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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                      Afternoon Posting.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.Video: IDF battalion size live fire exercise.On Tuesday, the IDF held a battalion-sized joint air ground combined arms exercise, which summarized the training of officers for the land forces. The exercise took place at the Shizafon training grounds in the Southern Negev desert, north of the city of Eilat.For those who'd like to see the Trophy system in action.Read and see the full story here and here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Memri.Qatari Columnist: Obama's Policy Undermines the Moderate Arab Regimes.In a recent article in the Qatari daily Al-Arab, columnist Sayyed Muhammad Al-Khadher called to reassess the image of former U.S. president George W. Bush and his policies. He explained that Bush's policy of condemning and isolating the resistance camp had strengthened the moderate Arab regimes, whereas the policy of openness towards this camp, employed by the current president, Barack Obama, is weakening the U.S.'s allies in the Middle East and undermining America's own interests and status there. [For example,] Fatah's threats to withdraw from the U.S.-sponsored negotiations [with Israel] have become a commonplace phenomenon... Israel [too] sees Obama as a weak president who cannot fulfill [the needs] of the Hebrew state, even though he has promised to protect it from any danger... "It seems, therefore, that history is rapidly doing justice to Bush. His leaving [the White House] was [actually] a disaster for the Arabs. Israel [too] was sorry to see him go, and the Americans [themselves] are apprehensive. It turns out that he was liked by everyone."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TeaandPolitics.Al-Qaeda kidnappers tell France to drop veil ban."ISLAMIST MILITANTS who have been holding five French citizens since kidnapping them in Niger last month have demanded that France withdraw its ban on Muslim face veils and pay a €7 million ransom to secure their release, it was claimed yesterday.Amazing how history is at a standstill when it comes to Islamic radicals,nothing has changed since the days of the Barbary Pirates ,taking prisoners and paying tribute to them to be unharmed.A religion of peace indeed, if we believe the American point of view that Al Qaida followers are people who misunderstand Islam ,who were the Barbary pirates then according to their reasoning?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BehindtheScenes.White House Meeting for Black Journalists Doesn’t Stay Off-The-Record for Long.The White House is usually quite good at keeping a muzzle on the media after one of its off-the-record sessions with President Obama and senior members of his administration.But not this week.The blog has posted a clip of Mr. Obama’s meet-and-greet with the journalists in which he stressed the importance of White House outreach to black media, especially blogs with large black followings.The blog Jack and Jill Politics, which bills itself as a having “a black bourgeoisie perspective,” wrote that Valerie Jarrett committed to having more meetings with black bloggers.Jack and Jill Politics also wrote about the feeling among some who attended Monday’s gathering that they were being used for political expediency. “We essentially told the White House that we are not willing to be ‘pimped,’” the blog said. “Oh, we used better articulation, but it was direct and could not be taken out of context, misunderstood or that he's loosing in the polls he remembers his African American heritage?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Hotair.Chamber of Commerce VP: When did Hopenchange turn into fear ‘n smear?The United States Chamber of Commerce has had it with the Obama administration’s smears against it. Yesterday, the Chamber’s VP Greg Hengel went public. Appearing on Fox News, he wondered aloud when “hope and change turned into fear and smear?” He added that he had never before seen such a dirty assault on the Chamber (or any other non-profit organization). “They’re desperate,” he concluded.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:JawaReport.Minneapolis imam condemns interfaith gathering where Muslims mingled with Christians and Jews.The Sept. 28 multi-faith prayer service seemed innocuous enough. Christian, Jewish, Hindu and other religious leaders stood side by side with their Muslim counterparts at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis... A Minneapolis imam named Abdighani Ali went on Somali TV and radio, declaring that Somalis who attended the service were non-believers. Ali's claims were echoed online by a man named Abdiwali "Dalboon" Warsame. On his website, Warsame wrote that the Somalis who entered the church lost their Islamic faith."Now we are awake," said Abdi Mohamed, a Bethel University student and limo driver from Minneapolis who said he supports dialogue between cultures. "If we see something in our community that is extremist, we're going to call them out on it. They have to be confronted, and they have to be held accountable." Now for the Goverment their reaction:Such unpopular views aren't likely to draw the attention of law enforcement. The FBI is not concerned whether people simply express extreme ideas, said agency spokesman E.K. Wilson."As far as any FBI interest or operational interest, there is none. I mean, it's not against the law to disagree, or to voice that opinion," said Wilson, the international terrorism supervisor in Minneapolis. "But I would say it's a little bit disappointing."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Memri.Video:Hassan Nasrallah in the Late 1980s: Lebanon Should Become Part of the Greater Islamic Republic Ruled by Leader of Iran, Who Should Appoint all Islamic Rulers.See the whole story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Memri.Video : Saudi Sheikh Said Al-Qahtani on the Launching of Jihad in Islam, Iqra TV (Saudi Arabia), May 6, 2004.I would advice all to watch it,he gives the ground plan for the Islamic conquering of the West and America.see the whole thing here.Click here for comments.

  • Raising the Barricades Against a Rush of Capital. The risk of a global currency and trade war is intensifying: What started primarily as a dispute between the United States and China is now spreading to the emerging world as policy makers there move to shield their economies from powerful economic forces that threaten their own development.The U.S. Treasury secretary, Timothy F. Geithner, said Tuesday night in a U.S. television interview that there was “no risk” of a currency war, and a senior Chinese government official, Cui Tiankai, the vice foreign minister, told reporters Wednesday that China was “doing our best to avoid” one.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Economic Historican Ferguson Warns of Placing “US Strategic Security in Foreign Hands” Due to Debt, While Krugman Believes Big Gov’t Spending Is Actually Taxcuts.Professor Krugman reckons the benefits of an extra trillion dollars far outweigh future repayment obligations.Princeton University professor Paul Krugman, who is urging the Obama administration to start a second round of fiscal stimulus, clashed – not for the first time – with Harvard professor Niall Ferguson, who reckons the US debt situation is worse than that facing Greece and could eventually threaten its national security."They are addicted to debt," he warned. "The administration, unlike European administrations, is not aware of the risks of mounting deficits."THIS is how you destroy a superpower from the inside on purpose.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • November 30th Could Be the Day the Government Seizes Control of the Internet.November 30th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could potentially engage in one of the largest federal power grabs we have ever seen.After two years of this Presidential Administration and this Congress, that is saying an awful lot about an awful lot.And what’s worse, the FCC would be doing it without Congress weighing in. At the FCC’s November meeting – note the coincidental date of choice, AFTER the impending election – three unelected bureaucrats (of five) could simply vote themselves rulers of 1/6th of our entire economy – the information and technology sector.Meaning the Internet that you currently enjoy – that has been a marvel of economic and information innovation and success – will be subject to vast new governmental regulations. You didn’t elect these people – but they are on the verge of electing themselves Internet overlords.The remedy to all of this is crystal clear. Congress should do what it’s supposed to do – write a law that defines and details the FCC’s role (or lack thereof) in regulating the Internet.And the FCC should do what it’s supposed to do – unless and until Congress acts, NOTHING.What the FCC must NOT do is unilaterally vote itself vast new powers under the cover of bureaucratic, post-election darkness."They don't trust me because of my middle name?"Read the full hijacking story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Memri.Video : Deputy Leader of Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: 'a nation that does not excel at the industry of death does not deserve life,'.See the whole story here.Click here for comments.

  • Attempt against the life of Card Gabriel Zubeir Wako, archbishop of Khartoum.A man with a Muslim name tried to stab the prelate during Mass. The archibshop has been an outspoken critic of Islamic fundamentalism and the oppression of southern Sudan.The Catholic Church has pressed for charges to be laid against the man, who was interrogated the next day at the central military committee of the Sudanese armed forces. He told them he was a Misseriya Arab from the state of southern Kordofan.The archbishop has frequently complained about the growth of Islamic fundamentalism in the country and slammed Arab groups for their anti-Black violence.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TeaandPolitics.Spain: Muslims protest Bishop's petition not to call Cordoba's Cathedral as a "Mosque".They say "Muslims defend Spanish and European values".The Bishop of Cordoba, Bishop Demetrio Fernandez, wrote this weekend's edition of ABC Córdoba, that Córdoba Cathedral has been a Catholic house of worship for eight centuries, "declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which is open only the Catholic faith.The prelate also noted that "the Catholic community of Cordova has been involved in its maintenance" and "celebrates every day the mysteries of the Christian faith" in it:"When the Muslims arrived in Cordoba in 711, the place was already a sacred place. It was the ancient Basilica of San Vicente Martyr, which was destroyed to build the mosque.King Fernando III the Saint came out of blood in the city on June 28, 1236 and ordered to consecrate the temple which was built as a mosque, and was saved from destruction by the good King Fernando negotiations with the occupying Muslims, who wanted to destroy it before surrendering. "Therefore, Bishop Fernandez believes that the term "mosque" in the signs to the city are wrong. The bishop of the city claims to be called to the scene as it is 800 years: the Cathedral of Cordoba."There is no problem recognizing the Muslim caliphs of Córdoba spent large quantities of money to build this temple for God, which is the jewel in the city of Cordoba. But just calling it a Mosque plants at least confusion, in some cases intentionally. We must all join force to call a spade a spade".Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Bishops blame Israeli-Palestinian conflict for spurring Christian exodus from Mideast.Bishops summoned to the Vatican to discuss flight of Christians from Mideast, warn that increasingly Muslim-only Mideast could clash with a Christian West.Some bishops have singled out the emergence of fanatical Islam for the flight. But others have directly or indirectly accused Israel of discriminating against Arab Christians and impeding solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Pravda: American military officers against Obama.It is looking more and more that Obama is not a lawful eligible President.Many people are either engaged in a legal action against Obama or have publicly expressed their support for people in legal actions against Obama.What motivates these people to risk their lives, their freedom and their fortunes by publicly stating their position against a US President?It is their sworn duty.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BigPeace.Mukasey on Obama’s Antiterrorism Policies: ‘A World Inhabited Only by Children’.While visiting the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay in 2008, then-Attorney General Michael Mukasey stopped by the cell of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM). What he saw startled him: KSM had his own exercise center adjoining his cell, which included the same make and model of elliptical machine Mukasey used at his apartment building in Washington.That wasn’t the only experience the terrorist and the attorney general shared that day. Mukasey also ate lunch from the same halal menu the prisoners choose their meals from every day.What struck Mukasey was the extent to which those who demonized the Bush administration’s efforts to fight terrorism were intentionally misinforming and propagandizing the public with no regard to the damage they might do to America’s safety.President Obama famously ordered the closure of the facility at Guantanamo immediately upon taking office. But he also signed other executive orders–including restricting interrogation techniques to those outlined in the Army Field Manual.“A world like that, where choices have no consequences, is a world inhabited only by children, and then only in their fantasies,” Mukasey concludes. “If we try to live in it, we do so at peril to ourselves and our children.”Obama’s prosecution of the war on terror inspired Mukasey’s extended essay How Obama has Mishandled the War on Terror. The essay is part of a series of critical pamphlets published by Encounter Books called Broadsides.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Redstate.You May Want to Walk Back From that Remark, Barry.President Obama:"A Republican majority in Congress would mean “hand-to-hand combat” on Capitol Hill for the next two years, threatening policies Democrats have enacted to stabilize the economy."If the Republican majority includes the nominees I have listed with photos below, then you just might wantican majority includes the nominees I have listed with photos below, then you just might want to walk back your words. You have only been acquainted with establishment GOP congressmen like Cantor and Lindsey Graham, and you are factually incorrect to think the new GOP members of Congress want to return to the Hastert and Frist type of Republican ideas of what is the right course for our nation.The nominees I have listed are all proud of their service as military veterans. I only listed the ones who are in a close contest, and the congressional districts are slightly D partisan, (D+1 to D+5). I understand there are other GOP nominees with military service, and I mean no disparagement by not adding them to my list. Some of the ones you are already familiar with, and others have not been mentioned as frequently as I think they should.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Germans break silence over immigration.When Angela Merkel sat beside Recep Tayyip Erdogan as their two countries played each other at football on Friday, nothing could have seemed friendlier.The Turkish prime minister's scarf even combined the colours of both teams, integrated nicely in the fabric. Like our two peoples in the fabric of society, it seemed to say. And when Mesut Ozil, the star of the German side, scored against the land of his parents, he seemed almost embarrassed.It is characteristic of the tact with which Germans - for so he is - treat matters of "race", for want of a better word.For very obvious reasons, it's not been an area where they want to go. The ghosts of the past have been too frightening.Or so it was until recently. In the space of a few months, there have been outpourings of strong anti-immigrant feeling from mainstream politicians.Suddenly, it is back on the agenda and back on the front pages, particularly of the mass-market Bild newspaper.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:JIDF.Are you interested in Israel? Jewish Issues? Writing? Art? Video Production?We're looking for fresh, original, high-quality content for our site. What do we offer in return? Everything posted on our site is automatically distributed to over 270,000 people in our network through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, email, etc. Your name or work will get out there, in a big way.Contact us to discuss this opportunity further or to go ahead and send your submissions for consideration!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Anti-Obama Billboard Raises Eyebrows.A Grand Junction billboard depicting President Barack Obama as a terrorist, a gangster, a Mexican bandit and a gay man is getting national attention.The billboard, erected along the I-70 Business Loop between 28 1/2 and 29 roads sometime Monday, depicts the four “Obamas” sitting around a table with playing cards showing only sixes bunched in groups of three. Also on the table is a copy of the Declaration of Independence, a liberty bell, a toy soldier and a statue of Justice holding a balance.Beneath the Obama caricatures are numerous rats, some of which are labeled as the IRS, trial lawyers, the EPA and the Fed. Sitting above all that is a line, “Vote DemocRAT. Join the game,” which is positioned between two vultures, one of which is labeled the U.N. and the other with the name Soros, a reference to George Soros, a major national Democratic financial supporter.Stories about the billboard have been picked up by several right-leaning blogs and the conservative magazine National Review.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

MFS - The Other News

                          Morning Posting.

  • Officials Announce Plan to Relocate Ahmadiyah Families to a Deserted Island.A district head in West Nusa Tenggara announced plan to relocate 20 Ahmadiyah families to a deserted island, a move many say is both discriminatory and inhumane.“We are trying to protect Ahmadiyah members,” Zaini Arony, district head of West Lombok, said on Monday, as quoted by Antara.Zaini said he had discussed the matter with religious figures and members of society, adding that it had been agreed that Ahmadiyah members would be relocated to an island in Sekotong subdistrict.He claimed the local government feared a repeat of an incident in February 2006 when thousands of mainstream Muslims burned homes belonging to Ahmadiyah members in the district.Many mainstream Muslims do not consider Ahmadis to be Muslims, citing in particular the Ahmadiyya viewpoint on the death and return of Jesus (see Jesus in Islam)The physical coming of Jesus (an old Israelite prophet) would disqualify Muhammad as the final prophet.The Ahmadiyya concept of Jihad as peaceful and the community’s view of the finality of prophethood with particular reference to the interpretation of Qur'an 33:40. Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Video:Sepulveda: 'We are miners, we are strong people'.The first of the 33 miners trapped underground for more than two months have been brought to the surface.An electrical specialist, Mario Sepulveda - who has acted as a spokesman for the miners - was the second to emerge.After medical checks he gave a brief news conference, surrounded by members of his family, saying how happy he was to be alive.See the full story here More on this story here for comments.

  • HT:LogisticsMonster.The People Promoting Seizure Of Your 401(k).This is one great posting a must read for anyone interested in his 401(k)!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:EmergingCorruption.Obama’s Healthcare Rules Will Shut Down Catholic Hospitals Nationwide.Some of Obamacare’s most destructive forces are quickly becoming common knowledge. We have, for instance, become painfully aware that Obama’s claim that we all could keep our plans and doctors “if you like them” is an outright falsehood as some people are already losing their coverage. It is also becoming clear that companies will be dropping plans all over the place making a lie of the idea that plans will be cheaper and easier to get once Obamacre comes into force. Another aspect of the destructive nature of this top down-style of “healthcare” is that once government takes over the system Democrats will assume they have the power to force religious-based healthcare providers to perform abortions and this will cause thousands of facilities to close down. This will, of course, make care even harder to get in many cities across the nation as hospital beds are lost in great numbers.In fact, we are already seeing this disastrous situation of closing hospitals playing out in Scranton, Pennsylvania where three Catholic-operated hospitals are likely going to be shut down and/or sold off because of the negative affects Obamacare will have on these facilities.Kevin Cook, the CEO of Mercy Health Partners, the company that operates these three hospitals, told WNEP TV News that Obamacare “absolutely” playing a role in the decision to sell off the facilities.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Ahmadinejad boosts Hezbollah with Lebanon visit.Thousands greet Iranian president with balloons, flags, pictures of relatives killed in Second Lebanon War. 'We're in the same boat when it comes to the fight against Israel,' woman says. MK Eldad: IDF should take him out. Thousands of Lebanese - mostly Hezbollah backers - are lining the main highway into the capital from Beirut's airport, where Ahmadinejad arrived Wednesday. Loudspeakers blasted the Lebanese and Iranian anthems, as well as a song welcoming Ahmadinejad to the "land of glory," as women sold Hezbollah flags and balloons to onlookers.Knesset Member Arieh Eldad (National Union) said, "History would have been different if in 1939 some Jewish soldier would have succeeded in taking Hitler out. If Ahmadinejad will be in the crosshairs of an IDF rifle when he comes to throw rocks at us, he must not return home alive."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Appeal to Medvedev against mosque.Moscow residents against the construction of a new place of worship for Muslims are turning to the Russian president: "We do not want the conflict to be transformed into religious confrontation." The authors of the appeal, t residents of Tekstilschiki neighborhood - where a mosque and a Koranic school are set to be built - explain that they have no political aims, but only the desire to prevent "a social conflict from turning into a religious clash”.The tension between the Orthodox and Muslim communities is now in danger rising. On 11 October, on the website of the Council of muftis warned of future protests of Muslims in Moscow. For now the situation is under control, but the alert remains high.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BloggerBase.Geert Wilders on Trial: Testimony of Wafa Sultan.I doubt that the judge was comfortable reading that content, but he made an obvious effort to avoid displaying his disgust. His relief is obvious when he finishes reading the testimony. The defendant and his lawyer were obviously struggling to maintain decorum. A few audience members in the gallery were not so successful in maintaining a straight face. A good view of the prosecution side might have been priceless.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Memri.Egyptian Screenwriter Wahid Hamed Attacks the Muslim Brotherhood: They Are Taking Society Backward with "Notions Stemming from a Desert Mindset".See the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Newzeal.Obama File 111 Degrees of Separation - Obama, Socialist Scholars and the East German Spy.Stanley Kurtz's new book "Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism", finally proves that Barack Obama attended the Democratic Socialists of America - run Socialist Scholars Conferences in 1983 and 1984.He also reveals how some of the marxists participating in those conferences would influence Obama's career in later years.In this post I look at the 10th annual Socialist Scholars Conference held at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in April 1992.Kurt Stand was a Washington DC based labor activist. Barack Obama was an obscure Chicago "community organizer" and local politician. How did he know of Obama's past? What was the connection?Two men once moved in the same circles. One is an now incarcerated traitor, the other is President of the United States of America.Do they still share the same goals?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BloggerBase.Iran, Armageddon: Dear Sarah Palin.What is it about Armageddon that people don't understand? Perhaps a lot. Former VP Candidate: Nuclear Iran Could Lead to 'Armageddon' by Maayana Miskin, quotes Sarah Palin,"We have to realize that at the end of the day, a nuclear weapon in that country's hands is not just Israel's problem or America's problem, it is the world's problem. It could lead to an Armageddon. It could lead to that World War III that could decimate so much of this planet."Dear Sarah! 'Armageddon' is in the Bible and has a context. It is at the end of the Bible, so it is possible many may give up reading the book before the end, but, in context Armageddon is not something that a Christian may view as an event that is possible to be avoided. In the text there is no choice in the matter.Dear Sarah Palin America, Britain and allies have pushed from the South, in the Gulf and in Iraq, just as Daniel prophesied in a parallel prophecy of the time of the end. Then it says the king of the North shall come down. Ezekiel says that with him will be Persia. It is too late, America already has begun the move that will lead to world war and the battle at the place with the Hebrew name armageddon. America, began it. America has shown the king of the North the way. Now regarding Iran, who's going to stop the Pope, Europe and Russia talking about Liberty, Equality and Fraternity in relationship to Iran now?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Policeman possibly linked to Falcon Lake case beheaded.The severed head of a Mexican police commander investigating the fatal shooting of U.S. citizen David Michael Hartley on Falcon Lake was delivered Tuesday to Mexican military in a suitcase, authorities said.The commander, identified as Rolando Flores Villegas, was one of the investigators that family members met during a meeting last week at an international bridge near Roma, said Cynthia Young, the mother of Hartley's widow, Tiffany.Officials said the head was delivered in the vicinity of Miguel Alemán, Mexico, across the border from Roma, Texas.The area is known to be under control of the Zeta drug cartel, which fiercely protects the sparsely populated ranchland lining the border, as well as the Mexican side of the vast Falcon Lake reservoir.Young said the family felt the cartels were trying to scare search teams away."I just think they're trying to send a statement that they don't want us there," she said. "We haven't really processed what it means."We really want to express our condolences and our sympathy to his family," she said. "It's just sad that this is an everyday occurrence."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Obama provides loans to foreign countries for off shore drilling.You read that headline correctly. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration is financing oil exploration off Brazil.The U.S. is going to lend billions of dollars to Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras, to finance exploration of the huge offshore discovery in Brazil's Tupi oil field in the Santos Basin near Rio de Janeiro. Brazil's planning minister confirmed that White House National Security Adviser James Jones met this month with Brazilian officials to talk about the loan. The U.S. Export-Import Bank tells us it has issued a "preliminary commitment" letter to Petrobras in the amount of $2 billion and has discussed with Brazil the possibility of increasing that amount.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • The ACLU of Florida has a downloadable "Know Your Rights" handbook geared toward students, however is good for anyone. Source.Click here for comments.

  • Boy of three who weighs 10 STONE is banned from nursery for being a 'health hazard'.This Chinese boy tips the scales at a massive ten stone - five times the average weight of the three-year-olds in his class.Such is the concern over his size that Xiao Hao was banned from several pre-schools because staff believed his size posed a risk to classmates.He has now found a nursery in Guangzhou, southern China, which is happy to accommodate him but his mother Xiao Lin has asked doctors to help him lose weight.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                      Afternoon Posting.

  • Kazakh prisoners self-mutilate as a form of protest.Kazakh authorities are indifferent to inhuman conditions in prisons and widespread torture by guards. For European observers, gross violations of basic human rights are commonplace. The UN rapporteur found the same thing last year.More than 100 Kazakh inmates have inflicted wounds on their own bodies, sending pictures to media via mobile phones to protest against the inhuman treatment they receive in prison, this according to Tanja Niemeier, a member of a delegation led by European MO Joe Higgins that met some former prisoners in September. Sadly, self-mutilation “is the only way they have of protesting at the desperate conditions they face,” she told the Inter Press Service agency.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Video : Chile Miners Rescue LIVE !

  • Synod: difficult, but essential, dialogue for peaceful coexistence with Islam.The first interventions by Middle Eastern bishops highlight the need for dialogue with Muslims, the urgency of civil rights, including freedom of religion, the duty of the communion between the Christian Churches, and in first place among Catholics, the importance of formation.Archbishop Louis Sako, archbishop of Kirkuk, Iraq, stressed the need for a serious commitment to dialogue with Muslims. "Without dialogue with them there will no be peace or stability.We want to live in peace and liberty instead of just surviving". Likening coexistence between Christians and Muslims to a "glass half full"As for the Muslims, the majority, "they must give a place to their Christian fellow citizens. Not just a presence in society, but in the building of society and also of its leadership.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • UPDATE 1-Microsoft issues its biggest-ever security fix.Microsoft addresses record 49 flaws in its software.* Affects Windows, Internet Explorer, Office.* Fixes vulnerability exploited by Stuxnet virus (Adds details on Stuxnet virus, comments from researcher).Microsoft said four of the new patches -- software updates that write over glitches -- were of the highest priority and should be deployed immediately to protect users from potential criminal attacks on the Windows operating systems.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Germany seeks release of 'journalists' held in Iran.German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her government wants to secure the release of two foreigners arrested in Iran - believed to be German reporters.Iran said on Monday it had held two "foreign nationals" who it said were activists posing as reporters.The pair had been interviewing the son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, 43, who has been sentenced to death by stoning.It is thought Ms Ashtiani's son Sajjad and her lawyer may also have been arrested."They were arrested because they had a link to a foreign anti-revolution network and their case is under review," said Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast, adding the two were arrested in the north-western city of Tabriz.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Poll: 76% of American Jews think Arabs want to destroy Israel.51% of U.S. Jews approve of the way Obama is handling his job - a 6% drop since March; 95% think that the Palestinians should recognize Israel as a Jewish state in any peace settlement.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Iran State Television: Where Beer Becomes Lemonade.Hmmm....i heard of something of the kind but it was water and wine.Iranian state television has aired Michael Moore’s documentary “Capitalism: A Love Story,” with Iranian media reporting that some of the dialogue and narration in the documentary was changed.The website Kalame quotes the Iranian daily ”Tehran Emrooz” as reporting that Moore said things in the version of the documentary aired on state television that the real Michael Moore “would never have thought of."I didn’t know how, by writing about dogs, that I had disrupted public opinion. The headline of my story said: "Four Dogs Worth $600,000 To Protect Ahmadinejad," and they would say that that was insulting Ahmadinejad’s security team.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Canada drops UN council bid; Germany, India win ,Portugal wins in uncontested third round of voting; Germany, India, South Africa, Colombia win council seats.Canada withdrew on Tuesday from the race for a seat on the prestigious UN Security Council, conceding victory to Portugal in the annual election in the General Assembly.Earlier on Tuesday, the 192-nation assembly elected Germany, India, South Africa and Colombia to two-year seats on the UN Security Council, while Canada and Portugal moved on to a second round of voting.After the votes for Canada dropped from 114 in the first round of secret ballots to 78 in the second round, Canadian UN Ambassador John McNee announced that his country would withdraw, enabling Portugal to win in an uncontested third round.Canada may send it's sons to die on the Battlefield but can't get a seat on the UN council?Revenge for not giving a certain country landing rights?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TheNewEnglishReview.Ayaan Hirsi Ali On The Trial Of Geert Wilders.Imagine if a leader within the tea party movement were able to persuade its members to establish a third political party. Imagine he succeeded—overwhelmingly—and that as their leader he stood a real chance of winning the presidency. Then imagine that in anticipation of his electoral victory, the Democrats and Republicans quickly modified an existing antidiscrimination law so that he could be convicted for statements he made on the campaign trail.All of this seems impossible in a 21st-century liberal democracy. But it is exactly what is happening in Holland to Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders.The implications of this trial are enormous. In the short term, it could bring the simmering tensions between Holland's approximately one million Muslims and the 1.4 million voters who elected Mr. Wilders to a boil. The Netherlands has seen its share of Islamist violence before and could well see violent confrontations again.On a more fundamental level, this trial—even if Mr. Wilders wins—could silence the brave critics of radical Islam. The West is in a war of ideas against political Islam. If free speech is not protected in Europe, we're already losing.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Iran, Pakistan Among Worst In Gender Equality Report.The Global Gender Gap Report for 2010 examines the status of women under four broad headings. They are: economic opportunity, educational attainment, political empowerment, and health and survival.By this rubric, the Nordic countries have the fewest inequalities for their female citizens. Iceland tops the whole survey, followed by Norway, Finland and Sweden.By the same measures, two countries which are doing notably badly are Iran and Pakistan. Iran occupies 123rd place, only 11 spots from the bottom of the list.Pakistan shows a broadly similar picture. It occupies 132rd place on the list -- just two places from the end.Yemen is the lowest-performing country on the index Read the full story here and here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:SheikYermani.Geert Wilders vs the Dutch Inquisition.Find Wilders not guilty of insulting groups, prosecutors tell court.Anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders should be found not guilty of insulting Muslims and non-western immigrants as a group, the public prosecution department said at the MP’s trial on Tuesday.By likening the Koran to Hitler’s Mein Kampf, Wilders was focusing on Islam and the Koran, rather than Muslims, even if the statement can be considered upsetting, the public prosecutors said during court hearings in Amsterdam.In addition, there can only be talk of collective insult when a statement damages the entire group, the prosecutors said.AMSTERDAM — Prosecutors say Dutch politician Geert Wilders cannot defend himself on hate speech charges by arguing that remarks he has made critical of Islam are true.They say there is no general agreement about the nature of Islam and his statements are only his opinion….Prosecutor Birgit van Roessel said at the start of her closing arguments Tuesday that the right to freedom of speech has limits, including when it infringes too far on the right of freedom of religion…."There are all kinds of fights over what is a religion and what isn't," said Charles Haynes, a senior scholar at the First Amendment Center. "Islam is not one of them."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Second court case against Geert Wilders anti-Islam MP.Dutch MP Geert Wilders, who is on trial in Amsterdam for inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims, has been summoned by a court in The Hague as well.Local imam Fawaz Jneid is claiming 55,000 euros in damages from Mr Wilders because footage showing him was used by the MP in an anti-Qur'an propaganda movie. Terrorism Mr Wilders' 2008 film . Dutch law does not allow the use of pictures and film of people without their explicit consent.Hmmm......does Google know this?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Staten Island man Juan Rodriguez may not get 'reward' for streaking in front of President Obama.The Staten Island knucklehead who streaked in front of President Obama in a wacky $1 million dare may be getting a raw deal.British billionaire Alki David was balking Monday at paying Juan Rodriguez, 24, the cash prize for his commando-in-chief stunt Sunday in Philadelphia."It's still not confirmed," David, 42, told the Daily News on Monday. "Whether he was in earshot and eyesight of the President is what's being debated right now."He said it was not clear if Obama even noticed Rodriguez dashing through the massive outdoor crowd in his birthday suit with the name of David's website,, written on his chest.In August, David promised $1 million cash to the first person who streaked in front of Obama with the website printed on his body and while shouting "" six times."Apparently, there is a law in Pennsylvania where someone isn't able to profit from an illegal act," said David, citing another likely obstacle to Rodriguez collecting the jackpot.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:NewsRealBlog.Is Jihad Winning in Holland and America? An Interview with Abigail R. Esman.Holland is on my mind right now, partly because Geert Wilders is, unbelievably, still on trial for the “thought crime” of telling the truth about Islamic jihad but partly because a new study has just been released which shows that half the victims of honor-related violence in Holland (this means Muslim girls and women) who sought shelter through the social service network, Fier Fryslan, were also sexually abused by their own family members. But, I am mainly thinking a lot about Holland because I recently met with and interviewed the most amazing woman, the author, Abigail R. Esman, who has just published a very important book, Radical State: How Jihad Is Winning Over Democracy in the West.Esman is American-born, but she has lived in Holland for the last 20 years. She is reluctant to leave—but leave she must, given that Holland has so totally failed to integrate an alarmingly separatist, radicalized, and hostile Muslim population—and given the amount of anti-Semitism that also exists there.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Jewish Center In Central Russia Vandalized Again.Anti-Semitic pictures and slogans have been found on the walls of a building housing the Jewish center in the central Russian city of Barnaul.The incident marked the second time this week that such drawings and slogans had been scrawled on the center's wall.Olga Chesnokova, deputy head of the Russian Investigative Committee's branch in Altai Krai, told RFE/RL that experts will determine whether the stenciled paintings and texts are legally punishable as extremism.Isroel Noah Kamenetsky, the chief rabbi of Altai Krai and Barnaul, attributed an "aggressive attitude" toward the Jewish community to distorted historical facts taught in Russian secondary schools. He said school textbooks frequently depict Jews as being responsible for "major problems."Hmmm....are we 2010 or 1939?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Commonwealth Games terror threat as intelligence chiefs warn of Mumbai style attack ahead of closing ceremony.Indian intelligence warned today of a militant terrorist plot to attack Delhi on Thursday during the build-up to the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.Officials said that new intelligence indicated that the Lashkar e Taiba group which carried out the commando-style attacks in Mumbai in 2008 were targeting attacks in the Indian capital on Thursday as 64,000 travel to the showpiece closure of the Games.The Pakistan-based terror group, which has links to both Al Qaeda and the Taliban, is believed, officials say, to be working with a militant group and in India and already to have some of its operatives in Delhi.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Democrats fear wipeout for women.While conservatives are already celebrating the “Year of the Republican Woman,” thanks to a record number of GOP female candidates for Congress, Democrats fear the opposite trend: the year of the women’s wipeout. Three Democratic women first elected to Congress in 1992 — the original “Year of the Woman” — are at risk. Nearly a quarter of the 56 female Democrats in the House are considered vulnerable, including once rising stars like Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona, Betsy Markey of Colorado and Mary Jo Kilroy of Ohio.“This should trouble anyone who believes that a Congress should be truly representative of the people it serves,” said Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), who won a special election to replace Labor Secretary Hilda Solis last year and is the first Chinese-American elected to Congress.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • British mother forced to phone husband and beg for life before she and parents were killed in 'arranged marriage row'.A British mother was callously shot dead as she prayed at the graveside of a relative in Pakistan, her brothers said today.Tania Yousaf, 22, was forced by her killers to beg for her life in a phone call to her husband before she was gunned down with her parents Mohammed, 51, and Pervaz, 49, in May.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • The smile that defies the Taliban: Afghan teenager whose mutilated face shocked the world unveils her new image.An Afghan teenager who was horribly mutilated by her husband under Taliban rule was all smiles as she unveiled her new prosthetic nose for the first time.Aisha, 19, shocked the world when she appeared on the cover of Time Magazine to lift the veil on the plight of many women in Afghanistan.Yesterday, she bravely faced the public wearing a prosthetic nose - one that gives her some idea of how she will look after having reconstructive surgery.She went before the TV cameras to receive the Enduring Heart award at a benefit for the Grossman Burn Foundation - the Los Angeles-based organisation that paid for her surgery.She was given the award by California first lady Maria Shriver.Arnold Schwarzenegger's wife told the audience: 'This is the first Enduring Heart award given to a woman whose heart endures and who shows us all what it means to have love and to be the enduring heart.'Aisha, whose surname has not been revealed, replied: 'Thank you so much.The UN estimates that nearly 90 per cent of Afghanistan's women suffer from some sort of domestic abuse. However, the Taliban have released a statement rejecting this.'The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan rejects this fabrication by the Americans, who are publishing these lies to divert attention of the people from their clear and disgraceful defeat,' said a spokesman.'In sacred Islamic law, cutting off human ears and noses whether the human is alive or dead is illegal and prohibited.'Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • The European Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza (ECESG) is an anti-Israel, pro-Hamas umbrella organization which participated in the Mavi Marmara flotilla.The European Campaign to End the Siege on Gaza (ECESG) is an anti-Israel, pro-Hamas umbrella organization which participated in the Mavi Marmara flotilla. The ECESG is currently involved in organizing an upgraded flotilla, and in other projects to further isolate Israel, part of the campaign to delegitimize it.Read the full Story here.Click here for comments.

  • Parents who fear their children will be at risk of terror attacks on school trips to London to be given 'opt-out' choice.Parents of more than 100,000 pupils will be warned their children are at risk of terrorist attacks if they go on school trips to London.Northamptonshire County Council is issuing an alert to all 349 of its secondary and primary schools.Education bosses have ordered headteachers to inform the council if they are planning any school trips to London.When parents fill in permission forms they will be told of the terror risks and given a chance to withdraw their child.'But I wonder if it might stop some parents letting their kids go. That's when the terrorists have won.'No lady there shouldn't be a danger of terrorist attacks!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

Monday, October 11, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                          Morning Posting.

  • Church in Israel and Arabia, mission and religious freedom.Christians must leave their ghetto and stop being inward looking. They bear witness through their work, pilgrimages and daily ecumenical work. The Vicariate of Arabia is home to more than 100 nationalities. Despite the lack of full religious freedom, the Church is alive.“Our Churches are not missionary enough,” said Mgr Marcuzzo, who has lived in the region for 50 years. “In the past, Christian communities in the Middle East had a strong missionary impulse (recent discoveries indicate that Nestorians reached Tibet in the early centuries of Christianity). Today instead, we are too closed, ghettoised, inward looking because of circumstances that forced us to be this way.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Obama signs Nasa up to new future.The US space agency (Nasa) has been given a new direction, one that will seek to put astronauts in orbit using privately run launch services.The change comes into effect with the signing by President Barack Obama of the Nasa Authorization Act 2010.The legislation, passed by Congress last week, mandates the agency to fly the space station until 2020 and to launch one extra shuttle next year.It also instructs Nasa to start work on a rocket for deep-space exploration.The president's signature on the act brings to an end eight months of fractious debate on Capitol Hill about the future course of the agency.Hmmm...something tells me there's bound to be a catch,but what?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:AtlasShrugs.Islam on Capital Hill: Jesus, the Muslim Prophet.It's high time the Pope speaks out against this "Kidnapping" of Jesus Christ.Now they are hijacking Christianity their son of God to realise their  own agenda.Read the full scandal story here.Click here for comments.

  • Trading cape for the burqa.Hide your face and grab the kids. Coming soon to a TV in your child's bedroom is a posse of righteous, Sharia-com pliant Muslim superheroes -- including one who fights crime hidden head-to-toe by a burqa.These Islamic butt-kickers are ready to bring truth, justice and indoctrination to impressionable Western minds.The Hub, a joint venture with Hasbro toys, announced in May that it would produce and air episodes of "The 99." But then, murmurs of dissatisfaction turned into a cry.How can a secular nation endorse a children's show aimed at pushing one religion?Mom-of-two Trish Mobley said, "I have no problem with Muslim superheroes, but lose the burqa. A female superhero should not wear a symbol of subservience to men. It's also completely impractical when fighting bad guys."Now we're getting a comic book based on a wheelchair-bound Muslim superhero. What's next?Let me tell you where i think the idea of a wheelchair-bound Muslim superhero comes from: Quote "Yassin, bound to a wheelchair since he hurt his back in a childhood.Sheik Yassin was a founder of Hamas , a terrorist organization.." Yassin founded Hamas at the start of the first intifada."They will glorify the man who founded the terrorist group HAMAS!!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Poll: Women see Barack Obama administration as a 'failure'.The White House may view the last 18 months as historic, racking up a legislative scorecard that includes a $787 billion stimulus package and an overhaul of the health care system.A majority of women, however, see it as a failure, according to a new poll conducted by Kellyanne Conway for The Kitchen Cabinet, a conservative women’s group.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • MONTREAL - Canada. A 13-year-old Longueuil girl, dies after 71 -year old father slapped her.'Ray of light' was under pressure to pray, neighbours say.But neighbour Linda Robert said Noutene had been quieter in the last two years. Her father was demanding, Robert said, and could be heard sometimes yelling at the children or his wife. On the evening that she was struck, neighbours said her father was calling in to recite her prayers, as he often did. She was reluctant to go, as she often was, neighbours said."Even when she was young, she hated going in for her prayers," Robert said.Read the full story here and here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:EndoftheAmericanDream.What Do The American People Believe About Government?As the November elections draw near, a number of polling organizations have been asking the American people fundamental questions about what they believe about politics and what they believe about government. So what have these polls shown? Well, it is undeniable that distrust and dissatisfaction with the government is growing. The American people are getting fed up with what is going on in Washington. It is also clear that the number of Americans that are in favor of big government is decreasing. But it is actually more complicated than that.Read the full story here for comments.

  • Axelrod to US Chamber: What Are You Hiding That You Don’t Want the American People to See?AXELROD: The president’s birth certificate has been available to people.TAPPER: The long form?We caught up with White House senior adviser David Axelrod today to chat about the current controversy about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and whether any of its ads are being funded with foreign money.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Dubai firm bags UK patent for network security.The technology helps prevent businesses from exposure to potential network threats.Patented as the ‘Network information security zone joint defense system’, the Dubai-headquartered firm’s ZoneDefense solves the limitation of pre-emptive measures that traditional network security technologies do not provide, according to a company statement.ZoneDefense automatically quarantines infected computers on a network by detecting abnormal behaviour that violates rules of its network access service, it said.Hmmmm.....did i not read recently "They"want to block access to infected computers?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Directorblue.You'll never guess who's behind the foreclosure crisis about to crush the housing market again (hint: it begins with a Fannie and ends with a Mae).The financial blogs have been atwitter for months over paperwork problems in the housing industry related to foreclosures. Around one-quarter of all recent home sales are foreclosures and now it appears many of those transactions -- and, worse, the mortgage-backed securities that undergird much of the economy -- may be at risk.Just when you think things can't get any worse, we discover that Democrats are thinking of implementing a foreclosure moratorium, which would literally freeze the entire housing market in its tracks.Hmmmm........better wait till after the devaluation?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:ShalomLife.French Priest Uncovers Mass Graves In Ukraine.Before Treblinka, Sobibor, Maidanek – before any of that – Jews were being killed in the Ukraine. It started early on, in 1942 when Germany invaded the Ukraine and ended in 1944. Two million Jews lived there before the War. One and half million were murdered and lie in unmarked mass graves, unrecognized and unremembered. Babi Yar, where 34,000 died in a ravine just outside of Kiev in 1944, is the only exception. They were killed by the Germans and by their many Ukrainian collaborators. They lie forgotten mainly because the Soviet regime would not allow any publication concerning these Jews.The victims were taken from their homes to locations just outside the towns and villages they lived in. There, they were shot at close range, face to face or in the back. Many died buried alive – men, women, children, babies.That is until a French Catholic priest, Father Patrick Desbois, came along. He has spent several years searching for the remains of the Jews murdered during the war in the Ukraine and has excavated hundreds of mass graves containing the bones of Jews massacred during this time. The present population, unwilling to make this public, have demolished all vestiges of Jewish life in the Ukraine. “Synagogues are used as garbage dumps, Jewish cemeteries have become market places and mass graves yield the bones of the murdered every time there is a thaw,” writes journalist Adam R. Tomaszewski.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BacktoBasics.By:MichelleMalkin.Newly nativist Democrats and their own foreign funny money.The Obama White House has been an echo chamber for the Soros-funded Center for American Progress from Day One — from bashing Fox News, attacking talk radio, and pimping “media justice” and the Orwellian Fairness Doctrine, to crusading for the government health care takeover using Astroturfed doctors and taxpayer-funded operatives installed in the health care bureaucracy.Team Obama has gotten away with its left-wing myna bird routine. Until now.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TheBlogProf.Sharia: Muslim Policeman in Britain doesn't have to protect a Jew. Want to know what kind of absurd liberal moonbattery is coming down the pike here in the US? We need only look across the pond to the moonbat capital of the planet.I'm i mistaking but it looks like the 1930's all over again?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Tea&Politics.Iran: Christian pastor sentenced to death for "thought crime".A Christian pastor in Iran is being sentenced to death for what is being called a "thought crime."There are others in his assembly who are imprisoned, and his own wife is being threatened with life imprisonment. They have two young children.According to web-blogs following the case, Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, responsible for one of the largest Protestant communities in Iran, "has been" sentenced to death for apostasy Saturday, October 2 by the 11th Chamber of The Assize Court of the province of Gilan.This information was given to his lawyer Nasser Sarbaz. It was communicated to him verbally, news sources said.It's not only about free speech ,it's also about free thought.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Ethnic Uzbek Imam Slain In Russia's Tyumen.TYUMEN, Russia -- An Islamic leader of Uzbek origin has been shot dead in the central Russian city of Tyumen.Yevgeny Kazakov, the chief investigator in the Tyumen prosecutor's office, told RFE/RL that assassins riddled Isomiddin Akbarov's car with bullets on October 10. He said an investigation had been launched.Akbarov, 51, left Uzbekistan for Russia in the 1990s and worked as an imam in the town of Novy Urengoi, in Tyumen Oblast, since then.The leader of the local Muslim community, Khamzat Chernomorenko, told RFE/RL that in September, at the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, about 100 Muslim worshippers were detained in a mosque in Novy Urengoi and questioned by security forces.Some of Akbarov's friends and relatives say security forces might have been involved in the killing.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:WeaselZippers.Resurrecting the Fraud from the Obama Presidential Campaign.So.. though he softened his hateful anti-democratic rhetoric, President Obama’s surrogates are still going strong with the “threat to democracy” meme to broadly paint opposition to his socialist agenda.It’s time to resurrect the fraud from the Bamster’s own 2008 Presidential campaign.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:NewZeal.Be There! - “Marxism in America Conference”.Try to make this event. It'll be a great day.Next week, New Zeal's Trevor Loudon will be joining a great lineup of speakers at;“Marxism in America Conference” - National Press Club, Washington DC.October 21, 2010, 10am to 4pm (lunch included).Cliff Kincaid, president of America’s Survival and veteran journalist, hosts a variety of experts:Prof. Paul Kengor discussing President Obama’s little-known Communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis; former FBI agent Larry Grathwohl, who blew the whistle on radical bomber Bill Ayers, on re-establishing a congressional committee on internal security; new, shocking YouTube videos featuring FBI veteran Max Noel on the violent Weather Underground; Prof. Mary Grabar on the Marxist propaganda masked as “history” in books by Howard Zinn; new information on the radical activities of Ayers, and more!Source.Click here for comments.

  • Jailed Iranian Filmmaker Challenges Supreme Leader.Iranian filmmaker and journalist Mohammad Nourizad has written an open letter to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei arguing that the United States does more to protect religious freedom and moral values than Iran.Nourizad -- who has been in Tehran's Evin prison since August --- wrote in his letter on October 10 that since Iran's disputed 2009 presidential election, violations of people's privacy has become more common.He said religious mobs have attacked the home of Ayatollah Yusef Sanei, a critic of Khamenei. In the United States, by contrast, he said personal privacy is strictly protected by law.Comparing morality in Iran and the United States, Nourizad wrote: "Americans have been brought up in such a way that they seldom lie, while lying is clearly evident among the people and authorities in our country."He asked: "The chances of an American prosecutor telling a lie are virtually nil, except in rare cases, but what about prosecutors in our country? Our prosecutors lie as easily as taking a sip of water -- they formulate and disseminate untrue rulings."As for freedom of speech, Nourizad wrote to Khamenei: "You are the only person in Iran who has freedom of speech, while everyone in America has freedom of speech."He continued: "We are Muslims but tainted by hypocrisy, while [Americans] who seem to be pagans do not know hypocrites. You, as an imam, should issue a fatwa and tell us which nation is closer to God."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Silwan: Stones thrown at touring MKs.Knesset's State Control Committee members get rude welcome while touring east Jerusalem neighborhood; Internal Security Minister also visits area at same time, vows to put end to stone-throwing incidents. A minivan carrying members of the Knesset's State Control Committee returning from a tour of the east Jerusalem Silwan neighborhood was stoned by Arabs Tuesday.A large rock hit the front window of the vehicle, but no one was injured. Border Guard troops who were securing the area were informed and dispersed the attackers.The incident took place while Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch visited the east Jerusalem neighborhoods of Silwan and Issawiya in response to the recent escalation in stone-throwing. "We will stop the stone-throwing with covert and overt forces, and we will bring back the quiet," he added. I call on the Jews and the Arabs to avoid confrontations. It does not add anything to the security of the residents of Jerusalem."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.An unusual demonstration (for Israel) was held outside the US embassy in Tel Aviv on Monday night. Shoes and eggs were thrown at this picture of President Obama (which, as you may recall, was taken while he was on the phone with Prime Minister Netanyahu in April 2009 and touched off quite a scandal because it was considered disparaging to Netanyahu) to protest the pressure he is putting on Israel to extend the 'settlement freeze.'asked “if Obama can be against the burning of the Koran, how can he kick around the Bible?” At the beachfront promenade on Monday, protesters held an assortment of signs, including one reading “Obama, Israel is not ketchup, so don’t squeeze” and “Obama, you are not the 12th imam.”Some in attendance shouted insults directed at the US president, including, “Go to hell, Obama,” “Go back to Kenya” and “You are not a Christian, Obama.”Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • US Rabbi: British Jews should support far-right EDL group.The English Defence League (EDL), a British far-right group opposing the "Islamification" of England and which is in contact with the US-based Tea Party organization, has invited Tea Party activist and senior Rabbi Nachum Shifren to speak about Sharia law in London this month, reported the Guardian Sunday.Shifren, who is running for the US senate in the upcoming midterm elections, said Britain's Jewish community should support the EDL."The Jewish community is paralyzed with fear, exactly what most radical Muslim agitators want.The people of England are in the forefront of this war – and it is a war. One of the purposes of this visit is to put the kibosh on the notion in the Jewish community that they cannot co-operate with the EDL, which is rubbish," he said.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • The President's Nun: Obamacare Scranton Scandal Explodes.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • North Carolina Muslim Admits Working with al Qaeda: "Proud to be an American Traitor" [Full text].****Jawa Report Exclusive****Read the full story here for comments.

  • HT:Tea&Politics.Pakistan: Satellite images show that Govt has accelerated its nuclear weapons programme.The Institute for Science and International Security, a Washington-based nuclear watchdog, has obtained satellite images showing that a row of cooling towers at Pakistan's secret Khushab-III reactor has been completed. This suggests the plant could begin operation within months, allowing Pakistan substantially to increase its stockpiles of weapons-grade plutonium.Pakistan, which is deepening its nuclear ties to China, has blocked the Conference on Disarmament from starting discussions, saying a cut-off would hurt its national security interests.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • ‘Voter Fraud Watch’ — Uncle Pajamas Wants You!PJMedia is announcing a new initiative for election day 2010 — “VOTER FRAUD WATCH.” This initiative is to be carried forth on Pajamas Media and PJTV.As almost everyone would agree, in a democracy the integrity of the vote is paramount. If significant fraud or intimidation occurs at our polling places during an election, our democratic system of government is in peril.PJMedia has been at the forefront of this struggle for integrity of the vote, most recently via its coverage of the Department of Justice/New Black Panther controversy. This coverage was led by DOJ whistle blower and former attorney in the department’s voter rights division, J. Christian Adams. Mr. Adams has agreed to lend his legal expertise to “Voter Fraud Watch.Read the full story of this initiative here.Click here for comments.

  • Barack Obama gets more personal with black voters.PHILADELPHIA – The White House has hesitated to cast the midterm elections as a referendum on President Barack Obama, except when it comes to one key constituency: African-American voters.As Obama has steadily increased his outreach to African American voters over the past month. With interviews and campaign stops targeted at the black community – “our community,” as the president likes to say – he has sent a clear signal that this election is about him and his record.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Updated :40 Killed in Bus Collision in Ukraine.A passenger bus collided with a train locomotive in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, killing at least 38 people, according to Ukraine’s Emergency Situations Ministry.The accident occurred at around 9:30 Tuesday morning local time in the Dnipropetrovsk region, the ministry said. At least 11 people were taken to the hospital, many in critical condition.Media reports citing Ukraine’s interior minister, Yevheny Kravets, and others said the driver of the bus was to blame for failing to heed signal lights warning of an approaching train. “The driver of the bus ignored the warning lights and drove onto the crossing, moving into close proximity of the approaching train,” a statement on the site of Ukraine’s national railroad company said. “As a result there was a collision with the locomotive.”Read the full story here.Updated with pics: here.Click here for comments.

  • CAIR Launches Islamophobia Dept. at Sold-Out Banquet.Almost 300 Muslims from around the nation also attended CAIR’s day-long leadership skills training conference held prior to the banquet.CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad announced the new Islamophobia Department in his address to the evening banquet.Awad said the department will produce an annual Islamophobia report that will track trends in rhetorical attacks on Islam and Muslims and will offer accurate and balanced information to be used in the struggle for tolerance and mutual understanding."We do not want to take over your country"?Well let them start with giving tolerance to other religions in Muslim countries to start with.We have here a minority dictating the majority how to live and obey according to Sharia law.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Poll of Americans: Iran will nuke Israel if gets bomb, should be stopped, Obama hurting Israels security.Read the full poll here for comments.

  • The elephant in the Obama Whitehouse.While the media, Talk Radio hosts and Conservatives discuss Meg Whitman’s maid or Christine O’Donnell’s witchery, our government is slowly taking total control of our lifestyles, property and food with hardly a mention. This is the elephant in the Whitehouse which no one is discussing.New powers would give Obama the power to completely shut down industries that don’t follow government orders of the new bill. Those companies who do not comply will be force to shut down.Imagine being without banking access, television, electricity, energy, water, the abililty to work or communicate? All industries including financial, healthcare, insurance, food and energy would be affected. America would ‘shut down’.This is part of a bigger picture which is the real agenda…the government is moving towards the control of our land, waterways, energy, food, housing, etc., as indicated by the United Nations Agenda 21, signed in 1992 by President George H.W. Bush and implemented by each president since. . The main purpose of Agenda 21 is to take away our private rights and control the population.This is the elephant in the Whitehouse.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Brady Campaign's favored (apparently) response to tyranny--sit there and take it.Last Friday, the Brady Campaign's Dennis Henigan, in one of his more or less weekly screeds in the Huffington Post, claimed that the U.S. is threatened by "right wing extremist militias," who along with the NRA, subscribe to a "dangerous" view of the role of the Second Amendment.What's most telling, though, I think, is that anyone who denies that it is legitimate to resist, by force of arms, a tyrannical government, can only be arguing that resistance to tyranny is not legitimate. In other words, we are, apparently, expected to sit here and take it.I have an answer to that, and in contrast to my usual long windedness, this answer is even more succinct than "Molon Labe." Not two words, but two letters: "No."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Patient with spinal cord injury becomes first to receive human embryonic stem cells in landmark U.S. trial.Doctors have begun treating the first patient in the U.S. to receive human embryonic stem cells in a landmark clinical trial.Details of the trial are being kept confidential as it is likely to reignite the ethical debate on the use of embryos.Geron Corp GERN.O has the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration licence to use the controversial cells to treat people, in this case patients with new spinal cord injuries.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Cash-strapped school making two new classrooms... out of double-decker bus bought on eBay.A cash-strapped primary school which cannot afford a planned extension is making two new classrooms - from a double decker bus.Parc Eglos School, near Helston in Cornwall, bought the vehicle on eBay and will hold science and cookery lessons on board.The school had planned a classroom extension but could not find the £15,000 needed.So headteacher Brett Dye came up with idea of buying the double decker bus and converting it into a two-tiered classroom.One question....How will you keep the Bus -Classroom warm in winter?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • You want flies with that? McDonald's Happy Meal shows no sign of decomposing after SIX MONTHS.Looking almost as fresh as the day it was bought, this McDonald's Happy Meal is in fact a staggering six months old.Photographed every day for the past half a year by Manhattan artist Sally Davies the kids meal of fries and burger is without a hint of mould or decay.Entitled 'The Happy Meal Project', Mrs Davies, 54, has charted the seemingly indestructible fast food meals progress as it refuses to yield to the forces of nature.Hmmmm.....perhaps it has military potential?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.
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