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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                         Afternoon Posting.

  • 9/11, a 2061 Memorial.On the 60th anniversary of 9/11 memorial service, president of the United States of America, Hussein Ali, delivered an uplifting speech at the Cordoba House mosque at ground zero in lower Manhattan. New York City mayor Mohammed Ahmed Abdullah as well as many other dignitaries and a crowd numbering in the tens of thousands filling the surrounding streets with their prayer rugs, also joined to commemorate the 60 year old tragedy.Below is the text of President Ali speech.A Must Read!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Muslim leader detained in anti-Christian attack.Indonesian police confirmed that Muharli Barda, the notorious leader of the Islamic Defender Front (FPI) in Bekasi, has been detained for his role in an anti-Christian incident that occurred on 12 September. Police also said that nine other people were involved, but did not disclose their names.The incident in question occurred last Sunday when a Protestant clergyman, Rev Afian Sihombing, was attacked. He is the head of a Christian community in East Pondonk Bekasi Regency. He is currently in hospital with multiple stab wounds to the stomach. Rev Luspida Simanjutak was also injured during the attack, with wounds to the face, head and back. She and Rev Sihombing lead the Huria Batak Kristen Protestant.A top FPI national leader Munarman slammed the anti-Christian attack and said that the group would punish any FPI member found guilty.“We shall evaluate if Muharli Barda was involved or not. If he acted on his own, he would be expelled; if he acted as local FPI chief, the section would be shut down and reorganised at the right moment,” he said.Yet, just a few days before the incident Munarman had defended the accused.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Polarizer In Chief.The Presidency: If any doubts remain that President Obama isn't the "post-partisan" uniter as advertised, witness his oddly personal attack on House Minority Leader John Boehner last week.Acting more like a hired gun, the president stormed into Boehner's Ohio district to single out the Republican leader for rebuke, disparaging him as a country club elitist who cares only about "millionaires."He called Boehner out no fewer than 10 times during a speech to Democrat supporters, an extraordinary display of political trench warfare for a sitting president — especially one who's not even up for re-election.Here, Obama applies two of the late Chicago socialist Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals:" "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it," and "Ridicule the opposition." "Mr. Boehner," the target, should have gone off and "meditated" on his and his party's "mistakes," Obama snipes, instead of criticizing his own policies.Alinsky, who despised American capitalism, also advised community organizers like Obama to co-opt the middle class in their revolution to bring about "economic justice." If they could get the middle class, along with the poor, to envy the rich, they could control the largest voting bloc and seize all the power they'd need.Read the full Communist story here.Click here for comments.

  • Massive fish kill reported in Louisiana.What you see above isn't a rural gravel road. It's a Louisiana waterway, its surface completely covered with dead sea life -- a mishmash of species of fish, crabs, stingray and eel. New Orleans CBS affiliate WWL-TV reports that even a whale was found dead in the area, a stretch of coastal Louisiana hit hard this summer by oil from BP's busted Gulf well."We can't continue to see these fish kills,'' Nungesser said in a statement. "We need some additional tests to find out why these fish are dying in large numbers. If it is low oxygen, we need to identify the cause."Read and see the whole story here.Click here for comments.

  • Microsoft launches Internet Explorer 9 beta.For more info click here.

  • Barrage of rockets, mortar shells from Gaza hits South.At least 12 projectiles fired at Gaza-belt communities in 24 hour period; attacks following Hamas threats to unleash a wave of terror in hopes of derailing peace talks.Update:As i mentioned on twitter thereare reports of the use of phosphorus bombs!Gaza attacks: Phosphorus bombs hit Israel.Police confirm that two mortar shells fired Wednesday into Eshkol Regional Council were phosphorus bombs, say not the first time; southern Israel residents face rocket, mortar barrages, Air Force bombs Gaza targets, kills one Palestinian.Read the update here.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Al-Qaeda's number two Zawahiri says West weakened by nine years of fighting.Offers condolences to Pakistan's flood victims in new audio clip."The forces of jihad... have emerged victorious and the forces of the Crusader invasion have emerged weakened by their wounds and exhausted by the haemorrhage of human and financial losses," said Ayman al-Zawahiri, according to a transcript of the message.Western forces are "searching breathlessly for a way out," he said.Today, 150,000 US and NATO troops are fighting in Afghanistan to quell an intensifying insurgency, with momentum widely seen to have moved in the Taliban's favour as their footprint spreads.Zawahiri also slammed leaders including Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, former International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohammed ElBaradei and Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas as being corrupt and in league with the West.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TheBlogProf.Video: Outrage in AZ As Illegal Alien Felon Makes 'Living' Filing Hundreds of Frivolous Lawsuits.That's right - not just an illegal alien but an illegal alien felon, making a living by filing frivolous Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit claims. From Stand With Arizona, get a load of the list of crimes this individual committed: crack dealer, car thief, Social Security fraudster. That's on top of being an illegal alien. Alfredo Garcia is literally suing hundreds of small businesses.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Dailyalert.PA attacks non-violent Muslim sect.The Ahmadi Muslim sect, founded in 1889 in India, now numbers tens of millions of believers, mostly living outside the Arab world. “We believe in a tolerant, friendly and rational Islam,” says Muhammad Sharif, head of the Ahmadis in Israel. Former Haifa Mayor Amram Mitzna notes that among this community there is “no incitement, violence, or feeling the need to conquer the whole world.”Yet members of the sect who live in the Palestinian Authority have been suffering from incessant persecution, confiscation of property, and physical violence during the past year.Muhammad Alawi, 34, from Tulkarm, was summoned to a PA Sharia court with his wife, who is not from an Ahmadi family, where she was ordered to leave her husband and return with her three children to her own family, who had initiated the legal proceedings.
    Hmmmm....Islam a religion of peace and tolerance?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • President Gül to represent Turkey at UN 65th General Assembly.On Thursday, September 23 Gül will address the participants of the UN General Assembly in the morning. In the afternoon of September 23, Gül will chair a session at the UN Security Council under the title "Preserving Peace-Building Peace".Hmmm.... perhaps bringing up Israel's nuclear capacity?Read the full story here.Click here for comments?

  • HT:Memri.Video : Exclusive Al-Jazeera TV Reports on the Taliban in Afghanistan.

  • HT:AmericanThinker.What D'Souza Doesn't Get Quite Right.Dinesh D'Souza has long been one of America's shrewdest and bravest political observers. His much discussed Forbes article, "How Obama Thinks," a prelude to his forthcoming book, The Roots of Obama's Rage, burnishes that reputation. Indeed, Newt Gingrich describes D'Souza's thesis as the "most profound insight I have read in the last six years about Barack Obama."In a critical but overlooked scene in Dreams, when Obama's Indonesian stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, asks his wife to meet some of "her own people" at the American oil company where he worked, she snaps at him, "They are not my people." Mom raised the young Obama to be wary of the "ugly Americans" in their midst. The only thing exceptional about America, she taught him, was Barry Obama himself.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Video : Burka-Wearing Superhero in Islamic-Themed Comic Series.CNN profiles Naif Al-Mutawa, the creator of "The 99", a comic series based on the Koran's understanding of the 99 attributes of Allah.Click here for comments.

  • British trade unions to boycott Israel.Britain's trade union federation voted against lifting its boycott of Israeli goods and services from West Bank settlements, Israel Radio said.At an annual conference in Manchester, England, the Trade Union Congress voted to strengthen ties with the radical Palestinian Solidarity Campaign but dropped plans to impose a full boycott on all Israeli goods, the radio report said Wednesday.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TheJawaReport.A group of high-ranking Democrat and Republican intelligence, military and national security officials are set to release a report today, "Shariah: The Threat to America", at a press conference on Capitol Hill this afternoon. Included in the group is former CIA Director James Woolsey, former DIA director Lt. Gen. Harry Soyster, former Defense Undersecretary for Intelligence Lt Gen. Jerry Boykin and former Clinton federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy."What if it turns out that some of the people the Obama administration has been embracing are actually promoting the same totalitarian ideology and seditious agenda as al Qaeda, only they're doing it from White House Iftar dinners?" said Mr. Gaffney, referring to the daily meal eaten by Muslims to break their fast during Ramadan.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Red Eye: You Can Have My Trans Fats When You Scrape Them Out of My Cold, Dead Arteries.Years ago, when I lived in upstate New York, I decided to quit smoking. Around the same time, I developed a craving for Buffalo wings. There was a great wing joint less than a mile away that delivered.I got fat. 25 wings, four or five times a week will do that to you.Sure, there were dietary charts and calorie counters, but did I read them? No. If only I’d been forced, against my own personal tastes and free will, to eat healthy I wouldn’t have been in that predicament.Thankfully, a young person today will never have to deal with the obesity problem in the future.Michelle Obama gave an impassioned speech to the National Restaurant Association on Monday about food, childhood obesity, and the need for the restaurant industry to do something about it.“Working with mayors and other local officials to make our cities and towns healthier.”Want to bet she hasn’t even called Mayor McCheese?In a related story, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has come out with a public service announcement linking cheeseburgers to horrible, horrible death.How far will the current administration and the far Left nanny state agenda go? Sure, Michelle is working with local governments now, but what about a year from now when children are still fat?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:MichelleMalkin.How Obamacare educrats will use school lunch enrollees to expand govt health empire.I’ve written extensively on the Democrats’ use of kiddie human shields to pimp everything from the health care takeover to the Chicago crony-lympics bid to the anti-obesity campaign.Now, the Education Department is signaling that it will exploit its access to federal school lunch enrollees to dragoon more kids into the government health care empire.Empowering these families to make their own private health care choices, however, would mean relinquishing power — the very opposite of the Obamacare architects’ and federal educrats’ agenda.As I’ve said before in explaining the true agenda behind the federal school lunch expansion: Cede the children, feed the state.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

MFS - The Other News

                          Morning Posting.

  • Armageddon or Peace?The Iranian Ahmadinejad regime repeated announced goal is the destruction of the State of Israel. The goal of the State of Israel is survival. Israel feels it has the absolute right to defend itself against a potential nuclear attack. Iran has developed and tested a missile which potentially can deliver a nuclear weapon to Israel. Various international reports indicate that the Iranian regime intent is to develop nuclear weapons. Some sources indicate an Iranian nuclear weapon is now ready for deployment; others indicate it will be a few months; and other reports indicate it will be a few years.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.Palestinian Authority Television: 'Jews praying at Western Wall are sin and filth'.As their negotiators extortionists met with Prime Minister Netanyahu in Sharm el Sheikh on Tuesday, Palestinian Authority Television, the official television network of the 'Palestinian Authority,' broadcast a 'documentary' that refers to Jews praying at the Western Wall as 'sin and filth.A great documentary showing the religion of peace in it's natural habitat ,feeding on the "Love and tolerance" for other religions.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments

  • Kashmir: principal of fire-ravaged Christian school speaks out.There are no Christian students in the school burnt down by Muslim fanatics three days ago. “The community we were serving was 100 per cent Muslim,” said bitterly Pravez Samuel Kaul, principal of the Tyndale Biscoe School, which is now but smouldering ashes as a result of the ‘Burn-the Qur‘an’ proposal launched in the United States by Rev Terry Jones. “Ironically, our library had many copies of the Holy Qur‘an,” he said.I sincerely pray that religious leaders may preach love for their neighbours. Sadly, many think like fundamentalists, something that leads to all sorts of incidents.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.In Iran's back pocket.Once upon a time, Turkey was an ally of the United States and of Israel. It still remains a member of NATO and still has aspirations to join the European Union. But Turkey is unlikely to be admitted to the EU and it may not be a member of NATO for too much longer if it keeps carrying on like this either. Why?Western diplomats now fear that the AKP's deal with Iran will heighten fears among Turkish secularists that Mr Erdogan will exploit the government's new powers to drive through the AKP's radical Islamic agenda.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Europe cools towards Obama, Turkey looks east.Most of the Europeans surveyed said they wanted the United States to exert strong leadership in world affairs, but fewer than half approved of how he was managing relations with Iran or how he was going about stabilising Afghanistan.Overall, the survey painted a picture of a broadly popular president, with 78 percent of Europeans approving of his leadership, down from 83 percent in 2009, but one whose skills were called into question on major policy decisions.The number who said Turkey should work most closely with countries in the Middle East on international matters, rather than with the United States or the EU, doubled to 20 percent in 2010, with only 6 percent saying Turkey should work with Washington.Among Turks, Obama's approval rating fell from 50 percent in 2009 to 28 percent in 2010.Compared to last year, Turks were less convinced that NATO is essential, less interested in joining the EU and less likely to say their country shares values with the West."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • 'Big Nanny' Michelle Obama lectures restaurants on food choices.In today's progressive-induced policing of every aspect of human life, from what we drive to what we eat, First Lady 'Big Nanny" Michelle Obama has taken it upon herself to lecture restaurants on food choices.She wants them to stop serving french fries and opt for carrots instead.Big Nanny's meddling in the private sector is just the latest example of the 'Big Brother' Nanny State being gradually implemented by the progressive movement, which has been accelerated under the regime of Barack Obama.First, Big Nanny needs to realize that it is not the goal of a restaurant to make sure citizens adhere to government-controlled diets. Their goal is to make a profit and survive as a business. How do they do this? By offering food people want to eat. Even Big Nanny's own husband, Big Brother Barack himself, regularly goes out for lunch at his favorite HAMBURGER joints. It seems the ruling class has a very different standard than that which they force on the peons.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Turkey: nation on a dual course.Turks took a step closer to Europe by voting for constitutional changes aimed at bringing the country into line with European standards of democracy. Yet it was also a massive show of confidence in an Islamic-rooted government whose closer ties with Iran and hostility toward Israel have caused dismay in the West.Its biggest city, İstanbul, spans the Asian and European continents. The constitution is secular; the national leaders are devout Muslims. A NATO member with troops in Afghanistan, albeit in non-combat roles, Turkey became a champion of Muslim anger over Israel's war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.Europe applauded the result, even though Turkey's bid to join the European Union has been reduced to a glimmer, dogged by opposition from France and Germany, Turkish skepticism and a dispute over the divided island of Cyprus, an EU member.Read the full story here.More about the elections and what it means here.Click here for comments.

  • A Prediction About ACORN.Public Policy Polling finds that 20 percent of Americans think that ACORN "will steal the election to keep Democrats in control of Congress." Let's avoid the easy joke about ACORN is ceasing to exist, because its component organizations will, by and large, survive. And let us chuckle about how basically just as many Democrats as Republicans think this will happen.Optimism, fear, whatever -- one-fifth of partisans think ACORN can work some election-stealing magic, when we all know that's really the job of the New Black Panthers.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Jewish group to Time: Apologize for cover story.Anti-Defamation League says American magazine's article on Israel predicated on 'insidious subtext' of Jews being obsessed with money.“One can only be cynical about the timing of the article, appearing as Israelis and Palestinians engage in direct negotiations and Jews the world over pray on the High Holidays for a New Year that will bring peace,” he added.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Machines' Debut Is a 'Royal Screw-Up'. Mayor Lambastes Board of Elections as Breakdowns, Lack of Equipment, Late Openings Mar Rollout of Voting System.The new electronic voting machines that made their debut Tuesday in New York City caused widespread problems—from malfunctioning devices to delayed poll openings to rampant voter confusion—prompting Mayor Michael Bloomberg to declare the effort as a "royal screw-up."Danielle Lee, 41, said she "would be concerned about the validity" of results from the West 97th Street polling site "just because so many people left unable to cast their ballots in a timely manner."Joseph Lawrence, a polling coordinator there, declared it a "disaster" when both scanning machines broke. "We've had to go to the emergency ballot process, which means we'll have to count the votes at the end of the night right here."He added: "If you'd like to help, you're more than welcome."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:IslaminEurope.Denmark: Bomber a Chechen from Belgium (UPDATED 5).B.T. reports they identified the bomber, a Chechen-born Belgian named LD. Danish blogger Uriasposten did some digging and pegs him as Lors Doukaiev.Belgian boxing trainer Albert Syben from Liège says he trained the man. Syben worked for several years for the Belgian police. When he understood that his former student in the Boxing Club Cocktail was responsible for an explosion in Denmark, his immediate response: "It doesn't surprise me".Syben says L.D. learned architecture and that's he's not lacking in intelligence. He says that according to L.D.'s girlfriend, he went to Luxembourg last week and since then she can't contact him. He also traveled a lot between Belgium and Chechnya.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Barack Obama’s Dream is Our Nightmare.Is Obama in his own dream world or is he doing this on purpose? In the wake of Obama’s call for another fifty billion in government spending last week, Investor’s Business Daily asks, “Is this just a campaign ploy or is the White House ruining our economy on purpose?” Hannity asserted in July that Obama “is bankrupting the country, he is the most incompetent president to ever hold that office.” Dick Morris writes: “Conservatives are so enraged at Obama’s socialism and radicalism that they are increasingly surprised to learn that he is incompetent as well…the truth begins to dawn on all of us: Obama has no more idea how to work his way out of the economic mess into which his policies have plunged us than he does about how to clean up the oil spill.”I agree with David Horowitz. Obama is doing it on purpose.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a group of Latino leaders from across the U.S. today that responsibility for inaction on a comprehensive immigration reform bill falls squarely on Republicans and that the Latino community must turn out in November to vote their displeasure.“Your voice is your vote, man,” Napolitano said at a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute event. “Your vote is the currency this town lives on.”As with the economy, the White House is blaming Republicans as the “party of no.”"Many members of the congress who voted ‘no’ last time on immigration reform said they needed to see more enforcement and more security first."[The border] is as secure now as it has ever been and getting more secure each day(See top story).We’ll never seal the border," she said.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Kremlin to decide Luzhkov's fate.It is up to the president to decide whether Moscow's mayor continues in office, a highly placed Kremlin source said on Wednesday."In accordance with Russian laws, the issue of the Moscow mayor's term continuing is not decided by Luzhkov," the source said, commenting on Mayor Yury Luzhkov's statement that he will not resign. "It is the prerogative of the Russian president."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Hu Jintao blesses the succession to Kim Jong-il.The dictator of North presented his third son Kim Jong-un, as his chosen as successor to lead the country, to the Chinese president during a surprise trip to China in August. The appointment must be ratified by the Congress of the North Korean Workers Party, which could begin today. Thus begins the "third generation" of Kim in power in Pyongyang.North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il has seemingly received Chinese support for his decision to appoint as his heir and successor, his third son Kim Jong-un, thereby ensuring a third generation of Kim in power in North Korea. This is according to the South Korean press, which claims that the North Korean Workers' Party Congress - which must ratify the succession – is due to start today.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:IslaminEurope.Netherlands: Fundamentalists easily get subsidies.According to the recent annual report of the Dutch intelligence Service, AIVD, Salafist center have a wide network of traveling youth preachers who give lectures and open small centers all over the Netherlands. They know how to professionally claim subsidies from local and national authorities, by saying they help the youth with their homework, organize cultural and sports events or give social assistance.CDA parliament member Cörüz said that Salafist organization succeed in influencing young Muslims and infect them with radical ideas under the guise of helping them with their homework. These clubs and subsidies should be stopped and the money gotten back, if necessary by enlisting the AIVD.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:LogansWarning.More From the Ground Zero Mosque Imam: Tells Jordanian Newspaper That Sharia is the Only Law Muslims need.To the non-Muslims who support the Imam. Do you hate apostates from Islam, and homosexuals? Because Islamic Law calls for the death of both groups.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Pakistani Muslims Show Their Love of Interfaith Harmony by Building a Mosque on Top of a Christian Cemetery.A cleric of hard-line Muslims has constructed a mosque on a Christian cemetery in Pakistan.Jonathan Racho of International Christian Concern (ICC) does not deem this news surprising.“We know that the Islamic faith is very much aggressive, and Islam expanded over a large part of the world through the use of jihad and the use of force, and they have been using this in many countries, including Pakistan,” he points out.These are the same people who riot for days on end after a few copies of the Koran are burnt in America demanding we respect Islam, but they have no problem building a mosque on top of Christian graves.For donation to Pakistan you can always go to the U.S. State department website they have a direct link for donations to Pakistan.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TheAmericanDream.Turn Out The Lights – The Party Is Over: 20 Signs That American Consumers Are Completely And Totally Tapped Out.Many economists have been mystified that even though the recession is "over", American consumers have not opened their wallets and started spending again like they normally do at the end of a recession. News report after news report has encouraged Americans to grab their credit cards and to head out to the stores and start spending again, but it just is not happening. So why are things different this time? Well, for one thing there is a lot of fear in the air. Poll after poll after poll shows that faith in the economy has collapsed and that large numbers of Americans fear that things are going to get even worse for the economy soon. But for millions of other Americans there is another problem - they couldn't spend more money if they wanted to.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Pope to tell British MPs to show more respect for the rights of Christians.Benedict XVI, who arrives tomorrow for his tour of England and Scotland, is to call on the state to have 'an open and positive attitude towards religious faith'.His remarks amount to a criticism of politicians who have allowed equality laws to trump religious beliefs, in some cases preventing Christians displaying their faith at work.The Papal intervention in the question of rights for British Christians follows legal decisions which have seen nurses prevented from wearing crosses while on duty and forced Christian registrars to abandon their beliefs by presiding at same-sex civil partnership ceremonies.David Cameron said that although not everyone would agree with the Pope, his message posed questions about society.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Iran donates $25 million to Turkey's ruling party.Iran has agreed to donate $25 million (£16 million) to Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in a move that will increase fears that Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan is preparing to abandon the country's secular constitution.Western diplomats say they are alarmed by reports that Mr Erdogan has negotiated a deal with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for Tehran to make a substantial contribution to the campaign funds of Turkey's leading Islamic party.Apart from transferring funds to the AKP, diplomats say Iran has also agreed to provide financial support for the IHH, the Turkish Islamic charity IHH which supported last May's aid flotilla which ended in disaster when it was intercepted by Israeli commandos, which resulted in the deaths of nine activists.A very dark veil is decending over Turkey!Don't allow Turkey in to the European Union!And remove Turkey out of NATO now.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Geert Wilders: ‘It’s like being caught in a bad B-movie’.Wilders now travels everywhere with six bodyguards. He cannot sleep in his own home, but is moved around between various undisclosed safe houses. He sees his wife twice a week, at a safe house. Visitors to his parliament office must be cleared in advance and are thoroughly searched; even ballpoint pens are carefully examined.“It’s like being caught in a bad B movie,” Wilders said. The guards are always there: “If I go to the toilet, they are standing behind the door.” The irony, he said, is that the people who are threatening him walk the streets freely, while “the people who are threatened are more or less in prison.”Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:HinduIDF.The Two Faces of Islam :HIDDEN &MANIFEST.After the recent terrorist attack on America’s World Trade Center and Pentagon, there has been a very clear debate in the international media regarding the nature of Islam. We have seen the media change from the one extreme of being explicitly anti-Islamic, to the other, for the sake of presenting a political and human balance, of being pro-Moslem.Christianity very clearly teaches us to love all of our fellow humans- even our enemies- but it by no means tells us to become blind to reality and the truth, or to be mislead by misinformation.In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, many Muslims (and non-Muslims driven by political ends) worldwide have attempted to present Islam as a religion of peace and love, wanting to distance it from those shameful and brutal occurrences… they say that there is no violence in the essence of Islam.It is obvious however that the perpetrators of these acts base their dependence on violence on clear and indisputable verses of the Quran, represented clearly in a statement by Osama Bin Laden on the CNN network. Based on this premise, Bin Laden, the Taliban and the Philippines Muslim group Abu Saiaf, among others, have openly declared war against the United States of America in the name of Islam, using quotations from the Quran such as...Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Dancing Girl Triggers Police Raid in Saudi Arabia.Saudi police backed by members of a feared Islamic fundamentalist group stormed an open-air party in Riyadh not to stop riots but a dancing girl.Saudi Shams newspaper said the girl broke rules and began swaying with the music in front of a large crowd gathering for a women-only concert West of Riyadh to mark Eid Al Fitr at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.“The girl went out of her way, walked past the front seats and started dancing in front of hundreds of people,” the paper said.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Iranian markets closed in protest to desecration of Koran.In a Wednesday statement, Iran's Trade Unions announced that the merchants across the Islamic Republic condemned the heinous act of a few radical Americans in defiling the holy book of Muslims on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the US.The unions also called on bazaar merchants to hold demonstrations against the sacrilegious acts by gathering in bazaar mosques.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Next, Michelle Obama's health reform plan for the nation's restaurant menus and families dining out.First Lady Michelle Obama, who has been unable to convince the Smoker-in-Chief to give up that dreadful habit, now has some health suggestions for other American families and for restaurant menus across the country.One idea Mrs. Obama had is to serve apple slices as the default side dish with, say, hamburgers, instead of French fries, which she confessed to liking.Mrs. Obama expressed concern that Americans are now spending more money on food purchased and/or eaten outside the home, which many in her audience of restaurant business owners likely think is a pretty good thing.Read the full story here.Click here for comments and calories.

  • Pat Buchanan Offends Anti-American Islam-Loving Libertarians.Pat Buchanan has offended anti-American libertarians who think Islam is gentle.Buchanan said the Ground Zero mosque is a development planned by a man with the “religious motivation of the Saudis who attacked the towers” and should not be built. This has Fred Reed of infuriated: America is not at war with Islam, prior to 9/11 America never considered Islam violent and by no means would alleged Muslims attack America. Reed blames America for Islamic violence — America is the bloodthirsty beast that created Muslim monsters and was never attacked by Islam.If America is not at war with Islam, who are the maniacs screaming Allahu akbar every time Americans are attacked here and overseas?The 9/11 attacks were not committed by Mazel Tov-screaming Jews.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                         Afternoon Posting.

  • American Rancher X – Part 1.I remember using the Jeep Cherokee’s door for cover, moving fast, hunched over, running zig-zag from tree to boulder to tree for cover, instinctively, as if I was still in the sniper hell of Ramadi. This was the very first time I had dismounted on a recon mission near the border in southern Arizona. Given that we were scouting an extremely rough, remote dirt road that we had been told was only used at night by Mexican cash mules heading south to Mexico, and given that it was surrounded by perfect hilltop sniper hides, this made sense. As disorienting as it was to be doing this mere miles form my home, it just made sense.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Party Time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.Here's a little follow-up on the revelation that poverty is increasing at a record rate under Obama. Break out the $100/serving wagyu steak — it's party time in the District of Criminals.Hopefully the Obamas get some rest Thursday or Friday, because they will be back in formalwear on Saturday night for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's (CBCF) annual Phoenix Awards dinner. Speakers at the latter will include the communist klaxon Harry Belafonte, who hates America intensely and will tell you so at 110 decibels.As for all the people Obama et al.'s reckless spending and business-hostile policies are throwing out of work: let them eat debt.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Penn Valley dean’s throat slashed minutes before governor’s talk.Jackson County prosecutors today charged a student wearing a bullet-resistant vest with slashing the throat of a dean at the Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley just 20 minutes before Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was scheduled to speak there.Prosecutors charged Casey Brezik, of Raytown, with two counts of first-degree assault and two counts or armed criminal action. Kansas City police were investigating whether the attack was originally intended for Nixon because of the bullet-resistant vest and Brezik’s political views, including recent rants on his Facebook page.Last week, Brezik posted a story about a small Florida church whose members planned to burn copies of the Quran. Then on Monday, Brezik wrote: “This is now a Holy war. Scriptures have been desecrated. War U can’t handle. Make a choice and quick.Hmmm what are the chances that he might be a Muslim?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Decapitated body found near Chicago school after 'blast'.A decapitated body was found near a middle school in an affluent Chicago neighbourhood, possibly as a result of a pipe bomb explosion.Evanston residents living near Nichols Middle School heard an explosion between 4 and 4.30am today and also claim to have smelled gun powder.Local man Dale Wyatt, 31, was walking his dog near the school this morning and discovered the body at about 5.15am.The Cook County medical examiner's office confirmed the body was without a head and said the man had apparently blown himself up. Whether it was done intentionally or not is still being investigated.Read the full story here and more here.Remark read the comments on the second link!Click here for comments.

  • HT:AmericanThinker.We Are The Ones Who'll Show You The Door.The citizen resistance to Obama's progressive agenda that quickened in the summer of 2009 will soon intersect with an electoral coda. On November 2, Democrats featured in the political ballet we've endured during the last two years will face the voters.Many of us are persuaded that Barack Obama carries a biased respect for America that runs short of love for country. We don't expect our elected leaders to display a greater patriotism than those they serve. But neither will we long abide leaders who display less. We notice these things.The collective jury has reached a decision on the current Congressional Democrats. If their losses are great enough come November, that same jury will immediately begin deliberating on the victorious Republicans. For now, though, the message for many Democrats in Congress is this.We are the ones who'll show you the door.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:InfidelBloggers.Why Did Cordoba Project Change It's Name To Park 51, When It's Address is 45 47 Park? Good question, huh? I've wondered about this for awhile.Cordoba House changed its name to Park 51 which is odd since the address of the location is 45 47 Park Place.Look to the Koran-the book of islamic conquest.Qur'an CHAPTER 51, Verses 45-47 explains all.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Threatening letter, white powder sent to US Embassy in Tel Aviv.Envelopes containing letter, white powder sent to American, Swedish, Spanish embassies. Some employees placed in isolation. Language in which letters written yet to be revealed.A hazardous material expert said the powder had spilled onto the female employee, but she did not feel any irritation or burning sensation. The powder was sent to the Environmental Protection Ministry for further examination."At this point we have no indication as to whether or not the material is hazardous," he said.Firefighters set up a portable shower at the site to sanitize the female employee who opened the envelope, as well as another worker. The two were then placed in isolation.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • French senate to vote today on burqa ban.The French senate is expected to vote Tuesday on a law banning any veils that cover the face -- including the burqa, the full-body covering worn by some Muslim women.The legislation was overwhelmingly approved by the lower house of parliament in July.French people back the ban by a margin of more than four to one, the Pew Global Attitudes Project found in a survey this spring.Some 82 percent of people polled approved of a ban, while 17 percent disapproved. That was the widest support the Washington-based think tank found in any of the five countries it surveyed.Clear majorities also backed burqa bans in Germany, Britain and Spain, while two out of three Americans opposed it, the survey found.Read the full story here.Updated :French Senate passes ban on full Muslim veils.The French Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill banning the burqa-style Islamic veil in public, but the leaders of both parliamentary houses said they had asked a special council to first ensure the measure passes constitutional muster amid concerns its tramples on religious freedoms.The Senate voted 246 to 1 Tuesday in favor of the bill, which has already passed in the lower chamber, the National Assembly. It will need President Nicolas Sarkozy's signature.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Islam, Islamism, and Moderation.The distinction frequently drawn between Islam, which is said to be moderate and peaceable, and Islamism, which is understood as a perversion of the cardinal tenets of the faith, seems both academic and unhelpful. Dutch politician Geert Wilders has claimed that no distinction exists “between good Islam and bad Islam. There is Islam and that’s it.” Might he be right?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Muslims Attack Hindus in India: A Warning For the West? Part I.A European colleague of mine lives and works in India. Recently, he came to visit. His story was unbelievable. For the last few years, every day, day after day, he, his wife, and his wife’s family have been harassed and attacked by Muslim marauders. Both his property and his medical clinic have been attacked; his Hindu wife and relatives have had their cows stolen and slaughtered, their outbuildings destroyed, their farm property taken over. The police would not help. He had to hire private security to guard his free clinic. Finally, Muslims attacked the clinic when it was filled with patients (including, of course, Muslim patients). At the last moment, before the clinic was entirely overrun, the police reluctantly came to his aid. He had to pay many bribes, pull many strings—and still, the matter is far from over.He did not want me to write about this. “It is simply too dangerous for a Hindu to describe, accurately, what Muslims are doing to us in our own country.” He assured me that neither the government nor the media could be counted on to “do the right thing here. The media will not say that Muslims are criminally aggressive. They are too afraid to say so. They know there will be rioting. It’s already happened.”But it is not that the politicians and the government agencies are asleep, it is the middle class Bengalis that are in deep slumber. The entire Hindu Bengali intelligentsia and culturally enriched Bengali society could not provide protection to one Muslim lady, Ms. Taslima Nasreen, a poet and an intellectual who dared to raise her voice against Islamic fundamentalism in Bangladesh and had to escape to West Bengal. But the West Bengal government was so afraid, that it refused to give protection to her.Islam a religion of peace?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Historic Cyrus Cylinder Called 'A Stranger In Its Own Home'.Iran’s President Mahmud Ahmadinejad on Sunday attended the unveiling in Tehran of the Cyrus Cylinder, which is on loan from the British Museum. The cylinder dates from the 6th Century BC and is thought by many to be the first charter of human rights. It will be on public display for four months.The unveiling took place at a ceremony at Iran’s National Museum that was turned into a platform for Ahmadinejad and his controversial chief of staff Esfandiari Rahim Mashaei to promote their brand of religious nationalism.Two men, one dressed as an Achaemenid soldier and the other as a member of the Basij, were also honored by Ahmadinejad with keffiyehs, described by official news agencies as “the symbol of the resistance and honor of the Iranian people.The move was criticized by some Iranians, who said it was ‘insulting," "humiliating,” and “painful" to watch.Blogger Enteghad (Criticism) questioned the move. "Why is Cyrus the Great, the symbol of Iran, being decorated with the symbol of another country -- Palestine?" asked the blogger.Another blogger, Andishe, was also angered by the “insulting and unwise” move, saying, “How can one mix two very different symbols that go against each other? Keffiyeh is the symbol of bloodshed, war, and terrorism in Palestine and Lebanon. Keffiyeh is the symbol of the Palestinians. Look at what Cyrus the Great and the Iranian civilization have to say and look at what Ahmadinejad and Velayar Faghih (the rule of the Supreme Jurist) have to say.”Others were outraged that Ahmadinejad, internationally criticized for human rights abuses in Iran, praised the cylinder as the embodiment of human values.."Hmmm somehow i don't think the cilinder will be heading towards Brittain in future.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Maid serial killer caught in Saudi.Saudi authorities have arrested a serial killer who had raped and murdered three housemaids before mutilating their bodies to conceal his crime, newspapers in the Gulf kingdom reported on Tuesday.Police in the Western Red Sea port of Yanbu said they had seized the unidentified killer by accident following a search of more than four years through his son, who was arrested in the town of Madinah for begging.The killer confessed to the murder of three Asian housemaids and said he had already identified his fourth target when he was seized.The killer’s son told police that his father was not normal as he used to beat and torture him and his brothers to force them to beg.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Justice Stephen Breyer: Is Burning Koran 'Shouting Fire In A Crowded Theater?'.Last week we saw a Florida Pastor – with 30 members in his church – threaten to burn Korans which lead to riots and killings in Afghanistan. We also saw Democrats and Republicans alike assume that Pastor Jones had a Constitutional right to burn those Korans. But Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told me on "GMA" that he's not prepared to conclude that -- in the internet age -- the First Amendment condones Koran burning. Last week President Obama told me that Pastor Jones could be cited for public burning – but that was “the extent of the laws that we have available to us.” Rep. John Boehner said on "GMA" that “just because you have a right to do something in America does not mean it is the right thing to do.”For Breyer, that right is not a foregone conclusion.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Is Dr. Faiz Khan the New Reverend Wright?There appears to be much to learn about Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s recently revealed close associate Dr. Faiz Khan. Rauf’s partner in the American Society for the Advancement of Muslims, Dr. Khan could possibly be the Imam’s version of Rev. Wright.While exploring the Muslim Jewish Alliance for 911 Truth website, that Khan operates with co-founder Kevin Barrett, there were many interesting and disturbing links to be found.Sadly, despite the peaceful claims, this page links on to the related site,, where peace and love suddenly turn into an unbelievable assortment of anti-semitic, anti-Zionist rants.Khan’s co-founder, Kevin Barrett, is an interesting guy in his own right. He composed a letter to Obama (cc: Mayor Bloomberg) way back in early August, suggesting that the mosque must be built to atone for the 9/11 inside job.Did i not mention this yesterday here on a posting?'Maybe this is what they are planning to broadcast in 50 years from the ground zero mosque?That the US deliberately blew up the twin towers in order to blame Islam?This was on his own blog site, TruthJihad.So what excuse should we be anticipating? Do you think the Imam sat in a pew for twenty years and didn’t hear any of this?America is hearing it loud and clear.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:weaselZippers.Gambian President Says Islam is a Not a Religion of Violence Then Proceeds to Threaten Koran Burners With Death.Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Monday said Islam is not a religion of violence and that true Muslims are noble and honorable.“The people in the West. I want to send you a message. The message is that Islam is the best religion, and that there would be no other prophet after the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW),” said the president.He said there is a lot of double standards in the West. “Your security cannot be guaranteed by fighting Islam. We Muslims will defend our religion with our blood, and we will never be intimidated,” said Jammeh.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Iran sees big IAEA mistake over barred inspectors.Iran's nuclear energy chief hit out at the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog on Tuesday, suggesting he had made a "big mistake" by criticizing Tehran's barring of some nuclear inspectors.Amano's latest report on Iran showed it was pushing ahead with its nuclear work in defiance of tougher sanctions, and voiced growing frustration over what the IAEA sees as Iran's failure to address concerns about possible military dimensions to its activities.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:AmericanThinker.November is Just the Beginning.It's beginning to look like the Republicans win both Houses of Congress this fall. But a Republican Congress won't be enough repeal the disaster of ObamaCare. President Obama will be able to veto any repeal effort at least through 2012. And even with a Republican president in 2013, Democrats may still be able to filibuster a repeal bill. So what's the point?The point is that from now until its actual repeal, in three years or thirty, ObamaCare is going to be an issue that cuts against the Democrats.I do not think our rulers understand how badly they have failed. I do not think they understand yet the rage their arrogance has provoked. But they will, and November is only the beginning.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Are the record amounts of threats against President Obama racially or politically motivated?According to Ronald Kessler, author of the book, In The President’s Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect, President Obama faces at least 30 death threats a day, which is a 400 percent increase compared to President Bush’s tenure in office. All threats are investigated by the Secret Service.Making threats against the President is a federal crime.Lets see....30x365 =10.950 cases ,this is bound to create jobs at the FBI.This must be part of the job stimulus i guess?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Microsoft’s Response to Russian Scandal.Clever and nimble aren’t the first words you think of in connection with Microsoft, but the company’s decision to grant blanket IP licenses to targeted Russian human rights groups strikes me as both. It took less than 24 hours, and it doesn’t mumble about reducing its cooperation with the authorities — it takes the Microsoft weapon out of authorities’ hands.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

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  • The Gangster Matriarch of L.A.Maria 'Chata' Leon, mother of 13 kids, ruled over a criminal empire with connections to a human smuggling ring. The Daily Beast’s new L.A.-based crime reporter, Christine Pelisek, who won three Los Angeles Press Club awards, one for her investigative story on the Grim Sleeper, investigates the case.Five days after a wild gun battle in Los Angeles that sent school children streaming out of their classrooms, and left a gang member dead in the street, the phone rang at the home of Eduardo Alvarez-Marquez.The reputed mastermind behind a human smuggling ring, Alvarez-Marquez had brought many unlikely deliveries across the Mexican border, including a three-month-old baby and a truckload of Chinese workers hidden in a freezer truck.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • British Teen Banned From U.S. for Life After Sending Obscene E-Mail to Obama.A British teenager who sent an e-mail to the White House calling President Obama a "pr*ck" was banned from the U.S. for life, The Sun reported Monday.The FBI asked local cops to tell college student Luke Angel, 17, that his drunken insult was "unacceptable."Angel claims he fired off a single e-mail criticizing the U.S. government after seeing a television program about the 9/11 attacks.He said, "I don't remember exactly what I wrote as I was drunk. But I think I called Barack Obama a pr*ck. It was silly -- the sort of thing you do when you're a teenager and have had a few."Angel, of Bedford, in central England, said it was "a bit extreme" for the FBI to act.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • New Medicare chief speaks out against rationing. Berwick told the insurers that he has three objectives: better care for individuals; better care for groups of people, such as diabetics or the poor; and reducing per capita costs by eliminating waste and duplication."I want lower costs without harming a hair on any patient's head," Berwick said.Berwick said he wants a "full partnership" with the insurance industry, since tens of millions on Medicare and Medicaid are already getting health care through private insurers. But he also said he'll "play tough" with those who resist change.Again the Chicago aproach?Seems to become a habit in the Obamacare camp?He left without taking questions from reporters.Hmmm...someone trying to recover November votes for the Obama administration?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Iran releases U.S. woman from prison – state TV.Iran on Tuesday released American hiker Sarah Shourd from a prison in Tehran, state media reported. Few details were immediately available.Full story here.Click here for comments.

  • UN chief: Ahmadinejad to attend disarmament meeting.Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to participate in UN disarmament talks in New York on Sept. 24.Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to attend a high-level U.N. meeting next week aimed at reviving stalled global disarmament talks, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday.A U.S. official told Reuters in Washington that President Barack Obama would probably not attend the disarmament talks, since he will be participating in a UN summit meeting on Sudan and other meetings that same day.Hmmm better not be around when they finally stab Israel in the back?It was not immediately clear who will be representing the United States. Invitations went to all 192 UN member states to send delegates at ministerial or higher levels, UN officials said in July.Israel neither confirms nor denies having atomic weapons, but analysts say it has a sizable nuclear arsenal.Read the full conspiracy story here.Click here for comments.

  • Obama faces first legal challenge in health care overhaul.The Obama administration will try to persuade a federal judge Tuesday to throw out a lawsuit by 20 states that claim the president's health care plan is unconstitutional.The fight will primarily be over sections of the law that will require individuals to have health insurance or face tax penalties.They are also against states having to pay additional costs for the Medicaid health insurance program for the impoverished that are not covered by the federal government.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Michelle Malkin .What will — and won’t — get you banned from the U.S.President Obama’s Department of Homeland Security and State Department are hard at work making sure that no drunk foreign teens who call the commander-in-chief names ever set foot in our country.Meanwhile, the Obama kops had no problem lifting the visa ban on soft-on-jihadi scholar Tariq Ramadan earlier this year.Daniel Pipes listed many of Ramadan’s national security-undermining statements and actions which now get a pass from Team O.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:MichelleMalkin.Document drop: Breaking: DOJ Inspector General will investigate Obama voting rights record.Just obtained this letter from Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine to members of Congress informing them that he will open up a review of the Obama administration’s selective enforcement of civil rights laws by the Voting Section office of DOJ.Big news. Good news. Fine is a veteran IG whose meticulous work I cited in-depth in Invasion. You know how the Obama bully boys have treated IGs. Prayers for Fine would be most appropriate.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Time magazine writer a Muslim apologist.Time magazine writer Tim Padgett is a standard Social Progressive: long on theory and really short on empirical evidence, reality, and facts. His recent article entitled “What Christians can learn from Koran (sic) Burner Rev. Terry Jones” proves this point.Padgett does his level best to insult biblical Christians, conservatives, rural folks, independents, and just about anyone else who isn’t a Social Progressive; except of course, he does not insult Muslims and Islam.He defends his own right to free speech while denigrating and denying that same right to anyone and everyone who doesn’t hold to the Social Progressive line.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • European Court of Human Rights found Turkey guilty in Hrant Dink case.The European Court of Human Rights found the Turkish state guilty in the case involving the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, CNNTurk broadcasted on Tuesday.The case at the European court was initially investigating the conviction of Dink for insulting Turkishness in his column in the weekly Agos. The journalist had brought the case against the Turkish state to the European court.After Dink was murdered by an ultranationalist minor in front of his newspaper’s building in Istanbul in 2007, however, the man’s family opened an additional case at the high court, accusing the Turkish state of failing to protect the journalist’s right to life.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Gaza university makes hijab obligatory.Even female Christian students asked to send in pictures of them wearing traditional Muslim head covering for graduation ceremony. Faculty claims it is just 'customary,' but not compulsory.Al-Azhar University, located in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, is obligating female students to wear a hijab even if they are Christian, according to a report published on Saturday on the London-based website Elaph.A Jordanian study published this week asserted that 87% of women between the ages of 18 and 70 in Jordan suffer from a lack of Vitamin D as a result of insufficient sun exposure and not enough milk consumption.The researchers linked this phenomenon to wearing the hijab. According to the findings, 92% of women who wear a hijab suffer from a lack of Vitamin D. This figure increases to 96%, according to the survey, when it comes to women who cover their faces as well with a niqab.I presume in Nordic countries this must be 100%?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Iraq combat over but U.S. troops still in danger.U.S. Staff Sergeant Kendrick Manuel swung his rifle over his shoulder and grumbled about being viewed as a "non-combat" soldier in Iraq."When NBC talked about the last combat troops are gone, they made it sound like everything is basically over," he said, after escorting a 19-truck convoy through a part of northern Iraq where roadside bombs and mortar attacks are still a danger."To us it was like a slap in the face, because we are still here ... we are still going in harm's way every time we leave out of the gate,""If a life is gone, it is gone," he said. "As long as we are going in harm's way, it (the war) is not over for us."The war is over!"Well the old one is gone, now it's the "New dawn "war!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Iraq: US troops leave, Al Qaeda returns.This was utterly predictable.The September 13 Los Angeles Times has a piece by Ned Parker reporting that Al Qaeda is resurgent in Iraq. It is recreating sanctuaries, traveling more freely, infiltrating the police force, perpetrating suicide bombings and assassinations, and even gaining control of towns for brief periods.There is also a nightmare vision for Iraq: that Islamists take control, making the country as cruelly barbaric as Talibanic Afghanistan or the Iranian mullocracy. It could become a center of Islamism, providing a safe haven for terrorists to disrupt the region and the world. It could become a vortex of instability, with Sunni-Shia civil war and persecution of the Christian minority. Iran could swallow southern Iran while in the north the Kurds trigger a war with Turkey.The dream is still possible.But so is the nightmare."Operation New Dawn" but for whom?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:IslaminEurope.Netherlands: 13 Dishonor murders a year.About 13 people are killed in the Netherlands in Dishonor murders every year, according to new figures from the police, reports De Pers.By definition it is difficult to get data about Dishonor murders. A murder case can look like a fight about drugs, but only after further inspection it turns out to be about insulting family honor.When honor is the issue, for example, when the daughter acts 'licentiously' or a wife wants to leave her husband, honor has to be restored, via exclusion, forced marriage or violence if need be. Because the motive is the deciding factor in whether it's Dishonor murder, there's always a subjective element.But the sheltering of women who fear for their lives is still a serious problem. The two special shelters, which are guarded 24 hours a day, a currently overcrowded.Anke van Dijke, director of Fier Fryslân, says they had to reject girls who were threatened. In the past half year they helped 22 people, but had to turn away 31.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:AmnonandJonathan.We live in really sadistic times, G-d help us.How is This For Tolerance; Burn Christians Alive.When this story was first reported, the media described it the way it always describes Coptic persecution at the hands of Muslims — as a “sectarian-clash.” As this more revealing report makes clear, however, it was anything but a “sectarian-clash” (which suggests Christians and Muslims, in more or less equal numbers, fighting and rioting). Instead, a Muslim set a Christian on fire, and then other Muslims attacked his father, stabbing him to death — this in a village where Christians make up maybe 3-4% of the total population. Keep this in mind the next time you hear about “sectarian clashes” occurring where Muslims predominate and non-Muslims live as minorities.TCW Says: And again I ask, where is the outcry from the Christians around the globe? Burn a Quran and heaven help us; butcher, burn, massacre a person no problem as long as it doent offend the Muslims.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • EU lends support to reforms, urges implementation.Brussels has expressed approval for sweeping amendments to Turkey's Constitution, while urging the European Union membership candidate country to draft a new constitution that would lead to wider freedoms. About 58 percent of voters, a much larger margin than expected, voted in favor of the government-proposed amendments to the Constitution crafted after a 1980 military coup in a referendum on Sunday, signaling strong support for the government led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.“We encourage the Turkish government to show the utmost transparency as well as a spirit of dialogue on the substance of this implementing legislation. We share the views of many in Turkey that today’s vote needs to be followed by other much needed reforms to address the remaining priorities in the area of fundamental rights, such as freedom of expression and freedom of religion. One mass a year for Christians doesn't mean religious freedom!In this respect, we agree with those across the political spectrum in Turkey who believe that a new civilian Constitution would provide a solid base for a sustained development of democracy in Turkey, in line with European standards and the EU accession criteria.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:ElderofZion. Video : Jerusalem 1918 .Just watch and enjoy: old footage of Jerusalem in 1918. How much has changed and how much has remained the same.

  • Qur’ans, Bibles, and U.S. Flags.The Florida pastor of a small Christian church in Gainesville, FL found himself at the center of an international firestorm last week. Even the staunchest of conservatives advised him against burning Qur’ans in protest of Islam. U.S. Commander in Afghanistan David Petraeus said it would endanger our troops.Christian Bibles were printed in two different Afghan languages by a United States church and sent unsolicited to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Those Bibles were ultimately confiscated and burned - not by terrorists, Muslims, or Afghanis, but by U.S. Military personnel. The act of burning Bibles was perpetrated by Americans in Afghanistan. The reason given by Defenserida pastor of a small Christian church in Gainesville, FL found himself at the center of an international firestorm last week. Even the staunchest of conservatives advised him against burning Qur’ans in protest of Islam. U.S. Commander in Afghanistan David Petraeus said it would endanger our troops.Christian Bibles were printed in two different Afghan languages by a United States church and sent unsolicited to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Those Bibles were ultimately confiscated and burned - not by terrorists, Muslims, or Afghanis, but by U.S. Military personnel. The act of burning Bibles was perpetrated by Americans in Afghanistan. The reason given by Defense Department spokesman Lt. Col. Mark Wright was that the Bibles could endanger U.S. Troops.Just to clarify, burning Qur’ans in America puts U.S. Troops in danger in Afghanistan. Not burning Bibles in Afghanistan does the same thing.The message being sent to our troops and civilian Americans by our most prominent military and civilian leaders is clear: it is ok to burn your country’s flag and even your Bible but it is unacceptable and even un-American to burn the Qur’an.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Heh: Deceased Georgia Man Uses His Obituary to Solicit Donations in Lieu of Flowers “to Anybody Who is Running Against Obama in 2012″.If you are a friend of Don Unsworth, a Georgia businessman who recently passed away, don’t send flowers to the family. Just vote against President Obama in 2012.“He was not really a big Obama fan,” said his daughter Donna Barnes. Barnes says the US Air Force veteran disliked the costly stimulus and worried about unemployment. The obituary, and the donations, were Unsworth’s family’s idea. “We just felt like it was the best tribute we could give to him,” said Barnes.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:HinduIDF.The List of Hindu Temples converted to mosque in Kashmir.Hindu Temples attacked, stoned, bombed or burned by Kashmiri muslims and terrorists in Kashmir in Independent India. Data from newspapers noted once in a while. The noted period is from 1986 to 1992. Those who noted more such destruction in Kashmir is requested to post that data in the remarks. Muslims cannot stand other communities and their Gods.Read the full story and list here.Click here for comments.

  • Don't let Ryanair see these: Seat with 23 inches of legroom unveiled to increase number of passengers in 'saddle class'.It brings a whole new meaning to the term cattle class, a plane seat that is shaped like a saddle and could allow airlines to squeeze in even more passengers.Named the 'Skyrider', the new seat design is set to be unveiled in America this week and promises to attract plenty of attention from airlines looking to increase the number of seats in the economy class sections of planes, apparently without compromising on comfort.Passengers sit at an angle with just 23 inches of legroom between them and the seat in front - a whopping seven inches less than the current average seat pitch of around 30 inches.Hmmmm...more passengers...more suitcases....more weight higher consumption more costly to operate.2. How about blood flow problems on longhaul flights?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Log of 1912 Arctic Expedition Found.The fate of the Russian crew seeking the ice-choked Northeast Passage had long been shrouded in mystery.Russian explorers Monday said they had found a sailor's log from aboard a legendary Arctic expedition that vanished as it sought to forge through the ice-choked Northeast Passage in 1912.For decades mystery clouded the fate of the adventurer Georgy Brusilov -- captain of the first Russian crew to seek the elusive Arctic trade route from Asia to the West -- inspiring a generation of books and films.But the famed voyagers' remains and a journal -- dated to May 1913 from aboard their vessel, the Saint Anna -- were found this summer on the icy shores of Franz Josef Land, Europe's northernmost land mass."There is no doubt that the skeletons and notebook pages we found at the end of July on Franz Josef Land are the remains of Georgy Brusilov's expedition -- which were thought forever lost," Oleg Prodan, who led the mission in the expedition's footsteps, said.Midway into its epic journey along the Siberian coast, after navigating the perilous Vilkitsky Strait into the Kara Sea, the expedition ran aground on thick ice floes.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.
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