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  • Obama: Irrelevant, Incompetent, or Intentional?

    11/08/2014 7:43:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    “Remember,” said Ronald Reagan, “we have opponents; we don’t have enemies.” That’s why President Reagan was so successful in gaining the respect and affection of the American people. Even people who did not like his policies liked him. President Obama’s troubles in office stem in no small part from is willingness to treat American opponents as enemies. (He treats America’s true enemies as friends, but that’s another matter.) The readout from Election Day is that Mr. Obama’s Democrats suffered “a massacre.” That word from Britain’s prestigious Economist is being used even as Christians and Muslims in Syria and Iraq are...
  • Zoabi Slams Israelis as 'Insensitive, Intolerant, and Critical'

    06/18/2014 3:04:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/6/14 | Tova Dvorin
    MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad - United Arab List) defended her remarks supporting Hamas's kidnapping of three Israeli teens Wednesday, stating that her views were already "well-known" and that she will not be thrown from the Knesset. "I don't think they'll throw me out of the Knesset, I haven't broken any laws," Zoabi stated, in an interview with Channel 2 Wednesday. She also derided the Israeli government for providing her and her family with a state-funded security detail, claiming that she never should have needed one at all. "I did not ask for a security detail and I'm ready to give...
  • Phil Robertson Honored at Alma Mater; Faculty Walk Out

    05/28/2014 6:16:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 107 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/27/2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Three faculty members walked out of the Louisiana Tech University commencement ceremony Saturday to show their disdain for alumnus Phil Robertson. Students in the Louisiana Tech's LGBTQ organization, Prism, sparked the idea via social media.
  • Hollywood hypocrites

    03/06/2014 5:42:02 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/6/2014 | Larry Elder
    Sunday’s Academy Awards event showcased Hollywood’s finest. Beautiful people in beautiful clothes saying lovely things about their industry – a politically “progressive” business that gives nearly all of its political contributions to Democrats. Democrats, of course, purport to believe that “the rich” do not pay their “fair share” in taxes. Democrats also believe in gender equality, that women should receive “equal pay” for “equal work.”
  • Intolerant Lefty Harasses Chick-Fil-A Employee

    08/02/2012 8:42:10 AM PDT · by tom h · 53 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 1, 2012 | Adam M Smith
    Watch this short video clip to watch a lefty in action.
  • Elma, Wash., dairy princess is lactose intolerant

    05/25/2011 11:27:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/25/11 | AP
    Elma, Wash. (AP) -- Laurel Gordon of Washington state has been putting on a tiara to promote milk products the past two years as Grays Harbor County's dairy ambassador. The funny thing is, the 18-year-old from Elma is a lactose intolerant dairy princess. The Daily World of Aberdeen reports that unless Gordon takes special pills, her body is unable to digest milk, so she drinks soy milk.
  • Wounded Marine, 1st Lieutenant Clebe McClary, ‘Too Evangelical’ For Air Force Academy

    01/22/2011 4:23:01 PM PST · by Sad Hill · 86 replies · 1+ views
    Sad Hill News ^ | 01.22.2011 | Sad Hill
    Marine 1st Lt. Clebe McClary Next, they'll be trying to snuff out officers who are too straight, or too white... (Gazette) A religious rights group is calling for the removal of the Air Force Academy’s top officer after a flap over a speaker planned for a February prayer luncheon at the school.The Military Religious Freedom Foundation says the academy’s choice of retired Marine 1st Lt. Clebe McClary shows that superintendent Lt. Gen. Mike Gould remains tilted toward evangelical Christianity and tolerates an environment where proselytizing is accepted.Lt. Gen. Mike Gould“We’re done,” said academy graduate Mikey Weinstein, the foundation’s founder and...
  • Democratic gym patron declares war on Fox News

    09/25/2009 5:36:21 AM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 121 replies · 5,191+ views
    Baltimore Sunpapers ^ | 25 Sept 2009 | Larry Carson
    Ann Geddes doesn't want a "fair and balanced" workout. But the 49-year-old worker for a nonprofit agency is having no luck getting the channel changed in front of her favorite rowing machine at a Columbia gym. The television happens to be tuned permanently to Fox News. Geddes, a liberal Democrat and former legislative aide to a Howard County delegate, said she can't stomach the conservative lineup that appears nightly as she gets her exercise. Even though the sound is off, the words scrolling across the bottom of the screen infuriate her.
  • Politics

    09/23/2009 9:07:55 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 14 replies · 616+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 09-24-09 | stolinsky
    The elderly man then began a rant against fundamentalists who believe that the Earth was created 6,000 years ago. I asked, “Suppose someone believes the Earth is only 6,000 years old? So what? If he treats people kindly, what difference does it make to you?” The man ignored my question, but reiterated his contempt for this theology. When did it become “liberal” to condemn people because of their theology? Isn’t this an example of bigotry? When did liberalism become a religion that teaches its adherents to be intolerant of other beliefs?
  • Boy Sent Home From School For Dressing As Jesus (For Halloween)

    10/31/2008 9:52:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies · 2,194+ views
    WCBS-TV ^ | October 31, 2008 | Sean Hennessey
    A Paramus middle school student was sent home Friday after he came to school dressed up as Jesus for Halloween. For a few hours, Alex Woinski was the messiah of West Brook Middle School, but like the real Jesus, Woinski was condemned, so to speak. "Sort of like a new remake of what supposedly happened," Woinski told CBS 2. Decked out in sandals, a robe, fake beard and thorns, the 13-year-old joined 500 other students at his school's Halloween celebration, and on this day, he was the chosen one - to go home. "It was offensive to some students," Woinski...
  • Liberal Blogger: “Awesome” That Jesse Helms is Dead; Hopes Limbaugh is Next

    07/04/2008 4:56:24 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 19 replies · 83+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | July 4, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Ah yes, the compassionate agents of Hope and Change. "The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday. And today is my favorite Fourth of July ever, because the United States got an AWESOME [emphasis in original] birthday present: Jesse Helms finally died." More . . .
  • Before you convert to Roman Catholicism... (Top Ten List)

    04/04/2008 11:01:22 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1,273 replies · 1,087+ views
    Last week I received the following e-mail, and I felt it would be best to share my response here on the blog. Dear Mr. White, For someone considering converting to Catholicism, what questions would you put to them in order to discern whether or not they have examined their situation sufficiently? Say, a Top 10 list. Thanks. When I posted this question in our chat channel a number of folks commented that it was in fact a great question, and we started to throw out some possible answers. Here is my "Top Ten List" in response to this fine inquiry....
  • Malaysia 'convert' claims cruelty

    07/07/2007 1:13:54 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 6 replies · 582+ views
    BBC World News ^ | Friday, 6 July 2007 | BBC News
    A Malaysian woman held for months in an Islamic rehabilitation centre says she was subjected to mental torture for insisting her religion is Hinduism. Revathi Massosai, the name by which she wants to be known, says she was forced to eat beef despite being a Hindu. Miss Massosai was seized by the Islamic authorities in January when she went to court to ask that she be registered as a Hindu rather than a Muslim
  • 'Don't Burn Women Alive'

    02/05/2007 8:37:14 AM PST · by Millee · 8 replies · 426+ views
    Sky News (U.K.) ^ | 2/2/07 | Staff
    Immigrants wishing to live in a small Canadian town have been told they must not stone women to death in public, burn them alive or throw acid on them. This extraodinary set of rules has been released by the local council of Herouxville, Quebec. The declaration, published on the town's Website, has deepened tensions in the predominantly French-speaking province over how tolerant Quebecers should be toward the customs and traditions of immigrants. "We wish to inform these new arrivals that the way of life which they abandoned when they left their countries of origin cannot be recreated here," said the...
  • BCA wants NCAA championship events banned from S.C.

    08/01/2006 4:29:15 PM PDT · by jsk10 · 36 replies · 763+ views
    cbssportsline ^ | John K.
    The NCAA will consider expanding its ban of championship events in South Carolina, possibly disallowing baseball and football teams from hosting postseason games, because the Confederate flag is displayed on Statehouse grounds.
  • Liberal college students intolerant of McCain's diversity (HUMOR if it Weren't the Truth)

    05/20/2006 2:26:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 43 replies · 1,042+ views
    NEW YORK -- Arizona Sen. John McCain received a cantankerous reception during his appearance at the New School commencement Friday, where dozens of faculty members and students turned their backs and raised signs in protest and a distinguished student speaker pointedly mocked him as he sat silently nearby. The historically liberal university has been roiled in controversy in recent weeks over the selection of McCain, a conservative Republican and likely 2008 presidential candidate, to deliver the commencement address. Some 1,200 students and faculty signed petitions asking the university president, former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey, to rescind the invitation. Petitioners said...
  • SAN DIEGO FREEPERS --- HELP RICK ROBERTS AT CHANNEL 8 -- 760 KFMB

    01/20/2006 12:22:51 PM PST · by redgirlinabluestate · 8 replies · 498+ views
    1-20-06 | SELF
    RICK ROBERTS IS A CONSERVATIVE VOICE OF REASON ON THE MORNINGS ON CHANNEL 8 IN SAN DIEGO. THE LEFTISTS ARE SEEKING HIS OUSTER FOR COMMENTARY HE GAVE YESTERDAY THAT MERELY POINTED OUT THAT THE WORDS OF OSAMA BIN LADEN SOUNDED VERY SIMILAR TO DEMOCRATIC TALKING POINTS. THEY ARE THREATENING THE STATION AND THE ADVERTISERS. FUNNY HOW THE SO-CALLED "TOLERANT" LIBERALS CANNOT HANDLE SOMEONE ELSE'S FREE SPEECH. PLEASE CONTACT THE STATION IN SUPPORT OF RICK'S RIGHT TO CONTINUE PROVIDING HIS COMMENTARIES IN THE MORNING. THANKS. news8@kfmb.com,programming@kfmb.com,community@kfmb.com, mornings@kfmb.com
  • MORFORD: Liberals Are So Intolerant!

    08/10/2005 7:42:28 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 331+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/10/5 | Mark Morford
    The Right loves to sling this smug accusation at critics from the Left. Mark Morford has a reply: I get this a lot: Hey Mark, you nefarious and perverted liberal commie tofu-hugging sex-drunk San Francisco medical experiment gone wrong from the land of fruits and nuts (or some iteration thereof -- so cute, my hate mail can be), hey, I notice you love to ridicule those creepy Christian megachurches and you enjoy spanking wide-eyed Mormons and tweaking the litigious nipples of the cult of Scientology and you recoil from toxic Bush policy like a vegetarian recoils from undercooked veal ......
  • Parading his victory [Gay Intolerance Against Religious]

    07/01/2005 5:49:28 AM PDT · by Alouette · 61 replies · 1,149+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 30, 2005 | Larry Derfner
    The elevator door in Jerusalem's City Hall opens on the ground floor and inside stands Mayor Uri Lupolianski with his bodyguard. Waiting for the elevator is Sa'ar Netanel, the forthrightly gay city councilman and nemesis of the haredi mayor. Grinning in full gloat, Netanel – dressed in casual-to-sloppy Jerusalem style, with shirt tails hanging over his loose jeans – gets in and asks the mayor provocatively, "What, don't I get a mazal tov [congratulations]?" Lupolianski – short, well-tailored, every bit the confident mayor – responds in kind. "Mazal tov for what?" he quips. "Did you just have a son? When...
  • My little exchange with a liberal today

    06/30/2005 6:37:28 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 38 replies · 910+ views
    self | self
    Everyone knows that liberals frequently troll these boards and for some reason one read my little FreepPage and emailed me about it. The following is that exchange. Liberal "joeandsally" : I see on your Freep homepage that liberals are "either willfully ignorant or evil" I am 61, father of three (a second grade teacher, a psychologist and a computer programmer) and grandfather of two. Sally and I have been married for 38 years I have both [b]achelor and master degrees as does my wife. I am a veteran (Captain, USAF) I am a liberal. Armed with this background, perhaps you...
  • CafePress T-Shirt: "SAVE AMERICA, KILL REPUBLICANS!"

    05/05/2005 1:55:37 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 90 replies · 3,293+ views
    CafePress ^ | 5/5/05 | Unknown
    "Making fun of Repubicans won't get them on our side, but threatening to kill them might be more effective."WARNING: The screen blurb on the left of the front page is peppered with F-bombs and similar sentiments from this representative of the Tolerant Left.
  • Islamist zealots attack Ahmadiyya Mosque in Bangladesh (Hundreds of Muslims attack 'non-Muslims')

    04/24/2005 10:42:18 PM PDT · by underlying · 5 replies · 654+ views
    Onlypunjab.com ^ | April 18, 2005 | South Asia News
    Islamist zealots attack Ahmadiyya Mosque in Bangladesh Unruly Islamist zealots attacked an Ahmadiyya mosque and the homes of a number of leaders of the minority Muslim sect in south-western Satkhira district of Bangladesh on Sunday. Witnesses said several hundred bigots brought out a procession in Joginagar village of Samnagar Upazial of the district, demanding that members of the Ahmadiyya community be officially declared 'non-Muslim'. They marched towards the mosque and replaced a signboard inscribed with "It's not a mosque and no Muslim will enter here for namaj (prayer)" instead of the "Ahmadiyya mosque". "The Islamist bigots captured the mosque complex...
  • The plight of Jews in Afghanistan.

    ...The Taliban was ousted by U.S.-led forces in 2001. The fact that both remaining Jews survived the Taliban's five-year reign is something of a miracle. Taliban authorities, determined to stamp out practices they considered un-Islamic, outlawed music, whipped men who failed to grow long beards and demolished two enormous Buddha statues that were carved into a cliff 13 centuries ago. Kabul's synagogue, an unassuming, white-washed building that was erected around a small courtyard on Flower Street 40 years ago, may have escaped a similar fate because it was so modest, and also because it was deserted and in disrepair when...
  • No Name Calling Week?

    01/14/2005 7:31:37 AM PST · by EdReform · 99 replies · 4,038+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 1/12/2005 | Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.
    No Name Calling Week?     1/12/2005By Warren Throckmorton, Ph.D.Yes, name-calling is wrong. But this event’s sponsors reveal the agenda behind banning it. “There is a special place in hell for people like you!” These words were directed at me by a teacher during this past summer’s National Education Association (NEA) convention in Washington, D.C. This delegate to the NEA convention made his prediction in response to my presence at the NEA’s Ex-Gay Educators’ Caucus booth in the convention exhibit hall. His cheery salutation caught me off-guard given the message of tolerance and acceptance I had been hearing around the exhibit hall....
  • MUSLIM MILITANTS THREATEN TO KILL CHRISTIAN NURSES

    10/14/2004 6:51:01 PM PDT · by miltonim · 48 replies · 1,382+ views
    COMPASS Direct ^ | Wednesday October 13, 2004 | compass
    Muslim militants have threatened to kill Christian nurses serving at the Federal Medical Center in the town of Keffi, in the central state of Nasarawa, unless they stop conducting Christian worship services. An undated letter received by hospital management and the hospital’s chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Nurses (FCN) stated, “We are making it abundantly clear that our thirst for your heads/blood is mounting daily if you continue with your worship services in the hospital unabated.” Subsequently, the medical director and chief executive at Keffi Federal Medical Center banned Christian-related activities at the facility and banned the FCN chapter...
  • Arnold Kling: The Battle of the Mosque

    07/27/2004 8:43:25 AM PDT · by Tolik · 6 replies · 483+ views
    TechCentralStation ^ | 07/27/2004 | Arnold Kling
    "But the enemy is not just 'terrorism,' some generic evil. This vagueness blurs the strategy. The catastrophic threat at this moment in history is more specific. It is the threat posed by Islamist terrorism -- especially the al Qaeda network, its affiliates, and its ideology."9-11 Commission Report, p. 379 This paragraph from the 9/11 Commission Report should come as no surprise to TCS readers. It reinforces what many of my fellow columnists have been writing about the need to face squarely the role of Islamist ideology in the terrorist threat.Unfortunately, the recommendations from the Commission do not constitute a...
  • Jews Barred From Temple Mount While Mourning Destruction Of Temples

    07/27/2004 8:46:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoHebrew · 35 replies · 2,328+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Av 9, 5764 / July 27, 2004 | Arutz Sheva
    The Temple Mount - Judaism's holiest site - was closed to Jews today in response to Muslim threats of violence if Jews were allowed to visit. The Temple Mount - Judaism's holiest site - was closed to Jews today in response to Muslim threats of violence if Jews were allowed to visit. The decision was made by Jerusalem Police Chief Ilan Franco, citing the threat of Arab violence toward Jews who would enter the holy site. The closure is particularly painful for many Jews, as today is the Fast of Tisha B'Av - the 9th of the Jewish month of...
  • 300 U.S. spies in Bosnia watch mujahedeen

    07/27/2004 8:50:29 AM PDT · by Destro · 9 replies · 1,037+ views
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 26, 2004 | UPI
    300 U.S. spies in Bosnia watch mujahedeen Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Jul. 26 (UPI) -- Hundreds of U.S. intelligence agents have been moved into Bosnia and Herzegovina to track suspected Islamic militants, the Telegraph said Monday. European intelligence sources say almost a decade after the end of the war in the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina has become a "one-stop shop" for Islamic militants heading from terrorist battlegrounds in Chechnya and Afghanistan to Iraq.
  • Plan to establish Muslim only villages in Trinidad and Tobago causes outrage.

    07/20/2004 11:15:07 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 27 replies · 4,378+ views
    Trinidad Express ^ | 07/19/04 | PHOOLO DANNY-MAHARAJ
    'No gays, adulterers for Muslim villages' By PHOOLO DANNY-MAHARAJ South Bureau Monday, July 19th 2004 Maulana Imran Hosein THERE is a plan to establish Muslim villages in Trinidad and Tobago. Speaking of the plan yesterday Maulana Imran Hosein said it was born of the need to protect and preserve Islam from the ills of society such as alcohol, fornication, adultery, illegitimate children, homosexuality, lesbianism and murders. Hosein, who was earlier this year accused by ASJA of promoting "terrorist-type" ideologies, gave the lecture on the establishment of The Muslim Village in Trinidad and Tobago during a public session at the San...
  • Headless Corpse in Orange Jumpsuit Found in Iraq

    07/15/2004 10:50:43 AM PDT · by TexKat · 30 replies · 4,437+ views
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A headless corpse dressed in an orange jumpsuit has been found by Iraqi police in the Tigris River and handed over to U.S. forces, but it has not yet been identified, a U.S. military spokeswoman said Thursday. She said it was not known whether the body was that of a Bulgarian hostage killed by his captors earlier this week. A deadline for the threatened execution of a second Bulgarian hostage passed last night without news. The body was found near Baiji, 112 miles north of Baghdad, Wednesday night. "The body had been decapitated. It was dressed in...
  • Iraq's Christians Fleeing as Attacks Against Them Increase

    07/13/2004 8:57:34 AM PDT · by milford421 · 77 replies · 1,880+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 7/13/04 | milford421
    Iraq's Christian population considers fleeing Iraq as the violence against them increases. Someone forgot to tell the terrorists that islam is a religion of mercy, peace and tolerance...
  • Anti-Jewish attack on mother and baby shakes France

    07/11/2004 5:38:37 PM PDT · by SJackson · 61 replies · 1,580+ views
    Expatica ^ | 7-11-04
    PARIS, July 11 (AFP) - French officials, civil rights groups and Jewish associations at the weekend expressed outrage at a new anti-Semitic attack committed just as President Jacques Chirac and his government vowed to crack down on racist acts. Chirac himself on Saturday called the attack, on a 23-year-old mother and her 13-month-old baby, "shameful" and said in a statement that the perpetrators must be found and punished with the full severity of the law. The assault occurred early Friday, when six unidentified men said to be of North African Arab and African origin grabbed the victim as she travelled...
  • Captors Extend Deadline to Kill Filipino

    07/11/2004 7:09:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 2 replies · 296+ views
    My Way News ^ | 7/11/04 | PAUL ALEXANDER/AP
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - The Philippines - still hoping a kidnapped Filipino trucker driver will be released - rejected demands Sunday of the hostage takers for an early troop withdrawal from Iraq. The group that snatched Angelo dela Cruz, 46, near the troubled city Fallujah on Wednesday originally gave Manila until 3 p.m. EDT to advance its pullout by a month to July 20. After the government's rejection, however, the insurgents extended the deadline by two days, until Tuesday, a government official said early Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity. "In line with our commitment to the free people of...
  • (Islamic) Rebels Cut Off Nose, Tongue of 14-year old Kashmir Girl -Police

    07/11/2004 8:29:03 AM PDT · by AM2000 · 72 replies · 2,029+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 11, 2004 10:36 AM ET | Reuters
    SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Suspected Muslim guerrillas sliced off the nose, ears and tongue of a 14-year-old girl in Indian Kashmir on Sunday, believing her to be an informer for the Indian army, police said. Mariam Begum was abducted by a group of militants from her house in Doda district south of Srinagar, Kashmir's summer capital. "The abductee was let off by the terrorists. However her ears, nose and tongue have been chopped off," a police spokesman said. Rebels have in the past killed or maimed people who they believe are helping Indian soldiers put down the 15-year revolt in...
  • Reopening the (Christian) Gates in Turkey?

    07/10/2004 10:29:43 PM PDT · by Destro · 11 replies · 1,154+ views
    beliefnet.com ^ | Jul 9, 2004 | Terry Mattingly
    Reopening the Gates in Turkey? By Terry Mattingly Scripps Howard News Service There are two front gates into the walled compound that protects the home of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, spiritual leader of the world's 300 million Eastern Orthodox Christians. Visitors enter through a door secured by a guardhouse, locks and a metal-screening device. They cannot enter the Phanar's main gate because it was welded shut in 1821 after the Ottoman Turks hanged Patriarch Gregory V from its lintel. The black doors have remained sealed ever since. A decade ago, bombers who tried to open this gate left a note:...
  • It's Wrong to call terrorists 'madmen', announces expert.

    07/11/2004 2:30:02 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 70 replies · 1,010+ views
    BBC On-Line ^ | Friday, 9 July, 2004 | staff writer
    Last Updated: Friday, 9 July, 2004, 16:24 GMT 17:24 UK Wrong to call terrorists 'madmen' Terrorist is a political not a psychiatric diagnosis, says Dr Silke Terrorists are sane and not paranoid madmen, a leading expert says. Dr Andrew Silke, a UN advisor and forensic psychologist at Leicester University, says terrorism is a political, not a psychiatric diagnosis. He said legal reports showed members of groups such as Al-Qaeda were motivated by violent events and the desire for revenge. Dr Silke was speaking at the annual conference of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Harrogate. Dr Silke and researchers from...
  • Al-Jazeera Broadcasts Video Tape of Filipino Kidnapped in Iraq

    07/07/2004 3:07:49 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 13 replies · 619+ views
    AP ^ | 7-7-04 | Maamoun Youssef
    CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Al-Jazeera television broadcast a videotape Wednesday of armed men holding a Filipino hostage and threatening to kill him if the Philippines does not withdraw its small force from Iraq in three days. The group claimed to have already killed an Iraqi security guard who was accompanying the Filipino, the newscaster said. The channel did not air the part of the video saying this. The statement gave no details of his capture. In the video, three armed and masked men stood behind the seated hostage. A banner on the wall behind them identified the captors as a...
  • Silence over Sudan--The slaughter of black Muslims by Arabs is largely ignored

    07/06/2004 7:15:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies · 999+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7-6-04 | STEVEN MARTINOVICH
    Almost as if on cue, one decade after the killing fields of Rwanda, another genocidal campaign is being conducted in Africa. The latest victims are black Muslims in Sudan's Darfur region. The perpetrators are a camel-riding Arab Muslim militia called the Janjaweed, previously financed by the Sudanese government to ethnically cleanse the region. In violation of every human norm the government is attempting to exterminate three tribes so that Arabs can take their land. USAID satellite pictures reveal that over 2,000 structures in several villages have been destroyed in the fighting. One million people from Darfur have been displaced within...
  • Al Jazeera: Out-Foxing Fox

    07/03/2004 5:55:36 AM PDT · by anita · 41 replies · 705+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | July 3, 2004 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    If President Bush wants to rescue his Iraqi adventure, here's a suggestion: Spend less time with C.I.A. sycophants like George Tenet and more time watching Al Jazeera television. The Bush administration's central intelligence failure was not that it failed to tap enough telephones. Rather, it didn't bother to understand the mind-set in Iraq or the larger Arab world — and it still doesn't. The transfer of sovereignty is a useful moment to look back at what went so wrong in Iraq. As I see it, the root problem was hubris born in a Washington echo chamber, and a resulting conviction...
  • Darfur File (The Whitewash from Sudan)

    07/02/2004 6:25:58 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 1 replies · 288+ views
    Darfur File JOINT COMMITTEE ON CEASE-FIRE IN DARFUR MEETS ON FRIDAY Khartoum, July 2 (SUNA)- The joint committee on cease-fire in Darfur meets on Friday in Ndjamena, Chad, to review reports raised to it on violations of cease-fire and other issues. Representatives of the government and arms holders in Darfur, the Chadian mediator and representative of the African Union are to participate in the meeting. Meanwhile, the political committee, which includes representatives of the government, the arms holders and mediators, would meet on Saturday to prepare for the coming peace negotiations. SUNA learned that the political committee is due to...
  • Islamists kidnap Christian girl to force conversion

    06/30/2004 3:17:46 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 19 replies · 349+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, June 30, 2004 | Stefan J. Bos
    CAIRO, Egypt – A Christian human-rights organization asked its supporters yesterday to pray urgently for a 17-year-old Christian girl in Egypt who it said has been kidnapped for a second time in two months by militants trying to force her to convert to Islam. The independent Barnabas Fund said the latest incident was part of a development in Egypt where "police have overlooked and sometimes even aided Muslim men in stealing Christian girls from their families and abusing them in the name of Islam." It noted that the girl, whose name was not identified, had been abducted from a district...
  • Report: Iraqi Militants Kill U.S. Soldier

    06/28/2004 5:35:26 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 462+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | Jun 28, 2004 | ROBERT H. REID
    Report: Iraqi Militants Kill U.S. Soldier 57 minutes ago By ROBERT H. REID, Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi militants killed an American soldier they have held hostage for nearly three months, saying the killing was because the U.S. government did not change its policy in Iraq (news - web sites), Al-Jazeera television said Tuesday. The report of the killing of Spc. Keith M. Maupin, 20, of Batavia, Ohio, came hours after the United States returned sovereignty in Iraq to an interim government. The report did not say when Maupin was killed. The U.S. military said it could not...
  • Hamas rocket kills boy, three, at kindergarten

    06/28/2004 10:28:36 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 6 replies · 268+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | June 29, 2004 | Ohad Gozani
    Israeli forces launched air strikes and massed tanks on the border with Gaza early today after a Palestinian rocket attack near a kindergarten in southern Israel killed a three-year-old boy and a man aged 49. Tanks rolled into northern Gaza while armoured personnel carriers and Israeli troops assembled at the border in preparation for what Israeli security officials said could be a prolonged operation to destroy rocket factories and root out terrorists. A rescuer clears a child's bag from the Kindergarten in Sderot The crude, homemade projectile was one of four that hit the town of Sderot, about half a...
  • Terror Group Releases Hostages

    06/29/2004 4:59:16 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies · 382+ views
    FOX News/AP ^ | June 29, 2004
    Terror Group Releases Hostages Tuesday, June 29, 2004 BAGHDAD, Iraq — The terror group responsible for beheading two foreign hostages has announced it is releasing three Turkish captives "for the sake of their Muslim brothers," Al-Jazeera television said Tuesday. The Arab satellite station broadcast a videotape showing the three hostages kneeling in front of three members of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's (search) Tawhid and Jihad terror organization, as one of the militants read a statement. "For the sake of you, our brothers, and Muslims of the people of Turkey ... we will release these hostages and send them safely home," the...
  • Beheadings fuel backlash against Muslims

    06/26/2004 2:24:01 PM PDT · by xzins · 46 replies · 370+ views
    AP ^ | 26Jun04 | Wayne Parry
    Beheadings fuel backlash against Muslims By WAYNE PARRY ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER Aref Assaf, foreground right center, president of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee's New Jersey chapter speaks at a gathering of Arab-Americans, in Paterson, N.J., Saturday, June 19, 2004, to speak out about the killing of Paul Johnson in Saudi Arabia. The group came together to condemn the militants who killed Johnson. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer) EAGLESWOOD TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- The recent beheadings of two American businessmen in the Middle East have added fuel to the angry backlash against Arab-Americans and Muslims that began after the 2001 terrorist attacks. The murders...
  • Big movement to explain meanings of Koran and study Arabic language in þBosniaþ

    06/27/2004 5:40:44 AM PDT · by Jane_N · 9 replies · 428+ views
    Kuwait News Agency ^ | June 27 | KUNA
    SARAJEVO, June 27 (KUNA) -- Bosnia's independence and democratization rebooted the country's cultural movement especially the publication of books where the Islamic Library here has expanded and developed magnificently in the last decade offering all sorts of religious books and Islamic translations. The end of the socialist rule and the return of civil liberties allowed the country to foster direct relations with the Islamic world, a major development compared to the days of former Yugoslavia when relations with Islamic nations were strictly economic and any attempt of cultural bonding was forbidden. Bosnian intellect Haris Silajdzic told KUNA that the cultural...
  • "Here in Baghdad We are Facing a Serious Sustained Terrorist Offensive"

    06/27/2004 2:02:10 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 65 replies · 4,666+ views
    Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog ^ | Sunday, June 27, 2004 | Specialist Joe Roche
    I know you are overwhelmed with news and analysis that tells you how bad things are here and how little we have accomplished. Please bear with me a little because I know the reality is far different. I believe you'll see this a bit more clearly from understanding what my fellow soldiers have done. A few months ago, I recounted to you our efforts and achievements over a full year of missions in Baghdad, as a soldier in the 16th Engineer Battalion. Now I want to focus on our military combat efforts against the uprisings and our continued missions to...
  • Beheadings fuel fresh backlash against Muslims

    06/27/2004 2:12:17 AM PDT · by Bobby777 · 152 replies · 827+ views
    CNN.Com / U.S. ^ | Saturday, June 26, 2004 Posted: 8:35 PM EDT (0035 GMT) | Associated Press
    EAGLESWOOD TOWNSHIP, New Jersey (AP) -- The recent beheadings of two Americans in the Middle East have added fuel to the angry backlash against Arab-Americans and Muslims that began after the 2001 terrorist attacks. The murders of Paul Johnson and Nicholas Berg triggered hate mail, verbal attacks and anti-Muslim signs. Muslims received death threats and their mosques were vandalized. "Since 9/11, every time there is an incident overseas attributed to Muslims or Arabs, we go on orange alert ourselves," said immigration lawyer Sohail Mohammed. "There are individuals here who are off the wall, who think that every woman who wears...
  • A lingering image--What is it that horrifies us about public decapitation?

    06/26/2004 7:25:58 PM PDT · by SJackson · 56 replies · 1,139+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-16-04 | NOGA TARNOPOLSKY
    Even those of us who were skeptical about the manner of post-September 11 American engagement with Islamic extremism, and particularly about the war for Iraq, would have been hard put to pinpoint beheading as the defining memory of this age. Mass murder, a carnage involving tens or hundreds or even thousands of victims, unless personally survived, has become diffuse in our minds. It is not the image of the swirling dust of disaster and ruin that stays, but the image of a single man cowering, terrorized in the most unequivocal, original meaning of the word, shaking and begging to live,...
  • War Against the Infidels - The message behind the beheadings.

    06/26/2004 7:21:47 PM PDT · by So Cal Rocket · 21 replies · 829+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 07/05/2004, Volume 009, Issue 41 | by Paul Marshall
    THE BEHEADING of American Paul Johnson in Saudi Arabia was terrible enough in itself, but for me it struck strangely close to home. Johnson's full name was Paul Marshall Johnson. When he was kidnapped, some media outlets, and the terrorists, referred to him as "Paul Marshall (Johnson)," with the surname in parentheses. The first I knew of the abduction was a phone call to my office from a network evening news reporter who thought that, since I have written on the Saudis and terrorism and was planning to return to the Middle East, I must be the one who had...