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August 30, 2007

To Know The Terrorist Mind, Just Check Out Our Own Headlines

Mike Baker, who served for more than 15 years as a covert field operations officer for the Central Intelligence Agency, specializing in counterterrorism, counternarcotics and counterinsurgency operations around the globe, has a fantastic, must-read piece on what I'd describe as the top reasons why we are losing and will lose the war against Muslim extremism. In other words, the radical Muslim extremists are winning, and the reason is us .... And I whole-heartedly agree with him. We do, in fact, have the most transparent intelligence service on the planet. Clearly, except to the clueless, looney, Left - our transparency, along... ... more

Posted at 11:17 AM

August 29, 2007

NYC's Khalil Gibran International Academy: An Incubator for Islamist Radicalization?

The imminent opening of a publicly funded Muslim academy in New York City (described by the Thomas More Law Center as nothing more than a thinly disguised incubator for Islamist radicalization that will immerse its students in Islamic culture, with three fundamentalist Islamist imams on its Board of Advisors, as well as other promoters with connections to militant Islamic organizations) has raised questions about the double standard that exists when it comes to religion in our schools. ... an executive summary of the KGIA proposal, point to the school as an anti-American, anti-Christian, and anti-Jewish propaganda center paid for by... ... more

Posted at 7:52 AM

August 28, 2007

"Aznar for International Criminal Court"

I wrote some months ago about a platform whose objective is to send Aznar to the International Criminal Court because of "his support to the illegal Iraqi war". Another platform, called "Aznar for ICC" is preparing a "hot autumn", as United Left's MP from Andalucia's Autonomous Community Antonio Romero has said. He added: Neither Aznar, nor Bush nor Tony Blair can go away without punishment after causing an illegal and immoral war, which has produced the death to 700.000 Iraqis, the majority of which were civil, more than 2 million of people in exile, the complete destruction of the country's infraestructures, of its... ... more

Posted at 1:26 PM

US - Led Forces Strike Taliban Inside Pakistan. So Why Not Eliminate Safe Harbors For Our Enemy?

Finally, the U.S. takes the action it should have taken long ago, striking the Taliban inside Pakistan: Now, however, the U.S. is claiming the cross border attack was a mistake. But was it? My guess is that the U.S. admission of an error is nothing more than cover for Musharraf. As for the attack into the tribal area of Pakistan, we should have done so long ago, and if Musharraf doesn't eliminate the safe harbor for the Taliban, we should. Giving the Taliban a safe free zone and training area in Pakistan is as ridiculous as giving Iraqi Shi'ite terrorists... ... more

Posted at 11:56 AM

Wall Street Journal Investigating Clinton Cash

[Image: Six members of the Paw family list this house in Daly City, Calif., as their address (WSJ)]It's one of those questions that any reasonable person might ask: Just where does the Paw family get all that cash they give to Hillary and the Democratic party? Inquiring minds at the WSJ want to know... Hat tip - Nancy Morgan Cross posted from Hyscience... ... more

Posted at 10:38 AM

August 23, 2007

Surge Working, Dems Move Goalposts

Surely to no one's surprise, when two analysts from the liberal Brookings Institute suggest that military progress is being made in Iraq, Democrats recently visiting Iraq, such as Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, and Washington Rep. Brian Baird indicate that the Surge is working, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) says an upbeat assessment on the war from Gen. Petraeus in September "would be a problem for us," the Defeaticrats have decided to move the goalposts. Based upon the Dems desire for America to lose in Iraq, and seemingly on the War on Terror, as well, one could... ... more

Posted at 7:55 AM

August 20, 2007

Your Mission On This Earth (as a Muslim) Is To Fight For Islam And To Kill Or Be Killed

The title comes from the words of Wafa Sultan, and refers to Qur'an 9:111 which promises Paradise to those who "kill and are killed" for Allah: On a two-week "under the radar" visit to Australia, Syrian-born Wafa Sultan secretly met both sides of federal politics and Jewish community leaders, warning them that all Muslims needed to be closely monitored in the West. In an interview with The Australian, Dr Sultan -- who shot to recognition last year following an interview on al-Jazeera television in which she attacked Islam and the prophet Mohammed -- said Muslims were "brainwashed" from an early... ... more

Posted at 3:43 PM

Predator HellFire Rockets Take Out Insurgent Rocket Team

In other words, U.S. rockets are stealthy, and firing rockets at a coalition base will only get you killed. Here a Predator takes out insurgents observed firing rockets at a Coalition base. You can see the secondary explosions from other rockets stored in the insurgents' vehicle, long after it's hit by the Predator rocket. The insurgents never knew the Predator was stalking them, and they never knew what their death was only seconds away.... ... more

Posted at 3:05 PM

Another Day, Another Hillary Position

As I posted at Hyscience, with Hillary as comes another day, also comes another position. And as Stanford Matthews points out at Faultline USA, try as she will, Hillary Rodham Clinton is not now and never will be Presidential. As Stanford's post suggests but doesn't actually say, you can put lipstick on a pig, and you can dress it up a different way every day, but a pig is still a pig. And as is the case with all other pigs, pigs can't fly and neither can Hillary.... ... more

Posted at 10:56 AM

About Those U of M Footbaths

I would hope that the "Muslim" footbaths paid for by the university are not just for Muslims, and that Jews and Christians, and anyone else of any other creed, race, or color - may also stop by and wash their feet if they are so inclined. After all, surely the U of M doesn't want to discriminate against Jews, Christians, atheists, etc..... And, as you might so reasonably inquire, just where is the ACLU on this one. The answer, of course, is quite noticeably silent, as is so aptly pointed out in Sundays' Opinion Journal:The latest battle of religion in... ... more

Posted at 10:33 AM

More about the Indonesian summit by HuT

Richard posted about it here some days ago.I have written a long post about the Indonesian summit, held by 100.000 Hibz ut-Tahrir supporters asking for the Caliphate and supporting the introduction of Sharia Law in Indonesia -with Turkey, one of the few stable democracies in the Muslim world-. There are several things that worry me really: the secret recruitment, the selection of the recruits between educated middle-class and their support of terrorism. Yes, I know that they say they are not violent, but they support terrorism both in Palestine and in Iraq, saying it's the Jihad. Of course, they reject... ... more

Posted at 5:52 AM

August 17, 2007

CAIR 'Displeased' Over Counterterrorism Blog's Postings - Cites In Amicus Curiae Brief In HLF Case

Jeffrey Imm reports at The Counterterrorism Blog that in an Amicus Curiae brief by CAIR to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, CAIR complains about the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) postings on the Counterterrorism Blog with news in regards to the HLF case and CAIR. CAIR, as is the case with all radical Islamists, wants to use the American system against itself, and is interested in free speech only when they can use it against others, never when others speak out against CAIR's support of terrorist causes and the radical Muslim agenda. In... ... more

Posted at 9:59 AM

August 16, 2007

The Islamists' Agenda Exposed By Reformer Supports What We Are Seeing Today In CAIR's Support Of Terrorist Groups And The Saudi Wahabbists' Plan For America

Thanks to Kemal for sending us this video (below) of Tashbih Sayyed exposing Islamist-supremacists (CAIR and MPAC) hidden agenda: to intimidate us into submission to Islamist domination. Although almost a year old, showing it now fits in with today's story in the NYT reporting that CAIR and The National Association of Muslim Lawyers took steps yesterday to reverse what they called a Justice Department effort to smear the entire Muslim community by naming some of its largest organizations as unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism trial in Texas. As has come to be their standard response to anything... ... more

Posted at 8:02 AM

The Strategic Importance Of President Bush's Action To Designate Al Quds Of The Iranian Revolutionary Guard A Terrorist Organization

As Douglas Farah notes today at FSM, yesterday's Washington Post brought the welcome news that the Bush administration is about to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist entity. As Farah points out in his piece, the al Quds Force doesn't always operate with the full knowledge and consent of the central government, nor do its leaders appear to be accountable to either the central command of the Revolutionary Guard or the civilian government. The Force seems to be the interlocutor between the Iranian military apparatus and al Qaeda, a relationship that has waxed and waned over time, and despite... ... more

Posted at 12:34 AM

Hamas = Genocide

How did I miss this the other day? Did the 'Palestinian' Islamists actually finally admit that their real intention is genocide, and Israel's actions are not the issue? Apparently that's exactly what they have said: "The Final Goal of the Resistance is to Wipe This Entity Off the Face of the Earth."... ... more

Posted at 12:25 AM

Two Things To Know Before Your City is Nuked By Terrorists

Douglas MacKinnon tells us at Townhall today that according to a high level intelligence operative of our government, "tragically, horrifyingly, but quite predictably," terrorists are going to successfully detonate a nuclear weapon within the United States, and the only question is which American city or cities. And that same intelligence operative says the finger of blame rests squarely at our politicians and our politically correct, left-leaning media, who, have "sealed our fate." He spoke of politicians from both sides of the aisle who consider border security nothing more than a cheap tool to be used for their reelection and enrichment.... ... more

Posted at 12:13 AM

August 15, 2007

AFP and Yahoo News Win 'All Time' Dumbest Caption And Image Contest

Most bloggers have by now grown accustomed to blooper images and downright fabrications from the mainstream media. But AFP and Yahoo News have now taken this phenomenon to a whole new level. Take a look at the below image and the caption describing it. In case you're having trouble reading it, the caption reads: "An elderly Iraqi woman shows two bullets which she says hit her house following an early coalition forces raid in the predominantly Shiite Baghdad suburb of Sadr City. At least 175 people were slaughtered on Tuesday and more than 200 wounded when four suicide truck bombs... ... more

Posted at 6:48 PM

Totten Keeps Getting Better, MSM Still The Same

Roger Simon offers an interesting comparison between what he refers to as the honest transparent journalism (new media) vs. the MSM, and points to this latest report from Iraq by Michael Totten while suggesting we compare it with a Robin Wright WaPo article on which Roger has posted and commented on. Clearly, Roger's right, and "hands down Totten is the better writer, better reporter and all-around more interesting read," which is why I always double check with Totten's latest piece as a reality check on what I hear from the MSM on Iraq. Cross posted from Hyscience... ... more

Posted at 11:33 AM

August 14, 2007

Yet Again, The Mullahs Agree with Democrats

Stefi at Free Thoughts thought she was starting to get a feeling that what she read here was a Democrat debate, but then she realized it's just the Mullahs in Iran once again agreeing with the Dems, and of course the lefties share most of Iran's 'views'. Cross posted from Hyscience... ... more

Posted at 10:49 PM

Ahmadinejad: 'Rule of Islam only way for salvation of mankind'

Ahmadinejad is once again calling for Islam to rule the world, this time it's during his visit to Afghanistan. Sooner or later, even our friends on the far Left need to realize that Ahmadinejad is dangerous as it is, but given his apparent disposition, as the president of the world's foremost state sponsor of terrorism, should Iran become a nuclear armed nation, the situation could be untenable. Cross posted from Hyscience... ... more

Posted at 9:17 PM

Hamas TV's child star says she's ready for martyrdom

Remember Saraa and Farfur? Here they are teaching Palestinian children the ABCs of terror on Hamas' official television station, Al-Aqsa TV. They also taught children about Islamic rule and Islam being the basis of all civilization: Now Saraa says she'd like to be a doctor. On the other hand, she'd like to be a martyr! Interesting choices: kill yourself and innocent people along with you, or heal people. The fact that she can even think this way speaks volumes about the sick culture that is the Islam of Hamas and groups like them. Cross posted from Hyscience... ... more

Posted at 8:01 PM

Illegal Alien Killer of Three American Children Offered Plea Deal

In what FSM calls one of the more despicable acts committed in our Washington, DC-sanctioned illegal alien disaster that plagues our country and all law-abiding citizens within it, yesterday in Sanford, North Carolina, an illegal alien named Pastor Rios Sanchez, killer of three American children, was offered an opportunity to walk away from the responsibility he bears for his crime. Incredibly, Lee County Assistant District Attorney Mike Beam, offered the illegal alien Rios Sanchez, killer of children, a chance to plead guilty to three counts of mere involuntary manslaughter and face only 16 to 20 months in prison for each... ... more

Posted at 8:35 AM

August 13, 2007

Hitchens On 'Foolish Myths' About al-Qaeda

After throwing out a few qualifiers to call attention to his recent rants against religion (all of them) in his piece at Slate today, Christopher Hitchens gets right down to the business of rebutting a few "foolish myths" about al-Qaeda that many of our friends on the Left and more than a few misinformed Republicans would do well to distance themselves from if they value reality. This is especially true for those who Hitchens calls "the hair-splitting secularists who cannot accept that al-Qaida in Mesopotamia is a branch of al-Qaida itself." Objections to this self-evident fact take one of two... ... more

Posted at 5:59 PM

Radical Islamic Group Rallies For World Islamic Rule

Dan had this up yesterday, and it is indeed troubling. Don't think for a minute that these people are but a tiny little minority - 70,000 supporters of the Hizb ut-Tahrir group filled up most of an 80,000-seat sports stadium in the capital Jakarta, waving flags as they heard fiery speeches saying it was "time for the caliphate to reign." Here's the "unofficial" ad for the conference: And Hizb ut-Tahrir isn't just in Indonesia ... Alarmingly, Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami (Islamic Party of Liberation) is but one of many such Islamist groups seeking an Islamic caliphate (and they're proliferating all over... ... more

Posted at 12:40 PM

August 12, 2007

South Carolina Pipe Bomb Affectionados Linked To Sami Al-Arian Investigation

Dan Riehl and Michelle Malkin have been following the S.C. Goose Creek pipe bomb boys, while I've been taking a couple of days off. And it does appear that there's much more than meets the eye, and possibly a lot more than CAIR would like to have us believe. Cross posted from Hyscience... ... more

Posted at 5:48 PM

August 10, 2007

Good, Bad, And Worse News On Illegal Immigration

An alarming story on the front page of yesterday's Washington Times informed us that according to the DEA, "Islamic extremists embedded in the United States - posing as Hispanic nationals - are partnering with violent Mexican drug gangs to finance terror networks in the Middle East. And that's actually not the worst: Jules does the math that explains the scary part ...... ... more

Posted at 7:48 AM

August 9, 2007

US Laws Targeting Illegal Aliens Hitting Cash Sent Back To Mexico

According to a new report, following several years of double digit growth, only about half the almost 2 million Mexicans in so-called "new" migration states such as Louisiana, North Carolina and Georgia are sending back remittances, compared with four-fifths a year ago. And the reason has to do with legal restrictions targeting illegal immigrants. Well, it's about time, I say. Mexico will just have to start developing jobs of their own to develop a tax base in order to make up the lost revenues from their decreasing cash flow relating to their funneling illegal Mexicans across our border.... ... more

Posted at 8:59 PM

August 8, 2007

Are S.C. Pipe Bomb 'Suspects' Now Considered Alleged Terrorists?

Dan Riehl followed up on a post by Debbie Schlussel and has edited down a video news report from Tampa's Channel 10 to the most pertinent excerpts (video below). Dan offers additional commentary that leads one to believe that there's likely to be much more to learn about this story and that the suspects and one or more of their "friends" just might be interested in something much more violent than shooting off firecrackers. This appears to be the view of the prosecutor in the case": When 24-year-old Ahmed Mohamed and 21-year-old Yousef Megahed appeared in court, there was... ... more

Posted at 3:21 PM

August 6, 2007

You Can Burn Our Flag And Piss On Christ, But You Can't Mistreat The Koran

(Image: Sharia - the Wahabbist version, the friends of CAIR) Pace University is marching in lockstep with CAIR's domination agenda and creeping sharia law! If you haven't been following the Koran in a toilet story at Pace University, you need to start now. If you have been following it, you need to fix your eyes on the Islamists' objective: Creeping Sharia ... After all, as Atlas Shrugs points out from Rabbi Aryeh Spero's article at FrontPageMagazine.com, "When was the last time someone in America was arrested for flushing pages of a book down the toilet?" And as Rabbi Spero... ... more

Posted at 7:40 PM

About The 'Other' 300

Not the movie, 'naawwww,' we're talking about the 200 -300 civilians that were allegedly killed by a U.S. airstrike against top Taliban leaders - the ones that the media dutifully reported but were actually found by NATO not to exist...... ... more

Posted at 3:17 PM

Explosive Sheep Found In 'Moderate' West Bank

As we learn that "most" gunmen with ties to President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement have given up their weapons as part of an amnesty deal that seeks to improve ties between Israel and Abbas's moderate Palestinian leadership in the West Bank, here's some news that should serve to temper the rush to suggest that the West Bank Palestinians are "moderate": Explosive device hidden in dead sheep - IDF arrests Palestinian who planned to carry out terror attack in West Bank settlement. Hat tip - LGF... ... more

Posted at 2:27 PM

Christian Professor Forced To Convert To Islam

The lives and the faith of Christians in the ME continues to be threatened. This time the location is Gaza, and Hamas leaders are said to be directly involved: Fatah officials in Ramallah claimed over the weekend that Professor Sana al-Sayegh, who teaches at Palestine University in Gaza City, was kidnapped by Hamas militiamen who forced her to convert to Islam against her will. The officials said the president of the university, Dr. Zaher Khail, had assisted Hamas in kidnapping the professor. They added that senior officials in the office of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh played a major role... ... more

Posted at 2:12 PM

August 4, 2007

Be Careful, 'You' Just Might Be A 'Colonialist'

"Oy Bay," blogging from the San Francisco Bay Area (hat tip - Alan), is sounding the alarm to be careful, you just might be a colonialist!Next time you ask where the moderate Muslims are, be careful, you may be a Colonialist ™. In case you had the niggling feeling that "Those women who voluntarily choose the veil are different. They seek to provoke, to intimidate," put it on pause. Be doubly careful if the following sounds like having a ring of truth:" Muslim women who veil in Western societies violate all these norms. They are being immodest and invasive. They... ... more

Posted at 11:52 PM

UK Muslims Protest 'Jihad The Musical'

International terrorism and the threat to Britain from Al-Qaeda apparently hasn't dampened British humor, and I can't help but believe that a controversial satire about Islamic terrorism including such classic tunes as "Building a bomb today, what does the manual say" and "I wanna be like Osama" is bound to be a hit: The musical tells the story of a young Afghan peasant Sayid who dreams of making it as a flower farmer selling poppies in the West. His plans are thwarted by a jihadi cell seeking to blow up Western targets, in particular one in Britain known as the... ... more

Posted at 9:35 AM

August 3, 2007

Possible Maddie Sighting?

Remember Madeleine McCann? The hunt for four-year-old Madeleine, who was snatched from the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz on May 3 - exactly three months ago, switched to Belgium last night after a series of "highly credible" sightings:... A woman has told police that she saw an English-speaking woman with a Dutch man and young girl at a cafe in the Belgian town of Tongeren, near Maastricht. ... The witness, a children's therapist, telephoned police but when she returned to her table the three had disappeared, she said. A Tongeren police spokesman said they were treating the sighting "very... ... more

Posted at 7:25 AM

August 1, 2007

Steven Emerson: 'Washington Post And Newsweek Misrepresent Islamists as 'Moderates' '

According to FSM Contributing Editor Steve Emerson in his highly informative and important post, there is a disturbing movement among the mainstream media, exemplified by The Washington Post and Newsweek, to misrepresent radical Islamists as "moderates," which Emerson refers to as "a highly dangerous deception":... ... more

Posted at 10:21 PM

New Al Qaeda Web Ad Threatens 'Big Surprise Soon'

The Blotter is reporting that Al Qaeda has posted a new propaganda ad on the Internet today, headlined "Wait for the Big Surprise" and featuring a digitally altered photograph of President George Bush and Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf standing in front of a burning White House:The brief clip from al Qaeda's "as Sahab" propaganda arm juxtaposes the doctored photo of Bush and Musharraf along with previously seen images of al Qaeda's top leadership -- Osama bin Laden, Ayman al Zawahri and Adam Gadahn -- as well as a photo of an SUV in a motorcade. There is no additional information... ... more

Posted at 9:52 PM

Sudan Wins Diplomatic Victory

This time, apparently it's for real. Sudan has officially accepted the UN resolution, and here's why it's different this time.... ... more

Posted at 2:11 PM

Rescue Of Korean Taliban Prisoners In Play?

Maybe, maybe not. Apparently, there's a lot of confusion as to what's really going on! Cross posted from Hyscience... ... more

Posted at 12:53 PM

A Fair Assessment On Iraq Points To A Split In House Democrats On War

Powerline points to the assessments of the major progress we're making in Iraq by liberal analysts like Michael O'Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack, and MSM reporters like John Burns, and offers that it's an excellent sign that, for a change, our top commander's assessment is no more optimistic, and indeed perhaps more cautious, than the assessment of commenators only the defeatist left considers biased in favor of the administration. As for what General Petraeus has to say, here's what he told Michael Yon via an NRO symposium. Interestingly, while Petraeus' assesment is indeed "no more optimistic, and indeed perhaps more cautious"... ... more

Posted at 11:37 AM

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