll belie an impression Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has been trying to spread. He visited Iran several weeks ago but denied he is considering renewing ties with Iran, after more than three decades of a freeze following the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty and the Islamic Revolution.

Cairo's new ambassador to Israel told President Shimon Peres last week that Egypt will retain the peace treaty, but Morsi's advisers have spoken more assertively against the peace treaty, echoing Morsi's own anti-Israeli statements during his campaign for president.

The Israel Project poll, widely headlined in Iran’s state-controlled media, revealed that 65 percent of Egyptians back renewed diplomatic ties with Iran and that 61 percent support Iran’s nuclear development. Three years ago, a similar poll showed that only 41 percent of Egyptians backed Iran’s nuclear project.

The only sour note towards Iran was the view of 68 percent of the respondents who expressed an unfavorable view of Shi’ite Muslims.

Because they are Sunni is the why.

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Federal Bank jihadist sent to America to study, not practice jihad, says family

Well then, it must be a case of SJS, or Sudden Jihad Syndrome (thanks to Daniel Pipes.)  What else could explain the behavior of an otherwise quiet Muslim who told fellow classmates Muslims don't believe in violence?

What would happen to entice you to wage jihad?  Love of country?  Love of God?  Love of money?

From FOXNews October 18

Terror suspect's family says he asked to come to US to study; feds say he was bent on jihad

NEW YORK – Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was a terrible student in his native Bangladesh, and his middle-class parents say he persuaded them to send him off to study in the U.S. as a way of improving his job prospects.

At the Missouri college where he enrolled, one classmate said Nafis often remarked that true Muslims don't believe in violence — an image that seemed startlingly at odds with Nafis' arrest in an FBI sting this week on charges of trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York with what he thought was a 1,000-pound car bomb.

"I can't imagine being more shocked about somebody doing something like this," said Jim Dow, a 54-year-old Army veteran who rode home from class with Nafis twice a week. "I didn't just meet this kid a couple of times. We talked quite a bit, sir. And this doesn't seem to be in character."

Until it was.

Federal investigators, often accused by defense attorneys of entrapping and leading would-be terrorists along, said the 21-year-old Nafis made the first move over the summer, reaching out for accomplices and eventually contacting a government informant, who then went to federal authorities.

They said he also selected his target, drove the van loaded with dummy explosives up to the door of the bank, and tried to set off the bomb from a hotel room using a cellphone he thought had been rigged as a detonator.

During the investigation, he and the informant corresponded via Facebook and other social media, talked on the phone and met in hotel rooms, according to a law enforcement official who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Nafis spoke of his admiration for Osama bin Laden, talked of writing an article about his plot for an al-Qaida-affiliated magazine, and said he would be willing to be a martyr but preferred to go home to his family after carrying out the attack, authorities said. And he also talked about wanting to kill President Barack Obama and bomb the New York Stock Exchange, a law enforcement official said.

Investigators said in court papers that he came to the U.S. bent on jihad and worked out the specifics of a plot when he arrived. While Nafis believed he had the blessing of al-Qaida and was acting on behalf of the terrorist group, he has no known ties, according to federal officials.

Nafis, who at the time of his arrest Wednesday was working as a busboy at a restaurant in Manhattan, was jailed without bail. His attorney has not commented on the case, but in other instances where undercover agents and sting operations were used, lawyers have argued entrapment.

What would get you to wage jihad?  

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Green on Blue attacks in Afghanistan will continue to escalate, says Taliban

52 dead so far and more on the way.  We have no clue as to the real reason behind these murders, because Obama and his merry band of knuckleheads refuse to call a spade a spade.  Those 52 deaths, and any others that happen due to the green on blue jihad are on the heads of Obama and General Allen, chief idiot of the forces in Afghanistan.

From CBS October 24

Taliban leader says insider attacks will increase

KABUL, AFGHANISTANTaliban insurgents will increase the number of insider attacks against coalition and Afghan forces, which have resulted in the deaths of at least 52 foreign troops so far this year, the movement's reclusive leader said Wednesday.

In an emailed statement congratulating Muslims as they prepare to celebrate the Eid al-Adha holiday, Mullah Mohammad Omar urged "every brave Afghan in the ranks of the foreign forces and their Afghan hirelings ... to strike them."

"Jihadist activities inside the circle of the state militias are the most effective stratagem. Its dimension will see further expansion, organization and efficiency," he said. "Increase your efforts to expand the area of infiltration in the ranks of the enemy."

Also Wednesday, NATO said in a statement that two of its soldiers died following an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan. It did not provide further details about the attack or the nationality of the victims.

The surge in insider attacks is throwing doubt on the capability of the Afghan security forces to take over from international troops ahead of a planned handover to the Afghans in 2014. It has further undermined public support for the 11-year war in NATO countries.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

CIA reported the Benghazi attack as "terrorist" to Obama with 24 hours

I love my country but fear my government.  Vote for anyone but Obama in two weeks.  Please.

From the Telegraph October 19 by Peter Foster

Benghazi attack: CIA reported 'within 24 hours' Islamist militants to blame
Barack Obama was under renewed pressure over his handling of the fatal attacks on the US consulate in Benghazi last night, after CIA sources said they had reported "within 24 hours" that the assault was carried out by Islamist militants.
The claims raised fresh questions about when exactly Mr Obama learned that the storming of the consulate was a terrorist event, as senior Republicans continued to accuse him of misleading the public over the attacks in order to protect his record on neutralising al-Qaeda.
As the US general election enters its final weeks, the Benghazi incident has become an increasingly charged political issue ahead of Monday's last presidential debate, which will focus exclusively on foreign policy.
Mr Obama defended his record on Benghazi during an appearance on the acerbic current affairs comedy programme, The Daily Show, pledging to get to the bottom of what happened and hold those responsible.
However his pledge to track down those responsible for killing Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans was contrasted by a report from Benghazi that one of the alleged ring leaders in the attacks was openly mocking both the Libyan and US governments.
Ahmed Abu Khattala, who has been linked to the militia group Ansar al-Shariah gave a two-hour interview to the New York Times at a luxury hotel, in which sipped a strawberry frappé while boasting no one had questioned him over the attacks and that he had no plans to go into hiding.
Mr Obama was also asked why Susan Rice, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, was still linking the attacks to an offensive video a week after the attacks, when other officials have subsequently testified that it was already then clear to intelligence agencies that attack was terrorist in nature.

"The truth is that information comes in, folks put it out throughout the process, people say it is still incomplete," Mr Obama told the show's host Jon Stewart.

"What I was always clear about was we are going to do an investigation and figure out what happened."

He later added: "Every piece of information that we got as we got it we laid it out for the American people, and the picture eventually gets fully filled in and we know how to prevent it in the future."
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Islam murders 19 women and children of wedding party

Proving once again that if you are not Muslim enough you may meet Allah sooner rather than later.

Islam is a sick religion filled with sick Muslims.

From PUNCH October 19

Bomb kills 19 Afghan wedding guests

A roadside bomb killed at least 19 people, mostly women and children, who were on their way to a wedding in Afghanistan’s north on Friday, local police officials said.

Fourteen more people were wounded in the blast in the Dawlat Abad district of Balkh province, said provincial police spokesman, Shir Jan Durani, adding that the Taliban were behind the attack.

“They wanted to attend a wedding party in a village. The bomb was planted by the enemies of Afghanistan,” Durani said.

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Nigerian Update; October 19

Like a geyser, the hate erupts and then soon settles down, only to erupt again.  Never-ending, always dangerous, sometimes fatal.  Jihad marches on in NIgeria.

From Modern Ghana October 19 by Aminu Abubakar

Attacks, clashes in north Nigeria leave several dead

KANO, Nigeria (AFP) - Explosions and gun battles between suspected Islamist extremists and security forces hit northeastern Nigeria, leaving several people dead and buildings destroyed in one city, officials and residents said Friday.

The clashes sparked panic and chaos in the city of Potiskum from late Thursday, with residents reporting a number of dead as well as schools and a government building set on fire.

In Maiduguri, the base of Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, gunfire and several explosions could also be heard on Friday, but details were not immediately clear.

Police said they were seeking to restore calm in Potiskum and clear unexploded bombs, while some of the ordnance was still detonating.

"There are so many bombs here and there, and I can't give you the casualty figure now, because our men are still in the field to restore calm," said Patrick Egbuniwe, police commissioner for Yobe state, where Potiskum is located.

A military source said some houses had been destroyed with home-made bombs and a security checkpoint was attacked, but he also could not give a death toll yet. He said Boko Haram was suspected to be behind the violence.

"I cannot ascertain as of now how many people were killed, apart from the one (suspect) that I know who was shot at the checkpoint," the source told AFP.

Potiskum, which has been repeatedly hit by Boko Haram, was under military lockdown on Friday as security forces sought to track down the attackers, while residents described heavy explosions and gunfire, including home-made bombs being thrown at houses.

Two residents spoke of seeing a number of bodies, while one said several schools were burned, including an Islamic seminary.

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Qatar: blasphemy law initiative to be presented to UN

Even as the OIC recently said they would not push for blasphemy laws due to the tough stance from the West, Qatar would now seem to be the point man for continued pressure to have an international blasphemy law passed through the UN.

From ANSAMed October 19

 Islam: Qatar designs a law against offending religions

(ANSAmed) - Rome, October 19 - The Qatari Justice Minister is designing a law that would ban attacks on or offenses to religion. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to create an international law with the help of the United Nations. News of the minister's plan was reported on Friday by the Doha Gulf Times.

"In recent years, there have been insults and offenses against religion through drawings, films and other means. Thus we have taken the initiative to create a legislative instrument on an international level to protect the sacredness of all religions. The draft will be presented at the United Nations," declared Qatari Justice Minister Hassan bin Abdullah al-Ghanem.

Only Islam reacts to insults with murder and violence.  Blasphemy laws will apply only to Muslims, and only Muslims will use the laws to stifle any speech which questions any aspect of Islam or Muslim behavior, thus allowing an easier path to conquest and subjugation.

The Qatari minister is collaborating with the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) on making religious offense considered a crime abroad as well as at home.

"Offenses to religion shake the foundations of stability in the world and put world peace at risk," said Yousuf Qaradawi, president of IUMS. Every religion has its sacred elements. In the case of Islam, the Koran and the Prophet Mohammed are sacred, and any attack automatically sparks undesirable consequences, Qaradawi explained. "It is impossible to contain the spontaneous rage of a mass insulted by an offense to their religion," Qaradawi added.

Multiple threats noted, Qaradawi.

Qatar's initiative comes on the heels of violent protests throughout the Islamic world - particularly in the Arabic regions - against the American- made, anti-Islamic film, "Innocence of the Muslims". Even in Doha, hundreds of people demonstrated in front of the United States embassy in a peaceful protest, which nevertheless saw many wave black banners and chant for jihad, the fight for Islam.

Another initiative is also being undertaken in Doha to appease spirits. The cinematic company AlNoor Holdings recently announced that it will produce a trilogy on the history of the Prophet Mohammed with the explicit goal of showing the Occident the true image of Islam.

Showing soon at Sundance Film Festival.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ft. Hood jihadist Nidal Hasan will have beard forcibly shaved

The Army appeals court upheld the earlier ruling so now it looks like Hasan will appear in court clean shaven.  I am sure he must be quite insulted at this breach of Islamic religiosity but this is American law in an American court so Islam takes a back seat to American jurisprudence.  Sorry Hasan, but you lose this round.

From FOXNews October 18

Fort Hood shooting suspect can be forcibly shaved, US court rules
Photo: CBS

A U.S. Army appeals court has ruled that the suspect in the Fort Hood shooting that killed 13 people can have his facial hair forcibly shaved off before his murder trial.

The U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals' opinion issued Thursday upheld the military trial judge's decision to order Maj. Nidal Hasan to appear in court clean shaven or be forcibly shaved.

It also ruled that Col. Gregory Gross, the judge, properly found that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act doesn't give Hasan the right to have a beard while in uniform at trial.

Hasan has said the beard is an expression of his Muslim faith. His attorneys say they'll appeal the ruling.

Hasan faces the death penalty if convicted in the 2009 attack on the Texas Army.

National Geographic threatened with jihad if they show new movie about the killing of bin-Laden

"A spokesperson for National Geographic told the Post that the channel will air the film 'no matter what,' adding, 'we are big believers in the First Amendment"

Atta boy, NG!  Now if others would only follow your example.

From the Daily Mail October 17

National Geographic Channel 'bombarded with TERROR threats from Muslim extremists' over Bin Laden raid movie

The National Geographic Channel's Washington, DC headquarters has increased security after being inundated with terror threats over the upcoming release of the film Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden, according to a source.
The full-length feature film is the first dramatization of the U.S. special forces operation that killed the mastermind of the September 11 attacks in Pakistan last May.

According to a New York Post source, the channel has been bombarded with phone calls and blogs posts from 'Muslim extremist groups' warning that anyone airing a film like this is asking for trouble.'Enough threats have come in that the network is on higher security alert,' the source said. 'They have a huge public building with a museum and 1,600 people working.'

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