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  • (RAT) Lawmaker Yee Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges

    04/08/2014 4:43:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 4/08/14
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to bribery and gun charges two weeks after he was arrested as part of an FBI sting targeting political corruption and an alleged organized crime syndicate based in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Yee entered his pleas in federal court to one count of conspiracy to traffic in firearms without a license and illegally import firearms; one count of conspiring to defraud citizens of honest services; and six counts of engaging in a scheme to defraud citizens of honest services. The San Francisco Democrat is accused of conspiring...
  • Senator Leland Yee, al Qaeda, and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

    04/07/2014 8:47:44 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    New York Young Republican Club ^ | April 6, 2014 | NYYRC
    Considering the Obama administration’s implicit and explicit support in ousting Egyptian Hosni Mubarak, Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi (both whom were subsequently replaced by Muslim Brotherhood governments), and the administration’s ongoing attempts to force Bashar Assad to cede control of Syria to al Qaeda rebels, the transgressions of Senator Yee highlight yet again a disturbing trend in the American government to provide aid and comfort to al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. (And, lest we forget Fast & Furious, Mexican drug cartels, including the infamous Sinaloa cartel.) If Senator Yee is found guilty of his crimes, he should be charged with...
  • Leland Yee: An Anti-Gun Democrat Jihadists Can Love

    03/28/2014 5:38:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 28, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Leland Yee: An Anti-Gun Democrat Jihadists Can LovePosted By Robert Spencer On March 28, 2014 @ 12:25 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments California State Senator Leland Yee is the very model of a modern public servant.Yee, a Democrat, has amassed a well-deserved reputation as an anti-gun crusader: shortly after Adam Lanza’s murderous rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, Yee helped spearhead one of the toughest gun laws in the entire nation, banning the “bullet button” that allows shooters to change magazines on assault weapons quickly and easily. California Governor...
  • Philippines, Muslim rebels seal historic peace deal

    03/27/2014 10:27:30 PM PDT · by kingattax · 25 replies
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 3-27-14 | Karl Malakunas
    Manila (AFP) - The biggest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines signed an historic pact Thursday to end one of Asia's longest and deadliest conflicts, promising to give up their arms for an autonomous homeland. Following four decades of fighting that has claimed tens of thousands of lives, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) signed the peace deal with President Benigno Aquino's government at a high-profile ceremony in Manila. "The comprehensive agreement on Bangsamoro is the crowning glory of our struggle," MILF chairman Murad Ebrahim said at the signing ceremony, using a local term that refers to a Muslim homeland....
  • Video: Philippines, Muslim rebels hope for lasting peace with new deal;

    10/20/2012 7:40:17 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 11 replies
    http://www.cbn.com ^ | 10-19-2012 | Christian World News
    VIDEO. Philippines, Muslim rebels hope for lasting peace with new deal.
  • Blackface Obama billboard sparks outrage (Germany)

    09/15/2011 7:29:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    The Local ^ | 15 Sep 11 17:49 CET | Moises Mendoza
    German comedian Martin Sonneborn is well-known for jokes bordering on the tasteless. But a satirical political billboard of him posing in blackface makeup as US President Barack Obama is sparking outrage. “Ick bin ein Obama (I am an Obama),” reads the poster at Berlin’s central Ernst Reuter Platz square, in an apparent play on John F. Kennedy’s famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech. On the poster, a “black” Sonneborn smiles as he raises his arm in the air. The billboard is the latest in Sonneborn’s campaign for his satirical political party Die Partei ahead of state elections in Berlin this...
  • Philippine Muslim rebel leader breaks away

    08/23/2011 7:17:24 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 4 replies
    AFP via Google ^ | Aug 22, 2001 | Not Listed
    MANILA — The Philippines' main Muslim rebel group said a hardline commander blamed for some of the country's deadliest attacks in recent years had gone rogue because he opposed peace talks with the government. Ameril Umbrakato took about 300 followers with him as he broke away from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and formed his own group based in farming villages of the southern Philippines, MILF vice chairman Ghazali Jaafar said. "Until he returns to the fold he is considered a lost command," Jaafar told AFP. "He (Umbrakato) wants us to stop the negotiations saying it is going nowhere."...
  • Supervisor’s Wife Accused Of Sex With Minor

    10/28/2010 8:57:49 AM PDT · by taxcutisapayraise · 170 replies · 4+ views
    KPHO TV Phoenix, AZ ^ | 10-27-10 | Steve Stout, KPHO.com
    Police: Text Messages Reveal Sexual Relationship With 17-Year-Old Steve Stout, KPHO.com POSTED: 11:07 am MST October 27, 2010 UPDATED: 11:22 am MST October 27, 2010 CHANDLER, Ariz. — CBS 5 News has confirmed that Susan Brock, the wife of Maricopa County Supervisor F. Brock Fulton, was arrested Tuesday night at her Chandler home on charges of child molestation. A 17-year-old male claimed he had engaged in a sexual relationship with Susan Brock over the last three years, according to according to Joe Favazzo of the Chandler Police Department. Text messages between Susan Brock and a 17-year-old male were intercepted by...
  • Did CHrissy Matthews Drop the MIFL Bomb Today.

    04/14/2010 5:13:11 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 72 replies · 3,367+ views
    MS-KOS | 4-14-10 | self
    Someone please help me out. I was at the gym on the treadmill, and the TV next to mine was on Chrissy's show. He was interviewing that vile Bill Maher, and they were talking about the Tea Party today in Boston, and mentioned both Sarah Palin and Michele Bachman. I was reading the Closed Caption, and, in between insults to conservatives in general, He Who's Leg Tingles said something to the effect that the Tea Partiers were only interested in MILFF's. I had to do a double take, as I couldn't believe my eyes. The CC even spelled it wrong:...
  • Time ripe for peace with MILF: Clinton

    11/13/2009 8:16:17 AM PST · by Ron Jeremy · 18 replies · 1,303+ views
    cbs ^ | today | staff
    MANILA - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that she is optimistic a peace pact between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will happen before President Arroyo steps down in 2010. Clinton said she believes Mrs. Arroyo is ready to make "difficult decisions" regarding the peace talks with the MILF before the end of her term.
  • Best. Headline. Ever.

    11/12/2009 7:46:42 AM PST · by Track-A-Crat · 30 replies · 1,222+ views
    Track-A-'Crat ^ | November 12, 2009 | Track-A-'Crat
    Is surely this one. From an article in the Christian Science Monitor, of all places. Has no-one there watched American Pie? PS - Is it not also the worst possible acronym for a group of Islamic nutters? Talk about undermining yourself from the very start. Although I guess they can be excused, as they definitely haven't seen that iconic slice of American movie-making...
  • Appeals, prayers launched for abducted Irish priest

    10/18/2009 5:00:06 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 2 replies · 318+ views
    [most likely MILF, Moro Islamic Liberation Front, or Abu Sayaff] From ABS-CBN: Philippine authorities and church officials on Sunday launched fresh appeals for the safety of an elderly Irish priest they fear may be in dire need of medical attention eight days after he was abducted by unknown gunmen. Thousands of flyers were being handed out in coastal communities on the troubled southern island of Mindanao seeking help to get medicines delivered to Father Michael Sinnott, 79. Flyers being distributed in Mindanao "We appeal to your kind heart that the medicines will be delivered to Father Sinnott who currently has...
  • Police: Mich. Woman Had Sex With Biological Son

    09/11/2009 9:54:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies · 2,673+ views
    NYTimes ^ | September 11, 2009
    Police: Mich. Woman Had Sex With Biological Son By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS September 12, 2009 WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- A Detroit-area woman accused of having sex with her biological son after finding him on the Internet has been charged. Police say 35-year-old Aimee Louise Sword of Waterford Township is facing one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct after two counts were dropped earlier this week. Authorities haven't said when or where she and the teenager met, but said she gave him up for adoption more than 10 years earlier. She surrendered to police in April. Sword is free on...
  • Top Islamic militant arrested in Philippines: police

    09/05/2009 5:20:20 AM PDT · by csvset · 6 replies · 453+ views
    FRANCE24 ^ | 5 Sep 2009 | Wire
    A Muslim separatist rebel wanted for arson and bombings has been arrested in the southern Philippines, police said on Saturday. Smawtin Basilan, who is a member of the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and who had a 12,000-dollar bounty on his head, was arrested at his home in Midsayap town Wednesday, police said. Basilan is believed to be a top lieutenant of MILF commander Ameril Umbrakato, one of two MILF leaders wanted for large-scale attacks on several mostly Christian towns and provinces in the south in August last year. The attacks led to the deaths of over 300 people...
  • Mighty Quinn: August 8 (Supermodel: Being Pregnant Better Than Chanel Bag)

    08/14/2009 1:41:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 2,256+ views
    The quote of the week comes from pregnant Czech supermodel Karolina Kurkova: "You know, it's probably the new thing to be pregnant. It's not to have the Chanel python bag. It's to be pregnant." The 25-year-old joins fellow Victoria Secret models Adriana Lima, Gisele Bundchen and Heidi Klum, who are also expecting. As for baby names, Kurkova won't say. "There are a few names that we like. But I'm keeping them a secret. I don't want Adriana or Heidi or Gisele stealing my baby's name."
  • Air Force pounds MILF lairs with rockets

    06/19/2009 10:05:45 AM PDT · by Travis T. OJustice · 2 replies · 1,420+ views
    www.philstar.com ^ | June 08, 2009 12:00 AM | By James Mananghaya
    Air Force pounds MILF lairs with rockets By James Mananghaya Updated June 08, 2009 12:00 AM MANILA, Philippines - Air Force attack planes pounded yesterday the position of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels in Guindulungan, Maguindanao, as fighting between government troops and guerrillas entered its fourth day, a military spokesman reported. Lt. Col. Jonathan Ponce, spokesman for the Army’s 6th Infantry Division, said SF 21 Marchetti planes conducted two bombing runs between 11 a.m. and 12 noon. He said that scores of MILF rebels are believed dead because of the accuracy of the rockets fired from the Air Force...
  • Former teacher sentenced to jail for sex with student

    06/05/2009 12:28:14 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 65 replies · 3,590+ views
    dailytribune.com ^ | ,June 4, 2009 | ANN ZANIEWSKI
    A former Holly High School music teacher accused of having sex with two students was sentenced to jail Wednesday and barred from most unsupervised contact with minors. Ranee Sue Proper hugged supporters before facing Oakland Circuit Judge Edward Sosnick, who sentenced her to five years probation, with the first nine months of that in Oakland County Jail. The judge also ordered her to participate in sex offender treatment and not to have any unsupervised contact with minors under 18 other than her own children and relatives’ children.
  • Moro rebels destroy Transco power-transmission tower in Lanao Norte Nation

    01/12/2009 12:34:07 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 506+ views
    BUSINESS MIRROR.com.ph ^ | SUNDAY, 11 JANUARY 2009 23:53 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "ZAMBOANGA CITY—A wide swath of Western Mindanao and a large part of Lanao del Norte were plunged into darkness after rebels toppled down a transmission tower of the National Transmission Corp. (Transco), officials disclosed. 1Lt. Steffanie Cacho, Western Mindanao Command information officer, said the incident took place at about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday in barangay Tingin-Tingin, Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte. Cacho said the rebels used four homemade bombs in toppling Line Tower 22. One of the bombs, she said, failed to explode. SNIPPET: "No one has claimed responsibility for the incident, the first to take place this year. Last...
  • Muslim rebels killed in Philippine airstrike: military

    01/06/2009 4:41:36 PM PST · by csvset · 7 replies · 502+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Yahoo
    COTABATO, Philippines (AFP) - As many as 10 Muslim separatist guerrillas were killed in a pre-emptive air strike by the military in the southern Philippines on Tuesday, a military spokesman said. An air force OV-10 bomber plane spotted about a hundred armed Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) members massing in Kalamansig town on the southern island of Mindanao and dropped a bomb on them, said Lieutenant Colonel Julieto Ando. "They were planning to attack our soldiers so we launched the air offensive," said Ando, adding that troops spotted about 10 bodies after the attack but were unable to recover them....
  • Entries from Today In Category: 'Philippines'

    12/26/2008 2:53:24 AM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 505+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL ^ | December 25, 2008 | n/a
    http://www.longwarjournal.org/cgi-bin/mt-search.cgi?tag=Philippines&blog_id=7 # BLOG ENTRY - QUOTE: http://www.longwarjournal.org/today-in/2008/12/the_moro_islamic_liberation_fr_1.php Moro Islamic Liberation Front killed nine people during attacks on villagers in the provinces of Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat on Christmas eve, and continued raids on Christmas day. MILF refused to change its negotiating position or representatives, but demanded a cabinet-level official head the peace panel. Find related articles: Philippines Posted by Bill Roggio on December 25, 2008 10:33 PM | Permalink
  • Woman gives birth to her 18th child... all their names begin with 'J'

    12/19/2008 7:26:28 PM PST · by Lorianne · 169 replies · 3,615+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 19th December 2008
    Santa Claus will be busy trying to supply presents for this family. An American woman has given birth to her eighteenth child - and her husband says the couple want still more children. The fact that they are only giving their children names beginning with the letter 'J' has not slowed them up one bit. Last night Michelle delivered the baby girl by Caesarean section at a hospital in Arkansas. The baby, named Jordyn-Grace Makiya Duggar, weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces (3.26 kilograms) and was 20 inches (51 centimetres) long. "The ultimate Christmas gift from God," said Jim Bob Duggar,...
  • Is Caroline Kennedy like Sarah Palin?

    12/21/2008 2:16:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies · 1,616+ views
    Newsday ^ | Dec 20,2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A Democratic congressman compared Caroline Kennedy to Sarah Palin, saying the would-be senator hasn't proved she has the "guts and the gumption" to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton. Rep. Gary Ackerman of Queens said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday that the Kennedy legend and connections won't be enough to make her a successful senator if Gov. David Paterson appoints her to the U.S. Senate. "Everyone knows who she is, but I'm not sure what she is," said Ackerman. "Eventually she has to get in the ring, and face the public." Kennedy launched a kind of listening tour last week, in...
  • South Philippines blasts kill two

    12/18/2008 3:21:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies · 359+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | Page last updated at 15:40 GMT, Thursday, 18 December 2008 | n/a
    One report said the bombs were packed with nails Two people have died in twin explosions at shops in the city of Iligan in the southern Philippines. At least 47 people were injured - two critically - in the blasts, which went off minutes apart in two shops packed with Christmas shoppers. Police have blamed "terrorists" for the bombs, and Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice. Iligan is on the island of Mindanao, which has an active Muslim insurgency. There have been sporadic clashes between government troops and rebels fighting for self rule...
  • Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front Pushed To Go the Extra Mile for Peace

    11/08/2008 2:02:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 625+ views
    The Mindanao Examiner ^ | Thursday, November 06, 2008
    Peace advocates are scrambling in a last minute bid to reduce the prospect of the Mindanao crisis spiraling out of control following the Supreme Court October 14 decision to rule the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) unconstitutional. Amoran Andy Andoga, founding chairman and national president of the Filipino Muslim Democratic Alliance (FIMDA), says Muslim organizations and other groups need to go beyond fact-finding visits. "We have to make steps bolder and more meaningful," Andoga told the Philippine Human Rights Reporting Project. He says his group along with other non-government Muslim organizations are trying to convince the government and...
  • Barbarians at the Gates--of the White House

    10/26/2008 5:36:03 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 20 replies · 970+ views
    I don't think there is any precedent in our history for the shameful manner in which the Left has treated Sarah Palin. Left-winger Andrew Sullivan gleefully posted a particularly disgusting example of the phenomenon today; it's a YouTube video titled "Red, White and MILF." Watch it only if you have a strong stomach. If you don't know what "MILF" means--I'm sure most of our readers don't--Google it. I can remember when Sullivan was a respected journalist, not a gutter smear merchant and borderline pornographer. His descent exemplifies the Left's decline in recent years to a baboon-like level of discourse. The...
  • Top Philippine court rejects Muslim autonomy deal

    10/15/2008 6:53:40 PM PDT · by Righting · 273+ views
    ap ^ | Oct, 2008
    Top Philippine court rejects Muslim autonomy deal By OLIVER TEVES MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Supreme Court threw out on Tuesday a proposed accord to grant minority Muslims expanded autonomy after Christian protests and renewed fighting convinced the government to abandon the deal. The court had already blocked the planned Aug. 5 signing of the agreement after Christian politicians in the main southern region of Mindanao, scene of a decades-long Muslim rebellion, claimed it violated the constitution and could lead to the partition of the Philippines. The move angered Moro Islamic Liberation Front guerrillas, who went on a rampage...
  • Eight soldiers wounded in heavy fighting in Philippines

    10/14/2008 1:11:31 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 15 replies · 669+ views
    AFP ^ | 12 Oct 08 | Unknown
    MANILA, Oct 12, 2008 (AFP) - Eight soldiers, including an officer, were wounded in intense fighting with Muslim separatist rebels in the southern Philippines Sunday, the military said. Troops backed by two armoured vehicles clashed with about 60 Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) guerrillas near the town of Mamasapano in the southern island of Mindanao, it said.
  • Muslim rebel attack kills 11 in southern Philippines

    10/02/2008 6:08:16 AM PDT · by Righting · 1 replies · 244+ views
    abc ^ | Oct. 2, 2008
    Muslim rebel attack kills 11 in southern Philippines [Oct. 2, 2008] Eight Muslim rebels and three soldiers have been killed in the latest outbreak of fighting in the troubled southern Philippines, a military official said. Guerrillas of the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fired on an army patrol in Datu Piang town in the island of Mindanao yesterday, killing the three soldiers and wounding 12, local army commander Colonel Marlou Salazar said. Military reinforcements backed by armoured vehicles arrived later, prompting the rebels to flee using civilians as cover, he added. The bodies of eight rebels were recovered from...
  • Threat Matrix: September 2008

    09/03/2008 6:13:02 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 926 replies · 12,869+ views
    How The West Was Won The rapid and unexpected decline of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq was officially recognized this week, when Maj. Gen. John Kelly, commanding the Marine Expeditionary Force, turned operational control of Anbar Province over to the Iraqi army and police. Anbar, a vast expanse of desert the size of North Carolina, had been the stronghold of the Sunni insurgency. For years, foreign fighters loyal to al-Qaida had sneaked across Iraq's northwestern border with Syria, into Anbar and down a "rat line" of safe houses in Haditha, Ramadi and Hit. From Fallujah, the arch terrorist Zarqawi...
  • 8 Killed In New (Islamic) Bombing In Southern Philippines

    09/01/2008 4:11:13 AM PDT · by Righting · 3 replies · 356+ views
    mindanaoexaminer ^ | September 01, 2008
    8 Killed In New Bombing In Southern Philippines Monday, September 01, 2008 04:11:12 PM DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Sept. 1, 2008) – A homemade bomb explosion Monday ripped through a commuter bus, killing at least 8 people in the southern Philippines, where security forces are battling Moro rebels, officials said. Officials said the bombing targeted the bus owned by Metro Shuttle in Digos City in Davao del Sur province. At least seven people were seriously wounded in the attack. The bombing occurred at a bus depot shortly before 3 p.m., according to Army Col. Roland Bautista, of the...
  • Philippine Army Confirms Alliance Between Muslim And Communist Rebels In Mindanao

    08/27/2008 9:42:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies · 890+ views
    mindanaoexaminer.com ^ | August 27, 2008
    MANILA, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / August 27, 2008) – The Philippine Army on Wednesday confirmed government reports that Muslim rebels and have forged an alliance with communist insurgents in Mindanao, where security forces are battling the guerillas. Colonel Daniel Lucero, commander of the Army’s Civil-Military Operations, said the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the outlawed New People’s Army have forged a formal alliance as early as in 1999. “In fact, an informal agreement has been in existence since the late 1980’s. The formal link between the NDF, represented by the Mindanao Commission, and the MILF was forged in 1999. The...
  • [New Islamic massacre] Islamic separatists kill 28 in Philippines rampage

    08/18/2008 12:31:45 PM PDT · by Righting · 10 replies · 165+ views
    IHT ^ | August 18, 2008
    Islamic separatists kill 28 in Philippines rampage International Herald Tribune, France By Carlos H. Conde MANILA: Islamic separatists attacked several towns and villages Monday in the troubled southern Philippine region of Mindanao, ...http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/08/18/asia/phils.php
  • Supreme Court stops homeland deal with MILF

    08/04/2008 7:09:10 PM PDT · by Checkers · 3 replies · 210+ views
    abs-cbnnews.com ^ | 8/4/2008 7:35 PM | MANNY MOGATO
    MANILA - The Supreme Court issued a temporary restraining order on Monday halting a territorial deal between the government and Muslim separatists, the latest setback for peace in the nation's volatile south. The agreement between Manila and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the country's largest Muslim rebel group, was set to be signed in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday after more than 10 years of stop-start talks. The government, whose commitment to a permanent political solution for the south has sometimes been questioned, said it welcomed the court's move. "I feel this is a relief," said Jesus Dureza, President Gloria...
  • Threat Matrix: August 2008

    08/01/2008 12:17:04 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,066 replies · 8,561+ views
    Pentagon Makes Fighting Extremism Top Priority Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Pentagon on Thursday officially named "the long war" against global extremism as its top priority and pledged to avert any conventional military threat from China or Russia through dialogue. The Defense Department, in a new national defense strategy, also emphasized the need to subordinate military operations to "soft power" initiatives to undermine Islamist militancy by promoting economic, political and social development in vulnerable corners of the world. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he hoped the change would help establish permanent institutional support for counterinsurgency skills...
  • Threat Matrix: July 2008

    07/02/2008 7:02:59 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,101 replies · 9,633+ views
    Al-Qaeda Draws New Recruits Via Internet Al-Qaeda is using the Internet to recruit vulnerable young people to its terrorist network, according to a programme aired on Saudi Arabian TV late on Tuesday. Umm Osama, the founder of al-Qaeda's first women-only website, al-Khansa, joined several others on the programme to discuss how they renounced jihadist ideology. Among those who sought a response to this question was an imam from the Medina mosque, Saleh Ibn Awad al-Mudamsi, and the father of a young al-Qaeda suspect held in an Iraqi prison. Read More Qaeda Targets U.S. Oil Interests in North Africa U.S....
  • Philippines eyes plebiscite to okay Muslim homeland

    07/17/2008 4:39:17 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 25 replies · 232+ views
    Reuters ^ | 17 Jul 2008 | Manny Mogato
    MANILA, July 17 (Reuters) - The Philippines will hold a plebiscite early next year in more than 700 southern villages to set up an ancestral homeland for Muslims, part of a deal with the country's biggest rebel group, officials said on Thursday. Hermogenes Esperon, the president's peace adviser, told reporters the proposed Muslim homeland would also be empowered to collect about 75 percent of taxes from oil, mines and fisheries in the area. He was speaking in Manila a day after government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) negotiators hammered out a deal in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital. "The...
  • Threat Matrix: June 2008

    06/02/2008 12:04:34 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,085 replies · 5,263+ views
    The Hunt for American al Qaeda The United States is turning up the heat in the hunt for the California boy turned al Qaeda operative, Adam Gadahn, who has been charged with treason and is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan. If caught and convicted, Gadahn could face the death penalty. The State Department along with the Department of Diplomatic Security announced the beginning of a publicity campaign in Afghanistan urging locals to provide any information on Gadahn's whereabouts, with a reward if the information leads to his capture. Radio advertisements with information concerning the $1 million reward have...
  • The Starvation Jihad

    05/04/2008 8:57:04 PM PDT · by Jbny · 7 replies · 81+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | April 4, 2008 | Abe Greenwald
    In Zadie Smith’s novel White Teeth, the militant members of the Keepers of the Eternal and Victorious Islamic Nation (KEVIN) claim they have an “acronym problem”. Not compared to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front! MILF has an acronym problem. And its real. But names are the least of this Philippine radical group’s concerns. What they don’t have is food. At least they didn’t until Wednesday, when they picked up their guns and took over the coastal village of Sangay. Three hundred armed jihadists forced more than a thousand (mostly Christian) villagers off their land after demanding food and confiscating recently-harvested...
  • Threat Matrix: May 2008

    05/01/2008 3:06:29 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,313 replies · 4,222+ views
    U.S. Wary Of Small Boat Terrorism As boating season approaches, the Bush administration wants to enlist America's 80 million recreational boaters to help reduce the chances that a small boat could deliver a nuclear or radiological bomb somewhere along the 95,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways. According to an April 23 intelligence assessment obtained by The Associated Press, "The use of a small boat as a weapon is likely to remain al Qaeda's weapon of choice in the maritime environment, given its ease in arming and deploying, low cost, and record of success." While the United States...
  • Mindanao, Islamic rebels drive more than a thousand Christians from their land

    05/03/2008 11:16:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 212+ views
    asia news ^ | 05/03/2008 | Santosh Digal
    The Moro Islamic Liberation Front has forced about 1,200 Christian farmers to flee from a village in the southern province of Mindanao. This is confirmed by the local police, who withdrew from the area in order to avoid an armed conflict with the rebels. This situation deteriorated last week, when Malaysia withdrew its mediators from the province, the stronghold of the Muslim Filipinos. Garcia, a local farmer, recounts: "The Islamic Front arrived suddenly and claimed their forefathers owned the land we are farming, and at gunpoint told us to leave. Police were not allowed entry, so they backed off to...
  • Muslim rebels expel Christians

    05/02/2008 4:41:30 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 15 replies · 161+ views
    TVNZ ^ | May 2, 2008 | Staff
    Muslim rebels have forced hundreds of mainly Christian families off their farms in the southern Philippines, escalating tensions in the region ahead of the withdrawal of Malaysian peace monitors next week. Rolando Garcia, mayor of Kalamansig town on the troubled southern island of Mindanao, said that heavily-armed members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) claimed the farmers' land belonged to the Muslim minority. "We have about 1,200 people in our temporary shelter areas...afraid to return to their farms," Garcia told reporters, adding rice was about to be harvested when the rebels came late on Wednesday. The 11,000-strong MILF is...
  • MILF blames govt for crisis in peace talks

    04/30/2008 2:11:18 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 13 replies · 154+ views
    ABS/CBN ^ | April 29, 2008
    The Moro Islamic Liberation Front blamed Tuesday the Philippine government for the current crisis affecting peace negotiations between the GRP and MILF panels. In a statement, MILF Chaiman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim said the government should adhere to the consensus points and a draft proposal on the issue of ancestral domain. He added that such moves could avert the possible disintegration of the peace process and may spark another round of talks.
  • Islamic Terror Group Had Designs On Singapore Water Pipelines, Chiemical Factories, Defense Sites

    09/19/2002 1:31:29 PM PDT · by Shermy · 10 replies · 436+ views
    Singapore Strait-Times ^ | September 19, 2002
    THE Singapore Government disclosed on Thursday that the Islamic group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) had plans to mount terrorist attacks on Singapore targets, including key water pipelines and the defence ministry headquarters in Bukit Gombak. Other sites surveyed by members of the group included Jurong Island and Changi Airport. Jurong Island, off the south-western coast of Singapore, is home to several chemical factories. Along with some details of these plans, a Government statement unveiled the identities of the 21 Singaporeans detained under the Internal Security Act on Aug 16. The Government believes that with these 21 now under custody, the Singapore...
  • First on Fox: Wife of County Official Caught in Sex Sting

    03/21/2008 10:18:54 PM PDT · by pissant · 51 replies · 5,720+ views
    Fox ^ | 3/21/08 | staff
    A county emergency management official takes a leave of absence just days after police pick up his wife in a high-profile sex sting. Sources tell Fox Philadelphia that Edward Atkins, the director of emergency services in Chester County, took a leave of absence until his wife's legal matters can be worked out. 49-year-old Theresa Atkins was one of five women picked up by Philadelphia police at a high-end Center City hotel after allegedly offering to perform sex acts in exchange for cash. Sources say she told undercover cops she was turning tricks to put her kids through college. On her...
  • U.S. Assures Muslim Rebels on Philippine Exercises

    02/20/2008 2:42:49 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 16 replies · 631+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 19, 2008 | Reuters
    MANILA (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to the Philippines met the leader of the country's largest Muslim rebel group on Tuesday in an effort to defuse tensions over U.S. soldiers entering Muslim areas in the south. Earlier this week, thousands of people protested against the U.S. military's plans to hold humanitarian missions in areas controlled by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) as part of annual training exercises with Philippine troops. "The U.S. ambassador assured us the U.S. soldiers would not be involved in any combat activities," Mohaqher Iqbal, head of the MILF peace panel with the government, told Reuters....
  • Philippine Government Drafts Constitutional Amendment to Create Muslim Homeland

    01/10/2008 12:03:04 AM PST · by camerakid400 · 30 replies · 134+ views
    VOA News ^ | January 09, 2008 | By Douglas Bakshian
    The Philippine government is drafting a constitutional amendment that would authorize the establishment of a federal homeland for Muslims in the south of the country. The proposed amendment is part of a complex peace process between the government and a major Muslim rebel group. Douglas Bakshian reports from Manila. Last November, an important agreement was reached between the Philippine government and the rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). The two sides agreed on the size of a proposed homeland for the country's Muslims in the south of the country. This definition of what is called "the territory" is part of...
  • Is Terrorism Behind Mysterious Crop-Duster Crashes in Philippines?

    12/21/2007 4:14:34 PM PST · by Dog · 33 replies · 313+ views
    pajamasmedia.com ^ | Dec 21 2007 | Annie Jacobsen
    Five crop-duster planes have crashed on the terror-plagued island of Mindanao in a short period of time. Annie Jacobsen says that while it may feel like Mindanao is half a world away, the island’s plantations are linked to the international food supply chain. Is it time to start worrying about what’s being sprayed on your bananas? Support Pajamas Media; Visit Our Advertisers by Annie Jacobsen There have been five crop-duster plane crashes on the terrorist-plagued island of Mindanao in the Philippines in a 90-day period. The most recent incident happened on December 6. Three of the five crashes occurred on...
  • Ex-Wikipedia COO Has Record (from temp to COO in 4 months, heavily edited FR page)

    12/19/2007 6:42:34 AM PST · by Sam's Army · 45 replies · 164+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | December 19, 2007 | RICHARD MULLINS
    TAMPA - Executives with the online encyclopedia Wikipedia are trying to solve a mystery within their ranks: How did they promote a person to chief operating officer without knowing she has criminal records in three states, including incidents of theft, drunken driving and a shooting? The Wikimedia Foundation, which runs the massively popular Wikipedia.com, has attorneys and staff combing through records of Carolyn Doran, 45, who worked at the St. Petersburg offices as COO from January to July this year. Doran resigned from her position this summer, and the foundation is restructuring its top ranks and seeking a new operational...
  • O'Reillys MILFs, Jennifer Love Hewitt's bikini outrage, and MKH

    12/05/2007 8:24:03 PM PST · by jodiluvshoes · 179 replies · 2,288+ views
    TownHall.com ^ | 12.05.07 | Kevin McCullough
    Ok is it just me or does O'Reilly seem to sometimes seem a bit creepy and unbelievable? What is exceptionally non-credible here is his ignorance on the slang term to copulate with someone else's maternal unit. NO ONE on the planet thinks O'Reilly honestly didn't KNOW what the term was. What is sad here is that MKH is brought on to be O'Reilly's Internet Cop - and the MILF story BARELY qualifies as internet news in any shape or fashion. I mean I don't think the kiddies are out there surfing an airline's price page for naughty air travel deals...
  • Curvy Mothers Have Brainier Kids

    11/11/2007 5:14:05 PM PST · by blam · 73 replies · 707+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 11-10-2007
    Curvy mothers have brainier kids 10 November 2007 From New Scientist Print Edition. CURVIER women may have smart children because hip fat contains polyunsaturated fatty acids critical for the development of the fetus's brain. Using data from the US National Center for Health Statistics, William Lassek at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and Steven Gaulin of the University of California, Santa Barbara, found a child's performance in cognition tests was linked to their mother's waist-hip ratio, a proxy for how much fat she stores on her hips. Children whose mothers had wide hips and a low waist-hip ratio scored...