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Against Unreasonable Searches and Seizures,
Shall Not Be Violated


Saturday, September 02, 2006

Map of Moonbatistan

A few posts ago I mentioned a country named Moonbatistan, in Eurabia. Lest you think it’s a figment of my imagination, here’s a map to prove it real.

Picture: Map of Moonbatistan

(Work of my hands, yes. Figment of my imagination, unfortunately no—there are too many countries already there or getting there fast.)
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Storm Track Appeasement & Apologists

From A Piece Written a Few Months Ago at The Gathering Storm.

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last."

The World Wars of the 20th century had physically and emotionally exhausted the European nations. After tens of millions have died and billions of dollars in property destroyed, 21st century Europe has done everything it could to avoid future conflicts that brought the continent to its knees. The Europeans, in the rush to avoid war in the future, no longer sees that wars are fought to defeat evil, but sees war as evil. This had led to the reluctance to confront the growing evil of the 21st century. The response today is to appease at any price to avoid war, as was the response to the fascists of Germany and Japan in the 1930s.

Like in the 1930s, the disease of appeasement has infected all of the free world today - its political leadership, main stream media, educational and cultural institutions, and even its entertainment industry. This reluctance to confront the common enemy of the Islamists who seek to dominate the world through their religion, stems from a real fear of a destructive clash between civilizations – between a 21st century civilization and a 13th century one.

Appeasement is not a softening up tactic itself. It is the end result of disinformation and intimidation tactics used by the Islamists and leads the free world into doubt and inaction in the face of the threat.

Circa: 1930s

Hitler rose to power on disinformation campaign of victimhood. Hitler partially blamed the distressed of affairs of Germany in the 1920s and early 1930, on the Versailles Treaty that ended World War I, and the rest on the Jews. Hitler screamed about the injustices perpetrated on Germany by the peace treaty and the behind the scene manipulations of the Jews and the free nations of Europe cowered under his disinformation assault. Yes, it was true that Germany suffered economically and psychologically from the Versailles Treaty and drove the democratic German into high inflation and bankruptcy.

The European response to his Hitler’s ranting was an ‘understanding’ and the ‘moral’ justification for the West's appeasement attitude that followed. - mainly in the belief that the time had come for the revision of the unjust peace treaty. This ‘understanding’ and the desperate need to avoid another war, forced the democratic European nations into inaction without the moral strength to band together for the common good to defeat what only a few had seen as a growing threat to peace and justice.

Unfortunately, it’s the same today. Europe is in an appeasement mode and the American Left is following close behind the Europeans hell bent on repeating the same mistakes.

Circa: Today

Over the last few years, the pace of appeasing the Islamists and Muslims in general has increased dramatically. Believing the victim claims of the Muslims from their press and pulpits, the free world under the banner of multiculturalism, has bent over backwards to please their Muslim populations who claim that the behavior of democratic institutions and the values they hold have made them ‘uncomfortable’ in some cases, and incensed in others.

Instead of Muslims assimilating into the democratic cultures that they emigrate to, the reverse is happing in many free world nations, especially in Europe – the Islamists are forcing us to assimilate to their culture, changing the very tone and semantics of the rights of the democratic nations in the process (see examples below). Under multiculturalism, everyone is the same and all cultures are separate but equal. But the end result of multiculturalism was to reduce in importance western civilization and its religions in order to bring other cultures up. But the majority of Muslim immigrants to the free world Islam show little sign of wanting to participate in this Utopian world of multiculturalism. They, instead, want to have their culture be the dominate one and refuse to co-exist. The democratic world is in danger of losing its identity for the sake of perfect multicultural ideal that Islam does not buy into.

When the Islamists are made to feel uncomfortable in the modern world, the apologists (read appeasers) in the free world make up all kinds of excuses for Muslim behavior. "We must have done something to offend them", or "Islam is a religion of peace", or "Islam is no different from any other religion" or "We must find out what they want".

As one anonymous blogger has said, “We know what they want - the destruction of our civilization and culture and a descent to the Dark Ages of Sharia worldwide and all the evil it would bring. We are heading towards being the first civilization in human history to be complicit in our own destruction. We're too soft and namby-pamby here in the West, and the likes of Churchill would be appalled if he could come back to life and spend a week in 2006.

Here are some recent attempts as appeasement ending with a democratic nation corroding its national values In the name of multiculturalism.

Europe's effort at cultural tolerance since World War II slowly morphed into a surprisingly deep self-loathing of Western culture that denied the instinct for cultural and national self-defense. If Europe doesn't rise to the challenge, Eurabia will come to pass. Then Europe will cease to be an American ally and instead become a base of operations (as she already is to a small degree) against us.

In short, European countries are losing their national unity – a multicultural rot from within. Blankly writes further that those who've given their blood, sweat and tears to build up the great country of America, will be shunted aside, trampled upon, in the name of "diversity" and "tolerance", for the most intolerant culture on the planet, bar none.

When you preach diversity you get a balkanized country. The damage to the mores and morals of Western Civilization by multiculturalism is a natural outcome of a policy that puts political correctness before common sense. By substituting Judeo-Christian values with PC and multiculturalism a secular society that believes in nothing is easy prey and can be overrun by fanatic society that believes strongly in their cause.

Finally, here’s what happens when unrestrained appeasement turns into delusion. The European Union in its attempt to placate the Islamists has removed ‘Islamic Terrorism’ from its Dictionary.

In a strange way, the appeasers and apologists for Islam have introduced Orwell’s concept of Newspeak. Orwell writes in his book 1984, “The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of IngSoc, but to make all other modes of thought impossible. This was done partly by the invention of new words, but chiefly by eliminating undesirable words and stripping such words as remained of unorthodox meanings, and so far as possible of all secondary meaning whatever.”

To give a single example - The word free still existed in Newspeak, but could only be used in such statements as "The dog is free from lice" or "This field is free from weeds." It could not be used in its old sense of "politically free" or "intellectually free," since political and intellectual freedom no longer existed even as concepts, and were therefore of necessity nameless. Newspeak was founded on the English language as we now know it, though many Newspeak sentences, even when not containing newly created words, would be barely intelligible to an English-speaker of our own day.”

Welcome to January 1984.

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Attacks on Jews in UK Soar

From the Times UK (emphasis added though no comment is required):

On Thursday an all-party parliamentary inquiry will state that anti-Semitic violence has become endemic in Britain, both on the streets and university campuses. The report will call for urgent action from the Government, the police and educational establishments. ... ...

The July incidents “were more dispersed than usual”, Mr Gardner said. “It is usually a small number responsible for a large number of attacks, but these were very widespread across the country and included graffiti attacks on synagogues in Edinburgh and Glasgow.”

The attackers, when visible, are from across society, he said. “When it’s verbal abuse, it’s just ordinary people in the street, from middle-class women to working-class men. All colours and backgrounds. We hardly ever see incidents involving the classic neo-Nazi skinhead. Muslims are over-represented.” ... ...

In Hampstead Garden Suburb, swastikas and the words “Kill all Jews” and “Allah” were daubed on the house and car of Justin Stebbing. Dr Stebbing, who works at a hospital, said: “I felt violated. It’s horrible.”

Jon Benjamin, of the Board of Deputies, said: “The problem is the spin that Israel is an irredeemably evil regime, and we are concerned that it may become common currency to connect British Jews with this.”

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Finally, real hope for a just and lasting peace in the Middle East


U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Friday that Syria would step up border patrols and work with the Lebanese army to stop the flow of weapons to Hezbollah.

Meanwhile, Palestinian militants fired homemade rockets into Israel on Friday, defying the latest calls by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to halt the attacks. The Israeli army said two or three rockets fell in the Negev desert in southern Israel, after five hit Israeli territory on Thursday. No injuries were reported either day.

In Stockholm, donors pledged $500 million in aid for Palestinians Friday, including $55 million for a U.N. emergency appeal for humanitarian help, organizers said.

and meanwhile in the real world....from Gertz...

Arms flowing from Syria into Lebanon as Hizbullah stocks up for renewed conflict

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BBC Champions Al Qaeda

A quick update on the BBC show Al Qaeda: Time To Talk. The theme of the show appears to be appeasement and surrender.

One of the points made is that governments in the past have conducted talks with terrorists whom they swore they would never speak to. He cites the IRA as one example. Well, let's look and see how that worked out- originally the IRA was supposed to disarm before talks began. They refused. Then they were supposed to disarm while talks were in progress. They refused. Then they were supposed to disarm when the talks were finished. They refused. Years passed and the political representatives of a murderous terrorist organisation were put into government; one of the demands that they had succeeded in passing was that, unlike the rest of the UK, the party with the most votes wouldn't get to make their own government; a certain number of seats were set aside for the other parties, ensuring that Sinn Fein/IRA would have a place. So for a time our Minister of Education in Northern Ireland was a "former" IRA commander- a man who had been arrested with explosives and ammunition and who had boasted of having informers murdered.

That's what happens when governments talk to terrorists. Today the IRA is still armed and the threat of a return to violence hangs over everything that happens here. If they don't get their way...

Back to Al Qaeda and the BBC- the entire blame for terrorism is placed squarely on US foreign policy in the Middle East- their support of apostate Arab governments, troops on Muslim soil and support for Israel. Taylor mentions the word jihad but he seems to believe that Bin Laden will go away if only America will do what he wants in the Middle East. And he appears to think that this is a reasonable plan in order to stop terrorism. He doesn't mention the Islamic terrorism elsewhere in the world- if the US lets Israel be destroyed will Islamists in the Far East start behaving themselves? He claims that Bin Laden doesn't want a Caliphate- which is an odd claim because Bin Laden has called for a Caliphate. His exact words were, "the pious Caliphate will start from Afghanistan."

Taylor is either completely unaware of his subject matter or is deliverately trying to deceive the audience. I wonder which it is?

FAS sums it up like this- "Al-Qa'ida's goal is to "unite all Muslims and to establish a government which follows the rule of the Caliphs." Bin Laden has stated that the only way to establish the Caliphate is by force. Al-Qa'ida's goal, therefore, is to overthrow nearly all Muslim governments, which are viewed as corrupt, to drive Western influence from those countries, and eventually to abolish state boundaries."

So what's Peter Taylor of the BBC talking about? And, even if Bin Laden has had a change of heart and no longer wants to establish a Caliphate, the war on terror isn't aimed simply at Al Qaeda and no one else- we're fighting Islamic terrorism all over the world. Does Taylor think we should sit down and negotiate with all of them? My guess is that he probably does think that's the way forward- the good little dhimmi is ready to accept his new Islamist overlords- and he wants to convince others to come along for the ride too.

It's interesting to note that the two "experts" who agree with Peter Taylor are a former Jordanian official and a Harvard academic. I think that says a lot about the show.

The propaganda programme will be broadcast tomorrow night.
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Hey, our intelligence services tell us that the Shia and Sunnis will never work together

Some Sunni insurgency groups have formed up with Iran-backed Hizbullah

WASHINGTON — Sunni insurgents have joined the Shi'ite Hizbullah in the war against Israel.

Despite religious edicts, Sunni groups participated in the Hizbullah war against Israel, suspended by the United Nations-arranged ceasefire on Aug. 14. The Washington-based Jamestown Foundation said the largest Lebanese Sunni partner of Hizbullah was Jemaah Islamiya.

"It is fighting alongside Hizbullah to fend off Israel's incursion into Lebanon, sending the Al Fajr Forces its military wing, to engage in combat with the Israeli Defense Forces," Jamestown said in a report authored by Jordanian expert Abdul Hameed Bakier.

Jemaah Islamiya has confirmed its participation in the Hizbullah war.

Jemaah chairman Faisal Malawi said Sunnis must participate in what he termed the "defense of Lebanon as they do in Palestine."

"They [Lebanese Sunnis] have been marginalized for decades because the circumstances weren't suitable for everyone to participate in the honorable resistance," Malawi said.

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Jack is back! Missed him............... he hit 15 countries but is back and in rare form. This is his latest on the tragic ineptitude in handling mullahs with nukes. Dr Jack Wheeler's To the Point, PAID ONLY

Why isn't the world afraid of Jews With Nukes? It's terrified of the prospect of Mullahs With Nukes - but Israel already possess hundreds of nukes andAtlasussoldier_1 no one freaks out about it.

Least afraid are the Mullahs of Iran and their leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinutjob, who glories in threatening to wipe Israel "off the face of the earth" and arming its enemies like Hezbollah.

The reason they are not afraid and the world is not worried about Jews With Nukes is what philosopher Ayn Rand called The Sanction of the Victim.

She defined this as "the willingness of the good to suffer at the hands of evil."

In other words, Ahmadinutjob is using the moral decency of Israel as a weapon against it. He is betting his country's existence that Jews are too virtuous to do to him what he most desires to do to them. He expects them to be sacrificial victims doomed by their own virtues.

It is now being argued in Israeli halls of power that his assumption should be a fatal mistake. Atlas may be about to shrug in Jerusalem.

Rand's magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged, revolves around the question, what would happen if the victims of evil (the "Atlases" who carry the burden of the world upon their shoulders) no longer permit themselves to be victims, and revoke or shrug off their sanction?

The essence of human morality for Rand is the unwillingness of the good to serve evil, the refusal of the individual person to approve of his being a sacrificial animal. This applies to nations as well.

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Osama Got Da' Jungle Fever For Whitney

From MTS, at Tipjar:

August 21, 2006 -- OSAMA bin Laden has more on his mind than just the destruction of the United States - the world's most wanted terrorist is obsessed with Whitney Houston, so much so that he's even mulled a hit on her hubby, Bobby Brown.

Kola Boof, 37, the Sudanese poet and novelist who claims to have once been bin Laden's sex slave, writes in her autobiography, "Diary of a Lost Girl," which is excerpted in the September Harper's: "He told me Whitney Houston was the most beautiful woman he'd ever seen."

Boof - who wrote for the soap opera "The Days of Our Lives" until she was axed last month - continues, "He said that he had a paramount desire for [Houston] and although he claimed music was evil, he spoke of someday spending vast amounts of money to go to America and try to arrange a meeting."

Boof says bin Laden couldn't stop talking about his favorite singer and had lofty plans for her. "He said he wanted to give [her] a mansion that he owned in a suburb of Khartoum. He explained to me that to possess Whitney, he would be willing to break his color rule and make her one of his wives."

But bin Laden's murderous side also emerged in his fantasies about the pop superstar. "[He would say] how beautiful she is," Boof claims, "what a nice smile she has, how truly Islamic she is but is just brainwashed by American culture and by her husband - Bobby Brown, whom Osama talked about having killed, as if it were normal to have womens' husbands killed.

"In his briefcase, I would come across photographs of the Star [magazine], as well as copies of Playboy. It would soon come to the point where I was sick of hearing Whitney Houston's name," Boof writes.

But as much as bin Laden adored Houston, he was also dismissive of black women. "African women are only good for a man's lower pleasures," bin Laden supposedly said. "What need do you have for a womb?"

And Boof writes that the 9/11 terror mastermind detested her hairstyle. "Why do you wear your hair braided?" he fumed, telling her that "only monkeys" did that.
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The Place of Women in Islam

An exhaustive and informative post at Sunni Sisters:

I was physically barred from entering the masjid in front of my mother by two men who explained, “There’s no room for women here. Sorry.”

“Where do the women pray?” I asked.

“They don’t,” said one. “At least, they don’t pray here.” Women were not expected to attend Jumu’ah, and if they showed up, were not allowed to enter.


I lived in an apartment with my family in Saudi Arabia. The building had four elevators--two main ones in front of the entrance and two small ones on the side. The women were told to use the tiny, and slow, elevators if they were alone. Once, I was waiting for an elevator (the male-only one) and when the doors opened, I entered it right away. A woman in a full abaya was in there. Before the doors could close, she quickly walked out.

That sorry mindset indirectly relays quite a bit about men:

When men say that women in the same space will create a situation of intolerable sexual fitnah for them, they are really doing themselves a disservice. They’re saying that generally speaking, Muslim men can not be relied upon to be responsible adults or conscientious Muslims.

Indeed. Though, it is the women who, no question, suffer the most:

I know some older women who never learned to read because their fathers thought it would lead to them “reading and writing love letters.” Their fathers did not “protect” their sons in this same way.

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Suicide in Slow Motion

"The Swedish People Have Ceased to Exist — by Decree of Their Own Government." That's what this post at Gates of Vienna says.

Be sure to read the last paragraph.

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We Will Never Forget Beslan

As horrifying and evil as the September 11th attacks on America were, there was an almost equally horrifying attack waged in Chechneya two years ago today.

Chechneyan Muslims (with connection to Al Qaeda) stormed an elementary school in Beslan, Chechneya, taking over 1,100 teachers and students hostage. During the ensuing standoff with police, the Jihadis raped young girls, shot teachers, strung the entire school with explosives, and forced children to drink urine.

In the end, the Jihadis went Apocalypse Now on the school, murdering 319 people, 186 of whom were children.
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Friday, September 01, 2006

Hit And Run Jihadi Really Crazy?

Michelle Malkin says she thinks he really is just crazy.

Atlas Shrugs says she thinks he's a Jihadi.

I don't know which way to go on this. I have to wonder why, if he is crazy, there are so many different stories coming out of his camp. First they say he was distraught at an arranged marriage. Then, he's distraught because he misses his wife, or because he just returned to the U.S. from Afghanistan, where life is so different. Or, because he's been having bad dreams. Or, or, or.

Just saying, you know.

So, if we don't know, then I guess it's best to give him the benefit of the doubt.

So, take one off the books for the Jihadis. That means there have only been 5,710 terrorist attacks perpetrated by Muslims since September 11, 2001.
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Religion Of Thinly Veiled Threats

Pleas for integration from Australia's Prime Minister naturally lead to thinly veiled threats from Muslim communities leaders:

PRIME Minister John Howard has denied he was singling Muslims out for criticism over the way some immigrants fail to integrate into Australian society.

Mr Howard sparked controversy yesterday by saying on talk-back radio a small group of Muslim migrants had refused to accept their adopted country's values and had not learned English.

The Prime Minister said today he had no reason to apologise or water down those remarks.
"There's a small section of the Islamic population which is unwilling to integrate," he said.

"And I have said, generally, all migrants ... they have to integrate, and that means speaking English as quickly as possible, it means embracing Australian values and it also means making sure that no matter what the culture of the country from which they come might have been, Australia requires women to be treated fairly and equally and in the same fashion as men.

"And if any migrants that come into this country have a different view, they better get rid of that view very quickly.

"I don't retreat in any way from that. It doesn't involve singling out a group."

In the wake of Mr Howard's comments yesterday the chairman of the Government's Islamic advisory committee, Dr Ameer Ali, has warned of more Cronulla-style riots unless the Prime Minister tones down his rhetoric on Muslim migrants.

"We have already witnessed one incident in Sydney recently in Cronulla, I don't want these scenes to be repeated because when you antagonise the younger generation, younger group, they are bound to react," Dr Ali said to Macquarie Radio.

See how one thing naturally leads to another? How could it be any other way?
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This Is Frightening - Ahmadinejad Really Does Seem To Believe He Is The Mahdi

There has been much speculation about the mental health of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinjad. He believes he had a mystical experience while speaking at the United Nations. He calls for Israel to be wiped off the map. He speaks longingly of the return of the Mahdi; the Hidden Imam.

Well, apparently, he believes he is the Mahdi:

As you probably already know, Iranian president Mahmood Ahmadinejad has started a weblog in Farsi, English, Arabic and French. This led me to lookup the whois-record of his domain name, ahmadinejad.ir.

There's something strange here. While the first name of the Iranian president is "Mahmoud", the domain registration says "Mahdi". In Islamic eschatology, the Mahdi is the prophesied redeemer of Islam, who will change the world into a perfect Islamic society before the end of times.

It is well known that Ahmadinejad is a strong believer in the return of the Mahdi. But isn't this registration a strong indication that he (or his staff) believes that he himself is the Mahdi?
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LA Times Publishes OP-ED By Secretary Of Defense Rumsfeld

The LA Times published an OP-ED by US Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld today. In it, Rumsfeld explains his views and explains what he meant with his speech at the annual conventions of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion in which he mentioned 'appeasement'.

As might be obvious for those who read my own blog and The Moderate Voice, I agreed with most Rumsfeld said - at least with his general message that Muslim extremism is a serious threat, should be considered as such and that appeasement in any way, shape or form is not an option. One does not negotiate with extremists who are willing to die themselves, as long as 'infidels' die as well.

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Imam convicted of rape loses appeal.

From: News from Norway.

A forty one year old imam was earlier today sentenced to jail for two years and nine months, for raping a thirty year old woman at the Islamic Center in Kristiansand, in October 2004.

The case was first dismissed by the courts because of insufficient evidence, but that decision was overruled by the state prosecutors office when the woman’s attorney appealed the decision.

The imam was sentenced to jail for two and a half years in February this year, by the city court in Kristiansand. The imam appealed this verdict, but the Agder court of appeals found the him guilty today, according to local newspaper Fædrelandsvennen.

He was also ordered to pay the women 125 000 Nkr (approx $ 15 000 US) in damages.

The woman was standing outside a restaurant in the city centre of Kristiansand on the evening of the crime, when she was approached by the imam, who offered her consolation and tea. The two of them then proceeded to the Islamic Center in Kristiandsand, where, according to the verdict, the imam raped the woman.

The court considered it an aggravating factor that the suspect was an imam and a spiritual adviser, and pointed out that he should have understood that the victim was in a very vulnerable state at the time.

- I’m relieved and very happy that the court believed me. I am now finally ready to look ahead and focus on the future.-

The imam has fourteen days to appeal this verdict.
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It's the religion, Stupid!

Watch President Bush speaking to military veterans in Salt Lake City in Utah

”The war we fight today is more than a military conflict. It is the decisive ideological struggle of the 21st Century. Despite their [the various “terrorist” groups'] differences, these groups form the outline of a single movement, a worldwide network of radicals that use terror to kill those who stand in the way of their totalitarian ideology. And the unifying feature of this movement, the link that spans sectarian divisions and local grievances, is the rigid conviction that free societies are a threat to their twisted view of Islam.” - President Bush

President Bush’s foreign policy with regard to “Islamic terrorists” has no foundation. It is like the house built on sand! If President Bush really thinks that this war against “Islamic terrorists” is going to be won by ignoring the cause of the problem we face, then he is deluding himself.

No war was ever won without identifying the enemy. A doctor cannot effect a cure for a sick man if he doesn’t identify the disease. He cannot beat the disease simply by treating the symptoms. In order for the doctor to beat the disease, he must first identify the disease itself. Similarly, if we are to win this war, we have to identify the root cause of the problems we face. We must ask ourselves where is all this hatred stemming from? What is at the root of the problem?

One has to be either ignorant, stupid, foolish, or just plain obstinate not to see that the root cause of our problems with “terrorists” is Islam itself. These are “Islamic terrorists”, and they are fired by their religion, Islam, to take over the rest of the world, and Islamize it. These “Islamic terrorists” are actually jihadis, and they are out to turn the “House of War”, or Dar ul Harb, into the “House of Islam”, or Dar ul Islam.

These jihadis don't have any “twisted view of Islam” at all! In fact, they have a very good understanding of their religion, and they intend to live by its tenets. YOU, Mr President, have a “twisted” view of Islam, not the jihadis! They know what they are doing, but do you know what you are doing? That is the question YOU need to ask YOURSELF!

What is happening in the world today is nothing much different from what has been happening in the world for the past 1400 years. Muslims have been busy Islamizing the world for about that long. But, of course, there have been quiet spells, because they haven’t always had the money to finance the jihad as they have today. When people are forced, through poverty, to dwell in tents as Bedouins, they have their next meal to think about; so they fight, if at all, amongst themselves. These days, however, they are awash with petrodollars; so they have plenty of money, billions in fact, to finance their jihadi activities. And, Mr President, you need look no further than your big chums in Saudi Arabia for evidence of the petrodollars being used around the world to finance and propagate their particularly pernicious brand of Islam – Wahhabism. Yet you continue to insist on cozying up to the Saudis, insisting that they are your friends and allies.

Then, on the other side of the Persian Gulf, we have the Iranians. They, too, are awash with cash to finance their Shiite version of Islam throughout the world. We have them financing such jihadi organizations as Hizbullah. And the Syrians help the Iranians along.

So we have a fight on a grand scale for supremacy in the world – Sunni and Shiite Islam. We in the West are allowing both forms of Islam to be propagated here at home, in the form of mosques (where hatred of the infidel and anti-Semitism are propagated), in the form of propagation centres proper, in the form of madrassahs, in the form of university chairs in what were once respectable Western universities, thus shutting up professors and getting them on side. The list goes on. Yet YOU, Mr President, insist that the version of Islam the jihadis are working hard to propagate throughout the world is a “twisted” one.

When you speak like this, you make yourself sound foolish, very foolish indeed. It also makes one think that people at the very top in government are being paid off by their Saudi masters for speaking highly of a faith that is out to destroy the West, destroy democracy, and destroy freedom.

When did you last read a history book, Mr President? Have you ever read anything about the crusades? Have you ever read anything about al-Andalus, and how it took the Spanish centuries to rid Spain of Islamic influence? Do you have any idea of what is really going on? Or are you just being shut up by your Saudi masters because you and your henchmen such as Cheney are in their pay?

Something sinister is going on here in the West! Something rotten!

You have talked so much about bringing democracy to the Middle East. Forget it! Middle Easterners, by and large, don’t want Western democracy. This is obvious to all but the blind. What they want is to follow the Islamic path, they want Islamic theocracy. So what you need to do is not spend your energy and the resources of the West on a vain attempt to bring democracy to them; rather you should be diverting your energy and the West’s resources to ensuring that Muslims don’t manage to bring their anti-democratic, pro-Islamic theocratic ideas here to the West! That is our real danger, Mr President. Keep Islam out of the West as far as is humanly possible! Stunt its growth here! Reverse any trends you can!

Islam has entered the West and has put down roots here. Sadly! They did the same in Egypt and Syria and Libya centuries ago. And look what happened to those countries! They are now Islamic. The same will happen to the West, because leaders like you steadfastly refuse either to see or to understand what is happening under our very noses.

Your speech to the military veterans in Salt Lake City was a tame one. It lacks conviction; so it is certainly not convincing. Further, until and unless you change your tired, worn-out tune, until you stop making lame excuses for the very belligerent religion of Islam, you will never win this war, and you will never carry the people, either in the US, Europe, Australasia, or any other part of the free world, with you. You are wasting your time. You have hyped up Iraq, probably to save your own face; but Iraq was never the real problem, Islam was, is, and ever will be.

No, Mr President, the jihadis do not have a “twisted” version of their faith, YOU do! When will you ever learn? Simply put, Mr President, and as the Democratic Party's one-time strategist, James Carville, might have said: It’s the religion, Stupid!

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The very intimidating French threat of further dialogue

Well, the deadline for the suspension of uranium enrichment on the part of Iran has passed yesterday and the Iranian government, unsurprisingly, has stated that it will continue with its plan (for the construction of the "storm" that will erase Israel from Earth).

The Russians have indicated that any discussion of punitive measures against Iran is a "dead end".

And the Ministers of Old Europe have indicated very firm and respectable positions such as this:

Well said, Dominique! Who do those ayatollahs think they are? Man, to think that they can just ignore the petitions of international community like that. Let it be made very clear that any tyrannic regime that ignores tha international community will be treated with the menace of further dialogue. And if on that continuation of dialogue they still want to ignore the international community, then they will have to face the consequences, which will obviously have to be stronger expressions of regret. For example, instead of "I regret very strongly", the Iranians would have to face expressions like "I regret extraordinarily", and of course, accompanied by the very intimidating threat of "further dialogue." I am sure those ayatollahs are pissing their underwear right now (do they use that?).
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Storm Track Intimidation: "I Am the President of the Islamic Community of Como.”

From The Gathering Storm

Here’s more arrogant proof that Muslims do not see them selves assimilating intro their host countries. A Muslim shows his cards. He’s setting up his own Islamic nation in Italy. The storm is coming.
“We will prove that (Italian Prime Minister) Magdi Allam is a liar. He is an impostor inciting hatred". This is what was said by the spokesman for some Muslims in Como, who has already made headlines over the past few months due to a "clash" with the town council administration following the closure of an illegal mosque in via Pino, in the Camerlata area. For tonight, Sawfat El Sisi has promised a "peaceful but influential" protest in piazza Cavour, in which "dozens and dozens of Muslims will take part". This is why the police station has reinforced its services and the organizers of the meeting with the vice director of Corriere della Sera have said that they are worried. Tonight, as part of 'Parolario', a book festival set up in Como in its sixth year, Magdi Allam will be presenting his book "Io amo l'Italia. Ma gli italiani la amano?" ("I Love Italy. But Do Italians?").
Why the need for police at a book fair?
In the book, Allam speaks on the "clash" last year with El Sisi on September 17 during the book festival. "at a certain point", said Allam, "about a dozen bearded extremists with the traditional long white tunics made their way forcefully through the crowd. Leading them was Sawfat El Sisi, who began yelling: "I am the president of the Islamic community of Como. Magdi Allam is damaging Islam".

The Prime Minster took a very anti-dhimmi stand when El Sisi said, “I Am the President of the Islamic Community of Como.”

That, according to the journalist, was their harsh face-off. The PM then responded: “‘You cannot represent a community because in Como there is no community but only people who belong to the Islamic religion. You were not elected democratically. You are an impostor.' I am hoping that the man will use common sense this time".

But El Sisi doesn't seem to want to give up his "peaceful invasion of piazza Cavour".

"The population will find out that that man is a liar, a traitor who is trying to burn the bridge of peace between Christians and Muslims", he said, to then add: "We have found a way in which Allam cannot make us be quiet by using his arrogance. He will be ashamed and will leave Como like a dog with its tail between its legs".
The mosque that was closed in via Pino was often at the centre of anti-terrorism investigations and some of those who regularly attended it (including some "high-ranking" members) were extradited by Minister Pisanu, without forgetting the Gallarate mosque (Varese) where mercenaries were recruited to enlist for the "holy war". But according to El Sisi "it's all lies.

And I wonder where the ‘moderate’ Muslims were doing this exchange. Did they yell down the arrogant El Sisi or just stand ideally by with their hands in their pockets? Some day the Islamists are going to over play that hand.

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Regime Change In Belgium Is The Official Policy Of Infidel Bloggers Alliance

Infidel Bloggers Alliance - the insane clown posse - is comin' to get ya'.

Belgium will be the first Western government to fall as a result of the Great European Civil War. It is an inevitability. However, the sooner the better, so Infidel Bloggers Alliance has decided to pursue a policy of agitating for regime change in Belgium.

Of course, we have no organized armed forces at this point, so there is no threat of armed intervention. However, we want to make it clear that we support our Belgian brothers and sisters in their pursuit of freedom and human rights.

As such, we will be bringing you the news of the outlandish behavior of the Belgian government. Over the course of time, we expect these stories to build upon one another so that they will eventually constitute an overwhelming case for the removal of the current system of administration within Belgium.

We must all recognize that the Belgian government would not behave in the way it does were it not for the fact that it knows that it is incredibly weak. A strong government would not pick on a blogger like Paul Belien for pointing out its mistakes. They say he is inciting racial hatred, when in fact what he is doing is pointing out the dangers of Islamofascism. Only an exhausted regime, unsure of its own hold on the reins of power, would take such action.

Therefore, while it may take time to bring about the change that we seek, we can rest assured it will come.

Lock up your cute furry animals - there's going to be trouble.

Witness now, the latest information to come to our attention:

Belgian Authorities Destroy Holocaust Records

The Belgian authorities have destroyed archives and records relating to the persecution and deportation of Jews in Belgium in the 1930s and 1940s. Some of this happened as recently as the late 1990s. [...]

... the Belgian press has not yet mentioned the affair. The Senate report says that “documents about the period 1930-1950 have been destroyed on a massive scale.”

The systematic destructions of the records of police and judiciary from the 1930s and ’40s happened chiefly in Brussels and Wallonia, the French-speaking south of Belgium. The Senate report states that in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking north of the country, archives have been saved thanks to conscientious archivists.

I repeat, only a weak government, unsure of its own hold on the reins of power would do such a thing. A strong, moral government would desire to preserve its history knowing that mistakes are to be learned from, that the self-correcting process of democracy would prevail, and that only by admitting its errors can this process continue working.

The fact that the Belgian government instead fears its own history is evidence that they have no intention of correcting the errors of the past, let alone subjecting these errors to the self-correcting process of a democratic system.

It will probably be a long, turbulent ride forward into the future, but rest assured, we the people will prevail.

Belgium - Let me give you some advice, you don't want to mess with us when we're wearing our party hats!
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Islam on TV

I wonder how this one will turn out?

Peaches Geldof is to appear in a Channel 4 reality TV show, the "precocious London party girl" living with a devout Muslim family in Morocco in a show called "A Beginner's Guide To Islam".

The BBC webpage on the story has a link to another feature called "I want to open people's minds". I'd assumed it was something to do with the Geldof story but it's actually about a wannabe Muslim actress.-

"as a practising Muslim, she faces all sorts of obstacles when she portrays a character. She does not drink or smoke, she must be careful about touching men - and obviously she cannot show anything other than her face and hands.

She contacted the BBC News website because she was frustrated by the lack of opportunity."

Gee, I wonder why she might feel there's a lack of opportunity for an actress with such "range"? There must be so many parts that she's capable of playing!

As if unaware of the world in which she wants to work, the actress claims that her having to wear the hijab is just as limiting as the no-nudity clauses that some actors have in their contracts. Huh?

Anyway, expect to see her in a BBC drama soon. How many other out of work actors managed to get featured on the BBC? The clever girl even suggested a part for herself as a nurse on Casualty (think a less exciting and less glamorous ER).
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Another "earth shaking" report..IAEA finds DIFFERENT highly enriched Uranium in Iran

Highly enriched uranium found in Iran

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency told the U.N. Security Council its inspectors have found new traces of enriched uranium in Iran.

The discovery marked the third instance that highly enriched uranium was found at an Iranian facility, but the IAEA said the nuclear fingerprint on the new discovery does not match that found on earlier samples, which the agency had concluded came from contaminated (illegally purchased) equipment from Pakistan, The New York Times reported Friday.

Gee imagine my shock !

But why bother with all this since:
1) The UN Security Council will find a veto by Russia, China or France or
2) Pass a meaningless resolution and send a mean letter
3) A group of allies will enact sanctions which will prevent Ahmedinjad and other pious armageddon seekers from vacationing on Rodeo Drive with the little women covered in black, which Germany and France will cheat on and Russia nd China will happily ignore
4) Nothing on this planet will dissuade, disturb, dismiss or deter the Iranians from their national mission of pride, destruction, and genocide in the name of the Quran, except force of arms....

So I have a suggestion...

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A Playwright Steps onto Reality’s Stage

I said I would translate the story of Yehoshua Sobol, from the July 27, 2006 issue of Yediot Achronot, upon finding no translation on YNetNews, the English-language version of Yediot Achronot online. The item is titled “Disillusionment”, and is an interview of Israeli playwright Yehoshua Sobol by Yoav Birenberg. It is a riveting read.

Picture: Scan of July 27, 2006 Yediot Achronot interview of Yehoshua Sobol


(Sobol) “This war is necessary. If we’d kept turning a blind eye toward what was happening in Lebanon, when an Iranian base was being set up in front of our eyes, we’d find ourselves in the future under the threat of the destruction of great concentrations of population by unconventional weaponry.


(Sobol) “In the last two weeks I’ve been undergoing a very deep rethinking of my opinions. I find that they were, many times, based on charitable wishes, on the wishes of my heart. I expected that, following the evacuation, as soon as we got out of Gaza, the day afterward the Palestinians in Gaza would announce a tremendous building initiative, but they started bombardment on the Israeli inhabited areas with Kassams. In my eyes that’s a declaration that they have no intention whatsoever of building a state but, in fact, of continuing the business of self-destruction and our destruction”.

In full on Our Children Are The Guarantors »
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UN warns of Gaza aid 'time bomb'

Time bombs

Jan Egeland UN's humanitarian chief says

Gaza a "ticking time bomb"

The Palestinian people have democratically elected an organisation who's charter states that there can be no peace with Israel and who's leader's say they will push very last Jew in to the sea.

Terrorism is wrong. Start valuing your OWN lives and other people will be far more inclined to help you. Start valuing the lives of innocent people and unlearn all the hatred that is taught in your schools and media. Please, for you own sakes.

You cannot expect money from the EU, Israel and America when your society explicitly supports terrorism and the taking of innocent lives.

In the end it will be yourselves who suffer if you cannot see the point of living here on earth and cherishing every day, valuing the lives of others and protecting the lives of others.

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To Miss England: We Enjoy Your Looks Not Your Opinion

I always find it interesting when a beauty queen thinks, that because she's beautiful, people actually give a damn about what she says about certain political issues. The first Muslim Miss England belongs to that category as well. She spoke about the radicalization process / about moderate Muslims who turn to extremism and blamed... those who criticize Islamism / Muslim terrorism, for this growing problem.

All the above being said, her words are interesting because they show a particular mindset that seems to be prevailing in the Muslim communities in the West. Therefore, some - very telling - quotes:

She said: "The attitude towards Muslims has got worse over the year. Also the Muslims' attitude to British people has got worse.

"Even moderate Muslims are turning to terrorism to prove themselves. They think they might as well support it because they are stereotyped anyway. It will take a long time for communities to start mixing in more.

"People may feel I am just a sugar coating on the situation. I am a symbol to show it's not really that bad.

But at the same time, she said, "there is this hostility" which comes "mainly from the Government".

The Prime Minister told MPs last month that moderate Muslims were not doing enough to tackle extremists in their own community.

Miss Kohistani said: "Tony Blair addressed Muslims in particular, telling them that they need to sort out the problem within. That was a huge stereotype of the Islamic community. Even the more moderate Muslims have been stereotyped negatively and feel they have to take actions to prove themselves.

Isn't it fascinating how some 'moderate Muslims' twist and turn and, in fact, put themselves on the same level with extremist Muslims while we, born Westerners, try so hard to separate the two? What does that tell us about their views?

Isn't it remarkable that, by criticizing extremist Muslims and saying that the 'Muslim community' should so something against the problem, some 'moderate Muslims' immediately feel attacked? Why is that? Nobody said that every Muslim is an extremist, instead Blair - in this particular example - clearly implied that there are many Muslim who are not extremists, who are moderate in their views. The only thing he did, is to give the 'Muslim community' in England responsibility. Blair simply told the 'Muslim community' that they should do something against the growing radicalization process themselves as well. How is that a 'generalization'? It isn't at all. It's simply pointing out that civilians have responsibilities in democracies, that one cannot expect the government to solve all the problems.

In short: criticizing extremist Muslims and giving the Muslim community responsibility in this by making it aware of the problem and asking the MC to do something against it, somehow equals saying that all Muslims are (potential) terrorists, according to this young lady and according to a lot of the complaints critics of Islamism have received and continue to receive.

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Slippery Slope, Greased with the Fat of Halal Meat

Picture: commentary on the slippery slope from banning Piglet toys to putting hijab on women

May not be kosher humor… but then the only thing Jews have been commanded regarding pigs is, “Don’t eat them”. Islam is a whole ’nother ballgame.
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Snow White and the Seven Jihadists?

In secular Turkey via LFG:

Pinocchio, Tom Sawyer and other characters have been converted to Islam in new versions of 100 classic stories on the Turkish school curriculum.

An innocent question: If Pinocchio says, "Islam is a religion of peace," then does his nose grow?

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Nuclear Neanderthals


These guys are getting their paws on nukes? The mind reels....If it walks like a neanderthal, and talks like a ..........Video at MEMRI

Iranian Nuclear Chief Mohammad Sa'idi Explains Why Iran Produces Heavy Water: Drinking It Helps Fight Cancer and AIDS


"Patients... Consume [Heavy Water] Daily to Heal Their Diseases"

Interviewer: "You just said that in some cases, heavy water can even be used for drinking."

Mohammad Sa'idi: "Yes."

Interviewer: "Could you elaborate on this?"

Mohammad Sa'idi: "One of the products of heavy water is depleted deuterium. As you know, in an environment with depleted deuterium, the reception of cancer cells and of the AIDS viruses is disrupted. Since this reception is disrupted, the cells are gradually expelled from the body. Obviously, one glass of depleted deuterium will not expel or cure the cancer or eliminate the AIDS. We are talking about a certain period of time. In many countries that deal with these diseases, patients use this kind of water instead of regular water, and consume it daily in order to heal their diseases.

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Intellectual's Ideas versus the Average Man

Guest Editorial by Roxanne Albertoli:

Thoughts on why it is the intellectuals, not the decent average men, who set the ideas of a culture/society, and how this affects the US’s self-defense.

Listening to a talk show host (Michael Savage), he said that when (not if) the Muslims drop or detonate a bomb in America, and some of you out there want to organize yourselves into a militia to defend yourselves, and your families, that you will be stopped by our government. He said “you'll be jailed, while they put a ring of police around every mosque in America” to defend it against the justice people want to dispense.

I think he's right. He cited the fact that the mayor of Seattle did just that when a Muslim man kidnapped a young girl (late July, 2006) to get into a Jewish Center, then proceeded to shoot, with two handguns, 6 unarmed women, one of whom was pregnant, and killing one of them. The mayor proceeded to encircle the mosques (and synagogues) of Seattle with police to protect them.

I wonder now if even a nuclear hit on a US city will startle people into their senses and realize it's their head on the chopping block, literally. The mental malaise in the US goes very deep. I see how the past 50 years of public education’s teaching of appeasement and “diversity” as ideals have had a bad effect on people's view of what’s right. By always compromising, equivocating, taking it on the chin, empathizing with other's pain, wringing hands over our great wealth and opportunities which forbids us (evidently) from destroying another country that's attacked us (too assertive/arrogant/un-humble), leaves average citizens confused on what's right anymore.

Taking a devil's advocate view, I can see the idea that we're too "lucky", too wealthy and happy, to defend ourselves from "pipsqueaks", that to hammer back with all our might looks to the world like we're in overkill, arrogant, not sufficiently magnanimous. Such a view is deceptively simple, and it’s incorrect.

It’s one reason why Ayn Rand said it doesn't matter that the average man’s ideas are better than the intellectuals, in that the average man wants to save his life, his country, and that he knows it's better than religious or tribal nihilism. The average man cannot defend his views philosophically, as they must be by the intellectuals, against the following types of popular culture ideas: That the strong MUST help the weak. That to do otherwise is to be arrogant/unkind/a not-nice person. That because fortune has smiled upon you, the strong, you must help the weak, turn the other cheek, bend over backwards to take it on the chin, etc. Then you prove how good you are.

It takes a philosophical approach to combat this. That it isn't good fortune or luck that made America productive, wealthy, or gave her citizens the “can-do” spirit. It was reason, logic, the proper political foundation (Founding Fathers) and freedom (for men to act) that created it. That America almost was and can still be lost. That it takes a monumental, almost inconceivable amount of unwavering reason/ applied rationality and denial of immediate gratification, over a long time, to achieve a country like this. (Denial of immediate gratification NOT being a sacrifice.) For the world to demand that America give up its dearly bought freedom, wealth, and opportunities, by allowing ourselves to be attacked without retaliating, is treason to the men and women who worked so unrelentingly to achieve this country. (That would be a sacrifice, i.e., giving up a greater value for a lesser value.)

Because of this, America owes nothing to anyone, although she is a friend to any country that wants help with knowledge to build a free and prosperous society. To be attacked for being good (which is the motive behind 9/11) makes any pipsqueak country that does so not only fair game, but on such grounds those aggressors must be destroyed. To not count the costs of the attack on 9/11 is to invite every thug head-of-state and gangster nation who wants to spit in America's face to do so. A government's only real job is to defend its citizens’ lives and freedom.

A corollary issue is it also takes an intellectual to explain how the Welfare State’s giving its’ citizens everything, besides all its other ill effects, makes them feel undeserving of being protected. That is, of not feeling any moral indignation at some thug who comes to kill them. Fear yes, but no moral indignation that would galvanize a person, or a society, to action. The Welfare State does this by undermining and ultimately destroying the connection between our survival and our freedom to think, work and trade; the freedom that is as absolute a requirement for human life as food or shelter. By smothering you with taxes and “entitlements” the Welfare State’s end result is that you feel no consequence, good or bad, from any “choice” you make. Choice is not allowed except in non-essential matters. Thus surviving, living, is “granted” from the state. With the decline in living standards is a concomitant decline in moral standards. Feeling as though ones’ life is important and a solemn responsibility that no one may direct but oneself, becomes an anachronism. Living in a Welfare State robs most of its’ inhabitants of the need to think, to find solutions to the challenges of life, so they lose the passion to live, they lose reverence for their lives. A country that is a Welfare State must either revert back towards freedom, or thugs (internal or external) will conquer it. It’s either or.

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We Closed Our Eyes Back Then

The New York Sun has republished a 1979 article by Michael Ledeen warning about the Khomeini theocratic fascist vision for Iran (yes, he used the ‘f’ word.) His extensive description was dead on in every detail. But the leftist establishment was in complete denial as they accepted “the remarkable claim of Ayatollah Khomeini, the elderly Iranian Moslem leader living in exile in Paris, that he would be quite willing to see his country maintain good relations with the U.S. American columnists have reported enthusiastically claims by associates of Khomeini that they favor a form of democratic socialism based on the Koran.” He was one of the moderates!

Just a sample of what Ledeen warned at the time:

Khomeini “is in fact a clerical fascist, a violent anti-Semite and an intensely chauvinistic anti-American. This evidence, moreover, is not the sort which is closely guarded in the offices of intelligence agencies; it is published in several books in Arabic and Persian, and is readily available to anyone willing to look at it. … The violations he ascribes to the Shah's government are those that characterize what we would call a secular, pluralistic society. … In the 1970 book he says: … ‘Would the Prophet have imposed more than a hundred lashes on the fornicator not previously chaste? Can the mullah reduce the amount of this punishment, thereby creating a divergence between his practice and that of the Prophet? Most certainly not!’ … [His] attacks on the Shah are not complaints about the harshness of his regime or violations of human rights by Savak, the secret police.”

In light of Khomeini's writings, it is astonishing to find him treated with such sympathy in the West. No matter how strongly one may deplore the Shah's authoritarianism, no matter how revolting one may find the excesses of Savak, there can be little reason for any democratic citizen of the West to sympathize with Ayatollah Khomeini. For if he has a major voice in the government of Iran, all women and all those not in the good graces of the Muslim divines will be second-class citizens, and all Iranians subject to stern punishment for violating the theocratic

As Judith Miller of the New York Times wrote in an important article tucked away on the fourth page of last Saturday's edition, Khomeini's writings demonstrate contempt for all forms of government except theocracy. In the present circumstances, it is not surprising that Khomeni and his followers should have made attempts to disclaim authorship of the books; they make very unpleasant reading for the West.

On a personal note, I remember discussing Iran with the campus leftists shortly before the Iranian revolution. It was immediately after a group of devout Iranian Muslims, outraged that women and children were watching movies, locked the theatre doors and burned the building and all inside. My leftist friends said, "don't worry; after the revolution, they won't be in charge."

In 1978, Edward Said, in his book Orientalism ridiculed those in the West for believing that Islam was a major cultural force in Middle East politics. Said was a worse forecaster of history than Marx. But that didn't stop either from being canonized by the left. Some things never change.
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Thursday, August 31, 2006

I Freakin' Love Freddie Mercury And, Of Course, Muslims Hate Him

(UPDATE: An Anonymous reader corrects me. Freddie Mercury was not a Christian. He was a Zoorastrian. Didn't know that. Additionally, the reader says my interpretation of Mercury's lyrics below are completely wrong. That would not surprise me. Mercury seemed to be openly hostile to religion through much of his life.)

Many are not aware that Freddie Mercury was born in a Muslim country. I don't think he was Muslim himself. I believe he was a Christian (which I know seems a strange thing to say about such a hedonist), because of the following lyric:

You say Rolls I say Royce
You say car give me a choice
You say Lord I say Christ
I don't believe in Peter Pan
Frankenstein or Superman

Go ahead, my Christian brothers and sisters, and argue with me if you wish. But, that sounds like a profession of faith to me.

But, I digress.


The point is, Muslims hate Freddie Mercury that they can't even allow a celebration of his birthday in his own home town:

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AFP) - Organizers of a 60th gala birthday party for the late Zanzibar-born rock star Freddie Mercury, have cancelled the weekend event after outraged Muslims threatened to disrupt it.

Faced with fierce opposition from Islamists, who complained the flamboyant Queen lead singer's lifestyle was offensive to many on the overwhelmingly Muslim archipelago, organizers said they had no choice but to call it off.

"We have decided to cancel the party after misleading and erroneous information was spread about it," said organizer Simai Mohamed Saidi, who runs a Freddie Mercury theme restaurant in the capital.

"I urge Muslim groups in the future to seek correct information from us instead of relying on rumors," he said in an open letter, adding the event was intended to be celebration to honor Mercury, who died of AIDS in 1991.

Saidi also lamented that the cancellation would hurt his intention to use the party to raise money for HIV/AIDS victims on Zanzibar.

Conservative Zanzibari Islamists last week demanded that authorities ban the party and then vowed to stage mass demonstrations if it went ahead, saying it would tarnish the islands' reputation and culture and promote homosexuality.

"We were ready to join forces against the party because we had information that a number of gays from abroad had come to take part," said Sheikh Azzan Hamdani of the association for Islamic Mobilization and Propagation (UAMSHO).

"We had also written letters to the tourist commission and the owner of the Mercury restaurant, demanding that they stop the party," he told AFP.

The authorities, who have long tip-toed between secular constitutional ideals, the demands of a booming tourist industry and the wishes of conservative Muslims, never formally responded to Islamists.

But Zanzibar's information ministry this week ordered local state-run media not to give the event any coverage.

Few on Zanzibar are aware of Queen or Freddie Mercury, who was born Farrokh Bulsara on the main island of Unguja to Persian parents employed by the British colonial administration on September 5, 1946.

Earlier today, I left the following comment on Pim's Ghosts post about "Islam-mania" manifesting itself in the latest fashions:

The reason we decided to call this blog the Infidel Bloggers Alliance is because we believe we need to glory in our Infidel-ness. I, personally, am a Christian. Thus, I am considered by Muslims to be part of the "people of the book." I am entitled to special treatment by Muslims as a person of the Book. Technically, I am not an Infidel.

But, you know what? Fuck that. I'd rather be known to a radical Muslim as an Infidel, an enemy. Because, certainly, I consider them my enemies.

No one was a better Infidel than good old Freddie Mercury. My favorite Freddie Mercury moment was when he came out on stage at Live Aid (the rock n' roll benefit concert broadcast to over a billion people around the globe) and bent over and simulated opening open his butt cheeks for the whole world.

It was such a great way to say "Kiss my ass" to all the pomposity of the event, and to all those who he well knew hated Western Civilization anyway.

You go, Freddie. You da man. Well, kind of.

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Osession: Radical Islam's War Against The West

The movie Obsession is once again available online.

Google has twice removed this content without explanation. Both times they have inserted pro-Islamic propaganda in its place, so one can make a guess that someone at Google doesn't want you to see this movie.

Get it here.
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BBC's Suggestion

Just caught an ad for this upcoming show on the BBC, Al Qaeda: Time To Talk. Here's what they have to say about the programme-

Reporter Peter Taylor has spent five years since 9/11 investigating Al Qaeda in Britain and around the world.

In the first of two special investigations, Taylor concludes that Iraq has become the dominant radicalising and recruiting force for many muslims and that British support for US foreign policy has made Britain a prime target.

With the so called 'War on Terror' far from won and the August's chaos at UK airports, is it time to consider a new approach?

To try and end the violence, is it time to engage with Al Qaeda?

I wonder what exactly they would have us say to Al Qaeda? "We surrender"? Is there anything else they would be satisfied hearing from us? I guess I'll have to tune in on 3rd September to see exactly how the BBC thinks we should be running the war on terror.
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Storm Track Appeasement: Hope Over Experience

From The Gathering Storm

The saying goes that a second marriage is the conquest of hope over experience. That adage applies 100 percent to the following story out of Australia.

Here's the experience.

Several hardcore Islamists have been invited to a taxpayer-funded Muslim leader’s conference run by the Howard Government. The hardliners who have been invited to the conference, believed to cost taxpayers around $300,000, practice Wahabbism, a fundamentalist teaching of Islam that is preached by Osama bin Laden, and inspired by the fanatical Taliban regime in Afghanistan.€

Here's the hope.

The Prime Minister's Muslim advisory board chairman, Ameer Ali, says invitations to the Conference of Australian Muslim Religious Leaders next month were sent to extremist clerics including the ultra-radical Sheik Abdul Salam Mohammed Zoud, The Australian newspaper reported today. Dr Ali said the aim was to help bring the clerics into the mainstream. Once you marginalize these people, keep them outside the fold, then they will continue with their opposition and with their radical ideas, Dr Ali told the newspaper. “Once they come into the fold and realize that the vast majority, mainstream imams are against those views and they are minority views, there's a good chance of them turning to new views (on) life.€

Really? I wonder what the chances are of converting the Wahabbies to €˜mainstream Islam?. Wanna take bets?

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Education in the West

Bengali Fob on Loose Change:

My politics prof even showed this doc in our class! That just strengthened my opinion and belief in this video even more.

Lesson learned:

I don't know about you folks, but I certainly believe that the US government would stage an attack on its own citizens just to gain support for a war.

Hey, on the bright side, the education in Canada is "free"!

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Miss England is a comedienne !

Stereotyping is leading to terror, says first Muslim Miss England

The first Muslim to be crowned Miss England has warned that stereotyping members of her community is leading some towards extremism.

Hammasa Kohistani made history last year when she was chosen to represent England in the Miss World pageant.

But one year on, the 19-year-old student from Hounslow feels that winning the coveted beauty title last September was a "sugar coating" for Muslims who have become more alienated in the past 12 months.

She said: "The attitude towards Muslims has got worse over the year. Also the Muslims' attitude to British people has got worse.

"Even moderate Muslims are turning to terrorism to prove themselves. They think they might as well support it because they are stereotyped anyway. It will take a long time for communities to start mixing in more.

Honey, pack your bags, you're in the wrong place.

THIS is what causes the kind of terrorism you are thinking about.

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23 Bombs Explode in Thailand Attack (And the Two Reactions)

“Yala - Muslim militants launched 23 coordinated time bomb attacks at commercial banks in this southern province Thursday, killing at least one man and severely injuring at least four bank customers, police said.

“The bombs, mostly left on bank counters and some in ATM booths at the banks, were detonated mostly by clocks between 11:30 to 11:35 am. Twenty six people suffered minor injuries.” – from The Nation of Bangkok, via LGF


Neville Rootcause: Thailand out of Iraq NOW!!!

Winston Stormfacer: But Thailand doesn’t have any troops in Iraq.

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Storm Track Intimidation: Europe’s Continuous Descent Into Dhimmitude

From The Gathering Storm

"The horror line" is how train conductors refer to line 124 between Brussels and Charleroi according to the Brussels Journal one of the few MSM outlets in Europe that sees the cultural jihad threat before it.

“For years now it has been controlled by ruthless gangs of youths. [...] “There are incidents every day. One conductor has been beaten up 33 times already. None of us has the courage to check the tickets. Asking someone for their ticket is asking for a beating”, say half a dozen train conductors who are testifying anonymously for fear of being fired by the NMBS [Belgian Rail], the [state owned] national railway company. …The situation has been tense for years, but for the past six months many conductors have been refusing to emerge from the driver’s cabin and leave the train to the gangs. “It’s a pity for the passengers, but we are fed up.”

Fed up indeed. I said in this blog before that one of the three fronts in this war against Islamism is the coming civil war in Europe. The socialist European leadership is content to let the infiltration, intimidation and disinformation of the Islamist slowly bring European civilization to its knees and join the happy family of the Islamic nations.

But the European public will one day, some day, respond to the Islamist threat – and civil war in the streets and villages of Europe will result.

The dhimmitude of Europe continues apace. Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alima believes that Hezbollah is not merely a terrorist group as if their good works in Lebanon excuses them from the fact that they are a murderous organization that wantonly kills innocent Israelis and seeks to annihilate Israel. Britain’s race relations chief defends the right of Muslims to open their own schools.

“In remarks that put him at odds with Ruth Kelly, the Communities Secretary, Trevor Phillips said that Muslims had as much right as other religious groups to educate their children according to their beliefs. Last weekend Ms Kelly said the Government had to stamp out Muslim schools that were trying to change British society to fit Islamic views.

Ms Kelly is correct. She sees the threat of Islamist teaching their young jihadis hate for the Jew, for Israel and the very country they live in. But the dhmimmis say let it continue.

Phillips said: “What the proponents of this view really want to say is one of two things. One, a perfectly valid view, is that religion should be banned from the public sphere and practiced only in private if at all. “The other, not at all valid in my view, is that Muslims can’t be trusted to run schools, like Christians have done for centuries

Umm. Yes. They can’t be trusted. Look at the recent history of the preaching and teachings in mosques and Muslim schools. This is where the home grown terrorist of Britain received part of the education of hate.

One of the best analyses of the European dhimmi problem was a recent article by Serge Trifkov. He shows how Europeans are being forced to accept and accommodate Islam, based on the disingenuous notion that Islam is superior to European culture .Instead demanding Muslims assimilate European countries and adhere to shared Western values they are facilitating the emergence of an Islamist state within their own countries, by implementing programs and legislation aimed to accommodate Muslim religious, social and political demands. The European Union is becoming the European ummah as Europeans are being forced by their leadership to accommodate Islam.

“The emerging transnational hyper-state is actively indoctrinating its subject-population into believing and accepting that the demographic shift in favor of Muslim aliens is actually a blessing that enriches the Old Continent’s culturally deprived and morally unsustainable societies. Europe is losing the ability to define and defend itself, to the benefit of unassimilable multitudes filled with contempt for the host-society…..Many Muslims in Europe already consider themselves de facto autonomous, a community of believers opposed to the broader society of infidels……Most Muslims in Europe live in a parallel universe that has very little to do with the host country. Their mindset has nothing but contempt for the liberal concept of “tolerance” and “diversity,” and they possess a disdainful and hostile attitude to the host-society……But since the dictum of the multiculturalist ruling elite is that Islam is peaceful, tolerant, and as European as the Sistine Chapel, the truth must not be spoken.”

We in America think we are immuned to the effects of this European dhimmitude but think again. Whose citizens pose a bigger terror threat to the security of the United States today? Saudi Arabia? Iran? Syria? Pakistan?

Nope. It’s Britain. We’ve seen how home grown terror groups have immerged from the Muslim community in Britain and this poses a big terror threat to the US. The United States government is being pressed to review its visa requirements for visitors from the UK amid claims that British Muslims are being recruited by Islamic terror groups. A recent news article in the Daily Mail said:

“An article in the New Republic, a respected liberal American magazine, describes what amounts to a worrying gap in US security that could be exploited by extremists. Citing the recent discovery of an alleged plot by British-born Muslims to attack flights bound for the US, it claims they could use their UK passports to evade border controls and attack America.”

If Europe and particularly Britain does not begin to resist the ideology of the Islamification of their countries, we won’t have to worry about screening illegal entrants to the US. Potential terrorists will be welcomed with open arms as friendly allies.

“The article warns: "For terrorist organisations like al-Qa'eda - which in the years since American troops deposed the Taliban, has reconstituted itself in Pakistan - ethnic Pakistanis living in the UK make perfect recruits, since they speak English and can travel on British passports. "Indeed, in the wake of this month's high-profile arrests, it can now be argued that the biggest threat to US security emanates not from Iran or Iraq or Afghanistan, but rather from Great Britain, our closest ally."

Ask not for whom the bell tolls – it tolls for US.

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