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Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated


Saturday, July 08, 2006

Sign of progress in the middle east


The Hamas-led Palestinian government called for a cease-fire in its violent two-week standoff with Israel but stopped short Saturday of offering to release an Israeli soldier held by Hamas militants. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert rejected the proposal by Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh. Olmert will not agree to a truce until Hamas releases the soldier, officials in Olmert's office said.

Well, well, well.
Perhaps those who think ONE FINE DAY HAMAS will be practical know something. Of course, when weak it is always permissible for a HUDNA.

Earlier, an Israeli Cabinet minister said Israel hopes the fighting, which has killed more than 40 Palestinians and an Israeli soldier, eventually will lead to a broader cease-fire deal.

In fighting Saturday, Israeli troops exchanged fire with Palestinian gunmen, and army bulldozers searched for militants' tunnels near Gaza City. In northern Gaza, tanks pulled out of the town of Beit Lahiya, leaving a wide swath of destruction after trying to carve out a buffer zone against rockets there.

Israel's two-week military campaign, prompted by the abduction of Cpl. Gilad Shalit has put the Hamas government under growing pressure. Israel has arrested several Palestinian Cabinet ministers and Hamas lawmakers.

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Is Islam a Mental Illness?

From The Gathering Storm

Zacarias Moussaoui did not get the death penalty. The jury opted for a life sentence. Was this an opportunity lost to reveal Islam for what it is?

Let’s consider the man – and then his religion.

But first, a digression. I think it was Robert Spencer who has written about this. My apologies to Spencer if I’m wrong. Anyway, the story is correct.

It seems he was in a cab on his way to lecture. The cab was driven by a man who told him he was a Muslim. The cab driver was asked is he believed murdering innocent people was sanctioned by the Koran. The cab driver replied, “No. The Koran does not permit murder.” Then without a pause he added, “Unless they are Jews.”

That tells you something about the mental state of a common follower of Islam. Now, back to Moussaoui.

Confronted with Moussaoui’s freelance rantings and delusions, his defense attorneys had little choice but to take a ‘metal illness’ stand for his defense. Lawyers for Moussaoui are trying to show the jury in the penalty phase of his conspiracy trial that their client suffers from serious mental illness. They claim he is a paranoid schizophrenic.

For proof they say Moussaoui believed President Bush will free him, that the FBI bugged his electric fan, his claim he had nothing to do with 9/11 and then reversed himself and said he was to hijack a fifth jetliner that day and fly it into the White House, he plead guilty early and asked for death and then vowed to fight execution, and his demand that defense lawyers stop filing motions because filing them violated his religion, followed by dozens of motions he filed himself.

Is Moussaoui mentally ill? Or perhaps the very beliefs of his religion makes him so?

Consider this. You’re a psychiatrist speaking with a Muslim. The Muslim claims:

1. He is compelled to repeat the same action every day
2. He overacts to criticism, no matter how minor
3. He thinks everyone hates him

If you were that psychiatrist you would immediately put him on drugs because he was showing signs of obsessive-compulsive behavior, paranoia, and a persecution complex.

Now, let’s look at these metal illnesses as they apply to the practitioners of Islam.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is manifested in a variety of forms, but is most commonly characterized by a subject's obsessive compulsions (tasks or rituals) which attempt to neutralize the obsessions.

Muslims: Are compelled to pray 5 times a day, everyday, for the rest of their lives.

Paranoia is the belief that others are exploiting, or deceiving them, that others may not be loyal or trustworthy, believes there are threats or attacks on their character, bears persistent grudges, sees others as having malevolent intentions toward them, and has a constant habit of blaming others for their problems.

Muslims: The West is waging a Crusade against Islam and they are the cause of their self-made problems.

Persecution complex is when someone is convinced of the validity of their delusions and cannot tolerate criticism of their ideas. Questioning of their beliefs, no matter how trivial, is met with evasiveness, defensiveness, irritability, and hostility.

Muslims: From the triviality of the Mohammed cartoons to books by authors like Robert Spencer, just to list a few, a Muslim’s response is to claim persecution.

Looking at the metal illness of Islam, I’d say Moussaoui’s lawyers had it right. He was mentally ill. But you’d never hear them couch it terms of the belief in Islam.

Too bad. It would have given the world a good object lesson on Islam.

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Proof We Are Winning The Great War On Terror

Reliapundit, the Astute Blogger says we are winning the War on Terror and here's an important piece of evidence. A Kuwaiti paper, Al-Watan, has published an editorial declaring that Hamas bears full responsibility for the recent invasion by Israel of the Gaza territory:


Hamas continued to fire rockets at Israel after Israel voluntarily withdrew from Gaza, al Hashen continued. Therefore, Israel's decision to shell Gaza was "natural."

Al Hashen called on leaders in the Hamas movement to concern themselves with rebuilding Gaza and address the real issues for the Palestinian people.

"Then the 'Summer Rain' will stop falling," he wrote.

We are not only defeating the enemy on the battelfield, we may now be winning the hearts and minds of the Arabs Muslim masses - of everyone on Earth except the jihadists and those on the Left.

More on Kuwait HERE.
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Islamic Human Rights Watch

From Little Green Footballs:

Our friends the Saudis join with the murderous Sudan regime and the murderous Iranian regime and declare that the “human rights” of Muslims must be “safeguarded:” Human rights of Muslims should be safeguarded.

JEDDAH — Saudi Arabia, Iran and Sudan have urged that the rights of Muslims should be safeguarded. In a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s Turki Al Sudairy, Iranian Justice Minister Jamal Karimi-Rad, said that both Iran and Saudi Arabia have a decisive role in the world of Islam, and added that their cooperation and coordination in all affairs contributed to the progress of Muslim countries.

For his part, Al Sudairy declared his approval of Iran’s approach to the issue and said that his country was prepared to pursue the former discussions on legal, judicial and Islamic human rights issues.

A report released by the Public Relations Department of Iran’s Ministry of Justice said that on the sidelines of the First UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva, Karimi-Rad, along with his entourage, also conferred with his Sudanese counterpart Muhammad Ali Al Moradi.

The newly founded United Nations Human Rights Council’s first meeting was attended by high-ranking representatives of more than 100 countries.

Doesn't that just beat all?
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Gaza: "Remember What Happened Here "

Since Israel has pulled out of Gaza, the Palis have not become more peaceful. In fact, after a major concession from the Israelis, they have actually increased their violent attacks on Israel. This article takes a deeper look at what is really going on:

Gaza is freed, yet Gaza wages war. That reveals the Palestinians' true agenda

By Charles Krauthammer

Israel Invades Gaza. That is in response to an attack from Gaza that killed two Israelis and wounded another, who was kidnapped and brought back to Gaza ...which, in turn, was in response to Israel's targeted killing of terrorist leaders in Gaza...Which, in turn, was in response to the indiscriminate shelling of Israeli towns by rockets launched from Gaza.

What is so remarkable about the current wave of violence in Gaza is that the event at the origin of the "cycle" is not at all historical, but very contemporary. The event is not buried in the mists of history. It occurred less than one year ago. Before the eyes of the whole world, Israel left Gaza. Every Jew, every soldier, every military installation, every remnant of Israeli occupation was uprooted and taken away.

How do the Palestinians respond? What have they done with Gaza, the first Palestinian territory in history to be independent, something neither the Ottomans nor the British nor the Egyptians nor the Jordanians, all of whom ruled Palestinians before the Israelis, ever permitted?

On the very day of Israel's final pullout, the Palestinians began firing rockets out of Gaza into Israeli towns on the other side of the border. And remember: those are attacks not on settlers but on civilians in Israel proper, the pre-1967 Israel that the international community recognizes as legitimately part of sovereign Israel, a member state of the U.N. A thousand rockets have fallen since. (Read it all)

Related article:
What explains most of the world's dislike of Israel? The Israel Enigma, by Victor Davis Hanson
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Washington losing confidence in Israel as inexperienced leadership paralyzed by crisis

From Gertz, sub req, excepted:

Israel's new defense minister, Amir Peretz, has no experience in either the military or in government. But he has been thrown into a crisis that could lead to war in the Middle East.


Peretz, a longtime peace activist, has been struggling to contain a growing Palestinian threat that includes daily missile salvos against the Jewish state from the Gaza Strip and the abduction of Israeli civilians and soldiers. A career union activist, Peretz is caught in a vise of military commanders, warning that the nation's deterrence is being eroded, and the United States and the international community, seeking Israeli restraint.

"We have no intention to recapture the Gaza Strip or control the Palestinian population," Peretz said. "We do not want our soldiers running through the alleys of refugee camps between Gaza City and Rafah."

A key question is whether Peretz will agree to a massive ground assault on the Gaza Strip to destroy missile production facilities, insurgency strongholds and the Hamas government. Or, will the military wait for international efforts to free an Israeli soldier abducted by Hamas.

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Japan: Six-party talks on North Korea a waste of time (DUH) - Japan STEPPING UP !

From Gertz, sub req, excerpted

Tokyo does not believe that the six-party talks with North Korea will produce a breakthrough or even pause in Pyongyang’s covert uranium-enrichment program, according to Asian diplomatic sources.
“Negotiations with North Korea are pointless,” said one source. “They can only parrot the official party line.”


North Korea walked away from the talks last year and has refused to return until the United States lifts Treasury Department restrictions on the Macao-based Banco Delta Asia, which was a main conduit for illegal North Korean government money transfers, arms sales and illegal currency counterfeiting.

The sources also said Beijing is not doing enough to help resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. China does not support North Korea’s nuclear arms program but also harbors greater fears that the communist state will collapse, sending hundreds of thousands of refugees into northeastern China. Beijing fears that would lead to instability in an already volatile China.

Japan’s government under Junichiro Koizumi has shifted its stance in favor of Taiwan over the past several years for both political and economic reasons. Economically, Japan remains dependent on the free passage of oil shipments from the Middle East to Japan, with some 90 percent of its oil passing through the Taiwan Strait as part of the 6,000-mile route from the Middle East.

“Japan is so dependent on foreign energy resources that it cannot afford to see Taiwan become hostile,” a second source said.

Tokyo announced publicly for the first time that China’s takeover of Taiwan is a concern.
Japan’s government under Junichiro Koizumi has shifted its stance in favor of Taiwan over the past several years for both political and economic reasons. Economically, Japan remains dependent on the free passage of oil shipments from the Middle East to Japan, with some 90 percent of its oil passing through the Taiwan Strait as part of the 6,000-mile route from the Middle East.

“Japan is so dependent on foreign energy resources that it cannot afford to see Taiwan become hostile,” a second source said.

Tokyo announced publicly for the first time that China’s takeover of Taiwan is a concern.

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What explains most of the world's dislike of Israel?

Have you ever wondered why there is such a discrepancy between the way most of the world treats Israel-- and the way it treats everyone else? Victor David Hanson takes a look at the issue:

The Israel Enigma
By Victor Davis Hanson

What explains most of the world's dislike of Israel?

Since Israeli settlers withdrew from Gaza in 2005, Palestinian terrorists have replied by consistently shooting homemade Qassam rockets at civilian targets inside Israel. Just recently, they've kidnapped a soldier and a hitchhiker (who has been killed) — and promised to do the same to others.

You'd expect these terrorist attacks on Israel to be viewed by responsible nations as similar to the jihadist violence we read about daily around the world — radical Islamists beheading Russian diplomats over Chechnya, plotting to do the same to the Canadian prime minister or threatening murder over insensitive Danish cartoons.

But that isn't the case at all. Israel is always seen as a special exception that somehow deserves what it gets.

Other states can retaliate with impunity, brutally killing thousands of Muslim terrorists, while Israel is condemned when it takes out a few dozen.

When in late 1999 Russians stormed Grozny, thousands of Chechnya Muslims died. Yet the press was mostly silent. Baathist Syria went after the Muslim Brotherhood in 1982, wiping out much of the city of Hama and killing perhaps more than 10,000. Not many U.N. resolutions or international refugee efforts there.

But Israel's 2002 "siege" of the West Bank town Jenin, where less than 80 died on both sides, was evoked as "genocide" by those in the Middle East who often deny the real one that took 6 million Jewish lives.

When Israel retaliates by air to terrorism, it is dubbed a "blitz" by the press — as if it were akin to the Nazis carpet-bombing London.

Israel's border fence is referred to as a "Berlin Wall," but you never hear Egypt's nearby massive concrete barrier to keep Palestinians in Gaza described that way. (Read it all)
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Speaking of the PATH Train/Holland Tunnel and FISA

I cannot help but wonder if the phone data mining and surveillance program was used to bust the killers who were plotting to blow up the Holland Tunnel (and also needed a little time with Archimedes about water levels and flooding).

Which brings me to the real point of this comment.

Europe, those who dislike us out in the world, and many americans have conflated how and when to treat those who plan to attack us as criminals, and when to treat them as prisoners of a new kind of war.

This issue brings out conundrums in freedom of speech, hate speech, and freedom of religion.

In previous times restrictions in war time were about those who opposed a war and were involved by speaking against the administration, opposing the draft, urging desertion and other acts of 'conscience'.

Any president of either party felt that any action he undertook was for the good and safety of the nation and that those who opposed these needed actions were against not HIM but the good and safety of the nation.

Any president. Take your pick. Adams, Lincoln, Jackson, Wilson, FDR, Truman, LBJ, and Bush. The 'worst' in this regard were Wilson and Lincoln (IMHO)..

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Yet Another Catholic Priest Attacked in Turkey

I suspect that we will now see more of Pope Benedict XVI taking on Islam and the conditions of Christians in Muslim lands, especially now that a FOURTH Catholic Priest in just this last year has been attacked (stabbed in this case) in Asia Minor. This is a rising phenomonon amongst Turks, a few having attacked on their own, others in "gangs of youths". Father Andrea Santoro was shot to death in February in his Church while praying by a young man outraged by the Danish MoToons. Another Catholic Priest was burned to death in his Church during "cartoon riots" in Nigeria during that period. Yet the tension in Turkey is rising, with surges in opposition to secularism and attacks on the few religious minorities left in Anatolia. Churches and graves have been vandalized and damaged for decades now, but the vandalism is on the increase. One can only hope that the "Defixiones", or curses promised to anyone disturbing graves left on the graves themselves will do some good. It is no accident that Christians in the region took up the practice of including curses on their tombstones for anyone out to damage the graves.

Here from The Brussels Journal is an excerpt:

"Fr Pierre Brunissen has been savagely knifed in Turkey – the fourth attack on Catholic priests in that country this year. His attacker has apparently complained about Fr Brunissen’s missionary activities. It is unlikely that Fr Brunissen was, in fact, proselytizing — the Catholic Church is not especially active in missionary work in Muslim nations, for the simple reason that it’s generally a swift road to death for both converter and the converted. Muslim orthodoxy prescribes death for the apostate.....

.....The grim catalogue of assaults on clerics betrays a resurgent paranoia within Turkish society – a paranoia that does not sit well with that nation’s pretenses to membership in “Europe”:

* The first priest attacked this year – and the only one to die thus far – was Fr Andrea Santoro. He was shot in the heart this past February with a 9mm pistol by a Muslim youth angry over the infamous Danish cartoons in an act of “religious revenge.” Fr Santoro died while praying in his church in Trabzon (itself ancient Trebizond): the killer yelled “Allahu akbar,” before firing twice into the priest’s back.

* Mere days after Fr Santoro’s murder, Fr Martin Kmetec, a Slovene Franciscan, was beaten in the Aegean port city of Izmir – former Smyrna – by a gang of youths angry (again!) over the infamous Danish cartoons. According to press reports, they seized him by the throat and shouted, “We will make you all die!”

* The next month, Capuchin priest Fr Hanri Leylek was threatened by a knife-wielding youth in the same city of Mersin that Fr Santoro perished in. The assailant, one Erdal Gurel, forced his way into the parish convent, yelling insults against Christianity and telling the priest, “You are not a human being! I will violate your mother, your sisters, your children.”

Another link to this story is here: Asia News with some good update links. The numbers vary depending on who I read, some claiming three attacks rather than four. But the general message is the same. In stark contrast to the tourism department of Turkey, whose slogan is "Turkey Welcomes You", I'm always forced to ask, "Oh, really?"
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Friday, July 07, 2006

New York Train Tunnel Plot Compromised By NYT Leak

Apparently, that is the case. It seems the FBI had to close in on the Jihadis earlier than they normally would have as a result of the New York Time SWIFT program leak:

Two law enforcement sources told FOX News, however, that the main target was the underground PATH train system that connects New York and New Jersey. Other transport systems are said to have been considered by the plotters, but they showed the most interest in the PATH trains.

The planning was not far along, one U.S. official said, but authorities “take aspirations of that sort seriously.”

It is not clear whether this case was one of several our sources claim they discussed in general terms with the New York Times, and which Treasury and Justice told the Times would be endangered if it went public with the SWIFT program. It appears the arrest of the plotter in Lebanon took place before the SWIFT story was leaked.

But another DOJ source added something interesting to the mix: “If you go back and look at some of our more successful anti-terrorism cases, they have focused on taking down entire networks. How do we do that? From the inside, peeling off a lead actor, turning him and using him to keep the plot moving forward so we can trace everyone else, the money, the accounts, the weapons dealers, everyone. I’ll just note that we weren’t able to do that with this case and leave it at that. We could have, but we weren’t able to. You’ll have to do the math for the Times.”
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Dry Bones Hit Us Over The Head

Mad Magazine cartoonist, and fellow counter-Jihadi, Yaakov Kirschen kicks butt. His blog is called Dry Bones.

In this cartoon, he expertly sums up not only the situation in Israel, but the nature of Jihadi thinking as well.
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Sweden Sentences Man for Forcing FGM on His Daughter

Finally, a sentence handed down for a European Muslim parent who took his daughter out of the country for a clitoridectomy. These laws have been on the books for over two decades in some cases, but are widely ignored throughout European countries by the authorities. This, from the Brussels Journal:

Swedish Citizen Sentenced for Clitoridectomy
From the desk of Filip van Laenen on Thu, 2006-07-06 11:23
Female circumcision or clitoridectomy (removal of the clitoris) is a form of genital mutilation that is practised mostly in Islamic countries in East Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Last week, on the same day that nine Muslims were sentenced in Denmark for murdering a female family member in a so-called “honour killing,” a court in Göteborg in neighbouring Sweden, sentenced a 41-year old Swedish citizen, Ali Elmi Hayow, to four years’ imprisonment for the genital mutilation of his daughter. He also has to pay her 346,000 Swedish kronor (€37,300; $46,000; £26,000) in damages.

This is the first conviction in Sweden since the country prohibited clitoridectomy in 1982. In 1999 Sweden also outlawed taking children abroad for the mutilation. The maximum penalty for female genital mutilation (FGM) is ten years’ imprisonment. Hayow, a Somali immigrant, had his daughter, his eldest child, mutilated in Somalia.

Continue reading (this truly makes me sick, what this man did) at: The Brussels Journal
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Storm Track Disinformation: The Semantics of This War

From The Gathering Storm

“If you can’t identify your enemy, how can you defeat him?”

How many times have we heard that from the starboard side of the bloggesphere? And yet there is still much confusion not only by the average Joe but also from bloggers too. Even President Bush has made two grave mistakes with his regrettable mislabeling of this global war between civilizations as a weapon and tactic (the War on Terror) and his repeated statements of how we must “bring to justice’ the ground troops of our enemy.

I cringe every time I hear Bush say that we must bring the terrorists to justice which feeds right into the hands of the Left and anti-war crowd who see this world war as simply a police action that must be addressed in the courts and which had led to the recent Supreme Court decision that Bush did not have the lawful authority to hold military Tribunals.

We are in this muddied mess because we don’t have the proper definitions and semantic tools to understand who our enemy is.

Though better bloggers than myself have tired endlessly to educate both Muslims and non-Muslims to the threat of the enemy confronting us, we throw words around like, terrorists, jihadists, Muslims, Islam, etc, without an attempt at organizing our thinking about this war and perhaps even help those that are leading it on our side to better understand exactly who the enemy is so we can confront and defeat it.

Militant Islam is waging a global war to dominate the world. That most people agree on. But who is the face of militant Islam? Is every Muslim out to kill or subjugate non-Muslims? Or do they just want to practice their religion in peace as the claim. If we are not at war with over billion Muslims worldwide, then who is the enemy?

Here’s what I feel should be the semantic tools we should use in understanding who that enemy is and thus be able to identify them and mount a proper defense and offense. I’ll use a recent ideological battle we have waged as an example because our enemy, like every enemy before, also wants to advance an ideology.

The recent example is Communism. Like any ‘ism’, it’s and ideology. But the our enemy in the Cold War were not the Poles or the Hungarians or the Albanians or the Bulgarians or the Ukrainians or any other country or peoples who were part of the Eastern Communist Block. Not even the Russian people. The Cole War was a struggle against Communism.

It’s the same for militant Islam, defined as an ideology of advancing the beliefs and doctrines of Islam and establishing them throughout the world. We are not at war with Muslims but with an ideology held by some Muslims. That ideology is Islamism. Those that believe in Islamism and seek to advance its agenda are called Islamists. Islamists come in two flavors – the violent kind (terrorists and jihadists) and the non-violent kind who seek to advance their agenda through the lawful means of intimidation, infiltration, and disinformation.

If we are to fight and win this war that was thrust upon us, we need to identify that enemy and its comprehensive strategy that go far beyond that of terrorism. We need to come to agreement of the semantics of this war so that we can act as one voice with a comprehensive understanding of what we are confronting and have plans on how to confront it when appears.

I’d like to hear other thought on t is matter and maybe some kind of semantic guide that we can use in opposition to the instructional guides that the EU, UN and western nations are using to try and ‘understand’ what they are confronting and how to confront it.

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A Sobering Observation

S. Prasadh writes about the inability of Muslims to assimilate in India. He has a sobering observation:

Muslims appear to consider patriotism as Najis. Recently Indian Muslims issued a fatwa against the national song of India. A simple event that underlines that even after a millennia in India, the Indian Muslims are Muslims first and perhaps Indians second. This may provide an inkling how long the Westerners may have to wait before the Muslims will assimilate or integrate.

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Apocalyptic signals from Iran worry U.S. intelligence

The U.S. intelligence community has not been surprised by Iran's refusal to respond to a Western incentive package to suspend its uranium enrichment. Intelligence sources said Iran, following North Korea's model, intends to delay any response or negotiations for as long as possible.
The European Union and the United States demanded that Iran reply to the Western incentive package of nuclear technology, fuel and aircraft by June 29. But Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said Teheran would submit an answer by Aug. 22.

The U.S. intelligence community has been trying to figure out why Ahmadinejad chose that date. Sources said the community was stumped until some Islam experts translated the Gregorian date to that of the Muslim calendar.

Then came the surprise that has the intelligence community worried.

Aug. 22 corresponds to Rajab 27 on the Muslim calendar. The date is called Lailat Al Israa, when Mohammed ascended to heaven from the Al Aqsa mosque to receive the five daily prayers. Later, Al Aqsa came to represent Jerusalem.

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An Immodest Proposal: Steal Their Women

I believe that in war, if you watch your enemy's behavior with discerning, he will tell you how to beat him. That which most frightens your enemy is buried at the heart of that which gets him the most angry. That which most frightens him is his Achilles Heel. If you can discover what it is that most frightens your opponent, then you know how to beat him.

One of the greatest things about our Islamofascist enemies is they are simply incapable of shutting their mouths. They talk and talk and talk and talk, and in talking they tell us everything we need to know.

So, what is it that gets our cute little Islamofascist enemies the most angry? What makes them burn with a white-hot rage? What is it that will set them into a worldwide temper tantrum of rioting and murder?


It has been noted that the Islamic world is an Honor/Shame culture. If they are not being honored, they feel they are being shamed. The egos of Islamofascists are particularly fragile. And, of course, insulting their prophet and humiliating Allah does get them very angry.

But really, all that serves to do is expose them. When we draw cartoons of Mohammed with a bomb in his turban, yes, then the Islamofascists fly into a tantrum and reveal themselves for the childish morons that they are. But, in the practical world, it does little to help us win the war, other than to make more Westerners aware of how unreasonable they really are.

So, we need to understand how to truly humiliate our enemy. What humiliation is so utterly horrible to those darling little Islamofascists that the very thought will render them a quivering gelatinous mass in a puddle of its own urine and feces?

The Islamofascist mental universe is basically the world of the pre-game football locker room metality writ large. If one wants to understand what will anger and, ultimately, humiliate the Islamofascists, one need only think of what would start a fight in a locker room. What gets testosterone-charged men really angry and/or humiliated?

1) Being called a fag, or having one's manhood called into question.
2) Having one's mother insulted.
3) Having one's girlfriend insulted, violated, or stolen.

Sure, we could sit around and play the dozens with the Islamofascists from here to eternity, and believe me it would be a riot, but the truth is, the real insult to their manhood has to be performed on the battlefield. That's where we will ultimately demonstrate what a pathetic bunch of pussies they really are.

But, there's something else we can do right now which would drive a stake right through their sad, shriveled hearts; Steal Their Women.

"Steal their women?!?" you say. Pastorius, are you crazy? What are we, a barbarian culture, reducing women to chattel and servitude? Are we to act in ways which would make us no better than the Islamofascists?

No, we are better than that, and that's exactly why we can steal their women, and their women will actually be happy about it.

Here's my idea:

We put out an announcement across Iraq and Afghanistan that any woman who wants to escape from the slavery of the burqa and Sharia need only present herself to an American official (soldier, or member of the government) and request asylum. She will be whisked away from her former life and brought to America, where she will receive a free education, free housing, and an opportunity at life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

She will not be allowed to bring her husband, son, or father, or any male family member. This is an opportunity which is only open to those women whose servitude is so painful that they are willing to completely sever ties with their old selves, or should I say, lack of selves.

I call this "An Immodest Proposal" because I want to be clear that I am serious as hell, and that this idea is not proposed in the tradition of Jonathan Swift's satire. I believe this idea is not only a strategically sound way to beat our enemy, but also a just and compassionate way to help the women of the Islamic world who are locked up in the ideological slavery of Sharia.

This idea, if implemented successfully will shatter the fragile egos of the Islamofascists precisely because it goes to the heart of male identity. Men, more than anything, want to believe they can take care of their women. If they find that they are unable to, they feel they have been judged to be useless and impotent human beings. A man who believes himself to be useless and impotent is a defeated warrior.

The booty of American military conquest is more free, productive and happy people. Let's keep in that tradition and free the slaves of the Middle East.
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From the French Eurabian front

Galliawatch reports on something that has hardly been reported (if at all) and by rights should be the centre of a national scandal and international contemplation: With the victories of the French national football team as a pretext, those famous french 'youths' made a big nuisance of themselves all over France.
"At the end of the game, there was like an explosion. Fights broke out immediately at the Bastille, at Nation, at République, and at Bercy. The police told us about the riots, the firemen brought us victims, three or four at a time. 'We try to get them as quickly as possible, so that they aren't attacked again while waiting for help to arrive,' said a fire captain. One policeman said he could no longer control anything in the corridor between Place de la République and Place de la Bastille. There weren't enough men. Around 2:00 a.m. we began to see wounds from knives, scissors, paper-cutters, screwdrivers...

"We had never seen so much happen in one night. Their faces painted in red, white and blue, the victims were stripped of their belongings. A father was brutalized in front of his children by a gang: 'I had wanted to show them the celebration. They love the French team.' The festivities became a gigantic confrontation, any pretext was used to attack someone. We even had one person wounded by a blow with an axe! Another person cried out 'Vive la France!' and was beaten up and forced to shout out the name of another country. In the eyes of the victims, this violence changed from red, white and blue to red and black.
There's much more to read. Head on over.

(crossposted at Klein Verzet)
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A Respectful Bow To A Real Moderate Muslim Group

I have added the Institute for the Secularization of Islamic Society to our blogroll. You can read their Mission Statement here. And, while that is impressive, it is their position on women which really wins me over. Here is an excerpt from a position paper, which appears on their website, called Islam And Women's Rights:

As many Western and Eastern apologists for Islam repeatedly tell us that what is happening to women in the so -called Islamic countries is not according to real Islam, and that real Islam is egalitarian, I mainly refer to the Koran. Laws about women are the most cruel, inhumane and cunning aspects of the Koran and Islamic Shari'a.

The rigid laws of Islam have deprived half of the population of their basic human rights. The male is in charge of the female: Koran 4:34, and the subjugated half is led to believe, through Islamic teachings, that the supremacy of the man is the will of Allah, and it has been predestined for women to live as submissive, obedient wives.

They are forced to accept that women are inferior to men, that their testimony is equal to only half that of the man, that they should inherit one - half of the male share, that Allah doesn't want to see any women unveiled, that she may not conserve with men except her father, or her brother.

The proper job and position for women is taking care of home, children and to be a housewife. The majority of Muslim women are brought up with theconviction that it is Allah's command for them to be under male dominance and their fates are interwoven with that of men.

In the Koran there are four so called neutral verses where women are considered equal to men (at least not demeaning towards women); to which apologists for Islam refer us repeatedly. Here are those:

3: 195 "Their Lord responded to the: "I never fail to reward any worker among you for any work you do, be you male or female, you are equal to one another¦."

4: 124 "As for those who lead a righteous life, male or female. While believing, they enter paradise; without the slightest injustice"

16: 97 "Anyone who works righteousness, male or female, while believing, we will surely grant them a happy life in this world, and we will surely pay them their full recompense for their righteous works."

40: 40 "Whoever commits a sin is required for just that, and whoever works righteousness - male or female - while believing, these will enter paradise wherein they receive provision without any limits."

In opposition to above four so-called neutral verses, there are hundreds of versed that deliberately defame and dehumanise women:

An-Nisa 4: 34 "As to those women On whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill -conduct, admonish them (first), (next) refuse to share beds, (and Last) beat them (lightly); but if they return to obedience, seek not against them means (of annoyance): For God is Most High, Great (above you all)"

Al - Baqara 2: 223 "Your women are a tilt for you (to cultivate) so go to your tilt as ye will, and send (good deeds) before you for your souls, and fear Allah, and know that ye will (one day) meet Him. Give glad tidings to believers, (o Mohammad)"

Al - Baqara 2: 222 "They questioned thee (O Mohammad) concerning menstruation, Say it is an illness, so let women alone at such times and go not unto them till they are cleansed."


Veiling (hijab)

One of the most misogynist Islamic laws with respect to women is the requirement for complete veiling (hijab) in accordance with koranic tenets. The wearing of the veil was instituted by Mohammad in the early days of Islam. Within about one hundred years of his death, the institution of veiling and seclusion had been spread all over the Middle East. One and a half centuries after his death, the system was fully established.

The effect of all kinds of veils is the same, the woman is rendered anonymous, a non -person ...

Why is Islam so obsessed with keeping men and women part? Why have Islam gone to such great lengths to maintain control over women?

The main reason for hijab is the need for controlling women's sexuality. Veiling internalises the Islamic notion in women that they belong to an inferior sex, and that they are sex objects. It teaches them to limit their physical movements and their free behaviour. Veiling is a powerful tool to institutionalise women's segregation and to implement a system of sexual apartheid.

Go read the whole thing.

This is exactly the kind of Moderate Muslim organization that is needed for a true reformation of Islam.
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7 July 2005, London ... why?

A year ago today Islam struck London. Devout jihadist Muslims motivated by their religious beliefs killed 52 member of civilization going about their daily lives in peace. This event is still not understood. There is speculation that Al Qaeda was involved as if this explains something important. It does not

Myth #1: It’s all about bin Laden. This was initially the view given by the administration after 9/11 and still held by Bush’s critics. It’s not Islam, we are told, but an evil extremist. But the only thing that bin Laden did was form an umbrella group that combined existing independents under one roof and finance them with his trust fund. Even Kalid Sheik Mohammad was in operation before going to bin Laden for support. Thus, 9/11 would have still happened even without bin Laden. So called “free radicals” came before Al Qaeda. It was Islam that motivated them. Bin Laden remains, first and foremost, an important symbol.

Myth #2: The extremists are shunned by the vast majority. The London bombings still are widely respected among British Muslims even if not a majority. However, bin Laden is still one of the most respected Muslims in the Islamic world, often by the majority of some Islamic nations. (Near bottom of the Pew Center report.)

Myth #3: It’s a reaction to our “aggressive” policies. The Islamic Revival is driven by internal forces to Muslim societies. It has been unfolding for more than 50 years and will continue despite our efforts. We see attacks on non-Muslims in India, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Russia, Israel, Turkey, Nigeria, the Balkans, Chechnya, … indeed, wherever Muslims are found. It is perceived weakness, not aggression, that emboldens the jihadist. China has the least problem with their Muslims.

Myth #4: This is new to Islam. History shows otherwise.

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Rorke's Drift, Afghanistan, Carry On !

Eight British soldiers battle with 1,200 Taleban at 'Camp Incoming'

Our correspondent joins the training squad who are under fire daily at their outpost

The view from the tiny British outpost above the town of Tangye in northern Helmand province was picture perfect.

A river snaked its way through a gorge, the sun shimmered off the water and beyond the town of mud-brick houses lay the blue waters of the Kajaki reservoir.

But the illusion of calm was shattered by gunfire at 9.00am yesterday. “It’s a bit early for playtime,” quipped Sergeant-Major Karl Brennan, 35, a barrel-chested Yorkshireman, as he and his seven collegues rushed to the perimeter wall.

Through their gunsights they could see Taleban fighters attacking the last town in the district still loyal to the Kabul Goverment — a town whose nearby hydro-electric dam provides most of southern Afghanistan’s power.

One group of Taleban fighters was battling pro-government militiamen on the edge of Tangye. A second group, hidden behind a rocky outcrop, was using mortars and machineguns to attack an Afghan police compound on a hill overlooking our own position. The police were retaliating with an old Russian anti-tank gun.

“If we lose that hill we are in big trouble,” said Captain Chris Woodward, 28. “They would have a direct view on our camp.”

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One Year Ago

Today is the one-year anniversay of the London Bombings. Despite evidence to the contrary, many government officials and some terrorism experts have indicated that the attacks on London were not the work of Al Qaeda.

In "Al-Qaeda, Still in Business," a commentary in the July 2, 2006 edition of the Washington Post, Peter Bergen presents a different analysis....

In the long run, it doesn't much matter if what the 7/7 terrorists did to London a year ago was specifically the work of Al Qaeda, although Mr. Bergen makes the case for those attacks having been the proxy work of Bin Laden. "Free radicals" plot and act upon the same ideology. Furthermore, the hordes of "moderate" Muslims have not rushed forward to "take back" their faith. Why is that?

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IDF reenters Gaza

Here's the rundown on what's been going on so far:

The army retakes the remains of three abandoned Jewish villages in northern Gaza:
Israeli forces on Thursday took over the remains of three abandoned Jewish settlements in northern Gaza and clashed with gunmen on the outskirts of a Palestinian town, carving out a temporary buffer zone to prevent Palestinian militants from firing rockets at Israeli towns and cities.

The move marked an expansion of Israel's largest operation in Gaza since Israel's withdrawal from the coastal territory nearly a year ago. At least six Palestinians were killed in fighting Thursday.

Officials decided to step up the offensive, launched last week in response to the capture of an Israeli soldier, after Palestinian militants from the ruling Hamas party fired two upgraded rockets into the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon. No one was hurt, but the rockets were the first to reach the city of 110,000, infuriating Israeli leaders.
There was also an airstrike:
An Israeli aircraft attacked a group of Palestinian militants in southern Gaza on Thursday, killing two people and wounding several others, witnesses said.

The army confirmed it had carried out an airstrike in Khan Younis after Israeli forces were attacked with seven anti-tank missiles and a rocket.

Palestinian hospital officials said two people were killed. Islamic Jihad said one of the dead belonged to the militant group.

An AP photographer said civilians appeared to be among the wounded, but there was no immediate confirmation from hospital officials.

Militants gathered around the area after the airstrike, taking up positions with grenade launchers.
Let us be clear here. Just like the US army doesn't concern itself in wartime with civilian casualties, neither should Israel's army. And if any of those "civilians" are among the Islamofascists who support the PLO/Hamas, I can't say I'm sorry for any of them.

Former IDF chief of staff Moshe Yaalon says that Ariel Sharon's "disengagement" from Gaza was the disaster it is, and was designed to save him from legal problems:
Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Moshe Yaalon, IDF Chief of Staff until the implementation of the Gaza withdrawal, says that the entire Disengagement was conceived to save PM Sharon from legal troubles.

“The Disengagement was not the result of thorough strategic analysis, but the result of [then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s] political distress," Yaalon said in an interview to be published in full in Haaretz this weekend. “It was a disengagement from reality and a disengagement from the truth."

Though such a claim has been made in the past, including by two prominent journalists Ofer Shelah and Raviv Drucker in their book Boomerang, this is the first time an official who was privy to the Sharon regime from the inside has cited such motives.

"The process created an illusionary hope," Yaalon said, "which was not planned strategically and practically. The Disengagement was mainly a media spin. Those who initiated it and lead it lacked the strategic, security, political and historical background. They were image counselors and spin doctors. These people put Israel into a virtual spin, disconnected from reality, using a media spin campaign which is imploding before our eyes."

"There is no doubt that the Disengagement failed,” Yaalon said. The entire withdrawal and expulsion of 10,000 Jewish residents from Gaza and northern Samaria “was an internal Israeli game that ignored what's going on outside Israel.”

The former Chief of Staff does not accept the argument that because polls have shown a broad section of the Israeli public wanted to leave Gaza, it was the right thing to do. "The Israeli public backed the Disengagement because it was blinded and drugged and because it really wanted to free itself from the burden of the conflict and divide the land. But we have to understand that although we are trying to shake the Palestinians off our backs, they refuse to get off our backs and stab us instead. We shouldn't fool ourselves. We live in the Middle East. We cannot barricade ourselves behind walls and fences. There is no such thing as unilateralism. Even when we refuse to talk with our neighbors there is interaction with them.”
Similar problems are present today in Europe, where you have Islamofascists who're interested in nothing more than living as parasites, under the favoratism of corrupt government officials who give them all the welfare checks they can get.
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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Church of England to Ban St. George

As I have already noted, St. George is now Politically Incorrect in England. The C of E should go the whole nine yards and declare themselves Moslems, anything less would be insensitive and might hurt the inner child feelings of the Religion of Narcissism:

But the Church of England is considering rejecting England's patron saint St George on the grounds that his image is too warlike and may offend Muslims.

The scheme, to be considered by the Church's parliament, the General Synod, has met a cautious but sympathetic response from senior bishops.

If St Alban replaced St George, the red cross on a white background would have to be replaced as England's flag by Alban's symbol, a diagonal yellow cross on a blue background that bears a strong similarity to St Andrew's cross, the flag of Scotland.

The proposal has been put forward by the Rev Philip Chester, vicar of St Matthew's, Westminster, who has called the use of St George as patron saint 'dotty'.

George has become unfashionable among politicians and bureaucrats. His saint's day, April 23, has no official celebration in England, and councils have banned the St George flag from their buildings and vehicles during the World Cup.

In the article there is no mention of who these cowards are trying to appease, as if that were necessary. How long before the people of the West realize that their "leaders" and "elites" are determined to sell out their civilization to the barbarians?

Hat tip: Armitas

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Storm Track Infiltration: I Pledge Allegiance to the Ummah

From The Gathering Storm

I’ve written several times how true Muslims owe their allegiance not to the nation they live in but to the nation of Islam – the ummah.

But our political leadership just can’t seem to understand that and when a terrorist plot enfolds, they scratch their knobby little heads and wonder why such nice young boys – and girls – should want to blow up their fellow citizens and neighbors. And when they do the apologist and appeasers come out of the woodwork and state that it has nothing to do with Islam.

Even a quote from an average Muslim in Britain can not wake the free world from its self-induced slumber.

From the Guardian. Another example of a Muslim owing allegiance to the ummah and not his country. This one – disgusting.

“The family of the first British Muslim soldier to be killed in the "war on terror" were forced to hit back yesterday against extremist claims that he was a "home-grown terrorist". Within hours of news of the death of Lance Corporal Jabron Hashmi, 24, in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, a website run by the extremist group al-Ghurabaa posted a picture of the young soldier surrounded by flames. The group condemned L/Cpl Hashmi, who was in the Intelligence Corps, as a home-grown terrorist for serving with the British army in Afghanistan, adding: "Unlike members of al-Qaida, he took a salary for his terror."

Then this from a Muslim in Britain which shows the real root of the problem with Muslims and Islam.

"I don't see how any Muslim can be in the British army, not with all the shit that's happening in Muslim countries. It doesn't make sense. It's not right. There's no space for Muslims in the army," said a 25-year-old who would only give his name as Saleem. "Of course it's a tragedy and I feel for them [his family]. But what was he doing over there? He was an Asian dude fighting a white man's war. Basically, we can't be like the goreh [white people] and they can't be like us."

But maybe, just maybe the infidels are starting to get a clue.

“Tony Blair vented his frustration at Britain's Muslim community yesterday, saying its leaders had to do more to attack not just the extremists' methods, but their false sense of grievance about the west. He told the Commons liaison committee that too many Muslim leaders gave the impression that they understood and sympathised with the grievances, an attitude that ensured the extremists would never be defeated. Mr Blair insisted government alone could not root out extremism. He was responding to criticisms, some from some Muslim Labour MPs, that the government's drive to integrate the Muslim community after the July 7 bombings last year was dissipating into a public relations exercise.

Well, I have a suggestion for the ‘integration’ of Muslim into British society – teach them that they are British first, and Muslims second and that they owe their allegiance to England and not the ummah. And this should be taught first in the mosques.

But that would be apostasy and never be accepted by the inmans and clerics whose objective is to turn England and the free world into worldwide Islamic state headed by their beloved Caliphate.

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Analysis of the Dutch Governmental Collapse from Snouck

For those of you wondering what exactly has been going on with the collapse of the government in The Netherlands, I rather like and recommend this post by fellow Dutch blogger Snouck. This is a beautifully written, concise, and rather humorous account of the matter:

"Okay. All you watchers of the news in The Netherlands must have noticed that the government has fallen.

So what happened?

1. Leftist Nova television program broadcast a special on Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the religion basher from Somalia. Ayaan had been lying in order to obtain asylum status. Just as an estimated 95 percent of the asylum seekers.
2. Iron Rita Verdonk revoked the citizenship of Ayaan Hirsi Ali. In 24 hours. This implied that Dutch parliament had a non-dutch national in its midst, which made void all its deliberations in the past 3 years. Totally radical, dude!
3. The political class went ape. The "Left" demanded the resignation of Iron Rita and the "Right", the government, frantically tried to find a way to get out of crossfire.

4. The government consists of 3 parties. Liberal-Conservatives (VVD), Christian Democrats (CDA) and the Democrats '66 (D66). This last party is both left and right and is in fact the rudiments of a party based on a personality, who has left the national political scene due to age, drink and general fatness.
5. D66 just had seen a leadership battle between someone who won (otherwise unimportant so I won't distract you with his name) and Lousewies van der Laan, daughter of a Dutch career diplomat. Lousewies is a VERY ambitious member of the international political class. She lost the struggle for leadership of her party and was already making plans to go back to Brussels to interfere in peoples lifes from the lofty heights of the European Parliament. She was full of spite and the spirit of revenge. Hell hath no etcetera etcetera etcetera.
6. Verdonk had just lost the leadership battle of the Liberal-Conservative VVD against Mark Rutte. She was breathing fire. As usual, only more so.

7. The economy is picking up in a big way in The Netherlands after a very bad crash in 2000. This is good news for the rightwing coalition. They now would enter the time to harvest. They want to stay in power.

8. In order to cover her behind Verdonk demanded Aayaan to eat humble pie and sign a statement to the effect that Verdonk never did anything wrong when she declared Ayaan not a Dutch citizen. The statement said also that Ayaan had not lied about the name she gave to the Dutch authorities, as had been alleged, because according to Somali Family Code Ayaan was entitled to carry that name. That is so rich."

Read the rest at Snouck Hurgronje
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And These Are Just the First Five…

A friend of mine sent me this today.

The first five
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The Erasure of Harry Truman and FDR

I have gone on many times about the descent of the Democratic party from one of national dominance for having both stood up for the 'common' working man, and stood up unblanchingly for american interest in the world.

This is not a clean business on either side. FDR both saved the nation in 1932 and held Somoza's hand as "our SOB", as well as Stalin's when necessity commanded. He also attempted to change by fiat and statute the Supreme Court from 9-13 justices.

Harry Truman killed segregation in the armed forces, saved millions by unflinchingly using nuclear weapons, and then chose the wrong side in Southeast Asia, and tried to nationalize the steel industry in the midst of both a strike and the Korean War.

No president is perfect. Just imagine if the present occupant of 1600 Pa. Ave had attempted these actions.
Yet these men are certainly among the greatest presidents, and greatest democrats in history.

Today the democratic party is trying to extinghuish the last of it's men who fall into that category of democrat. They have been dwindling. From Hubert Humphrey through today.....

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For Our New Readers

For those visiting this site for the first time, I’d recommend background reading to understand what we are talking about and why. A good place to start is the recently published best-seller Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam by Robert Spencer. (Also consider IBA’s resident author: Mark Alexander.) I list other books here.

Articles can barely do justice to the topic and counter the vast misinformation already disseminated by political hacks. But they might suggest that there is another side of the story missed by the Mainstream Media and partisan academic pseudo-scholars. I ask my fellow bloggers to suggest their favorite single intro in the comments section. My own very brief summary with hyperlinks.

For daily news and commentary Jihad Watch is the gold standard. For a great Internet round-up see Islamic Evil, which reminds me … why the double standard in today’s discourse?

Of course, check out the individual websites listed on the right. Each contributor has a unique emphasis and we don’t always agree. As always we know learning about a foreign culture, people, and religion requires a considerable amount of thought over a long period. We challenge you to go beyond the superficial clichés in the popular media.

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Muslim Intellectual Calls for 'Protestant Islam'


Dr. Bassam Tahhan, a Syrian-born French professor of Arabic literature, teaches at the prestigious Henri IV secondary school in Paris and is an expert on the Koran. In his numerous lectures and interviews, he advocates "Protestant Islam," which he defines as Islam that allows freedom of thought and permits questioning the Sunna, abrogating hadiths not grounded in the Koran, and reinterpreting the Koran in light of modern values. Tahhan recently attended a UNESCO conference on human rights in Morocco, where he gave the following interview to the independent French-language Moroccan daily Telquel: [1]
"To Be a Rationalist is to Acknowledge That the Orthodox Approach is Fundamentally Wrong"

Telquel: "You characterize yourself as one who interprets the Koran rationally. What do you mean by that?"

Tahhan: "To read the Koran rationally is to accept that the Koran is open [to interpretation] and has many meanings. The tradition regards the Koran as one-dimensional and fixed. This approach is not rationalist. To be a rationalist is to accept that each era, with its [particular] methods and discoveries, presents its own reading of the Koran, and this is the way it will be until the end of days. To be a rationalist is to acknowledge that the orthodox approach is fundamentally wrong since it does not accept the multiplicity of readings."

Telquel: "You are one of a handful of experts around the world on the different versions of the Koran. How did you come to have a passion for this topic?"

Tahhan: "Let me remind you of a historical fact that is accepted by all. In the year 901 - an unfortunate year for Muslims - a Muslim qadi named Ibn Mujahid canonized [one version of] the Koran. Before that, there were many different versions of the Koran, and this did not upset the good Muslims!"

Examining the Different Versions of the Koran Reveals "Its WideRange of Possible Meanings"

Tahhan: "Today, Muslim thought evolves within a very rigid framework, namely the framework of the Shari'a. I, on the other hand, refer to the sacred scriptures. Specifically, I allow myself to draw upon the various [versions of the] 'sacred scriptures,' since there are many of them. This is a fact. In order to see this, one must merely read the chapter Kutub Al-Masahif ('The Books of the Koran') in Ibn Nadim's book Al-Fihrist. Ibn Nadim enumerates several versions of the Koran which were not recognized by the Caliphs. He explicitly refers to mushaf al-rasul (the Prophet's Koran)! Remember that, ever since the Koran was canonized, we have been referring to Mushaf 'Uthman ['Uthman's version of the Koran].

"The German orientalist Theodor Noeldeke wrote several volumes on the history of the various Korans. Today the Arabic translation of his book is being circulated in secret. Jews and Christians readily accept the different versions of their sacred scriptures. Why shouldn't we? When you examine the different versions from different perspectives - sociological, philosophical, juridical and linguistic - you reveal the Koran's wide range of possible meanings. This breathes new life into [the Koran], instead of petrifying it for all time!"

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East Lansing - Letter to Ed. "They should know they can embrace Islam, but cannot get out"

Moderate muslims? Sure, but they have be APOSTATES. Otherwise the Quran and Hadiths are a complete conscience substitution set

Via Jihadwattch
Islam or death

I read Le Roy Barnett's letter ("Muslims, speak up," June 26) about Muslims' opinion on Abdul Rahman's conversion to Christianity.

Islam is not only a religion, it is a complete way of life. Islam guides Muslims from birth to grave. The Quran and prophet Muhammad's words and practical application of Quran in life cannot be changed.


Islam is a guide for humanity, for all times, until the day of judgment. It is forbidden in Islam to convert to any other religion. The penalty is death. There is no disagreement about it.

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Islam Celebration Starts. Tommorow Anniversary of July Bombings

Check out The IslamExpo blog for more info. The BBC have already kicked off their coverage. Of course they didn't mention that this "Expo" was costing London tax payers £200,000. I'm sure they would have if it was some Christian event, but there you go.

Quite unsurprisingly, a number of terrorist supporters are speaking at the event, including Hamas' envoy, Azzam Tamimi, will be making an appearance.

[Cross posted at Drunken]
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DETROIT -If morally supporting Hizballah is a crime, "there is not going to be enough buses to haul the people out and take them


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Probes of links to Hizballah grow
Inside the Dearborn banquet hall, Lebanese Americans gazed at flat-screen televisions that flashed video footage of armed Hizballah fighters battling Israelis in Lebanon.

The mostly Muslim crowd was there to celebrate Lebanon Liberation Day, the sixth anniversary of the Israeli army's departure from southern Lebanon on May 25, 2000. To those inside the hall, Hizballah is a heroic group responsible for ending Israel's occupation of the towns where they grew up.

But to the U.S. government, Hizballah is an Iranian-backed terrorist organization that has killed more Americans than any militant group besides Al Qaeda.

The clashing views of Muslims and U.S. authorities over Hizballah are playing out in southeastern Michigan as federal investigators increasingly target local residents purported to have ties to the group.

Prosecutors have tried to link at least 29 metro Detroit men with Hizballah over the past three years, according to a review of court records and interviews with attorneys. About half the men were accused of the links in criminal cases over the past three months, including the owner of the La Shish restaurants, Talal Chahine.

The FBI in Detroit says Hizballah has a presence in Michigan, and the bureau has set up a division to investigate the Shi'ite Muslim group. In recent cases, federal agents are looking at ties to Sheikh Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah, a Shi'ite Muslim cleric in Lebanon who the U.S. government says is a Hizballah leader. The FBI in Detroit also has divisions that investigate Hamas and Al Qaeda, but those terrorist groups are not cited as often as Hizballah in local cases.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Winds of War: The Battle Over the Mind

From The Gathering Storm

Here’s some disturbing news that only supports my contention that this war between two civilizations – the free world and Islam – is not over territory as such, but over men’s minds. In a recent article in the UK Telegraph, the reporter writes that significant numbers of white Britons have been lured into Islamic terrorism, according to a Whitehall report.

“Details of the document, which have emerged in the week before the first anniversary of the July 7 London Tube bombings, also reveal that white converts and other British Muslims are joining a "terrorist career path" after being targeted by radicalist recruiters at universities or by extremist preachers. The report follows calls made by al-Qaeda in April last year for white converts to become suicide bombers because it was easier for them to travel and evade detection before carrying out their attacks.”

The lure of the Islamist agenda attracts not only middle-eastern and Asian converts but has reached into the minds of the white western culture as well. This struggle between a 21st century modern mindset and a 13th century ideology has little to do with what is called the battle over the ‘soul of Islam’. There is a more devious Islamist agenda afoot which this blog tries to expose every day. That is the intimidation, infiltration and disinformation tactics being used surreptitiously and not so surreptitiously against us and seeks to install the Islamist agenda throughout the world.

Daniel Pipes calls it the threat of ‘lawful Islam’.

“Terrorism is one method to advance these projects but it is not the only one. Indeed, the activities of nonviolent Islamists arguably will prove a more effective tactic in the long term. For while the public intuitively understands the threat of terrorism and is mobilized by it, and while states have well-developed institutions (law enforcement, intelligence agencies, the military, the justice system) to protect and fight against it, the activities of nonviolent extremists are not alarming and institutions do not exist to deal with this problem.”

You can view a sample list of these lawful Islamist tactics at his Islamic Watch website. So what do we do about it? The Truth Project blog has some suggestions.

1. Print business cards which contain a web link or two. Leave those cards in public places, such as bus stops, restaurants, malls, grocery stores, etc. (See sample business card below)

2. Contact your public library system. Donate books which tell the unvarnished truth about Islam. Donations are tax deductible!

3. Contact your alma mater to see if you can place books in the institution's library. If you are a member of an alumni association, you might already have an "in" to place materials.

4. Contact private schools in your area to see about the feasibility of placing materials.

5. Review the social studies textbooks used in your school district. If you find errors about Islam in those books, contact the curriculum specialist in your school district, and, using reference materials which tell the truth, specify the errors.

6. Check with your school district to see if textbook changes are in the works. If so, as a resident of that district, you have the right to review the textbooks. Contact the curriculum specialist if you find the books are whitewashing Islam.

7. If you are affiliated with a church, be on the alert for whitewash of Islam. Speak up if your spiritual leader is uneducated as to the truth about Islam.

8. Contact your political representatives and disabuse them of the politically-correct whitewash of Islam. Keep contacting your political representatives.

Above all, don't keep quiet about what you've learned!

Sample Business Card

Don't believe the whitewash of Islam.

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The Pope Takes on Islam

The new Pope has been bold, fearless in taking on the wave of Islamism devouring Europe. Atlas readers know I am an enormous admirer and have been since he ascended to the head of the Roman Church. His minions have picked up the baton and are standing up and taking it on . Daniel Pipes has a very good piece detailing


"Enough now with this turning the other cheek! It's our duty to protect ourselves." Thus spoke Monsignor Velasio De Paolis, secretary of the Vatican's supreme court, referring to Muslims. Explaining his apparent rejection of Jesus' admonition to his followers to "turn the other cheek," De Paolis noted that "The West has had relations with the Arab countries for half a century … and has not been ablePopebenedict_xvi_1 to get the slightest concession on human rights."

De Paolis is hardly alone in his thinking; indeed, the Catholic Church is undergoing a dramatic shift from a decades-old policy to protect Catholics living under Muslim rule. The old methods of quiet diplomacy and muted appeasement have clearly failed. The estimated 40 million Christians in Dar al-Islam, notes the Barnabas Fund's Patrick Sookhdeo, increasingly find themselves an embattled minority facing economic decline, dwindling rights, and physical jeopardy. Most of them, he goes on, are despised and distrusted second-class citizens, facing discrimination in education, jobs, and the courts.

These harsh circumstances are causing Christians to flee their ancestral lands for the West's more hospitable environment. Consequently, Christian populations of the Muslim world are in a free-fall. Two small but evocative instances of this pattern: for the first time in nearly two millennia, Nazareth and Bethlehem no longer have Christian majorities.

This reality of oppression and decline stands in dramatic contrast to the surging Muslim minority of the West. Although numbering fewer than 20 million and made up mostly of immigrants and their offspring, it is an increasingly established and vocal minority, granted extensive rights and protections even as it wins new legal, cultural, and political prerogatives.

This widening disparity has caught the attention of the Church, which for the first time is pointing to radical Islam, rather than the actions of Israel, as the central problem facing Christians living with Muslims.

Rumblings of this could be heard already in John Paul II's time. For example, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the Vatican equivalent of foreign minister, noted in late 2003 that "There are too many majority Muslim countries where non-Muslims are second-class citizens." Tauran pushed for reciprocity: "Just as Muslims can build their houses of prayer anywhere in the world, the faithful of other religions should be able to do so as well."

Catholic demands for reciprocity have grown, especially since the accession of Pope Benedict XVI in April 2005, for whom Islam is a central concern. In February, the pope emphasized the need to respect "the convictions and religious practices of others so that, in a reciprocal manner, the exercise of freely-chosen religion is truly assured to all." In May, he again stressed the need for reciprocity: Christians must love immigrants and Muslims must treat well the Christians among them.

Read it all. It has only just begun.
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Yes and after the Kelo decision, I became a violent radical - right !

Inayat Bunglawala, spokesman for the Muslim Council of Britain, said many Muslims believed the UK's involvement in wars against Afghanistan and Iraq were a "key contributory factor in the radicalisation" of some young Muslims.

What a pathetic excuse !

"My view did not prevail therefore I am entitled to violent and subversive and murderous recourse."

"And it's excusable because I believe in the Quran????"

Did anyone actually teach social studies over there?

The government cannot alone root out extremism in Muslim communities and defeat the terrorism it creates, Prime Minister Tony Blair has said.

He hit back at claims ministers had done little to win Muslim "hearts and minds" since the 7 July London bombs.

He said he was "probably not the person to go into the Muslim community".

But the former Home Secretary, David Blunkett, told the BBC the government is "very poor" at following through on its "excellent" initiatives.

A government may come up with ideas, and even laws, but just as in the american civil rights movement of the 60's, raising consciousness of wrongess is UP TO THE PEOPLE. It took americans working with other americans going into areas where voter registration was denied via intimidation to begin to break evil, and expose the KKK to the national sunlight.

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Finsbury Park Mosque Gets Extreme Makeover

Yes, they're getting a makeover at the Finsbury Park Mosque, and it is still extreme. But, the media is trying to sell it as a moderation. Watch the taqiyya (that's an Arab word, meaning lies and obfuscation in the service of Jihad) fly:

LONDON — The Finsbury Park mosque, where the one-eyed, hook-handed militant cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri once delivered his fiery sermons and helped turn a religious facility into the target for dozens of international terrorism investigations, is going through a makeover.

During his time at the helm, Hamza, now sitting in a British prison and awaiting possible U.S. extradition, allowed the mosque to become a haven of radical Islam in Europe — a “suicide factory” as one book has called it — which hosted such figures as Zacarias Moussaoui, Richard Reid and, reportedly, three of the four London bombers.

Now, far from being allegedly al-Qaida-linked ...

Pastorius question: Who said they are "far from being al-Qaeda linked? Note that within this article, no Muslim explicitly says that anything has fundamentally changed about the philosophy behing the Mosque.

... the mosque is quietly repairing its reputation from that of a hotbed of radicalism to one of a more moderate institution — albeit a mosque run by a group linked to the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood and with an alleged former Hamas commander as a co-trustee.

“This mosque was a national problem, not just a local problem. (In fact) it was an international problem — it wasn’t even a national problem,” said Abdirahman Warsame, the new executive manager of the mosque, now officially named the North Central London Mosque. “Still we are struggling to change the image of the mosque since the extremist group, the Abu Hamza group, was here.”

The Muslim Association of Britain, which is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, used legal means to gain control of the mosque in 2005 after years of struggle.

Ok so click here to see a list of articles about the outright radicalism of the Muslim Brotherhood.

“While Abu Hamza was there, it became very much a focal point for radical Islamist activity in Britain,” said Sean O’Neill, who along with a fellow reporter for The Times of London, Daniel McGrory, co-wrote, “The Suicide Factory: Abu Hamza and the Finsbury Park Mosque,” which was published this spring.

“There were plots and links to activities stretching to, I think, 26 countries,” O’Neill added.

The new leadership has been working closely with the local community to turn this mosque into a moderate place of worship, with a program of community and social outreach.

“We are here to engage with the young people who have already been — some of them — maybe politicized by the previous group or who have extremist views,” said Warsame, a tall, soft-spoken Somali who was chosen by the Muslim Association of Britain to manage the mosque.

Note that Warsame says he is there to engage with the young people who have extremist views. He does not say he is there to help change those young people.

Last week, the same association launched a mosques' watchdog intended to tackle extremism by monitoring imams and the content of their sermons.

“Instead of young Muslims seeking guidance outside of the mosque, we need to train spiritual leaders to preach the right religion in our mosques,” Ahmad Sheikh, president of the Muslim Association of Britain and one of five co-trustees of the Finsbury park mosque, said.

These young people were not seeking guidance outside the Mosque. They were getting their extremist views from the Mosque itself.

In Finsbury Park, Warsame brings in different preachers each week to deliver the main Friday sermon — a sharp contrast to the days of Abu Hamza’s absolute control of the mosque.

“We don’t want — how should I say it? — a ‘star imam’ like Abu Hamza. So, they don’t keep a high-profile,” he said.

They don't want a preacher who keeps a "high-profile" because they don't want people to know what is going on in this Mosque.

Still, Warsame echoes common complaints of the British Muslim community that the government is not attentive to its needs.

“The mosque was a national crisis when Abu Hamza was here. Now when Abu Hamza has gone off, and the government sees there is no problem, they just say, ‘Goodbye’.”

Both Sheikh and Warsame pointed out that British Muslims overwhelmingly oppose Prime Minister Tony Blair's foreign policy — notably in relation to Iraq and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — and suggested the government should be willing to shoulder some of the blame for the radicalization of Muslim youth.

“We want the government to have a public inquiry as to the real cause of the radicalism among British Muslim youth. Where is it coming from? If it is the mosque, we can do our part. If it is the foreign policy, the government has to do its bit,” Sheikh said.

And that, of course, means they want to dictate an Arabist foreign policy to the federal government of the United Kingdom.

The audacity of that statement is astounding. Imagine that your church had become not just a national, but an international problem, extending its poison into 26 countries around the world. Imagine that you try to fix the problem and bring in new preachers, and implement programs to repair the damaged psyches of the young people in your church.

Ok, so now you are imagining that, right?

Now, imagine that all in the same breath your new Pastor demands that the United States fundamentally change its foreign policy to fit the needs of your troubled church.Imagine that.

Imagine that the New York Times publishes an article selling your churhces bullshit. Imagine that.

Well, I guess that's not too hard to imagine, is it?

What a world we live in.
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It happened at Jesus Station...

Last Sunday, a car driver ploughed through Berlin's World Cup pedestrian "fan mile" and injured 26 people. Only because of the fact that there had been no matches on Sunday so that the festival was relatively empty and a miracle nobody was killed.

According to Berlin officials, the 33-year-old intentionally broke through a concrete barrier near the capital's landmark Brandenburg Gate in an effort to seek attention. The driver was arrested at gunpoint after his car crashed into a fence in front of a stage. A 55-year-old woman in the passenger seat was also arrested but later released.

A psychiatric disorder was firmly established as the reason for the dangerously erratic behaviour, although responsibility was not excluded. "There is an investigation of attempted murder," police spokesman Bernhard Schodrowski said, who refused to elaborate any further.

The driver was identified as a "German of Indian" origin.

Only yesterday it expired and then only in one single medium (as far as I was able to trace) that the driver is a "German of PAKISTANI" origin. The, according to eye-witnesses headscarfed, woman in the passenger seat was his mother.

-- Jump Cut --

On Monday, a four-car subway train flew off the rails in Valencia, Spain, killing 41 and injuring at least 45, 12 seriously.

According to the officials and the media, excessive speed is the most likely cause of the accident. Investigators said the train's "black box" indicated it was traveling over 80 km/h (48 mph) on a curved section of track where the maximum speed is limited to 40 km/h (24 mph).

Authorities haven't as yet finally determined what caused the excessive speed. They were, however, quick to rule out any link to terrorism.

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The Times of London is the REAL DEAL !

Pity our paper of the same name....while the NYT regards our own govt as more dangerous then the killers of the Islamic KKK, the Times of London serves the greater good.

Sunday Times reporter Ali Hussain spent six weeks in Beeston, where three of the 7/7 bombers came from. He found an enclosed community, rife with conspiracy theories

The rich smell of Indian spices wafted along the road. Voices babbled in Urdu and Sylheti, a Bangladeshi dialect that my own family speak. Thick-bearded men in robes strolled the streets and youngsters wore their jeans rolled above the ankle after leaving the mosque, as Muslim custom requires.

I felt both at home and in a foreign land. This could almost be an Asian city, I thought, rather than Beeston, the suburb of Leeds where two of the July 7 bombers had lived.

I had come to gauge the mood of the community after the 7/7 attacks, which struck London a year ago this week. The world I knew as a British Muslim sprang from cosmopolitan roots, and I wanted to discover what the people of this more insular community really felt about the bombers and western culture.

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