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January 31, 2007

The Islamic Mein Kampf (Video)

The threat of the radical Islamists taking over Europe is every bit as great to the United States as was the threat of the Nazis taking over Europe in the 1940s.

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Posted at 6:01 PM

Florida Physician Who Volunteered To Treat Al-Qaeda Losses Court Round

Common sense prevails in the case of the doctor who prosecutors say vows to treat al-Qaida members. Doctor Rafiq Sabir was arrested at his South Florida home in 2005 and has been behind bars ever since, and it appears that he'll remain there.Federal prosecutors accuse Sabir of providing medical support to wounded terrorists. He pleaded not guilty, and filed motions to dismiss the indictment, arguing it's unconstitutional to prosecute a doctor for providing medical services. But in a new ruling, a judge says under federal law, medical care counts as material support to terrorists. And the judge says charges are... ... more

Posted at 5:17 PM

Italian Blogs for Darfur

Drima at The Sudanese Thinker points to this petition urging the Italian media to give more coverage and attention to the sweet disaster known as Darfur. He asks that we read it and sign it, and offers hope that they actually end up describing the conflict accurately. The pages on Darfur-Awareness.org should defintely help.... ... more

Posted at 4:32 PM

Obama Messiah Watch: Is Obama Jesus Christ?

Timothy Noah asks at Slate if Barack Obama - junior U.S. senator from Illinois, best-selling author, Harvard Law Review editor, Men's Vogue cover model, and "exploratory" presidential candidate--the second coming of our Savior and our Redeemer, Prince of Peace and King of Kings, Jesus Christ. Apparently, Noah feels that Obama's press coverage suggests we can't dismiss this possibility out of hand, and he has established the Obama Messiah Watch, which will "periodically highlight gratuitously adoring biographical details that appear in newspaper, television, and magazine profiles of this otherworldly presence in our midst." Today's item is from a Los Angeles... ... more

Posted at 4:19 PM

On Giving The Mullahs Too Many Passes And When Is Letting Iranians Get Away With Murdering 'Handcuffed' American Troops Too Much Of A Freebie?

Fox News and other media outlets report that the plan by the Bush administration to release detailed and possibly damning specific evidence linking the Iranian government to efforts to destabilize Iraq have been put on hold. If your response is that this is nothing new, the administration's decision follows a pattern of minimizing the involvement of Iran in killing and maiming U.S. forces in Iraq for years - you're right. Indeed, Iran has been meddling in Iraq and involved in the killing of U.S. troops for years and we've done absolutely nothing about it. Even he CBS Evening News reported... ... more

Posted at 2:19 PM

Staff Sargeant In Afghanistan: 'It is only possible to defeat an enemy who kills indiscriminately by utterly destroying him.'

Black Five has a "manifesto of sorts from a Staff Sergeant in the fight in Afghanistan." Apparently he had an experience recently while on mid-tour leave to see his wife and baby boy that for him "was the last straw". Every damned word of it needs to be read twice, then sent to every politician in Washington.... ... more

Posted at 11:37 AM

Multiculturalism's Anti-Assimilation Is Killing Our Nationhood

This problem is best illustrated by two examples; the aggressive Reconquista movement in the Southwestern US and the developing and sometimes violent row with the growing Islamic community in the United States.

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Posted at 10:13 AM

January 30, 2007

Iran Watch: North Korea And Iran Working Together To Develop 'Killer Missile'

As for North Korea and Iran, we can sit around and twiddle our thumbs while two of the nuttiest regimes on the planet develop atomic bombs and the means to deliver them to American cities, or we can ...

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Posted at 12:07 PM

Alan Colmes And Chuck Norris Must Live In A Cave

That's the only excuse they can have for being so clueless. Just listen to this exchange (HT-Java Report): Apparently Chuck and Allen need to do a little more homework. Perhaps they might want to start here, here, here, or here. BTW, if 38 percent of Detroit Muslims adopt a "flexible approach" to understanding Islam (considered as a "good thing"), then what can be said about the other 62 percent? And where did Chuck get it that only 2% of Muslims support jihad? My own Muslim friends and tell me a very different story.... ... more

Posted at 10:01 AM

Eiliat Homicide Bomber's Mother Is 'Proud Of Him' (Updated)

There is absolutely no way in hell that the Palestinians can be saved, "not from Israel, as many of them would have it, but from themselves"!.

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Posted at 9:04 AM

January 29, 2007

Bernard Lewis: 'Muslims 'about to take over Europe'

Is America also on it's way to the same fate?

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Posted at 3:35 PM

Debunking The Top 10 Myths Of The Iraq War

Strategy Page does a good job of debunking 10 myths of the Iraq war, and notes that there are more but ten is a manageable number: 10- The War in Iraq is Lost. By what measure? Saddam and his Baath party are out of power. There is a democratically elected government. Part of the Sunni Arab minority continues to support terror attacks, in an attempt to restore the Sunni Arab dictatorship. In response, extremist Shia Arabs formed vigilante death squads to expel all Sunni Arabs. Given the history of democracy in the Middle East, Iraq is working through its problems.... ... more

Posted at 3:29 PM

For Those 72 Virgins, Heaven May Have A Whole Different Meaning

First there's the life of submission to men, humility, celibacy, and creature comforts. And when you die, there's heaven: Hat tip: Flopping Aces.... ... more

Posted at 3:28 PM

Surge Plan Doomed To Failure - To Have Split Command Structure

Apparently buried in the Bush escalation plan is a "who's-in-charge nightmare" that violates U.S. military doctrine, and now even Senator John McCain and American Enterprise Institute's Frederick Kagan are balking over what amounts to a clear violation of basic military doctrine:[...] The Baghdad surge plan, announced by the president on Jan. 10, calls for the new U.S. soldiers to be embedded with Iraqi forces, who will take the lead. But while the U.S. troops would report to American officers, their Iraqi counterparts, in an apparent sop to national sovereignty, would report to Iraqi officers. The potentially disastrous result: two separate... ... more

Posted at 3:24 PM

January 26, 2007

Autopsy Confirms Downed Blackwater Helicopter Crews In Iraq Were Not Killed By 'Shot To The Head'

The fourth man to die in the second bird survived the hard landing, and fought to the death.

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Posted at 9:20 PM

Iran Caught In Another Lie - Revolutionary Guards Quds Force Director Of Operations Arrested In Iraq By U.S. Forces

Only 12 days ago, Iran denied that the men arrested in Iraq by U.S. forces were involved in backing insurgents:Iran's government denied the five detainees were involved in financing and arming insurgents and called for their release along with compensation for damages. ``Their job was basically consular, official and in the framework of regulations,'' Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini said Sunday. ``What the Americans express was incorrect and hyperbole against Iran in order to justify their acts.''At the time, the U.S. military said otherwise: The U.S. military said the five Iranians detained last week in the Kurdish-controlled northern... ... more

Posted at 7:56 AM

On The West's Cowardess In The Face Of The Islamists: Henryk Broder's 'Hurray We're Capitulating'

... Europe's survival instinct is threatened by the multiculturalism and political correctness advocated in media and academe -- and institutionalized in national and European Union laws and regulations for half a century.

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Posted at 7:04 AM

January 25, 2007

Would Iran Actually Use The Bomb?

The Mullahs are proven vicious mass killers. They summarily executed tens of thousands of Iranian dissidents. They had no qualms at sending thousands of children to clear the minefields ahead of their tanks during the 80-89 war with Iraq; and, they have thousands of "martyrs" brainwashed and prepared to serve as bomb mules to be dispatched to any place in the world.

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Posted at 10:13 PM

New Surveillance Video Of Fleeing 7/27 Bomber

Via Charles at Little Green Footballs (hat tip - Kasper), here's new surveillance video of the moment when Yassin Omar, another of the failed 7/21 bombers, tried to set off his bomb on a London tube train:The actual explosion is off camera, but you do see the would-be terrorist fleeing through the station. Eyewitnesses report that his "primer" charge (that was supposed to set off the much larger explosion) went off and blew him up to the top of the car. And he was going to his death with a bottle of aftershave and a copy of the DVD release... ... more

Posted at 7:46 PM

The 'Quiting' Resolution

Curt at Flopping Aces nails the disgusting action of Senators Hagel, Collins, and Warner and their well meaning but much misguided Democratic friends, for what it truly is: "Damn the troops, damn the war" - to hell with the fact that it only emboldens the enemy as General Petraeus said: "No matter how well-intentioned, a resolution being opposed to this new strategy is a vote of no confidence in you. No matter how well-intentioned, the enemy will see it as a weakened resolve."We expect idiocy and appeasement of the enemy at a time of war from the Democrats, but to... ... more

Posted at 12:14 PM

Egyptian Blogger Faces 9 Year Sentence For Critisizing Islam

I missed this the other day and just ran across it this morning, but it reminds me of what CAIR and The National Association of Muslim American Women would like to see have happen in the U.S. if they had their way. Other coverage: Egyptian blogger on trial... ... more

Posted at 9:47 AM

Has The Turnaround in Baghdad Already Begun?

Let me state the lesson of this turnabout clearly lest it be obscured amidst the euphoria: Never mind who takes credit, kill or capture more of the killers to ensure victory.

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Posted at 9:05 AM

January 24, 2007

New Iraq Commander: Mission Is 'Hard, Not Hopeless'

From the mouth of Lt. General Petraeus, one of our best military leaders and the man that has been chosen by the president to be the new coalition commander in Iraq: "The situation in Iraq is "dire," and the job he has been given is "hard" but "not hopeless." ... Lieutenant General David Petraeus told the Senate Armed Services Committee the plan can restore order in Baghdad and give the Iraqi government a chance to establish its authority and provide economic development. But he said success will require more than the additional U.S. troops President Bush is sending, and the... ... more

Posted at 12:47 PM

N. Korea to help Iran with nuclear test

And Iran would have us believe that their interest in developing nuclear technology is peaceful? Alarming cooperation: North Korea is helping Iran prepare a nuclear test similar to the one the Communist nation carried out some three and-a-half months ago, British newspaper The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday. According to the report, the two countries have reached an agreement by which North Korea will share all the data obtained during underground nuclear testing performed last October. A senior European defense official told the Telegraph that North Korea had invited a mission of Iranian nuclear scientists to study the test's results, in... ... more

Posted at 8:38 AM

'To Win The War On Terror We Must Take The Fight To The Enemy'!

... we aren't going to be able to talk our way out of this war against radical Islam. They will lie and deceive until they rebuild and have the advantage, as Iran is doing, and then attack again.

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Posted at 7:12 AM

January 23, 2007

What To Do About Iraq? Target Iran - The 'Central Bank Of Terrorism In The Mideast'

... the most effective place to fight that war is at its center, by targeting the Islamist regime in Tehran.

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Posted at 7:30 PM

Hezbollah Myths Shattered

What do you call Hezbollah's campaign to rebuild Lebanon? According to a Hezbollah spokesman as reported by the New York Times, it's known as 'Construction Jihad.' Now that you're back from falling to the floor in laughter, or at least I am, it is of interest to note the NYT's latest article on the reconstruction in Lebanon. Do you recall the photos ofHezbollah officials handing out wads of American cash to residents in Lebanon? Those officials appeared to be in schools or a similar building. Hassan Nasrallah claimed rebuilding Lebanon would be quick, and I certainly thought Hezbollah would do... ... more

Posted at 3:08 PM

The Speech George Bush Should Make Tonight

It begins with "The State of the Union is a disaster," and ends with:A nation that is not willing to fight for what it believes in, for its place in the world, is not worthy of its own ideals. But that is not America. I now intend to help America restore its faith in itself. By fighting this necessary fight that we cannot afford to lose. So ... are you with me, or against us?Read all of it here ... Although it's the one I'd like to hear, at least half the country wouldn't get it anyway. Sadly, it's going... ... more

Posted at 1:46 PM

On 'Resting Iraq's Future On The Flip Of A Coin'

Mohammed Fadhil seems to have a better understanding of what's really going on in Iraq - and what to do about it, then many of our political leaders in Washington: I think people who use this "last chance" idea are not helping Iraq or America or they are of the type of people who do not want to deal with the challenges seriously. This term has a tone of defeatism, it's as if Iraq was a totally lost case while in fact the huge change that's been happening in the form of replacing a totalitarian regime with a democratic one... ... more

Posted at 7:40 AM

Taqiyya-Talking Mullahs Speak With Forked Tongue

Jules has some good advice for the West: Beware of Mullahs Talking Peace. There's got to be a lesson here, somewhere. Bush talks tough - Sadr turns teddy bear. Bush sends carriers to Persian Gulf - Khamenei reportedly wants to reign in Ahmadinejad. Yet the Dems and a few self-serving moonbat Rhinos want us to cut and run, retreat and be defeated? Hmmmm.... ... more

Posted at 7:20 AM

American G.I In Iraq Gets 'Sand Kicked In Face' From 'American Muslim-Owned' Website: Owner Subsequently Threatens Blogger With Retaliation For Complaint

... why in the hell did Faisel take this from a complaint about his company's rebuke of an American G.I. to an "Islamic" issue? Perhaps there's a little more to Mr. Faisel than meets the eye.

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Posted at 6:49 AM

January 22, 2007

Dear Dems, Hagel, Snow, And Warner: Try To Remember That Radical Islam Is Not Our Friend And They Want To Kill Us

When I see articles like Disconnected Democrats And Their Poisonous Words I feel compelled to drag out videos like this one: Like the above referred to article points out, "Disconnected Democrats and poisonous words are bringing us nothing but grief, and the promise of much more." Remember that Radical Islam is not our friend, and the radical Islamists are pulling for the Democrats - and Republicans like Hagel, Snow, and Warner. So, what part of the statement that the radical Islamists and the American politicians that support them are a disaster for our survival - is so hard to understand?... ... more

Posted at 9:39 PM

Details Emerge About Possible Terror Attack On American Soil

ABC News reported today about an Al Qaeda plot to attack inside the United States, discovered during a raid on a safe house in Iraq about 6 months ago but only now being revealed: Lt. Gen. Michael D. Maples, head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, recently testified that documents captured by coalition forces during a raid of a safe house believed to house Iraqi members of al Qaeda six months ago "revealed [AQI] was planning terrorist operations in the U.S." At the time, Maples offered little additional insight into the possible terror plot. ABC News, however, has learned new details... ... more

Posted at 9:26 PM

'Facing the Islamist Menace' A Welcome Wake-up Call

In Christopher Hitchens' commentary on the prologue in Mark Stein's new book, America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It, Hitchens identifies Steyn's ridicule of novelist Martin Amis and Jack Straw - formerly Tony Blair's foreign secretary, as Steyn's dual exemplars of his book's main concern: the general apathy and surrender of the West in the face of a determined assault from a religious ideology, or an ideological religion, afflicted by no sickly doubt about what it wants or by any scruples about how to get it:I might quibble about Steyn's assessment--Amis has written brilliantly about Mohammed... ... more

Posted at 3:02 PM

The Vietnam History You Haven't Heard But Need To Know Before You Swallow The Dems' Analogy To Iraq

Americans are increasingly being told by agenda-driven Democrats and the left wing agenda-driven media that Iraq is another Vietnam, "usually by those accusing the Bush administration of miring the United States in a hopeless war." But what many think they know about the Vietnam war, and what the Democrats and the left want you to think about the Vietnam war, was handed down by works of three journalists . The first two, David Halberstam's "The Best and the Brightest" (1972) and Stanley Karnow's "Vietnam: A History," (1983) each sold more than 1 million copies, while the third, Neil Sheehan's "A... ... more

Posted at 12:25 PM

Maliki 'Turn Around' Good Sign For Iraq - Maybe

A few days ago we posted on an AP report on what we said just might be a 'for real' offensive against Moqtada al-Sadr and his Mahdi Army when we learned U.S. and Iraqi forces had arrested Sheik Abdul-Hadi al-Darraji, Muqtada al-Sadr's media director in Baghdad. On Sunday we learned from the AP that Iraq's prime minister has now done more than allowed an offensive against the Mahdi Army and has supposedly dropped his protection of al-Sadr's Shiite militia after "U.S. intelligence convinced him the group was infiltrated by death squads." As promising as these events are, as suggested by... ... more

Posted at 11:32 AM

January 21, 2007

'The President Shall Be The Commander In Chief

.... and other issues of law and history the Democratic majority may want to consider as Congress prepares its attempt to hamstring a president in a time of war. Interestingly, the Democrat's obstructionism against the war on terror has been a consistent and never-changing theme, and they've never offered a reasonable alternative except surrender - as is exemplified by this November 1, 2003 commentary:[...] As Democratic presidential hopefuls escalate their criticism of President Bush's policy on Iraq, we should recognize the constant theme amid their calamitous clamor: obstructionism in the war on terror. No sooner had they joined with the... ... more

Posted at 12:08 PM

We Can Fight This War Against Radical Islam Or We Can Die!

Today's must-read commentary comes from the Frank Salvato via The Washington Times: "The choice is clear. We can both abandon the multicultural politically correct fantasy of an ideologically symbiotic utopia with those who practice radical Islam and fight this war to win or we can die" : [...] Abandoning the failed experiment of multiculturalism perhaps a bit too late, many countries in Europe are scrambling to protect their national identities while experiencing a diminishing birthrate among their people. According to reproductive rates, the world's population will be consumed by those who practice the Islamic ideology through simple demographics in a... ... more

Posted at 11:44 AM

January 20, 2007

This Weekend's Terror TV

Pamela at Atlas Shrugs alerts us to must see TV this weekend that will help educate you about the rapidly growing threat of Islamic extremism in the U.S. Saturday: Does any terrorist organization pose a greater threat to Americans than Al Qaeda? The shocking answer to that question unfolds at 8 p.m. EST, as FOX News Channel presents a breakthrough documentary, "Smokescreen: Hezbollah Inside America." The documentary about a large Hezbollah cell in Charlotte NC...sometimes numbering well over 2,000----the leader of the Hezbollah cell is currently in a US prison for 155 yrs but is up for re-sentencing in February... ... more

Posted at 7:32 PM

January 19, 2007

Day One Of Starwars: China Conducts First Test Of Antisatellite Weapon

China has shown it can destroy a satellite in orbit. What could the U.S. do to stop Beijing, if it decided to attack an American orbiter next? Short answer: nothing.

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Posted at 8:05 AM

Muqtada al-Sadr's Mouthpiece Arrested In Baghdad: Are We Finally Getting Real About Winning In Iraq?

In what just may be a 'for real' offensive against Moqtada al-Sadr and his Mahdi Army, the AP reports that U.S. and Iraqi forces arrested Sheik Abdul-Hadi al-Darraji, Muqtada al-Sadr's media director in Baghdad. BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. and Iraqi forces arrested one of Muqtada al-Sadr's top aides Friday in Baghdad, his office said, as pressure increases on the radical Shiite cleric's militia ahead of a planned security sweep aimed at stemming the sectarian violence ransacking the capital. Sheik Abdul-Hadi al-Darraji, al-Sadr's media director in Baghdad, was captured Friday and his personal guard was killed, according to another senior al-Sadr... ... more

Posted at 7:41 AM

The Immortal Words of 2LT Mark Daily

"These are the kind and caliber of men who fight for us." They know why we fight, and why we must win.

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Posted at 6:25 AM

Did they really say that?

Tim at Hyscience asks if a transparently honest New York Times article make it to press? Check it out:Mostly, we have sided with America's enemies because we can. We remain grateful and mystified that, despite Mr. Chimpy McHitlerburton's creation of a fascist police state in America, in which civil rights have been trampled on and the open honest dissent of people like Cindy Sheehan and John Murtha has resulted in their imprisonment in the hated Crusader Gulag of Guantanamo, we, at the New York Times, have somehow remained at large, in open and treasonous support of the enemies of this... ... more

Posted at 5:30 AM

January 18, 2007

Hillary Is A Hoot?

Should Hillary and her ilk actually win in 08, the only ones that will be laughing will be the Islamists.

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Posted at 8:33 PM

Iraq's Shi'ite-led Government: 'Give Us More Guns Now And We'll Wipe Out Our Opposition Sooner So You Infidels Can Go Home'!

Well, maybe not in those exact words, but essentially - isn't that what he's saying here: ... America's refusal to give Baghdad's security forces sufficient guns and equipment has cost a great number of lives, the Iraqi Prime Minister said yesterday. ... Nouri al-Maliki said the insurgency had been bloodier and prolonged because Washington had refused to part with equipment. If it released the necessary arms, US forces could "dramatically" cut their numbers in three to six months, he told The Times. ... Although Mr al-Maliki's tone was measured throughout, he is clearly irritated at US criticism that he has... ... more

Posted at 2:03 PM

About Those Arab 'Values'

... or the lack of them. Why is it that the only deaths Arabs appear to protest are those of mass murderers and psychopaths like Saddam Hussein? And, even more importantly, where were the Arab outcries over the atrocities committed by Saddam and his regime? That silence over life for Iraqis under Saddam Hussein speaks not only to the values of the "Arab street," but sadly, also to the Islamic culture in much of the Middle East.... ... more

Posted at 12:11 PM

CAIR Going After '24' - Again

CAIR should not imagine for a moment that their feeble rhetoric will get them a pass forever, notwithstanding their success in convincing too many other media representatives that they are moderate and benevolent, when they are neither.

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Posted at 10:45 AM

More 'Mosques Uncovered' - Again

There can be no excuse for not letting them be seen by everyone as many times as possible, and corporate interests should not be placed ahead of what amounts to important warnings for Western civilization.

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Posted at 8:29 AM

January 17, 2007

Iraqi Cop: You Stop The Insurgents By Fighting Them and Killing Them

Bill Ardolino's interview with an Iraqi cop in Fallujah, and more.... ... more

Posted at 12:04 PM

Jules Crittenden's Change Of Venue And Makeover

Jules Crittenden, a Boston Herald city editor and columnist who has reported on politics, crime, science, foreign affairs, and maritime and military matters in the United States, Asia, the Balkans and the Middle East - has a new venue with a makeover from his original "Blogger" site. So be sure to checkout his new "Forward Movement."... ... more

Posted at 10:45 AM

Iran War Watch: Iran Shoots Down U.S. Spy Drone

As we continue ever closer to all-out war with Iran, a war not of our choosing but one that appears to be inevitable, Xinhua is reporting an Iranian lawmaker announced on Tuesday that Iranian troops have shot down a U.S. pilotless spy plane recently. The aircraft was brought down when it was trying to cross the borders "during the last few days," Seyed Nezam Mola Hoveizeh, a member of the parliament, was quoted by the local Fars News Agency as saying. The lawmaker gave no exact date of the shooting-down or any other details about the incident, but he said... ... more

Posted at 7:43 AM

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund Calls For Moratorium On Workplace Immigration Raids

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), in conjunction with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), and the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) - has called on U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff to place a moratorium on massive worksite raids designed to find illegal aliens. And why should Michael Cherttoff do such a ridiculous thing as halting massive worksite raids to find people who have illegally entered our country? According to MALDEF President and General Counsel John Trasviña, although "Federal officials have the obligation... ... more

Posted at 7:26 AM

Iraq Edges Ever Closer To Iran

We cannot achieve our goals in Iraq as long as it's Iran-aligned Shi'ite pseudo-government is allowed to continue to act as a proxy for Iran! Here's more on the burgeoning Shi'ite client state of Iran that the democracy project in Iraq has unwittingly helped create (HT - Robert Spencer). Cross posted by Hyscience... ... more

Posted at 7:02 AM

January 16, 2007

More Videos On 'UK Mosques 'Uncovered''

No wonder true moderates are beginning to say that they are loosing way to the radicals and are powerless against the forces of Islamic fundamentalists.

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Posted at 11:38 PM

Blowing Our Last Chance In Iraq

A must read, worthy of pointing to - Christopher Hitchens on how Bush may be blowing our last chance in Iraq through "calamitous mismanagement" and being identified with the Shi'ites:A few months ago, I wrote here that the coalition potentially acted as a militia for those who didn't have a militia. I got quite good feedback for that formulation from American soldiers and from Iraqis, too. In large parts of Iraq, still, there are people who dread what might happen in the event of our withdrawal--people to whom in some sense we remain pledged. A surge of any size will... ... more

Posted at 8:55 PM

On The Insanity Of the Democrats, Their Topsy-Turvy World-View, And Some Recent Solemn Celebrations.

Lately, frenzied like ravenous wolves by the smell of the blood of the fresh kill of their November victory, emboldened rabid Democrats have shamefully availed themselves even of the most solemn occasions, such as the passing of our 38th President, President Gerald R. Ford, and the commemoration of the 78th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and made mockeries of them by, as Fox News Chief Washington correspondent Jim Angle pointed out in his reportage on Dr. King yesterday, "appropriating" the message and the legacy of such men, and latching unto it their own perverse agendas. Such was the... ... more

Posted at 8:08 PM

On Circular Surging And Going There In A Handbasket

sending more troops now without changing the rules of engagement is a complete exercise in futility. The Iraqi nuts are continuing to run the Iraqi nut house.

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Posted at 10:11 AM

UK Mosques 'Uncovered'

Scary stuff! And just think, the same thing is also going on here in the U.S.

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Posted at 9:30 AM

January 15, 2007

Hussein's Half-brother And Co-defendant Hanged

Barzan Ibrahim, Saddam's half brother and former intelligence chief, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar head of Iraq's Revolutionary Court, were found guilty along with Saddam in the killing of 148 Shiite Muslims after a 1982 assassination attempt on the former leader in the town of Dujail north of Baghdad. They've now joined Saddam in hell. From Foxnews: Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh confirmed the executions, saying those attending the hangings included a prosecutor, a judge and a physician. He also said Ibrahim's head was severed from his body during his hanging.The official video actually shows Barzan Ibrahim lying headless below the gallows... ... more

Posted at 1:03 PM

So, What Happens If We Walk Away?

Noting the fundamental tenet of journalism that you have to examine all sides of an issue, Jules Crittenden calls attention to the question that only "gets lip service and brief mentions as a nod to fairness to the hated administration and its supporters," and he points to "What happens if we lose?" (video):... Had we not invaded Iraq, the sanctions regime would have collapsed by now, and Saddam, like the Iranians, would have an active nuclear weapons program. We would be looking at two murderous regimes in an arms race, not one. ... we would have little ability to control... ... more

Posted at 6:52 AM

January 12, 2007

'Grandstanding Dems' Set New Low In American Politics By 'Pimping' For Terrorists

As aptly described by Pamela Geller Oshry at Atlas Shrugs, "Grandstanding on the backs of our soldiers, the Dems set a new low in American politics" by planning, plotting, and legislating a defeat in Iraq. And while America snoozes through their recently placed trust in the Democrats, the Dems "plan" apparently includes treating the Iranian and Syrian purveyors of terrorism in Iraq with kid gloves. Our enemies are loving this, as are Iraq's Shiite theocracy who have increasing links with Iran. One can only wonder if sooner or later the Democrats will decide whether they would rather see Bush lose,... ... more

Posted at 10:21 AM

A 'Microcosm' Of Sunni-Shi'ite Hate

I missed this incredible video on Monday but it's sufficiently telling of the hate that Sunnis and Shi'ites have for each other that it's worth calling attention to: Sunni-Shi'ite War in Microcosm... A Saddam loyalist (the owner of Al-Zawraa TV) and a Shi'ite journalist nearly have a knock-down drag-out fight on Al Jazeera (JihadTV), when the Saddam toady tries to say a prayer in honor of the mass murderer. (via MEMRI TV). Click image to go to video Observation: If they hate each other this much, it doesn't take much imagination to realize how much hate they have for us... ... more

Posted at 9:03 AM

Our Culture of Hatred!

I remember during my teen years in the eighties of the last century, I started to go for prayer at the local mosque close to my family's apartment, at Al-Haram area of Giza. I became disturbed and eventually reluctant to go for prayer after one day, the speach prior to the prayer included criticizing Christian priests for their vow of celibacy!! The Imam went even further and started criticizing Christianity in general and how the original bible was forged. I didn't have the courage to stop him and ask him to focus on our religion instead of criticizing others! I... ... more

Posted at 12:29 AM

January 11, 2007

Is Islam A Culture Of Hatred?

As practiced by some Muslims, the answer is most definitely yes. As Nah·det Masr, a Muslim blogger living in Egypt points out: ... One blogger went even further to wish for the activation of an Islamic Shariya law calling for the execution of any Moslem who converts to another religion. ... I was later amazed when the same people who are criticizing other religions day and night, demanded an apology from the Coptic Pope after the circulation of a CD containing a play criticizing Islam performed behind closed doors in a church in Alexandria! A mob surrounded the church, one... ... more

Posted at 9:13 PM

January 10, 2007

MS-13 in Tennessee

La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13 is referred to as a dangerous gang, but they are more than a gang. They are murderers, rapists, thieves, and terrorists. They are a violent international criminal organization composed primarily of immigrants (many illegal aliens) or descendants of immigrants from El Salvador. Now they are in Tennessee. The Department of Justice announced the indictment of 13 members of MS-13 today which alleges that gang members killed three people and attempted to kill at least seven others. The indictment further alleges that MS-13 was organized in "cliques," including the Thompson Place Locos Salvatruchos clique (TPLS), which... ... more

Posted at 11:14 PM

Quote Of The Day On The Difference Between War And Defeat

From Joe Lieberman: "In war, there are two exit strategies. One is called victory. The other is called defeat." Let's face it. "What is lacking in Iraq is not winnability but will"!... ... more

Posted at 9:39 AM

Dear Iran

Jules Crittenden has a few words for Iran:The Mahdi Army is engaged and destroyed. Without mercy, without ceasefire, without deals this time. Moqtada al-Sadr may be smart enough not to create a convenient provocation. That's OK. He is the criminal head of an armed criminal force. We create the provocation. He may be killed, or if it is deemed inadvisable to martyr him like his old man, he can be thrown into Saddam's old cell. "Iran. We are speaking to you... Do you hear us?" The aircraft carrier group Eisenhower has been diverted to Somalia, but that is temporary. Soon... ... more

Posted at 9:08 AM

January 9, 2007

F.B.I.: CAIR Death Threat 'Not Credible'

As reported last night, on CNN's 'Paula Zahn Now,' the death threat that CAIR has been sending press releases out concerning has been deemed "not credible" by the FBI. This, according to the office of Senator Barbara Boxer. During the show, Paula Zahn stated, "Basim Elkarra says he's received hate mail, including a death threat, since the controversy erupted. Senator Boxer's office tells CNN the FBI has investigated, and the death threat is not credible." Elkarra, the Executive Director of CAIR's Sacramento, California office, had previously blamed the so-called "death threat" on Senator Boxer, using the issue to try to... ... more

Posted at 9:27 PM

January 8, 2007

On 'The Islamification of Europe's Cathedrals'

Pajamas Media has a very interesting article that calls attention to Muslim moves to Islamicize Europe: During his trip to Turkey in November, Pope Benedict XVI refrained from praying or crossing himself when he visited the Hagia Sophia. Heeding the warning of Islamic protestors who hours earlier had shouted "Pope, don't make a mistake, don't wear out our patience," Benedict made every attempt to avoid hurting the feelings of sensitive Muslims who feared the Pope was attempting to reclaim the Hagia Sophia's status as a great Christian church. (Also known as the Church of Holy Wisdom, the Hagia Sophia was... ... more

Posted at 7:37 AM

Dearbornistan: Heart of 'Islamist' America

As a sidebar to our post titled 'CBS 'Blame America First' Story Long On PC - Short On Facts', there's a little more that you should know about Dearborn, Michigan. And also here ... How do we know that the Miami trio from Dearbornistan weren't conducting a trial run? Guilt by association? No! Common sense and being careful in order to avoid another 9/11? Absolutely! Related coverage: Riehl World View, Gateway Pundit Related story: Islamic Assembly Of North America Cross posted from Hyscience... ... more

Posted at 7:27 AM

CBS 'Blame America First' Story Long On PC - Short On Facts

What are the names of these men? Where do they live? What mosque(s) do they attend and do the mosques have any links to terrorists or wahabbist mosques?

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Posted at 6:48 AM

January 7, 2007

The Democrats Seek To Leave America With Catastrophic Choices

In a letter to President Bush Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate President Harry Reid said they want out of Iraq. It's over. The American people are sick of it. There is no reason and no will to keep fighting the war in Iraq.So, if America embarks down the Democrats' proposed road of retreat and total defeat in Iraq, where does it lead? Jules Crittenden offers a view to the possible future: ..... a dark age, in which brutal second-rate powers such as Russia, China, Iran and North Korea do what they choose to whom they choose without restraint.... ... more

Posted at 8:22 AM

January 6, 2007

Fight Radical Islam With - Pig Races?

The take home message here is that we need more than pig races to stop radical Islamic mosques proliferating throughout America.

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Posted at 9:39 AM

January 5, 2007

The Iranian Who Seeks An Apocalypse

Michael Burleigh's commentary at Telegraph.co.uk offers some chilling facts about Iran's president: {...} One person we will be hearing much about in 2007 will be Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He's the hollow-eyed engineer and town planner (and former Revolutionary Guard) who in 2005 went from being Teheran's answer to Ken Livingstone to President of Iran. He's the fellow stringing along the international community while his scientists try to manufacture a nuclear bomb before America or Israel decides to degrade or destroy key experimental sites. He says appalling things with demented glee in his eyes. According to today's Spectator, Ahmadinejad may actually welcome... ... more

Posted at 11:01 PM

Finally an explanation for the 2006 election

Guido at Hyscience has a post and link addressing the electorate's willingness to hand control of congress to the party of defeatists:Considering the persistent and imminent threat from an assortment of anti-American forces many of us were surprised that the American electorate was willing to throw in the towel and hand control of both congress and the senate to the party which is known for its losing attitude. But now Arnold Kling at TCS Daily has provided us with a rational explanation: voters are largely irrational.I find myself in total agreement with Kling's key points - the great mass of... ... more

Posted at 10:29 PM

January 4, 2007

At War With Iran

When is the American public going to stand up and say enough is enough - we're not going to play this game anymore, especially while Iran stalls, cheats, lies, and deceives the West as it races to the development of nuclear weapons?

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Posted at 11:13 AM

New Freedom's Zone Member: Egypt Renaissance

Freedom's Zone is proud to welcome our newest member, Egypt Renaissance, to the Freedom's Zone international community of bloggers. As is stated in our mission statement, our goal is to defend and extend tolerance and freedom for people of all faiths and all legitimate, democratic political persuasions. We share the belief that whatever differences we may have, we have more in common. We believe in promoting peace, freedom and prosperity through our online journals by supporting education, economic development, and democratic ideals, and by steadfastly opposing tyranny and terrorism.More here. Egypt Renaissance offers discussion of socio-economic, political, and cultural aspects... ... more

Posted at 10:48 AM

Democracy in Egypt? Thanks but no thanks.

Prayer during working hours at a bank downtown Cairo While I have always been a true supporter of democracy in my country Egypt , recent events in the region are sending all sorts of wrong and worrying signals regarding the implementation of democracy in the region. The 1992 events in Algeria started it all; the Fronte Islamique du Salut (FIS) was just about to make a major win, which was not worrying until the banners its supporters were brandishing started to reveal the true intentions of the FIS; It was to be the first and last elections. The army interfered... ... more

Posted at 4:28 AM

January 3, 2007

What Has This Lady Been 'Smokin' ?

MEMRI, which usually brings us unusual insight into faraway people and places, sometimes casts a light closer to home. Here's a Beantown professor at Boston College and Brandeis, who wonders whether Osama bin-Laden really had anything to do with 9/11. Even more astounding is that she's apparently a proponent of Wahabbism. Jules Crittenden has the story and links ...... ... more

Posted at 11:25 AM

January 2, 2007

Jesus and Imam Mahdi returning together

If you're interested in prophecy, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has suggested that 'Jesus would return to the world along with the emergence of the descendant of the Islam's holy prophet, Imam Mahdi'. It is well known that Ahmadinejad sees himself as the chosen one to bring forth the 12th Imam, to 'pave the path for the glorious reappearance of Imam Mahdi'. The suggestion that Jesus and the 12th Imam would return to earth at the same time is something new and quite disturbing. Ahmadinejad sees Jesus and Mahdi working together to 'wipe away every tinge of oppression, pain and agony... ... more

Posted at 6:28 PM

More 'Gandhi Think' - Flight Attendant Removed For Carrying Bible

... "Gandhi think" will only cause us to suffer the same fate as Gandhi.

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Posted at 8:13 AM

An Epiphany For Nato On Iran

How does that old saying go about Nero fiddling while Rome burned?

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Posted at 5:47 AM

Jimmy Carter - The Traitor President

How did I miss this piece back on December 21st? ... To understand what feeds former president Jimmy Carter's anti-Israeli frenzy, look at his early links to Arab business. ... Evidently, the millions in Arab petrodollars feeding Mr. Carter's global endeavors, often in conflict with U.S. government policies, also ensure his loyalty.There's more ... Oh well, it's never too late to get the truth out.... ... more

Posted at 1:17 AM

January 1, 2007

CAIR: Whores for Radical Islam

Actually, Anti-Cair refers to the anti-semitic, terrorist-supporting, voice for radical, terrorist Islam in America - as prostitutes ... Groups like CAIR and other Saudi funded Wahabi terror friendly pressure groups are following a pattern established over a thousand years ago, one which is quite familiar to scholars of Muslim history. Related: CAIR Says We Shouldn't Call Muslim Terrorists - Muslim Terrorists... ... more

Posted at 11:37 PM

U.S. Tried To Delay Saddam Hanging

A CBS/AP report says that US ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad tried to delay Saddam's execution for 15 days but Iraq's prime minister insisted on carrying out the sentence. As The Big Pharoah notes, this proves that the decision to execute Saddam on the first day of the Muslim holy feast was taken by the Iraqi government - alone. Chants heard in the leaked cell phone video clip sheds light on the fact that Saddam's executioners were followers of Muqtada Sadr - the anti-America Shia cleric in Iraq, yet Monday's Al Ahram paper published a cartoon depicting Uncle Sam handing a hanging... ... more

Posted at 11:37 PM

Where We Stand In The Long War On Terror

Just in case you are wondering where we really stand, Bill Roggio (via Captain Salamander) takes a look at the state of the major theaters in the WOT, and some under the radar - including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Iran, North Africa, Saudi Arabia, Chechnya, The Philippines, Indonesia, Bandladesh, and Thailand. Be sure to read it all ... Cross posted by Hyscience... ... more

Posted at 11:14 PM

ABC Attacks Fallen Soldier's Belief In The Afterlife

Incredibly, it appears that ABC has no problem adding religious insult to mortal injury in its coverage of the 3000th US service-person to die in Iraq, in which they seem to suggest that there is something odd or erroneous in a fallen soldier's expression of a traditional belief in the afterlife: Today's "Good Morning America" focused on the death of Army Specialist Dustin Donica of Texas, believed to be that 3000th serviceman lost in Iraq. Narrating the segment, ABC's Jonathan Karl stated: "The MySpace page he left behind bears the tributes of those whose lives he touched." The screen then... ... more

Posted at 8:47 PM

Iraqi Blogosphere Reactions to Saddam's Execution (Updated)

... can be found at IraqSlogger. As do several of the commenters, I believe that hanging Saddam on Eid was a bad idea, and seems to indicate that a Shia-dominated Iraqi government intends to operate in the face of and counter to the interests of, the minority Sunnis. So, is the real winner here Muqtada al-Sadr and Iran? Update: The Big Pharaoh offers an answer to the question as to who the real winner here is - Muqtada al-Sadr (and by extrapolation, Iran):"Muqtada, Muqtada, Muqtada," shouted the hooded executioners before the trapdoor opened sinking Saddam to the afterlife. That was... ... more

Posted at 4:39 PM

More On Saddam

... a roundup of information on Saddam Hussein's murderous life and legacy, with a plethora of links on the pitiful excuse of a human being's evil deeds.

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Posted at 3:55 PM

More Than 1,000 Wounded During Muslim Animal Sacrifice in Turkey

Hundreds of Turks spent the first day of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha holiday in emergency wards on Sunday, after stabbing themselves or suffering other injuries while sacrificing startled and agitated sheep and other animals.An interesting manner of prayer, is it not? Source: Hyscience... ... more

Posted at 12:46 PM

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