Friday, June 8, 2012

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Obama 'Administration' admits to ‘hundreds’ of meetings with Muslim Brotherhood-linked group CAIR





Obama 'Administration' admits to ‘hundreds’ of meetings with Muslim Brotherhood-linked group CAIR.(DC).President Barack Obama’s deputies are holding “hundreds” of closed-door meetings with a jihad-linked lobbying group that is widely derided by critics as a U.S. arm of the theocratic Muslim Brotherhood. The admission of meetings with the Council on American-Islamic Relations came from George Selim, the White House’s new director for community partnerships, which was formed in January to ensure cooperation by law enforcement and social service agencies with Muslim identity groups in the United States. “There is hundreds of examples of departments and agencies that meet with CAIR on a range of issues,” he told The Daily Caller, after being asked if his office refuses to meet with any Muslim groups. CAIR is “the group with the worst record of deception and the deepest ties to terrorists,” said Steven Emerson, the director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, which tracks the public activities of Islamist lobbying groups.
“The White House is so clueless and/or compromised” when dealing with the brotherhood, said Robert Spencer, the author of several books about Islam and jihad. CAIR, he said, is “the political front of a radically repressive, Jew-hating, woman-hating organization.” The House of Representatives last month prodded the Department of Justice to end all contacts with CAIR. “The [appropriations] committee understands that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has an existing policy prohibiting its employees from engaging in any formal non-investigative cooperation with CAIR [and] the committee encourages the attorney general to adopt a similar policy for all department officials,” said the committee report accompanying the 2013 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, passed in mid-May by the House. However, the White House’s cooperation with Muslim groups complements the Democratic Party’s diversity strategy. That strategy seeks to accumulate votes from a discordant variety of minority groups, including Muslims and feminists, Jews, gays, Latinos and African-Americans. The party’s Muslim outreach is focused on Michigan and Illinois, which are home to significant numbers of Muslim immigrants. CAIR is especially controversial because of its many links to the theocratic Muslim Brotherhood, whose political wing is set to dominate Egyptian politics since the 2011 departure of Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak. In 2009, a judge confirmed the Justice Department’s decision to name CAIR as an unindicted conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation conspiracy to smuggle funds to HAMAS, which is a jihadi affiliate of the Egypt-based brotherhood. Five men in the smuggling ring were sentenced to jail in 2009, including two who were given 65-year sentences. HAMAS controls the Gaza Strip between Egypt and Israel. It has launched thousands of missile attacks against Jewish residents in Israel, because it believes Israel’s territory should be ruled by Muslims. CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper refused to comment when called by TheDC.Hmmmm......Obama : "“A man is judged by his deeds, not his words.” So if you want to know where my heart lies, look no further than what I have done — to stand up for Israel.".......Yup it's obvious.Read the full story here.More here.

Video - Rep. Issa Exposes the Obama Administration's Green Jobs Scam.





Rep. Issa Exposes the Obama Administration's Green Jobs Scam.(Forbes).Does the teenage kid who sells used records count as someone who has a green job? What about an oil lobbyist, or someone who works at an antique shop? Those all count as “Green Jobs” according to the Obama Administration’s top statistician at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The “Green Jobs” initiative cost $38.6 billion or $5 million per job and now through the Oversight Committee’s work we are learning more about how the Obama administration gambled away tax payer dollars to support their ideological interests. Take a look at the Oversight Committee’s excerpt video above.
Nearly every myth they highlighted has since been proven to be just that, a myth, founded on nothing but ideology.
Solyndra and the dubious counting methods employed by the Obama Administration are just further proof of the Green Jobs Scam. Indeed, as Morris et.al., predicted “To attempt to transform modern society on the scale proposed by the green jobs literature is an effort of staggering complexity and scale. To do so based on the wishful thinking and bad economics embodied in the green jobs literature would be the height of irresponsibility.” In light of the dubious counting methods employed by BLS, it seems the Green Jobs Scam was indeed the height of irresponsibility.Read the full story here.

Obama 'Israel's staunchest ally' holds talks with ‘anti-Israel' preacher.





Obama 'Israel's staunchest ally' holds talks with ‘anti-Israel' preacher.(JPost).By Benjamin Weinthal.Christians United for Israel executive-director David Brog tells 'Post' that preacher Serge Duss holds views “very offensive to Jews and Bible-believing Christians.”
The head of one of the most prominent pro-Israel Christian organizations in the United States slammed the White House on Wednesday for agreeing to several meetings with an “anti-Israel” preacher who denies that Jews have a historical link to Israel. 
According to the online news outlet Washington Free Beacon, preacher Serge Duss “propagates borderline anti- Semitic conspiracy theories and advises several groups that have stigmatized the Israeli government – [and] has made at least four trips to the Obama White House for several high-level powwows with top administration officials, records show.” In a telephone interview with The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday, David Brog, executive director of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), commented on Duss’s form of theology. “It is troubling, in that he seems to embrace an odd race-based replacement theology; he seems to be saying that Jews are not connected to Bible.”
He added that Duss slandered the “Christian faith of millions around the world. [He is] not committed to peace and reconciliation.” 
Asked about Duss’s connection with Washington, Brog said it “makes one worry” because it leads to “concerns that policy is being driven by those who have rejectionist views of Israel and are outside of the peace consensus.” “We support the democratically elected government of Israel. The current government has expressed a commitment to a two-state solution,” he stressed. “We fear that Serge Duss does not share the goal of a safe Israel.” Ari Morgenstern, a spokesman for Christians United for Israel , told the Post that "CUFI supports Israel's right to decide how to achieve peace and security for its citizens, free from all outside pressure." Brog emphasized this to the Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo, who first exposed the meetings between Duss and White House officials: “Serge Duss is associated with the most extreme aspects of Arab rejectionism. [He] has denied the connection between the modern Jewish people and those of the Bible.
If the Obama administration is truly committed “to supporting Israel in its quest for peace,” Brog asked, “why are they taking advice from someone who parrots the worst rhetoric of those who oppose accommodation with Israel?Kredo’s investigative reports showed that Duss had “a series of high-level sit-downs with the Obama administration’s liaison to Arab-Americans, as well as with two of the president’s most trusted foreign policy advisers, according to White House visitor logs.” In an email to the Post on Friday, Matt Lehrich, a White House spokesman, wrote the"White House staff meets with thousands of people each month. We don't apologize to anybody for the President's unshakeable commitment to Israel's security - a commitment he reiterated twice in the past two weeks at meetings with Conservative and Orthodox Jewish leaders."Hmmmmm..........But I’m also mindful of the proverb, “A man is judged by his deeds, not his words.” So if you want to know where my heart lies, look no further than what I have done — to stand up for Israel.".....Yup pretty obvious......A MAN IS KNOWN BY THE COMPANY HE KEEPS. AND BY THEIR FRUITS YOU WILL KNOW THEM! ~ Matthew 7:16.Read the full story here.

"The War on women after Mubarak" - Egypt women to stand against escalating sexual violence in Tahrir Square.





"The War on women after Mubarak" - Egypt women to stand against escalating sexual violence in Tahrir Square.(BM).HT: CriticalAnalyst.CAIRO: After recent reports of reoccurring sexual assaults on women in Egypt’s iconic Tahrir Square, 20 women’s groups and organizations called for a stand Friday evening to protest the recent attacks against women.
Tens of women reported being sexually harassed during the past four days in Tahrir, including two women who were attacked and surrounded by a mob of about a 100 men. The men groped the girls, separated them from each other and attempted to tear their clothes off.
The girls were freed from the mob and an Associated Press female reporter said she witnessed the attacks, saying she almost fell victim to the same mob if she was not pulled to safety by a colleague. A newly created online initiative titled “Securing the Square” aims to draw volunteers to protect women visitors to the square, but still struggles with finding enough numbers to join.
The online initiative HarassMap confirmed the lack of safety in the squre, naming the area outside the fast food chain Hardee’s, at the intersection of Mohamed Mahmoud street and the square, to be one of the worst areas in the square and warned women to keep their guard up while visiting. “The unprecedented level of violence confirmed by eyewitnesses against women in the square is worrisome,” read the call to protest on its Facebook page. “Some starting to believe that it is an organized effort to eliminate women from the protesting sphere,” the statement added. Eyewitnesses confirmed tens of assaults on women, more often in the hours of the evening, where there are less people in general. Sexual harassment, which is widespread across Egypt is considered by many as a modern social plague. A 2008 study by the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) found that well over two thirds of Egyptian women are sexually harassed on daily basis. Weak legal measures and police pacifism and tolerance towards attackers contributes greatly to the problem. Tahrir Square, the birthplace of the Egyptian uprising, is expected to host the protest outside Hardee’s at 6 PM on Friday.Read the full story here.

Is the Guardian the most bigoted newspaper in Britain?

         


                                              Ismail Haniyeh in Iran


Is the Guardian the most bigoted newspaper in Britain?(CriticalAnalyst). (The Commentator).On Friday, the Guardian ran a piece in its opinion section by none other than Ismail Haniyeh, leader of Hamas in Gaza and now, it appears, a perfectly acceptable room-mate for the leading voice in Britain’s Liberal-Left. The decision to give a platform to a leader of Jew-hating Hamas shows the Guardian is now wallowing in and drinking from the sewer of history.
Direct quotations from the Hamas Charter (source: Yale Law School)
 “ Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it" (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).“ 
“Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious. It needs all sincere efforts. It is a step that inevitably should be followed by other steps. The Movement is but one squadron that should be supported by more and more squadrons from this vast Arab and Islamic world, until the enemy is vanquished and Allah's victory is realised.“ 
“The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said: ‘The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Only the Gharkad tree, (evidently a certain kind of tree) would not do that because it is one of the trees of the Jews." (related by al-Bukhari and Moslem).“
Let’s not even get into the question of Hamas‘s attitude to gays and women – they support hanging the former and suppressing the latter. (By the way, it’s the gay pride festival today in Tel Aviv, and of course Gaza – no, sorry that last bit was a joke, a sick one, but not as sick as the Guardian editors who commissioned Hamas to write a piece for them.Read the full story here.

Greatest Church Soon To Be Mega Mosque?

                            Artist depiction Hagia Sophia before the Islamic conquest.


Greatest Church Soon To Be Mega Mosque?(MEForum).By Raymond Ibrahim.FrontPageMagazine.com.

Ostensibly dealing with a building, a recent report demonstrates how Turkey's populace—once deemed the most secular and liberal in the Muslim world—is reverting to its Islamic heritage, complete with animosity for the infidel West and dreams of Islam's glory days of jihad and conquest. According to Reuters:
Thousands of devout Muslims prayed outside Turkey's historic Hagia Sophia museum on Saturday [May 23] to protest a 1934 law that bars religious services at the former church and mosque. Worshippers shouted, "Break the chains, let Hagia Sophia Mosque open," and "God is great" [the notorious "Allahu Akbar"] before kneeling in prayer as tourists looked on. Turkey's secular laws prevent Muslims and Christians from formal worship within the 6th-century monument, the world's greatest cathedral for almost a millennium before invading Ottomans converted it into a mosque in the 15th century.
Hagia Sophia—Greek for "Holy Wisdom"—was, in fact, Christendom's greatest cathedral for a thousand years. Built in Constantinople, the heart of the Christian empire, it was also a stalwart symbol of defiance against an ever encroaching Islam from the east. After parrying centuries of jihadi thrusts, Constantinople was finally sacked by Ottoman Turks in 1453. Its crosses desecrated and icons defaced, Hagia Sophia—as well as thousands of other churches—was immediately converted into a mosque, the tall minarets of Islam surrounding it in triumph. Then, after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, as part of several reforms, Ataturk transformed Hagia Sophia into a "neutral" museum in 1934—a gesture of goodwill to the then triumphant West from a then crestfallen Turkey.
Even though Hagia Sophia is a Christian center under Islamic domination, several Christian authorities are content seeing it remain a museum, including the Ecumenical Patriarchate, spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians: "We want it to remain a museum in line with the Republic of Turkey's principles," adding, "if it became a church it would be chaos."
True enough; one need only recall how back in 2006, when Pope Benedict was scheduled to visit Hagia Sophia, Muslims were outraged. Then, Turkey's independent paper Vatan wrote: "The risk is that Benedict will send Turkey's Muslims and much of the Islamic world into paroxysms of fury if there is any perception that the Pope is trying to re-appropriate a Christian center that fell to Muslims." Before the Pope's visit, a gang of Turks stormed and occupied Hagia Sophia, screaming "Allahu Akbar!" and warning "Pope! Don't make a mistake; don't wear out our patience." On the day of the Pope's visit, another throng of Islamists waved banners saying "Pope get out of Turkey" while chanting Hagia Sophia "is Turkish and will remain Turkish."
All this is yet another reminder of the Islamic world's double standards: when Muslims conquer non-Muslim territories, such as Constantinople and its churches—through fire and steel, with all the attendant human suffering and misery—the descendents of those conquered are not to expect any apologies or concessions. However, once the same Muslims who would never concede one inch of Islam's conquests, including buildings, are on the short end of the stick—Palestinians vis-à-vis Israel, for example—then they resort to the United Nations and the court of public opinion, demanding justice, restitutions, rights, and so forth. (See this 2006 LA Times Op-Ed for more on this theme.)
Even in the brief Reuter's report, evidence of such "passive-aggressive" behavior emerges. First, this is not about Muslims wanting to pray; it's about Muslims wanting to revel in the glory days of Islamic jihad and conquest: Muslims "staged the prayers ahead of celebrations next week marking the 559th anniversary of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet's conquest of Byzantine Constantinople." According to Salih Turhan, a spokesman quoted by Reuters, "As the grandchildren of Mehmet the Conqueror, seeking the re-opening Hagia Sophia as a mosque is our legitimate right."
Sultan Mehmet was the scourge of European Christendom, whose Islamic hordes seized and ravished Constantinople, forcibly turning it Islamic. Openly idolizing him, as many Turks do, is tantamount to their saying "We are proud of our ancestors who killed and stole the lands of Christians." And yet, despite such militant overtones, Turhan, whose position is echoed by many Turks, still manages to blame the West: "Keeping Hagia Sophia Mosque closed is an insult to our mostly Muslim population of 75 million. It symbolizes our ill-treatment by the West."
If merely keeping a historically Christian/Western building—that was stolen by Islamic jihad—as a neutral museum is seen as "ill-treatment by the West," on what basis can Muslims and non-Muslims ever "dialogue"?
Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an Associate Fellow at the Middle East Forum.
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“We will hold sacred the beliefs held sacred by others.” - Obama's State Department Purges Section on Religious Freedom from Its Human Rights Reports.





“We will hold sacred the beliefs held sacred by others.” - Obama's State Department Purges Section on Religious Freedom from Its Human Rights Reports.(CNS).HT: AlwaysOnWatch.The U.S. State Department removed the sections covering religious freedom from the Country Reports on Human Rights that it released on May 24, three months past the statutory deadline Congress set for the release of these reports. The new human rights reports--purged of the sections that discuss the status of religious freedom in each of the countries covered--are also the human rights reports that cover the period that covered the Arab Spring and its aftermath. Thus, the reports do not provide in-depth coverage of what has happened to Christians and other religious minorities in predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East that saw the rise of revolutionary movements in 2011 in which Islamist forces played an instrumental role.
For the first time ever, the State Department simply eliminated the section of religious freedom in its reports covering 2011 and instead referred the public to the 2010 International Religious Freedom Report – a full two years behind the times – or to the annual report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), which was released last September and covers events in 2010 but not 2011. Leonard Leo, who recently completed a term as chairman of the USCIRF, says that removing the sections on religious freedom from the State Department's Country Reports on Human Roghts is a bad idea. Since 1998, when Congress created USCIRF, the State Department has been required to issue a separate yearly report specifically on International Religious Freedom. But a section reporting on religious freedom has also always been included in the State Department's legally required annual country-by-country reports on human rights--that is, until now. 
And this is the first year the State Department would have needed to report on the effect the Arab Spring has had on religious freedom in the Middle East--had its reports, as always before, included a section on religious freedom. “The commission that I served on has some real concerns about that bifurcation, because the human rights reports receive a lot of attention, and to have pulled religious freedom out of it means that fewer people will obtain information about what’s going on with that particular freedom or right. So you don’t have the whole picture because they split it up now,” Leo told CNSNews.com. Former U.S. diplomat Thomas Farr says it’s possible that the move to totally separate religious freedom from the human rights reports could simply be a bureaucratic maneuver. But another possibility is much more likely. “The other possibility is the Obama administration is downplaying international religious freedom,” Farr said. Far more resources have been allocated by the Obama administration to other human rights issues than have been directed toward religious freedom. “(T)he ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, for example, who is the official charged by the law to lead U.S. religious freedom policy, did not even step foot into her office until two-and-a-half years were gone of a four-year administration,” he said. “Whereas other human rights priorities of the administration, such as the ambassador-at-large for global women’s issues, were in place within months. So that tells you something.“It tells me that this has never been a priority for the Obama administration, and it’s not now,” he said. “So it seems to me plausible to at least question the removal of religious freedom from the human rights report, although, as I say, there could be other explanations, less insidious, if you will.”The State Department, meanwhile, has given no indication of when -- or if -- the next International Religious Freedom Report will be released. Hmmmmm........Try Never...Obama “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”Read the full story here.

Video - Queers against Israeli apartheid.



HT: Tundratabloids.

'Baltic Sea UFO' Relocated, "There is definitely something unusual hiding at the seabed".





'Baltic Sea UFO' Relocated, "There is definitely something unusual hiding at the seabed".(Gathner).The so-called "Baltic Sea UFO" has been relocated by divers on the research vessel Ocean Explorer and reports confirm there is a massive object on the seabed in the exact location found on sonar last year. The research vessel, aka the OceanX, has returned to the spot off the Swedish coast where a gigantic, sunken object was spotted on video last November. Images posted to the web stirred a gigantic debate about its origins, going so far as to speculate it bore an uncanny resemblance to the "Millennium Falcon" spaceship at the center of the Star Wars saga. Others calmly pointed out that the massive, circular object was either a natural formation or the remains of Russian warships sunk to the bottom decades, maybe even a century ago.The original research team, led by Peter Lindberg, who was scouring the area for sunken treasure last year, decided to return to the coordinates with sophisticated sonar and video equipment to have a closer look in the calmer waters of June.
The vessel is also carrying a team of deep sea divers ready to go down for the hands-on approach to decide if this mysterious object is indeed a Baltic Sea UFO.
A breaking news dispatch from the ship on Thursday confirms that the object is real and located in the same position.
It goes on to announce that "The divers are now down and investigating the circle and reports from the ship say they are really amazed. There is definitely something unusual hiding at the seabed - a Mystery Beneath. More information and pictures will be released next week."
The tantalizing dispatch has caused consternation in the many followers of the mission, and comments on the news site already hint at conspiracy and coverup.
It remains to be seen exactly what this immense object really is, but further details which may solve the mystery are only a week away.........weather permitting.Read the full story here.

NDAA unconstitutional: Federal judge bans Obama from indefinitely detaining Americans.





NDAA unconstitutional: Federal judge bans Obama from indefinitely detaining Americans.(RT).Sorry, Mr. President. A US Federal judge has clarified a decision made last month with some news sure to upset the Obama administration: the White House cannot use the NDAA to indefinitely detain American citizens.
Judge Katherine B. Forrest has answered a request made by US President Barack Obama last month to more carefully explain a May 16 ruling made in a Southern District of New York courtroom regarding the National Defense Authorization Act. Clarifying the meaning behind her injunction, Judge Forrest confirms in an eight-page memorandum opinion this week that the NDAA’s controversial provision that permits indefinite detention cannot be used on any of America's own citizens.
Last month Judge Forrest ruled in favor of a group of journalists and activists whom filed a suit challenging the constitutionality of Section 1021 of the NDAA, a defense spending bill signed into law by President Obama on New Year’s Eve. Specifically, Judge Forrest said in her injunction that the legislation contained elements that had a "chilling impact on First Amendment rights” and ruled that no, the government cannot imprison Americans over suspected ties with terrorists.
"In the face of what could be indeterminate military detention, due process requires more,” said the judge.
The Obama administration responded nine days later by asking Judge Forrest to reconsider her ruling, adding that, in the interim, the government would interpret the injunction to mean that only the few plaintiffs listed on the lawsuit would be excluded from indefinite detention. One of those named, journalist Chris Hedges, had previously said, “I have had dinner more times than I can count with people whom this country brands as terrorists … but that does not make me one.”
Responding to the White House’s demands, Judge Forrest writes in a June 6 memo, “Put more bluntly, the May 16 order enjoined enforcement of Section 1021(b)(2) against anyone until further action by this, or a higher, court — or by Congress. This order should eliminate any doubt as to the May 16 order’s scope.
Judge Forrest does include in her ruling, however, that Americans can be indefinitely detained, but only providing that the government can link suspects directly to the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Attorney Carl Meyer represented the plaintiffs in the lawsuit and told RT last month that he expected the Obama administration to challenge Judge Forrest’s ruling, but warned that “it may not be in their best interest because there are so many people from all sides of the political spectrum opposed to this law.”
Previously, state lawmakers in both Utah and Virginia have proposed legislation that would negate provisions of the NDAA on a local level.Read the full story here.

Farmers to be Paid to Stop Cows Farting? New Carbon Credit Plan Floated.





Farmers to be Paid to Stop Cows Farting? New Carbon Credit Plan Floated.(HL).Canadian farmers could soon be enjoying a lucrative new income from their cattle, if plans for a new “carbon credits” scheme are successful.
CBC News is reporting that Cedric Mcleod, an agricultural economist and founder of Mcleod Agronomics. is being paid by a private research institute to measure and record the “greenhouse gas” emissions of selected Canadian farms with a view to try and reduce them, and sell the difference as “carbon credits”:
MacLeod hopes to have a clear picture of the gas profile of New Brunswick dairy farms by the end of the year and will rank them from worst to best by comparing to a baseline from previous years.
“Then we’ll be able to say, ‘Look, on these 50 dairy farms, we found say, you know 100 tonnes of carbon credits per farm, times 50, there’s 5,000 tonnes of carbon. Who’s interested? Who wants to show some corporate responsibility?’
“And throw those out on the market and see if we can stimulate something.”
Carbon credits could be a new revenue source for the farmers, said MacLeod.
CBC News: Carbon Footprint of Dairy Farms Being Measured.
As a scientific report for the private institute notes, the possibility of selling carbon credits from reducing “emissions” from dairy farms is a win-win situation as bigger, more efficient farms will reduce their emissions naturally, so being paid on an ongoing basis for this is a huge added bonus.
Funding for the research carried out by the private institute was provided by the Canadian Government through the agency of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.Hmmmm.......I need a stiff drink after reading this.Read the full story here.

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Al-Qaeda leader’s wife: "Arab Spring will soon become Islamic Spring"





Al-Qaeda leader’s wife: "Arab Spring will soon become Islamic Spring".(AA).The wife of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri praised Muslim women for their role in the Arab Spring uprisings and said the unrest would soon lead to an “Islamic Spring,” according to a rare message posted online on Friday. The letter, signed by Omaima Hassan, singled out women beaten during Egypt’s unrest and lauded mothers for bringing up the revolutionaries who went on to topple four heads of state it described as “tyrant criminals.” It was not immediately possible to verify the authenticity of the undated message, posted on a website used by Islamist militants. Since the start of the Arab Spring, there has been signs that al-Qaeda has tried to capitalize on the unrest. “I congratulate all females of the world for these blessed revolutions and I salute every mother who sacrificed her loved ones in the revolutions. It is really an Arab Spring and will soon become an Islamic Spring,” reads the message.
“These revolutions toppled the tyrant criminals, and thanks to your efforts, patience and raising your sons in dignity,” it added. The message urged Muslim women to keep wearing the veil. “The veil is the Muslim woman’s identity and the West wants to remove this identity so she will be without an identity.” “My advice to you sisters is to raise your children on the love of martyrdom ... and to prepare them for restoring the glories of Islam and the liberation of Jerusalem,” the statement added.According to the message posted on Friday, Hassan said she hoped that the uprisings --sparked by the Self-immolation of a Tunisian unemployed graduate-- would “liberate Jerusalem” and restore the city’s days of glory.
We will have a new Islamic state based on Sharia (Islamic law) arbitration, and we will free Palestine and build a state of succession to the prophecy,” she added. Israel captured Jerusalem along with the rest of the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East war. Palestinians want the city, currently occupied by Israel, to be the capital of a future Palestinian state. In what is thought to be her first public statement, Hassan published a statement in December 2009 urging Muslim women to participate in Jihad.She also suggested that women should provide support for male “mujahideen” by caring for their children. She also said that women can become suicide bombers, which she refers to as “martyrdom missions.”Hmmmm......."There will be peace when the 'Palestinians' love their children more than they hate us."Read the full story here.

Turkey - Why I must refrain from jokes and prophecy…





Turkey - Why I must refrain from jokes and prophecy… (HD).By BURAK BEKDİL.How can one not get addicted to this country? It is so full of humor and fun… At a time when EU-candidate Turkey and the EU have practically no relations other than unsuccessful shooting of unshootable troubles and an increasing slew of verdicts from the European Court of Human Rights for Turkish violations, Turkey’s EU minister, Egemen Bağış, has been awarded the “Most Successful Minister and Politician of the Year 2012” prize (by the prestigious Black Sea Education, Culture and Environment Protection Foundation). Never heard of this prominent NGO entity? Never mind, I had not either, until its management discovered Mr. Bağış’s ministerial virtues. I would not be surprised if a Turkish Sea Lions Preservation Foundation awarded the “Most Liberal Politician of the Year Prize” to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, or if a Turkish-Vanuatu Alumni Association nominated Interior Minister Idris Naim Şahin for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Naturally, in a country so full of jokes some very important men tend to take my jokes seriously. Once I proposed – and later repented – that Turkey should build its own aircraft carrier, – for most probable missions like an armed conflict with Chile or Papua New Guinea – its own spaceships for Avatar airborne operations and its own long-range missiles. Miraculously, it only took a few months before defense bigwigs announced plans for all three ideas, one after the other. I felt horrified. But that was not all. I also wrote: “As a columnist who felt a wholehearted responsibility to his employers... I wished to save my bosses from corporate consequences and commented that the [Islamic] headscarf must be allowed not only in universities, but also in kindergarten too.”My 2008 prophecy for veils in the kindergarten has almost been fulfilled as the new primary education bill allows families to send their fourth-grade daughters to imam schools, although there are no female preachers in Islam. Also, fourth-grade girl students will be allowed to wear the headscarf during Quran/Islam classes in primary schools. And now there is more, according to a news story in Hürriyet. Under a bill drafted by the Environment and City Planning Ministry, shopping malls, corporate management buildings, wedding halls, cinemas, theaters, opera houses, museums, schools, hospitals, public buildings, ports and airports, hotels, university dormitories and metro stations must have a small mosque (masjid) and kindergarten on their premises if they wish to be granted building licenses. Finally, the mosque and the kindergarten have come together! For the benefit of the country I love perhaps I should refrain from prophesying and making distasteful jokes.Hmmmm.....A great and courageous Turkish writer!I salute your bravery.Read the full story here.More from this writer here.

Turkey - Islamic Censorship on the rise for writers, report reveals.





Turkey - Islamic Censorship on the rise for writers, report reveals.(HD).Forty-six books were banned, withdrawn from the market or saw their authors sued during the last year in Turkey, while dozens of writers and publishers were tried for their published works, a recent report by Turkey’s Publishers Union has revealed. “Judicial oppression is gradually increasing, and arrested writers and journalists whose trials are pending have been portrayed as terrorists by state officials,” the report said. Probes against publications have been justified on the grounds that the works are defamatory, feature obscene content or illegal terrorist propaganda, humiliate religious values or attack personal rights. The report also lists cases opened against expressions published on social media outlets. Internationally known books such as Chuck Palahniuk’s bestseller “Snuff,” which was translated into Turkish under the title “Ölüm Pornosu” (Death Porn) and William S. Burroughs’ 1961 novel “The Soft Machine” are among the books banned in Turkey. The report also drew attention to the cases of social media users. One such case it that of a 17-year-old teenager, who faces two years in prison for “insulting the prime minister and Cabinet ministers” on his Facebook account, according to the report. “Religion absurdity,” an open debate subject in an online dictionary known as the Sour Times (Ekşi Sözlük), also resulted in a case against an Internet user for allegedly “insulting religious values.” Caricaturist Bahadır Baruter was also put on trial for allegedly “insulting the religious values adopted by a part of the population,” with prosecutors demanding that he be sentenced to one year in prison for the alleged offense. Journalists fired for “criticizing the government” were also mentioned in the report. Nuray Mert, Banu Güven, Ece Temelkuran, Cüneyt Ülsever, Ruşen Çakır and Mehmet Altan were counted as oppositional columnists who lost their jobs after being targeted by the government, the report said. The process of oppression has resulted in appearance of a strong mechanism of self- censorship to appear in the Turkish media, the report said.Hmmmm........How many writers are there in Israeli prisons?Read the full story here.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Overnight Music video - Oh Happy Day! (Full version) - Choeur Gospel Célébration de Québec & Sylvie Desgroseilliers.

Failed Russian ICBM crosses Azerbaijan, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.







Failed Russian ICBM crosses Azerbaijan, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.HT: IsraelMatzav.Around 8:45 on Thursday night, there was a glow in the skies over Israel. This UFO was not a Martian spaceship, but it probably was a Russian ICBM.Later Thursday, Russian news agency Novosti quoted the Defense Ministry in Moscow, which confirmed that a missile was test-fired from the Astrakhan region in central Russia. The trail of light seen in Israel was also reported in Armenia, Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Jordan and other countries in the region.

According to a statement issued by Russia's Defense Ministry, crews belonging to the army's strategic missile division successfully test-fired a ballistic missile at 9:39 pm, Moscow time. A video shot in the area the missile was fired from showed parts of the missile falling. However, the clip was removed a few minutes after being posted.

Israeli Astronomical Association Chairman Dr. Yigal Pat-El said that it is quite possible that the unidentified flying object reported by residents nationwide was a ballistic missile test.

"It most likely spun out of control and its remnants and the fuel was what people saw. It reached a height of 200-300 kilometers and that's why it was seen from so many locations," he told Ynet.

"We saw a large trail of light traveling from a distant spot in the sky," Dorit from northern Israel reported earlier. "We could not see the source of the light. The trail was massive. It was an unusual sight. Moments later we saw swirling movement where the light was coming from."

Concerned citizens in Armenia and Lebanon also called their local police stations after seeing the unusual glowing light. One Lebanese citizen reported seeing the light in the sky and in response an American web-surfer said it might be a military test. The Lebanese woman laughingly responded with: "A military test? Here?"Read the full story here.

"You gotta be kiddin' me"- President Perez to present document recognizing State of Israel to Obama during US visit.





"You gotta be kiddin' me"- President Perez to present document recognizing State of Israel to Obama during US visit.(YNet).A necklace for Michelle and moving documents dating back to the establishment of the Jewish State for Barack, these are the gifts President Shimon Peres will be taking with him to the US when he sets out Saturday night to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from the American president. Peres will present the gifts at a celebratory dinner to be held in his honor by the US president and first lady. Among the documents set to be presented are those that bear witness to President Harry Truman's recognition of the State of Israel.The documents, which have been kept in the State Archives and the Weizmann Archives, include a personal letter sent by the State of Israel's first president to Truman in which he asks Truman to recognize the new state. The documents recognizing the provisional government of Israel signed by President Truman, as well as a thank you letter from then Prime Minister Ben-Gurion to the president, have also been included in the gift. In addition to the documents, the gift will also include commemorative coins issued by the Israel Coins and Medals Corporation in honor of the city of Jerusalem. The first lady will not leave empty handed either; she will be receiving a necklace made especially for her by Israelis with special needs. It was prepared using materials made in Israel and includes a Jaffa rope interwoven with gold thread, Turquoise stones from Eilat, and gold ornaments. Hmmmm....Don't tell me he's giving the originals?Read the full  insanity story here.

Join Our Protest of the Chicago Caliphate Conference.


Take a look at the following 2011 picture, look closely who is depicted and what happened to them………Coincidence? I don’t think so!(Full scale poster here.)


Join Our Protest of the Chicago Caliphate Conference.(CJ).by Ryan Mauro
An Islamic extremist group called Hizb ut-Tahrir that opposes democracy and supports violent jihad, including the killing of U.S. soldiers, is coming to Rolling Meadows, Illinois on June 17. The conference, titled “Revolution: Liberation by Revelation–Muslims Marching Toward Victory” is about how Muslims must help resurrect the Caliphate and institute Sharia-based governance.
The event is to be held at the Meadows Club at 2950 W. Golf Rd from noon to 4:00 PM EST. If you wish to express your opinion to the Meadows Club, the business can be contacted at info@themeadowsclub.com or called at 847-640-3200. In 2010, Hizb ut-Tahrir’s annual conference at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook hotel was canceled after the venue dropped the group’s reservation.Hizb ut-Tahrir (HUT) was founded in 1953 in East Jerusalem when it was under the control of Jordan. It was begun by a former member of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood named Sheikh Muhammad Taqiuddin al-Nabhani. He also worked with with Haj Amin al-Husseini, a cleric who is most famous for his close alliance with Hitler. HUT came to the U.S. in the early 1990s under a front called “Walnut,” or the Islamic Cultural Workshop. HUT now operates openly in the U.S.
Zeyno Baran, an expert on Islamist groups, calls HUT a “conveyor belt for terrorists.” Multiple members have been radicalized by its preaching, which gives Muslims every reason to become violent, and gone on to commit terrorism. Examples include Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
What makes the Meadows Club’s hosting of HUT especially outrageous is the fact that HUT is outwardly anti-American and jihadist. The promotional video for the conference features a clip of a protester in the Middle East declaring, “We are here to say that we want to reestablish an Islamic state with Sharia as the “only source of legislation.” This is followed by a clip of an Egyptian cleric preaching, “Oh Muslims! Rise up to aid and support the call for Khilafah [Caliphate] even if it is at the expense of your lives.
Hizb ut-Tahrir says that it is non-violent, but the reality is more complicated. It does not engage in violent jihad as an organization but that doesn’t mean that it opposes violent jihad by its members on their own accord or by other groups. Its website explains:
“So whenever the disbelieving enemies attack an Islamic country it becomes compulsory on its Muslim citizens to repel the enemy. The Hizb ut-Tahrir in that country are part of the Muslims and it is obligatory upon them.to fight the enemy and repel them. Wherever there is a Muslim amir who declares jihad.the members of Hizb ut-Tahrir will respond in their capacity as Muslims in the country where the general call to arms was proclaimed.”
HUT’s Facebook page links to an article by “Hizb-ut-Tahrir Publications” about jihad.
It opens with Quran 9:29: “Fight those who believe neither in Allah nor the Last Day.until they pay the Jizya [a special tax for non-Muslims] with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.” Non-Islamist Muslims may have a passive interpretation of this passage’s meaning, but Hizb ut-Tahrir’s threatening interpretation is clear.
The author of the article fondly recalls the “days when the Islamic Ummah [the Muslim community] was an ummah of jihad” and how “the Jihad of the Muslims imprinted in the minds of the Europeans the notion that the army of Islam is invincible.” The power of the Muslim world has fallen because Muslims “relinquished jihad.”
The group has called for killing U.S. soldiers specifically. In January 2010, it accused the “U.S. crusaders” of massacring Afghan children and stated that it must “be answered by sharp swords of Muslim united armies under true Muslim leaders.” The invitation to an HUT conference in Denmark in January 2011 mentioned “the duty of armed resistance of the Muslims in Afghanistan and its environs. We consider this resistance as fully legitimate.” HUT has also published materials supporting jihad against U.S. and Coalition forces in Iraq.
After the bombings in London in 2005, a top HUT official was asked to condemn them. His response was that he’d “condemn what happened in London only after there is a promise from Western leaders to condemn what they have done in Falluja and other parts of Iraq and in Afghanistan.” Its Facebook page has promoted an anti-democracy lecture by Anwar al-Awlaki, the Al-Qaeda leader who was killed in a drone strike in Yemen in 2011.
The vilest rhetoric is directed at Israel and Jews as a whole. A HUT document reads, “if the plane belongs to a country at war with Muslims, like Israel, it is allowed to hijack it, for there is no sanctity for Israel or for the Jews in it.A HUT spokesman in Denmark distributed a leaflet that instructed Muslims to “kill them all [Jews], wherever you find them” and endorsed suicide bombings against Israel as acts of “martyrdom.”
After the Turkish flotilla incident in 2010, HUT’s branch in the U.S. supported violent retaliation. “There is no solution except to mobilize armies, gathering the capable soldiers and fight the Jews.” It criticized Pakistan and Iran for not attacking Israel. “O you possessors of the missiles that you boast can blow ‘Israel’ off the map, so where are you now, O Pakistan and Iran’s rulers?” it asked.
The Pakistani branch of HUT told the country’s military must “prepare nuclear bombs and other weapons for Jihad.fight under this command to annihilate Israel.” The Bangladeshi branch said Muslims must “eradicate Israel and purify the earth of Jewish filth.”
HUT also supports violent jihad against India. In July 2011, the Pakistani HUT believes “The only way Kashmir can be liberated is through organized jihad under a state that mobilizes the armies.” Its journal from December 19995 saidMuslims need swords, not candles” in Iraq and the Palestinian territories. HUT leaders have also been videotaped endorsing jihad in Chechnya and Kashmir.
The group is openly hostile to Western secularism and democracy. It does not even pretend to believe in the system. A speaker during its last conference in the U.S. admitted that HUT would dismiss the Constitution entirely and replace it with Sharia Law. One past edition of its publication compared the Founding Fathers to “tyrant dictators.”Read the full story here.

Has skin whitening in India gone too far?

The new ad features a young woman struggling to attract her man's attention - until she uses the shower gel.


Has skin whitening in India gone too far?(BBC).For centuries Indian women have been raised to believe that fairness is beauty, and this has given rise to a vast and ever-growing skin-whitening industry - which is now encouraging women to bleach far beyond their hands and face.A new ad catering to Indian women and their "lady parts" invites backlash over the growing popularity of skin-lightening products. A TV commercial for the skin-lightening product, Clean and Dry "Intimate Wash," promises Indian women protection, "fairness" and freshness down there. The ad depicts an unsatisfied young wife concerned that her husband is more interested in his daily paper than in her, presumably — as the ad would have you believe — because her vagina is too dark. But after a quick wash with the pH-balanced skin-lightening cleanser, the couple is frolicking on the furniture with renewed lust.So it shouldn't be surprising that the vagina-whitening phenomenon is alive and well in the U.S. too. "The desire to lighten these areas is not limited to Indian women. There's quite a bit of demand for products like this in the U.S.," says Dr. Jessica Wu, a Los Angeles dermatologist and assistant clinical professor of dermatology at USC School of Medicine. "Many of my female patients ask me about lightening their private parts."Read the full story here and here.

 

Moscow Gay Pride Banned For 100 Years.





Moscow Gay Pride Banned For 100 Years.(RN).The Moscow City Court upheld on Thursday a district court’s decision to ban gay parades in Moscow for the next 100 years, Gayrussia.ru reported. The ban came after Moscow gay activists submitted requests on August 23, 2011, to the City Hall to hold gay rallies up until 2112. The LGBT-activists used a loophole in the law that only determines the deadline for submitting rally applications (no later than 30-45 days before the event), but does not state how far in advance events can be submitted. Moscow City Court dismissed the requests, with the district court issuing a 100-year ban on public homosexual rallies, according to Gayrussia.ru. After the city’s main court upheld the district court’s decision, Moscow gay rights activist Nikolai Alexeyev told Gayrussia.ru that he would appeal to the European Court on Human Rights in Strasbourg. Alexeyev, the leader of GayRussia, also said on Thursday in his Twitter that he had paid the first fine for propagating homosexual "propaganda." The activist is the first to be fined 5,000 rubles ($170) under a new local anti-gay law in St. Petersburg after he was detained for picketing outside St. Petersburg's legislature building in April in protest at what he described as the "homophobic" new law. The legislation, which makes it illegal to "disseminate homosexual propaganda" among minors, was signed by St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko in March, making it the fourth Russian city to adopt such a ban. Several politicians and church figures have called for the law, which sets fines of up to to 500,000 rubles ($17,000) for violations, to be passed at the federal level. Homosexuality was only decriminalized in Russia in 1993, and anti-gay sentiments remain strong in society, including Russia's political establishment. In 2007, Former Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov described attempts to hold a Gay Parade in the capital as "satanic." No Gay Parade has ever been officially permitted in Russia.Read the full story here.

WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: Barack Obama’s High Tech Snuff Films.





WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: Barack Obama’s High Tech Snuff Films.(TUR).By Ulsterman.
WHI: …Obama loves them drones. He has made them a personal priority above all else.  The question that is also the answer to so much of this then – is WHY? From there…I got the goods…I told you what their re-election plan was. How they are gonna use race, division, chaos…that’s the re-election plan. Folks are talking now…from inside the administration. And they are afraid. Sh-t ain’t right. Where they wanna take us – and it’s got people upset. Military had wind of it first…the Old Man knew…now it’s spreading. Not about the election campaign -the second term plan. There’s denials being sent back…but nobody trusts them now. And the ones who do…they are in on it themselves. Others…like me…you might see us smilin’ and noddin’…but know that’s just the public face we are putting on. We gotta do that to maintain access. Don’t let that throw you – you’re gonna see more and more of that in the coming months. That just needs to be done. We lose our access…makes it a hell of a lot tougher to plan, right? So you may see me saying one thing…I’m doing it different. You gotta trust me on that. There will come a time in all of this…it’s gonna get tough, it’s gonna get weird…you’re gonna feel used up. Betrayed. When we reach that point, and we will – I’m tellin’ you now – we will reach that point…trust is what will keep it all together. If we don’t have that…they win. And if they win – we all are gonna lose and lose hard. The country’s really in the sh-t now…and the papers runnin’ low…

UM: I need to your to expand on the Drone thing – Obama’s love of using the drones. You say you “got the goods” – your words. What do you mean?
WHI: It’s what has been brewin’ for well over a year now…it’s causing all kinds of hell between the administration…the military…infighting and concern among the staff…even Jarrett don’t have a handle on all of it. Even she is not entirely comfortable with how the president has sunk his teeth into the drones…the kill list. She’s not bothered by their use specifically…she’s more…I would guess she’s more worried over the political implications of Obama’s obsession…that eventually enough people will stand together and say ENOUGH. She can’t afford to have that happen too soon…the re-election makes them all vulnerable…the plans…the obligations to others…America can still stop them in 2012 and she understands that. So having Obama so oddly focused…not just focused…he gets excited…visually…the guy gets off on it and he ain’t even hiding that fact anymore. And some are repulsed by it. They’ve done video reviews you know…of the missions. The drones. The kills.
UM: The president you mean? He watches videos of the drone attacks?
WHI: Yeah – like it was…like it was porn. I can’t emphasize…I don’t think I’m painting a clear enough picture here for you of how this thing has people really freaking out inside the administration. It’s good on one hand because it’s got more of them willing to talk…but…the fact it’s gotten this bad…these drones…an American president who has the video sent up to his personal study so he can watch them over and over again…like I said – sh-t ain’t right. And more and more people are figuring that out – and that is what has Jarrett concerned. But even she…Obama won’t listen to her on this one. Those drones are the one thing he really feels he has control over…all the rest…he’s been told what to say and where to go…when to wake…when to sleep…but the drones. The drones are all his – and he ain’t given those up. For nobody. 
UM: So Jarrett is against the use of drones?
WHI: No-no-no…I ain’t said that. Far from it. The drones are all part of this…the big big picture here…what she’s concerned over is that her boy…the president…he’s gotta get it under control…his obsession with using them like he has. The weekly meetings, the kill list…I mean c’mon now…he’s got his own personal kill list. The guy who campaigned against Bush era interrogations…Obama don’t interrogate. He picks a name off a list…some of these people have beenU.S. citizens…he picks that name off a list and orders the kill. Then he gets the video confirmation of the kill…and he watches it. Over and over and over again. (Pause) Jarrett knows she has got to tap that down. That kind of display…it’s repulsive to people. And it’s freaking them out. Jarrett don’t mind the drones…she approves of the program…she approves of what…of how they will be utilized at home. But if the president…if his reaction to using them…how he gets off on it…that endangers them having control of those drones after 2012…and beyond. It’s a politically difficult – an extremely difficult argument to win. A guy who complained loudly about water boarding – it don’t kill the poor bastard. It makes ‘em talk. Barack Obama declared that to be offensive to the ideals of America, right? But now Barack Obama…he’s judge and jury. With a pointing of a finger to names on a list…Barack Obama gets to play God. No day in court. No guarantee innocent people won’t be killed as well – and they have been killed. Children. Women. Over and over again. And this president…he has that knowledge when he watches the kill confirmations. And he watches it over and over again. These are high tech snuff films – a multi-billion dollar snuff program…and he gets off on it. You ok? 
UM: This is sickening. What you’re telling me…this is disturbing on a whole other level.
WHI: (Points finger) THAT’S the reaction people are having to this – right there. And that’s the reaction Jarrett is worrying over. She’s gotta try and contain it – but the president’s obsession is becoming too much to do that. The knowledge of it – it’s getting out now. Reaching other world leaders…it ain’t good. Even if it might give us a political advantage…you want sickening? I think to myself…what I just told you…I ask myself what if we lose? What if this guy is re-elected? You call it a whole other level? Yeah – you say that…but you don’t really understand it. Those drones…their domestic use…don’t think he ain’t thought about it. A lot. You see, Obama – he don’t trust the military. Not all of them…not many of them. But he trusts those drones, now don’t he? Don’t take him having to trust some military official to order troops to carry out an order inside the United States. It’s just inputting a bit of data – and the push of a button, right? And keep the f-cking military out of that equation there. Move the program…attach it directly to the White House. Make it…make it part of Homeland Security, right? Simple as that. One appropriations bill – just one…and it’s done. …And Valerie Jarrett – she wants that. Her…the investors who are behind Obama…they are completely in favor of that.
UM: Of a domestic drone program? Why? What’s the purpose?
WHI: Same as everything else this administration has attempted to implement – control. Absolute and total f-cking control. No different than Obamacare…expansion of the EPA…all the czars…bypassing of Congressional oversight…it’s all about control. And in order to secure that control – you need chaos. That chaos gives the justification for the drones. And the Occupy bullsh-t, the race riot threats…think about that. Think about the timing of the domestic drone program…tie it in with all the manufactured chaos that’s comin’. His calls for a citizen police force that was equal to the United States military. Obama said it himself, right? Before he was elected? He said it. His wife said it.
UM: Said what?
WHI: Do you know Michelle Obama…it was in ’08…she was speaking…some campaign stop…she got up from her chair and began to say how America needed to change its traditions – how it needed to change its history. That got some of us concerned at the time. That kind of thing…in a normal campaign you would have seen the media jumping all over it. Didn’t happen this time though. And when people went back to the campaign and expressed concern about those kinds of things – how the Obama’s were repeating their desire to change everything about America…we were told to shut up. That language was supported by on high. UM: On high?
WHI: Jarrett. She wanted that language to be part of the campaign trail. That language…it sent word back to their investors that they were in fact the real deal. Now I didn’t realize this at the time…too damn busy. The campaign. But hindsight, right? Looking back, you start to piece the puzzle together…now I understand what she was doing – what Jarrett was doing. She was keeping those dollars flowing into the campaign…into the media control mechanism they had set up…letting the investors know their time had come. This candidate – this Barack Obama – he was gonna implement what they had wanted…what they had planned for – for a very long time. Five days out – Obama re-affirmed that promise. He said it, right? “Fundamentally transform the United States of America”. The Old Man said it – this is a war we are fighting here. Call it us against them – good vs evil…whatever. Call it whatever. I don’t give a sh-t what you wanna call it – just as long as we win and they lose, because if they win – it’s like Obama said himself – the fundamental transformation of America. They gonna tell us what to think. What to eat. What to drink. What to read. What to watch. And if somebody don’t like that…then you’ll be on a list now won’t you. And an order will be given. And later, sitting up in some second floor study will be that skinny ass Manchurian piece of sh-t playing it over and over again.Read the full story here.

Islamic Tunisia says no to UN calls for gay rights, “incompatible with Islam, Tunisian culture and tradition."





Islamic Tunisia says no to UN calls for gay rights, “incompatible with Islam, Tunisian culture and tradition."(BM).CAIRO: Tunisia’s Human Rights Minister Samir Dilou has rejected calls by the United Nations Human Rights Council to decriminalize same-sex acts, saying that sexual orientation is a “western concept” that is “incompatible with Islam, Tunisian culture and tradition.” It comes on the heels of months of battling in the North African country over the rights of the LGBT community, who say that since the uprising ousted the former government in January 2011, the plight of the gay community has faced numerous challenges. Hind, a young Tunisian lesbian, lamented in a statement to Bikyamasr.com that “this is what we are facing right now. Despite the positives of the revolution, the conservative backlash is hurting the overall human rights struggle in the country.” In a press conference held in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, on June 2, Dilou argued that while all Tunisians are entitled to basic protection, lesbian, gay and bisexual people are not included. He said this was because the concept of “sexual orientation is specific to the West. Tunisia has its own identity as an Arab Muslim state.” According to Dilou, who is also a justice minister and official government spokesman, Tunisian law overrides such a “stipulation” as it “clearly describes Tunisia as an Arab Muslim country,” he stated to Tunisia-Live. The rise of moderate Islamists in the country have thrown LGBT rights into the forefront, especially after the publication of the country’s first gay magazine. He also does not see the law against homosexuality as in conflict with the premise of freedom. “There is no absolute freedom. All freedoms are restricted by the law,” he said. 
The anti-gay French colonial law (Article 230), adopted and maintained by the Ben Ali regime, is still in effect, despite the Tunisian revolution, penalizing same-sex acts with up to three years imprisonment. The response came after a Tunisian delegation, headed by Dilou, attended UNHCR’s May 22 to 25 session where the suggestion that homosexuality should be decriminalized was made. Dilou stated that Tunisia approved most of the 110 recommendations of the Human Rights Council for Tunisia, including judicial reform, equality for women, child and disabled rights. Some recommendations were said to need further discussion and national debate, while the only two rejected outright concerned the decriminalization of same-sex acts and religious defamation. This is the second time this year that Tunisia’s Minister of Human Rights has spoken about his opposition to gay rights. Earlier this year Dilou referred to homosexuality as a disease as opposed to a human right, which was sharply criticized by Amnesty International, Reporters without Borders and Act up Paris. He also stated the he objects to Tunisia’s first openly gay magazine, Gaydaymag, saying “freedom has its limits.” For Hind and others in the LGBT community in Tunisia, the uphill battle for acceptance and their full rights as Tunisian citizens continues, but they are unlikely to have an ally in the human rights ministry. ** Information from Gay Star News was used in this report.Read the full story here.

Belgium - Fundamentalist spokesman for "Sharia4Belgium" detained.





Belgium - Fundamentalist spokesman for "Sharia4Belgium" detained. (FlandersNews).The spokesman of the fundamentalist Muslim organisation Sharia4Belgium, Fouad Belkacem, has been detained by police. The Judicial Authorities believe that Mr Belkacem provoked last week’s riots in the Brussels municipality of Sint-Jans Molenbeek. Fouad Belkacem already has convictions for inciting violence and hatred. On Friday of last week, Sharia4Belgium called a demonstration, despite all gatherings of more than 5 people having been banned as a precautionary measure by the Mayor of Sint-Jans Molenbeek Philippe Moureaux (Francophone socialist). The illegal demonstration ended in violence. Early last month, Mr Belkacem was sentenced to two year’s imprisonment, one of which suspended, after he was found guilty of incitement to hatred against non-Muslims and the harassment of the family of the late far-right politician Marie-Rose Morel. However, as a result of overcrowding in our jails, those sentenced to less than three years are normally not actually sent to prison.Over the past few days, the question has been raised as to whether Sharia4Belgium should be outlawed. The Interior Minister Joëlle Milquet (Francophone Christian democrat) has already said she is working on a law that would ban extremist organisations.Read the full story here.

Son of Iranian Shah, Prince Reza Pahlavi: "Obama ‘chickened out’ of confronting mullahs".





Son of Iranian Shah, Prince Reza Pahlavi: "Obama ‘chickened out’ of confronting mullahs".(JPost).THE HAGUE – He inherited his father’s upright posture, facial features and understated smile, but Persian Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi is no modern version of a Persian Shah. The differences between the late Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and his son reveal themselves early on in the interview, which Reza Pahlavi gave The Jerusalem Post last week during a visit to the Netherlands. Reza Pahlavi came to persuade the International Criminal Court to charge Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, with crimes against humanity. Disappointed in US President Barack Obama’s policy on Iran (Obama “chickened out” of supporting prodemocracy forces there, Reza Pahlavi says), he is starting a new Iranian opposition movement from exile to topple the mullah regime. Whereas the late Shah, who reigned as Iran’s last monarch until his ousting in 1979, was famous for his icy stateliness, his oldest son Reza Pahlavi is chummy and outgoing. While the father unabashedly proclaimed his right to absolute power, the son will not even say whether he envisions a political role for himself, if he ever returns. “There were many elements that went wrong,” says Reza Pahlavi when speaking of his father’s legacy. He was 17 when the Pahlavi family fled Iran during the Islamic Revolution that brought the current ayatollah regime to power. “There was excess by some members of the Iranian SAVAK [secret police], there was a lot of repression, there were unnecessary acts such as torture that I never condone and in fact condemn,” says Reza Pahlavi. Yet, the Shah’s actions need to be seen in the context of the time, he says. Moscow was actively trying to take over through agitation and the ayatollahs were preparing to take power. “Things were not perfect, but most Iranians recognize now that at least we were moving forward, and Iran’s international status reflected this.” His father, a progressive, pro-Western tyrant, had become loathed by many of his subjects, as they called for democratic reform for years before the revolution. Reza Pahlavi says that he is not seeking a return to the throne: “It is up to the Iranian people to say what role I should play.” If he ever returns, it will not be thanks to the actions of any American president, Reza Pahlavi says during the interview at his hotel. He is traveling under the watchful eye of several bodyguards who stay with him at all times. Fearing assassins paid by Tehran, Reza Pahalvi’s freedom of movement is severely limited. Reza Pahlavi lives in Washington, where he enjoys some access to decision-makers. The White House, however, has “a systemic failure in understanding the lay of the land” when it comes to Iran. The current president is no exception, according to Reza Pahlavi. “Barack Obama is hell-bent on engaging the Iranian regime just to prove that he’s not George Bush. That doesn’t help the problem. That’s not what people expected in Iran,” the Iranian prince said. “The people of Iran are asking for help, and Obama cares about showing Khamenei that he can reason with him. That was Jimmy Carter’s mentality in 1979 and that’s still the mentality in 2012.”
Reza Pahlavi called on “Israeli friends to stand up in support of those trying to bring democracy to Iran.” He added: “Of course Iranians don’t hate Israel. The regime wants you to think so. Our nations share a biblical relationship since the times of Cyrus, who helped the Jewish people in their hour of need. This is our hour of need. We’re asking Israel’s help to free us from our tyrannical regime. Are you going to help us, or are you going to bomb us?” Meanwhile, Reza Pahlavi is trying to bring pressure on Iran’s leadership by presenting a 43-page dossier on alleged crimes against humanity attributable to Khamenei at the International Criminal Court. The dossier surveys political repression, persecution of gays and systemic rape and torture of dissidents since 2002 and during the 2009 uprising in Iran. In order to charge Khamenei, the United Nations Security Council would have to refer the case to the ICC. Reza Pahlavi said he would lobby for this outcome. The Iranian regime is “an ideological, racist tyranny. It’s a combination of Hitler, the Soviets and apartheid which treats minorities and even women in a fascist manner. Yet the world seems to do nothing about it. This is odd to me,” Reza Pahlavi says. Though Reza Pahlavi is adamant about the need to topple the government, he is opposed to a military strike at this point. “In the spectrum between negotiations, sanctions and attack, there is another option that is being ignored, and that is to help the Iranian people in its quest for freedom.” Israel should do more to engage the Iranian people, which, according to Reza Pahlavi, opposes the ayatollah regime. He explains that “a military strike would only delay Iran’s efforts to become a nuclear power, and we would still have the same regime in place. In order to fundamentally resolve the issue, we need to support the forces within Iran that want to topple the regime.” Those forces, he says, are not the Reformist leaders of the so-called Green Revolution, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi. “The international community invested much effort and hope in the Reformists, but they’re pre-screened, pre-approved loyal opposition. More and more of their supporters are realizing it’s futile to promote change from within because Iran’s paramilitary mafia still occupy the top of the pyramid. Khamenei controls every apparatus of state: legislature, politics, information and military.”“In Iran, there are two names known to virtually all, even in the most remote villages. The first name is Khamenei and the second one is Reza Pahlavi.” The latter, Ellian says, “is the only opposition figure which is still able to operate in any effective manner and speak for the Iranian people. No other opposition figure is as well-known and nonpartisan.” Read the full story here.