Friday, August 27, 2010

MFS - The Other News


                         Afternoon Posting.

  • HT:MichelleMalkin.The fishermen’s flotilla: Showdown at Martha’s Vineyard.Continuing my coverage of the revolt against the White House ocean grab, here’s the latest on today’s fishermen’s protest flotilla gathering at Martha’s Vineyard while President Obama plays Scrabble and golf with his Chicago cronies.

  • HT"WeaselZippers.Muslim Cabbie Stabber Moved From Riker’s to Bellevue.Even MORE proof that liberalism is a mental illness?

  • Mysterious Fire Destroys Voting Machines in Texas County with ACORN-like Voter Fraud.Another blow has been dealt to voters in Harris County, Texas just days after the Harris County Voter Registrar Leo Vasquez released a 72 page PowerPoint on voting irregularities from a local group similar to the infamous ACORN.

  • Anti-Tea Party groups turn violent.On the eve of the massive 'Restoring Honor' gathering at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Saturday, anti-Tea Party groups have turned violent.Prudent Americans must not allow these tactics to thwart their efforts to take the nation back from extremist Leftwing operatives who have demonstrated a clear disdain for our Constitution. Dr. Alveda King's words are thus words to the wise.

  • Pearl: Put the mosque elsewhere.Slain reporter's dad says Ground Zero mosque would prolong "illusion." Judea Pearl, father of the Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel murdered by Islamic terrorists in Pakistan eight years ago, says that permitting the Ground Zero mosque project would prolong “the illusion” that the American Muslim leadership can achieve public acceptance without confronting its role in allowing “victimhood, anger and entitlement” to spawn acts of terrorism.Read the full story here.

  • Red Flag Warning EPA Ammunition Ban!There is yet another assault on an individual’s God-given right to bear arms. This one coming from of all places, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  • Obama Administration Apologizes for Florida Koran Burning.Even though Donahoe’s apology is dated August 5th and fully acknowledges and includes the OIC in her expression of “deep concern,” the OIC still demands that the Obama Adminstration“take appropriate steps to protect the sacred religious sentiments of Muslims of America and of the Muslims across the world.”

  • Britain faces new terror wave.Britain faces a new wave of home grown terrorists as 800 radicalised Islamist prisoners are released from jail, a leading security expert warns.

  • Kuwaiti MP wants state aid for men to get second wives.A Kuwaiti MP proposed Wednesday state-aid for male citizens to take second wives, in a bid to reduce the large number of unmarried women in the oil-rich emirate.

  • Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber.The Obama administration has shelved the planned prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged coordinator of the Oct. 2000 suicide attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a court filing."After 10 years, it seems like nobody really cares," said Gloria Clodfelter, whose 21-year-old son, Kenneth, was killed on the Cole.

  • 'Iran recognizes "Armenian genocide"'.Iranian nation accepts the historic truth, PAP member says.Iran’s Vice President Hamid Baghaei’s statement again testifies to the fact Iranian current political establishment headed by the President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad recognizes the 'Armenian Genocide' committed under Ottoman Empire in 1915, the MP from the Prosperous Party of Armenia (PAP) Aram Safaryan said.Erdogan must be ecstatic of joy?


  • HT:PajamasMedia.Obama’s Electioneers: Documentary to Reveal the Extent of 2008 Voter Fraud.The New Black Panther case? That type of behavior didn't just happen on Election Day. It was rampant during the Democratic primaries.


  • A Relativist, Wrapped in a Muslim, Inside an Agnostic.Why does a significant chunk of the American electorate think Obama is a Muslim? Let's count some of the reasons: he speaks of his "Muslim roots," says he hails from "generations of Muslims," was born to a line of Muslim males and given by them an Arabic name, went to a Muslim school in Islamic Indonesia, speaks glowingly of Islam whenever he gets the chance, holds a Ramadan dinner in the White House, tells his NASA head to turn the space agency into a Muslim outreach program, and last but not least insults doctrinal Christians routinely.

  • The Ground Zero Mosque's Muslim Opponents.Defenders of the proposed Ground Zero mosque are quick to write off opponents as bigots simply out to stir up hatred of Muslims.While some of the rhetoric is excessive, the blanket dismissal hides a more difficult challenge for mosque advocates: A growing number of Muslims openly oppose the project too. Some agree it's the wrong place, while others are increasingly critical of what they see as tone-deaf and clumsy leadership from mosque planners.

  • HT:AmericanThinker.President Obama's Compulsive Appeasement Disorder.With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, the U.S. became the world's only superpower -- Uncle Sam would say, "Jump," and the response would be, "How high?" This has not continued; if anything, on today's world stage, Uncle Sam increasingly resembles Rodney "I don't get no respect" Dangerfield. We cannot even kill off a few ragtag third-world pirates, let alone impose our will on Iran or make Hugo Chávez nervous.

  • VIDEO: Michelle Malkin Slams Progressives on Muslim Cabbie Attack — Heads Explode at 'Think Progress'.Awesome commentary on the radical leftists who couldn't leap fast enough at the chance to smear the "evil" right-wing for the attack on the cabbie.

  • HT:TheBlogProf.Sound familiar? DC police to use technology to predict who will commit murder in the future.

  • At the Tomb of Tutankhamen.An account of the opening of the royal Egyptian sepulcher which contained the most remarkable funeral treasures unearthed in historical times.Photoseries.

MFS - The Other News


                          Morning Posting.


  • Biden Wants More “Stimulus” Spending: “This is a Chance to do Something big, man!”But in the words of Vice President Joe Biden, Obama’s effusive Recovery Act point man, “Now the fun stuff starts!” The “fun stuff,” about one-sixth of the total cost, is an all-out effort to exploit the crisis to make green energy, green building and green transportation real; launch green manufacturing industries; computerize a pen-and-paper health system; promote data-driven school reforms; and ramp up the research of the future. “This is a chance to do something big, man!” Biden said during a 90-minute interview with TIME.

  • Auschwitz memorial acquires Nazi medical devices.The Auschwitz memorial in Poland says it has obtained around 150 medical instruments believed to have been used by the Nazis in experiments on the death camp inmates.

  • This is Why People Think Obama’s a Muslim.Everything that President Obama has done to disgrace America up until today has just been a warm up for what his administration has just done.

  • Muslim inmates 'turning to terror' as think tank says convicted terrorists are radicalising fellow inmates. Britain faces a new wave of terror attacks launched by Muslims radicalised in prison, a respected think tank warns today.The Royal United Services Institute says convicted terrorists inside high security prisons may have turned one in ten Muslim inmates to their cause.As a result, the threat from jihadists born in this country is greater here than anywhere else in the Western world, including the U.S., the report states.

  • Video:Klavan on the Culture: Does Islam Suck?

  • Iranian Reformist Cleric Decries Prison Torture.Reformist Iranian cleric Hassan Yusefi Eshkevari has described as "shocking" a recent letter by a political prisoner detailing ill-treatment in jail.Karami, the chief editor of a reformist website, "Karami" was detained following the June 2009 Iranian presidential election and reportedly tortured into making a false confession of illicit sexual relations with relatives of opposition Green movement leaders.

  • Are Iran's Opposition Leaders Billionaires?Iran's intelligence minister, Heydar Moslehi, has repeated the accusation that the leaders of the opposition Green Movement received a billion dollars from Western countries.Moslehi said that the allegations made by Guardians Council head Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati about the financial assistance of foreign countries to the "leaders of the sedition" is not only true, but that the amount given was probably higher.


  • Anti-Christian Hatred behind Ground Zero Mosque "Fans".In Michigan, Christians are barred from delivering tracts on a public sidewalk, in accordance with Sharia law.Coweta County, GA - Church denied permit to build on public property.Miami - Haitian Pentecostal congregation denied permit to enter building."There's a Haitian church on every block around here," Raley says. "Let 'em go somewhere else."Muslim Prayer Allowed in San Diego–Christian Prayer Denied in Bayonne.Read the rest here.

  • Video:Bed Bugs 101.Erica Hill gets answers to viewers' questions about bed bugs from Rebecca Jarvis, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, and Debbye Turner Bell.


  • How Vindictive Is This Administration?I’m not usually the conspiratorial type, but watch Gov. Chris Christie explain how the Obama administration disqualified the state of New Jersey from hundreds of millions in education funds because some clerk in Trenton turned in the wrong excel spreadsheet.

  • Mass panic in markets tomorrow as GDP announced at .5%.The economy in Arizona is holding together with chicken wire. The state is $1.2 billion short. 80% of the states are in the same pickle needing at least $500 billion to keep the doors open. The point is that things are not what they seem. The economy is drowning. The bigger point is why are all these government alwats wrong? Could they be lying. Cramer also agrees. They are lying. The next question is why are they intentionally lying?Read the full story here.

  • Flashback:Feb 2010.The United States-based Time Magazine complained this week that the archaeological activities of the City of David Foundation, also known as “Ir David” or “Elad,” are making life difficult for President Barack Obama.it complicates efforts by the White House to enable both Palestinians and Israelis to share Jerusalem as their respective capitals, a key demand of the Palestinians.”The article, which claimed “the willful jumbling of science and faith is threatening Jerusalem's precarious spiritual balance,” essentially accuses the City of David Foundation, which McGirk refers to as a “right-wing Jewish settler organization,” of hijacking Israel's political agenda. It also implies the organization is forcing Muslims to accept the Jewish truth of Biblical historical statements through archaeological discoveries.So if i understand this correctly Time (Obama) does not want to see archaeological discoveries that might confirm Biblical texts cause it might upset Muslims?Strange way of reasoning for a Christian?

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Church Leaders Condemn Misrepresentations of Caliph Obama’s ‘Christian Faith’.Over 70 prominent Christian leaders and denominational heads from across the ideological spectrum joined together today to call for a stop to the misrepresentation of President Obama’s Christian faith.In an open letter, these Christian leaders called on the media, public officials, and their fellow Christians to stand with them in opposing those who continue to insinuate that the President is a Muslim, not a Christian.According to ABC news the President went till now 3 times to church,but he managed to play 48 rounds of golf since taking office.

  • Iran bans pet ads, brands dogs 'unclean'.IRAN today banned all advertisements in the country for pets, pet shops, pet food and other pet products, claiming that people's love for their dogs and cats may lead to "evil outcomes".The edict, announced by Iran's powerful Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, is based on a fatwa issued by Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, 86, a hardliner who lives in Iran’s holy city of Qom.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.ABC News Admits One of Their Crew Members Attempted to Provoke Ground Zero Mosque Protesters.A freelance audio operator covering a protest at the site of a proposed mosque and community center near Ground Zero has been reprimanded for his behavior.

  • Building Churches in Egypt and the Ground Zero Mosque.Egyptians, Muslims and Christians alike, are closely watching the controversy associated with the Ground Zero Mosque project, though for different reasons. The Egyptian media is giving this issue full coverage with articles mostly accusing Americans of Islamophobia, and supporting Muslims to hold on to their rights to build a mosque anywhere as guaranteed by the US constitution, regardless of what Americans think.“Let Muslims experience the rage and frustration we have been going through for centuries, every time we want to build or repair a dilapidating church in our own country,” commented Coptic activist Mina Hanna, in what sounded like Schadenfreude. “It would be interesting to see what happens if the West decided to treat Muslims like Christians in Egypt.”

  • As thousands are being killed on the Arizona-Mexico border, President upset he can't buy shrimp.‘As the president walked around the restaurant, some cordoned-off reporters shouted out to him questions, including one about the war in Iraq. Next Tuesday night, the president will deliver an Oval Office address at 8 pm ET, in which he will mark the occasion of the withdrawal of US combat troops from the country.But the president was in no mood today to discuss the issue with reporters in that setting. He ignored questions for a bit, then turned to the reporters."We're buying shrimp, guys,” he said, smiling. “Come on."’

  • Canada: Book Demonizing Israel in School Libraries.The school board in Toronto, Canada, has decided to support a novel that portrays IDF soldiers and Judea and Samaria residents in a negative way.Dimant added that “a young girl, who admitted to having Jewish friends, recently reviewed The Shepherd's Granddaughter on a popular book-review website and stated that reading this book made her want to ‘go to the West Bank and kill Israelis.’ Clearly, this propaganda has no place in our classrooms and is against Canadian values.”

  • Iraqis 'feel betrayed' by US pullout.The Sunni Arab militiamen who sided with American soldiers against al-Qaeda during Iraq's brutal insurgency fear the exit of thousands of US troops will herald a surge in bloody revenge attacks against them.Known as the "Sons of Iraq" by the US army that financed them, the former rebels fought militants loyal to Osama bin Laden's terror network, but years later are mocked as "Sons of America" by foes who continue to exact vengeance.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.The F-35 sale and Obama's relations with Israel.You may recall that last week, Defense Minister Ehud Barak decided to submit an order for 20 F-35 joint strike fighters at a cost of more than $2 billion. This was far less than the 75 that the IAF originally wanted to order.The reason for the 'small' order isn't just the cost. And the small order says a lot about the state of Israel's relations with the United States under Obama.Relations are still strained between Israel and our biggest ally. But it's important that you understand where and why those relations are strained.

  • President Obama, It’s Time to Can the Catfood Commission.Pete Peterson, the hedge fund billionaire who made his money by not paying his fair share of taxes, has pursued a decades-long quest to destroy Social Security and has pledged $1 billion to achieve that goal. So when President Obama announced he would convene his first “fiscal responsibility” summit on February 23, it didn’t bode well that Peterson was to be the keynote speaker.

  • “The Sharia Is Unjust”—Impassioned Plea From A Secular Muslim Woman of Yemenite Origin.Dr. Elham Mane’a: “[T] he time has come to call things by their proper names: a theocracy that applies the precepts of the shari’a to [its] society today [is one that] violates individual rights, discriminates between its citizens, and oppresses its women and its religious minorities.”Another brave woman who speaks out about this evil.

  • Google Plans To Kill Web In Internet Takeover Agenda.The net-neutrality ending deal with Verizon is just the beginning of Google’s plans to kill the open and free Internet as part of their takeover agenda to completely control the world wide web and force independent media websites, radio and TV shows out of existence for good.People who want to run a simple blog will be priced out of existence, online TV and radio shows will cease to exist as the Internet is swallowed up by the corporate borg.

  • Arab Opinion on the Ground Zero Mosque.Our expatriate Russian correspondent Russkiy has translated some reader input from the website of the BBC’s Arabic-language service. He says:The BBC has questioned Arab readers on their views with regard to the Cordoba Initiative and the noise it has created. Some comments are worth translating.

  • “The United States and the welfare of its 300 million people cannot be restored unless the neocons, Wall Street, the corporations, and their servile slaves in Congress and the White House can be defeated.Without a revolution, Americans are history.”America died two years ago. It’s a walking dead-zombie country, and anybody who still lives in that country should get re-familiarize themselves with cotton-picking, because once the dollar crashes, the only crop that America will be able to export, is cotton. It will be King Cotton again. It will be 1840 again. The only job available will be as a cotton-picker working on a Wal Mart or Goldman Sachs plantation. This is the reality of the situation.

  • Honey, I Shrunk My Approval Ratings.The White House is having a disastrous 'summer of recovery.'In what will rank as one of the all-time presidential PR disasters, we're now well over half way through what the White House called "the summer of recovery." And what a recovery it's been.

  • Will Obama Try to Save Iranian Shiva Nazar Ahari?The human rights advocate and dissident needs help.Iranian authorities first arrested Shiva Nazar Ahari in 2001, when she was seventeen. Her ‘crime’ was attending a candlelight vigil in Tehran that commemorated the victims of 9/11. Since then, she’s taught Iranian homeless children and Afghan refugees' children. In 2006, after she became the spokeswoman for the Committee of Human Rights Reporters (CHRR), Ahari was kicked out of university, whereupon her troubles really began.

  • Maalouf, Muslims and Christians.Can a West that is not capable of tolerance toward Islam and cannot give to Muslims the rights that were once given to Christians by Muslim societies be deemed an advanced civilization?What rights have been given to Chrsitians in Muslim countries?Where are the Churches in Saudi Arabia or Dubai?

  • A Tale of Two Cities: Copts Call Muslim Hypocrisy over Ground Zero Mosque.As ever, as Muslims and their left-wing camp followers attack everyday Americans – the overwheming majority of whom agree that it is an act of gross insensitivity for the Cordoba Initiative to construct its ‘Park 51′ mosque and ‘community centre’ near the site of the 9/11 atrocity – it’s one rule for the Ummah and another for everyone else.

  • Turkey Removes Iran From Its `Red Book' Threat List, Milliyet Reports.Iran will be removed from a list of threats to Turkey in the biggest overhaul of the country’s national security document since the end of the Cold War, the Milliyet newspaper said. The Turkish military, intelligence and diplomatic agencies are drafting changes to the country’s so-called Red Book that include the removal of any reference to the possibility that Iran may export its Islamic Revolution to Turkey, the newspaper reported without saying where it got the information.Kick them out of Nato now!

  • Sun storm to hit with 'force of 100m bombs'! AFTER 10 years of comparative slumber, the sun is waking up - and it's got astronomers on full alert.This week several US media outlets reported that NASA was warning the massive flare that caused spectacular light shows on Earth earlier this month was just a precursor to a massive solar storm building that had the potential to wipe out the entire planet's power grid.Despite its rebuttal, NASA's been watching out for this storm since 2006 and reports from the US this week claim the storms could hit on that most Hollywood of disaster dates - 2012.NASA said that a recent report by the National Academy of Sciences found that if a similar storm occurred today, it could cause “$1 to 2 trillion in damages to society's high-tech infrastructure and require four to 10 years for complete recovery”.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

MFS - The Other News


                         Afternoon Posting.

  • Not taking yes for an answer.Like Arafat before him, Mahmoud Abbas does not accept Israel's right to exist and is committed to its eventual destruction. How can such a man deliver peace?No matter how many times Israel has reached out its hand in peace, it seems Mahmoud Abbas just wasn’t – and isn’t – interested.

  • Leaked CIA memo cites U.S. Jews among exporters of terrorism.Wikileaks releases a CIA memo titled 'What if Foreigners See the United States as an Exporter of Terrorism?' in which American Jews in Israel was one of four groups mentioned.

  • Iran:'US forces disrupt aid to Pakistan'.The head of Iran's Red Crescent Society says the presence of American forces in Pakistan has disrupted the process of international aid to the flood-stricken people. "Western countries only make decisions on paper, and have not provided the flood-stricken people of Pakistan with enough help," IRCS Secretary General Zaher Baloni Rostami said on Thursday.Isn't heartwarming how Islamic countires like Pakistan and Iran work together? 

  • The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves.Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn't violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway — and no reasonable expectation that the government isn't tracking your movements.That is the bizarre — and scary — rule that now applies in California and eight other Western states.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Muslim Brotherhood Blames Robert Spencer, Geller for Stabbing of Muslim Cabbie by Left-Leaning Filmmaker.

  • Third terror suspect was Pakistanian ‘Canadian Idol’ contestant.It is the second time since 9/11 that an RCMP Integrated National Security Enforcement Team has arrested a group of Canadian suspects planning to strike at home.A news conference in Ottawa is scheduled for Thursday.Police have charged three men in what they say was a terror plot that reached from suburban Ottawa to Afghanistan, Iran, Dubai and Pakistan.Updated story here.

  • 'Drunk' desecration at mosque.A drunk barged into a Queens mosque last night and urinated on prayer rugs, cops and witnesses said.Evening prayers were disrupted at the Iman Mosque on Steinway Street in Astoria when the unhinged man "came in with a beer bottle in his hands, clearly very intoxicated," said Mustapha Sadouki, who was attending services."He fumbled over to our rugs where people were praying" and then committed the despicable desecration, Sadouki said.

  • HT:JawaReport.US Muslim soldier Zachari Klawonn appears in uniform on Al-Jazeera to complain of Islamophobia in US military.This soldier, Zachari Klawonn, is stationed at Ft Hood. Why on earth would anyone at Ft Hood be afraid of Muslims?Unfortunately, we are going through this right now. I think this speaks volumes about us, as a society right now. I mean, as an American citizen and service member, I see the opposition of American citizens to my right to build an Islamic community center near Ground Zero1 as a big slap in our face for a service member.For someone who enlisted in the US army to uphold and defend our constitution, to have that right almost completely battered and taken away is moral shattering. Islamophobia is evident within the military, but I think it's also within our American society right now, unfortunately.And Hey, here's Muslim traitor 101st Airborne soldier Nasser Abdo also appearing on Al-Jazeera telling their audience that serving in the US military is not compatible with being a Muslim. Abdo is claiming conscientious objector status, even though it's not because of his pacificism, but his religious ideology (not grounds for objector status).

  • Stealth Jihad Behind Ground Zero Mosque.Separation of Church and State Should Apply to Saudi Government in U. S. Mosques.Mr. Kelly, who is a political satirist, wrote in his column: “Sometimes a subject is so serious that even we need to take a step back and let the story tell itself. This is one of those times. … Despite public opinion, the mainstream media has virtually ignored the protests against the WTC mosque. According to internet reports, not one major TV network or camera crew covered this recent protest. … Uncredited photos of the New York protests have surfaced, bypassing the mainstream media’s unbalanced reporting, and have since caused a stir on the internet. Few words are necessary. The photos of the mystery photographer speak louder than any words ever could.”

  • Pakistan aid agencies review security measures after The Pakistan Taliban has threatened to attack foreign aid workers hampering efforts to get relief to the eight million people affected by the flooding.Hundreds of foreign aid workers have arrived in the country to help people in need of clean water, food and medicine. However, many of the worst affected areas are in the north-west of the country where militants have kidnapped and murdered with impunity.Now US officials say they have discovered that Tehreek-e-Taliban, is planning to attack aid convoys. "According to information available to the US government, Tehreek-e-Taliban plans to conduct attacks against foreigners participating in the ongoing flood relief operations in Pakistan," one US official said. More on this story here.


  • Sharia by a Sleight of Hand.Writing in Forbes, Claudia Rossett takes a look at the good fortune Feisal Abdul Rauf, the man behind the Ground Zero mosque, has enjoyed since he came to America. In an article entitled “Cashing In On Ground Zero”, Ms. Rossett outlines the salaries, remunerations, stipends, honoraria, emoluments, perquisites, and gratuities — some of them due to the largesse of the federal government — conferred upon Imam Rauf and his wife Daisy Khan since he arrived on these shores.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Cal State University Professor: Opposition to Ground Zero Mosque “No Different Than Nazi Hostility Toward the Jews”.Seemingly unaware of the Nazi-like intense hatred directed toward da Joooos among his fellow Muslims. It should be noted that the professor rips Imam Rauf for “this stupid idea” of a mosque at Ground Zero.

  • West Bank rabbis: Only Jews to renovate Joseph's Tomb.Following Ynet report on plans for Palestinians to restore tomb's compound, group of Samaria rabbis sends strident letter against plan, claiming it gives PA de facto ownership of site.

  • HT:TundraTabloids.Finland amnesty scum-gate continues:Israeli ambassador Granot says it's unacceptable to call Israel a'Scum state'.

  • New Life in America No Longer Means a New Name.For many 19th- and 20th-century immigrants or their children, it was a rite of passage: Arriving in America, they adopted a new identity.Charles Steinweg, the German-born piano maker, changed his name to Steinway (in part because English instruments were deemed to be superior).

  • HT:AmericanThinker.Why Jews are Deserting Obama and the Democrats.One little-noticed trend that speaks volumes: the decline in Democratic Party identification and support for Barack Obama from American Jews, once among their most reliable and enthusiastic backers.There has been a steady drip-drip-drip of Jews leaving the Democratic Party, most recently noted by the Pew Research Center. This has caused consternation among the usual suspects -- among them, the National Jewish Democratic Council and New York Times columnist and uber-liberal Charles Blow, who commented just a few days ago.

  • Ex-nuclear official: Iran has material for 1 to 2 atom bombs.Olli Heinonen, one of the IAEA's leading experts on Iran, says 'this constitutes a threat.'Iran has stockpiled enough low-enriched uranium for one to two nuclear weapons, but it would not make sense for it to cross the bomb-making threshold with only this amount, a former top United Nations nuclear official was quoted as saying.

  • Sharia for Dummies.Imam Feisal Abdel Rauf claims that the US constitution is Sharia compliant. Now let us examine below a few laws of Sharia to see if Imam Rauf is truthful or a fraud.Or just a load of Al-taqiyya a.k.a. The art of lying !

  • Good Cop, Bad Cop: The Political Theatre of the Ground Zero Mosque Power Couple.The role of Daisy Khan, wife of the Ground-Zero-Mosque-Honcho, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, is to feed the flames surrounding the project in such a way as to demonize its opponents, drive away those among them who might shrink from the nonsensical conflation of anti-GZM sentiment and anti-Jewishness, and incite anti-Americanism here and abroad by tagging opposition to the mosque as American hatred of all Muslims.Oh, talk about cool operators.

  • US military's top secret X-37B shuttle 'disappears' for two weeks, changes orbit.AMATEUR astronomers are enjoying a cat-and-mouse game with the US military in keeping track of its secret space plane, the X-37B. The X-37B was launched in April amid much publicity, but scant detail about its true use.Built by Boeing's Phantom Works division, the X-37B program was originally headed by NASA.It was later turned over to the Pentagon's research and development arm and then to a secretive Air Force unit.Several sources claim quote arms control advocates who say it's clearly the beginning of the "weaponisation of space".

MFS - The Other News


                          Morning Posting.




  • From an Actual Moderate Muslim, a Memo to the MSM on Imam Rauf.As an African American Muslim convert for nearly a quarter century, I believe I’ve earned the right to weigh in on the bitter controversy surrounding the proposed mosque at Ground Zero.

  • US warns of threat to foreign aid workers in Pakistan.The Pakistani Taliban are planning to attack foreigners helping with flood relief efforts in the country, a senior US official has warned.The Taliban plan "to conduct attacks against foreigners participating in the ongoing flood relief operations in Pakistan", the official told the BBC.The official also said "provincial ministers in Islamabad" may be at risk.

  • My Phone Call With the First Lady of the Ground Zero Mosque.I got the privilege of a one hour phone call with Daisy Khan today. Khan is the leader of ASMA (American Society for Muslim Advancement) and the now famous wife of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Together they are the force behind opening up a mosque and large Muslim community center near Ground Zero. What did I learn from the call? That Khan presents herself as a pluralistic Muslim, but is quite the spin master and has no plans of actually listening to anyone she disagrees with.

  • Chris Matthews: I’m the Decider and Obama’s a Christian!If MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews feels a thrill run up his leg when he sees President Obama, that’s his problem.Taking a politician at his word is naive, at best.President Reagan was right: Trust, but verify.President Obama has been describing himself as a Christian since even before he first ran for public office, but he has not proven that he is “a true Christian” and Matthews and his ilk cannot do it for the most pro-abortion President in American history."Mr. Obama says he's a Christian, Mr. Keyes would say, and yet he supports a lifestyle that the Bible calls an abomination.By his own implicit admission, Obama retained some of his skepticism too and Obama acknowledged (p. 207) politics drew him to Reverend Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.’s black liberation theology-grounded, Trinity United Church of Christ.If Obama is entitled to be skeptical about Christianity, why aren’t Americans entitled to be skeptical that Obama really is a Christian, Mr. Matthews?

  • The Perfect Iranian Storm on the Horizon.Jonathan Spyer is not your typical Israeli journalist and political analyst. He has a PhD in International Relations, he fought in Lebanon during the summer war of 2006, then went back to Lebanon as a civilian on a second passport.

  • Saudi couple hammer 24 hot nails into their maid after she complained of heavy workload.A Saudi couple tortured their Sri Lankan maid by hammering 24 hot nails into her after she complained of her heavy workload.X-rays showed the brutal result after the nails were hammered into the hands, legs and feet of LT Ariyawathi, a 49-year-old mother-of-three.Ariyawathi had returned to Sri Lanka on Friday after five months in Saudi Arabia.

  • Pamela Geller Gives Longtime Hannity Guest an Overdue Taste of What He Deserves.While Kirsten Powers’s commentary may have once been believed to have a redeeming quality or two, I doubt anyone held any such illusions about “civil rights” attorney and occasional Fox News guest Michael Gross. The man never attempts to hide his innate nastiness, so it was refreshing to see him confronted by someone not known for suffering fools on “Hannity” earlier this week: Pamela Geller.

  • Briton, 20, 'raped twice by Arab soldier' in Dubai after accepting a ride in the back of his car.A British woman was raped twice by an Arab soldier in Dubai after accepting a ride back to her apartment in his car, a Dubai court has heard. The 20-year-old, who works as an office secretary in the Muslim state, said she was attacked after enjoying a night out with friends in the Buddha Bar on January 4.


  • Obamnesty...it's here, feds now dismissing thousands of deportation cases.As has been rumored for some time, the Obama administration has started a ‘backdoor amnesty’ and has begun to drop large numbers of deportation proceedings against illegal aliens. The new policy started quietly about a month ago in Houston.Unable to get an amnesty bill through Congress and facing ever plummeting poll numbers, Obama has simply decided to become our undocumented dictator and make up his own laws.Read the whole story here.More here.

  • I'm a victim too says the widow of 7/7 bomber, in legal aid claim that could delay inquest.The widow of a July 7 suicide bomber yesterday launched a High Court bid to be represented at the victims’ inquest - saying she had also suffered the loss of a loved one in the atrocity.Hasina Patel, whose husband was terrorist mastermind Mohammad Sidique Khan, is seeking legal aid to challenge the coroner’s decision to exclude Khan’s death from the hearing for the 52 victims of the 2005 London bombings.


  • Ground Zero Mosque Developer’s Ad on Muslim Website: “We are Trying to Build a Mosque That Holds 1,000 Worshippers Only 2 Blocks From Ground Zero”.Now of course the developers go to great lengths (and the left even further) not to call it a mosque.Supporters of the “Ground Zero mosque” have been oddly obsessed with the idea that the proposed Islamic center shouldn’t be called a “mosque.” As Frank Rich wrote last Sunday in the New York Times: “It’s not a mosque but an Islamic cultural center containing a prayer room.”But the website for the project, once called the “Cordoba House” and now known as “Park51,” explicitly refers to “the mosque,” although it tries to minimize the mosque’s importance for some reason.

  • Hindus attacked, evicted from ancestral colonies in Sindh land grab scheme.MIRPURKHAS, Sindh: Hindus from the Megwar community have been thrown out from their ancestral property after a Muslim cleric accused a young Hindu of blaspheming the prophet of Islam, Mohammad.

  • Ground Zero Mosque: Reciprocity in Riyadh first Part 1.Wyomingites wonder why these Americans are not calling for the same ‘religious tolerance’ and ‘freedom of religion’ for non-Muslims in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (SA), the capital.

  • How Arabs view the anti-mosque movement.several recent articles claim that the mosque had become the #1 topic of discussion on jihadist forums. Both are wrong, in different ways. Most Arab columnists agree with the argument that the anti-mosque movement will badly harm Arab and Muslim views of the United States, contra Rashed, but there isn't as much active discussion of it in the forums as you'd expect. That isn't a reason to relax, though. The impact is likely to be felt not so much on extremists, whose views about America are rather fixed, but on the vast middle ground, the Arab and Muslim mainstream which both the Bush and Obama administrations have recognized as crucial both for defeating al-Qaeda and for achieving broad American national interests. And that mainstream, not the extremists themselves, is where our attention needs to be focused.

  • So It Begins: DHS implements 'Backdoor Amnesty' and other startling immigration stories our beloved legacy media forgot to report.At the intersection of incompetence and ideology lies a crossroads called Legacy Media.

  • Sarkozy warns world powers will mobilize against Iran if nuclear talks fail.Israel and Iran's Gulf Arab neighbors are concerned about its increasing clout in the region and the prospect of it acquiring nuclear weapons.

  • Tea Party Group Hit With Death Threats.One of Washington's principal supporters of the Tea Party movement, former GOP Majority Leader Dick Armey's FreedomWorks, has been receiving death threats and profanity-laced phone calls as it gets involved in the fall elections. The number and intensity have reached such heights that the organization is leaving its downtown location near the FBI and moving to a high-security building near the U.S. Capitol.

  • HT:TheAmericanDream.The ABC’s Of The Great American Housing Crisis.It doesn't take a genius to realize that a horrific housing crisis in unfolding right in front of our eyes. Yesterday it was announced that existing home sales plummeted 27 percent in the month of July. Today it was announced that new homes sales dropped to the lowest level ever recorded in July. But why is this happening? Why is the American Dream still dying for millions of American families? Wasn't the recession supposed to be over by now? Weren't home prices supposed to be moving back up by this time?

  • If you disagree with the Obama Regime, you could be penalized by the IRS.Z STREET, a pro-Israel non-profit corporation, filed a lawsuit in federal court today charging that the IRS violated the organization’s First Amendment rights. The suit was filed after Z STREET was told by an IRS official that its application for tax-exempt status has been delayed because an IRS policy requires consideration of whether a group’s views on Israel differ from those of the current Administration. “Not only is it patently un-American but it is also a clear violation of the First Amendment for a government agency to penalize an organization because of its political position on Israel or anything else,” said Z STREET president Lori Lowenthal Marcus, a former First Amendment lawyer. “This situation is the same as if the government denied a driver’s license to people because they were Republicans or Democrats. It goes against everything for which our country stands.”

  • HT:Elder of Zion.Latest Arab rumor: Blackberry a CIA-Mossad plot!Ammon News, a Jordanian newspaper, exposes the frightening truth: that Blackberry uses jointly developed CIA-Mossad technology to read everyone's emails and messages!And they have ironclad proof. You see, Blackberry is based out of Canada. The reason? Because if it was based out of the US or Israel, then people wouldn't trust it!

  • Israel asks Germany to bring fugitive Nazi war criminal to justice.Klaas Carel Faber reportedly murdered more than 20 Jews at the Westerbork concentration camp, where many Dutch Jews were sent.

  • Another “Moderate” Imam and Ground Zero Mosque Supporter Can’t Bring Himself to Call Hamas a Terrorist Organization.Last night, I was on David Asman’s Fox Business Channel show, Scoreboard, debating Imam Dawoud Kringle of the New York State prison system, a GZ mosque supporter. Imam Kringle, who seems like a nice enough fellow, reeled off the usual talking points about how Islam forbids terrorism and, therefore, if someone commits an act of terrorism that act is, by definition, un-Islamic.Then came the moment of truth: the very simple question, “Is Hamas a terrorist organization?” Have a look at the YouTube clip below. Like his friend Imam Feisal Rauf, Imam Kringle won’t answer the question.

  • Skyscraper near Empire State Building wins backing.A new 67-storey skyscraper has won the approval of the New York authorities despite efforts to stop the construction by the owner of the Empire State Building.The full city council backed the 15 Penn Plaza by a 47-1 vote.More on this story,here and here.

  • Coffins Made With Brotherly Love Have Undertakers Throwing Dirt.COVINGTON, La.—Five years ago, Hurricane Katrina gave the Benedictine monks at St. Joseph Abbey a new calling. After the storm pummeled much of a pine forest they had long relied on for timber and income, the monks hatched a fresh plan: They would hand-craft and sell caskets.But now, local funeral directors are trying to put a lid on the monks' activities. The state funeral regulatory board, dominated by industry members, is enforcing a Louisiana law that makes it a crime for anyone but a licensed parlor to sell "funeral merchandise." The morticians are serious. Violators such as the monks can land in jail for up to 180 days.

  • Early Snow in Russia.Russia has seen it’s first snow accumulation of the season.According to Rutgers Global Snow Lab, Russia doesn’t normally receive snow until the second week in September.Much of The UK and Ireland are expecting cold weather during the next week, as is Moscow. Temperatures on the Greenland ice sheet will be dipping down to near -25C. Nice August weather!

  • Bermuda-sized chunk breaks off Arctic ice shelf.A huge chunk of ice about the size of Bermuda has cracked off Canada's largest remaining Arctic ice shelf.The ancient slab of ice, measuring about 50 square kilometres in area and almost 400 metres thick, broke away from the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf on Ellesmere Island's northern coast last week, the Canadian Ice Service said Wednesday."The whole northeast quarter seems to have gone," said Trudy Wohlleben, a senior ice forecaster at the service, who first noticed cracks developing on the shelf in early August. Satellite images over the last week have confirmed the huge chunk of ancient ice shelf has broken away, she says.

  • Pea sized frog found on Borneo island.Scientists have discovered a frog the size of a pea, the smallest found in Asia, Africa or Europe, on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo.Adult males of the new micro-species range in size from 10.6 and 12.8 millimeters and the pea-sized amphibian has been named Microhyla nepenthicola after the plant on Borneo on which it lives, according to taxonomy magazine Zootaxa."Scientists presumably thought they were juveniles of other species, but it turns out they are adults of this newly-discovered micro species."

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

MFS - The Other News


                         Afternoon Posting.

  
  • Islamophobia Grows in America, as Xenophobia Grows Around the World.The word “Islamophobia” has been in the news a lot this week, after TIME magazine ran a cover article wondering when America had become Islamophobic. So, is America Islamophobic? The question arises from the debate over the “Ground Zero” mosque and the lack of aid given to Pakistan after the epic floods.I’ve been startled by the level of irrational Islamophobia, especially on the right, that I’ve seen in the last couple of weeks because of these two stories.But I see it as the mirror reflection of the widespread xenophobia from the left, directed at Christians and even America in general. A few people in every political and ideological group today are simultaneously xenophobic toward someone and outraged at other groups’ xenophobia.

  • Man Is Held in Anti-Muslim Stabbing of Cabdriver.A cabdriver was attacked Tuesday by a knife-wielding passenger who made anti-Muslim remarks, the police said.The passenger, Michael Enright, 21, of Brewster, N.Y., hailed the cab at Second Avenue and East 24th Street around 6 p.m. Tuesday, the police said. Twenty blocks north, they said, he slashed and stabbed the 43-year-old driver in his throat, face and arm.The driver, identified by the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, a drivers’ group, as Ahmed H. Sharif, 43, stopped the cab and approached a police officer on Third Avenue near 42nd Street. Mr. Enright was arrested at the scene.This is exactly what i warned for!That Obama endorsing the Ground Zero Mosque would only make things worse.Updated story here.

  • Two arrested in Ottawa after multiple raids in al-Qaida terror probe.OTTAWA — Police in Ottawa have arrested two men in connection with an alleged al-Qaida-related terrorism plot after searching two residences on the city's west side.The RCMP said in a news release that they were executing a number of search warrants and additional arrests were expected, including across the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Que.Police have been investigating the alleged plot for two years. It has apparently been dubbed Operation Samosa."These guys were doing more than just talking about terrorism. They were planning it," said a police source.More here.

  • Updated !Man Who Stabbed Muslim Cabbie Works at Pro-Ground Zero Mosque Leftist Group.But as often at the intersection of politics and violent crime, the story doesn’t appear to fit any easy stereotype: The alleged assailant, Michael Enright, is — according to his Facebook profile and the website of the left-leaning media organization Intersections International — a student at the School of Visual Arts and a volunteer for Intersections, which recently produced a statement of support for the Park51 project, and is funded by the mainstream, liberal Collegiate Church of New York.

  • HT:The ReligionofPeace.A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission.A woman domestic worker in Saudi Arabia nailed 24 times. Mrs. L.T. Ariyawathi (49), a mother of three has returned from Saudi Arabia after less than five months of employment. Within a short time of her return she was hospitalized for an operation to remove 24 nails from her foot and a needle implanted by her employer. Doctors who x-rayed her at Kamburupitiya hospital have identified these items and are preparing to operate in order to remove them.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Pakistani Political Leader Says Accepting Flood Relief Aid From U.S. is Like Taking “Poison,” Oh Yeah, and We’re by Far The Largest Donor of Aid.

  • HT:Amnon&Jonathan.Mohamed ! What have you lost down there?The Mufti is DIGGING !

  • Letterman Knocks Obama For Latest Vacation.Lefty David Letterman Turns on Obama: “He’ll Have Plenty of Time for Vacations After His One Term is up”.

  • From Hanoi Jane to Imam Obama.It was the picture worth a thousand words.The emblematic political ancestor of the connection between the Ground Zero Mosque and the economy that is now wreaking havoc in the 2010 campaign."There's somethin' happenin' here", as the old Buffalo Springfield song used to have it.What it is, is exactly clear. There's a man with a Mosque over there.Hanoi Jane has morphed into Imam Obama.

  • Wife Of Jailed Iranian Politician Appeals To Prosecutor.The wife of jailed Iranian reformist politician Mostafa Tajzadeh has written to Tehran's prosecutor expressing concerns about her husband, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.Tajzadeh is a senior member of the Islamic Iran Participation Front and the Islamic Revolution Mujahedin Organization, and a former deputy interior minister. He was arrested shortly after the disputed presidential election in June 2009 and spent nine months in prison.

  • The OIC said it hoped the U.S. government would “take appropriate steps to protect the sacred religious sentiments of Muslims of America and of the Muslims across the world.”.A spokesman for the Jeddah-based bloc of Islamic states expressed concern Tuesday that the planned action by the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville would stir up “anger across the Muslim world and provoke unrest.”

  • For Slandering Americans and Ignoring the Plight of Muslim Women, The New York Times Deserves to Wear the Cone of Shame.OK–it’s time to just come out and say it. Liberals must be desperate, because–with regard to the Ground Zero mosque (as with so many other past cultural issues)–Barack Obama has sided against the American people–again. How do I know this to be true? Well, let’s just look at the steady stream of hysterical op-eds coming out of The New York Times slandering the American people as racist, Islamaphobic, unpatriotic dumb-dumbs. (Yes, I know, liberals must be pretty desperate to play the patriotism card–I thought they thought that patriotism was gauche.)

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Author of ObamaCare Dem Senator Max Baucus Admits He Never Read the Bill.Judy Matott asked Baucus if he would work to improve Libby’s image, and then asked him and Sebelius, “if either of you read the health care bill before it was passed and if not, that is the most despicable, irresponsible thing.”

  • Paris synagogue receives death threats.Synagogue in suburb famous for Jewish transit camp during WWII gets letter with swastika, bullets.A letter containing bullets and death threats to Jews was sent to a synagogue in a northern Paris suburb, where an infamous transit camp for Jews was set up during World War II, sources said.The letter to the synagogue in Drancy also bore a swastika, said Sammy Ghozlan, head of a national body monitoring anti-semitism.He said the letter had been sent on August 14 and discovered on Tuesday after the summer break.


  • The Left Against Ads Reaching Out to Women Who Fear ‘Honor Killings’.Who would be against helping women in danger of violence? Who would not support advertising that reached out to these women? Why the American Left of course. The political end of the spectrum that is supposed to be the most feminist isn’t ready to support women avoiding muslim ‘Dishonor killings’ and other violence. They could burn their bras 40 years ago, but you better not take off your burqa today.

  • Russia has deployed S-300 in occupied Abkhazia , Georgian FM.'Russia has S-300 in S.Ossetia too.'Georgian Foreign Minister, Grigol Vashadze, suggested on August 24, that along with Abkhazia, Russia also had its enhanced air-defense system, S-300, deployed in another breakaway region of South Ossetia.“Russia has actually created a triangle over South Caucasus and its bordering regions, which, as they think, will be needed for them for confrontation with NATO or Turkey,” he added.



  • Islamophobia? Not really.The supposed anti-Muslim backlash among Americans is mostly a myth.Here's a thought: The 70% of Americans who oppose what amounts to an Islamic Niketown two blocks from ground zero are the real victims of a climate of hate, and anti-Muslim backlash is mostly a myth.Let's start with some data.According to the FBI, hate crimes against Muslims increased by a staggering 1,600% in 2001. That sounds serious! But wait, the increase is a math mirage.There were 28 anti-Islamic incidents in 2000. That number climbed to 481 the year a bunch of Muslim terrorists murdered 3,000 Americans in the name of Islam on Sept. 11.Now, that was a hate crime.Read all about it here.


  • Obama war on fisheries jobs gets vacation protest.President Obama may be on vacation this week at Martha’s Vineyard, but as with all Presidents, it’s a working vacation. That’s good, because the people who rely on fishing in the Northeast Atlantic have a message for Obama, which is that they don’t think that fewer jobs is better for their industry.So the new mantra is “fewer, but better jobs”? I’m certain that the fishermen stuck on land will appreciate the beauty of the jobs they no longer hold.

  • Schoolgirls and teachers sick from poison gas in Afghanistan.Dozens of schoolgirls and teachers were sickened Wednesday by poison gas in Afghanistan, medical and government officials said.The latest incident, this one at a high school, is the ninth such case involving the poisoning of schoolgirls, said Asif Nang, spokesman for the nation's education ministry.Dr. Kabir Amiri said 59 students and 14 teachers were brought to the hospital, and were faring better.

  • Video:Holocaust Survivor Cursed Out by Ground Zero Mosque Supporter.An example of the intolerant, hate-filled vitriol delivered by proponents of the proposed mosque at ground zero, a protester at the August 22nd rally in New York erupts in a rage at an 83-year-old holocaust survivor.Yet main stream media figures continue to characterize the opponents to the mosque as ignorant, hateful bigots.

  • HT:HIDF.Questionnaire for Muslims seeking US Citizenship.

  • To Stop Iran’s Nuclear Program, Enforce the Sanctions.U.S law enforcement agencies’ investigation of the U.S. unit of HSBC could soon test the Administration’s resolve to act against big foreign correspondent banks that ignore the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA).

  • Video:Rare ‘fire tornado’ filmed in Brazil.A 'fire tornado' has been caught on camera in the Brazilian municipality of Aracatuba, caused by strong, dry winds that fanned wildfires.A whirlwind of flames spiralling several metres high danced across fields, bringing traffic to a halt on a nearby road, before it disappeared.

MFS - The Other News


                          Morning Posting.

  • Video:Laura Ingraham To C.A.I.R. Talking Head: Ground Zero Mosque Imam Is Hiding Behind His Wife.This talking head from C.A.I.R. starts off with the usual rhetoric.. backtracks when Ingraham puts on some gas.. deflects when he cannot come up with an answer.. and finally crawls into his warm little ‘Great Satan!’ shell in the end.

  • Inventing Moderate Islam.It can’t be done without confronting mainstream Islam and its sharia agenda.Secularism can never enjoy a general acceptance in an Islamic society.” The writer was not one of those sulfurous Islamophobes decried by CAIR and the professional Left. Quite the opposite: It was Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual guide and a favorite of the Saudi royal family.

  • How the Arab Lobby Rules America.Lost in all of the controversy over the mosque is the fact that the Arab lobby is one of the strongest in America—even stronger than Israel’s, says a controversial new book. Alan Dershowitz on how Arab governments influence U.S. politics.

  • Opinion: Is Time a Muslim Magazine?I did not think that the pro-Muslim/pro-Islamist and anti-Western propaganda could get any worse—and yet it just has.TIME magazine has an August 30 cover story titled “Is America Islamophobic?” Within, the article is titled: “Islam in America: It’s part of the fabric of life, but protests reveal a growing hostility to the religion of Muslims.”What i don't understand is that 7 Million American Muslims dictate the other remaining 301 Million Americans,how can this be possible? 

  • French anti-Islamists plan Demonstration: Grand Apéritif Républicain 4 September.Following the success of the apero in Paris on 18 June, the website Riposte Laique and a coalition of twenty other groups/bloggers is planning another apero that they have dubbed the Grand Apéritif Républicain which will take place on 4 September to mark the 140th anniversary of the founding of the proclamation of the Third Republic. This time, protests against Islamisation will be held in a number of cities across France: Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Strasbourg and Toulouse.


  • Amnesty Int'l Finland: Israel scum state.The head of Amnesty International’s Finnish branch, Frank Johansson, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday that he stands by his statement that Israel is a “scum state.”Writing in his blog, which appears on the Web site of Finland’s third largest newspaper Iltalehti, Johansson wrote on Monday that “A friend of mine who works in Israel was visiting [and] while piling wood in the shed, we got to [talking about] his favourite topic. [After] several years of residence in the Holy Land, he has come to the conclusion that ‘Israel is a scum state.’ Based on my own visit[s], which occurred during the 1970s and for the last time in the 1990s, I agree.”


  • US Funds Restoration of Global Islamic Sites.The good will tour of the Middle East by the imam behind the proposed mosque near ground zero is just part of the U.S. government's efforts to reach out to the Muslim world.This year, the Obama administration will spend nearly $6 million to restore 63 historic and cultural sites, including mosques and minarets, in 55 nations, according to State Department documents.Under a program established by Congress in 2001, the department will fund at least five projects in as many countries at a cost of more than $271,000.

  • Police investigation shows teen a victim of ‘dishonor’ killing.A teenager found buried underground two months ago in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır was killed by her brother as part of a decision to cleanse her family’s “honor,” reports from the city yesterday said.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Obama’s Counterterrorism Adviser John “al-Quds” Brennan Storms out of Washington Times Office After Being Asked About Comments He Made Defending Jihad.Honestly, how the hell could Brennan defend his remarks without sounding like an even bigger fool?

  • Dozens of bodies found at Mexico ranch.Mexican troops say they have discovered 72 bodies at a ranch in the north of the country.The bodies were found after a shoot-out with suspected drug cartel gunmen in which three gunmen and one marine were killed, the military said.Found near San Fernando in Tamaulipas state, the corpses are reportedly those of 58 men and 14 women.More than 28,000 people have died in drug-related violence in Mexico over the last four years.

  • Video:New York’s Top Dem Legislator: Move the Mosque.State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver made his strongest comments to date about the placement of the so-called "Ground Zero mosque" today after a press conference on education funds.

  • Obama's Afghan withdrawal date bolsters enemy-Marines.President Barack Obama's July 2011 date to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan has given a morale boost to Taliban insurgents, who believe they can wait out NATO forces, the top U.S. Marine said on Tuesday.But General James Conway, who is retiring this fall as commandant of the Marine Corps, said he believed Marines would not be in a position to withdraw from the fight in southern Afghanistan for years.

  • American Taxpayers Dole out for Manipulative Ground Zero Imam’s Expensive Tour.Said Rev. Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham:I think there is no place for this. Can you imagine if the State Department paid to send me on a trip anywhere? The separation of church and state — the critics would have been howling.”

  • Canada to open new Arctic station at Cambridge Bay.Canada will set up a research station at Cambridge Bay in the Arctic, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said.The facility will be a "world-class, year-round, multidisciplinary facility exploring the cutting-edge of Arctic science" Mr Harper said in a statement.The announcement comes at a time when melting ice has opened the territory up to shipping and mineral exploration.Correspondents say the move is designed to bolster Canada's claims to disputed parts of the territory.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.If any of you out there think that July's Obama - Netanyahu summit reflected a genuine warmth for Israel, I suggest strongly that you read Ben Caspit's column in Friday's Maariv.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.PLO Arabic announcement of talks did not mention 'two-state solution'. 'Palestinians' saying one thing in English for international consumption and another in Arabic for their own 'people' is unfortunately a common occurrence. Still, this is about as blatant as it gets, and it's largely gone unnoticed.

  • Mexican border under siege, Obama holds out for "immigration reform".“Don’t go anywhere within 50 miles of the Mexican border,” a law enforcement friend advised. A serious cloud of danger hangs over our southern border, but Obama uses fear and harm to Americans as a bargaining tool for immigration reform.As the border war continues and bullets fly across the El Paso border hitting a building on the U.S. side, Governor Rick Perry accuses President Barack Hussein Obama of "gambling with American lives." "For the second time in two months, bullets from a gun battle in the escalating drug war in Juarez have struck a building in El Paso," said Perry. "It is unconscionable that the Obama administration is gambling with American lives." Perry added,

  • Homeland Security plans to set up permanent shop in South Philadelphia.In cities across America, a new class of surveillance facility is springing up, courtesy of the department of homeland security. They're called "fusion centers" and their purpose is to serve as hubs for accumulating information from any and all law enforcement organizations, both state and federal. In other words, they are the beginnings of the physical manifestation of the "brain" of the New World Order, perhaps at this point only a nervous system, but clearly a push toward an era when all information about private citizens will be readily available to all federal.

  • Video:Tea Party Member Ordered to Take Down Flag.An Arizona man is fighting his Home Owner's Association over a flag that many are using to represent the Tea Party movement.

  • Why Are We ‘Driving Ms. Daisy’?: State Dept. about to Send GZM Imam’s Wife to Join Him on Goodwill Mideast Tour.Americans were outraged to learn that their tax-dollars were being used to promote the promoter of an idea they overwhelmingly oppose: a triumphalist symbol of toxic shariah supremacism on some of our country’s most hallowed ground.Now, in her latest splendid Forbes.com column, Ms. Rosett brings us what is, if anything, an even more outrageous revelation: The State Department plans shortly to send Daisy Khan, the imam’s voluble wife, to join him on his all-expenses-paid foray. Our intrepid reporter says the couple will actually pull in between them nearly $1,000 per day for representing the United States to these Arab nations as “goodwill ambassadors.”It is a travesty that our government is underwriting or otherwise enabling the dissemination of such pap, let alone facilitating a prime perpetrator’s ambitions to bring shariah to America by building a megamosque within spitting distance of Ground Zero. Team Obama must not compound its many missteps to date in this matter by next driving Ms. Daisy, as well as her husband, around the Middle East at our expense – in every sense of the word.Read the whole thing here.

  • Elementary School Bans Kids From Singing “Happy Birthday” so Children Aren’t Offended, Shockingly, People Have a Problem With This.A ban on singing “Happy Birthday” lasted all of four days at Chesterfield Elementary School after angry parents bombarded the school with complaints. “Singing is not permitted due to the sensitivity of all student beliefs,” wrote Principal Jodi Davidson in a letter to parents dated August 13.

  • Speaker at GZM Rally Witnesses Provocative Behavior from ABC News Staffer.On Sunday I was honored to be a speaker at the rally against building the mosque at ground zero put on by the Coalition to Honor Ground Zero. As the rally concluded, thousands of the participants marched the one block from the rally site to the actual site of Ground Zero.I noticed a man in black shirt with a phone camera aggressively questioning and haranguing a gentleman with the sign, “No Sharia Here.” He was very aggressive, disrespectful and condescending; apparently, he did not like the gentlemen’s answers about Shariah and pushed the point: “Why do you feel threatened? What are you afraid of? Why can’t you answer my questions?”Clearly, the ABC employee’s role at the rally was to provoke a confrontation with participants so ABC News cameras could record it and then use the footage. The ABC employee was literally making news.

  • Geoengineering 'not a solution' to sea-level rise.Even the most extreme geoengineering approaches will not stop sea levels from rising due to climate change, a study suggests.New research proposes that as many as 150 million people could be affected as ocean levels increases by 30cm to 70cm by the end of this century.This could result in flooding of low-lying coastal areas, including some of the world's largest cities.The team published the study in the journal PNAS.