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  • Karzai Condemns Alleged Body Desecration

    10/21/2005 12:33:19 PM PDT · by NavVet · 23 replies · 780+ views
    Drudge ^ | 21 Oct 05 | Wash. Post
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- President Hamid Karzai on Friday condemned the alleged desecration of the bodies of two dead Taliban fighters by U.S. troops, but he said mistakes happen in war and Afghans shouldn't let it mar their impression of the United States. His apparent attempt to reduce Afghans' anger over the incident came amid warnings by Islamic clerics of a possible violent anti-American backlash. "Sometimes things happen in these sort of operations, during war. Soldiers make mistakes," he told reporters in Kabul. "We are very grateful for the international community's assistance. ... Their soldiers have shed their blood in our...
  • It's Geneva Conventions Time !

    10/20/2005 6:31:13 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 3 replies · 389+ views
    The Morning Paper - Late Edition | 10/20/05 | vanity
    It’s Geneva Conventions Time ! CNN – and any newsreader who can find a microphone and camera – is about to have a cow ! Oooh ! Ooooh !! Oooooh !!! (Newsreader looks shocked ) The Geneva Conventions have been violated (newsreader looks stern) by American Troops - (newsreader frowns) In Afghanistan !!! (Newsreader bites lip,pretends to look reluctant.) Let’s go to the video ! (Studio camera catches newsreader’s triumphant smile just before tape begins.) Let’s see what all the fuss – and newsroom joy – is about , okay ? On October 1st, troops who were part of a...
  • It's Geneva Conventions Time !

    10/20/2005 6:30:54 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 1 replies · 318+ views
    The Morning Paper - Late Edition | 10/20/05 | vanity
    It’s Geneva Conventions Time ! CNN – and any newsreader who can find a microphone and camera – is about to have a cow ! Oooh ! Ooooh !! Oooooh !!! (Newsreader looks shocked ) The Geneva Conventions have been violated (newsreader looks stern) by American Troops - (newsreader frowns) In Afghanistan !!! (Newsreader bites lip,pretends to look reluctant.) Let’s go to the video ! (Studio camera catches newsreader’s triumphant smile just before tape begins.) Let’s see what all the fuss – and newsroom joy – is about , okay ? On October 1st, troops who were part of a...
  • Church-service assault

    10/03/2005 7:35:35 AM PDT · by Junior · 87 replies · 2,291+ views
    The Decatur Daily ^ | 2005-10-03 | Ronnie Thomas
    What would seem to be among the safest places in America came under attack Sunday morning at Annunciation of the Lord Catholic Church on Spring Avenue Southwest. After communion at the 11 a.m. Mass, a man and woman came forward, screaming. Then, to the shock and horror of the Rev. Joe Culotta and his congregation, the man turned over the cherished century-old marble altar. It tumbled down the steps and smashed onto the floor, ripping up carpet in front of the first-row pews.
  • Wanton Destruction in Gaza Bodes Ill for the Future

    09/28/2005 9:54:02 PM PDT · by anotherview · 13 replies · 329+ views
    Israel & Aliya (blog) ^ | 29 September 2005 | Caitlyn M. Martin
    Thursday, September 29, 2005 Wanton Destruction in Gaza Bodes Ill for the Future The torching of synagogues and the looting and destruction of greenhouses in Gaza doesn't bode well for a future Palestinian state if one is to ever exist. Indeed, the destruction of those synagogues makes it far more unlikely that Israel will concede areas with important Jewish holy sites in Judea and Samaria. The greenhouses, donated to the Palestinian people by wealthy American Jews who bought them from the former settlers, used to provide Israel with $60 to $100 million in agricultural exports annually. They could have provided...
  • Zimbabwe prisoners using Bibles as toilet paper

    09/09/2005 11:00:18 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 30 replies · 1,005+ views
    Prisoners in Zimbabwe's main remand prison are forced to use pages from the Bible as toilet paper, an opposition lawmaker said on Friday. Opposition lawmaker Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga made the remarks following a trip she made to Harare Remand Prison with other members of a parliamentary committee. The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) lawmaker confirmed press reports that inmates at the notorious holding cells are forced to tear out pages from Bibles inside their cells to use as a substitute for toilet paper. "Prisoners sometimes use blankets to clean themselves. But that's the level of desperation. The Bible is the only...
  • Cemetery attacked, Muslims suspected

    08/03/2005 1:13:03 PM PDT · by Minutemen · 28 replies · 968+ views
    News.Telegraph ^ | 3/8/05 | Colin Randall
    Police consider Muslim link to cemetery attack By Colin Randall in Paris (Filed: 03/08/2005) The headstones of 42 British soldiers who fell in combat in the First World War have been desecrated in what police in northern France believe may have been the work of Islamist attackers. Police and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission initially believed that the damage to the Albuera cemetery last Saturday in Bailleul-sir-Berthoult, near Arras, was caused by local vandals after a drunken night out. No slogans admitting responsibility or proclaiming any cause were found. The desecrated graveyard ‘Shocking scene’: the cost of repair is put...
  • What the heck is CBS thinking? (Check out the American flag graphic)

    07/28/2005 8:48:05 PM PDT · by oolatec · 98 replies · 10,720+ views
    CBS ^ | 7.28.2005 | CBS
  • CBS replaces stars on flag with Islamic crescent!

    07/28/2005 10:43:43 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 22 replies · 3,889+ views
    Laura Mansfield ^ | Thursday, July 28, 2005 | Laura Mansfield
    This evening I received an email from Jeff Epstein of that pointed me to an article about the Fatwa issued today by the Fiqh Council of North America against terrorism. Before I even get started on the credibility of the Fiqh Council, I have to say a few words about the CBS article. Jeff Epstein wrote in his email "Would someone like to explain how CBS can explain this? As far as I'm concerned, CBS is desecrating "Old Glory" at a time when American servicemen are dying overseas to protect our liberties. Doesn't CBS have ANY shame?" Epstein...
  • Sandpit Church

    07/22/2005 5:18:03 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 1 replies · 252+ views
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 21 July 2005 | Gillibrand
    Welcome to the Church of St Maurice in Lille, which has been given over to the care of young adults by the Bishop. A spiritual desert has resulted symbolised by a pile of dry sand and dead wood deposited in one aisle and an art exhbition in the other.
  • The devil and all his works

    07/19/2005 10:25:36 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 36 replies · 758+ views
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 16/07/2005 | Gillibrand
    The devil and all his works are on display in the Church of Notre Dame de la Chapelle in Brussels, Belgium. Indeed the altars of the Church have been transformed into exhibition stands for the works of modern art from an art collective. The relics are still in place in these altars.
  • Cops are Shot at (Catholic) Church (Gunman Was Defacing Statue of St. Ann, with BVM)

    07/19/2005 7:12:15 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 42 replies · 699+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/19/2005 | Nancy Dillon, Alison Gendar, and Dave Goldiner
    Cops are shot at church 2 officers catch Qns. madman defacing statue of Virgin Mary and her mother BY NANCY DILLON, ALISON GENDAR and DAVE GOLDINER DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS A shotgun and sword-wielding madman wounded two cops at close range yesterday after they caught him blasting the head off a century-old statue of St. Anne and the Virgin Mary outside a Queens church. One officer was hit in the head and the other in the leg by shrapnel from police hater Kevin Davy's shotgun. But at least one of the cops managed to return fire and end the 2...
  • Intolerance and Literalism

    07/02/2005 8:40:32 AM PDT · by Teófilo · 3 replies · 246+ views
    An impromptu Christian-Muslim family dialogue. Folks, I received the following letter from my cousin-in-law, Dr. Jamil Khader, Assistant Professor of English at Stetson University in Deland, Florida, who had it published on the Letters to the Editor section of the Daytona Beach News on July 1st. Cousin Jamil had the kindness to forward it to me for comment. I think that he's going to get more than what he bargained for. (LOL) I quote his letter in its entirety; my comments follow each relevant paragraph.The Rev. Jeffrey DeYoe ("Holy writ and human superstition," Community Voices column, June 11) correctly attributes...
  • Jewish cemetery hit by 117th attack in 15 years

    06/16/2005 8:12:00 AM PDT · by Parmenio · 7 replies · 483+ views
    The Guardian ^ | June 16, 2005 | Colin Blackstock
    Police are investigating a racist attack on a Jewish cemetery in which 87 graves were desecrated. It is the 117th attack on the West Ham Jewish cemetery in east London in 15 years. Some of the graves had stood for 150 years but were pushed over or broken over the last 10 days. Others were daubed with graffiti, or sprayed with swastikas. The doors to a mausoleum building in the centre of the cemetery had been forced open and more swastikas sprayed on the outside. The damage was discovered by the caretaker of the cemetery in Buckingham Road, east London....
  • Religion of Peace/Book of Peace

    06/12/2005 7:27:05 AM PDT · by JewishRighter · 6 replies · 472+ views
    Yahoo news photos ^ | June 12, 2005 | JewishRighter
  • KING VOTES TO PROTECT AMERICAN FLAG [House Judiciary passed Amendment banning desecration]

    06/08/2005 11:26:52 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 89 replies · 1,914+ views
    Congressman Steve King ^ | May 27, 2005 | Rep. Steve King (R-IA)
    KING VOTES TO PROTECT AMERICAN FLAG Americans’ Duty to Protect Symbol of Freedom Washington, D.C. — Leading up to Memorial Day, with the support of Iowa Congressman Steve King, the House Judiciary Committee passed a Constitutional amendment that would allow Congress to make it a crime to burn the American flag. Although almost eighty percent of Americans support a Constitutional amendment banning desecration of the American flag, in 1989 and 1990 the Supreme Court ruled that laws passed by Congress violated the First Amendment. Passing a constitutional amendment is the only way to protect the American flag from acts of...
  • The Desecration Of Ground Zero - (Michelle Malkin; "blame America" monument not needed!)

    06/07/2005 9:12:16 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 750+ views
    Most Americans have not been paying attention to the bureaucratic wrangling and political jockeying that has plagued the construction of the World Trade Center Memorial at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan. But it's not just New Yorkers and developers and 9/11 families who should care. A good portion of the project is federally subsidized. All of us have not only a financial stake, but also a moral stake, in protecting the honor of the victims -- and the dignity of our country. A Blame America Monument is not what we need or deserve. But it looks like one is already...
  • Spengler: Muslim anguish, Western condescension

    06/06/2005 11:06:25 AM PDT · by Ozone34 · 27 replies · 653+ views
    Asia Times Online ^ | June 6, 2005 | Spengler
    Muslim anguish, Western condescension By Spengler Why do Muslims riot over alleged desecration of the Koran? For the same reason that Christians used to riot over alleged desecration of the Host, the wafer that when consecrated becomes the body of Jesus Christ, according to Catholic belief. For Muslims, the Koran is not a holy book, like the Christian Gospels or the Jewish Torah, but the incarnate presence of Allah on Earth, dictated to the Prophet Mohammed word-for-word by the Archangel Gabriel. It is not prophecy, but the presence of divinity, as a number of commentators have observed, including this one...
  • Koran Burned, Koran Desecration At All Time High In U.S.

    06/04/2005 1:32:14 AM PDT · by hankley32 · 11 replies · 689+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 4, 2005 | Richard A. Serrano
    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon late Friday confirmed five incidents of Koran desecration at the prison for detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, wrapping up a high-priority investigation. The findings concluded that one soldier deliberately kicked the Muslim holy book, other guards hit it with water balloons, and a soldier's urine splashed on a prisoner and his Koran...more from LA TIMES IN LINK ---- Koran desecration at all time highs. reports that people are submitting video. This site "The Dilby News Monitor" also has a huge picture of a burned Koran for their frontpage today. I guess this has infuriated people...
  • Farrakhan wants probe into Koran desecration reports

    05/25/2005 6:30:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 776+ views
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 5/25/05 | AFP - Chicago
    CHICAGO (AFP) - Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called for a congressional investigation into reports of desecrations of the Koran at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba. "As Muslims, we say enough is enough," the influential African American leader said from the pulpit of his south Chicago mosque. Farrakhan said a delegation of Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders should participate in the investigation. Farrakhan also demanded that the US military either charge and try the detainees at Guantanamo Bay or release them to their families. The American Civil Liberties Union accused the US government Wednesday of turning "a...