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  • Fears and Smears Islamophobia is not an irrational fear, nor is it the fear of Islam

    10/22/2011 9:17:53 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    From a purely academic point of view, this translation is superior to anything produced by orientalists in the way of translations of major Islamic works.” Taha Jabir al-Alwani was writing about Reliance of the Traveller, the English version of Umdat al-Salik, the classic manual of sharia (“Islamic Sacred Law,” as the cover of Reliance puts it). Alwani is no lightweight in these matters. His specialty is fiqh — Islamic jurisprudence. In fact, he has been a member of the Islamic Fiqh Academy in Saudi Arabia and is renowned among orientalist scholars in the West as president of the Fiqh Council...
  • Energy Dept.: Law Prevents Us From Doing What We Want, Therefore the Law Doesn’t Apply

    10/14/2011 5:19:50 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    National Review - The Corner ^ | 10-14-11 | Andrew McCarthy
    How absurd is the Obama DOE’s explanation for violating the federal law against prioritizing private lenders ahead of taxpayers (i.e., sliding the president’s Solyndra cronies ahead of the public)? As Andrew’s post demonstrates, it is laugh out loud absurd — or at least it would be if the scheme were not so outrageous. Let’s put aside for the moment that, by the administration’s “reasoning,” the public could be robbed on every loan by simply “renegotiating” it 10 seconds after it was finalized. What is truly priceless is the administration’s claim that the law had to be ignored because “investors are...
  • Fraud Charges Floating for Obama Administration (Impeachment is a must)

    09/22/2011 7:21:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | September 22, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    Since we first write about the collapse of Solyndra, the solar energy company favored by the White House with a $535 million taxpayer funded loan, the stench has only gotten worse. Rather than restate the facts, here are links to our four previously published posts: September 10, 2011 – September 13, 2011 – September 16, 2011 – Fox, September 19, 2011 For those of you following this evolving scandal, here are a few more important developments and relevant details:At least five high level investigations have been initiated including the FBI, the Inspector General of the Department of Energy, the Inspector General of...
  • The Solyndra Fraud

    09/17/2011 6:33:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | September 17, 2011 | by Andrew C. McCarthy
    The Solyndra debacle is not just Obama-style crony socialism as usual. It is a criminal fraud. That is the theory that would be guiding any competent prosecutor’s office in the investigation of a scheme that cost victims — in this case, American taxpayers — a fortune. Fraud against the United States is one of the most serious felony offenses in the federal penal law. It is even more serious than another apparent Solyndra violation that has captured congressional attention: the Obama administration’s flouting of a statute designed to protect taxpayers. Homing in on one of the several shocking aspects of...
  • Of Mafiosi and Mullahs

    09/10/2011 7:59:07 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    This was supposed to be a reflection on 9/11 and what we’ve learned in the decade since — what we’ve done right, what we’ve done wrong. It would be foolish, though, to waste time retracing our steps when the lesson is simple and the threat that we will unlearn it is immediate and concrete. What we’ve learned is that the only protection from jihadist terror lies in good intelligence. And what we’re seeing is an attempt to re-establish pre-9/11 roadblocks to intelligence-gathering in the very place where, as 9/11 painfully proved, the threat to us is most profound. Commissioner Ray...
  • How the NYPD Gets Jihad Right

    09/03/2011 12:33:06 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Sept. 3, 2011 | Andrew McCarthy
    ‘Every conspiracy against Islam and scheming against Islam and the Muslims — its source is America.” “Jihad is Jihad. There is no such thing as commerce, industry, and science in jihad. This is calling things other than by its [sic] own name. If Allah says, ‘Do jihad,’ it means do jihad with the sword, with the cannon, with the grenades, and with the missile. This is Jihad. Jihad against Allah’s enemies for Allah’s cause and his word.” “Why do we fear the word ‘terrorist’? If the terrorist is the person who defends his right, so we are terrorists. . ....
  • Annals of the Arab Spring: Al-Qaeda Launches from Egypt to Attack Israel

    08/23/2011 12:44:51 PM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8/21/2011 | Andrew McCarthy
    Tension is mounting as Israel comes to grips with the new reality of Islamist Egypt. On Thursday, a team of 15 to 20 armed al-Qaeda terrorists (members of the Palestinian Popular Committees, an al-Qaeda affiliate) snaked through tunnels from Gaza to Sinai. From there, they hiked 200 kilometers over land, either ignored or facilitated by Egyptian army forces. They were thus able to sneak into Israel through the porous border at Eilat — porous because Israel has not needed to worry much about its Egyptian border for the last 30 years. At around noon, the terrorists took up positions along...
  • Christie’s ‘Crazies’ [Sharia Law in New Jersey: State Court Judge Served on Muslim Union Board]

    08/06/2011 12:18:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | August 06, 2011 | ANDREW C. McCARTHY
    ANDREW C. McCARTHY Christie’s ‘Crazies’ Sharia is not a figment of our imagination. This “sharia-law business is crap . . . and I’m tired of dealing with the crazies!” So blustered Chris Christie. Bluster is the New Jersey governor’s default mode. It has certainly served him well. When directed at surly advocates of New Jersey’s teachers’ unions — who, after all, deserve it — bluster can apparently make a conservative heartthrob out of a pol whose bite is bipartisan moderate, however titillating his bark may be. The style is so effective that Christie seems to be trying it out on...
  • The grand jihad is right on schedule [Ubama funding Muslim Brotherhood]

    07/02/2011 3:22:03 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Powerline Blog ^ | July 2, 2011 | Scott Johnson
    When Lawrence Wright set out to tell the story of the path to 9/11, he began with Sayyid Qutb. Qutb was the chief propagandist for the Muslim Brotherhood until his execution by the Egyptian government in 1966, and one of the leading contributors to contemporary Islamist ideology. Paul Berman calls him “The philosopher of Islamic terror.” Osama bin Laden was among his disciples. The Muslim Brotherhood is the largest and most important Islamist organization in the Arab world. It shouldn’t be too difficult to get a handle on what it is up to. It conceives of its mission as a...
  • Romney's Religion Problem [Sharia, not Mormon]

    06/19/2011 11:29:56 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 3 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 6/18/2011 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Mitt Romney is said to be the early frontrunner in the GOP presidential sweepstakes. One rival, Newt Gingrich, is perceived as floundering in a swirl of unforced errors and staff insurrection. Yet when it comes to Islam, which will continue to matter mightily in the next administration, the frontrunner could learn a thing or two from the flounderer. The issue is not religion. It is the seditious Islamist political program. Most Americans, myself included, would prefer not to have to think about Islam at all. Muslims forced their beliefs onto our consciousness by wanton violence and gross violations of human...
  • Middle East Howlers

    03/30/2011 7:41:34 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    A “howler,” the Wall Street Journal called it in an editorial yesterday. That certainly is a fitting description of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s latest mindboggling foray into Middle East analysis. It makes sense, she maintains, for American armed forces to get “kinetic” in Libya but not in Syria because Moammar Qaddafi is a brutal dictator while brutal dictator Bashar Assad is really a “reformer.” Perhaps she has been watching too much al-Jazeera, this former first lady who was so instrumental in her husband’s airbrushing of the terrorist kleptocrat Yasser Arafat — a peace-seeking statesman . . . at least...
  • Decoding Libya

    03/26/2011 9:09:41 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    For nearly 20 years, we’ve willfully blinded ourselves to the Rosetta Stone that decodes our enemy’s war doctrine. But the jihad (or shall we call it “kinetic Islam”?) is catalyzed not by al-Qaeda but by sharia — by Muslim law. So is the “Arab Spring,” now playing in Tripoli (and elsewhere) after rave reviews in Cairo. I have been opposed to our country’s starting a war against Libya. And starting a war is exactly what we have done, exactly what we would call it if the shoe were on the other foot — the “kinetic” and “limited” obfuscations of intervention...
  • The Libyan, er, ‘Rebels’: ‘Now, the time of jihad has arrived!’

    03/21/2011 7:33:34 PM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    Right Wing News Watch ^ | 3/21/2011 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Author: Andrew C. McCarthy Why do intervention proponents insist on calling them rebels when they call themselves mujahideen -- Muslim warriors fighting a jihad? At Pajamas, John Rosenthal has details of a report by French jounralist Marc de Chalvron, who was embedded with the Libyan "rebels" before they were turned back by Qaddafi's forces. They refer to their battle as "the jihad" -- Islamic holy war. (At least that's what they interpret jihad to mean. They apparently haven't gotten the memo from Georgetown that jihad is really a peaceful internal struggle for personal betterment, a solemn commitment to brush after...
  • On the NRO Libya Editorial, I Respectfully Dissent

    03/17/2011 8:55:07 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew c. McCarthy
    I respectfully dissent from Wendesday’s NRO editorial, which urges that the United States go to war with Libya. The editorial doesn’t put it that way. Indeed, it doesn’t call for President Obama to seek a congressional declaration of war, or at least an authorization for the use of military force, as the Bush administration understood was required before commencing combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. In this case, complying with the Constitution is almost certain to result in a resounding “no” vote from the people’s representatives — and if you think getting the Patriot Act reauthorized was uphill, figure getting...
  • Fear the Muslim Brotherhood (VERY good read)

    01/31/2011 11:00:49 AM PST · by milwguy · 26 replies
    NRO ^ | 01/31/2011 | andrew mccarthy
    At the Daily Beast, Bruce Riedel has posted an essay called “Don’t fear Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood,” the classic, conventional-wisdom response to the crisis in Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood is just fine, he’d have you believe, no need to worry. After all, the Brothers have even renounced violence! One might wonder how an organization can be thought to have renounced violence when it has inspired more jihadists than any other, and when its Palestinian branch, the Islamic Resistance Movement, is probably more familiar to you by the name Hamas — a terrorist organization committed by charter to the violent destruction of...
  • Missile Malpractice

    12/06/2010 5:21:40 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/4/2010 | Andrew McCarthy
    Show me where in the Constitution it says the government — created by the people in order to serve the people — is empowered to mandate that those selfsame people buy health insurance as a condition of living and breathing in the United States. That was the pointed demand put to Democrats during the Obamacare debate. You remember those months: threats and bribes for every wavering moderate on their side of the aisle, while Republican opposition was steamrolled with accounting voodoo and parliamentary tricks that would have made Saul Alinksy blush. And what was their answer on the Constitution? Why,...
  • American Taxpayer, Financial Jihadist

    08/14/2010 8:14:13 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew c. McCarthy
    It is “financial jihad,” explained Yusuf Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s sharia compass — and the man Feisal Rauf, the brains behind the proposed Ground Zero mosque, admires as “the most well-known legal authority in the whole Muslim world today.” It was 2002 and Qaradawi, who endorses suicide bombing and the targeting of American personnel operating in Islamic countries, was giving a lecture on the need to use the international financial system to support Islamist goals — like Hamas’s war to destroy Israel. The financial jihad has now achieved its greatest coup so far: It has co-opted the U.S. government as...
  • It’s About Sharia - Newt Gingrich resets our national-security debate.

    07/31/2010 11:09:11 AM PDT · by neverdem · 84 replies · 1+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | July 31, 2010 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    It’s About ShariaNewt Gingrich resets our national-security debate.  The 2010 midterms have not happened yet, but the 2012 campaign is under way. For that we can thank Newt Gingrich. Not because Gingrich is a candidate, though he almost certainly is. And not because he can win, because that is by no means certain. We should thank Gingrich because he has crystallized the essence of our national-security challenge. Henceforth, there should be no place to hide for any candidate, including any incumbent. The question will be: Where do you stand on sharia? The former speaker of the House gets the war...
  • Freedom Radio Welcomes the Great Andy McCarthy and Bev Perlson

    06/11/2010 11:14:25 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 26 replies · 213+ views
    Nite Cap at Freedom Radio ^ | June 11, 2010 | HonestConservative
    Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Andrew C. McCarthy joins us to discuss his newly released book 'The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America.' We'll ask Mr. McCarthy about the 15-story sharia-compliant mosque and "fun center," aka the Cordoba House, planned for within the kill zone of the World Trade Center's Ground Zero. Also joining us is the unstoppable Bev Perlson, founder of The Band of Mothers. Bev bravely spoke at the June 6 demonstration against construction of the Islamic Monument to their victory on September 11. 8 pm est Sunday June 11,
  • Pro-Troop Group Announces Third Annual Drive to Support Military Servicemen and Women (MAF)

    06/01/2010 8:20:25 AM PDT · by Syncro · 4 replies · 171+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | June 1, 2010 | Levi Russell
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 1, 2010 CONTACT: Levi Russel (509) 979 - 6615 Pro-Troop Group Announces Third Annual Drive to Support Military Servicemen and Women Sacramento, Calif. - Move America Forward, the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization is announcing the third annual “Troopathon” which is set to take place July 1st live from the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California. The Troopathon is a once-a-year fundraiser held by the group and consists of an 8 hour live video broadcast over the web and radio. This 8 hour live broadcast is hosted by Melanie Morgan, talk...