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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                          Morning Posting.

  • HT:BigPeace.Homeland Security’s Muslim Advisor Mohamed Elibiary Spoke at Conference Honoring Ayatollah Khomeini.When Mohamed Elibiary was appointed earlier this year to the Department of Homeland Security’s newly-formed Countering Violent Extremism Working Group, it was done quietly and without fanfare. It’s hard to believe that this silence was accidental, considering Elibiary’s appearance at a conference honoring Ayatollah Khomeini, his attacks on prosecution of terrorist fundraisers, his active promotion of jihadist ideology godfather Sayyid Qutb, and the threat he made against a Dallas Morning News journalist who repeatedly exposed his extremist views.Perhaps the hardest thing for Elibiary to explain away is his sharing the podium with a rabid anti-American and anti-Jewish speaker who has publicly pledged his loyalty to the Iranian regime, but he has offered several fantastic explanations for appearing at the December 2004 conference honoring the life and works of the “Great Islamic Visionary” Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.Hmmmmm....."They don't trust me because of my middle name"?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Synod: Christians and Islam demand religious freedom, to fight extremism.New strengths in mission emerge at the Synod for the Middle East: the scourge of extremism that suffocates Christians and Muslims, the need to recognize Christians as citizens with full rights in society, the right to the proclamation of the gospel.Muslims always say that Islam is tolerant. In a sense, the statement is true: Christians and Jews are tolerated and have for centuries lived alongside Muslims, in the Muslim empire. But Christians no longer want to be tolerated; they want to be fully fledged citizens, period!Thus, during the first week of the synod, the principle of religious freedom was developed. The desire to ask the States of the Middle East to acknowledge the principle of total religious freedom. This includes: the right to renounce a religion to adhere to a religion or to change religion; the right to be atheist and the equal treatment of religions in accordance with the UN Human Rights Charter.This does not mean the cancellation of religion, but giving it greater space so the religion does not come into conflict with other laws of the State. For example, if sharia goes against some state law, state law takes precedence. In the name of Sharia for example,you can not force anyone to fast during Ramadan, as is the case today in all countries of the Arabian peninsula (Saudi, Arabia, Yemen, Gulf countries) and also in Algeria, Morocco, etc.A summary of the week’s proceedings by an expert at the synodal assembly.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.New Israeli weapons unveiled.The 4th annual Israel Defense Exhibition for the Army and Police (ISDEF) is taking place this week in Tel Aviv. Here are some of the new systems that are on display.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • President Obama is worse than King George III, the English king in power when Americans declared independence in 1776.Virginia’s fiery attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, who argued against the constitutionality of the health care law in federal court this week.Cuccinelli said Monday that at no other time in American history had a government forced citizens to purchase a product and gotten away with it, even the British King that sparked the American Revolution.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Video:Bill O'Reilly: "I'll Stand By What I Said All Day Long- Muslims Killed Us on 9-11".See the whole thing here.Click here for comments.

  • Saudi prince found guilty of murdering his servant.A Saudi prince has been found guilty of murdering his servant at a hotel in central London.Bandar Abdulaziz, 32, was found beaten and strangled in the Landmark Hotel, Marylebone, on 15 February 2010.The Old Bailey was told the assault by Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud had a "sexual element" and he had attacked Mr Abdulaziz many times before he died.The pair had just returned from a Valentine's Day night out when Al Saud launched the ferocious assault.Al Saud will be sentenced on Wednesday.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:UnDhimmi.Senior Turkish Minister Calls Christians ‘Kuffar’.As if there weren’t enough evidence already, a Senior Minister lets slip what Turkey’s ruling class really thinks of non-Muslims : Members of the Christian community in Turkey have called on State Minister Faruk Çelik to make an apology over his remarks which they said had insulted their religion. “The minister has scorned Christians just to suppress rightful demands of the Alevis in Turkey,” Yuhannas Aktas, head of the Syriac Culture Association in Midyat, who was referring to Çelik’s labelling of Christianity as the religion of the ‘gavur’ (‘kafir’), a word meaning “infidel” in Turkish, which is often regarded as a degrading expression by non-Muslims.Somewhat on the fence after seeing the substantial (and growing) evidence of systematic persecution and harassment of Christians in Turkey?Well now you can relax. Minister of Work and Social Security Çelik has just made it abundantly clear for you.Read and see the full Story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BacktoBasics.Interview with Retired Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson on Obama, Clinton and National Security.They’re [the media] completely in the tank. I mean, they got him elected and they’re going to protect his Presidency completely.In an exclusive interview with Accuracy in Media, Retired Lt. Col. Robert “Buzz” Patterson says that President Obama is very “dangerous to our military, and to the national security of this nation.” He says that Obama’s refuses to “acknowledge the fact that we’re fighting a very extreme element of Islam.” And he cites the National Security Strategy Policy of the United States, which is President Obama’s national security policy, in which “he does not, one time, use the words jihad, Islam, Muslim, extremism, fundamentalism, terrorism—in fact, quite the opposite: He identifies the greatest national security threat to America being global warming.”Read the full madness story here.Click here for comments.

  • After 65 years: Dutch couple becomes Righteous Among Nations.Nicolaas and Hendrikje Plantinga hid 10 Jews in their attic for two years during Holocaust. Thanks to an Israeli woman, contact made between couple's son and Yad Vashem, which grants them honor.NEVER AGAIN!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Iran confirms planes being refused fuel in Europe.Islamic Republic's foreign ministry spokesman accuses some Western companies of 'adopting inappropriate policies,' vows to retaliate if situation continues.Iran confirmed on Tuesday that some companies were refusing to refuel its planes at European airports and said it would retaliate if the situation continued.Iran has played down the impact of international sanctions, which were tightened in June, and previously said news reports that Iranian airlines were having problems refueling abroad were part of a "psychological" war.    Hmmmm....gentlemen on January 2011 Iran becomes Chairman for the the zeal ...but bad idea.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Fox News Insinuates, but Investor Shrugs It Off.Some critics of the proposed Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan, including commentators on Fox News, have linked the project to terrorism by seizing on a Saudi prince’s past financial backing of the imam at the center of the controversy.“I have been associated with this mosque in New York, but frankly speaking, I have nothing to do with it,” he said in an interview. “I’m not for putting that mosque there.”Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Gulf of Mexico fishermen fear the future.Six months after the largest maritime oil spill, Gulf of Mexico fishing communities fear for their very future while critics say response efforts have evaporated faster than the toxic crude."When you look at the fishing communities down here, they had 100 percent mortality on most of their oyster beds, so the community basically is out of business."BP pledged to honor claims and has set up a 20-billion-dollar compensation fund, but in Encalade's small fishing village of some 300 people he reckons one in five are still to receive payment.Hundreds of local fishing boats once employed by BP in its Vessels of Opportunity clean-up program now lie idle in the harbor, but Henderson said he was still astonished at the amount of oil out there on his regular flyovers."The oil was by and large dispersed but it didn't disappear, it's still on the ocean floor and it's still washing up every single day on our beaches, in our wetlands from Louisiana to Florida."This disaster is definitely still going on. Time will tell, time will make people realize. What I am fearful will happen is that there will be an impact on species, on fishery populations, that could be completely devastating."Louisiana's fishing industry has been valued at up to three billion dollars and the stricken state is the source of one third of the seafood consumed in the United States.Hmmmm......"I will not rest"?Perhaps try to campaign there MR President?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • SURPRISE!Turkey says anti-missile should not single out Iran,Exactly what we said in previous postings would happen - happens!Turkey expressed some reservations on Monday about NATO's planned anti-missile system, saying it wanted more technical details and that it should not be presented as a defence against fellow Muslim state Iran. Read the full treason story here.Click here for comments.

  • Chechen rebels attack Parliament and the Ministry of Agriculture in Grozny.This morning Chechen rebels launched an attack on Parliament buildings and the Ministry of Agriculture in Grozny, which has resulted in the death of all members of the commando. “The operation is over, all rebels have been killed” reported Interfax quoting a security forces source in Chechnya. According to the same Russian agency a meeting between the Russian Interior Minister who is in Grozny and the Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov is underway.The reconstruction of events is not yet clear. It appears that a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the Parliament, while two accomplices fired on soldiers guarding the building. The Chechen rebels then entered the parliament building in Grozny taking several people hostage. This was confirmed by an anonymous source in the regional Interior Ministry, adding that three guards were killed in the attack.The shooting continued for about an hour inside the building. "Regular police forces, officers in riot gear and a unit of the Parliament Security Service intervened," said a security source. The Ministry of Agriculture is under attack, according to Russian news agency Itar-Tass, quoting a source in the same department.An attempt was underway in Chechnya sought by President Ramzan Kadyrov – a close Kremlin ally - to impose “Chechen traditional Islam" on his country to reduce the strength of fundamentalist Islam.Read the full story here.More on the story here.Click here for comments.

  • College Professor Calls for Israel's Destruction.The flags carried the logo of the terror group Hezbollah. The rhetoric was the kind you'd normally hear in Tehran or Gaza.Yet the scene occurred in Washington, D.C, just minutes from the White House."We must stand united to defeat, to destroy, to dismantle Israel--if possible by peaceful means," Kaukab Siddique said. "Perhaps, like Saladin, we will give them enough food and water to travel back to the lands from where they came to occupy other people."Siddique is an associate professor of English at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.Siddique's recent statements in Washington:"The Koran says drive them out from where they drove you out," he declared. "There's no question of just dismantling the settlements. These settlements are only the tentacles of the devil that resides in Tel Aviv."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • 3 Iranian soccer players risk jail over kiss.Soccer players in hot water after kissing female fan, Iranian website reports.Three Iranian soccer players are facing jail for kissing a woman fan in the Islamic state where physical contact between unrelated men and women is legally forbidden, an Iranian website reported on Monday.Since President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came to power in 2005 with the backing of conservative clerics, tighter controls on "immoral behavior" have been imposed in Iran. Ahmadinejad was re-elected in a disputed vote last year, which the opposition says was rigged. Authorities deny the claim.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Saudi king urged to free “rebel” daughter.Furore erupts in Kingdom over jailing of woman for disobeying father.King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has been urged to personally intervene and release a local woman who has been accused of disobeying her father and thrown in prison, triggering widespread criticism of the law.“I just want to ask the Custodian of the Holy Shrines (King Abdullah)….where is your sword which you have vowed to use against oppression and corruption.”This is the real problem…there is no clear law in Saudi Arabia…there are too many written rules and laws but the mechanism of their implementation remains afloat and without lawful umbrella,” he wrote in the paper.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • It’s Official: Obama Has Now Borrowed $3 Trillion.It's official: The Obama administration has now borrowed $3 trillion, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.It took from 1776, when the United States became an independent country, until 1990, the year after the Berlin Wall fell signaling victory in the Cold War, for the federal government to accumulate a total of $3 trillion in debt, according to the Treasury Department. It only took from Jan. 20, 2009, the day President Barack Obama was inaugurated, until Oct. 15, 2010, for the Obama administration to add $3 trillion to the federal debt.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Angelina Jolie wins back Bosnia film permit.Permission was withdrawn last week after the government said no screenplay had been attached to the application, as required by law.Jolie said in a written statement last week it would be a shame if "unfair pressure based on wrong information" prevented her crew from shooting her film."My hope is that people will hold judgment until they have seen the film," said added.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • The Unlikely Partnership Of Venezuela And Iran.Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is due to visit Tehran this week in the wake of visits to Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. While Chavez unveiled a host of new deals while in Moscow, in Tehran the best that awaits him is reconfirmation of agreements that he signed previously with Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad. That, of course, and a joint platform for launching yet another tirade against U.S. imperialism.Chavez and Ahmadinejad are likely to spend their three days together this week exchanging pleasantries and pretending that “strategic ties” between their two countries are strong and growing. In reality, though, the only ones certain of these ties are the two populist presidents themselves, leaders who have a talent for ignoring the real world.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Woman loses case to end father’s custody.A Saudi female doctor aged above 40 years has lost a plea to break away from her father on the grounds he is cruel and prevents her from getting married so he will not lose her salary, Sharq newspaper reported on Monday.The unidentified doctor had twice asked the court to end her father’s custody and allow her to live on her own because he beats her up, seizes her monthly salary and rejects any one who seeks to marry her, the paper said.The woman has been staying at a government protection centre for nearly five years as she is refusing to return to her house.Welcome to A.D. 620?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:RossRightAngle.“A horrifying sign of hatred toward Christians…It never ends..” Bekasi Bigots AGAIN!Although the persecuted Christians of the Bekasi HKBP Church were promised a new site, it looks like the Islamist ignoramuses ‘have wasted no time in organizing a massive campaign to stop them building,” according to the Jakarta Globe yesterday. These Batak Christians have been both evicted and attacked by savages who won’t countenance religious liberty for non-Muslims in Bekasi.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Government set to handover Buyukada orphanage to Patriarchate of Constantinople.For the first time in the history of the Republic of Turkey, the state is set to return property seized after the Act of 1936 to religious foundation. News of the decision of the Directorate of Religious Foundations leaked by Haberturk, following a ruling by the Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.Diplomatic sources quoted by Haberturk comment on the news, saying that this decision, taken against its will by the Directorate of Religious Foundations, will open "a can of worms”, as it will bring to the fore the issue of the return of about 23 buildings of great value currently in its possession (with hundreds of others already sold to third parties) seized after the 1936 Law. That law banned religious foundations from owning property. It will also precipitate the debate on the legal status of all religious minorities. This is the perfect occasion, it is noted in the diplomatic circles, to show how sincere the new Turkish establishment intentions are after its undisputed triumph of the referendum on Sept. 12, that saw it win freedom to manoeuvre as it wants.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Wilders is dangerous, Muslims tell court.Muslims told judges trying anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders for hate speech Monday that he was dangerous, dividing a multicultural society that used to cohabit peacefully."Mr Wilders is a dangerous ideologist who has divided Dutch society," Naoual Abaida, a trainee lawyer with a native Dutch mother and Moroccan father, told the court."I am asking you to protect me as a Muslim and a Moroccan against Mr Wilders," she said, referring to his "Islam-bashing" and "insulting, polarising language".Read the full whining story here.Click here for comments.

  • Al Qaeda reaches out armed with English and Net.Al-Qaeda has combined the global reach of both the English language and the Internet as cyber-terrorism tools to win over non-Arab sympathisers.Al-Qaeda's Yemen-based wing released the first edition of an online English-language magazine, Inspire, four months ago that included an article on how to build a bomb.Philip Seib, a professor at the University of Southern California and co-author of "Global Terrorism and New Media," believes the terror network has itself become a media organisation."It might be time to stop thinking of Al-Qaeda as the terrorist organisation that does media and more as the media organisation that does terror," Seib said.Hmmm....why does the term "Revolution Muslims"come to mind?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Obama, MythBusters to Test 'Archimedes Death Ray' in Push to Promote Science.President Obama is either trying to reach a new audience or he's looking to build the Pentagon's next project on the cheap.The president is set to make a guest appearance next month on the Discovery Channel's "MythBusters," the show where a team of explosion-prone pyrophiles test urban legends. The Obama episode will focus on the so-called "Archimedes death ray."Anything for a vote Mr President?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TundraTabloids.Who's behind Viva Palestina Convoy.A new convoy of humanitarian aid is about to sail to Gaza. Viva Palestina convoy includes passengers that were on the Marmara flotilla organized by IHH whose members attacked IDF soldiers.The organizers of Viva Palestina know perfectly well that Israel will deliver any humanitarian aid via land. Yet, they sail on their way to Gaza to create a decided to dig in and check who's behind Viva Palestina.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • The ‘genocide’ thorn in US-Turkey relations.According to İdiz, “the general belief in Washington, and particularly in the U.S. Congress, is that Turkey negotiated the Zurich Protocols with Armenia in bad faith, not to actually move ahead in terms of Turkish-Armenian ties, but to prevent President Obama from using the ‘G word’ in his annual April 24 message earlier this year.”In light of this background, to claim that the Turkish government negotiated the protocols to prevent President Obama from using the “G word” is nonsense. Besides, the number of U.S. states that have passed resolutions supporting the Armenian allegations is over 40. To be honest, like many people in Turkey I personally am not really interested in whether the U.S. President uses the G word or not. Turks are indeed fed up with the way this genocide issue is being frequently used as an effective means of blackmailing the Turkish government.Having said that, I suggest to my American friends that they put pressure on Armenia to change its mindset. I will give an example in that regard. As a gesture to our Armenian citizens and Armenia, the Turkish government restored a historic church in Akdamar with a formal opening held in September. The religious ceremony was attended by Armenians from Armenia and their diaspora.Do you know why it was a disappointment or missed opportunity for Giragosian? Because, in his words, “the ceremony was held in a church with no cross.”Yeah and who's to blame for this?"I personally am not really interested in whether the U.S. President uses the G word or not."But the US should put pressure on Armenia to forget about it?Doesn't make sense to me!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • UAE Official: We Foiled Canadian Attempts To Gain Security Council Seat.He said that there are two reasons behind his country's lobbying against Canada: first and certainly the most significant, is what the official characterized as the protectionist policies of Canada that have restricted the number of flights of the two main carriers—Dubai's Emirates Airlines and UAE's Etihad Airways ; and second is thatCanada does not support the Arab issues in the region, such as alleviating the Israeli embargo on Gaza.So when we said a week ago (11 Oct) on this blog "Pay back for refused landing rights "we hit the head of the nail!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Netanyahu: Terrorists in Gaza Have Anti-Aircraft Missiles, Ben Gurion Airport May Be In Danger.Speaking at a Likud meeting, PM expresses concern over weapons in the Strip "that can take down an aircraft en route to Ben Gurion airport."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • The Cream Puff Brigade: How a group of Islamist radicals became the laughing stock of the Taliban... because they missed their mothers.German intelligence sources have revealed a group of fanatical Islamist radicals became the laughing stock of the Taliban because they missed their mothers during a training camp.The nine would-be terrorists have been branded the 'Cream Puff Brigade' after they travelled from Germany in 2009 to the camp near Afghanistan.Instead they were laid low by diarrhoea, moaned about food, griped about their training and admitted pining for friends and family.They had been under surveillance for months because of their attendance at the Taiba mosque - spiritual home of the 9/11 attackers.In June and July this year, according to Spiegel, two of them were arrested in Pakistan, two more were killed in a recent drone attack.But all of them were, according to intelligence, useless at the art of waging Holy War.'When they left Hamburg, some of them had still been living at home with their parents in the rooms they'd grown up in. 'They fancied themselves fierce warriors, but they turned out to be major failures.''The only people left from the original group are the two women, both of whom are now pregnant,' said Spiegel.Read the ful story here.Click here for comments.

  • Osama bin Laden living in luxury in northwest Pakistan, says senior Nato official.The Al Qaeda leader has not been scuttled away to a network of caves, but instead is living life as the world’s most wanted man in conventional surroundings.‘Nobody in Al Qaeda is living in a cave,’ said the official, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the intelligence matters involved.Finding them will be complicated by the size of the area they are in - it covers hundreds of square miles - the rugged terrain and the tribal warlords who run it.The official offered a grim view of the war in Afghanistan and said that there were up to one million disaffected young men on the border with Pakistan who would be prepared to fight coalition forces.‘Every year the insurgency can generate more and more manpower,’ he said, adding that despite a military presence in Afghanistan ‘we don't know what's going on’.Pakistan has repeatedly denied protecting members of the al Qaeda leadership.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.European Union to profile passengers at airports?Due to an epidemic of false alarms, the European Union has asked the Technion in Haifa for help with airport security. And they're willing to pay for the help: $4.7 million over three years.The grant is aimed at developing both a dynamic and realistic model for behavior and decision-making during security threats in airports.Hmmm...something tells me if they implement this the lawyers will get a giant boost to their workload.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BigPeace.CAIR Protests Detention of Imam.An imam with ties to mosques in Florida and Iowa has been arrested on immigration fraud charges. Ibrahim Dremali and his wife Safaa Rashad Eissa were arrested in Texas last week and will return to Iowa to face charges, the Iowa Independent reports.Dremali founded the Islamic Center of Boca Raton before becoming an imam in Des Moines. While in Florida, his mosque co-sponsored a rally in 2000 which featured Hizballah flags and chants of “with jihad we’ll claim our land. Zionist blood will wet the sand.”And there's more.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BloggerBase.Here we go again.Just what is this imaginary International Law? Who legislates it and who enforces it? The United Nations lacks the ability, and suredly lacks the credibility, to enforce anything it "enacts". If you doubt that, how many islamic countries just accepted the decision in 1948 to "give" the Jews a homeland in the area of Palestine? How many have still refused to accept this. In the other hand, how many of these islamic nations, who have yet to live up to this "International Law", go to the UN to spew their hatred and vile rhetoric at the home of "International Law"?Read the full scandal story here.Click here for comments.

  • Men ALLOWED to beat their wives and young children (as long as they don't leave any marks), rules UAE court.Husbands are allowed to beat their wives and children - as long as they don’t leave any physical marks, an Islamic court in the United Arab Emirates has ruled.The astonishing legal ruling gives all husbands and fathers in the ultra-rich Gulf state the 'right to discipline' female family members if they have first attempted reconciliation.The judgment was made by one of the UAE’s most senior judges, Chief Justic Falah al Hajeri, who made the ruling in the case of a man fined £85 for slapping his wife and kicking his daughter.While the ruling was greeted with anger by many Arab world commentators, others claimed it is a ‘real-life compromise’ between the competing demands of the petro-state’s highly Westernised population and its conservative Muslim heritage.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:American Thinker.It's Logical to Be 'Islamophobic'.From a utilitarian perspective, it's simple. The average person faces greater danger from radicalized Muslims than from other dangers that we also fear, such as sharks or lightning.So, peaceful Muslims, please accept our apologies in advance. Let us honestly say that when we may appear "Islamophobic," we think that we are actually just being "prudent." Over time, a relationship will develop between us, and trust will build. But this will take time, probably years.Further, expect us to draw back each time the radicals trigger a surprise attack in the West. We will back off some because people like Major Hasan bring the danger to our minds again.But if you're willing to take the time, I think you'll find that most Americans are, too. I know that I will. We are a kind and generous people who are worthy of your time.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • A Canadian line of Campbell's soups has activists stewing over Islamic connection.Andy Warhol found artistic inspiration in a can of Campbell's tomato soup. These days, some activists are finding sinister Muslim connections in the same can.Campbell Soup Co., the Camden, N.J., food giant, has been fighting a grass-roots boycott of its products after its Canadian subsidiary rolled out a line of soups certified as halal, meaning they're prepared according to Islamic dietary laws.Campbell Co. of Canada introduced the soups in a few Canadian markets in January, although American bloggers didn't catch up to the news until earlier this month.That's when the tempest in a tomato-soup can started.Faulkner said Campbell hasn't noticed any effect on its sales since the boycott began.•Our Halal-certified products have been chosen specifically to suit the flavour preferences of the Muslim community.The other customers just have to eat it,whether they like it or not?Hmmmm......"Blowing" to cool down the soup?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:DirectorBlue.Looks Like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Crossed the Streams Again: Son of Subprime About to Administer the Coup de Grâce to the Economy.You may want to sit down before reading this one.Bad Chalupa points us to a gut-wrenching economic analysis by John Mauldin of Investors Insight. Read the whole thing, but the following digest version should serve as an adequate introduction.Read the full debacle here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BigPeace.Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander-in-Chief Moves to Disband VFW PAC Over Anti-Military Endorsments.Last week, the Veterans of Foreign War came under scrutiny because their lobbying arm, the VFW PAC, had endorsed a number of candidates without a track record of supporting the military over actual veterans and those who have demonstrated they would be advocates for veterans. Highlights incude Democrat Ron Klein, who is running against Republican challenger Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Allen West Florida 22nd Congressional District in Florida’s 22nd Congressional District and Senator Barbara Boxer over Carly Fiorina for Senate in California. As I pointed out at Blackfive, this is not the first year that the VFW endorsements have angered its membership. This time, when these endorsements were called into question, the VFW-PAC doubled down.Today we learn, in what is a victory for veterans and those who support them, the Veterans of Foreign Wars commander-in-chief has moved to disband the VFW PAC over these endorsements.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Stolen Holocaust art database launched.A new online database lets Holocaust survivors and their relatives search details of more than 20,000 artworks stolen from Jews during World War II.The database of works stolen from occupied France and Belgium between 1940 and 1944 includes Monet paintings.It is a joint project of the Conference of Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.Art collectors, galleries and museums can also make use of the free service.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • "The Kingdom of Dreams" a Disney-like Bollywood Theme Park Wows India.From a distance, India's Kingdom of Dreams theme park outside New Delhi looks and sounds like one of the amber-colored, sandstone palaces of Rajasthan.At the ticket booth, turban-clad musicians sit, horns blaring, beneath a life-sized stone elephant, and the middle-class patrons shuffle between great stone pillars before passing through a metal detector — just like the ones omnipresent at Delhi's new, posh shopping malls — that punctures the illusion.It's strangely unreal, and (actually) rather fun. But there's something disturbing, too, about the idea that an Indian street where everything works is such a popular fantasy — and charges about double the daily minimum wage for entry.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

Monday, October 18, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                          Morning Posting.

  • HT:BacktoBasics.Shades Of A Bond Thriller.It’s pretty incredible stuff, more so as hard information coming out of Iran is so fragmented and sketchy. I’m speaking, of course, of the ‘accidental’ explosion at the Imam Ali base, an Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s arms and ammunition depot at a ‘secret’ facility, which had extensive underground storage and launching facilities for the Shahab-3 long-range missile.In fact, practically all of Iran’s inventory of the Shahab-3 was reportedly destroyed when (as the Iranians spun it) a fire got out of control at the base. Other Iranians blamed the Kurds. Kurds?! It must have been one hell of a raid. Just think about it… hundreds of miles through the mountains and desert to attack one of Iran’s most carefully secured military bases. Sure! Tough dudes, those Kurds.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Chechen rebels attack Parliament and the Ministry of Agriculture in Grozny.This morning Chechen rebels launched an attack on Parliament buildings and the Ministry of Agriculture in Grozny, which has resulted in the death of all members of the commando. “The operation is over, all rebels have been killed” reported Interfax quoting a security forces source in Chechnya. According to the same Russian agency a meeting between the Russian Interior Minister who is in Grozny and the Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov is underway.The reconstruction of events is not yet clear. It appears that a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the Parliament, while two accomplices fired on soldiers guarding the building. The Chechen rebels then entered the parliament building in Grozny taking several people hostage. This was confirmed by an anonymous source in the regional Interior Ministry, adding that three guards were killed in the attack.The shooting continued for about an hour inside the building. "Regular police forces, officers in riot gear and a unit of the Parliament Security Service intervened," said a security source. The Ministry of Agriculture is under attack, according to Russian news agency Itar-Tass, quoting a source in the same department.An attempt was underway in Chechnya sought by President Ramzan Kadyrov – a close Kremlin ally - to impose “Chechen traditional Islam" on his country to reduce the strength of fundamentalist Islam.Read the full story here.More on the story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Memri.Louis Farrakhan, Leader of the Nation of Islam: "What Proof Have We Heard from These Wicked Deceivers that It Was Osama Bin Laden" Who Carried Out 9/11?Hmmmm.....Farrakhan endorses Obama "They don't trust me because of my middle name"?Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BigPeace.Big Dupes at Big Peace: Frank Marshall Davis, Obama Mentor – Part 1.This is the latest installment in a weekly series of exclusive interviews with Dr. Paul Kengor, professor of political science at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, who has just released a major book revealing how communists, from Moscow to New York to Chicago, have long manipulated America’s liberals/progressives. Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century, is based on an unprecedented volume of declassified materials from Soviet archives, FBI files, and more, and is being hailed as groundbreaking. Herb Meyer, special assistant to the CIA director from 1981-87, says that Dupes “alters our understanding of the 20th century.” Big Peace’s own Peter Schweizer calls it the “21st century equivalent” to Whittaker Chambers’ classic Witness.Today, Kengor considers Frank Marshall Davis, a mentor to a young man named Barack Obama.Davis was introduced to Obama by Obama’s maternal grandfather, Stanley Dunham, who was a pal of Davis. Dunham saw the need for a father figure for his teenage grandson, whose biological father and stepfather were absent. Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • 'U.S. believes Chinese companies are helping Iran develop nukes'.Washington Post quotes top official as saying U.S. submitted 'significant list' of Chinese banks and firms violating UN sanctions against Iran.The United States government believes that several Chinese companies are violating United Nations sanctions and providing Iran with assistance in improving its missile technology and developing nuclear weapons, the Washington Post quoted a senior U.S. official as having said Sunday.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BacktoBasics.Muslim terrorists targetting Western passenger aircraft.Islamic terrorists are seeking to smuggle SEMTEX, a plastic explosive containing the compounds RDX and PETN, onto Western airlines, according to Arabic language forum discussions posted yesterday. Based on the data recovered by Archangel, a deep cover operative who has successfully infiltrated such forums, Muslim terrorists are both providing and seeking methods of smuggling the plastic explosive onto commercial aircraft.Hmmm....i think it's high time to start checking thoroughly those working in the airports,cause this is the weakest link in Airport Security.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:ChristianAction.Taxpayer Money Goes to Muslim Enclave Builder.The Department of Education has awarded $500,000 to Kenny Gamble, a Muslim convert accused of trying to build an African-American Islamic enclave in Pennsylvania, reports Gamble, who now goes by the name of Luqman Abdul Haqq, is also connected to an organization that dresses up Muslim children in combat attire and gives them combat and firearms training."The effort by Gamble to make a “black Muslim enclave” in Philadelphia is done in conjunction with the anti-American, pro-jihad SIIASI and the Jawala Scout effort to give Muslim children paramilitary training. When those three components are put together, the picture of what they hope to ultimately bring to Philadelphia is not pretty,” wrote Ryan Mauro, the Christian Action Network’s National Security Advisor in an article for Pajamas Media.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Mortgage Damage Spreads.Big Bank Stocks Hit Again as Modern Finance Collides With the Legal System.The unfolding foreclosure-processing debacle is causing bank stocks to slide and putting millions of delinquent borrowers in limbo.But how disruptive the crisis ultimately becomes—for homeowners, the housing market and the broader economy—depends on how quickly a number of technical problems and legal challenges are resolved in the months ahead.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Serbianna.Bosnian court frees Muslim terrorists.Bosnian federal court that is dominated by Muslims, has released 3 well known Bosnian Muslim terrorists who were planning to bomb the Catholic Cathedral in Sarajevo, a catholic monastery in Fojnica as well as NATO installations in Bosnia.Rustempasic was the member of the El Mujaheed, the foreign born Jihadist unit of the Bosnian Muslim army. This unit is known for one of the worst atrocities against Christians in Bosnia including Islamic ritual of beheadings.Meanwhile, the Bosnian Wahhabis have issued a warning to the Bosnian leader Zlatko Lugumdzija after he made statements to the London Times where he said that Jihadists may destroy Bosnia if the Serbian Prime Minister Dodik is not crushed.Lugumdzija blamed the Serbian Prime Minister Dodik for the rise of Jihadism in Bosnia and threatened to use force against the Serbian Prime MInister Dodik.Lugumdzija scapegoats Bosnian Muslim Jihadism on alleged Dodik’s “nationalism” and secessionism as the cause of radical Islam so that, Lugumdzija claims, if he does not crush Dodik then the Islamists will crush Bosnia.Anyway, Lugumdzija’s veiled threat against Jihadists has aggrieved them who are warning the the “people of good will who do not hate Islam and the Muslims” that Lugumdzija is a “liar” who plans to kill Bosnian Muslims.It's seems the countdown for a new "Bosnian War" has started already.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:NewsRealBlog.15 Shocking Quotes from Catholic Bishops About Muslim Aggression in the Middle East.At the Vatican’s Synod Hall, over 250 Catholic bishops are meeting for the Special Assembly for the Middle East for the Synod of Bishops. It is intended that out of this meeting will come guidance for bishops on dealing with issues specific to the Middle East, but what we hear most clearly are the voices of Catholic bishops crying out about Muslim aggression, mass emigration of Christians and the attempt by Muslims to bring full domination of the Holy Land and all of the Middle East by Islam. Here are fifteen troubling quotes from Catholic Bishops, including one from Europe, participating in the Middle East Synod.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Islamic students at top university 'are preaching hard-line extremism,' terror experts warn.Think tank finds evidence of moderate Muslims being radicalised and Jewish students intimidated.Radical Islamic extremism is being openly practised at a leading university campus, a report today claimed.Think tank Quilliam said they had evidence of hard-line Islamist ideology being promoted through the leadership of the university's student Islamic Society at City University in central London.The group had intimidated and harassed staff, students and members of minority groups, it was claimed.Islam a religion of peace.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TheDailyBeast.Congo's Shocking Sexual Violence.In eastern Congo, more than 15,000 women were raped last year. Assaults included a four-day mass rape of more than 300 women by rebel groups.Even by the horrific standards of this conflict-ridden country, the number is staggering. According to U.N. officials, more than 15,000 people were raped in eastern Congo last year.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Do you take this woman... and this woman: Pakistani man to marry TWICE in 24 hours.A 23-year-old Pakistani man plans to marry two women in 24 hours, gaining national attention for his novel solution to a dilemma over wedding the woman he loves or going ahead with the marriage his family arranged.Pakistani law allows polygamy based on the concept that Islam, the main religion in the country, allows up to four wives.But men who take multiple wives usually do so years apart and must get approval from their first wife prior to a second marriage.Azhar Haidri initially refused to marry 28-year-old Humaira Qasim - the woman to whom he has been engaged since childhood - because he wanted to marry the woman with whom he had fallen in love, 21-year-old Rumana Aslam.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:IslaminEurope.Meet Hesham Aborea, the first Muslim Arab officer in the history of the IDF.Muslim Arab Officer Proudly Serving the IDF.Lt. Hesham Aborea enlisted in the IDF as a way to help his own Arab community. "The IDF is a strong, challenging, non-discriminatory army, and is a great supporter of human rights."Lt. Hesham Aborea is a Muslim Arab officer in the IDF. His journey began in 2006 when he joined the army and it has not stopped since. He is currently serving in the IDF as the Community Relations Officer to the Arab Sector, speaking to the Arab community in times of emergency. His path to this very important and challenging role was not handed to him on a silver platter, but he appreciates his significant work. "Every morning I think of ways to help the community".It was very important for me to reach my community through education".Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • European Jews “In Grave Danger”.Some Jewish communities in Europe are in “grave danger” after a recent wave of anti-Semitism, some of it officially sanctioned, said the European Jewish Congress (EJC).“If these small Jewish communities can’t receive protection or respite from mainstream officials then we are entering a very dark period for the Jews in Europe,” the European Jewish group’s president, Moshe Kantor, stressed.The EJC cited several recent anti-Semitic incidents in Antwerp, Belgium, and Malmo, Sweden.The European Jewish Congress noted that these events occurred soon after anti-Semitic comments made by German former Bundesbank board member Thilo Sarrazin, European Commissioner for Trade Karel De Gucht and Spanish MEP Emilio Menendez del Valle.“It demonstrates that anti-Semitism is at best actively promoted and at worst ignored by some officials in Europe,” Moshe Kantor said. “Due to this intolerable situation, small Jewish communities, like Malmo, are teetering on the brink of extinction.”The EJC called on European governments and the European Union to launch a campaign against intolerance and anti-Semitism, so to remind European citizens that the new Europe was established after the Second World War on the concept of “Never Again.”Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:DirectorBlue.Ron Klein (D-FL) Calls In Reinforcements Against Allen West: NBC Magically Shows Up, Runs Hit Piece.Writing at Michelle Malkin's site, Doug Powers points us to one of the more egregious examples of media bias you'll ever see -- which is truly saying something. Incumbent Florida Congressman Ron Klein must be in very deep trouble against Lt. Col. Allen West, bonafide war hero and Constitutional conservative.Now that Klein has run into a buzzsaw, NBC News 'coincidentally' showed up and tried to manufacture a hit piece on West from whole cloth.Ron Klein must be in one hell of a fight if NBC is riding to the rescue.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.Why Canada lost a Security Council seat!On Friday, I reported that Portugal had upgraded its relations with the 'Palestinian Authority,' just a few days after defeating Canada for a seat on the United Nations Security Council. I implied that was likely a quid pro quo for Portugal's election. It's worse than that. Canada's candidacy was voted down because of its close relations with Israel, and the United States did nothing to intervene on behalf of two of its closest allies.I suppose no one should be too surprised at the Obama administration's inaction. In fact, having Portugal rather than Canada on the Security Council may actually help the Obama administration by ensuring that if it chooses not to exercise its veto in the Security Council, there won't be any country voting against Israel.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The New "Evil Empire"

The Hoover Institution's Victor David Hanson on the new "Evil Empire".

MFS - The Other News

                          Morning Posting.

  • HT:Physorg.US studying Australian Internet security program.The government is reviewing an Australian program that will allow Internet service providers to alert customers if their computers are taken over by hackers and could limit online access if people don't fix the problem.Obama administration officials have met with industry leaders and experts to find ways to increase online safety while trying to balance securing the Internet and guarding people's privacy and civil liberties.Experts and U.S. officials are interested in portions of the plan, set to go into effect in Australia in December. But any move toward Internet regulation or monitoring by the U.S. government or industry could trigger fierce opposition from the public.The discussions come as private, corporate and government computers across the U.S. are increasingly being taken over and exploited by hackers and other computer criminals.Read the full story here.This might be related to an earlier story we brought beginning last week.Click here for comments.

  • Barack Obama's half brother in Kenya marries teenager.President Barack Obama's polygamist half brother in Kenya has married a woman who is more than 30 years younger than him.The 19-year-old's mother told The Associated Press on Friday she is furious that her daughter quit high school and married the 52-year-old.Mary Aoko Ouma says her daughter tried to marry Malik Obama two years ago, but the mother says she would not give permission.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Student who found FBI tracking device stuck to his car sparks legal row on invasion of privacy.Yasir Afifi, a 20-year-old computer salesman and student took his car in for an oil change earlier this month and his mechanic spotted an odd wire hanging from the undercarriage.The wire was attached to a strange magnetic device that puzzled Mr Afifi and the mechanic.They freed it from the car and posted images of it online, asking for help in identifying it.Two days later, FBI agents arrived at Mr Afifi's Santa Clara apartment and demanded the return of their property - a global positioning system tracking device now at the center of a raging legal debate over privacy rights.That investigators don't need a warrant to use the devices in California troubles privacy advocates, technophiles, criminal defense attorneys and others.The federal appeals court based in Washington D.C. said in August that investigators must obtain a warrant for GPS tracking.The state high courts of New York, Washington and Oregon have ruled similarly.But the Obama administration last month asked the D.C. federal appeals court to change its ruling, calling the decision 'vague and unworkable' and arguing that investigators will lose access to a tool they now use 'with great frequency'.Legal scholars predict the U.S. Supreme Court will ultimately resolve the issue since so many courts disagree.Mr Afifi is represented by Zahra Billoo of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the country's largest Islamic civil rights group.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BloggerBase.Free Speech vs Shielding Islam from Critics.The controversy over attempts to squelch "defamation of religions" is heating up. Individuals and organizations are speaking out. One of my Google Alerts brought my attention to UN to consider anti-blasphemy laws proposed by the Organization of Islamic Conference, would make criticism of Islam illegal in America.Several participants are not native speakers of English and some of the concepts under discussion are not easy to express, so much of the discussion is difficult to listen to. Half of one exchange has been covered by several blogs including Front Page Magazine. Pakistan's Ambassador let fly with some heated remarks and hauled tail when a Canadian human rights advocate responded forcefully. In my view, the Ambassador's rant deserves more scrutiny, which it will receive presently.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Kids run over by settler leader questioned.Police detain two of children caught on tape hurling stones at car of David Be'eri before being run over. Silwan man who threw stones in same incident indicted.The indictment added that "As David Be'eri increased the speed, in an attempt to avoid the stone throwers, the defendant threw a stone at the car, strongly." As a result, the car's rear and side windowpanes were smashed, the windshield was cracked and the car's hood and doors were damaged.According to the State Prosecutor's Office, Sharaf threw the stones with intention of hurting Be'eri and putting his life in danger. The court was asked to extend his remand until.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Muslim Hard-Liners in Central Java Attack Shadow Puppet Shows.Ki Slamet Gundono, a world-renowned dalang (puppet master) for the traditional Javanese shadow puppetry, on Wednesday said hard-liners in Sukoharjo, a town south of Solo, had broken up several performances in the area.“A bunch of youths calling themselves Laskar Jihad [warriors of jihad] attacked a wayang performance taking place in Sembung Wetan village in Sukoharjo on Saturday night,” he said.“They threatened members of the audience and forced them to disperse. “We strongly condemn this violence,” he added.Gundono said he only recently learned about the incident from fellow wayang practitioners who were afraid to report it to police.“We have decided to take a united stand to protect the arts and culture against violent acts by any group,” he said, adding people should not be afraid to hold future performances.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • At least 22 people killed in Pakistan's Karachi pre election violance.Voting in a by-election started in Pakistan's biggest city and commercial hub Karachi on Sunday after violence killed at least 22 people in several attacks.Mohammad Saghir, the provincial health minister, said gunmen in several parts of Karachi attacked people belonging to ethnic and political groups to "ruin the peace of this city." About 40 people were wounded, he said.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TheEndoftheAmericanDream.16 New Records That The American Economy Has Set During The Past 12 Months – And They Are All Bad.Over the past twelve months, the U.S. economy has continued to come apart like a 20 dollar suit. During that time it seems like more bad economic news has been coming out nearly every single day. Instead of getting better, the problems facing the U.S. economy only seem to be multiplying. The U.S. government and the U.S. financial system continue to absolutely drown in debt. Factories, jobs and massive amounts of wealth continue to fly out of the United States every month at an astounding pace. Meanwhile, the number of Americans enrolled in anti-poverty programs continues to shatter records and the U.S. housing industry continues to set records for futility. The truth is that less Americans are living the American Dream today than were living it twelve months ago. The U.S. economy is in a serious state of decline, and it is time for all of us to wake up and admit the truth.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Anti-Obama billboard taken down.The owner of a Grand Junction company located beneath a controversial billboard of President Barack Obama is glad the sign is now gone.Doris Downey, owner of J&S Fence Co., 2886 Interstate 70 Business Loop, said she neither supported nor opposed the message the sign was intended to convey, but its presence was a major disruption to her business.“It was hard for my trucks to get out and hard for customers to come in,” Downey said hours after the sign was taken down Friday morning. “I defend the freedom of speech people have to put up the sign, but I have to say I’m thrilled it’s gone.”Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TheJawaReport."Blogging The Qur'an" This is a must read for any person with a sincere interest in learning more about the Quran and how it inspires Islamic terrorists into committing atrocities against other human beings.Read what the Muslim holy book really says about women, non-Muslims, Jews, slavery, peace, war, and everything else our PC Government and Islamic apologists don't want you to know. For easy reference, you might want to have a Quran nearby to crosscheck. I recommend THIS one, which has three different popular translations. You can also download a Quran at the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Ht:Americanglob.Guess Who’s Behind Obama’s Attack On The Chamber Of Commerce.Nancy Pelosi? Nope.David Axelrod? Wrong.Unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers? You’re getting warmer…The latest assault on the Chamber has been spear-headed by none other than the President himself and picked up by David Axelrod, and all the usual Astro-Turfers who receive marching orders from the DNC.But there's more, read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Rape Plot Claim Puts Jolie Film In Trouble.Angelina Jolie has said she would like to meet wartime rape victims and clarify "misunderstandings" that have led to her film permit in Bosnia being denied.The head of the association, Bakira Hasecic, said she has not read the script but "from what I heard, it is about a victim in a rape camp falling in love with her rapist, and that's not only impossible but the idea is insulting"."Hear & Say "forensic evidence?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • French MP says UK is 'losing fight against Islamic extremists'. The architect of France's burka ban has accused Britain of "losing the battle against Islamic extremism" by failing to introduce one of its own.Jacques Myard, a senior member of President Nicolas Sarkozy's ruling UMP party, said relaxed UK policies had "opened the door to terrorism".He added: "Allowing women to exclude themselves from society by wearing the full Islamic veil makes radicals extremely comfortable, and Britain should realise this."Asked if Britain should introduce its own burka ban, Mr Myard replied: "Of course – it is fundamental to ensuring that extremism is kept in check."There's a good reason why London was nicknamed Londonistan – it was full of Islamic extremists. People should be learning from these mistakes."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:RightWingNews.New Taliban Terror Threat Concerns US Security and Law Enforcement.Senior U.S. intelligence, security and law enforcement officials are concerned over recent intelligence and "chatter" that strongly suugests the Pakistani Taliban may have already snuck another terrorist into the U.S. to launch an attack, according to Fox News Channel's National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin in her terrorism report yesterday.U.S. authorities believe the Pakistani Taliban, also known as Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan, would have directed the individual to attempt another Times Square-style operation, but not necessarily in New York City, according to the Fox News report."The government has conducted numerous vulnerability tests and they all appear to highlight the fact that our borders are porous not only to illegal aliens but also to terrorists, weapons of mass destruction and other contraband. Maybe Secretary [Janet] Napolitano [of the Homeland Security Department] should worry more about that than about guns being smuggled into Mexico," said political strategist Mike Baker.In nearly every case, government inspectors accepted oral assertions and counterfeit identification provided by GAO undercover investigators as proof of U.S. citizenship and allowed them to enter the country. In total, undercover investigators made 42 crossings with a 93 percent success rate.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Merkel Says German Multiculturalism Has Failed."In Frankfurt on the Main, two out of three children under the age of five have an immigrant background,” Merkel said.“We are a country which, at the beginning of the 1960s, actually brought guest workers to Germany. Now they live with us and we lied to ourselves for a while, saying that they won't stay and that they will have disappeared again one day. That's not the reality. This [multicultural] approach -- saying that we simply live side by side and are happy about each other -- this approach has failed, utterly failed."Braveheart the movie.Longshanks:"If we can't get them out, we breed them out".Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TeaandPolitics.Pakistan: violence against Christian girls "part of daily life".Violence against Christian girls is “unfortunately common” in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, according to Father Khalid Rashid Asi, vicar general of the Diocese of Faisalabad.“Episodes of violence and abuse of Christian girls are part of daily life,” a Fides source said. “Those that make the news are just the tip of the iceberg.”Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • U.S. backs off in currency dispute with China.The Obama administration backed away on Friday from a showdown with Beijing over the value of China's currency that would have caused new frictions between the world's only superpower and its largest creditor."The Chinese yuan should not be a scapegoat for the United States' domestic economic problems," Commerce Ministry spokesman Yao Jian said on Friday.The Treasury Department is mandated by law to issue a report every six months on whether any country is manipulating its currency for an unfair trade advantage.But the last time any administration -- Republican or Democrat -- has cited a country under the 1988 currency law was in July 1994, when China was put in the spotlight.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Iranian Official Calls for Trial of U.S. Hikers.TEHRAN — Iran’s intelligence minister on Friday insisted that two United States hikers who remain in custody more than a year after their capture near the Iraqi border must be tried in an Iranian court.“In the opinion of this ministry, the two detained Americans accused of spying must await trial by the judiciary,” the intelligence minister, Heydar Moslehi, told reporters from IRNA, Iran’s state-run news agency, on Friday in Lebanon, where he had gone on a state visit with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.Mr. Moslehi said Friday that Ms. Shourd had been freed “temporarily” and that she would have to return to Iran “when required” to stand trial.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TheJawaReport.Debate: Is Islam The Religion of Peace?Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Douglas Murray destroy their opponents in a debate on whether or not Islam is the religion of peace.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Ruthfullyyours.Hey Ted...For the past several months I've been researching the voting records on Israel of the entire membership of 111th Congress as it pertained to Israel. Out of 436 members, I've picked out 139 members which have voted against Israel at least 1 out 5 times during this past 111th Congress. Of the 139, I expose the 60 worst which voted against the Jewish State between 2 and 5 times, where they're from, their districts, and who their opponents are.I've contacted their opponents requesting a position on Israel statement and have so far received 2 responses which I've included. I believe this information disseminated virally could potentially sway certain elections if enough Jewish people get the message. If one s.o.b. can be replaced with a friend of Israel, the effort is worth it....Jerry.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Memri.Former Saudi Navy Commodore and U.S. Liaison Officer Tells Of His 9/11 Experience In U.S., Speaks Out Against Cordoba House: New York's Muslim Community Lives in Peace and Prosperity... Let Us Avoid Unnecessary Confrontation."The U.S. Is the Most Tolerant Country Regarding Building An Islamic Center – But Why [Did] Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf Choose Ground Zero?"He concludes by saying, "We Muslims have to carefully consider the place where the mosque will be built... The Muslim community in New York is living in peace and prosperity and has a lot of places for worship. Let us not have them encounter unneeded confrontations with the people from the great and beautiful Big Apple City."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Fort Hood soldier ordered to delete video of rampage.A US soldier who captured a deadly 2009 rampage at Fort Hood with his cell phone camera testified Friday that he was ordered to erase the video by his commanders.The video could have provided key evidence at the trial of Major Nidal Hasan, a US Army psychiatrist who faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • U.S. Had Warnings About Plotter of Mumbai Attack.Less than a year before terrorists killed at least 163 people in Mumbai, India, a young Moroccan woman went to American authorities in Pakistan to warn them that she believed her husband, David C. Headley, was plotting an attack.It was not the first time American law enforcement authorities were warned about Mr. Headley, a longtime informer in Pakistan for the United States Drug Enforcement Administration whose roots in Pakistan and the United States allowed him to move easily in both worlds.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:IMRA.ZOA Opposes Obama's Funding Palestinian Construction In Judea/Samaria - While Demanding Israel Stop Jewish Construction.This is despite the fact that Israel is only building within the boundaries of existing Jewish communities, which comprise only 4%-5% of the disputed areas of Judea and Samaria."The ZOA calls upon the Obama Administration to cease funding PA construction projects. We further call upon the U.S. Congress to investigate whether funding PA infrastructure developments in disputed territories is even a permissible use of U.S. funds, especially in light of continuing PA sponsorship of incitement to hatred and violence against Israel."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:MuslimsAgainstSharia.Anti Islamist movie series by Shoaib Choudhury.Internationally acclaimed award winning Bangladeshi journalist, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury and his film production company recently announced a project [named Learning Through Entertainment], under which seven movies will be made on Sharia law, Jihad, Burqa, Stoning, Beheading, Polygamy and Child Marriage in Muslim nations.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Memri.Saudi Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Bin Abd Al-Latif Allows Prayers For The Annihilation Of Jews And Christians, Channel 1 (Saudi Arabia), March 15, 2007.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BigPeace.Xenophobia Grows in Germany Towards Turks, Arabs, and Jews.But xenophobia is not just a Christian versus Muslim thing. In fact, it’s far more often an immigration issue, often unrelated to religion.In Europe we see harsh immigration issues raised with the Roma Gypsies, who are mostly Christian, and in America, immigration has been a highly visceral topic with (Christian) immigrants from Mexico to Brazil. The issues are often remarkably similar from one case to the next: The immigrants complain of relentless discrimination, and the local population accuses the immigrants of taking jobs and causing crime.From the point of view of Generational Dynamics, unfortunately none of this is a surprise. The survivors of WW II saw how 1930s xenophobia led to wars of extermination, and as long as they were in charge, xenophobic tendencies have been kept to a minimum. That’s why we would have seen very few of these tendencies in the 1990s. What we’re seeing today is truly remarkable — the rapid growth of xenophobia around the world, in many different forms, for the first time since the 1930s. The path to world war is becoming clearer and clearer.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Jonathan Pollard's lawyers file clemency request with Obama. In light of new revelations of government malfeasance, Israeli agent's lawyers ask for his immediate release from prison.Eitan, who was Pollard’s handler, revealed on Thursday after press time that the US had violated an oral agreement with Israel to release Pollard after 10 years. In an interview with Israel Radio, Eitan also accused the US of deliberately perpetrating a travesty of justice by violating Pollard’s plea agreement and slapping him with what he called a grossly disproportionate life sentence.Eitan said the US steadfastly refused to release Pollard even after Ames was exposed and arrested in 1994, “for their own reasons.”Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Briton kidnapped in Somalia was trying to free yacht couple.The British man kidnapped at gunpoint in Somalia has been involved in trying to negotiate the release of Paul and Rachel Chandler, the retired couple snatched from their yacht in the Indian Ocean nearly a year ago, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.It is feared that the experienced foreign aid worker may have been taken at gunpoint by the same group holding the Chandlers.The Briton, who is married to a Canadian vet and has dual British and Zimbabwean citizenship, is well-connected in the NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) community in Kenya and has written extensively about humanitarian operations in Somalia. He has also worked in Chad, Indonesia and Cameroon.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.The usual condemnations?I noted in an earlier post that the Prime Minister's office approved the issuance of tenders for 238 apartments in Jerusalem outside the 1949 armistice lines. I was disappointed by the fact that the number of apartments was cut back to mollify the Obama administration.In the meantime, Israel was defended by a surprising source on Friday: Congressman Gary Ackerman (D-NY). “Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. It is not a settlement," said Rep. Gary Ackerman Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia. "As such, the resumption of construction in Jerusalem is not a justification for a crisis, a showdown, a meltdown or even a hissy fit. Ramot and Pisgat Zeev are going to be part of Israel in any conceivable final status deal and to pretend otherwise is pointless."Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Mgr Franceschini: ultranationalist and religious fanatics behind Bishop Padovese's murder.The successor to the bishop Anatolia demands an end to the "intolerable rumors circulated by the very instigators of the crime, alleging the homosexuality of the martyr”. An urgent request for pastors, missionary personnel and economic aid for the Church in Turkey.He affirms that it was a "premeditated murder, instigated by the same occult powers that poor Luigi had a few months earlier, indicated as responsible for the murder of Don Andrea Santoro and the Armenian journalist Hrant Dink as well as the four Protestants in Malatya, in short a dark web of complicity between ultra-nationalists and religious fanatics who are experts in strategies of tension".According to testimonies collected by AsiaNews, immediately after the murder he had shouted "Allah akbar! I killed the great Satan. "Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • ADL lists top 10 anti-Israel groups in U.S.Jewish Voice for Peace included on list, drafted based on groups' ability to organize events, attract supporters, form relationships with like-minded groups.The Anti-Defamation League on Thursday published its list of the 10 most influential and active anti-Israel groups in the United States, a compilation including one organization led by American Jews.“While there are hundreds of groups that organize and participate in various anti-Israel activities, we have identified the largest and most well-coordinated anti-Israel groups,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • 'Israel must apologize for Gaza flotilla or remain isolated in Mideast'. Turkish PM Erdogan slams U.S. for supporting 'state terrorism of Israel against Turkey,' says Turkey, Iran and Pakistan have a common future.Earlier this month the U.S. and Israeli expressed concern regarding Turkey's growing military ties with Iran and China, especially following a joint Turkish-Chinese air-force exercise.Why would Israel apoligise to a country who's having closer and closer Economic - Financial - (Military?) ties with a country determinated on destroying Israel and the Jewish people and contrary to the U.N. sanctions?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:HIDF.Muslim Law Board is not going to Accept the Ayodhya Verdict.The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Saturday unanimously decided to challenge the Allahabad high court’s verdict on the Ayodhya title suits in the Supreme Court.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BacktoBasics.New President of OPEC is on United States Terrorist Watch List.“After 36 years Iran is set take over as the president of the Organization of Oil Exporting Countries (OPEC) as of 2011, Deputy Oil Minister Mohammad Ali Khatibi told the Mehr News Agency.The decision was made by 12-member oil cartel in Vienna on Thursday.Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Nuaimi confirmed to reporters that Iran was elected OPEC president for the next year.OPEC comprises of Algeria, Angola, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Venezuela.Currently Iran’s Oil Minister CV Dr. Seyed Masoud Mirkazemi is also a Zone 3 Commander in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard corps.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:IsraelMatzav.Which lovely lady is Mrs. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Impeachable offenses by the dozens.Is a direct violation of the U.S. Constitution an impeachable offense?This question goes to the heart of the Constitutionalist's contention that Barack Obama has committed impeachable offenses by the dozens. One article in particular places the count at 50.The President stated that America needs a 'bill of rights for the government.'Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Saudi prince accused of killing servant 'could face death penalty in home country over gay sex life'.A Saudi prince accused of murdering his servant could face the death penalty in his home country over his alleged gay sex life, a court heard today.Homosexuality is illegal under Saudi Arabia's sharia law code, an Old Bailey jury trying Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud was told.At times the families of defendants in such cases have pushed for the most severe penalty because of the perceived shame, the court heard.'Saudi Arabian nationals have in the past applied for and been granted asylum in the United Kingdom on the basis that they are homosexual and would be at risk of prosecution - and potentially the death penalty - or harm if they returned to Saudi Arabia.'Mr Kelsey-Fry said the Saudi law as described in the admissions to the court read out by Miss Cheema would only apply 'if it were the case that the defendant had engaged in homosexuality'.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:Bloggerbase.Geert Wilders on Trial: Prosecutors Dump Case So What?Reuters reports in a terse article that the Prosecution moved for dismissal on the remaining counts against Geert Wilders. It appears that they differentiate between Islam and Muslims. It is further suggested that Wilders, as a politician, has a right to discuss social let the U.N. come back with a vengeance once they passed a "Blasphemy"law?Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:IslaminEurope.Denmark: Foreign minister denies apologizing for cartoons.Arab media reported that Danish Foreign Minister, Lene Espersen, apologized for the Mohammed cartoons.Espersen denies she apologized.Speaking from Brussels where she is taking part in a NATO meeting, Espersen denies having apologised.“I fully refute having apologised... I am always very careful in explaining exactly what Denmark’s position is on this issue. So I can fully deny having apologised,” Espersen tells Politiken.Espersen suggests that the misunderstanding may have occurred as a result of her explanation of Danish law.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:DirectorBlue.The Declaration of Dependence.IN WASHINGTON DC, JANUARY 20, 2009.The unanimous Declaration of the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Executive Branch.When in the course of political expediency it becomes necessary for one party to ignore its country's Constitution and legal system which has guided it for 233 years......Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Chinese martial arts experts refuse to wed until men can beat them in a fight.Most couples wait until after they are married to start fighting.Confucius say "Yu So Phukt"!Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BigPeace.Sharia-Sanctioned Marital Rape in Britain—And North America.As reported in the UK Independent (10/14/10), president of the Islamic Sharia Council in Britain, Sheikh Maulana Abu Sayeed, has reiterated alarming comments made during a March, 2010 interview, sanctioning marital rape.But for those who naively—and smugly—proclaim such phenomena are absent within the Muslim communities of North America, consider AMJA, the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America. AMJA’s mission statement claims the organization was, “…founded to provide guidance for Muslims living in North America…AMJA is a religious organization that does not exploit religion to achieve any political ends, but instead provides practical solutions within the guidelines of Islam and the nation’s laws to the various challenges experienced by Muslim communities.”In response to the specific query, “Is there a such thing as Marital Rape?,” the AMJA issued fatwa #2982.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:AmericanThinker.A Metric for Muslim Moderation.Islam is a total system for the supervision and governance of human affairs. It comprises religion, politics, jurisprudence, military affairs, economics, culture, domestic relations, and every other aspect of life. It is the answer to all questions, albeit from the perspective of a seventh-century revelation. Its fundamental tenets may not be altered, since it is taken to originate by Divine command.Reflexive appeal to the First Amendment clouds our thinking and serves to obscure this obvious incompatibility. In America, Muslims are free to embrace the theology of their choosing, but they are not free to justify political totalism as a religious tenet.We cannot avoid recognizing this incompatibility. However discomforting it may be, we must face the fact, sooner rather than later, that Muslims in America must choose between Sharia and liberty.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:BigPeace.Al-Qaeda STILL on Capitol Hill.Today I reported at Pajamas Media that an Al-Qaeda cleric, Anwar Hajjaj, had led Friday prayers for the Congressional Muslim Staff Association on Capitol Hill back in 2006 based on information included in a recent article in the New York Post. This news is a follow-up to my report last month that video taken after 9/11 showed Al-Qaeda cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki, currently subject to a kill-or-capture order signed by President Obama, had also led prayers for Capitol Hill Muslim staffers.But now I can exclusively report here at Big Peace that a video essay by Roll Call shows Hajjaj leading prayers on Capitol Hill as recently as April 2010.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:GatewayPundit.Islamists murdered a pregnant woman and 3 children on Thursday for protesting the public beatings of the village’s teenagers.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • Favorite Son.Belarus embraces Chagall but leaves his Jewishness at the door.In Belarus, Europe’s last Communist-style dictatorship, tourism is not a big business. So I was intrigued to see busloads of sightseers roll through the city of Vitebsk during a recent visit there. Their destination, as it happened, was a trail paying homage to the country’s most famous native son, painter Marc Chagall. In a burst of nationalism, the country’s culture czars are eager to set the record straight that the 20th century’s most recognizable Jewish artist was not Russian, as commonly believed. They also realize that they can cash in on his name.The destruction of architectural heritage extends throughout Belarus, where only a few yeshivas and synagogues seized by the Soviets have been returned to Jewish hands. Most of these reclaimed buildings lie in such disrepair that handing them back is not exactly a generous act. It goes without saying that the tiny Jewish population lacks the money to restore most of the properties to functionality. The country’s first yeshiva, in Volozhin, has gaping holes in its floor. It, at least, has a roof and four walls, unlike the oriental synagogue in Bobruisk. While the government preserves historic churches in Grodno, the 16th-century Great Synagogue, a masterpiece of Italianate architecture, crumbles.As for Vitebsk, Chagall could never bring himself to return. In 1973, he traveled to Moscow and St. Petersburg but avoided Belarus. “He said that at his age it was dangerous to get too emotional,” said Khmelnitskaya, the museum director. “He was probably afraid to see how Vitebsk had changed from what he remembered.”More on Chagall here.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • 'Consolation prize' leaves Obama streaker speechless.The billionaire who promised $1 million to the first person to bare all in front of President Obama will give a payout to the unemployed painter who took up the challenge.Alki David, heir to a shipping fortune, is calling it a "generous consolation prize." Others might call it "shrinkage."When told of those reports, Rodriguez was dumbstruck.After a tortured silence, he said, "I don't know where that information is coming from." Then he hung up.Read the full story here.Click here for comments.

  • HT:TeaandPolitics.Saudi Arabia: The results of photoshop in Mariah Carey's photos.Read and see the full story here.Click here for comments.
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