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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                         Afternoon Posting.

  • Mother gives birth in airport toilet, strangles the baby, dumps its corpse in a bin... then catches flight out. A woman gave birth in an airport toilet before strangling the newborn baby and dumping its tiny corpse in a rubbish bin.The mother - believed to be Ethiopian and in her thirties - caught a flight before the infant's body was discovered by a cleaner at Dubai International Airport. She was identified using security camera footage and is being hunted by police. The woman allegedly severed the baby boy's umbilical cord with her bare hands and strangled him with a cloth before dumping him.The infant was discovered when a woman passenger informed one of the airport's cleaners about a pool of blood in the bathroom.Traces of blood led to the bin where the baby was found, soaked in blood, tied up with his umbilical cord in a tightly wrapped plastic bag.The boy was still gasping for breath but a rescue team and volunteers could not revive him.'At around 3.35am I went to the toilet to clean up the blood around a toilet bowl,' the cleaner told the Khaleej Times newspaper.'After that I decided to empty the waste bin which was covered with paper rolls. 'When I lifted it I found it to be a little heavier, so I got curious and started removing the tissue papers. 'I was stunned to see a baby all blue on the face and gasping for breath.'It is unclear whether the woman was a UAE resident, tourist or passenger in transit.A security source said it appeared the woman had strangled the infant, whose body was undergoing further tests.'Most likely the woman wanted to get rid of the baby as it was a child outside wedlock,' said the source. 'It seems that the woman had intended to leave the UAE before the delivery but was faced with a different reality in the airport.Hmmmm....How much fear of Islamic Law do you need to have to commit such an act?Read the full story here.

  • HT:JIDF.Action Alert: Report Islamic Terrorist Google Chrome Extensions! A friend recently alerted us to the fact that Hezbollah TV (a/k/a "Manar TV) now has its own Chrome extension. Lovely.Of course, considering Google's record of allowing jihadist videos to go viral on YouTube, this should come as no surprise. Here you can read, directly from the developer's site:In His Name, the Most High.I have developed a few web browser extensions and apps for Press TV, and will be doing the same shortly for Sahar TV. .....there’s no need to rely on the corporate media that feeds garbage to the world, there is an alternative – in English – and it provides information and news that is reliable, verifiable and accurate. Share the love people.The love. Heh. That's a new one. Lots of "love" coming from Hezbollah and the Iranian regime (Press TV). Here's the developer of this trash on Twitter. Lots of great anti-Israel, pro-Hezbollah propaganda there. Read the full story here.

  • HT:.judicialwatch.Obama gives terror suspects access to frozen assets.Caving in to the demands of liberal civil rights groups, the Obama Administration has quietly amended a counterterrorism sanction so that accused terrorists can pay for their defense with assets frozen by the U.S. government. The exemption to the government’s Global Terrorism Sanctions was made official this week by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which is responsible for enforcing economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security threats. The office operates under presidential national emergency powers and acts largely on international mandates.Among its duties is to freeze the assets of individuals or groups engaged in terrorist activities. Under executive orders signed by both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, the OFAC can confiscate the assets of suspected terrorists identified by the Treasury Secretary if the funds are in control of institutions regulated by the U.S. That means that individuals charged with terrorism can’t access money to pay for attorneys, something that has long bothered the left. This week the Treasury Department gave in, making it possible for terrorism suspects whose assets have been frozen by Uncle Sam to use the money to pay for legal representation. Suspects must apply for a special license from the OFAC, which will make the cash disbursements.The official amendment in the Federal Register says that the OFAC is adding “new general licenses to authorize U.S. persons to receive specified types of payment for certain authorized legal services.” This also includes a license authorizing the establishment of legal defense funds that collect donations from persons who are not suspected of terrorism. It’s unlikely that the mainstream media will give this much coverage or that White House press releases will tout it. After all, the official notice in the Federal Registry says that “public participation” or “delay in effective date” are not applicable because the amendments involve a foreign affairs function and executive order.Hmmmm.....How About Defending the Constitution?Source.HT:CreepingSharia.

  • HT:AmnonandJonathan.Trade Mordechai Vanunu for Jonathan Pollard.Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reportedly plans to ask Washington to release Jonathan Pollard, arrested a quarter century ago on the steps of the Israeli embassy after spying for Israel. Even stranger is the fact that 39 American congressmen also have urged the release of Pollard who is, well, a traitor.Some advocates of Pollard’s release contend that the damage from his activities was exaggerated and his sentence was unduly harsh. Perhaps, though it ill behooves the Israeli government to make this case.After all, Israel maintains arbitrary restrictions on Mordechai Vanunu 24 years after he was kidnapped by Mossad agents and returned to Israel for trial after exposing the details of Israel’s nuclear program.But Vanunu’s plight suggests an obvious deal. The U.S. and Israeli governments should do a trade akin to the hoary spy swaps between Washington and Moscow. Send Pollard to Israel. In return, Israel should allow Vanunu to emigrate to wherever he wishes.Jonathan Pollard spied for Israel for money. He claims he also did so out of loyalty to Israel. Although he was arrested attempting to enter the Israeli embassy, the Israeli government initially disclaimed any responsibility for his actions, claiming his was a rogue operation.Mordechai Vanunu is a Sephardic Jew whose family immigrated to Israel from Morocco. He went to work at Israel’s undeclared Dimona nuclear plant. He gradually grew disillusioned with Israel’s secret nuclear program, thought to have produced 150 to 200 atomic bombs, and surreptitiously photographed plant operations.A swap would allow both America and Israel to turn their backs on the past. There’s another benefit. Pollard wants to go to Israel. Vanunu wants to go to America.The latter explained: “I would like to move to the United States. I have adopted parents in Minnesota. I have many, many friends in the United States, who used to write to me and send me letters and cards for many years during 18 years. I read a lot of your history of United States and am very appreciative of the U.S. Constitution, U.S. freedom.”Washington should offer to swap Jonathan Pollard for Mordechai Vanunu. Indeed, who better symbolizes President Barack Obama’s desire for a nuclear-free world? Vanunu has suffered enough for a crime which did Israeli security no harm. It is time for Israel to return his freedom.Read the full story here.

  • Virus hits 540m computers in Saudi.Nearly 540 million computers in Saudi Arabia came under virus attacks from unknown parties and this should prompt the Gulf Kingdom to create an information security body, a Saudi expert has said.Dr Fahid bin Turki bin Mahya, an information technology professor at the King Saud University in Riyadh, said Saudi Arabia has been classified as the eighth largest victim of virus attack on computers, adding that China, Russia, India, the United States, and Vietnam were worst hit in 2010.“I can tell you that nearly 540 million computers in the Kingdom came under virus attacks from unknown parties in the second quarter of 2010,” he said at a seminar on information technology at the University.Hmmmm.....I did not know they even had that many computers in the kingdom?Read the full story here.

  • HT:BigPeace.Video.Paris on the Brink: Muslim Prayers Shut Down the City.Every Friday thousands of Muslims shut down Paris streets and close down businesses.Hmmmm......As i pointed out before it's illegal to block the roads for emergency vehicles ,so just fine the whole lot!Read the full story here.

  • HT:AhmadiyyaTimes.A total of 105 journalists killed this year.GENEVA: Some 105 journalists have been killed while doing their job this year, media watchdog Press Emblem Campaign said on Monday, describing the killing of journalists as an “epidemic with no cure.”Fewer fatalities have been reported this year compared to 2009 when 122 journalists died, but the toll is nevertheless higher than the 91 deaths recorded in 2008.“The killing of journalists has become an epidemic with no cure,” noted the watchdog’s secretary-general Blaise Lempen.“The international community has not found solutions to it, or put in place effective mechanisms for bringing the perpetrators of those crimes against journalists to trial,” he said.Mexico and Pakistan are the two most dangerous countries for media workers this year.Fourteen journalists were killed in Mexico’s drug war, while another 14 fatalities were reported in Pakistan, most of them occurring in the border areas with Afghanistan.Over five years, some 529 journalists have been killed, with Iraq topping the list as the most dangerous country where more than a fifth of deaths occurred.The Iraqi media watchdog’s president Hedayat Abdel Nabi pressed for action to better protect journalists.“Let’s move together in 2011 to achieve a well deserved bold step for journalists, 2011 could be the target date, then or never,” she said.—AFP.Hmmm....That's without mentioning the 50 Journalists Now in Prison in Turkey,just imagine if they pass a Blasphemy law.Read the full story here.

  • United Arab Emirates -Petrol station employees strip searched in the name of discipline.Cameras do not cover all areas so body searches are essential to control theft, says Station head.Staff of petrol stations and the accompanying shops are an alert lot. They are even wary of taking small tips from generous customers as their employers resort to strip search at the drop of a hat.Most outlets in fuel stations conduct daily inventory and even a minor discrepancy will lead to strip search of employees. Boys at fuel stations in the UAE also complain of nude searches before they return home after work.“There are many customers who steal, but if items are missing we are bound to pay the company. Our salary is just Dh1,400 and some months we end up paying part of this paltry salary for missing items,” said a counter staff preferring anonymity.Interestingly, CCTV cameras are installed in all petrol stations and accompaying shops. Yet such humiliating acts have become the norm.A woman employee of a shop in a petrol station, on condition of anonymity, said: "Those who are on good terms with the supervisor will not be subjected to nude search. But if the value of the missing item is high then a group of security guards conduct the search. And we are asked to take off our undergarments even."In several cases innocent staff have been terminated when customers have stolen items. Boys at petrol stations said their uniforms have no pockets. "There is no way we could steal stuff. Of late, we are even afraid of accepting tips from generous customers. If there is a strip-search session later that day and our supervisor sees the cash on us, then we are in for trouble," said one of them.Hmmmm......They might give the TSA ideas?Read the full story here.

  • HT:AhmadiyyaTimes.Pakistan: Necessity Pushes Pakistani Women Into Jobs and Peril.
    KARACHI, Pakistan — Dinner at Rabia Sultana’s house is now served over a cold silence. Her family has not spoken to her since May, when Ms. Sultana, 21, swapped her home life for a cashier’s job at McDonald’s.Her conservative brother berated Ms. Sultana for damaging the family’s honor by taking a job in which she interacts with men — and especially one that requires her to shed her burqa in favor of a short-sleeved McDonald’s uniform.Then he confiscated her uniform, slapped her across the face and threatened to break her legs if he saw her outside the home.Her family may be outraged, but they are also in need. Ms. Sultana donates her $100 monthly salary to supplement the household budget for expenses that the men in her family can no longer pay for, including school fees for her younger sisters.The women are pressed into the work force not by nascent feminism but by inflation, which has spiked to 12.7 percent from 1.4 percent in the past seven years. As a result, one salary — the man’s salary — can no longer feed a family.“It’s not just the economic need, but need of the nation,” said Rafiq Rangoonwala, the chief executive officer of KFC Pakistan, who has challenged his managers to double the number of women in his work force by next year. “Otherwise, Pakistan will never progress. We’ll always remain a third-world country because 15 percent of the people cannot feed 85 percent of the population.”Female employment at KFC in Pakistan has risen 125 percent in the past five years.Several chains like McDonald’s and the supermarket behemoth Makro, where the number of women has quadrupled since 2006, have introduced free transit services for female employees to protect them from harassment and to help persuade them take jobs where they may face hostility. “We’re a society in transition,” said Zeenat Hisam, a senior researcher at the Pakistan Institute of Labor Education and Research. “Men in Pakistan haven’t changed, and they’re not changing as fast as our women. Men want to keep their power in their hand.“The majority of the people here believe in the traditional interpretation of Islam, and they get very upset because religious leaders tell them it’s not proper for women to go out and to work and to serve strange men.”More than 100 young women who recently entered service jobs told of continual harassment.At work, some women spend more time deflecting abuse from customers than serving them. On the way home, they are heckled in buses and condemned by neighbors. It is so common for brothers to confiscate their uniforms that McDonald’s provides women with three sets.“If I leave this job, everything would be O.K. at home,” Ms. Sultana said. “But then there’d be a huge impact on our house. I want to make something of myself, and for my sisters, who are at home and don’t know anything about the outside world.”Most women said that they had never left the house before taking a job. Many spent the first five months missing buses and getting lost. When they first arrived at work, they stuttered nervously in the presence of men.Now they know better.“I’ve learned never to take what husbands say at face value,” said Sana Raja Haroon, a saleswoman at Labels, a clothing boutique where men sometimes slide her their business card.But the employed women are also approached by admiring young women who want to follow their lead.“Girls envy us,” said Bushra, a KFC worker. “We are considered the men of the house, and that feels good.”
    Hmmmmm....There's still a very long way ahead,and it proves again if Islamic dominance ever will change it's from the women that change will originate.Read the full story here.

  • Poll: Only 21% Wants FCC to Regulate The Internet, 56% Believe They Will Push Political Agenda…(Rasmussen)- American voters believe free market competition will protect Internet users more than government regulation and fear that regulation will be used to push a political agenda.The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 21% of Likely U.S. Voters want the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the Internet as it does radio and television. Fifty-four percent (54%) are opposed to such regulation, and 25% are not sure.The survey was conducted shortly after the FCC decided on a party line vote to impose so-called “net neutrality” regulations on the Internet world. Republicans and unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly oppose FCC regulation of the Internet, while Democrats are more evenly divided. Those who use the Internet most are most opposed to FCC regulations.By a 52% to 27% margin, voters believe that more free market competition is better than more regulation for protecting Internet users. Republicans and unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly share this view, but a plurality of Democrats (46%) think more regulation is the better approach.Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters believe that the FCC would use its regulatory authority to promote a political agenda. Half that number (28%) disagree and believe the commission would regulate in an unbiased manner. The partisan divide is the same on this question as the others. A plurality of Democrats sees an unbiased regulatory approach, while most Republicans and unaffiliated voters fear a political agenda.Read the full story here.

  • Germans detained in Iran meet families.Two German journalists detained in Iran since October have met their families, an official said on Tuesday, as Germany's foreign minister thanked his Iranian counterpart for his help.The relatives met the two men in Tabriz, the city where they are jailed about 530 kilometres (330 miles) northwest of the capital Tehran, said Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast."Yesterday, they went from Tehran to Tabriz and they met the two detainees," Mehmanparast told reporters.The encounter was held around a dining table in what appeared to be a Tabriz hotel restaurant, according to footage of the gathering aired on the Islamic republic's Arabic-language television channel Al-Alam.In the footage, the tired-looking German detainees were dressed in dark winter clothing while their relatives, two women, were wearing scarves over their heads in accordance with Iran's Islamic dress code.The meeting was held in the presence of Germany's ambassador to Tehran, Bernd Erbel.Iran says the two entered the country on tourist visas and failed to obtain the necessary accreditation for journalists from the authorities before "posing as reporters" when they contacted her family.Iran's prosecutor general Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie said on December 5 that the two Germans were being investigated for illegal entry to the country, but denied they faced espionage charges."These two did some violations after entering the country, which is under investigation. Nobody labelled them as spies," he was quoted as saying at the time.Read the full story here.

  • 350,000 fatwas issued in 2010 by Muslim scholars... including catnappers, raffle ticket buyers and vuvuzela vendors.The monotonous drone of vuvuzelas that irritated almost all football fans during the World Cup is OK, and it doesn't matter how much noise a donkey makes, it musn't be touched.But buy a car raffle ticket and you could be in big trouble, and taking an afternoon nap gets the thumbs down. That's according to 350,000 Islamic religious decrees, called fatwas, being issued this year by Muslim scholars on their website in Abu Dhabi. By November 1 Awqaf had issued 298,277 fatwas this year, with most inquiries made by phone. The centre was averaging about 1,000 fatwas a day.Read the full story here.

  • Report: Hamas torturing 250 Eritreans in Egypt.NGO reports Eritreans traveling to Israel to seek asylum are being held captive by terrorist group in northern Sinai. 'Extortion, organ trafficking fund Hamas and al-Qaeda," EveryOne co-President Roberto Malini says.Approximately 250 Eritrean refugees have been held captive and tortured for the past month by Hamas in northern Sinai, human rights organization EveryOne reported."The prisoners eat poor food and are forced to drink their own urine," the statement reads. "Most of the migrants are contemplating suicide."According to refugees who survived similar journeys and reached Israel, once the ransom is paid, the traffickers escort the prisoners to certain points along the border. Those who are unable to gather the funds will meet a bitter end."The authorities have still not carried out any inspections of the locations that have been pointed out to them (in the town of Rafah)," the statement reads. "The reason is quite clear… behind the crimes that serve to fund terrorism and to make huge profits for unscrupulous people is a criminal organization so powerful that it is able to challenge and defy governments: the Muslim Brotherhood (the organization Hamas belongs to) and al-Qaeda."Hmmmm......Obama "Islam is a great religion". Read the full story here.

  • HT:IslamoNazism.African migrants seeking refuge in Israel are subject to brutal treatment by Arabs.From Physicians for Human Rights-Israel:December 13, 2010 Hostages, Torture, and Rape in the Sinai Desert: A PHR-Israel update about recently arriving asylum seekers.Refugees and asylum seekers escaping conflict, genocide, famine, and torture face an extremely difficult journey. Thousands set out from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, and other African countries in search of safety and protection, passing through Egypt, where their situation remains hostile and insecure. Once arriving in Israel, they are immediately detained, often for several weeks, months, and sometimes even years. As a first stop after detention, they find their way to the Open Clinic at Physicians for Human Rights-Israel (PHR-Israel) in Tel Aviv-Jaffa to receive treatment for trauma or illness experienced along the way. PHR-Israel's Open Clinic is an open medical center operated by volunteer Israeli physicians who provide medical treatment to uninsured persons and engage in advocacy to the government to ensure better protection for refugees, asylum seekers, and other migrant groups. In recent months, clinic staff began noticing a growing trend of women, recently freed from detention, seeking abortions. In conversations with our doctors, many women confessed to being raped prior to entering Israel. Of a total of 165 abortions facilitated by the clinic between January- November 2010, PHR-Israel suspects that half were requested by women who were sexually assaulted in the Sinai. During the same period, 1,303 women have been referred for gynecological treatment, here too, a large percentage as a result of the trauma endured in Sinai. Harsh experiences in the Sinai have also translated into an increased number of patients seeking rehabilitative services from our Open Clinic. In the first 11 months of 2010, 367 people required orthopedic treatment; 225 were referred for physiotherapy. To make sense of the growing accounts of torture, hostages, ransom, rape, physical and sexual abuse, PHR-Israel initiated a questionnaire posed to new patients arriving to Israel through the Sinai desert. Between October 12 and December 7, 2010, PHR-Israel interviewed a total of 167 individuals from Eritrea and Ethiopia, Sudan, the Ivory Coast, Somalia, Nigeria, Ghana, Congo, and Sierra Leone, including 108 men and 59 women, ranging in age from 19 to 66.Initial findings show that Eritreans and Ethiopians encountered pronounced harm, more so than any other group questioned and so for the purposes of this paper, their results have been analyzed separately. Because many of the female patients felt shame and guilt about their experiences, the vast majority of women chose not to respond to questions about sexual abuse. Of the 13 women who agreed to answer such questions, 38% answered that they had been assaulted. Other than sexual assault, participation by women and in general in the survey was high; the following information is based on an average of 144 responses. 77% of Eritreans and Ethiopians reported physical assault including punching, slapping, kicking and whipping (compared to 63% of patients from other African countries). 23% of Eritreans and Ethiopians reported burning, branding, electric shock, and hanging by the hands or feet. No patients from other countries reported this phenomenon. 47% of Eritreans and Ethiopians reported seeing others beaten or tortured. 94% of Eritreans and Ethiopians reported being deprived of food and 74% reported being deprived of water. The phenomenon also occurred among other Africans, 80% were deprived of food and 53% deprived of water. On November 19th, PHR-Israel initiated an in depth feature in the Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot, entitled Desert Hell, telling about the now institutionalized torture and abuse endured by refugees, especially those from Ethiopia and Eritrea, in the Sinai on their way to Israel. According to repeated accounts, groups of approximately 200-300 Eritreans are brought to Sinai where they are held in metal containers or compounds. Captives undergo torture by burning or beating, as smugglers call their relatives demanding the immediate transfer of funds to be guaranteed transit to the Israeli border. Because of the high ransom price, it often takes weeks or even months for refugees to be taken to the border. It is during this time that women are separated from the group, detained in secluded rooms and subjected to repeated sexual acts, abuse, and rape at the hands of their captors.Recommendations - Physicians for Human Rights-Israel calls on:

  1. • the international community to advocate to the Government of Egypt to find and release the refugees and asylum seekers currently held for ransom in the Sinai desert. Once found, we call on the international community to ensure a holistic solution for these people including safe-passage to a third country.
  2. • the government of Israel to take responsibility for the refugees and asylum seekers that currently reside within its borders. To respond to immediate medical needs, we call on the government of Israel to grant "social residency" status to all asylum seekers, enabling them to access public social services, including health care and rehabilitation. As per its obligations to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, the government of Israel should also implement a more transparent and comprehensive system of Refugee Status Determination (RSD) for all asylum seekers and integrate and implement full human trafficking protections into domestic law.
  3. • the Israeli and international public to support human rights organizations in Israel and Egypt that provide humanitarian services to refugees and advocate locally and internationally that the Israeli and Egyptian governments take responsibility to prevent further suffering and care for all those affected.For more information, please contact Yael Marom, PHR-Israel Spokesperson at 052-5563485 or by email Read the full human tragedy story here.

  • Death toll from Nigerian unrest at least 86.The death toll from a series of Christmas Eve bombings and reprisals in central Nigeria has risen to at least 80, the emergency management agency said Tuesday, bringing the nationwide total to 86."We have gone around the five hospitals where casualties from the explosions and the violence that followed in Jos were taken," said Daniel Balarabe Gambo, deputy director of communications for the National Emergency Management Agency."The data we collated at these hospitals shows that a total of 80 people died from the incidents while 189 were injured."Police disputed the toll and said it was much lower, but the emergency agency insisted it was accurate.Read the full story here.

  • HT:Tundratabloids.Esw :Al-Qaida now targeting Austrian Copts.Fifteen Coptic Christians in Austria on Al Qaeda death list by ESW, with additional reporting by S.M.S.Today the Austrian tabloid ÖSTERREICH reports that a new Al Qaeda spin-off, Al Daula Al Iraqiyah Al Islamiyah (Islamic State of Iraq), has released a list of death threats against more than a hundred Coptic Christian human rights activists worldwide, including fifteen Copts living in Austria, five of whom are Austrian citizens.William Tadros is one of the persons mentioned in the list. In an interview with ÖSTERREICH, Tadros reports that he informed the Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Terrorism Prevention when he found out that his name was on the death list. “Al Qaeda wants to kill us because of what we are doing for the Christian minority in Egypt.”FPÖ party leader Heinz-Christian Strache has written a letter to interior minister Maria Fekter asking her “not to remain inactive when Coptic Christians, who trust in our safety, are being threatened. The Ministry of Interior must act before there are victims!”The new Al Qaeda group claimed responsibility for the massacre in a church in Baghdad in late October, which left more than 50 dead, as well as the recent suicide attack in Stockholm. The Baghdad massacre took place in direct correlation with the Egyptian Copts because they did not comply with a demand made by this Al Qaeda group. These two attacks prove that this group must be taken seriously. International intelligence services have added Al Daula Al Iraqiyah Al Islamiyah to their watch lists.The exiled Copts are a danger and menace to the Islamists because of the Copts’ increasingly effective information campaign about the cultural genocide against Christians taking place in the Islamic world. Now that the Jews have successfully been expelled from Islamic countries, the Coptic Christians are next in line. It is the Islamists’ goal to establish a monocultural bloc ranging from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans.Read the full story here.

  • Top Gear stars cause religious row after dressing up in burkas on Boxing Day special.Jeremy Clarkson and his Top Gear co-stars have sparked religious outrage after dressing up in burkas on the Boxing Day special.Clarkson and Richard Hammond decided to dress in niqabs, a form of the burka where everything but the eyes are covered, in order to disguise themselves on the road.They also got James May in on the act when they greeted him from hospital after he fell and hit his head on rocks in the Syrian desert.But their joke backfired after they were slammed by Muslims for mocking their religion.Islamic extremist Anjem Choudary, said: 'The burka is a symbol of our religion and people should not make jokes about it in any way.'It would have been equally bad even if they’d not been in a country mainly populated by Muslims.'On the Boxing Day episode of the show, the trio were driving across the Middle East to follow the path of the Three Wise Men.Read the full story here.Video below.

Top Gear Special Crew Wear Burkas On Top Gear Middle East Boxing Day Special

MFS - The Other News

                         Afternoon Posting.

  • National Front's Marine Le Pen to prove formidable rival to Nicolas Sarkozy. Marine Le Pen has promised to defend France from creeping "Islamisation" days before she is expected to take over from her father as head of the National Front party.The 42-year-old is seen as a potentially dangerous threat to President Nicolas Sarkozy if chosen to succeed Jean-Marie Le Pen in a mid-January party congress almost 40 years after he founded the party. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Miss Le Pen, said: "The progressive Islamisation of our country and the increase in political-religious demands are calling into question the survival of our civilisation." "We are fighting against Islamism, not Islam", she said. "Islamism is the will to impose Shariah for all as civil, political and religious law. We Western societies are fighting against Islamism all around the world. We have sent our kids to Afghanistan to be killed to fight against Islamism, and we don't have the right in France through words and political action to fight it? That seems totally absurd to me," she said. Miss Le Pen said examples of creeping Islamisation included pork being taken off the menu in certain French schools, the fact that 22 Quick fast food restaurants were offering exclusively Halal burgers. She also claimed that Muslim communities were receiving hidden French government funds to build "increasingly ostentatious mosque-cathedrals" or ones funded by Saudi Arabia.Hmmmm....What American politician would have the guts to say this?Read the full story here.

  • HT:TheBlaze.Shock Audio: New Black Panther Leader Reveals Collusion at NYC Meeting With Ahmadinejad to Build Alliance, Secure Raw Materials and Overthrow America.Read and see the full story here.

  • "The War on Christianity".Christian assemblies in schools face axe over claims they infringe children's human rights.Christian assemblies in schools could be scrapped it campaigning atheists and teachers get their way.According to the National Secular Society, a legal requirement for schoolchildren to take part in a daily act of collective worship 'of a broadly Christian character' discriminates against young atheists and non-Christians, and infringes human rights.And the campaign has support from headmasters who claim that many schools already ignore the requirement, despite it being set in stone since the passing of the 1944 Education Act.The Association of School and College Leaders has also suggested assemblies should end, and the British Humanist Association is campaigning on the subject.But the most direct attack on religious assemblies, which represents yet another assault on Britain's historic Christian culture, has come in a letter to Education Secretary Michael Gove, from executive director of the National Secular Society Keith Porteous.Mr Porteous wrote: 'We believe that the mandatory daily acts of mainly Christian worship and in particular, the imposition on children to take part in such acts, represent an infringement of rights.Hmmmm....."We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another".Jonathan Swift.Read the full story here.

  • West Java: Catholics celebrate Christmas Mass in a parking lot.Jakarta (AsiaNews) – Hundreds of members of Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Parung (West Java) celebrated Mass under the sun and in a tent set up in the parking lot of the Marsudirini Elementary School. Bogor Regency chief’s prohibition of Christmas celebration was thus not repealed despite repeated attempts by Tulang Kuning Church leaders to negotiate with local authorities.The latter justified their decision citing the lack of a permit to build a church. Without it, the local parish is not allowed to perform any public functions even on its own land.According to Indonesia’s constitution however, no one has the right to prohibit any religious community from practicing its faith and celebrating its rites and services. Yet with the rising influence of Islamic radicals, the constitution has been repeatedly violated as local authorities kowtow to Muslim extremists and show greater hostilities towards Christians.
    Hmmmmm....Obama :"Indonesia is an example of religious tolerance".Read the full story here.

  • HT:TheDailyStar.Islam takes over Catholic school.A Catholic school faces being taken over by a mosque after it was revealed that 95% of its pupils are Muslim.It is believed to be the first case of its kind in Britain. Church leaders say it is no longer “appropriate” for them to run Sacred Heart RC Primary School which has just six Christian pupils. Just 10 years ago more than 90% of pupils were Catholic. But now most are of Asian origin, do not speak English as their first language and follow Islam.Hmmmm.....The movie "Braveheart" comes to mind Longshanks to his nobles"If we can't kill them,then we'll breed them out".Read the full story here.HT:TundraTabloids.

  • 'Egypt seizes Gaza-bound anti-aircraft missiles in Sinai'.Security forces discover large cache of ammunition, weapons and explosives in isolated desert warehouse facility, Ma'an reports.Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula recently seized a large store of weapons and explosives that were to be smuggled into the Gaza Strip, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported Tuesday.The cache of weapons included dozens of anti-aircraft artillery shells and several anti-aircraft missiles, according to the report. The weapons and ammunition were discovered in a hole inside an isolated desert storage facility.Egyptian security officials said they found machine guns, ammunition, over 170 anti-aircraft shells, 90 artillery shells, 200 bullets of varying sizes, anti-tank landmines and 100 kilograms of TNT.Read the full story here.

  • Obama's regulators kowtow to Big Green, imperil economy.Who's doing the most to hobble the productive power of the U.S. economy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson or Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar? President Obama's top two Cabinet appointees on environmental issues are running neck and neck in their race to see who can issue the most job-killing, growth-suffocating bureaucratic edicts. Regardless of who "wins" their contest, of course, the losers will be the rest of us. We will have to endure long-term double-digit unemployment, skyrocketing energy and utility costs, and the loss of individual freedom that inevitably accompanies the growth of government regulation.If these White House-sanctioned bureaucratic coups against congressional authority are allowed to stand, the tombstone on the U.S. economy should read: "Here's lies the most powerful engine of prosperity the world has ever seen. Strangled by Barack Obama, Lisa Jackson and Ken Salazar."Hmmmmm....Premeditated murder would be closer to the truth?Read the full story here.

  • Iran Hangs Man Convicted of Spying for Israel.Tehran, Iran (AP) - Iran on Tuesday hanged an Iranian convicted of spying for the country's archenemy Israel, the official IRNA news agency reported.Ali Akbar Siadati had been accused of providing Israel with classified information on Iran's military capabilities, including details about military maneuvers, bases, operational jet fighters, military flights, air crashes and missiles, IRNA reported.Separately, another Iranian was hanged Tuesday for membership in an exile opposition movement, IRNA reported.There was no immediate comment on the execution from officials in Israel.IRNA said Siadati was hanged in Tehran's Evin prison. Earlier in the week, Iran's judiciary announced that a spy for Israel would be executed soon after an appeals court confirmed the man's death sentence. It said the trial was held in the presence of his lawyer.Read the full story here.

  • HT:MiddleEastForum.UCLA's Professor of Fantasy.The Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES) at the University of California, Los Angeles and the UCLA School of Law's Journal for Islamic and Near Eastern Law co-sponsored a lecture (podcast available here) last month by Khaled Abou El Fadl, chair of the Islamic Studies Interdepartmental Program, with the vague title "Shari'ah Watch: A View from the Inside."Instead, Abou El Fadl spent over fifteen minutes describing alleged acts of violence worldwide against Muslims by non-Muslims, a trend he ascribed to "the effect of the Islamophobic hate tract."When he did get around to discussing Shariah, it was only to claim that its detractors were motivated by bigotry:We look at the history of anti-Islamic discourse, particularly in my field, a discourse in which Shariah is flattened to be a symbol of barbarism. ... This is what Edward Said responded to in his famous book, Orientalism. I describe it as a civil anti-Muslim discourse.When the question-and-answer period ended, Abou El Fadl had defended the concept of Shariah without ever defining it. When he did address Shariah, it was to imply that it is a benign, uncontroversial -- even boring -- legal system. But there is a difference between being boring and being harmless.Instead, El Fadl spent much of his lecture insulting and fabricating stories about political opponents such as Spencer and Emerson. For the chair of UCLA's Islamic Studies Interdepartmental Program -- and the Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Distinguished Professor in Islamic Law at UCLA's School of Law -- this is inexcusable. Now that this information is publicly available, will Abou El Fadl's superiors take steps to prevent a repetition?We call on law school dean Rachel F. Moran to investigate this incident and to look more generally at Abou El Fadl's record. We call on UCLA chancellor Gene Block to draw a clear line against dishonesty among his faculty.Hmmmm.....Ever heard of  Al-taqiyya? Read the full story here.

  • Militias Stem Pakistani Taliban, but at a Cost.Tribal militias allied with the government helped block a Taliban advance in this corner of northwest Pakistan close to the Afghan border, but their success has come at a price: the empowerment of untrained, unaccountable private armies that could yet emerge as a threat of their own.Tensions are emerging between authorities and the dozens of militias that they helped to create predominantly in and near the northwest tribal regions. Operating from fortress-like compounds with anti-aircraft guns on the roofs, the militiamen have made it clear that the state now owes them for their sacrifices. They show photos on their cell phones of Taliban they killed and point to the scrubland outside, with graves of relatives who died in the fight.The leader of the largest militia near the town of Matani, a wealthy landowner named Dilawar Khan, warns that he will stop cooperating with police unless he gets more money and weapons from authorities. Speaking to The Associated Press, he adds what could be a veiled threat to join the militants."Time and time again, the Taliban have contacted us, urging us to change sides," he said.Another local militia commander is locked in a dispute with local police, who recently raided his compound and accused him of stealing and overstepping his authority.The third major lashkar in the region is run by Noor Malik, the son of a local official who like others initially supported the Taliban when they first arrived in the area. But his father was killed by the Taliban last year after he left them and sided with policeMalik, just 22, has little time for critics of the lashkars."We did not choose this. The Taliban started it when they began beheading people," he said. "Where were the human rights activists then, when I lost my father?"Hmmmmm....What in Gods name are these troops doing there?Don't they see this will never end?Read the full story here.

  • HT:NewsRealBlog.NRB’s Ryan Mauro on Fox & Friends This Morning About Imam Rauf’s Tour.If you’re working on a controversial project and the heat finally gets off of you, what do you do? You shut up! Things were going so well for Imam Rauf. The country had finally stopped talking about something other than the Ground Zero mosque. Park51 was moving forward, even acting so provocatively as to apply for a $5 million federal grant meant to reconstruct lower Manhattan. This attempt to use taxpayer money to fund a project they hate didn’t even register any major outrage.And now Rauf is going on a major speaking tour. He either doesn’t get it that every time he talks about Park51 he undermines the interfaith relations he claims he wants to improve, loves attention or actually wants to cause friction. Whatever the case may be, he’s given his opponents an opportunity to make their arguments again. As I was quoted in the New York Times as saying, this will “revive the opposition.”The Christian Action Network, where I serve as National Security Advisor, is planning a nationwide screening tour of its latest documentary about the Ground Zero mosque, many of which will include guest speakers that are experts on radical Islam or are 9/11 survivors. Read and see the full story here.

  • HT:BigPeace.Russia’s ‘Islam Problem’.When discussing the Islamization of the West, France is usually cited as being the worst-off of the Western democracies. It has an estimated Muslim population of 10%, perhaps as high as 15%, and the demographics of the situation — a very low birthrate among the native French, and a baby boom among the Muslim immigrants — do not bode well for the future of France.If we expand the definition of “the West” a bit, it becomes necessary to add India and Russia to the list of Most Islamized Western Nations. India has the largest, oldest, and most intractable “Islam problem” of any Western democracy. The Muslim minority in India is over 150 million (13+% of the population) and is growing relative to the Hindu population. India lives under the constant threat of terror attack. Its citizens experience deadly bombings and other forms of violent jihad with mind-numbing regularity.Russia is a special case. Its Muslim population is estimated at 10% to 12%, and its demographic situation is worse than that of France, so that Russian Islam is expected to grow rapidly. If present trends continue, Muslims will comprise a majority of the Russian military within a couple of decades.However, as analysts often point out, Islam in Russia is different from virtually anywhere else. The most fanatical Osama-loving terrorists and their sympathizers are confined mainly to Chechnya, Dagestan, and other small republics in the southern Caucasus. To the extent that these ethnicities have migrated to Moscow and other parts of Russia proper, the problem of Islamic terror has spread, but its practitioners are still mainly from those Caucasian ethnic groups.The chief mufti Ravil Gainutdin attacks the State guilty of hindering the unification of the Muslims of the Federation and condemn those religious leaders who are working as puppets to quell the community’s presence in the country.Mr. Gainutdin is reminding the oligarchs who rule Russia that he has two million troops under his command in Russia’s capital city. This is a warning to Vladimir Putin to shorten the chain on his nationalist “hooligans”, or face the consequences. Judging by the roundup of young nationalists over the past week or so — the last I heard, a couple of thousand of them were in preventive detention — Mr. Putin has gotten the message.It seems that Islam in Russia is not the mild and relatively harmless institution that we all thought it was. Russian Muslims are flexing their muscles and pushing for unity.For some reason, they seem to think that tomorrow belongs to them.
    Hmmmmm....You give me what i want or else?Putin backing down that easely?Perhaps give Medvedev the problems and he will be the saviour?Read the full story here.

  • HT:TheDailyCaller.The top 10 violations of the Constitution by Obama and the 111th Congress.At the close of the 111th Congress, America is deeply in the bog of Thomas Jefferson’s prophetic warning: “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” Unfortunately, the broken chains of the Constitution have failed to contain the federal government.By way of review, let’s take a stroll through the junkyard of constitutional violations that have been painted fresh by President Obama and the 111th Congress. Here’s my top-ten list, highly abbreviated for length.Hmmmmm.....Thank goodness for the "transparency" of the Obama administration?Read the full story here.

  • The World from The Hill: Bipartisan effort pressures Obama to help Iraq's Christians.Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill are fervently pressing the White House to stem mounting attacks on Christians in Iraq.Fearful of fresh violence in Iraq, many of the oldest sects of Christianity in the ancient biblical land are planning low-key Christmas celebrations this year.In a recent letter to President Obama, the group warned that the current situation “promises more innocent Christian blood in Iraq, more turmoil in that country, and more shame for America.”Lawmakers hope they can steer the attention of the White House to the intensifying violence.Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), the only Assyrian member of Congress and a close friend of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), remembers well listening to her grandparents’ stories of family members being slain or fleeing the region, as they did when they came to the United States.“History is repeating itself,” the congresswoman somberly told The Hill.Before the ouster of Saddam Hussein, there were about 1.4 million Christians in Iraq, comprising about 3 percent of the population, said Eshoo. Today, through a mass exodus and violence that has included a dozen members of the clergy killed or kidnapped, about 400,000 remain.“The numbers are stunning,” Eshoo said. “We are really struggling to have the issue taken as seriously as it should be taken.”Hmmmm....What kind of US President needs pressure to speak up for the Christians,but can't stop preaching when it comes to glorifying Islam?Yes history is repeating itself but it's the 1939 - 1945 period!Read the full story here.

  • Turkey needs hate crime laws, civil society groups say.Turkey needs to legally define a category for offenses and crimes that were perpetrated solely due to hatred of an individual or minority group, according to a number of civil society organizations and jurists. Turkey, not unlike most countries of the world, is not free of crime against minorities and disadvantaged groups. Among these, crimes motivated by bias against the target due to their background or identity are defined as hate crimes. However, the Turkish Penal Code (TCK) does not include such a category. The Social Change Association, in a bid to lobby for creating such a legal category, recently held a rally against hate crimes.Hate crimes were first included in international criminal law in 2003. Forty-eight Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) members now have legislation that categorizes hate crimes, while eight OSCE members, including Turkey, currently have no such legal description of bias-motivated crimes in their penal codes. “A symbolic message would be given if this is put into law,” says OSCE representative Tankut Soykan, adding, “This will show that such crimes are not tolerated and that they cannot be covered up.”Soykan, the adviser on Combating Intolerance and Discrimination against Muslims at OSCE, has stated that legal measures alone are not enough to combat hate crimes, stressing that social policy changes are also necessary. He said integrating this definition into legislation would serve more symbolically to highlight that such crimes would never be covered up.Hmmmm.....One second they claim the laws are needed to protect minorities the next they claim it's to protect Muslims,i did not know Muslims are a minority in Turkey?I think it's just to silence free speech.Read the full story here.

  • Santa Claus hats cause crisis among Atatürk Airport personnel.İstanbul Atatürk Airport personnel have expressed outrage because they are required to wear Santa Claus hats to be in concert with this year's holiday theme. Eda Bildiricioğlu, general manager of TAV Administration Services, had ordered that approximately 150 employees working in various departments at the airport wear Santa Claus hats to cheer up the environment in the holiday season until Dec. 31. Some workers objected to the order because it would not look “nice” with their suits. But the administration warned them that their contract would be terminated if they refused to wear the hats.So TAV personnel started to wear the hats from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; however, some of the staff members have been uneasy with the requirement. They did not want to be photographed with the hats. Some of them said they have to wear the hats because they have no other option.Asked about the crisis caused by the Santa Claus hats, one employee said that “they look so bad.”Read the full "mad hatters" story here.

  • HT:RightSideNews.King is being described as the real extremist for his past vocal support of the Irish Republican Army and is being accused of having an anti-Muslim bias. The legal director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee says King has “bigoted intentions” and the community affairs director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ New York chapter says he “has dedicated years of his career peddling extremist rhetoric and baseless claims concerning the Muslim community and its leadership.”The true “baseless claims” are the ones made against King. He was an advocate of U.S. military intervention in the former Yugoslavia on the side of Muslims, has taken Pakistan’s side over India’s in their fight over Kashmir, and had a long relationship with the Muslim community of Long Island. His record contradicts the accusation that he has an anti-Muslim agenda. His warnings are based in fact and they are echoed by top Obama administration officials.“You didn’t worry about this [homegrown terrorism] even two years ago—about individuals, about Americans, to the extent that we now do,” Attorney General Eric Holder recently said. He added that over the past two years, 125 people in the U.S. have been indicted on terrorism-related charges, 50 of which are American citizens.“The hearings have not even begun and groups like CAIR and MPAC [the Muslim Public Affairs Council] are hurling diversionary ad hominem attacks at its organizers,” he said. He added that the hearings may help stimulate discussion about promoting “a ‘modern Islam’ that separates mosque and state” as the “best antidote to the ever-increasing threat of Muslim radicalization.”The nature of the terrorist threat has changed, as Attorney General Holder said. The U.S. must adapt because the enemy already has. These hearings are necessary to protect the country and Rep. King should be praised, not defamed, for holding them.Hmmmmm....The hearings have not begun and already they are trying to silence those who want these hearings,lets hope they don't go further then words to reach their aims.Read the full story here.

  • Visiting Jonathan Pollard in an American Prison: An Interview with HaRav Shlomo Aviner.How does one arrange a meeting with Jonathan Pollard?"I do not know the process, since they arranged it for me, but I do know that it takes many months to receive permission such as this. The one who arranged all of this is Rabbi Pesach Lerner, Vice President of 'Young Israel'. He displays self-sacrifice to visit Jonathan at every opportunity, and he also accompanied me on this visit."Can Ha-Rav describe the entrance and checking process before one reaches Jonathan?There is a serious checking process there, and it is forbidden to enter with anything. Not a pencil, not a camera, not even a handkerchief or a piece of paper. Nothing. You enter and a metal door is closed. You then enter a hallway, and a metal door is open and then another door and another door, and the place is filled with cameras. They also stamp your hand with an invisible stamp, and when you leave, they check, with the help of ultraviolet, that it is you, in order that you do not switch with the prisoner. It seems that there are people who are willing to switch places with a prisoner… In brief, it is impossible to escape from there, it thus appears."People say that Pollard is not so healthy. Did Ha-Rav observe this?"In general, he is quite ill and he recently had another medical crisis, but he goes out of his way to hide his pain and one does not immediately sense this about him. He smiles, speaks in moderation, quietly and with knowledge. He possesses a sharp, analytical mind, creativity, and also a good sense of humor. He tries hard not to let visitors see how sick he is. This required great strength, when we were there since the next night, we learned he was desperately ill and in crisis. But when one comes to see him, he strengthens himself, and does whatever he can so you do not see any of it."Read the full interview here.

  • HT:BigPeace.‘I Am the Mother of the Boy that Was Brutally Slaughtered by Your Son…’This letter was forwarded to a blogger on a Dutch news site. It was written by a woman in Antwerp to the mother of an imprisoned Moroccan criminal. The woman wrote the letter after seeing the criminal’s mother on a Flemish television news program.She ends her letter with the following words:Oh, and I almost forgot: you don’t have to worry, the state keeps a part of my lousy wage to pay for a new bed for your son, because he burned the two previous ones in his cell where he is doing time for the brutal crime he committed.Finally, also as mothers, maybe we can contribute something to stop the inversion of human values. Human rights should only be there for the rightfully deserving.Read the full story here.

  • 111th Congress Added More Debt Than First 100 Congresses Combined: $10,429 Per Person in U.S. That equals $10,429.64 in new debt for each and every one of the 308,745,538 people counted in the United States by the 2010 Census.The total national debt of $13,858,529,371,601.09 (or $13.859 trillion), as recorded by the U.S. Treasury at the close of business on Dec. 22, now equals $44,886.57 for every man, woman and child in the United States.During the Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) tenure as speaker, which commenced on Jan. 4, 2007, the federal government has run up $5.177 trillion in new debt. That is about equal to the total debt the federal government accumulated in the first 120 years of the nation's existence, with the federal debt rising from $5.173 trillion on July 24, 1996 to $5.181 trillion on July 24, 1996.In her inaugural address as speaker, Pelosi vowed that Congress would engage in no new deficit spending."After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: Pay as you go, no new deficit spending,” she said in an address from the speaker’s podium. “Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt."Hmmmm......Where's the Guiness Record book when you need them?Never a bigger lie has been told.Read the full story here.

  • Classified maps show security in Afghanistan is worsening, despite Obama's assurances the war is 'on track'.Secret United Nations maps reveal security is deteriorating in parts of Afghanistan despite White House assurances its war strategy is working. The maps reveal fighting had worsened in 16 districts in the north and east of the country by October, compared with March. The regions, which were once considered secure, have since been upgraded to ‘high risk’ status.U.N. director for communications Kieran Dwyer said he could not comment on classified maps.But he said: ‘In the course of 2010, the security situation in many parts of the country has become unstable where it previously had not been so. ‘There is violence happening in more parts of the country, and this is making the delivery of humanitarian services far more for difficult for the U.N. and other organisations. But we are continuing to deliver.’Mr Obama wants to end the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan and transition to full Afghan security control by 2014. There are currently around 140,000 U.S.-led Nato troops in the country, of which two-thirds are from the United States. Since 2001 a total of 2,196 coalition troops have lost their lives in the fighting. Of these, 344 were British and 1,366 were American.But U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dismissed suggestions that the Obama administration was presenting an overly rosy view of the war.'I think we're clear-eyed and realistic,' she said.Hmmmm....I presume the Canadian fallen soldiers are considered "Non Existent" for this Author?Since 2002, 154 members of the Canadian Forces have been killed serving in the Afghanistan mission.Read the full story here.

  • Nigeria Roiled Again by Muslim-Christian Clashes.The season of good will brought little to celebrate in a city straddling Nigeria’s religious fault line, where Muslim-Christian clashes continued Sunday following a series of deadly bombings on Christmas Eve.Elsewhere in the country, police blamed a radical Islamic group nicknamed the “Nigerian Taliban” for attacks on two churches in the north which left six people dead, including a pastor.Nigeria’s population is roughly 50 percent Muslim and 40 percent Christian, and the introduction of shari’a law in 12 northern states a decade ago has exacerbated tensions between the two communities, with periodic eruptions of rioting and violence.According to a U.N. body focused on racial discrimination, more than 13,500 people have died in “ethno-religious” violence in Nigeria over the past 10 years.A Nigerian newspaper, Punch, reported Sunday that at least eight more people had been killed in clashes between Muslim and Christian youths, with firearms and machetes used in the fighting. Buildings including churches and mosques had been set alight.“Most streets remain deserted as people huddle indoors in fear of the worsening security situation,” reported another Nigerian daily, Next.The violence was condemned by Pope Benedict XVI, the U.S. government and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, among others.Christmas also was marred for Christians in Nigeria’s northern state of Borno, where around 30 armed men attacked two churches in the state capital Maiduguri during Christmas Eve services.A pastor named as Bulus Marwa was among five people killed in an assault on a Baptist church, while a security guard was killed in a separate attack on a church belonging to the Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN), an evangelical denomination.In an audio message released in 2003 Osama bin Laden named Nigeria as one of six “most qualified regions for liberation” by Islamic warriors (the others were Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Pakistan, Morocco and Jordan.) He called on Muslims in the six countries to take steps “to establish the rule of Allah on earth.”Hmmmmmm......How many Nigerian Muslims immigrated to the USA?Read the full story here.

  • "The War on Christmas".The metaphor “The War on Christmas” can be mocked – as if Santa and his reindeer are dodging anti-aircraft fire. But many of our public schools have church-and-state sensitivity police with an alarming degree of Santaphobia.Anyone who's attended a school's “winter concert” in December with no traditional Christmas music – not even “Frosty the Snowman” – knows the drill. The vast Christian majority (that funds the public schools) is told that school is no place to celebrate one's religion, even in its most watered-down and secularized forms.There are real-life stories of Scrooge-like school administrators, like the one at the appropriately named Battlefield High School in Haymarket, Virginia. A group of ten boys calling themselves the Christmas Sweater Club were given detention and at least two hours of cleaning for tossing free two-inch candy canes at students as they entered before classes started. They were “creating a disturbance.” One of their mothers, Kathleen Flannery, told WUSA-TV that an administrator called her and explained "not everyone wants Christmas cheer -- that suicide rates are up over Christmas, and that they should keep their cheer to themselves, perhaps."Of course, that level of sensitivity is not applied when it comes to slamming Christianity during the Christmas season.It's amazing that at Battlefield High School, the accusation was that Christmas cheer invited suicides, but plays about murderous “hate crimes” that America has collectively committed by our “fear and ignorance of the Other” somehow should make our spirits bright.Hmmmmm.....There can only be one?Read the full story here.

  • 'Plot to bomb London Eye': Nine in court accused of planning Christmas terror blitz on the capital's busiest landmarks.Nine terror suspects plotted a Christmas bomb blitz in London, a court has heard.Potential targets included the London Eye tourist attraction, the Stock Exchange and Mayor Boris Johnson, it was claimed.The Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, two rabbis and the U.S. Embassy were also said to have been listed for possible attack.Big Ben was allegedly visited, while the Palace of Westminster was among other key landmarks said to have received their attention. The Church of Scientology headquarters in London was also ‘observed’, it was claimed.Targets for bombings had been agreed by the cell’s members before police swooped, Westminster Magistrates’ Court was told.The suspects had also conducted live tests on explosives as part of their ‘unlawful and malicious conspiracy’.Anti-terror police arrested the men, aged between 19 and 28, during a series of dawn raids in London, Cardiff and Stoke-on-Trent five days before Christmas.The suspects sat in the glass-panelled dock as the court was given details of atrocities they were accused of planning for the festive season.Read the full story here.

  • HT:Memri.Hamas Official: Palestinian Women Are Competing In Sons' Martyrdom.In a lecture sponsored by the Supporters of Jerusalem Committee in Kuwait, Palestinian Legislative Council member from Hamas Jameela Al-Shanti said that Palestinian women are participating in jihad and resistance and that they had educated generations of Palestinians for resistance and given them over to Allah. She said that Palestinian women compete among themselves for the title of Khansaa, that is, to have the most sons martyred, and that when a woman hears that her son or her husband was martyred she hastens to thank Allah for it. Al-Khansaa bint Omar was an early Islamic poet who thanked Allah when her four sons were killed in battle, and is considered "the mother of the martyrs."]Hmmm...Who in his/her right mind can recognise a "?State" with such principles?Read the full story here.

  • London considering granting Palestinian delegates diplomatic status.The UK government is considering upgrading the status of the Palestinian delegation to that of diplomatic mission, Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported today. In Israel, officials fear this might lead to the unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood.If carried out, the step would follow that of various South American nations who have already granted recognition to an independent Palestinian state. The Palestinian delegation would thus enjoy a status similar to that of an independent state, which will turn Palestinian delegates into diplomats.So far, only Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia have recognised a Palestinian state. France, Spain and Portugal have already recognised the Palestinian delegation as a diplomatic mission.The Israeli government is very concerned about the possible move because the current UK government is considered pro-Israel. Its action would profoundly change the European context.The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) confirmed that it was looking into the possibility of upgrading the Palestinian delegation's status. A FCO spokesperson said the matter was indeed being examined thoroughly.Hmmmmm........Terrorists become members of the UN and God fearing people become terrorists,the world is upside down.Read the full madness story here.

  • Netanyahu: No apology to Turkey.Tough talk: Prime minister makes it clear Israel will not apologize to Turkey over flotilla incident; during Channel 10 interview, Netanyahu also demands that Ankara annul all legal proceedings against the IDF.Tough talk: Israel will not be apologizing to Turkey over the flotilla incident that left nine people dead, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Channel 10 Monday.Turkey has said previously that relations with Israel will not be resorted before Israel apologizes for the bloody raid and compensate the victims' families.Hmmmm....Turkey is behaving lately like it owns half of the Middle East and Europe it's about time someone tels them NO.Read the full story here.

  • HT:TheNationalReview.America’s Most Bankrupt Mayors,Democrats lead 70.5 percent of the most-bankrupt cities.Have a gander at America’s 17 most-bankrupt cities, and consider the party variable: Two Republican mayors, two independents, one city so bankrupt that it is in state receivership — and twelve Democratic mayors, meaning the Democrats lead 70.5 percent of the most-bankrupt cities, by my always-suspect English-major math.And you thought their record was bad in Congress.And get a load of the size of these budget shortfalls: Camden, N.J., at 15 percent, Hamtramck, Mich., at 17 percent, Paterson, N.J., at 24 percent, Central Falls, R.I., at 22 percent.The state of California cannot afford to bail out San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose; the state of Illinois cannot afford to bail out Chicago and Joliet; New Jersey cannot afford to bail out Camden, Patterson, and Newark. The outstanding municipal-bond obligations are huge.Hmmmm....Spend,spend and spend just as Obama does,what's a Trillion more or less in debt?It's the taxpayer who's paying the bill.Read the full bankruptcy story here.

  • HT:IslamoNazism.Israel's "black bedouins" discover their past.A few weeks ago I happened to stumble upon a program on Israeli TV about Rahat's (Israel's largest bedouin town) "black bedouins" and their origins. It turns out they were brought to Israel as slaves from Sudan and Zanzibar (for more on Zanzibar's slavery past go here) by Arab slave traders. Luckily enough I found most of the program on You Tube. But before we go to the videos here's a synopsis of the program:Centuries after they were brought to Palestine as slaves, black Bedouins still face discrimination. About two years ago, filmmaker Uri Rosenwaks came to Rahat, a Bedouin town down in Israel's Negev Desert, to teach a group of Black Bedouin women a class in filmmaking.Afflicted with pessimism, unemployment, poverty and violence, Rahat is partially populated by Black Bedouins who were brought to the Middle East as slaves. Kidnapped in Africa by Arab slave traders, they were auctioned-off in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Zanzibar, and until 50 years ago, Black Bedouins were enslaved by the White ones.When the Israeli film director first started work with the group, the women never mentioned the issue. Only after about 18 months of working and making short films together, did he work up the nerve to suggest that they make a film telling the history of the Black Bedouins. Suddenly, a small and modest course in filmmaking became a forum for the airing of the unspoken taboos and history of an entire society.Read and see the full story here.

  • And now for something completely different.Has the legendary chupacabra been found? Man shoots dead mysterious grey-skinned creature.Is this mysterious creature a fabled chupacabra, or just a follicly challenged raccoon?The bald, grey-skinned creature was shot and killed in Lebanon Junction, Kentucky, after it emerged from woodland into the garden of a home.But the animal, which has large ears, whiskers and a long tail, has sparked intense debate on the internet, with some claiming it is one of the mythical chupacabras.Stories of the blood-sucking creature began circulating in Puerto Rico 15 years ago and since then tales of the havoc it causes have swept from Chile through Mexico and into southern U.S. states.Mark Cothren shot the animal as it walked into his front yard because he did not recognise it.He told 'I was like "every animal has hair, especially this time of year!".'What puzzled me is how something like that could survive through a winter with no hair.'Everybody is getting very curious, you know. The phone is ringing off the hook. It's kind of a mystery right now.'The animal was the size of a house cat, but some people have speculated it could even be a legendary chupacabra.The chupacabra - also known as the 'goat sucker' - is believed to kill goats and suck their blood.People have claimed to have seen it in South America, Mexico, Puerto Rico and even Texas and Oklahoma.Hmmmm....I don't know what it is, but let's put it this way : i wouldn't trow it on the Barbecue.Read and see the full story here.

  • Blind woman breaks TWO world records on holiday after being taught to fish by her husband.A fisherman who introduced his blind wife to fishing has been upstaged twice - as he watched her break two world records for catching giant catfish.Retired gardener Alan Penfold, 63, decided to start bringing wife Sheila along on his fishing trips four years ago but wouldn't have expected to be upstaged by his partially-sighted partner.She has broken the record for the biggest catfish ever caught by a woman and then hooked the largest albino catfish ever caught in two fishing holidays.Hmmmm....Lady that's one hell of a fish!Read the full story here.

Monday, December 27, 2010

MFS - The Other News

                          Morning Posting.

  • Indian-American Kamala Harris 'female Obama' in making: Report.Washington: Indian-American Kamala Harris, California's next Attorney General, is the "female Obama" in making and likely to be a national figure shortly, a media report said on Saturday.Daughter of an Indian mother and African-American father, Harris is being called the future of the Democratic Party, a rising political star in the mold of one of her big supporters President Barack Obama, the 'Politico' said in a lead story."At first glance, the President and Harris have much in common: Both are mixed-race children of immigrants raised by a single mother; both are eloquent, telegenic big-city lawyers with strong liberal credentials who catapulted from relative obscurity to the national stage."And like the first African-American President, Harris has broken a long-standing barrier she's California's first African-American Attorney General and the first woman to hold the office," Politico said."Harris' new post gives her an instant national platform: Her predecessors in the post, including California Governor-elect Jerry Brown, used the office to influence national environmental policy, while New York Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo, who was his state's top prosecutor, raised his profile as a crusader for consumer rights," the news article said.Given California's giant auto and utilities markets, Harris can position herself as a major player in shaping federal climate policy and in using her post to drive federal environmental policy if Washington doesn't act.She has also signaled an interest in other high-profile battles that could garner national attention, including online privacy in social networks like Facebook, Politico reported."We are making decisions about suing the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) around what we want to do around our standards, and whether there should be national standards," Harris told Politico."I want to use my position of leadership to help move along at a faster pace what I believe and know the Obama administration wants to do around the urgency of climate change," she said.Hmmmm.....Can America even survive one Obama?Read the full story here.

  • Twin suicide bombings kill 17 in Iraq's Ramadi.Twin suicide bombings rocked a government compound in Iraq's western city of Ramadi on Monday, killing 17 people, a deputy interior minister said.It was the second attack this month on the compound, which houses the provincial council ands the police headquarters for Anbar province, and the third bombing there in the past year."The death toll is 17 killed and between 50 and 60 wounded," Lieutenant General Hussein Kamal, a deputy interior minister, told Reuters.Anbar Governor Qassim Mohammedsaid the first blast happened when a minibus exploded outside the compound and the second was caused by a suicide bomber on foot, disguised as a policeman.At the site of Monday's blasts, pools of blood dotted the ground, footage from Reuters Television showed. The stumps of the suicide bomber's severed legs lay at the scene. Debris from wrecked cars littered the site.Ali Mahmoud, a doctor at Ramadi hospital, said hospital records put the toll at 16 people killed, including five policemen, and 52 wounded, including 12 policemen.The emergency room was filled with patients wounded in the attack. The hospital was also crowded with people who had responded to an appeal broadcast on mosque loudspeakers to donate blood to help the injured."What shall we do to save ourselves? There is nothing left but to make ourselves prisoners in our homes," said Talib Ali, 50, who was at the hospital attending to his son Mohammed, who had been wounded in his abdomen and back.Hmmmm......President Barrack HUSSEIN Obama condemning the bombing of Muslims in 3...2...1?Read the full story here.

  • HT:BigHollywood.Meet the New Batman: An Algerian Muslim Who Saves France from Nazis and Communists.Reality isn’t always very fun. Because of that many people turn to comic books for a little escapism. But there’s escapism and PC indoctrination. Sadly, it appears that DC Comics’ Batman is angling for the latter and not the former. You see, Batman has decided to hire a Muslim to “save France.”First the reality. The country of France is having serious domestic problems between its immigrant Muslim community and those natural-born, European Frenchmen. Immigrants have been rampaging across the country for several years now. Clashes between police and large groups of rioting Muslim youth have wreaked havoc on the Gallic nation. Violence is all too common — it is woefully common for hundreds of cars to be lit afire in these riots and dozens of arrests to be made. It has the country split and frightened.You see, DC Comics has decided that the “French savior,” the French Batman is to be a Muslim immigrant. The character’s name is Bilal Asselah and he is an Algerian Sunni Muslim and an immigrant that is physically fit and adept at gymnastic sport Parkour. Apparently Batman couldn’t find any actual Frenchman to be the “French savior.”But it isn’t surprising for DC, a comic book company that has a character whose creator based it on “corporate greed.” Nor is it surprising in an industry where tea party members are made the enemy of super heroes. For the character based on “corporate greed” look up DC’s Larfleeze character and see the Marvel comic Captain America issue 602 where The Captain makes Tea Partiers into an enemy to America (Marvel later apologized). For that matter, check out the words of the director of the new 2011 Captain America movie who said that his Captain America won’t be a big “flag waver.” Imagine that. Captain America not being that into America.These few examples aren’t the only ones, either. Among many other instances, last April the venerable Archie Comics announced they were adding a gay character and back in 2007 movie makers announced that they intended to remove all mentions of the U.S. military from G.I. Joe (they later relented to a degree).It all adds up to a PCing of the American comic book industry that has been going on for far too long.Hmmmm....."We don't want to take over your country"? Read the full treason story here.Realated ? : The NEA's partisan work for Obama.The most important unanswered questions are: Which artists and organizations were invited to be part of the effort? How many of them were recipients of grants from $80 million the NEA has distributed this year as part of the stimulus program? Read the full story here.

  • HT:Memri. Video : Egyptian Journalist 'Ata Abd Al-Aal: "The US Will Be Transformed into an Islamic Republic".Read and see the full story here.

  • Israel - The new Foreign Ministry – reversing a policy of neglect.Having neglected classical international diplomacy in the past few years, the Foreign Ministry is once again giving high priority to strengthening and consolidating Israel's ties with its friends around the world.It is a simple basic assumption that friendship needs to be nurtured, and that is why Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America were placed higher on the list of our priorities. These areas are home to well over two billion people living in over 100 UN member countries. A simple calculation reveals that these areas possess over one half of the votes in the UN General Assembly, with all that entails. Most of the nations in Africa and Latin America are affiliated with the Non-Aligned bloc (a group of developing countries, which allegedly took a neutral stand toward the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War). This bloc constitutes a challenge to Israeli diplomacy, in that it almost automatically votes against Israel in international forums.Iran uses Venezuela as its headquarters, from which it spreads its influence across the continent. As a result of Its political and economic isolation, Iran flocked into Latin America in an attempt to override the Security Council's sanctions (Resolution 1929). Thus, for example, Venezuela helps Iran override the sanctions through cooperation in the fields of banking, shipping and energy. In the African continent, Iran is actively in search of Uranium. It is also attempting to take control of the continent through its constant flow of cash and merchandise. Israel expresses its concerns that the Iranian penetration is dangerous to these continents. Iran is a subversive and destabilizing element, especially considering the terrorist attacks it already perpetrated in Latin America during the 1990s.However, we can already see some results of our policy and our investment in these continents is bearing fruit and bilateral ties are expanding. Today, more than ever before, these countries are voting against Iran. Furthermore, one can even see a drastic decrease in the number of countries voting against Israel in multilateral forums.Read the full story here.

  • HT:JihadWatch."We tell the American President Barack Obama to embrace Islam before we come to his country".MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A leader of Somalia's Islamist insurgency threatened to attack America during a speech broadcast Monday. "We tell the American President Barack Obama to embrace Islam before we come to his country," said Fuad Mohamed "Shongole" Qalaf.Al-Shabab has not yet launched an attack outside Africa but Western intelligence has long been worried because the group targeted young Somali-Americans for recruitment. About 20 have traveled to Somalia for training and at least three were used as suicide bombers inside Somalia. Al-Shabab holds most of southern and central Somalia and has the support of hundreds of foreign fighters, mostly radicalized East Africans....The radio message was recorded in the town of Afgoye, near the Somali capital, during a meeting of Shongole and Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys, formerly the leader of insurgent group Hizbul Islam. The two insurgent groups had clashed several times previously but announced a merger last week. Aweys said his group will fight under al-Shabab's command."We have united for the sake of our ideology and we are going to redouble our efforts to remove the government and the African Union from the country," said Aweys on Monday....
    Hmmm.....By-the-way thank you Hussein for inviting us in?Read the full story here.

  • HT:Challahhuakbar.Hariri Tribunal Has Reached Decision.The UN-backed tribunal into the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri has finished its investigation after six years and publishing the indictment is all that remains, London-based newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported Monday. According to the report, prosecutor Daniel Bellemare reached a final decision that will be very hard to appeal. Bellemare is the only person that knows when the verdict will be published, the report claimed.Source.

  • Letter Bomb Defused at Greek Embassy in Rome.ROME — Italian bomb removal experts defused a letter bomb at the Greek Embassy in Rome on Monday just days after two people were seriously wounded when similar packages exploded at the embassies of Switzerland and Chile. The Greek ambassador to Italy, Michael Cambanis, said the police believed that the Greek package was the work of the same anarchist group that claimed responsibility for the Swiss and Chilean packages on Thursday. On Monday, the authorities also responded to what turned out to be false alarms at the embassies of Denmark, Monaco, Sweden and Venezuela, all of which turned out to be holiday packages. According to the police, an Italian group called the Informal Anarchist Federation, or F.A.I., claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attempts on the Swiss and Chilean embassies, leaving a note saying: “We will destroy the power structure. Long live the F.A.I., long live anarchy.”Read the full story here.

  • HT:SultanKnish.EXCLUSIVE: Allahu Akbar and Ho, Ho, Ho."A flag bearing a crescent and star flies from a flagpole in front of the World Trade Center, next to a Christmas tree and a menorah."New York Times, 1997.In 1997, Mohammed T. Mehdi, head of the Arab-American Committee and the National Council on Islamic Affairs, lobbied to have a crescent and star go up at the World Trade Center during the holiday season. His wish was granted, despite the fact that Mehdi had been an adviser to Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the religious leader behind the original bombing of the World Trade Center.Read the full story here.

  • Siamese twins should be aborted: Saudi scholar.A prominent Saudi Muslim scholar has called for the abortion of women found to be pregnant of Siamese twins to save what he described as moral and psychological losses to the family.Nasser Al Miman, a member of the Makkah-based International Islamic Fiqh (jurisprudence) Academy, made the comments during a seminar dedicated to Siamese twins and the latest medical developments in their separation.“He said women pregnant with twins should undergo pre-delivery tests…if the tests show they are Siamese twins, she should be allowed to abort them because the delivery of these twins will inflict moral, psychological and financial losses on the twins themselves and their family.”’Alhayat said several doctors and scholars discussed issues related to Siamese twins at the Academy, an affiliate of the Organization of Islamic Conference.Read the full story here.

  • Obama hails Saudi king's 'progress' after surgery.US President Barack Obama called King Abdullah on Sunday to hail his recovery "progress," the White House said, in the strongest indication of the Saudi monarch's improving condition since he left a US hospital after back surgery.The White House said that in the phone call, Abdullah congratulated Obama on securing Senate approval of a new nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia."The president thanked him and told him that he looked forward to working closely together in the coming year," the statement said.Hmmmm.....Read the full story here.

  • HT:BigPeace.Convicted Army Officer Denied Clemency.On July 31, 2008, Army Ranger 1st Lt. Michael Behenna was charged with the premeditated murder of Ali Mansur, a known Al-Qaeda agent operating near Albu Toma, an area north of Baghdad. Seven months later, the leader of the 18-member Delta Company, 5th platoon of the Army 101st Airborne Infantry Division was convicted of unpremeditated murder and sentenced to 25 years confinement at Fort Leavenworth. Though his sentence has been reduced to 15 years, Behenna remains behind bars for a killing that should have been deemed self-defense. Stories about Michael have been featured on this site several times. Today, I share the latest update from Michael’s parents, Scott and Vicki Behenna.Read the full story here.

  • HT:TundraTabloids.The Islamic doctrine of immigration.Modern Day Trojan Horse: The Islamic Doctrine of Immigration By Henrik R. Clausen.As the West has accepted extensive immigration from Islamic countries, unexpected social and political problems have followed. While rising crime rates, rampant unemployment and a heavy load on our much-appreciated welfare systems are severe problems in itself, a distinct and dramatically more significant problem is the subtle subversion of our free and democratic societies, also known as “Stealth Jihad”.The retired Islamic scholar Sam Solomon, in this compact book “Al-Hijra, The Islamic Doctrine of Immigration”, connects the dots and explains why seemingly unrelated incidents are in fact rooted in Islamic tradition and are steps on the path to create a fully Islamized society.To demonstrate how this functions, Sam Solomon dives into his exhaustive knowledge of Islamic history and law. As Islamic scholars everywhere, he derives his conclusions from Islamic scripture, the life of Muhammad in particular, and shows how historically immigration has slowly but steadily lead to formerly Jewish or Christian societies submitting to Islam. The primary example in the book is Muhammads takeover of Yathrib, today known as Medina, and how the concepts and strategies developed for the conquest of a relatively insignificant Arab city are being duplicated by Islamic leaders worldwide, with the same goal: Expanding Islamic conquest ever further.The depth of knowledge and connections described in Al-Hijra constitute both a strength and a weakness. Most important is the strength: Sam Solomon uses his Islamic scholarship to reveal the justifications and machinations being applied to undermine and attack the very notion of a secular society. This is important information that everyone involved in these matters deserve to have.The weakness is that the book frequently becomes hard to follow. Understanding Islamic terms like Darura (necessity), Takweem(empowerment), I’dad (readying) etcetera are important in order to counter the undercurrent of Islamization, yet the denseness of the presentation makes the lines of thought hard to follow for the unprepared. One does well in having some knowledge of Islamic thought before reading Al-Hijra.Read the full story here.

  • HT:LogisticsMonster.“Children Are To Become The Objects Of Experimentation”.Video : The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America.Read and see the full story here.

  • Christians 'are denied human rights by our courts,' claim bishop and top judge.An Anglican bishop and Britain’s former top judge yesterday launched an impassioned defence of the rights of Christians in an increasingly secular society.The Bishop of Winchester, the Rt Rev Michael Scott-Joynt, said judges wrongly discriminate against people of faith because they are ignorant of religious beliefs.He said failure to support the beliefs of Christians and other religious people could drive them from their jobs and blamed the Human Rights Act for allowing them to be victimised.The bishop was backed by ex-Lord Chief Justice Lord Woolf, who said the courts had gone ‘too far’ in restricting the rights of Christians in the workplace. He said it was ‘about time the tide turned’.He said: ‘There is growing up something of an imbalance in the legal position with regard to the freedom of Christians and people of other faiths to pursue the calling of their faith in public life, in public service. One major context is obviously the Human Rights Act.’Pope Benedict yesterday condemned Christmas attacks on Christians. He told pilgrims and tourists in St Peter’s Square that he was saddened by the ‘absurd violence’.Read the full story here.

  • Obama extends well wishes to Saudi king.HONOLULU — President Barack Obama called Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah on Sunday to wish him well as he recovers from two recent back surgeries.The 86-year-old king was released from New York's Presbyterian Hospital last week after operations for a slipped disk and a blood clot. Saudi Arabia's royal palace says Abdullah is in good health and expected to remain in the U.S. for recuperation.The White House says the king congratulated Obama on the Senate's recent ratification of the New START treaty with Russia.Obama called Abdullah from Hawaii, where he's spending the holidays with his family.Hmmmm.......First to church then ask a royal pardon?Read the full story here.

  • HT:The DailyCaller. Video : Top 10 Most UN-believable Moments of 2010.Read and see the full story here.

  • Canada: Ugandan refugee got rich by stealing coins every day.This is a really old story and I don’t know why it was published just today in Canada, but it’s definitely worth a read.This city has spawned many cunning and crafty con artists, but few were as colourful as Salim Kara.It was 14 years ago that the Ugandan refugee made headlines, but his crime shocked an entire city.Kara stole nearly $2.4 million from Edmontonians — and he did it one coin at a time.Hired in 1981 to repair light rail transit fare boxes, he began pilfering coins almost immediately. When loonies were introduced in 1987, he must have thought he hit the jackpot, boosting his take to $900 a day.For 13 years, he stole, and despite a couple of audits and an incriminating videotape, he got away with it.Neighbours wondered why a man who lived in a million dollar home in posh Whitemud Creek drove to work in a dilapidated 1977 Chev Malibu, a vehicle that was almost 17 years old when he was finally arrested in Sept. 27, 1994.Read it all to see the African’s detailed scam and how he got away with it for so long. I wonder what he is doing now, the article doesn’t say.Read the full story here. HT:RefugeeResettlementWatch.

  • HT:IslamTodayOregon.Is President Obama a Muslim?This question has been bantered back and forth since the campaign. Is he or isn't he...does he have a real birth he a Christian? I believe the question of whether or not he is a Muslims is easy to answer: he acts like one, therefore he gives the appearance of catering to, and supporting Islam and Muslims, over and above the Christian nation he calls home.His actions towards the Muslim world, and his speech in Cairo show him to be more giving towards Islam and Muslims than any other group, including Jews and Christians. This latest story, once again tells a tale of misplaced empathy and deliberate misunderstanding of who the real victims are.Once again, any mention of jihad, Islamic fundamentalism, Islamism or anything which could be seen as denigrating to Muslims is forbidden. Just mention a tactic, never the ideology behind the tactic."Killing innocent civilians outside a World Food Programme distribution point is an affront to the people of Pakistan, and to all humanity," he said.Obama was probably still thinking of sura 5, verse 32 where the killing of one is like killing all, yet if we forget to include the following verse 33, the true meaning of verse 32 is lost. As Muhammad said, "War is deceit""The United States stands with the people of Pakistan in this difficult time, and will strongly support Pakistan's efforts to ensure greater peace, security and justice for its people."How, Mr President, by sending even more money(jizya) to an already corrupt and dangerous government? Let us know how that works for you, Mr. President.If Obama cares for his country, and believes in being a President for the people, he is bound to put the needs and values of America above all else. If I did not know better (and maybe I don't) Iwould bet Obama has said the Shahada. God help us if he has.Read the full story here.

  • HT:BigPeace.At the Source of Radical Islamic Terror.Radical Islamic terror succeeded in impacting the daily life of everyone in this world. Anyone traveling on a plane, taking a train ride, or going to the theater in a capital city in Europe or the US, may be a victim of radical Islamic terror act. To drill down and better understand radical Islamic terror, I met with Dr. Boaz Ganor, head of the International Institute for Counter Terrorism in IDC Herzelia, one of the first such institutes in the world. Dr. Ganor is also the founder and Chairman of the International Academic Counter Terrorism Community (ICTAC), an International association of institutions, experts and researchers in fields related to the study of terrorism and counter terrorism.This interview is about radical Islamic terror – while Osama Bin Laden is a common household name these days – not everyone understands the motives. Let’s take a look at the roots or Islamic terror organizations.Read the full story here.

  • HT:AtlasShrugs.Los Angeles City Council Passes Islamic Law Resolution: (Sharia) Blasphemy Enforcement. "Islamophobia" is enforcement of Islamic blasphemy laws. Islamic law (sharia) commands that there be no candor, no criticism of Islam. Blasphemy laws.It is shocking that this side of Sodom and Gomorrah is passing Islamic resolutions. No one in America gives a rat's ass what and who you worship; just don't force it upon us. I don't care if you worship a stone, just don't stone me with it. And stop telling us how many Muslims don't commit jihadi acts. Of course they don't. So what? I don't believe in rewarding people for doing the right thing. I don't believe in congratulating people for not committing acts of violence against people outside their religion.The LA Council's recent passage of a resolution that opposes "Islamophobia" and "repudiates" random acts of violence against Muslims is a step back centuries into the dark ages. According to the FBI, "hate crime" against Muslims is at its lowest in a decade, but acts of jihad are accelerating at warped speed. No resolutions against jihad, honor killings, misogyny, gender apartheid, Islamic antisemitism, kuffarophobia, etc.WITHOUT serious debate or examination, the Los Angeles City Council recently passed a resolution that opposes "Islamophobia" and "repudiates" random acts of violence against Muslims.This admittedly ceremonial resolution apparently accepts the premise that residents of the city commit acts of hate against Muslims so often that it warrants an official resolution from city leaders condemning and repudiating these acts. Is this really the case?According to the latest hate crime report from the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, 88 percent of all religiously based hate crimes in 2009 were against Jews. Hate crimes that targeted Muslims (3 percent) ranked slightly above those directed at Scientologists (1 percent). In fact, the commission found that attacks against Christians (8 percent) outnumbered attacks against Muslims.Read the full story here.

  • HT:TheJawaReport.More Love And Tolerance From The Religion of Peace.This video is very graphic so I placed it below the fold. This is a stoning video of a couple. Notice the crowd of people gathered to witness the brutality.This is Radical Islam. This is Sharia Law in action. This is what Islam wants to impose on the West. This is the evil our Troops are fighting against.Another warning: Extremely graphic content!Read and see the full story here.

  • HT:IMRA.Iran Equips Army with New Rapid Reaction Tanks and light armored vehicles.
    TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian commander on Sunday announced that the country has equipped its Army's Ground Force with new rapid reaction tanks and light armored vehicles.Speaking to FNA, Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Force General Kioumars Heidari added that the Army is also equipped with new anti-armor and anti-chopper weapons, equipment and systems."Rapid movement of units  is among the most important issues always pursued by the commanders of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Army," Heidari said."One of the most important ways to attain this rapidity is the use of light armored vehicles and rapid reaction tanks, and we have had good achievements in this ground," he noted, adding that the Army is now using these types of armored vehicles.He further added that the Iranian Army has gained good achievements in developing and acquiring different types of ground gears, assault weapons as well as machine guns.
    Hmmmmm...What a coincidence "Turkish firm sells $40 million in military vehicles in one month"?Read the full story here.

  • Suicide bomber was teen girl : Pakistan. A suicide explosion that killed at least 46 people in Pakistan was the work of a teenage girl, an official said Sunday. Zakir Hussain Afridi, the top official in Bajaur Agency, told CNN the remains of the bomber show it was a female age 16 to 18.Azam Tariq, spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for Saturday's attack, saying its target was a pro-government group. But he denied the bomber was a woman."We have thousands of male suicide bombers ready who are keenly waiting for their turns. Then why would we use a woman, which is against the traditions of Islam?" he said.The explosion hit near a U.N. World Food Program distribution point at a security checkpoint in Khar, said agency spokesman Amjad Jamal. More than 300 people were going through security screening to get food and other items at the time.Afridi said the bomber, wearing a burqa, set off the bomb when she was stopped at a checkpoint.Read the full story here.

  • HT:BigPeace.The Swedish Royal Guards are there to protect the Royal Family.Two men, dressed in Santa hats and masks, surprised and attacked the guard.The men stole the guard’s gun, which according to police was a loaded automatic weapon.“This is serious. I have a hard time believing it is a prank. It might be premeditated,” said Anders Krook, station commander at the Norrmalm police.Because the Royal Palace has been deemed an object to be protected (skyddsobjekt), guards are to have loaded weapons, Lieutenant Colonel Rickard Beck-Friis Häll told TT news agency.After the incident on Thursday, they will review all of the regulations with the soldiers, including the level of force that the guards may use.“We have the right to use the force that is necessary to defend ourselves and objects to be protected. In this case, we will review what happened,” Beck-Friis Häll said.He emphasized that the event was extremely unusual and he has never hear of a similar incident during his 30-year-career.At night, two guards are posted the Royal Palace , and they are both armed with an AK-5 with a bayonette. They are posted so that they are within sight of each other, according to Beck-Friis Häll.Read the full story here.

  • Flu crisis hits cancer surgery: Hospitals struggle to cope as deaths rise and Britain teeters on the brink of an epidemic.Vital cancer operations are being cancelled as hospitals struggle to cope with soaring numbers of flu victims.Trusts have begun postponing major surgery because intensive care beds that cancer patients might need for post-operative recovery are being kept free to accommodate critically ill patients struck down by the flu virus.Experts predict that Britain is on course for the first flu epidemic in over a decade after the number of cases more than doubled in the past week.They say rates are rising faster than during December 1999, which marked the start of an outbreak which claimed more than 22,000 lives and brought the NHS to its knees.There are now 460 people in intensive care, taking up around one in seven beds, up from 182 last week.Professor John Oxford, a virologist and influenza expert at St Barts and the London Hospital, said the situation was still deteriorating and added: ‘I would not be surprised if we get to epidemic levels within one week.Hmmm....Vaccinations do save lives,did you get yours?Ask your doctor for information.Read the full story here.

  • Media Picks Up Latest White House Spin: Obama’s Humble… Just Like Reagan.Yesterday, the New York Times, as a Christmas gift to those of us who enjoy laughing until pumpkin pie and egg nog shoots out our noses, published a piece about how President Obama has a natural penchant for humility:“I think it speaks volumes about the man’s temperament,” said Robert Dallek, the presidential historian. “He doesn’t crave the spotlight the way some of these other presidents have. They needed to be constantly in the eye of the public; it propelled them into politics in the first place. Obama is less that way; he is more of a self-contained person, someone who can genuinely spend time by himself with his family.

  • HT:MichelleMalkin.President Obama doesn’t crave the spotlight — as anybody who has ever watched the Daily Show, The View, Monday Night Football, Iron Chefs, Rachel Ray, Mythbusters, Oprah, Letterman, Leno, Conan O’Brien, countless network news programs, George Lopez, the Teen Choice Awards, the Superbowl, the Final Four and others can confirm. As a matter of fact, Obama was given the title of “The Everywhere President” specifically due to his wont of avoiding the spotlight.Fortunately, a laughable statement such as “he doesn’t crave the spotlight” isn’t served without the talking-points chaser the White House shoved in every press pool reporter’s Christmas stocking.Obama is reading a biography about Ronald Reagan while on vacation. How do we know this? Because it’s been trumpeted by the White House so hard that you’d think Dizzy Gillespie was the new Press Secretary.How do we know this? Because it’s been trumpeted by the White House so hard that you’d think Dizzy Gillespie was the new Press Secretary. So naturally, in the very next paragraph of the same column, we can see that the press is starting to run with the coming year’s planned image makeover. President Obama doesn’t like to make things “all about him,” just like, guess who? Ronald Reagan:Hmmmm....He'll never be a Ronald Reagan, he's mostly make belief if aliens would come down to earth he would claim to be one as well.Read the full story here.
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