Monday, February 28, 2011

Libyan hat-trick

Here are three from Libya, just to make it easier to catch-up.

First, from The New York Times Feb 28 by David D. Kirkpatrick and Alan Cowell

International Pressure on Qaddafi Intensifies
TRIPOLI, Libya — An international campaign to force Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi out of office gathered pace on Monday as the European Union adopted an arms embargo and other sanctions, as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton bluntly told the Libyan leader to surrender power “now, without further violence or delay.”

With the opposition showed increasing signs of organization in the east, and rebel and loyalist forces locked in an increasingly tense stand-off, the prime ministers of France and Britain echoed Mrs. Clinton’s call for Colonel Qaddafi to go. Germany proposed a 60-day ban on financial transactions, and a spokeswoman for Catherine Ashton, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, said that contacts were being established with the opposition.

Italy’s foreign minister on Sunday suspended a nonaggression treaty with Libya on the grounds that the Libyan state “no longer exists,” while Mrs. Clinton said the United States was reaching out to the rebels to “offer any kind of assistance.”
France said it was sending medical aid. Prime Minister François Fillon said planes loaded with doctors, nurses and supplies were heading to the rebel-controlled eastern city of Benghazi, calling the airlift “the beginning of a massive operation of humanitarian support for the populations of liberated territories.”

Next from Reuters Feb 28

Anti-Gaddafi protesters storm Berlin Libyan embassy

BERLIN Feb 28 (Reuters) - Four people stormed the Libyan embassy in Berlin on Monday, police said, damaging property and tearing a portrait of ruler Muammar Gaddafi in protest against the government's bloody crackdown against popular unrest.

The unidentified protesters flashed the victory sign and shouted "God is Greatest" in Arabic as they were led away.

Allahu Akbar, actually.

"Don't worry, we'll kill Gaddafi, I promise," a protester told Reuters TV as he was escorted into a police van. "The Libyan people will kill Gaddafi as he killed the Libyan people."

Police are investigating charges of property damage and trespassing against the four protesters. An additional two protesters, who breached the embassy's security fence but did not enter the building, are under investigation for trespassing.

A larger group of protesters assembled outside the embassy in an attempt to convince embassy workers to publicly oppose Gaddafi as several Libyan diplomats have done since widespread revolt engulfed the North African country two weeks ago.

One protester, giving his name as Sheikh Rooky, told Reuters that the embassy staff are "on the side of the people" and condemn the "massacres happening in Libya" but fear the possible repercussions for speaking out against Gaddafi.

Lastly, a plea from Gaddafi's son to Islamic clerics
From Reuters Feb 28

Gaddafi's sons tried to get Saudi cleric help - TV

DUBAI, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Sons of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have failed to persuade prominent Saudi clerics to issue religious rulings against a revolt that is threatening to bring down the veteran leader, Al Arabiya television said on Monday.
The Saudi-owned channel said on its website that Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam had contacted one cleric, Salman al-Awda, and Saadi Gaddafi had reached out to a second, Ayedh al-Garni, but both rejected their calls.

"You are killing the Libyan people. Turn to God because you are wronging them. Protect Libyan blood, you are killing old people and children. Fear God," Garni said he told Saadi.

Garni made the remarks on air on Sunday, the website said, adding Awda gave the same message to Saif al-Islam.

Awda has a weekly television show on Saudi-owned pan-Arab channel MBC1 and has been praised by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden before as a religious scholar he felt did not toe the government line. Garni gave lectures in Libya last year.

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Bring me the Head of Barak Obama, says Choudary

Not in quite those words, but his call to try Obama by sharia law once Islam takes over the US would likely result in the loss of Obama's head. 

Anjem Choudary is one we have talked about here before, and his appearance at a rally in front of the White House the beginning of March highlights how blind and clueless we are.  Choudary calls for the flag of Islam to fly over the WH and 10 Downing Street, he calls Christmas "against Muhammad and Islam and has continuously called for the death of Jews and the destruction of Israel.

Now he wants Obama on trial unless the POTUS converts to Islam.  I see, and just how long have you had these delusions, Mr. Choudary?  The scary part is, Choudary's words may come true in the near future, if Obama and other leaders continue to fail in their obligations to understand the enemy, and act accordingly.

The cries of Islamophobia and hate-mongering against those who protest this gathering by Choudaruy and Muslims will be coming soon.  Wait for it....

From WorldNetDaily Feb 27 by Aaron Klein

Obama to face Shariah court?

Cleric says president 'must embrace Islam' or be tried when Muslims take over U.S.

President Obama must embrace Islam as a way of life or face the consequences of a trial under the Shariah Islamic court system, declared British extremist cleric Anjem Choudary.

Choudary, founder and former chief of two Islamic groups disbanded by the British authorities under anti-terror legislation, is planning a Washington protest later this week in which he says he will call on American Muslims to revolt against the country and implement Shariah law.

Read about plans for the United States, in "Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That's Conspiring to Islamize America"

Speaking in an interview with investigative reporter Aaron Klein on his program on New York's WABC Radio, Choudary claimed Obama was waging a war against Islam.

"[Obama] has promised all Muslims to be released from Guantanamo Bay. They are still languishing there even though he knows they are completely innocent," Choudary claimed.

"On top of that, he's increased the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, so he is a warmonger just as his predecessor was. And thirdly and more importantly," Choudary said, "the Muslims don't want democracy and freedom. Democracy and freedom are anathema to Islam and the Shariah."

He said it.

(.)Choudary said that at his protest, scheduled to take place Thursday(March 3) in front of the White House, he will call on Obama and all Americans to "embrace Islam, not only as a religion but as a way of life."

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57 varieties and growing

No, not Heinz Catsup, ketchup, whatever way you want to spell it.  The 57 members of the Organization of Islamic Conference(OIC) are the beginning of an organized caliphate, and as the calls for the caliphate grow, until it encompasses the globe continue, there will be more like al-Zawahiri who will add their voice to the strident calls for Islamic supremacy.

Do not be surprised when you hear our leaders, pundits and the MSM tell us that they really don't mean what they say, and that if we are more tolerant of their gripes, we cam all get along.

Or it is all the Jews fault...

Or it is our foreign policy...

Or the dog ate it...

From Feb 28 by Maamoun Youssef

Iran call London 2012 logo racist: report

Well, it was bound to happen eventually.  Now we know the evil Zionists and their Western handlers are using the Olympics to advance their racist agenda.  The new Olympic logo, unveiled recently to start promoting the global event says "ZION' and not the year, 2012.  Well ruffle my hair and call me Frankie, who knew those Jews could be so sneaky.

Seriously, anyone who can think critically can see what the logo is, I will admit I am not pleased with the image and had a hard time getting the point, but to take the leap that Jews are using the Olympics as a propaganda venue is ludicrous, just as the accusations of Zionist rats, snakes, birds of prey and sharks.

From the Bangkok Post Feb 28
Iran call London 2012 logo racist: report

Iran have protested against the already controversial logo of the 2012 Olympic Games, saying the emblem is racist and spells the word "Zion," the ILNA news agency reported on Monday.

The jagged, multi-coloured emblem, which reportedly cost 400,000 pounds (nearly 650,000 dollars) features four bold numerals representing 2012, with the signature Olympic Rings emblazoned within the digit zero.

50 bucks and Photoshop would have gotten them the same thing from any art student at college.

But Mohammad Aliabadi, head of the National Olympic Committee in the Islamic republic, said the logo was undermining the event and accused the British organisers of indulging in "racism," ILNA reported.

"Unfortunately, we all are witnessing that the upcoming Olympics ... faces a serious challenge, definitely spawned out of some people's racist spirit," Aliabadi said in a letter to International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge.

"The use of the word Zion by the designer of Olympics logo the emblem of the Olympics Games 2012 is a very revolting act," he added, warning that if Rogge did not act the logo would "affect the participation of several countries, especially like Iran which insists on following principles and values."

hey forgot to add "of Islam".

Zion is a biblical term which often refers to the city Jerusalem.

And a term to use to deflect hatred of Jews by using the word Zionists.

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Glad-handing for Sharia

First, Iran hailed the Muslim Brotherhood as the next great thing for Egypt, supporting their call for a "democratic" Egypt and open elections.  Now, the Muslim Brotherhood returns the favor, praising Iran for standing up for the Muslim people and creating unity and solidarity among the Ummah. 

In other words, let the caliphate roll!

The ideology of Islam demands all the world be under Allah, from which justice and freedom will flow.  The caliphate will unite all Muslims under a single banner, much like the Ottoman Empire.  Since the end of the Ottoman Empire in the 1920's there has never been another unifying Islamic thread with which to create the new caliphate.  With oil dollars, nuclear potential and a willingness to advance the Islamic agenda at all costs, Iran, the MB, Hamas, Al-Qaeda and others are now in the perfect position to push harder, demand more and achieve greater control within Western culture.

We stand looking at a pivotal time in world history, and what we do in the next few years will determine if we survive intact, or whether we bow down to our new masters.

From FARS News Agency Feb 28

Muslim Brotherhood Hails Iran's Role in Reinvigorating Muslim Unity
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior member of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Kamal al-Halbavi, praised Iran's role in consolidating unity and solidarity among the Muslim countries throughout the world.
"Given the recent developments in the region, we need unity among the Muslim countries and Iran can play an important role in this regard," Halbavi said on Sunday, addressing a conference in Tehran dubbed 'Islamic Awakening in Arab World'.

He also called Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad his favorite leaders in the world, and said, "He is the bravest man in the Muslim world and we (in Egypt) need innocent, honest and brave leaders like him."

Halbavi reiterated that the West is opposed to the progress of the Muslim countries and that's why the world powers are against Iran's progress in scientific and technological fields.

The only advancements in technical or scientific fields Iran has made on their own for it...

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

No. 1 on the Hit Parade

This is a short piece, but the implications, once again are plain to see.  As the Ayatollah Khomeini said, "There is no fun in Islam" 

From IBNlive Feb 26

Muslim clerics to boycott marriages with disc jockeys

Muzaffarnagar, Feb 26 (PTI) Muslim clerics here have decided to "boycott" weddings that engage disc jockeys (DJ).A meeting held yesterday by cleric Shahar Qazi Mufti Tanmik and attended by Qazi Irfan, Qazi Abdul Rehman Hafz Nasarat Ali, Hafiz Murtaza Hafiz Sattar decided to avoid performing nikah in such marriages.The clerics said use of DJs during marriage is against the Shariat law.

They said it.


Asking the fox not to eat the chickens after being given permission to be inside the coop.

Houses of worship are meant to serve those whose beliefs built it, not those who actively try to destroy it.  It is distressing to see some churches opening their doors for Islamic prayer, under the guise that Muslims do not have enough space themselves for their own services, and as a gesture of "bridge-building" and "interfaith dialogue" the pews are now available for Muslims to enjoy.

The only thing I can say is: try to get a mosque to open it's doors to Christians, or Jews for their prayers and services.  Remember what Robert Spencer says, when a non-Muslim is in a Muslim land they must follow the Muslim norms.  When a non-Muslim is in a non-Muslim land they must follow Muslim norms.  OK, we are straight in that, right?

From The Washington Times Feb 23 by Mark Durie (thanks to all who sent this in)

DURIE: Stop opening churches to Muslims

Islamic prayers cursing Christians and Jews have no place in chapel

Last week, Fox News posted a report that Heartsong Church in Cordova, Tenn., and Aldersgate United Methodist Church near Alexandria, Va., have made their church buildings available to Muslims to use as places of worship.

Critics of these outreach initiatives, such as Mike Huckabee, have been accused of ignorance. However, the contents of Muslim prayers and teachings about Isa, the Islamic Jesus, give reasonable grounds for churches to reject such arrangements.
A prominent element in Islamic daily prayers is the recitation of Al-Fatihah (the Opening), the first chapter of the Koran. Often described as a blessing, Al-Fatihah has a sting in its tail. After introductory praises, the final sentence of Al-Fatihah is a request for guidance “in the straight path” of Allah’s blessed ones, not the path “of those against whom You are wrathful, nor of those who are astray.”

Who are the ones who are said to be under Allah’s wrath or to have gone astray from his straight path? According to the revered commentator Ibn Kathir, Muhammad himself gave the answer: “Those who have earned the anger are the Jews, and those who are led astray are the Christians.”

Al-Fatihah is as central to Islamic devotion as the Lord’s Prayer is to Christians: It is recited at least 17 times a day as part of daily Muslim prayers. Yet according to Muhammad himself, this prayer, which is on the lips of every pious Muslim day and night, castigates Christians as misguided and Jews as objects of Allah’s wrath.

Another good reason for churches not to host Muslim worship, paradoxically, is their veneration of Isa, the Islamic Jesus.

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" has somehow become fashionable to denigrate the notion that the global Islamic caliphate endures as a mainstream Islamic goal"

The instillation of the caliphate and the rise of the world-wide Ummah is part of what Islam must do, it is the fulfilling of Muhammads words as written in the Qur'an, and recounted in the hadiths and sunna.  There is nothing in Islamic texts or tenets which call for Muslims to live in perpetuity with non-Muslims on a peaceful basis, dhimmi status not included.  The taking of lands, in the name of Allah has been, for 1400 years the goal of Islam.  Allah created everything, everything belongs to Muslims.

In the National Review Online Feb 26, Andrew McCarthy talks about the OIC, the caliphate and why there is no co-existence between Islam and the West.

The OIC and the Caliphate 
The Islamic agenda is not coexistence, but dominion.The Organization of the Islamic Conference is the closest thing in the modern world to a caliphate. It is composed of 57 members (56 sovereign states and the Palestinian Authority), joining voices and political heft to pursue the unitary interests of the ummah, the world’s 1.4 billion Muslims. Not surprisingly, the OIC works cooperatively with the Muslim Brotherhood, the world’s most extensive and important Islamist organization, and one that sees itself as the vanguard of a vast, grass-roots movement — what the Brotherhood itself calls a “civilizational” movement.

Muslims are taught to think of themselves as a community, a single Muslim Nation. “I say let this land burn. I say let this land go up in smoke,” Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini famously said of his own country in 1980, even as he consolidated his power there, even as he made Iran the point of his revolutionary spear. “We do not worship Iran, we worship Allah.” Muslims were not interested in maintaining the Westphalian system of nation states. According to Khomeini, who was then regarded by East and West as Islam’s most consequential voice, any country, including his own, could be sacrificed in service of the doctrinal imperative that “Islam emerges triumphant in the rest of the world.”

Because of that doctrinal imperative, the caliphate retains its powerful allure for believers. Nevertheless, though Islamists are on the march, it has somehow become fashionable to denigrate the notion that the global Islamic caliphate endures as a mainstream Islamic goal.

It was only a week ago that close to 2 million Muslims jammed Tahrir Square to celebrate the triumphant return to Egypt of Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, a Khomeini-esque firebrand who pulls no punches about Islam’s goal to “conquer America” and “conquer Europe.” Yet, to take these threats seriously is now to be dismissed as a fringe lunatic, a Luddite too benighted to grasp that American principles reflect universally held truths — truths to which the ummah, deep down, is (so we are told) every bit as committed as we are.

The caliphate is an institution of imperial Islamic rule under sharia, Muslim law. Not content with empire, Islam anticipates global hegemony. Indeed, mainstream Islamic ideology declares that such hegemony is inevitable, holding to that belief every bit as sincerely as the End of History crowd holds to its conviction that its values are everyone’s values (and the Muslims are only slightly less willing to brook dissent). For Muslims, the failure of Allah’s creation to submit to the system He has prescribed is a blasphemy that cannot stand.

The caliphate is an ideal now, much like the competing ideal of a freedom said to be the yearning of every human heart. Unlike the latter ideal, the caliphate had, for centuries, a concrete existence. It was formally dissolved in 1924, a signal step in Kemal Atatürk’s purge of Islam from public life in Turkey. Atatürk, too, thought he had an early line on the End of History. One wonders what he’d make of Erdogan’s rising Islamist Turkey.

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London imam plays a good game of Taqiyya

I have pointed out here numerous times that Islamic doctrine requires Muslims to lie if they feel threatened.  Called taqiyya it is part of Islamic norms and as such cannot be denied.  It is particularly prevalent among imams and scholars of Islam residing in Western countries, as they try to show that Islam is that vaunted religion of peace we so desperately want it to be. 

This article by Andrew Gilligan shows how, through his multi-part expose' the local Muslims, through the local mosque, not only practice taqiyya but also how they blatantly lie to advance their agenda.  Muslims speak out of both sides of their mouths.  Not all, but enough to have questions about who are the white hats and who are the black hats. 

How do we know who is telling the truth, and who is practicing taqiyya?  You should not bet against the imam at the mosque.  Mosques here in the US are predominately controlled by the Wahabbi's in Saudi Arabia (appx 80%) and have been shown to preach hatred and intolerance.  There is no reason to think UK mosques are any different. 

This is Islam

From The Telegraph Feb 26 by Andrew Gilligan

East London Mosque keeps on lying

The East London Mosque, that legendary home of tolerance and moderation,  has condemned a series of posters which have appeared in its local area, Tower Hamlets, containing a Koranic invocation and declaring the borough a “gay-free zone.”

Dilowar Khan, the mosque’s director, was quoted in a council press release saying: “We stand together with our fellow citizens against all forms of hatred, including homophobia. We are committed to building strong and cohesive communities in Tower Hamlets, and our strength is that we will not let incidents of hate divide us.”
As so often, however, the East London Mosque speaks with forked tongue. Yesterday, it was due to demonstrate its deep commitment to “standing together against homophobia” by hosting a gala dinner with one Uthman Lateef, a homophobic preacher who has stated: “We don’t accept homosexuality… we hate it because Allah hates it.”

Blatant taqiyya.  And not a word of protest.  Sickening.

Mr Lateef is one of at least half a dozen homophobic preachers hosted or promoted by the East London Mosque, three of whom have been officially invited to deliver the Friday sermon. In 2007, as my Dispatches programme on the East London Mosque disclosed, a “Spot The Fag” contest was staged at the mosque. In recent years, there has been a sharp rise in homophobic hate crimes in Tower Hamlets – something which simply cannot be unconnected to the fact that hatred of gay people is allowed to be openly and regularly expressed inside one of the area’s most prominent institutions.

The technique of saying one thing designed to appeal to white liberals, while in fact doing the exact opposite, has been brought to a fine pitch by Islamists generally, and the East London Mosque in particular. The mosque’s idea of “standing against hatred” involves hosting literally dozens of hate, extremist and terrorist preachers on its premises – most famously, the al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. It now claims to have banished hate preachers from its building – but, as this blog has documented, continues to welcome them almost every month.

Why does the East London Mosque tell such obvious lies? Simply, because lies work. There is a part of liberal white society which would rather ignore or deny the problem of extremism, hatred and bigotry in some parts of some Muslim communities. The lies give them a form of permission to do so.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Musings on Death and Islam

Life and Death among the “Religion of Peace”
Barry Sommer

Death.  The end of life.  Cease to exist.  Dust to dust.  We yearn for life but recognize death as integral.  We strive to live each second as we prepare for the afterlife. 

I am not afraid of death, not any more.  Younger days did not allow for thoughts of mortality, nor of ways in which this end might come.  Even powering my motorcycle through impossible turns and traffic, the thought of meeting my maker was so far off the radar screen that even when sliding on my backside at 90mph did not trigger the need to see a potential threat to my existence.

Now, approaching 60 the mortality absent from my early days is here, tempered with the belief that when it is time to go home it will be OK.  That softens all the nasties associated with shuffling off the mortal coil, and makes passage to the other side that much more pleasant.  Going in my sleep, that would be the preferred method, but however it is meant to be, well there you go.

When the journey began to study Islam, I did not think about the possible consequences, I merely wanted to learn as much as I could.  I believed, as I still do today, that knowledge is the most important tool one can have and to know is to understand.  As I became immersed in reading and studying Islam it became apparent that the subject, historically and factually interesting at it was, held a dark secret; no one was supposed to talk about what they really knew Islam to be.  Those that did received the most terrible punishments, never to be heard from again.

Islam demands death for anyone who insults or disparages the religion, Muhammad, Allah or the Qur’an.  Death for those who renounce Islam, practice another religion or try to convert Muslims away from Islam is the norm.  Women who are raped, or have illicit affairs are murdered with rocks, homosexuals are thrown from buildings for demeaning Islam and any slight perceived to be against anything Islamic means almost certain death. 

My words demand my death.  What I write, and say on my TV show calls for a Muslim to take my head.  What I express is an insult to Islam and Muslims, I am not allowed to speak about what is claimed I do not understand, nor am I allowed to ask questions or challenge what a Muslim says or what is written in the Qur’an.  I am a kuffir, an infidel, part of the Crusaders waging war against Islam and Muslims.  For that I must convert, become a dhimmi or die.  I will not convert, or pay the jizya as a dhimmi, so that leaves only one option: my death at the hands of the “religion of peace”.

Do I fear leaving this world for the next at the hands of those devoted to sending me to that other place?  Not at all.  I have been threatened directly, and have had veiled threats made against me, as well as being called all those names we are familiar with but I am not afraid.  The culture of death wants me as a member, but as Groucho Marx said, and I agree with, is that you don’t join a club that wants you as a member. 

When my time is up, I go willingly and without a fuss.  My time here is finite and what control I have is based in not much more than a belief that each day will be better than the previous.  Islam does not scare me as much as it worries me, the slow but steady creep across the globe, and the non-efforts to curb it’s crawl disturb me.  But worry about Islam taking me out, no.  There are many behind me, ready to take up the torch and continue.  I fear no man or ideology, I embrace the life worth dying for.

Hamas sends rockets of peace to Israel, Israel replies with bouquets of bombs

It never ends.  And it never will.  As long as Hamas follows Islamic doctrine they will war against Israel until either they are gone, or Israel goes. 

Hamas is Islam.

From The Jerusalem Post Feb 26

IAF strikes Islamic Jihad and Hamas targets in Gaza

IAF attacked two Islamic Jihad and Hamas targets in the central Gaza strip overnight Friday, in response to Kassam rockets fired on the Sdot Negev Regional Council earlier in the day.

The IDF spokesman confirmed direct hits on the targets. No Palestinian casualties were reported.

In addition to the Kassam rocket fired into Israel an additional Kassam was fired that landed in Palestinian territory.

(.)On Thursday Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned Hamas, “I do not suggest that anyone test the State of Israel’s resolve,..." 

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"...if he weren't Muslim (he) would not have been charged.

You are right, arrest the Baptist instead.  Deflection away from his actions by the claim of victimhood is, once again trotted out, and the implication is always the same: you are a racist for even thinking I, as a young male of Middle Eastern descent could be a terrorist.  Hitting that wall stops dead the ability to ask critical questions, and get informed answers.

The media will have a field day playing up the race angle, as they will not use the religion angle.  Remember, it is never the fault of Islam, only Muslims who misunderstand their religion.

Oh, and what race is Islam again?

From The Jerusalem Post Feb 28 by Hilary Leila Krieger

Lebanese man charged in US court with aiding Hezbollah

Former NY resident, dual citizen faces 260 years for allegedly using proceeds of stolen, counterfeit goods to aid terrorist group.

 WASHINGTONA dual US-Lebanese citizen appeared in a court in Philadelphia on Friday on charges that he tried to raise money Hezbollah, following his recent extradition from Paraguay.

Moussa Ali Hamdan, 38, a former resident of
Brooklyn, New York, faces a maximum sentence of 260 years in jail on 31 charges of attempting to use the proceeds of stolen and counterfeit equipment to enrich Hezbollah.
A naturalized US citizen, Hamdan fled the country when he was indicted in 2009 for materially aiding a US-designated terrorist group, according to American authorities. He and nine others are accused of being part of  Hezbollah-linked ring.
According to the complaint, Hamdan purchased stolen cell phones, laptops, game systems and cars from a cooperating witness acting as an agent of the US government.
Hamdan said after his arrest that he's been falsely accused, and that if he weren't Muslim (he) would not have been charged.
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Jews now require yamulkah-wearing in Gaza...wait, what?

Sounds silly doesn't it?  How would the world respond, hearing that Israel was now requiring it's citizens to wear the traditional Jewish male headgear.  Outrage, condemnation and accusations that Judaism was being imposed on people who may not want it.  So why is this a one-way street when it concerns Islam, and since the voices of outrage remain silent can we be sure anyone cares?

When Hamas was "elected" in 2006, the world hailed it as a great leap forward in the "democratization" of the refugees in Gaza, and an example of what can happen if we just all get along.  After almost 6 years in power, the signs of Palestinian "nationalism" have been replaced with the Qur'an and all it's gory glory.

Hamas is a jihadist/Islamist group with one goal in mind:  kill the Jews, take Israel and inpose sharia and fundamental islam throughout the region, and ultimately the globe.  They say it in their charter and are quite clear on their intentions and goals.  This article is another puzzle piece of the steady creep of Islam.

From The Telegraph Feb 25

Gaza's elected Islamist rulers crack down on secular community

After nearly four years of Hamas rule, the Gaza Strip's small secular community is in tatters, decimated by the militant group's campaign to impose its strict version of Islam in the coastal territory.

Hamas has bullied men and women to dress modestly, tried to keep the sexes from mingling in public and sparked a flight of secular university students and educated professionals. Most recently, it has confiscated novels it deems offensive to Islam from a bookshop and banned Gaza's handful of male hairdressers from styling women's hair.

Nothing like a little sharia to brighten up the day.

Some argue that the case of Gaza could also be a warning sign for those pushing for quick democratic reforms in the region. Hamas rose to power in part by winning internationally backed parliamentary elections held in 2006.

Hamas officials say claims that they are trying to Islamise Gaza are meant to help deter the international community from recognising their rule. "This isn't true," said Yousef Rizka, a senior Hamas government official. "We respect freedom."

Freedom within Islam, he means. 

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The end of the Ahmadiyah in Indonesia

Indonesia, the Islamic country with the largest Muslim population at 200Million is not the tolerant, multi-faith society it is presented as.  The Ahmadiyah Islamic sect, prevalent in that part of the world for a long time is now under serious pressure from the dominate Sunni government.  Long persecuted as not being Islamic enough, now the Indonesian Islamists are demanding, and probably will get an outright ban on the Ahmadiyah, thus paving the way for a "final solution" which will rid Indonesia of Ahmadiyah once and for all.

It also is apparant the the Islamists and jihadists are using the "blame the victim" game by saying of the Ahmadiyah; "...the Muslim sect has stirred up community conflicts".  Of course, just by existing within a pure islamic society they are a threat, and must be eliminated.  The community conflicts are due to the Ahmadiyah's refusal to become jihadists and Islamists, and their unwillingness to embrace Islam as defined by the Qur'an and the behavior of Muhammad.

This is not a new development, nor will it go away anytime soon.  Like the Copts in Egypt, the Ahmadiyah are living with numbered days, their fate, as it stands now is in the hands of their co-religionists. 

From the Jakarta Globe Feb 26 by Fitri, Eras Poke, Heru Andriyanto & Antara

Regional Indonesian Politicians to Ban Or Curb Ahmadiyah
Regional chiefs in some Indonesian provinces are moving ahead with plans to either ban completely or restrict the activities of Ahmadiyah followers in their areas, claiming the Muslim sect has stirred up community conflicts.
The mayor of Samarinda, Sjahrie Jaang, said he would curb all Ahmadiyah activities in the East Kalimantan capital and would also soon move to close down its mosques.

Why you Islamophobe!

“The regulation on halting the activities of the Ahmadiyah was signed today,” he told reporters after a meeting with local police, religious leaders and community representatives on Friday.

He said he would meet with Ahmadiyah leaders in the area to enforce the regulation, advising them to halt their activities and close their houses of worship.

Or what?

“This decision was taken as a form of firm action by the city administration on the Ahmadiyah issue in order to maintain security by preventing potential sources of conflict in society,” the mayor said.

When asked about the size of the Ahmadiyah community in Samarinda, Sjahrie said it was “insignificant” but if no firm action was taken immediately, it was likely to grow. “This is why we need to stop their activities now,” he said.

Supress those who are not enough the Muslim.  Prevent anything outside a strict interpretation of the Qur'an and hadiths from taking hold.  Stop the free exchange of ideas, even within your own belief system.

This is Islam

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Were not bigots, we hate everyone equally!

Long the signpost for who to hate, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has now decided that the group "Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA) run by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer is a "hate group". 

As the SIOA, Geller, Spencer and a host of others stand for freedom, human rigthts, democracy and justice, it is laughable to find the SPLC calling these American freedom fighters "haters".  But then again, the SPLC is not known for having anything but their own best interests at heart.  Morris Dees, founder and still the head makes no bones about who he loves to hate.

From Jihad Watch Feb 25

Hard-Left SPLC defames SIOA as "hate group"

Just another Leftist propaganda tactic -- go to the Daily News and vote in their poll here.
Here is our statement:

Human Rights Organization SIOA Vows to Fight Far-Left Propaganda Group’s “Hate Group” Designation
NEW YORK, February 25, 2011 – A prominent national human rights and advocacy organization has vowed to fight against its designation by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a hard-Left propaganda group, as a “hate group.”

The day after yet another deadly Islamic jihad terror plot involving weapons of mass destruction was thwarted in Texas, the SPLC issued its latest list of hate groups, including Stop Islamization of America (SIOA).

SIOA Executive Director Pamela Geller declared in a statement: "It's outrageous that the SPLC designates a group dedicated to protecting the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, and legal equality for all Americans as a ‘hate group.’ The SPLC, instead of standing for those freedoms, is carrying water for the real haters, the real neo-Nazi Jew-haters: the forces of Islamic supremacism and jihad. The SPLC doesn’t even have a category for Islamic jihadi groups. The greatest threat facing our nation, our people, our world, and they are shilling for them.”

SIOA Associate Director Robert Spencer pointed out that the Islamic supremacist hate group known as the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which the Justice Department designated an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case and has had several of its officials convicted of jihad terror activity, is not listed by the SPLC as a hate group. “That the SPLC would list SIOA and not CAIR as a hate group shows the hollowness and political motivation of the SPLC’s classifications,” Spencer said.

The Washington Times reported in November 2010 that “the SPLC is a small, hard-left political activist outfit known for promoting a panoply of radical liberal causes.

The Center holds itself out as an objective monitor of potentially violent or subversive hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, skinheads and other white supremacists. But in recent years - and with increasing abandon - the SPLC has leveraged (abused, really) its rapidly decreasing political capital and waning credibility to target and undermine organizations that, rather than dealing in the business of genuine ‘hate,’ instead pose a direct threat to the advancement of postmodern secular-socialism generally - and to the Democratic Party specifically….In sum, the SPLC has become an extremist wolf in ‘watchdog’ clothing.”

"My group is a human rights group," Geller said. "And these people are taken seriously? This is the morally inverted state of the world."

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The best way to deflect criticism of what you want to do is to blame the victim for your actions.  Classic abuse behavior, and one practiced by Islamists and jihadists, along with anti-semites and anti-Israelis.  When al-Zawahiri speaks, Islam listens.

Remember, Islam has no use for Christians and has been trying their damndest to rid the Middle East of their influence for over 1,000 years.  This is another tactic in the "war on non-Muslims".

From MSN news Feb 25

Al-Qaida No. 2 blast Coptic church in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — The deputy to Osama bin Laden issued al-Qaida's second message since the Egyptian uprising, accusing the nation's Christian leadership of inciting interfaith tensions and denying that the terror network was behind last month's bombing of a Coptic church in Alexandria that killed 21 and sparked protests.
The message Friday from Ayman al-Zawahri, the No. 2 leader of the terror network, comes amid renewed Muslim-Christian tension over the slaying of a Coptic priest and a dispute involving a monastery.

As with his first message, delivered Feb. 18, al-Zawahri in his new, 35-minute videotape makes no mention of the protests or Hosni Mubarak's fall from power. Al-Qaida had advocated for the destruction of Mubarak's regime — and al-Zawahri, an Egyptian doctor, was part of a failed militant uprising against the former president in the 1990s.

But the pro-democracy tone of the protests, led by secular liberals, contrasted greatly with the Islamic state al-Qaida envisions.

In the latest video, al-Zawahri devoted much of the time to the Muslim-Christian divide. But he denied that his group was behind the Alexandria bombing, according to a transcript by the SITE Intel group, a U.S. group that monitors militant messages.
Ahead of the bombing, extremist Islamic websites affiliated with al-Qaida circulated lists of Coptic churches in Egypt and Europe — including one that was hit on New Year's — along with instructions on how to attack them.

"To start, I want to explain that al-Qaida has no connection with the explosion that happened in the church in Alexandria," he said.

"The first among those who are responsible for setting the situation ablaze is the leadership of the Coptic Orthodox Church under the leadership of the one called Pope Shenouda III," he said.

He blamed the church leader for spreading "belief that the Muslims have occupied Egypt and they must be driven out as they were kicked out of Spain" in the 15th century.

Still angry about Al-Andalus, are we Ayman?

Al-Zawahri accused the Copts of trying to establish an independent state in Egypt.

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Distractions from the Real Issue: Protesters demand censorship in hearings

Rep. Pete King (NY), head of the House Committee on Homneland Security is about to begin hearings on the radicalization of Muslims in America.  He wants to find out the who, where, how and why of Islam in America, and try to shed some light on the inner workings of jihad and sharia in the US.  Outside his office, Muslims gathered to protest these hearings, claiming they will demonize Islam and Muslims, and do nothing positive against "terrorism".

Why are they not protesting how Islamists and jihadists use Islamic doctrine to justify their actions?  Why are they not protesting how women are treated in Islamic countries?  Why are the not protesting against the murder of apostates, or gays, or of women who are raped, both in and out of marriage?  The outrage should be there, especially as we hold Islamic countries to the same standards as Western countries. 

Islam, unfortunately does not do things the same way as we do.  If it is in the Qur'an, hadiths or sunnah then it is what a good and faithful Muslim is required to do.  And good Muslims always must protect the Ummah, at all costs so protesting a non-Muslim talking about Islam is prefectly natural.

From the New York Post Feb 25

Muslims protest outside NY Rep King’s office

MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y. — Planned hearings by the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security on the “radicalization of the American Muslim community” drew noisy protesters on both sides of the issue to his Long Island office on Tuesday.

About 100 opponents of the hearings were confronted by about the same number of supporters, some waving “Don’t Tread on Me” flags and chanting slogans favoring the hearings. For a time, protesters from each side argued heatedly in face-to-face confrontations in a parking lot adjacent to the congressman’s office before police stepped in and separated the groups with barricades.

At one point, hearing supporters sang “God Bless America,” while moments later their counterparts sang, “This Land is Your Land.” No arrests were reported.

Republican Rep. Peter King said afterward that his planned hearings, set to begin in Washington on March 10 and expected to be held periodically for 18 months, are “absolutely essential” to the country’s homeland security.

“Al-Qaida is recruiting right under our radar screen,” King told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “We are not going to cave to political correctness. There is a real threat to the country from the Muslim community and the only way to get to the bottom of it is to investigate what is happening.“

Civic and religious organizations, including the Interfaith Alliance Long Island, Pax Christi Long Island, the Muslim Peace Coalition USA, and the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives organized Tuesday’s event as a “pray-in” to oppose King’s hearings.

“We are worried about the way the hearings are being conducted. It will demonize the Muslim community,” said Dr. Shaik Ubaid, co-chair of the Muslim Peace Coalition USA’s New York chapter. “He should work with the Muslim community who has been working with the FBI and others and get to the root cause of this.“
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Another claim of "Backlash" against the "religion of peace" in Texas jihad case

As Robert Spencer points out, it is almost too easy to write a piece about how, after a Muslim is arrested for attempting to blow people up for the sake of Allah, the local Islamic community starts agitating for their place as victims by claiming what turns out to be non-existant anti-Muslim backlash.  The media willingly buys into this misdirection and tells us about how those poor Muslims will now suffer because one of their own decided to "misunderstand" Islam. 

There is never a backlash against those who continuously use the texts and tenets of Islam to justify their actions, however.

From Morris News Service Feb 25 by Irie Price

Lubbock Muslim community braces for backlash

Members of Lubbock's Muslim community reacted with surprise and dismay at the news of the arrest Wednesday of Saudi-born Lubbock resident Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari on charges of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

Imam Samer Altabaa of the Islamic Center of the South Plains had just begun to contact people in the Saudi community when contacted for comment Thursday. He said he did not know Aldawsari and had not heard of him before the arrest. He also said that no one in the Saudi community seemed to know Aldawsari, who identified himself as Muslim on his Facebook page.

"They are shocked," he said of the people he contacted.

Ben Chidmi, M.A.K. Lodhi and Adil Farooq, who all came for the 2 p.m. prayer at the Islamic Student Center, said they did not know the suspected terrorist.

First deny any knowledge of who he is...

Chidmi and Lodhi tempered their comments with the caveat that Aldawsari is still a suspect and has not yet been proven guilty of the charges.

...then ignore the statements Aldawsari made about committing jihad and fighting for Allah...

"They are just allegations," Chidmi said. "If it's true, I think the Muslim community condemns any action like that."

(.)When asked about the Quran's stance on violent and terrorist acts, Altabaa responded, "The Quran always calls all Muslims to commit to peace, to live with peace, especially with non-Muslims."

...and finish it off with a dollop of taqiyya.

He added, "God sent (Mohammed) to have mercy in the world, and to spread mercy on all creation of the world."

Quoting a translation of the Quran, Altabaa said, "Whoever kills one person, (it is as) if he killed all human beings; he is equal to a person who killed all human beings. And whoever saves one person's life, (it is as) if he saved all human beings. The Quran makes it clear to every Muslim."

It is consistent when Islamists and jihadists use that sura and verse that they leave out the beginning, which changes the context.  That sura opens with "as we ordain for the people of the book(Jews), if you kill one...".  That sura is specifically written for Jews, and is a warning to not kill a Muslim.

"Muslims are people of peace," said the imam, "because this is what Islam means."

Uh, no, Islam means "submission", not peace. 

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

He was only following Orders

More on Khalid Aldawsari and how he gets Islam all wrong.

From Jihad Watch Feb 24

"In the name of Allah The Beneficient, The Merciful. Nitro [urea] explosive is more powerful than T.N.T."

Selected quotations from the criminal complaint against Khalid Aldawsari, via Scribd, February 24:
"Only gratification from Allah is what I want; therefore, it is what I seek. And God willing, I shall encounter it in eternity not in this world" (p. 6).
"You who created mankind and who is knowledgeable of what is in the womb, grant me martyrdom for Your sake and make Jihad easy for me only in Your path, for you have no partner, and make me reside in heaven eternally forever, and shield me in your shadow on the day when there is no shadow but yours. My God, You are the one who responds to supplication" (p. 6).
"if this is the West's version of freedom, we have our own policies in freedom and it is war until... the infidels leave defeated" (p. 6).
From an email message with the title "How to make explosives":
"In the name of Allah The Beneficient, The Merciful. Nitro Yoria [Urea] explosive is more powerful than T.N.T." (p. 7)
From a document found in Aldawsari's email:
"The page contains a simplified lesson on how to booby-trap a vehicle with items that are readily available in every home. This lesson is directed especially to the brothers in America or Europe stating if anyone is able to execute one of those operations in one of the European countries that is participating in the fight against Muslims, this operation might lead to the withdrawal of that country The message further states that one operation in the land of infidels is equal to ten operations in the land of the Muslims. The writer states that therefore it's incumbent on Muslims to conquer infidels in their land (p. 8).
"I excelled in my studies in high school in order to take advantage of an opportunity for a scholarship to America, offered by the Saululi [perjorative for Saudi royal family] government and its companies, so I applied with [Saudi industrial corporations], and with the Traitor of the Two Holy Places scholarship program and was accepted for all of them, thank God. I chose [a specific Saudi sponsoring corporation] for two reasons. First, [it] sends its students directly to America, .... contrary to [the other] which requires its students to study in the Land of the Two Holy Places for one year. Second, [the sponsoring corporation's] financial support is the largest, which will help tremendously in providing me with the support I need for Jihad....

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In Texas, even jihad is bigger

You may have seen part of this story on the MSM recently, but as usual they will not tell you what you really need to know.  Here are some details about Khalid Aldawsari and his personal jihad against the United States.  I am curious how, if at all the media will spin this: bad upbringing, poor parents, mistreated, upset over a girl, malnourished...

He is a devotee of Islam, a believer in the Qur'an and a follower of Muhammad.  He must really misunderstand his religion!

From Reuters Feb 24 by  Jeremy Pelofsky, editing by Cynthia Osterman

Factbox: Details of bomb plot in U.S. by Saudi national

(Reuters) - A Saudi-born student was arrested in Texas on Wednesday on charges he plotted to build and detonate bombs inside the United States. Following are details about him and the alleged plot from an FBI affidavit released on Thursday by the Justice Department.

* Khalid Aldawsari was born in Saudi Arabia on April 24, 1990, and came to the United States on a student visa in September 2008. He took English language classes for a year and attended Texas Tech University where he majored in chemical engineering from August 2009 until last month. He then transferred to South Plains College to major in business.

* FBI agents received on February 1 a tip from a chemical supply company, Carolina Biological Supply in North Carolina, after Aldawsari tried to order 10 500-ml bottles of concentrated phenol, a chemical that can be used to make the explosive picric acid. A freight company also called police after he tried to have the chemicals delivered there.

* After receiving the tips, the FBI conducted an authorized review of his e-mail communications and a surreptitious search of his Texas apartment. They discovered he had successfully bought nitric acid and sulfuric acid, other materials to build a bomb, obtained directions on how to turn a cell phone into a remote detonator, and had drawn up lists of potential targets.

* FBI agents also found journal belonging to Aldawsari in which he said that he had planned to commit an attack inside the United States for years and that he was inspired by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's speeches. He also listed in the journal the steps he needed to take to carry out an attack, including getting fake U.S. documents, renting cars and placing the vehicles with bombs in them at different locations during rush hour.

He said it.

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Tulsa police officer files lawsuit over attending mosque event

Capt. Fields did not want to be required to attend a "community outreach" event at the local  mosque, even if it was to thank law enforcment for the help against a recent threat against the mosque.  To volunteer is one thing but a requirement is another.  He is suing in federal court on his free speech rights being violated. 

Good luck Captain, let's hope you prevail.

From Tulsa World Feb 24 by David Harper

Tulsa police officer files lawsuit over attending mosque event

A Tulsa police captain who refused to require that some of his subordinates attend an upcoming Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at a Tulsa mosque filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, claiming that his First Amendment rights have been violated.

Capt. Paul Fields also claims that Deputy Chief Daryl Webster - the sole defendant in the case at this point - retaliated against him for his "exercise of his First Amendment Rights" and singled Fields out for disparate treatment.

Fields asked for $1 in nominal damages on each of his two claims, attorneys' fees and whatever other relief "the court deems just and proper under the circumstances."

Fields was temporarily transferred Monday afternoon from the Police Department's Riverside Division to another patrol shift at the Mingo Valley Division.

The Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is to be held at the mosque of the Islamic Society of Tulsa on March 4. Police Chief Chuck Jordan has said the society scheduled the event to show its appreciation for the officers' response to a recent threat against it.

Nothing about Islamic threats against non-Muslims, though.

In an e-mail sent by Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police Board of Directors Chairman Clay Ballenger to FOP members on Monday, Ballenger said Fields' refusal "was based on the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, departmental policy, and past practices of the Tulsa Police Department."

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The Duplicity of CBS

We know the MSM is more than a bit biased, but to cover up a crime to protect some ethereal principle is beyond the pale.  When it is regarding Islam and Muslims, the dhimmi factor is a real possibility.  The problem is that we will see more of this as Islam becomes more demanding, and we become more accomodating.

From PRonlineNews Feb 22 by Jack Kemp

Diana West points out at that CBS covered up that, as a crowd beat and raped their reporter Lara Logan, they were shouting, “Jew! Jew!”

Ms. Logan isn’t Jewish, but in typical American liberal tradition, the seriousness of the charge trumps the facts of the case.

CBS has a vested interest in comparing the Egyptian street mobs to 1960s Woodstock without the guitars, but the ugly truth was exposed by the New York Post. I’m surprised Katie Couric didn’t say:
“You know, if you close your eyes, you could see the ghost of Jimmie Hendrix and Janis Joplin floating over the crowd in Tahrir Square.”

West tells her story at

But in this singular Logan case we’ve seen both. First, only after news queries indicated the story was breaking did CBS on Tuesday release a brief rap sheet on the Friday crime. We were told of Logan’s accidental separation from her crew in the crowd. The prolonged assault by over 200 people “whipped into a frenzy.” The rescue by a group of women and 20 soldiers.

What CBS didn’t mention — what was later attributed to an unnamed network source — was that as the thugs assaulted the 39-year-old journalist and mother of two, they shouted, “Jew! Jew!”

This essential piece of the story, this clue to the hysterical, obsessive anti-Semitism of the Islamic world including Egypt, was broken by the New York Post. It has sparked little comment, which in itself is worth comment.

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A Table with Two Legs

When I see the words "Muslim Brotherhood" and "Democracy" in the same sentence I am reminded of those old oxymoron jokes: jumbo shrimp, military intelligence, student loan.  The MSM is incapable of distancing these two disparate and oxymoronic words from each other, keeping the waters muddied for the reader on the true differences.  Now that the MB are "sitting at the table" and giving their advice on the new Egyptian constitution, watch for more oxymorons coming from the mass media and those who claim  to understand Islam and Muslims.

The name of their party, Freedom and Justice is the best oxymoron I have heard in a while.

From The Jerusalem Post Feb 23 by David E. Miller/The Media Line

Muslim Brotherhood sits at Egypt’s new democratic table

The Muslim Brotherhood – which had been the standard bearer of Egypt’s opposition until non-aligned protesters forced President Husni Mubarak out of office this month – is forming a political party, as it seeks to ensure it place for itself in the country’s new democratic politics.
But the new party, to be called Freedom and Justice, faces an uphill struggle.
The Brotherhood officially remains banned in Egypt and its leaders declined to detail what its positions will be or even state with certainty whether non-Muslims will be able to hold leadership positions. Analysts say many Egyptians are suspicious of its Muslim agenda.

Yet in a recent Pew poll, over 80% of Egyptians want an Islamic government.

RELATED:'Decision on Israeli peace treaty up to Egyptian people'
US intelligence unsure over Muslim Brotherhood agenda

Moreover, once the only significant opposition to the rule of Mubarak and his predecessors – Gamal Abd Al-Nasser and Anwar Sadat – was largely sidelined during the three weeks of protests that shook Egypt and now faces a plethora of new rivals for Egyptian votes.
"This is a major political maneuver," Gamal Abd Al-Gawad, director of Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies in Cairo, told The Media Line. "The Brotherhood is trying to establish itself as a legitimate power in society, which enjoys legal status."
The US and Israel will be carefully monitoring the Brotherhood’s success. They fear the group aims to recast Egypt is(sic) the mold of Islamic Iran, tearing up the 1979 peace treaty with Israel and opposing American interests in the region. Some analysts have questioned its fealty to democratic values and fear it will use elections to seize power.

Even that fear is not enough to address the real problem; Islamic doctrine and tenets which drive political ambitions.

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No More Mr. Nice Guy

The Muslim Brotherhood is on the march, even as they say they won't field a presidential candidate and will be happy with a small role in the new Egyptian government.  Ever since the Oslo Accords, where Egypt recognized the state of Israel and began diplomatic exchanges, the MB and other Islamists and jihadists have been in a snit.  To not hate the Jews and Israel is against Islamic doctrine, and the Brotherhood is not about to go against the words of Allah and Muhammad.

I have pointed out that the end of Egypt as we knew her is also the end of Israel, at least from the political sense.  The Muslim Brotherhood has now stated that if/when they get the power, the recognition of Israel and the Jews there will disappear, and hatred and enminity will be the norm.

Will anyone point this out, or stand with Israel against an enemy who wants nothing less than the destruction of Israel and the death of all Jews?


From Feb 24

Israel peace treaties, null and void - Muslim Brotherhood member

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - A senior member of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood said there is virtually no peace agreement with the Zionist regime following the recent developments in the country, adding that any treaty not approved by the Egyptian nation must be abrogated.

Kamal Halbavi was speaking to Qudsna when asked about the future of several treaties signed by the former Egyptian regime with the Zionist regime.

The Egyptian nation considers as null and void any agreement between the toppled regime and the Zionist regime which has no respect for justice and rights of the Egyptian people.

He said the world was witnessing massive changes. “People worldwide want to see unjust laws scraped. It is no surprise for the Egyptians to want the same,” he said.
Halbavi then touched on the dismantling of Berlin wall, adding that following the dismantling, many previously signed treaties were abrogated.

 He said the time was over for surrender to treaties which have brought humiliation to the Egyptian nation.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A small glimmer of hope in Afghanistan?

Maybe.  The Taliban are still strong, and willing to keep pushing for control.  Afghans do not like the Taliban, but the past has shown them to be too afraid to mount any kind of real resistance against the black-turbaned threat.  I feel for those suffering, but unless and until there is enough popular uprising, we will continue to see the Taliban maintain their stranglehold on Afghanistan. 

We can do nothing, not with hearts and minds, or democracy or equal rights.  We can only watch and pray.

From Deutsche Presse-Agentur Feb 23 by Farhad Peikar

Video of militant shooting civilians enrages Afghans

Kabul - The increasing violence of the Taliban is failing to win the hearts and minds of many Afghans, as a video of a shooting in a bank has prompted calls for terrorists to be publicly executed.

Surveillance footage shot on Sunday in the Kabul Bank branch in Jalalabad, in the eastern province of Nangarhar, showed a man dressed in police uniform and six accomplices repeatedly shooting unarmed civilians.

In one of the clips broadcast late Tuesday, the bogus policeman is seen shooting two men in civilian clothes as they try to leave the bank, and then walking all around the room, firing indiscriminately at customers, staff and unarmed security personnel.

The attack triggered a standoff with police that lasted several hours and left 38 civilians, four security staff and six of the attackers dead. Afghan police arrested the remaining attacker in police uniform.

Tolo, an Afghan broadcaster, aired a report on Tuesday night which included the surveillance footage and an interview with the suspect, in which he said that the killing 'gave me pleasure.'

The attack came amid an increase in Taliban actions against civilians, as war-weary Afghans the length and breadth of the country struggle to see the Islamic justification for the violence.

Oh, there is plenty of Islamic justification for the violence.

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Democracy, I spit on your democracy!

Pakistan, our friend and ally in the "war on terrorism" and a country we have paid billions in jizya to, now has it's own internal revolution brewing.  The "yout" as Joe Pesci says seem to be in a snit, and are demanding the ouster of Western influence and a return to good old Islam. 

The hate keeps rolling along through country after country soon the caliphate will coalesce and the wonder at how quickly it happened will be replaced with fear and confusion as we blindly tell ourselves it has nothing to do with Islam.

From The Express Tribune Feb 21 by Rameez Khan

Youths protest against democracy

LAHORE: Some 150 youths gathered at the Liberty roundabout on Sunday in a protest organised via social networking site Facebook, to demand that Pakistan scrap its democratic political system and replace it with an “Islamic” system of governance.

It was the third consecutive week that Youth 4 Change had organised a protest “against the democratic system and the American hegemony in Pakistan”. The protesters chanted slogans in support of Islam. They held placards and banners denouncing America and in support of Dr Afia Siddiqui, and in support for the protests in Cairo at Tahrir (Liberty) Square.

The protesters demanded the closure of all US embassies and consulates in Pakistan, an end to the war in Afghanistan, that Raymond Davis to be tried under Islamic law, that Dr Siddiqui be released, and that the armed forces of Pakistan obey Allah and the Holy Prophet (pbuh) and unite the Muslim Ummah under one caliph.

Junaid Khan, an engineering student at the National University of Science and Technology, said the protest was meant to push for change. “In Pakistan, democracy and dictatorship have been tried and failed. Now it is time to bring in an Islamic system. That is the only way for Pakistan to progress,” he said.

Islam replacing democracy, now how does that work?  Oh yes; stonings, amputations, death for apostasy and shirk(giving Allah companions), rape within marriage and child weddings.  Got it.

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Lawsuit alleges FBI violated Muslims' freedom of religion

The joke is, some Muslims practice Islam as laid down by Muhammad 1400 years ago, using texts and tenets upheld as correct by the Ulema, or world-wide recognized islamic scholars, but they cry foul if that religion is called in question about those actions.  They must really misunderstand Islam.

If Muslims really wanted to end the alleged profiling and mosque surveillance, it would be as simple as opening the doors wide and doing everything possible, with law enforcment to root out those in their midst who are planning, recruiting or training jihadists or Islamists.  Being as transparant and honest about the possiblities  there are some who wish Islam to dominate, and then doing whatever is needed to hand them over th authorities will go a long way in assuaging those "Islamophobic fears" we are so readily accused of harboring.

I am sure the Muslim community will jump right on this suggestion and end the "victimization" of all those poor Muslims who want nothing more than to live in the land of the free.

Wait for it....

From the Washington Post Feb 22 by Jerry Marcon

Lawsuit alleges FBI violated Muslims' freedom of religion

An FBI informant who infiltrated a California mosque violated the constitutional rights of hundreds of Muslims by targeting them for surveillance because of their religion, the ACLU and a Muslim group said in a lawsuit Tuesday.

Every jihadist has used copious amounts of Qur'anic and hadith quotes to justify their actions, but we should not take that into account when trying to find the next homicide bomber.  That is insane thinking.

The lawsuit, filed against the FBI and seven of its agents and supervisors, focuses on the actions several years ago of Craig Monteilh, a paid FBI informant. Monteilh has said he was instructed to spy on worshipers at an Irvine mosque in a quest for potential terrorists, allegations that prompted fierce criticism of the FBI from some Muslims in Southern California and nationwide.

The lawsuit alleges that Monteilh was ordered by his FBI handlers to conduct "indiscriminate surveillance" of Muslims, violating their First Amendment right to freedom of religion. Filed on behalf of three Muslim plaintiffs, the 64-page document seeks class action status, unspecified damages and a court order instructing the FBI to destroy or return the information Monteilh collected.

Let's see; by watching and listening, we took away a Muslims right to practice their religion.  If they were afraid to practice Islam due to someone watching, does that not imply Muslims had something to hide?

"The FBI should be spending its time and resources investigating actual threats, not spying on every American who happens to worship at a mosque,'' said Peter Bibring, a staff attorney for the ACLU of Southern California, which filed the complaint along with the Los Angeles office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Right, those pesky Southern Baptists are the real threat, not anyone who goes to a mosque.

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Russian Roulette, Islam Style

Medvedev is right when he says "...the arrival at power of fanatics...will mean fires for decades and the spread of extremism...".  Chechnya is but one example of Islamists and jihadists expanding territory as per Muhammad and the Qur'an, and the list is growing in the former Soviet republics.

Jihad in Russia is on the move, has been for 15 years, and will not stop until the flag of Islam flies over the Kremlin.

From AP/Yahoo Feb 22 by David Nowak

Medvedev sees `fires for decades' in Arab world

MOSCOW – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday predicted decades of instability in the Arab world if protesters whom he called fanatics come to power, adding no such scenario will be permitted at home.

Medvedev's words fall in sharp contrast with the European Union, which said in a statement on Monday that it "deplores the violence" and "repression" against the pro-democracy protesters by authorities in one of the troublespots, Libya.

Explain what kind of democracy, if you would.  Hello, anybody??

Speaking at a security meeting in the Caucasus city of Vladikavkaz, Medvedev didn't name countries, but he was referring to the crisis in the Middle East and North Africa — which has brought down governments in Tunisia and Egypt and sparked protests in Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Iran, Morocco and Jordan.

"These states are difficult, and it is quite probable that hard times are ahead, including the arrival at power of fanatics. This will mean fires for decades and the spread of extremism," Medvedev said in televised comments.

Any attempts to repeat the unrest in Russia would be quashed, he said.

Good luck with that, Dimitri.

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