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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Imam Feisal Rauf's Book Includes a Reference To Qaradawi Fatwa On Whether American Muslim Troops May Fight In Afghanistan

From John Jay (he of the lack of capitals):

it seems that one muhammad abdur al-rashid, the "ranking muslim chaplain" in the u.s. military very shortly after september 11, 2001 anticipated american muslim troops fighting in afghanistan, so he fired off a request for a legal ruling from islamic authority, in the person of sheik yusuf al-qaradawi, as to whether american muslim would be permitted under islam to fight against their co-religionists there.  

(for more on sheikh yousef al-qaradhawi, as he is also known, and his long standing relationship to imam feisel abdul rauf, please see atlas shrugs's article, "... ground zero mosque imam's ... extremism exposed.")

mr. muhammad abdur al-rashid asked for a fatwa on whether it was permissible under islamic law and religious doctraine for american muslim troops to fight in afghanistan, or whether they should refuse order to do so, and refuse to fight against their fellow muslims.  it is as fucking simple as that.

muhammad abdur al-rashid, and american army officer, is asking a qatari sheik whether islam will permit american troops to fight in a war as directed by their chain of command.   

do you understand that?  an american army officer.

do you get that.  and american army officer is asking an islamic religious authority if islam permits american troops to fight as ordered.  

please consider, if you are capable of the mental gymnastic ...

Go read the whole thing.

Just so you understand who it is that Rauf is referencing in this passage, here is a video of Sheikh Qaradawi praising Adolph Hitler, and expressing his wish to kill the Jews.

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Dick Fucks Sharia Up The Ass

To quote Team America, this world is filled with dicks, pussies, and assholes. And, thank God we have a Dick like Mr. Morris. on our side.

Note that Dick Morris cites the study done by the Center for Security Policy which showed that 80% of Mosques in the United States preach strict Sharia, and Jihad against the Infidel.

How is it our media is not shouting that from the rooftops, instead of encouraging us to embrace the Jihadist Victory Mosque at Ground Zero?
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Fareed Zakaria Paints Hezbollah as More 'Tolerant' Than GZM Protesters


by Ron Radosh
The CNN pundit makes an outrageously false comparison which deserves a flood of complaints to his employer.
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From Roger Simon:

Along with “progressive” (a word that should be restricted to poker), “Islamophobia” is one of the more maddening propaganda constructs of our time. Orwell could not have done better.

Of course we all know what a phobia is — an irrational fear. It comes from the Greek phobos, meaning “fear” or “morbid fear.” Common ones are acrophobia (heights) and agoraphobia (crowds).

With very minor exceptions, I have seen little irrational fear of Islam in our society. What I have seen is a lot of serious and justifiable dislike of the religion for its ideology — notably its heinous treatment of women and homosexuals and its opposition to the separation of church and state, all codified by its all-encompassing Sharia law that seeks to legislate all facets of existence while instituting a global caliphate.

Nevertheless, soi-disant liberals and progressives or whatever they want to call themselves accuse those who dislike Islam for those reasons of irrational fear. That’s like having an irrational fear of totalitarianism.

Ironically, it could also be construed, according to those same progressives, as an irrational fear of their own professed liberal values.

Crazy, no? La vie a l’envers. Life upside down.

We are back in the days of the ACLU defending the Nazis marching in Skokie, except the situation is quite different. In those times, the number of Nazis in Illinois was minuscule and the likelihood of a return to the Third Reich remote. Today there are 1.5 billion adherents of Islam, 21% of the world’s population. Achieving a global caliphate is not entirely unlikely. Irrational fear or ideological battle?

Clearly I see it as ideological battle with the word “Islamophobia” itself a weapon in that battle. It is an obvious way of avoiding debate by tarnishing the opposition.

Only it is not working very well anymore. It’s become too obvious. With 70% of the country opposing the Ground Zero mosque, a huge number of people aren’t buying it. Or don’t care. How many times can you attack someone before we’re back in grammar school and it becomes a case of “Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me”?

Okay, I’m an Islamophobe. Bleh.

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Perhaps 500 Thousand People Attend Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" Rally

I know this blog is not, exactly, made up of people who would be Glenn Beck lovers. However, I think we can agree that it is a good thing that 300-500 thousand people showed up who, generally oppose the direction America has taken.

This is what I have been expecting to happen, but with a lot less manifest anger. I am extremely gratified to see that Americans are standing against Obama/Pelosi/Reid's virtual tyranny in a peaceful manner.

Clearly, America is a better place than if it were made up of a whole bunch of people like me.
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This "misplacement" has been happening for about two days now

 It's that-o-way!
A curious thing has been happening on Google Maps -- the Lincoln Memorial is being misplaced in favor of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, which is a good half a mile south of the more famous memorial.
According to the Geographic Travels blog, this "misplacement" has been happening for about two days now. 
Typing "Lincoln Memorial" into the regular Google search bar brings up a number of listings related to the Lincoln Memorial, yet shows a map of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial.
Is this a Google Maps glitch, or could this have anything to do with the fact that conservative radio and TV host Glenn Beck is holding a controversial "non-political" rally at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday?"
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The Thug Behind the Mosque: Mile Long Rap Sheet: "'shouting sharmouta" and punched him in the face, breaking his nose and cheekbones"

Gamal twit

From waiter to "developer" of the Islamic supremacist Ground Zero mega-mosque................once a thug, always a thug. The more you look under the Ground Zero mosque rock, the uglier it gets.

When Sharif El Gamal threatened a fellow Muslim who opposed the mosque, it was typical of his violent history.

And this criminal expects the taxpayer to pay for the Islamic supremacist mosque on Ground Zero ...

Go read the whole thing at Atlas Shrugs.
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Does Islam Suck?

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FBI data: Hate crimes against Muslims rare!

Numbers have declined over recent years, but above pre-Sept. 11 level.
WASHINGTON-Hate crimes directed against Muslims remain relatively rare, notwithstanding the notoriety gained by incidents such as recent vandalism at the Madera Islamic Center.  

Jews, lesbians, gay men and Caucasians, among others, are all more frequently the target of hate crimes, FBI records show.

Reported anti-Muslim crimes have declined over recent years, though they still exceed what occurred prior to the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

"We see hate crimes generally go in spurts, and are often in relation to international or domestic events," Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Friday.

Full story here.

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Council on Foreign Relations : Israeli Preventive War on Hizballah in the offing?


The Council on Foreign Relations has asserted that the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah could provoke Israel into a war that could spread throughout the region. In a report by a former U.S. ambassador to Israel, the council said a major war could erupt by 2012 with participation by Iran and Syria.

I think that's called a full on regional war. Something this writer has been saying is totally unavoidable without some major change

"Israel could decide that the security threat posed by Hizbullah has reached intolerable levels and take pre-emptive military action," the council, in a report titled "A Third Lebanon War," said. "Hizbullah, while outwardly showing no interest in confronting Israel at this time, may for various reasons choose or be pressured by Iran to flex its new military capabilities."

A Lebanese soldier stands next to a bullet-riddled army vehicle after an exchange of fire along the Israel-Lebanon border, on Aug. 3,in the southern Lebanese town of Adaisseh. AFP/Mahmoud Zayat

The report, released in July 2010, said Hizbullah, with an estimated 50,000 missiles and rockets, has been building its military arsenal.

Author Daniel Kurtzer, a former career diplomat, said Hizbullah could decide to strike Israel as a means to resolve strife within the Shi'ite movement. In 2006, Israel and Hizbullah fought a 34-day war in Lebanon.

"Hizbullah's arsenal is more potent in quantity and quality today than it was in 2006," the report said.

Kurtzer outlined several scenarios. They included a Hizbullah attack that sparked major Israeli retaliation and an Israeli effort to degrade Hizbullah's military capabilities as part of a plan to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities.

"Of the two scenarios, the second is the more likely," the report said. "Hizbullah has probably already breached the limits of what Israel considers acceptable behavior. The sheer number and enhanced quality of rockets Hizbullah has acquired in the past few years worry Israeli defense and homeland security planners, as does the effort by Hizbullah to acquire longer-range and more accurate surface-to-surface missiles."

The report said Israel would find Hizbullah procurement of the Russian-origin S-300 air defense system as a major threat. Hizbullah has already acquired Scud-class missiles as well as the Syrian-origin M-600 rocket, with a range of 250 kilometers.

"An Israeli military strike on Hizbullah could unfold in several ways," the report said. "In the most likely scenario, Israel could exploit what its military planners call an 'operational opportunity,' that is, an attack against a convoy carrying long-range weapons or against a storage facility in Lebanon."

Another scenario stipulated an Israeli air strike on suspected Hizbullah weapons sites in Syria. This could spark Hizbullah rocket attacks on the Jewish state and another war.

The report said Hizbullah has provided indications of what was termed an "imminent war." They were said to have included an increase in Hizbullah's anti-Israeli rhetoric and intensified Israeli military exercises.

Kurtzer called on the United States to deter Israel from any war with Hizbullah. One option was a U.S. threat that it would not support an Israel-initiated war either militarily or diplomatically.

"Specifically, the United States could threaten to initiate or support a UN Security Council resolution directed against Israel, should Israel start a war," the report said. "Israel would likely mobilize its supporters in the United States to push back against the administration, and the Obama administration would face a firestorm of pressure from Capitol Hill and the pro-Israel lobby organizations."

Another option was U.S. pressure on Syria in cooperation with the European Union and the Arab world. The report acknowledged that the administration of President Barack Obama wielded no influence on Hizbullah.

"The U.S. should mobilize diplomatic pressure on Syria to desist from providing Hizbullah access to destabilizing weapons," the report said. "Arab states and France, in particular, can be helpful to U.S. interests if the United States has a sense of what it wants to accomplish and a willingness to bring others into its diplomatic game plan."

The full Council report is HERE

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Chairman of Joint Chiefs:National Debt is now a Security Threat

WASHINGTON - JULY 08:  Chairman of the Joint C...

The national debt is the single biggest threat to national security, according to Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Tax payers will be paying around $600 billion in interest on the national debt by 2012, the chairman told students and local leaders in Detroit.

"That's one year's worth of defense budget," he said, adding that the Pentagon needs to cut back on spending.

"We're going to have to do that if it's going to survive at all," Mullen said, "and do it in a way that is predictable."

He also called on the defense industry to hire veterans and become more robust in the future.

"I need the defense industry, in particular, to be robust," he said. "My procurement budget is over $100 billion, [and] I need to be able to leverage that as much as possible with those [companies] who reach out [to veterans]."

Mullen highlighted the unity of purpose between the government and industry as well, in working to solve national security issues.

"I have found that universally, [private-sector workers] care every bit as much about our country, are every bit as patriotic and wanting to make a difference ... as those who wear the uniform and are in harm's way," he said.

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And just when you think it's all FINALLY on the back burner: Upgraded Russian Subs TRACKING Trident Deterrent Sub patrols

The challenges the western nations face have increased, in the end, NOT decreased with the demise of the USSR. The maintenance of nuclear deterrence is something we have ACCEPTED as fact, and we can no more do this than can Israel believe the challenges to its right to exists are in the past.

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Russian subs stalk Trident in echo of Cold War

Russian submarines are hunting down British Vanguard boats in a return to Cold War tactics not seen for 25 years, Navy chiefs have warned.

A specially upgraded Russian Akula class submarine has been caught trying to record the acoustic signature made by the Vanguard submarines that carry Trident nuclear missiles, according to senior Navy officers.

British submariners have also reported that they are experiencing the highest number of "contacts" with Russian submarines since 1987.

If the Russians are able to obtain a recording of the unique noise of the boat's propellers it would have serious implications for Britain's nuclear deterrent. Using its sophisticated sonar, the Akula would be able to track Vanguards and potentially sink them before they could launch their Trident D4 missiles.

The Daily Telegraph has learnt that, within the past six months, a Russian Akula entered the North Atlantic and attempted to track a Vanguard. The incident has remained secret until now.

It is understood that the Russians stood off Faslane, where the British nuclear force is based, and waited for a Trident-carrying boat to come out for its three-month patrol to provide the Continuous At Sea Deterrent.While patrolling in the North Atlantic, there are a limited number of places the Vanguard is permitted to go and it is thought that the Akula attempted to track it on several occasions.

Navy commanders are understood to have ordered a Trafalgar-class hunter-killer submarine to protect the Vanguard. A recording of the Akula was made by the Trafalgar submarine's sonar operators and has been played to The Daily Telegraph.

"The Russians have been playing games with us, the Americans and French in the North Atlantic," a senior Navy commander said.

"We have put a lot of resources into protecting Trident because we cannot afford by any stretch to let the Russians learn the acoustic profile of one of our bombers as that would compromise the deterrent."

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We Are All Al-Qadists Now

Guest Commentary by Edward Cline:

One of the most appalling and bizarre opinion pieces about the Ground Zero mosque appeared on August 21st in The New York Times, Nicholas D. Kristof’s “Taking Bin Laden’s Side.” The op-ed closely follows and dovetails with a Times report on how opposition to the mosque has only “provoked” Islamic “extremists” and “played into their hands.“

Some counterterrorism experts say the anti-Muslim sentiment that has saturated the airwaves and blogs in the debate over plans for an Islamic center near ground zero in Lower Manhattan is playing into the hands of extremists by bolstering their claims that the United States is hostile to Islam.

Opposition to the center by prominent politicians and other public figures in the United States has been covered extensively by the news media in Muslim countries. At a time of concern about radicalization of young Muslims in the West, it risks adding new fuel to Al Qaeda’s claim that Islam is under attack by the West and must be defended with violence, some specialists on Islamic militancy say.
This amazing statement is based on the premise that not being “hostile” to Islam would somehow mitigate Islam’s hostility for the West and particularly its hostility for the United States. Ergo, we should just keep quiet about the Ground Zero mosque and not provoke “extremists” with “extremism” of our own.

Incensed about American opposition to the mosque (once Cordoba House, now called Park 51, to move the focus away from any suggestion of Islamic conquest), Kristof maligns the mosque’s opponents by arbitrarily allying them with Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, because they, too, appear to Kristof to be against “interfaith harmony.”. Ergo, they are intolerant bigots, and probably racists, recalcitrant enemies of “religious freedom.“ The piece is largely an excuse to attack Republicans, but one may take it as an attack on anyone who opposes the mosque.

Osama abhors the vision of interfaith harmony that the proposed Islamic center represents. He fears Muslim clerics who can cite the Koran to denounce terrorism. It’s striking that many American Republicans share with Al Qaeda the view that the West and the Islamic world are caught inevitably in a “clash of civilizations.”
Osama does not fear Muslim clerics who can cite the Koran, because the Koran can both sanction and “denounce” terrorism -- as long as the denunciation is addressed to future dhimmis in English. Krifstof also errs in thinking that most Republicans subscribe to the “clash of civilizations” argument. They do not. Most of them are as ignorant of the subject as most Democrats, and like them unwilling or unable to see the broader picture, that Islam is a totalitarian ideology tricked out in elaborate but disingenuous religious garb. They, too, accept the illogic that to be “anti-Islam” is to be bigoted, racist, or intolerant. Their thinking does not penetrate beneath the garb.

Firmly pinching his leftist nose to obstruct the offensive odors of freedom, Kristof sneers:

The first is that a huge mosque would rise on hallowed land at ground zero. In fact, the building would be something like a YMCA, and two blocks away and apparently out of view from ground zero. This is a dense neighborhood packed with shops, bars, liquor stores — not to mention the New York Dolls Gentlemen’s Club and the Pussycat Lounge (which says that it arranges lap dances in a private room, presumably to celebrate the sanctity of the neighborhood). Why do so many Republicans find strip clubs appropriate for the ground zero neighborhood but object to a house of worship? Are lap dances more sanctified than an earnest effort to promote peace?
I do not know of any YMCA’s that consciously harbor the promulgation of a hostile ideology, as most mosques in America do (about 80% of them financed by Saudi Arabian Wahhabists). Nor am I aware of any Republicans publicly endorsing strip clubs and lap dancing. Frankly, “shops, bars, liquor stores,“ and even strip clubs are consistent with what America is all about -- the freedom to trade, drink, and associate with whomever one pleases -- a freedom which Islam opposes and promises to extinguish.

Kristof performs a Joe Biden-caliber gaffe by referring the Imam Feisal Rauf’s mosque as a “house of worship,” when its promoters have strenuously denied it would be one, claiming that this structure would only incidentally have a “prayer room.” One may as well deem St. Patrick’s Cathedral uptown as a “community center” which only incidentally has an altar, pulpit, and nave.
We have Kristof’s assurances that Rauf and his wife, Daisy Khan, are on the up-and-up about the mosque being a mere “community center” because,

I know Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and his wife -- the figures behind the Islamic community center -- and they are the real thing.
The “real thing”? President George W. Bush held Saudi King Abdullah’s hand, and President Barack Obama bowed to him, neither of them knowing “the real thing,” either. But then friendship with a con man like Imam Rauf is a necessary condition for the success of the con. However, this should not much bother Kristof, because he himself is devoted to the three card monte scam of moral relativism. He is just not as good at it as Rauf. He has fallen, willingly or not, for the chimera of the imam’s kindly, grandfatherly persona, just as many Americans have fallen for the chimera of ObamaCare and other socialist legislation, proposed or enacted.

Kristof also dwells on irrelevancies. Brushing aside the fact that Islam’s historical record is one of brutal conquest, he cites instead Christianity’s not-very-sterling record.

The second misconception underlying this debate is that Islam is an inherently war-like religion that drives believers to terrorism. Sure, the Islamic world is disproportionately turbulent, and mullahs sometimes cite the Koran to incite murder. But don’t forget that the worst brutality in the Middle East has often been committed by more secular rulers, like Saddam Hussein and Hafez al-Assad. And the mastermind of the 1970 Palestinian airline hijackings, George Habash, was a Christian.

Remember also that historically, some of the most shocking brutality in the region was justified by the Bible, not the Koran. Crusaders massacred so many men, women and children in parts of Jerusalem that a Christian chronicler, Fulcher of Chartres, described an area ankle-deep in blood. While burning Jews alive, the crusaders sang, “Christ, We Adore Thee.”
There, Kristof boasts, is my top-drawer relativist argument, which I offer for your diversion and that you cannot rebut except in a two-volume book, which I won’t read anyway because it would be filled with religious bigotry and character assassination. Our “clashing civilizations” are both guilty of atrocities and massacres. So, don’t pick on Islam, stop throwing stones, because I threw the first ones at my own house, and I wish you would be humble enough to keep your mouths shut.

It is Kristof who labors under a misconception, for Islam is a warlike ideology, posing as a “religion of peace.” Yes, George Habash, a Christian, was a prominent leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, as well as founder of the rival Communist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. This is as irrelevant as the fact that Josef Stalin, Communist dictator, studied at a theological seminary before embarking on his murderous career. Kristof implies that, yes, Islam has its bad men, but so has Christianity, so there is no reason to brand Islam as the devil incarnate.

As for Imam Rauf himself, he has a less-than-chaste background that straddles both stealth or “cultural” jihad in this country and the realm of terrorism itself. Alyssa A. Lappen, a leading authority on Islam, meticulously details both aspects of Rauf’s career. His association with the Muslim Brotherhood should dispel any doubts about his true motives and intentions. Discussing Article 17 of a long 1991 Brotherhood-inspired memorandum on how to rot and conquer the West from within, and in particular the United States, Lappen cites this specific section:

The center we seek is the one which constitutes the “axis” of our Movement, the “perimeter” of the circle of our work, our “balance center”, the “base” for our rise and our “Dar al-Argam” to educate us, prepare us and supply our battalions in addition to being the “niche” of our prayers. (emphasis added)
Lappen concludes with,

The Muslim Brotherhood clearly spelled it out in Article 17. Building Islamic centers equals building military “battalions,” points from which to later stage the planned destruction of the West.
Not so ironically, but wholly consistent with such conscious destruction, Investors Business Daily ran a piece on how American Muslims are now largely planning and directing Islamic terrorism. The article lists five individuals with American backgrounds who are staging these attacks from overseas. These individuals have the advantage of knowing their enemy, while our policymakers refuse to know their enemy.

By remaking itself into an American enterprise, al-Qaida is now more lethal than ever. Its new generation of leaders understands the way America works, having lived here for decades. They have a better sense of our security blind spots. They also know which kinds of attacks will produce both mass panic and maximum economic damage.
Another development is the start-up of an Islamic “college” last Monday (August 23rd) in a most appropriate venue, Berkley, California, home of the radical “free speech” movement (many of whose exponents went on to government careers to better impose socialism on America) and now home of what can only be called a home-grown madrassa for adults, Zaytuna College.

Their training in political science and economic will be confined to courses in shariah law…At the end of their four years of education, the graduates of Zaytuna will be expected to take part of the Islamic conquest of the American continent - - a conquest that began with the Immigration and Naturalization Law of 1965. They will be qualified to serve as imams at the hundreds of new mosques that are cropping up throughout the country every year and as Islamic chaplains in the military…Only two majors are offered at the new college: Arabic Language and Islamic Law and Theology.
Americans are behind this aspect of stealth jihad, as well.

Sheikh Hamza Yusuf , the key founder of Zaytuna College, was born in Washington state and raised by his Roman Catholic father and Greek Orthodox mother in northern California as Mark Hanson. He converted to Islam in 1977. In 1991, he delivered a classic oration entitled “Jihad Is the Only Way” to the California chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America.
It is interesting that Hanson styles himself a “sheik.” What does he think about the country he wishes to see ruled by Sharia law? Among other things,

I became Muslim in part because I did not believe in the false gods of this society whether we call them Jesus or democracy or the Bill of Rights or any other element of this society that is held sacrosanct by the ill-informed peoples that make up this charade of a society.
Finally, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry of “Swift Boat” notoriety, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and proud possessor of bogus combat medals from Vietnam, is doing his bit to Islamize America. He introduced a bill, the International Professional Exchange Act of 2010 (S. 3688)), would specifically send Americans to “Muslim majority” countries to do Peace Corps type work, and invite Muslims to this country to perform the same kinds of selfless tasks.

“Today we stand at the crest of a demographic wave that will transform the early 21st century,” said Chairman Kerry. “Many societies are grappling with enormous economic strains as they struggle to keep up with the demands of a growing population. We need to meet these challenges head-on. This legislation is designed to help build professional capacity, strengthen civil society, and improve ties between the United States and Muslim-majority countries through a two-way exchange of professional fellows.”

“By targeting professionals like teachers, city planners, and public health workers, this program can be a valuable step in bolstering workforces around the globe. And by encouraging public-private partnerships, this program can help unite our institutions, governments, businesses, and charities around a common cause,” continued Chairman Kerry.
Which proves that one need not be a Muslim “brother” or activist ikhwan to advance the cause and campaign of Islam. There is an ideological linkage between Islam and what Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Kerry, and others propose that Americans “submit“ to vis-à-vis their socialist agenda, which will be explored in a future article.

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Mysterious Fire Destroys Voting Machines in Texas County with ACORN-like Voter Fraud

Another blow has been dealt to voters in Harris County, Texas just days after the Harris County Voter Registrar Leo Vasquez released a 72 page PowerPoint on voting irregularities from a local group similar to the infamous ACORN.

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From Reliapundit, the Astute Blogger:

MORE: Tears of Jihad
These figures are a rough estimate of the death of non-Muslims by the political act of jihad.
Thomas Sowell [Thomas Sowell, Race and Culture, BasicBooks, 1994, p. 188] estimates that 11 million slaves were shipped across the Atlantic and 14 million were sent to the Islamic nations of North Africa and the Middle East. For every slave captured many others died. Estimates of this collateral damage vary. The renowned missionary David Livingstone estimated that for every slave who reached a plantation, five others were killed in the initial raid or died of illness and privation on the forced march.[Woman’s Presbyterian Board of Missions, David Livingstone, p. 62, 1888] Those who were left behind were the very young, the weak, the sick and the old. These soon died since the main providers had been killed or enslaved. So, for 25 million slaves delivered to the market, we have an estimated death of about 120 million people. Islam ran the wholesale slave trade in Africa.
120 million Africans
The number of Christians martyred by Islam is 9 million [David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, World Christian Trends AD 30-AD 2200, William Carey Library, 2001, p. 230, table 4-10] . A rough estimate by Raphael Moore in History of Asia Minor is that another 50 million died in wars by jihad. So counting the million African Christians killed in the 20th century we have:
60 million Christians
Koenard Elst in Negationism in India gives an estimate of 80 million Hindus killed in the total jihad against India. [Koenard Elst, Negationism in India, Voice of India, New Delhi, 2002, pg. 34.] The country of India today is only half the size of ancient India, due to jihad. The mountains near India are called the Hindu Kush, meaning the “funeral pyre of the Hindus.”
80 million Hindus
Buddhists do not keep up with the history of war. Keep in mind that in jihad only Christians and Jews were allowed to survive as dhimmis (servants to Islam); everyone else had to convert or die. Jihad killed the Buddhists in Turkey, Afghanistan, along the Silk Route, and in India. The total is roughly 10 million. [David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, World Christian Trends AD 30-AD 2200, William Carey Library, 2001, p. 230, table 4-1.]
10 million Buddhists
Oddly enough there were not enough Jews killed in jihad to significantly affect the totals of the Great Annihilation. The jihad in Arabia was 100 percent effective, but the numbers were in the thousands, not millions. After that, the Jews submitted and became the dhimmis (servants and second class citizens) of Islam and did not have geographic political power.
This gives a rough estimate of 270 million killed by jihad.


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A demonstrator who supports the proposed Muslim cultural center and mosque Park51 stands with a sign in front of the site in New York August 25, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Muslim center planned near the site of the World Trade Center attack could qualify for tax-free financing, a spokesman for City Comptroller John Liu said on Friday, and Liu is willing to consider approving the public subsidy.

The Democratic comptroller's spokesman, Scott Sieber, said Liu supported the project. The center has sparked an intense debate over U.S. religious freedoms and the sanctity of the Trade Center site, where nearly 3,000 perished in the September 11, 2001 attack.

"If it turns out to be financially feasible and if they can demonstrate an ability to pay off the bonds and comply with the laws concerning tax-exempt financing, we'd certainly consider it," Sieber told Reuters.

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Anti-Tea Party groups turn violent

From the Examiner
Workers prepare for the 'Restoring Honor' rally at the Lincoln Memorial.
On the eve of the massive 'Restoring Honor' gathering at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Saturday, anti-Tea Party groups have turned violent.

According to U.S. News and World Report,

'One of Washington's principal supporters of the Tea Party movement, former GOP Majority Leader Dick Armey's FreedomWorks, has been receiving death threats and profanity-laced phone calls as it gets involved in the fall elections. The number and intensity have reached such heights that the organization is leaving its downtown location near the FBI and moving to a high-security building near the U.S. Capitol.

'"FreedomWorks and Dick Armey receive dozens of threatening and harassing calls and E-mails each day. Many imply violence and use of weapons," spokesman Adam Brandon tells Whispers. "As we get closer to the election we expect the harassment to increase."'

Yet another indication of the growing violence is that gun shots were fired at a GOP office in Salisbury, Maryland on Wednesday.

The gathering tomorrow in the nation's capital is spearheaded by Fox News personality Glenn Beck. Billed as the 'Restoring Honor' event, Beck maintains that the intent of the gathering is non-political and will focus on traditional American values as encapsulated by the nation's Founders--honor, liberty, faith, and truth.
Yet Beck himself has been the recipient of direct threats from those who oppose the rally.

New Black Panther Party leader Malik Zulu Shabazz threatened to confront Beck and "Restoring Honor" attendees at the Lincoln Memorial.

Meanwhile, a civil rights leader has compared the Tea Party Movement to the KKK, although the movement began in response to reckless government spending and high taxes during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.  In addition, numerous African-Americans have come forward to state that they themselves are members of various Tea Party groups across the nation.

Further, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.--Dr. Alveda King--is one of the speakers at the Beck rally tomorrow in Washington and defended the gathering against charges of racism.

In an eloquent op-ed in the Christian Science Monitor, Dr. Alveda King stated the following:

"Americans are hungry to reclaim the symbols of our liberty, hard won by an unlikely group of outnumbered, outgunned, underfunded patriots determined not to live in servitude to the British Empire. If we want to sing the national anthem at a memorial to the man who led this fledgling nation out of slavery, and made my people free, we should be able to send our voices soaring to the heavens.

"Glenn Beck’s “Rally to Restore Honor” this Saturday will give us that chance, and that’s why I feel it’s important for me to be there.
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Jihadis Big Day in Kenya: Sharia Backed Constitution Signed, Obama Backed Defeat of Democracy, Sudan Jihadist Slaughterer Bashir Invited and Present 

From Atlas Shrugs:

Sharia was signed into law today, a victory for the Obama backed Odinga putsch. Obama campaigned  as far back as 2006 and $upported Islamist Raila Odinga in Kenya and today, the poisnonous fruit of that dangerous liason became law.
Present at the signing of the new sharia constitution in Kenya was Sudanese President Umar al- Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide, responsible for the death of millions in a jihad against the people of Darfur and Sudan.
Islamic governments have targeted Kenya as a key element in the spread of Islam in Horn of Africa and ultimately the world. The Kenyan Diaspora including Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Hussein Obama has also played a part. [Atlas Shrugs quoting David Jonsson, February, 2008]
I am sure it was Obama backed Odinga that invited Bashir. When Obama back Odinga lost the election last year he unleashed a wave of unspeakable violence.  Back in Janurary 2008, I first posted on  Obama's disturbing and unqualified support of violent inciter, Raila Odinga. He was aligned with Kenyan Muslim leaders who urged the Kenyan government to cut off diplomatic ties with the United States Kenya's first truly free and fair democratic election was in December 2002, won by Mwai Kibaki and a multi-ethnic coalition party NARC (National Rainbow Coalition).  One of the leaders of that coalition was Raila Odinga

Kibaki didn't give him positions in the new government that he felt were important enough, so Odinga formed an opposition party, ODM (Orange Democratic Movement, orange the symbol color of opposition).

When Raila Odinga lost the presidential election  to Mwai Kibaki, he claimed the vote was rigged, whereupon his tribal followers went on murderous rampages ..........

Those bloody incidents continued. Through the 2008 election year, Odinga made good on his promise to ethnically cleanse what was once a stable country on an unstable continent. Odinga used rape as a weapon. He is an ally of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. and has been a guest of the mullocratic murderers. 
Go read the whole thing at Atlas Shrugs.
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Friday, August 27, 2010

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Stealth Gun Control: EPA Considering Ban on Traditional Lead Ammunition

And bullets made out of material other than lead are usually considered armor piercing and are therefore illegal. Do the math.

I hope you are understanding what is going on here. Our government is dealing with the Jihadis, our enemies, by accommodating and appeasing them. Our government is spending money to rebuild their Mosques. Our government and media are calling those who oppose the Amerabia Project, Islamophobes.

And, now our government is trying to do away with the Second Amendment. The Right by which we protect the First Amendment, free speech, freedom of conscience, and freedom of the private property which is our own individual selves.

The walls are closing in on us.

I'm not joking when I say, we need to pack up the Obama Administration, the media, and anyone who agrees with them, and put them on a train.

Click on the title to get the whole story.


Midnight Rider updates (what, ya think I wasn't watching this one???)

and remember, this wasn't just ammo, but wouldhave also include fishing tackle such as sinkers and weights and split shot etc.

from NRA-ILA:

EPA Denies Ammo Ban Petiton

Friday, August 27, 2010

Responding to a grassroots outcry from gun owners, the Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has denied a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity and other radical groups that had sought to ban the use of lead in ammunition.

Agreeing with the position of the NRA and the firearms industry, the agency explained in a news release that it “does not have the legal authority to regulate this type of product under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).” Further crushing the hopes of anti-gun and anti-hunting activists, the release added: “nor is the agency seeking such authority.”

“It’s outrageous that this petition even went this far,” said Chris W. Cox, NRA-ILA Executive Director. “We applaud the EPA for its understanding of the law and its common sense in this situation -- both of which were totally missing in the petition filed by these extreme anti-gun and anti-hunting groups.”

Because the EPA has no power to regulate ammunition, it will not move ahead with a public comment period on the petition. However, a comment period will remain open until September 15 on the other part of the petition, which asks EPA to ban the use of lead in fishing sinkers.

Be sure to watch for more coverage of this important victory in next week’s Grassroots Alert and in NRA’s magazines.

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Ground Zero Mosque Imam: The U.S. Should Be Talking With Hamas, Heal the Divide by Giving up Israel

From Weasel Zippers:

Note: This is a long and mainly boring video, here are the two quotes I alluded to in the headline (both were taken off-the-air once the interview concluded because he said he “didn’t want to say it on your show”)

1) Imam Rauf: Okay good, I mean things have been done for example, I didn’t want to say it on your show but, you know with for example Madeleine Albright’s book when she approached me last fall and she said I’d like you to review the Islam section for any corrections and we did that and she invited me to write a blurb for her book and she is now pushing these ideas in many places, she is in constant communication with me, or continual communication with me about certain things, we have been in touch with her, with Karen Hughes, and the issue of Hamas, and how America should really engage with them and not just push them out of the picture, but bring them, make them responsible for creating positive change because if you don’t do that, you know we’ve even mapped out, what the downside would be if they didn’t do that, because you push Hamas out, and you force them into the arms of the Syrians and the Iranians, and they will be a proxy for Iran and the region, you’re creating more of a mess!
2) So if we have strategic action plays, designed plays, in the area of foreign policy, in the area of healing the divide, and then you unpack and give up  Israel, and then what do you do, what are the specific actions that you might do, because things are always moving, things are always happening, so you have to analyze the situation constantly
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Gutfeld: Should We Tolerate Intolerance?

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Italy: Islam denied income tax revenue

We've had some discussion here on whether Islam is a a religion or not. I contend it is not a religion, but is, instead, a Religio-political organization.Other IBA contributors maintain Islam is a religion, and therefore, deserves the full protection afforded to religions by the law.

Count Italy as an entire nation which agrees with me.

From Eye on the World:
Reason? Radical imams, polygamy and failure to uphold women's rights by Muslims immigrants are obstacles to recognising Islam as an official religion in Italy.Rome, 27 August (AKI) -
Mosques in Italy will not receive a share of income tax revenue the Italian government allocates to religious faiths each year. Hindu and Buddhist temples, Greek Orthodox churches and Jehovah's Witnesses will be eligible for the funds, according to a bill approved by the Italian cabinet in May and still must be approved by parliament.

Until now, the government had earmarked 8 percent of income tax revenue for Italy's established churches. The great majority of these funds go to the Catholic Church, although if they wish, individual tax payers may elect to give the money to charities and cultural projects instead.

The head of COREIS, one of Italy's largest Muslim groups, Yahya Pallavicini, said he was bitter that Islam had been denied the revenue from Italian income tax.

"Work should be begun on legally recognising those moderate Muslims who have for years shown themselves to be reliable interlocutors who are free of and fundamentalist ideology," he said.

Islam is not an established religion in Italy and there is only one official mosque in the country, Rome's Grand Mosque (photo). Politicians from the ruling coalition cite radical imams, polygamy and failure to uphold women's rights by Muslims immigrants as obstacles to recognising Islam as an official religion in Italy.

Until now, only the Catholic Church, Judaism and other established churches including Lutherans, Evangelists, Waldensians and 7th-day Adventists have received the income tax revenue from the Itallain government.

There are between one million and 1.5 million Muslims in Italy and 130 mosques linked the Muslim umbrella organisation UCOII across the country.
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NRA Announcement on Endorsements in NV and Harry Reid

2010 Nevada U.S. Senate Race

In the coming days and weeks, the NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) will be announcing endorsements and candidate ratings in hundreds of federal races, as well as thousands of state legislative races. Unless these announcements are required by the timing of primary or special elections, the NRA-PVF generally does not issue endorsements while important legislative business is pending. The NRA-PVF also operates under a long-standing policy that gives preference to incumbent candidates who have voted with the NRA on key issues, which is explained in more detail here.

The U.S. Senate recently considered a number of issues important to NRA members, including the confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Out of respect for the confirmation process, the NRA did not announce its position on Ms. Kagan's confirmation until the conclusion of her testimony before the Senate Judiciary committee. Her evasive testimony exacerbated grave concerns we had about her long-standing hostility towards the Second Amendment. As a result, the NRA strongly opposed her confirmation and made it clear at the time that we would be scoring this important vote.

The vote on Elena Kagan's confirmation to the Court, along with the previous year's confirmation vote on Sonia Sotomayor, are critical for the future of the Second Amendment. After careful consideration, the NRA-PVF announced today that it will not be endorsing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for re-election in the 2010 U.S. Senate race in Nevada.

So for those of you who wrote them and gave them hell also .. good on you.

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Michelle Obama Visited Grand Mosque Of Granada While In Spain

The Grand Mosque in Spain is NOT A HISTORICAL SITE. 

So, why was Michelle Obama visiting a Mosque, in another country, which is not a historical site?

Michelle and Barack Obama have an affinity for Islam. They like Islam.

There is not an instance in history of any country ruled by Islam which, over time, has been productive, free, and peaceful.

To study the history of Islam is to study a history of murder, imperialism, the enslavement of men, the rape of women, the pillaging and squandering of historical treasures, the subjugation of hundreds of millions of people;

and the genocide of over 200 million human beings.

Let us not be mince words; Islam is a pestilence. It is a blight upon the Earth.

And, the Obama's would like to see more and more Islamic influence in our great nation.

The Obama's, and every other government official who agrees with them, need to be put on a train out of Washington as soon as possible.

From the Canada Free Press:

While President Barack Obama was “forcefully” endorsing the Ground Zero Mosque, Michelle Obama was paying homage with her presence to the Great Mosque at Granada,  which overlooks what was once Islam’s most important outpost in Europe, the Alhambra palace in Granada.

There is no doubt about the influence of the Great Mosque of Granada overlooking Alhambra.  One Spanish guidebook states that the Alhambra is to Granada what St.Peter’s is to Rome or St. Mark’s Square to Venice.

Michelle Obama and her nine-year-old daughter, Sasha, visited the Alhambra Mosque at dusk on the second day of her visit to Spain, one day after Barack had celebrated his 49th birthday without his family with Chicago friends.

Built in 2003, the Great Mosque in Granada, like the mosque planned in the shadow of Ground Zero, was born in controversy.

“The land on which the mosque has been built was bought 22 years ago, but city authorities continually objected to the planning proposals.” (Victory News Magazine, July 17,  2003).  “When it was finally accepted that the land could be used for religious purposes, objections were raised to the layout of the building.  Planners had to rethink the height and design of the building’s minaret but opposition to the scheme, which received financial backing from Libya, the United Arab Emirates and Morocco, gradually subsided.”

Back in 2004, the mayor, a member of Spain’s ruling right-wing party, attended the inauguration. 
“The King of Spain was also offered an invitation but “prior engagements” meant he was unable to accept,” wrote Victory News Magazine.
On inauguration day, a muezzin called Spanish Muslims to prayer at the first mosque to be opened in Granada since the 1492 reconquista, the culmination of a 22-year project.
“For those who built the Great Mosque of Granada, which looks out onto the Alhambra Palace, its inauguration, attended by a string of Muslim and non-Muslim dignitaries, heralds a new dawn for the faith in Europe.”

“The mosque is a symbol of a return to Islam among the Spanish people and among indigenous Europeans that will break with the malicious concept of Islam as a foreign and immigrant religion in Europe,” says Abdel Haqq Salaberria, a spokesman for the mosque and convert to Islam.

“It will act as a vocal point for the Islamic revival in Europe.”

The call to prayer of the muezzin can now be heard in the narrow streets and alleyways of Albaicin, the city’s old Moorish district, as a new generation of Spanish converts which is growing in numbers and confidence gives the city back a small part of its ancient Islamic heart.

“When we stand in the garden and look out at the Alhambra, we tell people what they see is not something built by Arabs but by the people of Granada—by their own forebears, who were Muslims and spoke Arabic,” said Malik Ruiz, a local engineer who is the president of the mosque and president of the Islamic Community in Spain.

While the builders of the Mosque near Ground Zero claim it is being built to foster interfaith sentiments with other religions, its detractors insist it is a victory mosque built to commemorate the slaughter of 3,000 Americans on Sept. 11, 2001.

The money to build the Ground Zero Mosque is said to be coming from Muslim countries.

Other than referring to it in passing,  there has been no media coverage about Michelle Obama’s dusk visit to the Great Mosque at Granada.  Prayer times at the mosque on Aug. 5 were 6:09 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
While Michelle Obama was roundly criticized as a spendthrift American Marie Antoinette during her visit to Spain, was she on official Mosque business for her husband?

Were messages exchanged between Michelle Obama and the principals of the Great Mosque at Granada on August 5, 2010?
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'IDF can destroy Lebanon army within 4 hours'
Lebanese paper says US envoy's advisor threatened Lebanese army chief with Israeli contingency plan following deadly border skirmish
Roee Nahmias

An senior advisor to US special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell has threatened Lebanese army commander, Jean Kahwajim that should his army initiate additional fire exchanges with Israel, the IDF would annihilate his military within four hours, Lebanese newspaper al-Liwa reported Friday.

According to the report, Frederick Hof spoke to Kahwaji on August 9, following the deadly border skirmish between Israel and Lebanon and informed him of the IDF contingency plan.

The report further quotes Mitchell's aide as telling the Lebanese commander that Israel had decided to carry out a plan "which would completely destroy the Lebanese army's bases, centers and offices within four hours."

Lieutenant-Colonel (res.) Dov Harari was killed in the border skirmish earlier this month and another officer was seriously injured. Firing began when IDF forces entered a border enclave in order to uproot a tree. Lebanon later blamed Israel for violating UN Resolution 1701.

Hof advised the Lebanese army chief to show restraint in any future border conflict with Israel.

US sources said a UNIFIL report which ruled that the tree was on Israel's side of the border sheds new light on the possible danger caused by the proximity between the Lebanese army and Hezbollah.


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