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Monday, August 30, 2010

Dishonored: The Real Racist Face of the Anti-Beck Left Exposed

MFS - The Other News

                         Afternoon Posting.

  • Key Charlie Crist Ally Hosted Hamas Fundraiser in Florida Mosque.A key Muslim ally of Florida Governor and US Senate candidate Charlie Crist, Imam Muhammad Musri, hosted a fundraiser in Orlando for the terrorist group Hamas in June 2009, and a camera crew from ACT for America infiltrated the event held at Masjid Al-Rahman, Musri’s mosque, to record the proceedings. Imam Musri, head of the Islamic Society of Central Florida, serves on Crist’s Faith-Based and Community Advisory Council and was appointed by Crist to his 2010 Sunshine Census Committee. The Orlando Hamas fundraiser featured as its keynote speakers former UK parliamentarian George Galloway and Mahdi Bray of the Muslim American Society-Freedom, and was intended to raise money for Galloway’s Viva Palestina organization.Read the full story here.

  • Two Men on United Flight from Chicago Arrested on 'Preparation of a Terrorist Attack' in Amsterdam.Two men taken off a Chicago-to-Amsterdam United Airlines flight in the Netherlands have been charged by Dutch police with "preparation of a terrorist attack," U.S. law enforcement officials tell ABC News.U.S. officials said the two appeared to be travelling with what were termed "mock bombs" in their luggage. "This was almost certainly a dry run, a test," said one senior law enforcement official.A spokesman for the Dutch public prosecutor, Ernst Koelman, confirmed the two men were arrested this morning and said "the investigation is ongoing." He said the arrests were made "at the request of American authorities." Full story here.

  • Arrests made in maid's nail torture, Sri Lankan officials say.A Saudi employer and his wife, who are accused of torturing a Sri Lankan housemaid by hammering nails into her body, have been arrested in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, officials at the Sri Lankan External Affairs Ministry said Monday.Saudi Arabian authorities could not be reached immediately for verification.No further details were available.The two suspects have not been named.Read the whole story here.

  • Oval Office Extreme Makeover?On the President’s first day back in the office from vacation, facing a deteriorating economic horizon, one Internet site is claiming he has returned to a newly redecorated Oval Office, complete with new carpets and drapes.Read the full story here.

  • HT:The JawaReport.Video:Ground Zero Imam - Osama bin Laden would run for office if the Saudis would only let him.Because we know that bin Laden is a Democrat at heart.

  • HT:Israel Matzav.Secret showdown set for Islamic charity.Josh Gerstein reports on a closed door hearing taking place at the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th circuit in New Orleans on Monday. The hearing relates to the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), which was one of the organizations named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial One of the nation’s most prominent Muslim organizations, the North American Islamic Trust, is set to face off with the U.S. government in a federal appeals court Monday.The reputation of the group, known as NAIT, may well hang in the balance, but don’t bother trying to attend the court session this afternoon before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. In a highly unusual move, judges have — without explanation — ordered the arguments closed to the public. The jurists have also put under wraps all of the briefs the two sides filed in the appeal.Read the whole thing here.

  • Iranian Neda’s Mother Appeals to the International Community.In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Neda Agha Soltan’s mother, Hajar Rostami, appealed to international human rights organizations and the international court in The Hague to help prosecute her daughter’s murderer.More than one year after Neda Agha Soltan’s shocking death before the eyes of the world, her mother is seeking justice.Read the full story here

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.Video to be shown in Congress on Monday of 'Palestinians' saying in English what they usually only say in Arabic.David Bedein of Israel Behind the News is going to be in Congress on Monday showing a video called For the Sake of the Nakba, which details the connection between UNRWA and the 'Palestinian Authority,' and how 'Palestinian' children are taught 'martyrdom' in school. For once, you will see and hear the 'Palestinians' saying the same things in English that they say in Arabic. I have that video here.

  • NYC community board head wants interfaith center.The chairwoman of the community board that voted for a proposal to put a mosque near ground zero says an interfaith center should be added.She says a space shared by Muslims, Christians and Jews would bring people together.I thought a place like that existed already it's called Israel and we all know how well that works.Read the full story here.

  • Irish groups to buy ship for new Gaza aid flotilla.Public figures, journalists, activists plan to join flotilla carrying aid to Hamas-ruled territory in second attempt to breach Israeli blockade.Soon there will be so many ships there,that you can walk to gaza going from one ship to another?Read the whole story here.

  • Glenn Beck is the White Malcolm X.Glenn Beck's weekend speech was reminiscent of the radical 1960s black separatist leader: Both terrify mainstream liberals and shed politics for a message of spiritual uplift. As hundreds of thousands gathered in Washington, D.C. for Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally, one couldn’t help but notice a powerful nostalgia for an America that is slipping away.Read the full story here.

  • Kashmir protest after man injured by police gunfire.Protesters have clashed with police in Indian-administered Kashmir after a relative of a senior separatist leader was injured by police gunfire.Read the full story here.More here:Police opened fire after residents in Srinagar, the main city in Indian Kashmir, attacked them with stones, an officer said on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to talk to reporters.Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims peacefully protested against Indian rule at several other places in the region after noon prayers at mosques. Protesters reject Indian sovereignty over Kashmir and want to form a separate country, or merge with Pakistan.It's amazing how the BBC their version differs with the Indian version of the facts.

  • There is no struggle between Islam and America, imam says.Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said opposition to the project was being led by a “tiny, vociferous minority” but he trusted the wisdom of Americans to act in the spirit of the US constitution."In a recent CNN poll, nearly 70 percent of all Americans oppose building a mosque at Ground Zero, even in light of First Amendment rights."Well Mr Iman that sure is a tiny minority isen't it???" Read more here.

  • Ground Zero Imam has history of tenant troubles; N.J. apartments in need of repair.The Muslim cleric at the center of the proposed mosque and community center near Ground Zero is also a New Jersey landlord who got more than $2 million in public financing to renovate low-income apartments and has been beset for years by tenant complaints and financial problems.Page after page of municipal health records examined by The Record show repeated complaints ranging from failure to pick up garbage, to rat and bedbug infestations and no heat and hot water.Cynthia Balko, 48, of Union City — a longtime tenant of Rauf’s — said she’s had to live with rats, leaks and no heat: “I don’t have anything nice to say about the man.”She finds it hard to believe Rauf’s going to build a world-class Islamic community center, with fitness facilities, auditorium, restaurant, library, culinary school and art studios, as well as a Sept. 11 memorial and space for Muslim prayer services.“He can’t even repair the bells in the hallway. He doesn’t take care of his properties. But he’s going to take care of a mosque?”Read the full story here.

  • Brewer condemns report to UN mentioning Ariz. law.Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer demanded Friday that a reference to the state's controversial immigration law be removed from a State Department report to the United Nations' human rights commissioner.The U.S. included its legal challenge to the law on a list of ways the federal government is protecting human rights.In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Brewer says it is "downright offensive" that a state law would be included in the report, which was drafted as part of a UN review of human rights in all member nations every four years."The idea of our own American government submitting the duly enacted laws of a state of the United States to 'review' by the United Nations is internationalism run amok and unconstitutional," Brewer wrote.Read the whole thing here.

  • Iran calls Carla Bruni a 'prostitute'.Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the French First Lady, has been called a “prostitute” by Iran after she criticised the country’s decision to stone a woman to death.It seems it took the MSM 3 days to carry the story that i had 3 days ago on MFS.Read the whole thing here.

  • Rift Imperils Ground Zero Mosque.New revelations about the owner of the Ground Zero mosque building could mean a split between him and the project's influential imam, making it unlikely to ever get built.Sharif El-Gamal, 37, the owner of the building at the center of the storm over the construction of a "ground zero mosque," is a quintessential American story, a man who went from waiting tables in New York's A-list restaurants to buying and selling properties.But new revelations are emerging that present a very different narrative. And it could lead to a split between the forces behind the mosque.Read the whole story here.

  • HT:Suckersonparade.Barry and Michelle Come a Visitin.Today the President and first....Lady flew into the great city of New Orleans to pay us a visit and celebrate the devastation and destruction of the city by his predecessor George W. Bush and that little storm that blew through five years ago. Inconspicuously absent were former Mayor Ray "I'm riding this sucker out in Dallas" Nagan, and former Governor Kathleen "What the hell am I suppose to do about it" Blanco. But all an all it was a star studded show of democrat losers that have managed to entertain most of the country with our political nonsense since reconstruction.Read the full story here.

  • Turkey's trade ties with Iran is growing.Referring to the growing trend of IRI-Turkey trade ties, the Turkish Foreign Trade Minister said we expect the volume of trade exchange between the two countries to be increased by 80 percent by the end of 2010.Those sanctions on Iran are working great Mr President.Read more here.

  • Turkey At A Crossroads.As Turkey heads toward a historic referendum on September 12 on proposed changes to its constitution, two opposing pictures of the country are emerging. One is of a country capable of peaceful progress and reform; the other is of one beset by endless, destructive internal divisions.This position has enabled the party to implement sweeping reforms over the last eight years that previous coalition governments had been unwilling or unable to advance. But it has also created strong resentment within the state bureaucracy and the army, which had de facto ruled the country for decades. They suspect that the AK party, because of its Islamist history, is gradually diverting Turkey from its secular, democratic path -- a charge the AK party vehemently rejects.Read the full story here.

MFS - The Other News

                          Morning Posting.

  • Glenn Beck's Rally: How Many Were Really There?Just when you thought "the media" couldn't make bigger fools of themselves, along comes their buffoonish treatment of the attendance at yesterday's Glenn Beck rally at the Lincoln Memorial. Most danced around the issue, falling back on the stock "thousands" or "tens of thousands" weasels. But there was one twit among them who spilled the beans. CBS went on the record: Glenn Beck Rally Attracts Estimated 87,000.Fortunately, we have better ways to judge the size of the crowd than to rely on Dan Rather's news organization. MLK's famed 1963 "I Have a Dream" rally was held on the same ground, and the accepted figure is 250,000.So lets compare the images here.

  • Hundreds of paid women attend Gaddafi’s Islam lecture.Gadhafi gives lesson on Islam to young Italians.Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi gave a lesson on Islam and copies of the Quran to a few hundred young Italian women Sunday as he arrived in Rome for his fourth visit in a year.It was the second time the Libyan leader - who travels with female bodyguards and fancies himself a self-styled feminist - had staged such an event for Italian women, who were recruited by a modeling agency and paid an undisclosed sum to attend.Read the full story here.

  • Gunman shoots dead six people and wounds 14 in Slovakia capital.A gunman killed six people and wounded 14 others after opening fire in the Slovakia capital Bratislava today.The man, who has not been identified, shot a passers-by and fire through windows into buildings in the Devinska Nova Ves district of the city.Four women and two men were killed and a three-year-old child is among the injured.Full story here.More here.

  • Hot Post: This is Why People Think Obama’s a Muslim.Everything that President Obama has done to disgrace America up until today has just been a warm up for what his administration has just done.What does “Islam” translate as? Submission.That is the central tenet of the brutal, religious ideology that we face today. Muslims must submit to Allah and infidels must submit to Muslims. And in prostrating the United States before the thugocracy of the United Nations that is precisely what the Sharia Law President has done. It’s really no different than letting Park 51 be built.At what point will the Left and Islam actually become one entity? Their Unholy Alliance is already firmly established as the progressive dry-humping of the 9/11 mosque demonstrates beyond dispute.I’m thinking sooner rather than later.Read the whole thing here.

  • The Real Incitement to Violence.Pro-mosque media advocates have of course gleefully jumped on the stabbing of a Muslim cabbie to accuse anyone critical of a massive Islamic structure being built near Ground Zero of inciting violence. Bloomberg has already invited the cabbie to City Hall to honor him. Apparently getting stabbed in New York City is now an honor, at least if the stabbee is politically convenient talking point.The trick isn't to be a Muslim cabbie who gets attacked in the course of his job, but to be attacked at a moment when a politician and his press lackeys need you to make a point.Read the full story here.

  • 2,000-year-old Greek Orthodox faith in its ancient homeland Turkey almost eradicated.Turkish law requires the patriarch to be a citizen. But the Orthodox community in Turkey, an overwhelmingly Muslim country, has fallen to some 3,000 from 120,000 a half-century ago, drastically shrinking the pool of potential future patriarchs.Read the full story here.

  • Miller: U.S. Going Bankrupt, States Need Control.Tea Party-Backed Alaskan Challenger Wants Less Federal Money; Must Look at Option to Privatize Social Security."I don't think anybody can [claim] - sitting at $13.3 trillion in absolute debt, by some estimates $130 trillion in future unfunded obligations - that we are in any way in a good financial state," Miller said. Read the rest of the story here.

  • Obama Amnesty Is Here.Concerned about the Obama administration's plan to grant amnesty to illegal aliens? Guess what. It's already happening.Read the full story here.

  • Iran to make long-range artillery ammo.Teheran unveils advance in arsenal, demands US change attitude.Iran unveiled a new artillery shell on Sunday, vastly improving its arsenal's range. Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said the new 130 millimeter advanced artillery shells will be far outstrip the previous capabilities of the Islamic Republic's army, Press TV reported on Sunday. “This ammunition uses solid propellants and act like ballistic missiles,” the Iranian defense minister noted.Vahidi also lauded Iranian experts in the arms production division of the country's defense industries for their efforts to further enhance the range of the artillery ammunition from 27 to 42 kilometers.Such a peace loving country?Read the whole story here.

  • Obama says he ignored Beck rally.President Obama chuckles when Brian Williams asks him about polls that show may Americans still believe he is a Muslim. He says he doesn't pay much attention to those polls, because "I can't spend all my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead.""I don't think the American people want me to spend all my time on it," he says.Obama is clearly intent on casting himself as above the political fray, saying American politics is in its "silly season." For example, he swears he didn't watch any of Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally on the National Mall yesterday and says he doesn't find it surprising that "a Glenn Beck can stir up some of the people." "I'm making decisions that are not necessarily good for the nightly news and not good for the next election, but for the next generations,Of golfers" he says.So said Comrade Mao?Full story here.

  • HT:IslaminEurope.Wilders: 'Our culture ... is better than the retarded Islamic culture'.Geert Wilders was interviewed on Australian TV show Dateline, and the interview is already making headlines for his use of the phrase 'retarded Islamic culture'.Read the full story here.

  • Top 10 Islamist Victories Against Free Speech.Racking up victories against our Islamist enemy on the military and counterterrorism fronts will ultimately count for naught if we lose the Clash of Civilizations on the cultural front. The stealth jihadists know how to strike where we are culturally weak, patiently eroding our freedoms and pressing for special concessions for Islam and sharia. Their number one goal? Pressing for limits on our free speech in order to prevent criticism of Islam, thus hamstringing us in our efforts to even identify, much less combat our enemy’s ideology.What follows is a list, in more or less chronological order, of ten significant victories we have handed the Islamists that are diminishing our most precious and unique freedom. How much more ground are we going to cede to our enemy in the name of political correctness and multicultural self-hatred?Read the full story here.

  • Oh Lord: Why Iran's National Search Engine Will Likely Fail.If Iran goes ahead with the plan, it wouldn't be the first. China is making a foray into national search and there are reports that a working prototype of a Russian search engine could appear soon. National search engines are potentially worrisome as they could be one of the first steps toward closed societies creating national intranets. If you're lucky enough to even get on the Internet, it would be a sanitized world, where only pictures of the great leader and sycophantic state media would be piped into your home by state-run broadband.Full story here.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

MFS -The Other News

                         Afternoon Posting.

  • ANALYSIS-Sharia law threatens Moscow control in Muslim Chechnya.Aspects of sharia law imposed in Muslim Chechnya in recent months are inching the republic closer to autonomy and posing a renewed threat to Kremlin control, analysts say.Earlier this month Chechnya's spiritual leader successfully ordered the shutting down of all eateries during the holy month of Ramadan. Separately, many women said they had been harassed by men for not wearing headscarves in what some of the assailants said were instructions from religious authorities.The Ramadan orders followed words of praise from Kadyrov who told state TV he was grateful to attackers who targeted women with paintball pellets in June for not wearing headscarves.Read the full story here.

  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright: Obama Muslim myth believers 'psychopaths'.The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Barack Obama's controversial former pastor, referred to people who wrongly believe Obama is Muslim as "psychopaths" during a fiery sermon Sunday in Arkansas.Read the full story here.

  • Undercurrents below the Ground Zero mosque.Overall, the message that emerges from this discourse can hardly be missed: When Muslim grievance is at question,America is the culprit.I have been trying hard to find an explanation for the intense controversy surrounding the Cordoba Initiative, whereby 71 percent of Americans object to the proposed project of building a mosque next to Ground Zero.I cannot agree with the theory that such broad resistance represents Islamophobic sentiments, nor that it is a product of a “rightwing” smear campaign against one imam or another.Americans are neither bigots nor gullible.Deep sensitivity to the families of 9/11 victims was cited as yet another explanation, but this too does not answer the core question.Read the rest of the story here.

  • Mosque owes big  224G tax.The mosque developers are tax deadbeats.Sharif El-Gamal, the leading organizer behind the mosque and community center near Ground Zero, owes $224,270.77 in back property tax on the site, city records show.El-Gamal's company, 45 Park Place Partners, failed to pay its half-yearly bills in January and July, according to the city Finance Department.The delinquency is a possible violation of El-Gamal's lease with Con Edison, which owns half of the proposed building site on Park Place. El-Gamal owns the other half but must pay taxes on the entire parcel.Read the full story here

  • More millions of displaced people in Sindh as military confirms killing of volunteers.The Indus River broke its banks today near Thatta. Two more weeks of rain are expected. "The floods seem determined to outrun our efforts,” UN says. Three humanitarian workers are abducted and killed; others are wounded. Taliban want to take aid and redistribute in order to gain support.“Foreign aid workers were working in Mingora and surrounding areas. On 23 August, they were returning to their base when a group of Taliban attacked their van, injuring five or six people, and abducting three foreigners,” said Atif-ur-Rehman, district co-ordination officer. The bodies of the three volunteers were recovered only in the morning of 25 August.Read the full story here.

  • 2 families attacked in Qalandiya after losing their way.Two Israeli couples, their kids accidentally enter refugee camp, get pelted with stones by locals. 'We already said our last prayers,' one passenger says. Palestinian gas station worker eventually helps them find way out.Two Israeli families accidentally entered the Qalandiya refugee camp and were pelted with stones on Saturday. "We already said our last prayers," one of the passengers said. They eventually found their way out with the help of a Palestinian gas station worker.Read the full story here.

  • The Age of Apostasy.So it was with some interest that I heard a human rights activist say that Maher El-Gohary’s daughter sought President Obama’s help to get the her conversion recognized before she became an adult in order to avoid liability for a more severe punishment for apostasy if she officially changed religion later. After all, if President Obama is so hot on the right to build a mosque near Ground Zero he might be expected to sympathize with a 16-year-old who just wanted to become a Christian because his “commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable.” Of course her request was ignored. The reality is that presidents are too busy to help obscure Egyptian families, although they are not too busy to attend Ramadan dinners to endorse $100 million mosques. Justice under politics is like that.Read the full story here,with video. 

  • Obama’s Failure in Sudan.When President Obama was seeking the White House, he criticized Republicans for not doing enough on Darfur and insisted that he would make Sudan a priority.Yet these days, Mr. Obama is presiding over an incoherent, contradictory and apparently failing Sudan policy. There is a growing risk that Sudan will be the site of the world’s bloodiest war in 2011, and perhaps a new round of genocide as well. This isn’t America’s fault, but neither are we using all of our leverage to avert it.There are plenty of bogus reasons for criticizing Mr. Obama’s foreign policy, but this is a legitimate one. And in a place like Sudan, American diplomatic malpractice could lead to hundreds of thousands of deaths.Read the full story here

  • How can any American not approve of Glenn Beck's rally?In Beck's own words, the 'Restoring Honor' event was non-partisan. It would simply be about Americans, all kinds of Americans, expressing a desire to stand strong with our founding principles. All of us should be able to relate in 'faith, hope, and charity' as we look to 'divine providence' for guidance.Full story here.

  • Fears of new Mohammed crisis.Jyllands-Postens culture editor is to release a new book including a page containing a reprint of controversial caricatures.A leading U.S. terrorism expert has warned of renewed tensions between the Muslim world and Denmark in connection with plans by Jyllands-Postens Culture Editor Flemming Rose to release a book in which caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed are reprinted.In his ‘The tyranny of silence’ Rose studies the 12 controversial caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed, which were first published in Jyllands-Posten in 2005.Full story here.

  • HT:IslaminEurope.Brussels: Serbs vs. Muslims.Brussels: Serbs vs. MuslimsIn fights before and after the Anderlecht - Partizan Belgrade Champions League qualifications match, two fans of the Serbian champion were seriously injured . The fans challenged a group of immigrant youths next to the Brussels South stations. Two Serbians were badly injured. One of them is in intensive care at Saint Peter's Hospital and his life is in danger. According to the latest reports, he is brain-dead.Full story here.

  • Obama: Iraq begins and ends with I, I, I.If his weekly address is any indication, the American electorate will have to wait for some other opportunity for its Chief Executive to show a little class. Try to count all of the self-references as Obama sprains his shoulder through overly enthusiastic backpatting:Total mentions of Bush: zero. Total mentions of victory: zero. Total mentions of “I” in speech: six, including the three in the excerpt above.Full story here

  • Video:LaRouche Supporter With Obama/Hitler Sign Roughed Up By Security at Alaska State Fair. As odious as some political messages are, one doubts the founding fathers' vision of free speech and assembly is exemplified by the actions of the private security guards in this video. The first three minutes show the attempts that were made to peacefully expel the man with the sign showing President Obama with a Hitler mustache.

  • Diana West: Islam outlaws all the things that allow Bloomberg to tolerate it."We are Americans, each with an equal right to worship and pray where we choose," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said this week. "There is nowhere in the five boroughs that is off limits to any religion."Our founding documents guarantee that - and not just in the five boroughs.But the unprecedented furor over plans for a mosque complex at ground zero tells us there is a coalescing sense that Islam is more than a "mere" religion as non-Muslims conceive of "religion." It is becoming clear to people, despite the gag of political correctness, that there's a reason "Islam" means "submission."Read the rest of the story here.

  • Exclusive Transcript: Al Sharpton's 'I Have a Scheme' Speech, Keynote Address of the 8/28 'Restoring Dishonor' Counter Protest.Cub Reporter Biff Spackle files this report from Al Sharpton's 'Restoring Dishonor' counter-protest in Washington, DC.Full story here.

  • Examiner Editorial: Think the economy is bad? Worse is coming.Economic prospects continue to grow gloomier as the Commerce Department on Friday revised the second-quarter growth rate substantially downward from the initial estimate of 2.4 percent to a mere 1.6 percent. Just to stay on an even keel in terms of job creation, the growth rate needs to be at least 3 percent. It has averaged only 2.9 percent for the past four quarters. Virtually every key economic indicator is pointing in either the wrong direction or is barely leaning to the positive side.Read the full story here.

MFS - The Other News

                          Morning Posting.

  • Your President Just Handed The Immigration Issue Over To The New World Order.True to his narcissistic nature, the President has not only done it again, he has out done himself. By pursuing the unnecessary and costly legal battle over illegal immigration with Jan Brewer's state legislature, President Obama has issued a report on human rights to the UN. According to writer, Ben Johnson, the report contains the typical delusions of grandeur often engaged in when describing Obama's own actions.Is there something wrong with this picture, or are we going to allow more erosion of state's rights and the liberties of US citizens by the left? If they can't win in the US court system or in the court of public opinion than Obama quickly diverts to another cowardly, and underhanded tactic toward publicly unsupported amnesty. Is it not time for us to stop this insanity? I ask you if these actions by the president are not traitorous?Read the whole thing here.

  • Coming August 31: ‘Direct Access’ Stimulus Grants for the Muslim Brotherhood.On August 31, this coming Tuesday, the Muslim Brotherhood-associated “Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations” (CCMO) will bring 25-30 Muslim leaders of 20 national Muslim groups to attend a special workshop presented by the White House and U.S. Government agencies.The workshop will apparently provide special access for these Muslim Brotherhood organizations: the organizers pledge to provide “direct access” and “cut through red tape.” Government and Muslim groups will hold an Iftar dinner (breaking the fast of Ramadan) after the workshop.The event was announced in an email newsletter sent August 27 by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism finance trial, long associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, the global Islamist network.Read the full scandal story here.Flashback:The Muslim Brotherhood (terrorists) Invited To Obama Speech.

  • Mosul Catholic killed by Islamic extremists after kidnapping.The family had paid a ransom .The family are delivered a corpse after paying 15,000 dollars ransom. For Islamic extremists to kill a Christian during the holy month of Ramadan is a meritorious action. Concerns about widespread insecurity, after the withdrawal of Americans and the lack of a government more than five months after the elections.How can this be after the President declared "Iraq is a succes"?Read the full story here.

  • Video:Restoring America: A View From the Crowd.Home video records the scene at Glenn Beck's 'Restoring America' rally in Washington DC.

  • The role of information in American "Islamophobia".One theme in the recent MSM hand-wringing about America's alleged "Islamophobia" is the notion that Americans are giving Muslims a more difficult time now than they did in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.Read the full story here.

  • 'Obama will get Israel nuked' say protesters at Glenn Beck rally.Tens of thousands rally in Washington at 'Restoring Honor' event organized by Fox personality; Protester: Obama wants to see Israel annihilated."He [Obama] will get Israel nuked," said 61-year-old Victoria Nikolov from New York, who had left home at 1 a.m. in order to make it to the rally on time. "He's not doing anything to prevent [Iran from developing nuclear weapons]. I came here to protect you, even though I'm not Jewish, and to restore the constitutional republic to this country.""And he arranged peace talks in Washington?" he asked. "It's all for show. I believe that if he could, he would rather see Israel annihilated. I don't think he believes Israel belongs to the Jews. I think he sympathizes with terrorists. I believe he is an anti-Semite."Read the whole story here.

  • Ground Zero Declaration Challenges Muslims.After the affirmation, it lists four prticular items: freedom of religion, equal protection, human dignity and peaceful assembly & free speech.In that fourth item, it specifies freedom to criticize religions, which will stick in Islam's eye like a sharp grain of sand.Read the whole thing here.

  • Turkish PM criticizes Europeans of not helping Turkey in exterminating the Kurds combatting terrorism.The Turkish prime minister criticized on Saturday the European countries of not extending sufficient assistance and support to Turkey in countering terrorism.Premier Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said European countries, that seemed as Turkey's friend, had not fully fulfilled the requirements of that friendship so far."Their (the terrorist organization's) financial resources are mainly coming from Europe as well as their income from illicit drug trafficking and human trafficking," Erdoğan told a televised interview. Erdoğan said Germany had never behaved sincerely, neither did France, Belgium and the Netherlands.Now this statement might help you for sure to get in to the EU?Full story here.

  • HT:TundraTabloids.Video:Thomas Sowell : Obama's dismantling of America.....In introducing his new book, Thomas Sowell asserts that the Obama administration "is the embodiment, the personification, and the culmination of dangerous trends that began decades ago," trends that are "dismantling America." Sowell sees this in the dismantling of marriage, of culture, and of self-government.

  • Swedish cosmetics firm spied on us: Iran.Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi accused Swedish cosmetics firm Oriflame on Saturday of trying to harm Iran's security after five of its employees were arrested amid allegations of espionage."Oriflame intended to fight the (Iranian) system. There are no economic reasons behind the company," Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi was quoted by state television as telling reporters at the Imam Khomeini mausoleum in Tehran.Full fairytale story here.

  • RESTORING HONOR RALLY – 500,000 Patriots Gather to Honor America.The patriotic crowd that had already gathered at the Lincoln Memorial today in our nation’s capital stood and sang “God Bless America” at 6:30 AM during a sound check.No wonder the left hates these guys.Read the whole story here.

  • Means of transportation for Glenn Beck rally-goers becomes a matter of controversy.The pictures from Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally (seen below) show a visually impressive crowed. Thousands of people can be seen spanning the entire Lincoln Memorial and leaking into nearby green areas and the Washington Monument. Early media reports had as many as 300,000 being at the rally. Beck claimed the real number might be as high as 500,000. Over the coming days pundits will debate the size of crowd, but nearly everyone agrees that it was an impressive showing.More here and here.

  • Ht:IsraelMatzav.IRS won't answer questions about Z Street.Ben Smith has been beating his head against the wall trying to get the IRS to comment on the Z Street case.Internal Revenue Service spokesman Bruce Friedland hasn't responded to my inquiries about the general questions raised about a pro-Israel group's lawsuit against the IRS: Whether there's actually a unit giving special scrutiny to groups linked to the Middle East conflict, and whether their policy stands figure into that consideration in any way.Read the whole thing here.

  • Libertarians’ Leftist Love Affair with Islam.Libertarians are having a leftist-style love affair with Islam. They defend Islam while trashing America as the violent oppressor of Muslims, the Middle East, and freedom. And they side with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf against the Ground Zero mosque protesters, saying America caused 9/11 and “the Imam is right” in his claims that “America has more blood on its hands than al Qaeda.”Read the full story here.

  • Who answered Glenn Beck's call to rally in Washington?Some individuals at Mr Beck's rally said honour and morality had diminished in the US because of the separation of government and religion.Beck denied he had timed the event to coincide with the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech, made on the very same spot.But the coincidence was too much for those still angry at Beck's characterisation of the first black US president, Barack Obama, as a "racist" and someone with "a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture".Read what the BBC had to say about the rally here.

  • Park51 developer Sharif El-Gamal has a history of run-ins with the law.Years before his latest real-estate project ignited an uproar, Sharif El-Gamal racked up at least seven run-ins with the law, including a bust for patronizing a prostitute.Read the whole story here.

  • Video:Syrian Author Muhammad Nimr Al-Madani: In Many Countries, the Jews Kill People and Mix Their Blood with the Matza of Zion; The Old Testament Describes How to Build a Crematorium.

  • Chris Matthews: Who Stole America?Chris Matthews played Joe McCarthy today on Hardball.Furiously commenting on Glenn Beck’s rally taking place today in Washington DC, he went absolutely berserk.“Who stole America? I want to know, who stole America? Give me the names. Who stole America?”It’s striking that he doesn’t know the answer to his own question. And it shows how out of touch the media elites and the political class really are with the American people. Who stole America? The Progressive Left stole America, Chris. Read the rest here.

  • Muslim Bullying At the Happiest Place On Earth.A Muslim Disneyland Resort hotel employee, Imane Boudlal, has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over Disney’s refusal to let her wear a hijab in front of customers. Now, the Council on American-Islamic Relations is involved, and they’re crying religious discrimination. But is it? Unfortunately for CAIR and Boudlal, the case isn’t quite so cut and dried. This seems to be yet another case of Muslim bullying, this time at the happiest place on Earth.Read the whole thing here.

  • Full Transcript for the Video "Three Things About Islam".A GROUP calling themselves “White Roses” created a video to inform non-Muslims about Islam. The video is named “Three Things About Islam You Didn't Know,” and has just passed the one million mark on YouTube. It has been viewed over a million times in less than six weeks!Full story here.

  • Video:To Fast or Not to Fast: Ramadan in Morocco.Below is a news report in French about the conflict in Morocco over the Ramadan fast. There was a time when Morocco was known for its relative tolerance towards Islamic practices, but all that has changed. The scope for secularized behavior has narrowed, with Islamic zealots pressuring the government to crack down on sharia scofflaws during the holy month.

    Saturday, August 28, 2010

    MFS - The Other News

                             Afternoon Posting.

    • Top economists: The second Great Depression has arrived.David Rosenberg, market guru, has officially declared that the US economy is in a state of depression, and he sees the economic superpowers woes worsening.Citing the period from 1929 to 1932 and the eerie similarities, Rosenberg said, "We may well be reliving history here. If you're keeping score, we have recorded four quarterly advances in real GDP, and the average is only 3 percent." The same happened during the early 1930s stock market rebound of 50 percent after the 1929 crash.If all that's not enough, Griffiths points out that the United States' shrinking M3 money supply now matches the average decline seen from 1929 to 1933.Despite the gloom and doom, it's best to remember that things could always be worse. How? Well, an asteroid could hit Earth tomorrow.Read the whole story here.

    • Google Maps Misplaces Lincoln Memorial!A curious thing has been happening on Google Maps -- the Lincoln Memorial is being misplaced in favor of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, which is a good half a mile south of the more famous memorial.According to the Geographic Travels blog, this "misplacement" has been happening for about two days now. Typing "Lincoln Memorial" into the regular Google search bar brings up a number of listings related to the Lincoln Memorial, yet shows a map of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial.Is this a Google Maps glitch, or could this have anything to do with the fact that conservative radio and TV host Glenn Beck is holding a controversial "non-political" rally at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday?"Change you can't believe in?Full story here.Google and the CIA invest in analytics firm.

    • Beck talks faith in rally coinciding with anniversary of King's speech.But Lloyd Marcus, another black Republican, said he supported Beck's efforts."Go Beck," he said. "This is a fantastic rally and the people there don't give a hoot about race.At a preview event Friday night attended by more than 2,500 followers, Mr. Beck described the event as a revolution – “the beginning of the end of darkness.”"More here and here.Beck, Palin tell thousands to 'restore America'.

    • Video:Saudi Arabians Torture Employees-'Hammer Nails' Into Sri Lankan Housemaid, her testimony here.

    • FBI data: Hate crimes against Muslims rare!Numbers have declined over recent years, but above pre-Sept. 11 level.WASHINGTON-Hate crimes directed against Muslims remain relatively rare, notwithstanding the notoriety gained by incidents such as recent vandalism at the Madera Islamic Center. Jews, lesbians, gay men and Caucasians, among others, are all more frequently the target of hate crimes, FBI records show. Reported anti-Muslim crimes have declined over recent years, though they still exceed what occurred prior to the 9-11 terrorist attacks."We see hate crimes generally go in spurts, and are often in relation to international or domestic events," Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Friday.Full story here.

    • Belgian cardinal offered to hush up sex case!BRUSSELS — Roman Catholic Cardinal Godfried Danneels of Belgium offered to keep a sexual molestation case against a bishop secret until the bishop retired, an official said Saturday.Full story here

    • The fatwa that governs muslim soldiers fighting in iraq and afghanistan ... make that, the fatwa that governs american muslim soldiers, and points "the way". i came across an interesting little tidbit in imam feisel abdul rauf's book, "what's right with islam: a new vision for muslims and the west,"so he fired off a request for a legal ruling from islamic authority, in the person of sheik yusuf al-qaradawi, as to whether american muslim would be permitted under islam to fight against their co-religionists there. muhammad abdur al-rashid, and american army officer, is asking a qatari sheik whether islam will permit american troops to fight in a war as directed by their chain of command. do you understand that? an american army short, we rule that american muslims must fight in this situation, because it serves the greater long terms interests of islam that he do so, in this instance.Full story here.

    • As many as 350-people in Brussels demonstrate against Iranian stoning.An estimated 350 people demonstrated this afternoon against the stoning of Iranian women Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani on the steps of the Brussels Palace of Justice.More than 60 Belgian organizations resist this and have campaigned in several cities.Worldwide there are now a total of 109 events held in 106 cities against the stoning.Full story here (Google translate).

    • The Most Fiscally Irresponsible Government in U.S. History.Current federal budget trends are capable of destroying this country.There is an instinctive conclusion among the American public that President Obama's stimulus package has failed to create a sustained recovery. Unemployment has increased, not declined; consumers have retrenched; housing starts have crashed along with mortgage applications; and there is a fear that a double-dip recession may very well be in the pipeline. The public perception, reflected in Pew Research/National Journal polls, is that the measures to combat the Great Recession have mostly helped large banks and financial institutions, and that's a view common to Republicans (75 percent) and Democrats (73 percent).Only one third of either political leaning thinks government policies have done a great deal or a fair amount for the poor.Read the full story here.

    • Turkey fumes over Iran VP's 'genocide' remark.FM Davutoglu demands explanation after Iranian Vice President Hamid Baghaei says mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Empire constituted 'genocide.' Mottaki: Iran's position was in line with Turkey's stance on the issue.Iranian Vice President Hamid Baghaei caused an uproar when he said the mass killings and deportation of Armenians during the waning days of the Ottoman Empire constituted “genocide.”“A hundred years ago the Ottoman Empire committed genocide against a certain number of Armenians,” he was quoted as saying by Iranian news agency IRNA.Full story here.

    • Iran says probe on detained U.S. hikers to end soon.Investigations into spying allegations against three American hikers detained in Iran will be completed soon, Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi said in a news report on Saturday.Full story here.

    • Bottles, stones and smoke bomb hurled during English Defence League demonstration in Bradford.Bottles, stones and a smoke bomb were thrown during demonstrations by supporters of the English Defence League and opponents from Unite Against Fascism in Bradford today.Police were forced to erect a temporary barricade around the city's Urban Gardens, where the EDL group has been meeting throughout the day.At present there is only one entrance open to the Gardens and protesters have to pass through metal detectors to gain entry.Full story here.

    • One Muslim Nation’s Brave Support of Israel.Tiny Azerbaijan, a majority Muslim nation, has taken a risky stand by befriending Israel despite attempts by Iran and Russia to destabilize her.Why choose to shake the hand of the most despised country on earth? Who is this gutsy player and why has it taken such a risk to befriend the friendless?The bond between Israel and Azerbaijan is more than a sign of friendship. It is a sign of hope.This candle lit by two nations in a world battling darkness may well be the light that restores the sight of mankind.Full story here.

    • Ladies Night With Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Iranian regime. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spent some time with the ladies this week.They decided to take a group picture.Smile Ladies!Full story here.

    • A Clarion Call to Ordinary Barbarians: It's Time to Fight.Or, if you prefer French: Aux armes, citoyens! Aux barricades!The battle for the GOP may not wait until after November. There's a real possibility we start having that fight right here and right now.The only thing necessary for the triumph of oligarchy is for good voters to do nothing. Let's stand together and fight—and let's be sure to fight together, for as Ben Franklin said, "We must all hang together, or most assuredly, we shall all hang separately." There are no other options.Full article here.

    • CNN Paints Hezbollah as More ‘Tolerant’ Than GZM Protesters.If the MSM doesn’t understand why Fox News is cleaning their clocks, one big reason is that otherwise American viewers are confronted with two choices when it comes to cable news: watch MSNBC and be called racist, or watch CNN and be dubbed Islamophobic.But then, this isn’t the first time a CNN journalist has publicly insulted his viewers (or the lack thereof).The full story here.

    • HT:AmericanThinker.Debt, Depression, Default. America is in Deep Trouble.Consumers are spending less. Small retailers are closing shop -- even cable television subscriptions are seeing a loss in revenue. Mike Shedlock of The Toledo Blade highlights America's economic woes with the following.Read the full story here.

    • Homeland Security head praises Chicago city's security cameras.U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Thursday ranked Chicago’s Big Brother network of well over 10,000 public and private surveillance cameras as one of the nation’s most extensive and integrated — and Mayor Daley wants to make it even bigger. “Expansion of cameras citywide is one of the highest priorities that will help us here in the city of Chicago,” Daley said with Napolitano at his side.

    • Vladimir Putin to drive 1,300 miles across Russia in Lada.Vladimir Putin has carefully crafted the image of a man of action over the past few years, being pictured bare-chested in various hunting shooting and fishing poses.He has been pictured fighting fires, shooting whales with a crossbow and piloting a fire fighting plane.His latest endeavour is a slight departure from his usual macho pursuits.The Russian Prime Minister is undertaking a 1,300-mile road trip across Russia's far east in a humble Lada.Compare to the American President.Full story here.

    • U.S. lays out Mideast peace plan.A U.S. peace plan calls for Israel and the Palestinians to agree on a settlement in a year and actually implement it over 10 years, Yedioth Ahronoth said.A document drawn up by the U.S. administration calls for the two sides to hold frequent meetings with the aim of reaching an agreement on final "status issues" within a year, the newspaper said Friday.Read the rest here.

    • Attack on Iran’s nuclear sites unlikely - Russian expert.A series of new military hardware tests by Iran, including missile units, has given cause for reconsidering the seemingly forgotten possibility of the republic’s conflict with the West. Among other things, experts from across the globe resumed arguing whether a US or Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities is likely to happen.

    • HT:TheEndoftheAmericanDream.50 Random Questions.In the age of the Internet our attention spans have been reduced to approximately that of a squirrel, but sometimes it is good to sit back and think about the bigger picture. What does all of this change mean? Is it good? Is it bad? What kind of a future are we headed for?This article is going to answer none of those questions.Instead, I am going to share with you a whole bunch of questions that have been stewing around in my head.Hopefully they will stimulate your thinking as much as they have mine.The following are 50 random questions for you to think about this weekend...

    • Cold empties Bolivian rivers of fish.Antarctic cold snap kills millions of aquatic animals in the Amazon.With high Andean peaks and a humid tropical forest, Bolivia is a country of ecological extremes. But during the Southern Hemisphere's recent winter, unusually low temperatures in part of the country's tropical region hit freshwater species hard, killing an estimated 6 million fish and thousands of alligators, turtles and river dolphins.Scientists who have visited the affected rivers say the event is the biggest ecological disaster Bolivia has known, and, as an example of a sudden climatic change wreaking havoc on wildlife, it is unprecedented in recorded history."In the rivers near Santa Cruz there's about 1,000 dead fish for every 100 metres of river."Read the whole thing here.

    • Heirloom Diseases.You’ve probably heard of heirloom vegetables. You know, they’re the ones that have been preserved by passing seeds down from generation to generation. Heirloom varieties are generally at least 50 years old, but many are 100 years or older.While heirloom vegetables are actually benign–and frequently very tasty–it seems to me that we are currently witnessing an alarming wave of another type of heirloom: diseases.Full story here.

    • 3 Iranian Jews killed in West Hollywood.Iranian Jewish community leaders says men found dead in apartment were not wealthy, had no criminal pasts. 'The only thing that sticks out is there was nothing significant about them,' he says.Full story here.

    • Vigilante Bedbug Exterminators.Can the dreaded pests invading America be battled with supplies from your local hardware store? Brian Ries talks to amateur exterminators facing bedbugs with nothing but do-it-yourself attitude.Full story here.

    MFS - The Other News

                              Morning Posting.

    • 148 Balochistan women, 168 kids disappeared by force, U.N. told.In a written submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council ahed of the 15th session in September, the A.L.R.C.said Pakistan is beset by grave and widespread human rights violations by various State-agencies and institutions, notably by the notorious Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and the military.The women and children have reportedly been disappeared by the Pakistani intelligence agencies for interrogation over alleged links to Balochi separatists and militant groups.

    • Undue interference in the choice of religious leaders.Turkey recognises only four religions: Sunni Islam, the Greek Orthodox Church, the Armenian Apostolic Church and Judaism. It also seeks to determine which religious leaders are elected. Foreign policy appears to shape its choices.The Turkish government continues to interfere in who leads the Greek Orthodox, Armenian Apostolic and Jewish communities. It also determines who leads the Diyanet, the Presidency of Religious Affairs, the highest Islamic religious authority in the country, Forum 18 News Service reports. This violates the rights of each religious group. The Turkish state recognises only four religions: Sunni Islam, Greek Orthodox Church, the Armenian Apostolic Church and Judaism. Other religions are neither recognised nor formally allowed; however, they are de facto tolerated. Moreover, no religious community in Turkey at present has independent legal status in its own right—which means for example that no religious community can own property.The government chooses the head of the Diyanet. Other Muslim groups are not recognised. Even if they are tolerated, the latter can be banned at any given time.Religious freedom is far fetched in Turkey unlike in the EU.

    • Relief organisations 'discriminating against Christian&Hindu flood victims': report.Christians and members of other minority religions are being treated as second-class citizens, said Father Mario Rodrigues, the Lahore-based director of Catholic Mission."They often receive little assistance or are excluded altogether," he told Fides, the Vatican's news agency. Aid is being delivered by "government officials sympathetic to Islamic fundamentalism or by Muslim relief organisations", Fides claimed in its report, citing other unnamed aid workers.About 200,000 Christians in Punjab province and about 600,000 Christians and Hindus in Sindh province have been affected by weeks of monsoon rain.

    • Hard-Line Iran Daily Calls French First Lady A Prostitute.France's first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, has come under attack by Iran's state-controlled media over her support for an Iranian woman, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who has been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery.In a letter addressed to Ashtiani, Bruni wrote last week that her husband, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, was trying to secure her release."I just can't see what good could come out of this macabre ceremony, whatever the judicial reasons put forward to justify it," Bruni wrote. "Shed your blood and deprive children of their mother, why? Because you have lived, because you have loved, because you're a woman and because you're Iranian? Everything within me refuses to accept this."Read the whole story here.

    • HT:BarenakedIslam.OBAMA slashed the entire NASA budget except for his ‘outreach to MUSLIMS ONLY’.And you thought the Regime had backpedaled on this outrageous idea? Think again. Using your tax dollars, Obama is inviting Muslims to U.S. Space Camps, even Muslims from enemy countries like Libya, home of the now set free Lockerbie bomber.

    • New book: Arab lobby rules America.New book by Mideast expert Mitchell Bard claims Arab lobby, headed by Saudis, 'has unlimited resources to try to buy what they usually cannot win on merits of their arguments'

    • Erick Stackelbeck: Rauf Is a Shariah Supremacist.Today on Frank Gaffney’s Secure Freedom Radio, CBN Terrorism Analyst Erick Stakelbeck joins Frank for a candid discussion on the traditional methods of Muslim Brotherhood operatives in the West. Erick explains how Imam Rauf’s moderate persona was intentionally cultivated in the United States in order to advance the Muslim Brotherhood’s totalitarian version of Islam under Shariah law.

    • Barack Obama 'to visit Jerusalem and Ramallah to press for peace'.President Barack Obama will visit Jerusalem in coming months to press for a Middle East peace deal to be signed this year and implemented within a decade, according to a leaked White House report.
    • One of these days a great leader will offer to lead the world into total peace. He will be recognized throughout the world as a man of peace. He will promise to solve the Middle East conflict. He will bring harmony in the ecumenical-ecclesiastical church. He will offer economic solutions to the world's problems. He will arise as a world leader of peace and prosperity and within three years and a half will become the world's greatest dictator.Beware when this man appears on the world scene. His leadership will take the world into the Great Tribulation of Terror, wars, suffering and death.

    • Brewer Condemns Report to UN Mentioning Ariz. Law.In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Brewer says it is "downright offensive" that a state law would be included in the report, which was drafted as part of a UN review of human rights in all member nations every four years."The idea of our own American government submitting the duly enacted laws of a state of the United States to 'review' by the United Nations is internationalism run amok and unconstitutional," Brewer wrote.Governor Brewer you rock!Read the whole thing here.

    • Dubai’s Grand Mufti calls for curb in marriage to foreigners.The Grand Mufti of Dubai is calling for a curb in marriages between locals and foreigners as the price of marrying native brides has soared to more than £300,000.“Emirati women are forbidden to marry foreign men. This injustice and the rise of Emirati men marrying foreign women have forced 30,000 Emirati women into spinsterhood.”

    • OK you’ve waited long enough, it’s time to get the party started. Our launch date is Sept. 8th 2010. Feel free to yell it from the rooftops. RightNetwork launches on television, web and mobile.Website - Twitter - You tube.

    • Iraqis Auction Computers Donated for Kids.U.S. Military Questions How $1.9 Million in Computers Bought by U.S. Taxpayers Were Auctioned for Less Than $50,000.The U.S. military wants to know what happened to $1.9 million worth of computers.

    • Sacrilege: The Obama-Holder 'Justice' Department Won't Pursue Trial of USS Cole Bomber, Plus: a Memo to Ace Regarding the NRSC.The Washington Post's Peter Finn reports that the Obama administration has decided not to prosecute the apparent terrorist mastermind behind the USS Cole bombing in 2000. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri had been accused of orchestrating the attack that killed 17 American sailors aboard the Cole ten years ago.

    • HT:WeaselZippers.Pentagon and DOJ Travesty: Troops Can Serve and Die.but their votes won’t necessarily count.Pentagon Grants MOVE Waiver to Five States. (What a surprise. The states getting the waivers are ALL Blue States.)

    • HT:MotherJones.Northwest and Northeast Passages Now Open."It is now possible to completely circumnavigate the Arctic Ocean in ice-free waters, and this will probably be the case for at least a month. This year marks the third consecutive year—and the third time in recorded history—that both the Northwest Passage and Northeast Passage have melted free. The Northeast Passage opened for the first time in recorded history in 2005 and the Northwest Passage in 2007. It now appears that the opening of one or both of these northern passages is the new norm, and business interests are taking note—commercial shipping in the Arctic is on the increase, and there is increasing interest in oil drilling."

    • Life in the hell hole: A makeshift casino, football, but also worrying signs of stress - Inside the mine where 33 men are trapped.Emaciated, wild-eyed and stripped to the waist, with tangled hair and whiskery, dirt-streaked faces, they look like a tribe of cavemen living in some twilight netherworld.Trapped in an eerie underground cavern where nights and days merge, they cling to survival via meagre supplies passed almost half-a-mile down a tiny borehole - their tenuous, umbilical link with the lives they left behind.Yet, watching the extraordinary first video of the 33 Chilean copper miners who have been trapped in claustrophobic torment for 24 days, and who have been told it will take months to free them, what strikes you most forcefully is their utter lack of self-pity.Read the whole thing.

    • Drought in Russia Ripples Beyond the Wheat Fields.Early reports from Russia’s harvest indicate that yields of wheat and barley are down sharply, as predicted after a major drought here this summer that has helped send global wheat prices up sharply since June.Expressing anger over the higher bread prices in Russia that have accompanied the rise in grain, Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin said Friday, “Someone is simply cashing in on the circumstances.” Prosecutors have recently raided bakeries in Moscow on accusations of price gouging.

    • Pentagon Report Shows that China Is Ready for War.In 2005, I quoted General Zhu Chenghu, a top-level Chinese army officer, as saying what would happen if America interfered with Taiwan: “If the Americans are determined to interfere [then] we will be determined to respond. We… will prepare ourselves for the destruction of all of the cities east of Xian. Of course the Americans will have to be prepared that hundreds… of cities will be destroyed by the Chinese.”Read the rest of the story here.

    • Ground Zero Muslim center may get public financing.The Muslim center planned near the site of the World Trade Center attack could qualify for tax-free financing, a spokesman for City Comptroller John Liu said on Friday, and Liu is willing to consider approving the public subsidy.

    • Do we really understand Native Indians' anger on tobacco taxation?After the 1992 and 1997 commotion regarding attempts to impose taxation on Indian cigarettes, Buffalo and other locations of the New York State are once again getting ready to undergo similar experiences following information on a potential uprising of Native-Indians in various parts of the State as Governor David Patterson renewed his plan to start collecting taxes on cigarettes sold by Native-Indians.The governor's decision has been supported by businesses statewide who, during a Thursday's news conference in downtown, called on state leaders to stick with the plan, according to Buffalo News.On their side, Indians continue to protest against the state decision alleging that it infringes their sovereignty.

    • Who Is Really Funding the Ground Zero Mosque?For weeks, critics of the 13 story $100 million mega-mosque complex planned for the immediate Ground Zero vicinity have been asking where the funding will be coming from. Its sponsors refuse to provide any information and have even refused to rule out taking contributions from other countries including Iran and Saudi Arabia.We know that radical Islamist organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood operate through many front organizations. Could the funding of the Ground Zero mosque be all part of an elaborate mosque-in-the box shell game to cover up something far more sinister? Maybe not. But we won’t know until the Ground Zero mosque developer Sharif el-Gamal and his financial backer Hisham Elzanaty begin to come clean about where their money is really coming from.

    • U.S. Zionist group claims discrimination over its stance on Israel; Rightists call IRS "Obama's Gestapo".Right-wing group Z-Street says U.S. Treasury withholding tax breaks because its position on Israel differs from the Obama administration's."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," Z-Street said in a statement Friday.

    • HT:WeaselZippers.Italy: Islam Denied Income Tax Revenue.Mosques in Italy will not receive a share of income tax revenue the Italian government allocates to religious faiths each year. Hindu and Buddhist temples, Greek Orthodox churches and Jehovah’s Witnesses will be eligible for the funds, according to a bill approved by the Italian cabinet in May and still must be approved by parliament.

    • Obama’s AmeriKKKa: Condemning Our Nation Before the United Nations.For the first time in our nation’s history, the State Department has submitted a report to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights about human rights issues in this country. The United States is now on the same level as North Korea, Cuba, Libya, and Iran. We are just one nation among many, no better or worse.

    • Why Americans believe Obama is Muslim.There are several reasons that some Americans believe that Barack Hussein Obama is quite possibly a Muslim, and here in this article the attempt will be to give the relevant reasons why some Americans consider this not only a possibility but a likelihood. Please click the links throughout for the substantiation of the statements to follow. People here is Phoenix may or may not have interest in this, yet it is highly relevant to know what the faith of our Nation's leader is. Motivations become more apparent when incite into the person is known. This article will not solve this, yet it will give a deeper incite into the reasonings why so many believe that much about our leader is questionable.

    • Two Iranian Activists Win Press-Freedom Awards.Two Iranian rights activists arrested on their way to the funeral of a senior dissident cleric last year have won international press freedom awards, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.The two are jailed blogger Kouhyar Goudarzi and prominent women's rights activist Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh.The two were arrested on their way to take part in the funeral in Tehran last December of Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, which attracted tens of thousands of mourners.

    • American Founders and Islam.The more we learn, here in America, and right here at home in Phoenix about the truths we face, the better able to face them, we all will be. It has been said many time that Thomas Jefferson’s Qu’ran is a symbol of something further, but to be clear, there is good reason for the fact that Mr. Jefferson needed the information within it. Problems on the high seas and in Islamic waters caused issues of a need for knowledge of what exactly America was facing.

    • 'Torturer Of Tehran' Loses His Untouchable Status.With a frightening reputation and friends in high places, Said Mortazavi for years appeared to have the untouchable status that bred impunity and led his enemies to label him the "torturer of Tehran."As a judge and prosecutor, he shut down more than 60 newspapers, detained scores of journalists and political activists, and was even implicated in the murder and torture of Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi, who died in the custody of interrogators in 2003.But now, it seems, Tehran's fearsome former chief prosecutor may have met his nemesis -- brought low by violent events that have shocked Iran's political establishment into seeking a high-profile fall guy.

    • Tell EPA to reject lead ammo ban."The U.S. Supreme Court says Americans have an individual right to keep and bear arms. The EPA says the bullets for those guns may be banned as an environmental hazard," an Investors Business Daily editorial claims.Close but not quite. Per the National Shooting Sports Foundation, they're "considering a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) – a leading anti-hunting organization – to ban all traditional ammunition under the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976, a law in which Congress expressly exempted ammunition."

    • In One Azerbaijan Village, 'Carrying Water Is Women's Work'.In this small, dusty village in central Azerbaijan, daily life for the local women begins at dawn and ends at sunset. What happens in between, say several Celebiler women, is nonstop labor."First we go to the fields," says one woman dressed in a colorful housecoat. "Then we come back and get our buckets and walk a long distance from here to get water. Then we come home, and begin washing clothes by hand. It's torture for us.""You can't think about resting," says another. "There's no water, no gas. This is real rural life."The women smile ruefully when asked if they have time for small luxuries like relaxing or watching soap operas. Television, says one, is for people who have nothing to do -- and finding such a woman anywhere here is impossible.
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