Winston Churchill called Jews, “..the most formidable and the most
remarkable race which has ever appeared in the world.”
We are remarkable
all right. When you have a smart Jew he predominates with his
intellectual prowess over the rest of the human race, but when you have a
dumb Jew, he is an insult to human intelligence.
As a Jew, I was perplexed which of those remarkable Jewish-Americans
voted for Obama in 2008; to me, it was completely obvious that the
alternative choices for president in 2008 were clear and unambiguous.
the Republican side was a war hero, a strong supporter of Israel, an
experienced politician with a strong track record and a commitment to
public service. On the other side, for the Democrats, was a young man of
Muslim background, an inexperienced politician with no track record of
accomplishment whose personal files were mysteriously sealed. Moreover,
this man had dubious connections with anti-Semites and America-haters.
U.S. State Department “trolling” jihadists on social media: “As a psy-op tool, it’s pretty laughable”
Jihad Watch : “As
a psy-op tool, it’s pretty laughable.”
Indeed. Alberto Fernandez,
coordinator of the State Department’s Center for Strategic
Counterterrorism Communications (CSCC), says:
“The way I see it is we
are participating in the marketplace of ideas.” He sees it wrong. Take
the State tweet about the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas:
“Destroying ancient culture out of hatred and backwardness are a feature
of al Qaeda’s ideology.”
An al Qaeda member is not going to be moved by
that, for several reasons. Foremost among them is that he has no
respect for “ancient culture,” and doesn’t think that destroying its
artifacts is a manifestation of “hatred and backwardness.”This is because the Qur’an suggests that the ruins of non-Muslim
cultures are a sign of Allah’s punishment of those who rejected his
truth: “Many were the Ways of Life that have passed away before you:
travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who rejected
Truth.” (Qur’an 3:137)
This is one of the foundations of the Islamic
idea that pre-Islamic civilizations, and non-Islamic civilizations, are
all jahiliyya — the society of unbelievers, which is worthless.
The State tweet shows no awareness of any of that, and proceeds from
the assumption that al Qaeda members share certain values and priorities
with non-Muslims that in fact they do not share: that ancient cultures
have value in themselves, that one would want to destroy them only out
of hatred and backwardness, etc.
This program is rendered useless by the State Department’s willful
ignorance of Islam, and resolute denial of politically incorrect facts
about Islamic texts and teachings. As such, it is not going to make an
al Qaeda member “think again turn away” for a nanosecond. “Why the U.S. government is ‘trolling’ jihadists on social media,” by Tim Hume, CNN, April 18:
Former imam used UK’s Finsbury Park mosque as “base of operations for the global export of violence and terror”
Jihad Watch : Where
are all those “hundreds of Muslims” whom Abu Hamza inspired and incited
Is the British government watching them, or preparing to award
them MBE’s? Back in 2009, before the British government went into full
appeasement mode and started banning counter-jihadists from the country,
I was in London and went to the Finsbury Park Mosque.
There I was
assured that Abu Hamza’s gang was all gone and they were all “moderates”
there now, and a very kind young man weighed me down with books, hoping
I would read them and convert to Islam.
One was an edition of the
Qur’an with commentary by the Pakistani politician and Islamic scholar
Maulana Maududi. Maududi wrote in his commentary on Qur’an 9:29: “The
purpose for which Muslims are required to fight is not, as one might
think, to compel the unbelievers into embracing Islam. Rather, its
purpose is to put an end to the suzerainty of the unbelievers so that
the latter are unable to rule over people.
The authority to rule should
only be vested in those who follow the True Faith; unbelievers who do
not follow this True Faith should live in a state of subordination.
Anybody who becomes convinced of the Truth of Islam may accept the faith
of his/her own volition. The unbelievers are required to pay jizyah (poll tax) in return for the security provided to them as the dhimmis (“Protected People”) of an Islamic state. Jizyah symbolizes the submission of the unbelievers to the suzerainty of Islam.” Moderate!
“Abu Hamza trial: Former imam used Finsbury Park mosque as ‘base of
operations for the global export of violence and terror’, New York court
told,” by David Usborne, the Independent, April 17 :
Vietnamese officers shot dead by Chinese Uighur Muslims
Five Uighur Muslims and two Vietnamese police killed in gun fight.
18 Uighur Muslims illegally entering Vietnam were arrested by Vietnamese
police who received request from the Chinese authorities to send them
back to China, but some of the arrested robbed an AK-47 from a guard and
opened fire at police.
"Abu Islam, says Britain has nothing to worry from him: "For me
personally I was born and raised there, that's my home....Abu Muhadjar
also denies they will be a threat: "That's slightly surreal to go back
to UK and start a jihad there. I do understand their concern but you
cannot paint everyone with the same brush."If I wanted to do something
in UK I wouldn't have come here. If I did want to do something in UK I
would have already done it by now, but I'm here. "
So on that note the bBC reports that the victims father, Abubaker
said he thought his son had been in Libya and did not know of his trip
to Syria. he also related that he had not seen his son for "two or three
months", but he now believed he had died in Syria.So in other words,
the father doesn't have a clue just why his 18 year old son would up
sticks and bugger off to Syria and as Toyah Wilcox sang; Its a Mystery But here is what the bBC and the left don't reveal about the Deghayes family. Abudallah's Uncle 'Omar Deghayes'
while awaiting his asylum papers in the UK decided instead in the
middle of his studies to bugger off to find salvation in a pure Islamic
state, which is why in 2001 he was found fighting for Al Queda and then
locked up inside Guantanamo Bay .Oh how the left, promoted that the
view that Omar was an innocent man, that as a muslim he could only be a
victim and that he should be brought back home and guess what he was and
to much fanfare by the left he was also awarded a huge cash payout in
which to prevent human rights lawyers from dragging out a court case
(resulting in even more costs to the British tax payer) Then there's the victims father Abubaker who it transpires isn't Mr
Innocent, that actually he's a relgious agitator and that he took
control of a mosque in Brighton by using force and intimidation , here's
what the Sunday Times had to say on this man in 2006:
Abubaker Deghayes, who now runs the mosque in Brighton and whose
brother Omar is a detainee at Guantanamo Bay, told an undercover
reporter that he endorsed the views of George Galloway, the Respect MP,
who said an attack on the prime minister by a suicide bomber could be
morally justified. Deghayes said he prayed for Allah to support anyone
who attacked Blair. Court documents show Deghayes took over the
mosque using violence, intimidation and threats. Dr Abduljalil Sajid, a
leading imam and a government adviser on Islam, was forced out as head
of the mosque by Deghayes and his supporters.
With family members like his father and uncle in which to set an
example, it isn't hard to see that the apple hasn't dropped far from the
tree in this case, and yet for some strange reason the left who
championed both his family members as victims don't want you to know
about their past.
Did Jordan use her new mini Gunships to take out Syrian rebels
Eye On The World : (Amman)
The other day a convoy of Syrian rebels tried to sneak in neighbouring
Jordan and were taken out by the Jordanian military.
When they ignored
warning shots in which to turn around, the gloves were taken off and the
convoy destroyed. A Jordanian army statement said
the incident took place at around 10:30am when several camouflaged
vehicles attempted to traverse rugged frontier terrain and disregarded
warnings not to proceed:
“After repeated warnings that (we) would not allow a violation of
the border, a number of air force planes sent warning shots towards the
vehicles, but they did not heed these warnings and continued,.This
forced the army to apply known engagement rules and to destroy the
Now, what interested me about his story is that recently Jordan took hold of a couple of Casa CN235 light transport planes , which they converted into mini-gunships (like the US AC130 variants)
These CN 235 have been fitted out with electro-optical targeting
systems that include a laser designator, aircraft self-protection
equipment, and a weapons suite of Hellfire laser-guided missiles,
70mm/2.75 inch rockets (which could include laser guided rockets), and
the same M230 link-fed 30mm chain gun that equips AH-64 Apache
helicopters. The weapons are all controlled by a mission system,
turning the CN-235 into a very lethal but relatively inexpensive counter-insurgency platform.
Seeing as the pictures handed out by the Jordanians showed the vehicles
hit, on fire after getting hit by machine gunfire from the air, I wonder
if they decided to test drive their new toys the other day.
Seeing as their F16s would have had a much harder time taking these vehicles out with weapons fire.
Most of the suspects have been released, except for three
that are still under arrest: Abdelkader Merah, the older brother of the
killer, Muhammad Mounir Miskine, a friend, and Fetha Malki, the arms
The website of the local daily, La Depeche du Midi, reported on Tuesday
that the sister was arrested on Monday evening in Toulouse. The sister, Souad, had been arrested once before for condoning
terrorism, after she was secretly recorded – in a conversation with
another one of her brothers – saying she was proud of Muhammad.
Following the arrest she condemned the seven murders. The national radio station, Europe 1, said that the mother, Zoulikha
Aziri, had also been interrogated for by police two weeks ago, for 24
hours, then released.
The most terrifying aspect of the collapse of US power worldwide is the US’s indifferent response to it. In Europe, in Asia, in the Middle East and beyond, America’s most
dangerous foes are engaging in aggression and brinkmanship unseen in
As Gordon Chang noted at a symposium in Los Angeles last month hosted by
the David Horowitz Freedom Center, since President Barack Obama entered
office in 2009, the Chinese have responded to his overtures of goodwill
and appeasement with intensified aggression against the US’s Asian
allies and against US warships.
On Sunday, the Arab news website Elaph alluded to an
Israeli government ploy by citing sources in Egypt’s travel industry
that claimed Israeli visas issued for Easter travel were really intended
for another “mass” immigration of Coptic Christians to Israel. These fears stem from earlier waves of Christian emigration.
It is doubtful that Egypt’s ruling class views as disagreeable a potential exodus of Copts.
It is more likely to be encouraged, if not fostered, just as in the
evacuation of Jews from Egypt during the Nasser era. Currently, focusing on such “news” creates an opportunity to criticize and condemn imaginary offenses by Jews and the Israeli government.
This week, as Jews celebrate the Passover holiday, they are
commemorating the Bible's Exodus story describing a series of plagues
inflicted on ancient Egypt that freed the Israelites, allowing them to
make their way to the Holy Land. But over the past century, another
exodus, driven by a plague of persecution, has swept across the Middle
East and is emptying the region of its Christian population. The
persecution is especially virulent today.
The Middle East may be the birthplace of three monotheistic
religions, but some Arab nations appear bent on making it the burial
ground for one of them. For 2,000 years, Christian communities dotted the region, enriching the Arab world with literature, culture and commerce. At
the turn of the 20th century, Christians made up 26% of the Middle
East's population. Today, that figure has dwindled to less than 10%. Intolerant
and extremist governments are driving away the Christian communities
that have lived in the Middle East since their faith was born.
The Independent : They are male and female, young and old, black, white and Asian, with hijab and without, but they are all Muslims.
And they are all happy.That's the message of a new video which shows dozens of British Muslims dancing their hearts out, laughing, singing and smiling along to Pharrell Williams' hit single "Happy".
Produced by a group of young Muslims called Honesty Policy, the four-minute video is infectious and its unashamedly positive message has gone viral more than 300,000 hits (and rising) on YouTube this week. Just try and watch it without smiling – you'll fail.
That hasn't stopped a vocal minority attacking the project as haram (an Arabic term meaning sinful), though, and yesterday the BBC Asian Network held a vigorous debate asking whether the video was halal (an action that is permissible to engage in). Read it all here......
WARNING: Graphic Pictures of Beheaded Syrian Soldiers
Raymond Ibrahim : In Idlib, northwest Syria, seven soldiers were recently captured by
“rebel” forces. They were tortured and executed, by beheading, echoing
Koran 47:4: “So when you meet in battle those who disbelieve [or
"infidels"], then smite the necks [decapitate] until when you have
overcome them… That is the command.”
Today, Al Hadath News published the following pictures of
the aftermath, to document the atrocity — and the nature of the
“rebellion,” so frequently portrayed in the West as a fight for “freedom
and democracy.” (Click here for more on Syria’s beheadings.) Read more here....
Raymond Ibrahim : According to Sham Times, jihadi social media networks posted
the above picture of a child sitting on the ground while surrounded by
armed men pointing their rifles at him. The caption appearing with the
picture, purportedly posted by a supporter of the Free Syrian Army, is
“Our youngest hostage from among the hostile sects of Kessab.”
Kessab is a predominantly Christian Armenian village in Syria near the Turkish border. Earlier it was invaded by jihadis,
who terrorized, pillaged churches, and prompted some 2000 residents to
flee. Initial reports had stated that about a dozen families remained
Since the picture appeared on social media, many have expressed shock
and outrage, condemning the Syrian “rebels,” while others cast doubt on
the authenticity of the picture.
The fact remains that the “Free Syrian Army,” along with other
“rebel” groups operating in Syria, are guilty of several crimes against
humanity — including against women and children.
Sakmongkol AK47 : I join all conscientious Malaysians of all races to express the deepest of sadness, sorrow and a feeling of loss over the man known for his uncompromising upholding of truth and justice.
Fought with equal vehemence through politics and the law.
What did Karpal Singh fight for?
For as long as I remember Karpal fought for the supremacy of the law. The law which he understood to mean that everyone living in the realm is subjected as equals before the law.
As a result of this unshakeable conviction, he has been able to dispute and challenge every transgression of the law irrespective of who the author of those transgressions is.
Be it the high and mighty, the royal family and we have had so many of them who have broken all sorts of law these years, the politicians and the powerful.
I suspect he has a natural inclination to be on the side of the oppressed, the weak and powerless, and the common people.
Karpal Singh is radical in that sense. He actually delights and savors a fight with the establishment- in any form and guise into which he tears through with reason, the law and conviction. He does not believe in any god-incarnate institutions here in Malaysia. His unshakeable motto is if in court, anytime, anywhere.
Military-style units from government agencies are wreaking havoc on non-violent citizens. By John Fund
National Review : Regardless of how people feel about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management over his cattle’s grazing rights, a lot of Americans were surprised to see TV images of an armed-to-the-teeth paramilitary wing of the BLM deployed around Bundy’s ranch.
They shouldn’t have been. Dozens of federal agencies now have Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams to further an expanding definition of their missions.
It’s not controversial that the Secret Service and the Bureau of Prisons have them. But what about the Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office of Personnel Management, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service?
All of these have their own SWAT units and are part of a worrying trend towards the militarization of federal agencies — not to mention local police forces. “Law-enforcement agencies across the U.S., at every level of government,
have been blurring the line between police officer and soldier,”
journalist Radley Balko writes in his 2013 book Rise of the Warrior Cop.
“The war on drugs and, more recently, post-9/11 antiterrorism efforts
have created a new figure on the U.S. scene: the warrior cop — armed to
the teeth, ready to deal harshly with targeted wrongdoers, and a growing
threat to familiar American liberties.”
Brunei implements Sharia: Non-Muslim citizens forbidden to drink in public even when abroad
Jihad Watch : “‘It is not the local authorities’ responsibility to go to every
other country in the hope of keeping tabs of these misconducts committed
by citizens and permanent residents of Brunei’, essentially clarifying
that those who have committed such crimes will be charged should a
complaint be made against them by the nation’s citizens or permanent
residents for their public alcohol consumption in countries outside of
So if you’re a Bruneian in Adelaide or Manila and it’s hot day
and you’d like to toss back a couple of cold ones, just make sure there
aren’t any other Bruneians around.
This illustrates how close the
congruence is between Sharia and life in totalitarian states, in which
people grab small joys furtively, always looking over their shoulder to
make sure no informants are around.
“Non-Muslim Bruneians can’t drink in public abroad,” from the Borneo Bulletin, April 17 :
Kansas City: Mohammed Whitaker charged in highway shootings, given 18 felony charges
Jihad Watch : In
light of the fact that Mohammed Whitaker’s father’s name is Edward, it
is likely that he is a convert to Islam.
And he may be yet another
convert to Islam who has somehow misunderstood his new, peaceful
religion. Whitaker’s sniper attacks against drivers on the highway
recalls the Beltway jihad sniper attacks of John Allen Muhammad in the
Still, this may not be jihad. It may be that Mohammed
Whitaker is a “right-wing extremist,” driven mad by his reading of
If it is a jihad attack, the mainstream media will
do its best to cover up and obfuscate that fact, or downplay and ignore
it if it is indisputable. “Grandview man, 27, charged in area highway shootings,” by Christine Vendel for the Kansas City Star, April 18 :
Egypt: Islamic supremacists step up kidnappings of Christian women
Jihad Watch : “It’s
pervasive; police at the local level are not stopping the abductions.”
This is because all too many police at the local level are Muslims who
sympathize with these kidnappings, and believe that it is perfectly
justified for Muslims to seize Christian girls and either rape them as
“captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3) or force them to convert to
Islam, which they believe will be better for them anyway.
“There is no
compulsion in religion,” says the Qur’an (2:256), but what constitutes
“compulsion” is in the eye of the beholder. After all, the
institutionalized subjugation of the dhimma, with its regular
humiliation and harassment, from which one can be freed for the simple
price of converting to Islam, is not considered compulsion.
Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig, the journalists who were kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam
— even though their conversions were obviously coerced, their captors
made them say that they were converting freely, and the captors probably
believed that themselves. After all, the journos could have chosen to
be killed instead. “Rate of Christian girls abducted and attacked by extremists on the rise in Egypt,” by Perry Chiaramonte, FoxNews.com, April 18:
Pakistan: Muslim murders Christian for refusing to convert to Islam
Jihad Watch : “The
situation endures because of the government inactions.
involved in such crimes are brought to justice, then it can act as a
deterrent, but instead they are being encouraged by local religious
leaders, Imams and Madrasahs.”
And the “government inactions” stem from
the fact that the Pakistani government is filled with so many Islamic
supremacists who look kindly on this kind of behavior.
It is virtually
impossible for Christians to get justice in Pakistan, but the global
“human rights community” can’t be bothered with such matters — it has
its hands full dealing with “Islamophobia.” “Christian boy killed for not converting to Islam,” Pakistan Christian Post, April 18:
He has lobbied and the minister has agreed to extend his services for another 2 years. He has served this country well but it is time for others to take over. I want to ask- is there a succession plan of the military top brass?
Why do we need to extend the services of the current PAT by another 2 years?
Does this mean that the other services chiefs are not qualified to take over? We have at least four 4-star generals who could easily take over as PAT. we have the Navy Chief, the Air Force Chief, Chief of Amy and the Chief of the National Defence University. Why don’t we appoint any of these fellows? Our military needs new commanders and new doctrines and needs to be modernized.
The Lahad Datu Incident showed many shortcomings. The latest case of the missing MH370 further exposed our inadequacies. We lacked mission capable assets. The Hercules planes participating in Australia are doing exactly what? Hercules is merely a transport plane that is hardly suitable for SAR operations, unless of course we define eye observation as SAR.
The chief of armed forces is always housed at a government quarters somewhere near the old Istana Negara. Recently, the residence of our armed forces chief was renovated at a cost of nearly RM10 million. Hundreds of low ranking soldiers were mustered to do work at the house doing cleaning up jobs I suppose. How was it decided that we needed to spend this amount on sprucing up the official residence of our army chief? Is it proper also for the PAT to call up our soldiers to do domestic work at his residence?
Like millions of Malaysians I too was big fan of the Karpal Singh.
In his younger days and near to elections he like all political leaders of that time would travel all over the country giving political speeches. I remember when he came to Raub ( my home town ) he would stand on a wooden box in the middle of the football field surrounded by a huge crowd and give fiery speeches.
Although persecuted and prosecuted for the better part of his life Karpal never wavered from his principles.
He was amongst the very few political leaders who was completely scandal free. Such was his personality and ability as a lawyer that he dwarfed his generation of lawyers and law makers.
I was one of the lucky ones who managed to get a signed copy of his book , Karpal Singh the Tiger of Jelutong.
This was not at the official launch but at his office at Jalan Pudu through the help of a good friend who knows Karpal very well. There I met this tiger in his den who obliged me without hesitation. Due to his medical condition it was quite painful to see him write as his hand was not able to get a good grip of the pen, but write he did as you can see.
The Malays Mail : KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — The “huge” statues at a Hindu temple in Batu Caves and Buddhist temple in Penang are an affront to Islam as the religion forbids idolatry, a retired Court of Appeals judge said.Datuk Mohd Noor Abdullah stressed that such sculptures of non-Muslim deities should not be built in the open, but should be placed within an enclosed building instead.
“With such a huge statue, you’re showing that your religion is all mighty and powerful,” Mohd Noor told The Malay Mail Online and Bernama in an joint interview yesterday, referring to the 42.7-metre high statue of Lord Murugan, the Hindu warrior god, at Batu Caves in Selangor.
Pointing to the Federal Constitution which states that Islam is the religion of the federation, the former judge insisted Islam is above other faiths.
“When non-Muslims build such big idols, it hurts people’s feelings,” he said.
He added that non-Muslims had freedom of worship, but that such freedom must be exercised in a way where “Muslims don’t feel threatened”.
The retired judge also criticised the 30.2-metre high statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy, at a Buddhist temple at Air Itam, Penang. Read it all here.........
British Woman May Face Execution in Iran for Insulting Islam
Gatestone Institute : The notes from Dr. Azam's medical journal include a crushed toe, broken fingers, missing fingernails, broken ribs, a skull fracture, severe abdominal bruising, marks of flogging on her back and feet [and] extensive damage to her genitals.
Dutch authorities expressed shock and sadness over her execution and cut off diplomatic relations with Iran for approximately 20 days.
Roya Nobakht, 47, presently being detained as a political prisoner in Iran, may face execution for insulting Islam.
She has lived in Stockport, England with her husband for the last six years and holds dual British-Iranian citizenship.
Her husband, Daryoush Taghipoor, has stated that his wife was arrested while visiting a friend at Iran's Shiraz airport last October for comments she had made on a Facebook group calling the government of Iran "too Islamic."
British Jihadis Tweet Photos of Severed Heads, Praise Allah
Daily Mail : British jihadists in Syria are posing with guns, ammunition and severed heads before posting their
bragging photos on social media sites.
The Islamic State of Iraq and al Sharm (ISIS) has found itself alienated from the more moderate rebel
groups due to its history of attacking those groups and killing their commanders.
However, despite setbacks British fighters are posting disturbing images of themselves on social
media, according to Vice News.
This time last year photographs appeared to show British recruits having fun in swimming pools and eating Cadbury's chocolates which they had taken from home.
But the images have now taken a more sinister turn - including men posing with severed heads,
bloodied guns and ammunition.
Abu Abdurrahman al Britani and Abu Daighum al Britani are two fighters from London who are now members of Rayat al Tawheed, an ISIS faction that communicates in English.
The pair have been uploading pictures for their followers back home in Britain to see.
One image shows a bloodied hand with the caption: 'My first time.' Read and see all the images here...............
Metro Weekly : "Under international law, stoning people to death constitutes torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and is thus clearly prohibited."
Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Comissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). He continued, "Application of the death penalty for such a broad range of offenses contravenes international law."
The statement was made in response to Brunei's new penal code, which permits the punishment of death by stoning for a range of offences, including same-sex sexual relationships, adultery, rape, extramarital affairs and publicly declaring oneself to be non-Muslim. Brunei, which has a majority Muslim population and is phasing in Sharia law, previously had a 10-year prison sentence as the maximum punishment for sex between persons of the same gender.
Monday on MSNBC's "Ronan Farrow Daily," Harvard Law
Professor Alan Dershowitz discussed Sundays tragic shooting outside a
Jewish community center in Kansas City:
“When we were kids we learned sticks and stones will break your bones
but names will never harm you. That’s a lie, Names hurt. They are
horrible, and we shouldn’t be tolerating them in society. But the law
under our Constitution can’t move against people simply for expressing
"They praise Hitler and they praise Farrakhan and of corse Farrakhan was
one of this guy's heroes along with Hitler and David Duke. Here you
have a problem with the extreme left and extreme right have only one
thing in common, they hate jews. The extreme left preaches this kind of
bigotry as well, people like Farrakhan people within Hamas and Hezbollah
and the extreme right."
Imam: 'Everybody was Happy' When Planes Hit WTC on 9/11
ABC News : An Egyptian Islamic preacher's statements that "everybody was happy" when the World Trade Center was hit by airplanes can be heard by a jury sitting just blocks from the site of the Sept. 11 attacks, a judge ruled Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest issued a written decision narrowing the evidence that can be presented against Mustafa Kamel Mustafa two days before opening statements were scheduled to start in the cleric's trial on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida.
Forrest rejected the introduction of several statements that she found cumulative or insufficiently relevant to the charges.
But she allowed the majority of the government's proposed videos, audios and written statements.
Mustafa has pleaded not guilty. He is accused of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in 1999 in Oregon and by arranging for others to attend an al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan.
He also is accused of ensuring there was satellite phone service for hostage-takers who abducted two American tourists and 14 others in Yemen in 1998. Four hostages died. Read it all here.......
What a suprise: Families of Islamic terrorists caught out....lying.
Eye On The World : (London)
On the 14th of May 2004 a British army patrol was ambushed by Iraqi
insurgents near Majar Al Kabir, a town in Southern Iraq , they in turn
called for reinforcements and these too were ambushed.
Ambulance chasing lawyers seeing a chance in which to make a killing
took the British ministry of defence to court and 10 years later at a
cost of over £22 million,the court case collapsed when the so called human rights lawyers threw in the towel and finally admitted they had no evidence that British troops abused any Iraqi terrorists. Today the British government issued a statement condemning the families of the terrorists killed,
stating that they lied simply for financial gain, if I had my way I
would bill the so called Human right crowd (And the bBC) for £22
million. However as this is about the Islamic terrorist fawning bBC they ended their coverage on this finding with this little snippet:
Patrick O'Connor QC described them as: "Gross violations of the
Geneva Conventions, inhuman and degrading treatment of wounded, broken
and helpless young men, who were utterly at the mercy of their military
handlers and interrogators."The MoD has admitted that one detainee was grabbed and shaken, and that another may have been slapped. It also concedes that the detainees should have been given a proper meal when they were first captured.
Facebook Exec Attends Islamist Event on 'Internet Hate'
Front Page Magazine : The Islamic supremacist group Muslim Advocates has announced that its Annual Gala 2014 on May 3 will host an “onstage conversation” about “countering hate on the internet” featuring Monika Bickert, the Head of Global Policy Management for Facebook, along with Muslim Advocates’ Executive Director Farhana Khera and Hilary Shelton of the NAACP.
Who exactly is Monika Bickert? As Head of Global Policy Management for Facebook, she is Facebook’s speech police. So is it any wonder that groups like Muslim Advocates would be feting her? Muslim Advocates is an organization of Sharia enforcers, enforcers of the blasphemy laws under Sharia…
Groups like these have millions of dollars and an obviously subversive mission, and for them someone like Bickert is a key player. How many of you who are reading this know exactly what I’m talking about? How many of you have been banned from Facebook for twenty-four hours for posting a jihad story or saying something that might offend Muslims?
I myself have been banned numerous times for merely posting a link to a jihad article.
The well-oiled machine of Islamic supremacists descends daily on Facebook and flags or reports stories that they deem unacceptable for the eyes of the Facebook user and American news consumer. Read it all here..........
Going Ottoman? Ceremonial cavalry regiment serves for first time in Turkey’s presidential mansion
Blazing Cat Fur : The
ceremonial cavalry regiment was in the spotlight in Turkey’s
presidential mansion on April 16, when President Abdullah Gül welcomed
his Latvian counterpart Andris Berzins with a ceremony never before seen
in Ankara’s Çankaya neighborhood.
Gül met Berzins at the entrance of the mansion and accompanied him to
the spot where the two watched the ceremonial cavalry’s maiden
The two heads of state then entered the mansion for official talks after listening to their respective national anthems.
While some of these crimes are clearly related to Islam—such as attacks
on Muslim apostates to Christianity—others, such as rampant theft of non-Muslims, would appear banal, until one realizes that even robbery
and plunder is justified by Islamic doctrine—as one UK Muslim cleric once clearly said.
The interesting question here is why are second generation Muslims, who are presumably more Westernized than their Muslim parents, also more “radical”? Lest one dismiss this phenomenon as a product of economics or some other “grievance” against European host nations, the fact is, even in America, where Muslims are much better assimilated than in Europe, they too are turning to “radicalism.”
Syria: inside the ancient monastery regained from Islamist rebels
Blazing Cat Fur : The Telegraph's Peter Oborne visits the town of Maaloula, 40 miles from
Damascus, where government forces have routed radical Islamist rebels
and regained control of ancient Christian places of worship.
Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus Christ is still spoken in
Maaloula. On a hill above the village lies the ancient monastery of St
Sergius. After months of heavy fighting in the area between Syrian regime forces
and rebels, the monastery and a small chapel within it lie in ruins.
They suffered great damage from gun and shellfire, but also at the hands
of Islamist rebels who for months controlled Maaloula. Now the regime of Bashar al-Assad has regained control of the village, and allowed The Telegraph's chief political commentator Peter Oborne to visit.
The Spectator : These days, pretty much every story is really the same story:
In Galway, at the National University of Ireland, a speaker who
attempts to argue against the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions)
programme against Israel is shouted down with cries of ‘Fucking Zionist,
fucking pricks… Get the fuck off our campus.’
In California, Mozilla’s chief executive is forced to resign because
he once made a political donation in support of the pre-revisionist
definition of marriage.
At Westminster, the House of Commons Science and Technology
Committee declares that the BBC should seek ‘special clearance’ before
it interviews climate sceptics, such as fringe wacko extremists like
former Chancellor Nigel Lawson.
Al Qaeda jihadist: “We must eliminate the cross. … The bearer of the cross is America!”
Jihad Watch : “A
new video shows what looks like the largest and most dangerous
gathering of al Qaeda in years.
And the CIA and the Pentagon either
didn’t know about it or couldn’t get a drone there in time to strike.”
Maybe they were too busy engaging in “outreach” with Muslim groups
linked to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, and too busy reassuring
Muslim communities in the U.S. of their benign intentions, to pay any
attention to this.
“Unsettling video shows large al Qaeda meeting in Yemen,” by Barbara Starr for CNN, April 16 : In a speech to the group, al-Wuhayshi makes it clear that he’s going after the United States, saying “We must eliminate the cross. … The bearer of the cross is America!”
Terrorist Supporting David Cameron met with Muslim Brotherhood official last year
Blazing Cat Fur : British
Prime Minister David Cameron held a two-hour meeting with Muslim
Brotherhood spokesman Gehad el-Hadad on May 17, 2013, and offered his
support for the group in Egypt.
According to the
Middle East Eye, the meeting took place during President Mohammed
Morsi’s brief reign, and was the first of a series of official visits
between Downing Street officials and Brotherhood members, some of whom —
including el-Hadad — are presently awaiting custody in Egypt. During the prime minister’s meeting with el-Hadad, the two discussed
Egypt’s free market potential, with Cameron offering Britain’s support. Downing Street confirmed the report in a statement on Wednesday, and staunchly defended the meeting.
Sexual assault in Egypt going unpunished, group says
Screen capture from video allegedly showing a woman being attacked by a mob in Tahrir Square, Cairo, November 2011
Blazing Cat Fur : CAIRO — Sexual violence against women has been rife since the 2011
uprising in Egypt, where hundreds of female protesters have been the
target of attack with apparent impunity, rights groups said Wednesday.
“Successive Egyptian governments have failed to address violence against
women, with serious implications for women’s participation in the
political transition of their country,” said a group of rights
organizations led by FIDH, the International Federation for Human
Rights. Sexual assaults on women protesters were reported during demonstrations
after the 2011 fall of Hosni Mubarak, and then under the military junta
which ruled Egypt after him and again during protests against president
Mohammed Morsi, they said in a report. “However, as of March 2014, not a single perpetrator had yet been
brought to justice,” said the report, which quoted several victims on their experiences.
NYPD Stands Down on Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombing
Jihad Watch : At Breitbart today I discuss the latest capitulation to Leftist and Islamic supremacist enabling of jihad terror:
The New York Police Department announced Tuesday, the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon jihad attack, that it was disbanding a special unit that had been dedicated to watching for jihad terror threats in Muslim communities.
That’s good; after all, who ever heard of a Muslim staging a terror
attack? And what better day to announce such news than the first
anniversary of what New York officials evidently think is the last
Islamic jihad attack ever on American soil?
As I show in my book Arab Winter Comes to America: The Truth About the War We’re In,
this NYPD program had been under fire for several years for “profiling”
Muslim communities in New York and New Jersey – that is, for operating
on the assumption that communities of Muslims might be more likely to
plot a terror attack than, say, communities of Amish, or bowling
Thousands flee gun battle as Chad withdraw from Central African Republic
displaced people wait for food distribution by a foreign
non-governmental organization in the town of Boda April 15, 2014
Blazing Cat Fur : Thousands fled a gun battle between Chadian troops escorting a convoy of
Muslim civilians and local militia in Central African Republic,
Médecins Sans Frontières said on Tuesday, as Chad completed a withdrawal
of soldiers from its violence-ravaged neighbour.
Central African Republic has descended into chaos since the mainly
Muslim Séléka rebel coalition seized power a year ago. Its abuses on the
majority Christian population triggered waves of revenge attacks,
leading to thousands of deaths and displacing hundreds of thousands of
civilians, including the majority of the country's Muslims. The Chadian troops were escorting the last 540 Muslim residents of the
northwestern town of Bossangoa to Gore in Chad when militia attacked the
convoy at night on April 11 as it passed through Boguila, around 310
miles north of the capital Bangui. The Chadian soldiers fought back, and three wounded were later admitted to MSF facilities in Boguila and Paoua. "We witnessed the majority of the population fleeing in panic to the
bush," Stefano Argenziano, MSF head of mission in the country, said in a
statement on Tuesday, estimating that around 7,000 people were
displaced in the clash. "We are worried that the gun battle may have resulted in more people
being injured. For the moment we cannot access the area to verify if
this is the case and evacuate the wounded," Argenziano said. The United Nations said earlier this month it was trying to urgently
evacuate 19,000 Muslims from Bangui and other parts of Central African
Republic who are surrounded by anti-balaka Christian militia threatening their lives.
Obama Administration official Samantha Power is on the case,
denouncing religion-inspired violence in…the Central African Republic
and everywhere else that Muslims are victims.
But not in Nigeria, where
the Islamic jihadists can apparently act with complete impunity, secure
in the knowledge that the Nigerian government can’t stop them and that
no other force has the will to do so.
“Islamic extremists kill 20 Nigerians during rampage,” from the Associated Press, April 16:
A MoFo tweets, Zul Noordin: Allah took Karpal for hudud's sake
An unsympathetic, intolerant, racist, MoFo tweets, click on MoFo, to know what it means !!! There are 85 descriptions for this turd.
Malaysiakini : As condolences pour in over the death of Bukit
Gelugor MP Karpal Singh, some appear to be seeing the veteran opposition
leader's sudden departure as something to celebrate. Most controversial were comments from former Kulim Bandar Baharu MP
Zulkifli Noordin, who praised God for Karpal's death, which he said
would help advance hudud in Malaysia. “At
a time when the PAS Kelantan government wants to implement hudud with
the help of Umno, Allah made Karpal die because he was its foremost
opponent! “May the struggle to implement hudud in Kelantan succeed. Thank God for
the unity between PAS and Umno, and with Karpal no longer around, I
believe the path is becoming clearer!” he tweeted. His sentiments seem to be echoed by some internet users who have been
circulating pictures alleged to be of Karpal's bleeding body from the
accident early this morning. The pictures were included in a collage including a 1990 Utusan Malaysia
clipping with the headline: 'To form an Islamic country, over my dead
body first'. Also part of the collage circulating on Whatsapp is a verse from the
Quran which reads, “And never will the Jews or the Christians approve of you until you follow their religion.”
Netizens blast Zulkifli His tweet earned him Youth and Sports Minister and Umno Youth chief
Khairy Jamaluddin's ire, who tweeted back, “Shut up. Really, shut up.” Zulkifli, a syariah lawyer, in a later tweet also lauded Karpal for his
contribution to the legal fraternity, but this did little to ebb the
onslaught by netizens and politicians alike against his earlier tweet. MIC central working committee member S Vell Paari (left) also lambasted Zulkifli likening him to the devil. “Karpal Singh is the sign of political righteousness. You are a sign of political satanism (sic),” he tweeted in reply. Meanwhile another tweet from an account with the handle @putera_umno, a
youth movement aligned to Umno once headed by now Tabung Haji
chairperson Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, also riled many netizens over an
apparently insensitive remark on Karpal's passing. “You are so Islamic. Did you know that even my mother asked for the phone number of Karpal's widow to express her condolences? “You have no class. If people do the same to my father, I will blame
you. I have told him about your behaviour,” Marina Mahathir, daughter of
former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. Marina also tweeted a hadith (actions and sayings of Prophet Muhammad)
that described the prophet once paying respects to a Jewish man. However
it is unclear what the user @putera_umno had initially tweeted to earn
Marina's wrath, as the Twitter account has been suspended. Communications and Multimedia Minister Shabery Cheek also censured those spreading pictures of Karpal from the accident. “Spreading pictures of the dead especially in a terrible state is something unethical. "I hope the maintream media does not to the same. We should all empathise with his surviving family,” he wrote on Facebook. Karpal, 74, and his aide Michael Cornelius Selvam Vellu, 39, were killed in a road accident this morning near Kampar at about 1.10am.
The former DAP chairperson's sudden departure has shocked the nation, and elicated a flood of eulogies from both sides of the political divide.
A Sad Day For Malaysia - The Tiger Of Jelutong Leaves Us, Karpal Singh 1940 - 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
There will not be any other postings today. This will remain on top for the rest of the day. My sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones.
Malaysian Insider : Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh died in a car accident on the North-South Expressway this morning near Gua Tempurung, Kampar in Perak.
Kampar police chief Superintendent Ng Kong Soon confirmed that Karpal died in a road accident at KM306.1 of the North-South Expressway near Gua Tempurung at 12.40 am today.
Karpal, who would have turned 74 in June, was believed to be travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Penang to attend a court hearing scheduled for this morning.
Born in Penang on June 28, 1940, Karpal graduated with a law degree from the National University of Singapore.
Karpal's political career began in 1970 when he joined the DAP. He won a seat in the Kedah State Legislative Assembly in 1974.
He was first elected to Parliament in 1978 as the representative for Jelutong, Penang, and held the seat for more than 20 years until losing it in 1999. It is during this time that Karpal earned the moniker, “Tiger of Jelutong.”
He returned to parliament in the next general election, and led the DAP to its strongest ever performance in the 2008 general election.
Karpal leaves behind a wife, five children and four grandchildren.
Police said he died on the spot. There were three other occupants in Karpal's Toyota Alphard, which has the iconic number plate KS9898.
His long-time assistant Michael Cornelius Selvam Vellu also died, while Karpal's son Ramkarpal and the driver were injured.
The mood at the Kampar Hospital mortuary was highly emotional as family members of the late Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh arrived.
His wife Gurmit Kaur was inconsolable as she wailed "Why why", while his son, Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo, who was holding his mother all the way to the mortuary, also broke down.
The badly-damaged Toyota Alphard, which has the iconic number plate KS9898, owned by the late Karpal Singh who died early this morning today after the car lost control following a collision with a lorry. – April 17, 2014.The badly-damaged Toyota Alphard, which has the iconic number plate KS9898, owned by the late Karpal Singh who died early this morning today after the car lost control following a collision with a lorry. – April 17, 2014.
Karpal's daughter Sangeet Kaur Deo and eldest son Jagdeep Singh Deo was also seen grieving over the loss of their father.
They arrived at the hospital at about 5.15am.
The bodies of Karpal and Michael will be sent to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh for post-mortem.
Police said the multi-purpose vehicle was badly-damaged after losing control following a collision with a lorry.
Karpal, who recently resigned as DAP national chairman, became paralysed and wheelchair-bound after a car accident in 2005.
Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim wrote on his Facebook page: "We've lost a colleague. An indefatigable fighter for justice. The legendary Karpal Singh. Our sincere condolences to the family. RIP."
Also, the reaction to this tragic news has been swift with leaders from both sides of the divide taking to Twitter to express their sorrow.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak also conveyed his condolences.
"I have just landed at Ankara when I heard the news that YB Karpal Singh died in a road accident. My condolences to the family," read Najib's tweet.
"Shocked and sad news! DAP chairman Karpal Singh passed away in accident tonight.
Malaysia has lost a truly patriotic son," wrote Taiping MP Nga Kor Ming.
"Our dear Mr Karpal is no longer with us... I just can't accept it...," said Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching.
Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim tweeted: "The country has lost a noted political figure and a competent lawyer. My condolences to the family of the late Karpal Singh."
PKR's vice-president Tian Chua tweeted about the tragic news and he said that he was sad and speechless upon hearing the news.
Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin wrote on his Twitter handle that he got a “sad” wake up call from Kepala Batas MP Reezal Merican Naina.
"I immediately called @GobindSinghDeo and Jagdeep. These are truly sad calls in life. There is a void, a huge void to be filled in parliament as well as in court rooms. Farewell, Tiger of Jelutong," Sim tweeted. – April 17, 2014.
Minneapolis: Somali Muslims protest against Kenya counter-terror efforts
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Jihad Watch : The
Kenyan police might really be cracking down too hard on Muslims after
the recent bombings, but these charges of police injustice and brutality
follow a familiar pattern: they’re remarkably similar to charges Muslim
groups have made in the U.S. — that the FBI and police target Muslims
indiscriminately, mistreat them in custody, etc.
These claims also
resemble the narrative of “Palestinian” jihadists, that virtually any
and every action of the Israeli government to defend itself against the
“Palestinian” jihad is “disproportionate,” brutal, etc. For years
Muslims have been campaigning against NYPD surveillance of Muslim
communities, claiming that it was disproportionate and unjustified, and yesterday they succeeded in getting the surveillance program ended.
So we see Muslims ostensibly opposing jihad terrorism, and yet
protesting against counter-terror efforts in the U.S., Israel, Kenya and
elsewhere. One might almost get the impression that these charges of brutality and disproportion are always leveled against any counter-jihad action, as a tactic to clear away all obstacles before the advancing jihad.