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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Solyndra: An omen for Obama’s soon to be announced jobs plan

Wizbang Blog

If this isn’t a sign, there aren’t any signs:
SOL_OBAMA Solyndra, a major manufacturer of solar technology in Fremont, has shut its doors, according to employees at the campus.
“I was told by a security guard to get my [stuff] and leave,” one employee said. The company employs a little more than 1,000 employees worldwide, according to its website.
Shortly after it opened a massive $700 million facility, it canceled plans for a public stock offering earlier this year and warned it would be in significant trouble if federal loan guarantees did not go through.
The company has said it will make a statement at 9am California time, though it’s not clear what that statement will be. An NBC Bay Area photographer on the scene reports security guards are not letting visitors on campus. He says “people are standing around in disbelief.” The employees have been given yellow envelopes with instructions on how to get their last checks.
Solyndra was touted by the Obama administration as a prime example of how green technology could deliver jobs. The President visited the facility in May of last year and said “it is just a testament to American ingenuity and dynamism and the fact that we continue to have the best universities in the world, the best technology in the world, and most importantly the best workers in the world. And you guys all represent that. “
The federal government offered $535 million in low cost loan guarantees from the Department of Energy. NBC Bay Area has contacted the White House asking for a statement.
There are apparently lots of folks who are asking for a White House statement:
“We smelled a rat from the onset,” Republican House Energy and Commerce Committee members Rep. Cliff Stearns and Rep. Fred Upton said in a statement to ABC News of the the $535 million government loan guarantee awarded to Solyndra in 2009.
The manufacturer of rooftop solar panels opened in 2005 and in 2009 became the Obama administration’s first recipient of an half-billion dollar energy loan guarantee meant to help minimize the risk to venture capital firms that were backing the solar start-up. Obama made a personal visit to the factory last year to herald its bright future.
ABC News and the Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch News first reported on questions about the choice of Solyndra for the loan in May after the Department of Energy disclosed it was being forced to restructure its loan package for the company, which was showing early signs of financial distress. One of Solyndra’s major investors was George Kaiser, an Oklahoma billionaire who raised between $50,000 and $100,000 for Obama during the 2008 election.
Following the ABC News and iWatch News reports, the House Energy and Commerce Committee opened an investigation into the loan, which Stearns and Upton said today was “suspect from day one.”
“I think what happens is they give some of this money out to people who are either contributors or strong supporters,” Stearns said weeks before Solyndra announced its closing. “I think in the long term we have to worry about the United States government guaranteeing loans for businesses based perhaps upon favoritism.”
It’s so out of character isn’t it for the most transparent administration evah to be involved in shady dealings and cronyism?
I’m thinking it’ll be tough to blame this on either Bush, the Japanese earthquake or Tea Party racism but I expect the attempt to be made… and some to actually buy it.

California Dems: Let’s make sure parents provide OT, rest periods, and WC to babysitters

Sister Toldjah

California state Senator Doug LaMalfa (North-Central CA.) provides further proof that the state of California is going to hell in a handbasket (via Memeorandum):


How will parents react when they find out they will be expected to provide workers’ compensation benefits, rest and meal breaks and paid vacation time for…babysitters? Dinner and a movie night may soon become much more complicated.

Assembly Bill 889 (authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco), will require these protections for all “domestic employees,” including nannies, housekeepers and caregivers.

The bill has already passed the Assembly and is quickly moving through the Senate with blanket support from the Democrat members that control both houses of the Legislature – and without the support of a single Republican member. Assuming the bill will easily clear its last couple of legislative hurdles, AB 889 will soon be on its way to the Governor’s desk.

Under AB 889, household “employers” (aka “parents”) who hire a babysitter on a Friday night will be legally obligated to pay at least minimum wage to any sitter over the age of 18 (unless it is a family member), provide a substitute caregiver every two hours to cover rest and meal breaks, in addition to workers’ compensation coverage, overtime pay, and a meticulously calculated timecard/paycheck.

Failure to abide by any of these provisions may result in a legal cause of action against the employer including cumulative penalties, attorneys’ fees, legal costs and expenses associated with hiring expert witnesses, an unprecedented measure of legal recourse provided no other class of workers – from agricultural laborers to garment manufacturers. (On the bright side, language requiring an hour of paid vacation time for every 30 hours worked was amended out of the bill in the Senate.)

Absolutely unbelievable. Well, ok, it IS believable, considering the serious consideration of such an idea (you can read the bill in full here) is coming from arguably the most liberal, pro-tax state in America.

Rick Moran gets to the heart of the matter:

The Feds have already cracked down on evil garage sales. Municipalities have outlawed lemonade stands. And now, we can imagine empowering that 18 year old girl who babysits your kids to sue you if you don’t pay minimum wage, overtime, or vacation.

NBC San Diego reportsthat a “Senate analysis” of the bill “cited a report, which found that child care workers, garment workers, maids and housekeepers had high rates of minimum wage violations.”

Anyone who thinks this is about “the rights of workers” more so than California Democrats wanting to collect more tax money (why else would there be a call by them for “meticulously calculated timecards/paychecks”?) for its deep red coffers raise your hand.

I didn’t think so.

http://sistertoldjah.com/archives/2011/08/31/california-dems-lets-make-sure-parents-provide-ot-rest-periods-and-wc-to-babysiters/

Another idiotic idea by Democrats thats sure to put many babysitters out of work.

Tulsa Police Captain Suspended For Not Attending ‘Mosque Appreciation Day’

Big Peace

Imagine if he was instructed to attend a Catholic church or Jewish Synague. The liberal media would be all over this.

Michael Coren on Imam Rauf's claim that Sharia and U.S. Constitution are compatible: "That man's either incredibly stupid or incredibly dishonest"

Jihad Watch Blog


Enjoy this superb takedown by Michael Coren of the slick and sinister Islamic supremacist Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf of the Ground Zero Mosque initiative, and his claim that Sharia and the U.S. Constitution are compatible. Be sure to watch it all. Seldom has Sharia been so fully, concisely, and magnificently exposed.
Video thanks to the incomparable Kathy Shaidle.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

IDF: Use Robots as Strike Force


August 28th, 2011

: (INN) Israeli defense companies are competing for the nod to develop a robot-based combat solution dubbed “Advance Guard,” which the IDF ground forces are keenly interested in.

“The basic idea is for robots to function as a strike force, leading the way in the first stage of engagement with the enemy, which usually results in heavy casualties,” the website explained. “The defense establishment wants the industries to examine a range of possible robotic forms on the battlefield, from micro-robots to large unmanned vehicles. An essential feature of the program is that the robots will be capable of interacting with each other and not only as individual warriors.”

Brigadier General (ret.) Shmuel Yachin, former director of R&D in the IDF, told IsraelDefense that Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is reviewing different types of robot designs, including “see-fire” systems that can identify a target in the field and zero in on it.
One of the firms competing for the job of supplying the IDF with robot warriors may invest in the development of an unmanned tank.

Robotic tools are already employed in surveillance, including unmanned ground vehicles like “Guardium,” produced by a company jointly owned and run by IAI and Elbit Systems. In the past, the IDF revealed a robotic snake that can be used for infiltration of targets.


Source: www.israelnationalnews.com

Children Suicide Bombers In The Middle East Terrorism

Hasbarah

EDL- Tower Hamlets Are You Ready

carlisledefenseangel

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene,National guard almost drown Manville, NJ

What fools sent these guys out to the rescue? Did someone say Obama?


Unbelievable, these guys need their heads examined. Yes they are stupid. lol

Gupta Empire-Pre-Islamic India-Before Islam Shattered it

Islamic Hatered and Propoganda on Pakistani TV

anu123km

Rebels settle scores in Libyan capital like only Muslims know how.


UN urges restraint as the rebels wreak their revenge on 'loyalists'
By Kim Sengupta in Tripoli

Reuters 

The Libyan rebels have been meting out brutal treatment to sub-Saharan Africans in Tripoli, suspecting that they are Gaddafi loyalists
The killings were pitiless.

They had taken place at a makeshift hospital, in a tent marked clearly with the symbols of the Islamic Crescent. Some of the dead were on stretchers, attached to intravenous drips. Some were on the back of an ambulance that had been shot at. A few were on the ground, seemingly attempting to crawl to safety when the bullets came.

Around 30 men lay decomposing in the heat. Many of them had their hands tied behind their back, either with plastic handcuffs or ropes. One had a scarf stuffed into his mouth. Almost all of the victims were black men. Their bodies had been dumped near the scene of two of the fierce battles between rebel and regime forces in Tripoli.

Week in Blogs: Have You Ever Had Sex With Rick Perry? Plus, Allen West Shreds Obama

Pajamasmedia

Geert Wilders Speaks-10 Points for West

anu123km

Geert Wilders speaks the truth. Its why Muslims and the politically correct fools keep trying to silence him.

Open Borders Movement Flexes Muscle Again

Judicial Watch Blog

Last Updated: Mon, 08/29/2011 - 10:30amUnder intense pressure from the increasingly powerful open borders movement, a major U.S. city is abruptly ending a federal law enforcement partnership responsible for dramatically reducing its record-high crime rate.
Known as Operation Community Shield, the program targets violent street gangs by sending special Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to assist local police in areas infested with gang activity. In this case, the northern California city of San Jose enrolled in the program a few months ago because a steep rise in gang violence pushed the homicide rate to the highest level in decades.
The partnership has been extremely successful in California’s third-largest city and there has been a dramatic drop in gang killings, according to a local news report that cites police data. The local-federal alliance has helped crack down on gang violence and led to the arrest of hundreds of dangerous gang members in a matter of weeks. In fact, in the first 5 ½ months of the year San Jose had 14 gang homicides but zero in the two months of Operation Community Shield. The city is the safest it has been in years.
Why in the world would the San Jose Police Department end such a triumphant program? Because the open borders movement, which opposed it from the start, fears that “law-abiding” illegal immigrants could end up getting deported. From the start police faced sharp criticism from pro immigrant “community groups” that claimed residents feared calling them to report crimes because ICE might deport them.
A local group that advocates for immigrant rights was the key force behind ending the city’s alliance with ICE. Services Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN) quickly assembled a campaign to kill Operation Community Shield, reminding the police chief that he vowed never to enforce immigration laws. The group publicly demanded that ICE gang unit officers “pack their bags and leave San Jose.”
Through a spokesman, San Jose’s police chief, Chris Moore, denied he’s “crumbling to the community pressure” and insisted the federal partnership ended because crime is under control in his city.

 Perhaps we should look south of the border to what took place in a Mexican casino last week. Drug cartels went into the casino and poured gasoline all over the place and set it on fire. 52 innocent victims died in the blaze. That same drug infested mentallity is coming here soon to our side of the border. Don't tell us the crime problem is solved. Thats a crock.

Obama’s uncle arrested for DUI, administration blames Bush

Wizbang blog

Receipt for alcohol consumed dated back to July of 2008 and showed that it was bought at a liquor store in Crawford Texas.
Ok… I made part of that up… but it’s pretty damned believable given this bunch isn’t it?
UPDATE: George-hussain-onyango obama
The Australian is reporting that Onyango Obama has retained Cleveland lawyer Margaret Wong. This is the same immigration attorney who successfully represented Mr. Obama’s sister Zeituni, when she managed to avoid deportation to Kenya. Mr. Obama pleaded not guilty at his remand hearing.
*Clarification: Onyango Obama nearly hit the police car. He did not actually hit it, according to police reports.
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A number of media outlets have already reported that an illegal immigrant from Kenya by the name of Onyango Obama, 67, was arrested last week on Wednesday after he nearly rammed his SUV into a police car in Framingham, Massachusetts.
He was later charged with DUI among other violations. I spoke to Framingham Public Information Officer Lieutenant Delaney who told me that when Onyango Obama was asked at booking if he wanted to make a telephone call to arrange for bail, the Kenyan immigrant replied: “I think I will call the White House.”
Unfortunately, the nephew-in-chief was on the back nine and could not be reached.
Ok… I made that up too… but again… is it believable?
Hell yes.

Montgomery County proposes flash-mob law

The Washington Times

Montgomery County officials are exploring ways to stem a troubling trend of juvenile flash-mob thefts, including by drafting a bill specifically tailored to prosecute mob-related crime.
Montgomery County Council member Craig Rice said lawmakers are in discussion with the state delegation on the possibility of introducing legislation in next year’s General Assembly session to specifically address crimes committed as part of a mob.
Talk of such a bill was prompted by a recent mass theft at a Germantown 7-Eleven, where dozens of young people returning home from the Montgomery County Fair simultaneously entered the store and began brazenly stealing candy bars, chips and sodas, police said.
“I think that the message is clear: You’ve got a community that’s come together and is saying that we no longer are going to tolerate things like this happening,” Mr. Rice said Friday, as police announced charges against many of the youths involved. “We have to make a stand and show that our community, the Germantown community, is a growing community that is safe.”
“Flash mob” robberies and attacks, in which packs of young people appear seemingly spontaneously and commit assaults or thefts, have drawn national attention, most notably for recent incidents in Philadelphia.
Officials declined to label the Germantown incident, which lasted just about a minute and was captured on surveillance video, a “flash mob” because it was not organized online or via social networking.
“This was not organized by a tweet [or on] Facebook,” Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said. “It was something more dynamic and occurred on the walk from the bus station to the 7-Eleven.”
“It doesn’t mean their conduct is any less culpable,” said Capt. Luther Reynolds, a police commander.
Mr. Rice, a Democrat, also refused to draw any conclusions from the fact that those involved in the Germantown incident were black.
“This is not an African-American problem,” he said. “This is a problem with youth and making sure they understand the repercussions and the seriousness of the crimes that were committed.”
The group stole about $450 worth of items and individuals involved are now charged with theft, conspiracy to commit theft, and disorderly conduct, Mr. McCarthy said.
Police thus far have identified 17 people, including 14 juveniles, involved in the incident and are still seeking help in identifying seven others seen on surveillance footage inside the store to determine whether they were also involved.
In addition to the possibility of a new mob law, police say a youth curfew, which is already under discussion by the County Council, might have prevented the incident.
“If we had a curfew law on the books … it’s something that could have helped us if youth are out at 1:40 a.m.,” Capt. Reynolds said.
The juveniles who were charged will have their cases evaluated first by the Department of Juvenile Services, which will make the determination on whether they will be referred to the State’s Attorney’s Office for prosecution, Mr. McCarthy said. The three young adults who were also charged will have their cases heard in Montgomery County District Court.

Sorry Mr. Rice this is a black youth problem. Show me where packs of whites are storming 7-Elevens and I'll change my thinking. You can't hide the truth by simply saying its a youth problem. Its a problem in the black community. It starts when many of young black don't have two parents. Bill Cosby caught hell from the politically correct like you Mr. Rice. It is a black problem. Show us any whites arrested in this incident.

Shop owners say police abandoned them during London riots

The Washington Times
ASSOCIATED PRESS A man tells British police about rioters trying to vandalize a shop this month in London’s Hackney area. Youths set fire to stores and vehicles in several neighborhoods in the city - which will host the 2012 Summer Olympics - and often were able to flee before police arrived

LONDON — Shop owners who protected their businesses from looters during the deadly riots that rocked Britain this month are complaining that police guarded posh stores in central London and left them to fend for themselves.
Turkish shopkeepers and families in the north London borough of Hackney armed themselves with sticks and chased looters away from their properties.
In the Southall neighborhood in west London, members of the Sikh community protected their temple with swords and hockey sticks.
One cafe owner in the Hackney area said he got no help from police.
“The police shut the police station before we closed,” said Hussein Eroglu. “I asked police what we could do and they said they couldn’t say anything. I asked them what if anything happens. They said it’s your choice, you can protect your business.”
He noted that business owners pay special taxes to fund government services such as the police.
“We are paying business rates, but they didn’t protect our business,” he said.
Another Hackney cafe manager, Bektas Murat, said some business owners closed early and waited at a nearby traffic intersection to protect their neighborhood from roaming rioters.
“There were a lot of people scared about their shops,” he said. “People believed the police didn’t try to stop the rioters because they were always late, [coming] after the rioters attacked the shops. People tried to stop them themselves.”
One member of Parliament from London is calling for an inquiry into the police response to four days of rioting, looting and burning in the British capital that began Aug. 6. The mayhem soon spread to other English cities.
“Some of my constituents lost their homes and have raised concerns about why they didn’t see a quicker [police] response,” said David Lammy, who represents the north London borough of Tottenham, where the initial riots broke out.
“Many independent shop owners had their shops damaged seriously. First people burned a car and then another car and then it was a bus.”
Mr. Lammy said London's Metropolitan Police made “serious mistakes.”
The riots broke out after the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old resident of the borough, Mark Duggan, who was suspected of having links to criminal gangs, according to local news reports.
He was shot by an officer with the police’s special firearms command unit, known as CO19, which provides support to Britain’s mostly unarmed police force.
Story Continues →

Ten years after 9/11: René Stadtkewitz in New York

Europe News

DIE FREIHEIT 29 August 2011

René Stadtkewitz, top candidate of the civil rights party DIE FREIHEIT (FREEDOM), will be the first and only German politician to speak at Ground Zero in New York on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Berlin, Stadtkewitz, a longtime member of the Berlin House of Representatives, announced today that he gladly accepted the invitation from the organization "Stop Islamization of America” (SIOA) and the well-known political activist Pamela Geller.

"The three most important terrorists of the 9/11 attacks had studied in Hamburg and were also radicalized there. Germany must be made aware of this,” said Stadtkewitz. "But a year after the publication of Thilo Sarrazin's book, Deutschland Schafft sich ab, (Germany is Eliminating Itself) nothing has changed here.

We must not only openly debate the political ideology of Islam; we must also consider the political consequences of such an ideology. As opposed to President Wulffs statement in his public address on the 20th anniversary of German reunification, Islam itself can never belong to Germany.”

Stadtkewitz also intends to use the trip to consult with New York's politicians and police officers concerning the zero-tolerance strategy in the fight against crime. "We also have to oppose the violent criminals in Berlin and the growing left-wing extremists in a fast and hard way. The current conditions are no longer tolerable.”

DIE FREIHEIT in Berlin will broadcast the memorial live from the U.S. The location will be announced shortly prior to the beginning of the event.



DIE FREIHEIT steps up to become the necessary corrective means against the political aberrations of the past decades. DIE FREIHEIT unites former members of all large parties as well as numerous people who never were active in politics before. All of them share the fear that the current policy of ignoring citizens’ will, of turning a blind eye to serious social problems, of incurring escalating debt, and last but not least, that all of this within the framework of a wrongly constructed European Union could ultimately jeopardize prosperity, liberty and even peace in Germany and Europe.

DIE FREIHEIT offers citizens an eligible alternative to the standard opinion of established parties. DIE FREIHEIT represents a policy of reason, self-determination and performance aspiration. DIE FREIHEIT demands more democracy through referendums and citizen’s participation. And DIE FREIHEIT stands for a sophisticated, self-confident and wealthy German republic alongside its faithful long-term allies in the Western World: in Europe, America and Israel (Jerusalem Declaration).

DIE FREIHEIT pledges itself to those values, which founded the success of the Federal Republic of Germany and stands sincere, courageous and reliable against all forces, which threaten this success.


DIE FREIHEIT (FREEDOM) Our Program

Mainstream Culture & Integration

One glance at the metropolitan areas of our nation shows that the integration politics of previous decades has failed. With political Islam, there is a system on the march which is diametrically opposed to the values of our liberal-democratic constitutional order. We demand that further immigration be stopped until the current integration problems have been solved. Integration has to comply with the necessities of our society. Elementary components of our liberal mainstream culture such as our constitution, secular state, freedom of expression and achievement principle are non-negotiable premises for participation in our society.


A Strong Europe of Sovereign Nations

The established parties call it “alternative-less” to save indebted countries such as Greece and Portugal with ever-increasing bail-outs totaling billions of euros. Therewith, they endanger the prosperity of future generations and create the prerequisites for a permanent European transfer union. We demand that the safety net for the euro zone be immediately stopped and that a European Insolvency Statute for affected countries that enables national bankruptcy, debt conversion and temporary withdrawal from the euro zone be duly introduced. A permanent European transfer union is an absolutely wrong concept because it punishes reliable fiscal policy while even rewarding unreliable incurring debts.


More Democracy – We are the People

The political system in Germany has turned into a dictatorship of parties. Important decisions are made, which are closed to the public and are all too often in direct opposition to the will and interests of the citizens. The result is low election turnout and frustration with parties. We demand that the power of parties be restricted and that citizens finally get involved in political-decisions processes. Therefore, we want to introduce a direct democracy as practiced in Switzerland with nation-wide referenda allowing Germans to vote on their constitutional law. For the country belongs to the people, not to the parties.

ADDRESS
DIE FREIHEIT
Storkower Str. 158
10407 Berlin
Germany

Bill Lind BLASTS Political Correctness Video's

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Channel 4: suicide bomber comedy to commemorate 9/11


Channel 4 will commemorate the 9/11 attacks on the USA by showing a “mix” of programs, including Chris Morris’s comedy movie Four Lions about British Islamist terrorists.

The announcement was made at the Edinburgh Television Festival by former BBC1 controller and current Channel 4 chief creative officer Jay Hunt. Ms. Hunt said that, despite a request by Morris, it would not be shown on the day, but that it would be shown close to that time, “ because it speaks to that issue.” Hunt said, ”I think we should absolutely continue to push those boundaries.”

In Four Lions, Morris attempts to undermine the stereotype of Islamist terrorists as evil geniuses, and to portray them instead as ordinary, if somewhat inept, individuals.

The plot of Four Lions involves a gang of four terrorists who plot to conduct a suicide operation during the London Olympics. It is full of absurd moments. One of the gang suggests that the best way to radicalize Muslims is to blow up a mosque, and attempts to prove his theory by punching himself in the face. Another of the gang disguises himself as an IRA terrorist and as a woman (despite his beard) to buy bleach for making into bombs.

Clips of Four Lions can be viewed on the movie’s official website.

Sounds to me like a bunch of sick fucks. JMOP

DOJ Keeping Islamic Bank Settlement Secret

Sultan Calls for Killing Zionists

Don't Strip Israel of its Precious Assets

Elder of Ziyon http://elderofziyon.blogspot.com/2011/08/dont-strip.html

Sharia Comes to Dhimmi UK

anu123km


Someone should put a bullet in this muslims bastards head. Whats wrong with the UK? Don't you idiots understand your being invaded.

Exposing Boycott Israel Campaign by Islamists and Leftists

In Pakistan your daughter is raped if you dont convert!!

Isn't Islam a wonderful religion. Its really an ideology run by a bunch of old sick fucks.

‘Anti-Muslim’ author beaten


IAN ROBERTSON, QMI Agency

First posted: Friday, August 26, 2011 01:57 AM EDT | Updated: Friday, August 26, 2011 06:15 AM EDT
After publishing Wake Up Call with his cousin Gabrielle, Paris Dipersico was beaten by two men in what Oakville police now believe is a hate crime. (Dave Thomas, QMI Agency)

OAKVILLE, Ont. - Halton police are treating an attack on a first-time author whose self-published book has been branded anti-Muslim as a possible hate crime.

Raised Islamic, Paris Dipersico, 24, reported being dragged from his bicycle Aug. 17, tied up among trees, then beaten briefly unconscious by two Muslim men.

Accused of being gay, they then "called me a Jew in Arabic and said the Jews are paying you to write this against Islam," the author of Wake Up Call said Thursday.

Dipersico said he also received a "death threat" on his Facebook site, then someone stole files and backup writing discs after breaking into the home he shares with cousin Gabrielle Dipersico -- who helped design the book and whose photo is on the cover.

Believing the threat came "from the Middle East," he said it demanded he remove offensive language.

After treatment for cuts and bruises, Dipersico said on his publisher's advice, "I'm taking out some of the graphically sexual stuff," but not the rest.

"A little autobiographical," he said the novel expresses his opposition to organized religion.

Using several characters, including ones named Paris and Gabrielle plus others disguised or altered, Dipersico said Wake Up Call was a self-healing project based on troubling experiences with relatives telling him they are superior to others, while some lied, cheated and committed adultery.

Released in June, it has been accused of being pornographic, celebrating drug use and mocking various religions.

Dipersico wrote "Islam is a religion of 'peace' and Muslims will kill you to prove it," but said "I'm not saying every Muslim is violent or every Muslim is a bad person." Fully realizing "for a Muslim to go against Islam, the punishment is death," he said violent ones are often "ignorant," brainwashed with twisted religion-based messages.

A promotional reference to a "narcissistic sociopath," who says "obnoxious things about fugly creatures" is a character's comment, he said, adding he uses dark humour, is often "awfully judgmental, acutely blunt, and exceptionally rude."

Relatives criticized Gabrielle's voluntary cover photo for showing too much flesh, "but I wasn't coerced," the 23-year-old said.

"We are Muslim, but we were raised in Canada," Paris said.

He said they now "don't leave the house after dark," notify police when they go out and installed video surveillance.

Det. Sgt. Anthony Odoardi said investigators "believe he was targeted" and are considering "a publication he has written" could be the motive for the attack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Odoardi at 905-878-5511, Ext. 2215, or, anonymously, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

ian.robertson@sunmedia.ca

http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/08/26/anti-muslim-author-threaten-beaten

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Diamond Rio-A Song Some Radio Stations Are Banning

Why is patriotism being smacked in the face?

Seriously Good News: Al-Qaeda's No. 2 Leader Killed in Pakistan. U.S. Official Says

The Jawa Report



more cowbell! Pictures, Images and Photos



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Haught damn I love me those drones!
Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, a Libyan, became #2 after bin Laden became fish food in May. There was a 1 million reward offered. Sadly, drone operators can't collect.
Another one bites the dust
(CBS/AP)
WASHINGTON — Al Qaeda's second-in-command, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, delivering another big blow to a terrorist group that the U.S. believes to be on the verge of defeat, a senior Obama administration official said Saturday.
The Libyan national who was the network's former operational leader rose to al Qaeda's No. 2 spot after the U.S. killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden during a raid on his Pakistan compound in May.
Al-Rahman was killed Aug. 22 in the lawless Pakistani tribal region of Waziristan, according to the official, who insisted on anonymity to discuss intelligence issues.
The official would not say how al-Rahman was killed. But his death came on the same day that a CIA drone strike was reported in Waziristan. Such strikes by unmanned aircraft are Washington's weapon of choice for killing terrorists in the mountainous, hard-to-reach area along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.
Al-Rahman, believed to be in his mid-30s, was a close confidant of bin Laden and once served as bin Laden's emissary to Iran.
A U.S. official told CBS News al-Rahman spoke on behalf of both Osama bin Laden and Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri, and was the one affiliates "knew and trusted."
Raise your hands mujahideen, who wants to become #2 now?


http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/209122.php

Losing Malmo and Brussels and Rome and Amsterdam


National Review online
Andrew C McCarthy
August 27, 2011

Do you remember the jihadist terror campaign that ravaged Malmo, Sweden’s third largest city? Do you recall the bombings, the suicide-hijackings, and the random assassinations that finally coerced the city to surrender to Islamization?

No? Funny, I don’t remember them either. Yet there is no question that Malmo has surrendered. Large enclaves of the city, like similar enclaves throughout Western Europe, have earned the dread label “no-go zone.” They are unsafe for non-Muslims, particularly women who do not conform to Islamist conventions of dress and social interaction. They are especially perilous for police, firefighters, and emergency-medical technicians.

Why would a community discourage the so-called first-responders? After all, the top priority of law-enforcement officers is to assist crime victims. In an Islamic enclave, a high percentage of these will be Muslims. And obviously, the fire department and the ambulances are dispatched to save lives — here, Muslim lives. Yet, the community is hostile. The police and other emergency personnel are viewed as agents of the non-Muslim state. Their presumptuousness in entering the Islamic enclave and acting under the color of Swedish law is taken as an affront to Islamic sovereignty.

An Islamic enclave in the West may as well be the West Bank, and the authorities the IDF. They are regarded no differently. That is why, as Soeren Kern of the Madrid-based Strategic Studies Group notes, “Fire and emergency workers . . . refuse to enter Malmo’s mostly Muslim Rosengaard district without police escorts.” And sensibly so: When firefighters attempted to extinguish a blaze at the city’s main mosque, local Muslims pelted them with stones.

There is a simple reason why this has happened to Malmo, and why it is happening in Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, etc. The European Union forced on its member states the same approach to their swelling Muslim populations that the Obama administration is now trying to strong-arm American cities and states into adopting. It is a suicide theory, holding that the only threat to our security is “violent extremism.”

Violent extremism, the theory goes, is wanton and irrational. Therefore, it is mere coincidence that today’s violent extremists are almost uniformly Muslims. Indeed, the big thinkers settled on the antiseptic term “violent extremism” specifically to avoid the word “terrorism,” which, owing to the inconvenience that Islamic scripture adjures Muslims to “strike terror into the hearts” of their perceived enemies, would give violent extremism an Islamic connotation that is to be studiously avoided, no matter how accurate it may be.

With violent extremism as their guide, policymakers instruct security agencies that there is no need to scrutinize any strain of Islamic ideology for the purpose of divining what Islamists want. In fact, the theory continues, because violence is wanton, while Islam is peaceful, violence must perforce be anti-Islamic, and thus Islamists must be just as offended by it as anyone else. Consequently, since by some strange quirk of fate the violent extremists seem to be coming out of the Islamic community, the best strategy is to befriend Islamist leaders and consult them about how we can conduct investigations without causing offense.

Naturally, police veterans fully appreciate that this is nonsense on stilts. They know that violence is often barbaric in the execution but almost never irrational in the application. Understanding motivation is the key to solving most crimes. But, hey, if the suits want it to be “violent extremism,” then violent extremism it is.

Cops, like most of us, want to get promoted up the ranks. Today, the people deciding who gets promoted up the ranks are progressives. You may remember their visionary criminal-justice theories from the 1960s and 1970s, as well as the explosion of crime that resulted from them. Back then, it was all about excusing the savagery and punishing the police for failing to understand the root causes. Today, it is about infantilizing the savages and warning the police not to look for the root causes.

If we cared to look for the root cause of what’s happening in Europe — happening primarily without “violent extremism” — the answer is very simple: Islamist leaders have adopted a strategy of voluntary apartheid in their quest to Islamize the West.

The strategy has been championed by the Muslim Brotherhood. Its chief jurisprudent, Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, urges Muslims to relocate to Europe, Australia, and North America. There, they should live among other Muslims, conduct their affairs in accordance with sharia (the law of Islam), and pressure Western governments to accept the primacy of sharia in Muslim enclaves — enclaves that will grow and spread and connect. By convincing “Western leaders and decision-makers of our right to live according to our faith — ideologically, legislatively, and ethically,” Qaradawi reasons that Muslims would “traverse an immense barrier in our quest for an Islamic state.”

Equally adamant is the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the bloc of governments from the world’s Islamic countries. The OIC purports to speak as a sovereign on behalf of the Muslim ummah. In 2010, it released its now annual report on — what else? — Islamophobia. The report conjures an imaginary tidal wave of anti-Muslim bias while overlooking both the predominance of Muslims in global “violent extremism” and the West’s pandemic of official solicitude toward Islamic leaders. “Muslims should not be marginalized or attempted to be assimilated, but should be accommodated,” the report proclaimed. “Accommodation is the best strategy for integration.”

The best strategy for whom? Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, goes even farther, inveighing that “assimilation is a crime against humanity.” With progressives in charge and see-no-Islam in vogue, Erdogan remains the West’s favorite “moderate” Islamist, despite the fact that he rejects the term “moderate Islam” as an insult. “Islam is Islam,” he snaps, “and that’s it.” Meanwhile, he warns Germany’s leaders not to pressure their large immigrant population of Turkish Muslims to become German. The message to Muslims is clear: Integrate? Yes. Assimilate? Never.

That is the plan, and it’s making extraordinary progress with a minimum of violent extremism. As Soeren Kern elaborates, in England Islamist organizations are now pressing to turn twelve British cities into Islamic emirates: autonomous Muslim enclaves governed by sharia law, independent of the national justice system. They call one proposed emirate “Londonistan” — surely not to honor Melanie Phillips, who wrote a book by that title, but confirming nevertheless the phenomenon she so brilliantly diagnosed. In these cities, non-Muslims are serially harassed, women are threatened (and worse) for failing to don the veil, and visiting officials such as former home secretary Jon Reid are heckled, “How dare you come to a Muslim area?”

In France, the government now posts on its official website the list of 751 Zones urbaines sensibles, the Muslim enclaves considered no-go zones. Non-Muslims are on notice: Enter at your own considerable risk. The police no longer go in. The nation no longer exercises sovereignty. The same pattern is seen in Brussels, Rome, Amsterdam, and the Ruhr: As the number of Muslims increases, so does the number of enclaves. The police will not enter without police escorts, which often means the police will not enter, period. As one police chief told the German press, the governments may deny it, but everyone knows these no-go zones exist, and “even worse, in these areas crimes no longer result in charges.” The Muslims are “left to themselves. Only in the worst cases do we in the police learn anything about it. The power of the state is completely out of the picture.”

These are the wages of a myopic concentration on the physicality of violence coupled with an irrational denial that the violence — jihadism — is only is part of an ambitious plan to govern in accordance with sharia. Violent jihad is not wanton. It is part of a strategy to implement sharia as the foundation of a fundamentalist Muslim society. That is why sharia is worth studying. The idea is not to kill non-Muslims; it is to overcome resistance. Sometimes that is done by “violent extremism,” but it is just as effectively done by demoralizing the police. It is even more effectively done by infiltrating the councils of government policy.

The Obama administration has arrived at a counterterrorism policy it publicly calls “Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States.” It has its roots in the Homeland Security Department’s “Countering Violent Extremism” working group.

In 2010, the working group issued its recommendations. The group “felt” it was essential to “delink” law enforcement’s “crime reduction efforts” from studies on “radicalization” in the Islamic community. Law enforcement needs to be more “sensitive,” the working group suggested, to damaging community “perceptions” that can arise from “enforcement actions and intelligence gathering.” Nothing is more important, the group argued, than developing strong relationships between police and communities, and those relationships can be wounded if people “perceive that they are viewed as incubators of violent extremism.” Instead, police should take their lead from “members of the community” who “should be invited to provide training to government personnel.”

And who was in that working group, offering advice that is now federal policy? Among others, it included top officials of such Islamist groups as the Islamic Association of North America (an organization shown to be complicit in the Muslim Brotherhood–led conspiracy to finance Hamas, proved by the Justice Department in a 2008 prosecution), Muslim academics, the president of the Muslim Bar Association of New York, and the president of the ultra-leftist Southern Poverty Law Center.

They tried the same thing in Europe: Emphasize “violent extremism,” bleach out Islam, build strong relationships with influential Muslim leaders, and — just to prove you’re not one of those “just the facts ma’am” Cro-Magnons — let the Muslim leaders be your eyes and ears in their communities. Trust them to tell you what they think you need to know about Islamic culture. That frees you up to devote your energy to stamping out the scourge of Islamophobia.

Look how well it’s worked out.

— Andrew C. McCarthy, a senior fellow at the National Review Institute, is the author, most recently, of The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America.

British woman decapitated by man in busy Tenerife supermarket



Bet the murderer was a Muslim.

The Jewish Tea Party in Staten Island

Friday, August 26, 2011

STFU and pay, Warren


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August 26, 2011 | Filed under Asshats,Economics,Truth | Posted by Michael Laprarie

Warren Buffett, who says he’d be glad to pay more in personal income taxes, apparently doesn’t feel the same way about his business, investment giant Berkshire Hathaway:


If [Buffett] were truly sincere, perhaps he might simply try paying the taxes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) says his company owes? According to Berkshire Hathaway’s own annual report — see Note 15 on pp. 54-56 — the company has been in a years-long dispute over its federal tax bills.

According to the report, “We anticipate that we will resolve all adjustments proposed by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (‘IRS’) for the 2002 through 2004 tax years at the IRS Appeals Division within the next 12 months. The IRS has completed its examination of our consolidated U.S. federal income tax returns for the 2005 and 2006 tax years and the proposed adjustments are currently being reviewed by the IRS Appeals Division process. The IRS is currently auditing our consolidated U.S. federal income tax returns for the 2007 through 2009 tax years.”

Americans for Limited Government researcher Richard McCarty, who was alerted to the controversy by a federal government lawyer, said, “The company has been short-changing the tax collection agency for much of the past decade. Mr. Buffett’s company has not fully settled its tax bills from 2002-2009. Yet he says he’d happily pay more. Except the IRS has apparently been asking him to pay more going on nine years.”

Apparently, not paying taxes in full is an annual occurrence under Buffett’s watch. Considering the size of the company, the amount of unsettled taxes could total in the tens of millions.

Here’s something else to consider about Buffett. Anyone who knows about Buffett’s business strategy knows that he is a long-term “buy and hold” investor. Each year, Berkshire Hathaway looks at dozens of successful companies in search of potential acquisitions. Buffett and his hand-picked team of business analysts then narrows the list down to a handful of select companies, and if a deal is reached those companies become part of the Berkshire Hathaway business group. Buffett became a legend because his acquisitions almost never fail to make money, and it is practically unheard-of for Buffett to divest himself of assets. So in addition to the fact that Buffett pays little or no personal income tax on Berkshire Hathaway’s earnings because Berkshire Hathaway pays no dividends to its share holders, Warren Buffett’s personal annual capital gains liability is also minimal because he never sells. When Buffett suggests that capital gains should be treated as ordinary income, his opinion really doesn’t matter because he would essentially have zero additional tax liability if such a change was ever made to the tax code.

And that’s pretty much the general rule – whenever millionaires and billionaires propose tax “reforms” you can be damn well sure they have taken measures to insulate themselves from most of the additional liability that might occur as a result of those reforms. And you can also be damn well sure that ordinary wage earners, working professionals, or small business owners still won’t have any kind of access to the loopholes used by the very rich.

The truth about Warren Buffett is that he is a brilliant businessman who built a multi-billion dollar investment firm around a business model that allowed him to accumulate a tremendous amount of personal wealth, with only a stunningly small exposure to income tax liability. That doesn’t make him a bad person, it just makes him a hypocrite for suggesting that he and his fellow billionaires are undertaxed.

(h/t TaxProf)

And while you’re at it, check out STFUandPay.com, which has a link to the US TreasuryDirect gift contributions page, where you or anyone else can send a check that will be applied directly to offset the National Debt. The Treasury has only raised a paltry $2 million so far this year. C’mon Warren, you earned over a hundred times that much in just one day, after your purchase of Bank of America stock hit the news wires.

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Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff - A Changing Europe

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Islam Is Not Part of Our Civilization

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Right Side News 26 August 2011
By Bill Warner

Obama said at the latest White House Iftar dinner:

Like so many faiths, Islam has always been part of our American family, and Muslim Americans have long contributed to the strength and character of our country, in all walks of life.

These words have no basis in fact. Islam is not part of our civilization because its foundational principles are opposite to ours. Our civilization is built on the foundation of critical thought (how we think) and the Golden Rule (ethics). Islam is built on submission (authoritative thought) and ethical dualism.

Let’s compare the principles, of these different thought systems, starting with authoritative thought and critical thought. Critical thought (also: analytic thought, scientific thought) is the necessary reasoning or intellectual basis for our culture of democracy. Critical thought is objective--no matter who does the work, they get the same results. It is fact-based, uses cause and effect, and is intellectual, not emotional. Critical thought’s tie into morals is that you don’t lie or cheat about data.

Let’s look at some authoritative reasoning. Authoritative reasoning is based on expert opinion and asserts it truth by power. It is so, because the Establishment says it is so.

The Meccan Koran, the early Koran, has one new idea—Mohammed is the prophet of Allah. (The ideas found in the Koran are derivative.) The proof of Mohammed’s prophecy is repetition of "Mohammed is the prophet” and what happens if you don’t accept that. The reasoning is circular—Mohammed is the prophet of Allah, because Allah says so. (Actually, the archangel of Allah says so.) How do we know what Allah says? Mohammed tells us what Allah says.

The Koran of Medina (the later Koran) contains one new idea—if you don’t believe that Mohammed is the prophet of Allah, then you can be murdered in jihad. If you are not persuaded, then you can be eliminated. Now that is authoritative reasoning.

More on authoritative reasoning can be found in the Sharia. The Sharia says that apostasy (leaving Islam) is a capital offense. And what entails apostasy?

• To be sarcastic about Allah or any verse in the Koran
• To deny the consensus of the Islamic scholars
• To deny that Islam is to be the world’s only religion
• To be sarcastic about Sharia

And people say that Islam just needs to be reformed. Good luck on dealing the authoritative rules of thought and reform. It is not that you are wrong, you are dead wrong. Want more examples of authoritative thought? Try Salman Rushdie, the author of the Satanic Verses, a novel. Islam’s reaction to the novel was a death fatwa. When the Mohammed cartoons were published, people died in riots.

So far in America what happens if you differ with Establishment thought about Islam, you are called names, such as bigot or hater, and insulted as a punishment. However, the Establishment keeps flirting with the expanded versions of hate speech being criminalized. Hate speech is speech that the Establishment doesn’t like.

Critical thought does not deal with punishment, just cause and effect along with Aristotelian logic. If you lose an argument under the rules of critical thought, you have had a learning experience, not a life threatening experience. Nor do insults and threats play a part in critical thought.

Now to ethics, the Golden Rule is that we should treat ALL others as we would be treated. This is a unitary ethic, one rule for all peoples. Islam does not see it that way. Islam has one set of ethics for the Muslim and another set for the Kafir. The Hadith and the Koran are very clear that a Muslim is a brother to all other Muslims. A Muslim is a brother to any Muslim before he is the brother to any member of his Kafir blood family.

Look at Mohammed’s ethics. Mohammed is the divine human prototype, the perfect man, as it says in 91 Koranic verses. How did Mohammed treat his neighbor? In Medina he gave neighboring tribes the chance to become to submit to Islam. If they did not, he attacked them. Submit or die--no Golden Rule.

Mohammed repeatedly said that Muslims should lie to Kafirs if it would advance Islam—pure ethical dualism. Here we have the hadith:

Bukhari 5,59,369 Mohammed asked, "Who will kill Ka’b, the enemy of Allah and Mohammed?”
Bin Maslama rose and responded, "O Mohammed! Would it please you if I killed him?”
Mohammed answered, "Yes.”
Bin Maslama then said, "Give me permission to deceive him with lies so that my plot will succeed.”
Mohammed replied, "You may speak falsely to him.”…

Our Constitution’s Bill of Rights is an expansion on the Golden Rule. We eliminated slavery based on the Golden Rule. Do we live up to the Golden Rule on every occasion? No, but that does not diminish its guidance, because we can use the Golden Rule to criticize those that fail to meet it.

To sum it all up: our civilization is based on the principles of the Golden Rule and critical thought. Islam is based on dualistic ethics and authoritative thought. There is no compromise between the opposites of the Golden Rule and dualistic ethics. There is no half-way between authoritative thought and critical thought. Islam’s principle of submission means that only active resistance can let us survive.

We have a 1400 year history of the interaction between Islam and Kafir nations. The data matches the theory. Centuries after Islam enters the culture the host culture is annihilated--see Turkey. There is no compatibility between Islam and us. Islam is not now, nor can it ever be, a part of our civilization. It is the final goal of Islam to annihilate all Kafir civilizations. Its first stage of--we are just like you, only different—should be seen for what it is. No amount of preaching by apologists can change Islam’s political doctrine and history.




Posted August 26th, 2011 by pk

1 Mil Safety Violations Won’t Keep Mexican Trucks Out Of U.S.

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Last Updated: Fri, 08/26/2011 - 11:06am
Weeks before the Obama Administration starts letting Mexican cargo trucks travel deep into the U.S., the Texas Department of Public Safety reveals that, in the last few years, trucks coming from Mexico had more than 1 million safety violations.

This is hardly earth-shattering news since Mexican trucks have long failed to meet U.S. safety standards. That’s why they aren’t allowed to travel freely throughout the country, but rather in restricted zones within 25 miles of the southern border. Even within their limited boundary, they have created a huge risk to Americans’ safety, according to the Transportation Department Inspector General.

Regardless, the Obama Administration carved out a deal to allow Mexican trucks to travel freely on U.S. highways as part of a 17-year-old international trade pact known as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In a few weeks Mexican trucks will be allowed to travel into the interior of the United States, even though it could endanger American lives.

In Texas alone, 1.2 million Mexican trucks had safety violations between 2007 and 2011, according to an El Paso newspaper report that quotes official statistics from state public safety officials. Among the safety violations in trucks coming from Mexico were bad brakes, flat tires, axle problems and defective lights. During that period inspectors placed more than 30,000 trucks and 625 drivers out of service.

Federal transportation officials claim that, under the new cross-border trucking program, all Mexican vehicles will be thoroughly inspected and all must comply with rigid U.S. safety standards. The Mexican trucks, notorious for their dismal, third-world country safety standards, must also be equipped with electronic monitoring systems to keep track of drivers’ service hours.

Don’t be surprised if U.S. taxpayers get stuck with the tab. After all, earlier this year the Obama Administration paid to upgrade outdated Mexican trucks that hemorrhage illegal amounts of exhaust when they deliver merchandise near the border. Generous Uncle Sam stepped in for the sake of improving air quality on both sides of the border by replacing old mufflers on dozens of Mexican trucks at a cost of $1,600 each. U.S. truck drivers are required to have the type of converters that Mexicans are getting from the government but they must pay for theirs.

A message to the Egyptian people from an average Israeli

Note: Be sure to read subtitles to get the full meaning of this video

Norway: Christian convert tortured with boiling water: "Return to Islam or we kill you"


Vlade Tepes
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After having watched "Achmed, the dead suicide bomber" quite a few times, it is often difficult for me not to smile when a Muslim says "I kill you!" But this is quite serious:

Tortured in asylum center
At Hå asylmum centre, "Ali" had boiling water poured over him after converting to Christianity and not fasting during Ramadan. Now he and other converts fear for their lives.

"If you do not return to Islam, we kill you," was the message "Ali" got from other Muslims at the Hå asylum centre. He does not wish to have his face or real name published, out of fear of the Muslims at the centre. If Afghan authorities come to know about his conversion, he risks the death penalty by stoning if he is sent back to his home country.



Leon Trotsky - The Man Behind the First Holodomor

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Indonesian Sharia police separate Aceh lesbian couple, Police chief says under Islamic law they should be beheaded


File image of Sharia police in Aceh in December 2009 Aceh is the only province in Indonesia to apply Sharia law


Islamic police in the Indonesian province of Aceh have forced two women to have their marriage annulled and sign an agreement to separate.

The women had been legally married for a few months after one of them passed as a man in front of an Islamic cleric who presided over their wedding.

But suspicious neighbours confronted the couple and reported them to police.

The two women are now back with their families, forcibly separated and under surveillance by the Islamic police.

The local Sharia police chief told them Islam said they must be beheaded and burned for what they had done.

But Aceh, the only province in Indonesia that is allowed to implement Sharia law, has yet to adopt any provisions dealing with gay and lesbian people.

The provincial parliament passed Islamic laws authorising the stoning to death of adulterers and the caning of homosexuals in 2009, but the governor has refused to sign it.

Homosexuality is frowned upon but legal in Indonesia.

Activists have blamed Aceh's Sharia laws for encouraging vigilantism and intolerance, and say they violate the Indonesian constitution.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Since 1948, almost 10 million Muslims have died at the hands of fellow Muslims

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Jihad Watch 25 August 2011

Where is the outrage over that? Double standards abound. As the Israeli envoy Dan Gillerman said in 2008: "When Christians kill Muslims, it's the Crusades. When Jews kill Muslims it's murder, and when Muslims kill Muslims, it's like talking about the weather. Nobody really cares about it."
And as the late Samuel P. Huntington observed: "Wherever one looks along the perimeter of Islam, Muslims have problems living peaceably with their neighbors. The question naturally rises as to whether this pattern of the late 20th century conflict between Muslim and non-Muslim groups is equally true of relations between groups from other civilizations. In fact, it is not. Muslims make up 1/5 of the world's population but in the 1990s they have been far more involved in intergroup violence than the people of any other civilization....Islam's borders are bloody, and so are its innards."
Note also the Ahmadinejadesque (to coin a new term) rhetoric from Turkey's Erdogan. "Why Golda Meir was right," by Burak Bekdil for the Hurriyet Daily News, August 23 (thanks to Joshua):
It has been more than two and a half years since Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told to Israeli President Shimon Peres’s face, "You (Jews) know well how to kill.” Prime Minister Erdogan has also declared more than a few times that the main obstacle to peace in this part of the world is Israel, once calling the Jewish state "a festering boil in the Middle East that spreads hate and enmity.” In this holy month of Ramadan full of blood on Muslim territories, let’s try to identify who are the ones who know well how to kill.
As the Syrian death count clicks every day to come close to 2,000, the Turkish-Kurdish death count does not stop, already over 40,000 since 1984, both adding to the big pool of blood called the Middle East. Only during this Ramadan, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK’s, death toll has reached 50 in this Muslim Kurds vs. Muslim Turks war. This excludes the PKK casualties in Turkey and in northern Iraq due to Turkish military retaliation since they are seldom accurately reported.
Let’s speak of facts.
Sudan is not in the conventional Middle East, so let’s ignore the genocide there. Let’s ignore, also, the West Pakistani massacres in East Pakistan (Bangladesh) totaling 1.25 million in 1971. Or 200,000 deaths in Algeria in war between Islamists and the government in 1991-2006.
But a simple, strictly Middle East research will give you one million deaths in the all-Muslim Iran-Iraq war; 300,000 Muslim minorities killed by Saddam Hussein; 80,000 Iranians killed during the Islamic revolution; 25,000 deaths in 1970-71, the days of Black September, by the Jordanian government in its fight against the Palestinians; and 20,000 Islamists killed in 1982 by the elder al-Assad in Hama. The World Health Organization’s estimate of Osama bin Laden’s carnage in Iraq was already 150,000 a few years earlier.
In a 2007 research, Gunnar Heinsohn from the University of Bremen and Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum, found out that some 11 million Muslims have been violently killed since 1948, of which 35,000, (0.3 percent) died during the six years of Arab war against Israel, or one out of every 315 fatalities. In contrast, over 90 percent who perished were killed by fellow Muslims.
It bears repeating that the Arab nations went to war with Israel with the expectation of annihilating the Jewish state once and for all. But the Arab states kept losing the wars.
According to Mssrs. Heinsohn and Pipes, the grisly inventory finds the total number of deaths in conflicts all over the world since 1950 numbering around 85 million. Of that, the Muslim Arab deaths in the Arab-Israeli conflict were at 46,000 including 11,000 during Israel’s war of independence. That makes 0.05 percent of all deaths in all conflicts, or 0.4 percent of all Arab deaths in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
In another calculation ignoring "small” massacres like the one that goes on in Syria and other deaths during the Arab Spring, only Saddam’s Iraq, Jordan, the elder al-Assad’s Syria, Iran-Iraq war, the bin Laden campaign in Iraq, the Iranian Islamic revolution and the Turkish-Kurdish conflict caused 1.65 million Muslim deaths by Muslims compared to less than 50,000 deaths in the Arab-Israeli conflict since 1950, including fatalities during and after Operation Cast Lead which came after the Heinsohn-Pipes study. For those who don’t have a calculator ready at their desks, allow me to tell: 50,000 is three percent of 1.65 million.
Golda Meir, the fourth prime minister of Israel, or rather the "Mother of Israel,” had a perfectly realistic point when she said that peace in the Middle East would only be possible "when Arabs love their children more than they hate us.”