Archive for August 10th, 2007

New Edition of “Home Comforts”

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Home Comforts

Missi written a new installment of her web page, “Home Comforts”. Take a moment to visit it for the latest from her.

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First Publicly Funded Arabic School To Open In Brooklyn

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Call me crazy, but it seems to me that if you want to go to an Arabic speaking school, you should move to the Middle East. What has happened to our common sense here in America? When will our government realize that Islam is not our friend and we should not encourage its growth within our borders.

A coalition of New York parents is urging the city’s mayor and chancellor of schools to drop plans to open the first publicly funded Arabic-language school in the country.

Some New York parents are upset their tax dollars are being used to fund the Khalil Gibran International Academy, a secondary school that will purportedly teach students Arabic culture and language. (See earlier story) The school is scheduled to begin classes next month in Brooklyn.

Pamela Hall, a member of the Stop the Madrassa Community Coalition, contends that Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his schools chief, Joel Klein, have been ignoring residents’ concerns about the school’s principal, Dhabah Almontaser, and her ties to organizations like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

“She has an advisory board that is all religious; she has no academics on her advisory board. She has three imams … and they’re associated with the more radical mosques as well — there’s nothing moderate about them,” says Hall. “And one of [those imams] represents seven mosques in Harlem. I mean that’s an awful lot of Muslim/Islam influence on an advisory board for an academic public school.”

Hall says the school’s principal has “practically been in hiding” since the school was announced.

“She’s not filing her papers, she’s not letting us know who her faculty is, what her curriculum will be, who her student body is that she says filled up a long time ago. She’s a mystery — and what we do find out about her is of deep concern, and that’s her association with organizations like CAIR,” explains Hall.

Almontaser opened a Yemeni-American association earlier this summer and, according to Hall, had the imam from the al-Farouq mosque do the invocation. The bombers from the first World Trade Center attack were affiliated with the al-Farouq mosque, Hall points out.

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Suspects in Girl’s Murder Admit They Entered U.S. Illegally

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Another murder, by illegal aliens, that was 100% preventable.

Two suspects charged with aggravated murder in the killing of a Texas teen admitted they came to the United States illegally.

Police said 15-year-old Dani Countryman was trying to fight off Alejandro Rivera Gamboa and his cousin, 23-year-old cousin Gilberto Javier Rivera Gamboa when they strangled her at a Milwaukie apartment in late July.

Alejandro was taken into custody last Saturday on an outstanding warrant for an unrelated probation violation involving drunk driving. The murder charges were later added.

Gilberto Javier Rivera Gamboa was arrested Monday on aggravated murder charges at the Balboa apartment complex where he lives just a few doors from where Countryman was discovered.

The two also faced an immigration hearing after the murder investigation was complete. According to immigration officials, both of the suspects admitted to entering the country illegally six months ago.

Court records showed Alejandro admitted to stepping on the girl and holding her down and that the two tried to sexually assault her.

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NASA Fixes Flawed Temperature Data; 1998 NOT The Warmest Year This Millenium

Friday, August 10th, 2007

More junk data spun out in support of the so-called “Global Warming” agenda is found to be junk and revised. It turns out that 1998 was not the warmest year on recored for this millennium, 1934 was. As a matter of fact, 5 of the 10 warmest years occurred before World War II.

My earlier column this week detailed the work of a volunteer team to assess problems with US temperature data used for climate modeling. One of these people is Steve McIntyre, who operates the site climateaudit.org. While inspecting historical temperature graphs, he noticed a strange discontinuity, or “jump” in many locations, all occurring around the time of January, 2000.

These graphs were created by NASA’s Reto Ruedy and James Hansen (who shot to fame when he accused the administration of trying to censor his views on climate change). Hansen refused to provide [McIntyre ]with the algorithm used to generate graph data, so McKintyre reverse-engineered it. The result appeared to be a Y2K bug in the handling of the raw data.

[McIntyre] notified the pair of the bug; Ruedy replied and acknowledged the problem as an “oversight” that would be fixed in the next data refresh.

NASA has now silently released corrected figures, and the changes are truly astounding. The warmest year on record is now 1934. 1998 (long trumpeted by the media as record-breaking) moves to second place. 1921 takes third. In fact, 5 of the 10 warmest years on record now all occur before World War II. Anthony Watts has put the new data in chart form, along with a more detailed summary of the events.

The effect of the correction on global temperatures is minor (some 1-2% less warming than originally thought), but the effect on the US global warming propaganda machine could be huge.

Then again– maybe not. I strongly suspect this story will receive little to no attention from the mainstream media.

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Christians Shot on Sight in Laos

Friday, August 10th, 2007

The persecution continues all around the world while we in America sit in our comfortable pews. We are blessed to be able to speak the name of Jesus without threat of death, but I believe it won’t be long (assuming Jesus tarries) until we are in the same situation as these believers in Laos. Our government is so insistent that we are tolerant toward Muslims that Islam will eventually rule here like it does in the UK.

Soldiers, police and others have killed at least 13 Christians in Laos in the past month in a swarming crackdown on Hmong villagers falsely accused of stirring rebel dissent, sources told Compass.

In the sweep, encouraged by communist village leaders and others who have falsely accused the Christians of being separatist rebels, authorities have arrested and imprisoned about 200 members of a 1,900-strong Laos Evangelical Church in Ban Sai Jarern village, Bokeo province in northwestern Laos.

The hunted Christians are largely Hmong refugees who had fled persecution in Vietnam. Those killed include Hmong who went into hiding when joint forces of Vietnamese and Lao police began rounding up Christians falsely accused of supporting Gen. Vang Pao in August 2006.

Among those killed last month was Neng Mua, a Christian who slipped back to his native Fay village after hiding in the mountains from the police round-up. On July 7 he went to a local villager’s house to beg for food, but his one-time friend instead shot him dead as a suspected member of the “liberation army,” a Christian source said.

Police have searched intensively for Christians in rice fields and mountains and are shooting them on sight, said the source, who requested anonymity.

“Many Christians were killed and badly injured,” he said. “Women and children were arrested and sent to prison.”

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Travelers to Saudi Arabia Threatened With Bible/Cross Confiscation

Friday, August 10th, 2007

I wonder how many Muslims traveling to America have been told to leave their Qurans at home?

Saudi Arabia has launched a series of initiatives to lure tourists, but the Muslim kingdom continues to prohibit Jews and Christians from bringing in Bibles, crucifixes and Stars of David, threatening to confiscate them on sight.

The Jerusalem Post reported the website of the country’s national carrier, Saudi Arabian Airlines, declared: “A number of items are not allowed to be brought into the kingdom due to religious reasons and local regulations.”

The website – after referring to a prohibition on narcotics, firearms and pornography – states: “Items and articles belonging to religions other than Islam are also prohibited. These may include Bibles, crucifixes, statues, carvings, items with religious symbols such as the Star of David, and others.”

The Jerusalem paper said it confirmed the rule in a conversation with a Saudi Arabian Airlines employee in New York, who would only give her name as Gladys.

“Yes, sir,” she said, “that is what we have heard, that it is a problem to bring these things into Saudi Arabia, so you cannot do it.”

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