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Islam, a Religion of Peace®? Some links...
various FR links | 01-06-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

Posted on 01/06/2004 7:32:40 AM PST by backhoe

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 Clash of Whats? (Exposing Islam)--I’m in awe of people like Canada’s Irshad Manji, the “Muslim refusenik”, who had the courage in her book The Trouble with Islam to directly confront the horrors done in Allah’s name -- in, as she put it, “Pick a country, any Muslim country.”
 
FBI probes SUV incident that injured 6 (Muslim Love Alert)
 
Moderate Muslims (islam's incompatibility with freedom)
 
Religious Terrorism Strikes Chapel Hill
 
http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

Boston Mosque Lawsuit Developments

The Islamic Society of Boston has suddenly offered a stay in their suit against critics of their terrorist-linked mosque project: Islamic group offers stay in defamation suit. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)

 Aide’s role in mosque deal eyedlink: 37 comments "The lawsuit should go forward. The discovery process would be invaluable in exposing the terrorist infiltration of Boston and the nation. Further,aggressively defending the suit the would be an act which communicates defiance to the tactics used by groups such as the ones in the lawsuit, CAIR et. al."

http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/

Freedom From Responsibility

(moved to top with update) Warning, warning- offensive cartoon.

Via reader Michael Stuber;

An offering by the University of Saskatchewan publication, the Sheaf, which chose not to publish the Jyllands-Posten cartoons out of respect for Islam.

Read this too, from former Sheaf news editor Jeremy Warren.

Related - Too many Christians, not enough lions? (link fixed)

Lost Budgie weighs in   Comments (129)

Welcome to Ask-Imam.com, the online fatwa resource!

Police plan attempted murder charges in UNC hit-and-run case (Update on Islamic terror at UNC)--Six students, all of whom had to take the "Understanding Islam" course, got a 2nd lesson. under the wheels of an SUV.


651 posted on 03/04/2006 10:24:20 AM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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Live Thread: FBI News Conference on NC Hit-and-Run Attack--From WRAL-TV:

FBI Joins Investigation Of UNC Hit-And-Run
Man Charged With Incident May Have Had Political Motive

652 posted on 03/04/2006 11:47:45 AM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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Zawahiri Threatening U.S. Attacks Because Of Cartoons
 
UNC Grad Charged With Attempted Murder After Plowing Crowd
 
http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

Publish or Perish

Robert Tracinski makes an essential argument about the violent Islamist intimidation that poses an unprecedented threat to free speech: Publish or Perish: The Lessons of the Cartoon Jihad.

The central issue of the “cartoon jihad”—the Muslim riots and death threats against a Danish newspaper that printed 12 cartoons depicting Mohammed—is obvious. The issue is freedom of speech: whether our freedom to think, write, and draw is to be subjugated to the “religious sensitivities” of anyone who threatens us with force.

That is why it is necessary for every newspaper and magazine to re-publish those cartoons, as I will do in the next print issue of The Intellectual Activist. Click here.

This is not merely a symbolic expression of support; it is a practical countermeasure against censorship. link: 25 comments

...if you want to kill anyone who publishes those cartoons, or anyone who makes cartoons of Mohammed, then you’re going to have to kill us all.


Hmm, seems to be their plan anyway. But I agree that exposing the raging and seething at every opportunity will continue to open eyes in the West, perhaps before it's too late.

http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/

Toronto Supports Denmark

As Torontonians we are citizens of our nation’s largest and most multiethnic city. That people of so varied cultures can coexist not merely in tolerance, but in a spirit of mutual respect where all are free to practice their customs without imposition on others, is a testament to the strengths of free expression and secularism.

We cannot expect Canadian soldiers to risk their lives securing secularism and liberty abroad if we are unwilling to make a modest effort at home. We support Denmark in an attempt to honour these values.


A rally is planned for noon to 1:30pm, March 11, at the Danish Consulate, 151 Bloor St. Help spread the word.

Posted by Kate at 01:57 PM | Comments (11)
 

653 posted on 03/04/2006 4:55:33 PM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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The real war is a battle of ideas (reality agains't islam)
 
http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

Cartoon Jihad Goes All the Way to the Top

Al Qaeda’s number two honcho, Ayman al-Zawahiri, calls for mass murder.

Yes, again. He described the cartoons as part of a U.S.-led “crusader” campaign. When will the left, the insane multiculturists, the apoligists for Islam, etc. wake up to realize that appeasement to these idiots doesn't work?

Yahoo & Reuters ignored Jews & homosexuals comments...Zawahiri Blasts West for Bowing to Jews & Homosexuals

Al Qaeda’s Zawahri calls for strikes against Westlink: 74 comments

Self-Imposed Blasphemy Laws at OSU

Oregon State University is the latest staging area for the cartoon jihad, this time in response to a student’s column titled “The Islamic Double Standard.”  link: 65 comments  " The dhimmification of America continues. Militant multiculturalism = annihilation. "

Dear God, what the hell is happening here?!

Free speech is dying before my eyes, and the people who are killing it are liberals.

OUTLAW ISALM, BEFORE ISLAM OUTLAWS YOU...
 
Here's a brave woman...
 
A Muslim Leader in Brooklyn, Reconciling 2 Worlds
The Barbarians at the Gates of Paris
 
Islam's March Against the West
 

Black Muslims: A Fifth Column Inside The United States?
 

Jihad Against Oil. Al Qaeda and Dems objective in common — sabotaging oil available to America.
 
Mark Steyn: History swings both ways - Islamists and Brokeback--Got that? If a Muslim says that Islam is opposed to homosexuality, he can be investigated for homophobia; but if a gay says that Islam is opposed to homosexuality, he can be investigated for Islamophobia.
 

How we duped the West, by Iran's nuclear negotiator
 

Islamic group offers stay in defamation suit

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A snapshot of middle class India--Folks - the Bush visit to India really brought out the difference between hindus and muslims. While hindus warmly applauded Bush , and see him as their best friend for the way he has taken on Islamic terrorists , muslims hate him for the same reason. Hindus love Bush because we think Bush is a friend of India. Muslims have extra-territorial loyalties , and so they hate Bush because he destroyed the Taliban , Saddam and Al Qaeda.
 

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Bush, and the bushmen--"They were a motley crew. A melange of Marxists, Islamists and well-meaning loonies of activist genre and if they should ever be in a position to create the world of their dreams it would be a totalitarian, Marxist, Islamist theocracy. How scary is that?"

656 posted on 03/05/2006 4:13:51 AM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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Islam to rule the world soon-Iranian president
 
Iran negotiator announces: We duped West on nukes
 
Iran Threatens to Start Uranium Enrichment
 
Free Speech on the Run in the West
 
Kadima's expulsion plan unmasked Olmert says Road Map dead, Israel must retreat
 
An awakening. Shocking footage of Cartoon Protests in London
 
Mark Steyn: 'Long war' is breaking down into tedium

657 posted on 03/05/2006 6:54:43 AM PST by backhoe
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#198 aussiemagpie  3/5/2006 06:47AM PST
 

For those interested in our Cronulla riots

This article really shows the incompetence of the local council who were warned well before of what was going on

And also the police hierarchy who actually reduced the police force at Cronulla

Cronulla riots - why they shouldn't have happened

 

ÈTV documentary angers Muslims


 

658 posted on 03/05/2006 7:06:33 AM PST by backhoe ("Say I'm Violent? I will *KILL* you!)
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http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

Iran's Nuclear Negotiator: How We Duped the West

The Islamic terror masters of Iran simply can’t help revealing their intentions, especially when an opportunity to gloat presents itself: How we duped the West, by Iran’s nuclear negotiator. (Hat tip: LGF readers.) link: 29 comments

Ties Between Hamas and Al Qaeda Should Surprise No One

At the San Francisco Chronicle of all places, an article by Dore Gold on the ideological ties between Al Qaeda and Hamas. link: 16 comments

Steven Emerson’s World

Israpundit reproduces an Australian article that profiles one of the most serious (and effective) enemies of radical Islam: Steven Emerson’s World. link: 21 comments

 
Our own 9/11? --

Three articles on the topic today.

America Readies for the Worst

Weapon of Mass Hysteria

 
Here is Islam!
http://www.shoebat.com/media/palestinian_tv.wmv
 
The Prophet of Doom
 
What Islam says about killing non-Muslims?
 
The Saudi Role in the Cartoon Protests
 
UNC Attacker Sought Revenge (Religious Revenge, not Terrorism)
 
Israeli Special Forces are operating in Iran. They are trying to find Iranian nuclear facilities for possible US airstrikes.
 
9/11, Able Danger, Moussaoui, ample warning but no one gave a damn!

659 posted on 03/05/2006 11:16:04 AM PST by backhoe
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http://cjunk.blogspot.com/
Celestial Junk predicts that the next great international confrontation will be in IRAN.

Canadian troops will be in the thick of it this time because of the proximity of our troops in Afghanistan to IRAN.

The confrontation will take place over things like THIS and THIS and THIS and will be led by people like this piece of SHIT and this piece of CRAP. But taking out these fellas won't do, they are like Kleenex box thugs; you pull one out, and another pops up to take his place.

660 posted on 03/05/2006 11:52:51 AM PST by backhoe
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Despite pressure, Hamas leader says Israel has 'no right to exist'
 
http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

Islam, a Religion of Peace®...

Hate Denmark, Crush America, Love Prophet

Nothing like calling for the death and destruction of people you disagree with to refute the notion that you are violent.

Note: The Cartoon Jihad links have been updated here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1590087/posts?page=152#152

Ottawa Muslim Students Gather At University Of Ottawa (Canada's Capital)

Iran's key nuclear sites [w/ pics and explanation]

661 posted on 03/05/2006 5:03:48 PM PST by backhoe
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http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/

Islam, Islam Uber Alles

In case anyone still has any illusions about the intent of radical Islamists, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made it clear when meeting with government officials on his state visit to Malaysia. The Russian news agency Itar-Tass reports his remarks: “The world will be in the hands of Islam over the next few years.”  Comments (2)

 
Defeating Defeatism - The End of the Phony War
 
 Terrorist: Israel behind world's violence
 
http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

A Message to Britain

The British welfare state, funding its own destruction: Hate-filled Muslim returns. (Hat tip: Kilgore Trout.)  Hate-filled Muslim returns

I think Canada still has the topper with the Khadr family.

Canada not only took the pro-Taliban family back, but they are on the dole with free medical care for the son who was shot by coalition forces while he was fighting for the Taliban.  ...and back home in the good ol' USA, two recent RoP displays by British-Guyanese Muslims in Fla.
Police: Teen Burned Alive Over Pregnancy
Man Arrested For Pulling Gun On Car Dealership Employee    link: 48 comments

Man in US attack sought to avenge Muslims: official

There Is No Clash of Civilizations but a Clash between the Mentalities...


663 posted on 03/06/2006 2:31:20 AM PST by backhoe
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Islamist Nukes: The French Connection
 
Blind Eye to Terror-- Hayat confessed that he had attended terror training in Pakistan, the video of which jurors saw last week...Adding further intrigue to the case is the high-profile status of the defendant’s grandfather, Qari Saeed ur Rehman.  The former minister of religion in Pakistan, Rehman is the founder and still the head of the Jamia Islamia madrassa, an Islamic school believed to be deeply radical.
 
Where the Taleban Train (Quetta, Pakistan)
http://www.dawn.com/2006/03/06/top1.htm
 
Al-Qaeda plans to kill Israelis in Jordan
 
Appeasement and the West
 
Always darkest before the dawn

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http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

UNC Attacker Will Use Trial to Proselytize

The Muslim psychology graduate who allegedly drove an SUV into a crowd of students at UNC-Chapel Hill appeared in court today and said he intends to use his trial to tell people about Allah: UNC attacker appears in court. Mohammad said he tried to rent the largest SUV he could, in order to kill as many people as possible. It’s a good thing Hertz doesn’t rent 747s.

Students To Protest UNC’s Reluctance To Label Pit Incident Terrorism.   link: 71 comments

Palestinian Car Swarm Watch

Israelis Blow Up Car Carrying Militants.

Starting countdown to car swarm...

And right on cue—a swarm of Palestinians dipping their hands in the blood.

 Reuters story and photos.
 link: 102 comments
 
Radical Islam in Trinidad
 
OK...NOW They're Asking For It...!!! -- So, this appears to be more than just the student newspaper issue. Rightly or wrongly, the more this kind of thing happens, the more the average American will turn away and shy away from these Muslim immigrants, which in turn, will alienate more of them.
They are digging a hole. Best to consider stop digging.
 
Cheney daughter leads ‘cold war’ on mullahs
 
Killing by Beheading is Islamic!
 
Thinking Like an Arab
 
Iran said to step up plans for Shahab missiles
 
Iran promises harsh response to foreign attack (Killing Fields)
 
Taliban's Newest Training Camp: Yale
 
The Rage Game, Putting On The brakes
 
Fighting the Ideological War (islam, the real war!)

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http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

Czech TV Documentary Enrages Muslims  ( seethe-o-meter alert! )

A television documentary has enraged Muslims in the Czech Republic by taking a hidden camera into a mosque and filming the real opinions of the local Muslim community: “I have to say with 100 percent certainty that by using hidden camera I have learned things that I would never have learned otherwise,” he says. “The result was alarming, and if not for the hidden camera, I would have never had any of this footage.”

 CTV documentary angers Muslims. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)  link: 121 comments

They should be outraged at what is being said in the mosques, not at the fact that it was exposed.

Re: Steve Emerson's video? ( 1994 Frontline  )

link to video

Snippet of synopsis:

Hidden cameras inside *American* mosques reveal Islamic militants raising funds for Hamas, baying for the blood of Jews. Even something so innocent as a summer camp for boys is turned into terror training by these apostles of jihad. (Catch the little arab boy hissing "Butcher the Jews!" during that segment.)

http://wizbangblog.com/
 

Muhammed Teheri-azar and the Will of Allah

Muhammad Taheri-azar had his first day in court this morning where he stated he wants to spread the will of Allah.

Athena at Terrorism Unveiled has done her own investigating and found quite a bit of background information on this guy that the media isn't revealing: ...Taheri-azar was from a wealthy family, a frequent marijuana smoker and "most always high" and that he drank heavily as well. So much for being religiously pious.

Mohammed Taheri-azar Runs Over Carolina Students for Allah
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Palestinian Car Swarm Watch
 
http://newsisyphus.blogspot.com/

War Looms, It Really, Really Does

I've written before that a war with Iran is not only likely in our near future, it is highly likely.
Over at Atlas Shrugs, there is a one-on-one interview with Amb. John Bolton, our representative at the United Nations. Bolton is so open and honest about where we are heading, it's both refreshing and shocking.
 
‘Palestine could become rallying point of oppressed people’

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From the "these people are nucking futz" department:
http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

Saudi Cleric: "To Defend the Honor of a Female Camel"

Jaw, say hello to floor.

An interview with Saudi cleric Sheik Muhsen Al-’Awaji, aired on Ein TV on February 26, 2006, courtesy of MEMRI TV. "But since this was done for the honor of a female camel, do not rebuke someone who would do anything to defend our beloved Prophet Muhammad."


 link: 388 comments

You Cannot Put Back a Decapitated Head after It Decomposes'...

" The whole problem is that most of them think like this, and the media ignores it out political correctness...the Cartoon War is really just Part XVII of the 1400-year global jihad."

Humiliation and Honor In Arab Societies
Miriam Lewin

 What Arab Civilization?

Wafa Sultan Reprise

So many people have been emailing about the MEMRI TV video clip of Arab American psychologist Wafa Sultan (without realizing LGF was one of the first to feature it) that I think we should have a reprise—because there’s something wonderful about seeing a smart, fearless woman totally owning a bearded Islamofascist.

Courtesy of MEMRI TV.


 link: 97 comments

Attacks on Arab-American Psychologist Wafa Sultan: Islamist Sheikh on Al-Jazeera Calls Her Heretic; Syrian Sermon Calls Her Infidel

 And for anyone not familiar with it, http://MemriTV.org has tons of incredible video to offer. Why it isn't being shown on television all around the world, is a question the civilized world will be asking for the rest of all time.

 this EXCELLENT rant  "We have entered the Cartoon Wars. This is a propaganda war in which fascist Islam is proclaiming that whatever they don't like, or find offensive, is punishable by death. We are currently at war with two particularly virulent forms of Islam that believe in total world domination through murder and violence. We are at war with fascist Islam. And every time we allow ourselves to be censored or to change what is ordinary and mundane out of fear of offending Muslims, we are surrendering to their way of life -- which is a way of life that is barbaric, hateful, and violent. "

http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/

Iran Gives US A Casus Belli, If We Want It

ABC News reports tonight that Iran has shipped improved explosive devices capable of defeating the  armor employed by US soldiers to the insurgents in Iraq.  From my One more score to settle with Iran post:  Comments (40)

A Queer Taste for Muslim Rioters

THE RADICAL POLITICS OF ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM

Communists and Islamists Unite?

3 Jews Are Attacked in a Paris Suburb--attacked late Friday by  Arab youths... ( da "yutes" again... )

Soft Europe - Is the Continent willing to fight for anything, besides a welfare check? - by Leon de Winter, Dutch novelist

Mr. de Winter’s conclusion....

Thanks to European illusions about soft power, the free world has two options left on Iran: disaster or catastrophe. America and Israel will bleed for Europe's lack of conviction.

667 posted on 03/07/2006 4:40:49 AM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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Great post.

Thank you.


668 posted on 03/07/2006 4:50:57 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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bookmk ping [again]

... thanks backhoe


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To: Dad yer funny; ZULU

Thank you both for looking. I'm ringing the alarm bell as loudly as I can.


670 posted on 03/07/2006 5:09:27 AM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT ISLAM-- Momentous Al-Jazeera Moment (SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE)
 
Symposium: To Rape an Unveiled Woman
 
Teacher beheaded by militants
 
Cheney: Iran Will Not Be Allowed to Have a Nuclear Weapon
 
Iran Tests Europe Busting Missile-(shishkabob 4)

 
 

The Satanic Precedents

Agora has translated an interesting piece by Danish writer Helle Merete Brix, looking back at the Muslim world’s rage over Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses: The Satanic Precedent of the Muhammed Cartoons.

How is it that 12 cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammed published in a Danish newspaper can lead to a fatwa, threats from Al-Qaeda, diplomatic crisis, massive boycott of Danish goods and flag burnings in the West Bank? How can 12 cartoons get the Moslem World to jump on Jyllands-Posten and the Danish Prime Minister? To understand the dramatic developments of the Muhammed cartoons issue, it may be enlightening to recollect the case of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses.

UPDATE at 3/7/06 11:04:14 am:

Here’s a petition you can sign to support the Manifesto against Islamic totalitarianismlink: 132 comments

No Leads in 7/7 Bombings

Eight months after the London train bombings, British police have a lot of information but no suspects—because the Muslim community in Britain is covering up for the plotters: Who Guided London’s Attackers? (Hat tip: Allah.)  link: 210 comments

RoP Strikes in India

One of the Hindus’ holiest places of worship in India was attacked today: Triple blasts in Varanasi, 12 killed

#45 fed-up  3/7/2006 07:47AM PST
 

I just talked about this with one of my staff members who is Indian and was just there a couple of months ago. According to her, the significance of this cannot be underplayed, and it is likely to cause the whole region to explode. Should be quite interesting to see what happens over the next couple of days.

 link: 102 comments

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1568490/posts?page=4046#4046  ....Please note that this is the same area where there were arrests by the FBI in 2003 & 2004 for suspicious activity by Middle Eastern Men. The following articles are from 2003 & 2004. This area is south of Philadelphia, along the Delaware River, where the single hulled Greek oil tanker had the major spill two years ago.

 
The Myth of Mecca --Published soon after 9-11 but apparently never posted here this article summarizes scholarship that raises questions about the very foundation of Islam
Death Cults of War, Unlike any other
June 20, 2003, By Arnold Beichman
http://www.nationalreview.com/
 
 
 
 

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THE RADICAL POLITICS OF ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM. The New Threat
 
Hamas Launches Web Site Encouraging Kids to Become 'Martyrs'--The Palestinian Authority's ruling Hamas terror group has launched a web site for children, preaching the moral desirability of being a suicide terrorist through cartoons and children's stories.

 
South America's Terror Connection
 
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=21502
Symposium: To Rape an Unveiled Woman--

A Muslim rape epidemic in sweeping over Europe -- and over many other nations host to immigrants from the Islamic world. The direct connection between the rapes and Islam is irrefutable, as Muslims are significantly overrepresented among convicted rapists and rape suspects. The Muslim perpetrators themselves boast that there crime is justified since their victims were, among other things, not properly veiled.--That symposium is actually worth a thread. One of the things the MSM refuses to print is that many of these women are tortured and sexually humiliated prior to and during the rapes that often last for hours. The police often refuse to investigate because in Australia for instance, the police themselves are threatened with the rape of females in their own family. Because no will round up the suspects, they are further emboldened. Send this article to a prosecutor in Detroit or New Jersey and they will arrest you for dissemination of hate literature.

Suicide Killers, explores the psychology of suicide bombers.

 
How U.S. Tax Dollars Fund Hamas--
 
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
 
 Islam gets slammed
 
 Dutch writer on soft Europe vs. hard Iran
 
Another ROP beheading in Thalland.
Man beheaded in southern Thailand
 
http://www.powerlineblog.com/
Bombings In India: Sounds Like the Usual Suspects

Just in case you missed it:

This little girl was one of many who were injured:

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I can't improve on Glenn Reynolds' assessment:

Me, I question the Islamists' strategy of making everybody else in the world hate them simultaneously, especially when they don't have much power beyond what they're already exercising.

I also think it's worth noting that those who claim that the Islamists hate us because of our policy toward Israel, etc., never seem to mention that they also hate the Hindus. What, exactly, did they do?

CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment

NC Jihadi planned mass murder attack for two years:

#151 quark2  3/7/2006 09:21PM PST
 

I watched a really informative program on Military channel today about the boomers. We have 17 of them, and 8 are out on patrol at all times.
The missiles they carry can hit 14 different locals at the same time. One missile could destroy all of central America and make it unliveable for 150 years.
These subs are completely independent when fully stocked with food. They don't have to refuel but every 24 years I believe reported during the program.
It made me realize we as the general public do not know even one tenth of one percent of what
the government and military are doing.

Uh-oh!

Iran has enough uranium gas to produce 10 bombs - IAEA

Shahab 6

The Shahab-6 is expected to have a range of 5,470-5,500 and 5,632-6,200 kilometers with a 1,000-750-500 kilogram warhead. This range capability will depend on the number of stages used in the launch vehicle and their performance. December 1996 news reports claimed that Iran is developing a 3,500-mile (5,632 kilometers) range missile called Shahab-6 that would be capable of reaching Europe.
 

Tehran to...

Paris: 2624 miles (4223 km) (2280 nautical miles)

London: 2739 miles (4408 km) (2380 nautical miles)

Moscow: 1529 miles (2461 km) (1329 nautical miles)

Beijing: 3482 miles (5603 km) (3026 nautical miles)

Tokyo: 4766 miles (7671 km) (4142 nautical miles)

Mason City, Iowa: 6565 miles (10565 km) (5705 nautical miles)

Sydney: 8019 miles (12905 km) (6968 nautical miles)

Jerusalem: 974 miles (1568 km) (847 nautical miles)

Tel Aviv: 988miles (1590 km) (858 nautical miles)

Honolulu, Hawaii 8064 miles (12979 km) (7008 nautical miles)


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"littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=19056_Islamic_Terror_Gang_Goes_to_South_America (February 2, 2006)
 
FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com: "HAMAS MOVES INTO SOUTH AMERICA" by Lt. Col. Gordon Cucullu (February 10, 2006)
 
SEATTLE TIMES.com: "BELLEVUE FIRM TIED TO PRO-HAMAS WEB SITE" by Peter Lewis (April 23, 2005)

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Iran Threatens U.S. With 'Harm and Pain
 
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

Iran Threatens US With 'Harm and Pain'

Iran fears the blind, toothless United Nations so much that today an Iranian delegation threatened the United States in a meeting of the IAEA.  link: 137 comments

Hamas For Kids

The headline for this story of death cult child abuse is inaccurate; in fact, the Hamas children’s web site the article describes has been in operation for at least a year: Hamas Launches Web Site Encouraging Kids to Become ‘Martyrs’.

It's been around since October 2002.

Here's the first version.

(Hat tip: LGF readers.)  link: 40 comments

And their propaganda arm in America?  CAIR of course. CAIR: Exposed here;

http://counterterror.typepad.com/the_counterterrorism_blog/

Exposing CAIR as "Islamists Fooling the Establishment"

Daniel Pipes and Sharon Chadha have a new expose of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on the Middle East Forum site today, titled "CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment." The article is an excellent profile of CAIR's very shady side, which includes former employees and board members with terrorist ties, its lack of credibility with many patriotic Muslim Americans, and its successful manipulation into a "mainstream" group in the mainstream press.

http://windsofchange.net/ read it all.

 
Hours after Varanasi blasts, LeT ultra shot dead in Lucknow (Indian holy city bombing update)
 
Muslim Vote Tips the Balance in Netherlands
 
Electronic Terrorism [Don't underestimating how smart some terrorists can be]

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SIGN UP TODAY TO BECOME A SUICIDE BOMBER!
 
Hate spread at mosque gates
 
http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/

Iranians Unhappy About Nuclear Standoff

The Washington Post runs an interesting story about the unease felt by many Iranians about their government's increasingly confrontational stance with the world regarding its pursuit of nuclear technology. Iranian civilians question the wisdom of inflaming world opinion against them and potentially working their way into economic sanctions that will only make their lives even more difficult:  Comments (35)

http://www.powerlineblog.com/

On Sunday I noted the three-part New York Times series on the Brooklyn imam and observed the descent into dhimmitude visible in the first installment of the series. Today in the New York Post Eric Fettman points a finger at the dog that doesn't bark in the whole sorry series: "Forgetting terror." See also Daniel Freedman's "For Ari Halberstam" (subscribers only) in today's New York Sun. (Thanks to reader Robert Bove.)

Tony Blankley's weekly column is the necessary companion to Fettman's column: "Media won't report radical Islamic events."

Me and Terrorist 007: Tracking a terrorist through cyberspace (Interesting Read)


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Reading Up on Islam (Stocking Up on Intellectual Ammunition vs. the Islamofascists. GREAT List!)
 
Negative Perception Of Islam Increasing
 
Fifth Illinois Hate Crimes Panelist Resigns (Stench of RoP Keeps Driving People *Away*...)
 
Hate sites for Palestinian children - for 3 1/2 years!
 
MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 1108 : "NEW FOOTAGE OF IRAN NUCLEAR FACILITIES ON HIZBULLAH AL-MANAR TV" (March 8, 2006)
 
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

Iran Backed Taliban in 2001

Iran has been at war with us all along. Weekly Standard reports;Afghani opposition sources reported in early 2002 that the Iranians helped Taliban and al Qaeda members escape approaching U.S. forces through the Herat province. For example, Time Magazine reported it here

Dirtiest Deal: Mosque and State

Regular Atlas readers have been following the Islamic Society of Boston's connections to Al qaeda and MOSQUE AND STATE

In today's Boston Herald opinion piece  "It’s time to air BRA deal"  Continue reading "Dirtiest Deal: Mosque and State" » 

Hate Mail and Threats

I get a great deal of hate mail and threats as you can well imagine. Can anyone out there track down this IP address for me? I want to report "Karl"  to the authorities for threatening me. Oh yeah, and btw "Karl" I am expert shot.........and I carry.

Dear Pamela:

A new comment has been submitted to your weblog "Atlas Shrugs," on the post "Cartoon Jihad: Ayn Rand Institute Fights for Free Speech."   Comments (6)


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Muslim Brotherhood MPs: “Islam Encourages Terrorism and Jihad”
 
A Muslim Mother Should Raise Her Children for Jihad
 
http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/
 

Negative Perceptions Of Islam Are Increasing

The Washington Post reports that Negative Perceptions Of Islam Are Increasing. (Hat tip: Ed Mahmoud.)

The Post seems to think it’s entirely because of prejudice and “demonization,” and not at all because of beheadings, violence, terrorism, insane conspiracy theories, antisemitism, death threats, and other minor matters. Get a load ... link: 5 comments |

CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment

Daniel Pipes and Sharon Chadha have an excellent in-depth look at radical Islamic front group CAIR, an article that should be required reading for any journalist tempted to blandly describe the Council on American Islamic Relations as a “civil rights organization:” CAIR: Islamists Fooling the Establishment.

Read the whole thing...    link: 52 comments

UCLA to Unveil Dreaded Cartoons

An objectivist organization at UCLA is planning an event at which they will display the dreaded cartoons of blasphemy, this Friday at 7 pm on the UCLA campus: Unveiling the Danish Cartoons: A Discussion of Free Speech and World Response.

Predictably, the Muslim Student Association has steam coming out of their ears: Group to unveil cartoonslink: 248 comments |

#27 Obi-wan  3/9/2006 09:23AM PST
 

I will keep saying this until it sinks in:


There is no god named allah.
Mohammad was a pedophile.
Where allah goes, blood flows.


Islam is not a religion; it is a cult of hate and of blood and of death. Islam is a cancer upon the earth which needs to be surgically removed from humanity.

New Fallaci Book Released

TigerHawk has a lengthy excerpt from Oriana Fallaci’s new book, The Force of Reason. (My copy is on the way from Amazon.)  The prequel to this was The Rage and The Pride which sold over 1.5M copies in Europe   link: 57 comments

Top Jail Imam in Hate Tirade

The head of Islamic chaplains in the New York City Department of Corrections has been caught on tape at a conference of Islamic leaders, spewing hatred for America and infidels: Top Jail Imam in Hate Tirade. (Hat tip SoCalJustice.)  link: 76 comments

http://fallbackbelmont.blogspot.com/

The Cult

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported an item of news unlikely to get much attention in the American and European press: the expansion of "deprogramming" techniques, which have already proved successful in Indonesia, Pakistan and the UK to terrorist malefactors caught in Australia. The idea of treating the Jihad like a mental disease or lunatic cult may sound like an innovative approach. But in war, probably more than any other profession save one, the new is very, very old. An old but fascinating document describing the approaches developed by Colonel Edward Landsdale to suppress a Communist insurgency in the Philippines on a shoestring budget will remind the reader how dirty and cunningly fought the Long War was.Facing them were a bunch of American and Filipino officers who built what in later years was nostalgically referred to as the Army of MacArthur and Magsaysay; men who slept on canvas cots and made up tactics and weapons as they went along. The Terry-and-the-Pirates atmosphere is illustrated by the way they cooked up their own napalm.   83 comments   The historically inclined may be interested in perusing Asymmetrical warfare, 1906

29 Years Ago Today (9 March 1977): Muslims Take Hostages in Washington, DC

Single, Mindless in Australia

Conventional Missile System to Provide Diverse, Rapid Capabilities


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I am so impassioned by it because we are working against a clock, a scary clock. And we have got to get the word to as many people s possible as fast as we can. The world is at war, pretending it to be anything else will be fatal.
 
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

CAIR & ACLU: Marriage Made in Hell

The Left and Radical Islam come out of the closet here at Stop the ACLU;

CAIR and the ACLU have cooperated on a number of issues at the national level to defile America like defending people with admitted terror ties, destroying National Security, and a number of other anti-American activities.

It really isn't a suprising move for the ACLU to accept a member to the board from an organization with known terror ties. Its not like its the first time.

This morning on The Brian Lehrer Show he interviewed General Georges Sada, whose English is not great.  Lehrer was typically noxious but Sada was insistent that the WMD are there and under water in some flooded bunkers.  You can listen here and make of it what you will.

http://ibloga.blogspot.com/

"The Whole Facade Of Free Speech Is A Bluff"

Islam, as it is taught by those who adhere to its radical element (which unfortunately, is very sizable), is an anti-freedom philosophy and a form of mental slavery. If you don't believe me, look at the title of this post, and read this article about the reaction of the Muslim Student Association at UCLA, when another student group decides to display the Mohammed cartoons as part of a discussion on free speech:
 
http://jihadwatch.org/

Madrid bombing probe finds no al-Qaida link

Another blow for those who think our struggle is against a group called Al-Qaeda, and that if we neutralize Al-Qaeda, everything will be all right. Europe -- and America in the years to come -- will have to get used to the concept of home-grown mujahedin. From AP, with thanks to Nicolei:

http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/

Madrid Bombings Not Al-Qaeda Operation

The Spanish investigation into the March 11 bombings in Madrid has concluded that the planners and perpetrators were home-grown Islamists and not connected to al-Qaeda, This isn't good news for Spain or the wider war on terror. The British had already discovered that their own citizens could find themselves so full of radical rage that they would bomb their own country despite its tolerance towards Islam.  Comments (11)

And now the Europeans are facing the fact that their refusal to go to war has resulted in the war coming to them.

Jailhouse Jihadists

Expert to Congress: Iran ‘Wants Us Dominated or Dead'--That's a concise description of Islam too. They want you dominated or dead. If we foolishly elect a Hillary, or some other appeasment candidate in 2008, we can count on that regional to World War before the end of the decade.

Iran is only months from bomb technology, says Britain --Details first reported here Followed by details posted here at FR and at The Iranian Project

Note: The Cartoon Jihad links have been updated here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1592784/posts?page=8#8

General Semantics and Holocaust Denial (PDF. File)

Ya'alon: Israel Can Hit Iran Nuke sStes--Old, but of interest:

The Samson Option-- what is known about Israel's Nuclear Weapons?

U.S. Air Force: Israel has 400 nukes, building naval force

 


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Islam's Coming Crusade-Islamic leaders demonize the West to stir the Muslim masses.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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PA TV Sermon: Subjugate Christians, Exterminate Jews!
 
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

Self-Censorship at the Telegraph?

The Telegraph has apparently removed a story about shari’a law from their web site: This story has been removed for legal reasons.

UPDATE at 3/10/06 11:36:27 am: Poll reveals 40pc of Muslims want sharia law in UK

Here’s the article they removed: ENGLAND: The day is coming when British Muslims form a state within a state.   link: 66 comments 

I found this anti-Sharia column in the Guardian! of all places.

Sharia law? Don't even think about it.

#72 quark2  3/10/2006 11:48AM PST
 

@64 lazarus

Britain under shar'ia won't be either green nor pleasant. The first things to go will be the major historic buildings, museums and parks.
And of course the way the economy is driven will be drastically changed. The banks will be closed, women will no longer hold the jobs they have today. Britain will tumble into a deep economic depression with over half of her society no longer able to work.
The whole thing will come falling down around their ankles.
Fools.

Danish Muslims Demand Apology, Laws Changed

Muslim clerics in Denmark are demanding an apology from the Danish government: Clerics demand cartoon apology. (Hat tip: Gabriela.)

And they’re also demanding that Danish and European laws be changed to criminalize everything that offends them. link: 106 comments

#82 kepiblanc  3/10/2006 11:04AM PST
 

Don't worry y'all. I just saw those morons on national TV here in Denmark. The way they acted is damn sure to further increase our disgust for Islam. Every time they appear on TV the polls show that our PM is even more supported (currently 80%). All their threats and demands just make me turn my Dandy chewing gum (Danish product) and laugh....

We will not surrender. Any questions ?

A very interesting article that gives an insight on the islamic invasion of Europe and the way some europeans have decided to get organized and protect their nations... http://www.english-france-echos.blogspot.com/

Dutch Terrorists Convicted

Nine of the Islamic terrorists in the infamous “Hofstad group,” who plotted to murder filmmaker Theo Van Gogh and others, have been convicted in the Netherlandslink: 25 comments

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

Terror Training Camps/Recruitment In US Prisons

The recruiting for radical Islam has been going on in the prisons for years, years and is well documented. This is bigger than New York, bigger than the US, this is a global movement. This  is very much a part of the larger Global War on Radical Islamofascism.  More here  Here's a  website devoted to this very thing here. The Free Republic here; Cal Thomas wrote this here; And Jihadwatch wrote this back in January 2004 

So why the shock, SHOCK! at the latest remarks made by the head of Islamic chaplains in the New York City Department of Corrections as reported by The New York Post here yesterday?

Bomb explodes at a Hindu temple on an Indonesian Island


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Purported "Al-Qaeda Undercover Soldier, U.S.A": Last Warning to American People (MEMRI)

"Purported ‘Al-Qaeda Undercover Soldier, U.S.A’: Last Warning to American People – Two Operations Will Occur; Your Homeland Security Agency Must Surrender; States Far Away From Washington, D.C. Such as Arizona Will Be Hit; We Await Orders From Our Commander Osama Bin Laden; America Will Be Brought to its Knees"

http://www.memri.org/jihad.html

http://memri.org/bin/articles.cgi?Page=subjects&Area=jihad&ID=SP111206

Global Jihad and WMD: Between Martyrdom and Mass Destruction

 FBI warns of terror threat at sporting events

Straw: Israel's nukes will be dealt with after Iran (British Foreign Minister attacks Israel)--Jack Straw is an idiot.

http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

EU Ministers Considering Arab Demands

Mainstream media may have gotten tired of the subject, but fallout from the Danish cartoon jihad is continuing as the European Union now “considers” whether to submit to Muslim demands for blasphemy laws: EU-Ministers “considering” Arab demands.Agora has updated with a transcript of an interview with EU Foreign Commissioner Benita Ferroro Waldner:  link: 325 comments

This is not breaking news or anything, but I just stumbled on this site:

BBC (Spanish-language version) hosts drawings by Palestinian kids who attended UN-sponsored schools.

And they're dripping with the expected vile anti-Semitic themes that are obviously being pumped into these kids' heads:

Jewish snake surrounding Dome of the Rock

Brave Pal kid throwing rocks at evil Jews with their airplanes.

Etc.

Funded by the UN. Which is funded by you.

If Europe doesn't stand up now, they will be forced to kneel later.

Fight, you morons!

Reversion seminar at University of Central Florida...
University of Central Florida Slated To Become Cultural Jihad Hub

Daniel Pipe's lists President Bush's naming the enemy very well.

This article is from August '04.

http://ibloga.blogspot.com/

Koran Prosecuted As Hate Speech In Germany

Well, it looks like some Germans have the same kind of idea. In Germany, the Koran is being prosecuted as hate speech anti-thetical to the Constitution:


Koran under legal attack in Germany:

...my article, Islam: The enemy of democracy and freedom! which appears on FaithFreedom.org.

...a final warning to the American people, on behalf of "Rakan Ben Williams" who defines himself as "Al-Qaeda under cover soldier, USA [sic]."

Excerpted

http://memri.org/bin/latestnews.cgi?ID=SD111206

"The Hamas-Russia Connection"

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=21560

TERRORISM SUMMARY
From Cindy | 03/10/2006 7:48:53 PM EST new

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1593657/posts?page=178#178

To: tmp02; Oorang; drymans wife; MamaDearest; nwctwx; Domestic Church; Rushmore Rocks; Labyrinthos; ...
Terrorism Summary 02/24/06
Wow, TM has had 1.7+ million views. Current threat situation indicates Italy and Australia with a HIGH threat potential. Activity in the Taliban strongholds along the Afghanistan / Pakistan border are on the upswing.
Let me know if you want on or off the Ping list.

03/10/06 Current National Homeland Defense threat level is YELLOW

1. Attack threat windows - America
03/10/06 Primary Window: No significant primary attack windows are apparent. However, 03/04/06 al-Zawahri video leave open a 30 day window. Other rumors reported talk about a big operation. However, this talk currently seems to be focused upon Iraq and further efforts by AQ to create a Iraqi civil war.

03/10/06 Secondary windows: None currently identified.

2. Attack Indicators - America
03/10/06 Purported "Al-Qaeda Undercover Soldier, U.S.A": Last Warning to American People - Two Operations Will Occur; Your Homeland Security Agency Must Surrender; States Far Away From Washington, D.C. Such as Arizona Will Be Hit; We Await Orders From Our Commander Osama Bin Laden; America Will Be Brought to its Knees
On March 10, 2006, the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) posted, on the Islamic websites, a final warning to the American people, on behalf of "Rakan Ben Williams" who defines himself as "Al-Qaeda under cover soldier, USA [sic]." Excerpted
http://memri.org/bin/latestnews.cgi?ID=SD111206
Godzilla note: ‘Ben Williams’ returns, but so far his threats have not panned out.

3. Current Terrorist Operations

AQ / OBL
03/04/06 A recording believed to be Al-Qaeda's deputy leader has urged Muslims to attack the West over the cartoon row. Ayman al-Zawahri called for strikes similar to attacks in recent years on New York, Washington, Madrid and London, according to an audio tape posted on the Internet.
The speaker on a the tape, who sounded like Zawahri also urged Muslims to boycott Denmark, Norway, France and Germany over cartoons deemed offensive to Prophet Muhammad, referring to cartoons first published in a Danish newspaper. - snip -
The tape said: "(Muslims have to) inflict losses on the crusader West, especially to its economic infrastructure with strikes that would make it bleed for years. "We have to prevent the crusader West from stealing the Muslims' oil which is being drained in the biggest robbery in history," he added.
The authenticity of the tape could not be independently verified, but it was posted on Web site that is frequently used by Islamist groups.
http://www.channel4.com/news/content/news-storypage.jsp?id=1850525

Godzilla note: Evaluating to see if another 30 day attack window is likely. Last message pair / attack window may have been interrupted and put on hold due to the Pakistiani attack targeting Zawahiri.

03/07/06 Excerpted - There are five primary themes in this new al-Zawahiri tape. The first is the development of a deeply anti-Western theory of the world based on current events, wherein there is a grand conspiracy to undermine the Islamic faith. Al-Zawahiri describes the publication of cartoons satirizing Prophet Muhammad as part of a crusader plot against the Muslims, saying that the publication is "an example of the hatred of the crusaders led by America."

A second theme is the oppression of the Palestinians. Al-Zawahiri voices his support for Hamas's refusal to recognize Israel, and urges them to "continue the armed struggle." He describes previous deals between the Palestinian Authority and Israel as "surrender accords," and lashes out at previous secular governments that ruled over the Palestinians.

In a third theme, al-Zawahiri urges Muslims to attack the West. He says that those attacks should hurt the West economically: "[Muslims have to] inflict losses on the crusader West, especially to its economic infrastructure with strikes that would make it bleed for years."

A fourth theme emerges naturally from that: the importance of oil. Al-Zawahiri describes the alleged theft of Muslim oil by Western countries as the "biggest robbery in history."-snip- al-Qaeda's interest in disrupting the oil supply; since then, al-Zawahiri expressly called for attacks on Gulf oil facilities in a December video.

And a fifth theme that Zawahiri puts forward is the need for Muslims to support Islamic terrorists financially. He says that al-Qaeda and similar groups are on the "front line" in defending Islam.

This al-Qaeda tape appears not to have been intended primarily for a Western audience, but instead for a Muslim one. As such, it provides insight into what the terrorist group believes will bolster its appeal in the Islamic world.
http://counterterror.typepad.com/the_counterterrorism_blog/2006/03/the_themes_of_a.html#more

Cartoon Intifada
“When hate speech is aimed at Jews, it’s OK,” said Gary Ratner, executive director of the local chapter of the American Jewish Congress. “But when they perceive hate speech aimed at Muslims, it’s not OK.”
http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=15540

Authorities in a number of Muslims countries have acted against newspapers for publishing the controversial Mohammed cartoons, but in Yemen a journalist may soon be fighting for his life after prosecutors demanded his execution.

Note: The Cartoon Jihad links have been updated here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1592784/posts?page=8#8

Southern ASIA Region

Australia - Commonwealth games alert
03/05/06 An urgent anti-terror operation has been launched in Melbourne only 10 days before the Commonwealth Games begin. Senior intelligence sources have told the Sunday Herald Sun that agents are watching known associates of suspects identified during the anti-terrorist sting, Operation Pendennis, which culminated in the arrest of 19 men in Melbourne and Sydney in December. They have also focused on radical Islamic convert Gregory Middap, also known as Helmut Kirsch.
Kirsch has a history of violence and was a member of the right-wing National Action group before converting to Islam. ASIO has raided his North Melbourne hostel, which looks after homeless people, and released prisoners on at least one occasion, in 2003 after Kirsch visited Afghanistan. And security services are monitoring Preston-based fundamentalist group Hizb ut-Tahrir. At the same time, suspected terror cells are being investigated in Canberra and Perth. Excerpted
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,18355472-421,00.html

03/10/06 ASIO (Australian Security Intelligence Organisation) believes a terrorist attack remains 'feasible' at next week's Games and experts are warning that Melbourne may not be the only target. With thousands of security personnel, including members of the Australian Defence Force concentrated in Victoria, terrorists may see an opportunity to strike in other locations, exactly the same scenario that characterised last year's horrific London bombings.
http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2006/s1587340.htm

East ASIA Region

03/06/06 The White House on Thursday announced the capture of a top ally of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Asia, Riduan bin Isomuddin, also known as Hambali. The 36-year-old Islamic scholar, a chief of the radical group Jamaah Islamiyah, is wanted in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines in connection with a series of bomb attacks. -snip -
A senior administration official called Hambali "one of the world's most lethal terrorists," saying his group, Jemaah Islamiyah, was linked to last year's deadly bombing in Bali and church bomb attacks in the Philippines.
http://www.thejakartapost.com/detaillatestnews.asp?fileid=20030815021739&irec=0

Phillipines
03/10/06 Conditions are stabilizing following a military alert over a potential coup attempt.

Middle East / SW Asia

India
03/07/06 At least 12 people have been killed after triple blasts rocked parts of Varanasi on Tuesday evening. -snip- The Home Ministry has confirmed the blasts occurred at Sankat Mochan Temple and the railway station in the cantonment area. The third blast reportedly took place on the Shiv Ganga Express.
http://www.ndtv.com/topstories/showtopstory.asp?category=National&slug=Triple%20blasts%20in%20Varanasi,%2012%20killed&id=18914

Pakistan
03/06/06 Security forces regained control of government buildings and installations after a fierce artillery duel with local Taliban in Miramshah on Sunday, officials said. However, there were reports of sporadic clashes continuing in the area. The officials said that troops had expelled Taliban elements from the government buildings after a nightlong battle in which Cobra helicopter gunships were also used.
http://www.dawn.com/2006/03/06/top2.htm
Godzilla note: Miramshah (Miram Shah) is located in the northern portion of Waziristan just south of the border with Afghanistan. If the Taliban are bringing out the artillery, they may be looking at dominating the area further, possibly to stage attacks into Afghanistan. A map is at the following URL
http://www.khyber.org/images/maps/waziristan.gif

03/06/06 Hundreds of people lugging bags and bundles of clothes fled a remote town after pro-Taliban tribesmen and foreign militants battled security forces in northwestern Pakistan, leaving at least 53 people dead in the worst clashes in the lawless region in two years. The unrest came amid mounting anger over military attacks against al-Qaida (website - news) and Taliban remnants, who have been sheltered by heavily armed tribes that have long resisted the government's control.
http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0306/308109.html

Godzilla Note: Combat between Pakistani and Talban allied tribes in this border region has been very intense this week. I expect things to heat up more as winter turns to summer, permitting more extensive military operations. Good thing is that having Taliban forces tied up here keeps them from harassing Afghanistani forces.

Iran
03/08/06 The United States has alleged that Iran has enough uranium gas to make 10 nuclear weapons and has called for new inspections in the Islamic Republic, a diplomat in Vienna told AFP Wednesday. -snip-
Schlulte said Iran had 85 tons of the uranium hexafluoride (UF6) gas and said this was enough to make 10 atom bombs, the diplomat reported.
http://www.drudgereport.com/flash5.htm

Godzilla note: The diplomatic dance continues, however, the rational for a strike by US / allied forces grows with Iranian explosives found being used in attacks (see Iraq below) and other actions. Iranian rhetoric continues to be high. There are indications that NATO elements are in initial preparation mode to support any attack.

Afghanistan
03/09/06 Nearly two dozen former insurgents recently came down from throughout the surrounding mountains of this war-torn region of Kunar Province in eastern Afghanistan to lay down their arms and reconcile with the democratically elected Afghan government. The fighters were a mixture of the Anti-Coalition Militia and included former Taliban with probable ties to al Qaeda, noted 1st Lt. James Campbell, Camp Blessing officer-incharge, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment.
http://www.mcbh.usmc.mil/news/Mar3A6.pdf

Iraq
03/10/06 Godzilla summary: Tensions have decreased since the bombing of the Shia shrine a couple of weeks ago. The open civil war that Al-Zarqawi was attempting to start fizzled out (much to the loss of the MSM) as both sunni and shia imans put the breaks on people’s passions. This has awakened the Sunni supporters of Al-Zarqawi and AQ up to the fact that a civil war would result in their slaughter since Saddam no longer can protect them (and Al-Zarqawi apparently doesn’t care that it would occur) and US, Allied and Iraqi troops are protecting them. This has resulted in an increase in the number and quality of tips given to authorities and greater numbers of terrorists being captured or killed. Tensions are still razor edged and another significant provication could launch a more substantial period of unrest and potential limited civil war.

03/06/06 U.S. military and intelligence officials tell ABC News that they have caught shipments of deadly new bombs at the Iran-Iraq border. They are a very nasty piece of business, capable of penetrating U.S. troops' strongest armor. What the United States says links them to Iran are tell-tale manufacturing signatures - certain types of machine-shop welds and material indicating they are built by the same bomb factory. "The signature is the same because they are exactly the same in production," says explosives expert Kevin Barry. "So it's the same make and model."
http://abcnews.go.com/International/IraqCoverage/story?id=1692347&page=1

03/03/06 The Multi-National Force (MNF) on Friday announced it is investigating reports on Abu Mosab Al-Zarqawi's arrest nearby Fallujah. An MNF officer did not confirm or deny the arrest, noting that the US forces are still investigating the reports.
http://www.kuna.net.kw/home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=834851

Godzilla note: Good thing they are checking closely. They had Zarqawi once before but released him. However, I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Israel
03/07/06 Israel's defense minister warned Tuesday that Hamas leaders, including the incoming Palestinian prime minister, will not be immune from pinpointed Israeli killings if the Islamic militant group were to resume its attacks.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060307/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_palestinians

03/06/06 The IDF confirmed Monday evening that a missile fired by the IAF had hit the car of an Islamic Jihad operative in Gaza. Security officials said that the target of the attack was Munir Abu Suker, a senior Islamic Jihad commander involved in bomb attacks against security forces and in the firing of Kassam rockets at Israeli civilian targets. He was also involved in smuggling weapons and operatives back and forth between Gaza and Sinai in order to facilitate their crossing into Israel to launch terror attacks.
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1139395547741&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull

03/06/06 Officials said military and police commanders have concluded that Palestinian insurgents based in the Gaza Strip seek to destroy the Rutenberg power station south of Ashkelon. The commanders said insurgency groups such as Islamic Jihad and Fatah have been firing Kassam-class, short-range missiles supplied by Hamas to knock out the second largest electricity generator in the country. Excerpted
http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/06/front2453801.111111111.html

Jordan
03/06/06 Intelligence reports reveal terror group nearing Israel's borders, planning to abduct, murder Israelis in Jordan. According to documents, Al-Qaeda planning mega attack near Jordan-Israel border. -snip-
Another warning received in Israel refers to a plan of al-Qaeda's Iraqi branch to carry out a mega terror attack at the industrial factories in Irbid, Jordan, located on the border with Israel. Numerous Israeli factories operate in the Irbid area, employing thousands of Jordanian nationals. -snip -
Jordanian security forces have apprehended during the weekend a Zarqawi terror cell sent to the country in order to blow up a hotel, a power plant and a shopping center. Four suspects were arrested in the raid. Defense officials in Israel have also expressed concern over signs of al-Qaeda nearing Israel and the Palestinian Authority's borders. Security sources reported that reliable intelligence information received by Israel revealed that al-Qaeda activists have succeeded in infiltrating the Gaza strip and that they were establishing local cells there. In addition, warnings that the group may infiltrate the West bank are also imminent.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3224354,00.html

Godzilla note: That AQ is trying to establish a foothold in the hell-hole that the Palistianians have created is understandable. But I don’t think they have quite the presence suggested here. Furthermore, I think the Iraqi branch of AQ may be overextending themselves to launch a ‘mega attack’ when they are having significant difficulties in Iraq itself. Hamas and AQ are also not on the best operational terms, but would not do anything to interfer unless it interupted their plans and ambitions.

Africa

Yemen
03/06/06 Three more of the 23 suspected members of al-Qaeda who escaped from A Yemeni jail in February have been recaptured, according to a Yemen government official quoted in a Reuters report. Another three fugitives had turned themselves in last month. The group of 23 tunneled out of a high security jail south of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. Among them were 13 men convicted of the 2000 suicide attack on the USS Cole aircraft carrier, in which 17 American sailors were killed. Excerpted
Godzilla note: The Cole was not an aircraft carrier.
http://www.adnki.com/index_2Level_English.php?cat=Security&loid=8.0.272393448&par=0

Europe

Great Britain
03/06/06 ANTI-TERRORIST police are believed to have smashed a radical Muslim cell operating in West Yorkshire - home of the July 7 suicide bombers. Details emerged today of arrests by the Metropolitan Police Anti Terrorist Squad at a university halls of residence in Bradford. -snip-
Scotland Yard said in a statement today: "The arrests are in connection with an investigation separate from the continuing inquiries into the events in London during July 2005."
http://www.leedstoday.net/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=39&ArticleID=1375943

Italy - High Threat Window due to April National Elections
03/10/06 Monitoring

Spain
03/10/06 "On Thursday, March 11, 2004, 10 rucksacks packed with explosives detonated in and around Madrid, causing the death of 191 people and injuring 1,800 more.
http://www.jamestown.org/terrorism/news/article.php?articleid=2369921

Godzilla note: This was the most influential terror attack since 9/11 and caused the backbone of the Spaniards to turn to jello. Now they are saddled with a radically socialist government that is trying to send what is left of the country down the drain. America could follow the same path if our leaders aren’t careful and the leftists in our country have their way.

03/09/06 Two bombs exploded near highways in northern Spain on Thursday after a warning that five devices had been planted by Basque separatists ETA, who have stepped up their violent campaign for independence in recent weeks. Authorities said the explosions were quite small and there were no reports of injuries. Another warning came in the early afternoon that a sixth bomb had been planted in the coastal city of San Sebastian. Police cordoned off the area...
http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006-03-09T153418Z_01_L09431856_RTRUKOC_0_US-SPAIN-BOMBS.xml&archived=False

Western Hemisphere

United States

03/03/06 Update on SUV at UNC ChapelHill . SNIPPET: Eyewitnesses say the Jeep ran into a group of people and then drove away after hitting the students. A-B-C News is reporting the motive for the attack was "retribution for the treatment of muslims around the world."
http://rdu.news14.com/content/school_news/?AC=&ArID=81296&SecID=136

"The FBI joined the case because Taheri-azar, a native of Iran, "allegedly made statements that he acted to avenge the American treatment of Muslims. The ongoing investigation will work to confirm this," said Special Agent Richard Kolko, an FBI spokesman in Washington."
http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/news/local/14012438.htm
Godzilla note: This guy is a wimp and a failure. While his intentions were terroristic in thought, there are no apparent links to global jihad and most likely this guy is a loner deserving of a long time behind bars.

03/03/06 An animal rights group and six of its members were convicted of terrorism and Internet stalking yesterday by a federal jury that found them guilty of using their Web site to incite attacks on those who did business with or worked for a British company that runs an animal testing laboratory in New Jersey.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/03/nyregion/03animals.html?pagewanted=print

03/04/06 The Los Angeles division of the FBI says it pursued a report by a married couple who believe they met wanted al-Qaida terrorists at a California restaurant, but investigators found it to be a case of mistaken identity.
http://wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=49113
Godzilla note: A lot of conflicting stories involved here and I haven’t sorted them all out yet.

4. Attack method.
03/10/06 Between "iconic" targets (9/11) and "people" targets (subways, trains, ferries, nightclubs), expect Al Qaeda to focus on the latter. Some disagreement as to whether the next attack in the U.S., specifically, will also be against a "people" target or whether they will try to hit another "iconic" target here. Some rumors indicate that in the United States, synagogues and other Jewish institutions are said to be high on the list of targets for the next Al Qaeda attack, possibly involving chemical or other nonconventional weapons.

03/10/06 With college basketball championships underway around the country, the FBI has warned stadium operators of a possible suicide bomb attack at sporting events. In a directive issued today, obtained by ABC News, the FBI says a posting on an extremist message board "advocated suicide attacks against sporting events as a cost-effective means of killing thousands of Americans."
The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security say they cannot confirm the credibility of the threat or whether the message is affiliated with al Qaeda. -snip-
According to the FBI bulletin, the author of the posting recommended using "three to five blond or black American Muslim suicide bombers." The FBI says the author suggested homemade explosives be hidden under their winter clothing. The posting recommended, according to the FBI, that one suicide bomber detonate inside the stadium and the others detonate at exit gates as spectators were fleeing. -snip-
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=nation_world&id=3981760

Godzilla note: Valid threat or not, the tactics would be very effective. Think again about the ‘suicide’ death of the football bomber.

5. Significant meetings canceled:
03/10/06 No new cancellations.

6. Security has been heightened in specific cities
03/10/06 Air marshals are expanding operations to mass transit sites along the east coast. Some mass transit operations are heightening security levels due to anniversary of the Spanish bombings.

7. Military operations.
02/24/06 Summer naval exercises in the Pacific involving as many as 4 carrier groups.

8. Dept of Homeland Security. / State Department
03/03/06 PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
This information is current as of today, Fri Mar 03 2006 16:04:56 GMT-0800.
Uganda
March 03, 2006

This Public Announcement is being re-issued to remind Americans of ongoing security concerns associated with Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) attacks in northern Uganda and the potential for more LRA attacks in the future, and to advise against travel to northern Uganda. This Public Announcement replaces the Uganda Public Announcement of November 14, 2005 and expires on May 16, 2006.
The Department of State advises U.S. citizens against travel to northern Uganda following a series of LRA road ambushes and other attacks in northern Uganda and southern Sudan that have killed both foreign nationals and Ugandan citizens. A November 2005 attack in Murchison Falls National Park, a popular tourist destination in Uganda, resulted in at least six deaths. Most of these attacks occurred during daylight hours, and some occurred in areas that were previously believed to be secure. Many aid organizations working in the area have adopted more stringent security measures as a result of these increased LRA attacks. -snip -
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_2746.html

9. Suspicious Domestic Incidents Not Currently Linked to Specific Terrorism Attempts
03/08/06 Police arrested two men Wednesday in connection with a string of rural church fires that plagued Alabama in early February. Ben Moseley 19, and Russell Debusk were taken into custody early Wednesday, officials said, and charged with conspiracy and individual counts in the arsons at five Bibb County churches and four in west Alabama. A third suspect is still being sought. UPDATE has been caught
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,187183,00.html

Godzilla note: Well, these weren’t closet cartoon jihadi’s. Additional reports that one of the individuals has links to some variety of satanism/occult following.

177 posted on 03/10/2006 4:34:59 PM PST by Godzilla (Cartoons don't kill people, terrorists do.)
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Terrorism Summary 03/10/06
Wow, TM has had 1.7+ million views. Current threat situation indicates Italy and Australia with a HIGH threat potential. Activity in the Taliban strongholds along the Afghanistan / Pakistan border are on the upswing.
Let me know if you want on or off the Ping list.

03/10/06 Current National Homeland Defense threat level is YELLOW

1. Attack threat windows - America
03/10/06 Primary Window: No significant primary attack windows are apparent. However, 03/04/06 al-Zawahri video leave open a 30 day window. Other rumors reported talk about a big operation. However, this talk currently seems to be focused upon Iraq and further efforts by AQ to create a Iraqi civil war.

03/10/06 Secondary windows: None currently identified.

2. Attack Indicators - America
03/10/06 Purported "Al-Qaeda Undercover Soldier, U.S.A": Last Warning to American People - Two Operations Will Occur; Your Homeland Security Agency Must Surrender; States Far Away From Washington, D.C. Such as Arizona Will Be Hit; We Await Orders From Our Commander Osama Bin Laden; America Will Be Brought to its Knees
On March 10, 2006, the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) posted, on the Islamic websites, a final warning to the American people, on behalf of "Rakan Ben Williams" who defines himself as "Al-Qaeda under cover soldier, USA [sic]." Excerpted
http://memri.org/bin/latestnews.cgi?ID=SD111206
Godzilla note: ‘Ben Williams’ returns, but so far his threats have not panned out.

3. Current Terrorist Operations

AQ / OBL
03/04/06 A recording believed to be Al-Qaeda's deputy leader has urged Muslims to attack the West over the cartoon row. Ayman al-Zawahri called for strikes similar to attacks in recent years on New York, Washington, Madrid and London, according to an audio tape posted on the Internet.
The speaker on a the tape, who sounded like Zawahri also urged Muslims to boycott Denmark, Norway, France and Germany over cartoons deemed offensive to Prophet Muhammad, referring to cartoons first published in a Danish newspaper. - snip -
The tape said: "(Muslims have to) inflict losses on the crusader West, especially to its economic infrastructure with strikes that would make it bleed for years. "We have to prevent the crusader West from stealing the Muslims' oil which is being drained in the biggest robbery in history," he added.
The authenticity of the tape could not be independently verified, but it was posted on Web site that is frequently used by Islamist groups.
http://www.channel4.com/news/content/news-storypage.jsp?id=1850525

Godzilla note: Evaluating to see if another 30 day attack window is likely. Last message pair / attack window may have been interrupted and put on hold due to the Pakistiani attack targeting Zawahiri.

03/07/06 Excerpted - There are five primary themes in this new al-Zawahiri tape. The first is the development of a deeply anti-Western theory of the world based on current events, wherein there is a grand conspiracy to undermine the Islamic faith. Al-Zawahiri describes the publication of cartoons satirizing Prophet Muhammad as part of a crusader plot against the Muslims, saying that the publication is "an example of the hatred of the crusaders led by America."

A second theme is the oppression of the Palestinians. Al-Zawahiri voices his support for Hamas's refusal to recognize Israel, and urges them to "continue the armed struggle." He describes previous deals between the Palestinian Authority and Israel as "surrender accords," and lashes out at previous secular governments that ruled over the Palestinians.

In a third theme, al-Zawahiri urges Muslims to attack the West. He says that those attacks should hurt the West economically: "[Muslims have to] inflict losses on the crusader West, especially to its economic infrastructure with strikes that would make it bleed for years."

A fourth theme emerges naturally from that: the importance of oil. Al-Zawahiri describes the alleged theft of Muslim oil by Western countries as the "biggest robbery in history."-snip- al-Qaeda's interest in disrupting the oil supply; since then, al-Zawahiri expressly called for attacks on Gulf oil facilities in a December video.

And a fifth theme that Zawahiri puts forward is the need for Muslims to support Islamic terrorists financially. He says that al-Qaeda and similar groups are on the "front line" in defending Islam.

This al-Qaeda tape appears not to have been intended primarily for a Western audience, but instead for a Muslim one. As such, it provides insight into what the terrorist group believes will bolster its appeal in the Islamic world.
http://counterterror.typepad.com/the_counterterrorism_blog/2006/03/the_themes_of_a.html#more

Cartoon Intifada
“When hate speech is aimed at Jews, it’s OK,” said Gary Ratner, executive director of the local chapter of the American Jewish Congress. “But when they perceive hate speech aimed at Muslims, it’s not OK.”
http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=15540

Authorities in a number of Muslims countries have acted against newspapers for publishing the controversial Mohammed cartoons, but in Yemen a journalist may soon be fighting for his life after prosecutors demanded his execution.

Note: The Cartoon Jihad links have been updated here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1592784/posts?page=8#8

Southern ASIA Region

Australia - Commonwealth games alert
03/05/06 An urgent anti-terror operation has been launched in Melbourne only 10 days before the Commonwealth Games begin. Senior intelligence sources have told the Sunday Herald Sun that agents are watching known associates of suspects identified during the anti-terrorist sting, Operation Pendennis, which culminated in the arrest of 19 men in Melbourne and Sydney in December. They have also focused on radical Islamic convert Gregory Middap, also known as Helmut Kirsch.
Kirsch has a history of violence and was a member of the right-wing National Action group before converting to Islam. ASIO has raided his North Melbourne hostel, which looks after homeless people, and released prisoners on at least one occasion, in 2003 after Kirsch visited Afghanistan. And security services are monitoring Preston-based fundamentalist group Hizb ut-Tahrir. At the same time, suspected terror cells are being investigated in Canberra and Perth. Excerpted
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,18355472-421,00.html

03/10/06 ASIO (Australian Security Intelligence Organisation) believes a terrorist attack remains 'feasible' at next week's Games and experts are warning that Melbourne may not be the only target. With thousands of security personnel, including members of the Australian Defence Force concentrated in Victoria, terrorists may see an opportunity to strike in other locations, exactly the same scenario that characterised last year's horrific London bombings.
http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2006/s1587340.htm

East ASIA Region

03/06/06 The White House on Thursday announced the capture of a top ally of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Asia, Riduan bin Isomuddin, also known as Hambali. The 36-year-old Islamic scholar, a chief of the radical group Jamaah Islamiyah, is wanted in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines in connection with a series of bomb attacks. -snip -
A senior administration official called Hambali "one of the world's most lethal terrorists," saying his group, Jemaah Islamiyah, was linked to last year's deadly bombing in Bali and church bomb attacks in the Philippines.
http://www.thejakartapost.com/detaillatestnews.asp?fileid=20030815021739&irec=0

Phillipines
03/10/06 Conditions are stabilizing following a military alert over a potential coup attempt.

Middle East / SW Asia

India
03/07/06 At least 12 people have been killed after triple blasts rocked parts of Varanasi on Tuesday evening. -snip- The Home Ministry has confirmed the blasts occurred at Sankat Mochan Temple and the railway station in the cantonment area. The third blast reportedly took place on the Shiv Ganga Express.
http://www.ndtv.com/topstories/showtopstory.asp?category=National&slug=Triple%20blasts%20in%20Varanasi,%2012%20killed&id=18914

Pakistan
03/06/06 Security forces regained control of government buildings and installations after a fierce artillery duel with local Taliban in Miramshah on Sunday, officials said. However, there were reports of sporadic clashes continuing in the area. The officials said that troops had expelled Taliban elements from the government buildings after a nightlong battle in which Cobra helicopter gunships were also used.
http://www.dawn.com/2006/03/06/top2.htm
Godzilla note: Miramshah (Miram Shah) is located in the northern portion of Waziristan just south of the border with Afghanistan. If the Taliban are bringing out the artillery, they may be looking at dominating the area further, possibly to stage attacks into Afghanistan. A map is at the following URL
http://www.khyber.org/images/maps/waziristan.gif

03/06/06 Hundreds of people lugging bags and bundles of clothes fled a remote town after pro-Taliban tribesmen and foreign militants battled security forces in northwestern Pakistan, leaving at least 53 people dead in the worst clashes in the lawless region in two years. The unrest came amid mounting anger over military attacks against al-Qaida (website - news) and Taliban remnants, who have been sheltered by heavily armed tribes that have long resisted the government's control.
http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0306/308109.html

Godzilla Note: Combat between Pakistani and Talban allied tribes in this border region has been very intense this week. I expect things to heat up more as winter turns to summer, permitting more extensive military operations. Good thing is that having Taliban forces tied up here keeps them from harassing Afghanistani forces.

Iran
03/08/06 The United States has alleged that Iran has enough uranium gas to make 10 nuclear weapons and has called for new inspections in the Islamic Republic, a diplomat in Vienna told AFP Wednesday. -snip-
Schlulte said Iran had 85 tons of the uranium hexafluoride (UF6) gas and said this was enough to make 10 atom bombs, the diplomat reported.
http://www.drudgereport.com/flash5.htm

Godzilla note: The diplomatic dance continues, however, the rational for a strike by US / allied forces grows with Iranian explosives found being used in attacks (see Iraq below) and other actions. Iranian rhetoric continues to be high. There are indications that NATO elements are in initial preparation mode to support any attack.

Afghanistan
03/09/06 Nearly two dozen former insurgents recently came down from throughout the surrounding mountains of this war-torn region of Kunar Province in eastern Afghanistan to lay down their arms and reconcile with the democratically elected Afghan government. The fighters were a mixture of the Anti-Coalition Militia and included former Taliban with probable ties to al Qaeda, noted 1st Lt. James Campbell, Camp Blessing officer-incharge, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment.
http://www.mcbh.usmc.mil/news/Mar3A6.pdf

Iraq
03/10/06 Godzilla summary: Tensions have decreased since the bombing of the Shia shrine a couple of weeks ago. The open civil war that Al-Zarqawi was attempting to start fizzled out (much to the loss of the MSM) as both sunni and shia imans put the breaks on people’s passions. This has awakened the Sunni supporters of Al-Zarqawi and AQ up to the fact that a civil war would result in their slaughter since Saddam no longer can protect them (and Al-Zarqawi apparently doesn’t care that it would occur) and US, Allied and Iraqi troops are protecting them. This has resulted in an increase in the number and quality of tips given to authorities and greater numbers of terrorists being captured or killed. Tensions are still razor edged and another significant provication could launch a more substantial period of unrest and potential limited civil war.

03/06/06 U.S. military and intelligence officials tell ABC News that they have caught shipments of deadly new bombs at the Iran-Iraq border. They are a very nasty piece of business, capable of penetrating U.S. troops' strongest armor. What the United States says links them to Iran are tell-tale manufacturing signatures - certain types of machine-shop welds and material indicating they are built by the same bomb factory. "The signature is the same because they are exactly the same in production," says explosives expert Kevin Barry. "So it's the same make and model."
http://abcnews.go.com/International/IraqCoverage/story?id=1692347&page=1

03/03/06 The Multi-National Force (MNF) on Friday announced it is investigating reports on Abu Mosab Al-Zarqawi's arrest nearby Fallujah. An MNF officer did not confirm or deny the arrest, noting that the US forces are still investigating the reports.
http://www.kuna.net.kw/home/Story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=834851

Godzilla note: Good thing they are checking closely. They had Zarqawi once before but released him. However, I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Israel
03/07/06 Israel's defense minister warned Tuesday that Hamas leaders, including the incoming Palestinian prime minister, will not be immune from pinpointed Israeli killings if the Islamic militant group were to resume its attacks.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060307/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_palestinians

03/06/06 The IDF confirmed Monday evening that a missile fired by the IAF had hit the car of an Islamic Jihad operative in Gaza. Security officials said that the target of the attack was Munir Abu Suker, a senior Islamic Jihad commander involved in bomb attacks against security forces and in the firing of Kassam rockets at Israeli civilian targets. He was also involved in smuggling weapons and operatives back and forth between Gaza and Sinai in order to facilitate their crossing into Israel to launch terror attacks.
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1139395547741&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull

03/06/06 Officials said military and police commanders have concluded that Palestinian insurgents based in the Gaza Strip seek to destroy the Rutenberg power station south of Ashkelon. The commanders said insurgency groups such as Islamic Jihad and Fatah have been firing Kassam-class, short-range missiles supplied by Hamas to knock out the second largest electricity generator in the country. Excerpted
http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/06/front2453801.111111111.html

Jordan
03/06/06 Intelligence reports reveal terror group nearing Israel's borders, planning to abduct, murder Israelis in Jordan. According to documents, Al-Qaeda planning mega attack near Jordan-Israel border. -snip-
Another warning received in Israel refers to a plan of al-Qaeda's Iraqi branch to carry out a mega terror attack at the industrial factories in Irbid, Jordan, located on the border with Israel. Numerous Israeli factories operate in the Irbid area, employing thousands of Jordanian nationals. -snip -
Jordanian security forces have apprehended during the weekend a Zarqawi terror cell sent to the country in order to blow up a hotel, a power plant and a shopping center. Four suspects were arrested in the raid. Defense officials in Israel have also expressed concern over signs of al-Qaeda nearing Israel and the Palestinian Authority's borders. Security sources reported that reliable intelligence information received by Israel revealed that al-Qaeda activists have succeeded in infiltrating the Gaza strip and that they were establishing local cells there. In addition, warnings that the group may infiltrate the West bank are also imminent.
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3224354,00.html

Godzilla note: That AQ is trying to establish a foothold in the hell-hole that the Palistianians have created is understandable. But I don’t think they have quite the presence suggested here. Furthermore, I think the Iraqi branch of AQ may be overextending themselves to launch a ‘mega attack’ when they are having significant difficulties in Iraq itself. Hamas and AQ are also not on the best operational terms, but would not do anything to interfer unless it interupted their plans and ambitions.

Africa

Yemen
03/06/06 Three more of the 23 suspected members of al-Qaeda who escaped from A Yemeni jail in February have been recaptured, according to a Yemen government official quoted in a Reuters report. Another three fugitives had turned themselves in last month. The group of 23 tunneled out of a high security jail south of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. Among them were 13 men convicted of the 2000 suicide attack on the USS Cole aircraft carrier, in which 17 American sailors were killed. Excerpted
Godzilla note: The Cole was not an aircraft carrier.
http://www.adnki.com/index_2Level_English.php?cat=Security&loid=8.0.272393448&par=0

Europe

Great Britain
03/06/06 ANTI-TERRORIST police are believed to have smashed a radical Muslim cell operating in West Yorkshire - home of the July 7 suicide bombers. Details emerged today of arrests by the Metropolitan Police Anti Terrorist Squad at a university halls of residence in Bradford. -snip-
Scotland Yard said in a statement today: "The arrests are in connection with an investigation separate from the continuing inquiries into the events in London during July 2005."
http://www.leedstoday.net/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=39&ArticleID=1375943

Italy - High Threat Window due to April National Elections
03/10/06 Monitoring

Spain
03/10/06 "On Thursday, March 11, 2004, 10 rucksacks packed with explosives detonated in and around Madrid, causing the death of 191 people and injuring 1,800 more.
http://www.jamestown.org/terrorism/news/article.php?articleid=2369921

Godzilla note: This was the most influential terror attack since 9/11 and caused the backbone of the Spaniards to turn to jello. Now they are saddled with a radically socialist government that is trying to send what is left of the country down the drain. America could follow the same path if our leaders aren’t careful and the leftists in our country have their way.

03/09/06 Two bombs exploded near highways in northern Spain on Thursday after a warning that five devices had been planted by Basque separatists ETA, who have stepped up their violent campaign for independence in recent weeks. Authorities said the explosions were quite small and there were no reports of injuries. Another warning came in the early afternoon that a sixth bomb had been planted in the coastal city of San Sebastian. Police cordoned off the area...
http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2006-03-09T153418Z_01_L09431856_RTRUKOC_0_US-SPAIN-BOMBS.xml&archived=False

Western Hemisphere

United States

03/03/06 Update on SUV at UNC ChapelHill . SNIPPET: Eyewitnesses say the Jeep ran into a group of people and then drove away after hitting the students. A-B-C News is reporting the motive for the attack was "retribution for the treatment of muslims around the world."
http://rdu.news14.com/content/school_news/?AC=&ArID=81296&SecID=136

"The FBI joined the case because Taheri-azar, a native of Iran, "allegedly made statements that he acted to avenge the American treatment of Muslims. The ongoing investigation will work to confirm this," said Special Agent Richard Kolko, an FBI spokesman in Washington."
http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/news/local/14012438.htm
Godzilla note: This guy is a wimp and a failure. While his intentions were terroristic in thought, there are no apparent links to global jihad and most likely this guy is a loner deserving of a long time behind bars.

03/03/06 An animal rights group and six of its members were convicted of terrorism and Internet stalking yesterday by a federal jury that found them guilty of using their Web site to incite attacks on those who did business with or worked for a British company that runs an animal testing laboratory in New Jersey.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/03/nyregion/03animals.html?pagewanted=print

03/04/06 The Los Angeles division of the FBI says it pursued a report by a married couple who believe they met wanted al-Qaida terrorists at a California restaurant, but investigators found it to be a case of mistaken identity.
http://wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=49113
Godzilla note: A lot of conflicting stories involved here and I haven’t sorted them all out yet.

4. Attack method.
03/10/06 Between "iconic" targets (9/11) and "people" targets (subways, trains, ferries, nightclubs), expect Al Qaeda to focus on the latter. Some disagreement as to whether the next attack in the U.S., specifically, will also be against a "people" target or whether they will try to hit another "iconic" target here. Some rumors indicate that in the United States, synagogues and other Jewish institutions are said to be high on the list of targets for the next Al Qaeda attack, possibly involving chemical or other nonconventional weapons.

03/10/06 With college basketball championships underway around the country, the FBI has warned stadium operators of a possible suicide bomb attack at sporting events. In a directive issued today, obtained by ABC News, the FBI says a posting on an extremist message board "advocated suicide attacks against sporting events as a cost-effective means of killing thousands of Americans."
The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security say they cannot confirm the credibility of the threat or whether the message is affiliated with al Qaeda. -snip-
According to the FBI bulletin, the author of the posting recommended using "three to five blond or black American Muslim suicide bombers." The FBI says the author suggested homemade explosives be hidden under their winter clothing. The posting recommended, according to the FBI, that one suicide bomber detonate inside the stadium and the others detonate at exit gates as spectators were fleeing. -snip-
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=nation_world&id=3981760

Godzilla note: Valid threat or not, the tactics would be very effective. Think again about the ‘suicide’ death of the football bomber.

5. Significant meetings canceled:
03/10/06 No new cancellations.

6. Security has been heightened in specific cities
03/10/06 Air marshals are expanding operations to mass transit sites along the east coast. Some mass transit operations are heightening security levels due to anniversary of the Spanish bombings.

7. Military operations.
02/24/06 Summer naval exercises in the Pacific involving as many as 4 carrier groups.

8. Dept of Homeland Security. / State Department
03/03/06 PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
This information is current as of today, Fri Mar 03 2006 16:04:56 GMT-0800.
Uganda
March 03, 2006

This Public Announcement is being re-issued to remind Americans of ongoing security concerns associated with Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) attacks in northern Uganda and the potential for more LRA attacks in the future, and to advise against travel to northern Uganda. This Public Announcement replaces the Uganda Public Announcement of November 14, 2005 and expires on May 16, 2006.
The Department of State advises U.S. citizens against travel to northern Uganda following a series of LRA road ambushes and other attacks in northern Uganda and southern Sudan that have killed both foreign nationals and Ugandan citizens. A November 2005 attack in Murchison Falls National Park, a popular tourist destination in Uganda, resulted in at least six deaths. Most of these attacks occurred during daylight hours, and some occurred in areas that were previously believed to be secure. Many aid organizations working in the area have adopted more stringent security measures as a result of these increased LRA attacks. -snip -
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_2746.html

9. Suspicious Domestic Incidents Not Currently Linked to Specific Terrorism Attempts
03/08/06 Police arrested two men Wednesday in connection with a string of rural church fires that plagued Alabama in early February. Ben Moseley 19, and Russell Debusk were taken into custody early Wednesday, officials said, and charged with conspiracy and individual counts in the arsons at five Bibb County churches and four in west Alabama. A third suspect is still being sought. UPDATE has been caught
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,187183,00.html

Godzilla note: Well, these weren’t closet cartoon jihadi’s. Additional reports that one of the individuals has links to some variety of satanism/occult following.


681 posted on 03/10/2006 4:57:56 PM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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http://jihadwatch.org/

"Al-Qaeda Undercover Soldier, U.S.A." warns that America will be brought to its knees

Threats and Murder Update from MEMRI, with thanks to Suzie:  Comments (55) "I'm sick of all these death threats, why is it when Muslims make death threats it's OK, but when infidels make death threats its call hate and racism.  Old mo’s followers need to remember we are the only nation to nuke anyone in anger. True we need oil but it is also true it is easy to take it from the dead.  "

 
Purported "Al-Qaeda Undercover Soldier, U.S.A": Last Warning to American People - Two Operations Will Occur; Your Homeland Security Agency Must Surrender; States Far Away From Washington, D.C. Such as Arizona Will Be Hit; We Await Orders From Our Commander Osama Bin Laden; America Will Be Brought to its Knees
 
For Muslim Who Says Violence Destroys Islam, Violent Threats— Three weeks ago, Dr. Wafa Sultan was a largely unknown Syrian-American psychiatrist living outside Los Angeles, nursing a deep anger and despair about her fellow Muslims. Today, she is hailed as a heretic and infidel who deserves to die.
 
We could take out Iran N-sites: Israeli general
 
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

The United States of Islam

A disturbing vision of a possible future: The United States of Islam

The Islamic States of America? --Daniel Pipes

Has anybody read Prayers for the Assassin?

Setting is the year 2047 in the Islamic Republic of America.

Diplomacy, Hamas Style

Hamas is lurching through some pro forma diplomatic moves to try to make it seem like they’re a real government, and not just a bunch of terrorist thugs: Hamas gives vision for governing to Abbas.

GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas’s prime minister-designate Ismail Haniyeh said on Friday the militant Islamic group had set out its vision for running a Palestinian government to President Mahmoud Abbas.

But it was unclear what response Hamas had made to a formal accreditation letter Abbas gave Haniyeh last month, asking the group to abide by interim peace deals with Israel.

Abbas has asked Hamas to pursue his peace agenda...

...and that’s where I stopped reading.

06:52 PM PST | link: 63 comments

CAIR Supports Jail Imam's Hateful Views

Yesterday we noted the New York Post’s report on an anti-Government, anti-Semitic speech made by the chief Imam of New York City’s Department of Corrections, to a meeting of Islamic leaders. Today at The Counterterrorism Blog, Brian Hecht of Steven Emerson’s Investigative Project on Terrorism has a piece on the Council on American Islamic Relations’ support for the Imam’s hidden agenda: CAIR Supports Imam Jalil’s Hateful Views.

 CAIR has notoriously supported terrorists - afterall it's founders had ties to terrorism. Read The Fifth Column Report latest on one of CAIR's reactions or lack thereof to some recent events....publish this op-ed which appeared in a San Diego paper written by a former Superior Court Judge, member of the California Assembly, etc., Larry Stirling.

Titled, "The good news about the Muslim Cartoon riots", this op-ed delivers insights we could only wish appeared in the WaPo or NYT's: There are endless publications attempting to warn the American people that the Muslim religion is unlike any other religion or philosophy in the world (see: "The West's Last Chance" by Tony Blankley).

| link: 35 comments

UCLA Cartoon Event Tonight

Remember that tonight, this event is featured at UCLA in Dodd Hall room 147, at 7 pm: Unveiling the Danish Cartoons: A Discussion of Free Speech and World Response.

Maybe they’ll warm up the crowd with a Tom & Jerry cartoon...

Re the SF pro-Denmark rally today:

KesherTalk has some great photos of the gathering.  Michelle Malkin has a roundup of links from the San Francisco rally, and here are some photos I download from the blogs which covered it:

05:14 PM PST | link: 80 comments

http://fallbackbelmont.blogspot.com/

A voice divided

Austin Bay quotes Timothy Garton Ash with respect to what America doesn't do in the field of information warfare.

Commentary

The underlying reason why America is doing so poorly in the field of "information warfare" against the Jihad is that its traditional organs of articulation -- the academy, media, Hollywood -- are largely hostile to the War on Terror itself.  37 comments

http://cuanas.blogspot.com/

Blue
Scarf

Revolution


I like where Dag and his friends are going with this. The idea is for people to get together in public and talk about how to fight back against the Worldwide Islamic Jihad: We hope to do more 'outreach' work in the coming weeks by printing leaflets on issues of concern to women and homosexuals and Christians in relation to Islam.

Man beheaded in southern Thailand--Southern Muslims complain of discrimination and cut off heads to protest.

New Ansar al Sunnah Army Video: Terrorists in Schools

Malaysian Muslim Women 'Live Under Apartheid'

'US, Britain, Israel are axis of evil' (They are "triad of evil" says Muqtada al-Sadr)

682 posted on 03/11/2006 3:20:40 AM PST by backhoe (Just an old Cold Warrior, draggin' his BAR into the Sunset...)
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#337 Alone in NY  3/11/2006 06:10AM PST
 

Wafa Sultan has been threatened with death.

It is no shock to readers of LGF but it is now official. As this article makes clear, her interview on Al Jazeera has drawn the wrath of the Islamofacists. Some have said she is more of a threat to their dark ages world vision then even the Danish cartoons.

 
http://www.nicedoggie.net/2006/

Al-Ghardiyan Laments A Setback For Dhimmitude

Technorati ,

But don’t worry, Karen, nobody’s stopping you from donning that fetching burqah that you just bought on sale.

The Muslim view that the west has double standards has been entrenched, and reconciliation postponed

And the view among non-Dhimmis that muslims are a bunch of savage, howling monkeys who’ll use any excuse to burn, rape, pillage and murder has been proven true. So what’s your point? 4 Comments »

The British Rush To Dhimmitude

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(Thanks to LC & IB Robert Spencer21 Comments »

The Twelve Mohammed Cartoons, in Detail: One shocking thing about the Mohammed cartoon controversy is how tame many of the cartoons are — and therefore just how much the cartoons’ critics are demanding by arguing that the cartoons ought not be published, or even ought to be outlawed. Here’s the dirty dozen, with thanks to Wikipedia“…


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Terrorism: Madrid Train Bombers "Were Planning Further Attacks"
 
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/
 

Death Threats at Ummah.com

At British radical Islamic hate site Ummah.com, denizens advocate murdering the writers who signed the recent manifesto against Islamic totalitarianism.  link: 3 comments  "Wasn't there an incident in Denmark where Kurds who lost a soccer match threatend to rape Danish women & girls? islam is a religious form of rabies..."

RoP Calls for Another Author's Death

The author of a book about Islamic repression of women is the latest target of a death sentence from the Religion of Peace™: Call for Internet Publication of Sex, Sharia and Women in the History of Islam. (Hat tip: Paul.) link: 18 comments

Wafa Sultan in New York Times

Wafa Sultan is profiled in today’s New York Times: Muslim’s Blunt Criticism of Islam Draws Threats.

The Wafa Sultan video is here: lgf: Wafa Sultan Reprise.

She's a hero.

Of course, they got this scoop from reading blogs. :)

They would have ignored her completely if not for that coverage. Remember how in the '80s, people wore these black T-shirts with, in pink, the words SILENCE=DEATH?

Muhammad’s Dead Poets Society

At The American Thinker, James Arlandson has a harrowing look at the life of Mohammed, and what happened to those who failed to show him the proper submissive attitude: Muhammad’s Dead Poets Society.

Read the whole thing; this is only one of the stories recounted.

 
ENGLAND: The day is coming when British Muslims form a state within a state [Essay? What essay?]
 
Germany to outlaw the Qur'an? (interesting development)
 
Seethe & whine alert:
The New Nazism Taking Hold in the West
 

BOOKSTORE CENSORS [SF clerk calls Fallaci "Fascist"]

FALLACI! "The Truth Inspires Fear"

You gotta left the love the self appointed left wing police. They won't carry a book by one of the great courageous voices of 0our time.  Oriana Fallaci!  Fallaci, who has been screaming into the noxious void of Eurabia (along with Bat Ye'or), warning of the coming rage of  war by Radical Islamofascists and yet bookstores are attempting to silence her by not carrying her book. Bennish, that two bit tool,  goes back to teaching High Schoool on Monday, goes back  to influencing and swaying fine young minds with his ignorant commie diatribes but no Fallaci. Cathy Seipp in today's New York Post here.It's particularly repugnant that someone who fought against actual fascism in World War II should be deemed a fascist by a snotty San Francisco clerk. Unfamiliar with Fallaci? Well first off buy her book. I am reading it now. POWERFUL and I will be reviewing it in the coming days. Tigerhawk excerpts the first five pages here, read it all...Back on November 29th, I went to see Oriana Fallaci. I am rerunning the whole thing because what she said can not be repeated often enough. She as well as Bat Yeor and Wafa Sultan should be taught in the Public Schools. Oriana Fallaci - author of the powerful  Man and Letter to a Child Never Born has a fatwa calling for her death and  is being sued by the Muslim Union of Italy for her book The Force of Reason.  Consequently an Italian judge ordered her to stand trial in Bergamo on charges of "defaming Islam." From Prophet of Decline, WSJ

A Sermon for the West  Published: Friday, January 10, 2003

I Stand with Israel: I Stand with the Jews Published: Monday, December 02, 200

I was fortunate enough to sit with Richard Poe of FrontPageMag and his lovely wife, and to my left Susan, a quick witted down-to-earth lawyer (!) who writes sporadically for the NRO who was joined by her equally involved hub. Susan just sent me this excellent NRO piece on Fallaci, read it before continuing on.

And to add to my delight I had  the great fortune to spent some precious, delicious time with Phylis Chesler. I shall  interview her later this week on her new book, The Death of Feminism

Oriana Fallaci -  frail, tiny hit that podium running. She looked up at us and said "you are my comrade in arms. Our opponents are leftists. Conservative are too genteel. You are warriors and warriors can not get tired."

"The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage". In describing despotism, Fallaci said the despot ignores the body and attacks the soul. Because it is the soul the despot wants to put in chains. The despot wants to put the soul in shackles. "You are free not to think. Think as I do".

"The Truth Inspires Fear".

"Europe overflows with the witch hunts.... hits any one going against Islam. It overflows the with  New Inquisition. Trying to muzzle. Oh yes, like your Ward Churchills, your Noam Chomskys, your Louis Farrakhans and your Michael Moore's etc. TRAITORS! against which all antidotes seem to fail. Combined Neo nazi islamo fascism" [Atlas note: Fallaci spit these names out with such repulsion and utter contempt........riveting]

The Deaf remain the deaf, the blind remain the blind and both of them end up with ............brand of shame.

Islam has no sense of justice. The crime? The crime of opinion. A crime now disguised as re-education of Islam. Religious racism xenophobia.

Fallaci:"The real enemy is Islam and the most catastrophic threat is immigration not terror. It is immigration.

 

684 posted on 03/11/2006 12:45:29 PM PST by backhoe
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http://www.americanthinker.com/
Terror Meets Delusion: The Murder of Tom Fox
March 11th, 20060--After reading most of his blog entries, it seems to me that Fox’s tragic flaw, the one that ultimately got him killed, was that he did not really believe that some men are more evil than others.

The Other War
March 11th, 2006
Welcome Rush Listeners!
Here is the article from which Rush just read.
 
Europe's Islamist future is now
 
http://ibloga.blogspot.com/
We, the people who recognize that the goal of Islam is to establish the Kingdom of Allah on the earth by whatever means necessary, up to and including murder and mayhem if da'wa, taqiyya and kitman don't quite do the job, are being called, in effect, the enemy of the United States.
Binlade_nnuclear_1
 

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

World Media Enables Iran
 
... watch this snippet of the press conference Iran gave to the world press after being referred to the security council.

It is very telling. The devil is in the details.  It is verifiable proof of what side the media is on, even if it means they'll get their asses blown off too.

Far left, media included, news & entertainment, downplays Iran for many of the same reasons it minimizes the 'war on terror.' Three come readily to mind:(1) Acknowledging a foreign threat plays to Bush's strong suit, national defense, and puts Dems at disadvatange in elections and budgetary maneuvers in Congress. (2)The  left is willing for USA to take a hit on Bush's watch, in the hopes it will discredit Republicans and propel Dems into power.
 
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

Wafa Sultan Interviewed

From Israel National Radio, here’s Wafa Sultan on the Tovia Singer radio show. (Running time: 13:27.) The full show is 48 minutes long, so I’m including only the section with Sultan; follow the link above to hear the rest of the show.

Wafa's website:

http://www.annaqed.c...

"I would like to tell every woman in the Islamic world, you are the true leaders. Our people are going nowhere if you don't get in the driver's seat and drive our new generation safely to their destination."
 
http://fallbackbelmont.blogspot.com/

Two paths

It's interesting to compare the path that CPT member Tom Fox chose with Wafa Sultan's. Wafa Sultan is an Arab-American who argued vociferously against Islamic clerics on Al Jazeera, creating an international stir. Accoding to the New York Times summary of events:  48 comments

So, here it is one more time:

Mohammed Image Archive "Recent" page.

 
Islamic studies are the keyto understanding terrorism -
 
An unfair fight? The perils of asymmetrical warfare--What we need to do we can't do because of the Democrats desire to impeach Bush at the drop of a hat. They will do anything to regain power and in that pursuit they want the enemy to win so the can criticize Bush and the Republicans and they want to have a reason to try to impeach Bush even though it would never succeed. As always with them , the accusation is enough.
 
Islamist terrorists don't recognize "peace activists" (Tom Fox killed in Iraq)--I really think the left does not understand the enemy. They are so blinded by hatred of George Bush and US, they think they are back in the 60s or 70s.
 
http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/

Iranian Bloggers

Winston, the blogger behind The Spirit of Man, always has some interesting links.

He's got pictures up from the rally in support of Denmark that was held yesterday (you'll have to click to view as I have yet to figure out how to post pictures in WordPress and don't have time to tackle that tonight), and a later post linking the G&M's take on it (I dunno, doesn't that look like more than 100-150 people?) My favorite sign of the bunch? "All we are saying is give speech a chance."

He's also got posts regarding the International Womens Day demonstration in Iran, complete with video links. They're kind of grainy, but they go from a peaceful demonstration to people running away after some military-types show up.  Comments (2)

Iran Builds A Secret Underground Complex As Nuclear Tensions Rise

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1594890/posts

http://www.site-essential.com/

Note to Islamists: Found via the comments at the indispensible Rantings of a Sandmonkey. The author of that blog, btw, has quite a bit to say on the subject himself (just scroll).

no sharia! no sharia!
Just to be sure you get it.

685 posted on 03/12/2006 4:08:55 AM PST by backhoe
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http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/ 

Mark Steyn’s column is no longer available in Britain; according to the Guardian’s Lionel Shriver, Steyn has been dropped from both the Sunday Telegraph and the Spectator. (Hat tip: Tim Blair.)

And there’s very little doubt that it’s because of his clear-headed, uncompromising writing about Islam. Once again, the dead tree media is blissfully oblivious to the fact that they no longer have a monopoly on the dissemination of information. The more they try to censor, the more irrelevent they become.As each of these stories come to light, it makes it clearer that 1984 is coming to pass. Only thing is, liberals have been using 1984 and orwell to pigeonhole conservatives for years, but THEY are the ones going after "thoughtcrime" with a vengeance.

UPDATE at 3/12/06 8:23:20 am:

As a case in point, here’s Mark’s new column for the Sun-Times: Media shockingly ignorant of Muslims among us.   link: 62 comments

Al Qaeda and Google

Al Qaeda is using a service run by Google to spread propaganda and recruit killers for the global jihad—and Google (who censors search results for the Chinese government) won’t shut them down: Bin Laden Fan Clubs Go Onlinelink: 49 comments

 
A Clash of Civilizations
 
A Palestinian Authority Declaration of War
Hamas_shmucks In a document released to the press...
 
Protesters gather in support of free speech
 
Modern Aftermath of the Crusades (islam and the west)
 
Media shockingly ignorant of Muslims among us (Steyn)
 
http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/manifesto
After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new totalitarian global threat: Islamism.
 
Thailand: A New Destination for Professional Jihadists
 
Islam’s Coming Crusade
 
Denmark’s Intifada
 
One of the great services the blogosphere performs is debunking mainstream media revisionist history, keeping them honest as it were.  Tigerhawk has a dissection  here on an article in the Independent on "islamic inventiveness". He takes it down fact by fact,distortion by distortion, omission by omission;
 
http://oxblog.blogspot.com/2006/03/did-jimmy-carter-really-say-that-i_09.html
 DID JIMMY CARTER REALLY SAY THAT? I think TomPaine.com is a reputable web site. After all, it's on both the TAPPED and Instapundit blogrolls. So I guess if TomPaine's editor says that Jimmy Carter really wrote this op-ed for them, then it's real. Unfortunately, that means a fisking is in order.



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The strength of [Muslim] women
 
Islamic websites carry Al Qaeda's "Last Warning."
 
Jimmy Carter out of the anti-Zionist closet
 
Craven at the BBC (Islam treated with fawning reverence, Christianity with near-disdain)
 
 
"At home in our Islamic Republic" [Book says Jewish bombs turn Americans into Muslims]
 
Anarchy in the U.K. ['V for Vendetta thinks terrorist is a synonym for revolutionary']

687 posted on 03/12/2006 4:50:49 PM PST by backhoe
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The coming new wave of jihad
 
A Reckoning In Crawford Texas - (illegal immigration protest on Sat. May 6th, 2006)--The President is the one personally responsible for the actions resulting from his own behavior and decisions. He screwed up his immigration policy when he favored the wishes of the cheap-labor faction after the 9-11 attack.
The Islamic fanatics couldn't help but see the easy avenue into our country and had a ready network of established mosques here to hide and move them. They're here - don't lie to yourselves

Divide is too deep for immigration reform
 
 
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

We Got Mail!

This morning a creature using an Alaskan ISP happened across Little Green Footballs while searching Google for pictures of Yasser Arafat.

Must have been quite a shock.

He (somehow I’m confident it’s a “he”) loaded up on exclamation points and fired off the following email through our contact form, with the subject line, “Zionism is Nazism!!!!!!!” link: 322 comments

http://michellemalkin.com/

WHO IS RAKAN BEN WILLIAMS?

rakan.jpg

Lots of readers and bloggers are buzzing about a purported "Last Warning to American People" from an "al Qaeda undercover soldier" identified as "Rakan Ben Williams."

MEMRI has the translation and details, with this preface:the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) posted, on the Islamic websites, a final warning to the American people, on behalf of "Rakan Ben Williams" who defines himself as "Al-Qaeda under cover soldier, USA [sic]."

Here's an excerpt of the Society for Internet Research's analysis of a November 2005 terror threat from "Rakan Ben Williams:"

And here's more on the GIMF:

Bloggers are debating the authenticity of the latest threat, but all agree: It's a news story the MSM should be covering.

Blog/Internet coverage:

Vinnie at My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy
Jihad Watch
Ms. Underestimated
Right on the Right
Instapundit
World Net Daily
SITE Institute

http://ibloga.blogspot.com/

Another Manifesto By Pim's Ghost

 
... it seems these days that the old Nazi salute is as popular in the Muslim world as are Arabic translations of Mein Kampf....After 9/11 The History Channel promptly ended it's almost unending marathon of shows about the actual Nazis to bring us all programming about the NEW Nazis. If only more people had taken the hint. ...the wages of silence is the growing unhappiness of the Infidels:
 
http://jihadwatch.org/

Islamic websites carry al-Qaida's 'last warning'

Threat of 2 operations designed to bring Americans 'to your knees'
From WND:

 Comments (110)  "...begin a public dialogue on the subject of holding  the Kabba, Mecca and Medina hostage in an Islamic variation on the MAD doctrine..."
 
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

Just how dhimmified have the Brits become? Check out this chestnut;

The blog, An Unsealed Room, has the story of antisemetism run wild in a British Dance magazine  here and here  and here  My friend Stephanie, a freelance writer and blogger called me horrified yesterday after an unbelievable exchange with the management of Dance Europe, a magazine based in London.

Go read all about it, it's outrageous.

Isolated you say? It's at all levels in all spheres of public and private policy.

British FM: Israel and Iran Both Potential Threat

UPDATE: It gets worse, UK cited for 'obsessive' anti-Semitism hat tip Mara

 

**3/10, San Francisco: Rally to Support Denmark and Free Speech...AFTER ACTION REPORT by Syncro**

Bali-type blasts averted with arrest in Goa


688 posted on 03/13/2006 3:50:32 AM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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Iranian pact with Venezuela stokes fears of uranium sales
 
CA: New polls show negative image of Islam - Bay Area Muslims continue outreach efforts
 
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

The Nightmare This Time

also at: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1595561/posts

Here’s an excellent piece by Graham Allison on the catastrophic consequences for the US if Iran is allowed to become a nuclear state: The nightmare this timelink: 51 comments

The Crime of Being a Muslim Charity

Last month we had a press release from the Treasury Department, announcing the freezing of the assets of an Islamic charity named KindHearts for Charitable Human Development, because of their many well-documented links to Hamas in Lebanon and the West Bank, and their connections to a US-based Hamas leader.

Yesterday the Washington Post published an op-ed by two representatives of another group, KinderUSA, complaining that Muslim charities are being unfairly targeted for racist persecution: The Crime of Being a Muslim Charity.

The title is obviously supposed to echo “the crime of being black.”

 

So who is behind KinderUSA? Here are some interesting facts about them you won’t discover at the Washington Post:

* KinderUSA removed from their web site all mention of former board member Dalell Mohmed (who was also a board member of Hamas front group The Holy Land Foundation), even though the WHOIS information for ‘kinderusa.org’ still shows that name as their site manager.

* In another page now removed from their site, but still accessible at the Internet Archive, the founders of the terror-supporting International Solidarity Movement, Huwaida Araf and Adam Shapiro, are listed as “advisors.”

* Another founding member, Riad Abdelkarim, was arrested in Israel on suspicion of funneling money to terrorists, and was also on the board of the Holy Land Foundation.   link: 51 comments

The link between "charities" like KindHearts and those Middle East convenience store conduits that the FBI are closing down -- thanks to being outed by the New York Times --will definitely be established before too long.

Too bad the treasonous NYT didn't allow for more investigation.

Kindhearts and Jihad Bombs

or here, later, the wider linkage between these guys:

The New York "Stuck-on-Treason" Times

Next time you visit a gas station right off an interstate highway, just check to see how many phone lines are going into a gas station with no other services. Except maybe blackmarket cigarrettes

"What a racket. With all their petrodollars, no moslem child would be left behind IF it weren't explicit moslem policy to force folks to live in the 7th century."

Recall Cynthia McKinney's infamous 9/11 donor deposit

ALAMOUDI, ABDURAHMAN
FALLS CHURCH, VA 22041
AMERICAN MUSLIM FOUNDATION/PRESID

MCKINNEY, CYNTHIA
VIA CYNTHIA MCKINNEY FOR CONGRESS

How Islamic Inventors Changed the World

Several readers emailed over the weekend about an article in Britain’s The Independent, telling us “How Islamic inventors changed the world.” It’s the standard pro-Islam fare, recounting inventions such as coffee and fountain pens without dwelling much on the fact that all of the inventions took place in the Middle Ages (and there’s been pretty much nothing since).

I can tell you that the majority of the claims made in that article are untrue. As I said in an an earlier comment about this article:

Several of the claims of that article were rebut by a poster on Digg:

kdehead
17 (the cheque) doesn't point out that the cheque was actually invented in pre-Islamic the Persia Empire - in the 1st century A.D. This invention has nothing to do with "Islam" - it was around long before it.

http://en.wikipedia....

18 is incorrect. The circumference of the Earth was calculated much earlier by the Greek Eratosthenes, around the year 240 B.C.

http://en.wikipedia....

20 ignores the legendary hanging gardens of Babylon. Gardens were an Arab tradition long before Islam - so for Islam to claim this as an "invention" of Islam, ignores thousands of the years of pre-Islam Arab culture. It also ignores the Roman tradition of gardens & fountains (for medidation).
http://en.wikipedia....

These oversights and flaws seriously make me doubt the rest of the article. I also notice a curious tendency to claim the inventions of pre-Islamic cultures (such as those of the Persian or Babylonian empires) to be "Muslim inventions" - they aren't.

It'd be the same, and just as ridiculous, as claiming the Roman invention of the aqueduct as being a "Christian" invention, just because the Romans are now Christians. This "1001 Inventions" exhibit smacks of Islamist propaganda rather than historical fact.

The Arabs invented the scalpel? I don't think so. Its a small knife on the end of a stick

Use of flint scalpels by Paracas culture in Peru (circa 500 BC)

That was then. This is now. We live in the 21st Century, not the 8th. The Taj Mahal is a pretty building; how is admiring it going to help us deal with a nuclear Iran?

But TigerHawk points out a very curious omission from the article:   link: 290 comments

http://jihadwatch.org/

Modern Aftermath of the Crusades

Here is an interview I did with Zenit: "Modern Aftermath of the Crusades: Robert Spencer on the Battles Still Being Waged." For more detail, see my book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)Continue reading "Modern Aftermath of the Crusades"

Posted by Robert at 10:27 AM | Comments (40)
 
 
 

689 posted on 03/13/2006 1:40:04 PM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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Some links? How about a cr@pload of links!

Thanks, I'll be bookmarking this.

690 posted on 03/13/2006 1:45:21 PM PST by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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Well, like Topsy, It Just Growed.

Honestly, I'd love to never add another entry, but it's a target-rich environment.

Thanks for looking!

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Incidently, and I don't know if this has already been posted or if you've seen it already but if you haven't seen it and if it hasn't been previously posted you may find the follow letter to be of interest:

What Arab Civilization?

This letter was sent to Carly Fiorina, CEO of Hewlett Packard Corporation, in response to a speech given by her on September 26, 2001.


November 7, 2001

Carly Fiorina
Hewlett-Packard
3000 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1185

Dear Madame Fiorina:

It is with great interest that I read your speech delivered on September 26, 2001, titled "Technology, Business and Our way of Life: What's Next" [sic]. I was particularly interested in the story you told at the end of your speech, about the Arab/Muslim civilization. As an Assyrian, a non-Arab, Christian native of the Middle East, whose ancestors reach back to 5000 B.C., I wish to clarify some points you made in this little story, and to alert you to the dangers of unwittingly being drawn into the Arabist/Islamist ideology, which seeks to assimilate all cultures and religions into the Arab/Islamic fold.

I know you are a very busy woman, but please find ten minutes to read what follows, as it is a perspective that you will not likely get from anywhere else. I will answer some of the specific points you made in your speech, then conclude with a brief perspective on this Arabist/Islamist ideology.

Arabs and Muslims appeared on the world scene in 630 A.D., when the armies of Muhammad began their conquest of the Middle East. We should be very clear that this was a military conquest, not a missionary enterprise, and through the use of force, authorized by a declaration of a Jihad against infidels, Arabs/Muslims were able to forcibly convert and assimilate non-Arabs and non-Mulsims into their fold. Very few indigenous communities of the Middle East survived this -- primarily Assyrians, Jews, Armenians and Coptics (of Egypt).

Having conquered the Middle East, Arabs placed these communities under a Dhimmi (see the book Dhimmi, by Bat Ye'Or) system of governance, where the communities were allowed to rule themselves as religious minorities (Christians, Jews and Zoroastrian). These communities had to pay a tax (called a Jizzya in Arabic) that was, in effect, a penalty for being non-Muslim, and that was typically 80% in times of tolerance and up to 150% in times of oppression. This tax forced many of these communities to convert to Islam, as it was designed to do.

You state, "its architects designed buildings that defied gravity." I am not sure what you are referring to, but if you are referring to domes and arches, the fundamental architectural breakthrough of using a parabolic shape instead of a spherical shape for these structures was made by the Assyrians more than 1300 years earlier, as evidenced by their archaeological record.

You state, "its mathematicians created the algebra and algorithms that would enable the building of computers, and the creation of encryption." The fundamental basis of modern mathematics had been laid down not hundreds but thousands of years before by Assyrians and Babylonians, who already knew of the concept of zero, of the Pythagorean Theorem, and of many, many other developments expropriated by Arabs/Muslims (see History of Babylonian Mathematics, Neugebauer).

You state, "its doctors examined the human body, and found new cures for disease." The overwhelming majority of these doctors (99%) were Assyrians. In the fourth, fifth, and sixth centuries Assyrians began a systematic translation of the Greek body of knowledge into Assyrian. At first they concentrated on the religious works but then quickly moved to science, philosophy and medicine. Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Galen, and many others were translated into Assyrian, and from Assyrian into Arabic. It is these Arabic translations which the Moors brought with them into Spain, and which the Spaniards translated into Latin and spread throughout Europe, thus igniting the European Renaissance.

By the sixth century A.D., Assyrians had begun exporting back to Byzantia their own works on science, philosophy and medicine. In the field of medicine, the Bakhteesho Assyrian family produced nine generations of physicians, and founded the great medical school at Gundeshapur (Iran). Also in the area of medicine, (the Assyrian) Hunayn ibn-Ishaq's textbook on ophthalmology, written in 950 A.D., remained the authoritative source on the subject until 1800 A.D.

In the area of philosophy, the Assyrian philosopher Job of Edessa developed a physical theory of the universe, in the Assyrian language, that rivaled Aristotle's theory, and that sought to replace matter with forces (a theory that anticipated some ideas in quantum mechanics, such as the spontaneous creation and destruction of matter that occurs in the quantum vacuum).

One of the greatest Assyrian achievements of the fourth century was the founding of the first university in the world, the School of Nisibis, which had three departments, theology, philosophy and medicine, and which became a magnet and center of intellectual development in the Middle East. The statutes of the School of Nisibis, which have been preserved, later became the model upon which the first Italian university was based (see The Statutes of the School of Nisibis, by Arthur Voobus).

When Arabs and Islam swept through the Middle East in 630 A.D., they encountered 600 years of Assyrian Christian civilization, with a rich heritage, a highly developed culture, and advanced learning institutions. It is this civilization that became the foundation of the Arab civilization.

You state, "Its astronomers looked into the heavens, named the stars, and paved the way for space travel and exploration." This is a bit melodramatic. In fact, the astronomers you refer to were not Arabs but Chaldeans and Babylonians (of present day south-Iraq), who for millennia were known as astronomers and astrologers, and who were forcibly Arabized and Islamized -- so rapidly that by 750 A.D. they had disappeared completely.

You state, "its writers created thousands of stories. Stories of courage, romance and magic. Its poets wrote of love, when others before them were too steeped in fear to think of such things." There is very little literature in the Arabic language that comes from this period you are referring to (the Koran is the only significant piece of literature), whereas the literary output of the Assyrians and Jews was vast. The third largest corpus of Christian writing, after Latin and Greek, is by the Assyrians in the Assyrian language (also called Syriac; see here.)

You state, "when other nations were afraid of ideas, this civilization thrived on them, and kept them alive. When censors threatened to wipe out knowledge from past civilizations, this civilization kept the knowledge alive, and passed it on to others." This is a very important issue you raise, and it goes to the heart of the matter of what Arab/Islamic civilization represents. I reviewed a book titled How Greek Science Passed to the Arabs, in which the author lists the significant translators and interpreters of Greek science. Of the 22 scholars listed, 20 were Assyrians, 1 was Persian and 1 an Arab. I state at the end of my review: "The salient conclusion which can be drawn from O'Leary's book is that Assyrians played a significant role in the shaping of the Islamic world via the Greek corpus of knowledge. If this is so, one must then ask the question, what happened to the Christian communities which made them lose this great intellectual enterprise which they had established. One can ask this same question of the Arabs. Sadly, O'Leary's book does not answer this question, and we must look elsewhere for the answer." I did not answer this question I posed in the review because it was not the place to answer it, but the answer is very clear, the Christian Assyrian community was drained of its population through forced conversion to Islam (by the Jizzya), and once the community had dwindled below a critical threshold, it ceased producing the scholars that were the intellectual driving force of the Islamic civilization, and that is when the so called "Golden Age of Islam" came to an end (about 850 A.D.).

Islam the religion itself was significantly molded by Assyrians and Jews (see Nestorian Influence on Islam and Hagarism: the Making of the Islamic World).

Arab/Islamic civilization is not a progressive force, it is a regressive force; it does not give impetus, it retards. The great civilization you describe was not an Arab/Muslim accomplishment, it was an Assyrian accomplishment that Arabs expropriated and subsequently lost when they drained, through the forced conversion of Assyrians to Islam, the source of the intellectual vitality that propelled it. What other Arab/Muslim civilization has risen since? What other Arab/Muslim successes can we cite?

You state, "and perhaps we can learn a lesson from his [Suleiman] example: It was leadership based on meritocracy, not inheritance. It was leadership that harnessed the full capabilities of a very diverse population that included Christianity, Islamic, and Jewish traditions." In fact, the Ottomans were extremely oppressive to non-Muslims. For example, young Christian boys were forcefully taken from their families, usually at the age of 8-10, and inducted into the Janissaries, (yeniceri in Turkish) where they were Islamized and made to fight for the Ottoman state. What literary, artistic or scientific achievements of the Ottomans can we point to? We can, on the other hand, point to the genocide of 750,000 Assyrians, 1.5 million Armenians and 400,000 Greeks in World War One by the Kemalist "Young Turk" government. This is the true face of Islam.

Arabs/Muslims are engaged in an explicit campaign of destruction and expropriation of cultures and communities, identities and ideas. Wherever Arab/Muslim civilization encounters a non-Arab/Muslim one, it attempts to destroy it (as the Buddhist statues in Afghanistan were destroyed, as Persepolis was destroyed by the Ayotollah Khomeini). This is a pattern that has been recurring since the advent of Islam, 1400 years ago, and is amply substantiated by the historical record. If the "foreign" culture cannot be destroyed, then it is expropriated, and revisionist historians claim that it is and was Arab, as is the case of most of the Arab "accomplishments" you cited in your speech. For example, Arab history texts in the Middle East teach that Assyrians were Arabs, a fact that no reputable scholar would assert, and that no living Assyrian would accept. Assyrians first settled Nineveh, one of the major Assyrian cities, in 5000 B.C., which is 5630 years before Arabs came into that area. Even the word 'Arab' is an Assyrian word, meaning "Westerner" (the first written reference to Arabs was by the Assyrian King Sennacherib, 800 B.C., in which he tells of conquering the "ma'rabayeh" -- Westerners. See The Might That Was Assyria, by H. W. F. Saggs).

Even in America this Arabization policy continues. On October 27th a coalition of seven Assyrian and Maronite organizations sent an official letter to the Arab American Institute asking it to stop identifying Assyrians and Maronites as Arabs, which it had been deliberately doing.

There are minorities and nations struggling for survival in the Arab/Muslim ocean of the Middle East and Africa (Assyrians, Armenians, Coptics, Jews, southern Sudanese, Ethiopians, Nigerians...), and we must be very sensitive not to unwittingly and inadvertently support Islamic fascism and Arab Imperialism, with their attempts to wipe out all other cultures, religions and civilizations. It is incumbent upon each one of us to do our homework and research when making statements and speeches about these sensitive matters.

I hope you found this information enlightening. For more information, refer to the web links below. You may contact me at keepa@ninevehsoft.com for further questions.

Thank you for your consideration.

Peter BetBasoo

Web resources:

Brief History of Assyrians
Assyrian International News Agency
Assyrian American National Federation
Assyrian Academic Society
Zinda Magazine
Beth Suryoyo
Nineveh Online
World Maronite Union
Maronite Research Council
World Lebanese Organization
Coptic Web

Hosted here.

692 posted on 03/13/2006 1:56:36 PM PST by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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Thank you- I'm pretty sure that information isn't posted here, and it's a welcome addition.


693 posted on 03/13/2006 3:05:43 PM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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To: backhoe
Happy to contribute.

In this era of increasing globalization, we need some kind of 'objective history' drawn up that can be taught and referenced.

I'm not holding my breath in anticipation.

694 posted on 03/13/2006 3:21:01 PM PST by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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Pentagon examining chances of Israeli strike against Iran
 
What If It Should Really Happen? How Nuclear War Could Begin In A Very Bad Neighborhood-Part II
 
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

"We're the Ones Who Will Change You"

Mullah Krekar, an Al Qaeda-linked Islamic leader who was granted refugee status in Norway, told a Norwegian newspaper today that Islam will win. (Hat tip: Jihad Watch.)   link: 100 comments

"We are all Israelis now."

Here is the info LGFers need: CIA - The World Factbook - Rank Order - Total Fertility Rate! Cast your eyes upon these numbers and let there be no doubt that Muslims MIGHT take over the world: http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/rankorder/2127rank.html

"Islam is nothing new, just another totalitarian system that is destined to wind up on the ash heap of history, but there will be much suffering in the meantime."

Thomas: Ports "Classic Talk Radio" Since "Idiots Can Understand" (BARF ALERT!!!)...just quote when people deny the connection -
Wrong (Again) About the Iraq-Al Qaeda Connection
The Iraq -- Al Qaeda Connections
 
Former hostage shares lessons with terrorism conference attendees--According to the general, the lessons he learned about the Red Brigades still apply to terrorist groups today.

695 posted on 03/13/2006 4:52:20 PM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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Sudden Jihad Syndrome [When Normal-Appearing Muslims "Abruptly" Turn Violent]
 
If You're Smart, You'll Thank Me
 
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

CAIRful

From Cox & Forkum Editorial Cartoonslink: 70 comments

Join Hamas, You Lose Too

So far the US is standing firm against international pressure that wants us to deny the genocidal nature of Hamas: Fatah faces US cutoff if it joins Hamas government.   link: 237 comments

http://cuanas.blogspot.com/

Anti-Semitism
Rising Among

French Muslims


Why is it that evil people so often focus their hatred on Jews? Comments: 4 

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

Fallaci's Crime: Thought, Reason

The new Fallaci book, treatise really,  is a MUST READ, yesterday. We must put it on the bookshelves of our children and our left-wing-war-loving (always under the guise of peace) professors.

The censure and legal proceedings against Fallaci in Eurabia is incomprehensible. It is beyond the grasp of the American mind. ...

what was even more incredulous was this;

[...] Switzerland is not the only country where I risk to end behind bars. Most of Europe, in fact, has become a possible threat. Do you know why? Because the European Union exercises a perversion called European Arrest Warrant. And the European Arrest Warrant is a mandate which not only permits any European country to arrest and keep in jail any citizen belonging to the Union: it is an abuse which permits to impose the extradition from his or her own homeland.

This is staggering. For criminals and felons, it's one thing. But for the crime of thought?

EURABIA UPDATE: Infidel Bloggers Alliance wrote in tonight that the Telegraph relieved editor Sarah Sands of her duties as editor after only nine months. Now she is claiming that she was released because of an article that she published unfavorable to Islam

Sarah Sands was fired as editor of the Sunday Telegraph on March 7, 2006.
Now she claims that it was because she published an "Islamophobic" article... which was later yanked!
Sarah Sands will be replaced by Patience Wheatcroft as editor of The Sunday Telegraph.

Infidel Blogger Alliance has much more on the story.

Note: The Cartoon Jihad links have been updated here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1595784/posts?page=142#142


696 posted on 03/14/2006 11:00:38 AM PST by backhoe
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America is waking up to the Islamic menace
 
Watch out, this 'lame duck' president has nothing to lose [Iranians: Please note]
 
The Koran Encourages Terrorism
 
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/
 

Death Cult in a Rage

The IDF has raided a Palestinian jail in Jericho, to stop the Palestinian Authority from releasing the murderers of Israeli Tourism Minister Rehavam Zeevi: Israeli Raid on Jail Enrages Palestinians.

In response, Palestinian thugs are attacking British and US assets, looting, burning, and kidnapping.  link: 114 comments

NY Times Peddles Phony Abu Ghraib Story

The New York Times has been caught peddling a phony front page story about Abu Ghraib, an interview with a man who said he was the infamous hooded prisoner: N.Y. Times’ Iraq Detainee Story Challenged. link: 117 comments

JihadTV Coming to a Station Near You

The propaganda arm of the global jihad is preparing to launch an English version: Al Jazeera aims to go global - in English.

And they’ve paid off some Westerners to shill for them. Meanwhile, the BBC has hired an Al Jazeera mouthpiece to run their Arabic television service: BBC appoints Arabic TV News Editor. link: 64 comments

http://ibloga.blogspot.com/

Coming Soon to an Islamophobe Near You

 
The term “Islamophobe” is fast joining “racist”, “homophobe”, et al., as a reliable tool of politically-correct argument, a way of silencing the Left’s opponents and consigning dissenters to the phobic outer darkness beyond the pale of polite discourse.It is with this in mind that Gates of Vienna proudly launches a pre-emptive counterstrike:
 
http://jihadwatch.org/

Pipes: Sudden Jihad Syndrome

Daniel Pipes discusses in FrontPageMagazine.com a phenomenon we have often noted here: that there is no reliable way to tell a sincerely peaceful Muslim from someone like Muhammad Reza Taheri-azar.  Continue reading "Pipes: Sudden Jihad Syndrome"

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697 posted on 03/14/2006 1:58:20 PM PST by backhoe (A Nuke for every Kook- what Clinton "legacy...")
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Wildly Inappropriate Hostage Reaction Watch

An American professor who works in Jenin (aka “the city of the bombers”) and was kidnapped by Palestinian thugs sympathizes with their rage: Palestinians Attack Foreigners After Raid. If this is the same Douglas Johnson (and it seems to be), he’s a full-time useful idiot for Palestinian terrorism.  

He is currently between jobs, writing a screenplay, and is very active with the Louisville Committee to Stop the War Against Iraq

  link: 25 comments

60 Minutes: On the Wrong Side of the Cartoon Jihad

One of Denmark’s most distinguished journalists, Samuel Rachlin, debunks Bob Simon’s incredibly distorted piece for 60 Minutes, “The State of Denmark:” The Correspondent’s New Clothes. The snide asides and sarcasm that permeated the narrative do not mix with the high quality journalism I have learned to expect from 60 Minutes. What we got was a presentation so biased, distorted and corrupted by so many inaccuracies and innuendos that it was impossible to recognize Denmark. I am sorry to say it, but it is shameful for the profession that both Bob Simon and I belong to.  | link: 22 comments  "CBS is too braindead to know that they are viewed with skepticism by the normals of the world. It keeps hoping that if it breaks a PC left-wing story that appeals to fellow loons, its audience will return. Of course now the loons are its audience. The normals have walked away."

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Radical Islam Prison Imam: Count Bloomberg as a Dhimmi

Little Green Footballs reports here that   Imam under fire for incendiary remarks keeps city job.Wtc_2_3 I am blown away. As I reported HEREhere and here, prisons have become hotbeds for Islamofascism.


698 posted on 03/14/2006 4:44:03 PM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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UNC Attacker: "Allah Gives Permission in the Koran..."

The former University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill student who drove an SUV into a crowd, intending to kill as many people as possible, has written a letter to a local TV channel: Taheri-azar Writes to Eyewitness News. Daniel Pipes’ latest piece is especially appropriate here: Sudden jihad syndrome?   link: 349 comments

 As #1 said: "Its in the Koran!" you can get it right here on our illustrious LGF.

 Here's a piece from Real Clear Politics by Jack Kelly: "No More Excuses for Muslim Violence"  http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2006/03/stop_making_excuses_for_muslim.html

http://michellemalkin.com/

TAR HEEL TERRORIST: IT'S IN THE KORAN
Mohammed Taheri-azar speaks again--this time in a letter to local ABC TV affiliate 11 in Raleigh: "Allah gives permission in the Koran for the followers of Allah to attack those who have raged war against them, with the expectation of eternal paradise in case of martyrdom and/or living one's life in obedience of all of Allah's commandments found throughout the Koran's 114 chapters..."

699 posted on 03/15/2006 5:14:43 AM PST by backhoe (Just an Old Keyboard Cowboy, Ridin' the Trakball into the Dawn of Information)
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Revealed: The Falling Man of 9/11
 
Terrorism: Video Shows Iraqi Children Playing With Remains Of US Soldier
 
http://www.vitalperspective.com/

First Order of Business for Khamenei: Set Israel on Fire

Khamenei_1Former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar said Tuesday that Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told him five years ago that "setting Israel on fire" was the first order of business on the Iranian agenda.

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War? What War?

Modern technology has made it possible to fight global warfare without traditional front lines, static defenses, and clear cut territorial gains and losses. Modern war, in fact, may be difficult to define.The Islamist threat is spread out and interwoven among billions of non-Muslims and peaceful Muslims alike. It is an ideology, a well funded and determined fanaticism rooted in 1400 year old dogma. Yet, it’s footprint is ever more obvious, its presence ever more palpable, and its goals ever more clear. Celestial Junk examines the bloody footprints of the Islamist Cancer. CLICK Update: More on the Numbers GameComments (34)

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Columnists/Stanway_Paul/2006/03/15/1488549.html

 

 
 
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UK Police Arrest 5 Cartoon Jihadists

The British have arrested five of the demonstrators who took part in the astonishing display of savagery outside the Danish embassy in London last month: Five arrested over London cartoons protestAs you can see in this video, however, there were many more than five people at these hate rallies.  link: 165 comments    Comments (28)

Daily Illini Surrenders to Cartoon Jihad, Fires Editor

The editor of the University of Illinois’ student paper, the Daily Illini, has been fired for publishing the Danish Mohammed cartoonslink: 86 comments

In closely related news, the UC Berkeley conservative magazine Cal Patriot published the cartoons on Monday:

Ahmadinejad: West Doesn't Want Us to Nuke Israel

Iranian madman Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has figured out the secret reason why the West is so opposed to Iran’s nuclear ambitions: because they don’t want him to nuke Israel.

"Bomb Iran,"  the original 1979 lyrics!

Bomb Iran (by Vince Vance & The Valiants; 1979)
(to the tune of “Barbara Ann” by the Beach Boys)

Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, Iran.
Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, BOMB IRAN!
Let’s take a stand, bomb Iran.
Our country’s got a feelin’
Really hit the ceilin’, bomb Iran.
Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.

Went to a mosque, gonna throw some rocks.
Tell the Ayatollah…”Gonna put you in a box!”
Bomb Iran. Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.
Our country’s got a feelin’
Really hit the ceilin’, bomb Iran.
Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.

Ol’ Uncle Sam’s gettin’ pretty hot.
Time to turn Iran into a parking lot. Bomb Iran.
Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.

Call the volunteers; call the bombadiers;
Call the financiers, better get their ass in gear.
Bomb Iran. Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.
Our country’s got a feelin’
Really hit the ceilin’, bomb Iran.
Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.

Call on our allies to cut off their supplies,
Get our hands untied, and bring em’ back alive. Bomb Iran.
Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.
Our country’s got a feelin’
Really hit the ceilin’, bomb Iran.
Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.

Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.
Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, BOMB IRAN!
Let’s take a stand, bomb Iran.
Our people you been stealin’
Now it’s time for keelin’, bomb Iran.
Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.

Iran’s Ahmadinejad: West opposes our nukes to let Israel live on.   link: 115 comments

EU Toads Seethe, Whine

The unelected Jew-hating bureaucrats of the European Union are seething and whining, after being deprived of their opportunity to hear the great and powerful Abu Mazen speak: Euro deputies round on Israel after jail raid ends Abbas visit.

Keep in mind that both Mahmoud Abbas and the Hamas thugs taking power have openly declared that they planned to release the killers of an Israeli cabinet minister. The European appeasers clearly don’t care. link: 166 comments

Islamic Leaders Support Hamas, Hate Israel

The first act of the evil hypocrites of The Organization of the Islamic Conference in their meeting with Hamas terrorist leaders in Saudi Arabia: Islamic FMs condemn Israel’s ‘state terrorism’.

In other words, business as usual. Obsessed, sick, death-loving business as usual.  link: 26 comments

 Agora has an item today which references this piece also at Agora:  http://agora.blogsome.com/2006/03/15/democracy-before-religion/  "Islam is an unbreakable monolith of religion and politics. Islam as traditionally interpreted is not compatible with democracy..."

Fantasies About Jihad

The Spanish Inquisition was right about Islamofascists

 


700 posted on 03/15/2006 1:46:50 PM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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