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Thursday, September 16, 2010

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                         Afternoon Posting.

  • Kashmir: Muslims try to burn a Christian school (only in name).On 14 September another school risked being burnt: it is the Christ School in Poonch. Only police intervention stopped the mob just 500 meters from the building.In recent days, however, some Catholic schools were affected. Among them the Good Shepherd's School of missionary Jim Borst, in Pulwama. The mob burned the main building and two other buildings were looted. Witnesses said the protesters were from villages under the influence of "Allahwales" and Devbandis "fundamentalist groups close to the Wahhabis."These people - he added –are rounded up from nearby villages and incited to attack, inflamed by religious zeal."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT.BacktoBasics.Internet Kill Switch Bill On Senate Short List.According to, two separate bills — one pushed by Senators Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Thomas Carper (D-Del.) and another backed by Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) — have been combined and are now on the Senate’s short list for passage.The new bill would give the power to shut down the Internet in case of national emergency to the Department of Homeland Security. Under the bill the Internet could be closed down for four months before Congress could review it. The bill would also require cybersecurity professionals be certified.Of course, China disconnects portions of the Internet whenever there’s civil strife, as do other totalitarian regimes. It’s done to suppress the flow of information. Elites hate the free flow of information. Rockefeller has gone so far to say he wishes the Internet had never been invented and we still communicated with paper and pencil. Senate aides told the bill faces a number of hurdles but the goal is to get the bill passed and on President Barack Obama’s desk by the end of the year. The bill could come up in the next four weeks, or it could be much later, aides said.This bill is about one thing: The totalitarian suppression of free speech. The elites and corporate press know they have lost control of the message. This has resulted in the rise of the Tea Party and general discontent over the direction of the American political system. That frightens the fascists on both sides of the aisle.The Internet Kill Switch Bill is their effort to regain control.Read the full story here.Click here for comments

  • White House Insider: 'The President Is Losing It'.It hasn't gotten much press, but a former White House insider has reportedly dished the dirt on President Obama (anonymously, of course) -- and the revelations sound plausible indeed....Obama is scared to death of Hillary. He doesn’t trust her – obsesses over her almost as much as he does Fox News... when it comes down to it, she has played the game on a far tougher level than he has, and Obama knows that......I don’t have a problem saying that the president is losing it. I don’t mean he is like losing his mind. I mean to say that he is losing whatever spark he had during the campaign. When you take away the crowds, Obama gets noticeably smaller. He shrinks up inside of himself. He just doesn’t seem to have the confidence to do the job of President, and it’s getting worse and worse. Case in point – just a few days before I left, I saw first hand the President of the United States yelling at a member of his staff. He was yelling like a spoiled child. And then he pouted for several moments after. I wish I was kidding, or exaggerating, but I am not. The President of the United States threw a temper tantrum....I am going to come right out and say it – No [, another four years of Obama would not be a good thing]. Obama is not up to the job of being president. He simply doesn’t seem to care about the work involved. You want to know what? Obama is lazy. He really is. And it is getting worse and worse. Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BreitBart.Tv.Video : Fort Hood Muslim Soldier Accuses Army Of Islamophobia.Zachari Klawonn of the U.S. Army discusses Islamophobia.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TheInfidelBloggers.Undercover video: Boston public school kids pulled from mega-mosque field trip to participate in Muslim prayers, no intervention by school staff.Americans for Peace and Tolerance released a shocking video today showing 6th graders from Wellesley, MA being pulled from a field trip to a Boston mega-mosque and being induced to participate in afternoon prayers alongside Muslim men without any intervention by school authorities present or notification to parents.Yet the video reveals that the students are being blatantly mis-educated about Islam. A mosque spokesperson is seen teaching the children that in Mohammed’s 7th century Arabia women were allowed to vote, while in America women only gained that right a hundred years ago. This seems to be an increasingly recurring theme in American schools – the denigration of western civilization and the glorification of Islamic history and values. In fact, just recently, the American Textbook Council revealed that the New York State high school regents exam whitewashes the atrocities that occurred during the imperialistic Islamic conquest of Christian Byzantium, Persia, the African continent, and the Indian subcontinent, even as it demonizes European colonialism in South America.The mosque spokesperson also taught the students that the only meaning of Jihad in Islam is a personal spiritual struggle, and that Jihad has historically had no relationship with holy war. As far as we know, the school has not corrected these false lessons.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • US 'sees world influence declining' amid economic woe.There has been a sharp rise in the number of Americans who believe the US role as a world leader is on the decline, a survey suggests.The proportion of those saying the US is playing a less pow­erful global role than 10 years ago has risen from 17% in 2002 to 37%, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs said.Read and see the whole thing here.Click here for comments.

  • Russia and Canada seek UN ruling on Lomonosov Ridge.Russia and Canada have said they will ask the UN to rule on their dispute over a resource-rich underwater Arctic mountain range, the Lomonosov Ridge.Both foreign ministers said after talks they were confident their respective country's claim would be upheld.Each argued that the ridge was an extension of their country's continental shelf, allowing them to exploit any mineral resources there.Arctic resources are becoming more accessible due to melting ice.The five Arctic powers - Russia, the US, Canada, Norway and Denmark - are engaged in a scramble to claim them.On Wednesday, Russia reached an agreement with Norway on demarcating their Arctic border in the Barents Sea.Russia's foreign minister also warned that Nato, of which Canada and the three other Arctic powers are members, should not become involved in settling territorial disputes in the Arctic.Unlike the Polar bear,the Russian bear is not fleeing for Global Warming?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Woman Who Dumped Newborn On Plane 'Was Raped'.A woman who gave birth to a baby on a flight from the Middle East and dumped it on the plane has said she was raped by her employer.The baby was found by in a rubbish bag that had apparently come from the bathroom on the Gulf Air flight from Bahrain.The Philippine woman said she was raped while working as a maid in Qatar and when she fell pregnant her boss's wife made her return home.She managed to hide her pregnancy and board the plane.But when she gave birth she abandoned the child because she was afraid of what her family would say, her representative, Lani Mercado, said.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Poll: By a 65% – 38% Margin Texans Want Immigration-Enforcement Law Like Arizona’s.Nearly half of all Texans would repeal the constitutional promise of citizenship for anyone born on U.S. soil, and nearly two-thirds would favor Arizona-style state laws allowing the police to ask about the immigration status of anyone they stop for any reason, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Carla Bruni, Michelle Obama deny 'hell' comment.In a new book released on Thursday in France, two French journalists claim that Michelle Obama told French first lady Carla Bruni that her life as the first lady of the United States is "hell," according to an account in the book cited by London’s Daily Mail. But in an e-mail on Thursday, Emmanuel Lenain, a spokesman at the French Embassy in Washington, said that Bruni "distances herself completely from the content of the book, ‘Carla and the Ambitious.’”We can feel her pain.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.The end of secular Turkey? What the US and the EU have ignored is the Turkish army's history as the bulwark of secularism and the ruling AKP party's bid - especially in the last four years - to turn Turkey into an Islamist state. I've already noted the vote's ominous implications for Israel and for Turkey's small Jewish community. But the rest of the world doesn't yet seem to understand the urgency of the situation.NATO? American and Israeli weapons systems? Do I need to continue listing the implications of an Islamist Turkey?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Amnon&Jonathan.That's the reason why Turkey is a member of NATO !Anti-Israel flotilla thriller for Turkey.An anti-Israeli movie featuring a Turkish agent avenging the killing of the nine Turks aboard the Gaza-bound flotilla in May will be shown in Turkish cinemas next month.The Valley of the Wolves - Palestine is a follow-up to the movie The Valley of the Wolves - Iraq, which three years ago showed a Turkish agent fighting the US occupation forces in Iraq. At the time, the film caused considerable tension between the US and Turkey and was seen as one reason for the growing anti-Americanism in Turkey.The new movie shows the same agent and his team pursuing the Israeli commander, "Moshe", who ordered the raid on the Gaza-bound Turkish ship Mavi Marmara last May. The movie also shows scenes of alleged atrocities perpetrated by the IDF in Gaza and the West Bank.The director of the film, Zubeyr Sasmaz, told reporters that the aim was to highlight the drama of the Palestinian people under Israeli occupation and to help viewers realise the "savage behaviour" of the Israelis.A spokesman for the company said he did not care about Israel's reaction."We don't expect any sound judgement from them," he said.The Valley of the Wolves - Palestine a.k.a. "Blame the Jooows"!Director :Ahmadenejad ,script :Erdogan.Sound : Hezbollah an all Mullah production!Sounds completely like Ahmadenejad talking no?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Erdogan: Turkey wants to triple trade with Iran within 5 years.Turkish prime minister's statement comes at a time when sanctions are scaring off Western investors from Iran.Turkey wants to triple its trade volume with Iran within five years, Turkey's prime minister told businessmen on Thursday, at a time when sanctions are scaring off Western investors from the Islamic Republic.Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi oversaw the meeting which brought together over a hundred businessmen, including Turkish investors eager to buy into Iran's mostly government-owned textile, machinery and automotive industries.Get Turkey out of Nato ...Now!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Turkey may bar Greek Orthodox mass at Hagia Sophia.About 200 Greek Orthodox Christians want to travel to Istanbul to try to hold mass at the former basilica of Hagia Sophia, defying Turkish law that bars religious services in what is now a museum.Turkish Foreign Ministry official said Ankara could stop the group from entering Turkey if they pose a security threat.Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government has lifted curbs on Christian worship at other sites under a EU-inspired drive to improve human rights. It has ruled out services at Hagia Sophia.Ok..... so much for the pretending of "Religious tolerance"that's all folks.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Iran, Syria says IAEA must focus on Israel.Western powers pressed Syria to give UN inspectors access to the remains of a suspected nuclear site in the desert, but Damascus and its ally Iran said the focus should be on Israel, which bombed it to rubble.The US envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency, speaking during a debate on Syria at its governing board that began on Wednesday, said Washington would back the agency's use of "all tools" at its disposal to advance the probe.It has been over two years since the IAEA was allowed to inspect the Dair Alzour site, destroyed by Israel in 2007.Arab states, backed by Iran, also want the IAEA to focus attention on Israel's presumed nuclear arsenal. They are expected next week to seek backing for an IAEA assembly resolution calling on Israel to sign an anti-nuclear arms pact.Who's willing to bet that Turkey And the US will also be demanding this?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Israel: Hamas fired phosphorous to harm peace.Letter sent to UN chief asks him to condemn rocket attacks that 'deliberately targeted civilians in south'. Israel's new ambassador to the UN, Meron Reuben, sent a letter of complaint to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon regarding the white phosphorous rockets launched from Gaza Wednesday. The letter was also sent to the current Security Council President Ertuğrul Apakan."Such terrorism coupled with Hamas’ total rejection of any negotiated settlement reinforces Israel’s decision to exercise its right of self-defense against Hamas and all other groups that threaten and endanger Israeli citizens."A letter to a Turkish Security Council President,can't wait for the results of that action.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Philosemitism.Belgian NGO incites children to shoot at Israeli soldiers at the Ghent Fair.At the famous and very popular Ghent Festivities, which took place in July, a Flemish NGO had an anti-Israel stand where the big attraction was aimed at children. Young children were invited to shoot at figurines representing Israeli soldiers placed on boats floating in a small aquarium. The weapon for shooting/killing Israelis was a coin and the money thus raised will serve to fund a new hate flotilla.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • White House Science Czar Says He Would Use ‘Free Market’ to ‘De-Develop the United States’.“De-development means bringing our economic system (especially patterns of consumption) into line with the realities of ecology and the global resource situation,” Holdren and the Ehrlichs wrote.Holdren responded: “What we meant by that was stopping the kinds of activities that are destroying the environment and replacing them with activities that would produce both prosperity and environmental quality. Thanks a lot.” then asked: “And how do you plan on implementing that?”“Through the free market economy,” Holdren said.Read the full How to destroy America story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.Joseph's tomb to be reopened.It's been ten years since an IDF soldier bled to death trying to defend Joseph's tomb. When the IDF was ordered to abandon the tomb by then-Prime Minister Ehud Barak - after he forced the soldiers to cower inside for hours - the tomb was abandoned and destroyed by the 'Palestinians.' For the last ten years, Jews have only visited the tomb (which, under the terms of the Oslo Accords, is supposed to be under Israeli control) in the dark of night under heavy IDF protection.Now a new dome has been built atop the tomb - but by a 'Palestinian' contractor. The Jews in the area would like a constant Jewish presence at the tomb, and would like to be able to visit the tomb whenever they want. It doesn't look like it's happening.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • ObamaNomics: U.S. Poverty Rate Jumps to 14.3%, Highest in 16 Years.The number of people in poverty rose to the highest level on record in 2009, the Census Bureau reported Thursday, pegging the U.S. poverty rate at 14.3 percent. The national rate is the highest since 1994 and among the working-age poor the highest level since the 1960s. The Census Bureau says that about 43.6 million people, or 1 in 7, were in poverty last year. That's up from 39.8 million, or 13.2 percent, in 2008, and the largest number since poverty estimates were first recorded in 1959 -- the U.S. population has also grown by more than 130 million in that time.The statistics released Thursday cover President Obama's first year in office, when unemployment topped 10 percent in the months after the financial meltdown. The report comes at a sensitive time with the midterm congressional elections just weeks away and lawmakers trying to show their efforts have helped drag the economy out of a rut.--Child poverty rose from 19 percent to 20.7 percent.Beginning next year, the government plans to publish new, supplemental poverty figures that are expected to show even higher numbers of people in poverty than previously known. The figures will incorporate rising costs of medical care, transportation and child care, a change analysts believe will add to the ranks of both seniors and working-age people in poverty.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Imam Rauf’s Cordoba House: Inter-Faith Symbol Or Icon For The Muslim World? here is an excerpt from a transcript of Feisal Abdul Rauf’s radio interview in Egypt with Radio Hurytna published on February 5th, 2010, in which he cast Cordoba House in a rather different light:It will be praise be to Allah a structure that will be an icon and the Muslim community will be proud of, not only in America Muslim community in New York but in the entire Muslim world.Icon? Why did he choose a term that in a religious context is associated with Eastern Orthodox churches and is defined in the dictionary as ”a sacred picture representing the Virgin Mary, Christ, a saint, or a martyr?”Why is Imam Rauf telling his Muslim audience in Egypt that the Ground Zero mosque/community center will be an icon that Muslims can be proud of rather than say that it will be a symbol of understanding and mutual tolerance that people of all faiths can be proud of?Imam Rauf, the leader of the Cordoba House initiative to build a 13 story “icon” for the Muslim world two blocks from Ground Zero, is looking to create institutions here in the United States that will help “ensure Islamic law and remove any that contradict with Shariah.”Expressing concern and skepticism about all of this is just old-fashioned American-style common sense, not intolerance.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Nightclub forced to change its name from Mecca after threats from Muslim extremists.A popular Spanish nightclub has been forced to change its name from Mecca after sparking a furious reaction around the Islamic world.Intelligence chiefs warned owners they were being targeted by extremists who claim the disco is insulting to their religion.Hackers broke into the nightclub's website and posted a video threatening 'a great war between Spain and the people of Islam' if the venue did not change its name.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Iran Protests Cancelled Koran Burning by Asking Artists to Submit Cartoons Showing the Koran Being Desecrated.As Iran continues to react angrily over desecration of the Quran, it is turning to cartoons as an outlet for its outrage over perceived “Islamophobia.”An institution in Tehran is inviting caricaturists from around the world to submit cartoons for an online exhibition in response to Florida Pastor Terry Jones’s threat to burn copies of the Quran to mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.Suggested themes are “Devil against Holly [sic] Books,” “Burning Quran,” and “Devil against Human Nature.” Jones is the author of a book entitled “Islam is of the Devil.”Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Iran forces 'raid' office of opposition leader Mousavi.Iranian security forces have raided the office of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, his website has reported.Agents entered the premises late on Wednesday and took away computers and some of his belongings, it said.The statement described the attack as a "new phase of restrictions". The Iranian government has not commented.Mr Mousavi lost last year's presidential election to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a vote that he and other opposition figures say was rigged."With the attack by plainclothes security agents on the office of Mr Mousavi, it seems that another phase of restrictions has started," the statement on said.Read the full story here.More on this story here.Click here for comments.

  • African Big Brother slammed as man slaps a woman during foul-mouthed row... and is allowed to remain in the house.A heavily-built Big Brother contestant avoided punishment after he pushed and then slapped a woman live on TV in a new low for the programme.Producers of the African version of the show were accused of condoning domestic violence after the female contestant was assaulted, watched by viewers from 14 countries.Ugandan Hannington Kuteesa, 24, thumped South African Lerato Sengadi, 26, during the Endemol-produced show, the same firm behind Britain's version.Read and see the whole story here.Click here for comments.

  • Democrats spend on anti-health-reform advertisements.Democratic candidates are spending three times more advertising against the health reform law than they are in support of it.Since the beginning of Congress’s August recess, Democratic candidates have poured $930,000 into ads deriding the health overhaul but just $300,000 in pro-reform spots, according to Evan Tracey at Kantar Media.Hmmm does dear leader know this?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

Wellesley, Massachusetts Public School Students Learn to Pray to Allah

MFS - The Other News

                          Morning Posting.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.Time Magazine Jerusalem bureau chief says he didn't write 'Why Israel doesn't care about peace' title.Here's an interview with Karl Vick, the Jerusalem bureau chief for Time Magazine and the author of the infamous Time article that was featured on the cover pictured at left, in which Vick says that he did not write the inflammatory headline that has been heard around the world. In an exclusive interview from Jerusalem, Karl Vick, author of the TIME story entitled "Why Israel Doesn't Care About Peace" [September 13, 2010] explains to Mark S. Golub, president of Shalom TV, that he had nothing to do with the words appearing on the magazine cover.Time Magazine Cover "It's not my title," he tells Golub. "[The] people who put together these covers are trying to be as provocative as they can."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Obama's Sergeant Schultz imitation.Our inglorious President Obama, becoming ever more desperate, is flailing around in a panic. He is lashing out at Republicans in general, and the ones that he knows are the most dangerous to him and the Democrats, in particular. He is behaving like a man who has lost all control of the economy and himself. Obama’s rants and claims defy common sense and sound like ravings of a man coming unhinged.Rather than admit his radical leftwing policies are the problem not the solution, Obama refuses to see any problems. He is using the "I hear nothing, I see nothing, I know nothing!" tactic used by Sergeant Schultz of Hogan’s Heroes to avoid being blamed for anything. Schultz was afraid what he would learn, if he opened his eyes or listened, could send him on a one-way trip to the Russian Front.Obama is afraid voters could send him on a one-way trip back to the left side of Chicago as a community organizer.Every piece of legislation enacted by this Congress and Obama has been a part of their radical, socialist agenda and contrary to the wishes of the American people.Is it any wonder that Obama said that information can be distracting, and then told people not to watch Fox News or listen to talk-radio? He is trying his best to distract the American people by withholding, obfuscating, and lying about the information we receive.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • What If Obama’s Wrong?Over the weekend, President Obama repeated in connection with the 9/11 observances a now-familiar incantation: “We are not at war against Islam. We are at war against terrorist organizations that have distorted Islam or falsely used the banner of Islam.” (From his Weekly Address on September 11th) And “…As Americans we are not – and never will be – at war with Islam. It was not a religion that attacked us that September day – it was al Qaeda, a sorry band of men which perverts religion.” (Excerpt from his address at the Pentagon also on Saturday).These comments capture the essence of Mr. Obama’s policy towards the roots of terrorism. His administration’s understanding of the threat and its approach to contending with that danger flow directly from his conviction that they have nothing to do with Islam, except to the extent al Qaeda “perverts” or “hijacks” that religion.But what if this characterization of the problem we continue to face nine years after 9/11 is simply and utterly wrong? What if there actually is a direct tie between what recognized, mainstream authorities of Islam call “shariah” and the jihad (or holy war) it demands of adherents, some of which is manifested as terrifying violence?What if, in addition, jihadists engage in non-violent – and, in some ways, far more insidious – efforts to accomplish the same goal: the supremacy of shariah worldwide under a caliph?These questions have been the focus of an intensive six-month study by a remarkable group of highly accomplished civilian and military national security professionals.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Musharraf “ready to return to politics”.The former president, in exile in London, announced his intention to stand for election in 2013 with a new party. While the Minister for Minorities complains: "The Taliban and al-Qaeda gain in strength in the country".Meanwhile, the tragedy of flood victims in Pakistan continues unabated and the Minister for Minorities, Shahbaz Bhatti, complains: "The Taliban and al-Qaeda presence in the country is increasing. They are behind the latest attacks on Christians. "The former president did not specify where he will launch his party - called the All Pakistan Muslim League - but according to reports the event could take place in London. The return of Musharraf to the political scene could change the situation for minorities in the country, under the constant threat of Islamic extremists. A military man by profession, the former president is moving towards an authoritarian government but one that is also extremely tough on fundamentalists.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Hamas shuts restaurant that lets woman smoke pipe.Hotel restaurant ordered closed for 3 days, owner says due to violation of ban on women smoking water pipes; Hamas police deny violation is reason for closure."The police have decided to ban women from smoking water pipes in open, public places because it is against our customs, traditions and social norms," Hamas Interior Ministry spokesman Ihab al-Ghussein told AFP at the time the ban was announced."Smoking is bad for your health,phosphorus grenades and bombs on the other hand are "Healthy"?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Paladino: No Mosque Wherever The 9/11 Human Remain Dust Cloud Landed."I'm talking about an Imam who made prior statements about bringing in sharia law to America, and having the Muslim community practice under the American constitution their sharia law," Paladino said. "That's not kosher for us."Sanchez asked where Paladino's assertions about Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf came from."Where do you get the information that says that he wants everyone killed who doesn't believe the way he believes?" Sanchez said."I've read reports of his prior writings which talk about introduction of sharia law," Paladino responded. "That's what sharia law says,Sir." "Ground Zero for me is the extended site over which the dust cloud containing human remains traveled," he went on. "That Ground Zero site will be protected in the memory of those who fell at the World Trade Center, as well as the memory of the thousands and thousands of soldiers -- of American and Allied soldiers -- that fell in the ensuing wars, and the 150,000 troops we still have over there defending our right to speak like this today."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • On the Advice of the FBI, Cartoonist Molly Norris Disappears From View.You may have noticed that Molly Norris' comic is not in the paper this week. That's because there is no more Molly.The gifted artist is alive and well, thankfully. But on the insistence of top security specialists at the FBI, she is, as they put it, "going ghost": moving, changing her name, and essentially wiping away her identity. She will no longer be publishing cartoons in our paper or in City Arts magazine, where she has been a regular contributor. She is, in effect, being put into a witness-protection program—except, as she notes, without the government picking up the tab. It's all because of the appalling fatwa issued against her this summer, following her infamous "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day" cartoon.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Indian Muslim leaders slam anti-Christian attacks in Kashmir and Punjab.Desecrating a sacred text is a “despicable and uncivilised” act. The desecration of churches in Punjab and Kashmir must also be condemned, Muslim leaders in India said. For them, the proposal of a US clergyman to burn the Qur‘an and the attack against Christian places of worship in India are both disgraceful.“Islam specifically prohibits such acts and behaviour,” they noted. “We urge the authorities concerned to take stern legal action against the culprits.”“Whatever the provocation,” they added. “Muslims should limit their disapproval and protest against such incidents to peaceful demonstrations, press statements and memoranda to the authorities concerned.”Meanwhile, the chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab have called for greater security for Christian communities in the areas affected by the violence.Islam forbids violence,but it has been the cause for violence in the past 1400 years?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Erection of cross on Akdamar Armenian church partially solved.Difficulties over the erection of a 100-kilogram cross on the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Akdamar Island in Lake Van have been partially solved as the cross was temporarily placed on a wooden base.The Turkish government agreed to open the 1,100-year-old Cathedral of the Holy Cross for a one-day religious service on Sept. 19, an event that is to become an annual occurrence.Many believe a religious service at the historic church, which is now a state museum, could be a symbol of reconciliation between Turkey and Armenia, two neighbors bitterly divided over history and the fate of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.It seems that for Turkey religious freedom is a joke : "one mass a year and a church cross on a wooden base."Sounds like a travesty of religion.Is the truth not that the church may not be higher then the Mosque,and that's what's holding down the cross?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Obama Says He Won't `Walk Away' From Overhaul of U.S.Immigration Security.“I know that many of you campaigned hard for me, and understandably you’re frustrated we haven’t been able to move this over the finish line,” the president said at the Hispanic Caucus Institute’s annual awards dinner in Washington. “But let me be clear: I will not walk away from this fight.”Ok we all know what "Let me be clear means? What he really means is "I won't stop blaming others for my short comings?"Read the full whining story here.Click here for comments.

  • Roger Kimball unveils the ObamaCare money chart.You know how the liberals progressives continually whine that we spend too much money on health care?Because they're economic illiterates, I'll explain this phenomenon really slowly so they'll understand:Because......... we......... can.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Harvard's Marty Peretz Problem.The longtime New Republic editor ignited a flame war by denouncing Muslim life as “cheap.” Now he’s off to Harvard to be honored. Benjamin Sarlin on the controversy heading toward campus.Martin Peretz, the owner and longtime editor in chief of The New Republic, is no stranger to fights over Middle East politics. His far-right views on Israeli politics and the Arab world have turned him into a constant target for progressive critics. And the pugnacious Peretz has been all too happy to fire right back.But Peretz’s latest salvo—a blog post branding Muslim life “cheap”—ignited a firestorm that won’t be easy to extinguish. And as he heads to Harvard next week to be feted for his work as a professor and donor, he’s bringing the controversy to campus—drawing condemnation from the Muslim advocacy group CAIR, and a response from Cambridge.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Iran airs 'interview with Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani'.Iranian state TV has aired footage of a woman, claiming to be the one sentenced to death by stoning, saying she has not been lashed or tortured.A blurry image showed a woman in a chador purporting to be Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who was convicted of adultery in 2006.The woman says that the reports of her being recently punished for a newspaper photograph were "false and rumours".Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:ShalomLife:White Phosphorous Mortars Fired from Gaza into Israel.Several of the nine mortars fired from Gaza into Israel on Wednesday contained white phosphorous, according to Israeli police statements.A police spokesperson told the Jerusalem Post that two phosphorous mortars hit southern Israel. No injuries or damage to property has been so far reported."A police bomb disposal team examined a number of mortars that were fired today. We can confirm that two out of the nine mortars contained phosphorous," said Micky Rosenfeld.Israeli police told the newspaper that this was not the first time phosphorous mortars were launched into Israel from Hamas-controlled Gaza..White phosphorous weapons are banned by the Geneva Convention.“They cause burns among victims and they kill. This is an agricultural area, and we now have to explain to farmers how to deal with burns in light of the phosphorus mortars," the leader of the Eshkol Regional Council, Haim Yalin, told the Jerusalem Post."So long as this autonomous Iranian entity in Gaza continues to exist, we will be fired on. We have received only fundamentalism from Gaza and fire," Yalin said.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Rauf is a no-show in New Jersey court.While the Imam behind plans for a mosque near Ground Zero was jetting around the globe and advocating for his Downtown project, a pair of dilapidated apartment buildings he owns in New Jersey fell into such disrepair that cops have to stand watch in the event of a fire.The fire watch, at taxpayer expense, was revealed during a court hearing today when Union City lawyers asked to have two buildings owned by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf placed into receivership so that rent s could be used to fix dozens of violations, including inoperable alarms and sprinklers.Rauf skipped today’s hearing as did his wife Daisy Khan. Their lawyer, Tomas Espinosa, said he didn’t know why the Imam didn’t come to court.“There have been a lot of stress on these people,” Espinosa said when asked after the hearing to explain why Rauf was a no-show “The legal process will show that my client is an honorable man that has taken care of his property.”Asked why he was confident that Rauf would prevail, Espinosa said of the Imam, “There is integrity and character,” adding, “He is a man of peace.”Indeed the building sprinkler system fell to "pieces"?But Union City officials insist Rauf is a slumlord.Union City filed its lawsuit against Rauf on Monday, charging that he has refused to comply with dozens of building violations, some dating back to 1996 for two properties he owns at 2206 Central Ave. More here.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:AmnonandJonathan.WALID SHOEBAT."Allah is God..." - And if not?The Israeli Palestinian peace talks that have been revived by the US government are getting underway, hallelujah!I have some very unconventional proposals on how the Israeli government should open up its negotiating position to get the talks going for their ultimate success.First they need to declare that Israel will never recognize the Palestinian nation under any circumstances. Second they need to suggest that Israel will send all Arabs living in Israel, Judea and Samaria eviction notices and that all Arabs who live in all those areas be ready to leave on a one way ticket to Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon or any other Arab country of their choosing by Dec 31st 2010. The Land of Israel surely belongs to the Jews and Arabs have no right to be living even near a Jew. Finally all mosques including the Al Aqsa mosque should all be burnt to the ground and will be on January 1st 2011.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Zawahri threatens Turkey for fourth time this year.Al Qaeda’s number two Ayman al-Zawahri released an audio recording on Wednesday, calling on Pakistanis and Turkish Muslims to rise up against their government because of its involvement in Afghanistan.“The Muslim Turkish people must confront the behavior of their government, which is participating in the Muslim-killing campaign in Afghanistan,” he said. “The same holds true for the government of Pakistan.” Turkey has 1,755 troops serving with NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. Turkey is also involved in training Afghan security forces both in Turkey and in Afghanistan.“The Turkish troops will carry out the same operations in Afghanistan that the Jews are carrying out in Palestine, so how would the pious, free Turkish Muslim people accept such a crime against Islam and the Muslims?” Zawahiri asked as he threatened Turkey in his February speech.Follow the dots ....Ahmadenejad.....Erdogan.......Zawahiri what connects them all?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Transatlantic survey shows Turks choosing to cooperate with MidEast.According to the 2010 Transatlantic Trends public opinion survey released yesterday by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), the percentage of Turks who said Turkey should act in closest cooperation with countries in the Middle East on international matters has doubled to 20 percent from 2009 figures. Furthermore, the majority of Turks were not concerned about Iran acquiring nuclear weapons, in sharp contrast with the European Union and the United States respondents, who were concerned.When it comes to the question of how to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, 25 percent of Turkish respondents said a nuclear Iran is acceptable, in contrast to 4 percent of the Americans and 6 percent of the Europeans surveyed.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Loganswarning.Texas Takes Aim at anti-Christian, Pro-Islamic Textbooks.Now in Texas we see of another example of America turning against Islam. This time it is in the classrooms, which is obviously great news for our side.Texas education board to consider rule on Islam’s portrayal in textbooksJust when it appeared the State Board of Education was done with the culture wars, the panel is about to wade into the issue of what students should learn about Islam.The board will consider a resolution next week that would warn publishers not to push a pro-Islamic, anti-Christian viewpoint in world history textbooks.A preliminary draft of the resolution states that “diverse reviewers have repeatedly documented gross pro-Islamic, anti-Christian distortions in social studies texts” across the U.S. and that past social studies textbooks in Texas also have been “tainted” with pro-Islamic, anti-Christian views.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Team Bloomberg Must Wear the Campaign FAIL of Reshma Saujani.Mike Bloomberg’s White House aspirations look a bit dimmer today in the wake of the drubbing that Reshma Saujani took in her primary race against Carolyn Maloney yesterday.The conventional wisdom among Democratic “strategists” is that if the economy is good in 2012, Obama wins the presidential election in a walk. And if it’s not, Mike Bloomberg will probably run a third party challenge.There is some really twisted logic behind the notion that Obama would be vulnerable in 2012 if the economy’s bad, and yet the country would look to a creature of Wall Street like Mike Bloomberg for salvation. Of course, it’s equally twisted that the tea parties exploded in response to the bank bailouts, and yet Bain Capital billionaire Mitt Romney is their favorite for 2012. Maybe that gave them hope.But it didn’t work out so well yesterday. The millions that Wall Street pumped into Saujani’s campaign at the behest of Team Bloomberg cast her irrevocably as a tool of Wall Street in the eyes of voters who have had quite enough from the financial oligarchy. She wound up with only a pathetic 19% of the vote.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:From NY to Jerusalem, Daniel Greenfield Covers the Stories Behind the News.Tolerance is a Cooperative Value.The most important thing to understand about tolerance is that it is a cooperative value. It can only work by way of mutual agreement. A one sided tolerance translates either as disdain or fearful appeasement. It is often this second kind of tolerance that people speak of today, when they describe how they tolerate a noisy neighbor or a difficult family member. What they really mean is they have become unwilling to respond to offensive behavior out of fear or more commonly a sense of futility.This is the brand of tolerance that most Americans practice today, dutifully ignoring offenses, until something occurs that passes all boundaries of decency. Like the Ground Zero Mosque.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Catty Carla Bruni lifts lid on Michelle Obama's 'hellish' job.Michelle Obama thinks being America’s First Lady is ‘hell’, Carla Bruni reveals today in a wildly indiscreet new book.Miss Bruni reveals that Mrs Obama replied when asked about her position as the U.S. president’s wife: ‘Don’t ask! It’s hell. I can’t stand it!Yeah we can imagine it, all those vacations and parties really a nightmare from hell.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • DOJ opening Muslim civil rights office in Metro Detroit?The Department of Justice will announce Wednesday it is creating a civil rights unit for the Detroit region.The move comes at a time of thorny relations among police agencies and a Muslim civil rights group that has sued for information related to the killing of a Detroit mosque leader, who died during a shootout with the FBI.Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights division, will make the announcement at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Detroit along with U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade and Andrew Arena, special agent in charge of the FBI in Detroit.Last month, the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Michigan chapter filed Freedom of Information Act lawsuits in Wayne Circuit Court against the Detroit and Dearborn police departments. The group also has sued the Michigan State Police, which was part of a task force that conducted raids that led to the death of Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah at a Dearborn warehouse in October.Are we seeing the first stone in the groundwork of an separate Islamic law for Muslims in the USA?Perhaps a separate supreme Islamic court in the Ground Zero Mosque ,since Rauf just loves Sharia law?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Pennsylvania: Tea Party Protesters Added to Homeland Security’s List of Possible Terror Threats.An activist who believes he was improperly included on a state terror threat list said this morning he is preparing a federal lawsuit."When people's civil rights are trampled it's a federal issue," said Gene Stilp of Harrisburg, who holds a Virginia law license but does not practice as an attorney."The governor was outraged. I'm outraged. I'm glad this was put an end to, but we will be seeking answers. ... There will be requests of information from the state government for an explanation of who these people are, who made the decision to essentially engage in espionage and who is behind it.""I thought this was a free country and I was allowed to have my own opinion," Pribila said. "Now what, you're going to watch me and every move I make? That's not right."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TheAmericanDream.15 Bone Chilling Signs That Part Two Of The Double Dip Housing Crash Has Begun.These are harrowing times for anyone trying to sell a home or for anyone who is trying to make a living in the housing industry. But unfortunately, there are a whole lot of signs that things are about to get quite a bit worse. U.S. home sales have hit record lows in recent months. An increasing number of sellers have started to reduce their asking prices, and there are signs that home prices are already starting to slip substantially in many areas of the country. Meanwhile, the inventory of unsold homes in the United States continues to rapidly increase. Home foreclosures and bank repossessions of homes continue to set all-time records. What this all means is that the U.S. housing market is being absolutely flooded with homes for sale at a time when there are very few buyers. There is way too much supply and not nearly enough demand and as a result home prices are being pressured downward. The home buyer tax credits that the U.S. government was bribing home buyers with helped stabilize the U.S. housing market for a while, but now the tax credits have expired and things are getting scary out there.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Cutting the Pentagon budget: Get rid of officer pilots, let enlisted fly drones.Defense Secretary Robert Gates is going to need some radical solutions in order to realize the kind of budget cuts he wants. Here is one that will make the Air Force kick and moan, but I think the argument has merit.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Shock Audio: Facing ‘Obligations’ From Leadership, Democrat Congresswoman Leaves Voicemail for Lobbyist Cash.A couple weeks ago, House Member Eleanor Holmes Norton made a fundraising call to a lobbyist. The lobbyist wasn’t available, so Holmes Norton left a voicemail.We have been given a copy of that message. The audio is below.Read and hear the whole thing here.Click here for comments.

  • Sharif El-Gamal, developer of Ground Zero mosque, evicted from SoHo office for racking up back rent.Sharif El-Gamal, who runs the real estate firm Soho Properties and is heading the project two blocks from Ground Zero, was slapped with eviction proceedings last month after tallying up $39,000 in back rent, a Manhattan Housing Court filing shows.The management company that runs 552 Broadway, where El-Gamal leases space, said in the filing that he was warned in July and given until mid-August to pay up.But when the August deadline passed, management company Royal Crospin Corp. filed the eviction notice.It's not the first time El-Gamal's company has fallen behind in rent.Royal Crospin sued Soho Properties last year for nearly $89,000 in back rent. El-Gamal's firm paid $56,000 to settle.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Clone food 'in all our shops within two years' watchdog reveals.Food and animals of clone origin could be secretly spread across supermarket shelves and farms within two years, watchdogs admitted yesterday.The Food Standards Agency (FSA) board said it would be impossible to set up a regime to trace and label food from ‘Frankenfarm’ animals.It claimed the international trade in embryos and semen from clone animals is already so widespread that it cannot be stopped or regulated. As a result, consumers could soon be routinely eating meat and milk from the offspring of cloned cattle without knowing about it.In an astonishing admission, the FSA chairman, Lord Jeff Rooker, said: ‘You can’t regulate what you can’t count and what you can’t check on . Thatisan impossibility. ‘How can we prevent the public being misled? We can’t on this.’Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.Too good not to share: Obamopoly.The object of the game is to destroy American capitalism by having the government take over everything! Wanna Play? No? Too bad, you're already playing.Read and see the whole thing here.Click here for comments.

  • Microsoft launches Internet Explorer 9.Microsoft has launched its new web browser and made it available for download.The software giant says Internet Explorer 9 has higher graphic capabilities than its rivals.It says IE9 has an advantage over competitors like Google's Chrome because it can use of all of a computer's processing power.UK Windows business Director Leila Martine showed Rory Cellan-Jones some of the new features.Download link on yesterday Afternoon posting!Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

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.
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