Archive for October 4th, 2007

Bush White House Event Celebrates Islam

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

I cannot understand why America continues to pander to Islam. President Bush can meet and pray with muslim clerics all he wants, but they are definitely not praying to the same God. Ramadan is a muslim holiday celebrated in muslim countries. America (regardless of what liberals believe) is a Chrsitian nation. Do muslims in Iraq or Iran celebrate Christmas and Easter?

President Bush is hosting a controversial event at the White House Thursday evening, with an invitation to Muslim officials and clerics to join him for prayer and dinner in observance of the holy month of Ramadan.

Many Christians question the president’s decision to make the Islamic celebration of “iftar” into a standard religious observance for the White House.

Iftar officially breaks Muslims’ daytime fast.

Islam, referred to by some politicians as a religion of peace, is viewed by many conservative Americans as a faith rooted in violence and hostility toward non-Muslims, collectively referred to as “infidels”.

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Abortions Linked to Breast Cancer Again

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

The numbers in this study are horrifying. If anything other than abortion was causing breast cancer to this extent, the press and health advocates would be moving heaven and earth to bring it to a stop.

A new study shows that abortions can be classified as carcinogens, because the number of breast cancer cases can be predicted reasonably accurately based on the number of abortions in a given population.

The study, “The Breast Cancer Epidemic: Modeling and Forecasts Based on Abortion and Other Risk Factors,” was done by Patrick S. Carroll of London-based research institute PAPRI and the results were published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons this week.

It shows, that among risk factors, abortion is the “best predictor of breast cancer.” The results show that countries with higher abortions rates, such as England and Wales, higher breast cancer incidence is reported. “Where abortion rates are low (i.e. Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic) a smaller increase is expected,” the study said.

Karen Malec, of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer, works to publicize such links in the group’s battle against breast cancers.

The results, she told WND, “weren’t a surprise at all.”

Carroll used a mathematical model to develop forecasts for the numbers of breast cancers in several countries based on abortion, and found that when matched with the actual numbers of cases later reported, the forecasts were very accurate

“The forecast predicted 100.5 percent of the cancers observed in 2003, and 97.5 percent of those observed in 2004,” the study reported.

“It’s time for scientists to admit publicly what they already acknowledge privately among themselves – that abortion raises breast cancer risk – and to stop conducting flawed research to protect the medical establishment from massive … lawsuits,” Malec said.

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Another ACLU Lawsuit Against Ten Commandments Meets with Defeat

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Another victory against what I call the “Anti-Christian Litigation Union” (ACLU)!!

The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit in 1999 against Harlan County Schools over a display that included the Ten Commandments, the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, the Star Spangled Banner, and other historical documents and symbols. Eventually, the lawsuit was partially consolidated with two other cases involving the same display in two courthouses.

Now a federal district court has dismissed the Harlan County case. Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver says the dismissal is the latest defeat for the ACLU.

“Since 2005 the ACLU has lost one Ten Commandments case after another,” he observes, “and I think it’s only logical and consistent that as part of our American history we are able to display the Ten Commandments as a universal symbol of law in a court of law or other public places around America.” And while he is sure “the ACLU doesn’t like it,” he vows that his group will continue to fight to preserve that great religious heritage.

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Hate Crime Amendment Attached to Defense Spending Passes Senate

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

The Senate is bound and determined to elevate homosexuals to first class citizen status, as they relegate the rest of us to second class status. Let me explain.

If the defense spending bill passes, with this hate crime amendment attached, homosexuals will become a protected class of citizens, with any infraction against them punishable as a “hate crime” complete with higher penalties.
Let me say it a different way: being homosexual should not afford a person a higher level of justice than offered to any other citizen of this country. This hate crime amendment does exactly that; it offers a higher level of justice to homosexuals over non-homosexuals. It creates a two-tiered legal system.

We blogged about this last week.

There is one point I want to make. Any time we have “hate crime” laws, we are now attempting to regulate thoughts, instead of actions. We jokingly call them the “thought police”, but really, this is not a joking matter. With hate crime laws, a person can be prosecuted for what he/she thinks. That’s a felony based on what someone believes you were thinking.
Now logically, I can’t even imagine how these laws can even be considered, let alone enforced. We don’t have the ability to read people’s thoughts. We don’t have the ability to know exactly what they were thinking when they committed a crime. Yet this is exactly what these laws are attempting to prosecute; thoughts.

(CNSNews.com) – The Defense Authorization bill, which provides funding for the Department of Defense, is heading to a conference committee after the Senate passed the measure Monday with an amendment that would extend hate crimes legislation to cover sexual orientation and gender identity.

The bill apparently would aid in the prosecution of “violent crimes motivated by bias” and, among other things, provide federal assistance for “any crime” that is “motivated by prejudice based on the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability of the victim, or is a violation of the State, local, or Tribal hate crime laws.”

Some observers think the hate crimes legislation goes beyond criminalizing actions and actually criminalizes points of view.

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When Islamists Get Caught

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs says it best:
“Steven Emerson looks at what happens When Islamists Get Caught: they immediately cry ‘Islamophobia!’ and ‘Free speech!’ and ‘Out of context!’
And the mainstream media covers for them.”

The Esam Omeish affair is the latest example of a “moderate,” “peaceful” American Muslim leader done in by his own words, caught on tape.

Omeish, the president of the Muslim American Society (MAS), was forced to resign last week from his recently-appointed position on Virginia Governor Tim Kaine’s immigration commission when videos featuring Omeish posted by Little Green Footballs and the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) were brought to the governor’s attention.

Kaine asked for Omeish’s resignation after observing one video featuring Omeish at a December 2000 rally praising Palestinians for “…you have learned the way, that you have known that the jihad way is the way to liberate your land.”

Instead of owning up to his words, Omeish told reporters at a press conference Friday that he was taken out of context as part of a “smear campaign” based on”Islamophobia.”

When speaking of jihad, he said he did not mean violence. He only meant “exerting full effort.” He, like the Muslim American Society, is completely peaceful, espousing only a “path of moderation, engagement and outreach.” Omeish is a surgeon, and before that, an honor student – a pillar of the community, and nothing more. The re-production of his own words is an “Islamophobic” “smear.”

MAS Freedom Foundation Executive Director, Mahdi Bray, went one step further, portraying Omeish as the victim of a not-so-vast right wing conspiracy by those who “send people into our mosques and send people into our conventions dressed as Muslim women with hidden cameras.”

Bray, too, has been “caught on tape” by the IPT, raising his arms and cheering loudly in October 2000 as his former colleague, Abdurrahman Alamoudi, announced his support for two notoriously deadly terrorist groups:

Alamoudi: I have been labeled by the media in New York to be a supporter of Hamas, anybody supports Hamas here?

[Crowd cheers, “Yes!”].

Anybody is a supporter of Hamas here?

[Crowd cheers, “Yes!” Mahdi Bray on stage nods and raises his arms in approval].

Anybody is a supporter of Hamas here?

[Crowd cheers, “Yes!”].

Hear that, Bill Clinton; we are all supporters of Hamas, Allahu Akbar. [Crowd responds].

I wish they added that I am also a supporter of Hizballah. Anybody supports Hizballah here?

[Crowd cheers, “Yes!”]

Now, is it “Islamophobia” to show a tape of Bray gleefully cheering on Hamas and Hizballah? Somehow asking Omeish to be accountable for his endorsement of “the jihad way” is over the line.

As with all the Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups, MAS has its public face of “peace” and “compassion” it plays up in front of the Western media and government officials, and another when comfortably surrounded only by its supporters.

And Omeish is no different. Watch the videos. Here is the entire December 2000 speech.

Without the power of videotape and an historic record, gullible members of the media would probably believe a “jihad” as an approach to “liberate your land” had no violent connotation as Omeish claimed. Sadly, even with powerful and damning video evidence, they might choose to believe the likes of Omeish and Bray, earnest as they are in their denunciations of those who merely produce the evidence.

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Syria Preparing for Guerrilla War on Israeli Soil

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

God’s chosen, the Jews and their nation, Israel, continue to be under the threat of destruction. Please join me in continuing to support and pray for them.

An anonymous source has revealed to The Jawa Report that the Syrian episode is far from over, despite Israel’s silent smile of victory and Syria’s hitherto lack of response.

Using the war with Lebanon-Hezbollah of last summer as a model, Syria is preparing its own guerrilla war, in large part by starting a new terror organization– elements of which are based inside of Israel– called the Committees for the Liberation of the Golan.

While the Hezbollah-like committees have been formed for some time, The Israeli attack on an alleged nuclear target in Syria may have catalyzed Syria’s guerrilla-war plans.

Mohammad Habbash, a member of the Syrian parliament, told reporters yesterday that Syria may resort to guerrilla war:

“If the Israeli side launches attacks, believe me we will be very harsh in our response,” stated Habbash. “It will be a guerrilla war. There will be guerrilla warfare coming from Lebanon and Syria, and it will be very harsh.”

A senior leader of the new terror group, Committees for the Liberation of the Golan, reveals in journalist Aaron Klein’s new book Schmoozing With Terrorists, that, “If an agreement is not quickly forged between Israel and Syria [for an Israeli withdrawal from the Golan], we will begin attacks,”

A source revealed that the Israeli security services, including Amos Yadlin, head of the IDF’s intelligence branch, will confirm in a forthcoming WND article that Syria is preparing a guerrilla group and that Syria is under pressure from Iran to respond to Israel’s air strike.

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