Sunday, July 31, 2011

Congressman Ellison says Islam is misunderstood by most Americans

He says it is Muslims who must tell the story of Islam, in song, story and performance, and teach us all that the religion of peace really, really exists. 

This from the man who took money from the Muslim American Society, operating as the Muslim Brotherhood to go to Mecca for his Hajj ($13,350.00) and took his oath of office on the Qur'an.  This from the man who says we are at war with Islam.

This  from the man re-elected twice and who has no compunction in crying on the stand when asked about the treatment of Muslims in America.  Well Congressman Ellison, explain Islam to us, please.  Explain why it is OK to beat the wife(4-34) or how it is required to convert, subjugate or kill unbelievers (9-29).  Explain to us why a Muslim is not allowed to have non-Muslim friends (3-28) or that a Muslim man may have up to four wives at a time (4-3).  Can you tell us why a Muslim is allowed to lie (4-101) and why they are commanded to fight until the worlds religion is for Allah alone (8-39)?

To understand Islam one must read the Qur'an.  Then the tough questions can start, and the demand for honest answers begin.  That is where you start to understand Muhammad, Allah and what it means to be a Muslim.

From VOA July 31 by Karlina Amkas

Congressman: Misunderstanding of Islam Continues in the US

Most Muslims around the world will start the fasting month of Ramadan on Monday, August 1. In America, Muslims have been conducting a series of events to welcome the holy month of Ramadan. But, according to a U.S. Congressman, Islam still is mostly misunderstood in the United States.

Keith Ellison, a member of the House of Representatives from the midwestern state of Minnesota delivered greetings on the fasting month.

Islam is still much misunderstood

Ellison took office in January, 2007, and became the first Muslim to be elected to the U.S. Congress. He was first elected in November of 2006, just five years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has won re-election twice since then.

Keith Ellison is one of the many faces of Muslims in America. As a pioneer in his profession, many people ask how his fellow members of Congress on Capitol Hill treat him. In a recent panel discussion “Muslims in America” held by the Faith and Politics Institute at the Newseum in Washington, Ellison answered that question:

"I want to assure you that I have been well treated, well received. Well respected by my colleagues," he said

Islam, Ellison acknowledged, is still much misunderstood. But, he asserts, Islam in America is not something new. Islam has been in America for 14 generations. He regrets though, that throughout the world, people treated religion as their identity and are willing to kill or die over the identity associated with religion, not the faith, but religious identity.

"If you use your religion as an identity as opposed to a path to divine, inspirations and guidance, then you are no different than Crips and Bloods [gangs]," he said. "And I want to say that I mean that."

Islam requires that you as a Muslim are devoted 100% to Islam, Muhammad and Allah first, over and above anything else.  Being a Muslim is your identity, nothing else matters or is allowed to interfere with that label.  You are Muslim and no one can question or challenge that stance.  You are Islam, you are Muslim, you are NOT American.

Make this world a better place

Surveys show that about 60 percent of Americans do not understand Islam. To further introduce Islam, Ellison argued, the Muslim community in America should be much more vocal about who they really are, then take actions in their chosen field.

"If you can make a movie, make one. If you could sing a song, sing it. If you could write a play, write it. If you want to run for office - run, but do something to make this world a better place" said Ellison. "And then we don’t even have to worry about what religion we are because we [will] all be united in what we believe, which is service to humanity."

Uh huh, of course it is service to humanity.  The humanity, or ummah of Islam.

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"There are so many (Islamic) beards. We certainly feel imposed upon..."

As well you should.  You will see many more in public as Islamists, through the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafis gain more and more power.  

In Egypt, no one can hear you scream anymore.

From Reuters July 29 by Edmund Blair

Groups quit Egypt rally saying hijacked by Islamists

(Reuters) - More than 30 political parties and movements withdrew from a rally on Friday that was organized to send a united message to the ruling army about reform, saying the event was hijacked by Islamist groups.
"Islamic law above the constitution," read banners in Cairo's Tahrir Square that was packed with tens of thousands of people. Protesters who fear Islamists will seek to dominate plans to rewrite the constitution demanded they be taken down.
"Islamic, Islamic, we don't want secular," they chanted in the square filled with many followers of the strict Salafist interpretation of Islam.
"There are so many (Islamic) beards. We certainly feel imposed upon," said student Samy Ali, 23. He said Salafists had tried to separate women and men camping there.
Islamists and more liberal groups have diverged on how hard to press the ruling generals for change. They have also been divided over the fate of the constitution, which is to be re-written after parliament is elected later this year.
Liberal groups fear the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's best organized group, and other Islamists will dominate the vote.
A joint statement by more than 30 groups said Islamists and other groups had agreed on demands to make on Friday "to thwart attempts by the military council to divide the revolutionaries and distort their image." But the groups said "some Islamic currents" violated this agreement.
Abdelrahman al Barr, a senior Brotherhood member, said of the decision by other groups to quit Friday's rally: "Salafist slogans shouldn't be a cause for other political forces to withdraw. Everyone is free to say what they feel like."

For the moment.  When the Salafis and the MB soldify their powerbase, rest assured the right to speak freely about any religion besides Islam will be severly curtailed.

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Australian man arrested for threatening on FaceBook

FaceBook has a history of letting anti-semitic and anti-western propaganda and death threats stand, but this is not about FaceBook, it  is about the Australain government and how they view Islamists and jihadists in their midst.  The fact that they arrested Khaled Zakaria and are serious about prosecution shows, at least on some levels that there are those in the cabinet who see Islam and it's expansion across Australia as a very real threat.  Let's hope their voices are the ones listened to as Islam keeps trying to impose sharia on the outback.

From The July 31 by Anne Tarasov

Man accused of Facebook bomb threat

A CLEANING business owner used Facebook to threaten to ''kill all Christians and Jews'' and bomb Sydney, police allege.

Khaled Zakaria, 30, faced Parramatta Bail Court yesterday charged with one count of using a mobile phone to menace or harass and two counts of making hoax threats using a mobile phone.

In documents tendered to the court, police said Mr Zakaria, of Greenacre, threatened to bomb intelligence agency ASIO, stab officers at Goulburn's super-max jail and ''get'' officers at Bankstown police station under the Facebook profiles Kay Zee, Khaled Ibn-Al Walid and Khaled Ibn-Alwalie.

Police alleged Mr Zakaria posted threatening comments on the Ban the Burka and Sharia for Australia Facebook pages, including: ''There's going to be a big bang in the City of Sydney on 30th of July, 2011. Watch out. Bang Bang.''

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US ambassabor to Pakistan detained at airport in Islamabad by Pakistan government

It is claimed he did not have a valid "No objection Certificate" or NoC in order to travel between cities, yet he claims his was valid.

Is this retaliation for the death of bin-Laden, or just more games from our supposed friend?

Pakistan wants only one thing: to do whatever they want, while support Islamists and jihadists.

From NDTV July 31

Pakistan detains US Ambassador at Islamabad airport; asks for NoC

Islamabad: Pakistani authorities recently detained the US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter, at Islamabad airport. Pakistani officials said they were enforcing a rule that requires all foreign diplomats to have a "No-objection Certificate" (NoC) for travelling outside Islamabad.

Mr Munter, who reportedly possessed the NoC, was stopped at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, and asked about the document, while he was travelling to Karachi last week. The envoy "strongly protested" the incident, which was subsequently taken up with President Asif Ali Zardari, the Dawn newspaper reported.

The incident reflects the tensions that have characterized Pakistan-US relations in recent since al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by American special forces in a covert raid in Abbottabad on May 2.

Pakistan has threatened to impose "more formal restrictions" where US diplomats will have to provide prior notification before traveling in the country. They however dropped the demand when the US administration threatened similar restrictions for Pakistani diplomats in the US, an unnamed US official was quoted as saying by ABC News.

Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has also begun keeping a close watch on American diplomats in the wake of the raid against Bin Laden as it believed the CIA was running a secret network of American and Pakistani operatives in the country.

And if they were, it was only because we could not trust the Pakistani ISI or the military to keep our secrets.  A secret network was what brought us to bin-Laden, no thanks to the ISI.

More beheadings from Islam

They are just following their leader who says to "...smite them at their necks...(4-74).

From The Straits Times July 29

Islamic militants beheaded Philippine troops: navy

MANILA - ISLAMIST militants in the southern Philippines beheaded two marines in a brutal knife attack during a major clash that left five other soldiers dead and 26 wounded, a military spokesman said on Friday.

The Al Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf severed the heads of two of the seven dead marines in Thursday's clash, navy spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Omar Tonsay told reporters in Manila.

'I can confirm two,' Mr Tonsay said when asked if any of the dead marines were beheaded. 'Definitely this is a form of barbarism.' Military spokesmen in the south also raised the number of wounded soldiers from the clash on the Abu Sayyaf stronghold of Jolo island to 26, from the 21 initially reported.

Eleven of the wounded were flown to a military hospital in the southern port of Zamboanga on Friday along with their dead comrades, said the regional military spokesman there, Lieutenant-Colonel Randolf Cabangbang.

He said 30 militants were also slain, but gave no indication as to how the military determined the Abu Sayyaf death toll.

He said the government had not recovered any of the militants' bodies, even though the military reported taking control of the jungle area where the clash occurred.

"...the panel's role would be to act "as a liaison between the federal government ... and Boko Haram and to initiate negotiations..."

To paraphrase Churchill, if you give in to the alligator hoping you will be the last one eaten, ie; talks with the "books, him bad" mob there can be only one conclusion: they win, you lose.  You will be the last meal, and when it comes your turn the alligator will be hungry still. 

By initiating these talks, the government is setting itself up for failure and the assured spread of sharia and Islam.  One concession leads to another, to another, to another and in the end it will be Boko Haram which holds the reins of power.

And we will shake our heads and collectively say "What happened?  I didn't see that coming!"

We are so pathetic sometimes.

From the BBC July 30

Nigeria plans talks with Islamist group Boko Haram

Burning vehicles in police HQ car park 
Boko Haram said it attacked Nigeria's police headquarters last month

Nigeria's government says it wants to start negotiating with Islamist group Boko Haram, which has been blamed for a series of recent attacks.

The government said a panel would open talks with the group and report back by 16 August.

There was no immediate reaction to the statement from Boko Haram.

The group, whose name roughly translates as "Western education is forbidden", is fighting to topple the government and create an Islamic state.

It led an uprising across a number of states in northern Nigeria in 2009, during which hundreds were killed.

In recent weeks it has been blamed for a series of bombings and shootings in Nigeria's north-east.

The government statement said President Goodluck Jonathan had appointed seven people, including the ministers of defence and labour, to a negotiation committee.

It said the panel's role would be to act "as a liaison between the federal government ... and Boko Haram and to initiate negotiations with the sect".

It would also work with Nigeria's national security adviser to ensure that security forces acted with "professionalism", the statement added.

The governor of the Nigerian state of Borno has admitted that the army has been guilty of excesses during operations to counter Boko Haram.

Most of Boko Haram's recent attacks have been carried out in the Borno city of Maiduguri.

It also claimed responsibility for the deadly bombing of the police headquarters in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, last month.

The negotiation panel is to be inaugurated on Tuesday.

And by Friday night there will be another "reminder" by Boko Haram to the government that it is in their best interest to give in to their demands.

"Armed terrorists" in the "restive" and "ethnically torn" Xinjiang province commit "ethnic violence"

Here we go.  Now what do we make of this?  We cannot deduce from the little information in this article just who is doing what to whom.  Only once in the article is the word Muslim mentioned, and there is nothing at all referencing Islam or the tenets driving the Uighurs to act. The disconnect between real reporting and propaganda to hide Islamic hegemony and the installation of sharia law grows by the minute, and there is very little, short of another successful attack by Islam that will shake this PC gone wild. 

Remember that whenever you see the above words in a story or article on Islam or Muslims, their meaning   in context of the piece written will be 180 degrees opposite from the reality. 

From AFP/Yahoo July 30 by Marianne Barriaux

Deadly violence hits China's restive Xinjiang

Knife-wielding attackers killed 13 people in China's Xinjiang region and another five were shot dead by police as a wave of violence swept the ethnically-torn area, state media and officials said Sunday.
The unrest occurred in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar in two separate attacks, and local residents said Sunday the city centre was under lockdown, with security forces patrolling the streets.
Xinjiang has seen several outbreaks of ethnic violence in recent years as the mainly Muslim Uighur minority bridles under what it regards as oppression by the government and the unwanted immigration of ethnic Han Chinese.
Earlier this month, more than 20 people were killed in a clash with police in the remote city of Hotan.
In the first attack on Saturday evening, seven people were killed and 28 others hurt at a night market by two attackers with knives, one of whom was later killed in violence, the authorities said.
Hou Hanmin, spokeswoman for the government of the northwestern region, told AFP the attackers were both Uighurs, adding the suspect who was still alive had been detained.
"The case is still under investigation so I don't have more information," she said.
On Sunday six people were killed by "armed terrorists", two of them in a restaurant and four of them "hacked... arbitrarily" outside, the official Xinhua news agency said, adding 12 civilians and three policemen were injured.
As opposed to "hacked...with intent".
It had earlier reported an explosion, but a follow-up report said only that the restaurant had been set on fire.
Police shot dead four suspects allegedly involved in the attack and detained four others, one of whom later died in hospital, Xinhua said, while another four were on the run.
Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for the Germany-based World Uyghur Congress -- an exile group -- said security forces had shot dead six people and injured nine others on Sunday.
The government spokeswoman was not available when contacted about Sunday's unrest.

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

"You are entering a Jew-controlled zone, Talmudic law applies"

Imagine seeing a sign that says that, what would you think?  The outcry would be instant and condemnation swift.  We hear nothing from the MSM on this, it is as if they see nothing and read nothing.  This is a slap in the face to British common law and close to the end of England as we knew her.  Sharia-enforced no-go zones in 25 areas in England where non-Muslims take their very life in their hands by stepping foot inside the Islamist perimeter.

Does no one care anymore at the loss of a great culture and civilization?

From the Mail Online July 28 by Rebecca Camber

'No porn or prostitution': Islamic extremists set up Sharia law controlled zones in British cities

Islamic extremists have launched a poster campaign across the UK proclaiming areas where Sharia law enforcement zones have been set up.

Communities have been bombarded with the posters, which read: ‘You are entering a Sharia-controlled zone – Islamic rules enforced.’

The bright yellow messages daubed on bus stops and street lamps have already been seen across certain boroughs in London and order that in the ‘zone’ there should be ‘no gambling’, ‘no music or concerts’, ‘no porn or prostitution’, ‘no drugs or smoking’ and ‘no alcohol’.

Hate preacher Anjem Choudary has claimed responsibility for the scheme, saying he plans to flood specific Muslim and non-Muslim communities around the UK and ‘put the seeds down for an Islamic Emirate in the long term’.

In the past week, dozens of streets in the London boroughs of Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets and Newham have been targeted, raising fears that local residents may be intimidated or threatened for flouting ‘Islamic rules’.

No doubt as the influence of sharia spreads, Muslims will become more bold and the imtimidation will increase, until all those who do not follow Muhammad will have fled, thus by default turning those areas 100% Islamic.

Choudary, who runs the banned militant group Islam4UK, warned: ‘We now have hundreds if not thousands of people up and down the country willing to go out and patrol the streets for us and a print run of between 10,000 and 50,000 stickers ready for distribution.

There are 25 areas around the country which the Government has earmarked as areas where violent extremism is a problem.

‘We are going to go to all these same areas and implement our own Sharia-controlled zones.

‘This is the best way for dealing with drunkenness and loutishness, prostitution and the sort of thug life attitude you get in British cities.’

The former lawyer added: ‘This will mean this is an area where the Muslim community will not tolerate drugs, alcohol, pornography, gambling, usury, free mixing between the sexes – the fruits if you like of Western civilisation.

‘We want to run the area as a Sharia-controlled zone and really to put the seeds down for an Islamic Emirate in the long term.’

But don't say Islam is the problem, that would make you an Islamophobe.

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Young love, Islamic style

The worst of Islam brings out the worst in family.

Two suffer and will be killed if Father has his way.

The NY Times does not identify the motive behind the attitudes of the family and lets stand the ambiguity of the what and the why.  No need to bring Islam into the mix, as the actions of Dad have nothing to do with Islam.  Remember that for the next heinous act by a follower of the religion of peace.

From The New York Times July 30 by Jack Healy

Afghans Rage at Young Lovers; a Father Says Kill Them Both

HERAT, Afghanistan — The two teenagers met inside an ice cream factory through darting glances before roll call, murmured hellos as supervisors looked away and, finally, a phone number folded up and tossed discreetly onto the workroom floor.

A car burned by a crowd during a riot that took place after the police rescued two teenagers from a group of men who had demanded that they be hanged or stoned for their relationship.

It was the beginning of an Afghan love story that flouted dominant traditions of arranged marriages and close family scrutiny, a romance between two teenagers of different ethnicities that tested a village’s tolerance for more modern whims of the heart. The results were delivered with brutal speed.

This month, a group of men spotted the couple riding together in a car, yanked them into the road and began to interrogate the boy and girl. Why were they together? What right had they? An angry crowd of 300 surged around them, calling them adulterers and demanding that they be stoned to death or hanged.

When security forces swooped in and rescued the couple, the mob’s anger exploded. They overwhelmed the local police, set fire to cars and stormed a police station six miles from the center of Herat, raising questions about the strength of law in a corner of western Afghanistan and in one of the first cities that has made the formal transition to Afghan-led security.

The riot, which lasted for hours, ended with one man dead, a police station charred and the two teenagers, Halima Mohammedi and her boyfriend, Rafi Mohammed, confined to juvenile prison. Officially, their fates lie in the hands of an unsteady legal system. But they face harsher judgments of family and community.

Ms. Mohammedi’s uncle visited her in jail to say she had shamed the family, and promised that they would kill her once she was released. Her father, an illiterate laborer who works in Iran, sorrowfully concurred. He cried during two visits to the jail, saying almost nothing to his daughter. Blood, he said, was perhaps the only way out.

“What we would ask is that the government should kill both of them,” said the father, Kher Mohammed.

The teenagers, embarrassed to talk about love, said plainly that they were ready for death. But they were baffled by why they should have to be killed.

Mr. Mohammed, who is 17, said: “I feel so bad. I just pray that God gives this girl back to me. I’m ready to lose my life. I just want her safe release.”

Ms. Mohammedi, who believes she is 17, said: “We are all human. God created us from one dirt. Why can we not marry each other, or love each other?”

The case has resonated in Herat, in part because it stirred memories of a brutal stoning ordered by the Taliban last summer in northern Afghanistan.

A young couple in Kunduz was stoned to death by scores of people — including family members — after they eloped. The stoning marked a brutal application of Shariah law, captured on a video recording released online months later. Afghan officials promised to investigate after an international outcry, but no one has faced criminal charges.

The immediate response to the violence in Herat was heartening by comparison. Top clerics declined to condemn the couple. Police officers risked their lives to pull the two teenagers to safety and deposit them into the legal system, rather than the hands of angry relatives. And the police reported that five or six girls had fled the city with their boyfriends and fianc├ęs in the weeks after the riot.

After discussing the case, the provincial council decided that Mr. Mohammed and Ms. Mohammedi deserved the government’s protection because neither was engaged, and because each said they wanted to get married.

“They are not criminals, even if they have committed sexual activities,” said Abdul Zahir, the council’s leader.

But so far, their words have not freed either of the teenagers or lent them any long-term security.

Ms. Mohammedi was initially taken to the only women’s shelter in this province of more than 1.5 million people, but the police transferred her quickly to the city’s juvenile detention center, a sun-washed building where about 40 girls and 40 boys sleep in separate dormitories. The police said they had referred the teenagers’ cases to prosecutors.

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Calling for jihad against MPs nets 12 years in the GreyBar Hotel

Bilal Zaheer Ahmad is a "viper" and will spend the next 12 years in jail, with 5 years of what is Englands version of parole, for inciting religious hatred and posting nasty things on pro-jihad websites. 

For the next 12 years, the only item he will raise is a plastic spoon from the prison commisary.

From the Guardian July 29 by Caroline Davies

Radical Muslim jailed for calling for jihad against MPs

An IT graduate who wrote messages on an Islamic extremist website calling on Muslims to "raise the knife of jihad" and attack and kill British MPs who voted in favour of the war in Iraq has been jailed for 12 years.

Bilal Zaheer Ahmad, 24, posted the threats on the US-based website with a full list of all MPs who had voted in the House of Commons in favour of the war and links providing personal contact details.

He called on them to emulate Roshonara Choudhry, who had attempted to murder the Labour MP Stephen Timms with a knife at his East Ham constituency surgery six months previously, Bristol crown court heard.

Ahmad, who worked for an insurance company in Telford, Shropshire, also posted a link to the Tesco website listing cheap knives, urging would-be fanatics to use them to carry out attacks.

Jailing him for 12 years, with an additional five years' extended period on licence, Mr Justice Royce said: "You became a viper in our midst willing to go as far as possible to strike at the heart of our system."

Ahmad, who holds British and Pakistani passports, had purported to be a British citizen, said Royce. "But what you stand for is totally alien to what we stand for in our country." He added that his views were "corrosively dangerous".

"It's important MPs can hold constituency surgeries without the threat of someone pulling out a knife and trying to kill them. You were intent on striking at the heart of our democracy and if our politicians are to be at risk from those like you, then the message must go out loud and clear that this country will not tolerate such threats to its democratic processes."

Ahmad posted his threat on 3 November, the day after Choudhry, a 21-year-old university student, was jailed for life for the knife attack on Timms in May last year. She stabbed him twice with a six-inch knife, damaging his liver and perforating his stomach. She later said she had been influenced by the radical sermons of Anwar al-Awlaki, a Yemen-based preacher and al-Qaida leader.

Police arrested Ahmad, at the time living in Dunstall, Wolverhampton, on 10 November. He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to soliciting murder, publishing written material with intent to stir up religious hatred and three counts under Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000, which covers collecting information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

Mark Dennis QC, prosecuting, said as well as providing the list of MPs he advised "that the best place to 'encounter them in person' was at their constituency surgery". He attached a link to The book of Jihad, a source of inspiration for Choudhry, calling for a renewed attack upon Timms and the "destruction" of not only the MP but also the judge who sentenced Choudhry.

The website was an established source of information for Muslims holding extreme views and those who wanted to carry our their threats, added Dennis.

The day before Choudhry was sentenced Ahmad posted on Facebook: "This sister has put us men to shame. WE SHOULD BE DOING THIS."

On arrest, Ahmad confessed responsibility for the posting. He said: "I shouldn't have let my emotions get away from me. It was completely irrational. It was tongue in cheek, I'm not in a cell or anything like that."

Uh huh.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

“The Cikeusik trial sends the chilling message that attacks on minorities like the Ahmadiyah will be treated lightly by the legal system. This is a sad day for justice in Indonesia.”

Indeed it is.  The Ahmadis have been persecuted mercilessly for years now, and the few remaining in Indonesia are quickly being bullied out.  Indonesia may claim to be moderate and tolerant but they are anything but, given this travesty.

Indonesian court lets anti-Ahmadi mob perpetrators off 'lightly' 

SERANG, INDONESIA: In what seems to have been a light sentence, an Indonesian court on Thursday sentenced religious fanatics who killed three members of the minority Ahmadiyah Muslim sect in a frenzied mob attack to between three and six months in jail.

Dani bin Misra, a 17-year-old who smashed a victim’s skull with a stone, received three months for manslaughter. While Idris bin Mahdani, who led the mob of more than 1,000 Muslims in the February attack, was convicted of illegal possession of a machete and received five months and 15 days in jail.

Twelve people stood for trial, but none faced murder charges in what human rights activists termed was a travesty of justice in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country.

The unprovoked violence against the Ahmadiyah sect members in Cikeusik, western Java, was one of the most horrific in a long line of attacks on the minority group in Indonesia in recent years.

Ahmadiyah, unlike mainstream Muslims, do not believe Mohammed was the last prophet and are regarded as heretics and blasphemers by conservatives in places like Indonesia and Pakistan.

A secretly filmed video of the attack brought religious violence in Indonesia under the international spotlight, and provoked condemnation from the United States, Italy and international rights groups.

“When the Cikeusik video went viral, people around the world were shocked and appalled by the savagery of the mob kicking and slashing three men to death,” Human Rights Watch Deputy Director for Asia Phil Robertson said.

“But instead of charging the defendants with murder and other serious crimes, prosecutors came up with an almost laughable list of ‘slap-on-the wrist’ charges.

“The Cikeusik trial sends the chilling message that attacks on minorities like the Ahmadiyah will be treated lightly by the legal system. This is a sad day for justice in Indonesia.”

Who really influenced Anders Breivik?

Lee Silver, among others it seems.  There are many people mentioned in the rambling manifesto by Breivik, yet no one in the press, or those apologists for Islam will point the finger at any other people except the anti-jihadist bloggers.  This shows their agenda, and what they want to accomplish; handing the West over to Islam.

From Jihad Watch July 29 by David Klinghoffer

Who Is Lee Silver? Ask Anders Breivik

Our local NPR station here in Seattle plays the BBC Newshour after lunch and I happened to be in my car listening when the interview with Robert came on, startlingly all but crediting him as special mentor or private tutor to Anders Breivik. Well, the media see what they want to see, I thought. Little did I realize just then how true that is in this case.

Breivik in his manifesto cites Robert Spencer, and this fact was picked up and trumpeted around the world because it suits a particular imagined narrative that pleases a certain crowd of people who edit prestige news sources. That Breivik’s mixed bag of writings reflects, explicitly and conspicuously, the thought of a distinguished Princeton University professor, Lee Silver, has so far gone almost totally unacknowledged.

Not totally because my Discovery Institute colleague John West picked it up and has written about it searchingly. Who is Lee Silver? He’s the evolutionary biologist and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science who invented the term and concept of “reprogenetics,” a new spin on the old idea of eugenics as a means to perfect the human race. In his manifesto, Breivik goes on about this idea, citing Silver by name along with his book Remaking Eden: How Genetic Engineering and Cloning Will Transform the American Family, copying passages from Wikipedia that elaborate on Silver’s proposed scheme.

Breivik likes that in contrast to the old pseudoscience of eugenics, which resulted in forced sterilizations, the new pseudoscience of reprogenetics proposed by Silver relies on voluntary methods -- though it’s hardly less chilling in its way, envisioning a race of near god-men, which Silver calls “cognition-enhance GenRich.” Breivik, however, also drew on earlier influential eugenicists like Madison Grant (cited, again, by name) in theorizing about the superior virtues of the “Nordic” race, being lost through “race-mixing.”

Malaysian PM: embrace Islam and we can all live in peace

In so many carefully chosen words, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak tells the population that to become one nation means no tolerance of anything that might upset the bal;ance of power. 

"If we say we are tolerant of each other, that means there still exists walls that will make us fell a bit uneasy with each other.  But if we accept each other, then we can celebrate our togetherness and be fully united as Malaysians."

In other words, Islam or nothing.

From The Star July 28 by Saodah Elias and Embun Majid 

PM: Move from 'tolerance to acceptance' of multi-racial M'sia

ALOR SETAR: Malaysians must break down all walls that seperate and differentiate them from each other, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Saying that being tolerant is no longer enough, the Prime Minister invited Malaysians to embrace the spirit of total acceptance.

"If we say we are tolerant of each other, that means there still exists walls that will make us fell a bit uneasy with each other.

"But if we accept each other, then we can celebrate our togetherness and be fully united as Malaysians," he said when launching the 100 year celebration of SMJKC Keat Hwa here Thursday.

Najib said as in football, Malaysians, irrespective of any position they play in the team needed to cooperate to ensure a win.

However, he said, if one decided not to play his part and scored an own goal, then the team that is Malaysia would lose.

The team being owned by Allah, led by Islam and coached by Muhammad.

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Second Fort Hood jihad foiled, soldier accused shouts support for Maj. Nidal Hasan as he leaves courtroom

There is no doubt Pvt. Abdo is a jihadist, and had every intention of murdering innocents in the name of his religion.  It is ironic that he says here a year ago that he wanted to set a good example as a Muslim and "... to try and put a good positive spin out there that Islam is a good, peaceful religion. We're not all terrorists, you know?"  I guess he learned a few things about Islam in the ensuing year which changed his mind.

He got his wish and became a conscientious objector, claiming that as a Muslim he could not kill other Muslims.  Yet he had no distaste for the murder of non-Muslims he saw as the enemy.  No one is questioning this disconnect, or asking from where his hatred of non-Muslims and America comes from.  By ignoring the texts and tenets which drove Abdo to attempt Ft. Hood jihad, Pt. 2 we can be assured there will be Pt.3, and Pt.4, and so on...

By shouting his support for Hasan he shows his true colors as an enemy of the US and someone who should be treated as a jihadist with the attendant punishment.  I wonder if Spencer and Geller and Wilders, et al will be blamed for Abdo's twisted vision and warped devotion to the moon-god.

From Tampa Bay Online July 29 by Jamie Stengle

AWOL soldier defiantly shouts '09 suspect's name

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Coolly defiant, Pfc. Naser Abdo shouted "Nidal Hasan Fort Hood 2009!" as he was led out of the courtroom Friday, an apparent homage to the suspect in the worst mass shooting ever on a U.S. military installation. He condemned the attack less than a year ago, but is now accused of trying to repeat it.

Investigators say Abdo, who cited his Muslim beliefs in requesting conscientious objector status last year, was found in a motel room three miles from Fort Hood's main gate with a handgun, an article titled "Make a bomb in the kitchen of your Mom" and the ingredients for an explosive device, including gunpowder, shrapnel and pressure cookers. An article with that title appears in an al-Qaida magazine.

Abdo went absent without leave from Fort Campbell, Ky., early this month after being charged with possessing child pornography.

Police and the Army say Abdo admitted plotting an attack, but in Fuhais, Jordan, his father insisted the allegations were "all lies from A to Z."

"My son loved people no matter who they are, whether Jews or Christians," Jamal Abdo said. "Naser is not the kind of a person who harbors evil for the other people, he cannot kill anyone and he could not have done any bad thing."

As if Jews and Christians are the only religions besides Islam.  Tell us, Jamal, what about the others?  How do you feel about Hindus, or Buddhists, or the Jains, or even Sufis or Ahmadis?  Where would your son learn about Islam and Muhammad and where did he learn the Qur'an?

Jamal Abdo, 52, is a Jordanian who lived near Fort Hood in Killeen for 25 years until he was deported from the United States last year after being convicted of soliciting a minor.

His 21-year-old son was ordered held without bond Friday. He is charged with possession of an unregistered destructive device in connection with a bomb plot and has yet to enter a plea. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison.

It was not immediately known if he would face additional charges. "Our office will pursue federal charges where the evidence takes us," said Daryl Fields, spokesman for federal prosecutors.

In court, Abdo refused to stand when the judge entered - U.S. marshals pulled him from his seat - but he answered the judge's questions politely.

On his way out, he yelled "Iraq 2006!" and the name of Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, a 14-year-old Iraqi girl who was raped that year before she and her family were killed. Five current or former U.S. soldiers went to prison, one for a life term, for their roles in that attack.

He also shouted the name of Hasan, an Army major and psychiatrist who is charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood.

Abdo's court-appointed attorney did not comment. His next hearing was set for Aug. 4.

According to court documents, Abdo told investigators he planned to construct two bombs in his motel room using gunpowder and shrapnel packed into pressure cookers and then detonate the explosives at a restaurant frequented by soldiers.

FBI Agent James E. Runkel said in an affidavit filed in federal court that police found Abdo carrying a backpack containing two clocks, wire, ammunition, a handgun and the "Make a bomb in the kitchen of your Mom" article. Such an article was featured in an issue of Inspire, an English-language magazine produced by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, a Yemen-based branch of the terror group.

The allegations and Abdo's defiance in court contrast with the words he used as he was petitioning for conscientious objector status. In an essay he sent to The Associated Press last year he said acts like the Fort Hood shootings "run counter to what I believe in as a Muslim."

He was born in Texas to a non-denominational Christian mother and a Muslim father. Jamal Abdo said they divorced in 1993.

Naser Abdo said he became a Muslim when he was 17. He said he enlisted thinking that Army service would not conflict with his religious beliefs, but reconsidered as he explored Islam further.

"I realized through further reflection that god did not give legitimacy to the war in Afghanistan, Iraq or any war the U.S. Army could conceivably participate in," he wrote in his conscientious objector application.

Abdo was approved as a conscientious objector this year, but that status was put on hold after he was charged in May with possessing child pornography. Abdo denied the charge before this week's arrest.

Abdo went AWOL during the July 4 weekend. FBI, police and military officials have said little about whether or how they were tracking Abdo since he left Fort Campbell.

Jamal Abdo disputed both the child pornography charges and the bomb plot allegations against his son, and said Naser was discriminated against in the Army because of his religion.

"Fellow soldiers slurred him and treated him badly. They mocked him as he prayed. They cursed him and used bad language against Islam and its prophet," he said.

"He reported these incidents, but nothing was done about it," the elder Abdo said. "Therefore he wanted to leave the Army. I always told him to be calm and to focus on his duty and he used to tell me, `Yes, Papa.'"

He said Naser never mentioned al-Qaida and that he last spoke to his son a week ago

(...)"Only when the military and America can disassociate Muslims from terror can we move onto a brighter future of religious collaboration and dialogue that defines America and makes me proud to be an American," Abdo wrote.

It is not the responsibility of Islam and Muslims to change their behavior and stop quoting the Qur'an when murdering non-Muslims and those seen as "less than Muslim", it is our fault for scapegoating Muslims and accusing them of jihad attacks, therefore if we would only accept Islam as the religion of peace then everything would be peachy.  Uh huh.

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UPDATE: From The Washington Post July 29 by Peter Finn and and Alice Fordham comes this article, which has more context and more information on Abdo. 

Naser Abdo, AWOL soldier, charged in Fort Hood bomb plot

A U.S. soldier who is accused of planning to attack troops near Fort Hood, Tex., shouted out “Nidal Hasan Fort Hood 2009” as he left a federal courtroom in Waco on Friday.

Pfc. Naser Abdo, 21, had told investigators after his arrest Thursday that he was acting in support of Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who has been charged in the killing of 13 people at the base in 2009, according to congressional and federal officials.

(...)James Branum, an Oklahoma City lawyer who represented Abdo in his conscientious objector and child pornography cases, described Abdo as gracious, hospitable and “very devoutly religious,” saying he prayed five times a day.
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Honor killing six-pack

His six daughters are gunned down because they dared to go against the teachings of Islam and Muhammad.  Dad murders them in cold blood while Mom watches, then she calls the police.

The most disturbing thing about this honor killing is that Dad says he has no regrets and would do it again if given the chance.

Execute the SOB before he murders for Islam again.

Honour killings: Man guns down six daughters

A man gunned down six of his daughters on suspicion that two of them were in relationships with boys in the neighbourhood.
On Tuesday morning, Arif Mubashir called his teenage daughters to his room and shot them while the rest of the family, including their mother, watched. His wife Musarrat called the police after the incident.
Mubashir shot the girls after their brother said two of them were in a relationship. He told police officials that he had killed his daughters because they were both “without honour”. The man said his daughters Sameena, 14, and Razia, 16, were in a relationship with college boys from the neighbourhood and the sisters had helped each other. “I should have been told immediately but the girls sided with each other. They were both corrupt,” Mubashir told Tandlianwala Police Inspector Javed Sial.
The six sisters stayed true to each other as girls do, and they ended up dead because of 1400 years of subjugation through Islam.
Police officials have taken Mubashir into custody and filed a case against him. “He does not regret what he did. He boasted that he would do it all over again if he had to,” Sial told reporters.
Pakistan has repeatedly been termed as one of the least women-friendly countries. In June, the Thompson Reuters Foundation ranked Pakistan as the world’s third most dangerous country for women.

"The real reason behind this assault was the church bell, which has greatly angered the Muslims in the village."

Umdat al-Salik (The Reliance of the Traveler), a manual for the Shafi'i school of Islamic jurisprudence certified as "reliable" by Egypt's al-Azhar University, explains that non-Muslims are:
... "forbidden to ring church bells or display crosses, recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display of their funerals and feastdays, and are forbidden to build new churches" - o.11.5 (6,7)  (Thanks to Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch)

This is Islam.

From AINA July 28 by Mary Abdelmassih

Muslim Attack on Christians in Egypt Provoked By Installation of Church Bell

(AINA) -- An exchange of harsh words on July 25 between Ruth, a Christian woman, and Gassem Fouad, a Muslim man who had parked his tricycle in front of her home, escalated into assault by the man on Ruth and other Christian villagers, and the arrest of one Copt. After Ruth, who is 5 months pregnant, was assaulted, a Muslim mob waited for Coptic farmers to return from the fields, where they were intercepted and beaten with iron rods and pipes.

Security forces managed to contain the situation.

Six Christians, including Ruth and her sister-in-law Hannan, were hospitalized with concussions, head injuries and broken limbs. No Muslim was injured.

None of the Muslim perpetrators was arrested. Ruth's husband, Kirillos Daniel, was accused of possessing a weapon -- a rifle found thrown where the Christians were attacked, and is under detention.

In an interview on CTV Coptic TV, Father Estephanos Shehata, of the Samalout Coptic dioceses, said "The real reason behind this assault was the church bell, which has greatly angered the Muslims in the village." He said the dilapidated church in the village of Ezbet Jacob Bebawi, outside Samalout, north of Minya, was given permission to renovate and this was completed last week, and the church bell was reinstalled.

"This is the first time such an incident has taken place in this village," said Father Estephanos, "which is 60-75% Christian, and the reason is definitely the presence of the church bell."

Christian villagers believe this assault was premeditated and they fear their church faces imminent attack, especially since Muslims have been slowly congregating in the village, which has a very weak presence of security forces.

"...Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida is bloodied and "nearing its end," but he warned the next generation of militants could keep special operations fighting for a decade to come..."

The top commander of U.S. Special Operations Forces, Navy SEAL Adm. Eric T. Olson said that, but somehow he missed the overall picture and has no idea what the ideology is that drives these new "Al-Qaeda 2.0" jihadists.  Nowhere in the article is there any hint that Adm. Olson knows about Islamic doctrine, sharia law, what the Qur'an says and how Islam views the world.  I am sure he has not read the Qur'an, but if he has it was through a filter, probably through the interpretation of a military imam.  It is depressing to see our military commanders be so clueless on the enemy at our doors. 

From AP/Yahoo July 28 by Kimberly Dozier

Spec ops chief warns of al-Qaida 2.0

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The top commander of U.S. special operations forces said Wednesday that Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida is bloodied and "nearing its end," but he warned the next generation of militants could keep special operations fighting for a decade to come.
Navy SEAL Adm. Eric T. Olson described the killing of bin Laden by a special operations raid on May 2 as a near-killing blow for what he called "al-Qaida 1.0," as created by bin Laden and led from his hideout in Pakistan.
Olson said the group had already lost steam because of the revolts of the Arab Spring, which proved the Muslim world did not need al-Qaida to bring down governments, from Tunisia to Egypt.
"I think the death of bin Laden was an uppercut to the jaw," Olson told a packed crowd, opening the Aspen Security Forum. "It just knocked them on their heels."
Olson echoed other administration officials who are predicting al-Qaida's demise if a few more key leaders can be eliminated.
But the four-star admiral warned of the fight to come against what he called al-Qaida 2.0, with new leaders like American-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, who Olson said understands America better than Americans understand him.
"It will morph, it will disperse," he said of the movement. "It will become in some ways more westernized, (with) dual passport holders" and "fewer cave dwellers," he said.
Olson said others like al-Awlaki will probably refine their message to appeal to a wider audience, and seek ungoverned spaces to operate from, where they can smuggle in weapons and train their followers. He described how current offshoots like al-Awlaki's al-Qaida of the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen are cooperating with militants in Somalia, describing what he called an "invisible bridge" between the two.
Nor did the admiral write off bin Laden's successor, Ayman al-Zawahri. He said al-Zawahri had not yet put his stamp on the original organization, so U.S. counterterrorist forces do not yet know what kind of threat his leadership will present.
Olson agreed with the White House's newly announced policy to strike terrorists through focused action rather than full-scale invasion, preferably by training and working with the host country's forces. He cautioned against thinking raids would solve all U.S. foreign policy problems.
"This idea of being able to wait over the horizon and spring over and chop off heads doesn't really work," he said, describing the "yin and yang" of special operations as including capture-and-kill raids as well as long-term engagement with host countries' militaries. The latter involves U.S. troops "developing long-term relationships, learning languages, meeting people, studying histories, learning black markets."
I suggest adding "reading the Qur'an" and studying the Pact of Umar and the Battle at Kaybar" as basic reading.
"If you don't know that, you won't be an effective counterterrorism force," Olson said.
Really Adm?  Tell us what you do know, OK?

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Iran aids Al-Qaeda, says US officials

Really?  With Iran having a history of helping Hamas, Hizballah, Shi'ite jihadists in Pakistan, Islamic Jihad in Pakistan, Libya and others the fact that the US is just now accusing Iran of supporting Al-Qaeda is a case of trying to get on the train after it left the station.  The WH is still giving jizya to Pakistan to the tune of billions while they openly support and enable Al-Qaeda to operate yet we deny Iran has a role in anything except this claimed tie to Al-Qaeda.  Of course it is true, but to take so long in tying the pieces together makes a mockery of the claim that they take seriously the "war on terror".

From The Washington Post July 28 by Joby Warrick

U.S. accuses Iran of aiding al-Qaeda

The Obama administration said Thursday that Iran is helping al-Qaeda funnel cash and recruits into Pakistan for its international operations, the most serious U.S. allegation to date of Iranian aid to the terrorist group.
Documents filed by the Treasury Department accuse Iran of facilitating an al-Qaeda-run support network that transfers large amounts of cash from Middle East donors to al-Qaeda’s top leadership in Pakistan’s tribal region.
A Syrian national who directs the network has been allowed to operate in Iran since 2005, and senior Iranian officials know about money transfers and allow the movement of al-Qaeda foot soldiers through its territory, administration officials said.New evidence cited
Although U.S. officials have repeatedly accused Iran of assisting al-Qaeda, links between the two have been difficult to prove. Al-Qaeda regards the Shiite denomination, the dominant branch of Islam in Iran, as heretical, and Iran has sought at times to crack down on the terrorist group, deporting some operatives and holding others under house arrest.
U.S. officials asserted that the alleged network offered new evidence of Iranian support. “By exposing Iran’s secret deal with al-Qaeda, allowing it to funnel funds and operatives through its territory, we are illuminating yet another aspect of Iran’s unmatched support for terrorism,” said David S. Cohen, the Treasury Department’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.
The new allegations against Iran come as the administration is seeking to increase international pressure on the Islamic republic. The White House has successfully pushed for additional sanctions against Iranian companies while renewing accusations that the country’s leaders support militias inside Iraq that carry out attacks against U.S. forces.
On Thursday, Iran denied any links to terrorism. Alireza Miryousefi, a spokesman for Iran’s mission to the United Nations, accused U.S. officials of attempting to tarnish Iran’s reputation with “baseless allegations.”
What Islam does regarding the killing and enslaving of non-Muslims  is not seem as terrorism, it is seen as required as per the Qur'an.
“Iran itself has been a victim of acts of terrorism in the past which have resulted in the loss of hundreds of innocent Iranian lives,” Miryousefi said. “Iran has always opposed supporting and financing terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda.”

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Islam breaking out in Egypt, secular democrats confused

There is no sense in reminding those who still believe that Islam has no designs on Egypt, or any other Middle East/North African country that I told you this would happen, you will just ignore or dismiss this article as so much nonsense, not to be confused with the right-wing Christians and anti-government fanatics roaming the world in search of human victims.  

The take-over of Egypt is rigt on schedule, the Brotherhood, the Salafis and other jihadists and Islamists are poised for the takedown and will end up with the brass ring, as well as the merry-go-round and the amusement park.

From The Globe and Mail July 29 by Ben Hubbard

Thousands demonstrate for an Islamic state in Egypt

Calls for an Islamic state have taken over Cairo’s Tahrir Square as the largest demonstration since February has been mobilized by the country’s Islamist organizations. Ultraconservative Muslims turned out in force Friday as hundreds of thousands filled Cairo's central Tahrir Square in a rally marked by a growing rift in the protest movement.

South of the capital, gunmen fired on a car carrying Christians, killing two. While the motive was unknown, similar events have sparked religious violence in the past.

In the largest crowd to fill the square since the popular uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in February, Salafis chanted for the implementation of strict Islamic law — spurring accusations that they violated an agreement to keep the rally free from divisive issues.

They have come in a show of force to demand that the country’s caretaker authority, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, cease its plans to present a set of principles that will form a framework for a new constitution.

Islamist group’s such as the Muslim Brotherhood – Egypt's best organized political force – and the former terrorist organization Gamaa Islamiya along with disparate Salafist bodies argue that only God’s word is greater than a constitution and that only a parliament chosen by free election can set the terms for a constitution. These groups stayed away from recent demonstrations that sought to keep up pressure on the military council that took power after former president Hosni Mubarak's fall, leading to smaller crowds.

The groups believe that they will poll enough support to dominate such a parliament and thereby set the terms. They fear that a kind of bill of rights could close off the possibility of a state run by Islamic laws.

So a bill of rights would conflict with sharia law?  Why, that's downright Islamophobic!

The secular youths who once dominated this central Cairo square are in a distinct minority these days, and especially on Friday, dominated as it is by Islamists.

(...)Salafis are ultraconservatives, close to Saudi Arabia's Wahhabi interpretation of Islam and more radical than the Brotherhood. They seek to emulate the austerity of Islam's early days and oppose a wide range of practices like intermingling of the sexes that they view as “un-Islamic.” Many also reject all forms of Western cultural influence.
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Father and son murdered by Hamas, accused of spying for Israel

Whether or not they actually were spies means little, as Hamas is bloodthirsty enough to kill indiscriminately, especially those who can be tarred with the label "Jew-lover".  We will see what comes of this, I doubt we will get the real story if we depend on Hamas for updates.

From CNN July 26 by Guy Azriel and Marwah Jbara-tibi

Hamas executes father and son for Israeli collaboration

Jerusalem (CNN) -- Gaza's ruling Hamas government said Tuesday it executed two Palestinian men for collaborating with Israel.

The father and son, ages 58 and 29, were convicted by a Gaza court in 2004 of assisting the enemy and providing information used to assassinate Palestinians.

"The issue of collaborators is highly dangerous in the Palestinian society," Ihab Elghosen, a spokesman for Hamas' Interior Ministry, told CNN. "We must act forcefully because there is a war underneath the surface between us and the Israeli intelligence and we must win it."

Palestinian law requires death sentences to be ratified by the president. Elghosen said the move was authorized by the Hamas government, but officials in Ramallah called the decision "illegal."

Palestinian Deputy Interior Minister Hassan Alawi told CNN "any decision of this kind has to be signed by the president. Of course, because of the situation between Fatah and Hamas, there was no ratification and it is therefore illegal. To my regret, in the current situation there are many wrongdoings. We would expect our brothers in Gaza to be more tolerant, especially when it comes to human lives because they are irreversible. You cannot revive the dead if there is a mistake."

According to the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, the families of the men received a call at 1 a.m. Tuesday, asking them to visit their relatives. The meeting took place until 3 a.m., and at 6 a.m. the men's bodies were received at Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital.

"It appears from the state of the bodies that the men were hanged," a statement from Al Mezan says...

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A reply to Eugene Robinson on his article "Force behind Norway massacre lives here, too"

Published in the local Register-Guard newspaper here in Eugene, Oregon today, July 27, 2011

Anders Breivik; no one to blame but himself

The mass murders in Norway by Anders Breivik illustrates the actions of a
sick mind based not in what others urge him to do, but what he believes is
the right thing to do, given the circumstances he saw. The only
responsibile party in this tragedy is Breivik himself. Yes he was pushed
to action by a "blend of paranoia, xenophobia and alienation" which gave
fuel to his anti-Muslim sentiments, but Breiviks decision to take his
anger and disgust from just writing about it to shooting and bombing those
who he saw as the enemy of Norway culture is not to be blamed on
anti-Muslima rhetoric. Eugene Robinson believes that those who ask tough
questions about Islam and speak freely about the problems therein are to
be blamed for the deaths of dozens. This is nonsense, and with a little
research one can find example after example of what Islamic scholars,
imams, clerics and Sheikhs say about Islam, and then hopefully understand
how Breivik may have gotten these "crazy" ideas about immigration, jihad,
sharia and Islamic hegemony.

The co-founder of the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations
(CAIR), Omar Ahmad said this in 1998 "Islam isn't in America to be equal
to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran should be the
highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on
earth." CAIR says it is a civil rights organization to protect the rights
and liberties of Muslims in America. It appears Ahmad and CAIR believe
that civil rights of Muslims will be protected once Islam is the only
accepted religion on earth. If this is the kind of Islam Mr. Robinson is
supporting then he is sadly misinformed. Ibrahim Hooper, Communications
Director of Hamas-linked CAIR had this to say back in 1993, and which he
has not retracted when called on it "I wouldn't want to create the
impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be
Islamic sometime in the future." That certainly makes me feel so much
better about the non-existent threat of Islam to the US. There are many
who would poo-poo these statements, and dismiss them as so much sound and
fury, signifying nothing. I ask; what about these words do you find so
appalling that you cannot admit that they are true?

In 2002, prominent Islamic leader in America Siraj Wahhaj made this
ominous statement "If only Muslims were clever politically, they could
take over the United States and replace its constitutional government with
a caliphate." As it stands today there are more than 40 Muslims in top
administration positions, including Karen Armstrong, who along with John
Esposito from Georgetown University cooked the statistics at Gallup a few
years ago to show there are many more "moderate" Muslims in the world than
there actually are. There is also Dalia Mogahed, Muslim Outreach
coordinator for the White House and practicing taqiyya expert, there is
Harold Koh, Asst Attorney-General who has publicly advocated for sharia
law courts in the US. We have Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota who
took his Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca at the expense of Islamic lobbying
groups and has accused the US of waging war against Islam.

The goal of Islam, as stated in the Qur'an is to either convert,
subjugate or go to war with non-Believers (9-29). Those who define and
explain Islam know this, and those who follow believe this is the word of
Muhammad and Allah, and so they must do what their prophet and God tell
them to do. It is not up to Mr. Robinson to define what he thinks Islam
is, it is his responsibility to listen to what the leaders of Islam say,
and take to heart the words spoken. To do otherwise is disingenuous and

We who question Islam are called "...prejudiced purveyors of anti-Islam
vitriol...". There is never mention of the anti-Western vitriol spoken
constantly by Islam or those "useful idiots" who carry the water for
Islamic supremacists by claiming that Islam is a religion of peace. The
Muslim Brotherhood, which the WH is now courting as a partner in peace
said this in 1991; “(the brotherhood)must understand that their work in
America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western
civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their
hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s
religion is made victorious over all other religions.” This was spoken by
Mohamed Akram in “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal
for the Group in North America.” With 20 states now pursuing anti-sharia
legislation and 26 states using sharia law to rule in place of American
civil law, it appears the Muslim Brotherhood's goal for America is right
on track.

There are many of us who are called "anti-Muslim bloggers", but that term
is misleading. Not one of the vast collection of bloggers I am aware of
advocate the taking away of anyone's rights. We are not "anti-Muslim".
There is a vast difference between being bigoted against Muslims as a
whole, and having serious questions about Islamic doctrine and how that
doctrine is defined by the recognized leaders of Islam and practiced by
some Muslims.

Anders Breivik is an anomaly and his behavior reflects on him alone.
Islam as defined and practiced today reflects the entirety of the Islamic
experience, all Muslims included. Not all Muslims are jihadists, some
are moderate but all jihadists are Muslim as Islam itself is not

Taliban funded, in part with money from US trucking contracts

Our tax dollars at work.  $600M was already spent when it was discovered that some of the money had wound it's way into the hands of the Taliban.  The trail is easy to follow, but no one seemed to care when it was going on, all that mattered was the continuous and uninterrupted flow of goods.  Now we know how the Taliban manages to pay it's salaries and bribe money.

If the WH really wanted to help with the economy, they could start by keeping closer tabs on money spent for things like "democratization" and infrastructure repair in places like Afghanistan.

From CNN July 26 by David Ariosto

U.S. trucking contracts funded Taliban, source says

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- A U.S. military task force has discovered that part of a $2.16 billion transportation contract was diverted through a murky network of subcontractors and into the hands of a group of Afghan power-brokers, criminals and Taliban insurgents, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.

Roughly $600 million of the contract had been spent before authorities were alerted to the scandal, the source said, citing an internal report.

Only part of that money, however, is believed to have been diverted to "nefarious elements," the source added.

A Pentagon official told CNN the full $2.16 billion contract covered the movement and transportation of 70% of the material needed for U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Officials were first alerted to the possibility of a scandal in June 2010, after a Congressional inquiry prompted the creation of a joint task force to investigate potential criminal dealings surrounding U.S. contracts.

The group gathered financial reports, prime and subcontract documents and other negotiations from between 2009 and 2010, prompting authorities to make major changes in their existing contract award and accounting system.

But much of the damage had already been done.

"There were indications dollars were flowing to criminals or to the enemy," sad the Pentagon official, who declined to be identified because he was not authorized to speak on the record but who has direct knowledge of the U.S. assessment.

The official said it appears some of the payments were given for truckers to be assured of safe passage through insurgent areas of Afghanistan. As has happened in other instances, trucking contractors paid off local drivers who then turned around and paid local security forces, who in turn paid insurgents in their areas.

The year-long investigation uncovered "nefarious" conduct in at least four of eight trucking companies the U.S. government uses to deliver food and supplies to soldiers and civilians in forward operating bases and other U.S. installations across Afghanistan.

The internal document -- which was first reported by The Washington Post -- identified the firms as either exclusively Afghan or as joint ventures with international companies.

CNN reporting comes from an independent source, familiar with the contents of the report.

The companies were later identified as "high-risk" firms, having subcontracted out to smaller entities without sufficient accounting measures, the source said.

In one instance, $7.4 million was transferred into the bank account of a "low-level police officer."

After a series of transactions, including multiple withdraws, officials then traced $3.3 million in weapons, explosives and cash transfers "to the enemy," the source said.

Where is the other $4.1M?  Does anybody know?

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Another member of the religion of peace arrested for threatening Obama and gathering weapons

I am sure Ibrahim Hooper of Hamas-linked CAIR wants to explain to Ulugbek Kodoriov how he is misunderstanding his religion. 

Armstrong? Esposito?  Aslan?  Anybody!?

From FOXNews July 26 by Edmund DeMarche

Uzbek Man Charged With Threatening Obama, Obtaining Weapons

An Uzbek man, who was living illegally in the U.S., was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury for allegedly making multiple threats to assassinate President Obama, then gaining possession of explosive material and a machine gun.

Ulugbek Kodoriov is accused of making four threats against Obama from July 9 to 13, the indictment says. Kodoriov, who lived in Jefferson County, Ala., eventually gained possession of a Sendra Corporation Model M15-A1 rifle, which was illegal because of his immigration status, according to the indictment. He also allegedly obtained an explosive intended for use as a grenade.

He was residing at the Oak Mountain Lodge in Birmingham, according to a search warrant obtained by Authorities sought any information in his room regarding Obama, as well as sniper rifles, documents relating to assassinations and Jihadist manuals.

On July 9, Kodoriov contacted an FBI source and asked about ways to kill the president by a long-range shot, according to the warrant. Kodoriov allegedly inquired about sniper rifles and said he didn’t care if he lost his life in an assassination attempt.

Kodoriov, 21, is a strict Muslim from Uzbekistan who previously supported Islamic extremists, an FBI source said, according to the warrant.

So he doesn't support Islamic extremists now?

The Justice Department, in announcing the indictment, said it vindicates the government's "proactive and preventive" approaches to such threats.

Does that include invasive searches of 94 and 95 year old grandmothers and 8-year old boys?

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Marketing jihad: what goes well with explosions?

When the money flow begins to dry up, most successful enterprises use marketing and advertising to boost sales and increase market share.  Al-Qaeda needs a good P/R firm to bolster it's image and start the money again.  Maybe a mascot, say Ahmed, the Dead Terrorist.  How about a motto, something like "Islam; it's not your fathers religion anymore".  Maybe a new logo, on the lines of The old Sherwin-Williams paint logo where the earth is being covered with a rainbow of color, just change it to Islam green.  There are many possibilities for Al-Qaeda in Iraq, they just need to think outside the box.

It would not surprise me to find out some firm has taken up the challenge and is secretly putting together an ad campaign for AQI.  If successful would you post that as one of your successful clients?

From AP/Yahoo July 26 by Maamoun Youssef 

Al-Qaida in Iraq appeals for fundraising ideas

CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida militants in Iraq made an online appeal Tuesday for new fundraising ideas, saying they are in dire need of money to help thousands of widows and children of slain fighters.
Insurgents of the Islamic State of Iraq — an umbrella group for Sunni militants— have funded their operations in the past by robbing jewelry stores, banks and offices where the government pays out monthly salaries. But the group has seen its main source of money, funding from abroad, dry up, leaving the group strapped for cash.
In an Arabic statement posted on al-Qaida in Iraq's online forum, website administrator Seif Saad lamented the state of the group's finances and launched an urgent appeal for money to "feed the widows and the orphans" of mujahedeen, or holy warriors.
"A few days ago a brother was martyred, leaving behind a wife and children. There is no need to explain how we were running here and there to collect money for their minimum requirements of life," wrote Saad.
Among the new ideas to raise funds, Saad suggested insurgents find a way to extort money from foreign oil, construction, transport and cell phone companies, as well as international media agencies. If the companies refused to pay, insurgents would disrupt their operations. He did not elaborate.
He also said businessmen and wealthy families should be forced to pay annual zakat, or charity, which Islam stipulates should be roughly two percent of assets, and called for imposing fines on wealthy Shiites in Iraq "who receive aid from America and the West and steal the country's oil revenues."
Mohamed Abdel-Hadi, who identified himself online another administrator for the website, dismissed the idea of taking money from foreign companies, but said he strongly supports fining Shiites.
"All the Shiites, including merchants or government officials, are infidels and confiscating their money is part of jihad," he wrote.
Shi'ites are not the right kind of Muslims, thus their standing as infidels by the Sunni majority. 

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