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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tony Blair says attacking Assad will "...prevent the country from becoming a 'breeding ground for extremism'".

Oh the damage men do when they think they know the truth.  Blair is either clueless or willfully dangerous, both views bringing more death and destruction to Syrians on both sides.  Another member of the politically correct club and responsible for the spread of Islam across the Western world.

Way to go Tony.

From The Telegraph August 27 by Melanie Hall

Tony Blair: military intervention in Syria vital to prevent 'breeding ground for extremism'

Allowing the enduring controversy over the decision to invade Iraq in 2003 to hold back military intervention in Syria could help produce a ''nightmare scenario'' for the West in the Middle East, Mr Blair has warned
The ex-prime minister who took the decision for British troops to join the US-led action, and who is now the Middle East peace envoy for the US, Russia, the EU and the United Nations, said it was vital to ''take sides'' against the Assad regime and in other regional disputes.
Drawing on his own experiences, Mr Blair wrote in The Times: ''I know as one of the architects of policy after 9/11 the controversy, anguish and cost of the decisions taken.
''I understand why, now, the pendulum has swung so heavily the other way. But it is not necessary to revert to that policy to make a difference. And the forces that made those interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan so difficult are of course the very forces at the heart of the storm today.
''They have to be defeated. We should defeat them, however long it takes because otherwise they will not disappear. They will grow stronger until, at a later time, there will be another crossroads and this time there will be no choice.''

Clueless knucklehead, Blair.

Sierra Leon man arrested by the Feds for brokering nuclear material deal with Iran

Accused of smuggling nuclear material hidden in his shoe (Richard Reid, where are you?) Patrick Campbell was arrested in Queens, NY by ICE.  Now awaiting trial, Campbell is accused of trying to broker a deal to sell Iran fissible uranium, thus the sample in his shoe.  Despite all this, Iran has no plans to make nuclear weapons and any claim of such behavior is just "Islamophobic"

From The Times of Israel August 23

US accuses man of brokering uranium deal for Iran
MIAMI — Federal officials in Miami say a man from Sierra Leone has been charged with brokering a uranium deal intended for Iran.
Patrick Campbell was arrested Wednesday in Queens, New York City. The 33-year-old made his initial court appearance Thursday.
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations office conducted the investigation.

According to the criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of Florida, Campbell brokered the supply of goods he knew were destined for supply to Iran. 

The complaint alleges that Campbell travelled to the US from Sierra Leone on Wednesday with a sample of uranium hidden in the soles of his shoes in his luggage.

It’s not known if he has an attorney.

If convicted, Campbell faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.

Russia warns US not to attack Syria, claiming "catastrophic consequences"

Who really did this?


No, they are not threatening us, they are pointing out that if we support the rebels, who are anything but secular and freedom loving we risk losing Syria to Islamic fundamentalism.  As much as we may want to dismiss or diminish the Russian point, it is clear that the rebels are no friends of democracy and we should heed their warning.

We will not heed the warning, as Obama has firmly planted his lips on the behind of Islam.  We will support the jihadists and when the smoke clears we will have to deal with a regime that will outperform Assad in his historic level and depth of barbarism.

Wait for it...

From Yahoo News August 27 by Stuart Williams and Anna Smolchenko

Russia warns of 'catastrophic consequences' if Syria hit

Russia on Tuesday warned a military intervention in Syria could have "catastrophic consequences" for the region and called on the international community to show "prudence" over the crisis.

"Attempts to bypass the Security Council, once again to create artificial groundless excuses for a military intervention in the region are fraught with new suffering in Syria and catastrophic consequences for other countries of the Middle East and North Africa," a foreign ministry spokesman said.

"We are calling on our American partners and all members of the world community to demonstrate prudence (and) strict observance of international law, especially the fundamental principles of the UN Charter," ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who is known for his sharp tongue, said on Twitter that "the West behaves towards the Islamic world like a monkey with a grenade."

Earlier Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said that Moscow regretted Monday's decision by the US to postpone a meeting on the Syria crisis, as Western powers mulled military action over last week's chemical attack in Syria.

The scrapping of the meeting, which was due to take place at The Hague later in the week, is the latest sign of a new peak in tensions between Moscow and the West over the possibility of military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

"It arouses regret that our partners decided to cancel the bilateral meeting," Gatilov said on Twitter.

"Working out the parameters of a political solution in Syria would have been especially helpful right now, when military action is hanging over this country," Gatilov said.

In such a climate, it was especially important to work in concert to try to organise the repeatedly postponed peace conference bringing together the Damascus regime and the rebels, Lukashevich said.

"However, the United States' decision to postpone the meeting in The Hague is sending precisely the opposite signal to the opposition, encouraging their intransigence as they await outside intervention," he said.

Western countries including the United States are considering their response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by Assad's regime on August 21.

This is the crux of the matter.  It is one thing to identify IF chemical weapons were used, it is quite another to show WHO used them.  It is possible that the jihadists used them on their own in order to create propaganda against Assad, and if it is possible then it is folly to plunge ahead with a military attack without considering that possibility.  Also it is vital to remember that Muhammad said "War is deceit"

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Ft Hood jihadist to get his virgins

The fat lady has sung, and Nidal Hasan will now face his God.  It may take up to a decade, with the military appeals process automatic, but Hasan will never see free light again.

Good riddance, Hasan.

From MSN August 28 by Michael Graczyk and Nomaan Merchant

Jury sentences Nidal Hasan to death for rampage
FORT HOOD, Texas A military court sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death on Wednesday for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, giving the Army psychiatrist what he believed would be a path to martyrdom in the attack on unarmed fellow soldiers.
The American-born Muslim, who has said he acted to protect Islamic insurgents abroad from American aggression, never denied being the gunman. In opening statements, he acknowledged to the jury that he pulled the trigger in a crowded waiting room where troops were getting final medical checkups before deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.

The same jurors who convicted Hasan last week had just two options: either agree unanimously that Hasan should die or watch the 42-year-old get an automatic sentence of life in prison with no chance of parole.
Hasan had no visible reaction when the verdict was read, staring first at the jury forewoman and then the judge. Officials said he will be taken back to a county jail and then transported on the first available military flight to the military prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. The timing on the flight wasn't immediately clear.

Hasan could become the first American soldier executed in more than half a century. But because the military justice system requires a lengthy appeals process, years or even decades could pass before he is put to death.

The lead prosecutor assured jurors that Hasan would "never be a martyr" despite his attempt to tie the attack to religion.

Clueless prosecutor who refuses to accept Hasan's insistence that Islam is what motivated him to murder.

"He is a criminal. He is a cold-blooded murderer," Col. Mike Mulligan said Wednesday in his final plea for a rare military death sentence. "This is not his gift to God. This is his debt to society. This is the cost of his murderous rampage."

A bit of Qur'an reading should clear up Col Mulligan's confusion as to whether the act was a gift to Allah, because as far as Hasan is concerned, it is all about Allah.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Israeli-Arab Muslim leader calls for a body blockade against Jews at the Temple Mount

Sheikh Raed Salah wants to stop Jews from praying at their holiest site, the Temple Mount.  The Al-Aqsa mosque, or Blue Mosque is located there, the third holiest site for Muslims, yet it is Islam that is given preference.  Israeli police restrict Jewish visiting hours in order to minimize potential conflict, another bone of contention with Jewish worshipers and visitors.

If Sheikh Salah had his way, no Jew would be allowed to visit.  Interestingly, Salah is a citizen of Israel which allows him to practice free speech in a way no Muslim country would.  I am sure Salah sees the irony in it.

From Arutz Sheva August 25 by  Maayana Miskin

Sheikh to Israeli Arabs: Block Jews With your Bodies

Sheikh Raed Salah is at it again. The leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, who has previously called on Muslims to “liberate” Jerusalemand has preached against Israel in Be’er Sheva, called this weekend for Israeli Arabs to block Jewish access to the Temple Mount with their bodies.

Salah warned his listeners that Israel is planning to “break in” to the Temple Mount, on which the Al Aqsa mosque now stands.

He may have been referring to a recent statement from a police commander, who informed the Knesset that police will try not to restrict Jewish visits to the Temple Mount during the upcoming holiday season. Jewish visitors are allowed to tour part of the Temple Mount compound, but do not enter the mosque or theDome of the Rock structure.

Salah made another claim sure to enrage many of his supporters: that he has information indicating that Israel is planning to build a synagogue on the Temple Mount. He also claimed that Israel plans to institute the same system used at the Tomb of the Patriarchs (Maarat Hamachpelah) in Hevron on the Temple Mount,setting aside a part of the holy space for Jewish prayer on a daily basis.

After warning of the alleged danger of increased Jewish prayer at the site, Salah called on Muslims from across Israel – from the Negev and Galilee, Akko and Haifa – to come prevent the “dangerous mass invasion into Al Aqsa” with their bodies....

Ft. Hood jihadist guilty, could be bound for Leavenworth

Hasan should be given the death penalty immediately.  Too much money has been spent on this trial and any more is just so much more wasted taxpayer money.

From Reuters August 23 by Karen Brooks and Jana J. Pruet

Fort Hood shooter convicted of massacre, could get death penalty
FORT HOOD, Texas - A military jury convicted U.S. Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan of all 13 charges of premeditated murder and all 32 charges of attempted premeditated murder on Friday for the November 2009 shooting spree against unarmed soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas.
The convictions mean Hasan could face the death penalty by lethal injection, possibly making him the first soldier to be executed by the U.S. military since 1961.

Hasan, seated in a wheelchair as he was paralyzed from the waist down when shot by police to end the rampage, stared directly at the jury while the panel's president read the verdict. Afterward he looked down, stroking his beard.

The jury of 13 officers deliberated about three hours on Thursday afternoon and another three hours on Friday morning. The same panel will determine Hasan's sentence after hearing the penalty phase of the court-martial starting on Monday.

Hasan, 42, told mental health evaluators he wanted to become a martyr, court documents show. Lawyers assisting Hasan said he was actively seeking the death penalty, though Hasan disputed that claim.

Hasan, an American-born Muslim who acted as his own defense lawyer, admitted in his opening statement to killing 13 people and wounding 31, saying he switched sides in what he considered a U.S. war on Islam. He was also charged with attempted premeditated murder on a 32nd person he shot at and missed. Nearly all of the dead and wounded were fellow soldiers.

Beyond the opening admission, the jury rarely heard from Hasan, who declined to make a closing argument on Thursday and rested his case on Wednesday without calling witnesses and without testifying in his own defense.

In their closing statement, prosecutors stressed that Hasan's rampage on Nov. 5, 2009, was premeditated.

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US and British Navy ready to use force against Assad in Syria

Here we go.  Our dear leaders have no idea what kind of Pandora's Box they are opening.  Forgetting all lessons of history in order to stand at the red line drawn, we now will unleash a torrent that cannot be stopped.  May God have mercy on our wretched souls.

From The Telegraph August 25 by  Tim Ross and Ben Farmer

Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria

Royal Navy vessels are being readied to take part in a possible series of cruise missile strikes, alongside the United States, as military commanders finalise a list of potential targets.
Government sources said talks between the Prime Minister and international leaders, including Barack Obama, would continue, but that any military action that was agreed could begin within the next week.
As the preparations gathered pace, William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, warned that the world could not stand by and allow the Assad regime to use chemical weapons against the Syrian people “with impunity”.
Britain, the US and their allies must show Mr Assad that to perpetrate such an atrocity “is to cross a line and that the world will respond when that line is crossed”, he said.
British forces now look likely to be drawn into an intervention in the Syrian crisis after months of deliberation and international disagreement over how to respond to the bloody two-year civil war.

The possibility of such intervention will provoke demands for Parliament to be recalled this week.

The escalation comes as a direct response to what the Government is convinced was a gas attack perpetrated by Syrian forces on a civilian district of Damascus last Wednesday.

The Assad regime has been under mounting pressure to allow United Nations inspectors on to the site to establish who was to blame for the atrocity. One international agency said it had counted at least 355 people dead and 3,600 injured following the attack, while reports suggested the true death toll could be as high as 1,300.

Syrian state media accused rebel forces of using chemical agents, saying some government soldiers had suffocated as a result during fighting.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ft Hood jihadist gives no defense, presents no witnesses

I did it, now kill me



Why is this trial even being held?  Nidal Hasan has claimed from day one that he is the shooter and he did it because he had "switched sides" and wanted to protect his Taliban brothers.  His non-defense serves Hasan's needs only; he wants to be executed and receive his martyrs reward in heaven.  He has to prove to the judges that he is guilty and thus receive the death penalty.  So far he is doing a great job.

From MSN August 21 by Michael Graczyk

No defense from suspect in Fort Hood shooting

FORT HOOD, Texas — The soldier on trial for the deadly 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood refused to put up a fight Wednesday, resting his case without calling a single witness or testifying in his own defense.

Maj. Nidal Hasan could face the death penalty if convicted for the attack that killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others at the Texas military base. But when given the chance to rebut prosecutors' lengthy case — which included nearly 90 witnesses — the Army psychiatrist declined.

About five minutes after court began Wednesday, a day after prosecutors rested their case, the judge asked Hasan how he wanted to proceed. He answered: "The defense rests."

The judge, Col. Tara Osborn, then asked Hasan: "You have the absolute right to remain silent. You do not have to say anything. You have the right to testify if you choose. Understand?"

Hasan answered that he did. When the judge asked if this was his personal decision, he said: "It is."

Osborn then adjourned the trial until Thursday morning, agreeing to give prosecutors an extra day to prepare their closing arguments. Jurors were led out of the courtroom.

Hasan's move wasn't completely unexpected. He has made no attempt since his trial began two weeks ago to prove his innocence. He also has done little to challenge the narrative of military prosecutors, who showed evidence of Hasan's laptop being used to search the Internet for "jihad" and find articles about calls to attack Americans in the days and even hours before the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting.

He has sat mostly silent, raising few objections, declining to let military lawyers take over his defense and questioning only three of prosecutors' witnesses. Several of those witnesses were shot during the attack and recalled hearing a shout of "Allahu Akbar!" — Arabic for "God is great!" — inside a crowded medical building before Hasan opened fire using a laser-sighted handgun.

Hasan, an American-born Muslim, suggested before trial that he wanted to argue that the killings were in defense of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, but that strategy was rejected by the judge.

Since then, he has offered little for jurors to consider. In fact, during a brief opening statement, Hasan said evidence would show he was the shooter and called himself a soldier who had "switched sides" in a war.

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Oh the horror! 9/11 plotter subjected to psychological torture, denied olives and honey with his meals

Call the Council on American-Islamic Relations quick!  Another poor Muslim is being mistreated by the evil (Zionist controlled) Americans!  Write your congressman and demand his release from Guantanamo, stat!  This inhumane treatment cannot continue!

Just kidding.

From The Daily News August 20 by Joseph Straw

9/11 defendant Ramzi Binalshibh rants about withheld olives, honey in Guantanamo Bay meals

FORT MEADE, Md. — A jihadist charged in the deaths of 2,976 innocents on 9/11 threw a hissy fit in court Tuesday — over lunch food.

Ramzi Binalshibh had a meltdown because he believed the U.S. military withheld olives and honey from his meal.

He was the only one of five defendants who bothered to show up for Tuesday’s pretrial hearing — but he did not last the afternoon.

“There are big problems with the food that was provided,” Binalshibh angrily told the judge, Army Col. James Pohl, through a translator.

“It is a form of psychological torture,” he growled.

Binalshibh made the complaint to explain why he did not want to attend the afternoon session on the second day of a week-long pretrial hearing in the 9/11 terror case.
Navy Capt. Robert Durand, a spokesman at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where the 9/11 defendants are being held, said Binalshibh received a “freshly prepared standard detainee halal meal” but “complained that his lunch did not include condiments such as olives and honey.”

After his rant, Binalshibh waived his right to be in court and left to join self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and three other co-defendants in their prison cells.

Binalshibh provided the 9/11 attackers with money and help in finding flight training.

Egyptians against the Muslim Brotherhood plan protest at the White House

Good for them.  It is time our dear leader sees and hears first hand how their partner in democracy is really the jihadist ideologes they claim they are not.  Bravo to the brave Egyptians who dare to challenge the politically correct mantra that the Muslim Brotherhood are moderate and secular.

Our prayers are with you.

From Ahram Online August 21

US Egyptians plan rally at White House against 'Brotherhood terrorism'
Egyptians living in the United States have called for a protest in front of the White House on Thursday in Washington DC against the Muslim Brotherhood and in support of the Egyptian army. A statement by the protest's planners said the demonstration is planned to "expose Muslim Brotherhood terrorism and its collaborators around the world".
The US has condemned a recent crackdown against the Brotherhood following the dispersal by security forces of two Brotherhood-led protest camps which saw hundreds of supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamd Morsi killed and thousands injured.

The statement added that the protests will also "expose the clear bias of the Obama administration and the American media in support of the Muslim Brotherhood and its terrorist ideology."

Following the dispersal of the two sit-ins in Egypt's Cairo and Giza governorates, Morsi supporters – some of them armed with automatic weapons – attacked police stations, government buildings and churches countrywide.

The attacks were followed by accusations by the Egyptian government that the Brotherhood was leading a terrorist plot against the state and attempting to terrorize its citizens. The Brotherhood has denied having resorted to any violence, meanwhile insisting on describing the military's intervention to remove Morsi as a result of mass protests against him as a "bloody coup" and has called on the international community to stand against the current interim government in Egypt.

The anti-Brotherhood protest is planned to gather at the White House and then move to The Washington Post offices, CNN, then to the headquarters of Islamic Council on American–Islamic Relations, which the group accused of being the Brotherhood's "embassy" in Washington. The rally's final destination is planned to be the Egyptian military attaché’s office in Washington where they intend to "praise the Egyptian army for its heroic stand against MB terrorism".

The protest organizers said they will provide buses to carry demonstrators from various Coptic churches in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, South Carolina and North Carolina. They said the demonstrators will include "both Muslims and Copts."

AFDI and 9/11 Parents & Families of Firefighters, WTC Victims to hold Memorial and Press Conference at Ground Zero on 9/11



Be there if you can.  This is the 12th anniversary of the jihad attacks and it is important to keep the pressure up and keep the message clear.

We say to jihad, sharia and Islamic supremacy; not now, not ever.  We will not submit.

From Market Watch August 21

AFDI and 9/11 Parents & Families of Firefighters & WTC Victims to hold Memorial and Press Conference at Ground Zero on 9/11

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The human rights organization the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and 9/11 Parents & Families of Firefighters & WTC Victims are holding a joint press conference and memorial service at Ground Zero in New York City on September 11, 2013, the twelfth anniversary of the 9/11 jihad terror attacks.

The memorial and press conference will begin at 1PM at the southwest corner of Zucotti Park, at Church and Cedar streets in lower Manhattan.

The press conference will be hosted by AFDI's Executive Pamela Geller and Associate Director Robert Spencer. Featured speakers will be Sally Regenhard and Rosaleen Talon of 9/11 Parents & Families of Firefighters & WTC Victims.

Sally and Sgt. Al Regenhard, a retired NYPD officer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, are the parents of firefighter Christian Regenhard, also a Marine veteran, who was killed on 9/11.

Rosaleen Tallon is the sister of firefighter Sean Tallon, who was also killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Geller said in a statement: "The Million Muslim March on 9/11 in Washington is an attempt to obscure the reality of what happened on 9/11, portray Muslims as victims, and intimidate government and law enforcement officials into ending surveillance of suspected jihadists. Our memorial and press conference puts the focus back where it should be: on the victims of 9/11, and our need to be vigilant in the face of the ongoing jihad threat."

The press conference will advocate for the honorable and respectful interment of unidentified 9/11 human remains at Ground Zero - not inside the Museum, as planned. Nearly a decade ago, 9/11 families were promised in writing by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) in 2003 that these remains would be located in a "separate and distinct repository - separate from any museum or visitor center." But city officials and the Museum directors reneged on that promise, and plan to place 9,000 unidentified remains 70 feet (seven stories) below ground - where their relatives will be charged $25 admission to visit.

Regenhard said: "The 'pay to grieve' 9/11 museum is a national disgrace. 9/11 family members never wanted a billion-dollar money pit. All we hoped for was a simple, uplifting, honorable and patriotic memorial for all who were lost that terrible September day. Instead, those who want to pay their respects will have to pay Bloomberg & Co."

The press conference will also address the non-patriotic theme of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, including the absence of American flags on the site (there is only one flag at the site, and that one was originally put up by construction workers and then moved to the edge of the site where it can barely be seen at all). This is consistent with the initial rejection by National September 11 Memorial and Museum creative director Michael Shulan's initial rejection of the iconic flag-raising photo in the Museum, complaining that it was "too rah-rah American."

Press conference speakers will also note the fact that the photos of the 9/11 jihad terrorists, plus their martyrdom quotes, will be prominently displayed in the Museum, while information on the victims will be in a kiosk, much less prominently displayed. The victims' photos will be twelve feet above the floor on one wall (3,000-plus photos), while those of the 19 jihadis will have their own wall, with their murderous statements and artifacts at eye level.

Geller concluded: "We will be calling upon the federal government to take over the administration of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. It should be a national museum. 9/11 family members should not have to pay $25 to visit the remains of 9,000 victims deep underground."

AFDI stands for:

-- The freedom of speech - as opposed to Islamic prohibitions of "blasphemy" and "slander," which are used effectively to quash honest discussion of jihad and Islamic supremacism;

-- The freedom of conscience - as opposed to the Islamic death penalty for apostasy;

-- The equality of rights of all people before the law - as opposed to Sharia's institutionalized discrimination against women and non-Muslims.

Join the AFDI Facebook page here.

For more information, contact Pamela Geller at writeatlas@aol.com.

SOURCE American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI)

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ft. Hood jihad trial; judge denies use of evidence which would show motive

"The judge, Col. Tara Osborn, excluded much of the evidence that the prosecution contends goes to the heart of the motive for the attack, including e-mail communications between Hasan and Anwar al-Awlaki"

The Obama administration calls it "workplace violence" and wants nothing to intrude on their little hallucination, thus the judges refusal to allow evidence that would point to motive.  To do so would open a can of worms no one wants to deal with; the ideology of Islam that required Hasan to do what he did.  To talk about that would be Islamophobic.

From CNN August 19 by Chelsea J. Carter

Nidal Hasan challenges witness account of Fort Hood shooting at court-martial

Fort Hood, Texas (CNN) -- Army Maj. Nidal Hasan challenged a witness's account of the police shootout that ended a rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead, a rare courtroom exchange from a man who has admitted to opening fire on soldiers deploying to Afghanistan and Iraq.

The exchange occurred after prosecution witness Sgt. Juan Alvarado testified to seeing Hasan shoot a police officer and then shoot her again while she was down.

Hasan is acting as his own attorney, defending himself against 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder in connection with the November 5, 2009, attack.

"I don't want to put words in your mouth. Are you saying that she was disarmed and that I continued to fire at her?" Hasan asked.

Alvarado responded: "Yes."

"I have no more questions," Hasan said.

For his part, Hasan has said little during the death penalty trial, other than to say he was the shooter.

But on Monday, Hasan appeared to be casting doubt on Alvarado's testimony that he shot a wounded, unarmed female police officer. The officer earlier testified that after Hasan shot her, he kicked her weapon out of her reach.

Hasan has left no doubt about his role, telling a panel of 13 officers during a brief opening statement: "The evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter."

He's also left little question about why he did it, repeatedly saying before the trial started that he was acting to protect Taliban leaders in Afghanistan from the U.S. military.

While the military has avoided labeling Hasan a terrorist or charging him as such, prosecutors wanted to use the evidence to show that the devout Muslim had undergone a "progressive radicalization," going so far as to give academic presentations in defense of suicide bombings.

Hasan, who was scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan, did not want to fight against other Muslims and believed "that he had a jihad duty to kill as many soldiers as possible," lead prosecutor Col. Michael Mulligan has said.

The judge, Col. Tara Osborn, excluded much of the evidence that the prosecution contends goes to the heart of the motive for the attack, including e-mail communications between Hasan and Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S.-born cleric who officials say became a key member of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. He was killed in U.S. drone strike in 2011.

Osborn ruled that the e-mails would have to be "redacted to prevent undue prejudice by association" and would diminish its use as evidence.

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Jihad hacker steals all Twitter account information



This is another reason I do not have any kind of "social media" and eschew any form of contact in the cyber-world except for the bare needs; email and research.  If you have  twitter account, be aware your information is probably in the hands of those who follow the example of Muhammad.

Sleep well, sheeple.

From Information Age August 20 by Pete Swabey

Pro-Islamic hacker claims to have compromised every Twitter account

A hacktivist known as Mauritania Attacker has claimed to have compromised every account on Twitter by stealing a list of OAuth tokens.

OAuth is an authorisation protocol that allows websites to share log-in credentials. The stolen tokens could be used to access Twitter accounts without need for a password.

According to Indian security news site Techworm, the pro-Islamic hacker today published OAuth details for 15,167 accounts on a file-sharing website.

"In a conversation with Techworm, he confirmed that he have access to entire database of users on twitter and no account is safe from him, may be he will leak unlimited accounts credentials in the coming future [sic]."

Techworm's story was linked to from the Twitter account of AnonGhost, an Anonymous-affiliated hacktivist group led by Mauritania Attacker, and from his own Facebook page.

Information Age has not downloaded the OAuth Tokens and cannot confirm or deny their veracity.

Twitter has said that it is "currently looking into the sitatuation".

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Monday, August 12, 2013

No Parking sign angers Muslims in Texas



I agree that the sign is written poorly, it should read "No Mosque Parking" but the intention of the owner is clear.  Unfortunately he will suffer the (hopefully shortlived) wrath of local Muslims and their supporters, and that will be that.  I just hope his explanation will be well received and this will pass with no lingering ill will.

Or not, because after all Islam is the religion of the perpetually insulted.

From The Washington Times August 9 by Cheryl K. Chumley

‘No Muslim’ signs at Texas shopping center spark ire

Signs banning Muslims from using a Houston shopping center parking lot mysteriously appeared this week, generating massive outrage.

The posters, which read “No Muslim parking in the Westview Shopping Center,” were seen in recent days outside the mall, which sits across the street from a mosque, a local television station reported.

The signs, which also warned violators that their vehicles would be towed, have since been removed, the station reported.

Some speculated that the signs were spawned by large crowds expected at the mosque as the Muslim month-long fast for the holy month of Ramadan came to an end. Several mall employees privately expressed frustration with mosque members occupying parking spots meant for shoppers.

Muslims attending the mosque were nevertheless offended, and nobody has claimed responsibility for the signs, the station reported. Police are investigating.

One mosque worshiper said, “I’m very shocked because we do live in a society that’s supposed to be very accepting and this is what we all preach.”

Al-Qaeda in Somalia loot over 700K in humanitarian food aid the set it ablaze

al Shabab fighters in Somalia


Oh the humanity!  Imagine, hundreds of thousands of your people are starving to death, and you steal all the food and supplies and then torch it, all in the name of Allah and Islam.  I bet you feel so good now, doncha?  The name of Islam has been preserved, all due to your lack of humanity.

This is Islam.

From SKY News August 11

Al Qaeda Militants Looted £480k Taxpayers' Aid

Taxpayer-funded humanitarian aid worth £480,000 was captured by al Qaeda-linked militants as they rampaged through southern Somalia.

The supplies were in warehouses seized by al Shabaab and they were later believed to have been set ablaze, the Department for International Development (DfID) said.

Details of the incidents appeared in DfID's annual accounts which stated that there was no prior warning of the attacks and its partner organisations in Somalia were unable to move the supplies.

The accounts said the £480,000 was written off "following the theft between November 2011 and February 2012 of DfID-funded humanitarian supplies from the offices and warehouses of partner organisations."

It continued: "DfID's partners had no prior warning of the confiscations being carried out and therefore had no time to prevent the loss by relocating goods.

"DfID continues to work with its partner organisations to ensure that risks like this are identified and that the organisations take appropriate action.

"This can include putting effective controls in place, where possible, to mitigate and/or eliminate such risks which reduce the effectiveness of our aid.

"While the theft suffered represented a stores loss, the property was not stolen from DfID stores. DfID funding was provided to purchase goods but no benefit was received by the end recipient due to the theft."

A spokesman for the department said: "DfID works in some of the most dangerous places in the world, including Somalia, because tackling the root causes of poverty and instability there ensures a safer world and a safer UK.

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Italian Jesuit priest negotiating release of two other kidnapped clergy has now been kidnapped

Ah, the respect and tolerance from Islam to non-Muslims, especially Christians.  Feel the love.

From Worthynews August 9 by Joseph DeCaro

More Christian Clergy Missing in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (Worthy News)– Last week's disappearance of an Italian Jesuit priest in Syria suggested foul play following the kidnappings of two other clergy in April, according to Morning Star News.

The Rev. Paolo Dall'Oglio was reportedly negotiating with the Al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq for the release of hostages and peace between its militants and the Kurds. After Dall'Oglio went missing on July 29, Reuters reported that the Al Qaeda affiliate had kidnapped him.

Dall'Oglio's disappearance comes three months after the kidnappings of the Greek Orthodox and Syriac Orthodox archbishops of Aleppo; Paul Yazigi and Yohanna Ibrahim were both kidnapped after gunmen intercepted their vehicle and killed its driver near Kafr Dael as the clergymen returned from a humanitarian relief mission on April 22. They are both believed to be held by Chechen jihadists.

Kidnappings of Christians in Syria are often for ransom, but as Al Qaeda-linked groups take over more territory with Christian populations, jihadists are now targeting them to either convert to Islam, or face torture and other violence, according to Ahmad Majidyar, a Middle Eastern Analyst for the American Enterprise Institute.

"In the case of the Italian priest, the Al Qaeda-affiliated groups may also have been upset at his message of inter-faith and inter-ethnic harmony in Syria," Majidyar told Morning Star News.

Hundreds of Christians have been kidnapped and thousands more have fled Syria since the civil war began in 2011; many more have crossed into Lebanon and Turkey to obtain asylum Europe.

However, should Al Qaeda-affiliated groups end up in control of Syria, Christians who remain will not be able to live there and practice their religion freely, said Majidyar.

"They would be given three choices: convert to Islam, leave the country, or suffer heavy punishments, including death and jizya, or the Islamic tax," he said.

That would be sura 9 verse 29 which calls for jizya after being "humbled"

Unlike other religious and ethnic groups in Syria, Christians do not have armed militias to protect them.

India: 20,000 Muslims attack Hindus, loot and burn Hindu homes, businesses

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But remember, to call attention to this is to be anti-Muslim and Islamophobic.

From Sanghmarg August 9

J&K Kishtwad Hindus Must get Justice, 1990 will not be allowed to repeat: Says VHP
New Delhi, August 9, 2013 After today’s Eid Namaz an armed mob of 20,000 Muslims marched toward Hindus & attacked the, Many Hindus were severely injured & some are critical. While this was happening, a bog mob attacked & burnt shops & housed owned by Hindus. 

Serious arson, looting & murders went on for long since the morning Namaz. Until afternoon there was no help from the Govt. Then came police but of no use. 

Many Hindu youth are in hospitals with bullet injuries in arms & abdomen. In the afternoon Govt sent Army there but with no orders to shoot at sight on the killers. The mob went on rampage. Army kept on doing flag march & the info from there is that the 20,000 strong mob even looted army weapons.
VHP International Working President Dr Pravin Togadia said, “VHP demands immediate action on all 20,000 in the mob that attacked minority Hindus there. It also should be found out that who really led such a big mob when there should have been security in the valley after Pakistan’s attacks on the LOC. Such big violence against Hindus continued all day long & how nobody intervened to really protect the Hindus?”

VHP also demands resignation of the J&K Home Minister for his role in the Kishtwad attacks on Hindus. Those who are injured should immediately get adequate compensation. Those whose houses were burnt should be given compensation a the market rate of the house & all materials to rebuild their houses. Hindus whose shops were burnt should be given compensated with the losses of their goods & shop establishment as well as for the loss of probable business.

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"...(jihadist) fighters are streaming into Syria in greater numbers than went into Iraq at the height of the insurgency there against the American occupation"

Syria is rapidly becoming the center of the global jihad, as evinced by the growth of mujahideen there. Our Dear Leaders, still insistent on the rebels being "moderate" are in process of arming these very jihadists.  It was evident before, now it is blindingly clear; Syria is the new caliphate central in the battle for the domination of the Middle East and its environs.

From The New York Times August 9 by Anne Barnhard and Eric Schmitt  

As Foreign Fighters Flood Syria, Fears of a New Extremist Haven
BEIRUT, Lebanon — As foreign fighters pour into Syria at an increasing clip, extremist groups are carving out pockets of territory that are becoming havens for Islamist militants, posing what United States and Western intelligence officials say may be developing into one of the biggest terrorist threats in the world today.
Known as fierce fighters willing to employ suicide car bombs, the jihadist groups now include more than 6,000 foreigners, counterterrorism officials say, adding that such fighters are streaming into Syria in greater numbers than went into Iraq at the height of the insurgency there against the American occupation.

Many of the militants are part of the Nusra Front, an extremist group whose fighters have gained a reputation over the past several months as some of the most effective in the opposition.

But others are assembling under a new, even more extreme umbrella group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, that is merging some Syrians with fighters from around the world — Chechnya, Pakistan, Egypt and the West, as well as Al Qaeda in Iraq, the Sunni insurgent group that rose to prominence in the fight against the American occupation in the years after the 2003 invasion. The concern is that a new affiliate of Al Qaeda could be emerging from those groups.

It was the fear of militants coming to dominate the opposition that caused the United States and its Western allies to hold off providing lethal aid to the Syrian opposition, at least until now. But as a result, counterterrorism analysts say, they lost a chance to influence the battle in Syria. Even Congressional supporters of the C.I.A.'s covert program to arm moderate elements of the Syrian opposition fear the delivery of weapons, set to begin this month, will be too little, too late.

Still shipping weapons to those who want us dead.  Brilliant move, Barak.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Truth is the new hate speech

The simple question is; why allow Islamic hate preachers into the UK but not freedom fighters like Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer?  Because it is politically correct to bow and scrape at the feet of the "new negro" rather than stand for free speech, liberty and the right to hold opinions that go against the mainstream narrative.  Spencer and Geller are banned from entering the UK because they tell the truth about Islam and jihad.  That is not to be allowed, but hate preachers like Anjem Choudary are allowed to spew their anti-semitism and hatred of the West with impunity.

Why is that?

From The Gatestone Institute August 6 by Samuel Westrop

Freedom to Criticize

Last month, a scholar and critic of Islam, Robert Spencer, was barred entry to the UK, while one of the objects of Spencer's disapproval, Muhamed Al-Arifi, was admitted to Britain with no objection at all from the British government.

Spencer's comments about Islamic extremism were apparently considered too incendiary; Arifi, however,describes the killing of "infidels" as a "great honour" and advocates the murder of Jews. On IQRA TV, he states that:
What was taken by force will be restored only by force, as conveyed by the Prophet Muhammad, who said: "You will fight the Jews." He did not say: You will conduct negotiations, they will make concessions, and then you will make concessions, and then we will reach a compromise and divide Jerusalem... By God, Jerusalem will not be divided. He said in the hadith: "You will fight the Jews and kill them." It was the Prophet Muhammad who said this, not me.

Spencer has never advocated killing anybody; and, incidentally, in British law, supporting the murder of others is a crime.

It seems that increasingly, especially when it comes to Islamism, there are those in the West who work to silence the critic rather than the criminal, and often more attention is paid to the critics of extremists than to the extremists themselves. It is true that our enemy's enemy is not necessarily our friend, but we need not apply such double standards in our response.

Opponents of free speech, such as Matthew Collins -- spokesman for the "anti-fascist" group, Hope Not Hate, which lobbied for Spencer's exclusion – claims that, "[Voltaire] never had the benefit of going to the gates of Auschwitz and seeing where unfettered free speech ends up."

The West's submission to Islamist thugs has largely been inversely proportional to the West's commitment to free expression and honest discussion of its disputed limitations. Writers such as Nick Cohen and Kenan Malikregularly make this point. Cohen describes the censorship imposed -- in an effort to appease the Islamist-led rioters -- by Western governments around Salmon Rushdie's novel, The Satanic Verses, as the "Dreyfus Affair" of our age.

There evolved, soon, another sort of censorship: the suppression of one person's criticism, supposedly to defend another person's right to free speech.

The London School of Economics' Student Union, for example, is happy to approve anti-Semitic and pro-terror speakers. In response, however, to a student society publishing a satirical cartoon that mocked religious extremism, the Union in 2012 tabled a motion that proclaimed blasphemy a form of racism. Ironically, the motion concluded: "There is a special need in a Students' Union to balance freedom of speech." What "balance"? While hate preachers are allowed to address students with no complaint, critics of these hate preachers are silenced?

At other times, the silence takes the form of self-censorship by community leaders and interfaith groups – possibly to avoid subjects deemed too controversial. The writer Douglas Murray recalls:
It was several years after 9/11 that I first remember speaking on a panel with a leader from the Jewish community. My co-speaker framed his remarks by saying, "We must fight anti-Semitism but we must also fight Islamophobia." He could not answer my question of how you could condemn Islamic anti-Semitism without committing an act of 'Islamophobia'.

While self-censorship may come across as a harmless, albeit squalid, act of self-preservation, its casualties are liberty and tolerance. The Swedish tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet, for instance, published an article suggesting that the Israeli Defense Forces were harvesting the organs of Palestinians killed in combat, but provided no evidence for this extraordinary, libellous claim.

Although the newspaper's decision to publish such an accusation was regarded by many groups as a modern-day 'blood libel,' and one of the oldest guises of raw anti-Semitism, when the Israeli government asked the Swedish Government to condemn the article -- not an apology, just a condemnation -- the Swedish Foreign Minister, Carl Bildt, refused. Instead, he posted on his blog an article -- further circulated by the Swedish Foreign Ministry -- which claimed, "freedom of speech is a basic value in Sweden" and "part of the constitution."

No doubt. But a statement of condemnation is not censorship; it is, rather, an extension of free expression. Bildt's mistake, obviously, is to confuse condemning unsubstantiated fraudulent accusations with censorship.

Similarly, when the hate-preacher Yusuf Chambers spoke at the University of York in the UK in 2012 -- referring to the Sharia-prescribed execution of homosexuals and adulterous women -- he stated, "May Allah allow us to bring back that punishment to protect all humanity, InshaAllah." Responding to student uproar, the faculty -- citing the importance of free expression -- insisted that the event must go ahead, but that a faculty member would be present. At the event itself, however, the university attempted to bar any questions that challenged Chambers's views, and the Student Union warned the student body not to criticize Chambers, on the grounds that "in openly protesting, we endanger those students who may feel vulnerable as a minority student."

In another instance, Malcolm Grant, the provost of University College London (UCL) -- home to the 'underwear bomber' Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab -- warned, in 2009, that in spite of the well-documented problems with terror radicalization at his university, he would never allow free expression "to be compromised." Grant thenattacked critics of UCL's status as a platform for Islamist hate preachers as being guilty of a "disturbing Islamophobia."

Under Grant's "dedication" to free expression, Islamists are allowed to exercise their right to free speech, but the critics of Islamism are not. Selective censorship, which permits the expression of one idea while proscribing responses to it, serves to legitimize by default only the side presented.

A few years later, an invitation to this author to speak at a UCL event was revoked by the University's Debating Society after a "discussion with the college and the Union" regarding the "suitability of certain speakers following concerns picked up on by outside parties."

Islamist groups have been quick to cite "freedom of speech" to defend extremist speakers who advocate the very opposite. The Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS), for example, an umbrella group for British student Islamic societies, has organized a number of events with Hamza Tzortzis, an Islamist preacher from the Islamic Education and Research and Academy. Tzortzis claims that:
We as Muslims reject the idea of freedom of speech, and even the idea of freedom. We see under the Khilafa [Caliphate], when people used to engage in a positive way, this idea of freedom was redundant, it was unnecessary, because the society understood under the education system of the Khilafa state, and under the political framework of Islam, that people must engage with each other in a positive and productive way to produce results.

In 2010, Faisal Hanjra, then President of FOSIS, writing on FOSIS's website and in The Guardian, invoked John Stuart Mill in his defense of preachers such as Abdur Raheem Green, an Islamist who speaks of a "Jewish stench" and claims it is permissible to beat women to "bring them to goodness." Yet, in a further example of censorship in the alleged defence of free speech, condemned the Union of Jewish Students and its "Zionist politics," and claimed that the group's criticism of FOSIS's invitations to hate preachers was an attack on free expression.

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Innocence of Muslims producer released from jail, says he will make more of the movie because "I want the world to see the truth"

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is the only person arrested and imprisoned for the attack on Benghazi, a political prisoner if there ever was one.  He is out on supervised probation, we shall see what happens now and watch carefully for any updated films on the life of Muhammad.

From The Daily Caller August 5 by Charles C. Johnson

Imprisoned ‘Innocence of Muslims’ producer Nakoula Nakoula: ‘I want the world to see the truth’

In an exclusive interview following his supervised release from prison, the filmmaker behind “Innocence of Muslims” told The Daily Caller that he “has no regrets” and promises more films and books about Islam.

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is the only person who has been imprisoned in the aftermath of the organized Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which the ambassador and three other Americans were killed. He was wholly unconnected to the attack and was imprisoned on technical probation violations.

“The first reason I am writing this book is to tell the world we never forget our heroes and the second reason is to tell [everyone] that I’m not afraid,” Nakoula writes in a foreword obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller.

“I want the world to see the truth,” Nakoula told TheDC over the phone.

The interview was arranged after multiple letters to his former prison in El Paso, Texas. Nakoula is currently targeted with assassination from several Muslim clerics, including the head of Hezbollah, who have put fatwas on his head. He spoke from an undisclosed location in Southern California.

Nakoula is upset that his film has been blamed for causing the Benghazi terrorist attack. His book is dedicated to both the victims of Benghazi and of terrorism around the world.

“Ambassador Chris Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty and to every son who has lost his father, every mother or father who has their son, every person all over the world [who] lost his life or [was] injured because of the terrorism culture,” Nakoula writes in his foreword. “I would like to tell you you’re not forgotten.”

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

"..we are imperfect Muslims trying to establish the perfect religion... I apologize for any mistakes I made in this endeavor"



But remember, the murders at Ft Hood have nothing to do with Islam or jihad.  To think otherwise would be "Islamophobic"

From US News August 6 by Elizabeth Chuck and Daniel Arkin

Fort Hood suspect: 'Evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter'

An Army psychiatrist accused of one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history told jurors that "evidence will clearly show" that he was the gunman responsible for the rampage that traumatized the Fort Hood military base in Texas nearly four years ago.

But Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who is representing himself in the long-awaited court-martial, also cautioned that the evidence wouldn't tell the entire story.

"The evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter," Hasan, an American-born Muslim accused of killing 13 soldiers and wounding 32 others on Nov. 5, 2009, told jurors in a less than two-minute-long opening statement, according to The Associated Press.

However, he added: "Witnesses will testify that war is an ugly thing. Death, destruction and devastation are felt from both sides, from friend and foe. Evidence from this trial will only show one side. I was on the wrong side, but I switched sides," Reuters reported.

The court-martial began under heavy security on Tuesday. A row of shipping freight containers, stacked three high, created a makeshift fence around the courthouse on the first day of the trial, which is expected to last several weeks, if not longer, according to the AP. Guards with long assault rifles stood watch outside the courthouse.

Many of the 32 who were wounded will appear on the witness stand during the trial, facing the man accused of wounding them.

Hasan is acting as his own defense attorney at the trial after twice dismissing his legal team. He told jurors evidence will also show "that we are imperfect Muslims trying to establish the perfect religion... I apologize for any mistakes I made in this endeavor," the AP reported.

The 42-year-old Hasan, shot by a civilian police officer and paralyzed from the waist down after the rampage, is confined to a wheelchair.

In his opening statement, military prosecutor Col. Steve Henricks said prosecutors would show that Hasan picked the date of the attack for specific reasons, although Henricks didn't reveal more details immediately, the AP reported.

Henricks also argued that Hasan chose a time when the large hall where he opened fire on the base would be most crowded.

Hasan meticulously planned the attack, the prosecutor said, even going so far as to muffle the sound of his weapon and bullets by stuffing paper towels into the pockets of his cargo pants on the day of the attack.

"All those fully loaded magazines do not clink, do not move, do not give him away," Henricks told jurors, all military officers, during his hour-long opening statement. "He sits among the soldiers he's about to kill with his head down."

Hasan zeroed in on soldiers and tried to clear the Soldier Readiness Processing Center of civilians, Henricks said, telling one civilian data clerk to leave the building because her supervisor was looking for her. The clerk apparently thought it was odd, but left anyway.

"He then yelled 'Allahu akbar!' and opened fire on unarmed, unsuspecting and defenseless soldiers," Henricks told the jury, using the Arabic phrase for "God is great!"

Hasan has admitted to the 2009 rampage, but was prohibited by a military judge from entering a guilty plea because prosecutors are pursuing the death penalty.

Death sentences are frequently overturned in military courts, according to the AP.

The first three witnesses of the trial were employees at Gun's Galore, a gun store close to the base in the central Texas town, where Hasan bought the pistol that was used in the shooting. The store manager, David Cheadle, told the court he showed Hasan how to assemble the gun while Hasan recorded him on video, Reuters reported.

When the weapon was presented as evidence, Hasan said, "Your honor, that is my weapon."

He was about to be deployed to Afghanistan when the massacre happened.

"Evidence will show that Hasan didn't want to deploy and he possessed a jihad duty to kill as many soldiers as possible," Henricks said.

Hasan told a doctor at the base: "They've got another thing coming if they think they are going to deploy me," Hendricks said.

The military judge in the case, Col. Tara Osborn, ruled last Friday that prosecutors can present evidence that Hasan searched for specific terms online in the days and hours before the attack, including "Taliban" and "jihad," which is defined by some radical Islamists as "holy war."

The government claims Hasan sent more than a dozen emails starting in December 2008 to Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical U.S.-born Islamic cleric who was killed by a drone strike in Yemen in 2011.

Hasan may cross-examine any witness, including survivors of the attack. Fort Hood officials have said he plans to only call two witnesses at trial...

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Dangerous White House Myopia in Afghanistan

I want you...to give me your money and stuff


722M for aircraft the Afghan Army cannot operate and money flowing to Al-Qaeda  because it would be a violation of "due process rights" if we turned off the tap.  We have no direction, vision or outcome plan in Afghanistan, and this is a result.  Wasted taxpayer money and a propping up of our enemies.

Good job Obama.

From FOXNews August 5 by Judson Berger

Army won’t suspend contracts with Al Qaeda-tied companies, citing 'due process rights'

The U.S. Army is refusing to suspend contracts with dozens of companies and individuals tied to Al Qaeda and other extremist groups out of concern for their "due process rights," despite repeated pleas from the chief watchdog for Afghanistan reconstruction.

In a scathing passage of his latest report to Congress, Special Inspector General John Sopko said his office has urged the Army to suspend or debar 43 contractors over concerns about ties to the Afghanistan insurgency, "including supporters of the Taliban, the Haqqani network and al Qaeda."

Sopko wrote that the Army "rejected" every single case.

"The Army Suspension and Debarment Office appears to believe that suspension or debarment of these individuals and companies would be a violation of their due process rights if based on classified information or if based on findings by the Department of Commerce," Sopko said, summing up the Army's position.

The Army claims that Sopko's office did not provide enough evidence to support its claims.

"The Army Procurement Fraud Branch did receive and review the 43 recommendations late last year, but the report did not include enough supporting evidence to initiate suspension and debarment proceedings under Federal Acquisition Regulations," an Army spokesman said in a written statement.
The Army further explained that it can't debar a contractor unless a "preponderance of the evidence" shows serious misconduct, and that the evidence the IG provided would not pass that test. However, the Army said it has already told the office it "stands ready to re-examine the 43 cases if all relevant unclassified and/or classified information is provided." 

The IG report was released last week, shortly before the U.S. government issued a global travel alert to Americans and shuttered nearly two-dozen embassies over the weekend out of concern over a possible Al Qaeda-driven plot.

The inspector general report covered everything from contractors to security to economic development. But it reserved some of its most pointed language for the Army's refusal to cut ties with companies tied to the insurgency -- calling the position "legally wrong" and "contrary" to good policy and national security goals.

And with all that comes all this...

From FOXNews August 5

Watchdog: US spending $772M on aircraft Afghans 'cannot operate or maintain'

The chief watchdog for Afghanistan reconstruction warned in a recent audit that the Pentagon is moving forward with a $772 million purchase of aircraft that the Afghan army "cannot operate or maintain."

The latest quarterly report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction cited the aircraft purchases among its top concerns. The IG's office had earlier issued a report in June detailing how "the Afghans lack the capacity -- in both personnel numbers and expertise -- to operate and maintain" existing and planned fleets.

The findings are likely to contribute to the budget debate on Capitol Hill over the funding. The bulk of the purchase is a $554 million contract for 30 Mi-17 helicopters from Russian firm Rosoboronexport.

Senators already are trying to strip funding for those contracts, out of concern for the company's ties to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Before Congress went on recess, a Senate budget panel signed off on a spending bill that guts funding for the Mi-17 choppers.

The IG audit cited a different set of concerns -- that the Afghan unit responsible for the aircraft has just one quarter of the personnel it needs to be at "full strength," that recruiting and training challenges inhibit growth; that the Afghan Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior have no agreement on the "command and control" of the unit; and that few of the pilots in the unit are fully qualified to fly with night vision goggles.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Survivors of Ft Hood jihad sue feds, claim political correctness prevented any action against Hasan

Outrageous the federal government refuses to identify the murders as a jihad attack, instead preferring to call it "workplace violence".  Refusing to call a jihadist a jihadist is the reason for the lawsuit.

Pray for their win in court.

From The Daily Mail August 4 by Suzannah Hills

Was the Fort Hood gunman left unchecked because of political correctness? Victims of mass shooting which killed 13 and injured 32 sue U.S. government over claims military failed to tackle soldiers' radicalisation

Survivors of the Fort Hood massacre are suing the U.S. government for allowing a jihadist soldier to rise through the ranks unchecked because of 'political correctness'.

Major Nidal Hasan, 42, is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder for after launching an attack at the Texas Army post in November 2009.

And on the eve of his trial, which is due to get underway on Tuesday, 148 victims and their relatives are launching a legal claim against the government for $750million (£491 million) for failing to prevent the killings from happening.
It is alleged military chiefs under the George W Bush and Barack Obama administrations allowed Major Hasan to progress through the ranks despite his increasing jihad extremism because of 'political correctness'.
Reed Rubinstein, the lawyer acting for the group, told the Sunday Telegraph that Major Hasan w as awarded 'preferential treatment' because of his 'ethnicity and his religion'.

He said: 'The rules on the conduct of military officers were ignored. He was a terrible physician and had no business treating soldiers.

'Yet, because of where he came from, and how he prayed to his god, they promoted him and set him loose and ignored his open, very obvious jihadism.'

Mr Rubenstein added that the group wanted the government to meet 'its responsibilities to those harmed by its negligence' over Major Hasan.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

JIhadists in Sinai use American made missile to attack Egyptian security services

Washington DC, we have a problem.

Any honest answers would be greatly appreciated.

From  The Times of Israel July 29 by Elhanan Miller

Jihadists fire ‘US-made ballistic missile’ at Sinai security HQ
Jihadists attacked the Egyptian security headquarters in northern Sinai ostensibly using an American-made ballistic missile, Egypt’s interior ministry said early Monday morning.
In a statement posted on its official Facebook page, the ministry said the missile, which it said was made by the US, hit the third floor of the building in the city of el-Arish on Sunday evening, injuring three soldiers. Photos of the missile’s tail posted on the Facebook page reveal a small plaque reading “guided missile surface attack.” The missile was reportedly 168 centimeters (66 inches) long, 25 centimeters (10 inches) wide, and fired from “a great distance.”
The ministry did not specify what kind of missile it was.

Egypt has been waging a military campaign to eradicate terrorist cells across Sinai since jihadists attacked a military outpost in el-Arish in July 2011, killing six Egyptian soldiers. The operation was widened following the ouster of president Mohammed Morsi on July 3. Since Saturday, the army has been focusing its efforts on northern Sinai in a 48-hour operation dubbed Desert Storm. A total of 17 members of the security forces and at least five civilians have been killed in the area since the July 3 overthrow.

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Al Qaeda in Somalia murder 6 in attack on Turkish embassy in Mogadishu

Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11


Over 21,000 jihad attacks worldwide since 9-11 and most of the victims are Muslim.

Christians slaughtering Christians?  Hardly.

Jews slaughtering Jews?  Highly unlikely.

Hindus slaughtering Hindus?  I see nothing.

Muslims slaughtering Muslims?  Why yes, yes we do.

From CNN July 27 by Omar Nor and Greg Botelho

Police: 6 killed in attack on Turkish embassy in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) -- Blood and body parts littered the ground outside Turkey's embassy in Somalia on Saturday afternoon, the grisly result of a blast that police said left six dead and nine wounded.

A minivan packed with explosives went off around 5 p.m. in the heart of Mogadishu, just a few meters from the Turkish diplomatic post, said police Col. Ahmed Mohamud.

When it was over, two Somali security guards, a university student and three attackers were dead, according to Mohamud.

Turkish embassy sources said that two of its staff members were among the wounded.

Somali police and Turkish embassy guards, meanwhile, converged on the scene. Mangled buses and cars ended up in a disfigured heap, while the windows of numerous nearby apartments were shattered.

Al-Shabaab -- a militant Islamist group with connections to al Qaeda -- claimed responsibility for the attack.

"We are behind the martyrdom explosion," the group claimed via Twitter. "The Turkish were our main target."

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CAIR demands White House support the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama complies

Hamas-linked Council on American_Islamic Relations wants Obama to continue his support for the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, and called for Obama to do just that.  Obama caved like the good dhimmi and has now condemned the crackdown on the MB by the Egyptian military.  No word on Morsi's crackdown on Christians, their churches and homes or their family members by the MB (under his watchful eye) or any mention of the bloody history that covers the hands of the MB.  No, just business as usual, treating enemies as friends, wearing the black hat thinking it's white and drinking the Kool-Aid.

2 1/2 more years of Obama is almost too much to bear...

From The Daily Caller July 27 by Patrick Howley

CAIR calls on Obama to condemn attacks against Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), America’s largest and most powerful Muslim advocacy group, called Saturday for the Obama administration to condemn military attacks against the Freedom and Justice Party, the controversial religious party removed from power in a recent coup that the Obama administration is insisting “was not a coup.”

The administration reportedly fears that declaring a coup d’etat in Egypt would force the U.S. to suspend all of its assistance programs in the country, which also help block weapons smuggling to Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip.

Despite the Obama administration’s inaction, Egyptian military forces have instituted a shoot-to-kill policy to suppress protesters urging the return of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi to power. Morsi, who fled Cairo during the military non-coup earlier this month, has been defiant in exile — and Egypt hangs in the balance. 65 or 66 pro-Morsi protesters were killed Saturday by military forces near a sit-in at a Cairo mosque.
While the Obama administration refuses to acknowledge that a coup has taken place, the Council on American Islamic-Relations (CAIR) is outright supporting the Muslim Brotherhood protesters.

“The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today called on the Obama administration to forcefully condemn the killing of dozens of pro-democracy demonstrators by Egyptian security forces,” according to a statement released by the group Saturday.

“We join with those in Egypt and in the international community who are condemning the violence, including Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayyeb, who said he ‘deplores and condemns the deaths of a number of martyrs who were victims of today’s events,’” CAIR stated.

And a few days later we have this...

From The Jerusalem Post July 29

White House condemns Egypt's crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood

The White House condemned the Egyptian military's bloody weekend crackdown on demonstrators on Monday but took no immediate steps to suspend US military assistance to Egypt.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the crackdown, in which 80 people were gunned down in Cairo, sets back the process of democratization in Egypt and does not square with the interim government's pledge to swiftly return to civilian rule.

But asked if the violence would prompt the United States to suspend aid to Egypt's military, Earnest said: "I don't have any change in our posture to report to you today."

He said aid is under review, as it has been since Egypt's military takeover on July 3.

Europe's top diplomat shuttled between Egypt's rulers and the Muslim Brotherhood on Monday in an urgent mission to pull the country back from more bloodshed, but both sides were defiant and unyielding after the violence of this past weekend.

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, making her second visit in 12 days as one of the few outsiders still able to speak to both sides, made no public comment. Supporters and opponents of Morsi left no doubt about the depth of polarization in the Arab world's most populous nation.

"It's very simple, we are not going anywhere," said Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad, making clear the group intends to defy government orders to abandon a protest vigil of thousands of followers demanding Morsi's return.

"We are going to increase the protest," he told Reuters. "Someone has to put sense into this leadership."

Civil war, anyone?

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