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  • Willful Blindness and Our Saudi ‘Friends’

    04/16/2016 8:06:48 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/16/2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    ... When 9/11 finally happened, killing nearly 3,000 of our fellow Americans, al-Qaeda credited none other than the Blind Sheikh with issuing the fatwa — the sharia edict — that authorized the attack. We had imprisoned him, but we had not stopped him. That is mainly why I finally wrote the memoir in 2008. I called it Willful Blindness . . . and not just because my infamous defendant was both blind and willful. American counterterrorism, even seven years after 9/11 (and fully 15 years after the jihadists declared war by bombing the World Trade Center), had bored its head...
  • Liberals Ignore Elephant in Room,Wring Their Hands Over How These "Normal Kids" Were Radicalized

    04/23/2013 6:07:28 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 25 replies ^ | 4-23-13 | Rsuh Limbaugh
    The media and the pundits are all wondering openly where the Tsarnaev brothers became radicalized. They're wringing their hands out there. They're trying desperately to figure it out. Where did they pick up their anti-America, anti-Christian notions? Did it happen in Chechnya? Did it happen in the home? Did it happen in America? Did it happen on the Internet? They're all trying to figure it out. Everybody back then, "How did they get radicalized, when did this happen?" What do you think education in America is today? We talk about it here all the time, the fact that America's a...
  • Russia’s Multiple Warnings About Tamerlan Tsarnaev

    04/25/2013 5:09:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 25, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Russia’s Multiple Warnings About Tamerlan TsarnaevPosted By Matthew Vadum On April 25, 2013 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments Russian authorities warned the Obama administration repeatedly — not merely once — that Boston Marathon bombing mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev could be an Islamic terrorist, but those admonitions went unheeded in Washington, D.C.It’s a depressingly familiar tale of intelligence failures, official lies, politically correct posturing, and bureaucratic bungles coming from an administration that has little interest in protecting Americans from the Islamic terrorist threat, a danger President Obama refuses even to acknowledge.Time magazine...
  • The Left’s Top 6 Boston Bombing Lies

    04/25/2013 5:11:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 25, 2013 | Mark Tapson
    - FrontPage Magazine - - The Left’s Top 6 Boston Bombing LiesPosted By Mark Tapson On April 25, 2013 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 9 Comments You have to admire how, when it comes to pushing their agendas, the American left stays relentlessly on point. Nothing stalls, much less derails, their locomotive, not even a terrorist act on our own shores. As Mad Men’s adman extraordinaire Don Draper tells his clients, “If you don’t like the conversation, change it.” The left doesn’t like the current Boston bombing conversation because it’s about Islam, their partner in an unholy...
  • Did Terrorism Denial Cause the Boston Bombings?

    04/25/2013 5:12:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 25, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Means, opportunity and motive are the three crucial elements of investigating a crime and establishing the guilt of its perpetrator. Many crimes cannot be narrowed down by motive until a suspect is on the scene; but acts of terrorism can be. Almost anyone might be responsible for a random killing; but political killings are carried out by those who subscribe to common beliefs. Eliminate motive from terrorism and it becomes no different than investigating a random killing. If investigators are not allowed to profile potential terrorists based on shared beliefs rooted in violence, that makes it harder to catch terrorists...
  • Jihad Blows Up the Liberal Utopia

    04/23/2013 3:47:55 AM PDT · by Lacey · 51 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 04.23/2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    Jihad has blown up The Liberal Utopia. The visionary liberal land of political and social perfection. President Obama is not happy — and he isn’t alone. You know the place. • The Liberal Utopia is a land where gun background checks prevent mass murder. • The Liberal Utopia is a land where Islamic fundamentalists have changed their perception of America because the President travels to Muslim nations to give lovely speeches, believes that the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere is a wonderful sign of an Arab Spring, and refuses to use the word “terrorist” whether his administration is investigating...
  • Jihad Will Not Be Wished Away: But willful blindness remains the order of the day

    04/21/2013 6:45:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/21/2013 | Andrew McCarthy
    ‘Outlook: Islam.” So reads the personal webpage of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who ravaged Boston this week, along with his now-deceased brother and fellow jihadist, Tamerlan — namesake of a 14th-century Muslim warrior whose campaigns through Asia Minor are legendary for their brutalization of non-Muslims. Brutalizing our own non-Muslim country has been the principal objective of jihadists for the last 20 years. This week marks a new and chilling chapter: the introduction on our shores of the tactics the self-styled mujahideen have used to great, gory effect for the past decade in Afghanistan and Iraq. At a point in the race timed...
  • Islamolepsy: The New Pathology: Is the disease incurable?

    08/31/2010 8:27:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 31, 2010 | David Solway
    In a recent YouTube video, a de facto symposium of world-class scholars and political authors, including Paul Williams, Melanie Phillips, Bernard Lewis, and Mark Steyn, have united to articulate a grim and pressing warning to a seemingly insensible Western world. As Steyn tells it, the worldÂ’s most advanced societies are starting to go out of business, on the one hand refusing to assess and confront the gathering Islamic storm that threatens their survival and, on the other, losing out in the reproductive sweepstakes. Europe in particular is poised to suffer a Damoclean fate. Tracing an inverted family tree in...
  • 'I'm Catholic, staunchly anti-abortion, and support Obama

    10/01/2008 11:17:38 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 166 replies · 3,502+ views
    I believe that abortion is an unspeakable evil, yet I support Sen. Barack Obama, who is pro-choice. I do not support him because he is pro-choice, but in spite of it. Is that a proper moral choice for a committed Catholic? As one of the inaugural members of the U.S. bishops' National Review Board on clergy sexual abuse, and as a canon lawyer, I answer with a resounding yes. Despite what some Republicans would like Catholics to believe, the list of what the church calls "intrinsically evil acts" does not begin and end with abortion. In fact, there are many...
  • The Unfought War on Islamism. To stay civilized and free, we can’t be ignorant [willful blindness]

    09/11/2008 1:25:22 PM PDT · by Tolik · 12 replies · 446+ views
    NRO ^ | September 11, 2008 | M. Zuhdi Jasser
    In 1816, Thomas Jefferson proclaimed in a letter to a friend an adage that we should be heeding today: “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” Never was this advice more desperately needed — or more consciously avoided — than it is today. American’s educational system has seemed unwilling to enlighten our children to the nature, history, and implications of the war that has been declared on us and on free people in general by Islamist theocratic totalitarians. At best, the subject is entirely...
  • Three Great Monotheist Faiths?

    08/23/2008 11:57:09 AM PDT · by pharmamom · 2 replies · 126+ views
    WhenWeAreQueen ^ | August 22, 2008 | pharmamom
    I am just delving into Andy McCarthy’s book Willful Blindness, but already his scholarship confirms what those of us unpersuaded by pro-Muslim, Western intellectual apologists perceive about Islam. Islam is not one of the world’s great faith traditions, sibling to Judaism and Christianity in its monotheism and its celebration of the unique relationship between God and His creation—most especially that between God and man. Islam is, in fact, the antithesis of Judaism and Christianity, the latter two sharing so much more than merely a belief in one God. Torah means “law;” gospel comes from koine Greek for “good news.” Both...
  • Willful Blindness--real story behind FBI's inability to stop the first World Trade Center bombing.

    06/03/2008 4:34:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies · 225+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-3-08 | David Forsmark
    Willful Blindness   By David | Tuesday, June 03, 2008 Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the JihadBy Andrew C. McCarthyEncounter, $25.95, 352pp.As the presidential election approaches and Democrats vow to reverse many of the Bush tactics in the Global War on Terror – and John McCain flirts with the disastrous idea of giving terrorists access to the American judicial system – it's worth revisiting the days of the "law enforcement" approach to fighting terrorists.Andrew McCarthy was the federal prosecutor who, against all odds, secured a long prison term for Omar Abdel Rahman, the "Blind Sheikh" who plotted the...
  • RUSH Interviews Andrew C. McCarthy (WILLFUL BLINDNESS)

    05/04/2008 5:00:17 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 20 replies · 756+ views ^ | May 2, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    Rush Interviews Andrew McCarthy May 2, 2008 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, as you know, folks, we don't do too many interviews here. We're not on the author circuit. Friends of mine, however, do write books; and I try to have them on, especially in this most recent example. Andrew McCarthy has written a book entitled Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad. Its timing is beautiful, because we have been so successful in thwarting another attack, terrorist attack on our country, that it is easy for people to assume the threat has subsided when it really hasn't. I welcome...