Saturday, December 30, 2006

Taking out the Garbage

At long last.

Saddam has been executed by the freely elected government of Iraq.

There will be no 72 virgins awaiting his arrival.

If anyone ever deserved to die at the end of a rope, it was Saddam Hussein.

Indeed, he was held to account only for one of the least abhorrent of his crimes: the brutal 1982 murders of 148 Shiite men and boys - some as young as 11 - in the village of Dujail.

Ding Dong the Butcher's Dead.

True, his execution will not automatically build a better Iraq. Indeed, in the short run, it may even exacerbate the violence.

But this hanging does guarantee that never again will Saddam Hussin brutalize people, as he did for 35 years.

It speaks volumes to the barbarity of this despot that murdering little children in cold blood ranked as one of his lesser crimes.

He was never even brought to trial on the most heinous charges against him - including his genocidal assault, using deadly nerve gas, against Iraq's Kurdish population, which took a reported 100,000 innocent lives.

But that was in large part because Saddam and his lawyers - including America's most embarrassing former Cabinet official, Johnson administration Attorney General Ramsey Clark - alternately boycotted and disrupted the proceedings.

To be sure, the tribunal that sent Saddam Hussein to his just rewards might not have met the full, strict criteria of the U.S. criminal-justice system - though whatever its faults, they fell far short of the dire predictions of its critics.

Besides, it's not as if there was mitigating evidence waiting to be admitted by a different set of judges. No one, save Saddam and his staunchest defenders, ever doubted that he was guilty as charged.

No Rush to Justice.

More than two years passed after Saddam's capture before he was placed on trial - in open court, broadcast on TV for the entire Iraqi people and the world to witness. And the case against him was painstaking and carefully built.

Certainly, it was infinitely fairer than the justice meted out to any of Saddam's victims.

He was the first Arab tyrant made to answer for his crimes in open court by an independent judiciary. That, at least, is a sign of progress - and a potential warning to the region's other tyrants.

America did not go to war in Iraq in order to hang Saddam Hussein. It was to remove him as a threat to regional and global security by denying him the ability to realize his goal of obtaining weapons of mass destruction - weapons he would gladly have used.

Nevertheless, his demise is a welcome by-product of the conflict.

Justice has been served.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Don't Need Your Advice

I didn't think anything could drive me crazier than someone knocking on my door to instruct me on how I should worship.
You worship Christ your way and what I do is not of your business.

If you're not Christian, that's your business.
But the last thing I need is an Islamist group telling me how to worship Christ.

But that's what the Islamic Thinkers Society believes we Christians need.

In an article titled, "WWJD - What Would Jesus Do if He Were Here Today?", this radical Islamist group instructs Christians on how to properly worship the Muslim prophet Jesus.

Apparently Christmas is a pagan holiday. Now I believe most Christians realize that there are some aspects of Christmas that have originated from non-Christian traditions...such as a Christmas tree but what this group doesn't realize is that we aren't celebrating the tree or the day. We are celebrating the birth of Christ.

From the Islamic Thinkers Society:

"As the Christians, who will be celebrating a false pagan holiday called "Christmas" on Dec. 25, we the Muslims would like to address an issue which they might want to look into and consider."
"Both Muslims and serious Christians can learn a lot from Christmas, the annual celebration of the victory of paganism over the religion of Prophet Isa (Jesus Christ)."

Then after "teaching" us Christians about Jesus, someone who lived 700 years before the birth of the false prophet Mohammed, and the false origins of Christmas, they go on to address what Jesus would do if he were here today.

They address the following issues:
1. Poverty
2. Rape
3. Alcoholism
4. Catholic Pedophile Priests
5. Homosexuality
6. Beastiality

You know...most of what they are promised in their view of Heaven.

Here are a couple of excerpts:

"According to a 1996 summary of reported rapes, 1.3 rapes occur per
minute in the U.S., which is 683,000 a year. Since only 16% of all rapes are reported to Law Enforcement, the actual number of rapes per year would be about 4.3 million."

Are they actually stating that they care about women's rights?

"Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Jesus and by the Spirit of our God."

"The profane concept of secularism has given birth to a monster called capitalism together with its ugly features of freedom, democracy, liberalism and of course, exploitation of human beings. These problems arise precisely as a result of mankind abandoning the Islamic way of life and using his own mind to decide how to run his affairs. If indeed, the mind was capable of producing the same organization as we see in the universe, why is the ‘human’ world such a mess?"

"Muslims respect and revere Jesus."

"Today SODOMY, Tomorrow Pedophilia, What’s next? Beastiality?

"Societies in western civilization bear witness to this, and rape, murder and Homosexuality are products of the exploitation of mans needs and instincts."

I wonder what the media would have done if Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell had posted any of these pictures?

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Tough Year for Muslims?

Al Jazeera said this was a tough year for Muslims in America.

In a fairy tale written by Islamist Abdus Sattar Ghazali, Muslims in America were being treated as second-class citizens, they are discriminated against and Americans are prejudiced and Islamophobic.

To prove his point, he brought up the CAIR orchestrated event where six imams had to be forcibly removed from the US Airways flight after purposely inciting and frightening passengers and air personnel.

He referred to both Virgil Goode and Dennis Prager who thought Nation of Islam disciple and CAIR's representatives in Congress, Keith Ellison should use the Bible instead of the Koran in his swearing in ceremony for U.S. Congress...a tradition followed ever since George Washington used the Bible when being sworn in as president.

Listen to how Ghazali describes these incidents:
"These recent episodes symbolize the dilemma of American Muslims in post-9/11 America. More than half a decade after 9/11, seven-million strong American Muslim community remains under siege with constant attacks on its faith. The events of 9/11 were used as an excuse to greatly magnify the hostility toward Muslims and cloak it in pseudo-patriotism. Unfortunately, Muslim-bashing has become socially acceptable in the United States . Bigots' venom against Islam and Muslims, once shocking has become the mainstream."

Basically he is calling all Americans BIGOTS as he states the venom against against Islam and Muslims is "mainstream". This is a typical charge of Muslim leaders here in America. Anyone who speaks out against Islam is a bigot. Nowhere does he accept any of the responsibilities that Islamic leaders refuse to fulfill. Instead of even modest attempts at fitting in with the larger society, America must change its ways to accommodate Islam. Even criticizing Islamic groups such as CAIR is considered a form of bigotry.
Ahmed Bedier stated "We are to the American Muslim community what the NAACP is to blacks in America. If you attack us, you are attacking the Muslim community and the religion of Islam in this country."

Is a Hamas front group with ties to terrorism really the equivalent of Islam? CAIR may claim to represent ALL American Muslims but in actuality, only represents Sunni Arab Muslims.

Islamic leaders even have the gall to demand Dennis Prager be removed from the Holocaust Council. Their charge? This should be no surprise...bigotry.
"No one who holds such bigoted, intolerant and divisive views should be in a policy-making position at a taxpayer-funded institution that seeks to educate Americans about the destructive impact hatred has had, and continues to have, on every society," CAIR's executive director, Nihad Awad, wrote in a letter to the council's chairman, Fred Zeidman."

Starting to sound familiar?

Besides..according to many Muslims, the Holocaust was a complete fabrication. Why should they care who sits on their board?

According to Mr. Ghazali, this year has been so tough that it has been detrimental to the mental health of American Muslims. He cites a study supposedly done by Yale Psychologist Mona Amer and the American Psychological Foundation.

Now let's look and see who really had a tough year in 2006.

Here is only a very small sample of non-Muslims who have had a considerably worse year in 2006. I have left out the plight of Christians in Bethlehem because the mainstream media has decided that blaming Hamas and Hezbollah for the atrocities they commit is shortsighted and bigoted.
They ignore the fact that Bethlehem was 90% Christian only a short time ago.
Thirty years ago no one in the city had ever heard of Hamas; now more than 30 percent of the city is Hamas and it's growing every year. Bethlehem's municipal council now includes members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad but the media would rather blame Israel for erecting a wall in self-defense for the plight of Christians in Bethlehem.
Making the perpetrators of genocide responsible for their actions doesn't seem popular in today's media outlets.

Jimmy Carter approves.

Bashir Ahmad Tantray
was a Christian convert killed in Kashmir November 21, 2006. His crime? Apostasy. Muslims are free to convert (dawa) Christians and believers of other faiths here in America. Even groups with ties to terrorism, such as the Islamic Thinkers Society, are allowed this privilege. What does this group think the punishment should be for the crime of converting from Islam to Christianity?

Nigerian Christians. This past November 19, 15 Christians were slaughtered and over a dozen churches burned. Jihadist ideology in Africa is funded and encouraged by such oil-rich Arab countries as Saudi Arabia. Along the East coast of Africa, from Somalia to South Africa, al-Qaeda and its allies are creating terrorist centers. Millions of black Africans have been killed, wounded, raped, enslaved and displaced by Jihadis in Sudan, Mauritania, Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria.

11 other Nigerian churches were burned in September over the Pope's recent comments. In Ethiopia, six Christians were killed and 15 injured by a mob of 300 Muslims.
September 17, an Italian nun was shot and killed in Somalia.

2 churches burned in the West Bank the Pope's comments.
4 synagogues burned in Gaza December 19, 2006

It was a tough year for Italian Father Andrea Santoro, the Catholic priest was shot and killed in Trabzon, Turkey over CARTOON's. This man, totally unconnected with the publication of Danish cartoons mocking Mohammed was killed because he was in the wrong his church praying. Mohammed's followers entered a Catholic Church and executed Father Santoro.
It was also a tough year for Paulos Iskander, a Syriac-Orhtodox priest . He was kidnapped on October 9 of this year and beheaded October 11. A 14-year-old boy was also crucified in this incident. Other Iraqi Catholic priests have also been kidnapped. Catholic girls in Iraq are being raped and murdered just so Islamic radicals can earn their way into paradise.

This also wasn't a great year for Buddhist monks in Thailand.
Muslim insurgency has prompted hundreds of Buddhists to flee their homes in the restive south, creating refugee-like communities of Thais in their own country.
Buddhist monks have been beheaded, Buddhist teachers slain, and leaflets distributed around Buddhist villages warn that raising dogs and drinking alcohol are offensive to Muslims.
Buddhist monks killed in Thailand...1700 since 2004.

Many members of the State Department believe Southeast Asia is becoming a second front for global Jihad. Islamist groups in Southeast Asia, including those in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore are known to have ties to the Al Qaeda terrorist network.

Indonesia has become a very tough place for Christians. Non-Muslims schoolgirls have been raped and killed.
In some cases, government soldiers have aided radical Muslims kill Christian villagers. In a recent attack at Ambon, the Indonesian capital of the Maliku Islands, 32 villagers were killed...all Christians.
As in other Muslim countries, priests have often become targets. The Rev Irianto Kongkoli was shot in the head while shopping in Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi province.

Australia has warned of possible militant attacks in Indonesia over the Christmas and holiday season...the United States issued the same warning last week.

So why do Americans have a negative image of Islam?

Abdus Sattar Ghazali has blamed American politicians. "Americans' attitudes about Islam and Muslims are fuelled mainly by political statements and media reports that focus almost solely on the negative image of Islam and Muslims."
Terms such as Islamofascism are used by President Bush to create negative stereotypes.
"The growing anti-Islamic sentiment in this country was reflected in the unfortunate use of the offensive term "Islamic fascist" by President George Bush who equated Islam with fascism."

As is America's fault for the negative stereotype of Muslims. Never accept blame and label anyone in their way a bigot. A tried and successful strategy.

Footnote..Mona Amer at the time of the study supposedly showing detrimental mental-health towards Muslims, was actually a University of Toledo graduate student doing an internship at Yale. Not a Yale Psychologist. In other words, all she had was a Bachelor's Degree and this study was measuring differences between Arab Christians and Arab Muslims. The findings were completely unrelated to the claims made by Mr. Ghazali...a fact never checked by Al Jazeera or anybody else. Apparently the truth is less important than the sensational claims.

Saturday, December 23, 2006


By way of The Merry Widow.

3 things I Want for Christmas:
1. Snow. Although I prefer the weather in Miami to that of New York, snow on Christmas just seems right.
2. Lots of presents. Just because I'm not a kid doesn't mean I don't like seeing a lot of boxes with my name on it.
3. Phone calls. My family has always been spread out. My brother is in California, my sister and father are in Virginia, my other sister and my daughter are in Atlanta and hopefully my mom is with God... but we have always kept in touch, especially on holidays and birthdays.
Kansas winning the NCAA would also be nice but since I can only list three...

3 things I don't want for Christmas.
1. Bad news. Let it wait until after the holidays.
2. Cheap cigars. People know I enjoy a good cigar now and then. A Romeo y Julieta or a Cohiba will work.
3. Unexpected visitors... how hard is it to call first?

And who will I tag?
Good News.... NOBODY!
Merry Christmas everyone.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Missing: Al Sharpton, Rev. Jackson et al.

There was Justice for two black men killed in New York yesterday.
Al Sharpton won't be there to celebrate. Neither will Jesse Jackson or the New Black Panther Party.
No demonstrations on Wall Street, no boycotting of white owned stores.

They won't be there because these two black men were two New York City cops.
They were killed while conducting a sting operation in Staten Island in 2003.

The killer, Ronell Wilson was convicted in federal court yesterday.

Wilson was in the process of selling an illegal gun to the two when something went wrong. Without hesitation, he executed the officers.

Then he ran.
While on the run, the brave Mr. Wilson wrote some rap lyrics bragging about his brutality:
"Leave a 45 slugs in da back of ya head / Cause I'm gettin dat bread, ain't goin stop to I'm dead."

Too bad he surrendered like the bitch he really is...but there's a good chance the "dead" part might presently come to pass: Jurors reconvene Jan. 10 to decide whether Wilson gets the death penalty.

Mr. Wilson deserves to die.

Meanwhile, as Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday, "For their families, today's guilty verdict, and the knowledge that a cop killer will not be allowed to roam free, provides some small measure of comfort."

To date, we're unaware of any so-called black leader, most of whom have been hamming it up in the aftermath of Sean Bell's tragic death, offering any sympathy to these victims' families. (Like Bell, the officers were black.)

If Sharpton & Co. do show, most likely it would be to protest Wilson's conviction. That's the kind of people they are.

And how long before the anti-death penalty crowd gets involved and tells us what a good man the unfairly convicted Ronell Wilson really is?

This might very well be my last post until after the Christmas holidays. I originally was going to do something much lighter but this needed to be said. I want to tell you all how much I appreciate the time it takes to read my blog and on occasion, leave a comment.
Merry Christmas to all!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

New York's Three Ring Circus

Like all good circuses, New York's race baiters held their own version of Barnum & Bailey's act.

A roiling crowd of 40,000 protesters poured onto Fifth Avenue yesterday to protest the 'fusillade'..their words... of 50 cop bullets that killed a groom on his wedding day - and to demand better treatment by the NYPD.

Ringleader and Master of Ceremonies Al Sharpton pushed Trent Benefield, one of two men who survived being wounded in the Queens shooting.

Charlie Rangel was there. Never one to miss free publicity, Charlie blamed the Police Department and cited "We've got to give our police more training,".

Blaming the police was a common theme.

"Cops need to learn you can't just kill people - we're not roaches," said Raynada Glover, 52, of the South Bronx. "We're human beings."

Michelle Bethea, a 51-year-old legal assistant, decried alleged racism in the NYPD.

"The black people of America are treated like dirt," she said. "Our kids don't live to see 21 because of the people that are supposed to protect us."

Now there's a reasoned response. Forget drug addiction, single-parent families, black on black crime and role models like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.
It's so much easier to blame the police.
And let's ignore the fact that six of the nine members of the police task force that shot Sean Bell and his companions last month were black. Six of nine.

Of the five shooters, three were black.

But why let the facts get in the way. The race baiters certainly aren't.

They're hoping to inflame black New Yorkers against a police force they want to portray as white and racist: "This racist policy of 'shoot to kill' in Black and Latino communities must stop now," their flier says.

Isn't it just possible that most crimes happen in these communities?

Even the Black Panthers have gotten involved. The Black Panthers have called for a holiday boycott of stores not owned by African American community members.

No racism there...

Now they are aiming to shut down Wall Street on Friday to protest what they say is "an unspoken but racist" NYPD policy that targets blacks and Hispanics. December 21 is being dubbed "a day of public outrage".

The event's organizers - groups known as the December 12th Movement and the Black Men's Movement - point to the police shooting of Sean Bell last month as a prime example.

They depict white officers as the culprits in a "racist" plot.

They also depict the victims as "innocent civilians".

No mention of the fact that when one of the undercovers identified himself as an officer, the car holding the party twice tried to run him down.

The officer started firing while yelling to the car’s occupants: “Let me see your hands.” His colleagues, believing they were under attack, fired their guns at the car to protect the undercover officer.

No gun was found in the car, but witnesses and video footage confirm that a fourth man in the party fled the scene once the altercation began. Bell and the other men with him all had been arrested for illegal possession of guns in the past. One of the men had been convicted of shooting another man in a robbery.

More facts that these black "leaders" want to ignore.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Defeat For Ahmadinejad?

An woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Tehran December 15, 2006. Iran's biggest reformist party said on Monday President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had suffered a "decisive defeat" in nationwide elections last week due to his government's "authoritarian and inefficient methods". REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

Iran vote "decisive defeat" for president

By Paul Hughes

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's biggest reformist party said on Monday President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had suffered a "decisive defeat" in nationwide elections last week due to his government's "authoritarian and inefficient methods".
Full story here.

Maybe the people of Iran had had enough of their President's threats to Israel or his constant denial of the Holocaust?
Maybe they were tired of the mandatory demonstrations? Flagburning before 6 a.m. can only be so much fun.

Maybe they just used commonsense.

But whatever the reason, the people of Iran have confirmed the landslide victory of former president Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani in the Experts' Assembly elections.

According to the final results, carried by all local news agencies, Rafsanjani gained twice as many votes as Ayatollah Mohammad-Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi, the candidate for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's faction.

Rafsanjani has already issued a statement and thanked the people for having enabled him to achieve the landslide victory which he termed as a victory for democracy.

'This is a source of pride for me that through your valuable votes, I finished first in such important elections,' Rafsanjani said in the statement, carried by ISNA news agency.

The moderate Rafsanjani is a fierce opponent of Ahmadinejad.

Now before we get all mushy over "Iranian Democracy" let's not forget that hundreds of reformist weren't even allowed to participate.
There will be no big change in Iran's policies.
The Mullahs retain full control over Iran no matter which party wins in the elections. The choice basically broke down between a "moderate" Islamic nut and Iran's psychopathic hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Still though...I cannot help but vicariously enjoy the pie in Ahmadinejad's face.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Is James Baker the New Neville Chamberlain?

The answer would be yes according to senior Israeli politician Uzi Landau, a member of the opposition Likud Party. He said he saw a parallel between the bilateral panel's report and Western powers' failed attempt to placate Nazi Germany in the late 1930s.

Peace in our time? Not if we follow the Iraq Study Group's proposals.

The long-awaited report of the Iraq Study Group (ISG)(a better name would be the New Rainbow Coalition), chaired by James Baker and Lee Hamilton, was finally released on Wednesday. The report contains 79 recommendations that essentially advises diplomacy with Iran and Syria, a gradual withdrawal of combat troops by 2008 (combat conditions permitting), the embedding of large numbers of U.S. ‘advisors’ to help the Iraqi security forces take over and a resolution of the Israel/Palestine conflict.

Isn't it easier just to say SURRENDER?

Why not throw in World Peace, the End of Poverty, Unlimited Energy and any other Utopian goal?

If they believe Iran and Syria desire peace in Iraq then I'm betting most of the panel still secretly believes in the Easter Bunny.

The panel was composed of five Democrats and five Republicans, and from the start bipartisan consensus was the goal. What was left off the panel was any IRAQIS or any MILITARY experts, nor do any of its members have any military backgrounds.

Any attempt to appease either Iraq or Syria can only have disastrous consequences.

As Uzi Landau stated "You do not fight terror with appeasement. You don't negotiate, instead you fight until you prevail. But when you look at the Baker-Hamilton report what you see is no different from Chamberlain's policy toward Germany."

If only America had the resolve to fight until we prevailed.
Appeasement is so much easier.

But the long-term effects are much more dangerous.

Iran is in a full out press to acquire nuclear weapons. So far the West has been "less than successful" in deterring Iran. But what many people don't know is that Iran is also rapidly developing its own space program. Its efforts are three pronged: to enhance surveillance of the surrounding region, to improve both the accuracy and reach of its military strike capability, and, finally, to lift its prestige among its fellow Islamic nations and within the world at large.

Obviously Iran would not be able to achieve anything close to a space program without the help of China and Russia. Both figure in the equation by providing Iran with necessary technical knowledge to establish and develop this program. German manufactured technology has also been observed in connection with Iran’s space efforts. Pakistan and North Korea have also contributed to the program.

Are we really ready to resume another Cold War? And this time with an enemy that might desire bringing about the Apocalypse.
We are still the world's only superpower. If ever there was a time to stand up... now is that time.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Give Him Hell Harry

The UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is leaving office.

He won't be missed.

Kofi Annan traveled all the way to Truman Library to give his goodbye speech. The Secretary General couldn't help but once again to take a swipe at President Bush and his administration.

It's getting boring....

As Truman himself once said, in a different context: "That's plain hokum. If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em: It's an old political trick."

What Truman would say today about Annan himself, and the organization he has headed for the past 10 years, can only be imagined.

But I'm sure Harry would give him hell.

Why the Truman Library?

Annan, who leaves office early next month, said he chose the Truman Library in order to pay tribute to his "far-sighted American leadership in a great global endeavor" - and to draw a distinction with the current president.

He noted that Truman "insisted, when faced with aggression by North Korea against the South in 1950, on bringing the issue to the United Nations" - in contrast to the Bush administration on Iraq.

Kofi doesn't seem to know his history very well.

Truman could do so only because the Soviet Union was then boycotting the Security Council - and thus couldn't veto the authorization of military force against North Korea.

Nowadays, the United Nations can't, or won't, move swiftly no matter what the emergency - witness the continued genocide in Darfur.

Kofi also is ignorant of the Truman Doctrine.
"It must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures."

Wise and courageous words - uttered in the same spirit that animated President Bush to act in Iraq, when Kofi Annan's United Nations refused to do so.

Exactly the same way the United Nations and Kofi refuse to act on rogue nations such as Iran and North Korea who both harbor nuclear ambitions.

Why did Kofi use this opportunity to attack President Bush rather than focus on his own sorry tenure in office?

As secretary-general, Annan presided over Oil-for-Food, perhaps the biggest financial scandal in history - and in which his own son was involved.

He presided over yet another financial scandal, involving the U.N.'s procurement office. There was even a drug-smuggling ring operating out of his mailroom. His efforts at reforming the world body's basic infrastructure - particularly when it comes to human rights - were exposed as ludicrous, at best.

On an equally bizarre note, Annan yesterday proclaimed that all of the U.N.'s member nations "solemnly accepted" the "shared responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity."


Maybe Kofi can confuse us and ignore the cesspool of corruption and scandal that the UN has become under his leadership.

Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.) yesterday said it best: Under Annan, the United Nations has become notorious for the "near-absence of standards of decency for the thuggish regimes that are too often empowered by its antiquated rules and procedures."

That Annan chose instead to bash the United States, added Hyde, was "completely predictable."

Harry Truman, certainly, understood the noble principles on which the United Nations was founded six decades ago.

Kofi Annan, during his tenure, betrayed them time and time again.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Dhimmi/Anti-Dhimmi Of the Year Vote Is Here Again

It's that time of year again when you can vote for your favorite anti-dhimmi or most despised dhimmi of the year at Jihad Watch

My votes for:
Anti-Dhimmi Internationale.................... John Howard
American Anti-Dhimmi..........................Brigitte Gabriel
Dhimmi Internationale..........................Hugo Chavez
American Dhimmi................................Jimmy Carter

Shakedown:Imams Looking to Get Paid

According to CAIR, the Imams were wrongly removed from US Airways and they were not acting suspicious. Now they are seeking a "mutually agreeable" solution.

Mutually Agreeable must be an Islamic term for MONEY

"With the hopes of reaching an amicable resolution to this matter, we would like to take this opportunity to ask for a formal meeting with US Airways executives and legal counsel," said Arsalan Iftikhar, CAIR's national legal director, in a letter to the airline.

How about an amicable resolution for the passengers who were forced to endure this staged publicity event and possibly future terrorist run?

The Washington Times first reported on Nov. 28 that the imams were not in their assigned seats, but seated in a formation similar to the September 11 hijackers and controlled the exits to the plane. The men also requested seat-belt extensions but did not appear to need them, and engaged in conversations critical of the United States, according to police reports and eyewitness statements…

Federal air marshals and pilots called the imams’ actions a probe of airport security as well as a probe of the politically correct mentality of air passengers…

An airline spokeswoman says they have received the request from CAIR for a meeting, as well as a meeting request from Rep.-elect Keith Ellison, Minnesota Democrat, the first Muslim elected to Congress, but no date has been set.

None of this ever needed to happen. The Imams could have boarded the plane and acted like the Americans they claimed to be. Yet they chose to make a spectacle. Why? Turns out among those attending their conference was Rep.-elect Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who will be the first Muslim sworn into Congress (with his hand on the Quran). Two days earlier, Ellison, an African-American convert who wants to criminalize Muslim profiling, spoke at a fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Muslim-rights group that wasted no time condemning US Airways for "prejudice and ignorance."

And now they want to get paid..

Friday, December 08, 2006

No Surprise: CAIR Takes over Legal Representation of 6 Imams

The Council on American Islamic Relations announced that five of the six imams removed from the Minneapolis to Phoenix flight have retained the group as their legal representatives.

The 6 imams were removed from a US Airways flight for suspicious behavior.

An airline gate agent told the Minneapolis Police Department that six Muslim men began praying very loudly and repeatedly shouting “Allah” as passengers began boarding Flight 300 bound for Phoenix Nov. 20. The six imams refused to sit on their assigned seats, moving around the cabin and arranging themselves in a pattern reminiscent of the Sept. 11, 2001 hijackings. Three asked flight attendants for heavy seat belt extenders, but then didn’t use them to buckle up. Witnesses overheard them talking about al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden.

The Muslim clerics removed from a US Airways flight said that they were victims of discrimination and called for a boycott of the airline.

One Muslim leader, Mahdi Bray(executive director of the Falls Church-based Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation),called the incident “a gross example of blatant Islamophobia and the violation of the civil rights of Muslim passengers,” characterizing the legitimate concerns of the flight crew and other passengers as “irrational fears.”

Irrational fears? I guess Mr. Bray has never heard of Muslim terrorists hijacking passenger planes and crashing them into buildings. Is it really that unrealistic to believe that another hijacking by Muslim terrorist might occur? But of course Americans are a recent poll conducted by CAIR has proven.

A Washington Times story on Thursday said various investigations into the matter, including by federal agencies and the Air Line Pilots Association union, showed US Airways personnel did not act inappropriately in removing the clerics from the flight.

Such obviously suspicious behavior was deliberately intended to trigger a response from the airline. Now CAIR, which staged a "pray-in" at Washington's Reagan National Airport last week, charged the airlines and the passengers with BIGOTRY and claimed airport officials used racial profiling.

I believe CAIR has orchestrated the entire affair. The Hamas front group has proven ties to terrorism and possibly is laying the groundwork for a future terrorist attack.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Americans 'Just' Ignorant

I found this excellent article written by Warner Todd Huston which is well worth reading.

Reuters: Americans Just ‘Ignorant’ About Muslims

By Warner Todd Huston

Did you know that Americans don’t want to "live next door to a Muslim", or that Americans want all Muslims to "carry special identification", or that it is but "Ignorance" that is seen as a "Key Problem" to these foolish American’s "hatred" and misperceptions?

Reuters knew, if you didn’t. And they are happy to let us all know about it, too.

It all stems from a Radio host misusing his audience to make a point that Americans are no different than the Germans who turned a blind eye to Hitler’s “Final Solution” against Jews during WWII.

A DC radio host announced that he thought that Muslims should be forced to have a crescent moon tattooed on them to readily identify them akin to the way Nazi Germany forced Jews to wear the yellow “Juden” star.

He then took phone calls — no doubt specially screened just to “prove” his point — to find, lo and behold, everyone in his audience were racists who wanted Muslims marked in such a way.

Naturally, he was not seriously proposing to do what he presented and it was all a hoax to prove that America was filled with Muslim haters. “I can’t believe any of you are sick enough to have agreed for one second with anything I said”, he went on to scold his listeners.

“Because basically what you just did was show me how the German people allowed what happened to the Jews to happen … We need to separate them, we need to tattoo their arms, we need to make them wear the yellow Star of David, we need to put them in concentration camps, we basically just need to kill them all because they are dangerous.”

Neat little package he created there, eh?

But, Reuters didn’t stop with just this story to “prove” that we are all Nazi-like, Muslim haters. They had “studies” and CAIR interviews, too.

Those in agreement are not a fringe minority: A Gallup poll this summer of more than 1,000 Americans showed that 39 percent were in favor of requiring Muslims in the United States, including American citizens, to carry special identification.

Roughly a quarter of those polled said they would not want to live next door to a Muslim and a third thought that Muslims in the United States sympathized with al Qaeda, the extremist group behind the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington.

And who carried out that poll? Why the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) did, naturally.

CAIR claims to have “found that for one in three Americans, the word Islam triggers negative connotations such as “war,” “hatred” and “terrorist.” The war in Iraq has contributed to such perceptions.”

I wonder what the words “9/11″ and “Suicide Bomber” triggers? I wonder why THOSE weren’t included in the “study”? Is it because such words afford Americans a REASON to suspect Muslims? You know, the same Muslims responsible for such acts of terror?

But, I guess we wouldn’t want to add that to the story. After all, it would tend to mitigate our obvious Goose Stepping tendency! So, we have a radio host who created a premise to get a predetermined end, and a CAIR “poll” to do the same, and we call that proof that we are all just Nazis in bluejeans?


Next Rueters brings up the self-manufactured “Clerics removal from a place” story to further prove we are all intolerant and helpfully informs us that the only reason we might be so evil as Americans is because “Ignorance Seen as Key Problem”.

So, if we are all Goose-stepping, Nazi-like, Muslim haters, there MUST be an awful lot of Americans attacking and mistreating Muslims all across the nation, right? I mean, if there is so much hate around, we certainly couldn’t expect nothing to be happening because of all that racism… right?

Well, not so much.

There are no hard figures on how many Muslims have been subject to harassment or prejudice…

What? How can there be racism everywhere yet no racist actions taken against the target of that purported racism?

Seems rather hard to believe that racism is so prevalent if we can’t even see a statistical example of the result of racism.

Anyway, the most amusing part of this story is its ending. There we see a sigh of relief in the fact that Keith Ellison (D, MN) won election to a Minnesota House Seat. Ellison is the first Muslim elected to Congress whose victory could “signal to people who are not Muslims that Muslims have a lot to offer to the United States and the improvement of our country.”

And Rueters highlights that Ellison “did not stress his religion during his campaign for a Minnesota seat”. No wonder. He isn’t a real Muslim, but a member of the racist “Nation of Islam” run by the “Reverend” Louie Farrakhan, a group few Muslims anywhere would claim as an Islamic organization. It’s no wonder he ran away from that identification!

In any case, it is a good thing that Reuters is there to tell us how rotten we lowly Americans are and how innocent Muslims are.

What would we do without them?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Now Is Not the Time to Leave Iraq

Whether or not they intend it, many of the leading Democrats who will soon control Congress are contributing to the unraveling of the U.S. position in Iraq — and the Middle East generally.

Consider a recent column in a Lebanese newspaper, The Daily Star. The article, written by Syrian dissident Ammar Abdulhamid, was headlined, “Arab democrats are being abandoned.”

Since the election, Sen. Carl Levin and others have escalated their calls for a phased withdrawal from Iraq. Levin says Iraqi leaders should be told the United States would “begin a phased redeployment of our forces within four to six months.” Otherwise, he said, Iraqis would never step up to their responsibilities.

Levin and the other withdrawal-at-any-cost Democrats are not interested in salvaging what can be salvaged from an admittedly deteriorating situation. They’re interested simply in getting out, and they recklessly discount the long-term costs of losing a war in the most strategically important region on the planet.

What they forget is that from the beginning, many Iraqis have been afraid Americans would leave them hanging — a fear that has hampered the ability of the new government to gain adherents.

Shiites haven’t forgotten what happened in 1991, when the first President Bush urged them to rise up against Saddam Hussein. They rose up, Hussein had them slaughtered, and U.S. forces did nothing to stop it. That history overshadows much of the present.

The war may have gone on for more than three years, but from the vantage point of one benchmark, it’s still early. The current Iraqi government, legitimated by an election, has been in power for what — eight months?

Yet already, many Democrats are eager to replicate their party’s performance in Vietnam, when the Democratic majority controlling Congress cut off funding for the war and left the South Vietnamese unable to repel the North Vietnamese invasion of 1975.

True, the Iraqi government is weak, inept and still unwilling to deal with the Shiite militias behind many of the sectarian attacks. But if we continue to support that government, it has a chance to improve. If we announce we’re getting out, it has no chance to survive.

The policy advocated by Levin would not encourage Iraqis to rally to their government. It would encourage them to abandon it, which would lead to the implosion of Iraq as we know it — and transform Iran into the dominant power in the region.

In short, we cannot afford to abandon this mission. In recent testimony before a Senate panel, the top commander in the Middle East, Gen. John Abazaid, agreed more troops are needed. But he wasn’t talking about American troops. He was talking about Iraqi troops.

A panel led by former Secretary of State James Baker is mulling options for Iraq. At the same time, the Pentagon is conducting its own review of how to proceed. The military is expected to push for an approach that at some point would mean a smaller U.S. force, but with more troops serving as advisers and more troops engaged in training Iraqis.

To be sure, the training-and-advising effort has come under criticism of late. Many former advisers say access to competent interpreters was spotty, support from U.S. commanders was thin, and training for the job was slapdash, according to published reports.

But in recent months, the program has been better organized, said Col. Steven A. Boylan, a spokesman at Fort Leavenworth. A regular-Army unit — the 1st Infantry Division based at Fort Riley, Kan. — has been assigned to handle the training. Boylan said 55 advisory teams are being trained now; 44 have been trained since June. Once they’re deployed, the teams undergo further training in Kuwait and Iraq.

Levin and his fellow out-now Democrats are right about one thing. Ultimately, any degree of success in Iraq depends on Iraqis — thus, the importance of the training-and-advising program. But Levin and others are deluding themselves if they believe Iraqis are more likely to cast their lot with the new government if they’re convinced the Americans are preparing to go home.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Selective Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy, thy name is Sharpton.

And Barron.

Jackson, too.

There they were this week, the Ubiquitous Three, comforting the grieving family of Sean Bell - a black man shot dead in Queens by police - for at least as long as the TV cameras lingered.

What a contrast to the scene in Brooklyn Federal Court, where one Ronell Wilson is on trial in the 2003 murders of NYPD Detectives James Nemorin and Rodney Andrews.

No Al Sharpton there.

No Charles Barron.

No Jesse Jackson.

The two detectives had been working undercover to break up a gun-running gang operating out of a Staten Island housing project. Then a gun-buy went disastrously bad, their cover blown - and they were shot dead on the spot.

Nemorin and Andrews, as it happened, were black.

They died heroes in an effort to keep illegal guns out of a virtually all-black Staten Island housing project.

That is to say, to save black lives.

Nemorin left a wife and three children.

Andrews, a wife and two kids.

Their families grieved no less than the survivors of Sean Bell.

But without Sharpton.

Without Barron.

Without Jackson.

No visit paid.

Not a word of condolence.

Nor has any of the three attended the Wilson trial.

This is not surprising, for two reasons:

* To do so would show a modicum of derivative respect for the NYPD.

* And there are no media cameras in that particular courtroom.

So what would be the point?

Sharpton and Barron and Jackson care only about certain dead black people.

They care only about tragedies that present opportunities to sow rancor, and to advance their personal agendas.

This is not news, of course, but it is worth pointing out that the fatherless children of hero cops need a hug, too.

Not that Sharpton or Barron or Jackson gives a damn.

Another Defeat for the Devil

President Hugo Chavez easily won reelection in Venezuela. He dedicated his victory to Castro, calling him his father, while describing his victory as a defeat for the Devil...George Bush.

"It's another defeat for the devil, who tries to dominate the world," Chavez told the crowd of red-shirted supporters, who listened to him under pouring rain. "Down with imperialism. We need a new world."

A new world? Maybe one where Cindy Sheehan is considered sane and rational?

Using billions of oil dollars to bribe the electorate and stealing land for redistribution, Chavez received 61% of the vote to 38 percent for Rosales.
In his victory speech, he promised Venezuela with a more radical version of socialism and forge a wider front against the United States in Latin America.

Rosales, a cattle rancher who is now expected to return to his post of governor of the western state of Zulia, called the election a choice between freedom and increasing state control of people's lives. Rosales has charged that Chavez's government is corrupt and crime is rampant.

Since winning election in 1998, Chavez has increasingly consolidated power. His allies now control all branches of the government. He has packed the supreme court with his allies, and passed restrictive media laws under which journalists can be jailed for criticizing public authorities and institutions. Current law prohibits him from running for reelection in 2012 but he is already pushing constitutional changes that include an end to presidential term limits.

How long before he declares himself "President for Life"?

He has become a serious challenge to US policy. He has used his vast oil resources to influence elections in the region and has allied himself with countries such as Iran and Syria where he has become one of the most vocal supporters of Iran’s nuclear ambitions. He has gone so far as to provide training (language skills), money and documentation to aid Islamic terrorist to enter the United States across the Mexican border. In Columbia, he has provided weapons to Latin America’s deadliest terrorist organization, the FARC.

Are we just going to watch Democracy crumble in Latin America?

Friday, December 01, 2006

Christmas Under Attack

It's getting close to that time of the year again and the annual "War on Christmas" has begun.

In New York City, the public schools has banned the manger display but did allow the menorah for Hanukkah and The Star and Crescent Flag for Ramadan.
Unbelievably, a federal appeals court upheld this decision.
Now the Supreme Court is decided on whether or not to grant review of the Andrea Skoros v. City of New York.

In Chicago, city officials have stated that a public Christmas festival is no place for the Christmas story.
So not to offend non-Christians "The Nativity Story" has been removed from the Chicago holiday fair.
What is it that the first six letters in Christmas spell?

In America, almost 94% of the population celebrates Christmas.
But it appears most retailers are more afraid of insulting that 6%.
Crate & Barrel employees are instructed to say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas".
As are Best Buy, Toys "R" Us and Bed and Bath and Beyond

And how far away can the ACLU be now that Christmas is nearing?
Just outside Nashville Tennessee, the ACLU is suing the Wilson County School System because a children's Christmas program has been deemed to be an "illegal activity".
Apparently kindergarten students role played a Nativity scene and sang "Away in a Manger" and "Joy to the World".
The ACLU states that the songs are exclusively Christian in nature because they celebrate the birth of Jesus.

It seems the ACLU really has a problem when it comes to Nativity scenes.
Schools are often the target of anti-Christmas/Christian beliefs.
In 2003 a Massachusetts school district suspended high school students solely for passing out candy canes with religious messages.

Doesn't it seem hypocritical that the organization which claims to be fighting for our civil rights is actually engaging in censorship?
There has been some victories this year.

Mega-retailer Wal-Mart has announced it will be using the word “Christmas” in its marketing efforts this year.
Macy’s, Target, Sears, Kohl’s and TJX Companies — which owns T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, A.J. Wright, and Bob’s Stores — are once again recognizing “Christmas” as part of the “holidays.”

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