Archive for November 3rd, 2009

Another Muslim “Honor Killing”; Arizona Woman Run Down by Father, Dies

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Noor Faleh Almeleki

Noor Almaleki, a young Muslim woman, has become the latest domestic “honor killing”. She had become to “Westernized” for her father’s taste, so he ran her down in a parking lot last week. Poor girl.
I wonder if we are ever going to wake up to the dangers Islam poses?

PHOENIX — A young Iraqi woman whose father allegedly hit her with his car because she had become too Westernized died from her injuries Monday after laying in a coma for nearly two weeks.

Noor Faleh Almaleki, 20, underwent spinal surgery and had been in a hospital since Oct. 20, when police say her father ran down her and her boyfriend’s mother with his Jeep as the women were walking across a parking lot in the west Phoenix suburb of Peoria.

The other woman, Amal Khalaf, is expected to survive.

Faleh Hassan Almaleki, 48, fled after the attack but was arrested Thursday when he arrived at Atlanta’s airport, where he was sent from the United Kingdom after authorities denied him entrance.

Peoria police interviewed him and brought him back to Arizona over the weekend, but have declined to release what Almaleki said to them.

At a court hearing over the weekend in Phoenix, county prosecutor Stephanie Low told a judge that Almaleki admitted to committing the crime.

“By his own admission, this was an intentional act and the reason was that his daughter had brought shame on him and his family,” Low said. “This was an attempt at an honor killing.”

Family members had told police that Almaleki attacked his daughter because he believed she had become too Westernized and was not living according to his traditional Iraqi values.

Almaleki, wearing a jail uniform, said only his name and birth date during the hearing. He has declined requests to be interviewed.

Almaleki had faced charges of aggravated assault, but Peoria police spokesman Mike Tellef said the charges will be upgraded in light of Noor Faleh Almaleki’s death.

Police said the Almalekis moved to Peoria from Iraq in the mid-1990s.

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See the previous posts here:
Arizona Muslim Who Ran Down Daughter In Attempted ‘Honor Killing’ Arrested.
Arizona Muslim Ran Down Daughter In Attempted ‘Honor Killing’ For Becoming ‘Westernized’.

In Remembrance of Sarah and Amina Said. Stop Muslim “Honor” Killings
In Remembrance of Sarah and Amina Said. Stop Muslim “Honor” Killings

House Health Bill Totals $1.2 Trillion

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Congressional Democrats…liars to the end.

WASHINGTON — The health care bill headed for a vote in the House this week costs $1.2 trillion or more over a decade, according to numerous Democratic officials and figures contained in an analysis by congressional budget experts, far higher than the $900 billion cited by President Barack Obama as a price tag for his reform plan.

While the Congressional Budget Office has put the cost of expanding coverage in the legislation at roughly $1 trillion, Democrats added billions more on higher spending for public health, a reinsurance program to hold down retiree health costs, payments for preventive services and more.

Many of the additions are designed to improve benefits or ease access to coverage in government programs. The officials who provided overall cost estimates did so on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to discuss them.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has referred repeatedly to the bill’s net cost of $894 billion over a decade for coverage.

Asked about the higher estimate, Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly said the measure not only insures 36 million more Americans, it provides critical health insurance reform in a way that is fiscally sound.

“It will not add one dime to the deficit. In fact, the CBO said last week that it will reduce the deficit both in the first 10 years and in the second 10 years,” Daly said.

Democrats have been intent on passing legislation this year to implement Obama’s call for expanded coverage for millions, curbs on industry abuses and provisions to slow the rate of growth of health care costs nationally.

“Now, add it all up, and the plan I’m proposing will cost around $900 billion over 10 years,” the president said in a nationally televised speech in early September.

Whatever the final cost of legislation, the calendar is working increasingly against the White House and Democrats. While a House vote is possible late this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., may not be able to begin debate on the issue until the week before Thanksgiving. Additionally, the Republican leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, has hinted at efforts to extend the debate for weeks if not months, a timetable that could extend into 2010.

One casualty of the time crunch and threatened Republican delaying tactics may be formal House-Senate negotiations on a final compromise. An alternative is a less formal hurry-up final negotiation involving the White House and senior Democrats.

Pelosi and her lieutenants worked on last-minute changes in the measure to ease concerns among opponents of abortion and a contentious provision relating to illegal immigrants. Conservative Democrats have expressed concern about the cost of the bill, and an evening closed-door meeting gave the leadership its first chance to hear their response.

The bill includes an option for a government-run health plan.

The leadership can afford more than two dozen defections and still be assured of the votes to prevail on the bill, one of the most sweeping measures in recent years.

Republicans put the cost of the bill at nearly $1.3 trillion.

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CAIR Files Suit Against ‘Muslim Mafia’ Author

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has filed a federal lawsuit against a co-author of the newly released book “Muslim Mafia” and his son, charging they conspired to carry out a six-month undercover operation
in which they secretly recorded meetings and stole thousands of pages of sensitive documents from the Washington, D.C.-based Muslim group.

In the book, “Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld That’s Conspiring to Islamize America,” published by WND Books, P. David Gaubatz and “Infiltration” author Paul Sperry present first-hand evidence CAIR is acting as a front for a well-funded conspiracy of the Muslim Brotherhood – the parent of al-Qaida and Hamas – to infiltrate the American system and help pave the way for Saudi-style Islamic law to rule the U.S.

In the lawsuit, however, CAIR, which describes itself as a Muslim civil-rights group, does not defend itself against the book’s claims.

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ordered P. David Gaubatz and his son, Chris Gaubatz, to appear in her District of Columbia court today to respond to CAIR’s demand for a restraining order. CAIR says it seeks to prevent any further disclosure or distribution of the 12,000 pages of documents Chris Gaubatz acquired from the group while working as an intern under the pseudonym David Marshall.

The two defendants did not appear in court. Dave Gaubatz told WND he had not seen the complaint and had not been served with a subpoena.

The complaint says CAIR is seeking punitive damages for trespass, breach of contract, conversion and breach of fiduciary duty.

The FBI cut off ties to CAIR in January after the group was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case in Texas, the largest terrorism-finance case in U.S. history. Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of New York and other senators have called for a government-wide ban on CAIR.

CAIR’s lawsuit alleges Chris Gaubatz obtained access to CAIR property under false pretenses and removed the internal documents and made recordings of officials and employees “without any consent or authorization and in violation of his contractual, fiduciary and other legal obligations to CAIR.”

Dave Gaubatz told WND the “research project pertaining to CAIR was conducted in a professional and legal manner.”

He said it was “funded by a high profile U.S. organization with very close ties to senior law enforcement and U.S. government officials.”

Gaubatz said he cannot name the group now, but noted it is not SANE, the Society of Americans for National Existence, as widely believed.

“This organization is very professional, and every step of the research was coordinated with their legal team and senior personnel,” he said. “From the very onset of the research, our researchers observed intelligence in CAIR documents which appeared to be national security concerns.”

The publisher of “Muslim Mafia,” WND CEO Joseph Farah, defended the Gaubatzes two weeks ago in a letter to members of the Congressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus who had been warned by CAIR not to go ahead with a press conference calling for investigations of the book’s findings.

Farah asserted the CAIR material was legally obtained by Chris Gaubatz, who had been asked by CAIR officials “to shred documents he believed might be criminal evidence … and involve matters of national security.”

“On advice from counsel, he collected those documents and preserved them. None of the documents were ‘stolen,'” Farah said.

“They were, in fact, handed to him by CAIR employees for destruction,” Farah wrote to the Congress members. “All of the documents are available for review by appropriate law-enforcement authorities and, in fact, some have already been provided to them.”

Farah concluded Chris Gaubatz’s “patriotic activities within CAIR, an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator, were done on advice of counsel at every step, and were in accordance with District of Columbia and Virginia state law.”

According to a Washington attorney, “it is a federal and state crime to participate in the destruction of evidence of a crime if reasonable suspicion exists the documents are evidence of criminal activity.”

David Gaubatz said he continues to maintain contact with law enforcement officials.

“CAIR does not represent the Muslim people nor do they represent the interests of America,” he said. “Behind their doors they represent Hamas, al-Qaida, Hezbollah and the other violent ideologies targeting America and Israel.”

He noted CAIR executives and their supporters “are frustrated our researchers did not use their true name and they did not destroy ‘criminal evidence’ as they were requesting.” “My researchers and I are more concerned about the security of our country,” Gaubatz said, “than in hurting the feelings of CAIR’s Nihad Awad and Ibrahim Hooper – neither of whom use their ‘true name’ in public.”

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Obamacare Threatens U.S. Medical Education System

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The federal government will expand its role in training new doctors and nurses under the Democrats’ healthcare reform proposals to the point that one prominent surgeon is warning of a federal “takeover” of medical education.

The HR 3962 reform bill that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled last week would provide billions in medical-education grants.

Some of those grants would help future doctors and nurses pay for their degrees in return for their participation in specific disciplines or programs.

Other grants would pay organizations to create educational and training programs under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Democrats say the programs are a necessary aspect of bringing another 36 million individuals into the U.S. healthcare system.

The Association of American Medical Programs projects a shortage of between 124,000 and 159,000 physicians by 2025. Reform will aggravate that shortfall by an additional 25 percent, the association states.

“There is mounting evidence that a physician workforce shortage exists in primary care as well as in a number of other specialties,” according to the association’s report.

Opponents of healthcare reform warn that universal coverage under these circumstances can only lead to one thing: rationing of healthcare.

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NJ and VA Gov. Races – Referendums on Obama?

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

I think there may be a certain amount of this. Is it enough to tip the scales? We’ll have to wait and see.

Political observers say today’s gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia don’t bode well for either Democratic candidate — due in part to President Obama’s declining popularity and his policies that don’t resonate with the voters.

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