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Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated


Saturday, May 27, 2006

Ahmadinejad Threatens Europe

Now, good ole' Mahmoud is threatening the Europeans; the only people left who really like him:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned Europe that it should support his country's nuclear program or "suffer the consequences."

In an interview to be published in the German Der Spiegel on Sunday, Ahmadinejad also expressed his doubt regarding the Holocaust, saying that even if it had occurred, the Jewish state should have been established in Europe, not in Palestine.

"I only accept something as the truth if I am truly convinced of it," he asserted.
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Robert Spencer On Moderate Muslims And Moderate Islam

Robert Spencer weighs in, for those who didn't already know his opinion, on whether moderate Muslim exist, and whether there is such at thing as moderate Islam:

One of the most common responses to my work that I have encountered since I have been doing it publicly is a sweeping assertion that I am ignorant, and/or maliciously ignoring the broad mainstream of peaceful Islam. Of course I do not ignore in the least the broad mainstream of peaceful Muslims, but I have repeatedly pointed out that within the various theological and legal traditions of Islam, they do not have much of a case. All the schools (madhahib) of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) teach violent jihad and Sharia supremacism, with some minor variations.

Accordingly, Ibn Warraq is correct when he says that there are moderate Muslims, but there is no moderate Islam.

This bears repeating: there are moderate Muslims, but there is no moderate Islam.
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U.S. State Department: Armenian Genocide Didn't Happen

Here's a ahistoricality event of interest, according to the State Department reminding the Turks of their nation's past crimes, which the Turkish government denies ever happened, is grounds for dismissal. While America is supposed to bear the guilt for every unhappy event in world history, the Other (everyone who is not white) will always receive a pass:

Over 60 Members of Congress, led by Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), sent a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice asking for clarification on reports of U.S. Ambassador to Armenian John Evans’ recall over his forthright remarks about the Armenian Genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
The Administration has recalled Amb. Evans over his February 2005 statements at Armenian American community functions, during which he properly characterized the Armenian Genocide as ‘genocide.’ Following his statements, Amb. Evans was apparently forced to issue a statement clarifying that his references to the Armenian Genocide were his personal views and did not represent a change in US policy. He subsequently issued a correction to this statement, replacing a reference to the genocide with the word “tragedy.” The American Foreign Service Association, which had planned to honor Amb. Evans with the “Christian A. Herter Award,” recognizing creative thinking and intellectual courage within the Foreign Service, reportedly rescinded the award following pressure from the State Department a few days before Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan traveled to Washington, DC to meet with President Bush.
On the diplomatic level, this cowardly act sends a strong message of weakness, which is the only kind Bush can send of late. Clinton should make another trip, and this time take Bush along.

Hat tip: Dhimmi Watch.

Crossposted at The Dougout

Update, 5/28: Jihad Watch Board Vice President Hugh Fitzgerald has posted on our leaders' ongoing refusal to identify the enemy, which includes this statement:

And now that the same madness is reflected in the State Department. Had Ambassador John Evans, the U.S. Ambassador to Armenia who was fired for referring to the Armenian genocide, not been forced to apologize for speaking the truth, had he not been forced to resign, had Turkish protests been met with steely indifference, it would have been good for American relations with Turkey. The Turks must in any number of ways be made to realize that a series of events has demonstrated that Turkey is not the ally that the United States thought it was....

It was important to signal to both Armenia and Turkey that the genocide would be called what it is. It was important for Ambassador Evans to be celebrated. It was even more important to begin to tell the Turkish government and people that they have to face up to this history, and in so doing, should put the blame right where it belongs: not on some fault inherent in Turks, but on Islam, which made Muslim Turks willing to massacre Christian Armenians whom they deemed in violation of their dhimma. In that way, secularist Turks can claim that in taming or distancing themselves from Islam, they have tried to tame the ideological source for those mass murders in 1894-96 and then the later genocide (in its intent and scope, by many of those involved) of 1915-1920.

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Hey Eteraz, and other "moderate" Muslims...this graphic's for you

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Then Jose Padilla Should Be Hanged

According to this report, Jose Padilla was far more involved with the leadership of al-Qaeda than the treason enablers will ever admit:

Federal investigators say they have evidence that former Chicago street gang member Jose Padilla was a higher ranking member of Al Qaeda than first thought.

Jose Padilla was not just a Chicago street gang stooge as some in law enforcement portrayed him at the time of his arrest. Federal authorities say evidence now shows that Padilla had had risen in Al Qaeda's ranks to have personal relationships with the top planners of the September 11th attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.

Padilla has told authorities that his direct Al Qaeda supervisor was Ammar al-Baluchi who obtained flight simulators that the 9/11 hijackers used in training. According to Padilla, Baluchi was the right-hand man of Khalid Sheihk Mohammed---considered the architect of the 9/11 attacks.

But authorities say Padilla's connection to the upper crust of Al Qaeda is best found in his activities with three of the organization's top terrorists. The night before leaving for Chicago they threw him a bon voyage dinner -- hosted by the men considered to be the 9/11 masterminds.

If this is true, Padilla should be tried for treason during time of war and then hanged. He won't be, of course. When John Walker Lindh was not tried for treason and executed, I knew George W. Bush was planning to "fight" a nampy-pampy, politically correct war.

For the liberal bed-wetters, the U.S. Constitution Article 3 Section 3:

Section 3 - Treason

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

The Congress shall have power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

Note, that contrary to popular belief, for someone to be charged with treason Congress does not first have to declare war. The two pieces of walking garbage mentioned above certainly met the Constitution's definition of treason.

There is also historical precedent for traitors being tried and executed on the battlefield, the scene of their crimes:

The San Patricios [Irish-Catholics who deserted and fought for Santa Ana] fought ferociously to the end, suspecting that capture meant a rope. They were right; U.S. courts-martial sentenced 71 of the 73 captured deserters to hang for the crime of desertion during time of war. General Scott commuted 20 of the sentences, but the rest were executed—including 30 men who were hanged from a bluff overlooking the final battle of the war—the breathtaking army and marine assault upon the towering, stone fortress of Chapultepec.

There is also some Security Watchtower

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Islamic Babe Of The Week

Sometimes, the burqa ain't the impediment to fun that we all suppose it to be. One of the unspoken secrets of the Islamic world is that, if the burqa is sufficiently baggy, it is relatively easy for it to contain not just one human being, but two.

Yes, you know what I'm saying. You can can get up underneath there and take care of business, and no one around you will be the wiser.

Heck, you could be getting it on with some Burqa-wearing babe while her husband sits 10 feet away watching Al-Jazeera, and he wouldn't even know what was going on.

Haram, my ass. There's all sorts of shenanigans going on in Dar al-Islam.
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Infidel Babe Of The Week

Michelle Malkin!

Ok, look, Michelle seems like, kind of, a modest chick, so I gotta keep this tame (meaning "only in our dreams, guys"). But, you all know what I mean, right?

Say you're watching Fox News and they're interviewing some liberal hack, and then, they bring on Michelle, and she lets loose into one of her polysyllabic diatribes, a veritable locomotive onslaught of verbal violence.

Tell the truth, now. You don't just sit there and quietly think to yourself, "Go get 'em, Michelle. Fuck up that leftie."


You're thinking, "Wow, I wonder if Michelle brings her considerable skills in the art of humilation with her when she enters into the den of love?" It would seem that Ms. Malkin would be quite the dynamo, and that the repertoire of such a woman would include the whole spectrum of human feeling, from delectation to tribulation.

But, of course, we are not supposed to go there. That is for Michelle's husband alone to know, and none of us ever to find out.

So, we are left to wonder. And, oh, how we wonder, and wait for her next appearence on Fox.

Well, actually, we no longer have to wait, because, now, you can get the Michelle experience daily at her new site, the ever so appropriately-named, Hot Air.
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Bring it, baby....

Let's get it on

AP:Robertson Says He Leg-Pressed 2,000 Pounds

'NYT' Sunday Preview: Madeleine Albright Can Leg-Press 400 Pounds

Maybe we can squeeze the Hojatieh to death in a Christian Zionist-Jewess Cabal of mighty THIGHS !

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What do we know and what do we need to?

Last night we had dinner with 5 or 6 other couples, who would be considered 'knowledgable' in a general across the board kind of way. We had a cardiologist and his wife who organizes seminars for a nearby medium size university, a dinner%20party%20est.jpghusband and wife counseling team, twin (husband and wife) emergency room people, Phd in a physiological research area (not certain which one) and his wife who is a college prof, and the high school principle and his wife, a librarian. Not an uneducated crowd, to say the least.

We've had dinner with these people before, and they are very nice people, and funny. Politically, comments about Bush's intelligence (lack of) went chucklingly un-challenged. Which had me wondering if my nom de plume, perhaps, should be Attila. At the local level we disagree on very little. But last night we finally hit politics HARD through the Israel portal.

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Kuwaitis are pushing porno for children in Denmark

The Kuwait-owned petrol-company Q8 is selling porno in their shops in Denmark. They are placing it on shelves placed 1,43 meters above the floor - right in front of children.

A danish journalist entered one of their shops with a carrot in his trousers wearing a gasmask. He started reading a sex-magazine but was stopped by a person working there. Then the journalist began shouting to the other costumers:

"Wonderful - wonderful porno for children - porno for children" and "You could move the "Big Tits" and "Big Bums" here beside the Wieners - then the children can say "2 croissants and Big Tits"

How nice to see a so well-integrated arab company - adjusted to western culture - let us see some porno for children in Kuwait.

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Friday, May 26, 2006

Death Camp Religion: Malaysian Textbooks Advocate Murder of "Apostates"

Whole nations are caught in the grip of Islamofascism. In Malaysia, students are being taught from textbooks which advocate murdering anyone who leaves Islam. Here's a letter from a concerned mother:

I wonder if the present government is aware that violence and murder is being preached through its own curricula and textbooks. This is not an exaggeration. I urge the government to seriously consider if its curriculum for Islamic Education is what it wants to feed young minds.

I was shocked and disturbed to find out that the secondary school syllabus for Islamic Education (Pendidikan Islam) includes learning how to deal with apostates and that one of the prescriptions is to kill them off.

In many widely-used Pendidikan Islam workbooks (which base their texts on the Ministry of Education’s syllabus), imposing a death sentence on apostates is offered as a religious duty. Allow me to extract some of what is written (and the original Malay version for readers to check on context and accuracy).

For example, under the heading ‘Ways of Dealing with Apostates’ (Cara menangani orang murtad), the following precepts are given:

1. Advise and persuade the offender to repent and return to Islam (menasihati dan memintanya supaya bertaubat dan kembali kepada Islam)

2. To impose a death sentence (melaksanakan hukuman bunuh)

The text also has a heading which reads: ‘The death sentence against an apostate who refuses to repent and return to Islam has several virtues’. (Hukuman bunuh terhadap orang murtad yang tidak mahu kembali kepada ajaran Islam mempunyai beberapa hikmah).
Among which are:

1. To show to others at large that Islam is not a religion to be mocked at will (menunjukkan kepada orang ramai bahawa Islam bukanlah agama yang boleh dipersenda dengan sewenang-wenangnya).

2. So that no one will dare to denigrate the Islamic religion (supaya tidak ada orang yang berani memburuk-burukkan agama Islam).

To people like the authors of these textbooks, and all who support them, Islam is like a Death Camp. Once you are inside the fence, you are not leaving.
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Islam--What the West Needs to Know

Just imagine if some indy filmmaker had the cojones to make a documentary about Islam, with this as its main theme-
...Islam is a violent, expansionary ideology that seeks the destruction or subjugation of other faiths, cultures, and systems of government.

Well, you don't have to just imagine it. Someone has actually made this film, and whoever they are, my hat's off to them.

Here's more about this remarkable piece of work:
The (98 min) documentary consists of original interviews, citations from Islamic texts, Islamic artwork, computer-animated maps, footage of Western leaders, and Islamic television broadcasts. Its tone is sober, methodical, and compelling.

Outline of the Documentary

Introduction: We hear from prominent Western leaders that Islam is peaceful and that those who commit violence in its name are heterodox fanatics.

Part 1: ‘There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his Prophet’
Our interviewees affirm their belief that Islamic violence is entirely orthodox behavior for Muslims and stems directly from the teachings and example of the Prophet Muhammad and the commands of the Koran. We learn that the example of Muhammad is one of a violent warlord who killed numerous people. The Koran – the verbatim words of Allah – prescribes violence against non-Muslims and Muhammad is the perfect example of the Koran in action.

Part 2: The Struggle
We learn that jihad, while literally meaning 'struggle', in fact denotes war fought against non-Muslims in order to bring the rule of Islamic law to the world. Violent death in jihad is, according to the Koran, the only assurance of salvation. One of our interviewees tells of his personal involvement in terrorism and of his conversion to Christianity.

Part 3: Expansion
Following the death of Muhammad, his 'rightly-guided' successors carried his wars to three continents, fighting, enslaving, and massacring countless Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians. Islam did not spread through evangelism or through its natural appeal, but through aggressive wars of conquest. The Crusades were largely a belated response on the part of Christian Europe to rescue Christians in the Holy Land suffering under Muslim oppression. The Muslim world today, while no longer the unified empire of the Caliphs, is exceptional for being responsible for the vast majority of conflicts around the world and for almost all of international terrorism.

Part 4: ‘War is Deceit’
A great problem with Western efforts to understand Islam is due to the Islamic principle of 'religious deception', which enjoins Muslims to deceive non-Muslims in order to advance the cause of Islam. Muslim groups today in the West employ deception and omission to give the impression that 'Islam is a religion of peace', an utter fiction.

Part 5: More than a Religion
The most important characteristic of Islam not understood by the West is that it is more a system of government than a personal religion. Unlike Christianity, Islam has never recognized a distinction between the religious and the secular/political. Islamic law governs every aspect of religious, political, and personal action, which amounts to a form of totalitarianism that is divinely enjoined to dominate the world, analogous in many ways to Communism. (ed.- and like Nazism/Fascism)

Part 6: The House of War
Islamic theology divides the world into two spheres locked in perpetual combat, dar al-Islam (House of Islam - where Islamic law predominates), and dar al-harb (House of War - the rest of the world). It is incumbent on dar al-Islam to fight and conquer dar al-harb and permanently assimilate it. Muslims in Western nations are called to subvert the secular regimes in which they now live in accordance with Allah's command. Due to political correctness and general government and media irresponsibility, the danger posed by observant Muslims in the West remains largely unappreciated.

Wow, and spot-on accurate. I was afraid no one would ever have the courage to make a film that tells the truth about Islam in such a direct manner. I am glad to have been proven incorrect.

I am quite certain I will never get a chance to see this film -- it's certain to be permanently banned in the country I am currently residing in -- but I urge everyone who can to see it. It's the least we can do to honor the incredibly brave people who made this project possible. Remember Van Gogh's fate in Amsterdam after he made his documentary about Islam.

In fact, someone (better yet, lots of someone's) should show this documentary and United 93 back-to-back, as a double-feature. Now that would be an enlightening afternoon at the movies, to say the least.
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California uphold Islamic indoctriniation in public schools

In our brave new schools, Johnny can't say the pledge, but he can recite the Quran. Yup, the same court that found the phrase "under God" unconstitutional now endorses Islamic catechism in public school.

In a recent federal decision that got surprisingly little press, even from conservative talk radio, California's 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled it's OK to put public-school kids through Muslim role-playing exercises, including:

  • Reciting aloud Muslim prayers that begin with "In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful . . . ."
  • Memorizing the Muslim profession of faith: "Allah is the only true God and Muhammad is his messenger."
  • Chanting "Praise be to Allah" in response to teacher prompts.
  • Professing as "true" the Muslim belief that "The Holy Quran is God's word."
  • Giving up candy and TV to demonstrate Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting.
  • Designing prayer rugs, taking an Arabic name and essentially "becoming a Muslim" for two full weeks.

Parents of seventh-graders, who after 9-11 were taught the pro-Islamic lessons as part of California's world history curriculum, sued under the First Amendment ban on religious establishment. They argued, reasonably, that the government was promoting Islam.

But a federal judge appointed by President Clinton told them in so many words to get over it, that the state was merely teaching kids about another "culture."

So the parents appealed. Unfortunately, the most left-wing court in the land got their case. The 9th Circuit, which previously ruled in favor of an atheist who filed suit against the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, upheld the lower court ruling.

The decision is a major victory for the multiculturalists and Islamic apologists in California and across the country who've never met a culture or religion they didn't like — with the exception of Western civilization and Christianity. They are legally in the clear to indoctrinate kids into the "peaceful" and "tolerant" religion of Islam, while continuing to denigrate Judeo-Christian values.

In the California course on world religions, Christianity is not presented equally. It's covered in just two days and doesn't involve kids in any role-playing activities. But kids do get a good dose of skepticism about the Christian faith, including a biting history of its persecution of other peoples. In contrast, Islam gets a pass from critical review. Even jihad is presented as an "internal personal struggle to do one's best to resist temptation," and not holy war.

The ed consultant's name is Susan L. Douglass. No, she's not a Christian scholar. She's a devout Muslim activist on the Saudi government payroll, according to an investigation by Paul Sperry, author of "Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington." He found that for years Douglass taught social studies at the Islamic Saudi Academy just outside Washington, D.C. Her husband still teaches there.

So what? By infiltrating our public school system, the Saudis hope to make Islam more widely accepted while converting impressionable American youth to their radical cause. Recall that John Walker Lindh, the "American Taliban," was a product of the California school system. What's next, field trips to Mecca?

This case is critical not just to our culture but our national security. It should be brought before the Supreme Court, which has outlawed prayer in school. Let's see what it says about practicing Islam in class. It will be a good test for the bench's two new conservative justices.

Keep in mind that, according to Islam, simply saying the words "There is no God except Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah." is enough to make you a Muslim. So California has just allowed more than just teaching about Islam - it has sanctioned the mass conversion of public school children to a different religion.
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Blowing up children, if necessary

The AP has an interesting description of the Iranian suicide bomb celebration yesterday:
TEHRAN, Iran -- Under a banner showing coffins draped with American, British and Israeli flags, more than 100 Iranian men and women pledged Thursday to become suicide bombers - if necessary - to defend their country and Islam.
Has there ever been a sentence that needed scare quotes more than this one?

Yet AP plays it straight. It is almost as if they believe that blowing up women and children, on purpose, thousands of miles away from your country, is sometimes a necessary part of defending your land or your religion.
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Neighbor or Terrorist?

My wake-up call, a process of several years, began before 9/11. I wrote the following piece before I began blogging and before I joined the Counter-Jihad:

My husband and I live in an established neighborhood which is much like a small town: when a neighbor needs help, the others of us pitch in. Also, there is not much turnover here, so when a house goes on the market, we watch closely to see who will be moving in and joining our community.

The house across the street from us stood empty for several months when the original purchasers divorced in the early 90’s. When the new neighbors Mohammed and his wife Isabel moved in, I walked over and introduced myself. I learned right away that Mohammed was the son of a former ambassador from a Middle Eastern country and had been reared right here in the D.C. area; Isabel was a second-generation Hispanic-American. The couple had been married for several years and had moved to our neighborhood because they were ready to start their family.

Over a period of several years, all of us became friends. We did pet-sitting for each other, organized yard sales together, borrowed each other’s lawn tools, and shoveled snow in the Blizzard of ’96, when the plows didn’t come and we had to dig ourselves all the way out to the main road.

When Isabel started having children, I offered to babysit from time to time so that she and Mohammed could occasionally have a night out. It was at that time that I saw an interesting photograph of Mohammed, in what appeared to be traditional Arab garb. This came as a surprise to me because I had always seen him dress in modern Western clothes. When I later asked Isabel, “Is Mohammed a sheikh?” she told me that he was. I thought nothing more about it, other than we had some pretty exotic neighbors in our little community.

In the late 90’s, Mohammad began making regular trips to the Middle East. One morning, around 4:00, I went outside to get the newspaper and saw Mohammed just arriving home. I smiled to myself, called out to him, and jokingly said, “What are you doing, coming in so late?”

He walked over to me, and that’s when I discovered that he was quite intoxicated. He slurred, “I’ve been to Vegas.”

I said, “I thought that Moslems didn’t drink.”

Mohammed morosely replied, “Maybe I’m just not a good Moslem.”

His words surprised me—never had I known Mohammed to drink or to speak about his beliefs, religious or political.

A short time later, Mohammed informed me that they were moving back to his home in the Middle East in order to conduct new business ventures there. In early 1998, he sold his business here in the D.C. area, and the entire family departed for an extended time. Both Mohammed and Isabel told me, “We’ll never sell this house. We’re coming back.” We continued to keep in touch by e-mail and every time they returned to the States, visited each other.

For a while, the house remained empty because Isabel planned to come back to the States for extended visits with her family. In the summer of 1999, I was preparing to teach a world literature course and approached Mohammed to get some advice about Middle Eastern literature. He told me that what I was planning to use, Tales from the Thousand and One Arabian Nights, was a collection of mere fairy tales and that his culture didn’t have literature as such.

Then he said something I’ll never forget: "You want to know how a Middle Eastener thinks? It's me and my brother against my cousin. And when we finish my cousin off, it's me and my brother against each other. We are Semites—Jew and Arab. We're the most treacherous people you've ever known.” He launched into a diatribe against American foreign policy, specifically mentioning his disapproval of Israel and of Madeline Albright, “a Jewess as Secretary of State.” He concluded by stating that he supported Saddam Hussein.

My impression at the time was one of “He’s trying to explain the world situation to me.” I did not feel particularly threatened or alarmed but, as odd as this now sounds, was grateful to learn about the Arab position from someone whom I considered my friend.

Until the summer 2001, we kept in touch through e-mail. They sent photos of their children and asked about the tenants now living in the house. Since 9/11, those e-mails have never resumed, nor have Mohammed or Isabel ever returned to our neighborhood. According to the tax records, their house was sold to a man in Miami; this man had an Arab surname. The house has now been resold—to the last tenants.

My post-9/11 research—at first through books available at the public library and more recently through the Internet—makes me wonder who Mohammed really is. I’ve learned that Islamists accept no literature other than the Koran. I’ve learned that the jihadists who attacked us on 9/11 made trips to Las Vegas. I’ve learned that there could be sleeper cells here in the United States and that when the call comes, they will answer.

And, yet, those years that he lived next door to us, I thought Mohammed was such a good neighbor! Now, every time pictures of wanted terrorists are released, my husband and I scrutinize those pictures. Will Mohammed’s photo appear one day?

[A similar version of the above was posted at Northern Virginiastan in 2005, when I anonymously sent the piece to Northern Virginiastan]
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Stop the Presses!

Muslim leader condemns extremism

_39057799_203b_tantawi_ap.jpg In the noticeable by its exceptionalism category...
A leading Sunni Islamic cleric spoke out against religious extremism and encouraged Singapore's Muslims to work with other races and religions for the good of their nation, a local newspaper reported Friday.

Sheik Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi, the grand sheik of Egypt's Al-Azhar, one of the most powerful Islamic institutions in the Middle East, is on a three-day visit to Singapore. He has met with government officials and addressed a group of about 50 Malay-Muslim leaders on Thursday.

In those comments, Tantawi condemned religious radicalism and terrorism as "evil" and reiterated that Islam espouses tolerance and moderation, according to The Straits Times newspaper.

Such virtues "should lead us away from blind fanaticism and hatred because Islam considers all human beings to have come from one mother and father," he was quoted as saying.

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Mocons - Muhammed Smilies are still going strong

These Mohammed smileys or emoticons are called ‘Mocons’.
Mocons are the most efficient way to digitally propagate the maximum amount of Mohammed imagery per byte.

Muhammad (((:~{>
Muhammad playing Little Orphan Annie (((8~{>
Muhammad as a pirate (((P~{>
Muhammad as Moshe Dayan (((P~{>
Muhammad on a bad turban day ))):~{>
Muhammad with sand in his eye(((;~{>
Muhammad wearing sunglasses (((B~{>

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Accept Islam Or Die Like Infidel Pigs

Robert Spencer pointed out that Ahmadinejad's letter was a call to Islam, and, as such, is, according to scripture, a prelude to war:

In a Hadith, Muhammad tells his followers to call people to Islam before waging war against them:

"Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war…When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withhold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them….If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya [the tax on non-Muslims specified in Qur’an 9:29]. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them." (Sahih Muslim 4294)

In light of that, this letter could be -- but is not necessarily -- a prelude to an attack.

Tonight, I was listening to the Hugh Hewitt Show and a caller noted to him that the final words in Ahmadinejads letter went untranslated, for no explainable reason. Here are the final words:

Vasalam Ala Man Ataba’al hoda Mahmood Ahmadi-Najad
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

So, what do the words mean? They mean,

"Peace be upon only those who follow in the path of the true faith."

In other words, there is an implicit threat in these words.

This letter was a declaration of war. There is no doubt about it. However, our news media and many of our government officials are completely ignorant of this fact, and are, instead, encouraging the Bush Administration to enter into talks with the Iranian Regime.

It is time to wake up, everybody. There is no compromising with Hitlerian figures. Therefore, negotiation is futile. There is nothing to negotiate, if neither side is willing to give.

Ahmadinejad has declared a war, and no one knows it.

Pass it around, my friends. Everyone needs to understand what is happening.
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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Iran’s Ahmadinejad is not Unhinged

One prominent Western journalist called him “unhinged.” All these labels aim, in part, to dismiss the man as an aberration. As someone who is in urgent need of psychological help, a person out of touch with reality who represents nothing of substance. Focus.jpgOnce again the West is misreading and misjudging the people and the events in the Middle East, due to the fact that it views things through its own culturally-filtered spectacles. Looking at the man through Western lenses, he indeed appears to be all of the above and more. Yet Ahmadinejad is far from unhinged.

Finally some sense

A prominent feature of a mentally disturbed person is the display of contradictory thoughts and behavior. Ahmadinejad’s words, deeds and beliefs show a person fastened to a dangerously consistent and faulty hinge.

Ahmadinejad’s views are firmly rooted in the most orthodox philosophy of Shiism. To understand his mind set and behavior requires a close scrutiny of the elaborate and intricate theology of Hujetieh Shiism – perhaps the most fundamentalist of numerous Shiite sects. There is a full internal consistency in Ahmadinejad. Below are a few examples of his sayings, beliefs and actions. Whether one agrees or disagrees with them, they all fit perfectly into a consistent pattern.

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Year 2051: Every 3rd school pupil in Austria will be muslim?

Around the middle of the century 14-26% of the austrian population will be muslim. Only about every second will be roman-catholic.

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A Palestinian State?

In addition to Elder’s excellent analysis (see the post below) of those who believe Palestinian-terror supports deserve a state, read Journo’s scathing critique of our government’s continued support for this absurd notion and the consequences for all of us.

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The utter idiocy of the NYT and MSM

Others have trashed (or are planning to trash) this nonsensical editorial in today's NYT, and frankly Israel Matzav did a brilliant job. I am just wondering what planet the editorialists are from:
Mr. Olmert wants to go ahead with Ariel Sharon's misbegotten plan to unilaterally redraw the borders of what could eventually be Palestine. The key word here is unilaterally, because the Israelis are prepared to do this without any input from the Palestinians. They would be left to try to cobble together a country out of whatever remained behind.
The New York Times, along with the rest of the MSM, just cannot even conceive that their basic assumptions are wrong.

Read the rest here.
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IRAN: An Historic Smackdown

While Olmert was making history in the Joint session of Congress yesterday, Ahmadinejad was making a different kind of history. Clearly Tony Blair is meeting with Bush now regarding this very thing. It is soooo not about Iraq, we done won Iraq. Sectarian violence is part and parcel of this global war on Islamic violence. Iraq is so yesterday. Blair is here to war game, right on the heels of Olmert. Coincidence? Hardly. I will try to liveblog the Bush Blair press conference tonight, but I am not home and the day is not my own. Meanwhile, get thee over to Kobayashi Maru here;

Yesterday Iranian President Ahmadinejad was widely reported as having said that the West would "receive an historic slap" if we so much as waved an unloaded BB gun in the direction of Iran. (In the American media it was "a historic slap". We prefer the British: "an historic".)

According to Google News, 56 stories contained that phrase, while a total of 1074 were 'related' to it. By contrast, the rest of Ahmadinejad's remarks - and, we would argue, the most relevant part that sets "historic slap" in its proper context - appeared in only seven, with a total of 619 'related' to it. What is the context of those remarks?

"Today, Iran has mastered the entire nuclear fuel cycle, from start to finish, thanks to young Iranian scientists. The enemies are looking to plot and want to create differences among Iranians to stop us getting our rights. But if they do the slightest damage to the Iranian people, if they commit the slightest aggression, they will receive an historic slap." [emphasis added]

A little different, no? Mastery of "the entire nuclear fuel cycle" and "historic slap" are clearly linked ideas... the fuel cycle that's going to be used entirely for generating electricity...

But let's not be too quick to judge. With Ahmadinejad's straight-faced assurance that Iran's nuclear capability is only for the peaceful purposes, we can all relax. (Never mind that Iran could have done the nuclear-generated electricity thing sans all the sturm and drang had it simply abided by the obligations it signed onto under the NPT and remained open to IAEA inspections. Never mind that an investment in petroleum refining capacity could have generated far more energy at far less cost than a nuclear program.)

Never mind all that. Let's give them the benefit of the doubt - again.

Perhaps "slap" is really a typo. What Ahmadinejad probably really meant to say was "zap". Of course. That's it. How could we have been so bellicose and arrogant in our interpretation of the nuance of their unique language, culture and customs? When the nuclear power grid goes on-line and Tehran's Sharia-compatible toasters and state-censored televisions get all the domestically generated, CO2-free, Kyoto-compliant juice they need, it will be a metaphorical 'zap' to the ego of insensitive, planet-stomping, war-mongering theocrats like Bush.

Back to reality for a second. Let's go deeper. Another version of the remarks, over at Iran Focus raises even more pointed questions that most of the MSM have chosen to ignore:

"Today we can proudly announce that Iran has at its disposal the nuclear cycle from zero to 100... Any thought of aggression against the rights of the Iranian nation will be met with a lasting and historic slap from the people of Iran. The enemies of Iran know that they are not capable of harming the Iranian nation in the slightest bit from the outside. The enemies failed to prevent the Iranian nation from obtaining [nuclear capabilities] through political pressure, plots, and use of international organisations and today are plotting and trying to create [ethnic] divisions and despair to prevent the realisation of all of the Iranian nation’s rights." [emphasis added]

What's interesting about this longer excerpt is the introduction of a third concept: the West (aka, 'the enemies') have failed - past tense. This is important in that it implies either facts on the ground (nukes already built and maybe already loaded onto missiles on container ships en route to Western capitals) or perceived empowerment - we'd guess both. Unfortunately we can't find a transcript of the full remarks. It would appear however, that the sequencing of the key sound bytes is consistent across many media outlets, as is the gist of the translations.

The idea that Iran believes the West to have already failed in stopping their nuclear ambitions is reinforced by the recent actions (or rather, non-actions) of pretty much everyone in the international community, including the U.S. Although Iran has not rolled its armies across any borders recently (a technical, though hardly meaningful, point of departure from literal Hitlerian analogies in light of Iran's outsized influence in Syria and elsewhere), the state of mind that Ahmadinejad appears to be in is the same that possesses any leader when his aggressive actions have gone unopposed. If they didn't stop us from doing 'x', he thinks (and quite logically) then why would they stop us from doing 'y'? And if that's true, then why should we believe them when they say that 'z' is really truly their bottom line and it "will not stand"?

In short, they are on a roll and they know it.

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Oh Dear

Daniel Freedman calls Melanie Phillips "Britain’s Last Hope." In reviewing her book, Londonistan, he notes:

The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks failed to shake the British establishment as it shook America's. Rather than realizing that radical Islam is a serious threat, Ms. Phillips says that a "group think" took hold that "global Jihad was rooted in discreet grievances" such as "Israel-Palestine, Chechnya ... and America throwing her weight around in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in Arab world." The British establishment's solution therefore was to ignore radical Islam and simply try to solve the individual problems, especially the Israel-Palestinian Arab conflict. Once this is done, "everything else will disappear."

Ms. Phillips sees America as the last best hope for her country. She's turning to America to kick-start the debate in Britain. Britain is "paralyzed by multiculturalism and minority rights" which "leads people to say you can't question a minority or a religion." Ms. Phillips says that she almost failed to find a publisher for her book in Britain. It went down to the "11th hour and the 59th minute" when a small publisher took it on. With "no Fox News, no conservative talk-radio, no big conservative think tanks," there is no one to force the establishment to debate the roots of radical Islam. … She's hoping America can once again save Europe.

In the same edition of the New York Sun is Daniel Johnson’s Letter From London, where he asks:

Has the West gone soft? Some days it sure feels that way, especially here in Europe. Hardly a day goes by without some symptom of decadence or manifestation of weakness.

And he notes in regard to the betrayal of Ayaan Hirsi Ali:

So this is what the nation that was once, in the days of Spinoza, a haven for free speech and religious toleration has come to: get butchered like Theo van Gogh, shut up about the jihad, or go into exile. The kind of double-crossing Dutchmen who betrayed Anne Frank to the Nazis have once again, it seems, got the upper hand in Amsterdam.

He continues with a scathing critique of David Cameron, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Prince of Wales. In summation:

So here we have three pillars of British society - the leader of the Conservative Party, the primate of the Church of England, and the heir to the throne - whose chief preoccupations are, respectively, the lack of "general wellbeing," the evils of capitalism, and the virtues of quack cures. Not one sees the clash of the Islamic and Western civilizations as even a problem - indeed, both the Archbishop and the Prince think the real problem is our "Islamophobia."

So you can see why some of us Europeans look enviously across the Atlantic to hear the voice of common sense. But the two American voices that the British media invited us to hear this week were those of Hillary Clinton and Al Gore, both hyperventilating about global warming. Oh dear.

Oh dear? You have to love those Brits for maintaining their composure in the face of adversity. With thanks to the New York Sun, reporting from New York, yours truly, Jason Pappas.

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Little Green Footballs: We're Not Worthy, We're Not Worthy

Why Charles Johnson is the god of the blogosphere, and all of us are simply reptilian-men flicking our tongues in hilarity:

For some reason, Harper’s Magazine has suddenly printed an interview that took place last March, with a 27-year old British Muslim who says the “defining moment of his life” occurred when he had a close encounter with ... the dreaded ice cream dessert of blasphemy! I’m Hatin’ It.

Out of his revulsion for the
horribly insulting yet undeniably delicious taste treat has come a new sense of purpose. He says he’s going on a jihad to find the person responsible for this atrocity.

And he’s going to “bring this country down.”

Go read the excerpt, over at LGF.
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Beltway Sniper Artwork

The drawings of Lee Malvo, and the Jihadi goals of the Beltway snipers are revealed by Michelle Malkin.
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A Summary Of Diplomacy

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Hamas wants to fly planes into buildings

Hamas is seeking the ability to attack Israel using small airplanes laden with explosives to be flown September 11-style into important targets, possibly Tel Aviv skyscrapers, a leader of Hamas's so-called military wing, Abu Abdullah, told World Net Daily yesterday.

Palestinian security officials said they believe Hamas recently smuggled into Gaza three small airplanes that can carry explosives and be used to attack Israel.
They said the aircraft were purchased from Eastern European dealers and that Hamas members received flight training in Sudan, Iran, and Syria.
Sometimes it seems like a contest among terror groups as to who can be the most depraved.
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Danish scientists say: Prime Minister Fogh Rasmussen responsible for Muhammed crisis

Scientists from a danish university say that the danish government is responsible for the muhammed-crisis because it did not meet with the arab-muslim ambassadors. This analysis is paid by the government itself.

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Lift Every Voice

If you are a jazz lover in general, and a Coltrane lover in particular, as I am, I recommend the album Lift Every Voice, by Charles Lloyd.

Let's face it, most artists are moonbats, and I would imagine Charles Lloyd also falls into that category, although I have no specific knowledge of his beliefs. All I can tell you is this album is his attempt to express his sorrow, and his sense of inevitable triumph, in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.

He was booked to play the Blue Note jazz club in NYC the week of September 11th. After the disgusting attacks on our nation, rather than canceling his engagements, as everyone else, including the New York Yankees, did, Charles Lloyd decided to go ahead with the gigs, and to give voice to his feelings by foregoing his usual set in favor of hymns and spirituals from around the world.

The result is astonishing.

You can download the whole album at iTunes, or go to your nearest Barnes & Noble (do not go to Borders, because they do not support Freedom of Speech, instead they support the Jihadis right to limit our Freedom of Speech through terror and rioting).
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Suitcase Nukes - Do They Exist? Should We Be Worried?

From the Center for Non-Proliferation Studies:

This paper revisits open-source information about suitcase nukes to assess the level of threat stemming from the possibility that a number of them could have ended in the hands of terrorists or states that support them. It seeks to achieve that task by concentrating on the following objectives:
  • reassess information from publicly available sources about portable nuclear devices and try to determine, in particular, whether these weapons actually existed;
  • analyze the scenarios of their loss that were offered by the special commission charged with the accounting for portable nuclear devices in the mid-1990s; and
  • based on these scenarios, assess the probability that portable nuclear devices could have fallen into the hands of international terrorist organizations or states that support them, as well as the probability that such devices could be used for terrorist purposes.

The paper reaches two main conclusions:

First, the probability that any portable nuclear devices were lost prior to or after the breakup of the Soviet Union appears low; the scenarios of loss offered by the special commission in 1996 are actually the least plausible among other possible scenarios. This does not mean that the threat does not exist, but rather that at this moment, it is probably not the most immediate threat to the home security of the United States or to U.S. armed forces abroad.

Second, even if any devices were lost, their effectiveness should be very low or maybe even non-existent, especially if the loss occurred during the period of the greatest risk, in the early 1990s. Without scheduled maintenance, these devices apparently can produce only minimal yield and eventually possibly no yield at all, and can only serve as a source of small amounts of weapons-grade fissile materials.

That being said, open-source information has limited usefulness and can only yield probabilistic analysis instead of definitive answers. Consequently, it is necessary to continue efforts aimed at acquiring better and more reliable information about the status of Soviet/Russian portable nuclear devices, as well as about the parameters of threat they might pose in the hands of terrorists.

Information on Portable Nuclear Devices from Russian Open Sources

In a recent interview, the deputy chairman of the Duma Defense Committee, Alexei Arbatov, noted that complete silence had surrounded the subject of portable nuclear devices since the debate of the mid-1990s.[1] Indeed, suitcase nukes often seem a matter of fiction rather than that of fact.

The "mythological" qualities of suitcase nukes derive not only from limited information--this is a common feature in almost everything concerning Russian nuclear weapons--but primarily from the fact that almost all available information dates to a very brief period (the second half of 1997 and early 1998) and is not very reliable. Comments about suitcase nukes are conspicuously absent in open sources prior to 1997. For example, one of the most authoritative Russian treatises on nonstrategic nuclear weapons published by the Institute of World Economy and International Relations does not mention them.[2]

There are only two stories in which references to them could be suspected, and then only in hindsight. The first is a statement in 1995 by the director of the Ministry of Defense Ecological Center, Col. Boris Alexeev, about nuclear devices that weighed 90 kilograms (kg).[3] The other was made by Anton Surikov, an outspoken nationalist expert on defense issues and son of a leading figure in the Soviet military-industrial establishment, who said in an interview with the Estonian newspaper Postimees in 1996 that in a scenario of NATO landing on the Russian Baltic Sea shores, Russia would resort to "miniature" nuclear weapons.[4] Both statements are not conclusive proof; however, as it is not entirely clear whether the authors meant portable nuclear weapons or some other types of weapons.

Scarcity of information notwithstanding, hindsight has its advantages, and a reassessment of available data can yield tangible results, especially utilizing new information about the state of the Russian nuclear weapons complex that has become available in the last five years.

The "suitcase nukes saga" began in the fall of 1997, when General (Ret.) Alexander Lebed made several statements to the effect that during his short tenure as the Secretary of the Security Council in 1996, he received information that the separatist government in Chechnya possessed small nuclear devices.[8]

In an attempt to clarify the situation, he created a special commission under the chairmanship of his assistant, Vladimir Denisov. According to Lebed, the commission was only able to locate 48 such munitions of a total of 132, an indication that 84 were lost (subsequently Lebed changed the total number of suitcase nukes several times, stating in the end that the number was between 100 and 500, but probably closer to 100).[9]

It should be noted that almost nothing is known about the methods of the commission's work: for example, whether it checked only records or was able to compare the actual inventory to records as well (if only records were checked, it cannot be said with certainty whether more warheads were missing or whether any warheads were missing at all). Since the commission was disbanded before it was able to complete its work, it has remained unclear whether it was able to confirm the alleged loss of warheads (i.e., it looked everywhere and failed) or simply did not have time to clarify the situation (Denisov's statement seems to imply the latter). It is not even known who the members of the commission were.

A well-known leader of the Russian ecological movement, academician Alexei Yablokov, immediately confirmed and expanded on Lebed's statements. He announced that 700 such devices, which he called "nuclear mines," had existed in the Soviet Union. Responding to statements from Ministry of Defense (MOD) officials that there were no portable nuclear devices in the records, Yablokov announced that these devices had been in the hands of the KGB, and thus, by definition, MOD records could not include them.[10]

Official and semi-official Russian sources immediately denied Lebed's and Yablokov's stories, but their testimonies gradually revealed bits and pieces of information, raising suspicion that small nuclear devices did exist and even providing a glimpse of their properties. For example, the press secretary of Minatom, Georgi Kaurov, stated that, like the United States, the Soviet Union produced "very small nuclear weapons," and that "the ability to manufacture miniature nuclear weapons demonstrates a state's high level of technology and its ability to create multipurpose and even aesthetically attractive nuclear weapons."[11]

Another official said that these devices did not exist, but that if they had existed, their production and maintenance would have been very expensive.[12]

"The Portrait of a Mini-Nuke"

In hindsight, it is clear that statements made by both sides in the 1997-98 debate could have referred to different classes of nuclear devices. One class mentioned was nuclear mines, while another was the portable nuclear devices for Special Forces, which were the subject of Lebed's statement. Even if portable devices did not exist, one can suspect that some types of nuclear mines were sufficiently small to generate "suspicious" statements by officials. Indeed, statements by MOD and Minatom representatives were worded very carefully and denied the existence of "nuclear suitcases," but not necessarily the existence of other small nuclear devices. They could thus claim that they were telling the truth even if they knew all along that other small nuclear devices could be portable. The uncertainty about classification could also explain the silence of non-governmental experts.

Nuclear mines are a well-known class of nuclear weapons. They were used by the Engineering troops and deployed along Soviet borders, primarily along the border with China. Nuclear mines were intended to create obstacles in the path of advancing enemy troops by altering the landscape and creating areas with high levels of radioactive contamination. The total stockpile was 700[14]--incidentally, the number Yablokov claimed represented the stockpile of suitcase nukes (and, potentially, evidence that Yablokov did not have adequate knowledge of the subject).

Russian official sources reported that, in accordance with the 1991 Presidential Nuclear Initiatives (PNIs), all nuclear mines had been withdrawn to central storage facilities, and their elimination was "almost complete."[15] Judging from the available information, including from official and semi-official Russian sources, some of these devices were relatively small and could be portable. The often-cited weight was 90 kilograms (kg),[16] and they could have low yield (0.02 to 1 kt).[17]

On the other hand, the existence of smaller devices custom-designed for Special Forces, probably analogous to American small atomic demolition munitions (SADMs), should not be ruled out either. Lebed apparently referred to such munitions in his statements (some sources, including himself, mentioned the weight of 30 kg). Several broad considerations suggest that the story about portable nuclear devices should be taken seriously, with a caveat that their existence cannot be viewed as an established fact.

First and foremost, the very fact that the United States possessed such munitions makes it feasible that the Soviet Union produced them as well, if only to replicate the American experience (the habit of Soviet designers to duplicate American weapons systems or use them to justify their own research is well known from other major projects, such as development of solid-fueled missiles or MIRVed ICBMs).

Furthermore, Soviet scientists are known for their propensity to explore every possible avenue, including the most powerful nuclear device; it is only logical to assume that they tried miniaturization as well. An artillery shell for 152-mm howitzers (which, in the Chelyabinsk-70 museum, is advertised as the smallest nuclear munition in the world) testifies to the ability to create a reasonably small and light nuclear explosive device.

According to one Russian expert, the size of these shells (15 cm in diameter and 50 cm in length) apparently represents the smallest size of the nuclear device Russian designers were able to achieve (the 130-mm naval guns did not have nuclear shells.18]

Sifting through available evidence, one can conclude that if such devices existed, they likely had the following characteristics:
  • Small size (60x40x20 cm) and relatively light weight (probably upward of 30 kg). These parameters are generally insistent with available information about Soviet 152-mm artillery shells, as well as with the U.S. SADM.19]
  • Low yield (less than 1 kt, maybe as low as 0.1 kt).
    Remained under control of the 12th GUMO (the Main Department at MOD in charge of handling all nuclear devices), were kept at or near MOD Special Forces (Spetsnaz) bases, as well as at central storage facilities, and were intended for transfer to Spetsnaz at short notice.
  • Short life span between scheduled maintenance. According to the chief of the 12th GUMO, Igor Valynkin, small munitions required replacement of components every several months (other sources mentioned six months.[20]

Valynkin's statement is the most direct corroboration of the allegations about the existence of portable nuclear devices. Stationary nuclear mines with such a short warranty period simply did not make sense, while portable devices for use behind enemy lines could still be acceptable.
Were likely equipped with reasonably sophisticated permissive action links (PALs), which should preclude unauthorized use. Also, there is unconfirmed information that some small nuclear devices (munitions for 152-mm howitzers) were kept during peacetime in "half-assembled" state, i.e., parts were kept separately, although quick assembly in the case of war was possible.

There is much more.

If you ask me, it appears from this report that "suitcase nukes" do exist. However, I have serious doubts that Al Qaeda has anyone with the technological knowhow to maintain them.

Iran does, more than likely, and it could be that the A.Q. Khan network may have supplied brains. We can't know the answer, can we?

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Can it be that the harder we squeeze, the more cockroach stories will appear?

By now most of us have heard about the Azeri = bug cartoon intifada of Iran.

This incident is clearly the result of great internal tension in Iran.
So was the bombing spree in Baluchistan recently.

While the mullocratic Hojatiyoids may believe that the people believe what they say about americans being the cause of all this, I don't think that 65 million people are ignorant of the fact of who is in control of the state.

We're being blamed..so...

So let's do more.
Let's keep it up.

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Osama's Biographer Says Nukes Are In The U.S. Already

From the alarmist web magazine, World Net Daily:

Al-Qaida has smuggled tactical nuclear weapons and uranium into the U.S. across the Mexican border and is planning to launch a major terrorist attack using a combination of nukes and dirty nukes, according to an interview with Osama bin Laden's biographer, Hamid Mir, in WorldThreats.com.

The information confirms reports previously published in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin and in a new book by Paul L. Williams, "Dunces of Doomsday."

"I came up with this conclusion after eight years of investigation and research in the remote mountain areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan. I traveled to Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Uzbekistan and Russia and met dozens of people," Mir said. "I interviewed not only al-Qaida operatives but met scientists and top U.S. officials also. I will have the details in my coming book. At least two al-Qaida operatives claimed that the organization smuggled suitcase nukes inside America. But I have no details on who did it. But I do have details about who smuggled uranium inside America and how."

Mir claims his information is based not only on what al-Qaida operatives, including bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, told him, but also upon his own independent research as a journalist. Mir says his upcoming book, a biography of bin Laden, will disclose al-Qaida's nuclear attack plans.

"As far as I know, they smuggled three suitcase nukes from Russia to Europe," Mir says about al-Qaida. "They smuggled many kilos of enriched uranium inside America for their dirty bomb projects. They said in 1999 that they must have material for more than six dirty bombs in America. They tested at least one dirty bomb in the Kunar province of Afghanistan in 2000. They have planned an attack bigger than 9-11, even before 9-11 happened. Osama bin Laden trained 42 fighters to destroy the American economy and military might. Nineteen were used on 9-11, 23 are still 'sleeping' inside America waiting for a wake-up call from bin Laden."

Mir said al-Qaida operatives told him that tactical nuclear weapons were smuggled over the Mexican border before Sept. 11, 2001.

Mir said again he believes al-Qaida may use its nuclear arsenal after the U.S. attacks Iran in an effort to stop its nuclear weapons program.

"This is my opinion," he says. "No al-Qaida leader has ever admitted that they are working with Iran. I also think that, maybe, the Iranians will organize some attacks inside America and you will accuse al-Qaida."

Asked why al-Qaida hasn't used nuclear weapons it already possesses, Mir said: "They are waiting for the proper time. They want the U.S. to be involved in a mass killing of Muslims, so that they will have some justification. That is what I was told by a top al-Qaida leader in the Kunar Mountains of Afghanistan."

Mir made similar comments in an earlier interview with G2 Bulletin.

Hamid Mir's credibility skyrocketed when he accurately predicted in G2 Bulletin last month the imminent release of a new recorded communiqué from bin Laden through al-Jazeera, the Arabic TV network. Two days later, bin Laden's tape was the focus of international news coverage.

"If you think that my information and analysis about bin Laden's location is correct," said Mir, "then please don't underestimate my analysis about his nuclear threat also."

I am disinclined to believe Mir's story, because, as I understand it, it takes quite a bit of knowledge and effort to maintain nuclear weapons.

However, my saying I don't believe his story is not the same thing as saying that I don't believe it is possible that there are nuclear weapons in the United States.
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Israeli PM Olmert Speaks To U.S. Congress On The Topic Of Iran

From Atlas Shrugs:

Every generation is confronted with a moment of truth and trial From the savagery of slavery, to the horrors of World War Two, to the gulags of the Communist Bloc.

That which is right and good in this world has always been at war with the horrific evil permitted by human indifference. Iran, the world's leading sponsor of terror, and a notorious violator of fundamental human rights, stands on the verge of acquiring nuclear weapons.

With these weapons, the security of the entire world is put in jeopardy. A nuclear Iran means a terrorist state could achieve the primary mission for which terrorists live and die: the mass destruction of innocent human life.

This challenge, which I believe is The Test of Our Time, is one the West cannot afford to fail.

The radical Iranian regime has declared the United States its enemy. Its President believes it is his religious duty and his destiny to lead his country in a violent conflict against the infidels. With pride he denies the Jewish Holocaust and speaks brazenly, calling to wipe Israel off the map.

For us, this is an existential threat. A threat to which we cannot consent. But it is not Israel's threat alone. It is a threat to all those committed to stability in the Middle East and the well being of the world at large.

Mr. Speaker, our moment is NOW. History will judge our generation by the actions we take NOW…by our willingness to stand up for peace and security and freedom, and by our courage to do what is right.
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Alright, Help Me Out Here? Islamofascist Terrorism, Or Not?

So, earlier today, I posted on the massive fire at the Istanbul airport. I declared that I believed it was terrorism committed in the name of Islam.

Well, it was a Muslim group, but I am not sure how to classify this one:

A radical Kurdish group said it was responsible for a fire at the cargo section of Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, the hub of international air travel in Turkey, which slightly injured three people and caused delays in air traffic.

The claim, which could not be confirmed, was made by a group calling itself the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK) in a message to Firat, a pro-Kurdish news agency based in Europe.

“The sabotage is a response to the policies of massacre followed by the Turkish state towards the Kurds,” the message said. It added that its actions would continue “as long as the extermination policies of the Turkish state against the Kurds are in force”.

Is that Islamofascist terrorism, or not?
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Danes not knowing what democracy is!

So apparently more than 50% of the Danes have no idea of what democracy is all about. I think it speaks for itself:

[This is freely translated by me. Apparently there is no english sources at this.]

Danes does not equivocal take freedom of expression as an non-infringing principal of the democracy.

True, 46% of the Danes says that freedom of expression always should be superior to the religious founded rules and traditions.

But a small majority rejects that position, as 42% of the Danes think that "it depends on the situation", and further 8,5% says that freedom of expression "never" should be superior to religious founded rules and traditions.

That is what a poll, carried out by Rambøll Management for Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten, shows.

And then it goes on with what the Danish muslims thinks. It shows that only 10% think that freedom of expression always should be superior to the religious founded rules and traditions. 51% says that freedom of expression "never" should be superior to religious considerations. And it goes on with opinions from different leading persons in media.

Also, the same poll shows that Danes who think it was the right thing to bring the Mohammed drawings has fallen from 57% in March to 47%. Not sure what the written question was about, as it's a little tricky questions if it is formed as it has been written here.

Todays internet polls shows more disturbing things (but these internet polls probably has a big marginal error):

In the question of if it was the right thing for Jyllands-Posten to bring the 12 drawings 2,7% think it was right and 92,7% think it was wrong. But this is a tricky question. However in the question of whether freedom of expression should be superior to the religious founded rules and traditions the poll shows that 9,5% says always, 34,0% says it depends on the situation and whole 50,9% says never.

This is seriously going the wrong way. It's a very dangerous development. This can only be changed if something really BIG happens in Denmark. And that something is probably a major terror-attack, sadly.
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It Doesn’t Add Up

"Few people may have realised that the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has a charitable foundation attached to it."

MCBWatch has watched some of these charities.

"The ease with which the Charity Commission website enables one to examine charity records led us to ask another question. Of the MCB’s 400 or so affiliate organisations, how many have charitable status? Having established that, we could then explore how many of those also had their accounts out of date. The results were extremely interesting."

"The full analysis can be downloaded (as a PDF), but here are just a few examples. The Al-Asr Scholastic Research Establishment (charity number 1050383) has accounts missing for the entire period from 1 April 1997 to 31 March 2005. In similar vein, the Dudley Muslim Association (charity number 1094858) has submitted no accounts since it was registered on 2 December 2002. Even the Muslim Doctors and Dentists Association (charity number 327741), presumably packed with professionals, has five years worth of accounts missing. And so the list goes on: from mosques to schools, charitable trusts to community projects, more than 1 in 3 of MCB affiliates with charitable status have poorly maintained, out of date accounts."

Read the whole story at MCBWatch
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What If Other Religions Had Muslim Values?

Hare Krishnas demand death for non-Krishnas
Car bombs kill 19 Confucians in Singapore

Hare Krishnas demand special food in public schools, demand special Krishna prayer rooms, demand that women students be allowed to wear saris in classes, and demand to serve as chaplains in US armed forces.


Jews Riot Over Pictures of Buddhist Symbol
Demonstrations break out in 25 countries, embassy of Buddhist Thailand burned down, leading rabbi calls for holy war against infidels.

[Jewish religious leaders: "We will accept nothing less than cutting off the heads of the perpetrators!"]
From synagogues in Brooklyn to cities in Israel to Red Square in Moscow to retirement condominiums in Boca Raton, enraged Jews around the world are rioting to protest the use of swastikas on Buddhist temples. The fury is relentless, as Jewish parents are wrapping their children in Korean and Japanese flags before sending them to self-detonate in front of those countries' embassies.

As explained by residents at one Fort Lauderdale senior-care center, "If you thought that the Burger King's defamation against Islam was incendiary, then wait until you see how vengeance is taken against those who display swastikas. Those torchings of Broward County Sushi restaurants were no accident." However, when confronted with evidence that the arson attack might have actually come from these senior residents, he offered a different explanation: "It's against the Jewish religion to harm others. We know for a fact that the Buddhist Secret Service destroyed those restaurants in order to make us look bad."

The Anti-Defamation League National Director, Abraham H. Foxman, was particularly livid. "How dare any false religion display this odious symbol? This is clearly a deliberate and calculated attack on Judaism, and, in the name of G-d, we are declaring a Holy War to the death against these Asian monsters who drink the blood of Jewish infants. G-d be praised, we will destroy every one of you!"

When informed that the swastika symbol predated the Nazis by 6000 years, and that it has also been long-used by Hindus and Jains, as well as among other cultures prior to the rise of the Nazis, Mr. Foxman, enraged, pounded on a table and screamed, "Death to them all, then!" He continued, "There is already precedent for defense against Buddhism, and the world will forget in five minutes anyway."

Jewish religious leaders elsewhere led mobs of fanatical worshippers, chanting: "Off with their heads!" On Red Square in Moscow, Russia, a rabbi leading a thousand-strong street protest stated, "Those Asian sign makers must be cut into as many pieces as the number of signs they produced." A chief rabbi in Munich, Germany, declared: "G-d will accept nothing less than dismemberment, and this is our last word.

In response to these recent outbursts of rage and violence, the U.S. Department of State apologized on behalf of Buddhists worldwide for the "insensitivity in which this symbol has been used", and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged Jewish leaders to accept the State Department's apologies: "I appeal to the Jewish people to accept the apologies, and to forgive the wrong they have suffered."

Meanwhile, CNN declared that "out of respect for the Jewish religion, we will never report on stories from Asia again. There is free speech, and then there is gratuitous provocation. We will always respect the sensitivities of others, and would never broadcast anything with offensive content."


Zoroastrian terrorist leader warns West

Cartoonists who draw unfavorable pictures of the Prophet Zarathustra will be killed; Parsee community demands severe penalties for publications that have run parodies of Zarathustra.

We call on all Zoroastrians everywhere to attack non-Zoroastrian infidels, says Ozama bon Libin, head of Al Qabalah terror group.


Mormon women speak out in favor of female genital mutilation, marriage as young as nine years old, head covering, legal requirement that 2 women are needed to equal the testimony of 1 man in a court of law, and divorce prohibition.

For us, said Phoebe Snow, wearing a head covering or full body cover, is a fashion statement and an expression of Mormon identity. This, in no way, indicates our subservience to Mormon men. Besides, our holy text, the Book of Mormon, was given directly to our Prophet from God and it says that women must do these things.


Baha'i terrorists bomb Berlin commuter trains; 498 killed, thousands injured.

Shouting "Alla-U-Abha," Baha'i zealots attack schools in Tehran demanding that anti-Baha'i teachers should be killed. Wave of kidnappings of Muslim professors in Iran causes concern for officials. Muslim journalists critical of Baha'i religion are intimidated into silence.


Dalai Lama calls for destruction of state of India, says that when the Hindu nation is "erased from the map," the world's problems will come to an end.

Hindus are pigs and apes, says Buddhist leader. We can only tolerate them if they agree to pay a dharma tax and abide by the laws of the Holy Sutra. Hindus may not build new temples , if they try to convert Buddhists they will be put to death. But we are free to convert them.


Christians riot - 20 major US cities ablaze

Release of "Da Vinci Code" ignites massive demonstrations from coast to coast. 14 dead in Atlanta, hundreds injured; Chicago under siege as dozens of movie theaters are burned.

Leading Evangelical offers $ 1,000,000 to anyone who kills Dan Brown. Our Fatwa is the will of God, says James Dobson. leader of "Focus on the Family," terrorist group.

Representatives of Baptists, Pentecostals, Methodists, and other groups, call on Congress to outlaw all movies that insult the Bible. Hundreds of thousands of believers go on rampage in Hollywood, movie goers beaten up.

Tom Hanks shown on "Christian Defenders of Jesus" video. Famous actor is beheaded. Jerry Falwell, head of "Liberty" organization linked to terror groups, praises "resolute action."

Car bombs wreck havoc in Houston as Christian suicide bombers demand the end to infidel occupation of Texas entertainment industry. Blasts rock downtown markets; 48 killed, 231 injured. FBI searches for terrorist leader, Pat Robertson, head of vicious group known as
"Operation Blessing."

Christian charities funnel millions to arms dealers and to outlaw groups that manufacture explosives.

About a dozen Christians in Boston say that Christianity has been hijacked by extremists, that recent events do not show "real Christianity."

C. I. A. R. -Christian Institute for All-out Resistance- files lawsuit against school board for defaming Christianity as violent. Seeks millions in damages. Says school board members will not live long if they do not agree to demands.


Note - All of the above is taken from an e-mail sent to the Worldwide Zionist Conspirators HQ mail box. I have tried my best to keep it as close to the original as possible. Oh, and a big thanks to the reader who sent it in.

(I believe that the articles are all taken from http://www.thepeoplescube.com/)
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CAIR Says We Shouldn't Use The Word Islamofascism

An article titled "How the Right Played the Fascism Card Against Islam" on the Web site of [CAIR] the Council on American-Islamic Relations is highly critical of using the term "Islamofascism."

“Fascism is coming back into fashion, at least in the propaganda wars. For the right, it comes in the shape of a new word: ‘Islamofascism’. That conflates (sic) all the elements into one image: suicide bombs, kidnappings, and the Qur’an; the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan; Iranian clerics and Hitler …

Usage has gathered momentum among commentators and academics who seek a verbal missile to debilitate those who disagree with them. They have adopted it as a sort of Judeo-Christian war cry.

Warning: Bad Language Ahead.

No, you stupid motherfuckers, Islamofascism does not conflate all the elements of Islam into the image of a suicide bomber.

In fact, you stupid motherfuckers, the very reason I use the word Islamofascism is to make a distinction between moderate Muslims and Jihadis.

If there were Christians, or Buddhists going around doing the things your past board members have done (funding terrorism), then I would call them Christians Fascists, and Buddhist Fascists.

Hey CAIR, stop acting stupid. I don't believe you are as stupid as you act. And, the American public doesn't buy your bullshit anyway.

The only people who buy it are the newsmedia, and that isn't because they believe it, but instead, becuase they have an agenda against the Bush Administration.

Fuck you, CAIR.
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Protests In Tehran

There are confirmed reports from inside of Iran about students protesting in and around the University of Tehran, mainly at Kuy-e-Daneshgah where famous protests against the regime were held in July of 1999 and June & July of 2003.

This can be a very important moment. I really think these guys need massive support right now to be able to achieve some thing, at least if we expect the change to come from inside of Iran.

A blogger says there are about 2000 students clashing with the security officers in western parts of Tehran where their campus is located. Many were detained, 40 police officers injured and 200 students wounded. He says, it started by a group of 20-30 students and then more people joined the crowd.

Another blogger reports on the ground in Persian language.

These kids can't do much if they are not supported.

Go read the whole thing.
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