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  • Why Islam Will Never Accept the State of Israel

    06/30/2010 12:04:03 AM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2010 | Steven Simpson
    It is a common belief that the "Arab-Israeli conflict" is a conflict of two peoples fighting over the same piece of land and is therefore one of nationalism. Rarely, if ever, do we hear or read of the religious component to this conflict. However, if anything, the conflict is more of a "Muslim-Jewish" one than an "Arab-Israeli" one. In other words, the conflict is based on religion -- Islam vs. Judaism -- cloaked in Arab nationalism vs. Zionism. The fact of the matter is that in every Arab-Israeli war, from 1948 to the present, cries of "jihad," "Allahu Akbar," and...
  • Muslim Man arrested in wife’s beheading in Buffalo NY

    02/15/2009 12:39:53 PM PST · by TaraP · 25 replies · 1,559+ views
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - A suburban Buffalo man who founded a cable TV station to promote better understanding of Muslims in the U.S. has been arrested on charges he beheaded his wife. Orchard Park police arrested Muzzammil Hassan, 44, on Thursday for investigation of second-degree murder, The Buffalo News reported. Police identified the victim as Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37. Her body was found at his business, Bridges TV.
  • Arab FMs plot next step in Israel carve-up

    04/20/2007 8:49:22 AM PDT · by bedolido · 15 replies · 660+ views
    Jerusalem Newswire ^ | 4-19-2007 | Stan Goodenough
    The foreign ministers of 12 Arab states met in Cairo on Wednesday to discuss how most effectively to push for the realization of their vision for an Israel-free Middle East.
  • "War in Iraq lost": US Democrat leader (Reid)

    04/19/2007 11:08:17 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 373 replies · 14,455+ views
    AFP ^ | April 19, 2007
    The war in Iraq "is lost" and a US troop surge is failing to bring peace to the country, the leader of the Democratic majority in the US Congress, Harry Reid, said Thursday. "I believe ... that this war is lost, and this surge is not accomplishing anything, as is shown by the extreme violence in Iraq this week," Reid said, on the same day US President George W. Bush was giving a speech at an Ohio town hall meeting defending the war on terror.
  • Islamic scholar speaks at Cornell: U.S.-Muslim culture flourishes

    04/14/2007 10:07:17 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies · 457+ views
    Fingerlakes1.com Local Network ^ | Article published Apr 14, 2007
    ITHACA — A uniquely gifted, highly-educated and wealthy American-Muslim culture lives in the children of doctors, engineers and other Islamic professionals who came to this country a generation ago, and it can further flourish, according to Islamic scholar Dr. Umar F. Abd-Allah. “The American Muslim community is perhaps the most highly educated and wealthiest (Muslim population) in the world,” he said, noting that 59 percent of Muslim Americans have college degrees as compared to 27 percent overall. He returned to Cornell University to share his expertise on Islam on Friday, speaking to classes and in the keynote lecture of Cornell's...
  • Leftists/Islamists Preparing to Disrupt Daniel Pipes at UCLA

    04/11/2007 10:06:22 PM PDT · by Salem · 32 replies · 1,318+ views
    LittleGreenFootballs.com ^ | 11 April, 2007 | LittleGreenFootballs.com
    I am mirroring this from LittleGreenFootballs.com. Daniel Pipes sent it out on his list. I just can't be there, but if anybody is in the Los Angeles area, make it a point to be there. Remember, the video from US Irvine went global. Help support point-man Daniel Pipes in the ARENA OF THE WAR OF IDEAS! Leftists/Islamists Preparing to Disrupt Daniel Pipes at UCLA As we noted yesterday, there’s a panel discussion at UCLA tomorrow night featuring Daniel Pipes, Wafa Sultan, and Yaron Brook, on the subject: “Totalitarian Islam’s Threat to the West.” Today the moonbats and Islamic student groups...
  • More bias at PBS

    04/11/2007 6:59:20 PM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 20 replies · 983+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 11 April 2007 | Thomas Lifson (comments)
    In what appears to be a case of outrageous censorship by publicly-funded PBS, a documentary film, prepared by a partnership including the estimable Frank Gaffney, on the struggle between moderate and radical Muslims has been deep-sixed. We print below a statement prepared by Mr. Gaffney on the situation. Read the linked article and the statement and decide for yourself whether PBS is behaving as the even-handed non-partisan entity it is supposed to be. The statement: Background ... Frank Gaffney was among those invited to submit a proposal for a documentary film about the world post-9/11 to the CPB... Shortly thereafter,...
  • Sharia Calling ....(physical and psychological violence)

    04/11/2007 5:33:13 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 12 replies · 811+ views
    NRO ^ | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    In a German case in which a Muslim, Moroccan-born 26-year-old mother of two was petitioning for an expedited divorce from a man who had beaten her and threatened her life, Judge Christa Datz-Winter denied the woman’s request, a woman who already had a restraining order on her husband after police were called last May because he attacked her. The reason for the injudicious divorce denial? The Koran, the judge said, instructs that “men are in charge of women.” She explained further that the couple hails from a “Moroccan cultural environment in which it is not uncommon for a man to...
  • Islam Awareness Week kicks off at Cornell

    04/09/2007 5:55:25 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 41 replies · 1,004+ views
    Fingerlakes1.com Local Network ^ | 04/09/07 | Abdulaziz Alkhalifa
    ITHACA--Starting today and continuing for six full days, the Muslim Educational and Cultural Association at Cornell University is proud to present the third annual Islam Awareness Week. Monday opens with an intimate talk at 8 p.m. in Rockefeller Hall delivered by a resident scholar of Islam, Omer Bajwa. It is titled Islam 101: Everything you need to know about Islam (but were afraid to ask). Events continue on Tuesday with a panel discussion on The Status, Rights & Role of Women in Islam at 8 p.m. in the Alice Cook House. On Wednesday, the Muslim Chaplain at New York University...
  • CAIR And ADC Praise Pelosi Trip While Keith Ellison Cavorts With Hamas Supporter

    04/09/2007 4:41:01 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies · 517+ views
    PipeLineNews.org ^ | 4/9/07 | PipeLineNews.org
    The Islamist beneficiaries of Speaker Pelosi's visit to the Middle East have praised the trip, knowing that undermining the war on terror is supportive of their agenda. Pelosi's donning of a headscarf in Syria and Riyadh was seized upon by Arab commentators who understand it as a symbol of dhimmitude. In a PR statement released by the Council on American Islamic Relations in California, the Hamas front group expressed their approval of Pelosi's visit to the Ummayad Mosque in Damascus, and her undercutting of the administration's Middle East policy: "We applaud Speaker Pelosi's initiative to use constructive dialogue as a...
  • Ellison in Saudi Arabia ( CAIR’s congressman )

    04/06/2007 10:25:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 781+ views
    lgf ^ | April 06, 2007 | lgf
    It’s had almost no publicity, but accompanying Nancy Pelosi on her trip to Saudi Arabia was none other than CAIR’s congressman, former Nation of Islam member Keith Ellison. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sits on the chair of the vice chairman of the Saudi consultative council, during her visit to the Saudi council, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, April 5, 2007. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
  • Radical Imam tells Muslims in Holland not to pay taxes to harm Dutch state

    04/05/2007 9:47:55 PM PDT · by World_Events · 27 replies · 1,056+ views
    April 2, 2007 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Ahmed Salam, the radical Imam from Tilburg, Holland who outraged a significant part of the country's population in November of 2004 when he refused to shake the hand of then Dutch Minister of Immigration Rita Verdonk, on the religious grounds that he would not touch the hand of a woman, has not moderated his radical Islamist agitation. This despite having taken a integration course paid for by the Dutch government. In fact he is stepping up his campaign. Salam, who only speaks Arabic though having been in the country for...
  • What would it take to make the free world rise up against islamo-fascist terrorism?

    04/05/2007 9:18:28 AM PDT · by dotnetfellow · 152 replies · 2,286+ views
    Thought Experiment: What would it take to make the free world rise up against islamo-fascist terrorism? Apparently kidnapping and taking hostage British soldiers isn't going to motivate the free world to rise up against islamo-fascist terrorism. Iranian terrorists crossing into Iraq and blowing up innocents isn't going to motivate the free world to rise up against islamo-fascist terrorism. Lebanese terror groups hurling rockets into Israel isn't going to motivate the free world to rise up against islamo-fascist terrorism. And lets face it, if Gore, or Kerry after him, had won the presidential election (both close elections), even now the US...
  • Texas Senate- Pro-Khomeini imam prays anti-Jewish, anti-Christian prayer

    04/05/2007 8:28:21 AM PDT · by dennisw · 25 replies · 1,275+ views
    jihadwatch. ^ | Posted by Robert at April 5, 2007 07:27 AM | robert spencer
    An update on this story. Imam Yusuf Kavakci, like Husham Al-Husainy at the Democratic National Committee winter meeting in February, echoed the Fatiha, the most common prayer in Islam and the first sura of the Qur'an -- a prayer which has been traditionally understood as condemning Jews and Christians. And Kavakci followed its wording more closely than did al-Husainy, referring to it explicitly."Texas Senate prayer excludes Christians: Pro-Khomeini imam seeks protection from 'those who have lost the way,'" from WorldNetDaily.com, with thanks to all who sent this in: A controversial Texas imam who at one point participated in a "tribute...
  • ANN COULTER: IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T APPEASE; CRY, CRY AGAIN

    04/04/2007 3:30:29 PM PDT · by kellynla · 50 replies · 2,299+ views
    anncoulter.com ^ | Ann Coulter
    In light of the increasing noise from the fifth column in America, it is a serious question whether President Bush would have the will to deploy military force even to stop a deadly serious threat to the United States. I'm speaking, of course, of Darfur. Saddam's barbaric rape rooms, chemical attacks and torture — those, liberals could live with. But now they want us to send troops to Darfur, a country from which no one anticipates terrorism anytime in the next millennium. If you're looking for a good definition of "no imminent threat," Darfur is it. The climate change "emergency,"...
  • Persecution fastest in Islamic world Up to 250 million Christians will face persecution in 2007

    01/02/2007 10:57:08 PM PST · by rt66 · 20 replies · 601+ views
    Inspire ^ | 01.02.2006
    Persecution growing fastest in Islamic world Up to 250 million Christians worldwide will face persecution and repression in 2007, simply for following Jesus Christ, according to the latest roundup of the world’s persecution hotspots by Release International. Release has found that most persecution takes place in four distinct ‘zones’: those of Islam, Communism, Hinduism and Buddhism. But persecution is growing fastest of all in the Islamic world. Governments in even moderate Muslim countries often fail to safeguard the rights of their Christian minorities. Abuses suffered by Christians include kidnapping, forced conversion, imprisonment, church destruction, torture, rape and execution. One of...
  • Singing CAIR’s Tune, On Your Dime [CAIR Occupies TSA]

    01/02/2007 8:23:41 AM PST · by Alouette · 31 replies · 986+ views
    National Review ^ | Jan. 2, 2007 | Andrew McCarthy
    As the Bush administration squanders a trust, Democrats prepare a new “Sister Souljah Moment.” By Andrew C. McCarthy On a weekend when the Bush administration achieved a new CAIR-friendly low, a prominent Democrat, following the lead of other prominent Democrats, distanced herself very publicly from the unsavory Council on American-Islamic Relations. The Transportation Security Administration is the executive agency created after 9/11 to protect American travelers. Yet, Americans viewing its website this weekend could not have felt very protected. Aghast, instead, would have been the proper response to this posting. As if snuggling up to CAIR, coercing our law-enforcement and...
  • US Muslims plagued by discrimination after 9/11 attacks [Aaaaaaaarrrrgh!]

    09/03/2006 8:23:21 PM PDT · by Alouette · 99 replies · 1,657+ views
    Yahoo News & AFP ^ | September 3, 2006 | Mira Oberman
    DEARBORN, United States (AFP) - Discrimination and harassment by law enforcement have come to plague American Muslims in the years since the terrorist attacks of September 11. There have been suspicious looks, slurs, physical attacks, extra screening at airports and arrests on groundless charges. And it seems to be getting worse. A recent Gallup poll showed that 39 percent of Americans admit to being prejudiced against Muslims and that nearly a quarter say they would not want a Muslim for a neighbor. "Most Americans don't know Muslims except for those they work with in an urban environment so all the...
  • Not the hole truth

    08/30/2006 12:28:26 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 10 replies · 1,081+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 8/30/06 | andrew bolt
    IT'S bad enough that friends of Hezbollah terrorists could trick so many journalists with just a tall story and a rusty Lebanese ambulance. Worse is that some of those journalists seemed so eager to believe this ambulance was indeed wickedly blown up by an Israeli missile fired straight through the big red cross on its roof -- leaving not even a scorch mark. But worst is that even now that this hoax has been exposed, none of the countless writers and commentators who fell for it have admitted to passing on as fact the propaganda of terrorists. It is this...
  • The media war against Israel [Melanie Phillips nails it!]

    08/30/2006 11:31:25 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 42 replies · 1,996+ views
    melanie phillips ^ | August 30, 2006 | melanie phillips
    The media war against Israel Early in the recent Lebanon war, the blogosphere revealed the fabrication of images by Reuters, whose reputation is now in shreds among those dwindling numbers in the western mainstream media who still acknowledge there is such a thing as the truth. Since then, the nature and scale of the various frauds perpetrated by the media during that war put those doctored Reuters pictures into the shade. The western media are no longer merely producing questionable professional practices in reporting a war. They are now active participants in it — and on the wrong side of...
  • Daniel Pipes: Terrorism has advanced radical Islamist goals in Britain

    08/30/2006 3:46:09 AM PDT · by billorites · 10 replies · 516+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | August 30, 2006 | Daniel Pipes
    TWO DAYS after Aug. 10 -- when British authorities broke up an alleged plot to blow up multiple aircraft over the Atlantic Ocean -- the "moderate" Muslim establishment in Britain published an aggressive open letter to Prime Minister Tony Blair. It suggested that Blair could better fight terrorism if he recognized that current British government policy, especially with regard to "the debacle of Iraq," provides "ammunition to extremists." The letter writers demanded he change his foreign policy to "make us all safer." One prominent signatory, Labour MP Sadiq Khan, added that Blair's reluctance to criticize Israel increased the pool of...
  • Journalists blame Israel for war coverage [Dinosaur Media Death Agony]

    08/29/2006 12:08:31 PM PDT · by Alouette · 21 replies · 1,242+ views
    YNet ^ | Aug. 29, 2006 | Yaakov Lappin
    International journalists discuss Lebanon war coverage; NYT bureau chief: Israel 'not interested in Lebanese deaths' A number of journalists claimed during a convention in Jerusalem Monday evening that Israel and the IDF were mostly to blame for the way the foreign media covered the Lebanon war. The panel of journalists, largely from the international media, convened to discuss their coverage of the war, at a conference arranged by the Media Line agency's Mideast Press Club. "Journalists' access to the battlefield is controlled exclusively by the IDF," said Simon McGregor-Wood, Chairman of the Foreign Press Association, and Bureau Chief of ABC...
  • Santorum: Iran is 'enemy of our generation'...("no nuclear Iran -- There is no option here")

    08/29/2006 5:32:43 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 29 replies · 843+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune ^ | Tuesday, August 29, 2006 | Brad Bumsted
    HARRISBURG -- Islamic fascism is the "greatest threat we'll ever face," and Iran and its president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, are the driving forces behind a movement bent on destroying the United States, Sen. Rick Santorum said Monday. He said America needs to aggressively provide access to its oil reserves to decrease reliance on Middle East supplies. In a speech to the Pennsylvania Press Club, the Penn Hills Republican portrayed Iran as a country intent on getting nuclear weapons. "The principal leader of this Islamic fascist movement is Iran," Santorum said. "I believe this is the greatest enemy we will ever face....
  • On the Road Again ....( Kofi Annan sets off on his latest appeasement tour )

    08/28/2006 5:22:20 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 3 replies · 375+ views
    Spectator ^ | 8/28/2006 | Jed Babbin
    What could possibly make the Lebanon situation worse today than it was yesterday? Only yesterday the hapless Israeli defense minister, Amir Peretz, said that Israel expected the "international community" to take control of Lebanon's border crossings. Peretz's pointless whine was in response to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's statement on Saturday that the new UN force in Lebanon won't either disarm Hizballah terrorists or try to interdict shipments of weapons to Hizballah from Syria. But what Peretz said changed nothing. The Son of UNIFIL force won't do anything to inconvenience Hizballah or its Syrian and Iranian suppliers. But yes, today,...
  • Squeezing Iran

    08/27/2006 1:36:10 PM PDT · by kellynla · 30 replies · 884+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 27, 2006 | staff
    Years of bargaining with Iran has yielded the exact opposite of what was sought: Iran now seems more determined than ever to join the nuclear club. The UN Security Council's deadline for Iran to freeze its uranium enrichment program passes on Thursday. Tehran has refused to comply. The U.S. and others have signaled they will push for sanctions right after the deadline. Question: Can tough economic sanctions persuade Tehran to surrender its nuclear dreams? Yes, strong sanctions might work. Applied to the right pressure points, economic leverage can squeeze a government where it hurts--in the economy. That pain can translate...
  • What are Hezbollah’s Long-Term Goals?

    08/26/2006 2:17:50 PM PDT · by shield · 19 replies · 599+ views
    CBN News ^ | August 26th, 2006 | Paul Strand
    CBNNews.com – WASHINGTON - For now, the Middle East cease-fire agreement brokered by the U.N. seems to be holding up. But can Israel ever live in peace next to a group like Hezbollah? Because Hezbollah is nothing more than a terrorist group driven by one dark goal. As all the rest of the world begins to push Israel towards a cease-fire with Hezbollah, it's a good time to consider if there can ever truly be peace with such a terrorist group. Many people assume since Hezbollah has representatives in Lebanon's parliament, it must be more like a political party than...
  • Rewriting History at Editor & Publisher [Fauxtography Defender's Faux News ]

    08/26/2006 10:01:08 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 22 replies · 1,252+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 08/26/06 | Charles Johnson
    Fauxtography Defender's Faux News Turns out that Greg Mitchell, the Editor & Publisher editor who has been attacking the blogosphere like a rabid ferret for pointing out the bogus news from the Middle East, has first-hand experience with staging news. (Hat tip: Confederate Yankee.) Since the press seems to be in full-disclosure mode these days, I want to finally come clean. Back when I worked for the Niagara Falls (N.Y.) Gazette (now the Niagara Gazette), our city editor asked me to find out what tourists thought about an amazing local event: Engineers had literally “turned off” the famous cataracts,...
  • The CAIR-U.A.E. Connection (Muslim's $50 million public relations campaign)

    08/25/2006 8:51:45 AM PDT · by dennisw · 9 replies · 808+ views
    frontpagemag ^ | June 20, 2006 | Paul Sperry
    An Arab nation with ties to 9-11 has pledged a major endowment to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, even as the Washington-based nonprofit group insists it receives no foreign support. The United Arab Emirates recently announced on its official government website that it has set up an endowment serving as a source of income for CAIR. The amount of the funding is undisclosed, but sources say it will be enough to help CAIR finance the construction of a new $24 million office building and a planned $50 million public-relations campaign aimed at repairing Islam's -- and the UAE's -- image...
  • All Your Fakes Are Belong to Us [Video of Beirut Fauxtography]

    08/24/2006 8:34:13 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 5 replies · 827+ views
    Jawa ^ | 8/24/06 | Jawa Report
    All Your Fakes Are Belong to Us A jawa video spoof on Beirut Fauxtography.
  • Hezbollah warns Blair: you're not welcome in Beirut (Hurl Alert)

    08/23/2006 6:25:40 PM PDT · by jdm · 7 replies · 508+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | August 24, 2006 | Richard Beeston in Beirut and Sam Coates
    TONY BLAIR’S peace mission to the Middle East appeared in jeopardy last night after Hezbollah declared that the Prime Minister would not be welcome in Lebanon because of his support for Israel during the war. A senior member of Hezbollah’s politburo has told The Times that Mr Blair should stay away from the country because he was “up to his ears in the blood of Lebanese women and children”. British officials are confident that Mr Blair would be welcomed by the government of Fouad Siniora, the Prime Minister. But Hezbollah, which has emerged as the real force in the country,...
  • Bin Laden has approval from an Islamic cleric for 10 million American deaths

    08/22/2006 6:05:56 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 119 replies · 3,533+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/22/06 | Robt Spencer
    What if there are ten million and one? Religion of Peace Update from CNN, with thanks to Doug: Michael Scheuer, who once headed the CIA's bin Laden unit, says bin Laden has been given permission by a young cleric in Saudi Arabia authorizing al Qaeda to "use nuclear weapons against the United States ... capping the casualties at 10 million." "He's had an approval, a religious approval for 10 million deaths?" I asked him. "Yes," Scheuer responded.
  • Requiem for Lebanon

    08/22/2006 7:29:53 PM PDT · by CubaninMiami · 25 replies · 619+ views
    Firmas Oress ^ | 2006 | Carlos Alberto Montaner
    Lebanon, a nation invented in 1920 by the Maronite Christians with the collaboration of France, an imperial power that, together with England, redistributed the territories seized from Turkey. The Lebanese (using a precedent later utilized by Israel) created not a tribal monarchy like the rest of the Arab territories but a modern republic that defined itself, though not in so many words, as an entity voluntarily different from the Islamic world...Obviously, the dream of the Maronite Christians fades as the country turns Islamic under the demographic weight of the Muslim population, which already has amply surpassed the Christian presence. Add...
  • Kenney (Canadian Tory MP) Jumps on Liberals for Mideast Comments

    08/22/2006 6:02:08 PM PDT · by NorthOf45 · 4 replies · 278+ views
    CTV ^ | August 22, 2006 | CTV.ca News Staff
    Kenney jumps on Liberals for Mideast commentsCTV.ca News Staff August 22, 2006 The Conservative government is lashing out at comments made by Liberal MPs who were on a fact-finding mission in Lebanon and suggested Canada should be more open to talking to Hezbollah. Tory MP Jason Kenney, parliamentary secretary to the prime minister, said the comments are nothing less than a sign of support for terrorist groups. "Their idea of a balanced approach is one where Israel is always wrong," Kenney told a news conference on Tuesday. "This represents a totally irresponsible approach to foreign security policy." Liberal MP Borys...
  • Police: Traffic Stop Leads To Suspicion

    08/22/2006 1:00:15 PM PDT · by fivecatsandadog · 32 replies · 1,733+ views
    A traffic stop in Detroit has led to serious suspicion , police said . Detroit police officers pulled over a vehicle near Atkinson and Second streets on a traffic stop. When officers questioned the driver, the man said he was from West Africa. In the trunk of the vehicle, police found license plates from different states, identifications cards and Arabic literature, Local 4 reported. The man was taken in to custody on a traffic violation. Police will not comment on the items found in the vehicle, but did say they are working with federal authorities.
  • City [Dearborn] hosting 9-11 Freedom Walk

    08/18/2006 9:12:01 AM PDT · by zook · 79 replies · 2,922+ views
    Dearborn Press & Guide ^ | Aug. 16, 2006 | Cristen Kis, Press & Guide Newspapers
    DEARBORN - Dearborn is one of 39 cities — and the only one in Michigan — hosting a Freedom Walk on Sept. 11 to commemorate the five-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Dearborn has joined cities nationwide to pay tribute to victims, survivors and their families, as well as past and present military men and women. Mayor Michael A. Guido met Tuesday afternoon with Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs and the architect of the America Supports You program. America Supports You is an outreach program launched by the Department of Defense to recognize citizens' support...
  • Our Covert Enemies

    08/21/2006 11:41:50 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 21 replies · 946+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 21, 2006 | Michael Barone
    In our war against Islamo-fascist terrorism, we face enemies both overt and covert. The overt enemies are, of course, the terrorists themselves. Their motives are clear: They hate our society because of its freedoms and liberties, and want to make us all submit to their totalitarian form of Islam. They are busy trying to wreak harm on us in any way they can. Against them we can fight back, as we did when British authorities arrested the men and women who were plotting to blow up a dozen airliners over the Atlantic. Our covert enemies are harder to identify, for...
  • Why this man should give us all nightmares

    08/22/2006 8:57:25 PM PDT · by 1066AD · 55 replies · 2,285+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 8/22/2006 | ANN LESLIE
    Why this man should give us all nightmares By ANN LESLIE 23:44pm 22nd August 2006 Iran's president Almadinejad: Threatened to wipe Israel off the map Why shouldn't Iran have nuclear weapons? We have them, so has America, France, Russia, Israel, China, Pakistan, India and possibly North Korea. So why make such a fuss about Iran? After all, we gulped, but then decided to accept Pakistan's and India's nuclear bombs. Why? Because we recognised that their bombs are, essentially, a continuation of the Mutually Assured Destruction doctrine which, as a deterrent, kept us from nuclear Armageddon throughout the Cold War. In...
  • U.N. draft rules of engagement detailed

    08/22/2006 5:54:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies · 606+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 8/22/2006 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    Proposed rules of engagement for an expanded U.N. force in southern Lebanon would allow troops to open fire in self-defense, protect civilians and back up the Lebanese army in preventing foreign forces or arms from crossing the border, according to a U.N. document obtained Tuesday. The 20-page draft was circulated to potential troop-contributing countries last week by the U.N. Department of Peacekeeping Operations, which is trying to get an additional 3,500 troops on the ground by the end of next week to strengthen the 2,000 overstretched U.N. peacekeepers already there. The rules of engagement for the expanded force —...
  • Canadian soldier killed, 3 wounded by suicide attack in Afghanistan

    08/22/2006 6:39:34 PM PDT · by Clive · 15 replies · 1,189+ views
    Canadian Press via Sun Media ^ | 2006-08-22 | Terry Pedwell
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (CP) - Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan are preparing for a backlash after shooting dead a young Afghan boy and injuring another Tuesday. The shooting took place after a Canadian soldier was killed and three others injured in a suicide attack in Kandahar City. The soldier, whose name has not been released, died when a Canadian resupply convoy was struck by a vehicle packed with explosives. One civilian was also killed by the blast, along with the attacker. Several hours after the attack, an Afghan teenager was shot dead by Canadian soldiers and a young boy was injured when...
  • Iran tests short-range missile

    08/19/2006 11:26:23 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 129 replies · 5,417+ views
    AP ^ | August 20, 2006
    Iran on Sunday test-fired a surface-to-surface short-range missile a day after its army launched large-scale military exercises throughout the country, state-run television reported. "Saegheh, the missile, has a range of between 80 to 250 kilometers (50 to 150 miles)," the report said. It said the missile was tested in Kashan desert, about 150 miles southeast of Tehran, the capital. Saegheh means lightning in Farsi.
  • Live Thread for the President's Presser

    08/21/2006 7:00:51 AM PDT · by tsmith130 · 476 replies · 18,021+ views
    08/21/2006 | Me
    I guess I just started it...
  • Photojournalism in Crisis (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/18/2006 7:49:13 AM PDT · by abb · 74 replies · 2,260+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | August 18, 2006 | David D. Perlmutter
    Amid the controversy over certain pictures from Lebanon, a longtime student of war photography asks, "I'm not sure if the craft I love is being murdered, committing suicide, or both." By David D. Perlmutter (August 18, 2006) -- The Israeli-Hezbollah war has left many dead bodies, ruined towns, and wobbling politicians in its wake, but the media historian of the future may also count as one more victim the profession of photojournalism. In twenty years of researching and teaching about the art and trade and doing photo-documentary work, I have never witnessed or heard of such a wave of attacks...
  • Fauxtography: The Media Scandal Continues

    08/16/2006 3:52:11 AM PDT · by beyond the sea · 26 replies · 1,782+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 8/16/06 | Michelle Malkin
    It's the story that the journalistic elite would rather just go away. In the aftermath of Reuters' admission that one of its photographers, Adnan Hajj, had manipulated two war images from Lebanon after bloggers smoked out his crude Photoshop alterations, and all 920 of his Reuters photos were pulled, evidence of far more troubling photo staging and media deception in the Middle East continues to pour in. Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs (littlegreenfootballs.com) calls it "fauxtography." Reuters on Sunday withdrew an image of smoke rising from burning buildings after an Israeli air strike on the suburbs of Beirut on...
  • The first Photoshop war [doctored photos could be harbinger of crisis]

    08/17/2006 12:20:29 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 30 replies · 2,719+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 8/17/06 | Gal Mor
    The first Photoshop war Lebanon war's doctored photos could be harbinger of photojournalism crisis Gal Mor The photo of an apparently new Mickey Mouse doll, resting on a ruined street in the Lebanese town of Tyre following an Israeli Air Force attack, took me back to a British TV show called "Drop the Dead Monkey," which aired in Israel about 15 years ago. One of the journalists in Channel 4's satirical show used to hang around battle zones with a teddy bear in his trunk and place it at disaster zones a short time before cameras began shooting, in order...
  • Qana, Plame and karma [Media play handmaidens to Hezbollah]

    08/17/2006 12:13:14 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 8 replies · 1,218+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/17/06 | Clarice Feldman
    Many of the mainstream media apologists have conceded – and they had little choice but to do so – that many of the photographs of the Israelis’ response to Hez b’Allah’s act of war, were staged. The evidence of staging and Photoshopping is too public. The media allowed itself to be used to defame Israel, stir up sympathy for Lebanon and halt the advance into Lebanon. But the concessions of wrongdoing stop short with digital alterations. Media spokesmen are still in denial about the biggest media fraud of all: the dramatic dead baby display at Qana. EUreferendum has not given...
  • Presenting false images (WashTimes OpEd on Hajj&Co.)

    08/17/2006 6:31:17 AM PDT · by abb · 13 replies · 1,157+ views
    Washington Times ^ | August 16, 2006 | Joel Mobray
    When Reuters was forced to sever ties with free-lance photographer Adnan Hajj and remove more than 900 of his photos from its database earlier this month, long-whispered questions about the reliability of Arab stringers and freelancers came to the forefront. But while the widespread use of Arab locals in covering the Middle East raises many legitimate concerns, the Palestinian propaganda machine has enjoyed tremendous success over the years hoodwinking supposedly sophisticated Western journalists. And Hezbollah appears to have done the same over the past month. In short, almost nothing that is purported to happen in the Arab world can automatically...
  • Striking a Pose - New Qana Video Starring Green Helmet Guy

    08/16/2006 7:43:40 AM PDT · by Chickenhawk Warmonger · 11 replies · 4,717+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | August 16, 2005 | Robin Mullins Boyd
    Thanks to some intrepid digging from commenters Lancelot and Harris at EU Referendum, another video of the events at Qana has been found. This is one that I have never seen before and really shows what was going on that day. It is truly a must see for anyone that believes that the photos at Qana were staged. It completely debunks the "our photographers do not set up photos" and "the rescuers were not holding up the children for photos" claims. Believe it or not, it is a link from Wikipedia of all places. Here's the direct link to the...
  • Lebanese rescuer 'Green Helmet' injured

    08/15/2006 5:47:18 PM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 57 replies · 1,975+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 8/15/06 | KATHY GANNON
    Lebanese rescuer 'Green Helmet' injured A civil defense worker who has drawn controversy for holding up the bodies of children killed in Lebanon said Tuesday he was lightly injured fighting a weekend fire sparked by an Israeli bomb. Salam Daher, dubbed the Green Helmet for the color of his civil defense headgear, said he was hit by debris Sunday when a bomb or missile fell on a building while he was helping to battle a fire at a gas station in the port city of Tyre. "I fell over when the bomb hit, and I got some scratches from debris...
  • STILL MORE PHOTO STAGING IDENTIFIED (AP This Time! Must see!)

    08/15/2006 9:46:54 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 3 replies · 1,050+ views
    Ray Robison has yet another example of staged photojournalism from Lebanon, a car with verses from the Koran strategically placed for propaganda effect: Al-AP at it again with staged photos. Ray comments: Notice this car has a wall-hanging positioned on the door. An Arabic reader tells me this board has verses from the Koran on it. Because Islam does not allow for images of the Prophet Mohammed, Muslims use verses to adorn their homes the same way some Christians use paintings of Jesus. If you want to make the argument that this wall-hanging got where it is by chance, then...
  • Green Helmet Guys Propaganda War [Fox News shows German video from Qana]

    08/15/2006 9:39:01 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 11 replies · 2,142+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/15/06 | Fox News
    Fox is now showing the German TV video of Qana showing Green Helmet Guy posing a dead child Click here to watch the Fox News video Here is the original FR post Here is the original video on YouTube: Green Helmet the movie director [Germany's NDR busts him in the act]