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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.

  •'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 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.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                         Afternoon Posting.

  • CIA Man Is Key to U.S. Relations With Karzai.The Obama administration has turned to the Central Intelligence Agency's station chief in Afghanistan to troubleshoot Washington's precarious relationship with President Hamid Karzai, propelling the undercover officer into a critical role normally reserved for diplomats and military chiefs.The station chief has become a pivotal behind-the-scenes power broker in Kabul, according to U.S. officials as well as current and former diplomats and military figures. In April, when Mr. Karzai lashed out against his Western partners, it was the station chief who was tapped by the White House to calm the Afghan president.

  • Job fears grip voters as Obama ratings fall.More Americans now disapprove of President Barack Obama than approve of him as high unemployment and government spending scare voters ahead of November's midterm elections, Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Tuesday.In the latest grim news for Obama's Democrats, 72 percent of people said they were very worried about joblessness and 67 percent were very concerned about government spending."The economy is really catching up to Obama and his administration," said Ipsos pollster Cliff Young. "For a time, voters gave him the benefit of the doubt. He inherited a very dicey economic situation and they were willing to give him time," Young said. "Patience has ... basically vanished."

  • Yes Folks, Hindenburg Omen Tripped Again.The Omen, a technical indicator which uses a plethora of data to foreshadow a stock-market crash, was tripped again on Friday, marking the second time since Aug. 12 it has occurred. (It also came close on Thursday, but one of its criteria fell short.)The latest trigger has prompted the Omen’s creator, Jim Miekka, to exit the market. “I’m taking it seriously and I’m fully out of the market now,” Miekka, a blind mathematician, said in a telephone interview from his home in Surry, Maine. “I would’ve probably stayed in until the beginning of September,” depending on how the indicators varied. “That was my basic plan, until the Hindenburg came along.”

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Good Grief: Ground Zero Imam’s Wife Now Being Sent on U.S. Taxpayer Funded Trip to Middle East to Trash America.Yup, the same woman who just said America is “beyond Islamophobic” is being sent by the Obama regime’s State Department to give her views on Muslim life in the U.S. to the United Arab Emirates.Hmmm getting to hot in the USA?

  • Obama Justice Dept. Argued in Favor of Using Race As a Relevant Factor Among Others to Justify Immigration Stops.In at least three court cases, President Obama’s Justice Department has argued in favor of federal law enforcement officers using race as a factor in determining whether to stop someone for a suspected immigration violation.

  • Rangel on the Hot Seat in Debate."Frankly, he has not been around long enough to determine what my dignity is,” Mr. Rangel said of the 49-year-old Mr. Obama." For the next two years, I will be more likely to protect his dignity."

  • The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday rejected comments by the commander of NATO and U.S. forces that their progress had been reversed, saying attacks were increasing around the capital as well as in their heartland in the south.The Taliban have also become increasingly sophisticated in their use of the media and issued a statement on Tuesday to deny Petraeus's comments.A poll released last week by NBC and the Wall Street Journal found that seven in 10 Americans did not believe the war would end successfully.

  • Protests, Rhetoric Feed Jihadists' Fire.Islamic radicals are seizing on protests against a planned Islamic community center near Manhattan's Ground Zero and anti-Muslim rhetoric elsewhere as a propaganda opportunity and are stepping up anti-U.S. chatter and threats on their websites.

  • HT:TheAstuteBloggers.The UN has ratified the theft of Kosovo from Serbia!Remember the Balkan War in the 1990's? Do not think it is over and has been "solved"!Do not praise Lord Paddy "Pantsdown" Ashdown for the invaluable service he has provided for peace in the region!Read more here.

  • Fake Hate Crimes: An Islamist Weapon.Over the recent Fourth of July weekend, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) interviewed attendees of the 47th annual Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention about their experiences in dealing with "Islamophobia." Shortly afterwards, on July 6, CAIR called on the FBI to investigate an act of arson at a Georgia mosque, saying that hate crimes were increasing because of a "vocal minority in our society promoting anti-Muslim bigotry."

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.Imam Rauf on the State of Israel.In case any of you hadn't figured it out yet.... Imam Rauf has a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian problem. It is not the two-state solution supported by the United States, Israel, and the Quartet. No, he believes that the “one-state solution is a more coherent one than a two-state solution.” In other words, a unitary Arab state in all of the old Palestine Mandate, the end of Israel as a Jewish state, with a Jewish minority living under the control of radical Islamists who will treat them as dhimmi.How much longer can the fiction be maintained that this man and his proposed Ground Zero mosque is a moderate and a man of peace?It has been maintained for too long already.

  • Iran Detains Two Members Of Reformist Student Group.Two members of the alumni association of the country's largest reformist student group have been detained by security forces in Tehran.

  • Hikind To Mayor Mike: Denounce Ground Zero Mosque and Imam!Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is calling on Mayor Bloomberg to withdraw his support of the Ground Zero mosque in the wake of the revelation of Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s anti-American and anti-Western rhetoric. Rauf has been quoted as saying, “We tend to forget, in the West, that the United States has more Muslim blood on its hands that al Qaeda has on its hands of innocent non-Muslims. . .the West has not been cognizant and has not addressed the issue of its own contribution to much injustice in the Arab and Muslim world.”Hikind, who has been an outspoken critic of the proposed project, recently demanded that the Mayor apologize to all New Yorkers for his sanctimonious remarks chastising those who oppose the building of the mosque.“The Mayor needs to publicly denounce this contemptuous Imam and withdraw his support for the project,” Hikind said. “It is unconscionable for this plan to move forward.”Hikind also noted, “How can this mosque possibly promote tolerance and understanding when the very foundation will be built with blood money from our enemies in Iran, Saudi Arabia, and other Muslim countries which despise us?

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon delivered a message to the Iranian people on Monday by means of an Israel Radio broadcast in Farsi. "Israel bears no animosity towards the Iranian people. We have deep respect and aspire to cooperate with them to bring about a better reality in the region. The problem is intrinsic to the Iranian regime and its conduct, particularly regarding the nuclear issue. This is a regime that calls for 'Death to the United States, Great Britain and Israel'. The Iranian regime spreads instability, supports terror, and oppresses its own people. It is impossible to accept atomic weapons in the hands of such a regime.

  • Roger Ebert’s Moral and Intellectual Bankruptcy: 10 Ridiculous Statements Supporting Cordoba House.In his most recent post, “Ten things I know about the mosque,” Ebert takes on opponents of the Cordoba House project near ground zero of the 9/11 attacks. In usual Ebert fashion, his post lacks an overall thesis and wanders aimlessly between several barely related thoughts. In light of this stream-of-consciousness writing style, answering Ebert requires point-by-point refutation. Hence, here are ten things I know better than Roger Ebert.

  • Al Sharpton Hypocrisy: Build the Ground Zero Mosque, But Glenn Beck Can’t Pray at Lincoln Memorial.Al Sharpton is a professional bigot. During his long career the Reverend has incited two anti-Semitic pogroms: the Crown Heights riot and the firebombing of the Jewish-owned Freddy’a Fashion Mart in Harlem. Each of the Sharpton-incited pogroms resulted in deaths, but now for some unknown reason Reverend Al believes he is the caretaker of religious tolerance in the country, as well as the protector of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy of peaceful protest.

  • For Obamacare supporters, judgment day approaches.Say you're a Democratic member of Congress. You proudly cast your vote for Obamacare, you cheered when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hailed it as the achievement of a generation and you scoffed at Republicans who vowed to repeal it. Now you're running for re-election, and a voter asks: What is the most important thing you've done in the last two years?

  • Fears of Arctic oil rush as 'oil-bearing sand' discovered off the coast of Greenland.British firm Cairn Energy has sparked fears of an Arctic oil rush today as they confirmed the discovery of 'oil-bearing sand' in the untapped waters off the coast of Greenland.Cairn's discovery could indicate signs of a 'working hydrocarbon system' in the Baffin Bay basin.The group said it had discovered gas in thin sands in the area, which signals potential for oil.

  • Dem Strategist on Obama: “He Is a Walking Radioactive Disaster”.A democratic strategist warned his colleagues today that Barack Obama has become a “walking radioactive disaster.”

  • The Mosque IS At Ground Zero!Despite what the Associated Press and the politically correct say, I agree with Iman Feisal Abdul Rauf in calling the Cordoba House (oh, excuse me, Park51) the Ground Zero Mosque. It is insane to consider the former site of the Burlington Coat Factory anything but Ground Zero.

  • More Muslims Speak Out Against Ground Zero Mosque.Muslims across the U.S. and around the world are speaking out against building an Islamic center and mosque near the mass murder site at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan.Their statements show the emptiness of a handful of Arab and Muslim Republican activists who, in a well-publicized letter defending the Ground Zero mosque, purported to speak for the interests of “the Arab and Muslim community in America.” They also eviscerate claims that critics of the project are motivated by prejudice and hatred toward Muslims.Even before the six GOP Muslim and Arab-American activists signed the August 17 letter, Muslims in the U.S. and abroad were criticizing Imam Feisal Rauf and his $100 million Cordoba Initiative project. Some Muslims called the mosque plan a deliberate provocation, a political gesture to thumb one’s nose at the “infidel,” and equivalent to building a Christian church where Serbian troops slaughtered 6,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica, Kosovo.

  • America's 10 Most Bedbug-Infested Cities.Amid a national outbreak of the parasitic insects, The Daily Beast crunched numbers provided by a national exterminator to rank the 10 cities with the worst bedbug problem.

  • HS test 'slams' Christianity, lauds Islam.State testmakers played favorites when quizzing high-schoolers on world religions -- giving Islam and Buddhism the kid-gloves treatment while socking it to Christianity, critics say.Teachers complain that the reading selections from the Regents exam in global history and geography given last week featured glowing passages pertaining to Muslim society but much more critical essay excerpts on the subject of Christianity.The passage reads: "Wherever they went, the Moslems [sic] brought with them their love of art, beauty and learning. From about the eighth to the eleventh century, their culture was superior in many ways to that of western Christendom."

  • West Java, Christians celebrate in the streets demanding freedom of religion.The Sunday service of Yasmin Church was held in Bogor. Islamic extremists put pressure on the civil authority that closed their place of worship, even if legal. The liturgical services are held in the streets since April 10.

  • Revealed: Dramatic details of secret missions carried out by Lawrence of Arabia's X Flights.An amazing diary of previously unpublished and intimate details of secret missions led almost 100 years ago by Lawrence of Arabia has been uncovered.Retired lecturer James Hynes, 80, had been in contact with his cousin when she told him of a type- written journal of her father’s experiences with hero British army officer Lt Col TE Lawrence during World War One.The diary features stories of espionage and bombing campaigns known as 'X Flights' led by Lawrence across the former Ottoman Empire.

  • Video:Humpback Whale Delivers Spectacular Show.A humpback whale has put on a spectacular show in waters off Australia's north Queensland state coast on Monday.

  • Tech at Night: Net Neutrality, FreedomWorks, Christian Coalition, RIAA, Copyright, Cybersecurity, Intel, McAfee.Way back when I started covering this issue, I said there were three names on the Save the Internet (Free Press front group) list that bugged me: Gun Owners of America, Christian Coalition, and Glenn “Instapundit” Reynolds. If we can peel off at least two of three, I’ll be happy.

MFS - The Other News

                          Morning Posting.
  • Audio of Ground Zero Mosque Imam Surfaces: U.S. Worse Than al-Qaeda, Drops the N-Word, Praises Suicide Bomber Condoning Cleric Yusuf al-Qardawi.“We tend to forget, in the West, that the United States has more Muslim blood on its hands than al-Qaeda has on its hands of innocent non-Muslims.

  • Obama Regime Apologizes to the U.N. Human Rights Council for America’s Human Rights Record.Its come to this, we’re now apologizing for America’s supposed sins (as the left perceives them) to the U.N. Human Rights Council, which is rabidly anti-Israel, dominated by the OIC and coddles some of the worst human rights abusing regimes in the World. Hope and change, baby!

  • Odd Connections of Some GOP Backers of Ground Zero Mosque.Looking ahead at the November midterm elections and the Ground Zero mosque controversy, a group of Arab-American and Muslim Republicans wrote in an open letter, “we cannot support victory at the expense of . . . the Arab and Muslim community in America.”Read those words carefully. These self-styled Republicans, who are criticizing those who object to the mosque being built so close to the 9/11 death site in Lower Manhattan, say that it is more important to leave the Islamic center where it is planned than it is to help Republicans win control of Congress and defeat the Obama agenda this fall.Moderate Muslims?Good luck finding one you have better odds finding an Unicorn.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Muslim Soldier Wants to Leave Army.A U.S. Army soldier wants to leave the military service as a conscientious objector based on his beliefs as a Muslim, but he says he’s concerned he may be deployed to Afghanistan anyway.Pfc. Naser [sic] Abdo, 20, an infantryman assigned to the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., said Monday that if the military orders him to deploy, he will refuse to go despite the fact that it may result in a military charge against him.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.Obama lied. Will Israelis die? On Friday, I reported that Israel would not bomb the Bushehr nuclear reactor or any other Iranian facility - for now - because the Obama administration had 'convinced' Israel that the Iranians will not have nuclear weapons for at least another twelve months. Gary Milhollin, the executive director of the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, writes that Obama (or his administration) lied. Iran's nuclear clock has not slowed.

  • State Department: We’re Not Hiding Ground Zero Imam.We just don’t want anyone to know what he’s REALLY up to.State Department officials insist they are, “not hiding” Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf during his outreach tour of middle eastern countries in wake of the mosque controversy. However, the U.S. government has also refused to release a detailed itinerary of Rauf’s day-to-day schedule.Another great example of transparancy under the Obama regime.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Former German Finance Minister Under Investigation for Inciting Racial Hatred After He Warns Muslims Are ‘Making Germany Stupid’.A LEADING German Social Democrat has written a book with an apocalyptic vision of his country sliding into poverty, stupidity and Muslim domination.Thilo Sarrazin, 65, a former Berlin finance minister and current Bundesbank board member, is already under investigation by a public prosecutor for allegedly inciting racial hatred by blaming immigrants for making Germany “dumber” and calling Muslim children “underclass citizens.”Now his book, Germany is destroying itself: How we are gambling with our country, threatens the strained social fabric of the “multi-culti” Fatherland once more at a time of rising racial tensions and the radicalisation of Islamic youth.

  • HT:TheAmericanDream.20 Signs That America Is No Longer The Land Of The Free.The United States was able to defeat Nazi Germany and helped bring down the USSR, but is the U.S. government now quickly becoming just like them? Once upon a time, America was the land of the free and the home of the brave, but today the government has become an oppressive monster that is intrusively embedding itself in our lives in thousands of different ways. Today we are all viewed as potential threats to the "system" that the government has imposed, and therefore everything that we do must be watched, tracked, traced, recorded and controlled.

  • Islamist Aggressors Are Really the Victims.Things are getting ugly and more surreal far more swiftly than anyone thought possible.Just today, roving male vigilante squads are menacing women in Chechnya for not wearing headscarves during Ramadan; they are attacking women verbally, punching them, spraying them with paintballs, and taunting them with automatic rifles.So much for those who insist that wearing a headscarf or a face veil are free “choices” and have no consequences for those who do not exercise the same “choice.”

  • Obama, Pelosi and Reid legislate a 15 year hyper inflationary depression.Obama and his accomplices Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have engineered through their legislation of the last two years a 15 year hyper inflationary depression. The conditions for such an occurrence are inked in stone.China has stopped buying our debt and Bernanke is now buying the debt from himself.How does he do this? He issues bonds and gets the Federal Reserve Board to print the money to buy them. This is like a business owner going to his photocopying machine and printing the cash he needs then buying his products and services from himself and claiming business is booming. That is how bad the country’s finances are.This is the only thing Bernanke can do to accommodate Obama's trillion dollar shopping sprees.

  • Jews are Wising Up: Leaving the Left and Moving Right in Record Numbers.In a recent survey by respected pollster Pew Research Center, the largest religious demographic shift in political party identification came from Jews. About 12% of Jews surveyed said their party affiliation was no longer the Left-leaning Democratic Party and about 13% more now identified as Right-leaning Republicans. About 3 times more Jews recently went to the Right than most other religious denominations. According to Pew: Republicans also have made gains among Jewish voters; 33% now identify or lean Republican, up from 20% in 2008.What, exactly, does that mean? Well, it’s obvious – that Jews aren’t dumb people. We know which way the wind blows and when you have a president and administration that saddles up with terrorist supporting regimes, most smart people would move in the opposite direction. When you have a president who accuses an entire country of mostly Jews of disliking him because of his middle name, we tend to get a little insulted – not to mention question his sanity.

  • Headscarf ban sparks debate over Kosovo's identity.The home of Florinda Zeka in central Kosovo is an idyllic spot, surrounded by undulating hills.The silence of the countryside is broken only by the family chickens wandering idly through the garden.But for the last few months, life for this 17-year-old has been anything but peaceful.She was forced to leave school when she donned the hijab - or Islamic headscarf - in March, after the Kosovan government banned them in state schools.

  • Slideshow: Opponents and supporters protest at the site of the 'Ground Zero mosque'. It was somewhat ironic to see two groups fully expressing their First Amendment rights over a story which essentially involves the freedom of expression and religion.By most accounts the opponents to the Park51 project outnumbered supporters.Police had to keep the two sides separated over fears of violence.Opponents unveiled one banner that displayed a woman being tortured and stoned under Sharia law. Another setup involved an Arab mannequin on top of two mock missiles. The message of the opponents seemed to be that Islam is a religion of violence, an obviously debatable point for supporters.

  • HT:Amnon&Jonathan.Pakistan's ex-spy Chief blames Israeli Mossad &U.S. Air Force for WTC attack.Q: So what makes you think Osama wasn't behind Sept. 11? A: From a cave inside a mountain or a peasant's hovel? Let's be serious. Osama inspires countless millions by standing up for Islam against American and Israeli imperialism. He doesn't have the means for such a sophisticated operation.

  • Study Links Chronic Fatigue to Virus Class.When the journal Science published an attention-grabbing study last fall linking chronic fatigue syndrome to a recently discovered retrovirus, many experts remained skeptical — especially after four other studies found no such association.Now a second research team has reported a link between the fatigue syndrome and the same class of virus, a category known as MRV-related viruses. In a paper published Monday by The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists found gene sequences from several MRV-related viruses in blood cells from 32 out of 37 chronic-fatigue patients but only 3 of 44 healthy ones.The researchers did not find XMRV, the specific retrovirus identified in patients last fall. But by confirming the presence of a cluster of genetically similar viruses, the new study represents a significant advance, experts and advocates say. “I think it settles the issue of whether the initial report was real or not,” said K. Kimberly McCleary, president of the CFIDS Association of America, the leading organization for people with chronic fatigue syndrome.

  • Obama Stem Cell Regulations Temporarily Blocked.A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked Obama administration regulations expanding stem cell research.The nonprofit group Nightlight Christian Adoptions contends that the government's new guidelines will decrease the number of human embryos available for adoption.more here.

  • Miners in Chile could be trapped for months, must overcome severe mental trauma (Video).33 gold miners in Chile could be trapped underground for four months according to engineers. Psychologists believe the miners must overcome major psychological trauma during confinement 2300 feet below the earth's surface.

  • 22-year-old Mexico woman crowned Miss Universe.A 22-year-old Mexico woman won the Miss Universe pageant Monday night after donning a flowing red gown and telling an audience it's important to teach kids family values.Jimena Navarrete of Guadalajara was first contestant to answer an interview question onstage and the last of 83 standing in the headline-grabbing pageant on the Las Vegas Strip."I want to give my parents a big hug," she said at a news conference after the pageant. "There was a lot of effort and a lot of sacrifice."

  • Pont-Saint-Esprit poisoning: Did the CIA spread LSD?Nearly 60 years ago, a French town was hit by a sudden outbreak of hallucinations, which left five people dead and many seriously ill. For years it was blamed on bread contaminated with a psychedelic fungus - but that theory is now being challenged.

  • NY Times scoop: Carteret Islands expected to be under water by 2015.If a Country Sinks Beneath the Sea, Is It Still a Country?Among them: If a country disappears, is it still a country? Does it keep its seat at the United Nations? Who controls its offshore mineral rights? Its shipping lanes? Its fish?And if entire populations are forced to relocate -- as could be the case with citizens of the Maldives, Tuvalu, Kiribati and other small island states facing extinction -- what citizenship, if any, can those displaced people claim?Until recently, such questions of sovereignty and human rights have been the domain of a scattered group of lawyers and academics. But now the Republic of the Marshall Islands -- a Micronesian nation of 29 low-lying coral atolls in the North Pacific -- is campaigning to stockpile a body of knowledge it hopes will turn international attention to vulnerable countries' plights.
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