"ALL CAPS IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VICE."
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Deliver me, O Lord, from eternal death on that awful day when the heavens and earth shall be shaken and you shall come to judge the world by fire
English Translation:Libera me, Domine,
de morte aeterna
in die illa tremenda
quando coeli movendi sunt et terra,
dum veneris judicare saeculum per ignem.
Tremens factus sum ego et timeo,
dum discussion venerit atque venture ira:
quando coeli movendi sunt et terra.
from eternal death
on that awful day
when the heavens and earth shall be shaken
and you shall come to judge the world by fire.
I am seized with fear and trembling
until the trial is at hand and the wrath to come:
when the heavens and earth shall be shaken.
MAINE ISN;T ALONE: MORE THAN 1000 OTHER COMPANIES AND UNIONS HAVE GOTTEN WAIVERS TOO.
WELL, IF OBAMACARE CUTS COSTS AND EXPANDS CARE, THEN WHY ALL THE WAIVERS!?
COULD IT BE BECAUSE IT REALLY SUCKS BIG-TIME?
AMSTERDAM: The UN-backed Lebanon tribunal’s prosecutor on Friday expanded the scope of his indictment over the 2005 killing of statesman Rafik Al-Hariri, delaying the review process by months.
The Lebanon tribunal, the world’s first international court with jurisdiction over the crime of terrorism, was set up to try those accused over the 2005 bombing that killed Lebanese ex-prime minister Hariri and 22 others.
The prosecutor’s original indictment filed in January, the contents of which are still secret, set off a political crisis in Lebanon, where the militant Shiite group Hezbollah and its allies toppled the government of Hariri’s son, Saad Al-Hariri.
Lebanese officials and Western diplomats expect the court to accuse Hezbollah members of involvement in the assassination, a prospect Lebanese politicians fear could fuel further tensions.
Prosecutor Daniel Bellemare said in a statement he had expanded the scope of his original indictment after collecting and analizing further evidence. All documents would remain confidential, he said.
The prosecutors’ office declined to comment when asked if the expanded indictment meant more people were accused or more criminal acts were detailed, or both.
“The initial indictment was accompanied by thousands of pages of supporting material and as the prosecutor made clear in his statement today this ‘amendment expands on the scope of the indictment filed on 17 January 2011,’” a spokesman for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon said in separate statement.
“We are now talking about months rather than weeks for the indictment review process to be completed.”
THE UN IS A CESSPOOL OF COMMIES, COWARDS, ISLAMISTS AND WHORES.
IT'S BEEN 6 YEARS ALREADY! WHY ARE THEY REALLY WAITING?
JUSTICE IS AS EASY HERE AS IN LIBYA: LAUNCH A CRUISE MISSILE ATTACK AGAINST NASRALLAH (AND GADDAFY IN LIBYA).
THE ROOT PROBLEM IS WE ARE NOT AS WILLING TO DO WHATEVER WE NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO WIN AS OUR ENEMIES ARE.
The Army has begun administrative punishments against nine officers for what it calls "administrative and leadership failures relating to the career of Maj. Nidal Hasan," the alleged shooter in the Fort Hood, Texas, shootings that killed 13.The officials who allowed this must definitely be held accountable for allowing political correctness to trump responsibility in some of the worst ways possible. And laws must be passed in the military that will ensure severe penalties against officials who fail to report dangerous behavior regardless of whether the characters are Muslims or not. As for Hasan himself, as far as I know, the US military will be recommending the death sentence for him for the murders he committed. Let's hope he receives that very punishment for slaughtering innocent army members.
Army Secretary John McHugh has initiated "adverse administrative action" against the officers, according to an Army statement released Thursday on the results of an accountability review to determine if Hasan's superior officers were negligent.
"Although no single event directly led to the tragedy at Fort Hood, certain officers clearly failed to meet the high standards expected of their profession," the Army statement said. [...]
As part of its broader investigation into the circumstances that led to the November 2009 Fort Hood shooting, the Army conducted an accountability review of the actions of the officers that supervised Hasan. Unlike the broader investigation's conclusions, which were made public this year, the results of the accountability review have not been made public -- until now.
A report by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee released last month concluded that there were warning signs about Hasan's radicalization and antagonism to the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that raised concerns among his colleagues.
Entitled, "Ticking Time Bomb: Fort Hood Massacre Could Have Been Prevented," the report cited examples of Hasan's behavior that should have been picked up by his supervisors.
Instead, the report found that Hasan continued to receive positive evaluation reports from his supervisors that led to his continued promotion and eventual assignment to Fort Hood, where he was slated to deploy to Afghanistan.
Update: here's some more news from the AP Wire (via Jihad Watch).
The prime minister has condemned the attack:
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday blamed Palestinian incitement for Friday's terror attack in Itamar in which 5 Israelis from the same family were stabbed to death.And indeed that's what caused this.
The US has called on Fatah to condemn this savagery. Not enough. Fatah must not even be recognized as legitimate.
Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that delays in offshore oil and gas drilling permits are “ridiculous” at a time when the economy is still rebuilding...Are Bill Clinton's words indicative of a coming rift in the Democratic Party as the prices of petroleum and petroleum products and the cost of goods in general soar to the moon?
In any case, Clinton's words reflect what every sensible American knows: Obama isn't looking out for American interests. On Friday, March 11, 2011, Obama absurdly blamed the oil companies here in the United States for not drilling.
Friday, March 11, 2011
OBAMA'S PORKULUS SAVED-OR-CREATED JOBS AT ABOUT $400,000/JOB; GOVERNOR WALKER SAVED 1500 JOBS AT NO COST TO TAXPAYERS
GOVERNOR WALKER OF WISCONSIN SAVED $5100 JOBS AT NO COST.
WHICH WAY IS BETTER?
The latest in the wave of Ku Klux Klan terrorist arrestsFACT:
Daniel S. writes:
Did you not hear of the white supremacist arrested today for trying to export nuclear technology to anti-American entities? Oh wait, that was a Pakistani Muslim charged today in Maryland for attempting to smuggle nuclear technology back to his native country. He must have been radicalized by Rep. Peter King and his hearings in "homegrown" Islamic radicalism.LA replies:
Ahh, but you're forgetting Rep. Al Green's point to the Washington Times reporter yesterday. The KKK doesn't have to be committing terrorist crimes in our time in order to warrant being investigated along with Muslim extremists. According to Green, KKK crimes committed in the distant past should have been the subject matter of the King hearings.Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 11, 2011 02:59 PM
THE KKK LYNCHED FEWER BLACKS IN THE 100 YEARS BETWEEN 1865 AND 1965 THAN RADICAL MUSLIMS KILLED PEOPLE ON 9/11.
MORE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THE NAME OF ISLAM THAN ANYTHING ELSE IN ALL HUMAN HISTORY -
EVEN MORE THAN SOCIALISM AND IN ALL THE RELIGIOUS WARS WITHIN EUROPE, AND MORE THAN BY ALL THE COLONIAL WARS WAGED BY THE WEST.
ISLAM IS THE MOST GENOCIDAL IDEOLOGY IN ALL HUMAN HISTORY -
MOHAMMEDANISM IS WORSE THAN NAZISM, STALINISM, MAOISM, POLPOTISM AND THE REST ... COMBINED.
WE NEED TO LIBERATE MUSLIMS FROM THIS HIDEOUS IDEOLOGY, THIS IDEOLOGY THAT EVEN THE HOUSE OF SAUD ARGUES IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH MODERNITY AND DEMOCRACY.
- THE HUMAN TOLL OF THE JAPANESE EARTHQUAKE MIGHT BE AS MANY AS 88,000 - A HORRIFIC AND HEARTBREAKING NUMBER OF SOULS.
- A COMPARISON TO THE DEVASTATION IN HAITI FROM A SMALLER EVENT PROVES THAT IF JAPAN WAS NOT A FREE-MARKET CAPITALIST ECONOMY, THEN IT WOULD HAVE BEEN WORSE.
WHAT DOES IT SAY ABOUT NATURE AND THE EXISTENCE OF G-D?
WELL... THE FORCES THAT MAKE THE EARTH SO BOUNTIFUL AND SO FULL OF VARIOUS AND AMAZING LANDSCAPES AND ENVIRONS AND NICHES ALSO MAKE IT DANGEROUS AT TIMES.
IT CANNOT BE ANY OTHER WAY.
AND G-D?? WHAT G-D CAN STAND BY AS CATACLYSMS LIKE THIS HAPPEN?
G-D'S EMBRACE OF THE FALLEN AND THE INJURED AND THOSE IN SHOCK AND GRIEF IS ULTIMATELY THE ONLY SOLACE THERE EVER IS.
LIFE MUST ALWAYS CONTAIN PAIN AND GRIEF AND LOSS AND DEATH. SOMETIMES ON A SMALL SCALE ONLY SUFFERED BY A UNIQUE SOUL, AND SOMETIMES ON A LARGE SCALE SUFFERED BY NATIONS - AND ALL HUMANITY.
DEALING WITH THIS, SURMOUNTING IT AND LEARNING FROM IS WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT. WHAT LIFE IS FOR.
I PRAY FOR THE RELIEF OF ALL THOSE SUFFERING.
However, that still doesn't excuse King's refusal to invite people like Steve Emerson, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Robert Spencer as witnesses, and I'm not sure the inclusion of Dr. Zuhdi Jasser will suffice either. Did I mention how some Democrats couldn't handle this?
As seen in the past few days, King has had to beef up security, as no matter how he handles this, the Islamofascists don't want him to discuss the issue at all. But while it's good that it took place in the end, it's still unclear if this hearing will have sufficient impact.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I did experience a new emotion while reading this installment of the sales analysis though, beyond the usual shades of the gray and blue rainbow of sadness I generally get from the chart—shock.There are indeed, but he hasn't mentioned any of them, so I'll have to take that task myself. It's not merely the price that's the problem. With all due respect to Mr. Mozzoco, does he know anything at all about the verses in the Koran? Always something important to cite in cases like these, IMO, and that includes Sura 2:223, for example:
Specifically, I’m shocked at how poorly JLA/The 99 seems to be selling in the direct market.
Many of you don’t sift through Google News alerts about comics on a daily basis as part of a “job” like I do, and thus you may not have read the same 10,000 or so mainstream news articles I did about The 99.
If not, they’re a superhero team created by Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, founder of Teshkeel Media Group. The characters come from all over the world, although they are based in Islamic culture and religion, and gain powers through magical Noor stones. Their name comes from the 99 attributes of Allah.
They received about as much press coverage as any comic book characters could hope to. In the six-issue miniseries JLA/The 99, the new heroes team up with The Justice League of America, the DC super-team (usually) composed of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the most popular and well-known superheroes who aren’t owned by Marvel. [...]
It started off selling pretty poorly, and, in just four issues, is selling half as many copies.
Why I find that so surprising is that while I haven’t been reading the book either (I wanted to, but DC priced it at the ridiculous 22/$3.99 price point), I have been flipping through the issues when I see them in the shop, and the JLA line-up they’re using consists of Superman, Batman Bruce Wayne, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern John Stewart, The Flash, Hawkman, The Atom and Firestorm. And those are just the one’s I’ve noticed.
That’s not quite the most popular, Big Seven version, but it is the Big Five, with some other perennially popular Leaugers in for Aquaman and Martian Manhunter.
It’s worth noting that Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, (a) Flash and (a) Green Lantern haven’t been in the official Justice League in approximately forever now, so JLA/The 99 has been offering the “real” (and/or popular) version of the Justice League for a few months now, while the official Justice League of America title has, in that same time, featured a team consisting of Batman Dick Grayson, Supergirl, Jade, Jesse Quick, Donna Troy, Congorilla and Starman Mikaal Tomas (If you don't read DC super-comics on a regular basis, I imagine at least half of those names are completely unknown to you).
In that time, however, the Justice League of America comic with the oddball cast was selling between 59,686 to 47,093; much, much, much, much better than JLA/The 99.
I find that curious.
There are a lot of plausible explanations for why that might be, of course.
"Your women are your fields, so go into your fields whichever way you like"And there's even Sura 8:12 (via Faith Freedom):
"I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them"And, lest we forget, there's also Mohammed's marriage to the 9-year-old Ayesha to consider.
And even if JLA/99 doesn't actually feature any of those verses, that does not make this acceptable. A religion that promotes violence and even forcing an underaged girl to marry an adult man is not something you just simply whitewash. Why then should it be "shocking" that this propaganda failed?
Mozzoco also says:
Finally, I suppose there’s the possibility that DC didn’t promote it as well as they could have. I know no one sent me any review copies, and, now that I stop and think about it, I don’t remember seeing any reviews of any issue of it anywhere, although I’m sure Newsarama and Comic Book Resources at least must have reviewed at least the first issue.Not mine. I've provided just a few clues why this book would be undeserving of an audience regardless of sales. And I think a reasonable argument can be made that, in the end, DC Comics, bad as their writing's become today, and even the comics store managers and customers alike, realized that, with the USA's growing understanding of why the Religion of Peace is a bad influence, there was little chance it would find an audience, and that's why they abandoned all attempts to promote this insult to the intellect. As for al-Mutawa, he can dream all he likes, but he will not be able to fool everyone into thinking that the religion, in and of itself, is "peaceful". Certainly not when even now, there's plenty proving otherwise.
[...]in the meantime, my mind is thoroughly boggled by the fact that it’s been selling sooooo much worse than Justice League of America.
(If it matters, there was at least one other source I recall that did look at the first issue of the mini, IGN's Comics section, and they said it was a dreadful, slapped together mishmash, just a clue to how it was only done for the sake of it.)
Also, if the Religion of Peace considers Jews "sons of apes and pigs", then as indicated in this post, that's why the whole "project" is an obscenity to Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster as well. I may not be Siegel or Shuster, but if I were, I would be utterly outraged and disgusted that my classic creation of Superman, among others, were being exploited in some kind of propaganda/whitewash tool for promoting a religion that considers me inferior because I'm one of the "chosen". Indeed, JLA/99 is an obscenity to many DC contributors of yore, even those who aren't Jewish.
While it's good to see that the book was a disastrous seller, something most truly deserved for the disgraceful staffers at DC who put this together, it's sad if anyone promoted this to begin with. Sean Kleefeld, the author of Comic Book Fanthropology, for example, was one of those who basically promoted the miniseries, not to mention the regular 99 comics themselves over here, here and here. I think it's also worth adding that he fawned over a misogynist screed DC published as well called Identity Crisis, which, besides featuring an almost exclusively male-dominated viewpoint and trivializing a serious subject like rape, also contained allusions to 9-11 trutherism and blame-the-victim tactics. If I were a member of 9-11 Families for a Safe & Strong America, I'd be very sick if I saw how people who say they're fans of a now maligned art form were embracing this kind of junk.
Whether or not the comics industry should confront Islamic terrorism head on, they most definitely shouldn't be apologizing for it. And that's why they're failing: because they're doing the exact opposite of what they stood for during WW2.
North Korea Nears Completion of Electromagnetic Pulse BombUNRELATED MY ASS! DISASTER IMPENDS!
This case has tentacles from Dubai to Denmark.
Interpol estimates that $6 to $7 BILLION have been swindled in European CO2 quota trading!!!
Meanwhile it's the 10th of March and I'm freezing!!!
RELIAPUNDIT ADDS: IT'S NOT AGW; IT'S AGS: ANTHROPOGENIC GLOBAL SCAMMING!
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
TAB 4 DAYS AGO.
REGULAR READERS KNOW WE REGUALRLY SCOOP THE BIGGIES ALL THE TIME. SPREAD THE WORD.
From the Jerusalem Post:
2001 AUMF: UNDER THE 2001 AUMF, THE USA GOVT/MILITARY IS AUTHORIZED TO ATTACK THOSE WHO DID 9/11 AND THOSE WHO AID THEM.
NATO forces intercepted the most powerful Iranian-made rockets ever smuggled to the Taliban in Afganistian, The Associated Press sited an international intelligence official as saying Wednesday. The rockets were to be used for the Taliban's spring campaign.
NATO troops captured a three-truck convoy carrying 50 122 millimeter rockets in Southern Nirmuz, near the Iranian and Pakistani borders, the official said.
Authorization for Use of Military Force
September 18, 2001
Public Law 107-40 [S. J. RES. 23]
To authorize the use of against those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States.
Whereas, on September 11, 2001, acts of treacherous violence were committed against the United States and its citizens; and
Whereas, such acts render it both necessary and appropriate that the United States exercise its rights to self-defense and to protect United States citizens both at home and abroad; and
Whereas, in light of the threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by these grave ; and
Whereas, such acts continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States; and
Whereas, the President has authority under the Constitution to take action to deter and prevent acts of international terrorism against the United States: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This joint resolution may be cited as the `Authorization for Use of Military Force'.
SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.
(a) IN GENERAL- That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.
(1) SPECIFIC statutory authorization within the meaning of section 5(b) of the War Powers Resolution.- Consistent with section 8(a)(1) of the War Powers Resolution, the Congress declares that this section is intended to constitute specific
(2) APPLICABILITY OF OTHER REQUIREMENTS- Nothing in this resolution supercedes any requirement of the War Powers Resolution.
Approved September 18, 2001.
Women harassed, attacked in Tahrir Square during International Women’s Day protests: THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS SCOOPS INSTAPUNDIT BY A DAY
REGULAR READERS KNOW WE SCOOP THE BIGGIES ALL THE TIME. SPREAD THE WORD.
UPDATE: Scooped the great Hoft, too!
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
But, they will pick on Christians.
Cuz, some Christians might be "bitches",
some might be cruel gossips,
some might be virulently homophobic,
some might even hate President Obama,
but none has ever attempted to blow up a media outlet, the way the Times Square Bomber attacked Comedy Central for South Park's depiction of Mohammed.
ABC Developing New TV Show By Sex and the City Creator Darren Star: "Good Christian Bitches"The novel it's based on is about a divorced woman coming back to Dallas to be terrorized by Christian moralizers.
ISLAM: THE RELIGION OF MISOGYNY UPDATE: CAIRO INT'L WOMEN'S DAY DEMONSTRATION DISRUPTED BY 1000'S OF MISOGYNIST MUSLIM MEN
Less than three weeks ago, an article appeared in The Washington Post discussing the achievements of women in Egypt during the revolution.
"Women think as differently as they dress here, but they have emerged from the barricades agreeing on one thing: This is their moment in history, and they cannot afford to lose it," wrote The Post's Kathy Lally from Cairo.
The tentative advancements Egyptian women thought they had made during the protests faltered Tuesday. According to Twitter reports from Cairo, a march planned for Tahrir Square in honor of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day was met by an even larger crowd of men deriding the women for being there and harassing them.
An Egyptian journalist, Ethar El-Katatney, wrote on Twitter, "Was just ranted at by a 'sheikh' telling me to go home and raise my kids." She reported that only a few hundred women had come to what they had been calling the Million Woman March but that thousands of men appeared in the square.
THIS WAS BOUND TO HAPPEN - AS IS THE HIJACKING OF THE EGYPTIAN REVOLUTION.
TO JOIN MODERNITY MUSLIMS MUST ABANDON ISLAM.
SORRY, IT'S JUST TRUE.
CO2 IS THE BOGEYMAN OF THE NEW TYRANTS, THE ECO-NUTSIES. THEY INVOKE AGW TO EXCUSE THE DEPRIVATIONS WHICH MUST ACCOMPANY THE GREEN ECONOMY.
Monday, March 07, 2011
This is connected to expectations that the ECB will increase interest rates in Europe.
In the context of the fast pace of the rise of oil and commodity prices this situation might be seen as a precursor for the reemergence of an international financial crisis.
Of course a concerted effort on behalf of Chinese, US and European Central Banks to stabilise the dollar may force hedge-funds to cover their shorts - which will strengthen the dollar.
If this move fails then we all need to run for cover.
UPDATE: RELIAPUNDIT ASKS:
I WONDER IF THIS RUN IS A RESULT OF CERTAIN PEOPLE EXPECTING SOME BIG ATTACK ON US INTERESTS OR INSIDE THE USA?
The crew of the MV Guanabara are safe. The only remaining problem is that the Americans do not know what to do with the 4 captured pirates.
The pirates of Somalia are threatening the most vital trade route in the world - and they are probalbly sending vast sums of money in support of international terrorism.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
The new German interior minister, Hans-Peter Friedrich, has reignited a highly charged debate here about the role of Muslims and Islam in society after saying that the religion was not part of the German way of life.
“Islam in Germany is not something substantiated by history at any point,” nor has it any major role in German culture, Mr. Friedrich said Thursday, his first day in office.
HE HAS BEEN ROUNDLY CRITICIZED BY ALL THE USUAL SUSPECTS: THE COWARDLY DHIMMIS AND THE POSTMODERN AMORALISTS WHO THINK ALL CULTURE IS RELATIVE.
Germany has been grappling with how to integrate its four million Muslims, with the government pushing for better German language skills for the children of non-German-speaking parents. Chancellor Angela Merkel said last week this would give children from immigrant families opportunities that otherwise would not exist if they did not learn German as their first language.
Mrs. Merkel was speaking a week ago about the issue of integration after holding talks in Berlin with the Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He had called on the large Turkish community living in Germany to teach their children the Turkish language first and then German.
Mr. Erdogan had told a crowd of more than 11,000 Turkish residents living in Germany that they should not assimilate but instead integrate.
... Mr. Friedrich’s revival of such a sensitive issue coincided with a police investigation into why a 21-year-old man from Kosovo shot and killed two U.S. servicemen at Frankfurt airport last Wednesday, stirring more enmity because he was allegedly motivated by radical Islamic beliefs.
IT'S ONLY "ALLEGEDLY" TO DHIMMIS.
DHIMMIS ARE THE ENEMIES FIFTH COLUMN.
WE MUST DESTROY THIS FIFTH COLUMN POLITICALLY IF WE ARE TO DEFEAT GLOBAL JIHAD.
AND WE MUST STOP GLOBAL JIHAD OR THE WEST WILL SOON RESEMBLE TURKEY - IF NOT IRAN AND THEN AFGHANISTAN - FOR CERTAINLY THE ROAD TO DHIMMITUDE ENDS UP IN THE DITCH OF ISLAM0-FASCISM.
Israel has given preliminary approval for renovations at a contested holy site in East Jerusalem where rebuilding has triggered violence in the past, a city official said Sunday.
Municipal planners last week approved the project to repair an earthen ramp near the Mughrabi Gate connecting the Wailing Wall remnant of an ancient Jewish temple to a complex revered by Muslims and Jews, both of whom claim the area as their own.
Meir Margalit, a city councilor, said city hall would likely give final approval this month to the planned reinforcement of the ramp damaged by a snowstorm and an earthquake in 2004.
"I was surprised to see this issue has passed quietly," Margalit said, maintaining that Palestinians and Muslim clerics had put up no objections, though Israel had been forced to halt the work in 2007 after Palestinian protests at the time.
THE ARABS ARE SANDBAGGING THE ISRAELIS ON THIS:
THEY WILL START VIOLENT "DEMONSTRATIONS" WHEN THE CONSTRUCTION WORK ACTUALLY BEGINS.
BTW: THE TEMPLE MOUNT IS NOT REALLY HOLY AT ALL IN ISLAM:
Jerusalem's role as "The Third Holiest Site in Islam" in mainstream Islamic writings does not precede the 1930s. It was created by the Grand Mufti Haj Amin al Husseini
Most of the problems surrounding Jerusalem can be traced to two areas of dispute. One is the political area that asks Jerusalem to be the capital of both Israel and the nascent Palestine. The other and most contentious problem is the holiness of Temple Mount to both Judaism and Islam.
The role Jerusalem has in the Hebrew holy works is well known and not open to debate; however, there are varying opinions on the holiness of Jerusalem, specifically Temple Mount to Islam.
Many if not most opinions that counter Islam's claim point out the Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Quran and did not occupy any special role in Islam until recent political exigencies transformed Jerusalem into Islam's third holy site.
Jerusalem's role as "The Third Holiest Site in Islam" in mainstream Islamic writings does not precede the 1930s.
It was created by the Grand Mufti, Haj Amin al Husseini. The Mufti knew that nationalist slogans alone would not succeed in uniting the masses against arriving Jewish refugees. He therefore turned the struggle into a religious conflict. He addressed the masses clearly, calling for a holy war. His battle cry was simple and comprehensive: "Down with the Infidels!" From the time Herbert Samuel appointed him to the position of Mufti, Haj Amin worked vigorously to raise Jerusalem's status as an Islamic holy center. He renovated the mosques on the Temple Mount, while conducting an unceasing campaign regarding the imminent Jewish "threat" to Moslem holy sites.
Here are some pictures of the Temple Mount taken around 1875.
Where are the Arabs?
THE TEMPLE MOUNT IS TRULY JEWISH, AND NOT ISLAMIC IN ANY CRITICAL HISTORICAL SENSE.
MUSLIMS CLAIM IT IS CENTRAL TO ISLAM MERELY AS A PRETEXT FOR JIHAD.
IT IS NO MORE CENTRAL TO ISLAM THAN ANDALUSIA, SOUTHERN THAILAND, THE MORO ISLANDS, AND SO ON.
WE SHOULDN'T APPEASE THIS LIE.
AND WE SHOULD EXPECT A CONCERTED DIPLOMATIC AND KINETIC ATTACK WHEN ISRAEL BEGINS WORK.
It is the first such attack since the fall of Hosni Mubarak last month.
This is just the beginning of the violent islamo-fascist effort to hijack the revolution.
Indonesia is often cited as an example of a democratic, predominantly Muslim state. As Hillary Clinton has put it,‘‘If you want to know whether Islam, democracy, modernity, and women’s rights can co-exist, go to Indonesia.’’ But Indonesia is vastly different than the Middle East. It has strong Asian influences that temper its brand of Islam. There is no official mosque or spiritual leader in the country. And the Chinese minority in the country exerts considerable cultural influence. Indonesia and the Middle East have very little in common culturally.Wrong! If the following article at Pajamas Media by Raymond Ibrahim tells anything:
...I refer to anti-church policy by Middle East governments deemed “moderate.” Consider: Kuwait just denied, without explanation, a request to build a church; so did Indonesia, forcing Christians to celebrate Christmas in a parking lot — even as a mob of 1,000 Muslims burned down two other churches. If this is the fate of churches in “moderate” Indonesia and Kuwait — the latter’s sovereignty due entirely to U.S. sacrifices in the First Gulf War — what can be expected of the rest of the Islamic world?Don't think for even one second that Indonesia is a place where you'd want to live so long as Islam reins supreme. Nor Kuwait. Schweizer has only proven once again why he's the rhinestone among the Breitbart contributors, and I think he should be replaced by Frank Gaffney instead. Schweizer is only embarrassing the site, and they'd do well enough to dump him from their staff.
RELIAPUNDIT ADDS: AVI IS RIGHT:
ON 2/8/11 I POSTED ON INDONESIA WITH SEVERAL LINKS EXPOSING IT AS ANTI-WEST, ANTI-JUDEO-CHRISTIAN AND ESSENTIALLY NO DIFFERENT THAN OTHER MUSLIM NATIONS.
THE IDEA THAT INDONESIA IS MODERATE IS AS FALSE AS THE IDEA THAT AT ONE TIME ISLAM WAS TOLERANT OF NON-MUSLIMS, NAMELY THE ERA OF ANDALUSIAN OCCUPATION.
THE FACT THAT THE HOUSE OF SAUD HAS ANNOUNCED THAT FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND DEMONSTRATIONS ARE INCOMPATIBLE WITH ISLAM PROVES THAT ISLAM IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH MODERNITY AND DEMOCRACY AND PLURALISM AND A SECULAR STATE.
INDONESIA IS NO EXCEPTION - AND CAN'T BE AS LONG AS IT IS NOT APOSTATE TO ISLAM.
THE HARIRI ASSASSINATION: 6 YEARS LATER AND STILL NO INDICTMENTS ANNOUNCED - INSTEAD... ANOTHER DELAY!
The panel investigating the assassination that shook Lebanon says its report may be delayed but denies political pressure is holding up charges....
The indictment is still secret while under review, but it is widely expected to name members of Hezbollah, which now has a dominant role in the Lebanese government.
Cassese [A JUDGE AND THE PRESIDENT ON THE TRIBUNAL] said the panel is "impartial" and rejected the choice of "peace versus justice" as "fallacious."
NONSENSE. THEY ARE DHIMMIFIED COWARDS, LIKE THE REST OF THE BROTHEL-LIKE CESSPOOL KNOWN AS THE UNITED NATIONS.
IF THERE WERE COURAGEOUS PEOPLE OF VIRTUE AND MORALITY LEADING THE UN AND THE USA, THEN WE WOULD'VE TAKEN OUT THE LEADERS BEHIND PM HARIRI'S ASSASSINATION - NASRALLAH AND ASSAD AND KHAMENI AND AHMADINEJAD - YEARS AGO.
AP uses border agent's murder as pretext for anti-gun propaganda piece, doesn't mention murder gun was via ATF
BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- Federal agents are barely able to slow the river of American guns flowing into Mexico. In two years, a new effort to increase inspections of travelers crossing the border has netted just 386 guns - an almost infinitesimal amount given that an estimated 2,000 slip across each day.Never does Weissert's article note that the murder gun was sold to Mexican criminals on the instructions of the ATF. Instead, the article uses this consequence of ATF perfidy as an excuse to retail fabricated propaganda from Bill Clinton's anti-gun zealots. He does note that their report "did not include information on how [the 2,000 illegal guns a day] figure was reached," but that does not stop him from touting it as "the last comprehensive estimate on the subject." How does he know the study was comprehensive if they never revealed where their estimates came from? Is the study comprehensive if they pulled the numbers out of thin air?
The problem came into sharp focus again last month when a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was killed on a northern Mexican highway with a gun that was purchased in a town outside Fort Worth, Texas.
Weissert goes on to mention the ATF gun running scandal, but instead letting his readers know that the current news story, the murder of agent Terry, is part of it, he just offers the ATF's nonsensical justification as his own analysis:
The ATF's work on the border highlights the tension between short-term operations aimed at arresting low-level straw buyers - legal U.S. residents with clean records who buy weapons - and long-term ones designed to identify who is directing the gun buys.Since he is presenting this as his own understanding, he ought to note that if the Mexican government wants to identify who is directing illegal gun buys, they have plenty of cases to look at already. Under the guise of showing the magnitude of the problem that ATF is trying to solve, Weissert even provides some relevant figures:
From September 2009 to July 31 of last year alone, the Mexican government seized more than 32,000 illegal weapons, even though purchasing guns in Mexico requires permission from the country's defense department, and even then buyers are limited to pistols of .38-caliber or less.Mexican authorities already know where the illegal guns are going because they are finding large numbers of them on a daily basis. As for their ability to prosecute gang leaders for illegal weapons that are confiscated from low level gang members, that problem is the same whether the guns come from the ATF or from Croatia.
Remember, ATF is not in any way following the guns they "let walk." Their own claim is that they are just looking to see where the guns end up, which offers no value-added for identifying the gang leaders who are buying them. If authorities can't trace a low level gang member's Croatian gun back to the gang leader who bought it then they can't trace an ATF gun back to the gang leader who bought it.
The ATF is providing a blatantly fraudulent excuse for its gun running, and Weissert takes it as his job to make this excuse look as good at possible. That this is not just stupidity on Weissert's part, but is willful deception, is proved by his pretense that Terry was murdered with an illegally sold weapon. He is self-consciously hiding the truth from his readers. Evil trash.
Another Weissert tidbit:
Many guns used to kill in Mexico never have their origins traced. Still, ATF has long estimated that of the weapons discovered at Mexican crime scenes which authorities do choose to trace, nearly 90 percent are eventually found to have been purchased in the U.S.Duh. Guns legal for sale in the United States are identifiable by their import stamps, serial number ranges, and other markings. Those are the guns that are examined for U.S. gun trace data. Even then, the 90% figure only refers to those guns that are successfully traced. Of course the guns that the U.S. actually has trace data for are almost entirely U.S. guns. The actual percentage of Mexican crime guns that have been traced to America is 12.
These issues have been much discussed, and Weissert's article shows enough research that he would certainly be aware of them, yet he leaves the crucial context out, and again, the fact that he lies by omission about the Terry murder gun indicates that these other omissions are also intentional.
So what is the real reason for ATF's gun running? To provide facts in support of the Obama administration's ongoing effort to blame Mexican gun violence on American arms dealers, as justification for further infringing the constitutionally protected gun rights of American citizens. Analysis here.
Councils across the UK are refusing to pick up low-energy lightbulbs from homes as they contain toxic mercury, which gives off poisonous vapours.And from the comments section: "Lovely to see the 'elf-n-safety' jobsworth greeny pc lefty beardy-weirdies caught out by their very own nonsense."
But confused consumers are putting the new bulbs – classed as hazardous waste – in their dustbins when they burn out, potentially putting the safety of thousands of binmen at risk.
Previously, the public disposed of traditional lightbulbs, used in Britain for 120 years, in a domestic bin.
However, they are being phased out under a European Union ruling and are being replaced with energy-saving bulbs, many of which contain mercury.
Last night UNISON, the union which represents thousands of rubbish collectors across Britain, said it was concerned at the risks binmen are facing. The rest here.
UPDATE - RELIAPUNDIT - VIA AMERICAN DIGEST:
RELIAPUNDIT UPDATE #2: Ingenious German entrepreneurs figure out a way around the incandescent light bulb ban
The eco-wackos have succeeded in banning the standard incandescent light bulb, leaving us with those ugly, mercury-filled, twisty bulbs. But two German entrepreneurs have figured a way to turn liberal stupidity on itself and get around the ban at the same time.THE BEST WAY OUT OF LEFT-WING IDIOCY IS RIGHT-WING INGENUITY!
light bulb heat ball
Do not make the mistake of thinking this is a light bulb
Just as acts of terrorism have been renamed “made-made disasters” by the Obama administration, these guys had one of those Eureka! moments when they realized they could get around the light bulb ban simply by renaming them “Heat Balls.”
Ahhh, the genius of German design:
A German entrepreneur is bypassing a European Union ban on light bulbs of more than 60 watts by marketing his own brand as mini heaters.
Siegfried Rotthaeuser and his brother-in-law have come up with a legal way of importing and distributing 75 and 100 watt light bulbs – by producing them in China, importing them as “small heating devices” and selling them as “heatballs” … On their website, the two engineers describe the heatballs as “action art” and as “resistance against legislation which is implemented without recourse to democratic and parliamentary processes.”
The company’s sold out its first 4,000 Heat Balls in just 72 hours.
FRENCH POLL SHOCKER: MARINE LE PEN AND THE NLF LEADS ALL POTENTIAL CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT OF FRANCE!
I THINK THIS IS GOOD NEWS AND IT'S THE DIRECT RESULT OF SARKOZY'S FAILURE TO DEAL WITH THE ON-GOING THREAT OF ISLAMIZATION, IN GENERAL, AND SPECIFICALLY IN REGARD TO THE STREET-PRAYERS OF PARISIAN MUSLIMS - SEE BELOW.
DE-ISLAMIFCATION IS THE ISSUE THAT HELPED ELECT HIM, AND HIS FAILURE TO ACT - UP TO NOW - WILL DETHRONE HIM.
BBC: Marine Le Pen poll rating shock for French politics
An opinion poll suggesting far-right leader Marine Le Pen could win the first round of next year's presidential election has caused a shock in France.WE PREVIOUSLY NOTED HER ASCENDANCY HERE - TWO MONTHS AGO:
The survey for Le Parisien newspaper puts the National Front leader, who took over from her father Jean-Marie in January, ahead of all other candidates.
It gives her 23% of the vote, 2% ahead of both President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist leader Martine Aubry.
I DON'T AGREE WITH ALL SHE OR HER PARTY STAND FOR, BUT SHE MIGHT BE THE LAST BEST HOPE FOR A NON-ISLAMIFIED FRANCE.I have no problem with you praying, whenever you please, provided you do not obstruct traffic, or force me to have to watch you pray. Like thousands of mohammedans like doing in France.
Nicolas Sarkozy to target Muslim prayers
NICOLAS Sarkozy will take another lurch to the Right with a speech on New Year’s Eve calling Muslim prayers in the street “unacceptable”. After his expulsions of gypsies and a crackdown on immigrant crime, the French President will warn that the overflow of Muslim faithful on to the streets at prayer time when mosques are packed to capacity risks undermining the French secular tradition separating state and religion.
He will doubtless be accused of pandering to the far Right: the issue of Muslim prayers in the street has been brought to the fore by Marine Le Pen, the charismatic new figurehead of the National Front, who compared it to the wartime occupation of France.
Her words provoked uproar on the Left, whose commentators took them as evidence that far from being the gentler face of the far Right, Ms Le Pen, 42, is no different from Jean-Marie, 82, her father, who has been accused of racism and Holocaust denial.
According to his aide, Mr Sarkozy agrees with the junior Le Pen that the street cannot be allowed to become “an extension of the mosque” as it does in some parts of Paris, which are closed to traffic because of the overflow of the faithful. Local authorities have declined to intervene, despite public complaints, because they are afraid of sparking riots.
“People overreacted to Marine Le Pen’s comments,” said the aide, referring to the furore in which she was accused of rabble-rousing racism. “She is right: this phenomenon is unacceptable.”
VIDEO OF THE STREET PRAYERS:
Miss Le Pen has promised to turn her likely victory into a springboard for the presidential election next year. A poll released yesterday in the magazine Marianne suggested she would come third, garnering up to 20 per cent of the vote.
While she promotes her father's anti-immigrant, anti-Europe stance, Miss Le Pen claims to want to "de-diabolise" the party, removing unsavoury oddballs from its fringes and supporting gay rights, abortion and divorce to reach a wider electorate.THIS IS A GOOD DEVELOPMENT FOR FRANCE: EITHER SARKO WILL IMPROVE OR HE WILL LOSE TO HER AND FRANCE WILL IMPROVE.
With her softer, modern discourse, Ms Le Pen is enjoying a political windfall because the hobbyhorses of the National Front (FN) - Muslims, immigrant-related crime and globalisation - have gone mainstream. "Time has proved us right in a quite spectacular fashion," said Ms Le Pen. "Our old themes, opposition to the euro, the EU, immigration, have taken on a different light. People are saying that this party that was stigmatised was right." With a touch of the apocalypse beloved of her father she added: "This touches the future of European civilisation."
Polls support her view. Forty-two per cent of French people say that they see Islam as an internal threat. The Sarkozy team was shocked yesterday (Thursday) by a survey showing that 22 per cent of his own voters support the Front's ideas, a 12 per cent leap over a year.
In her silk blouse, jeans and boots, Ms Le Pen laughs at the way the "Marine effect" has worried the Sarkozy team.
The President will not get away again with "hijacking" FN votes as he did in the 2007 election, she said.
"His word is completely discredited. He has been in power for three years and he has done the opposite of his pledges - to control immigration, curb crime and create a moral republic. He failed and there has never been so much crime and corruption."
I FEEL THE SAME WAY NOW.
Speaking in Khartoum, Khaled Mashaal praises fall of Mubarak, says Cairo returned "to its natural state," calls on Fatah and Hamas to reunite. ...ERGO: HAMAS AND HIZBALLAH AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD ARE NOT CONCERNED WITH SELF-DETERMINATION; THEY ARE ALL AND ONLY ABOUT JIHAD.
Commenting on the Hamas-Fatah rift, Mashaal [THE HEAD OF HAMAS] urged the two factions to reunite based on "jihad" against Israel.
"The first step (to liberating Jerusalem from Israeli occupation) is refusal to negotiate with Israel... and to establish a new, reconciled Palestinian position based on jihad," he was quoted by AFP as saying.
THOSE WHO SUPPORT THESE GROUPS OR TOLERATE THEM ARE ONLY FURTHERING THEIR GOALS AND ABETTING THE ENEMIES OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION.
PEACE AND JUSTICE CANNOT EVER COME ABOUT AS A RESULT OF THESE GROUPS OR THEIR ILK TAKING CONTROL OF GOVERNMENT.
PEACE AND JUSTICE CAN ONLY COME ABOUT WHEN THESE GROUPS AND THEIR HIDEOUS IDEOLOGY ARE ERADICATED.
Saudi Government Says Demonstrations, Marches Prohibited by Kingdom's LawsEITHER THE HOUSE OF SAUD MISUNDERSTANDS ISLAM, OR... ISLAM IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH DEMOCRACY.
Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry said that demonstrations, marches and sit-ins are “strictly” prohibited under the kingdom’s laws, the Saudi Press Agency said, citing an unidentified official at the Interior Ministry
Protests “contradict” Islam and the values of society, the Riyadh-based news service cited the official as saying. They harm public interest, infringe on the rights of others, spread “chaos” and lead to bloodshed, the official said.
THE HOUSE OF SAUD DOESN'T MISUNDERSTAND ISLAM; ERGO: ISLAM IS INCOMPATIBLE WITH DEMOCRACY.
THE ONLY GOOD MUSLIM - BY WHICH I MEAN A MUSLIM WHO CAN LIVE IN TRUE HARMONY WITH NON-MUSLIMS IN A MODERN, DEMOCRATIC, PLURALISTIC SOCIETY - IS AN APOSTATE MUSLIM.
WE ARE IN A CIVILIZATIONAL STRUGGLE AGAINST ISLAM.
THIS DOESN'T MEAN WE ARE IN A WAR WITH EVERY SINGLE MUSLIM ANY MORE THAN WW2 WE WERE AT WAR WITH EVERY SINGLE GERMAN OR EVEN EVERY SINGLE NAZI.
BUT JUST AS WE WERE AT WAR WITH NAZISM THEN, WE ARE AT WAR WITH ISLAM NOW.
THE SOONER A MAJORITY OF US ACCEPT THIS THE BETTER. THE FAILURE TO ACCEPT THIS HAS LEAD US TO WASTE TIME AND TREASURE ON TACTICS AND STRATEGIES THAT CANNOT HELP US WIN - LIKE "DEMOCRATIZING" AFGHANISTAN, A GOAL I ONCE SHARED.
IF WE WANT TO TURN THE MUSLIMS THERE INTO PEOPLE WHO CAN LIVE UNDER DEMOCRACY AND THE RULE OF SECULAR LAW, THEN WE NEED TO TURN THE MUSLIMS THERE AWAY FROM ISLAM.
Spotted at Political Realities, LD Jackson's site (Click directly on the image to enlarge it):
Excerpt from the opinion essay written by LD Jackson:
I believe the President is guilty of playing class warfare....His relationship with the unions is indicative of that desire, I believe. They are a means to an end and that end is winning a second term in 2012.Read the entire essay HERE.