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  • Who is Abdul Hamid? When Christian Young Men Turn to Islam

    09/07/2014 10:10:45 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 42 replies
    Thoe Catholic Men ^ | September 4, 2014 | Fr. Brian Doerr
    Although Abdul Hamid has largely been forgotten, he is the young man sitting in the pew next to you at Mass. Abdul was the renowned American boy John Walker Lindh who turned Taliban fighter in Afghanistan shortly after September 11, 2001. The argument can be made that he is an icon for many American Catholic youth of our current day. John Walker Lindh was “raised Catholic” in his suburban California home. By the age of 16, he left his spiritual heritage in search of “his own spiritual path.” That eventually led him to Islam and to his senseless death...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - March 5, 2014 [Devotional]

    03/05/2014 4:19:27 PM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 3/5/14 | Joel Osteen
    Your Future isn’t Defined by Your Past Today's Scripture “...If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria I heard somebody say, “Don’t let your heredity stop your destiny.” In other words, don’t let the way somebody treated you, or what they did or didn’t give you keep you from pressing forward and becoming all that God has created you to be. The people who raised you may have had addictions, but that doesn’t have to be your future. You can be the one to break that negative cycle....
  • U.S. Prison Warden: Muslim Prayers Led to Gangs

    06/28/2013 8:59:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 27 June 2013
    U.S. prison warden: Muslim prayers led to gangs The warden of a U.S. prison holding high-risk inmates, including American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh, insisted Thursday that he was obeying a court order to allow daily group prayer by permitting inmates to pray in pairs within their cells. Warden John Oliver told a federal judge that when the prison allowed group prayer earlier this year, Muslim inmates formed gangs and bullied other prisoners. Lindh attended the hearing by video conference from the high-security unit that houses him and about 40 other inmates, including several convicted on terror charges. A U.S....
  • Exclusive: FBI Informant Claims Taliban Members Are Living In America

    04/26/2013 10:46:22 AM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | April 25, 2013 11:48 PM | Michele Gillen
    I am an informant and all I can tell you is that Talibans are walking freely right here in the soil of America right now, right now.” That’s the haunting worry of South Floridian David Mahmood Siddiqui. He was the confidential FBI informant who has a rare view of of trying to infiltrate a largely secreted world of what the U.S. government considers terrorist sympathizers. Asked by Gillen what he thinks the risk of having Taliban living in America is, he responded; “They can commit a jihad at any time, they hate America, you have an enemy living here in...
  • Father of 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh 'Proud' of Son's Testimony in Group Prayer Lawsuit

    08/28/2012 11:29:24 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 27, 2012 | ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    Father of 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh 'Proud' of Son's Testimony in Group Prayer Lawsuit The father of John Walker Lindh, the young American who was captured in Afghanistan after 9/11 and sentenced to prison for aiding the Taliban against U.S. troops, said he is proud of his son for fighting in court today for the right to pray with other Muslim prisoners. "I was really proud of John," Frank Lindh told ABCNews.com. "Today he did such a good job of explaining the daily prayer. It was a really well informed testimony. It shows how much depth of knowledge he...
  • 'American Taliban' Lindh seeks group prayer in Indiana prison

    08/26/2012 11:33:21 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/26/12 | ap
    INDIANAPOLIS – An American-born Taliban fighter imprisoned in Indiana will try to convince a federal judge that his religious freedom trumps security concerns in a closely watched trial that will examine how far prisons can go to ensure security in the age of terrorism. John Walker Lindh was expected to testify Monday in Indianapolis during the first day of the trial over prayer policies
  • John Walker Lindh is guilty

    05/23/2011 8:02:38 AM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/23/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    American Taliban John Walker Lindh's father wrote this piece in the Sunday New York Times. Frank Lindh writes that his son was apprehended "unarmed and wounded." He also writes that his son "had no involvement with terrorism." Item: In a statement of fact signed by Lindh and his attorneys, John Walker Lindh stipulates 6. In or about late May or June 2001, the defendant agreed to attend a training camp for additional and extensive military training. In or about June 2001, the defendant traveled to the al-Farooq training camp, a facility associated with Usama Bin Laden, located several hours west...
  • Many Liberals Reject Markos Moulitsas's Anti-Conservative Book

    09/02/2010 9:28:33 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    Many Liberals Reject Markos Moulitsas's Anti-Conservative Book Max Fisher Max Fisher Thu Sep 2, 8:06 am ET WASHINGTON, DC – A number of liberal writers are condemning American Taliban, the just-released book by prominent liberal blogger and political organizer Markos Moulitsas. Moulitsas, also known as Kos and the chief of prominent website Daily Kos, argues in his book that elements of the U.S. conservative movement are akin to the Taliban, a militant terrorist group responsible for thousands of deaths in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Some liberals--though certainly not all--think that's a bad idea. Here's why. The book's official description reads, "America's...
  • John Walker Lindh seeks Ind. prison prayer ruling

    09/01/2010 4:36:08 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies
    hosted ^ | Sep 1 | CHARLES WILSON
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- American-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh and another Muslim inmate have asked a judge to order a federal prison to allow them and other Muslims in their highly restricted cell block to pray as a group, in accordance with their beliefs. The American Civil Liberties Union last Thursday filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis for summary judgment on behalf of Lindh, 29, and Enaam Arnaout, 47, who claim that the prison's policy restricting group prayer in the Communications Management Unit violates their religious rights....
  • Markos Book Covers You Were Never Meant To See

    08/09/2010 11:01:21 PM PDT · by absentee · 14 replies
    RedState ^ | 8/9/10 | Caleb Howe
    Markos has a new book coming out calling the American Right the Taliban, and the cover looks oddly familiar ...
  • Obama Picks American Taliban's Lawyer To Lead lawsuit Against Arizona!

    07/08/2010 9:59:05 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Congressman
    Am in DC, in office of Republican Congressman. It's just been confirmed by Eric Holder that Obama picked radical Seattle lawyer Tony West, who represented American Taliban John Walker Lindh, to lead the Dem's fight against Arizona's new immigration law. West is a member of the infamous Gitmo 9, lawyers who sued President Bush to get special treatment for the detained Islamic terrorists held in Cuba. This is the message Obama is sending to Arizona and the world: I love terrorists; I reward those who work for them, and I hate any state that chooses to defend its borders. Is...
  • Exclusive: FBI Probes Muhammad's Ties to Ohio Mosque

    06/04/2009 5:45:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 117 replies · 4,783+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 4, 2009 | By RICHARD ESPOSITO, PIERRE THOMAS and JACK DATE
    Nuradin Abdi was convicted in 2007 of planning to blow up an Ohio shopping mall. Iyman Faris was convicted in 2003 of planning to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge. Christopher Paul was convicted in 2008 of conspiring to use explosives against targets in the U.S. and Europe. All three terrorists worshiped and socialized at a small mosque in Columbus, Ohio, and, according to David B. Smith, an attorney for Faris, were part of a larger group of jihadists and extremists who frequented the mosque. The FBI now is investigating reports of links to that same mosque by Muslim-convert Abdulhakim Muhammad...
  • Welcome to the "new America": American Taliban Lawyer gets a role in new Admin's Justice Dep.

    03/12/2009 10:52:30 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 924+ views
    weaselzippers.net ^ | March 12, 2009 | Zip
    Piece of filth, with a piece of filth Lawyer: American Taliban Lawyer to head Obama's Justice Department Civil Division Welcome to the new America. The head honcho at Justice calls Americans cowards on race (and he was involved in freeing terrorists in the 90-s), another appointee there is an ACLU lawyer arguing for pornographers and pornography in libraries and now this. There's no bottom. Shawrma Mayor
  • { John Walker Lindh } 'American Taliban' asks Bush to set him free

    12/17/2008 11:47:06 AM PST · by SmithL · 86 replies · 2,201+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/17/8
    San Francisco, CA (AP) -- The parents of American-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh are asking President George W. Bush to set their son free before Bush leaves office next month.
  • Dad wants Bush to commute sentence of John Walker Lindh, American Taliban

    09/28/2008 8:40:34 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 60 replies · 1,701+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 9/27/08 | Scott Herhold
    He's a gentle man, lean and soft-spoken, careful to begin his lecture with an explanation of principles like the right to counsel. The passion in Frank Lindh builds only when he describes the details of what happened to his son, John Walker Lindh, the bearded young man who was tagged as the American Taliban. In the waning days of George Bush's administration, the senior Lindh is asking the president to commute the rest of his son's 20-year sentence, now seven years along. It's almost certainly a hopeless quest. Bush is not a man prone to second-guess himself. ... In retrospect,...
  • Father Of 'American Taliban' Lindh Urges Pardon

    09/25/2008 3:34:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies · 1,605+ views
    CBS5 ^ | Sep 24, 2008
    The father of John Walker Lindh, who has spent nearly seven years in federal prison for serving in an Afghan army, told a room full of law students at University of San Francisco on Wednesday his son has been used as a scapegoat for the faults of the U.S. government. Frank Lindh of Marin County spoke for the fourth consecutive year about how he believes U.S. troops in northern Afghanistan in 2001 illegitimately captured his son, known as an "American Taliban," for fighting as a Taliban soldier just after the Sept. 11 attacks. Frank Lindh said he believes his son...
  • 600 U.S. Taliban?

    07/18/2008 5:07:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 178+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 18, 2008
    War On Terror: After 9/11, Pakistan promised to close its radical madrassas as part of anti-terror reforms. Now we learn they're not only still open, but also recruiting and brainwashing American boys.All told, 600 American children are being indoctrinated into jihad in 22 madrassas across Pakistan. A U.S. filmmaker stumbled on them while tracing the path of the London suicide bombers. He discovered they attended the same radical Islamic schools. A congressional delegation has confirmed his findings. One particularly radical school in Karachi freely displays a banner at its main gate urging Muslims to join the Taliban. At least 80...
  • Lindh no terrorist, parents say in new plea to commute sentence

    12/22/2007 9:56:01 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 40 replies · 156+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 19, 2007 | Bob Egelko
    John Walker Lindh's lawyers and parents appealed to President Bush for the fourth time Tuesday to commute the Marin County man's 20-year prison sentence for aiding the Taliban in 2001, saying the nation has grown less fearful since then and that others convicted of similar charges have been treated more leniently. "John Lindh had no involvement whatsoever in terrorism or criminal activity," his mother, Marilyn Walker, said at a news conference.... "Others have received a lot less in the way of a sentence even when they were convicted of a lot more," the lawyer said. Bush has not responded to...
  • Illinois Schools Canceling Christmas and Halloween to Avoid Offending Muslims

    09/28/2007 10:12:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 161 replies · 1,204+ views
    lgf ^ | Sep 28, 2007
    Another absolutely disgusting example of pre-emptive dhimmitude, in the name of tolerance and multiculturalism, right here in the US: First Jell-O, now Santa. So long, Halloween parade. Farewell, Santa’s gift shop. The holiday traditions are facing elimination in some Oak Lawn schools this year after complaints that the activities are offensive, particularly to Muslim students. Final decisions on which of the festivities will be axed will fall to the principals at each of Ridgeland School District 122’s five schools, Supt. Tom Smyth said. Parents expect that the announcement is going to add to the tension that has been building since...
  • Romney called to task for ties to Marriott pornography

    07/05/2007 10:43:24 AM PDT · by AFA-Michigan · 112 replies · 1,752+ views
    Family News in Focus ^ | July 5, 2007 | Family News in Focus
    Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, an outspoken critic of pornography, is called to task for his ties to Marriott hotels, a chain that makes money by providing porn to guests. Full audio of news report broadcast on over 1,000 Christian radio stations: http://www.oneplace.com/Ministries/Family_News_in_Focus Family News in Focus is a service of Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, Colorado, founded by Dr. James Dobson.
  • Questions about Romney's ties to Marriott porn sales

    07/02/2007 4:17:47 PM PDT · by AFA-Michigan · 479 replies · 5,131+ views
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | July 2, 2007 | David Brody
    Some anti-pornography groups are demanding answers as to how much presidential candidate Mitt Romney knew about the Marriott hotel chain's profits of pornography sales during his nearly ten years on the Board of Directors in the 1990's. The hotel chain is one of many that offer pay per view sex videos for sale through in-room entertainment. Though Marriott doesn't release their revenues when it comes to X-rated videos, industry analysts estimate it is in the tens of millions of dollars. During his run for President, Romney has campaigned on a platform of "family values" recently telling a graduation class, "Pornography...
  • (American Taliban) Lindh Moved to Supermax Prison in Colorado

    04/13/2007 9:42:48 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies · 933+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | Thursday, April 12, 2007 | AP
    Lindh Moved to Supermax Prison in Colorado Thursday, April 12, 2007 (04-12) 16:19 PDT Florence, Colo. (AP) -- John Walker Lindh, serving a 20-year sentence after fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan, has been transferred to Supermax, the federal government's most secure prison, authorities said Thursday. Lindh was moved to the facility about 90 miles south of Denver in February for security reasons, said Isidro Garcia, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons. Garcia said he had no other information. Lindh's transfer was first reported on Newsweek.com. He had been held at a medium-security federal penitentiary in Victorville, Calif....
  • 'American Taliban' Lindh asks Bush to reduce 20-year prison term

    04/04/2007 1:24:59 PM PDT · by SmithL · 84 replies · 2,030+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/4/7 | PAUL ELIAS,
    San Francisco (AP) -- The lawyer and parents of John Walker Lindh, the American-born Taliban soldier serving 20 years in prison after his capture in Afghanistan, called on President Bush on Wednesday to commute his sentence and set him free. The renewed call to shorten the sentence was based on the relatively light term Australian David Hicks received Saturday after pleading guilty to supporting terrorism. Hicks, who had been imprisoned for five years at Guantanamo Bay and acknowledged aiding al-Qaida during the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, was given a nine month sentence. "In the atmosphere of the time, the best...
  • Two Houston men charged with aiding Taliban

    11/28/2006 5:12:13 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 15 replies · 855+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 28, 2006 | CINDY GEORGE
    One of two Houston men accused of training to fight with the Taliban pleaded guilty this afternoon in federal court. Kobie Diallo Williams, 33, a U.S. citizen who was a student at the University of Houston Downtown, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to assist a terrorist group. His help included withdrawing cash from an ATM to send to the Middle East. Another man, Adnan Babar Mirza, 29, a Pakistani national who was in the country on an expired student visa, faces a similar conspiracy charges as well as three federal weapons violations. Mirza appeared today before a U.S. magistrate judge. Mirza...
  • Father of ‘American Taliban' to speak

    09/19/2006 3:15:45 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 35 replies · 1,029+ views
    Colorado Daily ^ | September 17, 2006 | KATE JOHNSON
    Frank Lindh, the father of a man now serving 20 years in prison for “aiding” Taliban forces, will speak to CU-Boulder students on matters of human and constitutional rights Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Museum Collections W100 at 7:30 p.m. John Walker Lindh was apprehended November of 2001, and on Feb. 5, 2002 he faced 10 charges, including conspiracy to murder Americans. As part of a plea-bargain deal, John pled guilty to possession of weapons and serving the Taliban army. As a result, all other charges were dropped. John is currently serving a sentence of 20 years without the possibility of...
  • Christian Critic Blasts Talladega Nights' Anti-Christian Content

    08/08/2006 1:05:33 AM PDT · by balch3 · 100 replies · 3,115+ views
    American Family Association ^ | August 7, 2006 | Jenni Parker
    AgapePress) - Although funnyman Will Ferrell's new movie, Talladega Nights: the Ballad of Ricky Bobby, finished first at the box office this past weekend, the comedy was not a winner as far as Christian movie reviewer Ted Baehr is concerned. Baehr, publisher of Movieguide.org, is waving the yellow flag over the film about a dim-witted NASCAR racer with a gung-ho, win-at-all-costs attitude. According to Associated Press (AP) reports, the Christian media reviewer describes Talladega Nights as "a racist, bigoted work that ridicules the Bible Belt, Southern white men, Christianity, Jesus Christ, the family, and American masculinity." The Movieguide review of...
  • Gloves off in nude sculpture dispute

    08/03/2006 4:14:57 PM PDT · by Millee · 22 replies · 508+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 8/3/06 | Monte Whaley
    A determined group of Loveland residents vow to knock a nude bronze sculpture off its pedestal - or at least from its location near a busy street. Supporters of the sculpture wonder if the community debate - and the publicity it has generated - is eroding the reputation of the city and its public arts program that has produced 269 statues. "People may be thinking that this is a community full of prudes," said Kimberly Kreutzer, the wife of a local artist. Several critics are pushing to have "Triangle" moved from its location at a busy roundabout on the eastern...
  • Katherine Harris tells Christian group she believes God wants her in public service

    03/19/2006 10:44:19 AM PST · by Crackingham · 35 replies · 1,133+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 3/19/6 | Brian E. Crowley
    Finding inspiration from God, The Last of the Mohicans and The Lord of Rings, Katherine Harris told hundreds of conservative Christians Saturday that she is "a work in progress." Harris, who told a national television audience Wednesday that she would be spending $10 million to win Florida's U.S. Senate race, said she never would have entered politics if she did not believe that God wanted her to make public service part of her life. The Sarasota-area congresswoman's campaign for the senate has been in a free fall. She has struggled to raise money, and nearly all her top campaign advisers...
  • How to treat a traitor

    02/16/2006 10:52:48 AM PST · by presidio9 · 36 replies · 1,238+ views
    The Meridian Star ^ | January 31, 2006 11:09 am | Craig Ziemba
    In a prime example of not leaving well enough alone, the father of John Walker Lindh has now publicly asked President Bush to grant his son clemency. John Walker, you may recall, was the American citizen captured while fighting alongside Taliban forces against our troops in Afghanistan. Rather than taking a bullet to the chest or being beheaded (as Islamic jihadists do when they capture Westerners), John Walker Lindh plea bargained a sentence of 20 years in a medium-security prison. Now his father says that sentence was too harsh. In a speech to the Commonwealth Club last week, Frank Lindh...
  • The Truth about John Walker Lindh

    01/30/2006 7:25:23 PM PST · by killjoy · 56 replies · 1,894+ views
    Blackwater USA ^ | 2006/01/30 | Robert Young Pelton
    John Walker Lindh aka John Walker aka Suleiman Ferris aka Abdul Hamid aka The American Taliban is a person that I will mostly likely to be associated for some time to come. I am sure on my obituary there will be a bombastic note that I was “the journalist who “discovered” Lindh after the battle at Qali Jangi” (the afghans have that dubious honor) Many have told me that Lindh’s story was a big deal back in the States. I will never know, I was in Afghanistan covering combat operations with in the ongoing war against the Taliban for CNN...
  • Feds Seek Google Records in Porn Probe

    01/19/2006 10:36:33 AM PST · by flashbunny · 745 replies · 7,899+ views
    AP Via Yahoo ^ | 2006-01-19
    The Bush administration, seeking to revive an online pornography law struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, has subpoenaed Google Inc. for details on what its users have been looking for through its popular search engine. Google has refused to comply with the subpoena, issued last year, for a broad range of material from its databases, including a request for 1 million random Web addresses and records of all Google searches from any one-week period, lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department said in papers filed Wednesday in federal court in San Jose. Privacy advocates have been increasingly scrutinizing Google's practices...
  • SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS OREGON'S SUICIDE LAW

    01/17/2006 7:07:26 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 1,116 replies · 18,746+ views
    BREAKING ON THE AP WIRE: WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has upheld Oregon's one-of-a-kind physician-assisted suicide law, rejecting a Bush administration attempt to punish doctors who help terminally ill patients die.
  • Neaderthals At It Again

    01/11/2006 8:42:47 PM PST · by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American · 71 replies · 1,893+ views
    Conservative Battleline Online ^ | January 11, 2006 | Donald Devine
    Neanderthals At It Again H.L. Mencken’s final report from the famous Scopes trial in Dayton Tennessee comes roaring down to us after 80 years as sharply edged as ever: "Let no one mistake [the trial] for comedy, farcical though it may be in all its details.  It serves notice on the country that Neanderthal man is organizing in these forlorn backwaters of the land, led by a fanatic, rid of sense and devoid of conscience.  Tennessee, challenging him too timorously and too late, now sees its courts converted into camp meetings and its Bill of Rights made a mock...
  • VILE “SOUTH PARK” EPISODE PULLED (Catholic League Pres. responds)

    12/30/2005 11:40:04 AM PST · by NYer · 369 replies · 3,837+ views
    Catholic League ^ | December 30, 2005 | Bill Donohue
    “Several news stories today are reporting on the decision by Comedy Central to pull a scheduled rerun of the ‘Bloody Mary’ episode that was  shown on ‘South Park’ on December 7-10.  The decision reflects what I asked for in our news release of December 8.  Therefore, I commend Comedy Central for finally making the right decision.  That it aired in the first place, however, does not speak well for the bigots responsible for creating it.   “In our December 8 news release, I also said, ‘Remember, they chose to insult Our Blessed Mother on the eve of the Immaculate Conception, and...
  • 'American Taliban' Wants Out of Jail

    12/20/2005 4:48:28 PM PST · by wagglebee · 50 replies · 1,274+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/20/05 | AP
    The so-called "American Taliban" is asking the president again to commute his sentence. Lawyers for John Walker Lindh have renewed a Petition for Commutation, asking President Bush to commute Lindh's 20-year prison sentence. Lindh had originally asked President Bush to shorten his sentence in September of last year, saying his case should get another look after another U-S born Taliban suspect - Yaser Esam Hamdi - was released. In an appeal to the president filed yesterday, Lindh's lawyers say other defendants who have recently pleaded guilty to similar charges have received much shorter sentences. Lindh grew up in Marin County,...
  • Bill Moyers: "We Have Our Own American Taliban"

    11/13/2001 8:38:12 AM PST · by hawkeye101 · 180 replies · 696+ views
    Des Moines Register ^ | 11/13/2001 | Michael Corey
    The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have Americans feeling helpless and disoriented, former White House press secretary and journalist Bill Moyers said Monday. "How do we carry on a normal life when abnormal things are happening?" Moyers said in an interview before a speech at Drake University. Moyers, a press secretary for Lyndon Johnson and a journalist who has worked in both print and television, delivered the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Monday night at the Knapp Center. He appeared with Martin Marty, a professor emeritus from the University of Chicago and an expert on religious fundamentalism. Moyers said Americans struggle ...
  • (Steve) Earle lends passion to Iraq war protest near Bush's ranch

    08/22/2005 10:53:57 AM PDT · by weegee · 84 replies · 2,232+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 12:00 AM CDT on Monday, August 22, 2005 | By ANDY LANGER / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News
    Earle lends passion to Iraq war protest near Bush's ranch - Steve Earle sings for peace advocates and soldiers' relatives near Crawford COUNTRY MUSIC CRAWFORD, Texas – When Steve Earle got his invitation to perform at the Camp Casey protest outside President Bush's Crawford residence the singer-songwriter asked organizers to think twice about their choice. "I think this is the beginning of a mainstream movement against the war in Iraq, so I wanted them to consider who I am and the kind of lightning rod I can be," said Mr. Earle, who has a history of activism against the death...
  • Portrait of a Wahhabi: My encounters with Randall Royer…and the “usual suspects.”

    07/01/2003 12:07:31 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 2,371+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Tuesday, July 1, 2003 | By Stephen Schwartz
    Portrait of a WahhabiBy Stephen Schwartz FrontPageMagazine.com | June 30, 2003 On Thursday, June 26, I testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security, chaired by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz).  My topic was “Wahhabism and Islam in the U.S.”  I outlined the outrageous degree to which Saudi-funded Wahhabi extremists, who are supporters of terrorism, have come to dominate Islam in the U.S. My testimony was not greeted with enthusiasm by James Zogby, the phony civil rights leader who heads the “Arab American Institute." Zogby, a Lebanese Christian once known for his moderate camouflage on Israel, but...
  • Senate Candidate Kirk has Links to Terrorism

    06/12/2002 7:42:31 AM PDT · by mrsppmrxky · 143 replies · 1,981+ views
    The Austin Review ^ | June 7, 2002 | By MARC LEVIN
    Senate Candidate Kirk has Links to Terrorism By MARC LEVIN An Austin Review investigation has revealed that U.S. Senate candidate Ron Kirk is employing an anti-Israel activist who has defended terrorist groups and is friends with American Taliban John Walker Lindh. The Review has also learned that Kirk has received numerous campaign donations from individuals linked with terrorism and anti-Semitism, one of whom also violated U.S. export laws by shipping sensitive technology to Libya and Syria. Kirk's recently filed campaign report shows payments to a Steven L. Hyland, Jr. of: $1133.22 for "payroll expense" and three separate payments totaling $638.30...
  • Democrats who took radical islamic & terrorist campaign $$$ (McKinney, Kennedy, Bonior & more)

    08/16/2002 10:51:53 PM PDT · by GOPcapitalist · 71 replies · 8,824+ views
    FEC reports at opensecrets.com, various news reports
    CYNTHIA McKINNEYPOSITION: Democrat Congresswoman from GeorgiaDONOR: Abdurahman Alamoudi AMMOUNT: $2000 on September 11, 2001 DETAILS: Alamoudi, President of the American Muslim Foundation, is a well known radical mohammedan activist known for publicly praising terrorist organizations. He worked closely as an informal advisor and affiliate of several Clinton administration officials (source). At an October 2000 rally in Washington, D.C. Alamoudi spoke to a radical islamic crowd announcing ""I have been labeled by the media in New York as being a supporter of Hamas. Any supporters of Hamas here? (cheers) Hear that, Bill Clinton? We are all supporters of Hamas ... I...
  • He’s Got To Decide if He Wants to Live or Die Here

    10/19/2004 11:07:43 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 13 replies · 704+ views
    Newsweek Web Exclusive ^ | Updated: 7:10 a.m. ET Dec. 6, 2001 | By Colin Soloway
    (excerpted) Spann [to Walker]: Hey you. Right here with your head down. Look at me. I know you speak English. Look at me. Where did you get the British military sweater? (excerpted) Spann: Where are you from? Where are you from? You believe in what you’re doing here that much, you’re willing to be killed here? How were you recruited to come here? Who brought you here? Hey! [He snaps his fingers in front of Walker’s face. Walker is unresponsive] (excerpted) Spann: What, are you puzzled? (Excerpted) Spann: You got to talk to me. All I want to do is...
  • 'American Taliban' Seeks Commuted Sentence

    09/28/2004 11:42:55 AM PDT · by GeneD · 47 replies · 1,356+ views
    Filed at 2:14 p.m. ET SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- John Walker Lindh asked President Bush on Tuesday to commute his 20-year prison sentence for aiding the Taliban. His lawyer, James Brosnahan, said Lindh was a young man in the wrong place at the wrong time. He said that Lindh was fighting alongside the Taliban in a civil war against the Northern Alliance, that he is not a terrorist and that he never fought against U.S. troops. Brosnahan said the sentence should be reduced because Yaser Esam Hamdi, another American citizen captured in Afghanistan on suspicion of aiding the Taliban, is...
  • 'TALIBAN' ON THE FRINGE

    08/06/2004 12:44:03 AM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 390+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/06/04 | Post Wire Services
    August 6, 2004 -- THE "American Taliban" is coming to New York. A new musical about John Walker, the so-called "American Taliban" who was captured by the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, will play the New York International Fringe Festival starting Aug. 15. The work, which is being billed as "an emotional and musical roller coaster both insanely funny and dramatically gripping," traces Walker's life from his home in Northern California to war-torn Afghanistan. "John Walker is probably the most vilified public figure of the last 50 years," said Jean Strong, who wrote the book, music and lyrics along with John...
  • John Walker Lindh mistreated?

    06/22/2004 11:10:34 PM PDT · by kattracks · 24 replies · 334+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/23/04 | Paul Greenberg
    Just as a legalistic memo defending torture was being leaked out of the Justice Department's inner sancta, the Los Angeles Times was giving all of us a peak at some of the separate but equally legalistic arguments being set forth in defense of John Walker Lindh.     You remember Lindh, also known as Abdul Hamid when he was with the Taliban in Afghanistan, and as Suleyman al-Faris before that, when he was about to begin training with al Qaeda. How could anyone forget him?     Lindh is now doing 20 years for supporting the enemies of the United States. But he turned...
  • Pakistan Says It Seized Americans Tied to Al Qaeda (6/13/2002)

    06/13/2002 6:16:02 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 12 replies · 818+ views
    New York Times ^ | Thursday, June 13, 2002 | By DEXTER FILKINS
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 12 — Several men believed to be American citizens have been taken into custody here during the past few weeks on suspicion of being linked to Al Qaeda, senior Pakistani officials said today. The Pakistani officials said most of the men had been picked up along with other suspected Al Qaeda and Taliban members in joint American-Pakistani raids in the country's remote tribal areas near the border with Afghanistan. They said they believe that the men form a disjointed network of disaffected Westerners who converted to Islam and have been drawn to militant causes, fighting alongside Al...
  • Al Qaeda Chief KSM Wanted Gadahn to to Blow Up Fuel Stations Near Baltimore

    05/30/2004 4:08:18 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 24 replies · 297+ views
    Newsweek ^ | June 7, 2004 issues | Newsweek
    Full Title (didn't fit in thread title): NEWSWEEK: Al Qaeda Chief Khalid Shaikh Mohammed Wanted American Terror Suspect Gadahn to Join Plot to Blow Up Fuel Stations Near Baltimore Captured Chief Says the Islam Convert Not Eager to Participate in 'Martydom' Operations, But Was Willing to Help NEW YORK, May 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Captured Al Qaeda chief Khalid Shaikh Mohammed -- "KSM" to his interrogators -- wanted American-born terror suspect Adam Yahiye Gadahn to join a plot to blow up fuel stations outside Baltimore, according to a May 2003 classified FBI document obtained by Newsweek. Gadahn, one of the seven...
  • Strip club owners mobilize for Kerry

    05/22/2004 7:48:49 AM PDT · by TERMINATTOR · 26 replies · 402+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 21, 2004
    Registering voters to get rid of 'ultra-conservative' BushFearing conservatives could shut down their businesses, strip club owners are asking patrons to take a moment to fill out a voter registration and then cast their presidential ballot for Sen. John Kerry. ''It's not to say our industry loves John Kerry or anything like that,'' trade publisher Dave Manack told the Associated Press. ''But George Bush, if he's re-elected, it could be very damaging to our industry.'' Manack, associate publisher of E.D. Publications, which publishes Exotic Dancer magazine, says adult night clubs take in an estimated $15 billion annually and employ 500,000...
  • Beware tyranny of the left

    04/19/2004 11:06:46 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 1 replies · 224+ views
    <p>Regarding "Teachers should speak out on policy," it was not surprising that a teacher spent her entire career indoctrinating susceptible, immature minds with her individual political slant. It was surprising that she would proudly admit it.</p> <p>A teacher should not be an unchallenged propaganda vehicle preying on empty minds. A teacher should present the facts and reasoned arguments on both sides. Students need more history and economics, not tailored indoctrination.</p>
  • Black Like Me - John Walker Lindh's hip-hop daze

    09/03/2003 12:32:53 PM PDT · by MikalM · 17 replies · 936+ views
    East Bay Express ^ | 9/3/03 | James Best
    He sits, fidgeting impatiently at the agonizing crawl of the primitive modem, the glare of his mother's computer burnishing his cheeks. He's too small for the chair he swivels in, and is thin and awkward after the classic model of the thin and awkward fourteen-year-old boy. He is mostly, but not completely, friendless, and will transfer to a new school in the fall, where a classmate will later remember him as "invisible." His parents have begun to clash more intensely than ever, casting a weary pall over the household. Obsessed with hip-hop, he feels spectacularly out of place amid the...
  • Bush mum on present-day slavery

    07/15/2003 2:51:20 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 5 replies · 432+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 15, 2003 | Les Kinsolving
    Posted: July 15, 2003 5:00 p.m. Eastern Editor's note: Each week, WorldNetDaily White House correspondent Les Kinsolving asks the tough questions no one else will ask. And each week, WorldNetDaily brings you the transcripts of those dialogues with the president and his spokesman. If you'd like to suggest a question for the White House, submit it to WorldNetDaily's exclusive interactive forum MR. PRESIDENT! By Les Kinsolving © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Today, on Scott McClellan's first day as the new presidential press secretary, the Washington Post reported that this reporter started the applause yesterday at the beginning of Ari Fleischer's final press...