Archive for September 15th, 2006

Typical Muslim Response…Burn Something

Friday, September 15th, 2006

In regards to the Pope’s comments about Islam, as usual, we can count on the Islamist to do what they do best, threaten and destroy. Here is what the Pope said:
“The emperor comes to speak about the issue of jihad, holy war,” the pope said. “He said, I quote, ‘Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”‘
Benedict did not explicitly agree with the statement nor repudiate it.

And the Muslim response:

“Anyone who describes Islam as a religion as intolerant encourages violence,” (Pakistan’s) Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said.

“Benedict, the author of such unfortunate and insolent remarks, is going down in history for his words. “He is going down in history in the same category as leaders such as (Adolf) Hitler and (Benito) Mussolini,” Salih Kapusuz, a deputy leader of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party, said.

“We do not accept the apology through Vatican channels … and ask him (Benedict) to offer a personal apology — not through his officials — to Muslims for this false reading (of Islam),” Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah told worshippers in his Friday prayers sermon. (They must have a different version of the Koran then the one I read. Mine seems to back up the Pope’s contention. -ed.)

In Cairo, Egypt, about 100 demonstrators gathered in an anti-Vatican protest outside the al-Azhar mosque, chanting “Oh Crusaders, oh cowards! Down with the pope!” (Sounds pretty brave of the Pope actually, since everyone else in Europe is on the “Appeasement” bandwagon. -ed)

And of course what we can always expect from an angry Muslim. Burn Something.

Muslim activists burn an effigy of Pope Benedict XVI during a protest in Srinagar, India.

FoxNews Article.
Daily Mail Article.
Photos on Little Green Footballs.

Another One Bites the Dust…

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Pro-life group gets abortionist’s license revoked
‘The truth is finally coming out about the seedy and dangerous nature’ of industry

A pro-life group’s complaints prompted Pennsylvania to revoke the medical license of an abortion provider accused of “unprofessional conduct.”
Harvey Brookman also was fined $50,000 for operating without medical malpractice insurance, practicing medicine beyond the scope of his license, and “unprofessional conduct due to actions that departed from the quality standards of the profession.”
Centre County Citizens Concerned for Human Life filed the complaints with the state Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs and the state Department of Health.
Brookman’s unprofessional conduct included a botched abortion in which he perforated the uterus and bowel of a woman who later was forced to undergo emergency surgery at a hospital in Philadelphia, according to Operation Rescue.
Brookman already had a record of disciplinary action taken against him. His medical license was revoked in New York in 1996 and he surrendered his license in New Jersey to avoid revocation.
“We think Brookman is finally out of medical licenses and out of the abortion industry,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
Newman emphasized, however, he believes Brookman’s conduct is “more the rule than the exception when it comes the abortion industry.”
“We don’t know of any abortionist that doesn’t have major problems,” he said. “Those still left in the abortion industry are not exactly the cream of the crop.”
The successful complaint lodged by Centre County Citizens Concerned for Human Life is another example of how “savvy pro-lifers are using the system to stop abortion,” he said.
Over the past year, 12 abortion clinics have closed, many because of efforts of pro-life groups, Newman points out. Brookman is the fifth abortion provider during that time to have his license suspended or revoked, or to quit the abortion industry.
“The truth is finally coming out about the seedy and dangerous nature of America’s abortion industry that has existed all along,” Newman said.
As WND reported Tuesday, Ohio state regulators have uncovered more than a dozen health code violations, including a serious situation that endangered the life of a patient, and an East Side Cleveland clinic that performed second-trimester abortions is closing down.

Original Link.

Prayer in Jesus’ name results in $3,000 fine

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Continue to pray for this brave man.

A jury of U.S. Naval officers has recommended a reprimand and a $250 fine per month for a year for a Christian chaplain who was convicted of disobeying an order not to wear his military uniform for media appearances.
However, the jury also recommended the fine be suspended.
Chaplain Lt. Gordon James Klingenschmitt was convicted of the count, even though he charged that the White House appearance at which he prayed “in Jesus’ name” was a bona fide religious event and he had written permission from his commander to wear his uniform at such events.

Original Link.

Related:
President believes chaplains can ‘express beliefs’

President Bush believes military chaplains should be allowed to express their religious beliefs, but he’ll also allow the military to handle its own dispute over that very issue, according to his spokesman, Tony Snow.
In a face-to-face interview with WND, Snow was asked whether the president believes that Christian chaplains, in view of the Constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion, should be able to express their faith, even at the White House.
“The president believes that chaplains ought to be free to express their religious beliefs,” Snow said. “He further believes in allowing the military to handle its own issues.”
Asked if the president prays to Jesus while he is at the White House, Snow confirmed he does.
But he declined to go further when WND referenced the case involving Navy Lt. Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt, saying, “I am not going to get into a legal dispute.”

Original Link.

“Lebanon – a reassessment” by Asher Susser

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Anyone following the war in Lebanon in the Israeli media could not but come away engulfed in deep depression. Israelis and their media tend to focus obsessively on themselves, their own losses and failings, remaining largely oblivious to what is happening on the other side of the divide. This is as true about Gaza as it is about Lebanon. In contrast to the uniform and self-centered discussion in Israel, the war with Hizbullah and its consequences are being discussed in Lebanon and the broader Arab world in a more diverse and more sophisticated debate.
In the Arab world, views vary from the one extreme, which sees the ultimate victory of the Arabs in more missiles and rockets that will surely bring Israel to its knees in the not too distant future, to those at the other end of the spectrum, according to whom Hizbullah, Lebanon and the Arabs have, in fact, been defeated.
At the height of the war, as Hizbullah rockets regularly sent hundreds of thousands of Israelis scurrying to the shelters like “rabbits and mice,” as some of the Arab media noted with undisguised gratification, the mood tended to be militantly euphoric, buoyed by the widely broadcast images of Israeli suffering and humiliation. But as the war came to its conclusion and life in Israel returned pretty much to normal, opinion in the Arab world has shifted to more sober analysis, as Lebanon, Hizbullah and the Shi’ites face the daunting task of what will probably be years of multi-billion dollar reconstruction.
Even a cursory perusal of the Arab press, will reveal that Hizbullah’s status in Lebanon has changed for the worse, as many Lebanese come to the rather shocking realization that the south of their country, unknown to them, had in fact been transformed into an Iranian and Syrian launching pad against Israel posing an existential threat to their own livelihoods and to their entire country. Hizbullah is now on the defensive, trying to protect its political assets against a more assertive Lebanese domestic majority, that seems more determined than ever to contain Hizbullah’s “state within a state,” so that they are not drawn again into a destructive war with Israel, without as much as a word of consultation.
Many in Lebanon, especially non-Shi’ites, but also some important Shi’ite spokespersons, are calling for an end to the armed phase of Hizbullah’s development and its integration into the Lebanese political system, like all other political parties, lest further provocation of Israel will expose Lebanon to even greater devastation in the future. In other words, they are demanding the disarming of Hizbullah.

Original Link.

Terror Headlines from France

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Two stories caught my eye this morning concerning terrorism and France. I want to use these stories as an example of how appeasement of the Islamofacist doesn’t appease them at all, but rather encourages them to press their agenda of death and destruction even harder.

Al-Qaeda ‘issues France threat’

Al-Qaeda’s deputy leader has claimed that a radical Algerian Islamist group has joined al-Qaeda and is being urged to punish France, it has emerged.
Ayman al-Zawahiri appeared in a video on a website on the fifth anniversary of the 11 September attacks.
In the tape, he issued a warning of new attacks targeting Israel and the Gulf.
Although France’s government opposed the US-led war in Iraq, French officials believe the country is still a target for Islamist militants.
In the video, Zawahiri says: “Osama Bin Laden has told me to announce to Muslims that the GSPC [the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat] has joined al-Qaeda,” according to the transcript of his message given by the AFP news agency.
“This should be a source of chagrin, frustration and sadness for the apostates [of the regime in Algeria], the treacherous sons of [former colonial power] France.”
He urges the group to become “a bone in the throat of the American and French crusaders”.

———-

On Thursday, France’s interior ministry said Zawahiri’s comments “confirmed the high level of threat against our country”, officials told AFP.
Ministry officials add al-Qaeda had announced in a statement on 11 September 2003 that the GSPC was one of its components and there have since been other threats issued against France.
On Monday, Pierre de Bousquet de Florian, head of the DST domestic security service, said the threat of terrorist attack in France remained “very high and very international”.
“For our Islamist adversaries, our country is frankly in the Western camp, the crusaders in their words, and we will be spared nothing,” he told French radio.

Why are French Jews leaving France?

Ask people outside the French immigrant community why the Jews are leaving their country, and the usual answer is that they are making aliya to escape the rising tide of anti-Semitism. Ask the French olim themselves, however, and the responses become more diverse and complex.
Many recent arrivals say in no uncertain terms that it was primarily anti-Semitism that brought them from France to Israel. Others acknowledge that while anti-Semitism has increased in recent years, the phenomenon has been due largely to the intifada and emanates mainly from young Muslim immigrant men, mostly from North Africa and poorly integrated into French culture and society.
Many French olim claim that fervent Zionism and a strong attachment to Israel have impelled them to leave France and establish new roots here. Others appear to be hedging their bets, making what has come to be known as “Airbus aliya,” in which the family’s wife and children live in Israel, while the husband keeps his job in France and commutes between the countries.
While the reasons for making aliya vary from one family to the next, no one disputes the assertion that being Jewish in France has become more difficult during the past six years. With a tradition of anti-Semitism that dates back to Medieval times and the Crusades, France became a virtual icon of anti-Semitism in the 19th century with the Dreyfus trial – often said to have been Theodor Herzl’s inspiration for the creation of modern political Zionism – and the mass round-up of Jews by the Vichy government during World War II.
French intellectuals are unabashedly anti-Israel, and the French government has often displayed a pro-Arab and pro-Palestinian bias since Israel’s resounding success in the 1967 Six Day War.
With the beginning of the second intifada in September 2000, French Jews began to note a sharp increase in anti-Semitism with incidents and violent attacks unlike anything seen since the 1940s. Many of these incidents have been perpetrated by Muslim immigrants.

Hizballah Accused of War Crimes – Three Weeks After Israel Was

Friday, September 15th, 2006

No surprise here.

Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) – Amnesty International charged today that Hizballah rocket attacks on northern Israel amounted to war crimes. The accusation came three weeks after the human rights group blasted Israel for allegedly carrying out war crimes during the 34-day conflict.
“Hizballah’s rocket attacks on northern Israel amounted to deliberate attacks on civilians and civilian objects as well as indiscriminate attacks, both war crimes under international law,” stated a 15-page report issued by the human rights group.
The report said the rocket attacks “violated other rules of international humanitarian law, including the prohibition on reprisal attacks on the civilian population.”
Today’s Amnesty report noted that 43 Jewish and Arab Israelis were killed during the daily rocket barrages, four from heart attacks. Seven of the victims were children. Another 33 Israelis were seriously wounded, most with permanent impairments.
Israeli officials add that more 1,000 civilians needed hospital treatment for rocket-caused injuries and shock.
The head of Amnesty International’s Israel branch, Amnon Yarden, hand-delivered a copy of the report to Haifa mayor Yonah Yahav Thursday afternoon. Haifa suffered the worst one-time civilian death toll of the war on July 16 when a rocket crashed into a railroad repair depot, instantly killing eight workers, all men, and injuring dozens of others. Most of the slaughtered men, who ranged in age from 24 to 43, left behind wives and children.
Amnesty workers at the Tel Aviv office, who helped compile the report, were upset that the war crimes charges against Israel were published three weeks ago – well before today’s document was released. The Amnesty workers told Israeli media outlets in late August that Amnesty’s Israel branch had asked the group’s main office in London to issue the two reports simultaneously, in order to avoid charges of bias against the Jewish state.
Israeli officials have long complained that the renowned human rights group is one-sided in its regional assessments, which never lean in Israel’s favor.

Original Link.

A Message for Rosie O’Donnell

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Earlier this week, Rosie O’Donnell equated Radical Islam with Christians on her show “The View”.
I wanted to take a moment to point this out to Rosie and any other liberals who may hold the same view.
This is an excerpt from an article by Bruce Bawer entitled “Tolerating Intolerance: The Challenge of Fundamentalist Islam in Western Europe

Let it not be forgotten, after all, how countries ruled by Koranic law treat their homosexual citizens. Under the Taliban, Afghanistan put at least ten homosexuals to death; on New Year’s Day, 2002, our good friends in Saudi Arabia beheaded three men for sodomy. According to one report, Iran has executed several thousand men for homosexuality since 1979. Even in Egypt, with its relatively moderate and secular government, a widely publicized mass arrest of suspected homosexuals in early 2001 resulted in the torture and imprisonment of dozens of males as young as fifteen. And these figures are undoubtedly dwarfed by the annual number of “honor killings” of female family members who have strayed sexually (or who have shamed their families by being raped)–a form of murder that is so much a part of traditional Muslim culture that it goes unprosecuted even in relatively moderate Islamic countries like Jordan. In May 2002, Amnesty International reported that in Pakistan at least three honor killings occur every day, and that the perpetrators are usually not even arrested, although their identities tend to be known to family, neighbors, and even the police.

Christians contend against homosexuality and refuse to endorse it and call it “good”, but a true Christian will NEVER kill or jail a person for being homosexual. That, Rosie, is the difference between Islam and Christianity.
Glad I could help clarify that for you.

Who The Terror Apologists Support

Friday, September 15th, 2006

An interesting article about which politicians CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) gives good ratings to as supporting their (CAIR’s) issues and agenda. One thing that needs to be understood about CAIR is their well documented ties to Islamic terrorist organizations, their anti-Semitic policies and their “endorsing an ideology that helps foster extremism…

Some of you may be familiar with a group called the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR. This is a group that describes itself as the “Muslim NAACP.” Some of its leaders stood by President Bush and Colin Powell as those men spoke out against backlash against Muslims in the wake of 9/11. CAIR spokespeople are routinely quoted as authorities on the Muslim-American community and the relationship between Islam and the American population in general.
To many this group may sound benignly positive, even necessary, in this age of extreme tension between westerners and practitioners of Islam. The truth about this group, however, will probably shock a lot of people.

———-

CAIR’s fostering of extremist Islam varies from the laughable – like their photoshopping of hijabs onto the bare heads of women pictured at a photo-op – to the horrifying, like their blatant antisemitism and support for Muslim supremacy. To this observer, it seems as though CAIR is little more than a well-funded propaganda group aimed at downplaying and whitewashing the danger of Islamic terrorism and extremism.
In 1998 the group demanded the removal of a billboard in Los Angeles which depicted Osama bin Laden as “America’s sworn enemy.”
In April of 2005 the founder of a Texas chapter of CAIR was convicted of supporting terrorism.
Shortly after the 9/11 attacks CAIR was caught misdirecting funds they were allegedly gathering for 9/11 relief to Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, a group that later had its funds frozen by the Treasury Department because the group was funding Hamas. Later, in 2004, the Holy Land Foundation was indicted for conspiracy, providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization, tax evasion and money laundering (a case that is still in the works).
Just this year CAIR was pressuring schools to white wash the events of 9/11 in school textbooks in order to avoid giving students a bad impression of Islam.

———-

So why am I telling you all of this about CAIR? Certainly America has its fair share of radical, extremist, racist groups…so what does it matter that CAIR represents one more entry in that category? It matters because we are in the midst of a war against the very ideology CAIR supports, and many of our elected leaders seem to have political agendas that match up much too closely with CAIR’s for comfort.
There are 154 Democrats in the House of Representatives who get a 100% rating from the terror apologists at CAIR. Currently there are 201 Democrats total in the House, which means that a full 76%, more than 3/4’s, of them get the CAIR stamp of approval.
On the flip side, there’s only 8 Republicans who get CAIR’s approval out of the 231 GOP’ers in the House. That’s 3.5%.
I can’t find where CAIR has issued rankings like this for the Senate, but I think you get the drift as to the sort of politicians CAIR lends its support to.
So what do we say about this? Well, maybe we should consider why it is that a terror-apologizing, terror-connected group like CAIR overwhelmingly supports one political party over the other. It just makes sense that CAIR should support the Democrats. The Dems oppose aggressive anti-terror techniques like NSA call monitoring, Treasury Department finance tracking (which has tripped up CAIR in the past as I pointed out above), and aggressive interrogation of terror detainees. They oppose fighting the war on terror in the middle east. They seem to think that we can hide out within our own borders and just react to terror attacks as they happen.

———-

As far as I’m concerned, CAIR’s list of recommendations works as a list of people Americans concerned about the war on terror shouldn’t vote for under any circumstances. I think the people on this list, and the people who agree with the people on this list, need to consider the fact that they’re finding themselves on the same side of our foreign policy as the allies of our enemies. I won’t go so far as to say that they actively support terrorism, or that they are happy about receiving CAIR’s endorsement, but the fact remains that their policy choices line up with CAIR’s interests…and that’s not a good thing.

Original Link.

India seizes papers with pope’s Islam criticism

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs said it good this morning: “Indian authorities in Kashmir have seized newspapers carrying the story of the Pope’s suggestion that Islam may encourage violence, fearing violence from Muslims”.
Pretty well says it all.

SRINAGAR, India (AFP) – Police in Indian Kashmir seized newspapers carrying Pope Benedict XVI’s strong criticisms of Islam and jihad, fearing a Muslim backlash in the flashpoint area.
“We’ve seized copies of (Indian) newspapers carrying the pope’s remarks. It has been done to prevent any tension here,” a police officer said.
Copies of the Indian dailies were impounded at Srinagar’s high-security airport when they arrived from New Delhi, he said on Thursday.
The pontiff hit out at Islam and the concept of holy war or jihad in a speech in Germany on Tuesday, citing a 14th-century Christian emperor who said the Prophet Mohammed had brought the world “evil and inhuman” things.
The Muslim league, a Kashmiri separatist group, called for a protest Friday over the pope’s comments (which will of course involve burning cars, smashing windows and hurting innocent people. -ed.)
“Whatever has been said against our Prophet is unbearable,” the group’s chief Masarat Alam said. “It should be condemned by all.”
Kashmir witnessed a wave of protests after a newspaper in Denmark published cartoons of Mohammed in September 2005 that were also reproduced elsewhere, mainly in Europe, triggering widespread demonstrations around the world.
Indian Kashmir is in the grip of a Muslim insurgency against New Delhi’s rule that has left more than 44,000 people dead since 1989.

Original Link.

Update:
Pakistan’s Parliament Condemns Pope Benedict XVI

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s parliament on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning Pope Benedict XVI for making what it called “derogatory” comments about Islam, and seeking an apology from him for hurting the sentiments of Muslims.

To the Muslims in Kashmir, Pakistan and around the world, I say:
“Lan astaslem; I will not submit”


Lan astaslem, I will not Submit

Mahathir Mohamad: “There is No Such Thing As a Moderate Muslim”

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Malaysian former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says “There is no such thing as a moderate Muslim. “We are fundamentalists in Malaysia. We follow the true teachings of the religion and the true teachings do not teach us to bomb and kill people without reason.”
Well, I’m glad he cleared that up. So now it’s just the reason that remains somewhat of a gray area. As usual, Islamist fall back on the so-call occupation of the made-up people, the Palestinians lands.
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again…the only occupation, in that region, are a bunch of made up people called Palestinians who are occupying Israeli Holy Lands.

ASTANA: There is no such thing as a moderate Muslim and US President George W. Bush is mistaken in casting his war on terror in terms of a “struggle for civilisation”, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad says.
Mahathir, who is known for his frequent barbs against what he has called Western double standard, said he believed even the Sept 11, 2001 attacks on the US were at root linked to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.
“What is happening today has got nothing to do with religion. It has got to do with territorial disputes, mainly the dispute over Palestinian land,” he told Reuters after a religious congress here.
He said Bush’s description of America’s “war on terror” as “a struggle for civilisation” on the fifth anniversary of the attacks was flawed, as was the West’s hope that moderate Muslims would have a dominant voice.
“There is no such thing as a moderate Muslim,” he said. “We are fundamentalists in Malaysia. We follow the true teachings of the religion and the true teachings do not teach us to bomb and kill people without reason.”

Original Link.