Day by Day

Friday, December 29, 2006

Islam - Muslims Want Lawsuits for Abuse of Islam and the Prophet

They can't take it but they can dish it out.

UK Police Force to host Muslim Summit in February

Look whos coming.

Speakers will include Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, head of Muslim Council of Britain and Abdul Basit, Deputy High Commissioner for Pakistan.


A Muslim terrorist front group.

India - Burqa Ban After String of Robberies

Just another reason to ban them.

Qatar - First Church in Qatar 'by next Christmas'

Gulf News reports.

Qatar has about 750,000 residents, whose majority are Muslims. According to Vatican's estimates, there are about 60,000 Christians in the country, including 45,000 Catholics, mainly from the Philippines and India and 7,000 Anglicans. However local sources put the number of Christians at 80,000 owing to the rise in the expatriate population.


One church.

UK - The ghastly values of masked Muslim women

The Independent (UK) reports. Yes that Independent.

Adopting the veil may be a sign of resisting globalisation - the spread of "Western" values around the world - and the Iraq war, but it's undeniably linked with the most reactionary religious practices. In that sense, wearing the niqab in this country seems to me both attention-seeking and self-indulgent, a form of protest that's relatively cost-free while failing to acknowledge the courageous struggle of women in Baghdad or Helmand province who daily risk death for the right not to wear it.

It's the worst sort of identity politics, importing ghastly patriarchal values into a country where we already have enough problems with a male political class which believes it knows what's best for us, including ID cards. If there's one thing I long for in the new year, it's seeing both a masked and a surveillance society consigned to the dustbin of history.


Nice to see even the far left wing Independent realizes the true nature of the veil.

UK - Home Office Preparing For A Dirty Bomb Attack

This is interesting.

More here.

US - State Dept Confirms Arafat Masterminded Murder Of American Diplomats

Arafat was a hero to the BBC.

US - The Grassroots Lobbying Fraud - Shutting America Up

That's what Pelosi and the Democrats want to do.

US - CNN On Demand markets sniper video

This is how they support our troops.

Iraq - Saddam to hang this weekend?

Let's hope so.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

UK - PM shelves radical Islamic group ban

Britain surrenders.

The Prime Minister has been forced to shelve a central plank of his 'war on terror' strategy after opposition from senior police officers and the Home Office.

Plans to ban Hizb ut-Tahrir, the radical Islamic group, have been dropped in the past few days following intense discussions between Number 10 and legal advisers. Counter-terrorism sources said Tony Blair had been warned that banning the group, which campaigns for Britain to become a caliphate - a country subject to Islamic law - would serve only as a recruiting agent if the group appealed against the move.


HT is banned in many countries.

Blair, like a lot of politicians, wants to have it both ways. This decision comes on the heels of Blair's remarks against the veil. But, here he sings the praises of Islam.

Typical politician.

Islam - Muslim world requires a dose of girl power

It sure does.

UK - Muslims urged to 'Show unity on mega mosque'

by terror front group.

Speakers at the Shalom Centre in Manor Park included Newham Respect councillor Abdul Karim Sheikh, Mobeen Anwar from the London Association of Muslim Professionals, Mudassar Ahmad from Newham Public Affairs Committee, and Yusuf Patel from Hizb-ut-Tahrir.

UK - "The fight against homegrown terror"

But according to Islamists and their left wing supporters, this is either Islamophobia or made up by the government to scare you. Even the BBC in their report try and downplay the threat.

Police and security services know if there is an atrocity, their actions will be closely scrutinised. In May this year, two reports into the 7 July London bombings concluded that no-one was to blame except the bombers themselves.


That was back in May and since then much more evidence has emerged as the BBC well knows.

ABC News has also exclusively learned, with chilling detail, from U.S. and British law enforcement sources that investigators from New Scotland Yard and the British domestic security service MI5 have put together physical evidence and a pattern of interlocking relationships between alleged terrorists that appear to establish a firm link among the subway and bus bombs that killed 52 Londoners on July 7, 2005, a failed set of bombings on July 21, 2005 and a plot to blow up between six and nine airliners, killing as many as 5,000 persons headed to the United States this summer, all the result of three years of planning by British al Qaeda.


Note the "British al Qaeda".

There's more.

Each cell appears to have had ties back to the same British citizen who controlled the plotters from Pakistan and whose identity was first reported by the ABC News Investigative Unit, sources said. That link plus forensic evidence and evidence of overlapping knowledge and personnel in each of the plots is more terrifying to authorities than the prior theory of independent cells operating without knowledge of each others' plans, sources said.


But according to the BBC the bombers acted alone and as the BBC's John Simpson put it, they were just "misguided criminals".

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Norway - Krekar claims Islam will win

We better hope not.

Norway's most controversial refugee, Mullah Krekar, told an Oslo newspaper on Monday that there's a war going on between "the West" and Islam. He said he's sure that Islam will win, and he also had praise for suspected terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.

"We're the ones who will change you," Krekar told Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet in his first interview since an uproar broke out over cartoons deemed offensive to Muslims.

"Just look at the development within Europe, where the number of Muslims is expanding like mosquitoes," Krekar said. "Every western woman in the EU is producing an average of 1.4 children. Every Muslim woman in the same countries are producing 3.5 children.

"By 2050, 30 percent of the population in Europe will be Muslim."


Let Turkey into the EU and it will higher faster.

And what's this about bin Laden being a "suspected terrorist"?

Attempts to "spread democracy," he claimed, are merely a ruse to wage war against Islam, adding that "the West destroyed the Taliban regime in Afghanistan" because "it feared the Islamic state."


Well, since the Taleban persecuted all other religions, murdered gays, made women subhuman, forbade song and music and a host of other suppressions, as well as exporting terrorism, the west has every right to oppose it.

UK - Channel 4 gives Muslim extremist platform

to spread propaganda.

In the first instance by allowing her on the air in radical Muslim attire. Think of it as someone giving a speech wearing a swastika.

In the second instance the speech itself.

"To look at me you would never guess that my great-grandmother was actually a suffragette", she said.


Since you choose to belong to a religion that suppresses women's rights, you'd be correct.

"One of the great things about Britain is that it is very, very tolerant and I believe it's the best country to live in if you want to be able to freely practise your religion.


Then why do you want to turn it into a Muslim country where all other religions are persecued?

Next she plays the ultimate Muslim card - the victim card.

"We are seen as oppressed. "Since I've started covering I feel much more liberated, which I know a lot of people possibly won't be able to understand.


But you just said that Britain is "the best country to live in if you want to be able to freely practise your religion". You can't have it both ways, either you are oppressed or you are not and since it is Muslims who have and are trying to terrorize us, I put it to you that we are the oppressed ones.

Next up is another favorite Muslim ploy, you have to accept me but I don't have to accept you.

"I don't wear the niqab to separate myself from society. I want to be part of this society - this is where I choose to live. I hope that the society is more accepting of my personal choice. It's not about separation.


It's certainly not about integration. When Muslim scholars declare the veil is not in the Koran, not proscribed by Islamic law and banned in some Muslim countries, then the wearing of it is nothing but a rejection of society.

"It's their personal choice and as a society we need to be more tolerant of people's personal choices."


Not when those choices are a detriment to society. Again, wearing the swastika is not tolerated so, why shoule we accept a radical Muslim symbol?

US - Keith Ellison for dummies

Keep this handy for when he takes his oath on the Koran.

Iraq - Troops shun John Kerry

and rightly so.

Iraq Court Upholds Saddam Death Sentence

Excellent news!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

US - Ellison "Muslims can help teach America about justice"

Really? You mean like in Iran where they hang gays even if they are underage? Or like in Saudi Arabia where Christians and Jews are persecuted? Or like how Islam treats women as inferior to men?

I think Ellison has it backwards. America can teach Muslims a lot about justice, it's why so many of them come to America in the first place.

So, what's Ellison's agenda?

The convention, which ends today, drew more than 3,000 Muslims from across the country for an event aimed at revival and reform. It featured workshops and panels on a range of topics from civil rights to politics to how to spread Islam in the United States.


That's what this is really all about.

US - Profiles In Courage: The Times Answers Mickey Kaus

The Left wing media continues to root for the Democrats.

Monday, December 25, 2006

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!



Please take a moment to remember all the brave men and women of our military who protect and defend us every night and day, even today.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

UK - Muslims forced to lift veil at airports

The Scotsman reports.

VEILED women will be forced to reveal their identities at UK airports under a government plan to tighten security, Scotland on Sunday can reveal.

Home Office insiders last night confirmed that immigration officials will be ordered to impose their legal right to lift the veils of passengers after it emerged a suspected police killer may have escaped the UK dressed as a Muslim woman.

But the plan has been attacked by unions, which claim it would impose intolerable demands on their members, particularly female officers who would be the only ones allowed to look under veils.


Why? The veil is not a religious symbol but is in fact, a radical political statment and is banned in some Muslim countries. Why are we then pussy footing about with this nonsense?

Veils should be banned in public full stop, or, at the very least on all public transport.

UK - Channel tunnel is Muslim terror target

An obvious target. I wouldn't put it past them to fake an attack there and strike elsewhere.

UK - Muslims had tried to pray at mosque before PC was shot

The Times reports.

Two members of the alleged murder gang went to a mosque in Leeds for Friday prayers but returned early to their safe house because they had missed the start of the service.


And why was that?

A jury at Newcastle Crown Court has heard that the men were late getting up on the day of the robbery. Four had spent the previous night drinking champagne and vodka before visiting a brothel.


Right. And now we're supposed to believe they went to pray.

Jordan - Shot British tourist's Muslim killer to hang

Too bad Britain doesn't do the same.

UK - Western Muslims' Racist Rape Spree

The Telegraph reports.

A major investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of young white girls by predominantly Asian men has been launched by police and childcare agencies.

So far detectives in Oldham, Greater Manchester, have arrested 20 men, five of whom have been charged with offences that include abduction and rape. However, police expect other suspects to be held in the coming weeks.


And what does PC Plod have to say about these 20+ something men?

Both Oldham Council and Greater Manchester Police have emphasised that they have discovered no evidence of an organised paedophile ring.


How many Asians does it take to constitute "organized"?

more here.

Similar things are happening in Norway.

Two out of three charged with rape in Norway's capital are immigrants with a non-western background according to a police study.


This is a growing problem the authorites are failing to tackle properly.

Sex as a weapon by Muslims men to enforce their religious views is not new.

More here with lots of links to much more.

US - Why Virgil Goode Is Concerned

and why we should be as well.

Similar things are happening in Britain.

Afghanistan - Major Blow For Taliban

and that's a good thing.

US - Islamic Group Has Mastered Victimization Game

It's what they do best. The MAB and MCB in Britain play the same game.

See here for the truth about CAIR.

UN - Security Council imposes sanctions on Iran

Big deal. Iran will ignore them and the UN will do nothing, just like it does with everything else.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

UK - Pupils taken out of Islam lessons

Depending on what's being taught, I might do the same.

UK - Christening gun gang were illegal immigrants

with a long history of crime and who should have been deported long ago.

Europe - I’m Dreaming of a Halal Christmas

The Islamization of Europe grows.

Europe - Marital Import: The Cause of Europe’s Rapid Islamization

More multicultrual fall out.

UK - Many Asians 'fear English will help women become independent'

Ken Livingstone's multiculturalism at work.

UK - All terror plots connected with al Qaeda

and their planning more this Christmas. With all the chaos at Heathrow just now due to the fog, this weekend would be a prime time.

Lot's of disturbing details in here but listen to this:

ABC News has also exclusively learned, with chilling detail, from U.S. and British law enforcement sources that investigators from New Scotland Yard and the British domestic security service MI5 have put together physical evidence and a pattern of interlocking relationships between alleged terrorists that appear to establish a firm link among the subway and bus bombs that killed 52 Londoners on July 7, 2005, a failed set of bombings on July 21, 2005 and a plot to blow up between six and nine airliners, killing as many as 5,000 persons headed to the United States this summer, all the result of three years of planning by British al Qaeda.

Each cell appears to have had ties back to the same British citizen who controlled the plotters from Pakistan and whose identity was first reported by the ABC News Investigative Unit, sources said. That link plus forensic evidence and evidence of overlapping knowledge and personnel in each of the plots is more terrifying to authorities than the prior theory of independent cells operating without knowledge of each others' plans, sources said.


What's even worse, this story proves that Britain is a homebase for al Qaeda.

The plot was three years in the making. The chemistry, electronic and concealment skills of the bomb makers in the plot were excellent, intelligence analysts say.

Through it, British authorities came to see that al Qaeda Britain had emerged, and it had emerged as a lethal spin-off of the historical al Qaeda model developed by Osama Bin Laden. Although its ties to that original core of terrorists is largely inspirational, Al Qaeda Britain has the patience, membership and professionalism of its ancestor.

U.S. and U.K. intelligence sources say one of the formidable hurdles British investigators now face is the potential ease with which terrorists and their supporters can conceal their movements within a large, vibrant set of British Muslim communities. There are about two million Muslims in England, about 700,000 in London alone.


Read the whole thing.

US - Carter's about-face betrays Jews, Christians

Even his supporters have turned on him. And rightly so.

US - al Qaeda takes credit for Democrats win

What? No thanks to their allies the left wing media? If I was the New York Times or the BBC, I'd be pissed off at not being thanked for all the hard work put into helping elect the Democrats. It's an outrage.

Lite blogging

Sorry for the lite blogging. My 9 year old daughter came down with a very bad throat infection and was put on anti biotics. She had several complications, the worst of which was a very high fever. Thankfully, the fever broke this morning and she's feeling a good bit better. If she continues to improve she should be better by Christmas.

Friday, December 22, 2006

US - Muslims Mark Solidarity With Jews

The Washington Post reports.

"The issue here is: There might be somebody from X and Y country, a Muslim, saying the same thing," Magid said. If anyone wants to make Holocaust denial an Islamic cause, he said, "we want to say to them: You cannot use our name."

Iraq - Where's Jamil Hussein update

The AP continues to stonewall.

UK - Miracle if there isn't terror attack this Christmas

That's the grim assesment.

British intelligence and law enforcement officials have passed on a grim assessment to their U.S. counterparts, "It will be a miracle if there isn't a terror attack over the holidays in London," a senior American law enforcement official tells ABCNews.com.

British police have been quietly carrying out a series of key arrests as they continue to track at least six active "plots" tied to what they call "al Qaeda of England."

Officials said they could not cite any specific date or target but said al Qaeda had planned previous operations during the Christmas holidays that had been disrupted.


More proof that multiculturalism is a failure and yet, London's mad mayor is in favor of it.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

UK - asylum family to be hauled back to UK then deported again

And we're paying.

UK - Home Office to register biometrics of foreign nationals

Watch for the MAB and MCB to rant about this.

UK - Mohammed most popular baby name

The Telegraph reports.

Mohammed, and its most common alternative spelling Muhammad, are now more popular babies' names in England and Wales than George, reflecting the diverse ethnic mix of the population.


No, it reflects the growing Islamization of Britain.

Pakistani groups offer Web festival sacrifice

Where's PETA?

UK - Mosque to be built on dairy site

despite local objections.

Pakistan - Targeting Human Rights Commission

by Muslims.

U.S. SENATOR BARBARA BOXER GIVES AWARD

That's the Democrats for you.

US - Taxpayers Paying for a Network Infiltrated by Hezbollah?

The Counterterrorism Blog reports.

US - War And The ACLU

Sadly, the ACLU is winning.

US - Muslims claim curriculum on Islam is inaccurate

The truth hurts.

Here's some background on the organization behind the move.

France - Eurabian Nights

Not a pretty picture.

Things are getting bad here in the UK as well.

In the judicial sphere, Britain has gone even further, legitimizing sharia compliance even in criminal cases. A key tenet of sharia is that non-Muslims cannot try Muslims, or even testify against them; and this has been upheld by Peter Beaumont, QC, senior circuit judge at London’s Central Criminal Court, the Old Bailey. Before the trial of Abdullah el-Faisal, a preacher accused of soliciting the murder of “unbelievers,” Justice Beaumont announced that, “[f]or obvious reasons, members of the jury of the Jewish or Hindu faith should reveal themselves, even if they are married to Jewish or Hindu women, because they are not fit to arbitrate in this case.” (One can only speculate what would be the reaction if equally “obvious reasons” were invoked in an attempt to exclude Muslims from the trial of BNP Chairman Nick Griffin for “Islamophobia.”)


Read the whole thing.

UK - Daniel Pipes to debate Ken Livingstone

This ought to be good.

You can get free tickets here.

UK - Inquiry call on 'suspect in veil'

The BBC reports. Lots of disturbing information here.

Labour MP John Denham said sensitivity around veils meant the claim could cause "huge damage".


Why is everyone being so sensitive about them? The veil is not an Islamic religions symbol, is banned in some Muslim countries, is recognized as a radical political statment and Islamic scholars attest to all this.

And this is worrying for air travlers.

The Home Office said the claim was unlikely to be true as women can be asked to lift veils in identity checks.


"Can be asked"? At the very least, shouldn't that be all veil wearers are required to lift their veils in identiy checks. In light of the true nature of the veil they should be banned from travel. Two veil wearing Muslim women blew up a Russian airliner a few years back. In this day and age of Muslim terrorism, it's suicide not to ban them on planes.

Then there's this absurd policy.

Mustaf Jamma was released from jail six months before Pc Beshenivsky was killed.

He was considered for deportation after his release but was allowed to stay in the UK because Somalia was thought too dangerous.[...]

Pc Beshenivsky's widower, Paul, condemned human rights laws for preventing Mustaf Jamma's deportation.

But Mr Denham, who chairs the Home Affairs Select Committee, said the UK could not send asylum seekers back to countries "where they are likely to be killed or tortured".

"It is one of the things that marks us out as part of the club of civilised countries and we have to live with some of the really bad consequences of that, as well as the fact it enables us to hold our heads up," he said.


Well, Mr. Denham, Pc Beshenivsky is having a hard time holding hers up at the moment, she's dead.

Iran - 'Mass purges' at universities

The BBC reports.

Iranian students say there is a second cultural revolution under way in the universities with scores of professors forcibly retired and politically active students being threatened with expulsion.


And they're arresting Christians before Christmas.

But hey, according to the BBC's John Simpson, Iran is a democracy. Who knew?

UK - Soldier gave secrets to Iran

concerning Afghanistan.

Islam - The year of perpetual outrage

And here's you thinking Islam is the religion of peace and tolerance.

Pakistan - "Truth About Muhammad" banned

The "Truth" hurts.

US - Where's Jamil Hussein?

The AP still can't produce him and the stonewalling continues.

Michelle has new information and much more on a story that is not going away.

US - Berger Hid Archive Documents

Notice AP's headline.

"Report Says Berger Hid Archive Documents"


Berger pled guilty.

And this is priceless.

Berger took the documents in the fall of 2003 while working to prepare himself and Clinton administration witnesses for testimony to the Sept. 11 commission. Berger was authorized as the Clinton administration's representative to make sure the commission got the correct classified materials.


By "correct" Clinton meant the ones he wanted the commission to see.

Berger's lawyer then flat out lies.

Berger's lawyer, Lanny Breuer, said in a statement that the contents of all the documents exist today and were made available to the commission.


No they don't. The ones Berger destroyed had incriminating margin notes.

For Berger to risk it all on destroying these documents, there must have been some devasting information in those documents.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Iranian student anti-regime demonstrations:videos

Thousands of Iranian students demonstrate against the regime.





via Harry's Place

Iraq - Senior al-Qaida Leader Nabbed

And that's a good thing.

UK - Ahmadinejad's Western Allies - The BBC

Glad to see some in America recognize the BBC for the evil that it is.

UK - The Muslim Charity Britain Refuses To Ban

Interpal.

You can watch John Ware's investigation of Interpal here.

Ware seems to be one of the few BBC journalists investigating Islam.

Watch Ware's investigation into the Muslim Council of Britain here.

Iran - Getting around the censors

This program can help.

US - CAIR and That 80 Percent

Family Security Matters reports.

UK - Muslim Council of Britain - Tony Blair's Extremists

Western Resistance reports.

They also link to Panaram's "A question of leadership" program which exposed the MCB. This is one of the rare instances where the BBC criticized Muslims.

Iraq - Dutch businessman supplied the chemicals

Saddam used to make chemical weapons.

After he was granted Iraqi citizenship on personal orders by Saddam, van Anraat fled Iraq after the dictator was toppled and in December 2005 was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison after being found guilty of complicity in war crimes.

‘He supplied our institutions ... with rare and banned chemical weapons,’ read the memo dated 1992 which circulated inside the president’s office.

Saddam said on Monday he would take responsibility ‘with honour’ for any attacks on Iran using conventional or chemical weapons during the eight-year war.


Keep this handy next time someone from the anti war crowd blames the US. And if they claim the US armed Saddam, show them this.

US - Army Counterinsurgency Doctrine Charts a New Course

Should these things be available to the public?

Libya - Qadhafi's son speaks of reforms coming

Interesting.

Islam - Suicide Killers video trailer

and an interview.

US - Things you need to know about the war on terror

Read of the day, so far.

Kilcullen redefined the war on terror as a “global counterinsurgency.” The change in terminology has large implications. A terrorist is “a kook in a room,” Kilcullen told me, and beyond persuasion; an insurgent has a mass base whose support can be won or lost through politics. The notion of a “war on terror” has led the U.S. government to focus overwhelmingly on military responses. In a counterinsurgency, according to the classical doctrine, which was first laid out by the British general Sir Gerald Templar during the Malayan Emergency, armed force is only a quarter of the effort; political, economic, and informational operations are also required. A war on terror suggests an undifferentiated enemy. Kilcullen speaks of the need to “disaggregate” insurgencies: finding ways to address local grievances in Pakistan’s tribal areas or along the Thai-Malay border so that they aren’t mapped onto the ambitions of the global jihad. Kilcullen writes, “Just as the Containment strategy was central to the Cold War, likewise a Disaggregation strategy would provide a unifying strategic conception for the war—something that has been lacking to date.”

by speaking of Saddam Hussein, the Sunni insurgency in Iraq, the Taliban, the Iranian government, Hezbollah, and Al Qaeda in terms of one big war, Administration officials and ideologues have made Osama bin Laden’s job much easier. “You don’t play to the enemy’s global information strategy of making it all one fight,” Kbilcullen said. He pointedly avoided describing this as the Administration’s approach. “You say, ‘Actually, there are sixty different groups in sixty different countries who all have different objectives. Let’s not talk about bin Laden’s objectives—let’s talk about your objectives. How do we solve that problem?’ ” In other words, the global ambitions of the enemy don’t automatically demand a monolithic response.

Turkey - suspected honour killing attempt

The religion of peace at work.

US - Anti Multicultualism at the NYT?

Interesting.

Afghanistan 'holds Pakistani spy'

He was also an escort for Osama Bin Laden.

US - Al Qaeda for the Good Guys: The Road to Anti-Qaeda

Citizens fighting back.

And soon there will be another.

Fugitive American James Ujaama Arrested in Belize

Good.

UK - Murder suspect fled under Muslim veil

The Telegraph reports.

More here and here.

Morocco in midst of Islamisation

and that's a bad thing.

Saudi Arabia - Saudis can bring a Koran here

but you can't take a Bible there.

Iraq - Jamilgate: Is the AP covering its tracks?

The cover up begins.

US - Pelosi preparing new shackles for free speech

I warned you about the Democrats.

In other words, for the first time in American history, potentially millions of concerned citizens involved in grassroots lobbying and representing viewpoints from across the entire political spectrum would have to register with Congress in order to exercise their First Amendment rights.

There is even more bad news here, though, because the Pelosi-Claybrook proposal includes loopholes big enough to protect Big Labor, Big Corporations and Big Nonprofits, as well as guys with Big Wallets like George Soros. Big Government, you see, always takes care of its big friends.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

UK - Battered women to get home 'panic rooms'

The head of Refuge has a better idea.

"It does concern me that we don't seem to be working to prevent the problem in the first place," its Chief Executive Sandra Horley told BBC radio. "If the man is that much of a threat surely the solution is to make sure that he is locked up."

US - "many similarities between Islam and the Army"

According to the New York Times, the Army is just like Islam.

The ignorance of Andrea Elliott in this report is staggering.

Then her world unraveled. Separated from her husband, who had taken a second wife, and torn from her children, she moved to Brooklyn to start over. Struggling to survive on her own, she answered a recruiting ad for the Army and enlisted in May. Hamdan's passage through the military is a remarkable act of reinvention. It required courage and sacrifice. She had to remove her hijab, the headscarf that is a sacred symbol of the faith she holds deeply. At the age of 39 she had to embrace an arduous and unfamiliar life.

In return, she sought what the military has always promised new soldiers: a stable home, an adoptive family, a remade identity. She left one male-dominated culture for another, she said, in the hope of finding new strength along the way.


Elliot wants to plant the idea that only the poor join the military. She's spreading myths about our soldiers More here and here. Later on you learn the Army wanted her because she spoke Arabic. And what's all this twadle about a stable home, adoptive family and a remade identity? Elliot's implying that those that join the Army come from broken homes, are foster children or are escaping from the law.

Elliot, like most in the media and government, has yet to learn that the veil is not a religious symbol but a radical political statment, is not in the Koran or Islamic law, is banned in some Muslim countries and Muslim scholars attest to all this.

Elliot then drops this on us.

It helped, Hamdan thought, that there were so many similarities between Islam and the Army.


Well, except that in the Army you're allowed to practice whatever religion you want, gays are barely tolerated but at least they're not hung and women are treated as equals instead of being stoned to death for adultry. Yeah, there a lot alike alright.

Continuing her trip down the yellow brick road...

Soldiers, like Muslims, were instructed to eat with one hand. The women ate apart from the men and always walked with an escort, as Muslim women traditionally travel.


I hate to tell you this Elliot but this is done in boot camp and basic training. Once in a regular outfit, this is not the case.

Are you gagging yet? No? Ok, here's more to choke you.

The Army taught soldiers to live with order. They folded their fatigues as women folded their hijabs and woke before sunrise as Hamdan had all her life. They always marched behind a flag, as Muslims had done in the days of the Prophet.

Nothing felt more familiar than the military's emphasis on respect. Soldiers learned to tuck their hands behind their backs when speaking to superiors. When Hamdan tried this with Brannon, she thought of her father. Her eyes automatically dropped to the floor, with customary Muslim modesty.


Excuse me while I visit the toliet.

The difference is Elliot, the Army is marching behind the American flag of freedom which is not out to conquer the world, while the black flag of Islam stands for subjugating the world. And Hamdan isn't dropping her eyes out of modesty but out of fear and oppression.

After all of Elliots fawning over Islam, she relates this nugget.

Brannon, an African-American Baptist from North Carolina, had never met a Muslim before coming to Lackland. He soon concluded that the Muslim women in his charge had survived greater struggles outside the military than anything they would face inside it.

"They've been through a lot," he said.[...]

"It seems like a heavy burden has been lifted from her," Brannon said.


"Greater struggles", "been through a lot" and "a heavy burden"? Why whatever on earth are they talking about? I thought Islam was the religion of peace and tolerance, order, piety and all united behind one big flag? Elliot, you can't have it both ways. Perhaps the fact that, as a Muslim woman, she is not eaqual to a man and as such has to avert her gaze, tolerate many wives, lose her children and eventually be cast out.

Yeah, Elliot, the Army and Islam are a lot alike - in your left wing dellusional brain.

Ireland - The Irish Jihadi Cells Exposed

No place is safe.

Europe - The Islamophobia Circus Comes to Town

Charles reports.

Jules presents an opposing view.

US - How the AP lies to you

The Riehl World reports. Well, at least the AP just hopes you weren't paying attention.

This is an old trick, introducing someone whose history you know, but hope the public is unaware. Deceitful, dishonest? You bet, but it's the AP we're talking about here.

Nearly two years ago I caught the BBC using a well known anti war activist and Guradian journalist, Jo Wilding, to fabricate an alleged war crime against US forces in Iraq. Which is pretty typical of the BBC.

If only the world knew how much the left wing media are lying to them.

Iran - The Times, they are a changing

Charles explains.

Just a little slip of the mask, eh Times?

Islam - "Open Season" on jihadists

Great to see some in the music business standing up to the jihadists. More please.



You can find the lyrics here.

SUDAN: ISLAMISTS ACCUSE IRAN OF PROMOTING SHIITISM

Civil war in Islam.

Lebanon - An inside view

I have a friend who is on a team of fact finders to Lebanon. He wishes to remain anonymous until the report is open to the public. But he emailed some of his personal observations based on my questions to him. Read his answers carefully as there is a treasure trove of information there.

On the Red Cross Abmulance scandal.

The Lebanese Red Cross have been forced, I think by the ICRC, to commission a big investigation. I don’t know if the ICRC will make this public. Certainly in a bid to get a measure of credibility they were willing to invite me to come and see the ‘famous’ roof damaged ambulance in the depot where it’s being held (I know jack about assessing damage though and was short of time, wonder if they would have invited the military guys if they had been available). However they would not confirm or deny that it was the result of a military strike until this investigation is completed.


Obviously then, the ICRC is taking bloggers charges that the story was fabricated very seriously.

On Israelis targeting Red Cross workers.

They talked about the casualties suffered by Red Cross volunteers but didn’t seem to strongly blame either side. Whether this is due to Red Cross policy or not I couldn’t say. However they did say that they could only operate in an area after receiving permission from both sides. Often volunteers didn’t wait and raced off without clearance and ‘incidents’ happened. National staff were certainly shaken by the accuracy of the Israelis – in one incident related by a couple of people the convoy they were in saw a van trailing them targeted and destroyed a matter of a few dozen meters from their vehicles.


Bottom line, Israel did not deliberately target Red Cross workers.

Is UNIFIL helping the situation or hurting?

UNIFIL is relying on Hezbollah to protect it from Islamic extremists, and apparently has for some time. Makes relations tricky. They have been interdicting some resupply, normally when it is left during the day in a mosque. Some UNIFIL Muslim troops ‘coincidentally’ decide to drop in to pray, discover the boxes, everyone looks a bit embarrassed and UNIFIL takes it away. Hez is clearly getting a bit miffed by this as whilst we were there the Spanish found a minefield. The IDF laid some mines so they assumed it was theirs. They posted a shit watch and in the morning went back to discover the hard way some overnight installed AP mines wired to mortar shells 6 yards back. No way were they laid by the IDF overnight. UNIFIL believes Hez is laying these things in a temporary fashion to ensure its operations in an area are not disturbed before they can move on. That security reliance though, combined with previous UNIFIL contingents experiences (the French for instance wound up the locals when they were last there and had to fight a mini insurgency, eventually being trapped in their base for a week until an Irish armoured company came and evacuated the paratroops) means they aren’t the neutral mandate enforcing formation they are supposed to be. If Hez recover their strength I can’t see them taking on a job the Lebanese army refuses.


UNIFIL needs protecting!! Mosques used for ammo dumps makes them a legitimate target.

Were you able to make it to the southern border? Is there widespread destruction or did Israel do a good job of selective targeting?

Close to the border it was a free fire zone after the evacuation, with reports from locals who stayed longer about house to house (note the use of the word house as opposed to non civilian buildings) fighting between the IDF and Hez. According to the army guys with us the damage indicated weapons like heavy calibre guns carried by gunships as well as bombs and artillery. Most of the severely damaged/destroyed buildings have been cleared away but their foundations remain. Typically the further north you go the more selective the devastation is. Beirut is amazing. The level of targeting was something else. It was literally block, block, destroyed block, block, block. The level of precision was incredible. The locals blamed collaborators for this so they were rounded up and tied to roofs of buildings. I didn’t see or hear of any levelled villages however. Some people think the use of cluster munitions in the last three days of the war was a form of area denial (the failure rate has been far higher than expected, 40% for some strikes, no one knows why, some stuff was Chinese maybe that was it, other bombs dated back to the 70’s so were unusually old) but they could have mined areas more extensively or bulldozed villages to achieve the same effect far more reliably – the clusters will be all cleared by next Christmas according to UNMACC.


Hezbollah used civilian houses to fire from and we have video as well as photographic evidence for this. And this is how the Lebanese reacted. "The locals blamed collaborators for this so they were rounded up and tied to roofs of buildings". The precision bombing was confirmed by the Lebanese government as well which proves the BBC were lying in their reports of an entire city destroyed. Does Israel's use of old munitions indicate how unprepared Israel was for this war? This adds to that theory.

Certainly Israel was fighting a PR war with its own citizens. One village when viewed from the south is totally intact, but from the north where you can see the hillside it’s pretty much levelled. Our army guys and UNIFIL’s officers conclusions about the conduct of the war is that Israel is finding it harder to motivate its citizens to fight. The current generation didn’t have to endure wars for their very existence, hence perhaps the reliance on munitions not soldiers. They weren’t helped by the death of some prominent writer’s son.


Who do the Lebanese blame for their troubles?

The issue of Jews/Israel was an interesting one. Some drew a distinction, others used them interchangeably. This was in marked difference to views of America and Britain where the governments were judged separately to the people. Passed one children school where the murals on the wall were a variety of internal peace building ones and propaganda against their southern neighbours, showing things such as captured farmland and Israeli civilians always dressed as soldiers etc.


On Hezbollah.

Hezbullah have completely won the media war there. Everyone will reel off the Hez stats in response to questions. They have got their story out very effectively and it has silenced the others. I think for instance they honestly believe the figure of 60 fighters dead, despite over a dozen people I met saying they knew a martyr – clearly these guys did lecture tours when they weren’t training, or perhaps a few more might be dead. No one will openly disagree with this, though when you get people on their own they talk more. For instance one Hez municipality I went to we got the standard line from the mayor with a picture of nassrila smiling down at us from above before being sent on a Hezbollah guided tour (high point being shown a very modern donor built bombed museum – our barely out of uniform guide looking sad and saying no-one knows why the IDF dropped bombs on it 20 times, we didn’t either until one UNIFIL guy pointed out underneath the museum is a massive cavern that was used by Vichy French in WWII as a field hospital). But when we stepped outside I and another colleague got the chief engineer (a guy recently back from Canada) on his own and his view was that those closest to Hezbollah got the cash and more of it, and if you accepted you were beholden. Similar views were echoed by other families, in essence you went on a list and it was seen as tacit approval of Hezbollah and an acceptance that they could use your house when needed. As a result those not in the party already if they had the money and could say no sometimes did.


Western media can take credit for Hezbollah's media win. They did everything they could to ensure Hezbollah won that one. He told me in an earlier email that UNIFIL's estimate of Hezbollah killed in the war was 900.

Showing how media savvy Hezbollah is, he had this to say about the recent protests.

Protest wise if you are in the main media areas it’s a sea of Lebanese flags, however go into the side streets supporters are allowed to fly Hez flags, again an example of the excellent spin machine they possess. This even extends to the south. Pictures of martyrs abound but more extremist pictures are absent – with one notable exception, the pr boys missed a poster of the guys who attacked the USS Cole (right ship?) with the ship in the background at one rural intersection.


Any truth to the rumour that all the money Hez was spreading around was
really counterfeit US currency?

I think they would have been lynched. Lebanon is 75% dollarised according to gov statistics. No way banks or companies would accept dodgy notes.

German - The German Church Draws the Line on Islam

Other countries need to be doing this.

Spain - Islamic radicals arrested in African enclave

planned two attacks.

Australia - Islamic school dangerous

former head says.

THE Melbourne Islamic school where three students desecrated a Bible is a potential breeding ground for extremists, says a former principal of the school.
Peter Moxham has accused the Victorian Government of failing to adequately monitor the East Preston Islamic College, which he says has been in a parlous state for years.

The Australian has learnt that EPIC was forced to repay tens of thousands of dollars in government funding this year after a federal government investigation found the school had overstated the number of its students. The school receives about $3.9million a year in state and federal funding.


Just another reason to stop funding faith based schools.

Iraq's economy is growing strong, even booming in places.

Reports Newsweek. Yes, that Newsweek.

Islam - Gay March to Mecca

I've been shaming the left over this for years. When is the Left going to start standing up for women's rights and when are they going to denounce Islam's intolerance to other religions?

Here's who's behind the march.

Human Rights Watch, Moveon.org, ACT-UP, the Huffington Post and David Geffen are proud to present the March to Mecca, a celebration of peace that calls all gay brothers, sisters and people undergoing sex-reassignment to march to the holiest of holy cities, Mecca, the capital city of Saudi Arabia's Makkah province on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2007.


While you're there, how about you and Jimmy Carter erecting a church.

I wonder if CAIR was invited and if so, did they decline?

And an apology from Sharon Stone!?!

The march, a brainchild of activists and celebrities who acknowledge that more gays are dying from Islamic fundamentalism than from the policies of George W. Bush, will begin 12 noon sharp in Jeddah, the stunning night-life friendly Saudi Arabian city located on the coast of the Red Sea.

"Not marching in these countries, in this era of terror, seems cowardly," says event co-organizer Sharon Stone. "I'm embarrassed to say at social gatherings I even blamed the United States for everything. But I realized it's the radical Muslims - not the US - who want gays dead, and for that I am truly sorry."


Amazing! The far left owning up to their we hate America mantra. See, that wasn't so hard. Keep at it and you'll once again realize that America is not the root of all evil. You might even finally awake to the far greater danger Islam poses.

Oh, it gets better.

Beth Ditto, lead singer of the Gossip, who will perform with the newly reformed Yaz, thinks the march is overdue. "Forget right wing Christians. They don't hang gays for being gay. Islamofascists do. That's why were asking moderate, non-violent Muslims across the Western Province to join hands and embrace gay people everywhere."

"Almost half of all Muslim countries outlaw gay relations," says Huffington Post contributor Gene Stone, "and more than 70 countries ban all homosexuality, sometimes making it punishable by death. And here I am, blogging about how bad Renew America is. LOL."


Yeah, yuck, yuck, snort, snort.

Did someone in LA spike the water with a huge dose of reality?

"Think about the two teenagers convicted of homosexuality who were hanged in Iran last year," says Harry Shearer, "It makes all the hay we made over Mark Foley at the Huffington Post seem stupid. I, for one, am tired of being part of the problem."


Erm, that would because you leftoids are stupid but at least you're waking up and smelling the coffee.

So, how's about taking a few Jews and Christians along on your march? And why not hold a "burn the burqa" party?

This is just too rich.

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Islam - anti jihad apparel

is catching on.

UK - Blair and the Imam

Charles explains.

UK - Muslim woman backs out of Channel 4 alternative to Queen's message

Here's why.

But a source close to the programme makers said one of the reasons was that she had been pressurised by senior members of the community who felt it was not her place to talk about Islam. It has also been said that she had received threatening letters from non-Muslims accusing her of trying to upstage the Queen.


Channel 4's rantings stunt shows how little they know about the veil. Or, maybe they do know.

Germany - 'Headless Muhammad opera' puts police on alert

for the religion of peace.

Israel gave up Gaza in a bid for peace

This is what they got instead.

UK - The multicultural delusion

is rampant.

Islam's silence over Iran's Holocaust denial conference

is deafening.

UK: Muslims Condemn School's Political Correctness

Western Resistance has an update to my earlier post.

This shows how, in their ignorance of Islam, people in authority knee jerk and make mistakes on handling these issues.

They make the same mistake over the veil.

Pakistan - Qaeda’s western recruits ready to operate in home countries

It's not a matter of if, but when.

Afghanistan - 30 Taliban killed in NATO raid

and that's a good thing.

On the other hand, this sounds dumb.

ISAF on Friday dropped leaflets on insurgent positions warning them to leave the area before troops force them to quit.


Why?

UK - Parents angered as every pupil is given halal school meals

Why isn't PETA all over this?

Islam - The Veil is Islamism’s Symbol

This, is your read of the day.

Norwegians trained by Al-Qaida

Norway seems to be in the spotlight a lot lately.

Norway - Oslo rape statistics shock

Guess who's behind them?

Neverdock store redesigned!

I've completely redesigned the store and all the products now have this logo.

Islam translates into "submission". This logo says, in Arabic, "I will not submit".


US - Airways Imams should be charged

That's what NEWT GINGRICH says. I agree with him.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Aceh - Tsunami survivors given the lash

by Muslims.

WHEN people around the world sent millions of pounds to help the stricken Indonesian province of Aceh after the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004, few could have imagined that their money would end up subsidising the lashing of women in public.

But militant Islamists have since imposed sharia law in Aceh and have cornered Indonesian government funds to organise a moral vigilante force that harasses women and stages frequent displays of humiliation and state-sanctioned violence.

Afghan army takes fight to Taliban's heartland

The Telegraph reports.

US - MAS's Muslim Brotherhood Problem

A blast from the past.

Canada - "ban political correctness, not Christmas trees"

Nice to hear a Muslim say it.

US - Tennesse Christmas card dipicts Muslim woman

Now this is interesting.

US - Islam Driving the Social and Legal Agenda

The fight back has begun.

US - Even the left don't like the Iraq Study Group findings

You know its over when Huff n Puff agrees with Rush Limbaugh.

UK - Jews far more likely to be victims than Muslims

The Telegraph reports.

Here's a statistic they should be keeping as well.

The figures do not record the faith of the offenders.

UK - Muslim leader compares Ministers to Nazis

The MCB isn't happy now that the government has wised up to their terror links and no longer supports them. Boo hoo.

US - More people challenging AP's credibility

It's often said that it's not the deed that does you in, it's the cover up.

Attack on the AP from another angle.

US - Google, Terror Lover

This is no surprise. In the last presidential elections, 99% of Google employees donated to the Democrats. On top of that, Google bars many right wing blogs from their news engine.

UK - The Killings of Non-Muslims is Legitimate:video

Anjem Choudary is free to walk the streets of Britain and spread his recruitment to jihad. He's the same man who challenged John Reid over why Reid dared to come to "Muslim territory" when Reid visited a Muslim section of England.

UPDATE

Oops! My bad.

No, that was Omar Brooks - or abu Izadeen as he prefers to call himself.


Norway - Religious sermons in Norwegian only

All religious services.

France - Paris Still Smolders

and will burn again.

Denmark - ‘Fatwa for cartoonist’s killing won’t be withdrawn’

Don't they have laws against inciting murder?

UK - Muslims protest after school drops ‘Virgin’ from Mary’s name

Now here's a twist.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Lite blogging

Blogging has been lite due to a fault with my broadband. I have back up computers and routers but I'm limited when the line goes down.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Bush creates activists' funding

Good idea.

US - AP "You can't handle the truth"

Princeton speaks out against the AP.

Unlike Reuters, who fired the reporter who doctored his photographs and pulled all his work, the AP continues to stonewall. Big mistake.

That the story is wrong is beyond debate; even the AP now refers to one burned mosque, not four, so the question is not "if" but "how badly" the AP screwed up. Yet instead of an apology, the AP's response to criticism has been to shoot the messenger. The story first broke on the conservative blog www.floppingaces.net and grew quickly within a circle of other conservative blogs and opinion columns. The AP alleged that this was simply a "mad blog rabble" attacking an entirely reputable source. This ignores the fact that Hussein only became a story after the U.S. military and Iraqi government demanded but did not receive a retraction of the original faulty report.

So why have traditional media sources not reported this controversy? Because it is not in their interests to undermine the AP. This summer's "fauxtography" scandal at Reuters, in which photographers were found to have photoshopped evidence of Israeli atrocities during the Hezbollah war, did not hit at the underlying narrative. The storyline stayed the same with different details. If the AP has to issue a correction for all 61 stories in which Hussein was quoted, it will call into question fundamental perceptions about what is happening in Iraq. If Hussein isn't real, it suggests that there are other as yet undiscovered fakes.

If our media is reporting as fact attacks that never occurred substantiated by witnesses who don't exist, then we have a problem. Public opinion about distant events is necessarily based on what is reported in the press. Therefore, we need to be confident that what we read is real. If we have to look at every source with suspicion and fight over every figure, our country cannot make necessary decisions about this war.


No "if" about it.

Morocco's Christian converts irk the world of Islam

The AFP reports.

Italian school bans Christmas carols

in deference to Muslim pupils. Never mind the Christian ones celebrating, you know, Christmas.

Islam - The Ideological Voices of the Jihadi Movement

Who's missing is interesting.

Islam - Hizb-ut-Tahrir's Growing Appeal in the Arab World

Although banned in many countires, including Muslim countries, the UK has yet to ban HT.

Australia - Court orders vilification retrial

A victory for free speech.

Two Christian pastors found to have vilified Muslims under Victoria's religious hatred law won their appeal and hailed the decision as a victory for free speech.

The Court of Appeal ordered the case to be reheard at the original tribunal, before a different judge and with no further evidence. It set aside the orders for public apologies in newspaper advertisements and for the pastors not to repeat their remarks.

US - The Politics of Intelligence Reform

Here come the Democrats.

Reuters pictures of the year

Michelle notes the most important ones are missing.

10 Tech Concepts You Need to Know for 2007

Interesting.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Iraq - Looking for Jamil Hussein

Now, this is getting very interesting.

US - Government going after the ACLU

About time.

US - CAIR Slams Holocaust Event - After It Closes

Just a publicity stunt.

EU - Charter would hold Muslims accountable

This is interesting.

Radical Islam winning over Dutch youngsters

And who would be behind that?

Iran - Move to bring genocide case against Ahmadinejad

Good luck with that.

UK - Bring Back Christmas

That's what this new site wants to do. Sounds good to me.

The site was created by the same folks who brought you Boycott BA and were instrumental in getting BA to back down on their ban on the Cross. Hopefully, they'll be as successful with this site.

Merry Christmas everyone!

US - CBS still distorting the news

This CBS report is a prime example of how the left wing media distort the news for their own ends.

Listen to this:

(AP) Outed CIA operative Valerie Plame, who is at the center of a criminal case involving the former chief of staff for Vice President Cheney, is moving to Santa Fe, N.M., with her husband, former ambassador Joseph Wilson. [...]

Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby faces charges of perjury and obstruction in connection with Plame's name being leaked to reporters. Libby, whose trial is to begin next month, is accused of lying to investigators about his conversations with reporters regarding Plame.

Plame believes the administration leaked her name to reporters as retribution for her husband's criticism of intelligence before the Iraqi war.

Wilson in 2002 discounted reports that then-Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein tried to buy yellowcake uranium from Niger to make a nuclear weapon. The claim wound up in President Bush's 2003 State of the Union address.


Notice how CBS reports the Plame "believes" the administration leaker her name. Plame may well believe it but she, and CBS, knows that Richard Armitage of the State Department, an opponent of the war in Iraq, has admitted he leaked her name and not the Administration.

And Wilson may have discounted reports on Iraq's attempts to buy Uranium from Niger, but Wilson and CBS again, both know that all subsequent independent investigations show that Wilson's report actually bolster the case, not weaken it.

Also left out of the report is the fact that no one, including Armitage who admits he's the guilty party, has been indicted for leaking Plame's name. Further, Fitzpatrick has stated publicly that he will not be seeking any indictments for the leaking of Plame's name.

Islam - Second annual Rally Against Islamofascism Day announced

But CAIR's not coming. Not surprising since CAIR is a terrorist front organization.

Iraq - CNN's Eason Jordan to "target" our troops - again

Michelle reports.

This is the same Eason Jordon who admitted that CNN wrote sympathetic reports for Saddam in return for being able to report from Iraq. And, it's the same Jordan who was forced to resign after falsely accusing our troops of targeting journalists.

US - Democrats selling out America

The Democrats have begun selling out America in earnest before even taking over. The real purpose behind the imam publicity blitz.

Meeting with the Syrians.

UK - Who needs Goebbels when they have the BBC?

Exactly.

The thing is, when the Iranian conference is done and they decide that the Holocaust never happened, and they will, they will declare that, this proves conclusively that Israel has no right to exist and will cite the decision when they finally attack Israel.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

UK: Muslim Brotherhood's Association Of Britain?

should the Muslim Association of Britain be trusted as a "moderate" group?

Answer, no.

Tunisia - Censorship and Persecution in the Name of Islam

A Tunisian Weekly Counts the Ways.

Israel - BBC World dropped by Israeli satellite TV

Just an indication of how far over to the other side the BBC has gone.

What's interesting is the BBC hired the editor in chief of al Jazeera to train their reporters.

Then there's this:

Earlier this year an independent panel was set up by the corporation's board of governors to review its coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Yes and the period they covered was one year. The BBC still refuses to release an earlier report, the Balen report I believe its called, which is the subject of a court battle.

US - Feds bust Muslim truck trainee who balks at back up

Watch for CAIR to moan about this.

A truck-driving student is in custody in Boston after raising suspicions when he wasn’t interested in learning how to back up his rig.

WLVI-TV (Ch. 56) reported last night that the would-be trucker is a 28-year-old Muslim from India and had overstayed his visa. An investigation is under way to see whether there is any connection between his unusual behavior and a terrorism plot. Federal authorities were alerted by instructors at the Nationwide Tractor Trailer Driving School in Smithfield, R.I., WLVI reported.

The student was described as a resident of New York, with driver’s licenses from New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island.

“Every indicator was there,” R.I. State Police Major Steve O’Donnell told WLVI. “Any one of these things alone is fine, but four or five together . . . ”


Now if the BBC were to report this, the fact that he is Muslim would be left out and you'd be left out wondering why he was arrested.

US - 'Reconnect America'

The Military Channel and Military.com Join Forces to Launch National Military Support Campaign.

Beginning this holiday season and continuing throughout 2007, the Military Channel and Military.com will spotlight a different military-focused charity through monthly on-air and online promotions. United under one banner, http://www.ReconnectAmerica.com will serve as a portal to all charities in the program, and provide the tools people need to make a difference in the military community. Visitors to the site can make online donations, send e- cards to servicemembers, post their thoughts on message boards, watch video postings from the frontline and access a "military-buddy" locator database.

US - 'American Jihad' author makes waves at JCC

Jihadists don't like exposure.

Israel - Middle East better without Israel

That's according to the editor and chief of al Jazeera.

Norway - Rape reports soar in Oslo

What's left out of this report is who is behind the rise in rapes. Radical Muslim gangs are increasingly using rape as a terror weapon in Europe.

Related?

Islam - Muslim pilgrims urged to complain

by CAIR.

American Muslims making a religious pilgrimage to Mecca are being encouraged to file civil rights complaints if they feel discriminated against by airlines.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), citing what it called the "airport profiling" of six imams removed from a recent flight, yesterday said Muslims traveling this month to the holy site in Saudi Arabia need to be aware of their rights.


CAIR then gathers these "feelings" into a report to inflate what they call racial attacks on Muslims.

UK - Tories say embassies will become 'freedom houses'

The London Times reports.

The Conservatives unveiled yesterday plans to restyle British embassies as “freedom houses” to promote human rights and support victims of repressive regimes around the world.

British diplomats should be required to seek out and support dissident individuals and groups, give them a platform and should even attend demonstrations, the Tories will say.

Scot Muslim compares Brits to Nazis

He's the spokesman for the terror front group, the Muslim Association of Britain.

One of Scotland’s most prominent Muslims compared the treatment of Muslims in Britain to that of Jews in Nazi Germany.

Osama Saeed compared the “sustained barrage of verbal abuse being aimed at Muslims” in Britain today to state-sponsored persecution of Jews in prewar Germany.

Saeed is the Scottish spokesman for the Muslim Association of Britain and a former Scottish National Party candidate.


Muslims are not the new Jews no matter how hard they want to be.

US - Military Meets, Exceeds Recruiting Goals

And that's a good thing.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Though Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the war in Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday it is having success enlisting new troops. The Navy and Air Force met their recruiting goals last month while the Army and Marine Corps exceeded theirs, the Defense Department announced.

The Army, which is bearing the brunt of the work in Iraq, did the best. It signed up 6,485 new recruits in November compared with its target of 6,150 - meaning 105 percent of its goal.

All the services turned in similar performances in October as well, meaning they so far are meeting their goals for the 2007 budget year that began Oct. 1.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Charlie Brown Christmas Jihad

UK - London's 'Walking Dirty Bomb'

Andrei Lugovoi

US - The truth from the Washington Post?

Compare this Post report with the BBC's and London's mad mayor's love affair with Castro.

By way of contrast, Fidel Castro -- Mr. Pinochet's nemesis and a hero to many in Latin America and beyond -- will leave behind an economically ruined and freedomless country with his approaching death. Mr. Castro also killed and exiled thousands. But even when it became obvious that his communist economic system had impoverished his country, he refused to abandon that system: He spent the last years of his rule reversing a partial liberalization. To the end he also imprisoned or persecuted anyone who suggested Cubans could benefit from freedom of speech or the right to vote.

The contrast between Cuba and Chile more than 30 years after Mr. Pinochet's coup is a reminder of a famous essay written by Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, the provocative and energetic scholar and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who died Thursday. In "Dictatorships and Double Standards," a work that caught the eye of President Ronald Reagan, Ms. Kirkpatrick argued that right-wing dictators such as Mr. Pinochet were ultimately less malign than communist rulers, in part because their regimes were more likely to pave the way for liberal democracies. She, too, was vilified by the left. Yet by now it should be obvious: She was right.


Tell that to the far left BBC, Livingstone and the loathsome Galloway.

UPDATE

Havel calls for boycott of Cuba.

US - Muslim charity files suit to dismiss terror charges

New York Times covers for terrorists.

Since December 2001, the Treasury Department has designated Holy Land and five other Muslim charities in the United States as terrorist supporters, seizing millions of dollars in assets and halting their activities.

No accused charity or any senior officer has been convicted of terrorism. Some charities have faced no criminal charges.


Here's what the New York Times isn't telling you.

2006 Dishonest Reporter of the Year Award

I voted for last years winner, the BBC.

Iraq - Saddam faces quick execution, no monument

The sooner the better.

UK - Most Sangatte migrants are out of work

The Telegraph reports.

Most of the 1,000 immigrants allowed in to Britain from the Sangatte Red Cross centre are now jobless, an investigation has found.

Four fifths have claimed Job Seekers' allowance at some time since entering the UK in December 2002 as part of a deal with France to shut the hostel. A third has never been in work.

The group, mainly young men from northern Iraq and Afghanistan, were invited to Britain by David Blunkett when he was home secretary. He promised they would work and pay taxes.

France - Paris police chief says terror threat remains strong

On second highest alert level. So is Britain.

US - Incoming House intelligence chief botches easy intel quiz

These are the Democrats that are supposed to protect the nation.

UK - Muslim branded "enemy" by fellow Muslims

for trying to help fight terrorism.

US - Why did Clinton illegally bug Diana?

Yes, just why did Clinton's Secret Service illegally bug Diana?

The Democrats has promised all kinds of investigations into the governments eavesdropping programs when they take over. Will this be on the list?

Monday, December 11, 2006

UN - Annan's accountability problem

CQ reports. The sooner Annan is gone the better.

US - Did CAIR founder say Islam to rule America?

The reporter says he did, the paper has not issued a retraction and suit happy CAIR hasn't sued anyone. I'd say that's a safe bet he said it.

UK - Lifting the Veil?

Britain confronts militant Islam.

Iraq - The AP continues to stonewall

but bloggers are having none of it.

US bugged Diana's phone

Remind me again who was in office at the time? Oh, yeah, Clinton and the Democrats.

Iraq - What a Wonderful World

Wretchard explains.

Iraq - AP take note

Jules has some thoughts.

France's Transformation Into A Muslim State

is not a recent development.

Britain is not far behind.

UK: More Money Wasted On Patronizing Muslims

Western Resistance reports.

US - Pelosi Calls for End to Muslim Profiling

Here's why.

By Sher Zieve – Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is co-sponsoring the "End Racial Profiling Act". The proposed bill is said to have been prompted by the recent removal of six Muslim imams, who are reported to have acted in a decidedly provocative manner, from a US Airways’ flight.


By so doing the Democrats are covering up for their Muslim pals and ignoring this.

UK - Blears warns over ‘explosive’ immigration

for the next election.

THE chairman of the Labour party, Hazel Blears, has warned that immigration is set to explode as an issue before the next general election in a way “unseen before in UK politics”.

Blears suggests the government’s argument that the current policy benefits the economy holds little sway with voters, and says Labour risks appearing “unconcerned and out of touch”.

US - News media's "unaccountable power"

That was before blogs came along. We've still got a long way to go though, as the continuing stonewalling by the AP attests.

US - Democrats’ New Intelligence Chairman Needs a Crash Course on al Qaeda

And the Democrats are supposed to protect us now. Great.

US - Suspicion about imams grows as terror links pile up

These are the imams who were taken off the US Airways flight.

Iraq - The real Ramadi HAS stood up

There's a lot more of this going on in Iraq.

Worse though is AP's fake reporting.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Islam - The Veil is not a religious symbol

The Islamic veil is not a religious symbol but is in fact a radical Muslim political statement.

Muslim scholars admit that the veil is not prescribed by Islam.

And not only in Europe. Muslim countries are not immune to the controversy over the veil. In Egypt--where some 80 percent of women are now veiled, according to sociologist Mona Abaza--the dean of Helwan University has recently expelled female students for wearing the niqab. Interestingly, Soad Saleh, a former dean of the female faculty and Islamic law professor at the most prestigious Islamic university in the world, Cairo's Al-Azhar, confirmed that the niqab is not an obligation. Gamal al-Banna, brother of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, goes further: "Neither the Koran, nor the hadith require women to wear a headscarf."


Even Yusuf al-Qaradawi says there's no obligation to wear the veil.

“It is not obligatory for Muslim women to wear the niqab. The majority of Muslim scholars and I do not support the niqab in which women cover their faces.” khalid hasan


Here in Britain, Muslim scholars agree there is no obligation in Islam to wear the veil.

Dr Abdul Bary Mailk, president of the Bradford and Leeds Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, said wearing the full face veil, or niqab, was not an obligation under Islam.


Egypt's religion minister says the veil is not a religious symbol.

Cairo, 13 Oct. (AKI) - The niqab, a Muslim headdress that leaves only the eyes exposed, is not a religious object, Egypt's religion minister said Friday, entering the debate started by British ex-minister Jack Straw, who said he asked Muslim women visiting him to show their faces to facilitate dialogue. "Nor is the niqab a duty deriving from the Sharia" added Mohammad Hamdi Zaqzouq. "I know I will be criticised for my words but I think some Muslims are committing a fundamental error, focusing on external and superficial aspects, without exploring more relevant themes, and hence providing a distorted image of Islam" he said.


The veil is even banned in some Muslim countries.

However, the most divisive controversy erupted not in Europe, but in Tunisia, where the government launched a campaign to implement "Decree 108," first issued in 1981, which forbids not only the full veil (niqab) in public places, but also the less restrictive head covering (hijab).


Other Muslim countries have bans or restrictions on the veil because it is a political statement and not a religious symbol

But often forgotten amid such controversies in Europe - which tend to center on allegations of "Islamophobia" or the desire of Western nations to control a minority community - is the fact that nowhere is the debate over the Islamic veil older or more heated than in Muslim societies themselves.

From Morocco and Tunisia, to Turkey and Iran, majority Muslim states have at various times restricted, and in some cases banned, women's head coverings. To varying degrees, such restrictions stem from a view that public exhibitions of religious commitment are a political, not a personal, act - and hence a potential threat to the government.


What conclusions can we draw from the fact that Muslim scholars admit the veil is not an Islamic religious symbol and many Muslim countries ban it? To me it's clear, the veil is a political statement and as such, officials are right to ban it.

UK schools get guide to Islam

Get'em while their young.

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Among the Democrats. This is both funny and a good thing and comes on the heels of Pelosi's defeats over her top 3 picks.

This is great!

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The AP continues to stonewall.

The AP seems to think they can just sit this one out but bloggers won't let them and now, sensing the AP has something to hide and apparently they do, bloggers are digging even deeper.

UK - Christmas attack 'highly likely'

The BBC reports.

The chances of an attempted terror attack over the Christmas period are "highly likely", John Reid has said.

The home secretary told GMTV's Sunday programme the terrorist threat facing the UK was "very high indeed".

"We know that the number of conspiracies of a major type are in the tens - 30 or round about that," he said.

The UK threat assessment posted on the Home Office and MI5 websites is "severe" - the second highest level.

Norway - Latest Dhimmi News

is not good.

US - Seeds of Intellectual Destruction

is what you get from the left these days.

Islam - A revealing Interview With Al-Jazeera Editor-in-Chief

Suicide bombings are ok with him.

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That's what Italy’s Minister of International Trade and European Affairs Emma Bonino says.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Iraq - AP to bloggers: Stop maligning our stringers

The AP's in a hole but keeps digging.

UK - Hizb ut Tahrir "international terrorist organization"

Russia knows a terrorist when it sees one. Too bad Britain doesn't.

US - Bus Officials Apologize to Muslim Woman

This case illustrates why Government officials need to be educated about Islam and quickly.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Public transit officials have apologized to a woman wearing an Islamic facial veil who was turned away from a bus and Friday rescinded a rule banning people with face coverings.

The ban was aimed at riders wearing Halloween or ski masks and officials had not considered religious dress, Rapid bus system spokeswoman Jennifer Kalczuk said. The rule was issued earlier this year so that an on-board camera system could help identify riders if there is a disturbance.


The veil is not an Islamic religious dress but a radical Muslim political statement and Muslim scholars admit that. In fact, the veil is banned in many Islamic countries for that reason. Officials are right to ban them.
 
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