Sunday, November 30, 2008

The UK's Suicidal Islamic Appeasement Strategy Endangers the Whole World


I used to feel sorry for the British people because they lived under the tyranny of one of the most fascistic "politically correct" and "multiculturalist" establishments in the West.

Now I feel sorry for all of us, because we're all suffering for the sake of the self-loathing left-wing charlatans in the British government and media. These people are more concerned with perceived Muslim "sensitivities" than they are with saving innocent lives.


"Mumbai terrorists were 'funded by cash raised in UK mosques'"


A banned Islamic terrorist group funded with cash raised in British mosques is believed to be behind the Mumbai attacks.

Kashmiri separatists Lashkar-e-Taiba, ‘The Army of the Righteous’, which has strong links to Al Qaeda, is accused of previous terrorist outrages in India.

And intercepted telephone and radio communications before and during the latest attacks apparently suggest a link.

Indian officials say at least one of the gunmen captured after the attacks is part of a Lashkar network.


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The group last week denied any responsibility and the unknown group Deccan Mujahideen said it was behind the atrocity.

But earlier this year another group, the Indian Mujahideen, which has links to Lashkar-e-Taiba, sent an email to Indian police warning it was planning an attack in Mumbai.

The message read: ‘We are keeping a close eye on you and just waiting for the right time to execute your bloodshed...Let the Indian Mujahideen warn all the people of Mumbai...You are already on our hit list and this time very, very seriously.’

Lashkar-e-Taiba has been blamed for violence throughout India, including the 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament building in New Delhi and a strike at an amusement park in Hyderabad in 2007.

It is accused of being behind a series of train bombings in Mumbai in 2006, which claimed almost 200 lives.

The group is outlawed in Britain and the US. In 2006, a Coventry man was sentenced to nine years in jail for conspiring to provide funds for its terrorist activities.


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The Mumbai terror attack's first prototype: Mike's Place, Tel Aviv, 2003

Via Debka:

Five years ago, al Qaeda enlisted two Pakistani British Muslims to land by sea in Tel Aviv, seize a large beachside hotel and the nearby US embassy, take hostages and shoot as many as possible. Recruited at London's radical Finsbury Park mosque (like shoe-bomber Richard Reid), Asif Muhammed Hanif and Omar Khan Sharif were trained for their mission in neighboring Syria and Gaza Strip.


But they missed their main objectives. Instead, they hit Mike's Place, a bar, killing three Israelis and injuring 60. Those directives, however, recurred strikingly - albeit on a mega-scale - in the Islamist terrorists' method of operation in Mumbai, on Wednesday, Nov. 26.


Mumbai was attacked - not by two but an estimated 30 terrorists, who were assigned seven targets in a world city of more than 16 million. Had the pair of bombers carried off their Tel Aviv mission as instructed, less than two years after 9/11, it would have resonated hugely for al Qaeda. The two British Islamists were prepared as meticulously as the much larger group of Mumbai attackers, spending months in Gaza taking instruction from Hamas in suicide tactics with bomb vests, after their initial indoctrination in Syria.




The 2003 attack started going askew when, at the last moment, Hanif and Sharif's al Qaeda controller changed the original plan. Instead of landing in Tel Aviv by sea, the bombers were told to make their way from Gaza to the Israeli town several days before the target date, register at a hotel with their British passports and thoroughly scout the targeted locations.

Although by 2008, al Qaeda had advanced from bomb vests to commando tactics, careful reconnaissance and mounting operations from neighboring countries were abiding elements of their mode of operation, as revealed in the Mumbai assault.

The 2003 operation began to unravel after the two bombers, instead of making for a hotel and the US embassy, attacked a bar, only to find their bomb vests were defective. Hanif's detonated only partly, killing three Israelis and himself, Sharif's did not work at all and he ran off.

Then, too, the UK government disowned any British connection in the incident, which was easier then, given the small scale of the incident.

The full story came out only four years later in May 2007, when US forces in Iraq captured Al Hadi al Iraqi, who turned out to be the al Qaeda operative who trained Hanif and Sharif and sent them to Tel Aviv in April 2003.

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Alan Scherr Update

As I suspected, Alan Scherr is indeed from a Jewish family. He was originally from Baltimore, Maryland and a Jewish memorial service will be held for him there. From the Baltimore Jewish Times:

A memorial service for Alan Scherr and his daughter, Naomi, both murdered by terrorists in the recent attack on India’s financial district, will be held Sunday, November 30, 7 p.m. at the Etz Chaim Center for Jewish Studies, 3702 Fords Lane. Mr. Scherr’s sister and brother-in-law Soozie and Kurt Seiden are members of Tiferes Yisroel Bais Dovid, Rabbi Goldberger’s Shul.

Mrs. Seiden’s brother was in India on a meditation retreat along with a group of followers of the Synchronocity movement. Mr. Scherr, 58, was a teacher at Loyola. He was a graduate of the Baltimore City Public School system.


While his life arc was useful in illustrating a point in my earlier thread, I certainly hold no animus towards him. When it comes down to it he was trying to live his life as best he could like all the rest of us. May he and his daughter, and all of the Mumbai victims, rest in peace.

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Mumbai Massacre 3: George Galloway Blames the British For Islamic Terrorism in Mumbai

Hideous British politician George Galloway is a reliable weather-vane for the opinions of the Moonbat Left. Here he is blaming the Mumbai murders on "the British" and "imperialism in general." Keep in mind the British withdrew from India 61 years ago. Pakistan and India are "big boys" and are able to make their own decisions.



Furthermore, he completely omits the fact that Islamic imperialists ruled over India for centuries. Perhaps the legacy of that conquest, which began 500 years before Europeans came onto the Indian scene, may be the root of Hindu-Muslim acrimony. Of course such a line of thought eludes Galloway and other leftists because it does not place the guilt unequivocally upon the West.

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Mumbai Massacre 2: A Lesson for Liberals, Especially Liberal American Jews

The Muslims who massacred 160 (and counting) innocents in Mumbai, India focused on foreigners; mainly Americans, Britons and as always with Islamic terrorists, Jews. Indeed, they had to go out of their way to find Jews. Although Jews have lived in India for over 2,500 years, they have never numbered more than a few tens of thousands, and today most Indian Jews and their descendents live in Israel. An estimated 5,000 Jews remained in India in 2006, or less than .05% of the total population of 1.1 billion.

By now most of you have probably heard about the story of the Chabad House in Mumbai where five hostages were found dead. Two of the confirmed dead are Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife. This is what they looked like:



They are easily identifiable as religious Jews, and thus the vast majority of American Jews - who are Reform or secular - can psychologically distance themselves from them. After all, if those liberal, enlightened, progressive, Obama-voting American Jews had been visiting India they would have integrated themselves with the local culture, not showing their Jewish faith or ethnicity openly.

That brings us to the two other American victims who have been identified thus far:



Alan Scherr and his daughter Naomi were the first American casualties to be identified in Mumbai. Alan Scherr was a former university professor who lived outside of Charlottesville, Virginia (home of UVA), and had found comfort in Buddhist-influenced meditation. In fact Scherr had lived at the Synchronicity Foundation Sanctuary since his 13 year-old daughter's birth. I can find no confirmation that this man was born Jewish, I'm relying on my "Jewdar." He looks Jewish, his last name is feasibly Jewish, his daughter's first name is Biblical (Jewish), he's a former professor, and his life is devoted to meditation. Why is the last point a clue to his Jewishness? It has been estimated that more than 20% of American converts to Buddhism are Jews. In other words they are ten times more likely to convert to Buddhism than the general population their 2% share of the US population would suggest.





Whether or not the man is actually Jewish, he is a symbol of secular Jews who disproportionately come under the sway of new-age, Buddhist, and secular/humanist expressions of spirituality. Like all liberals, they think that somehow their "tolerant" and "progressive" outlook will shield them from the violence of Islamic terrorists. In fact, liberals are loathe to even use the word "Islamic" to describe them. They are seen as misguided criminals who are suffering from the results of poverty, oppression, and Western imperialism. If only we'd sit down with them and talk, we could reach an understanding (excuse me while I roll my eyes).

The fate of Alan Scherr should be a sign to liberals, especially liberal Jews, that they are not immune from Islamic violence even if they completely separate themselves from the Jewish religion and people. The secular Jews of Western Europe thought they were fully assimilated "new men" who had transcended the crass notions of race of ethnicity. That was until Hitler taught them that one Jewish grandparent made them Jewish, and thus just as worthy of murder as any Orthodox Yeshiva-student.

Alan Scherr and his daughter were not visiting Israel, nor were they were attending a synagogue for religious services or a function for a recognizably Jewish cause; they were visiting Mumbai, India on a Buddhist-influenced spiritual journey. And yet, they are just as dead as the rabbi and his wife.

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Mumbai Massacre 1: "British Men Among the Terrorists"

And by "British Men" they mean "Muslims from Pakistan who choose to reside in the infidel realm called the United Kingdom to sponge welfare benefits and kill people in the name of Islam".

Two British-born Pakistanis were among eight gunmen seized by Indian commandos who stormed buildings to free hostages, Vilasrao Deshmukh, the chief minister of Mumbai, reportedly said.


Britain and Western Europe's abject failure to assimilate Muslim immigrants threatens to destabilize the entire continent, and as seen from the Mumbai incident even threatens non-Muslim governments and peoples far from European shores. Muslim British Jihadists have also been involved in suicide bombings in Israel, and have played a significant role in the nihilistic bloodbaths commonly referred to as "insurgencies" in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Somalia. British multiculturalist appeasement is truly a threat to the entire world.



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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cognitive Dissonance on the "Gay" Left

I put "gay" in quotes because the "Gay Rights" movement in America, while emphasizing a superficial "pro-gay" agenda, is rooted in Marxism and politically-correct fascism/censorship/thought-control. The rights of gay Americans and all Americans are guaranteed by our Constitution. If an individual's rights are violated - for example if they are barred from a restaurant or physically beaten - it should be dealt with on a case-by-case basis under existing law, regardless of the criminal's motives. People should not be divided into "protected" classes. We earn our rights at birth as American citizens, not as a result of our identification as gay, black, Spanish-speaking, or any other such "granfaloonery".

A gross contradiction of leftist identity politics is demonstrated graphically in this image from a California "anti-war" protest:


Apparently these people are not aware that gays face universal ridicule, torture, beatings and killings in the pre-natal state of "Palestine," while Palestinian Arab gay runaways find refuge on the streets of tolerant Israel. Or perhaps they are aware of the violently anti-gay nature of Islamic societies and their zeal for crushing Israel overrules their respect for logic. I'm not sure which concept is more disturbing.

Today I came across a MEMRI video of a Kuwaiti cleric speaking out about "gay rights" that highlights the same absurd contradictions:




Following are excerpts from an interview with Kuwaiti Islamist Dr. Sa'd Al-'Inzi, which aired on Al-Rai TV on December 10, 2007:


Moderator: Other than life imprisonment and the death sentence, what can be done?

Dr. Sa’d Al-’Inzi: According to Islamic law, a homosexual should be thrown from a tall building.

Moderator: What would you do with them?

Dr. Sa’d Al-’Inzi: To be honest, death is too good for them. They should be gathered in a public place, where they would be flogged and tortured, so the truth about these people is made clear and they serve as a lesson to others, because they are an epidemic plaguing society.

The question of whether gay marriage should be legally equal to straight marriage is a complicated issue that is testing the flexibility of our legal framework. However, the basic human rights of gays in America are not in question. Nor is their right to organize in openly-identified gay groups (whether they be for professional, political, social or any other purposes) questioned. Nor are the rights of adult gays to engage in any sexual, romantic, or domestic pursuits of any kind limited by the enforcement of our laws. The question has come down to whether the union of a homosexual couple should enjoy the same legal recognition as the union of a heterosexual couple.

Compare this to the Islamic world where the basic human rights of gays are forfeit; as a matter of religion, custom and law. Most Islamic countries cite the Koran and Hadith as the basis of their constitutions. Gays are routinely hounded, tortured and killed and the governments as well as the populations of these countries generally approve

The man in the Kuwaiti TV broadcast above called for the universal torture and murder of homosexuals, and not a word of protest has been lodged by any national or international gay organizations. On election day, the citizens of California voted against granting gay couples the same marriage rights as straight couples. In response to this there have been what are essentially riots in the gay community. The far-left often condemns the US government for its "fascist" anti-gay nature, while it defends the real fascists in the Middle East who call openly for the death of homosexuals.

Why are the Islamic gay-bashers favored? Simply because they oppose the US; for the Left, no further examination is required.


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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Michael Savage "Savages" the Barbary Pirates

On 11/18/08 Michael Savage had a nice monologue about the same Barbary Pirate history I touched on in Islamic Crusades 5. He gives it a bit more flair, and provides more background on the birth pangs of the US Navy.




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Monday, November 17, 2008

Radical Secularism is a Destructive New Religion

I came across this interview with Herbert London, President of the Hudson Institute, that complements the assertions I made in my "Appeal to Intellectually Honest Atheists and Secularists" video:





I'm very careful in trying to assert that it's not secularism itself, since secularism has been a very important anti-toxin against the extremes of religion. I'm talking about a kind of radical secularism - a radical secularism that believes in transnational progressivism, moral relativism, multiculturalism, a loss of confidence in the United States, "scientism" as opposed to science. There are a set of values that have come together and coalesced into what I would describe as a new religion.



Notice he is not by any means advocating a return to fundamentalist religion, but a rejection of the new fundamentalism which is a narrow, exclusive and myopic secularism.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Confront Jihad with the power of your own voice!

I've been inspired to create a new project, and I need your help.

If you are able to speak, you qualify.

Recently I've met a string of fascinating people through my work here on the blog and on YouTube. One of them is a young Iranian who dreams of throwing off the shackles of Islam and restoring Iran to its pre-Islamic glory. I had always hoped that such people existed, but never spoke to them directly. Coincidentally in the same week I've become acquainted with a diverse array of people who sympathize with my outlook: British Persians, Indian Hindus, American Hindus, Jewish Canadians, secular Europeans, gay Americans, all manner of people who are threatened by Islam in one way or another.

I want to hear your testimony about your experiences with Islam. This can be as extreme as living under Shariah-law in an Islamic country, or as mundane as experiencing the gradual politically-correct accommodation of Islam that is creeping into the West.

I want to create a video (or series of videos) using voices from around the world to illustrate the universal threat that Islam poses. You don't need to have an exotic background; everyone's perspective is important and essential to the overall picture.

I am focusing on audio here, because this is a sensitive subject and I suspect many of you would be reluctant to show your face. However, if you do feel comfortable making a video I would be honored to include it in this project!

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To join this project please submit an email to occidentalsoapbox[at]yahoo[dot]com with the following info. Please feel free to omit any information that would compromise your security or privacy.


1. NAME: This can be your real first name, internet handle, or completely made up.

2. LOCATION: Where you currently live... this can be continent, country, state, city, whatever level of detail you're comfortable with.

3. ORIGINS: Please indicate if you were born/raised/educated somewhere else, especially if it was in the Islamic world.

4. SUBJECT: Give me an indication of what you'll be talking about. It can be as simple as "growing up as a dhimmi in Egypt" or "taxi experience in Los Angeles," but feel free to expand on your idea as well.

NOTE: I don't want to limit the length, but keep in mind that Youtube videos are limited to 10 minutes and I'd like to include several stories in each video. Keep in mind I may edit for time constraints or to highlight what I think is a particularly powerful passage in your story. I'm running Windows and mp3 would be the easiest format for me to work with.

Please submit only this basic information first so I have an idea of the level of response. I will let you know when to submit an actual file.

Thanks, and I can't wait to see what you come up with! Spread the word.


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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Neo-Nazis to Lead U.N. Peace Forum

Not quite, but the real headline isn't any less absurd:


Saudi Arabia to Lead U.N. Faith Forum

And those Saudis are really kicking up the tolerance!

The Saudi leader agreed for the first time to dine in the same room with the Israeli president at a private, pre-conference banquet Tuesday hosted by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. But Ban hinted that the two leaders were not seated at the same table.


Miraculous. So in the same week that the US elected a black president, a Saudi leader lowered himself to sit in the same room (but decidedly not at the same table) as a Jew! What a week for human dignity!

Maybe one day Saudi Arabia will allow non-Muslims to practice their religions openly. And perhaps they will rescind the death sentences customarily given to those who convert away from Islam. And then there's the matter of the apartheid "Muslim-Only" roads:



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Debunking the Messiah (It Ain't Hard)

From "Win One For the Messiah!" by Victor Davis Hanson at National Review Online:


The world may be temporarily awestruck with the wise and all-powerful Obama, but it’s not quite ready to coalesce into a kinder, gentler global family — one people, under one Messiah, indivisible, with peace and justice for all.

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To the small degree Obama’s superior charm and style will improve things, the Russians may toast, backslap, and bear hug Obama — before seeking to body slam him against the wall on Polish anti-missile sites. The smiling Europeans will scurry around mumbling “Yes, but of course!” — as they shirk even more. An unhinged President Ahmadinejad will endlessly write rambling letters to Barack Hussein Obama as the last centrifuges come on line. The jihadists will sigh rather than swear as they continue to try to blow us all up.



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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hamas Met With Obama Advisors in Gaza

Not surprising, but still thoroughly disturbing.

"Hamas says met Obama advisors in Gaza"

Ismail Haniyeh's political advisor says Islamist group met with US president-elect's aides in Strip following online correspondence; 'they told us not to come out with any statements so as not to harm Obama's campaign,' Ahmad Yousuf says

Ahmad Yousuf, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh's political advisor, said that during the recent US presidential race a secret meeting between senior Islamist group figures and advisors to President-elect Barack Obama was held in Gaza.

"We were in contact with a number of Obama's aides through the Internet, and later met with some of them in Gaza, but they advised us not to come out with any statements, as they may have a negative effect on his election campaign and be used by Republican candidate John McCain (to attack Obama)," Yousuf said in an interview with London-based Arabic-language newspaper Al-Hayat, published Tuesday

Yousuf said Hamas's contact with Obama's advisors was ongoing, adding that he was still on good terms with some of the aides he had befriended while residing in the US.

According to Yousuf, Haniyeh will send Obama a telegram congratulating him on his victory.


This is the first time a jihadist movement, designated by the US State Department as a "foreign terrorist organization," has congratulated a victorious US presidential candidate. Now that's "Change"!


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Oriana Fallaci On European Antisemitism





Poetic words from Oriana Fallaci. If you don't know who she is, you need to find out, now!







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Monday, November 10, 2008

Pompous Old Poseur Gets Booed in Philly


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eli Manning threw two TD passes and John Carney kicked two field goals to give the NFC East-leading New York Giants a 20-17 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles at halftime on Sunday night.

The Giants and Eagles played in front of a special guest. Vice President-elect Joe Biden watched the game in a luxury suite with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie. Biden was booed when he was showed on the video screen.




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Sunday, November 9, 2008

"Jihad In Europe"




Moderator:

Janet Levy
(The David Horowitz Freedom Center).


Panelists:

Robert Spencer
(Jihad Watch)
Melanie Philips (journalist and author)
Douglas Murray (author and writer).

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Friday, November 7, 2008

An Appeal to Intellectually Honest Atheists and Secularists




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Most cultures on earth see no use for the Western notion of individual rights, or like the Islamic world they openly and violently oppose it. Meanwhile, our cousins and the originators of the Enlightenment, the Europeans, have shown that they cannot be trusted to carry on the tradition. In the 20th century many of their nations regressed into spasms of Fascism and Communism, ideologies that rejected religion and yet animated millions of supposedly civilized Westerners into the brutal murder of millions of their countrymen and neighbors. It permanently shattered the psyche of the continent.

Amid the publicly-funded gluttony of the past few decades, Europe has wholeheartedly embraced the sterile atheism that many of you recommend for America. In the UK, only 7% of the population attends church regularly. I know atheists may like that idea on the surface, but there are unintended consequences that may be lethal. That grinding secularization has left a huge spiritual vacuum that the sugary distractions of post-modern culture have not been able to fill. We know this because the gap is being filled by another religion called Islam.

Most European countries do not have the protection of time-honored constitutions that enumerate inviolable rights, and so they have passed laws that forbid the criticism of Islam for reasons of political correctness. When a civilization has abandoned the concept of honoring long-established principles, it has deemed itself unworthy to determine right from wrong. When a society degrades its own culture and history, its people are compelled to fetishize anything foreign, no matter how retrograde, and backwards, and theocratic it is.

And so I appeal to the rational thinkers among both Atheists and Christians. The United States was founded in part as a rejoinder to religious tyranny. We created a document, which despite its flaws has miraculously maintained personal and communal religious freedoms while providing an exceptionally stable secular government for over 200 years.

I know this will make some Atheist heads spin, but the continuing power of a culturally confident America is the greatest hope we have to ensure that individualism, enlightened republicanism, and yes secular government have a future in our world.

Be thankful that some of your countrymen still believe in right and wrong, and can condemn Jihadism unequivocally, regardless of their personal religious beliefs.

For those who equate Christianity to Islam, ask yourselves this question: why is it that the Enlightenment, the scientific method, and secular thought in general emerged centuries ago in the former Christendom, but is stifled to this day in Islam? Why are you allowed to voice your opinions freely and even exert control over major sectors of society in the West, while your counterparts in the Islamic world are put to death or intimidated into silence?

Here’s what it comes down to: are you an atheist, or just anti-Christian? If you are a rational atheist, you will assess our world’s situation objectively and recognize that Christianity as a political doctrine is a spent force, while political Islam is thriving, growing, and invading, and if we don’t put up a stiff defense, it will overwhelm us.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

"Preventing National Suicide"

No, jackbooted Obamatroopers won't be breaking down your door anytime soon. The 2nd Amendment won't be abolished overnight. It will be more subtle than that. Your defenses will be stripped away gradually and methodically, until you're the proverbial boiling frog.

The author of "Londonistan," Melanie Phillips, has a chilling warning from a nation that has spent the past decade trudging along the same dark road we are about to start down:

Obama has talked about remedying what he sees as the flaws in the U.S. Constitution which promotes only “negative liberties,” or freedom from something rather than positive rights to something. Well, through human-rights legislation Britain has exchanged its historic concept of “negative” liberty — everything is permitted unless it is actively prohibited — for the ‘positive’ European idea that only what is codified is to be permitted.

As a result, freedom has shrunk to what ideology permits. Equality legislation has cemented a “victim culture” under which the interests of all groups deemed to be powerless (black people, women, gays ) trump those deemed to be powerful (white people, men, Christians). Since this doctrine holds that the “powerless” can do no wrong while the “powerful” can do no right, injustice is thus institutionalized, and anyone who queries the preferential treatment afforded such groups is vilified as a racist or bigot.


Slow-motion suicide. Here's the full article at National Review.


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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

"2008: The Best Presidency Money Can Buy"


I can't add much to the eloquent words of mourning and inspiration erupting across the Blogosphere this morning, but I can highlight one aspect of the naked hypocrisy of our disgraceful media.

John Sidney McCain III has spent approximately $293 million on this campaign, while Barack (Barry) Hussein Obama-Soetoro-Dunham, Jr. has spent $573 million. In other words, Obama spent 196% more McCain.

In comparison, Bush ($345 million) outspent Kerry ($310 million) in 2004 by a margin of 11%.

If the roles were reversed this year, you know damn well that the media would call this "the Presidency that Republican/capitalist/corporate/warmonger/pigs bought with dirty money". The election result may have been written with an exceptionally weak lame-duck president and a perfectly-timed financial meltdown, but it was sealed with public-relations stunts, media saturation, and LOTS and LOTS of MONEY.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Welcome to Bizarro America

The sun has set over Pennsylvania...








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My Confident Prediction (aka Outrageous Claim)

Look here. I think the polling data in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and North Carolina are skewed by faulty "likely voter" formulas, unprecedented media hype, and a politically-correct tendency to fib to pollsters. I think John McCain will carry those states, and carry the day.

If I look like an idiot tomorrow, I'll be a very sad idiot.

See you on the other side...

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Israel: Right-Wing Parties Unite

From Ynet News:

A new right-wing party that brings together four existing factions has been inaugurated at the Knesset Monday. The new party is a merger of the National Union, National Religious Party, Tkuma, and Moledet.

New party members have pledged to "lead a new national agenda, to be topped by Jewish education and the State of Israel's Jewish identity, social welfare…Jewish morality, settlement activity, as well as diplomatic and security issues."


Why is this important to you? Because if this party can get enough seats to form a majority coalition with Bibi Netanyahu's right-center Likud Party, Israel may actually have a government in place in February 2009 that is serious about security. That means they may actually do what any responsible democratic government would do in their situation, and surgically neuter Iran's nuclear capabilities.

The alternative to this is to wait for a mass-casualty attack in Israel or elsewhere in the West, increasing the likelihood of a rash Western response with huge Iranian civilian casualties. Striking the nuclear targets now is the only way to avoid mass civilian targets on both sides in the near future.

But I would encourage Americans not to throw all the responsibility on the Israelis. If elections go the other way and Livni's Kadima leads the government, they will be as helpless and morally vacuous as we would be under an Obama presidency.

To say that these coming days and weeks and months are critical to the future of humanity is an understatement.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

All The Rest...

This is a place-holder for the rest of my videos.




Confront Iran's Holocaust Bomb:






The Real Justification for 9/11:






Jesus Was A Palestinian?:






What's In A Letter?:






Islamist Indoctrination In American Schools:






Michael Savage "Savages" the Barbary Pirates:



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The Original Battleground States


Who will win the battleground states? (in grey)





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Constitutions Are Not Created Equal



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Islamic Crusades Series

Westerners are taught that the Christian Crusades are a unique and eternal stain on our history. Each episode of this series exposes a Jihadist campaign from the past as a refutation of this self-loathing attitude in the West.



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BOMBSHELL: McCain 52.4%, Obama 46.8%

SHOCK POLL: McCain 52.4%, Obama 46.8%!!!






Source: Me
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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Constitutions are NOT Created Equal (Part 2)



In part one I analyzed the foundational documents of the United States, along with other assorted cultural artifacts that have become controversial in the argument over what role religion should play in government. I contended that any references to a Creator in American law are meant to enhance and reinforce the rights of the citizens, not to impose religious rule on or infringe on the rights of non-monotheists.

In stark contrast, most Islamic nations have constitutions that unambiguously declare Islamic Sharia law as the ultimate arbiter of human affairs. Allah is addressed directly, and the people are ordered to live within the limits set by him. In many cases even the official names of these countries explicitly elevate particular religions and/or races as above all others.

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In part one I analyzed the foundational documents of the United States, along with other assorted cultural artifacts that have become controversial in the argument over what role religion should play in government. I contended that any references to a Creator in American law are meant to enhance and reinforce the rights of the citizens, not to impose religious rule on or infringe on the rights of non-monotheists.

In stark contrast, most Islamic nations have constitutions that unambiguously declare Islamic Sharia law as the ultimate arbiter of human affairs. Allah is addressed directly, and the people are ordered to live within the limits set by him. In many cases even the official names of these countries explicitly elevate particular religions and/or races as above all others.



For example, the full name of the country we call Pakistan is the “Islamic Republic of Pakistan.” Imagine for a moment that the United States was called the "Christian Republic of America." Imagine the furious outcry by domestic activists and governments across the world.

Here’s an excerpt from the preamble of the Pakistani constitution:

"Whereas sovereignty over the entire Universe belongs to Almighty Allah alone, and the authority to be exercised by the people of Pakistan within the limits prescribed by Him is a sacred trust; … Wherein the Muslims shall be enabled to order their lives in the individual and collective spheres in accordance with the teachings and requirements of Islam as set out in the Holy Quran and Sunnah. "

"1. Pakistan shall be a Federal Republic to be known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan…"

"2. Islam shall be the State religion of Pakistan."

We see from this brief study what the average Pakistani citizen can expect from his government in the sphere of individual rights. All individual rights are predicated on Islamic law. That means that regardless of what laws the secular government of Pakistan might like to enact, even if the vast majority of people and representatives agree, they cannot enforce anything that goes against the Quran. For this reason, sub-populations such as non-Muslims, women, and gays are destined to be 2nd or 3rd class citizens forever.



The formal name of the country we know as Syria is the Syrian Arab Republic.

"Syrian Constitution Article 1

"The Syrian Arab region is a part of the Arab homeland."

"The people in the Syrian Arab region are a part of the Arab nation. They work and struggle to achieve the Arab nation's comprehensive unity."


What if similar terminology was found in the constitution of a nation called “The White North American Republic”?

"Constitution Article 1"

"The White North American region is part of the White homeland."

"The people in the White American region are part of the White nation. They work and struggle to achieve the White nation’s comprehensive unity."

I think that speaks for itself.

The Constitution goes on to state that Islamic law is Syria’s primary source of law"

"Article 3 [Islam]"

"(1) The religion of the President of the Republic has to be Islam."

"(2) Islamic jurisprudence is a main source of legislation."

Again, there is no ambiguity. The leadership of Syria must be Muslim, and any laws passed by the secular government may be struck down if they contradict the Quran or the rulings of Islamic scholars.



And what about the Islamic country that the US recently freed from decades of totalitarian tyranny? I quote Maj. Stephen Coughlin on the legal situation in Iraq:

“The Iraqi Constitution ties Iraqi governance to Islamic law -- to the exclusion of the democratic principles that are given superficial recognition in the text of the Constitution. The Constitution starts by stating that the official religion of Iraq is Islam; that Islamic law serves as a basis of Iraqi law; and that “no law that contradicts the established provisions of Islam may be established.” While it is true that this restrictive language is jumbled in with other restrictors relating to democracy, etc… there is no reasonable basis to deny the simple meaning of the constitutional language; that the Iraqi Constitution formally subordinates itself to Islamic law. While Western drafters insist that the Iraqi Constitution includes “guarantees [for] full religious rights of all individuals to freedom of religious belief and practice” based on specific language in the Iraqi Constitution, to the extent that such language contradicts published Islamic law, those constitutional protections can be superseded by Islamic law."

So Iraq, a country which has been afforded the opportunity to recreate its political system from scratch, with Western protection and supervision, has decided to submit itself to Sharia Law. Well, perhaps we can excuse the Iraqi people. After all, they suffered under a secular fascist dictator, not a religious theocracy. Saddam denied religious freedom to the Shia Muslim majority in the south, can we blame them for seeking comfort in traditional religious governance?



The population of the other Islamic country the United States liberated this decade has no such excuse. They languished under perhaps the strictest application of Sharia law on earth for years. The Taliban barred women from working and forced them into Burqa’s. They barred girls from attending school. They destroyed priceless cultural artifacts, shut down theaters and museums, banned music, and left animals to starve to death in zoos, all in the name of Islamic law. But obviously the people didn’t see theocracy as the root of their problems.

Again I quote from Stephen Coughlin:

The Afghan Constitution states that it is an “Islamic Republic,”... Stating that Islam is the state religion, the Constitution then says “followers of other religions are free to exercise their faith and perform their religious rites within the limits of the provisions of law.” Westerners believed this language secured a religious right of tolerance; but those rights are actually subsumed by Islamic law as specifically stated in the very next clause where the constitution says that “no law can be contrary to the beliefs and provisions of the sacred religion of Islam.”

Islamic law has clearly stated provisions on the rights, or lack thereof, of non-Muslim subjects of an Islamic State. In the Hadith it says quite bluntly “Whoever changes his religion, kill him.” The supremacy of Islamic law was confirmed when an Afghan convert to Christianity was sentenced to death in 2006. Only substantial high-level Western intervention saved the man’s life

His sentence was commuted by Afghan President Karzai when he was declared to be “insane”, which is the only defense loophole available to an apostate under Islamic law. And I guess on some level you would have to be insane to convert to Christianity in Afghanistan.

Unlike Christianity, Islam is political by nature and design. The Sharia is a complete body of law, established in the Quran and Hadith, and endorsed and interpreted by authoritative scholars over the centuries. Muslims are called to establish Sharia as the law of the land wherever they predominate, and they have done so even in states that are considered “secular” or “moderate” by talking heads in the West. This should give you some perspective on what religious extremism in government really looks like… and that it is a remote shadow in the US, while it is a matter of immutable law in the Muslim world.

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