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  • Radical Islam’s Goal is Global Conquest

    07/08/2007 7:44:09 PM PDT · by rt66 · 28 replies · 1,076+ views
    FrontPage ^ | July 2, 2007
    Radical Islam’s Goal is Global Conquest By Andrew G. Bostom FrontPageMagazine.com | July 2, 2007The largely failed (and/or thwarted) acts of jihad terrorism at the end of this past week in London and Glasgow show once again that the aim of the current Islamic crusade against the West is global in scope, is not about Iraq and is not a fringe development in Islam itself. What Samuel Huntington aptly termed “Islam’s bloody borders” around the globe—flow from the timeless logic of jihad. Franz Rosenthal, the late (d. 2002) Yale University scholar of Islam, who, 50 years ago, translated Ibn...
  • Children of Jihad vs. Children of the West ...(Michelle Malkin)

    06/06/2007 4:17:53 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 35 replies · 1,582+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | Wednesday, June 06, 2007 | Michelle Malkin
    What is your most lofty aspiration? Death for the sake of Allah!" That is the charming verse kindergarteners in a Hamas classroom chanted last week during their graduation ceremony. The girls dressed in butterfly costumes. The boys donned camouflage, black masks, green bandanas and toy semi-automatic rifles. The video aired by the Middle East Media Research Institute (www.memritv.org) features the children wielding swords and guns while mimicking paramilitary exercises. And how are we preparing the children of the West to defend themselves against these little soldiers of Allah? Scene 1: In New York City, one nursery school dragged 3-year-old toddlers...
  • Go Tell The Spartans

    03/27/2007 12:57:21 PM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 53 replies · 1,563+ views
    Political Mavens ^ | 24 March 2007 | Andrew Klavan
    By now, dozens of critics have weighed in on the massive box office success of 300, but not one I’ve read has figured out the reason for it. I have: it’s a terrific picture, one of the best in years. When I compare it to the movies that were nominated for Best Picture Oscars last year, it makes them seem to be exactly what they were: watered-down warm milk for liberal baby boomers who want to close the curtains on World War III, and snuggle down under their tie-dyed covers for a long winter’s nap full of tangerine dreams. They...
  • UN unveils plan to bring together Muslim and Western societies

    11/14/2006 3:11:20 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 35 replies · 866+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 13th November 2006
    U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today that any effort to stop growing violence between Islamic and Western societies must include an end to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Annan spoke after receiving a report from a high-level group of experts on ways to alleviate Muslim-Western clashes and misunderstandings. "We may wish to think of the Arab-Israeli conflict as just one regional conflict amongst many," said Annan, who leaves his post at the end of the year. "It is not. No other conflict carries such a powerful symbolic and emotional charge among people far removed from the battlefield." Annan said he would work...
  • Europeans and Catholics Rally to Pope’s Defense

    09/22/2006 7:41:34 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 31 replies · 999+ views
    thetrumpet.com ^ | 9/22/2006 | Staff
    Pope Benedict's comments last week that sparked such a furor have united the Muslim world. But the bigger story is the effect those comments are having among Catholics. Anger toward Pope Benedict xvi is unifying Muslims, but a growing sense of sympathy and loyalty to the pontiff is rousing Catholics and Europeans to his defense. We have all seen the images of rage-ridden Muslims rioting in the streets, torching churches and demanding and re-demanding an apology from the pope. Largely underreported, however, is the growing number of Catholics and Europeans surging to Benedict’s defense. Islamic rage is igniting a deeper...
  • 'Green flag of Allah will fly over Vatican'

    09/22/2006 2:36:36 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 126 replies · 2,898+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | September 22, 2006 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Pope Benedict XVI's apologies for worldwide reaction to his remarks about Islam and his invitation today for Muslim leaders to meet with him next week are "mere diplomatic acts" and prove the pontiff does not really regret his words, a prominent Gaza Strip preacher told WND. Sheik Abu Saqer, leader of Gaza's Jihadia Salafiya Islamic outreach movement, which seeks to make secular Muslims more religious, called for holy war against the pope. He said Christian leaders such as Benedict are "afraid" because they realize Islam is Allah's favorite religion and they are going to hell unless they convert....
  • Is Islam Dying? Europe Certainly Is

    09/21/2006 3:05:07 AM PDT · by Republicain · 69 replies · 2,243+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | 09/20/2006 | Paul Belien
    Dr Koenraad Elst, one of Belgium’s best orientalists and an occasional contributor to this website (if I had time I would translate more of his Dutch-language contributions into English), told me last week that he thinks “Islam is in decline, despite its impressive demographic and military surge” – which according to Dr Elst is merely a “last upheaval.” He acknowledges, however, that this decline can take some time (at least in terms of the individual human life span) and that it is possible that Islam will succeed in becoming the majority religion in Europe before collapsing. I am not a...
  • Can the West defeat the Islamist threat? Here are ten reasons why not

    09/09/2006 1:32:58 PM PDT · by Iris7 · 166 replies · 3,467+ views
    Times Online ^ | September 09, 2006 | David Selbourne
    LET US SUPPOSE, for the sake of argument, that the war declared by al-Qaeda and other Islamists is under way. Let us further suppose that thousands of “terrorist” attacks carried out in Islam’s name during the past decades form part of this war; and that conflicts that have spread to 50 countries and more, taking the lives of millions — including in inter-Muslim blood-shedding — are the outcome of what Osama bin Laden has called “conducting jihad for the sake of Allah”. If such war is under way, there are ten good reasons why, as things stand, Islam will not...
  • Embrace the Clash

    08/27/2006 9:48:34 AM PDT · by 13Sisters76 · 13 replies · 573+ views
    Townhall ^ | Aug. 26, 2006 | Doug Giles
    Blog | Talk Radio Online | Columnists | Your Opinion | The News | Photos | Funnies | Books & Movies | Issues | Action Center Embrace the Clash By Doug Giles Saturday, August 26, 2006 The Islamofascists would love nothing more than to turn the American Dream into a nuclear nightmare. And this Islamic ill will is wished upon all Americans, not just the hawkish conservatives. Get it right, you who still don’t get it, these bug-eyed, helix-missing, religious zealots (someone must have pee’d in their gene pool), do not, I repeat, do not give a camel poop about:...
  • Will the West Defend itself?

    08/23/2006 5:28:06 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 34 replies · 1,228+ views
    Townhall ^ | 8/23/06 | Walter Williams
    Does the United States have the power to eliminate terrorists and the states that support them? In terms of capacity, as opposed to will, the answer is a clear yes. Think about it. Currently, the U.S. has an arsenal of 18 Ohio class submarines. Just one submarine is loaded with 24 Trident nuclear missiles. Each Trident missile has eight nuclear warheads capable of being independently targeted. That means the U.S. alone has the capacity to wipe out Iran, Syria or any other state that supports terrorist groups or engages in terrorism -- without risking the life of a single soldier....
  • What al-Qaida Really Wants (important read)

    08/21/2006 8:10:10 AM PDT · by jefferson31415 · 58 replies · 2,572+ views
    SPIEGEL ONLINE ^ | August 12, 2005 | Yassin Musharbash
    * The First Phase Known as "the awakening"... or more precisely from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001... The aim of the attacks of 9/11 was to provoke the US into declaring war on the Islamic world and thereby "awakening" Muslims. * The Second Phase "Opening Eyes" is, according to Hussein's definition, the period we are now in and should last until 2006. Hussein says the terrorists hope to make the western conspiracy aware of the "Islamic community."...Iraq should become the center for all global operations * The Third Phase This is described as "Arising and Standing Up" and...
  • Greeley's al-Qaeda connections make headlines around the world

    08/19/2006 5:49:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 2,747+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 8/19/06 | Mike Peters
    Many people believe you couldn't have found a more conservative, religious and docile town in America than Greeley in 1949. There were many churches, and no bars or liquor stores allowed in town. But a six-month stay here in Greeley by an Egyptian student in 1949 made him so angry that he wrote books to express his anti-American diatribe. His name was Sayyid Qutb (SIGH-yid KUH tahb) and he became one of the founders of Islamic terrorism. Television specials, literary magazines, stories in major newspapers, thousands of blogs and now a new book have noted Greeley's influence on the man...
  • It's the Policy, Stupid - Political Islam and US Foreign Policy (Gallup Islam Study)

    08/19/2006 8:07:02 AM PDT · by Nicholas Conradin · 16 replies · 679+ views
    Harvard International Review ^ | August 19, 2006 | John L. Esposito
    US foreign policy and political Islam today are deeply intertwined. Every US president since Jimmy Carter has had to deal with political Islam; none has been so challenged as George W. Bush. Policymakers, particularly since 9/11, have demonstrated an inability and/or unwillingness to distinguish between radical and moderate Islamists. They have largely treated political Islam as a global threat similar to the way that Communism was perceived. However, even in the case of Communism, foreign policymakers eventually moved from an ill-informed, broad-brush, and paranoid approach personified by Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s to more nuanced, pragmatic, and reasonable policies...
  • 'The rich variety of Muslim immigration'

    08/18/2006 4:28:50 PM PDT · by aculeus · 12 replies · 639+ views
    New Criterion.com ^ | August 18, 2006 | Roger Kimball
    The current issue of The Wilson Quarterly features an essay by Martin Walker, editor of United Press International, called "Europe's Mosque Hysteria." The basic message: "Don't worry, be happy." Sure, there are "significant numbers of potential terrorist cells" throughout Europe that reject such Western delicacies as democracy, a respect for individual liberty, the separation of church and state, freedom of religion, women's rights, and so on (I expand a bit on the list that Mr. Walker supplies), but, hey, "there are other, more promising currents" of Islamic thought. "Muslims are being changed by Europe," Mr. Walker assures us, "just as...
  • The Rise of the Caliphate

    08/17/2006 6:20:16 PM PDT · by BigFinn · 16 replies · 1,201+ views
    Human Events ^ | Aug 18, 2006 | by Oliver North
    LONDON -- Let the recriminations begin! In the aftermath of Israel's abortive, on-again, off-again military campaign against Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon, there are calls for a no-confidence vote to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. In Washington, critics of President Bush cite the latest round of Mideast violence and the discovery of a suicide plot to bomb U.S.-bound aircraft as reasons to spurn Republicans at the polls this November. In Lebanon, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah claims that Hezbollah's "victory" gives him a new mantle of political authority. His assertion is supported not just by his zealous followers -- but by governments...
  • A World Split Apart (Solzhenitsyn Nailed it 30 Years Ago...Dynamite Read!!)

    08/17/2006 3:25:50 PM PDT · by Renfield · 30 replies · 1,579+ views
    Archives from Columbia University ^ | 6-8-78 | Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    Poster's note: this is a long read, but well worth it. Solzhenitsyn describes succinctly what many of us feel, but cannot express.Text of Address by Alexander Solzhenitsyn at Harvard Class Day Afternoon Exercises, Thursday, June 8, 1978 I am sincerely happy to be here with you on this occasion and to become personally acquainted with this old and most prestigious University. My congratulations and very best wishes to all of today's graduates. Harvard's motto is "Veritas." Many of you have already found out and others will find out in the course of their lives that truth eludes us if we...
  • Libyan Reformist Criticizes Abuse of the Term 'Resistance' in Arab Political Discourse

    08/16/2006 1:27:46 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies · 396+ views
    MEMRI ^ | August 16, 2006
    Libyan Reformist Writer Dr. Muhammad Al-Huni Criticizes Abuse of the Term 'Resistance' in Arab Political Discourse In an article titled "The Lexicon of Resistance" posted on the reformist website Elaph.com on August 5, 2006, Libyan reformist writer Dr. Muhammad 'Abd Al-Muttalib Al-Huni criticizes the abuse of the term "resistance" by Islamic fundamentalists and other extremist groups.(1) The following are excerpts from the article: Resistance "Has Brought Nothing but Destruction Upon the Region" "The word 'resistance' has come to be constantly used in the killing fields known as the Middle East. The old ways resist modernity; barbarity resists civilization; the ideology...
  • ABC News Exclusive: Three Alleged Ringleaders ID'd

    08/10/2006 11:11:47 AM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 284 replies · 13,520+ views
    ABC News ^ | 8/10/2006 | ABC News
    Three of the alleged ringleaders of the foiled airplane bomb plot have been identified by western intelligence agencies involved in unraveling the plot. Two of them are believed to have recently traveled to Pakistan and were later in receipt of money wired to them from Pakistan, reportedly to purchase tickets for the suicide bombers. Sources identify the three, who are now in custody, as: --Rashid Rauf --Mohammed al-Ghandra --Ahmed al Khan
  • London - Police statement on airline bombing plot - "mass murder on an unimaginable scale"

    08/10/2006 3:00:54 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 441 replies · 17,113+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 10, 2006 | Paul Stephenson
    Police statement on airline bombing plot LONDON (Reuters) - Following is the full text of a statement issued by London Deputy Commissioner, Paul Stephenson on Thursday morning: "We are confident that we have disrupted a plan by terrorists to cause untold death and destruction and commit mass murder. The Commissioner has been fully briefed and he is at New Scotland Yard today. He and I want to pay tribute to officers from the Met's Anti-Terrorist Branch and the security services for the work they have undertaken to disrupt these activities. We believe that the terrorists' aim was to smuggle...
  • ‘12th Imam,’ Key Facet Of Islamic Prophecy, Fueling Middle East Turmoil

    08/08/2006 7:53:52 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 31 replies · 3,265+ views
    By Olivia Tulley
    Baptist Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Among the nearly 68 million people in Iran, the vast majority are Muslim who place their hope not in modern-day politics or rulers but in a person who walked the earth centuries ago and is promised to return. “Both Islam and Christianity have a very well-defined eschatology, or period of the last days; both of them cannot be correct …,” said William Wagner, senior professor at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and author of the book, “How Islam Plans to Change the World.” A majority of Shiite Muslims traditionally believe that the “12th Imam” (Islamic religious...
  • The Missiles of 27 Rajab [An August 22 Attack Coming Up?]

    08/08/2006 7:27:18 PM PDT · by OnRightOnLeftCoast · 143 replies · 5,588+ views
    Front Page Magazine.com ^ | July 28, 2006 | Lt. Col. Gordon Cucullu
    This year, we are told, the Muslim commemorations associated with their calendar date 27 Rajab will occur on August 22... [snip] If as the president of the Reform Party in Syria, Farid Ghadry claims, “Ahmadinejad is planning an illumination of the night sky over Jerusalem to rival the one that greeted the Prophet of Islam on his journey,” then it is difficult to imagine anything other than a full-scale Iranian nuclear attack. As Spencer continues, “a nuclear attack on Jerusalem or even an all-out conventional assault against Israel by Iran would be consistent with Ahmadinejad’s oft-repeated denials of Israel’s right...
  • August 22 Does Iran have something in store?

    08/08/2006 11:44:49 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 39 replies · 10,000+ views
    Opinion Journal of Wall Street Journal ^ | August 8, 2006 | Bernard Lewis
    August 22 By BERNARD LEWIS *** The phrase "Allah will know his own" is usually used to explain such apparently callous unconcern; it means that while infidel, i.e., non-Muslim, victims will go to a well-deserved punishment in hell, Muslims will be sent straight to heaven. According to this view, the bombers are in fact doing their Muslim victims a favor by giving them a quick pass to heaven and its delights -- the rewards without the struggles of martyrdom. School textbooks tell young Iranians to be ready for a final global struggle against an evil enemy, named as the U.S.,...
  • Civilized world's biggest danger ever: itself (Mort Kondracke)

    08/08/2006 12:22:37 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 44 replies · 2,091+ views
    TWENTY years ago, during the Reagan administration, I encountered a young producer at National Public Radio who said she and her husband had decided not to have children because they were convinced they'd die in a nuclear war. Immediately, I told her, "Please, have children. There's not going to be a nuclear war." I have no idea what she did. Today, I might give the same advice, but not so swiftly. Children born into the 21st century face a far more perilous future than those in the 20th century - partly because adults now seem to lack the courage and...
  • The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam will Shape the Future (book review)

    08/06/2006 6:53:26 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 1,135+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Sun, Aug. 06, 2006 | Vali Nasr (author) Alexandra Alter (reviewer
    The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam will Shape the Future. Vali Nasr. Norton. 304 pages. $25.95. Shiite Muslims have a saying: ''Every day is Ashura, and every city is Karbala.'' The adage evokes the murder of Husayn, the prophet Mohammed's grandson and, according to Shiites, his rightful successor. More generally, the phrase recalls Shiites' collective identity as the underdog, a neglected and often persecuted minority. Every year, on the 10th day of the first month of the Islamic calendar, Shiites worldwide mark Ashura, the day that commemorates Husayn's death in the Iraqi city of Karbala in 680 A.D. From...
  • “Revenge of the Prophet: How Clinton and his Predecessors Empowered Radical Islam”

    ESCONDIDO – Longtime Escondido resident Vojin Joksimovich has traded his authority as a nuclear safety specialist and risk analyst to deal in the power of words. In his new book, “Revenge of the Prophet: How Clinton and his Predecessors Empowered Radical Islam” (Regina Orthodox Press), Joksimovich outlines for readers how he believes Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda and other terrorist networks rose from obscurity to become a global threat during the Clinton years. He says that Clinton and others' lack of resolve to fight terrorism helped encourage terrorists. Though the book's title puts President Clinton in the hot seat, Joksimovich stressed...
  • Indonesion President threatens radicalization of Muslim world.

    08/03/2006 8:07:26 PM PDT · by Arcy · 21 replies · 660+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8-03-06 | Sean Yoong
    Referring to the Israeli war with Hizbollah the Indonesion president is quoted as saying "This war must stop, or it will radicalize the Muslim world, even those of us who are moderate today," said Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who leads the world's most populous Muslim country. "From there, it will be just one step away to that ultimate nightmare: a clash of civilizations." The title of the article is "Muslims press U.N. for truce in Lebanon."
  • Blair: Western values must triumph over radical Islam

    08/02/2006 7:55:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies · 1,680+ views
    CNN ^ | Wednesday, August 2, 2006; Posted: 7:19 a.m. EDT (11:19 GMT) | British Prime Minister Tony Blair
    Global battle is for hearts and minds, prime minister says British Prime Minister Tony Blair: "This is a global fight about global values."******************************LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- The conflict in the Middle East, as well as others involving Muslim extremists, revolve around "modernization within Islam" and whether the Western system of values can "beat theirs," British Prime Minister Tony Blair said in a speech Tuesday.Speaking to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, Blair went on to say that the struggle was between moderate, benign values versus the hatred and intolerance of fundamentalism."Even the issue of Israel is just part of...
  • Survey reveals Muslim views on violence (40% of Indonesians ready to wage war for their faith).

    08/01/2006 9:14:04 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 12 replies · 317+ views
    Jakarta Post ^ | 07/28/2006 | Ridwan Max Sijabat
    Survey reveals Muslim views on violence Ridwan Max Sijabat, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Up to 1.3 percent of Indonesian Muslims nationwide admit using violence against people or objects they consider contradictory to their beliefs, a survey found, with more than 40 percent ready to wage war for their faith. Acts of violence in the survey on religion and violence by the Center for Islamic and Social Studies (PPIM) ranged from 0.1 percent of respondents admitting their involvement in demolishing or arson of churches constructed without official permits, to 1.3 percent who committed "intimidation" against those they considered had blasphemed Islam....
  • Speech ( Tony Blair) L.A. World Affairs Council(Islam/War)(interesting read)

    08/01/2006 3:46:23 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 6 replies · 268+ views
    http://www.number10.gov.uk ^ | 1 August 2006 | Tony Blair
    " ... I planned the basis of this speech several weeks ago. The crisis in the Lebanon has not changed its thesis. It has brought it into sharp relief. The purpose of the provocation that began the conflict was clear. It was to create chaos, division and bloodshed, to provoke retaliation by Israel that would lead to Arab and Muslim opinion being inflamed, not against those who started the aggression but against those who responded to it. It is still possible even now to come out of this crisis with a better long-term prospect for the cause of moderation in...
  • This is just the start of a showdown between the West and The Rest

    08/01/2006 3:31:05 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 22 replies · 1,009+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | 08/02/06 | Amir Taheri
    MANY IN THE WEST see the mini-war between Israel and Hezbollah, now in its fourth week, as another episode in a tedious saga of an Arab-Jewish conflict that began with the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, a political version of the “original sin”. The conventional wisdom in the West is that the whole tale would end if Israel were to return the occupied territories to the Palestinians, allowing them to create a state of their own. But that analysis does not reflect the Middle East’s new realities. All the wars in that region of the past century,...
  • Wafa Sultan:"Clash between the Mentality of the Middle Ages and That of the 21st Century"

    08/01/2006 7:34:31 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 9 replies · 967+ views
    Memri TV ^ | 2/21/06
    Arab-American Psychiatrist Wafa Sultan: There is No Clash of Civilizations but a Clash between the Mentality of the Middle Ages and That of the 21st Century Following are excerpts from an interview with Arab-American psychiatrist Wafa Sultan. The interview was aired on Al-Jazeera TV on February 21, 2006 . Wafa Sultan: The clash we are witnessing around the world is not a clash of religions, or a clash of civilizations. It is a clash between two opposites, between two eras. It is a clash between a mentality that belongs to the Middle Ages and another mentality that belongs to the...
  • Persians Nevertheless: Why Iranians Never Became Arabs

    07/31/2006 7:33:40 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 38 replies · 2,028+ views
    Iranian ^ | 7/31/06 | Bernard Lewis
    Why this difference? Why is it that while the ancient civilizations of Iraq, Syria, and Egypt, were submerged and forgotten, that of Iran survived, and reemerged in a different form? Various answers have been offered to this question. One suggestion is that the difference is language. The peoples of Iraq, Syria, Palestine, spoke various forms of Aramaic. Aramaic is a Semitic language related to Arabic, and the transition from Aramaic to Arabic was much easier than would have been the transition from Persian, an Indo-European language, to Arabic. There is some force in that argument. But then Coptic, the language...
  • Fukuyama's Second Thoughts - At a Crossroads.

    07/31/2006 12:47:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 762+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 31, 2006 | Jonah Goldberg
    July 31, 2006, 7:15 a.m. Fukuyama's Second ThoughtsAt a Crossroads. By Jonah Goldberg When Samuel P. Huntington, author of the famous “clash of civilizations” thesis, was accused of being too simplistic, he pled guilty as charged. But, he countered, any serious attempt to explain complex phenomena — never mind the grand sweep of world history — would have to be simplistic. “When people think seriously,” he said, “they think abstractly; they conjure up simplified pictures of reality called concepts, theories, models, paradigms. Without such intellectual constructs, there is, William James said, only ‘a bloomin’ buzzin’ confusion.’” Since the end...
  • Just Another Coincidence? (Clash of civilizations...Tony Blankley alert)

    07/26/2006 5:46:56 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 40 replies · 1,494+ views
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | 7/26/2006 | Tony Blankley
    Tuesday's front-page New York Times headline on Hezbollah/Israeli fighting -- "International Force Is Favored, But No Nation Commits Troops" -- was widely received with giggling "Well, duh's!" In a way, it was funny. While the Europeans agreed that international troops should be sent in to stop the fighting, the article ended with a quote that "The Germans recommended the French, the French recommended the Egyptians, and so on." But if one scratches just beneath the surface of the headlines, the great strategic failure of America since Sept. 11, 2001 can be detected in the fourth paragraph of the N.Y. Times...
  • The Opening Round of Iran's War Against the West

    07/17/2006 8:36:51 AM PDT · by Challenge · 10 replies · 902+ views
    GAMLA: News and View from Israel ^ | July 17, 2006 | Dore Gold (former Israeli ambassador to the UN)
    The Opening Round of Iran's War Against the West Dore Gold Dore Gold is the President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and served as Israel's ambassador to the UN from 1997 to 1999. Since the 1982 Lebanon War, the United Nations Security Council has repeatedly demanded that all foreign forces leave Lebanese territory. This evacuation of outside armies and terrorist groups was rightly seen as the prerequisite for the pacification of the volatile Israel-Lebanon border and the restoration of Lebanese sovereignty. It was disturbing to see Secretary-General Kofi Annan shaking hands with Hizballah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah...
  • Dangerous liaisons: covert ''love affair" between RUSSIA and HEZBOLLAH

    07/16/2006 7:25:19 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 11 replies · 630+ views
    Axis Information and Analysis ^ | May 24, 2005 | Michel Elbaz
    The relations between Russia and the Shiite's religious leadership in Lebanon started to develop in the beginning of the seventies. The spiritual leader of the Lebanese Shia community, Imam Moussa Al-Sadr, visited Moscow in 1972 and asked Soviet authorities to issue humanitarian aid to his people. At the same time cooperation between the Marxist factions of the PLO that were active in Lebanon and Soviet military intelligence – GRU, intensified greatly. Several soviet officers (speaking fluent Arabic) even visited Palestinian terrorist training camps in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon between 1972-1975. Using their connections in PLO they managed to establish...
  • The Strong Chinese-Hamas Intelligence Connection (Debka)

    07/14/2006 9:17:45 AM PDT · by pravknight · 46 replies · 842+ views
    DEBKAfile ^ | June 26, 2006, 11:29 AM (GMT+02:00)
    A Chinese intelligence officer is engaged in covertly aiding the ruling Palestinian Hamas terrorist group, according to a Paris-based intelligence newsletter picked up by the Washington Post’s Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough on June 19. They identify Gong Xiaosheng as a Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) official who has worked out of Ramallah since Nov. 2002, first with Yasser Arafat and latterly helping Hamas. It was Gong who arrianged for Mahmoud al-Zahar to be invited to Beijing shortly after his appointment as Hamas foreign minister. The report says Gong is a strategic agent “trained in Division 8 of the...
  • Iraq Qaeda says Iran wants to 'destroy' Sunnis - Web-(hmm time to root for iranians)

    07/10/2006 5:41:43 PM PDT · by Flavius · 5 replies · 300+ views
    reuters ^ | Jul 11, 2006 | I (Reuters)
    DUBAI (Reuters) - An al Qaeda-led group said Iran was trying to destroy Sunni Muslims in Iraq and blasted the Islamic republic for hosting a conference of Iraq's neighbours, according to an Internet statement on Monday. "Safavids (Shi'ites) in Iran want to support the new Iraqi apostate government to achieve their historic dream to ... destroy Sunnis in Iraq and create the Shi'ite crescent in the region," said the statement by the Mujahideen Shura Council. "To do that they will compromise with crusaders on their alleged nuclear programme," added the statement posted on a Web site often used by Islamist...
  • Polygamy Fosters Culture Clashes (and Regrets) in Turkey

    07/10/2006 3:21:43 PM PDT · by The Lion Roars · 10 replies · 440+ views
    Though banned by Ataturk as part of an effort to modernize the Turkish republic and empower women, polygamy remains widespread in this deeply religious and rural Kurdish region of southeastern Anatolia, home to one-third of Turkey's 71 million people. The practice is generally accepted under the Koran. Polygamy is creating cultural clashes in a country struggling to reconcile the secularism of the republic with its Muslim traditions. It also risks undermining Turkey's drive to gain entry into the European Union. "The E.U. is looking for any excuse not to let Turkey in, and polygamy reinforces the stereotype of Turkey as...
  • The Management of Savagery

    07/01/2006 8:57:12 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 13 replies · 2,480+ views
    West Point ^ | Translated by William McCants
    Translation of Major al-Qaeda Book that Outlines Its Plan for Defeating U.S. and Its Allies The genre of “strategic studies”—the name given by jihadi ideologues to their books and articles on the strengths and weakness of the jihadi movement and those of its enemies—had, until recently, been neglected by Western governments and analysts involved with counterterrorism. In 2004, Hegghammer and Lia called attention to the genre (which they dubbed “jihadi strategic studies”) and usefully commented on its features (Hegghammer and Lia, SCT, 2004). More recently, Brachman and McCants demonstrated how this genre can be used to identify and exploit the...
  • Poll Shows Huge Percentage of Muslims Are Nuts

    07/01/2006 6:43:09 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies · 459+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 1 July 2006 | John Semmens
    A poll conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press titled "The Great Divide: How Westerners and Muslims View Each Other" indicated that a large portion of Muslims around the world are nuts. The survey interviewed Muslims in two groups of countries: six with longstanding, mainly Muslim populations (Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey) and four in Europe with new, minority Muslim populations (France, Germany, Britain, Spain). The majority of Muslims polled believe that the September 11, 2001, attacks on the US were carried out by either Jews or mutant X-Men. The proportions range from...
  • The War for the World

    06/30/2006 11:46:10 AM PDT · by inpajamas · 8 replies · 870+ views
    http://netwmd.com/blog/2006/06/29/685#more-685 ^ | 06-30-2006 | Randy A. Sprinkle
    The War for the WorldThroughout history there have been many wars in diverse places and as knowledge increased the inventions of man made them deadlier, so deadly that in this modern age of advanced technologies war has become unthinkable - almost. The last century also brought many wars and conflicts including World War I. Referred to as “The Great War” it was to be “the war to end all wars” or as the French would say; “la der des der“(the last of the last). But time has a way of resetting itself and history of replaying itself. It would be...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Winning the Iraq Wars, All of its many fronts

    06/30/2006 4:32:20 AM PDT · by Tolik · 16 replies · 717+ views
    NRO ^ | June 30, 2006 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The present fighting is part of a fourth war for Iraq: Gulf War I, the twelve years of no-fly zones, the three-week war in 2003, and now the three-year-old insurrection that followed the removal of Saddam Hussein.But this last and most desperate struggle, unlike the others, is being waged on several fronts. First, of course, is the fighting itself to preserve the elected democracy of Iraq. Twenty-five-hundred Americans have died for that idea — the chance of freedom for 26 million Iraqis, and the more long-term notion that the Arab Middle East’s first democracy will end the false dichotomy of...
  • If the shoe fits

    06/27/2006 3:27:41 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 18 replies · 576+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 27, 2006 | Editorial
    A recent Pew survey shows many Muslim people in Islamic nations see Westerners as selfish and immoral. And many Westerners view Muslims as violent and intolerant. Both cultures might be tempted to use these findings to reinforce their views of others. Instead, they should consider how others see them. Stereotyping - of races, religions, nationalities, and so on - is dangerous. It sparks and perpetuates prejudice and violence, from the school yard to the war zone. But generalizations about cultures often contain kernels of truth. In the effort to bridge "The Great Divide" (as the Pew Research Center survey is...
  • Islam Will Conquer the West and the World, Says Hamas

    06/26/2006 7:59:43 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 42 replies · 873+ views
    Arutz Sheva Israel Broadcasting Network ^ | June 26, 2006 | Hana Levi Julian
    Several new videos proclaim that Islam will rule the world and thatWestern nations will be conquered by terrorists, according to a reportby the Palestinian Media Watch. Terror organization Hamasreleased one new video in the wake of the death last week of one of itsleaders, Yasser Ghalban, during an internal battle between warringfactions in Gaza. The clip is a collection of Ghalban’s statements and proclamations ofHamas dogma, as well as the broader Islamic philosophy promoted by thePalestinian Authority. To view the Hamas video, click here. “We will rule the nations, by Allah’s will, the USA will be conquered,Israel will be conquered,...
  • US should take note of global survey findings(TROP hates America and it's your fault)

    06/23/2006 4:27:01 PM PDT · by milestogo · 4 replies · 197+ views
    EDITORIAL: US should take note of global survey findings The latest survey by the Pew Global Attitudes Project covering 13 Western and Muslim countries has some interesting findings for Pakistan, the most significant being that support for Osama Bin Laden in this country has significantly declined from 51 percent in May 2005 to 38 percent this year. While at 38 percent it still remains high, the decrease of 13 percentage points within a year is worth noting. This may be interpreted along the concern expressed over the spread of Islamic militancy and suicide bombings by the majority in a sample...
  • No Clash of Civilizations but a Clash between... Middle Ages and 21st Century

    05/24/2006 9:32:07 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 220 replies · 2,524+ views
    Wafa Sultan:The clash we are witnessing around the world is not a clash of religions, or a clash of civilizations.... It is a clash between a mentality that belongs to the Middle Ages and another mentality that belongs to the 21st century. It is a clash between civilization and backwardness, between the civilized and the primitive, between barbarity and rationality. It is a clash between freedom and oppression, between democracy and dictatorship. It is a clash between human rights, on the one hand, and the violation of these rights, on other hand. It is a clash between those who treat...
  • Do We Need Religion? (Islam & the Left vs the Judeo/Christian world)

    04/21/2006 7:30:03 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 177 replies · 2,273+ views
    Faithfreedom.org ^ | 4/21/2006 | Wolfgang Bruno
    Ali Sina is the Iranian ex-Muslim behind the website www.faithfreedom.org. Along with other former Muslims such as Ibn Warraq, Sina is spearheading what may be the first organized movement of ex-Muslims in Islamic history, made possible during the past ten to fifteen years by Muslim immigration to the West and the growth of the Internet. Publishing rational criticism of Islam, reaching hundreds of thousands of people and potentially hundreds of millions of people across the world, has never been done before until a few years ago. This is also part of the inspiration for my own suggestion of creating an...
  • The Clash of Civilizations and the Great Caliphate

    04/16/2006 7:03:17 AM PDT · by Leighz · 8 replies · 871+ views
    Larry Abraham's Insider Report ^ | 1/29/04 | Larry Abraham
    THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS AND THE GREAT CALIPHATE By Larry Abraham I urge all of my readers to make copies of this report and send them to your friends and relatives. The information is too critical to be overlooked in the madness of this election year. Part I of this essay was written in January before the Democrat Party primaries settled anything and before the occupation of Iraq took a turn for the worse. However, it is now more obvious that what I wrote about the nature of the Third Great Jihad is all too true. The political picture has...
  • Why Muslims are a Threat to the Western society?

    04/15/2006 12:56:58 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 17 replies · 979+ views
    The American Daily ^ | April 9th 2006. | By Alamgir Hussain
    In an earlier essay titled “Migration to the West and Radicalization of the Muslims”, I have delved into how Muslims suddenly become more radicalized or Islamized when they arrive in the West and how that helps in transforming the next generation Muslims into tools of violence and terrorism. I have also explained that the Western cultures are hateful and unacceptable to Muslims. - Islamic religious book, nor can there exist any Church, temple or synagogue. In so-called modern democratic Muslim states, such as Bangladesh and Pakistan, non-Muslims are routinely being harassed, their young girls are being abducted and forcefully married...