Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tyson Foods feels itself subdued, acts the dhimmi and gives away an American holiday for a Muslim holiday

There are 1200 employees at the plant in Tennessee, 250 are Muslim yet with the help of the union, the paid holiday off is now Eid in deference to the minority of Muslims working there.  Saying the Labor Day holiday was one where most had to work anyway, Tyson spokeswoman Libby Lawson says Labor Day is a paid holiday so changing it to Eid made little difference in the work schedule.

This is another chapter in the now rapid decline of Tyson Foods from a proud American company to a halal-compliant entity of Islam, Inc.

The worst aspect of this article is that it happened in 2008.  Do you remember this happening?  Was there massive news coverage of this?  Why do we find out about this kind of behavior of Muslims and the companies they strong-arm after the fact?

From FOX News August 5, 2008

Tyson Plant Drops Labor Day for Muslim Holiday

Workers at a Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Tennessee have opted to trade a paid Labor Day holiday for the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr.
A 5-year contract approved by members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union at the Shelbyville, Tenn., plant last November includes the change to accommodate Muslim workers.

"The negotiating committee made the holiday a top priority in contract talks," the union's Alabama and Mid-South Council Representative Randy Hadley said in a statement issued in June. "And we were able to get management to commit to it."

The change, which does not affect the company's 118 other plants, exchanges Labor Day for the Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. The new contract, negotiated last fall, also gives Muslim workers a prayer room.

"Eid al-Fitr is one of eight paid holidays for all team members covered by the contract, while Labor Day is not a paid holiday," Gary Mickelson, Tyson's media relations director, told the Shelbyville Times-Gazette.

But Tyson spokeswoman Libby Lawson told that employees who are not a member of the union at that plant would still be eligible for Labor Day as a paid holiday.

The seven additional paid holidays are the employee's birthday, New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas, Mickelson said.

"Given the nature of our work, many, many, many times we have to work holidays anyway, and Labor Day is usually one of those holidays that our workers have to work," Lawson said. "And, of course, they are paid holiday pay when they have to work any holiday that is recognized at our facility."

Tyson officials said that approximately 250 of the plant's 1,200 employees are Somalis who entered the United States as political refugees. Most, if not all, are believed to be Muslim — among them, Abdillahi Jama.

"This new contract is good because it allows me to work on the second shift and still pray when I need to," Jama said in the union's press release. "It’s very important to us, and the Eid is one of our most sacred holidays. It shows how the union helps us."

Lawson said that the Shelbyville plant is one of a handful that have designated prayer areas that can be used by groups of all faiths.

News of the holiday change has prompted some anger on local Web message boards, with some writings urging readers to contact the AFL-CIO and boycott Tyson products.

The union's national president, Stuart Appelbaum, said it is the union's job "to stand up to win respect for every worker's right to practice their faith."

Tyson officials said the contract was agreed to by 80 percent of the union's 1,000 members at the plant.

This year Eid al-Fitr falls on Oct. 1.

Monday, June 24, 2013

"Jihad" graffiti along I-95 causes fight, local news channel captures all on video

What amazes me is the time and effort it took to paint this

The letters are 20 feet tall and on a sound blocking wall along I-95 for all to see, and as the local news is interviewing a citizen about his anger over the word, a driver stops and begins the escalation.  Listen at the end when the driver yells to the crowd that there are no terrorists.  Priceless.

No one knows who did it, it could have been a Muslim, or maybe someone who wants to throw suspicion on Muslims, authorities are looking at the empty paint cans for clues.

From CBS12 June 21 by  Karl Man

Word 'Jihad' Found On Wall In Delray Beach
DELRAY BEACH, Fla –It was hard to miss on Saturday, laced in bold black lettering, nearly twenty feet high a piece of graffiti work reads "Jihad."

Thousands of drivers saw the large message clearly when traveling northbound on I-95 in Delray Beach near the Atlantic exit. That spray painted word Jihad created a fight that only CBS 12 caught on tape.

With our microphone flipped on and our camera rolling our news crew was quickly caught in the middle of this war of words.

CBS 12’s Karl Man was interviewing Damon Rosen about the jihad spray painted message, something that disgusted him, that’s when an unidentified man left his car and just like that it was on.

Things quickly escalated, the unknown man who did not oppose the jihad message shifted his shouting to a crowd of bystanders.

“You’re all brainwashed!”

The group of on-lookers hurling profanity back at the man.

“You’re going to lose your job bit--!”

Rosen then jumping in with his own choice language...

“Take that shi-- back to the Muslim land" screamed Rosen.

Things then getting very heated as the unknown man left his family in the car to get face to face. The finger pointing and yelling all caught on tape.

The man who did not see the big deal about the jihad message made one last statement to those nearby before he sped off.

"Just for the record there are no fu--ing terrorists," he screamed.

Rosen came back to where we were before to finish the interview; he laid out why the spray paint sign irked him so much and why he stopped to get a closer look.

He said that it had nothing to do with race, rather the ideology behind the jihad meaning saying it is something that has caused terror in our country time and time again. Promoting the meaning in such a public way like this message along I-95 according to Rosen is the last thing we should be doing with our time.

Police found spray paint cans on the scene and are still looking into who wrote this large graffiti message.

They couldn't tell us if they thought this was some kids pulling a prank or a legit threat of terrorism. FDOT was on scene this evening painting over the jihad sign, they say it will be gone by Saturday night"

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Six new "rockets of love" sent from Gaza to Israel, no reports of injury or damage

Feel the love.

From The Jerusalem Post June 24 by Yaakov Lapin

Six rockets fired from Gaza towards Israel's South

Six projectiles thought to have been fired by Islamic Jihad in Gaza were launched at the regional councils of Ashkelon and Bnei Shimon late on Sunday night. No injuries or damages were reported.

Four were fired towards the Bnei Shimon council area and Netivot. Iron Dome intercepted two rockets fired towards the Ashkelon Regional Council.

"Code Red" sirens were heard in regional councils of Rahat, Netivot, Bnei Shimon and Lahavim. The IDF launched searches of the area to find rockets' landing sites.

The rockets have shattered a lengthy period of calm enjoyed by civilians in southern Israel.

Early on Wednesday morning, "Code Red" warning sirens sounded in Ashkelon and surrounding areas.

Shortly after the sirens went off, three rockets fell in open areas, landing in Palestinian areas, Israel Radio reported. The rocket attack marked the first time Palestinian terrorists in Gaza have attempted to strike Israel for nearly two months.

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US soldiers trained in riot control ready to deploy to Egypt in support of the Muslim Brotherhood

Not only have our dear leaders sent money and weapons to Egypt post-Mubarrak, now they are sending "riot police" in the guise of armed American military personnel to support the MB in their crackdown on dissidents and freedom lovers.  If this is not a clear indication that our president cares more about the spread of Islamic doctrine that the safety of his allies and the American people then there is no situation that will open the eyes of our administration.

We are doomed.

From KCEN June 20

Riot Control Training

(KCEN) -- A group of soldiers are preparing for their deployment to Egypt with riot training on post.

They're planning ahead for violent protests or riots and the possibility of protecting the country's border with Israel.

Soldiers encountered Molotov cocktails and other dangerous items in the training.

Lt. Matthew Wilkinson says, "Just what I've seen over the course of the past week than we were a week ago."

PFC Perez Alexander says, "We want to be as professional as possible... Know what we're doing."

They wrap up training today before preparing to ship out in the near future.

New Iranian president helped plot 1994 Brazil jihad attack at Jewish community center that killed 85 and wounded hundreds

The new "finger" in Iran

But since he is seen as a "moderate" no one will question his past.

From The Washington Times June 20 by Cheryl K. Chumley

Iranian President-elect Hasan Rowhani tied to Jewish-targeted bomb plot that killed 85

Hasan Rowhani, the president-elect of Iran, was part of a special government task force that plotted in 1994 to bomb a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, a terrorist attack that ultimately left 85 dead and hundreds wounded.

The Washington Free Beacon first reported the connection on Thursday.

Argentine authorities say the Iranian government plotted the bombing while members of Hezbollah actually carried it out. Interpol still maintains a list of ‘most wanted’ Iranians believed to be tied to the attack, Ynet News reported.

A former Iranian intelligence officer who defected in the 1990s said the attack was the brainchild of a special committee tied to the Supreme National Security Council. Mr. Rowhani served as secretary of that council and as a member of the special committee during the formation of the bomb plot, Ynet said.

At the same time, experts on Iranian policy say it’s not likely Mr. Rowhani had the power to approve the attack. Still, he knew of the plot, said Reuel Gerecht, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracy, in the Beacon report.

“As far as that bombing was concerned … there was no doubt [Mr. Rowhani] was aware of it, and obviously his approval’s not necessary,” he said. “He’s a subordinate. But he certainly would have been aware of all the discussions that led to the attack.”

Present-day Mr. Rowhani has been seen as somewhat of a moderate and a reformer, Ynet reported. But that characterization is deceptive....

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Another teacher accused of anti-Muslim bigotry by Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

I know the feeling.  CAIR did the same to me, preventing me from teaching a class at Lane Community College called "What is Islam" because I dared to tell the truth about Islam.  This teacher has made his views known and now faces the wrath of those who want nothing more than the censorship of speech about Muslims or Islam that does not portray it in a glowing light.  His career may be over if CAIR pushes hard enough.  Lets pray that the school stands behind the teacher, unlike LCC  and their refusal to support my free speech rights.

From the Orlando Sentinel June 20 by Denise-Marie Ordway

Islamic group says UCF professor promotes anti-Muslim hate

The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is accusing a UCF professor of teaching anti-Muslim bigotry.

Officials with the group sent a complaint to the University of Central Florida asking it to review the content of professor Jonathan Matusitz's courses.

Matusitz, 36, has taught several communication classes at UCF, including one called Terrorism and Communication and another on intercultural communication. He wrote a book titled "Terrorism & Communication: A Critical Introduction" that was published last year.

The council points to a YouTube video of Matusitz as an example of his sharing "Islamophobic" views with students that it says are inaccurate, biased and over-generalized. UCF says that video, which appears to have been taped in a classroom, actually features an "outside-of-the-classroom presentation" that took place in January.

UCF spokesman Grant Heston said the school has received no complaints from students or Matusitz's colleagues about his work.

In the video, Matusitz stresses the link between terrorism and Islamic culture. He also suggests countries should resist the global spread of Islam.

"Why do so many Muslims, relative to other religions, want to kill us?" he asks in the video. "The answer is easy, very easy. It is seven letters: culture."

He also explains that Islam cannot be changed.

"How can you change a movement in which you have 1.5 billion members? It's impossible," he says. "We just have to resist it and just elect people who are willing just to resist it and just be true American. That's the only answer. We're not going to change Islam."

Heston said Matusitz was not speaking on behalf of UCF, which does not endorse his views.

At this point, the university is not reviewing the professor's lessons or work at UCF.

"Dr. Matusitz expressed his opinion, which is his right," Heston said.

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Memorial in Britain on Armed Forces Day for Lee Rigby draws many supporters, leftists trying to stop the entrance of Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller

Instead of embracing honest dialogue, those who carry water for Islamic supremacists want speech shut down so Muslims don't get uppity.  Those who cave to the hecklers veto deserve neither liberty or freedom, and they are getting it in spades.

From HuffPoUK June 20 by Jessica Elgot

Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer To Speak At EDL Rally In Woolwich, Campaigners Call For UK Entry Ban

Anti-fascist campaigners have called on the home secretary to stop two far-right, anti-Islam activists from America speaking at an English Defence League rally in Woolwich, where Drummer Lee Rigby was murdered.

Atlas Shrugs' Pamela Geller and Jihad Watch's Robert Spencer, two prominent bloggers who founded the 'Stop The Islamization of America' campaign, gained worldwide notoriety for their anti-Islam subway posters in New York.

Nearly all of the signs, which read, 'In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad', were vandalised.

Labour MP Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs select committee told HuffPost UK: "I am alarmed that the EDL is planning this type of march in Woolwich.

"It is clear that the location, motivation and attendees at this march will incite hatred. Adding incendiary speakers such as Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer just fuels the fire.

"Before we have to pay the costs for the extra policing required for this demonstration the Home Secretary should consider using her discretion to ban these two speakers from entering the country.

"A ban should be enforced properly and physically stop people entering our borders. We cannot make the same mistake as we did with Sheikh Raed Salah.”

Hope Not Hate have sent an open letter to the home secretary with more than 2,000 signatures collected in less than 24 hours, asking for Geller and Spencer to be denied entry to the UK.

The letter reads: "We believe that their [Spencer and Geller's] ultimate objective is to incite hatred against all Muslims and the consequences of their very presence in the UK will give encouragement to racists and extremists, who seek to use the awful murder of Drummer Lee Rigby to further their hateful agenda.

"Geller and Spencer are the most prominent anti-Muslim activists in the United States and their organisation, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, is widely considered a hate organisation. It recently placed adverts on the transport systems of several cities calling Muslims 'savages'.

"We believe that there is no place for such hate in the United Kingdom."

But nary a peep regarding Anjem Choudary and his consistent calls for the destruction of England and the imposition of the sharia.

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Taliban call themselves the new global caliphate, first talks break down, Karzai mad, US humiliated

The Black Banner of Taliban Islam

An auspicious start to what will surely be our caving in to Islamic supremacism.  We have been doing that for years now, no reason to suspect we will change horses in the middle of the slaughter now.

From The Jewish Press June 20 by Lori Lowenthal Marcus

Taliban Pulls a Fast One in Doha, Claiming Rebirth of Califate, Humiliating Karzai

The Taliban surprised and angered the US and Afghanistan with a poster proclaiming its new office in Doha was for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, rather than a political office for peace talks. The move may have scuttled the talks.
Day One, dealing with the Taliban as if it is just another player on the world stage.


On Tuesday, June 18, the Taliban and the United States were set to engage in historic peace talks in Doha, Qatar, the goal of which is to begin to wind down the war that has been dragging on in Afghanistan. The U.S. is on the threshold of withdrawing from the region. The goal is to have Afghanistan and the Taliban work things out nicely together.

But the ceremonial opening of the office in Doha by the Taliban, was to have announced “the political office of the Taliban in Doha,” as had been agreed – or so the U.S. and Afghanistan had understood. Instead, it featured a large poster reading “the opening of the political office of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Doha.”

The difference is huge – the name on the poster is what the Taliban called Afghanistan during the era it was in control, between 1996 and 2001, and was popularly understood by al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorists to have been the nascent rebirth of the Global Califate.

In the State Department’s daily press briefing on Wednesday, this was the first item discussed by the Spokesperson, Jen Psaki. She explained that Secretary of State John Kerry had spoken with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who had immediately denounced the Taliban’s move as a deliberate provocation.

The Qatari government issued a statement clarifying that the name of the office is the Political Office of the Afghan Taliban and had the sign with the incorrect name in front of the door taken down.

Nonetheless, the Afghan government issued a statement suspending the U.S. bilateral security talks because of the Taliban’s efforts to portray itself as, once again, a sovereign nation within Afghanistan.

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Misplaced anger in Seattle

Rep. Jim McDermott of Seattle seems to think the FBI are racists and bigots because their top 32 terrorist list has 30 of the wanted as Muslims, and that just isn't right.  The fact that this list is on Seattle mass transit is what really got McDermotts panties in a bunch, saying the ads are  offensive to Muslims and ethnic minorities” and “encourages racial and religious profiling” while making no mention of the continued jihad against those seen as "not Muslim enough" and non-Muslims both in and out of Muslim lands.  Understanding priorities is not one of McDermotts strong suits.

I wonder how McDermott would address the previous problem of organized crime: ignore Italian restaurants and social clubs for fear of offending those of Italian descent?  Probably.

From the Seattle Weekly June 19 by Daniel Person

Is This Ad Campaign Racist?
U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Seattle, says so.
In a letter to the FBI requesting they pull the campaign from Seattle buses, McDermott sounds off on what he says is “offensive to Muslims and ethnic minorities” and “encourages racial and religious profiling.”

The ad shows sixteen faces of wanted terrorists, all of whom appear to be from predominantly Muslim regions. McDermott calls foul, writing that the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list includes people of other races and “associations with other religions and causes.”

Only two of the 32 are not Islamic jihadists, statistically insignificant but McDermott wants to make sure you think the FBI listing those who are worth the most money and are the most dangerous are part of the "Islamophobia" plot.  See the entire list from the FBI here.

“But their faces are missing from this campaign,” he writes.

“ will likely only serve to exacerbate the disturbing trend against Middle Eastern, South Asian and Muslim Americans.”

The ad is the work of the Puget Sound Joint Terrorism Task Force, and are part of the U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice Program.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Libyan refugee in Germany threatens with knives, shouts Allahu Akbar and holds Qur'an

But to point this out would be Islamophobic, which is obviously what "Presseportal" is.

It is past time to stop all immigration from Muslim countries.

From Islam vs Europe June 18 by Cheradenine Zakalwe

Hamburg: Libyan Refugee Threatens People With Knives While Holding Koran and Shouting "Allahu Akbar!"
Officers from police station 11 have provisionally arrested a 24-year-old from the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) on suspicion of threatening with a knife. The civil protection bureau in the state criminal office has taken over the investigation.

According to what has so far been discovered, the suspect entered a tent associated with the registered demonstration "Lampedusa refugees" in Steindamm, sat at a table and sang. After a short time he stepped in front of the tent and drew two knives. This led a 47-year-old man, who was standing in front of the tent, to feel threatened. The suspect then went to the subway station Hauptbahnhof-Süd and encountered a Hamburg Rail employee. 

The suspect circled the 30-year-old, holding a book in one hand and a knife in the other, and shouted "Allahu Akbar!". While doing this he continually moved the blade of the knife across the ground, as if he wanted to sharpen it. As the suspect again approached the 30-year-old in a threatening manner with the knife, the injured party fled in the direction of the central bus station and informed the police.

When the two police officers reached the scene, they encountered the suspect, who held two knives in his hands and several times shouted "Allahu Akbar!".

The officers arrested the 24-year-old on a provisional basis. Both knives (kitchen knives) were secured. During his arrest, a Koran fell out of the suspect's jacket pocket.

Source: Via: PI

Putin educates Obama on jihad

Normally I find Putin abrasive, condescending and a bit scary.  In this instance I have to agree with his assessment of the folly of sending money and weapons to the Syrian rebels.  As bad as Assad is, the alternative of letting the rebels take over would be even worse.  Putin knows the problems with jihad and has had to deal with them face to face (the Beslan school, the Moscow theatre massacre, etc) as well as the ongoing jihad in Dagestan and Chechnya (home of the Boston bombers) so anything he can do to stop, or slow down the Islamist conquest of south-east Russia he will do.

His warning to Obama will probably fall on deaf ears, as Obama wants nothing to do with acquainting Islam with violence  I fear Putin's words will come back to haunt us as we march boldly towards our own demise.

From The Belfast Telegraph June 18 by Joe Churcher

Vladimir Putin tells Cameron at G8: 'Syrian rebels are the same as those who killed Lee Rigby'
Arming the Syrian rebels could deliver weapons into the hands of the sort of people who killed Drummer Lee Rigby, Vladimir Putin warned.
The Russian president drew a direct parallel with the "violent assassination" of the soldier in Woolwich as he set out his hostility to Western efforts to aid the opposition to Bashar Assad's regime.

Mr Putin spoke out at a press conference marking the close of theG8 summit in Northern Ireland which produced a joint position from world leaders that could pave the way for a peace conference to find a way out of the deadly struggle for control of the Middle Eastern country.

Resistance from Russia meant the final statement made no reference to Assad's future.

But Mr Putin insisted that he had not been isolated in the talks with the other seven leaders - claiming that some agreed with him that there was not yet proof the regime had used chemical weapons.

It was the discovery of what the US said was convincing evidence that led President Barack Obama to say Washington could arm the rebels.

Britain and France - both in the G8 - led efforts to lift an EU arms embargo but Prime Minister David Cameron insists no decision to do so has been taken amid a political backlash at Westminster against any such escalation of British involvement.

Asked about the issue, Mr Putin, speaking through an interpreter, defended his decision to continue supplying weapons to the regime, which he said was no more than completing legal contracts.

And in a direct message to Mr Cameron, he added: "Recently the British people suffered a huge loss. It was a tragedy next to his barracks on the streets of London. A violent assassination, a very brutal killing of a British serviceman.

"Clearly the opposition is not composed all of this but many of them are exactly the same as the ones who perpetrated the killing in London.

"If we equip these people, if we arm them what is going to control and verify who is going to have these weapons, including in Europe as well.

"So we call all our partners, before making this dangerous step, think about it very carefully."

NYPD sued over Muslim surveillance program

The lawsuit claims that the NYPD program hinders Muslims from practicing their religion.

"...Muslim religious leaders in New York have modified their sermons and other behavior to not draw additional police attention

In other words, they were already preaching intolerance and hatred, but now must curtail the vitriol because johnny law is watching, and that constitutes restrictions on the practice of Islam.  The lawsuit against NYPD is to stop any meaningful inquiry into Islamic doctrine or ideology.  Playing the victim always gets you extra tears, and extra protection against your claimed persecutors.

I went back and read AG Robert Kennedy's speech in 1963 on organized crime and what steps were being taken to stop it.  Monitoring churches, restaurants, social clubs and other gathering places was the first step in identifying the players.  I recommend our administration read it, and then follow its guidelines.  RFK had it right, we can do the same. 

From FOX News June 18

Civil rights groups sue NYC mayor and top cop over post-9/11 Muslim surveillance programs

Civil rights lawyers say they plan to ask a federal judge to declare the New York Police Department's spying programs directed at Muslims to be unconstitutional, and to order police to stop their surveillance and destroy any records in police files.

In a lawsuit being filed Tuesday, the lawyers say the spying has hindered residents from freely practicing their religion. It is the third significant legal action filed against the NYPD Muslim surveillance program since details of the spy program were revealed in a series of Associated Press reports in 2011 and 2012.

The lawsuit says Muslim religious leaders in New York have modified their sermons and other behavior to not draw additional police attention.

The NYPD did not immediately respond to a phone call and email asking for comment.

Negotiating with the alligator

Every time I think the government has reached a new low, another rabbit hole opens up and we sink deeper into a morass of stupidity, naivety and hubris.  Even a cursory glance at Islamic doctrine regarding non-Muslim entities and how to deal with them reveals the pro-Islamic slant.

Our dear leaders now are actively engaged in negotiating some kind of peace treaty with the Taliban, believing that they are a honorable partner in peace.  No recognition of the ideology which drives the Taliban or any acceptance of a doctrine that demands conversion, subjugation or death to non-believers.

We blindly plow ahead, desperately wanting our efforts to pay off in spades with an end to hostilities and a new dawn of peace between disparate cultures.

It's all bullshit.  A belief in something not real, never based in history and always a losing proposition for the side refusing to accept what the enemy says about themselves is what we are steeped in right now.  Trying to make peace with the Taliban and expecting the end result to be a lasting and honorable peace is the same as Chamberlain waving the "peace in our time" paper and declaring Hitler to be someone who can be trusted.

Once again, we will be eaten by the alligator and those in power will declare they are shocked to find this has happened.

From NBC June 18 by Jim Miklaszewski, Courtney Kube and Erin McClam

US, Taliban to meet in Qatar for 'key milestone' toward ending Afghanistan war

U.S. and Taliban representatives will meet soon for the first time to begin what are expected to be long and complex negotiations for a peaceful settlement to the war in Afghanistan, senior Obama administration officials said Tuesday.

The officials told NBC News that the meeting will take place in the next several days in the Qatari capital of Doha. The Taliban will open an office there for the purpose of negotiating directly with the Afghan government, the officials said. A precise date was not announced.

"This is a key milestone on the way to the complete transition of responsibility for security to Afghans by the end of next year," a senior U.S. administration official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said via conference call after the announcement was made.

However, a senior Taliban official said "formal talks" would not begin immediately and any negotiations would be conditional on the release of Taliban commanders from Guantanamo Bay.

A non-starter, one would think...

The talks, which follow numerous failed attempts to start peace negotiations, would represent the first time the U.S. and Taliban militants have met to discuss ending the war since the Afghanistan conflict started in 2001.

The negotiating conditions require the Taliban to break their ties with al Qaeda, end the violence and accept the Afghan constitution, especially the protections for women and minorities, the officials said.

But because of deep distrust between the Afghan government and the Taliban, the process will be “complex, long and messy,” one official said. The officials emphasized that expectations were low, but said the opening of Doha office was a crucial step for Afghanistan.

"We have long said that this conflict will likely not be won on the battlefield, and that is why we support the opening of this office," said one senior administration official.

Correct, but until we accept and deal openly with the ideology which drives the Taliban and work to deconstruct the doctrine of Muhammad, the battlefield is the only place we may be able to win, at least temporarily.

As for the American government's role in the talks, the United States "will have a role in direct talks, but this is a negotiation that will have to be led by Afghans," another said.

According to a State Department spokesperson, special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador James Dobbins will meet on the U.S.'s behalf with the Taliban in the coming days. He departs Tuesday for Ankara, Turkey, and will then travel to Doha before going to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

His trip will primarily be focused on reconciliation, said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki.

"Our goal in Afghanistan continues to be to disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaida, to ensure that the country can never again be a safe haven for terrorists. We're doing both at the same time, talking and winding down our fighting in the country," Psaki said.

So the Taliban are now the "moderate' Islamic influence in Afghanistan?  Excuse me while I throw up.

Secretary of State John Kerry praised the decision to hold talks.

"We're very pleased with what has taken place," he said.

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The spread of Islam in Africa now affecting Christians in Tanzania

The religion of peace strikes again...

If I talk about how Islam is persecuting Christians I am called all kinds of names.  When a Christian pastor is attacked by jihadists and calls the police for help, he is told that the police cannot protect all the pastors.  Who will protect the few remaining Christians from Islamic violence?  Certainly not the West, they have shown themselves to be utterly useless in providing any kind of support for the believers of Christ.  There are few if any voices left in the world speaking out against Islam and its penchant for killing non-Muslims and as this silence continues the loss of a great religion goes on unabated in Tunisia.

From Charisma News June 14

Persecuted Pastors Attacked, Stabbed in Tanzania

The persecution of Christians in Tanzania continues. Two pastors have recently been attacked, and the police are doing little about it.
On the night of Sunday, June 2, a large group of radical Muslims attacked the home of pastor Robert Ngai in Geita town, northeastern Tanzania. The attackers broke into the home and attacked Pastor Ngai with machetes. The pastor received serious cuts on his hands and arms when he raised his arms to protect his head from the blows. Doctors at the local hospital said the injuries were beyond their ability to treat and urged that he be rushed to a hospital in a nearby, larger city for treatment.

Ngai is the pastor of the Evangelical Assemblies of God Church. At last word from Voice of the Martyr contacts, he was still in the intensive care unit. Geita town is less than 50 miles from Buseresere, the city where Pastor Mathayo Kachili was killed by radical Muslims in February. Kachili’s story, and that of his widow, Generosa, is featured in Voice of the Martyr's June newsletter.

Two nights before the attack on Pastor Ngai, the home of Pastor Daudi Nzumbi in Geita also came under attack. Pastor Nzumbi leads the Free Pentecostal Church of Tanzania congregation in Geita. Thankfully, the attackers fled after they were confronted by Pastor Nzumbi’s large, barking dogs.

When Pastor Nzumbi heard his dogs barking, he looked out the window and saw the attackers. He called the police, but the officer in charge told him, “I cannot protect every pastor!”

Voice of the Martyr contacts are working to get more details on these attacks and to offer encouragement and assistance to these two pastors and other Christians in Tanzania affected by violent Islamic attacks. Please continue to pray for Christians in Tanzania as well as for their persecutors.

Somalia: Al-Shaba'ab attacks UN compound

So far a dozen are dead, some Somali military and some jihadists but don't worry, it has nothing to do with Islam.  Al-Shaba'ab are just trying to drive those pesky colonialists out of their land so they can live peacefully and in harmony with the rest of mankind.

From MSN June 19 by Abdi Guled

5 Somalis, 7 militants die in attack on UN office
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Al-Qaida-linked militants detonated multiple bomb blasts and breached the main U.N. compound in Mogadishu Wednesday, sparking gun battles with security forces that killed at least 12 people. U.N. personnel who reached the compound's secure bunker all survived, though officials hinted not all reached that bunker.

An ambulance driver said that five Somali civilians were killed and an Associated Press reporter who went inside the U.N. compound after the battle saw two dead bodies of what appeared to be al-Shabab attackers wearing Somali military uniforms. An official said seven attackers died in total.

Ben Parker, a spokesman for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia, said that a first explosion was detonated at 11:30 a.m. and that at least two others followed. Dozens of staff from U.N. humanitarian and development agencies were in the compound and many moved to a secure bunker, he said.

African Union and Somali security forces responded and took control of the compound about an hour later. The U.N. staff who sought refuge in the bunker were then evacuated to the secure military base and airport complex across the street, Parker said.

Parker was then asked if that meant all U.N. people survived: "Assuming that people got to the safe area," he said. "There was not very much time to get into the safe area."

A second U.N. official who could not be named because he is not an official spokesman indicated an announcement of U.N. casualties was upcoming. A third U.N. official said he believed four U.N. workers were killed, including one Kenyan, one Somali and two South Africans. The official said seven attackers died.

Several U.N. guards were believed to have also been wounded, or worse. Both U.N. officials insisted on anonymity because they are not official spokesmen.

Mohamed Ali, an ambulance driver, said he transported five dead civilian bodies and 10 people who were wounded.

Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon said he was appalled that "our friends and partners" at the U.N. who are carrying out humanitarian activities would be the victims "of such barbaric violence." An African Union official, Mahamet Saleh Annadif, condemned the "cowardly" attack and sent condolences "to those who had lost loved ones."

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Tommy Robinson of the EDL roasted on the BBC program "Free Speech"

To watch this travesty of open debate and free speech is to understand the depth of the problem.  We are muzzled when talking about Islam or Muslims unless it is in the most glowing terms possible.  To question any aspect of Islam or Muslim behavior is to be immediately labeled a "racist" or the dreaded Islamophobe.

Tommy Robinson speaks the truth and asks the hard questions, and for that he is ridiculed, demeaned and slandered by those who would be the first against the wall when the sharia comes.  Shameful to watch, the crowd and the host of the show have no idea what they are talking about, seemingly speaking from emotion rather than pragmatism.

The hatred from the crowd, and the four panelists is palpable and uneasy.  When you know the facts about Islamic doctrine and how it subjugates non-Muslims (and those seen as "not Muslim enough") listening to them spout nonsense in the guise of knowledge is frightening.

Britain is on the brink of losing the great civilization it was to a future of sharia and enslavement and sitting there on the stage we see those who are willingly giving up that heritage in the name of diversity and tolerance.

Called a racist, Tommy asked repeatedly for the accusers to show where he has made a racist statement, going so far as to ask "What race is Islam again?"  There was no reply, only more accusations based in how they feel about Islam and Muslims rather than what the reality is.

If you feel something it is neither right or wrong, it just is, thus the ease with which a rational can be formed and clung to.  I feel it, therefore it must be true for me and I don't have to explain it to anyone.

I feel you are a racist, no explanation needed or forthcoming.  That is the kind of critical analysis that comes from doing no research or study of what it is you need to understand.  It is also the typical mindset of those who believe all religions are equal (some more than others) and the only ones you can criticize are Christianity and Judaism.  After all, they are the evil ones as we are constantly told.

Listen carefully to the panelists as they spew their expert opinions, and decide who it is that holds the higher ground.


Obama's Folly in Syria enables genocide of Christians

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The forces supported by Obama soon will have American weapons to thoroughly cleanse Syria of those pesky Christians, and after that there will be only Islam.  The blood of these Christians are on your hands, Obama, I hope you sleep well knowing you are responsible for the deaths of innocents.

From Syria Report June 12

Syria Militants Massacre Christian Village Population(Graphic)

More details of a massacre in Homs late last month have emerged following the global outcry of amassacre in Deir el-Zour yesterday.

The massacre, carried out by Free Syrian Army militants reportedly targeted men, women and children in the Christian village of al-Duwayr/Douar close to the city of Homs and the border with Lebanon. The incident received little media attention, having occurred at the same time as thousands of Syrian troops converged on the insurgent-occupied town of al-Qusayr.

According to sources, around 350 heavily armed militants entered the village, broke into homes and assembled residents in the main square of the village where they were executed. The final death toll is not known but photos show severe damage to property in the village.

Syrian army sources said that they reached the village after the massacre, resulting in clashes with militants. Sources also reported that Turkish and Chechen extremists were among the perpetrators. Chechen militants are known to have kidnapped two Christian bishops in Aleppo earlier this year. The following images show al-Duwayr/Douar village after the massacre...

See all the images at the link above

Jihad shoebomber Richard Reid sentenced to 80 years

Did anyone hear this report on any mainstream media source?  Nothing on the majors, I heard this from longtime reader "JL" and had to search for a source.  I found one, and what was said by Reid should send chills down the backs of anyone who understands the global jihad threat.

First, in open court, Reid recites the shahada, or statement of faith in which a Muslim affirms his belief in Allah as the only god, and that Muhammad is his messenger.  He is a soldier of Allah, he says as to explain in totality why he did what he did.  He goes on to explain what his motives are; "I further admit my allegiance to Osama bin Laden, to Islam, and to the religion of Allah. Okay?"  He continues with a list of grievances we have heard before, we murder Muslims, Israel is the bad guy, our occupation of Muslim lands, the usual litany of gripes and whines we hear endlessly.  When done, the judge, William G. Young gives Reid lesson in American justice and almost says all the right things.  The judge tries to tell the open court why he thinks Reid did what he did, tries to tell us the motive behind his actions, and gets close to the truth but does not cross that line.

In explaining what Reid's motives are, Judge Young fails to address the core problem; Islamic texts and teachings that are the basis for the actions of Reid, as explained by Reid himself.  The judge asks, and then answers his own question "...why you did something so horrific. What was it that led you here to this courtroom today. I have listened respectfully to what you have to say. And I ask you to search your heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate led you to do what you are guilty and admit you are guilty of doing. And I have an answer for you. It may not satisfy you. But as I search this entire record it comes as close to understanding as I know. It seems to me you hate the one thing that to us is most precious. You hate our freedom. Our individual freedom. Our individual freedom to live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to believe or not believe as we individually choose"  Judge Young had the perfect opportunity to explain exactly what the crux of this hatred of our freedoms was, yet he skirted the issue by couching everything in a non-religious shroud, preferring to instead believe that Reid is nothing but a common criminal deserving of what the courts decide when dealing with another violent criminal.  I would wager the judge has never read the Qur'an or talked to those of us who study and report on jihad and its devastating effect on non-Muslim cultures.

Another chance to expose Islamic theology for the evil that it is, another chance blown because of political correctness and willful blindness.  

Remember, this decision and subsequent incarceration happened in 2003, the question still stands as to why it was never reported.

From WDHD 

MR. REID: I start by praising Allah because life today is no good. I bear witness to this and he alone is

right to be worshiped. And I bear witness that Muhammad 
sa'laat alayhi as-salaam is his last prophet and messenger who is sent to all of mankind for guidance, with the sound guidance for everyone.
Concerning what the Court said? I admit, I admit my actions and I further, I further state that I done them.

THE COURT: I didn't hear the last. I admit my 
actions and then what did you say?

MR. REID: I further admit my allegiance to Osama 
bin Laden, to Islam, and to the religion of Allah. Okay?  With regards to what you said about killing innocent people, I will say one thing. Your government has killed two million children in Iraq. Okay? If you want to think about something, 20 against two million, I don't see no comparison. Okay?

Your government has sponsored the rape and torture 
of Muslims in the prisons of Egypt and Turkey and Syria and Jordan with their money and with their weapons. Okay? I don't know, see what I done as being equal to rape and to torture, or to the deaths of the two million children in Iraq. Okay?
Thirdly. So, for this reason, I think I ought not apologize for my actions. I am at war with your country.
I'm at war with them not for personal reasons but because they have murdered more than, so many children and they have oppressed my religion and they have oppressed people for no reason except that they say we believe in Allah.

This is the only reason that America sponsors 
Egypt. It's the only reason they sponsor Turkey. It's the
only reason they back Israel. Okay?  As far as the sentence is concerned, it's in your hand. Only really it is not even in your hand. It's in Allah's hand. I put my trust in Allah totally and I know that he will give victory to his religion. And he will give victory to those who believe and he will destroy those who wish to oppress the people because they believe in Allah.

So you can judge and I leave you to judge. And I don't mind. This is all I have to say. And I bear witness to Muhammad this is Allah's message.

THE COURT: Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to 
the sentence the Court imposes upon you.  On Counts 1, 5 and 6 the Court sentences you to life in prison in the custody of the United States Attorney
General. On Counts 2, 3, 4 and 7, the Court sentences you to 20 years in prison on each count, the sentence on each count to run consecutive one with the other. That's 80 years.

On Count 8 the Court sentences you to the 
mandatory 30 years consecutive to the 80 years just imposed.
The Court imposes upon you on each of the eight counts a fine of $250,000 for the aggregate fine of $2

The Court accepts the government's recommendation 
with respect to restitution and orders restitution in the amount of $298.17 to Andre Bousquet and $5,784 to American Airlines.

The Court imposes upon you the $800 special 

The Court imposes upon you five years supervised 
release simply because the law requires it. But the life sentences are real life sentences so I need not go any further.

This is the sentence that is provided for by our 
statutes. It is a fair and a just sentence. It is a righteous sentence. Let me explain this to you.

We are not afraid of any of your terrorist 
co-conspirators, Mr. Reid. We are Americans. We have been through the fire before. There is all too much war talk here. And I say that to everyone with the utmost respect.  Here in this court where we deal with individuals as individuals, and care for individuals as individuals, as human beings we reach out for justice. You are not an enemy combatant. You are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war. You are a terrorist. To give you that reference, to call you a
soldier gives you far too much stature. Whether it is the officers of government who do it or your attorney who does it, or that happens to be your view, you are a terrorist. And we do not negotiate with terrorists. We do not treat with terrorists. We do not sign documents with terrorists.

We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

UC Berkeley appoints new student regent with jihadist and anti-semetic ideals

The most egregious part of this is the statement made by Sadia Saifuddin which is a perfect example of the Qur'anic injunction which allows Muslims to lie (taqiyya) if they feel threatened "My faith,” she explained, “is a big part of my life. What I love the most about Islam is that it preaches tolerance and love..."  The left and those who know nothing about Islamic ideology lap this up like a thirsty dog on a hot July day.

UC Berkeley used to be a place where debate, truth and honest dialogue was the norm.  Today we have people like Saifuddin who are tied to the Students for Justice in Palestine and the Muslim Student Association, both groups having at their core a hatred of Israel and the US, and the belief in the Islamic requirement to convert, subjugate or kill unbelievers.

College ain't what it used to be.

From FPM June 13 by Robert Spencer

Islamic Supremacist Nominated as UC Student Regent
A UC Berkeley senior who is a venomous supporter of the jihad against Israel and member of several Islamic supremacist groups with links to jihad terror has been nominated to become the University of California student regent for the 2014-15 academic year.
The student regent participates in a board that sets policies for the entire University of California system, which consists of ten campuses throughout the state. Sadia Saifuddin is expected to be confirmed as student regent by the full Board of Regents next month.
The hijabbed Saifuddin would be the first Muslim student regent. “My faith,” she explained, “is a big part of my life. What I love the most about Islam is that it preaches tolerance and love, which is the reason that I have close friends and networks outside of the Muslim community as well.”
Yet Saifuddin’s record at UC-Berkeley is hardly one of tolerance and love. She co-sponsored a BDS resolution in the Berkeley student Senate, calling on the entire University of California system to divest companies that do business with Israel, based on the spurious premise that Israel is “occupying” Palestinian territory.
Saifuddin, a member of both Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the Muslim Students Association (MSA), also spearheaded “A Resolution Condemning Islamophobic Hate Speech at the University of California,” which the student Senate passed unanimously. Saifuddin herself wrote the resolution, which claimed that “since September 11, 2001, Islamophobia has become the latest ‘hazing’ technique across the United States and has created a chilling effect for Muslims, Arabs, and South Asians in their communities, work-environments, and campuses,” and that “according to a Gallup Study, 60% of of [sic] Muslim Americans say that Muslims face prejudice from Americans.”
In fact, the very concept of “Islamophobia”  is a blunt instrument in the hands of Islamic supremacists, designed to intimidate non-Muslims into thinking that resisting jihad terror is “hateful.” And reality does not back up its existence: the British journalist Brendan O’Neill gave the truth behind such claims in the Telegraph last April, in the wake of the Boston Marathon jihad bombings:
In the years since 9/11, the American public has been admirably tolerant towards Muslim communities. According to federal crime stats collected by the FBI, in 2009 there were 107 anti-Muslim hate crimes; in a country of 300 million people that is a very low number. In 2010, a year of great terrorism panic following the attempt by Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad to detonate a car bomb in Times Square in NYC, there were 160 anti-Muslim hate crimes. In 2011, there were 157. To see how imaginary the Islamophobic mob is, consider a state like Texas, fashionably mocked as a backward Hicksville full of Fox News-watching morons: there are 420,000 Muslims in Texas, yet in 2011 there were only six anti-Muslim hate crimes there. It simply isn’t true that mad racist Yanks are biting at the bit to attack Muslims.
No actual hate crimes are ever justified. In light of her hysterical exaggeration of the supposed “climate of hate” against Muslims in America since 9/11, however, clearly Saifuddin is joining Islamic supremacist advocacy groups such as the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in using hate crimes to deflect attention from the reality of jihad activity and bully Americans into thinking that it is wrong and bigoted to oppose jihad terror and Islamic supremacism. Hamas-linked CAIR andother Muslims have not hesitated to fabricate “hate crimes.” CAIR and other groups like it want and need hate crimes against Muslims, because they can use them for political points and as weapons to intimidate people into remaining silent about the jihad threat.
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Liberals and artists in Egypt stage protest against the "Islamization" of Egypt

I call the Islamization of Egypt by its name and am accused of all kinds of bad, but the protesters in Egypt are seen and referred to as freedom fighters who want a non-sharia state and a secular government.  Why the difference?

From France24 June 13

Egyptian artists rally against 'Islamisation' of culture
For days now, dozens of Egyptian artists and intellectuals have been occupying the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture in Cairo to demand the resignation of the new culture minister, whom the protesters accuse of “Islamising” the sector.

Alaa Abdel Aziz taught film editing at the Cairo Higher Institute of Cinema. President Morsi nominated him to become the culture minister in early May in order to “fight against corruption” .
Since he began his new job, the minister fired the director of the Cairo Opera, as well as both the Director of Fine Arts and the Director of Literature. These actions have infuriated many intellectuals, who in early June began a sit-in in front of and in the Ministry of Culture in Cairo to call for the minister’s resignation.

As a sign of protest, various cultural officials have resigned, including the Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Culture Saeed Tawfik, who accused the authorities to be “brother-ifying” [in reference to the Muslim Brotherhood] artistic expression.

Tensions rose on Tuesday when dozens of supporters of P²resident Morsi arrived at the ministry, located in the upscale Zamalek neighbourhood, to clear out the protesters. The two factions faced off and threw rocks at each other, causing several mild injuries. The police, who had been deployed around the entire building, intervened before the situation could degenerate any further.
The personnel of the prestigious Cairo Opera, who were the first affected by the Ministry of Culture’s new measures, went on an indefinite strike after the minister fired the Opera’s director, Ines Abdel Dayem, a renowned flutist. Last Sunday, dancers from the Cairo Opera Ballet Company put on “Zorba” in the street as a challenge to the minister and to taunt a member of the Shura Council (the upper house of the Egyptian Parliament) who called for the ballet to be shut down because he said it incited debauchery.

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Another convert to Islam misunderstands his new religion and finds himself behind bars for plotting to kill non-Muslims

Joking about jihad?

How does this keep happening?  Why do newbies to Islam find it so hard to get behind the mission statement that Islam is just a religion of peace?  Someone must be feeding them this "Islamophobic" propaganda,...but who?  Surely not the local mosque, or on the internet, or by listening to learned clerics of Islam, right?


From the Seattle Times June 12

Wash man sentenced for trying to aid terrorists

SPOKANE, Wash. —

A man who almost killed himself in an explosion three years ago was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for making a bomb and attempting to help terrorists.

Joseph J. Brice, 22, of Clarkston was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in September to manufacturing an explosive device and attempting to provide material assistance to terrorists, The Spokesman-Review reported (

Brice spoke at the hearing, saying he regretted his actions that resulted from a deep depression after he suffered life-threatening injuries in the bomb blast.

"I'm deeply remorseful and just want to go home," Brice said.

U.S. District Court Judge Lonny Suko said he could not take Brice at his word that the threats of violence were a joke.

"I can't sweep all that under the rug," Suko said. "We are judged by what we say and do."

Brice will get credit for two years already spent behind bars.

After the explosion, the FBI found that Brice had posted YouTube videos honoring Islamic jihadists and paying tribute to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.

Brice's lawyer, Matthew Campbell, said the statements were just jokes and the result of poor decisions, not an actual intent to harm anyone.

Campbell said Brice was "goaded" into providing an undercover FBI agent with bomb details. He also said Brice was no more an expert on bomb-making than anyone who read online encyclopedias and high school chemistry books.

Or reads the online jihadist magazine "Inspire" which had simple diagrams and instructions to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom.

However, federal prosecutors said Brice was injured as he tried to copy McVeigh's complex bomb that killed 168 people in 1995.

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Afghanistan: parliament upholds right for Muslim male to marry 9 year old girls

Why?  Because it is what Muhammad did.

"Islamic tradition records that Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, was six when Muhammad wedded her and nine when he consummated the marriage:
“The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death)” (Bukhari 7.62.88).

Another tradition has Aisha herself recount the scene:
The Prophet engaged me when I was a girl of six (years). We went to Medina and stayed at the home of Bani-al-Harith bin Khazraj. Then I got ill and my hair fell down. Later on my hair grew (again) and my mother, Um Ruman, came to me while I was playing in a swing with some of my girl friends. She called me, and I went to her, not knowing what she wanted to do to me. She caught me by the hand and made me stand at the door of the house. I was breathless then, and when my breathing became Allright, she took some water and rubbed my face and head with it. Then she took me into the house. There in the house I saw some Ansari women who said, “Best wishes and Allah’s Blessing and a good luck.” Then she entrusted me to them and they prepared me (for the marriage). Unexpectedly Allah’s Apostle came to me in the forenoon and my mother handed me over to him, and at that time I was a girl of nine years of age. (Bukhari 5.58.234).

Muhammad was at this time fifty-four years old."   (Thanks to Robert Spencer)

Remember, this is the country to which we are sending bags of cash to, and the country where we train their police and military only to have them then turn the guns on us.  Thanks Obama, you're a real pal to those who want to kill us.

From the Washington Times June 10 by Cheryl K. Chumley

Afghan parliament upholds right to marry children

Afghanistan's parliament has rejected a measure that would have barred men from marrying girls younger than 16, saying the proposal ran counter to Islamic ideology.

The measure also would have banned “baad, [the] traditional practice of buying or selling women to settle disputes,” and outlawed criminal charges being imposed on rape victims, Breitbart reported. Rape victims in Afghanistan often are charged with fornication or adultery.

President Hamid Karzai reportedly supported the measures, but opponents said they “violate[d] Islamic principles,” Breitbart reported.

The failure of parliament to act in accordance with Mr. Karzai highlights a deep rift among the nation’s politicians. And it comes at a time when elections are set for April 2014 for a new president.

There is “a rift between conservative and more secular members of the community,” Sky News reported.

Christians almost gone in the Middle East, the West does nothing

2,000 years ago you could throw a stone anywhere in the Levant and hit a Christian.  Today that stone would instead would smack a Muslim.  Christians are becoming as rare as hens teeth, and the main reason is Islamic persecution.

Look across the entire Middle East and you see flames and war with radical Islamists fighting either governments or each other with Christians in the crossfire"

No Western leader is interested in coming to the aid of Christians, but they are willing to fawn all over themselves to give aid to the jihadists trying to topple Assad in Syria, in support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the phoenix rising jihad happening in Turkey with Erdogan and his Islamization programs.  The founders of the Middle East are going by the wayside, soon they will be a footnote in the history books.  

I am ashamed of my dear leaders.

From the Toronto Sun June 9 by Simon Kent

Christians face being driven from the Middle East

This could be the greatest story never told.

The Arab Spring has turned to bitter mid-winter for Christians across the Middle East.

Members of orthodox faiths are being driven from their biblical heartlands by hard line Muslim governments with no toleration of religious diversity.

All behind the increasingly opaque veil of chaos and civil war as the rest of the world looks the other way.

The exodus comes just 24-months into the biggest political upheaval in a generation, according to Father Peter-Michael Preble, an Orthodox priest with the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas.

He says Christians are the single most persecuted minority in countries including Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Algeria Iraq, Iran and the Lebanon.

The Southbridge, Mass. priest points to the recent kidnapping of two prominent Orthodox bishops by rebel Syrian fighters as evidence of the bind Christians find themselves in.

“Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim and Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Boulos Yaziji were both taken after they were tried to negotiate the release of two other Orthodox priests being held for ransom,” Preble told the Toronto Sun.

“Sadly, they were also outspoken in highlighting the threat to religious tolerance from the conflict engulfing their country. “They were warning against a Christian holocaust.

“Look across the entire Middle East and you see flames and war with radical Islamists fighting either governments or each other with Christians in the crossfire.

“At the political level it is the Muslim Brotherhood making life very difficult for the faithful. Christians have made their lives in those countries for millennia yet now face the prospect of either being murdered or banished forever.”

Preble says the entire Judeo-Christian heritage that once underpinned the region is threatened with collapse.

(.) In an effort to raise public awareness of the plight of the faithful, Father Preble has written to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and asked him to work for the release of the captive priests.

So far he has heard no response but warns the fate of Christians in the Syrian city of Homs may be one that awaits all followers in the area.

“Opposition fighters have driven out 80,000 Christians from the Homs region alone and they know they can never return,” Preble said. “Their churches have been destroyed, businesses taken and their future denied. What if this pattern is repeated across all of Syria and the persecution of the Copts in Egypt goes on?

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