Sunday, April 30, 2006
Dagan has a reputation of being a man of few words, thus he is my kind of guy. It is suspected he will get right to the point. Basically he will prep the Bush Administration with Israel's stance with little chit chat: "This is what we know, this is what we will do."
Israel is beginning to feel the desperation with Iran and an resurging Syria. For America and the West Iran may be an issue of patient diplomacy, for Israel the issue of Iran is a matter of existence or genocide. I suspect fanatical messianic Iran's determination my be met by the cornered Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Both nations may feel they nothing to lose based on different stand points. Israel will attack Iran if America does not act, for Israel senses it will have no choice but to do so.
Israel already has only a sliver land for a Homeland for Jews. Israel is being forced to give up land captured by winning wars of defense by Mohammedan Arab attackers. Israel is surrounded by terrorist organizations supported by foreign governments of which Iran is one. Definitely, Israel will take its own destiny in its hands if the larger world powers fail to deter Iran.
Saturday, April 29, 2006
I will be honest with you; until I read this piece I was much more concerned about Islamofascist terrorism than I was immigration woes. After my entire heritage is German/Jew. I understand the need to find a better life. But guess what? I do not speak German, Yiddish or Hebrew. I speak English with a Pacific Northwest accent (probably with a decades worth of Okie twang thrown in). I consider my heritage to be related to the Founding Fathers of the American Revolution that initiated the greatest successful political experiment in the world's history - The United States of America.
So yeah, now I am concerned. If Hispanics wish to enjoy the benefits of American prosperity and culture, they need to assimilate. My family did!
Saturday, April 29, 2006
I just received this message from a good friend on my personal account:
Subject: Extremely important in light of the current debate.
We know Dick Lamm as the former Governor of Colorado. In that context his thoughts are particularly poignant. Last week there was an immigration overpopulation conference in Washington, DC, filled to capacity by many of American's finest minds and leaders. A brilliant college professor by the name of Victor Hansen Davis talked about his latest book, Mexifornia," explaining how immigration - both legal and illegal" was destroying the entire state of California. He said it would march across the country until it destroyed all vestiges of The Ameri can Dream.
Moments later, former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm stood up and gave a stunning speech on how to destroy America. The audience sat spellbound as he described eight methods for the destruction of the United States. He said, "If you believe that America is too smug, too self-satisfied, too rich, then let's destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time.
Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and fall and that 'An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.'"Here is how they do it," Lamm said:
"First, to destroy America, turn America into a bilingual or multi-lingual and bicultural country." History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. The historical scholar, Seymour Lipset, put it this way: "The histories of bilingual and bi-cultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, and tragedy." Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, and Lebanon all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with Basques, Bretons, and Corsicans."
Lamm went on: Second, to destroy America, "Invent 'multiculturalism' and encourage immigrants to maintain their culture. I would make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal. That there are no cultural differences. I would make it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rates are due solely to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds.
Third, "We could make the United States an 'Hispanic Quebec' without much effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently: "The apparent success of our own multiethnic and multicultural experiment might have been achieved not by tolerance but by hegemony.
Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentricity and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together." Lamm said, "I would encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I would replace the melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor. It is important to ensure that we have various cultural subgroups living in America enforcing their differences rather than as Americans, emphasizing their similarities."
"Fourth, I would make our fastest growing demographic group the least educated. I would add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated, and antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass have a 50% dropout rate from high. school."
"My fifth point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of 'Victimology.' I would get all minorities to think that their lack of success was the fault of the majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority population."
"My sixth plan for America's downfall would include dual citizenship, and promote divided loyalties. I would celebrate diversity over unity. I would stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other - that is, when they are not killing each other.
A diverse, peaceful, or stable society is against most historical precedent. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together. Look at the ancient Greeks. The Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race; they possessed a common language and literature; and they worshipped the same gods. All Greece took part in the Olympic games.
A common enemy, Persia, threatened their liberty Yet all these bonds were not strong enough to overcome two factors: local patriotism and geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions. Greece fell. "E. Pluribus Unum" -- From many, one.
In that historical reality, if we put the emphasis on the 'pluribus'. Instead of the 'Unum,' we will balkanize America as surely as Kosovo."
"Next to last, I would place all subjects off limits; make it taboo to talk about anything against the cult of 'diversity.' I would find a word similar to 'heretic' in the 16th century - that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like 'racist' or 'xenophobe' halt discussion and debate. Having made America a bilingual/bicultural country, having established multi-culturism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of 'Victimology,' I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. I would develop a mantra: That because immigration has been good for America, it must always be good. I would make every individual immigrant symmetric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them."In the last minute of his speech, Governor Lamm wiped his brow. Profound silence followed.
Finally he said,"Lastly, I would censor Victor Hanson Davis's book Mexifornia. His book is dangerous. It exposes the plan to destroy America. If you feel America. deserves to be destroyed, don't read that book.".There was no applause. A chilling fear quietly rose like an ominous cloud above every attendee at the conference. Every American in that room knew that everything Lamm enumerated was proceeding methodically, quietly, darkly, yet pervasively across the United States today.
Discussion is being suppressed. Over 100 languages are ripping the foundation of our educational system a nd national cohesiveness. Even barbaric cultures that practice female genital mutilation are growing as we celebrate 'diversity.' American jobs are vanishing into the Third World as corporations create a Third World in. America - take note of California and other states - to date, ten million illegal aliens and growing fast. It is reminiscent of George Orwell's book "1984." In that story, three slogans are engraved in the Ministry of Truth building: "War is peace," "Freedom is slavery," and "Ignorance is strength."
Governor Lamm walked back to his seat. It dawned on everyone at the conference that our nation and the future of this great democracy (REPUBLIC) is deeply in trouble and worsening fast. If we don't get this immigration monster stopped within three years, it will rage like a California wildfire and destroy everything in its path, especially The American Dream.
God be with you.
All things considered, it seems that Governor Lamm's "Plan" is well on its way.
Hello my old friend...and no I have not converted to Christianity and I never will. The reason is that this religion of yours has been too manipulated and changed over the centuries..it is like the earth pure when it was created by the Lord and as it aged became polluted by humans.... or like a river which is pure at the source and as it runs on along its banks towards the sea amasses a great deal of impurities...Christiany I'm afraid has lost all its true essence.
As for all the talk of Iran and nukes here is what muslims in my community strongly believe... its only another way of seeing things.....The destruction of Israel has been set for at around 2021 by islamic theologists based on studies of the Holy Koran...now 2021 is a tentative calculation so what I mean to say is that we should give 15 yrs+ or - and agree that this Koranic prophecy could happen any time from now to 2036..see what I mean..now coming back to Iran we believe they have the nukes ready and targeting Israel..all that is needed is for the gunho oil thirsty US to lauch an attack on Iran to provoke thus the destruction of Israel....now the US like any other great powers like the Pharoes of Egypt or Romans will come to disappear it is a certainty....now I wish none of all of this would ever be...I wish for peace and understanding..but then again what ever God wishes will be..
So you see Izrafil has the perspective of a time table global Mohammedan hegemony. It is Messianic. It is dangerous to the American way of life. Izrafil my old friend, I pray the mercies of God and the Wisdom and Revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ to overtake your life in harmony with the Salvation provided by the true Messiah - Jesus the Son of God. :-)
If that it is even remotely possible that Iran or Al Qaeda has acquired these mini nukes, it could be disastrous for America. The whole illegal immigration story that has been the news so much lately shows that it would be SIMPLE for a terrorist to waltz into the American homeland. The said terrorist could locate his target and become a homicide suicide bomber that makes the Palestinian-Arab look like small potatoes.
Both Iran and Al Qaeda are filled with delusions of Mohammedan Messianism, even if it is from different Mohammedan perspectives. There are just too many of these rumors to disregard them as irrelevant. The only thing holding back Iran and Al Qaeda from executing a homicide mission is the wait on how America reacts to a nuclear Iran.
The tragic thing is I have no idea on how America would retaliate to such an attack. Well if Iran confirms responsibility, I suspect America will do something drastic to Iran. However if Al Qaeda takes credit for a homicide mission, who does America retaliate against? There in lies the dilemma inherent in this no-borders War on Terrorism.
Friday, April 28, 2006
I wish I had caught the other two parts because this part brings into perspective about flagrantly the Quran is a bunch of literary dribble that just does not get it right. This confirms the man-madeness of the Quran, it is not a book of divine origin. If there is anything supernatural about the Quran, it is from the devil.
A FUNDAMENTAL AND HISTORICAL FACT IS: The Old Testament & New Testament PRECEDE the Qur'an...
QUESTION: Why does the Qur'an contain historical and factual errors?
It is written in the Qur'an that Muhammad proclaimed the Jewish Torah / Christian Old Testament (Taurat) as correct in Qur'an 5:46/47 and 43:63 .
OUR ANSWER: Based on Muhammad's own statement, the following gross errors that differ with the Torah are inexcusable.
1. The Qur'an confuses the sister of Moses (Miriam) with Mary, the mother of Jesus. In Hebrew, Miriam and Mary are the same names.
2. How many angels were talking to Mary? When the Qur'an speaks about the annunciation of the birth of Jesus to the Virgin Mary, Sura 3:42,45 speaks about (several) angels while it is only one in Sura 19:17-21.The Christian Bible clearly indicated one angel; "In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth," Luke 1:26
3. Do you remember the evil Persian Haman who conspired to kill all the Jews during the time of Esther in the Babylonian captivity? In the Qur'an, Muhammad incorrectly taught that this wicked man Haman was the prime minister of the Egyptian Pharaoh.( Sura 28:6,28:38,40:36). Throughout the Qur'an--Nimrod and Abraham, Haman and Moses, Mary and Aaron, the tower of Babel and Pharaoh were all pictured as living and working together. Moses and the flood are also incorrectly found together. Muhammad thought these all happened at the same time.
4. What about Noah's son? According to Sura 21:76, Noah and his family is saved from the flood, and Sura 37:77 confirms that his seed survived. But Sura 11:42-43 reports that Noah's son drowns.
5. Sura 7:134-136, 7:59 say Noah's flood took place in Moses' day. Did anyone tell Moses that?
6. Sura 14:37, says Abraham lived in the valley of Mecca. The Bible says he lived in Hebron, Israel. (Genesis 13:18, 23:2, 35:27)
7. Sura 7:54, 10:3, 11:7, and 25:59 clearly state that God created "the heavens and the earth" in six days. But in 41:9-12 the detailed description of the creation procedure adds up to eight days.
8. Sura 6:74, says Abraham (called millata-Ibrahim in the Qur'an) father's name was Azar. The Bible says it was Terah (Genesis 11:27).
9. Sura 12:21ff, says the man who bought Joseph was named Aziz. The Bible says it was Potiphar.
10. Sura 5:73-75,116, Muhammad mistakenly thought the Christian Trinity was 3 gods: the Father, the Mother (Mary), and the Son (Jesus).
11. Sura 28:8-9, says it was Pharaoh's wife who adopted Moses. The Bible says it was Pharaoh's daughter.
12. Sura 20:87, 95, says the Jews made the golden calf in the wilderness at the suggestion of Samaritans. There were no Samaritans at that time.
13. The Quran says that man was created from a clot of blood..the Torah says man was created from the dust of the ground."Read! In the name of your Lord Who CreatesCreates man from a clot of bloodRead! And your Lord is most generousTeaches man that which he knew not"Quran 96:1-5
14. Here, we'll give all of the scholars of the Qur'an an easy one to answer, (?) ,
As to the origin of calamity... Is the evil in our life from:Satan [38:41],
Hamas is merely overt with its actions and doctrines. The Palestinian-Arab understands that he is a terrorist in general or they would not have elected Hamas or Fatah to lead the PA. Why should the West (America and the EU) support an organization that intent (overt or covert) is to be a terrorist that wishes the destruction of the Land of Israel and Jews globally? It is not punishment to withhold funds from the PA, it is logical in light of the PA's intention.
If America and the EU are concerned about Palestinian-Arab civilians (is there such a thing?), they should join Israel and throw the current terrorists out of PA leadership. A joint military occupation similar (to how America occupied Japan) should ensue. The joint military government should groom democratic elites that accept Israel and run the PA schools to reverse the teaching of hatred to children. Then have an election with the Palestinian-Arab to see where there heart has developed. If they are still a nationality of terrorists, give them a choice to immigrate to other Arab lands or accept Israeli sovereignty.
The Jihad of Islamofascists certainly qualifies as "The Just War" spoken about by many theologians. In relation to Christianity Augustine of Hippo seems to be the historical originator of Christian Just War Theory:
Most authors agree that "St. Augustine was the originator of the Just War Theory."(2) When it came to individual self-defense, St. Augustine contended that one's own life or property was never a justification for killing one's neighbor. Christian charity was the motivating force behind this statement. But when one speaks of rulers of nations they have the obligation to maintain peace. This obligation gives them the right to wage war. He says, "'The natural order conducive to peace among mortals demands that the power to declare and counsel war should be in the hands of those who hold the supreme authority.'"(3) Those subject to the rulers must obey unless they command something against a Divine Law. For St. Augustine the only reason for waging a war would be to defend the nation's peace against serious injury. He says, "'A just war is wont to be described as one that avenges wrongs, when a nation or state has to be punished, for refusing to make amends for the wrongs inflicted by its subjects, or to restore what it has seized unjustly.'"(4) The intention of the war is very important for St. Augustine. He says, "'The passion for inflicting harm, the cruel thirst for vengeance, an unpacific and relentless spirit, the fever of revolt, the lust of power, and such things, all these are rightly condemned in war.'"(5) St. Augustine emphasizes the idea of restoration of peace as the main motive of war. He says, "'We do not seek peace in order to be at war, but we go to war that we may have peace. Be peaceful, therefore, in warring, so that you may vanquish those whom you war against, and bring them to the prosperity of peace.'"(6) So in St. Augustine's thinking a war "was limited by its purpose, its authority and its conduct."
Islamofascists are not only disturbing the peace, they have the deluded opinion that they can force Mohammedanism upon humanity globally. It is time to confront the Jihadi Islamofascist movement. I realize that in a Western perspective this socio-political decision, nonetheless it is time for Christians to devote time to prayer to confront Mohammedanism - even if it is time The Just War.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
By John R. Houk
Here is the opening paragraph regarding Roe VS Wade in The New Republic:
The New Republic's editorial line on abortion has always had the virtue of contrarianism. If Roe v. Wade were ever to topple, this magazine argues, it would be bad news for the pro-life Republicans who hate Roe--and good news for the pro-choice Democrats who have fought to keep it. Once the issue migrates from the courts to the political arena, Republicans would no longer have the luxury of an abortion politics that consists of slogans and symbols and handed-down opinions. Republican politicians would finally be forced either to support new bans on abortion (thus alienating the political middle) or stand down (thus alienating their pro-life base). Either way, the costs for the GOP would be high. At least, that has been the counter-intuitive TNR scenario.
This one of the most absurd line of thinking I have read in any Media in quite some time. The implication is that repealing Roe VS Wade would be a political defeat for the Republican Party.
Of course the opposite is hugely true. Taking Roe VS Wade away from the Federal Judiciary and moving it to the State level Legislatures will actually do more to de-polarize the pro-life/pro-choice politics which exists on a national scale. In fact, the absence of such a political ball and chain will enable greater trust in the Republican Party by voters. The greater trust will translate into long over due legislation on issues that the material lives of Americans: viz., Tax reform, Social Security Reform and Healthcare Reform.
Moral issues are huge to the much of the electorate, however that issue should be dealt with on a local scale in which voters can be happier with the results in their State or region of their State.
If you have read this blog, you know that I regard the practice of homosexuality as a sin before God Almighty. I am also aware homosexuals in San Francisco probably could care less about what Preacher so-and-so preaches in Bible Belt America. Allow morality to be decided by those the issues affect on a local basis.
Allow the power of the spoken word as a vehicle of persuasion be a choice for voters. Let us forsake Joe Conservative Judge in Bible Belt America and John Liberal Judge in Liberal America in favor of local voters deciding issues pertaining to morality.
I strongly disagree with The New Republic, repealing of Roe VS Wade would lead to a boon of potential reform for the Republican Party to tackle.
How would the repeal of Roe VS Wade affect the Democratic Party? The New Republic implies the repeal of RVW would ruin the Republican Party, implying a strengthening of the Democratic Party. Personally I think the repeal of RVW will break the Democratic Party into splinter groups in which another Political Party will emerge with a new consensus to confront the Republican Party. If the new Political Party has a consensus, what kind of consensus would viably challenge the ideas of the Republican Party?
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Swank exposes Mohammedans in France for stoning German girls for jogging in France.
The Mohammedan reasoning: The German gals were simply too scantily clad for the hypocrisy infused minded Mohammedan males.
Why do I use the word "hypocrisy?"
There is massive hypocrisy when a Mohammedan male will stone people of Europe for reasons in which the Mohammedan male takes advantage of frequently.
Mohammedans males are misogynists. The Mohammedan male views women as chattel that has the sole purpose of sexual pleasure. Sure the Mohammedan male will cover a gal from head to toe with cloths in public, in private they are slaves and sex objects that would make a Western pornagrapher grin.
WHY DON'T MUSLIM MALES LIKE GERMAN GIRLS?
J. Grant Swank, Jr.
Muslim gangs stoned "sexy" German females because they were "dressed like bitches," according to RTL Radio per en.france-echos.com.
The report was given this title: Sharia in Seine-Saint-Denis.
The young ladies were in Seine-Saint-Denis as exchange students. Sadly, they were not acknowledged for their academic excellence. They were stoned for dressing "a bit too sexy."
If they had veiled themselves and shrouded themselves from head to toe, they would have been acceptable to the esteemed Muslim male morality.
Note the Islamic hypocrisy:
* Muslim males can have several wives whom they cane, beat, swear at, and finally murder if they consider their wives having defamed the clan in any way — imaginable or otherwise.
* Muslim males may also have "ten minute marriages" by which they have sex with a woman and then divorce her within ten minutes; that means that the male remains sexually pure by not having sex with a prostitute.
* Muslim males also have "temporary marriages" by which they have women ready for sex, the females living with their parents but receiving no financial support from the sex masters.
Now where is the sexual morality in all this? And the German girls were offensive to the holy Muslim males? So the gang Allah-worshipers picked up rocks to throw at the German women on an academic jaunt to France.
Muslim males win. Allah wins. Mohammed wins. The Koran wins. The devil wins. We have met the devil and he is Muslim, obviously.
According to the media report, the young women were dressed "in a shocking way, and especially in wearing skirts." That stirred up the ire of the righteous Muslim males.
Now did the German girls get any defense from any Muslim females in the area? Not on your life. Remember: Muslim male dominance is sacred. Further, no Muslim criticizes another Islamic’s act or statement, hence the worldwide Muslim silence in the face of daily Muslim atrocities.
Female Muslims in that section of the city said, "This is our neighborhood. We don’t want them to come in our neighborhood dressed like bitches."
Note: the females called the German young ladies "bitches." Inter-gender gap maybe? Or is it just plain Allah-hell set loose once again on God’s good Earth.
Shi’a Islam is the only major schism in Islam. It is not a recent schism,
however, for it dates back right to the foundations of Islam. Shi'ite historians believe that Shi'ism began shortly after the death of Muhammad, when the Caliphate, or secular leadership of Islam, was handed to Muhammad's father-in-law, Abu Bakr, rather than 'Ali, Muhammad's chosen successor. The Muslims who supported 'Ali called themselves the "Partisans of 'Ali" (Shi’a 'Ali); these supporters, who were only four in number, are the root of Shi’a Islam. Western and Sunni historians date Shi'ism as a religion to the death of Husayn, the grandson of Muhammad, in the battle of Karbala. The celebration of this martyrdom by the Shi’a 'Ali represents for these historians the first clear instance of separate religious practice. (JewishVirtualLibrary)
As you can read there is no love lost here between these Mohammedan sects. In recent times there seems to have been a mini-unification due to mutual Sunni/Shi'ite hatred of America and Israel. However, Regime Change Iran is indicating that the Arab ruling elites (at least behind closed doors) are becoming concerned with Shi'ite Iran as it begins to arm itself with nuclear WMD. Apparently it is a scenario in Dar al-Islam that is unacceptable to Sunnis. The extremists of Wahhabism and the Muslim Brotherhood do not want to be dominated by the extremists of 12th Imam Shi'ites of Iran.
The central belief of Twelve-Imam Shiites is the occultation (or disappearance from view) of the 12th Imam. The 12th Imam is considered to be the only legitimate and just ruler, and therefore no political action taken in his absence can be fruitful.
The religious authority of the Shiite clerics is derived from their role as deputies of the absent 12th Imam; they are as such the recipients of the khums religious tax, a source of substantial economic autonomy. Shiite clerics are often refered to as mullahs and mujtahids. The most prominent clerical position is that of marja al-taqlid. The Shiite clergy does not, however, have a formal hierarchy. The honorific ayat Allah or ayatollah [Arab.,=sign of God] is a modern title that does not correspond to any established religious function. (InfoPlease.com)
The Twelfth Imam Shi'ites of Iran are psycho-Islamofascists that will bring global cataclysm to entice the return of their hidden Imam - The Mahdi.
If Arabic Sunnis are concerned about psychotic Iran, then Americans need to be concerned.
The Slantright.com website has an article on the specifics of the CAIR failed law suits HERE.
David Frum establishes the connection that CAIR and CAIR-Canada has with terrorism. Specifically there is a connection to the (Death to Israel) terrorist organization known as Hamas. CAIR ideologically supports Hamas.
Due to this I suspect that CAIR lauders money as donations to Hamas and conversely I suspect CAIR receives funds from Hamas.
Hamas front organizations in America have raised millions of dollars for Hamas in America before that funding was shut down. Here is the surprise to deluded liberals, CAIR leadership have been linked to those front organizations. Lower level CAIR members have been directly linked to terrorists.
American and Canada needs to wake up! CAIR's intentions are to diminish Christianity and Judaism and by any means necessary inculcate Mohammedanism in North America.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
The ITS is heavily involved with the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas and their headquarters apparently is in Jamaica.
They have recently been seen protesting in front of the Israeli Consulate in New York City calling for the destruction of Jews. This is further evidence the Western concept of Peace is different from the so-called Religion of Peace. Mohammedanism is a religion of violence, particularly against non-Mohammedan peoples. The ITS is evil and all that support that agenda are evil.
What is the definition of evil?
- The quality of being morally bad or wrong; wickedness.
- That which causes harm, misfortune, or destruction: a leader's power to do both good and evil.
- An evil force, power, or personification.
- Something that is a cause or source of suffering, injury, or destruction: the social evils of poverty and injustice. (Yahoo Dictionary)
Mohammedanism fits into this definition in their relationship to all that is not part of the Mohammedan culture. The ITS is closely tied to the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA). This organization operates an Islamic 'Hitler Jugend', whick is basically Mohammedan indoctrination camps for youth in North America.
The evil is spreading and Americans need to be aware. The MSM has so ingrained McCarthyism as a pajoritive word, that there is a public fear of exposing unAmerican operations in America. Right now, in the present time, America needs a McCarthy-like figure bold enough to expose Mohammedan Islamofascism occuring on American soil.
WorldViews Blog has this comment:
Bibles? Better call the ACLU.
Two weeks ago, the mayor of Mandeville, Louisiana, quietly started a weekly lunchtime Bible study at City Hall, a location chosen for its convenience for him and his employees. Of course, this doesn't sit too well with the ACLU, which wasn't even aware of the situation until it was notified by a reporter from The Times-Picayune. In response, the executive director of the ACLU's Louisiana chapter said that city officials cannot advance or endorse religion in their public capacity or use a municipal building for that purpose. Mayor Eddie
Price countered by saying, "This is not an 'in your face' issue. If it becomes a point of confrontation, I'll have it at my house."
Mayor Eddie Price is merely exercising his right to practice religion. There is no city government agenda; ergo there is no government legislation to establishing a religion. In fact this is a local government and a private individual; this has nothing to do with Congress.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of
religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Mayor Price is not establishing a religion; he has said it is free for all to attend. It is a noble effort for Price (a civic leader) to share his faith in a Hurricane Katrina ravaged area. Price is not imposing his faith, he is sharing it. Those that are offended need not attend or be penalized. It is the free exercise of faith and the ACLU is attempting to keep people from that free exercise.
Monday, April 24, 2006
Apparently the Arab Middle East is split between distrust of America and distrust of Shi'ite Iran. For the Arabs it is the weighing of two evils. One good point brought out in this essay is that a WMD armed Iran might cause a WMD race among the Arabs that can afford the effort. The irony is traditional 20th Century Arab military powers do not have the money in the 21st Century to build a nuclear arsenal. The Arab nations which are traditionally hostile to Israel's existence - Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Libya - only Libya might have the cash to go nuclear. Officially Libya has renounced the nuclear option. That leaves Saudi Arabia and Turkey with means to challenge Iran with a WMD arms race.
More than likely the Arab Sunnis will await the unfolding of events between America (and probably Israel) and Iran. The Arabs may opt to a decision that fits their Interests of the moment which may or may not be satisfactory to American National Interests or global peace.
The CFR analysis can be located HERE.
Yet another convert to the Religion of Peace misunderstands his new religion
Oh, the staggering complexity of Islam! Only a select few can get it right. Even imams around the world misunderstand it and somehow get the hairbrained idea that it teaches warfare against unbelievers.
As for the neo-Nazi connection, that's no surprise at all. The Aryan Nations is getting chummy with the mujahedin also. They recognize ideological kinship.
"What the neo-Nazi fanatic did next: switched to Islam," from the TimesOnline, with thanks to all who sent this in:
A NEO-NAZI whose ideas were said to be the inspiration for the man who let off a nail bomb in Central London in 1999 has converted to an extremist form of Islam.
David Myatt, a founder of the hardline British National Socialist Movement (NSM) who has been jailed for racist attacks, has changed his name to Abdul Aziz ibn Myatt. David Copeland, who is serving six life sentences after three people died in his Soho bomb attacks, was a member of the NSM.
Myatt is reportedly the author of a fascist terrorist handbook and a former leader of the violent far-right group Combat 18. But now — in his mid-50s and sporting a red, bushy beard — he subscribes to radical Islamist views.
In an internet essay entitled From Neo-Nazi to Muslim, Myatt asks: “How was it that I, a Westerner with a history of over 25 years of political involvement in extreme right-wing organisations, a former leader of the political wing of the neo-Nazi group Combat 18, came to be standing outside a mosque with a sincere desire to go inside and convert to Islam? “These were the people who I had been fighting on the streets, I had swore (sic) at and had used violence against — indeed, one of my terms of imprisonment was a result of me leading a gang of skinheads in a fight against ‘Pakis’.”
In a later interview, Myatt supports the killing of any Muslim who breaks his oath of loyalty to Islam, and the setting up of a Muslim superstate. He describes himself as having been “staunchly opposed to non-white immigration into Britain and twice jailed for violence in pursuit of my political aims”.
He added: “I spent several decades of my life fighting for what I regarded as my people, my race and my nation, and endured two terms of imprisonment arising out of my political activities.”
But his belief is now that: “The pure authentic Islam of the revival, which recognises practical jihad (holy war) as a duty, is the only force that is capable of fighting and destroying the dishonour, the arrogance, the materialism of the West . . . For the West, nothing is sacred, except perhaps Zionists, Zionism, the hoax of the so-called Holocaust, and the idols which the West and its lackeys worship, or pretend to worship, such as democracy.
“They want, and demand, that we abandon the purity of authentic Islam and either bow down before them and their idols, or accept the tame, secularised, so-called Islam which they and their apostate lackeys have created.
“This may well be a long war, of decades or more — and we Muslims have to plan accordingly. We must affirm practical jihad — to take part in the fight to free our lands from the kuffar (unbelievers). Jihad is our duty.”...
If these nationalists, or some of them, desire to aid us, to help us . . . they can do the right thing, the honourable thing, and convert, revert, to Islam — accepting the superiority of Islam over and above each and every way of the West.”
Read it all.
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Evidently Marxist demogue Chavez is not as popular among his own people as he has imagined. For pictures of this anti-Chavez event go HERE and HERE and HERE.
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Islamist protest in N.Y. –'Mushroom cloud on way'
Rally at Israeli consulate features pictures
of Muslim flags flying over White House
Posted: April 22, 20067:10 p.m. Eastern
© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
A New York rally by the Islamic Thinkers Society outside the Israeli consulate yesterday featured chants of "The mushroom cloud is on its way! The real holocaust is on its way!"
The demonstration by the Queens-based group was monitored by the Investigative Project on Terrorism whose members noted signs including "Islam will Dominate" and a picture with an Islamic flag flying over the White House.
The chants were in Arabic and translated by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, headed by Steve Emerson, a former reporter for CNN.
Here are some excerpts from the chants:
Leader (in Arabic): "With our blood and our lives we will liberate al
[The rest also respond in Arabic:] "With our blood and our lives we will
liberate al Aqsa!
Israeli Zionists What do you say? The real Holocaust is on
Response: "Allahu Akbar!"
Response: "Allahu Akbar!"
"Zionists, Zionists You will pay! The Wrath of Allah is on its way!
Israeli Zionists You shall pay! The Wrath of Allah is on its way!
The mushroom cloud is on its way! The real Holocaust is on its way!"
"Israel won't last long ... Indeed, Allah will repeat the Holocaust right on
the soil of Israel"
Response: "Allahu Akbar!"
According to the Investigative Project on Terrorism, the Islamic Thinkers Society is an offshoot of London's Al-Muhajiroun, a group that celebrated the 9/11 attacks, referring to the hijackers as "the Magnificent 19," and posting a burning picture of the Capitol on its website.
On April 18, the Tampa Tribune reported on the plea agreement of Sami Al-Arian, a former USF computer science professor. The article, by Elaine Silvestrini, details how Al-Arian admitted lying about raising funds for the Islamic terrorist group, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). Additionally, Al-Arian admitted he conspired to hide the identities of other members of the PIJ and also admitted knowing:
“that the PIJ achieved its objectives by, among other means, acts of
So, Al-Arian, who portrayed himself as a sort of Muslim “peace maker” who supported a peaceful resolution to the problems of the Middle East, has admitted he is really nothing more than another run-of-the-mill Islamic terrorist. All his bluster and all the claims of innocence are exposed for what they are: lies.
Ahmed Bedier, spokesman for the Tampa, Fl., office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) had this to say about Al-Arian’s plea agreement:
“plea has nothing to do with violence, and it had nothing to do with
So, is Bedier saying that the following statement, appearing in the Sun-Sentinel is not true? (Sun Sentinel, 18 April, by Pedro Ruz Gutierrez)
Al-Arian pleaded guilty to:
"conspiracy to make or receive contributions of funds, goods or services to
or for the benefit of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad." http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/florida/orl-alarian1806apr18,0,4033613.story?coll=sfla-news-florida
Once again, CAIR’s Bedier is wrong, both to the facts and conclusions. Al-Arian supported PIJ and that makes him an Islamic terrorist in any reasonable person’s opinion. But then again, has anyone ever accused CAIR of being reasonable or responsible in any of their public statements?
Bedier has been an Al-Arian cheerleader from the beginning. These are just a few of his statements trumpeting Al-Arians case:
“Ahmed Bedier, Tampa spokesman for the Council on American Islamic Relations, said Moffitt was wrong about the Al-Arian plea. Al-Arian did not agree to admit to any charges associated with terrorism, Bedier said.”
"He stayed true to his convictions - he stayed true he wasn't going to plead
to those issues," Bedier said.
"There is no conspiracy to support terrorism."
”Ahmed Bedier, CAIR's central Florida director, said he was disappointed to learn a jury had been chosen. While most people in Tampa are nice, he said, they have seen years of media coverage portraying Al-Arian in a bad light.”
Dr. Daniel Pipes also mentions Bedier in his blog: http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/230
What evidence did the government present to Al-Arian and his legal team that convinced Al-Arian his time was up? Is there secret evidence that the government was willing to spill in court, if necessary, to get a conviction?
Or is Al-Arian just another terrorist rat who decided to cop a plea and get out while he still could?
Bedier isn’t saying.
Director Anti-CAIR (ACAIR)
Friday, April 21, 2006
The story embarrassed our allies and exposed American Intelligence operations to Islamofascist terrorists. Let us hope the Mary McCarthy is thrown in the slammer for her treasonous actions.
Hat tip to Power Line.
NBC: CIA officer fired after admitting leak
Officer allegedly failed polygraph, admitted giving reporter information
By Robert Windrem and Andrea Mitchell
Updated: 7:41 p.m. ET April 21, 2006
WASHINGTON - In a rare occurrence, the CIA fired an officer who acknowledged giving classified information to a reporter, NBC News learned Friday.
The officer flunked a polygraph exam before being fired on Thursday and is now under investigation by the Justice Department, NBC has learned.
Intelligence sources tell NBC News the accused officer, Mary McCarthy, worked in the CIA's inspector general's office and had worked for the National Security Council under the Clinton and and George W. Bush administrations.
The leak pertained to stories on the CIA’s rumored secret prisons in Eastern Europe, sources told NBC. The information was allegedly provided to Dana Priest of the Washington Post, who wrote about CIA prisons in November and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for her reporting.
Sources said the CIA believes McCarthy had more than a dozen unauthorized contacts with Priest. Information about subjects other than the prisons may have been leaked as well.
The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the firing.
CIA spokeswoman Jennifer Millerwise confirmed the dismissal. Millerwise said she was unsure whether there had ever been a firing before at the agency for leaking to the media.
Citing the Privacy Act, the CIA would not provide any details about the officer’s identity or assignments.
All CIA employees are required to sign a secrecy agreement upon being hired stating they are prohibited from discussing classified information with anyone not cleared to receive the material.
Before going public with her name, NBC News reached McCarthy's husband, Michael. He said he could not confirm that his wife had been fired from her career post. He declined further comment.
Priest said she could not comment on the firing, which she said she learned about from NBC News.
The Washington Post report caused an international uproar, and government officials have said it did significant damage to relationships between the U.S. and allied intelligence agencies.
CIA Director Porter Goss told the Senate in February that leaks to the media had damaged national security. Subsequently, Goss ordered an internal investigation on leaks involving classified security data.
The probe led to the fired CIA officer, sources told NBC.
This leak is not linked to the recent scandal in the CIA involving undercover agent Valerie Plame’s identity’s being revealed, NBC reported.
Separately, the Justice Department is investigating New York Times stories about the National Security Agency’s domestic warrantless eavesdropping. Times reporters James Risen and Eric Lichtblau won a Pulitzer on Monday for their reporting on the issue.
The NSA and other agencies had requested the probe, sources told NBC.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
© 2006 MSNBC.com
America's favorite enemy is reported to have nuke WMD. A Pakistani journalist - Hamid Mir - allegedly has interviewed old Osama. The video is reported to soon appear on al Jazeera. The WND has a photo of Mir and Osama together. The QandO blog wonders about its validity due to the lack of grey in Osama's beard. The indication may be a doctored picture (meaning the WND report fell for Islamofascist propaganda) or the beard may have been colored for the TV interview (which might allude to the truth of the Osama claim).
If Osama has acquired WMD it is likely of Russian origin. Ever since the demise of the Marxist Soviet Empire, tabs on WMD and weapons grade uranium have been misplaced. There is a huge potential a terrorist such as Osama or a rogue nation as Iran could have acquired that which is needed to create a WEAPON of MASS DESTRUCTION.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Political watch dogs believe this is another nail in the coffin for EU membership.
I believe as long as Erdogan is Prime Minister, Turkey is an untrustworthy partner for America. One cannot trust a religious Mohammedan, they make promises then break them. A broken Mohammedan promised often leads to death.
The to distrust a Mohammedan is their belief in Taqiyyah:
Islamic concept of Al-Taqiyah to infiltrate and destroy kafir countries According to Al-Taqiyah, Muslims were granted the Shar'iyee right (legitimacy) to infiltrate the Dar el-Harb (war zone), infiltrate the enemy's cities and forums and plant the seeds of discord and sedition. These agents were acting on behalf of the Muslim authority at war, and therefore were not considered as lying against or denouncing the tenants of Islam.
They were "legitimate" mujahedeen, whose mission was to undermine the enemy's resistance and level of mobilization. One of their major objectives was to cause a split among the enemy's camp while downplaying the issues related to Islam ("Oh, I am not religious." "Oh, that is not Islam, you are mistaken, there is so much misinformation." "Oh, it is in the interpretation." "Brother, Islam is all about peace and love and music just like in the 60s.") In many instances, they convinced their targeted audiences that Jihad is not aimed at them, that indigenous people are not targeted.
Allow me to point out another hypocrisy of Palestinian-Arabs which deny the existence of Israel. Some Arab MK's (Parliamentarian for Legislators) are actually threatening to go to the Israeli High Court to Judiciously prevent Olmert from denying Jerusalem residency to Hamas Arabs.
Below is the text of the E-Newsletter I receive from ICEJ:
Israel revokes Hamas members J'lem residency
Arab MKs meet with Hamas leaders, prompting criticism of loyalty
Israel is considering expanding Tuesday's decision revoking the Jerusalem residency of three Hamas Palestinian Legislative Council members and a Palestinian Authority minister to include other known Hamas member and PA workers living in the city, The Jerusalem Post reports.
Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert decided to take steps to revoke the residency of the four high-profile Hamas members at consultations he held with Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Internal Security Minister Gideon Ezra and top security officials in discussions regarding Monday's suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.
The decision prompted a solidarity visit by Israeli Arab MKs of the United Arab League to the Hamas members, and a threat to take the issue to the High Court of Justice. One senior Israeli official noted the irony that Hamas officials, who do not recognize Israel, were threatening to petition an Israeli court.
UAL MK Taleb a-Sanaa, who on Monday became the first Arab MK to be appointed to the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said that by meeting with the Hamas members he was only fulfilling his obligation to promote peace. He visited the east Jerusalem home of Hamas member and PLC legislator Muhammad Abu Teir on Wednesday with MKs Ibrahim Sarsour and Abbas Zakour. "We deserve a medal of honor. We don't think we should sit on the sidelines while poeple from both sides are losing their lives," a-Sanaa said in comments to the Post.
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni called the meeting an "official representation of terror in the Knesset," while Likud MK Limor Livnat called for a-Sanaa to be expelled from the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. "Whoever meets two days after an atrocious act of murder with officials who do not recognize Israel's existence cannot be a part of a committee which is entrusted with Israel's security," Livnat asserted.
When I was younger I was a huge devotee of Ayn Rand. In fact, much of her writings are still attractive to my train of thought. Conversely though, I am a radical Christian; the very way of thinking that Rand railed against as mystical hogwash. So I do have differences today.
In light of this I recently read what ARI calls "Letters to the Editor." I always find that interesting because most often the Letters are from Dr. Yaron Brook. Dr. Brook might not be the Editor at ARI but he is the Executive Director. Dr. Brook wrote an interesting Letter to the Editor that is definitely anti-Palestinian. Of course I totally agree with him. Here is his take:
Israel Must Commit to Victory Over the Palestinians
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
By: Yaron Brook
Ayn Rand Institute
For more than a decade, Israel allowed Yasser Arafat and his regime to pretend they wanted peace with Israel while sponsoring terrorism against it. The new Hamas government shows no inclination to play Arafat's games. They have learned from Israel's recent retreat from Gaza and its weakness in response to the Intifada that no such games are necessary.
Thus, after the most recent suicide bombing against Israel--the first since the election of the Hamas government--they saw no reason to condemn the attack as Arafat did, but called it a "heroic act."
To secure its citizens, Israel must assert its right to self-defense. It must hold Hamas responsible for Palestinian terrorism and do what it should have done years ago: it must commit itself to victory over the Palestinians--crushing their government (Hamas and the PA), eliminating their terrorist infrastructure, disarming their pseudo-police and making evident to all Palestinians the horrific consequences of continued violence against Israelis. Only a long-term commitment to such a policy, to a policy for victory, a policy of active engaged warfare can secure the lives of Israelis.
Dr. Yaron Brook
Ayn Rand Institute
Brook's point: Develop a policy with Victory as the end in mind and pursue it. Only Victory will end the agressive terrorism of so-called Palestinian-Arabs. Appeasement and giving land in the hope of ending the violence does not encourage peace among the Mohammedans, rather such action emboldens the Islamofascist terrorists to execute more violence to achieve their ends. Again, Dr. Brook is absolutely correct.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Here is a few seconds of the unpatriotic blurb on QuickTime.
Here is the Google Cache of the SAW contact info that so unhinged the young Leftists.
O what the heck, below is the actual info to contact SAW to let them know what you think of their anti-war effort:
CONTACT: Students Against War’s
ad-hoc press team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am in total support of the exposition effort of Michelle Malkin!
The Religious Policeman Blog
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
The Heir to the Throne
The problem with democracies is that you don't know who is going to be the next ruler of your country. Instead you have ballots every now and then, it's just like playing Bingo, and it's all a surprise. But with our system, we can see who's coming down the line, there's a certain horrible inevitability about the whole thing. When King Fahad was on the throne, we knew that next in line was Abdullah, than Sultan, then Nayif. And sure enough, when Fahad turned up his toes, in stepped Abdullah - a nice enough guy, but a bit colorless, not a mover and shaker, and he'll never set the world alight.
But hopefully he'll outlast his two brothers, because the next two are definitely from the shallow end of the Saud family gene pool, the murky bit where the pondweed gathers and the frogs lay their spawn. Those readers who are also serial polygamists will sympathise because, as you will appreciate, King AbdulAziz's DNA was definitely getting watered down towards the end of his quadruple career as father of Saudi Arabia, King, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and Spreader of the Al-Saud Seed.
You'll know what it's like as you get towards the end of your reproductive career, you feel a bit like that champion racehorse who's been put out to stud too long - they keep bringing in some eager young filly, and while it might have been great fun when you could still run three miles without breaking sweat, nowadays you can't even go three minutes without breaking wind, and all you want to do is have a snooze in that shaded corner of the field where the nice green grass is. So when it gets to something like Princess Number 31, not only can you not remember her favorite brand of shampoo, nor her birthday, you can't even remember her name, and you're just trying to squeeze out the last drops of your manhood like that old tube of toothpaste you've grown so fond of.
So that accounts for Prince Nayif, or "Nasty Nayif", or "The Prince of Darkness", whom I've featured many times on this blog. But there is also his older brother, appropriately named Sultan, because he shares all the humility, modesty and sheer common touch of his namesakes who led equally useful lives in their Turkish Ottoman seraglios.
They made Sultan head of Civil Aviation, a great mistake for an overgrown dork and plane-spotter who was able to replace his Airfix models with the real thing. Swimming against the airline tide of reduced costs thru increased standardization, he got Saudi Airlines to buy virtually every airplane type produced on the USA's west coast, requiring enormous subsidies, but hey, it wasn't long since you filled your gas tank was it? Certainly the three passengers on the otherwise empty MD80 from Riyadh to Tabuk would like you to know how grateful they are for their ridiculously cheap fares.
But it is when he opens his mouth that his intellect and wisdom really sparkle. I had collected some of his gems earlier. On the dangers of elections to Saudi Arabia's "Poodle Parliament"........elections might pave the way for some illiterate persons, albeit supported by their people, to join the Shoura.On the freedom to campaign politically....Referring to the political campaigners arrested earlier this week, the defense minister said they were “outlaws who have revolted against their fathers and the country...Five of them have been released. As for the rest, we pray to God to guide them (to the right path),” he said, without specifying how many remained in detention.
On Civil rights....People need not fear arrest provided they adhere to Islamic teachings, work for national security and keep away from “deviant foreigners”, he added."Deviant foreigners"? Here's a clue....Prince Sultan declared himself satisfied that Washington would not impose democratic reforms on any country in the region, blaming the “Jewish-controlled US media” for playing up a US “Greater Middle East Initiative”Anyway, not to be outdone by his brother Abdullah, Sultan has also been doing the Grand Culinary Tour of Asia. It was supposed to be about diplomacy, but we'll soon see what sort of a diplomat he is. He shared some thoughts with accompanying journalists....Describing the legal system in the Kingdom as the best in the world, he said great efforts had been made to carry out reforms.
What a diplomat indeed. All the legal systems in your tin-pot little countries are inferior to that of the pinnacle of legal excellence, Saudi Arabia. What do you think about that, Khamys Mushayt Girl, still awaiting execution for killing your rapist? Or the Physics Teacher sentenced to 3 years and 750 lashes for witchcraft, now thankfully reprieved? Ask the so-called "Booze Bombers", still with the scar tissue on the soles of their feet from our civilised use of "Bastinado". Or more recently, the restaurant owner sentenced to 90 lashes for - gasp - employing women? (Who sensibly has now "done a runner" out of the country; thanks "Russ").
So no, Sultan, let me explain this patiently. "Best" does not involve hiding the most people for the longest period of time while inflicting the most depraved practices on them. And if becoming King depended on an exam, you've just scored 1/10 for Civil Rights and Legal Systems. We'll pass on the diplomacy, perhaps it was an unguarded moment, we'll give you another chance.
So let's try him now on Economics and Industrial Development.He also referred to the government’s efforts to eradicate unemployment among Saudi men and women and urged the private sector to cooperate by employing Saudis in large numbers. “There will be no unemployment in the Kingdom after five years.”So let's see. The most conservative estimates puts male unemployment at more than 25%. And of course female unemployment is 95% plus. On top of that, we're backing off the Saudization campaign because all our young men want to be fighter pilots and "managers", certainly not handle wood or concrete or plumbing or metal or electrics or glass or cloth or trash or bodily fluids. We're not growing any industry and we have no program of technical innovation. And yet there will be zero unemployment in five years? 1/10 again, and that's being generous.
So he'd be a disaster on internal policies. But perhaps he is a diplomat after all? Just the man to win friends and influence people abroad? This one is especially for you readers from Singapore, because there were 168 visits from you in the last 7 days! So what does Sultan think about your Island Country?
On a question about facilitating Saudi businessmen’s entry to Singapore without visas, the crown prince said: “I discussed this matter with the Singaporean authorities and told them that you are a developing country but you deny yourself the support you need.”
I'll carry on for a bit while our friends from Singapore fall about, choking with rage and / or laughter. For those of you who have not been there, and I am fortunate enough to have done so, it is an island at the end of Malaysia, three or four times the size of Washington DC, with a population of 4.5 million. It is a parliamentary democracy and manufacturing / trading / financial center with an unemployment rate of 3.3% (Saudi Arabia 25%+ (and that's only males!)), its literacy rate is 93% (Saudi Arabia 78%), and its per capita domestic product is $29,900 (Saudi Arabia $12,900, most of which comes squirting out of the ground by the grace of God). My own personal impression was that it is almost Paradise on Earth; a mixture of modern and well-preserved-old, clean, litter-free, great public transport, fulfilled hard-working people, no poverty or squalor that I could see, and the A's loved the night-time walk around the Zoo!
So for Sultan to say that, he not only gets a straight 0/10 for Diplomacy, but if there were some sort of Nobel Prize for arrogance combined with stupidity combined with sheer ignorance, then he must win it. Sorry about that, Singapore, he's just one of our royals and he doesn't know any better.But, as they like to say in the United States....I bring you, all the way from the dankest methane-emitting sediment at the bottom of the shallow end of the Al-Saud gene pool, Crown Prince Sultan, deputy premier and minister of defense and aviation, and...
.....next King of Saudi Arabia!
The "New Axis Of Terror" is Iran, Syria and the Hamas led Palestinian government. Here is the list of Arab nations validating Hamas reign of terror on innocent victims: Qatar joins, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE in providing financial support to the Hamas terrorist government of the Palestinians (via Vital Perspective). Vital Perspective reports that Islamic Jihad passed out pastries in the streets in celebration of homicide of Israeli innocent victims being murdered in the latest suicide murders.
THE NEW AXIS OF TERROR
After Hamas defended a deadly suicide bombing Monday, Israel's U.N. ambassador warned that recent statements by the Palestinian government, Iran and Syria "are clear declarations of war, and I urge each and every one of you to listen carefully and take them at face value."
Ambassador Dan Gillerman cautioned that a new "axis of terror" — Iran, Syria and the Hamas-run Palestinian government — was sowing the seeds of the first world war of the 21st century.
"A dark cloud is looming above our region, and it is metastasizing as a result of the statements and actions by leaders of Iran, Syria, and the newly elected government of the Palestinian Authority," he said.
Has the world gone insane? Supporting the PA (which is essentially a terrorist organization) is like donating money to genocidal murderers. If the Arabs believe they have a greivance that diplomacy cannot solve why not just go to war with Israel and create a self-sustaining land for Palestinian-Arabs? O yes, that is right, that ploy has been tried many times since 1948. The only reason that Israel does not have a larger land mass is because the petroleum concerned West stepped in to say, "Slow down big fella." If the West had left well enough alone, the Arabs that were told to flee by surrounding Arab nations would have been absorbed by the losing belligerent nations in the first place. Instead the losers (supported by the West) decided to create a facade in which Mohammedan Arabs would attack sovereign Israel over and over again. By displacing Arabs and calling them Palestinians, the Mohammedans had an excuse to uphold one of their central violent tenets - never give up land already conquered by Mohammedanism.
Read the truth about the pseudo-Palestinian HERE.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Apr 17 2006 12:15PM
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Possible prophecy and current event connections . . .
From the Los Angeles Times
Messianic Fervor Grows Among Iran's Shiites
Many, including the president, pray for the Mahdi's return to defeat evil. Western critics fear such beliefs may lead to irrational policies.
By John Daniszewski Times Staff Writer
April 15, 2006JAMKARAN, Iran — Each Tuesday, thousands of people arrive here at dusk by car and bus. Beneath the twinkling lights of the blue-tiled mosque, they sit on carpets, following prayers broadcast over loudspeakers: families, pilgrims from distant provinces, young men frantic with expectation, women hoping for cures. The devout make their way to the back of the shrine. There, they write their hopes, dreams and prayers onto slips of paper that they drop into two wells — one for the men, one for the women. They pray, eyes squeezed shut, until moved along politely by mosque workers.For many devout Shiite Muslims, this is a place of miracles — the place of the Mahdi, the messiah. From lowly carpet weavers to Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, devotion to the Mahdi and anticipation of his return appears to be crescendoing in Iran.
Particularly on Tuesdays, the day most associated with the Mahdi's blessings, the night here is filled with fervent prayers, a reflection of the ardent faith that gave rise to the Islamic Revolution, and which conservative supporters of Ahmadinejad hope will sustain the nation in any confrontation with the West over Iran's nuclear program.
All Muslims await the appearance of the Mahdi; the largest branch of Shiites, those known as Twelvers, await his return. To the majority of Shiites, the Mahdi was the last of the prophet Muhammad's true heirs, his 12 righteous descendants chosen by God to lead the faithful.The Mahdi, the Twelfth Imam, the Imam of Our Times, was born Muhammad ibn Hasan and went into hiding around 878. Shiites believe he maintained contact with representatives until 941, when all communication from him ceased. When the time is ripe, they teach, he will reappear and, along with Jesus, will lead Muslims in a struggle to rid the world of corruption and establish justice. The Mahdi ordered a shrine built in Jamkaran nearly 1,000 years ago, Shiite teachings hold.
It would be a caricature to paint the whole country as caught up in messianic fervor. Even among the clergy, there are many who treat the Mahdi's return as figurative rather than literal. But at a time when many here believe that Iran, and by extension its brand of Shiism, is under threat by the West, the Mahdi can be a useful symbol for the government to rally the people.
For Iran's opponents in Washington and elsewhere, the talk of the Mahdi's return, with its apocalyptic overtones, causes worry. Some critics of Iran fear that religious zeal might overcome reason when it comes to setting the nation's policies. Ahmadinejad's particular attention to the Mahdi in his speeches and actions — soon after taking office, he allocated $20 million to improve and enlarge the Jamkaran Mosque complex — has been noted by Western critics. So, too was Ahmadinejad's appearance in September before the United Nations General Assembly, when he said a prayer calling for the Mahdi's return: "O mighty Lord, I pray to hasten the emergence of … the promised one … the one who will fill this world with justice and peace."
Belief in the Mahdi energizes many of the 8 million to 10 million pilgrims who come annually to Qom, the seminary city two hours south of Tehran that is considered among Iran's most holy places. The Jamkaran Mosque stands just outside Qom.
"A prayer in the Jamkaran Mosque is almost like going to Mecca," said Adel Safr, a cleric with the Qom mosque's international department. He helps receive foreign visitors in a room ornately decorated to resemble a garden."
According to some of the sayings, if someone comes each week, 40 times in 40 weeks, he can be worthy to meet the Mahdi when he returns," Safr said.
Visiting the shrine, he said, was "a reaffirmation to say to him that we are still with you — we came because we believe the Mahdi is caring and that he is going to cleanse the world of injustice and corruption."
To Safr, a 34-year-old who has been studying in Qom for four years, the troubles that have racked the Persian Gulf region in recent years could be portents of the Mahdi's return.
Just as some Christians see warfare in the Middle East as reflections of Biblical prophecy, some in Iran see a religious pattern in recent events.
The destruction of an important Shiite shrine in Samarra, Iraq, the Mahdi's birthplace and where he went into hiding, and the sectarian violence in that country are seen as fulfillments of prophecies about the conditions in which he would reappear.
"This is why Mr. Bush has put divisions in Saudi Arabia and Iraq — to kill the Mahdi and make Jesus the messiah," Safr said. "I am serious. There have been speeches in the Pentagon about it."
For others, the shrine is a place for more personal prayers, a source of solace and hope for believers coping with poverty, health problems, or family or social difficulties.
"Ninety percent of people coming here have lost all their hope in the security of the world and want to grab onto their last chance, and they find it here," said Majid Haidari, 27, from Khosan.
"This is their ultimate connection to God, and they realize that they are in the right place."
"I want God to give me a child, and I am very hopeful," Haidari said. "All those who are worthy, they receive their wishes."
In a black chador, Akram Mirzails, 43, walked along the tree-shaded pavement among those people dropping letters to the Twelfth Imam into the wells. She carried what looked like a rainbow-colored feather duster as a symbol that she was a worker and advisor at the Jamkaran Mosque, helping pilgrims with directions and hints for their devotions.
Visits to the mosque have climbed steadily, she said.
"It has a very, very high spiritual movement," she said. "Everyone is waiting for an appearance of the Imam because they feel there is a connection and they can feel his sacredness here."
"We have visitors from as far away as Pakistan, India, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. In the last few years, I don't know why, people more and more are drawn to this location on Tuesday nights, even those who are not religious."
And there are many instances of healing, she asserted. Just that evening, she said recently, a 13-year-old who had been ill stood up, suddenly cured.
"People were crying. You could not even hear the loudspeaker," she recounted.
"When the Imam appears, he will display many, many miracles," she predicted. "I myself have seen some already. Other people sometimes see or feel a guiding presence."
As she walked away, a new crowd of supplicants made their way to the well, and the din of the crowd and the loudspeakers rose once more.
Matthew 24:23-27 (NIV)[Jesus speaking] "At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time.
"So if anyone tells you, 'There he is, out in the desert,' do not go out; or, 'Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it. For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather."
Revelation 13:11-17 (NIV)
[John speaking] "Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed.
"And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth.
"He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.
NOTE: Revelation 20:10 identifies the second beast as "the false prophet."