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Sunday, October 3, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                      Afternoon Posting.

  • Left-Wing Crazies Take Their Turn.The One Nation rally Saturday fell far short of Glenn Beck’s march, in terms of numbers and enthusiasm, but John Avlon, author of Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America, reports that it mirrored it in one key way: plenty of wingnuts.The stated intention of the One Nation rally was to promote an “antidote” rather than just a left-wing “alternative to the Tea Party,” according to NAACP President Benjamin Jealous. The reality fell far short of that unifying goal.Instead, the rally offered a snapshot of the fragile coalition that is the contemporary far left—a dizzying array of activist organizations and identity politics, with financial muscle provided by the labor unions who bused their members in.The curious migration of anti-Semitism to the left was evident in signs that read “End All U.S. Aid to the Racist State of Israel” and “Fund Jobs, Not Israel.” I cringed as these marchers crowded past a group of World War II vets from Columbus, Ohio, being wheeled to their war memorial as part of the excellent “Honor Flight” program.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:thevirtuousrepublic.Extremist Groups Which Endorsed Today’s One Nation Working Together March.Do you wonder who is the Democratic base? Do you wonder who supported and endorsed today’s leftist march on Washington? Do you wander which groups One Nation Working Together associates itself with? Of course the answer is hard core leftists!Here’s the list of all the endorsing groups from the ONWT website.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • More scope for UAE-US partnership: Sheikha Lubna.UAE and US are reliable allies, with shared security and economic interests."While the UAE has a strong relationship with many of the large US defense and aerospace companies, there is more scope to provide multiple sources for parts, and even a measure of self-sufficiency by creating capability at home, and creating jobs and a future for people in these sectors,”The event was organized in honor of the visit of the US Aerospace & Defense Trade Mission to the UAE this week.“The UAE and the US are reliable allies, with shared security and economic interests, Sheikha Lubna added.''This is due to the fact that the UAE is a source of stability, tolerance, innovation, and growth in the Arabian Gulf and around the globe,” she said.Hmmm.....creating jobs in the U.A.E. while demantling NASA jobs at home?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:LegalInsurrection.A Call For Photos From The "One Nation" Rally In Washington.Photos of communist and socialist participants.But not just any photos of communists and socialist participants, because that would be too easy.No, the photos I want are of communists and socialist participants which appear in the mainstream might be easyer to get a few UFO's?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Muslim woman sacked from estate agency for REFUSING to wear a headscarf.A Muslim woman has been awarded more than £13,500 after she was sacked for refusing to wear a headscarf at the estate agency where she worked.Ghazala Khan - a 31-year-old non-practising Muslim - was fired less than two weeks into her job at a company run by traditional Muslim businessman Masood Ghafoor simply because she refused to cover her hair.Mr Ghafoor told Miss Khan, who had nine years experience in the trade, that his wife and female relatives all wore full veils or burkas, telling her that her parents had given her 'far too much freedom'.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Serbian Patriarch Enthroned In Kosovo Church Amid Tight Security.Thousands of faithful Serbs gathered in the Kosovo town of Pec to attend the enthroning ceremony of the head of Serbia's Orthodox Church, Patriarch Irinej.The 80-year-old Patriarch Irinej succeeded Pavle after his death in November 2009. The first part of the two-stage enthronement ceremony took place in Belgrade in January.The ceremony, attended by Serbian President Boris Tadic and other high-ranking officials, is the first of its kind in the ethnic-Albanian-dominated town of Pec since Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in February 2008.Security was tight as around 900 Kosovo police were deployed around the church's picturesque mountain location, said Amra Zejneli, an RFE/RL correspondent in Kosovo.NATO-led peacekeepers and the European Union's police mission were alongside local police forces to ensure security."According to the police, around 2,500 pilgrims came from Serbia to witness the ceremony," Zejneli said. "Also, Serbians from central Kosovo arrived in several buses. Some people also came from Montenegro.""Outside the church, there is a big plasma screen, where people can see what's going on inside the church. You can see various people here, some very very old, some middle-aged, and some very young," Zejneli said.Irinej arrived in Pec on October 2. He urged both ethnic Serbs and ethnic Albanians to find a solution to Kosovo's contested status.These are "very, very difficult times" for Serbia, the patriarch said.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:AmericanThinker.We Allow Them to Blackmail Us -- Islam vs. the West.The Muslim world does not have to fire a single shot; the Western world is capitulating to the Islamists' every demand. Three recent events show the continuing and relentless interplay among Islamists worldwide.The latest assault is playing out in Spain. La Meca, a popular "discotheque in southern Spain, has agreed to change its name and architectural design" because of pressure from Islamic extremists who find the name of the discotheque and its design "offensive and insulting to their religion."Bat Ya'or explains that this "tacit, non-comprehended acceptance of shariah's dictates" in essence "puts the Western public sphere in the position of conforming to one of the basic rules of dhimmitude: the express prohibition of Christians and Jews to criticize Islamic history and doctrine."We must identify, recognize and defeat every facet of shariah's designs and the people who promulgate it. We must begin to educate ourselves about this existential threat.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Michelle Obama threatens to divorce Barack Obama if he tries to seek second term.Michelle Obama has threatened to divorce Barack Obama if he tries to seek a second term as president. That is the report according to well-placed and insider sources from the National Enquirer, who work in the nation’s capital. This report of strife and all-out threat-making in the Obamas’ marriage is not the first time that reports have arisen, which detail that not everything is well in Obamaland. Earlier this year, reports emerged that Barack Obama himself—also known by liberals everywhere as either "The Messiah" or "The One"—had engaged in a sordid affair with none other than a former campaign aide by the name of Vera Baker. While there have only been reports of said alleged affair, if true, it would mean that the apple did not fall far from the tree, seeing as how Barack Obama Senior (anti-colonial socialist that he was) had many affairs himself.According to the Enquirer’s reporting, the Obamas’ marital spat happened just recently, after they had returned with their little daughters in tow from their "well-deserved" vacation on Martha’s Vineyard (during which time America continued to suffer from double-digit unemployment, uncontrolled illegal immigrants encroaching into the country, and increasing, rising costs of health care insurance). During their spat, Michelle was reported to have broken down in tears—so fed up was she with Barack—and climaxed the quarrel by screaming, "I hate you for dragging me through all this…I’ve had enough!"If this report accurately details what occurred between the Obamas, then sympathy is in order for Michelle. After all, poor baby, she has had it really hard considering all those lavish trips to Spain for vacation (while many Americans struggled with double-digit unemployment stateside), volunteering at food banks while wearing her ultra-trendy $540 dollar sneakers (while more Americans continue stopping looking for work), and defaming America as a mean country!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

MFS - The Other News

                          Morning Posting.

  • Why some fear China and India are on the road to war.When Manmohan Singh warned of China's "new assertiveness" last week, Asia watchers snapped to attention. The normally sage Indian prime minister accused Beijing of seeking to expand its reach in South Asia. With China muscling for resources and geopolitical clout, India, he warned, had better take heed. The timing of the rare public rebuke was especially provocative, as it came hot on the heels of a series of diplomatic flare-ups between the two giants. Temperatures on the continent are rising in step with the Asian rivals' growth.Last month, China denied a visa to an Indian general on the grounds he was based in disputed Jammu and Kashmir. That was retaliation, experts figure, for India's earlier denial of a visa to a senior Chinese diplomat. China has, for more than a year, been angering India by refusing to issue normal visas to residents of Indian Kashmir. It is also stoking Indian fears of being encircled by a Chinese infrastructure build-up in northern Pakistan, and Indian Ocean port and rail developments in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Last month, India's excitable media seized on reports that China has stationed as many as 11,000 troops in northern Pakistan, feeding growing fears of the "Chinese dragon." For now, a planned defence exchange between the two has been halted at New Delhi's behest.To many Chinese, according to a recent opinion poll, India remains a backward country, teeming with "poor, homeless people," not a rising giant. Their mutual incomprehension does little to build friendships.To Caron, there's nothing new or noteworthy about China and India's cat-and-mouse game--"they've been at it for 300 years." Certainly none of it signals a march to war. Bad as it may seem, Beijing and Delhi are also sitting down for their 14th round of border talks, and recently orchestrated a joint walkout at the Copenhagen Climate Conference. The outside world's interest does, however, serve to underscore the immense and growing power of the Asian rivals. Even five years ago, this odd little spat would have drawn a yawn from the West.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BacktoBasics.Supremes get case against ‘putative’ President Obama Petition.‘There exists possibility that he could be an illegal alien’.A petition for writ of certiorari has been filed with the high court in the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold the dismissal of a case brought by attorney Mario Apuzzo on behalf of Charles F. Kerchner Jr., Lowell T. Patterson, Darrell James Lenormand and Donald H. Nelsen Jr.Named as defendants are Barack Hussein Obama II, the U.S., Congress, the Senate, the House of Representatives, former Vice President Dick Cheney and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.The case alleges Congress failed to follow the Constitution, which “provides that Congress must fully qualify the candidate ‘elected’ by the Electoral College Electors.”The trial court rejected the case based on issues of “standing” and never addressed the core issues presented. The appellate court did the same.Now Apuzzo has escalated the issue to the highest court in the land, suggesting that “the constitutional issue … cannot be decided by the political parties and a voting majority. Our nation is ultimately guided by the Constitution and the rule of law, not by majority rule. Allowing the political parties and the voting majorities to decide constitutional issues would be tantamount to amending the Constitution without going through the amendment process prescribed by Article V of the Constitution and abandoning the basic principles of republican government.”In an announcement about the filing, Apuzzo said Obama not only has not proven, as required under the Constitution, his status as a “natural born citizen,” but “he has hidden all his early life records including his original long-form birth certificate, early school records, college records, travel and passport records needed to prove he is even a born citizen of the United States.”His case argues, essentially, that even if Obama was born in Hawaii as he claims, he still fails to reach the Constitution’s mandated eligibility requirement.And it could be even worse.“Surely the Constitution would not leave someone like the petitioners without any remedy to protect the same rights which the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution recognize as their unalienable rights to life, liberty, and property,” the petition states.The petition explains the nation’s Founders required the “natural born citizen” status “to provide a ‘strong check’ on foreign influence making its way into our government and specifically in the office of president and commander in chief of the military.”The Supreme Court previously has rejected out of hand a series of filings regarding Obama’s eligibility, but most of them were filed under an “emergency” procedure that approached the high court before having worked their way through the trial court and appellate court processes. There was no immediate word whether the Supreme Court would accept the Kerchner case.The petition also seeks the recusal of justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, who have been appointed by Obama, as having potential conflicts since Obama’s eligibility ultimately could impact their own jobs.Justice Clarence Thomas, in an appearance before Congress, previously said the court has been “evading” the Obama eligibility issue.I salute the defendants! Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • British schools where girls must wear the Islamic veil. Hundreds of girls are bring forced by British schools to wear the Islamic veil in a move which has been heavily criticised by mainstream Muslims.Islamic schools have introduced uniform policies which force girls to wear the burka or a full headscarf and veil known as the niqab.Moderate followers of Islam said yesterday that enforcement of the veil was a "dangerous precedent" and that children attending such schools were being "brainwashed".Critics warned that the spectacle of burka-clad pupils entering and leaving the schools at the start and end of the day could damage relations between Muslim and non-Muslim communities.Ed Husain, co-director of Quilliam, the counter-extremist think-tank, said: "It is absurd that schools are enforcing this outdated ritual – one that which sends out a damaging message that Muslims do not want to fully partake in British society.He added: "The enforcing of the niqab on young girls is not a mainstream Islamic practice – either in Britain or in most Muslim-majority countries."It is a desert practice which belongs to another century and another world." Dr Taj Hargey, an imam and chairman of the Muslim Educational Trust of Oxford, said: "This is very disturbing and sets a dangerous precedent. "It means that Muslim children are being brainwashed into thinking they must segregate and separate themselves from mainstream society."The use of taxpayers' money for such institutions should be absolutely opposed. The wearing of the burka or niqab is a tribal custom and these garments are not even mentioned in the Koran."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Ahmadinejad: Israel savage dog unleashed in region.Iran's president calls for US leaders to be 'buried' over threats of military action against it. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is known for brash rhetoric in addressing the West, but in a speech Sunday he used a deeply offensive insult in calling for an undertaker to bury US leaders."They have an incomprehensible nerve threatening us and saying all options are on the table. Damn you, you have dragged the region into the mud," he said of the US, and added that if Western countries did not pull out of the Middle East "the nations of the region will throw you out."The hard-line president again questioned who was behind the Sept. 11 attacks in the US and said they gave Washington a pretext for seeking to dominate the region and plunder its oil wealth.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • One of every five United Arab Emirates residents suffers mental issues.Illnesses like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia are widespread.Speaking during the inauguration of the six month mental health Awareness Campaign jointly organised by Community Development Authority (CDA) and Dubai Health Authority, officials said that the number of such cases has been increasing over the years.The awareness campaign is part of the World Mental Health Day organised by the World Health Organisation on October 10.Now why could this be?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Obama to spend weekend at Camp David.President Barack Obama will travel to Camp David on Saturday morning.On Sunday, Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will host a retreat for Cabinet members and their families at the presidential country getaway in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, will also attend."I could use a break?"Source.Click here for comments.

  • Obama Government Gives Blackwater Mercenaries $10 Billion To Protect All US Embassies.Blackwater firm partners with State Dept., CIA insiders.Nothing like a new suit of clothes -- and a good tailor -- for a fresh start.So it seems for the firm formerly known as Blackwater, which has won yet another government security contract, despite its long and continuing trail of legal problems.Bidding under a new name, Xe Services won a share this week of a $10 billion State Department deal to provide protective services for American embassies abroad.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Logistics Monster.“The Flag Of Islam Will Fly Over The White House”Just keep telling yourself that, Anjem. (Pssst…nobody tell Anjem that there are more women in America the don’t believe in Islam or sharia law than property wearing burqas, and those infidels are armed…)Someone please give the man his medication back?Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • New York's Naked Cowboy swaps birthday suit for business suit in bid to run for president.Barack Obama's latest opponent in the 2012 presidential election cannot hide his naked political ambition.Robert John Burck, better known to New Yorkers as eccentric busker the Naked Cowboy, has decided to get a haircut, throw something on and officially declare his candidacy for president.Mr Burck, 40, insists he has a 'very conservative policy' and promises and 'unapologetic commitment to our borders, our language and our culture'.Surprisingly Mr Burck has political credentials.A staple in the busker scene in Times Square since the 1990's, he is the son of a 'career politician', and claims to have bachelor's degree in political science.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Lethal Engagement: Barack Hussein Obama, the United Nations and Radical Islam.What The Mainstream Press Neglected To Tell You About The United Nations Summit.Nevertheless, the OIC’s Secretary General Ihsanoglu most likely made President Obama’s day. Ihsanoglu told reporters that the OIC was delighted with Obama’s position towards Israel. He also said in a speech last week at the UN to the OIC’s foreign ministers that “we have achieved a breakthrough in our relations with the United States…the U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paid an unprecedented visit to the OIC headquarters in Jeddah at the head of a group of senior U.S. officials, noticeable among them is the Special Envoy of President Barack Obama to the OIC. “Thus, Obama’s policy of aggressive engagement with the Muslim world appears to be paying off - for the 57 member states of the Organization of Islamic Conference. These are the same Islamic nations, along with their anti-Western allies, who happen to control the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council in which the Obama administration places so much stock.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:CreepingSharia.Obama appoints Muslim whose son was killed waging jihad against Russians.WASHINGTON D.C.–President Obama recently announced his intention to appoint businessman Farooq Kathwari and entrepreneur Dilawar Syed to key administrative posts.According to the Militant Islam Monitor, and other sources, has more on Kathwari, Ethan Allen CEO Farooq Kathwari Speaking At Muslim Brotherhood Affiliated Event:Kathwari’s son Irfan, was killed in Afghanistan in 1992 while waging jihad against the Russians. Kathwari established a foundation in his name. Irfan is believed to have joined with jihadists [who were connected to either of two Islamic terror organization, Jaish Mohammed or Lashkar e Taiba] and died while carrying out an attack.Kathwari has a history of support for Islamist groups. In 2004 he was a speaker at the annual conference of the Islamic Society of North America, a group listed as an unindicted conspirator in the recently concluded successful prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation in the nation’s largest terror funding trial.Farooq Kathwari and his family continue to be high profile promoters of the Kashmiri separatist cause, which is code-speak for establishing an Islamic state in the area, parts of which are currently administered by India, Pakistan and China.Such a move is strongly supported by the Taliban and al-Qaeda..It’s almost like in a B Movie script where a network of “Sleepers” are being planted?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • America on the brink of a Second Revolution.What’s distinctive about the Tea Party is its anarchist streak -- its antagonism toward any authority, its belligerent self-expression, and its lack of any coherent program or alternative to the policies it condemns,” warns Jacob Weisberg in Newsweek. But why not three cheers for the Tea Party Express? Admit it, something historic is brewing. And yes, it’s good for America, even the anarchy. Revolution is renewal. Tea-baggers want to take on both parties, “restore honor” and “take back the country.” Bring it on, the feeling’s mutual.OK, maybe most Americans just silently mimic the words, “we’re mad as hell, won’t take it any more.” But watch out: After November the campaign’s shrill rhetoric explodes into action.Tea-baggers are kicking the revolution into high gear. Debt is sinking America. Both parties are to blame. So vote out incumbents. Spare no one. We need new leadership, another Reagan or Truman. Congress better get the message: Cut that budget, or they’ll dump the rest of you in the coming Great Purge of 2012.Unfortunately they’re tone deaf. Congress cannot see past the election. All that changes in November.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:WND.Fort Hood soldiers told to list private weapons.Base requires make, model, serial number and who owns them.But a soldier on base who contacted WND regarding the demand for information about off-base weapons said that's not the way it was presented to soldiers. "At the end of the day formation … we were all required to state whether we owned a firearm. Then those that owned firearms were required to have their names put on a watch list that included registration status of the firearms and where the firearms were kept," wrote the soldier, who asked for anonymity to avoid retaliation. "The list included those … who live off post in privately owned homes," the soldier confirmed. "I feel like I have been violated and my 2nd Amendment rights infringed," the soldier wrote. "Last year Homeland Security said that veterans are a potential threat to the country, now I and many others in my unit are on a watch list because we own guns."The action recalls similar disclosure demands on which WND has previously reported at Fort Bliss in Texas and Fort Campbell in Kentucky.Second Amendment advocates have been alarmed, since President Obama took office, by a series of actions, including his advocacy of an international treaty that could require those who reload their ammunition to obtain federal permits.WND also reported when the Department of Homeland Security issued a report titled "Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment," that stated, "Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to right-wing extremists." Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Does Obama speak in code?You decide.Recently the team and I came across a discovery that was hidden in plain sight.In the course of a conversation, Obama's speech patterns came up.We noticed he put emphasis on certain words.We assumed it was similar to the techniques used by hypnotists, Lamaz class councilors, or a learned public speaking skill.Read the full story here,more on this here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Tundratabloids.Geert Wilders speech in Berlin.Geert Wilders speech given in Berlin at the Freiheit party (Freedom party) speaking event on 2.10.2010Dear Friends, I am very happy to be here in Berlin today. As you know, the invitation which my friend René Stadtkewitz extended to me, has cost him his membership of the CDU group in the Berlin Parliament. René, however, did not give in to the pressure. He did not betray his convictions. His dismissal prompted René to start a new political party.I wish him all the best. As you may have heard, the past weeks were extremely busy for me. Earlier this week we succeeded in forging a minority government of the Liberals and the Christian-Democrats which will be supported by my party. This is an historic event for the Netherlands. I am very proud of having helped to achieve this. At this very moment the Christian-Democrat Party conference is deciding whether or not to approves this coalition. If they do, we will be able to rebuild our country, preserve our national identity and offer our children a better future.Today I am here, however, to warn you for looming disunity. Germany’s national identity, its democracy and economic prosperity, is being threatened by the political ideology of Islam. In 1848, Karl Marx began his Communist Manifesto with the famous words: “A specter is haunting Europe – the specter of communism.” Today, another specter is haunting Europe. It is the specter of Islam. This danger, too, is political. Islam is not merely a religion, as many people seem to think: Islam is mainly a political ideology.This insight is not new.I quote from the bestselling book and BBC television series The Triumph of the West which the renowned Oxford historian J.M. Roberts wrote in 1985: “Although we carelessly speak of Islam as a ‘religion’; that word carries many overtones of the special history of western Europe. The Muslim is primarily a member of a community, the follower of a certain way, an adherent to a system of law, rather than someone holding particular theological views.” The Flemish Professor Urbain Vermeulen, the former president of the European Union of Arabists and Islamicists, too, points out that “Islam is primarily a legal system, a law,” rather than a religion.The American political scientist Mark Alexander writes that “One of our greatest mistakes is to think of Islam as just another one of the world’s great religions. We shouldn’t. Islam is politics or it is nothing at all, but, of course, it is politics with a spiritual dimension, … which will stop at nothing until the West is no more, until the West has … been well and truly Islamized.”These are not just statements by opponents of Islam. Islamic scholars say the same thing. There cannot be any doubt about the nature of Islam to those who have read the Koran, the Sira and the Hadith. Abul Ala Maududi, the influential 20th century Pakistani Islamic thinker, wrote – I quote, emphasizing that these are not my words but those of a leading Islamic scholar – “Islam is not merely a religious creed [but] a revolutionary ideology and jihad refers to that revolutionary struggle … to destroy all states and governments anywhere on the face of the earth, which are opposed to the ideology and program of Islam.”Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Pakistan Muslim Militants Kill Christian Family, Attack Pastor.Suspected Islamic militants shot and killed a Christian lawyer, his wife and their five children in northwestern Pakistan, just days after a pastor nearly died in a seperate attack linked to Muslim extremism, local Christians and rights activists said.The victim and his wife Ruby Paul, along with their five children ages 6 to 17, had been shot to death, he said. "On September 28 at around 8 a.m., we received a call from Sher Khan colony that people heard gunshots, and there was a group of people who ran from a house and drove away," Khan said. "We went and found seven bodies in a house."Paul’s Muslim neighbor, Mushtaq Khan, told reporters a group of armed men had threatened the lawyer the previous day. "On Monday a group of armed men stopped Paul and took him by the collar and said, ‘Leave the town in 24 hours – we know how to throw out Christians, we will not allow even a single Christian to live here. We will hang them all in the streets, so that no Christian would ever dare to enter the Hazara land."ICC’s Regional Manager for South Asia, Jonathan Racho, said his group is "deeply concerned with the ongoing attacks" against Christians in Pakistan. "We urge Pakistani officials to ensure the rights of Christian minorities in the country to worship freely."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • One Nation Rally was a big flop.The October 2, 2010, One Nation Rally, held at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington, D.C., can be summed up in three words: complain, complain, complain. The rally appeared more like a contest, to see which special interest group can outdo the other as the biggest victim of society.The One Nation Rally, had sparse crowds, empty seats in the front of the podium, and people roaming around that held little interest in the speakers. In fact, several speakers attempted to provoke the audience to chant a slogan, only to fail in embarrassment. Even the great orator, Jesse Jackson, failed to whip the crowd up to chant his famous: “Keep Hope Alive” slogan.The audience of the October 2, One Nation Rally, had a crowd full of angry faces, that never challenged the individual to do more, but instead, they challenged their nation to give them more.With all the members of the teachers union crying out for more money and higher salaries, you would of thought at least one of those teachers, could of stood up at the podium, and recited a speech from a famous Democratic President, that said: “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.”Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Sante Fe High School tracking Students Through Their ID Badges.The Smart Badge program started this school year, and is getting mixed reviews from parents and students.Patrick Mann is a senior and said he feels like he’s in prison.“Normally, the one people you would track are say prisoners or somebody that’s done something very wrong,” Mann said.All students at Santa Fe Junior High and Santa Fe High School have to wear the radio frequency IDs.The sensors are in the ceiling on campus, but Mann said they keep tabs of you off campus too.One parent said she just doesn’t like the school tracking her son’s every move.Letters were sent home about the new badges and an update was printed in the district’s newsletter.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • The Most Controversial Cartoons.After being banned by Fox, the abortion-themed Family Guy episode is finally out on DVD. From Donald Duck as a Nazi to South Park’s portrayal of Muhammad, WATCH VIDEO of other controversy-courting cartoons.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Waitrose forced to ditch halal lamb from Duchy range.Waitrose is to introduce a range of non-halal lamb products as a response to customers’ concerns about its meat supplies.Until now, all lamb sold by the store has been slaughtered in accordance with Islamic law, with a Muslim reciting a prayer in Arabic over the meat. But Waitrose said last night that, from now on, organic Welsh lamb from its Duchy Originals range – established by Prince Charles to market produce from his estates – will no longer be halal.Food author Carina Norris said: ‘It’s good to know that supermarkets are listening to people and giving consumers a choice and diversity of range of products.’Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • More veiled controversy: Two Egyptian universities restrict veiled professors.Reflecting ongoing controversy in the Middle East regarding female dress, two prominent Egyptian universities announced upcoming bans on professors teaching while wearing the face veil or niqaab. Yesterday, Ain Shams and Fayoum Universities in the Cairo area warned female faculty that the new measures would take effect during the current academic year. The Egyptian bans follow last year’s prohibitions against veiled students taking exams (and possibly using their apparel to cheat). The new measure is yet to be approved by Egypt’s University Council and the Higher Council of Universities, but is expected to take effect during the current academic year.“Fully veiled professors are not going to be banned from working at the university--They will only not be allowed to teach," explained Ain Shams University President Dr. Maged al-Deeb. In Yemen, for example, female candidates for teaching positions at the two leading English-language institutes in Sana’a are told that full-face veils are forbidden because they are “not conducive to teaching pronunciation and listening comprehension.”Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • 15 Photos From the #OneNation Rally You'll Never See In Legacy Media.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Chief Imam Ceric widens Bosnia’s Jihad net.Kuwaiti Ambassador to Bosnia inaugurated a Kuwaiti funded mosque while a corresponding Kuwait based Islamic “charity”, the International Islamic Charitable Organization, was passing out Quaran’s to the Bosnian Muslim youngsters who were capable of memorizing the Quaran by heart.Notes The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report:Considered by some to be a leading “liberal” Islamic leader, Mustafa Ceric is tied to the global Muslim Brotherhood through his membership in the European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR), headed by Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi and by his participation in the U.K.-based “Radical Middle Way” consisting of a wide range of associated scholars representing the global Muslim Brotherhood.Established by an Egyptian Sheikh Al-Qaradawi, the International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) enjoys full support of Kuwait’s royal family and government. The purpose of the IICO, as described by Al-Qaradawi, is “first and foremost goal was practical resistance to the frenzied wave of Christianization within the Muslim world” by which Al-Qaradawi means spread of Islam as seen by the Muslim Brotherhood.Nor are there any “direct” links involving Bosnia’s Chief Imam Ceric so the Western insistence that Ceric should be prefixed with the misleading attribute of “moderate” may be Washington’s expression of gratitude for keeping his Islamic terror links “indirect”.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Muslims threaten ethnic Serb over prayer meeting.Ethnic Serb Darko Panovic received a death threat from an “unknown” source after announcing plans for a Christian prayer meeting in a city of Novi Pazar that hosts large number of Muslims.Panovic had plans to hold a prayer meeting on the corner of two streets during which time church music and prayers were to be played out of a car with speakers.Panovic asked the police to provide security for his October 10 prayer in Novi Pazar.Panovic said that death threats came after a Muslim web site published a “report” from Panovic’s group describing how Christian Serbs are planing a march in the “heart” of Novi Pazar which they deem as a Muslim capital of an independent state of Sandzak that some adherents in that area seek to make.As for the threats, Panovic says that he received calls at home by unknown men threatening to behead him and to impale him in the traditional Muslim Turkish way.On the web site comments threatening to kill Panovic or glorifying Islam were also published.“We will slaughter all Serbs and kill them in Novi Pazar like we did in our Muslim Sarajevo,” read one message.“Run you Serbs, here come the Turks… Even Belgrade will be too little for you… From Sarajevo to Iran will be the land of Musulman,” read another.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                      Afternoon Posting.

  • Ht :InstaPundit.PROPERTY TAXES: Highest In Blue States, Lowest In Red States.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Nobel experts predict low-key prize after Obama.Jurors singled out Obama's efforts to heal the divide between the West and the Muslim world and scale down a Bush-era proposal for an anti-missile shield in Europe.Too soon, said critics. A Gallup poll shortly after Obama won the award in October found 61 percent of Americans did not believe he deserved it. People were split along partisan lines on whether they were happy for him.China has said giving the prize to a Chinese dissident would harm relations between Norway and China, but Lundestad dismissed the warning, saying the committee is independent from the Norwegian government.As always Lundestad declined to comment on nominations but said that over time the committee seeks to achieve a certain geographical balance and make an effort to find female candidates. Of the 97 peace laureates to date, only 12 have been women.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Assad: Peace talks only to boost Obama's image.Syrian president arrives for official visit to Tehran, where he receives award for supporting 'regional resistance groups' like Hamas, Hezbollah. Meanwhile, Syrian deputy FM says only interested in peace talks with Israel if Turkey mediates Syrian President Bashar Assad said Saturday that peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are aimed at bolstering Obama's political image."There is no goal but to gain support for Obama within America," he told Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, adding that "there has been no change in the peace process in Palestine."We said we would follow American efforts, but consult with our Turkish brothers in everything concerning the peace process," Makdad said.He explained that Syria would only agree to peace talks with Turkish mediation, and that substituting US mediation would not be acceptable. "I can say there is almost global consensus on the Turkish mediation, and the only opposition to this comes from Israel," he said.Hmmm.....Turkish brothers.....Iran.....Syria....Hezbollah.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Canadian defence Min MacKay shuts down Islamic group speech.Defence Minister Peter MacKay has vetoed the speech from a controversial Islamic group because of its "extremist views."Imam Dr. Zijad Delic, the national executive director of the Canadian Islamic Congress, was to speak at an internal event at Department of National Defence headquarters Monday.A spokesman for MacKay said when the minister learned of the CIC's participation in the Islamic Heritage Month event, he pulled the plug "based on extremist views promulgated by the Canadian Islamic Congress.""The Canadian Islamic Congress has declared that Israelis over the age of 18 are legitimate targets of suicide bombers," wrote Jay Paxton, MacKay's director of communications, in an e-mail. "These types of comments don't support Islamic Heritage, they simply divide Canadians, promulgate hate and they have no place in Monday's celebrations."Charles McVety, who heads up the right-wing Institute of Canadian Values, issued a statement Friday saying Delic's invitation to speak is an insult to the Canadian Forces soldiers who have died in Afghanistan."This will shock the conscience of Canadians of good faith, dismay military families whose children have made the supreme sacrifice, and undermine the credibility and morale of our armed services in the eyes of allies and enemies alike," McVety said in the statement on the association's website.Hooray for Canada!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Today’s Obama-Backed Leftist “One Nation” Rally a Bust?…Update: Further Proof.Just watched a bit of it on C-Span, looks like a few more have trickled in (don’t forget they chartered 2,000 buses to astroturf the event), still nowhere near the size of the Restoring Honor rally.Hmmm......the American flag seems to be the most absent at the meeting?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Delhi goes into lockdown for Games opener.New Delhi will go into a security lockdown Sunday for the opening of the biggest and most trouble-plagued Commonwealth Games ever.With an estimated 100,000 police and military personnel dedicated to keeping the athletes, visitors and games venues safe, and with foreign governments issuing travel advisories highlighting a risk for terror attacks in India during the Games, local authorities didn't want to leave softer targets vulnerable.The Delhi government used a law enacted in 1954 as authority to enforce the closure of shops and markets on the day of the opening ceremony and the Oct. 14 closing ceremony, announcing it to businesses two days ahead of time.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:AmericanThinker.A Clear Danger: Obama, a 'Living Constitution,' and 'Positive Rights'.I think it's safe to say that President Obama is not exactly fond of the United States Constitution as written. That statement is based on Mr. Obama's own words and his choice of nominees to the federal bench.Mr. Obama the activist-turned-politician has always been shrewd about hiding his far-left philosophy from the general public, whether by voting "present" or by speaking in abstract language. Of course, Obama, like most people, cannot completely hide his worldview. Thankfully, we have record of a few of his unguarded moments from which his radical views have escaped.Mr. Obama correctly (and painfully) refers to the Constitution as a "charter of negative liberties," as "interpreted."So far, the Senate has confirmed 41 of Obama's nominees, leaving 104 federal judgeships open. Presently, a battle over five of Obama's nominees known as the "fringe five" is being fought by Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Connie Hair writes that these "candidates ... have once been returned to the President as unacceptable. Each of these controversial nominees was passed out of committee but are so controversial that President Obama and Democrat leaders have avoided discussing them in public."Certainly, the "fringe five" symbolize Mr. Obama's judicial philosophy, and yet any one of his high-ranking nominees, if scratched, would bleed a leftist worldview. Of all the president's radicals, let's focus on just one of the fringe nominees, Goodwin Liu, because his writings mirror exactly what Obama was getting to in his WBEZ-FM interview.In other words, Liu is a "living Constitution" theorist who, like Obama, uses conservative-sounding words to support his radical positions. A Constitution that is interpreted by a few robe-wearing elitists "in a way that adapts its principles" is effectively no Constitution at all.After many decades of "living Constitution" interpretation, the people have already lost much of their Constitution to leftist judges. And now, the elitist establishment is positioning itself for its next break from the constraints.Mr. Obama is a constitutional deconstructionist on steroids, and the damage he will wreak in four years of judicial appointments should not be underestimated.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Poor Turn to Midnight Food Shopping, On The Brink Of Poverty.Take a trip to one of those 24-hour Walmarts on the last day of every month, and you'll get a glimpse into the lives of low-income families trying to get by. At one location in Fredericksburg, Va., at around 11 p.m., families start to load up on necessities like diapers and groceries.People like Tracy and Martin Young live nearby, and for the pair in their early 30s, it's a chance to shop quietly without their five children, two of whom are teenagers. Each is pushing a shopping cart overflowing with food. There's mac and cheese, bags of cereal and cans of evaporated milk. Most of this has to last for the whole month.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Ariz. Border Sheriff: Obama’s ‘Got His Hands Wrapped Around Our Throat'.Sheriff Larry Dever of Cochise County, Ariz. told that President Barack Obama has “got his hands wrapped around our throat” as his administration sues the state of Arizona for trying to enforce the immigration laws that the federal government itself will not enforce.Dever also said he has “zero confidence” Obama will secure the border before his presidential term is up in two years and that the president is putting the people who live and work in Cochise County at risk by willfully failing to secure that border so that he can maintain political leverage for his goal of winning an amnesty for illegal aliens.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Pakistan : LHC upholds death for blasphemy accused.LAHORE: A division bench of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday confirmed the death sentence handed down to a blasphemy convict and ordered that he be hanged till death.This is the second case of its kind in the country when the death sentence of a blasphemy accused has been confirmed by the LHC since inception of the blasphemy law.Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) chairman told The Express Tribune that the commission was against the capital punishment at first place, adding that blasphemy laws have long been misused in Pakistan.Read  the full story here.Click here for comments.

MFS - The Other News

                          Morning Posting.

  • Target of FBI terror-support raid visited W.H.An Arab-American activist who attended an outreach session at the White House complex in April had his Chicago home raided by the FBI last week and appears to be a focus of an unfolding federal terrorism-support investigation.Hatem Abudayyeh, who serves as executive director of the Arab-American Action Network, took part in a meeting for Arab-American leaders held in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 22, according to appointment data posted on the White House website.“He attended a briefing held by the Office of Public Engagement on April 22, 2010, to update members of the Arab-American community on issues of their concern,” White House spokesman Shin Inouye said.The guest list for the event was drafted by the Arab-American Institute. Inouye said President Barack Obama did not take part in the session, which appears to have involved more than 80 people.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • MHP protests against religious freedoms in Friday prayer.Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli yesterday organized a Friday prayer session in Ani, a site which hosts churches and a mosque that remain from an abandoned medieaval city from the same name, located in the border city of Kars.The Friday prayer was a response to recent improvements that allow non-Muslim groups to carry out religious services in historically significant places for worship.Bahçeli also said, “We will all becom Alparslans and fall in battle if need be, we will conquer Anatolia again if need be.” The prayers were seen as a gesture to stress the Turkish identity of the region after last month’s Armenian Orthodox service.More on the story here."You couldn't go to Akhtamar Island and take pictures there today," he told RFE/RL. "I would link that with the Ani 'namaz' (Muslim prayer). A fairly large group of nationalists is in Anatolia right now." much for religious freedom detente?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BacktoBasics.Democrats give Obama secrecy for intelligence.House Democrats on Thursday gave in to Obama administration secrecy demands and softened legislation that would have required broader notification of Congress about secret intelligence operations — part of the first intelligence bill likely to become law in six years.The deal means the president can continue to restrict briefings about these programs to just a handful of lawmakers, known as the “Gang of Eight” — chairman and ranking members of House and Senate oversight committees and senior leaders.The bill also includes provisions that would allow declassification of the total annual U.S. intelligence budget, and would require reports to Congress about cost overruns in major secret acquisition programs.The authorization bill would give the director of national intelligence powers to launch reviews into errors or misconduct by intelligence officials, and could open the door to a new role for intelligence oversight by congressional investigators in Government Accountability Office.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • The GOP's Secret Weapon.Don’t fall for Obama’s jokes about his tan. GOP House Leader John Boehner, who may be the next speaker, is ready for battle.John Boehner has outmaneuvered Pelosi at almost every step since the passage of the new health law.Instead of celebrating the health law as a major progressive victory, Democratic incumbents are skirting the issue, hoping it won’t cost them their jobs. And in the last weeks before the midterms, Boehner forced Democrats into a tax fight they can’t win. One gets the impression that he has been misunderestimated.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Turkish parents in Swedish jail over daughter's accusations.Two Turkish parents have been in a Swedish prison for one-and-a-half months after their 14-year-old daughter filed a criminal complaint against them, claiming that they beat her and were attempting to force her into a marriage, the Sabah daily reported on Friday.Fourteen-year-old Kardelen Durusoy filed the complaint on Aug. 15 and also asked for compensation of 195,000 Swedish krona (about TL 40,000) from her parents. The parents claimed that Kardelen was drinking alcohol and associating with people who were leading her astray. Statements made by Durusoy family's two other children contradicted Kardalen's allegations. Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • NASA Chief Who Called Muslim Outreach 'Foremost' Job Heads to Saudi Arabia.The NASA chief who caused an uproar over the summer when he said outreach to the Muslim world might be his "foremost" priority has embarked on a trip this weekend to Saudi Arabia.A NASA spokesman said the visit is part of a multicountry tour. Administrator Charles Bolden and a delegation of several other NASA officials arrive in Saudi Arabia on Friday following a trip to Prague.The Orlando Sentinel reported that "top" NASA officials had urged Bolden not to make the trip, but NASA had no comment when asked about the claim.Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said at the time that Bolden probably misspoke and that space exploration is still NASA's top job.Hmmm....the unemployed of NASA thank you?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Stuxnet Malware Mystery Deepens: Another Hint Of Israeli Origins.It's like a 21st-century version of a John Le Carre novel, in which all the dashing spies have been replaced by computer geeks.The mystery continues to deepen over the origin of one of the world's most damaging computer viruses -- Stuxnet -- which some experts believe is targeted at Iran's nuclear power plants, slowing that country's quest for a nuclear weapon.On Tuesday, a German computer specialist offered a hint that Israel may be behind the sophisticated malware, by demonstrating that a file inside the code uses the word "Myrtus" -- which could be a reference to the Book of Esther, the Old Testament story about how the Jews prevented a nefarious plot by the Persians, according to the New York Times.The next day, a trio of security researchers offered another clue at a conference in Vancouver, describing how Stuxnet includes references to the 1979 execution of the leader of Iran's Jewish community at the time. Specifically, the researchers from Symantec -- Nicolas Falliere, Liam O Murchu and Eric Chen -- showed that the code includes a marker with the numbers "19790509" which, if prompted, stops the code from infecting a targeted.Read the full story here,full report from Symantec here.Click here for comments.

  • Palestinians suspend peace talks.Spokesman for Palestinian president says following meeting of PLO executive committee that 'there will be no negotiations in the shadow of continued settlement', but sources say PA still open to US solutions. The sources said that any such solutions could be placed on the negotiating table until an Arab League summit scheduled for Friday.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Muslim world atwitter over Twitter.Queen Rania, Syria's Asma Assad gather Facebook fans as clerics vow to battle social networking.Rania, Syrian first lady Asma Assad, and other leaders of the Arab world have discovered social networks lately, sooner event than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who only recently joined.But Facebook and Twitter are fast becoming a chronic headache to many extollers of Islam, who value control over their public. Security issues arise, clerics worry over the corruption of youth, and extreme rightists fear foreign influence. Thus, a number of concerned parties have begun to campaign against social networks, among them Hamas and Hezbollah, who warn that foreign agents could use the sites to recruit spies from their ranks or learn valuable information from posts."Facebook has become an arena for espionage using questionable recruitment methods, and even the Jewish state has begun using it to gather intelligence on some of the Arab states and sensitive private information," says Sheikh Mohammed al-Munajjid, a Saudi cleric who decides religious issues on a question and answer website.But in addition to Facebook and Twitter, Arab regimes also have YouTube, blogs, Skype, various chats, and the Blackberry to contend with, all harbingers of adultery, fornication, and the end of the proper familial lifestyle, according to Muslim clerics.Hmmm....loosing "Control"has nothing to do with it?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Muslims angry with India mosque verdict.Indian Muslim clerics and leaders rallied on Friday against a court ruling over a disputed religious site that largely favored Hindus, raising fears of further alienation of the minority community.In Delhi’s Jama Mosque, one of India’s largest, the chief cleric rejected the verdict. “If we do not get our rights we will never be able to walk in this country with our heads held high,” said Shahi Imam Bukhari to shouts of “Allahu Akhbar,” or “God is greatest” by thousands of Muslims after Friday prayers.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • 'Serious Insider' Tells CNBC's Kudlow NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Next Treasury Secretary. 'The Call' co-host says Rouse replacing Rahm a signal White House 'not reaching out to business,' 'nothing going to change.'With what appears to be a devastating election looming for his party, is President Obama attempting to follow in the footsteps of one of his predecessors and moderate toward the center? However, Kudlow, citing a “deep political insider,” had a different forecast.“The Commerce thing is a great idea and you're probably going to be right, but I know that you don't hear this,” Kudlow said. “But I had dinner last night with a deep political insider who told me that Michael Bloomberg is the next Treasury secretary. I heard that. All I'll say is this is a serious insider who said the deal has been done and that Bloomberg is the next Treasury secretary..If true, Bloomberg is an interesting choice, but he’s hardly a conservative. In fact, the New York mayor took a swipe at the Tea Party movement earlier in the day on WOR radio in New York, calling it “irrational” and declared it was “not a political movement.Hmmm....The Ground Zero Mosque comes to mind,reward for defending the faith First Amendment?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders goes on trial for hate speech.Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders, set to become a shadow partner of the next coalition government, goes on trial in Amsterdam on Monday for inciting hatred against Muslims.The controversial politician with his signature shock of blonde-dyed hair risks up to a year in jail or a 7,600-euro fine, according to prosecutors, for calling Islam "fascist"."This is about freedom of speech," Wilders' lawyer Bram Moszkowicz told AFP."My client believes that in the Netherlands, one must be able to say whatever one wants, barring incitement to violence."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Iran arrests heads of banned group.Iranian security forces have arrested the head of the Freedom Movement of Iran and another senior member of the banned organization, an informed source says.Ebrahim Yazdi, the secretary general of the Freedom Movement of Iran was detained in the city of Isfahan late on Friday, along with the party's number two, Hashem Sabbaghian, IRNA reported.The detainees were arrested after they appeared in a Friday Prayers mass led by a well-known Wahhabi element in the central Iranian city.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Vatican asked by judge to serve Pope papers.A U.S. judge is asking the Vatican to co-operate in serving the Pope and two other top officials with court papers that stem from decades-old allegations of sexual abuse by a priest in Wisconsin.The request is an incremental — and long shot — step in a lawsuit that accuses the officials of conspiring to keep the allegations against a Milwaukee priest quiet. The Vatican is not obliged to comply with the request.Under similar circumstances, the Vatican has made service difficult, time consuming and expensive by insisting, for example, that documentation be translated into Latin, one of the Vatican's official languages.He said he hoped it would lead to the Pope testifying directly under oath about what he knew about Murphy's actions when, as then Cardinal Ratzinger, he headed a powerful office that oversees the discipline of priests.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • U.S. Missile Strikes Kill At Least Twelve In Northwest Pakistan.Two suspected U.S. missile strikes have reportedly killed at least 12-18 alleged militants in northwest Pakistan's tribal region along the Afghan border.Unnamed Pakistani intelligence officials say the strikes, within hours of each other today, struck two separate houses in Datta Khel village in the North Waziristan tribal region.The area is considered a hub for Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants.Read the ful story here,more here.Click here for comments.

  • Iran nabs several 'nuclear spies'.Iran's intelligence minister has announced the arrest of a number of "nuclear spies," insisting that the nation's intelligence apparatus is actively engaged in countering massive enemy schemes.Heidar Moslehi also said the enemy has designed and sent electronic worms through the Internet to undermine Iran's nuclear activities.Moslehi emphasized that his ministry is capable of rapidly detecting and taking appropriate measures to counter all destructive moves by "hegemonic powers" in cyberspace.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:JudicialWatch.DOJ Drops Charges Against Indicted Islamic Terrorist.In a stunning reversal, the Obama Justice Department has asked a judge to drop charges against a suspected Middle Eastern terrorist considered so dangerous by the government that prosecutors fought to deny him bail after his indictment last year.Suddenly, this week, the feds want the case dismissed against the Afghan-born man (Ahmadullah Sais Niazi) who authorities say planned to blow up buildings and refers to Osama fin Laden as “an angel.” Niazi, who lives in southern California, is also the brother-in-law of Osama bin Laden’s body guard.Charges against Niazi include perjury, naturalization fraud, misuse of a passport obtained by fraud and making a false statement to a federal agency. He faces a maximum sentence of 35 years in federal prison and a $1.25-million fine. His trial, which has been postponed several times, is scheduled for November if the judge doesn’t grant the government’s request.Prosecutors have refused to further explain the mysterious about face, but the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a national organization that serves as the U.S. front for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, has taken much of the credit. In a statement praising the government’s motion, CAIR points out that its request to investigate the “FBI’s coercive and unlawful tactics” in Niazi’s case ultimately led the Justice Department to drop all charges.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TheLastCrusades.Muslims responsible for over 5,000 murders on American soil.A study from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill maintains that the terrorist threat posed by radical Islam has been greatly exaggerated.The study has captured front page headlines in Arab News and newspapers throughout the Muslim world.Charles Kurzman, one of the co-authors of the study, maintains that fewer than three dozen murders have been committed by American Muslims on American soil.What Kurzman fails to take into acount are the number of murders committed by non-American Muslims on American soil and the homicides perpetuated by members of the Nation of Islam.The actual figures show that Islamophobia is a justifiable stance since Muslims have been responsible for the murders of 5,000 Americans in the past fifty years.This number includes the nearly 3,000 Americans killed on 9/11 and the hundreds of victims of the so-called Zebra killings that took place in the 1970s.Kurzman and his crew also neglect to point out that the number of Muslims in America, according to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, is almost statistically insignificant. Of roughly 4.6 million Muslims in the Americas, more than half live in the United States and make up less than 0.8 percent of the population.Yet Muslims have wrecked more death and destruction on American soil than the combined toll of all political, social, and religious hate groups, including the Ku Klux Khan.The following is a very short list of incidents of Islamic violence that have taken place within America since 9/11.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Tiger in action… mistress sells sex tape.Tiger Woods' porn star mistress Devon James has sold the alleged sex tape of her and the disgraced golfer to a DVD production company, it has emerged."We made a deal with a DVD production company," quoted her husband, Nick James, as saying."We're going to sell the video online and we get half the profits of all sales."He said a website featuring a teaser of the sex tape will be launched in a couple of weeks."If you pre-book buying the tape you get it on November 15th, otherwise you it comes out for sale on the 20th," added James.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Killer to be crucified after execution.A Saudi court has ordered the crucifixion of a local man after being executed for murdering an old man, Sharq newspaper reported Saturday.The convict, in his 30s, stalked the old Saudi as he walked into a mosque in the northwestern town of Hail after depositing money in a local bank, it said.After leaving the mosque, the stalker attacked the old man and seized his cash card, money and some bank documents before murdering him, it said.“The murder has moved the local community as the old man was liked and respected by every one and was known for his piety and benevolence,” it said.“The Hail court sentenced him to death and ordered his crucifixion after the execution is carried out.”Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

Friday, October 1, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                      Afternoon Posting.

  • HT:Forbes.How ObamaCare May Disrupt Your Health Plan.Imagine if you ran a business, and one day the government told you that you would be fined if you: (1) minimized unnecessary expenses; (2) hired workers to specialize in customer service; (3) invested resources in order to ensure you wouldn’t get victimized by fraud. What would you do? Think quickly: because three months from now, this very system will be the law of the land for our nation’s health insurers.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Obama’s Top 10 Broken Promises (So Far).There’s some bad news… and then there’s some good news.First the bad news: President Barack Obama made so many campaign promises it was hard to choose just ten. Not that we wanted most of these promises to be kept, of course.Now for the good news: No matter what he promised, Obama has been confronted with the reality that he can’t just wave a magic wand and “change” whatever he wants. It is also satisfying to see how pitiful of a job Obama has done with the “Yes We Can” agenda in his first 20 months in office.Number 10: Target Every Source Of Fear In The Americas“That is why there will never be true security unless we focus our efforts on targeting every source of fear in the Americas. That’s what I’ll do as president of the United States.”Talk about believing your own publicity! What could he possibly have been thinking to make such an impossible promise. But then again, when you’re gathering a voter base that hasn’t a clue about defense issues…Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • BREAKING: Rick Sanchez Fired From CNN.CNN released this statement today:“Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company. We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well.."They will broadcast CNN Newsroom from 3-5pm for the foreseeable future.The big takeaway – Sanchez calls Stewart “a bigot,” then walks it back a bit, and he implies CNN is run by Jews.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • At Harvard, Groupthink About Islam (The appalling hypocrisy of Martin Peretz’s critics).Last Saturday, at a university-sponsored event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Harvard’s Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, a group of former students launched a research fund in honor of Martin Peretz, a former teacher in the program and the longtime editor in chief of the New Republic. After the event adjourned, the afternoon turned ugly as police had to protect Mr. Peretz while he walked across campus surrounded by a mob of screaming students.For that final sentence, Mr. Peretz apologized and sought atonement. Nonetheless, his column set off a firestorm. The Harvard Crimson reported over 500 protests against the honorary research fund by alumni, students and staff.Harvard accepted the money to create the fund. Yet a member of the Social Studies Standing Committee extolled the protest, while also declaring that everyone on the committee “was—without exception—appalled by Peretz’s comments.”Why not, then, organize an open forum where Mr. Peretz might engage with his critics? That, presumably, was out of the question: better to ensure that students know which side “everyone—without exception” is on.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BacktoBasics.Communist Party USA – Jobs Growth Plan for 2010.So which is more flawed, Capitalism or Socialism? If you choose Socialism are willing to take that risk on the lives of millions of humans that out of all the countries that have tired it that only America can get it right? The same America that allowed Fannie and Freddie to get us in the mess we are in through regulations from dare I saw members of the DSA?Why do you think that it will work in America? Because of Obama?Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • American College Student Gunned Down, Kidnapped And Tortured In Secret Prison.Lawyers for US citizen held in Yemen say that American agents arranged his arrest and interrogated him for weeks.According to the report Sharif Mobley was an American citizen living in Yemen attending college. After another citizen of Yemen attempted to blow up an airplane in Detroit Sharif Mobley tried to return to America with his son but was denied.Instead the U.S Government had eight masked men jump from two white vans and gun him down in the middle of the street. He was then drug off to a secret torture camp and tortured for months.While it is not possible to independently verify the account of Sharif Mobley’s arrest given by his legal team, few analysts in Yemen doubt that coordination on security operations is occurring at a senior level between US and Yemeni authorities.“There are incidents where we see high level cooperation, and others where that cooperation breaks down,” says Abdul Ghani al-Aryani, a Yemeni political analyst. “If the government of Yemen cooperated in this case, it would be a risk free opportunity to gain credit with the Americans, given the individual in question is an American.”US state department officials contacted by Al Jazeera declined to comment on Mobley’s case, citing concerns over his privacy. The US justice department was contacted to respond to general allegations that the US has played a role in the arrest and interrogation of its own citizens in Yemen, but also refused to comment on the matter. The Pentagon failed to respond to Al Jazeera’s request for comment.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • EPA Poised to Throw 800,000 Out of Work.Our liberal rulers are doing everything they can about the jobs situation — that is, everything they can to make it worse. The EPA claims this will save us from all manner of poisons and diseases. Others say that the only significant effects will be economic — and they will be severe.[T]he Inhofe report — written by the Senate Environment and Public Works minority staff titled and titled "EPA's Anti-Industrial Policy: Threatening Jobs and America's Manufacturing Base," — found that the proposed rule, known as "Boiler MACT," could put nearly 800,000 jobs at risk over requirements on commercial and industrial boilers, cement plans and ozone standards.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Turkish nationalists rally in Armenian holy site at Ani.The cathedral was conquered by Turkish ruler Alp Arslan in the 11th Century.Turkish nationalists have said Muslim prayers inside the ruins of a historic Christian cathedral in a move likely to cause friction with Armenians.Hundreds of nationalists travelled to the ruins of the 11th Century cathedral at Ani in eastern Turkey to commemorate a Muslim victory there.The action is being seen as a response to the reopening of another historic Armenian church last month in Turkey.Armenians from across the world came to hear Mass at the church in Lake Van.Religious freedom in Turkey?I hope the European Union keeps them out,for this kind of "Religious freedom" they don't need.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • 'Red Eye' Host Gutfeld Rips 'Crybaby-in-Chief' Obama for Rebuke of Fox News.“OK let me get this straight -- you're the President of the United States, with both Houses [of Congress] under your control. You also have the most fawning press of any president in the history of the universe and yet you let FNC get under your skin, because it's the only network that doesn't have a thrill up its leg?” he continued. “Obama’s like a sports team who owns the ref, the fans and the field, but refuses to play until the kid in the tenth row stops chewing gum.”Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Muslim fanatic prisoners to be 'de-programmed' using controversial techniques to 'cure' them of beliefs. Psychologists in the Prison Service will try to ‘cure’ extremist Muslim inmates of their political beliefs with controversial therapies similar to those used to ‘de-programme’ members of religious cults.The experimental treatments are being developed by a special Extremism Unit set up by the Ministry of Justice in January last year, The Mail on Sunday has discovered.Sources say the therapy forms part of a wide-ranging strategy to combat Islamic extremism in Britain’s jails.The unit will train staff to recognise the signs of extremism, such as a charismatic prisoner openly challenging the authority of the imam.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Taliban behind abduction of British aid worker.A Taliban leader claims responsibility for kidnapping aid worker in an interview with a Peshawar-based news agency. However, other members of his Taliban group deny it is involved.They say that Mohammad Osman, who heads a local Taliban group, claimed responsibility for the abduction in an interview with the Peshawar-based Afghan Islamic Press (AIP). He also set the conditions for her freedom, namely the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientists accused of ties to al-Qaeda.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Social media wrap: Dee Dee Myers tweets that Robert Gibbs likely is out, Bill Burton in.Dee Dee Myers, Bill Clinton’s press secretary and the first woman to hold that post -- and also the latest left-leaning luminary to join Twitter -- tweeted Wednesday that she (like many others) expects Press Secretary Robert Gibbs to leave his post after the midterms and be replaced by his deputy Bill Burton.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • A Teary Emanuel Gets Dead Fish At White House Send-off.At the 8:30 staff meeting in the Roosevelt Room this morning, departing chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was given a gift by Council of Economic Advisers chair Austan Goolsbee: a dead Asian carp.This was an allusion to the Emanuel legend of his sending a dead fish to a pollster for whom he didn’t care, replicating the scene from The Godfather when the Corleones were alerted of Luca Brasi’s death with a dead fish wrapped in Brasi’s bullet-proof vest. The specific species was a reference to Emanuel’s focus as a member of Congress and White House chief of staff on the aggressive, invasive Asian carp, bane of the Great Lakes, a plankton-devouring creature heading towards Chicago.Said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs: “In Chicago, this is how friends say goodbye.”Yes just keep silent and you won't be sleeping with the fish,now that i made you an offer you can't refuse?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Turkish analyst: Washington increasingly upset with Ankara.'US Jewish lobby which supported Turkey for many years doesn’t understand Ankara's change in attitude toward Israel,' Hurriyet columnist writes, adding, 'We are on verge of entering dangerous waters'."We are on the verge of entering dangerous waters. If we consider the latest developments we’d see that the course is not very good," he said. "For example, the fact that (Turkish President Abdullah) Gul and (Israeli President Shimon) Peres could not meet was externally interpreted as Turkey 'setting a condition.' And the (US administration badly wanted this meeting to take place."Well having joint exercises with China wont improve matters either?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Obama and His Enemies.At least Nixon had the smarts to keep his list of liberal foes a secret.…I’ve never seen a politician run an election with the message “Don’t be stupid, quit your bitching and vote for me.”… There’s a reason that strategy has never been employed: because it’s so insane to think that open berating would inspire a voter to action.In a way, the question was an easy one. And had Obama stuck to the first sentence of his answer — “Look, as president, I swore to uphold the Constitution, and part of that Constitution is a free press” — he probably would have scored points on all sides.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Hogging the limelight: Meet Zhu Jianqiang, the two-legged pig who's become a celebrity in China.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.
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